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Bruce Sutter    \SUE-ter\

Howard Bruce Sutter

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, PA
High Schools: Donegal HS (Mount Joy, PA), Donegal HS (Mount Joy, PA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1971. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1976 (Age 23.122)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Braves 1976-1988
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: September 9, 1988 (Age 35.245)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2006 (400/520 ballots).
   View Bruce Sutter Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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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
1976 23 CHC NL 6 3 .667 2.70 52 0 28 0 0 10 83.1 63 27 25 4 26 8 73 0 0 2 332 142 2.44 1.068 6.8 0.4 2.8 7.9 2.81
1977 ★ 24 CHC NL 7 3 .700 1.34 62 0 48 0 0 31 107.1 69 21 16 5 23 7 129 1 0 7 411 328 1.61 0.857 5.8 0.4 1.9 10.8 5.61 AS,CYA-6,MVP-7
1978 ★ 25 CHC NL 8 10 .444 3.19 64 0 47 0 0 27 98.2 82 44 35 10 34 7 106 1 1 8 414 126 2.82 1.176 7.5 0.9 3.1 9.7 3.12 AS,MVP-20
1979 ★ 26 CHC NL 6 6 .500 2.22 62 0 56 0 0 37 101.1 67 29 25 3 32 5 110 0 0 9 403 188 1.89 0.977 6.0 0.3 2.8 9.8 3.44 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
1980 ★ 27 CHC NL 5 8 .385 2.64 60 0 43 0 0 28 102.1 90 35 30 5 34 8 76 1 4 2 423 150 2.93 1.212 7.9 0.4 3.0 6.7 2.24 AS
1981 ★ 28 STL NL 3 5 .375 2.62 48 0 36 0 0 25 82.1 64 24 24 5 24 8 57 1 1 0 329 136 2.92 1.069 7.0 0.5 2.6 6.2 2.38 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
1982 29 STL NL 9 8 .529 2.90 70 0 58 0 0 36 102.1 88 38 33 8 34 13 61 3 0 5 424 126 3.63 1.192 7.7 0.7 3.0 5.4 1.79 CYA-3,MVP-5
1983 30 STL NL 9 10 .474 4.23 60 0 46 0 0 21 89.1 90 45 42 8 30 14 64 1 2 2 384 86 3.53 1.343 9.1 0.8 3.0 6.4 2.13
1984 ★ 31 STL NL 5 7 .417 1.54 71 0 63 0 0 45 122.2 109 26 21 9 23 4 77 1 0 2 477 227 3.05 1.076 8.0 0.7 1.7 5.6 3.35 AS,CYA-3,MVP-6
1985 32 ATL NL 7 7 .500 4.48 58 0 50 0 0 23 88.1 91 46 44 13 29 4 52 3 0 0 382 85 4.51 1.358 9.3 1.3 3.0 5.3 1.79
1986 33 ATL NL 2 0 1.000 4.34 16 0 11 0 0 3 18.2 17 9 9 3 9 2 16 0 0 0 80 93 4.59 1.393 8.2 1.4 4.3 7.7 1.78
1988 35 ATL NL 1 4 .200 4.76 38 0 26 0 0 14 45.1 49 26 24 4 11 3 40 1 0 0 193 78 2.95 1.324 9.7 0.8 2.2 7.9 3.64
12 Yrs 68 71 .489 2.83 661 0 512 0 0 300 1042.0 879 370 328 77 309 83 861 13 8 37 4252 136 2.94 1.140 7.6 0.7 2.7 7.4 2.79
162 Game Avg. 7 7 .489 2.83 68 0 53 0 0 31 107 90 38 34 8 32 9 89 1 1 4 437 136 2.94 1.140 7.6 0.7 2.7 7.4 2.79
CHC (5 yrs) 32 30 .516 2.39 300 0 222 0 0 133 493.0 371 156 131 27 149 35 494 3 5 28 1983 171 2.32 1.055 6.8 0.5 2.7 9.0 3.32
STL (4 yrs) 26 30 .464 2.72 249 0 203 0 0 127 396.2 351 133 120 30 111 39 259 6 3 9 1614 132 3.28 1.165 8.0 0.7 2.5 5.9 2.33
