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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)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Pirates/RedSox 1961-1978

Final Game: August 22, 1978 (Age 36)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 21, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #184. Bartolo Colon… #185. Tommy Bond… #186. John Tudor… #187. WILBUR WOOD… #188. Al Leiter… #189. Bob Caruthers… #190. Chris Carpenter… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1961 19 BOS AL 0 0 5.54 5.11 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
1962 20 BOS AL 0 0 3.52 3.01 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 6 3 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 31 123 1.174 7.0 0.0 3.5 3.5 1.00
1963 21 BOS AL 0 5 .000 3.76 4.37 25 6 11 0 0 0 64.2 67 35 27 10 13 1 28 3 1 2 271 101 1.237 9.3 1.4 1.8 3.9 2.15
1964 22 TOT MLB 0 2 .000 7.04 4.21 7 2 2 1 0 0 23.0 29 19 18 1 14 5 12 2 1 5 113 53 1.870 11.3 0.4 5.5 4.7 0.86
1964 22 BOS AL 0 0 17.47 4.72 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 13 11 11 1 3 2 5 0 0 2 34 24 2.824 20.6 1.6 4.8 7.9 1.67
1964 22 PIT NL 0 2 .000 3.63 4.05 3 2 0 1 0 0 17.1 16 8 7 0 11 3 7 2 1 3 79 99 1.558 8.3 0.0 5.7 3.6 0.64
1965 23 PIT NL 1 1 .500 3.16 3.14 34 1 9 0 0 0 51.1 44 21 18 3 16 3 29 1 0 1 206 112 1.169 7.7 0.5 2.8 5.1 1.81
1967 25 CHW AL 4 2 .667 2.45 2.74 51 8 10 0 0 4 95.1 95 34 26 2 28 4 47 1 2 6 404 123 1.290 9.0 0.2 2.6 4.4 1.68
1968 26 CHW AL 13 12 .520 1.87 2.79 88 2 46 0 0 16 159.0 127 39 33 8 33 12 74 3 0 3 626 171 1.006 7.2 0.5 1.9 4.2 2.24 MVP-25
1969 27 CHW AL 10 11 .476 3.01 3.78 76 0 50 0 0 15 119.2 113 48 40 13 40 15 73 3 0 5 511 129 1.279 8.5 1.0 3.0 5.5 1.83
1970 28 CHW AL 9 13 .409 2.81 2.93 77 0 62 0 0 21 121.2 118 50 38 7 36 7 85 2 0 4 507 135 1.266 8.7 0.5 2.7 6.3 2.36
1971 29 CHW AL 22 13 .629 1.91 2.63 44 42 2 22 7 1 334.0 272 95 71 21 62 2 210 7 0 6 1316 189 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 2.99 49 49 0 20 8 0 376.2 325 119 105 28 74 5 193 7 0 11 1490 126 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 3.18 49 48 1 21 4 0 359.1 381 166 138 25 91 3 199 7 0 7 1531 116 1.314 9.5 0.6 2.3 5.0 2.19 CYA-5
1974 32 CHW AL 20 19 .513 3.60 3.45 42 42 0 22 1 0 320.1 305 143 128 27 80 8 169 9 0 5 1316 105 1.202 8.6 0.8 2.2 4.7 2.11 AS
1975 33 CHW AL 16 20 .444 4.11 3.78 43 43 0 14 2 0 291.1 309 148 133 26 92 5 140 5 2 6 1245 95 1.376 9.5 0.8 2.8 4.3 1.52
1976 34 CHW AL 4 3 .571 2.24 2.81 7 7 0 5 1 0 56.1 51 24 14 3 11 0 31 0 0 1 225 162 1.101 8.1 0.5 1.8 5.0 2.82
1977 35 CHW AL 7 8 .467 4.99 4.58 24 18 2 5 1 0 122.2 139 75 68 10 50 0 42 10 0 0 548 83 1.541 10.2 0.7 3.7 3.1 0.84
1978 36 CHW AL 10 10 .500 5.20 4.92 28 27 1 4 0 0 168.0 187 103 97 23 74 1 69 3 0 9 753 74 1.554 10.0 1.2 4.0 3.7 0.93
17 Yrs 164 156 .513 3.24 3.37 651 297 198 114 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
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .513 3.24 3.37 47 21 14 8 2 4 193 185 81 69 15 52 5 101 5 0 5 800 114 1.232 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.95
W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
CHW (12 yrs) 163 148 .524 3.18 3.33 578 286 174 113 24 57 2524.1 2422 1044 891 193 671 62 1332 57 4 63 10472 116 1.225 8.6 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.99
BOS (4 yrs) 0 5 .000 4.85 4.38 36 8 15 0 0 0 91.0 100 57 49 13 26 3 43 3 1 5 397 81 1.385 9.9 1.3 2.6 4.3 1.65
PIT (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.28 3.37 37 3 9 1 0 0 68.2 60 29 25 3 27 6 36 3 1 4 285 108 1.267 7.9 0.4 3.5 4.7 1.33
AL (16 yrs) 163 153 .516 3.23 3.37 614 294 189 113 24 57 2615.1 2522 1101 940 206 697 65 1375 60 5 68 10869 114 1.231 8.7 0.7 2.4 4.7 1.97
NL (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 3.28 3.37 37 3 9 1 0 0 68.2 60 29 25 3 27 6 36 3 1 4 285 108 1.267 7.9 0.4 3.5 4.7 1.33

