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Steve Gromek

Stephen Joseph Gromek

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

Born: January 15, 1920 in Hamtramck, MI
High School: St. Ladislaus HS (Hamtramck, MI)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1941 (Age 21.215)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Tigers 1941-1957

Final Game: July 25, 1957 (Age 37.191)
Died: March 12, 2002 in Clinton Twp; Macomb County, MI
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #521. Jim Devlin… #522. Danny MacFayden… #523. Jim Tobin… #524. STEVE GROMEK… #525. Jim Clancy… #526. Tully Sparks… #527. Herb Score… 

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
1941 21 CLE AL 1 1 .500 4.24 9 2 5 1 0 2 23.1 25 12 11 0 11 19 0 0 0 106 94 2.45 1.543 9.6 0.0 4.2 7.3 1.73
1942 22 CLE AL 2 0 1.000 3.65 14 0 6 0 0 0 44.1 46 24 18 2 23 14 0 0 1 197 95 3.93 1.556 9.3 0.4 4.7 2.8 0.61
1943 23 CLE AL 0 0 9.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 6 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 17 39 0.41 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0
1944 24 CLE AL 10 9 .526 2.56 35 21 8 12 2 1 203.2 160 74 58 5 70 115 3 0 2 820 129 2.80 1.129 7.1 0.2 3.1 5.1 1.64
1945 25 CLE AL 19 9 .679 2.55 33 30 2 21 3 1 251.0 229 80 71 6 66 101 4 1 0 1026 127 2.88 1.175 8.2 0.2 2.4 3.6 1.53
1946 26 CLE AL 5 15 .250 4.33 29 21 6 5 2 4 153.2 159 79 74 20 47 75 3 0 0 661 76 4.08 1.341 9.3 1.2 2.8 4.4 1.60
1947 27 CLE AL 3 5 .375 3.74 29 7 15 0 0 4 84.1 77 43 35 8 36 39 1 0 1 367 94 4.12 1.340 8.2 0.9 3.8 4.2 1.08
1948 28 CLE AL 9 3 .750 2.84 38 9 10 4 1 2 130.0 109 52 41 10 51 50 6 0 3 546 144 4.20 1.231 7.5 0.7 3.5 3.5 0.98
1949 29 CLE AL 4 6 .400 3.33 27 12 5 3 0 0 92.0 86 41 34 8 40 22 2 0 2 390 120 4.53 1.370 8.4 0.8 3.9 2.2 0.55
1950 30 CLE AL 10 7 .588 3.65 31 13 11 4 1 0 113.1 94 50 46 10 36 43 3 1 2 464 118 4.00 1.147 7.5 0.8 2.9 3.4 1.19
1951 31 CLE AL 7 4 .636 2.77 27 8 8 4 0 1 107.1 98 41 33 6 29 40 4 0 1 450 138 3.38 1.183 8.2 0.5 2.4 3.4 1.38
1952 32 CLE AL 7 7 .500 3.67 29 13 5 3 1 1 122.2 109 55 50 14 28 65 2 0 3 505 91 3.55 1.117 8.0 1.0 2.1 4.8 2.32
1953 33 TOT AL 7 9 .438 4.41 24 18 3 6 1 1 136.2 149 74 67 17 39 67 9 0 0 594 91 4.28 1.376 9.8 1.1 2.6 4.4 1.72
1953 33 CLE AL 1 1 .500 3.27 5 1 2 0 0 0 11.0 11 4 4 0 3 8 1 0 0 46 118 2.23 1.273 9.0 0.0 2.5 6.5 2.67
1953 33 DET AL 6 8 .429 4.51 19 17 1 6 1 1 125.2 138 70 63 17 36 59 8 0 0 548 90 4.46 1.385 9.9 1.2 2.6 4.2 1.64
1954 34 DET AL 18 16 .529 2.74 36 32 4 17 4 1 252.2 236 85 77 26 57 102 12 0 1 1049 136 3.75 1.160 8.4 0.9 2.0 3.6 1.79 MVP-26
1955 35 DET AL 13 10 .565 3.98 28 25 1 8 2 0 181.0 183 89 80 26 37 5 73 9 1 1 760 98 4.19 1.215 9.1 1.3 1.8 3.6 1.97
1956 36 DET AL 8 6 .571 4.28 40 13 12 4 0 4 141.0 142 74 67 25 47 7 64 9 0 0 611 98 4.96 1.340 9.1 1.6 3.0 4.1 1.36
1957 37 DET AL 0 1 .000 6.08 15 1 6 0 0 1 23.2 32 16 16 3 13 3 11 1 0 1 113 65 4.95 1.901 12.2 1.1 4.9 4.2 0.85
17 Yrs 123 108 .532 3.41 447 225 110 92 17 23 2064.2 1940 893 782 186 630 15 904 68 3 18 8676 108 3.79 1.245 8.5 0.8 2.7 3.9 1.43
