Got Those Numbers Here Somewhere

Cruising into the dog days, it’s high time we checked some numbers. Before the usual leader board, here’s a few extra fun facts.

Boston starters’ ERAs: Jenkins 4.04, Lee 5.17, Cleveland 5.30, Aase 5.37, Wise 5.38, Tiant 6.34, Paxton 6.68…The five contenders in head-to-head meetings: Yankees 31-20, Red Sox 28-27, Rangers 28-28, Royals 28-31, Orioles 22-31…Cubs have made 58 more errors than the Dodgers…John Denny of St. Louis has given up just 3 homers in 100 innings of work…The five contenders in their head-to-head meetings: Reds 34-22, Dodgers 30-27, Pirates 28-27, Cards 24-31, Phillies 22-31

AL LEADERS

OPS
1.073 Carbo, BOS (in 247 AB)
1.021 Carew, MIN
0.988 Thornton, CLE
0.977 Yaz, BOS
0.959 Gamble, CHX
0.952 Brett, KC
0.928 Hargrove, TEX
0.931 Hisle, MIN
0.917 Jackson, NYY
0.915 Rice, BOS
0.915 Fisk, BOS

BATTING AVG
.404-Carew, MIN, .346-Bostock, MIN, .337-Yaz, BOS,
.336-Brett, KC, .332-Munson, NYY, .325-Hisle, MIN

HOMERS
25-Harrah, TEX, 23-Thornton, CLE, 22-Yaz, BOS,
22-Gamble, CHX, 22-Carbo, BOS

RBIs
76-Thornton, CLE, 76-Rice, BOS, 74-Yaz, BOS, 74-Jackson, NYY,
73-McRae, KC, 73-Hisle, MIN, 70-Harrah, TEX

GWRBIs
12-Brett, KC, 10-Piniella, NYY, 10-Murray, BAL,
9-Harrah, TEX, 9-Cowens, KC, 9-Yaz, BOS

WALKS
81-Hargrove, TEX, 59-Thornton, CLE, 58-Carbo, BOS,
56-Harrah, TEX, 50-Fisk, BOS, 47-Singleton, BAL

WINS
13-3 Perry, TEX, 13-5 Leonard, KC, 13-7 Palmer, BAL,
11-5 Figueroa, NYY, 11-6 Guidry, NYY, 10-3 Jenkins, BOS,
10-5 Gullett, NYY, 10-5 Kravec, CHX

E.R.A.
2.19 Leonard, KC, 2.80 Guidry, NYY,
2.83 Blyleven, TEX, 3.24 Palmer, BAL

SAVES
16-Campbell, BOS, 10-Littell, K.C., 9-Lyle, NYY

STRIKEOUTS
156-Leonard, KC, 149-Perry, TEX, 143-Guidry, NY,
138-Blyleven, TEX, 128-Eckersley, CLE

NL LEADERS

OPS
1.094 Smith, L.A.
1.060 Foster, CIN
1.030 Parker, PIT
0.980 Bench, CIN
0.983 Carter, MON
0.983 McBride, PHL
0.953 Simmons, STL
0.942 Ferguson, HOU (in 213 AB)
0.940 Baker, L.A.
0.925 Robinson, PIT
0.920 Luzinski, PHL

BATTING AVG
.376-Parker, PIT, .371-Templeton, STL, .357-McBride, PHL,
.352-Simmons, STL, .338-Rose, CIN, .329-Robinson, PIT,
.320-Hernandez, STL,.313-Foster, CIN

HOMERS
39-Foster, CIN, 35-Bench, CIN, 27-Carter, MON, 23-Smith, L.A.,
22-Watson, HOU, 22-Luzinski, PHL

RBIs
115-Foster, CIN, 97-Bench, CIN, 88-Parker, PIT, 80-Watson, HOU,
80-Robinson, PIT, 72-Garvey, L.A., 72-Cey, L.A.

GWRBIs
13-Watson, HOU, 13-Rose, CIN, 11-Foster, CIN,
10-Hernandez, STL, 9-Luzinski, PHL

WALKS
77-Morgan, CIN, 63-Smith- L.A., 57-Griffey, CIN,
55-Schmidt, PHL, 54-Driessen, CIN, 53-Lopes, L.A.

WINS
15-2 Seaver, CIN, 15-5 Candelaria, PIT, 13-5 Carlton, PHL,
13-5 John, L.A., 12-6 Richard, HOU, 10-3 Lonborg, PHL

E.R.A.
1.88-Candelaria, PIT, 2.48-Richard, HOU, 2.64-Seaver, CIN,
2.87-Carlton, PHL, 2.97-Hooton, L.A., 3.11-Forsch, STL

SAVES
13-Hough, L.A., 11-Gossage, PIT, 11-Kerrigan, MON,
10-Sambito, HOU, 10-Garber, PHL

STRIKEOUTS
134-Carlton, PHL, 127-Rogers, MON, 124-Richard, HOU,
124-Seaver, CIN, 103-Candelaria, PIT, 98-Hooton, L.A.

GET YOUR TEAM BREAKDOWNS RIGHT HERE! Per usual, here are PDFs of Team Hitting, Team Pitching, and Assorted Miscellany.

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