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Al Benton

John Alton Benton

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

Born: March 18, 1911 in Noble, OK (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1934 (Age 23.031)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians/Athletics/RedSox 1934-1952

Final Game: September 21, 1952 (Age 41.187)
Died: April 14, 1968 in Lynwood, CA
Buried: Park Lawn Memorial Park, Bell Gardens, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 18, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #526. Tully Sparks… #527. Yu Darvish… #528. Herb Score… #529. AL BENTON… #530. George McQuillan… #531. Jim Devlin… #532. Jim Clancy… 

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 23 PHA AL 7 9 .438 4.88 32 21 5 7 0 1 155.0 145 98 84 7 88 58 2 1 2 682 90 4.70 1.503 8.4 0.4 5.1 3.4 0.66
1935 24 PHA AL 3 4 .429 7.70 27 9 7 0 0 0 78.1 110 81 67 7 47 42 1 0 3 388 59 4.98 2.004 12.6 0.8 5.4 4.8 0.89
1938 27 DET AL 5 3 .625 3.30 19 10 3 6 0 0 95.1 93 40 35 10 39 33 1 0 3 409 154 4.85 1.385 8.8 0.9 3.7 3.1 0.85
1939 28 DET AL 6 8 .429 4.56 37 16 18 3 0 5 150.0 182 94 76 11 58 67 1 0 5 693 107 4.21 1.600 10.9 0.7 3.5 4.0 1.16
1940 29 DET AL 6 10 .375 4.42 42 0 35 0 0 17 79.1 93 44 39 5 36 50 0 0 2 361 107 3.76 1.626 10.6 0.6 4.1 5.7 1.39
1941 ★ 30 DET AL 15 6 .714 2.97 38 14 19 7 1 7 157.2 130 63 52 11 65 63 3 0 2 663 153 4.06 1.237 7.4 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.97 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 31 DET AL 7 13 .350 2.90 35 30 4 9 1 2 226.2 210 87 73 9 84 110 0 0 5 954 136 3.08 1.297 8.3 0.4 3.3 4.4 1.31 AS
1945 34 DET AL 13 8 .619 2.02 31 27 4 12 5 3 191.2 175 68 43 7 63 76 2 0 3 811 175 3.24 1.242 8.2 0.3 3.0 3.6 1.21 MVP-23
1946 35 DET AL 11 7 .611 3.65 28 15 6 6 1 1 140.2 132 69 57 9 58 60 1 0 2 606 101 3.62 1.351 8.4 0.6 3.7 3.8 1.03
1947 36 DET AL 6 7 .462 4.40 36 14 12 4 0 7 133.0 147 77 65 11 61 33 1 0 2 590 86 4.47 1.564 9.9 0.7 4.1 2.2 0.54
1948 37 DET AL 2 2 .500 5.68 30 0 11 0 0 3 44.1 45 34 28 4 36 18 1 0 1 210 77 5.52 1.827 9.1 0.8 7.3 3.7 0.50
1949 38 CLE AL 9 6 .600 2.12 40 11 18 4 2 10 135.2 116 33 32 7 51 41 1 0 3 548 188 3.73 1.231 7.7 0.5 3.4 2.7 0.80
1950 39 CLE AL 4 2 .667 3.57 36 0 13 0 0 4 63.0 57 32 25 7 30 26 1 1 3 269 121 4.68 1.381 8.1 1.0 4.3 3.7 0.87
1952 41 BOS AL 4 3 .571 2.39 24 0 17 0 0 6 37.2 37 11 10 1 17 20 0 0 0 158 166 3.03 1.434 8.8 0.2 4.1 4.8 1.18
14 Yrs 98 88 .527 3.66 455 167 172 58 10 66 1688.1 1672 831 686 106 733 697 15 2 36 7342 115 3.99 1.424 8.9 0.6 3.9 3.7 0.95
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .527 3.66 50 18 19 6 1 7 185 183 91 75 12 80 76 2 0 4 803 115 3.99 1.424 8.9 0.6 3.9 3.7 0.95
DET (9 yrs) 71 64 .526 3.46 296 126 112 47 8 45 1218.2 1207 576 468 77 500 510 10 0 25 5297 121 3.86 1.401 8.9 0.6 3.7 3.8 1.02
