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Wes Ferrell

Wesley Cheek Ferrell

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 2, 1908 in Greensboro, NC
High School: Guilford HS (Guilford, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1927 (Age 19.219, 5,779th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Senators/Yankees/Braves/... 1927-1941

Last Game: May 6, 1941 (Age 33.093)
Died: December 9, 1976 in Sarasota, FL
Buried: New Garden Cemetery, Greensboro, NC
Relatives: Brother of Rick Ferrell
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #119. Jack Powell… #120. Chief Bender… #121. Bucky Walters… #122. WES FERRELL… #123. Murry Dickson… #124. Virgil Trucks… #125. Mel Harder… 

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
1927 19 CLE AL 0 0 27.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 21 9.03 5.000 27.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
1928 20 CLE AL 0 2 .000 2.25 2 2 0 1 0 0 16.0 15 5 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 67 187 3.34 1.250 8.4 0.0 2.8 2.3 0.80
1929 21 CLE AL 21 10 .677 3.60 43 25 12 18 1 5 242.2 256 112 97 7 109 100 3 3 2 1061 123 4.10 1.504 9.5 0.3 4.0 3.7 0.92
1930 22 CLE AL 25 13 .658 3.31 43 35 8 25 1 3 296.2 299 141 109 14 106 143 0 1 5 1274 145 4.22 1.365 9.1 0.4 3.2 4.3 1.35
1931 23 CLE AL 22 12 .647 3.75 40 35 4 27 2 3 276.1 276 134 115 9 130 123 3 0 3 1227 123 4.09 1.469 9.0 0.3 4.2 4.0 0.95 MVP-11
1932 24 CLE AL 23 13 .639 3.66 38 34 3 26 3 1 287.2 299 141 117 17 104 105 0 1 4 1244 131 4.14 1.401 9.4 0.5 3.3 3.3 1.01 MVP-19
1933 ★ 25 CLE AL 11 12 .478 4.21 28 26 2 16 1 0 201.0 225 108 94 8 70 41 2 0 1 886 107 3.98 1.468 10.1 0.4 3.1 1.8 0.59 AS
1934 26 BOS AL 14 5 .737 3.63 26 23 3 17 3 1 181.0 205 87 73 4 49 67 0 0 3 785 130 3.48 1.403 10.2 0.2 2.4 3.3 1.37 MVP-8
1935 27 BOS AL 25 14 .641 3.52 41 38 3 31 3 0 322.1 336 149 126 16 108 110 3 0 5 1391 134 4.05 1.377 9.4 0.4 3.0 3.1 1.02 MVP-2
1936 28 BOS AL 20 15 .571 4.19 39 38 1 28 3 0 301.0 330 160 140 11 119 106 6 0 3 1341 126 4.28 1.492 9.9 0.3 3.6 3.2 0.89
1937 ★ 29 TOT AL 14 19 .424 4.90 37 35 2 26 0 0 281.0 325 177 153 25 122 123 3 0 2 1266 93 4.66 1.591 10.4 0.8 3.9 3.9 1.01 AS
1937 29 BOS AL 3 6 .333 7.61 12 11 1 5 0 0 73.1 111 66 62 14 34 31 1 0 1 357 63 6.11 1.977 13.6 1.7 4.2 3.8 0.91
1937 29 WSH AL 11 13 .458 3.94 25 24 1 21 0 0 207.2 214 111 91 11 88 92 2 0 1 909 113 4.14 1.454 9.3 0.5 3.8 4.0 1.05
1938 30 TOT AL 15 10 .600 6.28 28 26 2 10 0 0 179.0 245 144 125 18 86 43 1 1 5 848 72 5.21 1.849 12.3 0.9 4.3 2.2 0.50
1938 30 WSH AL 13 8 .619 5.92 23 22 1 9 0 0 149.0 193 111 98 12 68 36 1 1 3 694 76 4.88 1.752 11.7 0.7 4.1 2.2 0.53
1938 30 NYY AL 2 2 .500 8.10 5 4 1 1 0 0 30.0 52 33 27 6 18 7 0 0 2 154 57 6.86 2.333 15.6 1.8 5.4 2.1 0.39
1939 31 NYY AL 1 2 .333 4.66 3 3 0 1 0 0 19.1 14 10 10 2 17 6 0 0 1 85 95 6.34 1.603 6.5 0.9 7.9 2.8 0.35
1940 32 BRO NL 0 0 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 0 4 4 1 0 0 21 66 4.59 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1941 33 BSN NL 2 1 .667 5.14 4 3 1 1 0 0 14.0 13 8 8 1 9 10 1 0 1 64 71 4.31 1.571 8.4 0.6 5.8 6.4 1.11
15 Yrs 193 128 .601 4.04 374 323 43 227 17 13 2623.0 2845 1382 1177 132 1040 985 23 6 35 11568 116 4.23 1.481 9.8 0.5 3.6 3.4 0.95
162 Game Avg. 19 12 .601 4.04 36 32 4 22 2 1 256 278 135 115 13 101 96 2 1 3 1129 116 4.23 1.481 9.8 0.5 3.6 3.4 0.95
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
CLE (7 yrs) 102 62 .622 3.67 195 157 30 113 8 12 1321.1 1373 644 539 55 526 516 8 5 15 5767 126 4.11 1.437 9.4 0.4 3.6 3.5 0.98
