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Byron Houck

Byron Simon Houck (Duke)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 28, 1891 in Prosper, MN
School: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 15, 1912 (Age 20.261)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Browns/Tip-Tops 1912-1918

Final Game: August 27, 1918 (Age 26.364)
Died: June 17, 1969 in Santa Cruz, CA
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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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
1912 20 PHA AL 8 8 .500 2.94 30 17 10 10 0 1 180.2 148 79 59 1 74 75 12 0 7 718 106 3.52 1.229 7.4 0.0 3.7 3.7 1.01
1913 21 PHA AL 14 6 .700 4.14 41 19 11 4 1 0 176.0 147 93 81 3 122 71 6 0 10 747 67 4.15 1.528 7.5 0.2 6.2 3.6 0.58
1914 22 TOT MLB 2 6 .250 3.15 20 12 5 3 0 0 103.0 109 57 36 4 49 49 2 0 3 444 100 3.48 1.534 9.5 0.3 4.3 4.3 1.00
1914 22 PHA AL 0 0 3.27 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.0 14 9 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 50 84 3.35 1.818 11.5 0.0 4.9 3.3 0.67
1914 22 BTT FL 2 6 .250 3.13 17 9 5 3 0 0 92.0 95 48 32 4 43 45 2 0 3 394 102 3.49 1.500 9.3 0.4 4.2 4.4 1.05
1918 26 SLB AL 2 4 .333 2.39 27 2 22 0 0 2 71.2 58 24 19 0 29 29 0 0 1 291 114 2.64 1.214 7.3 0.0 3.6 3.6 1.00
4 Yrs 26 24 .520 3.30 118 50 48 17 1 3 531.1 462 253 195 8 274 224 20 0 21 2200 90 3.60 1.385 7.8 0.1 4.6 3.8 0.82
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .520 3.30 48 20 19 7 0 1 215 187 102 79 3 111 91 8 0 9 890 90 3.60 1.385 7.8 0.1 4.6 3.8 0.82
PHA (3 yrs) 22 14 .611 3.52 74 39 21 14 1 1 367.2 309 181 144 4 202 150 18 0 17 1515 84 3.82 1.390 7.6 0.1 4.9 3.7 0.74
BTT (1 yr) 2 6 .250 3.13 17 9 5 3 0 0 92.0 95 48 32 4 43 45 2 0 3 394 102 3.49 1.500 9.3 0.4 4.2 4.4 1.05
SLB (1 yr) 2 4 .333 2.39 27 2 22 0 0 2 71.2 58 24 19 0 29 29 0 0 1 291 114 2.64 1.214 7.3 0.0 3.6 3.6 1.00
AL (4 yrs) 24 18 .571 3.34 101 41 43 14 1 3 439.1 367 205 163 4 231 179 18 0 18 1806 87 3.62 1.361 7.5 0.1 4.7 3.7 0.77
FL (1 yr) 2 6 .250 3.13 17 9 5 3 0 0 92.0 95 48 32 4 43 45 2 0 3 394 102 3.49 1.500 9.3 0.4 4.2 4.4 1.05
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
1912 20 PHA AL 180.2 30 17 79 3.94 4.35 0.27 0.00 93.0 3.80 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 1.5 16 .494 .499
1913 21 PHA AL 176.0 41 19 93 4.76 3.75 0.18 0.00 94.0 3.35 -26 -2.8 1.0 -0.2 -1.1 -11 .432 .483
1914 22 PHA AL 11.0 3 3 9 7.36 3.50 0.10 0.00 95.0 3.22 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .333 .497
1914 22 BTT FL 92.0 17 9 48 4.70 4.09 -0.24 0.00 100.0 4.33 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .470 .497
1918 26 SLB AL 71.2 27 2 24 3.01 3.67 0.04 0.00 100.7 3.66 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .522 .504
4 Seasons 531.1 118 50 253 4.29 4.00 0.12 0.00 95.6 3.71 -33 -3.4 1.0 -0.5 1.1 11 .471 .494
PHA (3 yrs) 367.2 74 39 181 4.43 4.04 0.22 0.00 93.5 3.57 -33 -3.5 1.0 -0.4 -0.1 1 .453 .490
BTT (1 yr) 92.0 17 9 48 4.70 4.09 -0.24 0.00 100.0 4.33 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .470 .497
SLB (1 yr) 71.2 27 2 24 3.01 3.67 0.04 0.00 100.7 3.66 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .522 .504

