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Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Forrester Wood (Wilbah)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 22, 1941 in Cambridge, MA
High School: Belmont HS (Belmont, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1961 (Age 19.251)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Pirates/RedSox 1961-1978

Final Game: August 22, 1978 (Age 36.304)
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Standard Pitching

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
1961 19 BOS AL 0 0 5.54 6 1 2 0 0 0 13.0 14 8 8 2 7 0 7 0 0 1 61 77 5.11 1.615 9.7 1.4 4.8 4.8 1.00
1962 20 BOS AL 0 0 3.52 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 6 3 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 31 123 3.01 1.174 7.0 0.0 3.5 3.5 1.00
1963 21 BOS AL 0 5 .000 3.76 25 6 11 0 0 0 64.2 67 35 27 10 13 1 28 3 1 2 271 101 4.37 1.237 9.3 1.4 1.8 3.9 2.15
1964 22 TOT MLB 0 2 .000 7.04 7 2 2 1 0 0 23.0 29 19 18 1 14 5 12 2 1 5 113 53 4.21 1.870 11.3 0.4 5.5 4.7 0.86
1964 22 BOS AL 0 0 17.47 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 13 11 11 1 3 2 5 0 0 2 34 24 4.72 2.824 20.6 1.6 4.8 7.9 1.67
1964 22 PIT NL 0 2 .000 3.63 3 2 0 1 0 0 17.1 16 8 7 0 11 3 7 2 1 3 79 99 4.05 1.558 8.3 0.0 5.7 3.6 0.64
1965 23 PIT NL 1 1 .500 3.16 34 1 9 0 0 0 51.1 44 21 18 3 16 3 29 1 0 1 206 112 3.14 1.169 7.7 0.5 2.8 5.1 1.81
1967 25 CHW AL 4 2 .667 2.45 51 8 10 0 0 4 95.1 95 34 26 2 28 4 47 1 2 6 404 123 2.74 1.290 9.0 0.2 2.6 4.4 1.68
1968 26 CHW AL 13 12 .520 1.87 88 2 46 0 0 16 159.0 127 39 33 8 33 12 74 3 0 3 626 171 2.79 1.006 7.2 0.5 1.9 4.2 2.24 MVP-25
1969 27 CHW AL 10 11 .476 3.01 76 0 50 0 0 15 119.2 113 48 40 13 40 15 73 3 0 5 511 129 3.78 1.279 8.5 1.0 3.0 5.5 1.83
1970 28 CHW AL 9 13 .409 2.81 77 0 62 0 0 21 121.2 118 50 38 7 36 7 85 2 0 4 507 135 2.93 1.266 8.7 0.5 2.7 6.3 2.36
1971 ★ 29 CHW AL 22 13 .629 1.91 44 42 2 22 7 1 334.0 272 95 71 21 62 2 210 7 0 6 1316 189 2.63 1.000 7.3 0.6 1.7 5.7 3.39 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
1972 ★ 30 CHW AL 24 17 .585 2.51 49 49 0 20 8 0 376.2 325 119 105 28 74 5 193 7 0 11 1490 126 2.99 1.059 7.8 0.7 1.8 4.6 2.61 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7
1973 31 CHW AL 24 20 .545 3.46 49 48 1 21 4 0 359.1 381 166 138 25 91 3 199 7 0 7 1531 116 3.18 1.314 9.5 0.6 2.3 5.0 2.19 CYA-5
1974 ★ 32 CHW AL 20 19 .513 3.60 42 42 0 22 1 0 320.1 305 143 128 27 80 8 169 9 0 5 1316 105 3.45 1.202 8.6 0.8 2.2 4.7 2.11 AS
1975 33 CHW AL 16 20 .444 4.11 43 43 0 14 2 0 291.1 309 148 133 26 92 5 140 5 2 6 1245 95 3.78 1.376 9.5 0.8 2.8 4.3 1.52
1976 34 CHW AL 4 3 .571 2.24 7 7 0 5 1 0 56.1 51 24 14 3 11 0 31 0 0 1 225 162 2.81 1.101 8.1 0.5 1.8 5.0 2.82
1977 35 CHW AL 7 8 .467 4.99 24 18 2 5 1 0 122.2 139 75 68 10 50 0 42 10 0 0 548 83 4.58 1.541 10.2 0.7 3.7 3.1 0.84
1978 36 CHW AL 10 10 .500 5.20 28 27 1 4 0 0 168.0 187 103 97 23 74 1 69 3 0 9 753 74 4.92 1.554 10.0 1.2 4.0 3.7 0.93
17 Yrs 164 156 .513 3.24 651 297 198 114 24 57 2684.0 2582 1130 965 209 724 71 1411 63 6 72 11154 114 3.37 1.232 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.95
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .513 3.24 47 21 14 8 2 4 193 185 81 69 15 52 5 101 5 0 5 800 114 3.37 1.232 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.95