BOS (4 yrs) 62 40 .608 4.11 118 110 8 81 9 1 877.2 982 462 401 45 310 314 10 0 12 3874 120 4.18 1.472 10.1 0.5 3.2 3.2 1.01
WSH (2 yrs) 24 21 .533 4.77 48 46 2 30 0 0 356.2 407 222 189 23 156 128 3 1 4 1603 94 4.45 1.579 10.3 0.6 3.9 3.2 0.82
NYY (2 yrs) 3 4 .429 6.75 8 7 1 2 0 0 49.1 66 43 37 8 35 13 0 0 3 239 67 6.65 2.047 12.0 1.5 6.4 2.4 0.37
BSN (1 yr) 2 1 .667 5.14 4 3 1 1 0 0 14.0 13 8 8 1 9 10 1 0 1 64 71 4.31 1.571 8.4 0.6 5.8 6.4 1.11
BRO (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 0 4 4 1 0 0 21 66 4.59 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
AL (13 yrs) 191 127 .601 4.03 369 320 41 226 17 13 2605.0 2828 1371 1166 131 1027 971 21 6 34 11483 117 4.23 1.480 9.8 0.5 3.5 3.4 0.95
NL (2 yrs) 2 1 .667 5.50 5 3 2 1 0 0 18.0 17 11 11 1 13 14 2 0 1 85 69 4.37 1.667 8.5 0.5 6.5 7.0 1.08
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
1927 19 CLE AL 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 3.94 -0.25 0.00 104.0 4.37 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .301 .499
1928 20 CLE AL 16.0 2 2 5 2.81 4.33 -0.15 0.00 104.0 4.67 3 0.4 -0.0 0.5 5 .678 .502
1929 21 CLE AL 242.1 43 25 112 4.16 5.15 -0.11 0.00 104.9 5.52 36 3.7 1.0 -0.1 6.1 65 .585 .523
1930 22 CLE AL 296.1 43 35 141 4.28 5.53 -0.19 0.00 103.0 5.89 52 5.0 1.0 -0.2 7.9 90 .617 .531
1931 23 CLE AL 275.1 40 35 134 4.38 5.18 -0.20 0.00 103.5 5.57 35 3.4 1.0 -0.1 6.1 69 .586 .521 $20,000 MVP-11
1932 24 CLE AL 287.2 38 34 141 4.41 5.32 -0.03 0.00 105.8 5.66 39 3.9 1.0 -0.1 6.7 75 .603 .524 $18,000 MVP-19
1933 ★ 25 CLE AL 201.0 28 26 108 4.84 5.22 0.11 0.00 106.4 5.44 12 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.1 37 .541 .507 $12,000 AS
1934 26 BOS AL 181.0 26 23 87 4.33 4.95 -0.21 0.00 106.7 5.50 23 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.0 45 .588 .514 MVP-8
1935 27 BOS AL 322.1 41 38 149 4.16 5.15 -0.06 0.00 107.5 5.60 52 5.3 1.0 -0.2 8.4 90 .629 .533 MVP-2
1936 28 BOS AL 301.0 39 38 160 4.78 5.76 -0.03 0.00 107.0 6.19 45 4.1 1.0 -0.2 6.9 85 .606 .526
1937 ★ 29 BOS AL 73.1 12 11 66 8.10 5.18 -0.28 0.00 103.4 5.64 -20 -1.6 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -11 .364 .490 AS
1937 ★ 29 WSH AL 207.2 25 24 111 4.81 5.32 0.16 0.00 96.0 4.95 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 2.2 28 .512 .502 AS
1938 30 WSH AL 149.0 23 22 111 6.70 5.33 0.06 0.00 97.1 5.11 -28 -2.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -8 .399 .486 $16,000
1938 30 NYY AL 30.0 5 4 33 9.90 5.51 0.16 0.00 92.5 4.95 -17 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -13 .265 .493 $16,000
1939 31 NYY AL 19.1 3 3 10 4.66 4.92 0.55 0.00 100.7 4.40 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 2 .478 .500 $12,000
1940 32 BRO NL 4.0 1 0 3 6.75 4.33 -0.07 0.00 110.0 4.84 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .418 .499
1941 33 BSN NL 14.0 4 3 8 5.14 3.52 0.06 0.00 97.0 3.35 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .431 .498
15 Seasons 2621.1 374 323 1382 4.74 5.29 -0.06 0.00 104.0 5.56 228 23.8 1.0 -1.4 48.8 553 .564 .517 $94,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CLE (7 yrs) 1319.2 195 157 644 4.39 5.28 -0.10 0.00 104.6 5.62 174 17.4 1.0 -0.6 30.3 339 .589 .522 $50,000
BOS (4 yrs) 877.2 118 110 462 4.74 5.32 -0.10 0.00 106.8 5.79 99 10.1 1.0 -0.5 18.3 209 .585 .522
WSH (2 yrs) 356.2 48 46 222 5.60 5.33 0.12 0.00 96.5 5.02 -25 -2.0 1.0 -0.2 1.3 19 .458 .494 $16,000
