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Nellie King

Nelson Joseph King

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 15, 1928 in Shenandoah, PA
High School: Milton Hershey HS for Orphans (Hershey, PA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1954 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1955 [*]
Team: Pirates 1954-1957

Final Game: September 15, 1957 (Age 29)
Died: August 11, 2010 in Mount Lebanon, PA
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
1954 26 PIT NL 0 0 5.14 4 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 10 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 31 85 1.97 1.571 12.9 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00
1955 27 PIT NL 1 3 .250 2.98 17 4 7 0 0 0 54.1 60 24 18 2 14 3 21 2 0 0 232 138 2.96 1.362 9.9 0.3 2.3 3.5 1.50
1956 28 PIT NL 4 1 .800 3.15 38 0 21 0 0 5 60.0 54 24 21 8 19 5 25 1 1 2 246 119 4.27 1.217 8.1 1.2 2.9 3.8 1.32
1957 29 PIT NL 2 1 .667 4.50 36 0 19 0 0 1 52.0 69 27 26 7 16 6 23 2 0 1 229 85 4.36 1.635 11.9 1.2 2.8 4.0 1.44
4 Yrs 7 5 .583 3.58 95 4 50 0 0 6 173.1 193 80 69 17 50 14 72 5 1 3 738 109 3.79 1.402 10.0 0.9 2.6 3.7 1.44
162 Game Avg. 5 3 .583 3.58 65 3 34 0 0 4 119 133 55 47 12 34 49 3 1 2 507 109 3.79 1.402 10.0 0.9 2.6 3.7 1.44

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 26 PIT NL 7.0 4 0 5 6.43 4.63 -0.26 0.00 97.5 4.77 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.0 -1 .468 .499
1955 27 PIT NL 54.1 17 4 24 3.98 4.66 -0.27 0.00 101.4 5.00 7 0.8 .9 -0.1 1.3 12 .545 .505
1956 28 PIT NL 60.0 38 0 24 3.60 4.45 -0.02 0.00 101.1 4.52 7 0.8 1.2 -0.0 1.4 12 .521 .505
1957 29 PIT NL 52.0 36 0 27 4.67 4.33 0.35 0.00 100.2 3.98 -4 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.1 1 .489 .498
4 Seasons 173.1 95 4 80 4.15 4.49 0.00 0.00 100.8 4.52 9 1.0 1.1 -0.2 2.7 25 .511 .502

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 26 PIT NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 27 PIT NL 17 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
1956 28 PIT NL 38 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
1957 29 PIT NL 36 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
4 Yrs 95 29 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 49 39 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 9 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 26 PIT NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1955 27 PIT NL 17 14 -4 0 -0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1956 28 PIT NL 38 9 -1 -1 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -0 1
1957 29 PIT NL 36 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
4 Seasons 95 29 -7 -1 0 0 3 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .495 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -4

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 PIT NL 26 P 4 0 0 7.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 3.86 0.75 .960 2.06 2.05 1 0 0% 45% 0
1955 PIT NL 27 P 17 4 0 54.1 13 7 6 0 1 1.000 2.15 0.76 .950 2.04 2.02 4 3 43% 44% 1
1956 PIT NL 28 P 38 0 0 60.0 11 6 5 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.29 .966 2.05 2.03 4 3 43% 41% 2
1957 PIT NL 29 P 36 0 0 52.0 12 6 6 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.33 .962 2.06 2.08 7 1 13% 39% 1
4 Seasons P 95 4 0 173.1 39 19 20 0 2 1.000 2.02 0.41 .959 2.05 2.05 16 7 30% 41% 4
4 Seasons TOT 95 4 0 173.1 39 19 20 0 2 1.000 2.02 0.41 .959 2.05 2.05 16 7 30% 41% 4
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

Games Finished s c a p y
1956 NL  21 (8th)
1957 NL  19 (9th)

                                         

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Nelson Joseph Nellie nelson King

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