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Vern Ruhle    \RULE\

Vernon Gerald Ruhle

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

Born: January 25, 1951 in Coleman, MI
High School: Coleman HS (Coleman, MI)
School: Olivet College (Olivet, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1974 (Age 23.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers/Indians/Angels 1974-1986

Final Game: October 4, 1986 (Age 35.252)
Died: January 20, 2007 in Houston, TX
Cremated
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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
1974 23 DET AL 2 0 1.000 2.73 5 3 1 1 0 0 33.0 35 13 10 1 6 0 10 1 0 0 138 140 3.00 1.242 9.5 0.3 1.6 2.7 1.67
1975 24 DET AL 11 12 .478 4.03 32 31 1 8 3 0 190.0 199 104 85 17 65 6 67 7 1 2 830 99 4.18 1.389 9.4 0.8 3.1 3.2 1.03
1976 25 DET AL 9 12 .429 3.92 32 32 0 5 1 0 199.2 227 99 87 19 59 4 88 4 0 0 865 95 3.93 1.432 10.2 0.9 2.7 4.0 1.49
1977 26 DET AL 3 5 .375 5.70 14 10 1 0 0 0 66.1 83 44 42 9 15 0 27 3 0 4 294 75 4.50 1.477 11.3 1.2 2.0 3.7 1.80
1978 27 HOU NL 3 3 .500 2.12 13 10 1 2 2 0 68.0 57 17 16 0 20 1 27 1 1 1 279 157 2.72 1.132 7.5 0.0 2.6 3.6 1.35
1979 28 HOU NL 2 6 .250 4.07 13 10 0 2 2 0 66.1 64 33 30 9 8 0 33 2 0 2 269 87 3.95 1.085 8.7 1.2 1.1 4.5 4.13
1980 29 HOU NL 12 4 .750 2.37 28 22 1 6 2 0 159.1 148 51 42 7 29 1 55 3 2 0 638 139 3.24 1.111 8.4 0.4 1.6 3.1 1.90
1981 30 HOU NL 4 6 .400 2.91 20 15 3 1 0 1 102.0 97 36 33 6 20 1 39 1 0 0 412 113 3.22 1.147 8.6 0.5 1.8 3.4 1.95
1982 31 HOU NL 9 13 .409 3.93 31 21 3 3 2 1 149.0 169 81 65 12 24 4 56 4 1 0 625 85 3.58 1.295 10.2 0.7 1.4 3.4 2.33
1983 32 HOU NL 8 5 .615 3.69 41 9 11 0 0 3 114.2 107 49 47 13 36 7 43 3 0 1 480 92 4.50 1.247 8.4 1.0 2.8 3.4 1.19
1984 33 HOU NL 1 9 .100 4.58 40 6 11 0 0 2 90.1 112 58 46 5 29 7 60 3 0 2 405 72 3.22 1.561 11.2 0.5 2.9 6.0 2.07
1985 34 CLE AL 2 10 .167 4.32 42 16 7 1 0 3 125.0 139 65 60 16 30 6 54 2 0 2 532 96 4.25 1.352 10.0 1.2 2.2 3.9 1.80
1986 35 CAL AL 1 3 .250 4.15 16 3 5 0 0 1 47.2 46 25 22 5 7 0 23 1 0 1 197 100 3.67 1.112 8.7 0.9 1.3 4.3 3.29
13 Yrs 67 88 .432 3.73 327 188 45 29 12 11 1411.1 1483 675 585 119 348 37 582 35 5 15 5964 97 3.77 1.297 9.5 0.8 2.2 3.7 1.67
162 Game Avg. 9 12 .432 3.73 43 25 6 4 2 1 186 196 89 77 16 46 5 77 5 1 2 787 97 3.77 1.297 9.5 0.8 2.2 3.7 1.67
HOU (7 yrs) 39 46 .459 3.35 186 93 30 14 8 7 749.2 754 325 279 52 166 21 313 17 4 6 3108 100 3.51 1.227 9.1 0.6 2.0 3.8 1.89
DET (4 yrs) 25 29 .463 4.12 83 76 3 14 4 0 489.0 544 260 224 46 145 10 192 15 1 6 2127 95 4.04 1.409 10.0 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.32
CAL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.15 16 3 5 0 0 1 47.2 46 25 22 5 7 0 23 1 0 1 197 100 3.67 1.112 8.7 0.9 1.3 4.3 3.29
CLE (1 yr) 2 10 .167 4.32 42 16 7 1 0 3 125.0 139 65 60 16 30 6 54 2 0 2 532 96 4.25 1.352 10.0 1.2 2.2 3.9 1.80
NL (7 yrs) 39 46 .459 3.35 186 93 30 14 8 7 749.2 754 325 279 52 166 21 313 17 4 6 3108 100 3.51 1.227 9.1 0.6 2.0 3.8 1.89
AL (6 yrs) 28 42 .400 4.16 141 95 15 15 4 4 661.2 729 350 306 67 182 16 269 18 1 9 2856 95 4.06 1.377 9.9 0.9 2.5 3.7 1.48
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
1974 23 DET AL 33.0 5 3 13 3.55 4.09 -0.19 -0.04 104.9 4.44 3 0.4 .9 -0.0 0.7 6 .577 .502
1975 24 DET AL 190.0 32 31 104 4.93 4.35 -0.40 0.13 105.5 5.15 5 0.5 .0 -0.1 2.3 23 .516 .503
1976 25 DET AL 199.2 32 32 99 4.46 3.98 -0.24 0.12 103.9 4.51 2 0.2 -0.1 2.0 18 .506 .501
1977 26 DET AL 66.1 14 10 44 5.97 4.87 -0.10 0.04 106.2 5.33 -5 -0.5 1.9 -0.1 0.1 2 .465 .497
1978 27 HOU NL 68.0 13 10 17 2.25 3.76 -0.30 0.09 101.1 4.20 14 1.7 .6 -0.1 2.3 20 .633 .511
1979 28 HOU NL 66.1 13 10 33 4.48 4.43 0.22 0.12 95.3 4.12 -3 -0.4 .8 -0.0 0.2 3 .473 .498
1980 29 HOU NL 159.1 28 22 51 2.88 3.96 -0.04 0.11 91.6 3.76 15 1.8 .7 -0.1 3.2 29 .563 .511
1981 30 HOU NL 102.0 20 15 36 3.18 4.00 0.17 0.11 93.4 3.69 4 0.5 1.5 -0.1 1.4 14 .526 .503
1982 31 HOU NL 149.0 31 21 81 4.89 4.18 -0.09 0.07 91.3 3.96 -17 -1.8 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -3 .441 .489 $500,000
1983 32 HOU NL 114.2 41 9 49 3.85 4.13 0.23 -0.12 94.1 3.56 -4 -0.5 1.1 -0.2 0.5 6 .489 .497 $500,000
1984 33 HOU NL 90.1 40 6 58 5.78 4.12 -0.14 -0.20 93.7 3.80 -21 -2.2 .9 -0.0 -1.4 -12 .444 .486 $500,000
1985 34 CLE AL 125.0 42 16 65 4.68 4.67 -0.31 -0.02 99.6 4.93 3 0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.4 15 .508 .502 $295,000
1986 35 CAL AL 47.2 16 3 25 4.72 4.60 0.46 -0.20 99.0 3.90 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .472 .497 $60,000
13 Seasons 1411.1 327 188 675 4.30 4.21 -0.11 0.04 98.2 4.29 -8 -0.3 1.0 -1.1 12.0 122 .499 .499 $1,855,000
HOU (7 yrs) 749.2 186 93 325 3.90 4.08 0.01 0.03 93.6 3.84 -12 -0.8 1.0 -0.6 5.6 57 .496 .497 $1,500,000
DET (4 yrs) 489.0 83 76 260 4.79 4.25 -0.28 0.10 104.9 4.86 5 0.6 1.3 -0.4 5.0 49 .507 .501
CAL (1 yr) 47.2 16 3 25 4.72 4.60 0.46 -0.20 99.0 3.90 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .472 .497 $60,000
CLE (1 yr) 125.0 42 16 65 4.68 4.67 -0.31 -0.02 99.6 4.93 3 0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.4 15 .508 .502 $295,000

