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Watty Clark

William Watson Clark (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 16, 1902 in St. Joseph, LA
School: Mississippi College (Clinton , MS)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 28, 1924 (Age 22.012, 5,415th in MLB history)   vs. CHW 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Dodgers/Giants/Indians 1924-1937

Last Game: May 9, 1937 (Age 34.358)   vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 4, 1972 in Clearwater, FL
Buried: Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, FL
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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
1924 22 CLE AL 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 4.44 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43
1927 25 BRO NL 7 2 .778 2.32 27 3 19 1 0 2 73.2 74 23 19 2 19 32 0 0 0 305 171 3.28 1.262 9.0 0.2 2.3 3.9 1.68
1928 26 BRO NL 12 9 .571 2.68 40 19 13 10 2 3 194.2 193 75 58 4 50 85 1 0 1 829 148 3.09 1.248 8.9 0.2 2.3 3.9 1.70
1929 27 BRO NL 16 19 .457 3.74 41 39 2 19 3 1 279.0 295 136 116 14 71 140 3 0 6 1189 124 3.61 1.312 9.5 0.5 2.3 4.5 1.97
1930 28 BRO NL 13 13 .500 4.19 44 24 14 9 1 7 200.0 209 110 93 20 38 81 0 0 1 827 118 4.56 1.235 9.4 0.9 1.7 3.6 2.13
1931 29 BRO NL 14 10 .583 3.20 34 28 2 16 3 1 233.1 243 86 83 4 52 96 1 1 3 981 120 3.19 1.264 9.4 0.2 2.0 3.7 1.85 MVP-20
1932 30 BRO NL 20 12 .625 3.49 40 36 4 19 2 0 273.0 282 122 106 10 49 99 4 1 3 1136 109 3.35 1.212 9.3 0.3 1.6 3.3 2.02
1933 31 TOT NL 5 8 .385 4.75 27 13 6 4 1 1 94.2 119 54 50 5 17 25 4 0 0 414 68 3.62 1.437 11.3 0.5 1.6 2.4 1.47
1933 31 BRO NL 2 4 .333 4.80 11 8 1 4 1 1 50.2 61 29 27 2 6 14 3 0 0 215 67 3.29 1.322 10.8 0.4 1.1 2.5 2.33
1933 31 NYG NL 3 4 .429 4.70 16 5 5 0 0 0 44.0 58 25 23 3 11 11 1 0 0 199 69 4.00 1.568 11.9 0.6 2.3 2.3 1.00
1934 32 TOT NL 3 2 .600 5.93 22 5 8 1 0 0 44.0 63 34 29 5 14 16 1 0 3 210 67 4.89 1.750 12.9 1.0 2.9 3.3 1.14
1934 32 NYG NL 1 2 .333 6.75 5 4 1 1 0 0 18.2 23 15 14 5 5 6 0 0 2 83 58 6.76 1.500 11.1 2.4 2.4 2.9 1.20
1934 32 BRO NL 2 0 1.000 5.33 17 1 7 0 0 0 25.1 40 19 15 0 9 10 1 0 1 127 74 3.51 1.934 14.2 0.0 3.2 3.6 1.11
1935 33 BRO NL 13 8 .619 3.30 33 25 5 11 1 0 207.0 215 93 76 11 28 35 1 0 1 854 121 3.83 1.174 9.3 0.5 1.2 1.5 1.25
1936 34 BRO NL 7 11 .389 4.43 33 16 7 1 1 2 120.0 162 73 59 11 28 28 0 0 1 548 94 4.69 1.583 12.2 0.8 2.1 2.1 1.00
1937 35 BRO NL 0 0 7.71 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.1 4 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 16 61 6.90 3.000 15.4 0.0 11.6 0.0 0.00
12 Yrs 111 97 .534 3.66 355 209 86 91 14 17 1747.1 1897 836 711 86 383 643 17 2 21 7441 112 3.70 1.305 9.8 0.4 2.0 3.3 1.68
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .534 3.66 43 25 10 11 2 2 211 229 101 86 10 46 78 2 0 3 897 112 3.70 1.305 9.8 0.4 2.0 3.3 1.68
BRO (11 yrs) 106 88 .546 3.55 322 199 76 90 14 17 1659.0 1778 769 654 78 353 620 14 2 17 7027 117 3.65 1.285 9.6 0.4 1.9 3.4 1.76