ATL (3 yrs) 10 11 .476 4.55 112 0 87 0 0 40 152.1 157 81 77 20 49 9 108 4 0 0 655 84 4.05 1.352 9.3 1.2 2.9 6.4 2.20
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
1976 23 CHC NL 83.1 52 0 27 2.92 4.07 -0.21 -0.33 111.5 4.41 13 1.5 1.5 0.3 2.5 20 .529 .509
1977 ★ 24 CHC NL 107.1 62 0 21 1.76 4.43 -0.20 -0.34 110.4 4.73 35 3.8 2.0 1.7 6.5 45 .562 .524 $50,000 AS,CYA-6,MVP-7
1978 ★ 25 CHC NL 98.2 64 0 44 4.01 4.03 -0.08 -0.33 113.8 4.30 2 0.2 2.4 0.0 1.2 11 .504 .502 AS,MVP-20
1979 ★ 26 CHC NL 101.1 62 0 29 2.58 4.29 -0.23 -0.34 108.9 4.55 21 2.4 2.5 1.6 4.9 31 .538 .515 $225,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
1980 ★ 27 CHC NL 102.1 60 0 35 3.08 4.09 -0.29 -0.32 107.0 4.34 14 1.6 2.0 0.7 3.3 23 .527 .510 $700,000 AS
1981 ★ 28 STL NL 82.1 48 0 24 2.62 3.85 0.26 -0.29 102.0 3.37 6 0.7 2.0 0.2 1.6 13 .514 .504 $975,000 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
1982 29 STL NL 102.1 70 0 38 3.34 4.10 0.31 -0.32 101.8 3.54 1 0.1 2.1 -0.2 0.9 11 .502 .501 $975,000 CYA-3,MVP-5
1983 30 STL NL 89.1 60 0 45 4.53 4.12 0.02 -0.32 99.9 3.77 -8 -0.9 2.2 -0.7 -0.7 0 .486 .495
1984 ★ 31 STL NL 122.2 71 0 26 1.91 4.04 0.08 -0.31 98.9 3.61 22 2.5 1.9 0.9 4.6 34 .535 .515 AS,CYA-3,MVP-6
1985 32 ATL NL 88.1 58 0 46 4.69 4.04 -0.17 -0.32 107.4 4.18 -6 -0.6 1.6 -0.4 -0.1 3 .489 .496 $1,354,167
1986 33 ATL NL 18.2 16 0 9 4.34 4.28 -0.27 -0.33 104.6 4.42 0 0.0 1.7 -0.0 0.2 2 .500 .500 $1,729,167
1988 35 ATL NL 45.1 38 0 26 5.16 3.92 -0.35 -0.31 107.1 4.24 -5 -0.6 1.6 -0.2 -0.4 -1 .485 .497 $1,729,167
12 Seasons 1042.0 661 0 370 3.20 4.11 -0.07 -0.32 106.1 4.10 95 10.8 2.0 3.9 24.5 191 .516 .506 $7,737,501
CHC (5 yrs) 493.0 300 0 156 2.85 4.19 -0.20 -0.33 110.2 4.47 85 9.6 2.1 4.3 18.5 129 .532 .512 $975,000
STL (4 yrs) 396.2 249 0 133 3.02 4.03 0.16 -0.31 100.5 3.58 21 2.4 2.0 0.2 6.4 58 .510 .504 $1,950,000
ATL (3 yrs) 152.1 112 0 81 4.79 4.04 -0.24 -0.32 106.9 4.23 -10 -1.2 1.6 -0.6 -0.4 3 .489 .497 $4,812,501

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
1982 29 STL NL NLCS W ATL 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
1982 ❍ 29 STL NL WS W MIL 1 0 1.000 4.70 4 0 4 0 0 2 7.2 6 4 4 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 32 1.174 7.0 1.2 3.5 7.0 2.00
1 Yr (2 Series) 2 0 1.000 3.00 6 0 6 0 0 3 12.0 6 4 4 1 3 1 7 0 0 0 44 0.750 4.5 0.8 2.3 5.3 2.33
1 NLCS 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
1 WS 1 0 1.000 4.70 4 0 4 0 0 2 7.2 6 4 4 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 32 1.174 7.0 1.2 3.5 7.0 2.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1977 CHC NL 24
1978 CHC NL 25 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8