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
1980 29 HOU NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1.286 10.3 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00
1981 30 HOU NL NLDS L LAD 0 1 .000 2.25 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 29 0.750 4.5 1.1 2.3 1.1 0.50
1986 35 CAL AL ALCS L BOS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 1 .000 3.45 3 2 0 1 0 0 15.2 14 7 6 1 3 1 4 0 0 1 62 1.085 8.0 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.33
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 2.25 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 29 0.750 4.5 1.1 2.3 1.1 0.50
1 NLCS 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1.286 10.3 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00
1 ALCS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1974 23 DET AL 5 138 128 13 35 4 0 1 2 2 6 10 .273 .307 .328 .635 .286 42 2 1 1 2 0 3
1975 24 DET AL 32 830 749 104 199 27 3 17 9 8 65 67 .266 .328 .378 .706 .272 283 18 7 4 5 6 21
1976 25 DET AL 32 865 788 99 227 32 2 19 26 11 59 88 .288 .340 .406 .746 .304 320 15 4 10 3 4 7
1977 26 DET AL 14 294 272 44 83 13 2 9 3 2 15 27 .305 .346 .467 .813 .311 127 7 3 2 2 0 7
1978 27 HOU NL 13 279 255 17 57 11 1 0 6 2 20 27 .224 .282 .275 .556 .249 70 5 1 2 1 1 5
1979 28 HOU NL 13 269 257 33 64 14 2 9 3 2 8 33 .249 .277 .424 .701 .256 109 5 2 2 0 0 3
1980 29 HOU NL 28 638 590 51 148 22 4 7 14 5 29 55 .251 .287 .337 .624 .265 199 19 3 11 5 1 10
1981 30 HOU NL 20 412 388 36 97 15 2 6 6 8 20 39 .250 .288 .345 .633 .265 134 8 1 2 1 1 6
1982 31 HOU NL 31 625 585 81 169 25 8 12 13 9 24 56 .289 .319 .421 .740 .301 246 14 4 8 4 4 11
1983 32 HOU NL 41 480 429 49 107 16 3 13 9 7 36 43 .249 .308 .392 .700 .248 168 7 3 6 6 7 6
1984 33 HOU NL 1 40 405 363 58 112 15 1 5 10 4 29 60 .309 .363 .397 .759 .357 144 12 3 8 2 7 15
1985 34 CLE AL 42 532 492 65 139 16 1 16 9 6 30 54 .283 .324 .417 .741 .289 205 11 2 4 4 6 8
1986 35 CAL AL 16 197 186 25 46 6 0 5 3 0 7 23 .247 .276 .360 .636 .256 67 4 1 1 2 0 4
13 Yrs 1 327 5964 5482 675 1483 216 29 119 113 66 348 582 .271 .316 .386 .702 .283 2114 127 35 61 37 37 106
162 Game Avg. 0 43 787 724 89 196 29 4 16 15 9 46 77 .271 .316 .386 .702 .283 279 17 5 8 5 5 14
MLB Averages .260 .325 .384 .709 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1974 23 DET AL 3.1 0.3 142 -0.1 1.8 -2.0 .81 0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.96 2.6 0 1 1
1975 24 DET AL -3.8 -0.4 849 -1.1 14.2 -15.3 1.04 -0.7 -0.4 -13.4 -1.3 0.95 -7.6 0 0 0
1976 25 DET AL -4.7 -0.5 902 -1.7 14.2 -15.9 .99 -1.0 -0.7 -7.7 -0.8 0.94 -10.4 0 0 0
1977 26 DET AL -8.5 -0.8 303 -0.9 5.5 -6.4 1.07 -1.1 0.2 -6.4 -0.6 0.90 -10.6 1 0 3
1978 27 HOU NL 10.3 1.2 290 1.0 5.0 -4.0 1.01 1.1 -0.1 13.1 1.6 0.92 12.1 0 2 1
1979 28 HOU NL -3.7 -0.4 278 -1.1 4.5 -5.6 .99 0.1 -1.2 -2.4 -0.3 0.89 2.4 1 0 2
1980 29 HOU NL 15.9 1.7 660 2.9 12.5 -9.6 1.04 1.5 1.3 18.7 2.2 0.95 16.2 1 1 4
1981 30 HOU NL 5.0 0.6 426 0.3 7.2 -6.9 .97 0.7 -0.3 6.7 0.8 0.89 7.2 2 2 1
1982 31 HOU NL -14.4 -1.5 654 -1.8 10.6 -12.4 .99 -1.2 -0.6 -16.8 -1.8 0.94 -13.5 2 7 1
1983 32 HOU NL -2.0 -0.2 497 0.6 7.7 -7.2 .98 0.2 0.4 -1.8 -0.2 0.96 -2.6 10 8 12
1984 33 HOU NL -16.5 -1.7 421 -1.5 5.2 -6.7 .82 -1.8 -0.0 -14.9 -1.6 1.02 -17.3 7 11 15
1985 34 CLE AL -1.5 -0.2 549 -1.0 8.9 -9.9 .98 0.1 -1.1 -3.5 -0.3 0.91 0.6 8 4 13
1986 35 CAL AL -0.4 -0.0 202 0.4 2.6 -2.1 .70 0.6 0.0 1.7 0.2 0.91 5.7 2 5 6
13 Yrs -21.1 -1.8 6173 -4.0 100.0 -104.0 .98 -1.4 -2.7 -27.2 -2.2 0.94 -15.2 34 41 59

