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Portrait of Warren Spahn

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
21 750 5243.7 363 245 29 3.09
Birth Date4-23-1921
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Age97 years, 2 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 DRA- WARP
1942 BSN MLB 4 2 15.7 0 0 0 25 11 7 0 .000 14.4 6.3 0.0 4.0 0% .410 .000 2.30 3.50 5.74 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 BSN MLB 24 16 125.7 8 5 1 107 36 67 6 .000 7.7 2.6 0.4 4.8 0% .250 .000 1.14 2.76 2.94 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 BSN MLB 40 35 289.7 21 10 3 245 84 123 15 .000 7.6 2.6 0.5 3.8 0% .242 .000 1.14 3.27 2.33 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 BSN MLB 36 35 257.0 15 12 1 237 77 114 19 .000 8.3 2.7 0.7 4.0 0% .256 .000 1.22 3.55 3.71 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 BSN MLB 38 38 302.3 21 14 0 283 86 151 27 .000 8.4 2.6 0.8 4.5 0% .258 .000 1.22 3.57 3.07 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 BSN MLB 41 39 293.0 21 17 1 248 111 191 22 .275 85 7.6 3.4 0.7 5.9 45% .254 .242 1.23 3.27 3.16 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1951 BSN MLB 39 36 310.7 22 14 0 278 109 164 20 .263 95 8.1 3.2 0.6 4.8 41% .259 .243 1.25 3.22 2.98 86 3.77 82.7 4.8
1952 BSN MLB 40 35 290.0 14 19 3 263 73 183 19 .264 89 8.2 2.3 0.6 5.7 45% .265 .248 1.16 2.82 2.98 72 3.90 93.0 3.0
1953 MLN MLB 35 32 265.7 23 7 3 211 70 148 14 .270 93 7.1 2.4 0.5 5.0 43% .247 .224 1.06 2.99 2.10 80 3.59 77.1 5.3
1954 MLN MLB 39 34 283.3 21 12 3 262 86 136 24 .265 93 8.3 2.7 0.8 4.3 47% .256 .246 1.23 3.48 3.14 98 5.46 124.0 -1.2
1955 MLN MLB 39 32 245.7 17 14 1 249 65 110 25 .256 93 9.1 2.4 0.9 4.0 55% .273 .259 1.28 3.55 3.26 85 5.75 127.1 -1.5
1956 MLN MLB 39 35 281.3 20 11 3 249 52 128 25 .251 94 8.0 1.7 0.8 4.1 45% .243 .223 1.07 3.07 2.78 85 3.89 86.6 4.5
1957 MLN MLB 39 35 271.0 21 11 3 241 78 111 23 .258 94 8.0 2.6 0.8 3.7 48% .243 .241 1.18 3.68 2.69 107 4.26 99.6 2.5
1958 MLN MLB 38 36 290.0 22 11 1 257 76 150 29 .263 94 8.0 2.4 0.9 4.7 54% .249 .242 1.15 3.58 3.07 91 3.85 89.2 4.4
1959 MLN MLB 40 36 292.0 21 15 0 282 70 143 21 .260 93 8.7 2.2 0.6 4.4 54% .269 .245 1.21 3.31 2.96 94 3.53 79.8 5.7
1960 MLN MLB 40 33 267.7 21 10 2 254 74 154 24 .258 94 8.5 2.5 0.8 5.2 50% .269 .249 1.23 3.54 3.50 94 4.24 98.0 2.7
1961 MLN MLB 38 34 262.7 21 13 0 236 64 115 24 .257 93 8.1 2.2 0.8 3.9 51% .247 .236 1.14 3.76 3.02 104 4.01 87.8 4.0
1962 MLN MLB 34 34 269.3 18 14 0 248 55 118 25 .260 96 8.3 1.8 0.8 3.9 49% .251 .238 1.12 3.70 3.04 101 4.16 92.7 3.6
1963 MLN MLB 33 33 259.7 23 7 0 241 49 102 23 .255 95 8.4 1.7 0.8 3.5 52% .253 .239 1.12 3.43 2.60 109 4.30 108.9 1.1
1964 MLN MLB 38 25 173.7 6 13 4 204 52 78 23 .256 102 10.6 2.7 1.2 4.0 54% .300 .297 1.47 4.51 5.29 120 6.11 150.7 -2.9
1965 NYN 0 20 19 126.0 4 12 0 140 35 56 18 .263 98 10.0 2.5 1.3 4.0 50% .282 .289 1.39 4.48 4.36 117 4.02 100.6 1.0
1965 SFN 0 16 11 71.7 3 4 0 70 21 34 8 .261 101 8.8 2.6 1.0 4.3 53% .259 .286 1.27 4.06 3.39 118 4.47 112.0 0.2
1965 TOT MLB 36 30 197.7 7 16 0 210 56 90 26 .262 99 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.1 51% .274 .288 1.35 4.33 4.01 118 4.18 104.8 1.2
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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.
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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 DRA-
1942 BSN MLB 4 2 15.7 0 0 0 25 11 7 0 .000 14.4 6.3 0.0 4.0 0% .410 .000 2.30 3.50 5.74 0 0.00 0.0
1946 BSN MLB 24 16 125.7 8 5 1 107 36 67 6 .000 7.7 2.6 0.4 4.8 0% .250 .000 1.14 2.76 2.94 0 0.00 0.0
1947 BSN MLB 40 35 289.7 21 10 3 245 84 123 15 .000 7.6 2.6 0.5 3.8 0% .242 .000 1.14 3.27 2.33 0 0.00 0.0
1948 BSN MLB 36 35 257.0 15 12 1 237 77 114 19 .000 8.3 2.7 0.7 4.0 0% .256 .000 1.22 3.55 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
1949 BSN MLB 38 38 302.3 21 14 0 283 86 151 27 .000 8.4 2.6 0.8 4.5 0% .258 .000 1.22 3.57 3.07 0 0.00 0.0
1950 BSN MLB 41 39 293.0 21 17 1 248 111 191 22 .275 85 7.6 3.4 0.7 5.9 45% .254 .242 1.23 3.27 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
1951 BSN MLB 39 36 310.7 22 14 0 278 109 164 20 .263 95 8.1 3.2 0.6 4.8 41% .259 .243 1.25 3.22 2.98 86 3.77 82.7
1952 BSN MLB 40 35 290.0 14 19 3 263 73 183 19 .264 89 8.2 2.3 0.6 5.7 45% .265 .248 1.16 2.82 2.98 72 3.90 93.0
1953 MLN MLB 35 32 265.7 23 7 3 211 70 148 14 .270 93 7.1 2.4 0.5 5.0 43% .247 .224 1.06 2.99 2.10 80 3.59 77.1
1954 MLN MLB 39 34 283.3 21 12 3 262 86 136 24 .265 93 8.3 2.7 0.8 4.3 47% .256 .246 1.23 3.48 3.14 98 5.46 124.0
1955 MLN MLB 39 32 245.7 17 14 1 249 65 110 25 .256 93 9.1 2.4 0.9 4.0 55% .273 .259 1.28 3.55 3.26 85 5.75 127.1
1956 MLN MLB 39 35 281.3 20 11 3 249 52 128 25 .251 94 8.0 1.7 0.8 4.1 45% .243 .223 1.07 3.07 2.78 85 3.89 86.6
1957 MLN MLB 39 35 271.0 21 11 3 241 78 111 23 .258 94 8.0 2.6 0.8 3.7 48% .243 .241 1.18 3.68 2.69 107 4.26 99.6
1958 MLN MLB 38 36 290.0 22 11 1 257 76 150 29 .263 94 8.0 2.4 0.9 4.7 54% .249 .242 1.15 3.58 3.07 91 3.85 89.2
1959 MLN MLB 40 36 292.0 21 15 0 282 70 143 21 .260 93 8.7 2.2 0.6 4.4 54% .269 .245 1.21 3.31 2.96 94 3.53 79.8
1960 MLN MLB 40 33 267.7 21 10 2 254 74 154 24 .258 94 8.5 2.5 0.8 5.2 50% .269 .249 1.23 3.54 3.50 94 4.24 98.0
1961 MLN MLB 38 34 262.7 21 13 0 236 64 115 24 .257 93 8.1 2.2 0.8 3.9 51% .247 .236 1.14 3.76 3.02 104 4.01 87.8
1962 MLN MLB 34 34 269.3 18 14 0 248 55 118 25 .260 96 8.3 1.8 0.8 3.9 49% .251 .238 1.12 3.70 3.04 101 4.16 92.7
1963 MLN MLB 33 33 259.7 23 7 0 241 49 102 23 .255 95 8.4 1.7 0.8 3.5 52% .253 .239 1.12 3.43 2.60 109 4.30 108.9
1964 MLN MLB 38 25 173.7 6 13 4 204 52 78 23 .256 102 10.6 2.7 1.2 4.0 54% .300 .297 1.47 4.51 5.29 120 6.11 150.7
1965 NYN MLB 20 19 126.0 4 12 0 140 35 56 18 .263 98 10.0 2.5 1.3 4.0 50% .282 .289 1.39 4.48 4.36 117 4.02 100.6
1965 SFN MLB 16 11 71.7 3 4 0 70 21 34 8 .261 101 8.8 2.6 1.0 4.3 53% .259 .286 1.27 4.06 3.39 118 4.47 112.0