1979 CHC NL 26 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 9 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 13.5 1.50
1980 CHC NL 27 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0.500 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1981 STL NL 28 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1984 STL NL 31
6 Yrs (4 GP) 0 2 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 2 6.2 2 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 24 0.750 2.7 0.0 4.1 9.5 2.33

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
1976 23 CHC NL 52 332 301 27 63 9 5 4 7 4 26 73 .209 .271 .312 .584 .262 94 5 0 4 1 8 3
1977 24 CHC NL 62 411 377 21 69 14 2 5 7 4 23 129 .183 .231 .271 .502 .262 102 5 1 9 1 7 6
1978 25 CHC NL 64 414 373 44 82 16 0 10 12 5 34 106 .220 .285 .343 .628 .277 128 3 1 3 3 7 9
1979 26 CHC NL 1 62 403 361 29 67 8 2 3 8 2 32 110 .186 .249 .244 .493 .254 88 5 0 6 4 5 7
1980 27 CHC NL 60 423 371 35 90 14 1 5 13 5 34 76 .243 .306 .326 .633 .291 121 12 1 14 2 8 9
1981 28 STL NL 48 328 293 24 64 14 5 5 11 3 24 57 .218 .277 .352 .629 .252 103 6 1 7 3 8 2
1982 29 STL NL 70 424 375 38 88 16 5 8 6 1 34 61 .235 .302 .368 .670 .260 138 12 3 10 2 13 8
1983 30 STL NL 60 384 343 45 90 8 3 8 12 4 30 64 .262 .321 .373 .694 .299 128 8 1 7 3 14 7
1984 31 STL NL 71 477 445 26 109 15 1 9 9 3 23 77 .245 .281 .344 .625 .275 153 18 1 4 4 4 3
1985 32 ATL NL 58 382 341 46 91 15 2 13 0 2 29 52 .267 .328 .437 .765 .281 149 4 3 7 2 4 3
1986 33 ATL NL 16 80 70 9 17 4 0 3 6 1 9 16 .243 .329 .429 .758 .275 30 2 0 1 0 2 0
1988 35 ATL NL 38 193 178 26 49 5 1 4 6 2 11 40 .275 .321 .382 .703 .336 68 5 1 3 0 3 3
12 Yrs 1 661 4251 3828 370 879 138 27 77 97 36 309 861 .230 .288 .340 .628 .275 1302 85 13 75 25 83 60
162 Game Avg. 0 68 437 394 38 90 14 3 8 10 4 32 89 .230 .288 .340 .628 .275 134 9 1 8 3 9 6
MLB Averages .260 .325 .388 .713 .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
1976 23 CHC NL 10.3 1.1 343 3.5 8.3 -4.8 1.26 1.9 0.9 18.9 2.0 0.96 18.9 23 10 16
1977 24 CHC NL 31.3 3.3 427 5.1 16.1 -11.0 2.04 3.2 -0.6 33.9 3.3 0.98 35.1 42 14 6
1978 25 CHC NL 6.3 0.7 439 -0.2 14.8 -15.0 2.13 0.6 -0.7 3.9 0.4 1.03 4.1 47 12 5
1979 26 CHC NL 19.4 2.0 422 3.9 15.9 -12.0 2.21 2.3 -0.6 21.3 2.1 1.03 25.3 49 9 4
1980 27 CHC NL 13.0 1.4 444 3.1 15.7 -12.5 2.15 0.7 0.7 11.9 1.2 1.04 8.1 45 9 6
1981 28 STL NL 9.8 1.1 342 0.9 10.9 -10.1 1.93 1.1 -0.7 9.2 1.0 0.98 9.6 32 11 5
1982 29 STL NL 8.2 0.9 436 2.2 15.2 -13.0 2.10 1.0 0.1 7.4 0.8 1.06 7.2 44 17 9
1983 30 STL NL -4.6 -0.5 402 -0.6 14.2 -14.8 2.27 -0.0 -0.2 -10.3 -1.1 1.06 -3.2 49 3 8
1984 31 STL NL 26.5 2.8 490 4.4 16.7 -12.3 1.82 2.0 0.5 30.4 3.3 0.94 20.9 42 22 7
1985 32 ATL NL -4.5 -0.5 385 -1.0 11.0 -12.1 1.76 -0.3 -0.3 -8.9 -0.9 0.98 -4.4 32 11 15