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
1974 23 DET AL 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 .667 0 1 1 0 1 33% 54.3 69 42 3 0 1 0 4.8 5.1 7.1
1975 24 DET AL 32 31 11 12 8 2 4 14 17 .452 0 3 8 3 15 48% 48.1 87 18 35 9 4 8 4.1 4.7 6.1
1976 25 DET AL 32 32 9 12 11 1 3 14 18 .438 5 3 5 1 18 56% 48.3 75 18 39 18 10 5 4.2 4.0 6.2
1977 26 DET AL 14 10 3 4 3 0 0 4 6 .400 1 2 0 0 3 30% 40.2 66 16 15 7 3 1 3.0 3.3 5.3
1978 27 HOU NL 13 10 3 3 4 0 1 4 6 .400 1 1 2 2 7 70% 57.2 84 29 5 1 1 5 3.3 3.0 6.4
1979 28 HOU NL 13 10 2 5 3 0 2 4 6 .400 1 2 2 2 6 60% 54.2 80 26 0 0 4 2 3.4 3.4 6.2
1980 29 HOU NL 28 22 12 4 6 1 1 13 9 .591 3 4 6 2 14 64% 57.6 81 12 14 6 1 11 3.6 3.7 6.8
1981 30 HOU NL 20 15 4 5 6 1 2 7 8 .467 1 1 1 0 8 53% 53.7 77 36 12 3 1 8 3.6 3.5 6.3
1982 31 HOU NL 31 21 6 13 2 0 5 6 15 .286 1 1 3 2 11 52% 48.0 86 23 21 8 3 11 3.0 3.2 6.0
1983 32 HOU NL 41 9 1 2 6 0 1 3 6 .333 1 3 0 0 4 44% 44.7 73 22 10 3 4 2 3.7 3.9 5.5
1984 33 HOU NL 40 6 1 4 1 0 0 2 4 .333 0 1 0 0 1 17% 35.5 48 22 23 12 3 1 4.0 3.6 4.0
1985 34 CLE AL 42 16 2 7 7 0 2 4 12 .250 1 2 1 0 6 38% 43.4 76 13 35 10 4 5 3.2 3.8 5.1
1986 35 CAL AL 16 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 .333 0 0 0 0 1 33% 37.7 57 27 5 4 0 1 3.8 4.2 4.9
13 Yrs 327 188 57 73 58 6 21 78 110 .415 15 24 29 12 95 51% 49 87 12 217 81 39 60 3.7 3.8 6.0
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 106 -13 4.3 4.2 6.3

