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Ken Holcombe

Kenneth Edward Holcombe

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: August 23, 1918 in Burnsville, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1945 (Age 26.247)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Browns/RedSox/Reds 1945-1953

Final Game: May 10, 1953 (Age 34.260)
Died: March 15, 2010 in Weaverville, NC
Cremated
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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
1945 26 NYY AL 3 3 .500 1.79 23 2 15 0 0 0 55.1 43 19 11 2 27 20 0 0 2 227 195 3.75 1.265 7.0 0.3 4.4 3.3 0.74
1948 29 CIN NL 0 0 7.71 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 59 0.94 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 7.7
1950 31 CHW AL 3 10 .231 4.59 24 15 5 5 0 1 96.0 122 68 49 10 45 37 0 0 2 449 98 4.57 1.740 11.4 0.9 4.2 3.5 0.82
1951 32 CHW AL 11 12 .478 3.78 28 23 3 12 2 0 159.1 142 69 67 9 68 39 1 0 2 670 107 4.02 1.318 8.0 0.5 3.8 2.2 0.57
1952 33 TOT AL 0 7 .000 5.30 19 8 6 1 0 0 56.0 58 34 33 4 27 19 2 0 1 244 71 4.19 1.518 9.3 0.6 4.3 3.1 0.70
1952 33 CHW AL 0 5 .000 6.17 7 7 0 1 0 0 35.0 38 24 24 3 18 12 2 0 1 155 60 4.53 1.600 9.8 0.8 4.6 3.1 0.67
1952 33 SLB AL 0 2 .000 3.86 12 1 6 0 0 0 21.0 20 10 9 1 9 7 0 0 0 89 103 3.63 1.381 8.6 0.4 3.9 3.0 0.78
1953 34 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 6.00 3 0 2 0 0 1 6.0 9 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 30 74 3.76 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 1.5 0.33
6 Yrs 18 32 .360 3.98 99 48 32 18 2 2 375.0 377 196 166 25 170 118 3 0 8 1630 102 4.13 1.459 9.0 0.6 4.1 2.8 0.69
162 Game Avg. 8 15 .360 3.98 46 22 15 8 1 1 173 174 91 77 12 79 55 1 0 4 754 102 4.13 1.459 9.0 0.6 4.1 2.8 0.69
CHW (3 yrs) 14 27 .341 4.34 59 45 8 18 2 1 290.1 302 161 140 22 131 88 3 0 5 1274 96 4.27 1.491 9.4 0.7 4.1 2.7 0.67
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 6.00 3 0 2 0 0 1 6.0 9 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 30 74 3.76 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 1.5 0.33
CIN (1 yr) 0 0 7.71 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 59 0.94 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 7.7
NYY (1 yr) 3 3 .500 1.79 23 2 15 0 0 0 55.1 43 19 11 2 27 20 0 0 2 227 195 3.75 1.265 7.0 0.3 4.4 3.3 0.74
SLB (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.86 12 1 6 0 0 0 21.0 20 10 9 1 9 7 0 0 0 89 103 3.63 1.381 8.6 0.4 3.9 3.0 0.78
AL (5 yrs) 18 32 .360 3.96 97 48 31 18 2 2 372.2 374 194 164 25 170 116 3 0 8 1620 102 4.15 1.460 9.0 0.6 4.1 2.8 0.68
NL (1 yr) 0 0 7.71 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 59 0.94 1.286 11.6 0.0 0.0 7.7
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
1945 26 NYY AL 55.1 23 2 19 3.09 3.83 0.20 0.00 103.7 3.76 4 0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.9 8 .522 .503
1948 29 CIN NL 2.1 2 0 2 7.71 4.03 -0.22 0.00 98.0 4.17 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.1 -1 .454 .499
1950 31 CHW AL 96.0 24 15 68 6.38 5.50 0.14 0.00 101.5 5.43 -10 -1.0 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .460 .494
1951 32 CHW AL 159.1 28 23 69 3.90 4.52 0.15 0.00 100.5 4.39 8 0.8 .7 -0.1 2.0 22 .528 .505
1952 33 CHW AL 35.0 7 7 24 6.17 4.14 0.08 0.00 104.0 4.22 -8 -0.8 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .390 .495
1952 33 SLB AL 21.0 12 1 10 4.29 4.08 -0.05 0.00 106.7 4.41 0 0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .502 .500
1953 34 BOS AL 6.0 3 0 4 6.00 4.21 0.35 0.00 112.0 4.32 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .461 .499
6 Seasons 375.0 99 48 196 4.70 4.60 0.14 0.00 102.0 4.55 -8 -0.6 1.0 -0.3 2.2 25 .494 .500
CHW (3 yrs) 290.1 59 45 161 4.99 4.80 0.14 0.00 101.2 4.71 -11 -0.9 .9 -0.2 1.3 17 .484 .499
BOS (1 yr) 6.0 3 0 4 6.00 4.21 0.35 0.00 112.0 4.32 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .461 .499
CIN (1 yr) 2.1 2 0 2 7.71 4.03 -0.22 0.00 98.0 4.17 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.1 -1 .454 .499
NYY (1 yr) 55.1 23 2 19 3.09 3.83 0.20 0.00 103.7 3.76 4 0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.9 8 .522 .503
SLB (1 yr) 21.0 12 1 10 4.29 4.08 -0.05 0.00 106.7 4.41 0 0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .502 .500

