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Lefty Gomez

Vernon Louis Gomez (Goofy)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 173 lb.

Born: November 26, 1908 in Rodeo, CA
High School: Richmond HS (San Francisco, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1930 (Age 21.154)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Senators 1930-1943

Final Game: May 30, 1943 (Age 34.185)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1972.
   View Lefty Gomez Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 17, 1989 in Greenbrae, CA
Buried: Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, CA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Pitching

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
1930 21 NYY AL 2 5 .286 5.55 15 6 3 2 0 1 60.0 66 41 37 12 28 22 1 0 0 273 78 6.82 1.567 9.9 1.8 4.2 3.3 0.79
1931 22 NYY AL 21 9 .700 2.67 40 26 10 17 1 3 243.0 206 88 72 7 85 150 4 0 1 1013 150 3.35 1.198 7.6 0.3 3.1 5.6 1.76
1932 23 NYY AL 24 7 .774 4.21 37 31 3 21 1 1 265.1 266 140 124 23 105 176 2 0 0 1149 97 4.03 1.398 9.0 0.8 3.6 6.0 1.68 MVP-5
1933 ★ 24 NYY AL 16 10 .615 3.18 35 30 3 14 4 2 234.2 218 108 83 16 106 163 0 0 6 1027 123 3.65 1.381 8.4 0.6 4.1 6.3 1.54 AS
1934 ★ 25 NYY AL 26 5 .839 2.33 38 33 5 25 6 2 281.2 223 86 73 12 96 158 0 0 3 1142 176 3.57 1.133 7.1 0.4 3.1 5.0 1.65 AS,MVP-3
1935 ★ 26 NYY AL 12 15 .444 3.18 34 30 3 15 2 1 246.0 223 104 87 18 86 138 2 0 8 1030 128 3.96 1.256 8.2 0.7 3.1 5.0 1.60 AS
1936 ★ 27 NYY AL 13 7 .650 4.39 31 30 1 10 0 0 188.2 184 104 92 6 122 105 1 0 2 858 106 4.52 1.622 8.8 0.3 5.8 5.0 0.86 AS
1937 ★ 28 NYY AL 21 11 .656 2.33 34 34 0 25 6 0 278.1 233 88 72 10 93 194 1 0 2 1148 193 3.13 1.171 7.5 0.3 3.0 6.3 2.09 AS,MVP-9
1938 ★ 29 NYY AL 18 12 .600 3.35 32 32 0 20 4 0 239.0 239 110 89 7 99 129 1 0 5 1034 136 3.48 1.414 9.0 0.3 3.7 4.9 1.30 AS,MVP-30
1939 ★ 30 NYY AL 12 8 .600 3.41 26 26 0 14 2 0 198.0 173 80 75 11 84 102 3 0 3 831 128 3.98 1.298 7.9 0.5 3.8 4.6 1.21 AS
1940 31 NYY AL 3 3 .500 6.59 9 5 3 0 0 0 27.1 37 20 20 2 18 14 1 0 3 134 62 4.85 2.012 12.2 0.7 5.9 4.6 0.78
1941 32 NYY AL 15 5 .750 3.74 23 23 0 8 2 0 156.1 151 76 65 10 103 76 1 0 5 712 106 4.52 1.625 8.7 0.6 5.9 4.4 0.74
1942 33 NYY AL 6 4 .600 4.28 13 13 0 2 0 0 80.0 67 42 38 4 65 41 2 0 1 355 81 4.56 1.650 7.5 0.5 7.3 4.6 0.63
1943 34 WSH AL 0 1 .000 5.79 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 4 4 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 23 61 5.62 1.929 7.7 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.00
14 Yrs 189 102 .649 3.34 368 320 31 173 28 10 2503.0 2290 1091 930 138 1095 1468 19 0 39 10729 125 3.88 1.352 8.2 0.5 3.9 5.3 1.34
162 Game Avg. 19 10 .649 3.34 36 32 3 17 3 1 247 226 108 92 14 108 145 2 0 4 1060 125 3.88 1.352 8.2 0.5 3.9 5.3 1.34
NYY (13 yrs) 189 101 .652 3.34 367 319 31 173 28 10 2498.1 2286 1087 927 138 1090 1468 19 0 39 10706 125 3.87 1.351 8.2 0.5 3.9 5.3 1.35
WSH (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.79 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 4 4 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 23 61 5.62 1.929 7.7 0.0 9.6 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
