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Fergie Jenkins

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Fergie Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 3rd year of eligibility, 1991, with 75.4% of the vote.

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

Fergie Jenkins
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1965PHI22
7
0.70.80.464-0.1
0.0
0.60.60.512-0.00.1
23
61
9.79.90.4930.1
1.2
10.210.20.4990.21.4
1967CHN24
39
20.517.60.5372.2
3.8
18.317.50.5111.22.7
1968CHN25
40
21.718.30.5432.6
4.2
20.119.00.5141.53.0
1969CHN26
43
22.417.60.5603.3
5.2
20.718.20.5322.13.9
1970CHN27
40
22.217.20.5643.4
5.0
20.817.20.5472.64.2
1971CHN28
39
24.317.70.5804.5
6.3
22.718.10.5553.45.1
1972CHN29
36
18.916.50.5342.1
3.6
18.718.80.5000.92.5
1973CHN30
38
16.218.60.466-0.5
0.9
16.918.60.476-0.21.3
1974TEX31
41
23.014.60.6134.6
6.2
20.214.50.5823.14.7
1975TEX32
37
16.915.20.5261.0
2.5
15.715.60.5020.21.7
1976BOS33
30
11.311.50.4960.0
1.0
12.111.90.5030.21.3
1977BOS34
28
10.410.20.5030.2
1.3
11.311.40.4980.11.3
1978TEX35
34
15.010.60.5862.3
3.5
14.711.50.5601.62.9
1979TEX36
37
15.214.40.5120.6
1.9
15.515.40.5010.21.6
1980TEX37
29
12.812.10.5140.5
1.6
11.811.00.5170.51.5
1981TEX38
19
6.77.20.482-0.2
0.6
6.17.40.453-0.50.2
1982CHN39
34
13.914.70.4860.3
1.4
12.314.40.461-0.40.7
1983CHN40
33
9.111.00.453-0.5
0.4
10.210.90.4830.11.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
665
290.9255.80.53226.4
50.6
278.8262.30.51516.940.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
0
0.00.0 0.00.00.0 0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
665
290.9255.80.532
50.6
278.8262.30.515 40.9


The next table shows the top pitcher in each league each season of the 1970s as measured by pWins over replacement level (pWORL).

Top Pitchers by League-Season in the 1970s, pWORL
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1970ALSam McDowell22.817.93.2
4.9
NLBob Gibson22.113.95.1
6.5
1971ALVida Blue21.615.34.0
5.6
NLFergie Jenkins24.317.74.5
6.3
1972ALGaylord Perry25.219.04.1
6.1
NLSteve Carlton25.715.26.2
8.0
1973ALNolan Ryan23.015.93.8
5.6
NLTom Seaver20.314.04.0
5.4
1974ALFergie Jenkins23.014.64.6
6.2
NLAndy Messersmith18.413.93.0
4.3
1975ALJim Palmer20.612.44.2
5.8
NLTom Seaver18.913.63.4
4.8
1976ALJim Palmer19.613.63.1
4.6
NLSteve Carlton17.512.83.1
4.3
1977ALJim Palmer19.113.53.0
4.6
NLTom Seaver19.212.54.2
5.6
1978ALRon Guidry18.99.84.6
6.0
NLPhil Niekro22.319.02.6
4.3
1979ALMike Flanagan18.212.13.3
4.6
NLJ.R. Richard20.616.43.0
4.5


Fergie Jenkins actually won one Cy Young award in his career, in 1971 (in the National League), when Jenkins went 24-13, 2.77 in 325 innings pitched, leading the National League in pitcher wins, innings pitched, games started (39), complete games (30), fewest walks per nine innings (1.0), and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.11). Player won-lost records agree that he deserved that award.

Player won-lost records also think that Jenkins deserved a second Cy Young award, the 1974 American League Cy Young. That season, Jenkins went 25-12, 2.82 in 328.1 innings pitched, leading the American League in pitcher wins, complete games (29), fewest walks per nine innings (1.2), and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.00).

In fact, as measured by pWins over replacement level, Jenkins's 1974 season was the best season by an American League pitcher in the 1970s and his 1971 season was the third-best season by a National League pitcher in the 1970s behind the seasons just before and after his 1971 season.

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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