P Sam McDowell #48
Age: 24 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Morale: Great    
11/12/1966
P SAM MCDOWELL #48 - AGE: 24 - BATS: L - THROWS: L - MORALE: GREAT
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
32 32 23-6 0 1.93 265.1 180 14 78 334 0.97 10.3
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 65 65 65 75
Movement 60 60 60 70
Control 50 50 50 50
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 75 75
Slider 65 65
Curveball 50 75
Changeup 45 45
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 95-97 Mph
Stamina 75
Suggested Role Starter
Type Neutral
Hold Runners 65
Defense 60
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 20
Stealing Ability: 25
Baserunning Inst.: 35
Sacrifice Bunt: 80
Bunt for Hit: 30
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
10/20/1966 MIA Loss, 1-2 X 7.0 6 2 2 1 12 Loss
10/16/1966 @ MIA Loss, 0-1 X 8.0 2 0 0 1 10
10/06/1966 @ SEA Win, 5-4 X 8.0 4 2 2 1 12
09/29/1966 @ NO Loss, 0-1 X 8.0 5 1 1 0 10 Loss
09/24/1966 @ DAL Win, 4-1 X 9.0 5 1 1 2 6 Win
09/15/1966 DEN Loss, 2-4 X 8.2 7 4 4 1 11 Loss
09/10/1966 @ ATL Win, 10-7 X 7.0 10 5 5 2 8 Win
09/04/1966 NO Loss, 4-5 X 8.0 7 3 2 4 12
08/29/1966 @ DEN Loss, 3-4 X 8.0 7 3 3 6 7
08/23/1966 @ TOR Win, 5-1 X 8.0 4 1 1 6 10 Win
Birthday:09/21/1942
Born in:Pittsburgh, PA
Nationality:American
Height:6' 5"
Weight:195 lbs
Local Popularity:Extremely Popular
National Pop.:Unknown
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$600,000
Signed Through:1975 Season
Major Service:4 Years, None
Service This Yr:184 Days
40-Man Service:5 Years, None
Pro Service:6 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Arbitration eligible in offseason
Option Years:2 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:-
CONTINENTAL LEAGUE 1966 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 32 32 23 6 0 1.93 265.1 180 60 57 14 78 334 18 56.3 5 27 84.4
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 9.33 6.11 11.33 2.65 2.20 0.97 57 10.3 .279        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 230 49 5 0 4 13 11 83 1 1 4 .213 .260 .287 .547      
vs. RHB 706 131 16 3 10 47 67 251 5 7 13 .186 .267 .259 .526      
CONTINENTAL LEAGUE 1966 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 5 5 4 1 0 2.48 40.0 37 11 11 5 10 53  
May 6 6 5 0 0 1.20 52.2 30 7 7 2 11 69  
June 5 5 5 0 0 0.64 42.0 16 3 3 0 16 63  
July 5 5 2 3 0 2.77 39.0 24 13 12 4 14 40  
August 6 6 5 0 0 1.94 51.0 39 12 11 2 18 62  
September 5 5 2 2 0 2.88 40.2 34 14 13 1 9 47  
All-Star Game 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1  
Spring Training 5 5 2 2 0 3.96 25.0 21 12 11 4 5 34  
Postseason 3 3 0 1 0 1.57 23.0 12 4 4 3 3 34  
Last Year 34 34 20 7 0 1.83 256.0 161 57 52 14 69 352  
2 Years Ago 33 33 18 6 0 2.46 241.1 173 79 66 15 69 314  
Career 131 131 73 23 0 2.33 993.0 706 292 257 68 290 1273  
