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Ray Crone

Raymond Hayes Crone

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: August 7, 1931 in Memphis, TN
High School: Christian Brothers HS (Memphis, TN)
Schools: Christian Brothers University (Memphis, TN), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1955 [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Giants 1954-1958

Final Game: July 14, 1958 (Age 26)
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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
1954 22 MLN NL 1 0 1.000 2.02 19 2 7 1 0 1 49.0 44 11 11 6 19 33 1 0 1 200 187 3.87 1.286 8.1 1.1 3.5 6.1 1.74
1955 23 MLN NL 10 9 .526 3.46 33 15 9 6 1 0 140.1 117 63 54 11 42 7 76 0 0 2 568 109 3.20 1.133 7.5 0.7 2.7 4.9 1.81
1956 24 MLN NL 11 10 .524 3.87 35 21 7 6 0 2 169.2 173 92 73 19 44 3 73 1 1 3 716 90 3.76 1.279 9.2 1.0 2.3 3.9 1.66
1957 25 TOT NL 7 9 .438 4.36 36 22 5 4 0 1 163.0 185 91 79 19 55 3 71 3 0 1 720 88 4.17 1.472 10.2 1.0 3.0 3.9 1.29
1957 25 MLN NL 3 1 .750 4.46 11 5 3 2 0 0 42.1 54 23 21 8 15 2 15 0 0 0 189 79 5.27 1.630 11.5 1.7 3.2 3.2 1.00
1957 25 NYG NL 4 8 .333 4.33 25 17 2 2 0 1 120.2 131 68 58 11 40 1 56 3 0 1 531 91 3.78 1.417 9.8 0.8 3.0 4.2 1.40
1958 26 SFG NL 1 2 .333 6.75 14 1 6 0 0 0 24.0 35 18 18 5 13 0 7 0 0 3 116 58 6.22 2.000 13.1 1.9 4.9 2.6 0.54
5 Yrs 30 30 .500 3.87 137 61 34 17 1 4 546.0 554 275 235 60 173 13 260 5 1 10 2320 96 3.86 1.332 9.1 1.0 2.9 4.3 1.50
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .500 3.87 47 21 12 6 0 1 188 190 94 81 21 59 89 2 0 3 797 96 3.86 1.332 9.1 1.0 2.9 4.3 1.50
MLN (4 yrs) 25 20 .556 3.57 98 43 26 15 1 3 401.1 388 189 159 44 120 12 197 2 1 6 1673 102 3.74 1.266 8.7 1.0 2.7 4.4 1.64
SFG (2 yrs) 5 10 .333 4.73 39 18 8 2 0 1 144.2 166 86 76 16 53 1 63 3 0 4 647 83 4.19 1.514 10.3 1.0 3.3 3.9 1.19

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
1954 22 MLN NL 49.0 19 2 11 2.02 4.64 0.09 0.00 94.2 4.29 13 1.4 .9 -0.1 1.8 18 .571 .508
1955 23 MLN NL 140.1 33 15 63 4.04 4.36 0.16 0.00 93.2 3.91 1 0.1 1.1 -0.1 1.5 13 .502 .500
1956 24 MLN NL 169.2 35 21 92 4.88 4.23 0.39 0.00 94.8 3.64 -20 -2.1 1.4 -0.2 -0.5 -7 .440 .487
1957 25 MLN NL 42.1 11 5 23 4.89 4.27 0.25 0.00 95.1 3.82 -5 -0.5 1.7 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .456 .497
1957 25 NYG NL 120.2 25 17 68 5.07 4.44 -0.09 0.00 102.1 4.62 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .478 .497
1958 26 SFG NL 24.0 14 1 18 6.75 4.39 -0.02 0.00 93.9 4.14 -7 -0.7 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .451 .496
5 Seasons 546.0 137 61 275 4.53 4.35 0.17 0.00 96.0 4.02 -24 -2.4 1.1 -0.5 2.8 25 .482 .497
MLN (4 yrs) 401.1 98 43 189 4.24 4.33 0.26 0.00 94.2 3.83 -12 -1.2 1.2 -0.4 2.6 23 .488 .497
SFG (2 yrs) 144.2 39 18 86 5.35 4.43 -0.08 0.00 100.8 4.54 -12 -1.2 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .468 .496

