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Sammy Ellis

Samuel Joseph Ellis

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 11, 1941 in Youngstown, OH
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1962 (Age 21.062)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Angels/WhiteSox 1962-1969

Final Game: June 8, 1969 (Age 28.117)
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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
1962 21 CIN NL 2 2 .500 6.75 8 4 1 0 0 0 28.0 29 25 21 6 29 0 27 1 1 0 140 60 6.69 2.071 9.3 1.9 9.3 8.7 0.93
1964 23 CIN NL 10 3 .769 2.57 52 5 32 2 0 14 122.1 101 38 35 9 28 2 125 1 0 2 488 141 2.23 1.054 7.4 0.7 2.1 9.2 4.46 MVP-16
1965 ★ 24 CIN NL 22 10 .688 3.79 44 39 4 15 2 2 263.2 222 119 111 22 104 4 183 6 1 9 1101 99 3.47 1.236 7.6 0.8 3.5 6.2 1.76 AS
1966 25 CIN NL 12 19 .387 5.29 41 36 2 7 0 0 221.0 226 135 130 35 78 8 154 3 2 9 960 74 4.32 1.376 9.2 1.4 3.2 6.3 1.97
1967 26 CIN NL 8 11 .421 3.84 32 27 4 8 1 0 175.2 197 86 75 18 67 7 80 4 0 6 769 99 4.17 1.503 10.1 0.9 3.4 4.1 1.19
1968 27 CAL AL 9 10 .474 3.95 42 24 6 3 0 2 164.0 150 80 72 22 56 4 93 6 0 1 694 73 4.13 1.256 8.2 1.2 3.1 5.1 1.66
1969 28 CHW AL 0 3 .000 5.83 10 5 2 0 0 0 29.1 42 20 19 6 16 2 15 1 0 1 144 67 5.88 1.977 12.9 1.8 4.9 4.6 0.94
7 Yrs 63 58 .521 4.15 229 140 51 35 3 18 1004.0 967 503 463 118 378 27 677 22 4 28 4296 88 3.90 1.340 8.7 1.1 3.4 6.1 1.79
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .521 4.15 42 26 9 6 1 3 185 178 93 85 22 70 5 125 4 1 5 792 88 3.90 1.340 8.7 1.1 3.4 6.1 1.79
CIN (5 yrs) 54 45 .545 4.13 177 111 43 32 3 16 810.2 775 403 372 90 306 21 569 15 4 26 3458 92 3.78 1.333 8.6 1.0 3.4 6.3 1.86
CAL (1 yr) 9 10 .474 3.95 42 24 6 3 0 2 164.0 150 80 72 22 56 4 93 6 0 1 694 73 4.13 1.256 8.2 1.2 3.1 5.1 1.66
CHW (1 yr) 0 3 .000 5.83 10 5 2 0 0 0 29.1 42 20 19 6 16 2 15 1 0 1 144 67 5.88 1.977 12.9 1.8 4.9 4.6 0.94
NL (5 yrs) 54 45 .545 4.13 177 111 43 32 3 16 810.2 775 403 372 90 306 21 569 15 4 26 3458 92 3.78 1.333 8.6 1.0 3.4 6.3 1.86
AL (2 yrs) 9 13 .409 4.24 52 29 8 3 0 2 193.1 192 100 91 28 72 6 108 7 0 2 838 72 4.40 1.366 8.9 1.3 3.4 5.0 1.50
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
1962 21 CIN NL 28.0 8 4 25 8.04 4.61 -0.06 -0.03 104.3 4.84 -10 -0.9 .7 0.0 -0.6 -7 .382 .494
1964 23 CIN NL 122.1 52 5 38 2.80 4.03 0.11 -0.09 102.8 3.93 14 1.6 1.6 0.1 3.1 27 .531 .510 MVP-16
1965 ★ 24 CIN NL 263.2 44 39 119 4.06 3.98 -0.16 0.06 105.7 4.44 11 1.3 1.6 -0.1 3.8 36 .530 .508 AS
1966 25 CIN NL 221.0 41 36 135 5.50 4.13 -0.32 0.06 109.8 4.95 -16 -1.7 2.6 -0.2 0.3 6 .459 .490
1967 26 CIN NL 175.2 32 27 86 4.41 3.86 -0.08 0.05 112.4 4.49 -0 -0.1 .2 -0.1 1.5 16 .498 .500 $26,500
1968 27 CAL AL 164.0 42 24 80 4.39 3.46 0.17 0.01 97.4 3.21 -20 -2.4 1.4 -0.2 -1.0 -10 .443 .485 $26,500
1969 28 CHW AL 29.1 10 5 20 6.14 4.07 -0.12 0.01 104.5 4.39 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .441 .496 $27,500
7 Seasons 1004.0 229 140 503 4.51 3.93 -0.09 0.03 106.0 4.31 -26 -2.7 1.4 -0.5 6.7 65 .488 .499 $80,500
CIN (5 yrs) 810.2 177 111 403 4.47 4.02 -0.14 0.03 107.8 4.53 -1 0.3 1.5 -0.3 8.1 78 .501 .502 $26,500
CAL (1 yr) 164.0 42 24 80 4.39 3.46 0.17 0.01 97.4 3.21 -20 -2.4 1.4 -0.2 -1.0 -10 .443 .485 $26,500
CHW (1 yr) 29.1 10 5 20 6.14 4.07 -0.12 0.01 104.5 4.39 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .441 .496 $27,500

