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Mort Cooper

Morton Cecil Cooper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 2, 1913 in Atherton, MO
High School: William Chrisman HS (Independence, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1938 (Age 25.196)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Giants/Cubs 1938-1949

Final Game: May 7, 1949 (Age 36.066)
Died: November 17, 1958 in Little Rock, AR
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Independence, MO
Relatives: Brother of Walker Cooper
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #263. Tom Gordon… #264. Javier Vazquez… #265. Rick Wise… #266. MORT COOPER… #267. Chris Short… #268. Red Lucas… #269. Jack Coombs… 

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
1938 25 STL NL 2 1 .667 3.04 4 3 1 1 0 1 23.2 17 11 8 1 12 11 1 0 0 102 131 4.19 1.225 6.5 0.4 4.6 4.2 0.92
1939 26 STL NL 12 6 .667 3.25 45 26 12 7 2 5 210.2 208 94 76 6 97 130 2 1 4 919 127 3.52 1.448 8.9 0.3 4.1 5.6 1.34
1940 27 STL NL 11 12 .478 3.63 38 29 6 16 3 3 230.2 225 103 93 12 86 95 3 2 5 992 109 3.85 1.348 8.8 0.5 3.4 3.7 1.10
1941 28 STL NL 13 9 .591 3.91 29 25 2 12 0 0 186.2 175 88 81 15 69 118 3 0 7 800 97 3.60 1.307 8.4 0.7 3.3 5.7 1.71 MVP-24
1942 ★ 29 STL NL 22 7 .759 1.78 37 35 1 22 10 0 278.2 207 73 55 9 68 152 5 0 5 1100 192 2.53 0.987 6.7 0.3 2.2 4.9 2.24 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 30 STL NL 21 8 .724 2.30 37 32 5 24 6 3 274.0 228 81 70 5 79 141 5 2 4 1109 147 2.54 1.120 7.5 0.2 2.6 4.6 1.78 AS,MVP-5
1944 31 STL NL 22 7 .759 2.46 34 33 1 22 7 1 252.1 227 74 69 6 60 97 5 1 0 1023 145 2.85 1.137 8.1 0.2 2.1 3.5 1.62 MVP-9
1945 32 TOT NL 9 4 .692 2.92 24 14 9 5 1 1 101.2 97 42 33 5 34 59 2 0 0 426 132 3.08 1.289 8.6 0.4 3.0 5.2 1.74
1945 32 STL NL 2 0 1.000 1.52 4 3 0 1 0 0 23.2 20 7 4 1 7 14 1 0 0 97 251 2.92 1.141 7.6 0.4 2.7 5.3 2.00
1945 32 BSN NL 7 4 .636 3.35 20 11 9 4 1 1 78.0 77 35 29 4 27 45 1 0 0 329 115 3.13 1.333 8.9 0.5 3.1 5.2 1.67
1946 ★ 33 BSN NL 13 11 .542 3.12 28 27 1 15 4 1 199.0 181 76 69 16 39 83 0 1 2 805 111 3.18 1.106 8.2 0.7 1.8 3.8 2.13 AS
1947 34 TOT NL 3 10 .231 5.40 18 15 1 4 0 0 83.1 99 58 50 8 26 27 2 0 0 369 75 4.10 1.500 10.7 0.9 2.8 2.9 1.04
1947 34 BSN NL 2 5 .286 4.05 10 7 1 2 0 0 46.2 48 26 21 1 13 15 2 0 0 198 98 3.10 1.307 9.3 0.2 2.5 2.9 1.15
1947 34 NYG NL 1 5 .167 7.12 8 8 0 2 0 0 36.2 51 32 29 7 13 12 0 0 0 171 58 5.39 1.745 12.5 1.7 3.2 2.9 0.92
1949 36 CHC NL 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 6 0.00
11 Yrs 128 75 .631 2.97 295 239 39 128 33 15 1840.2 1666 703 607 84 571 913 28 7 28 7648 124 3.17 1.215 8.1 0.4 2.8 4.5 1.60
