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Sam Gray

Samuel David Gray (Sad Sam)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 15, 1897 in Van Alstyne, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1924 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Browns/Athletics 1924-1933

Final Game: September 18, 1933 (Age 35)
Died: April 16, 1953 in McKinney, TX
Buried: Van Alstyne Cemetery, Van Alstyne, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #632. Jack Pfiester… #633. Ted Abernathy… #634. Jim Rooker… #635. SAM GRAY… #636. George Blaeholder… #637. Bryn Smith… #638. Hugh Casey… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1924 26 PHA AL 8 7 .533 3.98 4.64 34 19 9 8 2 1 151.2 169 95 67 5 89 54 6 0 3 707 108 1.701 10.0 0.3 5.3 3.2 0.61
1925 27 PHA AL 16 8 .667 3.27 4.00 32 28 4 14 4 3 203.2 199 90 74 11 63 80 3 0 5 851 143 1.286 8.8 0.5 2.8 3.5 1.27
1926 28 PHA AL 11 12 .478 3.64 3.68 38 18 7 5 0 0 150.2 164 81 61 9 50 82 4 1 3 657 114 1.420 9.8 0.5 3.0 4.9 1.64
1927 29 PHA AL 9 6 .600 4.59 3.92 37 13 13 3 1 3 133.1 153 79 68 4 51 49 4 0 3 587 92 1.530 10.3 0.3 3.4 3.3 0.96
1928 30 SLB AL 20 12 .625 3.19 3.67 35 31 4 21 2 3 262.2 256 119 93 11 86 102 1 0 1 1104 132 1.302 8.8 0.4 2.9 3.5 1.19
1929 31 SLB AL 18 15 .545 3.72 4.17 43 37 2 23 4 1 305.0 336 142 126 18 96 109 1 0 7 1310 119 1.416 9.9 0.5 2.8 3.2 1.14
1930 32 SLB AL 4 15 .211 6.28 5.21 27 24 1 7 0 0 167.2 215 133 117 17 52 51 4 0 2 756 77 1.592 11.5 0.9 2.8 2.7 0.98
1931 33 SLB AL 11 24 .314 5.09 4.11 43 37 5 13 0 2 258.0 323 187 146 20 54 88 4 0 4 1158 90 1.461 11.3 0.7 1.9 3.1 1.63
1932 34 SLB AL 7 12 .368 4.53 3.60 52 18 18 7 3 4 206.2 250 126 104 9 53 79 1 1 6 919 106 1.466 10.9 0.4 2.3 3.4 1.49
1933 35 SLB AL 7 4 .636 4.10 4.20 38 6 21 0 0 4 112.0 131 55 51 7 45 36 1 0 3 490 113 1.571 10.5 0.6 3.6 2.9 0.80
10 Yrs 111 115 .491 4.18 4.09 379 231 84 101 16 21 1951.1 2196 1107 907 111 639 730 29 2 37 8539 107 1.453 10.1 0.5 2.9 3.4 1.14
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .491 4.18 4.09 42 26 9 11 2 2 218 245 123 101 12 71 81 3 0 4 952 107 1.453 10.1 0.5 2.9 3.4 1.14
SLB (6 yrs) 67 82 .450 4.37 4.10 238 153 51 71 9 14 1312.0 1511 762 637 82 386 465 12 1 23 5737 104 1.446 10.4 0.6 2.6 3.2 1.20
PHA (4 yrs) 44 33 .571 3.80 4.06 141 78 33 30 7 7 639.1 685 345 270 29 253 265 17 1 14 2802 115 1.467 9.6 0.4 3.6 3.7 1.05

