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Bert Cole

Albert George Cole

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 1, 1896 in San Francisco, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1921 (Age 24.292)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1921 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Indians 1921-1927

Final Game: September 18, 1927 (Age 31.079)
Died: May 30, 1975 in San Mateo, CA
Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1921 24 DET AL 7 4 .636 4.27 20 11 9 7 1 1 109.2 134 66 52 3 36 22 4 1 0 494 101 4.15 1.550 11.0 0.2 3.0 1.8 0.61
1922 25 DET AL 1 6 .143 4.88 23 5 12 2 1 0 79.1 105 60 43 4 39 21 1 1 1 383 80 4.65 1.815 11.9 0.5 4.4 2.4 0.54
1923 26 DET AL 13 5 .722 4.14 52 13 26 6 1 5 163.0 183 95 75 9 61 32 5 0 0 733 93 4.47 1.497 10.1 0.5 3.4 1.8 0.52
1924 27 DET AL 3 9 .250 4.69 28 12 10 2 1 2 109.1 135 69 57 4 35 16 4 0 2 486 88 4.29 1.555 11.1 0.3 2.9 1.3 0.46
1925 28 TOT AL 3 4 .429 6.03 27 4 11 1 0 1 77.2 99 60 52 2 40 16 2 0 2 358 73 4.66 1.790 11.5 0.2 4.6 1.9 0.40
1925 28 DET AL 2 3 .400 5.88 14 2 6 1 0 1 33.2 44 27 22 2 15 7 1 0 2 157 74 4.89 1.752 11.8 0.5 4.0 1.9 0.47
1925 28 CLE AL 1 1 .500 6.14 13 2 5 0 0 0 44.0 55 33 30 0 25 9 1 0 0 201 73 4.48 1.818 11.3 0.0 5.1 1.8 0.36
1927 30 CHW AL 1 4 .200 4.73 27 2 18 0 0 0 66.2 79 43 35 3 19 12 3 0 1 292 86 4.24 1.470 10.7 0.4 2.6 1.6 0.63
6 Yrs 28 32 .467 4.67 177 47 86 18 4 9 605.2 735 393 314 25 230 119 19 2 6 2746 88 4.40 1.593 10.9 0.4 3.4 1.8 0.52
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .467 4.67 54 14 26 5 1 3 184 223 119 95 8 70 36 6 1 2 834 88 4.40 1.593 10.9 0.4 3.4 1.8 0.52
DET (5 yrs) 26 27 .491 4.53 137 43 63 18 4 9 495.0 601 317 249 22 186 98 15 2 5 2253 90 4.42 1.590 10.9 0.4 3.4 1.8 0.53
CLE (1 yr) 1 1 .500 6.14 13 2 5 0 0 0 44.0 55 33 30 0 25 9 1 0 0 201 73 4.48 1.818 11.3 0.0 5.1 1.8 0.36
CHW (1 yr) 1 4 .200 4.73 27 2 18 0 0 0 66.2 79 43 35 3 19 12 3 0 1 292 86 4.24 1.470 10.7 0.4 2.6 1.6 0.63
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
1921 24 DET AL 109.2 20 11 66 5.42 5.10 -0.41 0.00 99.3 5.48 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.1 14 .500 .500 $3,000
1922 25 DET AL 79.1 23 5 60 6.81 4.73 -0.08 0.00 96.0 4.62 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -11 .423 .489 $4,000
1923 26 DET AL 164.0 52 13 95 5.21 4.76 0.00 0.00 97.1 4.62 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .479 .493 $4,000
1924 27 DET AL 109.1 28 12 69 5.68 5.06 0.08 0.00 96.6 4.80 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.0 2 .461 .493 $5,000
1925 28 DET AL 33.2 14 2 27 7.22 5.32 0.10 0.00 99.8 5.20 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .451 .496 $4,000
1925 28 CLE AL 43.0 13 2 33 6.91 5.29 -0.08 0.00 103.5 5.56 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .454 .496
1927 30 CHW AL 66.2 27 2 43 5.81 5.11 0.13 0.00 97.6 4.87 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 1 .474 .496 $6,000
6 Seasons 605.2 177 47 393 5.84 4.98 -0.06 0.00 97.9 4.94 -63 -5.9 1.0 -0.3 0.1 9 .467 .494 $26,000
DET (5 yrs) 496.0 137 43 317 5.75 4.94 -0.08 0.00 97.5 4.89 -49 -4.6 1.0 -0.3 0.3 9 .466 .494 $20,000
CLE (1 yr) 43.0 13 2 33 6.91 5.29 -0.08 0.00 103.5 5.56 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .454 .496
CHW (1 yr) 66.2 27 2 43 5.81 5.11 0.13 0.00 97.6 4.87 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 1 .474 .496 $6,000

