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Harry Coveleski    \ko-va-LESS-kee\

Harry Frank Coveleski (The Giant Killer)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 23, 1886 in Shamokin, PA
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1907. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1907 (Age 21.140)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Phillies/Reds 1907-1918

Final Game: June 23, 1918 (Age 32.061)
Died: August 4, 1950 in Shamokin, PA
Buried: St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shamokin, PA
Relatives: Brother of Stan Coveleski
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Standard Pitching

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
1907 21 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 4 0 0 0 20.0 10 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 72 2.18 0.650 4.5 0.0 1.4 2.7 2.00
1908 22 PHI NL 4 1 .800 1.24 6 5 0 5 2 0 43.2 29 7 6 0 12 22 2 0 0 162 196 2.06 0.939 6.0 0.0 2.5 4.5 1.83
1909 23 PHI NL 6 10 .375 2.74 24 17 3 8 2 1 121.2 109 51 37 0 49 56 5 0 1 496 95 2.63 1.299 8.1 0.0 3.6 4.1 1.14
1910 24 CIN NL 1 1 .500 5.26 7 4 2 2 0 0 39.1 35 41 23 1 42 27 4 0 2 188 56 4.79 1.958 8.0 0.2 9.6 6.2 0.64
1914 28 DET AL 22 12 .647 2.49 44 36 6 23 5 2 303.1 251 109 84 4 100 124 12 1 6 1217 112 2.90 1.157 7.4 0.1 3.0 3.7 1.24
1915 29 DET AL 22 13 .629 2.45 50 38 9 20 1 4 312.2 271 123 85 2 87 150 20 0 5 1269 124 2.56 1.145 7.8 0.1 2.5 4.3 1.72
1916 30 DET AL 21 11 .656 1.97 44 39 4 22 3 2 324.1 278 105 71 6 63 108 11 1 5 1248 145 2.57 1.051 7.7 0.2 1.7 3.0 1.71
1917 31 DET AL 4 6 .400 2.61 16 11 1 2 0 0 69.0 70 39 20 0 14 15 2 0 1 280 102 2.52 1.217 9.1 0.0 1.8 2.0 1.07
1918 32 DET AL 0 1 .000 3.86 3 1 2 1 0 0 14.0 17 9 6 0 6 3 0 0 0 62 71 3.09 1.643 10.9 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
9 Yrs 81 55 .596 2.39 198 151 31 83 13 9 1248.0 1070 486 332 13 376 511 57 2 20 4994 118 2.70 1.159 7.7 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.36
162 Game Avg. 16 11 .596 2.39 39 29 6 16 3 2 243 208 95 65 3 73 100 11 0 4 973 118 2.70 1.159 7.7 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.36
DET (5 yrs) 69 43 .616 2.34 157 125 22 68 9 8 1023.1 887 385 266 12 270 400 45 2 17 4076 123 2.67 1.131 7.8 0.1 2.4 3.5 1.48
PHI (3 yrs) 11 11 .500 2.09 34 22 7 13 4 1 185.1 148 60 43 0 64 84 8 0 1 730 122 2.44 1.144 7.2 0.0 3.1 4.1 1.31
CIN (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.26 7 4 2 2 0 0 39.1 35 41 23 1 42 27 4 0 2 188 56 4.79 1.958 8.0 0.2 9.6 6.2 0.64
AL (5 yrs) 69 43 .616 2.34 157 125 22 68 9 8 1023.1 887 385 266 12 270 400 45 2 17 4076 123 2.67 1.131 7.8 0.1 2.4 3.5 1.48
NL (4 yrs) 12 12 .500 2.64 41 26 9 15 4 1 224.2 183 101 66 1 106 111 12 0 3 918 99 2.85 1.286 7.3 0.0 4.2 4.4 1.05
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
1907 21 PHI NL 20.0 4 0 2 0.90 3.39 0.07 0.00 98.0 3.25 5 0.8 1.0 -0.0 0.9 7 .694 .505
1908 22 PHI NL 43.2 6 5 7 1.44 3.34 0.06 0.00 102.0 3.34 9 1.4 1.0 -0.0 1.7 12 .730 .509
1909 23 PHI NL 121.2 24 17 51 3.77 3.70 0.09 0.00 100.0 3.61 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .485 .498
1910 24 CIN NL 39.1 7 4 41 9.38 4.04 -0.13 0.00 97.0 4.04 -23 -1.9 1.0 -0.0 -1.6 -20 .230 .488
1914 28 DET AL 303.1 44 36 109 3.23 3.62 0.08 0.00 102.0 3.61 16 2.0 1.0 -0.2 4.8 39 .545 .512
1915 29 DET AL 312.2 50 38 123 3.54 3.82 0.06 0.00 103.0 3.87 12 1.5 1.0 -0.3 4.3 40 .529 .509
1916 30 DET AL 322.0 44 39 105 2.93 3.61 -0.03 0.00 100.5 3.66 27 3.5 1.0 -0.2 6.4 53 .579 .521
1917 31 DET AL 68.0 16 11 39 5.16 3.59 -0.01 0.00 98.2 3.53 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .412 .491
1918 32 DET AL 14.0 3 1 9 5.79 3.54 -0.48 0.00 92.0 3.70 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .380 .498
9 Seasons 1244.2 198 151 486 3.51 3.67 0.03 0.00 101.1 3.68 28 5.0 1.0 -1.0 16.3 128 .525 .509
DET (5 yrs) 1020.0 157 125 385 3.40 3.67 0.02 0.00 101.5 3.70 40 5.1 1.0 -0.8 14.6 123 .533 .511
PHI (3 yrs) 185.1 34 22 60 2.91 3.58 0.08 0.00 100.3 3.51 12 1.8 1.0 -0.2 3.3 25 .553 .501
CIN (1 yr) 39.1 7 4 41 9.38 4.04 -0.13 0.00 97.0 4.04 -23 -1.9 1.0 -0.0 -1.6 -20 .230 .488