1930 21 NYY AL 59.2 15 6 41 6.18 5.15 -0.22 0.00 94.2 5.06 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 0 .456 .496 $2,700
1931 22 NYY AL 242.1 40 26 88 3.27 4.93 -0.05 0.00 91.3 4.55 33 3.3 1.0 -0.1 5.7 63 .581 .520 $4,000
1932 23 NYY AL 265.1 37 31 140 4.75 5.30 -0.11 0.00 93.3 5.05 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 3.3 41 .521 .505 $7,500 MVP-5
1933 ★ 24 NYY AL 234.2 35 30 108 4.14 4.86 -0.23 0.00 93.2 4.75 14 1.3 1.0 -0.1 3.6 43 .538 .508 $12,000 AS
1934 ★ 25 NYY AL 281.2 38 33 86 2.75 5.19 0.23 0.00 90.8 4.51 54 5.5 1.0 -0.1 8.2 89 .645 .534 $12,000 AS,MVP-3
1935 ★ 26 NYY AL 246.0 34 30 104 3.80 5.15 0.29 0.00 91.1 4.42 17 1.6 1.0 -0.2 4.0 46 .548 .510 $20,000 AS
1936 ★ 27 NYY AL 188.2 31 30 104 4.96 5.65 0.15 0.00 90.7 4.98 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.7 24 .497 .499 $20,000 AS
1937 ★ 28 NYY AL 278.1 34 34 88 2.85 5.28 0.12 0.00 97.2 5.02 67 6.9 -0.2 9.4 100 .702 .542 $13,500 AS,MVP-9
1938 ★ 29 NYY AL 239.0 32 32 110 4.14 5.52 0.13 0.00 95.8 5.16 24 2.3 -0.1 4.5 56 .572 .514 $20,000 AS,MVP-30
1939 ★ 30 NYY AL 198.0 26 26 80 3.64 5.17 0.57 0.00 93.6 4.31 13 1.2 -0.1 3.0 38 .548 .508 $20,000 AS
1940 31 NYY AL 27.1 9 5 20 6.59 4.80 0.29 0.00 94.6 4.27 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .427 .496 $15,000
1941 32 NYY AL 156.1 23 23 76 4.38 4.90 0.41 0.00 93.8 4.21 -4 -0.4 -0.1 1.0 13 .484 .498 $10,000
1942 33 NYY AL 80.0 13 13 42 4.73 3.99 0.42 0.00 93.3 3.33 -13 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .402 .492 $10,000
1943 34 WSH AL 4.2 1 1 4 7.71 3.72 -0.08 0.00 94.0 3.58 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .298 .499 $7,500
14 Seasons 2502.0 368 320 1091 3.92 5.15 0.14 0.00 93.2 4.67 195 19.7 1.0 -1.4 43.1 500 .553 .513 $174,200
NYY (13 yrs) 2497.1 367 319 1087 3.92 5.15 0.14 0.00 93.2 4.68 197 19.9 1.0 -1.4 43.2 502 .554 .513 $166,700
WSH (1 yr) 4.2 1 1 4 7.71 3.72 -0.08 0.00 94.0 3.58 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .298 .499 $7,500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1932 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS W CHC 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 9 2 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 36 1.111 9.0 0.0 1.0 8.0 8.00
1936 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS W NYG 2 0 1.000 4.70 2 2 0 1 0 0 15.1 14 8 8 1 11 0 9 0 0 1 72 1.630 8.2 0.6 6.5 5.3 0.82
1937 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS W NYG 2 0 1.000 1.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 16 3 3 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 70 1.000 8.0 0.5 1.0 4.0 4.00
1938 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS W CHC 1 0 1.000 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 9 3 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 29 1.429 11.6 0.0 1.3 6.4 5.00
1939 ❍ 30 NYY AL WS W CIN 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 6 0 1.000 2.86 7 7 0 4 0 0 50.1 51 17 16 2 15 0 31 0 0 1 213 1.311 9.1 0.4 2.7 5.5 2.07
5 WS 6 0 1.000 2.86 7 7 0 4 0 0 50.1 51 17 16 2 15 0 31 0 0 1 213 1.311 9.1 0.4 2.7 5.5 2.07

