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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 3343.3 209 161 2 2175 3.27 31.7
Birth Date7-28-1949
Height6' 0"
Weight189 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1969 OAK 19 12 4 42.0 25.0 17.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 191 49 34 31 13 96 18 17 0 24 6.64 6.53 6.43 -10.0 -1.2
1970 OAK 20 6 6 38.7 38.7 0.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 147 20 12 9 0 28 12 12 1 35 2.09 1.63 2.74 9.2 1.0
1971 OAK 21 39 39 312.0 312.0 0.0 24 8 0 0 30 3 1207 209 73 63 19 300 88 85 4 301 1.82 2.11 2.66 55.4 6.0
1972 OAK 22 25 23 151.0 149.0 2.0 6 10 0 0 14 2 607 117 55 47 11 171 48 45 1 111 2.80 2.72 3.20 11.6 1.3
1973 OAK 23 37 37 263.7 263.7 0.0 20 9 0 0 19 7 1083 214 108 96 26 333 105 103 4 158 3.28 3.90 4.66 5.5 0.5
1974 OAK 24 40 40 282.3 282.3 0.0 17 15 0 0 24 4 1159 246 118 102 17 337 98 91 1 174 3.25 3.17 3.70 26.2 2.9
1975 OAK 25 39 38 278.0 277.7 0.3 22 11 1 0 26 3 1153 243 103 93 21 361 99 95 5 189 3.01 3.30 3.85 24.7 2.7
1976 OAK 26 37 37 298.3 298.3 0.0 18 13 0 0 29 3 1205 268 90 78 9 342 63 60 1 166 2.35 2.54 2.61 56.2 6.3
1977 OAK 27 38 38 279.7 279.7 0.0 14 19 0 0 23 4 1184 284 138 119 23 415 86 81 1 157 3.83 3.62 4.15 22.0 2.6
1978 SFN 28 35 35 258.0 258.0 0.0 18 10 0 0 25 2 1042 233 87 80 12 318 70 66 0 171 2.79 2.72 3.01 47.2 4.9
1979 SFN 29 34 34 237.0 237.0 0.0 14 14 0 0 13 8 1041 246 143 132 23 378 111 100 1 138 5.01 4.21 4.76 -0.9 0.1
1980 SFN 30 31 31 224.0 224.0 0.0 14 10 0 0 21 2 914 202 79 74 14 291 61 53 0 129 2.97 3.22 3.72 15.1 1.8
1981 SFN 31 18 18 124.7 124.7 0.0 8 6 0 0 14 0 513 97 40 34 7 139 54 51 1 63 2.45 3.71 4.16 7.0 0.9
1982 KCA 32 31 31 181.0 181.0 0.0 13 12 0 0 18 3 773 163 80 76 20 275 80 77 0 103 3.78 4.31 4.94 6.5 0.7
1983 KCA 33 19 14 85.3 70.3 15.0 0 5 0 0 3 1 382 96 62 57 12 156 35 35 2 53 6.01 4.71 4.66 8.4 0.9
1985 SFN 35 33 20 131.0 114.0 17.0 8 8 0 0 6 3 574 115 70 65 17 196 80 79 1 103 4.47 4.59 4.62 0.6 -0.1
1986 SFN 36 28 28 156.7 156.7 0.0 10 10 0 0 9 2 663 137 65 57 19 226 77 74 0 100 3.27 4.52 5.05 2.3 0.2
Career5024733343.33292.051.32091612027848138382939135712132634362118511242321753.273.413.86286.931.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1969 OAK MLB 12 4 42.0 6.43 29 .341 .246 .317 .384 .263 .265 92 -8.9 -1.0 -10.0 -1.2
1970 OAK MLB 6 6 38.7 2.74 131 .168 .252 .319 .372 .255 .202 95 8.3 0.9 9.2 1.0
1971 OAK MLB 39 39 312.0 2.66 128 .205 .244 .308 .358 .254 .239 95 57.3 6.5 55.4 6.0
1972 OAK MLB 25 23 151.0 3.20 100 .238 .241 .303 .341 .251 .244 92 12.1 1.4 11.6 1.3
1973 OAK MLB 37 37 263.7 4.66 90 .246 .259 .322 .379 .260 .238 98 5.9 0.6 5.5 0.5
1974 OAK MLB 40 40 282.3 3.70 107 .239 .257 .317 .368 .258 .264 96 26.2 2.9 26.2 2.9
1975 OAK MLB 39 38 278.0 3.85 106 .246 .255 .322 .371 .258 .265 95 24.7 2.7 24.7 2.7
1976 OAK MLB 37 37 298.3 2.61 131 .225 .253 .313 .353 .257 .268 95 56.2 6.3 56.2 6.3
1977 OAK MLB 38 38 279.7 4.15 102 .265 .268 .326 .410 .263 .285 93 20.7 2.1 22.0 2.6
1978 SFN MLB 35 35 258.0 3.01 121 .236 .253 .312 .366 .252 .280 95 43.6 4.8 47.2 4.9
1979 SFN MLB 34 34 237.0 4.76 80 .283 .260 .319 .386 .254 .290 94 -2.5 -0.3 -0.9 0.1
