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Tom Sturdivant

Thomas Virgil Sturdivant (Smoke or Snake)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 28, 1930 in Gordon, KS
High School: Capitol Hill HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 24.351)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Pirates/Athletics/RedSox/Tigers/... 1955-1964

Final Game: June 21, 1964 (Age 34.054)
Died: February 28, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK
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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
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 25 NYY AL 1 3 .250 3.16 33 1 12 0 0 0 68.1 48 24 24 6 42 1 48 2 0 1 285 120 4.04 1.317 6.3 0.8 5.5 6.3 1.14
1956 26 NYY AL 16 8 .667 3.30 32 17 11 6 2 5 158.1 134 63 58 15 52 4 110 4 0 2 656 118 3.27 1.175 7.6 0.9 3.0 6.3 2.12
1957 27 NYY AL 16 6 .727 2.54 28 28 0 7 2 0 201.2 170 65 57 14 80 2 118 4 0 3 828 142 3.44 1.240 7.6 0.6 3.6 5.3 1.48
1958 28 NYY AL 3 6 .333 4.20 15 10 2 0 0 0 70.2 77 37 33 6 38 0 41 3 0 2 325 85 4.16 1.627 9.8 0.8 4.8 5.2 1.08
1959 29 TOT AL 2 8 .200 4.73 43 6 17 0 0 5 97.0 90 61 51 13 43 4 73 6 0 4 426 83 4.30 1.371 8.4 1.2 4.0 6.8 1.70
1959 29 NYY AL 0 2 .000 4.97 7 3 1 0 0 0 25.1 20 16 14 4 9 0 16 0 0 1 103 74 4.40 1.145 7.1 1.4 3.2 5.7 1.78
1959 29 KCA AL 2 6 .250 4.65 36 3 16 0 0 5 71.2 70 45 37 9 34 4 57 6 0 3 323 87 4.26 1.451 8.8 1.1 4.3 7.2 1.68
1960 30 BOS AL 3 3 .500 4.97 40 3 14 0 0 1 101.1 106 58 56 16 45 5 67 2 0 5 443 81 4.65 1.490 9.4 1.4 4.0 6.0 1.49
1961 31 TOT MLB 7 8 .467 3.69 28 21 5 7 2 1 165.2 148 71 68 12 57 6 84 4 0 7 688 107 3.61 1.237 8.0 0.7 3.1 4.6 1.47
1961 31 WSA AL 2 6 .250 4.61 15 10 3 1 1 0 80.0 67 42 41 6 40 3 39 3 0 6 339 85 4.19 1.338 7.5 0.7 4.5 4.4 0.98
1961 31 PIT NL 5 2 .714 2.84 13 11 2 6 1 1 85.2 81 29 27 6 17 3 45 1 0 1 349 140 3.06 1.144 8.5 0.6 1.8 4.7 2.65
1962 32 PIT NL 9 5 .643 3.73 49 12 13 2 1 2 125.1 120 62 52 12 39 11 76 3 0 6 518 106 3.65 1.269 8.6 0.9 2.8 5.5 1.95
1963 33 TOT MLB 2 4 .333 3.95 48 3 20 0 0 2 116.1 98 56 51 11 45 4 68 2 2 6 486 97 3.75 1.229 7.6 0.9 3.5 5.3 1.51
1963 33 TOT AL 2 4 .333 3.75 45 3 19 0 0 2 108.0 90 50 45 10 41 4 62 2 0 5 450 103 3.73 1.213 7.5 0.8 3.4 5.2 1.51
1963 33 PIT NL 0 0 6.48 3 0 1 0 0 0 8.1 8 6 6 1 4 0 6 0 2 1 36 54 4.04 1.440 8.6 1.1 4.3 6.5 1.50
1963 33 DET AL 1 2 .333 3.76 28 0 15 0 0 2 55.0 43 26 23 7 24 2 36 1 0 2 231 100 4.19 1.218 7.0 1.1 3.9 5.9 1.50
1963 33 KCA AL 1 2 .333 3.74 17 3 4 0 0 0 53.0 47 24 22 3 17 2 26 1 0 3 219 106 3.25 1.208 8.0 0.5 2.9 4.4 1.53
1964 34 TOT MLB 0 0 6.40 19 0 5 0 0 1 32.1 38 24 23 2 8 0 19 4 1 3 141 57 3.35 1.423 10.6 0.6 2.2 5.3 2.38
1964 34 KCA AL 0 0 9.82 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 4 4 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 16 43 4.51 1.364 9.8 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
1964 34 NYM NL 0 0 5.97 16 0 5 0 0 1 28.2 34 20 19 2 7 0 18 2 0 3 125 60 3.20 1.430 10.7 0.6 2.2 5.7 2.57
10 Yrs 59 51 .536 3.74 335 101 99 22 7 17 1137.0 1029 521 473 107 449 37 704 34 3 39 4796 102 3.75 1.300 8.1 0.8 3.6 5.6 1.57
