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Huck Betts

Walter McKinley Betts

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 18, 1897 in Millsboro, DE (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1920 (Age 23.068)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Braves 1920-1935

Final Game: September 27, 1935 (Age 38.221)
Died: June 13, 1987 in Millsboro, DE
Buried: Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, DE
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 24, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #917. Dave Ferriss… #918. Jose Mesa… #919. Cy Blanton… #920. HUCK BETTS… #921. Art Houtteman… #922. Andy McGaffigan… #923. Bill Duggleby… 

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
1920 23 PHI NL 1 1 .500 3.57 27 4 18 1 0 0 88.1 86 48 35 3 33 18 2 0 2 376 95 3.97 1.347 8.8 0.3 3.4 1.8 0.55
1921 24 PHI NL 3 7 .300 4.47 32 2 22 1 0 4 100.2 141 65 50 8 14 28 4 0 3 455 94 4.12 1.540 12.6 0.7 1.3 2.5 2.00
1922 25 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 9.60 7 0 2 0 0 0 15.0 23 17 16 3 8 4 0 1 1 76 49 6.68 2.067 13.8 1.8 4.8 2.4 0.50
1923 26 PHI NL 2 4 .333 3.09 19 4 11 3 0 1 84.1 100 38 29 7 14 18 4 0 1 347 149 4.22 1.352 10.7 0.7 1.5 1.9 1.29
1924 27 PHI NL 7 10 .412 4.30 37 9 19 2 0 2 144.1 160 76 69 8 42 46 5 0 1 624 104 4.10 1.400 10.0 0.5 2.6 2.9 1.10
1925 28 PHI NL 4 5 .444 5.55 35 7 15 1 0 1 97.1 146 86 60 10 38 28 3 0 1 475 86 5.14 1.890 13.5 0.9 3.5 2.6 0.74
1932 35 BSN NL 13 11 .542 2.80 31 27 3 16 3 1 221.2 229 84 69 9 35 32 0 0 0 913 135 3.73 1.191 9.3 0.4 1.4 1.3 0.91
1933 36 BSN NL 11 11 .500 2.79 35 26 7 17 2 4 242.0 225 79 75 9 55 40 0 0 1 986 109 3.63 1.157 8.4 0.3 2.0 1.5 0.73
1934 37 BSN NL 17 10 .630 4.06 40 27 12 10 2 3 213.0 258 105 96 17 42 69 3 0 0 930 93 4.14 1.408 10.9 0.7 1.8 2.9 1.64
1935 38 BSN NL 2 9 .182 5.47 44 19 19 2 1 0 159.2 213 118 97 9 40 40 2 0 2 724 69 4.08 1.585 12.0 0.5 2.3 2.3 1.00
10 Yrs 61 68 .473 3.93 307 125 128 53 8 16 1366.1 1581 716 596 83 321 323 23 1 12 5906 98 4.06 1.392 10.4 0.5 2.1 2.1 1.01
162 Game Avg. 10 11 .473 3.93 48 20 20 8 1 3 215 249 113 94 13 51 51 4 0 2 930 98 4.06 1.392 10.4 0.5 2.1 2.1 1.01
PHI (6 yrs) 18 27 .400 4.40 157 26 87 8 0 8 530.0 656 330 259 39 149 142 18 1 9 2353 98 4.36 1.519 11.1 0.7 2.5 2.4 0.95
BSN (4 yrs) 43 41 .512 3.63 150 99 41 45 8 8 836.1 925 386 337 44 172 181 5 0 3 3553 98 3.87 1.312 10.0 0.5 1.9 1.9 1.05
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
1920 23 PHI NL 88.0 27 4 48 4.91 3.91 -0.06 0.00 106.8 4.24 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .472 .495
1921 24 PHI NL 100.2 32 2 65 5.81 4.88 -0.24 0.00 108.1 5.53 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.5 5 .491 .498
1922 25 PHI NL 15.0 7 0 17 10.20 5.33 -0.04 0.00 120.0 6.44 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .418 .496
1923 26 PHI NL 84.2 19 4 38 4.04 4.83 -0.42 0.00 115.1 6.04 18 1.9 1.0 -0.0 2.6 26 .602 .512
1924 27 PHI NL 144.2 37 9 76 4.73 4.54 -0.27 0.00 117.5 5.65 16 1.7 1.0 -0.1 2.8 27 .545 .510
1925 28 PHI NL 97.2 35 7 86 7.92 5.18 -0.46 0.00 113.2 6.38 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .456 .490
1932 35 BSN NL 220.2 31 27 84 3.43 4.73 0.09 0.00 96.1 4.45 25 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.5 44 .588 .517
1933 36 BSN NL 242.0 35 26 79 2.94 4.03 0.23 0.00 95.1 3.61 18 2.2 1.0 -0.1 4.1 36 .562 .513
1934 37 BSN NL 213.0 40 27 105 4.44 4.78 0.06 0.00 94.3 4.45 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.6 19 .497 .499
1935 38 BSN NL 160.2 44 19 118 6.61 4.89 -0.40 0.00 96.7 5.11 -28 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.4 -13 .440 .484
10 Seasons 1367.0 307 125 716 4.71 4.61 -0.09 0.00 102.2 4.83 16 2.6 1.0 -0.7 13.5 133 .508 .501
PHI (6 yrs) 530.2 157 26 330 5.60 4.69 -0.28 0.00 112.8 5.61 1 0.4 1.0 -0.3 4.7 47 .503 .500
BSN (4 yrs) 836.1 150 99 386 4.15 4.57 0.03 0.00 95.4 4.33 14 2.1 1.0 -0.4 8.7 87 .514 .502