NYY (2 yrs) 49.1 8 7 43 7.84 5.28 0.31 0.00 95.7 4.73 -18 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -11 .345 .495 $28,000
BSN (1 yr) 14.0 4 3 8 5.14 3.52 0.06 0.00 97.0 3.35 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .431 .498
BRO (1 yr) 4.0 1 0 3 6.75 4.33 -0.07 0.00 110.0 4.84 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .418 .499

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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
1927 19 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 20 CLE AL 2 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .750 1.000 153 3 0 0 /1
1929 21 CLE AL 47 102 93 12 22 5 3 1 12 1 0 6 28 .237 .283 .387 .670 69 36 0 3 1
1930 22 CLE AL 53 133 118 19 35 8 3 0 14 0 0 12 15 .297 .362 .415 .777 94 49 0 3 1
1931 23 CLE AL 48 128 116 24 37 6 1 9 30 0 0 10 21 .319 .373 .621 .994 152 72 0 2 1 MVP-11
1932 24 CLE AL 55 140 128 14 31 5 2 2 18 0 0 6 21 .242 .276 .359 .635 58 46 0 6 1 MVP-19
1933 ★ 25 CLE AL 61 161 140 26 38 7 0 7 26 0 0 20 22 .271 .363 .471 .834 115 66 0 1 17O AS
1934 26 BOS AL 34 88 78 12 22 4 0 4 17 1 0 7 15 .282 .341 .487 .828 108 38 0 3 1 MVP-8
1935 27 BOS AL 75 179 150 25 52 5 1 7 32 0 0 21 16 .347 .427 .533 .960 141 80 0 8 1 MVP-2
1936 28 BOS AL 61 154 135 20 36 6 1 5 24 0 0 14 10 .267 .336 .437 .773 85 59 0 5 1
1937 ★ 29 TOT AL 71 158 139 14 39 7 0 1 25 0 0 16 21 .281 .355 .353 .707 80 49 0 3 1 AS
1937 29 BOS AL 18 41 33 7 12 2 0 1 9 0 0 7 3 .364 .475 .515 .990 144 17 0 1 1
1937 29 WSH AL 53 117 106 7 27 5 0 0 16 0 0 9 18 .255 .313 .302 .615 58 32 0 2 1
1938 30 TOT AL 31 83 61 7 13 3 0 1 7 0 0 16 11 .213 .377 .311 .688 79 19 0 6 1
1938 30 WSH AL 26 70 49 6 11 2 0 1 6 0 0 15 7 .224 .406 .327 .733 92 16 0 6 1
1938 30 NYY AL 5 13 12 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .250 .481 20 3 0 0 /1
1939 31 NYY AL 3 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .250 .375 -6 2 0 0 0 /1
1940 32 BRO NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 33 BSN NL 4 5 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 426 5 0 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 548 1345 1176 175 329 57 12 38 208 2 0 129 185 .280 .351 .446 .797 100 524 0 0 40
162 Game Avg. 162 398 348 52 97 17 4 11 61 1 38 55 .280 .351 .446 .797 100 155 0 12
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
CLE (7 yrs) 267 668 599 95 164 31 10 19 100 1 0 54 107 .274 .334 .454 .788 99 272 0 15
BOS (4 yrs) 188 462 396 64 122 17 2 17 82 1 0 49 44 .308 .384 .490 .874 116 194 0 17
WSH (2 yrs) 79 187 155 13 38 7 0 1 22 0 0 24 25 .245 .346 .310 .656 70 48 0 8
NYY (2 yrs) 8 21 20 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .150 .190 .250 .440 10 5 0 0 0
BSN (1 yr) 4 5 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 426 5 0 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 542 1338 1170 173 327 57 12 37 206 2 0 128 182 .279 .351 .444 .794 99 519 0 0 40
NL (2 yrs) 6 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 .333 .429 .833 1.262 250 5 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
1927 19 CLE AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 20 CLE AL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .531 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1929 21 CLE AL 47 102 -6 0 0 0 11 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .512 .503 0.6 0.0 6 1
1930 22 CLE AL 53 133 -1 0 0 0 14 13 1.2 0 13 1.2 .522 .507 1.1 0.0 13 1
1931 23 CLE AL 48 128 7 0 0 0 13 21 1.9 0 21 1.9 .540 .512 1.9 0.0 21 $20,000 1 MVP-11