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .631 2.97 38 30 5 16 4 2 234 212 90 77 11 73 116 4 1 4 974 124 3.17 1.215 8.1 0.4 2.8 4.5 1.60
STL (8 yrs) 105 50 .677 2.77 228 186 28 105 28 13 1480.1 1307 531 456 55 478 758 25 6 25 6142 133 3.10 1.206 7.9 0.3 2.9 4.6 1.59
BSN (3 yrs) 22 20 .524 3.31 58 45 11 21 5 2 323.2 306 137 119 21 79 143 3 1 2 1332 110 3.16 1.189 8.5 0.6 2.2 4.0 1.81
NYG (1 yr) 1 5 .167 7.12 8 8 0 2 0 0 36.2 51 32 29 7 13 12 0 0 0 171 58 5.39 1.745 12.5 1.7 3.2 2.9 0.92
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 6 0.00
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
1938 25 STL NL 23.2 4 3 11 4.18 4.19 -0.11 0.00 102.1 4.40 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .517 .500
1939 26 STL NL 210.2 45 26 94 4.02 4.47 0.10 0.00 103.9 4.54 13 1.4 1.0 -0.1 3.2 31 .532 .509
1940 27 STL NL 230.2 38 29 103 4.02 4.38 -0.18 0.00 102.2 4.67 17 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.9 38 .550 .512
1941 28 STL NL 186.2 29 25 88 4.24 4.18 0.27 0.00 103.2 4.03 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.3 12 .487 .498 MVP-24
1942 ★ 29 STL NL 278.2 37 35 73 2.36 3.81 0.12 0.00 104.5 3.85 48 6.2 1.0 -0.1 8.4 67 .667 .538 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 30 STL NL 274.0 37 32 81 2.66 3.95 0.33 0.00 101.2 3.66 30 3.7 1.0 -0.2 5.9 51 .600 .523 AS,MVP-5
1944 31 STL NL 252.1 34 33 74 2.64 4.14 0.45 0.00 98.9 3.65 29 3.3 1.0 -0.2 5.3 49 .598 .521 $15,000 MVP-9
1945 32 STL NL 23.2 4 3 7 2.66 4.24 0.12 0.00 99.0 4.08 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .600 .502 $15,000
1945 32 BSN NL 78.0 20 11 35 4.04 4.12 -0.03 0.00 100.9 4.19 1 0.1 1.7 -0.1 0.7 8 .504 .501
1946 ★ 33 BSN NL 201.0 28 27 76 3.40 3.96 0.03 0.00 101.0 3.98 13 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.4 31 .553 .509 AS
1947 34 BSN NL 45.1 10 7 26 5.16 4.49 0.01 0.00 97.9 4.38 -4 -0.4 .7 -0.0 0.1 1 .460 .498
1947 34 NYG NL 36.2 8 8 32 7.85 4.37 0.00 0.00 101.3 4.43 -14 -1.2 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .345 .492
1949 36 CHC NL 0.0 1 0 3 104.0 1.8 0.0
11 Seasons 1841.1 295 239 703 3.44 4.13 0.15 0.00 101.9 4.06 134 16.6 1.1 -1.1 32.2 287 .554 .512 $30,000
STL (8 yrs) 1480.1 228 186 531 3.23 4.13 0.18 0.00 102.2 4.04 139 16.6 1.0 -0.9 28.9 256 .573 .516 $30,000
BSN (3 yrs) 324.1 58 45 137 3.80 4.08 0.01 0.00 100.6 4.09 9 1.2 1.4 -0.2 4.2 41 .520 .504
NYG (1 yr) 36.2 8 8 32 7.85 4.37 0.00 0.00 101.3 4.43 -14 -1.2 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .345 .492
CHC (1 yr) 0.0 1 0 3 0.0

