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Portrait of Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt Wilhelm PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
21 1070 2254.3 143 122 227 2.52 0
Birth Date7-26-1922
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age95 years, 6 months, 27 days
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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
1952 NY1 MLB 71 0 159.3 15 3 11 127 57 108 12 .267 98 7.2 3.2 0.7 6.1 49% .252 .243 1.15 3.21 2.43 75 3.08 73.4 2.7
1953 NY1 MLB 68 0 145.0 7 8 15 127 77 71 13 .272 102 7.9 4.8 0.8 4.4 50% .246 .262 1.41 4.48 3.04 101 4.33 93.0 1.2
1954 NY1 MLB 57 0 111.3 12 4 7 77 52 64 5 .265 100 6.2 4.2 0.4 5.2 55% .212 .209 1.16 3.39 2.10 83 2.92 66.4 2.4
1955 NY1 MLB 59 0 103.0 4 1 0 104 40 71 10 .261 101 9.1 3.5 0.9 6.2 49% .293 .262 1.40 3.41 3.93 85 4.60 101.6 0.3
1956 NY1 MLB 64 0 89.3 4 9 8 97 43 71 7 .256 99 9.8 4.3 0.7 7.2 52% .322 .266 1.57 3.17 3.83 85 4.20 93.5 0.7
1957 CLE 0 2 0 3.7 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 .273 94 4.9 2.5 2.5 0.0 60% .167 .188 0.82 7.58 2.45 103 4.30 100.3 0.0
1957 SLN 0 40 0 55.0 1 4 11 52 21 29 7 .262 103 8.5 3.4 1.1 4.7 55% .263 .256 1.33 4.42 4.25 102 3.71 86.7 0.6
1958 BAL 0 9 4 40.7 1 3 0 25 10 35 2 .271 96 5.5 2.2 0.4 7.7 45% .215 .173 0.86 2.17 1.99 73 2.45 56.6 1.2
1958 CLE 0 30 6 90.3 2 7 5 70 35 57 4 .255 103 7.0 3.5 0.4 5.7 53% .241 .222 1.16 2.95 2.49 72 2.25 52.2 2.9
1959 BAL MLB 32 27 226.0 15 11 0 178 77 139 13 .261 94 7.1 3.1 0.5 5.5 59% .248 .222 1.13 3.14 2.19 82 2.69 60.8 6.6
1960 BAL MLB 41 11 147.0 11 8 7 125 39 107 13 .262 95 7.7 2.4 0.8 6.6 55% .253 .234 1.12 2.91 3.31 72 2.50 57.9 4.3
1961 BAL MLB 51 1 109.7 9 7 18 89 41 87 5 .260 96 7.3 3.4 0.4 7.1 60% .263 .220 1.19 2.74 2.30 70 2.53 55.4 3.4
1962 BAL MLB 52 0 93.0 7 10 15 64 34 90 5 .259 95 6.2 3.3 0.5 8.7 59% .245 .208 1.05 2.47 1.94 62 2.29 50.9 2.8
1963 CHA MLB 55 3 136.3 5 8 21 106 30 111 8 .266 96 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.3 57% .251 .229 1.00 2.34 2.64 72 2.32 58.8 3.6
1964 CHA MLB 73 0 131.3 12 9 27 94 30 95 7 .263 96 6.4 2.1 0.5 6.5 51% .231 .207 0.94 2.44 1.99 81 2.54 62.6 3.1
1965 CHA MLB 66 0 144.0 7 7 20 88 32 106 11 .266 94 5.5 2.0 0.7 6.6 53% .194 .194 0.83 2.63 1.81 75 2.88 72.0 2.6
1966 CHA MLB 46 0 81.3 5 2 6 50 17 61 6 .256 92 5.5 1.9 0.7 6.8 52% .197 .196 0.82 2.56 1.66 84 3.19 79.7 1.2
