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Portrait of Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt Wilhelm PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
21 2254.3 143 122 227 1610 2.52 26.6
Birth Date7-26-1922
Height6' 0"
Weight190 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
1952 NY1 29 71 0 159.3 0.0 134.0 15 3 11 6 4 0 546 127 60 43 12 160 57 57 5 108 2.43 3.21 3.51 21.5 2.4
1953 NY1 30 68 0 145.0 0.0 139.0 7 8 15 12 0 0 607 127 61 49 13 180 77 77 4 71 3.04 4.48 4.98 10.7 0.9
1954 NY1 31 57 0 111.3 0.0 107.7 12 4 7 7 0 0 439 77 32 26 5 103 52 52 5 64 2.10 3.39 3.93 12.1 1.4
1955 NY1 32 59 0 103.0 0.0 77.7 4 1 0 3 1 0 338 104 53 45 10 122 40 35 2 71 3.93 3.41 3.94 12.5 1.5
1956 NY1 33 64 0 89.3 0.0 77.3 4 9 8 7 0 0 350 97 45 38 7 115 43 33 2 71 3.83 3.17 3.97 8.2 0.8
1957 CLE 34 2 0 3.7 0.0 1.7 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.45 7.58 5.14 -0.1 -0.0
1957 SLN 34 40 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 1 4 11 1 0 0 231 52 28 26 7 84 21 20 3 29 4.25 4.42 4.58 2.5 0.2
1958 BAL 35 9 4 40.7 34.0 6.7 1 3 0 0 4 0 155 25 9 9 2 35 10 8 1 35 1.99 2.17 3.37 4.4 0.5
1958 CLE 35 30 6 90.3 41.0 49.3 2 7 5 2 3 1 371 70 32 25 4 96 35 33 1 57 2.49 2.95 3.59 11.9 1.2
1959 BAL 36 32 27 226.0 210.7 15.3 15 11 0 1 22 3 903 178 64 55 13 244 77 74 10 139 2.19 3.14 3.64 16.9 1.5
1960 BAL 37 41 11 147.0 71.7 75.3 11 8 7 7 6 1 601 125 69 54 13 187 39 39 1 107 3.31 2.91 4.06 13.5 1.5
1961 BAL 38 51 1 109.7 3.0 106.7 9 7 18 6 1 0 457 89 35 28 5 122 41 36 4 87 2.30 2.74 3.44 21.3 2.4
1962 BAL 39 52 0 93.0 0.0 93.0 7 10 15 5 0 0 373 64 28 20 5 82 34 32 3 90 1.94 2.47 3.43 12.7 1.2
1963 CHA 40 55 3 136.3 23.0 113.3 5 8 21 7 5 0 544 106 47 40 8 157 30 29 4 111 2.64 2.34 3.17 19.5 2.3
1964 CHA 41 73 0 131.3 0.0 131.3 12 9 27 5 1 0 510 94 35 29 7 131 30 29 2 95 1.99 2.44 2.95 21.9 2.4
1965 CHA 42 66 0 144.0 0.0 145.0 7 7 20 5 0 0 549 88 34 29 11 139 32 25 2 106 1.81 2.63 3.32 12.3 1.3
1966 CHA 43 46 0 81.3 0.0 81.3 5 2 6 4 0 0 308 50 21 15 6 74 17 15 1 61 1.66 2.56 3.47 6.2 0.7
1967 CHA 44 49 0 89.0 0.0 89.0 8 3 12 3 0 0 360 58 21 13 2 72 34 30 4 76 1.31 2.28 3.00 8.8 1.0
1968 CHA 45 72 0 93.7 0.0 93.7 4 4 12 3 0 0 369 69 20 18 4 86 24 19 2 72 1.73 2.07 2.55 10.6 1.2
1969 ATL 46 8 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 2 0 4 1 0 0 47 5 1 1 0 7 4 4 1 14 0.73 1.60 1.98 3.4 0.4
1969 CAL 46 44 0 65.7 0.0 65.7 5 7 10 3 0 0 257 45 21 18 4 66 18 14 3 53 2.47 2.50 3.17 7.1 0.8
1970 ATL 47 50 0 78.3 0.0 78.3 6 4 13 6 1 0 338 69 29 27 7 100 39 32 1 67 3.10 3.83 3.63 8.5 1.0
1970 CHN 47 3 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 4 4 4 1 9 3 3 0 1 9.82 8.30 10.96 -1.9 -0.2
1971 ATL 48 3 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 6 5 4 2 13 1 1 0 1 15.43 14.11 11.82 -1.7 -0.2
1971 LAN 48 9 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 0 1 3 0 0 0 59 6 2 2 1 10 4 4 0 15 1.02 2.26 2.75 1.6 0.2
1972 LAN 49 16 0 25.3 0.0 25.3 0 1 1 1 0 0 112 20 16 13 0 26 15 15 0 9 4.62 3.59 3.14 2.1 0.3
Career1070522254.3383.31797.7143122227964858862175777363215024217787176216102.523.003.60246.426.6

