John
Clift
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 200
 
Born: November 1, 1928 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 1945    1946    1947    1948    1949    1950    1951    1952    1953    1954    1955    1961   
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 21 WAS HL    
1951 22 WAS HL    
1952 23 WAS HL    
1953 24 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1954 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 27 WAS HL $ 2,904,286  
1957 28 WAS HL $ 2,904,286  
1958 29 WAS HL $ 4,750,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,750,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 30 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1960 31 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1961 32 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1962 33 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1963 34 RIT SP $ 5,000,000  
1964 35 RIT SP $ 6,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,750,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 6,500,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1950 21 WAS HL    
1951 22 WAS HL    
1952 23 WAS HL    
1953 24 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1954 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 27 WAS HL $ 2,904,286  
1957 28 WAS HL $ 2,904,286  
1958 29 WAS HL $ 4,750,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,750,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 30 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1960 31 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1961 32 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1962 33 OAK SP $ 4,750,000  
1963 34 RIT SP $ 5,000,000  
1964 35 RIT SP $ 6,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,750,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 6,500,000  
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 21 AA   10 8 .556 20 20 4 0 0 149.7 160 74 12 39 122 4.45 .274 .319 .406 .725  
    A   3 1 .750 4 4 0 0 0 28.0 26 8 0 5 11 2.57 .248 .282 .305 .587  
1951 22 AAA   1 4 .200 5 5 1 0 0 38.0 31 17 3 13 33 4.03 .230 .297 .363 .660  
    AA   9 7 .563 20 20 2 0 0 144.7 133 59 16 38 125 3.67 .238 .287 .384 .670  
1952 23 AAA   11 8 .579 24 24 3 1 0 167.3 165 66 19 30 127 3.55 .250 .283 .408 .690  
1953 24 WAS HL 11 16 .407 36 36 1 0 0 209.0 225 110 22 49 114 4.74 .277 .322 .456 .778 5.7
1954 25 WAS HL 10 5 .667 18 18 0 0 0 105.0 100 45 7 17 71 3.86 .247 .279 .415 .694 5.8
1955 26 WAS HL 20 8 .714 37 37 0 0 0 250.0 233 101 30 55 186 3.64 .245 .288 .418 .706 15.8
1956 27 WAS HL 16 6 .727 36 36 2 1 0 236.7 234 108 22 27 195 4.11 .254 .277 .411 .688 12.2
1957 28 WAS HL 14 9 .609 36 36 2 1 0 230.3 237 86 14 34 185 3.36 .261 .291 .410 .700 14.9
1958 29 WAS HL 11 14 .440 36 36 1 1 0 222.3 221 94 14 47 183 3.81 .255 .299 .392 .691 13.2
1959 30 WAS HL 0 2 .000 2 2 0 0 0 12.3 14 10 1 2 8 7.29 .286 .314 .408 .722 0.0
  OAK SP 9 13 .409 26 26 1 0 0 153.7 159 67 10 36 141 3.92 .265 .310 .394 .704 8.7
  TOT   9 15 .375 28 28 1 0 0 166.0 173 77 11 38 149 4.17 .267 .310 .395 .705 8.7
1960 31 OAK SP 14 6 .700 32 32 0 0 0 201.0 176 69 11 61 135 3.09 .235 .296 .345 .641 16.7
1961 32 OAK SP 15 11 .577 38 33 0 0 0 202.0 191 68 10 51 193 3.03 .248 .300 .351 .650 15.3
1962 33 OAK SP 6 6 .500 20 20 0 0 0 95.3 108 49 7 20 73 4.63 .287 .328 .434 .762 3.8
1963 34 RIT SP 14 7 .667 43 31 1 1 0 207.7 199 81 14 57 175 3.51 .249 .300 .384 .685 13.4
1964 35 RIT SP 11 9 .550 36 36 0 0 0 217.0 174 61 12 58 167 2.53 .222 .280 .326 .606 18.9
12 Years Sim 151 112 .574 396 379 8 4 0 2342.3 2271 949 174 514 1826 3.65 .253 .296 .393 .690 144.5
2 Years AAA 12 12 .500 29 29 4 1 0 205.3 196 83 22 43 160 3.64 .247 .285 .400 .685  
2 Years AA 19 15 .559 40 40 6 0 0 294.3 293 133 28 77 247 4.07 .257 .304 .395 .698  
1 Years A 3 1 .750 4 4 0 0 0 28.0 26 8 0 5 11 2.57 .248 .282 .305 .587  
5 Years Minors 34 28 .548 73 73 10 1 0 527.7 515 224 50 125 418 3.82 .252 .295 .392 .688  
Season Average 12 9 .571 33 31 0 0 0 195.2 189 79 14 42 152 3.65 .253 .296 .393 .690  
Career Highs 20 16 .727 43 37 2 1 0 250.0 237 110 30 61 195 4.74 .287 .328 .456 .778  