PHA (2 yrs) 10 13 .435 5.82 59 30 12 7 0 1 233.1 255 179 151 14 135 100 3 1 5 1070 76 4.80 1.671 9.8 0.5 5.2 3.9 0.74
CLE (2 yrs) 13 8 .619 2.58 76 11 31 4 2 14 198.2 173 65 57 14 81 67 2 1 6 817 159 4.03 1.279 7.8 0.6 3.7 3.0 0.83
BOS (1 yr) 4 3 .571 2.39 24 0 17 0 0 6 37.2 37 11 10 1 17 20 0 0 0 158 166 3.03 1.434 8.8 0.2 4.1 4.8 1.18
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 23 PHA AL 155.0 32 21 98 5.69 5.27 0.20 0.00 95.8 4.86 -15 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.2 4 .458 .492 $1,500
1935 24 PHA AL 78.1 27 9 81 9.31 5.12 -0.10 0.00 100.5 5.24 -35 -3.0 1.0 -0.1 -2.3 -26 .387 .481 $3,000
1938 27 DET AL 95.1 19 10 40 3.78 5.42 0.04 0.00 105.6 5.68 19 1.8 1.0 -0.1 2.7 32 .596 .511 $3,000
1939 28 DET AL 150.0 37 16 94 5.64 5.14 0.06 0.00 107.9 5.48 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.0 15 .490 .498 $4,200
1940 29 DET AL 79.1 42 0 44 4.99 4.96 -0.19 0.00 106.3 5.47 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.1 13 .508 .502 $4,500
1941 ★ 30 DET AL 157.2 38 14 63 3.60 4.96 -0.24 0.00 109.4 5.70 36 3.8 1.0 -0.1 5.2 52 .600 .523 $8,000 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 31 DET AL 226.2 35 30 87 3.45 4.44 -0.06 0.00 108.2 4.86 34 3.9 1.0 -0.2 5.6 52 .613 .524 $11,100 AS
1945 34 DET AL 191.2 31 27 68 3.19 3.92 0.14 0.00 104.3 3.95 17 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.4 29 .565 .512 $10,800 MVP-23
1946 35 DET AL 140.2 28 15 69 4.41 4.08 0.05 0.00 103.2 4.16 -4 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 0.6 7 .484 .497 $13,000
1947 36 DET AL 133.0 36 14 77 5.21 4.09 -0.11 0.00 104.3 4.38 -12 -1.3 .9 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .465 .492 $13,000
1948 37 DET AL 44.1 30 0 34 6.90 4.77 -0.12 0.00 102.3 5.00 -9 -0.9 .8 0.0 -0.5 -6 .470 .494 $10,000
1949 38 CLE AL 135.2 40 11 33 2.19 4.91 0.40 0.00 94.5 4.27 31 3.3 2.0 0.5 5.0 42 .583 .521 $10,000
1950 39 CLE AL 63.0 36 0 32 4.57 5.39 0.16 0.00 101.1 5.29 5 0.5 1.5 0.0 1.0 11 .513 .503 $12,500
1952 41 BOS AL 37.2 24 0 11 2.63 4.43 0.08 0.00 104.9 4.57 8 0.9 2.2 0.5 1.7 11 .538 .506 $10,000
14 Seasons 1688.1 455 167 831 4.43 4.70 0.03 0.00 103.8 4.85 73 9.2 1.3 0.1 24.5 233 .520 .505 $114,600
DET (9 yrs) 1218.2 296 126 576 4.25 4.55 -0.03 0.00 106.1 4.88 80 8.9 1.0 -0.8 18.8 191 .530 .506 $77,600
PHA (2 yrs) 233.1 59 30 179 6.90 5.22 0.10 0.00 97.4 4.99 -50 -4.4 1.0 -0.1 -2.1 -22 .425 .487 $4,500
CLE (2 yrs) 198.2 76 11 65 2.94 5.06 0.32 0.00 96.6 4.59 36 3.8 1.7 0.6 6.0 53 .550 .512 $22,500
BOS (1 yr) 37.2 24 0 11 2.63 4.43 0.08 0.00 104.9 4.57 8 0.9 2.2 0.5 1.7 11 .538 .506 $10,000

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
1945 ❍ 34 DET AL WS W CHC 0 0 1.93 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 6 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 9.6
1 WS 0 0 1.93 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 6 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 9.6

