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Don Sutton

Donald Howard Sutton (Black & Decker)

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

Born: April 2, 1945 in Clio, AL
High School: Gonzalez Tate HS (Pensacola, FL)
Schools: Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL), Mississippi College (Clinton, MS), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Whittier College (Whittier, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1966 (Age 21.012)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Angels/Brewers/Astros/Athletics 1966-1988
Agents: Lonnie Cooper, previously: LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: August 9, 1988 (Age 43.129)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1998 (386/473 ballots).
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Standard Batting

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
1966 21 LAD NL 38 86 82 4 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 27 .183 .202 .207 .410 19 17 1 1 2 0 0 1
1967 22 LAD NL 43 84 75 4 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 24 .133 .156 .160 .316 -5 12 0 0 7 0 0 1
1968 23 LAD NL 36 72 62 3 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 22 .177 .197 .177 .374 17 11 1 0 6 2 0 1
1969 24 LAD NL 41 108 98 6 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 28 .153 .162 .153 .315 -8 15 5 1 9 0 0 1
1970 25 LAD NL 40 100 84 6 13 2 1 0 6 1 0 10 22 .155 .253 .202 .455 27 17 1 1 5 0 0 1
1971 26 LAD NL 39 95 88 4 19 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 18 .216 .242 .239 .480 41 21 0 0 4 0 0 1
1972 ★ 27 LAD NL 33 105 91 4 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 24 .143 .170 .143 .313 -9 13 0 1 11 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
1973 ★ 28 LAD NL 33 97 84 6 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 17 .119 .167 .131 .298 -15 11 3 0 7 1 0 1 AS,CYA-5
1974 29 LAD NL 40 111 98 7 18 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 22 .184 .216 .204 .420 20 20 3 1 9 0 0 1 CYA-4
1975 ★ 30 LAD NL 35 96 80 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 20 .138 .179 .150 .329 -6 12 3 0 12 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
1976 31 LAD NL 35 99 84 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 19 .083 .144 .095 .240 -30 8 3 0 9 0 0 1 CYA-3,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 LAD NL 33 91 73 3 11 2 0 0 8 0 0 8 21 .151 .235 .178 .413 13 13 2 0 10 0 0 1 AS
1978 33 LAD NL 34 90 72 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 22 .083 .132 .083 .215 -38 6 0 0 14 0 0 1
1979 34 LAD NL 33 86 77 2 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 17 .143 .154 .143 .297 -18 11 1 0 8 0 0 1
1980 35 LAD NL 32 73 64 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 19 .078 .092 .078 .170 -52 5 4 0 8 0 0 1
1981 36 HOU NL 23 62 51 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 12 .137 .228 .137 .365 8 7 2 1 5 0 0 1
1982 37 TOT MLB 34 74 68 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .162 .186 .162 .347 2 11 0 0 4 0 0 1
1982 37 HOU NL 27 74 68 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .162 .186 .162 .347 2 11 0 0 4 0 0 1
1982 37 MIL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1983 38 MIL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 39 MIL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 40 TOT AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 40 OAK AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 40 CAL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1986 41 CAL AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 42 CAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 43 LAD NL 16 30 23 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .087 .125 .087 .212 -37 2 0 0 6 0 0 1
