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Bob Feller

Robert William Andrew Feller (Rapid Robert or Heater from Van Meter)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, IA
High School: Van Meter HS (Van Meter, IA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1936 (Age 17.259)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Team: Indians 1936-1956

Final Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 37.332)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1962 (150/160 ballots).
   View Bob Feller Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: December 15, 2010 in Cleveland, OH
Buried: Gates Mills - North Cemetery, Gates Mills, OH
Relatives: Cousin of Hal Manders
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #10. Kid Nichols… #11. Rube Waddell… #12. Bob Gibson… #13. BOB FELLER… #14. Ed Walsh… #15. Bert Blyleven… #16. Roger Clemens… 

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
1936 17 CLE AL 5 3 .625 3.34 14 8 5 5 0 1 62.0 52 29 23 1 47 76 4 3 8 279 155 3.49 1.597 7.5 0.1 6.8 11.0 1.62
1937 18 CLE AL 9 7 .563 3.39 26 19 4 9 0 1 148.2 116 68 56 4 106 150 2 2 5 651 133 3.55 1.493 7.0 0.2 6.4 9.1 1.42
1938 ★ 19 CLE AL 17 11 .607 4.08 39 36 3 20 2 1 277.2 225 136 126 13 208 240 7 1 5 1248 113 4.13 1.559 7.3 0.4 6.7 7.8 1.15 AS
1939 ★ 20 CLE AL 24 9 .727 2.85 39 35 3 24 4 1 296.2 227 105 94 13 142 246 3 1 14 1243 154 3.35 1.244 6.9 0.4 4.3 7.5 1.73 AS,MVP-3
1940 ★ 21 CLE AL 27 11 .711 2.61 43 37 5 31 4 4 320.1 245 102 93 13 118 261 5 0 8 1304 163 2.89 1.133 6.9 0.4 3.3 7.3 2.21 AS,MVP-2
1941 ★ 22 CLE AL 25 13 .658 3.15 44 40 4 28 6 2 343.0 284 129 120 15 194 260 5 0 6 1466 125 3.46 1.394 7.5 0.4 5.1 6.8 1.34 AS,MVP-3
1942 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1943 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 26 CLE AL 5 3 .625 2.50 9 9 0 7 1 0 72.0 50 21 20 1 35 59 2 0 1 300 130 2.62 1.181 6.3 0.1 4.4 7.4 1.69
1946 ★ 27 CLE AL 26 15 .634 2.18 48 42 5 36 10 4 371.1 277 101 90 11 153 348 3 0 3 1512 151 2.16 1.158 6.7 0.3 3.7 8.4 2.27 AS,MVP-6
1947 ★ 28 CLE AL 20 11 .645 2.68 42 37 4 20 5 3 299.0 230 97 89 17 127 196 4 2 7 1218 130 3.24 1.194 6.9 0.5 3.8 5.9 1.54 AS,MVP-8
1948 ★ 29 CLE AL 19 15 .559 3.56 44 38 3 18 2 3 280.1 255 123 111 20 116 164 2 0 2 1186 114 3.68 1.323 8.2 0.6 3.7 5.3 1.41 AS,MVP-23
1949 30 CLE AL 15 14 .517 3.75 36 28 6 15 0 0 211.0 198 104 88 18 84 108 1 1 3 894 106 3.80 1.336 8.4 0.8 3.6 4.6 1.29
1950 ★ 31 CLE AL 16 11 .593 3.43 35 34 0 16 3 0 247.0 230 105 94 20 103 119 5 0 3 1055 126 3.98 1.348 8.4 0.7 3.8 4.3 1.16 AS
1951 32 CLE AL 22 8 .733 3.50 33 32 1 16 4 0 249.2 239 105 97 22 95 111 7 0 2 1061 109 3.96 1.338 8.6 0.8 3.4 4.0 1.17 MVP-5
1952 33 CLE AL 9 13 .409 4.74 30 30 0 11 0 0 191.2 219 124 101 13 83 81 3 1 1 869 71 3.77 1.576 10.3 0.6 3.9 3.8 0.98
1953 34 CLE AL 10 7 .588 3.59 25 25 0 10 1 0 175.2 163 78 70 16 60 60 3 1 1 721 104 4.17 1.269 8.4 0.8 3.1 3.1 1.00
1954 35 CLE AL 13 3 .813 3.09 19 19 0 9 1 0 140.0 127 53 48 13 39 59 3 0 0 580 120 3.66 1.186 8.2 0.8 2.5 3.8 1.51
1955 36 CLE AL 4 4 .500 3.47 25 11 4 2 1 0 83.0 71 43 32 7 31 2 25 1 0 0 340 116 4.02 1.229 7.7 0.8 3.4 2.7 0.81
