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Carl Morton

Carl Wendle Morton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 18, 1944 in Kansas City, MO
High School: Webster HS (Tulsa, OK)
Schools: University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK), University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1969 (Age 25.083)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Expos 1969-1976

Final Game: August 21, 1976 (Age 32.216)
Died: April 12, 1983 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1969 25 MON NL 0 3 .000 4.60 8 5 1 0 0 0 29.1 29 15 15 2 18 3 16 2 1 0 136 81 4.35 1.602 8.9 0.6 5.5 4.9 0.89
1970 26 MON NL 18 11 .621 3.60 43 37 1 10 4 0 284.2 281 123 114 27 125 17 154 4 3 2 1218 114 4.15 1.426 8.9 0.9 4.0 4.9 1.23 CYA-9,MVP-27,RoY-1
1971 27 MON NL 10 18 .357 4.80 36 35 1 9 0 1 213.2 252 129 114 22 83 13 84 4 1 6 958 73 4.22 1.568 10.6 0.9 3.5 3.5 1.01
1972 28 MON NL 7 13 .350 3.92 27 27 0 3 1 0 172.0 170 84 75 16 53 6 51 3 2 1 722 90 3.99 1.297 8.9 0.8 2.8 2.7 0.96
1973 29 ATL NL 15 10 .600 3.41 38 37 1 10 4 0 256.1 254 114 97 18 70 7 112 4 0 3 1074 117 3.47 1.264 8.9 0.6 2.5 3.9 1.60
1974 30 ATL NL 16 12 .571 3.15 38 38 0 7 1 0 274.2 293 110 96 10 89 12 113 2 0 3 1176 120 3.22 1.391 9.6 0.3 2.9 3.7 1.27
1975 31 ATL NL 17 16 .515 3.50 39 39 0 11 2 0 277.2 302 122 108 19 82 3 78 3 1 1 1199 108 3.83 1.383 9.8 0.6 2.7 2.5 0.95
1976 32 ATL NL 4 9 .308 4.17 26 24 0 1 1 0 140.1 172 79 65 6 45 4 42 5 1 2 630 91 3.66 1.546 11.0 0.4 2.9 2.7 0.93
8 Yrs 87 92 .486 3.73 255 242 4 51 13 1 1648.2 1753 776 684 120 565 65 650 27 9 18 7113 102 3.79 1.406 9.6 0.7 3.1 3.5 1.15
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .486 3.73 35 33 1 7 2 0 226 240 106 94 16 77 9 89 4 1 2 973 102 3.79 1.406 9.6 0.7 3.1 3.5 1.15
ATL (4 yrs) 52 47 .525 3.47 141 138 1 29 8 0 949.0 1021 425 366 53 286 26 345 14 2 9 4079 110 3.53 1.377 9.7 0.5 2.7 3.3 1.21
MON (4 yrs) 35 45 .438 4.09 114 104 3 22 5 1 699.2 732 351 318 67 279 39 305 13 7 9 3034 92 4.14 1.445 9.4 0.9 3.6 3.9 1.09
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1969 25 MON NL 29.1 8 5 15 4.60 4.07 -0.36 0.01 107.2 4.76 0 0.0 .2 -0.0 0.3 3 .503 .500
1970 26 MON NL 284.2 43 37 123 3.89 4.52 0.14 0.07 100.4 4.46 15 1.5 1.3 -0.1 4.1 45 .536 .510 CYA-9,MVP-27,RoY-1
1971 27 MON NL 213.2 36 35 129 5.43 3.95 0.03 0.06 101.2 4.03 -36 -3.7 .5 -0.1 -1.9 -16 .396 .477 $27,000
1972 28 MON NL 172.0 27 27 84 4.40 3.94 0.16 0.06 101.7 3.90 -12 -1.3 -0.1 0.1 4 .451 .492 $27,000
1973 29 ATL NL 256.1 38 37 114 4.00 4.13 -0.03 0.12 109.4 4.68 19 2.2 .1 -0.2 4.3 40 .558 .514
1974 30 ATL NL 274.2 38 38 110 3.60 4.13 0.44 0.13 104.3 3.99 10 1.1 -0.1 3.4 34 .529 .507
1975 31 ATL NL 277.2 39 39 122 3.95 4.22 -0.56 0.13 102.9 5.06 32 3.8 -0.1 6.1 57 .596 .523
1976 32 ATL NL 140.1 26 24 79 5.07 4.06 -0.70 0.11 107.7 5.25 1 0.2 .8 -0.1 1.3 14 .506 .501
8 Seasons 1648.2 255 242 776 4.24 4.16 -0.05 0.10 103.9 4.47 29 3.7 .8 -0.9 17.6 181 .515 .504 $54,000
ATL (4 yrs) 949.0 141 138 425 4.03 4.15 -0.15 0.13 105.8 4.68 62 7.2 .6 -0.5 15.1 145 .551 .512
MON (4 yrs) 699.2 114 104 351 4.52 4.18 0.09 0.06 101.3 4.20 -33 -3.5 .9 -0.4 2.6 36 .470 .494 $54,000

