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Joe Coleman

Joseph Patrick Coleman

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 30, 1922 in Medford, MA
High School: Catholic HS (Malden, MA)
School: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1942 (Age 20.051)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Orioles/Tigers 1942-1955

Final Game: September 7, 1955 (Age 33.039)
Died: April 9, 1997 in Fort Myers, FL
Buried: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, FL
Relatives: Father of Joe Coleman and Grandfather of Casey Coleman
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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
1942 19 PHA AL 0 1 .000 3.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 135 2.92 1.500 12.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.00
1946 23 PHA AL 0 2 .000 5.54 4 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 19 8 8 1 8 8 0 0 0 64 65 4.00 2.077 13.2 0.7 5.5 5.5 1.00
1947 24 PHA AL 6 12 .333 4.32 32 21 9 9 2 1 160.1 171 84 77 17 62 65 0 0 0 689 89 4.22 1.453 9.6 1.0 3.5 3.6 1.05
1948 ★ 25 PHA AL 14 13 .519 4.09 33 29 2 13 3 0 215.2 224 105 98 11 90 86 1 1 6 944 106 3.79 1.456 9.3 0.5 3.8 3.6 0.96 AS
1949 26 PHA AL 13 14 .481 3.86 33 30 3 18 1 1 240.1 249 119 103 12 127 109 3 1 3 1063 107 3.88 1.564 9.3 0.4 4.8 4.1 0.86
1950 27 PHA AL 0 5 .000 8.50 15 6 7 2 0 0 54.0 74 54 51 9 50 12 0 0 2 278 54 7.08 2.296 12.3 1.5 8.3 2.0 0.24
1951 28 PHA AL 1 6 .143 5.98 28 9 8 1 0 1 96.1 117 69 64 12 59 34 3 0 3 452 71 5.32 1.827 10.9 1.1 5.5 3.2 0.58
1953 30 PHA AL 3 4 .429 4.00 21 9 9 2 1 0 90.0 85 46 40 8 49 18 1 0 3 388 107 5.02 1.489 8.5 0.8 4.9 1.8 0.37
1954 31 BAL AL 13 17 .433 3.50 33 32 0 15 4 0 221.1 184 102 86 16 96 103 3 0 1 912 102 3.75 1.265 7.5 0.7 3.9 4.2 1.07 MVP-19
1955 32 TOT AL 2 2 .500 5.59 23 2 15 0 0 3 37.0 41 24 23 6 24 0 9 2 0 1 175 70 6.10 1.757 10.0 1.5 5.8 2.2 0.38
1955 32 BAL AL 0 1 .000 10.80 6 2 2 0 0 0 11.2 19 15 14 5 10 0 4 1 0 0 66 36 10.08 2.486 14.7 3.9 7.7 3.1 0.40
1955 32 DET AL 2 1 .667 3.20 17 0 13 0 0 3 25.1 22 9 9 1 14 0 5 1 0 1 109 123 4.26 1.421 7.8 0.4 5.0 1.8 0.36
10 Yrs 52 76 .406 4.38 223 140 55 60 11 6 1134.0 1172 616 552 92 566 0 444 13 2 19 4993 92 4.32 1.533 9.3 0.7 4.5 3.5 0.78
162 Game Avg. 10 14 .406 4.38 42 26 10 11 2 1 212 220 115 103 17 106 83 2 0 4 935 92 4.32 1.533 9.3 0.7 4.5 3.5 0.78
PHA (8 yrs) 37 57 .394 4.55 167 106 40 45 7 3 875.2 947 490 443 70 446 332 8 2 17 3906 92 4.39 1.591 9.7 0.7 4.6 3.4 0.74
BAL (2 yrs) 13 18 .419 3.86 39 34 2 15 4 0 233.0 203 117 100 21 106 0 107 4 0 1 978 93 4.07 1.326 7.8 0.8 4.1 4.1 1.01
DET (1 yr) 2 1 .667 3.20 17 0 13 0 0 3 25.1 22 9 9 1 14 0 5 1 0 1 109 123 4.26 1.421 7.8 0.4 5.0 1.8 0.36
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
1942 19 PHA AL 6.0 1 0 5 7.50 4.37 -0.39 0.00 108.0 5.15 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .350 .499
1946 23 PHA AL 13.1 4 2 8 5.40 4.20 -0.27 0.00 100.1 4.47 -1 -0.2 .5 0.0 -0.0 -0 .462 .499 $2,500
1947 24 PHA AL 160.1 32 21 84 4.72 4.38 0.25 0.00 104.0 4.29 -7 -0.8 .8 -0.1 0.4 4 .476 .495 $5,500
1948 ★ 25 PHA AL 215.2 33 29 105 4.38 4.74 0.01 0.00 100.4 4.75 9 0.9 1.2 -0.1 2.5 27 .527 .505 $8,000 AS
1949 26 PHA AL 240.1 33 30 119 4.46 4.85 0.16 0.00 97.7 4.58 4 0.4 3.4 -0.1 2.2 23 .511 .502 $10,000
1950 27 PHA AL 54.0 15 6 54 9.00 5.82 -0.11 0.00 102.2 6.07 -18 -1.5 .3 0.1 -0.9 -12 .397 .490 $12,500
1951 28 PHA AL 95.1 28 9 69 6.51 4.48 0.12 0.00 104.6 4.56 -21 -2.0 .8 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .427 .487 $10,000
1953 30 PHA AL 90.0 21 9 46 4.60 4.64 -0.22 0.00 107.9 5.24 6 0.6 .2 -0.2 1.2 14 .529 .504 $7,500
1954 31 BAL AL 221.1 33 32 102 4.15 4.34 -0.23 0.00 94.5 4.33 5 0.6 5.3 -0.1 2.3 22 .517 .503 $8,500 MVP-19
1955 32 BAL AL 11.2 6 2 15 11.57 4.50 -0.43 0.00 97.8 4.82 -9 -0.8 .5 0.1 -0.6 -8 .364 .495 $15,000
1955 32 DET AL 25.1 17 0 9 3.20 4.30 -0.01 0.00 98.6 4.25 3 0.3 .5 -0.1 0.4 5 .517 .502
10 Seasons 1133.1 223 140 616 4.89 4.64 0.00 0.00 100.2 4.64 -32 -2.8 .7 -0.5 6.1 60 .488 .499 $79,500
PHA (8 yrs) 875.0 167 106 490 5.04 4.72 0.07 0.00 101.7 4.73 -31 -2.8 .8 -0.3 4.0 41 .483 .498 $56,000
BAL (2 yrs) 233.0 39 34 117 4.52 4.35 -0.24 0.00 94.7 4.35 -4 -0.3 1.4 -0.0 1.7 14 .493 .502 $23,500
DET (1 yr) 25.1 17 0 9 3.20 4.30 -0.01 0.00 98.6 4.25 3 0.3 .5 -0.1 0.4 5 .517 .502

