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Benny Frey    \FRY\

Benjamin Rudolph Frey

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 6, 1906 in Dexter, MI
High School: Jackson HS (Jackson, MI) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1929 (Age 23.165)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cardinals 1929-1936

Final Game: September 22, 1936 (Age 30.169)
Died: November 1, 1937 in Spring Arbor Township, MI
Buried: Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, MI
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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
1929 23 CIN NL 1 2 .333 4.13 3 3 0 2 0 0 24.0 29 12 11 2 8 1 0 0 1 105 112 5.16 1.542 10.9 0.8 3.0 0.4 0.13
1930 24 CIN NL 11 18 .379 4.70 44 28 9 14 2 1 245.0 295 145 128 15 62 43 3 1 7 1059 103 4.74 1.457 10.8 0.6 2.3 1.6 0.69
1931 25 CIN NL 8 12 .400 4.92 34 17 14 7 1 2 133.2 166 76 73 2 36 19 2 0 0 569 76 3.88 1.511 11.2 0.1 2.4 1.3 0.53
1932 26 TOT NL 4 12 .250 4.49 30 15 11 5 0 0 134.1 165 77 67 10 32 27 1 1 1 582 86 4.32 1.467 11.1 0.7 2.1 1.8 0.84
1932 26 STL NL 0 2 .000 12.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 6 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 37 5.02 2.667 18.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
1932 26 CIN NL 4 10 .286 4.32 28 15 10 5 0 0 131.1 159 72 63 10 30 27 1 1 1 570 89 4.30 1.439 10.9 0.7 2.1 1.9 0.90
1933 27 CIN NL 6 4 .600 3.82 37 9 21 1 1 0 132.0 144 67 56 4 21 12 0 0 3 548 89 3.49 1.250 9.8 0.3 1.4 0.8 0.57
1934 28 CIN NL 11 16 .407 3.52 39 30 5 12 2 2 245.1 288 118 96 10 42 33 2 1 2 1058 114 3.92 1.345 10.6 0.4 1.5 1.2 0.79 MVP-16
1935 29 CIN NL 6 10 .375 6.85 38 13 16 3 1 2 114.1 164 100 87 6 32 24 4 0 3 536 58 4.26 1.714 12.9 0.5 2.5 1.9 0.75
1936 30 CIN NL 10 8 .556 4.25 31 12 12 5 0 0 131.1 164 73 62 5 30 20 0 0 1 589 90 4.14 1.477 11.2 0.3 2.1 1.4 0.67
8 Yrs 57 82 .410 4.50 256 127 88 49 7 7 1160.0 1415 668 580 54 263 179 12 3 18 5046 90 4.17 1.447 11.0 0.4 2.0 1.4 0.68
162 Game Avg. 10 15 .410 4.50 45 23 16 9 1 1 206 251 119 103 10 47 32 2 1 3 896 90 4.17 1.447 11.0 0.4 2.0 1.4 0.68
CIN (8 yrs) 57 80 .416 4.48 254 127 87 49 7 7 1157.0 1409 663 576 54 261 179 12 3 18 5034 90 4.17 1.443 11.0 0.4 2.0 1.4 0.69
STL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 12.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 6 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 37 5.02 2.667 18.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
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
1929 23 CIN NL 24.0 3 3 12 4.50 5.76 0.21 0.00 96.7 5.38 2 0.2 -0.0 0.4 5 .574 .501
1930 24 CIN NL 245.0 44 28 145 5.33 5.98 0.02 0.00 96.8 5.77 12 1.1 1.0 -0.1 3.1 38 .525 .507
1931 25 CIN NL 133.2 34 17 76 5.12 4.81 0.06 0.00 95.0 4.52 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .474 .495
1932 26 STL NL 3.0 2 0 5 15.00 4.71 -0.20 0.00 95.3 4.68 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .348 .498
1932 26 CIN NL 131.1 28 15 72 4.93 4.79 0.14 0.00 100.5 4.68 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.7 7 .486 .498
1933 27 CIN NL 132.0 37 9 67 4.57 4.08 -0.03 0.00 100.8 4.14 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .482 .496
1934 28 CIN NL 245.0 39 30 118 4.33 4.88 -0.38 0.00 100.5 5.29 24 2.6 1.0 -0.1 4.5 48 .566 .516 MVP-16
1935 29 CIN NL 113.1 38 13 100 7.94 4.74 -0.14 0.00 101.3 4.94 -39 -3.6 1.0 -0.1 -2.6 -28 .407 .478
1936 30 CIN NL 131.1 31 12 73 5.00 4.69 -0.09 0.00 94.6 4.53 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.4 5 .477 .496
8 Seasons 1158.2 256 127 668 5.19 4.99 -0.08 0.00 98.4 4.98 -29 -2.7 1.0 -0.6 6.7 78 .490 .498
CIN (8 yrs) 1155.2 254 127 663 5.16 4.99 -0.08 0.00 98.4 4.98 -25 -2.3 1.0 -0.6 7.0 82 .491 .498
STL (1 yr) 3.0 2 0 5 15.00 4.71 -0.20 0.00 95.3 4.68 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .348 .498

