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Tommy John
Thomas Edward John Jr.

Bats Right, Throws Left
Height 6' 3", Weight 185 lb.
Debut September 6, 1963
Born May 22, 1943 in Terre Haute, IN

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1963 20 CLE AL   0   2   6   3   0   0  0   20.3   23    5   1    6    9  2.21  3.63  164
 1964 21 CLE AL   2   9  25  14   2   1  0   94.3   97   41  10   35   65  3.91  3.59   92
 1965 22 CHW AL  14   7  39  27   6   1  3  183.7  162   63  12   58  126  3.09  3.18  103
 1966 23 CHW AL  14  11  34  33  10   5  0  223.0  195   65  13   57  138  2.62  3.16  120
 1967 24 CHW AL  10  13  31  29   9   6  0  178.3  143   49  12   47  110  2.47  3.10  125
 1968 25 CHW AL  10   5  25  25   5   1  0  177.3  135   39  10   49  117  1.98  3.04  154
 1969 26 CHW AL   9  11  33  33   6   2  0  232.3  230   84  16   90  128  3.25  3.88  119
 1970 27 CHW AL  12  17  37  37  10   3  0  269.3  253   98  19  101  138  3.27  3.90  119
 1971 28 CHW AL  13  16  38  35  10   3  0  229.3  244   92  17   58  131  3.61  3.61  100
 1972 29 LAD NL  11   5  29  29   4   1  0  186.7  172   60  14   40  117  2.89  3.35  116
 1973 30 LAD NL  16   7  36  31   4   2  0  218.0  202   75  16   50  116  3.10  3.45  111
 1974 31 LAD NL  13   3  22  22   5   3  0  153.0  133   44   4   42   78  2.59  3.41  132
 1976 33 LAD NL  10  10  31  31   6   2  0  207.0  207   71   7   61   91  3.09  3.40  110
 1977 34 LAD NL  20   7  31  31  11   3  0  220.3  225   68  12   50  123  2.78  3.84  138
 1978 35 LAD NL  17  10  33  30   7   0  1  213.0  230   78  11   53  124  3.30  3.51  106
 1979 36 NYY AL  21   9  37  36  17   3  0  276.3  268   91   9   65  111  2.96  4.10  138
 1980 37 NYY AL  22   9  36  36  16   6  0  265.3  270  101  13   56   78  3.43  3.92  114
 1981 38 NYY AL   9   8  20  20   7   0  0  140.3  135   41  10   39   50  2.63  3.59  137
 1982 39 NYY AL  10  10  30  26   9   2  0  186.7  190   76  11   34   54  3.66  4.00  109
         CAL AL   4   2   7   7   1   0  0   35.0   49   15   4    5   14  3.86  4.09  106
         TOT AL  14  12  37  33  10   2  0  221.7  239   91  15   39   68  3.69  4.02  109
 1983 40 CAL AL  11  13  34  34   9   0  0  234.7  287  113  20   49   65  4.33  4.03   93
 1984 41 CAL AL   7  13  32  29   4   1  0  181.3  223   91  15   56   47  4.52  3.96   88
 1985 42 CAL AL   2   4  12   6   0   0  0   38.3   51   20   3   15   17  4.70  4.11   88
         OAK AL   2   6  11  11   0   0  0   48.0   66   33   6   13    8  6.19  3.86   62
         TOT AL   4  10  23  17   0   0  0   86.3  117   53   9   28   25  5.52  3.97   72
 1986 43 NYY AL   5   3  13  10   1   0  0   70.7   73   23   8   15   28  2.93  4.10  140
 1987 44 NYY AL  13   6  33  33   3   1  0  187.7  212   84  12   47   63  4.03  4.38  109
 1988 45 NYY AL   9   8  35  32   0   0  0  176.3  221   88  11   46   81  4.49  3.94   88
 1989 46 NYY AL   2   7  10  10   0   0  0   63.7   87   41   6   22   18  5.80  3.89   67
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 26 Yr WL% .555 288 231 760 700 162  46  4 4710.3 4783 1749 302 1259 2245  3.34  3.69  111
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg    13  10  35  32   7   2  0  219.4  222   81  14   58  104  3.34  3.69  111
 Career High     22  17  39  37  17   6  3  276.3  287  113  20  101  138  1.98  4.38  154
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
                 W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERA *ERA+