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
1921 24 DET AL 30 50 46 12 13 2 3 0 8 0 0 1 4 .283 .298 .457 .754 91 21 0 3 1
1922 25 DET AL 27 28 25 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .160 .222 .160 .382 2 4 0 0 1/8O
1923 26 DET AL 58 57 55 7 14 1 1 1 6 1 0 0 12 .255 .268 .364 .631 66 20 1 1 1
1924 27 DET AL 33 45 37 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 6 .270 .357 .270 .627 65 10 1 2 1/8O
1925 28 TOT AL 27 28 24 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 .208 .321 .208 .530 37 5 0 0 1
1925 28 DET AL 14 12 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .333 .273 .606 56 3 0 0 1
1925 28 CLE AL 13 16 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .154 .313 .154 .466 21 2 0 0 1
1927 30 CHW AL 27 20 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -13 3 0 2 1
6 Yrs 202 228 205 29 49 3 4 1 18 1 1 11 36 .239 .284 .307 .592 54 63 2 8
162 Game Avg. 162 183 164 23 39 2 3 1 14 1 1 9 29 .239 .284 .307 .592 54 51 2 6
DET (5 yrs) 162 192 174 26 44 3 4 1 18 1 1 8 33 .253 .293 .333 .627 63 58 2 6
CLE (1 yr) 13 16 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .154 .313 .154 .466 21 2 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 27 20 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -13 3 0 2

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
1921 24 DET AL 30 50 -1 0 0 0 5 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $3,000 1
1922 25 DET AL 27 28 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $4,000 1/8O
1923 26 DET AL 58 57 -3 0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $4,000 1
1924 27 DET AL 33 45 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,000 1/8O
1925 28 DET AL 14 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $4,000 1
1925 28 CLE AL 13 16 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1927 30 CHW AL 27 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000 1
6 Seasons 202 228 -16 0 0 0 22 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.6 0.0 6 $26,000
DET (5 yrs) 162 192 -11 0 0 0 18 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .504 .501 0.7 0.0 7 $20,000
CLE (1 yr) 13 16 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHW (1 yr) 27 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000

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 Awards
1921 DET AL 24 P 20 11 7 109.2 31 3 28 0 0 1.000 2.54 1.55 .956 2.70 2.68
1922 DET AL 25 P 23 5 2 79.1 29 6 21 2 1 .931 3.06 1.17 .963 2.60 2.59
1922 DET AL 25 CF 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.70
1922 DET AL 25 OF 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 2.30
1923 DET AL 26 P 52 13 6 163.0 47 9 37 1 1 .979 2.54 0.88 .959 2.72 2.70
1924 DET AL 27 P 28 12 2 109.1 40 11 28 1 0 .975 3.21 1.39 .959 2.53 2.49
1924 DET AL 27 CF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.80
1924 DET AL 27 OF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1925 TOT AL 28 P 27 4 1 77.2 30 6 22 2 0 .933 3.24 1.04 .960 2.67 2.64
1925 DET AL 28 P 14 2 1 33.2 16 3 12 1 0 .938 4.01 1.07 .960 2.67 2.64
1925 CLE AL 28 P 13 2 0 44.0 14 3 10 1 0 .929 2.66 1.00 .960 2.66 2.64
1927 CHW AL 30 P 27 2 0 66.2 30 1 27 2 1 .933 3.78 1.04 .959 2.62 2.59
6 Seasons P 177 47 18 605.2 207 36 163 8 3 .961 2.96 1.12 .959 2.65 2.62
2 Seasons CF 3 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .970 2.77
2 Seasons OF 3 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .966 2.37
6 Seasons TOT 180 47 18 605.2 212 41 163 8 3 .962 2.96 1.13 .959 2.65 2.62
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
1923 AL  .722 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1923 AL  52 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1923 AL  5 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1923 AL  26 (3rd)
1927 AL  18 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1923 AL  52 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1723), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1767), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2050), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1464th), 0.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/0.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1921 24 Detroit Tigers $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 25 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 26 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 27 Detroit Tigers $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 28 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/CLE
1927 30 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$26,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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