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Joe Black

Joseph Black

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: February 8, 1924 in Plainfield, NJ
School: Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1952 (Age 28.083, 8,512th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Redlegs/Senators 1952-1957

Last Game: September 11, 1957 (Age 33.215)
Died: May 17, 2002 in Scottsdale, AZ
Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ
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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
1952 28 BRO NL 15 4 .789 2.15 56 2 41 1 0 15 142.1 102 40 34 9 41 85 1 0 0 560 171 2.90 1.005 6.4 0.6 2.6 5.4 2.07 MVP-3,RoY-1
1953 29 BRO NL 6 3 .667 5.33 34 3 17 0 0 5 72.2 74 46 43 12 27 42 1 1 0 315 81 4.74 1.390 9.2 1.5 3.3 5.2 1.56
1954 30 BRO NL 0 0 11.57 5 0 4 0 0 0 7.0 11 9 9 3 5 3 0 0 0 37 37 9.26 2.286 14.1 3.9 6.4 3.9 0.60
1955 31 TOT NL 6 2 .750 4.05 38 11 15 1 0 3 117.2 121 63 53 14 30 4 63 0 2 0 501 104 3.61 1.283 9.3 1.1 2.3 4.8 2.10
1955 31 BRO NL 1 0 1.000 2.93 6 0 2 0 0 0 15.1 15 5 5 1 5 1 9 0 1 0 62 142 3.02 1.304 8.8 0.6 2.9 5.3 1.80
1955 31 CIN NL 5 2 .714 4.22 32 11 13 1 0 3 102.1 106 58 48 13 25 3 54 0 1 0 439 100 3.70 1.280 9.3 1.1 2.2 4.7 2.16
1956 32 CIN NL 3 2 .600 4.52 32 0 11 0 0 2 61.2 61 31 31 11 25 3 27 0 0 0 264 87 5.03 1.395 8.9 1.6 3.6 3.9 1.08
1957 33 WSH AL 0 1 .000 7.11 7 0 5 0 0 0 12.2 22 11 10 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 60 56 6.48 1.816 15.6 2.8 0.7 1.4 2.00
6 Yrs 30 12 .714 3.91 172 16 93 2 0 25 414.0 391 200 180 53 129 7 222 2 3 0 1737 102 3.96 1.256 8.5 1.2 2.8 4.8 1.72
162 Game Avg. 11 4 .714 3.91 62 6 34 1 0 9 150 141 72 65 19 47 80 1 1 0 628 102 3.96 1.256 8.5 1.2 2.8 4.8 1.72
BRO (4 yrs) 22 7 .759 3.45 101 5 64 1 0 20 237.1 202 100 91 25 78 1 139 2 2 0 974 113 3.66 1.180 7.7 0.9 3.0 5.3 1.78
CIN (2 yrs) 8 4 .667 4.34 64 11 24 1 0 5 164.0 167 89 79 24 50 6 81 0 1 0 703 95 4.20 1.323 9.2 1.3 2.7 4.4 1.62
WSH (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.11 7 0 5 0 0 0 12.2 22 11 10 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 60 56 6.48 1.816 15.6 2.8 0.7 1.4 2.00
NL (5 yrs) 30 11 .732 3.81 165 16 88 2 0 25 401.1 369 189 170 49 128 7 220 2 3 0 1677 105 3.88 1.238 8.3 1.1 2.9 4.9 1.72
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.11 7 0 5 0 0 0 12.2 22 11 10 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 60 56 6.48 1.816 15.6 2.8 0.7 1.4 2.00
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
1952 28 BRO NL 142.1 56 2 40 2.53 4.10 0.10 0.00 98.7 3.94 22 2.5 1.6 0.4 4.4 36 .545 .515 MVP-3,RoY-1
1953 29 BRO NL 72.2 34 3 46 5.70 4.64 0.33 0.00 100.7 4.34 -10 -1.0 1.4 -0.3 -0.5 -3 .471 .494 $12,000
1954 30 BRO NL 7.0 5 0 9 11.57 4.56 0.18 0.00 102.2 4.47 -6 -0.5 .2 0.2 -0.3 -5 .397 .497
1955 31 BRO NL 15.1 6 0 5 2.93 4.37 0.41 0.00 101.4 4.01 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 3 .538 .501
1955 31 CIN NL 102.1 32 11 58 5.10 4.66 0.26 0.00 102.9 4.53 -5 -0.5 1.6 -0.1 0.5 4 .486 .497
1956 32 CIN NL 61.2 32 0 31 4.52 4.39 0.10 0.00 103.9 4.46 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .502 .500
1957 33 WSH AL 12.2 7 0 11 7.82 4.31 -0.78 0.00 103.8 5.28 -4 -0.4 .4 0.1 -0.2 -3 .448 .498
6 Seasons 414.0 172 16 200 4.35 4.40 0.17 0.00 101.2 4.29 1 0.5 1.3 0.2 5.0 40 .503 .503 $12,000
BRO (4 yrs) 237.1 101 5 100 3.79 4.30 0.20 0.00 99.6 4.08 9 1.2 1.4 0.3 4.0 32 .512 .506 $12,000
CIN (2 yrs) 164.0 64 11 89 4.88 4.56 0.20 0.00 103.3 4.51 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 1.1 10 .494 .499
WSH (1 yr) 12.2 7 0 11 7.82 4.31 -0.78 0.00 103.8 5.28 -4 -0.4 .4 0.1 -0.2 -3 .448 .498

