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Earl Caldwell

Earl Welton Caldwell (Teach)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: April 9, 1905 in Sparks, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1928 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/RedSox/Phillies 1928-1948

Final Game: September 15, 1948 (Age 43)
Died: September 15, 1981 in Mission, TX
Buried: Valley Memorial Gardens, McAllen, TX
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Standard Pitching

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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
1928 23 PHI NL 1 4 .200 5.71 5.91 5 5 0 1 1 0 34.2 46 23 22 5 17 6 0 1 0 154 77 1.817 11.9 1.3 4.4 1.6 0.35
1935 30 SLB AL 3 2 .600 3.68 4.88 6 5 1 2 1 0 36.2 34 16 15 2 17 5 0 0 0 157 131 1.391 8.3 0.5 4.2 1.2 0.29
1936 31 SLB AL 7 16 .304 6.00 5.23 41 25 9 10 2 2 189.0 252 146 126 15 83 59 15 1 3 900 89 1.772 12.0 0.7 4.0 2.8 0.71
1937 32 SLB AL 0 0 6.83 5.39 9 2 1 0 0 0 29.0 39 22 22 3 13 8 2 0 0 138 72 1.793 12.1 0.9 4.0 2.5 0.62
1945 40 CHW AL 6 7 .462 3.59 3.81 27 11 15 5 1 4 105.1 108 50 42 8 37 45 3 0 0 455 92 1.377 9.2 0.7 3.2 3.8 1.22
1946 41 CHW AL 13 4 .765 2.08 2.74 39 0 37 0 0 8 90.2 60 28 21 2 29 42 1 0 5 359 164 0.982 6.0 0.2 2.9 4.2 1.45 MVP-14
1947 42 CHW AL 1 4 .200 3.64 4.35 40 0 30 0 0 8 54.1 53 23 22 4 30 22 1 0 0 239 100 1.528 8.8 0.7 5.0 3.6 0.73
1948 43 TOT AL 2 6 .250 6.75 5.64 33 1 18 0 0 3 48.0 64 39 36 5 33 15 3 0 0 231 64 2.021 12.0 0.9 6.2 2.8 0.45
1948 43 CHW AL 1 5 .167 5.31 4.99 25 1 16 0 0 3 39.0 53 25 23 3 22 10 2 0 0 185 81 1.923 12.2 0.7 5.1 2.3 0.45
1948 43 BOS AL 1 1 .500 13.00 8.43 8 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 11 14 13 2 11 5 1 0 0 46 35 2.444 11.0 2.0 11.0 5.0 0.45
8 Yrs 33 43 .434 4.69 4.57 200 49 111 18 5 25 587.2 656 347 306 44 259 202 25 2 8 2633 92 1.557 10.0 0.7 4.0 3.1 0.78
162 Game Avg. 9 12 .434 4.69 4.57 55 13 30 5 1 7 160 179 95 84 12 71 55 7 1 2 719 92 1.557 10.0 0.7 4.0 3.1 0.78
CHW (4 yrs) 21 20 .512 3.36 3.74 131 12 98 5 1 23 289.1 274 126 108 17 118 119 7 0 5 1238 105 1.355 8.5 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.01
SLB (3 yrs) 10 18 .357 5.76 5.20 56 32 11 12 3 2 254.2 325 184 163 20 113 72 17 1 3 1195 91 1.720 11.5 0.7 4.0 2.5 0.64
PHI (1 yr) 1 4 .200 5.71 5.91 5 5 0 1 1 0 34.2 46 23 22 5 17 6 0 1 0 154 77 1.817 11.9 1.3 4.4 1.6 0.35
BOS (1 yr) 1 1 .500 13.00 8.43 8 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 11 14 13 2 11 5 1 0 0 46 35 2.444 11.0 2.0 11.0 5.0 0.45
AL (7 yrs) 32 39 .451 4.62 4.48 195 44 111 17 4 25 553.0 610 324 284 39 242 196 25 1 8 2479 94 1.541 9.9 0.6 3.9 3.2 0.81
NL (1 yr) 1 4 .200 5.71 5.91 5 5 0 1 1 0 34.2 46 23 22 5 17 6 0 1 0 154 77 1.817 11.9 1.3 4.4 1.6 0.35

