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Al Brazle

Alpha Eugene Brazle (Cotton)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 19, 1913 in Loyal, OK
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1943 (Age 29.279, 7,487th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1943-1954

Last Game: September 24, 1954 (Age 40.340)
Died: October 24, 1973 in Grand Junction, CO
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Yellow Jacket, CO
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #575. Dick Hall… #576. Randy Myers… #577. Zane Smith… #578. AL BRAZLE… #579. Bill Henry… #580. Scott Kazmir… #581. Hisashi Iwakuma… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1943 29 STL NL 8 2 .800 1.53 13 9 2 8 1 0 88.0 74 18 15 0 29 26 0 0 2 352 221 2.81 1.170 7.6 0.0 3.0 2.7 0.90
1946 32 STL NL 11 10 .524 3.29 37 15 8 6 2 0 153.1 152 69 56 1 55 58 2 0 5 651 105 2.83 1.350 8.9 0.1 3.2 3.4 1.05
1947 33 STL NL 14 8 .636 2.84 44 19 11 7 0 4 168.0 186 65 53 7 48 85 2 0 4 713 145 2.92 1.393 10.0 0.4 2.6 4.6 1.77
1948 34 STL NL 10 6 .625 3.80 42 23 9 6 2 1 156.1 171 77 66 8 50 55 0 1 2 673 107 3.58 1.414 9.8 0.5 2.9 3.2 1.10
1949 35 STL NL 14 8 .636 3.18 39 25 7 9 1 0 206.1 208 85 73 18 61 75 6 0 2 869 130 3.89 1.304 9.1 0.8 2.7 3.3 1.23
1950 36 STL NL 11 9 .550 4.10 46 12 20 3 0 6 164.2 188 81 75 12 80 47 4 0 1 732 104 4.49 1.628 10.3 0.7 4.4 2.6 0.59
1951 37 STL NL 6 5 .545 3.09 56 8 28 5 0 7 154.1 139 61 53 13 60 66 5 1 1 650 128 3.98 1.289 8.1 0.8 3.5 3.8 1.10
1952 38 STL NL 12 5 .706 2.72 46 6 32 3 1 16 109.1 75 38 33 6 42 55 1 1 3 433 137 3.28 1.070 6.2 0.5 3.5 4.5 1.31 MVP-36
1953 39 STL NL 6 7 .462 4.19 61 0 33 0 0 18 92.1 101 47 43 8 43 57 2 0 0 418 102 3.95 1.560 9.8 0.8 4.2 5.6 1.33
1954 40 STL NL 5 4 .556 4.16 58 0 28 0 0 8 84.1 93 48 39 10 24 30 3 0 2 363 99 4.19 1.387 9.9 1.1 2.6 3.2 1.25
10 Yrs 97 64 .602 3.31 442 117 178 47 7 60 1377.0 1387 589 506 83 492 554 25 3 22 5854 120 3.61 1.365 9.1 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.13
162 Game Avg. 12 8 .602 3.31 54 14 22 6 1 7 168 169 72 62 10 60 67 3 0 3 712 120 3.61 1.365 9.1 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.13
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
1943 29 STL NL 87.0 13 9 18 1.86 3.93 0.35 0.00 101.4 3.63 17 2.2 1.0 -0.1 2.9 24 .667 .513
1946 32 STL NL 154.1 37 15 69 4.02 3.92 0.11 0.00 101.4 3.86 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.1 1.2 11 .491 .498
1947 33 STL NL 168.0 44 19 65 3.48 4.44 0.00 0.00 100.4 4.46 18 1.8 1.3 -0.1 3.6 37 .542 .511
1948 34 STL NL 156.1 42 23 77 4.43 4.47 -0.05 0.00 102.2 4.61 3 0.3 1.3 -0.1 1.9 20 .507 .502
1949 35 STL NL 206.1 39 25 85 3.71 4.50 0.11 0.00 102.7 4.51 18 1.9 1.2 -0.1 4.1 41 .549 .512
1950 36 STL NL 164.2 46 12 81 4.43 4.79 0.08 0.00 101.5 4.78 7 0.7 1.5 -0.1 2.4 24 .516 .504
1951 37 STL NL 154.1 56 8 61 3.56 4.42 0.25 0.00 99.3 4.14 10 1.1 1.1 -0.1 2.5 26 .519 .507
1952 38 STL NL 109.1 46 6 38 3.13 3.98 0.18 0.00 99.0 3.76 8 0.8 2.0 0.1 2.1 18 .518 .505 MVP-36
1953 39 STL NL 92.1 60 0 47 4.58 4.76 0.04 0.00 99.0 4.67 2 0.2 1.5 -0.1 1.0 11 .503 .501
1954 40 STL NL 84.1 58 0 48 5.12 4.59 0.07 0.00 101.7 4.60 -5 -0.5 1.5 -0.3 0.1 4 .492 .497
10 Seasons 1377.0 441 117 589 3.85 4.40 0.10 0.00 101.0 4.33 74 8.2 1.4 -1.0 21.8 218 .519 .504