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
1934 23 PHA AL 32 57 55 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 .109 .109 .109 .218 -43 6 0 2 1
1935 24 PHA AL 27 28 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .040 .111 .040 .151 -59 1 0 1 1
1938 27 DET AL 19 35 33 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .121 .121 .121 .242 -41 4 0 2 1
1939 28 DET AL 37 52 44 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .091 .111 .091 .202 -49 4 3 1 7 1
1940 29 DET AL 42 21 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 4 1
1941 ★ 30 DET AL 38 59 50 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 .060 .060 .080 .140 -65 4 4 0 9 1 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 31 DET AL 35 76 67 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 .075 .075 .090 .164 -55 6 0 0 9 1 AS
1945 34 DET AL 31 73 63 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 21 .063 .092 .095 .188 -47 6 2 0 8 1 MVP-23
1946 35 DET AL 28 54 49 3 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 .184 .184 .204 .388 5 10 0 0 5 1
1947 36 DET AL 36 42 39 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .154 .154 .179 .333 -9 7 1 0 3 1
1948 37 DET AL 30 13 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .182 .182 .273 .455 18 3 0 0 2 1
1949 38 CLE AL 40 42 38 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .132 .154 .132 .285 -24 5 1 0 3 1
1950 39 CLE AL 36 16 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .083 .214 .083 .298 -20 1 0 0 2 1
1952 41 BOS AL 24 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 2 1
14 Yrs 455 579 512 22 50 7 0 0 14 0 0 7 200 .098 .112 .111 .223 -41 57 13 1 59
162 Game Avg. 162 206 182 8 18 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 71 .098 .112 .111 .223 -41 20 0 21
DET (9 yrs) 296 425 373 18 37 7 0 0 11 0 0 2 142 .099 .106 .118 .224 -41 44 10 1 49
PHA (2 yrs) 59 85 80 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 33 .088 .110 .088 .197 -48 7 0 3
CLE (2 yrs) 76 58 50 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 20 .120 .170 .120 .290 -22 6 1 0 5
BOS (1 yr) 24 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 2

