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Orval Grove

Orval Leroy Grove

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: August 29, 1919 in Mineral, KS
School: Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 28, 1940 (Age 20.273)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1940-1949

Final Game: April 27, 1949 (Age 29.241)
Died: April 20, 1992 in Carmichael, CA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
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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 20 CHW AL 0 0 3.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 26 156 4.50 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 1.5 0.25
1941 21 CHW AL 0 0 10.29 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 9 8 8 2 5 5 0 0 1 35 42 7.09 2.000 11.6 2.6 6.4 6.4 1.00
1942 22 CHW AL 4 6 .400 5.16 12 8 2 4 0 0 66.1 77 47 38 1 33 21 1 0 3 309 70 3.52 1.658 10.4 0.1 4.5 2.8 0.64
1943 23 CHW AL 15 9 .625 2.75 32 25 5 18 3 2 216.1 192 84 66 9 72 76 4 1 3 888 120 3.30 1.220 8.0 0.4 3.0 3.2 1.06
1944 ★ 24 CHW AL 14 15 .483 3.72 34 33 1 11 2 0 234.2 237 112 97 11 71 105 8 0 8 1006 91 3.26 1.313 9.1 0.4 2.7 4.0 1.48 AS
1945 25 CHW AL 14 12 .538 3.44 33 30 2 16 4 1 217.0 233 100 83 12 68 54 5 0 6 933 96 3.77 1.387 9.7 0.5 2.8 2.2 0.79
1946 26 CHW AL 8 13 .381 3.02 33 26 4 10 1 0 205.1 213 96 69 10 78 60 3 0 10 881 113 3.62 1.417 9.3 0.4 3.4 2.6 0.77
1947 27 CHW AL 6 8 .429 4.44 25 19 1 6 1 0 135.2 158 78 67 10 70 33 4 0 3 619 82 4.60 1.681 10.5 0.7 4.6 2.2 0.47
1948 28 CHW AL 2 10 .167 6.16 32 11 13 1 0 1 87.2 110 64 60 6 42 18 3 0 4 404 69 4.68 1.734 11.3 0.6 4.3 1.8 0.43
1949 29 CHW AL 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 8 12 28.01 7.500 54.0 13.5 13.5 13.5 1.00
10 Yrs 63 73 .463 3.78 207 152 31 66 11 4 1176.2 1237 595 494 62 444 374 29 1 38 5109 92 3.74 1.429 9.5 0.5 3.4 2.9 0.84
162 Game Avg. 12 14 .463 3.78 39 29 6 13 2 1 223 234 113 94 12 84 71 5 0 7 968 92 3.74 1.429 9.5 0.5 3.4 2.9 0.84
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 20 CHW AL 6.0 3 0 2 3.00 4.97 0.22 0.00 109.1 5.19 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .547 .501 $2,700
1941 21 CHW AL 7.0 2 0 8 10.29 4.62 0.14 0.00 101.8 4.56 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .314 .498 $3,600
1942 22 CHW AL 66.1 12 8 47 6.38 4.46 0.09 0.00 99.4 4.35 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -10 .377 .491 $3,500
1943 23 CHW AL 216.1 32 25 84 3.49 3.81 0.07 0.00 102.6 3.83 7 0.9 1.0 -0.2 2.4 22 .527 .505 $3,500
1944 ★ 24 CHW AL 234.2 34 33 112 4.30 4.11 0.05 0.00 100.1 4.06 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .478 .495 $7,000 AS
1945 25 CHW AL 217.0 33 30 100 4.15 3.90 -0.13 0.00 99.3 4.00 -3 -0.3 1.8 -0.2 1.2 11 .490 .498 $8,500
1946 26 CHW AL 205.1 33 26 96 4.21 4.08 0.15 0.00 98.6 3.87 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.7 8 .474 .495 $9,000
1947 27 CHW AL 135.2 25 19 78 5.17 4.13 0.06 0.00 100.6 4.10 -16 -1.6 .8 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .435 .490 $12,000
1948 28 CHW AL 87.2 32 11 64 6.57 4.96 -0.04 0.00 99.8 4.99 -15 -1.5 .9 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .454 .491 $12,000
1949 29 CHW AL 0.2 1 0 4 54.00 4.51 0.34 0.00 90.0 3.75 -4 -0.3 .4 0.1 -0.2 -4 .230 .498 $9,000
10 Seasons 1176.2 207 152 595 4.55 4.10 0.04 0.00 100.2 4.07 -64 -6.2 1.0 -0.7 2.5 22 .470 .496 $70,800