23 Yrs 785 1559 1354 64 195 15 1 0 64 1 0 60 365 .144 .183 .157 .340 -2 212 29 6 136 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 322 279 13 40 3 0 0 13 0 0 12 75 .144 .183 .157 .340 -2 44 6 1 28 1 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
LAD (16 yrs) 561 1423 1235 60 177 15 1 0 60 1 0 53 328 .143 .181 .157 .338 -3 194 27 5 127 3 0
CAL (3 yrs) 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MIL (3 yrs) 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (2 yrs) 50 136 119 4 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 37 .151 .205 .151 .356 5 18 2 1 9 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (18 yrs) 611 1559 1354 64 195 15 1 0 64 1 0 60 365 .144 .183 .157 .340 -2 212 29 6 136 3 0
AL (6 yrs) 174 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1966 21 LAD NL 38 86 -9 -0 0 0 9 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1967 22 LAD NL 43 84 -8 -0 1 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1968 23 LAD NL 36 72 -7 -1 0 0 7 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1969 24 LAD NL 41 108 -15 0 -0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1970 25 LAD NL 40 100 -9 0 1 0 12 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1971 26 LAD NL 39 95 -5 -0 0 0 10 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .515 .504 0.6 0.0 5 1
1972 ★ 27 LAD NL 33 105 -13 -0 0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1 AS,CYA-5
1973 ★ 28 LAD NL 33 97 -11 -0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $88,000 1 AS,CYA-5
1974 29 LAD NL 40 111 -11 -1 -0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $114,000 1 CYA-4
1975 ★ 30 LAD NL 35 96 -13 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.3 0.0 -2 $156,000 1 AS,CYA-5
1976 31 LAD NL 35 99 -14 0 -1 0 11 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $156,000 1 CYA-3,MVP-22
1977 ★ 32 LAD NL 33 91 -10 0 -0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $250,000 1 AS
1978 33 LAD NL 34 90 -15 -0 0 0 11 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .484 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 $250,000 1
1979 34 LAD NL 33 86 -13 -1 -0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $250,000 1
1980 35 LAD NL 32 73 -14 -0 -0 0 8 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .477 .495 -0.8 0.0 -6 $250,000 1
1981 36 HOU NL 23 62 -6 -0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $875,000 1
1982 37 HOU NL 27 74 -9 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $825,000 1
1982 37 MIL AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1983 38 MIL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $825,000 1
1984 39 MIL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $625,000 1
1985 40 OAK AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1985 40 CAL AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000 /1
1986 41 CAL AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $890,000 1
1987 42 CAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $890,000 1
1988 43 LAD NL 16 30 -4 -0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $350,000 1
23 Seasons 785 1559 -186 -3 1 0 176 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .498 .500 -1.6 0.5 -12 $7,544,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
LAD (16 yrs) 561 1423 -171 -3 1 0 159 -14 -1.5 0 -14 -1.5 .497 .499 -1.8 0.3 -14 $1,864,000
CAL (3 yrs) 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $2,530,000
