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Wilbur Cooper

Arley Wilbur Cooper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 24, 1892 in Bearsville, WV (All Transactions)
Debut: August 29, 1912 (Age 20.187)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Tigers 1912-1926

Final Game: July 21, 1926 (Age 34.147)
Died: August 7, 1973 in Encino, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #81. Jack Quinn… #82. Jerry Koosman… #83. Dennis Martinez… #84. WILBUR COOPER… #85. Luis Tiant… #86. Billy Wagner… #87. Chuck Finley… 

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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
1912 20 PIT NL 3 0 1.000 1.66 6 4 1 3 2 0 38.0 32 7 7 1 15 30 0 0 1 158 199 2.80 1.237 7.6 0.2 3.6 7.1 2.00
1913 21 PIT NL 5 3 .625 3.29 30 9 15 3 1 0 93.0 98 52 34 0 45 39 2 0 4 414 92 3.23 1.538 9.5 0.0 4.4 3.8 0.87
1914 22 PIT NL 16 15 .516 2.13 40 34 4 19 0 0 266.2 246 99 63 4 79 102 5 0 4 1097 123 2.81 1.219 8.3 0.1 2.7 3.4 1.29
1915 23 PIT NL 5 16 .238 3.30 38 20 14 11 1 4 185.2 180 92 68 4 52 71 9 0 8 778 82 2.91 1.250 8.7 0.2 2.5 3.4 1.37
1916 24 PIT NL 12 11 .522 1.87 42 23 14 16 2 2 246.0 189 72 51 4 74 111 4 0 3 984 142 2.58 1.069 6.9 0.1 2.7 4.1 1.50
1917 25 PIT NL 17 11 .607 2.36 40 34 5 23 7 1 297.2 276 96 78 4 54 99 4 0 1 1159 121 2.36 1.109 8.3 0.1 1.6 3.0 1.83
1918 26 PIT NL 19 14 .576 2.11 38 29 9 26 2 3 273.1 219 86 64 2 65 117 10 0 4 1078 138 2.29 1.039 7.2 0.1 2.1 3.9 1.80
1919 27 PIT NL 19 13 .594 2.67 35 32 3 27 4 1 286.2 229 97 85 10 74 106 15 0 5 1147 114 3.13 1.057 7.2 0.3 2.3 3.3 1.43
1920 28 PIT NL 24 15 .615 2.39 44 37 6 28 3 2 327.0 307 113 87 4 52 114 11 0 1 1312 135 2.79 1.098 8.4 0.1 1.4 3.1 2.19
1921 29 PIT NL 22 14 .611 3.25 38 38 0 29 2 0 327.0 341 145 118 9 80 134 10 0 4 1377 118 3.47 1.287 9.4 0.2 2.2 3.7 1.68
1922 30 PIT NL 23 14 .622 3.18 41 36 3 27 4 0 294.2 330 130 104 13 61 129 7 0 4 1251 129 3.40 1.327 10.1 0.4 1.9 3.9 2.11
1923 31 PIT NL 17 19 .472 3.57 39 38 1 26 1 0 294.2 331 136 117 11 71 77 11 0 2 1259 112 3.73 1.364 10.1 0.3 2.2 2.4 1.08
1924 32 PIT NL 20 14 .588 3.28 38 35 3 25 4 1 268.2 296 116 98 13 40 62 5 0 2 1109 117 3.71 1.251 9.9 0.4 1.3 2.1 1.55
1925 33 CHC NL 12 14 .462 4.28 32 26 5 13 0 0 212.1 249 115 101 18 61 41 4 0 1 936 102 4.75 1.460 10.6 0.8 2.6 1.7 0.67
1926 34 TOT MLB 2 5 .286 5.77 16 11 0 3 2 0 68.2 92 50 44 6 30 20 3 0 0 318 68 4.91 1.777 12.1 0.8 3.9 2.6 0.67
1926 34 CHC NL 2 1 .667 4.42 8 8 0 3 2 0 55.0 65 32 27 6 21 18 0 0 0 240 88 4.82 1.564 10.6 1.0 3.4 2.9 0.86
1926 34 DET AL 0 4 .000 11.20 8 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 27 18 17 0 9 2 3 0 0 78 37 5.26 2.634 17.8 0.0 5.9 1.3 0.22
15 Yrs 216 178 .548 2.89 517 406 83 279 35 14 3480.0 3415 1406 1119 103 853 1252 100 0 44 14377 116 3.17 1.226 8.8 0.3 2.2 3.2 1.47
162 Game Avg. 16 13 .548 2.89 38 30 6 21 3 1 256 252 104 82 8 63 92 7 0 3 1059 116 3.17 1.226 8.8 0.3 2.2 3.2 1.47
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
PIT (13 yrs) 202 159 .560 2.74 469 369 78 263 33 14 3199.0 3074 1241 974 79 762 1191 93 0 43 13123 120 3.03 1.199 8.6 0.2 2.1 3.4 1.56