NYG (2 yrs) 4 6 .400 5.31 21 9 6 1 0 0 62.2 81 40 37 8 16 17 1 0 2 282 65 4.82 1.548 11.6 1.1 2.3 2.4 1.06
CLE (1 yr) 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 4.44 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43
NL (11 yrs) 110 94 .539 3.61 343 208 82 91 14 17 1721.2 1859 809 691 86 369 637 15 2 19 7309 114 3.69 1.294 9.7 0.4 1.9 3.3 1.73
AL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 4.44 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43
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
1924 22 CLE AL 25.2 12 1 27 9.47 5.13 -0.23 0.00 101.0 5.41 -12 -1.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .412 .493
1927 25 BRO NL 73.2 27 3 23 2.81 4.83 -0.01 0.00 99.6 4.82 17 1.8 1.00 -0.1 2.4 23 .567 .511
1928 26 BRO NL 194.1 40 19 75 3.47 4.67 -0.08 0.00 101.6 4.82 29 3.0 1.00 -0.1 4.6 46 .576 .519
1929 27 BRO NL 279.0 41 39 136 4.39 5.47 -0.26 0.00 98.0 5.61 38 3.6 1.00 -0.1 5.8 66 .589 .522
1930 28 BRO NL 199.2 44 24 110 4.96 5.95 0.38 0.00 99.7 5.55 13 1.2 1.00 -0.1 2.8 35 .527 .507
1931 29 BRO NL 233.1 34 28 86 3.32 4.62 -0.16 0.00 97.4 4.66 35 3.9 1.00 -0.1 5.8 54 .616 .524 MVP-20
1932 30 BRO NL 273.0 40 36 122 4.02 4.54 0.06 0.00 97.6 4.36 10 1.1 1.00 -0.1 3.2 34 .527 .507
1933 31 BRO NL 50.2 11 8 29 5.15 4.06 -0.37 0.00 104.3 4.62 -3 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 0.1 1 .470 .498
1933 31 NYG NL 44.0 16 5 25 5.11 4.01 0.53 0.00 102.9 3.57 -7 -0.8 1.00 -0.0 -0.5 -4 .449 .495
1934 32 NYG NL 18.2 5 4 15 7.23 4.98 0.39 0.00 94.2 4.32 -6 -0.6 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .388 .497
1934 32 BRO NL 25.1 17 1 19 6.75 4.85 -0.13 0.00 94.1 4.69 -6 -0.6 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .465 .496
1935 33 BRO NL 207.0 33 25 93 4.04 4.75 0.03 0.00 99.4 4.69 14 1.4 1.00 -0.1 3.0 33 .542 .509
1936 34 BRO NL 120.0 33 16 73 5.48 4.80 -0.16 0.00 104.8 5.20 -4 -0.4 1.00 -0.1 0.6 7 .488 .498
1937 35 BRO NL 2.1 2 0 3 11.57 4.93 -0.45 0.00 106.0 5.70 -2 -0.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .426 .499
12 Seasons 1746.2 355 209 836 4.31 4.92 -0.03 0.00 99.4 4.91 116 12.2 1.00 -0.9 26.2 277 .534 .509
BRO (11 yrs) 1658.1 322 199 769 4.17 4.94 -0.04 0.00 99.4 4.95 141 14.6 1.00 -0.8 27.9 294 .545 .511
NYG (2 yrs) 62.2 21 9 40 5.74 4.30 0.49 0.00 100.3 3.80 -14 -1.4 1.00 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .435 .495
CLE (1 yr) 25.2 12 1 27 9.47 5.13 -0.23 0.00 101.0 5.41 -12 -1.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .412 .493

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
1930 28 BRO NL 36 44 827 771 110 209 34 8 20 6 11 38 81 .271 .302 .414 .716 .278 319 21 0 9 9 15
1931 29 BRO NL 95 34 981 909 86 243 56 12 4 7 9 52 96 .267 .308 .369 .676 .295 335 16 1 19 0 13
1932 30 BRO NL 34 40 1131 1063 122 282 58 15 10 9 5 49 99 .265 .300 .376 .676 .285 400 26 4 15 0 19
1933 31 TOT NL 24 27 414 384 54 119 16 6 5 0 5 17 25 .310 .346 .422 .768 .322 162 7 4 9 0 2
1933 31 BRO NL 11 215 201 29 61 10 4 2 0 3 6 14 .303 .333 .423 .756 .319 85 5 3 5 0 1
1933 31 NYG NL 24 16 199 183 25 58 6 2 3 0 2 11 11 .317 .359 .421 .780 .325 77 2 1 4 0 1
