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Milt Gaston

Nathaniel Milton Gaston

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 27, 1896 in Ridgefield Park, NJ (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1924 (Age 28.084)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox/WhiteSox/Yankees/Senators 1924-1934

Final Game: September 26, 1934 (Age 38.242)
Died: April 26, 1996 in Barnstable, MA
Buried: Garden Of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL
Relatives: Brother of Alex Gaston
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #944. Hank Wyse… #945. Steve Hamilton… #946. Bob Harmon… #947. MILT GASTON… #948. Vern Ruhle… #949. Eddie Guardado… #950. Joaquin Benoit… 

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
1924 28 NYY AL 5 3 .625 4.50 29 2 20 0 0 1 86.0 92 48 43 3 44 24 6 3 3 390 93 4.68 1.581 9.6 0.3 4.6 2.5 0.55
1925 29 SLB AL 15 14 .517 4.41 42 29 6 16 0 1 238.2 284 146 117 8 101 84 5 1 6 1065 106 4.18 1.613 10.7 0.3 3.8 3.2 0.83
1926 30 SLB AL 10 18 .357 4.33 32 28 3 14 1 0 214.1 227 116 103 13 101 39 4 2 5 945 99 4.81 1.530 9.5 0.5 4.2 1.6 0.39
1927 31 SLB AL 13 17 .433 5.00 37 30 6 21 0 1 254.0 275 177 141 18 100 77 3 1 8 1117 87 4.56 1.476 9.7 0.6 3.5 2.7 0.77
1928 32 WSH AL 6 12 .333 5.51 28 22 4 8 3 0 148.2 179 102 91 3 53 45 0 0 3 664 73 3.63 1.561 10.8 0.2 3.2 2.7 0.85
1929 33 BOS AL 12 19 .387 3.73 39 28 9 20 1 2 243.2 265 121 101 15 81 83 3 0 17 1029 114 4.32 1.420 9.8 0.6 3.0 3.1 1.02
1930 34 BOS AL 13 20 .394 3.92 38 34 4 21 2 2 273.0 272 138 119 15 98 99 0 0 11 1175 117 4.57 1.355 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.3 1.01
1931 35 BOS AL 2 13 .133 4.46 23 18 5 4 0 0 119.0 137 76 59 4 41 33 0 0 4 526 96 4.03 1.496 10.4 0.3 3.1 2.5 0.80
1932 36 CHW AL 7 17 .292 4.00 28 25 3 7 1 1 166.2 183 101 74 10 73 44 1 0 5 742 108 4.60 1.536 9.9 0.5 3.9 2.4 0.60
1933 37 CHW AL 8 12 .400 4.85 30 25 2 7 1 0 167.0 177 106 90 9 60 39 1 0 3 723 87 4.13 1.419 9.5 0.5 3.2 2.1 0.65
1934 38 CHW AL 6 19 .240 5.85 29 28 1 10 1 0 194.0 247 146 126 16 84 48 1 0 13 895 80 5.01 1.706 11.5 0.7 3.9 2.2 0.57
11 Yrs 97 164 .372 4.55 355 269 63 128 10 8 2105.0 2338 1277 1064 114 836 615 24 7 78 9271 96 4.43 1.508 10.0 0.5 3.6 2.6 0.74
162 Game Avg. 11 18 .372 4.55 39 29 7 14 1 1 229 255 139 116 12 91 67 3 1 9 1010 96 4.43 1.508 10.0 0.5 3.6 2.6 0.74
SLB (3 yrs) 38 49 .437 4.60 111 87 15 51 1 2 707.0 786 439 361 39 302 200 12 4 19 3127 96 4.51 1.539 10.0 0.5 3.8 2.5 0.66
CHW (3 yrs) 21 48 .304 4.95 87 78 6 24 3 1 527.2 607 353 290 35 217 131 3 0 21 2360 89 4.60 1.562 10.4 0.6 3.7 2.2 0.60
BOS (3 yrs) 27 52 .342 3.95 100 80 18 45 3 4 635.2 674 335 279 34 220 215 3 0 32 2730 112 4.37 1.406 9.5 0.5 3.1 3.0 0.98
WSH (1 yr) 6 12 .333 5.51 28 22 4 8 3 0 148.2 179 102 91 3 53 45 0 0 3 664 73 3.63 1.561 10.8 0.2 3.2 2.7 0.85
NYY (1 yr) 5 3 .625 4.50 29 2 20 0 0 1 86.0 92 48 43 3 44 24 6 3 3 390 93 4.68 1.581 9.6 0.3 4.6 2.5 0.55
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
1924 28 NYY AL 86.0 29 2 48 5.02 5.00 0.04 0.00 100.1 4.97 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .495 .499 $4,000
1925 29 SLB AL 237.2 42 29 146 5.53 5.09 -0.12 0.00 106.3 5.54 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.2 29 .498 .499 $4,500
1926 30 SLB AL 214.1 32 28 116 4.87 4.83 -0.10 0.00 107.3 5.28 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 3.0 34 .529 .506 $6,000
1927 31 SLB AL 253.0 37 30 177 6.30 5.08 -0.16 0.00 104.6 5.48 -24 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 0.3 6 .440 .486 $6,000
1928 32 WSH AL 148.2 28 22 102 6.17 4.72 0.08 0.00 98.6 4.58 -27 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -10 .411 .485 $7,000
1929 33 BOS AL 243.2 39 28 121 4.47 5.22 -0.03 0.00 100.7 5.29 22 2.2 1.0 -0.1 4.6 51 .556 .513 $7,000
1930 34 BOS AL 273.0 38 34 138 4.55 5.77 0.18 0.00 99.3 5.55 29 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.5 65 .573 .517 $7,000
1931 35 BOS AL 119.0 23 18 76 5.75 5.21 0.01 0.00 98.5 5.13 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .464 .495 $8,500
1932 36 CHW AL 166.2 28 25 101 5.45 5.33 -0.16 0.00 95.6 5.25 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.2 16 .486 .498 $8,500
1933 37 CHW AL 167.0 30 25 106 5.71 5.07 0.03 0.00 99.7 5.02 -14 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 0.3 6 .456 .492 $7,000
1934 38 CHW AL 194.0 29 28 146 6.77 5.32 -0.29 0.00 103.8 5.82 -21 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.0 3 .435 .488 $6,000
11 Seasons 2103.0 355 269 1277 5.47 5.18 -0.05 0.00 101.8 5.33 -42 -3.5 1.0 -1.0 17.2 215 .490 .499 $71,500
SLB (3 yrs) 705.0 111 87 439 5.60 5.01 -0.13 0.00 106.0 5.44 -16 -1.4 1.0 -0.3 5.5 69 .487 .497 $16,500
CHW (3 yrs) 527.2 87 78 353 6.02 5.24 -0.15 0.00 99.9 5.39 -40 -3.6 1.0 -0.3 1.5 26 .458 .492 $21,500
BOS (3 yrs) 635.2 100 80 335 4.74 5.46 0.07 0.00 99.7 5.37 42 4.1 1.0 -0.3 10.4 122 .541 .511 $22,500
WSH (1 yr) 148.2 28 22 102 6.17 4.72 0.08 0.00 98.6 4.58 -27 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -10 .411 .485 $7,000
NYY (1 yr) 86.0 29 2 48 5.02 5.00 0.04 0.00 100.1 4.97 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .495 .499 $4,000

