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Ken Kravec

Kenneth Peter Kravec

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 29, 1951 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Midpark HS (Middleburg Heights, OH)
School: Ashland University (Ashland, OH)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1975 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Cubs 1975-1982

Final Game: October 3, 1982 (Age 31)
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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
1975 23 CHW AL 0 1 .000 6.23 7.66 2 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 1 3 3 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 22 68 2.077 2.1 0.0 16.6 2.1 0.13
1976 24 CHW AL 1 5 .167 4.89 3.88 9 8 0 1 0 0 49.2 49 28 27 3 32 0 38 1 1 3 226 74 1.631 8.9 0.5 5.8 6.9 1.19
1977 25 CHW AL 11 8 .579 4.10 3.31 26 25 0 6 1 0 166.2 161 87 76 12 57 0 125 6 1 4 718 100 1.308 8.7 0.6 3.1 6.8 2.19
1978 26 CHW AL 11 16 .407 4.08 4.03 30 30 0 7 2 0 203.0 188 104 92 22 95 1 154 10 1 7 890 94 1.394 8.3 1.0 4.2 6.8 1.62
1979 27 CHW AL 15 13 .536 3.74 4.22 36 35 1 10 3 1 250.0 208 115 104 20 111 3 132 14 1 3 1041 114 1.276 7.5 0.7 4.0 4.8 1.19
1980 28 CHW AL 3 6 .333 6.94 5.72 20 15 1 0 0 0 81.2 100 71 63 13 44 3 37 5 1 5 394 58 1.763 11.0 1.4 4.8 4.1 0.84
1981 29 CHC NL 1 6 .143 5.06 3.80 24 12 2 0 0 0 78.1 80 48 44 5 39 6 50 4 1 2 356 74 1.519 9.2 0.6 4.5 5.7 1.28
1982 30 CHC NL 1 1 .500 6.12 4.84 13 2 2 0 0 0 25.0 27 20 17 3 18 2 20 0 0 1 123 62 1.800 9.7 1.1 6.5 7.2 1.11
8 Yrs 43 56 .434 4.47 4.12 160 128 6 24 6 1 858.2 814 476 426 78 404 15 557 40 6 25 3770 90 1.418 8.5 0.8 4.2 5.8 1.38
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .434 4.47 4.12 38 30 1 6 1 0 203 192 112 101 18 95 4 132 9 1 6 890 90 1.418 8.5 0.8 4.2 5.8 1.38
CHW (6 yrs) 41 49 .456 4.35 4.13 123 114 2 24 6 1 755.1 707 408 365 70 347 7 487 36 5 22 3291 93 1.395 8.4 0.8 4.1 5.8 1.40
CHC (2 yrs) 2 7 .222 5.31 4.05 37 14 4 0 0 0 103.1 107 68 61 8 57 8 70 4 1 3 479 70 1.587 9.3 0.7 5.0 6.1 1.23
AL (6 yrs) 41 49 .456 4.35 4.13 123 114 2 24 6 1 755.1 707 408 365 70 347 7 487 36 5 22 3291 93 1.395 8.4 0.8 4.1 5.8 1.40
NL (2 yrs) 2 7 .222 5.31 4.05 37 14 4 0 0 0 103.1 107 68 61 8 57 8 70 4 1 3 479 70 1.587 9.3 0.7 5.0 6.1 1.23