1980 SFN MLB 31 31 224.0 3.72 103 .242 .257 .313 .371 .252 .265 95 18.1 1.9 15.1 1.8
1981 SFN MLB 18 18 124.7 4.16 91 .247 .253 .310 .356 .255 .232 98 3.6 0.4 7.0 0.9
1982 KCA MLB 31 31 181.0 4.94 89 .264 .263 .326 .405 .267 .251 99 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
1983 KCA MLB 19 14 85.3 4.66 99 .287 .264 .322 .398 .262 .300 102 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
1985 SFN MLB 33 20 131.0 4.62 71 .288 .252 .314 .379 .255 .263 88 -1.8 -0.2 0.6 -0.1
1986 SFN MLB 28 28 156.7 5.05 76 .271 .251 .313 .374 .251 .253 98 0.6 0.1 2.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1969 OAK MLB 1 1 1 12 4 42.0 49 18 24 13 34% .265 10.5 3.9 2.8 5.1 1.60 6.64 -10.0 -1.2
1970 OAK MLB 2 0 0 6 6 38.7 20 12 35 0 53% .202 4.7 2.8 0.0 8.1 0.83 2.09 9.2 1.0
1971 OAK MLB 24 8 0 39 39 312.0 209 88 301 19 45% .239 6.0 2.5 0.5 8.7 0.95 1.82 55.4 6.0
1972 OAK MLB 6 10 0 25 23 151.0 117 48 111 11 47% .244 7.0 2.9 0.7 6.6 1.09 2.80 11.6 1.3
1973 OAK MLB 20 9 0 37 37 263.7 214 105 158 26 46% .238 7.3 3.6 0.9 5.4 1.21 3.28 5.5 0.5
1974 OAK MLB 17 15 0 40 40 282.3 246 98 174 17 43% .264 7.8 3.1 0.5 5.5 1.22 3.25 26.2 2.9
1975 OAK MLB 22 11 1 39 38 278.0 243 99 189 21 47% .265 7.9 3.2 0.7 6.1 1.23 3.01 24.7 2.7
1976 OAK MLB 18 13 0 37 37 298.3 268 63 166 9 45% .268 8.1 1.9 0.3 5.0 1.11 2.35 56.2 6.3
1977 OAK MLB 14 19 0 38 38 279.7 284 86 157 23 49% .285 9.1 2.8 0.7 5.1 1.32 3.83 22.0 2.6
1978 SFN MLB 18 10 0 35 35 258.0 233 70 171 12 46% .280 8.1 2.4 0.4 6.0 1.17 2.79 47.2 4.9
1979 SFN MLB 14 14 0 34 34 237.0 246 111 138 23 44% .290 9.3 4.2 0.9 5.2 1.51 5.01 -0.9 0.1
1980 SFN MLB 14 10 0 31 31 224.0 202 61 129 14 49% .265 8.1 2.5 0.6 5.2 1.17 2.97 15.1 1.8
1981 SFN MLB 8 6 0 18 18 124.7 97 54 63 7 53% .232 7.0 3.9 0.5 4.5 1.21 2.45 7.0 0.9
1982 KCA MLB 13 12 0 31 31 181.0 163 80 103 20 37% .251 8.1 4.0 1.0 5.1 1.34 3.78 6.5 0.7
1983 KCA MLB 0 5 0 19 14 85.3 96 35 53 12 38% .300 10.1 3.7 1.3 5.6 1.54 6.01 8.4 0.9
1985 SFN MLB 8 8 0 33 20 131.0 115 80 103 17 45% .263 7.9 5.5 1.2 7.1 1.49 4.47 0.6 -0.1
1986 SFN MLB 10 10 0 28 28 156.7 137 77 100 19 36% .253 7.9 4.4 1.1 5.7 1.37 3.27 2.3 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1986-04-21 1986-05-24 15-DL 33 29 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1980-06-28 1980-08-02 35 32 - Back Strain - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
Wezen-Ball: Black and BlueLarry Granillo2013-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dodgers Go Big for GreinkeSam Miller2012-12-10
Wezen-Ball: The SPBA's Short LifeLarry Granillo2012-11-28
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Four of a Kind: Oakland's AcesDoug Thorburn2012-08-31
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Giants Extend BumgarnerR.J. Anderson2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2David Laurila2012-03-07
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Over/Under-30 All-StarsBen Lindbergh2011-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em WhenJay Jaffe2011-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-12
