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Expansion Teams
A Look at First-Year Expansion Teams

In my article on Jeff Conine as part of my series on the 2013 Hall-of-Fame Ballot, I looked at the career Player won-lost records of the members of the very first Florida Marlins team (of which Jeff Conine was a member).

This report looks at the first-year teams for all 14 major-league expansion teams.

1961 Los Angeles Angels
The career records of all members of the 1961 Angels are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Los Angeles Angels team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Jim Fregosi1,896229.3210.80.52113.931.8
Dean Chance406135.2129.10.5117.619.9
Ned Garver449151.7158.50.4892.215.6
Eddie Yost2,106236.3234.20.502-4.015.0
Ted Kluszewski1,714168.2155.70.5190.714.2
Ron Kline743118.9130.00.478-3.78.9
Art Fowler36258.454.80.5162.68.5
Leon Wagner1,346151.4149.60.503-5.17.2
Tom Morgan44352.252.20.5000.46.2
Bob Cerv82777.174.20.509-1.25.1
Lou Johnson66572.168.10.514-0.75.1
Del Rice1,30984.892.10.480-2.44.7
Ted Bowsfield22639.640.30.4960.54.6
Billy Moran63261.264.80.486-0.54.4
Ken McBride15449.355.30.471-0.94.0
Ryne Duren31136.336.60.497-0.34.0
Earl Averill Jr.44830.127.80.5201.23.8
Albie Pearson97498.4100.60.494-4.33.7
Joe Koppe56550.854.20.484-0.83.5
Steve Bilko59947.646.30.507-1.22.8
George Thomas67149.049.90.495-1.92.2
Rocky Bridges90265.776.70.461-4.51.3
Ray Semproch8520.823.50.470-0.71.3
Tex Clevenger30834.240.50.458-3.21.1
Eli Grba14131.337.90.452-2.11.1
Buck Rodgers93269.782.60.458-5.11.0
Jerry Casale9621.725.80.456-1.40.8
Ken Aspromonte47241.950.10.456-3.10.7
Jack Spring1558.29.10.473-0.60.4
Chuck Tanner39526.429.10.476-2.10.4
Leo Burke1628.69.30.479-0.40.4
Jim Donohue697.38.30.467-0.50.3
Ken Hamlin46737.445.40.452-3.10.2
Tom Satriano67440.247.90.457-3.60.2
Bob Sprout10.20.10.5930.00.1
Russ Heman120.40.30.5240.00.1
Dan Ardell50.10.10.392-0.0-0.0
Johnny James724.25.40.436-0.7-0.1
Ron Moeller547.910.30.434-1.0-0.1
Fritz Brickell412.43.50.403-0.5-0.3
Ed Sadowski2129.812.80.433-1.4-0.4
Gene Leek765.58.20.400-1.4-0.8
Ken L. Hunt30822.827.60.453-3.2-1.0
Julio Becquer48023.730.70.436-4.1-1.6
Lee Thomas1,02194.5105.40.473-9.9-1.7
Faye Throneberry51734.644.60.437-6.0-2.7


The careers of several of the players on the 1961 Angels started before Retrosheet has complete play-by-play data, so that the Player won-lost records shown here are somewhat incomplete. This is true, for example, of Eddie Yost, Ted Kluszewski, and Ned Garver.

The 1961 Angels did not have a Hall-of-Famer on their roster, but they did have the son of one: Earl Averill, Jr.

1961 Washington Senators
The career records of all members of the 1961 Senators are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of First Expansion Washington Senators team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
E. Mike Garcia428146.4118.70.55218.330.3
Claude Osteen568208.3208.80.4998.927.3
Gene Woodling1,793209.2186.90.5283.219.5
Dick Donovan368125.9120.00.5128.118.9
Ed Brinkman1,845180.2203.80.469-5.410.1
Danny O'Connell1,143121.2124.90.493-0.89.3
Johnny Klippstein713110.2120.40.478-4.18.5
Tom Sturdivant33661.363.00.4930.66.8
Billy Klaus81376.777.90.4960.16.5
Hal Woodeshick42849.651.00.493-0.45.2
Bennie Daniels23357.168.60.454-3.52.5
Tom Cheney11729.232.30.475-0.52.4
Dale Long1,01282.784.80.494-4.62.4
Dave Sisler24740.546.20.467-2.32.2
Bob D. Johnson87265.975.10.467-4.02.0
Jim King1,12098.9104.80.485-6.81.7
Ed Hobaugh6211.512.60.476-0.30.8
Chuck Hinton1,343123.7134.90.478-10.00.7
Coot Veal24619.823.00.462-1.10.7
Dutch Dotterer1077.37.60.4910.10.7
Chuck Cottier56943.853.00.452-3.30.6
Ken Retzer23616.418.70.468-1.00.4
Pete Daley39122.126.40.455-1.70.3
John Gabler577.38.70.456-0.60.2
Joe McClain4315.018.80.444-1.30.2
Willie Tasby57857.262.90.477-4.80.1
Harry Bright33223.225.80.473-2.00.1
Pete Burnside19628.035.50.441-3.10.1
Rudolph 'Rudy' Hernandez301.01.30.454-0.10.0
Chet Boak100.50.70.442-0.10.0
Hector Maestri20.30.40.441-0.0-0.0
Roy Heiser30.10.10.391-0.0-0.0
Ron Stillwell140.91.20.409-0.2-0.1
Jim Mahoney1115.67.20.439-0.7-0.1
R.C. Stevens1044.24.90.460-0.5-0.2
Marty Keough82352.459.50.468-5.1-0.2
Carl Mathias111.02.00.336-0.5-0.3
Carl Bouldin293.65.60.393-0.9-0.4
Gene Green40631.737.50.459-3.5-0.6
Marty Kutyna15911.515.60.425-2.2-0.6
Bud Zipfel1188.010.90.423-2.0-1.2
Joe Hicks2069.914.40.407-2.5-1.5