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 26 PHA AL 151.2 34 19 95 5.64 5.20 -0.11 0.00 101.9 5.40 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.0 14 .485 .497 $2,000
1925 27 PHA AL 203.2 32 28 90 3.98 5.15 0.06 0.00 105.4 5.37 30 3.0 1.0 -0.1 5.0 56 .594 .519 $4,000
1926 28 PHA AL 150.2 38 18 81 4.84 4.74 0.06 0.00 102.9 4.82 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.4 16 .498 .499 $7,500
1927 29 PHA AL 133.1 37 13 79 5.33 5.04 0.00 0.00 102.9 5.18 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.1 13 .493 .498 $7,500
1928 30 SLB AL 262.2 35 31 119 4.08 4.71 0.01 0.00 103.3 4.86 22 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.8 52 .565 .514 $8,000
1929 31 SLB AL 304.1 43 37 142 4.20 5.17 0.18 0.00 104.2 5.19 33 3.3 1.0 -0.1 6.3 69 .577 .521 $10,000
1930 32 SLB AL 166.2 27 24 133 7.18 5.57 0.00 0.00 105.1 5.85 -25 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .421 .487 $10,000
1931 33 SLB AL 258.0 43 37 187 6.52 5.17 -0.17 0.00 104.6 5.59 -28 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 0.0 4 .441 .484 $5,000
1932 34 SLB AL 206.2 52 18 126 5.49 5.39 -0.07 0.00 106.7 5.84 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.8 33 .514 .504 $7,500
1933 35 SLB AL 112.0 38 6 55 4.42 5.07 -0.12 0.00 106.8 5.54 13 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.4 27 .534 .508 $4,000
10 Seasons 1949.2 379 231 1107 5.11 5.12 -0.00 0.00 104.4 5.35 43 5.0 1.0 -0.9 24.3 280 .513 .503 $65,500
SLB (6 yrs) 1310.1 238 153 762 5.23 5.16 -0.01 0.00 104.8 5.42 22 2.9 1.0 -0.6 15.8 181 .512 .504 $44,500
PHA (4 yrs) 639.1 141 78 345 4.86 5.04 0.01 0.00 103.4 5.21 21 2.1 1.0 -0.3 8.5 99 .515 .503 $21,000

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
1924 26 PHA AL 34 58 57 1 10 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 11 .175 .190 .228 .418 7 13 0 0 1
1925 27 PHA AL 32 76 67 4 12 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 17 .179 .257 .194 .451 12 13 1 2 1
1926 28 PHA AL 38 61 51 6 11 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 .216 .286 .275 .560 44 14 0 5 1
1927 29 PHA AL 37 48 42 6 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 .190 .244 .190 .435 12 8 0 3 1
1928 30 SLB AL 35 109 101 6 19 3 0 1 9 0 0 4 24 .188 .219 .248 .467 21 25 0 4 1
1929 31 SLB AL 43 118 103 8 19 4 1 0 13 0 0 6 18 .184 .229 .243 .472 20 25 0 9 1
1930 32 SLB AL 27 57 54 3 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 17 .204 .232 .259 .491 23 14 0 1 1
1931 33 SLB AL 43 92 79 9 14 0 0 1 6 0 0 8 16 .177 .253 .215 .468 23 17 0 5 1
1932 34 SLB AL 52 66 62 2 13 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 17 .210 .246 .258 .504 28 16 0 1 1
1933 35 SLB AL 38 36 32 4 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 .219 .286 .344 .629 63 11 0 1 1
10 Yrs 379 721 648 49 124 20 3 2 49 1 0 41 146 .191 .241 .241 .481 23 156 1 31
162 Game Avg. 162 308 277 21 53 9 1 1 21 0 0 18 62 .191 .241 .241 .481 23 67 0 13
SLB (6 yrs) 238 478 431 32 83 15 2 2 36 1 0 26 97 .193 .239 .251 .489 25 108 0 21
PHA (4 yrs) 141 243 217 17 41 5 1 0 13 0 0 15 49 .189 .245 .221 .466 18 48 1 10

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 26 PHA AL 34 58 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $2,000 1
1925 27 PHA AL 32 76 -10 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,000 1
1926 28 PHA AL 38 61 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $7,500 1
1927 29 PHA AL 37 48 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $7,500 1
1928 30 SLB AL 35 109 -13 0 0 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,000 1
1929 31 SLB AL 43 118 -14 0 0 0 13 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 1
1930 32 SLB AL 27 57 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 1
1931 33 SLB AL 43 92 -10 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,000 1
1932 34 SLB AL 52 66 -7 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,500 1
1933 35 SLB AL 38 36 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $4,000 1
10 Seasons 379 721 -83 1 0 0 74 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .498 .500 -0.7 0.0 -7 $65,500
SLB (6 yrs) 238 478 -53 1 0 0 51 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.2 0.0 -1 $44,500
PHA (4 yrs) 141 243 -29 0 0 0 24 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .496 .499 -0.5 0.0 -5 $21,000

