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Ken Johnson

Kenneth Wandersee Johnson (Hook)

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Runner
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 14, 1923 in Topeka, KS
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1947 (Age 24.247)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/Tigers 1947-1952

Final Game: July 15, 1952 (Age 29.183)
Died: April 6, 2004 in Wichita, KS
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
1947 24 STL NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 1 1 1 0 0 10.0 2 1 0 0 5 8 1 0 0 38 2.70 0.700 1.8 0.0 4.5 7.2 1.60
1948 25 STL NL 2 4 .333 4.76 13 4 2 0 0 0 45.1 43 27 24 1 30 20 1 0 2 198 86 4.11 1.610 8.5 0.2 6.0 4.0 0.67
1949 26 STL NL 0 1 .000 6.42 14 2 2 0 0 0 33.2 29 28 24 1 35 18 3 1 3 160 65 5.21 1.901 7.8 0.3 9.4 4.8 0.51
1950 27 TOT NL 4 1 .800 3.88 16 9 7 3 1 0 62.2 62 33 27 3 46 33 1 0 5 292 105 4.40 1.723 8.9 0.4 6.6 4.7 0.72
1950 27 STL NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 10 6.08 2.000 4.5 0.0 13.5 4.5 0.33
1950 27 PHI NL 4 1 .800 4.01 14 9 6 3 1 0 60.2 61 32 27 3 43 32 1 0 5 282 101 4.35 1.714 9.0 0.4 6.4 4.7 0.74
1951 28 PHI NL 5 8 .385 4.57 20 18 2 4 3 0 106.1 103 56 54 8 68 58 3 0 5 474 84 4.37 1.608 8.7 0.7 5.8 4.9 0.85
1952 29 DET AL 0 0 6.35 9 1 6 0 0 0 11.1 12 11 8 1 11 10 0 0 1 55 62 4.69 2.029 9.5 0.8 8.7 7.9 0.91
6 Yrs 12 14 .462 4.58 74 35 20 8 4 0 269.1 251 156 137 14 195 147 9 1 16 1217 87 4.39 1.656 8.4 0.5 6.5 4.9 0.75
162 Game Avg. 7 9 .462 4.58 46 22 12 5 2 0 168 157 97 85 9 122 92 6 1 10 759 87 4.39 1.656 8.4 0.5 6.5 4.9 0.75
STL (4 yrs) 3 5 .375 4.75 31 7 6 1 0 0 91.0 75 57 48 2 73 47 5 1 5 406 88 4.41 1.626 7.4 0.2 7.2 4.6 0.64
PHI (2 yrs) 9 9 .500 4.37 34 27 8 7 4 0 167.0 164 88 81 11 111 90 4 0 10 756 90 4.36 1.647 8.8 0.6 6.0 4.9 0.81
DET (1 yr) 0 0 6.35 9 1 6 0 0 0 11.1 12 11 8 1 11 10 0 0 1 55 62 4.69 2.029 9.5 0.8 8.7 7.9 0.91
NL (5 yrs) 12 14 .462 4.50 65 34 14 8 4 0 258.0 239 145 129 13 184 137 9 1 15 1162 89 4.38 1.640 8.3 0.5 6.4 4.8 0.74
AL (1 yr) 0 0 6.35 9 1 6 0 0 0 11.1 12 11 8 1 11 10 0 0 1 55 62 4.69 2.029 9.5 0.8 8.7 7.9 0.91
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
1947 24 STL NL 10.0 2 1 1 0.90 3.97 0.00 0.00 95.1 3.78 3 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.5 4 .678 .502
1948 25 STL NL 44.1 13 4 27 5.48 4.53 -0.05 0.00 104.2 4.77 -4 -0.4 1.5 -0.1 0.0 1 .472 .498
1949 26 STL NL 33.2 14 2 28 7.49 4.74 0.10 0.00 99.8 4.63 -11 -1.0 .6 0.1 -0.6 -7 .426 .494
1950 27 STL NL 2.0 2 0 1 4.50 4.97 0.06 0.00 105.8 5.19 0 0.0 1.2 -0.0 0.0 0 .508 .500
1950 27 PHI NL 60.2 14 8 32 4.75 4.47 0.19 0.00 98.4 4.22 -3 -0.3 .1 -0.0 0.3 3 .476 .498
1951 28 PHI NL 106.0 20 18 56 4.75 4.39 -0.01 0.00 97.1 4.27 -6 -0.6 .2 -0.0 0.5 5 .472 .496
1952 29 DET AL 11.1 9 1 11 8.74 4.58 -0.20 0.00 102.4 4.89 -5 -0.5 .4 0.1 -0.3 -4 .443 .497
6 Seasons 268.0 74 34 156 5.24 4.47 0.04 0.00 99.1 4.40 -25 -2.4 .7 0.0 0.4 3 .467 .497
STL (4 yrs) 90.0 31 7 57 5.70 4.55 0.02 0.00 101.6 4.61 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .467 .496
PHI (2 yrs) 166.2 34 26 88 4.75 4.42 0.06 0.00 97.6 4.25 -9 -0.9 .1 -0.1 0.8 8 .473 .497
DET (1 yr) 11.1 9 1 11 8.74 4.58 -0.20 0.00 102.4 4.89 -5 -0.5 .4 0.1 -0.3 -4 .443 .497

