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Russ Kemmerer

Russell Paul Kemmerer (Rusty, Dutch or Kimmersak)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: November 1, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA
Schools: Glenville State College (Glenville, WV), University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1954 (Age 22.238)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/WhiteSox/Colt.45's/RedSox 1954-1963

Final Game: June 23, 1963 (Age 31.234)
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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
1954 22 BOS AL 5 3 .625 3.82 19 9 3 2 1 0 75.1 71 35 32 4 41 37 2 2 1 328 109 3.82 1.487 8.5 0.5 4.9 4.4 0.90
1955 23 BOS AL 1 1 .500 7.27 7 2 2 0 0 0 17.1 18 14 14 3 15 1 13 0 0 2 82 61 5.71 1.904 9.3 1.6 7.8 6.8 0.87
1957 25 TOT AL 7 11 .389 4.95 40 26 4 6 0 0 176.1 219 112 97 20 73 5 82 2 0 6 795 78 4.28 1.656 11.2 1.0 3.7 4.2 1.12
1957 25 BOS AL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 19 97 3.46 1.750 11.3 0.0 4.5 2.3 0.50
1957 25 WSH AL 7 11 .389 4.96 39 26 4 6 0 0 172.1 214 110 95 20 71 4 81 2 0 5 776 78 4.30 1.654 11.2 1.0 3.7 4.2 1.14
1958 26 WSH AL 6 15 .286 4.61 40 30 2 6 0 0 224.1 234 122 115 25 74 5 111 4 1 7 968 83 3.98 1.373 9.4 1.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
1959 27 WSH AL 8 17 .320 4.50 37 28 5 8 0 0 206.0 221 116 103 20 71 3 89 4 2 10 894 88 4.03 1.417 9.7 0.9 3.1 3.9 1.25
1960 28 TOT AL 6 5 .545 3.59 39 10 9 2 1 2 138.0 129 60 55 7 55 4 86 2 0 6 586 108 3.18 1.333 8.4 0.5 3.6 5.6 1.56
1960 28 WSH AL 0 2 .000 7.79 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.1 18 15 15 2 10 0 10 1 0 1 79 52 4.78 1.615 9.3 1.0 5.2 5.2 1.00
1960 28 CHW AL 6 3 .667 2.98 36 7 9 2 1 2 120.2 111 45 40 5 45 4 76 1 0 5 507 129 2.95 1.293 8.3 0.4 3.4 5.7 1.69
1961 29 CHW AL 3 3 .500 4.38 47 2 10 0 0 2 96.2 102 53 47 10 26 1 35 0 0 2 404 90 4.00 1.324 9.5 0.9 2.4 3.3 1.35
1962 30 TOT MLB 7 4 .636 4.03 56 2 21 0 0 3 96.0 102 48 43 13 26 2 40 3 0 5 408 95 4.45 1.333 9.6 1.2 2.4 3.8 1.54
1962 30 CHW AL 2 1 .667 3.86 20 0 6 0 0 0 28.0 30 14 12 3 11 1 17 0 0 3 125 103 3.97 1.464 9.6 1.0 3.5 5.5 1.55
1962 30 HOU NL 5 3 .625 4.10 36 2 15 0 0 3 68.0 72 34 31 10 15 1 23 3 0 2 283 92 4.65 1.279 9.5 1.3 2.0 3.0 1.53
1963 31 HOU NL 0 0 5.65 17 0 4 0 0 1 36.2 48 28 23 1 8 0 12 0 2 3 164 57 2.83 1.527 11.8 0.2 2.0 2.9 1.50
9 Yrs 43 59 .422 4.46 302 109 60 24 2 8 1066.2 1144 588 529 103 389 21 505 17 7 42 4629 87 3.96 1.437 9.7 0.9 3.3 4.3 1.30
162 Game Avg. 7 10 .422 4.46 50 18 10 4 0 1 176 189 97 88 17 64 84 3 1 7 766 87 3.96 1.437 9.7 0.9 3.3 4.3 1.30
WSH (4 yrs) 21 45 .318 4.76 119 87 11 20 0 0 620.0 687 363 328 67 226 12 291 11 3 23 2717 82 4.11 1.473 10.0 1.0 3.3 4.2 1.29
CHW (3 yrs) 11 7 .611 3.63 103 9 25 2 1 4 245.1 243 112 99 18 82 6 128 1 0 10 1036 107 3.48 1.325 8.9 0.7 3.0 4.7 1.56
BOS (3 yrs) 6 4 .600 4.47 27 11 5 2 1 0 96.2 94 51 48 7 58 2 51 2 2 4 429 94 4.14 1.572 8.8 0.7 5.4 4.7 0.88
HOU (2 yrs) 5 3 .625 4.64 53 2 19 0 0 4 104.2 120 62 54 11 23 1 35 3 2 5 447 77 4.01 1.366 10.3 0.9 2.0 3.0 1.52
AL (8 yrs) 38 56 .404 4.44 249 107 41 24 2 4 962.0 1024 526 475 92 366 20 470 14 5 37 4182 88 3.95 1.445 9.6 0.9 3.4 4.4 1.28
NL (2 yrs) 5 3 .625 4.64 53 2 19 0 0 4 104.2 120 62 54 11 23 1 35 3 2 5 447 77 4.01 1.366 10.3 0.9 2.0 3.0 1.52
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
1954 22 BOS AL 75.1 19 9 35 4.18 4.24 0.05 0.00 108.4 4.55 3 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.9 9 .519 .502
1955 23 BOS AL 17.1 7 2 14 7.27 4.28 0.23 0.00 112.0 4.53 -5 -0.5 .8 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .424 .497
1957 25 BOS AL 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 4.10 0.19 0.00 110.0 4.30 -0 -0.0 .9 -0.0 0.0 0 .493 .500
1957 25 WSH AL 172.1 39 26 110 5.74 4.25 -0.65 0.00 102.4 5.02 -13 -1.4 .8 -0.1 -0.0 -1 .464 .491
1958 26 WSH AL 224.1 40 30 122 4.89 4.26 -0.43 0.00 101.5 4.75 -3 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.4 14 .491 .498
1959 27 WSH AL 206.0 37 28 116 5.07 4.42 -0.38 0.00 101.5 4.87 -3 -0.3 .4 -0.1 1.3 12 .492 .498
1960 28 WSH AL 17.1 3 3 15 7.79 4.67 -0.08 0.08 101.5 4.90 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .338 .497
1960 28 CHW AL 120.2 36 7 45 3.36 4.34 0.28 -0.10 98.2 3.90 8 0.9 1.3 -0.1 1.9 17 .525 .506
1961 29 CHW AL 96.2 47 2 53 4.93 4.64 -0.00 -0.17 98.2 4.39 -5 -0.6 .7 -0.1 0.2 2 .488 .497
1962 30 CHW AL 28.0 20 0 14 4.50 4.46 0.16 -0.18 100.3 4.13 -1 -0.1 .5 -0.0 0.1 1 .496 .499
1962 30 HOU NL 68.0 36 2 34 4.50 4.40 -0.58 -0.15 96.7 4.68 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.7 8 .503 .501
1963 31 HOU NL 36.2 17 0 28 6.87 3.94 -0.52 -0.17 103.4 4.43 -10 -1.1 .6 0.1 -0.6 -7 .433 .493
9 Seasons 1066.2 302 109 588 4.96 4.34 -0.28 -0.05 101.4 4.64 -34 -3.5 .8 -0.6 5.2 49 .488 .498
WSH (4 yrs) 620.0 119 87 363 5.27 4.32 -0.47 0.00 101.7 4.87 -25 -2.5 .8 -0.3 2.3 21 .479 .496
CHW (3 yrs) 245.1 103 9 112 4.11 4.47 0.15 -0.14 98.4 4.12 2 0.3 .8 -0.2 2.2 20 .503 .500
BOS (3 yrs) 96.2 27 11 51 4.75 4.24 0.08 0.00 109.1 4.53 -2 -0.2 .8 -0.1 0.5 5 .493 .501
HOU (2 yrs) 104.2 53 2 62 5.33 4.24 -0.56 -0.16 99.1 4.59 -9 -1.0 .8 0.0 0.1 2 .480 .498

