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Max Butcher

Albert Maxwell Butcher

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 21, 1910 in Holden, WV (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1936 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Dodgers/Phillies 1936-1945

Final Game: September 11, 1945 (Age 34)
Died: September 15, 1957 in Logan, WV
Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #798. Dave Koslo… #799. Dupee Shaw… #800. Willie Sudhoff… #801. MAX BUTCHER… #802. Vic Sorrell… #803. Ed Willett… #804. Bobby Witt… 

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1936 25 BRO NL 6 6 .500 3.96 4.71 38 15 10 5 0 2 147.2 154 85 65 11 59 55 1 1 2 643 105 1.442 9.4 0.7 3.6 3.4 0.93
1937 26 BRO NL 11 15 .423 4.27 4.54 39 24 11 8 1 0 191.2 203 106 91 12 75 57 7 1 3 823 94 1.450 9.5 0.6 3.5 2.7 0.76
1938 27 TOT NL 9 12 .429 4.47 4.76 36 20 8 14 0 2 171.0 198 106 85 15 70 50 3 0 5 769 89 1.567 10.4 0.8 3.7 2.6 0.71
1938 27 BRO NL 5 4 .556 6.56 5.61 24 8 8 3 0 2 72.2 104 66 53 9 39 21 1 0 5 355 60 1.968 12.9 1.1 4.8 2.6 0.54
1938 27 PHI NL 4 8 .333 2.93 4.13 12 12 0 11 0 0 98.1 94 40 32 6 31 29 2 0 0 414 136 1.271 8.6 0.5 2.8 2.7 0.94
1939 28 TOT NL 6 17 .261 4.73 4.45 34 28 3 8 2 0 192.1 238 112 101 12 74 48 1 1 2 880 82 1.622 11.1 0.6 3.5 2.2 0.65
1939 28 PHI NL 2 13 .133 5.79 5.17 20 16 3 3 0 0 105.2 134 75 68 10 51 27 1 1 2 498 68 1.751 11.4 0.9 4.3 2.3 0.53
1939 28 PIT NL 4 4 .500 3.43 3.58 14 12 0 5 2 0 86.2 104 37 33 2 23 21 0 0 0 382 112 1.465 10.8 0.2 2.4 2.2 0.91
1940 29 PIT NL 8 9 .471 6.01 4.52 35 24 5 6 2 2 136.1 161 99 91 13 46 40 1 1 1 608 64 1.518 10.6 0.9 3.0 2.6 0.87
1941 30 PIT NL 17 12 .586 3.05 3.60 33 32 1 19 0 0 236.0 249 98 80 11 66 61 1 0 3 1017 119 1.335 9.5 0.4 2.5 2.3 0.92
1942 31 PIT NL 5 8 .385 2.93 3.29 24 18 3 9 0 1 150.2 144 59 49 7 44 49 2 0 2 642 116 1.248 8.6 0.4 2.6 2.9 1.11
1943 32 PIT NL 10 8 .556 2.60 3.13 33 21 9 10 2 1 193.2 191 65 56 4 57 45 2 0 3 804 134 1.281 8.9 0.2 2.6 2.1 0.79
1944 33 PIT NL 13 11 .542 3.12 3.34 35 27 6 13 5 1 199.0 216 83 69 8 46 43 1 0 2 854 119 1.317 9.8 0.4 2.1 1.9 0.93
1945 34 PIT NL 10 8 .556 3.03 3.53 28 20 3 12 2 0 169.1 184 76 57 7 46 37 4 0 0 728 131 1.358 9.8 0.4 2.4 2.0 0.80
10 Yrs 95 106 .473 3.75 3.95 335 229 59 104 14 9 1787.2 1938 889 744 100 583 485 23 4 23 7768 101 1.410 9.8 0.5 2.9 2.4 0.83
162 Game Avg. 11 13 .473 3.75 3.95 40 28 7 13 2 1 216 234 107 90 12 70 58 3 0 3 937 101 1.410 9.8 0.5 2.9 2.4 0.83
PIT (7 yrs) 67 60 .528 3.34 3.53 202 154 27 74 13 5 1171.2 1249 517 435 52 328 296 11 1 11 5035 110 1.346 9.6 0.4 2.5 2.3 0.90
BRO (3 yrs) 22 25 .468 4.57 4.79 101 47 29 16 1 4 412.0 461 257 209 32 173 133 9 2 10 1821 89 1.539 10.1 0.7 3.8 2.9 0.77
PHI (2 yrs) 6 21 .222 4.41 4.67 32 28 3 14 0 0 204.0 228 115 100 16 82 56 3 1 2 912 90 1.520 10.1 0.7 3.6 2.5 0.68