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1947 24 STL NL 2 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 162 2 0 0 0 /1
1948 25 STL NL 20 20 20 2 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 7 .300 .300 .400 .700 83 8 0 0 0 1
1949 26 STL NL 21 8 8 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .250 .250 .375 .625 63 3 0 0 0 1
1950 27 TOT NL 23 20 19 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .158 .200 .158 .358 -4 3 0 0 0 1
1950 27 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1950 27 PHI NL 21 20 19 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .158 .200 .158 .358 -4 3 0 0 0 1
1951 28 PHI NL 36 37 35 7 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 11 .143 .167 .143 .310 -15 5 0 0 1 1
1952 29 DET AL 9 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 86 1 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 111 92 89 17 19 3 0 0 8 1 0 2 23 .213 .231 .247 .478 28 22 0 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 134 130 25 28 4 0 0 12 1 3 34 .213 .231 .247 .478 28 32 0 0 1
STL (4 yrs) 45 32 32 6 10 3 0 0 3 0 0 9 .313 .313 .406 .719 88 13 0 0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 57 57 54 11 8 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 14 .148 .179 .148 .327 -11 8 0 0 1
DET (1 yr) 9 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 86 1 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 102 89 86 17 18 3 0 0 6 1 0 2 23 .209 .227 .244 .471 26 21 0 0 1
AL (1 yr) 9 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 86 1 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
1947 24 STL NL 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .537 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1948 25 STL NL 20 20 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1949 26 STL NL 21 8 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1950 27 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1950 27 PHI NL 21 20 -3 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1951 28 PHI NL 36 37 -6 -1 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 29 DET AL 9 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
6 Seasons 111 92 -9 -0 1 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
STL (4 yrs) 45 32 -1 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .501 0.3 0.0 3
PHI (2 yrs) 57 57 -9 -0 1 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
DET (1 yr) 9 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1950 27 PHI NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 1 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
1947 STL NL 24 P 2 1 1 10.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00 .965 2.07 2.05
1948 STL NL 25 P 13 4 0 45.1 9 0 8 1 0 .889 1.59 0.62 .963 2.10 2.08 0 2 100% 0
1949 STL NL 26 P 14 2 0 33.2 16 1 13 2 1 .875 3.74 1.00 .953 2.03 2.02 1 1 50% 42% 0
1950 TOT NL 27 P 16 9 3 62.2 15 1 14 0 0 1.000 2.15 0.94 .961 2.13 2.10 2 0 0% 43% 1
1950 STL NL 27 P 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50 .960 2.25 2.10 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 27 P 14 9 3 60.2 14 1 13 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.00 .961 2.12 2.10 2 0 0% 43% 1
1951 PHI NL 28 P 20 18 4 106.1 19 4 15 0 4 1.000 1.61 0.95 .962 2.14 2.14 4 4 50% 43% 0
1952 DET AL 29 P 9 1 0 11.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.38 0.33 .967 2.06 2.10 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 74 35 8 269.1 64 7 54 3 5 .953 2.04 0.82 .960 2.11 2.09 7 7 50% 37% 1
6 Seasons TOT 74 35 8 269.1 64 7 54 3 5 .953 2.04 0.82 .960 2.11 2.09 7 7 50% 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.
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

Shutouts s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1950 NL  5 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1666th), 0.5 career WAR/0.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Kenneth Hook king keny kenny Ken Wandersee jonson jonhson johson Johnson jhonson

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