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Andy Messersmith

John Alexander Messersmith (Bluto or Channel)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 6, 1945 in Toms River, NJ
School: University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1968 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Angels/Dodgers/Braves/Yankees 1968-1979

Final Game: June 1, 1979 (Age 33)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #96. David Wells… #97. Waite Hoyt… #98. Freddie Fitzsimmons… #99. ANDY MESSERSMITH… #100. Bobo Newsom… #101. Ron Guidry… #102. Mark Langston… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1968 22 CAL AL 4 2 .667 2.21 2.37 28 5 9 2 1 4 81.1 44 21 20 3 35 4 74 1 1 3 321 131 0.971 4.9 0.3 3.9 8.2 2.11
1969 23 CAL AL 16 11 .593 2.52 2.96 40 33 5 10 2 2 250.0 169 81 70 17 100 7 211 5 1 16 1008 137 1.076 6.1 0.6 3.6 7.6 2.11 MVP-29
1970 24 CAL AL 11 10 .524 3.01 3.67 37 26 8 6 1 5 194.2 144 75 65 21 78 6 162 6 0 2 795 120 1.140 6.7 1.0 3.6 7.5 2.08
1971 25 CAL AL 20 13 .606 2.99 3.30 38 38 0 14 4 0 276.2 224 112 92 16 121 6 179 7 0 9 1170 108 1.247 7.3 0.5 3.9 5.8 1.48 AS,CYA-5
1972 26 CAL AL 8 11 .421 2.81 2.35 25 21 4 10 3 2 169.2 125 56 53 5 68 8 142 2 1 2 690 104 1.138 6.6 0.3 3.6 7.5 2.09
1973 27 LAD NL 14 10 .583 2.70 3.40 33 33 0 10 3 0 249.2 196 90 75 24 77 3 177 6 1 6 1015 129 1.093 7.1 0.9 2.8 6.4 2.30
1974 28 LAD NL 20 6 .769 2.59 3.13 39 39 0 13 3 0 292.1 227 93 84 24 94 0 221 3 3 6 1179 132 1.098 7.0 0.7 2.9 6.8 2.35 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16,GG
1975 29 LAD NL 19 14 .576 2.29 3.09 42 40 2 19 7 1 321.2 244 92 82 22 96 2 213 5 0 8 1276 149 1.057 6.8 0.6 2.7 6.0 2.22 AS,CYA-5,MVP-24,GG
1976 30 ATL NL 11 11 .500 3.04 3.31 29 28 1 12 3 1 207.1 166 83 70 14 74 1 135 2 0 10 847 125 1.158 7.2 0.6 3.2 5.9 1.82 AS
1977 31 ATL NL 5 4 .556 4.40 4.12 16 16 0 1 0 0 102.1 101 54 50 12 39 5 69 2 0 5 447 102 1.368 8.9 1.1 3.4 6.1 1.77
1978 32 NYY AL 0 3 .000 5.64 7.38 6 5 1 0 0 0 22.1 24 21 14 7 15 0 16 1 0 0 106 66 1.746 9.7 2.8 6.0 6.4 1.07
1979 33 LAD NL 2 4 .333 4.91 5.41 11 11 0 1 0 0 62.1 55 34 34 9 34 2 26 0 0 3 266 74 1.428 7.9 1.3 4.9 3.8 0.76
12 Yrs 130 99 .568 2.86 3.28 344 295 30 98 27 15 2230.1 1719 812 709 174 831 44 1625 40 7 70 9120 121 1.143 6.9 0.7 3.4 6.6 1.96
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .568 2.86 3.28 37 31 3 10 3 2 237 183 86 75 19 88 5 173 4 1 7 971 121 1.143 6.9 0.7 3.4 6.6 1.96
CAL (5 yrs) 59 47 .557 2.78 3.04 168 123 26 42 11 13 972.1 706 345 300 62 402 31 768 21 3 32 3984 118 1.140 6.5 0.6 3.7 7.1 1.91
LAD (4 yrs) 55 34 .618 2.67 3.34 125 123 2 43 13 1 926.0 722 309 275 79 301 7 637 14 4 23 3736 129 1.105 7.0 0.8 2.9 6.2 2.12
ATL (2 yrs) 16 15 .516 3.49 3.57 45 44 1 13 3 1 309.2 267 137 120 26 113 6 204 4 0 15 1294 115 1.227 7.8 0.8 3.3 5.9 1.81
NYY (1 yr) 0 3 .000 5.64 7.38 6 5 1 0 0 0 22.1 24 21 14 7 15 0 16 1 0 0 106 66 1.746 9.7 2.8 6.0 6.4 1.07
NL (6 yrs) 71 49 .592 2.88 3.40 170 167 3 56 16 2 1235.2 989 446 395 105 414 13 841 18 4 38 5030 125 1.135 7.2 0.8 3.0 6.1 2.03
AL (6 yrs) 59 50 .541 2.84 3.14 174 128 27 42 11 13 994.2 730 366 314 69 417 31 784 22 3 32 4090 116 1.153 6.6 0.6 3.8 7.1 1.88

