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Paul Erickson

Paul Walford Erickson (Li'L Abner)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 14, 1915 in Zion, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1941 (Age 25.124)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Giants 1941-1948

Final Game: July 10, 1948 (Age 32.209)
Died: April 5, 2002 in Fond du Lac, WI
Buried: Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Fond du Lac, WI
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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1941 25 CHC NL 5 7 .417 3.70 32 15 9 7 1 1 141.0 126 70 58 2 64 85 2 0 4 615 95 3.05 1.348 8.0 0.1 4.1 5.4 1.33
1942 26 CHC NL 1 6 .143 5.43 18 7 6 1 0 0 63.0 70 40 38 4 41 26 0 0 2 289 59 4.37 1.762 10.0 0.6 5.9 3.7 0.63
1943 27 CHC NL 1 3 .250 6.12 15 4 6 0 0 0 42.2 47 32 29 4 22 24 2 0 2 195 55 4.19 1.617 9.9 0.8 4.6 5.1 1.09
1944 28 CHC NL 5 9 .357 3.55 33 15 6 5 3 1 124.1 113 59 49 5 67 82 0 0 5 547 99 3.36 1.448 8.2 0.4 4.8 5.9 1.22
1945 29 CHC NL 7 4 .636 3.32 28 9 9 3 0 3 108.1 94 41 40 5 48 53 7 0 2 467 110 3.68 1.311 7.8 0.4 4.0 4.4 1.10
1946 30 CHC NL 9 7 .563 2.43 32 14 9 5 1 0 137.0 119 46 37 2 65 70 3 0 0 595 137 3.04 1.343 7.8 0.1 4.3 4.6 1.08
1947 31 CHC NL 7 12 .368 4.34 40 20 11 6 0 1 174.0 179 90 84 18 93 82 5 0 3 779 91 4.59 1.563 9.3 0.9 4.8 4.2 0.88
1948 32 TOT NL 2 0 1.000 5.25 9 2 1 0 0 0 24.0 26 15 14 2 25 10 0 0 1 119 78 6.03 2.125 9.8 0.8 9.4 3.8 0.40
1948 32 CHC NL 0 0 6.35 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 7 5 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 31 65 4.42 2.294 11.1 0.0 9.5 6.4 0.67
1948 32 PHI NL 2 0 1.000 5.19 4 2 0 0 0 0 17.1 19 10 10 2 17 5 0 0 1 83 77 6.52 2.077 9.9 1.0 8.8 2.6 0.29
1948 32 NYG NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 6.66 2.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
8 Yrs 37 48 .435 3.86 207 86 57 27 5 6 814.1 774 393 349 42 425 432 19 0 19 3606 93 3.76 1.472 8.6 0.5 4.7 4.8 1.02
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .435 3.86 48 20 13 6 1 1 189 180 91 81 10 99 100 4 0 4 837 93 3.76 1.472 8.6 0.5 4.7 4.8 1.02
CHC (8 yrs) 35 48 .422 3.83 201 84 56 27 5 6 796.0 755 383 339 40 406 426 19 0 18 3518 93 3.69 1.459 8.5 0.5 4.6 4.8 1.05
NYG (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 6.66 2.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
PHI (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 5.19 4 2 0 0 0 0 17.1 19 10 10 2 17 5 0 0 1 83 77 6.52 2.077 9.9 1.0 8.8 2.6 0.29
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
1941 25 CHC NL 141.0 32 15 70 4.47 4.26 -0.17 0.00 95.7 4.24 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.0 9 .491 .498
1942 26 CHC NL 63.0 18 7 40 5.71 4.05 -0.14 0.00 96.7 4.06 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .433 .493
1943 27 CHC NL 42.2 15 4 32 6.75 3.85 -0.11 0.00 98.3 3.89 -14 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.1 -10 .404 .491
1944 28 CHC NL 124.1 33 15 59 4.27 4.22 -0.18 0.00 97.7 4.30 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.1 11 .502 .500
1945 29 CHC NL 108.1 28 9 41 3.41 4.39 0.22 0.00 98.2 4.10 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.7 18 .529 .505
1946 30 CHC NL 137.0 32 14 46 3.02 3.73 -0.08 0.00 98.5 3.75 11 1.3 .8 -0.1 2.6 24 .540 .508
1947 31 CHC NL 174.0 40 20 90 4.66 4.81 -0.04 0.00 98.3 4.77 1 0.2 1.1 -0.1 1.9 22 .504 .501
1948 32 CHC NL 5.2 3 0 5 7.94 4.47 0.04 0.00 96.0 4.25 -2 -0.2 .8 0.0 -0.2 -2 .424 .499
1948 32 PHI NL 17.1 4 2 10 5.19 4.35 -0.26 0.00 98.2 4.52 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .466 .499
1948 32 NYG NL 1.0 2 0 0 0.00 5.99 -0.01 0.00 100.8 6.05 1 0.1 .6 -0.0 0.1 1 .536 .500
8 Seasons 814.1 207 86 393 4.34 4.27 -0.07 0.00 97.6 4.24 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.6 6.4 65 .495 .501
CHC (8 yrs) 796.0 201 84 383 4.33 4.27 -0.07 0.00 97.6 4.23 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.6 6.3 64 .496 .501
NYG (1 yr) 1.0 2 0 0 0.00 5.99 -0.01 0.00 100.8 6.05 1 0.1 .6 -0.0 0.1 1 .536 .500
PHI (1 yr) 17.1 4 2 10 5.19 4.35 -0.26 0.00 98.2 4.52 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .466 .499