The top two players (in terms of career pWORL) on the 1961 Senators were two pitchers at opposite ends of their careers. Mike Garcia was 37 years old and in the final year of a 14-year career. Claude Osteen was 21 years old and in the 4th year of what would turn out to be an 18-year career. Between them, Garcia's and Osteen's careers spanned 28 seasons: from 1948 through 1975.

1962 Houston Colt .45's
The career records of all members of the 1962 Colt .45's are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Houston Colt .45's team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Billy Goodman1,619174.9160.50.5226.920.6
Bobby Shantz563112.8102.90.5237.318.1
Dave Giusti673101.493.10.5215.615.5
Turk Farrell59099.799.70.5001.812.5
Johnny Temple1,407156.0165.10.486-1.111.9
Ken T. Johnson334100.7108.00.483-0.29.7
Don McMahon87468.364.40.5150.59.1
George Brunet32387.193.90.481-0.57.8
Bob Bruce22065.170.70.479-0.26.2
Jim Busby1,325136.8138.80.496-5.16.2
Don Buddin71076.580.40.488-0.26.1
Dick Gernert83472.868.30.516-0.45.5
Hal Woodeshick42849.651.00.493-0.45.2
Bob Cerv82777.174.20.509-1.25.1
Al Spangler89276.476.40.500-2.83.5
Norm Larker66659.958.30.507-2.02.8
Joey Amalfitano61748.854.70.471-1.62.7
Dean Stone21536.742.10.466-1.92.0
Russ Kemmerer30154.063.90.458-3.72.0
Ron E. Davis28826.927.40.495-1.21.0
George Witt6615.016.70.473-0.41.0
Hal W. Smith87965.776.70.461-4.90.9
Bob Aspromonte1,323125.9141.50.471-10.00.8
Don Taussig1528.58.30.507-0.20.6
Jim Golden7010.812.80.458-0.70.5
Jim Umbricht888.19.00.475-0.60.5
Dick Drott17639.750.10.442-3.90.2
Ernie Fazio1317.58.90.457-0.50.1
Johnny Weekly533.84.00.483-0.30.1
John C. Anderson241.01.30.441-0.2-0.0
Pidge Browne642.73.30.451-0.4-0.1
Jim R. Campbell (1962)826.07.40.446-0.7-0.2
Jim Pendleton43027.531.40.467-2.7-0.2
Al Heist17514.917.20.464-1.6-0.2
George Williams (1961)583.24.80.402-0.7-0.3
Dave L. Roberts884.96.20.441-0.8-0.3
J.C. Hartman886.38.90.415-1.1-0.5
Al Cicotte1049.012.70.415-1.8-0.6
Bobby Tiefenauer17911.316.40.409-2.9-1.0
Merritt Ranew26511.717.00.408-2.4-1.1
Carl Warwick52643.751.00.461-5.3-1.4
Roman Mejias61451.259.80.461-6.2-1.8
Bob Lillis79363.181.40.437-7.6-1.8


The 1962 Colt .45's were the only one of the four original expansion teams that did not have a single player who amassed 200 career pWins.

1962 New York Mets
The career records of all members of the 1962 Mets are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original New York Mets team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Gil Hodges2,071224.8173.10.56518.834.9
Gene Woodling1,793209.2186.90.5283.219.5
Richie Ashburn2,184279.2277.40.502-7.614.8
Vinegar Bend Mizell26896.995.10.5054.312.7
Charlie Neal962103.6102.20.5043.011.2
Clem Labine51362.660.00.5110.98.3
Gentleman Jim Hickman1,417129.6130.00.499-4.85.9
Gus Bell1,740202.9213.20.488-11.85.1
Al Jackson33481.194.80.461-3.54.8
Felix Mantilla93684.289.90.484-2.34.7
Bob L. Miller69973.082.20.470-4.44.3
Don Zimmer1,07895.2106.40.472-4.14.1
Frank J. Thomas1,764196.9210.80.483-13.53.1
Roger Craig36884.6102.20.453-6.32.9
Sammy Taylor47031.833.40.488-0.22.6
Ed Bouchee67060.059.30.503-2.52.4
Dave Hillman19330.633.50.478-0.92.3
Hobie Landrith77045.551.60.469-2.31.7
Harry Chiti50234.939.40.470-1.61.4
Joe Ginsberg69439.747.00.458-3.00.6
Joe Pignatano28815.218.20.455-1.20.2
Elio Chacon21617.821.80.449-1.50.1
Larry Foss81.72.10.451-0.10.0
Rick Herrscher331.61.90.445-0.2-0.1
John DeMerit662.93.50.454-0.4-0.1
Jim Marshall40521.624.70.467-2.2-0.2
Sammy Drake441.62.50.390-0.4-0.2
Willard Hunter694.36.20.411-1.0-0.3
Bob G. Miller905.67.80.417-1.1-0.3
Sherman Jones484.56.50.409-1.0-0.4
Marv Throneberry47230.133.60.473-3.1-0.4
Bob Moorhead473.05.10.366-1.1-0.6
Ed Kranepool1,838147.8159.30.481-13.3-0.7
Herb Moford508.512.30.409-1.7-0.7
Ken Mackenzie1295.58.60.392-1.7-0.8
Choo Choo Coleman1979.713.80.412-2.0-1.0
Chris Cannizzaro73842.854.60.440-5.1-1.1
Ray Daviault362.96.30.319-1.7-1.2
Craig Anderson8210.716.40.393-2.8-1.3
Cliff Cook1598.512.80.399-2.4-1.5
Bobby Gene Smith47025.333.30.432-4.8-2.3
Rod Kanehl32418.527.70.400-4.5-2.6
Joe Christopher61450.061.00.450-7.6-3.0
Jay Hook16341.260.50.405-7.9-3.2
Galen Cisco19231.048.10.392-7.6-3.5