1932 24 CLE AL 55 140 -10 0 0 0 15 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .510 .503 0.5 0.0 6 $18,000 1 MVP-19
1933 ★ 25 CLE AL 61 161 3 0 0 1 15 19 1.8 0 19 1.8 .529 .511 1.7 0.1 18 $12,000 17O AS
1934 26 BOS AL 34 88 0 0 0 0 10 10 0.9 0 10 0.9 .528 .506 0.9 0.0 10 1 MVP-8
1935 27 BOS AL 75 179 10 0 0 0 18 28 2.6 0 28 2.6 .535 .516 2.6 -0.0 28 1 MVP-2
1936 28 BOS AL 61 154 -4 0 0 0 18 14 1.2 0 14 1.2 .519 .507 1.2 0.0 14 1
1937 ★ 29 BOS AL 18 41 3 0 0 0 5 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .537 .504 0.7 0.0 8 1 AS
1937 ★ 29 WSH AL 53 117 -7 0 0 0 13 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .511 .503 0.6 0.0 6 1 AS
1938 30 WSH AL 26 70 1 0 0 0 8 9 0.8 0 9 0.8 .529 .505 0.8 0.0 9 $16,000 1
1938 30 NYY AL 5 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $16,000 /1
1939 31 NYY AL 3 8 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .485 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $12,000 /1
1940 32 BRO NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1941 33 BSN NL 4 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .557 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
15 Seasons 548 1345 -6 2 0 1 143 141 12.8 0 141 12.8 .523 .508 12.7 0.1 140 $94,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CLE (7 yrs) 267 668 -6 1 0 1 69 65 6.0 0 65 6.0 .522 .507 5.8 0.1 64 $50,000
BOS (4 yrs) 188 462 9 1 0 0 50 60 5.4 0 60 5.4 .529 .510 5.4 -0.0 60
WSH (2 yrs) 79 187 -6 0 0 0 21 15 1.3 0 15 1.3 .517 .504 1.3 0.0 15 $16,000
NYY (2 yrs) 8 21 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $28,000
BSN (1 yr) 4 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .557 .501 0.2 0.0 2
BRO (1 yr) 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -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
1927 CLE AL 19 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1928 CLE AL 20 P 2 2 1 16.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.81 2.50 .956 2.42 2.40
1929 CLE AL 21 P 43 25 18 242.2 75 10 63 2 3 .973 2.71 1.70 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 CLE AL 22 P 43 35 25 296.2 60 19 39 2 0 .967 1.76 1.35 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 CLE AL 23 P 40 35 27 276.1 96 19 74 3 3 .969 3.03 2.33 .954 2.21 2.19 MVP-11
1932 CLE AL 24 P 38 34 26 287.2 74 14 59 1 5 .986 2.28 1.92 .958 2.24 2.23 MVP-19
1933 CLE AL 25 P 28 26 16 201.0 60 12 48 0 4 1.000 2.69 2.14 .960 2.28 2.27 AS
1933 CLE AL 25 LF 13 13 12 32 31 1 0 1 1.000 2.46 .971 2.27 AS
1933 CLE AL 25 OF 13 13 12 32 31 1 0 1 1.000 2.46 .970 2.37 AS
1934 BOS AL 26 P 26 23 17 181.0 32 8 23 1 2 .969 1.54 1.19 .956 2.14 2.11 MVP-8
1935 BOS AL 27 P 41 38 31 322.1 87 9 76 2 1 .977 2.37 2.07 .949 2.15 2.14 MVP-2
1936 BOS AL 28 P 39 38 28 301.0 53 9 42 2 2 .962 1.52 1.31 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 TOT AL 29 P 37 35 26 281.0 68 11 55 2 4 .971 2.11 1.78 .954 2.05 2.01 AS
1937 BOS AL 29 P 12 11 5 73.1 28 6 21 1 4 .964 3.31 2.25 .954 2.05 2.01
1937 WSH AL 29 P 25 24 21 207.2 40 5 34 1 0 .975 1.69 1.56 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 TOT AL 30 P 28 26 10 179.0 53 10 41 2 6 .962 2.56 1.82 .952 2.11 2.06
1938 WSH AL 30 P 23 22 9 149.0 41 8 32 1 3 .976 2.42 1.74 .952 2.11 2.06
1938 NYY AL 30 P 5 4 1 30.0 12 2 9 1 3 .917 3.30 2.20 .952 2.10 2.06
1939 NYY AL 31 P 3 3 1 19.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.86 1.33 .950 1.91 1.90
1940 BRO NL 32 P 1 0 0 4.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 6.75 3.00 .963 2.25 2.20 0 0 0