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
1942 19 PHA AL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1946 23 PHA AL 4 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 126 2 0 0 0 /1
1947 24 PHA AL 32 55 48 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 25 .146 .212 .188 .399 11 9 1 0 3 1
1948 ★ 25 PHA AL 33 84 74 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 29 .122 .177 .149 .326 -13 11 2 0 6 1 AS
1949 26 PHA AL 33 91 79 4 14 3 0 1 5 0 0 5 29 .177 .226 .253 .479 28 20 4 0 7 1
1950 27 PHA AL 15 19 17 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 .059 .158 .235 .393 0 4 1 0 0 1
1951 28 PHA AL 28 30 27 2 7 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 12 .259 .310 .370 .681 83 10 0 0 1 1
1953 30 PHA AL 21 29 28 1 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .286 .310 .357 .667 78 10 0 0 0 1
1954 31 BAL AL 33 81 74 4 13 3 0 2 5 1 0 3 22 .176 .208 .297 .505 43 22 2 0 4 0 1 MVP-19
1955 32 TOT AL 23 8 7 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .714 .714 .857 1.571 331 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
1955 32 BAL AL 6 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 361 3 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 32 DET AL 17 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500 309 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
10 Yrs 223 406 363 20 66 16 0 4 26 1 0 22 133 .182 .229 .259 .488 32 94 10 0 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 295 264 15 48 12 0 3 19 1 0 16 97 .182 .229 .259 .488 32 68 7 0 16
PHA (8 yrs) 167 317 282 14 48 12 0 2 20 0 0 19 111 .170 .223 .234 .457 23 66 8 0 17
BAL (2 yrs) 39 84 77 4 15 4 0 2 6 1 0 3 22 .195 .225 .325 .550 55 25 2 0 4 0 0
DET (1 yr) 17 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500 309 3 0 0 1 0 0

