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The 1982 Season as seen through the Prism of Player Won-Lost Records



Next in my continuing series of looking at individual seasons through the prism of Player won-lost records is the 1982 season.

The Best of 1982

I calculate Player won-lost records two ways: pWins, which tie to team wins and eWins, which control for context and the ability of one's teammates. For players with more pWins than eWins, their Player wins contributed to more team wins than one might expect; for players with more eWins than pWins, just the opposite is true: their Player wins translated into fewer team wins than expected. Or more briefly: a player with more pWins than eWins was better in context, a player with more eWins than pWins was worse in context.

The top 10 players in pWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Robin Yount25.217.74.7
6.3
1Robin Yount25.217.74.7
6.3
2Steve Carlton21.615.34.1
5.7
2Steve Carlton21.615.34.1
5.7
3Steve Rogers17.512.83.2
4.4
3Andre Dawson23.917.23.0
4.5
4Fernando Valenzuela19.315.03.1
4.5
4Fernando Valenzuela19.315.03.1
4.5
5Andre Dawson23.917.23.0
4.5
5Steve Rogers17.512.83.2
4.4
6Jim Palmer14.810.02.7
3.8
6Mike Schmidt22.516.22.6
4.1
7Mike Schmidt22.516.22.6
4.1
7Dale Murphy24.519.02.2
3.9
8Eddie Murray19.013.12.6
3.8
8Cal Ripken21.717.92.4
3.9
9Joe L. Morgan18.213.72.4
3.6
9Jim Palmer14.810.02.7
3.8
10Cal Ripken21.717.92.4
3.9
10Pedro Guerrero24.318.72.2
3.8


The top 10 players in eWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Robin Yount24.318.63.8
5.4
1Robin Yount24.318.63.8
5.4
2Steve Rogers17.213.42.7
4.0
2Fernando Valenzuela18.214.62.7
4.1
3Fernando Valenzuela18.214.62.7
4.1
3Mike Schmidt21.215.02.6
4.0
4Mike Schmidt21.215.02.6
4.0
4Steve Rogers17.213.42.7
4.0
5Gary Carter18.513.82.5
3.7
5Pedro Guerrero23.717.72.4
4.0
6Pedro Guerrero23.717.72.4
4.0
6Dale Murphy24.018.42.2
3.9
7Steve Carlton18.215.42.3
3.7
7Dwight Evans23.818.82.2
3.8
8Dale Murphy24.018.42.2
3.9
8Gary Carter18.513.82.5
3.7
9Doug DeCinces21.316.52.2
3.7
9Steve Carlton18.215.42.3
3.7
10Toby Harrah21.116.52.2
3.6
10Doug DeCinces21.316.52.2
3.7


Let's take a closer look at a few of the players at the top of these tables.

Robin Yount
The best player in 1982, as measured by Player won-lost records, was Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Robin Yount. Robin Yount's 1982 season was exceptional - .331/.379/.578, 46 doubles, 29 home runs, 129 runs scored, 114 RBI, all while playing Gold Glove shortstop. And just when it looked like my beloved Baltimore Orioles might steal a division title from the Brewers, Robin Yount went out and hit two home runs in the first three innings of the winner-take-all Game 162.

Not surprisingly, Robin Yount's season looks exceptional when measured by Player won-lost records as well. The next table shows the top 25 seasons since 1961, as measured by pWins over replacement level.

pWins over Replacement Level
Top 25 Single Seasons since 1961
Player Season pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Sandy Koufax196525.014.56.2
8.0
2Steve Carlton197225.114.96.1
7.9
3Dwight Gooden198521.311.06.1
7.6
4Barry Bonds200128.015.55.3
7.2
5Sandy Koufax196322.613.25.5
7.2
6Joe L. Morgan197225.816.05.3
7.0
7Joe L. Morgan197326.917.15.0
6.9
8Barry Bonds200225.413.25.3
6.8
9Juan Marichal196622.914.25.2
6.7
10Derek Jeter199926.217.84.9
6.7
11Barry Bonds199326.915.64.9
6.6
12Willie Mays196229.318.54.8
6.6
13Mickey Mantle196125.814.94.8
6.6
14Bob Gibson197021.713.65.0
6.5
15Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson200219.110.45.1
6.5
16Barry Bonds200423.211.65.1
6.5
17Alex Rodriguez200023.615.04.9
6.5
18Greg Maddux199516.57.55.3
6.5
19Dean Chance196419.811.74.7
6.4
20Roger Clemens199718.69.84.7
6.4
21Robin Yount198225.217.74.7
6.3
22Roger Maris196126.915.54.4
6.3
23Denny McLain196922.915.54.5
6.3
24Fergie Jenkins197124.117.34.6
6.3
25Pedro J. Martinez199916.36.55.1
6.3