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 23 PHA AL 32 57 -13 0 0 0 6 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .482 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 $1,500 1
1935 24 PHA AL 27 28 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4 $3,000 1
1938 27 DET AL 19 35 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .479 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $3,000 1
1939 28 DET AL 37 52 -12 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 $4,200 1
1940 29 DET AL 42 21 -7 0 0 0 2 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $4,500 1
1941 ★ 30 DET AL 38 59 -15 0 0 0 6 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .478 .495 -0.8 0.0 -8 $8,000 1 AS,MVP-19
1942 ★ 31 DET AL 35 76 -16 0 0 0 8 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .473 .494 -0.9 0.0 -9 $11,100 1 AS
1945 34 DET AL 31 73 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .475 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -7 $10,800 1 MVP-23
1946 35 DET AL 28 54 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $13,000 1
1947 36 DET AL 36 42 -6 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $13,000 1
1948 37 DET AL 30 13 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 1
1949 38 CLE AL 40 42 -7 -0 -0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $10,000 1
1950 39 CLE AL 36 16 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1952 41 BOS AL 24 11 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 1
14 Seasons 455 579 -118 0 -0 0 61 -58 -6.0 0 -58 -6.0 .487 .497 -5.9 0.0 -58 $114,600
DET (9 yrs) 296 425 -86 0 0 0 44 -42 -4.4 0 -42 -4.4 .485 .497 -4.4 0.0 -42 $77,600
PHA (2 yrs) 59 85 -19 0 0 0 9 -10 -0.9 0 -10 -0.9 .484 .497 -0.9 -0.0 -10 $4,500
CLE (2 yrs) 76 58 -10 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .495 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4 $22,500
BOS (1 yr) 24 11 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 ❍ 34 DET AL WS CHC W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1934 PHA AL 23 P 32 21 7 155.0 40 11 28 1 3 .975 2.26 1.22 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 PHA AL 24 P 27 9 0 78.1 15 2 12 1 0 .933 1.61 0.52 .949 2.15 2.14
1938 DET AL 27 P 19 10 6 95.1 29 3 25 1 0 .966 2.64 1.47 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 DET AL 28 P 37 16 3 150.0 35 6 27 2 0 .943 1.98 0.89 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 DET AL 29 P 42 0 0 79.1 19 5 11 3 1 .842 1.82 0.38 .956 2.04 2.01 0 3 100% 0
1941 DET AL 30 P 38 14 7 157.2 39 9 27 3 4 .923 2.05 0.95 .960 2.14 2.11 1 1 50% 0 AS,MVP-19
1942 DET AL 31 P 35 30 9 226.2 62 18 39 5 0 .919 2.26 1.63 .957 2.31 2.30 1 2 67% 0 AS
1945 DET AL 34 P 31 27 12 191.2 57 11 44 2 4 .965 2.58 1.77 .955 2.24 2.23 3 1 25% 0 MVP-23
1946 DET AL 35 P 28 15 6 140.2 44 16 26 2 0 .955 2.69 1.50 .951 2.01 1.99 1 1 50% 0
1947 DET AL 36 P 36 14 4 133.0 34 6 24 4 1 .882 2.03 0.83 .955 1.92 1.90 2 4 67% 50% 0
1948 DET AL 37 P 30 0 0 44.1 11 2 8 1 1 .909 2.03 0.33 .963 2.01 1.99 2 1 33% 48% 0
1949 CLE AL 38 P 40 11 4 135.2 21 4 17 0 2 1.000 1.39 0.53 .962 2.12 2.09 2 1 33% 46% 0
1950 CLE AL 39 P 36 0 0 63.0 9 1 8 0 2 1.000 1.29 0.25 .950 2.03 1.99 0 2 100% 0
1952 BOS AL 41 P 24 0 0 37.2 9 3 5 1 0 .889 1.91 0.33 .966 2.10 2.10 0 1 100% 46% 0
14 Seasons P 455 167 58 1688.1 424 97 301 26 18 .939 2.12 0.87 .955 2.11 2.06 12 17 59% 22% 0
14 Seasons TOT 455 167 58 1688.1 424 97 301 26 18 .939 2.12 0.87 .955 2.11 2.06 12 17 59% 22% 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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 AL (19, 2%)
1945 AL (23, 2%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1941 AL  5.2 (4th)
1942 AL  5.6 (2nd)
1945 AL  3.4 (9th)
1949 AL  5.0 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1941 AL  2.97 (2nd)
1945 AL  2.02 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1941 AL  15 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1941 AL  .714 (2nd)
1945 AL  .619 (7th)
1946 AL  .611 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1941 AL  1.237 (2nd)
1945 AL  1.242 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1934 AL  8.419 (6th)
1941 AL  7.421 (1st)
1945 AL  8.217 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 AL  4.368 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 AL  42 (2nd)
1941 AL  38 (5th)
1942 AL  35 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1939 AL  5 (7th)
1940 AL  17 (1st)
1941 AL  7 (2nd)
1945 AL  3 (8th)
1947 AL  7 (7th)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)
1950 AL  4 (8th)
1952 AL  6 (4th)
Career  66 (221st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1942 AL  226.7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1942 AL  110 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1942 AL  30 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 AL  5 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  1.310 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1939 AL  5 (8th)
1942 AL  5 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1942 AL  954 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1939 AL  18 (7th)
1940 AL  35 (2nd)
1941 AL  19 (7th)
1949 AL  18 (7th)
1952 AL  17 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1941 AL  153 (2nd)
1942 AL  136 (10th)
1945 AL  175 (2nd)
Career  115 (211th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1942 AL  3.08 (9th)
1945 AL  3.24 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1941 AL  24 (4th)
1942 AL  24 (6th)
1945 AL  24 (4th)
1949 AL  31 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1941 AL  2.4 (4th)
1942 AL  2.6 (6th)
1945 AL  2.7 (4th)
1949 AL  3.2 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 AL  38.13 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 AL  4.6 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.3 (8th)
1949 AL  2.9 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 AL  4.0 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1940 AL  42 (2nd)
1941 AL  38 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1942 AL  18 (4th)
1946 AL  16 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (5th)
1942 AL  5 (5th)
1947 AL  4 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1949 AL  born 1911-03-18 (5th)
1950 AL  born 1911-03-18 (3rd)
1952 AL  born 1911-03-18 (3rd)

             

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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (433), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 63 (406), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (717), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1294), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (50th), 18.5 career WAR/21.1 7yr-peak WAR/19.8 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1934 23 Philadelphia Athletics $1,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 24 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 27 Detroit Tigers $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 28 Detroit Tigers $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 29 Detroit Tigers $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 30 Detroit Tigers $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 31 Detroit Tigers $11,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 34 Detroit Tigers $10,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 35 Detroit Tigers $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 36 Detroit Tigers $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 37 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 38 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 39 Cleveland Indians $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 41 Boston Red Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$114,600
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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