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Syl Johnson

Sylvester W. Johnson
Born Sylvester Johnson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 31, 1900 in Portland, OR
High School: Portland HS (Portland, OR) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1922 (Age 21.114, 5,119th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies/Tigers/Reds 1922-1940

Last Game: September 14, 1940 (Age 39.258)
Died: February 20, 1985 in Portland, OR
Buried: Portland Memorial Cemetery, Portland, OR
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #534. Ismael Valdez… #535. Bill Bernhard… #536. Ben Sanders… #537. SYL JOHNSON… #538. Jim Tobin… #539. Barney Pelty… #540. Bob Smith… 

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
1922 21 DET AL 7 3 .700 3.71 29 8 13 3 0 1 97.0 99 52 40 7 30 29 4 0 2 407 105 4.40 1.330 9.2 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.97
1923 22 DET AL 12 7 .632 3.98 37 18 11 7 0 0 176.1 181 82 78 12 47 93 3 0 3 734 97 3.61 1.293 9.2 0.6 2.4 4.7 1.98
1924 23 DET AL 5 4 .556 4.93 29 9 12 2 0 3 104.0 117 63 57 8 42 55 5 0 1 467 83 4.34 1.529 10.1 0.7 3.6 4.8 1.31
1925 24 DET AL 0 2 .000 3.46 6 0 5 0 0 0 13.0 11 7 5 1 10 5 0 0 1 57 128 5.65 1.615 7.6 0.7 6.9 3.5 0.50
1926 25 STL NL 0 3 .000 4.22 19 6 5 1 0 0 49.0 54 27 23 3 15 10 2 0 0 208 93 4.34 1.408 9.9 0.6 2.8 1.8 0.67
1927 26 STL NL 0 0 6.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 76 6.03 1.000 9.0 3.0 0.0 6.0
1928 27 STL NL 8 4 .667 3.90 34 6 15 2 0 4 120.0 117 53 52 6 33 66 4 1 1 504 104 3.38 1.250 8.8 0.5 2.5 5.0 2.00
1929 28 STL NL 13 7 .650 3.60 42 19 16 12 3 3 182.1 186 88 73 11 56 80 7 1 0 780 132 4.11 1.327 9.2 0.5 2.8 3.9 1.43
1930 29 STL NL 12 10 .545 4.65 32 24 6 9 2 2 187.2 215 105 97 13 38 92 4 0 2 793 109 4.09 1.348 10.3 0.6 1.8 4.4 2.42
1931 30 STL NL 11 9 .550 3.00 32 24 6 12 2 2 186.0 186 73 62 9 29 82 2 0 3 766 133 3.36 1.156 9.0 0.4 1.4 4.0 2.83
1932 31 STL NL 5 14 .263 4.92 32 22 6 7 0 2 164.2 199 103 90 14 35 70 4 0 3 720 81 3.98 1.421 10.9 0.8 1.9 3.8 2.00
1933 32 STL NL 3 3 .500 4.29 35 1 24 0 0 3 84.0 89 45 40 7 16 28 3 0 2 354 81 3.89 1.250 9.5 0.8 1.7 3.0 1.75
1934 33 TOT NL 5 9 .357 3.46 44 10 21 4 3 3 140.1 131 64 54 16 24 54 1 1 1 566 136 4.37 1.105 8.4 1.0 1.5 3.5 2.25
1934 33 CIN NL 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 9 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 157 7.02 1.350 12.2 2.7 0.0 0.0
1934 33 PHI NL 5 9 .357 3.50 42 10 21 4 3 3 133.2 122 58 52 14 24 54 1 1 1 537 135 4.23 1.092 8.2 0.9 1.6 3.6 2.25
1935 34 PHI NL 10 8 .556 3.56 37 18 12 8 1 6 174.2 182 79 69 15 31 89 3 0 0 737 128 3.74 1.219 9.4 0.8 1.6 4.6 2.87
1936 35 PHI NL 5 7 .417 4.30 39 8 19 1 0 7 111.0 129 60 53 10 29 48 3 0 1 485 106 4.44 1.423 10.5 0.8 2.4 3.9 1.66
1937 36 PHI NL 4 10 .286 5.02 32 15 10 4 0 3 138.0 155 81 77 19 22 46 2 0 1 574 87 4.69 1.283 10.1 1.2 1.4 3.0 2.09
1938 37 PHI NL 2 7 .222 4.23 22 6 6 2 0 0 83.0 87 43 39 4 11 21 0 0 0 342 94 3.44 1.181 9.4 0.4 1.2 2.3 1.91
1939 38 PHI NL 8 8 .500 3.81 22 13 5 6 0 2 111.0 112 50 47 10 15 37 1 0 0 453 103 3.91 1.144 9.1 0.8 1.2 3.0 2.47
1940 39 PHI NL 2 2 .500 4.20 17 2 13 2 0 2 40.2 37 22 19 6 5 13 0 0 1 165 93 4.48 1.033 8.2 1.3 1.1 2.9 2.60
19 Yrs 112 117 .489 4.06 542 209 206 82 11 43 2165.2 2290 1099 977 172 488 920 48 3 22 9124 105 4.00 1.283 9.5 0.7 2.0 3.8 1.89
162 Game Avg. 10 11 .489 4.06 49 19 19 7 1 4 196 207 100 88 16 44 83 4 0 2 826 105 4.00 1.283 9.5 0.7 2.0 3.8 1.89
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
STL (8 yrs) 52 50 .510 4.05 228 102 79 43 7 16 976.2 1049 496 439 64 222 430 26 2 11 4137 106 3.85 1.301 9.7 0.6 2.0 4.0 1.94
PHI (7 yrs) 36 51 .414 4.05 211 72 86 27 4 23 792.0 824 393 356 78 137 308 10 1 4 3293 108 4.12 1.213 9.4 0.9 1.6 3.5 2.25
