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Buster Narum

Leslie Ferdinand Narum

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: November 16, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Clearwater HS (Clearwater, FL)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1963 (Age 22.149)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles 1963-1967

Final Game: September 26, 1967 (Age 26.314)
Died: May 17, 2004 in Clearwater, FL
Cremated
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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
1963 22 BAL AL 0 0 3.00 7 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 38 121 3.03 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
1964 23 WSA AL 9 15 .375 4.30 38 32 3 7 2 0 199.0 195 104 95 31 73 4 121 5 1 7 845 87 4.59 1.347 8.8 1.4 3.3 5.5 1.66
1965 24 WSA AL 4 12 .250 4.46 46 24 1 2 0 0 173.2 176 98 86 16 91 11 86 7 0 4 782 78 4.42 1.537 9.1 0.8 4.7 4.5 0.95
1966 25 WSA AL 0 0 21.60 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 11 9 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 18 13.95 4.500 29.7 5.4 10.8 0.0 0.00
1967 26 WSA AL 1 0 1.000 3.09 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 8 4 4 1 4 0 8 0 0 0 45 107 3.31 1.029 6.2 0.8 3.1 6.2 2.00
5 Yrs 14 27 .341 4.45 96 58 6 9 2 0 396.2 398 218 196 50 177 17 220 12 1 11 1735 81 4.52 1.450 9.0 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.24
162 Game Avg. 6 12 .341 4.45 42 26 3 4 1 0 175 176 96 87 22 78 8 97 5 0 5 766 81 4.52 1.450 9.0 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.24
WSA (4 yrs) 14 27 .341 4.48 89 58 5 9 2 0 387.2 390 215 193 50 172 15 215 12 1 11 1697 81 4.55 1.450 9.1 1.2 4.0 5.0 1.25
BAL (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 7 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 38 121 3.03 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
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
1963 22 BAL AL 9.0 7 0 3 3.00 4.22 0.13 -0.18 100.8 3.94 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 2 .517 .501
1964 23 WSA AL 199.0 38 32 104 4.70 4.08 0.11 0.06 100.9 4.07 -11 -1.2 .3 -0.1 0.4 1 .469 .493 $6,000
1965 24 WSA AL 173.2 46 24 98 5.08 3.94 -0.31 0.02 101.3 4.32 -14 -1.6 .9 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .466 .490 $10,000
1966 25 WSA AL 3.1 3 0 9 24.30 4.37 0.47 -0.18 101.6 3.79 -8 -0.7 .3 0.2 -0.4 -7 .275 .496
1967 26 WSA AL 11.2 2 2 4 3.09 4.03 0.06 0.07 94.9 3.83 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .572 .501 $10,000
5 Seasons 396.2 96 58 218 4.95 4.03 -0.07 0.04 100.9 4.17 -30 -3.2 .7 -0.1 0.1 -5 .467 .492 $26,000
WSA (4 yrs) 387.2 89 58 215 4.99 4.02 -0.08 0.04 100.9 4.18 -31 -3.3 .7 0.0 -0.0 -6 .463 .492 $26,000
BAL (1 yr) 9.0 7 0 3 3.00 4.22 0.13 -0.18 100.8 3.94 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.1 2 .517 .501

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
1963 22 BAL AL 7 38 33 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 .242 .342 .273 .615 .286 9 2 0 0 0 2 0
1964 23 WSA AL 38 845 754 104 195 37 3 31 7 5 73 121 .259 .325 .439 .764 .269 331 13 5 6 7 4 3
1965 24 WSA AL 46 782 660 98 176 30 2 16 12 9 91 86 .267 .360 .391 .750 .285 258 14 7 20 4 11 17
1966 25 WSA AL 3 25 19 9 11 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 .579 .652 1.000 1.652 .529 19 0 0 2 0 0 0
1967 26 WSA AL 2 45 41 4 8 2 1 1 0 1 4 8 .195 .267 .366 .633 .219 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 96 1735 1507 218 398 72 6 50 19 15 177 220 .264 .344 .419 .763 .279 632 29 12 28 11 17 20
162 Game Avg. 42 766 665 96 176 32 3 22 8 7 78 97 .264 .344 .419 .763 .279 279 13 5 12 5 8 9
MLB Averages .247 .310 .371 .681 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1963 22 BAL AL 0.8 0.1 38 0.1 0.2 -0.1 .26 0.2 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.94 0.7 0 1 6
1964 23 WSA AL -10.8 -1.1 870 -2.3 14.5 -16.8 .99 -2.3 -0.1 -11.6 -1.2 0.92 -17.7 0 1 5
1965 24 WSA AL -19.0 -2.0 811 -2.2 13.1 -15.3 1.05 -2.2 0.1 -20.6 -2.1 1.02 -21.1 6 1 14
1966 25 WSA AL -6.4 -0.6 25 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 .27 -0.6 -0.1 -6.4 -0.6 1.24 -6.1 0 0 3
1967 26 WSA AL 0.5 0.1 46 0.1 0.8 -0.7 .90 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.80 0.2 0 0 0
5 Yrs -34.8 -3.5 1790 -4.5 28.6 -33.1 .99 -4.8 0.2 -39.3 -4.0 0.96 -44.0 6 3 28