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1969 25 MON NL 8 136 110 15 29 3 1 2 3 0 18 16 .264 .368 .364 .732 .284 40 0 2 3 3 3 0
1970 26 MON NL 43 1218 1074 123 281 46 12 27 18 7 125 154 .262 .339 .402 .741 .283 432 32 4 9 6 17 13
1971 27 MON NL 27 36 958 854 129 252 35 5 22 12 4 83 84 .295 .358 .425 .783 .305 363 23 4 10 7 13 15
1972 28 MON NL 27 722 659 84 170 24 7 16 9 11 53 51 .258 .314 .388 .703 .258 256 15 3 3 4 6 10
1973 29 ATL NL 58 38 1074 981 114 254 26 4 18 18 8 70 112 .259 .309 .349 .658 .276 342 25 4 14 5 7 21
1974 30 ATL NL 38 1176 1057 110 293 39 4 10 21 11 89 113 .277 .331 .350 .681 .299 370 35 2 16 12 12 21
1975 31 ATL NL 2 39 1199 1087 122 302 38 10 19 23 11 82 78 .278 .328 .384 .712 .284 417 18 3 19 8 3 16
1976 32 ATL NL 26 630 563 79 172 24 5 6 8 6 45 42 .306 .359 .398 .757 .319 224 14 5 11 6 4 13
8 Yrs 87 255 7113 6385 776 1753 235 48 120 112 58 565 650 .275 .334 .383 .716 .288 2444 162 27 85 51 65 109
162 Game Avg. 12 35 973 874 106 240 32 7 16 15 8 77 89 .275 .334 .383 .716 .288 334 22 4 12 7 9 15
MLB Averages .253 .321 .370 .691 .279

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1969 25 MON NL -1.9 -0.2 141 -0.2 2.5 -2.7 1.21 -0.2 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 1.13 -2.8 0 0 3
1970 26 MON NL 17.5 1.8 1252 2.5 25.2 -22.7 1.13 0.8 1.4 19.3 2.0 0.94 9.1 2 0 4
1971 27 MON NL -30.5 -3.1 956 -4.3 16.7 -21.0 1.15 -2.8 -1.0 -35.3 -3.6 0.99 -32.5 0 0 1
1972 28 MON NL -7.1 -0.8 744 -0.1 13.6 -13.7 1.08 -0.5 0.4 -7.5 -0.8 0.89 -6.4 0 0 0
1973 29 ATL NL 13.1 1.4 1071 1.4 17.9 -16.5 .99 1.7 -0.3 9.8 1.0 0.94 15.6 0 0 1
1974 30 ATL NL 18.6 2.0 1215 1.7 21.8 -20.2 1.07 1.1 0.4 19.3 2.0 0.98 9.2 0 0 0
1975 31 ATL NL 8.8 0.9 1236 0.9 23.2 -22.3 1.14 0.2 0.6 4.5 0.5 0.98 2.1 0 0 0
1976 32 ATL NL -7.4 -0.8 647 -1.7 10.4 -12.1 1.02 -1.5 -0.2 -13.7 -1.4 0.98 -16.1 0 1 1
8 Yrs 11.0 1.3 7262 0.1 131.3 -131.2 1.09 -1.3 1.4 -4.3 -0.3 0.96 -21.8 2 1 10

