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Bob Welch

Robert Lynn Welch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 3, 1956 in Detroit, MI
High Schools: Hazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI), Hazel Park HS (Ferndale, MI)
School: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 20, 1978 (Age 21.229, 11,652nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Athletics 1978-1994
Agents: Bob Teaff,Jerry Kapstein [*]
Last Game: August 11, 1994 (Age 37.281)
Died: June 9, 2014 in Seal Beach, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #126. Virgil Trucks… #127. Chief Bender… #128. Clayton Kershaw… #129. BOB WELCH… #130. Noodles Hahn… #131. Milt Pappas… #132. Slim Sallee… 

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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
1978 21 LAD NL 7 4 .636 2.02 23 13 6 4 3 3 111.1 92 28 25 6 26 2 66 1 2 2 439 174 2.83 1.060 7.4 0.5 2.1 5.3 2.54
1979 22 LAD NL 5 6 .455 3.98 25 12 10 1 0 5 81.1 82 42 36 7 32 4 64 3 0 0 349 92 3.57 1.402 9.1 0.8 3.5 7.1 2.00
1980 ★ 23 LAD NL 14 9 .609 3.29 32 32 0 3 2 0 213.2 190 85 78 15 79 6 141 3 5 7 889 108 3.50 1.259 8.0 0.6 3.3 5.9 1.78 AS
1981 24 LAD NL 9 5 .643 3.44 23 23 0 2 1 0 141.1 141 56 54 11 41 0 88 3 0 2 601 98 3.30 1.288 9.0 0.7 2.6 5.6 2.15
1982 25 LAD NL 16 11 .593 3.36 36 36 0 9 3 0 235.2 199 94 88 19 81 5 176 5 1 5 965 104 3.37 1.188 7.6 0.7 3.1 6.7 2.17
1983 26 LAD NL 15 12 .556 2.65 31 31 0 4 3 0 204.0 164 73 60 13 72 4 156 3 6 4 828 136 3.16 1.157 7.2 0.6 3.2 6.9 2.17 CYA-8
1984 27 LAD NL 13 13 .500 3.78 31 29 0 3 1 0 178.2 191 86 75 11 58 7 126 2 2 4 771 93 3.17 1.394 9.6 0.6 2.9 6.3 2.17
1985 28 LAD NL 14 4 .778 2.31 23 23 0 8 3 0 167.1 141 49 43 16 35 2 96 6 4 7 675 150 3.51 1.052 7.6 0.9 1.9 5.2 2.74
1986 29 LAD NL 7 13 .350 3.28 33 33 0 7 3 0 235.2 227 95 86 14 55 6 183 7 1 2 981 106 2.78 1.197 8.7 0.5 2.1 7.0 3.33
1987 30 LAD NL 15 9 .625 3.22 35 35 0 6 4 0 251.2 204 94 90 21 86 6 196 4 4 4 1027 125 3.47 1.152 7.3 0.8 3.1 7.0 2.28 CYA-8
1988 31 OAK AL 17 9 .654 3.64 36 36 0 4 2 0 244.2 237 107 99 22 81 1 158 10 13 3 1034 105 3.76 1.300 8.7 0.8 3.0 5.8 1.95
1989 32 OAK AL 17 8 .680 3.00 33 33 0 1 0 0 209.2 191 82 70 13 78 3 137 6 0 5 884 123 3.46 1.283 8.2 0.6 3.3 5.9 1.76
1990 ★ 33 OAK AL 27 6 .818 2.95 35 35 0 2 2 0 238.0 214 90 78 26 77 4 127 5 2 2 979 125 4.19 1.223 8.1 1.0 2.9 4.8 1.65 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 34 OAK AL 12 13 .480 4.58 35 35 0 7 1 0 220.0 220 124 112 25 91 3 101 11 2 3 950 83 4.81 1.414 9.0 1.0 3.7 4.1 1.11
1992 35 OAK AL 11 7 .611 3.27 20 20 0 0 0 0 123.2 114 47 45 13 43 0 47 2 0 1 513 114 4.48 1.270 8.3 0.9 3.1 3.4 1.09
1993 36 OAK AL 9 11 .450 5.29 30 28 0 0 0 0 166.2 208 102 98 25 56 5 63 7 0 1 746 77 5.32 1.584 11.2 1.4 3.0 3.4 1.13
1994 37 OAK AL 3 6 .333 7.08 25 8 4 0 0 0 68.2 79 56 54 10 43 2 44 1 3 3 325 63 5.66 1.777 10.4 1.3 5.6 5.8 1.02
17 Yrs 211 146 .591 3.47 506 462 20 61 28 8 3092.0 2894 1310 1191 267 1034 60 1969 79 45 55 12956 106 3.71 1.270 8.4 0.8 3.0 5.7 1.90
162 Game Avg. 15 10 .591 3.47 36 32 1 4 2 1 217 203 92 84 19 73 4 138 6 3 4 910 106 3.71 1.270 8.4 0.8 3.0 5.7 1.90
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
LAD (10 yrs) 115 86 .572 3.14 292 267 16 47 23 8 1820.2 1631 702 635 133 565 42 1292 37 25 37 7525 114 3.26 1.206 8.1 0.7 2.8 6.4 2.29
OAK (7 yrs) 96 60 .615 3.94 214 195 4 14 5 0 1271.1 1263 608 556 134 469 18 677 42 20 18 5431 97 4.35 1.362 8.9 0.9 3.3 4.8 1.44
NL (10 yrs) 115 86 .572 3.14 292 267 16 47 23 8 1820.2 1631 702 635 133 565 42 1292 37 25 37 7525 114 3.26 1.206 8.1 0.7 2.8 6.4 2.29
AL (7 yrs) 96 60 .615 3.94 214 195 4 14 5 0 1271.1 1263 608 556 134 469 18 677 42 20 18 5431 97 4.35 1.362 8.9 0.9 3.3 4.8 1.44