1941 BSN NL 33 P 4 3 1 14.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.64 0.25 .960 2.25 2.20 0 0 0
15 Seasons P 374 323 227 2623.0 671 122 532 17 30 .975 2.24 1.75 .954 2.17 2.15 0 0 0
1 Season LF 13 13 12 32 31 1 0 1 1.000 2.46 .971 2.27
1 Season OF 13 13 12 32 31 1 0 1 1.000 2.46 .970 2.37
15 Seasons TOT 387 336 239 2623.0 703 153 533 17 31 .976 2.24 1.77 .955 2.17 2.16 0 0 0
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
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1956 BBWAA ( 3.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 3.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (11, 15%)
1932 AL (19, 6%)
1934 AL (8, 20%)
1935 AL (2, 78%)
1.19 Career Shares (210th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1929 AL  6.6 (9th)
1930 AL  9.1 (4th)
1931 AL  8.0 (4th)
1932 AL  7.2 (6th)
1935 AL  11.0 (1st)
1936 AL  8.1 (3rd)
Career  61.6 (161st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1929 AL  6.1 (5th)
1930 AL  8.0 (2nd)
1931 AL  6.1 (2nd)
1932 AL  6.7 (2nd)
1935 AL  8.4 (2nd)
1936 AL  6.9 (3rd)
Career  48.8 (105th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1929 AL  3.60 (7th)
1930 AL  3.31 (2nd)
1931 AL  3.75 (9th)
1932 AL  3.66 (8th)
1934 AL  3.63 (8th)
1935 AL  3.52 (7th)
1936 AL  4.19 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1929 AL  21 (2nd)
1930 AL  25 (2nd)
1931 AL  22 (2nd)
1932 AL  23 (4th)
1935 AL  25 (1st)
1936 AL  20 (3rd)
1938 AL  15 (8th)
Career  193 (137th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1929 AL  .677 (3rd)
1930 AL  .658 (5th)
1931 AL  .647 (6th)
1932 AL  .639 (9th)
1934 AL  .737 (4th)
1935 AL  .641 (8th)
1938 AL  .600 (10th)
Career  .601 (115th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1934 AL  1.403 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1930 AL  9.071 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1934 AL  2.437 (1st)
1935 AL  3.016 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 AL  3.709 (8th)
1930 AL  4.338 (10th)
1931 AL  4.006 (9th)
1937 AL  3.940 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (3rd)
1930 AL  43 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1929 AL  5 (4th)
1930 AL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1930 AL  296.7 (2nd)
1931 AL  276.3 (4th)
1932 AL  287.7 (3rd)
1935 AL  322.3 (1st)
1936 AL  301.0 (1st)
1937 AL  281.0 (1st)
Career  2,623.0 (212th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1929 AL  100 (8th)
1930 AL  143 (4th)
1931 AL  123 (6th)
1932 AL  105 (10th)
1935 AL  110 (6th)
1936 AL  106 (7th)
1937 AL  123 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1930 AL  35 (3rd)
1931 AL  35 (3rd)
1932 AL  34 (4th)
1935 AL  38 (1st)
1936 AL  38 (1st)
1937 AL  35 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1929 AL  18 (10th)
1930 AL  25 (2nd)
1931 AL  27 (1st)
1932 AL  26 (2nd)
1933 AL  16 (7th)
1934 AL  17 (7th)
1935 AL  31 (1st)
1936 AL  28 (1st)
1937 AL  26 (1st)
Career  227 (104th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1930 AL  1 (10th)
1931 AL  2 (3rd)
1932 AL  3 (3rd)
1934 AL  3 (5th)
1935 AL  3 (4th)
1936 AL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 AL  17 (7th)
1935 AL  16 (8th)
1937 AL  25 (1st)
1938 AL  18 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1929 AL  109 (3rd)
1930 AL  106 (2nd)
1931 AL  130 (1st)
1932 AL  104 (6th)
1935 AL  108 (3rd)
1936 AL  119 (5th)
1937 AL  122 (4th)
Career  1,040 (100th)

Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  299 (3rd)