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
1920 23 PHI NL 27 27 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .080 .148 .080 .228 -34 2 0 0 1
1921 24 PHI NL 32 31 30 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .267 .290 .300 .590 52 9 0 0 1
1922 25 PHI NL 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -46 0 0 0 /1
1923 26 PHI NL 20 32 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .097 .097 .097 .194 -51 3 0 1 1
1924 27 PHI NL 38 55 45 7 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 .156 .224 .156 .380 -1 7 0 6 1
1925 28 PHI NL 37 37 34 5 10 2 0 0 6 0 0 3 4 .294 .351 .353 .704 75 12 0 0 1
1932 35 BSN NL 31 83 79 5 19 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 .241 .268 .241 .509 40 19 0 1 1
1933 36 BSN NL 35 88 76 3 17 1 0 0 5 0 2 7 .224 .253 .237 .490 46 18 1 1 9 1
1934 37 BSN NL 40 81 69 3 13 1 0 0 2 0 6 8 .188 .253 .203 .456 28 14 1 0 6 1
1935 38 BSN NL 44 50 44 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 .159 .229 .159 .388 11 7 1 1 2 1
10 Yrs 311 489 437 29 86 5 0 0 19 0 0 25 63 .197 .244 .208 .452 24 91 3 2 25
162 Game Avg. 162 255 228 15 45 3 0 0 10 0 13 33 .197 .244 .208 .452 24 47 1 13
PHI (6 yrs) 161 187 169 17 30 3 0 0 8 0 0 11 36 .178 .228 .195 .423 10 33 0 7
BSN (4 yrs) 150 302 268 12 56 2 0 0 11 0 14 27 .209 .254 .216 .470 33 58 3 2 18

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
1920 23 PHI NL 27 27 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1921 24 PHI NL 32 31 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1922 25 PHI NL 7 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1923 26 PHI NL 20 32 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .479 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1924 27 PHI NL 38 55 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1925 28 PHI NL 37 37 -1 0 0 0 4 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 3 1
1932 35 BSN NL 31 83 -6 0 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1933 36 BSN NL 35 88 -5 0 0 0 9 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .511 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 1
1934 37 BSN NL 40 81 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1935 38 BSN NL 44 50 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
10 Seasons 311 489 -47 1 0 0 49 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .501 .500 0.3 -0.1 3
PHI (6 yrs) 161 187 -23 0 0 0 17 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .496 .499 -0.6 -0.1 -6
BSN (4 yrs) 150 302 -23 0 0 0 32 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .506 .501 0.9 0.0 9

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 Awards
1920 PHI NL 23 P 27 4 1 88.1 27 3 23 1 0 .963 2.65 0.96 .957 2.80 2.83
1921 PHI NL 24 P 32 2 1 100.2 33 4 27 2 1 .939 2.77 0.97 .953 2.67 2.66
1922 PHI NL 25 P 7 0 0 15.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.20 0.29 .955 2.40 2.36
1923 PHI NL 26 P 19 4 3 84.1 26 3 22 1 0 .962 2.67 1.32 .958 2.41 2.40
1924 PHI NL 27 P 37 9 2 144.1 37 5 29 3 0 .919 2.12 0.92 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 PHI NL 28 P 35 7 1 97.1 33 1 30 2 0 .939 2.87 0.89 .957 2.44 2.41
1932 BSN NL 35 P 31 27 16 221.2 49 9 40 0 2 1.000 1.99 1.58 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 BSN NL 36 P 35 26 17 242.0 84 5 78 1 6 .988 3.09 2.37 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 BSN NL 37 P 40 27 10 213.0 47 9 36 2 3 .957 1.90 1.13 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 BSN NL 38 P 44 19 2 159.2 44 3 40 1 0 .977 2.42 0.98 .959 2.31 2.28
10 Seasons P 307 125 53 1366.1 382 42 327 13 12 .966 2.43 1.20 .960 2.41 2.42
10 Seasons TOT 307 125 53 1366.1 382 42 327 13 12 .966 2.43 1.20 .960 2.41 2.42
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1932 NL  4.5 (6th)
1933 NL  4.1 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1932 NL  2.80 (3rd)
1933 NL  2.79 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1934 NL  17 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1932 NL  1.191 (6th)
1933 NL  1.157 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 NL  8.368 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1932 NL  1.421 (5th)
1933 NL  2.046 (8th)
1934 NL  1.775 (5th)
Career  2.114 (125th)

Games Played s c a p y
1924 NL  37 (10th)
1935 NL  44 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1921 NL  4 (4th)
1924 NL  2 (10th)
1933 NL  4 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1932 NL  16 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1932 NL  3 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1934 NL  17 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1920 NL  18 (2nd)
1921 NL  22 (2nd)
1924 NL  19 (4th)
1925 NL  15 (6th)
1935 NL  19 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1932 NL  135 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1932 NL  24 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1932 NL  2.4 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1933 NL  78 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1933 NL  3.09 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1933 NL  2.37 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1932 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1935 NL  born 1897-02-18 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 34 (721), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1460), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1285), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (661st), 13.7 career WAR/16.1 7yr-peak WAR/14.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • September 30, 1931: Drafted by the Boston Braves from St Paul (American Association) in the 1931 rule 5 draft.
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Name and misspellings: Walter Huck McKinley Betts

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