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Joe Bowman

Joseph Emil Bowman

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 17, 1910 in Kansas City, KS (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1932 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies/RedSox/Giants/Reds/... 1932-1945

Final Game: September 29, 1945 (Age 35)
Died: November 22, 1990 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS
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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1932 22 PHA AL 0 1 .000 8.18 7 0 3 0 0 0 11.0 14 10 10 2 6 4 3 0 0 55 57 1.818 11.5 1.6 4.9 3.3 0.67
1934 24 NYG NL 5 4 .556 3.61 30 10 15 3 0 3 107.1 119 52 43 9 36 36 2 0 1 469 107 1.444 10.0 0.8 3.0 3.0 1.00
1935 25 PHI NL 7 10 .412 4.25 33 17 8 6 1 1 148.1 157 86 70 13 56 58 4 0 1 652 107 1.436 9.5 0.8 3.4 3.5 1.04
1936 26 PHI NL 9 20 .310 5.04 40 28 7 12 0 1 203.2 243 140 114 14 53 80 7 0 4 907 90 1.453 10.7 0.6 2.3 3.5 1.51
1937 27 PIT NL 8 8 .500 4.57 30 19 8 7 0 1 128.0 161 78 65 11 35 38 1 0 2 567 84 1.531 11.3 0.8 2.5 2.7 1.09
1938 28 PIT NL 3 4 .429 4.65 17 1 8 0 0 1 60.0 68 33 31 2 20 25 0 0 1 265 82 1.467 10.2 0.3 3.0 3.8 1.25
1939 29 PIT NL 10 14 .417 4.48 37 27 8 10 1 1 184.2 217 105 92 15 43 58 7 0 1 813 86 1.408 10.6 0.7 2.1 2.8 1.35
1940 30 PIT NL 9 10 .474 4.46 32 24 5 10 0 2 187.2 209 113 93 10 66 57 7 1 1 844 86 1.465 10.0 0.5 3.2 2.7 0.86
1941 31 PIT NL 3 2 .600 2.99 18 7 9 1 1 1 69.1 77 24 23 3 28 22 1 0 1 310 122 1.514 10.0 0.4 3.6 2.9 0.79
1944 34 BOS AL 12 8 .600 4.81 26 24 1 10 1 0 168.1 175 95 90 14 64 53 2 0 2 724 71 1.420 9.4 0.7 3.4 2.8 0.83
1945 35 TOT MLB 11 15 .423 3.92 28 27 0 15 1 0 197.1 216 101 86 9 77 71 7 1 1 888 96 1.485 9.9 0.4 3.5 3.2 0.92
1945 35 BOS AL 0 2 .000 9.26 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.2 18 12 12 1 9 0 0 0 0 61 38 2.314 13.9 0.8 6.9 0.0 0.00
1945 35 CIN NL 11 13 .458 3.59 25 24 0 15 1 0 185.2 198 89 74 8 68 71 7 1 1 827 105 1.433 9.6 0.4 3.3 3.4 1.04
11 Yrs 77 96 .445 4.40 298 184 72 74 5 11 1465.2 1656 837 717 102 484 502 41 2 15 6494 90 1.460 10.2 0.6 3.0 3.1 1.04
162 Game Avg. 11 14 .445 4.40 42 26 10 10 1 2 207 234 118 101 14 68 71 6 0 2 916 90 1.460 10.2 0.6 3.0 3.1 1.04
PIT (5 yrs) 33 38 .465 4.35 134 78 38 28 2 6 629.2 732 353 304 41 192 200 16 1 6 2799 88 1.467 10.5 0.6 2.7 2.9 1.04
PHI (2 yrs) 16 30 .348 4.70 73 45 15 18 1 2 352.0 400 226 184 27 109 138 11 0 5 1559 97 1.446 10.2 0.7 2.8 3.5 1.27
BOS (2 yrs) 12 10 .545 5.10 29 27 1 10 1 0 180.0 193 107 102 15 73 53 2 0 2 785 68 1.478 9.7 0.8 3.7 2.7 0.73
NYG (1 yr) 5 4 .556 3.61 30 10 15 3 0 3 107.1 119 52 43 9 36 36 2 0 1 469 107 1.444 10.0 0.8 3.0 3.0 1.00
PHA (1 yr) 0 1 .000 8.18 7 0 3 0 0 0 11.0 14 10 10 2 6 4 3 0 0 55 57 1.818 11.5 1.6 4.9 3.3 0.67
CIN (1 yr) 11 13 .458 3.59 25 24 0 15 1 0 185.2 198 89 74 8 68 71 7 1 1 827 105 1.433 9.6 0.4 3.3 3.4 1.04
NL (9 yrs) 65 85 .433 4.27 262 157 68 64 4 11 1274.2 1449 720 605 85 405 445 36 2 13 5654 94 1.454 10.2 0.6 2.9 3.1 1.10
AL (3 yrs) 12 11 .522 5.28 36 27 4 10 1 0 191.0 207 117 112 17 79 57 5 0 2 840 67 1.497 9.8 0.8 3.7 2.7 0.72