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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
1912 20 PHA AL 30 68 62 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 23 .065 .094 .081 .174 -49 5 1 4 1
1913 21 PHA AL 41 68 60 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 3 19 .083 .127 .100 .227 -33 6 0 5 1
1914 22 TOT MLB 20 35 33 3 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 .242 .286 .424 .710 103 14 0 1 1
1914 22 PHA AL 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 104 1 0 0 /1
1914 22 BTT FL 17 33 30 3 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 .233 .281 .433 .715 103 13 0 1 1
1918 26 SLB AL 27 21 20 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .150 .190 .200 .390 20 4 0 0 1
4 Yrs 118 192 175 6 20 4 1 1 10 0 0 7 45 .114 .153 .166 .319 -7 29 1 10
162 Game Avg. 162 264 240 8 27 5 1 1 14 0 10 62 .114 .153 .166 .319 -7 40 1 14
PHA (3 yrs) 74 138 125 2 10 2 0 0 7 0 0 4 42 .080 .115 .096 .211 -38 12 1 9
BTT (1 yr) 17 33 30 3 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 .233 .281 .433 .715 103 13 0 1
SLB (1 yr) 27 21 20 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .150 .190 .200 .390 20 4 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 101 159 145 3 13 3 0 0 9 0 0 5 45 .090 .126 .110 .236 -30 16 1 9
FL (1 yr) 17 33 30 3 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 .233 .281 .433 .715 103 13 0 1

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
1912 20 PHA AL 30 68 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .475 .495 -0.8 0.0 -7 1
1913 21 PHA AL 41 68 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .487 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 1
1914 22 PHA AL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1914 22 BTT FL 17 33 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .520 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1918 26 SLB AL 27 21 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
4 Seasons 118 192 -25 0 0 0 16 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .492 .498 -1.0 0.0 -9
PHA (3 yrs) 74 138 -23 0 0 0 12 -11 -1.2 0 -11 -1.2 .483 .496 -1.2 0.0 -11
BTT (1 yr) 17 33 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .520 .502 0.3 0.0 3
SLB (1 yr) 27 21 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0

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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 Awards
1912 PHA AL 20 P 30 180.2 61 7 50 4 2 .934 2.84 1.90 .940 2.96 2.90
1913 PHA AL 21 P 41 176.0 55 12 42 1 1 .982 2.76 1.32 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 TOT MLB 22 P 20 12 3 103.0 23 1 18 4 0 .826 1.66 0.95 .946 3.03 2.99
1914 PHA AL 22 P 3 3 0 11.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.45 1.00 .937 2.95 2.93
1914 BTT FL 22 P 17 9 3 92.0 20 1 15 4 0 .800 1.57 0.94 .947 3.04 3.00
1918 SLB AL 26 P 27 2 0 71.2 25 5 16 4 1 .840 2.64 0.78 .952 2.83 2.84
4 Seasons P 118 14 3 531.1 164 25 126 13 4 .921 2.56 1.28 .942 2.97 2.93
4 Seasons TOT 118 14 3 531.1 164 25 126 13 4 .921 2.56 1.28 .942 2.97 2.93
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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1913 AL  .700 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1912 AL  7.373 (3rd)
1913 AL  7.517 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1913 AL  41 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1918 AL  2 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1913 AL  122 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1912 AL  0.050 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1913 AL  81 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1913 AL  10 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1912 AL  12 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1913 AL  11 (10th)
1918 AL  22 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1913 AL  .982 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 11 (1454), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1621), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (771), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2096th), 0.1 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/0.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Byron Byron Duke Simon Houck

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