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Al Aber

Albert Julius Aber (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 31, 1927 in Cleveland, OH
High School: West Technical HS (Cleveland, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1950 (Age 23.046)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians/Athletics 1950-1957

Final Game: September 11, 1957 (Age 30.042)
Died: May 20, 1993 in Garfield Heights, OH
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1950 22 CLE AL 1 0 1.000 2.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 5 2 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 34 224 3.03 1.000 5.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 1.00
1953 25 TOT AL 5 4 .556 4.71 23 10 7 2 0 0 72.2 69 41 38 3 50 38 0 0 4 325 86 4.15 1.638 8.5 0.4 6.2 4.7 0.76
1953 25 CLE AL 1 1 .500 7.50 6 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 6 6 5 0 9 4 0 0 0 35 53 5.76 2.500 9.0 0.0 13.5 6.0 0.44
1953 25 DET AL 4 3 .571 4.46 17 10 5 2 0 0 66.2 63 35 33 3 41 34 0 0 4 290 91 4.00 1.560 8.5 0.4 5.5 4.6 0.83
1954 26 DET AL 5 11 .313 3.97 32 18 6 4 0 3 124.2 121 63 55 8 40 54 3 0 0 528 94 3.40 1.291 8.7 0.6 2.9 3.9 1.35
1955 27 DET AL 6 3 .667 3.38 39 1 22 0 0 3 80.0 86 32 30 9 28 1 37 0 0 1 346 116 3.95 1.425 9.7 1.0 3.2 4.2 1.32
1956 28 DET AL 4 4 .500 3.43 42 0 28 0 0 7 63.0 65 30 24 1 25 6 21 2 0 2 281 122 3.19 1.429 9.3 0.1 3.6 3.0 0.84
1957 29 TOT AL 3 3 .500 7.20 31 0 13 0 0 1 40.0 52 37 32 8 13 3 15 1 0 1 184 55 5.36 1.625 11.7 1.8 2.9 3.4 1.15
1957 29 DET AL 3 3 .500 6.81 28 0 13 0 0 1 37.0 46 33 28 6 11 3 15 1 0 0 167 57 4.73 1.541 11.2 1.5 2.7 3.6 1.36
1957 29 KCA AL 0 0 12.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 17 37 13.12 2.667 18.0 6.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
6 Yrs 24 25 .490 4.18 168 30 76 7 0 14 389.1 398 205 181 29 160 10 169 6 0 8 1698 94 3.81 1.433 9.2 0.7 3.7 3.9 1.06
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .490 4.18 58 10 26 2 0 5 134 137 70 62 10 55 58 2 0 3 583 94 3.81 1.433 9.2 0.7 3.7 3.9 1.06
DET (5 yrs) 22 24 .478 4.12 158 29 74 6 0 14 371.1 381 193 170 27 145 10 161 6 0 7 1612 95 3.73 1.417 9.2 0.7 3.5 3.9 1.11
CLE (2 yrs) 2 1 .667 4.20 7 1 2 1 0 0 15.0 11 8 7 0 13 8 0 0 0 69 102 4.12 1.600 6.6 0.0 7.8 4.8 0.62
KCA (1 yr) 0 0 12.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 17 37 13.12 2.667 18.0 6.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1950 22 CLE AL 9.0 1 1 2 2.00 4.76 0.14 0.00 88.0 4.07 2 0.2 -0.0 0.3 3 .715 .501 $2,700
1953 25 CLE AL 6.0 6 0 6 9.00 5.18 0.24 0.00 98.7 4.88 -3 -0.3 3.3 -0.3 -0.6 -2 .453 .498 $3,900
1953 25 DET AL 66.2 17 10 35 4.73 4.60 -0.61 0.00 99.6 5.18 3 0.3 1.1 -0.0 0.8 9 .518 .502
1954 26 DET AL 124.2 32 18 63 4.55 4.35 0.09 0.00 97.4 4.14 -5 -0.6 2.3 -0.2 0.3 4 .482 .496 $6,000
1955 27 DET AL 80.1 39 1 32 3.59 4.41 -0.01 0.00 99.5 4.39 6 0.7 1.8 0.0 1.4 14 .517 .504 $7,500
1956 28 DET AL 63.0 42 0 30 4.29 4.86 -0.07 0.00 101.9 5.02 5 0.5 1.3 -0.1 1.0 11 .511 .503 $9,000
1957 29 DET AL 37.0 28 0 33 8.03 4.51 0.21 0.00 101.1 4.35 -15 -1.6 2.0 -0.9 -2.1 -12 .444 .490 $9,000
1957 29 KCA AL 3.0 3 0 4 12.00 4.99 -0.05 0.00 104.5 5.26 -2 -0.2 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .424 .499
6 Seasons 389.2 168 30 205 4.73 4.53 -0.06 0.00 99.1 4.55 -9 -1.0 1.7 -1.4 1.0 24 .494 .500 $38,100
DET (5 yrs) 371.2 158 29 193 4.67 4.51 -0.07 0.00 99.3 4.55 -6 -0.7 1.7 -1.1 1.4 25 .496 .500 $31,500
CLE (2 yrs) 15.0 7 1 8 4.80 4.93 0.18 0.00 92.3 4.39 -1 -0.1 3.3 -0.3 -0.3 1 .491 .499 $6,600
KCA (1 yr) 3.0 3 0 4 12.00 4.99 -0.05 0.00 104.5 5.26 -2 -0.2 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .424 .499

