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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

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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
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

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
1945 23 PHA AL 28 48 47 3 9 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 5 .191 .191 .213 .404 18 10 2 0 1 1
1946 24 PHA AL 30 53 50 1 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .180 .212 .220 .432 22 11 2 1 1 1
1947 25 WSH AL 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 464 1 0 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 64 102 98 4 19 3 0 0 10 0 0 1 13 .194 .210 .224 .434 25 22 4 1 2
162 Game Avg. 162 258 248 10 48 8 0 0 25 0 0 3 33 .194 .210 .224 .434 25 56 10 3 5
PHA (2 yrs) 58 101 97 4 18 3 0 0 10 0 0 1 13 .186 .202 .216 .419 20 21 4 1 2
WSH (1 yr) 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 464 1 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
1945 23 PHA AL 28 48 -5 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $4,000 1
1946 24 PHA AL 30 53 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000 1
1947 25 WSH AL 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $6,000 /1
3 Seasons 64 102 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 1 $14,000
PHA (2 yrs) 58 101 -10 0 0 0 10 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 0 $8,000
WSH (1 yr) 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $6,000

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
1945 PHA AL 23 P 27 17 5 130.0 35 10 24 1 3 .971 2.35 1.26 .955 2.24 2.23 4 3 43% 0
1946 PHA AL 24 P 30 22 6 148.1 30 4 26 0 0 1.000 1.82 1.00 .951 2.01 1.99 2 2 50% 0
1947 WSH AL 25 P 6 0 0 9.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 3.00 0.50 .955 1.90 1.90 0 0 0
3 Seasons P 63 39 11 287.1 69 14 53 2 3 .971 2.10 1.06 .953 2.11 2.08 6 5 45% 0% 0
3 Seasons TOT 63 39 11 287.1 69 14 53 2 3 .971 2.10 1.06 .953 2.11 2.08 6 5 45% 0% 0
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

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)

             

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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1945 23 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 24 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 25 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,000
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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