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Don Brennan

James Donald Brennan

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: December 2, 1903 in Augusta, ME
School: Georgetown University (Washington, DC)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1933 (Age 29.135, 6,332nd in MLB history)   vs. PHA 7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 4 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Yankees/Giants 1933-1937

Last Game: September 29, 1937 (Age 33.301)   vs. PHI 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Died: April 26, 1953 in Boston, MA
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Augusta, ME
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Standard Pitching

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
1933 29 NYY AL 5 1 .833 4.98 18 10 6 3 0 3 85.0 92 56 47 4 47 46 0 2 1 391 79 3.99 1.635 9.7 0.4 5.0 4.9 0.98
1934 30 CIN NL 4 3 .571 3.81 28 7 13 2 0 2 78.0 89 51 33 3 35 31 1 0 0 349 106 4.21 1.590 10.3 0.3 4.0 3.6 0.89
1935 31 CIN NL 5 5 .500 3.15 38 5 18 2 1 5 114.1 101 43 40 4 44 48 4 1 1 477 126 3.93 1.268 8.0 0.3 3.5 3.8 1.09
1936 32 CIN NL 5 2 .714 4.39 41 4 23 0 0 9 94.1 117 60 46 2 35 40 1 0 4 424 87 3.84 1.611 11.2 0.2 3.3 3.8 1.14
1937 33 TOT NL 2 1 .667 6.75 16 0 5 0 0 0 25.1 37 22 19 1 19 7 1 0 1 132 58 5.37 2.211 13.1 0.4 6.8 2.5 0.37
1937 33 CIN NL 1 1 .500 6.75 10 0 3 0 0 0 16.0 25 14 12 1 10 6 0 0 0 82 56 4.98 2.188 14.1 0.6 5.6 3.4 0.60
1937 33 NYG NL 1 0 1.000 6.75 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.1 12 8 7 0 9 1 1 0 1 50 60 6.04 2.250 11.6 0.0 8.7 1.0 0.11
5 Yrs 21 12 .636 4.19 141 26 65 7 1 19 397.0 436 232 185 14 180 172 7 3 7 1773 94 4.07 1.552 9.9 0.3 4.1 3.9 0.96
162 Game Avg. 9 5 .636 4.19 57 11 26 3 0 8 162 178 94 75 6 73 70 3 1 3 722 94 4.07 1.552 9.9 0.3 4.1 3.9 0.96
CIN (4 yrs) 15 11 .577 3.90 117 16 57 4 1 16 302.2 332 168 131 10 124 125 6 1 5 1332 101 4.03 1.507 9.9 0.3 3.7 3.7 1.01
NYG (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 6.75 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.1 12 8 7 0 9 1 1 0 1 50 60 6.04 2.250 11.6 0.0 8.7 1.0 0.11
NYY (1 yr) 5 1 .833 4.98 18 10 6 3 0 3 85.0 92 56 47 4 47 46 0 2 1 391 79 3.99 1.635 9.7 0.4 5.0 4.9 0.98
NL (4 yrs) 16 11 .593 3.98 123 16 59 4 1 16 312.0 344 176 138 10 133 126 7 1 6 1382 99 4.09 1.529 9.9 0.3 3.8 3.6 0.95
AL (1 yr) 5 1 .833 4.98 18 10 6 3 0 3 85.0 92 56 47 4 47 46 0 2 1 391 79 3.99 1.635 9.7 0.4 5.0 4.9 0.98
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
1933 29 NYY AL 85.0 18 10 56 5.93 4.70 -0.25 0.00 90.9 4.50 -14 -1.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .428 .492
1934 30 CIN NL 78.0 28 7 51 5.88 4.75 -0.35 0.00 101.7 5.19 -7 -0.7 1.00 -0.0 -0.0 1 .477 .496
1935 31 CIN NL 114.1 38 5 43 3.38 4.79 -0.11 0.00 100.4 4.92 19 1.9 1.00 -0.1 2.9 30 .551 .512
1936 32 CIN NL 94.1 41 4 60 5.72 4.67 -0.08 0.00 97.6 4.64 -12 -1.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .472 .493
1937 33 CIN NL 16.0 10 0 14 7.88 4.61 -0.09 0.00 97.9 4.60 -6 -0.6 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .443 .496
1937 33 NYG NL 9.1 6 0 8 7.71 4.40 0.43 0.00 108.2 4.29 -4 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .442 .498
5 Seasons 397.0 141 26 232 5.26 4.72 -0.17 0.00 98.0 4.79 -23 -2.1 1.00 -0.2 1.4 17 .485 .499
CIN (4 yrs) 302.2 117 16 168 5.00 4.73 -0.16 0.00 99.7 4.88 -5 -0.4 1.00 -0.2 2.1 23 .496 .500
NYG (1 yr) 9.1 6 0 8 7.71 4.40 0.43 0.00 108.2 4.29 -4 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .442 .498
NYY (1 yr) 85.0 18 10 56 5.93 4.70 -0.25 0.00 90.9 4.50 -14 -1.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .428 .492

