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Bret Saberhagen    \SAY-ber-HAY-gen\

Bret William Saberhagen (Sabes)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, IL
High School: Grover Cleveland HS (Reseda, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed July 26, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1984 (Age 19.359)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Mets/RedSox/Rockies 1984-2001
Agents: Dennis Gilbert,??? Cohen?,??? Schneider [*]
Final Game: August 7, 2001 (Age 37.118)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #62. Rick Reuschel… #63. Dave Stieb… #64. Hal Newhouser… #65. BRET SABERHAGEN… #66. Babe Adams… #67. Jack Quinn… #68. Eddie Cicotte… 

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
1984 20 KCR AL 10 11 .476 3.48 38 18 9 2 1 1 157.2 138 71 61 13 36 4 73 2 1 7 634 115 3.64 1.104 7.9 0.7 2.1 4.2 2.03
1985 21 KCR AL 20 6 .769 2.87 32 32 0 10 1 0 235.1 211 79 75 19 38 1 158 1 3 1 931 143 2.89 1.058 8.1 0.7 1.5 6.0 4.16 CYA-1,MVP-10
1986 22 KCR AL 7 12 .368 4.15 30 25 4 4 2 0 156.0 165 77 72 15 29 1 112 2 1 1 652 102 3.18 1.244 9.5 0.9 1.7 6.5 3.86
1987 ★ 23 KCR AL 18 10 .643 3.36 33 33 0 15 4 0 257.0 246 99 96 27 53 2 163 6 1 6 1048 136 3.66 1.163 8.6 0.9 1.9 5.7 3.08 AS
1988 24 KCR AL 14 16 .467 3.80 35 35 0 9 0 0 260.2 271 122 110 18 59 5 171 4 0 9 1089 106 3.08 1.266 9.4 0.6 2.0 5.9 2.90
1989 25 KCR AL 23 6 .793 2.16 36 35 0 12 4 0 262.1 209 74 63 13 43 6 193 2 1 8 1021 180 2.45 0.961 7.2 0.4 1.5 6.6 4.49 CYA-1,MVP-8,GG
1990 ★ 26 KCR AL 5 9 .357 3.27 20 20 0 5 0 0 135.0 146 52 49 9 28 1 87 1 0 1 561 118 3.03 1.289 9.7 0.6 1.9 5.8 3.11 AS
1991 27 KCR AL 13 8 .619 3.07 28 28 0 7 2 0 196.1 165 76 67 12 45 5 136 9 1 8 789 135 3.09 1.070 7.6 0.6 2.1 6.2 3.02
1992 28 NYM NL 3 5 .375 3.50 17 15 0 1 1 0 97.2 84 39 38 6 27 1 81 4 2 1 397 101 2.88 1.137 7.7 0.6 2.5 7.5 3.00
1993 29 NYM NL 7 7 .500 3.29 19 19 0 4 1 0 139.1 131 55 51 11 17 4 93 3 2 2 556 122 3.11 1.062 8.5 0.7 1.1 6.0 5.47
1994 ★ 30 NYM NL 14 4 .778 2.74 24 24 0 4 0 0 177.1 169 58 54 13 13 0 143 4 0 0 696 153 2.76 1.026 8.6 0.7 0.7 7.3 11.00 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
1995 31 TOT NL 7 6 .538 4.18 25 25 0 3 0 0 153.0 165 78 71 21 33 3 100 10 0 3 658 106 4.42 1.294 9.7 1.2 1.9 5.9 3.03
1995 31 NYM NL 5 5 .500 3.35 16 16 0 3 0 0 110.0 105 45 41 13 20 2 71 5 0 2 452 120 4.03 1.136 8.6 1.1 1.6 5.8 3.55
1995 31 COL NL 2 1 .667 6.28 9 9 0 0 0 0 43.0 60 33 30 8 13 1 29 5 0 1 206 86 5.43 1.698 12.6 1.7 2.7 6.1 2.23
1996 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1997 33 BOS AL 0 1 .000 6.58 6 6 0 0 0 0 26.0 30 20 19 5 10 0 14 2 0 1 120 72 5.92 1.538 10.4 1.7 3.5 4.8 1.40
1998 34 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.96 31 31 0 0 0 0 175.0 181 82 77 22 29 1 100 6 0 4 725 119 4.23 1.200 9.3 1.1 1.5 5.1 3.45
1999 35 BOS AL 10 6 .625 2.95 22 22 0 0 0 0 119.0 122 43 39 11 11 0 81 2 0 1 480 171 3.30 1.118 9.2 0.8 0.8 6.1 7.36
2001 37 BOS AL 1 2 .333 6.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 19 11 10 3 0 0 10 1 0 0 64 76 4.52 1.267 11.4 1.8 0.0 6.0
16 Yrs 167 117 .588 3.34 399 371 13 76 16 1 2562.2 2452 1036 952 218 471 34 1715 59 12 53 10421 126 3.27 1.141 8.6 0.8 1.7 6.0 3.64
162 Game Avg. 15 10 .588 3.34 35 33 1 7 1 0 226 217 91 84 19 42 3 151 5 1 5 920 126 3.27 1.141 8.6 0.8 1.7 6.0 3.64
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
