Vinegar Bend Mizell
Wilmer David Mizell
 
 
Born: August 13, 1930 in Vinegar Bend, Washington County, AL
Died: February 21, 1999 - 68 years old
Bats: R Throws: L Ht: 6'3" Wt: 205
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an Amateur Free Agent in 1949
- High School: Leaksville (Leaksville, MS)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Warren Spahn
1942 - 1965
SP
100.1
Pl
WW2
 
7.8
-0.1
92.6
0.2
2 Robin Roberts
1948 - 1966
SP
86.0
Pl
WW2
 
3.4
-0.3
83.1
0.1
3 Don Drysdale
1956 - 1969
SP
67.2
Pl
 
5.9
0.1
61.2
0.1
4 Early Wynn
1939 - 1963
SP
61.3
Pl
WW2
 
9.7
-0.1
51.6
-0.1
5 Jim Bunning
1955 - 1971
SP
59.4
Pl
 
-0.8
0.0
60.3
0.1
6 Whitey Ford
1950 - 1967
SP
57.4
Pl
KOR
 
3.7
-0.3
53.9
-0.1
7 Billy Pierce
1945 - 1964
SP
53.3
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
53.0
-0.0
8 Larry Jackson
1955 - 1968
SP
52.2
 
-0.4
0.1
52.5
0.0
9 Dizzy Trout
1939 - 1957
SP
50.6
 
4.5
0.0
46.1
-0.0
10 Sandy Koufax
1955 - 1966
SP
49.0
Pl
 
-4.2
0.0
53.2
-0.0
11 Bob Lemon
1941 - 1958
SP
48.7
Pl
WW2
 
11.2
0.1
37.5
-0.0
12 Murry Dickson
1939 - 1959
SP
46.6
WW2
 
3.3
-0.2
43.5
-0.0
13 Milt Pappas
1957 - 1973
SP
44.5
 
-2.3
0.1
46.8
0.1
14 Curt Simmons
1947 - 1967
SP
43.4
MIL
 
0.8
-0.1
42.7
0.1
15 Ned Garver
1948 - 1961
SP
43.2
 
4.6
-0.1
38.7
-0.0
16 Claude Osteen
1957 - 1975
SP
41.6
 
4.6
0.1
37.0
0.0
17 Camilo Pascual
1954 - 1971
SP
41.2
 
3.7
-0.2
37.8
0.0
18 Bob Friend
1951 - 1966
SP
41.1
 
-5.8
-0.2
47.0
0.0
19 Virgil Trucks
1941 - 1958
SP
40.1
WW2
 
-2.0
-0.0
42.1
-0.1
20 Don Newcombe
1949 - 1960
SP
38.6
KOR
Y
 
9.3
-0.2
29.5
0.1
21 Bob Rush
1948 - 1960
SP
35.1
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.2
35.8
0.1
22 Bobby Shantz
1949 - 1964
SP
34.7
WW2
 
2.6
0.1
32.1
0.0
23 Harvey Haddix
1952 - 1965
SP
33.7
KOR
 
4.0
-0.2
29.9
-0.0
24 Vern Law
1950 - 1967
SP
32.7
 
6.6
-0.1
26.2
0.0
25 Johnny Antonelli
1948 - 1961
SP
31.9
KOR
 
1.0
-0.2
31.1
-0.0
26 Sal Maglie
1945 - 1958
SP
31.0
 
-3.4
-0.1
34.5
0.0
27 Frank Lary
1954 - 1965
SP
30.4
 
1.3
-0.1
29.2
-0.0
28 Joe Nuxhall
1944 - 1966
SP
30.3
 
3.8
-0.2
26.6
-0.0
29 Mike Garcia
1948 - 1961
SP
30.0
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.0
30.4
-0.1
30 Johnny Podres
1953 - 1969
SP
30.0
 
