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Lefty Grove

Robert Moses Grove
last name Groves

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, MD
High School: Central HS (Lonaconing, MD)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1925 (Age 25.039)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox 1925-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 41.206)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1947 (123/161 ballots).
   View Lefty Grove Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 22, 1975 in Norwalk, OH
Buried: Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD
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Standard Pitching

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
1925 25 PHA AL 10 12 .455 4.75 45 18 12 5 0 1 197.0 207 120 104 11 131 116 5 0 9 908 98 4.73 1.716 9.5 0.5 6.0 5.3 0.89
1926 26 PHA AL 13 13 .500 2.51 45 33 9 20 1 6 258.0 227 97 72 6 101 194 6 0 5 1072 165 2.96 1.271 7.9 0.2 3.5 6.8 1.92 MVP-8
1927 27 PHA AL 20 13 .606 3.19 51 28 18 14 1 9 262.1 251 116 93 6 79 174 2 1 5 1106 132 2.92 1.258 8.6 0.2 2.7 6.0 2.20
1928 28 PHA AL 24 8 .750 2.58 39 31 6 24 4 3 261.2 228 93 75 10 64 183 1 0 4 1064 155 2.75 1.116 7.8 0.3 2.2 6.3 2.86
1929 29 PHA AL 20 6 .769 2.81 42 37 5 19 2 4 275.1 278 104 86 8 81 170 3 0 8 1168 149 3.22 1.304 9.1 0.3 2.6 5.6 2.10
1930 30 PHA AL 28 5 .848 2.54 50 32 17 22 2 9 291.0 273 101 82 8 60 209 5 0 2 1191 185 3.09 1.144 8.4 0.2 1.9 6.5 3.48
1931 31 PHA AL 31 4 .886 2.06 41 30 10 27 4 5 288.2 249 84 66 10 62 175 1 0 2 1160 217 3.01 1.077 7.8 0.3 1.9 5.5 2.82 MVP-1
1932 32 PHA AL 25 10 .714 2.84 44 30 13 27 4 7 291.2 269 101 92 13 79 188 1 0 0 1207 160 3.13 1.193 8.3 0.4 2.4 5.8 2.38 MVP-14
1933 ★ 33 PHA AL 24 8 .750 3.20 45 28 16 21 2 6 275.1 280 113 98 12 83 114 4 0 1 1173 134 3.48 1.318 9.2 0.4 2.7 3.7 1.37 AS,MVP-5
1934 34 BOS AL 8 8 .500 6.50 22 12 6 5 0 0 109.1 149 84 79 5 32 43 1 0 1 506 73 3.83 1.655 12.3 0.4 2.6 3.5 1.34
1935 ★ 35 BOS AL 20 12 .625 2.70 35 30 4 23 2 1 273.0 269 105 82 6 65 121 3 0 2 1137 175 3.20 1.223 8.9 0.2 2.1 4.0 1.86 AS,MVP-14
1936 ★ 36 BOS AL 17 12 .586 2.81 35 30 3 22 6 2 253.1 237 90 79 14 65 130 4 0 0 1049 189 3.77 1.192 8.4 0.5 2.3 4.6 2.00 AS,MVP-15
1937 ★ 37 BOS AL 17 9 .654 3.02 32 32 0 21 3 0 262.0 269 101 88 9 83 153 1 0 5 1127 159 3.28 1.344 9.2 0.3 2.9 5.3 1.84 AS
1938 ★ 38 BOS AL 14 4 .778 3.08 24 21 3 12 1 1 163.2 169 65 56 8 52 99 1 0 3 706 160 3.32 1.350 9.3 0.4 2.9 5.4 1.90 AS,MVP-21
1939 ★ 39 BOS AL 15 4 .789 2.54 23 23 0 17 2 0 191.0 180 63 54 8 58 81 1 0 0 798 185 3.60 1.246 8.5 0.4 2.7 3.8 1.40 AS,MVP-15
1940 40 BOS AL 7 6 .538 3.99 22 21 1 9 1 0 153.1 159 73 68 20 50 62 1 0 1 652 112 4.72 1.363 9.3 1.2 2.9 3.6 1.24
1941 41 BOS AL 7 7 .500 4.37 21 21 0 10 0 0 134.0 155 84 65 8 42 54 2 0 3 598 95 3.62 1.470 10.4 0.5 2.8 3.6 1.29
17 Yrs 300 141 .680 3.06 616 457 123 298 35 54 3940.2 3849 1594 1339 162 1187 2266 42 1 51 16622 148 3.36 1.278 8.8 0.4 2.7 5.2 1.91
162 Game Avg. 19 9 .680 3.06 39 29 8 19 2 3 250 244 101 85 10 75 144 3 0 3 1053 148 3.36 1.278 8.8 0.4 2.7 5.2 1.91
