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Cliff Politte    \POH-leet\

Clifford Anthony Politte

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 27, 1974 in Kirkwood, MO
High School: Vianney HS (Kirkwood, MO)
Schools: Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 54th round of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 1998 (Age 24.034)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/BlueJays/Phillies/Cardinals 1998-2006

Final Game: July 15, 2006 (Age 32.138)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1998 24 STL NL 2 3 .400 6.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 45 32 26 6 18 0 22 1 1 2 172 68 5.60 1.703 10.9 1.5 4.4 5.4 1.22
1999 25 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 7.13 13 0 0 0 0 0 17.2 19 14 14 2 15 0 15 0 0 2 85 68 5.45 1.925 9.7 1.0 7.6 7.6 1.00
2000 26 PHI NL 4 3 .571 3.66 12 8 1 0 0 0 59.0 55 24 24 8 27 1 50 0 0 3 251 129 4.57 1.390 8.4 1.2 4.1 7.6 1.85
2001 27 PHI NL 2 3 .400 2.42 23 0 7 0 0 0 26.0 24 8 7 2 8 3 23 1 0 1 109 177 3.32 1.231 8.3 0.7 2.8 8.0 2.88
2002 28 TOT MLB 3 3 .500 3.67 68 0 20 0 0 1 73.2 57 33 30 5 28 2 72 2 0 2 304 122 3.11 1.154 7.0 0.6 3.4 8.8 2.57
2002 28 PHI NL 2 0 1.000 3.86 13 0 7 0 0 0 16.1 19 10 7 0 9 1 15 1 0 1 77 103 2.96 1.714 10.5 0.0 5.0 8.3 1.67
2002 28 TOR AL 1 3 .250 3.61 55 0 13 0 0 1 57.1 38 23 23 5 19 1 57 1 0 1 227 128 3.15 0.994 6.0 0.8 3.0 8.9 3.00
2003 29 TOR AL 1 5 .167 5.66 54 0 30 0 0 12 49.1 52 32 31 11 17 4 40 1 0 1 216 84 5.40 1.399 9.5 2.0 3.1 7.3 2.35
2004 30 CHW AL 0 3 .000 4.38 54 0 9 0 0 1 51.1 52 26 25 6 22 5 48 2 0 2 225 108 4.10 1.442 9.1 1.1 3.9 8.4 2.18
2005 31 CHW AL 7 1 .875 2.00 68 0 14 0 0 1 67.1 42 15 15 7 21 4 57 3 0 1 262 225 3.75 0.936 5.6 0.9 2.8 7.6 2.71
2006 32 CHW AL 2 2 .500 8.70 30 0 13 0 0 0 30.0 47 30 29 9 15 7 15 1 0 0 151 55 7.65 2.067 14.1 2.7 4.5 4.5 1.00
9 Yrs 22 23 .489 4.40 330 16 94 0 0 15 411.1 393 214 201 56 171 26 342 11 1 14 1775 104 4.49 1.371 8.6 1.2 3.7 7.5 2.00
162 Game Avg. 4 5 .489 4.40 65 3 18 0 0 3 81 77 42 40 11 34 5 67 2 0 3 349 104 4.49 1.371 8.6 1.2 3.7 7.5 2.00
PHI (4 yrs) 9 6 .600 3.93 61 8 15 0 0 0 119.0 117 56 52 12 59 5 103 2 0 7 522 115 4.21 1.479 8.8 0.9 4.5 7.8 1.75
CHW (3 yrs) 9 6 .600 4.18 152 0 36 0 0 2 148.2 141 71 69 22 58 16 120 6 0 3 638 111 4.66 1.339 8.5 1.3 3.5 7.3 2.07
TOR (2 yrs) 2 8 .200 4.56 109 0 43 0 0 13 106.2 90 55 54 16 36 5 97 2 0 2 443 103 4.19 1.181 7.6 1.4 3.0 8.2 2.69
STL (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 37.0 45 32 26 6 18 0 22 1 1 2 172 68 5.60 1.703 10.9 1.5 4.4 5.4 1.22
AL (5 yrs) 11 14 .440 4.34 261 0 79 0 0 15 255.1 231 126 123 38 94 21 217 8 0 5 1081 107 4.46 1.273 8.1 1.3 3.3 7.6 2.31
NL (5 yrs) 11 9 .550 4.50 69 16 15 0 0 0 156.0 162 88 78 18 77 5 125 3 1 9 694 100 4.54 1.532 9.3 1.0 4.4 7.2 1.62
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
1998 24 STL NL 37.0 8 8 32 7.78 4.58 0.05 0.16 105.2 4.94 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .368 .494 $170,000
1999 25 PHI NL 17.2 13 0 14 7.13 4.90 0.22 -0.37 104.4 4.50 -5 -0.5 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .462 .497
2000 26 PHI NL 59.0 12 8 24 3.66 4.92 0.08 0.09 99.4 4.91 8 0.8 .5 -0.1 1.2 14 .567 .505
2001 27 PHI NL 26.0 23 0 8 2.77 4.44 0.25 -0.33 95.7 3.70 3 0.3 .9 -0.1 0.4 5 .511 .502 $225,000
2002 28 PHI NL 16.1 13 0 10 5.51 4.47 0.15 -0.33 97.6 3.89 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .476 .498 $245,000
2002 28 TOR AL 57.1 55 0 23 3.61 4.78 -0.04 -0.36 104.7 4.67 6 0.6 1.4 -0.0 1.2 13 .512 .504
2003 29 TOR AL 49.1 54 0 32 5.84 5.01 -0.24 -0.37 103.7 5.05 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.0 1 .492 .497 $845,000
2004 30 CHW AL 51.1 54 0 26 4.56 5.03 0.09 -0.37 102.3 4.67 -0 -0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.4 7 .500 .500 $800,000
2005 31 CHW AL 67.1 68 0 15 2.00 4.73 0.22 -0.36 102.4 4.25 16 1.7 1.5 0.3 2.7 24 .524 .510 $1,000,000
2006 32 CHW AL 30.0 30 0 30 9.00 5.07 -0.27 -0.37 103.9 5.16 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -9 .458 .492 $1,200,000
9 Seasons 411.1 330 16 214 4.68 4.83 0.04 -0.25 102.3 4.64 -4 -0.2 1.2 -0.2 3.8 41 .500 .502 $4,485,000
PHI (4 yrs) 119.0 61 8 56 4.24 4.75 0.15 -0.13 99.1 4.44 2 0.3 .8 -0.1 1.2 14 .504 .501 $470,000
CHW (3 yrs) 148.2 152 0 71 4.30 4.90 0.08 -0.37 102.7 4.58 3 0.4 1.3 0.1 2.1 21 .503 .503 $3,000,000
TOR (2 yrs) 106.2 109 0 55 4.64 4.89 -0.13 -0.37 104.2 4.85 2 0.2 1.3 -0.2 1.2 14 .502 .501 $845,000
STL (1 yr) 37.0 8 8 32 7.78 4.58 0.05 0.16 105.2 4.94 -12 -1.1 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .368 .494 $170,000

