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Babe Birrer

Werner Joseph Birrer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 4, 1929 in Buffalo, NY
High School: Kensington HS (Buffalo, NY)
School: University at Buffalo, State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 5, 1955 (Age 25.336)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Dodgers/Orioles 1955-1958

Final Game: September 24, 1958 (Age 29.082)
Died: November 19, 2013 in Clarence, NY
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY
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Standard Pitching

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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
1955 25 DET AL 4 3 .571 4.15 36 3 15 1 0 3 80.1 77 39 37 9 29 4 28 0 0 0 343 94 4.21 1.320 8.6 1.0 3.2 3.1 0.97
1956 26 BAL AL 0 0 6.75 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 9 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 62 2.56 1.875 15.2 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.00
1958 28 LAD NL 0 0 4.50 16 0 6 0 0 1 34.0 43 20 17 4 7 3 16 1 0 1 149 93 3.77 1.471 11.4 1.1 1.9 4.2 2.29
3 Yrs 4 3 .571 4.36 56 3 23 1 0 4 119.2 129 64 58 13 37 7 45 1 0 1 518 92 4.01 1.387 9.7 1.0 2.8 3.4 1.22
162 Game Avg. 5 3 .571 4.36 65 3 27 1 0 5 138 149 74 67 15 43 8 52 1 0 1 597 92 4.01 1.387 9.7 1.0 2.8 3.4 1.22
LAD (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 16 0 6 0 0 1 34.0 43 20 17 4 7 3 16 1 0 1 149 93 3.77 1.471 11.4 1.1 1.9 4.2 2.29
BAL (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 9 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 62 2.56 1.875 15.2 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.00
DET (1 yr) 4 3 .571 4.15 36 3 15 1 0 3 80.1 77 39 37 9 29 4 28 0 0 0 343 94 4.21 1.320 8.6 1.0 3.2 3.1 0.97
AL (2 yrs) 4 3 .571 4.31 40 3 17 1 0 3 85.2 86 44 41 9 30 4 29 0 0 0 369 91 4.11 1.354 9.0 0.9 3.2 3.0 0.97
NL (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 16 0 6 0 0 1 34.0 43 20 17 4 7 3 16 1 0 1 149 93 3.77 1.471 11.4 1.1 1.9 4.2 2.29
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
1955 25 DET AL 80.1 36 3 39 4.37 4.42 -0.01 0.00 101.1 4.48 0 0.0 1.3 -0.2 0.5 8 .501 .500
1956 26 BAL AL 5.1 4 0 5 8.44 4.89 -0.35 0.00 100.6 5.27 -2 -0.2 .3 0.1 -0.1 -1 .453 .499
1958 28 LAD NL 34.0 16 0 20 5.29 4.52 -0.19 0.00 100.8 4.74 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .488 .499
3 Seasons 119.2 56 3 64 4.81 4.47 -0.07 0.00 101.0 4.59 -4 -0.4 1.1 -0.2 0.6 8 .493 .500
LAD (1 yr) 34.0 16 0 20 5.29 4.52 -0.19 0.00 100.8 4.74 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .488 .499
BAL (1 yr) 5.1 4 0 5 8.44 4.89 -0.35 0.00 100.6 5.27 -2 -0.2 .3 0.1 -0.1 -1 .453 .499
DET (1 yr) 80.1 36 3 39 4.37 4.42 -0.01 0.00 101.1 4.48 0 0.0 1.3 -0.2 0.5 8 .501 .500

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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
1955 25 DET AL 36 21 19 3 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 4 .158 .238 .526 .764 103 10 1 0 0 0 0 1
1956 26 BAL AL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 28 LAD NL 16 8 7 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .571 .625 .714 1.339 249 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs 56 30 27 3 7 2 0 2 6 0 0 3 6 .259 .333 .556 .889 135 15 1 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 87 78 9 20 6 0 6 17 0 0 9 17 .259 .333 .556 .889 135 43 3 0 0 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 16 8 7 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .571 .625 .714 1.339 249 5 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 36 21 19 3 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 4 .158 .238 .526 .764 103 10 1 0 0 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 40 22 20 3 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 2 4 .150 .227 .500 .727 93 10 1 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 16 8 7 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .571 .625 .714 1.339 249 5 0 0 0 0 0

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
1955 25 DET AL 36 21 -0 -1 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1956 26 BAL AL 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1958 28 LAD NL 16 8 2 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .516 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
3 Seasons 56 30 1 -1 -0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .506 .501 0.3 0.0 3
LAD (1 yr) 16 8 2 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .516 .502 0.2 -0.0 2
BAL (1 yr) 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
DET (1 yr) 36 21 -0 -1 -0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1

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
1955 DET AL 25 P 36 3 1 80.1 16 8 8 0 1 1.000 1.79 0.44 .956 1.99 1.97 0 0 0
1956 BAL AL 26 P 4 0 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.86 1.90 0 0 0
1958 LAD NL 28 P 16 0 0 34.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.26 0.06 .960 1.96 1.96 0 0 0
3 Seasons P 56 3 1 119.2 17 8 9 0 1 1.000 1.28 0.30 .956 1.98 1.96 0 0 0
3 Seasons TOT 56 3 1 119.2 17 8 9 0 1 1.000 1.28 0.30 .956 1.98 1.96 0 0 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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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.
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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.
  • 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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Name and misspellings: Werner Babe Joseph Birrer

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