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Lee Grissom

Lee Theo Grissom

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 23, 1907 in Sherman, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1934 (Age 26.314)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Phillies/Dodgers/Yankees 1934-1941

Final Game: September 24, 1941 (Age 33.336)
Died: October 4, 1998 in Corning, CA
Buried: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Corning, CA
Relatives: Brother of Marv Grissom
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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
1934 26 CIN NL 0 1 .000 15.43 4 1 2 0 0 0 7.0 13 12 12 0 7 4 0 0 0 42 27 4.98 2.857 16.7 0.0 9.0 5.1 0.57
1935 27 CIN NL 1 1 .500 3.86 3 3 0 1 0 0 21.0 31 10 9 0 4 13 0 0 0 97 104 2.39 1.667 13.3 0.0 1.7 5.6 3.25
1936 28 CIN NL 1 1 .500 6.29 6 4 1 0 0 0 24.1 33 18 17 1 9 13 0 0 1 113 62 3.84 1.726 12.2 0.4 3.3 4.8 1.44
1937 ★ 29 CIN NL 12 17 .414 3.26 50 30 16 14 5 6 223.2 193 89 81 7 93 149 4 2 8 939 114 3.42 1.279 7.8 0.3 3.7 6.0 1.60 AS,MVP-19
1938 30 CIN NL 2 3 .400 5.29 14 7 3 0 0 0 51.0 60 38 30 4 22 16 2 0 2 230 70 4.73 1.608 10.6 0.7 3.9 2.8 0.73
1939 31 CIN NL 9 7 .563 4.10 33 21 5 3 0 0 153.2 145 77 70 14 56 53 1 0 4 648 95 4.58 1.308 8.5 0.8 3.3 3.1 0.95
1940 32 TOT MLB 2 5 .286 2.64 19 10 6 3 1 0 78.1 63 30 23 3 36 57 0 0 1 330 154 3.26 1.264 7.2 0.3 4.1 6.5 1.58
1940 32 NYY AL 0 0 0.00 5 0 5 0 0 0 4.2 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 19 3.69 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
1940 32 BRO NL 2 5 .286 2.81 14 10 1 3 1 0 73.2 59 30 23 3 34 56 0 0 1 311 145 3.23 1.262 7.2 0.4 4.2 6.8 1.65
1941 33 TOT NL 2 13 .133 3.85 33 19 7 2 0 1 142.2 130 72 61 6 78 79 2 0 8 626 96 3.78 1.458 8.2 0.4 4.9 5.0 1.01
1941 33 BRO NL 0 0 2.38 4 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 10 3 3 2 8 5 0 0 0 52 161 6.19 1.588 7.9 1.6 6.4 4.0 0.63
1941 33 PHI NL 2 13 .133 3.97 29 18 5 2 0 0 131.1 120 69 58 4 70 74 2 0 8 574 93 3.58 1.447 8.2 0.3 4.8 5.1 1.06
8 Yrs 29 48 .377 3.89 162 95 40 23 6 7 701.2 668 346 303 35 305 384 9 2 24 3025 98 3.82 1.387 8.6 0.4 3.9 4.9 1.26
162 Game Avg. 8 13 .377 3.89 43 25 11 6 2 2 186 177 92 80 9 81 102 2 1 6 800 98 3.82 1.387 8.6 0.4 3.9 4.9 1.26
CIN (6 yrs) 25 30 .455 4.10 110 66 27 18 5 6 480.2 475 244 219 26 191 248 7 2 15 2069 93 3.93 1.386 8.9 0.5 3.6 4.6 1.30
BRO (2 yrs) 2 5 .286 2.75 18 11 3 3 1 1 85.0 69 33 26 5 42 61 0 0 1 363 146 3.63 1.306 7.3 0.5 4.4 6.5 1.45
PHI (1 yr) 2 13 .133 3.97 29 18 5 2 0 0 131.1 120 69 58 4 70 74 2 0 8 574 93 3.58 1.447 8.2 0.3 4.8 5.1 1.06
NYY (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 5 0 5 0 0 0 4.2 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 19 3.69 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
NL (8 yrs) 29 48 .377 3.91 157 95 35 23 6 7 697.0 664 346 303 35 303 383 9 2 24 3006 97 3.82 1.387 8.6 0.5 3.9 4.9 1.26
AL (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 5 0 5 0 0 0 4.2 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 19 3.69 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
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
1934 26 CIN NL 7.0 4 1 12 15.43 5.08 -0.42 0.00 100.2 5.52 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .334 .496
1935 27 CIN NL 21.0 3 3 10 4.29 4.40 -0.13 0.00 96.0 4.35 0 0.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .500 .500
1936 28 CIN NL 24.1 6 4 18 6.66 4.27 -0.08 0.00 102.6 4.46 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .407 .497
1937 ★ 29 CIN NL 223.2 50 30 89 3.58 4.63 -0.07 0.00 94.7 4.46 22 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.3 42 .547 .514 AS,MVP-19
1938 30 CIN NL 51.0 14 7 38 6.71 4.39 0.30 0.00 99.4 4.07 -15 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -10 .399 .491
