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Rich Wortham

Richard Cooper Wortham

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 22, 1953 in Odessa, TX
High School: Odessa HS (Odessa, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 3, 1978 (Age 24.193, 11,638th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Athletics 1978-1983

Last Game: July 23, 1983 (Age 29.274)
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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
1978 24 CHW AL 3 2 .600 3.05 8 8 0 2 0 0 59.0 59 24 20 1 23 0 25 0 0 8 248 126 3.13 1.390 9.0 0.2 3.5 3.8 1.09
1979 25 CHW AL 14 14 .500 4.90 34 33 0 5 0 0 204.0 195 126 111 21 100 3 119 3 3 14 889 87 4.42 1.446 8.6 0.9 4.4 5.3 1.19
1980 26 CHW AL 4 7 .364 5.97 41 10 9 0 0 1 92.0 102 73 61 4 58 5 45 3 0 8 430 68 4.33 1.739 10.0 0.4 5.7 4.4 0.78
1983 29 OAK AL 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 0.00
4 Yrs 21 23 .477 4.89 84 51 9 7 0 1 355.0 359 224 193 26 182 8 189 6 3 30 1571 85 4.19 1.524 9.1 0.7 4.6 4.8 1.04
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .477 4.89 42 26 5 4 0 1 179 181 113 97 13 92 4 95 3 2 15 791 85 4.19 1.524 9.1 0.7 4.6 4.8 1.04
CHW (3 yrs) 21 23 .477 4.87 83 51 9 7 0 1 355.0 356 223 192 26 181 8 189 6 3 30 1567 85 4.18 1.513 9.0 0.7 4.6 4.8 1.04
OAK (1 yr) 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 0.00
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
1978 24 CHW AL 59.0 8 8 24 3.66 4.29 -0.06 0.13 99.5 4.46 5 0.6 -0.0 1.1 11 .575 .504
1979 25 CHW AL 204.0 34 33 126 5.56 4.72 0.07 0.15 100.6 4.83 -17 -1.6 3.5 -0.1 0.3 5 .453 .490
1980 26 CHW AL 92.0 41 10 73 7.14 4.89 -0.08 -0.12 98.7 4.79 -24 -2.4 1.6 -0.5 -2.0 -15 .441 .485
1983 29 OAK AL 0.0 1 0 1 88.0 .0 0.0
4 Seasons 355.0 84 51 224 5.68 4.70 0.01 0.08 99.9 4.76 -36 -3.4 1.6 -0.6 -0.5 -0 .453 .483
CHW (3 yrs) 355.0 83 51 223 5.65 4.69 0.01 0.08 99.9 4.76 -36 -3.4 1.7 -0.6 -0.5 -0 .459 .489
OAK (1 yr) 0.0 1 0 1 0.0

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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
1978 24 CHW AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 25 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 26 CHW AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 29 OAK AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1978 24 CHW AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1979 25 CHW AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 26 CHW AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 29 OAK AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
4 Seasons 84 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1
CHW (3 yrs) 83 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 1
OAK (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 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
1978 CHW AL 24 P 8 8 2 59.0 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 1.37 1.13 .954 1.91 1.88 4 1 20% 38% 2
1979 CHW AL 25 P 34 33 5 204.0 39 7 27 5 0 .872 1.50 1.00 .949 1.92 1.89 15 16 52% 36% 10
1980 CHW AL 26 P 41 10 0 92.0 30 7 18 5 1 .833 2.45 0.61 .957 1.85 1.85 10 8 44% 35% 3
1983 OAK AL 29 P 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0 0 0
4 Seasons P 84 51 7 355.0 78 14 54 10 1 .872 1.72 0.81 .953 1.90 1.87 29 25 46% 36% 15
4 Seasons TOT 84 51 7 355.0 78 14 54 10 1 .872 1.72 0.81 .953 1.90 1.87 29 25 46% 36% 15
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 AL  5.250 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  100 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1979 AL  111 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1979 AL  5 (5th)
1980 AL  5 (2nd)

                           

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