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King Cole

Leonard Leslie Cole

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 15, 1886 in Toledo, IA
High School: Western HS (Detroit, MI) (All Transactions)
Debut: October 6, 1909 (Age 23.174)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1910 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Yankees/Pirates 1909-1915

Final Game: September 20, 1915 (Age 29.158)
Died: January 6, 1916 in Bay City, MI
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, IA
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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
1909 23 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 1 0 9.0 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 34 2.99 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.33
1910 24 CHC NL 20 4 .833 1.80 33 29 2 21 4 1 239.2 174 64 48 2 130 114 9 0 9 962 160 3.22 1.268 6.5 0.1 4.9 4.3 0.88
1911 25 CHC NL 18 7 .720 3.13 32 27 4 13 2 0 221.1 188 87 77 3 99 101 9 2 11 903 105 3.49 1.297 7.6 0.1 4.0 4.1 1.02
1912 26 TOT NL 3 4 .429 7.68 20 8 10 2 0 0 68.0 97 68 58 3 26 20 4 0 1 318 43 4.16 1.809 12.8 0.4 3.4 2.6 0.77
1912 26 CHC NL 1 2 .333 10.89 8 3 4 0 0 0 19.0 36 26 23 2 8 9 2 0 0 100 31 4.85 2.316 17.1 0.9 3.8 4.3 1.13
1912 26 PIT NL 2 2 .500 6.43 12 5 6 2 0 0 49.0 61 42 35 1 18 11 2 0 1 218 51 3.89 1.612 11.2 0.2 3.3 2.0 0.61
1914 28 NYY AL 10 9 .526 3.30 33 15 12 8 2 0 141.2 151 63 52 3 51 43 1 0 2 576 84 3.21 1.426 9.6 0.2 3.2 2.7 0.84
1915 29 NYY AL 2 3 .400 3.18 10 6 4 2 0 1 51.0 41 27 18 2 22 19 3 0 2 208 93 3.64 1.235 7.2 0.4 3.9 3.4 0.86
6 Yrs 54 27 .667 3.12 129 86 32 47 9 2 730.2 657 309 253 13 331 298 26 2 25 3001 97 3.41 1.352 8.1 0.2 4.1 3.7 0.90
162 Game Avg. 17 9 .667 3.12 41 27 10 15 3 1 231 208 98 80 4 105 94 8 1 8 949 97 3.41 1.352 8.1 0.2 4.1 3.7 0.90
CHC (4 yrs) 40 13 .755 2.72 74 60 10 35 7 1 489.0 404 177 148 7 240 225 20 2 20 1999 113 3.40 1.317 7.4 0.1 4.4 4.1 0.94
NYY (2 yrs) 12 12 .500 3.27 43 21 16 10 2 1 192.2 192 90 70 5 73 62 4 0 4 784 86 3.32 1.375 9.0 0.2 3.4 2.9 0.85
PIT (1 yr) 2 2 .500 6.43 12 5 6 2 0 0 49.0 61 42 35 1 18 11 2 0 1 218 51 3.89 1.612 11.2 0.2 3.3 2.0 0.61
NL (4 yrs) 42 15 .737 3.06 86 65 16 37 7 1 538.0 465 219 183 8 258 236 22 2 21 2217 101 3.45 1.344 7.8 0.1 4.3 3.9 0.91
AL (2 yrs) 12 12 .500 3.27 43 21 16 10 2 1 192.2 192 90 70 5 73 62 4 0 4 784 86 3.32 1.375 9.0 0.2 3.4 2.9 0.85
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
1909 23 CHC NL 9.0 1 1 0 0.00 3.60 0.22 0.00 98.0 3.30 3 0.4 -0.0 0.4 4 .881 .502
1910 24 CHC NL 239.2 33 29 64 2.40 3.95 0.14 0.00 95.0 3.62 31 3.8 1.0 -0.2 5.6 50 .616 .524
1911 25 CHC NL 221.1 32 27 87 3.54 4.36 0.24 0.00 97.0 4.00 13 1.4 1.0 -0.2 3.1 30 .545 .509
1912 26 CHC NL 19.0 8 3 26 12.32 4.57 0.30 0.00 97.0 4.13 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -1.3 -16 .318 .491
1912 26 PIT NL 49.0 12 5 42 7.71 4.57 0.42 0.00 96.0 3.98 -20 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -1.4 -16 .352 .489
1914 28 NYY AL 141.2 33 15 63 4.00 3.69 0.12 0.00 101.0 3.60 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 6 .483 .496
1915 29 NYY AL 51.0 10 6 27 4.76 3.99 0.14 0.00 100.0 3.85 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .446 .497 $3,800
6 Seasons 730.2 129 86 309 3.81 4.08 0.19 0.00 97.3 3.78 1 1.3 1.0 -0.6 7.2 57 .510 .506 $3,800
CHC (4 yrs) 489.0 74 60 177 3.26 4.15 0.19 0.00 96.0 3.80 31 4.2 1.0 -0.4 7.8 68 .556 .513
NYY (2 yrs) 192.2 43 21 90 4.20 3.77 0.13 0.00 100.7 3.67 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.7 5 .474 .497 $3,800
PIT (1 yr) 49.0 12 5 42 7.71 4.57 0.42 0.00 96.0 3.98 -20 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -1.4 -16 .352 .489

