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Al Nipper

Albert Samuel Nipper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: April 2, 1959 in San Diego, CA
High School: Hazelwood West HS (Hazelwood, MO)
Schools: Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO), Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 8th round of the 1980 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1983 (Age 24.157, 12,428th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Cubs/Indians 1983-1990
Agents: Steve Comte [*]
Last Game: July 16, 1990 (Age 31.105)
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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
1983 24 BOS AL 1 1 .500 2.25 3 2 1 1 0 0 16.0 17 4 4 0 7 0 5 1 0 0 67 198 3.63 1.500 9.6 0.0 3.9 2.8 0.71
1984 25 BOS AL 11 6 .647 3.89 29 24 3 6 0 0 182.2 183 86 79 18 52 1 84 7 1 7 777 107 4.10 1.286 9.0 0.9 2.6 4.1 1.62 RoY-7
1985 26 BOS AL 9 12 .429 4.06 25 25 0 5 0 0 162.0 157 83 73 14 82 3 85 9 1 3 713 106 4.44 1.475 8.7 0.8 4.6 4.7 1.04
1986 27 BOS AL 10 12 .455 5.38 26 26 0 3 0 0 159.0 186 108 95 24 47 2 79 4 1 1 702 78 4.70 1.465 10.5 1.4 2.7 4.5 1.68
1987 28 BOS AL 11 12 .478 5.43 30 30 0 6 0 0 174.0 196 115 105 30 62 1 89 7 0 5 777 84 5.28 1.483 10.1 1.6 3.2 4.6 1.44
1988 29 CHC NL 2 4 .333 3.04 22 12 3 0 0 1 80.0 72 37 27 9 34 2 27 3 1 1 341 120 4.94 1.325 8.1 1.0 3.8 3.0 0.79
1990 31 CLE AL 2 3 .400 6.75 9 5 1 0 0 0 24.0 35 19 18 2 19 0 12 2 0 6 125 59 5.52 2.250 13.1 0.8 7.1 4.5 0.63
7 Yrs 46 50 .479 4.52 144 124 8 21 0 1 797.2 846 452 401 97 303 9 381 33 4 23 3502 94 4.66 1.440 9.5 1.1 3.4 4.3 1.26
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .479 4.52 37 31 2 5 0 0 202 215 115 102 25 77 2 97 8 1 6 889 94 4.66 1.440 9.5 1.1 3.4 4.3 1.26
BOS (5 yrs) 42 43 .494 4.62 113 107 4 21 0 0 693.2 739 396 356 86 250 7 342 28 3 16 3036 93 4.60 1.426 9.6 1.1 3.2 4.4 1.37
CLE (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.75 9 5 1 0 0 0 24.0 35 19 18 2 19 0 12 2 0 6 125 59 5.52 2.250 13.1 0.8 7.1 4.5 0.63
CHC (1 yr) 2 4 .333 3.04 22 12 3 0 0 1 80.0 72 37 27 9 34 2 27 3 1 1 341 120 4.94 1.325 8.1 1.0 3.8 3.0 0.79
AL (6 yrs) 44 46 .489 4.69 122 112 5 21 0 0 717.2 774 415 374 88 269 7 354 30 3 22 3161 92 4.63 1.453 9.7 1.1 3.4 4.4 1.32
NL (1 yr) 2 4 .333 3.04 22 12 3 0 0 1 80.0 72 37 27 9 34 2 27 3 1 1 341 120 4.94 1.325 8.1 1.0 3.8 3.0 0.79
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
1983 24 BOS AL 16.0 3 2 4 2.25 4.60 -0.08 0.12 112.9 5.41 6 0.7 .0 -0.0 0.8 7 .718 .504
1984 25 BOS AL 182.2 29 24 86 4.24 4.31 -0.16 0.09 104.9 4.78 12 1.2 .9 -0.1 2.8 28 .543 .508 RoY-7
1985 26 BOS AL 162.0 25 25 83 4.61 4.58 -0.05 0.16 104.9 5.02 7 0.8 -0.1 2.2 23 .530 .505 $165,000
1986 27 BOS AL 159.0 26 26 108 6.11 4.60 -0.01 0.16 100.0 4.77 -24 -2.3 -0.1 -0.9 -8 .413 .486 $265,000
1987 28 BOS AL 174.0 30 30 115 5.95 4.99 -0.09 0.17 102.1 5.35 -12 -1.1 -0.1 0.4 6 .463 .493 $325,000
1988 29 CHC NL 80.0 22 12 37 4.16 3.91 -0.21 0.07 104.5 4.37 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .507 .501 $397,000
1990 31 CLE AL 24.0 9 5 19 7.13 4.43 0.12 0.06 97.1 4.25 -8 -0.8 .7 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .417 .495
7 Seasons 797.2 144 124 452 5.10 4.54 -0.09 0.13 103.2 4.91 -18 -1.3 .9 -0.5 5.7 59 .491 .498 $1,152,000
BOS (5 yrs) 693.2 113 107 396 5.14 4.62 -0.08 0.14 103.2 4.99 -11 -0.7 .7 -0.4 5.3 56 .494 .498 $755,000
CLE (1 yr) 24.0 9 5 19 7.13 4.43 0.12 0.06 97.1 4.25 -8 -0.8 .7 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .417 .495
CHC (1 yr) 80.0 22 12 37 4.16 3.91 -0.21 0.07 104.5 4.37 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .507 .501 $397,000