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
1932 22 PHA AL 11.0 7 0 10 8.18 5.74 0.20 0.00 101.7 5.63 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .460 .498 $2,500
1934 24 NYG NL 107.1 30 10 52 4.36 4.70 0.39 0.00 97.9 4.22 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .492 .498
1935 25 PHI NL 147.1 33 17 86 5.25 4.88 -0.39 0.00 112.7 5.94 10 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.2 24 .532 .506
1936 26 PHI NL 203.2 40 28 140 6.19 4.87 -0.37 0.00 110.0 5.77 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 10 .475 .494
1937 27 PIT NL 128.0 30 19 78 5.48 4.55 0.12 0.00 99.4 4.41 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .450 .491
1938 28 PIT NL 60.0 17 1 33 4.95 4.35 0.29 0.00 99.1 4.03 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .464 .496
1939 29 PIT NL 184.2 37 27 105 5.12 4.44 -0.16 0.00 98.1 4.52 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .469 .493
1940 30 PIT NL 187.2 32 24 113 5.42 4.14 -0.28 0.00 98.3 4.34 -22 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .432 .487
1941 31 PIT NL 69.1 18 7 24 3.12 3.92 0.07 0.00 99.0 3.81 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.3 12 .535 .504
1944 34 BOS AL 168.1 26 24 95 5.08 3.78 -0.07 0.00 100.1 3.86 -23 -2.4 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -11 .408 .485 $5,000
1945 35 BOS AL 11.2 3 3 12 9.26 3.43 0.15 0.00 100.5 3.30 -8 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .273 .496 $8,500
1945 35 CIN NL 185.2 25 24 89 4.31 4.70 0.03 0.00 98.9 4.62 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.0 22 .522 .503
11 Seasons 1464.2 298 184 837 5.14 4.47 -0.10 0.00 101.8 4.66 -80 -7.8 1.0 -0.8 4.3 50 .474 .495 $16,000
PIT (5 yrs) 629.2 134 78 353 5.05 4.31 -0.07 0.00 98.6 4.32 -48 -4.8 1.0 -0.3 0.6 6 .464 .493
PHI (2 yrs) 351.0 73 45 226 5.79 4.88 -0.38 0.00 111.1 5.84 0 0.1 1.0 -0.2 2.9 34 .501 .500
BOS (2 yrs) 180.0 29 27 107 5.35 3.76 -0.06 0.00 100.1 3.82 -31 -3.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.8 -18 .394 .486 $13,500
NYG (1 yr) 107.1 30 10 52 4.36 4.70 0.39 0.00 97.9 4.22 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .492 .498
PHA (1 yr) 11.0 7 0 10 8.18 5.74 0.20 0.00 101.7 5.63 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .460 .498 $2,500
CIN (1 yr) 185.2 25 24 89 4.31 4.70 0.03 0.00 98.9 4.62 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.0 22 .522 .503

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
1932 22 PHA AL 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 413 1 0 0 /1
1934 24 NYG NL 31 32 29 4 5 0 1 0 4 0 2 3 .172 .226 .241 .467 26 7 0 0 1 1
1935 25 PHI NL 49 72 67 6 13 1 1 1 7 1 4 7 .194 .239 .284 .523 35 19 1 0 1 1/O9
1936 26 PHI NL 44 85 77 9 15 1 0 0 6 0 6 14 .195 .253 .208 .461 20 16 1 0 1 1
1937 27 PIT NL 35 55 47 3 10 1 0 0 4 0 5 9 .213 .288 .234 .523 44 11 2 0 3 1
1938 28 PIT NL 18 24 21 5 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 .333 .364 .429 .792 117 9 0 0 2 1
1939 29 PIT NL 70 106 96 9 33 8 1 0 18 0 5 9 .344 .382 .448 .830 124 43 1 1 4 1
1940 30 PIT NL 57 105 90 11 22 5 1 1 14 0 14 14 .244 .352 .356 .708 96 32 3 1 0 1
1941 31 PIT NL 22 32 31 4 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 .258 .281 .290 .572 61 9 1 0 0 1
1944 34 BOS AL 59 105 100 7 20 5 2 0 16 1 0 5 19 .200 .238 .290 .528 51 29 1 0 0 1
1945 35 TOT MLB 38 85 80 4 7 2 1 0 4 1 0 3 10 .088 .120 .138 .258 -28 11 2 0 2 1
1945 35 BOS AL 9 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522 51 2 0 0 0 /1
1945 35 CIN NL 29 75 71 4 5 2 1 0 3 1 2 9 .070 .096 .127 .223 -38 9 2 0 2 1
11 Yrs 430 702 639 62 141 24 8 2 75 3 0 46 90 .221 .275 .293 .568 55 187 12 2 14
162 Game Avg. 162 264 241 23 53 9 3 1 28 1 17 34 .221 .275 .293 .568 55 70 1 5
PIT (5 yrs) 202 322 285 32 80 15 3 1 38 0 26 37 .281 .345 .365 .710 95 104 7 2 9
PHI (2 yrs) 93 157 144 15 28 2 1 1 13 1 10 21 .194 .247 .243 .490 27 35 2 0 2
BOS (2 yrs) 68 115 109 7 22 5 2 0 17 1 0 6 20 .202 .243 .284 .528 51 31 1 0 0
NYG (1 yr) 31 32 29 4 5 0 1 0 4 0 2 3 .172 .226 .241 .467 26 7 0 0 1
PHA (1 yr) 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 413 1 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 29 75 71 4 5 2 1 0 3 1 2 9 .070 .096 .127 .223 -38 9 2 0 2
NL (9 yrs) 355 586 529 55 118 19 6 2 58 2 40 70 .223 .280 .293 .573 55 155 11 2 14
AL (3 yrs) 75 116 110 7 23 5 2 0 17 1 0 6 20 .209 .250 .291 .541 55 32 1 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
1932 22 PHA AL 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,500 /1
1934 24 NYG NL 31 32 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1935 25 PHI NL 49 72 -6 -0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1/O9
1936 26 PHI NL 44 85 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1937 27 PIT NL 35 55 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1938 28 PIT NL 18 24 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .518 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1939 29 PIT NL 70 106 3 0 0 0 12 15 1.5 0 15 1.5 .522 .509 1.5 -0.0 15 1
1940 30 PIT NL 57 105 -0 0 0 0 12 12 1.2 0 12 1.2 .521 .507 1.2 -0.0 12 1
1941 31 PIT NL 22 32 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1944 34 BOS AL 59 105 -6 0 0 0 10 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .506 .502 0.4 0.0 3 $5,000 1
1945 35 BOS AL 9 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $8,500 /1
1945 35 CIN NL 29 75 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .477 .496 -0.7 0.0 -6 1
11 Seasons 430 702 -40 1 0 0 73 35 3.5 0 35 3.5 .508 .503 3.5 -0.1 35 $16,000
PIT (5 yrs) 202 322 -2 0 0 0 36 34 3.5 0 34 3.5 .518 .506 3.5 -0.1 34
PHI (2 yrs) 93 157 -16 0 0 0 17 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 2
BOS (2 yrs) 68 115 -7 0 0 0 10 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .506 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $13,500
NYG (1 yr) 31 32 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1
PHA (1 yr) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,500
CIN (1 yr) 29 75 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .477 .496 -0.7 0.0 -6