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1933 NYY AL 24 1 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
1934 NYY AL 25 1 0 0 12.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 13 1.333 9.0 6.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
1935 NYY AL 26 1 1 0 1.000 1.50 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 23 0.833 4.5 0.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
1936 NYY AL 27
1937 NYY AL 28 1 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYY AL 29 1 0 1 .000 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
1939 NYY AL 30
7 Yrs (5 GP) 5 3 1 .750 2.50 0 0 0 0 18.0 11 6 5 2 3 0 9 0 0 0 68 0.778 5.5 1.0 1.5 4.5 3.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1940 31 NYY AL 78 9 136 116 20 37 4 1 2 0 0 18 14 .319 .415 .422 .837 .350 49 1 1 1 0 0
1941 32 NYY AL 23 712 604 76 151 20 7 10 8 2 103 76 .250 .360 .356 .716 .272 215 17 1 4 0 14
1942 33 NYY AL 80 13 355 283 42 67 11 2 4 2 8 65 41 .237 .383 .332 .715 .265 94 10 2 5 0 5
3 Yrs 158 45 1203 1003 138 255 35 10 16 10 10 186 131 .254 .373 .357 .730 .279 358 28 4 10 0 19
162 Game Avg. 125 36 951 793 109 202 28 8 13 8 8 147 104 .254 .373 .357 .730 .279 283 22 3 8 0 15
MLB Averages .273 .338 .347 .685 .290

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1940 31 NYY AL -6.8 -0.6 60 -0.6 0.5 -1.1 .72 -0.9 0.1 -9.1 -0.8 1.00 -8.7 0 0 0
1941 32 NYY AL 3.4 0.3 727 1.5 13.3 -11.8 1.06 -0.4 1.9 5.0 0.5 1.02 -4.8 0 0 0
1942 33 NYY AL -6.6 -0.6 286 -0.7 4.1 -4.8 .92 -0.6 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2 1.03 -5.6 0 0 0
14 Yrs 246.2 24.4 1073 0.3 18.0 -17.7 1.00 -1.9 2.2 -6.2 -0.6 1.02 -19.2 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1930 21 NYY AL 15 6 2 3 1 1 1 2 4 .333 0 0 2 0 2 33% 44.7 79 17 1 2 6.2 6.1
1931 22 NYY AL 40 26 17 7 2 2 2 18 8 .692 0 0 17 1 18 69% 59.5 89 22 12 5 6.0 8.0
1932 23 NYY AL 37 31 23 5 3 9 1 26 5 .839 0 0 21 1 15 48% 53.2 91 20 10 9 7.3 8.3
1933 24 NYY AL 35 30 16 8 6 1 4 17 13 .567 0 0 14 4 20 67% 56.4 88 12 5 11 5.0 7.6
1934 25 NYY AL 38 33 25 3 5 3 3 27 6 .818 0 0 25 6 26 79% 63.2 89 20 14 5 6.0 8.3
1935 26 NYY AL 34 30 12 14 4 2 5 14 16 .467 0 0 15 2 18 60% 56.9 87 27 11 11 4.4 8.0
1936 27 NYY AL 31 30 13 7 10 2 3 21 9 .700 0 0 10 0 14 47% 48.0 81 16 11 15 6.5 6.3
1937 28 NYY AL 34 34 21 11 2 3 4 22 12 .647 0 0 25 6 23 68% 62.6 88 21 18 9 5.7 8.2
1938 29 NYY AL 32 32 18 12 2 4 6 20 12 .625 0 0 20 4 20 63% 52.9 79 9 8 12 5.8 7.5
1939 30 NYY AL 26 26 12 8 6 1 3 16 10 .615 0 0 14 2 17 65% 55.8 83 11 2 17 5.0 7.6
1940 31 NYY AL 9 5 3 2 0 2 0 3 2 .600 0 0 0 0 1 20% 35.0 55 14 5 3 1 3 6.7 10.8 4.4
1941 32 NYY AL 23 23 15 5 3 4 1 18 5 .783 0 2 8 2 13 57% 49.7 71 17 22 9 0 23 6.2 6.6 6.8
1942 33 NYY AL 13 13 6 4 3 1 0 8 5 .615 0 1 2 0 6 46% 48.5 73 27 1 0 0 13 6.4 7.9 6.2
1943 34 WSH AL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 37.0 37 37 0 1 1.0 4.7
14 Yrs 368 320 183 90 47 35 33 212 108 .663 0 3 173 28 193 60% 55 91 9 28 12 93 136 5.8 7.1 7.5
MLB Averages .500 49% 49 132 -35 4.8 4.8 6.9

