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Howard Ehmke    \EM-kee\

Howard Jonathan Ehmke (Bob)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 24, 1894 in Silver Creek, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1915 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Athletics/Blues 1915-1930

Final Game: May 22, 1930 (Age 36)
Died: March 17, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 15, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #281. Stu Miller… #282. Jason Schmidt… #283. Jack Coombs… #284. HOWARD EHMKE… #285. Bob Buhl… #286. Bob Veale… #287. Harry Howell… 

Standard Pitching

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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1915 21 BUF FL 0 2 .000 5.53 18 2 11 0 0 0 53.2 69 46 33 2 25 18 5 0 3 242 57 1.752 11.6 0.3 4.2 3.0 0.72
1916 22 DET AL 3 1 .750 3.13 5 4 1 4 0 0 37.1 34 16 13 0 15 15 0 0 1 150 92 1.313 8.2 0.0 3.6 3.6 1.00
1917 23 DET AL 10 15 .400 2.97 35 25 10 13 4 2 206.0 174 84 68 3 88 90 5 0 4 808 89 1.272 7.6 0.1 3.8 3.9 1.02
1919 25 DET AL 17 10 .630 3.18 33 31 2 20 2 0 248.2 255 114 88 5 107 79 6 0 3 1043 100 1.456 9.2 0.2 3.9 2.9 0.74
1920 26 DET AL 15 18 .455 3.25 38 33 5 23 2 4 268.1 250 132 97 8 124 98 13 2 0 1124 114 1.394 8.4 0.3 4.2 3.3 0.79
1921 27 DET AL 13 14 .481 4.54 30 22 4 13 1 0 196.1 220 123 99 15 81 68 13 1 1 888 95 1.533 10.1 0.7 3.7 3.1 0.84
1922 28 DET AL 17 17 .500 4.22 45 29 11 16 1 1 279.2 299 146 131 12 101 108 23 1 1 1232 92 1.430 9.6 0.4 3.3 3.5 1.07
1923 29 BOS AL 20 17 .541 3.78 43 39 4 28 2 3 316.2 318 155 133 12 119 121 20 0 2 1350 108 1.380 9.0 0.3 3.4 3.4 1.02 MVP-11
1924 30 BOS AL 19 17 .528 3.46 45 36 6 26 4 4 315.0 324 139 121 9 81 119 11 0 4 1349 126 1.286 9.3 0.3 2.3 3.4 1.47 MVP-15
1925 31 BOS AL 9 20 .310 3.73 34 31 3 22 0 1 260.2 285 141 108 8 85 95 11 2 2 1134 122 1.419 9.8 0.3 2.9 3.3 1.12 MVP-24
1926 32 TOT AL 15 14 .517 3.86 34 32 2 17 2 0 244.2 240 123 105 4 95 93 8 1 5 1068 107 1.369 8.8 0.1 3.5 3.4 0.98
1926 32 BOS AL 3 10 .231 5.46 14 14 0 7 1 0 97.1 115 69 59 3 45 38 4 1 1 456 75 1.644 10.6 0.3 4.2 3.5 0.84
1926 32 PHA AL 12 4 .750 2.81 20 18 2 10 1 0 147.1 125 54 46 1 50 55 4 0 4 612 148 1.188 7.6 0.1 3.1 3.4 1.10
1927 33 PHA AL 12 10 .545 4.22 30 27 2 10 1 0 189.2 200 103 89 13 60 68 14 0 1 816 100 1.371 9.5 0.6 2.8 3.2 1.13
1928 34 PHA AL 9 8 .529 3.62 23 18 3 5 1 0 139.1 135 65 56 6 44 34 4 0 0 593 111 1.285 8.7 0.4 2.8 2.2 0.77
1929 35 PHA AL 7 2 .778 3.29 11 8 3 2 0 0 54.2 48 24 20 2 15 20 1 0 1 229 128 1.152 7.9 0.3 2.5 3.3 1.33
1930 36 PHA AL 0 1 .000 11.70 3 1 1 0 0 0 10.0 22 13 13 4 2 4 3 1 0 55 41 2.400 19.8 3.6 1.8 3.6 2.00
15 Yrs 166 166 .500 3.75 427 338 68 199 20 15 2820.2 2873 1424 1174 103 1042 1030 137 8 28 12081 104 1.388 9.2 0.3 3.3 3.3 0.99
162 Game Avg. 15 15 .500 3.75 38 30 6 18 2 1 251 255 127 104 9 93 92 12 1 2 1074 104 1.388 9.2 0.3 3.3 3.3 0.99
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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
DET (6 yrs) 75 75 .500 3.61 186 144 33 89 10 7 1236.1 1232 615 496 43 516 458 60 4 10 5245 98 1.414 9.0 0.3 3.8 3.3 0.89
PHA (5 yrs) 40 25 .615 3.73 87 72 11 27 3 0 541.0 530 259 224 26 171 181 26 1 6 2305 112 1.296 8.8 0.4 2.8 3.0 1.06
BOS (4 yrs) 51 64 .443 3.83 136 120 13 83 7 8 989.2 1042 504 421 32 330 373 46 3 9 4289 112 1.386 9.5 0.3 3.0 3.4 1.13
BUF (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.53 18 2 11 0 0 0 53.2 69 46 33 2 25 18 5 0 3 242 57 1.752 11.6 0.3 4.2 3.0 0.72
AL (14 yrs) 166 164 .503 3.71 409 336 57 199 20 15 2767.0 2804 1378 1141 101 1017 1012 132 8 25 11839 106 1.381 9.1 0.3 3.3 3.3 1.00
FL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.53 18 2 11 0 0 0 53.2 69 46 33 2 25 18 5 0 3 242 57 1.752 11.6 0.3 4.2 3.0 0.72