162 Game Avg. 9 8 .536 3.74 52 16 15 3 1 3 177 160 81 74 17 70 6 110 5 0 6 748 102 3.75 1.300 8.1 0.8 3.6 5.6 1.57
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
NYY (5 yrs) 36 25 .590 3.19 115 59 26 13 4 5 524.1 449 205 186 45 221 7 333 13 0 9 2197 116 3.61 1.278 7.7 0.8 3.8 5.7 1.51
PIT (3 yrs) 14 7 .667 3.49 65 23 16 8 2 3 219.1 209 97 85 19 60 14 127 4 2 8 903 113 3.44 1.226 8.6 0.8 2.5 5.2 2.12
KCA (3 yrs) 3 8 .273 4.42 56 6 20 0 0 5 128.1 121 73 63 12 52 6 84 9 1 6 558 91 3.85 1.348 8.5 0.8 3.6 5.9 1.62
NYM (1 yr) 0 0 5.97 16 0 5 0 0 1 28.2 34 20 19 2 7 0 18 2 0 3 125 60 3.20 1.430 10.7 0.6 2.2 5.7 2.57
BOS (1 yr) 3 3 .500 4.97 40 3 14 0 0 1 101.1 106 58 56 16 45 5 67 2 0 5 443 81 4.65 1.490 9.4 1.4 4.0 6.0 1.49
WSA (1 yr) 2 6 .250 4.61 15 10 3 1 1 0 80.0 67 42 41 6 40 3 39 3 0 6 339 85 4.19 1.338 7.5 0.7 4.5 4.4 0.98
DET (1 yr) 1 2 .333 3.76 28 0 15 0 0 2 55.0 43 26 23 7 24 2 36 1 0 2 231 100 4.19 1.218 7.0 1.1 3.9 5.9 1.50
AL (9 yrs) 45 44 .506 3.74 254 78 78 14 5 13 889.0 786 404 369 86 382 23 559 28 1 28 3768 102 3.85 1.314 8.0 0.9 3.9 5.7 1.46
NL (4 yrs) 14 7 .667 3.77 81 23 21 8 2 4 248.0 243 117 104 21 67 14 145 6 2 11 1028 103 3.41 1.250 8.8 0.8 2.4 5.3 2.16
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
1955 25 NYY AL 68.1 33 1 24 3.16 4.39 0.42 0.00 98.4 3.90 5 0.5 .6 -0.3 0.9 11 .516 .503
1956 26 NYY AL 158.1 32 17 63 3.58 4.48 0.18 0.00 95.3 4.10 8 0.8 1.9 -0.1 2.1 23 .525 .505
1957 27 NYY AL 201.2 28 28 65 2.90 4.10 0.29 0.00 97.4 3.71 19 2.2 -0.1 3.8 34 .579 .514 $12,000
1958 28 NYY AL 70.2 15 10 37 4.71 4.03 0.41 0.00 92.1 3.34 -11 -1.1 .2 0.0 -0.5 -5 .427 .493 $18,000
1959 29 NYY AL 25.1 7 3 16 5.68 4.35 0.11 0.00 92.9 3.93 -5 -0.5 .3 0.0 -0.2 -3 .432 .497
1959 29 KCA AL 71.2 36 3 45 5.65 4.50 -0.15 0.00 103.9 4.83 -6 -0.6 1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -1 .483 .496
1960 30 BOS AL 101.1 40 3 58 5.15 4.37 -0.29 -0.14 103.4 4.68 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 0.2 3 .489 .497
1961 31 WSA AL 80.0 15 10 42 4.73 4.55 0.06 0.01 98.4 4.43 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .485 .499
1961 31 PIT NL 85.2 13 11 29 3.05 4.38 -0.05 0.07 100.6 4.53 14 1.5 2.4 -0.0 2.4 23 .617 .509
1962 32 PIT NL 125.1 49 12 62 4.45 4.52 0.06 -0.05 100.8 4.44 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.1 1.1 13 .498 .499
1963 33 PIT NL 8.1 3 0 6 6.48 4.00 0.01 -0.17 105.0 4.01 -2 -0.3 .3 0.1 -0.1 -2 .414 .498
1963 33 DET AL 55.0 28 0 26 4.25 4.13 0.21 -0.17 103.1 3.87 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .493 .499
1963 33 KCA AL 53.0 17 3 24 4.08 4.23 -0.08 -0.10 108.7 4.58 4 0.4 .7 -0.1 0.7 7 .524 .503
1964 34 KCA AL 3.2 3 0 4 9.82 4.15 -0.32 -0.17 112.0 4.83 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .431 .499
1964 34 NYM NL 28.2 16 0 20 6.28 4.16 -0.29 -0.18 98.7 4.22 -7 -0.7 .9 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .454 .495
10 Seasons 1137.0 335 101 521 4.12 4.33 0.10 -0.03 99.3 4.17 7 1.1 1.0 -1.2 10.1 104 .503 .501 $30,000
