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Max Lanier

Hubert Max Lanier

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 18, 1915 in Denton, NC
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1934. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1938 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Browns 1938-1953

Final Game: July 4, 1953 (Age 37)
Died: January 30, 2007 in Lecanto, FL
Buried: Dunnellon Memorial Gardens, Dunnellon, FL
Relatives: Father of Hal Lanier
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #390. George Zettlein… #391. Jouett Meekin… #392. Tim Lincecum… #393. MAX LANIER… #394. Red Donahue… #395. Ben Sheets… #396. Bob Knepper… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1938 22 STL NL 0 3 .000 4.20 4.59 18 3 4 1 0 0 45.0 57 30 21 1 28 14 2 0 0 215 94 1.889 11.4 0.2 5.6 2.8 0.50
1939 23 STL NL 2 1 .667 2.39 3.34 7 6 0 2 0 0 37.2 29 11 10 0 13 14 1 0 0 149 174 1.115 6.9 0.0 3.1 3.3 1.08
1940 24 STL NL 9 6 .600 3.34 3.14 35 11 14 4 2 3 105.0 113 50 39 1 38 49 1 0 4 458 119 1.438 9.7 0.1 3.3 4.2 1.29
1941 25 STL NL 10 8 .556 2.82 2.96 35 18 6 8 2 3 153.0 126 59 48 4 59 93 1 2 2 628 134 1.209 7.4 0.2 3.5 5.5 1.58
1942 26 STL NL 13 8 .619 2.96 2.74 34 20 11 8 2 2 161.0 137 55 53 4 60 93 2 0 3 657 116 1.224 7.7 0.2 3.4 5.2 1.55
1943 27 STL NL 15 7 .682 1.90 2.52 32 25 5 14 2 3 213.1 195 62 45 3 75 123 2 0 0 882 178 1.266 8.2 0.1 3.2 5.2 1.64 AS
1944 28 STL NL 17 12 .586 2.65 2.56 33 30 3 16 5 0 224.1 192 82 66 5 71 141 3 0 0 908 135 1.172 7.7 0.2 2.8 5.7 1.99 AS,MVP-26
1945 29 STL NL 2 2 .500 1.73 2.23 4 3 0 3 0 0 26.0 22 10 5 0 8 16 0 0 0 108 221 1.154 7.6 0.0 2.8 5.5 2.00
1946 30 STL NL 6 0 1.000 1.93 2.40 6 6 0 6 2 0 56.0 45 13 12 1 19 36 1 0 0 221 180 1.143 7.2 0.2 3.1 5.8 1.89
1949 33 STL NL 5 4 .556 3.82 3.55 15 15 0 4 1 0 92.0 92 42 39 5 35 37 0 0 0 396 108 1.380 9.0 0.5 3.4 3.6 1.06
1950 34 STL NL 11 9 .550 3.13 3.68 27 27 0 10 2 0 181.1 173 70 63 13 68 89 1 5 0 771 137 1.329 8.6 0.6 3.4 4.4 1.31
1951 35 STL NL 11 9 .550 3.26 3.84 31 23 6 9 2 1 160.0 149 60 58 14 50 59 1 1 2 660 122 1.244 8.4 0.8 2.8 3.3 1.18
1952 36 NYG NL 7 12 .368 3.94 4.24 37 16 10 6 1 5 137.0 124 64 60 11 65 47 3 0 2 584 94 1.380 8.1 0.7 4.3 3.1 0.72
1953 37 TOT MLB 0 1 .000 7.16 5.67 13 1 3 0 0 0 27.2 36 22 22 3 22 10 0 0 0 135 61 2.096 11.7 1.0 7.2 3.3 0.45
1953 37 NYG NL 0 0 6.75 5.97 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 8 4 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 26 68 2.063 13.5 1.7 5.1 3.4 0.67
1953 37 SLB AL 0 1 .000 7.25 5.59 10 1 2 0 0 0 22.1 28 18 18 2 19 8 0 0 0 109 59 2.104 11.3 0.8 7.7 3.2 0.42
14 Yrs 108 82 .568 3.01 3.22 327 204 62 91 21 17 1619.1 1490 630 541 65 611 821 18 8 13 6772 126 1.297 8.3 0.4 3.4 4.6 1.34
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .568 3.01 3.22 42 26 8 12 3 2 207 191 81 69 8 78 105 2 1 2 867 126 1.297 8.3 0.4 3.4 4.6 1.34
STL (12 yrs) 101 69 .594 2.84 3.07 277 187 49 85 20 12 1454.2 1330 544 459 51 524 764 15 8 11 6053 133 1.275 8.2 0.3 3.2 4.7 1.46
NYG (2 yrs) 7 12 .368 4.05 4.30 40 16 11 6 1 5 142.1 132 68 64 12 68 49 3 0 2 610 92 1.405 8.3 0.8 4.3 3.1 0.72
SLB (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.25 5.59 10 1 2 0 0 0 22.1 28 18 18 2 19 8 0 0 0 109 59 2.104 11.3 0.8 7.7 3.2 0.42
NL (14 yrs) 108 81 .571 2.95 3.18 317 203 60 91 21 17 1597.0 1462 612 523 63 592 813 18 8 13 6663 128 1.286 8.2 0.4 3.3 4.6 1.37
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.25 5.59 10 1 2 0 0 0 22.1 28 18 18 2 19 8 0 0 0 109 59 2.104 11.3 0.8 7.7 3.2 0.42