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
2005 31 CHW AL ALDS W BOS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ❍ 31 CHW AL WS W HOU 0 0 3.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 10 0.857 0.0 0.0 7.7 7.7 1.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 0 0 2.70 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 14 0.900 2.7 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 3.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 10 0.857 0.0 0.0 7.7 7.7 1.00

Standard Batting

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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
1998 24 STL NL 8 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0 /1
1999 25 PHI NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 26 PHI NL 12 19 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .133 .176 .200 .376 -5 3 0 0 2 1 0 1
2001 27 PHI NL 23 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 TOT MLB 68 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 PHI NL 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 TOR AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 29 TOR AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 30 CHW AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 31 CHW AL 68 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 32 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 330 40 33 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 14 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 5 1 0 3 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 20 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 2 0 0 1 0 0
PHI (4 yrs) 61 23 18 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .111 .190 .167 .357 -8 3 0 0 2 1 0
CHW (3 yrs) 152 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (2 yrs) 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 8 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 261 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 69 39 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .167 .125 .292 -23 4 1 0 3 1 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
1998 24 STL NL 8 16 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $170,000 /1
1999 25 PHI NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2000 26 PHI NL 12 19 -3 -0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
2001 27 PHI NL 23 3 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $225,000 1
2002 28 PHI NL 13 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $245,000 1
2002 28 TOR AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
2003 29 TOR AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $845,000 1
2004 30 CHW AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $800,000 1
2005 31 CHW AL 68 1 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.1 1 $1,000,000 1
2006 32 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000 1
9 Seasons 330 40 -6 -0 -0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $4,485,000
PHI (4 yrs) 61 23 -4 -0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $470,000
CHW (3 yrs) 152 1 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,000,000
TOR (2 yrs) 109 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $845,000
STL (1 yr) 8 16 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $170,000

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
2005 31 CHW AL ALDS BOS W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ❍ 31 CHW AL WS HOU W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1998 STL NL 24 P 8 8 0 37.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 1.70 0.88 .961 1.85 1.84 2 2 50% 32% 0
1999 PHI NL 25 P 13 0 0 17.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.02 0.15 .950 1.73 1.71 1 0 0% 29% 0
2000 PHI NL 26 P 12 8 0 59.0 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1.98 1.08 .962 1.74 1.72 3 1 25% 32% 0
2001 PHI NL 27 P 23 0 0 26.0 10 4 4 2 0 .800 2.77 0.35 .959 1.77 1.73 2 1 33% 33% 2
2002 TOT MLB 28 P 68 0 0 73.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.73 0.09 .957 1.72 1.70 8 3 27% 32% 0
2002 PHI NL 28 P 13 0 0 16.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.82 1.81 4 1 20% 32% 0
2002 TOR AL 28 P 55 0 0 57.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.94 0.11 .957 1.70 1.67 4 2 33% 32% 0
2003 TOR AL 29 P 54 0 0 49.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 0.55 0.06 .957 1.73 1.71 5 2 29% 30% 0
2004 CHW AL 30 P 54 0 0 51.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.70 0.07 .948 1.67 1.65 7 2 22% 32% 0
2005 CHW AL 31 P 68 0 0 67.1 8 1 6 1 0 .875 2 6 0.94 0.10 .954 1.70 1.68 6 2 25% 30% 0
2006 CHW AL 32 P 30 0 0 30.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1 7 0.90 0.10 .957 1.56 1.54 3 0 0% 30% 0
9 Seasons P 330 16 0 411.1 57 17 36 4 0 .930 2 2 1.16 0.16 .958 1.72 1.68 37 13 26% 31% 2
9 Seasons TOT 330 16 0 411.1 57 17 36 4 0 .930 2 12 1.16 0.16 .958 1.72 1.68 37 13 26% 31% 2
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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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • 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.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2005 AL  25.04 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2005 AL  3.5 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2005 AL  2.5 (10th)

             

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 (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1195), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (613th), 3.8 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1998 24 St. Louis Cardinals $170,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
2001 27 Philadelphia Phillies $225,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 28 Philadelphia Phillies $245,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 29 Toronto Blue Jays $845,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 30 Chicago White Sox $800,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 31 Chicago White Sox $1,000,000 ?
2006 32 Chicago White Sox $1,200,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,485,000
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.

Name Translations

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Portuguese: Cliff Politte estatísticas

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