NYY (5 yrs) 524.1 115 59 205 3.52 4.25 0.28 0.00 96.0 3.81 16 2.0 .9 -0.4 6.0 60 .517 .505 $30,000
PIT (3 yrs) 219.1 65 23 97 3.98 4.44 0.02 -0.01 100.9 4.46 10 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.4 35 .518 .501
KCA (3 yrs) 128.1 56 6 73 5.12 4.38 -0.13 -0.05 106.1 4.73 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.4 0.3 4 .492 .498
NYM (1 yr) 28.2 16 0 20 6.28 4.16 -0.29 -0.18 98.7 4.22 -7 -0.7 .9 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .454 .495
BOS (1 yr) 101.1 40 3 58 5.15 4.37 -0.29 -0.14 103.4 4.68 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 0.2 3 .489 .497
WSA (1 yr) 80.0 15 10 42 4.73 4.55 0.06 0.01 98.4 4.43 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .485 .499
DET (1 yr) 55.0 28 0 26 4.25 4.13 0.21 -0.17 103.1 3.87 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .493 .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
1955 25 NYY AL WS L BRO 0 0 6.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 5 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 2.333 15.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
1956 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 2.79 2 1 0 1 0 0 9.2 8 3 3 0 8 0 9 0 0 0 43 1.655 7.4 0.0 7.4 8.4 1.13
1957 27 NYY AL WS L MLN 0 0 6.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 24 1.167 9.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 2.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 4.34 6 2 2 1 0 0 18.2 19 9 9 2 11 1 11 0 0 0 83 1.607 9.2 1.0 5.3 5.3 1.00
3 WS 1 0 1.000 4.34 6 2 2 1 0 0 18.2 19 9 9 2 11 1 11 0 0 0 83 1.607 9.2 1.0 5.3 5.3 1.00

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
1955 25 NYY AL 33 285 236 24 48 6 1 6 1 5 42 48 .203 .329 .314 .642 .231 74 4 2 6 0 1 1
1956 26 NYY AL 32 657 598 63 134 22 2 15 5 4 52 110 .224 .291 .343 .633 .252 205 10 4 3 0 4 7
1957 27 NYY AL 28 828 734 65 170 21 4 14 5 15 80 118 .232 .309 .328 .637 .257 241 19 4 5 5 2 11
1958 28 NYY AL 15 325 281 37 77 18 1 6 2 3 38 41 .274 .364 .409 .773 .301 115 6 3 1 2 0 7
1959 29 KCA AL 36 323 271 45 70 13 3 9 4 2 34 57 .258 .347 .428 .775 .289 116 4 6 6 6 4 6
1959 29 NYY AL 7 103 90 16 20 0 0 4 0 2 9 16 .222 .290 .356 .646 .225 32 1 0 3 1 0 2
1959 29 TOT AL 43 426 361 61 90 13 3 13 4 4 43 73 .249 .333 .410 .743 .273 148 5 6 9 7 4 8
1960 30 BOS AL 1 40 443 380 58 106 20 3 16 3 3 45 67 .279 .353 .474 .826 .296 180 7 2 9 7 5 1
1961 31 PIT NL 13 349 325 29 81 16 3 6 3 1 17 45 .249 .288 .372 .660 .273 121 7 1 5 1 3 6
1961 31 TOT MLB 28 688 613 71 148 31 6 12 8 3 57 84 .241 .308 .370 .678 .261 227 12 4 9 5 6 7
1961 31 WSA AL 15 339 288 42 67 15 3 6 5 2 40 39 .233 .328 .368 .696 .247 106 5 3 4 4 3 1
1962 32 PIT NL 15 49 522 466 62 120 24 3 12 9 3 39 76 .258 .315 .399 .714 .281 186 12 3 8 6 11 5
1963 33 DET AL 28 231 195 26 43 7 3 7 2 1 24 36 .221 .304 .395 .698 .231 77 4 1 7 4 2 2
1963 33 KCA AL 17 219 198 24 47 4 1 3 0 2 17 26 .237 .300 .313 .613 .259 62 4 1 2 1 2 4
1963 33 PIT NL 3 36 30 6 8 0 0 1 2 0 4 6 .267 .353 .367 .720 .304 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
