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Cliff Chambers

Clifford Day Chambers (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 208 lb.

Born: January 10, 1922 in Portland, OR
High School: Bellingham HS (Bellingham, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1948 (Age 26.105, 8,060th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals/Cubs 1948-1953

Final Game: September 22, 1953 (Age 31.255)
Died: January 21, 2012 in Eagle, ID
Buried: Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, ID
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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
1948 26 CHC NL 2 9 .182 4.43 29 12 10 3 1 0 103.2 100 57 51 4 48 51 3 0 0 452 88 3.65 1.428 8.7 0.3 4.2 4.4 1.06
1949 27 PIT NL 13 7 .650 3.96 34 21 6 10 1 0 177.1 186 89 78 15 58 93 5 0 1 765 106 3.63 1.376 9.4 0.8 2.9 4.7 1.60
1950 28 PIT NL 12 15 .444 4.30 37 33 2 11 2 0 249.1 262 138 119 18 92 93 6 1 4 1097 101 3.96 1.420 9.5 0.6 3.3 3.4 1.01
1951 29 TOT NL 14 12 .538 4.38 31 26 1 11 2 0 189.0 184 97 92 18 87 64 4 0 4 815 92 4.48 1.434 8.8 0.9 4.1 3.0 0.74
1951 29 PIT NL 3 6 .333 5.58 10 10 0 2 1 0 59.2 64 38 37 5 31 19 4 0 2 272 76 4.69 1.592 9.7 0.8 4.7 2.9 0.61
1951 29 STL NL 11 6 .647 3.83 21 16 1 9 1 0 129.1 120 59 55 13 56 45 0 0 2 543 104 4.39 1.361 8.4 0.9 3.9 3.1 0.80
1952 30 STL NL 4 4 .500 4.12 26 13 4 2 1 1 98.1 110 51 45 8 33 47 2 1 1 428 90 3.56 1.454 10.1 0.7 3.0 4.3 1.42
1953 31 STL NL 3 6 .333 4.86 32 8 9 0 0 0 79.2 82 50 43 7 43 26 1 1 3 362 88 4.74 1.569 9.3 0.8 4.9 2.9 0.60
6 Yrs 48 53 .475 4.29 189 113 32 37 7 1 897.1 924 482 428 70 361 374 21 3 13 3919 96 3.99 1.432 9.3 0.7 3.6 3.8 1.04
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .475 4.29 43 25 7 8 2 0 202 208 109 96 16 81 84 5 1 3 882 96 3.99 1.432 9.3 0.7 3.6 3.8 1.04
PIT (3 yrs) 28 28 .500 4.33 81 64 8 23 4 0 486.1 512 265 234 38 181 205 15 1 7 2134 99 3.93 1.425 9.5 0.7 3.3 3.8 1.13
STL (3 yrs) 18 16 .529 4.19 79 37 14 11 2 1 307.1 312 160 143 28 132 118 3 2 6 1333 95 4.21 1.445 9.1 0.8 3.9 3.5 0.89
CHC (1 yr) 2 9 .182 4.43 29 12 10 3 1 0 103.2 100 57 51 4 48 51 3 0 0 452 88 3.65 1.428 8.7 0.3 4.2 4.4 1.06
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
1948 26 CHC NL 103.2 29 12 57 4.95 4.52 0.03 0.00 97.6 4.38 -7 -0.7 .8 -0.0 0.4 5 .476 .496
1949 27 PIT NL 177.1 34 21 89 4.52 4.47 -0.05 0.00 104.1 4.70 3 0.4 .7 -0.1 2.2 23 .510 .502
1950 28 PIT NL 249.1 37 33 138 4.98 4.79 -0.10 0.00 104.5 5.11 4 0.4 1.8 -0.1 2.9 31 .512 .503
1951 29 PIT NL 59.2 10 10 38 5.73 4.64 -0.15 0.00 98.4 4.72 -7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .434 .496
1951 29 STL NL 129.1 21 16 59 4.11 4.53 0.25 0.00 101.2 4.34 3 0.4 1.2 -0.1 1.6 17 .517 .502
1952 30 STL NL 98.1 26 13 51 4.67 4.04 0.20 0.00 98.1 3.76 -10 -1.1 .6 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .459 .493
1953 31 STL NL 79.2 32 8 50 5.65 4.90 0.05 0.00 98.6 4.78 -7 -0.7 .7 -0.1 0.1 1 .479 .496
6 Seasons 897.1 189 113 482 4.83 4.58 0.02 0.00 101.5 4.63 -19 -1.9 .8 -0.5 7.0 76 .490 .499
PIT (3 yrs) 486.1 81 64 265 4.90 4.66 -0.08 0.00 103.6 4.91 1 0.1 1.0 -0.3 4.9 53 .502 .502
STL (3 yrs) 307.1 79 37 160 4.69 4.47 0.18 0.00 99.6 4.27 -14 -1.4 .7 -0.2 1.7 18 .483 .497
CHC (1 yr) 103.2 29 12 57 4.95 4.52 0.03 0.00 97.6 4.38 -7 -0.7 .8 -0.0 0.4 5 .476 .496