KCR (8 yrs) 110 78 .585 3.21 252 226 13 64 14 1 1660.1 1551 650 593 126 331 25 1093 27 8 41 6725 128 3.10 1.134 8.4 0.7 1.8 5.9 3.30
NYM (4 yrs) 29 21 .580 3.16 76 74 0 12 2 0 524.1 489 197 184 43 77 7 388 16 4 5 2101 126 3.14 1.079 8.4 0.7 1.3 6.7 5.04
BOS (4 yrs) 26 17 .605 3.90 62 62 0 0 0 0 335.0 352 156 145 41 50 1 205 11 0 6 1389 124 4.04 1.200 9.5 1.1 1.3 5.5 4.10
COL (1 yr) 2 1 .667 6.28 9 9 0 0 0 0 43.0 60 33 30 8 13 1 29 5 0 1 206 86 5.43 1.698 12.6 1.7 2.7 6.1 2.23
AL (12 yrs) 136 95 .589 3.33 314 288 13 64 14 1 1995.1 1903 806 738 167 381 26 1298 38 8 47 8114 127 3.26 1.145 8.6 0.8 1.7 5.9 3.41
NL (4 yrs) 31 22 .585 3.39 85 83 0 12 2 0 567.1 549 230 214 51 90 8 417 21 4 6 2307 121 3.31 1.126 8.7 0.8 1.4 6.6 4.63
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
1984 20 KCR AL 157.2 38 18 71 4.05 4.44 0.38 -0.03 101.7 4.10 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 1.5 15 .503 .501
1985 21 KCR AL 235.1 32 32 79 3.02 4.65 -0.02 0.16 99.2 4.79 46 5.2 -0.1 7.3 69 .663 .532 $150,000 CYA-1,MVP-10
1986 22 KCR AL 156.0 30 25 77 4.44 4.73 0.07 0.13 100.4 4.81 6 0.6 .7 -0.1 2.0 21 .521 .504 $925,000
1987 ★ 23 KCR AL 257.0 33 33 99 3.47 5.01 -0.07 0.18 102.1 5.35 53 5.7 -0.2 8.0 80 .674 .535 $740,000 AS
1988 24 KCR AL 260.2 35 35 122 4.21 4.38 -0.11 0.14 101.5 4.71 14 1.5 -0.2 3.8 38 .543 .509 $1,100,000
1989 25 KCR AL 262.1 36 35 74 2.54 4.33 -0.22 0.15 99.1 4.66 61 7.3 1.3 -0.2 9.7 87 .703 .545 $1,350,000 CYA-1,MVP-8,GG
1990 ★ 26 KCR AL 135.0 20 20 52 3.47 4.30 -0.35 0.15 99.5 4.78 20 2.3 -0.1 3.6 32 .616 .514 $1,400,000 AS
1991 27 KCR AL 196.1 28 28 76 3.48 4.40 -0.17 0.16 102.1 4.83 29 3.3 -0.1 5.1 49 .619 .520 $2,950,000
1992 28 NYM NL 97.2 17 15 39 3.59 3.91 -0.29 0.12 97.3 4.20 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.5 13 .543 .505 $2,950,000
1993 29 NYM NL 139.1 19 19 55 3.55 4.31 -0.12 0.15 101.6 4.66 14 1.6 -0.1 2.7 29 .583 .510 $3,000,000
1994 ★ 30 NYM NL 177.1 24 24 58 2.94 4.59 -0.16 0.17 99.2 4.87 37 4.1 -0.1 5.5 53 .671 .525 $4,647,249 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
1995 31 NYM NL 110.0 16 16 45 3.68 4.55 -0.15 0.17 96.7 4.72 11 1.2 -0.1 2.0 22 .575 .507 $5,562,990
1995 31 COL NL 43.0 9 9 33 6.91 4.66 -0.26 0.18 131.7 6.71 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.2 3 .483 .499
1997 33 BOS AL 26.0 6 6 20 6.92 5.33 0.16 0.20 100.3 5.39 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .430 .497 $500,000
1998 34 BOS AL 175.0 31 31 82 4.22 5.03 0.41 0.18 101.0 4.84 12 1.2 -0.1 2.9 33 .539 .507 $3,800,000
1999 35 BOS AL 119.0 22 22 43 3.25 5.19 0.32 0.20 102.9 5.22 26 2.6 -0.1 3.7 41 .617 .516 $3,500,000
2001 37 BOS AL 15.0 3 3 11 6.60 4.89 -0.36 0.19 99.6 5.42 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .435 .499 $5,000,000
16 Seasons 2562.2 399 371 1036 3.64 4.58 -0.04 0.15 101.0 4.82 329 36.8 .9 -1.6 59.1 584 .592 .517 $37,575,239
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
KCR (8 yrs) 1660.1 252 226 650 3.52 4.54 -0.07 0.14 100.7 4.78 231 26.2 .9 -1.0 40.8 392 .604 .520 $8,615,000
NYM (4 yrs) 524.1 76 74 197 3.38 4.38 -0.17 0.15 99.0 4.66 68 7.6 1.0 -0.3 11.6 118 .600 .513 $16,160,239
BOS (4 yrs) 335.0 62 62 156 4.19 5.10 0.33 0.19 101.6 5.05 31 3.2 -0.2 6.4 71 .551 .509 $12,800,000
COL (1 yr) 43.0 9 9 33 6.91 4.66 -0.26 0.18 131.7 6.71 -2 -0.2 -0.0 0.2 3 .483 .499

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
1984 20 KCR AL ALCS L DET 0 0 2.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 6 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 32 0.875 6.8 1.1 1.1 5.6 5.00