CHC (2 yrs) 14 15 .483 4.31 40 34 5 16 2 0 267.1 314 147 128 24 82 59 4 0 1 1176 99 4.76 1.481 10.6 0.8 2.8 2.0 0.72
DET (1 yr) 0 4 .000 11.20 8 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 27 18 17 0 9 2 3 0 0 78 37 5.26 2.634 17.8 0.0 5.9 1.3 0.22
NL (15 yrs) 216 174 .554 2.86 509 403 83 279 35 14 3466.1 3388 1388 1102 103 844 1250 97 0 44 14299 117 3.17 1.221 8.8 0.3 2.2 3.2 1.48
AL (1 yr) 0 4 .000 11.20 8 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 27 18 17 0 9 2 3 0 0 78 37 5.26 2.634 17.8 0.0 5.9 1.3 0.22
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
1912 20 PIT NL 38.0 6 4 7 1.66 4.57 0.33 0.00 96.0 4.07 10 1.2 1.0 -0.0 1.5 13 .697 .507
1913 21 PIT NL 93.0 30 9 52 5.03 4.12 -0.17 0.00 94.0 4.03 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .463 .493 $1,800
1914 22 PIT NL 266.2 40 34 99 3.34 3.93 0.25 0.00 95.0 3.50 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.8 24 .519 .505
1915 23 PIT NL 185.2 38 20 92 4.46 3.63 0.03 0.00 99.0 3.57 -17 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -6 .449 .488
1916 24 PIT NL 245.0 42 23 72 2.64 3.47 -0.21 0.00 102.3 3.77 30 4.0 1.0 -0.2 5.9 46 .596 .525
1917 25 PIT NL 297.2 40 34 96 2.90 3.62 -0.17 0.00 105.1 3.98 35 4.7 1.0 -0.2 6.9 55 .617 .529
1918 26 PIT NL 273.0 38 29 86 2.84 3.54 0.24 0.00 104.4 3.45 19 2.4 1.0 -0.3 4.4 37 .563 .515
1919 27 PIT NL 286.2 35 32 97 3.05 3.68 0.24 0.00 102.1 3.51 16 2.0 1.0 -0.2 4.2 34 .557 .512
1920 28 PIT NL 326.0 44 37 113 3.12 3.94 0.16 0.00 102.8 3.89 28 3.4 1.0 -0.2 5.9 52 .577 .521
1921 29 PIT NL 327.0 38 38 145 3.99 4.67 0.24 0.00 100.8 4.46 18 1.9 -0.1 4.5 45 .551 .512
1922 30 PIT NL 294.2 41 36 130 3.97 4.94 -0.31 0.00 99.5 5.22 39 4.0 1.0 -0.1 6.3 69 .597 .525
1923 31 PIT NL 294.0 39 38 136 4.16 4.80 0.17 0.00 100.6 4.66 15 1.5 1.0 -0.2 3.8 43 .539 .509
1924 32 PIT NL 268.2 38 35 116 3.89 4.63 0.54 0.00 97.9 4.00 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.6 26 .513 .503
1925 33 CHC NL 212.1 32 26 115 4.87 5.13 0.19 0.00 99.8 4.93 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.8 21 .502 .500
1926 34 CHC NL 55.0 8 8 32 5.24 4.73 0.24 0.00 101.4 4.54 -4 -0.4 -0.0 0.0 0 .446 .497
1926 34 DET AL 13.2 8 3 18 11.85 5.36 -0.32 0.00 98.9 5.61 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .392 .495
15 Seasons 3477.0 517 406 1406 3.64 4.19 0.11 0.00 100.7 4.10 180 22.0 1.0 -2.1 49.0 449 .543 .511 $1,800
PIT (13 yrs) 3196.0 469 369 1241 3.49 4.11 0.10 0.00 100.7 4.03 193 23.3 1.0 -1.9 47.9 435 .550 .512 $1,800
CHC (2 yrs) 267.1 40 34 147 4.95 5.04 0.20 0.00 100.2 4.85 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.8 22 .491 .500
DET (1 yr) 13.2 8 3 18 11.85 5.36 -0.32 0.00 98.9 5.61 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .392 .495

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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
1912 20 PIT NL 6 16 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .154 .214 .154 .368 2 2 0 2 /1
1913 21 PIT NL 30 30 26 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 .077 .172 .077 .249 -26 2 0 1 1
1914 22 PIT NL 40 97 92 5 19 1 1 0 16 0 2 17 .207 .223 .239 .463 41 22 0 3 1
1915 23 PIT NL 38 64 60 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .117 .131 .133 .264 -19 8 0 2 1
