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Jim Ray

James Francis Ray (Sting)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 1, 1944 in Rock Hill, SC
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1965 (Age 20.289)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers 1965-1974

Final Game: September 30, 1974 (Age 29.303)
Died: May 26, 2005 in Margate, FL
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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
1965 20 HOU NL 0 2 .000 10.57 3 2 1 0 0 0 7.2 11 9 9 1 6 0 7 0 0 0 38 33 4.73 2.217 12.9 1.2 7.0 8.2 1.17
1966 21 HOU NL 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0.00
1968 23 HOU NL 2 3 .400 2.67 41 2 14 1 0 1 81.0 65 26 24 5 25 8 71 1 1 1 333 112 2.40 1.111 7.2 0.6 2.8 7.9 2.84
1969 24 HOU NL 8 2 .800 3.91 40 13 4 0 0 0 115.0 105 55 50 11 48 4 115 2 0 4 489 90 3.06 1.330 8.2 0.9 3.8 9.0 2.40
1970 25 HOU NL 6 3 .667 3.26 52 2 16 0 0 5 105.0 97 39 38 13 49 2 67 0 1 3 443 120 4.37 1.390 8.3 1.1 4.2 5.7 1.37
1971 26 HOU NL 10 4 .714 2.12 47 1 21 0 0 3 97.2 72 27 23 3 31 5 46 2 1 5 382 160 2.92 1.055 6.6 0.3 2.9 4.2 1.48
1972 27 HOU NL 10 9 .526 4.28 54 0 25 0 0 8 90.1 77 50 43 10 44 6 50 3 0 4 393 79 4.29 1.339 7.7 1.0 4.4 5.0 1.14
1973 28 HOU NL 6 4 .600 4.43 42 0 15 0 0 6 69.0 65 37 34 5 38 8 25 3 0 2 306 82 4.57 1.493 8.5 0.7 5.0 3.3 0.66
1974 29 DET AL 1 3 .250 4.47 28 0 19 0 0 2 52.1 49 27 26 4 29 4 26 1 0 2 229 85 4.30 1.490 8.4 0.7 5.0 4.5 0.90
9 Yrs 43 30 .589 3.61 308 20 115 1 0 25 618.0 541 271 248 52 271 37 407 12 3 21 2614 97 3.65 1.314 7.9 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.50
162 Game Avg. 9 6 .589 3.61 64 4 24 0 0 5 128 112 56 51 11 56 8 84 2 1 4 542 97 3.65 1.314 7.9 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.50
HOU (8 yrs) 42 27 .609 3.53 280 20 96 1 0 23 565.2 492 244 222 48 242 33 381 11 3 19 2385 99 3.59 1.298 7.8 0.8 3.9 6.1 1.57
DET (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.47 28 0 19 0 0 2 52.1 49 27 26 4 29 4 26 1 0 2 229 85 4.30 1.490 8.4 0.7 5.0 4.5 0.90
NL (8 yrs) 42 27 .609 3.53 280 20 96 1 0 23 565.2 492 244 222 48 242 33 381 11 3 19 2385 99 3.59 1.298 7.8 0.8 3.9 6.1 1.57
AL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.47 28 0 19 0 0 2 52.1 49 27 26 4 29 4 26 1 0 2 229 85 4.30 1.490 8.4 0.7 5.0 4.5 0.90
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
1965 20 HOU NL 7.2 3 2 9 10.57 3.97 -0.40 0.04 109.3 4.82 -5 -0.5 .0 0.0 -0.4 -4 .343 .497
1966 21 HOU NL 0.0 1 0 1 104.0 .1 0.0
1968 23 HOU NL 81.0 41 2 26 2.89 3.38 -0.58 -0.12 100.7 3.86 8 1.0 1.3 0.0 1.8 15 .524 .506
1969 24 HOU NL 115.0 40 13 55 4.30 4.15 -0.42 -0.02 98.7 4.49 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 1.1 12 .503 .501
1970 25 HOU NL 105.0 52 2 39 3.34 4.61 -0.36 -0.16 98.5 4.73 15 1.6 1.8 0.4 3.0 26 .530 .510
1971 26 HOU NL 97.2 47 1 27 2.49 4.03 -0.02 -0.16 97.7 3.80 13 1.6 1.3 0.0 2.5 22 .533 .510
1972 27 HOU NL 90.1 54 0 50 4.98 3.99 -0.44 -0.17 96.4 4.10 -10 -1.2 1.7 -0.6 -1.0 -2 .479 .493
1973 28 HOU NL 69.0 42 0 37 4.83 4.16 0.00 -0.34 101.6 3.88 -7 -0.8 1.5 -0.3 -0.5 -2 .481 .495 $46,000
1974 29 DET AL 52.1 28 0 27 4.64 4.17 -0.16 -0.35 105.4 4.20 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.2 2 .490 .498 $46,000
9 Seasons 618.0 308 20 271 3.95 4.09 -0.30 -0.17 99.5 4.19 12 1.6 1.4 -0.7 6.8 69 .503 .500 $92,000
HOU (8 yrs) 565.2 280 20 244 3.88 4.08 -0.31 -0.15 98.9 4.19 15 1.8 1.5 -0.6 6.6 67 .505 .501 $46,000
DET (1 yr) 52.1 28 0 27 4.64 4.17 -0.16 -0.35 105.4 4.20 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.2 2 .490 .498 $46,000

