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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
22 5350 314 265 11 3534 3.11 54.9
Birth Date9-15-1938
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
BatsR
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
1962 SFN 23 13 7 43.0 33.7 9.3 3 1 0 0 1 1 194 54 29 25 3 84 14 12 0 20 5.23 3.67 4.00 6.4 0.6
1963 SFN 24 31 4 76.0 18.7 57.3 1 6 2 2 1 0 340 84 41 34 10 125 29 22 2 52 4.03 4.06 4.06 4.7 0.4
1964 SFN 25 44 19 206.3 138.7 67.7 12 11 5 2 14 2 832 179 65 63 16 254 43 37 5 155 2.75 2.95 3.40 27.5 2.9
1965 SFN 26 47 26 195.7 156.7 39.0 8 12 1 1 15 1 848 194 105 91 21 289 70 54 6 170 4.19 3.46 3.87 18.5 2.2
1966 SFN 27 36 35 255.7 253.0 2.7 21 8 0 0 25 2 1035 242 92 85 15 330 40 37 5 201 2.99 2.39 2.85 53.0 5.8
1967 SFN 28 39 37 293.0 289.0 4.0 15 17 1 1 29 1 1178 231 98 85 20 329 84 67 4 230 2.61 2.88 3.89 15.1 2.6
1968 SFN 29 39 38 290.7 288.7 2.0 16 15 1 0 29 3 1159 240 93 79 10 315 59 47 4 173 2.45 2.45 3.23 1.4 0.6
1969 SFN 30 40 39 325.3 323.3 2.0 19 14 0 1 32 3 1345 290 115 90 23 429 91 77 11 233 2.49 3.08 4.22 6.8 1.4
1970 SFN 31 41 41 328.7 328.7 0.0 23 13 0 0 26 8 1336 292 138 117 27 434 84 76 8 214 3.20 3.45 4.25 32.1 4.3
1971 SFN 32 37 37 280.0 280.0 0.0 16 12 0 0 27 1 1149 255 116 86 20 373 67 63 5 158 2.76 3.11 3.78 15.6 1.7
1972 CLE 33 41 40 342.7 341.7 1.0 24 16 1 0 34 3 1345 253 79 73 17 365 82 66 12 234 1.92 2.37 3.00 39.1 5.2
1973 CLE 34 41 41 344.0 344.0 0.0 19 19 0 0 25 6 1410 315 143 129 34 474 115 106 5 238 3.38 3.53 4.32 23.6 2.5
1974 CLE 35 37 37 322.3 322.3 0.0 21 13 0 0 26 6 1263 230 98 90 25 353 99 92 6 216 2.51 3.22 4.04 19.3 2.1
1975 CLE 36 15 15 121.7 121.7 0.0 6 9 0 0 9 1 509 120 57 48 16 185 34 29 1 85 3.55 3.73 4.50 4.7 0.5
1975 TEX 36 22 22 184.0 184.0 0.0 12 8 0 0 12 3 739 157 70 62 12 235 36 35 3 148 3.03 2.43 3.39 31.6 3.4
1976 TEX 37 32 32 250.3 250.3 0.0 15 14 0 0 20 4 1005 232 93 90 14 319 52 49 0 143 3.24 2.83 3.42 28.6 3.2
1977 TEX 38 34 34 238.0 238.0 0.0 15 12 0 0 18 2 986 239 108 89 21 363 56 52 5 177 3.37 3.17 3.92 34.6 3.6
1978 SDN 39 37 37 260.7 260.7 0.0 21 6 0 0 29 1 1055 241 96 79 9 328 66 58 2 154 2.73 2.67 3.48 23.0 2.7
1979 SDN 40 32 32 232.7 232.7 0.0 12 11 0 0 22 2 963 225 90 79 12 306 67 57 4 140 3.06 3.07 4.02 10.7 1.3
1980 NYA 41 10 8 50.7 42.3 8.3 4 4 0 0 4 1 229 65 33 25 2 88 18 18 1 28 4.44 3.29 3.85 7.1 0.8
1980 TEX 41 24 24 155.0 155.0 0.0 6 9 0 0 15 1 655 159 74 59 12 222 46 43 7 107 3.43 3.41 4.12 17.9 1.9
1981 ATL 42 23 23 150.7 150.7 0.0 8 9 0 0 12 2 644 182 70 66 9 235 24 23 4 60 3.94 3.21 3.64 17.7 1.8
1982 SEA 43 32 32 216.7 216.7 0.0 10 12 0 0 16 7 923 245 117 106 27 370 54 50 4 116 4.40 4.04 4.49 23.1 2.5
1983 KCA 44 14 14 84.3 84.3 0.0 4 4 0 0 8 0 374 98 48 40 6 133 26 25 1 40 4.27 3.76 4.66 7.4 0.8
1983 SEA 44 16 16 102.0 102.0 0.0 3 10 0 0 7 2 437 116 60 56 18 189 23 20 3 42 4.94 5.06 5.44 0.4 0.0
Career7776905350.05156.7193.3314265117456632195349382128184639971271379121510835343.113.113.83469.954.9