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
1978 21 LAD NL 111.1 23 13 28 2.26 4.09 0.03 0.05 95.6 3.94 20 2.4 1.7 0.1 3.4 29 .603 .515 $21,000
1979 22 LAD NL 81.1 25 12 42 4.65 4.22 -0.20 0.04 98.6 4.39 -3 -0.3 2.6 -0.1 0.3 4 .486 .498
1980 ★ 23 LAD NL 213.2 32 32 85 3.58 3.97 0.13 0.14 97.4 3.87 6 0.7 -0.1 2.6 25 .522 .504 AS
1981 24 LAD NL 141.1 23 23 56 3.57 3.83 -0.05 0.14 96.9 3.89 3 0.4 -0.1 1.6 17 .516 .502
1982 25 LAD NL 235.2 36 36 94 3.59 4.05 0.01 0.14 97.4 4.07 10 1.1 -0.1 3.2 32 .531 .507
1983 26 LAD NL 204.0 31 31 73 3.22 4.07 -0.12 0.14 99.6 4.31 24 2.8 -0.1 4.6 42 .591 .517 CYA-8
1984 27 LAD NL 178.2 31 29 86 4.33 4.15 -0.16 0.13 99.5 4.43 -0 -0.0 2.3 -0.1 1.6 17 .500 .500
1985 28 LAD NL 167.1 23 23 49 2.64 4.04 0.08 0.14 96.5 3.96 23 2.8 -0.1 4.3 39 .623 .517 $643,750
1986 29 LAD NL 235.2 33 33 95 3.63 4.08 -0.42 0.14 93.1 4.33 17 1.9 -0.1 4.0 39 .559 .512 $743,750
1987 30 LAD NL 251.2 35 35 94 3.36 4.63 -0.28 0.17 98.2 4.99 43 4.9 -0.1 7.1 69 .640 .530 $837,500 CYA-8
1988 31 OAK AL 244.2 36 36 107 3.94 4.34 0.09 0.14 95.8 4.20 7 0.7 -0.1 2.8 30 .520 .504 $937,500
1989 32 OAK AL 209.2 33 33 82 3.52 4.32 0.12 0.15 95.5 4.15 14 1.5 -0.1 3.5 35 .546 .509 $1,208,333
1990 ★ 33 OAK AL 238.0 35 35 90 3.40 4.32 0.67 0.15 95.9 3.65 7 0.8 -0.1 3.0 29 .523 .505 $1,133,334 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 34 OAK AL 220.0 35 35 124 5.07 4.36 0.12 0.16 93.3 4.11 -24 -2.3 -0.2 -0.3 -2 .434 .486 $3,450,000
1992 35 OAK AL 123.2 20 20 47 3.42 4.34 0.08 0.15 97.1 4.28 12 1.3 -0.1 2.5 24 .565 .508 $3,450,000
1993 36 OAK AL 166.2 30 28 102 5.51 4.73 -0.30 0.15 94.7 4.90 -10 -1.0 .8 -0.1 0.6 7 .467 .494 $3,450,000
1994 37 OAK AL 68.2 25 8 56 7.34 5.31 0.28 -0.11 94.0 4.63 -21 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .427 .489 $3,450,000
17 Seasons 3092.0 506 462 1310 3.81 4.26 0.00 0.14 96.4 4.23 128 15.9 1.7 -1.7 43.5 424 .531 .506 $19,325,167
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
LAD (10 yrs) 1820.2 292 267 702 3.47 4.13 -0.11 0.13 97.2 4.25 143 16.7 2.2 -0.8 32.6 314 .557 .511 $2,246,000
OAK (7 yrs) 1271.1 214 195 608 4.30 4.44 0.17 0.14 95.2 4.20 -15 -0.8 1.0 -0.8 10.8 110 .496 .499 $17,079,167

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
1978 21 LAD NL NLCS W PHI 1 0 1.000 2.08 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 16 0.462 4.2 2.1 0.0 10.4
1978 21 LAD NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 6.23 3 0 2 0 0 1 4.1 4 3 3 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 19 1.385 8.3 2.1 4.2 12.5 3.00
1981 24 LAD NL NLDS W HOU 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1981 24 LAD NL NLCS W MON 0 0 5.40 3 0 1 0 0 1 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1.200 10.8 0.0 0.0 10.8
1981 ❍ 24 LAD NL WS W NYY 0 0 inf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00
1983 26 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 1 .000 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.500 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
1985 28 LAD NL NLCS L STL 0 1 .000 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 5 4 2 1 6 3 2 0 0 0 18 4.125 16.9 3.4 20.3 6.8 0.33
1988 31 OAK AL ALCS W BOS 0 0 27.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 6 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 13 4.800 32.4 5.4 10.8 0.0 0.00
1988 31 OAK AL WS L LAD 0 0 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 1 1 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 24 1.800 10.8 0.0 5.4 14.4 2.67
1989 32 OAK AL ALCS W TOR 1 0 1.000 3.18 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 27 1.588 12.7 0.0 1.6 6.4 4.00
1990 33 OAK AL ALCS W BOS 1 0 1.000 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 6 1 1 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 31 1.227 7.4 0.0 3.7 4.9 1.33
