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Don Wilson

Donald Edward Wilson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 12, 1945 in Monroe, LA
High School: Centennial HS (Compton, CA)
School: Compton Community College (Compton, CA)
Signed
by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1966 (Age 21.229)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Team: Astros 1966-1974

Final Game: September 28, 1974 (Age 29.228)
Died: January 5, 1975 in Houston, TX
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #361. Adonis Terry… #362. Sherry Smith… #363. Kerry Wood… #364. DON WILSON… #365. Dick Donovan… #366. Dick McBride… #367. Scott Erickson… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1966 21 HOU NL 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 22 123 2.89 1.000 7.5 1.5 1.5 10.5 7.00
1967 22 HOU NL 10 9 .526 2.79 31 28 0 7 3 0 184.0 141 67 57 10 69 2 159 7 3 10 757 118 2.76 1.141 6.9 0.5 3.4 7.8 2.30
1968 23 HOU NL 13 16 .448 3.28 33 30 3 9 3 0 208.2 187 85 76 9 70 5 175 4 1 9 884 90 2.33 1.232 8.1 0.4 3.0 7.5 2.50
1969 24 HOU NL 16 12 .571 4.00 34 34 0 13 1 0 225.0 210 119 100 16 97 8 235 9 3 16 979 88 2.76 1.364 8.4 0.6 3.9 9.4 2.42
1970 25 HOU NL 11 6 .647 3.91 29 27 1 3 0 0 184.1 188 92 80 15 66 4 94 7 1 15 806 100 3.87 1.378 9.2 0.7 3.2 4.6 1.42
1971 ★ 26 HOU NL 16 10 .615 2.45 35 34 0 18 3 0 268.0 195 80 73 15 79 3 180 7 0 5 1067 138 2.80 1.022 6.5 0.5 2.7 6.0 2.28 AS
1972 27 HOU NL 15 10 .600 2.68 33 33 0 13 3 0 228.1 196 79 68 16 66 2 172 2 0 11 927 125 2.70 1.147 7.7 0.6 2.6 6.8 2.61
1973 28 HOU NL 11 16 .407 3.20 37 32 4 10 3 2 239.1 187 94 85 21 92 6 149 7 1 7 988 113 3.70 1.166 7.0 0.8 3.5 5.6 1.62
1974 29 HOU NL 11 13 .458 3.08 33 27 2 5 4 0 204.2 170 80 70 16 100 2 112 4 1 4 875 112 4.02 1.319 7.5 0.7 4.4 4.9 1.12
9 Yrs 104 92 .531 3.15 266 245 10 78 20 2 1748.1 1479 698 611 119 640 32 1283 47 10 77 7305 109 3.10 1.212 7.6 0.6 3.3 6.6 2.00
162 Game Avg. 14 12 .531 3.15 35 33 1 10 3 0 233 197 93 81 16 85 4 171 6 1 10 972 109 3.10 1.212 7.6 0.6 3.3 6.6 2.00
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 21 HOU NL 6.0 1 0 2 3.00 3.93 -0.31 -0.16 118.0 4.82 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .640 .501
1967 22 HOU NL 184.0 31 28 67 3.28 3.81 -0.44 0.06 98.1 4.23 17 2.1 1.2 -0.1 3.8 35 .568 .513
1968 23 HOU NL 208.2 33 30 85 3.67 3.45 -0.61 0.05 100.0 4.11 7 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.8 25 .529 .506
1969 24 HOU NL 225.0 34 34 119 4.76 4.05 -0.43 0.06 97.4 4.43 -11 -1.2 -0.1 0.8 11 .466 .493
1970 25 HOU NL 184.1 29 27 92 4.49 4.52 -0.41 0.07 95.2 4.75 3 0.3 .3 -0.1 2.0 23 .511 .502
1971 ★ 26 HOU NL 268.0 35 34 80 2.69 3.89 -0.01 0.06 95.7 3.79 30 3.7 .9 -0.1 6.1 55 .607 .523 AS
1972 27 HOU NL 228.1 33 33 79 3.11 3.87 -0.40 0.06 97.5 4.22 25 3.1 -0.1 4.9 46 .593 .519
1973 28 HOU NL 239.0 37 32 94 3.54 4.19 0.00 0.11 98.5 4.24 18 2.1 2.4 -0.1 4.1 38 .557 .513
1974 29 HOU NL 204.2 33 27 80 3.52 4.21 0.04 0.10 96.5 4.12 12 1.4 1.8 -0.1 3.1 30 .543 .509
9 Seasons 1748.0 266 245 698 3.59 3.99 -0.27 0.07 97.4 4.22 104 12.7 1.5 -0.9 27.7 264 .548 .510

