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Red Witt

George Adrian Witt (Red)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 9, 1931 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Phineas Banning HS (Wilmington, CA)
School: California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1957 (Age 25.316, 9,093rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Colt.45's/Angels 1957-1962

Final Game: June 10, 1962 (Age 30.213)
Died: January 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA
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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
1957 25 PIT NL 0 1 .000 40.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 4 6 6 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 13 12 21.96 6.750 27.0 6.8 33.8 6.8 0.20
1958 26 PIT NL 9 2 .818 1.61 18 15 0 5 3 0 106.0 78 22 19 2 59 3 81 2 0 5 442 241 2.92 1.292 6.6 0.2 5.0 6.9 1.37
1959 27 PIT NL 0 7 .000 6.93 15 11 2 0 0 0 50.2 58 43 39 7 32 2 30 1 1 0 234 56 5.11 1.776 10.3 1.2 5.7 5.3 0.94
1960 28 PIT NL 1 2 .333 4.20 10 6 0 0 0 0 30.0 33 18 14 3 12 0 15 0 0 0 128 91 4.03 1.500 9.9 0.9 3.6 4.5 1.25
1961 29 PIT NL 0 1 .000 6.32 9 1 3 0 0 0 15.2 17 12 11 5 5 0 9 0 0 0 67 64 6.53 1.404 9.8 2.9 2.9 5.2 1.80
1962 30 TOT MLB 1 3 .250 7.46 13 4 3 0 0 0 25.1 35 26 21 6 14 0 20 1 0 0 122 52 5.89 1.934 12.4 2.1 5.0 7.1 1.43
1962 30 LAA AL 1 1 .500 8.10 5 2 1 0 0 0 10.0 15 12 9 4 5 0 10 0 0 0 49 49 7.32 2.000 13.5 3.6 4.5 9.0 2.00
1962 30 HOU NL 0 2 .000 7.04 8 2 2 0 0 0 15.1 20 14 12 2 9 0 10 1 0 0 73 55 4.96 1.891 11.7 1.2 5.3 5.9 1.11
6 Yrs 11 16 .407 4.32 66 38 8 5 3 0 229.0 225 127 110 24 127 5 156 4 1 5 1006 90 4.24 1.537 8.8 0.9 5.0 6.1 1.23
162 Game Avg. 7 10 .407 4.32 43 25 5 3 2 0 150 147 83 72 16 83 3 102 3 1 3 658 90 4.24 1.537 8.8 0.9 5.0 6.1 1.23
PIT (5 yrs) 10 13 .435 3.93 53 34 5 5 3 0 203.2 190 101 89 18 113 5 136 3 1 5 884 99 4.03 1.488 8.4 0.8 5.0 6.0 1.20
LAA (1 yr) 1 1 .500 8.10 5 2 1 0 0 0 10.0 15 12 9 4 5 0 10 0 0 0 49 49 7.32 2.000 13.5 3.6 4.5 9.0 2.00
HOU (1 yr) 0 2 .000 7.04 8 2 2 0 0 0 15.1 20 14 12 2 9 0 10 1 0 0 73 55 4.96 1.891 11.7 1.2 5.3 5.9 1.11
NL (6 yrs) 10 15 .400 4.15 61 36 7 5 3 0 219.0 210 115 101 20 122 5 146 4 1 5 957 94 4.09 1.516 8.6 0.8 5.0 6.0 1.20
AL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 8.10 5 2 1 0 0 0 10.0 15 12 9 4 5 0 10 0 0 0 49 49 7.32 2.000 13.5 3.6 4.5 9.0 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
1957 25 PIT NL 1.1 1 1 6 40.50 4.12 0.47 0.00 96.0 3.50 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .150 .498
1958 26 PIT NL 106.0 18 15 22 1.87 4.42 0.33 0.00 99.0 4.05 26 3.1 .3 -0.1 4.0 37 .670 .519
1959 27 PIT NL 50.2 15 11 43 7.64 4.65 0.02 0.00 96.3 4.45 -18 -1.7 .1 0.1 -1.1 -13 .384 .489
1960 28 PIT NL 30.0 10 6 18 5.40 4.40 0.25 0.01 97.7 4.06 -5 -0.5 .3 0.0 -0.1 -2 .453 .497
1961 29 PIT NL 15.2 9 1 12 6.89 4.53 -0.05 -0.08 102.9 4.63 -4 -0.4 .3 0.1 -0.2 -2 .456 .498
1962 30 LAA AL 10.0 5 2 12 10.80 4.69 -0.02 -0.01 101.3 4.76 -7 -0.6 1.2 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .377 .496
1962 30 HOU NL 15.1 8 2 14 8.22 4.74 -0.57 -0.08 95.3 4.98 -6 -0.5 .6 0.0 -0.3 -4 .431 .497
6 Seasons 229.0 66 38 127 4.99 4.51 0.15 -0.01 98.4 4.27 -18 -1.1 .4 0.0 1.4 5 .484 .501
PIT (5 yrs) 203.2 53 34 101 4.46 4.48 0.21 -0.01 98.4 4.19 -6 0.1 .3 0.0 2.3 15 .502 .502
LAA (1 yr) 10.0 5 2 12 10.80 4.69 -0.02 -0.01 101.3 4.76 -7 -0.6 1.2 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .377 .496
HOU (1 yr) 15.1 8 2 14 8.22 4.74 -0.57 -0.08 95.3 4.98 -6 -0.5 .6 0.0 -0.3 -4 .431 .497

