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Johnny Babich

John Charles Babich

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

Born: May 14, 1913 in Albion, CA
High School: Richmond HS (Richmond, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1934 (Age 21.036)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Athletics/Bees 1934-1941

Final Game: August 28, 1941 (Age 28.106)
Died: January 19, 2001 in Richmond, CA
Buried: St. Joseph Cemetery, San Pablo, CA
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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
1934 21 BRO NL 7 11 .389 4.20 25 18 4 7 0 1 135.0 148 76 63 5 51 62 2 0 3 589 93 3.86 1.474 9.9 0.3 3.4 4.1 1.22
1935 22 BRO NL 7 14 .333 6.66 37 24 8 7 2 0 143.1 191 124 106 7 52 55 2 0 7 669 60 4.05 1.695 12.0 0.4 3.3 3.5 1.06
1936 23 BSN NL 0 0 10.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 11 8 7 1 6 1 1 0 0 33 39 8.60 2.833 16.5 1.5 9.0 1.5 0.17
1940 27 PHA AL 14 13 .519 3.73 31 30 1 16 1 0 229.1 222 111 95 16 80 94 1 0 0 988 119 3.98 1.317 8.7 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.18 MVP-19
1941 28 PHA AL 2 7 .222 6.09 16 14 2 4 0 0 78.1 85 57 53 9 31 19 3 0 2 343 69 4.97 1.481 9.8 1.0 3.6 2.2 0.61
5 Yrs 30 45 .400 4.93 112 86 17 34 3 1 592.0 657 376 324 38 220 231 9 0 12 2622 85 4.15 1.481 10.0 0.6 3.3 3.5 1.05
162 Game Avg. 10 15 .400 4.93 38 30 6 12 1 0 203 226 129 111 13 76 79 3 0 4 900 85 4.15 1.481 10.0 0.6 3.3 3.5 1.05
BRO (2 yrs) 14 25 .359 5.46 62 42 12 14 2 1 278.1 339 200 169 12 103 117 4 0 10 1258 72 3.96 1.588 11.0 0.4 3.3 3.8 1.14
PHA (2 yrs) 16 20 .444 4.33 47 44 3 20 1 0 307.2 307 168 148 25 111 113 4 0 2 1331 101 4.24 1.359 9.0 0.7 3.2 3.3 1.02
BSN (1 yr) 0 0 10.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 11 8 7 1 6 1 1 0 0 33 39 8.60 2.833 16.5 1.5 9.0 1.5 0.17
NL (3 yrs) 14 25 .359 5.57 65 42 14 14 2 1 284.1 350 208 176 13 109 118 5 0 10 1291 71 4.06 1.614 11.1 0.4 3.5 3.7 1.08
AL (2 yrs) 16 20 .444 4.33 47 44 3 20 1 0 307.2 307 168 148 25 111 113 4 0 2 1331 101 4.24 1.359 9.0 0.7 3.2 3.3 1.02
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
1934 21 BRO NL 134.2 25 18 76 5.08 4.68 -0.11 0.00 95.0 4.55 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 4 .465 .495
1935 22 BRO NL 143.2 37 24 124 7.77 4.78 0.03 0.00 97.1 4.61 -51 -4.6 1.0 -0.1 -3.5 -38 .376 .472
1936 23 BSN NL 6.0 3 0 8 12.00 4.72 0.19 0.00 98.2 4.44 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .353 .497
1940 27 PHA AL 229.1 31 30 111 4.36 5.12 -0.30 0.00 100.4 5.44 26 2.6 1.0 -0.2 4.6 52 .585 .516 $4,000 MVP-19
1941 28 PHA AL 78.1 16 14 57 6.55 4.75 -0.05 0.00 99.1 4.76 -16 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .407 .491 $7,500
5 Seasons 592.0 112 86 376 5.72 4.88 -0.14 0.00 98.1 4.94 -56 -4.8 1.0 -0.4 0.2 6 .458 .493 $11,500
BRO (2 yrs) 278.1 62 42 200 6.47 4.73 -0.04 0.00 96.0 4.58 -60 -5.5 1.0 -0.2 -3.3 -34 .412 .481
PHA (2 yrs) 307.2 47 44 168 4.91 5.03 -0.24 0.00 100.1 5.27 10 1.2 1.0 -0.2 3.8 44 .524 .508 $11,500
BSN (1 yr) 6.0 3 0 8 12.00 4.72 0.19 0.00 98.2 4.44 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .353 .497