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
1974 23 DET AL 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 2 .809 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 17.5
1975 24 DET AL 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.040 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0
1977 26 DET AL 14 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 2 1.072 1 0 3 0 1 3 2 2 4 0 4 0 10.0
1978 27 HOU NL 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1.009 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 4.0
1979 28 HOU NL 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 0 0 8 .993 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 4.0
1980 29 HOU NL 28 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 100% 5 1.044 1 1 4 2 0 4 1 5 4 0 4 0 5.3
1981 30 HOU NL 20 5 3 0 1 2 1 1 50% 3 1 0 0 5 .967 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 5 3 0 3 1 4.8
1982 31 HOU NL 31 10 3 3 0 2 1 1 50% 3 1 10 6 60% 6 .993 2 7 1 4 1 5 5 5 6 3 7 0 6.8
1983 32 HOU NL 41 32 11 7 3 3 3 0 100% 5 2 33 14 42% 7 .984 10 8 12 6 6 20 16 16 23 3 23 4 6.1
1984 33 HOU NL 40 34 11 0 5 2 2 0 100% 4 2 20 4 20% 7 .822 7 11 15 6 5 23 10 24 25 4 26 3 5.9
1985 34 CLE AL 42 26 7 0 3 5 3 2 60% 7 2 34 12 35% 6 .978 8 4 13 8 3 15 18 8 15 6 19 3 5.1
1986 35 CAL AL 16 13 5 0 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 8 4 50% 7 .703 2 5 6 3 2 8 4 9 9 0 9 0 7.6
12 Yrs 295 139 45 10 15 16 11 5 69% 28 12 115 46 40% .978 34 41 59 35 18 86 58 81 94 17 100 11 6.1

