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Happy Finneran

Joseph Ignatius Finneran (Smokey Joe)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: October 29, 1890 in East Orange, NJ (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1912 (Age 21.296)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tip-Tops/Yankees/Phillies/Tigers 1912-1918

Final Game: September 1, 1918 (Age 27.307)
Died: February 3, 1942 in Orange, NJ
Buried: Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ
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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
1912 21 PHI NL 0 2 .000 2.53 14 4 8 0 0 1 46.1 50 27 13 2 10 10 1 0 2 194 144 3.69 1.295 9.7 0.4 1.9 1.9 1.00
1913 22 PHI NL 0 0 7.20 3 0 3 0 0 0 5.0 12 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 28 50 3.76 2.800 21.6 0.0 3.6 0.0 0.00
1914 23 BTT FL 12 11 .522 3.18 27 23 4 13 2 1 175.1 153 77 62 6 60 54 6 0 4 711 100 3.40 1.215 7.9 0.3 3.1 2.8 0.90
1915 24 BTT FL 10 12 .455 2.80 37 24 11 12 1 2 215.1 197 90 67 2 87 68 9 0 9 886 110 3.24 1.319 8.2 0.1 3.6 2.8 0.78
1918 27 TOT AL 3 8 .273 4.43 28 15 9 4 0 1 128.0 156 69 63 7 43 36 2 0 2 547 63 3.43 1.555 11.0 0.5 3.0 2.5 0.84
1918 27 DET AL 0 2 .000 9.88 5 2 2 0 0 1 13.2 22 17 15 0 8 2 0 0 1 64 28 3.69 2.195 14.5 0.0 5.3 1.3 0.25
1918 27 NYY AL 3 6 .333 3.78 23 13 7 4 0 0 114.1 134 52 48 7 35 34 2 0 1 483 74 3.40 1.478 10.5 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.97
5 Yrs 25 33 .431 3.30 109 66 35 29 3 5 570.0 568 270 209 17 202 168 18 0 18 2366 94 3.37 1.351 9.0 0.3 3.2 2.7 0.83
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .431 3.30 42 26 14 11 1 2 221 221 105 81 7 78 65 7 0 7 919 94 3.37 1.351 9.0 0.3 3.2 2.7 0.83
BTT (2 yrs) 22 23 .489 2.97 64 47 15 25 3 3 390.2 350 167 129 8 147 122 15 0 13 1597 105 3.31 1.272 8.1 0.2 3.4 2.8 0.83
PHI (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 2.98 17 4 11 0 0 1 51.1 62 34 17 2 12 10 1 0 3 222 122 3.70 1.442 10.9 0.4 2.1 1.8 0.83
NYY (1 yr) 3 6 .333 3.78 23 13 7 4 0 0 114.1 134 52 48 7 35 34 2 0 1 483 74 3.40 1.478 10.5 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.97
DET (1 yr) 0 2 .000 9.88 5 2 2 0 0 1 13.2 22 17 15 0 8 2 0 0 1 64 28 3.69 2.195 14.5 0.0 5.3 1.3 0.25
AL (1 yr) 3 8 .273 4.43 28 15 9 4 0 1 128.0 156 69 63 7 43 36 2 0 2 547 63 3.43 1.555 11.0 0.5 3.0 2.5 0.84
FL (2 yrs) 22 23 .489 2.97 64 47 15 25 3 3 390.2 350 167 129 8 147 122 15 0 13 1597 105 3.31 1.272 8.1 0.2 3.4 2.8 0.83
NL (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 2.98 17 4 11 0 0 1 51.1 62 34 17 2 12 10 1 0 3 222 122 3.70 1.442 10.9 0.4 2.1 1.8 0.83
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
1912 21 PHI NL 46.1 14 4 27 5.24 4.65 0.03 0.00 106.0 4.89 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .489 .499
1913 22 PHI NL 5.0 3 0 7 12.60 4.11 0.03 0.00 104.0 4.25 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .352 .497
1914 23 BTT FL 175.1 27 23 77 3.95 4.09 -0.24 0.00 100.0 4.33 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.3 14 .523 .504
1915 24 BTT FL 215.1 37 24 90 3.76 3.80 -0.11 0.00 100.0 3.91 4 0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .513 .503
1918 27 DET AL 13.2 5 2 17 11.20 3.58 -0.50 0.00 93.9 3.83 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .285 .493
1918 27 NYY AL 114.1 23 13 52 4.09 3.55 0.15 0.00 103.8 3.52 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .461 .494
5 Seasons 570.0 109 66 270 4.26 3.90 -0.10 0.00 101.1 4.05 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.4 1.7 15 .486 .500
BTT (2 yrs) 390.2 64 47 167 3.85 3.93 -0.17 0.00 100.0 4.10 10 1.1 1.0 -0.2 2.6 25 .517 .503
PHI (2 yrs) 51.1 17 4 34 5.96 4.59 0.03 0.00 105.8 4.83 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .465 .499
NYY (1 yr) 114.1 23 13 52 4.09 3.55 0.15 0.00 103.8 3.52 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .461 .494
DET (1 yr) 13.2 5 2 17 11.20 3.58 -0.50 0.00 93.9 3.83 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .285 .493