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1969 25 MON NL 8 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0 0 1 20% 44.8 75 25 3 1 1 2 1.9 2.1 4.7
1970 26 MON NL 43 37 18 11 8 5 4 20 17 .541 0 4 10 4 22 59% 52.9 86 19 23 8 29 4 4.6 4.5 7.5
1971 27 MON NL 36 35 10 18 7 1 4 10 25 .286 2 5 9 0 16 46% 44.5 72 21 27 10 18 7 3.9 3.9 6.1
1972 28 MON NL 27 27 7 13 7 0 4 11 16 .407 1 3 3 1 17 63% 49.6 81 18 17 7 7 13 2.6 2.5 6.4
1973 29 ATL NL 38 37 15 10 12 2 4 21 15 .583 4 6 10 4 22 59% 52.6 78 17 18 12 15 8 5.3 5.0 6.9
1974 30 ATL NL 38 38 16 12 10 1 6 20 18 .526 4 5 7 1 28 74% 52.5 82 25 25 10 15 5 4.3 3.8 7.2
1975 31 ATL NL 39 39 17 16 6 5 8 19 20 .487 3 4 11 2 22 56% 50.1 81 9 20 7 22 5 3.5 3.5 7.1
1976 32 ATL NL 26 24 4 9 11 0 3 6 18 .250 6 5 1 1 13 54% 44.7 81 24 30 10 10 7 4.0 4.2 5.6
8 Yrs 255 242 87 92 63 14 33 107 134 .444 20 32 51 13 141 58% 50 86 9 163 65 117 51 4.0 3.9 6.7
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 109 -5 4.1 4.0 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1969 25 MON NL 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.210 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 2 0 6.0
1970 26 MON NL 43 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 0% 2 1 4 2 50% 8 1.128 2 0 4 2 0 4 3 3 2 1 2 0 3.8
1971 27 MON NL 36 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 9 1.153 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.0
1973 29 ATL NL 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .990 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1976 32 ATL NL 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 3 1.020 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 8.0
5 Yrs 151 13 4 0 0 2 1 1 50% 3 1 5 2 40% 1.084 2 1 10 4 1 8 4 9 6 2 6 0 4.7

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1969 25 MON NL 136 63% 1.5% 11.8% 13.2% 4.4% 21% 1.00 70% 39 0 0%
1970 26 MON NL 1218 54% 2.2% 12.6% 10.3% 7.0% 30% 1.00 74% 235 32 14%
1971 27 MON NL 958 54% 2.3% 8.8% 8.7% 6.5% 25% 1.14 79% 175 23 13%
1972 28 MON NL 722 53% 2.2% 7.1% 7.3% 6.5% 28% 1.36 83% 106 15 14%
1973 29 ATL NL 1074 52% 1.7% 10.4% 6.5% 4.5% 19% 1.23 80% 205 25 12%
1974 30 ATL NL 1176 55% 0.9% 9.6% 7.6% 4.5% 18% 1.51 80% 230 35 15%
1975 31 ATL NL 1199 53% 1.6% 6.5% 6.8% 5.6% 22% 1.34 83% 251 18 7%
1976 32 ATL NL 630 55% 1.0% 6.7% 7.1% 5.6% 20% 1.49 83% 122 14 11%
8 Yrs 7113 54% 1.7% 9.1% 7.9% 5.7% 23% 1.27 80% 1363 162 12%
MLB Averages 46% 1.9% 14.0% 8.8% 6.0% 27% 1.10 74% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1969 25 MON NL 136 29 2 0 7 1 1 2 0 14 7 2 50% 0 0 1 66 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1970 26 MON NL 1218 281 27 1 21 17 10 18 9 62 27 8 44% 13 2 3 454 18 7 72% 17 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 20 0
1971 27 MON NL 931 252 22 0 25 17 5 12 10 60 29 8 48% 15 6 1 351 12 4 75% 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 27
1972 28 MON NL 722 170 16 0 11 6 10 11 5 31 18 1 58% 10 1 1 228 9 11 45% 8 9 1 2 0 0 1 1 11 0
1973 29 ATL NL 1016 254 18 0 9 11 7 13 5 48 29 5 60% 21 3 2 386 18 8 69% 17 7 1 1 0 0 3 0 12 58
1974 30 ATL NL 1176 293 10 0 23 8 2 5 5 77 31 15 40% 21 3 2 440 21 11 66% 17 9 4 0 0 2 0 0 23 0
1975 31 ATL NL 1197 302 19 0 29 11 8 12 7 72 39 6 54% 16 1 4 455 23 11 68% 21 8 2 0 0 2 1 1 15 2
1976 32 ATL NL 630 172 6 0 13 5 1 3 3 35 18 3 51% 13 2 0 248 8 6 57% 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
8 Yrs 7026 1753 120 1 138 76 44 76 44 399 198 48 50% 109 18 14 2628 112 58 66% 101 49 11 3 0 5 5 2 117 87
MLB Averages 50% 64%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1969 25 0 3 .000 4.60 8 5 1 0 0 0 29.1 29 15 15 2 18 3 16 2 1 0 136 81 1.602 8.9 0.6 5.5 4.9 0.89 81
1970 26 18 14 .563 3.70 51 42 2 10 4 0 314.0 310 138 129 29 143 20 170 6 4 2 1354 110 1.443 8.9 0.8 4.1 4.9 1.19 110
1971 27 28 32 .467 4.14 87 77 3 19 4 1 527.2 562 267 243 51 226 33 254 10 5 8 2312 93 1.493 9.6 0.9 3.9 4.3 1.12 93
1972 28 35 45 .438 4.09 114 104 3 22 5 1 699.2 732 351 318 67 279 39 305 13 7 9 3034 92 1.445 9.4 0.9 3.6 3.9 1.09 92
1973 29 50 55 .476 3.91 152 141 4 32 9 1 956.0 986 465 415 85 349 46 417 17 7 12 4108 98 1.396 9.3 0.8 3.3 3.9 1.19 98
1974 30 66 67 .496 3.74 190 179 4 39 10 1 1230.2 1279 575 511 95 438 58 530 19 7 15 5284 102 1.395 9.4 0.7 3.2 3.9 1.21 102
1975 31 83 83 .500 3.69 229 218 4 50 12 1 1508.1 1581 697 619 114 520 61 608 22 8 16 6483 103 1.393 9.4 0.7 3.1 3.6 1.17 103
1976 32 87 92 .486 3.73 255 242 4 51 13 1 1648.2 1753 776 684 120 565 65 650 27 9 18 7113 102 1.406 9.6 0.7 3.1 3.5 1.15 102

