Wilbur Wood Stats

Wilbur Wood was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1941, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wood was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 30, 1961, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Wilbur Wood baseball stats page.

"And master it (the knuckleball) he did. With the introduction of the designated hitter rule in the American League for the 1973 season, many predicted (Wilbur) Wood would have his biggest season ever. Now that the rubber-armed southpaw did not have to be removed for a pinch hitter in the late innings, it was figured he would be a lock for 30 wins. Some even predicted 40. Instead, Wilbur finished 24-20 for a White Sox club that won ten fewer games than in 1973. Still, Wood made history as his won-lost figure represented the first time a hurler both won and lost 20 games in the same season since Walter Johnson posted a 25-20 mark in 1916." - Historian Russell Wolinsky in Wilbur Wood's Rubber Arm (Can of Corn, Hall of Fame Website, 2004)
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#110 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1975top01' title='1975 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Wilbur Wood Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#110 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Wilbur Forrester Wood
Nickname:
Wilbah
Born On:
10-22-1941  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Belmont High School (Belmont, MA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
06-30-1961 (Age 19)
Last Game:
08-22-1978
Draft:
Not Applicable
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1961 20 Red Sox 6 1 2 0 0 .000 5.54 0 0 0 13.0 61 14 8 8 2 7 0 7 1 0 0 -
1962 21 Red Sox 1 1 0 0 0 .000 3.52 0 0 0 7.2 31 6 3 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 -
1963 22 Red Sox 25 6 11 0 5 .000 3.76 0 0 0 64.2 271 67 27 35 10 13 1 28 2 3 1 -
1964 23 Red Sox 4 0 2 0 0 .000 17.47 0 0 0 5.2 34 13 11 11 1 3 2 5 2 0 0 -
1964 23 Pirates 3 2 0 0 2 .000 3.63 1 0 0 17.1 79 16 7 8 0 11 3 7 3 2 1 -
1965 24 Pirates 34 1 9 1 1 .500 3.16 0 0 0 51.1 206 44 18 21 3 16 3 29 1 1 0 -
1967 26 White Sox 51 8 10 4 2 .667 2.45 0 0 4 95.1 404 95 26 34 2 28 4 47 6 1 2 -
1968 27 White Sox 88 2 46 13 12 .520 1.87 0 0 16 159.0 626 127 33 39 8 33 12 74 3 3 0 -
1969 28 White Sox 76 0 50 10 11 .476 3.01 0 0 15 119.2 511 113 40 48 13 40 15 73 5 3 0 -
1970 29 White Sox 77 0 62 9 13 .409 2.81 0 0 21 121.2 507 118 38 50 7 36 7 85 4 2 0 -
1971 30 White Sox 44 42 2 22 13 .629 1.91 22 7 1 334.0 1,316 272 71 95 21 62 2 210 6 7 0 -
1972 31 White Sox 49 49 0 24 17 .585 2.51 20 8 0 376.2 1,490 325 105 119 28 74 5 193 11 7 0 -
1973 32 White Sox 49 48 1 24 20 .545 3.46 21 4 0 359.1 1,531 381 138 166 25 91 3 199 7 7 0 -
1974 33 White Sox 42 42 0 20 19 .513 3.60 22 1 0 320.1 1,316 305 128 143 27 80 8 169 5 9 0 -
1975 34 White Sox 43 43 0 16 20 .444 4.11 14 2 0 291.1 1,245 309 133 148 26 92 5 140 6 5 2 -
1976 35 White Sox 7 7 0 4 3 .571 2.24 5 1 0 56.1 225 51 14 24 3 11 0 31 1 0 0 -
1977 36 White Sox 24 18 2 7 8 .467 4.99 5 1 0 122.2 548 139 68 75 10 50 0 42 0 10 0 -
1978 37 White Sox 28 27 1 10 10 .500 5.20 4 0 0 168.0 753 187 97 103 23 74 1 69 9 3 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
17 Years 651 297 198 164 156 .513 3.24 114 24 57 2,684.0 11,154 2,582 965 1,130 209 724 71 1,411 72 63 6 -
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1961 20 Red Sox 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 21 Red Sox 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1963 22 Red Sox 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 23 Red Sox 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 23 Pirates 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 24 Pirates 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1967 26 White Sox 51 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 1 .063 .118 .125
1968 27 White Sox 88 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 17 2 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091
1969 28 White Sox 76 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 1 0 .000 .063 .000
1970 29 White Sox 77 18 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .167
1971 30 White Sox 44 96 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 57 17 0 0 2 .052 .150 .052
1972 31 White Sox 49 125 8 17 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 65 13 0 0 4 .136 .176 .136
1973 32 White Sox 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 33 White Sox 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 34 White Sox 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 35 White Sox 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 36 White Sox 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 37 White Sox 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 651 322 11 27 2 0 0 0 13 20 0 189 38 0 1 7 .084 .140 .090
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1961 Red Sox P 6 1 39 2 0.3 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1962 Red Sox P 1 1 23 3 3.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.52
1963 Red Sox P 25 6 194 13 0.5 12 2 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.67
1964 Red Sox P 4 0 17 3 0.8 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.76
1964 Pirates P 3 2 52 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.52
1965 Pirates P 34 1 154 8 0.2 8 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
1967 White Sox P 51 8 286 22 0.4 20 7 13 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.89
1968 White Sox P 88 2 477 32 0.4 32 7 25 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.81
1969 White Sox P 76 0 359 28 0.4 27 5 22 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.03
1970 White Sox P 77 0 365 34 0.4 34 7 27 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.52
1971 White Sox P 44 42 1,002 77 1.8 76 11 65 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.05
1972 White Sox P 49 49 1,130 95 1.9 91 9 82 4 8 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.17
1973 White Sox P 49 48 1,078 72 1.5 71 9 62 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.78
1974 White Sox P 42 42 961 78 1.9 75 8 67 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.11
1975 White Sox P 43 43 874 62 1.4 61 8 53 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.88
1976 White Sox P 7 7 169 13 1.9 13 1 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1977 White Sox P 24 18 368 36 1.5 36 3 33 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.64
1978 White Sox P 28 27 504 42 1.5 42 2 40 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 651 297 8,052 621 1.0 607 84 523 14 26 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.04
17 Years 651 297 8,052 621 1.0 607 84 523 14 26 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.04
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1961 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.00 4.85 4.85
1962 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.00 3.52 3.52
1963 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.15 3.90 1.81
1964 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.67 7.94 4.76
1964 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.64 3.63 5.71
1965 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.81 5.08 2.81
1967 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 16.0 1.68 4.44 2.64
1968 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 11.0 2.24 4.19 1.87
1969 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 0.0 1.83 5.49 3.01
1970 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 6.0 2.36 6.29 2.66
1971 White Sox 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 3.39 5.66 1.67
1972 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 17.9 2.61 4.61 1.77
1973 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.19 4.98 2.28
1974 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.11 4.75 2.25
1975 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.52 4.32 2.84
1976 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.82 4.95 1.76
1977 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.84 3.08 3.67
1978 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.93 3.70 3.96
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 24.8 1.95 4.73 2.43
Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 Boston Red Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1962 Boston Red Sox 41 Undetermined - -
1963 Boston Red Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1964 Boston Red Sox 19 Undetermined - -
1964 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 Undetermined - -
1965 Pittsburgh Pirates 35 Undetermined - -
1967 Chicago White Sox 28 $12,000.00 - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1969 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1970 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1971 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined Stats -
1972 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Chicago White Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1974 Chicago White Sox 28 $125,000.00 Stats -
1975 Chicago White Sox 28 $130,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago White Sox 28 $135,000.00 - -
1977 Chicago White Sox 28 $140,000.00 - -
1978 Chicago White Sox 28 $140,000.00 - -


