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Dave Danforth

David Charles Danforth (Dauntless Dave)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: March 7, 1890 in Granger, TX
School: Baylor University (Waco, TX)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 1911 (Age 21.147, 3,545th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Athletics 1911-1925

Last Game: October 1, 1925 (Age 35.208)
Died: September 19, 1970 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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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
1911 21 PHA AL 4 1 .800 3.74 14 2 10 1 0 1 33.2 29 18 14 1 17 21 3 0 0 141 85 3.69 1.366 7.8 0.3 4.5 5.6 1.24
1912 22 PHA AL 0 0 3.98 3 0 3 0 0 0 20.1 26 14 9 0 12 8 0 0 0 89 80 3.83 1.869 11.5 0.0 5.3 3.5 0.67
1916 26 CHW AL 6 5 .545 3.27 28 8 12 1 0 2 93.2 87 43 34 1 37 49 3 3 1 376 85 2.69 1.324 8.4 0.1 3.6 4.7 1.32
1917 27 CHW AL 11 6 .647 2.65 50 9 26 1 1 9 173.0 155 56 51 1 74 79 3 1 2 713 101 2.76 1.324 8.1 0.1 3.8 4.1 1.07
1918 28 CHW AL 6 15 .286 3.43 39 11 20 5 0 2 139.0 148 73 53 1 40 48 5 0 1 570 80 2.61 1.353 9.6 0.1 2.6 3.1 1.20
1919 29 CHW AL 1 2 .333 7.78 15 1 9 0 0 1 41.2 58 44 36 1 20 17 1 0 0 195 41 3.50 1.872 12.5 0.2 4.3 3.7 0.85
1922 32 SLB AL 5 2 .714 3.28 20 10 5 3 0 1 79.2 93 37 29 1 38 48 1 4 0 358 127 3.44 1.644 10.5 0.1 4.3 5.4 1.26
1923 33 SLB AL 16 14 .533 3.94 38 29 4 16 0 1 226.1 221 111 99 4 87 96 12 3 2 967 106 3.63 1.361 8.8 0.2 3.5 3.8 1.10
1924 34 SLB AL 15 12 .556 4.51 41 27 10 12 1 5 219.2 246 126 110 16 69 65 3 1 1 946 101 4.38 1.434 10.1 0.7 2.8 2.7 0.94
1925 35 SLB AL 7 9 .438 4.36 38 15 10 5 0 2 159.0 172 96 77 19 61 53 3 1 1 697 107 5.21 1.465 9.7 1.1 3.5 3.0 0.87
10 Yrs 71 66 .518 3.89 286 112 109 44 2 24 1186.0 1235 618 512 45 455 484 34 13 8 5052 96 3.64 1.425 9.4 0.3 3.5 3.7 1.06
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .518 3.89 49 19 19 8 0 4 203 211 106 87 8 78 83 6 2 1 863 96 3.64 1.425 9.4 0.3 3.5 3.7 1.06
SLB (4 yrs) 43 37 .538 4.14 137 81 29 36 1 9 684.2 732 370 315 40 255 262 19 9 4 2968 106 4.21 1.442 9.6 0.5 3.4 3.4 1.03
CHW (4 yrs) 24 28 .462 3.50 132 29 67 7 1 14 447.1 448 216 174 4 171 193 12 4 4 1854 79 2.77 1.384 9.0 0.1 3.4 3.9 1.13
PHA (2 yrs) 4 1 .800 3.83 17 2 13 1 0 1 54.0 55 32 23 1 29 29 3 0 0 230 83 3.74 1.556 9.2 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00
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
1911 21 PHA AL 33.2 14 2 18 4.81 4.46 -0.02 0.00 95.0 4.25 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .484 .499
1912 22 PHA AL 20.1 3 0 14 6.20 4.35 0.29 0.00 93.0 3.78 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .341 .497
1916 26 CHW AL 93.2 28 8 43 4.13 3.69 0.19 0.00 98.1 3.43 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .471 .495
1917 27 CHW AL 172.0 50 9 56 2.93 3.56 -0.02 0.00 100.4 3.60 12 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.2 27 .531 .510
1918 28 CHW AL 137.2 39 11 73 4.77 3.66 -0.11 0.00 98.0 3.70 -17 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -5 .449 .488
1919 29 CHW AL 42.0 15 1 44 9.43 4.01 0.09 0.00 100.1 3.93 -26 -2.5 1.0 -0.0 -2.1 -22 .335 .485
1922 32 SLB AL 79.2 20 10 37 4.18 4.50 0.24 0.00 102.1 4.35 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 1.0 10 .510 .501 $4,500
1923 33 SLB AL 226.1 38 29 111 4.41 4.89 0.03 0.00 104.2 5.06 16 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.9 41 .543 .510 $5,500
1924 34 SLB AL 219.2 41 27 126 5.16 5.12 -0.03 0.00 106.0 5.46 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.7 33 .512 .503 $6,500
1925 35 SLB AL 159.0 38 15 96 5.43 5.28 -0.11 0.00 106.0 5.72 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.0 24 .511 .502 $6,500
10 Seasons 1184.0 286 112 618 4.70 4.48 0.01 0.00 102.3 4.59 -18 -1.7 1.0 -0.8 9.9 108 .494 .501 $23,000
SLB (4 yrs) 684.2 137 81 370 4.86 5.01 0.00 0.00 105.0 5.26 27 2.7 1.0 -0.4 9.5 109 .520 .505 $23,000
CHW (4 yrs) 445.1 132 29 216 4.37 3.66 0.00 0.00 99.1 3.63 -38 -3.7 1.0 -0.4 0.5 1 .472 .497
PHA (2 yrs) 54.0 17 2 32 5.33 4.42 0.10 0.00 94.2 4.07 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .459 .498

