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Larry Benton

Lawrence James Benton

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

Born: November 20, 1897 in St. Louis, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1923 (Age 25.150)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Giants 1923-1935

Final Game: August 16, 1935 (Age 37.269)
Died: April 3, 1953 in Amberley, OH
Buried: St. Joseph Old Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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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
1923 25 BSN NL 5 9 .357 4.99 35 9 10 2 0 0 128.0 141 78 71 5 57 42 4 0 3 561 79 4.21 1.547 9.9 0.4 4.0 3.0 0.74
1924 26 BSN NL 5 7 .417 4.15 30 13 11 4 0 1 128.0 129 63 59 3 64 41 3 0 4 555 92 4.27 1.508 9.1 0.2 4.5 2.9 0.64
1925 27 BSN NL 14 7 .667 3.09 31 21 4 16 2 1 183.1 170 72 63 5 70 49 2 0 2 773 130 4.11 1.309 8.3 0.2 3.4 2.4 0.70
1926 28 BSN NL 14 14 .500 3.85 43 27 9 12 1 1 231.2 244 113 99 10 81 103 7 0 3 996 92 3.73 1.403 9.5 0.4 3.1 4.0 1.27
1927 29 TOT NL 17 7 .708 4.09 40 33 6 11 1 2 233.1 255 116 106 12 81 90 4 0 2 1005 94 4.02 1.440 9.8 0.5 3.1 3.5 1.11
1927 29 BSN NL 4 2 .667 4.48 11 10 1 3 0 0 60.1 72 33 30 3 27 25 2 0 2 269 84 4.29 1.641 10.7 0.4 4.0 3.7 0.93
1927 29 NYG NL 13 5 .722 3.95 29 23 5 8 1 2 173.0 183 83 76 9 54 65 2 0 0 736 98 3.92 1.370 9.5 0.5 2.8 3.4 1.20
1928 30 NYG NL 25 9 .735 2.73 42 36 4 28 2 4 310.1 299 106 94 14 71 90 0 0 6 1263 142 3.60 1.192 8.7 0.4 2.1 2.6 1.27 MVP-4
1929 31 NYG NL 12 17 .414 4.14 39 31 7 14 3 2 237.0 276 129 109 16 61 63 0 0 1 1019 111 4.28 1.422 10.5 0.6 2.3 2.4 1.03
1930 32 TOT NL 8 15 .348 5.50 43 26 9 10 0 2 207.2 288 155 127 15 59 63 0 0 9 948 88 4.69 1.671 12.5 0.7 2.6 2.7 1.07
1930 32 NYG NL 1 3 .250 7.80 8 4 3 1 0 1 30.0 42 31 26 8 14 16 0 0 1 147 61 7.30 1.867 12.6 2.4 4.2 4.8 1.14
1930 32 CIN NL 7 12 .368 5.12 35 22 6 9 0 1 177.2 246 124 101 7 45 47 0 0 8 801 94 4.24 1.638 12.5 0.4 2.3 2.4 1.04
1931 33 CIN NL 10 15 .400 3.35 38 23 11 12 2 2 204.1 240 98 76 6 53 35 1 1 4 878 111 3.94 1.434 10.6 0.3 2.3 1.5 0.66
1932 34 CIN NL 6 13 .316 4.31 35 22 6 7 0 1 179.2 201 104 86 10 27 35 0 0 1 745 89 3.80 1.269 10.1 0.5 1.4 1.8 1.30
1933 35 CIN NL 10 11 .476 3.71 34 19 10 7 2 2 152.2 160 70 63 5 36 33 3 0 5 645 91 3.56 1.284 9.4 0.3 2.1 1.9 0.92
1934 36 CIN NL 0 1 .000 6.52 16 1 7 0 0 2 29.0 53 25 21 1 7 5 0 0 1 143 63 3.95 2.069 16.4 0.3 2.2 1.6 0.71
1935 37 BSN NL 2 3 .400 6.88 29 0 19 0 0 0 72.0 103 61 55 6 24 21 1 0 6 333 55 4.60 1.764 12.9 0.8 3.0 2.6 0.88
13 Yrs 128 128 .500 4.03 455 261 113 123 13 20 2297.0 2559 1190 1029 108 691 670 25 1 47 9864 98 4.01 1.415 10.0 0.4 2.7 2.6 0.97
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .500 4.03 43 25 11 12 1 2 218 243 113 98 10 66 64 2 0 4 937 98 4.01 1.415 10.0 0.4 2.7 2.6 0.97
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
BSN (6 yrs) 44 42 .512 4.22 179 80 54 37 3 3 803.1 859 420 377 32 323 281 19 0 20 3487 90 4.10 1.471 9.6 0.4 3.6 3.1 0.87
CIN (5 yrs) 33 52 .388 4.20 158 87 40 35 4 8 743.1 900 421 347 29 168 155 4 1 19 3212 94 3.90 1.437 10.9 0.4 2.0 1.9 0.92
NYG (4 yrs) 51 34 .600 3.66 118 94 19 51 6 9 750.1 800 349 305 47 200 234 2 0 8 3165 113 4.04 1.333 9.6 0.6 2.4 2.8 1.17
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
1923 25 BSN NL 127.1 35 9 78 5.51 4.91 -0.24 0.00 99.3 5.11 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.4 6 .483 .496
1924 26 BSN NL 128.0 30 13 63 4.43 4.51 -0.16 0.00 98.3 4.59 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .510 .502
1925 27 BSN NL 183.1 31 21 72 3.53 5.09 0.06 0.00 94.1 4.73 24 2.4 1.0 -0.1 3.9 42 .578 .515
1926 28 BSN NL 231.2 43 27 113 4.39 4.65 -0.20 0.00 93.2 4.52 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 2.1 23 .506 .502
1927 29 BSN NL 60.1 11 10 33 4.92 4.32 -0.38 0.00 94.2 4.43 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .474 .498
1927 29 NYG NL 173.0 29 23 83 4.32 4.62 0.14 0.00 97.5 4.37 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.6 16 .508 .501
1928 30 NYG NL 310.1 42 36 106 3.07 4.59 0.31 0.00 99.2 4.24 39 4.2 1.0 -0.2 6.6 67 .600 .526 MVP-4
1929 31 NYG NL 237.2 39 31 129 4.88 5.45 0.27 0.00 97.0 5.03 4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 2.2 28 .508 .502
1930 32 NYG NL 30.0 8 4 31 9.30 5.33 0.33 0.00 94.9 4.75 -15 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -12 .355 .493
1930 32 CIN NL 177.2 35 22 124 6.28 5.85 0.02 0.00 99.0 5.77 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.6 9 .476 .495
1931 33 CIN NL 203.2 38 23 98 4.33 4.58 0.06 0.00 96.2 4.35 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.7 18 .502 .501
1932 34 CIN NL 178.2 35 22 104 5.24 4.66 0.14 0.00 101.9 4.61 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .465 .492
1933 35 CIN NL 152.2 34 19 70 4.13 4.05 -0.03 0.00 101.3 4.14 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.3 12 .501 .500
1934 36 CIN NL 29.0 16 1 25 7.76 4.96 -0.43 0.00 102.5 5.53 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .455 .496
1935 37 BSN NL 72.0 29 0 61 7.63 4.70 -0.40 0.00 97.9 4.99 -22 -2.0 1.0 -0.0 -1.5 -15 .430 .487
13 Seasons 2295.1 455 261 1190 4.67 4.82 0.04 0.00 97.7 4.67 -0 1.0 1.0 -1.2 19.3 206 .502 .502
BSN (6 yrs) 802.2 179 80 420 4.71 4.75 -0.17 0.00 95.7 4.71 -1 0.0 1.0 -0.4 6.5 71 .500 .500
CIN (5 yrs) 741.2 158 87 421 5.11 4.81 0.03 0.00 99.5 4.75 -29 -2.7 1.0 -0.3 3.3 36 .483 .497
NYG (4 yrs) 751.0 118 94 349 4.18 4.90 0.26 0.00 97.9 4.54 30 3.6 1.0 -0.4 9.5 99 .531 .510

