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Bubba Church

Emory Nicholas Church

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 12, 1924 in Birmingham, AL
Schools: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1950 (Age 25.230)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Cubs 1950-1955

Final Game: May 1, 1955 (Age 30.231)
Died: September 17, 2001 in Birmingham, AL
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Standard Pitching

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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
1950 25 PHI NL 8 6 .571 2.73 31 18 3 8 2 1 142.0 113 50 43 12 56 50 0 0 4 562 148 4.16 1.190 7.2 0.8 3.5 3.2 0.89 RoY-4
1951 26 PHI NL 15 11 .577 3.53 38 33 2 15 4 1 247.0 246 107 97 17 90 104 1 0 3 1046 109 3.64 1.360 9.0 0.6 3.3 3.8 1.16
1952 27 TOT NL 5 9 .357 4.55 31 23 2 5 1 0 158.1 184 91 80 21 49 50 4 0 1 661 82 4.49 1.472 10.5 1.2 2.8 2.8 1.02
1952 27 PHI NL 0 0 10.80 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 11 6 6 0 1 3 1 0 0 28 37 2.39 2.400 19.8 0.0 1.8 5.4 3.00
1952 27 CIN NL 5 9 .357 4.34 29 22 2 5 1 0 153.1 173 85 74 21 48 47 3 0 1 633 86 4.56 1.441 10.2 1.2 2.8 2.8 0.98
1953 28 TOT NL 7 8 .467 5.29 38 19 6 3 0 1 148.0 170 99 87 25 68 59 4 0 2 670 84 5.45 1.608 10.3 1.5 4.1 3.6 0.87
1953 28 CIN NL 3 3 .500 5.98 11 7 2 2 0 0 43.2 55 32 29 9 19 12 2 0 0 196 73 6.17 1.695 11.3 1.9 3.9 2.5 0.63
1953 28 CHC NL 4 5 .444 5.00 27 12 4 1 0 1 104.1 115 67 58 16 49 47 2 0 2 474 89 5.15 1.572 9.9 1.4 4.2 4.1 0.96
1954 29 CHC NL 1 3 .250 9.82 7 3 2 1 0 0 14.2 21 18 16 8 13 8 0 0 0 76 44 11.06 2.318 12.9 4.9 8.0 4.9 0.62
1955 30 CHC NL 0 0 5.40 2 0 1 0 0 1 3.1 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 15 85 5.37 1.500 10.8 2.7 2.7 8.1 3.00
6 Yrs 36 37 .493 4.10 147 96 16 32 7 4 713.1 738 367 325 84 277 0 274 9 0 10 3030 97 4.47 1.423 9.3 1.1 3.5 3.5 0.99
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .493 4.10 41 27 4 9 2 1 200 207 103 91 24 78 77 3 0 3 848 97 4.47 1.423 9.3 1.1 3.5 3.5 0.99
PHI (3 yrs) 23 17 .575 3.34 71 52 5 23 6 2 394.0 370 163 146 29 147 157 2 0 7 1636 117 3.81 1.312 8.5 0.7 3.4 3.6 1.07
CHC (3 yrs) 5 8 .385 5.59 36 15 7 2 0 2 122.1 140 87 76 25 63 0 58 2 0 2 565 80 5.87 1.659 10.3 1.8 4.6 4.3 0.92
CIN (2 yrs) 8 12 .400 4.71 40 29 4 7 1 0 197.0 228 117 103 30 67 59 5 0 1 829 82 4.91 1.497 10.4 1.4 3.1 2.7 0.88
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
1950 25 PHI NL 142.0 31 18 50 3.17 4.61 0.18 0.00 98.5 4.37 19 2.1 .5 -0.2 3.3 34 .566 .513 RoY-4
1951 26 PHI NL 247.0 38 33 107 3.90 4.52 -0.01 0.00 97.5 4.42 14 1.6 1.6 -0.1 4.0 40 .541 .510
1952 27 PHI NL 5.0 2 1 6 10.80 4.06 0.21 0.00 100.3 3.87 -4 -0.4 .4 0.1 -0.2 -3 .324 .498
1952 27 CIN NL 153.1 29 22 85 4.99 4.21 -0.10 0.00 100.1 4.31 -12 -1.2 .6 -0.1 0.3 3 .457 .492
1953 28 CIN NL 43.2 11 7 32 6.60 5.14 0.28 0.00 99.4 4.83 -8 -0.8 2.4 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .431 .495
1953 28 CHC NL 104.1 27 12 67 5.78 5.02 -0.37 0.00 102.8 5.53 -2 -0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.8 9 .493 .499
1954 29 CHC NL 14.2 7 3 18 11.05 4.52 -0.11 0.00 104.9 4.86 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .370 .494
1955 30 CHC NL 3.1 2 0 2 5.40 4.34 0.25 0.00 99.5 4.07 -0 -0.0 4.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .478 .500
6 Seasons 713.1 147 96 367 4.63 4.58 -0.03 0.00 99.3 4.58 -2 0.1 1.1 -0.6 6.9 71 .501 .503
PHI (3 yrs) 394.0 71 52 163 3.72 4.55 0.06 0.00 97.9 4.39 30 3.3 .8 -0.2 7.1 71 .546 .511
CHC (3 yrs) 122.1 36 15 87 6.40 4.94 -0.32 0.00 103.0 5.41 -12 -1.1 1.3 -0.2 -0.0 0 .468 .498
CIN (2 yrs) 197.0 40 29 117 5.35 4.41 -0.02 0.00 100.0 4.43 -20 -2.0 1.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0 .450 .493

