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Curt Schilling

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Curt Schilling



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

Curt Schilling
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1988BAL21
4
0.91.90.323-0.5
-0.3
0.71.60.312-0.4-0.3
1989BAL22
5
0.30.40.409-0.1
-0.0
0.40.60.432-0.1-0.0
1990BAL23
35
1.62.00.452-0.2
-0.0
2.11.70.5450.10.3
1991HOU24
56
3.64.00.472-0.3
0.2
3.73.50.510-0.00.5
1992PHI25
42
12.811.00.5381.4
2.6
12.810.70.5461.62.7
1993PHI26
34
14.412.70.5311.4
2.6
14.114.10.5010.61.8
1994PHI27
13
4.45.80.431-0.5
0.0
4.95.70.463-0.20.4
1995PHI28
17
6.26.20.5020.4
1.0
7.86.50.5441.01.8
1996PHI29
28
11.611.20.5080.8
2.0
11.39.60.5411.52.5
1997PHI30
35
17.114.60.5392.1
3.8
16.213.50.5462.13.7
1998PHI31
35
17.614.50.5502.4
4.0
17.514.00.5562.64.1
1999PHI32
24
12.710.60.5441.6
2.7
10.710.40.5050.61.6
33
29
13.811.80.5381.6
2.8
13.511.10.5491.83.0
2001ARI34
35
19.312.40.6094.4
6.0
17.014.10.5472.44.0
2002ARI35
36
18.412.40.5973.9
5.3
17.611.80.5983.75.1
2003ARI36
24
10.88.40.5631.7
2.7
11.58.70.5671.92.9
2004BOS37
32
14.79.00.6203.2
4.5
14.19.30.6042.84.1
2005BOS38
32
5.65.60.498-0.0
0.6
5.45.10.5140.20.7
2006BOS39
31
12.19.30.5661.6
2.8
13.110.50.5531.52.8
2007BOS40
24
9.08.00.5280.6
1.6
8.98.10.5250.61.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
571
207.0172.00.54625.5
44.9
203.3170.60.54424.243.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
19
9.35.40.630 3.08.56.00.584 2.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
590
216.3177.50.546
>47.9
211.7176.60.544 45.6


This is Curt Schilling's third year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at how Schilling and Randy Johnson ranked among the top teammates of all time. In the 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I showed how Schilling ranked historically in Component 3: Balls not in Play.

For this year's Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I look at Curt Schilling's postseason performance. For his career, Curt Schilling appeared in 19 postseason games, all as a starting pitcher. He pitched 133.1 postseason innings with a 2.23 ERA, a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 120-to-25 and a traditional won-lost record of 11-2.

The next table shows the top 10 players in career postseason record (since 1921), as measured by pWins over positional average.

Top 10 Players, Career Postseason Record
(ranked by pWOPA)

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Mariano Rivera13.03.54.4
5.5
2Curt Schilling9.35.42.2
3.0
3Albert Pujols12.36.92.2
3.0
4John Smoltz12.59.32.1
3.2
5Derek Jeter21.318.42.0
3.6
6Andy Pettitte17.114.11.9
3.6
7Lou Gehrig6.42.31.8
2.2
8Cliff P. Lee6.43.61.6
2.1
9Paul O'Neill11.68.01.6
2.3
10David Ortiz9.66.21.5
2.5


Schilling ranks very highly in the above list. But one problem is evident in the above table: it skews very heavily to more recent years, when the postseason was expanded, giving players more opportunities to accumulate pWOPA (although it also gives more opportunity for players to give value back if they are below average in the postseason).

To be fair to all of major-league history, the next table looks at the top 25 players in career World Series record (although even this is not "fair" to players whose teams never had the good fortune to actually make the World Series). Schilling's traditional World Series record was 4-1, 2.06 ERA, 43 K, 10 W in 7 GS/ 48 IP.

Top 25 Players, Career World Series Record
(ranked by pWOPA)

pWins over Positional Average
Top 25 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Lou Gehrig6.42.31.8
2.2
2Red Ruffing6.34.41.2
1.7
3Madison Bumgarner3.21.11.2
1.4
4Bob Gibson5.43.61.1
1.5
5Frankie Crosetti5.23.21.0
1.4
6Mariano Rivera3.71.41.0
1.4
7Herb Pennock3.51.61.0
1.2
8Whitey Ford9.88.61.0
1.8
9Allie Reynolds6.04.41.0
1.4
10Reggie Jackson4.32.30.9
1.2
11Monte Pearson2.81.10.9
1.1
12Lefty Gomez3.52.00.9
1.1
13Scott Brosius3.11.50.8
1.0
14Harry Brecheen2.91.40.8
1.1
15Sandy Koufax3.82.40.8
1.1
16Ed Lopat3.31.90.8
1.1
17Tommy Bridges3.41.90.8
1.1
18Tim McCarver3.01.40.8
1.0
19Mickey Mantle9.17.00.8
1.4
20Babe Ruth5.73.70.8
1.2
21Hideki Matsui2.40.80.8
0.9
22Charlie Keller3.82.00.8
1.0
23Bill Hallahan3.62.20.7
1.0
24Joe DiMaggio7.55.80.7
1.3
25Chuck Knoblauch3.62.20.7
1.0


Not bad. Not bad at all.

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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