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
PHA (9 yrs) 195 79 .712 2.88 402 267 106 179 20 50 2401.0 2262 929 768 84 740 1523 28 1 36 10049 151 3.21 1.250 8.5 0.3 2.8 5.7 2.06
BOS (8 yrs) 105 62 .629 3.34 214 190 17 119 15 4 1539.2 1587 665 571 78 447 743 14 0 15 6573 143 3.60 1.321 9.3 0.5 2.6 4.3 1.66
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
1925 25 PHA AL 197.0 45 18 120 5.48 5.35 0.06 0.00 105.6 5.59 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.1 26 .503 .501 $6,500
1926 26 PHA AL 257.0 45 33 97 3.40 4.86 0.05 0.00 104.8 5.04 46 4.9 1.0 -0.1 7.4 75 .609 .530 $6,500 MVP-8
1927 27 PHA AL 262.1 51 28 116 3.98 4.87 0.00 0.00 102.1 4.97 28 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.4 59 .555 .517 $8,000
1928 28 PHA AL 261.2 39 31 93 3.20 4.76 0.07 0.00 98.6 4.62 41 4.3 1.0 -0.1 6.9 70 .611 .527 $9,000
1929 29 PHA AL 275.0 42 37 104 3.40 4.85 0.07 0.00 100.6 4.81 43 4.4 1.0 -0.1 7.1 75 .604 .527 $12,000
1930 30 PHA AL 291.0 50 32 101 3.12 5.22 0.08 0.00 101.9 5.24 67 6.6 1.0 -0.2 9.5 105 .631 .541 $12,000
1931 31 PHA AL 288.2 41 30 84 2.62 5.01 0.33 0.00 103.8 4.86 70 7.3 1.0 -0.1 10.1 106 .677 .545 $20,000 MVP-1
1932 32 PHA AL 291.2 44 30 101 3.12 5.11 0.17 0.00 101.6 5.02 61 6.2 1.0 -0.1 9.0 97 .641 .538 $20,000 MVP-14
1933 ★ 33 PHA AL 275.1 45 28 113 3.69 4.88 -0.38 0.00 101.9 5.36 49 5.0 1.0 -0.1 7.7 83 .611 .531 $20,000 AS,MVP-5
1934 34 BOS AL 109.1 22 12 84 6.91 5.15 -0.22 0.00 105.3 5.66 -16 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .436 .491 $45,000
1935 ★ 35 BOS AL 273.0 35 30 105 3.46 5.28 -0.06 0.00 105.4 5.63 66 6.9 1.0 -0.2 9.5 98 .698 .543 $10,000 AS,MVP-14
1936 ★ 36 BOS AL 253.1 35 30 90 3.20 6.14 -0.02 0.00 104.5 6.44 89 8.7 1.0 -0.2 11.1 123 .749 .554 $17,500 AS,MVP-15
1937 ★ 37 BOS AL 262.0 32 32 101 3.47 5.51 -0.25 0.00 102.0 5.88 70 7.2 -0.2 9.6 101 .726 .545 $19,000 AS
1938 ★ 38 BOS AL 163.2 24 21 65 3.57 5.47 0.01 0.00 104.2 5.69 37 3.6 1.0 -0.1 5.1 58 .650 .522 $15,000 AS,MVP-21
1939 ★ 39 BOS AL 191.0 23 23 63 2.97 5.33 -0.11 0.00 100.2 5.45 51 5.3 -0.1 7.0 75 .730 .533 $5,000 AS,MVP-15
1940 40 BOS AL 153.1 22 21 73 4.28 4.95 -0.20 0.00 101.1 5.21 15 1.5 1.0 -0.1 2.8 32 .567 .509 $15,000
1941 41 BOS AL 134.0 21 21 84 5.64 4.57 -0.13 0.00 103.1 4.84 -13 -1.2 -0.1 -0.0 1 .442 .493 $10,000
17 Seasons 3939.1 616 457 1594 3.64 5.14 -0.01 0.00 102.6 5.29 704 72.2 1.0 -2.1 109.9 1184 .617 .528 $250,500
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
PHA (9 yrs) 2399.2 402 267 929 3.48 4.99 0.05 0.00 102.2 5.04 405 41.5 1.0 -1.2 65.2 697 .603 .528 $114,000
BOS (8 yrs) 1539.2 214 190 665 3.89 5.38 -0.12 0.00 103.3 5.68 299 30.6 1.0 -1.0 44.7 486 .643 .528 $136,500

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
1929 ❍ 29 PHA AL WS W CHC 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 6.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 22 0.632 4.3 0.0 1.4 14.2 10.00
1930 ❍ 30 PHA AL WS W STL 2 1 .667 1.42 3 2 1 2 0 0 19.0 15 5 3 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 76 0.947 7.1 0.0 1.4 4.7 3.33