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1965 20 HOU NL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1966 21 HOU NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1968 23 HOU NL 42 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 .067 .067 .133 -59 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
1969 24 HOU NL 40 30 26 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .115 .148 .115 .264 -24 3 1 1 3 0 0 1
1970 25 HOU NL 52 27 27 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 .185 .185 .185 .370 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 1
1971 26 HOU NL 47 20 18 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .167 .250 .167 .417 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 27 HOU NL 54 17 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .063 .063 .063 .125 -64 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1973 28 HOU NL 42 15 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .231 .231 .462 29 3 1 0 2 0 0 1
1974 29 DET AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 309 127 117 4 16 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 43 .137 .158 .137 .295 -15 16 5 1 7 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 67 61 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 23 .137 .158 .137 .295 -15 8 3 1 4 0 0
HOU (8 yrs) 281 127 117 4 16 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 43 .137 .158 .137 .295 -15 16 5 1 7 0 0
DET (1 yr) 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 281 127 117 4 16 0 0 0 6 0 1 2 43 .137 .158 .137 .295 -15 16 5 1 7 0 0
AL (1 yr) 28 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
1965 20 HOU NL 3 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1966 21 HOU NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1968 23 HOU NL 42 16 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 1
1969 24 HOU NL 40 30 -4 -0 -0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1970 25 HOU NL 52 27 -4 -1 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 1
1971 26 HOU NL 47 20 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1972 27 HOU NL 54 17 -3 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 1
1973 28 HOU NL 42 15 -1 -0 -0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $46,000 1
1974 29 DET AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $46,000 1
9 Seasons 309 127 -17 -1 -1 0 15 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .498 .500 -0.5 0.3 -4 $92,000
HOU (8 yrs) 281 127 -17 -1 -1 0 15 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .498 .499 -0.5 0.2 -5 $46,000
DET (1 yr) 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $46,000

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1965 HOU NL 20 P 3 2 0 7.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.52 1.00 .957 2.11 2.07 1 2 67% 36% 1
1966 HOU NL 21 P 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0 0 0
1968 HOU NL 23 P 41 2 1 81.0 12 2 9 1 0 .917 1.22 0.27 .958 2.01 2.02 6 2 25% 40% 0
1969 HOU NL 24 P 40 13 0 115.0 16 5 11 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.40 .958 1.95 1.94 12 8 40% 40% 0
1970 HOU NL 25 P 52 2 0 105.0 22 4 17 1 1 .955 1.80 0.40 .951 1.85 1.84 4 5 56% 33% 0
1971 HOU NL 26 P 47 1 0 97.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.83 0.19 .954 1.90 1.90 5 3 38% 35% 0
1972 HOU NL 27 P 54 0 0 90.1 12 6 6 0 0 1.000 1.20 0.22 .950 1.78 1.78 4 0 0% 37% 0
1973 HOU NL 28 P 42 0 0 69.0 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.70 0.31 .950 1.88 1.88 5 2 29% 36% 0
1974 DET AL 29 P 28 0 0 52.1 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.89 0.39 .947 1.81 1.80 4 2 33% 38% 0
9 Seasons P 308 20 1 618.0 98 26 70 2 1 .980 1.40 0.31 .953 1.89 1.88 41 24 37% 37% 1
9 Seasons TOT 308 20 1 618.0 98 26 70 2 1 .980 1.40 0.31 .953 1.89 1.88 41 24 37% 37% 1
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Games Played s c a p y
1972 NL  54 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1971 NL  18.75 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.3 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.1 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1972 NL  54 (5th)

                           

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1788), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (575), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (413th), 6.3 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.1 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
1973 28 Houston Astros $46,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 29 Detroit Tigers $46,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$92,000
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.

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