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Tommy Bridges

Thomas Jefferson Davis Bridges

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: December 28, 1906 in Gordonsville, TN
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 13, 1930 (Age 23.228)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1930-1946

Final Game: July 20, 1946 (Age 39.204)
Died: April 19, 1968 in Nashville, TN
Buried: Ridgewood Cemetery, Carthage, TN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 28, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #49. Urban Shocker… #50. Don Drysdale… #51. Juan Marichal… #52. TOMMY BRIDGES… #53. Andy Pettitte… #54. Red Ruffing… #55. Mariano Rivera… 

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
1930 23 DET AL 3 2 .600 4.06 8 5 2 2 0 0 37.2 28 18 17 4 23 17 0 0 0 158 119 5.81 1.354 6.7 1.0 5.5 4.1 0.74
1931 24 DET AL 8 16 .333 4.99 35 23 8 8 2 0 173.0 182 120 96 13 108 105 0 1 9 809 91 4.75 1.676 9.5 0.7 5.6 5.5 0.97
1932 25 DET AL 14 12 .538 3.36 34 26 7 10 4 1 201.0 174 95 75 14 119 108 1 1 6 881 140 4.64 1.458 7.8 0.6 5.3 4.8 0.91
1933 26 DET AL 14 12 .538 3.09 33 28 4 17 2 2 233.0 192 102 80 8 110 120 6 1 2 984 139 3.71 1.296 7.4 0.3 4.2 4.6 1.09
1934 ★ 27 DET AL 22 11 .667 3.67 36 35 1 23 3 1 275.0 249 117 112 16 104 151 3 0 3 1153 119 3.95 1.284 8.1 0.5 3.4 4.9 1.45 AS
1935 ★ 28 DET AL 21 10 .677 3.51 36 34 1 23 4 1 274.1 277 129 107 22 113 163 3 1 5 1195 118 4.18 1.422 9.1 0.7 3.7 5.3 1.44 AS,MVP-11
1936 ★ 29 DET AL 23 11 .676 3.60 39 38 1 26 5 0 294.2 289 141 118 21 115 175 5 1 6 1272 137 4.22 1.371 8.8 0.6 3.5 5.3 1.52 AS,MVP-9
1937 ★ 30 DET AL 15 12 .556 4.07 34 31 2 18 3 0 245.1 267 129 111 15 91 138 3 1 4 1076 115 3.86 1.459 9.8 0.6 3.3 5.1 1.52 AS
1938 31 DET AL 13 9 .591 4.59 25 20 4 13 0 1 151.0 171 83 77 14 58 101 2 1 2 665 111 3.98 1.517 10.2 0.8 3.5 6.0 1.74
1939 ★ 32 DET AL 17 7 .708 3.50 29 26 2 16 2 2 198.0 186 87 77 11 61 129 6 0 4 840 139 3.41 1.247 8.5 0.5 2.8 5.9 2.11 AS,MVP-22
1940 ★ 33 DET AL 12 9 .571 3.37 29 28 1 12 2 0 197.2 171 89 74 11 88 133 0 0 5 843 141 3.55 1.310 7.8 0.5 4.0 6.1 1.51 AS
1941 34 DET AL 9 12 .429 3.41 25 22 2 10 1 0 147.2 128 66 56 10 70 90 1 1 2 630 133 3.77 1.341 7.8 0.6 4.3 5.5 1.29
1942 35 DET AL 9 7 .563 2.74 23 22 1 11 2 1 174.0 164 66 53 6 61 97 4 0 5 742 144 2.87 1.293 8.5 0.3 3.2 5.0 1.59
1943 36 DET AL 12 7 .632 2.39 25 22 3 11 3 0 191.2 159 57 51 9 61 124 0 0 3 774 146 2.68 1.148 7.5 0.4 2.9 5.8 2.03
