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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 1, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #295. Teddy Higuera… #296. David Price… #297. Ray Caldwell… #298. BRUCE SUTTER… #299. Bruce Hurst… #300. Frank Dwyer… #301. Tom Gordon… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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

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
1976 23 CHC NL 52 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .111 .000 .111 -67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 ★ 24 CHC NL 62 22 20 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .150 .227 .150 .377 -0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-7
1978 ★ 25 CHC NL 64 19 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .077 .200 .077 .277 -23 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 AS,MVP-20
1979 ★ 26 CHC NL 62 15 12 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 .250 .308 .250 .558 49 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
1980 ★ 27 CHC NL 60 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .111 .222 -39 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 AS
1981 ★ 28 STL NL 48 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
1982 29 STL NL 70 11 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125 .111 .125 .236 -34 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 CYA-3,MVP-5
1983 30 STL NL 60 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1984 ★ 31 STL NL 71 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-6
1985 32 ATL NL 58 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 33 ATL NL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 35 ATL NL 38 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 661 121 102 6 9 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 50 .088 .153 .088 .241 -33 9 1 1 10 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 30 25 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 12 .088 .153 .088 .241 -33 2 0 0 2 0 0
CHC (5 yrs) 300 75 62 5 8 0 0 0 4 1 0 6 35 .129 .206 .129 .335 -9 8 1 0 7 0 0
STL (4 yrs) 249 39 34 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 .029 .056 .029 .085 -76 1 0 1 3 1 0
ATL (3 yrs) 112 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 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
1976 23 CHC NL 52 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1977 ★ 24 CHC NL 62 22 -3 0 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $50,000 1 AS,CYA-6,MVP-7
1978 ★ 25 CHC NL 64 19 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 AS,MVP-20
1979 ★ 26 CHC NL 62 15 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $225,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
1980 ★ 27 CHC NL 60 10 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $700,000 1 AS
1981 ★ 28 STL NL 48 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $975,000 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
1982 29 STL NL 70 11 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $975,000 1 CYA-3,MVP-5
1983 30 STL NL 60 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1984 ★ 31 STL NL 71 10 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-6
1985 32 ATL NL 58 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,354,167 1
1986 33 ATL NL 16 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,729,167 1
1988 35 ATL NL 38 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $1,729,167 1
12 Seasons 661 121 -18 0 0 0 18 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.3 0 $7,737,501
CHC (5 yrs) 300 75 -10 0 -0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $975,000
STL (4 yrs) 249 39 -8 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.2 -1 $1,950,000
ATL (3 yrs) 112 7 -1 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $4,812,501

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
1982 29 STL NL NLCS ATL W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 ❍ 29 STL NL WS MIL W 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1976 CHC NL 23 P 52 0 0 83.1 16 6 9 1 1 .938 1.62 0.29 .950 1.88 1.87 7 4 36% 33% 0
1977 CHC NL 24 P 62 0 0 107.1 25 11 14 0 0 1.000 2.10 0.40 .950 1.85 1.85 7 4 36% 35% 0 AS,CYA-6,MVP-7
1978 CHC NL 25 P 64 0 0 98.2 21 12 9 0 0 1.000 1.92 0.33 .951 1.91 1.89 12 5 29% 32% 0 AS,MVP-20
1979 CHC NL 26 P 62 0 0 101.1 27 9 15 3 0 .889 2.13 0.39 .951 1.80 1.80 8 2 20% 34% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
1980 CHC NL 27 P 60 0 0 102.1 20 6 14 0 0 1.000 1.76 0.33 .952 1.91 1.91 13 5 28% 31% 0 AS
1981 STL NL 28 P 48 0 0 82.1 15 7 8 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.31 .959 1.97 1.98 11 3 21% 33% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
1982 STL NL 29 P 70 0 0 102.1 22 6 15 1 5 .955 1.85 0.30 .952 1.96 1.97 6 1 14% 32% 0 CYA-3,MVP-5
1983 STL NL 30 P 60 0 0 89.1 32 11 19 2 1 .938 3.02 0.50 .952 1.92 1.91 12 4 25% 33% 0
1984 STL NL 31 P 71 0 0 122.2 33 14 19 0 2 1.000 2.42 0.46 .954 1.88 1.87 9 3 25% 31% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-6
1985 ATL NL 32 P 58 0 0 88.1 18 5 13 0 0 1.000 1.83 0.31 .953 1.92 1.92 0 2 100% 30% 0
1986 ATL NL 33 P 16 0 0 18.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.25 .955 1.93 1.94 6 1 14% 32% 0
1988 ATL NL 35 P 38 0 0 45.1 11 2 7 2 0 .818 1.79 0.24 .955 1.97 1.96 6 2 25% 29% 0
12 Seasons P 661 0 0 1042.0 244 90 145 9 9 .963 2.03 0.36 .952 1.90 1.90 97 36 27% 32% 0
12 Seasons TOT 661 0 0 1042.0 244 90 145 9 9 .963 2.03 0.36 .952 1.90 1.90 97 36 27% 32% 0
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.
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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
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 (81st)

Games Played s c a p y
1981 NL  48 (6th)
1982 NL  70 (7th)
1984 NL  71 (5th)
Career  661 (134th)

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 (141st)

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 (77th)

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)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1984 NL  71 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  2.03 (56th)

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 (152), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (803), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 91 (122), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (419), 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

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1977 24 Chicago Cubs $50,000 ? 8/16/81 NYT
1979 26 Chicago Cubs $225,000 ? 3/15/80 TSN
1980 27 Chicago Cubs $700,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide Player win; team offered $350K
1981 28 St. Louis Cardinals $975,000 ? 2/14/81 TSN
1982 29 St. Louis Cardinals $975,000 ? 2/14/81 TSN
1985 32 Atlanta Braves $1,354,167 ? 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus
1986 33 Atlanta Braves $1,729,167 ? 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus
1987 34 Atlanta Braves $1,729,167 ? 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus; missed season
1988 35 Atlanta Braves $1,729,167 ? USA Today, 4/1/88; 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus
1989 36 Atlanta Braves $1,729,167 ? 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus; retired
1990 37 Atlanta Braves $1,729,167 ? 3/25/85 TSN 6/$10MM, incl. $1.375MM bonus; retired
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,925,002
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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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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