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1930 21 NYY AL 15 9 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 7.7
1931 22 NYY AL 40 14 10 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 9 2 2 7.4
1932 23 NYY AL 37 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 2 4.0
1933 24 NYY AL 35 5 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 4.6
1934 25 NYY AL 38 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.8
1935 26 NYY AL 34 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.5
1936 27 NYY AL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.0
1940 31 NYY AL 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .718 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4.0
8 Yrs 239 48 31 6 12 0 9 0 0 0 .718 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 12 0 4 5.6

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1930 21 NYY AL 274 4.4% 8.0% 10.2% 5.5% 23% 74%
1931 22 NYY AL 1002 0.7% 15.0% 8.5% 3.6% 18% 74%
1932 23 NYY AL 1145 2.0% 15.4% 9.2% 4.8% 21% 72%
1933 24 NYY AL 1022 1.6% 16.0% 10.4% 3.4% 16% 71%
1934 25 NYY AL 1143 1.1% 13.8% 8.4% 3.3% 17% 76%
1935 26 NYY AL 1030 1.8% 13.4% 8.4% 3.8% 18% 74%
1936 27 NYY AL 860 0.7% 12.2% 14.2% 1.7% 8% 72%
1937 28 NYY AL 1148 0.9% 16.9% 8.1% 3.0% 15% 73%
1938 29 NYY AL 1035 0.7% 12.5% 9.6% 3.1% 13% 76%
1939 30 NYY AL 831 1.3% 12.3% 10.1% 3.1% 15% 75%
1940 31 NYY AL 136 33% 1.5% 10.3% 13.2% 5.2% 19% 0.60 74% 13 1 8%
1941 32 NYY AL 712 29% 1.4% 10.7% 14.5% 5.2% 25% 0.57 73% 183 17 9%
1942 33 NYY AL 355 39% 1.1% 11.6% 18.3% 4.8% 25% 0.78 67% 70 10 14%
1943 34 WSH AL 23 0.0% 0.0% 21.7% 70%
14 Yrs 10716 32% 1.3% 13.7% 10.2% 3.6% 17% 0.62 73% 266 28 11%
MLB Averages 52% 1.4% 8.7% 8.5% 3.5% 14% 0.95 79% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1930 21 NYY AL 66 12 0
1931 22 NYY AL 206 7 1
1932 23 NYY AL 266 23 0
1933 24 NYY AL 218 16 6
1934 25 NYY AL 223 12 3
1935 26 NYY AL 223 18 8
1936 27 NYY AL 184 6 2
1937 28 NYY AL 233 10 2
1938 29 NYY AL 239 7 5
1939 30 NYY AL 173 11 3
1940 31 NYY AL 58 37 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 6 4 0 67% 0 3 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 78