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .532 3.41 45 23 11 9 2 2 209 196 90 79 19 64 91 7 0 2 878 108 3.79 1.245 8.5 0.8 2.7 3.9 1.43
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
CLE (13 yrs) 78 67 .538 3.22 309 137 86 57 10 16 1340.2 1209 559 479 89 440 595 29 2 15 5595 111 3.54 1.230 8.1 0.6 3.0 4.0 1.35
DET (5 yrs) 45 41 .523 3.77 138 88 24 35 7 7 724.0 731 334 303 97 190 15 309 39 1 3 3081 104 4.26 1.272 9.1 1.2 2.4 3.8 1.63
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
1941 21 CLE AL 23.1 9 2 12 4.63 4.72 0.01 0.00 95.3 4.48 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .494 .500
1942 22 CLE AL 44.1 14 0 24 4.87 4.49 0.20 0.00 97.3 4.17 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .472 .498
1943 23 CLE AL 4.0 3 0 4 9.00 3.99 0.21 0.00 99.2 3.75 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .415 .498
1944 24 CLE AL 203.2 35 21 74 3.27 4.05 0.08 0.00 96.4 3.83 12 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.9 27 .540 .509
1945 25 CLE AL 251.0 33 30 80 2.87 3.98 -0.11 0.00 95.9 3.92 30 3.7 1.0 -0.2 5.5 46 .613 .523
1946 26 CLE AL 153.2 29 21 79 4.63 4.19 -0.01 0.00 95.6 4.01 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .460 .493
1947 27 CLE AL 84.1 29 7 43 4.59 4.19 0.43 0.00 96.4 3.63 -9 -0.9 1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .468 .494
1948 28 CLE AL 130.0 38 9 52 3.60 4.89 0.52 0.00 95.6 4.18 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.8 19 .522 .505
1949 29 CLE AL 92.0 27 12 41 4.01 4.62 0.42 0.00 95.8 4.03 0 0.0 .6 -0.1 0.7 8 .501 .500
1950 30 CLE AL 113.1 31 13 50 3.97 4.73 0.16 0.00 97.0 4.44 5 0.5 1.2 -0.1 1.4 17 .517 .503
1951 31 CLE AL 107.0 27 8 41 3.45 4.53 0.07 0.00 94.2 4.21 8 0.9 1.3 -0.1 1.7 18 .532 .505
1952 32 CLE AL 122.2 29 13 55 4.04 4.22 0.01 0.00 91.8 3.87 -3 -0.3 .4 -0.1 0.6 7 .490 .498
1953 33 CLE AL 11.0 5 1 4 3.27 4.57 0.21 0.00 90.5 3.95 1 0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .516 .500
1953 33 DET AL 125.2 19 17 70 5.01 4.34 -0.67 0.00 105.1 5.26 2 0.3 2.7 -0.0 1.3 14 .514 .502
1954 34 DET AL 252.2 36 32 85 3.03 4.16 0.09 0.00 101.2 4.12 31 3.7 3.0 -0.0 5.7 50 .601 .523 MVP-26
1955 35 DET AL 180.2 28 25 89 4.43 4.40 -0.01 0.00 97.9 4.31 -4 -0.4 .6 -0.1 0.9 13 .484 .497 $18,000
1956 36 DET AL 141.0 40 13 74 4.72 4.63 -0.06 0.00 98.0 4.59 -3 -0.3 .8 -0.1 0.7 10 .492 .498
1957 37 DET AL 23.2 15 1 16 6.08 4.25 0.21 0.00 103.0 4.17 -5 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .465 .497
17 Seasons 2064.0 447 225 893 3.89 4.33 0.05 0.00 97.2 4.17 58 7.0 1.0 -1.6 22.5 225 .516 .504 $18,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CLE (13 yrs) 1340.1 309 137 559 3.75 4.32 0.12 0.00 95.5 4.01 36 4.3 1.0 -1.1 14.3 142 .514 .503
DET (5 yrs) 723.2 138 88 334 4.15 4.34 -0.09 0.00 100.5 4.46 21 2.6 1.2 -0.5 8.2 84 .519 .505 $18,000

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
1948 ❍ 28 CLE AL WS W BSN 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 0.889 7.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.00
1 WS 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 0.889 7.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.00