1986 33 ATL NL -0.2 -0.0 87 -1.0 1.9 -3.0 1.54 -0.4 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3 1.04 -2.1 5 8 3
1988 35 ATL NL -4.7 -0.5 201 -2.1 5.9 -8.0 1.97 -0.2 -0.9 -10.1 -1.0 1.01 -1.4 22 4 12
12 Yrs 111.0 11.8 4418 18.2 146.6 -128.4 1.97 11.9 -2.7 105.0 10.9 1.01 118.0 432 130 96

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
1976 23 CHC NL 52 52 28 6 3 12 10 2 83% 14 2 32 7 22% 8 1.258 23 10 16 15 14 23 18 34 33 12 35 19 4.8
1977 24 CHC NL 62 62 48 7 3 40 31 9 78% 40 0 50 14 28% 7 2.035 42 14 6 44 12 6 33 29 36 9 37 17 5.2
1978 25 CHC NL 64 64 47 8 10 41 27 14 66% 43 2 58 18 31% 8 2.129 47 12 5 46 16 2 40 24 40 10 41 21 4.6
1979 26 CHC NL 62 62 56 6 6 47 37 10 79% 47 0 55 13 24% 8 2.207 49 9 4 49 9 4 36 26 41 7 41 22 4.9
1980 27 CHC NL 60 60 43 5 8 37 28 9 76% 39 2 38 9 24% 8 2.155 45 9 6 39 14 7 22 38 39 8 42 15 5.1
1981 28 STL NL 48 48 36 3 5 32 25 7 78% 32 0 32 11 34% 8 1.926 32 11 5 34 12 2 17 31 32 7 32 16 5.1
1982 29 STL NL 70 70 58 9 8 45 36 9 80% 47 2 54 14 26% 8 2.101 44 17 9 51 14 5 38 32 43 12 44 24 4.4
1983 30 STL NL 60 60 46 9 10 30 21 9 70% 30 0 43 20 47% 8 2.267 49 3 8 35 21 4 29 31 35 11 36 14 4.5
1984 31 STL NL 71 71 63 5 7 53 45 8 85% 53 0 48 12 25% 8 1.818 42 22 7 55 9 7 34 37 51 5 51 20 5.2
1985 32 ATL NL 58 58 50 7 7 35 23 12 66% 35 0 17 10 59% 8 1.758 32 11 15 46 8 4 10 48 31 4 31 14 4.6
1986 33 ATL NL 16 16 11 2 0 6 3 3 50% 7 1 10 4 40% 8 1.538 5 8 3 7 2 7 6 10 5 5 6 1 3.5
1988 35 ATL NL 38 38 26 1 4 23 14 9 61% 25 2 8 5 63% 9 1.967 22 4 12 29 1 8 6 32 11 4 11 2 3.6 18
12 Yrs 661 661 512 68 71 401 300 101 75% 412 11 445 137 31% 1.969 432 130 96 450 132 79 289 372 397 94 407 185 4.7 18

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%
1976 23 CHC NL 332 55% 1.2% 22.0% 7.8% 5.4% 29% 1.39 68% 56 5 9%
1977 24 CHC NL 411 57% 1.2% 31.4% 5.6% 5.1% 30% 1.86 59% 58 5 9%
1978 25 CHC NL 414 51% 2.4% 25.6% 8.2% 6.3% 32% 1.75 63% 88 3 3%
1979 26 CHC NL 403 51% 0.7% 27.3% 7.9% 3.2% 19% 2.47 63% 84 5 6%
1980 27 CHC NL 423 52% 1.2% 18.0% 8.0% 4.7% 22% 2.39 69% 79 12 15%
1981 28 STL NL 328 43% 1.5% 17.4% 7.3% 7.3% 38% 1.78 71% 50 6 12%
1982 29 STL NL 424 48% 1.9% 14.4% 8.0% 6.8% 33% 1.68 73% 98 12 12%
1983 30 STL NL 384 49% 2.1% 16.7% 7.8% 5.0% 21% 2.26 71% 91 8 9%
1984 31 STL NL 477 50% 1.9% 16.1% 4.8% 5.2% 23% 1.85 76% 86 18 21%
1985 32 ATL NL 382 52% 3.4% 13.6% 7.6% 7.9% 33% 1.27 73% 78 4 5%
1986 33 ATL NL 80 43% 3.8% 20.0% 11.3% 8.8% 41% 1.60 64% 15 2 13%
1988 35 ATL NL 193 46% 2.1% 20.7% 5.7% 5.2% 20% 1.09 1.85 69% 15% 10.3% 39% 42 5 12%
12 Yrs 4251 51% 1.8% 20.3% 7.3% 5.7% 28% 1.09 1.82 69% 15% 10.3% 39% 825 85 10%
MLB Averages 42% 2.1% 13.6% 8.5% 6.7% 29% 0.80 1.09 74% 20% 8.2% 41% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1988 35 ATL NL 186 675 3.63 456 68.6% 18.6% 17.5% 34.0% 29.8% 81.4% 4.6% 55.8% 78.4% 62.4% 4.8% 9 5 26.9% 50 28 3 8 30 21.1% 8 1 7 0 0