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
1952 NY1 MLB 71 0 159.3 3.51 115 .243 .251 .318 .365 .267 .252 98 18.3 2.0 21.5 2.4
1953 NY1 MLB 68 0 145.0 4.98 101 .262 .269 .337 .421 .272 .246 102 10.4 1.1 10.7 0.9
1954 NY1 MLB 57 0 111.3 3.93 115 .209 .264 .331 .403 .265 .212 100 13.9 1.5 12.1 1.4
1955 NY1 MLB 59 0 103.0 3.94 113 .262 .259 .323 .412 .261 .293 101 12.4 1.3 12.5 1.5
1956 NY1 MLB 64 0 89.3 3.97 106 .266 .255 .319 .402 .256 .322 99 8.3 0.9 8.2 0.8
1957 CLE MLB 2 0 3.7 5.14 71 .188 .274 .363 .380 .273 .167 94 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1957 SLN MLB 40 0 55.0 4.58 98 .256 .261 .318 .401 .262 .263 103 3.6 0.4 2.5 0.2
1958 BAL MLB 9 4 40.7 3.37 116 .173 .270 .335 .416 .271 .215 96 4.5 0.5 4.4 0.5
1958 CLE MLB 30 6 90.3 3.59 117 .222 .253 .323 .379 .255 .241 103 13.9 1.5 11.9 1.2
1959 BAL MLB 32 27 226.0 3.64 112 .222 .258 .324 .392 .261 .248 94 26.5 2.8 16.9 1.5
1960 BAL MLB 41 11 147.0 4.06 103 .234 .254 .324 .390 .262 .253 95 15.8 1.7 13.5 1.5
1961 BAL MLB 51 1 109.7 3.44 122 .220 .255 .326 .399 .260 .263 96 22.4 2.3 21.3 2.4
1962 BAL MLB 52 0 93.0 3.43 119 .208 .253 .323 .389 .259 .245 95 13.1 1.4 12.7 1.2
1963 CHA MLB 55 3 136.3 3.17 119 .229 .250 .311 .391 .266 .251 96 20.3 2.3 19.5 2.3
1964 CHA MLB 73 0 131.3 2.95 125 .207 .251 .315 .393 .263 .231 96 22.4 2.5 21.9 2.4
1965 CHA MLB 66 0 144.0 3.32 111 .194 .247 .312 .381 .266 .194 94 13.4 1.5 12.3 1.3
1966 CHA MLB 46 0 81.3 3.47 104 .196 .243 .304 .378 .256 .197 92 6.1 0.7 6.2 0.7
1967 CHA MLB 49 0 89.0 3.00 110 .217 .236 .300 .353 .255 .230 91 9.1 1.1 8.8 1.0
1968 CHA MLB 72 0 93.7 2.55 118 .221 .229 .295 .338 .257 .243 91 10.6 1.3 10.6 1.2
1969 ATL MLB 8 0 12.3 1.98 152 .182 .250 .322 .375 .267 .179 101 3.5 0.4 3.4 0.4
1969 CAL MLB 44 0 65.7 3.17 116 .208 .248 .322 .379 .264 .229 93 8.0 0.9 7.1 0.8
1970 ATL MLB 50 0 78.3 3.63 120 .243 .261 .335 .401 .271 .277 100 10.2 1.1 8.5 1.0
1970 CHN MLB 3 0 3.7 10.96 -50 .357 .271 .334 .396 .267 .231 97 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1971 ATL MLB 3 0 2.3 11.82 -117 .582 .255 .299 .386 .258 .444 95 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
1971 LAN MLB 9 0 17.7 2.75 125 .137 .254 .310 .374 .263 .128 93 2.0 0.2 1.6 0.2
1972 LAN MLB 16 0 25.3 3.14 116 .252 .245 .308 .362 .262 .227 96 2.4 0.3 2.1 0.3

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
1952 NY1 MLB 15 3 11 71 0 159.3 127 57 108 12 49% .252 7.2 3.2 0.7 6.1 1.15 2.43 21.5 2.4
1953 NY1 MLB 7 8 15 68 0 145.0 127 77 71 13 50% .246 7.9 4.8 0.8 4.4 1.41 3.04 10.7 0.9
1954 NY1 MLB 12 4 7 57 0 111.3 77 52 64 5 55% .212 6.2 4.2 0.4 5.2 1.16 2.10 12.1 1.4
1955 NY1 MLB 4 1 0 59 0 103.0 104 40 71 10 49% .293 9.1 3.5 0.9 6.2 1.40 3.93 12.5 1.5
1956 NY1 MLB 4 9 8 64 0 89.3 97 43 71 7 52% .322 9.8 4.3 0.7 7.2 1.57 3.83 8.2 0.8
1957 CLE MLB 1 0 1 2 0 3.7 2 1 0 1 60% .167 4.9 2.5 2.5 0.0 0.82 2.45 -0.1 -0.0
1957 SLN MLB 1 4 11 40 0 55.0 52 21 29 7 55% .263 8.5 3.4 1.1 4.7 1.33 4.25 2.5 0.2
1958 CLE MLB 2 7 5 30 6 90.3 70 35 57 4 53% .241 7.0 3.5 0.4 5.7 1.16 2.49 11.9 1.2