The career record of Robin Yount, as measured by Player won-lost records, is presented in the next table.

Robin Yount
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1974MIL18
107
10.613.20.444-0.8
0.1
11.512.30.4840.11.0
1975MIL19
147
16.119.80.449-0.9
0.6
17.219.10.4730.01.4
1976MIL20
161
18.922.20.460-0.8
0.8
18.721.90.461-0.70.8
1977MIL21
154
17.620.60.461-0.3
1.2
18.119.00.4880.72.2
1978MIL22
127
18.316.50.5271.7
3.0
16.616.10.5081.02.2
1979MIL23
149
18.717.60.5151.5
2.9
17.819.30.4800.21.6
1980MIL24
143
21.718.00.5472.8
4.3
20.917.20.5492.84.3
1981MIL25
96
14.710.70.5792.6
3.6
13.010.90.5431.62.5
1982MIL26
156
25.217.70.5884.7
6.3
24.318.60.5673.85.4
1983MIL27
149
21.316.30.5663.0
4.4
21.717.50.5542.74.2
1984MIL28
159
20.019.30.5081.1
2.8
21.519.20.5281.93.7
1985MIL29
122
15.515.60.500-0.3
1.0
15.614.40.5200.31.5
1986MIL30
138
16.816.10.5100.2
1.4
18.016.10.5270.82.0
1987MIL31
158
20.818.00.5371.2
2.7
19.617.70.5260.72.2
1988MIL32
162
23.719.60.5461.8
3.5
20.817.40.5451.53.0
1989MIL33
160
22.018.60.5421.8
3.3
21.517.20.5562.23.6
1990MIL34
158
18.619.00.495-0.5
0.9
19.518.60.5110.21.6
1991MIL35
130
16.314.70.5260.8
2.0
14.614.90.494-0.21.0
1992MIL36
150
18.217.10.5150.4
1.7
17.017.00.500-0.21.2
1993MIL37
127
12.114.80.450-1.4
-0.3
13.013.60.489-0.40.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,853
367.2345.60.51518.5
46.1
360.9337.90.51619.246.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
17
2.53.10.447 0.02.62.50.510 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,870
369.7348.70.515
46.1
363.5340.40.516 46.6


Steve Carlton
The best pitcher in major-league baseball in 1982, as measured by pWins over either positional average or replacement level, was Philadelphia Phillies ace Steve Carlton.

The 1982 season was the last truly great season of Steve Carlton's excellent career, exactly a decade after Steve Carlton's 1972 season for the ages.

The career record of Steve Carlton, as measured by Player won-lost records, is presented in the next table.