1945 38 DET AL 1 0 1.000 3.27 4 1 2 0 0 0 11.0 14 6 4 2 2 6 0 0 2 48 112 4.36 1.455 11.5 1.6 1.6 4.9 3.00
1946 39 DET AL 1 1 .500 5.91 9 1 6 0 0 1 21.1 24 16 14 5 8 17 1 0 1 95 63 5.10 1.500 10.1 2.1 3.4 7.2 2.13
16 Yrs 194 138 .584 3.57 424 362 47 200 33 10 2826.1 2675 1321 1122 181 1192 1674 35 8 59 12165 126 3.88 1.368 8.5 0.6 3.8 5.3 1.40
162 Game Avg. 17 12 .584 3.57 37 31 4 17 3 1 245 231 114 97 16 103 145 3 1 5 1052 126 3.88 1.368 8.5 0.6 3.8 5.3 1.40
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
1930 23 DET AL 37.2 8 5 18 4.30 5.25 0.01 0.00 105.1 5.51 5 0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.8 10 .558 .503
1931 24 DET AL 173.0 35 23 120 6.24 5.31 -0.13 0.00 103.6 5.63 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.6 9 .466 .493
1932 25 DET AL 200.0 34 26 95 4.28 5.39 0.12 0.00 103.8 5.47 26 2.5 1.0 -0.1 4.5 51 .575 .516
1933 26 DET AL 233.0 33 28 102 3.94 4.85 0.18 0.00 103.3 4.82 21 2.1 1.0 -0.1 4.3 50 .563 .513
1934 ★ 27 DET AL 275.0 36 35 117 3.83 5.04 0.14 0.00 98.7 4.83 30 2.9 1.0 -0.1 5.6 64 .581 .518 AS
1935 ★ 28 DET AL 274.1 36 34 129 4.23 4.85 0.25 0.00 95.8 4.40 5 0.5 1.0 -0.2 3.1 37 .513 .503 AS,MVP-11
1936 ★ 29 DET AL 294.2 39 38 141 4.31 5.60 0.03 0.00 100.1 5.58 39 3.6 1.0 -0.2 6.3 79 .593 .522 $16,500 AS,MVP-9
1937 ★ 30 DET AL 245.1 34 31 129 4.73 5.21 0.03 0.00 100.5 5.20 13 1.2 1.0 -0.2 3.4 42 .535 .507 $16,500 AS
1938 31 DET AL 151.0 25 20 83 4.95 5.29 0.04 0.00 106.7 5.60 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.3 29 .535 .505
1939 ★ 32 DET AL 198.0 29 26 87 3.95 5.19 0.06 0.00 105.9 5.44 31 3.0 1.0 -0.1 4.9 56 .605 .519 AS,MVP-22
1940 ★ 33 DET AL 197.2 29 28 89 4.05 5.02 -0.18 0.00 108.1 5.62 33 3.4 1.0 -0.1 5.1 55 .617 .521 AS
1941 34 DET AL 147.2 25 22 66 4.02 4.73 -0.23 0.00 111.8 5.54 24 2.5 1.0 -0.1 3.8 40 .601 .516
1942 35 DET AL 174.0 23 22 66 3.41 4.18 -0.06 0.00 103.5 4.39 18 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.3 32 .588 .513
1943 36 DET AL 191.2 25 22 57 2.68 3.80 -0.04 0.00 106.1 4.08 29 3.7 1.0 -0.1 5.1 43 .649 .523
1945 38 DET AL 11.0 4 1 6 4.91 4.14 0.14 0.00 106.2 4.25 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.0 -0 .478 .499
1946 39 DET AL 21.1 9 1 16 6.75 4.04 0.04 0.00 106.4 4.26 -6 -0.6 1.4 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .431 .496
16 Seasons 2825.1 424 362 1321 4.21 4.98 0.04 0.00 103.0 5.09 262 27.0 1.0 -1.8 52.5 590 .564 .512 $33,000