1934 32 TOT NL 18 22 210 194 34 63 8 0 5 0 1 14 16 .325 .373 .443 .817 .335 86 3 1 1 0 4
1934 32 BRO NL 17 127 116 19 40 3 0 0 0 1 9 10 .345 .397 .371 .768 .377 43 2 1 1 0 4
1934 32 NYG NL 18 5 83 78 15 23 5 0 5 0 0 5 6 .295 .337 .551 .889 .269 43 1 0 0 0 0
1935 33 BRO NL 10 33 854 815 93 215 43 8 11 4 2 28 35 .264 .289 .377 .666 .265 307 25 1 10 0 25
1936 34 BRO NL 208 33 548 513 73 162 15 3 11 1 3 28 28 .316 .351 .421 .772 .319 216 2 0 7 0 10
1937 35 BRO NL 2 16 14 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 .286 .412 .500 .912 .286 7 0 0 0 0 2
8 Yrs 425 235 4981 4663 575 1297 231 53 66 27 36 229 380 .278 .313 .393 .706 .291 1832 100 11 70 9 90
162 Game Avg. 76 42 887 830 102 231 41 9 12 5 6 41 68 .278 .313 .393 .706 .291 326 18 2 12 2 16
MLB Averages .282 .344 .372 .716 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1930 28 BRO NL 15.8 1.4 814 2.4 17.9 -15.5 1.16 3.0 -0.9 28.8 2.6 0.89 38.5 10 5 3
1931 29 BRO NL 21.5 2.2 911 3.3 16.2 -12.9 1.01 3.1 0.2 29.8 3.1 0.93 30.8 3 2 0
1932 30 BRO NL 11.2 1.1 1122 2.0 22.8 -20.8 1.13 1.5 0.2 10.1 1.0 0.89 18.3 2 1 1
1933 31 TOT NL -14.0 -1.4 405 0.0 7.7 -7.7 1.12 -0.6 0.6 -10.2 -1.1 0.97 -6.0 6 1 6
1933 31 BRO NL -7.7 -0.8 218 -0.3 4.3 -4.7 1.17 -0.4 0.1 -6.1 -0.6 0.97 -3.9 1 1 1
1933 31 NYG NL -6.3 -0.7 187 0.4 3.4 -3.0 1.06 -0.2 0.6 -4.0 -0.4 0.97 -2.1 5 0 5
1934 32 TOT NL -10.2 -1.0 197 -1.1 2.4 -3.6 .92 -0.5 -0.7 -14.0 -1.3 0.97 -6.6 3 1 12
1934 32 NYG NL -5.5 -0.5 67 -0.1 1.0 -1.1 .87 0.0 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 0.83 -0.4 0 0 0
1934 32 BRO NL -4.7 -0.4 130 -1.0 1.5 -2.5 .94 -0.5 -0.6 -12.3 -1.2 1.04 -6.2 3 1 12
1935 33 BRO NL 14.6 1.5 855 1.4 14.2 -12.8 .89 1.8 -0.3 20.9 2.1 0.89 22.1 3 1 3
1936 34 BRO NL -4.9 -0.5 346 -1.2 6.3 -7.4 1.15 -0.4 -0.6 -7.3 -0.7 0.89 -5.7 2 1 2
1937 35 BRO NL -1.0 -0.1 16 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 .09 -0.2 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2 1.21 -2.6 0 0 1
12 Yrs 89.3 8.8 4666 6.8 87.6 -80.8 1.06 7.7 -1.3 55.6 5.6 0.91 89.0 29 12 28

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
1924 22 CLE AL 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0% 32.0 32 32 1 0 1.0 1.3
1927 25 BRO NL 27 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 1.000 1 0 3 100% 56.3 65 50 1 2 3.6 8.0
1928 26 BRO NL 40 19 10 5 4 0 1 10 8 .556 10 2 14 74% 52.9 84 16 7 7 5.2 6.9
1929 27 BRO NL 41 39 16 18 5 3 8 18 21 .462 19 3 23 59% 52.3 89 21 23 8 5.2 7.1
1930 28 BRO NL 44 24 9 12 3 3 3 11 13 .458 9 1 10 42% 48.0 88 15 19 8 11 6 5.0 4.4 6.4
1931 29 BRO NL 34 28 13 10 5 1 5 14 14 .500 16 3 18 64% 54.9 78 18 19 7 11 8 4.2 3.4 7.7
1932 30 BRO NL 40 36 19 10 7 1 1 21 15 .583 19 2 19 53% 52.2 82 14 22 5 26 7 4.7 4.6 7.3
1933 31 TOT NL 27 13 3 7 3 1 3 5 8 .385 4 1 5 38% 45.8 74 14 13 6 2 9 4.0 3.0 5.3
1933 31 BRO NL 11 8 2 4 2 1 2 3 5 .375 4 1 3 38% 48.0 74 14 0 0 2 5 2.6 2.2 5.7
1933 31 NYG NL 16 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 3 .400 0 0 2 40% 42.4 60 27 13 6 0 4 6.2 4.7 4.7