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1910 24 CHC NL WS L PHA 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 10 3 3 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 35 1.625 11.3 0.0 3.4 5.6 1.67
1 WS 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 10 3 3 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 35 1.625 11.3 0.0 3.4 5.6 1.67

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
1909 23 CHC NL 1 4 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.250 2.000 514 5 0 0 /1
1910 24 CHC NL 34 99 91 7 21 2 1 0 9 1 3 25 .231 .255 .275 .530 55 25 0 5 1
1911 25 CHC NL 32 85 79 7 12 1 1 0 0 1 1 23 .152 .183 .190 .373 5 15 2 3 1
1912 26 TOT NL 20 22 20 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 1 6 .200 .238 .250 .488 34 5 0 1 1
1912 26 CHC NL 8 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 171 3 0 0 /1
1912 26 PIT NL 12 17 15 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 4 .133 .188 .133 .321 -11 2 0 1 1
1914 28 NYY AL 33 43 42 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 20 .048 .070 .071 .141 -58 3 0 2 1
1915 29 NYY AL 10 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .077 .143 .077 .220 -34 1 0 2 1
6 Yrs 130 269 249 17 43 5 3 0 16 2 0 7 80 .173 .202 .217 .418 21 54 2 13
162 Game Avg. 162 335 310 21 54 6 4 0 20 2 9 100 .173 .202 .217 .418 21 67 2 16
CHC (4 yrs) 75 193 179 15 38 4 3 0 10 2 4 50 .212 .238 .268 .506 45 48 2 8
NYY (2 yrs) 43 59 55 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 26 .055 .088 .073 .160 -52 4 0 4
PIT (1 yr) 12 17 15 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 4 .133 .188 .133 .321 -11 2 0 1
NL (4 yrs) 87 210 194 17 40 4 3 0 14 2 5 54 .206 .234 .258 .492 41 50 2 9
AL (2 yrs) 43 59 55 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 26 .055 .088 .073 .160 -52 4 0 4

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
1909 23 CHC NL 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .692 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1910 24 CHC NL 34 99 -6 -0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1911 25 CHC NL 32 85 -11 -0 0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1912 26 CHC NL 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1912 26 PIT NL 12 17 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1914 28 NYY AL 33 43 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 1
1915 29 NYY AL 10 16 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,800 1
6 Seasons 130 269 -27 0 0 0 21 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .495 .499 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $3,800
CHC (4 yrs) 75 193 -15 -0 0 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .499 0.0 0.0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 43 59 -10 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .485 .497 -0.6 -0.0 -5 $3,800
PIT (1 yr) 12 17 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1910 24 CHC NL WS PHA L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

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
1909 CHC NL 23 P 1 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00 .940 2.80 2.80
1910 CHC NL 24 P 33 239.2 75 3 65 7 3 .907 2.55 2.06 .945 2.82 2.80
1911 CHC NL 25 P 32 221.1 60 3 52 5 5 .917 2.24 1.72 .943 2.77 2.74
1912 TOT NL 26 P 20 68.0 25 1 21 3 0 .880 2.91 1.10 .948 2.54 2.52
1912 CHC NL 26 P 8 19.0 9 1 7 1 0 .889 3.79 1.00 .948 2.56 2.52
1912 PIT NL 26 P 12 49.0 16 0 14 2 0 .875 2.57 1.17 .948 2.53 2.52
1914 NYY AL 28 P 33 15 8 141.2 36 4 29 3 1 .917 2.10 1.00 .936 2.96 2.93
1915 NYY AL 29 P 10 6 2 51.0 21 1 16 4 1 .810 3.00 1.70 .937 3.02 3.00
6 Seasons P 129 21 10 730.2 218 12 184 22 10 .899 2.41 1.52 .943 2.82 2.79
6 Seasons TOT 129 21 10 730.2 218 12 184 22 10 .899 2.41 1.52 .943 2.82 2.79
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1910 NL  5.7 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1910 NL  5.6 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1910 NL  1.80 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1910 NL  20 (4th)
1911 NL  18 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1910 NL  .833 (2nd)
1911 NL  .720 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 NL  6.534 (1st)
1911 NL  7.645 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 NL  4.281 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1910 NL  114 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1910 NL  21 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1910 NL  4 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1910 NL  130 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 NL  0.075 (7th)
1911 NL  0.122 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1910 NL  9 (2nd)
1911 NL  11 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1910 NL  9 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1910 NL  160 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1910 NL  30 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1910 NL  3.4 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1910 NL  7 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (384), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 29 (831), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 22 (596), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 23 (248), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1107th), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1915 29 New York Yankees $3,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,800
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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Name and misspellings: Leonard King Leslie Cole

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