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Eric Rasmussen

Eric Ralph Rasmussen
Born Harold Ralph Rasmussen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: March 22, 1952 in Racine, WI
Schools: Indian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 32nd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 21, 1975 (Age 23.121, 11,268th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres/Royals 1975-1983

Last Game: October 2, 1983 (Age 31.194)
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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
1975 23 STL NL 5 5 .500 3.78 14 13 0 2 1 0 81.0 86 44 34 8 20 2 59 0 0 1 348 101 3.15 1.309 9.6 0.9 2.2 6.6 2.95
1976 24 STL NL 6 12 .333 3.53 43 17 9 2 1 0 150.1 139 67 59 10 54 6 76 2 1 6 631 101 3.60 1.284 8.3 0.6 3.2 4.5 1.41
1977 25 STL NL 11 17 .393 3.48 34 34 0 11 3 0 233.0 223 103 90 24 63 7 120 5 2 2 962 112 3.92 1.227 8.6 0.9 2.4 4.6 1.90
1978 26 TOT NL 14 15 .483 4.09 37 34 0 5 3 0 206.2 215 104 94 20 63 8 91 1 6 3 868 83 3.89 1.345 9.4 0.9 2.7 4.0 1.44
1978 26 STL NL 2 5 .286 4.18 10 10 0 2 1 0 60.1 61 32 28 4 20 2 32 0 2 2 255 85 3.38 1.343 9.1 0.6 3.0 4.8 1.60
1978 26 SDP NL 12 10 .545 4.06 27 24 0 3 2 0 146.1 154 72 66 16 43 6 59 1 4 1 613 81 4.10 1.346 9.5 1.0 2.6 3.6 1.37
1979 27 SDP NL 6 9 .400 3.27 45 20 11 5 3 3 156.2 142 59 57 9 42 6 54 0 4 0 643 108 3.59 1.174 8.2 0.5 2.4 3.1 1.29
1980 28 SDP NL 4 11 .267 4.37 40 14 12 0 0 1 111.1 130 60 54 9 33 6 50 3 1 1 488 79 3.87 1.464 10.5 0.7 2.7 4.0 1.52
1982 30 STL NL 1 2 .333 4.42 8 3 1 0 0 0 18.1 21 13 9 2 8 4 15 0 0 0 83 84 3.81 1.582 10.3 1.0 3.9 7.4 1.88
1983 31 TOT MLB 3 6 .333 5.67 17 9 6 2 1 1 60.1 77 39 38 5 26 2 24 0 0 2 276 72 4.33 1.707 11.5 0.7 3.9 3.6 0.92
1983 31 STL NL 0 0 11.74 6 0 5 0 0 1 7.2 16 11 10 1 4 2 6 0 0 2 40 33 4.45 2.609 18.8 1.2 4.7 7.0 1.50
1983 31 KCR AL 3 6 .333 4.78 11 9 1 2 1 0 52.2 61 28 28 4 22 0 18 0 0 0 236 86 4.31 1.576 10.4 0.7 3.8 3.1 0.82
8 Yrs 50 77 .394 3.85 238 144 39 27 12 5 1017.2 1033 489 435 87 309 41 489 11 14 15 4299 94 3.77 1.319 9.1 0.8 2.7 4.3 1.58
162 Game Avg. 9 14 .394 3.85 42 26 7 5 2 1 181 184 87 77 15 55 7 87 2 2 3 765 94 3.77 1.319 9.1 0.8 2.7 4.3 1.58
STL (6 yrs) 25 41 .379 3.76 115 77 15 17 6 1 550.2 546 270 230 49 169 23 308 7 5 13 2319 99 3.67 1.298 8.9 0.8 2.8 5.0 1.82
SDP (3 yrs) 22 30 .423 3.84 112 58 23 8 5 4 414.1 426 191 177 34 118 18 163 4 9 2 1744 89 3.85 1.313 9.3 0.7 2.6 3.5 1.38
KCR (1 yr) 3 6 .333 4.78 11 9 1 2 1 0 52.2 61 28 28 4 22 0 18 0 0 0 236 86 4.31 1.576 10.4 0.7 3.8 3.1 0.82
NL (8 yrs) 47 71 .398 3.80 227 135 38 25 11 5 965.0 972 461 407 83 287 41 471 11 14 15 4063 95 3.75 1.305 9.1 0.8 2.7 4.4 1.64
AL (1 yr) 3 6 .333 4.78 11 9 1 2 1 0 52.2 61 28 28 4 22 0 18 0 0 0 236 86 4.31 1.576 10.4 0.7 3.8 3.1 0.82
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
1975 23 STL NL 81.0 14 13 44 4.89 4.18 -0.21 0.13 104.3 4.70 -2 -0.3 .1 -0.0 0.4 5 .482 .498
1976 24 STL NL 150.1 43 17 67 4.01 4.06 -0.03 -0.00 102.2 4.18 1 0.1 1.4 -0.1 1.4 15 .503 .501
1977 25 STL NL 233.0 34 34 103 3.98 4.35 0.21 0.15 99.7 4.28 6 0.7 -0.1 2.6 28 .520 .504