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
1917 ❍ 27 CHW AL WS W NYG 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 3.000 27.0 9.0 0.0 18.0
1 WS 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 3.000 27.0 9.0 0.0 18.0

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%
1916 26 CHW AL 383 0.3% 12.8% 9.7% 0.8% 3% 75%
1917 27 CHW AL 725 0.1% 10.9% 10.2% 0.1% 1% 77%
1918 28 CHW AL 576 0.2% 8.3% 6.9% 1.6% 6% 81%
1919 29 CHW AL 200 0.5% 8.5% 10.0% 78%
1922 32 SLB AL 358 0.3% 13.4% 10.6% 2.2% 9% 72%
1923 33 SLB AL 970 0.4% 9.9% 9.0% 3.3% 15% 77%
1924 34 SLB AL 954 1.7% 6.8% 7.2% 4.1% 16% 81%
1925 35 SLB AL 697 2.7% 7.6% 8.8% 3.9% 16% 76%
8 Yrs 4863 0.9% 9.4% 8.8% 2.5% 10% 77%
MLB Averages 0.7% 8.5% 7.7% 2.7% 11% 73%

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+
1911 21 4 1 .800 3.74 14 2 10 1 0 1 33.2 29 18 14 1 17 21 3 0 0 141 85 1.366 7.8 0.3 4.5 5.6 1.24 85
1912 22 4 1 .800 3.83 17 2 13 1 0 1 54.0 55 32 23 1 29 29 3 0 0 230 83 1.556 9.2 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00 83
1913 23 4 1 .800 3.83 17 2 13 1 0 1 54.0 55 32 23 1 29 29 3 0 0 230 83 1.556 9.2 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00 83
1914 24 4 1 .800 3.83 17 2 13 1 0 1 54.0 55 32 23 1 29 29 3 0 0 230 83 1.556 9.2 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00 83
1915 25 4 1 .800 3.83 17 2 13 1 0 1 54.0 55 32 23 1 29 29 3 0 0 230 83 1.556 9.2 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00 83
1916 26 10 6 .625 3.47 45 10 25 2 0 3 147.2 142 75 57 2 66 78 6 3 1 606 84 1.409 8.7 0.1 4.0 4.8 1.18 84
1917 27 21 12 .636 3.03 95 19 51 3 1 12 320.2 297 131 108 3 140 157 9 4 3 1319 92 1.363 8.3 0.1 3.9 4.4 1.12 92
1918 28 27 27 .500 3.15 134 30 71 8 1 14 459.2 445 204 161 4 180 205 14 4 4 1889 88 1.360 8.7 0.1 3.5 4.0 1.14 88
1919 29 28 29 .491 3.54 149 31 80 8 1 15 501.1 503 248 197 5 200 222 15 4 4 2084 80 1.402 9.0 0.1 3.6 4.0 1.11 80
1920 30 28 29 .491 3.54 149 31 80 8 1 15 501.1 503 248 197 5 200 222 15 4 4 2084 80 1.402 9.0 0.1 3.6 4.0 1.11 80
1921 31 28 29 .491 3.54 149 31 80 8 1 15 501.1 503 248 197 5 200 222 15 4 4 2084 80 1.402 9.0 0.1 3.6 4.0 1.11 80
1922 32 33 31 .516 3.50 169 41 85 11 1 16 581.0 596 285 226 6 238 270 16 8 4 2442 86 1.435 9.2 0.1 3.7 4.2 1.13 86
1923 33 49 45 .521 3.62 207 70 89 27 1 17 807.1 817 396 325 10 325 366 28 11 6 3409 92 1.415 9.1 0.1 3.6 4.1 1.13 92
1924 34 64 57 .529 3.81 248 97 99 39 2 22 1027.0 1063 522 435 26 394 431 31 12 7 4355 94 1.419 9.3 0.2 3.5 3.8 1.09 94