MIL (3 yrs) 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,450,000
HOU (2 yrs) 50 136 -15 0 0 0 16 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,700,000
OAK (1 yr) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1966 21 LAD NL 86 70 3 1.2 89 .273 .183 .255 .202 .313 .207 .385 .410 .697 19 .086 -8.7 -0.9 .279 .037 .024
1967 22 LAD NL 84 72 2 0.8 83 .196 .133 .248 .156 .308 .160 .363 .316 .672 -5 .045 -9.9 -1.1 .215 .053 .027
1968 23 LAD NL 72 60 3 1.4 75 .262 .177 .243 .197 .300 .177 .342 .374 .642 17 .144 -5.9 -0.7 .250 .032 .000
1969 24 LAD NL 108 97 2 0.6 89 .214 .153 .251 .162 .320 .153 .372 .315 .693 -8 .024 -14.0 -1.5 .182 .000 .000
1970 25 LAD NL 100 77 5 1.8 99 .210 .155 .261 .253 .333 .202 .399 .455 .732 27 .143 -8.6 -0.8 .403 .179 .048 .0
1971 26 LAD NL 95 73 6 2.2 87 .271 .216 .253 .242 .318 .239 .370 .480 .688 41 .247 -6.9 -0.7 .348 .057 .023
1972 27 LAD NL 105 89 3 0.9 90 .194 .143 .254 .170 .322 .143 .376 .313 .698 -9 .061 -13.2 -1.4 .205 .022 .000
1973 28 LAD NL 97 85 2 0.6 93 .147 .119 .258 .167 .326 .131 .383 .298 .710 -15 .030 -13.0 -1.4 .208 .071 .012
1974 29 LAD NL 111 92 4 1.2 91 .237 .184 .258 .216 .329 .204 .372 .420 .701 20 .086 -10.5 -1.1 .289 .051 .020
1975 30 LAD NL 96 84 2 0.6 92 .183 .138 .260 .179 .330 .150 .375 .329 .704 -6 .030 -11.4 -1.2 .222 .063 .013
1976 31 LAD NL 99 89 1 0.3 90 .108 .083 .260 .144 .326 .095 .371 .240 .698 -30 .008 -14.4 -1.6 .175 .083 .012
1977 32 LAD NL 91 74 4 1.5 102 .212 .151 .268 .235 .336 .178 .409 .413 .744 13 .108 -9.0 -0.9 .328 .137 .027
1978 33 LAD NL 90 80 2 0.7 94 .120 .083 .261 .132 .329 .083 .384 .215 .712 -38 .034 -13.6 -1.4 .152 .056 .000
1979 34 LAD NL 86 75 2 0.7 99 .183 .143 .268 .154 .333 .143 .397 .297 .731 -18 .035 -12.8 -1.3 .179 .013 .000
1980 35 LAD NL 73 71 0 0.0 94 .111 .078 .266 .092 .328 .078 .386 .170 .713 -52 .000 -13.1 -1.4 .095 .016 .000
1981 36 HOU NL 62 51 2 1.1 88 .179 .137 .257 .228 .321 .137 .368 .365 .689 8 .077 -6.0 -0.6 .283 .098 .000
1982 37 TOT MLB 74 61 2 0.9 88 .256 .162 .256 .186 .318 .162 .372 .347 .690 2 .055 -8.8 -0.9 .228 .029 .000
1982 37 HOU NL 74 61 2 0.9 88 .256 .162 .256 .186 .318 .162 .372 .347 .690 2 .055 -8.8 -0.9 .228 .029 .000
1988 43 LAD NL 30 27 1 1.0 88 .118 .087 .254 .125 .317 .087 .373 .212 .690 -37 .073 -4.1 -0.4 .143 .043 .000
23 Yrs 1559 1327 46 0.9 91 .197 .144 .257 .183 .323 .157 .378 .340 .701 -2 .060 -183.7 -19.4 .235 .058 .013 .0
162 Game Avg. 322 274 9 0.9 91 .197 .144 .257 .183 .323 .157 .378 .340 .701 -2 .060 -183.7 -19.4 .235 .058 .013
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
LAD (16 yrs) 1423 1215 42 0.9 91 .195 .143 .257 .181 .324 .157 .379 .338 .702 -3 .059 -169.0 -17.8 .233 .057 .014 .0
HOU (2 yrs) 136 112 4 1.0 88 .220 .151 .256 .205 .319 .151 .370 .356 .689 5 .064 -14.7 -1.6 .252 .059 .000
NL (18 yrs) 1559 1327 46 0.9 91 .197 .144 .257 .183 .323 .157 .378 .340 .701 -2 .060 -183.7 -19.4 .235 .058 .013 .0

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
1974 29 LAD NL NLCS PIT W 2 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 1 0 0
1974 29 LAD NL WS OAK L 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1977 32 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 32 LAD NL WS NYY L 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 33 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 33 LAD NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 37 MIL AL ALCS CAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 37 MIL AL WS STL L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 41 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (9 Series) 15 24 20 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .100 .182 .100 .282 2 0 0 2 0 0