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
1941 21 CLE AL 9 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -10 1 2 0 0 /1
1942 22 CLE AL 14 17 15 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 .333 .412 .533 .945 172 8 0 0 0 1
1943 23 CLE AL 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 503 2 0 0 0 /1
1944 24 CLE AL 44 84 73 11 19 1 1 0 7 1 0 6 13 .260 .316 .301 .618 80 22 1 0 5 1
1945 25 CLE AL 37 104 91 8 21 2 0 0 10 0 0 10 17 .231 .307 .253 .560 67 23 2 0 3 1
1946 26 CLE AL 37 58 56 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 14 .196 .224 .196 .421 22 11 2 0 0 1
1947 27 CLE AL 30 22 22 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .318 .318 .364 .682 92 8 1 0 0 1
1948 28 CLE AL 38 45 41 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .146 .205 .171 .375 2 7 0 0 1 1
1949 29 CLE AL 27 28 24 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .167 .231 .208 .439 18 5 0 0 2 1
1950 30 CLE AL 31 41 38 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .158 .179 .158 .337 -12 6 0 0 2 1
1951 31 CLE AL 27 33 27 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 .296 .406 .333 .740 107 9 1 0 1 1
1952 32 CLE AL 30 38 30 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 10 .100 .229 .100 .329 -4 3 3 0 3 1
1953 33 TOT AL 24 50 43 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 .070 .070 .070 .140 -62 3 0 0 6 1
1953 33 CLE AL 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1953 33 DET AL 19 47 41 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .073 .073 .073 .146 -60 3 0 0 5 1
1954 34 DET AL 36 98 79 6 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 21 .190 .273 .190 .463 29 15 0 1 10 0 1 MVP-26
1955 35 DET AL 28 74 54 10 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 16 12 .167 .357 .185 .542 51 10 0 0 4 0 0 1
1956 36 DET AL 40 41 27 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 10 .148 .395 .148 .543 49 4 1 0 3 0 0 1
1957 37 DET AL 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 Yrs 470 743 630 58 124 9 2 0 40 2 0 71 146 .197 .279 .217 .497 40 137 13 1 40 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 256 217 20 43 3 1 0 14 1 0 24 50 .197 .279 .217 .497 40 47 4 0 14
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
CLE (13 yrs) 332 481 427 39 93 8 2 0 29 2 0 36 91 .218 .279 .246 .525 49 105 12 0 18
DET (5 yrs) 138 262 203 19 31 1 0 0 11 0 0 35 55 .153 .280 .158 .438 22 32 1 1 22 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
1941 21 CLE AL 9 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1942 22 CLE AL 14 17 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .523 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1943 23 CLE AL 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .539 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1944 24 CLE AL 44 84 -2 0 0 0 8 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .515 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1
1945 25 CLE AL 37 104 -4 0 0 0 9 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .517 .504 0.6 -0.0 6 1
1946 26 CLE AL 37 58 -5 0 0 0 6 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1947 27 CLE AL 30 22 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1948 28 CLE AL 38 45 -6 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1949 29 CLE AL 27 28 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1950 30 CLE AL 31 41 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1951 31 CLE AL 27 33 0 -1 -0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1952 32 CLE AL 30 38 -4 0 -1 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1953 33 CLE AL 5 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .489 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1953 33 DET AL 19 47 -11 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .471 .497 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1954 34 DET AL 36 98 -9 0 1 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 1 MVP-26
1955 35 DET AL 28 74 -3 1 1 0 7 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .522 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $18,000 1
1956 36 DET AL 40 41 -2 -0 -0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1957 37 DET AL 15 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
17 Seasons 470 743 -55 0 2 0 76 24 2.6 0 24 2.6 .505 .501 2.5 0.0 24 $18,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CLE (13 yrs) 332 481 -31 -1 0 0 48 17 1.9 0 17 1.9 .506 .501 1.9 -0.0 17
DET (5 yrs) 138 262 -24 1 1 0 28 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .505 .501 0.6 0.0 7 $18,000