The 1962 Mets were one of only two first-year expansion teams to have a Hall of Famer play for them: Richie Ashburn.

1969 Kansas City Royals
The career records of all members of the 1969 Royals are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Kansas City Royals team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Jerry Adair1,163125.2126.30.4982.512.7
Dick Drago520106.1105.50.5011.812.4
Jim Rooker333108.3112.10.4922.512.2
H. Pat Kelly1,365137.9137.60.501-3.09.0
Lou Piniella1,741188.0192.90.494-7.88.1
Tom Burgmeier75358.953.70.5230.98.0
Dave Wickersham28364.065.40.4941.17.7
Joe Foy71684.879.90.5150.97.7
Al Fitzmorris28764.963.60.5051.37.6
Wally Bunker20661.763.50.4921.47.4
Paul Schaal1,121113.4115.00.497-2.86.5
Moe Drabowsky58991.4103.30.469-4.16.0
Ed Kirkpatrick1,297105.4107.30.496-3.25.8
Roger Nelson13535.233.70.5111.95.1
Ellie Rodriguez77557.459.40.4910.04.8
Buck Martinez1,04962.368.00.478-1.14.0
Dave Morehead17751.460.10.461-2.23.1
Mike Hedlund11325.927.10.4890.22.8
Fran Healy46732.533.70.4910.12.8
Jackie Hernandez59242.749.20.464-1.82.1
Bob Oliver84682.587.30.486-5.81.3
Bill F. Butler13431.036.60.459-2.11.2
George Spriggs1247.37.00.5100.00.7
Joe Keough31927.429.10.485-1.80.7
Scott Northey182.41.80.5770.30.4
Luis Alcaraz1139.911.40.464-0.50.4
Hawk Taylor38719.523.50.453-1.80.3
Billy Harris422.93.00.4970.00.3
Fred Rico111.00.80.5520.10.1
Mike Fiore25215.216.30.482-1.40.1
Chuck Harrison32626.127.50.486-2.20.0
Don O'Riley281.82.20.452-0.20.0
Jerry Cram231.21.90.387-0.4-0.2
Steve Jones383.14.60.400-0.8-0.3
Juan Rios864.06.50.383-1.1-0.7
Jim Campanis1133.76.70.355-1.4-0.8
Dennis Paepke803.66.10.370-1.2-0.8
Chris Zachary11014.521.00.408-2.9-1.2
Galen Cisco19231.048.10.392-7.6-3.5


Odd random fact: 6 of the top 13 players in career pWORL who played for the 1969 Royals also played for Baltimore Orioles either before or after: Adair, Drago, Kelly, Piniella, Bunker, and Drabowsky.

1969 Montreal Expos
The career records of all members of the 1969 Expos are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Montreal Expos team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Maury Wills1,933251.1235.90.51612.131.8
Ron Fairly2,437244.1211.30.5366.525.4
Rusty Staub2,944323.4308.10.512-2.325.0
Mudcat Grant613149.2148.80.5015.319.4
Bob Bailey1,930199.4191.90.509-1.214.8
Steve Renko462149.0157.00.4870.514.3
Donn Clendenon1,358136.9124.00.525-0.310.4
Carl Morton25797.5103.00.4861.610.1
Roy Face85380.478.80.505-0.49.6
Dick Radatz38147.738.50.5533.99.4
Manny Mota1,530129.0125.20.507-1.89.3
Mack Jones995107.599.60.5190.28.9
Bobby Wine1,16397.2109.30.471-3.45.0
Bill Stoneman24875.487.30.464-3.34.3
Claude Raymond45137.440.70.479-2.32.7
Larry Jaster13932.035.20.476-0.52.6
Adolfo Phillips63561.663.40.493-2.82.4
Ty Cline87353.556.10.488-2.62.2
Howie Reed22923.425.40.479-0.91.9
Gary Sutherland1,02686.3103.10.456-6.31.5
Bob Reynolds14011.911.30.513-0.11.3
Don Hahn43429.230.20.491-1.31.1
Jim Fairey39322.624.90.477-1.60.6
Marv Staehle18212.415.30.448-1.00.3
Steve Shea402.62.70.485-0.20.2
Jose C. Herrera787.07.60.479-0.50.2
Leo Marentette50.30.50.361-0.1-0.1
John Bateman1,01675.191.40.451-7.0-0.2
Remy Hermoso896.68.80.429-0.9-0.3
Don Bosch1368.29.90.452-1.1-0.3
Don Shaw1387.49.80.429-1.4-0.3
Floyd Wicker772.64.00.395-0.7-0.4
Kevin Collins1988.511.40.427-1.4-0.4
Jerry Robertson499.514.10.401-2.0-0.8
Mike Wegener5713.419.90.402-2.7-1.1
Dan McGinn21020.328.50.417-4.0-1.3
Carroll Sembera995.19.40.350-2.2-1.3
Gary Waslewski15217.725.60.409-3.7-1.4
John Boccabella55032.440.80.442-4.6-1.5
Ron Brand55430.140.90.424-4.6-1.5
Garry Jestadt17510.616.30.393-2.8-1.7
Coco Laboy42031.540.50.438-5.1-2.0


