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Ken Ash

Kenneth Lowther Ash

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 16, 1901 in Anmoore, WV
High School: Washington Irving HS (Clarksburg, WV)
School: West Virginia Wesleyan College (Buckhannon, WV) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1925 (Age 23.213, 5,512th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/WhiteSox 1925-1930

Last Game: September 26, 1930 (Age 29.010)
Died: November 15, 1979 in Clarksburg, WV
Buried: Elk View Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV
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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
1925 23 CHW AL 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 50 9.61 1.750 15.8 4.5 0.0 0.0
1928 26 CIN NL 3 3 .500 6.50 8 5 3 2 0 0 36.0 43 26 26 1 13 6 1 0 1 155 61 4.10 1.556 10.8 0.3 3.3 1.5 0.46
1929 27 CIN NL 1 5 .167 4.83 29 7 17 2 0 2 82.0 91 57 44 2 30 26 5 0 2 356 95 4.13 1.476 10.0 0.2 3.3 2.9 0.87
1930 28 CIN NL 2 0 1.000 3.43 16 1 12 1 0 1 39.1 37 22 15 1 16 15 0 0 0 160 142 4.29 1.347 8.5 0.2 3.7 3.4 0.94
4 Yrs 6 8 .429 4.96 55 13 34 5 0 3 161.1 178 109 89 6 59 47 6 0 3 689 91 4.30 1.469 9.9 0.3 3.3 2.6 0.80
162 Game Avg. 6 8 .429 4.96 55 13 34 5 0 3 161 178 109 89 6 59 47 6 0 3 689 91 4.30 1.469 9.9 0.3 3.3 2.6 0.80
CIN (3 yrs) 6 8 .429 4.86 53 13 32 5 0 3 157.1 171 105 85 4 59 47 6 0 3 671 93 4.16 1.462 9.8 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 50 9.61 1.750 15.8 4.5 0.0 0.0
NL (3 yrs) 6 8 .429 4.86 53 13 32 5 0 3 157.1 171 105 85 4 59 47 6 0 3 671 93 4.16 1.462 9.8 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80
AL (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 50 9.61 1.750 15.8 4.5 0.0 0.0
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
1925 23 CHW AL 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 5.72 0.08 0.00 108.4 6.12 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .442 .499
1928 26 CIN NL 36.0 8 5 26 6.50 4.79 0.17 0.00 99.5 4.60 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .410 .496
1929 27 CIN NL 82.0 29 7 57 6.26 5.34 0.19 0.00 96.6 4.97 -12 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .464 .494
1930 28 CIN NL 39.1 16 1 22 5.03 6.15 0.02 0.00 97.2 5.96 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.7 8 .522 .502
4 Seasons 161.1 55 13 109 6.08 5.42 0.14 0.00 97.7 5.16 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .472 .497
CIN (3 yrs) 157.1 53 13 105 6.01 5.42 0.14 0.00 97.4 5.13 -15 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .474 .496
CHW (1 yr) 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 5.72 0.08 0.00 108.4 6.12 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .442 .499

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
1925 23 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 26 CIN NL 9 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .071 .133 .071 .205 -45 1 0 1 /1
1929 27 CIN NL 30 21 21 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .143 .143 .190 .333 -17 4 0 0 1/7O
1930 28 CIN NL 17 11 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -9 2 0 0 1
4 Yrs 58 48 46 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .130 .149 .152 .301 -23 7 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 134 128 8 17 3 0 0 3 0 3 22 .130 .149 .152 .301 -23 20 0 3
CIN (3 yrs) 56 48 46 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 8 .130 .149 .152 .301 -23 7 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 56 48 46 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 8 .130 .149 .152 .301 -23 7 0 1
AL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1925 23 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 26 CIN NL 9 16 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1929 27 CIN NL 30 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -2 1/7O
1930 28 CIN NL 17 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
4 Seasons 58 48 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .494 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -4
CIN (3 yrs) 56 48 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .494 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -4
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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 Awards
1925 CHW AL 23 P 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.65
1928 CIN NL 26 P 8 5 2 36.0 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 2.50 1.25 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 CIN NL 27 P 29 7 2 82.0 23 5 17 1 1 .957 2.41 0.76 .964 2.39 2.35
1929 CIN NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10
1929 CIN NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.50
1930 CIN NL 28 P 16 1 1 39.1 15 0 15 0 1 1.000 3.43 0.94 .964 2.22 2.18
4 Seasons P 55 13 5 161.1 48 5 42 1 2 .979 2.62 0.85 .964 2.37 2.32
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.50
4 Seasons TOT 56 13 5 161.1 49 6 42 1 2 .980 2.62 0.86 .964 2.37 2.33
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1929 NL  5 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1929 NL  17 (5th)

                           

Transactions

  • October 8, 1924: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox from Rocky Mount (Virginia) in the 1924 rule 5 draft.
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Name and misspellings: Kenneth Ken kenny keny king Lowther Ash

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