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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)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies 1934-1942

Final Game: May 6, 1942 (Age 33)
Died: September 13, 1945 in Norman, OK
Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, OK
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #854. Jack Billingham… #855. Tony Cloninger… #856. Tommy Byrne… #857. CY BLANTON… #858. Ned Garvin… #859. Luke Hamlin… #860. George Hemming… 

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
1934 25 PIT NL 0 1 .000 3.38 5.37 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 5 3 3 1 4 5 1 0 1 36 128 1.125 5.6 1.1 4.5 5.6 1.25
1935 26 PIT NL 18 13 .581 2.58 2.77 35 30 3 23 4 1 254.1 220 93 73 3 55 142 2 0 7 1041 159 1.081 7.8 0.1 1.9 5.0 2.58 MVP-15
1936 27 PIT NL 13 15 .464 3.51 3.42 44 32 9 15 4 3 235.2 235 114 92 9 55 127 3 0 8 992 116 1.231 9.0 0.3 2.1 4.9 2.31
1937 28 PIT NL 14 12 .538 3.30 3.56 36 34 0 14 4 0 242.2 250 115 89 13 76 143 5 0 3 1034 116 1.343 9.3 0.5 2.8 5.3 1.88 AS
1938 29 PIT NL 11 7 .611 3.70 3.81 29 26 0 10 1 0 172.2 190 84 71 13 46 80 2 0 2 729 102 1.367 9.9 0.7 2.4 4.2 1.74
1939 30 PIT NL 2 3 .400 4.29 4.40 10 6 3 1 0 0 42.0 45 23 20 4 10 11 0 0 1 182 90 1.310 9.6 0.9 2.1 2.4 1.10
1940 31 PHI NL 4 3 .571 4.32 4.25 13 10 2 5 0 0 77.0 82 43 37 7 21 24 1 0 5 330 90 1.338 9.6 0.8 2.5 2.8 1.14
1941 32 PHI NL 6 13 .316 4.51 3.85 28 25 2 7 1 0 163.2 186 98 82 11 57 64 3 0 6 726 82 1.485 10.2 0.6 3.1 3.5 1.12 AS
1942 33 PHI NL 0 4 .000 5.64 4.70 6 3 2 0 0 0 22.1 30 15 14 3 13 15 1 0 0 103 59 1.925 12.1 1.2 5.2 6.0 1.15
9 Yrs 68 71 .489 3.55 3.55 202 167 21 75 14 4 1218.1 1243 588 481 64 337 611 18 0 33 5173 110 1.297 9.2 0.5 2.5 4.5 1.81
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .489 3.55 3.55 37 31 4 14 3 1 225 229 108 89 12 62 113 3 0 6 953 110 1.297 9.2 0.5 2.5 4.5 1.81
PIT (6 yrs) 58 51 .532 3.28 3.41 155 129 15 63 13 4 955.1 945 432 348 43 246 508 13 0 22 4014 121 1.247 8.9 0.4 2.3 4.8 2.07
PHI (3 yrs) 10 20 .333 4.55 4.04 47 38 6 12 1 0 263.0 298 156 133 21 91 103 5 0 11 1159 82 1.479 10.2 0.7 3.1 3.5 1.13

