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Howie Camnitz

Samuel Howard Camnitz (Red)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: August 22, 1881 in Covington, KY
School: Centre College (Danville, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1904 (Age 22.244, 2,612th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1906 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Rebels/Phillies 1904-1915

Last Game: May 3, 1915 (Age 33.254)   vs. BTT 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER
Died: March 2, 1960 in Louisville, KY
Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Relatives: Brother of Harry Camnitz
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Standard Pitching

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
1904 22 PIT NL 1 4 .200 4.22 10 2 8 2 0 0 49.0 48 39 23 0 20 21 3 0 2 208 65 2.97 1.388 8.8 0.0 3.7 3.9 1.05
1906 24 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 2.00 2 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 6 2 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 37 141 2.92 1.222 6.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.00
1907 25 PIT NL 13 8 .619 2.15 31 19 10 15 4 1 180.0 135 65 43 0 59 85 3 0 5 701 113 2.27 1.078 6.8 0.0 3.0 4.3 1.44
1908 26 PIT NL 16 9 .640 1.56 38 26 10 17 3 2 236.2 182 76 41 6 69 118 5 0 2 942 146 2.37 1.061 6.9 0.2 2.6 4.5 1.71
1909 27 PIT NL 25 6 .806 1.62 41 30 11 20 6 3 283.0 207 75 51 1 68 133 7 0 2 1057 158 2.12 0.972 6.6 0.0 2.2 4.2 1.96
1910 28 PIT NL 12 13 .480 3.22 38 31 5 16 1 2 260.0 246 110 93 1 61 120 12 1 5 1035 98 2.29 1.181 8.5 0.0 2.1 4.2 1.97
1911 29 PIT NL 20 15 .571 3.13 40 33 6 18 1 1 267.2 245 112 93 8 84 139 4 0 10 1077 110 3.10 1.229 8.2 0.3 2.8 4.7 1.65
1912 30 PIT NL 22 12 .647 2.83 41 32 9 22 2 2 276.2 256 104 87 8 82 121 13 0 1 1142 117 3.38 1.222 8.3 0.3 2.7 3.9 1.48
1913 31 TOT NL 9 20 .310 3.73 45 27 11 6 1 3 241.1 252 131 100 8 107 85 10 0 6 1050 82 3.74 1.488 9.4 0.3 4.0 3.2 0.79
1913 31 PIT NL 6 17 .261 3.74 36 22 9 5 1 2 192.1 203 106 80 7 84 64 8 0 6 837 80 3.80 1.492 9.5 0.3 3.9 3.0 0.76
1913 31 PHI NL 3 3 .500 3.67 9 5 2 1 0 1 49.0 49 25 20 1 23 21 2 0 0 213 90 3.49 1.469 9.0 0.2 4.2 3.9 0.91
1914 32 PBS FL 14 19 .424 3.23 36 34 2 20 1 1 262.0 256 132 94 8 90 82 8 0 2 1092 97 3.33 1.321 8.8 0.3 3.1 2.8 0.91
1915 33 PBS FL 0 0 4.50 4 2 1 0 0 0 20.0 19 11 10 1 11 6 0 0 2 85 69 4.11 1.500 8.6 0.5 5.0 2.7 0.55