DET (4 yrs) 24 16 .600 4.15 101 35 41 12 0 4 390.1 408 204 180 28 129 182 12 0 7 1665 95 4.07 1.376 9.4 0.6 3.0 4.2 1.41
CIN (1 yr) 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 9 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 157 7.02 1.350 12.2 2.7 0.0 0.0
NL (15 yrs) 88 101 .466 4.04 441 174 165 70 11 39 1775.1 1882 895 797 144 359 738 36 3 15 7459 107 3.98 1.262 9.5 0.7 1.8 3.7 2.06
AL (4 yrs) 24 16 .600 4.15 101 35 41 12 0 4 390.1 408 204 180 28 129 182 12 0 7 1665 95 4.07 1.376 9.4 0.6 3.0 4.2 1.41
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
1922 21 DET AL 95.0 29 8 52 4.93 4.73 -0.08 0.00 97.9 4.71 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.8 8 .494 .499
1923 22 DET AL 176.1 37 18 82 4.19 4.69 0.00 0.00 96.6 4.53 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.4 26 .518 .504
1924 23 DET AL 105.1 29 9 63 5.38 5.00 0.07 0.00 97.4 4.80 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.3 5 .474 .495
1925 24 DET AL 13.0 6 0 7 4.85 5.00 0.08 0.00 95.4 4.69 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .495 .500
1926 25 STL NL 49.0 19 6 27 4.96 4.66 0.28 0.00 103.3 4.53 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .486 .498
1927 26 STL NL 3.0 2 0 2 6.00 5.41 0.29 0.00 104.0 5.33 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .490 .500
1928 27 STL NL 120.0 34 6 53 3.98 4.68 0.10 0.00 102.7 4.71 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 1.9 20 .529 .506
1929 28 STL NL 182.1 42 19 88 4.34 5.30 -0.09 0.00 100.0 5.39 21 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.4 40 .547 .512
1930 29 STL NL 187.2 32 24 105 5.04 5.62 0.02 0.00 101.4 5.68 14 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.7 34 .538 .508
1931 30 STL NL 185.2 32 24 73 3.54 4.37 0.15 0.00 102.0 4.31 16 1.8 1.0 -0.1 3.2 32 .555 .511
1932 31 STL NL 164.2 32 22 103 5.63 4.63 -0.22 0.00 101.9 4.95 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.1 2 .461 .492
1933 32 STL NL 84.0 35 1 45 4.82 4.05 -0.08 0.00 103.5 4.28 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .484 .497
1934 33 CIN NL 6.2 2 0 6 8.10 4.87 -0.39 0.00 102.2 5.38 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .405 .499
1934 33 PHI NL 133.2 42 10 58 3.91 4.95 -0.04 0.00 111.2 5.54 23 2.4 1.0 -0.1 3.5 36 .558 .515
1935 34 PHI NL 174.2 37 18 79 4.07 4.81 -0.38 0.00 113.1 5.87 34 3.6 1.0 -0.1 5.0 50 .597 .522
1936 35 PHI NL 111.0 39 8 60 4.86 4.74 -0.36 0.00 114.8 5.86 12 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.2 23 .531 .508
1937 36 PHI NL 138.0 32 15 81 5.28 4.54 -0.22 0.00 106.4 5.06 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 9 .490 .498
1938 37 PHI NL 83.0 22 6 43 4.66 4.48 -0.37 0.00 100.6 4.88 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.9 9 .511 .501
1939 38 PHI NL 111.0 22 13 50 4.05 4.40 -0.21 0.00 97.7 4.50 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.6 15 .530 .504
1940 39 PHI NL 40.2 17 2 22 4.87 4.50 0.01 0.00 99.9 4.48 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .490 .499
19 Seasons 2164.2 542 209 1099 4.57 4.78 -0.09 0.00 103.1 5.02 107 11.0 1.0 -1.1 29.4 314 .520 .505
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
STL (8 yrs) 976.1 228 102 496 4.57 4.86 -0.00 0.00 101.8 4.94 40 3.8 1.0 -0.5 11.7 129 .517 .504
PHI (7 yrs) 792.0 211 72 393 4.47 4.67 -0.24 0.00 107.7 5.30 72 7.6 1.0 -0.4 14.3 145 .536 .508
DET (4 yrs) 389.2 101 35 204 4.71 4.79 0.00 0.00 97.1 4.65 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 3.6 41 .497 .500
CIN (1 yr) 6.2 2 0 6 8.10 4.87 -0.39 0.00 102.2 5.38 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .405 .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
