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Cecil Upshaw

Cecil Lee Upshaw

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 22, 1942 in Spearsville, LA
High School: Bossier City HS (Bossier City, LA)
School: Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: October 1, 1966 (Age 23.344)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Astros/WhiteSox/Indians 1966-1975

Final Game: September 28, 1975 (Age 32.341)
Died: February 7, 1995 in Lawrenceville, GA
Buried: Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA
Relatives: Cousin of George Stone
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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
1966 23 ATL NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 11 4.22 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67
1967 24 ATL NL 2 3 .400 2.58 30 0 20 0 0 8 45.1 42 14 13 4 8 4 31 4 0 1 185 131 3.11 1.103 8.3 0.8 1.6 6.2 3.88
1968 25 ATL NL 8 7 .533 2.47 52 0 35 0 0 13 116.2 98 41 32 6 24 7 74 4 0 2 467 123 2.50 1.046 7.6 0.5 1.9 5.7 3.08
1969 26 ATL NL 6 4 .600 2.91 62 0 47 0 0 27 105.1 102 36 34 7 29 6 57 1 0 5 437 126 3.15 1.244 8.7 0.6 2.5 4.9 1.97
1970 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Disabled List)
1971 28 ATL NL 11 6 .647 3.51 49 0 41 0 0 17 82.0 95 33 32 5 28 12 56 2 1 2 364 106 2.98 1.500 10.4 0.5 3.1 6.1 2.00
1972 29 ATL NL 3 5 .375 3.69 42 0 29 0 0 13 53.2 50 22 22 5 19 9 23 1 0 2 227 103 3.87 1.286 8.4 0.8 3.2 3.9 1.21
1973 30 TOT NL 2 4 .333 4.93 40 0 21 0 0 1 42.0 46 26 23 3 17 5 24 1 0 3 187 75 3.64 1.500 9.9 0.6 3.6 5.1 1.41
1973 30 ATL NL 0 1 .000 9.82 5 0 4 0 0 0 3.2 8 5 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 21 45 2.57 2.727 19.6 0.0 4.9 7.4 1.50
1973 30 HOU NL 2 3 .400 4.46 35 0 17 0 0 1 38.1 38 21 19 3 15 4 21 1 0 3 166 82 3.74 1.383 8.9 0.7 3.5 4.9 1.40
1974 31 TOT AL 1 6 .143 3.06 43 0 22 0 0 6 67.2 63 29 23 2 28 4 34 3 0 0 276 118 3.33 1.345 8.4 0.3 3.7 4.5 1.21
1974 31 CLE AL 0 1 .000 3.38 7 0 5 0 0 0 8.0 10 4 3 1 4 1 7 0 0 0 36 113 3.95 1.750 11.3 1.1 4.5 7.9 1.75
1974 31 NYY AL 1 5 .167 3.02 36 0 17 0 0 6 59.2 53 25 20 1 24 3 27 3 0 0 240 119 3.25 1.291 8.0 0.2 3.6 4.1 1.13
1975 32 CHW AL 1 1 .500 3.23 29 0 15 0 0 1 47.1 49 19 17 5 21 3 22 4 0 2 208 122 4.62 1.479 9.3 1.0 4.0 4.2 1.05
9 Yrs 34 36 .486 3.13 348 0 230 0 0 86 563.0 545 220 196 37 177 50 323 20 1 18 2362 113 3.24 1.282 8.7 0.6 2.8 5.2 1.82
162 Game Avg. 7 7 .486 3.13 68 0 45 0 0 17 110 106 43 38 7 35 10 63 4 0 4 462 113 3.24 1.282 8.7 0.6 2.8 5.2 1.82
ATL (7 yrs) 30 26 .536 3.01 241 0 176 0 0 78 409.2 395 151 137 27 113 39 246 12 1 13 1712 116 3.02 1.240 8.7 0.6 2.5 5.4 2.18