11 Yrs 133 106 .556 2.75 326 237 74 137 20 15 2085.1 1852 857 637 41 656 915 65 1 37 8426 107 2.86 1.203 8.0 0.2 2.8 3.9 1.39
162 Game Avg. 16 13 .556 2.75 39 29 9 17 2 2 252 224 104 77 5 79 111 8 0 4 1018 107 2.86 1.203 8.0 0.2 2.8 3.9 1.39
PIT (9 yrs) 116 84 .580 2.63 277 196 69 116 19 13 1754.1 1528 689 513 31 532 806 55 1 33 7036 110 2.76 1.174 7.8 0.2 2.7 4.1 1.52
PBS (2 yrs) 14 19 .424 3.32 40 36 3 20 1 1 282.0 275 143 104 9 101 88 8 0 4 1177 95 3.39 1.333 8.8 0.3 3.2 2.8 0.87
PHI (1 yr) 3 3 .500 3.67 9 5 2 1 0 1 49.0 49 25 20 1 23 21 2 0 0 213 90 3.49 1.469 9.0 0.2 4.2 3.9 0.91
NL (9 yrs) 119 87 .578 2.66 286 201 71 117 19 14 1803.1 1577 714 533 32 555 827 57 1 33 7249 110 2.78 1.182 7.9 0.2 2.8 4.1 1.49
FL (2 yrs) 14 19 .424 3.32 40 36 3 20 1 1 282.0 275 143 104 9 101 88 8 0 4 1177 95 3.39 1.333 8.8 0.3 3.2 2.8 0.87
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
1904 22 PIT NL 49.0 10 2 39 7.16 3.85 0.10 0.00 100.0 3.75 -18 -1.7 1.00 -0.0 -1.3 -15 .326 .489
1906 24 PIT NL 9.0 2 1 2 2.00 3.50 0.13 0.00 102.0 3.43 2 0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.3 2 .600 .501
1907 25 PIT NL 180.0 31 19 65 3.25 3.31 -0.06 0.00 99.0 3.33 4 0.5 1.00 -0.2 2.0 14 .516 .503
1908 26 PIT NL 236.2 38 26 76 2.89 3.26 0.12 0.00 98.0 3.08 6 0.7 1.00 -0.2 2.7 21 .519 .505
1909 27 PIT NL 283.0 41 30 75 2.39 3.53 0.25 0.00 99.0 3.25 26 3.3 1.00 -0.3 5.4 48 .580 .520
1910 28 PIT NL 260.0 38 31 110 3.81 4.00 0.06 0.00 104.0 4.09 7 0.8 1.00 -0.2 2.8 28 .522 .505
1911 29 PIT NL 267.2 40 33 112 3.77 4.36 0.35 0.00 101.0 4.05 11 1.2 1.00 -0.2 3.2 31 .529 .507
1912 30 PIT NL 276.2 41 32 104 3.38 4.57 0.37 0.00 96.0 4.03 21 2.3 1.00 -0.3 4.3 44 .555 .514
1913 31 PIT NL 192.1 36 22 106 4.96 4.12 -0.17 0.00 94.0 4.03 -20 -2.1 1.00 -0.1 -0.7 -5 .441 .487
1913 31 PHI NL 49.0 9 5 25 4.59 4.11 0.02 0.00 104.0 4.26 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.2 2 .477 .499
1914 32 PBS FL 262.0 36 34 132 4.53 4.13 -0.27 0.00 99.0 4.36 -8 -0.9 1.00 -0.2 0.2 5 .476 .495
1915 33 PBS FL 20.0 4 2 11 4.95 3.86 0.05 0.00 99.0 3.77 -3 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .430 .498
11 Seasons 2085.1 326 237 857 3.70 3.94 0.10 0.00 99.1 3.80 25 3.7 1.00 -1.7 18.7 171 .512 .504
PIT (9 yrs) 1754.1 277 196 689 3.53 3.91 0.16 0.00 98.9 3.71 37 5.1 1.00 -1.5 18.6 167 .518 .506
PBS (2 yrs) 282.0 40 36 143 4.56 4.11 -0.25 0.00 99.0 4.31 -11 -1.1 1.00 -0.2 -0.0 3 .471 .495
PHI (1 yr) 49.0 9 5 25 4.59 4.11 0.02 0.00 104.0 4.26 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.2 2 .477 .499