1963 33 TOT AL 45 450 393 50 90 11 4 10 2 3 41 62 .229 .302 .354 .655 .245 139 8 2 9 5 4 6
1963 33 TOT MLB 48 486 423 56 98 11 4 11 4 3 45 68 .232 .305 .355 .660 .249 150 8 2 11 5 4 6
1964 34 KCA AL 3 16 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .438 .308 .745 .333 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
1964 34 NYM NL 16 125 111 20 34 7 2 2 2 3 7 18 .306 .347 .459 .806 .337 51 0 2 1 4 0 1
1964 34 TOT MLB 19 141 124 24 38 7 2 2 2 3 8 19 .306 .357 .444 .801 .336 55 0 4 1 4 0 1
10 Yrs 16 335 4801 4216 521 1029 173 29 107 43 46 449 704 .244 .319 .375 .694 .268 1581 83 34 62 41 37 54
162 Game Avg. 2 52 749 658 81 160 27 5 17 7 7 70 110 .244 .319 .375 .694 .268 247 13 5 10 6 6 8
MLB Averages .255 .323 .389 .712 .276
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1955 25 NYY AL 6.4 0.6 291 -0.2 2.9 -3.1 .59 0.8 -1.1 12.2 1.3 1.04 11.0 3 6 22
1956 26 NYY AL 12.2 1.2 669 2.5 13.8 -11.3 1.15 1.6 0.5 21.1 2.2 0.94 20.3 7 7 1
1957 27 NYY AL 24.3 2.6 850 2.8 16.6 -13.9 1.07 2.5 0.0 29.7 3.4 0.94 26.5 0 0 0
1958 28 NYY AL -5.4 -0.6 333 -0.7 4.9 -5.6 .93 -1.1 0.3 -5.6 -0.6 1.02 -11.2 0 0 5
1959 29 TOT AL -9.8 -1.0 440 -0.7 7.9 -8.6 1.16 -0.7 0.2 -13.2 -1.3 0.97 -6.5 10 8 17
1959 29 NYY AL -3.9 -0.4 107 -0.8 1.2 -1.9 .80 0.1 -1.0 -3.3 -0.3 0.91 0.2 0 1 2
1959 29 KCA AL -5.9 -0.6 333 0.1 6.7 -6.6 1.27 -0.8 0.9 -9.9 -1.0 0.99 -6.7 10 7 15
1960 30 BOS AL -7.7 -0.8 458 -2.3 5.6 -7.9 .79 -1.1 -1.8 -14.6 -1.4 1.00 -17.1 11 6 19
1961 31 TOT MLB 7.5 0.8 707 2.2 14.4 -12.2 1.15 1.4 0.5 13.5 1.4 0.93 16.0 3 1 3
1961 31 WSA AL -4.2 -0.4 352 0.1 7.1 -7.0 1.18 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0 0.98 3.1 2 1 2
1961 31 PIT NL 11.7 1.2 355 2.1 7.3 -5.2 1.13 1.2 0.6 13.9 1.5 0.88 12.9 1 0 1
1962 32 PIT NL 2.0 0.2 545 0.4 9.2 -8.9 .96 0.7 -0.3 8.1 0.8 0.97 7.3 8 9 20
1963 33 TOT MLB -0.9 -0.1 512 -1.1 5.9 -7.0 .77 0.5 -1.9 -0.3 -0.0 1.01 3.4 8 8 29
1963 33 TOT AL 1.4 0.2 469 -0.9 5.8 -6.7 .81 0.6 -1.8 2.0 0.2 1.01 6.3 8 8 26
1963 33 PIT NL -2.4 -0.2 43 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 .25 -0.1 -0.5 -2.3 -0.2 1.03 -2.9 0 0 3
1963 33 DET AL -0.0 0.0 240 -0.9 2.2 -3.1 .68 0.1 -1.4 0.6 0.1 1.05 0.8 7 4 17
1963 33 KCA AL 1.5 0.2 229 -0.0 3.6 -3.7 .95 0.5 -0.6 1.3 0.1 0.97 5.5 1 4 9
1964 34 TOT MLB -8.8 -0.9 153 -0.2 1.4 -1.6 .63 -0.5 0.2 -9.2 -0.9 1.06 -4.8 4 3 11
1964 34 KCA AL -1.9 -0.2 18 -0.2 0.3 -0.6 1.56 0.0 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1 1.32 0.2 1 1 1
1964 34 NYM NL -6.8 -0.7 135 0.0 1.1 -1.1 .51 -0.6 0.6 -7.9 -0.8 1.03 -5.0 3 2 10
10 Yrs 19.8 2.3 4958 2.6 82.6 -80.1 .98 4.1 -1.5 41.7 4.9 0.97 44.9 54 48 127
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

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
1955 25 NYY AL 33 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 100% 58.0 58 58 4 1 0 1 1.0 1.3 7.0
1956 26 NYY AL 32 17 10 6 1 1 1 10 7 .588 0 1 6 2 11 65% 57.6 87 27 12 6 7 6 6.2 6.7 7.2
1957 27 NYY AL 28 28 16 6 6 2 3 20 8 .714 2 4 7 2 21 75% 58.6 80 28 21 9 0 15 4.3 4.2 7.2
