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Joe Berry

Jonas Arthur Berry (Jittery Joe)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 145 lb.

Born: December 16, 1904 in Huntsville, AR(All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1942 (Age 37.264, 7,368th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 1.0 IP, 4 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/Cubs 1942-1946

Last Game: September 21, 1946 (Age 41.279)   vs. DET 2.2 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER, L
Died: September 27, 1958 in Anaheim, CA
Buried: Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, AR
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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
1942 37 CHC NL 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 16 22 4.42 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
1944 39 PHA AL 10 8 .556 1.94 53 0 47 0 0 12 111.1 78 32 24 4 23 44 2 0 1 445 178 2.89 0.907 6.3 0.3 1.9 3.6 1.91
1945 40 PHA AL 8 7 .533 2.35 52 0 40 0 0 5 130.1 114 40 34 5 38 51 0 0 1 537 144 3.13 1.166 7.9 0.3 2.6 3.5 1.34
1946 41 TOT AL 3 7 .300 3.22 26 0 17 0 0 1 50.1 47 23 18 5 24 21 1 0 0 217 106 4.33 1.411 8.4 0.9 4.3 3.8 0.88
1946 41 PHA AL 0 1 .000 2.77 5 0 4 0 0 0 13.0 15 5 4 1 3 5 1 0 0 57 131 3.54 1.385 10.4 0.7 2.1 3.5 1.67
1946 41 CLE AL 3 6 .333 3.38 21 0 13 0 0 1 37.1 32 18 14 4 21 16 0 0 0 160 99 4.61 1.420 7.7 1.0 5.1 3.9 0.76
4 Yrs 21 22 .488 2.45 133 0 105 0 0 18 294.0 246 99 80 14 87 117 3 0 2 1215 139 3.25 1.133 7.5 0.4 2.7 3.6 1.34
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .488 2.45 68 0 54 0 0 9 150 126 51 41 7 44 60 2 0 1 621 139 3.25 1.133 7.5 0.4 2.7 3.6 1.34
PHA (3 yrs) 18 16 .529 2.19 110 0 91 0 0 17 254.2 207 77 62 10 64 100 3 0 2 1039 156 3.05 1.064 7.3 0.4 2.3 3.5 1.56
CLE (1 yr) 3 6 .333 3.38 21 0 13 0 0 1 37.1 32 18 14 4 21 16 0 0 0 160 99 4.61 1.420 7.7 1.0 5.1 3.9 0.76
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 16 22 4.42 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
AL (3 yrs) 21 22 .488 2.34 131 0 104 0 0 18 292.0 239 95 76 14 85 116 3 0 2 1199 145 3.25 1.110 7.4 0.4 2.6 3.6 1.36
NL (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 16 22 4.42 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
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
1942 37 CHC NL 2.0 2 0 4 18.00 3.65 -0.27 0.00 102.0 3.99 -3 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .346 .498
1944 39 PHA AL 111.1 53 0 32 2.59 4.19 0.02 0.00 101.2 4.22 20 2.3 1.00 -0.1 3.1 28 .544 .514 $4,000
1945 40 PHA AL 130.1 52 0 40 2.76 4.10 0.03 0.00 101.3 4.13 20 2.4 1.07 -0.1 3.4 29 .546 .515 $5,500
1946 41 PHA AL 13.0 5 0 5 3.46 4.44 -0.29 0.00 100.9 4.76 2 0.2 .92 -0.0 0.3 3 .543 .501 $5,500
1946 41 CLE AL 37.1 21 0 18 4.34 4.13 -0.01 0.00 98.4 4.07 -1 -0.1 1.19 -0.1 0.2 2 .494 .499
4 Seasons 294.0 133 0 99 3.03 4.15 0.00 0.00 100.9 4.18 38 4.5 1.06 -0.2 6.7 58 .534 .511 $15,000
PHA (3 yrs) 254.2 110 0 77 2.72 4.16 0.01 0.00 101.2 4.20 42 4.9 1.03 -0.2 6.8 60 .545 .514 $15,000
CLE (1 yr) 37.1 21 0 18 4.34 4.13 -0.01 0.00 98.4 4.07 -1 -0.1 1.19 -0.1 0.2 2 .494 .499
CHC (1 yr) 2.0 2 0 4 18.00 3.65 -0.27 0.00 102.0 3.99 -3 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .346 .498

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
1944 39 PHA AL 235 53 442 403 32 78 8 3 4 5 2 23 44 .194 .241 .258 .499 .208 104 1 2 14 0 5
1945 40 PHA AL 202 52 539 493 40 114 16 4 5 1 3 38 51 .231 .286 .310 .597 .249 153 4 0 8 0 2
1946 41 CLE AL 31 21 160 136 18 32 2 0 4 2 1 21 16 .235 .338 .338 .676 .241 46 4 0 3 0 3
1946 41 PHA AL 6 5 57 52 5 15 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 .288 .339 .385 .724 .304 20 3 1 1 0 2
1946 41 TOT AL 37 26 217 188 23 47 2 1 5 2 1 24 21 .250 .338 .351 .689 .259 66 7 1 4 0 5
3 Yrs 474 131 1198 1084 95 239 26 8 14 8 6 85 116 .220 .279 .298 .577 .236 323 12 3 26 0 12
162 Game Avg. 246 68 622 563 49 124 13 4 7 4 3 44 60 .220 .279 .298 .577 .236 168 6 2 13 0 6
MLB Averages .256 .326 .337 .663 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1944 39 PHA AL 17.1 1.8 219 0.3 5.1 -4.9 1.35 -0.4 0.6 -4.5 -0.5 1.02 -4.2 10 6 7
1945 40 PHA AL 14.7 1.6 354 2.7 8.5 -5.7 1.35 1.9 0.2 10.7 1.2 0.92 16.4 12 8 15
1946 41 TOT AL 0.2 0.0 203 -0.4 4.4 -4.8 1.34 0.1 -0.4 2.7 0.3 1.11 1.7 11 2 9
1946 41 PHA AL 1.1 0.1 57 -0.5 0.3 -0.8 .45 -0.2 -0.9 -2.1 -0.2 1.08 -1.6 1 0 4
1946 41 CLE AL -0.9 -0.1 146 0.1 4.1 -4.0 1.70 0.3 -0.2 4.8 0.5 1.12 3.3 10 2 5
4 Yrs 29.1 3.2 776 2.6 18.0 -15.4 1.35 1.5 0.4 8.9 1.0 1.00 13.9 33 16 31