1985 21 KCR AL ALCS W TOR 0 0 6.14 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.1 12 5 5 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 35 1.909 14.7 2.5 2.5 7.4 3.00
1985 ❍ MVP 21 KCR AL WS W STL 2 0 1.000 0.50 2 2 0 2 1 0 18.0 11 1 1 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 65 0.667 5.5 0.0 0.5 5.0 10.00
1995 31 COL NL NLDS L ATL 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 6 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 20 2.000 15.8 2.3 2.3 6.8 3.00
1998 34 BOS AL ALDS L CLE 0 1 .000 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 3 3 3 1 0 7 0 0 0 26 0.714 5.1 3.9 1.3 9.0 7.00
1999 35 BOS AL ALDS W CLE 0 1 .000 27.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 9 11 11 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 23 3.545 22.1 7.4 9.8 4.9 0.50
1999 35 BOS AL ALCS L NYY 0 1 .000 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 3 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 25 1.000 7.5 1.5 1.5 7.5 5.00
5 Yrs (7 Series) 2 4 .333 4.67 10 10 0 2 1 0 54.0 54 32 28 11 11 1 38 1 0 0 226 1.204 9.0 1.8 1.8 6.3 3.45
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 6 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 20 2.000 15.8 2.3 2.3 6.8 3.00
2 ALDS 0 2 .000 11.81 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.2 13 14 14 6 5 0 9 0 0 0 49 1.688 11.0 5.1 4.2 7.6 1.80
3 ALCS 0 1 .000 3.38 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.1 23 11 8 4 4 1 16 1 0 0 92 1.266 9.7 1.7 1.7 6.8 4.00
1 WS 2 0 1.000 0.50 2 2 0 2 1 0 18.0 11 1 1 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 65 0.667 5.5 0.0 0.5 5.0 10.00

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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
1984 20 KCR AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 21 KCR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-1,MVP-10
1986 22 KCR AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 ★ 23 KCR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1988 24 KCR AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 25 KCR AL 39 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-1,MVP-8,GG
1990 ★ 26 KCR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1991 27 KCR AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 28 NYM NL 17 32 28 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .107 .138 .107 .245 -29 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1993 29 NYM NL 19 58 45 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 .111 .200 .133 .333 -7 6 1 0 8 0 0 1
1994 ★ 30 NYM NL 24 70 58 7 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 14 .172 .226 .207 .433 15 12 0 0 8 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
1995 31 TOT NL 25 56 49 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .102 .137 .122 .260 -32 6 0 0 5 0 0 1
1995 31 NYM NL 16 41 35 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .114 .139 .143 .282 -24 5 0 0 5 0 0 1
1995 31 COL NL 9 15 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .071 .133 .071 .205 -49 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1996 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Injured)
1997 33 BOS AL 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1998 34 BOS AL 31 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 35 BOS AL 22 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 37 BOS AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
