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Ken Burkhart

Kenneth William Burkhart
born Kenneth William Burkhardt

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 18, 1916 in Knoxville, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1945 (Age 28.154)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds 1945-1949

Final Game: September 25, 1949 (Age 32.311)
Died: December 29, 2004 in Knoxville, TN
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
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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
1945 28 STL NL 18 8 .692 2.90 42 22 12 12 4 3 217.1 206 76 70 9 66 67 3 0 3 901 130 3.41 1.252 8.5 0.4 2.7 2.8 1.02
1946 29 STL NL 6 3 .667 2.88 25 13 7 5 2 2 100.0 111 34 32 4 36 32 2 0 2 434 120 3.41 1.470 10.0 0.4 3.2 2.9 0.89
1947 30 STL NL 3 6 .333 5.21 34 6 9 1 0 1 95.0 108 55 55 14 23 44 4 1 3 404 79 4.34 1.379 10.2 1.3 2.2 4.2 1.91
1948 31 TOT NL 0 3 .000 6.27 36 0 16 0 0 1 79.0 92 58 55 7 30 30 3 1 0 353 64 4.30 1.544 10.5 0.8 3.4 3.4 1.00
1948 31 STL NL 0 0 5.54 20 0 8 0 0 1 37.1 50 24 23 4 14 16 2 0 0 171 74 4.48 1.714 12.1 1.0 3.4 3.9 1.14
1948 31 CIN NL 0 3 .000 6.91 16 0 8 0 0 0 41.2 42 34 32 3 16 14 1 1 0 182 57 4.14 1.392 9.1 0.6 3.5 3.0 0.88
1949 32 CIN NL 0 0 3.18 11 0 5 0 0 1 28.1 29 10 10 2 10 8 0 0 0 115 134 3.92 1.376 9.2 0.6 3.2 2.5 0.80
5 Yrs 27 20 .574 3.84 148 41 49 18 6 8 519.2 546 233 222 36 165 181 12 2 8 2207 100 3.74 1.368 9.5 0.6 2.9 3.1 1.10
162 Game Avg. 10 7 .574 3.84 53 15 18 6 2 3 187 196 84 80 13 59 65 4 1 3 794 100 3.74 1.368 9.5 0.6 2.9 3.1 1.10
STL (4 yrs) 27 17 .614 3.60 121 41 36 18 6 7 449.2 475 189 180 31 139 159 11 1 8 1910 106 3.70 1.365 9.5 0.6 2.8 3.2 1.14
CIN (2 yrs) 0 3 .000 5.40 27 0 13 0 0 1 70.0 71 44 42 5 26 22 1 1 0 297 75 4.06 1.386 9.1 0.6 3.3 2.8 0.85
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
1945 28 STL NL 217.1 42 22 76 3.15 4.48 0.14 0.00 98.6 4.28 26 2.8 1.3 -0.1 4.7 46 .568 .518
1946 29 STL NL 100.0 25 13 34 3.06 3.75 0.12 0.00 101.6 3.69 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.8 16 .532 .505
1947 30 STL NL 95.1 34 6 55 5.19 4.65 0.00 0.00 101.3 4.71 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.4 6 .484 .497
1948 31 STL NL 37.1 20 0 24 5.79 4.42 -0.05 0.00 102.6 4.58 -5 -0.5 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .474 .497
1948 31 CIN NL 41.2 16 0 34 7.34 4.63 -0.23 0.00 99.8 4.85 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .429 .493
1949 32 CIN NL 28.1 11 0 10 3.18 4.59 -0.06 0.00 105.0 4.88 5 0.6 .7 -0.1 0.8 9 .552 .504
5 Seasons 520.0 148 41 233 4.03 4.38 0.05 0.00 100.4 4.35 16 2.0 1.0 -0.4 6.8 68 .514 .504
STL (4 yrs) 450.0 121 41 189 3.78 4.35 0.09 0.00 100.1 4.27 22 2.6 1.1 -0.2 6.8 67 .521 .506
CIN (2 yrs) 70.0 27 0 44 5.66 4.61 -0.16 0.00 101.9 4.86 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.2 0.0 1 .479 .497