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
1934 27 DET AL WS L STL 1 1 .500 3.63 3 2 0 1 0 0 17.1 21 9 7 1 1 0 12 1 0 1 75 1.269 10.9 0.5 0.5 6.2 12.00
1935 ❍ 28 DET AL WS W CHC 2 0 1.000 2.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 18 6 5 1 4 0 9 0 0 0 74 1.222 9.0 0.5 2.0 4.5 2.25
1940 33 DET AL WS L CIN 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 4 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 38 1.222 10.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 5.00
1945 ❍ 38 DET AL WS W CHC 0 0 16.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 3.600 16.2 0.0 16.2 5.4 0.33
4 Yrs (4 Series) 4 1 .800 3.52 7 5 0 4 0 0 46.0 52 22 18 2 9 0 27 1 0 1 197 1.326 10.2 0.4 1.8 5.3 3.00
4 WS 4 1 .800 3.52 7 5 0 4 0 0 46.0 52 22 18 2 9 0 27 1 0 1 197 1.326 10.2 0.4 1.8 5.3 3.00

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
1930 23 DET AL 8 13 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 92 4 0 2 /1
1931 24 DET AL 35 64 54 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 23 .148 .220 .148 .368 -3 8 0 5 1
1932 25 DET AL 34 79 67 5 11 1 1 0 4 0 0 7 24 .164 .243 .209 .452 16 14 0 5 1
1933 26 DET AL 33 92 78 5 16 2 2 0 5 0 0 7 17 .205 .271 .282 .553 46 22 0 7 1
1934 ★ 27 DET AL 36 113 98 7 12 2 0 0 10 0 0 7 25 .122 .181 .143 .324 -16 14 0 8 1 AS
1935 ★ 28 DET AL 36 119 109 9 26 5 1 0 10 0 0 6 24 .239 .278 .303 .581 53 33 0 4 1 AS,MVP-11
1936 ★ 29 DET AL 39 127 118 10 25 4 1 0 15 0 0 3 26 .212 .231 .263 .494 22 31 0 6 1 AS,MVP-9
1937 ★ 30 DET AL 34 104 96 9 23 2 1 0 8 0 0 5 26 .240 .277 .281 .558 40 27 0 3 1 AS
1938 31 DET AL 25 64 54 5 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 6 17 .130 .217 .185 .402 -1 10 0 4 1
1939 ★ 32 DET AL 29 87 71 11 14 2 0 0 6 0 0 8 24 .197 .278 .225 .504 27 16 0 0 8 1 AS,MVP-22
1940 ★ 33 DET AL 29 75 68 5 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 23 .176 .211 .206 .417 5 14 1 0 4 1 AS
1941 34 DET AL 25 55 47 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .085 .157 .106 .263 -32 5 1 0 4 1
1942 35 DET AL 23 69 63 5 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 12 .095 .162 .143 .305 -17 9 2 0 1 1
1943 36 DET AL 25 73 64 4 14 3 0 0 3 0 0 5 14 .219 .275 .266 .541 54 17 2 0 4 1
1945 38 DET AL 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1946 39 DET AL 9 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .400 .000 .400 15 0 0 0 0 /1
16 Yrs 424 1142 1003 83 181 27 8 0 72 0 0 74 271 .180 .237 .223 .460 19 224 6 0 65
162 Game Avg. 162 436 383 32 69 10 3 0 28 0 0 28 104 .180 .237 .223 .460 19 86 0 25

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
1930 23 DET AL 8 13 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .513 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1931 24 DET AL 35 64 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1932 25 DET AL 34 79 -10 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1933 26 DET AL 33 92 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1934 ★ 27 DET AL 36 113 -19 0 0 0 13 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -6 1 AS
1935 ★ 28 DET AL 36 119 -8 0 0 0 12 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 -0.0 4 1 AS,MVP-11
1936 ★ 29 DET AL 39 127 -17 0 0 0 15 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $16,500 1 AS,MVP-9
1937 ★ 30 DET AL 34 104 -10 0 0 0 11 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $16,500 1 AS
1938 31 DET AL 25 64 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1939 ★ 32 DET AL 29 87 -10 0 0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,MVP-22
1940 ★ 33 DET AL 29 75 -11 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1 AS
1941 34 DET AL 25 55 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1942 35 DET AL 23 69 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .485 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1943 36 DET AL 25 73 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1945 38 DET AL 4 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .487 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1946 39 DET AL 9 5 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
16 Seasons 424 1142 -137 1 0 0 121 -15 -1.5 0 -15 -1.5 .497 .499 -1.4 0.0 -15 $33,000