1928 27 STL NL WS L NYY 0 0 4.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 2.500 18.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1930 29 STL NL WS L PHA 0 0 7.20 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 4 4 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.400 7.2 3.6 5.4 7.2 1.33
1931 ❍ 30 STL NL WS W PHA 0 1 .000 3.00 3 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 10 3 3 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 37 1.222 10.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 6.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 1 .000 4.50 7 1 3 0 0 0 16.0 18 9 8 3 5 0 11 0 0 0 71 1.438 10.1 1.7 2.8 6.2 2.20
3 WS 0 1 .000 4.50 7 1 3 0 0 0 16.0 18 9 8 3 5 0 11 0 0 0 71 1.438 10.1 1.7 2.8 6.2 2.20

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
1922 21 DET AL 29 37 36 5 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 .222 .222 .278 .500 31 10 0 1 1
1923 22 DET AL 37 66 62 6 10 1 2 1 5 0 0 1 19 .161 .188 .290 .478 26 18 1 2 1
1924 23 DET AL 29 38 34 1 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 .206 .250 .265 .515 34 9 0 2 1
1925 24 DET AL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1926 25 STL NL 19 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1927 26 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 27 STL NL 34 42 38 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 3 18 .158 .238 .184 .422 10 7 1 0 1
1929 28 STL NL 42 64 60 4 7 2 1 1 5 0 1 23 .117 .131 .233 .364 -13 14 0 3 1
1930 29 STL NL 32 75 70 9 15 4 0 0 5 1 4 28 .214 .257 .271 .528 25 19 0 1 1
1931 30 STL NL 32 64 60 4 14 2 1 0 7 0 3 16 .233 .270 .300 .570 50 18 0 1 1
1932 31 STL NL 32 54 51 0 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 13 .196 .196 .216 .412 9 11 0 3 1
1933 32 STL NL 35 22 21 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .238 .238 .238 .476 33 5 0 0 1 1
1934 33 TOT NL 44 48 43 9 9 1 0 1 5 0 3 13 .209 .261 .302 .563 43 13 1 0 2 1
1934 33 CIN NL 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 547 4 0 0 0 /1
1934 33 PHI NL 42 46 41 8 8 1 0 0 3 0 3 13 .195 .250 .220 .470 21 9 1 0 2 1
1935 34 PHI NL 37 66 58 6 14 2 0 1 7 0 2 12 .241 .267 .328 .594 53 19 0 0 6 1
1936 35 PHI NL 39 36 36 1 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 7 .250 .250 .278 .528 36 10 1 0 0 1
1937 36 PHI NL 32 50 48 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 15 .146 .146 .167 .312 -18 8 2 0 2 1
1938 37 PHI NL 22 32 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .034 .097 .034 .131 -63 1 2 0 1 1
1939 38 PHI NL 22 39 33 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 11 .152 .200 .152 .352 -2 5 4 0 4 1
1940 39 PHI NL 17 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 1
19 Yrs 542 757 702 51 127 18 5 4 53 1 0 23 214 .181 .209 .238 .447 15 167 11 2 30
162 Game Avg. 162 226 210 15 38 5 1 1 16 0 7 64 .181 .209 .238 .447 15 50 1 9
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
STL (8 yrs) 228 333 312 22 57 10 2 1 24 1 11 107 .183 .213 .237 .450 14 74 0 1 9
PHI (7 yrs) 211 278 253 16 44 5 0 1 18 0 9 71 .174 .202 .206 .408 8 52 11 0 16
DET (4 yrs) 101 144 135 12 25 3 3 1 9 0 0 3 36 .185 .209 .274 .483 26 37 1 5
CIN (1 yr) 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 547 4 0 0 0
NL (15 yrs) 441 613 567 39 102 15 2 3 44 1 20 178 .180 .209 .229 .438 13 130 11 1 25
AL (4 yrs) 101 144 135 12 25 3 3 1 9 0 0 3 36 .185 .209 .274 .483 26 37 1 5

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
