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Hiram Gabriel (Sosa) Bithorn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: March 18, 1916 in Santurce, Puerto Rico (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1942 (Age 26.028)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox 1942-1947

Final Game: May 4, 1947 (Age 31.047)
Died: December 29, 1951 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Buried: Buxeda Cemetery,in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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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
1942 26 CHC NL 9 14 .391 3.68 38 16 14 9 0 2 171.1 191 93 70 8 81 65 0 0 2 744 87 3.68 1.588 10.0 0.4 4.3 3.4 0.80
1943 27 CHC NL 18 12 .600 2.60 39 30 7 19 7 2 249.2 227 79 72 8 65 86 2 0 3 1020 128 2.94 1.170 8.2 0.3 2.3 3.1 1.32 MVP-32
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - Navy)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - Navy)
1946 30 CHC NL 6 5 .545 3.84 26 7 9 2 1 1 86.2 97 42 37 5 25 34 0 0 0 376 87 3.22 1.408 10.1 0.5 2.6 3.5 1.36
1947 31 CHW AL 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.50 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
4 Yrs 34 31 .523 3.16 105 53 31 30 8 5 509.2 517 214 179 21 171 185 2 0 5 2147 104 3.24 1.350 9.1 0.4 3.0 3.3 1.08
162 Game Avg. 15 13 .523 3.16 45 23 13 13 3 2 219 223 92 77 9 74 80 1 0 2 924 104 3.24 1.350 9.1 0.4 3.0 3.3 1.08
CHC (3 yrs) 33 31 .516 3.17 103 53 30 30 8 5 507.2 515 214 179 21 171 185 2 0 5 2140 103 3.24 1.351 9.1 0.4 3.0 3.3 1.08
CHW (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.50 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NL (3 yrs) 33 31 .516 3.17 103 53 30 30 8 5 507.2 515 214 179 21 171 185 2 0 5 2140 103 3.24 1.351 9.1 0.4 3.0 3.3 1.08
AL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.50 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 26 CHC NL 172.1 38 16 93 4.86 3.81 -0.14 0.00 98.3 3.89 -17 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -6 .449 .488
1943 27 CHC NL 249.1 39 30 79 2.85 3.80 -0.11 0.00 98.7 3.86 27 3.4 1.0 -0.2 5.3 47 .586 .521 MVP-32
1946 30 CHC NL 86.2 26 7 42 4.36 3.75 -0.09 0.00 98.6 3.79 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .476 .496
1947 31 CHW AL 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 4.67 0.05 0.00 96.0 4.44 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .557 .501
4 Seasons 510.1 105 53 214 3.77 3.80 -0.12 0.00 98.5 3.86 5 0.9 1.0 -0.3 5.2 45 .509 .502
CHC (3 yrs) 508.1 103 53 214 3.79 3.80 -0.12 0.00 98.5 3.86 4 0.8 1.0 -0.3 5.0 44 .508 .502
CHW (1 yr) 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 4.67 0.05 0.00 96.0 4.44 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .557 .501

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
1942 26 CHC NL 38 63 57 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 5 9 .123 .194 .140 .334 0 8 0 0 1 1
1943 27 CHC NL 39 102 92 7 16 3 0 0 8 0 4 10 .174 .216 .207 .423 23 19 2 1 5 1 MVP-32
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - Navy)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - Navy)
1946 30 CHC NL 26 31 28 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 .179 .207 .179 .385 11 5 3 0 2 1
1947 31 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 105 196 177 14 28 4 0 0 11 0 0 10 21 .158 .207 .181 .388 14 32 5 1 8
162 Game Avg. 162 302 273 22 43 6 0 0 17 0 15 32 .158 .207 .181 .388 14 49 8 2 12
CHC (3 yrs) 103 196 177 14 28 4 0 0 11 0 10 21 .158 .207 .181 .388 14 32 5 1 8
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 103 196 177 14 28 4 0 0 11 0 10 21 .158 .207 .181 .388 14 32 5 1 8
AL (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1942 26 CHC NL 38 63 -7 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1943 27 CHC NL 39 102 -9 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 MVP-32
1946 30 CHC NL 26 31 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1947 31 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
4 Seasons 105 196 -19 0 0 0 18 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CHC (3 yrs) 103 196 -19 0 0 0 18 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1942 CHC NL 26 P 38 16 9 171.1 42 5 35 2 3 .952 2.10 1.05 .968 2.35 2.35 0 0 0
1943 CHC NL 27 P 39 30 19 249.2 70 12 57 1 2 .986 2.49 1.77 .961 2.25 2.25 2 0 0% 1 MVP-32
1946 CHC NL 30 P 26 7 2 86.2 19 1 17 1 2 .947 1.87 0.69 .960 2.24 2.22 3 0 0% 0
1947 CHW AL 31 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 0 0
4 Seasons P 105 53 30 509.2 131 18 109 4 7 .969 2.24 1.21 .963 2.28 2.27 5 0 0% 0% 1
4 Seasons TOT 105 53 30 509.2 131 18 109 4 7 .969 2.24 1.21 .963 2.28 2.27 5 0 0% 0% 1
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1943 NL (32, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1943 NL  5.3 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1943 NL  5.3 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1943 NL  2.60 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1943 NL  18 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1943 NL  .600 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1943 NL  1.170 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1943 NL  8.183 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1943 NL  2.343 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1943 NL  39 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1943 NL  249.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1943 NL  86 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1943 NL  19 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1943 NL  7 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 NL  81 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1943 NL  1.323 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1942 NL  14 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1943 NL  128 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1943 NL  2.94 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  22 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1943 NL  2.5 (6th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1943 NL  .986 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (857), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 26 (913), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1251), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1219th), 5.1 career WAR/5.1 7yr-peak WAR/5.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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