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1954 22 MLN NL 24 19 200 178 11 44 5 1 6 4 3 19 33 .247 .322 .388 .709 .271 69 3 1 1 1 0
1955 23 MLN NL 93 33 568 515 63 117 19 3 11 5 3 42 76 .227 .285 .340 .625 .247 175 11 0 10 1 7 6
1956 24 MLN NL 110 35 716 657 92 173 21 5 19 3 4 44 73 .263 .307 .397 .705 .269 261 10 1 7 7 3 9
1957 25 MLN NL 11 189 173 23 54 3 0 8 3 0 15 15 .312 .365 .468 .833 .305 81 5 0 0 1 2 2
1957 25 NYG NL 39 25 531 483 68 131 13 4 11 4 0 40 56 .271 .330 .383 .713 .287 185 14 3 3 2 1 15
1957 25 TOT NL 39 36 720 656 91 185 16 4 19 7 0 55 71 .282 .339 .405 .744 .292 266 19 3 3 3 3 17
1958 26 SFG NL 14 116 99 18 35 3 1 5 0 0 13 7 .354 .421 .556 .977 .337 55 2 0 2 2 0 1
5 Yrs 266 137 2320 2105 275 554 64 14 60 19 10 173 260 .263 .319 .392 .711 .275 826 45 5 23 14 13 33
162 Game Avg. 91 47 797 723 94 190 22 5 21 7 3 59 89 .263 .319 .392 .711 .275 284 15 2 8 5 11
MLB Averages .259 .329 .391 .721 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1954 22 MLN NL 11.1 1.1 187 1.0 3.3 -2.4 .92 0.0 1.0 9.6 1.0 0.94 2.1 3 1 10
1955 23 MLN NL 4.2 0.4 543 0.4 10.0 -9.7 1.09 1.5 -1.1 4.9 0.5 0.92 14.3 4 5 8
1956 24 MLN NL -12.3 -1.2 619 0.7 10.9 -10.2 1.00 -0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.93 1.6 4 5 5
1957 25 TOT NL -11.2 -1.1 695 -0.9 10.4 -11.3 .90 -1.3 0.2 -7.3 -0.8 0.96 -13.1 3 5 5
1957 25 MLN NL -4.6 -0.5 193 -0.5 3.2 -3.7 1.04 -0.7 0.3 -3.7 -0.4 0.97 -9.1 2 1 3
1957 25 NYG NL -6.5 -0.7 502 -0.5 7.1 -7.6 .85 -0.6 0.0 -3.7 -0.4 0.95 -4.0 1 4 2
1958 26 SFG NL -6.8 -0.7 119 -1.2 1.3 -2.5 .78 -0.5 -1.0 -7.3 -0.7 1.03 -6.4 2 2 7
5 Yrs -15.1 -1.5 2163 -0.1 36.0 -36.1 .97 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.94 -1.4 16 18 35

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1954 22 MLN NL 19 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 1 0 2 100% 75.5 77 74 0 0 0 2 1.7 2.0 9.5
1955 23 MLN NL 33 15 5 7 3 0 3 6 9 .400 1 1 6 1 9 60% 55.0 86 29 20 11 6 6 3.9 3.8 6.5
1956 24 MLN NL 35 21 10 8 3 5 5 11 10 .524 0 1 6 0 10 48% 49.3 79 23 16 8 10 5 4.8 5.5 6.7
1957 25 TOT NL 36 22 6 8 8 2 3 13 9 .591 1 4 4 0 8 36% 46.4 79 30 25 8 11 6 5.4 4.5 5.9
1957 25 MLN NL 11 5 3 0 2 1 0 4 1 .800 0 2 2 0 2 40% 47.2 66 31 1 0 2 2 6.2 6.2 6.9
1957 25 NYG NL 25 17 3 8 6 1 3 9 8 .529 1 2 2 0 6 35% 46.1 79 30 24 8 9 4 5.1 3.9 5.6
1958 26 SFG NL 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 37.0 37 37 3 0 0 1 3.7 4.5 5.0
5 Yrs 137 61 22 23 16 7 11 32 29 .525 2 7 17 1 29 48% 50 86 23 64 27 27 20 4.6 4.5 6.4
MLB Averages .500 50% 51 118 -2 4.4 4.4 6.4

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1954 22 MLN NL 19 17 7 0 0 2 1 1 50% 2 0 11 5 45% 6 .923 3 1 10 2 0 12 6 8 12 2 10 1 5.3
1955 23 MLN NL 33 18 9 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 9 4 44% 5 1.087 4 5 8 2 3 12 5 12 13 2 14 1 7.2
1956 24 MLN NL 35 14 7 1 2 3 2 1 67% 3 0 11 2 18% 2 .998 4 5 5 3 1 10 7 7 9 5 9 1 6.0
1957 25 TOT NL 36 14 5 1 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 20 6 30% .904 3 5 5 1 3 9 10 3 9 3 8 2 7.1
1957 25 MLN NL 11 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 14% 9 1.041 2 1 3 0 2 4 4 2 3 2 3 2 3.8
1957 25 NYG NL 25 8 2 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 13 5 38% 5 .852 1 4 2 1 1 5 6 1 6 1 5 0 9.5
1958 26 SFG NL 14 13 6 1 2 1 0 1 0% 1 0 6 3 50% 5 .777 2 2 7 1 1 11 4 9 6 3 7 2 4.4
5 Yrs 137 76 34 8 7 7 4 3 57% 8 1 57 20 35% .969 16 18 35 9 8 54 32 39 49 15 48 7 6.0

