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Phil Niekro    \NEE-kro\

Philip Henry Niekro (Knucksie)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 1, 1939 in Blaine, OH
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1964 (Age 25.014)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Indians/BlueJays 1964-1987
Agents: Bruce Church [*]
Final Game: September 27, 1987 (Age 48.179)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1997 (380/473 ballots).
   View Phil Niekro Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of Joe Niekro and Uncle of Lance Niekro
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Standard Batting

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
1964 25 MLN NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 26 MLN NL 42 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 27 ATL NL 28 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
1967 28 ATL NL 46 66 57 4 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .123 .167 .158 .325 -6 9 2 2 6 0 0 1
1968 29 ATL NL 37 95 77 3 8 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 22 .104 .104 .195 .299 -12 15 0 0 18 0 0 1
1969 ★ 30 ATL NL 40 106 95 11 20 4 0 0 7 0 0 2 21 .211 .227 .253 .479 34 24 1 0 9 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-9
1970 31 ATL NL 34 88 79 5 12 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 17 .152 .171 .190 .361 -5 15 1 0 6 1 0 1
1971 32 ATL NL 42 101 92 3 14 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 20 .152 .160 .163 .323 -10 15 0 1 7 1 0 1
1972 33 ATL NL 38 108 93 7 18 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 22 .194 .216 .237 .453 24 22 2 2 11 1 0 1
1973 34 ATL NL 42 91 82 3 10 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 26 .122 .143 .207 .350 -7 17 4 1 7 0 0 1
1974 35 ATL NL 41 118 104 5 20 2 0 0 11 0 0 3 18 .192 .220 .212 .432 20 22 1 1 9 1 0 1 CYA-3
1975 ★ 36 ATL NL 39 106 99 5 17 2 1 0 10 0 0 1 18 .172 .176 .212 .389 6 21 1 0 4 2 0 1 AS
1976 37 ATL NL 38 105 94 5 18 3 0 1 12 0 1 0 8 .191 .198 .255 .453 25 24 3 1 9 1 0 1
1977 38 ATL NL 44 123 109 2 19 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 .174 .180 .183 .364 -6 20 3 1 12 1 0 1
1978 ★ 39 ATL NL 45 129 120 5 27 4 0 0 10 0 0 3 25 .225 .248 .258 .506 36 31 3 1 4 1 0 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17,GG
1979 40 ATL NL 44 134 123 10 24 6 0 0 12 0 0 1 19 .195 .213 .244 .457 21 30 1 2 7 1 0 1 CYA-6,MVP-20,GG
1980 41 ATL NL 40 96 90 2 12 5 0 0 5 0 0 1 19 .133 .143 .189 .332 -9 17 2 0 5 0 0 1 GG
1981 42 ATL NL 22 55 52 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .077 .077 .077 .154 -57 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1982 ★ 43 ATL NL 35 91 87 6 17 4 0 1 7 0 0 0 16 .195 .193 .276 .469 28 24 4 0 3 1 0 1 AS,CYA-5,GG
1983 44 ATL NL 34 73 65 3 12 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 12 .185 .194 .215 .409 10 14 7 0 6 1 0 1 GG
1984 ★ 45 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1985 46 NYY AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 47 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 48 TOT MLB 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 48 TOT AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 48 CLE AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 48 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1987 48 ATL NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
24 Yrs 866 1707 1537 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .211 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