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
1943 29 STL NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 3.68 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 5 6 3 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 31 0.955 6.1 0.0 2.5 4.9 2.00
1946 ❍ 32 STL NL WS W BOS 0 1 .000 5.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 5 4 1 6 4 4 0 0 0 33 1.950 9.5 1.4 8.1 5.4 0.67
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 2 .000 4.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 14.0 12 11 7 1 8 5 8 0 0 0 64 1.429 7.7 0.6 5.1 5.1 1.00
2 WS 0 2 .000 4.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 14.0 12 11 7 1 8 5 8 0 0 0 64 1.429 7.7 0.6 5.1 5.1 1.00

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
1943 29 STL NL 13 32 32 4 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 .281 .281 .375 .656 84 12 0 0 0 1
1946 32 STL NL 37 55 52 5 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .212 .212 .212 .423 18 11 1 0 2 1
1947 33 STL NL 44 68 64 6 14 1 0 0 5 0 1 5 .219 .231 .234 .465 22 15 0 0 3 1
1948 34 STL NL 45 56 55 5 8 1 0 0 7 0 1 9 .145 .161 .164 .324 -14 9 1 0 0 1
1949 35 STL NL 39 83 82 7 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 .134 .134 .134 .268 -29 11 5 0 1 1
1950 36 STL NL 47 61 61 6 13 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 .213 .213 .213 .426 11 13 2 0 0 1
1951 37 STL NL 56 46 46 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .109 .109 .109 .217 -41 5 0 0 0 1
1952 38 STL NL 46 33 32 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .156 .281 -22 5 2 0 1 1 MVP-36
1953 39 STL NL 61 17 15 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .400 .733 90 6 0 0 2 1
1954 40 STL NL 58 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 1 1
10 Yrs 446 466 453 37 80 5 1 0 31 0 0 2 40 .177 .180 .192 .372 -1 87 12 0 9 1
162 Game Avg. 162 169 165 13 29 2 0 0 11 0 1 15 .177 .180 .192 .372 -1 32 4 0 3

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 29 STL NL 13 32 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .517 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1946 32 STL NL 37 55 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1947 33 STL NL 44 68 -7 0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1948 34 STL NL 45 56 -9 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1949 35 STL NL 39 83 -15 0 -0 0 9 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1950 36 STL NL 47 61 -8 -1 -0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1951 37 STL NL 56 46 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1952 38 STL NL 46 33 -5 0 -0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 MVP-36
1953 39 STL NL 60 17 0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1954 40 STL NL 58 15 -4 0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
10 Seasons 445 466 -62 -0 -0 0 50 -13 -1.4 0 -13 -1.4 .497 .499 -1.4 -0.1 -13

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
1943 29 STL NL WS NYY L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1946 ❍ 32 STL NL WS BOS W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

