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Portrait of Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 3760.3 224 184 16 2855 3.27 51.9
Birth Date10-23-1931
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1955 DET 23 15 8 51.0 41.0 10.0 3 5 1 1 3 1 241 59 38 36 8 95 32 30 3 37 6.35 5.07 4.98 2.6 0.2
1956 DET 24 15 3 53.3 14.3 39.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 240 55 24 22 6 86 28 24 0 34 3.71 4.27 4.46 7.0 0.7
1957 DET 25 45 30 267.3 237.0 29.7 20 8 1 1 19 4 1081 214 91 80 33 353 72 67 11 182 2.69 3.57 4.28 24.8 2.1
1958 DET 26 35 34 219.7 219.3 0.3 14 12 0 0 19 3 922 188 96 86 28 306 79 75 10 177 3.52 3.70 4.10 28.8 2.7
1959 DET 27 40 35 249.7 245.7 4.0 17 13 1 1 18 6 1037 220 111 108 37 373 75 75 11 201 3.89 3.81 3.98 39.3 3.4
1960 DET 28 36 34 252.0 249.3 2.7 11 14 0 1 23 2 1027 217 92 78 20 328 64 57 11 201 2.79 2.73 3.03 60.8 6.2
1961 DET 29 38 37 268.0 266.3 2.0 17 11 1 0 23 3 1110 232 113 95 25 354 71 68 9 194 3.19 3.16 3.74 44.1 4.1
1962 DET 30 41 35 258.0 250.0 8.0 19 10 6 0 18 4 1103 262 112 103 28 389 74 71 13 184 3.59 3.51 4.56 28.2 2.2
1963 DET 31 39 35 248.3 240.7 7.7 12 13 1 1 21 3 1051 245 119 107 38 395 69 66 5 196 3.88 3.76 4.37 23.0 2.2
1964 PHI 32 41 39 284.3 282.7 1.7 19 8 2 0 30 1 1145 248 99 83 23 373 46 43 14 219 2.63 2.90 2.90 57.3 5.8
1965 PHI 33 39 39 291.0 291.0 0.0 19 9 0 0 25 5 1191 253 92 84 23 371 62 52 12 268 2.60 2.58 2.62 73.1 7.9
1966 PHI 34 43 41 314.0 311.0 3.0 19 14 1 0 30 1 1254 260 91 84 26 403 55 47 19 252 2.41 2.85 3.28 50.8 4.7
1967 PHI 35 40 40 302.3 302.3 0.0 17 15 0 0 32 2 1216 241 94 77 18 358 73 53 13 253 2.29 2.61 2.59 64.8 7.2
1968 PIT 36 27 26 160.0 149.3 3.0 4 14 0 0 13 2 651 168 75 69 14 245 48 42 8 95 3.88 3.55 4.35 -14.2 -2.1
1969 LAN 37 9 9 56.3 56.3 0.0 3 1 0 0 5 1 238 65 23 21 5 91 10 10 1 33 3.36 3.22 3.54 6.4 0.6
1969 PIT 37 25 25 156.0 156.0 0.0 10 9 0 0 17 0 654 147 74 66 10 225 49 45 6 124 3.81 2.96 3.90 10.8 0.8
1970 PHI 38 34 33 219.0 217.0 2.0 10 15 0 0 19 1 937 233 111 100 19 348 56 47 8 147 4.11 3.51 3.57 35.4 3.4
1971 PHI 39 29 16 110.0 83.0 27.0 5 12 1 3 6 0 484 126 72 67 11 194 37 30 6 58 5.48 3.96 4.77 -0.8 -0.2
Career5915193760.33612.3140.022418416832339155823433152713663725287100090216028553.273.263.66542.251.9

