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Joe Grzenda    \greh-ZEN-duh\

Joseph Charles Grzenda

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

Born: June 8, 1937 in Scranton, PA
High School: Moosic HS (Moosic, PA)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1961 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1966 [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Athletics/Twins/Cardinals/Mets/... 1961-1972

Final Game: September 23, 1972 (Age 35)
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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
1961 24 DET AL 1 0 1.000 7.94 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 28 55 8.22 1.941 14.3 3.2 3.2 0.0 0.00
1964 27 KCA AL 0 2 .000 5.40 20 0 5 0 0 0 25.0 34 15 15 2 13 2 17 1 1 5 121 72 3.96 1.880 12.2 0.7 4.7 6.1 1.31
1966 29 KCA AL 0 2 .000 3.27 21 0 6 0 0 0 22.0 28 8 8 1 12 3 14 0 1 0 99 106 3.51 1.818 11.5 0.4 4.9 5.7 1.17
1967 30 NYM NL 0 0 2.16 11 0 3 0 0 0 16.2 14 4 4 0 8 4 9 1 0 1 70 161 3.08 1.320 7.6 0.0 4.3 4.9 1.13
1969 32 MIN AL 4 1 .800 3.88 38 0 7 0 0 3 48.2 52 23 21 4 17 4 24 1 1 7 207 96 3.70 1.418 9.6 0.7 3.1 4.4 1.41
1970 33 WSA AL 3 6 .333 5.00 49 3 19 0 0 6 84.2 86 52 47 8 34 9 38 3 1 4 366 71 4.28 1.417 9.1 0.9 3.6 4.0 1.12
1971 34 WSA AL 5 2 .714 1.92 46 0 21 0 0 5 70.1 54 19 15 2 17 7 56 1 0 2 273 173 2.00 1.009 6.9 0.3 2.2 7.2 3.29
1972 35 STL NL 1 0 1.000 5.66 30 0 16 0 0 0 35.0 46 24 22 1 17 8 15 3 0 3 165 61 3.63 1.800 11.8 0.3 4.4 3.9 0.88
8 Yrs 14 13 .519 4.00 219 3 77 0 0 14 308.0 323 150 137 20 120 38 173 10 4 22 1329 89 3.52 1.438 9.4 0.6 3.5 5.1 1.44
162 Game Avg. 4 4 .519 4.00 67 1 24 0 0 4 94 99 46 42 6 37 12 53 3 1 7 407 89 3.52 1.438 9.4 0.6 3.5 5.1 1.44
KCA (2 yrs) 0 4 .000 4.40 41 0 11 0 0 0 47.0 62 23 23 3 25 5 31 1 2 5 220 84 3.75 1.851 11.9 0.6 4.8 5.9 1.24
WSA (2 yrs) 8 8 .500 3.60 95 3 40 0 0 11 155.0 140 71 62 10 51 16 94 4 1 6 639 96 3.24 1.232 8.1 0.6 3.0 5.5 1.84
MIN (1 yr) 4 1 .800 3.88 38 0 7 0 0 3 48.2 52 23 21 4 17 4 24 1 1 7 207 96 3.70 1.418 9.6 0.7 3.1 4.4 1.41
NYM (1 yr) 0 0 2.16 11 0 3 0 0 0 16.2 14 4 4 0 8 4 9 1 0 1 70 161 3.08 1.320 7.6 0.0 4.3 4.9 1.13
STL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 5.66 30 0 16 0 0 0 35.0 46 24 22 1 17 8 15 3 0 3 165 61 3.63 1.800 11.8 0.3 4.4 3.9 0.88
DET (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 7.94 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 28 55 8.22 1.941 14.3 3.2 3.2 0.0 0.00
AL (6 yrs) 13 13 .500 3.90 178 3 58 0 0 14 256.1 263 122 111 19 95 26 149 6 4 18 1094 92 3.53 1.397 9.2 0.7 3.3 5.2 1.57
NL (2 yrs) 1 0 1.000 4.53 41 0 19 0 0 0 51.2 60 28 26 1 25 12 24 4 0 4 235 77 3.45 1.645 10.5 0.2 4.4 4.2 0.96