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
1934 27 DET AL WS STL L 3 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
1935 ❍ 28 DET AL WS CHC W 2 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
1940 33 DET AL WS CIN L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 ❍ 38 DET AL WS CHC W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 7 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 WS 7 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1930 DET AL 23 P 8 5 2 37.2 8 0 7 1 0 .875 1.67 0.88 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 DET AL 24 P 35 23 8 173.0 34 5 27 2 0 .941 1.66 0.91 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 DET AL 25 P 34 26 10 201.0 41 5 34 2 1 .951 1.75 1.15 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 DET AL 26 P 33 28 17 233.0 61 9 49 3 5 .951 2.24 1.76 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 DET AL 27 P 36 35 23 275.0 50 6 42 2 2 .960 1.57 1.33 .956 2.14 2.11 AS
1935 DET AL 28 P 36 34 23 274.1 56 15 39 2 4 .964 1.77 1.50 .949 2.15 2.14 AS,MVP-11
1936 DET AL 29 P 39 38 26 294.2 72 19 51 2 3 .972 2.14 1.79 .956 1.99 1.96 AS,MVP-9
1937 DET AL 30 P 34 31 18 245.1 61 14 46 1 2 .984 2.20 1.76 .954 2.05 2.01 AS
1938 DET AL 31 P 25 20 13 151.0 29 8 19 2 0 .931 1.61 1.08 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 DET AL 32 P 29 26 16 198.0 39 8 28 3 2 .923 1.64 1.24 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-22
1940 DET AL 33 P 29 28 12 197.2 36 4 30 2 0 .944 1.55 1.17 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 0 AS
1941 DET AL 34 P 25 22 10 147.2 46 15 30 1 1 .978 2.74 1.80 .960 2.14 2.11 1 2 67% 0
1942 DET AL 35 P 23 22 11 174.0 48 15 32 1 2 .979 2.43 2.04 .957 2.31 2.30 2 0 0% 0
1943 DET AL 36 P 25 22 11 191.2 46 18 28 0 1 1.000 2.16 1.84 .963 2.27 2.30 0 0 0
1945 DET AL 38 P 4 1 0 11.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 4.91 1.50 .955 2.21 2.22 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 39 P 9 1 0 21.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.44 .950 2.02 1.99 0 0 0
16 Seasons P 424 362 200 2826.1 637 144 469 24 23 .962 1.95 1.45 .956 2.14 2.12 3 2 40% 0
16 Seasons TOT 424 362 200 2826.1 637 144 469 24 23 .962 1.95 1.45 .956 2.14 2.12 3 2 40% 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
  • 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

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1964 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1964 Run Off ( 0.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 5.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 AL (11, 14%)
1936 AL (9, 31%)
1939 AL (22, 2%)
0.47 Career Shares (474th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1936 AL  6.1 (8th)
1943 AL  5.3 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1932 AL  4.5 (8th)
1933 AL  4.4 (7th)
1934 AL  5.6 (5th)
1936 AL  6.3 (4th)
1937 AL  3.4 (10th)
1939 AL  4.9 (4th)
1940 AL  5.1 (6th)
1941 AL  3.8 (9th)
1943 AL  5.1 (4th)
Career  52.5 (84th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1932 AL  3.36 (5th)
1933 AL  3.09 (2nd)
1934 AL  3.67 (9th)
1935 AL  3.51 (6th)
1936 AL  3.60 (4th)
1937 AL  4.07 (10th)
1939 AL  3.50 (7th)
1940 AL  3.37 (9th)
1942 AL  2.74 (10th)
1943 AL  2.39 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1934 AL  22 (3rd)
1935 AL  21 (3rd)
1936 AL  23 (1st)
1937 AL  15 (8th)
1939 AL  17 (5th)
Career  194 (129th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1934 AL  .667 (6th)
1935 AL  .677 (4th)
1936 AL  .676 (5th)
1939 AL  .708 (6th)
1943 AL  .632 (7th)
Career  .584 (172nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1933 AL  1.296 (5th)
1934 AL  1.284 (4th)
1936 AL  1.371 (6th)
1939 AL  1.247 (6th)
1940 AL  1.310 (9th)
1943 AL  1.148 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1932 AL  7.791 (3rd)
1933 AL  7.416 (1st)
1934 AL  8.149 (3rd)
1936 AL  8.827 (5th)
1939 AL  8.455 (9th)
1940 AL  7.786 (4th)
1943 AL  7.466 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 AL  2.773 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1931 AL  5.462 (3rd)
1932 AL  4.836 (6th)
1933 AL  4.635 (4th)
1934 AL  4.942 (5th)
1935 AL  5.348 (2nd)
1936 AL  5.345 (2nd)
1937 AL  5.063 (5th)
1939 AL  5.864 (3rd)
1940 AL  6.056 (2nd)
1942 AL  5.017 (2nd)
1943 AL  5.823 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1933 AL  233.0 (10th)
1934 AL  275.0 (2nd)
1935 AL  274.3 (5th)
1936 AL  294.7 (2nd)
1937 AL  245.3 (8th)
Career  2,826.3 (164th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1931 AL  105 (9th)
1932 AL  108 (8th)
1933 AL  120 (4th)
1934 AL  151 (2nd)
1935 AL  163 (1st)
1936 AL  175 (1st)
1937 AL  138 (5th)
1938 AL  101 (10th)
1939 AL  129 (3rd)
1940 AL  133 (4th)
1942 AL  97 (7th)
1943 AL  124 (4th)
Career  1,674 (136th)