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
1954 22 BOS AL 19 26 21 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 .143 .250 .143 .393 6 3 1 0 2 0 1
1955 23 BOS AL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 25 TOT AL 40 57 46 4 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 4 21 .065 .140 .217 .357 -3 10 0 0 7 0 0 1
1957 25 BOS AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 25 WSH AL 39 56 45 4 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 4 21 .067 .143 .222 .365 -1 10 0 0 7 0 0 1
1958 26 WSH AL 40 73 69 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 28 .159 .183 .159 .343 -4 11 2 0 2 0 0 1
1959 27 WSH AL 37 71 60 1 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 25 .133 .212 .150 .362 2 9 2 0 5 0 0 1
1960 28 TOT AL 39 46 33 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 15 .000 .105 .000 .105 -69 0 2 0 8 1 0 1
1960 28 WSH AL 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1960 28 CHW AL 36 39 29 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 .000 .063 .000 .063 -81 0 2 0 7 1 0 1
1961 29 CHW AL 47 17 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .200 .294 .267 .561 53 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 30 TOT MLB 56 14 11 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .364 .462 .364 .825 131 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 30 CHW AL 20 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 221 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1962 30 HOU NL 36 10 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .400 .333 .733 106 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1963 31 HOU NL 17 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 70 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 302 314 265 13 34 3 0 2 16 0 0 23 113 .128 .197 .162 .359 -0 43 7 0 25 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 168 142 7 18 2 0 1 9 0 0 12 61 .128 .197 .162 .359 -0 23 4 0 13 1
WSH (4 yrs) 119 207 178 8 22 2 0 2 12 0 0 14 75 .124 .188 .169 .356 -1 30 4 0 15 0 0
BOS (3 yrs) 27 30 25 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 12 .120 .214 .120 .334 -10 3 1 0 2 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 103 60 46 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 22 .087 .173 .109 .282 -22 5 2 0 8 1 0
HOU (2 yrs) 53 17 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .313 .353 .313 .665 92 5 0 0 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 249 297 249 12 29 3 0 2 16 0 0 22 109 .116 .188 .153 .340 -6 38 7 0 25 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 53 17 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .313 .353 .313 .665 92 5 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
1954 22 BOS AL 19 26 -3 0 -0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1955 23 BOS AL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1957 25 BOS AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1957 25 WSH AL 39 56 -7 0 -0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1958 26 WSH AL 40 73 -8 0 -0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1959 27 WSH AL 37 71 -8 -0 -0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1960 28 WSH AL 3 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1960 28 CHW AL 36 39 -9 0 -0 0 4 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1961 29 CHW AL 47 17 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 30 CHW AL 20 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1962 30 HOU NL 36 10 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1963 31 HOU NL 17 7 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 302 314 -39 0 -1 0 35 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .498 .500 -0.6 -0.1 -5
WSH (4 yrs) 119 207 -25 -0 -1 0 23 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .498 .499 -0.3 -0.1 -3
BOS (3 yrs) 27 30 -4 0 -0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
CHW (3 yrs) 103 60 -10 0 -0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.1 -3
HOU (2 yrs) 53 17 -0 -0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2