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1912 21 PHI NL 14 10 10 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400 .600 58 4 0 0 1
1913 22 PHI NL 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333 2.000 454 4 0 0 /1
1914 23 BTT FL 27 61 55 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 19 .127 .127 .127 .255 -27 7 0 4 1
1915 24 BTT FL 38 77 74 4 11 0 0 0 1 1 2 13 .149 .182 .149 .330 -2 11 1 0 1
1918 27 TOT AL 29 46 42 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 1 7 .214 .267 .238 .505 51 10 2 1 1
1918 27 DET AL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1918 27 NYY AL 23 43 39 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 7 .231 .286 .256 .542 62 10 2 1 1
5 Yrs 111 197 184 11 31 1 2 0 10 1 0 3 43 .168 .195 .196 .390 14 36 3 5
162 Game Avg. 162 288 269 16 45 1 3 0 15 1 4 63 .168 .195 .196 .390 14 53 4 7
BTT (2 yrs) 65 138 129 4 18 0 0 0 5 1 2 32 .140 .159 .140 .299 -13 18 1 4
PHI (2 yrs) 17 13 13 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .615 .923 146 8 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 23 43 39 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 7 .231 .286 .256 .542 62 10 2 1
DET (1 yr) 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
AL (1 yr) 29 46 42 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 1 7 .214 .267 .238 .505 51 10 2 1
FL (2 yrs) 65 138 129 4 18 0 0 0 5 1 2 32 .140 .159 .140 .299 -13 18 1 4
NL (2 yrs) 17 13 13 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .615 .923 146 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
1912 21 PHI NL 14 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1913 22 PHI NL 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .552 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1914 23 BTT FL 27 61 -10 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .481 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1915 24 BTT FL 38 77 -9 -0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1918 27 DET AL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1918 27 NYY AL 23 43 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
5 Seasons 111 197 -21 0 0 0 15 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .494 .499 -0.6 0.0 -5
BTT (2 yrs) 65 138 -19 0 0 0 11 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .487 .497 -0.9 0.0 -8
PHI (2 yrs) 17 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .500 0.2 0.0 2
NYY (1 yr) 23 43 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1
DET (1 yr) 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0

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 Awards
1912 PHI NL 21 P 14 46.1 14 3 11 0 0 1.000 2.72 1.00 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 PHI NL 22 P 3 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.52 2.60
1914 BTT FL 23 P 27 23 13 175.1 58 8 48 2 1 .966 2.87 2.07 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 BTT FL 24 P 37 24 12 215.1 78 15 61 2 1 .974 3.18 2.05 .956 3.08 3.05
1918 TOT AL 27 P 28 15 4 128.0 39 4 35 0 1 1.000 2.74 1.39 .952 2.82 2.84
1918 DET AL 27 P 5 2 0 13.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 5.27 1.60 .952 2.83 2.84
1918 NYY AL 27 P 23 13 4 114.1 31 3 28 0 1 1.000 2.44 1.35 .952 2.82 2.84
5 Seasons P 109 62 29 570.0 189 30 155 4 3 .979 2.92 1.70 .952 2.96 2.90
5 Seasons TOT 109 62 29 570.0 189 30 155 4 3 .979 2.92 1.70 .952 2.96 2.90
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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 FL  7.854 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  7 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 FL  0.084 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1915 FL  9 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1915 FL  9 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1918 AL  9 (10th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1915 FL  15 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1918 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2523), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2036), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1060), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1707th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 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: Joseph Smokey Happy Ignatius Joe Finneran

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