1.8
-0.1
28.2
-0.0
31 Lew Burdette
1950 - 1967
SP
28.9
 
3.4
-0.2
25.8
-0.0
32 Steve Gromek
1941 - 1957
SP
25.1
 
2.5
0.0
22.5
-0.0
33 Don Mossi
1954 - 1965
SP
23.5
 
1.1
-0.2
22.5
-0.1
34 Dick Donovan
1950 - 1965
SP
23.4
 
2.7
-0.2
20.8
-0.1
35 Bob Purkey
1954 - 1966
SP
23.0
 
-1.9
-0.0
24.9
-0.0
36 Pedro Ramos
1955 - 1970
SP
22.3
 
0.1
-0.2
22.4
-0.1
37 Billy O'Dell
1954 - 1967
SP
21.9
 
-0.6
0.1
22.4
0.1
38 Bob Buhl
1953 - 1967
SP
21.7
KOR
 
-6.1
-0.1
27.9
0.1
39 Billy Hoeft
1952 - 1966
SP
20.5
 
3.7
-0.0
16.9
-0.0
40 Frank Sullivan
1953 - 1963
SP
20.5
 
-2.4
-0.1
22.8
-0.1
41 Juan Pizarro
1957 - 1974
SP
19.7
 
3.6
-0.2
16.2
-0.0
42 Mickey McDermott
1948 - 1961
SP
18.9
 
5.2
-0.0
13.8
0.0
43 Ray Herbert
1950 - 1966
SP
18.9
 
2.7
-0.1
16.3
0.0
44 Jack Sanford
1956 - 1967
SP
18.5
 
0.9
-0.1
17.6
-0.0
45 Don Larsen
1953 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
6.2
0.0
12.3
-0.0
46 Bob Shaw
1957 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
-0.6
0.1
19.1
0.1
47 Mike McCormick
1956 - 1971
SP
18.4
 
1.3
0.0
17.2
0.0
48 Sam Jones
1951 - 1964
SP
17.9
Y
 
-1.9
-0.2
20.0
-0.0
49 Hank Aguirre
1955 - 1970
SP
17.9
 
-3.0
-0.2
21.0
-0.1
50 Hal Brown
1951 - 1964
SP
17.8
WW2
 
0.9
-0.0
17.0
0.0
51 Bob Porterfield
1948 - 1959
SP
17.6
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
17.0
-0.0
52 Gene Conley
1952 - 1963
SP
17.0
 
1.5
-0.2
15.7
-0.0
53 Don Cardwell
1957 - 1970
SP
16.8
 
-0.2
0.2
17.0
0.1
54 Jim Hearn
1947 - 1959
SP
16.0
WW2
 
-1.2
-0.2
17.4
-0.1
55 Jack Harshman
1948 - 1960
SP
15.1
WW2
 
3.7
-0.1
11.4
-0.1
56 Vinegar Bend Mizell
1952 - 1962
SP
14.9
 
-2.7
-0.1
17.7
0.0
57 Chuck Stobbs
1947 - 1961
SP
14.5
 
0.6
-0.1
13.9
-0.1
58 Tom Brewer
1954 - 1961
SP
14.1
 
1.6
-0.1
12.6
-0.1
59 Joey Jay
1953 - 1966
SP
14.1
 
-1.6
0.1
15.7
0.1
60 Carl Erskine
1948 - 1959
SP
14.1
WW2
 
-2.4
-0.2
16.6
-0.0
61 Alex Kellner
1948 - 1959
SP
14.0
WW2
 
1.4
0.0
12.5
-0.0
62 Ruben Gomez
1953 - 1967
SP
14.0
 
0.3
-0.3
13.8
-0.1
63 Roger Craig
1955 - 1966
SP
13.3
KOR
 
-3.2
-0.0
16.6
0.0
64 Herb Score
1955 - 1962
SP
13.3
 
-0.6
-0.0
14.0
-0.0
65 Warren Hacker
1948 - 1961
SP
13.3
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.2
13.6
-0.1
66 Bob Turley
1951 - 1963
SP
13.2
 
