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Pete Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander (Old Pete)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 26, 1887 in Elba, NE
High School: St. Paul HS (St. Paul, NE)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1911 (Age 24.048, 3,450th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1911 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Cardinals 1911-1930

Last Game: May 28, 1930 (Age 43.091)   vs. BSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1938 (212/262 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Pete Alexander Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 4, 1950 in St. Paul, NE
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, St. Paul, NE
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Standard Pitching

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
1911 24 PHI NL 28 13 .683 2.57 48 37 11 31 7 3 367.0 285 133 105 5 129 227 8 1 4 1440 133 2.83 1.128 7.0 0.1 3.2 5.6 1.76 MVP-3
1912 25 PHI NL 19 17 .528 2.81 46 34 10 25 3 3 310.1 289 133 97 11 105 195 6 0 5 1290 128 3.13 1.270 8.4 0.3 3.0 5.7 1.86 MVP-22
1913 26 PHI NL 22 8 .733 2.79 47 36 9 23 9 2 306.1 288 106 95 9 75 159 3 0 3 1234 118 2.66 1.185 8.5 0.3 2.2 4.7 2.12
1914 27 PHI NL 27 15 .643 2.38 46 39 7 32 6 1 355.0 327 133 94 8 76 214 11 0 1 1459 122 2.26 1.135 8.3 0.2 1.9 5.4 2.82 MVP-10
1915 28 PHI NL 31 10 .756 1.22 49 42 7 36 12 3 376.1 253 86 51 3 64 241 10 0 2 1435 225 1.82 0.842 6.1 0.1 1.5 5.8 3.77
1916 29 PHI NL 33 12 .733 1.55 48 45 3 38 16 3 389.0 323 90 67 6 50 167 10 0 3 1500 172 2.12 0.959 7.5 0.1 1.2 3.9 3.34
1917 30 PHI NL 30 13 .698 1.83 45 44 0 34 8 0 388.0 336 107 79 4 56 200 6 0 1 1529 154 1.84 1.010 7.8 0.1 1.3 4.6 3.57
1918 31 CHC NL 2 1 .667 1.73 3 3 0 3 0 0 26.0 19 7 5 0 3 15 1 0 0 98 163 1.54 0.846 6.6 0.0 1.0 5.2 5.00
1919 32 CHC NL 16 11 .593 1.72 30 27 3 20 9 1 235.0 180 51 45 3 38 121 0 0 1 906 166 2.11 0.928 6.9 0.1 1.5 4.6 3.18
1920 33 CHC NL 27 14 .659 1.91 46 40 6 33 7 5 363.1 335 96 77 8 69 173 1 0 3 1447 166 2.66 1.112 8.3 0.2 1.7 4.3 2.51
1921 34 CHC NL 15 13 .536 3.39 31 30 1 20 3 1 252.0 286 110 95 10 33 77 1 0 1 1033 113 3.41 1.266 10.2 0.4 1.2 2.8 2.33
1922 35 CHC NL 16 13 .552 3.63 33 31 2 20 1 1 245.2 283 111 99 8 34 48 3 0 4 1014 115 3.49 1.290 10.4 0.3 1.2 1.8 1.41
1923 36 CHC NL 22 12 .647 3.19 39 36 2 26 3 2 305.0 308 128 108 17 30 72 0 0 2 1246 125 3.48 1.108 9.1 0.5 0.9 2.1 2.40
1924 37 CHC NL 12 5 .706 3.03 21 20 0 12 0 0 169.1 183 82 57 9 25 33 1 0 1 708 128 3.80 1.228 9.7 0.5 1.3 1.8 1.32 MVP-22
1925 38 CHC NL 15 11 .577 3.39 32 30 1 20 1 0 236.0 270 106 89 15 29 63 3 0 1 977 128 3.81 1.267 10.3 0.6 1.1 2.4 2.17
1926 39 TOT NL 12 10 .545 3.05 30 23 7 15 2 2 200.1 191 83 68 8 31 47 2 0 0 815 128 3.46 1.108 8.6 0.4 1.4 2.1 1.52 MVP-19
1926 39 CHC NL 3 3 .500 3.46 7 7 0 4 0 0 52.0 55 26 20 0 7 12 0 0 0 218 112 2.86 1.192 9.5 0.0 1.2 2.1 1.71
1926 39 STL NL 9 7 .563 2.91 23 16 7 11 2 2 148.1 136 57 48 8 24 35 2 0 0 597 134 3.67 1.079 8.3 0.5 1.5 2.1 1.46
1927 40 STL NL 21 10 .677 2.52 37 30 5 22 2 3 268.0 261 94 75 11 38 48 1 0 1 1082 160 3.64 1.116 8.8 0.4 1.3 1.6 1.26 MVP-20
1928 41 STL NL 16 9 .640 3.36 34 31 2 18 1 2 243.2 262 107 91 15 37 59 2 0 3 1009 120 3.70 1.227 9.7 0.6 1.4 2.2 1.59
1929 42 STL NL 9 8 .529 3.89 22 19 3 8 0 0 132.0 149 65 57 10 23 33 1 0 2 562 123 4.19 1.303 10.2 0.7 1.6 2.3 1.43