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
1962 SFN MLB 13 7 43.0 4.00 107 .303 .249 .307 .368 .249 .323 95 5.1 0.5 6.4 0.6
1963 SFN MLB 31 4 76.0 4.06 92 .292 .237 .293 .349 .246 .300 98 4.9 0.6 4.7 0.4
1964 SFN MLB 44 19 206.3 3.40 115 .234 .256 .309 .378 .258 .266 99 27.8 3.1 27.5 2.9
1965 SFN MLB 47 26 195.7 3.87 104 .275 .249 .308 .372 .258 .298 100 19.6 2.2 18.5 2.2
1966 SFN MLB 36 35 255.7 2.85 129 .231 .262 .314 .393 .265 .293 98 53.1 6.0 53.0 5.8
1967 SFN MLB 39 37 293.0 3.89 98 .228 .252 .308 .368 .262 .251 100 14.8 1.7 15.1 2.6
1968 SFN MLB 39 38 290.7 3.23 91 .226 .246 .298 .349 .259 .252 87 4.5 0.6 1.4 0.6
1969 SFN MLB 40 39 325.3 4.22 94 .244 .253 .316 .372 .260 .271 97 8.3 0.9 6.8 1.4
1970 SFN MLB 41 41 328.7 4.25 106 .235 .256 .324 .389 .262 .264 99 32.2 3.4 32.1 4.3
1971 SFN MLB 37 37 280.0 3.78 105 .247 .250 .309 .363 .258 .261 101 23.8 2.7 15.6 1.7
1972 CLE MLB 41 40 342.7 3.00 112 .211 .239 .306 .350 .256 .236 98 34.1 4.1 39.1 5.2
1973 CLE MLB 41 41 344.0 4.32 102 .243 .261 .329 .384 .265 .276 102 23.6 2.5 23.6 2.5
1974 CLE MLB 37 37 322.3 4.04 101 .220 .258 .324 .376 .263 .224 99 19.3 2.1 19.3 2.1
1975 CLE MLB 15 15 121.7 4.50 96 .257 .255 .326 .380 .262 .280 101 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
1975 TEX MLB 22 22 184.0 3.39 122 .227 .259 .324 .379 .261 .269 101 31.6 3.4 31.6 3.4
1976 TEX MLB 32 32 250.3 3.42 114 .238 .259 .320 .368 .263 .274 99 28.6 3.2 28.6 3.2
1977 TEX MLB 34 34 238.0 3.92 112 .249 .266 .327 .406 .263 .300 98 34.6 3.6 34.6 3.6
1978 SDN MLB 37 37 260.7 3.48 108 .243 .253 .315 .369 .254 .282 94 25.5 2.8 23.0 2.7
1979 SDN MLB 32 32 232.7 4.02 98 .242 .264 .323 .394 .257 .288 93 12.8 1.3 10.7 1.3
1980 NYA MLB 10 8 50.7 3.85 114 .292 .267 .325 .389 .259 .350 99 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8
1980 TEX MLB 24 24 155.0 4.12 110 .258 .271 .333 .408 .270 .304 101 17.9 1.9 17.9 1.9
1981 ATL MLB 23 23 150.7 3.64 108 .279 .265 .324 .377 .266 .316 101 15.9 1.8 17.7 1.8
1982 SEA MLB 32 32 216.7 4.49 105 .267 .267 .329 .408 .269 .302 105 23.1 2.5 23.1 2.5
1983 KCA MLB 14 14 84.3 4.66 98 .278 .271 .331 .404 .268 .306 101 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
1983 SEA MLB 16 16 102.0 5.44 81 .279 .268 .329 .403 .267 .279 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0