1934 32 TOT NL 22 5 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 .600 1 0 1 20% 39.8 65 28 13 3 2 3 3.9 5.3 4.4
1934 32 NYG NL 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 .500 1 0 1 25% 41.0 65 28 2 1 2 2 3.5 4.5 3.9
1934 32 BRO NL 17 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0% 35.0 35 35 11 2 0 1 5.6 7.5 6.3
1935 33 BRO NL 33 25 9 8 8 0 5 11 14 .440 11 1 16 64% 50.0 82 23 12 6 7 13 4.5 4.8 7.1
1936 34 BRO NL 33 16 4 9 3 2 2 6 10 .375 1 1 5 31% 42.8 69 17 15 5 9 6 3.1 2.1 5.3
11 Yrs 353 209 87 82 40 12 28 102 106 .490 91 14 114 55% 50 89 14 113 40 100 69 4.5 4.0 6.8
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 132 -35 5.0 4.6 7.0

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
1924 22 CLE AL 12 11 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 1 6.6
1927 25 BRO NL 27 24 19 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 8 4 6.2
1928 26 BRO NL 40 21 13 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 16 2 4 9.0
1929 27 BRO NL 41 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.5
1930 28 BRO NL 44 20 14 4 1 9 7 2 78% 9 0 20 4 20% 8 1.156 10 5 3 9 4 6 11 8 9 3 9 4 6.8
1931 29 BRO NL 34 6 2 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 6 1 17% 7 1.006 3 2 0 1 1 3 3 2 4 1 3 1 8.3
1932 30 BRO NL 40 4 4 1 2 1 0 1 0% 1 0 5 5 100% 9 1.134 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 8.8
1933 31 TOT NL 27 14 6 2 1 2 1 1 50% 3 1 15 9 60% 1.123 6 1 6 4 2 7 8 5 7 3 6 2 5.6
1933 31 BRO NL 11 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 7 4 57% 2 1.173 1 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 5.3
1933 31 NYG NL 16 11 5 2 1 1 0 1 0% 2 1 8 5 63% 8 1.061 5 0 5 3 2 5 5 5 6 2 5 2 5.6
1934 32 TOT NL 22 17 8 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 0 12 8 67% .915 3 1 12 2 1 13 5 11 7 6 6 0 3.9
1934 32 NYG NL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .869 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.0
1934 32 BRO NL 17 16 7 1 0 1 0 1 0% 2 0 12 8 67% 7 .939 3 1 12 2 1 13 5 11 6 6 6 0 3.6
1935 33 BRO NL 33 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 17% 5 .889 3 1 3 1 2 5 5 3 7 1 7 0 11.5
1936 34 BRO NL 33 17 7 3 2 1 2 1 200% 1 0 1 0 0% 1.153 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 4 10 3 2 3 6.2
1937 35 BRO NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 8 .093 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.5
12 Yrs 355 146 86 24 15 15 17 6 113% 17 1 66 29 44% 1.055 29 12 28 19 12 41 36 36 84 32 36 19 6.7

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%
1924 22 CLE AL 131 0.0% 4.6% 10.7% 79%
1927 25 BRO NL 305 0.7% 10.5% 6.2% 0.7% 3% 80%
1928 26 BRO NL 829 0.5% 10.3% 6.0% 1.8% 8% 79%
1929 27 BRO NL 1189 1.2% 11.8% 6.0% 3.8% 15% 79%
1930 28 BRO NL 827 30% 2.4% 9.8% 4.6% 7.5% 30% 1.02 82% 150 21 14%
1931 29 BRO NL 981 27% 0.4% 9.8% 5.3% 7.3% 30% 1.01 82% 145 16 11%
1932 30 BRO NL 1131 31% 0.9% 8.8% 4.3% 7.3% 29% 1.10 84% 172 26 15%
1933 31 TOT NL 414 33% 1.2% 6.0% 4.1% 6.5% 23% 1.04 86% 76 7 9%
1933 31 BRO NL 215 31% 0.9% 6.5% 2.8% 7.4% 26% 1.21 86% 44 5 11%