1990 33 OAK AL WS L CIN 0 0 4.91 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 9 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 31 1.500 11.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
1992 35 OAK AL ALCS L TOR 0 0 2.57 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 7 2 2 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 29 1.143 9.0 1.3 1.3 9.0 7.00
8 Yrs (13 Series) 3 3 .500 4.56 17 9 5 0 0 2 49.1 58 28 25 5 24 3 41 0 1 0 229 1.662 10.6 0.9 4.4 7.5 1.71
1 NLDS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
4 ALCS 2 0 1.000 4.15 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.2 27 10 10 2 7 0 15 0 1 0 100 1.569 11.2 0.8 2.9 6.2 2.14
4 NLCS 1 2 .333 4.50 6 2 2 0 0 1 10.0 9 8 5 2 8 3 9 0 0 0 47 1.700 8.1 1.8 7.2 8.1 1.13
4 WS 0 1 .000 5.40 6 3 2 0 0 1 16.2 22 10 10 1 8 0 16 0 0 0 78 1.800 11.9 0.5 4.3 8.6 2.00

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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
1978 21 LAD NL 23 35 29 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .172 .172 .207 .379 6 6 0 0 6 0 0 1
1979 22 LAD NL 25 23 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 .158 .200 .158 .358 -0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1
1980 ★ 23 LAD NL 34 76 70 1 17 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 13 .243 .254 .286 .539 51 20 0 0 5 0 0 1 AS
1981 24 LAD NL 23 53 45 3 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 16 .222 .239 .267 .506 46 12 0 0 7 0 0 1
1982 25 LAD NL 38 97 85 5 12 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 32 .141 .167 .153 .320 -9 13 0 0 7 2 0 1/79
1983 26 LAD NL 31 78 73 2 7 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 22 .096 .120 .151 .271 -25 11 1 1 3 0 0 1 CYA-8
1984 27 LAD NL 32 61 51 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 15 .078 .113 .078 .192 -45 4 1 0 8 0 0 1
1985 28 LAD NL 25 60 50 4 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 13 .180 .226 .200 .426 23 10 1 0 7 0 0 1
1986 29 LAD NL 35 86 76 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 23 .105 .160 .145 .305 -12 11 0 1 5 0 0 1
1987 30 LAD NL 38 98 83 5 13 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 24 .157 .222 .157 .379 4 13 0 0 8 0 0 1 CYA-8
1988 31 OAK AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 32 OAK AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1990 ★ 33 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 34 OAK AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 35 OAK AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 36 OAK AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 37 OAK AL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
17 Yrs 520 668 582 26 88 7 1 2 30 0 1 22 171 .151 .186 .177 .363 2 103 4 3 59 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 208 181 8 27 2 0 1 9 0 0 7 53 .151 .186 .177 .363 2 32 1 1 18 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 (10 yrs) 304 667 581 26 88 7 1 2 30 0 1 22 171 .151 .186 .177 .363 2 103 3 3 59 2 0
OAK (7 yrs) 216 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
NL (10 yrs) 304 667 581 26 88 7 1 2 30 0 1 22 171 .151 .186 .177 .363 2 103 3 3 59 2 0
AL (7 yrs) 216 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 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
1978 21 LAD NL 23 35 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 0.0 2 $21,000 1
1979 22 LAD NL 25 23 -3 0 -0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1980 ★ 23 LAD NL 34 76 -5 -1 1 0 9 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1 AS
1981 24 LAD NL 23 53 -3 -0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .514 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1982 25 LAD NL 38 97 -13 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1/79