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%
1923 25 BSN NL 561 0.9% 7.5% 10.2% 1.6% 6% 77%
1924 26 BSN NL 555 0.5% 7.4% 11.5% 1.1% 5% 77%
1925 27 BSN NL 773 0.7% 6.3% 9.1% 3.6% 17% 82%
1926 28 BSN NL 996 1.0% 10.3% 8.1% 2.5% 10% 76%
1927 29 TOT NL 1005 1.2% 9.0% 8.1% 3.0% 12% 79%
1927 29 BSN NL 269 1.1% 9.3% 10.0% 2.6% 10% 76%
1927 29 NYG NL 736 1.2% 8.8% 7.3% 3.1% 13% 80%
1928 30 NYG NL 1263 1.1% 7.1% 5.6% 3.6% 15% 84%
1929 31 NYG NL 1019 1.6% 6.2% 6.0% 3.7% 14% 83%
1930 32 TOT NL 948 1.6% 6.7% 6.2% 4.0% 13% 83%
1930 32 NYG NL 147 5.4% 10.9% 9.5% 6.1% 21% 72%
1930 32 CIN NL 801 0.9% 5.9% 5.6% 3.6% 12% 85%
1931 33 CIN NL 874 0.7% 4.0% 6.1% 2.9% 10% 87%
1932 34 CIN NL 745 1.3% 4.7% 3.6% 3.4% 12% 89%
1933 35 CIN NL 645 0.8% 5.1% 5.6% 2.3% 9% 86%
1934 36 CIN NL 143 0.7% 3.5% 4.9% 90%
1935 37 BSN NL 333 1.8% 6.3% 7.2% 83%
13 Yrs 9860 1.1% 6.8% 7.0% 2.9% 11% 82%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.7% 8.0% 3.2% 13% 80%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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+
1923 25 5 9 .357 4.99 35 9 10 2 0 0 128.0 141 78 71 5 57 42 4 0 3 561 79 1.547 9.9 0.4 4.0 3.0 0.74 79
1924 26 10 16 .385 4.57 65 22 21 6 0 1 256.0 270 141 130 8 121 83 7 0 7 1116 85 1.527 9.5 0.3 4.3 2.9 0.69 85
1925 27 24 23 .511 3.95 96 43 25 22 2 2 439.1 440 213 193 13 191 132 9 0 9 1889 100 1.436 9.0 0.3 3.9 2.7 0.69 100
1926 28 38 37 .507 3.92 139 70 34 34 3 3 671.0 684 326 292 23 272 235 16 0 12 2885 97 1.425 9.2 0.3 3.6 3.2 0.86 97
1927 29 55 44 .556 3.96 179 103 40 45 4 5 904.1 939 442 398 35 353 325 20 0 14 3890 96 1.429 9.3 0.3 3.5 3.2 0.92 96
1928 30 80 53 .602 3.65 221 139 44 73 6 9 1214.2 1238 548 492 49 424 415 20 0 20 5153 105 1.368 9.2 0.4 3.1 3.1 0.98 105
1929 31 92 70 .568 3.73 260 170 51 87 9 11 1451.2 1514 677 601 65 485 478 20 0 21 6172 106 1.377 9.4 0.4 3.0 3.0 0.99 106
1930 32 100 85 .541 3.95 303 196 60 97 9 13 1659.1 1802 832 728 80 544 541 20 0 30 7120 103 1.414 9.8 0.4 3.0 2.9 0.99 103
1931 33 110 100 .524 3.88 341 219 71 109 11 15 1863.2 2042 930 804 86 597 576 21 1 34 7998 104 1.416 9.9 0.4 2.9 2.8 0.96 104
1932 34 116 113 .507 3.92 376 241 77 116 11 16 2043.1 2243 1034 890 96 624 611 21 1 35 8743 102 1.403 9.9 0.4 2.7 2.7 0.98 102
1933 35 126 124 .504 3.91 410 260 87 123 13 18 2196.0 2403 1104 953 101 660 644 24 1 40 9388 101 1.395 9.8 0.4 2.7 2.6 0.98 101
1934 36 126 125 .502 3.94 426 261 94 123 13 20 2225.0 2456 1129 974 102 667 649 24 1 41 9531 101 1.404 9.9 0.4 2.7 2.6 0.97 101
1935 37 128 128 .500 4.03 455 261 113 123 13 20 2297.0 2559 1190 1029 108 691 670 25 1 47 9864 98 1.415 10.0 0.4 2.7 2.6 0.97 98

