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Cy Blanton

Darrell Elijah Blanton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 6, 1908 in Waurika, OK(All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1934 (Age 26.079, 6,502nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies 1934-1942

Last Game: May 6, 1942 (Age 33.304)
Died: September 13, 1945 in Norman, OK
Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, OK
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Standard Batting

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
1934 25 PIT NL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 44 0 1 0 0 /1
1935 26 PIT NL 35 104 97 3 13 1 0 0 6 0 4 19 .134 .168 .144 .313 -16 14 6 0 3 1 MVP-15
1936 27 PIT NL 44 92 84 6 13 2 0 0 5 0 3 17 .155 .184 .179 .362 -3 15 3 0 5 1
1937 ★ 28 PIT NL 36 98 85 4 14 0 0 0 3 0 9 20 .165 .245 .165 .409 14 14 1 0 4 1 AS
1938 29 PIT NL 29 69 64 4 13 0 0 0 7 0 1 17 .203 .215 .203 .419 16 13 3 0 4 1
1939 30 PIT NL 10 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 .286 .286 .357 .643 73 5 0 0 0 1
1940 31 PHI NL 13 28 24 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .083 .154 .083 .237 -32 2 1 0 2 1
1941 ★ 32 PHI NL 28 58 51 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 15 .118 .167 .118 .284 -17 6 2 0 4 1 AS
1942 33 PHI NL 6 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 -25 1 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 202 474 428 22 66 4 0 0 26 0 23 98 .154 .197 .164 .361 -1 70 17 0 22
162 Game Avg. 162 380 343 18 53 3 0 0 21 0 18 79 .154 .197 .164 .361 -1 56 14 0 18
PIT (6 yrs) 155 379 345 19 57 4 0 0 24 0 18 76 .165 .207 .177 .383 4 61 14 0 16
PHI (3 yrs) 47 95 83 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 5 22 .108 .159 .108 .268 -22 9 3 0 6

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
1934 25 PIT NL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .526 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1935 26 PIT NL 35 104 -16 0 0 0 11 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1 MVP-15
1936 27 PIT NL 44 92 -13 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1937 ★ 28 PIT NL 36 98 -10 0 0 0 11 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1 AS
1938 29 PIT NL 29 69 -8 0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1939 30 PIT NL 10 14 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1940 31 PHI NL 13 28 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1941 ★ 32 PHI NL 28 58 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 AS
1942 33 PHI NL 6 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
9 Seasons 202 474 -62 1 0 0 52 -9 -1.0 0 -9 -1.0 .495 .499 -1.0 -0.0 -9
PIT (6 yrs) 155 379 -48 0 0 0 42 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .496 .499 -0.6 -0.0 -6
PHI (3 yrs) 47 95 -14 0 0 0 10 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .492 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1934 25 PIT NL 2 2 0 0.0 107 .000 .000 .291 .500 .346 .000 .413 .500 .760 44 .000 0.0 0.0 .500 1.000 .000
1935 26 PIT NL 104 93 2 0.6 106 .167 .134 .289 .168 .345 .144 .412 .313 .757 -16 .021 -16.3 -1.6 .200 .052 .010
1936 27 PIT NL 92 79 3 1.0 105 .194 .155 .288 .184 .348 .179 .404 .362 .751 -3 .058 -12.5 -1.2 .243 .060 .024
1937 28 PIT NL 98 76 3 1.0 100 .215 .165 .279 .245 .340 .165 .395 .409 .736 14 .065 -10.2 -1.0 .319 .106 .000
1938 29 PIT NL 69 58 3 1.4 99 .277 .203 .275 .215 .339 .203 .391 .419 .730 16 .108 -7.6 -0.8 .259 .016 .000
1939 30 PIT NL 14 10 1 2.7 102 .364 .286 .278 .286 .343 .357 .397 .643 .740 73 .273 -0.6 -0.1 .500 .071 .071
1940 31 PHI NL 28 25 0 0.0 94 .111 .083 .266 .154 .330 .083 .382 .237 .712 -32 .000 -4.3 -0.4 .174 .083 .000
1941 32 PHI NL 58 51 1 0.5 90 .167 .118 .260 .167 .329 .118 .366 .284 .696 -17 .023 -7.9 -0.8 .191 .059 .000
1942 33 PHI NL 9 7 0 0.0 82 .143 .125 .249 .125 .320 .125 .346 .250 .666 -25 .000 -1.3 -0.1 .143 .000 .000
9 Yrs 474 401 13 0.9 100 .200 .154 .279 .197 .340 .164 .395 .361 .735 -1 .047 -60.5 -6.2 .245 .063 .009
162 Game Avg. 380 322 10 0.9 100 .200 .154 .279 .197 .340 .164 .395 .361 .735 -1 .047 -60.5 -6.2 .245 .063 .009
PIT (6 yrs) 379 318 12 1.0 103 .212 .165 .283 .207 .343 .177 .401 .383 .745 4 .059 -47.1 -4.7 .262 .064 .012
PHI (3 yrs) 95 83 1 0.3 90 .148 .108 .261 .159 .329 .108 .369 .268 .698 -22 .009 -13.4 -1.4 .182 .060 .000