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
1954 BOS AL 22 P 19 9 2 75.1 20 4 14 2 2 .900 2.15 0.95 .959 2.01 1.99 7 4 36% 48% 2
1955 BOS AL 23 P 7 2 0 17.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.04 0.29 .955 1.97 1.97 1 0 0% 47% 0
1957 TOT AL 25 P 40 26 6 176.1 27 4 20 3 2 .889 1.22 0.60 .963 1.99 2.00 5 8 62% 47% 1
1957 BOS AL 25 P 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1957 WSH AL 25 P 39 26 6 172.1 27 4 20 3 2 .889 1.25 0.62 .963 1.99 2.00 5 8 62% 47% 1
1958 WSH AL 26 P 40 30 6 224.1 52 13 37 2 2 .962 2.01 1.25 .963 1.95 1.93 12 5 29% 47% 0
1959 WSH AL 27 P 37 28 8 206.0 57 18 36 3 1 .947 2.36 1.46 .955 2.05 2.03 12 2 14% 40% 0
1960 TOT AL 28 P 39 10 2 138.0 35 12 22 1 1 .971 2.22 0.87 .967 1.96 1.95 3 3 50% 40% 1
1960 WSH AL 28 P 3 3 0 17.1 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 3.63 2.33 .967 1.97 1.93 1 0 0% 40% 0
1960 CHW AL 28 P 36 7 2 120.2 28 9 18 1 1 .964 2.01 0.75 .967 1.96 1.95 2 3 60% 40% 1
1961 CHW AL 29 P 47 2 0 96.2 31 8 21 2 2 .935 2.70 0.62 .954 2.05 2.02 4 2 33% 36% 1
1962 TOT MLB 30 P 56 2 0 96.0 31 8 21 2 1 .935 2.72 0.52 .952 2.07 2.06 8 4 33% 35% 1
1962 CHW AL 30 P 20 0 0 28.0 13 2 9 2 0 .846 3.54 0.55 .958 2.09 2.07 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 HOU NL 30 P 36 2 0 68.0 18 6 12 0 1 1.000 2.38 0.50 .948 2.06 2.05 6 4 40% 34% 1
1963 HOU NL 31 P 17 0 0 36.2 13 5 8 0 1 1.000 3.19 0.76 .951 2.06 2.06 2 0 0% 42% 1
9 Seasons P 302 109 24 1066.2 268 72 181 15 12 .944 2.13 0.84 .959 2.01 2.00 54 28 34% 43% 7
9 Seasons TOT 302 109 24 1066.2 268 72 181 15 12 .944 2.13 0.84 .959 2.01 2.00 54 28 34% 43% 7
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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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Home Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  20 (10th)
1958 AL  25 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1957 AL  219 (8th)
1958 AL  234 (4th)
1959 AL  221 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1958 AL  15 (3rd)
1959 AL  17 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  97 (6th)
1958 AL  115 (2nd)
1959 AL  103 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (5th)
1958 AL  7 (4th)
1959 AL  10 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1958 AL  968 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1957 AL  3 (4th)
1959 AL  3 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (574th), 4.5 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Russell Dutch Kimmersak Paul Russ russell Rusty Rusty,Dutch,Kimmersak Kemmerer

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