Craig
Burkey
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 175
 
Born: November 20, 1931 in Usa
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1950 18 SB HL    
1951 19 SB HL    
1952 20 SB HL    
1953 21 SB HL    
1954 22 SB HL    
1955 23 SB HL    
1956 24 KIN HL    
1957 25 KIN HL    
1958 26 KIN HL    
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 27 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1960 28 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1961 29 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1962 30 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1963 31 KIN HL $ 350,000  
1964 32 KIN HL $ 2,371,429  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 2,371,429  
Ratings - Batting     Help
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1950 18 SB HL    
1951 19 SB HL    
1952 20 SB HL    
1953 21 SB HL    
1954 22 SB HL    
1955 23 SB HL    
1956 24 KIN HL    
1957 25 KIN HL    
1958 26 KIN HL    
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 27 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1960 28 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1961 29 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1962 30 KIN HL $ 300,000  
1963 31 KIN HL $ 350,000  
1964 32 KIN HL $ 2,371,429  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 2,371,429  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1950 18 AAA   0 2 .000 2 2 0 0 0 7.7 13 12 4 7 8 14.10 .371 .476 .771 1.248  
    A   6 14 .300 21 21 5 0 0 130.0 159 94 24 53 95 6.51 .306 .371 .530 .900  
1951 19 A   12 10 .545 25 25 3 0 0 182.0 201 87 16 71 157 4.30 .282 .346 .441 .788  
1952 20 A   6 13 .316 26 26 2 0 0 170.0 209 119 21 59 154 6.30 .303 .358 .494 .852  
1953 21 AA   6 3 .667 13 13 1 0 0 101.3 91 37 14 24 123 3.29 .241 .287 .430 .716  
    A   3 6 .333 10 10 3 0 0 75.7 65 31 6 24 88 3.69 .230 .291 .358 .649  
1954 22 AAA   2 2 .500 4 4 0 0 0 26.3 30 19 6 7 29 6.49 .280 .325 .523 .848  
    AA   9 5 .643 19 19 3 0 0 133.3 118 59 17 49 178 3.98 .232 .300 .439 .739  
1955 23 AAA   1 4 .200 6 6 0 0 0 35.7 53 31 10 18 41 7.82 .351 .420 .689 1.109  
    AA   7 8 .467 17 17 4 1 0 119.3 110 72 32 37 141 5.43 .241 .298 .518 .816  
1956 24 AA   14 12 .538 27 27 7 1 0 213.3 190 93 28 61 252 3.92 .233 .287 .405 .691  
1957 25 AA   11 8 .579 25 25 7 0 0 188.7 175 89 28 61 234 4.25 .243 .303 .463 .766  
1958 26 AA   4 10 .286 19 19 4 0 0 138.7 144 72 25 24 191 4.67 .262 .293 .494 .787  
1959 27 KIN HL 10 17 .370 37 37 1 0 0 232.7 264 123 40 69 208 4.76 .290 .341 .478 .819 10.1
1960 28 KIN HL 11 15 .423 33 33 0 0 0 198.3 196 99 36 43 159 4.49 .260 .304 .464 .768 8.8
1961 29 KIN HL 2 12 .143 23 23 0 0 0 137.3 146 66 21 35 125 4.33 .270 .317 .443 .760 4.8
    AAA   7 3 .700 13 13 1 1 0 95.7 93 44 23 16 123 4.14 .250 .281 .481 .762  
1962 30 KIN HL 4 5 .444 10 10 1 0 0 58.3 64 33 8 17 57 5.09 .282 .332 .449 .781 1.7
1963 31 KIN HL 10 11 .476 32 32 3 1 0 218.7 209 83 29 56 177 3.42 .251 .302 .398 .700 13.9
1964 32 KIN HL 12 11 .522 33 33 0 0 0 199.7 226 106 33 47 161 4.78 .284 .325 .476 .801 8.4
6 Years Sim 49 71 .408 168 168 5 1 0 1045.0 1105 510 167 267 887 4.39 .272 .319 .452 .772 47.7
4 Years AAA 10 11 .476 25 25 1 1 0 165.3 189 106 43 48 201 5.77 .284 .332 .550 .883  
6 Years AA 51 46 .526 120 120 26 2 0 894.6 828 422 144 256 1119 4.25 .242 .295 .454 .749  
4 Years A 27 43 .386 82 82 13 0 0 557.7 634 331 67 207 494 5.34 .288 .349 .468 .817  
14 Years Minors 88 100 .468 227 227 40 3 0 1617.6 1651 859 254 511 1814 4.78 .262 .318 .469 .787  
Season Average 8 11 .421 28 28 0 0 0 174.2 184 85 27 44 147 4.39 .272 .319 .452 .772  
Career Highs 12 17 .522 37 37 3 1 0 232.7 264 123 40 69 208 5.09 .290 .341 .478 .819  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   557 254 82 128 478   .258 .299 .425 .725
vs LH   548 256 85 139 409   .288 .337 .483 .820
Home 29 37 .439 87 87 2 0 0 559.0 577 257 74 130 475 4.14 .268 .310 .434 .744
Away 20 34 .370 81 81 3 1 0 486.0 528 253 93 137 412 4.69 .276 .325 .473 .798
Mar/Apr 8 7 .533 25 25 0 0 0 160.7 162 69 20 43 138 3.87 .263 .311 .423 .734
May 8 12 .400 28 28 1 0 0 175.7 180 89 33 40 167 4.56 .265 .306 .464 .770