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1968 22 CAL AL 81.1 28 5 21 2.32 3.37 0.14 -0.06 98.7 3.12 8 1.1 1.4 0.0 1.9 13 .538 .507
1969 23 CAL AL 250.0 40 33 81 2.92 4.16 0.14 0.06 93.7 3.82 26 3.1 1.2 -0.1 5.3 46 .578 .519 $15,000 MVP-29
1970 24 CAL AL 194.2 37 26 75 3.47 4.18 0.32 0.04 97.0 3.78 8 0.9 1.8 -0.1 2.7 24 .525 .506 $30,000
1971 25 CAL AL 276.2 38 38 112 3.64 4.01 0.12 0.06 93.6 3.70 2 0.2 -0.1 2.6 24 .505 .501 AS,CYA-5
1972 26 CAL AL 169.2 25 21 56 2.97 3.35 0.05 0.04 95.4 3.19 5 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.2 17 .526 .504 $65,000
1973 27 LAD NL 249.2 33 33 90 3.24 4.18 0.34 0.13 95.9 3.80 15 1.7 -0.1 3.8 36 .553 .511 $70,000
1974 28 LAD NL 292.1 39 39 93 2.86 3.99 0.21 0.13 94.4 3.68 25 2.9 -0.1 5.3 51 .574 .518 $90,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16,GG
1975 29 LAD NL 321.2 42 40 92 2.57 4.11 0.48 0.13 94.8 3.55 32 3.8 2.1 -0.1 6.5 61 .591 .523 AS,CYA-5,MVP-24,GG
1976 30 ATL NL 207.1 29 28 83 3.60 3.99 -0.55 0.12 107.1 4.99 30 3.7 2.8 -0.1 5.4 48 .627 .523 AS
1977 31 ATL NL 102.1 16 16 54 4.75 4.56 -0.83 0.16 110.1 6.11 15 1.7 -0.1 2.5 24 .605 .510 $333,333
1978 32 NYY AL 22.1 6 5 21 8.46 4.08 0.28 0.07 93.2 3.61 -12 -1.1 .2 0.0 -0.8 -10 .319 .493
1979 33 LAD NL 62.1 11 11 34 4.91 4.03 -0.21 0.13 98.5 4.30 -5 -0.5 -0.0 0.0 1 .454 .497
12 Seasons 2230.1 344 295 812 3.28 4.02 0.11 0.09 96.9 3.90 150 18.1 1.4 -0.9 37.4 335 .553 .512 $603,333
CAL (5 yrs) 972.1 168 123 345 3.19 3.91 0.15 0.04 95.1 3.61 50 6.0 1.4 -0.4 14.7 125 .535 .508 $110,000
LAD (4 yrs) 926.0 125 123 309 3.00 4.08 0.31 0.13 95.2 3.71 67 7.9 2.1 -0.4 15.5 148 .563 .516 $160,000
ATL (2 yrs) 309.2 45 44 137 3.98 4.18 -0.65 0.13 108.1 5.36 45 5.4 2.8 -0.1 8.0 72 .619 .518 $333,333
NYY (1 yr) 22.1 6 5 21 8.46 4.08 0.28 0.07 93.2 3.61 -12 -1.1 .2 0.0 -0.8 -10 .319 .493