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
1915 21 BUF FL 53.2 18 2 46 7.71 3.87 -0.10 0.00 103.0 4.08 -22 -2.2 1.0 -0.0 -2.0 -20 .377 .486
1916 22 DET AL 37.1 5 4 16 3.86 3.46 -0.03 0.00 104.6 3.65 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 2 .482 .499
1917 23 DET AL 206.0 35 25 84 3.67 3.60 -0.01 0.00 99.0 3.57 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.6 15 .490 .498
1919 25 DET AL 249.1 33 31 114 4.11 4.08 -0.21 0.00 100.7 4.32 3 0.3 1.0 -0.2 2.6 29 .509 .502
1920 26 DET AL 268.1 38 33 132 4.43 4.89 -0.18 0.00 98.8 5.00 16 1.7 1.0 -0.2 4.2 47 .544 .510 $5,000
1921 27 DET AL 196.1 30 22 123 5.64 5.02 -0.38 0.00 99.9 5.39 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.3 18 .479 .496 $6,000
1922 28 DET AL 279.2 45 29 146 4.70 4.76 -0.08 0.00 97.6 4.72 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 3.0 31 .505 .501 $8,000
1923 29 BOS AL 316.2 43 39 155 4.41 4.90 -0.22 0.00 103.2 5.28 30 3.2 1.0 -0.2 6.2 66 .574 .520 $8,000 MVP-11
1924 30 BOS AL 315.0 45 36 139 3.97 5.05 -0.30 0.00 103.0 5.51 51 5.2 1.0 -0.2 8.3 91 .616 .532 $10,000 MVP-15
1925 31 BOS AL 260.0 34 31 141 4.88 5.38 -0.33 0.00 103.5 5.91 28 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.3 61 .582 .517 $10,000 MVP-24
1926 32 BOS AL 97.1 14 14 69 6.38 4.84 0.05 0.00 102.0 4.88 -17 -1.5 -0.0 -0.6 -5 .393 .491 $10,000
1926 32 PHA AL 147.1 20 18 54 3.30 4.70 0.06 0.00 104.2 4.83 25 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.1 41 .633 .516
1927 33 PHA AL 189.2 30 27 103 4.89 4.82 0.00 0.00 101.6 4.90 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.8 22 .498 .500 $10,000
1928 34 PHA AL 139.1 23 18 65 4.20 4.79 0.08 0.00 99.3 4.68 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.1 23 .531 .504 $6,000
1929 35 PHA AL 54.2 11 8 24 3.95 5.06 0.07 0.00 99.6 4.96 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.1 13 .555 .504 $7,500
1930 36 PHA AL 10.0 3 1 13 11.70 6.18 0.12 0.00 99.5 6.03 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .337 .497 $7,500
15 Seasons 2820.2 427 338 1424 4.54 4.73 -0.15 0.00 101.1 4.94 113 12.0 1.0 -1.7 38.9 429 .528 .508 $88,000
DET (6 yrs) 1237.0 186 144 615 4.47 4.46 -0.16 0.00 99.3 4.58 10 1.1 1.0 -0.9 12.9 143 .506 .502 $19,000
PHA (5 yrs) 541.0 87 72 259 4.31 4.83 0.05 0.00 101.5 4.85 31 3.4 1.0 -0.2 8.8 94 .539 .505 $31,000
BOS (4 yrs) 989.0 136 120 504 4.59 5.07 -0.25 0.00 103.1 5.48 93 9.7 1.0 -0.5 19.3 212 .571 .520 $38,000
BUF (1 yr) 53.2 18 2 46 7.71 3.87 -0.10 0.00 103.0 4.08 -22 -2.2 1.0 -0.0 -2.0 -20 .377 .486