1931 31 PHA AL WS L STL 2 1 .667 2.42 3 3 0 2 0 0 26.0 28 7 7 0 2 0 16 0 0 0 107 1.154 9.7 0.0 0.7 5.5 8.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 4 2 .667 1.75 8 5 3 4 0 1 51.1 46 12 10 0 6 0 36 0 0 0 205 1.013 8.1 0.0 1.1 6.3 6.00
3 WS 4 2 .667 1.75 8 5 3 4 0 1 51.1 46 12 10 0 6 0 36 0 0 0 205 1.013 8.1 0.0 1.1 6.3 6.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1933 PHA AL 33 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1935 BOS AL 35
1936 BOS AL 36 1 0 1 .000 6.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 13 1.667 9.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
1937 BOS AL 37
1938 BOS AL 38 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 13.5
1939 BOS AL 39
6 Yrs (3 GP) 1 0 1 .000 2.25 2 0 0 1 8.0 10 4 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 35 1.500 11.3 0.0 2.3 9.0 4.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1940 40 BOS AL 572 22 652 590 73 159 11 5 20 1 0 50 62 .269 .328 .407 .734 .274 240 0 1 11 0 1
1941 41 BOS AL 245 21 600 543 84 155 28 5 8 6 8 42 54 .285 .339 .400 .739 .306 217 4 2 13 0 12
2 Yrs 817 43 1252 1133 157 314 39 10 28 7 8 92 116 .277 .333 .403 .736 .289 457 4 3 24 0 13
162 Game Avg. 654 34 1002 906 126 251 31 8 22 6 6 74 93 .277 .333 .403 .736 .289 366 3 2 19 0 10
MLB Averages .279 .343 .351 .694 .296

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1940 40 BOS AL 10.4 1.0 81 -0.4 1.3 -1.6 .92 -0.5 0.1 -4.0 -0.4 0.90 -5.7 0 0 0
1941 41 BOS AL -6.9 -0.7 384 -1.5 5.9 -7.4 1.00 -1.2 -0.3 -13.9 -1.3 0.98 -12.8 0 0 0
17 Yrs 618.1 61.7 465 -1.9 7.1 -9.0 .99 -1.7 -0.2 -17.9 -1.7 0.96 -18.5 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1925 25 PHA AL 45 18 6 8 4 4 2 7 10 .412 0 0 5 0 4 22% 43.2 87 20 11 6 5.0 7.0
1926 26 PHA AL 45 33 12 12 9 0 8 16 17 .485 0 0 20 1 20 61% 59.0 86 27 21 3 4.8 6.9
1927 27 PHA AL 51 28 17 8 3 6 5 20 8 .714 0 0 14 1 18 64% 56.2 87 31 17 8 5.8 7.7
1928 28 PHA AL 39 31 23 8 0 2 0 23 8 .742 0 0 24 4 21 68% 62.6 93 26 10 11 5.4 8.1
1929 29 PHA AL 42 37 20 6 11 4 3 28 8 .778 0 0 19 2 20 54% 55.8 93 16 24 6 6.9 7.3
1930 30 PHA AL 50 32 23 3 6 6 2 26 6 .813 0 0 22 2 20 63% 59.8 84 19 27 3 7.1 7.8
1931 31 PHA AL 41 30 27 3 0 4 2 27 3 .900 0 0 27 4 25 83% 64.9 88 25 20 7 5.7 8.7
1932 32 PHA AL 44 30 22 8 0 5 3 22 8 .733 0 0 27 4 20 67% 61.0 88 27 25 3 6.4 8.6
1933 33 PHA AL 45 28 18 6 4 5 0 20 8 .714 0 0 21 2 13 46% 52.0 78 22 13 5 5.6 8.3
1934 34 BOS AL 22 12 5 6 1 2 1 5 7 .417 0 0 5 0 4 33% 37.8 73 6 6 2 5.0 6.4
1935 35 BOS AL 35 30 18 11 1 6 8 18 12 .600 0 0 23 2 20 67% 57.4 77 31 16 8 4.1 8.7
1936 36 BOS AL 35 30 17 10 3 1 2 17 13 .567 0 0 22 6 19 63% 58.2 86 20 17 7 4.8 7.9
1937 37 BOS AL 32 32 17 9 6 5 2 19 12 .613 0 0 21 3 19 59% 56.5 84 28 15 9 5.0 8.2
1938 38 BOS AL 24 21 14 4 3 4 0 16 5 .762 0 0 12 1 13 62% 54.6 76 20 9 5 6.2 7.5
1939 39 BOS AL 23 23 15 4 4 4 2 17 6 .739 0 0 17 2 17 74% 58.6 86 36 0 23 5.1 8.3
1940 40 BOS AL 22 21 7 6 8 3 2 12 9 .571 0 1 9 1 8 38% 50.5 87 26 3 0 2 19 4.7 6.3 7.2