Steve Carlton
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1965SLN20
15
0.90.90.495-0.0
0.1
1.31.30.489-0.00.1
1966SLN21
9
3.33.10.5110.2
0.5
3.13.00.5140.20.5
1967SLN22
30
13.111.00.5421.5
2.5
11.711.60.5030.51.5
1968SLN23
34
14.413.90.5080.8
2.0
13.513.60.4990.61.6
1969SLN24
32
16.315.00.5211.4
2.8
16.014.20.5291.63.0
1970SLN25
34
16.117.50.479-0.0
1.5
17.517.10.5050.92.4
1971SLN26
37
18.616.00.5382.1
3.6
16.717.80.4840.21.7
1972PHI27
41
25.114.90.6286.1
7.9
23.216.00.5914.56.3
1973PHI28
40
18.721.40.466-0.5
1.2
18.218.90.4900.52.0
1974PHI29
39
18.116.00.5311.8
3.1
18.517.40.5151.32.7
1975PHI30
37
16.416.20.5030.8
2.2
15.916.20.4950.51.9
1976PHI31
35
17.112.50.5773.0
4.1
15.513.60.5341.72.8
1977PHI32
36
20.415.50.5683.4
5.0
17.714.70.5462.33.8
1978PHI33
34
15.615.20.5060.8
2.1
15.014.60.5070.82.1
1979PHI34
36
16.914.90.5321.9
3.1
16.114.90.5201.52.7
1980PHI35
38
19.913.20.6024.1
5.4
19.114.90.5632.94.2
1981PHI36
24
11.58.30.5812.2
3.0
12.29.70.5571.92.9
1982PHI37
38
21.615.30.5854.1
5.7
18.215.40.5422.33.7
1983PHI38
37
17.716.80.5131.3
2.8
18.316.50.5251.83.2
1984PHI39
34
13.012.00.5211.3
2.2
13.513.20.5061.02.0
1985PHI40
16
4.86.80.413-0.7
-0.2
5.16.30.448-0.30.2
41
32
10.313.80.428-1.2
-0.2
10.313.70.430-1.2-0.1
42
32
7.612.30.383-2.2
-1.1
8.610.90.441-1.0-0.0
1988MIN43
4
0.51.50.237-0.5
-0.4
0.41.30.233-0.5-0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
744
338.0304.20.52631.6
58.9
325.6306.70.51524.050.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
16
6.96.50.514 1.16.56.50.498 0.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
760
344.9310.70.526
60.0
332.1313.30.515 51.6


Andre Dawson
One of the best position player in the National League, as measured by pWins over either positional average or replacement level was Montreal Expos centerfielder Andre Dawson.

I live in Chicago, so my perspective may be skewed somewhat, but I think that a lot of people don't remember exactly how great Andre Dawson was in his prime with the Expos. His Hall-of-Fame candidacy was pushed heavily by the Chicago media and there was even some debate here about whether Dawson should wear a Cubs cap on his Hall-of-Fame plaque. But Andre Dawson is (deservedly) in the Hall of Fame because of what he did as a Montreal Expo.

The next table compares Andre Dawson's career record as an Expo with his career record elsewhere.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Expos
1440
208.3178.90.5389.6
24.3
202.3171.80.54110.324.5
Rest of Career
1184
139.0134.90.508-2.3
9.0
138.3128.30.5190.811.7


The difference is stark.

The career record of Andre Dawson, as measured by Player won-lost records, is presented in the next table.

Andre Dawson
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1976MON21
24
2.53.40.425-0.5
-0.3
2.63.00.457-0.3-0.1
1977MON22
139
16.315.70.510-0.1
1.2
17.415.60.5270.51.9
1978MON23
157
22.318.90.5421.3
2.9
22.318.60.5461.53.1
1979MON24
154
22.718.90.5461.4
3.0
21.018.70.5290.72.2
1980MON25
150
22.318.80.5431.3
2.9
22.218.00.5531.73.2
1981MON26
103
17.813.50.5691.8
3.0
17.012.20.5822.03.2
1982MON27
147
23.917.20.5823.0
4.5
22.417.70.5582.03.5
1983MON28
159
23.220.10.5361.1
2.6
24.019.30.5551.93.4
1984MON29
138
20.118.20.5250.0
1.5
18.816.90.5270.11.4
1985MON30
139
20.717.60.5401.0
2.5
16.915.80.5160.11.3
1986MON31
130
16.416.70.496-0.7
0.5
17.716.00.5250.21.4
1987CHN32
153
23.020.30.5310.5
2.2
22.118.70.5410.92.5
1988CHN33
157
21.618.90.5330.5
2.0
22.219.00.5390.72.3
1989CHN34
118
15.213.10.5370.6
1.6
14.713.50.5220.21.2
1990CHN35
147
19.820.20.495-0.7
0.7
19.517.70.5240.41.8
1991CHN36
149
16.616.80.498-0.7
0.6
18.416.80.5230.11.5
1992CHN37
143
18.017.70.505-0.3
1.1
18.216.20.5290.51.8
1993BOS38
121
11.211.20.501-0.1
1.2
10.411.10.486-0.40.8
1994BOS39
75
5.87.10.452-0.8
-0.0
5.36.40.452-0.8-0.0
1995FLO40
79
6.07.60.442-1.0
-0.5
6.17.30.455-0.9-0.3
1996FLO41
42
1.72.00.452-0.2
0.0
1.41.60.467-0.10.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,624
347.4313.80.5257.3
33.3
340.6300.10.53211.036.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
15
1.22.30.342 -0.51.41.80.430 -0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,639
348.6316.10.525
32.8
342.0301.90.532 36.0