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1974 28 LAD NL NLCS W PIT 1 0 1.000 2.57 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 31 1.571 10.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1974 28 LAD NL WS L OAK 0 2 .000 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.0 11 8 7 2 7 1 12 1 0 1 58 1.286 7.1 1.3 4.5 7.7 1.71
1 Yr (2 Series) 1 2 .333 3.86 3 3 0 0 0 0 21.0 19 10 9 2 10 1 12 2 0 1 89 1.381 8.1 0.9 4.3 5.1 1.20
1 NLCS 1 0 1.000 2.57 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 31 1.571 10.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1 WS 0 2 .000 4.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.0 11 8 7 2 7 1 12 1 0 1 58 1.286 7.1 1.3 4.5 7.7 1.71

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1968 22 CAL AL 29 24 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .100 .100 .150 .250 -23 3 0 0 4 0 0 1
1969 23 CAL AL 42 91 77 5 12 2 0 0 5 0 0 8 28 .156 .235 .182 .417 22 14 1 0 6 0 0 1 MVP-29
1970 24 CAL AL 38 75 70 4 11 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 28 .157 .157 .243 .400 11 17 0 0 5 0 0 1
1971 25 CAL AL 39 104 93 8 16 2 0 2 5 0 0 5 30 .172 .214 .258 .472 39 24 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
1972 26 CAL AL 26 58 53 2 10 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 13 .189 .232 .245 .477 46 13 0 0 2 0 0 1
1973 27 LAD NL 34 99 89 3 15 3 0 0 6 0 0 5 16 .169 .213 .202 .415 18 18 1 0 5 0 0 1
1974 28 LAD NL 39 113 96 12 23 8 0 1 11 0 0 11 28 .240 .312 .354 .666 90 34 1 0 4 2 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16,GG
1975 29 LAD NL 44 123 108 8 17 4 0 0 9 0 0 7 25 .157 .212 .194 .406 16 21 2 1 5 2 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-24,GG
1976 30 ATL NL 29 77 67 3 12 1 0 0 10 0 0 4 19 .179 .225 .194 .419 17 13 1 0 6 0 0 1 AS
1977 31 ATL NL 16 39 34 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 9 .118 .189 .265 .454 15 9 0 0 2 0 0 1
1978 32 NYY AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 33 LAD NL 11 23 22 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .091 .091 .136 .227 -38 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
12 Yrs 353 826 729 49 124 30 0 5 54 1 0 46 212 .170 .219 .232 .451 29 169 6 1 46 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 379 335 22 57 14 0 2 25 0 0 21 97 .170 .219 .232 .451 29 78 3 0 21 2 0
CAL (5 yrs) 174 352 313 20 51 11 0 3 13 1 0 16 109 .163 .204 .227 .430 26 71 1 0 23 0 0
LAD (4 yrs) 128 358 315 24 57 16 0 1 28 0 0 23 75 .181 .236 .241 .477 36 76 4 1 15 4 0
ATL (2 yrs) 45 116 101 5 16 3 0 1 13 0 0 7 28 .158 .213 .218 .431 17 22 1 0 8 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 173 474 416 29 73 19 0 2 41 0 0 30 103 .175 .231 .236 .466 31 98 5 1 23 4 0
AL (6 yrs) 180 352 313 20 51 11 0 3 13 1 0 16 109 .163 .204 .227 .430 26 71 1 0 23 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1968 22 CAL AL 29 24 -2 0 0 0 2 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1969 23 CAL AL 42 91 -7 -1 0 0 11 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 2 $15,000 1 MVP-29
1970 24 CAL AL 38 75 -9 -0 0 0 9 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $30,000 1
1971 25 CAL AL 39 104 -8 0 0 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1 AS,CYA-5