1956 37 CLE AL 0 4 .000 4.97 19 4 5 2 0 1 58.0 63 34 32 7 23 4 18 0 1 0 253 85 4.51 1.483 9.8 1.1 3.6 2.8 0.78
18 Yrs 266 162 .621 3.25 570 484 52 279 44 21 3827.0 3271 1557 1384 224 1764 6 2581 60 13 69 16180 122 3.48 1.316 7.7 0.5 4.1 6.1 1.46
162 Game Avg. 17 10 .621 3.25 37 31 3 18 3 1 247 211 100 89 14 114 167 4 1 4 1044 122 3.48 1.316 7.7 0.5 4.1 6.1 1.46
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
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
1936 17 CLE AL 62.0 14 8 29 4.21 5.44 -0.11 0.00 103.1 5.72 10 0.9 1.0 -0.0 1.5 18 .564 .506 $1,800
1937 18 CLE AL 148.2 26 19 68 4.12 5.51 -0.14 0.00 95.6 5.40 21 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.4 39 .579 .513 $14,000
1938 ★ 19 CLE AL 277.2 39 36 136 4.41 5.45 -0.07 0.00 97.6 5.39 27 2.6 1.0 -0.1 5.1 64 .566 .516 $17,500 AS
1939 ★ 20 CLE AL 296.2 39 35 105 3.19 5.35 -0.04 0.00 97.2 5.23 65 6.6 1.0 -0.2 9.3 102 .669 .541 $20,000 AS,MVP-3
1940 ★ 21 CLE AL 320.1 43 37 102 2.87 5.15 0.20 0.00 97.6 4.83 68 7.1 1.0 -0.2 9.9 104 .666 .544 $27,500 AS,MVP-2
1941 ★ 22 CLE AL 343.0 44 40 129 3.38 4.85 0.01 0.00 97.0 4.69 48 5.1 1.0 -0.2 8.1 84 .616 .532 $32,500 AS,MVP-3
1945 26 CLE AL 72.0 9 9 21 2.63 4.01 -0.09 0.00 98.2 4.02 11 1.4 -0.0 2.0 16 .661 .509 $10,000
1946 ★ 27 CLE AL 371.1 48 42 101 2.45 4.13 -0.01 0.00 93.7 3.88 58 7.2 1.0 -0.3 9.9 87 .649 .544 $37,500 AS,MVP-6
1947 ★ 28 CLE AL 299.0 42 37 97 2.92 4.14 0.37 0.00 95.9 3.61 24 2.8 3.1 -0.1 5.1 45 .566 .517 $40,000 AS,MVP-8
1948 ★ 29 CLE AL 280.1 44 38 123 3.95 4.64 0.49 0.00 95.0 3.95 -0 -0.0 2.7 -0.1 2.1 23 .499 .500 $40,000 AS,MVP-23
1949 30 CLE AL 211.0 36 28 104 4.44 4.88 0.39 0.00 95.3 4.28 -3 -0.3 2.2 -0.2 1.2 14 .491 .498 $40,000
1950 ★ 31 CLE AL 247.0 35 34 105 3.83 5.08 0.16 0.00 95.6 4.71 23 2.3 2.3 -0.1 4.2 48 .565 .514 $37,500 AS
1951 32 CLE AL 249.2 33 32 105 3.79 4.64 0.06 0.00 93.3 4.27 12 1.2 3.6 -0.1 3.2 35 .538 .508 $37,500 MVP-5
1952 33 CLE AL 191.2 30 30 124 5.82 4.01 0.01 0.00 92.6 3.71 -46 -4.4 -0.1 -2.9 -30 .354 .473 $41,250
1953 34 CLE AL 175.2 25 25 78 4.00 4.26 0.21 0.00 97.0 3.93 -3 -0.3 -0.1 1.1 13 .489 .498 $32,500
1954 35 CLE AL 140.0 19 19 53 3.41 3.90 0.22 0.00 100.0 3.68 5 0.5 -0.1 1.6 15 .527 .503 $26,250
1955 36 CLE AL 83.0 25 11 43 4.66 4.13 -0.35 0.00 100.3 4.49 -2 -0.2 .5 -0.1 0.4 5 .490 .498 $25,500
1956 37 CLE AL 58.0 19 4 34 5.28 4.61 0.05 0.00 102.6 4.68 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .478 .497 $22,500
18 Seasons 3827.0 570 484 1557 3.66 4.72 0.11 0.00 96.2 4.44 313 34.1 1.3 -2.2 65.2 682 .560 .515 $503,800
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards

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
1948 ❍ 29 CLE AL WS W BSN 0 2 .000 5.02 2 2 0 1 0 0 14.1 10 8 8 3 5 1 7 0 0 0 59 1.047 6.3 1.9 3.1 4.4 1.40
1 WS 0 2 .000 5.02 2 2 0 1 0 0 14.1 10 8 8 3 5 1 7 0 0 0 59 1.047 6.3 1.9 3.1 4.4 1.40

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
1936 17 CLE AL 14 23 22 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .136 .136 .136 .273 -33 3 0 1 1
1937 18 CLE AL 26 56 53 1 9 1 1 0 9 0 0 3 17 .170 .214 .226 .441 12 12 0 0 1
1938 ★ 19 CLE AL 39 114 94 6 17 3 1 0 13 0 1 11 32 .181 .267 .234 .501 27 22 0 9 1 AS
1939 ★ 20 CLE AL 39 119 99 14 21 5 1 0 7 0 0 14 35 .212 .316 .283 .599 56 28 3 1 6 1 AS,MVP-3