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%
1954 22 MLN NL 200 59% 3.0% 16.5% 9.5% 6.0% 27% 0.78 70% 31 3 10%
1955 23 MLN NL 568 57% 1.9% 13.4% 7.4% 5.8% 28% 1.12 76% 95 11 12%
1956 24 MLN NL 716 57% 2.7% 10.2% 6.2% 6.3% 26% 0.91 80% 112 10 9%
1957 25 TOT NL 720 58% 2.6% 9.9% 7.6% 5.4% 21% 1.61 79% 144 19 13%
1957 25 MLN NL 189 60% 4.2% 7.9% 7.9% 5.8% 20% 1.50 80% 47 5 11%
1957 25 NYG NL 531 57% 2.1% 10.6% 7.5% 5.3% 21% 1.66 79% 97 14 14%
1958 26 SFG NL 116 66% 4.3% 6.0% 11.2% 7.8% 26% 0.91 77% 32 2 6%
5 Yrs 2320 58% 2.6% 11.2% 7.5% 6.0% 25% 1.14 78% 414 45 11%
MLB Averages 52% 2.3% 11.9% 9.1% 6.4% 28% 0.97 75% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1954 22 MLN NL 176 44 6 0 2 5 1 0 6 5 1 2 20% 0 1 1 71 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 24
1955 23 MLN NL 475 117 11 1 9 4 7 6 5 25 12 1 48% 6 2 1 166 5 3 63% 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 93
1956 24 MLN NL 606 173 19 0 10 10 6 9 7 28 16 1 57% 9 3 2 214 3 4 43% 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 110
1957 25 TOT NL 681 185 19 0 10 7 9 7 9 40 24 3 60% 17 1 5 281 7 0 100% 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 39
1957 25 MLN NL 189 54 8 0 3 5 3 3 5 12 7 2 58% 2 0 1 83 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1957 25 NYG NL 492 131 11 0 7 2 6 4 4 28 17 1 61% 15 1 4 198 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 39
1958 26 SFG NL 116 35 5 1 5 5 0 5 0 12 8 1 67% 1 3 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 Yrs 2054 554 60 2 36 31 23 27 27 110 61 8 55% 33 10 9 783 19 10 66% 17 7 2 1 0 1 1 0 37 266
MLB Averages 51% 56%

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+
1954 22 1 0 1.000 2.02 19 2 7 1 0 1 49.0 44 11 11 6 19 33 1 0 1 200 187 1.286 8.1 1.1 3.5 6.1 1.74 187
1955 23 11 9 .550 3.09 52 17 16 7 1 1 189.1 161 74 65 17 61 7 109 1 0 3 768 122 1.173 7.7 0.8 2.9 5.2 1.79 122
1956 24 22 19 .537 3.46 87 38 23 13 1 3 359.0 334 166 138 36 105 10 182 2 1 6 1484 105 1.223 8.4 0.9 2.6 4.6 1.73 105
1957 25 29 28 .509 3.74 123 60 28 17 1 4 522.0 519 257 217 55 160 13 253 5 1 7 2204 99 1.301 8.9 0.9 2.8 4.4 1.58 99
1958 26 30 30 .500 3.87 137 61 34 17 1 4 546.0 554 275 235 60 173 13 260 5 1 10 2320 96 1.332 9.1 1.0 2.9 4.3 1.50 96

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
1954 22 3 3 .500 1.90 52.0 49 12 11 7 21 35 1 1.346 8.5 3.6 6.1 1.67 1.2 19
1955 23 8 8 .500 3.83 148.0 128 70 63 12 46 80 0 1.176 7.8 2.8 4.9 1.74 0.7 33
1956 24 9 11 .450 4.98 177.0 197 109 98 22 50 76 1 1.395 10.0 2.5 3.9 1.52 1.1 35
1957 25 9 10 .474 4.66 170.0 199 98 88 20 59 74 3 1.518 10.5 3.1 3.9 1.25 1.1 36
1958 26 1 2 .333 6.48 25.0 39 20 18 6 14 7 0 2.120 14.0 5.0 2.5 0.50 2.2 14
5 Yrs 30 34 .469 4.37 572.0 612 309 278 67 190 272 5 1.402 9.6 4.3 1.43 1.1 137



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 NL  2.334 (9th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.5 (6th)

                           

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2534), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1425), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1004th), 2.1 career WAR/2.1 7yr-peak WAR/2.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Raymond Hayes Ray Crone

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