1933 31 NYG NL 199 36% 1.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 19% 0.85 85% 32 2 6%
1934 32 TOT NL 210 41% 2.4% 7.6% 6.7% 6.2% 21% 1.63 82% 33 3 9%
1934 32 NYG NL 83 51% 6.0% 7.2% 6.0% 12.1% 44% 2.15 81% 5 1 20%
1934 32 BRO NL 127 36% 0.0% 7.9% 7.1% 2.4% 8% 1.37 83% 28 2 7%
1935 33 BRO NL 854 35% 1.3% 4.1% 3.3% 7.3% 29% 1.60 90% 133 25 19%
1936 34 BRO NL 548 40% 2.0% 5.1% 5.1% 5.3% 18% 0.97 87% 55 2 4%
1937 35 BRO NL 16 31% 0.0% 0.0% 18.8% 12.5% 50% 1.33 88% 3 0 0%
12 Yrs 7435 32% 1.2% 8.7% 5.2% 5.5% 22% 1.15 83% 767 100 13%
MLB Averages 52% 1.3% 7.9% 8.1% 4.8% 19% 1.01 80% 9%

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
1924 22 CLE AL 38 0 2
1927 25 BRO NL 74 2 0
1928 26 BRO NL 193 4 1
1929 27 BRO NL 295 14 6
1930 28 BRO NL 791 209 20 1 12 14 6 12 8 40 23 4 58% 15 1 1 284 6 11 35% 5 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 12 36
1931 29 BRO NL 886 243 4 0 16 2 1 1 2 42 17 9 40% 13 3 3 324 7 9 44% 7 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 95
1932 30 BRO NL 1097 282 10 0 12 4 6 8 2 48 24 6 50% 19 3 1 392 9 5 64% 9 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 34
1933 31 TOT NL 390 119 5 0 8 3 2 4 1 21 12 4 57% 2 0 0 157 0 5 0% 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
1933 31 BRO NL 215 61 2 0 3 0 2 1 1 12 7 3 58% 1 0 0 84 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 31 NYG NL 175 58 3 0 5 3 0 3 0 9 5 1 56% 1 0 0 73 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
1934 32 TOT NL 192 63 5 0 4 1 0 0 1 12 11 1 92% 4 3 0 77 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 18
1934 32 NYG NL 65 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 50% 0 2 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18
1934 32 BRO NL 127 40 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 10 10 1 100% 4 1 0 56 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1935 33 BRO NL 844 215 11 0 6 6 6 6 6 36 24 0 67% 25 1 1 310 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10
1936 34 BRO NL 340 162 11 0 6 4 4 3 5 20 15 0 75% 10 1 0 117 1 3 25% 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 208
1937 35 BRO NL 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 100% 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 4556 1897 86 1 65 34 25 34 25 220 127 24 58% 90 21 6 1670 27 36 43% 26 31 1 0 0 5 3 0 38 425
MLB Averages 56% 54%

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+
1924 22 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43 62
1925 23 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43 62
1926 24 1 3 .250 7.01 12 1 4 0 0 0 25.2 38 27 20 0 14 6 2 0 2 132 62 2.026 13.3 0.0 4.9 2.1 0.43 62
1927 25 8 5 .615 3.53 39 4 23 1 0 2 99.1 112 50 39 2 33 38 2 0 2 437 115 1.460 10.1 0.2 3.0 3.4 1.15 115
1928 26 20 14 .588 2.97 79 23 36 11 2 5 294.0 305 125 97 6 83 123 3 0 3 1266 135 1.320 9.3 0.2 2.5 3.8 1.48 135
1929 27 36 33 .522 3.35 120 62 38 30 5 6 573.0 600 261 213 20 154 263 6 0 9 2455 129 1.316 9.4 0.3 2.4 4.1 1.71 129
1930 28 49 46 .516 3.56 164 86 52 39 6 13 773.0 809 371 306 40 192 344 6 0 10 3282 125 1.295 9.4 0.5 2.2 4.0 1.79 125
