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Roger Nelson

Roger Eugene Nelson (Spider)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 7, 1944 in Altadena, CA
High School: Covina HS (Covina, CA)
School: Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1967 (Age 23.094, 10,236th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Reds/Orioles/WhiteSox 1967-1976

Last Game: September 23, 1976 (Age 32.108)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1078. Alexi Ogando… #1079. Mike Adams… #1080. Bobby Jenks… #1081. ROGER NELSON… #1082. Russ Christopher… #1083. Bill Sweeney… #1084. Skip Lockwood… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1967 23 CHW AL 0 1 .000 1.29 5 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 24 251 4.11 0.571 5.1 1.3 0.0 5.1
1968 24 BAL AL 4 3 .571 2.41 19 6 5 0 0 1 71.0 49 21 19 3 26 3 70 1 0 6 283 122 2.10 1.056 6.2 0.4 3.3 8.9 2.69
1969 25 KCR AL 7 13 .350 3.31 29 29 0 8 1 0 193.1 170 78 71 12 65 4 82 6 1 8 790 111 3.57 1.216 7.9 0.6 3.0 3.8 1.26
1970 26 KCR AL 0 2 .000 10.00 4 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 18 10 10 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 45 39 6.64 2.000 18.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
1971 27 KCR AL 0 1 .000 5.29 13 1 4 0 0 0 34.0 35 20 20 1 5 0 29 0 0 0 139 65 1.57 1.176 9.3 0.3 1.3 7.7 5.80
1972 28 KCR AL 11 6 .647 2.08 34 19 9 10 6 2 173.1 120 41 40 13 31 1 120 1 0 4 652 145 2.54 0.871 6.2 0.7 1.6 6.2 3.87
1973 29 CIN NL 3 2 .600 3.46 14 8 0 1 0 0 54.2 49 25 21 4 24 1 17 3 0 1 234 100 4.38 1.335 8.1 0.7 4.0 2.8 0.71
1974 30 CIN NL 4 4 .500 3.38 14 12 1 1 0 1 85.1 67 36 32 7 35 1 42 1 1 3 353 104 3.93 1.195 7.1 0.7 3.7 4.4 1.20
1976 32 KCR AL 0 0 2.08 3 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 4 2 2 0 4 1 4 2 0 1 36 178 3.79 0.923 4.2 0.0 4.2 4.2 1.00
9 Yrs 29 32 .475 3.06 135 77 22 20 7 4 636.1 516 234 216 44 190 11 371 17 2 25 2556 110 3.19 1.109 7.3 0.6 2.7 5.2 1.95
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .475 3.06 43 25 7 6 2 1 204 166 75 69 14 61 4 119 5 1 8 820 110 3.19 1.109 7.3 0.6 2.7 5.2 1.95
KCR (5 yrs) 18 22 .450 3.08 83 51 13 18 7 2 418.1 347 151 143 29 105 6 238 10 1 15 1662 110 3.05 1.080 7.5 0.6 2.3 5.1 2.27
CIN (2 yrs) 7 6 .538 3.41 28 20 1 2 0 1 140.0 116 61 53 11 59 2 59 4 1 4 587 102 4.10 1.250 7.5 0.7 3.8 3.8 1.00
BAL (1 yr) 4 3 .571 2.41 19 6 5 0 0 1 71.0 49 21 19 3 26 3 70 1 0 6 283 122 2.10 1.056 6.2 0.4 3.3 8.9 2.69
CHW (1 yr) 0 1 .000 1.29 5 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 24 251 4.11 0.571 5.1 1.3 0.0 5.1
AL (7 yrs) 22 26 .458 2.96 107 57 21 18 7 3 496.1 400 173 163 33 131 9 312 13 1 21 1969 112 2.93 1.070 7.3 0.6 2.4 5.7 2.38
NL (2 yrs) 7 6 .538 3.41 28 20 1 2 0 1 140.0 116 61 53 11 59 2 59 4 1 4 587 102 4.10 1.250 7.5 0.7 3.8 3.8 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
1967 23 CHW AL 7.0 5 0 1 1.29 3.87 0.41 -0.16 87.8 2.90 1 0.2 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .533 .501 $4,800
1968 24 BAL AL 71.0 19 6 21 2.66 3.44 0.42 -0.03 98.8 2.95 3 0.4 1.2 -0.1 1.0 7 .521 .502 $6,600
1969 25 KCR AL 193.1 29 29 78 3.63 4.18 -0.09 0.07 100.1 4.35 16 1.9 -0.1 3.6 32 .566 .512 $17,500
1970 26 KCR AL 9.0 4 2 10 10.00 3.93 0.02 0.02 102.3 4.02 -6 -0.6 .5 0.0 -0.5 -5 .359 .497
1971 27 KCR AL 34.0 13 1 20 5.29 3.88 0.01 -0.15 99.4 3.70 -6 -0.7 .6 0.1 -0.3 -3 .449 .496
1972 28 KCR AL 173.1 34 19 41 2.13 3.34 -0.09 0.03 99.0 3.42 26 3.5 1.0 -0.1 5.1 38 .603 .522 $16,000
1973 29 CIN NL 54.2 14 8 25 4.12 4.13 0.30 0.06 99.4 3.87 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.0 0.3 3 .488 .499
1974 30 CIN NL 85.1 14 12 36 3.80 4.06 0.36 0.10 98.5 3.75 -1 -0.1 1.4 -0.0 0.6 6 .492 .499 $28,000
1976 32 KCR AL 8.2 3 0 2 2.08 3.88 0.24 -0.32 100.6 3.34 1 0.1 .4 -0.1 0.2 2 .549 .501
9 Seasons 636.1 135 77 234 3.31 3.82 0.08 0.03 99.2 3.75 33 4.6 .9 -0.4 10.2 82 .534 .508 $72,900
KCR (5 yrs) 418.1 83 51 151 3.25 3.80 -0.07 0.03 99.6 3.88 32 4.3 .8 -0.2 8.1 63 .552 .512 $33,500
CIN (2 yrs) 140.0 28 20 61 3.92 4.09 0.34 0.09 98.8 3.79 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .490 .499 $28,000
BAL (1 yr) 71.0 19 6 21 2.66 3.44 0.42 -0.03 98.8 2.95 3 0.4 1.2 -0.1 1.0 7 .521 .502 $6,600
CHW (1 yr) 7.0 5 0 1 1.29 3.87 0.41 -0.16 87.8 2.90 1 0.2 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .533 .501 $4,800