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
1948 ❍ 28 CLE AL WS BSN W 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .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
1941 CLE AL 21 P 9 2 1 23.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.11 1 0 0% 0
1942 CLE AL 22 P 14 0 0 44.1 10 2 6 2 1 .800 1.62 0.57 .957 2.31 2.30 3 1 25% 0
1943 CLE AL 23 P 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1944 CLE AL 24 P 35 21 12 203.2 34 10 22 2 3 .941 1.41 0.91 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1945 CLE AL 25 P 33 30 21 251.0 48 15 31 2 1 .958 1.65 1.39 .955 2.24 2.23 5 2 29% 1
1946 CLE AL 26 P 29 21 5 153.2 32 10 21 1 2 .969 1.82 1.07 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 27 P 29 7 0 84.1 16 2 13 1 0 .938 1.60 0.52 .955 1.92 1.90 0 4 100% 50% 0
1948 CLE AL 28 P 38 9 4 130.0 27 8 17 2 3 .926 1.73 0.66 .963 2.02 1.99 2 2 50% 48% 0
1949 CLE AL 29 P 27 12 3 92.0 27 8 18 1 0 .963 2.54 0.96 .962 2.12 2.09 1 4 80% 46% 0
1950 CLE AL 30 P 31 13 4 113.1 25 11 14 0 3 1.000 1.99 0.81 .950 2.03 1.99 1 1 50% 0
1951 CLE AL 31 P 27 8 4 107.1 31 13 18 0 3 1.000 2.60 1.15 .953 2.07 2.06 7 2 22% 45% 1
1952 CLE AL 32 P 29 13 3 122.2 16 7 9 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.55 .966 2.10 2.10 2 1 33% 46% 0
1953 TOT AL 33 P 24 18 6 136.2 23 10 13 0 1 1.000 1.51 0.96 .957 1.95 1.93 5 3 38% 51% 1
1953 CLE AL 33 P 5 1 0 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.82 0.20 .960 1.96 1.92 0 1 100% 51% 0
1953 DET AL 33 P 19 17 6 125.2 22 9 13 0 1 1.000 1.58 1.16 .957 1.95 1.93 5 2 29% 51% 1
1954 DET AL 34 P 36 32 17 252.2 43 16 26 1 1 .977 1.50 1.17 .959 2.01 1.99 8 8 50% 48% 0 MVP-26
1955 DET AL 35 P 28 25 8 181.0 35 12 22 1 2 .971 1.69 1.21 .956 1.99 1.97 5 4 44% 47% 0
1956 DET AL 36 P 40 13 4 141.0 17 1 16 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.43 .950 1.92 1.91 2 3 60% 44% 0
1957 DET AL 37 P 15 1 0 23.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.14 0.20 .963 1.98 2.00 0 1 100% 47% 0
17 Seasons P 447 225 92 2064.2 387 126 248 13 20 .966 1.63 0.84 .957 2.05 2.03 42 37 47% 38% 3
17 Seasons TOT 447 225 92 2064.2 387 126 248 13 20 .966 1.63 0.84 .957 2.05 2.03 42 37 47% 38% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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
1964 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

All-Star Games
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1954 AL (26, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1945 AL  6.2 (5th)
1954 AL  6.1 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1945 AL  5.5 (4th)
1954 AL  5.7 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1944 AL  2.56 (6th)
1945 AL  2.55 (7th)
1954 AL  2.74 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  19 (4th)
1954 AL  18 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1945 AL  .679 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1944 AL  1.129 (3rd)
1945 AL  1.175 (6th)
1954 AL  1.160 (5th)
1955 AL  1.215 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  7.070 (1st)
1945 AL  8.211 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 AL  2.367 (5th)
1954 AL  2.030 (2nd)
1955 AL  1.840 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  5.082 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1946 AL  4 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1945 AL  251.0 (5th)
1954 AL  252.7 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1944 AL  115 (6th)
1945 AL  101 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1945 AL  30 (6th)
1954 AL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1945 AL  21 (3rd)
1954 AL  17 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 AL  3 (9th)
1954 AL  4 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1946 AL  20 (2nd)
1953 AL  17 (10th)
1954 AL  26 (1st)
1955 AL  26 (1st)
1956 AL  25 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1945 AL  229 (7th)
1954 AL  236 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1944 AL  1.643 (8th)
1945 AL  1.530 (6th)
1954 AL  1.789 (5th)
1955 AL  1.973 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  0.221 (10th)
1945 AL  0.215 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1946 AL  15 (4th)
1954 AL  16 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 AL  4 (10th)
1948 AL  6 (4th)
1953 AL  9 (3rd)
1954 AL  12 (1st)
1955 AL  9 (2nd)
1956 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  68 (223rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1945 AL  1,026 (7th)
1954 AL  1,049 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1944 AL  129 (8th)
1945 AL  127 (8th)
1954 AL  136 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1944 AL  2.80 (6th)
1945 AL  2.88 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1945 AL  21 (5th)
1948 AL  16 (9th)
1954 AL  29 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  2.4 (5th)
1948 AL  1.6 (9th)
1954 AL  3.1 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1948 AL  25.12 (4th)
1950 AL  18.38 (8th)
1954 AL  34.05 (4th)
Career  73.43 (225th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1948 AL  2.3 (5th)
1954 AL  3.2 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1948 AL  1.5 (10th)
1950 AL  1.3 (10th)
1954 AL  2.0 (8th)
Career  7.2 (233rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1948 AL  2.6 (3rd)
1950 AL  1.8 (8th)
1954 AL  3.7 (4th)
Career  7.8 (227th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1954 AL  10 (7th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1945 AL  15 (5th)

             

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 - 4 (475), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 58 (442), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (686), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (460), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (381st), 25.1 career WAR/22.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1955 35 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? 2/16/55 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,000
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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