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Don Newcombe

Donald Newcombe (Newk)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: June 14, 1926 in Madison, NJ
High School: Jefferson HS (Madison, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 1949 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Redlegs/Reds/Indians 1949-1960

Final Game: October 1, 1960 (Age 34)
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Standard Pitching

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
1949 23 BRO NL 17 8 .680 3.17 3.13 38 31 5 19 5 1 244.1 223 89 86 17 73 149 3 2 4 1005 130 1.211 8.2 0.6 2.7 5.5 2.04 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 24 BRO NL 19 11 .633 3.70 3.55 40 35 4 20 4 3 267.1 258 120 110 22 75 130 2 1 1 1101 111 1.246 8.7 0.7 2.5 4.4 1.73 AS,MVP-18
1951 25 BRO NL 20 9 .690 3.28 3.25 40 36 2 18 3 0 272.0 235 115 99 19 91 164 6 0 7 1125 120 1.199 7.8 0.6 3.0 5.4 1.80 AS,MVP-22
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 28 BRO NL 9 8 .529 4.55 4.55 29 25 2 6 0 0 144.1 158 81 73 24 49 82 5 0 0 640 91 1.434 9.9 1.5 3.1 5.1 1.67
1955 29 BRO NL 20 5 .800 3.20 3.59 34 31 1 17 1 0 233.2 222 103 83 35 38 1 143 1 0 0 943 128 1.113 8.6 1.3 1.5 5.5 3.76 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 27 7 .794 3.06 3.48 38 36 2 18 5 0 268.0 219 101 91 33 46 8 139 3 0 4 1052 131 0.989 7.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 3.02 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 11 12 .478 3.49 3.90 28 28 0 12 4 0 198.2 199 86 77 28 33 4 90 1 0 0 815 118 1.168 9.0 1.3 1.5 4.1 2.73
1958 32 TOT NL 7 13 .350 4.67 4.72 31 26 4 8 0 1 167.2 212 98 87 31 36 5 69 1 0 2 734 90 1.479 11.4 1.7 1.9 3.7 1.92
1958 32 LAD NL 0 6 .000 7.86 6.41 11 8 2 1 0 0 34.1 53 37 30 11 8 1 16 0 0 0 163 53 1.777 13.9 2.9 2.1 4.2 2.00
1958 32 CIN NL 7 7 .500 3.85 4.28 20 18 2 7 0 1 133.1 159 61 57 20 28 4 53 1 0 2 571 109 1.403 10.7 1.4 1.9 3.6 1.89
1959 33 CIN NL 13 8 .619 3.16 3.54 30 29 1 17 2 1 222.0 216 87 78 25 27 3 100 5 0 4 899 129 1.095 8.8 1.0 1.1 4.1 3.70
1960 34 TOT MLB 6 9 .400 4.48 3.87 36 17 13 1 0 1 136.2 160 76 68 18 22 0 63 3 0 0 577 85 1.332 10.5 1.2 1.4 4.1 2.86
1960 34 CIN NL 4 6 .400 4.57 4.16 16 15 0 1 0 0 82.2 99 48 42 12 14 0 36 3 0 0 354 84 1.367 10.8 1.3 1.5 3.9 2.57
1960 34 CLE AL 2 3 .400 4.33 3.42 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
10 Yrs 149 90 .623 3.56 3.67 344 294 34 136 24 7 2154.2 2102 956 852 252 490 21 1129 30 3 22 8891 114 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .623 3.56 3.67 37 31 4 14 3 1 230 224 102 91 27 52 120 3 0 2 948 114 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30
LAD (8 yrs) 123 66 .651 3.51 3.62 258 230 18 111 22 4 1662.2 1567 732 649 189 413 14 913 21 3 16 6844 116 1.191 8.5 1.0 2.2 4.9 2.21
CIN (3 yrs) 24 21 .533 3.64 3.88 66 62 3 25 2 2 438.0 474 196 177 57 69 7 189 9 0 6 1824 112 1.240 9.7 1.2 1.4 3.9 2.74
CLE (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.33 3.42 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38