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
1924 28 NYY AL 29 29 27 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .222 .222 .222 .444 15 6 0 2 1
1925 29 SLB AL 42 86 80 9 21 6 1 1 18 1 0 0 5 .263 .263 .400 .663 63 32 0 6 1
1926 30 SLB AL 32 81 78 5 13 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 13 .167 .177 .256 .434 10 20 1 2 1
1927 31 SLB AL 37 106 96 13 25 8 0 3 15 0 0 5 26 .260 .297 .438 .735 86 42 0 5 1
1928 32 WSH AL 28 53 49 1 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 .143 .143 .184 .327 -14 9 0 4 1
1929 33 BOS AL 39 89 78 3 15 3 0 1 5 0 0 6 19 .192 .259 .269 .528 38 21 1 4 1
1930 34 BOS AL 38 104 98 7 20 3 0 0 9 0 0 1 13 .204 .212 .235 .447 16 23 0 5 1
1931 35 BOS AL 23 40 38 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .158 .179 .158 .337 -8 6 1 1 1
1932 36 CHW AL 28 62 60 6 14 4 0 0 10 0 0 1 15 .233 .258 .300 .558 48 18 1 0 1
1933 37 CHW AL 30 60 52 5 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 11 .154 .241 .192 .434 19 10 1 2 1
1934 38 CHW AL 29 72 68 2 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 3 14 .147 .183 .162 .345 -11 11 0 1 1
11 Yrs 355 782 724 55 145 31 2 6 75 2 0 21 135 .200 .228 .273 .501 30 198 5 32
162 Game Avg. 162 357 330 25 66 14 1 3 34 1 0 10 62 .200 .228 .273 .501 30 90 2 15
SLB (3 yrs) 111 273 254 27 59 16 2 5 37 2 0 5 44 .232 .250 .370 .620 56 94 1 13
CHW (3 yrs) 87 194 180 13 32 7 0 0 18 0 0 9 40 .178 .225 .217 .442 17 39 2 3
BOS (3 yrs) 100 233 214 11 41 6 0 1 15 0 0 7 37 .192 .224 .234 .458 20 50 2 10
WSH (1 yr) 28 53 49 1 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 .143 .143 .184 .327 -14 9 0 4
NYY (1 yr) 29 29 27 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .222 .222 .222 .444 15 6 0 2