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1937 PIT NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 PHI NL 32 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1934 25 PIT NL 2 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.00 50%
1935 26 PIT NL 104 0.0% 18.3% 3.9% 1.0% 8% 4.75 5.1 16.2 75%
1936 27 PIT NL 92 0.0% 18.5% 3.3% 2.2% 15% 5.67 4.9 16.8 73%
1937 28 PIT NL 98 0.0% 20.4% 9.2% 0.0% 0% 2.22 4.3 28.3 66%
1938 29 PIT NL 69 0.0% 24.6% 1.5% 0.0% 0% 17.00 3.8 9.1 68%
1939 30 PIT NL 14 0.0% 21.4% 0.0% 7.1% 25% 4.7 4.7 79%
1940 31 PHI NL 28 0.0% 21.4% 7.1% 0.0% 0% 3.00 4.0 64%
1941 32 PHI NL 58 0.0% 25.9% 5.2% 0.0% 0% 5.00 3.4 25.5 1.50 62%
1942 33 PHI NL 9 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 8.0 1.00 78%
9 Yrs 474 0.0% 20.7% 4.9% 0.8% 6% 4.26 4.4 16.5 1.67 70%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.9% 8.7% 6.7% 27% 1.02 10.1 62.4 7.9 0.95 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1934 25 PIT NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 26 PIT NL -16.3 -1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 27 PIT NL -12.5 -1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 28 PIT NL -10.2 -1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 29 PIT NL -7.6 -0.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 30 PIT NL -0.6 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 31 PHI NL -4.3 -0.4 5 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .59 -0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 1.10 -0.6 0
1941 32 PHI NL -7.9 -0.8 17 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 1.29 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.2 1.11 -1.9 0
1942 33 PHI NL -1.3 -0.1 5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .91 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 0.81 -1.2 0
9 Yrs -60.5 -6.1 27 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 1.09 -0.4 0.1 -3.2 -0.4 1.05 -3.7 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 31 PHI NL 1 0 75% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 32 PHI NL 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 33 PHI NL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 1 0 25% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 31 PHI NL 5 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 23
1941 32 PHI NL 17 94% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 67% 3 2 67% 16 3 19% 3 2 67% 2 2 100% 41
1942 33 PHI NL 5 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 4
9 Yrs 27 96% 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 5 17 340% 5 2 40% 21 3 14% 3 2 67% 2 2 100% 151
MLB Averages 48% 53% 35% 15% 52% 57%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1934 25 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 44 0 1 0 0
1935 26 36 106 98 3 13 1 0 0 6 0 5 19 .133 .175 .143 .318 -15 14 7 0 3
1936 27 80 198 182 9 26 3 0 0 11 0 8 36 .143 .179 .159 .338 -9 29 10 0 8
1937 28 116 296 267 13 40 3 0 0 14 0 17 56 .150 .201 .161 .362 -2 43 11 0 12
1938 29 145 365 331 17 53 3 0 0 21 0 18 73 .160 .203 .169 .373 1 56 14 0 16
1939 30 155 379 345 19 57 4 0 0 24 0 18 76 .165 .207 .177 .383 4 61 14 0 16
1940 31 168 407 369 22 59 4 0 0 24 0 20 82 .160 .203 .171 .374 2 63 15 0 18
1941 32 196 465 420 22 65 4 0 0 26 0 23 97 .155 .199 .164 .363 -0 69 17 0 22
1942 33 202 474 428 22 66 4 0 0 26 0 23 98 .154 .197 .164 .361 -1 70 17 0 22

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1934 25 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 1
1935 26 37 108 101 3 13 1 0 0 5 0 4 20 .129 .162 .139 .301 2 35
1936 27 46 96 88 7 14 2 0 0 6 0 3 18 .159 .187 .182 .369 3 44
1937 28 38 102 89 4 14 0 0 0 3 0 9 21 .157 .235 .157 .392 3 36
1938 29 31 73 68 5 14 0 0 0 8 0 1 18 .206 .217 .206 .423 3 29
1939 30 11 14 14 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 .214 .214 .286 .500 1 10
1940 31 14 29 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .074 .000 .074 0 13
1941 32 29 60 53 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 16 .113 .161 .113 .274 1 28
1942 33 6 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 6
9 Yrs 213 492 447 20 64 4 0 0 26 0 23 103 .143 .185 .152 .337 13 202
162 Game Avg. 162 374 340 15 49 3 0 0 20 0 17 78 .143 .185 .152 .337 10 202



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1092nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 NL  6.6 (6th)

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Name and misspellings: Darrell Cy Elijah Blanton

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