Home 16 16 12 3 0 1.94 134.1 89 31 29 6 39 180  
Road 16 16 11 3 0 1.92 131.0 91 29 28 8 39 154  
Grass 14 14 9 3 0 2.13 114.0 86 28 27 8 29 131  
Turf 18 18 14 3 0 1.78 151.1 94 32 30 6 49 203  
Night 32 32 23 6 0 1.93 265.1 180 60 57 14 78 334  
As Starter 32 32 23 6 0 1.93 265.1 180 60 57 14 78 334  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1960 Durham - A 17 5 5 3 1 0 1.95 32.1 24 8 7 2 13 19 2 0 1.14 .222 3.48 0.7 206
1960 Lakeland - A 17 9 6 3 1 0 2.65 51.0 42 15 15 4 22 32 2 1 1.25 .262 3.56 1.0 155
1960 Minot - A 17 8 8 1 4 0 5.53 57.0 53 36 35 10 40 37 3 0 1.63 .259 5.74 -0.5 69
1960 Duluth-Superior - A 17 5 5 2 2 0 4.04 35.2 40 20 16 4 15 25 2 0 1.54 .310 4.04 0.4 94
1960 Total - A 17 27 24 9 8 0 3.73 176.0 159 79 73 20 90 113 9 1 1.41 .264 0.00 0.0 0
1962 Artesia - AAA 19 31 31 20 6 0 1.94 241.0 142 54 52 13 93 300 14 5 0.98 .244 2.91 8.0 227
1963 Houston - IND 20 32 32 12 4 0 3.20 230.1 192 96 82 25 74 273 7 3 1.15 .296 3.76 5.9 150
1964 Houston - IND 21 33 33 18 6 0 2.46 241.1 173 79 66 15 69 314 9 4 1.00 .288 2.84 9.2 195
1965 Houston - IND 22 34 34 20 7 0 1.83 256.0 161 57 52 14 69 352 13 8 0.90 .273 1.97 11.8 232
1966 Houston - IND 23 32 32 23 6 0 1.93 265.1 180 60 57 14 78 334 18 5 0.97 .279 2.20 10.3 201
Total NORL 13 13 3 6 0 4.95 92.2 93 56 51 14 55 62 5 0 1.60 .280 5.09 78.2
Total FLOR 9 6 3 1 0 2.65 51.0 42 15 15 4 22 32 2 1 1.25 .262 3.56 155.3
Total CARL 5 5 3 1 0 1.95 32.1 24 8 7 2 13 19 2 0 1.14 .222 3.48 206.0
Total CL 131 131 73 23 0 2.33 993.0 706 292 257 68 290 1273 47 20 1.00 .284 2.66 195.6
Total SL 31 31 20 6 0 1.94 241.0 142 54 52 13 93 300 14 5 0.98 .244 2.91 227.1
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1966 Houston - CL 23 3 3 0 1 0 1.57 23.0 12 4 4 3 3 34 0 0 0.65 .225 0.00 0.0 0
Total CL 3 3 0 1 0 1.57 23.0 12 4 4 3 3 34 0 0 0.65 .225 2.36 248.9
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1960 Duluth-Superior - A P 5 5 3 3 0 7 1 .857 35.2 1.51 -0.5 .814
1960 Minot - A P 8 8 4 8 0 12 0 1.000 57.0 1.89 +0.0 .977
1960 Lakeland - A P 9 6 0 3 0 3 0 1.000 51.0 0.53 +0.2 .998
1960 Durham - A P 5 5 3 4 0 7 0 1.000 32.1 1.95 +0.1 .994
1962 Artesia - AAA P 31 31 7 25 2 33 1 .970 241.0 1.20 -0.8 .995
1963 Houston - IND P 32 32 13 22 3 37 2 .946 230.1 1.37 +0.0 1.011
1964 Houston - IND P 33 33 11 18 1 31 2 .935 241.1 1.08 -0.1 1.008
1965 Houston - IND P 34 34 4 27 1 35 4 .886 256.0 1.09 -0.7 .977
1966 Houston - IND P 32 32 3 24 1 27 0 1.000 265.1 0.92 -0.4 1.021
TOTAL P 189 186 48 134 8 192 10 .948 1410.0 1.16 -2.3 .993
PLAYER HISTORY
04/12/1960 Named the #18 prospect in the MLB
07/17/1960 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Leesburg Orioles with 4 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
07/26/1960 Was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Detroit Tigers, along with SS Larry Brown, C Doc Edwards, RF Dale Bennetch, C Paul Casanova, in exchange for RF Norm Cash.
