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Reggie Jackson

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 1993, with 93.6% of the vote.

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

Reggie Jackson
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1967KC121
35
2.74.00.403-0.8
-0.5
3.33.90.463-0.4-0.1
1968OAK22
154
20.918.50.5310.5
2.1
23.318.30.5601.73.4
1969OAK23
152
24.716.70.5962.9
4.7
27.217.30.6113.85.7
1970OAK24
149
16.115.70.507-0.3
1.1
16.514.40.5360.62.0
1971OAK25
150
22.715.80.5892.7
4.2
22.516.80.5732.13.7
1972OAK26
135
20.815.80.5681.9
3.4
21.015.90.5681.93.4
1973OAK27
151
23.916.50.5913.3
5.0
22.316.40.5762.64.3
1974OAK28
148
22.317.40.5622.1
3.6
19.515.80.5531.52.9
1975OAK29
157
25.519.10.5712.7
4.5
22.418.00.5551.83.4
1976BAL30
133
22.116.10.5792.7
4.2
20.515.70.5662.13.5
1977NYA31
146
21.615.70.5792.4
3.9
18.615.40.5471.02.5
1978NYA32
139
19.114.70.5651.7
3.1
17.515.20.5350.72.1
1979NYA33
131
18.615.60.5430.9
2.3
17.314.60.5430.92.1
1980NYA34
143
19.714.30.5802.4
3.9
18.714.20.5692.03.4
1981NYA35
94
10.510.10.509-0.0
0.9
9.99.20.5180.21.0
1982CAL36
153
19.917.80.5270.7
2.2
19.516.70.5381.12.5
1983CAL37
116
9.411.50.449-1.2
-0.3
9.911.70.457-1.1-0.1
1984CAL38
143
13.511.90.5310.4
1.9
11.411.50.499-0.41.0
1985CAL39
143
14.913.00.5350.8
2.1
15.213.30.5320.82.0
1986CAL40
132
11.89.90.5430.7
1.9
10.69.70.5220.21.4
1987OAK41
115
6.58.00.446-0.9
-0.1
7.88.20.487-0.30.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,819
367.1298.30.55225.6
54.1
354.7292.00.54822.750.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
77
10.18.10.556 1.610.48.00.567 1.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,896
377.2306.30.552
55.7
365.1300.00.548 52.2


Reggie Jackson was one of a kind. He was brash, boastful. He was one of the first high-profile free agents in Major-League history. As an Oakland A, he once boasted that if he played in New York, they'd name a candy bar after him. When he played in New York, they named a candy bar after him. To younger fans, he is perhaps best known for attempting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth in The Naked Gun. Reggie Jackson played on five World Series winners. He was American League MVP and World Series MVP in 1973. He was World Series MVP in 1977 for hitting three home runs on three pitches in Game 6, earning the nickname Mr. October. He was voted to start 10 All-Star games. Reggie Jackson's life was so full that he "wrote" two autobiographies.

Almost lost in everything that was Reggie Jackson was the simple fact that Reggie Jackson was an exceptional baseball player.

The next table shows the top 10 players in pWins over either positional average or replacement level during the 1970's.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Joe L. Morgan221.0158.234.4
49.5
1Joe L. Morgan221.0158.234.4
49.5
2Jim Palmer171.1122.428.0
41.3
2Jim Palmer171.1122.428.0
41.3
3Tom Seaver177.3138.626.6
39.9
3Tom Seaver177.3138.626.6
39.9
4Johnny Bench174.6133.020.9
33.1
4Reggie Jackson212.6162.520.1
35.3
5Reggie Jackson212.6162.520.1
35.3
5Steve Carlton183.1160.219.4
33.8
6Steve Carlton183.1160.219.4
33.8
6Johnny Bench174.6133.020.9
33.1
7Fergie Jenkins171.1143.318.5
32.6
7Fergie Jenkins171.1143.318.5
32.6
8Bobby Grich152.2122.818.3
29.1
8Gaylord Perry176.4150.917.7
32.3
9Gaylord Perry176.4150.917.7
32.3
9Don Sutton163.1143.616.4
29.4
10Mike Schmidt150.2111.516.9
27.0
10Bobby Grich152.2122.818.3
29.1


Reggie Jackson was the best non-pitcher in the American League for the 1970's.

As noted above, Reggie Jackson played for 5 World Series winners (although he was injured and missed the 1972 World Series) and was named World Series MVP twice. The next table shows the top 10 players in World Series pWORL in the 1970's.

1970s World Series Performance: pWins
(sorted by pWORL)
eWins eLosses eWinPct eWORL
1Reggie Jackson4.11.90.6801.3
2Rollie Fingers3.31.80.6411.0
3Ken Holtzman3.01.90.6080.8
4Joe L. Morgan2.91.90.6140.8
5Brooks Robinson2.21.00.6860.7
6Luis Tiant1.80.80.6870.6
7Steve Blass1.70.70.6980.6
8Johnny Bench2.92.10.5830.6
9Joe Rudi2.91.90.6050.6
10Bert Campaneris2.92.40.5450.6


So, what do you get when you combine great regular-season performance with great postseason performance? Obviously, you get an historically great player. The final table shows the top 25 players in pWins over replacement level, including both regular-season and postseason games, among all players for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records.

Top 25 Players, Career pWORL, Regular Season and Postseason

pWins over Replacement Level
Top 25 Players, since 1947
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Barry Bonds468.5321.460.1
91.1
2Willie Mays463.3338.149.6
82.0
3Roger Clemens330.7239.352.2
81.9
4Hank Aaron495.2375.442.2
78.1
5Greg Maddux341.1283.945.5
75.5
6Mickey Mantle360.9237.651.0
75.3
7Joe L. Morgan380.8297.946.9
73.8
8Warren Spahn348.9289.143.3
70.7
9Alex Rodriguez382.9305.442.9
70.6
10Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson289.2228.439.1
65.7
11Derek Jeter390.7340.635.4
63.7
12Tom Seaver312.3260.338.2
62.8
13Albert Pujols347.1250.436.4
61.0
14Frank Robinson399.9307.431.0
60.8
15Rickey Henderson434.8360.029.2
60.4
16Steve Carlton344.9310.732.2
60.0
17Eddie Mathews323.0242.034.7
57.5
18Cal Ripken387.0353.528.7
57.3
19Chipper Jones347.7269.333.2
57.3
20Bob Gibson269.3220.935.7
57.0
21Tom Glavine294.1264.329.8
56.7
22Mike Schmidt341.5261.833.3
56.4
23Nolan Ryan359.6330.624.8
56.3
24Reggie Jackson377.2306.326.4
55.7
25Jim Palmer250.6191.535.1
55.3




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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