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
CHW (12 yrs) 163 148 .524 3.18 578 286 174 113 24 57 2524.1 2422 1044 891 193 671 62 1332 57 4 63 10472 116 3.33 1.225 8.6 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.99
BOS (4 yrs) 0 5 .000 4.85 36 8 15 0 0 0 91.0 100 57 49 13 26 3 43 3 1 5 397 81 4.38 1.385 9.9 1.3 2.6 4.3 1.65
PIT (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.28 37 3 9 1 0 0 68.2 60 29 25 3 27 6 36 3 1 4 285 108 3.37 1.267 7.9 0.4 3.5 4.7 1.33
AL (16 yrs) 163 153 .516 3.23 614 294 189 113 24 57 2615.1 2522 1101 940 206 697 65 1375 60 5 68 10869 114 3.37 1.231 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.97
NL (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.28 37 3 9 1 0 0 68.2 60 29 25 3 27 6 36 3 1 4 285 108 3.37 1.267 7.9 0.4 3.5 4.7 1.33
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
1961 19 BOS AL 13.0 6 1 8 5.54 4.90 0.09 -0.14 100.3 4.69 -1 -0.1 .7 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .480 .499
1962 20 BOS AL 7.2 1 1 3 3.52 3.68 0.25 0.06 104.0 3.63 0 0.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .520 .500
1963 21 BOS AL 64.2 25 6 35 4.87 4.13 0.17 -0.07 104.3 4.06 -5 -0.6 .5 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .478 .497
1964 22 BOS AL 5.2 4 0 11 17.47 3.94 -0.37 -0.16 105.9 4.40 -8 -0.7 .2 0.3 -0.4 -8 .313 .495
1964 22 PIT NL 17.1 3 2 8 4.15 4.58 -0.15 0.02 99.7 4.74 1 0.1 .9 -0.0 0.3 3 .537 .501
1965 23 PIT NL 51.1 34 1 21 3.68 4.18 0.31 -0.15 100.2 3.71 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 0.5 5 .501 .500
1967 25 CHW AL 95.1 51 8 34 3.21 3.71 0.53 -0.05 92.4 2.90 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 0.5 4 .495 .499 $12,000
1968 26 CHW AL 159.0 88 2 39 2.21 3.50 0.20 -0.13 106.5 3.37 22 2.9 1.9 1.0 5.4 32 .533 .518 MVP-25
1969 27 CHW AL 120.0 76 0 48 3.60 4.12 -0.11 -0.17 107.6 4.37 11 1.2 1.7 0.2 2.6 20 .516 .508
1970 28 CHW AL 121.2 77 0 50 3.70 4.19 -0.39 -0.17 101.3 4.47 11 1.3 1.5 0.1 2.5 21 .516 .508
1971 ★ 29 CHW AL 334.0 44 42 95 2.56 3.86 -0.29 0.06 103.3 4.35 66 8.6 3.6 -0.1 11.7 94 .696 .553 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
1972 ★ 30 CHW AL 376.2 49 49 119 2.84 3.48 -0.43 0.05 102.1 4.04 53 7.3 -0.2 10.7 79 .648 .545 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7
1973 31 CHW AL 359.1 49 48 166 4.16 4.34 -0.44 0.12 105.4 5.17 37 4.2 2.3 -0.2 7.5 74 .586 .526 CYA-5
1974 ★ 32 CHW AL 320.1 42 42 143 4.02 4.10 -0.24 0.12 104.1 4.65 22 2.6 -0.2 5.6 51 .562 .516 $125,000 AS
1975 33 CHW AL 291.1 43 43 148 4.57 4.34 -0.25 0.13 102.4 4.84 9 0.9 -0.2 3.7 36 .522 .506
1976 34 CHW AL 56.1 7 7 24 3.83 4.01 -0.28 0.12 104.8 4.62 5 0.6 -0.0 1.1 10 .588 .504 $135,000
1977 35 CHW AL 122.2 24 18 75 5.50 4.49 -0.64 0.09 101.6 5.31 -3 -0.3 .5 -0.1 0.8 10 .487 .498
1978 36 CHW AL 168.0 28 27 103 5.52 4.27 -0.07 0.12 102.1 4.55 -18 -1.9 .1 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .434 .489 $140,000
17 Seasons 2684.1 651 297 1130 3.79 4.03 -0.23 0.04 103.1 4.45 200 26.0 1.5 0.3 52.1 427 .540 .514 $412,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CHW (12 yrs) 2524.2 578 286 1044 3.72 4.02 -0.26 0.05 103.2 4.47 213 27.3 1.7 0.1 51.8 428 .547 .516 $412,000
BOS (4 yrs) 91.0 36 8 57 5.64 4.19 0.13 -0.07 103.8 4.13 -14 -1.4 .5 0.3 -0.4 -8 .461 .497
PIT (2 yrs) 68.2 37 3 29 3.80 4.28 0.20 -0.11 100.1 3.97 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.8 8 .504 .500