1978 26 STL NL 60.1 10 10 32 4.77 4.12 -0.09 0.13 98.0 4.25 -4 -0.4 -0.0 0.1 1 .455 .497
1978 26 SDP NL 146.1 27 24 72 4.43 3.97 -0.22 0.11 95.2 4.10 -7 -0.8 .6 -0.1 0.5 6 .472 .495
1979 27 SDP NL 156.2 45 20 59 3.39 4.26 0.10 0.03 95.2 3.99 9 1.0 1.2 -0.1 2.3 23 .522 .506
1980 28 SDP NL 111.1 40 14 60 4.85 4.04 0.03 -0.05 94.8 3.76 -14 -1.5 1.1 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .462 .491
1982 30 STL NL 18.1 8 3 13 6.38 4.01 0.31 -0.01 102.6 3.79 -5 -0.6 1.8 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .428 .496
1983 31 STL NL 7.2 6 0 11 12.91 4.11 0.03 -0.32 98.4 3.70 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .371 .495
1983 31 KCR AL 52.2 11 9 28 4.78 4.41 -0.16 0.13 100.2 4.71 -1 -0.1 .1 -0.0 0.4 4 .495 .500
8 Seasons 1017.2 238 144 489 4.32 4.17 0.00 0.07 98.5 4.18 -25 -2.6 1.2 -0.7 5.8 67 .489 .499
STL (6 yrs) 550.2 115 77 270 4.41 4.20 0.05 0.09 100.9 4.29 -12 -1.2 1.4 -0.4 3.2 38 .489 .501
SDP (3 yrs) 414.1 112 58 191 4.15 4.10 -0.03 0.03 95.1 3.96 -12 -1.3 1.1 -0.3 2.2 25 .488 .498
KCR (1 yr) 52.2 11 9 28 4.78 4.41 -0.16 0.13 100.2 4.71 -1 -0.1 .1 -0.0 0.4 4 .495 .500

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
1975 23 STL NL 14 28 26 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 .154 .185 .154 .339 -6 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1976 24 STL NL 43 44 38 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .105 .150 .132 .282 -20 5 1 0 4 0 0 1
1977 25 STL NL 34 83 72 4 10 5 0 0 3 0 0 5 27 .139 .195 .208 .403 9 15 0 0 6 0 0 1
1978 26 TOT NL 37 74 64 1 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 .141 .141 .141 .281 -19 9 0 0 10 0 0 1
1978 26 STL NL 10 20 18 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .111 .111 .111 .222 -37 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1978 26 SDP NL 27 54 46 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .152 .152 .152 .304 -11 7 0 0 8 0 0 1
1979 27 SDP NL 46 45 36 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .056 .128 .056 .184 -46 2 0 0 6 0 0 1
1980 28 SDP NL 40 27 21 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .095 .095 .190 .286 -20 4 0 0 6 0 0 1
1982 30 STL NL 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -24 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1983 31 TOT MLB 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 31 STL NL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 31 KCR AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 239 306 260 7 31 8 0 0 10 0 0 12 84 .119 .158 .150 .308 -13 39 1 0 34 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 207 176 5 21 5 0 0 7 0 0 8 57 .119 .158 .150 .308 -13 26 1 0 23 0 0
STL (6 yrs) 115 180 157 6 20 6 0 0 9 0 0 9 59 .127 .175 .166 .340 -6 26 1 0 14 0 0
SDP (3 yrs) 113 126 103 1 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 25 .107 .132 .126 .258 -25 13 0 0 20 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 228 306 260 7 31 8 0 0 10 0 0 12 84 .119 .158 .150 .308 -13 39 1 0 34 0 0
AL (1 yr) 11 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
