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Lou Knerr

Wallace Luther Knerr

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: August 21, 1921 in Denver, PA
School: Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1945 (Age 23.239, 7,703rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Senators 1945-1947

Final Game: June 7, 1947 (Age 25.290)
Died: March 27, 1980 in Reading, PA
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Denver, PA
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Standard Pitching

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
1945 23 PHA AL 5 11 .313 4.22 27 17 5 5 0 0 130.0 142 77 61 6 74 41 1 0 7 595 80 4.24 1.662 9.8 0.4 5.1 2.8 0.55
1946 24 PHA AL 3 16 .158 5.40 30 22 5 6 0 0 148.1 171 95 89 13 67 58 1 1 1 674 65 4.12 1.604 10.4 0.8 4.1 3.5 0.87
1947 25 WSH AL 0 0 11.00 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 17 13 11 1 8 5 0 0 0 53 35 5.50 2.778 17.0 1.0 8.0 5.0 0.63
3 Yrs 8 27 .229 5.04 63 39 12 11 0 0 287.1 330 185 161 20 149 104 2 1 8 1322 69 4.22 1.667 10.3 0.6 4.7 3.3 0.70
162 Game Avg. 5 18 .229 5.04 42 26 8 7 0 0 192 220 123 107 13 99 69 1 1 5 881 69 4.22 1.667 10.3 0.6 4.7 3.3 0.70
PHA (2 yrs) 8 27 .229 4.85 57 39 10 11 0 0 278.1 313 172 150 19 141 99 2 1 8 1269 71 4.17 1.631 10.1 0.6 4.6 3.2 0.70
WSH (1 yr) 0 0 11.00 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 17 13 11 1 8 5 0 0 0 53 35 5.50 2.778 17.0 1.0 8.0 5.0 0.63
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
1945 23 PHA AL 130.0 27 17 77 5.33 4.00 0.03 0.00 100.0 3.97 -19 -2.1 .9 -0.1 -1.1 -11 .424 .487 $4,000
1946 24 PHA AL 148.1 30 22 95 5.76 4.22 -0.28 0.00 102.0 4.59 -20 -2.1 1.2 -0.1 -0.9 -8 .431 .487 $4,000
1947 25 WSH AL 9.0 6 0 13 13.00 4.33 -0.33 0.00 102.1 4.76 -8 -0.8 .4 0.2 -0.5 -8 .368 .495 $6,000
3 Seasons 287.1 63 39 185 5.79 4.13 -0.14 0.00 101.1 4.32 -47 -4.9 .9 -0.0 -2.6 -27 .422 .488 $14,000
PHA (2 yrs) 278.1 57 39 172 5.56 4.12 -0.14 0.00 101.1 4.30 -39 -4.1 1.0 -0.2 -2.0 -19 .428 .487 $8,000
WSH (1 yr) 9.0 6 0 13 13.00 4.33 -0.33 0.00 102.1 4.76 -8 -0.8 .4 0.2 -0.5 -8 .368 .495 $6,000

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1945 23 PHA AL 291 27 593 501 77 142 15 4 6 4 3 74 41 .283 .377 .365 .742 .300 183 10 1 17 0 8
1946 24 PHA AL 469 30 675 594 95 171 15 4 13 2 2 67 58 .288 .361 .392 .753 .302 233 4 1 13 0 2
1947 25 WSH AL 15 6 53 42 13 17 2 1 1 0 0 8 5 .405 .500 .571 1.071 .444 24 0 0 3 0 1
3 Yrs 775 63 1321 1137 185 330 32 9 20 6 5 149 104 .290 .373 .387 .760 .306 440 14 2 33 0 11
162 Game Avg. 517 42 881 758 123 220 21 6 13 4 3 99 69 .290 .373 .387 .760 .306 293 9 1 22 0 7
MLB Averages .259 .331 .344 .675 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1945 23 PHA AL -14.7 -1.5 317 -1.6 4.4 -6.0 .95 -1.5 -0.2 -17.9 -1.8 1.08 -14.6 0 1 2
1946 24 PHA AL -27.2 -2.7 214 -0.9 3.4 -4.2 1.03 -0.5 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2 1.00 -4.8 1 2 0
1947 25 WSH AL -7.4 -0.7 38 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 .31 -0.3 -0.3 -4.9 -0.5 1.30 -3.3 0 0 5
3 Yrs -49.3 -4.9 569 -2.7 7.9 -10.5 .94 -2.3 -0.5 -24.6 -2.5 1.06 -22.7 1 3 7