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1948 26 CHC NL 140 29 452 394 57 100 10 6 4 4 2 48 51 .254 .339 .340 .679 .283 134 5 3 7 0 2
1949 27 PIT NL 264 34 767 695 89 186 20 6 15 5 4 58 93 .268 .328 .378 .707 .291 263 7 5 8 0 6
1950 28 PIT NL 301 37 1097 986 138 262 26 7 18 8 2 92 93 .266 .332 .361 .693 .279 356 15 6 12 0 9
1951 29 TOT NL 301 31 815 710 97 184 18 3 18 8 3 87 64 .259 .343 .369 .712 .264 262 13 4 13 0 9
1951 29 PIT NL 90 10 272 231 38 64 9 2 5 2 0 31 19 .277 .372 .398 .770 .285 92 4 4 5 0 4
1951 29 STL NL 211 21 543 479 59 120 9 1 13 6 3 56 45 .251 .329 .355 .684 .254 170 9 0 8 0 5
1952 30 STL NL 162 26 428 387 51 110 8 2 8 5 0 33 47 .284 .344 .377 .721 .307 146 10 2 6 0 5
1953 31 STL NL 70 32 361 308 50 82 7 3 7 4 1 43 26 .266 .358 .377 .735 .273 116 4 1 9 0 3
6 Yrs 1238 189 3920 3480 482 924 89 27 70 34 12 361 374 .266 .338 .367 .705 .281 1277 54 21 55 0 34
162 Game Avg. 279 43 883 784 109 208 20 6 16 8 3 81 84 .266 .338 .367 .705 .281 288 12 5 12 0 8
MLB Averages .262 .338 .378 .716 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1948 26 CHC NL -5.9 -0.6 324 -1.8 3.9 -5.8 .88 -0.2 -1.9 -6.7 -0.7 0.99 -0.3 1 3 5
1949 27 PIT NL 4.5 0.4 516 0.1 9.4 -9.4 1.03 -0.9 0.9 -1.8 -0.2 0.96 -7.9 1 4 8
1950 28 PIT NL 0.4 0.0 816 0.4 15.7 -15.3 1.14 0.5 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.94 7.9 2 1 0
1951 29 TOT NL -3.4 -0.3 531 0.7 8.5 -7.8 .97 -0.4 1.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.98 -2.7 2 0 1
1951 29 PIT NL -6.9 -0.7 186 -0.1 2.9 -3.1 .96 -0.4 0.3 -3.0 -0.3 1.02 -3.8 0 0 0
1951 29 STL NL 3.5 0.4 345 0.9 5.6 -4.8 .97 0.0 0.9 2.2 0.2 0.95 1.1 2 0 1
1952 30 STL NL -4.6 -0.5 273 -0.0 4.3 -4.4 .93 -0.2 0.1 1.9 0.2 0.98 1.3 1 1 8
1953 31 STL NL -5.9 -0.6 304 -0.7 3.7 -4.4 .79 -0.5 -0.4 -10.0 -1.0 0.99 -6.0 2 3 13
6 Yrs -14.9 -1.4 2764 -1.4 45.7 -47.1 1.00 -1.7 0.3 -17.0 -1.6 0.97 -7.7 9 12 35