1958 28 NYY AL 15 10 3 6 1 1 1 4 6 .400 0 0 0 0 4 40% 44.8 64 28 7 2 0 9 4.0 5.0 6.3
1959 29 TOT AL 43 6 0 4 2 0 0 1 5 .167 0 2 0 0 1 17% 40.1 54 22 17 8 2 4 3.1 1.8 4.4
1959 29 NYY AL 7 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 1 0 0 1 33% 42.3 54 22 1 1 0 3 2.0 2.8 4.8
1959 29 KCA AL 36 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 .333 0 1 0 0 0 0% 38.0 44 33 16 7 2 1 4.2 0.8 4.1
1960 30 BOS AL 40 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .333 1 1 0 0 1 33% 47.0 72 25 12 3 0 3 4.5 3.0 5.0
1961 31 TOT MLB 28 21 7 6 8 1 2 10 11 .476 4 5 7 2 11 52% 0.1 89 18 14 8 5 8 4.7 4.1 6.9
1961 31 WSA AL 15 10 2 4 4 0 1 2 8 .200 3 2 1 1 4 40% 48.3 89 18 12 7 2 5 3.9 3.8 6.1
1961 31 PIT NL 13 11 5 2 4 1 1 8 3 .727 1 3 6 1 7 64% 57.9 81 30 2 1 3 3 5.5 4.3 7.6
1962 32 PIT NL 49 12 6 4 2 2 2 7 5 .583 1 2 2 1 7 58% 52.4 87 22 20 12 4 6 4.0 3.6 5.6
1963 33 TOT MLB 48 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 .333 1 0 0 0 2 67% 54 33 10 4 1 1 3.7 5.3 5.7
1963 33 TOT AL 45 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 .333 1 0 0 0 2 67% 54 33 10 4 1 1 3.7 5.3 5.7
1963 33 KCA AL 17 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 .333 1 0 0 0 2 67% 44.0 54 33 6 3 1 1 3.7 5.3 5.7
9 Yrs 285 101 42 35 24 7 11 54 47 .535 9 15 22 7 59 58% 53 89 18 113 52 19 53 4.5 4.5 6.6
MLB Averages .500 51% 52 118 -14 4.3 4.3 6.4

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
1955 25 NYY AL 33 32 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 6 26% 7 .594 3 6 22 2 2 28 10 22 18 5 19 5 5.8
1956 26 NYY AL 32 15 11 6 2 8 5 3 63% 8 0 24 7 29% 8 1.147 7 7 1 10 1 4 11 4 11 2 11 2 7.3
1958 28 NYY AL 15 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 9 .930 0 0 5 0 0 5 1 4 2 0 2 0 4.8
1959 29 TOT AL 43 37 17 2 4 8 5 3 63% 8 0 31 10 32% 1.157 10 8 17 8 3 26 17 20 17 10 20 5 5.7
1959 29 NYY AL 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .801 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 3 1 8.3
1959 29 KCA AL 36 33 16 2 4 8 5 3 63% 8 0 31 10 32% 7 1.271 10 7 15 8 3 22 17 16 14 10 17 4 5.4
1960 30 BOS AL 40 37 14 3 2 3 1 2 33% 4 0 41 23 56% 4 .786 11 6 19 6 3 28 19 18 23 6 24 8 7.0
1961 31 TOT MLB 28 7 5 0 2 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 3 50% 1.154 3 1 3 1 2 4 3 4 6 0 6 0 9.1
1961 31 WSA AL 15 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 7 1.180 2 1 2 0 2 3 2 3 5 0 5 0 11.4
1961 31 PIT NL 13 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 0 0% 8 1.129 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.5
1962 32 PIT NL 49 37 13 3 1 2 2 0 100% 2 0 40 9 23% 5 .956 8 9 20 6 4 27 23 14 16 11 19 11 4.7
1963 33 TOT MLB 48 45 20 2 3 4 2 2 50% 7 2 27 7 26% .769 8 8 29 8 2 35 16 29 33 5 34 9 6.6
1963 33 TOT AL 45 42 19 2 3 4 2 2 50% 7 2 26 7 27% .810 8 8 26 8 2 32 15 27 30 5 31 9 6.5
1963 33 PIT NL 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 .253 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 3 0 8.3
1963 33 DET AL 28 28 15 1 2 3 2 1 67% 4 1 21 5 24% 8 .675 7 4 17 5 2 21 11 17 18 4 19 6 5.9
1963 33 KCA AL 17 14 4 1 1 1 0 1 0% 3 1 5 2 40% 7 .953 1 4 9 3 0 11 4 10 12 1 12 3 7.7