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
1942 37 CHC NL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
1944 39 PHA AL 53 53 47 10 8 10 12 4 120% 11 0 27 16 59% 1.353 10 6 7 11 1 11 13 10 33 6 14 15 6.3
1945 40 PHA AL 52 52 40 8 7 9 5 4 56% 10 0 18 12 67% 1.346 12 8 15 10 7 18 9 26 31 6 21 12 7.5
1946 41 TOT AL 26 26 17 3 7 3 1 2 33% 4 1 28 13 46% 1.343 11 2 9 5 6 12 14 9 17 7 15 4 5.8
1946 41 PHA AL 5 5 4 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 7 6 86% 7 .451 1 0 4 1 0 4 3 2 5 0 5 0 7.8
1946 41 CLE AL 21 21 13 3 6 2 1 1 50% 3 1 21 7 33% 9 1.695 10 2 5 4 6 8 11 7 12 7 10 4 5.3
4 Yrs 133 133 105 21 22 22 18 10 82% 25 1 73 41 56% 1.347 33 16 31 26 14 41 36 45 81 19 50 31 6.6

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%
1942 37 CHC NL 16 0.0% 6.3% 12.5% 75%
1944 39 PHA AL 442 62% 0.9% 10.0% 5.2% 3.4% 19% 0.96 80% 38 1 3%
1945 40 PHA AL 539 60% 0.9% 9.5% 7.1% 4.6% 22% 0.99 81% 55 4 7%
1946 41 TOT AL 217 57% 2.3% 9.7% 11.1% 3.7% 17% 0.85 75% 55 7 13%
1946 41 PHA AL 57 59% 1.8% 8.8% 5.3% 3.5% 13% 1.55 81% 15 3 20%
1946 41 CLE AL 160 56% 2.5% 10.0% 13.1% 3.8% 19% 0.67 73% 40 4 10%
4 Yrs 1214 60% 1.2% 9.6% 7.2% 4.0% 20% 0.95 80% 148 12 8%
MLB Averages 53% 1.1% 9.0% 8.8% 4.4% 19% 0.95 79% 10%

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
1942 37 CHC NL 7 0 0
1944 39 PHA AL 207 78 4 0 7 0 2 2 0 20 14 1 70% 5 1 1 90 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 235
1945 40 PHA AL 337 114 5 0 12 1 1 2 0 25 14 1 56% 2 1 0 106 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 202
1946 41 TOT AL 180 47 5 0 12 0 4 1 3 18 10 1 56% 5 0 0 80 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
1946 41 PHA AL 51 15 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 75% 2 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1946 41 CLE AL 129 32 4 0 10 0 3 1 2 14 7 1 50% 3 0 0 57 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
4 Yrs 724 246 14 0 31 1 7 5 3 63 38 3 60% 12 2 1 276 8 6 57% 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 474
MLB Averages 53% 56%

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+
1942 37 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 16 22 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50 22
1943 38 0 0 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 16 22 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50 22
1944 39 10 8 .556 2.22 55 0 48 0 0 12 113.1 85 36 28 4 25 45 2 0 1 461 155 0.971 6.8 0.3 2.0 3.6 1.80 155
1945 40 18 15 .545 2.29 107 0 88 0 0 17 243.2 199 76 62 9 63 96 2 0 2 998 149 1.075 7.4 0.3 2.3 3.5 1.52 149
1946 41 21 22 .488 2.45 133 0 105 0 0 18 294.0 246 99 80 14 87 117 3 0 2 1215 139 1.133 7.5 0.4 2.7 3.6 1.34 139

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
1942 37 0 0 18.00 2.0 9 5 4 0 3 1 0 6.000 40.5 13.5 4.5 0.33 0.0 2
1944 39 7 6 .538 2.48 116.0 83 35 32 4 24 46 2 0.922 6.4 1.9 3.6 1.92 0.3 53
1945 40 8 7 .533 2.67 138.0 128 46 41 6 43 54 0 1.239 8.3 2.8 3.5 1.26 0.4 52
1946 41 3 3 .500 4.08 53.0 54 27 24 6 28 22 1 1.547 9.2 4.8 3.7 0.79 1.0 26
4 Yrs 18 16 .529 2.94 309.0 274 113 101 16 98 123 3 1.204 8.0 3.6 1.26 0.5 133



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* 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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1944 AL  3.1 (10th)
1945 AL  3.4 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1944 AL  53 (2nd)
1945 AL  52 (1st)

Saves s c a p y
1944 AL  12 (1st)
1945 AL  5 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1944 AL  47 (1st)
1945 AL  40 (1st)
1946 AL  17 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1944 AL  17 (9th)
1945 AL  15 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1944 AL  1.8 (9th)
1945 AL  1.6 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1945 AL  2.7 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 AL  1.9 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1945 AL  born 1904-12-16 (9th)
1946 AL  born 1904-12-16 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 4 (482), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 8 (1682), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1735), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (468th), 6.6 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.6 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Jittery Jonas Arthur Joe jose joseph Berry

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