104. Larry Jackson

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104. Larry Jackson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 2, 1931 in Nampa, ID USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1955
  • Final Game: September 27, 1968
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Larry Jackson played for some good teams, but never any great ones (he never played in the post season). As such, Jackson never made the 200 Win club, but his value as an innings eater was essential to the success that many of his teams had.

Once Larry Jackson worked his way permanently into the Cardinals rotation, he seemingly never left. Jackson would become the ace of many average teams and would go on to set the modern record for right handers in Wins without winning a pennant. Still, he parlayed his famous slider to a Cy Young runner up in 1964, and though this was the closest he would come to a big award, he was one of the most respected starting pitchers in the National League. Larry Jackson never received a vote for the Hall of Fame, but a look at his career sabremetrics has given cause for us to wonder why.

Should Larry Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 13.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 53.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Nampa, Idaho, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 1974
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 4 Time All Star (1957, 1958, 1960 & 1963)
    Highest War for Pitchers (1) (NL) (1959)
    Most Wins (1) (NL) (1964)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (NL) (1960)
    Most Shutouts (1) (NL) (1966)
    Lowest FIP (1) (NL) (1959)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Cy Young Finishes
    (ML: 1964, 2nd)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finsihes (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (H/9)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    1 Top Ten Finish (SO/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    3 Top Ten Finsihes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 57. Shutouts: 37
    88. WAR for Pitchers: 52.5
    98. Innings Pitched: 3,262.2
    98. Games Started: 429
  • Should be Inducted As A: St. Louis Cardinal

Should Larry Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 13.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 53.3%

Comments   

0 #1 Geoffrey Feldman 2013-04-22 03:15
While he had 7 top ten finishes in wins he had 8 in losses. Give me a break
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