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Howie Fox

Howard Francis Fox

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 1, 1921 in Coburg, OR
School: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1944 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1945 [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Orioles/Phillies 1944-1954

Final Game: September 25, 1954 (Age 33)
Died: October 9, 1955 in San Antonio, TX
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Eugene, OR
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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
1944 23 CIN NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2.54 0.857 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 24 CIN NL 8 13 .381 4.93 45 15 17 7 0 0 164.1 169 102 90 6 77 54 6 0 4 730 76 3.87 1.497 9.3 0.3 4.2 3.0 0.70
1946 25 CIN NL 0 0 18.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 12 13 10 2 5 1 0 0 1 31 20 10.19 3.400 21.6 3.6 9.0 1.8 0.20
1948 27 CIN NL 6 9 .400 4.53 34 24 3 5 0 1 171.0 185 100 86 11 62 63 1 0 4 737 87 3.86 1.444 9.7 0.6 3.3 3.3 1.02
1949 28 CIN NL 6 19 .240 3.98 38 30 6 9 0 0 215.0 221 120 95 13 77 60 4 1 2 928 106 3.87 1.386 9.3 0.5 3.2 2.5 0.78
1950 29 CIN NL 11 8 .579 4.33 34 22 6 10 1 1 187.0 196 97 90 14 85 64 2 1 0 822 98 4.27 1.503 9.4 0.7 4.1 3.1 0.75
1951 30 CIN NL 9 14 .391 3.83 40 30 5 9 4 2 228.0 239 105 97 16 69 57 2 0 2 958 107 3.83 1.351 9.4 0.6 2.7 2.3 0.83
1952 31 PHI NL 2 7 .222 5.08 13 11 1 2 0 0 62.0 70 41 35 8 26 16 0 0 1 275 72 4.81 1.548 10.2 1.2 3.8 2.3 0.62
1954 33 BAL AL 1 2 .333 3.67 38 0 23 0 0 2 73.2 80 33 30 2 34 27 2 0 3 320 98 3.48 1.548 9.8 0.2 4.2 3.3 0.79
9 Yrs 43 72 .374 4.33 248 132 63 42 5 6 1108.1 1174 611 533 72 435 342 17 2 17 4810 93 3.98 1.452 9.5 0.6 3.5 2.8 0.79
162 Game Avg. 8 13 .374 4.33 44 24 11 8 1 1 198 210 109 95 13 78 61 3 0 3 861 93 3.98 1.452 9.5 0.6 3.5 2.8 0.79
CIN (7 yrs) 40 63 .388 4.33 197 121 39 40 5 4 972.2 1024 537 468 62 375 299 15 2 13 4215 94 3.96 1.438 9.5 0.6 3.5 2.8 0.80
PHI (1 yr) 2 7 .222 5.08 13 11 1 2 0 0 62.0 70 41 35 8 26 16 0 0 1 275 72 4.81 1.548 10.2 1.2 3.8 2.3 0.62
BAL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 3.67 38 0 23 0 0 2 73.2 80 33 30 2 34 27 2 0 3 320 98 3.48 1.548 9.8 0.2 4.2 3.3 0.79
NL (8 yrs) 42 70 .375 4.38 210 132 40 42 5 4 1034.2 1094 578 503 70 401 315 15 2 14 4490 92 4.01 1.445 9.5 0.6 3.5 2.7 0.79
AL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 3.67 38 0 23 0 0 2 73.2 80 33 30 2 34 27 2 0 3 320 98 3.48 1.548 9.8 0.2 4.2 3.3 0.79

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
1944 23 CIN NL 2.1 2 0 0 0.00 4.57 0.61 0.00 100.4 3.98 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .558 .501
1945 24 CIN NL 164.1 45 15 102 5.59 4.55 0.03 0.00 99.3 4.49 -21 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -6 .453 .487
1946 25 CIN NL 5.0 4 0 13 23.40 4.18 0.53 0.00 99.4 3.63 -11 -0.9 .8 0.1 -0.8 -11 .263 .494
1948 27 CIN NL 170.0 34 24 100 5.29 4.49 -0.23 0.00 99.3 4.68 -12 -1.2 .8 -0.1 0.6 7 .464 .493
1949 28 CIN NL 215.0 38 30 120 5.02 4.67 -0.06 0.00 105.3 4.98 -1 -0.1 1.4 -0.1 2.0 23 .496 .499
1950 29 CIN NL 187.0 34 22 97 4.67 4.68 -0.19 0.00 101.8 4.96 7 0.7 1.1 -0.1 2.5 26 .520 .504
1951 30 CIN NL 227.2 40 30 105 4.15 4.61 -0.01 0.00 103.5 4.78 16 1.7 1.5 -0.1 4.0 39 .543 .511
1952 31 PHI NL 62.0 13 11 41 5.95 4.46 0.15 0.00 97.9 4.22 -12 -1.2 1.8 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .407 .493
1954 33 BAL AL 73.2 38 0 33 4.03 4.42 -0.26 0.00 96.3 4.51 4 0.5 1.1 -0.2 0.9 10 .512 .503
9 Seasons 1107.0 248 132 611 4.97 4.58 -0.08 0.00 101.5 4.73 -29 -2.6 1.1 -0.6 7.9 84 .489 .499
CIN (7 yrs) 971.1 197 121 537 4.98 4.60 -0.08 0.00 102.1 4.78 -22 -1.9 1.1 -0.4 7.6 80 .490 .498
PHI (1 yr) 62.0 13 11 41 5.95 4.46 0.15 0.00 97.9 4.22 -12 -1.2 1.8 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .407 .493
BAL (1 yr) 73.2 38 0 33 4.03 4.42 -0.26 0.00 96.3 4.51 4 0.5 1.1 -0.2 0.9 10 .512 .503