162 Game Avg. 162 319 288 15 49 8 0 1 20 0 0 3 59 .169 .183 .211 .395 8 61 7 2 24 2 0
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
ATL (21 yrs) 742 1707 1537 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .211 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
CLE (2 yrs) 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (21 yrs) 742 1707 1537 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .211 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
AL (4 yrs) 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1964 25 MLN NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1965 26 MLN NL 42 10 -2 -1 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1966 27 ATL NL 28 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1967 28 ATL NL 46 66 -7 0 -0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1968 29 ATL NL 37 95 -12 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 1
1969 ★ 30 ATL NL 40 106 -9 -1 -0 0 12 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-9
1970 31 ATL NL 34 88 -12 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1971 32 ATL NL 42 101 -10 -0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1972 33 ATL NL 38 108 -10 -0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1973 34 ATL NL 42 91 -12 -1 -1 0 10 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1974 35 ATL NL 41 118 -11 0 0 0 12 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1 CYA-3
1975 ★ 36 ATL NL 39 106 -14 0 0 0 12 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1 AS
1976 37 ATL NL 38 105 -9 -0 0 0 12 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1977 38 ATL NL 44 123 -19 -0 -0 0 15 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1978 ★ 39 ATL NL 45 129 -11 0 -0 0 15 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-17,GG
1979 40 ATL NL 44 134 -14 -0 1 0 16 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 CYA-6,MVP-20,GG
1980 41 ATL NL 40 96 -14 -1 -0 0 11 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $1,042,667 1 GG
1981 42 ATL NL 22 55 -11 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .476 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $1,325,367 1
1982 ★ 43 ATL NL 35 91 -9 -0 -1 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $1,259,166 1 AS,CYA-5,GG
1983 44 ATL NL 34 73 -9 -0 -1 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $800,000 1 GG
1984 ★ 45 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $550,000 1 AS
1985 46 NYY AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 1
1986 47 CLE AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $300,000 1
1987 48 CLE AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1987 48 TOR AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $93,400 /1
1987 48 ATL NL 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
24 Seasons 866 1707 -196 -5 -0 0 194 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .499 .500 -1.2 0.5 -7 $5,970,600
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
ATL (21 yrs) 742 1707 -196 -5 -0 0 193 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .499 .500 -1.2 0.4 -8 $4,427,200
CLE (2 yrs) 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $300,000
NYY (2 yrs) 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,150,000
TOR (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $93,400

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1965 26 MLN NL 10 9 0 0.0 94 .143 .100 .258 .100 .322 .100 .390 .200 .712 -43 .000 -1.9 -0.2 .111 .000 .000