2 ALCS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLCS 4 13 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 1 0 0
4 WS 8 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .100 .000 .100 0 0 0 1 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 LAD NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 LAD NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 LAD NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 LAD NL 32 as P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 Yrs (4 GP) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1966 21 LAD NL 86 0.0% 31.4% 1.2% 2.3% 13% 27.00 3.0 41.0 3.00 64%
1967 22 LAD NL 84 0.0% 28.6% 2.4% 2.4% 20% 12.00 3.1 18.8 2.75 61%
1968 23 LAD NL 72 0.0% 30.6% 2.8% 0.0% 0% 11.00 2.8 20.7 2.17 58%
1969 24 LAD NL 108 0.0% 25.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.5 32.7 1.92 65%
1970 25 LAD NL 100 0.0% 22.0% 10.0% 3.0% 23% 2.20 3.8 14.0 2.06 62%
1971 26 LAD NL 95 0.0% 19.0% 3.2% 2.1% 11% 6.00 4.9 12.6 1.89 74%
1972 27 LAD NL 105 0.0% 22.9% 1.9% 0.0% 0% 12.00 3.8 91.0 2.56 64%
1973 28 LAD NL 97 0.0% 17.5% 5.2% 1.0% 10% 3.40 4.9 16.8 1.36 70%
1974 29 LAD NL 111 0.0% 19.8% 2.7% 1.8% 11% 7.33 4.5 14.0 1.73 68%
1975 30 LAD NL 96 0.0% 20.8% 4.2% 1.0% 9% 5.00 4.0 26.7 2.25 63%
1976 31 LAD NL 99 0.0% 19.2% 6.1% 1.0% 14% 3.17 4.4 28.0 1.59 66%
1977 32 LAD NL 91 0.0% 23.1% 8.8% 2.2% 18% 2.63 3.5 9.1 2.31 57%
1978 33 LAD NL 90 0.0% 24.4% 4.4% 0.0% 0% 5.50 3.3 24.0 1.85 56%
1979 34 LAD NL 86 0.0% 19.8% 1.2% 0.0% 0% 17.00 4.5 25.7 1.67 70%
1980 35 LAD NL 73 0.0% 26.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0% 19.00 3.4 64.0 2.47 62%
1981 36 HOU NL 62 0.0% 19.4% 8.1% 0.0% 0% 2.40 4.3 17.0 3.88 63%
1982 37 TOT MLB 74 0.0% 33.8% 2.7% 0.0% 0% 12.50 2.7 68.0 4.14 58%
1982 37 HOU NL 74 0.0% 33.8% 2.7% 0.0% 0% 12.50 2.7 68.0 4.14 58%
1988 43 LAD NL 30 0.0% 20.0% 3.3% 0.0% 0% 6.00 3.8 23.0 2.00 4.00 57% 9% 0.0% 60%
23 Yrs 1559 0.0% 23.4% 3.9% 1.0% 8% 6.08 3.7 21.2 2.00 2.12 64% 9% 0.0% 60%
MLB Averages 2.0% 14.0% 8.5% 6.4% 28% 1.65 6.4 43.8 8.7 0.80 1.10 74% 20% 8.2% 41%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1966 21 LAD NL -8.7 -0.9 86 -1.3 0.4 -1.8 .89 -1.2 -0.3 -13.4 -1.5 0.93 -11.9 0
1967 22 LAD NL -9.9 -1.1 84 -0.5 0.8 -1.2 .84 -0.9 0.3 -4.6 -0.5 0.96 -8.2 0
1968 23 LAD NL -5.9 -0.7 72 -0.9 0.4 -1.4 .99 -0.8 -0.2 -7.8 -0.9 0.96 -7.5 0
1969 24 LAD NL -14.0 -1.5 109 -1.5 0.7 -2.2 1.01 -1.6 0.1 -18.2 -2.0 1.03 -16.9 0
1970 25 LAD NL -8.6 -0.8 102 -1.4 0.8 -2.2 1.09 -0.9 -0.4 -12.7 -1.3 0.99 -10.4 0
1971 26 LAD NL -6.9 -0.7 97 0.1 1.5 -1.4 .92 -0.5 0.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.94 -4.1 0
1972 27 LAD NL -13.2 -1.4 105 -1.1 0.4 -1.5 .74 -1.4 -0.1 -14.0 -1.5 0.90 -14.1 0
1973 28 LAD NL -13.0 -1.4 100 -1.0 0.8 -1.8 .92 -1.2 0.1 -10.1 -1.1 1.01 -11.6 0
1974 29 LAD NL -10.5 -1.1 111 -1.0 0.9 -1.9 .83 -1.3 0.1 -14.0 -1.5 1.02 -13.1 0
1975 30 LAD NL -11.4 -1.2 96 -1.7 0.5 -2.3 1.12 -1.4 -0.2 -18.2 -2.0 1.09 -14.3 0
1976 31 LAD NL -14.4 -1.6 99 -1.4 0.6 -1.9 .88 -1.5 -0.0 -14.7 -1.6 0.93 -15.4 0
1977 32 LAD NL -9.0 -0.9 91 -0.7 0.9 -1.5 .89 -1.0 0.3 -9.0 -0.9 1.05 -11.6 0
1978 33 LAD NL -13.6 -1.4 90 -1.2 0.5 -1.7 .95 -1.4 0.1 -14.5 -1.5 1.02 -14.3 0
1979 34 LAD NL -12.8 -1.3 86 -0.7 0.6 -1.3 .80 -1.1 0.3 -11.0 -1.1 0.97 -12.6 0
1980 35 LAD NL -13.1 -1.4 73 -1.4 0.2 -1.6 .94 -1.5 -0.1 -16.7 -1.8 1.04 -15.2 0
1981 36 HOU NL -6.0 -0.6 63 -0.8 0.4 -1.2 .93 -0.9 -0.0 -8.4 -0.9 1.03 -8.2 0
1982 37 TOT MLB -8.8 -0.9 75 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 .78 -1.0 0.4 -7.7 -0.8 0.91 -9.4 0
