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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1930 [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Senators 1930-1943

Final Game: May 30, 1943 (Age 34)
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
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #64. Babe Adams… #65. Dennis Eckersley… #66. Roy Oswalt… #67. LEFTY GOMEZ… #68. Mariano Rivera… #69. Jim Bunning… #70. Frank Tanana… 

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
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

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

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
1930 21 NYY AL 15 23 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .150 .150 .150 .300 -22 3 0 3 1
1931 22 NYY AL 40 94 83 8 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 28 .133 .200 .133 .333 -9 11 0 4 1
1932 23 NYY AL 37 115 104 9 18 2 0 0 15 0 0 6 36 .173 .218 .192 .410 9 20 0 5 1 MVP-5
1933 24 NYY AL 35 93 80 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 23 .113 .193 .113 .306 -15 9 1 5 1 AS
1934 25 NYY AL 38 119 99 8 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 6 30 .131 .189 .141 .330 -12 14 1 13 1 AS,MVP-3
1935 26 NYY AL 34 93 83 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 15 .120 .151 .120 .272 -28 10 0 7 1 AS
1936 27 NYY AL 31 80 69 1 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 23 .145 .181 .159 .340 -14 11 0 8 1 AS
1937 28 NYY AL 34 115 105 8 21 2 0 0 4 1 0 5 22 .200 .236 .219 .455 15 23 0 5 1 AS,MVP-9
1938 29 NYY AL 32 99 86 5 13 2 0 0 7 0 0 4 18 .151 .189 .174 .363 -8 15 0 9 1 AS,MVP-30
1939 30 NYY AL 26 82 73 3 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 5 22 .151 .205 .178 .383 -1 13 3 0 4 1 AS
1940 31 NYY AL 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 32 NYY AL 23 66 59 5 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 12 .153 .194 .169 .363 -3 10 1 0 4 1
1942 33 NYY AL 13 35 33 4 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 12 .152 .176 .152 .328 -7 5 1 0 1 1
1943 34 WSH AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
14 Yrs 368 1024 904 59 133 11 0 0 58 1 1 50 252 .147 .194 .159 .353 -7 144 5 2 68
162 Game Avg. 162 451 398 26 59 5 0 0 26 0 0 22 111 .147 .194 .159 .353 -7 63 1 30
NYY (13 yrs) 367 1023 903 59 133 11 0 0 58 1 1 50 252 .147 .194 .159 .353 -7 144 5 2 68
WSH (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1930 21 NYY AL 15 23 -5 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $2,700 1
1931 22 NYY AL 40 94 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $4,000 1
1932 23 NYY AL 37 115 -15 0 0 0 12 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,500 1 MVP-5
1933 24 NYY AL 35 93 -14 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .487 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 $12,000 1 AS
1934 25 NYY AL 38 119 -19 0 0 0 13 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 $12,000 1 AS,MVP-3
1935 26 NYY AL 34 93 -17 -0 0 0 9 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .478 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -8 $20,000 1 AS
1936 27 NYY AL 31 80 -15 0 0 0 9 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 0.0 -6 $20,000 1 AS
1937 28 NYY AL 34 115 -15 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $13,500 1 AS,MVP-9
1938 29 NYY AL 32 99 -17 0 0 0 11 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 $20,000 1 AS,MVP-30
1939 30 NYY AL 26 82 -12 0 0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $20,000 1 AS
1940 31 NYY AL 9 9 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $15,000 /1
1941 32 NYY AL 23 66 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 1
1942 33 NYY AL 13 35 -5 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 1
1943 34 WSH AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,500 /1
14 Seasons 368 1024 -160 1 0 0 110 -49 -4.6 0 -49 -4.6 .487 .498 -4.6 0.0 -49 $174,200
NYY (13 yrs) 367 1023 -160 1 0 0 110 -49 -4.6 0 -49 -4.6 .487 .498 -4.6 0.0 -49 $166,700
WSH (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1932 23 NYY AL WS CHC W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 27 NYY AL WS NYG W 2 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0
1937 28 NYY AL WS NYG W 2 8 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .167 .375 .167 .542 1 0 0 0 0 0
1938 29 NYY AL WS CHC W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 30 NYY AL WS CIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 7 22 20 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 .150 .227 .150 .377 3 0 0 0 0 0
5 WS 7 22 20 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 .150 .227 .150 .377 3 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1930 NYY AL 21 P 15 6 2 60.0 19 1 18 0 0 1.000 2.85 1.27 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 NYY AL 22 P 40 26 17 243.0 50 6 43 1 1 .980 1.81 1.23 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 NYY AL 23 P 37 31 21 265.1 40 2 36 2 3 .950 1.29 1.03 .958 2.24 2.23 MVP-5
1933 NYY AL 24 P 35 30 14 234.2 38 4 30 4 0 .895 1.30 0.97 .960 2.28 2.27 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 P 38 33 25 281.2 50 7 42 1 2 .980 1.57 1.29 .956 2.14 2.11 AS,MVP-3
1935 NYY AL 26 P 34 30 15 246.0 57 6 49 2 2 .965 2.01 1.62 .949 2.15 2.14 AS
1936 NYY AL 27 P 31 30 10 188.2 34 4 29 1 3 .971 1.57 1.06 .956 1.99 1.96 AS
1937 NYY AL 28 P 34 34 25 278.1 42 3 36 3 1 .929 1.26 1.15 .954 2.05 2.01 AS,MVP-9
1938 NYY AL 29 P 32 32 20 239.0 64 12 51 1 5 .984 2.37 1.97 .952 2.11 2.06 AS,MVP-30
1939 NYY AL 30 P 26 26 14 198.0 36 2 33 1 0 .972 1.59 1.35 .951 1.92 1.89 AS
1940 NYY AL 31 P 9 5 0 27.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.99 0.33 .957 2.04 2.01 0 0 0
1941 NYY AL 32 P 23 23 8 156.1 19 6 11 2 2 .895 0.98 0.74 .960 2.14 2.11 8 2 20% 0
1942 NYY AL 33 P 13 13 2 80.0 12 2 9 1 0 .917 1.24 0.85 .957 2.31 2.30 2 8 80% 1
1943 WSH AL 34 P 1 1 0 4.2 5 0 4 1 1 .800 7.71 4.00 .964 2.31 2.30
14 Seasons P 368 320 173 2503.0 469 56 393 20 20 .957 1.61 1.22 .954 2.14 2.11 10 10 50% 1
14 Seasons TOT 368 320 173 2503.0 469 56 393 20 20 .957 1.61 1.22 .954 2.14 2.11 10 10 50% 1
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

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 (140th)

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 (24th)

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 (205th)

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 (242nd)

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 (209th)

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 (68th)

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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  13 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1938 AL  51 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1938 AL  1.97 (3rd)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 46 (29), 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 (175th), 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

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193021New York Yankees$2,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193122New York Yankees$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193223New York Yankees$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193324New York Yankees$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193425New York Yankees$12,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193526New York Yankees$20,000*Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts1/14/37 TSN, per government filings:20000.00,
193627New York Yankees$20,000*Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts1/13/38 TSN, per government filings:25000.00,
193728New York Yankees$13,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193829New York Yankees$20,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193930New York Yankees$20,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194031New York Yankees$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194132New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194233New York Yankees$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194334Washington Senators$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$174,200
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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