16 Yrs 403 227 190 13 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 13 49 .121 .177 .142 .319 -13 27 1 0 24 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 91 76 5 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 20 .121 .177 .142 .319 -13 11 0 0 10 0 0
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
KCR (8 yrs) 256 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (4 yrs) 76 201 166 11 22 4 0 0 1 0 0 11 41 .133 .186 .157 .343 -6 26 1 0 24 0 0
BOS (4 yrs) 62 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .091 .000 .091 -74 0 0 0 0 0 0
COL (1 yr) 9 15 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .071 .133 .071 .205 -49 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 318 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .091 .000 .091 -74 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 85 216 180 12 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 12 45 .128 .182 .150 .332 -10 27 1 0 24 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
1984 20 KCR AL 39 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 21 KCR AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $150,000 1 CYA-1,MVP-10
1986 22 KCR AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $925,000 1
1987 ★ 23 KCR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $740,000 1 AS
1988 24 KCR AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,100,000 1
1989 25 KCR AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $1,350,000 1 CYA-1,MVP-8,GG
1990 ★ 26 KCR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,400,000 1 AS
1991 27 KCR AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,950,000 1
1992 28 NYM NL 17 32 -5 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,950,000 1
1993 29 NYM NL 19 58 -7 -0 -0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000,000 1
1994 ★ 30 NYM NL 24 70 -8 1 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $4,647,249 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
1995 31 NYM NL 16 41 -6 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,562,990 1
1995 31 COL NL 9 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1997 33 BOS AL 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $500,000 /1
1998 34 BOS AL 31 5 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,800,000 1
1999 35 BOS AL 22 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,500,000 1
2001 37 BOS AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,000,000 /1
16 Seasons 403 227 -33 1 1 0 33 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.3 1 $37,575,239
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
KCR (8 yrs) 256 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $8,615,000
NYM (4 yrs) 76 201 -27 1 0 0 27 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 2 $16,160,239
BOS (4 yrs) 62 11 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,800,000
COL (1 yr) 9 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1984 20 KCR AL ALCS DET L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 21 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 ❍ MVP 21 KCR AL WS STL W 2 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1995 31 COL NL NLDS ATL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 34 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 35 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 35 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (7 Series) 10 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 ALDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0