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
1986 27 BOS AL WS L NYM 0 1 .000 7.11 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 5 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 29 1.895 14.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 1.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 7.11 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 5 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 29 1.895 14.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 1.00

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
1983 24 BOS AL 3 67 58 4 17 0 0 0 3 3 7 5 .293 .373 .293 .666 .315 17 3 1 0 1 0 0
1984 25 BOS AL 29 777 713 86 183 36 2 18 11 7 52 84 .257 .313 .388 .701 .269 277 10 7 3 2 1 12
1985 26 BOS AL 25 713 614 83 157 34 5 14 6 5 82 85 .256 .350 .396 .746 .276 243 18 9 4 4 3 7
1986 27 BOS AL 26 702 642 108 186 40 5 24 3 6 47 79 .290 .340 .480 .819 .298 308 11 4 4 5 2 11
1987 28 BOS AL 30 777 691 115 196 46 6 30 22 5 62 89 .284 .345 .498 .842 .286 344 12 7 8 9 1 8
1988 29 CHC NL 22 341 301 37 72 10 1 9 5 4 34 27 .239 .322 .369 .690 .237 111 9 3 1 1 2 10
1990 31 CLE AL 9 125 99 19 35 5 0 2 3 1 19 12 .354 .448 .465 .913 .367 46 3 2 0 5 0 1
7 Yrs 144 3502 3118 452 846 171 19 97 53 31 303 381 .271 .340 .432 .771 .281 1346 66 33 20 27 9 49
162 Game Avg. 37 889 791 115 215 43 5 25 13 8 77 97 .271 .340 .432 .771 .281 342 17 8 5 7 2 12
MLB Averages .258 .324 .389 .713 .285

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1983 24 BOS AL 3.8 0.4 73 0.5 1.5 -1.1 1.19 0.2 0.2 4.6 0.5 1.01 2.8 0 0 0
1984 25 BOS AL 6.2 0.6 804 0.5 13.0 -12.6 .96 1.3 -0.8 4.3 0.4 0.93 9.5 1 0 4
1985 26 BOS AL 3.1 0.3 735 0.1 12.2 -12.1 .94 -0.3 0.5 1.2 0.1 0.94 -0.3 0 0 0
1986 27 BOS AL -21.9 -2.1 719 -2.4 12.0 -14.4 .99 -2.6 0.1 -22.9 -2.2 0.92 -26.1 0 0 0
1987 28 BOS AL -15.8 -1.5 809 -1.5 12.0 -13.5 .89 -2.4 0.7 -19.8 -1.8 0.93 -23.7 0 0 0
1988 29 CHC NL 2.3 0.2 355 0.1 6.1 -6.1 .98 -0.2 0.2 1.3 0.1 0.95 -2.8 4 1 4
1990 31 CLE AL -7.0 -0.7 136 -0.6 1.7 -2.4 .92 -1.0 0.3 -10.4 -1.0 1.04 -11.4 0 3 0
7 Yrs -29.3 -2.6 3631 -3.5 58.6 -62.0 .95 -5.1 1.5 -41.7 -3.8 0.94 -51.9 5 4 8