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1945 23 PHA AL 27 17 4 10 3 2 6 6 11 .353 0 1 5 0 8 47% 45.5 69 8 2 0 6 9 3.0 4.2 6.3
1946 24 PHA AL 30 22 3 15 4 0 5 3 19 .136 0 0 6 0 8 36% 43.6 69 22 2 2 10 8 3.2 0.9 5.9
2 Yrs 57 39 7 25 7 2 11 9 30 .231 0 1 11 0 16 41% 44 69 8 4 2 16 17 3.1 3.0 6.1
MLB Averages .500 55% 51 115 -11 4.2 4.5 6.8

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1945 23 PHA AL 27 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% .954 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 7.1
1946 24 PHA AL 30 8 5 0 1 1 0 1 0% 1 0 1 0 0% 1.034 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 5 1 3 0 6.9
1947 25 WSH AL 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 8 .313 0 0 5 0 0 5 2 3 3 2 2 0 4.5
3 Yrs 63 24 12 1 2 1 0 1 0% 1 0 6 2 33% .940 1 3 7 2 0 9 4 7 12 6 6 1 6.4

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1945 23 PHA AL 593 64% 1.0% 6.9% 12.5% 4.2% 18% 1.35 77% 78 10 13%
1946 24 PHA AL 675 55% 1.9% 8.6% 9.9% 4.7% 19% 0.68 77% 50 4 8%
1947 25 WSH AL 53 63% 1.9% 9.4% 15.1% 7.6% 24% 0.70 68% 14 0 0%
3 Yrs 1321 61% 1.5% 7.9% 11.3% 4.6% 19% 0.99 77% 142 14 10%
MLB Averages 51% 1.3% 9.4% 9.2% 4.4% 19% 0.94 78% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1945 23 PHA AL 302 142 6 0 9 1 0 1 0 19 12 1 63% 8 7 0 142 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 291
1946 24 PHA AL 206 171 13 0 3 2 2 0 4 10 8 0 80% 2 1 0 98 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 469
1947 25 WSH AL 38 17 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 60% 1 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
3 Yrs 546 330 20 0 17 3 2 1 4 34 23 3 68% 11 8 0 261 6 5 55% 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 775
MLB Averages 53% 55%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1945 23 5 11 .313 4.22 27 17 5 5 0 0 130.0 142 77 61 6 74 41 1 0 7 595 80 1.662 9.8 0.4 5.1 2.8 0.55 80
1946 24 8 27 .229 4.85 57 39 10 11 0 0 278.1 313 172 150 19 141 99 2 1 8 1269 71 1.631 10.1 0.6 4.6 3.2 0.70 71
1947 25 8 27 .229 5.04 63 39 12 11 0 0 287.1 330 185 161 20 149 104 2 1 8 1322 69 1.667 10.3 0.6 4.7 3.3 0.70 69

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1945 23 6 9 .400 5.48 138.0 165 93 84 7 86 43 1 1.819 10.8 5.6 2.8 0.50 0.5 27
1946 24 7 10 .412 5.63 155.0 190 108 97 14 74 61 1 1.703 11.0 4.3 3.5 0.82 0.8 30
1947 25 0 1 .000 13.00 9.0 18 14 13 1 8 5 0 2.889 18.0 8.0 5.0 0.63 1.0 6
3 Yrs 13 20 .394 5.78 302.0 373 215 194 22 168 109 2 1.791 11.1 3.2 0.65 0.7 63



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Losses s c a p y
1946 AL  16 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1946 AL  89 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1945 AL  7 (2nd)

             

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