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1971 CHW AL 29
1972 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 4.50 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1974 CHW AL 32

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1961 19 BOS AL 6 60 51 8 14 5 0 2 2 0 7 7 .275 .356 .490 .846 .279 25 0 0 1 1 0 0
1962 20 BOS AL 1 31 28 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 .214 .290 .250 .540 .240 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
1963 21 BOS AL 25 271 248 35 67 12 1 10 0 0 13 28 .270 .311 .448 .758 .268 111 7 3 4 3 1 4
1964 22 TOT MLB 7 113 95 19 29 5 0 1 0 1 14 12 .305 .402 .389 .791 .337 37 0 2 1 1 5 1
1964 22 BOS AL 4 34 30 11 13 3 0 1 0 0 3 5 .433 .485 .633 1.118 .500 19 0 0 1 0 2 1
1964 22 PIT NL 3 79 65 8 16 2 0 0 0 1 11 7 .246 .367 .277 .644 .271 18 0 2 0 1 3 0
1965 23 PIT NL 24 34 206 186 21 44 9 3 3 1 1 16 29 .237 .298 .366 .663 .263 68 8 1 1 2 3 3
1967 25 CHW AL 51 404 365 34 95 14 1 2 5 5 28 47 .260 .312 .321 .632 .291 117 8 1 6 4 4 7
1968 26 CHW AL 88 626 573 39 127 18 3 8 3 3 33 74 .222 .266 .305 .572 .241 175 13 3 14 3 12 2
1969 27 CHW AL 76 511 455 48 113 12 4 13 8 2 40 73 .248 .311 .378 .689 .268 172 10 3 9 4 15 9
1970 28 CHW AL 77 508 459 50 118 16 1 7 16 5 36 85 .257 .311 .342 .653 .299 157 6 2 7 4 7 7
1971 29 CHW AL 44 1316 1224 95 272 31 4 21 27 12 62 210 .222 .263 .306 .568 .252 374 24 7 18 5 2 17
1972 30 CHW AL 49 1490 1384 119 325 50 8 28 20 18 74 193 .235 .276 .343 .620 .254 475 33 7 21 4 5 23
1973 31 CHW AL 49 1531 1410 166 381 55 11 25 31 12 91 199 .270 .315 .378 .693 .297 533 32 7 12 11 3 28
1974 32 CHW AL 42 1316 1201 143 305 50 7 27 29 16 80 169 .254 .303 .375 .677 .273 450 33 9 14 12 8 19
1975 33 CHW AL 43 1245 1136 148 309 53 10 26 31 17 92 140 .272 .328 .405 .733 .290 460 24 5 6 6 5 14
1976 34 CHW AL 7 225 211 24 51 11 0 3 6 4 11 31 .242 .278 .336 .615 .270 71 4 0 2 1 0 5
1977 35 CHW AL 24 548 474 75 139 18 3 10 13 13 50 42 .293 .371 .407 .778 .304 193 11 10 11 3 0 14
1978 36 CHW AL 28 753 655 103 187 21 3 23 14 9 74 69 .285 .357 .432 .789 .288 283 10 3 14 7 1 9
17 Yrs 24 651 11154 10155 1130 2582 381 59 209 206 118 724 1411 .254 .306 .365 .671 .276 3708 224 63 141 71 71 163
162 Game Avg. 2 47 800 728 81 185 27 4 15 15 8 52 101 .254 .306 .365 .671 .276 266 16 5 10 5 5 12
MLB Averages .252 .319 .374 .692 .278
PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1961 19 BOS AL -1.3 -0.1 62 -0.6 0.5 -1.0 .59 -0.4 -0.6 -3.8 -0.4 1.04 -2.0 1 1 3
1962 20 BOS AL 0.8 0.1 32 0.3 0.9 -0.6 1.55 0.2 0.0 2.5 0.3 0.95 1.7 0 0 0
1963 21 BOS AL -1.7 -0.2 276 -1.5 2.5 -3.9 .62 -0.8 -1.5 -4.7 -0.5 0.96 -4.8 2 3 11
1964 22 TOT MLB -7.4 -0.7 122 -0.3 1.6 -1.9 .97 -0.2 -0.1 -9.9 -0.9 1.10 -4.9 0 1 4
1964 22 BOS AL -7.3 -0.7 36 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 .09 -0.3 -0.0 -8.3 -0.8 1.23 -5.5 0 0 4
1964 22 PIT NL -0.1 -0.0 86 -0.3 1.6 -1.9 1.35 0.1 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2 1.05 0.6 0 1 0
1965 23 PIT NL 2.0 0.2 191 -0.1 1.7 -1.8 .60 0.2 -0.4 2.2 0.2 0.98 2.1 5 4 20
1967 25 CHW AL 4.4 0.5 427 0.4 6.3 -5.9 .91 -0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 1.02 -2.2 11 10 22
1968 26 CHW AL 21.5 2.5 639 2.9 15.3 -12.4 1.37 2.2 -0.1 24.9 2.8 0.99 18.8 47 14 24
1969 27 CHW AL 9.8 1.0 541 -1.6 12.3 -13.9 1.40 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.0 1.02 -1.2 36 19 16