The 1969 Montreal Expos are one of only two first-year expansion teams to have a player who amassed 300 career pWins: Rusty Staub (Le Grande Orange - what a great nickname). (Gary Sheffield of the 1993 Marlins is the other)

1969 San Diego Padres
The career records of all members of the 1969 San Diego Padres are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original San Diego Padres team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Joe Niekro705211.7222.60.4882.622.1
Johnny Podres452143.9146.90.4954.317.1
Dave A. Roberts450118.4125.30.4860.511.5
Tony Gonzalez1,555173.7170.20.505-3.710.5
Al McBean41862.256.40.5243.810.1
Billy McCool29232.530.30.5181.04.8
Nate Colbert991102.697.70.512-3.44.8
Jack Baldschun45735.235.20.500-0.93.7
Ollie Brown1,218115.6120.80.489-6.63.5
Dick Selma30845.352.10.465-2.62.5
Clay Kirby26489.4109.90.449-6.52.4
Frank Reberger15319.420.90.482-0.41.7
Jerry Morales1,434145.2157.30.480-10.41.6
Al Ferrara57146.248.50.488-2.81.4
Jerry Davanon24815.415.80.4930.11.4
Al Santorini12726.231.80.452-1.90.9
Tommie Sisk31641.751.20.449-3.90.8
Ed Spiezio55345.250.60.472-3.40.7
Larry Stahl71952.357.80.475-4.20.6
Dick Kelley18826.232.60.446-2.70.3
Roberto Pena58453.465.50.449-4.70.3
Jim Williams231.31.00.5540.10.2
Chris Krug794.65.40.464-0.20.2
Mike Corkins16224.631.20.441-2.80.1
Frankie Libran90.20.10.5850.00.0
Sonny Ruberto200.40.70.380-0.1-0.1
Bill Davis632.53.20.438-0.4-0.1
Ron Slocum793.34.20.438-0.4-0.1
Leon Everitt60.30.80.296-0.3-0.2
Gary Ross28329.437.00.443-3.9-0.3
Tom Dukes1618.010.60.431-1.6-0.3
Walt Hriniak472.03.30.374-0.6-0.4
Van Kelly1117.910.10.438-1.2-0.4
Rafael Robles472.85.10.358-1.0-0.7
John Sipin675.27.90.397-1.2-0.7
Jose Arcia27216.822.50.428-2.4-0.7
Tommy Dean21314.620.50.417-2.4-0.9
Steve Arlin14146.361.90.428-5.7-0.9
Chris Cannizzaro73842.854.60.440-5.1-1.1
Cito Gaston1,02393.1108.10.463-10.2-1.7
Ivan Murrell55636.445.10.447-5.5-2.0
Fred Kendall87755.971.40.439-7.2-2.1


The second player on the table for the San Diego Padres is Johnny Podres.