NL (10 yrs) 147 87 .628 3.54 3.67 324 292 21 136 24 6 2100.2 2041 928 826 246 482 21 1102 30 3 22 8668 115 1.201 8.7 1.1 2.1 4.7 2.29
AL (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.33 3.42 20 2 13 0 0 1 54.0 61 28 26 6 8 0 27 0 0 0 223 87 1.278 10.2 1.0 1.3 4.5 3.38

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
1949 23 BRO NL 244.1 38 31 89 3.28 4.47 0.26 0.00 102.9 4.33 28 3.1 1.3 -0.1 5.6 56 .581 .519 AS,MVP-8,RoY-1
1950 24 BRO NL 267.1 40 35 120 4.04 4.57 0.19 0.00 98.8 4.33 10 1.0 2.9 -0.1 3.6 38 .525 .506 AS,MVP-18
1951 25 BRO NL 272.0 40 36 115 3.81 4.41 0.26 0.00 100.1 4.15 11 1.1 1.9 -0.1 3.8 39 .529 .507 AS,MVP-22
1954 28 BRO NL 144.1 29 25 81 5.05 4.55 0.17 0.00 99.9 4.38 -10 -1.0 .1 -0.1 0.4 5 .465 .494
1955 29 BRO NL 233.2 34 31 103 3.97 4.42 0.42 0.00 100.9 4.03 6 0.6 1.4 -0.1 2.9 26 .519 .504 AS,MVP-7
1956 30 BRO NL 268.0 38 36 101 3.39 4.15 0.56 0.00 106.1 3.80 17 1.9 3.3 -0.1 4.5 39 .549 .511 CYA-1,MVP-1
1957 31 BRO NL 198.2 28 28 86 3.90 4.40 0.27 0.00 105.3 4.36 12 1.3 -0.1 3.2 30 .545 .508
1958 32 LAD NL 34.1 11 8 37 9.70 4.44 -0.19 0.00 105.5 4.89 -18 -1.7 .1 0.0 -1.3 -15 .349 .490 $30,000
1958 32 CIN NL 133.1 20 18 61 4.12 4.45 0.07 0.00 105.8 4.64 8 0.9 1.9 -0.1 2.2 21 .546 .506
1959 33 CIN NL 222.0 30 29 87 3.53 4.39 -0.07 0.00 102.6 4.58 24 2.7 3.5 -0.1 4.8 49 .589 .517
1960 34 CIN NL 82.2 16 15 48 5.23 4.12 0.00 0.06 102.2 4.27 -9 -0.9 1.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .442 .494
1960 34 CLE AL 54.0 20 2 28 4.67 4.19 0.23 -0.15 98.1 3.74 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .474 .497
10 Seasons 2154.2 344 294 956 3.99 4.40 0.24 -0.00 102.3 4.25 73 8.5 1.4 -0.9 29.5 286 .525 .506 $30,000
LAD (8 yrs) 1662.2 258 230 732 3.96 4.41 0.30 0.00 102.1 4.19 55 6.3 1.5 -0.6 22.8 217 .524 .507 $30,000
CIN (3 yrs) 438.0 66 62 196 4.03 4.36 -0.02 0.01 103.5 4.54 23 2.7 2.1 -0.2 6.9 69 .540 .508
CLE (1 yr) 54.0 20 2 28 4.67 4.19 0.23 -0.15 98.1 3.74 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .474 .497

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
1949 23 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 2 .000 3.09 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.2 10 4 4 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 47 1.114 7.7 0.8 2.3 8.5 3.67
1955 29 BRO NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 9.53 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 6 6 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 25 1.765 12.7 4.8 3.2 6.4 2.00
1956 30 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 21.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 11 11 11 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 28 3.000 21.2 7.7 5.8 7.7 1.33
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 4 .000 8.59 5 5 0 1 0 0 22.0 29 21 21 8 8 0 19 0 0 0 100 1.682 11.9 3.3 3.3 7.8 2.38
3 WS 0 4 .000 8.59 5 5 0 1 0 0 22.0 29 21 21 8 8 0 19 0 0 0 100 1.682 11.9 3.3 3.3 7.8 2.38

