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Lew Burdette PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
18 3067.3 203 144 31 1074 3.66 13.2
Birth Date11-22-1926
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1950 NYA MLB 2 0 1.3 3 0 0 0 .297 125 20.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .500 .260 2.25 2.71 6.75 102 0.00 0.0
1951 BSN MLB 3 0 4.3 6 5 1 0 .273 100 12.5 10.4 0.0 2.1 40% .375 .350 2.54 6.07 6.23 119 0.00 0.0
1952 BSN MLB 45 9 137.0 138 47 47 8 .269 94 9.1 3.1 0.5 3.1 61% .284 .277 1.35 3.56 3.61 103 0.00 0.0
1953 MLN MLB 46 13 175.0 177 56 58 7 .277 93 9.1 2.9 0.4 3.0 53% .268 .243 1.33 3.52 3.24 98 3.69 1.7
1954 MLN MLB 38 32 238.0 224 62 79 17 .267 92 8.5 2.3 0.6 3.0 56% .254 .241 1.20 3.51 2.76 101 3.96 2.9
1955 MLN MLB 42 33 230.0 253 73 70 25 .264 94 9.9 2.9 1.0 2.7 54% .272 .275 1.42 4.14 4.03 110 4.56 -0.8
1956 MLN MLB 39 35 256.3 234 52 110 22 .254 94 8.2 1.8 0.8 3.9 54% .254 .240 1.12 3.13 2.70 94 4.03 1.6
1957 MLN MLB 37 33 256.7 260 59 78 25 .261 93 9.1 2.1 0.9 2.7 57% .261 .258 1.24 3.88 3.72 108 4.05 3.3
1958 MLN MLB 40 36 275.3 279 50 113 18 .265 93 9.1 1.6 0.6 3.7 60% .279 .248 1.19 3.14 2.91 97 4.04 3.9
1959 MLN MLB 41 39 289.7 312 38 105 38 .265 93 9.7 1.2 1.2 3.3 55% .270 .263 1.21 4.01 4.07 102 4.14 3.9
1960 MLN MLB 45 32 275.7 277 35 83 19 .260 93 9.0 1.1 0.6 2.7 58% .264 .240 1.13 3.38 3.36 116 3.72 4.7
1961 MLN MLB 40 36 272.3 295 33 92 31 .261 96 9.7 1.1 1.0 3.0 55% .273 .255 1.20 3.86 4.00 99 4.43 3.2
1962 MLN MLB 37 19 143.7 172 23 59 26 .264 95 10.8 1.4 1.6 3.7 46% .295 .288 1.36 4.77 4.89 99 5.17 0.1
1963 MLN 0 15 13 84.0 71 24 28 15 .248 98 7.6 2.6 1.6 3.0 53% .204 .269 1.13 5.05 3.64 0 0.00 0.0
1963 SLN 0 21 14 98.0 106 16 45 6 .259 103 9.7 1.5 0.6 4.1 46% .292 .262 1.24 3.08 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
1964 CHN 0 28 17 131.0 152 19 40 15 .261 105 10.4 1.3 1.0 2.7 52% .289 .266 1.31 4.09 4.88 0 0.00 0.0
1964 SLN 0 8 0 10.0 10 3 3 1 .253 105 9.0 2.7 0.9 2.7 52% .250 .258 1.30 4.35 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
1965 CHN 0 7 3 20.3 26 4 5 3 .266 100 11.5 1.8 1.3 2.2 55% .287 .315 1.48 4.80 5.31 0 0.00 0.0
1965 PHI 0 19 9 70.7 95 17 23 5 .252 102 12.1 2.2 0.6 2.9 62% .335 .300 1.58 3.84 5.48 0 0.00 0.0
1966 CAL MLB 54 0 79.7 80 12 27 4 .254 100 9.0 1.4 0.5 3.1 55% .278 .240 1.15 2.90 3.39 108 3.57 0.8
1967 CAL MLB 19 0 18.3 16 0 8 4 .253 95 7.9 0.0 2.0 3.9 63% .207 .265 0.87 4.55 4.91 104 4.01 0.0
1963 TOT MLB 36 27 182.0 177 40 73 21 .254 101 8.8 2.0 1.0 3.6 49% .253 .265 1.19 3.99 3.71 120 4.23 1.1
1964 TOT MLB 36 17 141.0 162 22 43 16 .260 105 10.3 1.4 1.0 2.7 52% .286 .265 1.30 4.11 4.66 115 4.28 0.9
1965 TOT MLB 26 12 91.0 121 21 28 8 .255 102 12.0 2.1 0.8 2.8 60% .324 .303 1.56 4.05 5.44 122 6.15 -1.7
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1950 NYA MLB 2 0 1.3 3 0 0 0 .297 125 20.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 33% .500 .260 2.25 2.71 6.75
1951 BSN MLB 3 0 4.3 6 5 1 0 .273 100 12.5 10.4 0.0 2.1 40% .375 .350 2.54 6.07 6.23
1952 BSN MLB 45 9 137.0 138 47 47 8 .269 94 9.1 3.1 0.5 3.1 61% .284 .277 1.35 3.56 3.61
1953 MLN MLB 46 13 175.0 177 56 58 7 .277 93 9.1 2.9 0.4 3.0 53% .268 .243 1.33 3.52 3.24