1966 27 ATL NL 11 11 0 0.0 99 .000 .000 .268 .000 .327 .000 .404 .000 .731 -100 .000 -2.2 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1967 28 ATL NL 66 58 2 0.9 90 .171 .123 .257 .167 .319 .158 .377 .325 .696 -6 .066 -7.9 -0.8 .231 .053 .035
1968 29 ATL NL 95 87 2 0.6 82 .113 .104 .253 .104 .312 .195 .357 .299 .668 -12 .039 -10.8 -1.2 .217 .091 .091 .0
1969 30 ATL NL 106 85 6 1.9 95 .270 .211 .261 .227 .331 .253 .386 .479 .717 34 .190 -8.6 -0.9 .342 .063 .042
1970 31 ATL NL 88 75 3 1.1 108 .177 .152 .273 .171 .346 .190 .417 .361 .763 -5 .065 -12.4 -1.2 .250 .063 .038 .0
1971 32 ATL NL 101 86 3 0.9 97 .192 .152 .266 .160 .334 .163 .390 .323 .724 -10 .064 -13.9 -1.5 .205 .011 .011
1972 33 ATL NL 108 89 5 1.5 99 .239 .194 .267 .216 .336 .237 .394 .453 .730 24 .142 -9.9 -1.1 .325 .054 .043 .0
1973 34 ATL NL 91 83 2 0.6 103 .164 .122 .272 .143 .342 .207 .404 .350 .746 -7 .031 -12.6 -1.3 .250 .098 .085 .0
1974 35 ATL NL 118 95 6 1.7 98 .230 .192 .267 .220 .340 .212 .386 .432 .726 20 .158 -11.7 -1.2 .306 .048 .019
1975 36 ATL NL 106 89 4 1.2 99 .205 .172 .269 .176 .340 .212 .389 .389 .729 6 .089 -13.1 -1.4 .265 .051 .040
1976 37 ATL NL 105 90 4 1.2 97 .198 .191 .270 .198 .337 .255 .384 .453 .721 25 .096 -9.8 -1.0 .300 .053 .064 .0
1977 38 ATL NL 123 106 4 1.0 113 .200 .174 .283 .180 .353 .183 .431 .364 .784 -6 .059 -17.6 -1.8 .226 .009 .009
1978 39 ATL NL 129 101 8 2.1 104 .281 .225 .275 .248 .345 .258 .405 .506 .750 36 .224 -11.1 -1.2 .365 .058 .033
1979 40 ATL NL 134 108 7 1.7 105 .229 .195 .277 .213 .344 .244 .411 .457 .755 21 .154 -14.0 -1.4 .330 .057 .049
1980 41 ATL NL 96 85 2 0.6 98 .169 .133 .270 .143 .333 .189 .392 .332 .725 -9 .030 -13.4 -1.4 .225 .067 .056
1981 42 ATL NL 55 51 0 0.0 94 .098 .077 .266 .077 .332 .077 .381 .154 .713 -57 .000 -11.0 -1.2 .083 .000 .000
1982 43 ATL NL 91 78 4 1.4 98 .225 .195 .270 .193 .334 .276 .393 .469 .726 28 .115 -8.8 -0.9 .324 .080 .080 .0
1983 44 ATL NL 73 67 1 0.4 103 .222 .185 .272 .194 .342 .215 .404 .409 .746 10 .013 -8.3 -0.9 .250 .046 .031
1987 48 TOT MLB 1 1 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .274 .000 .344 .000 .426 .000 .770 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
1987 48 ATL NL 1 1 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .274 .000 .344 .000 .426 .000 .770 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
24 Yrs 1707 1454 63 1.2 100 .206 .169 .269 .183 .337 .211 .396 .395 .733 8 .087 -199.4 -21.0 .269 .053 .042 .0
162 Game Avg. 319 272 12 1.2 100 .206 .169 .269 .183 .337 .211 .396 .395 .733 8 .087 -199.4 -21.0 .269 .053 .042
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
NL (21 yrs) 1707 1454 63 1.2 100 .206 .169 .269 .183 .337 .211 .396 .395 .733 8 .087 -199.4 -21.0 .269 .053 .042 .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
1969 30 ATL NL NLCS NYM L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 43 ATL NL NLCS STL L 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 1 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 1 0
2 NLCS 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 1 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 ATL NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 ATL NL 36 DNP
1978 ATL NL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 ATL NL 43 DNP
1984 NYY AL 45 DNP
5 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1965 26 MLN NL 10 0.0% 30.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.3 1.00 70%
1966 27 ATL NL 11 0.0% 54.6% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3 4.00 18%
1967 28 ATL NL 66 0.0% 24.2% 1.5% 3.0% 29% 16.00 3.6 28.5 1.53 62%
