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Sam McDowell

Samuel Edward McDowell (Sudden Sam)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
High School: Central Catholic HS (Cleveland, OH)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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 17 -2.9 Lakeland FLOR D CLE 5 6 .455 3.35 4.39 16 16 6 2 104.2 85 51 39 3 80 0 100 6 0 16 1.576 7.3 0.3 6.9 8.6 1.25
1961 18 -9.6 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE 13 10 .565 4.42 5.04 32 28 12 1 175.0 143 98 86 9 152 1 156 4 1 12 1.686 7.4 0.5 7.8 8.0 1.03
1961 18 -9.8 CLE AL MLB CLE 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 27 1.263 4.3 0.0 7.1 7.1 1.00
1962 19 -7.2 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE-CHC 3 2 .600 2.02 2.02 6 4 4 1 40.0 28 9 9 1 23 0 34 2 0 4 1.275 6.3 0.2 5.2 7.6 1.48
1962 19 -8.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 7 .300 6.06 6.57 25 13 5 0 0 1 87.2 81 64 59 9 70 1 70 4 0 5 410 1.722 8.3 0.9 7.2 7.2 1.00
1963 20 -6.2 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE 3 6 .333 3.41 3.62 12 12 5 0 87.0 63 35 33 4 50 0 84 1 0 9 1.299 6.5 0.4 5.2 8.7 1.68
1963 20 -7.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 5 .375 4.85 5.12 14 12 0 3 1 0 65.0 63 37 35 6 44 0 63 0 0 7 292 1.646 8.7 0.8 6.1 8.7 1.43
1964 21 -4.2 Portland PCL AAA CLE 8 0 1.000 1.18 1.30 9 9 7 5 76.0 34 11 10 2 24 0 102 1 0 2 0.763 4.0 0.2 2.8 12.1 4.25
1964 21 -6.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 11 6 .647 2.70 3.12 31 24 3 6 2 1 173.1 148 60 52 8 100 6 177 3 2 11 760 1.431 7.7 0.4 5.2 9.2 1.77
1965 22 -5.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 17 11 .607 2.18 2.64 42 35 5 14 3 4 273.0 178 80 66 9 132 7 325 6 0 17 1116 1.136 5.9 0.3 4.4 10.7 2.46
1966 23 -4.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 9 8 .529 2.87 3.06 35 28 5 8 5 3 194.1 130 66 62 12 102 3 225 6 1 5 806 1.194 6.0 0.6 4.7 10.4 2.21
1967 24 -2.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 15 .464 3.85 4.27 37 37 0 10 1 0 236.1 201 112 101 21 123 3 236 7 0 18 1014 1.371 7.7 0.8 4.7 9.0 1.92
1968 25 -2.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 14 .517 1.81 2.61 38 37 0 11 3 0 269.0 181 78 54 13 110 9 283 10 1 7 1098 1.082 6.1 0.4 3.7 9.5 2.57
1969 26 -1.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 18 14 .563 2.94 3.51 39 38 1 18 4 1 285.0 222 111 93 13 102 9 279 7 1 14 1166 1.137 7.0 0.4 3.2 8.8 2.74
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1970 27 -0.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 20 12 .625 2.92 3.19 39 39 2 19 1 0 305.0 236 108 99 25 131 10 304 7 0 17 1257 1.203 7.0 0.7 3.9 9.0 2.32
1971 28 1.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 17 .433 3.40 3.73 35 31 3 8 2 1 214.2 160 89 81 22 153 13 192 3 0 13 943 1.458 6.7 0.9 6.4 8.0 1.25
1972 29 1.9 SFG NL MLB SFG 10 8 .556 4.33 4.71 28 25 1 4 0 0 164.1 155 86 79 12 86 6 122 6 0 11 718 1.467 8.5 0.7 4.7 6.7 1.42
1973 30 2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB NYY-SFG 6 10 .375 4.11 4.64 34 18 7 2 1 3 135.2 118 70 62 8 93 2 110 0 0 11 607 1.555 7.8 0.5 6.2 7.3 1.18
1973 30 2.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 1 2 .333 4.50 5.18 18 3 6 0 0 3 40.0 45 23 20 4 29 0 35 0 0 5 190 1.850 10.1 0.9 6.5 7.9 1.21
1973 30 2.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 5 8 .385 3.95 4.42 16 15 1 2 1 0 95.2 73 47 42 4 64 2 75 0 0 6 417 1.432 6.9 0.4 6.0 7.1 1.17
1974 31 2.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 1 6 .143 4.69 5.06 13 7 3 0 0 0 48.0 42 27 25 6 41 2 33 0 0 3 224 1.729 7.9 1.1 7.7 6.2 0.80
1975 32 4.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 2 1 .667 2.86 2.86 14 1 4 0 0 0 34.2 30 11 11 0 20 3 29 0 2 1 149 1.442 7.8 0.0 5.2 7.5 1.45
MLB (15 seasons) MLB 141 134 .513 3.17 3.61 425 346 39 103 23 14 2492.1 1948 999 879 164 1312 74 2453 59 7 140 10587 1.308 7.0 0.6 4.7 8.9 1.87