Starting Pitching*

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
1948 26 CHC NL 29 12 2 7 3 0 2 3 9 .250 0 1 3 1 4 33% 44.8 79 22 14 8 5 6 3.3 3.3 5.3
1949 27 PIT NL 34 21 12 7 2 4 2 14 7 .667 0 1 10 1 10 48% 52.2 84 24 6 1 6 6 4.9 4.2 7.0
1950 28 PIT NL 37 33 11 13 9 2 5 15 17 .469 0 5 11 2 15 45% 48.9 93 20 19 11 12 8 4.5 4.0 6.9
1951 29 TOT NL 31 26 13 10 3 3 2 14 12 .538 0 1 11 2 12 46% 49.6 83 18 13 4 4 8 4.8 5.7 6.8
1951 29 PIT NL 10 10 3 6 1 0 1 3 7 .300 0 0 2 1 4 40% 43.1 83 18 3 1 2 4 3.2 3.8 6.0
1951 29 STL NL 21 16 10 4 2 3 1 11 5 .688 0 1 9 1 8 50% 53.6 80 24 10 3 2 4 5.9 6.9 7.4
1952 30 STL NL 26 13 4 4 5 0 0 9 4 .692 1 0 2 1 6 46% 46.0 80 26 8 5 4 5 4.3 5.7 5.2
1953 31 STL NL 32 8 1 4 3 1 2 2 5 .286 1 2 0 0 3 38% 45.2 52 38 19 11 3 4 3.6 2.5 3.9
6 Yrs 189 113 43 45 25 10 13 57 54 .514 2 10 37 7 50 44% 49 93 18 79 40 34 37 4.4 4.4 6.3
MLB Averages .500 49% 50 106 -9 4.6 4.6 6.6

Reliever Pitching*

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
1948 26 CHC NL 29 17 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 8 1 13% .884 1 3 5 2 0 8 4 6 11 2 9 1 7.1
1949 27 PIT NL 34 13 6 1 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 10 2 20% 8 1.031 1 4 8 1 1 11 7 6 7 5 8 1 6.8
1950 28 PIT NL 37 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 57% 1.136 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 4 0 3 1 16.5
1951 29 TOT NL 31 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% .966 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 7.0
1951 29 STL NL 21 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% .968 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 7.0
1952 30 STL NL 26 13 4 0 0 1 1 0 100% 2 1 7 1 14% 6 .931 1 1 8 2 0 9 5 6 9 2 7 3 7.1
1953 31 STL NL 32 24 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 8 57% .790 2 3 13 1 1 16 7 11 17 3 13 2 6.1
6 Yrs 179 76 32 5 8 2 1 1 50% 4 2 50 19 38% .999 9 12 35 7 4 47 28 30 51 13 42 8 7.2