1975 23 STL NL 14 28 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 24 STL NL 43 44 -6 -0 -0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1977 25 STL NL 34 83 -10 0 1 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1978 26 STL NL 10 20 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1978 26 SDP NL 27 54 -7 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1979 27 SDP NL 46 45 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1980 28 SDP NL 40 27 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1982 30 STL NL 8 5 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 31 STL NL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 31 KCR AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 239 306 -42 -0 1 0 37 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .497 .499 -0.7 0.1 -6
STL (6 yrs) 115 180 -24 -0 1 0 21 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 0.1 -2
SDP (3 yrs) 113 126 -19 -0 0 0 15 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.4 0.1 -4
KCR (1 yr) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1975 STL NL 23 P 14 13 2 81.0 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.44 0.93 .946 1.86 1.86 6 3 33% 32% 0
1976 STL NL 24 P 43 17 2 150.1 50 15 34 1 2 .980 2.93 1.14 .950 1.88 1.87 13 11 46% 33% 2
1977 STL NL 25 P 34 34 11 233.0 39 8 30 1 4 .974 1.47 1.12 .950 1.85 1.85 33 8 20% 35% 2
1978 TOT NL 26 P 37 34 5 206.2 53 14 37 2 3 .962 2.22 1.38 .951 1.91 1.89 23 12 34% 32% 2
1978 STL NL 26 P 10 10 2 60.1 13 3 9 1 2 .923 1.79 1.20 .951 1.91 1.89 6 5 45% 32% 0
1978 SDP NL 26 P 27 24 3 146.1 40 11 28 1 1 .975 2.40 1.44 .951 1.91 1.89 17 7 29% 32% 2
1979 SDP NL 27 P 45 20 5 156.2 31 6 24 1 1 .968 1.72 0.67 .951 1.80 1.80 8 2 20% 34% 0
1980 SDP NL 28 P 40 14 0 111.1 25 8 15 2 2 .920 1.86 0.58 .952 1.91 1.91 15 4 21% 31% 1
1982 STL NL 30 P 8 3 0 18.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.96 0.50 .952 1.96 1.98 2 1 33% 32% 0
1983 TOT MLB 31 P 17 9 2 60.1 10 2 8 0 2 1.000 1.49 0.59 .957 1.80 1.83 3 2 40% 33% 0
1983 STL NL 31 P 6 0 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.17 0.17 .950 1.88 1.92 0 1 100% 33% 0
1983 KCR AL 31 P 11 9 2 52.2 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 1.54 0.82 .958 1.79 1.78 3 1 25% 33% 0
8 Seasons P 238 144 27 1017.2 225 55 163 7 14 .969 1.93 0.92 .951 1.86 1.86 103 43 29% 33% 7
8 Seasons TOT 238 144 27 1017.2 225 55 163 7 14 .969 1.93 0.92 .951 1.86 1.86 103 43 29% 33% 7
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1977 NL  2.434 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1977 NL  233.0 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1977 NL  11 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1977 NL  3 (4th)
1978 NL  3 (6th)
1979 NL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1977 NL  24 (9th)
1978 NL  20 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1977 NL  17 (4th)
1978 NL  15 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  94 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1187th), 5.1 career WAR/5.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.5 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: Eric Eric erik Ralph Rasmussen

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