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
1937 33 NYG NL WS L NYY 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1933 29 NYY AL 103 18 390 333 56 92 20 2 4 1 1 47 46 .276 .366 .384 .750 .311 128 6 0 10 0 2
1934 30 CIN NL 1 28 349 307 51 89 16 6 3 2 6 35 31 .290 .364 .410 .775 .315 126 9 1 6 0 10
1935 31 CIN NL 38 477 418 43 101 12 5 4 3 8 44 48 .242 .320 .323 .643 .265 135 10 4 11 0 6
1936 32 CIN NL 1 41 423 383 60 117 25 1 2 2 7 35 40 .305 .365 .392 .757 .337 150 14 1 4 0 5
1937 33 CIN NL 10 82 72 14 25 7 0 1 4 1 10 6 .347 .427 .486 .913 .369 35 0 0 0 0 0
1937 33 NYG NL 23 6 50 38 8 12 2 0 0 0 0 9 1 .316 .458 .368 .827 .324 14 0 1 2 0 0
1937 33 TOT NL 23 16 132 110 22 37 9 0 1 4 1 19 7 .336 .438 .445 .884 .353 49 0 1 2 0 0
5 Yrs 128 141 1771 1551 232 436 82 14 14 12 23 180 172 .281 .358 .379 .738 .309 588 39 7 33 0 23
162 Game Avg. 52 57 721 632 94 178 33 6 6 5 9 73 70 .281 .358 .379 .738 .309 239 16 3 13 0 9
MLB Averages .277 .341 .381 .723 .295

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1933 29 NYY AL -11.4 -1.0 297 -1.0 5.7 -6.6 1.22 -0.9 0.1 -14.4 -1.4 1.03 -9.2 3 1 0
1934 30 CIN NL -3.4 -0.3 360 -0.6 5.8 -6.4 1.01 -1.0 0.4 -8.1 -0.8 1.01 -9.4 4 3 14
1935 31 CIN NL 12.3 1.2 493 0.3 7.5 -7.2 .91 1.1 -0.7 14.5 1.5 0.98 11.9 13 9 11
1936 32 CIN NL -8.7 -0.8 436 -1.4 10.4 -11.8 1.43 -1.2 0.2 -18.7 -1.8 1.04 -14.6 19 7 11
1937 33 TOT NL -8.2 -0.8 112 -0.4 1.5 -1.9 .95 -0.6 0.2 -6.7 -0.6 1.08 -7.1 6 2 6
1937 33 CIN NL -5.5 -0.5 85 -0.7 1.1 -1.8 1.05 -0.6 -0.0 -7.6 -0.7 1.06 -7.4 5 2 3
1937 33 NYG NL -2.8 -0.3 27 0.3 0.4 -0.1 .65 0.0 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.14 0.3 1 0 3
5 Yrs -19.4 -1.8 1698 -3.0 30.9 -34.0 1.12 -2.6 -0.2 -33.4 -3.2 1.02 -28.4 45 22 42

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1933 29 NYY AL 18 10 5 0 5 2 0 8 2 .800 3 0 4 40% 45.0 69 24 9 7 2 6 9.3 7.1 6.6
1934 30 CIN NL 28 7 2 2 3 0 0 3 4 .429 2 0 3 43% 45.3 68 22 14 8 3 3 5.3 5.6 5.0
1935 31 CIN NL 38 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 3 .400 2 1 3 60% 54.4 70 43 8 3 4 0 5.4 5.7 7.7
1936 32 CIN NL 41 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0% 40.5 47 31 9 6 2 1 4.4 4.3 4.3
4 Yrs 125 26 9 5 12 2 1 14 12 .538 7 1 10 38% 46 70 22 40 24 11 10 6.7 6.0 6.0
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 132 -35 4.9 4.5 6.9

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1933 29 NYY AL 18 8 6 0 1 2 3 0 150% 3 1 10 9 90% 1.215 3 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 5 0 3 1 7.0
1934 30 CIN NL 28 21 13 2 1 3 2 1 67% 3 0 12 6 50% 9 1.012 4 3 14 4 2 15 8 13 11 3 11 1 6.2
1935 31 CIN NL 38 33 18 3 3 6 5 1 83% 7 1 40 16 40% 7 .907 13 9 11 7 6 20 21 12 20 6 21 3 6.9
1936 32 CIN NL 41 37 23 5 1 12 9 3 75% 12 0 33 21 64% 9 1.430 19 7 11 15 7 15 20 17 21 6 21 5 6.2
1937 33 TOT NL 16 16 5 2 1 1 0 1 0% 2 1 13 5 38% .953 6 2 6 2 3 9 5 9 9 4 9 0 4.8
1937 33 CIN NL 10 10 3 1 1 1 0 1 0% 2 1 13 5 38% 7 1.052 5 2 3 2 2 6 5 5 6 2 7 0 4.8
1937 33 NYG NL 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .651 1 0 3 0 1 3 0 4 3 2 2 0 4.7
5 Yrs 141 115 65 12 7 24 19 6 79% 27 3 108 57 53% 1.120 45 22 42 32 18 59 58 51 66 19 65 10 6.3