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
1942 ❍ 29 STL NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 5.54 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 17 10 8 1 4 0 9 0 0 0 59 1.615 11.8 0.7 2.8 6.2 2.25
1943 30 STL NL WS L NYY 1 1 .500 2.81 2 2 0 1 0 0 16.0 11 5 5 1 3 0 10 0 0 1 62 0.875 6.2 0.6 1.7 5.6 3.33
1944 ❍ 31 STL NL WS W SLB 1 1 .500 1.13 2 2 0 1 1 0 16.0 9 2 2 1 5 0 16 0 0 0 62 0.875 5.1 0.6 2.8 9.0 3.20
3 Yrs (3 Series) 2 3 .400 3.00 6 6 0 2 1 0 45.0 37 17 15 3 12 0 35 0 0 1 183 1.089 7.4 0.6 2.4 7.0 2.92
3 WS 2 3 .400 3.00 6 6 0 2 1 0 45.0 37 17 15 3 12 0 35 0 0 1 183 1.089 7.4 0.6 2.4 7.0 2.92

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1938 25 STL NL 4 10 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556 48 3 0 0 1 /1
1939 26 STL NL 47 76 69 4 16 3 0 2 11 0 1 13 .232 .243 .362 .605 57 25 3 0 6 1
1940 27 STL NL 38 91 83 5 13 2 0 0 3 0 1 22 .157 .167 .181 .347 -6 15 3 0 7 1
1941 28 STL NL 29 75 70 4 13 0 0 0 5 0 4 10 .186 .230 .186 .415 15 13 1 0 1 1 MVP-24
1942 ★ 29 STL NL 37 113 103 6 19 1 0 0 7 0 3 21 .184 .208 .194 .402 14 20 0 0 7 1 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 30 STL NL 37 108 100 7 17 3 0 1 11 0 2 14 .170 .186 .230 .416 17 23 2 0 5 1 AS,MVP-5
1944 31 STL NL 34 107 94 9 19 3 0 0 13 0 7 12 .202 .257 .234 .491 37 22 2 0 4 1 MVP-9
1945 32 TOT NL 24 35 32 7 8 0 0 1 8 0 2 4 .250 .294 .344 .638 76 11 0 0 1 1
1945 32 STL NL 4 9 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 131 2 0 0 1 /1
1945 32 BSN NL 20 26 26 5 6 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 .231 .231 .346 .577 59 9 0 0 0 1
1946 ★ 33 BSN NL 28 77 67 5 14 1 0 1 7 0 2 14 .209 .232 .269 .501 41 18 2 0 8 1 AS
1947 34 TOT NL 18 32 27 3 6 2 0 1 3 0 1 5 .222 .276 .407 .683 80 11 1 1 3 1
1947 34 BSN NL 10 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .071 .000 .071 -79 0 1 0 1 1
1947 34 NYG NL 8 17 14 3 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 .429 .467 .786 1.252 226 11 0 1 2 /1
1949 36 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 297 724 654 50 127 16 0 6 68 0 23 118 .194 .223 .246 .469 29 161 14 1 43
162 Game Avg. 162 395 357 27 69 9 0 3 37 0 13 64 .194 .223 .246 .469 29 88 8 1 23
STL (8 yrs) 230 589 534 37 101 13 0 3 51 0 20 96 .189 .218 .230 .449 24 123 11 0 32
BSN (3 yrs) 58 118 106 10 20 1 0 2 14 0 3 20 .189 .211 .255 .466 30 27 3 0 9
NYG (1 yr) 8 17 14 3 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 .429 .467 .786 1.252 226 11 0 1 2
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1938 25 STL NL 4 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1939 26 STL NL 47 76 -5 0 0 0 8 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .508 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1940 27 STL NL 38 91 -13 0 0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1941 28 STL NL 29 75 -8 0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1 MVP-24
1942 ★ 29 STL NL 37 113 -12 0 0 0 11 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 30 STL NL 37 108 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1 AS,MVP-5
1944 31 STL NL 34 107 -8 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $15,000 1 MVP-9
1945 32 STL NL 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .533 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 /1
1945 32 BSN NL 20 26 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1946 ★ 33 BSN NL 28 77 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1 AS
