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Karl Drews

Karl August Drews

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: February 22, 1920 in Staten Island, NY
High School: McKee Tech HS (Staten Island, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1946 (Age 26.198)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees/Browns/Redlegs 1946-1954

Final Game: September 20, 1954 (Age 34.210)
Died: August 15, 1963 in Dania Beach, FL
Buried: Hollywood Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, FL
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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
1946 26 NYY AL 0 1 .000 8.53 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 6 6 6 0 6 4 1 0 0 31 43 4.44 1.895 8.5 0.0 8.5 5.7 0.67
1947 27 NYY AL 6 6 .500 4.91 30 10 9 0 0 1 91.2 92 57 50 6 55 45 5 0 1 416 72 4.33 1.604 9.0 0.6 5.4 4.4 0.82
1948 28 TOT AL 5 5 .500 5.92 39 4 15 0 0 3 76.0 78 52 50 6 69 22 0 1 4 365 73 5.83 1.934 9.2 0.7 8.2 2.6 0.32
1948 28 NYY AL 2 3 .400 3.79 19 2 9 0 0 1 38.0 35 17 16 3 31 11 0 1 1 176 108 5.55 1.737 8.3 0.7 7.3 2.6 0.35
1948 28 SLB AL 3 2 .600 8.05 20 2 6 0 0 2 38.0 43 35 34 3 38 11 0 0 3 189 57 6.10 2.132 10.2 0.7 9.0 2.6 0.29
1949 29 SLB AL 4 12 .250 6.64 31 23 4 3 1 0 139.2 180 113 103 11 66 35 9 2 1 655 68 4.64 1.761 11.6 0.7 4.3 2.3 0.53
1951 31 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 6.26 5 3 0 1 0 0 23.0 29 16 16 2 7 13 4 0 3 110 62 3.91 1.565 11.3 0.8 2.7 5.1 1.86
1952 32 PHI NL 14 15 .483 2.72 33 30 1 15 5 0 228.2 213 79 69 13 52 96 4 0 4 917 135 3.03 1.159 8.4 0.5 2.0 3.8 1.85
1953 33 PHI NL 9 10 .474 4.52 47 27 7 6 0 3 185.1 218 116 93 26 50 72 10 0 1 816 93 4.61 1.446 10.6 1.3 2.4 3.5 1.44
1954 34 TOT NL 5 4 .556 5.92 30 9 8 1 1 0 76.0 97 54 50 8 27 35 2 0 3 342 71 3.99 1.632 11.5 0.9 3.2 4.1 1.30
1954 34 PHI NL 1 0 1.000 5.63 8 0 1 0 0 0 16.0 18 10 10 2 8 6 0 0 0 71 73 4.77 1.625 10.1 1.1 4.5 3.4 0.75
1954 34 CIN NL 4 4 .500 6.00 22 9 7 1 1 0 60.0 79 44 40 6 19 29 2 0 3 271 70 3.78 1.633 11.9 0.9 2.9 4.4 1.53
8 Yrs 44 53 .454 4.76 218 107 45 26 7 7 826.2 913 493 437 72 332 322 35 3 17 3652 85 4.18 1.506 9.9 0.8 3.6 3.5 0.97
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .454 4.76 46 22 9 5 1 1 173 191 103 91 15 69 67 7 1 4 764 85 4.18 1.506 9.9 0.8 3.6 3.5 0.97
PHI (4 yrs) 25 25 .500 3.74 93 60 9 22 5 3 453.0 478 221 188 43 117 187 18 0 8 1914 105 3.78 1.313 9.5 0.9 2.3 3.7 1.60
NYY (3 yrs) 8 10 .444 4.76 52 13 19 0 0 2 136.0 133 80 72 9 92 60 6 1 2 623 78 4.68 1.654 8.8 0.6 6.1 4.0 0.65
SLB (2 yrs) 7 14 .333 6.94 51 25 10 3 1 2 177.2 223 148 137 14 104 46 9 2 4 844 66 4.96 1.841 11.3 0.7 5.3 2.3 0.44
CIN (1 yr) 4 4 .500 6.00 22 9 7 1 1 0 60.0 79 44 40 6 19 29 2 0 3 271 70 3.78 1.633 11.9 0.9 2.9 4.4 1.53
NL (4 yrs) 29 29 .500 4.00 115 69 16 23 6 3 513.0 557 265 228 49 136 216 20 0 11 2185 99 3.78 1.351 9.8 0.9 2.4 3.8 1.59
AL (4 yrs) 15 24 .385 6.00 103 38 29 3 1 4 313.2 356 228 209 23 196 106 15 3 6 1467 70 4.83 1.760 10.2 0.7 5.6 3.0 0.54
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
1946 26 NYY AL 6.1 3 1 6 8.53 4.47 0.32 0.00 101.2 4.20 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .397 .498
1947 27 NYY AL 92.0 30 10 57 5.58 4.10 0.15 0.00 97.7 3.86 -17 -1.8 1.4 -0.3 -1.3 -11 .440 .489
1948 28 NYY AL 38.0 19 2 17 4.03 4.72 0.08 0.00 99.6 4.63 2 0.3 1.2 -0.0 0.5 6 .513 .502
1948 28 SLB AL 38.0 20 2 35 8.29 4.83 -0.31 0.00 104.1 5.35 -12 -1.2 1.3 -0.2 -1.0 -9 .441 .493
1949 29 SLB AL 139.2 31 23 113 7.28 4.86 -0.75 0.00 107.6 6.04 -19 -1.8 .6 -0.1 -0.7 -8 .441 .489
1951 31 PHI NL 23.0 5 3 16 6.26 5.15 -0.01 0.00 98.8 5.10 -3 -0.3 1.3 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .441 .498
1952 32 PHI NL 228.2 33 30 79 3.11 4.16 0.14 0.00 98.4 3.95 21 2.4 1.0 -0.1 4.6 44 .574 .515
1953 33 PHI NL 184.2 47 27 116 5.65 4.93 0.29 0.00 98.2 4.56 -21 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .458 .488
1954 34 PHI NL 16.0 8 0 10 5.63 4.64 0.19 0.00 101.0 4.49 -2 -0.2 .7 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .475 .499
1954 34 CIN NL 60.0 22 9 44 6.60 4.63 -0.07 0.00 104.3 4.90 -11 -1.1 .7 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .450 .493
8 Seasons 826.1 218 107 493 5.37 4.57 -0.02 0.00 100.7 4.64 -65 -6.0 1.1 -0.9 1.0 11 .473 .495
PHI (4 yrs) 452.1 93 60 221 4.40 4.54 0.20 0.00 98.5 4.28 -5 -0.0 .9 -0.3 4.4 41 .500 .499
NYY (3 yrs) 136.1 52 13 80 5.28 4.29 0.14 0.00 98.4 4.09 -18 -1.8 1.3 -0.3 -1.1 -8 .464 .494
SLB (2 yrs) 177.2 51 25 148 7.50 4.85 -0.66 0.00 106.8 5.89 -32 -3.0 1.1 -0.2 -1.8 -17 .441 .490
CIN (1 yr) 60.0 22 9 44 6.60 4.63 -0.07 0.00 104.3 4.90 -11 -1.1 .7 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .450 .493