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
1944 23 CIN NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1945 24 CIN NL 45 52 46 6 13 1 0 0 5 0 2 4 .283 .313 .304 .617 73 14 0 0 5 1
1946 25 CIN NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1948 27 CIN NL 35 64 60 9 12 3 0 0 4 0 2 9 .200 .238 .250 .488 34 15 3 1 1 1
1949 28 CIN NL 41 79 72 3 17 3 0 0 5 1 0 6 .236 .247 .278 .524 40 20 2 1 6 1
1950 29 CIN NL 35 68 63 7 11 1 0 1 8 0 2 10 .175 .200 .238 .438 15 15 1 0 3 1
1951 30 CIN NL 40 80 70 3 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 11 .114 .139 .186 .325 -14 13 1 0 8 1
1952 31 PHI NL 13 25 21 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .048 .091 .048 .139 -60 1 1 0 3 1
1954 33 BAL AL 38 15 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .313 .563 59 5 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 253 384 349 29 66 11 0 2 25 1 0 9 47 .189 .214 .238 .452 22 83 8 2 26 0
162 Game Avg. 162 246 223 19 42 7 0 1 16 1 6 30 .189 .214 .238 .452 22 53 5 1 17
CIN (7 yrs) 202 344 312 28 61 10 0 2 23 1 0 8 40 .196 .220 .247 .467 26 77 7 2 23
PHI (1 yr) 13 25 21 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .048 .091 .048 .139 -60 1 1 0 3
BAL (1 yr) 38 15 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .313 .563 59 5 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 215 369 333 28 62 10 0 2 24 1 0 9 46 .186 .212 .234 .446 20 78 8 2 26
AL (1 yr) 38 15 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .313 .563 59 5 0 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
1944 23 CIN NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1945 24 CIN NL 45 52 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1946 25 CIN NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1948 27 CIN NL 35 64 -5 0 -0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1949 28 CIN NL 41 79 -6 -0 -0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1950 29 CIN NL 35 68 -8 -0 0 0 8 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1951 30 CIN NL 40 80 -12 -0 -0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1952 31 PHI NL 13 25 -5 0 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1954 33 BAL AL 38 15 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
9 Seasons 253 384 -40 0 -1 0 40 0 -0.1 0 0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 0
CIN (7 yrs) 202 344 -34 -0 -1 0 36 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
PHI (1 yr) 13 25 -5 0 -0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
BAL (1 yr) 38 15 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1944 CIN NL 23 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.15 0 0 0
1945 CIN NL 24 P 45 15 7 164.1 62 9 52 1 0 .984 3.34 1.36 .963 2.18 2.17 0 2 100% 0
1946 CIN NL 25 P 4 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.50 .960 2.16 2.22 1 0 0% 0
1948 CIN NL 27 P 34 24 5 171.0 49 14 33 2 5 .959 2.47 1.38 .963 2.11 2.08 6 4 40% 0
1949 CIN NL 28 P 38 30 9 215.0 82 14 65 3 7 .963 3.31 2.08 .953 2.04 2.02 10 3 23% 43% 1
1950 CIN NL 29 P 34 22 10 187.0 63 8 52 3 1 .952 2.89 1.76 .961 2.12 2.10 1 2 67% 43% 1
1951 CIN NL 30 P 40 30 9 228.0 59 8 49 2 3 .966 2.25 1.43 .962 2.14 2.14 8 3 27% 43% 3
1952 PHI NL 31 P 13 11 2 62.0 23 3 19 1 2 .957 3.19 1.69 .953 2.18 2.16 4 2 33% 44% 0
1954 BAL AL 33 P 38 0 0 73.2 22 3 19 0 3 1.000 2.69 0.58 .959 2.02 1.99 0 3 100% 48% 1
9 Seasons P 248 132 42 1108.1 362 60 290 12 21 .967 2.84 1.41 .959 2.11 2.09 30 19 39% 32% 6
9 Seasons TOT 248 132 42 1108.1 362 60 290 12 21 .967 2.84 1.41 .959 2.11 2.09 30 19 39% 32% 6
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1951 NL  4.0 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  2.724 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1945 NL  45 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1951 NL  4 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  239 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 NL  0.329 (8th)
1949 NL  0.544 (7th)
1950 NL  0.674 (9th)
1951 NL  0.632 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1945 NL  13 (7th)
1949 NL  19 (1st)
1951 NL  14 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1945 NL  90 (7th)
1948 NL  86 (10th)
1949 NL  95 (9th)
1951 NL  97 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1945 NL  4 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 NL  6 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1945 NL  17 (8th)
1954 AL  23 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1945 NL  45 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 NL  14 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1945 NL  52 (3rd)
1949 NL  65 (1st)
1950 NL  52 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1945 NL  3.34 (1st)
1949 NL  3.31 (1st)
1950 NL  2.89 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1949 NL  2.08 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1945 NL  .984 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2044), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (935th), 7.9 career WAR/9.5 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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