Steve Rogers
The second-best pitcher in the major leagues in 1982, as measured by pWins over either positional average or replacement level was Montreal Expos ace Steve Rogers.

The next table shows the top 10 players in Montreal Expos history, as measured by pWins over replacement level.

Player pWins pLosses pWinPct pWOPA pWORL
Steve Rogers171.3159.90.51713.126.9
Andre Dawson208.3178.90.5389.624.3
Tim Raines Sr.202.3174.70.5377.321.5
Gary Carter163.0145.60.5288.920.7
Tim Wallach209.1197.60.5141.917.2
Dennis Martinez96.389.30.5198.116.4
Vladimir Guerrero151.0130.50.5364.415.7
Larry Walker90.671.60.5596.913.2
Javier Vazquez78.276.20.5065.012.6
Jose Vidro113.1108.00.5123.011.9


It turns out that Steve Rogers was the best player in Montreal Expos history (based purely on his time as an Expo), at least as measured by Player won-lost records. The career record of Steve Rogers, as measured by Player won-lost records, is presented in the next table.

Steve Rogers
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1973MON23
17
9.75.90.6202.2
2.9
8.56.30.5761.52.1
1974MON24
38
16.016.70.4880.3
1.6
15.114.90.5040.71.9
1975MON25
35
15.814.10.5291.4
2.7
15.914.80.5191.12.5
1976MON26
34
12.214.10.463-0.5
0.6
14.212.50.5311.42.4
1977MON27
40
19.216.90.5322.0
3.6
18.415.80.5382.03.6
1978MON28
30
12.712.20.5110.8
1.8
12.912.40.5090.81.8
1979MON29
37
15.814.30.5251.5
2.7
15.013.90.5191.22.4
1980MON30
38
15.814.50.5211.3
2.5
16.014.70.5211.32.5
1981MON31
22
10.28.20.5531.5
2.3
9.58.20.5361.11.9
1982MON32
35
17.512.80.5793.2
4.4
17.213.40.5632.74.0
1983MON33
36
16.314.80.5241.5
2.8
15.615.00.5091.02.3
1984MON34
31
8.112.70.389-1.9
-1.0
9.212.20.430-1.0-0.2
1985MON35
8
2.12.70.436-0.2
0.0
2.12.60.447-0.10.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
401
171.3159.90.51713.1
26.9
169.6156.60.52013.727.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
4
2.01.30.600 0.61.71.40.553 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
405
173.3161.20.517
27.5
171.4158.10.520 27.8


1982 Postseason

The 1982 ALCS matched up two teams who had never appeared in a World Series: the California Angels and Miwaukee Brewers. The Brewers made the their first (and, thus far, only) World Series appearance, while the Angels would have to wait another 20 years. Meanwhile, the National League Championship Series featured a team trying to make its first World Series in its current city, Atlanta - ironically, the only franchise to win a World Series in Milwaukee.

So, with all these opportunities for firsts, of course, the St. Louis Cardinals ended up winning their ninth World Series (although their first in 15 years).

The best players of the 1982 postseason, as measured by pWins over replacement level, are shown in the next table.

The star of the 1982 postseason was Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter, who batted .351/.442/.568 across the two rounds.

1982 Postseason: Total
pWins pLosses pWORL
Willie McGeeSLN2.11.00.6
Darrell PorterSLN1.70.70.6
Joaquin AndujarSLN1.30.80.4
George HendrickSLN1.71.00.4


Top postseason players by round were as follows.

