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Jim Bouton
James Alan Bouton
Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
Debut April 22, 1962
Born March 8, 1939 in Newark, NJ

 About biographical information

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1962 23 NYY AL   7   7  36  16   3   1  2  133.0  124   59   9   59   71  3.99  3.73   93
 1963 24 NYY AL  21   7  40  30  12   6  1  249.3  191   70  18   87  148  2.53  3.52  139
 1964 25 NYY AL  18  13  38  37  11   4  0  271.3  227   91  32   60  125  3.02  3.63  120
 1965 26 NYY AL   4  15  30  25   2   0  0  151.3  158   81  23   60   97  4.82  3.39   70
 1966 27 NYY AL   3   8  24  19   3   0  1  120.3  117   36  13   38   65  2.69  3.33  124
 1967 28 NYY AL   1   0  17   1   0   0  0   44.3   47   23   5   18   31  4.67  3.13   67
 1968 29 NYY AL   1   1  12   3   1   0  0   44.0   49   18   5    9   24  3.68  2.88   78
 1969 30 SEP AL   2   1  57   1   0   0  1   92.0   77   40  12   38   68  3.91  3.63   93
         HOU NL   0   2  16   1   1   0  1   30.7   32   14   1   12   32  4.11  3.55   86
         TOT      2   3  73   2   1   0  2  122.7  109   54  13   50  100  3.96  3.61   91
 1970 31 HOU NL   4   6  29   6   1   0  0   73.3   84   44   5   33   49  5.40  3.89   72
 1978 39 ATL NL   1   3   5   5   0   0  0   29.0   25   16   4   21   10  4.97  4.03   81
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 10 Yr WL% .496  62  63 304 144  34  11  6 1238.7 1131  492 127  435  720  3.57  3.54   99
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg     9   9  46  21   5   1  0  188.0  171   74  19   66  109  3.57  3.54   99
 Career High     21  15  73  37  12   6  2  271.3  227   91  32   87  148  2.53  3.89  139

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1962 23 NYY AL  38   32    0    2   0  0   0    1   0  0   3  10  .062  .139  .062    2   4   1   0   0   0
 1963 24 NYY AL  40   83    0    6   1  0   0    5   0  0   1  33  .072  .083  .084    7  11   0   0   0   1
 1964 25 NYY AL  38  100    3   13   2  0   0    7   0  0   1  44  .130  .139  .150   15   7   0   0   0   0
 1965 26 NYY AL  31   43    1    4   0  0   0    2   0  0   5  24  .093  .204  .093    4   2   0   0   1   0
 1966 27 NYY AL  24   38    1    4   0  0   0    4   0  0   1  23  .105  .128  .105    4   3   0   0   0   0
 1967 28 NYY AL  17    7    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   5  .000  .125  .000    0   1   0   0   1   0
 1968 29 NYY AL  12    7    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   4  .000  .125  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
 1969 30 SEP AL  57    9    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   7  .000  .000  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
         HOU NL  16    4    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   3  .000  .000  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
         TOT     73   13    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0  10  .000  .000  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
 1970 31 HOU NL  29   17    3    6   0  0   0    2   0  0   1   6  .353  .421  .353    6   1   0   0   1   1
 1978 39 ATL NL   5    7    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   1  .000  .125  .000    0   0   0   0   0   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 10 Seasons     307  347    8   35   3  0   0   21   0  0  14 160  .101  .142  .110   38  29   1   0   3   2
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        183    4   18   2  0   0   11   0  0   7  84  .101  .142  .110   20  15   1   0   2   1
 Career High     73  100    3   13   2  0   0    7   0  0   5  44                     15  11   1   0   1   1