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1949 BRO NL 23 0 0 1 .000 6.75 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.00
1950 BRO NL 24 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1951 BRO NL 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1955 BRO NL 29 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
4 Yrs (4 GP) 0 0 1 .000 4.15 0 0 0 0 8.2 9 4 4 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 37 1.269 9.3 0.0 2.1 5.2 2.50

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
1949 23 BRO NL 38 1005 918 89 223 38 8 17 4 6 73 149 .243 .301 .357 .658 .274 328 24 3 11 0 9
1950 24 BRO NL 40 1103 1019 120 258 45 5 22 2 8 75 130 .253 .306 .372 .678 .272 379 34 2 7 0 15
1951 25 BRO NL 40 1125 1020 115 235 48 5 19 2 3 91 164 .230 .297 .343 .640 .258 350 32 6 8 0 17
1954 28 BRO NL 29 640 576 81 158 43 1 24 4 2 49 82 .274 .335 .477 .813 .284 275 10 5 8 2 9
1955 29 BRO NL 34 943 893 103 222 37 1 35 5 5 38 143 .249 .279 .410 .688 .260 366 22 1 6 5 1 14
1956 30 BRO NL 38 1052 992 101 219 45 4 33 5 5 46 139 .221 .257 .374 .631 .226 371 21 3 8 3 8 11
1957 31 BRO NL 28 815 770 86 199 25 6 28 3 6 33 90 .258 .288 .416 .704 .261 320 8 1 7 4 4 9
1958 32 TOT NL 31 735 687 98 212 34 7 31 5 3 36 69 .309 .342 .514 .856 .306 353 16 1 7 4 5 6
1958 32 CIN NL 20 572 534 61 159 29 4 20 3 2 28 53 .298 .332 .479 .812 .300 256 13 1 6 3 4 3
1958 32 LAD NL 11 163 153 37 53 5 3 11 2 1 8 16 .346 .377 .634 1.011 .331 97 3 0 1 1 1 3
1959 33 CIN NL 30 899 854 87 216 32 6 25 5 1 27 100 .253 .279 .392 .672 .261 335 19 5 11 2 3 9
1960 34 CLE AL 20 222 210 28 61 8 0 6 2 2 8 27 .290 .317 .414 .731 .311 87 6 0 4 0 0 2
1960 34 CIN NL 16 354 326 48 99 17 4 12 5 4 14 36 .304 .333 .491 .824 .307 160 5 3 6 5 0 5
1960 34 TOT MLB 36 576 536 76 160 25 4 18 7 6 22 63 .299 .327 .461 .788 .309 247 11 3 10 5 0 7
10 Yrs 344 8893 8265 956 2102 372 47 252 42 45 490 1129 .254 .298 .402 .700 .268 3324 197 30 83 25 21 106
162 Game Avg. 37 948 881 102 224 40 5 27 4 5 52 120 .254 .298 .402 .700 .268 354 21 3 9 3 11
MLB Averages .259 .332 .386 .718 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1949 23 BRO NL 29.2 3.0 1023 3.1 17.4 -14.3 .94 3.6 -0.4 36.4 3.8 0.92 35.5 1 2 4
1950 24 BRO NL 14.3 1.4 1116 1.7 21.1 -19.4 1.02 2.3 -0.6 23.5 2.4 0.90 26.8 4 0 1
1951 25 BRO NL 18.5 1.9 1143 3.3 19.7 -16.4 .95 3.1 0.4 24.0 2.5 0.92 31.9 3 0 1
1954 28 BRO NL -6.2 -0.6 643 0.2 10.9 -10.6 .95 -2.0 2.2 -5.4 -0.5 0.92 -19.1 0 0 3
1955 29 BRO NL 18.9 1.9 953 2.1 17.2 -15.1 .95 1.6 0.5 14.5 1.5 0.87 22.7 1 2 0
1956 30 BRO NL 27.7 3.0 1065 4.1 18.9 -14.7 .92 4.1 0.4 31.0 3.2 0.84 44.0 2 0 0
1957 31 BRO NL 13.3 1.4 826 -0.9 14.1 -15.0 .97 1.4 -2.4 12.6 1.3 0.87 17.9 0 0 0
1958 32 TOT NL -8.7 -0.8 749 -2.9 12.1 -14.9 .97 -1.6 -1.4 -13.1 -1.1 0.91 -20.0 2 0 3
1958 32 LAD NL -14.8 -1.4 167 -1.9 2.2 -4.1 .91 -1.3 -0.8 -19.3 -1.7 0.92 -14.6 0 0 3
1958 32 CIN NL 6.1 0.6 582 -0.9 9.9 -10.8 .98 -0.3 -0.6 6.2 0.6 0.91 -5.5 2 0 0