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1923 25 7 8 .467 4.53 135.0 144 75 68 5 58 44 4 1.496 9.6 3.9 2.9 0.76 0.3 35
1924 26 8 7 .533 3.87 135.0 138 65 58 3 68 43 3 1.526 9.2 4.5 2.9 0.63 0.2 30
1925 27 13 9 .591 2.92 194.0 174 70 63 5 72 52 2 1.268 8.1 3.3 2.4 0.72 0.2 31
1926 28 13 14 .481 4.17 242.0 268 125 112 11 89 108 8 1.475 10.0 3.3 4.0 1.21 0.4 43
1927 29 14 13 .519 3.97 245.0 272 120 108 13 86 95 4 1.461 10.0 3.2 3.5 1.10 0.5 40
1928 30 23 13 .639 2.68 326.0 314 108 97 15 75 95 0 1.193 8.7 2.1 2.6 1.27 0.4 42
1929 31 15 13 .536 3.76 249.0 269 115 104 16 59 66 0 1.317 9.7 2.1 2.4 1.12 0.6 39
1930 32 11 13 .458 4.89 217.0 268 131 118 14 55 66 0 1.488 11.1 2.3 2.7 1.20 0.6 43
1931 33 12 12 .500 3.95 214.0 260 105 94 6 57 37 1 1.481 10.9 2.4 1.6 0.65 0.3 38
1932 34 10 11 .476 4.55 188.0 210 106 95 10 28 37 0 1.266 10.1 1.3 1.8 1.32 0.5 35
1933 35 9 9 .500 4.11 160.0 179 81 73 6 40 35 3 1.369 10.1 2.3 2.0 0.88 0.3 34
1934 36 1 2 .333 6.68 31.0 56 26 23 1 7 5 0 2.032 16.3 2.0 1.5 0.71 0.3 16
1935 37 3 5 .375 6.87 76.0 110 64 58 6 26 22 1 1.789 13.0 3.1 2.6 0.85 0.7 29
13 Yrs 139 129 .519 4.00 2412.0 2662 1191 1071 111 720 705 26 1.402 9.9 2.6 0.98 0.4 455