1931 AL  276 (10th)
1932 AL  299 (4th)
1935 AL  336 (1st)
1936 AL  330 (1st)
1937 AL  325 (1st)
1938 AL  245 (7th)
Career  2,845 (151st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1934 AL  1.367 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 AL  0.260 (3rd)
1931 AL  0.293 (5th)
1933 AL  0.358 (10th)
1934 AL  0.199 (2nd)
1936 AL  0.329 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1935 AL  14 (7th)
1936 AL  15 (8th)
1937 AL  19 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1935 AL  126 (2nd)
1936 AL  140 (3rd)
1937 AL  153 (1st)
1938 AL  125 (4th)
Career  1,177 (136th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1930 AL  5 (6th)
1935 AL  5 (10th)
1938 AL  5 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 AL  6 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1930 AL  1,274 (2nd)
1931 AL  1,227 (2nd)
1932 AL  1,244 (2nd)
1935 AL  1,391 (1st)
1936 AL  1,341 (1st)
1937 AL  1,266 (1st)
Career  11,568 (182nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1929 AL  123 (7th)
1930 AL  145 (2nd)
1931 AL  123 (7th)
1932 AL  131 (6th)
1934 AL  130 (6th)
1935 AL  134 (5th)
1936 AL  126 (6th)
Career  116 (183rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1930 AL  4.22 (10th)
1934 AL  3.48 (1st)
1936 AL  4.28 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  23 (8th)
1930 AL  43 (2nd)
1931 AL  26 (6th)
1932 AL  33 (3rd)
1934 AL  20 (9th)
1935 AL  39 (2nd)
1936 AL  35 (4th)
Career  177 (102nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1929 AL  2.2 (8th)
1930 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1931 AL  2.5 (6th)
1932 AL  3.1 (3rd)
1934 AL  1.9 (9th)
1935 AL  3.9 (2nd)
1936 AL  3.3 (4th)
Career  17.6 (112th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (3rd)
1930 AL  43 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1930 AL  19 (1st)
1931 AL  19 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1929 AL  63 (5th)
1931 AL  74 (1st)
1932 AL  59 (3rd)
1935 AL  76 (2nd)
1937 AL  55 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1931 AL  3.03 (4th)
1933 AL  2.69 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1931 AL  2.33 (2nd)
1932 AL  1.92 (4th)
1933 AL  2.14 (3rd)
1935 AL  2.07 (4th)
1937 AL  1.78 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1932 AL  .986 (2nd)
1933 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1927 AL  born 1908-02-02 (1st)
1928 AL  born 1908-02-02 (6th)
1929 AL  born 1908-02-02 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 25 (71), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 167 (76), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 75 (162), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 22 (271), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (39th), 61.6 career WAR/55.0 7yr-peak WAR/58.3 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1931 23 Cleveland Indians $20,000 ? 2001 TNP 106
1932 24 Cleveland Indians $18,000 ? 1/19/33 TSN
1933 25 Cleveland Indians $12,000 ? 2001 TNP 106
1938 30 New York Yankees $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
30 Washington Senators $16,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/NYY
1939 31 New York Yankees $12,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts R. Tofer, A Legend in the Making 80:11500.00,
Career to date (may be incomplete)$94,000
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Wes Ferrell statistiques
Japanese: ウェス・フェレル 統計

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