1939 31 CIN NL 154.0 33 21 77 4.50 4.41 0.39 0.00 99.3 3.99 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .475 .495
1940 32 NYY AL 4.2 5 0 0 0.00 5.27 0.27 0.00 87.2 4.36 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .544 .501 $7,500
1940 32 BRO NL 73.2 14 10 30 3.67 4.37 -0.06 0.00 106.3 4.70 9 1.0 1.0 -0.0 1.6 15 .570 .506
1941 33 BRO NL 11.1 4 1 3 2.38 4.23 0.35 0.00 104.0 4.03 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .560 .501
1941 33 PHI NL 131.1 29 18 69 4.73 4.43 -0.30 0.00 101.5 4.80 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 13 .506 .501
8 Seasons 702.0 162 95 346 4.44 4.48 0.02 0.00 99.0 4.42 0 0.5 1.0 -0.3 6.6 61 .503 .503 $7,500
CIN (6 yrs) 481.0 110 66 244 4.57 4.51 0.11 0.00 97.2 4.28 -15 -1.1 1.0 -0.2 3.0 28 .490 .504
BRO (2 yrs) 85.0 18 11 33 3.49 4.35 -0.01 0.00 106.0 4.61 11 1.2 1.0 -0.0 2.0 18 .568 .505
PHI (1 yr) 131.1 29 18 69 4.73 4.43 -0.30 0.00 101.5 4.80 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 13 .506 .501
NYY (1 yr) 4.2 5 0 0 0.00 5.27 0.27 0.00 87.2 4.36 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .544 .501 $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
1939 31 CIN NL WS L NYY 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.750 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.0 0.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.750 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.0 0.00

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
1934 26 CIN NL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1935 27 CIN NL 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1936 28 CIN NL 6 10 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 1 0 0 /1
1937 ★ 29 CIN NL 51 74 64 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 20 .109 .162 .109 .271 -24 7 1 0 6 1 AS,MVP-19
1938 30 CIN NL 14 16 16 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .188 .188 .188 .375 4 3 0 0 0 1
1939 31 CIN NL 33 54 47 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 18 .085 .157 .128 .285 -23 6 0 2 3 1
1940 32 TOT MLB 19 24 23 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .217 .250 .217 .467 26 5 0 0 0 1
1940 32 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1940 32 BRO NL 14 24 23 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .217 .250 .217 .467 26 5 0 0 0 1
1941 33 TOT NL 33 43 38 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 .184 .205 .211 .416 19 8 2 1 4 1
1941 33 BRO NL 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 176 1 0 0 1 /1
1941 33 PHI NL 29 40 36 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 .167 .189 .194 .384 11 7 2 1 3 1
8 Yrs 163 230 205 13 26 1 1 0 4 1 0 8 68 .127 .171 .141 .313 -13 29 4 3 14
162 Game Avg. 162 229 204 13 26 1 1 0 4 1 8 68 .127 .171 .141 .313 -13 29 4 3 14
CIN (6 yrs) 111 163 144 10 14 0 1 0 2 1 7 50 .097 .150 .111 .261 -28 16 2 2 10
BRO (2 yrs) 18 27 25 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .240 .269 .240 .509 38 6 0 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 29 40 36 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 .167 .189 .194 .384 11 7 2 1 3
NYY (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 158 230 205 13 26 1 1 0 4 1 8 68 .127 .171 .141 .313 -13 29 4 3 14
AL (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1934 26 CIN NL 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1935 27 CIN NL 3 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .450 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1936 28 CIN NL 6 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1937 ★ 29 CIN NL 51 74 -12 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 1 AS,MVP-19