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
1932 PHA AL 22 P 7 0 0 11.0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 5.73 1.00 .958 2.21 2.23
1934 NYG NL 24 P 30 10 3 107.1 26 6 20 0 0 1.000 2.18 0.87 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 PHI NL 25 P 33 17 6 148.1 38 8 28 2 2 .947 2.18 1.09 .959 2.31 2.28
1935 PHI NL 25 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1935 PHI NL 25 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1936 PHI NL 26 P 40 28 12 203.2 44 7 32 5 4 .886 1.72 0.98 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 PIT NL 27 P 30 19 7 128.0 38 14 24 0 3 1.000 2.67 1.27 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 PIT NL 28 P 17 1 0 60.0 11 2 8 1 2 .909 1.50 0.59 .964 2.20 2.19
1939 PIT NL 29 P 37 27 10 184.2 45 6 39 0 3 1.000 2.19 1.22 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 PIT NL 30 P 32 24 10 187.2 52 15 36 1 0 .981 2.45 1.59 .962 2.22 2.22 3 0 0% 0
1941 PIT NL 31 P 18 7 1 69.1 18 5 13 0 0 1.000 2.34 1.00 .965 2.23 2.21 0 2 100% 0
1944 BOS AL 34 P 26 24 10 168.1 31 9 20 2 3 .935 1.55 1.12 .960 2.09 2.10 2 1 33% 0
1945 TOT MLB 35 P 28 27 15 197.1 43 12 28 3 0 .930 1.82 1.43 .963 2.18 2.18 7 0 0% 0
1945 BOS AL 35 P 3 3 0 11.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.67 .955 2.24 2.23
1945 CIN NL 35 P 25 24 15 185.2 41 12 26 3 0 .927 1.84 1.52 .963 2.18 2.17 7 0 0% 0
11 Seasons P 298 184 74 1465.2 354 85 254 15 17 .958 2.08 1.14 .959 2.24 2.23 12 3 20% 0
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
11 Seasons TOT 299 184 74 1465.2 355 86 254 15 17 .958 2.08 1.14 .959 2.24 2.23 12 3 20% 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1944 AL  .600 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  2.096 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1945 NL  15 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1936 NL  14 (10th)
1939 NL  15 (6th)
1944 AL  14 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1936 NL  1.509 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1936 NL  20 (2nd)
1939 NL  14 (8th)
1945 NL  13 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1936 NL  114 (5th)
1940 NL  93 (7th)
1944 AL  90 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 NL  7 (4th)
1939 NL  7 (5th)
1940 NL  7 (5th)
1945 NL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1936 NL  5 (4th)
1945 NL  3 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1939 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (970th), 7.7 career WAR/8.6 7yr-peak WAR/8.2 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
193222Philadelphia Athletics$2,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194434Boston Red Sox$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194535Boston Red Sox$8,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsBOS/CIN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,000
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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