-0.8
-0.1
14.1
-0.1
67 Ralph Terry
1956 - 1967
SP
12.0
 
-1.1
-0.2
13.3
-0.0
68 Sandy Consuegra
1950 - 1957
SP
11.9
 
-0.4
0.0
12.3
0.0
69 Jim Wilson
1945 - 1958
SP
11.8
 
0.3
-0.0
11.5
0.0
70 Tommy Byrne
1943 - 1957
SP
11.2
WW2
 
4.9
0.0
6.2
0.0
71 Art Houtteman
1945 - 1957
SP
11.1
KOR
 
0.1
0.0
11.0
-0.0
72 Bill Wight
1946 - 1958
SP
10.7
WW2
 
-2.9
0.0
13.6
0.0
73 Paul Foytack
1953 - 1964
SP
10.3
 
-0.1
-0.1
10.4
-0.1
74 Tom Sturdivant
1955 - 1964
SP
10.1
 
0.0
-0.1
10.1
-0.0
75 Willard Nixon
1950 - 1958
SP
9.3
 
2.8
0.0
6.5
0.0
76 Russ Meyer
1946 - 1959
SP
9.2
WW2
 
-3.4
-0.1
12.7
-0.0
77 Max Surkont
1949 - 1957
SP
8.8
WW2
 
0.7
-0.1
8.2
-0.0
78 Connie Johnson
1953 - 1958
SP
8.8
WW2
Y
 
-0.1
-0.0
8.9
-0.0
79 Cal McLish
1944 - 1964
SP
8.4
WW2
 
0.4
-0.1
8.1
0.0
80 Brooks Lawrence
1954 - 1960
SP
8.4
WW2
 
-0.6
-0.2
9.1
-0.1
81 Billy Loes
1950 - 1961
SP
8.0
 
-2.2
-0.1
10.3
-0.1
82 George Brunet
1956 - 1971
SP
7.8
 
-1.8
-0.2
9.8
-0.0
83 Don Lee
1957 - 1966
SP
7.5
 
-0.1
-0.1
7.7
-0.1
84 Saul Rogovin
1949 - 1957
SP
7.5
 
0.7
-0.0
6.8
-0.0
85 Willard Schmidt
1952 - 1959
SP
6.8
 
-0.1
-0.1
6.9
-0.1
86 Bud Daley
1955 - 1964
SP
6.7
 
0.8
-0.2
6.0
-0.1
87 Ike Delock
1952 - 1963
SP
6.4
 
-2.9
-0.1
9.4
-0.1
88 Tom Poholsky
1950 - 1957
SP
6.3
 
-0.4
-0.1
6.8
-0.0
89 Herm Wehmeier
1945 - 1958
SP
6.0
 
0.1
-0.2
6.0
-0.1
90 Dave Hillman
1955 - 1962
SP
5.9
 
-0.6
-0.1
6.6
-0.1
91 Glen Hobbie
1957 - 1964
SP
5.8
 
-0.8
0.1
6.7
0.1
92 Jerry Walker
1957 - 1964
SP
5.7
 
1.5
-0.2
4.3
-0.1
93 Tom Cheney
1957 - 1966
SP
5.3
 
-0.3
-0.1
5.7
-0.0
94 Art Ditmar
1954 - 1962
SP
5.2
KOR
 
-0.4
-0.1
5.6
-0.1
95 Frank Baumann
1955 - 1965
SP
4.9
 
1.7
-0.2
3.3
-0.1
96 Arnie Portocarrero
1954 - 1960
SP
4.8
 
-0.9
-0.1
5.7
-0.0
97 Chet Nichols
1951 - 1964
SP
4.7
 
-0.8
-0.2
5.5
-0.1
98 Russ Kemmerer
1954 - 1963
SP
4.6
 
-0.6
-0.1
5.2
-0.1
99 Jim Owens
1955 - 1967
SP
4.3
 
-0.9
0.1
5.2
0.1
100 Bob Kuzava
1946 - 1957
SP
4.2
WW2
 
-1.2
0.0
5.5
-0.0
 
  Vinegar Bend Mizell
1952 - 1962
SP
14.9
 
-2.7
-0.1
17.7
0.0
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