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
1934 25 PIT NL 8.0 1 1 3 3.38 4.74 -0.18 0.00 104.0 5.13 1 0.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .666 .501
1935 26 PIT NL 254.1 35 30 93 3.29 4.85 -0.09 0.00 102.0 5.04 48 5.2 1.0 -0.1 7.2 72 .649 .532 MVP-15
1936 27 PIT NL 235.2 44 32 114 4.35 4.62 -0.05 0.00 101.7 4.75 10 1.0 1.0 -0.1 3.0 32 .522 .506
1937 28 PIT NL 242.2 36 34 115 4.27 4.51 0.10 0.00 97.7 4.31 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.2 23 .504 .501 AS
1938 29 PIT NL 173.0 29 26 84 4.37 4.53 0.27 0.00 100.5 4.28 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .496 .499
1939 30 PIT NL 42.0 10 6 23 4.93 4.62 -0.16 0.00 101.8 4.87 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .499 .500
1940 31 PHI NL 77.0 13 10 43 5.03 4.72 0.01 0.00 101.6 4.78 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.5 5 .485 .499
1941 32 PHI NL 163.2 28 25 98 5.39 4.35 -0.33 0.00 101.1 4.74 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .459 .493 AS
1942 33 PHI NL 22.1 6 3 15 6.04 4.24 -0.15 0.00 99.5 4.36 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .427 .497
9 Seasons 1218.2 202 167 588 4.34 4.60 -0.02 0.00 100.7 4.65 42 4.6 1.0 -0.6 14.8 151 .523 .506
PIT (6 yrs) 955.2 155 129 432 4.07 4.64 0.03 0.00 100.6 4.64 59 6.4 1.0 -0.5 14.3 146 .541 .509
PHI (3 yrs) 263.0 47 38 156 5.34 4.45 -0.22 0.00 101.1 4.72 -17 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .462 .495

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
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

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
1934 PIT NL 25 P 1 1 0 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .960 2.25 2.20
1935 PIT NL 26 P 35 30 23 254.1 72 10 60 2 1 .972 2.48 2.00 .959 2.31 2.28 MVP-15
1936 PIT NL 27 P 44 32 15 235.2 69 16 50 3 0 .957 2.52 1.50 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 PIT NL 28 P 36 34 14 242.2 62 9 48 5 5 .919 2.11 1.58 .958 2.39 2.36 AS
1938 PIT NL 29 P 29 26 10 172.2 51 7 42 2 7 .961 2.55 1.69 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 PIT NL 30 P 10 6 1 42.0 11 1 9 1 0 .909 2.14 1.00 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 PHI NL 31 P 13 10 5 77.0 20 4 16 0 0 1.000 2.34 1.54 .962 2.22 2.22 0 0 0
1941 PHI NL 32 P 28 25 7 163.2 27 3 22 2 0 .926 1.37 0.89 .965 2.23 2.21 1 4 80% 0 AS
1942 PHI NL 33 P 6 3 0 22.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.01 0.83 .968 2.34 2.35 0 1 100% 0
9 Seasons P 202 167 75 1218.1 319 51 253 15 13 .953 2.25 1.50 .959 2.29 2.27 1 5 83% 0
9 Seasons TOT 202 167 75 1218.1 319 51 253 15 13 .953 2.25 1.50 .959 2.29 2.27 1 5 83% 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.
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))
1935 NL (15, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1935 NL  7.2 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1935 NL  2.58 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1935 NL  18 (8th)
1937 NL  14 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1938 NL  .611 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1935 NL  1.081 (1st)
1936 NL  1.231 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 NL  7.785 (1st)
1936 NL  8.975 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1936 NL  2.100 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 NL  5.025 (3rd)
1936 NL  4.850 (3rd)
1937 NL  5.304 (8th)
1938 NL  4.170 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 NL  44 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1936 NL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1935 NL  254.3 (7th)
1937 NL  242.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 NL  142 (5th)
1936 NL  127 (3rd)
1937 NL  143 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1935 NL  30 (8th)
1936 NL  32 (7th)
1937 NL  34 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1935 NL  23 (3rd)
1936 NL  15 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1935 NL  4 (1st)
1936 NL  4 (1st)
1937 NL  4 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1937 NL  250 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1935 NL  2.582 (4th)
1936 NL  2.309 (3rd)
1937 NL  1.882 (9th)
1938 NL  1.739 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 NL  0.106 (1st)
1936 NL  0.344 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1935 NL  13 (9th)
1936 NL  15 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1935 NL  7 (5th)
1936 NL  8 (4th)
1940 NL  5 (6th)
1941 NL  6 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1935 NL  1,041 (9th)
1937 NL  1,034 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1935 NL  159 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1935 NL  2.77 (1st)
1936 NL  3.42 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1935 NL  40 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1935 NL  4.1 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1936 NL  16 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1935 NL  60 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1935 NL  2.00 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (275), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 53 (487), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 15 (775), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (701st), 13.8 career WAR/14.0 7yr-peak WAR/13.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Darrell Cy Elijah Blanton

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