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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Yankees/Giants 1933-1937

Final Game: September 29, 1937 (Age 33.301)
Died: April 26, 1953 in Boston, MA
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Augusta, ME
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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+ 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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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

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
1933 29 NYY AL 18 33 27 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .259 .333 .259 .593 63 7 0 3 1
1934 30 CIN NL 28 23 22 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 11 .227 .227 .318 .545 47 7 0 0 1 1
1935 31 CIN NL 38 33 30 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 11 .100 .182 .100 .282 -21 3 0 1 0 1
1936 32 CIN NL 41 27 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .080 .080 .080 .160 -56 2 0 0 2 1
1937 33 TOT NL 16 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .143 .000 .143 -58 0 0 0 0 1
1937 33 CIN NL 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1937 33 NYG NL 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 46 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 141 123 110 7 17 2 0 0 6 0 0 6 45 .155 .205 .173 .378 4 19 0 1 6
162 Game Avg. 162 141 126 8 20 2 0 0 7 0 7 52 .155 .205 .173 .378 4 22 1 7
CIN (4 yrs) 117 88 82 6 10 2 0 0 4 0 2 35 .122 .153 .146 .299 -17 12 0 1 3
NYG (1 yr) 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 46 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 18 33 27 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .259 .333 .259 .593 63 7 0 3
NL (4 yrs) 123 90 83 6 10 2 0 0 4 0 3 36 .120 .161 .145 .305 -16 12 0 1 3
AL (1 yr) 18 33 27 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .259 .333 .259 .593 63 7 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
1933 29 NYY AL 18 33 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1934 30 CIN NL 28 23 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1935 31 CIN NL 38 33 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1936 32 CIN NL 41 27 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1937 33 CIN NL 10 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1937 33 NYG NL 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 141 123 -16 0 0 0 13 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .498 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3
CIN (4 yrs) 117 88 -14 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .496 .499 -0.5 0.0 -5
NYG (1 yr) 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 18 33 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2

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
1937 33 NYG NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1933 NYY AL 29 P 18 10 3 85.0 28 3 23 2 2 .929 2.75 1.44 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 CIN NL 30 P 28 7 2 78.0 17 1 15 1 0 .941 1.85 0.57 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 CIN NL 31 P 38 5 2 114.1 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.47 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 CIN NL 32 P 41 4 0 94.1 22 1 19 2 2 .909 1.91 0.49 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 TOT NL 33 P 16 0 0 25.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.78 0.31 .958 2.38 2.36
1937 CIN NL 33 P 10 0 0 16.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.40 .958 2.36 2.36
1937 NYG NL 33 P 6 0 0 9.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.96 0.17 .960 2.41 2.37
5 Seasons P 141 26 7 397.0 90 10 75 5 5 .944 1.93 0.60 .957 2.30 2.29
5 Seasons TOT 141 26 7 397.0 90 10 75 5 5 .944 1.93 0.60 .957 2.30 2.29
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

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 (1820), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1769), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1305th), 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

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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1926 22 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,100
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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Name and misspellings: James dave Don Donald Brennan

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