1947 34 BSN NL 10 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .481 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1947 34 NYG NL 8 17 3 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .555 .503 0.4 0.0 4 /1
1949 36 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
11 Seasons 297 724 -65 1 0 0 72 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .503 .500 0.8 -0.1 8 $30,000
STL (8 yrs) 230 589 -57 1 0 0 58 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 $30,000
BSN (3 yrs) 58 118 -11 0 0 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1
NYG (1 yr) 8 17 3 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .555 .503 0.4 0.0 4
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1942 ❍ 29 STL NL WS NYY W 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
1943 30 STL NL WS NYY L 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1944 ❍ 31 STL NL WS SLB W 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 6 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .071 .071 .071 .143 1 1 0 2 0 0
3 WS 6 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .071 .071 .071 .143 1 1 0 2 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1938 STL NL 25 P 4 3 1 23.2 11 2 8 1 0 .909 3.80 2.50 .964 2.21 2.20
1939 STL NL 26 P 45 26 7 210.2 35 7 25 3 3 .914 1.37 0.71 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 STL NL 27 P 38 29 16 230.2 44 4 38 2 1 .955 1.64 1.11 .962 2.22 2.22 3 2 40% 0
1941 STL NL 28 P 29 25 12 186.2 39 6 32 1 3 .974 1.83 1.31 .965 2.23 2.21 2 3 60% 0 MVP-24
1942 STL NL 29 P 37 35 22 278.2 52 6 44 2 3 .962 1.61 1.35 .968 2.35 2.35 1 0 0% 0 AS,MVP-1
1943 STL NL 30 P 37 32 24 274.0 56 7 46 3 3 .946 1.74 1.43 .961 2.25 2.25 2 3 60% 0 AS,MVP-5
1944 STL NL 31 P 34 33 22 252.1 32 4 28 0 1 1.000 1.14 0.94 .961 2.14 2.13 2 2 50% 1 MVP-9
1945 TOT NL 32 P 24 14 5 101.2 22 3 17 2 3 .909 1.77 0.83 .963 2.18 2.17 3 0 0% 0
1945 STL NL 32 P 4 3 1 23.2 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.14 0.75 .962 2.17 2.17 2 0 0% 0
1945 BSN NL 32 P 20 11 4 78.0 18 3 14 1 3 .944 1.96 0.85 .963 2.18 2.17 1 0 0% 0
1946 BSN NL 33 P 28 27 15 199.0 33 6 25 2 3 .939 1.40 1.11 .960 2.24 2.22 5 2 29% 2 AS
1947 TOT NL 34 P 18 15 4 83.1 12 5 7 0 0 1.000 1.30 0.67 .966 2.11 2.07 5 1 17% 0
1947 BSN NL 34 P 10 7 2 46.2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.70 .966 2.10 2.07 5 0 0% 0
1947 NYG NL 34 P 8 8 2 36.2 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.63 .966 2.11 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1949 CHC NL 36 P 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 295 239 128 1840.2 336 50 270 16 20 .952 1.56 1.08 .963 2.23 2.21 23 13 36% 0% 3
11 Seasons TOT 295 239 128 1840.2 336 50 270 16 20 .952 1.56 1.08 .963 2.23 2.21 23 13 36% 0% 3
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

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1958 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1969 BBWAA ( 0.9%)

All-Star Games
1942 (P)
1943 (P)
1945--not played
1946

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (24, 2%)
1942 NL (1, 78%)
1943 NL (5, 39%)
1944 NL (9, 19%)
1 MVP
1.38 Career Shares (168th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1942 NL  8.4 (1st)
1943 NL  5.7 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1940 NL  3.9 (10th)
1942 NL  8.4 (1st)
1943 NL  5.9 (1st)
1944 NL  5.3 (4th)
1946 NL  3.4 (10th)
Career  32.2 (240th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1939 NL  3.25 (7th)
1942 NL  1.78 (1st)
1943 NL  2.30 (2nd)
1944 NL  2.46 (3rd)
Career  2.97 (160th)