1941 32 NYY AL 712 151 10 0 28 8 2 4 6 34 12 5 35% 14 5 1 315 8 2 80% 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
1942 33 NYY AL 275 67 4 0 12 2 1 0 3 17 7 3 41% 5 1 1 122 2 8 20% 2 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 80
1943 34 WSH AL 4 0 0
14 Yrs 1045 2290 138 0 42 11 4 5 10 57 23 8 40% 19 39 2 464 10 10 50% 9 8 0 1 1 1 1 0 11 158
MLB Averages 54% 53%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1930 21 2 5 .286 5.55 15 6 3 2 0 1 60.0 66 41 37 12 28 22 1 0 0 273 78 1.567 9.9 1.8 4.2 3.3 0.79 78
1931 22 23 14 .622 3.24 55 32 13 19 1 4 303.0 272 129 109 19 113 172 5 0 1 1286 125 1.271 8.1 0.6 3.4 5.1 1.52 125
1932 23 47 21 .691 3.69 92 63 16 40 2 5 568.1 538 269 233 42 218 348 7 0 1 2435 110 1.330 8.5 0.7 3.5 5.5 1.60 110
1933 24 63 31 .670 3.54 127 93 19 54 6 7 803.0 756 377 316 58 324 511 7 0 7 3462 114 1.345 8.5 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.58 114
1934 25 89 36 .712 3.23 165 126 24 79 12 9 1084.2 979 463 389 70 420 669 7 0 10 4604 125 1.290 8.1 0.6 3.5 5.6 1.59 125
1935 26 101 51 .664 3.22 199 156 27 94 14 10 1330.2 1202 567 476 88 506 807 9 0 18 5634 126 1.284 8.1 0.6 3.4 5.5 1.59 126
1936 27 114 58 .663 3.36 230 186 28 104 14 10 1519.1 1386 671 568 94 628 912 10 0 20 6492 122 1.326 8.2 0.6 3.7 5.4 1.45 122
1937 28 135 69 .662 3.20 264 220 28 129 20 10 1797.2 1619 759 640 104 721 1106 11 0 22 7640 130 1.302 8.1 0.5 3.6 5.5 1.53 130
1938 29 153 81 .654 3.22 296 252 28 149 24 10 2036.2 1858 869 729 111 820 1235 12 0 27 8674 131 1.315 8.2 0.5 3.6 5.5 1.51 131
1939 30 165 89 .650 3.24 322 278 28 163 26 10 2234.2 2031 949 804 122 904 1337 15 0 30 9505 131 1.313 8.2 0.5 3.6 5.4 1.48 131
1940 31 168 92 .646 3.28 331 283 31 163 26 10 2262.0 2068 969 824 124 922 1351 16 0 33 9639 129 1.322 8.2 0.5 3.7 5.4 1.47 129
1941 32 183 97 .654 3.31 354 306 31 171 28 10 2418.1 2219 1045 889 134 1025 1427 17 0 38 10351 127 1.341 8.3 0.5 3.8 5.3 1.39 127
1942 33 189 101 .652 3.34 367 319 31 173 28 10 2498.1 2286 1087 927 138 1090 1468 19 0 39 10706 125 1.351 8.2 0.5 3.9 5.3 1.35 125
1943 34 189 102 .649 3.34 368 320 31 173 28 10 2503.0 2290 1091 930 138 1095 1468 19 0 39 10729 125 1.352 8.2 0.5 3.9 5.3 1.34 125