1970 28 CHW AL 10.0 1.0 549 -1.9 11.8 -13.7 1.42 0.4 -1.8 -0.8 -0.1 1.04 5.7 35 19 22
1971 29 CHW AL 54.0 6.3 1383 5.0 24.9 -19.9 1.03 5.2 -0.4 47.3 5.4 0.90 50.6 2 0 0
1972 30 CHW AL 26.8 3.2 1553 2.7 28.0 -25.3 1.03 1.6 1.0 28.5 3.3 0.90 15.3 0 0 0
1973 31 CHW AL 16.8 1.8 1594 -0.2 25.4 -25.6 .96 0.7 -0.9 4.9 0.5 0.94 6.9 1 0 0
1974 32 CHW AL 7.1 0.8 1378 0.3 22.6 -22.3 .98 0.1 0.2 3.5 0.4 0.92 1.7 0 0 0
1975 33 CHW AL -4.8 -0.5 1305 -1.9 20.9 -22.9 .96 -1.0 -1.0 -5.4 -0.5 0.92 -7.7 0 0 0
1976 34 CHW AL 5.0 0.6 237 0.6 3.0 -2.4 .73 0.5 0.4 1.5 0.2 0.96 3.3 0 0 0
1977 35 CHW AL -11.2 -1.1 574 -0.2 9.8 -10.0 1.05 -0.8 0.6 -11.9 -1.1 0.99 -9.8 0 1 4
1978 36 CHW AL -22.7 -2.2 788 -1.5 12.3 -13.8 .99 -2.2 0.6 -23.2 -2.3 0.97 -24.3 0 0 1
17 Yrs 109.0 13.1 11651 2.3 199.7 -197.4 1.03 5.3 -3.1 55.6 7.2 0.95 49.2 140 72 127
PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1961 19 BOS AL 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 36.0 36 36 2 0 0 1 8.0 6.8 3.0
1962 20 BOS AL 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 1 100% 55.0 55 55 2 2 0 1 2.3 2.3 7.7
1963 21 BOS AL 25 6 0 4 2 0 0 1 5 .167 1 0 0 0 1 17% 40.5 48 29 6 4 1 3 3.0 2.3 4.7
1964 22 TOT MLB 7 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 .000 0 0 1 0 1 50% 62 30 4 0 0 1 1.9 1.3 7.0
1964 22 PIT NL 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 .000 0 0 1 0 1 50% 46.0 62 30 3 0 0 1 1.9 1.3 7.0
1965 23 PIT NL 34 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 41.0 41 41 17 6 0 1 2.0 3.6 4.0
1967 25 CHW AL 51 8 4 2 2 2 0 6 2 .750 0 1 0 0 2 25% 49.9 70 34 20 3 6 1 3.1 4.0 5.3
1968 26 CHW AL 88 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 2 100% 57.5 62 53 23 4 2 0 6.4 8.3 7.0
1971 29 CHW AL 44 42 22 13 7 1 10 25 17 .595 1 6 22 7 37 88% 64.1 84 28 17 4 35 4 3.7 3.5 7.9
1972 30 CHW AL 49 49 24 17 8 3 8 29 20 .592 3 3 20 8 33 67% 60.4 90 29 27 10 47 2 3.8 3.6 7.7
1973 31 CHW AL 49 48 23 20 5 3 7 26 22 .542 2 4 21 4 29 60% 52.7 81 13 37 9 45 2 4.4 4.4 7.4
1974 32 CHW AL 42 42 20 19 3 6 11 21 21 .500 2 1 22 1 26 62% 54.7 99 21 21 4 35 4 4.4 4.6 7.6
1975 33 CHW AL 43 43 16 20 7 2 4 20 23 .465 4 2 14 2 21 49% 49.5 86 15 36 18 37 1 4.4 4.3 6.8
1976 34 CHW AL 7 7 4 3 0 2 1 4 3 .571 0 0 5 1 3 43% 59.3 80 22 1 0 1 2 3.8 3.8 8.0
1977 35 CHW AL 24 18 7 8 3 1 2 7 11 .389 1 1 5 1 9 50% 45.7 84 18 22 12 5 3 3.8 3.9 6.1
1978 36 CHW AL 28 27 10 10 7 3 1 12 15 .444 0 3 4 0 10 37% 44.4 73 20 34 11 14 6 4.6 4.6 6.1
15 Yrs 494 297 131 120 46 23 46 152 145 .512 15 21 114 24 175 59% 54 99 13 268 87 228 32 4.1 4.1 7.1
MLB Averages .500 55% 53 116 -14 4.1 4.0 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1961 19 BOS AL 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 2 .594 1 1 3 1 0 4 2 3 4 1 4 0 6.0
1963 21 BOS AL 25 19 11 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 11 8 73% 8 .615 2 3 11 1 0 18 5 14 10 0 10 3 5.8
1964 22 TOT MLB 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% .969 0 1 4 0 0 5 3 2 3 1 3 1 5.4
1964 22 BOS AL 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 7 .089 0 0 4 0 0 4 2 2 2 1 2 1 4.3
1964 22 PIT NL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 1.348 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 10.0
1965 23 PIT NL 34 33 9 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 1 27 7 26% 8 .599 5 4 20 2 2 26 15 15 16 10 13 6 4.3