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 NL (4, 46%)
0.46 Career Shares (477th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1928 NL  6.1 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1925 NL  3.9 (10th)
1928 NL  6.6 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1925 NL  3.09 (4th)
1928 NL  2.73 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  14 (10th)
1927 NL  17 (9th)
1928 NL  25 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1925 NL  .667 (6th)
1927 NL  .708 (1st)
1928 NL  .735 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1925 NL  1.309 (10th)
1928 NL  1.192 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 NL  8.346 (2nd)
1928 NL  8.671 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1928 NL  2.059 (3rd)
1929 NL  2.317 (6th)
1932 NL  1.353 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  4.001 (6th)
1927 NL  3.471 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1926 NL  43 (7th)
1928 NL  42 (4th)
1930 NL  43 (8th)
1931 NL  38 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1926 NL  231.7 (10th)
1928 NL  310.3 (2nd)
1929 NL  237.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 NL  103 (3rd)
1927 NL  90 (8th)
1928 NL  90 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1927 NL  33 (6th)
1928 NL  36 (3rd)
1929 NL  31 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1928 NL  28 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1925 NL  2 (5th)
1928 NL  2 (7th)
1929 NL  3 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  10 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  81 (7th)
1927 NL  81 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  244 (9th)
1928 NL  299 (3rd)
1929 NL  276 (7th)
1930 NL  288 (8th)
Career  2,559 (218th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  1.272 (10th)
1928 NL  1.268 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 NL  0.246 (5th)
1931 NL  0.264 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1926 NL  14 (7th)
1929 NL  17 (2nd)
1930 NL  15 (6th)
1931 NL  15 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  99 (7th)
1927 NL  106 (8th)
1930 NL  127 (8th)
Career  1,029 (217th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1924 NL  4 (7th)
1928 NL  6 (2nd)
1930 NL  9 (3rd)
1933 NL  5 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1926 NL  7 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1926 NL  996 (7th)
1928 NL  1,263 (2nd)
1929 NL  1,019 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1935 NL  19 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1925 NL  130 (5th)
1928 NL  142 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1928 NL  3.60 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1925 NL  22 (8th)
1928 NL  43 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1925 NL  2.1 (8th)
1928 NL  4.5 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (196), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 75 (341), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (641), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1158), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (578th), 17.1 career WAR/17.7 7yr-peak WAR/17.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Lawrence James Larry lary Benton

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