1930 43 PHI NL 0 3 .000 9.14 9 3 2 0 0 0 21.2 40 24 22 5 6 6 0 0 0 109 61 6.78 2.123 16.6 2.1 2.5 2.5 1.00
20 Yrs 373 208 .642 2.56 696 600 81 436 90 32 5190.0 4868 1852 1476 165 951 2198 70 1 38 20893 135 2.88 1.121 8.4 0.3 1.6 3.8 2.31
162 Game Avg. 20 11 .642 2.56 37 31 4 23 5 2 272 255 97 77 9 50 115 4 0 2 1096 135 2.88 1.121 8.4 0.3 1.6 3.8 2.31
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
CHC (9 yrs) 128 83 .607 2.84 242 224 15 158 24 10 1884.1 1919 717 595 70 268 614 10 0 13 7647 131 3.17 1.161 9.2 0.3 1.3 2.9 2.29
PHI (8 yrs) 190 91 .676 2.18 338 280 49 219 61 15 2513.2 2141 812 610 51 561 1409 54 1 19 9996 140 2.39 1.075 7.7 0.2 2.0 5.0 2.51
STL (4 yrs) 55 34 .618 3.08 116 96 17 59 5 7 792.0 808 323 271 44 122 175 6 0 6 3250 134 3.76 1.174 9.2 0.5 1.4 2.0 1.43
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
1911 24 PHI NL 367.0 48 37 133 3.26 4.44 0.07 0.00 101.0 4.41 50 5.7 1.00 -0.3 8.4 77 .618 .535 $1,500 MVP-3
1912 25 PHI NL 310.1 46 34 133 3.86 4.65 0.02 0.00 106.0 4.90 38 4.1 1.00 -0.3 6.4 63 .588 .525 $2,000 MVP-22
1913 26 PHI NL 306.1 47 36 106 3.11 4.11 0.02 0.00 104.0 4.26 39 4.5 1.00 -0.2 6.8 63 .596 .528
1914 27 PHI NL 355.0 46 39 133 3.37 3.78 -0.46 0.00 105.0 4.46 45 5.7 1.00 -0.2 8.4 68 .624 .535 $7,000 MVP-10
1915 28 PHI NL 376.1 49 42 86 2.06 3.59 0.20 0.00 100.0 3.39 59 8.0 1.00 -0.2 10.9 81 .663 .549 $7,000
1916 29 PHI NL 390.0 48 45 90 2.08 3.38 0.06 0.00 101.5 3.37 55 7.7 1.00 -0.2 10.6 81 .660 .547 $7,000
1917 30 PHI NL 387.0 45 44 107 2.49 3.50 0.04 0.00 104.3 3.61 47 6.4 1.00 -0.2 9.3 73 .642 .539 $12,500
1918 31 CHC NL 26.0 3 3 7 2.42 3.78 0.00 0.00 97.2 3.67 4 0.5 -0.0 0.7 5 .663 .503 $8,000
1919 32 CHC NL 235.0 30 27 51 1.95 3.71 0.17 0.00 99.4 3.51 42 5.7 1.00 -0.2 7.4 57 .690 .535
1920 33 CHC NL 363.1 46 40 96 2.38 3.94 -0.14 0.00 102.2 4.17 72 9.4 1.00 -0.2 12.1 99 .703 .558
1921 34 CHC NL 251.1 31 30 110 3.94 4.71 0.01 0.00 101.9 4.80 25 2.7 1.00 -0.1 4.7 45 .587 .517
1922 35 CHC NL 244.0 33 31 111 4.09 5.13 0.03 0.00 100.1 5.11 26 2.6 1.00 -0.1 4.6 50 .580 .516
1923 36 CHC NL 304.2 39 36 128 3.78 4.87 0.28 0.00 100.6 4.62 27 2.8 1.00 -0.2 5.2 56 .572 .517
1924 37 CHC NL 169.1 21 20 82 4.36 4.83 0.16 0.00 100.6 4.70 7 0.8 1.00 -0.1 2.1 21 .536 .505 MVP-22
1925 38 CHC NL 235.0 32 30 106 4.06 5.22 0.19 0.00 101.8 5.13 27 2.7 1.00 -0.1 4.6 50 .586 .517 $15,000
1926 39 CHC NL 52.0 7 7 26 4.50 4.77 0.26 0.00 100.9 4.55 0 0.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .502 .500 MVP-19
1926 39 STL NL 148.1 23 16 57 3.46 4.50 0.27 0.00 104.1 4.40 15 1.6 1.00 -0.1 2.8 28 .571 .510 MVP-19
1927 40 STL NL 268.0 37 30 94 3.16 4.64 0.36 0.00 101.3 4.33 37 4.0 1.00 -0.2 6.1 58 .609 .525 $17,500 MVP-20
1928 41 STL NL 243.2 34 31 107 3.95 4.55 0.11 0.00 102.1 4.53 15 1.5 1.00 -0.1 3.4 37 .545 .510 $17,500
1929 42 STL NL 132.0 22 19 65 4.43 5.32 -0.09 0.00 100.9 5.47 15 1.4 1.00 -0.1 2.5 29 .565 .509
1930 43 PHI NL 21.2 9 3 24 9.97 5.60 -0.64 0.00 102.4 6.39 -9 -0.7 1.00 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .422 .496
20 Seasons 5186.1 696 600 1852 3.21 4.27 0.06 0.00 102.1 4.30 635 77.2 1.00 -3.2 117.0 1040 .611 .529 $95,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CHC (9 yrs) 1880.2 242 224 717 3.43 4.58 0.09 0.00 101.0 4.54 230 27.2 1.00 -1.0 41.8 388 .612 .525 $23,000