1940 ★ 21 CLE AL 43 128 115 7 18 5 1 2 12 0 0 8 45 .157 .211 .270 .481 25 31 1 0 6 1 AS,MVP-2
1941 ★ 22 CLE AL 44 139 120 11 18 1 4 1 12 0 0 8 44 .150 .209 .250 .459 24 30 1 1 10 1 AS,MVP-3
1942 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1943 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 26 CLE AL 9 29 25 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .160 .250 .160 .410 23 4 0 0 1 /1
1946 ★ 27 CLE AL 48 140 124 9 16 1 1 0 7 0 0 9 49 .129 .188 .153 .341 -1 19 4 0 8 1 AS,MVP-6
1947 ★ 28 CLE AL 42 114 98 8 18 3 2 0 7 0 1 8 38 .184 .245 .255 .500 41 25 3 0 8 1 AS,MVP-8
1948 ★ 29 CLE AL 44 106 95 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 39 .095 .113 .116 .229 -38 11 1 1 9 1 AS,MVP-23
1949 30 CLE AL 36 81 72 7 17 2 1 2 10 0 0 2 23 .236 .257 .375 .632 68 27 0 0 7 1
1950 ★ 31 CLE AL 35 96 83 7 10 0 1 2 5 1 0 5 33 .120 .170 .217 .387 0 18 0 0 8 1 AS
1951 32 CLE AL 33 99 81 10 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 8 36 .123 .202 .136 .338 -5 11 1 0 10 1 MVP-5
1952 33 CLE AL 30 71 60 5 7 2 0 1 8 0 0 8 31 .117 .221 .200 .421 21 12 0 0 3 1
1953 34 CLE AL 25 71 56 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 23 .107 .194 .125 .319 -11 7 0 0 8 1
1954 35 CLE AL 19 55 48 6 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 17 .188 .250 .208 .458 26 10 1 0 3 0 1
1955 36 CLE AL 25 25 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .048 .091 .048 .139 -62 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
1956 37 CLE AL 19 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .059 .000 .059 -83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Yrs 570 1483 1282 99 193 28 13 8 99 1 2 100 505 .151 .214 .211 .425 15 271 15 3 100 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 421 364 28 55 8 4 2 28 0 1 28 144 .151 .214 .211 .425 15 77 1 28
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

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
1936 17 CLE AL 14 23 -5 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $1,800 1
1937 18 CLE AL 26 56 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $14,000 1
1938 ★ 19 CLE AL 39 114 -13 -0 0 0 13 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $17,500 1 AS
1939 ★ 20 CLE AL 39 119 -8 0 0 0 13 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 6 $20,000 1 AS,MVP-3
1940 ★ 21 CLE AL 43 128 -15 0 0 0 14 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $27,500 1 AS,MVP-2
1941 ★ 22 CLE AL 44 139 -15 0 0 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $32,500 1 AS,MVP-3
1945 26 CLE AL 9 29 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,000 /1
1946 ★ 27 CLE AL 48 140 -17 0 0 0 14 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $37,500 1 AS,MVP-6
1947 ★ 28 CLE AL 42 114 -9 -0 0 0 12 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $40,000 1 AS,MVP-8
1948 ★ 29 CLE AL 44 106 -21 0 -0 0 11 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .477 .494 -1.0 0.0 -10 $40,000 1 AS,MVP-23
1949 30 CLE AL 36 81 -5 0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $40,000 1
1950 ★ 31 CLE AL 35 96 -15 0 1 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $37,500 1 AS