1958 BAL MLB 1 3 0 9 4 40.7 25 10 35 2 45% .215 5.5 2.2 0.4 7.7 0.86 1.99 4.4 0.5
1959 BAL MLB 15 11 0 32 27 226.0 178 77 139 13 59% .248 7.1 3.1 0.5 5.5 1.13 2.19 16.9 1.5
1960 BAL MLB 11 8 7 41 11 147.0 125 39 107 13 55% .253 7.7 2.4 0.8 6.6 1.12 3.31 13.5 1.5
1961 BAL MLB 9 7 18 51 1 109.7 89 41 87 5 60% .263 7.3 3.4 0.4 7.1 1.19 2.30 21.3 2.4
1962 BAL MLB 7 10 15 52 0 93.0 64 34 90 5 59% .245 6.2 3.3 0.5 8.7 1.05 1.94 12.7 1.2
1963 CHA MLB 5 8 21 55 3 136.3 106 30 111 8 57% .251 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.3 1.00 2.64 19.5 2.3
1964 CHA MLB 12 9 27 73 0 131.3 94 30 95 7 51% .231 6.4 2.1 0.5 6.5 0.94 1.99 21.9 2.4
1965 CHA MLB 7 7 20 66 0 144.0 88 32 106 11 53% .194 5.5 2.0 0.7 6.6 0.83 1.81 12.3 1.3
1966 CHA MLB 5 2 6 46 0 81.3 50 17 61 6 52% .197 5.5 1.9 0.7 6.8 0.82 1.66 6.2 0.7
1967 CHA MLB 8 3 12 49 0 89.0 58 34 76 2 52% .230 5.9 3.4 0.2 7.7 1.03 1.31 8.8 1.0
1968 CHA MLB 4 4 12 72 0 93.7 69 24 72 4 53% .243 6.6 2.3 0.4 6.9 0.99 1.73 10.6 1.2
1969 CAL MLB 5 7 10 44 0 65.7 45 18 53 4 60% .229 6.2 2.5 0.5 7.3 0.96 2.47 7.1 0.8
1969 ATL MLB 2 0 4 8 0 12.3 5 4 14 0 70% .179 3.6 2.9 0.0 10.2 0.73 0.73 3.4 0.4
1970 ATL MLB 6 4 13 50 0 78.3 69 39 67 7 55% .277 7.9 4.5 0.8 7.7 1.38 3.10 8.5 1.0
1970 CHN MLB 0 1 0 3 0 3.7 4 3 1 1 36% .231 9.8 7.4 2.5 2.5 1.91 9.82 -1.9 -0.2
1971 ATL MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.3 6 1 1 2 80% .444 23.1 3.9 7.7 3.9 3.00 15.43 -1.7 -0.2
1971 LAN MLB 0 1 3 9 0 17.7 6 4 15 1 50% .128 3.1 2.0 0.5 7.6 0.57 1.02 1.6 0.2
1972 LAN MLB 0 1 1 16 0 25.3 20 15 9 0 53% .227 7.1 5.3 0.0 3.2 1.38 4.62 2.1 0.3

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
1971-04-05 1971-06-08 64 56 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1966-04-12 1966-06-14 63 55 Right Fingers Laceration Fingernail - -

Compensation

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This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and WhiteDoug Thorburn2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89Doug Thorburn2014-01-17
The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
The Lineup Card: 10 Things We've Learned So FarBaseball Prospectus2013-05-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
The Lineup Card: 10 Milestones to Look Forward to in 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ranking RiveraBen Lindbergh2013-03-22
In A Pickle: That Blank ExpressionJason Wojciechowski2013-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt KnucklerDoug Thorburn2012-06-29
The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-02-24
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
The BP Broadside: Oh, To Live on Closer MountainSteven Goldman2011-09-20
The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet ReliefRany Jazayerli2011-09-15
The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2011-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Over/Under-30 All-StarsBen Lindbergh2011-05-19