Games Started s c a p y
1934 AL  35 (1st)
1935 AL  34 (3rd)
1936 AL  38 (1st)
1937 AL  31 (8th)
Career  362 (183rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1933 AL  17 (5th)
1934 AL  23 (2nd)
1935 AL  23 (2nd)
1936 AL  26 (2nd)
1937 AL  18 (8th)
1939 AL  16 (6th)
Career  200 (135th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1931 AL  2 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (1st)
1933 AL  2 (4th)
1934 AL  3 (5th)
1935 AL  4 (2nd)
1936 AL  5 (2nd)
1937 AL  3 (6th)
1939 AL  2 (4th)
1940 AL  2 (9th)
1943 AL  3 (5th)
Career  33 (87th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  16 (5th)
1935 AL  22 (1st)
1936 AL  21 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1931 AL  108 (6th)
1932 AL  119 (2nd)
1933 AL  110 (3rd)
1934 AL  104 (6th)
1935 AL  113 (2nd)
1936 AL  115 (6th)
1940 AL  88 (9th)
Career  1,192 (54th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  249 (8th)
1935 AL  277 (4th)
1936 AL  289 (4th)
1937 AL  267 (6th)
Career  2,675 (192nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1934 AL  1.452 (4th)
1935 AL  1.443 (6th)
1936 AL  1.522 (4th)
1937 AL  1.517 (5th)
1939 AL  2.115 (2nd)
1940 AL  1.511 (8th)
1942 AL  1.590 (5th)
1943 AL  2.033 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 AL  0.309 (6th)
1940 AL  0.501 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1931 AL  16 (5th)
Career  138 (219th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  112 (8th)
Career  1,122 (166th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1931 AL  9 (1st)
1932 AL  6 (4th)
1935 AL  5 (10th)
1942 AL  5 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1933 AL  6 (1st)
1934 AL  3 (10th)
1936 AL  5 (7th)
1939 AL  6 (2nd)
1942 AL  4 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1934 AL  1,153 (2nd)
1935 AL  1,195 (4th)
1936 AL  1,272 (2nd)
1937 AL  1,076 (7th)
Career  12,165 (153rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1932 AL  140 (2nd)
1933 AL  139 (2nd)
1934 AL  119 (10th)
1935 AL  118 (10th)
1936 AL  137 (3rd)
1937 AL  115 (10th)
1939 AL  139 (6th)
1940 AL  141 (4th)
1942 AL  144 (6th)
1943 AL  146 (2nd)
Career  126 (63rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1934 AL  3.95 (6th)
1936 AL  4.22 (5th)
1937 AL  3.86 (6th)
1939 AL  3.41 (3rd)
1940 AL  3.55 (2nd)
1942 AL  2.87 (2nd)
1943 AL  2.68 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1932 AL  26 (6th)
1933 AL  28 (6th)
1934 AL  28 (4th)
1936 AL  42 (3rd)
1939 AL  29 (6th)
1940 AL  26 (4th)
1943 AL  23 (4th)
Career  272 (38th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1932 AL  2.5 (6th)
1933 AL  2.7 (6th)
1934 AL  2.7 (4th)
1936 AL  3.9 (3rd)
1939 AL  2.8 (6th)
1940 AL  2.6 (5th)
1943 AL  2.7 (4th)
Career  26.8 (46th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.4 (7th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1935 AL  15 (3rd)
1936 AL  19 (1st)
1937 AL  14 (4th)
1941 AL  15 (5th)
1943 AL  18 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1936 AL  51 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1943 AL  1.000 (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 - 17 (129), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 180 (55), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 81 (146), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 29 (161), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (116th), 51.0 career WAR/35.0 7yr-peak WAR/43.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1936 29 Detroit Tigers $16,500 ? 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings
1937 30 Detroit Tigers $16,500 ? 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,000
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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