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
1924 28 NYY AL 29 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 1
1925 29 SLB AL 42 86 -6 0 0 0 9 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $4,500 1
1926 30 SLB AL 32 81 -11 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,000 1
1927 31 SLB AL 37 106 -4 0 0 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .518 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $6,000 1
1928 32 WSH AL 28 53 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,000 1
1929 33 BOS AL 39 89 -8 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $7,000 1
1930 34 BOS AL 38 104 -13 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $7,000 1
1931 35 BOS AL 23 40 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $8,500 1
1932 36 CHW AL 28 62 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $8,500 1
1933 37 CHW AL 30 60 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,000 1
1934 38 CHW AL 29 72 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $6,000 1
11 Seasons 355 782 -83 2 0 0 81 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 $71,500
SLB (3 yrs) 111 273 -20 1 0 0 27 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .507 .502 0.7 0.0 8 $16,500
CHW (3 yrs) 87 194 -23 0 0 0 21 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2 $21,500
BOS (3 yrs) 100 233 -27 0 0 0 25 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2 $22,500
WSH (1 yr) 28 53 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,000
NYY (1 yr) 29 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000

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
1924 NYY AL 28 P 29 2 0 86.0 16 2 14 0 1 1.000 1.67 0.55 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 SLB AL 29 P 42 29 16 238.2 59 10 49 0 2 1.000 2.22 1.40 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 SLB AL 30 P 32 28 14 214.1 65 16 47 2 2 .969 2.65 1.97 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 SLB AL 31 P 37 30 21 254.0 80 18 58 4 9 .950 2.69 2.05 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 WSH AL 32 P 28 21 8 148.2 50 9 38 3 1 .940 2.85 1.68 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 BOS AL 33 P 39 28 20 243.2 57 13 42 2 4 .965 2.03 1.41 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 BOS AL 34 P 38 34 21 273.0 77 15 58 4 4 .948 2.41 1.92 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 BOS AL 35 P 23 18 4 119.0 31 4 24 3 3 .903 2.12 1.22 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 CHW AL 36 P 28 25 7 166.2 52 6 42 4 7 .923 2.59 1.71 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 CHW AL 37 P 30 25 7 167.0 43 4 36 3 1 .930 2.16 1.33 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 CHW AL 38 P 29 28 10 194.0 62 9 52 1 2 .984 2.83 2.10 .956 2.14 2.11
11 Seasons P 355 268 128 2105.0 592 106 460 26 36 .956 2.42 1.59 .956 2.40 2.38
11 Seasons TOT 355 268 128 2105.0 592 106 460 26 36 .956 2.42 1.59 .956 2.40 2.38
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1929 AL  4.6 (9th)
1930 AL  5.5 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1930 AL  3.92 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1930 AL  8.967 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  3.168 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1927 AL  254.0 (6th)
1930 AL  273.0 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 AL  84 (8th)
1927 AL  77 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1927 AL  30 (8th)
1930 AL  34 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1925 AL  16 (8th)
1927 AL  21 (4th)
1929 AL  20 (6th)
1930 AL  21 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1928 AL  3 (6th)
1930 AL  2 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1926 AL  13 (3rd)
1927 AL  18 (1st)
1930 AL  15 (9th)
1934 AL  16 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1925 AL  101 (5th)
1926 AL  101 (4th)
1927 AL  100 (4th)
1930 AL  98 (6th)
Career  836 (216th)

Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  284 (4th)
1927 AL  275 (5th)
1930 AL  272 (9th)
1934 AL  247 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  0.302 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1925 AL  14 (7th)
1926 AL  18 (1st)
1927 AL  17 (3rd)
1929 AL  19 (3rd)
1930 AL  20 (1st)
1932 AL  17 (3rd)
1934 AL  19 (2nd)
Career  164 (109th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1925 AL  117 (7th)
1926 AL  103 (8th)
1927 AL  141 (1st)
1930 AL  119 (6th)
1934 AL  126 (2nd)
Career  1,064 (198th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1925 AL  6 (2nd)
1926 AL  5 (7th)
1927 AL  8 (2nd)
1929 AL  17 (1st)
1930 AL  11 (1st)
1931 AL  4 (5th)
1932 AL  5 (9th)
1934 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  78 (203rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1925 AL  1,065 (9th)
1927 AL  1,117 (4th)
1930 AL  1,175 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1924 AL  20 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1930 AL  117 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1930 AL  22 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1930 AL  2.1 (9th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1926 AL  16 (2nd)
1927 AL  18 (1st)
1930 AL  15 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1930 AL  58 (5th)
1934 AL  52 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1932 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1934 AL  2.83 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1932 AL  1.71 (5th)
1934 AL  2.10 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1925 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1932 AL  born 1896-01-27 (9th)
1933 AL  born 1896-01-27 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 32 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1769), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1919), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (553rd), 17.1 career WAR/18.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.8 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

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1924 28 New York Yankees $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 29 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 30 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 31 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 32 Washington Senators $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 33 Boston Red Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 34 Boston Red Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 35 Boston Red Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 36 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 37 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 38 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$71,500
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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