1967 CHA MLB 49 0 89.0 8 3 12 58 34 76 2 .255 91 5.9 3.4 0.2 7.7 52% .230 .217 1.03 2.28 1.31 90 3.77 100.0 0.4
1968 CHA MLB 72 0 93.7 4 4 12 69 24 72 4 .257 91 6.6 2.3 0.4 6.9 53% .243 .221 0.99 2.07 1.73 83 3.41 99.8 0.5
1969 ATL 0 8 0 12.3 2 0 4 5 4 14 0 .267 101 3.6 2.9 0.0 10.2 70% .179 .182 0.73 1.60 0.73 67 2.13 52.2 0.4
1969 CAL 0 44 0 65.7 5 7 10 45 18 53 4 .264 93 6.2 2.5 0.5 7.3 60% .229 .208 0.96 2.49 2.47 67 1.99 48.7 2.0
1970 ATL 0 50 0 78.3 6 4 13 69 39 67 7 .271 100 7.9 4.5 0.8 7.7 55% .277 .243 1.38 3.83 3.10 91 4.52 103.7 0.2
1970 CHN 0 3 0 3.7 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 .267 97 9.8 7.4 2.5 2.5 36% .231 .357 1.91 8.30 9.82 94 2.38 54.6 0.1
1971 ATL 0 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 .258 95 23.1 3.9 7.7 3.9 80% .444 .582 3.00 14.11 15.43 89 4.24 108.7 0.0
1971 LAN 0 9 0 17.7 0 1 3 6 4 15 1 .263 93 3.1 2.0 0.5 7.6 50% .128 .137 0.57 2.26 1.02 89 3.01 77.1 0.3
1972 LAN MLB 16 0 25.3 0 1 1 20 15 9 0 .262 96 7.1 5.3 0.0 3.2 53% .227 .252 1.38 3.59 4.62 129 4.58 124.3 -0.2
1957 TOT MLB 42 0 58.7 2 4 12 54 22 29 8 .262 102 8.3 3.4 1.2 4.4 55% .260 .254 1.30 4.62 4.14 102 3.75 87.5 0.6
1958 TOT MLB 39 10 131.0 3 10 5 95 45 92 6 .260 101 6.5 3.1 0.4 6.3 51% .234 .208 1.07 2.71 2.34 73 2.31 53.6 4.1
1969 TOT MLB 52 0 78.0 7 7 14 50 22 67 4 .264 94 5.8 2.5 0.5 7.7 61% .222 .204 0.92 2.35 2.19 67 2.01 49.2 2.4
1970 TOT MLB 53 0 82.0 6 5 13 73 42 68 8 .271 100 8.0 4.6 0.9 7.5 54% .274 .249 1.40 4.03 3.40 91 4.43 101.5 0.3
1971 TOT MLB 12 0 20.0 0 1 3 12 5 16 3 .262 93 5.4 2.2 1.3 7.2 54% .188 .217 0.85 3.64 2.70 89 3.15 80.8 0.3
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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-
1952 NY1 MLB 71 0 159.3 15 3 11 127 57 108 12 .267 98 7.2 3.2 0.7 6.1 49% .252 .243 1.15 3.21 2.43 75 3.08 73.4
1953 NY1 MLB 68 0 145.0 7 8 15 127 77 71 13 .272 102 7.9 4.8 0.8 4.4 50% .246 .262 1.41 4.48 3.04 101 4.33 93.0
1954 NY1 MLB 57 0 111.3 12 4 7 77 52 64 5 .265 100 6.2 4.2 0.4 5.2 55% .212 .209 1.16 3.39 2.10 83 2.92 66.4
1955 NY1 MLB 59 0 103.0 4 1 0 104 40 71 10 .261 101 9.1 3.5 0.9 6.2 49% .293 .262 1.40 3.41 3.93 85 4.60 101.6
1956 NY1 MLB 64 0 89.3 4 9 8 97 43 71 7 .256 99 9.8 4.3 0.7 7.2 52% .322 .266 1.57 3.17 3.83 85 4.20 93.5
1957 CLE MLB 2 0 3.7 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 .273 94 4.9 2.5 2.5 0.0 60% .167 .188 0.82 7.58 2.45 103 4.30 100.3