1959 33 CIN NL 22.2 2.3 912 1.1 18.4 -17.4 1.11 2.5 -1.5 23.5 2.4 0.88 25.6 1 0 0
1960 34 TOT MLB -9.8 -1.0 595 -1.6 9.2 -10.8 .92 -0.9 -0.8 -13.2 -1.3 0.94 -8.8 4 5 9
1960 34 CIN NL -7.1 -0.7 367 -1.2 6.0 -7.3 1.00 -1.1 -0.2 -12.0 -1.2 0.95 -10.9 0 1 0
1960 34 CLE AL -2.7 -0.3 228 -0.4 3.1 -3.5 .80 0.1 -0.6 -1.2 -0.1 0.92 2.2 4 4 9
10 Yrs 119.3 12.6 9025 10.2 158.9 -148.7 .97 14.1 -3.6 133.9 14.1 0.89 156.4 18 9 21

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
1949 23 BRO NL 38 31 17 8 6 3 2 21 10 .677 1 0 19 5 18 58% 59.2 84 27 23 9 22 4 5.6 6.1 7.7
1950 24 BRO NL 40 35 19 11 5 5 1 22 13 .629 1 2 20 4 16 46% 54.3 82 23 20 9 22 5 5.5 5.8 7.5
1951 25 BRO NL 40 36 19 8 9 2 3 22 14 .611 4 3 18 3 21 58% 55.9 86 26 18 11 22 8 6.3 6.8 7.2
1954 28 BRO NL 29 25 9 8 8 2 2 16 9 .640 0 3 6 0 11 44% 47.4 69 22 22 9 7 10 5.4 5.1 5.5
1955 29 BRO NL 34 31 19 5 7 4 3 25 6 .806 0 6 17 1 20 65% 56.5 91 12 11 0 14 7 7.2 6.6 7.4
1956 30 BRO NL 38 36 25 7 4 4 2 27 9 .750 0 2 18 5 23 64% 58.9 89 19 9 4 19 6 6.0 6.1 7.2
1957 31 BRO NL 28 28 11 12 5 0 5 13 15 .464 1 3 12 4 17 61% 54.0 82 19 12 4 10 11 5.0 5.0 7.1
1958 32 TOT NL 31 26 7 12 7 2 5 10 16 .385 0 6 8 0 11 42% 45.0 74 23 17 7 7 8 4.8 4.8 6.2
1958 32 LAD NL 11 8 0 6 2 0 1 0 8 .000 0 1 1 0 1 13% 34.6 58 23 9 4 2 5 4.0 6.3 4.0
1958 32 CIN NL 20 18 7 6 5 2 4 10 8 .556 0 5 7 0 10 56% 49.6 74 31 8 3 5 3 5.1 4.5 7.2
1959 33 CIN NL 30 29 13 8 8 1 2 17 12 .586 2 5 17 2 17 59% 56.6 77 16 11 3 1 11 6.0 5.2 7.6
1960 34 TOT MLB 36 17 4 8 5 1 2 7 10 .412 0 2 1 0 6 35% 0.0 66 13 14 3 4 10 3.7 4.4 5.2
1960 34 CIN NL 16 15 4 6 5 1 2 7 8 .467 0 2 1 0 6 40% 45.1 66 26 9 1 3 9 3.7 4.3 5.6
1960 34 CLE AL 20 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 21.0 29 13 5 2 1 1 3.5 6.0 2.3
10 Yrs 344 294 143 87 64 24 27 180 114 .612 9 32 136 24 160 54% 54 91 12 157 59 128 80 5.7 5.8 7.0
MLB Averages .500 50% 51 118 -9 4.5 4.4 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
1949 23 BRO NL 38 7 5 0 0 2 1 1 50% 3 1 4 2 50% 8 .939 1 2 4 3 0 4 2 5 0 3 0 2 2.3
1950 24 BRO NL 40 5 4 0 0 4 3 1 75% 4 0 8 2 25% 8 1.017 4 0 1 4 0 1 4 1 2 3 2 0 3.2
1951 25 BRO NL 40 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 2 2 100% 8 .948 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 1 3 1 8.5
1954 28 BRO NL 29 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 8 .952 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 2 1 4.5
1955 29 BRO NL 34 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 .953 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 5.7
1956 30 BRO NL 38 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 1 33% 4 .924 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 11.0
1958 32 TOT NL 31 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 1 1 100% .967 2 0 3 1 1 3 1 4 1 1 1 1 3.2
1958 32 LAD NL 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 8 .907 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 2.3
1958 32 CIN NL 20 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 9 .984 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 4.5