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 21 HOU NL 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 318 2 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1967 22 HOU NL 31 72 66 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 27 .091 .143 .106 .249 -26 7 0 3 2 0 0 1
1968 23 HOU NL 34 78 70 7 15 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 16 .214 .236 .286 .522 59 20 2 1 6 0 0 1
1969 24 HOU NL 34 92 81 7 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 36 .099 .167 .123 .290 -17 10 0 4 2 2 0 1
1970 25 HOU NL 30 73 69 1 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 28 .116 .129 .145 .273 -25 10 3 1 3 0 0 1
1971 ★ 26 HOU NL 35 100 91 5 14 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 37 .154 .181 .165 .346 0 15 2 2 6 0 0 1 AS
1972 27 HOU NL 33 86 76 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 35 .105 .128 .132 .260 -25 10 2 0 8 0 0 1
1973 28 HOU NL 37 86 79 4 14 4 0 0 5 0 0 1 32 .177 .188 .228 .415 15 18 1 0 6 0 0 1
1974 29 HOU NL 33 75 63 6 13 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 .206 .227 .286 .513 46 18 2 2 9 1 0 1
9 Yrs 268 664 597 36 87 18 1 1 35 0 0 9 230 .146 .175 .184 .359 3 110 12 13 42 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 401 361 22 53 11 1 1 21 0 0 5 139 .146 .175 .184 .359 3 66 7 8 25 2 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 HOU NL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .575 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1967 22 HOU NL 31 72 -10 -1 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1968 23 HOU NL 34 78 -3 0 0 0 8 5 0.7 0 5 0.7 .520 .504 0.7 0.0 5 1
1969 24 HOU NL 34 92 -12 -0 1 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1970 25 HOU NL 30 73 -11 0 -0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1971 ★ 26 HOU NL 35 100 -11 1 0 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1972 27 HOU NL 33 86 -11 -0 -0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1973 28 HOU NL 37 86 -10 0 -0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1974 29 HOU NL 33 75 -5 0 -0 0 8 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
9 Seasons 268 664 -73 -0 1 0 72 0 0.2 0 0 0.2 .500 .500 0.1 0.2 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
1966 HOU NL 21 P 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 1.00 .950 1.95 2.00 0 0 0
1967 HOU NL 22 P 31 27 7 184.0 28 9 17 2 0 .929 1.27 0.84 .960 2.00 2.00 12 6 33% 40% 0
1968 HOU NL 23 P 33 30 9 208.2 42 16 22 4 0 .905 1.64 1.15 .958 2.01 2.02 19 1 5% 40% 1
1969 HOU NL 24 P 34 34 13 225.0 47 19 25 3 0 .936 1.76 1.29 .958 1.95 1.94 16 5 24% 40% 1
1970 HOU NL 25 P 29 27 3 184.1 25 6 17 2 2 .920 1.12 0.79 .951 1.85 1.84 12 7 37% 33% 1
1971 HOU NL 26 P 35 34 18 268.0 37 9 26 2 4 .946 1.18 1.00 .954 1.90 1.90 14 8 36% 35% 2 AS
1972 HOU NL 27 P 33 33 13 228.1 47 8 37 2 1 .957 1.77 1.36 .950 1.78 1.78 16 6 27% 37% 3
1973 HOU NL 28 P 37 32 10 239.1 44 15 25 4 3 .909 1.50 1.08 .950 1.88 1.88 23 3 12% 36% 0
1974 HOU NL 29 P 33 27 5 204.2 37 11 21 5 1 .865 1.41 0.97 .944 1.88 1.88 18 11 38% 33% 0
9 Seasons P 266 244 78 1748.1 308 93 191 24 12 .922 1.46 1.07 .953 1.91 1.91 130 47 27% 37% 8
9 Seasons TOT 266 244 78 1748.1 308 93 191 24 12 .922 1.46 1.07 .953 1.91 1.91 130 47 27% 37% 8
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jul 7th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1971 NL  6.1 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1971 NL  6.1 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1971 NL  2.45 (3rd)
1972 NL  2.68 (8th)
Career  3.15 (225th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1970 NL  .647 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 NL  1.022 (2nd)
1973 NL  1.166 (9th)
Career  1.212 (165th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 NL  6.897 (2nd)
1971 NL  6.549 (1st)
1972 NL  7.726 (10th)
1973 NL  7.032 (4th)
1974 NL  7.476 (5th)
Career  7.614 (44th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 NL  7.777 (4th)
1968 NL  7.548 (5th)
1969 NL  9.400 (2nd)
1972 NL  6.780 (7th)
Career  6.605 (170th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1969 NL  235 (4th)
1971 NL  180 (7th)
1972 NL  172 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1972 NL  33 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1971 NL  18 (5th)
1972 NL  13 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1967 NL  3 (6th)
1973 NL  3 (7th)
1974 NL  4 (7th)
Career  20 (244th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 NL  97 (4th)
1974 NL  100 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 NL  0.489 (9th)
1968 NL  0.388 (8th)
1971 NL  0.504 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1968 NL  16 (5th)
1973 NL  16 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1969 NL  100 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1967 NL  10 (6th)
1968 NL  9 (7th)
1969 NL  16 (1st)
1970 NL  15 (2nd)
1972 NL  11 (3rd)
Career  77 (208th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1967 NL  7 (5th)
1969 NL  9 (6th)
1970 NL  7 (10th)
1971 NL  7 (5th)
1973 NL  7 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1971 NL  138 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1968 NL  2.33 (8th)
1969 NL  2.76 (9th)
1971 NL  2.80 (9th)
1972 NL  2.70 (8th)
Career  3.10 (164th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1971 NL  29 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1971 NL  3.3 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1971 NL  33.52 (3rd)
Career  76.16 (215th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.4 (7th)
Career  8.7 (246th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1971 NL  4.3 (2nd)
1972 NL  2.3 (7th)
1973 NL  2.5 (6th)
Career  10.8 (139th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1971 NL  3.9 (3rd)
Career  8.7 (192nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1968 NL  4 (5th)


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 - 2 (752), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 41 (620), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (821), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (294th), 27.9 career WAR/26.9 7yr-peak WAR/27.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Donald dave Don donald Edward Wilson

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