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
1929 23 CIN NL 3 9 8 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .500 .875 119 4 0 1 /1
1930 24 CIN NL 44 95 88 7 25 4 1 0 5 0 4 18 .284 .315 .352 .667 65 31 0 3 1
1931 25 CIN NL 34 47 44 4 14 2 0 0 3 0 2 4 .318 .348 .364 .711 97 16 0 1 1
1932 26 TOT NL 30 47 45 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 2 11 .200 .234 .200 .434 20 9 0 0 1
1932 26 STL NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1932 26 CIN NL 28 46 44 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 .205 .239 .205 .444 23 9 0 0 1
1933 27 CIN NL 38 49 42 2 11 0 1 0 1 0 6 2 .262 .354 .310 .664 93 13 2 0 1 1
1934 28 CIN NL 41 92 82 6 14 0 1 0 6 0 7 21 .171 .244 .195 .440 21 16 1 1 2 1 MVP-16
1935 29 CIN NL 38 38 32 5 11 1 0 0 3 2 2 2 .344 .400 .375 .775 113 12 0 1 3 1
1936 30 CIN NL 32 49 44 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 3 8 .250 .298 .273 .571 59 12 0 0 2 1
8 Yrs 260 426 385 33 98 9 3 0 23 2 26 67 .255 .305 .294 .599 62 113 3 2 13
162 Game Avg. 162 265 240 21 61 6 2 0 14 1 16 42 .255 .305 .294 .599 62 70 1 8
CIN (8 yrs) 258 425 384 33 98 9 3 0 23 2 26 66 .255 .306 .294 .600 62 113 3 2 13
STL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1929 23 CIN NL 3 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .537 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1930 24 CIN NL 44 95 -5 0 0 0 10 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .509 .503 0.4 -0.0 5 1
1931 25 CIN NL 34 47 -0 0 0 0 5 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1932 26 STL NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1932 26 CIN NL 28 46 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1933 27 CIN NL 38 49 -0 0 0 0 5 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .514 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1934 28 CIN NL 41 92 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 MVP-16
1935 29 CIN NL 38 38 1 0 0 0 4 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1936 30 CIN NL 32 49 -2 0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
8 Seasons 260 426 -21 1 0 0 46 25 2.4 0 25 2.4 .510 .502 2.5 -0.0 25
CIN (8 yrs) 258 425 -21 1 0 0 45 25 2.4 0 25 2.4 .510 .502 2.5 -0.0 25
STL (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 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
1929 CIN NL 23 P 3 3 2 24.0 16 2 11 3 2 .813 4.88 4.33 .964 2.40 2.33
1930 CIN NL 24 P 44 28 14 245.0 90 10 79 1 7 .989 3.27 2.02 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 CIN NL 25 P 34 17 7 133.2 53 4 48 1 5 .981 3.50 1.53 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 TOT NL 26 P 30 15 5 134.1 46 7 39 0 5 1.000 3.08 1.53 .957 2.29 2.29
1932 STL NL 26 P 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.30
1932 CIN NL 26 P 28 15 5 131.1 46 7 39 0 5 1.000 3.15 1.64 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 CIN NL 27 P 37 9 1 132.0 50 11 36 3 3 .940 3.20 1.27 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 CIN NL 28 P 39 30 12 245.1 83 8 74 1 6 .988 3.01 2.10 .960 2.27 2.24 MVP-16
1935 CIN NL 29 P 38 13 3 114.1 41 6 34 1 5 .976 3.15 1.05 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 CIN NL 30 P 31 12 5 131.1 44 6 33 5 2 .886 2.67 1.26 .950 2.32 2.31
8 Seasons P 256 127 49 1160.0 423 54 354 15 35 .965 3.17 1.59 .960 2.28 2.26
8 Seasons TOT 256 127 49 1160.0 423 54 354 15 35 .965 3.17 1.59 .960 2.28 2.26
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1934 NL (16, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1934 NL  4.5 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1930 NL  2.278 (10th)
1934 NL  1.541 (2nd)
Career  2.041 (101st)

Games Played s c a p y
1930 NL  44 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1930 NL  245.0 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1930 NL  2 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  295 (4th)
1934 NL  288 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1930 NL  0.551 (6th)
1934 NL  0.367 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1930 NL  18 (1st)
1934 NL  16 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1930 NL  128 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1930 NL  7 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1930 NL  1,059 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1931 NL  14 (9th)
1933 NL  21 (5th)
1935 NL  16 (9th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1930 NL  79 (1st)
1934 NL  74 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1936 NL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1930 NL  3.27 (3rd)
1934 NL  3.01 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1930 NL  2.02 (3rd)
1934 NL  2.10 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1934 NL  .988 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1576), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (864th), 9.1 career WAR/11.3 7yr-peak WAR/10.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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