1959 33 CIN NL 30 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 9 1.107 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3.0
1960 34 TOT MLB 36 19 13 2 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 12 4 33% .920 4 5 9 5 0 14 7 12 15 1 15 2 8.4
1960 34 CIN NL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 4 .997 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 11.0
1960 34 CLE AL 20 18 13 2 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 10 2 20% 5 .796 4 4 9 5 0 13 6 12 14 1 14 2 8.2
9 Yrs 316 50 34 6 3 12 7 5 58% 13 1 32 14 44% .971 18 9 21 17 5 28 19 31 28 9 28 10 6.0

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%
1949 23 BRO NL 1005 54% 1.7% 14.8% 7.3% 6.3% 28% 1.06 75% 209 24 11%
1950 24 BRO NL 1103 55% 2.0% 11.8% 6.8% 6.5% 28% 1.41 79% 216 34 16%
1951 25 BRO NL 1125 58% 1.7% 14.6% 8.1% 6.4% 31% 1.12 74% 220 32 15%
1954 28 BRO NL 640 61% 3.8% 12.8% 7.7% 10.6% 43% 0.98 74% 116 10 9%
1955 29 BRO NL 943 61% 3.7% 15.2% 4.0% 7.7% 33% 1.04 76% 153 22 14%
1956 30 BRO NL 1052 58% 3.1% 13.2% 4.4% 7.8% 37% 0.91 78% 150 21 14%
1957 31 BRO NL 815 61% 3.4% 11.0% 4.1% 7.2% 30% 0.78 80% 130 8 6%
1958 32 TOT NL 735 56% 4.2% 9.4% 4.9% 9.8% 34% 0.76 80% 131 16 12%
1958 32 LAD NL 163 63% 6.8% 9.8% 4.9% 11.7% 36% 0.55 78% 33 3 9%
1958 32 CIN NL 572 54% 3.5% 9.3% 4.9% 9.3% 33% 0.83 81% 98 13 13%
1959 33 CIN NL 899 55% 2.8% 11.1% 3.0% 7.0% 29% 0.92 81% 143 19 13%
1960 34 TOT MLB 576 59% 3.1% 10.9% 3.8% 8.2% 29% 0.71 80% 119 11 9%
1960 34 CIN NL 354 54% 3.4% 10.2% 4.0% 9.3% 33% 0.75 80% 71 5 7%
1960 34 CLE AL 222 68% 2.7% 12.2% 3.6% 6.3% 23% 0.64 80% 48 6 13%
10 Yrs 8893 58% 2.8% 12.7% 5.5% 7.6% 32% 0.98 78% 1587 197 12%
MLB Averages 51% 2.2% 11.4% 9.3% 6.2% 27% 0.97 75% 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
1949 23 BRO NL 1005 223 17 0 19 9 8 11 6 41 22 10 54% 9 4 0 359 4 6 40% 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1950 24 BRO NL 1103 258 22 0 12 16 6 13 9 42 21 8 50% 15 1 2 409 2 8 20% 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 0
1951 25 BRO NL 1125 235 19 0 23 12 7 11 8 51 24 8 47% 17 7 0 412 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
1954 28 BRO NL 640 158 24 0 8 16 8 11 13 21 10 0 48% 9 0 0 247 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1955 29 BRO NL 943 222 35 0 8 26 9 17 18 30 16 6 53% 14 0 2 309 5 5 50% 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 0
1956 30 BRO NL 1052 219 33 1 15 23 10 15 18 33 20 4 61% 11 4 0 315 5 5 50% 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0
1957 31 BRO NL 815 199 28 1 5 13 15 13 15 22 10 3 45% 9 0 1 274 3 6 33% 3 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 6 0
1958 32 TOT NL 735 212 31 0 8 18 13 20 11 23 11 2 48% 6 2 1 284 5 3 63% 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
1958 32 LAD NL 163 53 11 0 1 9 2 7 4 7 3 2 43% 3 0 0 56 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