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
1942 19 PHA AL 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .430 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1946 23 PHA AL 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,500 /1
1947 24 PHA AL 32 55 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $5,500 1
1948 ★ 25 PHA AL 33 84 -13 -0 0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $8,000 1 AS
1949 26 PHA AL 33 91 -10 0 -1 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000 1
1950 27 PHA AL 15 19 -3 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1951 28 PHA AL 28 30 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $10,000 1
1953 30 PHA AL 21 29 -1 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $7,500 1
1954 31 BAL AL 33 81 -7 -0 -0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 $8,500 1 MVP-19
1955 32 BAL AL 6 3 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .519 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 /1
1955 32 DET AL 17 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
10 Seasons 223 406 -40 -0 -1 0 44 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 $79,500
PHA (8 yrs) 167 317 -36 0 -1 0 34 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $56,000
BAL (2 yrs) 39 84 -6 -0 -0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .501 0.3 -0.0 3 $23,500
DET (1 yr) 17 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2

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
1942 PHA AL 19 P 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .960 2.25 2.30 1 0 0% 0
1946 PHA AL 23 P 4 2 0 13.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.69 0.25 .950 2.01 2.00 0 0 0
1947 PHA AL 24 P 32 21 9 160.1 22 5 16 1 0 .955 1.18 0.66 .955 1.92 1.90 1 4 80% 50% 1
1948 PHA AL 25 P 33 29 13 215.2 42 6 33 3 3 .929 1.63 1.18 .963 2.02 1.99 4 2 33% 48% 2 AS
1949 PHA AL 26 P 33 30 18 240.1 32 7 23 2 3 .938 1.12 0.91 .962 2.12 2.09 8 10 56% 46% 1
1950 PHA AL 27 P 15 6 2 54.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.50 0.20 .950 2.03 1.99 5 1 17% 0
1951 PHA AL 28 P 28 9 1 96.1 17 7 9 1 1 .941 1.49 0.57 .953 2.06 2.06 3 4 57% 45% 0
1953 PHA AL 30 P 21 9 2 90.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 1.10 0.52 .957 1.95 1.93 3 3 50% 50% 1
1954 BAL AL 31 P 33 32 15 221.1 59 15 41 3 5 .949 2.28 1.70 .959 2.01 1.99 8 14 64% 48% 4 MVP-19
1955 TOT AL 32 P 23 2 0 37.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 2.68 0.48 .955 1.99 1.97 3 1 25% 47% 0
1955 BAL AL 32 P 6 2 0 11.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.33 .955 2.01 1.97 2 0 0% 47% 0
1955 DET AL 32 P 17 0 0 25.1 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 3.20 0.53 .956 1.99 1.97 1 1 50% 47% 0
10 Seasons P 223 140 60 1134.0 199 44 145 10 13 .950 1.50 0.85 .959 2.02 1.99 36 39 52% 43% 9
10 Seasons TOT 223 140 60 1134.0 199 44 145 10 13 .950 1.50 0.85 .959 2.02 1.99 36 39 52% 43% 9
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1954 AL (19, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 AL  7.482 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1949 AL  240.3 (9th)
1954 AL  221.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1949 AL  109 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1949 AL  30 (10th)
1954 AL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1949 AL  18 (7th)
1954 AL  15 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)
1954 AL  4 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 AL  17 (2nd)
1954 AL  16 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  127 (6th)
1954 AL  96 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  249 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  0.459 (8th)
1949 AL  0.449 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1949 AL  14 (7th)
1954 AL  17 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  103 (4th)
1954 AL  86 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1948 AL  6 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1948 AL  944 (10th)
1949 AL  1,063 (8th)
1954 AL  912 (10th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1954 AL  3 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1942 AL  born 1922-07-30 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 20 (1091), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1611), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1918), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1021st), 6.4 career WAR/8.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 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
1946 23 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 24 Philadelphia Athletics $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 25 Philadelphia Athletics $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 26 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 27 Philadelphia Athletics $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 28 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 30 Philadelphia Athletics $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 31 Baltimore Orioles $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 32 Baltimore Orioles $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BAL/DET
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,500
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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