1925 35 71 66 .518 3.89 286 112 109 44 2 24 1186.0 1235 618 512 45 455 484 34 13 8 5052 96 1.425 9.4 0.3 3.5 3.7 1.06 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
1911 21 2 2 .500 4.37 35.0 32 19 17 1 19 22 3 1.457 8.2 4.9 5.7 1.16 0.3 14
1912 22 1 1 .500 6.00 21.0 30 16 14 0 14 8 0 2.095 12.9 6.0 3.4 0.57 0.0 3
1916 26 5 6 .455 4.64 97.0 108 55 50 1 46 51 4 1.588 10.0 4.3 4.7 1.11 0.1 28
1917 27 11 9 .550 3.20 180.0 186 71 64 1 89 82 4 1.528 9.3 4.5 4.1 0.92 0.1 50
1918 28 9 11 .450 5.24 177.0 222 114 103 2 60 61 8 1.593 11.3 3.1 3.1 1.02 0.1 39
1919 29 2 3 .400 9.38 48.0 73 56 50 1 25 20 1 2.042 13.7 4.7 3.8 0.80 0.2 15
1922 32 5 4 .556 3.47 83.0 94 35 32 1 38 50 1 1.590 10.2 4.1 5.4 1.32 0.1 20
1923 33 14 12 .538 3.52 238.0 220 103 93 4 87 101 12 1.290 8.3 3.3 3.8 1.16 0.2 38
1924 34 13 13 .500 3.86 231.0 237 110 99 15 66 68 3 1.312 9.2 2.6 2.6 1.03 0.6 41
1925 35 10 9 .526 3.93 167.0 161 81 73 18 57 56 3 1.305 8.7 3.1 3.0 0.98 1.0 38
10 Yrs 72 70 .507 4.19 1277.0 1363 660 595 44 501 519 39 1.460 9.6 3.7 1.04 0.3 286

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1917 AL  .647 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1923 AL  8.788 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  4.110 (5th)
1918 AL  3.108 (10th)
1923 AL  3.817 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1917 AL  50 (1st)
1918 AL  39 (6th)
1924 AL  41 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1917 AL  9 (1st)
1918 AL  2 (9th)
1919 AL  1 (10th)
1924 AL  5 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 AL  96 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  16 (2nd)
1925 AL  19 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1918 AL  1.200 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1923 AL  0.159 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1918 AL  15 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  110 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1923 AL  12 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1911 AL  10 (8th)
1917 AL  26 (1st)
1918 AL  20 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1918 AL  2.61 (10th)
1923 AL  3.63 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (476), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 24 (974), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1128), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (834th), 9.2 career WAR/12.4 7yr-peak WAR/10.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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