1958 32 CIN NL 572 159 20 0 7 9 11 13 7 16 8 0 50% 3 2 1 228 3 2 60% 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
1959 33 CIN NL 899 216 25 1 8 10 15 12 13 31 14 3 45% 9 4 0 301 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
1960 34 TOT MLB 576 160 18 2 8 11 7 6 12 25 14 2 56% 7 0 2 219 7 6 54% 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
1960 34 CIN NL 354 99 12 1 4 7 5 3 9 16 9 1 56% 5 0 0 138 5 4 56% 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
1960 34 CLE AL 222 61 6 1 4 4 2 3 3 9 5 1 56% 2 0 2 81 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Yrs 8893 2102 252 5 114 154 98 129 123 319 162 46 51% 106 22 8 3129 42 45 48% 41 38 0 5 1 2 7 1 73 0
MLB Averages 52% 56%

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+
1949 23 17 8 .680 3.17 38 31 5 19 5 1 244.1 223 89 86 17 73 149 3 2 4 1005 130 1.211 8.2 0.6 2.7 5.5 2.04 130
1950 24 36 19 .655 3.45 78 66 9 39 9 4 511.2 481 209 196 39 148 279 5 3 5 2106 119 1.229 8.5 0.7 2.6 4.9 1.89 119
1951 25 56 28 .667 3.39 118 102 11 57 12 4 783.2 716 324 295 58 239 443 11 3 12 3231 120 1.219 8.2 0.7 2.7 5.1 1.85 120
1952 26 56 28 .667 3.39 118 102 11 57 12 4 783.2 716 324 295 58 239 443 11 3 12 3231 120 1.219 8.2 0.7 2.7 5.1 1.85 120
1953 27 56 28 .667 3.39 118 102 11 57 12 4 783.2 716 324 295 58 239 443 11 3 12 3231 120 1.219 8.2 0.7 2.7 5.1 1.85 120
1954 28 65 36 .644 3.57 147 127 13 63 12 4 928.0 874 405 368 82 288 525 16 3 12 3871 114 1.252 8.5 0.8 2.8 5.1 1.82 114
1955 29 85 41 .675 3.49 181 158 14 80 13 4 1161.2 1096 508 451 117 326 1 668 17 3 12 4814 116 1.224 8.5 0.9 2.5 5.2 2.05 116
1956 30 112 48 .700 3.41 219 194 16 98 18 4 1429.2 1315 609 542 150 372 9 807 20 3 16 5866 119 1.180 8.3 0.9 2.3 5.1 2.17 119
1957 31 123 60 .672 3.42 247 222 16 110 22 4 1628.1 1514 695 619 178 405 13 897 21 3 16 6681 119 1.179 8.4 1.0 2.2 5.0 2.21 119
1958 32 130 73 .640 3.54 278 248 20 118 22 5 1796.0 1726 793 706 209 441 18 966 22 3 18 7415 115 1.207 8.6 1.0 2.2 4.8 2.19 115
1959 33 143 81 .638 3.50 308 277 21 135 24 6 2018.0 1942 880 784 234 468 21 1066 27 3 22 8314 117 1.194 8.7 1.0 2.1 4.8 2.28 117
1960 34 149 90 .623 3.56 344 294 34 136 24 7 2154.2 2102 956 852 252 490 21 1129 30 3 22 8891 114 1.203 8.8 1.1 2.0 4.7 2.30 114

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
1949 23 17 11 .607 2.83 254.0 230 89 80 18 75 155 3 1.201 8.1 2.7 5.5 2.07 0.6 38
1950 24 17 14 .548 3.52 279.0 269 121 109 23 78 136 2 1.244 8.7 2.5 4.4 1.74 0.7 40
1951 25 17 14 .548 3.45 282.0 247 120 108 20 96 170 6 1.216 7.9 3.1 5.4 1.77 0.6 40
1954 28 8 9 .471 4.38 152.0 162 82 74 25 50 86 5 1.395 9.6 3.0 5.1 1.72 1.5 29
1955 29 15 12 .556 3.44 246.0 231 105 94 36 40 151 1 1.102 8.5 1.5 5.5 3.78 1.3 34
1956 30 19 12 .613 2.99 280.0 229 103 93 35 48 145 3 0.989 7.4 1.5 4.7 3.02 1.1 38
1957 31 13 10 .565 3.29 208.0 203 85 76 29 34 94 1 1.139 8.8 1.5 4.1 2.76 1.3 28
1958 32 9 11 .450 4.50 176.0 220 98 88 32 37 73 1 1.460 11.3 1.9 3.7 1.97 1.6 31
1959 33 15 11 .577 3.10 232.0 225 89 80 26 28 105 5 1.091 8.7 1.1 4.1 3.75 1.0 30