08/12/1960 Injured (Neck stiffness), day-to-day for 1 day.
10/16/1960 Was converted from Pitcher to First Base.
01/01/1961 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 25 (35); Power: 25 (25); Eye: 30 (30).
04/20/1961 Released by the Detroit organization.
04/26/1961 Signed a minor league contract ($50,000 bonus) with the Houston Judges organization.
01/01/1962 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 50 (70); Movement: 45 (70); Control: 40 (45).
04/01/1962 Named the #1 prospect in the CL
04/23/1962 Injured (Heel soreness), day-to-day for 2 days.
06/07/1962 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Albuquerque Dukes with 16 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
07/02/1962 Strikes out 16 against the Odessa Eagles.
07/18/1962 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Alpine Cowboys with 12 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
08/03/1962 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Midland Padres with 8 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
08/08/1962 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Hobbs Oaks with 14 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
08/18/1962 Strikes out 16 against the Odessa Eagles.
09/01/1962 Wins the SL SL Pitcher of the Month Award.
09/03/1962 Injured (Bruised ankle), day-to-day for 3 days.
09/08/1962 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Odessa Eagles with 14 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
09/17/1962 Wins the 1962 Sophomore League Round 1 with the Artesia Judges!
09/27/1962 Wins the 1962 SL SL Pitcher of the Year Award.
10/27/1962 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $13,800 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1963 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 55 (70); Movement: 50 (70); Control: 45 (45).
04/01/1963 Named the #1 prospect in the CL
06/09/1963 Injured (Sore thumb), day-to-day for 2 days.
06/20/1963 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Indianapolis Hoosiers with 8 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
07/17/1963 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the New Orleans Crescents with 5 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
09/12/1963 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Minnesota North Stars with 14 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
09/26/1963 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Montreal Trappeurs with 9 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
10/02/1963 Wins the 1963 CL CL Wildcard Round MVP Award.
10/12/1963 Wins the 1963 Continental League Continental Cup with the Houston Judges!
10/22/1963 Finished 2nd in 1963 CL CL Rookie of the Year Award voting.
10/23/1963 Finished 2nd in 1963 CL CL Pitcher of the Year Award voting.
01/01/1964 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 60 (75); Movement: 55 (70); Control: 50 (50).
04/27/1964 Strikes out 16 against the Dallas Eagles.
05/24/1964 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Indianapolis Hoosiers with 10 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
07/09/1964 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Los Angeles Aces with 10 strikeouts and 5 BB allowed!
08/01/1964 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
08/24/1964 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Los Angeles Aces with 9 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
09/30/1964 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres with 14 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
10/21/1964 Strikes out 15 against the San Diego Padres.
11/01/1964 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Montreal Trappeurs with 13 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
11/03/1964 Wins the 1964 Continental League Continental Cup with the Houston Judges!
11/14/1964 Wins the 1964 CL CLW Pitcher of the Year Award.
11/15/1964 Finished 3rd in 1964 CL CLW Most Valuable Player Award voting.
01/01/1965 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 65 (75); Movement: 55 (65); Control: 50 (50).
04/23/1965 Strikes out 17 against the San Diego Padres.
05/01/1965 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
05/21/1965 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres with 16 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
05/26/1965 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Miami Manatees with 8 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
06/16/1965 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the New York Comets with 14 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
06/27/1965 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the New Orleans Crescents with 16 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
07/03/1965 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Montreal Trappeurs with 13 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
07/18/1965 Was selected to the 1965 Continental League All-Star Game.
