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Ed Klieman

Edward Frederick Klieman (Specs or Babe)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 21, 1918 in Norwood, OH
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1943 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Athletics/Senators 1943-1950

Final Game: June 2, 1950 (Age 32)
Died: November 15, 1979 in Homosassa, FL
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1943 25 CLE AL 0 1 .000 1.00 3.63 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 1 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 34 327 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 0.40
1944 26 CLE AL 11 13 .458 3.38 3.63 47 19 14 5 1 5 178.1 185 73 67 4 70 44 7 0 2 764 98 1.430 9.3 0.2 3.5 2.2 0.63
1945 27 CLE AL 5 8 .385 3.85 3.58 38 12 18 4 1 4 126.1 123 60 54 3 49 33 4 0 4 539 84 1.361 8.8 0.2 3.5 2.4 0.67
1946 28 CLE AL 0 0 6.60 4.12 9 0 3 0 0 0 15.0 18 13 11 0 10 2 0 0 1 72 51 1.867 10.8 0.0 6.0 1.2 0.20
1947 29 CLE AL 5 4 .556 3.03 4.08 58 0 34 0 0 17 92.0 78 32 31 5 39 21 2 1 0 384 115 1.272 7.6 0.5 3.8 2.1 0.54
1948 30 CLE AL 3 2 .600 2.60 4.50 44 0 18 0 0 4 79.2 62 26 23 3 46 18 2 0 1 330 157 1.356 7.0 0.3 5.2 2.0 0.39
1949 31 TOT AL 2 0 1.000 4.25 4.18 20 0 15 0 0 3 36.0 41 21 17 2 18 10 0 0 0 163 100 1.639 10.3 0.5 4.5 2.5 0.56
1949 31 WSH AL 0 0 18.00 4.84 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 8 6 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 20 26 3.667 24.0 0.0 9.0 3.0 0.33
1949 31 CHW AL 2 0 1.000 3.00 4.12 18 0 13 0 0 3 33.0 33 15 11 2 15 9 0 0 0 143 140 1.455 9.0 0.5 4.1 2.5 0.60
1950 32 PHA AL 0 0 9.53 4.70 5 0 4 0 0 0 5.2 10 6 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 32 50 2.118 15.9 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.00
8 Yrs 26 28 .481 3.49 3.89 222 32 106 10 2 33 542.0 525 232 210 17 239 130 17 1 9 2318 101 1.410 8.7 0.3 4.0 2.2 0.54
162 Game Avg. 7 7 .481 3.49 3.89 59 9 28 3 1 9 145 141 62 56 5 64 35 5 0 2 621 101 1.410 8.7 0.3 4.0 2.2 0.54
CLE (6 yrs) 24 28 .462 3.36 3.86 197 32 87 10 2 30 500.1 474 205 187 15 219 120 15 1 8 2123 103 1.385 8.5 0.3 3.9 2.2 0.55
WSH (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 4.84 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 8 6 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 20 26 3.667 24.0 0.0 9.0 3.0 0.33
PHA (1 yr) 0 0 9.53 4.70 5 0 4 0 0 0 5.2 10 6 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 32 50 2.118 15.9 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.00
CHW (1 yr) 2 0 1.000 3.00 4.12 18 0 13 0 0 3 33.0 33 15 11 2 15 9 0 0 0 143 140 1.455 9.0 0.5 4.1 2.5 0.60

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
1943 25 CLE AL 9.0 1 1 1 1.00 3.47 0.20 0.00 102.0 3.33 2 0.3 -0.0 0.4 3 .814 .502
1944 26 CLE AL 178.1 47 19 73 3.68 4.12 0.09 0.00 96.5 3.89 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.7 17 .509 .502
1945 27 CLE AL 126.1 38 12 60 4.27 4.00 -0.11 0.00 97.2 4.00 -3 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.5 5 .490 .498
1946 28 CLE AL 15.0 9 0 13 7.80 4.35 -0.02 0.00 92.6 4.04 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .427 .496
1947 29 CLE AL 92.0 58 0 32 3.13 4.15 0.44 0.00 93.1 3.45 4 0.4 2.0 0.1 1.2 10 .507 .502
1948 30 CLE AL 79.2 44 0 26 2.94 4.84 0.51 0.00 98.4 4.25 12 1.2 1.4 0.1 2.0 18 .527 .507
1949 31 WSH AL 3.0 2 0 6 18.00 4.94 -0.50 0.00 99.6 5.43 -4 -0.4 .0 0.2 -0.2 -4 .324 .498
1949 31 CHW AL 33.0 18 0 15 4.09 4.84 0.16 0.00 98.7 4.62 2 0.2 1.3 -0.0 0.4 5 .511 .501
1950 32 PHA AL 5.2 5 0 6 9.53 5.29 -0.16 0.00 95.7 5.21 -3 -0.2 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .450 .498
8 Seasons 542.0 222 32 232 3.85 4.26 0.16 0.00 96.5 3.96 6 0.8 1.4 0.1 5.4 46 .504 .502
CLE (6 yrs) 500.1 197 32 205 3.69 4.21 0.17 0.00 96.3 3.89 11 1.2 1.5 -0.0 5.3 47 .506 .502
WSH (1 yr) 3.0 2 0 6 18.00 4.94 -0.50 0.00 99.6 5.43 -4 -0.4 .0 0.2 -0.2 -4 .324 .498
PHA (1 yr) 5.2 5 0 6 9.53 5.29 -0.16 0.00 95.7 5.21 -3 -0.2 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .450 .498
CHW (1 yr) 33.0 18 0 15 4.09 4.84 0.16 0.00 98.7 4.62 2 0.2 1.3 -0.0 0.4 5 .511 .501