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
1947 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS W BRO 0 0 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 13 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00
1 WS 0 0 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 13 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00

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
1946 26 NYY AL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1947 27 NYY AL 30 31 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .037 .133 .037 .170 -51 1 1 0 1 1
1948 28 TOT AL 39 21 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .000 .211 .000 .211 -41 0 0 0 2 1
1948 28 NYY AL 19 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 -65 0 0 0 2 1
1948 28 SLB AL 20 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 .273 .000 .273 -24 0 0 0 0 1
1949 29 SLB AL 31 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 22 .000 .132 .000 .132 -64 0 1 0 1 1
1951 31 PHI NL 5 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250 .333 .250 .583 61 2 0 0 0 /1
1952 32 PHI NL 33 90 82 2 9 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 29 .110 .161 .122 .283 -20 10 1 0 2 1
1953 33 PHI NL 47 64 59 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 20 .119 .175 .119 .293 -22 7 0 0 1 1
1954 34 TOT NL 30 22 16 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 .125 .286 .188 .473 26 3 0 0 1 1 1
1954 34 PHI NL 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1954 34 CIN NL 22 18 12 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .167 .353 .250 .603 60 3 0 0 1 1 1
8 Yrs 218 292 254 10 21 2 0 0 5 1 0 28 95 .083 .173 .091 .264 -27 23 3 0 8 1
162 Game Avg. 162 217 189 7 16 1 0 0 4 1 0 21 71 .083 .173 .091 .264 -27 17 2 0 6
PHI (4 yrs) 93 167 153 5 18 1 0 0 3 1 0 10 58 .118 .172 .124 .296 -19 19 1 0 3 0
NYY (3 yrs) 52 42 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .029 .128 .029 .157 -55 1 1 0 3
SLB (2 yrs) 51 65 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 28 .000 .156 .000 .156 -58 0 1 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 22 18 12 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .167 .353 .250 .603 60 3 0 0 1 1
NL (4 yrs) 115 185 165 7 20 2 0 0 5 1 0 14 60 .121 .189 .133 .322 -12 22 1 0 4 1
AL (4 yrs) 103 107 89 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 35 .011 .146 .011 .157 -57 1 2 0 4