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

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
1961 19 BOS AL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 20 BOS AL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1963 21 BOS AL 25 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 22 TOT MLB 7 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1964 22 BOS AL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 22 PIT NL 3 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1965 23 PIT NL 34 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 25 CHW AL 51 17 16 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .063 .118 .125 .243 -26 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
1968 26 CHW AL 88 26 22 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 17 .091 .167 .091 .258 -22 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 MVP-25
1969 27 CHW AL 76 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .063 .000 .063 -82 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
1970 28 CHW AL 77 20 18 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .111 .111 .167 .278 -25 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1971 29 CHW AL 44 124 96 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 57 .052 .150 .052 .202 -41 5 2 0 17 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
1972 30 CHW AL 49 144 125 8 17 0 0 0 7 0 0 6 65 .136 .176 .136 .312 -7 17 4 0 13 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7
1973 31 CHW AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-5
1974 32 CHW AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1975 33 CHW AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 34 CHW AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1977 35 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 36 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 Yrs 651 381 322 11 27 2 0 0 13 1 0 20 189 .084 .140 .090 .230 -33 29 7 1 38 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 95 80 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 47 .084 .140 .090 .230 -33 7 2 0 9 0 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
CHW (12 yrs) 578 349 292 11 27 2 0 0 13 1 0 20 169 .092 .153 .099 .253 -26 29 7 1 36 0 0
BOS (4 yrs) 36 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
PIT (2 yrs) 37 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
AL (16 yrs) 614 369 311 11 27 2 0 0 13 1 0 20 181 .087 .145 .093 .238 -30 29 7 1 37 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 37 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1961 19 BOS AL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 /1
1962 20 BOS AL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .448 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1963 21 BOS AL 25 13 -3 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1964 22 BOS AL 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1964 22 PIT NL 3 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .469 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1965 23 PIT NL 34 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1967 25 CHW AL 51 17 -2 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $12,000 1
1968 26 CHW AL 88 26 -3 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 1 MVP-25
1969 27 CHW AL 76 18 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1970 28 CHW AL 77 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1971 29 CHW AL 44 124 -19 -1 0 0 13 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .483 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -6 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
1972 30 CHW AL 49 144 -16 -1 -1 0 14 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7
1973 31 CHW AL 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 CYA-5
1974 32 CHW AL 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $125,000 1 AS
1975 33 CHW AL 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1976 34 CHW AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $135,000 /1
1977 35 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 36 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $140,000 1
17 Seasons 651 381 -56 -1 -0 0 42 -16 -1.9 0 -16 -1.9 .497 .499 -1.9 -0.1 -16 $412,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHW (12 yrs) 578 349 -49 -1 -0 0 38 -12 -1.5 0 -12 -1.5 .497 .499 -1.5 -0.0 -12 $412,000
BOS (4 yrs) 36 20 -5 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
PIT (2 yrs) 37 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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