1967 25 CHW AL 51 43 10 0 0 5 4 1 80% 6 1 34 10 29% 9 .910 11 10 22 6 8 29 20 23 18 18 19 15 3.7
1968 26 CHW AL 88 86 46 12 11 21 16 5 76% 28 7 73 18 25% 8 1.365 47 14 24 33 23 30 41 45 52 12 55 41 5.1
1969 27 CHW AL 76 76 50 10 11 22 15 7 68% 23 0 56 27 48% 8 1.396 36 19 16 25 23 28 30 46 40 16 44 27 4.7
1970 28 CHW AL 77 77 62 9 13 27 21 6 78% 28 1 60 21 35% 8 1.420 35 19 22 28 16 33 30 47 45 11 46 30 4.7
1971 29 CHW AL 44 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 1 50% 8 1.034 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.0
1973 31 CHW AL 49 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 .961 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 15.0
1977 35 CHW AL 24 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 8 1.051 0 1 4 1 0 5 2 4 3 2 3 0 6.5
1978 36 CHW AL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .990 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
12 Yrs 509 354 198 33 36 78 57 21 73% 89 10 275 98 36% 1.060 140 72 127 98 74 179 149 202 194 72 200 123 4.8

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1961 19 BOS AL 60 30% 3.3% 11.7% 11.7% 11.7% 50% 0.60 72% 13 0 0%
1962 20 BOS AL 31 13% 0.0% 9.7% 9.7% 3.2% 17% 1.71 81% 6 1 17%
1963 21 BOS AL 271 33% 3.7% 10.3% 4.8% 8.5% 34% 1.16 79% 54 7 13%
1964 22 TOT MLB 113 19% 0.9% 10.6% 12.4% 5.3% 21% 2.67 73% 29 0 0%
1964 22 BOS AL 34 32% 2.9% 14.7% 8.8% 11.8% 31% 5.00 71% 11 0 0%
1964 22 PIT NL 79 14% 0.0% 8.9% 13.9% 2.5% 13% 2.31 75% 18 0 0%
1965 23 PIT NL 206 35% 1.5% 14.1% 7.8% 7.3% 34% 1.19 76% 40 8 20%
1967 25 CHW AL 404 23% 0.5% 11.6% 6.9% 4.2% 18% 0.87 79% 68 8 12%
1968 26 CHW AL 626 30% 1.3% 11.8% 5.3% 4.6% 23% 1.30 79% 125 13 10%
1969 27 CHW AL 511 26% 2.5% 14.3% 7.8% 5.7% 26% 1.18 73% 98 10 10%
1970 28 CHW AL 508 30% 1.4% 16.7% 7.1% 4.7% 20% 1.24 73% 100 6 6%
1971 29 CHW AL 1316 18% 1.6% 16.0% 4.7% 4.3% 21% 1.12 76% 206 24 12%
1972 30 CHW AL 1490 17% 1.9% 13.0% 5.0% 5.8% 27% 1.38 78% 230 33 14%
1973 31 CHW AL 1531 18% 1.6% 13.0% 5.9% 5.9% 24% 1.29 78% 282 32 11%
1974 32 CHW AL 1316 20% 2.1% 12.8% 6.1% 6.4% 28% 1.19 77% 227 33 15%
1975 33 CHW AL 1245 24% 2.1% 11.2% 7.4% 7.2% 29% 1.15 78% 213 24 11%
1976 34 CHW AL 225 20% 1.3% 13.8% 4.9% 6.2% 28% 1.53 79% 48 4 8%
1977 35 CHW AL 548 32% 1.8% 7.7% 9.1% 5.7% 22% 1.38 78% 117 11 9%
1978 36 CHW AL 753 28% 3.1% 9.2% 9.8% 6.2% 25% 1.13 76% 163 10 6%
17 Yrs 11154 22% 1.9% 12.7% 6.5% 5.8% 25% 1.22 77% 2019 224 11%
MLB Averages 46% 2.0% 14.3% 8.5% 6.1% 27% 1.10 73% 11%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1961 19 BOS AL 60 14 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 6 3 1 50% 0 1 0 24 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1962 20 BOS AL 31 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1963 21 BOS AL 271 67 10 0 6 7 3 6 4 18 13 2 72% 4 2 1 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1964 22 TOT MLB 113 29 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 12 6 2 50% 1 5 1 51 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1964 22 BOS AL 34 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 67% 1 2 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1964 22 PIT NL 79 16 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 4 2 44% 0 3 1 32 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1965 23 PIT NL 182 44 3 0 5 2 0 1 1 18 9 0 50% 3 1 0 68 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 24