1922 21 DET AL 29 37 -4 0 0 0 4 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1923 22 DET AL 37 66 -8 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1924 23 DET AL 29 38 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1925 24 DET AL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1926 25 STL NL 19 12 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1927 26 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 27 STL NL 34 42 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1929 28 STL NL 42 64 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 0.0 -6 1
1930 29 STL NL 32 75 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1931 30 STL NL 32 64 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1932 31 STL NL 32 54 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1933 32 STL NL 35 22 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1934 33 CIN NL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .565 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1934 33 PHI NL 42 46 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 1
1935 34 PHI NL 37 66 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1936 35 PHI NL 39 36 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1937 36 PHI NL 32 50 -8 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1938 37 PHI NL 22 32 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1939 38 PHI NL 22 39 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1940 39 PHI NL 17 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
19 Seasons 542 757 -96 1 0 0 80 -16 -1.6 0 -16 -1.6 .497 .499 -1.6 -0.1 -16
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (8 yrs) 228 333 -45 0 0 0 35 -10 -0.9 0 -10 -0.9 .496 .499 -0.9 -0.0 -10
PHI (7 yrs) 211 278 -36 0 0 0 30 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .497 .500 -0.6 -0.0 -5
DET (4 yrs) 101 144 -16 0 0 0 14 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CIN (1 yr) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .565 .501 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
1928 27 STL NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 29 STL NL WS PHA L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 ❍ 30 STL NL WS PHA W 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
3 WS 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1922 DET AL 21 P 29 8 3 97.0 22 3 17 2 0 .909 1.86 0.69 .963 2.60 2.59
1923 DET AL 22 P 37 18 7 176.1 23 5 17 1 0 .957 1.12 0.59 .959 2.72 2.70
1924 DET AL 23 P 29 9 2 104.0 19 2 17 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.66 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 DET AL 24 P 6 0 0 13.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 4.15 1.00 .960 2.63 2.63
1926 STL NL 25 P 19 6 1 49.0 10 0 10 0 1 1.000 1.84 0.53 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 STL NL 26 P 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .960 2.40 2.30
1928 STL NL 27 P 34 6 2 120.0 24 3 20 1 2 .958 1.72 0.68 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 STL NL 28 P 42 19 12 182.1 25 5 19 1 0 .960 1.18 0.57 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 STL NL 29 P 32 24 9 187.2 26 4 21 1 1 .962 1.20 0.78 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 STL NL 30 P 32 24 12 186.0 30 3 24 3 2 .900 1.31 0.84 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 STL NL 31 P 32 22 7 164.2 33 3 30 0 1 1.000 1.80 1.03 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 STL NL 32 P 35 1 0 84.0 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 1.39 0.37 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 TOT NL 33 P 44 10 4 140.1 16 5 10 1 1 .938 0.96 0.34 .960 2.27 2.24
1934 CIN NL 33 P 2 0 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.30 2.25