1961 BOS AL 19 P 6 1 0 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.33 .955 2.08 2.02 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 BOS AL 20 P 1 1 0 7.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.52 3.00 .957 2.11 2.10 0 0 0
1963 BOS AL 21 P 25 6 0 64.2 13 2 10 1 0 .923 1.67 0.48 .955 1.99 2.00 0 0 0
1964 TOT MLB 22 P 7 2 1 23.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.57 0.57 .955 2.07 2.00 0 1 100% 40% 0
1964 BOS AL 22 P 4 0 0 5.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 4.76 0.75 .957 1.91 1.90 0 0 0
1964 PIT NL 22 P 3 2 1 17.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.52 0.33 .950 2.13 2.13 0 1 100% 40% 0
1965 PIT NL 23 P 34 1 0 51.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.40 0.24 .956 2.09 2.08 1 1 50% 36% 0
1967 CHW AL 25 P 51 8 0 95.1 22 7 13 2 2 .909 1.89 0.39 .957 1.96 1.96 5 5 50% 41% 0
1968 CHW AL 26 P 88 2 0 159.0 32 7 25 0 1 1.000 1.81 0.36 .957 1.89 1.88 3 3 50% 37% 0 MVP-25
1969 CHW AL 27 P 76 0 0 119.2 28 5 22 1 0 .964 2.03 0.36 .951 1.88 1.88 8 2 20% 36% 2
1970 CHW AL 28 P 77 0 0 121.2 34 7 27 0 3 1.000 2.52 0.44 .951 1.86 1.85 16 5 24% 39% 2
1971 CHW AL 29 P 44 42 22 334.0 77 11 65 1 3 .987 2.05 1.73 .958 1.98 1.97 27 12 31% 39% 5 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9
1972 CHW AL 30 P 49 49 20 376.2 95 9 82 4 8 .958 2.17 1.86 .950 1.86 1.85 20 18 47% 39% 12 AS,CYA-2,MVP-7
1973 CHW AL 31 P 49 48 21 359.1 72 9 62 1 3 .986 1.78 1.45 .951 1.86 1.85 31 12 28% 38% 8 CYA-5
1974 CHW AL 32 P 42 42 22 320.1 78 8 67 3 1 .962 2.11 1.79 .947 1.81 1.80 29 16 36% 38% 6 AS
1975 CHW AL 33 P 43 43 14 291.1 62 8 53 1 3 .984 1.88 1.42 .940 1.87 1.86 31 17 35% 38% 11
1976 CHW AL 34 P 7 7 5 56.1 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.86 .950 1.87 1.89 6 4 40% 34% 3
1977 CHW AL 35 P 24 18 5 122.2 36 3 33 0 1 1.000 2.64 1.50 .948 1.95 1.93 13 13 50% 39% 7
1978 CHW AL 36 P 28 27 4 168.0 42 2 40 0 1 1.000 2.25 1.50 .954 1.90 1.88 14 9 39% 38% 8
17 Seasons P 651 297 114 2684.0 621 84 523 14 26 .977 2.04 0.93 .951 1.89 1.90 206 118 36% 38% 64
17 Seasons TOT 651 297 114 2684.0 621 84 523 14 26 .977 2.04 0.93 .951 1.89 1.90 206 118 36% 38% 64
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
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 (220th)

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 (139th)

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 (194th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1971 AL  210 (5th)
1972 AL  193 (7th)
1973 AL  199 (8th)
Career  1,411 (224th)

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 (196th)

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 (240th)

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 (205th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1968 AL  46 (1st)
1969 AL  50 (2nd)
1970 AL  62 (1st)
Career  198 (245th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1971 AL  189 (1st)
1972 AL  126 (9th)
Career  114 (245th)

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 (211th)

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 (178th)

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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1971 AL  17 (2nd)
1972 AL  13 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1968 AL  88 (1st)
1969 AL  76 (1st)
1970 AL  77 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1971 AL  65 (2nd)
1972 AL  82 (1st)
1973 AL  62 (2nd)
1974 AL  67 (2nd)
1975 AL  53 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1972 AL  1.86 (5th)
1974 AL  1.79 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1973 AL  .986 (4th)
1978 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .977 (34th)

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)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 21 (90), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 86 (274), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 65 (192), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 21 (284), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (81st), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196725Chicago White Sox$12,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197432Chicago White Sox$125,0001/4/75 TSN
197634Chicago White Sox$135,0003/12/77 TSN
197836Chicago White Sox$140,0001/27/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$412,000
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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