June 9 11 .450 24 24 1 0 0 155.3 167 64 24 40 141 3.71 .271 .315 .433 .748
July 8 7 .533 28 28 0 0 0 171.0 186 88 29 38 146 4.63 .278 .317 .469 .786
August 8 16 .333 30 30 1 1 0 172.7 200 97 28 35 141 5.06 .291 .325 .468 .793
Sep/Oct 8 18 .308 33 33 2 0 0 209.7 210 103 33 71 154 4.42 .266 .326 .452 .778
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1959 27 KIN HL 37 76 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 34 .039 .064 .066 .130 -4.1 0.0
1960 28 KIN HL 33 66 2 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 29 .076 .129 .152 .280 -0.3 0.0
1961 29 KIN HL 23 47 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 22 .043 .082 .043 .124 -2.6 0.0
1962 30 KIN HL 10 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.8 0.0
1963 31 KIN HL 32 71 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 37 .070 .096 .099 .194 -2.5 0.0
1964 32 KIN HL 33 52 4 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 4 29 .058 .123 .154 .277 0.6 0.0
6 Years Sim 168 332 10 18 6 1 2 11 1 1 14 162 .054 .092 .096 .189 -10.6 0.0
162 Game Average 320 9 17 5 0 1 10 0 0 13 156 .054 .092 .096 .189 -10.2  
Career Highs 37 76 4 5 2 1 1 5 1 1 4 37 .076 .129 .154 .280 0.6  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   238 8 11 3 1 1 8 1 1 10 119 .046 .084 .080 .164 -10.9
vs LH   94 2 7 3 0 1 3 0 0 4 43 .074 .112 .138 .251 -1.9
Home 87 165 5 10 4 0 1 5 0 0 5 86 .061 .088 .103 .191 -6.4
Away 81 167 5 8 2 1 1 6 1 1 9 76 .048 .096 .090 .186 -6.4
RISP   85 0 4 1 0 0 7 0 0 7 42 .047 .118 .059 .177 -3.2
Close/Late   8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .250 .375 0.0
Mar/Apr 25 49 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 20 .061 .132 .102 .234 -1.1
May 28 53 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 34 .075 .075 .170 .245 -1.2
June 24 53 0 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 30 .075 .109 .113 .222 -1.6
July 28 55 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 24 .018 .069 .018 .087 -3.5
August 30 51 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 24 .039 .075 .039 .115 -3.3
Sep/Oct 33 71 2 4 2 0 1 4 0 0 3 30 .056 .093 .127 .220 -2.0
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1959 27 KIN HL P 37 37 232.7 13 34 0 2 1.000 1.82    
1960 28 KIN HL P 33 33 198.3 18 16 1 0 .971 1.54    
1961 29 KIN HL P 23 23 137.3 4 14 0 1 1.000 1.18    
1962 30 KIN HL P 10 10 58.3 3 4 0 1 1.000 1.08    
1963 31 KIN HL P 32 32 218.7 10 26 0 2 1.000 1.48    
1964 32 KIN HL P 33 33 199.7 16 22 0 4 1.000 1.71    
Career Totals   168 168 1045.0 64 116 1 10 .994 1.55    
Career Highs   37 37 232.7 18 34 1 4 1.000 1.82    
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Losses
1959-1-17
1960-4-15
Games Started
1959-1-37
Complete Games
1959-6-1
1963-3-3
Shutouts
1963-3-1
Innings Pitched
1959-5-232.7
1963-6-218.7
Hits Allowed
1959-2-264
1964-3-226
Homeruns Allowed
1959-1-40
1960-1-36
1963-3-29
1964-1-33
Strikeouts
1959-5-208
1963-9-177
Strikeouts per 9IP
1959-9-8.0
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 1    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 22    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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  1. Kieth Berman (996)
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History
Drafted in 10th round, 220th overall pick, by Twin Falls in 1945
Had first career hit on 4/5/1945, off Harry Richert (HIN)
Hit first career homerun on 5/28/1945, off Dana Monday (RIT)
Won Batter of the Month award on 7/1/1945, hitting .379 with 9 HR, 21 RBI
Injured on 8/6/1958 with a Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle, out for 5 weeks
Earned first career win on 4/7/1959
Had first career hit on 5/2/1959, off Herbert Janus (SB)
Hit first career homerun on 5/24/1960, off Joseph Roux (MC)
Injured on 5/26/1962 with a Torn Tricep Muscle, out for 10 weeks
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration
Injured on 9/23/1963 with a Fractured Jaw, out for 4 weeks
1/26/1964: Gets a new one-year contract worth $2,371,429 through salary arbitration
Injured on 8/23/1964 with a Strained Back Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks