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Dick Errickson

Richard Merriwell Errickson (Lief)

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

Born: March 5, 1912 in Vineland, NJ
High School: Vineland HS (Vineland, NJ)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1938 (Age 26.053, 6,869th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bees/Braves/Cubs 1938-1942

Last Game: September 13, 1942 (Age 30.192)
Died: November 28, 1999 in Vineland, NJ
Buried: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland, NJ
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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
1938 26 BSN NL 9 7 .563 3.15 34 10 15 6 1 6 122.2 113 53 43 1 56 40 2 1 3 525 108 3.80 1.378 8.3 0.1 4.1 2.9 0.71
1939 27 BSN NL 6 9 .400 4.00 28 11 9 3 0 1 128.1 143 63 57 6 54 33 1 1 3 559 92 4.35 1.535 10.0 0.4 3.8 2.3 0.61
1940 28 BSN NL 12 13 .480 3.16 34 29 3 17 3 0 236.1 241 91 83 8 90 34 1 0 1 997 116 4.14 1.401 9.2 0.3 3.4 1.3 0.38
1941 29 BSN NL 6 12 .333 4.78 38 23 9 5 2 1 165.2 192 100 88 12 62 45 4 0 3 741 74 4.26 1.533 10.4 0.7 3.4 2.4 0.73
1942 30 TOT NL 3 6 .333 4.75 34 4 15 0 0 1 83.1 115 46 44 9 28 24 1 1 2 376 70 4.29 1.716 12.4 1.0 3.0 2.6 0.86
1942 30 BSN NL 2 5 .286 5.01 21 4 7 0 0 1 59.1 76 34 33 8 20 15 0 1 1 266 67 4.68 1.618 11.5 1.2 3.0 2.3 0.75
1942 30 CHC NL 1 1 .500 4.13 13 0 8 0 0 0 24.0 39 12 11 1 8 9 1 0 1 110 79 3.33 1.958 14.6 0.4 3.0 3.4 1.13
5 Yrs 36 47 .434 3.85 168 77 51 31 6 9 736.1 804 353 315 36 290 176 9 3 12 3198 92 4.16 1.486 9.8 0.4 3.5 2.2 0.61
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .434 3.85 47 21 14 9 2 2 204 223 98 87 10 80 49 2 1 3 888 92 4.16 1.486 9.8 0.4 3.5 2.2 0.61
BSN (5 yrs) 35 46 .432 3.84 155 77 43 31 6 9 712.1 765 341 304 35 282 167 8 3 11 3088 93 4.19 1.470 9.7 0.4 3.6 2.1 0.59
CHC (1 yr) 1 1 .500 4.13 13 0 8 0 0 0 24.0 39 12 11 1 8 9 1 0 1 110 79 3.33 1.958 14.6 0.4 3.0 3.4 1.13
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
1938 26 BSN NL 122.2 34 10 53 3.89 4.44 0.22 0.00 90.2 3.81 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.0 10 .498 .500
1939 27 BSN NL 128.1 28 11 63 4.42 4.54 0.30 0.00 95.3 4.05 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .483 .497
1940 28 BSN NL 236.1 34 29 91 3.47 4.46 0.06 0.00 96.0 4.23 21 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.3 42 .568 .514
1941 29 BSN NL 165.2 38 23 100 5.43 4.43 0.07 0.00 96.8 4.21 -22 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .441 .486
1942 30 BSN NL 60.0 21 4 34 5.10 3.71 0.03 0.00 100.1 3.69 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .452 .494
1942 30 CHC NL 24.0 13 0 12 4.50 3.92 -0.16 0.00 97.5 3.97 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 0 .489 .499
5 Seasons 737.0 168 77 353 4.31 4.38 0.12 0.00 95.5 4.07 -16 -1.6 1.0 -0.4 4.7 45 .490 .498
BSN (5 yrs) 713.0 155 77 341 4.30 4.40 0.13 0.00 95.4 4.07 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.4 4.7 44 .491 .498
CHC (1 yr) 24.0 13 0 12 4.50 3.92 -0.16 0.00 97.5 3.97 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 0 .489 .499

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1940 28 BSN NL 659 34 998 892 91 241 25 3 8 1 5 90 34 .270 .338 .332 .670 .274 296 12 1 15 0 7
1941 29 BSN NL 570 38 740 667 100 192 18 2 12 1 0 62 45 .288 .352 .375 .727 .295 250 3 4 7 0 1
1942 30 BSN NL 183 21 266 246 34 76 5 2 8 0 0 20 15 .309 .361 .443 .804 .305 109 3 0 0 0 1
1942 30 CHC NL 95 13 110 97 12 39 0 0 1 0 1 8 9 .402 .453 .433 .886 .437 42 0 1 6 0 1
1942 30 TOT NL 278 34 376 343 46 115 5 2 9 0 1 28 24 .335 .387 .440 .827 .342 151 3 1 6 0 2
3 Yrs 1507 106 2114 1902 237 548 48 7 29 2 6 180 103 .288 .352 .366 .718 .293 697 18 6 28 0 10
162 Game Avg. 633 44 887 798 99 230 20 3 12 1 3 76 43 .288 .352 .366 .718 .293 293 8 3 12 0 4
MLB Averages .266 .336 .347 .683 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1940 28 BSN NL 15.6 1.6 347 0.8 6.9 -6.1 1.15 0.3 0.4 7.6 0.8 0.98 3.6 0 0 4
1941 29 BSN NL -22.2 -2.2 173 -0.2 2.4 -2.6 .84 -0.9 0.6 -10.2 -1.0 0.97 -10.1 1 1 1
1942 30 TOT NL -10.9 -1.1 101 -0.1 1.2 -1.3 .82 -0.6 0.5 -3.3 -0.3 1.06 -5.1 1 0 4
1942 30 BSN NL -8.9 -0.9 84 -0.0 1.2 -1.2 .95 -0.4 0.3 -2.5 -0.3 1.04 -3.7 1 0 2
1942 30 CHC NL -2.0 -0.2 17 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .12 -0.2 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 1.14 -1.4 0 0 2
5 Yrs -18.2 -1.8 621 0.5 10.5 -10.0 1.01 -1.1 1.6 -5.9 -0.6 0.99 -11.7 2 1 9

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1938 26 BSN NL 34 10 6 3 1 1 1 7 3 .700 0 0 6 1 6 60% 56.2 81 28 4 5 4.5 7.3
1939 27 BSN NL 28 11 4 6 1 0 2 5 6 .455 0 0 3 0 6 55% 44.5 72 20 6 3 3.2 5.5
1940 28 BSN NL 34 29 12 13 4 2 6 14 15 .483 0 1 17 3 17 59% 52.6 81 20 3 0 13 3 3.6 3.5 7.7
1941 29 BSN NL 38 23 5 11 7 1 3 9 14 .391 0 0 5 2 11 48% 45.8 82 25 1 1 14 6 3.6 1.6 6.0
1942 30 TOT NL 34 4 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 4 100% 64 42 5 2 2 1 3.3 4.2 7.1
1942 30 BSN NL 21 4 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 4 100% 51.2 64 42 5 2 2 1 3.3 4.2 7.1
5 Yrs 155 77 29 34 14 4 13 37 40 .481 0 1 31 6 44 57% 50 82 20 9 3 39 18 3.6 3.1 6.8
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 105 -20 4.6 4.9 6.9

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1938 26 BSN NL 34 24 15 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 14 4 0 3 6.2
1939 27 BSN NL 28 17 9 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 11.9
1940 28 BSN NL 34 5 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.149 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 2 1 7.2
1941 29 BSN NL 38 15 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% .837 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 8 4 2 3 5.5
1942 30 TOT NL 34 30 15 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 50% .823 1 0 4 0 1 4 1 4 15 9 3 4 5.6
1942 30 BSN NL 21 17 7 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 50% .949 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 9 5 2 1 5.6
1942 30 CHC NL 13 13 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .124 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 6 4 1 3 5.5
5 Yrs 168 91 51 7 13 0 13 0 0 0 3 1 33% 1.009 2 1 9 0 3 9 2 10 53 20 7 11 7.0

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%
1938 26 BSN NL 525 0.2% 7.6% 10.7% 2.9% 13% 80%
1939 27 BSN NL 559 1.1% 5.9% 9.7% 1.6% 6% 80%
1940 28 BSN NL 998 61% 0.8% 3.4% 9.0% 3.6% 15% 1.24 85% 76 12 16%
1941 29 BSN NL 740 46% 1.6% 6.1% 8.4% 4.3% 17% 1.30 82% 28 3 11%
1942 30 TOT NL 376 58% 2.4% 6.4% 7.5% 4.3% 14% 1.12 82% 24 3 13%
1942 30 BSN NL 266 60% 3.0% 5.6% 7.5% 5.6% 20% 1.09 84% 21 3 14%
1942 30 CHC NL 110 47% 0.9% 8.2% 7.3% 0.9% 3% 1.50 79% 3 0 0%
5 Yrs 3198 57% 1.1% 5.5% 9.1% 3.4% 13% 1.24 82% 128 18 14%
MLB Averages 52% 1.4% 9.0% 8.9% 3.9% 16% 0.94 79% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1938 26 BSN NL 113 1 3
1939 27 BSN NL 143 6 3
1940 28 BSN NL 339 241 8 0 4 1 1 0 2 8 4 0 50% 7 1 0 151 1 5 17% 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 659
1941 29 BSN NL 170 192 12 0 4 4 1 3 2 4 2 0 50% 1 3 0 74 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 570
1942 30 TOT NL 98 115 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 67% 2 2 1 45 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 278
1942 30 BSN NL 83 76 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 80% 1 1 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 183
1942 30 CHC NL 15 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0% 1 1 1 8 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 95
5 Yrs 607 804 36 0 10 5 2 3 4 18 10 0 56% 10 12 1 270 2 6 25% 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1507
MLB Averages 54% 52%

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+
1938 26 9 7 .563 3.15 34 10 15 6 1 6 122.2 113 53 43 1 56 40 2 1 3 525 108 1.378 8.3 0.1 4.1 2.9 0.71 108
1939 27 15 16 .484 3.59 62 21 24 9 1 7 251.0 256 116 100 7 110 73 3 2 6 1084 99 1.458 9.2 0.3 3.9 2.6 0.66 99
1940 28 27 29 .482 3.38 96 50 27 26 4 7 487.1 497 207 183 15 200 107 4 2 7 2081 107 1.430 9.2 0.3 3.7 2.0 0.54 107
1941 29 33 41 .446 3.74 134 73 36 31 6 8 653.0 689 307 271 27 262 152 8 2 10 2822 96 1.456 9.5 0.4 3.6 2.1 0.58 96
1942 30 36 47 .434 3.85 168 77 51 31 6 9 736.1 804 353 315 36 290 176 9 3 12 3198 92 1.486 9.8 0.4 3.5 2.2 0.61 92

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
1938 26 7 7 .500 3.95 130.0 130 63 57 1 64 42 2 1.492 9.0 4.4 2.9 0.66 0.1 34
1939 27 7 8 .467 4.20 135.0 160 70 63 7 60 35 1 1.630 10.7 4.0 2.3 0.58 0.5 28
1940 28 16 12 .571 3.33 249.0 269 102 92 9 100 36 1 1.482 9.7 3.6 1.3 0.36 0.3 34
1941 29 8 11 .421 5.23 172.0 211 111 100 13 68 47 4 1.622 11.0 3.6 2.5 0.69 0.7 38
1942 30 5 5 .500 5.11 88.0 136 56 50 11 33 25 1 1.920 13.9 3.4 2.6 0.76 1.1 34
5 Yrs 43 43 .500 4.21 774.0 906 402 362 41 325 185 9 1.590 10.5 2.2 0.57 0.5 168



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1940 NL  4.4 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1941 NL  38 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1938 NL  6 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1940 NL  236.3 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1940 NL  17 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1940 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  12 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1940 NL  90 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1940 NL  241 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 NL  0.305 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  88 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 NL  4 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1940 NL  997 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1281st), 4.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Richard Dick Lief Merriwell Errickson

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