1941 41 BOS AL 21 21 7 7 7 2 2 11 10 .524 1 1 10 0 8 38% 46.9 67 20 9 5 2 18 6.0 7.9 6.4
17 Yrs 616 457 268 119 70 63 44 304 150 .670 1 2 298 35 269 59% 56 93 6 12 5 235 143 5.5 7.7 7.8
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 132 -35 4.9 5.0 6.9
G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1925 25 PHA AL 45 27 12 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 21 3 6 8.0
1926 26 PHA AL 45 12 9 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 10 1 1 7.1
1927 27 PHA AL 51 23 18 3 5 0 9 0 0 0 15 2 7 6.1
1928 28 PHA AL 39 8 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 3.5
1929 29 PHA AL 42 5 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 4.0
1930 30 PHA AL 50 18 17 5 2 0 9 0 0 0 11 3 5 6.7
1931 31 PHA AL 41 11 10 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 8 2 2 7.7
1932 32 PHA AL 44 14 13 3 2 0 7 0 0 0 9 1 2 7.2
1933 33 PHA AL 45 17 16 6 2 0 6 0 0 0 13 1 5 7.8
1934 34 BOS AL 22 10 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 9.7
1935 35 BOS AL 35 5 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 7.2
1936 36 BOS AL 35 5 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 9.6
1938 38 BOS AL 24 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6.0
1940 40 BOS AL 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .915 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.0
14 Yrs 540 159 123 32 22 0 55 0 0 0 .915 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 18 0 30 7.1

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1925 25 PHA AL 903 1.2% 12.9% 14.5% 1.9% 8% 68%
1926 26 PHA AL 1079 0.6% 18.0% 9.4% 3.2% 15% 69%
1927 27 PHA AL 1108 0.5% 15.7% 7.1% 2.8% 12% 74%
1928 28 PHA AL 1059 0.9% 17.3% 6.0% 3.7% 17% 75%
1929 29 PHA AL 1167 0.7% 14.6% 6.9% 2.1% 9% 76%
1930 30 PHA AL 1192 0.7% 17.5% 5.0% 3.8% 17% 75%
1931 31 PHA AL 1159 0.9% 15.1% 5.4% 4.1% 19% 78%
1932 32 PHA AL 1205 1.1% 15.6% 6.6% 5.6% 25% 76%
1933 33 PHA AL 1172 1.0% 9.7% 7.1% 4.1% 17% 81%
1934 34 BOS AL 506 1.0% 8.5% 6.3% 3.6% 12% 83%
1935 35 BOS AL 1137 0.5% 10.6% 5.7% 4.6% 19% 81%
1936 36 BOS AL 1048 1.3% 12.4% 6.2% 5.4% 24% 78%
1937 37 BOS AL 1127 0.8% 13.6% 7.4% 3.7% 16% 77%
1938 38 BOS AL 707 1.1% 14.0% 7.4% 3.8% 16% 76%
1939 39 BOS AL 798 1.0% 10.2% 7.3% 4.8% 21% 80%
1940 40 BOS AL 652 31% 3.1% 9.5% 7.7% 5.5% 23% 0.90 78% 18 0 0%
1941 41 BOS AL 600 36% 1.3% 9.0% 7.0% 6.8% 27% 0.75 80% 77 4 5%
17 Yrs 16619 35% 1.0% 13.6% 7.1% 4.0% 17% 0.77 76% 95 4 4%
MLB Averages 53% 1.3% 8.2% 8.3% 3.4% 14% 0.94 80% 9%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1925 25 PHA AL 207 11 9
1926 26 PHA AL 227 6 5
1927 27 PHA AL 251 6 5
1928 28 PHA AL 228 10 4
1929 29 PHA AL 278 8 8
1930 30 PHA AL 273 8 2
1931 31 PHA AL 249 10 2
1932 32 PHA AL 269 13 0
1933 33 PHA AL 280 12 1
1934 34 BOS AL 149 5 1
1935 35 BOS AL 269 6 2
1936 36 BOS AL 237 14 0
1937 37 BOS AL 269 9 5
1938 38 BOS AL 169 8 3
1939 39 BOS AL 180 8 0
1940 40 BOS AL 80 159 20 0 0 5 1 4 2 1 1 0 100% 1 1 0 35 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 572