1960 34 7 9 .438 4.66 143.0 175 82 74 20 24 66 3 1.392 11.0 1.5 4.2 2.75 1.3 36
10 Yrs 137 113 .548 3.50 2252.0 2191 974 876 264 510 1181 30 1.199 8.8 4.7 2.32 1.1 344



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1967 BBWAA ( 6.2%)
1967 Run Off ( 0.7%)
1968 BBWAA ( 3.2%)
1969 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1970 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
1972 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1973 BBWAA ( 2.9%)
1974 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1976 BBWAA ( 5.4%)
1977 BBWAA (11.2%)
1978 BBWAA (12.7%)
1979 BBWAA (12.0%)
1980 BBWAA (15.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (8, 16%)
1950 NL (18, 4%)
1951 NL (22, 1%)
1955 NL (7, 26%)
1956 NL (1, 66%)
1 MVP
1.13 Career Shares (217th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1956 ML (1, 63%)
1 Cy Young
0.63 Career Shares (88th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1949 NL  5.8 (10th)
1959 NL  6.7 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1949 NL  5.6 (6th)
1951 NL  3.8 (9th)
1956 NL  4.5 (6th)
1959 NL  4.8 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1949 NL  3.17 (8th)
1955 NL  3.20 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.06 (5th)
1959 NL  3.16 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  17 (4th)
1950 NL  19 (4th)
1951 NL  20 (6th)
1955 NL  20 (2nd)
1956 NL  27 (1st)
Career  149 (249th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1949 NL  .680 (4th)
1950 NL  .633 (7th)
1951 NL  .690 (3rd)
1955 NL  .800 (1st)
1956 NL  .794 (1st)
1959 NL  .619 (7th)
Career  .623 (63rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1949 NL  1.211 (4th)
1950 NL  1.246 (9th)
1951 NL  1.199 (5th)
1955 NL  1.113 (1st)
1956 NL  0.989 (1st)
1957 NL  1.168 (4th)
1959 NL  1.095 (2nd)
Career  1.203 (144th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  8.214 (3rd)
1951 NL  7.776 (2nd)
1955 NL  8.551 (10th)
1956 NL  7.355 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  2.525 (7th)
1955 NL  1.464 (1st)
1956 NL  1.545 (2nd)
1957 NL  1.495 (1st)
1958 NL  1.932 (5th)
1959 NL  1.095 (1st)
Career  2.047 (103rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  5.488 (1st)
1951 NL  5.427 (3rd)
1955 NL  5.508 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1950 NL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1949 NL  244.3 (5th)
1950 NL  267.3 (6th)
1951 NL  272.0 (6th)
1955 NL  233.7 (7th)
1956 NL  268.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1949 NL  149 (2nd)
1950 NL  130 (7th)
1951 NL  164 (1st)
1955 NL  143 (4th)
1956 NL  139 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1949 NL  31 (8th)
1950 NL  35 (5th)
1951 NL  36 (3rd)
1955 NL  31 (9th)
1956 NL  36 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1949 NL  19 (3rd)
1950 NL  20 (6th)
1951 NL  18 (6th)
1955 NL  17 (2nd)
1956 NL  18 (4th)
1957 NL  12 (8th)
1959 NL  17 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (1st)
1950 NL  4 (5th)