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1914 28 DET AL 1247 0.3% 9.9% 8.0% 2.2% 11% 78%
1915 29 DET AL 1285 0.2% 11.7% 6.8% 1.4% 7% 79%
1916 30 DET AL 1280 0.5% 8.4% 4.9% 2.9% 13% 83%
1917 31 DET AL 284 0.0% 5.3% 4.9% 1.1% 4% 88%
1918 32 DET AL 63 0.0% 4.8% 9.5% 1.6% 6% 81%
5 Yrs 4159 0.3% 9.6% 6.5% 2.1% 10% 80%
MLB Averages 0.4% 9.9% 7.8% 2.5% 11% 63%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1907 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 4 0 0 0 20.0 10 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 72 0.650 4.5 0.0 1.4 2.7 2.00
1908 22 5 1 .833 0.85 10 5 4 5 2 0 63.2 39 9 6 0 15 28 3 0 0 234 289 0.848 5.5 0.0 2.1 4.0 1.87 289
1909 23 11 11 .500 2.09 34 22 7 13 4 1 185.1 148 60 43 0 64 84 8 0 1 730 122 1.144 7.2 0.0 3.1 4.1 1.31 122
1910 24 12 12 .500 2.64 41 26 9 15 4 1 224.2 183 101 66 1 106 111 12 0 3 918 99 1.286 7.3 0.0 4.2 4.4 1.05 99
1911 25 12 12 .500 2.64 41 26 9 15 4 1 224.2 183 101 66 1 106 111 12 0 3 918 99 1.286 7.3 0.0 4.2 4.4 1.05 99
1912 26 12 12 .500 2.64 41 26 9 15 4 1 224.2 183 101 66 1 106 111 12 0 3 918 99 1.286 7.3 0.0 4.2 4.4 1.05 99
1913 27 12 12 .500 2.64 41 26 9 15 4 1 224.2 183 101 66 1 106 111 12 0 3 918 99 1.286 7.3 0.0 4.2 4.4 1.05 99
1914 28 34 24 .586 2.56 85 62 15 38 9 3 528.0 434 210 150 5 206 235 24 1 9 2135 106 1.212 7.4 0.1 3.5 4.0 1.14 106
1915 29 56 37 .602 2.52 135 100 24 58 10 7 840.2 705 333 235 7 293 385 44 1 14 3404 113 1.187 7.5 0.1 3.1 4.1 1.31 113
1916 30 77 48 .616 2.36 179 139 28 80 13 9 1165.0 983 438 306 13 356 493 55 2 19 4652 120 1.149 7.6 0.1 2.8 3.8 1.38 120
1917 31 81 54 .600 2.38 195 150 29 82 13 9 1234.0 1053 477 326 13 370 508 57 2 20 4932 119 1.153 7.7 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.37 119
1918 32 81 55 .596 2.39 198 151 31 83 13 9 1248.0 1070 486 332 13 376 511 57 2 20 4994 118 1.159 7.7 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.36 118