1931 29 63 56 .529 3.48 198 114 54 55 9 14 1006.1 1052 457 389 44 244 440 7 1 13 4263 124 1.288 9.4 0.4 2.2 3.9 1.80 124
1932 30 83 68 .550 3.48 238 150 58 74 11 14 1279.1 1334 579 495 54 293 539 11 2 16 5399 121 1.272 9.4 0.4 2.1 3.8 1.84 121
1933 31 88 76 .537 3.57 265 163 64 78 12 15 1374.0 1453 633 545 59 310 564 15 2 16 5813 116 1.283 9.5 0.4 2.0 3.7 1.82 116
1934 32 91 78 .538 3.64 287 168 72 79 12 15 1418.0 1516 667 574 64 324 580 16 2 19 6023 114 1.298 9.6 0.4 2.1 3.7 1.79 114
1935 33 104 86 .547 3.60 320 193 77 90 13 15 1625.0 1731 760 650 75 352 615 17 2 20 6877 114 1.282 9.6 0.4 1.9 3.4 1.75 114
1936 34 111 97 .534 3.66 353 209 84 91 14 17 1745.0 1893 833 709 86 380 643 17 2 21 7425 113 1.303 9.8 0.4 2.0 3.3 1.69 113
1937 35 111 97 .534 3.66 355 209 86 91 14 17 1747.1 1897 836 711 86 383 643 17 2 21 7441 112 1.305 9.8 0.4 2.0 3.3 1.68 112

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
1924 22 1 2 .333 7.33 27.0 36 24 22 0 13 6 2 1.815 12.0 4.3 2.0 0.46 0.0 12
1927 25 5 4 .556 2.42 78.0 76 23 21 2 20 34 0 1.231 8.8 2.3 3.9 1.70 0.2 27
1928 26 13 10 .565 2.85 205.0 193 72 65 4 50 89 1 1.185 8.5 2.2 3.9 1.78 0.2 40
1929 27 18 15 .545 3.19 293.0 277 116 104 13 67 147 3 1.174 8.5 2.1 4.5 2.19 0.4 41
1930 28 12 11 .522 3.36 209.0 188 87 78 18 34 85 0 1.062 8.1 1.5 3.7 2.50 0.8 44
1931 29 16 11 .593 2.84 244.0 250 86 77 4 53 100 1 1.242 9.2 2.0 3.7 1.89 0.1 34
1932 30 17 15 .531 3.44 285.0 288 121 109 10 50 103 4 1.186 9.1 1.6 3.3 2.06 0.3 40
1933 31 5 6 .455 5.18 99.0 134 63 57 6 19 26 5 1.545 12.2 1.7 2.4 1.37 0.5 27
1934 32 2 3 .400 6.13 47.0 65 35 32 5 14 17 1 1.681 12.4 2.7 3.3 1.21 1.0 22
1935 33 13 11 .542 3.34 218.0 217 90 81 11 28 37 1 1.124 9.0 1.2 1.5 1.32 0.5 33
1936 34 7 7 .500 4.32 125.0 157 67 60 11 27 29 0 1.472 11.3 1.9 2.1 1.07 0.8 33
1937 35 0 0 13.50 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 2.500 13.5 9.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 2
12 Yrs 109 95 .534 3.48 1832.0 1884 787 709 84 377 673 18 1.234 9.3 3.3 1.79 0.4 355



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 NL (20, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1227th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1929 NL  5.4 (8th)
1931 NL  6.3 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1928 NL  4.6 (7th)
1929 NL  5.8 (1st)
1931 NL  5.8 (2nd)
1932 NL  3.2 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1928 NL  2.68 (4th)
1929 NL  3.74 (10th)
1930 NL  4.18 (9th)
1931 NL  3.20 (9th)
1935 NL  3.30 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1929 NL  16 (8th)
1932 NL  20 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1931 NL  .583 (10th)
1932 NL  .625 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1928 NL  1.248 (9th)
1929 NL  1.312 (6th)
1930 NL  1.235 (2nd)
1932 NL  1.212 (7th)
1935 NL  1.174 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  9.516 (9th)
1930 NL  9.405 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  2.290 (5th)
1930 NL  1.710 (1st)
1931 NL  2.006 (4th)
1932 NL  1.615 (8th)
