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Dave Wickersham

David Clifford Wickersham

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: September 27, 1935 in Erie, PA
School: Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1960 (Age 24.357)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/Royals/Pirates 1960-1969

Final Game: July 26, 1969 (Age 33.302)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1097. Joe Saunders… #1098. Hal White… #1099. Chris Capuano… #1100. DAVE WICKERSHAM… #1101. Mike Adams… #1102. Lee Viau… #1103. John Whitehead… 

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
1960 24 KCA AL 0 0 1.08 5 0 5 0 0 2 8.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 28 386 2.17 0.600 4.3 0.0 1.1 3.2 3.00
1961 25 KCA AL 2 1 .667 5.14 17 0 11 0 0 2 21.0 25 12 12 0 5 1 10 2 0 1 90 82 2.62 1.429 10.7 0.0 2.1 4.3 2.00
1962 26 KCA AL 11 4 .733 4.17 30 9 8 3 0 1 110.0 105 53 51 13 43 1 61 8 0 1 467 101 4.44 1.345 8.6 1.1 3.5 5.0 1.42
1963 27 KCA AL 12 15 .444 4.09 38 34 2 4 1 1 237.2 244 116 108 21 79 2 118 9 2 5 1020 96 3.75 1.359 9.2 0.8 3.0 4.5 1.49
1964 28 DET AL 19 12 .613 3.44 40 36 4 11 1 1 254.0 224 108 97 28 81 3 164 12 1 5 1064 107 3.85 1.201 7.9 1.0 2.9 5.8 2.02 MVP-30
1965 29 DET AL 9 14 .391 3.78 34 27 1 8 3 0 195.1 179 91 82 12 61 6 109 11 1 3 824 93 3.31 1.229 8.2 0.6 2.8 5.0 1.79
1966 30 DET AL 8 3 .727 3.20 38 14 11 3 0 1 140.2 139 64 50 14 54 4 93 8 1 4 604 109 3.85 1.372 8.9 0.9 3.5 6.0 1.72
1967 31 DET AL 4 5 .444 2.74 36 4 13 0 0 4 85.1 72 30 26 6 33 2 44 4 0 5 352 120 3.72 1.230 7.6 0.6 3.5 4.6 1.33
1968 32 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 3.48 11 0 4 0 0 1 20.2 21 12 8 0 13 3 9 0 0 0 95 85 3.40 1.645 9.1 0.0 5.7 3.9 0.69
1969 33 KCR AL 2 3 .400 3.96 34 0 14 0 0 5 50.0 58 27 22 6 14 2 27 2 1 5 217 93 3.95 1.440 10.4 1.1 2.5 4.9 1.93
10 Yrs 68 57 .544 3.66 283 124 73 29 5 18 1123.0 1071 514 457 100 384 24 638 56 7 29 4761 101 3.74 1.296 8.6 0.8 3.1 5.1 1.66
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .544 3.66 47 21 12 5 1 3 188 179 86 76 17 64 4 107 9 1 5 795 101 3.74 1.296 8.6 0.8 3.1 5.1 1.66
KCA (4 yrs) 25 20 .556 4.11 90 43 26 7 1 6 377.0 378 182 172 34 128 4 192 19 3 7 1605 98 3.85 1.342 9.0 0.8 3.1 4.6 1.50