07/18/1965 Strikes out 16 against the New Orleans Crescents.
08/24/1965 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Toronto Royals with 11 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
08/29/1965 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Seattle Pilots with 8 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
08/30/1965 Wins the CL CLW Player of the Week Award.
09/01/1965 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
09/29/1965 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the New Orleans Crescents with 13 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
11/04/1965 Wins the 1965 CL CLW Pitcher of the Year Award.
11/05/1965 Wins the 1965 CL CLW Most Valuable Player Award.
11/12/1965 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $24,400 through automatic renewal.
11/19/1965 Signed a 9-year contract extension worth a total of $13,044,800 with the Houston Judges organization.
01/01/1966 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 65 (75); Movement: 55 (70); Control: 50 (50).
04/22/1966 Strikes out 15 against the San Diego Padres.
05/03/1966 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Miami Manatees with 11 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
05/20/1966 Pitches a 7-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres with 9 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
05/30/1966 Injured (Sore elbow), day-to-day for 2 weeks.
06/01/1966 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
06/19/1966 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Denver 59ers with 12 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
06/29/1966 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Toronto Royals with 13 strikeouts and 4 BB allowed!
07/01/1966 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
07/04/1966 Injured (Mild oblique strain), day-to-day for 2 days.
07/17/1966 Was selected to the 1966 Continental League All-Star Game.
07/21/1966 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres with 9 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
08/18/1966 Strikes out 15 against the Buffalo Blues.
09/01/1966 Wins the CL CLW Pitcher of the Month Award.
09/15/1966 Injured (Hamstring soreness), day-to-day for 6 days.
10/05/1966 Wins the Continental League triple-crown!!
11/02/1966 Wins the 1966 CL CLW Pitcher of the Year Award.
11/03/1966 Wins the 1966 CL CLW Most Valuable Player Award.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year SH Rank
1966 18 2
Year GS Rank
1965 34 6
Year W Rank
1964 18 2
1965 20 2
1966 23 1
Year Win. % Rank
1963 .750 2
1964 .750 3
1965 .741 1
1966 .793 1
Year IP Rank
1964 241.1 4
1965 256.0 6
1966 265.1 7
Year BF Rank
1966 1045 9
Year K Rank
1963 273 6
1964 314 1
1965 352 1
1966 334 1
Year WP Rank
1966 10 5
Year ERA Rank
1963 3.20 3
1964 2.46 1
1965 1.83 1
1966 1.93 1
Year BABIP Rank
1964 .288 1
1965 .273 3
1966 .279 5
Year WHIP Rank
1963 1.15 2
1964 1.00 1
1965 0.90 1
1966 0.97 2
Year K/BB Rank
1963 3.69 4
1964 4.55 1
1965 5.10 1
1966 4.28 4
Year RA/9 Rank
1963 11.21 3
1964 9.85 1
1965 8.51 1
1966 9.33 2
Year HR/9 Rank
1964 0.56 4
1965 0.49 1
1966 0.47 3
Year H/9 Rank
1963 7.50 6
1964 6.45 1
1965 5.66 1
1966 6.11 1
Year BB/9 Rank
1964 2.57 5
1965 2.43 7
Year K/9 Rank
1963 10.67 5
1964 11.71 2
1965 12.38 1
1966 11.33 1
Year QS Rank
1964 26 1
1965 30 1
1966 27 2
Year QSP Rank
1963 .625 8
1964 .788 1
1965 .882 1
1966 .844 1
Year CG Rank
1963 7 7
1964 9 2
1965 13 3
1966 18 1
Year CGP Rank
1963 .219 7
1964 .273 2
1965 .382 5
1966 .563 1
Year SHO Rank
1963 3 2
1964 4 1
1965 8 1
1966 5 1
Year GB% Rank
1966 0.52 6
Year WAR Rank
1963 6.1 6
1964 9.3 1
1965 11.8 1
1966 10.3 1
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