The BP Wayback Machine: Why The "Earned" Run Needs To GoMichael Wolverton2011-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Reflecting on Trevor HoffmanJohn Perrotto2011-01-14
Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Relief at ListJay Jaffe2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Chugging Toward CooperstownJay Jaffe2010-04-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Lest We ForgetSteven Goldman2009-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Mariano RiveraBaseball Prospectus2009-06-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown CasesJay Jaffe2008-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Royals and PhilliesRany Jazayerli2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and RedsRany Jazayerli2008-02-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
The Class of 2008: RelieversJay Jaffe2008-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2008-01-03
Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the KnuckleballDan Fox2007-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Saves, Strikes, and RetreadsJohn Perrotto2007-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays of YoreJim Baker2007-04-06
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hitters Ain't That Special, Part TwoSteven Goldman2006-09-14
Schrodinger's Bat: Thinking and Rethinking, Part 1Dan Fox2006-07-06
Can Of Corn: WinnersDayn Perry2006-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS 2006: From the MailbagJay Jaffe2006-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The BallotJoe Sheehan2006-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessClass of 2006: The RelieversJay Jaffe2005-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2005-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-10-06
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 2Steven Goldman2004-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Reverse LepidopterySteven Goldman2004-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-28
Prospectus Today: A Day in the SunJoe Sheehan2003-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: BookishJoe Sheehan2003-06-26
Impact Rookies: Whose Contribution Has Been the Greatest?Jeff Bower2003-03-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Sweet ReliefRany Jazayerli2002-06-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)In terms of guys who were unlikely HOFers at age 29 - Ozzie Smith had a 72 OPS+ before age 29, although he was still winning GGs and playing plenty. But Hoyt Wilhelm hadn't played in the majors before he was 29, he turned 30 during in his first season.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Good point, particularly on Wilhelm! (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sure, I stink now, but my 2004 was one of the best seasons by a reliever in baseball history. Eat it, Hoyt Wilhelm.
(Brad Lidge from Philadelphia, PA)
And for that Lidge should get a free drink in any bar in Houston for the rest of his life. It doesn't absolve the Phillies of the responsibility to move on. (Steven Goldman)


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