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Tom Glavine
2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Tom Glavine

The first table below presents Tom Glavine's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Tom Glavine
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1987ATL21
9
3.33.70.472-0.0
0.3
3.23.80.454-0.10.2
1988ATL22
36
11.414.70.436-1.1
0.1
11.612.40.4850.21.2
1989ATL23
29
11.711.30.5080.8
1.7
11.511.80.4930.41.4
1990ATL24
34
11.913.60.467-0.2
1.0
12.713.50.4850.31.5
1991ATL25
35
16.911.90.5863.2
4.5
15.912.40.5622.53.7
1992ATL26
35
15.611.80.5692.8
4.0
13.311.40.5401.82.9
1993ATL27
36
16.812.50.5732.8
4.0
14.414.50.4990.61.9
1994ATL28
26
10.89.90.5210.9
2.0
10.610.70.4960.41.5
1995ATL29
29
14.19.50.5993.1
4.2
13.610.50.5652.33.5
1996ATL30
39
15.711.90.5682.7
4.1
16.512.90.5612.74.2
1997ATL31
33
14.412.50.5341.7
3.1
15.813.20.5462.23.7
1998ATL32
33
15.310.70.5893.1
4.3
14.311.20.5612.33.5
1999ATL33
36
14.413.60.5151.1
2.4
14.813.40.5251.32.7
2000ATL34
37
14.711.60.5602.3
3.5
14.612.70.5331.62.9
2001ATL35
35
13.312.00.5261.3
2.6
14.714.40.5040.92.4
2002ATL36
37
15.412.50.5522.2
3.6
14.413.90.5091.02.4
2003NYN37
33
11.312.80.469-0.1
1.1
11.811.90.4980.61.8
2004NYN38
35
12.511.90.5131.0
2.3
13.412.00.5271.42.8
2005NYN39
33
13.112.90.5040.7
1.9
13.311.80.5301.42.5
2006NYN40
32
12.511.00.5321.4
2.5
13.213.60.4920.51.8
2007NYN41
35
11.312.00.4850.3
1.5
12.312.90.4890.41.7
2008ATL42
14
3.15.20.371-0.9
-0.5
3.95.10.436-0.40.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
701
279.5249.60.52829.1
54.5
279.8260.00.51824.350.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
36
14.614.70.497 2.213.912.80.521 2.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
737
294.1264.30.528
56.7
293.7272.80.518 52.9


Tom Glavine won 20 games 5 times, won 2 Cy Young awards and finished top-3 in voting a total of 6 times, and pitched in 5 World Series.

Growing up in Maryland in the 1970s, this reminds me of a pitcher whose career started 22 years before Glavine's, who won 20 games 8 times, won 3 Cy Young awards and finished top-3 in voting 6 times, and pitched in 6 World Series. I'm talking, of course, about Hall-of-Famer Jim Palmer whose 19-year career was spent entirely with the Baltimore Orioles.

So, for this article, I thought I'd compare how Tom Glavine and Jim Palmer stack up in Player won-lost records.

Tom Glavine Jim Palmer
Age Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
19
 
284.04.60.466-0.30.2
20
 
3014.313.60.5120.82.0
2193.33.70.472-0.0
0.3
92.53.10.447-0.20.0
223611.414.70.436-1.1
0.1
232911.711.30.5080.8
1.7
2612.88.00.6132.93.8
243411.913.60.467-0.2
1.0
4020.615.30.5743.55.0
253516.911.90.5863.2
4.5
3720.014.40.5823.75.1
263515.611.80.5692.8
4.0
3619.013.60.5833.54.9
273616.812.50.5732.8
4.0
3817.911.10.6173.65.0
282610.89.90.5210.9
2.0
269.210.10.478-0.30.6
292914.19.50.5993.1
4.2
3920.312.10.6274.35.8
303915.711.90.5682.7
4.1
4019.313.40.5923.24.6
313314.412.50.5341.7
3.1
3918.513.20.5832.94.5
323315.310.70.5893.1
4.3
3817.613.20.5712.33.7
333614.413.60.5151.1
2.4
238.66.00.5861.42.0
343714.711.60.5602.3
3.5
3411.711.00.5170.51.5
353513.312.00.5261.3
2.6
226.77.90.459-0.40.3
363715.412.50.5522.2
3.6
3614.810.00.5982.73.8
373311.312.80.469-0.1
1.1
144.13.90.5100.10.5
383512.511.90.5131.0
2.3
50.81.60.325-0.4-0.3
393313.112.90.5040.7
1.9
403212.511.00.5321.4
2.5
413511.312.00.4850.3
1.5
42143.15.20.371-0.9
-0.5
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER RECORDS701279.5249.60.52829.1
54.5
560242.7186.00.56633.653.3
Ages 25 - 32266119.790.80.56820.3
30.4
293141.9101.00.58423.134.3


Palmer broke in earlier, pitching in his first World Series at age 20, while Glavine held on longer at the end, earning his final All-Star selection at age 40. The last row of the above table compares them over the portion of their primes that coincided, age-wise, ages 25 - 32. In terms of both prime and career value, that's a pretty good match.

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