Wins s c a p y
1942 NL  22 (1st)
1943 NL  21 (1st)
1944 NL  22 (2nd)
1946 NL  13 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1939 NL  .667 (6th)
1941 NL  .591 (9th)
1942 NL  .759 (4th)
1943 NL  .724 (3rd)
1944 NL  .759 (3rd)
Career  .631 (55th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1942 NL  0.987 (1st)
1943 NL  1.120 (2nd)
1944 NL  1.137 (5th)
1946 NL  1.106 (1st)
Career  1.215 (179th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  8.886 (7th)
1942 NL  6.685 (1st)
1943 NL  7.489 (3rd)
1944 NL  8.096 (7th)
1946 NL  8.186 (10th)
Career  8.146 (172nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 NL  2.196 (5th)
1946 NL  1.764 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  5.554 (1st)
1941 NL  5.689 (2nd)
1942 NL  4.909 (3rd)
1943 NL  4.631 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 NL  45 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1939 NL  5 (6th)
1940 NL  3 (6th)
1943 NL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1942 NL  278.7 (2nd)
1943 NL  274.0 (4th)
1944 NL  252.3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1939 NL  130 (3rd)
1940 NL  95 (9th)
1941 NL  118 (5th)
1942 NL  152 (2nd)
1943 NL  141 (2nd)
1944 NL  97 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1942 NL  35 (2nd)
1943 NL  32 (7th)
1944 NL  33 (5th)
1946 NL  27 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1942 NL  22 (3rd)
1943 NL  24 (2nd)
1944 NL  22 (5th)
1946 NL  15 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 NL  2 (8th)
1940 NL  3 (7th)
1942 NL  10 (1st)
1943 NL  6 (2nd)
1944 NL  7 (1st)
1946 NL  4 (3rd)
Career  33 (87th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (5th)
1946 NL  16 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1939 NL  97 (3rd)
1940 NL  86 (9th)
1943 NL  79 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  207 (10th)
1943 NL  228 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1941 NL  1.710 (3rd)
1942 NL  2.235 (1st)
1943 NL  1.785 (4th)
1944 NL  1.617 (6th)
1946 NL  2.128 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  0.256 (1st)
1943 NL  0.164 (4th)
1944 NL  0.214 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  93 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1940 NL  5 (6th)
1941 NL  7 (4th)
1942 NL  5 (4th)
1943 NL  4 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 NL  5 (5th)
1943 NL  5 (3rd)
1944 NL  5 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1942 NL  1,100 (5th)
1943 NL  1,109 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1939 NL  127 (6th)
1942 NL  192 (1st)
1943 NL  147 (2nd)
1944 NL  145 (3rd)
Career  124 (78th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1939 NL  3.52 (5th)
1942 NL  2.53 (2nd)
1943 NL  2.54 (2nd)
1944 NL  2.85 (3rd)
Career  3.17 (191st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  17 (10th)
1942 NL  46 (1st)
1943 NL  33 (1st)
1944 NL  35 (2nd)
Career  146 (142nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1939 NL  1.7 (10th)
1942 NL  5.4 (1st)
1943 NL  3.8 (1st)
1944 NL  3.8 (2nd)
Career  16.5 (125th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1942 NL  23.02 (2nd)
1943 NL  22.80 (2nd)
1944 NL  14.13 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.2 (8th)
1942 NL  2.6 (3rd)
1943 NL  2.9 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1942 NL  2.7 (3rd)
1943 NL  2.6 (2nd)
1944 NL  1.2 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1942 NL  2.5 (2nd)
1943 NL  2.5 (2nd)
1944 NL  1.5 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1944 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, 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 - 18 (122), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 122 (155), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 90 (126), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 30 (147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (224th), 32.9 career WAR/31.8 7yr-peak WAR/32.3 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
1944 31 St. Louis Cardinals $15,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1945 32 St. Louis Cardinals $15,000 ? William B. Mead, Even the Browns 16
Career to date (may be incomplete)$30,000
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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