1941 41 BOS AL 355 155 8 0 3 3 2 4 1 24 17 4 71% 12 3 0 150 6 8 43% 4 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 245
17 Yrs 435 3849 162 0 3 8 3 8 3 25 18 4 72% 13 51 0 185 7 8 47% 5 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 817
MLB Averages 54% 52%
PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1925 25 10 12 .455 4.75 45 18 12 5 0 1 197.0 207 120 104 11 131 116 5 0 9 908 98 1.716 9.5 0.5 6.0 5.3 0.89 98
1926 26 23 25 .479 3.48 90 51 21 25 1 7 455.0 434 217 176 17 232 310 11 0 14 1980 126 1.464 8.6 0.3 4.6 6.1 1.34 126
1927 27 43 38 .531 3.38 141 79 39 39 2 16 717.1 685 333 269 23 311 484 13 1 19 3086 128 1.388 8.6 0.3 3.9 6.1 1.56 128
1928 28 67 46 .593 3.16 180 110 45 63 6 19 979.0 913 426 344 33 375 667 14 1 23 4150 134 1.316 8.4 0.3 3.4 6.1 1.78 134
1929 29 87 52 .626 3.09 222 147 50 82 8 23 1254.1 1191 530 430 41 456 837 17 1 31 5318 137 1.313 8.5 0.3 3.3 6.0 1.84 137
1930 30 115 57 .669 2.98 272 179 67 104 10 32 1545.1 1464 631 512 49 516 1046 22 1 33 6509 145 1.281 8.5 0.3 3.0 6.1 2.03 145
1931 31 146 61 .705 2.84 313 209 77 131 14 37 1834.0 1713 715 578 59 578 1221 23 1 35 7669 153 1.249 8.4 0.3 2.8 6.0 2.11 153
1932 32 171 71 .707 2.84 357 239 90 158 18 44 2125.2 1982 816 670 72 657 1409 24 1 35 8876 154 1.241 8.4 0.3 2.8 6.0 2.14 154
1933 33 195 79 .712 2.88 402 267 106 179 20 50 2401.0 2262 929 768 84 740 1523 28 1 36 10049 151 1.250 8.5 0.3 2.8 5.7 2.06 151
1934 34 203 87 .700 3.04 424 279 112 184 20 50 2510.1 2411 1013 847 89 772 1566 29 1 37 10555 144 1.268 8.6 0.3 2.8 5.6 2.03 144
1935 35 223 99 .693 3.00 459 309 116 207 22 51 2783.1 2680 1118 929 95 837 1687 32 1 39 11692 147 1.264 8.7 0.3 2.7 5.5 2.02 147
1936 36 240 111 .684 2.99 494 339 119 229 28 53 3036.2 2917 1208 1008 109 902 1817 36 1 39 12741 150 1.258 8.6 0.3 2.7 5.4 2.01 150
1937 37 257 120 .682 2.99 526 371 119 250 31 53 3298.2 3186 1309 1096 118 985 1970 37 1 44 13868 151 1.264 8.7 0.3 2.7 5.4 2.00 151
1938 38 271 124 .686 2.99 550 392 122 262 32 54 3462.1 3355 1374 1152 126 1037 2069 38 1 47 14574 151 1.269 8.7 0.3 2.7 5.4 2.00 151
1939 39 286 128 .691 2.97 573 415 122 279 34 54 3653.1 3535 1437 1206 134 1095 2150 39 1 47 15372 153 1.267 8.7 0.3 2.7 5.3 1.96 153
1940 40 293 134 .686 3.01 595 436 123 288 35 54 3806.2 3694 1510 1274 154 1145 2212 40 1 48 16024 151 1.271 8.7 0.4 2.7 5.2 1.93 151
1941 41 300 141 .680 3.06 616 457 123 298 35 54 3940.2 3849 1594 1339 162 1187 2266 42 1 51 16622 148 1.278 8.8 0.4 2.7 5.2 1.91 148

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1925 25 12 11 .522 3.96 207.0 193 101 91 10 122 122 5 1.522 8.4 5.3 5.3 1.00 0.4 45
1926 26 18 12 .600 2.79 271.0 230 93 84 6 102 204 6 1.225 7.6 3.4 6.8 2.00 0.2 45
1927 27 17 13 .567 3.15 274.0 246 107 96 6 77 182 2 1.179 8.1 2.5 6.0 2.36 0.2 51
1928 28 19 12 .613 2.72 275.0 233 92 83 10 65 193 1 1.084 7.6 2.1 6.3 2.97 0.3 39
1929 29 20 12 .625 2.72 291.0 278 98 88 8 81 180 3 1.234 8.6 2.5 5.6 2.22 0.2 42
1930 30 22 12 .647 2.26 306.0 256 86 77 8 56 220 5 1.020 7.5 1.6 6.5 3.93 0.2 50
1931 31 24 10 .706 2.00 302.0 238 74 67 10 59 183 1 0.983 7.1 1.8 5.5 3.10 0.3 41