1 Yr 186 675 3.63 456 68.6% 18.6% 17.5% 34.0% 29.8% 81.4% 4.6% 55.8% 78.4% 62.4% 4.8% 9 5 26.9% 50 28 3 8 30 21.1% 8 1 7 0 0
MLB Averages 3.58 62.8% 24.4% 14.3% 27.0% 34.3% 75.6% 2.2% 47.4% 81.0% 57.1% 5.5% 18.9% 26.3%

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
1976 23 CHC NL 332 63 4 0 8 3 1 2 2 19 6 4 32% 3 2 0 117 7 4 64% 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
1977 24 CHC NL 411 69 5 0 15 4 1 3 2 26 9 8 35% 6 7 0 154 7 4 64% 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
1978 25 CHC NL 414 82 10 0 15 3 7 7 3 36 18 6 50% 9 8 0 179 12 5 71% 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1979 26 CHC NL 402 67 3 1 16 3 0 2 1 29 15 4 52% 7 9 0 173 8 2 80% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
1980 27 CHC NL 423 90 5 0 16 2 3 1 4 28 15 2 54% 9 2 0 170 13 5 72% 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
1981 28 STL NL 328 64 5 0 10 1 4 2 3 21 13 2 62% 2 0 0 114 11 3 79% 9 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 0
1982 29 STL NL 424 88 8 0 23 3 5 1 7 46 17 5 37% 8 5 0 173 6 1 86% 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1983 30 STL NL 384 90 8 1 16 6 2 6 2 38 21 4 55% 7 2 0 171 12 4 75% 11 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
1984 31 STL NL 477 109 9 0 9 4 5 5 4 23 8 3 35% 3 2 0 186 9 3 75% 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1985 32 ATL NL 382 91 13 2 12 8 5 8 5 28 18 2 64% 3 0 0 151 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1986 33 ATL NL 80 17 3 0 2 3 0 3 0 4 1 0 25% 0 0 0 28 6 1 86% 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 35 ATL NL 193 49 7 1 4 0 7 2 2 2 2 18 14 2 78% 3 0 0 73 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 4250 879 7 1 77 4 149 42 35 42 35 316 155 42 49% 60 37 0 1689 97 36 73% 86 32 9 2 2 2 0 0 94 1
MLB Averages 53% 67%

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+
1976 23 6 3 .667 2.70 52 0 28 0 0 10 83.1 63 27 25 4 26 8 73 0 0 2 332 142 1.068 6.8 0.4 2.8 7.9 2.81 142
1977 24 13 6 .684 1.94 114 0 76 0 0 41 190.2 132 48 41 9 49 15 202 1 0 9 743 215 0.949 6.2 0.4 2.3 9.5 4.12 215
1978 25 21 16 .568 2.36 178 0 123 0 0 68 289.1 214 92 76 19 83 22 308 2 1 17 1157 174 1.026 6.7 0.6 2.6 9.6 3.71 174
1979 26 27 22 .551 2.33 240 0 179 0 0 105 390.2 281 121 101 22 115 27 418 2 1 26 1560 177 1.014 6.5 0.5 2.6 9.6 3.63 177
1980 27 32 30 .516 2.39 300 0 222 0 0 133 493.0 371 156 131 27 149 35 494 3 5 28 1983 171 1.055 6.8 0.5 2.7 9.0 3.32 171
1981 28 35 35 .500 2.42 348 0 258 0 0 158 575.1 435 180 155 32 173 43 551 4 6 28 2312 166 1.057 6.8 0.5 2.7 8.6 3.19 166