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
1962 SFN MLB 3 1 0 13 7 43.0 54 14 20 3 60% .323 11.3 2.9 0.6 4.2 1.58 5.23 6.4 0.6
1963 SFN MLB 1 6 2 31 4 76.0 84 29 52 10 56% .300 9.9 3.4 1.2 6.2 1.49 4.03 4.7 0.4
1964 SFN MLB 12 11 5 44 19 206.3 179 43 155 16 50% .266 7.8 1.9 0.7 6.8 1.08 2.75 27.5 2.9
1965 SFN MLB 8 12 1 47 26 195.7 194 70 170 21 59% .298 8.9 3.2 1.0 7.8 1.35 4.19 18.5 2.2
1966 SFN MLB 21 8 0 36 35 255.7 242 40 201 15 59% .293 8.5 1.4 0.5 7.1 1.10 2.99 53.0 5.8
1967 SFN MLB 15 17 1 39 37 293.0 231 84 230 20 63% .251 7.1 2.6 0.6 7.1 1.08 2.61 15.1 2.6
1968 SFN MLB 16 15 1 39 38 290.7 240 59 173 10 66% .252 7.4 1.8 0.3 5.4 1.03 2.45 1.4 0.6
1969 SFN MLB 19 14 0 40 39 325.3 290 91 233 23 67% .271 8.0 2.5 0.6 6.4 1.17 2.49 6.8 1.4
1970 SFN MLB 23 13 0 41 41 328.7 292 84 214 27 57% .264 8.0 2.3 0.7 5.9 1.14 3.20 32.1 4.3
1971 SFN MLB 16 12 0 37 37 280.0 255 67 158 20 59% .261 8.2 2.2 0.6 5.1 1.15 2.76 15.6 1.7
1972 CLE MLB 24 16 1 41 40 342.7 253 82 234 17 60% .236 6.6 2.2 0.4 6.1 0.98 1.92 39.1 5.2
1973 CLE MLB 19 19 0 41 41 344.0 315 115 238 34 61% .276 8.2 3.0 0.9 6.2 1.25 3.38 23.6 2.5
1974 CLE MLB 21 13 0 37 37 322.3 230 99 216 25 50% .224 6.4 2.8 0.7 6.0 1.02 2.51 19.3 2.1
1975 CLE MLB 6 9 0 15 15 121.7 120 34 85 16 52% .280 8.9 2.5 1.2 6.3 1.27 3.55 4.7 0.5
1975 TEX MLB 12 8 0 22 22 184.0 157 36 148 12 45% .269 7.7 1.8 0.6 7.2 1.05 3.03 31.6 3.4
1976 TEX MLB 15 14 0 32 32 250.3 232 52 143 14 52% .274 8.3 1.9 0.5 5.1 1.13 3.24 28.6 3.2
1977 TEX MLB 15 12 0 34 34 238.0 239 56 177 21 55% .300 9.0 2.1 0.8 6.7 1.24 3.37 34.6 3.6
1978 SDN MLB 21 6 0 37 37 260.7 241 66 154 9 51% .282 8.3 2.3 0.3 5.3 1.18 2.73 23.0 2.7
1979 SDN MLB 12 11 0 32 32 232.7 225 67 140 12 53% .288 8.7 2.6 0.5 5.4 1.26 3.06 10.7 1.3
1980 NYA MLB 4 4 0 10 8 50.7 65 18 28 2 58% .350 11.5 3.2 0.4 5.0 1.64 4.44 7.1 0.8
1980 TEX MLB 6 9 0 24 24 155.0 159 46 107 12 58% .304 9.2 2.7 0.7 6.2 1.32 3.43 17.9 1.9
1981 ATL MLB 8 9 0 23 23 150.7 182 24 60 9 52% .316 10.9 1.4 0.5 3.6 1.37 3.94 17.7 1.8
1982 SEA MLB 10 12 0 32 32 216.7 245 54 116 27 58% .302 10.2 2.2 1.1 4.8 1.38 4.40 23.1 2.5
1983 SEA MLB 3 10 0 16 16 102.0 116 23 42 18 57% .279 10.2 2.0 1.6 3.7 1.36 4.94 0.4 0.0
1983 KCA MLB 4 4 0 14 14 84.3 98 26 40 6 55% .306 10.5 2.8 0.6 4.3 1.47 4.27 7.4 0.8

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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
1966-05-25 1966-06-13 15-DL 19 19 - Ankle Sprain Sliding - -

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think some writers will hold a grudge against Glavine next year due to his imput on the 1994 Major League Baseball strike and drug testing as a players' union representative ?
(19braves77 from Pensacola. FL)
I voiced this opinion last night on Twitter. I think there's something to it, if you go back and look at the low votes for Ted Simmons, Joe Torre and more recently David Cone. Curt Schilling, a JAWS-approved candidate, himself noted that he felt his low vote share (38.8%) in part reflected his activity as a player representative who didn't do enough to combat PEDs during his time. For once, I agree with him.

Will it be enough to keep Glavine out? Possibly on the first ballot given the crowd of candidates, the tenor of the electorate, and the precedent of not all 300-game winners making it on the first try (Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton and Phil Niekro had to wait). He'll get his plaque eventually, though. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Have you thought about writing a piece about cheating and the HOF? Given the reluctance of sportswriters to vote in guys who used steroids, have there been similar cases of cheating like that have happened before? Like maybe Gaylord Perry?
(Rich from Columbus, OH)
Rich, I wrote about steroids and the Hall of Fame vote a few months ago. That was about as much fun as a rock fight, and I'm in no hurry to do it again, but since it's the beat I cover, I'm sure you haven't heard the last of me on this issue.

All three of your questions in the queue along these lines are good ones, by the way. Just not enough time to rev up into gear on that topic here. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is anyone going to sign Julio Franco? He turns 50 in August, and his goal was to play until then.
(Rich from Columbus,OH)
My guess is that someone will give him that chance. Minnie Minoso was certainly a better player than Franco -- he had a lifetime 130 OPS+ -- but Franco was better after the age of 40. While Minoso’s cameos came at ages 50 and 54, his “real” career ended at age 38.

Minoso trivia: His one base hit at age 50 or over came off Sid Monge.

Franco trivia: He has reached base all 4 times he has faced John Franco.

Franco trivia part 2: He went 1-for-7 in his career against Gaylord Perry, who is now 69 years old. (David Laurila)


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