1983 26 LAD NL 31 78 -12 -1 1 0 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1 CYA-8
1984 27 LAD NL 32 61 -11 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1985 28 LAD NL 25 60 -6 0 -0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $643,750 1
1986 29 LAD NL 35 86 -12 -0 1 0 11 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $743,750 1
1987 30 LAD NL 38 98 -12 -0 1 0 14 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $837,500 1 CYA-8
1988 31 OAK AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $937,500 1
1989 32 OAK AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,208,333 1
1990 ★ 33 OAK AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,133,334 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 34 OAK AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,450,000 1
1992 35 OAK AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,450,000 1
1993 36 OAK AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,450,000 1
1994 37 OAK AL 26 1 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,450,000 1
17 Seasons 520 668 -78 -1 3 0 83 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.6 0.3 7 $19,325,167
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
LAD (10 yrs) 304 667 -78 -1 4 0 82 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .502 .500 0.5 0.2 7 $2,246,000
OAK (7 yrs) 216 1 -0 0 -0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $17,079,167

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
1978 21 LAD NL NLCS PHI W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 21 LAD NL WS NYY L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 24 LAD NL NLDS HOU W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 24 LAD NL NLCS MON W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 ❍ 24 LAD NL WS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 26 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 28 LAD NL NLCS STL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 31 OAK AL ALCS BOS W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 31 OAK AL WS LAD L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 32 OAK AL ALCS TOR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 33 OAK AL ALCS BOS W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 33 OAK AL WS CIN L 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1992 35 OAK AL ALCS TOR L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs (13 Series) 17 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NLCS 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 WS 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1978 LAD NL 21 P 23 13 4 111.1 19 6 12 1 0 .947 1.46 0.78 .951 1.91 1.89 2 5 71% 32% 1
1979 LAD NL 22 P 25 12 1 81.1 13 2 8 3 3 .769 1.11 0.40 .951 1.80 1.80 7 5 42% 34% 0
1980 LAD NL 23 P 32 32 3 213.2 42 15 26 1 3 .976 1.73 1.28 .952 1.91 1.91 24 8 25% 31% 1 AS
1981 LAD NL 24 P 23 23 2 141.1 22 4 18 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.96 .959 1.97 1.98 9 4 31% 33% 1
1982 LAD NL 25 P 36 36 9 235.2 47 19 26 2 0 .957 1.72 1.25 .952 1.96 1.97 14 13 48% 32% 2
1982 LAD NL 25 LF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1982 LAD NL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.30
1982 LAD NL 25 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1983 LAD NL 26 P 31 31 4 204.0 44 14 27 3 1 .932 1.81 1.32 .952 1.92 1.91 7 17 71% 33% 3 CYA-8
1984 LAD NL 27 P 31 29 3 178.2 50 20 28 2 5 .960 2.42 1.55 .954 1.88 1.87 15 9 38% 31% 0
1985 LAD NL 28 P 23 23 8 167.1 45 15 27 3 1 .933 2.26 1.83 .953 1.92 1.92 12 7 37% 30% 0
1986 LAD NL 29 P 33 33 7 235.2 49 21 26 2 2 .959 1.79 1.42 .955 1.94 1.94 22 9 29% 32% 2