PHI (8 yrs) 2513.2 338 280 812 2.91 3.91 -0.01 0.00 103.0 4.04 323 41.3 1.00 -1.7 60.3 500 .622 .536 $37,000
STL (4 yrs) 792.0 116 96 323 3.67 4.70 0.19 0.00 102.0 4.59 82 8.6 1.00 -0.5 14.8 151 .574 .514 $35,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1915 28 PHI NL WS L BOS 1 1 .500 1.53 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.2 14 3 3 0 4 1 10 0 0 0 69 1.019 7.1 0.0 2.0 5.1 2.50
1926 ❍ 39 STL NL WS W NYY 2 0 1.000 1.33 3 2 1 2 0 1 20.1 12 4 3 0 4 0 17 0 0 0 76 0.787 5.3 0.0 1.8 7.5 4.25
1928 41 STL NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 19.80 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 10 11 11 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 30 2.800 18.0 5.4 7.2 3.6 0.50
3 Yrs (3 Series) 3 2 .600 3.56 7 5 2 4 0 1 43.0 36 18 17 3 12 1 29 0 0 0 175 1.116 7.5 0.6 2.5 6.1 2.42
3 WS 3 2 .600 3.56 7 5 2 4 0 1 43.0 36 18 17 3 12 1 29 0 0 0 175 1.116 7.5 0.6 2.5 6.1 2.42

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1930 43 PHI NL 38 9 109 101 24 40 3 1 5 3 2 6 6 .396 .426 .594 1.020 .385 60 0 0 1 1 2
1 Yr 38 9 109 101 24 40 3 1 5 3 2 6 6 .396 .426 .594 1.020 .385 60 0 0 1 1 2
162 Game Avg. 215 51 618 572 136 227 17 6 28 17 11 34 34 .396 .426 .594 1.020 .385 340 0 0 6 6 11
MLB Averages .317 .389 .348 .737 .343

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1930 43 PHI NL -7.3 -0.6 77 -0.6 0.9 -1.5 .89 -0.5 -0.2 -4.9 -0.4 0.99 -6.4 0 0 3
20 Yrs 514.7 56.9 77 -0.6 0.9 -1.5 .89 -0.5 -0.2 -4.9 -0.4 0.99 -6.4 0 0 3

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1913 26 PHI NL 47 36 18 7 11 1 1 23 10 .697 23 9 21 58% 59.5 86 20 25 7 4.1 7.9
1914 27 PHI NL 46 39 23 14 2 3 6 24 15 .615 32 6 26 67% 60.7 94 15 28 6 4.5 8.4
1915 28 PHI NL 49 42 30 9 3 1 7 31 10 .756 36 12 39 93% 71.9 95 44 30 3 4.4 8.8
1916 29 PHI NL 48 45 33 12 0 0 7 33 12 .733 38 16 40 89% 66.5 92 27 36 4 3.5 8.6
1917 30 PHI NL 45 44 30 13 1 0 8 31 13 .705 34 8 39 89% 65.4 90 18 32 6 3.8 8.8
1918 31 CHC NL 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 .667 3 0 3 100% 68.7 82 51 0 1 4.8 8.7
1919 32 CHC NL 30 27 16 10 1 0 6 16 11 .593 20 9 23 85% 67.6 99 25 17 6 3.4 8.5
1920 33 CHC NL 46 40 26 14 0 1 6 26 14 .650 33 7 31 78% 63.8 94 21 31 6 3.3 8.9
1921 34 CHC NL 31 30 15 13 2 3 4 16 14 .533 20 3 16 53% 52.6 79 10 15 8 4.6 8.4
1922 35 CHC NL 33 31 15 13 3 3 5 17 13 .567 20 1 18 58% 49.9 78 11 11 6 4.3 7.7
1923 36 CHC NL 39 36 22 11 3 6 7 23 13 .639 26 3 23 64% 55.7 86 21 21 5 5.6 8.3
1924 37 CHC NL 21 20 12 4 4 3 2 13 7 .650 12 0 13 65% 54.0 80 27 7 8 5.1 8.1
1925 38 CHC NL 32 30 15 10 5 2 4 18 12 .600 20 1 18 60% 51.6 78 17 5 13 5.0 7.7
1926 39 TOT NL 30 23 10 9 4 2 4 11 11 .500 15 2 14 61% 54.7 80 18 6 8 3.8 8.1
1926 39 CHC NL 7 7 3 3 1 1 2 4 3 .571 4 0 4 57% 51.9 71 28 0 5 4.3 7.4
1926 39 STL NL 23 16 7 6 3 1 2 7 8 .467 11 2 10 63% 55.9 80 18 6 3 3.6 8.4
1927 40 STL NL 37 30 19 9 2 2 4 21 9 .700 22 2 22 73% 58.0 79 25 15 8 5.2 8.5
1928 41 STL NL 34 31 16 9 6 5 6 19 12 .613 18 1 18 58% 52.7 85 20 10 13 5.7 7.6
1929 42 STL NL 22 19 7 8 4 0 2 10 9 .526 8 0 10 53% 48.7 75 18 7 7 5.5 6.4
1930 43 PHI NL 9 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 .333 0 0 1 33% 37.7 48 30 3 0 2 1 4.2 2.7 4.9
18 Yrs 602 529 309 167 53 32 81 335 188 .641 380 80 375 71% 59 99 10 3 0 298 116 4.4 2.7 8.2
MLB Averages .500 55% 51 153 -56 4.5 5.1 7.2