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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
1984 KCR AL 20 P 38 18 2 157.2 38 15 22 1 1 .974 2.11 0.97 .958 1.79 1.78 13 8 38% 36% 2
1985 KCR AL 21 P 32 32 10 235.1 62 22 38 2 4 .968 2.29 1.88 .953 1.86 1.84 12 8 40% 33% 3 CYA-1,MVP-10
1986 KCR AL 22 P 30 25 4 156.0 42 14 26 2 0 .952 2.31 1.33 .957 1.83 1.81 10 5 33% 34% 2
1987 KCR AL 23 P 33 33 15 257.0 57 21 34 2 5 .965 1.93 1.67 .955 1.84 1.82 10 10 50% 31% 2 AS
1988 KCR AL 24 P 35 35 9 260.2 52 15 34 3 3 .942 1.69 1.40 .961 1.78 1.77 11 3 21% 31% 4
1989 KCR AL 25 P 36 35 12 262.1 61 21 36 4 1 .934 1.96 1.58 .960 1.87 1.85 5 9 64% 31% 3 CYA-1,MVP-8,GG
1990 KCR AL 26 P 20 20 5 135.0 45 16 28 1 2 .978 2.93 2.20 .953 1.78 1.76 2 5 71% 34% 2 AS
1991 KCR AL 27 P 28 28 7 196.1 49 17 30 2 2 .959 2.15 1.68 .956 1.80 1.80 9 9 50% 34% 4
1992 NYM NL 28 P 17 15 1 97.2 33 7 26 0 2 1.000 3.04 1.94 .954 1.94 1.94 6 5 45% 32% 3
1993 NYM NL 29 P 19 19 4 139.1 46 14 30 2 0 .957 2.84 2.32 .953 1.84 1.83 9 7 44% 32% 1
1994 NYM NL 30 P 24 24 4 177.1 49 13 34 2 1 .959 2.39 1.96 .958 1.86 1.85 8 4 33% 32% 3 AS,CYA-3,MVP-22
1995 TOT NL 31 P 25 25 3 153.0 43 8 34 1 3 .977 2.47 1.68 .956 1.84 1.83 4 1 20% 30% 4
1995 NYM NL 31 P 16 16 3 110.0 32 6 26 0 3 1.000 2.62 2.00 .956 1.84 1.83 3 0 0% 30% 4
1995 COL NL 31 P 9 9 0 43.0 11 2 8 1 0 .909 2.09 1.11 .956 1.84 1.83 1 1 50% 30% 0
1997 BOS AL 33 P 6 6 0 26.0 4 1 2 1 1 .750 1.04 0.50 .955 1.70 1.68 4 0 0% 32% 1
1998 BOS AL 34 P 31 31 0 175.0 34 13 20 1 1 .971 1.70 1.06 .958 1.78 1.76 4 7 64% 31% 1
1999 BOS AL 35 P 22 22 0 119.0 23 5 18 0 0 1.000 1.74 1.05 .952 1.69 1.66 5 5 50% 33% 3
2001 BOS AL 37 P 3 3 0 15.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.40 1.33 .955 1.74 1.73 3 1 25% 29% 0
16 Seasons P 399 371 76 2562.2 642 203 415 24 26 .963 2.17 1.55 .956 1.82 1.80 115 87 43% 33% 38
16 Seasons TOT 399 371 76 2562.2 642 203 415 24 26 .963 2.17 1.55 .956 1.82 1.80 115 87 43% 33% 38
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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
2007 BBWAA ( 1.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 AL (10, 11%)
1989 AL (8, 21%)
1994 NL (22, 0%)
0.32 Career Shares (601st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1985 AL (1, 91%)
1989 AL (1, 99%)
1994 NL (3, 30%)
2 Cy Youngs
2.20 Career Shares (13th)

Gold Gloves
1989 AL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1985 July AL Pitcher of the Month
1987 April AL Pitcher of the Month
1989 August AL Pitcher of the Month
1989 September AL Pitcher of the Month
1994 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Jul 14th AL Player of the Week
1989 Sep 17th AL Player of the Week
1989 Oct 1st AL Player of the Week
1991 Sep 1st AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1985 AL  7.3 (4th)
1987 AL  8.0 (5th)
1989 AL  9.7 (1st)
1994 NL  5.7 (4th)
Career  59.2 (187th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1985 AL  7.3 (1st)
1987 AL  8.0 (3rd)
1989 AL  9.7 (1st)
1991 AL  5.1 (8th)
1994 NL  5.5 (2nd)
Career  59.1 (61st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1985 AL  2.87 (3rd)
1987 AL  3.36 (4th)
1989 AL  2.16 (1st)
1991 AL  3.07 (10th)
1994 NL  2.74 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1985 AL  20 (2nd)
1987 AL  18 (4th)
1989 AL  23 (1st)
1994 NL  14 (3rd)