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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1929 35 PHA AL WS W CHC 1 0 1.000 1.42 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.2 14 3 2 0 3 0 13 0 0 0 53 1.342 9.9 0.0 2.1 9.2 4.33
1 WS 1 0 1.000 1.42 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.2 14 3 2 0 3 0 13 0 0 0 53 1.342 9.9 0.0 2.1 9.2 4.33

Standard Batting

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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
1915 21 BUF FL 18 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1916 22 DET AL 5 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -16 2 0 0 /1
1917 23 DET AL 35 74 69 3 17 2 0 0 2 0 4 13 .246 .288 .275 .563 72 19 0 1 1
1919 25 DET AL 33 98 91 6 23 3 1 0 5 0 3 12 .253 .277 .308 .584 65 28 0 3 1
1920 26 DET AL 38 107 105 4 25 7 2 0 5 0 0 0 10 .238 .238 .343 .581 55 36 0 2 1
1921 27 DET AL 30 79 74 9 21 3 1 0 9 0 0 1 7 .284 .293 .351 .645 64 26 0 4 1
1922 28 DET AL 45 107 102 6 16 4 1 0 8 0 0 2 10 .157 .173 .216 .389 2 22 0 4 1
1923 29 BOS AL 43 120 112 4 25 3 0 0 7 0 0 2 11 .223 .237 .250 .487 28 28 0 6 1 MVP-11
1924 30 BOS AL 46 135 126 14 28 2 0 0 14 4 1 5 9 .222 .252 .238 .490 27 30 0 4 1 MVP-15
1925 31 BOS AL 34 98 88 6 13 2 0 0 5 0 0 4 11 .148 .185 .170 .355 -9 15 0 6 1 MVP-24
1926 32 TOT AL 35 93 80 6 12 3 0 0 8 1 0 3 11 .150 .181 .188 .368 -4 15 0 10 1
1926 32 BOS AL 14 36 34 4 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .147 .171 .206 .377 -0 7 0 1 1
1926 32 PHA AL 21 57 46 2 7 1 0 0 5 1 0 2 6 .152 .188 .174 .361 -7 8 0 9 1
1927 33 PHA AL 30 71 68 5 14 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .206 .206 .279 .485 22 19 0 3 1
1928 34 PHA AL 23 57 46 6 11 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 3 .239 .255 .348 .603 55 16 0 10 1
1929 35 PHA AL 11 19 19 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .105 .105 .158 .263 -34 3 0 0 1
1930 36 PHA AL 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 112 1 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 429 1088 1009 71 210 38 6 0 73 5 1 26 111 .208 .228 .258 .486 29 260 0 53
162 Game Avg. 162 411 381 27 79 14 2 0 28 2 10 42 .208 .228 .258 .486 29 98 0 20
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
DET (6 yrs) 186 479 455 29 104 19 5 0 30 0 0 10 57 .229 .245 .292 .537 47 133 0 14
PHA (5 yrs) 88 208 182 14 35 10 1 0 13 1 0 4 15 .192 .210 .258 .468 19 47 0 22
BOS (4 yrs) 137 389 360 28 71 9 0 0 29 4 1 12 36 .197 .223 .222 .445 16 80 0 17
BUF (1 yr) 18 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
AL (14 yrs) 411 1076 997 71 210 38 6 0 72 5 1 26 108 .211 .231 .261 .491 30 260 0 53
FL (1 yr) 18 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0