G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1913 26 PHI NL 47 11 9 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 2 6.5
1914 27 PHI NL 46 7 7 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 10.7
1915 28 PHI NL 49 7 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 1 3.1
1916 29 PHI NL 48 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.7
1917 30 PHI NL 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
1919 32 CHC NL 30 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 5.0
1920 33 CHC NL 46 6 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 1 3.0
1921 34 CHC NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.0
1922 35 CHC NL 33 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
1923 36 CHC NL 39 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4.7
1924 37 CHC NL 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 24.0
1925 38 CHC NL 32 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
1926 39 TOT NL 30 7 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 2 5.9
1926 39 STL NL 23 7 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 2 5.9
1927 40 STL NL 37 7 5 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 6.1
1928 41 STL NL 34 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.0
1929 42 STL NL 22 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 9.7
1930 43 PHI NL 9 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% .886 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 2 3 3 2 0 3.5
17 Yrs 592 73 60 17 11 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0% .886 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 2 38 16 2 10 5.9
G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1913 26 PHI NL 1234 0.7% 12.9% 6.1% 3.2% 14% 78%
1914 27 PHI NL 1459 0.6% 14.7% 5.2% 3.9% 17% 77%
1915 28 PHI NL 1435 0.2% 16.8% 4.5% 3.3% 19% 76%
1916 29 PHI NL 1500 0.4% 11.1% 3.3% 2.9% 13% 82%
1917 30 PHI NL 1531 0.3% 13.1% 3.7% 3.6% 16% 81%
1918 31 CHC NL 98 0.0% 15.3% 3.1% 7.1% 37% 79%
1919 32 CHC NL 906 0.3% 13.4% 4.2% 3.8% 19% 80%
1920 33 CHC NL 1447 0.6% 12.0% 4.8% 4.1% 18% 81%
1921 34 CHC NL 1033 1.0% 7.5% 3.2% 85%
1922 35 CHC NL 1015 0.8% 4.7% 3.4% 89%
1923 36 CHC NL 1246 1.4% 5.8% 2.4% 4.3% 17% 88%
1924 37 CHC NL 708 1.3% 4.7% 3.5% 4.2% 16% 89%
1925 38 CHC NL 977 1.5% 6.5% 3.0% 5.8% 21% 88%
1926 39 TOT NL 815 1.0% 5.8% 3.8% 3.7% 16% 87%
1926 39 CHC NL 218 0.0% 5.5% 3.2% 4.6% 18% 88%
1926 39 STL NL 597 1.3% 5.9% 4.0% 3.4% 15% 87%
1927 40 STL NL 1082 1.0% 4.4% 3.5% 3.9% 16% 88%
1928 41 STL NL 1007 1.5% 5.9% 3.7% 3.7% 14% 86%
1929 42 STL NL 562 1.8% 5.9% 4.1% 4.5% 17% 85%
1930 43 PHI NL 109 66% 4.6% 5.5% 5.5% 8.3% 23% 0.62 83% 19 0 0%
18 Yrs 18164 66% 0.8% 9.8% 4.0% 3.4% 15% 0.62 83% 19 0 0%
MLB Averages 51% 0.8% 8.3% 7.8% 3.0% 12% 1.04 75% 9%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1911 24 PHI NL 285 5 4
1912 25 PHI NL 289 11 5
1913 26 PHI NL 288 9 3
1914 27 PHI NL 327 8 1
1915 28 PHI NL 253 3 2
1916 29 PHI NL 323 6 3
1917 30 PHI NL 336 4 1
1918 31 CHC NL 19 0 0
1919 32 CHC NL 180 3 1
1920 33 CHC NL 335 8 3
1921 34 CHC NL 286 10 1
1922 35 CHC NL 283 8 4
1923 36 CHC NL 308 17 2
1924 37 CHC NL 183 9 1
1925 38 CHC NL 270 15 1
1926 39 TOT NL 191 8 0
1926 39 CHC NL 55 0 0
1926 39 STL NL 136 8 0
1927 40 STL NL 261 11 1
1928 41 STL NL 262 15 3
1929 42 STL NL 149 10 2