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 32 24 .571 3.30 3.80 75 69 34 9 482.2 353 204 177 19 329 1 476 14 1 43 1.413 6.6 0.4 6.1 8.9 1.45
All Levels (16 Seasons) 173 158 .523 3.19 3.64 500 415 39 137 32 14 2975.0 2301 1203 1056 183 1641 75 2929 73 8 183 10587 1.325 7.0 0.6 5.0 8.9 1.78
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 27 18 .600 3.29 3.64 59 53 28 7 378.0 268 153 138 16 249 1 376 8 1 27 1.368 6.4 0.4 5.9 9.0 1.51
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 17 -3.8 Lakeland FLOR D CLE 17 44 39 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 2 16 .128 .171 .179 .350 7 0 3 0 0
1961 18 -8.5 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE 32 69 57 5 8 1 0 1 7 0 0 3 27 .140 .197 .211 .407 12 1 8 0
1961 18 -10.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 19 -7.9 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE-CHC 6 18 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .059 .000 .059 0 0 1 0
1962 19 -8.8 CLE AL MLB CLE 25 27 26 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .154 .154 .154 .308 4 0 0 1 0 0
1963 20 -6.4 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE 15 32 27 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 12 .148 .179 .148 .327 4 0 4 0
1963 20 -7.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 24 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .211 .250 .211 .461 4 1 0 4 0 0
1964 21 -4.6 Portland PCL AAA CLE 9 32 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 18 .077 .143 .077 .220 2 1 4 0
1964 21 -6.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 31 64 56 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 25 .143 .213 .161 .374 9 0 0 3 0 0
1965 22 -5.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 43 101 95 5 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 35 .126 .135 .137 .272 13 0 0 5 0 0
1966 23 -4.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 36 65 60 2 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 27 .200 .210 .233 .443 14 0 0 3 1 0
1967 24 -3.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 37 88 82 5 15 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 28 .183 .190 .232 .422 19 1 0 4 1 0
1968 25 -2.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 38 96 85 5 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 35 .153 .189 .153 .342 13 1 1 6 1 0
1969 26 -1.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 39 104 92 3 16 3 0 0 6 0 1 0 31 .174 .172 .207 .379 19 2 0 11 1 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1970 27 -0.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 40 115 105 5 13 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 42 .124 .140 .152 .293 16 0 0 8 0 0
1971 28 0.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 35 80 73 1 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 26 .178 .189 .178 .367 13 0 0 6 0 0
1972 29 1.8 SFG NL MLB SFG 28 64 59 3 7 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 21 .119 .133 .169 .303 10 1 0 4 0 0
1973 30 2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SFG-NYY 34 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 1 0 0
1973 30 2.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 18 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 1 0 0
1973 30 2.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 31 3.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 32 4.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 14 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (15 seasons) MLB 429 851 774 34 119 7 2 2 36 0 1 16 306 .154 .171 .176 .347 136 6 1 56 4 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 79 195 165 13 19 3 0 1 11 0 1 8 78 .115 .166 .152 .317 25 2 20 0 0
All Levels (16 Seasons) 508 1046 939 47 138 10 2 3 47 0 2 24 384 .147 .170 .171 .342 161 6 3 76 4 0