1969 Seattle Pilots
The career records of all members of the 1969 Pilots are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Seattle Pilots
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Steve D. Barber466125.9123.30.5055.517.1
H. Tommy Davis1,996226.8220.80.507-4.315.8
Tommy Harper1,779200.8192.30.511-1.714.7
Don Mincher1,388128.7108.60.5433.813.8
Mike G. Marshall72290.981.60.5273.313.7
Gary Bell520124.5129.40.4901.113.0
Marty Pattin479107.8113.60.487-0.910.0
Rich Rollins1,00199.196.10.5080.38.3
Jim Pagliaroni84964.260.70.5142.88.0
George Brunet32387.193.90.481-0.57.8
Bob Locker57644.638.20.5392.37.6
Diego Segui64099.8110.10.476-3.77.6
Jack Aker49443.441.10.5140.25.7
Jim Bouton30763.971.30.473-1.75.1
Skip Lockwood46268.876.70.473-2.84.7
Mike Hegan95261.359.20.509-1.24.2
Fred Stanley80749.053.70.477-0.43.6
Jerry McNertney59035.237.80.482-0.72.5
Ray Oyler53937.742.50.470-1.22.2
Gene Brabender15236.443.00.459-2.11.7
John E. Kennedy83460.868.60.470-3.71.6
Sandy Valdespino38123.723.90.498-0.71.4
John O'Donoghue Sr.26241.751.10.449-3.31.3
Steve Whitaker26325.225.70.495-1.21.0
Wayne Comer31123.324.00.492-1.11.0
John Donaldson40134.740.60.461-2.31.0
Dick Baney423.21.80.6370.71.0
Dooley Womack19312.514.00.472-0.90.8
Dick Simpson25617.117.50.495-0.70.8
John W. Morris1328.49.10.481-0.40.6
Jose Vidal834.94.50.5240.10.5
Steve Hovley42729.833.70.469-2.70.1
John Gelnar1128.610.60.448-1.00.1
Gus Gil22013.016.00.449-1.30.0
Miguel Fuentes81.41.80.440-0.10.0
Freddie Velazquez210.60.80.445-0.1-0.0
Dick Bates10.00.10.073-0.0-0.0
Gary Timberlake20.20.40.370-0.1-0.0
Bill Edgerton170.71.00.415-0.1-0.0
Bucky Brandon22926.733.80.441-3.3-0.1
Gordy Lund231.31.90.405-0.3-0.1
William Williams40.30.70.285-0.2-0.2
Fred Talbot20545.659.50.434-5.2-0.3
Bob Meyer386.49.10.413-1.2-0.3
Greg Goossen19310.813.00.455-1.4-0.4
Larry Haney48018.423.70.438-2.1-0.4
Jerry Stephenson6712.216.40.425-1.8-0.4
Garry Roggenburk795.38.20.394-1.5-0.7
Danny Walton29622.827.60.452-3.3-1.0
Merritt Ranew26511.717.00.408-2.4-1.1
Mike Ferraro16212.117.00.416-2.6-1.4
Ron Clark22713.119.90.397-3.2-1.8
Jim Gosger69452.261.90.458-6.6-1.8


The two members of the Seattle Pilots who had the best careers (as measured by pWORL) both went by the name Tommy (although it was Tommy Davis's middle name). The Pilots are the only team shown here whose top player in career pWORL (Steve D. Barber) was (slightly) below average for his career. The career leader in pWins over positional average among Seattle Pilots was pitcher Steve Barber.

1977 Seattle Mariners
The career records of all members of the 1977 Mariners are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Seattle Mariners team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Rick Honeycutt799123.9121.60.5052.915.1
Doc Medich312109.8103.70.5144.714.7
Craig Reynolds1,467138.1145.70.4871.011.9
Steve Braun1,412116.5111.80.5101.211.0
Ruppert Jones1,320147.8145.70.504-0.810.7
Julio Cruz1,146121.6130.00.483-1.08.6
Diego Segui64099.8110.10.476-3.77.6
Dave Collins1,681152.5158.60.490-6.26.3
Leroy Stanton82882.983.30.499-2.14.9
Enrique Romo35133.530.70.5220.64.5
Ray Fosse92372.277.70.482-1.64.5
Glenn Abbott24867.777.50.466-4.12.8
Tom House28924.123.70.505-0.22.6
Bob Stinson64839.443.80.474-1.41.9
John Montague22324.326.30.480-1.61.5
Paul Mitchell12532.737.00.469-2.01.4
Jose Baez11310.010.70.484-0.00.8
Stan Thomas11111.913.50.470-0.90.5
Larry Cox34818.821.80.464-1.10.4
Joe Lis35421.322.80.484-1.40.4
Carlos Lopez22916.718.20.478-1.10.3
Jimmy Sexton20110.112.00.456-0.60.2
Rick Jones377.59.00.457-0.70.2
Tommy Moore442.63.00.462-0.20.1
Byron McLaughlin12921.225.90.451-2.6-0.0
Tom McMillan20.00.10.251-0.0-0.0
Puchy Delgado130.50.60.451-0.1-0.0
Dave Pagan857.69.40.448-1.0-0.1
Larry Milbourne95366.181.80.447-6.0-0.2
Steve Burke241.52.30.394-0.4-0.2
Greg Erardi50.21.00.172-0.4-0.3
Kevin Pasley552.13.30.392-0.5-0.3
Bill Stein95774.488.60.457-7.0-0.4
Tommy Smith1127.59.40.443-1.1-0.4
Frank MacCormack122.03.50.364-0.7-0.5
Gary Wheelock205.48.00.402-1.2-0.5
Mike Kekich23544.157.90.432-5.7-0.7
Bob Galasso554.98.10.378-1.7-0.9
Juan Bernhardt1549.414.20.399-2.5-1.4
Skip Jutze25012.118.00.402-2.8-1.6
Bill Laxton1217.112.30.366-2.9-1.7
Dick Pole12224.935.00.415-4.9-1.9
Dan T. Meyer1,11295.8113.60.458-11.0-2.6