1930 43 PHI NL 71 40 5 0 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 1 75% 2 0 0 29 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 38
20 Yrs 71 4868 165 0 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 1 75% 2 38 0 29 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 38
MLB Averages 60% 57%
PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1911 24 28 13 .683 2.57 48 37 11 31 7 3 367.0 285 133 105 5 129 227 8 1 4 1440 133 1.128 7.0 0.1 3.2 5.6 1.76 133
1912 25 47 30 .610 2.68 94 71 21 56 10 6 677.1 574 266 202 16 234 422 14 1 9 2730 131 1.193 7.6 0.2 3.1 5.6 1.80 131
1913 26 69 38 .645 2.72 141 107 30 79 19 8 983.2 862 372 297 25 309 581 17 1 12 3964 127 1.190 7.9 0.2 2.8 5.3 1.88 127
1914 27 96 53 .644 2.63 187 146 37 111 25 9 1338.2 1189 505 391 33 385 795 28 1 13 5423 126 1.176 8.0 0.2 2.6 5.3 2.06 126
1915 28 127 63 .668 2.32 236 188 44 147 37 12 1715.0 1442 591 442 36 449 1036 38 1 15 6858 137 1.103 7.6 0.2 2.4 5.4 2.31 137
1916 29 160 75 .681 2.18 284 233 47 185 53 15 2104.0 1765 681 509 42 499 1203 48 1 18 8358 142 1.076 7.5 0.2 2.1 5.1 2.41 142
1917 30 190 88 .683 2.12 329 277 47 219 61 15 2492.0 2101 788 588 46 555 1403 54 1 19 9887 143 1.066 7.6 0.2 2.0 5.1 2.53 143
1918 31 192 89 .683 2.12 332 280 47 222 61 15 2518.0 2120 795 593 46 558 1418 55 1 19 9985 143 1.064 7.6 0.2 2.0 5.1 2.54 143
1919 32 208 100 .675 2.09 362 307 50 242 70 16 2753.0 2300 846 638 49 596 1539 55 1 20 10891 145 1.052 7.5 0.2 1.9 5.0 2.58 145
1920 33 235 114 .673 2.06 408 347 56 275 77 21 3116.1 2635 942 715 57 665 1712 56 1 23 12338 147 1.059 7.6 0.2 1.9 4.9 2.57 147
1921 34 250 127 .663 2.16 439 377 57 295 80 22 3368.1 2921 1052 810 67 698 1789 57 1 24 13371 143 1.074 7.8 0.2 1.9 4.8 2.56 143
1922 35 266 140 .655 2.26 472 408 59 315 81 23 3614.0 3204 1163 909 75 732 1837 60 1 28 14385 140 1.089 8.0 0.2 1.8 4.6 2.51 140
1923 36 288 152 .655 2.34 511 444 61 341 84 25 3919.0 3512 1291 1017 92 762 1909 60 1 30 15631 139 1.091 8.1 0.2 1.7 4.4 2.51 139
1924 37 300 157 .656 2.36 532 464 61 353 84 25 4088.1 3695 1373 1074 101 787 1942 61 1 31 16339 138 1.096 8.1 0.2 1.7 4.3 2.47 138
1925 38 315 168 .652 2.42 564 494 62 373 85 25 4324.1 3965 1479 1163 116 816 2005 64 1 32 17316 137 1.106 8.3 0.2 1.7 4.2 2.46 137
1926 39 327 178 .648 2.45 594 517 69 388 87 27 4524.2 4156 1562 1231 124 847 2052 66 1 32 18131 137 1.106 8.3 0.2 1.7 4.1 2.42 137
1927 40 348 188 .649 2.45 631 547 74 410 89 30 4792.2 4417 1656 1306 135 885 2100 67 1 33 19213 138 1.106 8.3 0.3 1.7 3.9 2.37 138
1928 41 364 197 .649 2.50 665 578 76 428 90 32 5036.1 4679 1763 1397 150 922 2159 69 1 36 20222 137 1.112 8.4 0.3 1.6 3.9 2.34 137
1929 42 373 205 .645 2.53 687 597 79 436 90 32 5168.1 4828 1828 1454 160 945 2192 70 1 38 20784 136 1.117 8.4 0.3 1.6 3.8 2.32 136
1930 43 373 208 .642 2.56 696 600 81 436 90 32 5190.0 4868 1852 1476 165 951 2198 70 1 38 20893 135 1.121 8.4 0.3 1.6 3.8 2.31 135

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1911 24 26 16 .619 2.79 381.0 296 131 118 5 134 236 8 1.129 7.0 3.2 5.6 1.76 0.1 48
1912 25 21 16 .568 3.01 329.0 287 122 110 11 104 207 6 1.188 7.9 2.8 5.7 1.99 0.3 46
1913 26 21 15 .583 2.81 320.0 308 111 100 10 80 166 3 1.213 8.7 2.3 4.7 2.08 0.3 47
1914 27 23 18 .561 3.22 369.0 355 147 132 9 83 222 12 1.187 8.7 2.0 5.4 2.67 0.2 46
1915 28 30 13 .698 2.16 391.0 289 104 94 3 73 250 11 0.926 6.7 1.7 5.8 3.42 0.1 49