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
1945 28 STL NL 42 82 72 5 13 2 0 0 5 0 4 14 .181 .244 .208 .452 25 15 2 2 4 1
1946 29 STL NL 25 35 34 2 5 1 1 0 3 0 1 8 .147 .171 .235 .407 13 8 1 0 0 1
1947 30 STL NL 34 26 24 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .125 .125 .125 .250 -35 3 0 0 2 1
1948 31 TOT NL 37 15 13 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 .308 .357 .615 .973 159 8 0 0 0 1
1948 31 STL NL 21 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750 94 2 0 0 0 1
1948 31 CIN NL 16 10 9 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .333 .400 .667 1.067 188 6 0 0 0 1
1949 32 CIN NL 11 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 53 2 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs 149 165 150 11 27 4 1 1 11 0 6 31 .180 .222 .240 .462 26 36 3 2 6
162 Game Avg. 162 179 163 12 29 4 1 1 12 0 7 34 .180 .222 .240 .462 26 39 3 2 7
STL (4 yrs) 122 148 134 10 22 4 1 0 9 0 5 30 .164 .206 .209 .415 13 28 3 2 6
CIN (2 yrs) 27 17 16 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .313 .353 .500 .853 129 8 0 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
1945 28 STL NL 42 82 -8 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1946 29 STL NL 25 35 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1947 30 STL NL 34 26 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1948 31 STL NL 21 5 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1948 31 CIN NL 16 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1949 32 CIN NL 11 7 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
5 Seasons 149 165 -16 0 0 0 16 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 -0
STL (4 yrs) 122 148 -17 0 0 0 14 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.0 -3
CIN (2 yrs) 27 17 1 0 0 0 2 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .509 .501 0.3 0.0 2

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
1945 STL NL 28 P 42 22 12 217.1 49 6 41 2 0 .959 1.95 1.12 .963 2.18 2.17 1 2 67% 0
1946 STL NL 29 P 25 13 5 100.0 18 1 15 2 1 .889 1.44 0.64 .960 2.24 2.22 2 1 33% 0
1947 STL NL 30 P 34 6 1 95.0 26 6 20 0 0 1.000 2.46 0.76 .966 2.10 2.07 1 1 50% 0
1948 TOT NL 31 P 36 0 0 79.0 22 7 14 1 1 .955 2.39 0.58 .963 2.11 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1948 STL NL 31 P 20 0 0 37.1 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 2.65 0.55 .963 2.10 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1948 CIN NL 31 P 16 0 0 41.2 11 4 6 1 0 .909 2.16 0.63 .963 2.12 2.08 0 0 0
1949 CIN NL 32 P 11 0 0 28.1 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 2.22 0.64 .953 2.03 2.02 0 4 100% 42% 0
5 Seasons P 148 41 18 519.2 122 21 96 5 3 .959 2.03 0.79 .963 2.16 2.12 4 9 69% 13% 0
5 Seasons TOT 148 41 18 519.2 122 21 96 5 3 .959 2.03 0.79 .963 2.16 2.12 4 9 69% 13% 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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1945 NL  4.7 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1945 NL  2.90 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1945 NL  18 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1945 NL  .692 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1945 NL  1.252 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 NL  8.531 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1945 NL  42 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1945 NL  3 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1945 NL  217.3 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 NL  4 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1945 NL  901 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1945 NL  130 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1945 NL  3.41 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1945 NL  24 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1945 NL  2.5 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1945 NL  10.24 (8th)
1946 NL  11.50 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.5 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.3 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.0 (8th)
1946 NL  1.3 (10th)


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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 21 (1069), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (431st), 6.8 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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