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Denny Riddleberger

Dennis Michael Riddleberger

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 22, 1945 in Clifton Forge, VA
High School: Churchland HS (Portsmouth, VA)
School: Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1970 (Age 24.297)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Indians 1970-1972

Final Game: September 24, 1972 (Age 26.307)
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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
1970 24 WSA AL 0 0 0.96 8 0 5 0 0 0 9.1 7 2 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 35 383 3.60 0.964 6.8 1.0 1.9 4.8 2.50
1971 25 WSA AL 3 1 .750 3.23 57 0 18 0 0 1 69.2 67 27 25 9 32 7 56 1 0 2 296 103 3.94 1.421 8.7 1.2 4.1 7.2 1.75
1972 26 CLE AL 1 3 .250 2.50 38 0 10 0 0 0 54.0 45 23 15 5 22 3 34 2 0 2 220 130 3.68 1.241 7.5 0.8 3.7 5.7 1.55
3 Yrs 4 4 .500 2.77 103 0 33 0 0 1 133.0 119 52 41 15 56 10 95 3 0 4 551 120 3.81 1.316 8.1 1.0 3.8 6.4 1.70
162 Game Avg. 3 3 .500 2.77 68 0 22 0 0 1 88 79 34 27 10 37 7 63 2 0 3 364 120 3.81 1.316 8.1 1.0 3.8 6.4 1.70
WSA (2 yrs) 3 1 .750 2.96 65 0 23 0 0 1 79.0 74 29 26 10 34 7 61 1 0 2 331 113 3.90 1.367 8.4 1.1 3.9 6.9 1.79
CLE (1 yr) 1 3 .250 2.50 38 0 10 0 0 0 54.0 45 23 15 5 22 3 34 2 0 2 220 130 3.68 1.241 7.5 0.8 3.7 5.7 1.55
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
1970 24 WSA AL 9.1 8 0 2 1.93 4.58 0.24 -0.19 95.7 3.98 2 0.2 .3 -0.1 0.2 3 .531 .502 $7,200
1971 25 WSA AL 69.2 57 0 27 3.49 4.12 -0.16 -0.18 96.8 3.96 4 0.4 .8 -0.2 0.9 9 .507 .503 $9,000
1972 26 CLE AL 54.0 38 0 23 3.83 3.60 0.29 -0.16 105.5 3.33 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.0 0.2 1 .491 .498 $9,000
3 Seasons 133.0 103 0 52 3.52 3.94 0.05 -0.17 100.2 3.71 3 0.3 .8 -0.3 1.3 13 .503 .501 $25,200
WSA (2 yrs) 79.0 65 0 29 3.30 4.17 -0.11 -0.18 96.6 3.96 6 0.7 .8 -0.3 1.2 12 .510 .502 $16,200
CLE (1 yr) 54.0 38 0 23 3.83 3.60 0.29 -0.16 105.5 3.33 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.0 0.2 1 .491 .498 $9,000

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
1970 24 WSA AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1971 25 WSA AL 57 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1972 26 CLE AL 38 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs 103 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .200 .000 .200 -37 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 16 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .200 .000 .200 -37 0 0 0 0 0 0
WSA (2 yrs) 65 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 38 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1970 24 WSA AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $7,200 /1
1971 25 WSA AL 57 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000 1
1972 26 CLE AL 38 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $9,000 1
3 Seasons 103 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $25,200
WSA (2 yrs) 65 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $16,200
CLE (1 yr) 38 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $9,000

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
1970 WSA AL 24 P 8 0 0 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.83 1.85 0 0 0
1971 WSA AL 25 P 57 0 0 69.2 14 6 8 0 1 1.000 1.81 0.25 .958 1.98 1.97 3 1 25% 39% 1
1972 CLE AL 26 P 38 0 0 54.0 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.24 .950 1.87 1.85 0 2 100% 38% 1
3 Seasons P 103 0 0 133.0 23 6 17 0 1 1.000 1.56 0.22 .955 1.92 1.92 3 3 50% 39% 2
3 Seasons TOT 103 0 0 133.0 23 6 17 0 1 1.000 1.56 0.22 .955 1.92 1.92 3 3 50% 39% 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.
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

Games Played s c a p y
1971 AL  57 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1971 AL  57 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1235th), 1.3 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 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
1970 24 Washington Senators $7,200 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 25 Washington Senators $9,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 26 Cleveland Indians $9,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,200
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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