1916 29 31 14 .689 2.27 404.0 380 113 102 7 59 173 12 1.087 8.5 1.3 3.9 2.93 0.2 48
1917 30 30 15 .667 2.59 403.0 384 129 116 5 64 208 7 1.112 8.6 1.4 4.6 3.25 0.1 45
1918 31 3 1 .750 2.73 33.0 28 11 10 0 4 19 1 0.970 7.6 1.1 5.2 4.75 0.0 3
1919 32 21 9 .700 2.08 272.0 233 70 63 4 49 140 0 1.037 7.7 1.6 4.6 2.86 0.1 30
1920 33 29 13 .690 2.26 382.0 372 107 96 9 77 182 1 1.175 8.8 1.8 4.3 2.36 0.2 46
1921 34 17 13 .567 3.24 267.0 295 107 96 10 34 81 1 1.232 9.9 1.1 2.7 2.38 0.3 31
1922 35 17 12 .586 3.05 257.0 272 97 87 8 33 50 3 1.187 9.5 1.2 1.8 1.52 0.3 33
1923 36 21 15 .583 2.97 321.0 301 118 106 17 29 76 0 1.028 8.4 0.8 2.1 2.62 0.5 39
1924 37 10 10 .500 3.69 178.0 187 81 73 9 26 35 1 1.197 9.5 1.3 1.8 1.35 0.5 21
1925 38 16 12 .571 2.99 250.0 259 92 83 14 28 67 3 1.148 9.3 1.0 2.4 2.39 0.5 32
1926 39 13 10 .565 3.10 209.0 191 80 72 8 31 49 2 1.062 8.2 1.3 2.1 1.58 0.3 30
1927 40 20 11 .645 2.55 282.0 262 89 80 11 38 51 1 1.064 8.4 1.2 1.6 1.34 0.4 37
1928 41 16 12 .571 3.20 256.0 262 101 91 15 37 62 2 1.168 9.2 1.3 2.2 1.68 0.5 34
1929 42 8 7 .533 3.17 139.0 137 54 49 9 21 35 1 1.137 8.9 1.4 2.3 1.67 0.6 22
1930 43 1 2 .333 5.87 23.0 34 17 15 4 5 6 0 1.696 13.3 2.0 2.3 1.20 1.6 9
20 Yrs 374 234 .615 2.79 5466.0 5132 1881 1693 168 1009 2315 75 1.123 8.5 3.8 2.29 0.3 696
W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (24.3%)
1937 BBWAA (62.2%)
1938 BBWAA (80.9%)
Selected to HOF in 1938 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (3, 36%)
1912 NL (22, 2%)
1914 NL (10, 14%)
1924 NL (22, 1%)
1926 NL (19, 6%)
1927 NL (20, 4%)
0.63 Career Shares (385th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1911 NL  8.0 (2nd)
1912 NL  6.4 (5th)
1913 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1914 NL  8.9 (1st)
1915 NL  10.8 (1st)
1916 NL  11.7 (1st)
1917 NL  9.9 (2nd)
1919 NL  7.6 (1st)
1920 NL  12.8 (1st)
1921 NL  5.4 (5th)
1923 NL  5.2 (7th)
1927 NL  6.4 (6th)
Career  120.0 (15th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1911 NL  8.4 (2nd)
1912 NL  6.4 (3rd)
1913 NL  6.8 (3rd)
1914 NL  8.4 (1st)
1915 NL  10.9 (1st)
1916 NL  10.6 (1st)
1917 NL  9.3 (1st)
1919 NL  7.5 (1st)
1920 NL  12.1 (1st)
1921 NL  4.7 (4th)
1922 NL  4.6 (4th)
1923 NL  5.2 (4th)
1925 NL  4.6 (8th)
1926 NL  3.2 (8th)
1927 NL  6.1 (4th)
Career  117.0 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1911 NL  2.57 (5th)
1914 NL  2.38 (10th)
1915 NL  1.22 (1st)
1916 NL  1.55 (1st)
1917 NL  1.83 (2nd)
1919 NL  1.72 (1st)
1920 NL  1.91 (1st)
1923 NL  3.19 (6th)
1924 NL  3.03 (6th)
1925 NL  3.39 (7th)
1926 NL  3.05 (9th)
1927 NL  2.52 (2nd)
Career  2.56 (51st)

Wins s c a p y
1911 NL  28 (1st)
1912 NL  19 (6th)
1913 NL  22 (4th)
1914 NL  27 (1st)
1915 NL  31 (1st)
1916 NL  33 (1st)
1917 NL  30 (1st)
1920 NL  27 (1st)
1921 NL  15 (10th)
1923 NL  22 (3rd)
1925 NL  15 (9th)
1927 NL  21 (4th)
1928 NL  16 (10th)
Career  373 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1911 NL  .683 (4th)
1913 NL  .733 (3rd)
1914 NL  .643 (7th)
1915 NL  .756 (1st)
1916 NL  .733 (2nd)
1917 NL  .698 (4th)
1920 NL  .659 (2nd)
1923 NL  .647 (6th)
1924 NL  .706 (5th)
1927 NL  .677 (5th)
1928 NL  .640 (9th)
Career  .642 (33rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1911 NL  1.128 (5th)
1913 NL  1.185 (10th)
1914 NL  1.135 (6th)
1915 NL  0.842 (1st)
1916 NL  0.959 (1st)
1917 NL  1.010 (3rd)
1919 NL  0.928 (2nd)
1920 NL  1.112 (4th)