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
1934 21 BRO NL 25 51 50 4 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 19 .140 .140 .140 .280 -23 7 0 0 1 1
1935 22 BRO NL 37 51 49 4 9 2 0 0 4 1 0 16 .184 .200 .224 .424 15 11 2 1 2 1
1936 23 BSN NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1940 27 PHA AL 31 91 86 4 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 24 .116 .146 .128 .274 -27 11 3 1 2 1 MVP-19
1941 28 PHA AL 16 29 25 2 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .400 .444 .480 .924 147 12 1 0 2 1
5 Yrs 112 223 211 14 36 5 0 0 10 1 0 4 63 .171 .194 .194 .388 4 41 6 2 7
162 Game Avg. 162 323 305 20 52 7 0 0 14 1 6 91 .171 .194 .194 .388 4 59 9 3 10
BRO (2 yrs) 62 102 99 8 16 2 0 0 7 1 0 35 .162 .170 .182 .352 -4 18 2 1 3
PHA (2 yrs) 47 120 111 6 20 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 28 .180 .216 .207 .423 12 23 4 1 4
BSN (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 65 103 100 8 16 2 0 0 7 1 0 35 .160 .168 .180 .348 -5 18 2 1 3
AL (2 yrs) 47 120 111 6 20 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 28 .180 .216 .207 .423 12 23 4 1 4

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
1934 21 BRO NL 25 51 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1935 22 BRO NL 37 51 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1936 23 BSN NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1940 27 PHA AL 31 91 -17 0 0 0 10 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .479 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 $4,000 1 MVP-19
1941 28 PHA AL 16 29 2 0 0 0 3 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .530 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $7,500 1
5 Seasons 112 223 -30 0 0 0 24 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .495 .499 -0.6 0.0 -6 $11,500
BRO (2 yrs) 62 102 -15 0 0 0 11 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .493 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4
PHA (2 yrs) 47 120 -15 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 $11,500
BSN (1 yr) 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 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
1934 BRO NL 21 P 25 18 7 135.0 46 6 36 4 1 .913 2.80 1.68 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 BRO NL 22 P 37 24 7 143.1 41 6 31 4 1 .902 2.32 1.00 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 BSN NL 23 P 3 0 0 6.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 3.00 0.67 .950 2.25 2.30
1940 PHA AL 27 P 31 30 16 229.1 58 14 42 2 0 .966 2.20 1.81 .956 2.04 2.01 6 1 14% 0 MVP-19
1941 PHA AL 28 P 16 14 4 78.1 28 9 19 0 0 1.000 3.22 1.75 .960 2.14 2.11 3 1 25% 0
5 Seasons P 112 86 34 592.0 176 35 130 11 2 .938 2.51 1.47 .958 2.17 2.17 9 2 18% 0
5 Seasons TOT 112 86 34 592.0 176 35 130 11 2 .938 2.51 1.47 .958 2.17 2.17 9 2 18% 0
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 AL (19, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1940 AL  4.6 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1940 AL  14 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1940 AL  1.317 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 AL  8.712 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1940 AL  229.3 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1940 AL  30 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 AL  0.628 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1935 NL  14 (7th)
1940 AL  13 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1935 NL  106 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1935 NL  7 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1940 AL  988 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1940 AL  3.98 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  13.87 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.2 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.1 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.3 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1934 NL  4 (2nd)
1935 NL  4 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1934 NL  born 1913-05-14 (8th)

             

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 - 10 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1930), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2706th), -0.4 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1940 27 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 28 Philadelphia Athletics $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,500
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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