* 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 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1963 20 CLE AL   6    6    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   2  .000  .000  .000    0   0   0   0   0   1
 1964 21 CLE AL  25   24    3    5   0  0   0    1   0  0   0   7  .208  .208  .208    5   3   0   0   0   1
 1965 22 CHW AL  39   59    4   10   1  0   1    2   0  0   3  22  .169  .210  .237   14   6   0   0   0   1
 1966 23 CHW AL  34   69    6   10   1  0   2    8   0  0   3  21  .145  .181  .246   17   4   0   0   0   1
 1967 24 CHW AL  31   51    0    8   0  0   0    2   0  0   1  12  .157  .170  .157    8   5   1   0   0   0
 1968 25 CHW AL  25   62    3   12   1  0   1    9   0  0   0  15  .194  .194  .258   16   5   0   0   0   0
 1969 26 CHW AL  33   79    6    9   2  0   0    1   0  0   7  27  .114  .184  .139   11   1   1   0   0   1
 1970 27 CHW AL  38   84    4   17   1  0   0    5   0  0   2  17  .202  .230  .214   18   9   0   0   1   3
 1971 28 CHW AL  38   69    3   10   0  0   0    2   0  0   3  14  .145  .181  .145   10   9   0   0   0   0
 1972 29 LAD NL  29   63    3   10   0  0   0    2   0  0   0  10  .159  .159  .159   10   7   0   0   0   3
 1973 30 LAD NL  36   74    3   15   1  0   0    7   0  0   4  17  .203  .244  .216   16   7   0   0   0   3
 1974 31 LAD NL  22   51    0    6   2  0   0    2   0  0   2  10  .118  .151  .157    8   9   0   0   0   1
 1976 33 LAD NL  31   64    3    7   1  0   0    3   0  0   2  10  .109  .136  .125    8  10   0   0   0   4
 1977 34 LAD NL  31   79    3   14   1  0   1    4   0  0   3  14  .177  .205  .228   18   6   1   0   0   0
 1978 35 LAD NL  33   66    2    8   2  0   0    6   0  0   3  13  .121  .159  .152   10  12   0   0   0   1
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 26 Seasons     761  900   43  141  13  0   5   54   0  0  33 211  .157  .187  .188  169  93   3   0   1  20
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        192    9   30   3  0   1   11   0  0   7  45  .157  .187  .188   36  20   1   0   0   4
 Career High     39   84    6   17   2  0   2    9   0  0   7  27                     18  12   1   0   1   4
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 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 