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
1945 26 NYY AL 23 15 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .133 .133 .133 .267 -24 2 0 0 0 1
1948 29 CIN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1950 31 CHW AL 24 34 32 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .156 .156 .188 .344 -11 6 1 0 2 1
1951 32 CHW AL 28 56 44 5 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 16 .250 .298 .273 .571 56 12 1 0 10 1
1952 33 TOT AL 19 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .077 .077 .077 .154 -57 1 0 0 1 1
1952 33 CHW AL 7 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1952 33 SLB AL 12 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 84 1 0 0 0 1
1953 34 BOS AL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
6 Yrs 99 122 106 7 19 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 36 .179 .202 .198 .400 8 21 2 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 200 173 11 31 3 0 0 5 0 5 59 .179 .202 .198 .400 8 34 3 0 23
CHW (3 yrs) 59 101 86 7 16 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 28 .186 .213 .209 .423 14 18 2 0 13
BOS (1 yr) 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 23 15 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .133 .133 .133 .267 -24 2 0 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 12 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 84 1 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 97 122 106 7 19 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 36 .179 .202 .198 .400 8 21 2 0 14
NL (1 yr) 2 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
1945 26 NYY AL 23 15 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1948 29 CIN NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1950 31 CHW AL 24 34 -6 0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1951 32 CHW AL 28 56 -4 0 1 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1952 33 CHW AL 7 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .477 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
1952 33 SLB AL 12 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1953 34 BOS AL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 99 122 -15 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
CHW (3 yrs) 59 101 -12 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
BOS (1 yr) 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
CIN (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 23 15 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
SLB (1 yr) 12 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 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
1945 NYY AL 26 P 23 2 0 55.1 13 2 10 1 1 .923 1.95 0.52 .955 2.24 2.23 0 0 0
1948 CIN NL 29 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.10 0 0 0
1950 CHW AL 31 P 24 15 5 96.0 24 6 16 2 1 .917 2.06 0.92 .950 2.03 1.99 2 1 33% 0
1951 CHW AL 32 P 28 23 12 159.1 53 8 42 3 5 .943 2.82 1.79 .953 2.07 2.06 7 2 22% 45% 2
1952 TOT AL 33 P 19 8 1 56.0 19 2 15 2 0 .895 2.73 0.89 .966 2.11 2.10 6 3 33% 46% 0
1952 CHW AL 33 P 7 7 1 35.0 13 1 10 2 0 .846 2.83 1.57 .966 2.11 2.10 3 2 40% 46% 0
1952 SLB AL 33 P 12 1 0 21.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.57 0.50 .967 2.10 2.10 3 1 25% 46% 0
1953 BOS AL 34 P 3 0 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.67 .955 1.95 1.93 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 99 48 18 375.0 111 19 84 8 7 .928 2.47 1.04 .955 2.09 2.09 15 6 29% 39% 2
6 Seasons TOT 99 48 18 375.0 111 19 84 8 7 .928 2.47 1.04 .955 2.09 2.09 15 6 29% 39% 2
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

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1951 AL  1.318 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 AL  8.021 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1951 AL  2 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 AL  0.508 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1951 AL  12 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1945 AL  15 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1951 AL  2.82 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2175), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1029th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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