On July 20, 1973, Wilbur Wood started both ends of a doubleheader ( Game 1 / Game 2 ) - the last pitcher in baseball history to do so. Wood lost both games and finished the season with twenty-four wins, and twenty-losses, the last pitcher in American League history to reach both plateaus (20-wins / 20-losses) during the season. Do you know who did it last in the National League? Clue: He was a real Knucksie . [ Answer ]

American League pitchers in the 20-wins & 20-losses club are Joe McGinnity (1901 / 26 wins & 20 losses), Bill Dinneen (1902 / 21 wins & 21 losses), George Mullin (1905 / 21 wins & 21 losses AND 1907 / 20 wins & 20 losses), Jim Scott (1913 / 20 wins & 21 losses), and Walter Johnson (1916 / 25 wins and 20 losses).

Wilbur Wood Cartoon
Wilbur Wood Cartoon | Artwork by Kurt Snibbe | On This Day in Sports ( Link )
In 1965, Eddie Fisher pitched in 82 games for the Chicago White Sox , the first pitcher in team history to pitch in 80-or-more games in a single season. Three years later, Wilbur Wood pitched in 88 games for the Pale Hose , setting a new single season team record that is still the most in team history.

Wilbur Wood not only set the team record, he set a new American League record for most games pitched in single season, a mark since broken by Mike Marshall , who pitched in a record setting 90 games for the 1979 Minnesota Twins .

Did you know that Wilbur Wood tied the American League record for most batters hit in an inning on September 10, 1977 ? In the bottom of the first inning, at Anaheim Stadium, Wood plunked Dave Kingman , then Don Baylor , then Dave Chalk , consecutively, tying the Major League record. [ Hit by Pitch Record Book ]

Last-Modified: December 17, 2018 7:25 AM EST

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