1932 32 22 12 .647 2.35 307.0 257 89 80 12 75 198 1 1.081 7.5 2.2 5.8 2.64 0.4 44
1933 33 19 14 .576 2.95 293.0 281 107 96 12 83 121 4 1.242 8.6 2.5 3.7 1.46 0.4 45
1934 34 6 7 .462 5.09 115.0 140 72 65 5 30 45 1 1.478 11.0 2.3 3.5 1.50 0.4 22
1935 35 21 11 .656 2.55 289.0 256 91 82 6 62 128 3 1.100 8.0 1.9 4.0 2.06 0.2 35
1936 36 20 9 .690 2.14 265.0 211 70 63 12 58 136 4 1.015 7.2 2.0 4.6 2.34 0.4 35
1937 37 20 10 .667 2.51 272.0 249 85 76 8 77 159 1 1.199 8.2 2.5 5.3 2.06 0.3 32
1938 38 12 7 .632 2.60 173.0 158 55 50 7 49 105 1 1.197 8.2 2.5 5.5 2.14 0.4 24
1939 39 16 6 .727 2.24 201.0 172 55 50 8 55 85 1 1.129 7.7 2.5 3.8 1.55 0.4 23
1940 40 10 8 .556 3.32 160.0 156 66 59 20 49 65 1 1.281 8.8 2.8 3.7 1.33 1.1 22
1941 41 7 8 .467 4.79 139.0 155 82 74 8 42 56 2 1.417 10.0 2.7 3.6 1.33 0.5 21
17 Yrs 285 174 .621 2.78 4140.0 3709 1423 1281 156 1142 2382 42 1.172 8.1 5.2 2.09 0.3 616
W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 5.3%)
1945 BBWAA (11.3%)
1946 Final Ballot (23.2%)
1946 Nominating Vote (35.1%)
1947 BBWAA (76.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1947 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 AL (8, 19%)
1931 AL (1, 98%)
1932 AL (14, 10%)
1933 AL (5, 44%)
1935 AL (14, 10%)
1936 AL (15, 6%)
1938 AL (21, 2%)
1939 AL (15, 5%)
1 MVP
1.94 Career Shares (96th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 AL  6.5 (5th)
1928 AL  7.0 (6th)
1929 AL  7.2 (7th)
1930 AL  9.4 (3rd)
1931 AL  9.7 (2nd)
1932 AL  8.8 (2nd)
1933 AL  6.7 (6th)
1935 AL  8.8 (2nd)
1936 AL  10.5 (1st)
1937 AL  9.2 (1st)
1939 AL  6.8 (5th)
Career  103.6 (27th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1926 AL  7.4 (2nd)
1927 AL  5.4 (5th)
1928 AL  6.9 (1st)
1929 AL  7.1 (2nd)
1930 AL  9.5 (1st)
1931 AL  10.1 (1st)
1932 AL  9.0 (1st)
1933 AL  7.7 (1st)
1935 AL  9.5 (1st)
1936 AL  11.1 (1st)
1937 AL  9.6 (1st)
1938 AL  5.1 (5th)
1939 AL  7.0 (3rd)
Career  109.9 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1926 AL  2.51 (1st)
1927 AL  3.19 (9th)
1928 AL  2.58 (3rd)
1929 AL  2.81 (1st)
1930 AL  2.54 (1st)
1931 AL  2.06 (1st)
1932 AL  2.84 (1st)
1933 AL  3.20 (4th)
1935 AL  2.70 (1st)
1936 AL  2.81 (1st)
1937 AL  3.02 (5th)
1938 AL  3.08 (1st)
1939 AL  2.54 (1st)
Career  3.06 (182nd)

Wins s c a p y
1927 AL  20 (3rd)
1928 AL  24 (1st)
1929 AL  20 (3rd)
1930 AL  28 (1st)
1931 AL  31 (1st)
1932 AL  25 (2nd)
1933 AL  24 (1st)
1935 AL  20 (4th)
1936 AL  17 (9th)
1937 AL  17 (4th)
1939 AL  15 (6th)
Career  300 (23rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1928 AL  .750 (3rd)
1929 AL  .769 (1st)
1930 AL  .848 (1st)
1931 AL  .886 (1st)
1932 AL  .714 (4th)
1933 AL  .750 (1st)
1935 AL  .625 (9th)
1937 AL  .654 (7th)
1938 AL  .778 (1st)
1939 AL  .789 (2nd)
Career  .680 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1926 AL  1.271 (2nd)
1927 AL  1.258 (9th)
1928 AL  1.116 (2nd)
1929 AL  1.304 (4th)
1930 AL  1.144 (1st)
1931 AL  1.077 (1st)
1932 AL  1.193 (1st)
1933 AL  1.318 (7th)
1935 AL  1.223 (1st)
1936 AL  1.192 (1st)
1937 AL  1.344 (7th)
1938 AL  1.350 (7th)