1954 MLN MLB 38 32 238.0 224 62 79 17 .267 92 8.5 2.3 0.6 3.0 56% .254 .241 1.20 3.51 2.76
1955 MLN MLB 42 33 230.0 253 73 70 25 .264 94 9.9 2.9 1.0 2.7 54% .272 .275 1.42 4.14 4.03
1956 MLN MLB 39 35 256.3 234 52 110 22 .254 94 8.2 1.8 0.8 3.9 54% .254 .240 1.12 3.13 2.70
1957 MLN MLB 37 33 256.7 260 59 78 25 .261 93 9.1 2.1 0.9 2.7 57% .261 .258 1.24 3.88 3.72
1958 MLN MLB 40 36 275.3 279 50 113 18 .265 93 9.1 1.6 0.6 3.7 60% .279 .248 1.19 3.14 2.91
1959 MLN MLB 41 39 289.7 312 38 105 38 .265 93 9.7 1.2 1.2 3.3 55% .270 .263 1.21 4.01 4.07
1960 MLN MLB 45 32 275.7 277 35 83 19 .260 93 9.0 1.1 0.6 2.7 58% .264 .240 1.13 3.38 3.36
1961 MLN MLB 40 36 272.3 295 33 92 31 .261 96 9.7 1.1 1.0 3.0 55% .273 .255 1.20 3.86 4.00
1962 MLN MLB 37 19 143.7 172 23 59 26 .264 95 10.8 1.4 1.6 3.7 46% .295 .288 1.36 4.77 4.89
1963 MLN MLB 15 13 84.0 71 24 28 15 .248 98 7.6 2.6 1.6 3.0 53% .204 .269 1.13 5.05 3.64
1963 SLN MLB 21 14 98.0 106 16 45 6 .259 103 9.7 1.5 0.6 4.1 46% .292 .262 1.24 3.08 3.77
1964 CHN MLB 28 17 131.0 152 19 40 15 .261 105 10.4 1.3 1.0 2.7 52% .289 .266 1.31 4.09 4.88
1964 SLN MLB 8 0 10.0 10 3 3 1 .253 105 9.0 2.7 0.9 2.7 52% .250 .258 1.30 4.35 1.80
1965 CHN MLB 7 3 20.3 26 4 5 3 .266 100 11.5 1.8 1.3 2.2 55% .287 .315 1.48 4.80 5.31
1965 PHI MLB 19 9 70.7 95 17 23 5 .252 102 12.1 2.2 0.6 2.9 62% .335 .300 1.58 3.84 5.48
1966 CAL MLB 54 0 79.7 80 12 27 4 .254 100 9.0 1.4 0.5 3.1 55% .278 .240 1.15 2.90 3.39
1967 CAL MLB 19 0 18.3 16 0 8 4 .253 95 7.9 0.0 2.0 3.9 63% .207 .265 0.87 4.55 4.91

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  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Articles

Lew Burdette is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospect Feature: Your New Favorite Fringe ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2015-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and HistoryMike Gianella2013-10-30
Wezen-Ball: The Milwaukee Walk of Shame?Larry Granillo2013-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Remembering Donald DavidsonBob Hertzel2010-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Love in the Temperate Zone, Part OneSteven Goldman2008-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Late Standing StartsJim Baker2008-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessAre Knuckleballers Easy to Relieve?: ...And Other Pressing Issues of Our TimeMichael Wolverton2004-07-14


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BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Games"lrgreen (NYC): BP in 2007 said that Seth McClung was 25 saves away from being the All-Time Saves leader for West Virginia natives. Who is the all-time leader in this robust category?"

Lew Burdette had 31 career saves, per BB-Ref, but 16 of those preceded Holtzman's invention of the save rule, and all of them preceded saves becoming an "official" stat in 1970. (Derek Jacques)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Gameslrgreen (NYC): "BP2007 said that Seth McClung was 25 saves away from being the All-Time Saves leader for West Virginia natives. Who is the all-time leader in this robust category?"

Lew Burdette!

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