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1933 29 NYY AL 390 65% 1.0% 11.8% 12.1% 6.7% 28% 1.68 73% 69 6 9%
1934 30 CIN NL 349 56% 0.9% 8.9% 10.0% 7.2% 28% 1.27 78% 85 9 11%
1935 31 CIN NL 477 58% 0.8% 10.1% 9.2% 4.4% 21% 1.10 77% 113 10 9%
1936 32 CIN NL 423 57% 0.5% 9.5% 8.3% 6.6% 24% 1.33 81% 112 14 13%
1937 33 TOT NL 132 52% 0.8% 5.3% 14.4% 7.6% 27% 1.20 77% 23 0 0%
1937 33 CIN NL 82 52% 1.2% 7.3% 12.2% 9.8% 32% 1.60 79% 14 0 0%
1937 33 NYG NL 50 52% 0.0% 2.0% 18.0% 4.0% 17% 0.60 74% 9 0 0%
5 Yrs 1771 58% 0.8% 9.7% 10.2% 6.2% 25% 1.27 77% 402 39 10%
MLB Averages 53% 1.4% 8.6% 8.3% 5.8% 23% 1.02 80% 9%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1933 29 NYY AL 287 92 4 0 9 2 1 3 0 17 12 1 71% 2 1 2 129 1 1 50% 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 103
1934 30 CIN NL 348 89 3 0 9 3 0 3 0 25 16 4 64% 10 0 2 150 2 6 25% 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
1935 31 CIN NL 477 101 4 0 15 1 3 1 3 34 21 3 62% 6 1 2 205 3 8 27% 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
1936 32 CIN NL 422 117 2 0 11 1 1 1 1 29 23 2 79% 5 4 0 212 2 7 22% 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
1937 33 TOT NL 109 37 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 6 3 1 50% 0 1 0 51 4 1 80% 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 23
1937 33 CIN NL 82 25 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 50% 0 0 0 38 4 1 80% 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1937 33 NYG NL 27 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 50% 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
5 Yrs 1643 436 14 0 49 7 6 8 5 111 75 11 68% 23 7 6 747 12 23 34% 11 20 0 1 1 2 0 0 24 128
MLB Averages 56% 54%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age 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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1933 29 5 1 .833 4.98 18 10 6 3 0 3 85.0 92 56 47 4 47 46 0 2 1 391 79 1.635 9.7 0.4 5.0 4.9 0.98 79
1934 30 9 4 .692 4.42 46 17 19 5 0 5 163.0 181 107 80 7 82 77 1 2 1 740 90 1.613 10.0 0.4 4.5 4.3 0.94 90
1935 31 14 9 .609 3.89 84 22 37 7 1 10 277.1 282 150 120 11 126 125 5 3 2 1217 102 1.471 9.2 0.4 4.1 4.1 0.99 102
1936 32 19 11 .633 4.02 125 26 60 7 1 19 371.2 399 210 166 13 161 165 6 3 6 1641 98 1.507 9.7 0.3 3.9 4.0 1.02 98
1937 33 21 12 .636 4.19 141 26 65 7 1 19 397.0 436 232 185 14 180 172 7 3 7 1773 94 1.552 9.9 0.3 4.1 3.9 0.96 94

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1933 29 4 6 .400 4.95 91.0 95 56 50 4 49 49 0 1.582 9.4 4.8 4.8 1.00 0.4 18
1934 30 4 5 .444 4.88 83.0 92 50 45 3 36 33 1 1.542 10.0 3.9 3.6 0.92 0.3 28
1935 31 7 6 .538 2.85 120.0 103 42 38 4 45 51 4 1.233 7.7 3.4 3.8 1.13 0.3 38
1936 32 5 6 .455 4.82 99.0 120 59 53 2 36 42 1 1.576 10.9 3.3 3.8 1.17 0.2 41
1937 33 1 2 .333 7.00 27.0 39 23 21 1 20 7 1 2.185 13.0 6.7 2.3 0.35 0.3 16
5 Yrs 21 25 .457 4.44 420.0 449 230 207 14 186 182 7 1.512 9.6 3.9 0.98 0.3 141



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1935 NL  5 (5th)
1936 NL  9 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1935 NL  18 (6th)
1936 NL  23 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1854), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1735), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1375th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: James dave Don Donald Brennan

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