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 20 CHW AL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 21 CHW AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1942 22 CHW AL 12 25 22 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 .227 .227 .364 .591 67 8 0 0 3 1
1943 23 CHW AL 32 85 66 9 12 0 0 0 7 0 0 11 22 .182 .308 .182 .490 45 12 0 1 7 1
1944 ★ 24 CHW AL 34 86 77 4 8 1 1 0 4 0 0 5 25 .104 .159 .143 .301 -13 11 1 0 4 1 AS
1945 25 CHW AL 33 79 71 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 23 .099 .169 .113 .282 -17 8 3 2 2 1
1946 26 CHW AL 33 74 65 2 7 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 27 .108 .171 .138 .310 -11 9 2 0 3 1
1947 27 CHW AL 25 54 48 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 16 .146 .226 .188 .414 18 9 1 0 1 1
1948 28 CHW AL 32 23 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .095 .136 .095 .232 -37 2 2 0 1 1
1949 29 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
10 Yrs 207 429 373 23 48 4 2 1 19 0 2 31 128 .129 .201 .158 .360 4 59 9 3 21
162 Game Avg. 162 336 292 18 38 3 2 1 15 0 2 24 100 .129 .201 .158 .360 4 46 7 2 16

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 20 CHW AL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,700 /1
1941 21 CHW AL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,600 /1
1942 22 CHW AL 12 25 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,500 1
1943 23 CHW AL 32 85 -5 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $3,500 1
1944 ★ 24 CHW AL 34 86 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $7,000 1 AS
1945 25 CHW AL 33 79 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $8,500 1
1946 26 CHW AL 33 74 -10 -1 0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 $9,000 1
1947 27 CHW AL 25 54 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $12,000 1
1948 28 CHW AL 32 23 -4 0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $12,000 1
1949 29 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000 /1
10 Seasons 207 429 -48 -0 -0 0 40 -9 -1.0 0 -9 -1.0 .495 .499 -1.0 -0.0 -9 $70,800

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 CHW AL 20 P 3 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.33 .960 2.10 2.00
1941 CHW AL 21 P 2 0 0 7.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.86 1.50 .960 2.19 2.10
1942 CHW AL 22 P 12 8 4 66.1 25 8 16 1 1 .960 3.26 2.00 .957 2.31 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1943 CHW AL 23 P 32 25 18 216.1 65 21 43 1 0 .985 2.66 2.00 .963 2.27 2.30 0 0 0
1944 CHW AL 24 P 34 33 11 234.2 73 6 64 3 3 .959 2.68 2.06 .960 2.09 2.10 1 0 0% 0 AS
1945 CHW AL 25 P 33 30 16 217.0 72 12 55 5 3 .931 2.78 2.03 .955 2.24 2.23 1 2 67% 0
1946 CHW AL 26 P 33 26 10 205.1 61 8 49 4 5 .934 2.50 1.73 .951 2.01 1.99 0 4 100% 0
1947 CHW AL 27 P 25 19 6 135.2 31 11 19 1 1 .968 1.99 1.20 .955 1.92 1.90 1 1 50% 50% 0
1948 CHW AL 28 P 32 11 1 87.2 34 5 26 3 1 .912 3.18 0.97 .963 2.02 1.99 3 2 40% 48% 1
1949 CHW AL 29 P 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10 0 0 0
10 Seasons P 207 152 66 1176.2 365 72 275 18 14 .951 2.65 1.68 .958 2.13 2.10 6 10 63% 21% 1
10 Seasons TOT 207 152 66 1176.2 365 72 275 18 14 .951 2.65 1.68 .958 2.13 2.10 6 10 63% 21% 1
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
1958 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1960 BBWAA ( 2.6%)

Wins s c a p y
1943 AL  15 (7th)
1944 AL  14 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1943 AL  .625 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 AL  2.820 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  4.027 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1944 AL  234.7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1944 AL  105 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1944 AL  33 (4th)
1945 AL  30 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1943 AL  18 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1943 AL  3 (5th)
1945 AL  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1944 AL  11 (10th)
1945 AL  12 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1944 AL  237 (5th)
1945 AL  233 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1944 AL  1.479 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1946 AL  0.438 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1944 AL  15 (3rd)
1945 AL  12 (9th)
1946 AL  13 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1944 AL  97 (2nd)
1945 AL  83 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1944 AL  8 (2nd)
1945 AL  6 (3rd)
1946 AL  10 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (10th)
1944 AL  8 (2nd)
1945 AL  5 (7th)
1947 AL  4 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1944 AL  1,006 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1943 AL  9.08 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1943 AL  1.7 (4th)
1946 AL  1.6 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 AL  0.8 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1943 AL  1.0 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1943 AL  21 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1944 AL  64 (2nd)
1945 AL  55 (5th)
1946 AL  49 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1944 AL  3 (4th)
1945 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1944 AL  2.68 (4th)
1945 AL  2.78 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1944 AL  2.06 (4th)
1945 AL  2.03 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1940 AL  born 1919-08-29 (8th)

                           

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1253), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1467th), 1.5 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 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 20 Chicago White Sox $2,700 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 21 Chicago White Sox $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 22 Chicago White Sox $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 23 Chicago White Sox $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 24 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 25 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 26 Chicago White Sox $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 27 Chicago White Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 28 Chicago White Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 29 Chicago White Sox $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$70,800
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: Orval Leroy Orval orvall groove Grove

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