1938 30 CIN NL 14 16 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1939 31 CIN NL 33 54 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1940 32 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $7,500 /1
1940 32 BRO NL 14 24 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1941 33 BRO NL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1941 33 PHI NL 29 40 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 163 230 -34 0 0 0 25 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .495 .499 -0.9 -0.0 -8 $7,500
CIN (6 yrs) 111 163 -27 0 0 0 18 -9 -1.0 0 -9 -1.0 .492 .498 -1.0 -0.0 -9
BRO (2 yrs) 18 27 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 1
PHI (1 yr) 29 40 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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
1939 31 CIN NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1934 CIN NL 26 P 4 1 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.25 .960 2.31 2.25
1935 CIN NL 27 P 3 3 1 21.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.33 .959 2.31 2.27
1936 CIN NL 28 P 6 4 0 24.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.22 1.00 .950 2.33 2.32
1937 CIN NL 29 P 50 30 14 223.2 40 5 34 1 1 .975 1.57 0.78 .958 2.39 2.36 AS,MVP-19
1938 CIN NL 30 P 14 7 0 51.0 15 2 11 2 0 .867 2.29 0.93 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 CIN NL 31 P 33 21 3 153.2 27 2 24 1 3 .963 1.52 0.79 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 TOT MLB 32 P 19 10 3 78.1 16 3 11 2 1 .875 1.61 0.74 .962 2.22 2.16 3 2 40% 0
1940 NYY AL 32 P 5 0 0 4.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.20 .960 2.12 2.00
1940 BRO NL 32 P 14 10 3 73.2 15 3 10 2 1 .867 1.59 0.93 .962 2.22 2.22 3 2 40% 0
1941 TOT NL 33 P 33 19 2 142.2 29 1 26 2 0 .931 1.70 0.82 .965 2.23 2.21 3 1 25% 0
1941 BRO NL 33 P 4 1 0 11.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.50 .965 2.22 2.20 1 1 50% 0
1941 PHI NL 33 P 29 18 2 131.1 27 1 24 2 0 .926 1.71 0.86 .965 2.23 2.21 2 0 0% 0
8 Seasons P 162 95 23 701.2 141 16 117 8 5 .943 1.71 0.82 .961 2.28 2.25 6 3 33% 0
8 Seasons TOT 162 95 23 701.2 141 16 117 8 5 .943 1.71 0.82 .961 2.28 2.25 6 3 33% 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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 NL (19, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1937 NL  4.3 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 NL  7.766 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 NL  5.996 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1937 NL  50 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1937 NL  6 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 NL  149 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1937 NL  30 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 NL  93 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 NL  0.282 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1937 NL  17 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1937 NL  8 (2nd)
1941 NL  8 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1937 NL  16 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1937 NL  3.42 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1937 NL  15 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1937 NL  1.5 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1937 NL  50 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (857), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 12 (1388), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1129th), 5.7 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/6.2 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
1940 32 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,500
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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