1916 24 PIT NL 44 86 79 4 17 2 0 0 4 0 0 20 .215 .215 .241 .456 40 19 0 7 1/7O
1917 25 PIT NL 41 111 103 8 21 5 1 0 5 0 6 20 .204 .248 .272 .520 57 28 0 2 1/O9
1918 26 PIT NL 38 103 95 8 23 2 2 0 5 2 3 6 .242 .265 .305 .571 71 29 0 5 1
1919 27 PIT NL 36 107 101 9 29 2 2 0 7 5 4 9 .287 .321 .347 .667 97 35 1 1 1
1920 28 PIT NL 44 120 113 11 25 1 3 0 2 0 3 5 19 .221 .254 .283 .537 52 32 0 2 1
1921 29 PIT NL 38 131 122 11 31 5 2 0 9 0 1 3 7 .254 .283 .328 .611 60 40 2 4 1
1922 30 PIT NL 41 117 108 18 29 5 1 4 15 0 0 6 6 .269 .307 .444 .751 91 48 0 3 1
1923 31 PIT NL 39 115 107 9 28 3 1 0 10 2 2 5 8 .262 .295 .308 .603 58 33 0 3 1
1924 32 PIT NL 38 110 104 11 36 5 2 0 15 2 2 5 8 .346 .376 .433 .809 114 45 0 1 1
1925 33 CHC NL 32 85 82 12 17 2 1 2 10 0 1 1 4 .207 .226 .329 .555 39 27 1 1 1
1926 34 TOT MLB 16 25 22 2 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 .318 .375 .409 .784 109 9 0 1 1
1926 34 CHC NL 8 20 18 2 7 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 .389 .450 .500 .950 154 9 0 0 /1
1926 34 DET AL 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1 /1
15 Yrs 521 1317 1227 111 293 34 17 6 106 12 9 47 140 .239 .269 .309 .578 61 379 4 38
162 Game Avg. 162 410 382 35 91 11 5 2 33 4 15 44 .239 .269 .309 .578 61 118 1 12
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
PIT (13 yrs) 473 1207 1123 97 269 32 15 4 93 11 8 44 136 .240 .270 .305 .576 62 343 3 36
CHC (2 yrs) 40 105 100 14 24 2 2 2 12 1 1 3 4 .240 .269 .360 .629 60 36 1 1
DET (1 yr) 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1
NL (15 yrs) 513 1312 1223 111 293 34 17 6 105 12 9 47 140 .240 .270 .310 .580 62 379 4 37
AL (1 yr) 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1

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
1912 20 PIT NL 6 16 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1913 21 PIT NL 30 30 -4 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $1,800 1
1914 22 PIT NL 40 97 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1915 23 PIT NL 38 64 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1916 24 PIT NL 44 86 -6 0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1/7O
1917 25 PIT NL 41 111 -5 0 0 0 8 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1/O9
1918 26 PIT NL 38 103 -3 -0 0 0 7 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .510 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 1
1919 27 PIT NL 36 107 -0 0 0 0 8 7 0.9 0 7 0.9 .525 .505 0.9 -0.0 7 1
1920 28 PIT NL 44 120 -7 -1 0 0 9 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1
1921 29 PIT NL 38 131 -7 -0 0 0 12 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .514 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1922 30 PIT NL 41 117 -2 0 0 0 12 11 1.0 0 11 1.0 .525 .506 1.0 0.0 11 1
1923 31 PIT NL 39 115 -7 -0 0 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1924 32 PIT NL 38 110 2 -0 0 0 10 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .530 .507 1.1 -0.0 11 1
1925 33 CHC NL 32 85 -8 -0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1926 34 CHC NL 8 20 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .542 .502 0.3 0.0 3 /1
