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Mike Schmidt

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 1995, with 96.5% of the vote.

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

Mike Schmidt
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1972PHI22
13
1.31.20.5200.0
0.1
1.01.00.481-0.00.0
1973PHI23
131
14.212.00.5410.7
1.8
12.911.70.5240.31.3
1974PHI24
162
24.016.80.5893.3
4.8
23.516.20.5933.34.8
1975PHI25
158
21.317.20.5531.9
3.4
23.216.50.5843.14.7
1976PHI26
160
23.616.10.5953.4
4.9
22.516.30.5802.84.2
1977PHI27
153
21.414.90.5892.8
4.3
21.415.10.5872.84.2
1978PHI28
145
20.216.20.5551.6
3.0
18.414.80.5531.42.7
1979PHI29
160
24.117.10.5853.1
4.7
23.317.40.5722.54.1
1980PHI30
150
23.616.90.5823.0
4.5
24.417.30.5853.24.8
1981PHI31
102
17.110.60.6162.8
3.9
15.810.30.6052.43.4
1982PHI32
148
22.516.20.5802.6
4.1
21.215.00.5852.64.0
1983PHI33
153
22.317.00.5672.1
3.5
22.416.60.5742.43.8
1984PHI34
151
22.517.60.5612.2
3.8
21.816.10.5762.74.1
1985PHI35
158
18.816.40.5340.5
1.8
20.015.00.5711.83.1
1986PHI36
160
21.015.50.5742.1
3.5
19.814.30.5812.23.5
1987PHI37
147
22.216.80.5702.2
3.8
20.315.00.5752.23.6
1988PHI38
108
12.613.10.491-0.4
0.6
13.312.60.5140.21.2
1989PHI39
42
4.65.70.449-0.6
-0.2
4.84.80.500-0.10.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,401
337.4257.40.56733.6
56.4
330.0246.10.57335.757.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
36
4.14.40.484 0.14.64.20.519 0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,437
341.5261.80.567
56.4
334.5250.30.573 58.2


Mike Schmidt is widely regarded as the greatest third baseman in major-league history. Player won-lost records agree. The next table shows the top 10 players in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) net wins earned as a third baseman.

Third Base
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Mike Schmidt307.1234.20.56731.0
2Eddie Mathews294.4229.40.56227.6
3Chipper Jones259.6209.30.55421.3
4Wade Boggs276.6244.20.53116.2
5George Brett223.4189.50.54116.1
6Ron Santo277.7236.40.54016.1
7Scott Rolen248.9213.60.53814.6
8Adrian Beltre319.0287.30.52614.0
9Alex Rodriguez153.0125.70.54913.2
10Evan Longoria166.2141.60.54012.1


Mike Schmidt was a wonderful combination of great hitting - 548 home runs (16th all-time), 1,595 RBI (37th all-time), 1,507 walks (18th all-time) - and fielding - 10 Gold Gloves.

Again, Player won-lost records agree that Schmidt was elite at both of these things.

The next table shows the top 10 players in (context-neutral) career batting wins over non-pitcher average.

Batting
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Barry Bonds306.8184.60.62456.6
2Ted Williams253.3141.30.64252.2
3Babe Ruth201.198.40.67148.8
4Hank Aaron332.7232.80.58844.8
5Mickey Mantle243.2150.30.61842.8
6Willie Mays294.9200.30.59642.6
7Stan Musial297.8208.90.58839.7
8Lou Gehrig200.3118.00.62938.3
9Frank Robinson276.3191.70.59038.3
10Mel Ott234.7152.10.60737.8

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



And the next table shows the top 10 players in (context-neutral) net fielding wins at third base.

Fielding, 3B
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Brooks Robinson90.177.20.53912.9
2Mike Schmidt76.067.90.5288.1
3Buddy Bell70.763.00.5297.7
4Adrian Beltre79.772.50.5247.2
5Aurelio Rodriguez60.253.20.5317.0
6Ken Keltner50.944.40.5356.6
7George Kell53.146.80.5326.3
8Tim Wallach66.260.00.5246.2
9Terry Pendleton63.857.70.5256.2
10Scott Rolen61.355.30.5266.0


And finally, bringing it all together, the top 25 players in career eWins over positional average and replacement level among all players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 25 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 25 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Barry Bonds456.8310.260.3
90.3
1Barry Bonds456.8310.260.3
90.3
2Roger Clemens310.8225.548.7
76.7
2Roger Clemens310.8225.548.7
76.7
3Babe Ruth287.9176.646.4
65.4
3Hank Aaron477.6363.739.9
74.6
4Ted Williams366.6248.445.8
70.8
4Willie Mays438.9327.943.1
74.2
5Greg Maddux321.0261.945.3
73.2
5Greg Maddux321.0261.945.3
73.2
6Mickey Mantle342.3232.244.8
68.1
6Ted Williams366.6248.445.8
70.8
7Willie Mays438.9327.943.1
74.2
7Mickey Mantle342.3232.244.8
68.1
8Joe L. Morgan367.6295.741.3
67.7
8Joe L. Morgan367.6295.741.3
67.7
9Alex Rodriguez365.5292.540.8
67.3
9Alex Rodriguez365.5292.540.8
67.3
10Mel Ott353.8251.539.9
65.2
10Babe Ruth287.9176.646.4
65.4
11Hank Aaron477.6363.739.9
74.6
11Mel Ott353.8251.539.9
65.2
12Mike Schmidt330.0246.135.7
57.8
12Stan Musial413.1314.734.8
64.1
13Stan Musial413.1314.734.8
64.1
13Warren Spahn337.2295.634.0
61.3
14Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson267.6215.534.1
58.9
14Rickey Henderson425.6349.030.3
60.8
15Warren Spahn337.2295.634.0
61.3
15Frank Robinson384.6294.130.6
59.2
16Eddie Mathews316.1242.231.3
53.8
16Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson267.6215.534.1
58.9
17Bob Gibson258.8219.231.0
51.8
17Mike Schmidt330.0246.135.7
57.8
18Tom Seaver300.8262.631.0
55.2
18Tom Seaver300.8262.631.0
55.2
19Pedro J. Martinez183.0132.530.8
47.5
19Gaylord Perry322.2286.327.4
54.9
20Frank Robinson384.6294.130.6
59.2
20Cal Ripken374.9344.626.8
54.6
21Lou Gehrig244.1159.530.4
47.2
21Eddie Mathews316.1242.231.3
53.8
22Rickey Henderson425.6349.030.3
60.8
22Al Kaline373.0298.024.5
52.3
23Jimmie Foxx262.4181.728.9
47.8
23Nolan Ryan334.9308.622.7
52.1
24Joe DiMaggio261.6193.228.6
47.1
24Bob Gibson258.8219.231.0
51.8
25Mike Mussina218.9170.228.3
49.6
25Carl Yastrzemski427.1361.918.8
51.7


And that, my friends, is an easy Hall-of-Famer.



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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