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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.

Five highlights of Mike Schmidt's career: The first two tables below present Mike Schmidt's career as measured by Player won-lost records, in and out of context.

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWORL pWOPA
1972PHI22
13
1.31.20.20.1
1973PHI23
131
14.312.03.11.8
1974PHI24
162
23.816.78.46.5
1975PHI25
158
21.417.25.63.8
1976PHI26
160
23.716.28.86.9
1977PHI27
154
21.615.07.85.9
1978PHI28
145
20.216.35.13.4
1979PHI29
160
24.317.28.56.5
1980PHI30
150
23.717.08.16.2
1981PHI31
102
17.110.77.46.0
1982PHI32
148
22.616.37.65.8
1983PHI33
154
22.517.06.64.8
1984PHI34
151
22.517.66.44.5
1985PHI35
158
19.016.23.21.5
1986PHI36
160
21.015.46.64.8
1987PHI37
147
22.316.86.74.8
1988PHI38
108
12.513.20.3-1.0
1989PHI39
42
4.65.8-0.8-1.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,403
338.3257.699.670.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
36
4.24.40.0-0.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,439
342.5262.099.670.5


Expected Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games eWins eLosses eWORL eWOPA
1972PHI22
13
1.21.30.0-0.1
1973PHI23
131
13.812.52.00.7
1974PHI24
162
24.016.58.96.9
1975PHI25
158
22.516.17.96.0
1976PHI26
160
23.116.77.75.8
1977PHI27
154
21.515.17.65.8
1978PHI28
145
20.216.35.13.3
1979PHI29
160
23.717.77.65.5
1980PHI30
150
23.717.08.46.4
1981PHI31
102
16.811.06.95.5
1982PHI32
148
22.816.27.86.0
1983PHI33
154
22.616.87.05.1
1984PHI34
151
23.017.27.25.3
1985PHI35
158
20.115.15.43.8
1986PHI36
160
21.215.36.85.1
1987PHI37
147
22.516.67.15.3
1988PHI38
108
13.212.41.80.5
1989PHI39
42
5.25.20.4-0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,403
340.9255.0105.676.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
36
4.44.10.60.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,439
345.4259.1106.277.1


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 Schmidt315.1240.80.56765.7
2Eddie Mathews294.0229.80.56156.2
3Chipper Jones266.7214.90.55445.4
4Ron Santo286.6244.00.54033.8
5George Brett220.5187.30.54131.5
6Wade Boggs272.8240.80.53131.0
7Scott Rolen261.3224.60.53830.9
8Adrian Beltre339.5306.00.52629.0
9Alex Rodriguez160.9132.00.54927.9
10Ron Cey249.4215.60.53625.7


Mike Schmidt was a wonderful combination of great hitting - 548 home runs (16th all-time), 1,595 RBI (39th 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 25 players in (context-neutral) career batting wins over non-pitcher average.

Batting
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWOPA
1Babe Ruth244.8120.30.671120.4
2Barry Bonds309.4187.30.623115.2
3Ted Williams260.4145.40.642109.3
4Hank Aaron344.7241.60.58894.2
5Mel Ott275.4178.10.60790.6
6Willie Mays306.8208.40.59690.3
7Mickey Mantle247.4152.50.61989.0
8Lou Gehrig231.0137.10.62888.9
9Stan Musial300.7211.60.58781.0
10Frank Robinson285.7198.80.59079.9
11Jimmie Foxx236.0152.80.60777.5
12Mike Schmidt239.6165.30.59268.0
13Willie McCovey243.5170.20.58966.7
14Frank E. Thomas227.8161.40.58566.0
15Manny Ramirez231.9165.70.58365.1
16Jim Thome230.0164.10.58464.6
17Harmon Killebrew237.7167.30.58764.6
18Alex Rodriguez268.1203.90.56863.2
19Reggie Jackson261.3196.70.57062.5
20Albert Pujols281.0215.00.56761.6
21Eddie Mathews228.4163.00.58459.0
22Mark McGwire181.1121.00.59958.8
23Willie Stargell219.7156.40.58457.2
24Jeff Bagwell214.8153.10.58456.1
25Johnny Mize181.6121.20.60055.8

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 Robinson90.076.90.53913.1
2Mike Schmidt76.668.40.5288.1
3Buddy Bell71.363.60.5287.6
4Adrian Beltre83.376.00.5237.3
5Aurelio Rodriguez60.553.30.5327.2
6Ken Keltner52.245.30.5356.8
7Terry Pendleton64.458.20.5256.2
8George Kell53.447.20.5316.2
9Robin Ventura58.352.20.5286.1
10Tim Wallach66.760.60.5246.1


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 Bonds462.8314.6127.0
164.8
1Barry Bonds462.8314.6127.0
164.8
2Babe Ruth362.8225.0122.2
152.8
2Babe Ruth362.8225.0122.2
152.8
3Ted Williams371.0251.9101.5
133.8
3Mel Ott410.4290.3100.2
136.9
4Mel Ott410.4290.3100.2
136.9
4Willie Mays455.2339.696.7
136.8
5Mickey Mantle346.7234.897.5
127.2
5Ted Williams371.0251.9101.5
133.8
6Willie Mays455.2339.696.7
136.8
6Hank Aaron491.3374.688.4
132.3
7Roger Clemens314.9230.890.6
127.3
7Roger Clemens314.9230.890.6
127.3
8Hank Aaron491.3374.688.4
132.3
8Mickey Mantle346.7234.897.5
127.2
9Greg Maddux329.1270.084.8
121.9
9Greg Maddux329.1270.084.8
121.9
10Alex Rodriguez373.2299.280.2
113.9
10Alex Rodriguez373.2299.280.2
113.9
11Joe L. Morgan368.6296.079.0
111.6
11Stan Musial416.8317.374.9
112.9
12Mike Schmidt340.9255.076.9
105.6
12Joe L. Morgan368.6296.079.0
111.6
13Lou Gehrig280.9184.176.7
101.0
13Mike Schmidt340.9255.076.9
105.6
14Stan Musial416.8317.374.9
112.9
14Frank Robinson396.4304.068.0
103.9
15Jimmie Foxx291.5202.769.1
95.1
15Warren Spahn343.6303.061.5
101.1
16Frank Robinson396.4304.068.0
103.9
16Lou Gehrig280.9184.176.7
101.0
17Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson276.4224.464.1
97.2
17Rickey Henderson427.9350.462.6
100.7
18Eddie Mathews318.2244.364.1
92.7
18Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson276.4224.464.1
97.2
19Rickey Henderson427.9350.462.6
100.7
19Jimmie Foxx291.5202.769.1
95.1
20Pedro J. Martinez191.6138.661.6
83.7
20Eddie Mathews318.2244.364.1
92.7
21Warren Spahn343.6303.061.5
101.1
21Albert Pujols352.9274.257.2
89.8
22Joe DiMaggio275.2205.460.9
85.9
22Gaylord Perry320.4285.951.0
88.8
23Lefty Grove246.2200.459.9
88.5
23Lefty Grove246.2200.459.9
88.5
24Rogers Hornsby223.3164.459.8
79.8
24Al Kaline377.7302.053.0
87.6
25Albert Pujols352.9274.257.2
89.8
25Tom Seaver300.5264.953.8
87.3


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

Article last updated: May 18, 2020



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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