1957 SLN MLB 40 0 55.0 1 4 11 52 21 29 7 .262 103 8.5 3.4 1.1 4.7 55% .263 .256 1.33 4.42 4.25 102 3.71 86.7
1958 BAL MLB 9 4 40.7 1 3 0 25 10 35 2 .271 96 5.5 2.2 0.4 7.7 45% .215 .173 0.86 2.17 1.99 73 2.45 56.6
1958 CLE MLB 30 6 90.3 2 7 5 70 35 57 4 .255 103 7.0 3.5 0.4 5.7 53% .241 .222 1.16 2.95 2.49 72 2.25 52.2
1959 BAL MLB 32 27 226.0 15 11 0 178 77 139 13 .261 94 7.1 3.1 0.5 5.5 59% .248 .222 1.13 3.14 2.19 82 2.69 60.8
1960 BAL MLB 41 11 147.0 11 8 7 125 39 107 13 .262 95 7.7 2.4 0.8 6.6 55% .253 .234 1.12 2.91 3.31 72 2.50 57.9
1961 BAL MLB 51 1 109.7 9 7 18 89 41 87 5 .260 96 7.3 3.4 0.4 7.1 60% .263 .220 1.19 2.74 2.30 70 2.53 55.4
1962 BAL MLB 52 0 93.0 7 10 15 64 34 90 5 .259 95 6.2 3.3 0.5 8.7 59% .245 .208 1.05 2.47 1.94 62 2.29 50.9
1963 CHA MLB 55 3 136.3 5 8 21 106 30 111 8 .266 96 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.3 57% .251 .229 1.00 2.34 2.64 72 2.32 58.8
1964 CHA MLB 73 0 131.3 12 9 27 94 30 95 7 .263 96 6.4 2.1 0.5 6.5 51% .231 .207 0.94 2.44 1.99 81 2.54 62.6
1965 CHA MLB 66 0 144.0 7 7 20 88 32 106 11 .266 94 5.5 2.0 0.7 6.6 53% .194 .194 0.83 2.63 1.81 75 2.88 72.0
1966 CHA MLB 46 0 81.3 5 2 6 50 17 61 6 .256 92 5.5 1.9 0.7 6.8 52% .197 .196 0.82 2.56 1.66 84 3.19 79.7
1967 CHA MLB 49 0 89.0 8 3 12 58 34 76 2 .255 91 5.9 3.4 0.2 7.7 52% .230 .217 1.03 2.28 1.31 90 3.77 100.0
1968 CHA MLB 72 0 93.7 4 4 12 69 24 72 4 .257 91 6.6 2.3 0.4 6.9 53% .243 .221 0.99 2.07 1.73 83 3.41 99.8
1969 ATL MLB 8 0 12.3 2 0 4 5 4 14 0 .267 101 3.6 2.9 0.0 10.2 70% .179 .182 0.73 1.60 0.73 67 2.13 52.2
1969 CAL MLB 44 0 65.7 5 7 10 45 18 53 4 .264 93 6.2 2.5 0.5 7.3 60% .229 .208 0.96 2.49 2.47 67 1.99 48.7
1970 ATL MLB 50 0 78.3 6 4 13 69 39 67 7 .271 100 7.9 4.5 0.8 7.7 55% .277 .243 1.38 3.83 3.10 91 4.52 103.7
1970 CHN MLB 3 0 3.7 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 .267 97 9.8 7.4 2.5 2.5 36% .231 .357 1.91 8.30 9.82 94 2.38 54.6
1971 ATL MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 .258 95 23.1 3.9 7.7 3.9 80% .444 .582 3.00 14.11 15.43 89 4.24 108.7
1971 LAN MLB 9 0 17.7 0 1 3 6 4 15 1 .263 93 3.1 2.0 0.5 7.6 50% .128 .137 0.57 2.26 1.02 89 3.01 77.1
1972 LAN MLB 16 0 25.3 0 1 1 20 15 9 0 .262 96 7.1 5.3 0.0 3.2 53% .227 .252 1.38 3.59 4.62 129 4.58 124.3

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

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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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