1951 32 CLE AL 33 99 -13 -1 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $37,500 1 MVP-5
1952 33 CLE AL 30 71 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $41,250 1
1953 34 CLE AL 25 71 -10 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $32,500 1
1954 35 CLE AL 19 55 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $26,250 1
1955 36 CLE AL 25 25 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $25,500 1
1956 37 CLE AL 19 17 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $22,500 1
18 Seasons 570 1483 -178 -0 2 0 160 -16 -1.7 0 -16 -1.7 .497 .499 -1.7 0.1 -16 $503,800
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1948 ❍ 29 CLE AL WS BSN W 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 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
1936 CLE AL 17 P 14 8 5 62.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.73 0.36 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 CLE AL 18 P 26 19 9 148.2 29 0 27 2 1 .931 1.63 1.04 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CLE AL 19 P 39 36 20 277.2 48 8 37 3 1 .938 1.46 1.15 .952 2.11 2.06 AS
1939 CLE AL 20 P 39 35 24 296.2 55 8 44 3 2 .945 1.58 1.33 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-3
1940 CLE AL 21 P 43 37 31 320.1 41 5 34 2 2 .951 1.10 0.91 .956 2.04 2.01 11 16 59% 2 AS,MVP-2
1941 CLE AL 22 P 44 40 28 343.0 63 12 50 1 1 .984 1.63 1.41 .960 2.14 2.11 14 5 26% 6 AS,MVP-3
1945 CLE AL 26 P 9 9 7 72.0 11 7 4 0 0 1.000 1.38 1.22 .955 2.24 2.23 3 0 0% 0
1946 CLE AL 27 P 48 42 36 371.1 61 13 47 1 2 .984 1.45 1.25 .951 2.01 1.99 3 0 0% 0 AS,MVP-6
1947 CLE AL 28 P 42 37 20 299.0 68 17 50 1 2 .985 2.02 1.60 .955 1.92 1.90 6 6 50% 50% 3 AS,MVP-8
1948 CLE AL 29 P 44 38 18 280.1 57 16 39 2 1 .965 1.77 1.25 .963 2.02 1.99 6 9 60% 48% 3 AS,MVP-23
1949 CLE AL 30 P 36 28 15 211.0 32 12 19 1 2 .969 1.32 0.86 .962 2.12 2.09 4 11 73% 46% 2
1950 CLE AL 31 P 35 34 16 247.0 31 8 23 0 2 1.000 1.13 0.89 .950 2.03 1.99 8 5 38% 1 AS
1951 CLE AL 32 P 33 32 16 249.2 40 6 32 2 2 .950 1.37 1.15 .953 2.07 2.06 8 4 33% 45% 0 MVP-5
1952 CLE AL 33 P 30 30 11 191.2 50 13 34 3 1 .940 2.21 1.57 .966 2.10 2.10 10 8 44% 46% 2
1953 CLE AL 34 P 25 25 10 175.2 41 10 31 0 5 1.000 2.10 1.64 .957 1.95 1.93 3 2 40% 51% 0
1954 CLE AL 35 P 19 19 9 140.0 22 7 15 0 2 1.000 1.41 1.16 .959 2.01 1.99 7 3 30% 48% 1
1955 CLE AL 36 P 25 11 2 83.0 16 2 11 3 2 .813 1.41 0.52 .956 2.00 1.97 1 8 89% 47% 0
1956 CLE AL 37 P 19 4 2 58.0 11 2 8 1 0 .909 1.55 0.53 .950 1.92 1.91 5 1 17% 44% 0
18 Seasons P 570 484 279 3827.0 681 146 510 25 28 .963 1.54 1.15 .956 2.04 2.01 89 78 47% 29% 20
18 Seasons TOT 570 484 279 3827.0 681 146 510 25 28 .963 1.54 1.15 .956 2.04 2.01 89 78 47% 29% 20
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1962 BBWAA (93.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1962 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 AL (3, 46%)
1940 AL (2, 66%)
1941 AL (3, 52%)
1946 AL (6, 31%)
1947 AL (8, 17%)
1948 AL (23, 2%)
1951 AL (5, 35%)
2.49 Career Shares (55th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1938 AL  5.2 (9th)
1939 AL  9.8 (1st)
1940 AL  9.8 (1st)
1941 AL  8.1 (4th)
1946 AL  9.6 (2nd)
1947 AL  5.4 (7th)