1982 37 HOU NL -8.8 -0.9 75 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 .78 -1.0 0.4 -7.7 -0.8 0.91 -9.4 0
1982 37 MIL AL 0.0 0.0
1983 38 MIL AL 0.0 0.0
1984 39 MIL AL 0.0 0.0
1985 40 TOT AL 0.0 0.0
1985 40 OAK AL 0.0 0.0
1985 40 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
1986 41 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
1987 42 CAL AL 0.0 0.0
1988 43 LAD NL -4.1 -0.4 30 -0.5 0.1 -0.6 1.02 -0.5 -0.0 -5.3 -0.6 1.04 -4.6 0
23 Yrs -183.7 -19.4 1569 -17.7 10.8 -28.6 .92 -20.0 0.6 -201.0 -21.7 0.99 -203.3 0
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1966 21 LAD NL 0 0 22% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17% 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1967 22 LAD NL 3 0 22% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
1968 23 LAD NL 0 0 21% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 40% 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
1969 24 LAD NL 0 0 38% 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33% 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1970 25 LAD NL 0 0 23% 36 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 38% 5 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
1971 26 LAD NL 3 0 17% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 25% 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1972 27 LAD NL 1 0 25% 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14% 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1973 28 LAD NL 3 0 40% 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 31% 10 8 2 0 0 0 3 0 2
1974 29 LAD NL 0 0 32% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 27% 5 5 0 0 0 0 6 3 3
1975 30 LAD NL 0 0 27% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 31 LAD NL 1 0 15% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1977 32 LAD NL 0 0 16% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 17% 3 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 0
1978 33 LAD NL 0 0 10% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1979 34 LAD NL 1 0 17% 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0% 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
1980 35 LAD NL 0 0 50% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1981 36 HOU NL 0 0 8% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20% 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1982 37 TOT MLB 0 0 23% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1982 37 HOU NL 0 0 23% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1988 43 LAD NL 1 0 33% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Yrs 13 0 24% 380 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 3 2 20 23% 66 57 8 6 4 2 25 10 12
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1966 21 LAD NL 86 41% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 11 1 9% 15 1 7% 59 2 3% 5 1 20% 3 0 0% 0
1967 22 LAD NL 84 39% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 100% 17 0 0% 16 6 38% 52 8 15% 7 3 43% 1 1 100% 0
1968 23 LAD NL 72 39% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 100% 14 1 7% 15 6 40% 38 3 8% 6 2 33% 1 1 100% 0
1969 24 LAD NL 108 37% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 9 69% 30 5 17% 33 6 18% 74 4 5% 7 2 29% 6 3 50% 0
1970 25 LAD NL 100 31% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 16 1 6% 20 5 25% 73 6 8% 8 3 38% 2 2 100% 0
1971 26 LAD NL 95 41% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 80% 12 0 0% 13 2 15% 53 7 13% 5 3 60% 5 2 40% 0
1972 27 LAD NL 105 30% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 92% 17 0 0% 18 8 44% 60 1 2% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 0