1982 29 44 43 .506 2.50 418 0 316 0 0 194 677.2 523 218 188 40 207 56 612 7 6 33 2736 159 1.077 6.9 0.5 2.7 8.1 2.96 159
1983 30 53 53 .500 2.70 478 0 362 0 0 215 767.0 613 263 230 48 237 70 676 8 8 35 3120 145 1.108 7.2 0.6 2.8 7.9 2.85 145
1984 31 58 60 .492 2.54 549 0 425 0 0 260 889.2 722 289 251 57 260 74 753 9 8 37 3597 152 1.104 7.3 0.6 2.6 7.6 2.90 152
1985 32 65 67 .492 2.71 607 0 475 0 0 283 978.0 813 335 295 70 289 78 805 12 8 37 3979 142 1.127 7.5 0.6 2.7 7.4 2.79 142
1986 33 67 67 .500 2.75 623 0 486 0 0 286 996.2 830 344 304 73 298 80 821 12 8 37 4059 141 1.132 7.5 0.7 2.7 7.4 2.76 141
1987 34 67 67 .500 2.75 623 0 486 0 0 286 996.2 830 344 304 73 298 80 821 12 8 37 4059 141 1.132 7.5 0.7 2.7 7.4 2.76 141
1988 35 68 71 .489 2.83 661 0 512 0 0 300 1042.0 879 370 328 77 309 83 861 13 8 37 4252 136 1.140 7.6 0.7 2.7 7.4 2.79 136

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
1976 23 5 4 .556 2.60 83.0 64 27 24 4 26 73 0 1.084 6.9 2.8 7.9 2.81 0.4 52
1977 24 7 5 .583 1.35 107.0 65 18 16 5 22 129 1 0.813 5.5 1.9 10.9 5.86 0.4 62
1978 25 6 5 .545 3.55 99.0 81 43 39 10 34 106 1 1.162 7.4 3.1 9.6 3.12 0.9 64
1979 26 6 5 .545 2.14 101.0 64 27 24 3 31 110 0 0.941 5.7 2.8 9.8 3.55 0.3 62
1980 27 6 5 .545 2.82 102.0 91 35 32 5 34 76 1 1.225 8.0 3.0 6.7 2.24 0.4 60
1981 28 7 7 .500 2.59 125.0 104 40 36 8 39 86 2 1.144 7.5 2.8 6.2 2.21 0.6 48
1982 29 6 5 .545 3.18 102.0 92 40 36 8 36 61 3 1.255 8.1 3.2 5.4 1.69 0.7 70
1983 30 5 5 .500 4.35 89.0 94 48 43 8 31 64 1 1.404 9.5 3.1 6.5 2.06 0.8 60
1984 31 8 6 .571 1.90 123.0 120 29 26 10 25 77 1 1.179 8.8 1.8 5.6 3.08 0.7 71
1985 32 5 5 .500 4.30 88.0 93 47 42 13 30 52 3 1.398 9.5 3.1 5.3 1.73 1.3 58
1986 33 1 1 .500 3.79 19.0 18 9 8 3 10 16 0 1.474 8.5 4.7 7.6 1.60 1.4 16
1988 35 2 3 .400 4.80 45.0 51 27 24 4 11 40 1 1.378 10.2 2.2 8.0 3.64 0.8 38
12 Yrs 64 56 .533 2.91 1083.0 937 390 350 81 329 890 14 1.169 7.8 7.4 2.71 0.7 661



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1994 BBWAA (23.9%)
1995 BBWAA (29.8%)
1996 BBWAA (29.1%)
1997 BBWAA (27.5%)
1998 BBWAA (31.1%)
1999 BBWAA (24.3%)
2000 BBWAA (38.5%)
2001 BBWAA (47.6%)
2002 BBWAA (50.4%)
2003 BBWAA (53.6%)
2004 BBWAA (59.5%)
2005 BBWAA (66.7%)
2006 BBWAA (76.9%)
Selected to HOF in 2006 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 NL (7, 20%)
1978 NL (20, 1%)
1979 NL (7, 21%)
1981 NL (8, 18%)
1982 NL (5, 40%)
1984 NL (6, 20%)
1.20 Career Shares (202nd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 NL (6, 4%)
1979 NL (1, 60%)
1981 NL (5, 1%)
1982 NL (3, 21%)
1984 NL (3, 28%)
1 Cy Young
1.14 Career Shares (48th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1977 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 May 15th NL Player of the Week
1978 Jul 9th NL Player of the Week
1979 Apr 22nd NL Player of the Week