One-Hoppers: Gillick Gains Election, Miller Bloc'd OutJay Jaffe2010-12-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Examining The Expansion Era Hall of Fame BallotJay Jaffe2010-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part ISteven Goldman2010-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Richard A. JohnsonDavid Laurila2010-10-15
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
You Can Blog It Up: The Surly, Hung-Over Billy Martin All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-08
You Can Blog It Up: The Happy, Happy Chuck Tanner All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Keep It TogetherJay Jaffe2010-07-02
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20Geoff Young2010-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Left WingJoe Sheehan2009-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Royal PainsSteven Goldman2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Gene TenaceDavid Laurila2008-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next TimeJim Baker2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Barry ZitoMarc Normandin2006-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2006-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Lefty Duos, RevisitedJim Baker2006-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Those Sinister DuosJim Baker2006-03-17
Team Health Reports: Boston Red SoxWill Carroll2005-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays PastJim Baker2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Value of HorsesJim Baker2005-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part I: Sparky Was WatchingSteven Goldman2004-02-17
Prospectus Q&A: Ned Colletti, Part IJonah Keri2003-09-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-19
The Week in Quotes: July 15-21, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-07-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)John, does the $1m cap before approval of the commissioner's office go back to the Charlie Finley sell-off of 1976? As as Sox fan, I remember being thrilled, if I recall correctly, of getting Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers.
(Tim from DC)
You know your history. It does go back to Rudi and Fingers being sold to the Red Sox and Vida Blue getting sold to the Yankees. All the deal were voided before those players actually played in a game, though they did put on the uniforms of their "new" teams. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mr. Goldman!!! You are the finest in the land. I'm writing because I just found out that Bowie Kuhn was a Knight of Malta and it completely blew my mind. Did you know that? Does it fit in with your conception of Kuhn's politics, or his tenure as commish? And have any other commissioners been members of the SMOM?
(G-MOTA from West of Bumpus, now)
Does that mean that Bowie tried to stop Indiana Jones from getting his hands on the Holy Grail? That would have been just like Bowie. It also explains why he stopped Charlie Finley from trading Vida Blue for the head of John the Baptist. (Steven Goldman)


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