1977 Toronto Blue Jays
The career records of all members of the 1977 Blue Jays are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Toronto Blue Jays team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Ron Fairly2,437244.1211.30.5366.525.4
Bill Singer322131.1130.80.5014.215.9
Jim Clancy472149.2152.70.4940.815.3
Pete Vuckovich28685.077.80.5225.513.2
Doug Rader1,465166.5162.10.507-0.912.4
Ernie Whitt1,32896.394.60.5044.211.5
Steve Hargan35592.899.30.483-1.08.1
Alan Ashby1,369105.6113.70.481-2.46.0
Tom A. Murphy44082.491.50.474-2.95.8
Roy Howell1,110100.8108.30.482-4.34.3
Otto Velez63557.157.20.500-1.24.2
Pedro Garcia55354.160.80.470-2.22.3
Rick Cerone1,32991.8108.50.458-5.52.2
Gary Woods52131.934.00.484-1.71.0
Phil Roof85746.154.80.457-3.40.7
Dave Lemanczyk18542.551.50.452-4.40.4
Jerry Garvin19630.036.30.452-3.20.3
Jerry Johnson36538.847.40.450-4.70.3
Tom Bruno695.25.80.473-0.30.3
Jim Mason63243.955.40.442-3.60.3
Hector Torres61848.160.30.444-4.10.2
Tim Nordbrook1235.36.50.449-0.30.1
Steve Staggs11910.613.10.448-0.90.1
Mike Willis14412.515.00.453-1.60.0
Dave McKay64251.562.40.452-4.40.0
Dennis DeBarr140.30.40.434-0.1-0.0
Steve Bowling1037.99.00.466-0.7-0.0
Mike Darr Sr.10.10.70.121-0.3-0.3
Chuck Hartenstein18811.716.30.418-2.6-0.8
Bob Bailor94085.1100.50.458-8.0-0.8
Jeff Byrd174.37.70.357-1.6-1.0
Sam Ewing1658.612.50.407-2.1-1.0
John Scott1105.59.00.378-1.8-1.3
Doug Ault25617.422.50.437-3.0-1.3
Jesse Jefferson23753.269.50.434-7.9-1.8
Al Woods61461.373.30.455-7.3-1.9


The 1977 Toronto Blue Jay with the highest career pWORL, Ron Fairly, was also a member of the other first-year Canadian expansion team, the 1969 Montreal Expos.

1993 Colorado Rockies
The career records of all members of the 1993 Rockies are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Colorado Rockies team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Dale Murphy2,180280.8256.80.5224.324.6
Andres Galarraga2,255240.9206.10.5394.422.1
Bruce Hurst380138.1130.00.5157.920.7
Vinny Castilla1,851198.7194.30.506-0.215.3
Bryn Smith365104.3105.60.4973.913.4
Eric Young Sr.1,707187.8194.40.491-3.112.4
Andy Ashby312108.9117.60.4810.912.3
Armando Reynoso19869.571.80.4922.29.1
Dante Bichette1,701199.0204.10.494-8.08.4
Charlie Hayes1,545154.2158.50.493-4.48.0
Curt Leskanic60340.235.80.5291.16.0
Bruce Ruffin46973.580.70.476-1.96.0
Steve Reed83443.139.60.5220.45.9
Darren Holmes55734.730.40.5331.35.5
Greg W. Harris24252.257.30.476-1.14.3
Butch Henry14836.037.90.4870.44.2
Joe Girardi1,27290.2101.60.470-3.54.2
Kent Bottenfield29247.253.30.469-1.73.4
Jeff Parrett49133.735.10.490-1.82.4
Jerald Clark51248.748.90.499-1.52.3
Mike Munoz45314.813.10.5310.42.2
Lance Painter31523.025.00.480-1.01.8
Mark Knudson12123.325.70.475-1.01.5
David Nied5215.817.50.474-0.31.4
Alex Cole55953.158.90.474-3.41.1
Nelson Liriano81861.671.90.461-4.21.1
Scott Service33918.920.80.476-1.61.0
Gary Wayne2318.68.30.509-0.10.9
Chris C. Jones54029.431.90.479-1.90.8
Gerald Young62755.961.90.475-4.20.3
Daryl Boston1,00976.185.60.471-6.10.3
Danny Sheaffer38622.826.80.459-1.80.3
Jayhawk Owens1296.77.70.466-0.40.2
Freddie Benavides21814.617.20.459-1.10.1
Eric Wedge381.71.90.465-0.10.1
Marcus Moore792.73.40.448-0.4-0.0
Pedro Castellano512.02.50.448-0.2-0.1
Scott Fredrickson250.91.20.415-0.2-0.1
Willie Blair41862.280.10.437-8.0-0.1
Jim Tatum1703.64.80.425-0.6-0.1
Keith Shepherd412.83.70.432-0.5-0.1
Jay Gainer230.61.10.342-0.3-0.2
Mark Grant23427.235.30.435-3.5-0.3
Mo Sanford273.85.90.392-0.9-0.5
Roberto Mejia13010.113.00.437-1.4-0.5
Scott Aldred22924.734.60.417-4.7-1.3