Career  63.6 (142nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1938 AL  5.1 (4th)
1939 AL  9.3 (1st)
1940 AL  9.9 (1st)
1941 AL  8.1 (2nd)
1946 AL  10.0 (1st)
1947 AL  5.1 (4th)
1950 AL  4.3 (4th)
Career  65.2 (42nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1939 AL  2.85 (3rd)
1940 AL  2.61 (1st)
1941 AL  3.15 (5th)
1946 AL  2.18 (3rd)
1947 AL  2.68 (2nd)
1950 AL  3.43 (3rd)
1951 AL  3.50 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1938 AL  17 (4th)
1939 AL  24 (1st)
1940 AL  27 (1st)
1941 AL  25 (1st)
1946 AL  26 (1st)
1947 AL  20 (1st)
1948 AL  19 (4th)
1949 AL  15 (10th)
1950 AL  16 (8th)
1951 AL  22 (1st)
Career  266 (37th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1938 AL  .607 (9th)
1939 AL  .727 (4th)
1940 AL  .711 (3rd)
1941 AL  .658 (6th)
1946 AL  .634 (8th)
1947 AL  .645 (8th)
1951 AL  .733 (1st)
1954 AL  .813 (2nd)
Career  .621 (73rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1939 AL  1.244 (4th)
1940 AL  1.133 (1st)
1946 AL  1.158 (5th)
1947 AL  1.194 (1st)
1948 AL  1.323 (10th)
1949 AL  1.336 (8th)
1950 AL  1.348 (4th)
1953 AL  1.269 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  7.293 (1st)
1939 AL  6.887 (1st)
1940 AL  6.884 (1st)
1941 AL  7.452 (2nd)
1946 AL  6.714 (2nd)
1947 AL  6.923 (2nd)
1948 AL  8.187 (7th)
1950 AL  8.381 (7th)
1953 AL  8.351 (9th)
Career  7.692 (53rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 AL  3.583 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  7.779 (1st)
1939 AL  7.463 (1st)
1940 AL  7.333 (1st)
1941 AL  6.822 (1st)
1946 AL  8.435 (2nd)
1947 AL  5.900 (1st)
1948 AL  5.265 (2nd)
1949 AL  4.607 (8th)
1950 AL  4.336 (8th)
Career  6.070 (248th)

Games Played s c a p y
1938 AL  39 (9th)
1940 AL  43 (1st)
1941 AL  44 (1st)
1946 AL  48 (1st)
1947 AL  42 (6th)
1948 AL  44 (7th)
Career  570 (245th)

Saves s c a p y
1940 AL  4 (8th)
1946 AL  4 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1938 AL  277.7 (3rd)
1939 AL  296.7 (1st)
1940 AL  320.3 (1st)
1941 AL  343.0 (1st)
1946 AL  371.3 (1st)
1947 AL  299.0 (1st)
1948 AL  280.3 (2nd)
1950 AL  247.0 (6th)
1951 AL  249.7 (5th)
Career  3,827.0 (49th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 AL  150 (4th)
1938 AL  240 (1st)
1939 AL  246 (1st)
1940 AL  261 (1st)
1941 AL  260 (1st)
1946 AL  348 (1st)
1947 AL  196 (1st)
1948 AL  164 (1st)
1949 AL  108 (10th)
1950 AL  119 (5th)
1951 AL  111 (9th)
Career  2,581 (26th)

Games Started s c a p y
1938 AL  36 (3rd)
1939 AL  35 (2nd)
1940 AL  37 (1st)
1941 AL  40 (1st)
1946 AL  42 (1st)
1947 AL  37 (1st)
1948 AL  38 (1st)
1950 AL  34 (2nd)
1951 AL  32 (4th)
1952 AL  30 (9th)
Career  484 (54th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1938 AL  20 (3rd)
1939 AL  24 (1st)
1940 AL  31 (1st)
1941 AL  28 (2nd)
1946 AL  36 (1st)
1947 AL  20 (5th)
1948 AL  18 (3rd)
1950 AL  16 (7th)
1951 AL  16 (7th)
Career  279 (52nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1938 AL  2 (5th)
1939 AL  4 (2nd)
1940 AL  4 (1st)
1941 AL  6 (1st)
1946 AL  10 (1st)
1947 AL  5 (1st)
1948 AL  2 (9th)
1950 AL  3 (2nd)
1951 AL  4 (2nd)
Career  44 (35th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 AL  15 (10th)
1947 AL  17 (2nd)
1948 AL  20 (2nd)
1949 AL  18 (8th)
1950 AL  20 (9th)
1951 AL  22 (1st)