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   1265 541 83 278 1031   .249 .288 .376 .664
vs LH   1006 408 91 236 795   .257 .300 .415 .715
Home 74 66 .529 212 204 1 1 0 1276.6 1240 521 104 294 1046 3.67 .254 .296 .397 .693
Away 77 46 .626 184 175 7 3 0 1065.6 1031 428 70 220 780 3.61 .252 .290 .389 .679
Mar/Apr 23 20 .535 60 60 2 1 0 372.7 367 152 28 77 290 3.67 .255 .292 .409 .702
May 30 17 .638 66 66 1 1 0 416.6 393 159 25 99 333 3.43 .247 .291 .374 .666
June 28 21 .571 72 68 0 0 0 417.3 401 172 32 95 325 3.71 .252 .295 .403 .697
July 26 11 .703 61 53 1 0 0 344.3 342 145 29 62 266 3.79 .257 .290 .403 .693
August 25 20 .556 66 65 1 0 0 391.6 368 153 25 91 294 3.52 .245 .289 .363 .652
Sep/Oct 19 23 .452 71 67 3 2 0 399.7 400 168 35 90 318 3.78 .260 .301 .409 .710
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
1953 24 WAS HL 36 67 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 36 .075 .088 .075 .163 -3.3 0.0
1954 25 WAS HL 18 32 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 .031 .088 .031 .119 -1.6 0.0
1955 26 WAS HL 37 80 3 6 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 39 .075 .086 .150 .236 -1.8 0.0
1956 27 WAS HL 36 79 5 8 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 41 .101 .113 .165 .277 -1.1 0.0
1957 28 WAS HL 36 75 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 34 .067 .103 .080 .183 -2.6 0.0
1958 29 WAS HL 36 70 5 9 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 39 .129 .141 .186 .327 -0.3 0.0
1959 30 WAS HL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4 0.0
  OAK SP 26 46 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 16 .130 .184 .152 .336 0.3 0.0
  TOT   28 50 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 17 .120 .170 .140 .310 -0.1 0.0
1960 31 OAK SP 32 61 3 6 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 31 .098 .167 .180 .347 0.8 0.0
1961 32 OAK SP 38 62 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 36 .016 .032 .032 .064 -4.8 0.0
1962 33 OAK SP 20 31 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .097 .097 .129 .226 -0.9 0.0
1963 34 RIT SP 43 62 3 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 28 .048 .063 .065 .127 -3.1 0.0
1964 35 RIT SP 36 73 5 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 28 .068 .093 .110 .203 -2.6 0.0
12 Years Sim 396 742 40 58 22 0 2 22 1 0 21 355 .078 .103 .116 .219 -21.2 0.0
162 Game Average 303 16 23 9 0 0 9 0 0 8 145 .078 .103 .116 .219 -8.7  
Career Highs 43 80 5 9 5 0 1 5 1 0 5 41 .129 .170 .186 .347 0.8  
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   524 27 41 16 0 0 13 1 0 16 259 .078 .105 .109 .214 -16.7
vs LH   218 13 17 6 0 2 9 0 0 5 96 .078 .099 .133 .232 -5.9
Home 212 379 22 27 11 0 2 9 0 0 9 187 .071 .093 .116 .209 -12.9
Away 184 363 18 31 11 0 0 13 1 0 12 168 .085 .114 .116 .230 -9.7
RISP   165 0 9 4 0 1 19 0 0 6 86 .055 .087 .097 .184 -6.6
Close/Late   9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .182 .000 .182 -0.2
Mar/Apr 60 119 7 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 55 .067 .112 .076 .188 -4.4
May 66 132 6 9 5 0 0 3 1 0 5 62 .068 .102 .106 .208 -4.3
June 72 131 6 12 8 0 1 3 0 0 3 63 .092 .112 .176 .288 -1.7
July 61 117 8 12 3 0 1 5 0 0 3 54 .103 .125 .154 .279 -1.5
August 66 122 8 10 4 0 0 5 0 0 1 67 .082 .089 .115 .203 -4.5
Sep/Oct 71 121 5 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 54 .058 .081 .066 .147 -6.2
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1953 24 WAS HL P 36 36 209.0 16 35 1 2 .981 2.20    
1954 25 WAS HL P 18 18 105.0 11 18 1 2 .967 2.49    
1955 26 WAS HL P 37 37 250.0 18 39 3 3 .950 2.05    
1956 27 WAS HL P 36 36 236.7 19 52 4 5 .947 2.70    
1957 28 WAS HL P 36 36 230.3 22 45 2 5 .971 2.62    
1958 29 WAS HL P 36 36 222.3 13 36 3 1 .942 1.98    
1959 30 WAS HL P 2 2 12.3 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.19    
  OAK SP P 26 26 153.7 9 27 4 2 .900 2.11    
  TOT   P 28 28 166.0 10 29 4 2 .907 2.11    
1960 31 OAK SP P 32 32 201.0 15 40 2 2 .965 2.46    
1961 32 OAK SP P 38 33 202.0 13 31 1 5 .978 1.96    
1962 33 OAK SP P 20 20 95.3 5 19 0 3 1.000 2.27    
1963 34 RIT SP P 43 31 207.7 16 40 2 1 .966 2.43    
1964 35 RIT SP P 36 36 217.0 16 29 0 3 1.000 1.87    