DET (4 yrs) 40 34 .541 3.40 148 81 29 22 4 6 675.1 614 293 255 60 229 15 410 35 3 17 2844 104 3.67 1.248 8.2 0.8 3.1 5.5 1.79
KCR (1 yr) 2 3 .400 3.96 34 0 14 0 0 5 50.0 58 27 22 6 14 2 27 2 1 5 217 93 3.95 1.440 10.4 1.1 2.5 4.9 1.93
PIT (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.48 11 0 4 0 0 1 20.2 21 12 8 0 13 3 9 0 0 0 95 85 3.40 1.645 9.1 0.0 5.7 3.9 0.69
AL (9 yrs) 67 57 .540 3.67 272 124 69 29 5 17 1102.1 1050 502 449 100 371 21 629 56 7 29 4666 101 3.75 1.289 8.6 0.8 3.0 5.1 1.70
NL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.48 11 0 4 0 0 1 20.2 21 12 8 0 13 3 9 0 0 0 95 85 3.40 1.645 9.1 0.0 5.7 3.9 0.69
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
1960 24 KCA AL 8.1 5 0 1 1.08 4.27 -0.17 -0.17 102.1 4.36 3 0.3 1.4 0.1 0.5 4 .569 .502
1961 25 KCA AL 21.0 17 0 12 5.14 4.55 -0.29 -0.19 106.3 4.94 -0 -0.0 1.4 -0.0 0.1 1 .498 .500
1962 26 KCA AL 110.0 30 9 53 4.34 4.49 0.00 -0.04 107.1 4.76 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.6 14 .524 .504
1963 27 KCA AL 237.2 38 34 116 4.39 4.23 -0.08 0.06 107.0 4.69 11 1.2 2.5 -0.1 3.1 26 .532 .507
1964 28 DET AL 254.0 40 36 108 3.83 4.06 0.37 0.07 102.1 3.84 4 0.5 1.5 -0.2 2.5 19 .513 .503 MVP-30
1965 29 DET AL 195.1 34 27 91 4.19 3.96 0.02 0.05 101.3 4.04 -3 -0.3 1.3 -0.1 1.2 11 .491 .498
1966 30 DET AL 141.0 38 14 64 4.09 3.85 0.08 -0.02 101.6 3.81 -2 -0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.9 7 .493 .498 $20,000
1967 31 DET AL 85.1 36 4 30 3.16 3.64 0.39 -0.10 101.0 3.18 1 0.2 .8 -0.2 0.8 6 .505 .501 $24,500
1968 32 PIT NL 20.2 11 0 12 5.23 3.43 0.39 -0.15 101.0 2.91 -6 -0.7 .6 0.1 -0.4 -4 .439 .496
1969 33 KCR AL 50.0 34 0 27 4.86 4.14 -0.09 -0.17 101.4 4.12 -4 -0.4 1.9 -0.3 -0.2 0 .488 .497 $25,000
10 Seasons 1123.1 283 124 514 4.12 4.07 0.11 0.01 103.4 4.11 11 1.2 1.3 -0.9 9.9 84 .504 .501 $69,500
KCA (4 yrs) 377.0 90 43 182 4.34 4.33 -0.07 0.01 106.9 4.71 20 2.2 1.3 -0.2 5.2 45 .525 .505
DET (4 yrs) 675.2 148 81 293 3.90 3.93 0.21 0.02 101.6 3.81 1 0.1 1.0 -0.5 5.3 43 .501 .500 $44,500
KCR (1 yr) 50.0 34 0 27 4.86 4.14 -0.09 -0.17 101.4 4.12 -4 -0.4 1.9 -0.3 -0.2 0 .488 .497 $25,000
PIT (1 yr) 20.2 11 0 12 5.23 3.43 0.39 -0.15 101.0 2.91 -6 -0.7 .6 0.1 -0.4 -4 .439 .496

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1960 24 KCA AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1961 25 KCA AL 17 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 340 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 26 KCA AL 30 39 35 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 .057 .108 .057 .165 -55 2 1 0 2 0 0 1
1963 27 KCA AL 38 85 80 3 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 25 .138 .148 .138 .286 -21 11 0 0 4 0 0 1
1964 28 DET AL 40 97 82 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 27 .073 .094 .085 .179 -50 7 3 0 12 1 0 1 MVP-30
1965 29 DET AL 34 66 58 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 20 .069 .085 .069 .154 -56 4 1 0 7 0 0 1
1966 30 DET AL 38 48 45 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 17 .044 .085 .067 .152 -56 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
1967 31 DET AL 36 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1968 32 PIT NL 11 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 103 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1969 33 KCR AL 34 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 283 362 324 9 28 3 0 0 10 0 1 9 108 .086 .111 .096 .206 -42 31 6 0 28 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 207 185 5 16 2 0 0 6 0 1 5 62 .086 .111 .096 .206 -42 18 3 0 16 1 0
KCA (4 yrs) 90 128 119 5 15 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 38 .126 .148 .134 .282 -23 16 1 0 6 0 0
DET (4 yrs) 148 227 200 4 12 2 0 0 3 0 1 5 69 .060 .083 .070 .153 -57 14 5 0 21 1 0
KCR (1 yr) 34 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 11 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 103 1 0 0 1 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 272 358 321 9 27 3 0 0 8 0 1 9 107 .084 .109 .093 .202 -43 30 6 0 27 1 0
NL (1 yr) 11 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 103 1 0 0 1 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
1960 24 KCA AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1961 25 KCA AL 17 3 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 26 KCA AL 30 39 -8 -0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1963 27 KCA AL 38 85 -11 -0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1964 28 DET AL 40 97 -18 -0 -0 0 11 -7 -0.9 0 -7 -0.9 .479 .495 -0.8 -0.1 -7 1 MVP-30
1965 29 DET AL 34 66 -11 0 -0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1966 30 DET AL 38 48 -8 -0 -0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $20,000 1
1967 31 DET AL 36 16 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $24,500 1
1968 32 PIT NL 11 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1969 33 KCR AL 34 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $25,000 1
10 Seasons 283 362 -60 -1 -0 0 41 -20 -2.4 0 -20 -2.4 .492 .498 -2.3 -0.2 -20 $69,500
KCA (4 yrs) 90 128 -19 -0 0 0 15 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .495 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -4
DET (4 yrs) 148 227 -41 -1 -1 0 26 -16 -2.0 0 -16 -2.0 .487 .497 -1.9 -0.1 -16 $44,500
KCR (1 yr) 34 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $25,000
PIT (1 yr) 11 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 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
1960 KCA AL 24 P 5 0 0 8.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.16 0.40 .965 1.94 1.96 0 0 0
1961 KCA AL 25 P 17 0 0 21.0 6 0 5 1 0 .833 2.14 0.29 .953 2.06 2.02 0 0 2
1962 KCA AL 26 P 30 9 3 110.0 29 7 22 0 2 1.000 2.37 0.97 .958 2.08 2.07 7 2 22% 36% 1
1963 KCA AL 27 P 38 34 4 237.2 60 15 43 2 2 .967 2.20 1.53 .955 1.99 2.00 12 3 20% 33% 3
1964 DET AL 28 P 40 36 11 254.0 59 22 35 2 2 .966 2.02 1.43 .957 1.90 1.89 7 6 46% 37% 0 MVP-30
1965 DET AL 29 P 34 27 8 195.1 54 15 37 2 0 .963 2.40 1.53 .951 2.04 2.03 10 5 33% 34% 3
1966 DET AL 30 P 38 14 3 140.2 35 11 24 0 2 1.000 2.24 0.92 .952 1.99 1.98 6 3 33% 38% 4
1967 DET AL 31 P 36 4 0 85.1 28 8 18 2 1 .929 2.74 0.72 .957 1.96 1.96 6 2 25% 41% 2
1968 PIT NL 32 P 11 0 0 20.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.74 0.36 .958 2.00 2.02 1 0 0% 40% 0
1969 KCR AL 33 P 34 0 0 50.0 13 2 10 1 0 .923 2.16 0.35 .951 1.87 1.88 4 1 20% 36% 3
10 Seasons P 283 124 29 1123.0 290 80 200 10 9 .966 2.24 0.99 .955 1.98 1.97 53 22 29% 36% 18
10 Seasons TOT 283 124 29 1123.0 290 80 200 10 9 .966 2.24 0.99 .955 1.98 1.97 53 22 29% 36% 18
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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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (30, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Wins s c a p y
1964 AL  19 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1964 AL  254.0 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1963 AL  34 (9th)
1964 AL  36 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1964 AL  11 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1965 AL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1964 AL  28 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1964 AL  81 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1963 AL  244 (5th)
1964 AL  224 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1965 AL  0.553 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1963 AL  15 (5th)
1965 AL  14 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1963 AL  108 (2nd)
1964 AL  97 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1962 AL  8 (9th)
1963 AL  9 (4th)
1964 AL  12 (2nd)
1965 AL  11 (2nd)
1966 AL  8 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1963 AL  1,020 (8th)
1964 AL  1,064 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1964 AL  12 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1964 AL  22 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1963 AL  43 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1391), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1241), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (771), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (358th), 7.5 career WAR/7.8 7yr-peak WAR/7.7 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
1966 30 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? 1/7/67 TSN
1967 31 Detroit Tigers $24,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 1/7/67 TSN: $20,000
1969 33 Kansas City Royals $25,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$69,500
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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