Career  224 (166th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 AL  106 (9th)
1938 AL  208 (1st)
1939 AL  142 (1st)
1940 AL  118 (3rd)
1941 AL  194 (1st)
1946 AL  153 (1st)
1947 AL  127 (2nd)
1948 AL  116 (6th)
1951 AL  95 (8th)
Career  1,764 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1938 AL  225 (10th)
1939 AL  227 (9th)
1940 AL  245 (6th)
1941 AL  284 (1st)
1946 AL  277 (1st)
1947 AL  230 (5th)
1948 AL  255 (1st)
1951 AL  239 (2nd)
1952 AL  219 (10th)
Career  3,271 (97th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1939 AL  1.732 (3rd)
1940 AL  2.212 (1st)
1941 AL  1.340 (5th)
1946 AL  2.275 (3rd)
1947 AL  1.543 (4th)
1948 AL  1.414 (6th)
1949 AL  1.286 (5th)
1950 AL  1.155 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  0.421 (4th)
1939 AL  0.394 (6th)
1940 AL  0.365 (1st)
1941 AL  0.394 (7th)
1946 AL  0.267 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1946 AL  15 (4th)
1948 AL  15 (6th)
1949 AL  14 (7th)
1952 AL  13 (9th)
Career  162 (115th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  126 (3rd)
1941 AL  120 (3rd)
1946 AL  90 (2nd)
1947 AL  89 (9th)
1948 AL  111 (6th)
1951 AL  97 (6th)
1952 AL  101 (5th)
Career  1,384 (62nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1936 AL  8 (6th)
1937 AL  5 (8th)
1938 AL  5 (10th)
1939 AL  14 (1st)
1940 AL  8 (5th)
1941 AL  6 (10th)
1947 AL  7 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1938 AL  7 (4th)
1939 AL  3 (10th)
1940 AL  5 (3rd)
1941 AL  5 (3rd)
1947 AL  4 (5th)
1951 AL  7 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1938 AL  1,248 (3rd)
1939 AL  1,243 (2nd)
1940 AL  1,304 (1st)
1941 AL  1,466 (1st)
1946 AL  1,512 (1st)
1947 AL  1,218 (1st)
1948 AL  1,186 (2nd)
1950 AL  1,055 (7th)
1951 AL  1,061 (5th)
Career  16,180 (48th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1939 AL  154 (3rd)
1940 AL  163 (2nd)
1941 AL  125 (7th)
1946 AL  151 (6th)
1947 AL  130 (5th)
1950 AL  126 (5th)
Career  122 (98th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1938 AL  4.13 (10th)
1939 AL  3.35 (2nd)
1940 AL  2.89 (1st)
1941 AL  3.46 (6th)
1946 AL  2.16 (2nd)
1947 AL  3.24 (5th)
1948 AL  3.68 (10th)
1949 AL  3.80 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  17 (10th)
1938 AL  21 (9th)
1939 AL  55 (1st)
1940 AL  63 (1st)
1941 AL  36 (2nd)
1946 AL  51 (2nd)
1947 AL  30 (1st)
1948 AL  17 (8th)
1950 AL  26 (5th)
Career  325 (25th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1937 AL  1.6 (10th)
1938 AL  1.9 (9th)
1939 AL  5.4 (1st)
1940 AL  6.4 (1st)
1941 AL  3.7 (2nd)
1946 AL  5.7 (2nd)
1947 AL  3.3 (1st)
1948 AL  1.7 (8th)
1950 AL  2.5 (5th)
Career  33.3 (24th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  72.49 (1st)
1941 AL  40.73 (1st)
1946 AL  10.90 (8th)
1947 AL  38.46 (1st)
1948 AL  24.73 (6th)
1950 AL  35.03 (2nd)
1951 AL  22.31 (10th)
Career  239.60 (41st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  8.8 (1st)
1941 AL  5.1 (1st)
1946 AL  1.5 (6th)
1947 AL  4.8 (1st)
1948 AL  2.7 (3rd)
1950 AL  3.1 (4th)
Career  26.6 (39th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  6.8 (1st)
1941 AL  3.0 (1st)
1946 AL  0.8 (10th)
1947 AL  3.6 (1st)
1948 AL  3.7 (2nd)
1950 AL  2.7 (4th)