1993 Florida Marlins
The career records of all members of the 1993 Marlins are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Florida Marlins team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Gary Sheffield2,573342.0289.80.54117.643.4
Trevor Hoffman1,034100.762.30.61816.627.4
Charlie Hough858211.6216.50.4940.522.2
Robb Nen64263.138.60.62010.517.2
Walt Weiss1,489151.0148.70.5044.716.4
Benito Santiago1,977176.3185.10.488-0.114.1
Carl Everett1,404151.2145.10.5100.513.3
Bryan Harvey32138.323.50.6206.410.2
Jeff Conine2,022207.6207.90.500-7.49.3
Dave Weathers96579.579.50.500-0.99.1
Chris Hammond44264.365.70.4951.38.2
Dave Magadan1,575125.9123.40.505-2.08.2
Pat Rapp25980.092.30.464-3.25.8
Bob McClure69955.455.00.502-0.45.7
Geronimo Berroa77464.867.40.490-3.03.7
Junior Felix58465.566.70.495-1.53.6
Luis Aquino22232.733.50.493-0.43.2
Alex Arias77150.354.90.478-1.72.7
Jim Corsi36821.219.80.516-0.12.5
Rich Rodriguez60924.825.40.494-1.02.2
Bret Barberie47544.247.60.481-1.62.2
Chuck Carr49750.954.90.481-2.81.5
Henry Cotto86163.969.80.478-3.71.5
John Johnstone23412.912.90.500-0.41.3
Joe Klink1766.56.10.5160.00.8
Matt Turner644.23.70.5300.20.7
Gus Polidor22510.711.90.475-0.30.6
Steve Decker26215.017.10.467-0.80.5
Ryan Bowen6520.425.80.442-1.70.5
Cris Carpenter29117.721.30.453-2.10.3
Scott Pose1877.89.00.465-0.60.2
Monty Fariss1036.37.10.469-0.40.1
Jack Armstrong15245.058.30.436-4.80.0
Mitch Lyden60.10.20.382-0.0-0.0
Terry McGriff1246.98.50.446-0.7-0.1
Nigel Wilson220.50.80.369-0.2-0.1
Rich Renteria18310.412.80.449-1.1-0.1
Matias Carrillo1044.86.70.420-1.0-0.5
Greg Briley58943.350.50.462-4.2-0.6
Richie Lewis21711.816.30.421-2.6-0.8
Bob Natal1194.67.30.387-1.3-0.8
Orestes Destrade23718.622.50.453-3.0-1.3
Darrell Whitmore1127.112.20.366-2.8-2.0


1998 Arizona Diamondbacks
The career records of all members of the 1998 Diamondbacks are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Arizona Diamondbacks team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Matt D. Williams1,864235.5208.00.53111.328.8
Jay Bell2,062241.2234.70.5077.426.2
Andy Benes405159.5159.90.4997.423.0
Jeff Suppan453150.3160.80.4830.917.0
Devon White1,932227.5225.70.502-1.116.6
Bernard Gilkey1,230142.3129.40.5242.513.5
Gregg Olson62149.238.40.5623.99.4
Tony Batista1,306129.5136.50.487-2.58.4
Omar Daal39270.073.50.4880.98.3
Brian J. Anderson29685.093.40.477-1.28.3
Damian Miller98875.476.50.4961.57.5
David Dellucci1,08187.187.60.498-2.05.5
Alan Embree88239.436.20.5210.35.4
Felix Rodriguez56330.126.10.5351.04.9
Kelly Stinnett73045.349.50.478-1.02.9
Andy Fox75653.757.90.481-1.92.7
Willie Banks18232.837.10.469-1.62.1
Travis Lee1,09799.0101.40.494-6.11.8
Aaron Small17214.213.50.5120.11.7
Bobby Chouinard1118.78.40.5080.11.1
Andy Stankiewicz40624.428.20.463-1.30.9
Chris C. Jones54029.431.90.479-1.90.8
Hanley Frias1648.69.00.486-0.10.7
Karim Garcia47944.548.50.478-3.10.6
Chris Michalak619.812.00.451-0.90.3
Danny Klassen817.07.60.477-0.30.3
Vladimir Nunez25421.426.70.445-2.70.2
Bryan Corey912.83.20.469-0.30.1
Bob Wolcott6617.022.10.434-2.10.1
Ricky Pickett20.00.00.147-0.0-0.0
Mike Robertson361.31.50.454-0.1-0.0
Neil Weber40.00.10.243-0.0-0.0
Efrain Valdez261.01.30.445-0.2-0.0
Willie Blair41862.280.10.437-8.0-0.1
Edwin R. Diaz70.20.40.275-0.1-0.1
Joel Adamson445.06.70.425-0.8-0.1
Amaury Telemaco21925.233.70.428-3.5-0.2
Yamil Benitez16912.314.60.457-1.4-0.3
Ben Ford311.42.90.323-0.8-0.6
Scott Brow593.15.10.375-1.1-0.6
Hensley Meulens17913.316.50.446-1.8-0.6
Clint Sodowsky1068.011.70.406-1.8-0.7
Barry Manuel964.16.50.383-1.4-0.8
Russ Springer74034.645.00.435-6.1-1.0
Brent Brede16810.714.60.422-2.3-1.3
Jorge Fabregas64435.548.80.421-5.3-1.8


The members of the 1998 Diamondbacks had the most combined career postseason games played of any first-year expansion team, 309. This is largely due to two things: (1) the playoffs are longer with more teams making them now than when the first 10 expansion teams debuted, and (2) the Diamondbacks made the playoffs faster than any other expansion team, winning the NL West in their second season in existence.

1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
The career records of all members of the 1998 Devil Rays are shown in next table.