1935 NL  1.217 (1st)
Career  1.973 (86th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1928 NL  3.930 (4th)
1929 NL  4.516 (3rd)
1930 NL  3.645 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1928 NL  40 (9th)
1929 NL  41 (7th)
1930 NL  44 (6th)
1932 NL  40 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1928 NL  3 (6th)
1930 NL  7 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1929 NL  279.0 (1st)
1932 NL  273.0 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1928 NL  85 (6th)
1929 NL  140 (2nd)
1932 NL  99 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1929 NL  39 (1st)
1932 NL  36 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1929 NL  19 (2nd)
1932 NL  19 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1928 NL  2 (7th)
1929 NL  3 (4th)
1931 NL  3 (5th)
1932 NL  2 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1930 NL  20 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1929 NL  295 (1st)
1931 NL  243 (9th)
1932 NL  282 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1928 NL  1.700 (2nd)
1929 NL  1.972 (2nd)
1930 NL  2.132 (3rd)
1931 NL  1.846 (7th)
1932 NL  2.020 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1928 NL  0.185 (4th)
1929 NL  0.452 (9th)
1931 NL  0.154 (1st)
1932 NL  0.330 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1929 NL  19 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1929 NL  116 (5th)
1932 NL  106 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1929 NL  6 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1929 NL  1,189 (1st)
1932 NL  1,136 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1927 NL  19 (2nd)
1928 NL  13 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1928 NL  148 (3rd)
1929 NL  124 (10th)
1930 NL  118 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1928 NL  3.09 (2nd)
1929 NL  3.61 (1st)
1930 NL  4.56 (9th)
1931 NL  3.19 (2nd)
1932 NL  3.35 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1928 NL  25 (7th)
1929 NL  27 (6th)
1930 NL  16 (10th)
1931 NL  22 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1928 NL  2.5 (7th)
1929 NL  2.5 (6th)
1931 NL  2.2 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1930 NL  28.80 (5th)
1931 NL  29.81 (3rd)
1935 NL  20.90 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1930 NL  2.4 (8th)
1931 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1932 NL  2.0 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1930 NL  3.0 (3rd)
1931 NL  3.1 (1st)
1932 NL  1.5 (7th)
1935 NL  1.8 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1930 NL  2.6 (5th)
1931 NL  3.1 (3rd)
1935 NL  2.1 (9th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (280), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 86 (285), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (959), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (889), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (312th), 26.4 career WAR/27.5 7yr-peak WAR/26.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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