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
1936 25 BRO NL 147.2 38 15 85 5.18 4.86 -0.14 0.00 102.1 5.10 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.1 12 .495 .499
1937 26 BRO NL 191.2 39 24 106 4.98 4.59 -0.28 0.00 103.2 5.03 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.8 18 .503 .501
1938 27 BRO NL 72.2 24 8 66 8.17 4.62 -0.13 0.00 101.6 4.83 -27 -2.6 1.0 -0.0 -1.9 -21 .393 .484
1938 27 PHI NL 98.1 12 12 40 3.66 4.51 -0.35 0.00 105.0 5.11 16 1.9 -0.0 2.7 24 .656 .512
1939 28 PHI NL 106.0 19 16 72 6.11 4.61 -0.22 0.00 99.8 4.83 -15 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -6 .425 .491
1939 28 PIT NL 86.2 14 12 37 3.84 4.55 -0.17 0.00 97.6 4.60 8 0.8 1.0 -0.0 1.6 15 .561 .505
1940 29 PIT NL 136.1 35 24 99 6.54 4.40 -0.28 0.00 98.6 4.61 -29 -2.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -17 .419 .483
1941 30 PIT NL 235.0 33 32 98 3.75 4.17 0.07 0.00 100.5 4.12 11 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.2 30 .536 .507
1942 31 PIT NL 150.2 24 18 59 3.52 3.68 -0.15 0.00 101.7 3.89 7 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.1 17 .535 .505
1943 32 PIT NL 191.2 33 21 65 3.05 3.97 0.06 0.00 103.1 4.03 20 2.5 1.0 -0.1 4.0 35 .575 .515
1944 33 PIT NL 199.0 35 27 83 3.75 4.20 -0.20 0.00 103.5 4.56 18 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.6 34 .558 .513
1945 34 PIT NL 169.0 28 20 76 4.05 4.31 -0.10 0.00 103.2 4.55 8 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.2 24 .532 .505
10 Seasons 1784.2 334 229 886 4.47 4.33 -0.14 0.00 101.9 4.55 18 3.3 1.0 -1.0 18.2 168 .510 .502
PIT (7 yrs) 1168.1 202 154 517 3.98 4.15 -0.09 0.00 101.5 4.31 44 5.5 1.0 -0.7 15.2 139 .527 .505
BRO (3 yrs) 412.0 101 47 257 5.61 4.69 -0.21 0.00 102.5 5.02 -27 -2.6 1.0 -0.2 0.9 10 .474 .496
PHI (2 yrs) 204.1 31 28 112 4.93 4.56 -0.29 0.00 102.3 4.96 2 0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.2 19 .514 .499