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
1950 25 PHI NL 39 48 44 4 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 .182 .200 .227 .427 13 10 2 1 3 1 RoY-4
1951 26 PHI NL 39 94 86 8 22 3 0 1 7 0 0 1 16 .256 .264 .326 .590 59 28 2 0 7 1
1952 27 TOT NL 34 53 51 5 12 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 .235 .250 .333 .583 61 17 0 0 1 1
1952 27 PHI NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 27 CIN NL 32 52 50 5 12 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 .240 .255 .340 .595 64 17 0 0 1 1
1953 28 TOT NL 39 51 48 4 11 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 10 .229 .260 .333 .593 52 16 1 0 1 1
1953 28 CIN NL 12 16 15 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .267 .313 .400 .713 84 6 0 0 0 1
1953 28 CHC NL 27 35 33 1 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 .212 .235 .303 .538 38 10 1 0 1 1
1954 29 CHC NL 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 30 CHC NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 162 252 235 21 53 9 0 3 13 0 0 4 42 .226 .242 .302 .544 45 71 5 1 12 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 252 235 21 53 9 0 3 13 0 4 42 .226 .242 .302 .544 45 71 5 1 12
PHI (3 yrs) 80 143 131 12 30 5 0 1 8 0 0 1 25 .229 .241 .290 .531 42 38 4 1 10
CHC (3 yrs) 38 41 39 1 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 .179 .200 .256 .456 17 10 1 0 1 0 0
CIN (2 yrs) 44 68 65 8 16 4 0 1 4 0 0 2 11 .246 .269 .354 .623 69 23 0 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
1950 25 PHI NL 39 48 -6 -0 -0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 RoY-4
1951 26 PHI NL 39 94 -5 -1 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 1
1952 27 PHI NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1952 27 CIN NL 32 52 -2 -0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1
1953 28 CIN NL 12 16 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1953 28 CHC NL 27 35 -4 -0 -0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1954 29 CHC NL 8 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1955 30 CHC NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 162 252 -19 -1 1 0 27 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .505 .501 0.8 -0.1 8
PHI (3 yrs) 80 143 -12 -1 -0 0 15 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .503 .501 0.3 -0.0 3
CHC (3 yrs) 38 41 -4 -0 -0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
CIN (2 yrs) 44 68 -3 -0 1 0 8 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .512 .502 0.5 -0.0 5

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
1950 PHI NL 25 P 31 18 8 142.0 32 7 24 1 5 .969 1.96 1.00 .961 2.12 2.10 4 4 50% 43% 1 RoY-4
1951 PHI NL 26 P 38 33 15 247.0 49 14 34 1 3 .980 1.75 1.26 .962 2.14 2.14 8 3 27% 43% 1
1952 TOT NL 27 P 31 23 5 158.1 39 14 24 1 3 .974 2.16 1.23 .953 2.18 2.16 8 3 27% 44% 2
1952 PHI NL 27 P 2 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 1.00 .955 2.16 2.15 0 1 100% 44% 0
1952 CIN NL 27 P 29 22 5 153.1 37 13 23 1 3 .973 2.11 1.24 .953 2.18 2.16 8 2 20% 44% 2
1953 TOT NL 28 P 38 19 3 148.0 35 6 24 5 1 .857 1.82 0.79 .956 2.06 2.02 2 1 33% 3
1953 CIN NL 28 P 11 7 2 43.2 10 0 8 2 1 .800 1.65 0.73 .956 2.06 2.02 0 0 2
1953 CHC NL 28 P 27 12 1 104.1 25 6 16 3 0 .880 1.90 0.81 .956 2.06 2.02 2 1 33% 1
1954 CHC NL 29 P 7 3 1 14.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.57 .960 2.09 2.06 4 0 0% 45% 0
1955 CHC NL 30 P 2 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.89 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 147 96 32 713.1 159 43 108 8 12 .950 1.91 1.03 .958 2.12 2.10 26 11 30% 40% 7
6 Seasons TOT 147 96 32 713.1 159 43 108 8 12 .950 1.91 1.03 .958 2.12 2.10 26 11 30% 40% 7
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1951 NL  4.0 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1951 NL  247.0 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1951 NL  33 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1951 NL  15 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 NL  2 (9th)
1951 NL  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  21 (5th)
1953 NL  25 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  90 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  246 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  0.619 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  97 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1951 NL  1,046 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1951 NL  3.64 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.4 (7th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (2nd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1775), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1767), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1005th), 7.7 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.7 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: Emory Bubba Nicholas Church

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