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
1915 21 BUF FL 18 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1916 22 DET AL 5 14 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1917 23 DET AL 35 74 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1919 25 DET AL 33 98 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .511 .502 0.4 0.0 3 1
1920 26 DET AL 38 107 -7 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $5,000 1
1921 27 DET AL 30 79 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $6,000 1
1922 28 DET AL 45 107 -15 0 0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $8,000 1
1923 29 BOS AL 43 120 -12 0 0 0 11 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $8,000 1 MVP-11
1924 30 BOS AL 46 135 -14 1 0 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 1 MVP-15
1925 31 BOS AL 34 98 -16 0 0 0 10 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 0.0 -6 $10,000 1 MVP-24
1926 32 BOS AL 14 36 -5 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 1
1926 32 PHA AL 21 57 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1927 33 PHA AL 30 71 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 1
1928 34 PHA AL 23 57 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $6,000 1
1929 35 PHA AL 11 19 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $7,500 1
1930 36 PHA AL 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $7,500 /1
15 Seasons 429 1088 -109 3 0 0 99 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .498 .500 -0.6 0.0 -7 $88,000
DET (6 yrs) 186 479 -35 1 0 0 40 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .504 .501 0.7 0.0 7 $19,000
PHA (5 yrs) 88 208 -24 1 0 0 21 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .500 -0.3 0.0 -3 $31,000
BOS (4 yrs) 137 389 -47 1 0 0 37 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .494 .499 -0.8 0.0 -9 $38,000
BUF (1 yr) 18 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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
1929 35 PHA AL WS CHC W 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 Awards
1915 BUF FL 21 P 18 2 0 53.2 30 2 25 3 2 .900 4.53 1.50 .956 3.09 3.05
1916 DET AL 22 P 5 4 4 37.1 16 3 13 0 0 1.000 3.86 3.20 .945 2.94 2.96
1917 DET AL 23 P 35 25 13 206.0 86 14 68 4 1 .953 3.58 2.34 .947 3.04 3.05
1919 DET AL 25 P 33 31 20 248.2 98 9 86 3 3 .969 3.44 2.88 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 DET AL 26 P 38 33 23 268.1 117 20 93 4 3 .966 3.79 2.97 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 DET AL 27 P 30 22 13 196.1 66 9 55 2 3 .970 2.93 2.13 .956 2.70 2.68
1922 DET AL 28 P 45 29 16 279.2 88 11 75 2 2 .977 2.77 1.91 .963 2.60 2.59
1923 BOS AL 29 P 43 39 28 316.2 122 18 101 3 8 .975 3.38 2.77 .959 2.72 2.70 MVP-11
1924 BOS AL 30 P 45 36 26 315.0 96 15 78 3 1 .969 2.66 2.07 .959 2.53 2.49 MVP-15
1925 BOS AL 31 P 34 31 22 260.2 100 6 88 6 4 .940 3.25 2.76 .960 2.66 2.64 MVP-24
1926 TOT AL 32 P 34 32 17 244.2 83 10 66 7 5 .916 2.80 2.24 .957 2.66 2.63
1926 BOS AL 32 P 14 14 7 97.1 36 3 29 4 3 .889 2.96 2.29 .957 2.66 2.63
1926 PHA AL 32 P 20 18 10 147.1 47 7 37 3 2 .936 2.69 2.20 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 PHA AL 33 P 30 27 10 189.2 74 13 57 4 1 .946 3.32 2.33 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 PHA AL 34 P 23 18 5 139.1 43 6 35 2 2 .953 2.65 1.78 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 PHA AL 35 P 11 8 2 54.2 18 7 10 1 0 .944 2.80 1.55 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 PHA AL 36 P 3 1 0 10.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 2.70 1.00 .947 2.16 2.17
15 Seasons P 427 338 199 2820.2 1040 143 853 44 36 .958 3.18 2.33 .955 2.69 2.67
15 Seasons TOT 427 338 199 2820.2 1040 143 853 44 36 .958 3.18 2.33 .955 2.69 2.67
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1954 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1956 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1958 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1960 BBWAA ( 4.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1923 AL (11, 11%)
1924 AL (15, 8%)
1925 AL (24, 3%)
0.22 Career Shares (724th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1923 AL  6.2 (9th)
1924 AL  8.2 (2nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1923 AL  6.3 (1st)
1924 AL  8.3 (1st)
1925 AL  5.3 (7th)
1926 AL  3.5 (10th)
Career  38.9 (173rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1924 AL  3.46 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1919 AL  17 (8th)
1923 AL  20 (4th)
1924 AL  19 (5th)
1926 AL  15 (8th)
Career  166 (198th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1924 AL  1.286 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1920 AL  8.385 (6th)
1924 AL  9.257 (9th)
1926 AL  8.828 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1924 AL  2.314 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  3.932 (8th)
1922 AL  3.476 (6th)
1924 AL  3.400 (3rd)
1925 AL  3.280 (8th)
1926 AL  3.421 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1922 AL  45 (5th)
1924 AL  45 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1920 AL  4 (3rd)
1924 AL  4 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1920 AL  268.3 (10th)
1922 AL  279.7 (7th)
1923 AL  316.7 (2nd)
1924 AL  315.0 (1st)
1925 AL  260.7 (4th)
Career  2,820.7 (165th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1920 AL  98 (8th)
1922 AL  108 (4th)
1923 AL  121 (4th)
1924 AL  119 (2nd)
1925 AL  95 (3rd)
1926 AL  93 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1919 AL  31 (7th)
1920 AL  33 (9th)
1923 AL  39 (2nd)
1924 AL  36 (2nd)
1925 AL  31 (7th)
1926 AL  32 (7th)
Career  338 (219th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1920 AL  23 (7th)
1923 AL  28 (2nd)
1924 AL  26 (2nd)
1925 AL  22 (1st)
1926 AL  17 (9th)
Career  199 (138th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1917 AL  4 (9th)
1923 AL  2 (10th)
1924 AL  4 (3rd)
Career  20 (244th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1917 AL  3 (9th)
1921 AL  15 (5th)
1923 AL  12 (4th)
1927 AL  13 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1919 AL  107 (1st)
1920 AL  124 (3rd)
1922 AL  101 (2nd)
1923 AL  119 (2nd)
1924 AL  81 (7th)
1926 AL  95 (9th)
Career  1,042 (98th)

