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Don Black

Donald Paul Black

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 20, 1916 in Salix, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1943 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians 1943-1948

Final Game: September 13, 1948 (Age 32)
Died: April 21, 1959 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Buried: Good Shepherd Church Cemetery, McKenney, VA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1943 26 PHA AL 6 16 .273 4.20 3.96 33 26 4 12 1 1 208.0 193 105 97 8 110 65 6 0 4 917 81 1.457 8.4 0.3 4.8 2.8 0.59
1944 27 PHA AL 10 12 .455 4.06 3.44 29 27 1 8 0 0 177.1 177 94 80 6 75 78 4 0 2 773 85 1.421 9.0 0.3 3.8 4.0 1.04
1945 28 PHA AL 5 11 .313 5.17 3.96 26 18 7 8 0 0 125.1 154 77 72 5 69 47 0 0 3 583 65 1.779 11.1 0.4 5.0 3.4 0.68
1946 29 CLE AL 1 2 .333 4.53 4.70 18 4 5 0 0 0 43.2 45 26 22 5 21 15 1 0 2 191 73 1.511 9.3 1.0 4.3 3.1 0.71
1947 30 CLE AL 10 12 .455 3.92 4.25 30 28 1 8 3 0 190.2 177 90 83 17 85 72 1 0 2 806 89 1.374 8.4 0.8 4.0 3.4 0.85
1948 31 CLE AL 2 2 .500 5.37 5.41 18 10 3 1 0 0 52.0 57 33 31 4 40 16 1 0 0 249 76 1.865 9.9 0.7 6.9 2.8 0.40
6 Yrs 34 55 .382 4.35 4.05 154 113 21 37 4 1 797.0 803 425 385 45 400 293 13 0 13 3519 80 1.509 9.1 0.5 4.5 3.3 0.73
162 Game Avg. 9 14 .382 4.35 4.05 39 29 5 9 1 0 203 205 108 98 11 102 75 3 0 3 896 80 1.509 9.1 0.5 4.5 3.3 0.73
PHA (3 yrs) 21 39 .350 4.39 3.78 88 71 12 28 1 1 510.2 524 276 249 19 254 190 10 0 9 2273 78 1.523 9.2 0.3 4.5 3.3 0.75
CLE (3 yrs) 13 16 .448 4.27 4.53 66 42 9 9 3 0 286.1 279 149 136 26 146 103 3 0 4 1246 84 1.484 8.8 0.8 4.6 3.2 0.71

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
1943 26 PHA AL 208.0 33 26 105 4.54 3.97 -0.27 0.00 101.7 4.31 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.8 8 .478 .496 $2,500
1944 27 PHA AL 177.1 29 27 94 4.77 4.21 0.02 0.00 101.9 4.27 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .461 .493 $4,000
1945 28 PHA AL 125.1 26 18 77 5.53 3.98 0.03 0.00 102.4 4.05 -20 -2.2 1.1 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .417 .487 $6,000
1946 29 CLE AL 43.2 18 4 26 5.36 4.17 -0.01 0.00 96.7 4.04 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .461 .496 $7,000
1947 30 CLE AL 190.2 30 28 90 4.25 4.04 0.42 0.00 94.5 3.42 -17 -1.8 2.1 -0.1 -0.3 -4 .442 .489 $7,000
1948 31 CLE AL 52.0 18 10 33 5.71 4.79 0.56 0.00 96.2 4.07 -10 -0.9 .6 0.0 -0.5 -5 .449 .494 $10,000
6 Seasons 797.0 154 113 425 4.80 4.11 0.07 0.00 99.5 4.02 -70 -7.4 1.0 -0.5 -1.5 -13 .452 .492 $36,500
PHA (3 yrs) 510.2 88 71 276 4.86 4.05 -0.10 0.00 102.0 4.23 -37 -4.0 1.1 -0.4 -0.4 -1 .455 .492 $12,500
CLE (3 yrs) 286.1 66 42 149 4.68 4.20 0.38 0.00 95.1 3.63 -33 -3.4 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .449 .492 $24,000

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
1943 26 PHA AL 33 73 69 5 13 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 16 .188 .211 .188 .400 18 13 1 0 2 1
1944 27 PHA AL 29 64 59 2 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 13 .186 .213 .203 .417 21 12 2 0 3 1
1945 28 PHA AL 26 38 37 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 3 .162 .184 .162 .346 2 6 0 0 1 1
1946 29 CLE AL 18 12 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .300 .500 43 3 0 0 1 1
1947 30 CLE AL 30 70 66 2 12 2 0 0 8 0 0 1 14 .182 .194 .212 .406 14 14 4 0 3 1
1948 31 CLE AL 18 16 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 3 0 0 1 1
6 Yrs 154 273 256 11 47 4 0 0 19 1 1 6 52 .184 .202 .199 .402 16 51 7 0 11
162 Game Avg. 162 287 269 12 49 4 0 0 20 1 1 6 55 .184 .202 .199 .402 16 54 7 0 12
PHA (3 yrs) 88 175 165 7 30 1 0 0 10 1 1 5 32 .182 .206 .188 .394 15 31 3 0 6
CLE (3 yrs) 66 98 91 4 17 3 0 0 9 0 0 1 20 .187 .196 .220 .415 16 20 4 0 5

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
1943 26 PHA AL 33 73 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,500 1
1944 27 PHA AL 29 64 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 1
1945 28 PHA AL 26 38 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $6,000 1
1946 29 CLE AL 18 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $7,000 1
1947 30 CLE AL 30 70 -8 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $7,000 1
1948 31 CLE AL 18 16 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000 1
6 Seasons 154 273 -28 0 0 0 26 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $36,500
PHA (3 yrs) 88 175 -17 -0 0 0 15 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .497 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $12,500
CLE (3 yrs) 66 98 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $24,000

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
1943 PHA AL 26 P 33 26 12 208.0 56 15 41 0 3 1.000 2.42 1.70 .963 2.27 2.30 3 5 63% 0
1944 PHA AL 27 P 29 27 8 177.1 40 7 32 1 3 .975 1.98 1.34 .960 2.09 2.10 4 5 56% 1
1945 PHA AL 28 P 26 18 8 125.1 27 8 18 1 0 .963 1.87 1.00 .955 2.24 2.23 5 1 17% 0
1946 CLE AL 29 P 18 4 0 43.2 15 4 10 1 1 .933 2.89 0.78 .951 2.02 1.99 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 30 P 30 28 8 190.2 47 15 31 1 2 .979 2.17 1.53 .955 1.92 1.90 3 9 75% 50% 1
1948 CLE AL 31 P 18 10 1 52.0 14 3 11 0 1 1.000 2.42 0.78 .963 2.02 1.99 3 0 0% 48% 0
6 Seasons P 154 113 37 797.0 199 52 143 4 10 .980 2.20 1.27 .958 2.11 2.10 18 20 53% 19% 2
6 Seasons TOT 154 113 37 797.0 199 52 143 4 10 .980 2.20 1.27 .958 2.11 2.10 18 20 53% 19% 2
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  3.959 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1947 AL  28 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1947 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 AL  17 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1943 AL  110 (2nd)

Losses s c a p y
1943 AL  16 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  97 (2nd)
1944 AL  80 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  6 (2nd)
1944 AL  4 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1943 AL  917 (10th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1947 AL  15 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1943 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2536), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3269th), -1.8 career WAR/-1.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194326Philadelphia Athletics$2,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194427Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194528Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194629Cleveland Indians$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194730Cleveland Indians$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194831Cleveland Indians$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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