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1963 20 CLE AL    6    7    0                     | .000  .250| .000  .317| .000  .400| .000  .717| -100         0%
 1964 21 CLE AL   27   23    1                     | .208  .254| .208  .321| .208  .396| .417  .717|  18         0%
 1965 22 CHW AL   68   56    2                     | .169  .244| .210  .313| .237  .373| .447  .686|  31         0%
 1966 23 CHW AL   76   64    3                     | .145  .241| .181  .306| .246  .371| .427  .677|  25         0%
 1967 24 CHW AL   58   49    1                     | .157  .239| .170  .308| .157  .359| .327  .666|  -1         0%
 1968 25 CHW AL   67   55    3                     | .194  .239| .194  .308| .258  .353| .452  .661|  36         0%
 1969 26 CHW AL   88   73    2                     | .114  .259| .184  .338| .139  .392| .323  .730| -10         0%
 1970 27 CHW AL   96   79    4                     | .202  .263| .230  .338| .214  .400| .444  .738|  22         0%
 1971 28 CHW AL   81   68    1                     | .145  .258| .181  .331| .145  .384| .325  .715|  -8         0%
 1972 29 LAD NL   70   63    1                     | .159  .254| .159  .322| .159  .376| .317  .698|  -9         0%
 1973 30 LAD NL   85   69    3                     | .203  .258| .244  .326| .216  .384| .460  .709|  31         0%
 1974 31 LAD NL   62   55    1                     | .118  .257| .151  .328| .157  .373| .308  .701| -12         0%
 1976 33 LAD NL   76   71    1                     | .109  .261| .136  .326| .125  .370| .261  .696| -24         0%
 1977 34 LAD NL   89   72    3                     | .177  .270| .205  .337| .228  .410| .433  .747|  16         0%
 1978 35 LAD NL   81   71    1                     | .121  .262| .159  .330| .152  .385| .311  .715| -12         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 26 Seasons     1030  875   31                     | .157  .255| .187  .325| .188  .382| .375  .706|   7         0%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn  
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 1963 20 CLE AL   P*   6      1    3    0    0 1.000  .955  1.77  2.00   3   20.3
 1964 21 CLE AL   P*  25      5   16    0    2 1.000  .957  2.00  1.90  14   94.3
 1965 22 CHW AL   P*  39      4   51    5    3  .917  .951  2.69  2.04  27  183.7
 1966 23 CHW AL   P*  34      8   47    5    0  .917  .952  2.22  1.99  33  223.0
 1967 24 CHW AL   P*  31     17   55    2    4  .973  .957  3.63  1.96  29  178.3
 1968 25 CHW AL   P*  25     10   54    1    6  .985  .957  3.25  1.89  25  177.3
 1969 26 CHW AL   P*  33     16   66    0    4 1.000  .951  3.18  1.88  33  232.3
 1970 27 CHW AL   P*  37     15   65    8    3  .909  .951  2.67  1.86  37  269.3
 1971 28 CHW AL   P*  38      9   34    3    2  .935  .958  1.69  1.98  35  229.3
 1972 29 LAD NL   P*  29     11   45    0    3 1.000  .950  2.70  1.78  29  186.7
 1973 30 LAD NL   P*  36     15   64    1    6  .987  .950  3.26  1.88  31  218.0
 1974 31 LAD NL   P*  22      3   36    1    3  .975  .944  2.29  1.88  22  153.0
 1976 33 LAD NL   P*  31      3   33    1    2  .973  .950  1.57  1.88  31  207.0
 1977 34 LAD NL   P*  31      6   47    1    5  .981  .950  2.17  1.85  31  220.3
 1978 35 LAD NL   P*  33      8   45    3    1  .946  .951  2.24  1.91  30  213.0
 1979 36 NYY AL   P*  37     15   51    3    5  .957  .949  2.15  1.92  36  276.3
 1980 37 NYY AL   P*  36     16   46    1    4  .984  .957  2.10  1.85  36  265.3
 1981 38 NYY AL   P*  20     11   27    0    2 1.000  .963  2.44  1.98  20  140.3
 1982 39 NYY AL   P*  30      8   40    2    1  .960  .958  2.31  1.80  26  186.7
         CAL AL   P*   7      2    8    0    0 1.000  .958  2.57  1.80   7   35.0
         TOT AL   P*  37     10   48    2    1  .967  .959  2.35  1.80  33  221.7
 1983 40 CAL AL   P*  34     16   39    0    4 1.000  .958  2.11  1.80  34  234.7
 1984 41 CAL AL   P*  32     15   27    0    2 1.000  .958  2.08  1.79  29  181.3
 1985 42 CAL AL   P*  12      4    9    0    2 1.000  .953  3.05  1.86   6   38.3
         OAK AL   P*  11      4   13    0    0 1.000  .953  3.19  1.86  11   48.0
         TOT AL   P*  23      8   22    0    2 1.000  .952  3.13  1.86  17   86.3
 1986 43 NYY AL   P*  13      4   15    3    2  .864  .957  2.42  1.83  10   70.7
 1987 44 NYY AL   P*  33      4   31    5    1  .875  .955  1.68  1.84  33  187.7
 1988 45 NYY AL   P*  35      4   40    4    2  .917  .961  2.25  1.78  32  176.3
 1989 46 NYY AL   P*  10      3   21    0    0 1.000  .960  3.39  1.86  10   63.7
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Position Total   P* 760    237 1028   49   69  .963  .954  2.42  1.88 700 4710.1
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Overall Total       760    237 1028   49   69  .963  .954  1.66  1.30