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%
1948 26 CHC NL 452 28% 0.9% 11.3% 10.6% 4.4% 20% 0.93 75% 67 5 7%
1949 27 PIT NL 767 23% 2.0% 12.1% 7.6% 5.4% 22% 0.86 77% 104 7 7%
1950 28 PIT NL 1097 21% 1.6% 8.5% 8.4% 4.7% 20% 0.85 80% 154 15 10%
1951 29 TOT NL 815 22% 2.2% 7.9% 10.7% 4.8% 21% 0.71 77% 113 13 12%
1951 29 PIT NL 272 20% 1.8% 7.0% 11.4% 5.9% 25% 0.65 76% 38 4 11%
1951 29 STL NL 543 23% 2.4% 8.3% 10.3% 4.2% 19% 0.74 78% 75 9 12%
1952 30 STL NL 428 30% 1.9% 11.0% 7.7% 4.2% 16% 1.04 78% 58 10 17%
1953 31 STL NL 361 33% 1.9% 7.2% 11.9% 4.7% 21% 1.17 76% 66 4 6%
6 Yrs 3920 25% 1.8% 9.5% 9.2% 4.7% 20% 0.88 77% 562 54 10%
MLB Averages 49% 1.9% 10.0% 9.8% 5.8% 25% 0.95 76% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1948 26 CHC NL 312 100 4 0 7 2 0 1 1 24 17 1 71% 2 0 1 128 4 2 67% 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 140
1949 27 PIT NL 503 186 15 0 9 11 2 6 7 24 11 4 46% 6 1 0 209 5 4 56% 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 264
1950 28 PIT NL 796 262 18 0 16 8 4 9 3 37 26 4 70% 9 4 0 304 8 2 80% 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 8 301
1951 29 TOT NL 514 184 18 0 11 9 2 5 6 29 19 2 66% 9 4 0 215 8 3 73% 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 301
1951 29 PIT NL 182 64 5 0 3 2 0 1 1 12 7 1 58% 4 2 0 82 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 90
1951 29 STL NL 332 120 13 0 8 7 2 4 5 17 12 1 71% 5 2 0 133 6 3 67% 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 211
1952 30 STL NL 266 110 8 0 9 5 0 4 1 15 7 0 47% 5 1 1 101 5 0 100% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 162
1953 31 STL NL 291 82 7 1 12 4 3 4 3 21 12 5 57% 3 3 0 117 4 1 80% 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 70
6 Yrs 2682 924 70 1 64 39 11 29 21 150 92 16 61% 34 13 2 1074 34 12 74% 29 6 4 1 1 5 1 0 23 1238
MLB Averages 53% 55%

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+
1948 26 2 9 .182 4.43 29 12 10 3 1 0 103.2 100 57 51 4 48 51 3 0 0 452 88 1.428 8.7 0.3 4.2 4.4 1.06 88
1949 27 15 16 .484 4.13 63 33 16 13 2 0 281.0 286 146 129 19 106 144 8 0 1 1217 99 1.395 9.2 0.6 3.4 4.6 1.36 99
1950 28 27 31 .466 4.21 100 66 18 24 4 0 530.1 548 284 248 37 198 237 14 1 5 2314 100 1.407 9.3 0.6 3.4 4.0 1.20 100
1951 29 41 43 .488 4.25 131 92 19 35 6 0 719.1 732 381 340 55 285 301 18 1 9 3129 98 1.414 9.2 0.7 3.6 3.8 1.06 98
1952 30 45 47 .489 4.24 157 105 23 37 7 1 817.2 842 432 385 63 318 348 20 2 10 3557 97 1.419 9.3 0.7 3.5 3.8 1.09 97
1953 31 48 53 .475 4.29 189 113 32 37 7 1 897.1 924 482 428 70 361 374 21 3 13 3919 96 1.432 9.3 0.7 3.6 3.8 1.04 96

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1948 26 6 6 .500 4.50 108.0 107 60 54 4 51 53 3 1.463 8.9 4.3 4.4 1.04 0.3 29
1949 27 10 10 .500 3.82 184.0 188 87 78 15 59 96 5 1.342 9.2 2.9 4.7 1.63 0.7 34
1950 28 14 15 .483 4.07 261.0 260 131 118 18 91 97 6 1.345 9.0 3.1 3.3 1.07 0.6 37
1951 29 11 11 .500 3.99 196.0 191 97 87 19 90 66 4 1.434 8.8 4.1 3.0 0.73 0.9 31
1952 30 5 6 .455 4.46 103.0 122 57 51 9 37 49 2 1.544 10.7 3.2 4.3 1.32 0.8 26
1953 31 4 5 .444 4.77 83.0 83 49 44 7 44 27 1 1.530 9.0 4.8 2.9 0.61 0.8 32
6 Yrs 50 53 .485 4.16 935.0 951 481 432 72 372 388 21 1.415 9.2 3.7 1.04 0.7 189



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1949 NL  .650 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  4.720 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1950 NL  249.3 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1950 NL  33 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 NL  2 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 NL  92 (7th)
1951 NL  87 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1950 NL  262 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1949 NL  1.603 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  0.650 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1950 NL  15 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1950 NL  119 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (10th)
1950 NL  6 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1950 NL  1,097 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1949 NL  3.63 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (962nd), 8.4 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Clifford Cliff Day Lefty Chambers

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