1921 NL  1.266 (7th)
1922 NL  1.290 (6th)
1923 NL  1.108 (1st)
1925 NL  1.267 (5th)
1926 NL  1.108 (1st)
1927 NL  1.116 (1st)
1928 NL  1.227 (5th)
Career  1.121 (36th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 NL  6.989 (1st)
1912 NL  8.381 (10th)
1915 NL  6.051 (1st)
1916 NL  7.473 (10th)
1917 NL  7.794 (10th)
1919 NL  6.894 (1st)
1920 NL  8.298 (6th)
1923 NL  9.089 (9th)
1926 NL  8.581 (6th)
1927 NL  8.765 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 NL  1.927 (5th)
1915 NL  1.531 (4th)
1916 NL  1.157 (2nd)
1917 NL  1.299 (1st)
1919 NL  1.455 (5th)
1920 NL  1.709 (6th)
1921 NL  1.179 (2nd)
1922 NL  1.246 (2nd)
1923 NL  0.885 (1st)
1924 NL  1.329 (2nd)
1925 NL  1.106 (1st)
1926 NL  1.393 (2nd)
1927 NL  1.276 (1st)
1928 NL  1.367 (1st)
Career  1.649 (33rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 NL  5.567 (2nd)
1912 NL  5.655 (1st)
1913 NL  4.671 (5th)
1914 NL  5.425 (2nd)
1915 NL  5.764 (1st)
1917 NL  4.639 (3rd)
1919 NL  4.634 (2nd)
1920 NL  4.285 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1911 NL  48 (3rd)
1912 NL  46 (3rd)
1913 NL  47 (4th)
1914 NL  46 (4th)
1915 NL  49 (2nd)
1916 NL  48 (2nd)
1917 NL  45 (4th)
1920 NL  46 (2nd)
Career  696 (108th)

Saves s c a p y
1911 NL  3 (8th)
1912 NL  3 (5th)
1915 NL  3 (5th)
1916 NL  3 (5th)
1920 NL  5 (2nd)
1923 NL  2 (10th)
1926 NL  2 (9th)
1927 NL  3 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1911 NL  367.0 (1st)
1912 NL  310.3 (1st)
1913 NL  306.3 (3rd)
1914 NL  355.0 (1st)
1915 NL  376.3 (1st)
1916 NL  389.0 (1st)
1917 NL  388.0 (1st)
1920 NL  363.3 (1st)
1921 NL  252.0 (10th)
1923 NL  305.0 (4th)
1925 NL  236.0 (10th)
1927 NL  268.0 (7th)
1928 NL  243.7 (10th)
Career  5,190.0 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1911 NL  227 (2nd)
1912 NL  195 (1st)
1913 NL  159 (3rd)
1914 NL  214 (1st)
1915 NL  241 (1st)
1916 NL  167 (1st)
1917 NL  200 (1st)
1919 NL  121 (3rd)
1920 NL  173 (1st)
Career  2,198 (58th)

Games Started s c a p y
1911 NL  37 (2nd)
1912 NL  34 (7th)
1913 NL  36 (3rd)
1914 NL  39 (3rd)
1915 NL  42 (2nd)
1916 NL  45 (1st)
1917 NL  44 (1st)
1920 NL  40 (1st)
1923 NL  36 (6th)
1925 NL  30 (10th)
1928 NL  31 (7th)
Career  600 (22nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1911 NL  31 (1st)
1912 NL  25 (3rd)
1913 NL  23 (5th)
1914 NL  32 (1st)
1915 NL  36 (1st)
1916 NL  38 (1st)
1917 NL  34 (1st)
1919 NL  20 (9th)
1920 NL  33 (1st)
1921 NL  20 (6th)
1922 NL  20 (4th)
1923 NL  26 (4th)
1925 NL  20 (6th)
1927 NL  22 (4th)
1928 NL  18 (6th)
Career  436 (13th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1911 NL  7 (1st)
1912 NL  3 (7th)
1913 NL  9 (1st)
1914 NL  6 (3rd)
1915 NL  12 (1st)
1916 NL  16 (1st)
1917 NL  8 (1st)
1919 NL  9 (1st)
1920 NL  7 (2nd)
1921 NL  3 (1st)
1923 NL  3 (4th)
1926 NL  2 (10th)
1927 NL  2 (5th)
Career  90 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  11 (1st)
1913 NL  9 (7th)
1914 NL  8 (7th)
1916 NL  6 (8th)
1920 NL  8 (5th)
1923 NL  17 (1st)
1925 NL  15 (8th)
1928 NL  15 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1911 NL  129 (3rd)
1912 NL  105 (8th)
Career  951 (135th)

Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  285 (5th)
1912 NL  289 (5th)
1913 NL  288 (3rd)
1914 NL  327 (1st)
1915 NL  253 (5th)
1916 NL  323 (1st)
1917 NL  336 (1st)
1920 NL  335 (1st)
1921 NL  286 (9th)
1923 NL  308 (5th)