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
1983 24 BOS AL 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .500 0 0 1 0 2 100% 54.0 63 45 0 0 0 2 2.1 2.1 7.5
1984 25 BOS AL 29 24 11 6 7 3 1 16 8 .667 2 2 6 0 12 50% 51.7 75 13 18 5 1 6 5.3 6.2 6.9
1985 26 BOS AL 25 25 9 12 4 3 5 12 13 .480 0 1 5 0 11 44% 49.4 76 22 27 7 2 13 4.2 4.7 6.5
1986 27 BOS AL 26 26 10 12 4 5 2 14 12 .538 0 3 3 0 8 31% 44.0 75 17 20 10 0 12 4.9 5.0 6.1
1987 28 BOS AL 30 30 11 12 7 4 3 13 17 .433 1 2 6 0 11 37% 44.7 77 3 29 8 6 12 5.6 6.4 5.8
1988 29 CHC NL 22 12 2 3 7 1 3 5 7 .417 4 1 0 0 7 58% 50.1 67 32 10 3 2 6 4.1 3.9 5.8 87 2 8 2 0 113
1990 31 CLE AL 9 5 2 3 0 1 0 2 3 .400 0 0 0 0 1 20% 38.4 55 19 8 1 0 2 4.1 5.9 3.9 75 4 0 1 0 108
7 Yrs 144 124 46 49 29 17 15 63 61 .508 7 9 21 0 52 42% 47 77 3 112 34 11 53 4.8 5.4 6.2 83 6 8 3 0 113
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 103 -5 4.3 4.3 6.2 94

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
1983 24 BOS AL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.187 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1984 25 BOS AL 29 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 67% 7 .961 1 0 4 0 1 4 3 2 5 0 5 0 10.6
1988 29 CHC NL 22 10 3 0 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 7 0 0% 7 .981 4 1 4 2 1 7 3 7 3 5 3 1 3.2 17
1990 31 CLE AL 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 100% 6 .922 0 3 0 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 3.5 25
4 Yrs 63 20 8 0 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 16 7 44% .974 5 4 8 4 2 14 8 12 9 7 9 1 5.1 19

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%
1983 24 BOS AL 67 55% 0.0% 7.5% 10.5% 0.0% 0% 0.90 81% 15 3 20%
1984 25 BOS AL 777 44% 2.3% 10.8% 6.7% 7.2% 31% 1.05 79% 142 10 7%
1985 26 BOS AL 713 51% 2.0% 11.9% 11.5% 7.4% 34% 1.18 73% 136 18 13%
1986 27 BOS AL 702 45% 3.4% 11.3% 6.7% 9.8% 37% 0.98 77% 124 11 9%
1987 28 BOS AL 777 47% 3.9% 11.5% 8.0% 10.6% 42% 1.12 75% 133 12 9%
1988 29 CHC NL 341 48% 2.6% 7.9% 10.0% 5.9% 28% 0.77 0.96 78% 20% 11.3% 47% 71 9 13%
1990 31 CLE AL 125 62% 1.6% 9.6% 15.2% 5.6% 20% 0.63 0.79 72% 28% 3.8% 7% 23 3 13%
7 Yrs 3502 48% 2.8% 10.9% 8.7% 8.2% 34% 0.73 1.05 76% 22% 8.3% 36% 644 66 10%
MLB Averages 40% 2.2% 14.6% 8.5% 6.8% 29% 0.80 1.06 73% 20% 6.6% 26% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1988 29 CHC NL 342 1206 3.53 710 59.2% 28.3% 9.6% 23.1% 39.0% 71.7% 1.2% 42.4% 86.6% 55.0% 7.3% 25 12 9.9% 34 13 2 6 20 22.2% 3 11 0 0 0
1990 31 CLE AL 125 473 3.78 272 57.5% 27.6% 14.0% 23.9% 33.8% 71.7% 0.0% 41.2% 79.7% 51.2% 7.2% 9 4 13.6% 17 11 1 1 11 8.3% 1 5 0 0 2
2 Yrs 467 1679 3.60 982 58.7% 28.1% 10.8% 23.3% 37.6% 71.7% 0.9% 42.1% 84.7% 54.0% 7.3% 34 16 10.9% 51 24 3 7 31 17.9% 4 16 0 0 2
MLB Averages 3.60 62.5% 24.4% 14.4% 26.9% 34.1% 75.4% 2.2% 47.1% 80.7% 56.7% 5.6% 18.5% 26.1%

