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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 345 2128 138 119 1 3.46 16.9
Birth Date3-11-1945
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1968 PIT MLB 26 10 104.3 6 5 0 82 38 52 4 .257 95 7.1 3.3 0.3 4.5 64% .228 .230 1.15 3.17 2.50 113 3.43 0.6
1969 PIT MLB 35 33 218.7 11 17 0 206 76 173 14 .257 100 8.5 3.1 0.6 7.1 70% .295 .256 1.29 3.00 3.58 82 3.72 2.6
1970 PIT MLB 30 30 201.7 13 10 0 194 87 128 9 .264 98 8.7 3.9 0.4 5.7 63% .295 .252 1.39 3.60 3.21 94 4.79 0.6
1971 PIT MLB 31 31 226.7 19 9 0 207 63 137 15 .259 97 8.2 2.5 0.6 5.4 54% .264 .247 1.19 3.05 3.06 93 4.38 0.2
1972 PIT MLB 25 25 163.3 15 7 0 156 33 96 6 .265 97 8.6 1.8 0.3 5.3 54% .286 .238 1.16 2.49 2.70 90 3.25 2.0
1973 PIT MLB 28 28 192.0 12 14 0 176 55 122 7 .257 100 8.2 2.6 0.3 5.7 61% .276 .231 1.20 2.71 3.05 83 3.44 3.1
1974 PIT MLB 26 26 176.7 12 9 0 163 41 91 13 .260 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 4.6 54% .259 .244 1.15 3.33 3.16 90 3.33 3.0
1975 PIT MLB 27 24 140.0 8 9 0 163 43 69 9 .257 97 10.5 2.8 0.6 4.4 52% .310 .277 1.47 3.45 3.79 97 4.05 1.3
1976 NYA MLB 32 32 211.7 17 8 0 195 76 65 14 .258 94 8.3 3.2 0.6 2.8 59% .249 .259 1.28 4.00 3.19 115 4.56 -0.0
1977 NYA 0 3 3 19.7 1 1 0 18 8 5 1 .262 102 8.2 3.7 0.5 2.3 54% .239 .258 1.32 4.11 1.83 0 0.00 0.0
1977 OAK 0 7 7 26.0 1 5 0 35 14 11 5 .257 100 12.1 4.8 1.7 3.8 55% .309 .342 1.88 6.13 9.69 0 0.00 0.0
1977 TEX 0 23 22 167.3 10 6 1 158 42 90 13 .262 97 8.5 2.3 0.7 4.8 61% .269 .242 1.20 3.43 2.90 0 0.00 0.0
1978 TEX MLB 22 22 141.3 9 7 0 131 46 45 15 .261 98 8.3 2.9 1.0 2.9 60% .240 .262 1.25 4.31 4.20 109 4.06 1.1
1979 NYN 0 17 14 85.0 3 7 0 110 34 41 9 .257 95 11.6 3.6 1.0 4.3 60% .330 .304 1.69 4.34 6.04 0 0.00 0.0
1979 PIT 0 3 1 7.0 0 0 0 9 2 1 1 .262 108 11.6 2.6 1.3 1.3 76% .320 .275 1.57 5.12 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
1979 TEX 0 10 9 46.7 1 5 0 64 16 10 5 .267 101 12.3 3.1 1.0 1.9 69% .321 .293 1.71 4.76 5.98 0 0.00 0.0
1977 TOT MLB 33 32 213.0 12 12 1 211 64 106 19 .261 98 8.9 2.7 0.8 4.5 60% .271 .258 1.29 3.82 3.63 95 4.11 2.5
1979 TOT MLB 30 24 138.7 4 12 0 183 52 52 15 .261 98 11.9 3.4 1.0 3.4 64% .326 .299 1.69 4.52 5.84 104 5.20 -0.1
CareerMLB3453172128.0138119120676741136140.260988.72.90.64.859%.276.2541.293.433.46964.0516.9