1968 29 ATL NL 95 2.1% 23.2% 0.0% 3.2% 38% 3.5 38.5 11.0 1.95 56%
1969 30 ATL NL 106 0.0% 19.8% 1.9% 3.8% 20% 10.50 4.5 13.6 1.74 70%
1970 31 ATL NL 88 1.1% 19.3% 2.3% 1.1% 8% 8.50 4.6 79.0 26.3 1.90 70%
1971 32 ATL NL 101 0.0% 19.8% 0.0% 1.0% 7% 4.6 23.0 1.18 72%
1972 33 ATL NL 108 0.9% 20.4% 0.9% 1.9% 11% 22.00 4.2 93.0 23.3 2.30 66%
1973 34 ATL NL 91 1.1% 28.6% 1.1% 5.5% 50% 26.00 3.2 82.0 41.0 1.67 60%
1974 35 ATL NL 118 0.0% 15.3% 2.5% 1.7% 10% 6.00 5.8 9.5 1.35 74%
1975 36 ATL NL 106 0.0% 17.0% 0.9% 2.8% 18% 18.00 5.5 9.9 1.63 78%
1976 37 ATL NL 105 1.0% 7.6% 0.0% 3.8% 22% 11.8 94.0 7.8 2.43 82%
1977 38 ATL NL 123 0.0% 12.2% 0.0% 0.8% 5% 7.3 15.6 1.65 77%
1978 39 ATL NL 129 0.0% 19.4% 2.3% 3.1% 15% 8.33 4.8 12.0 2.04 74%
1979 40 ATL NL 134 0.0% 14.2% 0.8% 4.5% 25% 19.00 6.5 10.3 2.10 78%
1980 41 ATL NL 96 0.0% 19.8% 1.0% 5.2% 42% 19.00 4.7 18.0 1.87 74%
1981 42 ATL NL 55 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 4.7 52.0 1.28 75%
1982 43 ATL NL 91 1.1% 17.6% 0.0% 5.5% 29% 5.4 87.0 12.4 1.90 78%
1983 44 ATL NL 73 0.0% 16.4% 1.4% 2.7% 17% 12.00 5.4 13.0 5.11 74%
1987 48 TOT MLB 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1987 48 ATL NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
24 Yrs 1707 0.4% 18.4% 1.0% 2.9% 19% 18.47 4.9 219.6 14.1 1.85 72%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.1% 8.5% 6.4% 28% 1.66 6.3 43.5 8.7 1.10 74%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1964 25 MLN NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1965 26 MLN NL -1.9 -0.2 9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .47 -0.2 -0.0 -2.2 -0.2 0.97 -2.0 0
1966 27 ATL NL -2.2 -0.2 11 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 1.26 -0.2 0.1 -2.8 -0.3 1.06 -2.7 0
1967 28 ATL NL -7.9 -0.8 66 -1.0 0.4 -1.3 .97 -0.8 -0.2 -7.5 -0.8 0.99 -7.2 0
1968 29 ATL NL -10.8 -1.2 85 -1.0 0.7 -1.6 1.02 -1.3 0.3 -11.2 -1.3 1.00 -12.1 0
1969 30 ATL NL -8.6 -0.9 107 -0.4 1.2 -1.6 .86 -0.9 0.4 -6.1 -0.6 0.97 -8.9 0
1970 31 ATL NL -12.4 -1.2 89 -1.2 0.6 -1.8 .93 -1.1 -0.2 -13.0 -1.3 0.95 -11.4 0
1971 32 ATL NL -13.9 -1.5 101 -1.1 0.8 -1.9 .88 -0.9 -0.3 -8.1 -0.8 0.95 -10.2 0
1972 33 ATL NL -9.9 -1.1 108 -1.4 0.8 -2.2 1.01 -1.2 -0.2 -15.7 -1.6 1.00 -12.1 0
1973 34 ATL NL -12.6 -1.3 91 -1.4 0.4 -1.8 .83 -1.3 -0.4 -15.3 -1.5 0.87 -13.8 0
1974 35 ATL NL -11.7 -1.2 118 0.1 1.6 -1.5 .83 -0.8 0.9 -2.4 -0.2 0.98 -8.4 0
1975 36 ATL NL -13.1 -1.4 108 -1.3 0.9 -2.2 1.06 -1.2 -0.0 -12.5 -1.3 1.02 -12.8 0
1976 37 ATL NL -9.8 -1.0 106 -0.8 1.1 -1.9 .94 -1.1 0.2 -8.4 -0.9 1.02 -10.8 0
1977 38 ATL NL -17.6 -1.8 123 -1.7 1.2 -2.9 1.13 -1.7 0.2 -18.6 -1.8 1.01 -19.7 0
1978 39 ATL NL -11.1 -1.2 130 -1.0 1.4 -2.5 .91 -1.2 0.1 -12.9 -1.3 0.97 -13.9 3.47 1
1979 40 ATL NL -14.0 -1.4 135 -1.2 1.4 -2.6 1.05 -1.3 0.2 -14.0 -1.4 1.06 -14.7 0
1980 41 ATL NL -13.4 -1.4 97 -1.1 0.7 -1.9 .94 -1.2 0.0 -11.0 -1.1 0.89 -13.3 0
1981 42 ATL NL -11.0 -1.2 55 -0.9 0.2 -1.1 .88 -1.1 0.0 -10.9 -1.2 0.98 -10.5 0
1982 43 ATL NL -8.8 -0.9 93 -0.7 0.9 -1.7 .91 -0.8 0.0 -6.9 -0.7 0.93 -8.8 0
1983 44 ATL NL -8.3 -0.9 74 -1.1 0.7 -1.8 1.05 -1.0 -0.1 -14.5 -1.5 1.14 -10.6 0
1984 45 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1985 46 NYY AL 0.0 0.0
1986 47 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1987 48 TOT MLB -0.3 -0.0 1 0.1 0.1 0.0 .99 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.86 0.7 0
1987 48 TOT AL 0.0 0.0
1987 48 CLE AL 0.0 0.0
1987 48 TOR AL 0.0 0.0
1987 48 ATL NL -0.3 -0.0 1 0.1 0.1 0.0 .99 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.86 0.7 0