CLE (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.38 7 0 5 0 0 0 8.0 10 4 3 1 4 1 7 0 0 0 36 113 3.95 1.750 11.3 1.1 4.5 7.9 1.75
NYY (1 yr) 1 5 .167 3.02 36 0 17 0 0 6 59.2 53 25 20 1 24 3 27 3 0 0 240 119 3.25 1.291 8.0 0.2 3.6 4.1 1.13
HOU (1 yr) 2 3 .400 4.46 35 0 17 0 0 1 38.1 38 21 19 3 15 4 21 1 0 3 166 82 3.74 1.383 8.9 0.7 3.5 4.9 1.40
CHW (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.23 29 0 15 0 0 1 47.1 49 19 17 5 21 3 22 4 0 2 208 122 4.62 1.479 9.3 1.0 4.0 4.2 1.05
NL (7 yrs) 32 29 .525 3.13 276 0 193 0 0 79 448.0 433 172 156 30 128 43 267 13 1 16 1878 112 3.08 1.252 8.7 0.6 2.6 5.4 2.09
AL (2 yrs) 2 7 .222 3.13 72 0 37 0 0 7 115.0 112 48 40 7 49 7 56 7 0 2 484 120 3.86 1.400 8.8 0.5 3.8 4.4 1.14
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
1966 23 ATL NL 3.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.93 -0.05 -0.16 118.0 4.50 1 0.2 .0 -0.1 0.1 2 .683 .501
1967 24 ATL NL 45.1 30 0 14 2.78 4.03 -0.12 -0.17 100.1 3.98 6 0.7 1.7 0.1 1.2 10 .522 .504
1968 25 ATL NL 116.2 52 0 41 3.16 3.39 0.01 -0.15 101.8 3.29 0 0.0 1.5 -0.2 0.9 10 .500 .500
1969 26 ATL NL 105.1 62 0 36 3.08 4.01 0.32 -0.17 99.7 3.51 4 0.4 1.7 0.0 1.5 14 .507 .503
1971 28 ATL NL 82.0 49 0 33 3.62 3.92 -0.34 -0.17 107.0 4.38 6 0.7 2.0 0.2 1.7 14 .514 .504 $30,000
1972 29 ATL NL 53.2 42 0 22 3.69 3.99 -0.25 -0.17 109.5 4.46 4 0.4 1.8 0.0 1.0 9 .511 .503
1973 30 ATL NL 3.2 5 0 5 12.27 4.37 -0.04 -0.36 105.9 4.29 -3 -0.3 .8 0.0 -0.3 -3 .432 .498 $37,000
1973 30 HOU NL 38.1 35 0 21 4.93 4.31 0.00 -0.35 103.1 4.08 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .488 .498
1974 31 CLE AL 8.0 7 0 4 4.50 4.11 0.21 -0.34 104.9 3.73 -1 -0.1 2.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .489 .500 $38,000
1974 31 NYY AL 59.2 36 0 25 3.77 4.08 0.13 -0.34 100.8 3.64 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 0.3 4 .497 .499
1975 32 CHW AL 47.1 29 0 19 3.61 4.41 -0.25 -0.37 102.3 4.40 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.8 9 .516 .503
9 Seasons 563.0 348 0 220 3.52 3.93 -0.03 -0.22 102.9 3.86 17 2.0 1.5 -0.2 7.2 68 .506 .502 $105,000
ATL (7 yrs) 409.2 241 0 151 3.32 3.82 -0.03 -0.17 103.3 3.81 18 2.1 1.7 0.2 6.2 55 .509 .503 $67,000
CLE (1 yr) 8.0 7 0 4 4.50 4.11 0.21 -0.34 104.9 3.73 -1 -0.1 2.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .489 .500 $38,000
NYY (1 yr) 59.2 36 0 25 3.77 4.08 0.13 -0.34 100.8 3.64 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 0.3 4 .497 .499
HOU (1 yr) 38.1 35 0 21 4.93 4.31 0.00 -0.35 103.1 4.08 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .488 .498
CHW (1 yr) 47.1 29 0 19 3.61 4.41 -0.25 -0.37 102.3 4.40 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.8 9 .516 .503