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
1955 DET MLB 15 8 51.0 4.98 91 .297 .258 .338 .377 .260 .317 102 3.1 0.3 2.6 0.2
1956 DET MLB 15 3 53.3 4.46 105 .274 .262 .339 .398 .265 .285 100 5.2 0.5 7.0 0.7
1957 DET MLB 45 30 267.3 4.28 101 .234 .256 .323 .384 .260 .231 103 20.6 2.2 24.8 2.1
1958 DET MLB 35 34 219.7 4.10 104 .245 .252 .319 .376 .255 .255 102 27.4 2.9 28.8 2.7
1959 DET MLB 40 35 249.7 3.98 113 .247 .252 .320 .379 .256 .257 104 37.8 3.9 39.3 3.4
1960 DET MLB 36 34 252.0 3.03 132 .234 .258 .324 .381 .259 .269 102 60.2 6.4 60.8 6.2
1961 DET MLB 38 37 268.0 3.74 120 .233 .255 .325 .397 .261 .255 102 50.0 5.1 44.1 4.1
1962 DET MLB 41 35 258.0 4.56 100 .256 .256 .322 .390 .259 .291 102 22.6 2.3 28.2 2.2
1963 DET MLB 39 35 248.3 4.37 98 .264 .248 .309 .384 .264 .279 104 22.1 2.5 23.0 2.2
1964 PHI MLB 41 39 284.3 2.90 129 .230 .254 .306 .373 .259 .267 101 60.1 6.7 57.3 5.8
1965 PHI MLB 39 39 291.0 2.62 136 .234 .250 .307 .374 .258 .279 101 70.6 7.9 73.1 7.9
1966 PHI MLB 43 41 314.0 3.28 120 .231 .256 .308 .385 .261 .259 100 50.5 5.7 50.8 4.7
1967 PHI MLB 40 40 302.3 2.59 133 .235 .247 .303 .360 .259 .260 101 63.1 7.4 64.8 7.2
1968 PIT MLB 27 26 160.0 4.35 58 .288 .238 .292 .332 .254 .296 90 -11.4 -1.4 -14.2 -2.1
1969 LAN MLB 9 9 56.3 3.54 108 .276 .247 .310 .368 .259 .317 94 6.2 0.7 6.4 0.6
1969 PIT MLB 25 25 156.0 3.90 104 .257 .242 .313 .355 .256 .295 99 14.1 1.6 10.8 0.8
1970 PHI MLB 34 33 219.0 3.57 120 .264 .259 .325 .395 .263 .303 99 40.3 4.2 35.4 3.4
1971 PHI MLB 29 16 110.0 4.77 77 .294 .249 .312 .363 .257 .309 99 -0.1 -0.0 -0.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1955 DET MLB 3 5 1 15 8 51.0 59 32 37 8 42% .317 10.4 5.6 1.4 6.5 1.78 6.35 2.6 0.2
1956 DET MLB 5 1 1 15 3 53.3 55 28 34 6 43% .285 9.3 4.7 1.0 5.7 1.56 3.71 7.0 0.7
1957 DET MLB 20 8 1 45 30 267.3 214 72 182 33 38% .231 7.2 2.4 1.1 6.1 1.07 2.69 24.8 2.1
1958 DET MLB 14 12 0 35 34 219.7 188 79 177 28 38% .255 7.7 3.2 1.1 7.3 1.22 3.52 28.8 2.7
1959 DET MLB 17 13 1 40 35 249.7 220 75 201 37 37% .257 7.9 2.7 1.3 7.2 1.18 3.89 39.3 3.4
1960 DET MLB 11 14 0 36 34 252.0 217 64 201 20 44% .269 7.8 2.3 0.7 7.2 1.12 2.79 60.8 6.2
1961 DET MLB 17 11 1 38 37 268.0 232 71 194 25 44% .255 7.8 2.4 0.8 6.5 1.13 3.19 44.1 4.1
1962 DET MLB 19 10 6 41 35 258.0 262 74 184 28 38% .291 9.1 2.6 1.0 6.4 1.30 3.59 28.2 2.2
1963 DET MLB 12 13 1 39 35 248.3 245 69 196 38 42% .279 8.9 2.5 1.4 7.1 1.26 3.88 23.0 2.2
1964 PHI MLB 19 8 2 41 39 284.3 248 46 219 23 39% .267 7.8 1.5 0.7 6.9 1.03 2.63 57.3 5.8
1965 PHI MLB 19 9 0 39 39 291.0 253 62 268 23 48% .279 7.8 1.9 0.7 8.3 1.08 2.60 73.1 7.9
1966 PHI MLB 19 14 1 43 41 314.0 260 55 252 26 50% .259 7.5 1.6 0.7 7.2 1.00 2.41 50.8 4.7
1967 PHI MLB 17 15 0 40 40 302.3 241 73 253 18 44% .260 7.2 2.2 0.5 7.5 1.04 2.29 64.8 7.2
1968 PIT MLB 4 14 0 27 26 160.0 168 48 95 14 51% .296 9.4 2.7 0.8 5.3 1.35 3.88 -14.2 -2.1
1969 PIT MLB 10 9 0 25 25 156.0 147 49 124 10 52% .295 8.5 2.8 0.6 7.2 1.26 3.81 10.8 0.8
1969 LAN MLB 3 1 0 9 9 56.3 65 10 33 5 54% .317 10.4 1.6 0.8 5.3 1.33 3.36 6.4 0.6
1970 PHI MLB 10 15 0 34 33 219.0 233 56 147 19 48% .303 9.6 2.3 0.8 6.0 1.32 4.11 35.4 3.4
1971 PHI MLB 5 12 1 29 16 110.0 126 37 58 11 60% .309 10.3 3.0 0.9 4.7 1.48 5.48 -0.8 -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

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Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
The Week in Quotes: June 9-15Nick Bacarella2014-06-16
The Week in Quotes: June 9-15Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-06-16
The Week in Quotes: June 9-15Morris Greenberg2014-06-16
Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Make Justin Verlander Baseball's Highest-Paid PitcherBen Lindbergh2013-04-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
The Lineup Card: 12 Baseball Players We'd Like to See As PresidentBaseball Prospectus2012-01-25
Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown's Backhanded ComplimentJay Jaffe2011-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessAging Hurlers: Javier Vazquez and the Incredible Fading FastballMichael Jong2011-05-25
Prospectus Q&A: Jack O'Connell, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-21
You Can Blog It Up: The Shockingly Non-Bunty Gene Mauch All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-14
Manufactured Runs: By Land, Sea, and AirColin Wyers2010-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
Another Look: Remembering Chico RuizBob Hertzel2010-04-20
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: All-Star Game DayJohn Perrotto2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The 2008 Transient All-Star TeamJim Baker2008-02-29
Lies, Damned Lies: The Smoking Gun?Nate Silver2008-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: ScapegoatsSteven Goldman2007-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: MythsMaury Brown2006-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Uh...Wait a MinuteJoe Sheehan2006-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hitters Ain't That Special, Part TwoSteven Goldman2006-09-14
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: John Quinn's ReignSteven Goldman2005-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: 10 Pitchers? Really?Jim Baker2005-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--The EastsErik Siegrist2005-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Into the MailbagJoe Sheehan2004-12-06
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Interleague Edition, Part DeuxJim Baker2004-06-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


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