1934 PHI NL 33 P 42 10 4 133.2 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.01 0.36 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 PHI NL 34 P 37 18 8 174.2 28 6 20 2 1 .929 1.34 0.70 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 PHI NL 35 P 39 8 1 111.0 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.44 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 PHI NL 36 P 32 15 4 138.0 34 8 25 1 2 .971 2.15 1.03 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 PHI NL 37 P 22 6 2 83.0 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.50 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 PHI NL 38 P 22 13 6 111.0 20 3 17 0 1 1.000 1.62 0.91 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 PHI NL 39 P 17 2 2 40.2 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 1.99 0.53 .962 2.21 2.22 0 0 0
19 Seasons P 542 209 82 2165.2 367 63 291 13 13 .965 1.47 0.65 .960 2.36 2.35 0 0 0
19 Seasons TOT 542 209 82 2165.2 367 63 291 13 13 .965 1.47 0.65 .960 2.36 2.35 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 NL  5.2 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1935 NL  5.0 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1929 NL  3.60 (6th)
1931 NL  3.00 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1923 AL  .632 (5th)
1929 NL  .650 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1923 AL  1.293 (9th)
1929 NL  1.327 (7th)
1930 NL  1.348 (6th)
1931 NL  1.156 (3rd)
1935 NL  1.219 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  9.181 (4th)
1931 NL  9.000 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1923 AL  2.399 (7th)
1930 NL  1.822 (3rd)
1931 NL  1.403 (1st)
1932 NL  1.913 (10th)
1935 NL  1.597 (5th)
Career  2.028 (100th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1923 AL  4.747 (1st)
1929 NL  3.949 (6th)
1930 NL  4.412 (5th)
1931 NL  3.968 (10th)
1935 NL  4.586 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 NL  42 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (3rd)
1935 NL  6 (2nd)
1936 NL  7 (4th)
1937 NL  3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 AL  93 (9th)
1929 NL  80 (8th)
1930 NL  92 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1929 NL  3 (4th)
1930 NL  2 (5th)
1934 NL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1923 AL  12 (4th)
1934 NL  16 (5th)
1935 NL  15 (9th)
1937 NL  19 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1923 AL  1.979 (2nd)
1929 NL  1.429 (6th)
1930 NL  2.421 (2nd)
1931 NL  2.828 (2nd)
1932 NL  2.000 (4th)
1935 NL  2.871 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1930 NL  0.623 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1932 NL  14 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1929 NL  7 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1922 AL  13 (10th)
1928 NL  15 (6th)
1929 NL  16 (8th)
1933 NL  24 (2nd)
1934 NL  21 (2nd)
1936 NL  19 (9th)
Career  206 (234th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1929 NL  132 (3rd)
1931 NL  133 (4th)
1935 NL  128 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1923 AL  3.61 (9th)
1929 NL  4.11 (9th)
1930 NL  4.09 (3rd)
1931 NL  3.36 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1929 NL  22 (9th)
1931 NL  20 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1929 NL  2.0 (10th)
1931 NL  2.0 (9th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1932 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1900-12-31 (9th)
1939 NL  born 1900-12-31 (5th)
1940 NL  born 1900-12-31 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 56 (457), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1063), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (968), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (16th), 27.8 career WAR/22.1 7yr-peak WAR/24.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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