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
1969 26 ATL NL NLCS L NYM 0 0 2.84 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 5 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 24 0.947 7.1 1.4 1.4 5.7 4.00
1 NLCS 0 0 2.84 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 5 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 24 0.947 7.1 1.4 1.4 5.7 4.00

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
1966 23 ATL NL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 453 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1967 24 ATL NL 30 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .167 .375 .167 .542 62 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1968 25 ATL NL 52 30 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .174 .208 .174 .382 16 4 0 0 6 0 0 1
1969 26 ATL NL 62 24 21 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 .238 .238 .381 .619 71 8 0 0 3 0 0 1
1970 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Disabled List)
1971 28 ATL NL 49 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
1972 29 ATL NL 42 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -21 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1973 30 TOT NL 40 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 30 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 30 HOU NL 35 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 31 TOT AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 31 CLE AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1974 31 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 32 CHW AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 348 92 75 3 12 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 23 .160 .192 .200 .392 12 15 1 0 14 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 43 35 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .160 .192 .200 .392 12 7 0 0 7 0 0
ATL (7 yrs) 241 90 73 3 12 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 22 .164 .197 .205 .403 15 15 1 0 14 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 35 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 276 92 75 3 12 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 23 .160 .192 .200 .392 12 15 1 0 14 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 72 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 23 ATL NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .558 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1967 24 ATL NL 30 10 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1968 25 ATL NL 52 30 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1969 26 ATL NL 62 24 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 0.1 2 1
1971 28 ATL NL 49 17 -4 0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $30,000 1
1972 29 ATL NL 42 8 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1973 30 ATL NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $37,000 /1
1973 30 HOU NL 35 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1974 31 CLE AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $38,000 /1
1974 31 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 32 CHW AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 348 92 -9 -0 -0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $105,000
ATL (7 yrs) 241 90 -8 -0 -0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $67,000
CLE (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $38,000
NYY (1 yr) 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
HOU (1 yr) 35 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHW (1 yr) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 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
1969 26 ATL NL NLCS NYM L 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1966 ATL NL 23 P 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00 0 0 0
1967 ATL NL 24 P 30 0 0 45.1 11 2 8 1 0 .909 1.99 0.33 .960 2.01 2.00 5 1 17% 40% 0
1968 ATL NL 25 P 52 0 0 116.2 26 6 19 1 0 .962 1.93 0.48 .958 2.01 2.02 12 2 14% 40% 0
1969 ATL NL 26 P 62 0 0 105.1 28 6 21 1 1 .964 2.31 0.44 .958 1.95 1.94 3 2 40% 40% 1
1971 ATL NL 28 P 49 0 0 82.0 15 3 11 1 0 .933 1.54 0.29 .954 1.90 1.90 9 0 0% 35% 0
1972 ATL NL 29 P 42 0 0 53.2 15 2 12 1 0 .933 2.35 0.33 .950 1.78 1.78 6 0 0% 37% 0
1973 TOT NL 30 P 40 0 0 42.0 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 2.79 0.33 .950 1.89 1.88 8 2 20% 36% 0
1973 ATL NL 30 P 5 0 0 3.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.20 .950 1.96 1.88 1 0 0% 36% 0
1973 HOU NL 30 P 35 0 0 38.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 2.82 0.34 .950 1.88 1.88 7 2 22% 36% 0
1974 TOT AL 31 P 43 0 0 67.2 22 6 13 3 1 .864 2.53 0.44 .947 1.81 1.80 8 4 33% 38% 1
1974 CLE AL 31 P 7 0 0 8.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.12 0.14 .945 1.80 1.80 3 0 0% 38% 0
1974 NYY AL 31 P 36 0 0 59.2 20 6 12 2 1 .900 2.72 0.50 .947 1.81 1.80 5 4 44% 38% 1
1975 CHW AL 32 P 29 0 0 47.1 10 0 8 2 1 .800 1.52 0.28 .940 1.86 1.86 11 2 15% 38% 0
9 Seasons P 348 0 0 563.0 140 28 102 10 3 .929 2.08 0.37 .953 1.92 1.90 62 13 17% 38% 2
9 Seasons TOT 348 0 0 563.0 140 28 102 10 3 .929 2.08 0.37 .953 1.92 1.90 62 13 17% 38% 2
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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1971 NL  .647 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1968 NL  52 (10th)
1969 NL  62 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1968 NL  13 (5th)
1969 NL  27 (2nd)
1971 NL  17 (5th)
1972 NL  13 (9th)
Career  86 (171st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1968 NL  35 (8th)
1969 NL  47 (3rd)
1971 NL  41 (5th)
Career  230 (199th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 17 (1197), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1632), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (773), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (379th), 7.4 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1971 28 Atlanta Braves $30,000 ? 3/18/72 TSN
1973 30 Atlanta Braves $37,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 31 Cleveland Indians $38,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$105,000
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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