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Don Larsen PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1548 81 91 23 849 3.78 14.9
Birth Date8-7-1929
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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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
1953 SLA 23 38 22 192.7 142.7 41.0 7 12 2 0 9 3 792 201 99 89 11 281 64 64 4 96 4.16 3.37 3.74 37.4 3.8
1954 BAL 24 29 28 201.7 194.0 7.7 3 21 0 0 12 9 892 213 106 98 18 321 89 89 1 80 4.37 4.08 4.26 14.6 1.5
1955 NYA 25 19 13 97.0 81.0 16.0 9 2 2 0 8 0 412 81 38 33 8 117 51 48 2 44 3.06 4.23 5.09 4.9 0.5
1956 NYA 26 38 20 179.7 125.0 54.7 11 5 1 3 12 2 760 133 72 65 19 214 96 96 7 107 3.26 4.41 5.20 12.6 1.4
1957 NYA 27 27 20 139.7 114.0 25.7 10 4 0 1 10 0 605 113 68 58 12 169 87 87 0 81 3.74 4.23 4.09 17.5 1.7
1958 NYA 28 19 19 114.3 114.3 0.0 9 6 0 0 11 1 490 100 43 39 4 134 52 49 4 55 3.07 3.40 3.83 23.3 2.3
1959 NYA 29 25 18 124.7 100.3 24.3 6 7 0 0 10 0 561 122 65 60 14 185 76 74 2 69 4.33 4.69 5.27 4.8 0.6
1960 KC1 30 22 15 83.7 69.3 14.3 1 10 0 0 4 2 381 97 55 50 11 156 42 41 0 43 5.38 4.59 5.76 0.7 -0.1
1961 CHA 31 25 3 74.3 21.7 52.7 7 2 2 4 2 2 315 64 36 34 5 89 29 27 1 53 4.12 3.16 4.09 14.5 1.6
1961 KC1 31 8 1 15.0 5.7 9.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 75 21 9 7 2 28 11 11 1 13 4.20 4.90 5.30 1.5 0.2
1962 SFN 32 49 0 86.3 0.0 86.3 5 4 11 1 1 0 381 83 44 42 9 121 47 40 2 58 4.38 4.43 5.43 -1.5 -0.2
1963 SFN 33 46 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 7 7 3 4 1 0 261 46 23 21 8 81 30 21 0 44 3.05 4.21 4.23 1.3 0.2
1964 HOU 34 30 10 103.3 65.0 38.3 4 8 1 0 7 0 424 92 36 26 4 133 20 16 1 58 2.26 2.74 3.63 9.6 1.0
1964 SFN 34 6 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 46 10 5 5 0 13 6 5 0 6 4.35 3.33 2.89 2.2 0.2
1965 BAL 35 27 1 54.0 4.7 49.3 1 2 1 1 0 0 234 53 22 16 4 76 20 18 1 40 2.67 3.05 4.19 3.9 0.5
1965 HOU 35 1 1 5.3 5.3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 8 3 3 0 13 3 2 0 1 5.06 3.95 4.81 -0.7 -0.1
1967 CHN 37 3 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 4 4 1 9 2 2 0 1 9.00 6.91 7.23 -1.1 -0.1
Career4121711548.01043.0496.0819123148719667414427286501302140725690268493.783.954.49145.514.9

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
1953 SLA MLB 38 22 192.7 3.74 120 .257 .262 .330 .380 .263 .288 104 32.0 3.2 37.4 3.8
1954 BAL MLB 29 28 201.7 4.26 92 .277 .258 .330 .374 .255 .277 94 8.0 0.8 14.6 1.5
1955 NYA MLB 19 13 97.0 5.09 90 .237 .269 .344 .399 .265 .238 103 3.4 0.3 4.9 0.5
1956 NYA MLB 38 20 179.7 5.20 92 .238 .264 .343 .399 .266 .213 102 8.4 0.9 12.6 1.4
1957 NYA MLB 27 20 139.7 4.09 102 .252 .255 .319 .384 .257 .238 99 14.5 1.5 17.5 1.7
1958 NYA MLB 19 19 114.3 3.83 108 .238 .254 .320 .381 .257 .255 99 14.5 1.5 23.3 2.3
1959 NYA MLB 25 18 124.7 5.27 76 .279 .252 .322 .382 .259 .270 97 -0.4 -0.0 4.8 0.6
1960 KC1 MLB 22 15 83.7 5.76 75 .292 .253 .323 .380 .259 .302 105 0.6 0.1 0.7 -0.1
1961 CHA MLB 25 3 74.3 4.09 111 .233 .258 .325 .395 .258 .260 100 11.1 1.1 14.5 1.6
1961 KC1 MLB 8 1 15.0 5.30 89 .323 .253 .322 .389 .251 .396 104 0.6 0.1 1.5 0.2
1962 SFN MLB 49 0 86.3 5.43 78 .260 .259 .324 .393 .260 .279 98 -1.2 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2
1963 SFN MLB 46 0 62.0 4.23 85 .241 .245 .301 .363 .256 .212 97 0.8 0.1 1.3 0.2
1964 HOU MLB 30 10 103.3 3.63 103 .242 .261 .312 .388 .263 .258 92 7.8 0.9 9.6 1.0
1964 SFN MLB 6 0 10.3 2.89 120 .263 .242 .295 .350 .250 .294 90 1.6 0.2 2.2 0.2
1965 BAL MLB 27 1 54.0 4.19 93 .268 .237 .303 .358 .254 .290 99 2.9 0.3 3.9 0.5
1965 HOU MLB 1 1 5.3 4.81 78 .353 .255 .305 .370 .252 .348 98 -0.1 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1
1967 CHN MLB 3 0 4.0 7.23 15 .333 .224 .282 .339 .238 .286 102 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1