Career  167 (194th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1985 AL  .769 (2nd)
1987 AL  .643 (6th)
1989 AL  .793 (1st)
1994 NL  .778 (2nd)
1998 AL  .652 (10th)
1999 AL  .625 (9th)
Career  .588 (159th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1985 AL  1.058 (1st)
1987 AL  1.163 (3rd)
1989 AL  0.961 (1st)
1991 AL  1.070 (3rd)
1994 NL  1.026 (2nd)
1998 AL  1.200 (8th)
Career  1.141 (49th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  8.069 (8th)
1989 AL  7.170 (4th)
1991 AL  7.564 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  1.453 (1st)
1987 AL  1.856 (2nd)
1988 AL  2.037 (6th)
1989 AL  1.475 (2nd)
1991 AL  2.063 (7th)
1994 NL  0.660 (1st)
1995 NL  1.941 (4th)
1998 AL  1.491 (2nd)
Career  1.654 (35th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  6.043 (9th)
1989 AL  6.621 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1987 AL  257.0 (9th)
1988 AL  260.7 (5th)
1989 AL  262.3 (1st)
1994 NL  177.3 (3rd)
Career  2,562.7 (227th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1985 AL  158 (9th)
1988 AL  171 (10th)
1989 AL  193 (3rd)
1994 NL  143 (4th)
Career  1,715 (122nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1988 AL  35 (3rd)
1989 AL  35 (4th)
1994 NL  24 (7th)
Career  371 (165th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1985 AL  10 (8th)
1987 AL  15 (2nd)
1988 AL  9 (10th)
1989 AL  12 (1st)
1991 AL  7 (6th)
1993 NL  4 (9th)
1994 NL  4 (4th)
1995 NL  3 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1986 AL  2 (9th)
1987 AL  4 (2nd)
1989 AL  4 (2nd)
1991 AL  2 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1995 NL  21 (9th)
Career  218 (180th)

Hits s c a p y
1987 AL  246 (6th)
1988 AL  271 (1st)
1994 NL  169 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  4.158 (1st)
1987 AL  3.076 (2nd)
1988 AL  2.898 (5th)
1989 AL  4.488 (1st)
1991 AL  3.022 (5th)
1994 NL  11.000 (1st)
1995 NL  3.030 (6th)
1998 AL  3.448 (6th)
Career  3.641 (12th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 AL  0.727 (9th)
1988 AL  0.622 (8th)
1989 AL  0.446 (3rd)
1991 AL  0.550 (7th)
1994 NL  0.660 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1988 AL  16 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1988 AL  110 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1991 AL  9 (8th)
1995 NL  10 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1987 AL  1,048 (10th)
1988 AL  1,089 (3rd)
1989 AL  1,021 (5th)
1994 NL  696 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1985 AL  143 (3rd)
1987 AL  136 (4th)
1989 AL  180 (1st)
1991 AL  135 (9th)
1994 NL  153 (3rd)
Career  126 (60th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1985 AL  2.89 (1st)
1987 AL  3.66 (5th)
1988 AL  3.08 (6th)
1989 AL  2.45 (1st)
1991 AL  3.09 (6th)
1994 NL  2.76 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1985 AL  35 (2nd)
1987 AL  37 (4th)
1989 AL  49 (1st)
1991 AL  22 (10th)
1994 NL  29 (2nd)
1999 AL  27 (6th)
Career  253 (46th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1985 AL  3.7 (2nd)
1987 AL  3.7 (4th)
1989 AL  5.4 (1st)
1991 AL  2.3 (9th)
1994 NL  3.1 (2nd)
1999 AL  2.6 (5th)
Career  26.4 (48th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1985 AL  40.53 (2nd)
1987 AL  44.50 (4th)
1989 AL  51.83 (1st)
1994 NL  31.16 (2nd)
1999 AL  26.65 (10th)
Career  278.07 (26th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1985 AL  5.0 (1st)
1987 AL  3.1 (7th)
1989 AL  5.7 (1st)
1991 AL  3.9 (3rd)