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1969 25 1 2 .333 4.34 29.0 31 16 14 2 19 16 2 1.724 9.6 5.9 5.0 0.84 0.6 8
1970 26 18 14 .563 3.38 285.0 282 119 107 27 125 154 4 1.428 8.9 3.9 4.9 1.23 0.9 43
1971 27 9 15 .375 5.47 214.0 273 144 130 24 90 84 4 1.696 11.5 3.8 3.5 0.93 1.0 36
1972 28 9 11 .450 4.40 180.0 193 98 88 18 60 53 3 1.406 9.7 3.0 2.7 0.88 0.9 27
1973 29 15 13 .536 3.55 256.0 255 112 101 18 70 112 4 1.270 9.0 2.5 3.9 1.60 0.6 38
1974 30 18 13 .581 3.31 275.0 301 112 101 10 91 113 2 1.425 9.9 3.0 3.7 1.24 0.3 38
1975 31 16 15 .516 3.63 278.0 310 125 112 20 84 78 3 1.417 10.0 2.7 2.5 0.93 0.6 39
1976 32 7 9 .438 4.69 140.0 177 81 73 6 46 42 5 1.593 11.4 3.0 2.7 0.91 0.4 26
8 Yrs 93 92 .503 3.94 1657.0 1822 807 726 125 585 652 27 1.453 9.9 3.5 1.11 0.7 255



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (27, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (9, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1975 NL  6.1 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1970 NL  18 (5th)
1974 NL  16 (7th)
1975 NL  17 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1970 NL  .621 (9th)
1973 NL  .600 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1970 NL  284.7 (6th)
1973 NL  256.3 (9th)
1974 NL  274.7 (6th)
1975 NL  277.7 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1970 NL  37 (6th)
1973 NL  37 (6th)
1974 NL  38 (6th)
1975 NL  39 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1970 NL  4 (2nd)
1973 NL  4 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1970 NL  27 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1970 NL  125 (1st)
1971 NL  83 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1970 NL  281 (2nd)
1971 NL  252 (8th)
1973 NL  254 (7th)
1974 NL  293 (1st)
1975 NL  302 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1974 NL  0.328 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1971 NL  18 (2nd)
1975 NL  16 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1970 NL  114 (5th)
1971 NL  114 (2nd)
1975 NL  108 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1970 NL  1,218 (3rd)
1973 NL  1,074 (8th)
1974 NL  1,176 (4th)
1975 NL  1,199 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1974 NL  120 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1970 NL  2.5 (10th)

                           

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 36 (690), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 11 (947), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1433), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (514th), 18.2 career WAR/19.8 7yr-peak WAR/19.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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