1982 Aug 29th NL Player of the Week
1982 Sep 19th NL Player of the Week
1984 Apr 15th NL Player of the Week
1984 Sep 9th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1977 NL  6.6 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1977 NL  6.5 (5th)
1979 NL  4.9 (4th)
1984 NL  4.6 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  2.83 (111th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
Career  1.140 (48th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.592 (42nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  7.437 (82nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1981 NL  48 (6th)
1982 NL  70 (7th)
1984 NL  71 (5th)
Career  661 (135th)

Saves s c a p y
1977 NL  31 (2nd)
1978 NL  27 (4th)
1979 NL  37 (1st)
1980 NL  28 (1st)
1981 NL  25 (1st)
1982 NL  36 (1st)
1983 NL  21 (4th)
1984 NL  45 (1st)
1985 NL  23 (6th)
Career  300 (25th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Career  2.786 (66th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1979 NL  9 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1977 NL  48 (7th)
1978 NL  47 (6th)
1979 NL  56 (2nd)
1980 NL  43 (8th)
1981 NL  36 (4th)
1982 NL  58 (3rd)
1983 NL  46 (7th)
1984 NL  63 (1st)
1985 NL  50 (2nd)
Career  512 (36th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Career  136 (20th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  2.94 (114th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1977 NL  31 (6th)
1979 NL  19 (4th)
1984 NL  27 (1st)
Career  111 (208th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1977 NL  3.3 (6th)
1979 NL  2.1 (3rd)
1984 NL  2.9 (1st)
Career  11.8 (201st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1977 NL  33.87 (6th)
1979 NL  21.34 (5th)
1984 NL  30.40 (1st)
Career  105.03 (142nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1976 NL  3.5 (3rd)
1977 NL  5.1 (3rd)
1979 NL  3.9 (3rd)
1980 NL  3.1 (4th)
1984 NL  4.4 (1st)
Career  18.2 (78th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1977 NL  3.2 (7th)
1979 NL  2.3 (4th)
1984 NL  2.0 (9th)
Career  11.9 (120th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1977 NL  3.3 (7th)
1979 NL  2.1 (7th)
1984 NL  3.3 (1st)
Career  10.9 (149th)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,354,167 (10th)
1986 NL  $1,729,167 (8th)
1987 NL  $1,729,167 (8th)
1988 NL  $1,729,167 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 15 (153), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 91 (123), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (420), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (17th), 24.6 career WAR/24.6 7yr-peak WAR/24.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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