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 Awards
1924 PHA AL 26 P 34 19 8 151.2 37 5 31 1 2 .973 2.14 1.06 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 PHA AL 27 P 32 28 14 203.2 48 8 37 3 1 .938 1.99 1.41 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 PHA AL 28 P 38 18 5 150.2 41 5 29 7 2 .829 2.03 0.89 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 PHA AL 29 P 37 13 3 133.1 43 8 32 3 2 .930 2.70 1.08 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 SLB AL 30 P 35 31 21 262.2 89 20 67 2 6 .978 2.98 2.49 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 SLB AL 31 P 43 37 23 305.0 73 9 61 3 4 .959 2.07 1.63 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 SLB AL 32 P 27 24 7 167.2 41 3 33 5 2 .878 1.93 1.33 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 SLB AL 33 P 43 37 13 258.0 68 11 49 8 0 .882 2.09 1.40 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 SLB AL 34 P 52 18 7 206.2 52 9 39 4 1 .923 2.09 0.92 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 SLB AL 35 P 38 6 0 112.0 26 3 21 2 2 .923 1.93 0.63 .960 2.28 2.27
10 Seasons P 379 231 101 1951.1 518 81 399 38 22 .927 2.21 1.27 .957 2.40 2.39
10 Seasons TOT 379 231 101 1951.1 518 81 399 38 22 .927 2.21 1.27 .957 2.40 2.39
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1929 AL  6.3 (10th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1925 AL  5.0 (10th)
1928 AL  4.8 (8th)
1929 AL  6.3 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1925 AL  3.27 (7th)
1928 AL  3.19 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1925 AL  16 (8th)
1928 AL  20 (5th)
1929 AL  18 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1925 AL  .667 (7th)
1928 AL  .625 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1925 AL  1.286 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  8.794 (5th)
1928 AL  8.772 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  2.784 (9th)
1931 AL  1.884 (2nd)
1932 AL  2.308 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  3.535 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (3rd)
1932 AL  52 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1925 AL  3 (8th)
1928 AL  3 (9th)
1932 AL  4 (9th)
1933 AL  4 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1928 AL  262.7 (5th)
1929 AL  305.0 (1st)
1931 AL  258.0 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 AL  82 (7th)
1928 AL  102 (9th)
1929 AL  109 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1928 AL  31 (4th)
1929 AL  37 (1st)
1931 AL  37 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1928 AL  21 (5th)
1929 AL  23 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1924 AL  2 (10th)
1925 AL  4 (2nd)
1929 AL  4 (1st)
1932 AL  3 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1928 AL  11 (10th)
1929 AL  18 (4th)
1930 AL  17 (6th)
1931 AL  20 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1924 AL  89 (4th)
1928 AL  86 (10th)
1929 AL  96 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1928 AL  256 (8th)
1929 AL  336 (1st)
1931 AL  323 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1925 AL  1.270 (3rd)
1929 AL  1.135 (10th)
1931 AL  1.630 (5th)
1932 AL  1.491 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1932 AL  0.392 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1929 AL  15 (9th)
1930 AL  15 (8th)
1931 AL  24 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  126 (3rd)
1930 AL  117 (8th)
1931 AL  146 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1925 AL  5 (4th)
1929 AL  7 (6th)
1931 AL  4 (5th)
1932 AL  6 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1928 AL  1,104 (5th)
1929 AL  1,310 (1st)
1931 AL  1,158 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1932 AL  18 (7th)
1933 AL  21 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1925 AL  143 (3rd)
1928 AL  132 (6th)
1929 AL  119 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1925 AL  4.00 (10th)
1932 AL  3.60 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1925 AL  29 (6th)
1928 AL  25 (6th)
1929 AL  26 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1925 AL  2.8 (6th)
1928 AL  2.5 (6th)
1929 AL  2.5 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (3rd)
1932 AL  52 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1928 AL  20 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1928 AL  67 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1926 AL  7 (1st)
1930 AL  5 (4th)
1931 AL  8 (1st)
1932 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1928 AL  2.49 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 82 (303), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (807), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1583), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (379th), 23.7 career WAR/23.6 7yr-peak WAR/23.6 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
192426Philadelphia Athletics$2,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192527Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192628Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192729Philadelphia Athletics$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192830St. Louis Browns$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192931St. Louis Browns$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193032St. Louis Browns$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193133St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193234St. Louis Browns$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193335St. Louis Browns$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$65,500
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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Name and misspellings: Sad Samuel David Sam sammy samuel Gray grey

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