1994 NL  3.1 (3rd)
Career  28.6 (32nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1985 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1987 AL  3.5 (4th)
1989 AL  5.9 (1st)
1991 AL  3.2 (6th)
1994 NL  3.5 (2nd)
1999 AL  2.3 (9th)
Career  29.9 (26th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1985 AL  4.3 (2nd)
1987 AL  4.5 (4th)
1989 AL  5.8 (1st)
1994 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1999 AL  2.6 (9th)
Career  29.3 (28th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1994 NL  34 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1989 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1995 NL  2.47 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1995 NL  1.68 (4th)

Salary s c a p y
1994 NL  $4,647,249 (7th)
1995 NL  $5,562,990 (9th)
1996 NL  $5,612,991 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1984 AL  born 1964-04-11 (3rd)
1985 AL  born 1964-04-11 (9th)


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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 20 (98), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 127 (140), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 70 (172), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 32 (134), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (65th), 59.2 career WAR/43.3 7yr-peak WAR/51.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1985 21 Kansas City Royals $150,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN and 1985 USA Today survey Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163: $160,000
1986 22 Kansas City Royals $925,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration win; $625,000 offer
1987 23 Kansas City Royals $740,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 24 Kansas City Royals $1,100,000* ?
1989 25 Kansas City Royals $1,350,000* ?
1990 26 Kansas City Royals $1,400,000 ? USA Today
1991 27 Kansas City Royals $2,950,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 28 New York Mets $2,950,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 29 New York Mets $3,000,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $200,000 signing bonus
1994 30 New York Mets $4,647,249 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $833,333 sign, $284,259 earned bons, deferral
1995 31 New York Mets $5,562,990 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Incl $833,333 signing, $200K trade bons, deferrals
1996 32 Colorado Rockies $5,612,991 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $833,334 signing bonus
1997 33 Boston Red Sox $500,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 34 Boston Red Sox $3,800,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $2,200,000 earned bonus
1999 35 Boston Red Sox $3,500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 36 Boston Red Sox $4,500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 37 Boston Red Sox $5,000,000* ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,688,230
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $1,150,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $1,325,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
*2001 - $4,500,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 -
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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French: Bret Saberhagen statistiques
Japanese: ブレット・セイバーヘイゲン 統計

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