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 62 151 126 12 14 1 0 1 8 0 1 6 62 .111 .164 .143 .307 18 2 17 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 17 Lakeland FLOR D CLE P 16 37 6 30 1 2 .973 2.25
1961 18 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE P 32 38 8 29 1 3 .974 1.16
1961 18 CLE AL MLB CLE P 1 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
1962 19 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CLE-CHC P 6
1962 19 CLE AL MLB CLE P 25 88.0 20 4 14 2 0 .900 1.84 0.72
1963 20 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE P 12 23 1 20 2 1 .913 1.75
1963 20 CLE AL MLB CLE P 14 65.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.52 0.79
1964 21 Portland PCL AAA CLE P 9
1964 21 CLE AL MLB CLE P 31 173.0 29 7 20 2 1 .931 1.40 0.87
1965 22 CLE AL MLB CLE P 42 273.0 56 6 46 4 0 .929 1.71 1.24
1966 23 CLE AL MLB CLE P 35 194.0 43 11 30 2 2 .953 1.90 1.17
1967 24 CLE AL MLB CLE P 37 236.0 45 9 31 5 2 .889 1.53 1.08
1968 25 CLE AL MLB CLE P 38 269.0 44 10 30 4 7 .909 1.34 1.05
1969 26 CLE AL MLB CLE P 39 285.0 48 5 39 4 5 .917 1.39 1.13
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1970 27 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1970 27 CLE AL MLB CLE 2B 1 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1970 27 CLE AL MLB CLE P 39 305.0 42 3 35 4 1 .905 1.12 0.97
1971 28 CLE AL MLB CLE P 35 215.0 33 3 26 4 2 .879 1.21 0.83
1972 29 SFG NL MLB SFG P 28 164.0 30 8 21 1 0 .967 1.59 1.04
1973 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SFG-NYY P 34 136.0 27 7 20 0 1 1.000 1.79 0.79
1973 30 SFG NL MLB SFG P 18 40.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.44
1973 30 NYY AL MLB NYY P 16 96.0 19 4 15 0 1 1.000 1.78 1.19
1974 31 NYY AL MLB NYY P 13 48.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0.56 0.23
1975 32 PIT NL MLB PIT P 14 35.0 6 1 5 0 2 1.000 1.54 0.43
MLB (15 seasons) MLB P 425 2492.0 440 79 328 33 23 .925 1.47 0.96
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 75 98 15 79 4 6
All Levels (16 Seasons) P 500 2492.0 538 94 407 37 29
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1960 17 Lakeland Indians Florida State League D
1961 18 Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League AAA
1961 18 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1961-09-15 1961-09-15
1962 19 Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League AAA
1962 19 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1962-04-22 1962-09-30
1963 20 Jacksonville Suns International League AAA
1963 20 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1963-04-10 1963-06-30
1964 21 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1964 21 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1964-05-31 1964-10-04
1965 22 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1965-04-15 1965-10-03
1966 23 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1966-04-11 1966-10-01
1967 24 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1967-04-11 1967-09-30
1968 25 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1968-04-11 1968-09-27
1969 26 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1969-04-10 1969-09-28
1970 27 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1970-04-07 1970-09-27
1971 28 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1971-04-08 1971-09-24
1972 29 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1972-04-16 1972-10-01
1973 30 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1973-04-13 1973-06-06
1973 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 1973-06-17 1973-09-26
1974 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1974-04-12 1974-09-08
1975 32 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-06-24

Sabr ID: 0c9cecef

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