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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)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals/Cubs 1948-1953

Final Game: September 22, 1953 (Age 31)
Died: January 21, 2012 in Eagle, ID
Buried: Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, ID
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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
1948 26 CHC NL 2 9 .182 4.43 3.65 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
1949 27 PIT NL 13 7 .650 3.96 3.63 34 21 6 10 1 0 177.1 186 89 78 15 58 93 5 0 1 765 106 1.376 9.4 0.8 2.9 4.7 1.60
1950 28 PIT NL 12 15 .444 4.30 3.96 37 33 2 11 2 0 249.1 262 138 119 18 92 93 6 1 4 1097 101 1.420 9.5 0.6 3.3 3.4 1.01
1951 29 TOT NL 14 12 .538 4.38 4.48 31 26 1 11 2 0 189.0 184 97 92 18 87 64 4 0 4 815 92 1.434 8.8 0.9 4.1 3.0 0.74
1951 29 PIT NL 3 6 .333 5.58 4.69 10 10 0 2 1 0 59.2 64 38 37 5 31 19 4 0 2 272 76 1.592 9.7 0.8 4.7 2.9 0.61
1951 29 STL NL 11 6 .647 3.83 4.39 21 16 1 9 1 0 129.1 120 59 55 13 56 45 0 0 2 543 104 1.361 8.4 0.9 3.9 3.1 0.80
1952 30 STL NL 4 4 .500 4.12 3.56 26 13 4 2 1 1 98.1 110 51 45 8 33 47 2 1 1 428 90 1.454 10.1 0.7 3.0 4.3 1.42
1953 31 STL NL 3 6 .333 4.86 4.74 32 8 9 0 0 0 79.2 82 50 43 7 43 26 1 1 3 362 88 1.569 9.3 0.8 4.9 2.9 0.60
6 Yrs 48 53 .475 4.29 3.99 189 113 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
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .475 4.29 3.99 43 25 7 8 2 0 202 208 109 96 16 81 84 5 1 3 882 96 1.432 9.3 0.7 3.6 3.8 1.04
PIT (3 yrs) 28 28 .500 4.33 3.93 81 64 8 23 4 0 486.1 512 265 234 38 181 205 15 1 7 2134 99 1.425 9.5 0.7 3.3 3.8 1.13
STL (3 yrs) 18 16 .529 4.19 4.21 79 37 14 11 2 1 307.1 312 160 143 28 132 118 3 2 6 1333 95 1.445 9.1 0.8 3.9 3.5 0.89
CHC (1 yr) 2 9 .182 4.43 3.65 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

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

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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
1948 26 CHC NL 29 33 30 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 .133 .133 .167 .300 -18 5 1 0 3 1
1949 27 PIT NL 34 65 55 5 13 2 1 0 5 0 5 7 .236 .300 .309 .609 62 17 1 0 6 1
1950 28 PIT NL 37 96 90 10 26 1 1 2 9 0 4 18 .289 .319 .389 .708 83 35 2 0 2 1
1951 29 TOT NL 31 76 70 4 15 1 0 1 7 0 0 4 16 .214 .257 .271 .528 42 19 2 0 2 1
1951 29 PIT NL 10 22 21 1 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .476 .810 113 10 0 0 1 1
1951 29 STL NL 21 54 49 3 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 13 .163 .226 .184 .410 12 9 2 0 1 1
1952 30 STL NL 26 35 32 4 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .281 .343 .375 .718 99 12 0 0 1 1
1953 31 STL NL 32 17 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .176 .294 -25 3 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 189 322 294 24 69 9 2 3 25 0 0 16 56 .235 .274 .310 .584 55 91 6 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 276 252 21 59 8 2 3 21 0 14 48 .235 .274 .310 .584 55 78 5 0 12
PIT (3 yrs) 81 183 166 16 46 3 2 3 17 0 0 9 28 .277 .314 .373 .688 80 62 3 0 9
STL (3 yrs) 79 106 98 8 19 5 0 0 5 0 0 7 25 .194 .248 .245 .493 34 24 2 0 2
CHC (1 yr) 29 33 30 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 .133 .133 .167 .300 -18 5 1 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
1948 26 CHC NL 29 33 -5 0 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1949 27 PIT NL 34 65 -3 -0 -0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1950 28 PIT NL 37 96 -3 -1 -0 0 11 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .521 .505 0.8 -0.0 8 1
1951 29 PIT NL 10 22 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .525 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1951 29 STL NL 21 54 -6 0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1952 30 STL NL 26 35 -0 0 0 0 4 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .517 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1953 31 STL NL 32 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
6 Seasons 189 322 -20 -0 -0 0 35 14 1.4 0 14 1.4 .508 .501 1.4 -0.0 14
PIT (3 yrs) 81 183 -5 -1 -0 0 20 14 1.3 0 14 1.3 .517 .503 1.3 -0.0 14
STL (3 yrs) 79 106 -10 1 0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.3 -0.0 2
CHC (1 yr) 29 33 -5 0 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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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
1948 CHC NL 26 P 29 12 3 103.2 25 5 20 0 1 1.000 2.17 0.86 .963 2.11 2.08 4 2 33% 0
1949 PIT NL 27 P 34 21 10 177.1 39 6 33 0 2 1.000 1.98 1.15 .953 2.04 2.02 5 4 44% 43% 0
1950 PIT NL 28 P 37 33 11 249.1 48 9 37 2 1 .958 1.66 1.24 .961 2.12 2.10 8 2 20% 43% 1
1951 TOT NL 29 P 31 26 11 189.0 32 5 24 3 1 .906 1.38 0.94 .962 2.14 2.14 8 3 27% 43% 0
1951 PIT NL 29 P 10 10 2 59.2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 0.75 0.50 .962 2.14 2.14 2 0 0% 42% 0
1951 STL NL 29 P 21 16 9 129.1 27 4 20 3 0 .889 1.67 1.14 .962 2.14 2.14 6 3 33% 43% 0
1952 STL NL 30 P 26 13 2 98.1 27 10 16 1 3 .963 2.38 1.00 .953 2.18 2.16 5 0 0% 44% 0
1953 STL NL 31 P 32 8 0 79.2 20 3 16 1 1 .950 2.15 0.59 .956 2.06 2.02 4 1 20% 0
6 Seasons P 189 113 37 897.1 191 38 146 7 9 .963 1.85 0.97 .958 2.11 2.08 34 12 26% 33% 1
6 Seasons TOT 189 113 37 897.1 191 38 146 7 9 .963 1.85 0.97 .958 2.11 2.08 34 12 26% 33% 1
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

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)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1949 NL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1657), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1757), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (951st), 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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