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1907 21 1 1 .500 1.29 21.0 12 3 3 0 4 6 1 0.762 5.1 1.7 2.6 1.50 0.0 4
1908 22 4 1 .800 1.60 45.0 36 9 8 0 15 23 2 1.133 7.2 3.0 4.6 1.53 0.0 6
1909 23 7 7 .500 4.11 127.0 132 65 58 0 59 59 6 1.504 9.4 4.2 4.2 1.00 0.0 24
1910 24 1 4 .200 9.66 41.0 41 49 44 1 49 28 5 2.195 9.0 10.8 6.1 0.57 0.2 7
1914 28 19 16 .543 3.44 311.0 292 132 119 5 116 127 14 1.312 8.5 3.4 3.7 1.09 0.1 44
1915 29 20 16 .556 3.47 327.0 304 140 126 2 98 157 22 1.229 8.4 2.7 4.3 1.60 0.1 50
1916 30 22 15 .595 3.10 337.0 330 129 116 7 75 112 13 1.202 8.8 2.0 3.0 1.49 0.2 44
1917 31 3 5 .375 5.63 72.0 84 50 45 0 17 16 2 1.403 10.5 2.1 2.0 0.94 0.0 16
1918 32 1 1 .500 7.00 18.0 26 15 14 0 9 4 0 1.944 13.0 4.5 2.0 0.44 0.0 3
9 Yrs 78 66 .542 3.69 1299.0 1257 592 533 15 442 532 65 1.308 8.7 3.7 1.20 0.1 198

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1916 AL  6.5 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1914 AL  4.8 (6th)
1916 AL  6.4 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1916 AL  1.97 (4th)
Career  2.39 (28th)

Wins s c a p y
1914 AL  22 (2nd)
1915 AL  22 (5th)
1916 AL  21 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1914 AL  .647 (6th)
1916 AL  .656 (6th)
Career  .596 (131st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1916 AL  1.051 (4th)
Career  1.159 (77th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 AL  7.447 (8th)
Career  7.716 (55th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 AL  1.748 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 AL  4.318 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1914 AL  44 (8th)
1915 AL  50 (1st)

Saves s c a p y
1915 AL  4 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1914 AL  303.3 (2nd)
1915 AL  312.7 (2nd)
1916 AL  324.3 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1914 AL  124 (9th)
1915 AL  150 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1914 AL  36 (2nd)
1915 AL  38 (2nd)
1916 AL  39 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1914 AL  23 (2nd)
1915 AL  20 (8th)
1916 AL  22 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1914 AL  5 (5th)
1916 AL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  4 (8th)
1916 AL  6 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1914 AL  100 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1914 AL  251 (7th)
1915 AL  271 (1st)
1916 AL  278 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1916 AL  1.714 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 AL  0.058 (9th)
Career  0.094 (24th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  84 (5th)
1915 AL  85 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1914 AL  12 (2nd)
1915 AL  20 (1st)
1916 AL  11 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1914 AL  1,217 (4th)
1915 AL  1,269 (2nd)
1916 AL  1,248 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1916 AL  145 (4th)
Career  118 (149th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  2.70 (49th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  12 (10th)
1916 AL  27 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1914 AL  1.3 (10th)
1916 AL  3.1 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1907 NL  born 1886-04-23 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (856), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 59 (433), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 25 (529), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 27 (180), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (585th), 15.9 career WAR/18.5 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: The Harry Giant Killer Harry hal Frank covelski Coveleski covaleski

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