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
1946 26 NYY AL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1947 27 NYY AL 30 31 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1948 28 NYY AL 19 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1948 28 SLB AL 20 11 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1949 29 SLB AL 31 54 -12 -0 0 0 6 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .480 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1951 31 PHI NL 5 9 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1952 32 PHI NL 33 90 -14 -0 0 0 10 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1953 33 PHI NL 47 64 -11 -0 0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .490 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1954 34 PHI NL 8 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1954 34 CIN NL 22 18 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
8 Seasons 218 292 -49 -1 1 0 32 -17 -1.8 0 -17 -1.8 .492 .498 -1.8 -0.0 -17
PHI (4 yrs) 93 167 -27 -1 0 0 18 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .491 .498 -0.9 -0.0 -8
NYY (3 yrs) 52 42 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3
SLB (2 yrs) 51 65 -13 -1 0 0 7 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .487 .498 -0.7 0.0 -7
CIN (1 yr) 22 18 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1947 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
1946 NYY AL 26 P 3 1 0 6.1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.42 0.33 .950 1.99 2.00
1947 NYY AL 27 P 30 10 0 91.2 22 4 17 1 1 .955 2.06 0.70 .955 1.92 1.90 4 4 50% 50% 2
1948 TOT AL 28 P 39 4 0 76.0 23 3 20 0 1 1.000 2.72 0.59 .963 2.01 1.99 3 0 0% 48% 0
1948 NYY AL 28 P 19 2 0 38.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 3.08 0.68 .963 2.01 1.99 0 0 0
1948 SLB AL 28 P 20 2 0 38.0 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 2.37 0.50 .963 2.01 1.99 3 0 0% 48% 0
1949 SLB AL 29 P 31 23 3 139.2 28 5 23 0 1 1.000 1.80 0.90 .962 2.12 2.09 6 1 14% 46% 0
1951 PHI NL 31 P 5 3 1 23.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 2.74 1.40 .961 2.15 2.14 1 0 0% 43% 1
1952 PHI NL 32 P 33 30 15 228.2 62 15 44 3 3 .952 2.32 1.79 .953 2.18 2.16 7 6 46% 44% 5
1953 PHI NL 33 P 47 27 6 185.1 52 13 38 1 3 .981 2.48 1.09 .956 2.06 2.02 5 4 44% 2
1954 TOT NL 34 P 30 9 1 76.0 18 3 15 0 1 1.000 2.13 0.60 .960 2.07 2.06 2 4 67% 45% 0
1954 PHI NL 34 P 8 0 0 16.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .960 2.08 2.06 1 2 67% 45% 0
1954 CIN NL 34 P 22 9 1 60.0 14 2 12 0 1 1.000 2.10 0.64 .960 2.07 2.06 1 2 67% 45% 0
8 Seasons P 218 107 26 826.2 214 46 162 6 10 .972 2.26 0.95 .957 2.09 2.04 28 19 40% 37% 10
8 Seasons TOT 218 107 26 826.2 214 46 162 6 10 .972 2.26 0.95 .957 2.09 2.04 28 19 40% 37% 10
Note: Complete player games played data.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1952 NL  4.6 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1952 NL  2.72 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1952 NL  14 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1952 NL  1.159 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 NL  2.047 (5th)
1953 NL  2.428 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1952 NL  228.7 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1952 NL  15 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1952 NL  5 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  26 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1952 NL  213 (9th)
1953 NL  218 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1952 NL  1.846 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 NL  0.512 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1952 NL  15 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  103 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 AL  5 (3rd)
1949 AL  9 (2nd)
1953 NL  10 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1952 NL  917 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1952 NL  135 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1952 NL  3.03 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  24 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1952 NL  2.6 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1952 NL  23.86 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1952 NL  1.9 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1952 NL  2.6 (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 - 18 (1170), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1621), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2053), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (2482nd), -0.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/0.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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