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
1936 25 BRO NL 42 50 48 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 16 .125 .160 .146 .306 -18 7 1 0 0 1
1937 26 BRO NL 40 65 62 3 10 3 0 0 3 0 2 17 .161 .188 .210 .397 7 13 1 0 1 1
1938 27 TOT NL 37 63 60 5 13 1 0 1 4 0 1 13 .217 .230 .283 .513 40 17 4 0 2 1
1938 27 BRO NL 25 27 25 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 .160 .160 .320 .480 28 8 2 0 2 1
1938 27 PHI NL 12 36 35 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 .257 .278 .257 .535 48 9 2 0 0 1
1939 28 TOT NL 34 76 69 5 10 1 0 0 3 0 1 10 .145 .157 .159 .317 -13 11 4 0 6 1
1939 28 PHI NL 20 41 38 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 .184 .184 .184 .368 2 7 1 0 3 1
1939 28 PIT NL 14 35 31 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .097 .125 .129 .254 -31 4 3 0 3 1
1940 29 PIT NL 36 53 50 6 15 3 0 0 10 0 2 7 .300 .327 .360 .687 90 18 2 0 1 1
1941 30 PIT NL 33 90 82 4 15 0 0 0 3 0 3 9 .183 .212 .183 .395 12 15 4 0 5 1
1942 31 PIT NL 24 51 49 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -17 7 2 0 2 1
1943 32 PIT NL 33 70 61 1 10 2 0 0 4 0 2 5 .164 .190 .197 .387 10 12 0 0 7 1
1944 33 PIT NL 36 70 63 4 12 2 0 0 5 0 2 8 .190 .215 .222 .438 21 14 3 0 5 1
1945 34 PIT NL 28 61 54 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 .222 .236 .241 .477 31 13 0 0 6 1
10 Yrs 343 649 598 43 110 14 0 1 37 0 16 92 .184 .205 .212 .418 16 127 21 0 35
162 Game Avg. 162 307 282 20 52 7 0 0 17 0 8 43 .184 .205 .212 .418 16 60 10 0 17
PIT (7 yrs) 204 430 390 28 74 9 0 0 26 0 11 40 .190 .212 .213 .425 19 83 14 0 29
BRO (3 yrs) 107 142 135 12 20 5 0 1 7 0 4 38 .148 .173 .207 .380 2 28 4 0 3
PHI (2 yrs) 32 77 73 3 16 0 0 0 4 0 1 14 .219 .230 .219 .449 24 16 3 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
1936 25 BRO NL 42 50 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1937 26 BRO NL 40 65 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1938 27 BRO NL 25 27 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1938 27 PHI NL 12 36 -3 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .514 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1939 28 PHI NL 19 41 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1939 28 PIT NL 14 35 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1940 29 PIT NL 36 53 -1 0 0 0 6 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1941 30 PIT NL 33 90 -10 0 0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1942 31 PIT NL 24 51 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1943 32 PIT NL 33 70 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1944 33 PIT NL 36 70 -7 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1945 34 PIT NL 28 61 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
10 Seasons 342 649 -70 1 0 0 67 -2 -0.4 0 -2 -0.4 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -2
PIT (7 yrs) 204 430 -43 0 0 0 42 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0
BRO (3 yrs) 107 142 -19 0 0 0 16 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
PHI (2 yrs) 31 77 -8 0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1936 BRO NL 25 P 38 15 5 147.2 32 5 25 2 1 .938 1.83 0.79 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 BRO NL 26 P 39 24 8 191.2 71 17 53 1 4 .986 3.29 1.79 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 TOT NL 27 P 36 20 14 171.0 51 9 40 2 5 .961 2.58 1.36 .964 2.21 2.19
1938 BRO NL 27 P 24 8 3 72.2 26 4 21 1 2 .962 3.10 1.04 .964 2.22 2.19
1938 PHI NL 27 P 12 12 11 98.1 25 5 19 1 3 .960 2.20 2.00 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 TOT NL 28 P 34 28 8 192.1 44 3 41 0 2 1.000 2.06 1.29 .960 2.19 2.16
1939 PHI NL 28 P 20 16 3 105.2 15 2 13 0 0 1.000 1.28 0.75 .960 2.19 2.16
1939 PIT NL 28 P 14 12 5 86.2 29 1 28 0 2 1.000 3.01 2.07 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 PIT NL 29 P 35 24 6 136.1 41 5 34 2 2 .951 2.57 1.11 .962 2.22 2.22 2 2 50% 1
1941 PIT NL 30 P 33 32 19 236.0 65 17 48 0 2 1.000 2.48 1.97 .965 2.23 2.21 1 0 0% 0
1942 PIT NL 31 P 24 18 9 150.2 45 11 33 1 0 .978 2.63 1.83 .968 2.35 2.35 0 1 100% 0
1943 PIT NL 32 P 33 21 10 193.2 53 11 40 2 4 .962 2.37 1.55 .961 2.25 2.25 0 5 100% 0
1944 PIT NL 33 P 35 27 13 199.0 65 12 51 2 3 .969 2.85 1.80 .961 2.14 2.13 2 1 33% 0
1945 PIT NL 34 P 28 20 12 169.1 46 8 37 1 2 .978 2.39 1.61 .963 2.18 2.17 1 1 50% 0
10 Seasons P 335 229 104 1787.2 513 98 402 13 25 .975 2.52 1.49 .961 2.24 2.23 6 10 63% 1
10 Seasons TOT 335 229 104 1787.2 513 98 402 13 25 .975 2.52 1.49 .961 2.24 2.23 6 10 63% 1
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1943 NL  4.0 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1941 NL  3.05 (8th)
1943 NL  2.60 (7th)
1945 NL  3.03 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1941 NL  17 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1941 NL  .586 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1941 NL  2.517 (10th)
1944 NL  2.080 (9th)
1945 NL  2.445 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1941 NL  236.0 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1941 NL  32 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1941 NL  19 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 NL  2 (8th)
1944 NL  5 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 NL  15 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1939 NL  238 (10th)
1941 NL  249 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1943 NL  0.186 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1937 NL  15 (5th)
1939 NL  17 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  101 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1938 NL  5 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 NL  7 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1941 NL  1,017 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1941 NL  119 (10th)
1943 NL  134 (5th)
1945 NL  131 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  18 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1943 NL  2.1 (10th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1937 NL  17 (4th)
1941 NL  17 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1937 NL  3.29 (3rd)
1944 NL  2.85 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1939 NL  1.000 (1st)
1941 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 33 (738), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1583), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (564th), 17.9 career WAR/17.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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