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
1909 ❍ 27 PIT NL WS W DET 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 6 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 20 3.000 21.6 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 6 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 20 3.000 21.6 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1913 31 TOT NL 45 27 6 15 6 0 3 8 18 .308 6 1 14 52% 48.0 81 14 14 7 3.2 7.1
1913 31 PIT NL 36 22 4 13 5 0 2 5 16 .238 5 1 11 50% 47.5 81 14 12 5 3.1 7.0
1913 31 PHI NL 9 5 2 2 1 0 1 3 2 .600 1 0 3 60% 50.0 73 24 2 2 3.5 7.9
1914 32 PBS FL 36 34 14 17 3 0 9 16 18 .471 20 1 23 68% 52.1 87 18 19 10 4.1 7.6
1915 33 PBS FL 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 1 50% 47.0 52 42 0 2 3.2 7.5
3 Yrs 85 63 20 33 10 0 12 25 37 .403 26 2 38 60% 50 87 14 33 19 3.7 7.4
MLB Averages .500 62% 55 119 -56 3.9 7.3

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1913 31 TOT NL 45 18 11 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 12 3 3 8.0
1913 31 PIT NL 36 14 9 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 2 3 8.2
1913 31 PHI NL 9 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 7.3
1914 32 PBS FL 36 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
1915 33 PBS FL 4 2 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.5
3 Yrs 85 22 14 3 6 0 4 0 0 0 13 3 3 7.5

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1913 31 TOT NL 1050 0.8% 8.1% 10.2% 1.6% 7% 77%
1913 31 PIT NL 837 0.8% 7.7% 10.0% 1.8% 7% 78%
1913 31 PHI NL 213 0.5% 9.9% 10.8% 0.9% 4% 76%
1914 32 PBS FL 0.7% 7.5% 8.2% 3.1% 13%
1915 33 PBS FL 1.2% 7.1% 12.9%
3 Yrs 1050 0.8% 7.8% 9.3% 2.3% 10% 36%
MLB Averages 0.5% 10.5% 8.1% 2.5% 11% 56%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1904 22 1 4 .200 4.22 10 2 8 2 0 0 49.0 48 39 23 0 20 21 3 0 2 208 65 1.388 8.8 0.0 3.7 3.9 1.05 65
1905 23 1 4 .200 4.22 10 2 8 2 0 0 49.0 48 39 23 0 20 21 3 0 2 208 65 1.388 8.8 0.0 3.7 3.9 1.05 65
1906 24 2 4 .333 3.88 12 3 9 3 1 0 58.0 54 41 25 0 25 26 3 0 2 245 71 1.362 8.4 0.0 3.9 4.0 1.04 71
1907 25 15 12 .556 2.57 43 22 19 18 5 1 238.0 189 106 68 0 84 111 6 0 7 946 98 1.147 7.1 0.0 3.2 4.2 1.32 98
1908 26 31 21 .596 2.07 81 48 29 35 8 3 474.2 371 182 109 6 153 229 11 0 9 1888 116 1.104 7.0 0.1 2.9 4.3 1.50 116
1909 27 56 27 .675 1.90 122 78 40 55 14 6 757.2 578 257 160 7 221 362 18 0 11 2945 129 1.055 6.9 0.1 2.6 4.3 1.64 129
1910 28 68 40 .630 2.24 160 109 45 71 15 8 1017.2 824 367 253 8 282 482 30 1 16 3980 118 1.087 7.3 0.1 2.5 4.3 1.71 118
1911 29 88 55 .615 2.42 200 142 51 89 16 9 1285.1 1069 479 346 16 366 621 34 1 26 5057 116 1.116 7.5 0.1 2.6 4.3 1.70 116
1912 30 110 67 .621 2.49 241 174 60 111 18 11 1562.0 1325 583 433 24 448 742 47 1 27 6199 116 1.135 7.6 0.1 2.6 4.3 1.66 116
1913 31 119 87 .578 2.66 286 201 71 117 19 14 1803.1 1577 714 533 32 555 827 57 1 33 7249 110 1.182 7.9 0.2 2.8 4.1 1.49 110
1914 32 133 106 .556 2.73 322 235 73 137 20 15 2065.1 1833 846 627 40 645 909 65 1 35 8341 108 1.200 8.0 0.2 2.8 4.0 1.41 108
1915 33 133 106 .556 2.75 326 237 74 137 20 15 2085.1 1852 857 637 41 656 915 65 1 37 8426 107 1.203 8.0 0.2 2.8 3.9 1.39 107