1951 NL  3 (7th)
1956 NL  5 (2nd)
1957 NL  4 (2nd)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  24 (7th)
1955 NL  35 (3rd)
1956 NL  33 (2nd)
1957 NL  28 (3rd)
1958 NL  31 (1st)
1959 NL  25 (7th)
Career  252 (106th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  91 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 NL  258 (7th)
1951 NL  235 (10th)
1955 NL  222 (6th)
1956 NL  219 (8th)
1958 NL  212 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1949 NL  2.041 (3rd)
1950 NL  1.733 (6th)
1951 NL  1.802 (5th)
1955 NL  3.763 (1st)
1956 NL  3.022 (2nd)
1957 NL  2.727 (3rd)
1958 NL  1.917 (10th)
1959 NL  3.704 (2nd)
Career  2.304 (161st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  0.629 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 NL  13 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1950 NL  110 (6th)
1951 NL  99 (5th)
1956 NL  91 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (6th)
1954 NL  5 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1949 NL  1,005 (7th)
1950 NL  1,101 (6th)
1951 NL  1,125 (6th)
1955 NL  943 (9th)
1956 NL  1,052 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1949 NL  130 (5th)
1951 NL  120 (10th)
1955 NL  128 (2nd)
1956 NL  131 (3rd)
1957 NL  118 (7th)
1959 NL  129 (4th)
Career  114 (235th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1949 NL  3.13 (4th)
1950 NL  3.55 (5th)
1951 NL  3.25 (4th)
1955 NL  3.59 (5th)
1956 NL  3.48 (7th)
1959 NL  3.54 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  29 (4th)
1951 NL  18 (6th)
1955 NL  19 (5th)
1956 NL  28 (1st)
1957 NL  13 (9th)
1959 NL  22 (7th)
Career  119 (184th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  3.0 (4th)
1951 NL  1.9 (6th)
1955 NL  1.9 (5th)
1956 NL  3.0 (1st)
1957 NL  1.4 (9th)
1959 NL  2.3 (7th)
Career  12.6 (185th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 NL  36.37 (3rd)
1950 NL  23.54 (10th)
1951 NL  23.99 (6th)
1955 NL  14.51 (10th)
1956 NL  31.05 (2nd)
1959 NL  23.49 (8th)
Career  133.94 (99th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.1 (5th)
1951 NL  3.3 (5th)
1955 NL  2.1 (6th)
1956 NL  4.1 (1st)
Career  10.2 (183rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.6 (1st)
1950 NL  2.3 (10th)
1951 NL  3.1 (5th)
1955 NL  1.6 (5th)
1956 NL  4.1 (1st)
1957 NL  1.4 (9th)
1959 NL  2.5 (5th)
Career  14.1 (82nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.8 (4th)
1951 NL  2.5 (6th)
1955 NL  1.5 (10th)
1956 NL  3.2 (2nd)
1959 NL  2.4 (8th)
Career  14.1 (101st)

                           

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 - 21 (90), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 136 (120), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 78 (150), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 28 (169), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (176th), 38.5 career WAR/35.5 7yr-peak WAR/37.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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