24 Yrs -199.4 -21.0 1707 -17.5 15.1 -32.6 .96 -19.1 0.9 -193.3 -19.7 0.99 -203.1 3.47 1
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1965 26 MLN NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 50% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1966 27 ATL NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 28 ATL NL 2 0 40% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1968 29 ATL NL 0 0 17% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 30 ATL NL 1 0 50% 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 13% 7 7 0 0 0 0 8 5 2
1970 31 ATL NL 1 0 31% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1
1971 32 ATL NL 6 0 20% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 25% 4 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1
1972 33 ATL NL 1 0 30% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 21% 7 5 0 4 2 2 3 2 1
1973 34 ATL NL 1 0 18% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 25% 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
1974 35 ATL NL 2 0 21% 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 67% 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
1975 36 ATL NL 0 0 28% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 20% 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
1976 37 ATL NL 2 0 22% 21 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 43% 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
1977 38 ATL NL 0 0 10% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
1978 39 ATL NL 0 0 16% 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 20% 6 5 1 1 0 1 3 3 0
1979 40 ATL NL 1 0 37% 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10% 6 5 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
1980 41 ATL NL 0 0 15% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 17% 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
1981 42 ATL NL 0 0 25% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1982 43 ATL NL 0 0 31% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14% 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1983 44 ATL NL 0 0 23% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
1987 48 TOT MLB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1987 48 ATL NL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
24 Yrs 18 0 26% 403 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 3 4 4 23 20% 62 52 7 14 11 3 37 21 13
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1965 26 MLN NL 9 11% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 3 0 0% 6 0 0% 0 0 0 0 1
1966 27 ATL NL 11 36% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 5 0 0% 5 2 40% 9 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1967 28 ATL NL 64 8% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 55% 17 2 12% 21 4 19% 45 2 4% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 2
1968 29 ATL NL 85 27% 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 16 18 113% 19 0 0% 20 7 35% 56 3 5% 5 1 20% 1 0 0% 10
1969 30 ATL NL 106 22% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 75% 20 1 5% 21 6 29% 68 8 12% 4 2 50% 2 1 50% 0
1970 31 ATL NL 88 23% 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 6 6 100% 13 1 8% 16 5 31% 52 3 6% 3 1 33% 0 0 0
1971 32 ATL NL 101 29% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 15 0 0% 17 4 24% 67 7 10% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 0
1972 33 ATL NL 108 31% 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 15 11 73% 25 2 8% 32 10 31% 73 4 5% 9 2 22% 5 1 20% 0