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1950 22 CLE AL 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -7 0 0 0 0 /1
1953 25 TOT AL 23 27 23 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .130 .231 .130 .361 0 3 0 0 1 1
1953 25 CLE AL 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 /1
1953 25 DET AL 17 25 23 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .130 .167 .130 .297 -18 3 0 0 1 1
1954 26 DET AL 32 45 39 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 17 .128 .167 .128 .295 -18 5 1 0 3 1 1
1955 27 DET AL 39 19 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .059 .059 .059 .118 -68 1 1 0 2 0 0 1
1956 28 DET AL 42 13 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .364 .300 .664 77 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1957 29 TOT AL 31 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 44 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1957 29 DET AL 28 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1957 29 KCA AL 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 447 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 168 117 100 5 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 41 .140 .202 .140 .342 -5 14 2 0 8 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 113 96 5 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 40 .140 .202 .140 .342 -5 14 2 0 8
DET (5 yrs) 158 111 97 5 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 40 .134 .175 .134 .309 -15 13 2 0 8 1 0
CLE (2 yrs) 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .600 .000 .600 70 0 0 0 0
KCA (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 447 1 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1950 22 CLE AL 1 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,700 /1
1953 25 CLE AL 6 2 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,900 /1
1953 25 DET AL 17 25 -4 -1 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1954 26 DET AL 32 45 -6 -0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $6,000 1
1955 27 DET AL 39 19 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,500 1
1956 28 DET AL 42 13 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $9,000 1
1957 29 DET AL 28 9 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $9,000 1
1957 29 KCA AL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .520 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
6 Seasons 168 117 -16 -1 -0 0 13 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .498 .499 -0.4 0.0 -3 $38,100
DET (5 yrs) 158 111 -16 -1 -0 0 12 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .497 .499 -0.5 0.0 -5 $31,500
CLE (2 yrs) 7 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $6,600
KCA (1 yr) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .520 .500 0.1 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 CLE AL 22 P 1 1 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 2.00 .950 2.00 2.00 0 0 0
1953 TOT AL 25 P 23 10 2 72.2 17 0 17 0 1 1.000 2.11 0.74 .957 1.96 1.93 1 3 75% 51% 1
1953 CLE AL 25 P 6 0 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.33 .955 1.95 1.93 0 1 100% 51% 0
1953 DET AL 25 P 17 10 2 66.2 15 0 15 0 1 1.000 2.02 0.88 .957 1.96 1.93 1 2 67% 51% 1
1954 DET AL 26 P 32 18 4 124.2 36 13 21 2 2 .944 2.45 1.06 .959 2.01 1.99 1 3 75% 48% 0
1955 DET AL 27 P 39 1 0 80.0 24 4 17 3 2 .875 2.36 0.54 .956 1.99 1.97 2 3 60% 47% 0
1956 DET AL 28 P 42 0 0 63.0 14 1 12 1 1 .929 1.86 0.31 .950 1.91 1.91 0 1 100% 44% 0
1957 TOT AL 29 P 31 0 0 40.0 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.48 .963 2.00 2.00 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 29 P 28 0 0 37.0 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 3.16 0.46 .963 1.99 2.00 0 0 0
1957 KCA AL 29 P 3 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 0.67 .965 2.10 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 168 30 7 389.1 108 23 79 6 6 .944 2.36 0.61 .957 1.98 1.96 4 10 71% 48% 1
6 Seasons TOT 168 30 7 389.1 108 23 79 6 6 .944 2.36 0.61 .957 1.98 1.96 4 10 71% 48% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1956 AL  42 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1956 AL  7 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1955 AL  22 (10th)
1956 AL  28 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2035), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1568th), 0.6 career WAR/0.6 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1950 22 Cleveland Indians $2,700 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 25 Cleveland Indians $3,900 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 26 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 27 Detroit Tigers $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 28 Detroit Tigers $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 29 Detroit Tigers $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/KCA
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,100
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Albert Lefty Julius alphonse allen allan alberto alan Al Aber

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