1926 34 DET AL 8 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
15 Seasons 521 1317 -64 -1 0 0 111 47 4.8 0 47 4.8 .509 .502 4.9 -0.1 47 $1,800
PIT (13 yrs) 473 1207 -56 -0 0 0 100 44 4.5 0 44 4.5 .510 .502 4.6 -0.1 44 $1,800
CHC (2 yrs) 40 105 -6 -0 0 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .501 0.4 -0.0 4
DET (1 yr) 8 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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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 G Awards
1912 PIT NL 20 P 6 38.0 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 1.89 1.33 .948 2.53 2.52
1913 PIT NL 21 P 30 93.0 20 0 18 2 1 .900 1.74 0.60 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 PIT NL 22 P 40 34 19 266.2 92 12 72 8 2 .913 2.84 2.10 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 PIT NL 23 P 38 20 11 185.2 70 6 58 6 0 .914 3.10 1.68 .952 2.72 2.71
1916 PIT NL 24 P 42 23 16 246.0 78 15 58 5 2 .936 2.67 1.74 .959 2.67 2.67
1916 PIT NL 24 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1916 PIT NL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1917 PIT NL 25 P 40 34 23 297.2 85 11 71 3 4 .965 2.48 2.05 .961 2.85 2.86
1917 PIT NL 25 OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.20
1917 PIT NL 25 RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 1.90
1918 PIT NL 26 P 38 29 26 273.1 72 4 68 0 0 1.000 2.37 1.89 .965 2.93 2.94
1919 PIT NL 27 P 35 32 27 286.2 72 4 63 5 0 .931 2.10 1.91 .960 2.93 2.93
1920 PIT NL 28 P 44 37 28 327.0 87 11 75 1 2 .989 2.37 1.95 .957 2.80 2.83
1921 PIT NL 29 P 38 38 29 327.0 81 10 68 3 4 .963 2.15 2.05 .953 2.67 2.66
1922 PIT NL 30 P 41 36 27 294.2 62 7 55 0 5 1.000 1.89 1.51 .957 2.38 2.36
1923 PIT NL 31 P 39 38 26 294.2 76 11 63 2 2 .974 2.26 1.90 .958 2.41 2.40
1924 PIT NL 32 P 38 35 25 268.2 61 6 51 4 4 .934 1.91 1.50 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 CHC NL 33 P 32 26 13 212.1 47 4 42 1 1 .979 1.95 1.44 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 TOT MLB 34 P 16 11 3 68.2 17 1 15 1 0 .941 2.10 1.00 .958 2.58 2.58
1926 CHC NL 34 P 8 8 3 55.0 13 1 11 1 0 .923 1.96 1.50 .958 2.57 2.52
1926 DET AL 34 P 8 3 0 13.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.50 .958 2.63 2.62
15 Seasons P 517 393 273 3480.0 928 102 785 41 27 .956 2.29 1.72 .957 2.67 2.66
2 Seasons OF 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.20 1-0-1
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 1.90
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
15 Seasons TOT 519 393 273 3480.0 929 102 785 42 27 .955 2.29 1.71 .957 2.67 2.65 1-0-1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
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
1938 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1939 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1949 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1953 BBWAA ( 3.4%)
1954 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1955 BBWAA ( 4.4%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1916 NL  6.0 (5th)
1917 NL  7.3 (4th)
1918 NL  4.8 (6th)
1920 NL  6.0 (7th)
1921 NL  5.0 (7th)
1922 NL  7.4 (2nd)