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
1983 24 BOS AL 67 17 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 50% 0 0 0 27 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1984 25 BOS AL 777 183 18 1 5 13 5 9 9 40 22 5 55% 12 7 0 290 11 7 61% 10 6 1 0 0 1 2 1 11 0
1985 26 BOS AL 713 157 14 0 11 6 8 7 7 38 18 5 47% 7 3 0 267 6 5 55% 5 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
1986 27 BOS AL 702 186 24 0 5 16 8 11 13 29 17 4 59% 11 1 6 261 3 6 33% 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1987 28 BOS AL 777 196 30 0 9 14 16 10 20 56 35 3 63% 8 5 4 278 22 5 81% 19 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 25 0
1988 29 CHC NL 341 72 3 1 9 0 5 5 4 6 3 15 9 3 60% 10 1 3 130 5 4 56% 5 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 10 0
1990 31 CLE AL 125 35 6 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 9 5 1 56% 1 6 0 59 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
7 Yrs 3502 846 9 2 97 1 40 55 42 43 54 191 108 21 57% 49 23 13 1312 53 31 63% 48 27 5 3 0 1 5 1 85 0
MLB Averages 54% 68%

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+
1983 24 1 1 .500 2.25 3 2 1 1 0 0 16.0 17 4 4 0 7 0 5 1 0 0 67 198 1.500 9.6 0.0 3.9 2.8 0.71 198
1984 25 12 7 .632 3.76 32 26 4 7 0 0 198.2 200 90 83 18 59 1 89 8 1 7 844 111 1.304 9.1 0.8 2.7 4.0 1.51 111
1985 26 21 19 .525 3.89 57 51 4 12 0 0 360.2 357 173 156 32 141 4 174 17 2 10 1557 109 1.381 8.9 0.8 3.5 4.3 1.23 109
1986 27 31 31 .500 4.35 83 77 4 15 0 0 519.2 543 281 251 56 188 6 253 21 3 11 2259 97 1.407 9.4 1.0 3.3 4.4 1.35 97
1987 28 42 43 .494 4.62 113 107 4 21 0 0 693.2 739 396 356 86 250 7 342 28 3 16 3036 93 1.426 9.6 1.1 3.2 4.4 1.37 93
1988 29 44 47 .484 4.46 135 119 7 21 0 1 773.2 811 433 383 95 284 9 369 31 4 17 3377 95 1.415 9.4 1.1 3.3 4.3 1.30 95
1989 30 44 47 .484 4.46 135 119 7 21 0 1 773.2 811 433 383 95 284 9 369 31 4 17 3377 95 1.415 9.4 1.1 3.3 4.3 1.30 95
1990 31 46 50 .479 4.52 144 124 8 21 0 1 797.2 846 452 401 97 303 9 381 33 4 23 3502 94 1.440 9.5 1.1 3.4 4.3 1.26 94

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
1983 24 1 1 .500 2.25 16.0 16 4 4 0 7 5 1 1.438 9.0 3.9 2.8 0.71 0.0 3
1984 25 10 10 .500 3.69 183.0 181 83 75 18 51 84 7 1.268 8.9 2.5 4.1 1.65 0.9 29
1985 26 9 9 .500 3.89 162.0 154 78 70 14 80 85 9 1.444 8.6 4.4 4.7 1.06 0.8 25
1986 27 7 11 .389 5.32 159.0 184 104 94 24 46 79 4 1.447 10.4 2.6 4.5 1.72 1.4 26
1987 28 8 11 .421 4.76 174.0 183 102 92 28 58 89 7 1.385 9.5 3.0 4.6 1.53 1.4 30
1988 29 4 5 .444 4.05 80.0 77 40 36 10 36 27 3 1.413 8.7 4.1 3.0 0.75 1.1 22
1990 31 1 2 .333 6.75 24.0 36 20 18 2 20 12 2 2.333 13.5 7.5 4.5 0.60 0.8 9
7 Yrs 40 49 .449 4.39 798.0 831 431 389 96 298 381 33 1.415 9.4 4.3 1.28 1.1 144



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Sep 9th AL Player of the Week

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1984 AL  .647 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1984 AL  7 (9th)
1985 AL  9 (2nd)
1987 AL  7 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1638), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1182nd), 5.6 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Albert Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Samuel Nipper

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