1987 LAD NL 30 P 35 35 6 251.2 63 25 38 0 3 1.000 2.25 1.80 .955 1.91 1.90 20 18 47% 29% 3 CYA-8
1988 OAK AL 31 P 36 36 4 244.2 49 16 32 1 2 .980 1.77 1.33 .961 1.78 1.77 16 11 41% 31% 1
1989 OAK AL 32 P 33 33 1 209.2 51 26 21 4 3 .922 2.02 1.42 .960 1.87 1.85 22 7 24% 31% 3
1990 OAK AL 33 P 35 35 2 238.0 51 20 31 0 2 1.000 1.93 1.46 .953 1.78 1.76 10 7 41% 34% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 OAK AL 34 P 35 35 7 220.0 46 15 29 2 1 .957 1.80 1.26 .956 1.80 1.80 12 16 57% 34% 1
1992 OAK AL 35 P 20 20 0 123.2 19 5 13 1 1 .947 1.31 0.90 .953 1.72 1.71 8 5 38% 34% 0
1993 OAK AL 36 P 30 28 0 166.2 42 16 26 0 2 1.000 2.27 1.40 .953 1.79 1.78 8 12 60% 36% 1
1994 OAK AL 37 P 25 8 0 68.2 11 4 6 1 0 .909 1.31 0.40 .956 1.72 1.71 5 4 44% 31% 0
17 Seasons P 506 462 61 3092.0 663 243 394 26 30 .961 1.85 1.26 .955 1.87 1.85 213 157 42% 32% 19
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.30
17 Seasons TOT 507 462 61 3093.0 663 243 394 26 30 .961 0 0 1.85 1.26 .955 1.87 1.85 213 157 42% 32% 19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (9, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (849th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (8, 2%)
1987 NL (8, 2%)
1990 AL (1, 76%)
1 Cy Young
0.80 Career Shares (77th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 May 18th NL Player of the Week
1989 Aug 27th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1987 NL  7.5 (4th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1983 NL  4.6 (7th)
1985 NL  4.3 (8th)
1986 NL  4.0 (8th)
1987 NL  7.1 (1st)
Career  43.5 (137th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1983 NL  2.65 (3rd)
1985 NL  2.31 (5th)
1987 NL  3.22 (6th)
1989 AL  3.00 (7th)
1990 AL  2.95 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1980 NL  14 (9th)
1982 NL  16 (7th)
1983 NL  15 (6th)
1987 NL  15 (5th)
1988 AL  17 (7th)
1989 AL  17 (6th)
1990 AL  27 (1st)
Career  211 (91st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1985 NL  .778 (4th)
1987 NL  .625 (5th)
1988 AL  .654 (8th)
1989 AL  .680 (8th)
1990 AL  .818 (1st)
Career  .591 (146th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1983 NL  1.157 (4th)
1985 NL  1.052 (5th)
1987 NL  1.152 (4th)
1990 AL  1.223 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1982 NL  7.600 (6th)
1983 NL  7.235 (3rd)
1985 NL  7.584 (8th)
1987 NL  7.295 (3rd)
1989 AL  8.199 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1985 NL  1.882 (6th)
1986 NL  2.100 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1980 NL  5.939 (5th)
1982 NL  6.721 (5th)
1983 NL  6.882 (8th)
1986 NL  6.989 (8th)
1987 NL  7.009 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1982 NL  235.7 (10th)
1987 NL  251.7 (2nd)
1988 AL  244.7 (9th)
1990 AL  238.0 (3rd)
Career  3,092.0 (119th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1980 NL  141 (8th)
1981 NL  88 (9th)
1982 NL  176 (6th)
1983 NL  156 (7th)
1986 NL  183 (8th)
1987 NL  196 (3rd)
Career  1,969 (80th)

Games Started s c a p y
1981 NL  23 (10th)
1982 NL  36 (5th)
1987 NL  35 (4th)
1988 AL  36 (2nd)
1989 AL  33 (10th)
1990 AL  35 (3rd)
1991 AL  35 (1st)
Career  462 (74th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1982 NL  9 (7th)
1985 NL  8 (9th)
1986 NL  7 (8th)
1987 NL  6 (7th)
1991 AL  7 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (6th)
1982 NL  3 (7th)
1983 NL  3 (5th)
1985 NL  3 (7th)
1986 NL  3 (3rd)
1987 NL  4 (1st)
1988 AL  2 (8th)
1990 AL  2 (6th)
Career  28 (134th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1981 NL  11 (3rd)
1982 NL  19 (10th)
1990 AL  26 (4th)
1991 AL  25 (4th)
1993 AL  25 (10th)
Career  267 (82nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1980 NL  79 (10th)
1982 NL  81 (9th)
1987 NL  86 (8th)
1989 AL  78 (10th)
1991 AL  91 (8th)
Career  1,034 (102nd)