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
1962 21 CIN NL 8 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 23 CIN NL 52 31 24 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 .083 .214 .083 .298 -13 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 MVP-16
1965 ★ 24 CIN NL 44 108 96 5 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 5 44 .125 .168 .146 .314 -13 14 2 0 7 0 0 1 AS
1966 25 CIN NL 43 83 70 3 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 28 .114 .162 .129 .291 -21 9 1 0 9 0 0 1
1967 26 CIN NL 32 59 49 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 23 .082 .151 .082 .233 -35 4 0 0 6 0 0 1
1968 27 CAL AL 42 53 44 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 .045 .087 .045 .132 -58 2 0 2 7 0 0 1
1969 28 CHW AL 10 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
7 Yrs 231 352 299 19 31 3 0 0 7 0 0 18 134 .104 .160 .114 .274 -23 34 3 2 33 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 247 210 13 22 2 0 0 5 0 0 13 94 .104 .160 .114 .274 -23 24 2 1 23 0 0
CIN (5 yrs) 179 291 249 16 28 3 0 0 7 0 0 17 110 .112 .169 .124 .294 -18 31 3 0 25 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 42 53 44 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 .045 .087 .045 .132 -58 2 0 2 7 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 10 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 27 1 0 0 1 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 179 291 249 16 28 3 0 0 7 0 0 17 110 .112 .169 .124 .294 -18 31 3 0 25 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 52 61 50 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 .060 .113 .060 .173 -46 3 0 2 8 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
1962 21 CIN NL 8 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1964 23 CIN NL 52 31 -3 -0 0 0 4 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 MVP-16
1965 ★ 24 CIN NL 44 108 -13 0 0 0 13 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1 AS
1966 25 CIN NL 43 83 -10 -1 -0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1967 26 CIN NL 32 59 -8 -1 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $26,500 1
1968 27 CAL AL 42 53 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $26,500 1
1969 28 CHW AL 10 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $27,500 1
7 Seasons 231 352 -44 -1 0 0 39 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .497 .499 -0.7 0.1 -6 $80,500
CIN (5 yrs) 179 291 -36 -2 0 0 33 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.5 0.1 -4 $26,500
CAL (1 yr) 42 53 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 $26,500
CHW (1 yr) 10 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $27,500

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
1962 CIN NL 21 P 8 4 0 28.0 6 1 3 2 1 .667 1.29 0.50 .948 2.06 2.05 0 2 100% 34% 0
1964 CIN NL 23 P 52 5 2 122.1 27 8 18 1 3 .963 1.91 0.50 .953 2.14 2.13 5 2 29% 40% 0 MVP-16
1965 CIN NL 24 P 44 39 15 263.2 52 15 32 5 1 .904 1.60 1.07 .956 2.08 2.08 16 10 38% 36% 0 AS
1966 CIN NL 25 P 41 36 7 221.0 32 8 23 1 1 .969 1.26 0.76 .947 1.96 1.96 19 2 10% 40% 1
1967 CIN NL 26 P 32 27 8 175.2 38 9 27 2 1 .947 1.84 1.13 .960 2.00 2.00 17 9 35% 40% 0
1968 CAL AL 27 P 42 24 3 164.0 28 12 14 2 0 .929 1.43 0.62 .957 1.89 1.88 19 5 21% 37% 1
1969 CHW AL 28 P 10 5 0 29.1 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 2.76 0.90 .951 1.87 1.88 2 1 33% 36% 0
7 Seasons P 229 140 35 1004.0 192 56 123 13 7 .932 1.60 0.78 .955 2.01 2.01 78 31 28% 38% 2
7 Seasons TOT 229 140 35 1004.0 192 56 123 13 7 .932 1.60 0.78 .955 2.01 2.01 78 31 28% 38% 2
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (16, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Wins s c a p y
1965 NL  22 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1965 NL  .688 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1965 NL  7.578 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  6.069 (249th)

Saves s c a p y
1964 NL  14 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1965 NL  263.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1965 NL  183 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1965 NL  39 (5th)
1966 NL  36 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1965 NL  15 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1966 NL  35 (1st)
1968 AL  22 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1965 NL  104 (5th)
1966 NL  78 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1966 NL  19 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1965 NL  111 (1st)
1966 NL  130 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1965 NL  9 (10th)
1966 NL  9 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1965 NL  1,101 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1964 NL  32 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1965 NL  5 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 23 (1000), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (997), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1162), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1136th), 6.1 career WAR/6.1 7yr-peak WAR/6.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1967 26 Cincinnati Reds $26,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 27 California Angels $26,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1969 28 Chicago White Sox $27,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$80,500
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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