1964 34 TOT MLB 19 19 5 0 0 3 1 2 33% 3 0 21 8 38% .628 4 3 11 3 3 13 10 9 10 5 10 4 5.1
1964 34 KCA AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 8 1.560 1 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 3.7
1964 34 NYM NL 16 16 5 0 0 3 1 2 33% 3 0 16 5 31% 7 .509 3 2 10 3 2 11 7 9 9 3 9 4 5.4
9 Yrs 307 234 99 17 16 29 17 12 59% 33 2 214 74 35% .962 54 48 127 44 20 170 110 124 136 44 145 44 6.1
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

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%
1955 25 NYY AL 285 68% 2.1% 16.8% 14.7% 4.6% 27% 0.82 64% 65 4 6%
1956 26 NYY AL 657 56% 2.3% 16.7% 7.9% 5.9% 29% 0.71 72% 130 10 8%
1957 27 NYY AL 828 61% 1.7% 14.3% 9.7% 4.7% 23% 0.80 73% 171 19 11%
1958 28 NYY AL 325 67% 1.9% 12.6% 11.7% 7.7% 33% 0.68 73% 64 6 9%
1959 29 TOT AL 426 59% 3.1% 17.1% 10.1% 6.8% 32% 0.81 66% 95 5 5%
1959 29 NYY AL 103 58% 3.9% 15.5% 8.7% 3.9% 20% 0.90 69% 26 1 4%
1959 29 KCA AL 323 59% 2.8% 17.7% 10.5% 7.7% 36% 0.78 65% 69 4 6%
1960 30 BOS AL 443 70% 3.6% 15.1% 10.2% 8.8% 37% 0.77 69% 92 7 8%
1961 31 TOT MLB 688 57% 1.7% 12.2% 8.3% 7.1% 33% 0.91 76% 114 12 11%
1961 31 WSA AL 339 60% 1.8% 11.5% 11.8% 7.1% 36% 0.77 73% 67 5 7%
1961 31 PIT NL 349 54% 1.7% 12.9% 4.9% 7.2% 31% 1.07 79% 47 7 15%
1962 32 PIT NL 522 61% 2.3% 14.6% 7.5% 7.5% 33% 0.85 74% 84 12 14%
1963 33 TOT MLB 486 64% 2.3% 14.0% 9.3% 5.4% 27% 1.07 72% 99 8 8%
1963 33 TOT AL 450 64% 2.2% 13.8% 9.1% 5.6% 28% 1.06 72% 94 8 9%
1963 33 PIT NL 36 69% 2.8% 16.7% 11.1% 2.8% 13% 1.25 64% 5 0 0%
1963 33 DET AL 231 67% 3.0% 15.6% 10.4% 7.4% 40% 1.17 68% 46 4 9%
1963 33 KCA AL 219 61% 1.4% 11.9% 7.8% 3.7% 17% 0.95 78% 48 4 8%
1964 34 TOT MLB 141 68% 1.4% 13.5% 5.7% 7.8% 29% 0.92 76% 27 0 0%
1964 34 KCA AL 16 63% 0.0% 6.3% 6.3% 0.0% 0% 1.00 75% 9 0 0%
1964 34 NYM NL 125 69% 1.6% 14.4% 5.6% 8.8% 32% 0.91 76% 18 0 0%
10 Yrs 4801 62% 2.2% 14.7% 9.4% 6.4% 30% 0.83 72% 941 83 9%
MLB Averages 50% 2.3% 13.6% 8.7% 6.5% 29% 1.03 74% 10%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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
1955 25 NYY AL 285 48 6 0 24 1 5 3 3 22 9 8 41% 1 1 1 91 1 5 17% 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1956 26 NYY AL 657 134 15 0 17 9 6 1 14 29 14 4 48% 7 2 1 242 5 4 56% 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1957 27 NYY AL 828 170 14 0 15 7 7 5 9 39 14 8 36% 11 3 5 307 5 15 25% 5 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 0
1958 28 NYY AL 325 77 6 0 11 6 0 3 3 19 10 1 53% 7 2 1 129 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1959 29 TOT AL 426 90 13 0 22 12 1 6 7 34 20 3 59% 8 4 2 152 4 4 50% 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 0
1959 29 NYY AL 103 20 4 0 3 4 0 1 3 6 2 0 33% 2 1 0 32 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1959 29 KCA AL 323 70 9 0 19 8 1 5 4 28 18 3 64% 6 3 2 120 4 2 67% 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 0
1960 30 BOS AL 442 106 16 0 27 14 2 8 8 38 18 4 47% 1 5 3 165 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