1972 26 CAL AL 26 58 -3 -0 0 0 6 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .514 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 $65,000 1
1973 27 LAD NL 34 99 -10 0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $70,000 1
1974 28 LAD NL 39 113 -1 0 1 0 12 12 1.3 0 12 1.3 .533 .508 1.3 0.0 12 $90,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16,GG
1975 29 LAD NL 44 123 -11 1 0 0 14 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-24,GG
1976 30 ATL NL 29 77 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 AS
1977 31 ATL NL 16 39 -5 -0 0 0 5 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 $333,333 1
1978 32 NYY AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1979 33 LAD NL 11 23 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
12 Seasons 353 826 -67 -1 2 0 92 26 2.8 0 26 2.8 .508 .502 2.8 -0.0 26 $603,333
CAL (5 yrs) 174 352 -29 -2 1 0 39 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .506 .501 1.1 -0.1 9 $110,000
LAD (4 yrs) 128 358 -26 1 1 0 39 16 1.7 0 16 1.7 .513 .504 1.6 0.0 16 $160,000
ATL (2 yrs) 45 116 -12 -1 0 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $333,333
NYY (1 yr) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1974 28 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 28 LAD NL WS OAK L 2 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 1 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLCS 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1968 CAL AL 22 P 28 5 2 81.1 19 6 12 1 0 .947 1.99 0.64 .957 1.89 1.88 1 2 67% 37% 0
1969 CAL AL 23 P 40 33 10 250.0 51 17 29 5 2 .902 1.66 1.15 .951 1.88 1.88 15 5 25% 36% 2 MVP-29
1970 CAL AL 24 P 37 26 6 194.2 39 12 23 4 3 .897 1.62 0.95 .951 1.86 1.85 11 7 39% 39% 2
1971 CAL AL 25 P 38 38 14 276.2 72 18 49 5 2 .931 2.18 1.76 .958 1.98 1.97 26 5 16% 39% 2 AS,CYA-5
1972 CAL AL 26 P 25 21 10 169.2 33 9 24 0 0 1.000 1.75 1.32 .950 1.86 1.85 13 5 28% 39% 0
1973 LAD NL 27 P 33 33 10 249.2 59 19 35 5 0 .915 1.95 1.64 .950 1.88 1.88 14 8 36% 36% 1
1974 LAD NL 28 P 39 39 13 292.1 71 18 44 9 3 .873 1.91 1.59 .944 1.88 1.88 13 11 46% 33% 3 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16,GG
1975 LAD NL 29 P 42 40 19 321.2 59 11 43 5 1 .915 1.51 1.29 .946 1.86 1.86 14 7 33% 32% 2 AS,CYA-5,MVP-24,GG
1976 ATL NL 30 P 29 28 12 207.1 52 14 33 5 2 .904 2.04 1.62 .950 1.88 1.87 9 9 50% 33% 1 AS
1977 ATL NL 31 P 16 16 1 102.1 22 5 15 2 1 .909 1.76 1.25 .950 1.85 1.85 14 1 7% 35% 1
1978 NYY AL 32 P 6 5 0 22.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.61 0.67 .955 1.89 1.88 4 1 20% 38% 0
1979 LAD NL 33 P 11 11 1 62.1 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 2.02 1.27 .951 1.80 1.80 3 2 40% 34% 0
12 Seasons P 344 295 98 2230.1 495 136 318 41 15 .917 1.83 1.32 .950 1.88 1.88 137 63 32% 36% 14
12 Seasons TOT 344 295 98 2230.1 495 136 318 41 15 .917 1.83 1.32 .950 1.88 1.88 137 63 32% 36% 14
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1985 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1986 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 AL (29, 1%)
1974 NL (16, 1%)
1975 NL (24, 0%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (5, 1%)
1974 NL (2, 55%)
1975 NL (5, 1%)
0.57 Career Shares (95th)