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%
1974 23 DET AL 138 48% 0.7% 7.3% 4.4% 3.6% 14% 1.69 86% 30 2 7%
1975 24 DET AL 830 51% 2.1% 8.1% 7.8% 5.7% 24% 1.38 81% 169 18 11%
1976 25 DET AL 865 51% 2.2% 10.2% 6.8% 6.1% 23% 1.25 79% 160 15 9%
1977 26 DET AL 294 51% 3.1% 9.2% 5.1% 8.2% 29% 1.07 81% 50 7 14%
1978 27 HOU NL 279 60% 0.0% 9.7% 7.2% 4.3% 21% 1.05 82% 38 5 13%
1979 28 HOU NL 269 57% 3.4% 12.3% 3.0% 9.3% 39% 1.19 80% 36 5 14%
1980 29 HOU NL 638 50% 1.1% 8.6% 4.6% 5.2% 22% 1.15 84% 117 19 16%
1981 30 HOU NL 412 58% 1.5% 9.5% 4.9% 5.6% 24% 1.26 84% 59 8 14%
1982 31 HOU NL 625 52% 1.9% 9.0% 3.8% 7.2% 27% 1.53 83% 105 14 13%
1983 32 HOU NL 480 54% 2.7% 9.0% 7.5% 6.7% 30% 1.45 79% 66 7 11%
1984 33 HOU NL 405 57% 1.2% 14.8% 7.2% 5.2% 19% 1.50 74% 93 12 13%
1985 34 CLE AL 532 48% 3.0% 10.2% 5.6% 6.2% 24% 1.17 80% 96 11 11%
1986 35 CAL AL 197 53% 2.5% 11.7% 3.6% 5.6% 24% 1.45 81% 32 4 13%
13 Yrs 5964 53% 2.0% 9.8% 5.8% 6.1% 25% 1.30 81% 1051 127 12%
MLB Averages 43% 2.0% 13.3% 8.5% 6.5% 28% 1.09 75% 11%

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
1974 23 DET AL 138 35 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 10 8 1 80% 3 0 0 56 2 2 50% 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
1975 24 DET AL 830 199 17 0 21 10 7 8 9 33 27 1 82% 21 2 0 319 9 8 53% 8 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
1976 25 DET AL 865 227 19 0 16 10 9 11 8 36 15 6 42% 7 0 1 322 26 11 70% 24 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 7 0
1977 26 DET AL 294 83 9 0 2 4 5 6 3 15 10 0 67% 7 4 0 111 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1978 27 HOU NL 279 57 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 5 3 38% 5 1 0 100 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1979 28 HOU NL 269 64 9 1 3 7 2 4 5 7 6 1 86% 3 2 1 92 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
1980 29 HOU NL 638 148 7 0 7 3 4 4 3 34 16 1 47% 10 0 0 230 14 5 74% 12 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 7 0
1981 30 HOU NL 412 97 6 0 3 3 3 1 5 12 6 0 50% 6 0 0 130 6 8 43% 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1982 31 HOU NL 625 169 12 0 7 9 3 4 8 32 17 2 53% 11 0 2 228 13 9 59% 13 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
1983 32 HOU NL 480 107 13 0 16 9 4 1 12 28 15 2 54% 6 1 1 149 9 7 56% 8 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 9 0
1984 33 HOU NL 404 112 5 0 10 3 2 2 3 29 18 2 62% 15 2 0 168 10 4 71% 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1985 34 CLE AL 532 139 16 0 8 9 7 9 7 30 20 4 67% 8 2 1 183 9 6 60% 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1986 35 CAL AL 197 46 5 1 4 3 2 5 0 12 8 2 67% 4 1 1 70 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
13 Yrs 5963 1483 119 2 102 70 49 55 64 291 171 25 59% 106 15 7 2158 113 66 63% 105 57 7 3 1 6 2 1 77 1
MLB Averages 53% 66%