1973 34 ATL NL 91 42% 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 7 100% 13 4 31% 19 3 16% 44 1 2% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
1974 35 ATL NL 118 28% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 9 64% 23 1 4% 17 5 29% 82 14 17% 7 3 43% 4 3 75% 0
1975 36 ATL NL 106 35% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 57% 18 1 6% 19 6 32% 75 10 13% 9 6 67% 4 2 50% 0
1976 37 ATL NL 105 21% 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 11 9 82% 22 3 14% 23 5 22% 88 13 15% 8 3 38% 3 1 33% 0
1977 38 ATL NL 123 28% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 12 92% 23 3 13% 29 11 38% 93 7 8% 9 5 56% 7 5 71% 0
1978 39 ATL NL 129 31% 27 1 0 0 0 3.47 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 57% 21 3 14% 24 6 25% 85 10 12% 7 2 29% 5 2 40% 0
1979 40 ATL NL 134 25% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 30 1 3% 29 10 34% 109 12 11% 7 5 71% 8 3 38% 0
1980 41 ATL NL 96 30% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 71% 14 2 14% 16 5 31% 53 5 9% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 0
1981 42 ATL NL 55 24% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 12 0 0% 13 2 15% 36 1 3% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
1982 43 ATL NL 91 19% 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 75% 13 4 31% 18 4 22% 54 6 11% 5 2 40% 3 2 67% 0
1983 44 ATL NL 73 8% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 67% 18 7 39% 22 8 36% 64 6 9% 5 2 40% 2 0 0% 0
1987 48 TOT MLB 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 48 ATL NL 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Yrs 1694 26% 260 1 0 0 0 3.47 7 0 57 6 1 3 4 0 161 129 80% 322 35 11% 364 103 28% 1159 112 10% 92 36 39% 52 26 50% 13
MLB Averages 56% 78% 11% 33% 14% 49% 53%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 26 52 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966 27 80 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .056 .056 .056 .111 -69 1 0 0 3 0 0
1967 28 126 87 75 4 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 25 .107 .141 .133 .274 -21 10 2 2 9 0 0
1968 29 163 182 152 7 16 3 0 2 9 0 0 1 47 .105 .123 .164 .287 -17 25 2 2 27 0 0
1969 30 203 288 247 18 36 7 0 2 16 0 0 3 68 .146 .163 .198 .361 3 49 3 2 36 0 0
1970 31 237 376 326 23 48 7 0 3 19 0 0 5 85 .147 .165 .196 .361 1 64 4 2 42 1 0
1971 32 279 477 418 26 62 8 0 3 23 0 0 5 105 .148 .164 .189 .353 -1 79 4 3 49 2 0
1972 33 317 585 511 33 80 9 0 4 27 0 0 6 127 .157 .173 .198 .371 3 101 6 5 60 3 0
1973 34 359 676 593 36 90 13 0 5 29 0 0 7 153 .152 .169 .199 .368 2 118 10 6 67 3 0
1974 35 400 794 697 41 110 15 0 5 40 0 0 10 171 .158 .177 .201 .378 5 140 11 7 76 4 0
1975 36 439 900 796 46 127 17 1 5 50 0 0 11 189 .160 .177 .202 .379 5 161 12 7 80 6 0
1976 37 477 1005 890 51 145 20 1 6 62 0 1 11 197 .163 .179 .208 .387 7 185 15 8 89 7 0
1977 38 521 1128 999 53 164 21 1 6 69 0 1 11 212 .164 .179 .205 .384 5 205 18 9 101 8 0
1978 39 566 1257 1119 58 191 25 1 6 79 0 1 14 237 .171 .187 .211 .398 9 236 21 10 105 9 0
1979 40 610 1391 1242 68 215 31 1 6 91 0 1 15 256 .173 .189 .214 .403 10 266 22 12 112 10 0
1980 41 650 1487 1332 70 227 36 1 6 96 0 1 16 275 .170 .186 .212 .399 9 283 24 12 117 10 0
1981 42 672 1542 1384 71 231 36 1 6 97 0 1 16 286 .167 .182 .207 .390 6 287 24 12 120 10 0
1982 43 707 1633 1471 77 248 40 1 7 104 0 1 16 302 .169 .183 .211 .394 8 311 28 12 123 11 0
1983 44 741 1706 1536 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .212 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