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
1943 STL NL 29 P 13 9 8 88.0 23 3 20 0 1 1.000 2.35 1.77 .961 2.25 2.25 0 2 100% 0
1946 STL NL 32 P 37 15 6 153.1 40 5 33 2 1 .950 2.23 1.03 .960 2.24 2.22 2 0 0% 0
1947 STL NL 33 P 44 19 7 168.0 52 4 47 1 1 .981 2.73 1.16 .966 2.10 2.07 3 1 25% 0
1948 STL NL 34 P 42 23 6 156.1 50 5 45 0 1 1.000 2.88 1.19 .963 2.11 2.08 2 2 50% 0
1949 STL NL 35 P 39 25 9 206.1 45 4 39 2 1 .956 1.88 1.10 .953 2.04 2.02 2 0 0% 42% 0
1950 STL NL 36 P 46 12 3 164.2 41 6 31 4 3 .902 2.02 0.80 .961 2.12 2.10 5 7 58% 43% 1
1951 STL NL 37 P 56 8 5 154.1 25 4 19 2 1 .920 1.34 0.41 .962 2.14 2.14 7 3 30% 43% 0
1952 STL NL 38 P 46 6 3 109.1 19 5 13 1 0 .947 1.48 0.39 .953 2.18 2.16 0 1 100% 44% 0 MVP-36
1953 STL NL 39 P 61 0 0 92.1 27 3 24 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.44 .956 2.06 2.02 2 0 0% 1
1954 STL NL 40 P 58 0 0 84.1 18 4 13 1 2 .944 1.81 0.29 .960 2.07 2.06 2 1 33% 45% 0
10 Seasons P 442 117 47 1377.0 340 43 284 13 11 .962 2.14 0.74 .960 2.13 2.10 25 17 40% 29% 2
10 Seasons TOT 442 117 47 1377.0 340 43 284 13 11 .962 2.14 0.74 .960 2.13 2.10 25 17 40% 29% 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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (36, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1947 NL  2.84 (5th)
1949 NL  3.18 (9th)
1951 NL  3.09 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1947 NL  .636 (6th)
1948 NL  .625 (6th)
1949 NL  .636 (8th)
1952 NL  .706 (4th)
Career  .602 (110th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1951 NL  1.289 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  8.106 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  2.571 (5th)
1948 NL  2.879 (8th)
1949 NL  2.661 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  4.554 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1947 NL  44 (8th)
1948 NL  42 (9th)
1950 NL  46 (5th)
1951 NL  56 (5th)
1952 NL  46 (6th)
1953 NL  61 (2nd)
1954 NL  58 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (9th)
1950 NL  6 (5th)
1951 NL  7 (4th)
1952 NL  16 (1st)
1953 NL  18 (1st)
1954 NL  8 (6th)
Career  60 (245th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  1.771 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  0.375 (4th)
1948 NL  0.461 (7th)
1950 NL  0.656 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1946 NL  5 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 NL  6 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1950 NL  20 (4th)
1951 NL  28 (5th)
1952 NL  32 (5th)
1953 NL  33 (2nd)
1954 NL  28 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1947 NL  145 (5th)
1949 NL  130 (7th)
1951 NL  128 (4th)
Career  120 (118th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1947 NL  2.92 (2nd)
1948 NL  3.58 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  18 (10th)
1947 NL  22 (7th)
1949 NL  20 (10th)
1951 NL  15 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1943 NL  2.1 (8th)
1947 NL  2.2 (7th)
1949 NL  2.1 (9th)
1951 NL  1.5 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1952 NL  2.8 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1950 NL  46 (5th)
1951 NL  56 (5th)
1953 NL  61 (2nd)
1954 NL  58 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1950 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1947 NL  2.73 (1st)
1948 NL  2.88 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1948 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1950 NL  born 1913-10-19 (8th)
1951 NL  born 1913-10-19 (4th)
1952 NL  born 1913-10-19 (2nd)
1953 NL  born 1913-10-19 (2nd)
1954 NL  born 1913-10-19 (1st)


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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (384), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 57 (451), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1128), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (57th), 20.4 career WAR/18.1 7yr-peak WAR/19.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Alpha Cotton alphonse Al allen allan alberto alan Eugene Brazle

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