1982 Postseason: World Series
pWins pLosses pWORL
Mike CaldwellMIL1.10.40.4
Willie McGeeSLN1.20.70.3
Joaquin AndujarSLN0.90.40.3
Darrell PorterSLN1.00.60.3
Bruce SutterSLN0.50.10.2
Dane IorgSLN0.60.30.2

1982 Postseason: League Championship Series
pWins pLosses pWORL
Bob ForschSLN0.80.20.4
Darrell PorterSLN0.70.10.3
George HendrickSLN0.80.20.3
Willie McGeeSLN0.80.30.3
Bruce KisonCAL1.00.60.3
Don SuttonMIL0.70.30.3
Paul MolitorMIL1.10.70.3
Mark BrouhardMIL0.50.10.2
Doug DeCincesCAL0.90.60.2
Ozzie SmithSLN0.50.20.2


Best of 1982 by Factor and Position

Next, let's look at the top players in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over Positional Average in various aspects of the game.
Best by Factor: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, Fielding
There are four basic factors for which players earn Player won-lost records: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, and Fielding. The top players in 1982 in eWOPA by factor were as follows.

Batting
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Mike Schmidt15.29.62.6
Pedro Guerrero16.310.92.5

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Baserunning
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Mookie Wilson2.91.60.6
Alan Wiggins1.70.50.6
Rickey Henderson3.92.80.5
Lonnie Smith3.11.90.5
Willie Wilson2.11.20.5

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Pitching
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Steve Rogers14.711.33.4
Fernando Valenzuela15.112.13.0
Joaquin Andujar13.410.62.8
Mario Soto13.811.02.8
Len Barker13.711.22.5


Fielding, P
eWins eLosses Net Wins
John Candelaria0.60.10.4
Bob Stanley0.70.30.4


Fielding, C
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Jim Sundberg2.21.60.6
Jody Davis2.31.70.6
Gary Carter2.51.90.6
Rick Dempsey1.81.20.6


Fielding, 1B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Cecil Cooper2.31.80.5
Chris Chambliss2.72.30.5


Fielding, 2B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Tom Herr5.34.11.2


Fielding, 3B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Buddy Bell5.44.70.7


Fielding, SS
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Ozzie Smith7.66.11.5


Fielding, LF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Gary Ward6.14.91.2
Larry Herndon6.95.71.2


Fielding, CF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Dave Henderson4.63.21.4


Fielding, RF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Von Hayes5.44.31.1


Best by Position
Next, we look at 1982 Major-League leaders in eWOPA by position. The figures shown here only include Player decisions earned while playing this particular position, and include no contextual adjustments (expected or actual).



Catcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Gary Carter18.513.92.4


First Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Eddie Murray17.213.31.6


Second Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Joe L. Morgan16.913.61.8


Third Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Mike Schmidt21.215.42.4


Shortstop
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Robin Yount24.218.83.7


Left Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Gary Ward18.014.51.4
Brian Downing22.819.11.4
Rickey Henderson21.017.51.4


Center Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Andre Dawson22.318.01.8


Right Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Dwight Evans23.818.82.2


Starting Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Steve Rogers15.111.42.1
Joaquin Andujar13.910.42.0


Relief Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Steve Howe5.53.60.7
Bob Stanley9.47.20.7
Rich Gossage5.33.50.7


For relief pitchers, context-neutral records may not be the best measure of how good they are, as context can matter a great deal, depending on how a pitcher is used. Here are the top relief pitchers of 1982 in context, in terms of pWins and pWOPA.

Top Relief Pitchers of 1982, based on pWORL
Player pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Steve Bedrosian10.36.30.6201.82.8
Dan Quisenberry10.56.60.6131.52.6
Greg Minton9.86.10.6151.62.5
Bill Caudill9.35.50.6301.62.5
Rich Gossage8.74.80.6451.62.5


Designated Hitter
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Hal McRae15.612.61.1
Andre Thornton15.112.31.0


Finally, here are the best at three oft-forgotten positions that can nevertheless matter: pitcher offense, pinch hitting, and pinch running.

Pitcher Offense
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Don Robinson1.51.60.5


Pinch Hitter
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Champ Summers1.00.50.3
Duane Kuiper1.41.00.3
Greg Gross1.51.10.3
Jeff Burroughs1.20.80.3


Pinch Runner
eWins eLosses eWOPA
John Moses0.20.00.1
Tony Phillips0.20.10.1
Jimmy Sexton0.20.10.1
Nick Capra0.10.00.1
Hosken Powell0.10.00.1


Noteworthy Players of 1982

Finally, let's take a look at some players who had noteworthy 1982 seasons.