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1930 21 3 4 .429 4.71 63.0 64 37 33 12 27 23 1 1.444 9.1 3.9 3.3 0.85 1.7 15
1931 22 17 11 .607 2.76 254.0 210 87 78 7 87 157 4 1.169 7.4 3.1 5.6 1.80 0.2 40
1932 23 16 15 .516 3.97 279.0 270 137 123 23 107 185 2 1.351 8.7 3.5 6.0 1.73 0.7 37
1933 24 15 13 .536 3.60 250.0 228 111 100 17 111 174 0 1.356 8.2 4.0 6.3 1.57 0.6 35
1934 25 22 11 .667 2.34 296.0 230 86 77 12 99 166 0 1.111 7.0 3.0 5.0 1.68 0.4 38
1935 26 17 12 .586 3.25 260.0 232 105 94 19 89 146 2 1.235 8.0 3.1 5.1 1.64 0.7 34
1936 27 11 11 .500 3.79 197.0 176 92 83 6 117 110 1 1.487 8.0 5.3 5.0 0.94 0.3 31
1937 28 23 9 .719 2.24 289.0 225 80 72 10 90 201 1 1.090 7.0 2.8 6.3 2.23 0.3 34
1938 29 16 12 .571 3.24 253.0 235 101 91 7 97 137 1 1.312 8.4 3.5 4.9 1.41 0.2 32
1939 30 14 9 .609 2.94 208.0 174 76 68 11 84 107 3 1.240 7.5 3.6 4.6 1.27 0.5 26
1940 31 1 2 .333 5.90 29.0 39 21 19 2 19 15 1 2.000 12.1 5.9 4.7 0.79 0.6 9
1941 32 9 9 .500 3.89 162.0 157 78 70 10 107 79 1 1.630 8.7 5.9 4.4 0.74 0.6 23
1942 33 4 5 .444 4.76 85.0 78 50 45 5 76 43 2 1.812 8.3 8.0 4.6 0.57 0.5 13
1943 34 0 1 .000 7.20 5.0 4 4 4 0 5 0 0 1.800 7.2 9.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
14 Yrs 168 124 .575 3.27 2630.0 2322 1065 957 141 1115 1543 19 1.307 7.9 5.3 1.38 0.5 368



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 2.0%)
1947 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1948 BBWAA (13.2%)
1949 BBWAA (11.1%)
1950 BBWAA (10.7%)
1951 BBWAA (10.2%)
1952 BBWAA (12.4%)
1953 BBWAA (13.3%)
1954 BBWAA (15.1%)
1955 BBWAA (28.3%)
1956 BBWAA (46.1%)
1958 BBWAA (28.6%)
1960 BBWAA (19.0%)
1962 BBWAA (12.5%)
1972 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1972
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1933 (P)
1934 (P)
1935 (P)
1936
1937 (P)
1938 (P)
1939

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1932 AL (5, 34%)
1934 AL (3, 75%)
1937 AL (9, 18%)
1938 AL (30, 0%)
1.27 Career Shares (183rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1934 AL  7.7 (4th)
1937 AL  9.2 (2nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1931 AL  5.7 (4th)
1934 AL  8.2 (1st)
1935 AL  4.0 (8th)
1937 AL  9.4 (2nd)
1938 AL  4.5 (10th)
Career  43.1 (141st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1931 AL  2.67 (2nd)
1933 AL  3.18 (3rd)
1934 AL  2.33 (1st)
1935 AL  3.18 (4th)
1937 AL  2.33 (1st)
1938 AL  3.35 (3rd)
1939 AL  3.41 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1931 AL  21 (3rd)
1932 AL  24 (3rd)
1933 AL  16 (4th)
1934 AL  26 (1st)
1937 AL  21 (1st)
1938 AL  18 (3rd)
1941 AL  15 (5th)
Career  189 (143rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1931 AL  .700 (5th)
1932 AL  .774 (2nd)
1933 AL  .615 (8th)
1934 AL  .839 (1st)
1936 AL  .650 (8th)
1937 AL  .656 (6th)
1938 AL  .600 (10th)
1941 AL  .750 (1st)
Career  .649 (26th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1931 AL  1.198 (3rd)
1934 AL  1.133 (1st)
1935 AL  1.256 (5th)
1937 AL  1.171 (2nd)
1939 AL  1.298 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1931 AL  7.630 (2nd)
1932 AL  9.023 (8th)
1933 AL  8.361 (4th)
1934 AL  7.125 (1st)
1935 AL  8.159 (3rd)
1936 AL  8.777 (4th)
1937 AL  7.534 (1st)
1938 AL  9.000 (9th)
1939 AL  7.864 (3rd)
Career  8.234 (211th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 AL  3.007 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1931 AL  5.556 (2nd)
1932 AL  5.970 (2nd)
1933 AL  6.251 (1st)
1934 AL  5.049 (2nd)
1935 AL  5.049 (3rd)
1936 AL  5.009 (3rd)
1937 AL  6.273 (1st)
1938 AL  4.858 (6th)
1939 AL  4.636 (5th)
1941 AL  4.375 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1932 AL  265.3 (5th)
1933 AL  234.7 (9th)
1934 AL  281.7 (1st)
1935 AL  246.0 (7th)
1937 AL  278.3 (2nd)
1938 AL  239.0 (7th)
Career  2,503.0 (243rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1931 AL  150 (3rd)
1932 AL  176 (3rd)
1933 AL  163 (1st)
1934 AL  158 (1st)
1935 AL  138 (3rd)
1936 AL  105 (8th)
1937 AL  194 (1st)
1938 AL  129 (4th)
1939 AL  102 (8th)
Career  1,468 (211th)