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
1945 29 CHC NL WS L DET 0 0 3.86 4 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 32 1.571 10.3 0.0 3.9 6.4 1.67
1 WS 0 0 3.86 4 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 32 1.571 10.3 0.0 3.9 6.4 1.67

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
1941 25 CHC NL 32 47 46 5 7 4 0 1 2 0 0 12 .152 .152 .304 .457 29 14 2 0 1 1
1942 26 CHC NL 18 21 21 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 .143 .143 .143 .286 -15 3 0 0 0 1
1943 27 CHC NL 15 15 15 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 .200 .250 .200 .450 32 3 0 0 0 1
1944 28 CHC NL 33 40 36 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 15 .056 .128 .194 .323 -10 7 0 0 0 1
1945 29 CHC NL 28 39 32 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 .156 .229 .219 .447 26 7 0 0 4 1
1946 30 CHC NL 32 46 40 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 .050 .050 .075 .125 -65 3 2 0 6 1
1947 31 CHC NL 40 60 60 2 15 2 0 1 3 0 0 19 .250 .250 .333 .583 56 20 0 0 0 1
1948 32 TOT NL 9 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 -31 1 0 0 0 /1
1948 32 CHC NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1948 32 PHI NL 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -22 1 0 0 0 /1
1948 32 NYG NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 207 276 258 12 38 9 1 3 11 0 7 89 .147 .170 .225 .395 11 58 4 0 11
162 Game Avg. 162 216 202 9 30 7 1 2 9 0 5 70 .147 .170 .225 .395 11 45 3 0 9
CHC (8 yrs) 201 269 251 12 37 9 1 3 10 0 7 87 .147 .171 .227 .398 11 57 4 0 11
NYG (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -22 1 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
1941 25 CHC NL 32 47 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1942 26 CHC NL 18 21 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1943 27 CHC NL 15 15 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1944 28 CHC NL 33 40 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1945 29 CHC NL 28 39 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1946 30 CHC NL 32 46 -9 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .482 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1947 31 CHC NL 40 60 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .502 0.2 0.0 2 1
1948 32 CHC NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1948 32 PHI NL 4 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1948 32 NYG NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
8 Seasons 207 276 -33 0 0 0 27 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .497 .500 -0.6 0.0 -5
CHC (8 yrs) 201 269 -32 0 0 0 27 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .497 .500 -0.6 0.0 -5
NYG (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHI (1 yr) 4 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1945 29 CHC NL WS DET L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1941 CHC NL 25 P 32 15 7 141.0 24 2 21 1 1 .958 1.47 0.72 .965 2.23 2.21 0 0 0
1942 CHC NL 26 P 18 7 1 63.0 17 5 12 0 2 1.000 2.43 0.94 .968 2.36 2.35 0 0 1
1943 CHC NL 27 P 15 4 0 42.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.48 0.47 .961 2.26 2.25 0 0 0
1944 CHC NL 28 P 33 15 5 124.1 39 7 30 2 1 .949 2.68 1.12 .961 2.14 2.13 1 0 0% 0
1945 CHC NL 29 P 28 9 3 108.1 21 2 19 0 0 1.000 1.74 0.75 .963 2.18 2.17 1 1 50% 0
1946 CHC NL 30 P 32 14 5 137.0 27 5 22 0 0 1.000 1.77 0.84 .960 2.24 2.22 3 0 0% 0
1947 CHC NL 31 P 40 20 6 174.0 42 8 33 1 3 .976 2.12 1.03 .966 2.10 2.07 3 4 57% 4
1948 TOT NL 32 P 9 2 0 24.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.89 .964 2.10 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1948 CHC NL 32 P 3 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.67 .965 2.06 2.07 0 0 0
1948 PHI NL 32 P 4 2 0 17.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 3.12 1.50 .963 2.13 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1948 NYG NL 32 P 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 207 86 27 814.1 185 33 148 4 7 .978 2.00 0.87 .964 2.19 2.18 8 6 43% 5
8 Seasons TOT 207 86 27 814.1 185 33 148 4 7 .978 2.00 0.87 .964 2.19 2.18 8 6 43% 5
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  4.241 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1945 NL  3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1941 NL  85 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1944 NL  3 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  18 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  93 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1947 NL  12 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 NL  7 (3rd)
1947 NL  5 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1593), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (470th), 5.8 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Li'L Paul Abner Paul poison Walford Erickson ericson erikson

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