1973 28 LAD NL 97 42% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 70% 23 3 13% 25 5 20% 65 7 11% 10 5 50% 5 2 40% 0
1974 29 LAD NL 111 23% 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 9 69% 24 3 13% 30 7 23% 80 7 9% 8 2 25% 1 0 0% 0
1975 30 LAD NL 96 23% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 12 71% 25 3 12% 32 9 28% 74 3 4% 7 3 43% 4 0 0% 0
1976 31 LAD NL 99 27% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 9 82% 17 3 18% 24 5 21% 61 3 5% 4 0 0% 3 1 33% 0
1977 32 LAD NL 91 32% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 14 10 71% 19 2 11% 23 7 30% 68 9 13% 8 3 38% 3 2 67% 0
1978 33 LAD NL 90 18% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 16 14 88% 18 0 0% 18 9 50% 71 3 4% 3 0 0% 2 2 100% 0
1979 34 LAD NL 86 37% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 8 89% 14 1 7% 13 3 23% 56 4 7% 5 2 40% 4 2 50% 0
1980 35 LAD NL 73 21% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 8 73% 16 4 25% 18 4 22% 55 1 2% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
1981 36 HOU NL 62 35% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 83% 12 2 17% 13 2 15% 52 3 6% 3 0 0% 0 0 0
1982 37 TOT MLB 74 19% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 8 0 0% 9 3 33% 34 1 3% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
1982 37 HOU NL 74 19% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 8 0 0% 9 3 33% 34 1 3% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
1988 43 LAD NL 30 60% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 75% 9 0 0% 9 4 44% 22 1 5% 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 0
23 Yrs 1559 32% 195 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 172 136 79% 302 29 10% 344 92 27% 1047 73 7% 93 33 35% 44 19 43% 0
MLB Averages 56% 78% 11% 33% 14% 50% 54%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

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 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 43 LAD NL 30 76 2.53 58 76.3% 15.5% 17.2% 27.6% 39.7% 84.5% 0.0% 64.5% 79.6% 63.3% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 3.3% 1 0 3 3 50.0% 0 0 0
1 Yr 30 76 2.53 58 76.3% 15.5% 17.2% 27.6% 39.7% 84.5% 0.0% 64.5% 79.6% 63.3% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 3.3% 1 0 3 3 50.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.58 62.8% 24.4% 14.3% 27.0% 34.3% 75.6% 2.2% 47.4% 81.0% 32.6% 5.5% 15.5% 8.4% 26.3%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1966 21 38 86 82 4 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 27 .183 .202 .207 .410 19 17 1 1 2 0 0
1967 22 81 170 157 8 25 4 0 0 6 0 0 3 51 .159 .180 .185 .365 7 29 1 1 9 0 0
1968 23 117 242 219 11 36 4 0 0 9 0 0 5 73 .164 .185 .183 .368 10 40 2 1 15 2 0
1969 24 158 350 317 17 51 4 0 0 12 0 0 5 101 .161 .178 .174 .351 4 55 7 2 24 2 0
1970 25 198 450 401 23 64 6 1 0 18 1 0 15 123 .160 .195 .180 .374 10 72 8 3 29 2 0
1971 26 237 545 489 27 83 8 1 0 25 1 0 18 141 .170 .203 .190 .393 15 93 8 3 33 2 0
1972 27 270 650 580 31 96 8 1 0 26 1 0 20 165 .166 .198 .183 .381 11 106 8 4 44 2 0
1973 28 303 747 664 37 106 9 1 0 31 1 0 25 182 .160 .194 .176 .370 8 117 11 4 51 3 0
1974 29 343 858 762 44 124 11 1 0 38 1 0 28 204 .163 .197 .180 .377 9 137 14 5 60 3 0
1975 30 378 954 842 48 135 12 1 0 41 1 0 32 224 .160 .195 .177 .372 8 149 17 5 72 3 0
1976 31 413 1053 926 50 142 13 1 0 44 1 0 38 243 .153 .190 .170 .360 5 157 20 5 81 3 0
1977 32 446 1144 999 53 153 15 1 0 52 1 0 46 264 .153 .194 .170 .364 5 170 22 5 91 3 0
1978 33 480 1234 1071 54 159 15 1 0 55 1 0 50 286 .148 .190 .164 .354 2 176 22 5 105 3 0