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
1928 23 PHI NL 34.2 5 5 23 5.97 4.70 -0.32 0.00 120.0 6.03 0 0.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .502 .500
1935 30 SLB AL 36.2 6 5 16 3.93 5.34 -0.24 0.00 97.8 5.46 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.0 11 .605 .504 $2,700
1936 31 SLB AL 189.0 41 25 146 6.95 5.75 -0.40 0.00 106.0 6.53 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.9 15 .478 .494 $3,000
1937 32 SLB AL 29.0 9 2 22 6.83 5.58 -0.34 0.00 101.1 5.98 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .473 .498 $3,500
1945 40 CHW AL 105.1 27 11 50 4.27 3.96 -0.12 0.00 97.9 3.99 -3 -0.3 1.3 -0.1 0.4 4 .488 .498 $4,500
1946 41 CHW AL 90.2 39 0 28 2.78 4.28 0.14 0.00 96.8 4.01 12 1.4 1.1 -0.1 2.1 19 .536 .509 $4,800 MVP-14
1947 42 CHW AL 54.1 40 0 23 3.81 4.37 0.05 0.00 98.2 4.25 3 0.3 1.2 -0.0 0.7 7 .508 .502 $11,000
1948 43 CHW AL 39.0 25 1 25 5.77 5.23 -0.04 0.00 99.3 5.23 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.1 -0.0 1 .491 .499
1948 43 BOS AL 9.0 8 0 14 14.00 4.64 0.16 0.00 100.3 4.49 -10 -0.9 1.3 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .392 .495 $9,000
8 Seasons 587.2 200 49 347 5.31 4.93 -0.18 0.00 101.9 5.23 -7 -0.2 1.2 -0.6 4.5 51 .499 .500 $38,500
CHW (4 yrs) 289.1 131 12 126 3.92 4.31 0.00 0.00 97.8 4.21 10 1.1 1.2 -0.3 3.3 31 .509 .502 $20,300
SLB (3 yrs) 254.2 56 32 184 6.50 5.67 -0.37 0.00 104.3 6.31 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.2 1.9 26 .491 .496 $9,200
PHI (1 yr) 34.2 5 5 23 5.97 4.70 -0.32 0.00 120.0 6.03 0 0.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .502 .500
BOS (1 yr) 9.0 8 0 14 14.00 4.64 0.16 0.00 100.3 4.49 -10 -0.9 1.3 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .392 .495 $9,000

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
1928 23 PHI NL 5 11 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 -17 2 0 1 /1
1935 30 SLB AL 6 13 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .182 .250 .182 .432 12 2 0 1 /1
1936 31 SLB AL 41 62 58 5 11 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 16 .190 .190 .259 .448 9 15 0 4 1
1937 32 SLB AL 9 10 9 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .333 .556 38 3 0 1 /1
1945 40 CHW AL 27 40 37 4 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 .216 .216 .243 .459 35 9 1 0 3 1
1946 41 CHW AL 39 25 18 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 4 .167 .348 .167 .514 49 3 0 0 2 1 MVP-14
1947 42 CHW AL 40 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1
1948 43 TOT AL 33 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .125 .300 .125 .425 16 1 0 0 0 1
1948 43 CHW AL 25 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 -19 0 0 0 0 1
1948 43 BOS AL 8 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 74 1 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 200 179 157 14 28 4 0 1 16 0 0 8 43 .178 .218 .223 .441 17 35 1 0 13
162 Game Avg. 162 145 127 11 23 3 0 1 13 0 6 35 .178 .218 .223 .441 17 28 0 11
CHW (4 yrs) 131 80 67 6 11 1 0 0 7 0 0 7 16 .164 .243 .179 .422 23 12 1 0 6
SLB (3 yrs) 56 85 78 7 15 2 0 1 7 0 0 1 25 .192 .203 .256 .459 13 20 0 6
PHI (1 yr) 5 11 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 -17 2 0 1
BOS (1 yr) 8 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 74 1 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 195 168 148 13 27 3 0 1 14 0 0 8 42 .182 .224 .223 .447 19 33 1 0 12
NL (1 yr) 5 11 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 -17 2 0 1