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1952 28 BRO NL WS L NYY 1 2 .333 2.53 3 3 0 1 0 0 21.1 15 6 6 4 8 1 9 0 0 0 84 1.078 6.3 1.7 3.4 3.8 1.13
1953 29 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 9.0 0.0 18.0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 1 2 .333 2.82 4 3 1 1 0 0 22.1 16 7 7 5 8 1 11 0 0 0 88 1.075 6.4 2.0 3.2 4.4 1.38
2 WS 1 2 .333 2.82 4 3 1 1 0 0 22.1 16 7 7 5 8 1 11 0 0 0 88 1.075 6.4 2.0 3.2 4.4 1.38

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
1952 28 BRO NL 57 42 36 1 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 .139 .139 .139 .278 -23 5 1 0 6 1 MVP-3,RoY-1
1953 29 BRO NL 34 17 17 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .235 .235 .235 .471 22 4 0 0 0 1
1954 30 BRO NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 31 TOT NL 38 37 33 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 11 .121 .147 .121 .268 -29 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1955 31 BRO NL 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 31 CIN NL 32 34 30 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .100 .129 .100 .229 -39 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1956 32 CIN NL 34 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1957 33 WSH AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 175 106 96 5 13 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 38 .135 .144 .135 .280 -25 13 2 0 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 98 89 5 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 35 .135 .144 .135 .280 -25 12 2 0 8
BRO (4 yrs) 102 62 56 2 10 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 21 .179 .179 .179 .357 -4 10 1 0 6 0 0
CIN (2 yrs) 66 44 40 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 17 .075 .098 .075 .173 -54 3 1 0 3 0 0
WSH (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 168 106 96 5 13 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 38 .135 .144 .135 .280 -25 13 2 0 9 0 0
AL (1 yr) 7 0 0 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
1952 28 BRO NL 57 42 -7 0 -0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 1 MVP-3,RoY-1
1953 29 BRO NL 34 17 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $12,000 1
1954 30 BRO NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1955 31 BRO NL 6 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /1
1955 31 CIN NL 32 34 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1
1956 32 CIN NL 34 10 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1
1957 33 WSH AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
6 Seasons 175 106 -17 0 -0 0 11 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .496 .499 -0.6 -0.1 -6 $12,000
BRO (4 yrs) 102 62 -9 -0 -0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $12,000
CIN (2 yrs) 66 44 -8 0 -0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .495 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -3
WSH (1 yr) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1952 28 BRO NL WS NYY L 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0
1953 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0

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
1952 BRO NL 28 P 56 2 1 142.1 29 7 18 4 2 .862 1.58 0.45 .953 2.18 2.16 2 6 75% 44% 1 MVP-3,RoY-1
1953 BRO NL 29 P 34 3 0 72.2 15 3 11 1 0 .933 1.73 0.41 .956 2.06 2.02 2 1 33% 0
1954 BRO NL 30 P 5 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.20 .960 2.06 2.06 0 0 0
1955 TOT NL 31 P 38 11 1 117.2 23 3 18 2 1 .913 1.61 0.55 .950 2.04 2.02 5 2 29% 44% 0
1955 BRO NL 31 P 6 0 0 15.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.59 0.17 .950 2.05 2.02 0 0 0
1955 CIN NL 31 P 32 11 1 102.1 22 3 17 2 1 .909 1.76 0.63 .950 2.04 2.02 5 2 29% 44% 0
1956 CIN NL 32 P 32 0 0 61.2 13 5 7 1 2 .923 1.75 0.38 .966 2.06 2.03 4 1 20% 41% 1
1957 WSH AL 33 P 7 0 0 12.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.57 .962 1.99 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 172 16 2 414.0 85 19 58 8 5 .906 1.67 0.45 .955 2.09 2.07 13 10 43% 38% 2
6 Seasons TOT 172 16 2 414.0 85 19 58 8 5 .906 1.67 0.45 .955 2.09 2.07 13 10 43% 38% 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.
  • 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (3, 62%)
0.62 Career Shares (387th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1952 NL  4.4 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1952 NL  15 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1952 NL  .789 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 NL  56 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1952 NL  15 (2nd)
1953 NL  5 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1952 NL  41 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  24 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1952 NL  2.5 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1952 NL  29.66 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1952 NL  4.0 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1952 NL  2.8 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1952 NL  3.2 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1952 NL  56 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (3rd)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, 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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 14 (1310), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 15 (789), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (670th), 4.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1953 29 Brooklyn Dodgers $12,000 ? III Voigt at 223
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,000
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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