1961 31 TOT MLB 688 148 12 0 6 8 4 2 10 33 17 2 52% 7 7 0 245 8 3 73% 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1961 31 WSA AL 339 67 6 0 4 5 1 1 5 24 11 1 46% 1 6 0 120 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1961 31 PIT NL 349 81 6 0 2 3 3 1 5 9 6 1 67% 6 1 0 125 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1962 32 PIT NL 507 120 12 0 14 8 4 3 9 32 10 7 31% 5 6 3 195 9 3 75% 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 15
1963 33 TOT MLB 486 98 11 1 11 4 7 7 4 28 15 2 54% 6 6 9 194 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
1963 33 TOT AL 450 90 10 1 11 4 6 6 4 27 14 2 52% 6 5 8 177 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1963 33 PIT NL 36 8 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 100% 0 1 1 17 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1963 33 DET AL 231 43 7 0 9 2 5 6 1 15 9 1 60% 2 2 4 90 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1963 33 KCA AL 219 47 3 1 2 2 1 0 3 12 5 1 42% 4 3 4 87 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1964 34 TOT MLB 141 38 2 0 9 1 1 0 2 22 14 2 64% 1 3 3 48 2 3 40% 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 18 0
1964 34 KCA AL 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 60% 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1964 34 NYM NL 125 34 2 0 7 1 1 0 2 17 11 1 65% 1 3 3 39 2 3 40% 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 16 0
10 Yrs 4785 1029 107 1 156 70 37 38 69 296 141 41 48% 54 39 28 1768 43 46 48% 40 43 2 3 1 0 0 0 144 16
MLB Averages 51% 60%
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

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+
1955 25 1 3 .250 3.16 33 1 12 0 0 0 68.1 48 24 24 6 42 1 48 2 0 1 285 120 1.317 6.3 0.8 5.5 6.3 1.14 120
1956 26 17 11 .607 3.26 65 18 23 6 2 5 226.2 182 87 82 21 94 5 158 6 0 3 941 118 1.218 7.2 0.8 3.7 6.3 1.68 118
1957 27 33 17 .660 2.92 93 46 23 13 4 5 428.1 352 152 139 35 174 7 276 10 0 6 1769 128 1.228 7.4 0.7 3.7 5.8 1.59 128
1958 28 36 23 .610 3.10 108 56 25 13 4 5 499.0 429 189 172 41 212 7 317 13 0 8 2094 120 1.285 7.7 0.7 3.8 5.7 1.50 120
1959 29 38 31 .551 3.37 151 62 42 13 4 10 596.0 519 250 223 54 255 11 390 19 0 12 2520 111 1.299 7.8 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.53 111
1960 30 41 34 .547 3.60 191 65 56 13 4 11 697.1 625 308 279 70 300 16 457 21 0 17 2963 105 1.326 8.1 0.9 3.9 5.9 1.52 105
1961 31 48 42 .533 3.62 219 86 61 20 6 12 863.0 773 379 347 82 357 22 541 25 0 24 3651 106 1.309 8.1 0.9 3.7 5.6 1.52 106
1962 32 57 47 .548 3.63 268 98 74 22 7 14 988.1 893 441 399 94 396 33 617 28 0 30 4169 106 1.304 8.1 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.56 106
1963 33 59 51 .536 3.67 316 101 94 22 7 16 1104.2 991 497 450 105 441 37 685 30 2 36 4655 105 1.296 8.1 0.9 3.6 5.6 1.55 105
1964 34 59 51 .536 3.74 335 101 99 22 7 17 1137.0 1029 521 473 107 449 37 704 34 3 39 4796 102 1.300 8.1 0.8 3.6 5.6 1.57 102

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
1955 25 4 4 .500 3.04 71.0 53 27 24 7 46 50 2 1.394 6.7 5.8 6.3 1.09 0.9 33