Notable Debuts
The 1982 season saw the major-league debuts of two players who would go on to win a combined 13 batting titles and both collect 3,000 career hits and first-ballot induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Wade Boggs and Tony Gwynn.

Their careers, as measured by Player won-lost records, are compared below.

Wade Boggs Tony Gwynn Sr.
Season Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
198210410.49.00.5380.6
1.3
545.76.50.468-0.6-0.1
198315322.218.30.5471.7
3.2
8610.99.80.5250.31.0
198415717.917.50.5060.3
1.7
15825.318.20.5812.54.1
198516122.818.60.5512.2
3.7
15421.920.10.5210.31.9
198614921.915.00.5943.3
4.6
16022.020.10.5230.21.7
198714719.514.80.5692.3
3.6
15720.919.30.5210.11.7
198815519.915.40.5632.3
3.6
13318.915.70.5470.92.2
198915618.015.80.5321.1
2.3
15820.919.20.5220.51.9
199015518.117.70.5060.3
1.7
14118.219.60.481-1.30.1
199114419.515.30.5602.2
3.5
13418.515.40.5450.92.2
199214316.316.70.494-0.3
1.1
12816.613.80.5461.02.1
199314316.415.50.5150.5
1.8
12216.216.00.503-0.30.9
19949714.310.20.5842.1
3.2
11015.114.50.510-0.30.9
199512613.811.90.5370.9
2.0
13519.316.60.5370.51.9
199613213.413.40.500-0.1
1.0
11614.013.50.510-0.30.8
19971049.28.60.5170.3
1.1
14919.717.00.5360.51.9
199812310.511.30.483-0.5
0.6
12714.112.10.5380.31.4
1999907.79.30.453-0.8
-0.1
11113.113.20.498-0.70.3
2000
 
363.84.20.473-0.30.0
2001
 
713.33.20.503-0.00.3
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CAREER RECORDS2,439291.9254.30.53418.5
39.8
2,440318.3288.10.5253.927.4


Last Hurrahs
Finally, 1982 was the final season for one player who has been elected to the Hall of Fame, Willie Stargell and another player who has been elected to Baseball Think Factory's Hall of Merit, Reggie Smith.

The final table of this article compares the career records of Willie Stargell and Reggie Smith, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Willie Stargell Reggie Smith
Season Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
1962100.61.00.394-0.2
-0.1
19631079.210.20.475-0.9
-0.1
196411712.412.40.501-0.5
0.5
196514418.716.30.5340.5
1.9
196614020.714.00.5962.8
4.1
60.40.80.328-0.2-0.2
196713316.615.20.523-0.0
1.3
15817.917.70.504-0.41.2
196812716.616.10.508-0.6
0.8
15520.019.20.511-0.31.3
196914519.315.90.5481.0
2.5
14318.215.30.5441.02.4
197013618.216.10.5310.2
1.7
14720.616.00.5631.73.3
197114122.814.10.6173.6
5.0
15922.918.90.5481.43.0
197213820.213.00.6082.4
3.8
13118.814.30.5691.73.1
197314825.217.60.5892.9
4.7
11515.412.40.5541.32.5
197414021.615.70.5792.3
3.7
14320.317.00.5441.02.4
197512415.710.80.5931.7
2.7
13516.114.40.5290.21.4
197611711.310.20.526-0.0
0.8
11215.712.80.5501.02.0
1977635.74.00.5860.6
1.0
14821.516.10.5721.83.3
197812013.89.80.5861.5
2.4
12818.814.50.5651.42.7
197912614.510.30.5841.5
2.5
688.18.50.488-0.50.1
1980676.45.30.5450.3
0.7
9013.110.80.5490.81.7
1981381.61.70.484-0.1
0.1
411.41.90.430-0.20.0
1982742.42.60.473-0.1
0.2
10512.89.40.5771.22.1
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CAREER RECORDS2,355293.6232.30.55818.8
40.1
1,984262.3219.80.54413.032.4




All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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