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
1964 23 WSA AL 38 32 9 15 8 2 5 12 20 .375 1 3 7 2 14 44% 49.8 89 29 18 10 12 8 3.6 4.1 6.0
1965 24 WSA AL 46 24 3 11 10 1 3 8 16 .333 3 6 2 0 7 29% 45.7 80 25 32 14 14 5 3.7 2.5 5.5
1967 26 WSA AL 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 1 50% 56.5 67 46 1 0 0 2 3.3 5.7 5.8
3 Yrs 86 58 13 26 19 3 8 21 37 .362 4 9 9 2 22 38% 48 89 25 51 24 26 15 3.6 3.5 5.8
MLB Averages .500 55% 54 116 0 4.0 3.9 6.4

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
1963 22 BAL AL 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 3 .258 0 1 6 0 0 7 3 4 3 2 3 2 3.9
1964 23 WSA AL 38 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 9 .986 0 1 5 0 0 6 1 5 2 0 2 1 4.0
1965 24 WSA AL 46 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 8 42% 5 1.053 6 1 14 3 2 17 11 11 13 5 14 4 5.6
1966 25 WSA AL 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 3.3
4 Yrs 94 38 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 13 50% .990 6 3 28 3 2 33 15 23 19 8 20 7 4.9

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%
1963 22 BAL AL 38 63% 0.0% 13.2% 13.2% 2.6% 13% 1.75 74% 3 2 67%
1964 23 WSA AL 845 54% 3.7% 14.3% 8.6% 8.4% 36% 0.72 72% 150 13 9%
1965 24 WSA AL 782 57% 2.1% 11.0% 11.6% 6.1% 27% 1.00 72% 175 14 8%
1966 25 WSA AL 25 84% 8.0% 0.0% 16.0% 16.0% 36% 1.50 68% 6 0 0%
1967 26 WSA AL 45 69% 2.2% 17.8% 8.9% 8.9% 50% 0.30 71% 4 0 0%
5 Yrs 1735 56% 2.9% 12.7% 10.2% 7.4% 32% 0.84 72% 338 29 9%
MLB Averages 47% 2.2% 15.6% 7.9% 6.2% 28% 1.10 73% 10%

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
1963 22 BAL AL 38 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 23 WSA AL 845 195 31 0 9 19 12 20 11 43 22 6 51% 3 7 3 297 7 5 58% 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1965 24 WSA AL 782 176 16 2 22 12 4 6 10 38 17 8 45% 17 4 2 352 12 9 57% 12 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 12 0
1966 25 WSA AL 25 11 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 5 3 0 60% 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 26 WSA AL 45 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1735 398 50 2 34 33 17 27 23 86 42 14 49% 20 11 5 686 19 15 56% 19 14 0 1 0 0 1 0 36 0
MLB Averages 50% 62%

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+
1963 22 0 0 3.00 7 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 38 121 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00 121
1964 23 9 15 .375 4.24 45 32 4 7 2 0 208.0 203 107 98 31 78 6 126 5 1 7 883 88 1.351 8.8 1.3 3.4 5.5 1.62 88
1965 24 13 27 .325 4.34 91 56 5 9 2 0 381.2 379 205 184 47 169 17 212 12 1 11 1665 83 1.436 8.9 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.25 83
1966 25 13 27 .325 4.49 94 56 6 9 2 0 385.0 390 214 192 49 173 17 212 12 1 11 1690 81 1.462 9.1 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.23 81
1967 26 14 27 .341 4.45 96 58 6 9 2 0 396.2 398 218 196 50 177 17 220 12 1 11 1735 81 1.450 9.0 1.1 4.0 5.0 1.24 81

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
1963 22 1 0 1.000 4.00 9.0 9 4 4 0 6 5 0 1.667 9.0 6.0 5.0 0.83 0.0 7
1964 23 10 12 .455 4.45 198.0 204 109 98 32 76 120 5 1.414 9.3 3.5 5.5 1.58 1.5 38
1965 24 8 11 .421 5.12 174.0 191 110 99 17 99 86 8 1.667 9.9 5.1 4.4 0.87 0.9 46
1966 25 0 0 27.00 3.0 12 10 9 2 4 0 0 5.333 36.0 12.0 0.0 0.00 6.0 3
1967 26 1 0 1.000 3.00 12.0 9 5 4 1 4 8 0 1.083 6.8 3.0 6.0 2.00 0.8 2
5 Yrs 20 23 .465 4.86 396.0 425 238 214 52 189 219 13 1.551 9.7 5.0 1.16 1.2 96



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Home Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  31 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 AL  91 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1964 AL  15 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  95 (9th)
1965 AL  86 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1965 AL  7 (5th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Leslie Buster Ferdinand Narum

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