1967 25 CHW AL 404 95 2 0 9 2 0 1 1 23 13 2 57% 7 6 8 166 5 5 50% 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1968 26 CHW AL 626 127 8 0 18 8 0 3 5 37 15 2 41% 2 3 8 248 3 3 50% 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 0
1969 27 CHW AL 511 113 13 0 21 10 3 10 3 44 21 5 48% 9 5 16 195 8 2 80% 4 0 4 2 0 0 2 1 33 0
1970 28 CHW AL 508 118 7 0 14 4 3 4 3 37 15 4 41% 7 4 17 212 16 5 76% 11 5 5 0 0 0 2 2 32 0
1971 29 CHW AL 1316 272 21 0 9 18 3 10 11 36 18 4 50% 17 6 22 432 27 12 69% 23 12 4 0 0 0 5 4 37 0
1972 30 CHW AL 1490 325 28 0 12 23 5 14 14 69 26 13 38% 23 11 13 467 20 18 53% 16 14 4 2 0 2 12 6 23 0
1973 31 CHW AL 1531 381 25 1 23 19 6 8 17 70 38 7 54% 28 7 18 568 31 12 72% 26 12 4 0 1 0 8 8 34 0
1974 32 CHW AL 1316 305 27 0 20 18 9 9 18 60 34 4 57% 19 5 10 463 29 16 64% 27 16 2 0 0 0 6 3 29 0
1975 33 CHW AL 1245 309 26 0 8 18 8 15 11 61 25 4 41% 14 6 6 440 31 17 65% 28 17 3 0 0 0 11 11 23 0
1976 34 CHW AL 225 51 3 0 5 2 1 2 1 8 6 0 75% 5 1 1 85 6 4 60% 5 3 1 1 0 0 3 3 3 0
1977 35 CHW AL 548 139 10 0 15 9 1 6 4 33 20 2 61% 14 0 1 219 13 13 50% 10 13 3 0 0 0 7 6 5 0
1978 36 CHW AL 753 187 23 2 15 13 10 8 15 41 20 2 49% 9 9 4 301 14 9 61% 11 9 3 0 0 0 8 6 26 0
17 Yrs 11130 2582 209 3 184 156 52 98 110 573 282 54 49% 163 72 127 4045 206 118 64% 170 109 35 7 1 2 64 50 306 24
MLB Averages 50% 63%
PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1961 19 0 0 5.54 6 1 2 0 0 0 13.0 14 8 8 2 7 0 7 0 0 1 61 77 1.615 9.7 1.4 4.8 4.8 1.00 77
1962 20 0 0 4.79 7 2 2 0 0 0 20.2 20 11 11 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 92 89 1.452 8.7 0.9 4.4 4.4 1.00 89
1963 21 0 5 .000 4.01 32 8 13 0 0 0 85.1 87 46 38 12 23 1 38 3 1 3 363 98 1.289 9.2 1.3 2.4 4.0 1.65 98
1964 22 0 7 .000 4.65 39 10 15 1 0 0 108.1 116 65 56 13 37 6 50 5 2 8 476 83 1.412 9.6 1.1 3.1 4.2 1.35 83
1965 23 1 8 .111 4.17 73 11 24 1 0 0 159.2 160 86 74 16 53 9 79 6 2 9 682 90 1.334 9.0 0.9 3.0 4.5 1.49 90
1966 24 1 8 .111 4.17 73 11 24 1 0 0 159.2 160 86 74 16 53 9 79 6 2 9 682 90 1.334 9.0 0.9 3.0 4.5 1.49 90
1967 25 5 10 .333 3.53 124 19 34 1 0 4 255.0 255 120 100 18 81 13 126 7 4 15 1086 99 1.318 9.0 0.6 2.9 4.4 1.56 99
1968 26 18 22 .450 2.89 212 21 80 1 0 20 414.0 382 159 133 26 114 25 200 10 4 18 1712 117 1.198 8.3 0.6 2.5 4.3 1.75 117
1969 27 28 33 .459 2.92 288 21 130 1 0 35 533.2 495 207 173 39 154 40 273 13 4 23 2223 120 1.216 8.3 0.7 2.6 4.6 1.77 120
1970 28 37 46 .446 2.90 365 21 192 1 0 56 655.1 613 257 211 46 190 47 358 15 4 27 2730 123 1.225 8.4 0.6 2.6 4.9 1.88 123
1971 29 59 59 .500 2.57 409 63 194 23 7 57 989.1 885 352 282 67 252 49 568 22 4 33 4046 139 1.149 8.1 0.6 2.3 5.2 2.25 139
1972 30 83 76 .522 2.55 458 112 194 43 15 57 1366.0 1210 471 387 95 326 54 761 29 4 44 5536 136 1.124 8.0 0.6 2.1 5.0 2.33 136
1973 31 107 96 .527 2.74 507 160 195 64 19 57 1725.1 1591 637 525 120 417 57 960 36 4 51 7067 131 1.164 8.3 0.6 2.2 5.0 2.30 131
1974 32 127 115 .525 2.87 549 202 195 86 20 57 2045.2 1896 780 653 147 497 65 1129 45 4 56 8383 126 1.170 8.3 0.6 2.2 5.0 2.27 126
1975 33 143 135 .514 3.03 592 245 195 100 22 57 2337.0 2205 928 786 173 589 70 1269 50 6 62 9628 120 1.196 8.5 0.7 2.3 4.9 2.15 120
1976 34 147 138 .516 3.01 599 252 195 105 23 57 2393.1 2256 952 800 176 600 70 1300 50 6 63 9853 121 1.193 8.5 0.7 2.3 4.9 2.17 121
