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Tom Acker

Thomas James Acker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 7, 1930 in Paterson, NJ
High School: Fair Lawn HS (Fair Lawn, NJ)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1956 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1956 [*]
Team: Redlegs 1956-1959

Final Game: September 20, 1959 (Age 29)
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Standard Pitching

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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
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 26 CIN NL 4 3 .571 2.37 29 7 3 1 1 1 83.2 60 23 22 7 29 1 54 2 0 0 338 167 3.28 1.064 6.5 0.8 3.1 5.8 1.86
1957 27 CIN NL 10 5 .667 4.97 49 6 17 1 0 4 108.2 122 63 60 16 41 8 67 8 0 3 486 82 4.49 1.500 10.1 1.3 3.4 5.5 1.63
1958 28 CIN NL 4 3 .571 4.55 38 10 4 3 0 1 124.2 126 64 63 10 43 6 90 3 0 2 528 92 3.18 1.356 9.1 0.7 3.1 6.5 2.09
1959 29 CIN NL 1 2 .333 4.12 37 0 11 0 0 2 63.1 57 31 29 10 37 5 45 4 0 1 277 99 5.12 1.484 8.1 1.4 5.3 6.4 1.22
4 Yrs 19 13 .594 4.12 153 23 35 5 1 8 380.1 365 181 174 43 150 20 256 17 0 6 1629 99 3.90 1.354 8.6 1.0 3.5 6.1 1.71
162 Game Avg. 7 5 .594 4.12 59 9 14 2 0 3 147 141 70 67 17 58 8 99 7 0 2 629 99 3.90 1.354 8.6 1.0 3.5 6.1 1.71

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
1956 26 CIN NL 83.2 29 7 23 2.47 4.28 0.09 0.00 103.8 4.35 19 2.1 .9 -0.2 2.8 26 .574 .513
1957 27 CIN NL 108.2 49 6 63 5.22 4.45 0.06 0.00 106.4 4.68 -6 -0.6 1.3 -0.2 0.3 4 .488 .496
1958 28 CIN NL 124.2 38 10 64 4.62 4.35 0.06 0.00 104.2 4.47 -1 -0.1 1.2 -0.2 1.0 11 .496 .499
1959 29 CIN NL 63.1 37 0 31 4.41 4.33 -0.06 0.00 102.7 4.51 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 0.6 7 .501 .500
4 Seasons 380.1 153 23 181 4.28 4.36 0.05 0.00 104.5 4.51 12 1.4 1.1 -0.6 4.7 48 .509 .501

Standard Batting

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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
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 26 CIN NL 29 22 19 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .053 .182 .053 .234 -34 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1957 27 CIN NL 49 25 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 .053 .217 .053 .270 -24 1 0 1 2 0 0 1
1958 28 CIN NL 38 37 30 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 16 .067 .200 .067 .267 -27 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1959 29 CIN NL 37 12 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 -15 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
4 Yrs 153 96 77 10 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 46 .065 .200 .065 .265 -26 5 1 1 6 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 102 82 11 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 13 49 .065 .200 .065 .265 -26 5 1 1 6 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
1956 26 CIN NL 29 22 -4 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 1
1957 27 CIN NL 49 25 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1958 28 CIN NL 38 37 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1959 29 CIN NL 37 12 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
4 Seasons 153 96 -14 0 0 0 11 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .498 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -3

Standard Fielding

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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
1956 CIN NL 26 P 29 7 1 83.2 24 9 15 0 0 1.000 2.58 0.83 .966 2.05 2.03 6 2 25% 41% 1
1957 CIN NL 27 P 49 6 1 108.2 23 7 16 0 1 1.000 1.90 0.47 .962 2.06 2.08 5 1 17% 39% 1
1958 CIN NL 28 P 38 10 3 124.2 16 2 13 1 0 .938 1.08 0.39 .955 1.97 1.96 7 5 42% 39% 0
1959 CIN NL 29 P 37 0 0 63.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.85 0.16 .953 1.99 1.97 6 3 33% 38% 0
4 Seasons P 153 23 5 380.1 69 19 49 1 1 .986 1.61 0.44 .961 2.02 2.01 24 11 31% 39% 2
4 Seasons TOT 153 23 5 380.1 69 19 49 1 1 .986 1.61 0.44 .961 2.02 2.01 24 11 31% 39% 2
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1957 NL  49 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1957 NL  8 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1956 NL  15 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1956 NL  1.6 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1956 NL  16.51 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1956 NL  1.4 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1956 NL  1.7 (9th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2689), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (648th), 4.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Thomas James tim Tom tommy Acker

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