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Dickey Kerr

Richard Henry Kerr
Newspapers gave name as Dickie

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: July 3, 1893 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1919 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1919 [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1919-1925

Final Game: October 4, 1925 (Age 32)
Died: May 4, 1963 in Houston, TX
Buried: Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, TX
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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
1919 25 CHW AL 13 7 .650 2.88 39 17 19 10 1 0 212.1 208 78 68 2 64 79 2 1 2 868 111 2.80 1.281 8.8 0.1 2.7 3.3 1.23
1920 26 CHW AL 21 9 .700 3.37 45 27 14 19 3 5 253.2 266 116 95 7 72 72 4 1 3 1033 111 3.44 1.332 9.4 0.2 2.6 2.6 1.00
1921 27 CHW AL 19 17 .528 4.72 44 37 5 25 3 1 308.2 357 182 162 12 96 80 11 3 5 1360 89 4.13 1.468 10.4 0.3 2.8 2.3 0.83
1925 31 CHW AL 0 1 .000 5.15 12 2 7 0 0 0 36.2 45 23 21 3 18 4 1 0 0 170 81 5.51 1.718 11.0 0.7 4.4 1.0 0.22
4 Yrs 53 34 .609 3.84 140 83 45 54 7 6 811.1 876 399 346 24 250 235 18 5 10 3431 99 3.63 1.388 9.7 0.3 2.8 2.6 0.94
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .609 3.84 43 25 14 16 2 2 247 267 122 106 7 76 72 5 2 3 1046 99 3.63 1.388 9.7 0.3 2.8 2.6 0.94

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
1919 25 CHW AL 211.1 39 17 78 3.32 4.04 0.08 0.00 100.2 3.97 13 1.4 1.0 -0.2 3.4 35 .537 .509
1920 26 CHW AL 252.2 45 27 116 4.13 4.67 0.08 0.00 99.3 4.56 11 1.1 1.0 -0.2 3.6 40 .525 .507 $4,500
1921 27 CHW AL 307.2 44 37 182 5.32 5.31 0.02 0.00 98.0 5.18 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 2.3 32 .485 .496 $4,500
1925 31 CHW AL 36.2 12 2 23 5.65 5.34 0.08 0.00 94.3 4.96 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .477 .498 $1,200
4 Seasons 808.1 140 83 399 4.44 4.78 0.06 0.00 98.8 4.66 13 1.6 1.0 -0.6 9.4 108 .512 .503 $10,200

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
1919 25 CHW AL WS L CIN 2 0 1.000 1.42 2 2 0 2 1 0 19.0 14 4 3 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 72 0.895 6.6 0.0 1.4 2.8 2.00
1 WS 2 0 1.000 1.42 2 2 0 2 1 0 19.0 14 4 3 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 72 0.895 6.6 0.0 1.4 2.8 2.00

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
1919 25 CHW AL 39 85 68 12 17 3 1 0 4 1 9 8 .250 .338 .324 .661 85 22 0 9 1
1920 26 CHW AL 46 97 90 12 14 1 1 0 5 1 0 3 9 .156 .191 .189 .380 1 17 1 4 1
1921 27 CHW AL 45 126 105 14 25 4 3 0 11 2 2 15 8 .238 .339 .333 .672 73 35 1 5 1
1925 31 CHW AL 13 14 12 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .385 .333 .718 87 4 0 1 1
4 Yrs 143 322 275 40 60 8 5 0 21 4 2 28 26 .218 .295 .284 .579 54 78 2 19
162 Game Avg. 162 365 312 45 68 9 6 0 24 5 32 29 .218 .295 .284 .579 54 88 2 22

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
1919 25 CHW AL 39 85 -1 -0 0 0 6 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .514 .503 0.6 0.0 5 1
1920 26 CHW AL 46 97 -13 0 0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 $4,500 1
1921 27 CHW AL 45 126 -4 -0 0 0 12 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .516 .504 0.7 0.0 8 $4,500 1
1925 31 CHW AL 13 14 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $1,200 1
4 Seasons 143 322 -18 0 0 0 27 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .506 .501 0.9 0.0 9 $10,200

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
1919 25 CHW AL WS CIN L 2 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 2 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 1 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 Awards
1919 CHW AL 25 P 39 17 10 212.1 77 7 66 4 0 .948 3.09 1.87 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 CHW AL 26 P 45 27 19 253.2 90 8 81 1 1 .989 3.16 1.98 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 CHW AL 27 P 44 37 25 308.2 98 10 81 7 5 .929 2.65 2.07 .956 2.70 2.68
1925 CHW AL 31 P 12 2 0 36.2 13 1 11 1 3 .923 2.95 1.00 .960 2.65 2.64
4 Seasons P 140 83 54 811.1 278 26 239 13 9 .953 2.94 1.89 .952 2.73 2.72
4 Seasons TOT 140 83 54 811.1 278 26 239 13 9 .953 2.94 1.89 .952 2.73 2.72
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1939 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1951 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1952 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1953 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1954 BBWAA ( 5.2%)
1955 BBWAA (10.0%)

Wins s c a p y
1920 AL  21 (6th)
1921 AL  19 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1919 AL  .650 (8th)
1920 AL  .700 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1919 AL  39 (9th)
1920 AL  45 (3rd)
1921 AL  44 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1920 AL  5 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1921 AL  308.7 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1921 AL  37 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1921 AL  25 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1920 AL  3 (7th)
1921 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1921 AL  12 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1921 AL  96 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1921 AL  357 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1919 AL  0.085 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1921 AL  17 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1921 AL  162 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1921 AL  5 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1921 AL  11 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1921 AL  1,360 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1919 AL  19 (2nd)
1920 AL  14 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1919 AL  2.80 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1920 AL  45 (3rd)
1921 AL  44 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1920 AL  81 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1921 AL  7 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1920 AL  .989 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 28 (854), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 22 (590), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (697), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (850th), 10.3 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/10.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192026Chicago White Sox$4,500*Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsII Seymour at 334:4500.00,
192127Chicago White Sox$4,500II Seymour at 334
192531Chicago White Sox$1,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,200
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Richard Dickey dickie dicky Henry Kerr

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