26. Joe Horlen
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 14, 1937 in San Antonio, TX USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 04, 1961
  • Final Game: October 04, 1972
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Joe Horlen debuted in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox in 1961, and two years later, he was one of the top Starters of the team.  Horlen would come of age in 1964, with a 1.88 ERA (second in the AL), and he led the league in WHIP (0.935) and H/9 (6.1).  Horlen kept his ERA under 2.90 in the next two seasons, and in 1967 he would win 19 Games, go to the All-Star Game, and win the ERA Title (2.06), and his second WHIP Title (0.953).  He also was fourth in MVP voting and second in Cy Young voting.

Horlen had two more 10 Win seasons, but he lost 16 Games in 1970, and his ERA ballooned to nearly five.

He was released just before the 1972 season, and he would sign with the Oakland A’s, where he would play one more year, helping them win the World Series, albeit in a minor role.  With Chicago, he had an even 113-113 record with 1,007 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1959 Season.
  • Departed: Released 4/2/72.
  • Games Played: 329
  • Notable Statistics: 113 Wins
    113 Losses
    284 Games Started
    3.11 ERA
    59 Complete Games
    25 Games Finished
    3 Saves
    1,918.0 Innings Pitched
    1,007 Strikeouts
    3.35 FIP
    1.193 WHIP
    23.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1967)
    Lowest ERA (1967)
    Lowest WHIP (1964 & 1967)
    Lowest H/9 (1964)
    Most Shutouts (1967)
    Highest ERA+ (1967)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1967)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (1966 & 1970)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1964 & 19676

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