1939 AL  1.246 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 AL  7.919 (1st)
1927 AL  8.611 (9th)
1928 AL  7.842 (2nd)
1929 AL  9.087 (7th)
1930 AL  8.443 (2nd)
1931 AL  7.763 (3rd)
1932 AL  8.301 (4th)
1935 AL  8.868 (5th)
1936 AL  8.420 (2nd)
1939 AL  8.482 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1928 AL  2.201 (9th)
1930 AL  1.856 (3rd)
1931 AL  1.933 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.438 (5th)
1933 AL  2.713 (7th)
1935 AL  2.143 (2nd)
1936 AL  2.309 (2nd)
1937 AL  2.851 (8th)
1938 AL  2.860 (8th)
1939 AL  2.733 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  5.300 (1st)
1926 AL  6.767 (1st)
1927 AL  5.970 (1st)
1928 AL  6.294 (2nd)
1929 AL  5.557 (1st)
1930 AL  6.464 (1st)
1931 AL  5.456 (4th)
1932 AL  5.801 (3rd)
1935 AL  3.989 (8th)
1936 AL  4.618 (6th)
1937 AL  5.256 (4th)
1938 AL  5.444 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 AL  45 (8th)
1926 AL  45 (3rd)
1927 AL  51 (3rd)
1928 AL  39 (9th)
1929 AL  42 (5th)
1930 AL  50 (1st)
1932 AL  44 (8th)
1933 AL  45 (5th)
Career  616 (183rd)

Saves s c a p y
1926 AL  6 (4th)
1927 AL  9 (3rd)
1928 AL  3 (9th)
1929 AL  4 (5th)
1930 AL  9 (1st)
1931 AL  5 (6th)
1932 AL  7 (3rd)
1933 AL  6 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1926 AL  258.0 (6th)
1927 AL  262.3 (4th)
1928 AL  261.7 (6th)
1929 AL  275.3 (3rd)
1930 AL  291.0 (4th)
1931 AL  288.7 (2nd)
1932 AL  291.7 (2nd)
1933 AL  275.3 (3rd)
1935 AL  273.0 (6th)
1936 AL  253.3 (6th)
1937 AL  262.0 (5th)
Career  3,940.7 (44th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 AL  116 (1st)
1926 AL  194 (1st)
1927 AL  174 (1st)
1928 AL  183 (1st)
1929 AL  170 (1st)
1930 AL  209 (1st)
1931 AL  175 (1st)
1932 AL  188 (2nd)
1933 AL  114 (6th)
1935 AL  121 (4th)
1936 AL  130 (4th)
1937 AL  153 (3rd)
Career  2,266 (50th)

Games Started s c a p y
1926 AL  33 (4th)
1928 AL  31 (4th)
1929 AL  37 (1st)
1930 AL  32 (10th)
1935 AL  30 (8th)
1937 AL  32 (6th)
Career  457 (77th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1926 AL  20 (4th)
1927 AL  14 (9th)
1928 AL  24 (2nd)
1929 AL  19 (8th)
1930 AL  22 (5th)
1931 AL  27 (1st)
1932 AL  27 (1st)
1933 AL  21 (1st)
1935 AL  23 (2nd)
1936 AL  22 (5th)
1937 AL  21 (4th)
1939 AL  17 (5th)
Career  298 (42nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1928 AL  4 (2nd)
1929 AL  2 (10th)
1930 AL  2 (4th)
1931 AL  4 (1st)
1932 AL  4 (1st)
1933 AL  2 (4th)
1935 AL  2 (9th)
1936 AL  6 (1st)
1937 AL  3 (6th)
1939 AL  2 (4th)
Career  35 (71st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1940 AL  20 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1925 AL  131 (1st)
1926 AL  101 (4th)
Career  1,187 (56th)

Hits s c a p y
1929 AL  278 (5th)
1930 AL  273 (8th)
1932 AL  269 (7th)
1933 AL  280 (4th)
1935 AL  269 (7th)
1937 AL  269 (3rd)
Career  3,849 (47th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1926 AL  1.921 (1st)
1927 AL  2.203 (2nd)
1928 AL  2.859 (1st)
1929 AL  2.099 (1st)
1930 AL  3.483 (1st)
1931 AL  2.823 (1st)
1932 AL  2.380 (1st)
1933 AL  1.374 (4th)