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
1953 SLA MLB 7 12 2 38 22 192.7 201 64 96 11 40% .288 9.4 3.0 0.5 4.5 1.38 4.16 37.4 3.8
1954 BAL MLB 3 21 0 29 28 201.7 213 89 80 18 42% .277 9.5 4.0 0.8 3.6 1.50 4.37 14.6 1.5
1955 NYA MLB 9 2 2 19 13 97.0 81 51 44 8 44% .238 7.5 4.7 0.7 4.1 1.36 3.06 4.9 0.5
1956 NYA MLB 11 5 1 38 20 179.7 133 96 107 19 42% .213 6.7 4.8 1.0 5.4 1.27 3.26 12.6 1.4
1957 NYA MLB 10 4 0 27 20 139.7 113 87 81 12 50% .238 7.3 5.6 0.8 5.2 1.43 3.74 17.5 1.7
1958 NYA MLB 9 6 0 19 19 114.3 100 52 55 4 43% .255 7.9 4.1 0.3 4.3 1.33 3.07 23.3 2.3
1959 NYA MLB 6 7 0 25 18 124.7 122 76 69 14 50% .270 8.8 5.5 1.0 5.0 1.59 4.33 4.8 0.6
1960 KC1 MLB 1 10 0 22 15 83.7 97 42 43 11 49% .302 10.4 4.5 1.2 4.6 1.66 5.38 0.7 -0.1
1961 KC1 MLB 1 0 0 8 1 15.0 21 11 13 2 43% .396 12.6 6.6 1.2 7.8 2.13 4.20 1.5 0.2
1961 CHA MLB 7 2 2 25 3 74.3 64 29 53 5 50% .260 7.7 3.5 0.6 6.4 1.25 4.12 14.5 1.6
1962 SFN MLB 5 4 11 49 0 86.3 83 47 58 9 52% .279 8.7 4.9 0.9 6.0 1.51 4.38 -1.5 -0.2
1963 SFN MLB 7 7 3 46 0 62.0 46 30 44 8 54% .212 6.7 4.4 1.2 6.4 1.23 3.05 1.3 0.2
1964 SFN MLB 0 1 0 6 0 10.3 10 6 6 0 45% .294 8.7 5.2 0.0 5.2 1.55 4.35 2.2 0.2
1964 HOU MLB 4 8 1 30 10 103.3 92 20 58 4 53% .258 8.0 1.7 0.3 5.1 1.08 2.26 9.6 1.0
1965 BAL MLB 1 2 1 27 1 54.0 53 20 40 4 50% .290 8.8 3.3 0.7 6.7 1.35 2.67 3.9 0.5
1965 HOU MLB 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 8 3 1 0 67% .348 13.5 5.1 0.0 1.7 2.06 5.06 -0.7 -0.1
1967 CHN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 5 2 1 1 50% .286 11.2 4.5 2.2 2.2 1.75 9.00 -1.1 -0.1

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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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and HistoryMike Gianella2013-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 1, Red Sox 0Zachary Levine2013-10-13
The Week in Quotes: August 19-25Chris Mosch2013-08-26
The Week in Quotes: August 19-25Andrew Koo2013-08-26
The Week in Quotes: August 19-25Satchel Price2013-08-26
Prospectus Q&A: Donald PriesLee Lowenfish2013-08-02
BP Unfiltered: The Most Surprising Players with StatuesBen Lindbergh2013-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Is Will Venable Underrated or Overrated? Probably.Geoff Young2012-04-03
BP Unfiltered: Winter Meetings Dispatch, with Some Santos Trade ThoughtsSteven Goldman2011-12-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
Baseball ProGUESTus: Metafandom, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Superfluous Junk Surrounding BaseballCraig Calcaterra2011-02-18
Prospectus Perspective: On the Midnight Trade to GeorgiaSteven Goldman2010-12-03
Another Look: Kirk Gibson's HomerBob Hertzel2010-10-19
Playoff Prospectus: Saturday LCS MatchupsMatt Swartz2010-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Trying to Taint a GemJohn Perrotto2010-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: LDS Day One RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
One-Hoppers: Squandering a Golden Interleague OpportunityJay Jaffe2010-06-25
One-Hoppers: Observing PerfectionJay Jaffe2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: New Helmsmen for the MarinersJohn Perrotto2008-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: An Extended All-Star EngagementJoe Sheehan2008-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Go Go, Tigers, Go?Steven Goldman2008-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessNippon Prospectus: The Japan SeriesMike Plugh2007-11-13
Prospectus Matchups: The (Elimination) GamersJim Baker2007-10-19
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
The Week in Quotes: February 5-12Alex Carnevale2007-02-12
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 accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hits For YouSteven Goldman2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Infinity Edition #3Steven Goldman2005-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Potpourri for $100Jim Baker2005-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Trivia Manufactured While You WaitJim Baker2005-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Series PreviewJoe Sheehan2004-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dodging CheckmateJim Baker2004-10-15
Unlikely Heroes, Past and Present: From No-Name to Nightly NewsBaseball Prospectus2004-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Paul DicksonPeter Schilling Jr.2003-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Daily Prospectus: Heading OutJoe Sheehan2002-05-24


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