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1962 23 NYY AL   40   35    0                     | .062  .259| .139  .331| .062  .403| .201  .734| -42         0%
 1963 24 NYY AL   95   89    0                     | .072  .254| .083  .320| .084  .393| .168  .713| -53         0%
 1964 25 NYY AL  108   94    2                     | .130  .258| .139  .327| .150  .401| .289  .728| -20         0%
 1965 26 NYY AL   51   41    0                     | .093  .249| .204  .318| .093  .381| .297  .700| -12         0%
 1966 27 NYY AL   42   37    0                     | .105  .245| .128  .310| .105  .376| .233  .687| -31         0%
 1967 28 NYY AL    9    8    0                     | .000  .243| .125  .312| .000  .357| .125  .670| -60         0%
 1968 29 NYY AL    8    7    0                     | .000  .229| .125  .300| .000  .343| .125  .643| -58         0%
 1969 30 SEP AL    9    9    0                     | .000  .256| .000  .333| .000  .378| .000  .711| -100         0%
         HOU NL    4    4    0                     | .000  .250| .000  .325| .000  .375| .000  .700| -100         0%
         TOT      13   13    0                     | .000  .254| .000  .331| .000  .377| .000  .708| -100         0%
 1970 31 HOU NL   20   13    2                     | .353  .265| .421  .337| .353  .400| .774  .737| 113         0%
 1978 39 ATL NL    8    7    0                     | .000  .271| .125  .350| .000  .400| .125  .750| -64         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 10 Seasons      394  344    5                     | .101  .254| .142  .323| .110  .391| .252  .714| -28         0%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn  
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 1962 23 NYY AL   P*  36      8   23    0    3 1.000  .958  2.10  2.08  16  133.0
 1963 24 NYY AL   P*  40     22   32    2    1  .964  .955  1.95  1.99  30  249.3
 1964 25 NYY AL   P*  38     31   27    5    1  .921  .957  1.92  1.90  37  271.3
 1965 26 NYY AL   P*  30     13   21    0    3 1.000  .951  2.02  2.04  25  151.3
 1966 27 NYY AL   P*  24     13   22    3    2  .921  .952  2.62  1.99  19  120.3
 1967 28 NYY AL   P*  17      1    7    0    1 1.000  .957  1.63  1.95   1   44.3
 1968 29 NYY AL   P*  12      7   11    0    1 1.000  .957  3.68  1.88   3   44.0
 1969 30 SEP AL   P*  57      8   15    1    1  .958  .951  2.25  1.88   1   92.0
         HOU NL   P*  16      2    5    0    0 1.000  .958  2.05  1.96   1   30.7
         TOT      P*  73     10   20    1    1  .968  .952  2.20  1.90   2  122.7
 1970 31 HOU NL   P*  29      4   11    3    0  .833  .951  1.84  1.85   6   73.3
 1978 39 ATL NL   P*   5      3    3    1    0  .857  .951  1.86  1.92   5   29.0
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Position Total   P* 304    112  177   15   13  .951  .954  2.10  1.96 144 1238.5
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Overall Total       304    112  177   15   13  .951  .954  0.95  0.89

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

* indicates Innings Played rather than Games Played was used in Range Factor calculations.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Pitching

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV CG   IP   H   ER  BB  SO
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1963 WS    NYY LAD   L    1   1.29  0-1   0  0   7.0   4   1   5   4
 1964 WS    NYY STL   L    2   1.56  2-0   0  1  17.3  15   3   5   7
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
  2 World Series     0-2   3   1.48  2-1   0  1  24.3  19   4  10  11
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1963 WS    NYY LAD   L    1   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
 1964 WS    NYY STL   L    2   7  0  1  0  0  0   1  0  2  .143  .143  .143  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  2 World Series     0-2   3   9  0  1  0  0  0   1  0  4  .111  .111  .111  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1963
Sac. Hits
1963-11-2
ERA
1963-2.53-4
Wins
1963-21-2
1964-18-6
Won-Loss %
1963-.750-2
(BB + H)/9IP
1963-10.03-7
1964-9.52-5
Hits Allowed/9IP
1963-6.89-2
1964-7.53-7
Base on Balls/9IP
1964-1.99-4
Games
1969-57-9
Innings
1963-249.3-7
1964-271.3-3
Games Started
1964-37-1
Comp. Games
1963-12-9
1964-11-9
Shutouts
1963-6-2
1964-4-6
Home Runs Allow.
1964-32-4
1965-23-9
Base On Balls Allow.
1963-87-5
Hits Allowed
1964-227-8
Losses
1964-13-9
1965-15-6
Adjusted ERA+
1963-139-4
1964-120-10

Black Ink: Pitching - 1 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 35 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 9.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 20.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank
Click on the Car, Act or Year to see the career, active, or league leaderboard.


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