1979 34 513 1320 1148 56 170 15 1 0 58 1 0 51 303 .148 .187 .163 .350 1 187 23 5 113 3 0
1980 35 545 1393 1212 59 175 15 1 0 59 1 0 52 322 .144 .182 .158 .341 -2 192 27 5 121 3 0
1981 36 568 1455 1263 60 182 15 1 0 62 1 0 57 334 .144 .184 .158 .342 -1 199 29 6 126 3 0
1982 37 602 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1983 38 633 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1984 39 666 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1985 40 700 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1986 41 734 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1987 42 769 1529 1331 63 193 15 1 0 63 1 0 59 359 .145 .184 .158 .342 -1 210 29 6 130 3 0
1988 43 785 1559 1354 64 195 15 1 0 64 1 0 60 365 .144 .183 .157 .340 -2 212 29 6 136 3 0

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1966 21 38 88 84 5 17 2 0 0 2 0 1 27 .202 .221 .226 .447 4 38
1967 22 43 84 75 4 10 2 0 0 4 0 2 24 .133 .156 .160 .316 2 43
1968 23 36 74 64 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 2 22 .203 .221 .203 .424 3 36
1969 24 41 110 100 8 17 0 0 0 4 0 0 28 .170 .178 .170 .348 3 41
1970 25 40 100 84 6 13 2 1 0 6 1 10 22 .155 .253 .202 .455 4 40
1971 26 39 97 90 5 21 2 0 0 8 0 3 18 .233 .258 .256 .514 6 39
1972 27 34 109 95 4 13 0 0 0 1 0 2 25 .137 .163 .137 .300 2 33
1973 28 33 97 84 6 10 1 0 0 5 0 5 17 .119 .167 .131 .298 2 33
1974 29 40 113 100 8 20 2 0 0 8 0 3 22 .200 .231 .220 .451 5 40
1975 30 35 96 80 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 4 20 .138 .179 .150 .329 2 35
1976 31 35 97 83 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 5 19 .072 .125 .084 .209 1 35
1977 32 33 91 73 3 11 2 0 0 8 0 8 21 .151 .235 .178 .413 3 33
1978 33 34 92 73 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 5 22 .096 .154 .096 .250 1 34
1979 34 33 87 78 2 12 0 0 0 4 0 1 17 .154 .165 .154 .318 2 33
1980 35 32 77 67 7 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 19 .119 .145 .119 .264 1 32
1981 36 35 98 79 2 12 0 0 0 6 0 9 18 .152 .256 .152 .407 3 23
1982 37 34 74 68 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 25 .162 .186 .162 .347 2 34
1988 43 16 30 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .042 .000 .042 0 16
18 Yrs 631 1614 1400 74 212 15 1 0 73 1 65 372 .151 .193 .164 .356 46 618
162 Game Avg. 162 414 359 19 54 4 0 0 19 0 17 96 .151 .193 .164 .356 12 618
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1994 BBWAA (56.8%)
1995 BBWAA (57.4%)
1996 BBWAA (63.8%)
1997 BBWAA (73.2%)
1998 BBWAA (81.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1998 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 NL (22, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 NL (5, 5%)
1973 NL (5, 6%)
1974 NL (4, 10%)
1975 NL (5, 1%)
1976 NL (3, 21%)
0.43 Career Shares (114th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1972 April NL Player of the Month
1975 April NL Pitcher of the Month
1975 May NL Pitcher of the Month
1976 September NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Aug 10th NL Player of the Week
1976 Sep 26th NL Player of the Week
1980 Apr 27th NL Player of the Week
1986 Jun 22nd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1972 NL  6.3 (7th)
1980 NL  5.5 (10th)
Career  67.4 (122nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1972 NL  11 (9th)
1978 NL  14 (6th)
Career  136 (216th)

Oldest s c a p y
1984 AL  born 1945-04-02 (9th)
1985 AL  born 1945-04-02 (5th)
1986 AL  born 1945-04-02 (6th)
1987 AL  born 1945-04-02 (5th)
1988 NL  born 1945-04-02 (2nd)

                           

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