Career  53.8 (242nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1916 NL  5.9 (4th)
1917 NL  7.0 (2nd)
1918 NL  4.4 (4th)
1919 NL  4.2 (8th)
1920 NL  5.9 (3rd)
1921 NL  4.5 (6th)
1922 NL  6.4 (1st)
1923 NL  3.8 (7th)
Career  49.0 (104th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1914 NL  2.13 (6th)
1916 NL  1.87 (4th)
1918 NL  2.11 (3rd)
1920 NL  2.39 (4th)
1921 NL  3.25 (8th)
1922 NL  3.18 (4th)
Career  2.89 (137th)

Wins s c a p y
1917 NL  17 (8th)
1918 NL  19 (3rd)
1919 NL  19 (4th)
1920 NL  24 (2nd)
1921 NL  22 (1st)
1922 NL  23 (2nd)
1923 NL  17 (10th)
1924 NL  20 (3rd)
Career  216 (82nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1920 NL  .615 (7th)
1921 NL  .611 (8th)
1922 NL  .622 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1918 NL  1.039 (3rd)
1919 NL  1.057 (7th)
1920 NL  1.098 (2nd)
1922 NL  1.327 (10th)
Career  1.226 (206th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 NL  6.915 (3rd)
1918 NL  7.211 (3rd)
1919 NL  7.190 (2nd)
1920 NL  8.450 (9th)
1921 NL  9.385 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 NL  1.633 (7th)
1920 NL  1.431 (2nd)
1922 NL  1.863 (7th)
1923 NL  2.169 (6th)
1924 NL  1.340 (3rd)
Career  2.206 (164th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1918 NL  3.852 (2nd)
1919 NL  3.328 (10th)
1921 NL  3.688 (2nd)
1922 NL  3.940 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1916 NL  42 (8th)
1918 NL  38 (2nd)
1919 NL  35 (9th)
1920 NL  44 (4th)
1924 NL  38 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1915 NL  4 (3rd)
1916 NL  2 (8th)
1918 NL  3 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1917 NL  297.7 (4th)
1918 NL  273.3 (3rd)
1919 NL  286.7 (3rd)
1920 NL  327.0 (2nd)
1921 NL  327.0 (1st)
1922 NL  294.7 (2nd)
1923 NL  294.7 (7th)
1924 NL  268.7 (3rd)
Career  3,480.0 (73rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1918 NL  117 (2nd)
1919 NL  106 (5th)
1920 NL  114 (6th)
1921 NL  134 (2nd)
1922 NL  129 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1917 NL  34 (9th)
1918 NL  29 (8th)
1919 NL  32 (3rd)
1920 NL  37 (3rd)
1921 NL  38 (1st)
1922 NL  36 (2nd)
1923 NL  38 (1st)
1924 NL  35 (2nd)
Career  406 (122nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1917 NL  23 (8th)
1918 NL  26 (3rd)
1919 NL  27 (1st)
1920 NL  28 (2nd)
1921 NL  29 (2nd)
1922 NL  27 (1st)
1923 NL  26 (4th)
1924 NL  25 (3rd)
Career  279 (52nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1917 NL  7 (2nd)
1919 NL  4 (5th)
1921 NL  2 (8th)
1922 NL  4 (3rd)
1924 NL  4 (1st)
1926 NL  2 (10th)
Career  35 (71st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1919 NL  10 (1st)
1922 NL  13 (8th)
1924 NL  13 (7th)
1925 NL  18 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1916 NL  74 (7th)
1918 NL  65 (9th)
1919 NL  74 (4th)
1921 NL  80 (4th)
Career  853 (195th)

Hits s c a p y
1917 NL  276 (4th)
1918 NL  219 (6th)
1919 NL  229 (6th)
1920 NL  307 (3rd)
1921 NL  341 (1st)
1922 NL  330 (2nd)
1923 NL  331 (4th)
1924 NL  296 (2nd)
Career  3,415 (76th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1917 NL  1.833 (10th)
1918 NL  1.800 (4th)
1920 NL  2.192 (4th)
1921 NL  1.675 (7th)
1922 NL  2.115 (2nd)