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1968 PIT MLB 26 10 104.3 6 5 0 82 38 52 4 .257 95 7.1 3.3 0.3 4.5 64% .228 .230 1.15 3.17 2.50
1969 PIT MLB 35 33 218.7 11 17 0 206 76 173 14 .257 100 8.5 3.1 0.6 7.1 70% .295 .256 1.29 3.00 3.58
1970 PIT MLB 30 30 201.7 13 10 0 194 87 128 9 .264 98 8.7 3.9 0.4 5.7 63% .295 .252 1.39 3.60 3.21
1971 PIT MLB 31 31 226.7 19 9 0 207 63 137 15 .259 97 8.2 2.5 0.6 5.4 54% .264 .247 1.19 3.05 3.06
1972 PIT MLB 25 25 163.3 15 7 0 156 33 96 6 .265 97 8.6 1.8 0.3 5.3 54% .286 .238 1.16 2.49 2.70
1973 PIT MLB 28 28 192.0 12 14 0 176 55 122 7 .257 100 8.2 2.6 0.3 5.7 61% .276 .231 1.20 2.71 3.05
1974 PIT MLB 26 26 176.7 12 9 0 163 41 91 13 .260 100 8.3 2.1 0.7 4.6 54% .259 .244 1.15 3.33 3.16
1975 PIT MLB 27 24 140.0 8 9 0 163 43 69 9 .257 97 10.5 2.8 0.6 4.4 52% .310 .277 1.47 3.45 3.79
1976 NYA MLB 32 32 211.7 17 8 0 195 76 65 14 .258 94 8.3 3.2 0.6 2.8 59% .249 .259 1.28 4.00 3.19
1977 NYA MLB 3 3 19.7 1 1 0 18 8 5 1 .262 102 8.2 3.7 0.5 2.3 54% .239 .258 1.32 4.11 1.83
1977 OAK MLB 7 7 26.0 1 5 0 35 14 11 5 .257 100 12.1 4.8 1.7 3.8 55% .309 .342 1.88 6.13 9.69
1977 TEX MLB 23 22 167.3 10 6 1 158 42 90 13 .262 97 8.5 2.3 0.7 4.8 61% .269 .242 1.20 3.43 2.90
1978 TEX MLB 22 22 141.3 9 7 0 131 46 45 15 .261 98 8.3 2.9 1.0 2.9 60% .240 .262 1.25 4.31 4.20
1979 NYN MLB 17 14 85.0 3 7 0 110 34 41 9 .257 95 11.6 3.6 1.0 4.3 60% .330 .304 1.69 4.34 6.04
1979 PIT MLB 3 1 7.0 0 0 0 9 2 1 1 .262 108 11.6 2.6 1.3 1.3 76% .320 .275 1.57 5.12 2.57
1979 TEX MLB 10 9 46.7 1 5 0 64 16 10 5 .267 101 12.3 3.1 1.0 1.9 69% .321 .293 1.71 4.76 5.98

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1970-08-11 1970-09-17 37 32 Right Elbow Strain - -

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BP Articles

Dock Ellis is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: One Entire Season Of Baseball From the 1970sRob Mains2016-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaisy Cutter: Castillo Playing Well for ArizonaSahadev Sharma2015-09-10
BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/30Sam Miller2014-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing MonthDaniel Rathman2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
The Lineup Card: 10 Memories of Hall of Fame CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: Why Do We Fear The Beard?Ian Miller2012-12-11
Wezen-Ball: The SPBA's Short LifeLarry Granillo2012-11-28
The Lineup Card: 9 Off-Season Moves That Excited Us Most as KidsBaseball Prospectus2012-11-28
Baseball ProGUESTus: No No-No, No CryCraig Glaser2012-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Prince and the Pauper NumbersJohn Perrotto2012-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Do We Care About Characters?Adam Sobsey2012-03-07
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Baseball Songs that are NOT by The Baseball ProjectBaseball Prospectus2011-08-03
Prospectus Perspective: Baseball and Christmas LootChristina Kahrl2010-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Best Rookie Pitching Duos of These Modern TimesJim Baker2006-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Infinity EditionSteven Goldman2005-04-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Have you heard the Todd Snider song on Dock Ellis? I suppose PEDs can theoretically come in many different varieties.
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
I haven't and I've meant to, but this is a point I've been trying to make about PEDs when I say, Joe DiMaggio calmed his nerves during his '41 hitting streak by chain smoking in the dugout tunnel. Yes, he was taking a drug, nicotine. And readers go, "ARE YOU KIDDING, COMPARING CIGARETTES TO STEROIDS?" and miss the point. I'm not saying that nicotine can help you get a hit or a home run, though I would argue it probably did in DiMaggio's case. Rather, I am arguing in the specific case that taking a drug to help you stay on the field is cheating, when there are ALL kinds of drugs, be they PEDs or aspirin or antibiotics. We just choose which ones are in and which are out. That was the whole point of this week's You Could Look It Up. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourSticking with music, I'll take Sonic Youth over Randy Newman any day. Regarding music-meets-baseball, the old SF Seals (one of Barabara Manning's old bands)CD, "Baseball Trilogy" is a great record. The song "Dock Ellis" is killer. Barbara, by the way, is a big Giants fan. (David Laurila)