1977 35 154 146 .513 3.10 623 270 197 110 24 57 2516.0 2395 1027 868 186 650 70 1342 60 6 63 10401 118 1.210 8.6 0.7 2.3 4.8 2.06 118
1978 36 164 156 .513 3.24 651 297 198 114 24 57 2684.0 2582 1130 965 209 724 71 1411 63 6 72 11154 114 1.232 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.95 114

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1961 19 0 1 .000 4.15 13.0 13 7 6 2 6 7 0 1.462 9.0 4.2 4.8 1.17 1.4 6
1962 20 1 0 1.000 3.38 8.0 6 3 3 0 3 3 0 1.125 6.8 3.4 3.4 1.00 0.0 1
1963 21 3 4 .429 4.43 65.0 69 36 32 10 13 28 3 1.262 9.6 1.8 3.9 2.15 1.4 25
1964 22 1 2 .333 7.43 23.0 31 21 19 1 15 12 2 2.000 12.1 5.9 4.7 0.80 0.4 7
1965 23 3 3 .500 3.88 51.0 48 24 22 3 17 29 1 1.275 8.5 3.0 5.1 1.71 0.5 34
1967 25 6 5 .545 3.69 95.0 111 43 39 2 33 47 1 1.516 10.5 3.1 4.5 1.42 0.2 51
1968 26 10 8 .556 2.38 159.0 143 47 42 9 37 74 3 1.132 8.1 2.1 4.2 2.00 0.5 88
1969 27 7 6 .538 3.30 120.0 114 49 44 13 40 73 3 1.283 8.6 3.0 5.5 1.83 1.0 76
1970 28 7 7 .500 3.47 122.0 123 52 47 7 38 85 2 1.320 9.1 2.8 6.3 2.24 0.5 77
1971 29 24 13 .649 2.52 336.0 293 105 94 23 67 211 8 1.071 7.8 1.8 5.7 3.15 0.6 44
1972 30 26 18 .591 3.18 394.0 391 154 139 34 89 202 8 1.218 8.9 2.0 4.6 2.27 0.8 49
1973 31 21 19 .525 3.69 359.0 380 163 147 25 91 199 7 1.312 9.5 2.3 5.0 2.19 0.6 49
1974 32 19 17 .528 3.74 320.0 317 148 133 28 83 169 9 1.250 8.9 2.3 4.8 2.04 0.8 42
1975 33 16 17 .485 4.12 293.0 316 149 134 27 94 141 5 1.399 9.7 2.9 4.3 1.50 0.8 43
1976 34 3 3 .500 3.63 57.0 54 26 23 3 12 31 0 1.158 8.5 1.9 4.9 2.58 0.5 7
1977 35 6 8 .429 4.83 123.0 139 73 66 10 50 42 10 1.537 10.2 3.7 3.1 0.84 0.7 24
1978 36 8 11 .421 5.14 168.0 194 107 96 24 77 69 3 1.613 10.4 4.1 3.7 0.90 1.3 28
17 Yrs 161 142 .531 3.61 2706.0 2742 1207 1086 221 765 1422 65 1.296 9.1 4.7 1.86 0.7 651
W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1984 BBWAA ( 3.5%)
1985 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1986 BBWAA ( 5.4%)
1987 BBWAA ( 6.3%)
1988 BBWAA ( 7.0%)
1989 BBWAA ( 3.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 AL (25, 1%)
1971 AL (9, 16%)
1972 AL (7, 23%)
0.40 Career Shares (524th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (3, 19%)
1972 AL (2, 48%)
1973 AL (5, 3%)
0.70 Career Shares (79th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1971 AL  10.9 (1st)
1972 AL  10.3 (2nd)
1973 AL  7.6 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1968 AL  5.4 (7th)
1971 AL  11.7 (1st)
1972 AL  10.7 (2nd)
1973 AL  7.5 (5th)
1974 AL  5.6 (9th)
Career  52.2 (87th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1971 AL  1.91 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1971 AL  22 (3rd)
1972 AL  24 (1st)
1973 AL  24 (1st)
1974 AL  20 (9th)
Career  164 (207th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.000 (2nd)
1972 AL  1.059 (5th)
1974 AL  1.202 (8th)
Career  1.232 (225th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  7.329 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.671 (4th)
1972 AL  1.768 (5th)
1973 AL  2.279 (4th)
1974 AL  2.248 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1968 AL  88 (1st)
1969 AL  76 (1st)
1970 AL  77 (1st)
1973 AL  49 (10th)
Career  651 (140th)

Saves s c a p y
1968 AL  16 (2nd)
1969 AL  15 (6th)
1970 AL  21 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1971 AL  334.0 (2nd)
1972 AL  376.7 (1st)
