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Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 4, 1896 in Lexington, NE USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 15, 1919
  • Final Game: September 08, 1926
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Cliff Lee took his time on the mound, and the longer he took, the more worried batters became.  Lee was a clutch pitcher (as shown by his excellent post seasons statistics) and is a former American League Cy Young Winner.  Lee would also lead the league once in ERA, twice in FIP and once in WHIP.  

Lee only had 143 Wins (against 91 Losses) and his bWAR of 43.6 doesn’t measure up against modern Hall of Fame Pitchers but this was a highly regarded ace for years and worthy of a Hall of Fame look.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Benton, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Cy Young Award (1) (AL) (2008)
    Comeback Player of the Year (AL) (2008)
    4 Time All Star (2008, 2010, 2011 & 2013)
    Highest WAR for Pitchers (1) (AL) (2008)
    Lowest ERA (1) (AL) (2008)
    Most Wins (1) (AL) (2008)
    Lowest WHIP (1) (NL) (2010)
    Lowest BB/9 (4) (AL) (2008 & 2010) & (NL) (2012 & 2013)
    Most Complete Games (1) (AL) (2010)
    Most Shutouts (2) (AL) (2008) & (NL) (2011)
    Highest SO/BB (3) (AL) (2010) (NL) (2012 & 2013)
    Highest ERA+ (1) (AL) (2008)
    Highest FIP (2) (AL) (2008 & 2010)
    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: Won the AL Cy Young in 2008
    (AL: 2005, 4th), (AL: 2010, 7th), (NL: 2011, 3rd) & (NL: 2005, 6th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (H/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8.   SO/BB: 3.931
    65. SO/9: 7.612
    78. BB/9: 1.936

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 40%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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