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
1928 23 PHI NL 5 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1935 30 SLB AL 6 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,700 /1
1936 31 SLB AL 41 62 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .494 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $3,000 1
1937 32 SLB AL 9 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,500 /1
1945 40 CHW AL 27 40 -3 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $4,500 1
1946 41 CHW AL 39 25 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $4,800 1 MVP-14
1947 42 CHW AL 40 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $11,000 1
1948 43 CHW AL 25 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1948 43 BOS AL 8 3 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000 /1
8 Seasons 200 179 -22 0 0 0 19 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $38,500
CHW (4 yrs) 131 80 -7 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $20,300
SLB (3 yrs) 56 85 -13 0 0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3 $9,200
PHI (1 yr) 5 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
BOS (1 yr) 8 3 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000

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
1928 PHI NL 23 P 5 5 1 34.2 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 2.60 2.00 .966 2.41 2.40
1935 SLB AL 30 P 6 5 2 36.2 16 3 13 0 0 1.000 3.93 2.67 .949 2.16 2.13
1936 SLB AL 31 P 41 25 10 189.0 43 6 32 5 3 .884 1.81 0.93 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 SLB AL 32 P 9 2 0 29.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.86 0.67 .953 2.05 2.01
1945 CHW AL 40 P 27 11 5 105.1 43 8 34 1 3 .977 3.59 1.56 .955 2.24 2.23 6 1 14% 0
1946 CHW AL 41 P 39 0 0 90.2 24 5 19 0 0 1.000 2.38 0.62 .951 2.02 1.99 1 0 0% 0 MVP-14
1947 CHW AL 42 P 40 0 0 54.1 8 1 6 1 0 .875 1.16 0.18 .955 1.92 1.90 1 0 0% 50% 0
1948 TOT AL 43 P 33 1 0 48.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.31 0.21 .963 2.03 1.99 2 2 50% 48% 0
1948 CHW AL 43 P 25 1 0 39.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.28 .963 2.03 1.99 0 1 100% 48% 0
1948 BOS AL 43 P 8 0 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.99 2 1 33% 48% 0
8 Seasons P 200 49 18 587.2 157 25 125 7 6 .955 2.30 0.75 .955 2.07 2.01 10 3 23% 19% 0
8 Seasons TOT 200 49 18 587.2 157 25 125 7 6 .955 2.30 0.75 .955 2.07 2.01 10 3 23% 19% 0
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 AL (14, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1946 AL  .765 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 AL  41 (8th)
1946 AL  39 (4th)
1947 AL  40 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1945 AL  4 (3rd)
1946 AL  8 (2nd)
1947 AL  8 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1936 AL  2 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1936 AL  16 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1936 AL  126 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1946 AL  5 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 AL  15 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1945 AL  15 (8th)
1946 AL  37 (1st)
1947 AL  30 (4th)
1948 AL  18 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1946 AL  39 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1936 AL  5 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1945 AL  born 1905-04-09 (10th)
1946 AL  born 1905-04-09 (5th)
1947 AL  born 1905-04-09 (1st)
1948 AL  born 1905-04-09 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 16 (1239), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1760), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (603rd), 4.2 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193530St. Louis Browns$2,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193631St. Louis Browns$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193732St. Louis Browns$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194540Chicago White Sox$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194641Chicago White Sox$4,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194742Chicago White Sox$11,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194843Boston Red Sox$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsBOS/CHW
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,500
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: Earl Earl Teach Welton Caldwell

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