1973 AL  359.3 (1st)
1974 AL  320.3 (4th)
1975 AL  291.3 (5th)
Career  2,684.0 (195th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 AL  210 (5th)
1972 AL  193 (7th)
1973 AL  199 (8th)
Career  1,411 (226th)

Games Started s c a p y
1971 AL  42 (2nd)
1972 AL  49 (1st)
1973 AL  48 (1st)
1974 AL  42 (1st)
1975 AL  43 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1971 AL  22 (3rd)
1972 AL  20 (3rd)
1973 AL  21 (6th)
1974 AL  22 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (2nd)
1972 AL  8 (2nd)
1973 AL  4 (4th)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  28 (2nd)
1974 AL  27 (3rd)
1975 AL  26 (7th)
1978 AL  23 (9th)
Career  209 (199th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1975 AL  92 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1971 AL  272 (4th)
1972 AL  325 (1st)
1973 AL  381 (1st)
1974 AL  305 (3rd)
1975 AL  309 (2nd)
Career  2,582 (214th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1971 AL  3.387 (3rd)
1972 AL  2.608 (9th)
1973 AL  2.187 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  0.626 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1972 AL  17 (3rd)
1973 AL  20 (2nd)
1974 AL  19 (3rd)
1975 AL  20 (1st)
Career  156 (137th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  105 (1st)
1973 AL  138 (1st)
1974 AL  128 (4th)
1975 AL  133 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1972 AL  11 (3rd)
1978 AL  9 (9th)
Career  72 (241st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1971 AL  7 (9th)
1973 AL  7 (8th)
1974 AL  9 (2nd)
1977 AL  10 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1971 AL  1,316 (2nd)
1972 AL  1,490 (1st)
1973 AL  1,531 (1st)
1974 AL  1,316 (2nd)
1975 AL  1,245 (5th)
Career  11,154 (206th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1968 AL  46 (1st)
1969 AL  50 (2nd)
1970 AL  62 (1st)
Career  198 (248th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1971 AL  189 (1st)
1972 AL  126 (9th)
Career  114 (246th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1971 AL  2.63 (4th)
1973 AL  3.18 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  22 (7th)
1971 AL  54 (1st)
1972 AL  27 (4th)
Career  109 (212th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1968 AL  2.5 (7th)
1971 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1972 AL  3.2 (4th)
Career  13.1 (177th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1968 AL  24.87 (4th)
1971 AL  47.31 (2nd)
1972 AL  28.47 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1968 AL  2.9 (7th)
1971 AL  5.0 (2nd)
1972 AL  2.7 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1968 AL  2.3 (7th)
1971 AL  5.2 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1968 AL  2.8 (6th)
1971 AL  5.4 (2nd)
1972 AL  3.3 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1978 AL  born 1941-10-22 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1961 AL  born 1941-10-22 (10th)


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 - 21 (91), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 86 (280), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 65 (193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 21 (286), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (82nd), 50.2 career WAR/45.8 7yr-peak WAR/48.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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