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+
1974 23 2 0 1.000 2.73 5 3 1 1 0 0 33.0 35 13 10 1 6 0 10 1 0 0 138 140 1.242 9.5 0.3 1.6 2.7 1.67 140
1975 24 13 12 .520 3.83 37 34 2 9 3 0 223.0 234 117 95 18 71 6 77 8 1 2 968 103 1.368 9.4 0.7 2.9 3.1 1.08 103
1976 25 22 24 .478 3.88 69 66 2 14 4 0 422.2 461 216 182 37 130 10 165 12 1 2 1833 99 1.398 9.8 0.8 2.8 3.5 1.27 99
1977 26 25 29 .463 4.12 83 76 3 14 4 0 489.0 544 260 224 46 145 10 192 15 1 6 2127 95 1.409 10.0 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.32 95
1978 27 28 32 .467 3.88 96 86 4 16 6 0 557.0 601 277 240 46 165 11 219 16 2 7 2406 99 1.375 9.7 0.7 2.7 3.5 1.33 99
1979 28 30 38 .441 3.90 109 96 4 18 8 0 623.1 665 310 270 55 173 11 252 18 2 9 2675 97 1.344 9.6 0.8 2.5 3.6 1.46 97
1980 29 42 42 .500 3.59 137 118 5 24 10 0 782.2 813 361 312 62 202 12 307 21 4 9 3313 103 1.297 9.3 0.7 2.3 3.5 1.52 103
1981 30 46 48 .489 3.51 157 133 8 25 10 1 884.2 910 397 345 68 222 13 346 22 4 9 3725 104 1.280 9.3 0.7 2.3 3.5 1.56 104
1982 31 55 61 .474 3.57 188 154 11 28 12 2 1033.2 1079 478 410 80 246 17 402 26 5 9 4350 101 1.282 9.4 0.7 2.1 3.5 1.63 101
1983 32 63 66 .488 3.58 229 163 22 28 12 5 1148.1 1186 527 457 93 282 24 445 29 5 10 4830 100 1.278 9.3 0.7 2.2 3.5 1.58 100
1984 33 64 75 .460 3.65 269 169 33 28 12 7 1238.2 1298 585 503 98 311 31 505 32 5 12 5235 98 1.299 9.4 0.7 2.3 3.7 1.62 98
1985 34 66 85 .437 3.72 311 185 40 29 12 10 1363.2 1437 650 563 114 341 37 559 34 5 14 5767 97 1.304 9.5 0.8 2.3 3.7 1.64 97
1986 35 67 88 .432 3.73 327 188 45 29 12 11 1411.1 1483 675 585 119 348 37 582 35 5 15 5964 97 1.297 9.5 0.8 2.2 3.7 1.67 97

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
1974 23 2 2 .500 3.27 33.0 36 13 12 1 6 10 1 1.273 9.8 1.6 2.7 1.67 0.3 5
1975 24 10 11 .476 4.34 191.0 199 102 92 17 65 67 7 1.382 9.4 3.1 3.2 1.03 0.8 32
1976 25 11 11 .500 4.21 201.0 239 104 94 20 62 89 4 1.498 10.7 2.8 4.0 1.44 0.9 32
1977 26 3 4 .429 5.05 66.0 81 41 37 9 15 27 3 1.455 11.0 2.0 3.7 1.80 1.2 14
1978 27 5 3 .625 2.38 68.0 64 20 18 0 22 27 1 1.265 8.5 2.9 3.6 1.23 0.0 13
1979 28 3 4 .429 4.50 66.0 68 37 33 10 8 33 2 1.152 9.3 1.1 4.5 4.13 1.4 13
1980 29 10 8 .556 3.11 159.0 168 61 55 8 33 55 3 1.264 9.5 1.9 3.1 1.67 0.5 28
1981 30 9 8 .529 3.39 154.0 165 65 58 10 34 59 2 1.292 9.6 2.0 3.4 1.74 0.6 20
1982 31 7 10 .412 5.19 149.0 190 96 86 13 27 56 4 1.456 11.5 1.6 3.4 2.07 0.8 31
1983 32 7 6 .538 3.91 115.0 117 56 50 14 39 43 3 1.357 9.2 3.1 3.4 1.10 1.1 41
1984 33 4 6 .400 6.20 90.0 126 69 62 6 33 60 3 1.767 12.6 3.3 6.0 1.82 0.6 40
1985 34 7 7 .500 4.10 125.0 138 63 57 16 30 54 2 1.344 9.9 2.2 3.9 1.80 1.2 42
1986 35 2 3 .400 4.13 48.0 45 24 22 5 7 23 1 1.083 8.4 1.3 4.3 3.29 0.9 16
13 Yrs 80 83 .491 4.15 1465.0 1636 751 676 129 381 603 36 1.377 10.1 3.7 1.58 0.8 327



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1980 NL  .750 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  2.219 (169th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1975 AL  3 (9th)
1982 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1976 AL  19 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1982 NL  13 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1975 AL  7 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1980 NL  2.9 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1980 NL  2.2 (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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (715th), 12.9 career WAR/14.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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