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Johnny Gorsica

John Joseph Perry Gorsica
born John Joseph Perry Gorczyca

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 29, 1915 in Bayonne, NJ
School: West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1940 (Age 25.024)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1940-1947

Final Game: September 17, 1947 (Age 32.172)
Died: December 16, 1998 in Charlottesville, VA
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV
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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
1940 25 DET AL 7 7 .500 4.33 29 20 2 5 2 0 160.0 170 85 77 10 57 68 4 1 2 692 110 3.94 1.419 9.6 0.6 3.2 3.8 1.19
1941 26 DET AL 9 11 .450 4.47 33 21 10 8 1 2 171.0 193 98 85 14 55 59 2 1 5 753 101 4.04 1.450 10.2 0.7 2.9 3.1 1.07
1942 27 DET AL 3 2 .600 4.75 28 0 19 0 0 4 53.0 63 31 28 2 26 19 3 0 0 242 84 3.83 1.679 10.7 0.3 4.4 3.2 0.73
1943 28 DET AL 4 5 .444 3.36 35 4 18 1 0 5 96.1 88 43 36 3 40 45 2 1 2 406 104 3.19 1.329 8.2 0.3 3.7 4.2 1.13
1944 29 DET AL 6 14 .300 4.11 34 19 8 8 1 4 162.0 192 88 74 5 32 47 4 1 1 696 86 3.03 1.383 10.7 0.3 1.8 2.6 1.47
1946 31 DET AL 0 0 4.56 14 0 7 0 0 1 23.2 28 13 12 5 11 14 0 0 0 105 82 5.34 1.648 10.6 1.9 4.2 5.3 1.27
1947 32 DET AL 2 0 1.000 3.75 31 0 16 0 0 1 57.2 44 27 24 5 26 20 2 0 1 242 102 4.39 1.214 6.9 0.8 4.1 3.1 0.77
7 Yrs 31 39 .443 4.18 204 64 80 22 4 17 723.2 778 385 336 44 247 272 17 4 11 3136 98 3.73 1.416 9.7 0.5 3.1 3.4 1.10
162 Game Avg. 8 10 .443 4.18 52 16 20 6 1 4 184 197 98 85 11 63 69 4 1 3 796 98 3.73 1.416 9.7 0.5 3.1 3.4 1.10
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
1940 25 DET AL 160.0 29 20 85 4.78 4.97 -0.20 0.00 109.6 5.66 14 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.8 32 .550 .509
1941 26 DET AL 171.0 33 21 98 5.16 4.97 -0.27 0.00 110.6 5.79 11 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.6 29 .534 .507
1942 27 DET AL 53.0 28 0 31 5.26 4.29 -0.06 0.00 104.2 4.54 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .482 .497
1943 28 DET AL 96.1 35 4 43 4.02 3.82 -0.05 0.00 107.1 4.14 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.8 8 .503 .501
1944 29 DET AL 162.0 34 19 88 4.89 4.19 0.06 0.00 102.7 4.24 -12 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .462 .492
1946 31 DET AL 23.2 14 0 13 4.94 4.25 0.05 0.00 109.2 4.59 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .492 .499
1947 32 DET AL 57.2 31 0 27 4.21 4.24 -0.10 0.00 103.3 4.48 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .507 .501
7 Seasons 723.2 204 64 385 4.79 4.51 -0.11 0.00 107.0 4.96 11 1.0 1.0 -0.5 6.7 75 .505 .501

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
1940 25 DET AL WS L CIN 0 0 0.79 2 0 1 0 0 0 11.1 6 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 44 0.882 4.8 0.0 3.2 3.2 1.00
1 WS 0 0 0.79 2 0 1 0 0 0 11.1 6 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 44 0.882 4.8 0.0 3.2 3.2 1.00

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
1940 25 DET AL 29 66 62 6 12 0 2 1 7 0 0 3 15 .194 .231 .306 .537 33 19 1 0 1 1
1941 26 DET AL 33 66 57 5 17 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 .298 .365 .316 .681 74 18 3 0 3 1
1942 27 DET AL 31 11 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .300 .400 7 3 0 0 1 1
1943 28 DET AL 36 26 23 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 .174 .208 .261 .469 33 6 0 0 2 1
1944 29 DET AL 40 54 52 7 7 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 6 .135 .167 .212 .378 5 11 3 0 0 1
1946 31 DET AL 14 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 348 3 0 0 0 1
1947 32 DET AL 31 11 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .200 .273 .300 .573 56 3 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 214 237 217 23 45 5 5 1 14 0 0 13 42 .207 .252 .290 .542 43 63 7 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 179 164 17 34 4 4 1 11 0 0 10 32 .207 .252 .290 .542 43 48 5 0 5

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
1940 25 DET AL 29 66 -7 0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1941 26 DET AL 33 66 -2 0 0 0 7 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1942 27 DET AL 31 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1943 28 DET AL 36 26 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1944 29 DET AL 40 54 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1946 31 DET AL 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1947 32 DET AL 31 11 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
7 Seasons 214 237 -19 0 0 0 24 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .503 .500 0.6 0.0 6

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
1940 25 DET AL WS CIN L 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1940 DET AL 25 P 29 20 5 160.0 72 15 53 4 2 .944 3.82 2.34 .956 2.04 2.01 2 2 50% 0
1941 DET AL 26 P 33 21 8 171.0 64 10 52 2 3 .969 3.26 1.88 .960 2.14 2.11 1 2 67% 0
1942 DET AL 27 P 28 0 0 53.0 35 5 29 1 0 .971 5.77 1.21 .957 2.31 2.30 1 1 50% 0
1943 DET AL 28 P 35 4 1 96.1 40 10 30 0 3 1.000 3.74 1.14 .963 2.27 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1944 DET AL 29 P 34 19 8 162.0 61 17 42 2 5 .967 3.28 1.74 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1946 DET AL 31 P 14 0 0 23.2 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.52 0.29 .952 2.02 1.99 0 1 100% 0
1947 DET AL 32 P 31 0 0 57.2 21 9 12 0 1 1.000 3.28 0.68 .955 1.92 1.90 1 0 0% 50% 0
7 Seasons P 204 64 22 723.2 298 68 220 10 14 .966 3.58 1.41 .959 2.12 2.11 5 7 58% 4% 0
7 Seasons TOT 204 64 22 723.2 298 68 220 10 14 .966 3.58 1.41 .959 2.12 2.11 5 7 58% 4% 0
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1941 AL  2.895 (7th)
1944 AL  1.778 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1942 AL  4 (6th)
1943 AL  5 (9th)
1944 AL  4 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1940 AL  2 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 AL  0.563 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1944 AL  14 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1940 AL  4 (8th)
1944 AL  4 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1942 AL  19 (5th)
1943 AL  18 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1940 AL  3.94 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1940 AL  15 (4th)
1944 AL  17 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1940 AL  53 (2nd)
1941 AL  52 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1940 AL  4 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1940 AL  3.83 (1st)
1941 AL  3.26 (1st)
1944 AL  3.28 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1940 AL  2.34 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 14 (1312), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1787), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (395th), 7.3 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/7.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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