Career  25.6 (33rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  7.6 (1st)
1941 AL  4.3 (1st)
1946 AL  1.2 (7th)
1947 AL  4.4 (1st)
1948 AL  2.5 (5th)
1950 AL  3.6 (2nd)
1951 AL  2.4 (10th)
Career  25.7 (42nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1941 AL  10 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1940 AL  43 (1st)
1941 AL  44 (1st)
1946 AL  48 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1947 AL  17 (3rd)
1948 AL  16 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1939 AL  44 (3rd)
1946 AL  47 (5th)
1947 AL  50 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (5th)
1952 AL  3 (5th)
1955 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1947 AL  1.60 (5th)
1953 AL  1.64 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1950 AL  1.000 (1st)
1953 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1956 AL  born 1918-11-03 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1936 AL  born 1918-11-03 (1st)
1937 AL  born 1918-11-03 (1st)
1938 AL  born 1918-11-03 (2nd)
1939 AL  born 1918-11-03 (8th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 98 (8), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 232 (28), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 180 (28), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 51 (34), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (41st), 63.6 career WAR/51.8 7yr-peak WAR/57.7 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1936 17 Cleveland Indians $1,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 18 Cleveland Indians $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 19 Cleveland Indians $17,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... 137:15000.00,
1939 20 Cleveland Indians $20,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... 137:17500.00,
1940 21 Cleveland Indians $27,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... 137:26000.00,BJHA: $50,000
1941 22 Cleveland Indians $32,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts John Lardner, Second Fireside:30000.00,
1945 26 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 27 Cleveland Indians $37,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 28 Cleveland Indians $40,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Baseball's Pivotal Era 179:82000.00,Incl $32K bonus.1/22/47 NYT 80K; 1/14/48 TSN: $85K
1948 29 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 30 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 31 Cleveland Indians $37,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 32 Cleveland Indians $37,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 33 Cleveland Indians $41,250* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/11/53 TSN:50000.00,
1953 34 Cleveland Indians $32,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/11/53 TSN:40000.00,
1954 35 Cleveland Indians $26,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 36 Cleveland Indians $25,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 37 Cleveland Indians $22,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$503,800
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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