1935 AL  1.862 (3rd)
1936 AL  2.000 (1st)
1937 AL  1.843 (4th)
1938 AL  1.904 (1st)
1939 AL  1.397 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 AL  0.209 (9th)
1927 AL  0.206 (9th)
1929 AL  0.262 (4th)
1930 AL  0.247 (3rd)
1931 AL  0.312 (7th)
1932 AL  0.401 (6th)
1935 AL  0.198 (2nd)
1937 AL  0.309 (2nd)
1938 AL  0.440 (5th)
1939 AL  0.377 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
Career  141 (201st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
Career  1,339 (70th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1925 AL  9 (1st)
1926 AL  5 (7th)
1927 AL  5 (8th)
1928 AL  4 (7th)
1929 AL  8 (3rd)
1937 AL  5 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1926 AL  6 (7th)
1930 AL  5 (6th)
1933 AL  4 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1926 AL  1,072 (8th)
1927 AL  1,106 (5th)
1928 AL  1,064 (8th)
1929 AL  1,168 (3rd)
1930 AL  1,191 (4th)
1931 AL  1,160 (5th)
1932 AL  1,207 (3rd)
1933 AL  1,173 (3rd)
1935 AL  1,137 (6th)
1936 AL  1,049 (6th)
1937 AL  1,127 (5th)
Career  16,622 (43rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1927 AL  18 (6th)
1930 AL  17 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1926 AL  165 (1st)
1927 AL  132 (8th)
1928 AL  155 (2nd)
1929 AL  149 (1st)
1930 AL  185 (1st)
1931 AL  217 (1st)
1932 AL  160 (1st)
1933 AL  134 (3rd)
1935 AL  175 (1st)
1936 AL  189 (1st)
1937 AL  159 (4th)
1938 AL  160 (1st)
1939 AL  185 (1st)
Career  148 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1926 AL  2.96 (1st)
1927 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1928 AL  2.75 (1st)
1929 AL  3.22 (1st)
1930 AL  3.09 (1st)
1931 AL  3.01 (1st)
1932 AL  3.13 (1st)
1933 AL  3.48 (2nd)
1935 AL  3.20 (1st)
1936 AL  3.77 (2nd)
1937 AL  3.28 (2nd)
1938 AL  3.32 (1st)
1939 AL  3.60 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1926 AL  41 (2nd)
1927 AL  28 (6th)
1928 AL  40 (1st)
1929 AL  42 (1st)
1930 AL  68 (1st)
1931 AL  74 (1st)
1932 AL  57 (1st)
1933 AL  34 (2nd)
1935 AL  54 (1st)
1936 AL  67 (1st)
1937 AL  50 (2nd)
1938 AL  33 (3rd)
1939 AL  45 (2nd)
Career  618 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1926 AL  4.2 (2nd)
1927 AL  2.7 (6th)
1928 AL  4.1 (1st)
1929 AL  4.2 (1st)
1930 AL  6.5 (1st)
1931 AL  7.5 (1st)
1932 AL  5.7 (1st)
1933 AL  3.3 (2nd)
1935 AL  5.4 (1st)
1936 AL  6.5 (1st)
1937 AL  5.0 (2nd)
1938 AL  3.2 (2nd)
1939 AL  4.6 (2nd)
Career  61.7 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1937 AL  born 1900-03-06 (9th)
1938 AL  born 1900-03-06 (4th)
1939 AL  born 1900-03-06 (3rd)
1940 AL  born 1900-03-06 (1st)
1941 AL  born 1900-03-06 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 111 (3), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 319 (8), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 232 (15), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 62 (14), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (8th), 103.6 career WAR/63.6 7yr-peak WAR/83.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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