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
1960 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS W NYY 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 15 2.625 16.9 0.0 6.8 3.4 0.50
1 WS 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 15 2.625 16.9 0.0 6.8 3.4 0.50

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
1957 25 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 26 PIT NL 18 41 39 5 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .154 .154 .154 .308 -17 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
1959 27 PIT NL 15 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .077 .000 .077 -77 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
1960 28 PIT NL 10 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 29 PIT NL 9 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 288 2 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1962 30 TOT MLB 13 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 58 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 30 LAA AL 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 30 HOU NL 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 66 75 69 6 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 27 .130 .143 .145 .288 -22 10 0 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 184 169 15 22 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 66 .130 .143 .145 .288 -22 25 0 0 10 0 0
PIT (5 yrs) 53 68 62 5 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .113 .127 .129 .256 -31 8 0 0 4 0 0
LAA (1 yr) 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 83 1 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 61 72 66 6 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 27 .121 .134 .136 .271 -27 9 0 0 4 0 0
AL (1 yr) 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 83 1 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
1957 25 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1958 26 PIT NL 18 41 -6 -0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1959 27 PIT NL 15 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1960 28 PIT NL 10 9 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1961 29 PIT NL 9 3 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1962 30 LAA AL 5 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1962 30 HOU NL 8 4 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
6 Seasons 66 75 -12 -0 1 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -3
PIT (5 yrs) 53 68 -11 -0 1 0 8 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
LAA (1 yr) 5 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 0.0 0
HOU (1 yr) 8 4 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .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
1960 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS NYY W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1957 PIT NL 25 P 1 1 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1958 PIT NL 26 P 18 15 5 106.0 19 4 14 1 1 .947 1.53 1.00 .955 1.97 1.96 8 6 43% 39% 0
1959 PIT NL 27 P 15 11 0 50.2 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1.60 0.60 .954 1.99 1.97 7 2 22% 38% 0
1960 PIT NL 28 P 10 6 0 30.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.50 .962 2.10 2.08 5 4 44% 40% 0
1961 PIT NL 29 P 9 1 0 15.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.57 0.11 .960 2.18 2.14 2 1 33% 38% 0
1962 TOT MLB 30 P 13 4 0 25.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.78 0.38 .950 2.06 2.06 7 0 0% 35% 0
1962 LAA AL 30 P 5 2 0 10.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.90 0.20 .960 2.07 2.08 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 HOU NL 30 P 8 2 0 15.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.35 0.50 .948 2.05 2.05 5 0 0% 34% 0
6 Seasons P 66 38 5 229.0 40 8 30 2 2 .950 1.49 0.58 .955 2.02 2.03 29 13 31% 38% 0
6 Seasons TOT 66 38 5 229.0 40 8 30 2 2 .950 1.49 0.58 .955 2.02 2.03 29 13 31% 38% 0
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1958 NL  4.0 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1958 NL  3 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1958 NL  27 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1958 NL  3.0 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1958 NL  24.42 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1958 NL  4.1 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.1 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.7 (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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1638), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1725th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 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: George Adrian Red Witt

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