Hits s c a p y
1919 AL  255 (9th)
1922 AL  299 (5th)
1923 AL  318 (3rd)
1924 AL  324 (2nd)
1925 AL  285 (2nd)
1926 AL  240 (10th)
Career  2,873 (147th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1924 AL  1.469 (5th)
1925 AL  1.118 (8th)
1927 AL  1.133 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  0.276 (9th)
1926 AL  0.147 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1920 AL  18 (4th)
1922 AL  17 (3rd)
1923 AL  17 (4th)
1924 AL  17 (1st)
1925 AL  20 (2nd)
1926 AL  14 (10th)
Career  166 (100th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1919 AL  88 (5th)
1922 AL  131 (1st)
1923 AL  133 (2nd)
1924 AL  121 (3rd)
1925 AL  108 (9th)
1926 AL  105 (3rd)
Career  1,174 (138th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1924 AL  4 (9th)
1926 AL  5 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1920 AL  13 (2nd)
1921 AL  13 (1st)
1922 AL  23 (1st)
1923 AL  20 (1st)
1924 AL  11 (4th)
1925 AL  11 (1st)
1926 AL  8 (2nd)
1927 AL  14 (1st)
Career  137 (31st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1919 AL  1,043 (10th)
1920 AL  1,124 (10th)
1922 AL  1,232 (5th)
1923 AL  1,350 (2nd)
1924 AL  1,349 (1st)
1925 AL  1,134 (3rd)
1926 AL  1,068 (9th)
Career  12,081 (154th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1924 AL  126 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  33 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1924 AL  3.2 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1922 AL  45 (5th)
1924 AL  45 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1920 AL  20 (2nd)
1923 AL  18 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1919 AL  86 (3rd)
1920 AL  93 (3rd)
1923 AL  101 (2nd)
1924 AL  78 (2nd)
1925 AL  88 (2nd)
Career  853 (44th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1925 AL  6 (1st)
1926 AL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1920 AL  3.79 (3rd)
1927 AL  3.32 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1919 AL  2.88 (4th)
1920 AL  2.97 (2nd)
1923 AL  2.77 (1st)
1925 AL  2.76 (1st)
1927 AL  2.33 (3rd)
Career  2.33 (79th)

Youngest s c a p y
1915 FL  born 1894-04-24 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (446), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 94 (238), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 32 (441), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (699), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (192nd), 38.3 career WAR/32.2 7yr-peak WAR/35.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192026Detroit Tigers$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192127Detroit Tigers$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192228Detroit Tigers$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192329Boston Red Sox$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192430Boston Red Sox$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192531Boston Red Sox$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192632Boston Red Sox$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsBOS/PHA
192733Philadelphia Athletics$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192834Philadelphia Athletics$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192935Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193036Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$88,000
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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