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
1948 30 CLE AL WS W BSN 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
1 WS 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00

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
1943 25 CLE AL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1944 26 CLE AL 47 63 57 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 18 .105 .164 .105 .269 -21 6 2 0 2 1
1945 27 CLE AL 38 43 40 1 8 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 13 .200 .220 .325 .545 61 13 2 0 2 1
1946 28 CLE AL 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1947 29 CLE AL 58 21 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .105 .190 .105 .296 -15 2 0 0 1 1
1948 30 CLE AL 44 16 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .143 .250 .143 .393 7 2 0 0 0 1
1949 31 TOT AL 20 11 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 3 0 0 2 1
1949 31 WSH AL 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 437 1 0 0 0 /1
1949 31 CHW AL 18 10 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 2 0 0 2 1
1950 32 PHA AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 222 159 144 4 21 2 0 1 8 0 0 9 51 .146 .196 .181 .377 8 26 4 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 116 105 3 15 1 0 1 6 0 0 7 37 .146 .196 .181 .377 8 19 3 0 5
CLE (6 yrs) 197 147 134 3 18 2 0 1 8 0 0 9 49 .134 .189 .172 .360 4 23 4 0 5
WSH (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 437 1 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 18 10 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 2 0 0 2

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
1943 25 CLE AL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .444 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1944 26 CLE AL 47 63 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1945 27 CLE AL 38 43 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1946 28 CLE AL 9 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1947 29 CLE AL 58 21 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1948 30 CLE AL 44 16 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1949 31 WSH AL 2 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1949 31 CHW AL 18 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1950 32 PHA AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
8 Seasons 222 159 -18 -0 0 0 15 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -3
CLE (6 yrs) 197 147 -17 0 0 0 14 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 -0.0 -3
WSH (1 yr) 2 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 0.0 0
PHA (1 yr) 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHW (1 yr) 18 10 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .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
1948 30 CLE AL WS BSN W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1943 CLE AL 25 P 1 1 1 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 2.00 .965 2.30 2.30 0 2 100% 0
1944 CLE AL 26 P 47 19 5 178.1 51 15 35 1 2 .980 2.52 1.06 .960 2.09 2.10 2 1 33% 0
1945 CLE AL 27 P 38 12 4 126.1 51 12 37 2 3 .961 3.49 1.29 .955 2.24 2.23 3 2 40% 0
1946 CLE AL 28 P 9 0 0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.04 1.99
1947 CLE AL 29 P 58 0 0 92.0 33 12 20 1 3 .970 3.13 0.55 .955 1.92 1.90 5 3 38% 50% 0
1948 CLE AL 30 P 44 0 0 79.2 25 4 21 0 1 1.000 2.82 0.57 .963 2.02 1.99 3 3 50% 48% 1
1949 TOT AL 31 P 20 0 0 36.0 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 3.00 0.60 .962 2.12 2.09 0 1 100% 46% 0
1949 WSH AL 31 P 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10 0 0 0
1949 CHW AL 31 P 18 0 0 33.0 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 3.27 0.67 .962 2.13 2.09 0 1 100% 46% 0
1950 PHA AL 32 P 5 0 0 5.2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .950 2.06 2.00 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 222 32 10 542.0 175 46 124 5 10 .971 2.82 0.77 .958 2.09 2.04 13 12 48% 29% 1
8 Seasons TOT 222 32 10 542.0 175 46 124 5 10 .971 2.82 0.77 .958 2.09 2.04 13 12 48% 29% 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

Games Played s c a p y
1944 AL  47 (4th)
1945 AL  38 (6th)
1947 AL  58 (1st)
1948 AL  44 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1944 AL  5 (7th)
1945 AL  4 (3rd)
1947 AL  17 (1st)
1949 AL  3 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 AL  0.202 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 AL  7 (3rd)
1945 AL  4 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1945 AL  18 (5th)
1947 AL  34 (3rd)
1948 AL  18 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1944 AL  47 (4th)
1947 AL  58 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1944 AL  15 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (480), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 16 (1239), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1606), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (535th), 5.1 career WAR/5.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.4 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: Edward Babe Specs Frederick ep Edward eddy eddie Ed Specs,Babe Klieman

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