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why the concern for the height of starting pitchers, like Carlos Martinez? He is bigger than many HOF starting pitchers like Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn. They were durable, even though they pitched every 4th day, and completed may of their games? Are today's pitchers soft?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I don't think it's all on height. In fact I think little of it is. I think Martinez is a starting pitcher. For a guy like Ventura, he has added weight over the last few years, but he's still a very small-statured guy without a lot of meat on that frame. Even a lot of the shorter starting pitchers that we see today who have mostly held up (Vargas, Cueto to name two of them) have bigger frames despite the height. You won't find many big-league SPs that are Ventura's size, but I still think there's a decent chance to start because everything else works so well. (Jason Cole)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)When they did the Tommy John surgery on Jaime Garcia a couple of years ago, whose left arm did they graft on, Warren Spahn's or John Tudor's? Put more prosaically, how long does this tantalizing left-handed unhittability last?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Well, Warren Spahn is dead, but I'm pretty sure arms are not part of the organ donor program. :) Garcia is going to progress to the mean at some point but I really believe he is going to be a top-shelf starter for many years to come. He's got pretty good stuff and a good idea of what to do with it. (John Perrotto)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So after the hubbub about bringing David Price up too late, does it look like perhaps the Rays brought him up a bit too soon?
(Tim from Tampa)
No, not really. I think we've forgotten that there can be a transitional period for minors players coming to the majors, regardless of how impressive they are. You wouldn't have forecast Roger Clemens for 19 Cy Youngs off of 1984, Carl Hubbell was bounced out of Detroit before clicking with the Giants, the Braves sent Warren Spahn back to the minors after his first audition, and Jim Palmer didn't post an above-average ERA+ until year three. Price's minors numbers are what they are. Now he just has to evolve one more time. It should happen, but perhaps not instantly. This same impatience is something I see daily with the Yankees and Joba, Hughes, et al. (Steven Goldman)


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