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
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1977 NLCS  LAD PHI   W    2   0.66  1-0   0  1  13.7  11   1   5  11
      WS    LAD NYY   L    1   6.00  0-1   0  0   6.0   9   4   3   7
 1978 NLCS  LAD PHI   W    1   0.00  1-0   0  1   9.0   4   0   2   4
      WS    LAD NYY   L    2   3.07  1-0   0  0  14.7  14   5   4   6
 1980 ALCS  NYY KCR   L    1   2.70  0-0   0  0   6.7   8   2   1   3
 1981 ALDS  NYY MIL   W    1   6.43  0-1   0  0   7.0   8   5   2   0
      ALCS  NYY OAK   W    1   1.50  1-0   0  0   6.0   6   1   1   3
      WS    NYY LAD   L    3   0.69  1-0   0  0  13.0  11   1   0   8
 1982 ALCS  CAL MIL   L    2   5.11  1-1   0  1  12.3  11   7   6   6
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
  3 World Series     0-3   6   2.67  2-1   0  0  33.7  34  10   7  21
  9 Postseason Ser   4-5  14   2.65  6-3   0  3  88.3  82  26  24  48
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1977 NLCS  LAD PHI   W    2   5  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  .200  .200  .200  0
      WS    LAD NYY   L    1   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
 1978 NLCS  LAD PHI   W    1   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
      WS    LAD NYY   L    2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1980 ALCS  NYY KCR   L    1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1981 ALDS  NYY MIL   W    1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
      ALCS  NYY OAK   W    1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
      WS    NYY LAD   L    3   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1982 ALCS  CAL MIL   L    2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  3 World Series     0-3   6   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
  9 Postseason Ser   4-5  14  12  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  4  .083  .083  .083  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

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

All-Star
1968
1978
1979
1980
Top 10 CYA
1977-NL-2
1978-NL-8
1979-AL-2
1980-AL-4
Sac. Hits
1970-9-10
ERA
1966-2.62-5
1967-2.47-4
1968-1.98-5
1977-2.78-5
1979-2.96-2
1981-2.63-4
Wins
1966-14-6
1973-16-7
1977-20-3
1978-17-7
1979-21-2
1980-22-2
Car-288-22
Won-Loss %
1965-.667-7
1968-.667-7
1972-.688-5
1973-.696-4
1974-.813-1
1977-.741-4
1978-.630-10
1979-.700-7
1980-.710-7
1987-.684-6
(BB + H)/9IP
1967-9.59-4
1968-9.34-6
1972-10.22-10
1973-10.40-8
1979-10.85-7
Hits Allowed/9IP
1967-7.22-6
1968-6.85-6
Base on Balls/9IP
1966-2.30-8
1967-2.37-9
1971-2.28-9
1972-1.93-6
1973-2.06-7
1977-2.04-2
1978-2.24-7
1979-2.12-5
1980-1.90-3
1982-1.58-1
1983-1.88-3
1987-2.25-7
Games
Car-760-30
Innings
1966-223.0-10
1970-269.3-8
1979-276.3-2
1980-265.3-5
Car-4710.3-18
Strikeouts
Car-2245-41
Games Started
1966-33-9
1979-36-4
1980-36-4
1983-34-9
Car-700-6
Comp. Games
1966-10-9
1977-11-6
1979-17-2
1980-16-4
Shutouts
1966-5-1
1967-6-1
1970-3-6
1974-3-8
1977-3-4
1979-3-6
1980-6-1
Car-46-26
Home Runs Allow.
Car-302-29
Base On Balls Allow.
1970-101-4
Car-1259-37
Hits Allowed
1969-230-9
1970-253-7
1978-230-8
1979-268-3
1980-270-6
1983-287-1
Car-4783-10
Losses
1970-17-3
1971-16-7
Car-231-19
Adjusted ERA+
1966-120-7
1967-125-7
1968-154-4
1970-119-10
1977-138-6
1979-138-3
1981-137-4
       

Black Ink: Pitching - 8 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 137 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 44.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 100.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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  15. Joe Niekro (987)
  16. Joe Niekro (987)
  17. Joe Niekro (988)
  18. Dutch Leonard (970)
  19. Kaiser Wilhelm (950)
  20. Kaiser Wilhelm (949)


* - Signifies Hall of Famer


Salaries
1985 Oakland $600,000
1986 Califrna $440,000
1986 NewYorkY $60,000
1987 NewYorkY $350,000
1988 NewYorkY $375,000


Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.

 

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