Hits s c a p y
1986 NL  227 (6th)
1988 AL  237 (7th)
1990 AL  214 (7th)
Career  2,894 (146th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1985 NL  2.743 (7th)
1986 NL  3.327 (3rd)
1987 NL  2.279 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1986 NL  0.535 (4th)
1987 NL  0.751 (10th)
1989 AL  0.558 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1984 NL  13 (10th)
1986 NL  13 (6th)
1991 AL  13 (7th)
Career  146 (176th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1988 AL  99 (7th)
1991 AL  112 (2nd)
Career  1,191 (128th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1980 NL  7 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1981 NL  3 (10th)
1982 NL  5 (7th)
1985 NL  6 (6th)
1986 NL  7 (3rd)
1988 AL  10 (5th)
1991 AL  11 (5th)
Career  79 (162nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1987 NL  1,027 (4th)
1988 AL  1,034 (8th)
1990 AL  979 (3rd)
Career  12,956 (124th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1983 NL  136 (4th)
1985 NL  150 (5th)
1987 NL  125 (5th)
1990 AL  125 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1983 NL  3.16 (9th)
1984 NL  3.17 (8th)
1986 NL  2.78 (2nd)
1987 NL  3.47 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  19 (10th)
1983 NL  20 (6th)
1985 NL  22 (6th)
1987 NL  25 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1978 NL  2.1 (9th)
1983 NL  2.2 (6th)
1985 NL  2.5 (6th)
1987 NL  2.6 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1978 NL  23.76 (8th)
1985 NL  25.01 (6th)
1987 NL  33.21 (1st)
Career  150.16 (84th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1978 NL  2.6 (9th)
1987 NL  3.3 (5th)
1990 AL  3.1 (8th)
Career  14.7 (115th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1982 NL  2.5 (8th)
1987 NL  3.3 (3rd)
1990 AL  2.1 (8th)
Career  14.7 (79th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1978 NL  2.7 (7th)
1985 NL  2.9 (6th)
1987 NL  3.5 (1st)
Career  17.2 (73rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1984 NL  20 (4th)
1987 NL  25 (2nd)
1989 AL  26 (3rd)
Career  243 (46th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1989 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1985 NL  1.83 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1981 NL  1.000 (1st)
1987 NL  1.000 (1st)
1990 AL  1.000 (1st)
1993 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1991 AL  $3,450,000 (7th)

             

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 - 9 (273), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 138 (117), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 67 (181), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 37 (89), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (174th), 44.2 career WAR/30.4 7yr-peak WAR/37.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1978 21 Los Angeles Dodgers $21,000 ? 2/10/79 TSN
1985 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $643,750 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 29 Los Angeles Dodgers $743,750 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 Los Angeles Dodgers $837,500 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Oakland Athletics $937,500 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 32 Oakland Athletics $1,208,333 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 33 Oakland Athletics $1,133,334 ? USA Today
1991 34 Oakland Athletics $3,450,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 35 Oakland Athletics $3,450,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 36 Oakland Athletics $3,450,000 ? USA Today
1994 37 Oakland Athletics $3,450,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,325,167
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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