Career Player Won-Lost Records for
Members of Original Tampa Bay Devil Rays team
(sorted by career pWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Wade Boggs2,439291.9254.30.53418.539.8
Fred McGriff2,458276.9230.80.54510.030.5
Roberto M. Hernandez1,01087.367.30.5657.317.5
Wilson Alvarez355105.199.30.5144.816.1
Randy Winn1,713196.8202.80.492-6.39.1
Dave Martinez1,900173.7179.40.492-6.97.1
Paul Sorrento1,09289.486.00.510-1.46.1
Miguel Cairo1,478109.4116.90.484-3.06.0
Rolando Arrojo15841.941.10.5051.15.6
Kevin Stocker84587.094.50.479-1.75.6
Jim Mecir47330.226.20.5361.04.8
Jason Johnson25571.586.70.452-6.02.7
Bubba Trammell58256.257.50.494-2.22.7
Albie Lopez29745.552.20.466-3.02.7
Jerome Walton58646.247.80.491-1.62.0
Tony Saunders6221.223.70.473-0.51.9
Esteban Yan47235.239.50.471-3.21.7
Rick White61534.138.90.467-3.21.6
Kerry Robinson44720.220.70.495-0.51.3
Mike R. Kelly31321.021.00.499-0.51.3
Bryan Rekar13136.345.70.443-3.60.8
Aaron Ledesma28321.124.20.467-1.00.8
Terrell Wade617.78.30.479-0.10.8
Mike Difelice54931.538.80.448-2.40.4
Scott McClain432.01.80.5240.10.2
Bobby Smith25822.025.90.459-1.70.2
Dan Carlson231.11.30.453-0.2-0.0
Eddie Gaillard300.60.80.410-0.2-0.1
Matt Ruebel775.77.30.438-0.8-0.1
Rick Gorecki71.42.10.403-0.3-0.1
Ramon Tatis782.02.70.428-0.4-0.1
Tim Laker27812.616.10.438-1.4-0.2
Mike Duvall531.01.80.350-0.5-0.3
Brad Pennington792.84.00.408-0.7-0.3
Rich Butler866.58.40.435-1.1-0.5
Dave Eiland9218.224.20.429-2.7-0.5
Quinton McCracken97667.678.90.461-6.5-0.5
Dennis Springer13033.545.10.426-4.9-0.6
Dave Silvestri1777.310.10.421-1.3-0.6
Julio Santana20921.529.00.425-3.9-0.8
John Flaherty1,04666.486.20.435-7.2-1.1
Scott Aldred22924.734.60.417-4.7-1.3


The 1998 Devil Rays are one of two first-year expansions teams with a Hall-of-Famer: Wade Boggs (although the 1993 Marlins have two possible future HOF candidates in Gary Sheffield and Trevor Hoffman).

Comparison of Expansion Teams
The next table compares the member of each expansion team who had the best career (as measured by total career pWORL).

Best Career Records for Members of First-Year Expansion Teams
Player Team pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
Gary SheffieldFLO342.0289.817.643.4
Wade BoggsTBA291.9254.318.539.8
Gil HodgesNYN224.8173.118.834.9
Jim FregosiLAA229.3210.813.931.8
Maury WillsMON251.1235.912.131.8
E. Mike GarciaWS2146.4118.718.330.3
Matt D. WilliamsARI235.5208.011.328.8
Ron FairlyTOR244.1211.36.525.4
Dale MurphyCOL280.8256.84.324.6
Joe NiekroSDN211.7222.62.622.1
Billy GoodmanHOU174.9160.56.920.6
Steve D. BarberSE1125.9123.35.517.1
Rick HoneycuttSEA123.9121.62.915.1
Jerry AdairKCA125.2126.32.512.7


Three first-year expansion teams had a player who amassed 40 career pWORL. In two cases, Wade Boggs and Gil Hodges, the expansion teams caught them at the end of their careers, after they had already compiled those 40 pWORL. In the case of Gary Sheffield, the Marlins actually got him for some of his prime (although, measured by pWORL, he ended up peaking somewhat later in his 30s).

The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners had the lowest "best career record" of any first-year expansion teams. And finally, total career records of all of the players on each first-year expansion team.

Combined Career Records of First-Year Expansion Teams
Team pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
FLO2,519.92,484.60.5232.6
COL2,748.42,819.8-47.9200.2
MON2,746.92,806.4-46.8200.0
ARI2,358.32,433.4-27.5190.8
LAA2,617.42,720.6-56.6175.9
SE12,345.02,448.7-55.8168.0
TBA2,234.12,283.9-42.9162.3
WS22,169.32,276.3-40.7155.3
HOU2,223.32,340.8-56.0148.7
KCA1,905.51,998.9-42.1133.7
NYN2,678.62,837.1-115.2122.1
TOR2,078.42,232.8-67.1120.5
SEA1,872.92,031.0-73.099.1
SDN2,000.32,204.3-98.090.5


The most total career pWORL by the players on a first-year expansion team were earned by the 1993 Florida Marlins. This is due largely to the presence on the Marlins of Gary Sheffield (if you subtract the top player from every team, the Marlins drop to 1st in total career pWORL). The Marlins are also the only first-year expansion team whose roster had a positive career pWOPA.

The two least successful expansion rosters, over their careers, were the 1969 San Diego Padres and the 1977 Seattle Mariners.

Somewhat interesting (to me, anyway), the three expansion teams who have moved to a different metropolitan area - the Senators, the Expos, and the Pilots all end up in the top half of the above table. Not that this really means anything.

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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