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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Dodgers/Giants/Indians 1924-1937

Final Game: May 9, 1937 (Age 34.358)
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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .412 .493

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 2.4% 9.8% 4.6% 4.2% 17% 81%
1931 29 BRO NL 981 0.4% 9.8% 5.3% 4.1% 17% 82%
1932 30 BRO NL 1131 0.9% 8.8% 4.3% 3.8% 15% 84%
1933 31 TOT NL 414 1.2% 6.0% 4.1% 3.1% 11% 86%
1933 31 BRO NL 215 0.9% 6.5% 2.8% 4.7% 16% 86%
1933 31 NYG NL 199 1.5% 5.5% 5.5% 85%
1934 32 TOT NL 210 2.4% 7.6% 6.7% 3.3% 11% 82%
1934 32 NYG NL 83 6.0% 7.2% 6.0% 8.4% 30% 81%
1934 32 BRO NL 127 0.0% 7.9% 7.1% 83%
1935 33 BRO NL 854 1.3% 4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 14% 90%
1936 34 BRO NL 548 2.0% 5.1% 5.1% 2.0% 7% 87%
1937 35 BRO NL 16 0.0% 0.0% 18.8% 88%
12 Yrs 7435 1.2% 8.7% 5.2% 3.2% 13% 83%
MLB Averages 1.3% 7.9% 8.1% 3.2% 13% 80%

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 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
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 77 23 21 2 20 34 0 1.244 8.9 2.3 3.9 1.70 0.2 27
1928 26 13 10 .565 2.99 205.0 198 75 68 4 51 89 1 1.215 8.7 2.2 3.9 1.75 0.2 40
1929 27 18 15 .545 3.35 293.0 283 121 109 13 68 147 3 1.198 8.7 2.1 4.5 2.16 0.4 41
1930 28 12 11 .522 3.49 209.0 192 90 81 18 35 85 0 1.086 8.3 1.5 3.7 2.43 0.8 44
1931 29 16 11 .593 2.95 244.0 255 89 80 4 55 100 1 1.270 9.4 2.0 3.7 1.82 0.1 34
1932 30 17 15 .531 3.54 285.0 295 125 112 10 51 103 4 1.214 9.3 1.6 3.3 2.02 0.3 40
1933 31 5 6 .455 5.36 99.0 139 66 59 6 20 26 5 1.606 12.6 1.8 2.4 1.30 0.5 27
1934 32 2 3 .400 6.13 47.0 66 36 32 5 15 17 1 1.723 12.6 2.9 3.3 1.13 1.0 22
1935 33 13 11 .542 3.47 218.0 221 93 84 11 29 37 1 1.147 9.1 1.2 1.5 1.28 0.5 33
1936 34 7 7 .500 4.54 125.0 161 70 63 11 28 29 0 1.512 11.6 2.0 2.1 1.04 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 3.61 1832.0 1926 815 734 84 387 673 18 1.263 9.5 3.3 1.74 0.4 355

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 (1203rd)

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 (84th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (272), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 86 (281), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (990), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (307th), 26.4 career WAR/27.5 7yr-peak WAR/26.9 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: William Lefty Watson Watty Clark

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