1956 26 10 8 .556 3.27 165.0 142 67 60 16 55 115 4 1.194 7.7 3.0 6.3 2.09 0.9 32
1957 27 15 9 .625 2.89 212.0 193 75 68 16 91 124 5 1.340 8.2 3.9 5.3 1.36 0.7 28
1958 28 4 4 .500 4.86 74.0 88 44 40 7 43 43 3 1.770 10.7 5.2 5.2 1.00 0.9 15
1959 29 5 6 .455 5.17 101.0 95 64 58 14 45 76 6 1.386 8.5 4.0 6.8 1.69 1.2 43
1960 30 6 6 .500 4.46 107.0 112 59 53 17 48 71 2 1.495 9.4 4.0 6.0 1.48 1.4 40
1961 31 10 9 .526 3.46 169.0 154 72 65 12 59 86 4 1.260 8.2 3.1 4.6 1.46 0.6 28
1962 32 7 7 .500 3.96 125.0 122 61 55 12 40 76 3 1.296 8.8 2.9 5.5 1.90 0.9 49
1963 33 6 7 .462 4.03 116.0 101 58 52 11 46 68 2 1.267 7.8 3.6 5.3 1.48 0.9 48
1964 34 2 2 .500 6.47 32.0 41 26 23 2 9 19 4 1.563 11.5 2.5 5.3 2.11 0.6 19
10 Yrs 69 62 .527 3.82 1172.0 1101 553 498 114 482 728 35 1.351 8.5 5.6 1.51 0.9 335



* - 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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1957 AL  3.8 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1956 AL  3.30 (8th)
1957 AL  2.54 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1956 AL  16 (10th)
1957 AL  16 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1956 AL  .667 (7th)
1957 AL  .727 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1956 AL  1.175 (4th)
1957 AL  1.240 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  7.617 (8th)
1957 AL  7.587 (4th)
Career  8.145 (170th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  2.956 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  6.253 (5th)
1957 AL  5.266 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1959 AL  43 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1956 AL  5 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1957 AL  118 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1957 AL  2 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  80 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  2.115 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1957 AL  0.625 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1959 AL  6 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1957 AL  142 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1956 AL  3.27 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  24 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  2.7 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1957 AL  29.66 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1956 AL  2.5 (10th)
1957 AL  2.8 (7th)
1961 NL  2.1 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1957 AL  2.5 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1956 AL  2.2 (10th)
1957 AL  3.4 (3rd)


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 - 3 (572), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 37 (671), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (682), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (867), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (196th), 10.1 career WAR/11.8 7yr-peak WAR/11.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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