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Carl Yastrzemski

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 1989, with 94.6% of the vote.

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

Carl Yastrzemski
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1961BOS21
148
17.318.40.485-1.0
0.5
18.319.50.484-1.10.5
1962BOS22
160
21.420.80.507-0.6
1.0
22.121.30.509-0.61.1
1963BOS23
151
23.319.00.5501.2
2.8
23.218.10.5621.73.3
1964BOS24
151
20.018.70.5170.2
1.7
20.617.80.5370.92.4
1965BOS25
133
17.418.00.491-1.0
0.4
19.418.70.509-0.41.1
1966BOS26
160
23.420.30.5360.9
2.6
23.619.10.5531.73.3
1967BOS27
161
27.218.00.6023.5
5.4
27.417.00.6174.16.0
1968BOS28
157
25.817.00.6033.3
5.1
25.917.10.6023.35.1
1969BOS29
162
23.218.30.5591.7
3.5
23.618.90.5561.63.4
1970BOS30
161
23.016.30.5852.2
3.9
24.216.10.6002.94.6
1971BOS31
148
22.618.10.5551.5
3.1
21.218.50.5340.62.2
1972BOS32
125
18.014.10.5601.1
2.4
17.315.60.525-0.01.3
1973BOS33
152
18.014.20.5581.4
2.7
17.914.70.5491.12.4
1974BOS34
148
17.517.40.502-0.4
0.9
18.115.90.5330.71.9
1975BOS35
149
15.813.60.5380.5
1.7
14.513.80.513-0.20.9
1976BOS36
155
18.217.00.5180.2
1.5
18.616.40.5320.72.0
1977BOS37
150
21.518.60.5361.1
2.7
21.218.00.5411.22.8
1978BOS38
144
18.215.00.5491.3
2.7
17.416.00.5220.41.8
1979BOS39
147
17.113.80.5541.4
2.8
14.313.40.5170.21.5
1980BOS40
105
10.310.00.507-0.1
0.9
10.59.60.5210.21.1
1981BOS41
91
9.07.80.5350.5
1.3
8.48.20.507-0.00.8
1982BOS42
131
10.39.70.5150.0
1.2
10.99.70.5290.31.5
1983BOS43
119
7.99.10.466-0.8
0.2
8.48.70.490-0.40.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
3,308
426.5363.20.54017.9
50.8
427.1361.90.54118.851.7
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
17
3.02.20.572 0.53.02.10.595 0.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
3,325
429.4365.40.540
51.3
430.1364.00.541 52.3


Carl Yastrzemski played for 23 seasons, playing in a majority of his team's games in each of those seasons. For his career, Yastrzemski appeared in 3,308 games and had 13,992 plate appearances. Both of these figures are second in major-league history. He is also in the top 10 in major-league history in career hits (3,419), total bases (5,539), and doubles (646) and in the top 20 in career runs scored (1,816) and RBI (1,844).

Hence, a large part of the value of Carl Yastrzemski's career comes from the sheer total of his career player wins. The next table shows the top 10 players in career pWins among players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 10 Players
(sorted by career pWins)
pWins pLosses pWORL pWOPA
1Hank Aaron492.5372.942.277.9
2Barry Bonds462.1315.160.390.8
3Willie Mays460.1335.249.681.8
4Pete Rose Sr.437.9394.811.144.1
5Rickey Henderson426.7353.328.759.4
6Carl Yastrzemski426.5363.217.950.8
7Stan Musial420.9312.139.969.4
8Frank Robinson395.0304.230.459.8
9Dave Winfield392.9343.214.844.6
10Cal Ripken383.3350.728.256.5


But Carl Yastrzemski didn't merely show up for a long time. At his best, he was truly excellent. His 1967 season was legendary. He won a Triple Crown, .326/44/121 while also leading the American League in OBP (.418), SLG (.622), hits (189), total bases (360), and runs scored (112), leading the Boston Red Sox to a surprise American League pennant. He followed that up with three seasons nearly as good.

In 1968, Yastrzemski was the only player in the American League to bat better than .300 (.301). He also led the American League in on-base percentage and OPS. In 1969, his rate stats fell off somewhat (.255/.362/.507), but he still managed to hit 40 home runs and drive in 111 runs while scoring 96.

In 1970, Yastrzemski led the American League in both OBP (.452) and SLG (.592) as well as total bases (335) and runs scored (125).

The next table shows the top 10 players in eWins over either positional average or replacement level from 1967 through 1970.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player eWins eLoss eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLoss eWOPA eWORL
1Bob Gibson75.254.213.9
19.3
1Bob Gibson75.254.213.9
19.3
2Carl Yastrzemski101.169.011.9
19.1
2Carl Yastrzemski101.169.011.9
19.1
3Fergie Jenkins79.067.19.3
15.5
3Jimmy Wynn96.172.39.0
16.1
4Jimmy Wynn96.172.39.0
16.1
4Fergie Jenkins79.067.19.3
15.5
5Willie McCovey73.648.28.9
14.0
5Hank Aaron93.070.17.9
14.8
6Tom Seaver72.161.08.6
14.3
6Tom Seaver72.161.08.6
14.3
7Rico Petrocelli75.163.78.1
14.0
7Gaylord Perry75.766.07.9
14.0
8Gaylord Perry75.766.07.9
14.0
8Willie McCovey73.648.28.9
14.0
9Hank Aaron93.070.17.9
14.8
9Rico Petrocelli75.163.78.1
14.0
10Harmon Killebrew73.852.57.8
13.2
10Tony Perez85.067.47.3
13.7




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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