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1904 22 2 4 .333 7.06 51.0 53 44 40 0 22 22 3 1.471 9.4 3.9 3.9 1.00 0.0 10
1906 24 1 0 1.000 3.00 9.0 8 3 3 0 7 5 0 1.667 8.0 7.0 5.0 0.71 0.0 2
1907 25 11 10 .524 3.71 189.0 168 87 78 0 73 89 4 1.275 8.0 3.5 4.2 1.22 0.0 31
1908 26 14 13 .519 3.44 246.0 226 104 94 7 86 122 6 1.268 8.3 3.1 4.5 1.42 0.3 38
1909 27 21 12 .636 2.52 296.0 247 92 83 1 81 139 8 1.108 7.5 2.5 4.2 1.72 0.0 41
1910 28 16 14 .533 3.44 272.0 268 116 104 1 66 125 13 1.228 8.9 2.2 4.1 1.89 0.0 38
1911 29 17 14 .548 3.21 278.0 255 110 99 8 87 144 4 1.230 8.3 2.8 4.7 1.66 0.3 40
1912 30 20 13 .606 2.89 293.0 268 104 94 8 86 128 14 1.208 8.2 2.6 3.9 1.49 0.2 41
1913 31 12 16 .429 4.71 252.0 281 147 132 9 119 89 11 1.587 10.0 4.3 3.2 0.75 0.3 45
1914 32 14 16 .467 4.30 272.0 281 145 130 9 99 85 9 1.397 9.3 3.3 2.8 0.86 0.3 36
1915 33 1 1 .500 4.71 21.0 22 12 11 1 13 6 0 1.667 9.4 5.6 2.6 0.46 0.4 4
11 Yrs 129 113 .533 3.59 2179.0 2077 964 868 44 739 954 72 1.292 8.6 3.9 1.29 0.2 326



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1909 NL  5.4 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1909 NL  5.5 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1908 NL  1.56 (4th)
1909 NL  1.62 (4th)
Career  2.75 (90th)

Wins s c a p y
1909 NL  25 (2nd)
1911 NL  20 (8th)
1912 NL  22 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1907 NL  .619 (8th)
1908 NL  .640 (7th)
1909 NL  .806 (1st)
1912 NL  .647 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1907 NL  1.078 (10th)
1908 NL  1.061 (9th)
1909 NL  0.972 (3rd)
1910 NL  1.181 (10th)
1912 NL  1.222 (6th)
Career  1.203 (149th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1907 NL  6.750 (4th)
1908 NL  6.921 (9th)
1909 NL  6.583 (5th)
1912 NL  8.328 (9th)
Career  7.993 (115th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1909 NL  2.163 (7th)
1910 NL  2.112 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1907 NL  4.250 (8th)
1908 NL  4.487 (4th)
1909 NL  4.230 (8th)
1910 NL  4.154 (9th)
1911 NL  4.674 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1909 NL  41 (5th)
1913 NL  45 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1907 NL  1 (8th)
1908 NL  2 (6th)
1909 NL  3 (3rd)
1910 NL  2 (9th)
1912 NL  2 (10th)
1913 NL  3 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1909 NL  283.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1908 NL  118 (7th)
1909 NL  133 (7th)
1910 NL  120 (7th)
1911 NL  139 (7th)
1912 NL  121 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1910 NL  31 (9th)
1911 NL  33 (8th)
1914 FL  34 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1912 NL  22 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1907 NL  4 (10th)
1909 NL  6 (4th)
Career  20 (244th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1908 NL  6 (4th)
1912 NL  8 (6th)
1913 NL  8 (9th)
1914 FL  8 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1913 NL  107 (4th)
1914 FL  90 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1908 NL  1.710 (4th)
1909 NL  1.956 (6th)
1910 NL  1.967 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1907 NL  0.000 (1st)
1909 NL  0.032 (6th)
1910 NL  0.035 (1st)
Career  0.177 (129th)

Losses s c a p y
1911 NL  15 (8th)
1913 NL  20 (3rd)
1914 FL  19 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1910 NL  93 (4th)
1911 NL  93 (8th)
1913 NL  100 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1911 NL  10 (2nd)
1913 NL  6 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1910 NL  12 (3rd)
1912 NL  13 (3rd)
1913 NL  10 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1909 NL  1,057 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1904 NL  8 (2nd)
1907 NL  10 (2nd)
1908 NL  10 (8th)
1909 NL  11 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1908 NL  146 (4th)
1909 NL  158 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1907 NL  2.27 (8th)
1909 NL  2.12 (5th)
1910 NL  2.29 (3rd)
1911 NL  3.10 (10th)
Career  2.86 (89th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1908 NL  13 (7th)
1909 NL  29 (4th)
1912 NL  21 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1908 NL  1.6 (6th)
1909 NL  3.4 (4th)
1912 NL  2.1 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (572), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 94 (243), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 51 (263), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 24 (233), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (619th), 15.1 career WAR/18.0 7yr-peak WAR/16.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Samuel Howard Howie Red Camnitz

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