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
1961 24 DET AL 5.2 4 0 5 7.94 4.64 0.48 -0.19 102.9 4.08 -2 -0.2 .5 0.0 -0.1 -2 .441 .499
1964 27 KCA AL 25.0 20 0 15 5.40 4.14 -0.30 -0.17 107.1 4.58 -2 -0.2 .5 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .489 .499
1966 29 KCA AL 22.0 21 0 8 3.27 4.16 0.15 -0.17 97.5 3.75 1 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.4 3 .508 .501
1967 30 NYM NL 16.2 11 0 4 2.16 3.90 -0.22 -0.17 98.9 3.91 3 0.4 1.3 0.0 0.6 5 .533 .502
1969 32 MIN AL 48.2 38 0 23 4.25 4.33 0.11 -0.18 102.1 4.12 -0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .498 .500
1970 33 WSA AL 84.2 49 3 52 5.53 4.26 0.28 -0.13 97.3 3.75 -16 -1.7 1.2 -0.3 -1.2 -9 .465 .489 $12,000
1971 34 WSA AL 70.1 46 0 19 2.43 4.07 -0.15 -0.18 96.1 3.89 11 1.3 1.4 0.1 2.2 17 .529 .508 $15,000
1972 35 STL NL 35.0 30 0 24 6.17 4.16 -0.21 -0.18 98.5 4.12 -8 -1.0 .9 -0.0 -0.7 -5 .468 .494
8 Seasons 308.0 219 3 150 4.38 4.19 0.02 -0.16 98.9 3.97 -13 -1.3 1.1 -0.2 1.5 11 .494 .499 $27,000
KCA (2 yrs) 47.0 41 0 23 4.40 4.15 -0.09 -0.17 102.6 4.19 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.4 2 .499 .500
WSA (2 yrs) 155.0 95 3 71 4.12 4.18 0.08 -0.15 96.8 3.82 -5 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.0 8 .496 .499 $27,000
MIN (1 yr) 48.2 38 0 23 4.25 4.33 0.11 -0.18 102.1 4.12 -0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .498 .500
NYM (1 yr) 16.2 11 0 4 2.16 3.90 -0.22 -0.17 98.9 3.91 3 0.4 1.3 0.0 0.6 5 .533 .502
STL (1 yr) 35.0 30 0 24 6.17 4.16 -0.21 -0.18 98.5 4.12 -8 -1.0 .9 -0.0 -0.7 -5 .468 .494
DET (1 yr) 5.2 4 0 5 7.94 4.64 0.48 -0.19 102.9 4.08 -2 -0.2 .5 0.0 -0.1 -2 .441 .499

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
1969 32 MIN AL ALCS L BAL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 ALCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1961 24 DET AL 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 432 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1964 27 KCA AL 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 29 KCA AL 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 30 NYM NL 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1969 32 MIN AL 38 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 -15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 33 WSA AL 49 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1971 34 WSA AL 46 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 -16 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1972 35 STL NL 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 219 34 30 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 19 .067 .125 .067 .192 -44 2 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 25 22 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 14 .067 .125 .067 .192 -44 1 0 0 1 0 0
KCA (2 yrs) 41 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
WSA (2 yrs) 95 21 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .053 .053 .053 .105 -70 1 0 0 2 0 0
MIN (1 yr) 38 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 -15 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 432 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 178 32 28 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 19 .071 .133 .071 .205 -41 2 0 0 2 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 41 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1961 24 DET AL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1964 27 KCA AL 20 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1966 29 KCA AL 21 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1967 30 NYM NL 11 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1969 32 MIN AL 38 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1970 33 WSA AL 49 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $12,000 1
1971 34 WSA AL 46 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $15,000 1
1972 35 STL NL 30 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
8 Seasons 219 34 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $27,000
KCA (2 yrs) 41 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
WSA (2 yrs) 95 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $27,000
MIN (1 yr) 38 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
NYM (1 yr) 11 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
STL (1 yr) 30 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
DET (1 yr) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1

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
1969 32 MIN AL ALCS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 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
1961 DET AL 24 P 4 0 0 5.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 4.76 0.75 .953 2.06 2.02 1 0 0% 36% 0
1964 KCA AL 27 P 20 0 0 25.0 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.50 .957 1.91 1.89 2 2 50% 37% 0
1966 KCA AL 29 P 21 0 0 22.0 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 2.45 0.29 .952 2.00 1.98 1 1 50% 38% 0
1967 NYM NL 30 P 11 0 0 16.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.54 0.09 .960 2.00 2.00 0 1 100% 40% 0
1969 MIN AL 32 P 38 0 0 48.2 14 0 14 0 1 1.000 2.59 0.37 .951 1.89 1.88 4 3 43% 36% 0
1970 WSA AL 33 P 49 3 0 84.2 19 3 16 0 1 1.000 2.02 0.39 .951 1.86 1.85 0 3 100% 39% 1
1971 WSA AL 34 P 46 0 0 70.1 11 0 11 0 0 1.000 1.41 0.24 .958 1.98 1.97 0 1 100% 39% 0
1972 STL NL 35 P 30 0 0 35.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.06 0.27 .950 1.77 1.78 2 1 33% 37% 0
8 Seasons P 219 3 0 308.0 72 6 66 0 3 1.000 2.10 0.33 .953 1.91 1.90 10 12 55% 37% 1
8 Seasons TOT 219 3 0 308.0 72 6 66 0 3 1.000 2.10 0.33 .953 1.91 1.90 10 12 55% 37% 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.
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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.
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Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197033Washington Senators$12,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197134Washington Senators$15,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$27,000
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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