1984 45 773 1706 1536 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .212 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
1985 46 806 1706 1536 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .212 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
1986 47 840 1706 1536 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .212 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0
1987 48 866 1707 1537 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 1 17 314 .169 .183 .211 .395 8 325 35 12 129 12 0

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1965 26 42 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 42
1966 27 28 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 28
1967 28 46 65 56 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 16 .107 .153 .143 .295 1 46
1968 29 37 96 78 4 9 1 0 2 9 0 0 22 .115 .115 .205 .321 2 37
1969 30 40 107 96 12 21 4 0 0 8 0 2 21 .219 .235 .260 .495 6 40
1970 31 34 86 77 4 10 0 0 1 2 0 2 17 .130 .150 .169 .319 2 34
1971 32 42 100 91 3 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 20 .143 .151 .154 .304 2 42
1972 33 40 113 98 8 20 1 0 1 5 0 1 23 .204 .225 .245 .470 5 38
1973 34 42 90 81 3 9 4 0 1 2 0 1 26 .111 .133 .198 .330 2 42
1974 35 41 119 105 5 21 2 0 0 12 0 3 18 .200 .227 .219 .446 5 41
1975 36 39 107 100 5 18 2 1 0 11 0 1 18 .180 .184 .220 .404 4 39
1976 37 38 106 95 5 19 3 0 1 13 0 0 8 .200 .206 .263 .469 5 38
1977 38 44 122 108 2 18 1 0 0 6 0 0 15 .167 .173 .176 .349 3 44
1978 39 45 128 119 5 26 4 0 0 9 0 3 25 .218 .242 .252 .494 7 45
1979 40 44 134 123 10 24 6 0 0 12 0 1 19 .195 .213 .244 .457 6 44
1980 41 40 97 91 2 13 5 0 0 6 0 1 19 .143 .152 .198 .350 3 40
1981 42 33 84 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 22
1982 43 35 92 88 6 18 4 0 1 7 0 0 16 .205 .202 .284 .486 5 35
1983 44 34 74 66 3 13 2 0 0 5 0 1 12 .197 .206 .227 .433 3 34
1987 48 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 26
20 Yrs 770 1742 1570 80 258 42 1 7 113 0 17 321 .164 .178 .206 .384 61 757
162 Game Avg. 162 366 330 17 54 9 0 1 24 0 4 68 .164 .178 .206 .384 13 757
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1993 BBWAA (65.7%)
1994 BBWAA (59.9%)
1995 BBWAA (62.2%)
1996 BBWAA (68.3%)
1997 BBWAA (80.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1997 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (9, 14%)
1978 NL (17, 2%)
1979 NL (20, 3%)
0.19 Career Shares (772nd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (2, 4%)
1974 NL (3, 13%)
1978 NL (6, 8%)
1979 NL (6, 3%)
1982 NL (5, 15%)
0.43 Career Shares (114th)

Gold Gloves
1978 NL (P)
1979 NL (P)
1980 NL (P)
1982 NL (P)
1983 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Aug 4th NL Player of the Week
1978 Jun 11th NL Player of the Week
1982 Oct 3rd NL Player of the Week
1985 Oct 6th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1974 NL  8.0 (4th)
1975 NL  6.6 (9th)
1976 NL  6.9 (4th)
1977 NL  8.5 (4th)
1978 NL  10.4 (1st)
1979 NL  8.0 (2nd)
Career  96.6 (34th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1968 NL  18 (1st)
1972 NL  11 (9th)
1977 NL  12 (6th)
Career  129 (246th)

Oldest s c a p y
1976 NL  born 1939-04-01 (6th)
1977 NL  born 1939-04-01 (6th)
1978 NL  born 1939-04-01 (7th)
1979 NL  born 1939-04-01 (6th)
1980 NL  born 1939-04-01 (5th)
1981 NL  born 1939-04-01 (3rd)
1982 NL  born 1939-04-01 (3rd)
1983 NL  born 1939-04-01 (2nd)
1984 AL  born 1939-04-01 (1st)
1985 AL  born 1939-04-01 (1st)
1986 AL  born 1939-04-01 (1st)
1987 AL  born 1939-04-01 (1st)
1987 NL  born 1939-04-01 (1st)

                           

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