Gold Gloves
1974 NL (P)
1975 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1974 NL  6.6 (9th)
1975 NL  6.9 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1969 AL  5.3 (5th)
1974 NL  5.3 (6th)
1975 NL  6.5 (5th)
1976 NL  5.4 (5th)
Career  37.4 (188th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1969 AL  2.52 (4th)
1970 AL  3.01 (7th)
1973 NL  2.70 (5th)
1974 NL  2.59 (5th)
1975 NL  2.29 (2nd)
Career  2.86 (124th)

Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  20 (6th)
1974 NL  20 (1st)
1975 NL  19 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1974 NL  .769 (2nd)
Career  .568 (243rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1969 AL  1.076 (4th)
1970 AL  1.140 (3rd)
1973 NL  1.093 (3rd)
1974 NL  1.098 (1st)
1975 NL  1.057 (3rd)
1976 NL  1.158 (7th)
Career  1.143 (58th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1969 AL  6.084 (1st)
1970 AL  6.658 (1st)
1971 AL  7.287 (4th)
1972 AL  6.631 (5th)
1973 NL  7.065 (5th)
1974 NL  6.989 (2nd)
1975 NL  6.827 (1st)
1976 NL  7.206 (4th)
Career  6.937 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1969 AL  7.596 (3rd)
1970 AL  7.490 (5th)
1972 AL  7.532 (2nd)
1974 NL  6.804 (6th)
Career  6.557 (169th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1969 AL  250.0 (10th)
1971 AL  276.7 (10th)
1974 NL  292.3 (2nd)
1975 NL  321.7 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1969 AL  211 (3rd)
1973 NL  177 (5th)
1974 NL  221 (2nd)
1975 NL  213 (3rd)
Career  1,625 (149th)

Games Started s c a p y
1971 AL  38 (6th)
1974 NL  39 (2nd)
1975 NL  40 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1974 NL  13 (7th)
1975 NL  19 (1st)
1976 NL  12 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1971 AL  4 (7th)
1973 NL  3 (7th)
1974 NL  3 (8th)
1975 NL  7 (1st)
Career  27 (145th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1973 NL  24 (9th)
1974 NL  24 (1st)
1975 NL  22 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 AL  100 (8th)
1971 AL  121 (2nd)
1975 NL  96 (8th)
Career  831 (220th)

Hits s c a p y
1975 NL  244 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1969 AL  2.110 (10th)
1973 NL  2.299 (10th)
1974 NL  2.351 (4th)
1975 NL  2.219 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  0.521 (4th)
1972 AL  0.265 (2nd)

Losses s c a p y
1975 NL  14 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1969 AL  16 (1st)
1971 AL  9 (8th)
1976 NL  10 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (9th)
1973 NL  6 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1971 AL  1,170 (6th)
1974 NL  1,179 (3rd)
1975 NL  1,276 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1969 AL  137 (4th)
1970 AL  120 (9th)
1973 NL  129 (8th)
1974 NL  132 (7th)
1975 NL  149 (2nd)
1976 NL  125 (7th)
Career  121 (106th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1969 AL  2.97 (5th)
1972 AL  2.35 (1st)
1974 NL  3.13 (9th)
1975 NL  3.09 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1969 AL  26 (5th)
1973 NL  21 (9th)
1974 NL  30 (4th)
1975 NL  43 (1st)
Career  150 (126th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1969 AL  2.9 (5th)
1973 NL  2.2 (7th)
1974 NL  3.3 (4th)
1975 NL  4.8 (1st)
Career  16.7 (117th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1969 AL  29.87 (5th)
1973 NL  24.16 (7th)
1974 NL  38.20 (3rd)
1975 NL  52.03 (1st)
Career  176.21 (58th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1969 AL  3.0 (10th)
1970 AL  2.6 (9th)
1974 NL  4.2 (1st)
1975 NL  4.1 (4th)
Career  19.6 (67th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1969 AL  3.2 (6th)
1973 NL  2.6 (4th)
1974 NL  4.2 (2nd)
1975 NL  4.9 (1st)
Career  21.0 (46th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1969 AL  3.4 (5th)
1973 NL  2.7 (7th)
1974 NL  4.4 (3rd)
1975 NL  6.1 (1st)
Career  20.3 (54th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1975 NL  43 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1969 AL  5 (4th)
1970 AL  4 (5th)
1971 AL  5 (3rd)
1973 NL  5 (3rd)
1974 NL  9 (2nd)
1975 NL  5 (2nd)
1976 NL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 17 (129), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 92 (246), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 66 (191), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 30 (148), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (172nd), 40.2 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/37.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196923California Angels$15,0003/7/70 TSN
197024California Angels$30,0003/7/70 TSN
197226California Angels$65,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197327Los Angeles Dodgers$70,0003/31/73 TSN
197428Los Angeles Dodgers$90,000Marvin Miller autobiog., p. 241
197731Atlanta Braves$333,3331977 TSN Guide3 yrs./$1M; incl. $400K signing bonus
197832Atlanta Braves$333,3331977 TSN Guide3 yrs./$1M; incl. $400K signing bonus
197933Atlanta Braves$333,3331977 TSN Guide3 yrs./$1M; incl. $400K signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,269,999
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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