Games Started s c a p y
1932 AL  31 (10th)
1933 AL  30 (10th)
1934 AL  33 (2nd)
1935 AL  30 (8th)
1937 AL  34 (3rd)
1938 AL  32 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1931 AL  17 (9th)
1932 AL  21 (4th)
1934 AL  25 (1st)
1937 AL  25 (2nd)
1938 AL  20 (3rd)
1939 AL  14 (10th)
Career  173 (184th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (2nd)
1934 AL  6 (1st)
1935 AL  2 (9th)
1937 AL  6 (1st)
1938 AL  4 (1st)
1939 AL  2 (4th)
1941 AL  2 (10th)
Career  28 (134th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 AL  23 (3rd)
1933 AL  16 (7th)
1935 AL  18 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1932 AL  105 (5th)
1933 AL  106 (4th)
1936 AL  122 (4th)
1938 AL  99 (8th)
1941 AL  103 (8th)
Career  1,095 (77th)

Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  266 (9th)
1938 AL  239 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1931 AL  1.765 (4th)
1932 AL  1.676 (2nd)
1933 AL  1.538 (1st)
1934 AL  1.646 (2nd)
1935 AL  1.605 (5th)
1937 AL  2.086 (1st)
1938 AL  1.303 (6th)
1939 AL  1.214 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1931 AL  0.259 (3rd)
1934 AL  0.383 (9th)
1936 AL  0.286 (2nd)
1937 AL  0.323 (3rd)
1938 AL  0.264 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1935 AL  15 (3rd)
1938 AL  12 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1932 AL  124 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1933 AL  6 (6th)
1935 AL  8 (2nd)
1938 AL  5 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1932 AL  1,149 (6th)
1933 AL  1,027 (8th)
1934 AL  1,142 (3rd)
1935 AL  1,030 (10th)
1937 AL  1,148 (4th)
1938 AL  1,034 (6th)
Career  10,729 (231st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1931 AL  150 (2nd)
1933 AL  123 (8th)
1934 AL  176 (1st)
1935 AL  128 (7th)
1937 AL  193 (1st)
1938 AL  136 (5th)
1939 AL  128 (10th)
Career  125 (66th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1931 AL  3.35 (2nd)
1932 AL  4.03 (10th)
1933 AL  3.65 (10th)
1934 AL  3.57 (3rd)
1935 AL  3.96 (8th)
1937 AL  3.13 (1st)
1938 AL  3.48 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1931 AL  38 (2nd)
1934 AL  60 (1st)
1935 AL  25 (7th)
1937 AL  67 (1st)
1938 AL  30 (4th)
1939 AL  25 (9th)
Career  246 (49th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1931 AL  3.7 (2nd)
1934 AL  6.1 (1st)
1935 AL  2.4 (7th)
1937 AL  6.8 (1st)
1938 AL  2.9 (4th)
1939 AL  2.4 (8th)
Career  24.4 (55th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.5 (10th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 46 (30), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 179 (59), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 128 (61), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 34 (107), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (177th), 38.4 career WAR/35.6 7yr-peak WAR/37.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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