Career Totals   396 379 2342.3 174 413 23 34 .962 2.26    
Career Highs   43 37 250.0 22 52 4 5 1.000 2.70    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1954 25 WAS HL 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 3.7 9 5 0 0 5 12.30 .474 .474 .789 1.263
1955 26 WAS HL 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 13 7 3 2 4 7.88 .382 .417 .735 1.152
1956 27 WAS HL 0 2 .000 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 21 10 1 0 7 7.50 .368 .368 .526 .895
1957 28 WAS HL 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 5.7 9 6 0 3 3 9.54 .375 .444 .542 .986
1960 31 OAK SP 1 1 .500 3 3 0 0 0 19.7 21 11 3 8 21 5.04 .280 .349 .480 .829
1961 32 OAK SP 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 7.3 6 2 0 1 9 2.46 .222 .250 .259 .509
1962 33 OAK SP 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 1 4 0.00 .200 .250 .200 .450
1963 34 RIT SP 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 5.3 5 1 0 3 6 1.69 .238 .333 .381 .714
1964 35 RIT SP 3 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 21.3 12 2 0 1 19 0.84 .162 .173 .230 .403
Career Post-Season Pitching 5 5 .500 14 14 0 0 0 87.0 99 44 7 19 78 4.55 .286 .323 .445 .768
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1954 25 WAS HL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
1955 26 WAS HL 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1956 27 WAS HL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1957 28 WAS HL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1960 31 OAK SP 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 .167 .143 .500 .643
1961 32 OAK SP 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1962 33 OAK SP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
1963 34 RIT SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1964 35 RIT SP 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 14 31 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 15 .032 .031 .097 .128
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1960-10-3.09
1961-7-3.03
1964-6-2.53
Wins
1955-2-20
1956-7-16
1961-5-15
1963-8-14
CAR-20-151
Losses
1953-1-16
1958-9-14
CAR-39-112
Winning Pct
1955-8-.714
1956-4-.727
1960-8-.700
1963-9-.667
Games Started
1953-3-36
1955-4-37
1956-6-36
1957-9-36
1958-5-36
1964-1-36
CAR-25-379
Complete Games
1956-8-2
1957-7-2
1959-8-1
1963-6-1
Shutouts
1956-6-1
1957-6-1
1958-7-1
1963-3-1
Innings Pitched
1955-4-250.0
1956-8-236.7
1957-9-230.3
1964-8-217.0
CAR-28-2342.3
Hits Allowed
1953-6-225
1955-3-233
1956-6-234
1957-9-237
CAR-25-2271
Homeruns Allowed
1955-9-30
Strikeouts
1961-5-193
1963-7-175
CAR-39-1826
Walks per 9IP
1956-6-1.0
Hits per 9IP
1960-10-7.9
1964-4-7.2
Strikeouts per 9IP
1961-5-8.6
1963-10-7.6
WHiP
1964-7-1.07
OAVG
1964-5-.222
OOBP
1956-10-.277
1964-9-.280
OSLG
1960-9-.345
1964-5-.326
OOPS
1964-6-.606
         
 
   Black Ink Test: 1    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 88    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 40    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  1. James Steiner (994)
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History
Drafted in 1st round, 20th overall pick, by Washburn in 1950
Injured on 7/26/1950 with a Dislocated Finger, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 4/19/1952 with a Inflamed Back Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks
Earned first career win on 4/5/1953
Had first career hit on 4/10/1953, off Michael Birch (GRE)
Injured on 7/14/1954 with a Strained Tricep Muscle, out for 7 weeks
Was selected to the 1955 Allstar game
Hit first career homerun on 7/25/1955, off Arnold Wenzel (HR)
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Traded from Washburn to Oakton on 4/21/1959 (Going to WAS: RF Trey Torrey, SS Daniel Glisson. Going to OAK: SS Ronald Demartini, P John Clift)
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Injured on 5/7/1962 with a Torn Tricep Muscle, out for 6 weeks
Injured on 9/23/1962 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Signed as a free agent by Ritchford on 2/6/1963 to a 2-year deal worth $5,000,000 per year
Won Player of the Week award on 5/17/1963, winning 2 games with a 3.00 ERA