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
1975 23 CHW AL 4.1 2 1 3 6.23 4.38 -0.22 -0.10 105.4 4.75 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .463 .500
1976 24 CHW AL 49.2 9 8 28 5.07 3.95 -0.27 0.10 102.5 4.43 -3 -0.4 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .458 .498
1977 25 CHW AL 166.2 26 25 87 4.70 4.48 -0.55 0.14 99.9 5.18 8 0.9 1.9 -0.1 2.4 25 .534 .505
1978 26 CHW AL 203.0 30 30 104 4.61 4.14 -0.06 0.13 102.2 4.42 -4 -0.5 -0.1 1.4 15 .484 .497
1979 27 CHW AL 250.0 36 35 115 4.14 4.67 0.07 0.15 100.7 4.78 18 1.9 6.0 -0.1 4.2 44 .551 .511
1980 28 CHW AL 81.2 20 15 71 7.82 4.59 -0.08 0.10 101.5 4.84 -27 -2.5 .5 0.0 -1.8 -19 .373 .484 $150,000
1981 29 CHC NL 78.1 24 12 48 5.51 3.91 -0.62 0.03 107.9 4.92 -6 -0.7 .5 -0.0 0.0 1 .471 .496
1982 30 CHC NL 25.0 13 2 20 7.20 3.87 -0.18 -0.11 102.7 4.05 -9 -0.9 .8 0.0 -0.7 -7 .427 .494
8 Seasons 858.2 160 128 476 4.99 4.37 -0.19 0.12 101.8 4.75 -25 -2.4 .8 -0.3 5.7 59 .485 .500 $150,000
CHW (6 yrs) 755.1 123 114 408 4.86 4.43 -0.14 0.13 101.1 4.75 -10 -0.7 1.3 -0.3 6.4 65 .494 .501 $150,000
CHC (2 yrs) 103.1 37 14 68 5.92 3.90 -0.51 -0.01 106.7 4.71 -15 -1.7 .6 -0.0 -0.7 -5 .455 .495

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
1975 23 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 24 CHW AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1977 25 CHW AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 26 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 27 CHW AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 28 CHW AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 29 CHC NL 25 21 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .000 .118 .000 .118 -65 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
1982 30 CHC NL 13 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 161 25 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 0 0 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 25 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 0 0 0 4 0 0
CHW (6 yrs) 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 38 25 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 0 0 0 4 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 38 25 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .143 .000 .143 -57 0 0 0 4 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
1975 23 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1976 24 CHW AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1977 25 CHW AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 26 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1979 27 CHW AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 28 CHW AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $150,000 1
1981 29 CHC NL 25 21 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1982 30 CHC NL 13 4 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 161 25 -4 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 $150,000
CHW (6 yrs) 123 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $150,000
CHC (2 yrs) 38 25 -4 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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
1975 CHW AL 23 P 2 1 0 4.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 8.31 2.00 .940 1.87 1.85 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 24 P 9 8 1 49.2 8 0 7 1 0 .875 1.27 0.78 .950 1.87 1.88 3 3 50% 34% 2
1977 CHW AL 25 P 26 25 6 166.2 33 6 26 1 2 .970 1.73 1.23 .948 1.95 1.93 12 4 25% 39% 2
1978 CHW AL 26 P 30 30 7 203.0 35 7 25 3 1 .914 1.42 1.07 .954 1.90 1.88 25 9 26% 38% 1
1979 CHW AL 27 P 36 35 10 250.0 44 8 35 1 1 .977 1.55 1.19 .949 1.92 1.89 16 17 52% 36% 6
1980 CHW AL 28 P 20 15 0 81.2 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 2.20 1.00 .957 1.85 1.85 9 1 10% 35% 1
1981 CHC NL 29 P 24 12 0 78.1 20 3 16 1 0 .950 2.18 0.79 .959 1.96 1.98 10 5 33% 33% 1
1982 CHC NL 30 P 13 2 0 25.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.44 0.31 .952 1.94 1.97 6 0 0% 32% 0
8 Seasons P 160 128 24 858.2 168 32 129 7 4 .958 1.69 1.01 .952 1.92 1.91 81 39 33% 36% 13
8 Seasons TOT 160 128 24 858.2 168 32 129 7 4 .958 1.69 1.01 .952 1.92 1.91 81 39 33% 36% 13
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.
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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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 AL  7.488 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1977 AL  6.750 (7th)
1978 AL  6.828 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1979 AL  250.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1978 AL  154 (8th)
1979 AL  132 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1979 AL  35 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1979 AL  3 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 AL  95 (5th)
1979 AL  111 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1977 AL  2.193 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1977 AL  0.648 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1978 AL  16 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1978 AL  10 (1st)
1979 AL  14 (1st)
1981 NL  4 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1979 AL  1,041 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1977 AL  3.31 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 AL  2.0 (10th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1273), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1760), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1583), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1096th), 5.6 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 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
198028Chicago White Sox$150,0001981 TSN GuidePlayer loss; demand $175K
Career to date (may be incomplete)$150,000
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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