1924 NL  1.550 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 NL  0.135 (6th)
1918 NL  0.066 (8th)
1920 NL  0.110 (5th)
1921 NL  0.248 (8th)
Career  0.266 (239th)

Losses s c a p y
1915 NL  16 (9th)
1918 NL  14 (7th)
1919 NL  13 (8th)
1920 NL  15 (9th)
1921 NL  14 (10th)
1922 NL  14 (10th)
1923 NL  19 (1st)
1924 NL  14 (9th)
1925 NL  14 (9th)
Career  178 (77th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1917 NL  78 (9th)
1919 NL  85 (1st)
1921 NL  118 (1st)
1923 NL  117 (4th)
1924 NL  98 (10th)
Career  1,119 (172nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1915 NL  8 (4th)
1918 NL  4 (9th)
1919 NL  5 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1915 NL  9 (10th)
1918 NL  10 (3rd)
1919 NL  15 (1st)
1920 NL  11 (2nd)
1921 NL  10 (3rd)
1922 NL  7 (9th)
1923 NL  11 (1st)
Career  100 (88th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1917 NL  1,159 (7th)
1918 NL  1,078 (3rd)
1919 NL  1,147 (3rd)
1920 NL  1,312 (2nd)
1921 NL  1,377 (1st)
1922 NL  1,251 (2nd)
1923 NL  1,259 (6th)
1924 NL  1,109 (3rd)
Career  14,377 (76th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1913 NL  15 (7th)
1915 NL  14 (8th)
1916 NL  14 (8th)
1918 NL  9 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1914 NL  123 (6th)
1916 NL  142 (4th)
1917 NL  121 (9th)
1918 NL  138 (3rd)
1920 NL  135 (4th)
1921 NL  118 (8th)
1922 NL  129 (4th)
Career  116 (189th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1914 NL  2.81 (10th)
1918 NL  2.29 (2nd)
1920 NL  2.79 (4th)
1921 NL  3.47 (6th)
1922 NL  3.40 (2nd)
Career  3.17 (193rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1914 NL  11 (10th)
1916 NL  19 (7th)
1917 NL  17 (5th)
1918 NL  22 (3rd)
1919 NL  15 (9th)
1920 NL  28 (4th)
1921 NL  20 (6th)
1922 NL  30 (1st)
1923 NL  17 (8th)
1924 NL  16 (8th)
Career  176 (106th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1914 NL  1.2 (10th)
1916 NL  2.3 (7th)
1917 NL  2.0 (5th)
1918 NL  2.6 (3rd)
1919 NL  1.7 (8th)
1920 NL  3.1 (4th)
1921 NL  2.1 (6th)
1922 NL  2.9 (1st)
1923 NL  1.6 (8th)
1924 NL  1.7 (8th)
Career  19.3 (95th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1918 NL  38 (2nd)
1920 NL  44 (4th)
1924 NL  38 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1916 NL  15 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
Career  785 (62nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1914 NL  8 (5th)
1915 NL  6 (5th)
1916 NL  5 (4th)
1919 NL  5 (4th)
1924 NL  4 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1918 NL  1.000 (1st)
1920 NL  .989 (1st)
1922 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 17 (130), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 173 (67), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 76 (158), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 33 (120), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (83rd), 53.8 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/47.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1913 21 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,800 ? 1913 National Commission report Includes $300 bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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