1925 NL  270 (7th)
1927 NL  261 (10th)
1928 NL  262 (7th)
Career  4,868 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1911 NL  1.760 (8th)
1912 NL  1.857 (7th)
1913 NL  2.120 (6th)
1914 NL  2.816 (2nd)
1915 NL  3.766 (1st)
1916 NL  3.340 (2nd)
1917 NL  3.571 (1st)
1919 NL  3.184 (2nd)
1920 NL  2.507 (3rd)
1921 NL  2.333 (2nd)
1922 NL  1.412 (8th)
1923 NL  2.400 (1st)
1925 NL  2.172 (2nd)
1926 NL  1.516 (6th)
1928 NL  1.595 (4th)
Career  2.311 (183rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 NL  0.123 (7th)
1915 NL  0.072 (7th)
1922 NL  0.293 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1912 NL  17 (8th)
Career  208 (39th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1911 NL  105 (4th)
1912 NL  97 (8th)
1913 NL  95 (6th)
1914 NL  94 (2nd)
1917 NL  79 (8th)
1923 NL  108 (7th)
Career  1,476 (42nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1914 NL  11 (5th)
1915 NL  10 (8th)
1916 NL  10 (4th)
Career  70 (219th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1911 NL  1,440 (1st)
1912 NL  1,290 (2nd)
1913 NL  1,234 (3rd)
1914 NL  1,459 (1st)
1915 NL  1,435 (1st)
1916 NL  1,500 (1st)
1917 NL  1,529 (1st)
1920 NL  1,447 (1st)
1923 NL  1,246 (7th)
1927 NL  1,082 (9th)
Career  20,893 (13th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1911 NL  133 (5th)
1912 NL  128 (9th)
1914 NL  122 (7th)
1915 NL  225 (1st)
1916 NL  172 (1st)
1917 NL  154 (2nd)
1919 NL  166 (1st)
1920 NL  166 (1st)
1921 NL  113 (10th)
1923 NL  125 (5th)
1924 NL  128 (6th)
1925 NL  128 (7th)
1926 NL  128 (9th)
1927 NL  160 (2nd)
Career  135 (22nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1911 NL  2.83 (6th)
1912 NL  3.13 (9th)
1913 NL  2.66 (5th)
1914 NL  2.26 (1st)
1915 NL  1.82 (1st)
1916 NL  2.12 (2nd)
1917 NL  1.84 (1st)
1919 NL  2.11 (1st)
1920 NL  2.66 (2nd)
1921 NL  3.41 (5th)
1922 NL  3.49 (4th)
1923 NL  3.48 (6th)
1925 NL  3.81 (8th)
1926 NL  3.46 (6th)
1928 NL  3.70 (8th)
Career  2.88 (97th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1911 NL  36 (3rd)
1912 NL  26 (5th)
1913 NL  23 (5th)
1914 NL  19 (6th)
1915 NL  57 (1st)
1916 NL  47 (1st)
1917 NL  39 (1st)
1919 NL  32 (2nd)
1920 NL  51 (1st)
1921 NL  14 (10th)
1922 NL  19 (7th)
1923 NL  29 (3rd)
1925 NL  25 (6th)
1926 NL  18 (8th)
1927 NL  42 (1st)
Career  515 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1911 NL  3.8 (3rd)
1912 NL  2.6 (5th)
1913 NL  2.5 (5th)
1914 NL  2.1 (6th)
1915 NL  6.9 (1st)
1916 NL  5.8 (1st)
1917 NL  4.7 (1st)
1919 NL  3.9 (2nd)
1920 NL  5.8 (1st)
1921 NL  1.5 (10th)
1922 NL  1.9 (7th)
1923 NL  2.9 (3rd)
1925 NL  2.5 (6th)
1926 NL  1.9 (8th)
1927 NL  4.4 (1st)
Career  56.9 (6th)

Oldest s c a p y
1923 NL  born 1887-02-26 (9th)
1924 NL  born 1887-02-26 (5th)
1925 NL  born 1887-02-26 (4th)
1926 NL  born 1887-02-26 (3rd)
1927 NL  born 1887-02-26 (3rd)
1928 NL  born 1887-02-26 (2nd)
1929 NL  born 1887-02-26 (2nd)
1930 NL  born 1887-02-26 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 130 (2), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 342 (5), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 257 (9), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 77 (4), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (5th), 120.0 career WAR/69.6 7yr-peak WAR/94.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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