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
1973 29 CIN NL NLCS L NYM 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.429 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
1 NLCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.429 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1967 23 CHW AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1968 24 BAL AL 19 22 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .063 .167 .063 .229 -28 1 1 0 4 0 0 1
1969 25 KCR AL 29 66 58 4 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 16 .138 .164 .172 .336 -6 10 0 0 5 1 0 1
1970 26 KCR AL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1971 27 KCR AL 13 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 121 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 28 KCR AL 34 61 54 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19 .093 .140 .093 .233 -29 5 0 0 4 0 0 1
1973 29 CIN NL 14 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .111 .111 .111 .222 -37 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1974 30 CIN NL 14 32 28 3 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 .179 .233 .179 .412 17 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1976 32 KCR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 135 208 180 12 23 0 1 0 8 0 0 11 58 .128 .177 .139 .316 -8 25 1 0 16 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 250 216 14 28 0 1 0 10 0 0 13 70 .128 .177 .139 .316 -8 30 1 0 19 1 0
KCR (5 yrs) 83 135 118 8 15 0 1 0 3 0 0 7 37 .127 .175 .144 .319 -7 17 0 0 9 1 0
CIN (2 yrs) 28 51 46 4 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 11 .152 .188 .152 .340 -3 7 0 0 3 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 19 22 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .063 .167 .063 .229 -28 1 1 0 4 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 107 157 134 8 16 0 1 0 3 0 0 9 47 .119 .174 .134 .308 -9 18 1 0 13 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 28 51 46 4 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 11 .152 .188 .152 .340 -3 7 0 0 3 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
1967 23 CHW AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $4,800 /1
1968 24 BAL AL 19 22 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $6,600 1
1969 25 KCR AL 29 66 -8 -0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $17,500 1
1970 26 KCR AL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1971 27 KCR AL 13 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1972 28 KCR AL 34 61 -9 -1 0 0 6 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .490 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $16,000 1
1973 29 CIN NL 14 19 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1974 30 CIN NL 14 32 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $28,000 1
1976 32 KCR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 135 208 -25 -1 1 0 22 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $72,900
KCR (5 yrs) 83 135 -16 -1 1 0 15 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $33,500
CIN (2 yrs) 28 51 -6 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $28,000
BAL (1 yr) 19 22 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $6,600
CHW (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $4,800

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
1973 29 CIN NL NLCS NYM L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
1967 CHW AL 23 P 5 0 0 7.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.86 0.60 .957 1.93 1.96 0 1 100% 41% 0
1968 BAL AL 24 P 19 6 0 71.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1.39 0.58 .957 1.89 1.88 4 4 50% 37% 1
1969 KCR AL 25 P 29 29 8 193.1 49 19 25 5 3 .898 2.05 1.52 .951 1.88 1.88 11 10 48% 36% 4
1970 KCR AL 26 P 4 2 0 9.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.75 .950 1.90 1.85 0 0 0
1971 KCR AL 27 P 13 1 0 34.0 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 2.91 0.85 .958 1.99 1.97 2 0 0% 39% 0
1972 KCR AL 28 P 34 19 10 173.1 42 8 33 1 1 .976 2.13 1.21 .950 1.86 1.85 14 5 26% 39% 3
1973 CIN NL 29 P 14 8 1 54.2 15 3 12 0 2 1.000 2.47 1.07 .950 1.88 1.88 1 1 50% 36% 1
1974 CIN NL 30 P 14 12 1 85.1 18 6 10 2 1 .889 1.69 1.14 .944 1.88 1.88 6 2 25% 33% 1
1976 KCR AL 32 P 3 0 0 8.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.67 .950 1.87 1.87 3 0 0% 34% 0
9 Seasons P 135 77 20 636.1 154 43 103 8 8 .948 2.06 1.08 .951 1.88 1.88 41 23 36% 37% 10
9 Seasons TOT 135 77 20 636.1 154 43 103 8 8 .948 2.06 1.08 .951 1.88 1.88 41 23 36% 37% 10
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1972 AL  5.1 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1972 AL  2.08 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1972 AL  .647 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1972 AL  0.871 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1972 AL  6.231 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1972 AL  1.610 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1972 AL  6.231 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1972 AL  6 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1972 AL  3.871 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1969 AL  0.559 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1972 AL  145 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1972 AL  2.54 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  20 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1972 AL  2.4 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1972 AL  27.94 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.5 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1972 AL  2.7 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1972 AL  3.4 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1969 AL  5 (4th)

             

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 - 12 (1386), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (420), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (871st), 9.8 career WAR/10.4 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 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

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1967 23 Chicago White Sox $4,800 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 24 Baltimore Orioles $6,600 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 25 Kansas City Royals $17,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 28 Kansas City Royals $16,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 30 Cincinnati Reds $28,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1975 31 Chicago White Sox $28,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$100,900
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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Name and misspellings: Roger Eugene rodger rogelio Roger Spider nellie Nelson

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