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
1938 22 STL NL 45.0 18 3 30 6.00 4.48 -0.13 0.00 105.9 4.88 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .469 .497
1939 23 STL NL 37.2 7 6 11 2.63 4.62 0.10 0.00 106.8 4.83 9 1.1 1.0 -0.0 1.4 13 .654 .507
1940 24 STL NL 105.0 35 11 50 4.29 4.43 -0.19 0.00 103.6 4.78 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.6 15 .519 .504
1941 25 STL NL 153.0 35 18 59 3.47 4.42 0.26 0.00 103.4 4.30 15 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.0 28 .548 .510
1942 26 STL NL 160.2 34 20 55 3.08 4.28 0.12 0.00 102.5 4.26 22 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.0 33 .580 .517
1943 27 STL NL 213.1 32 25 62 2.62 3.99 0.32 0.00 101.2 3.70 25 3.1 1.0 -0.1 4.8 42 .598 .519 AS
1944 28 STL NL 224.1 33 30 82 3.29 4.29 0.40 0.00 99.2 3.86 15 1.6 1.0 -0.2 3.4 33 .550 .510 $10,000 AS,MVP-26
1945 29 STL NL 26.0 4 3 10 3.46 4.35 0.12 0.00 100.0 4.23 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .556 .501
1946 30 STL NL 56.0 6 6 13 2.09 3.91 0.10 0.00 100.2 3.83 11 1.4 -0.0 1.9 16 .731 .509 $10,500
1949 33 STL NL 92.0 15 15 42 4.11 4.58 0.11 0.00 102.0 4.56 4 0.5 -0.0 1.4 15 .531 .503 $23,000
1950 34 STL NL 181.1 27 27 70 3.47 4.72 0.07 0.00 102.2 4.75 26 2.9 -0.1 4.6 46 .606 .518
1951 35 STL NL 160.0 31 23 60 3.38 4.34 0.25 0.00 101.0 4.13 14 1.5 2.5 0.0 3.1 30 .547 .509
1952 36 NYG NL 137.0 37 16 64 4.20 4.17 0.11 0.00 98.1 3.98 -4 -0.4 1.6 -0.2 0.9 10 .490 .498
1953 37 NYG NL 5.1 3 0 4 6.75 4.88 -0.03 0.00 103.2 5.06 -1 -0.1 .2 0.0 -0.0 -0 .469 .499
1953 37 SLB AL 22.1 10 1 18 7.25 4.76 -0.27 0.00 105.0 5.29 -5 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .449 .497
14 Seasons 1619.0 327 204 630 3.50 4.34 0.17 0.00 101.5 4.24 135 15.8 1.2 -0.9 30.1 279 .548 .508 $43,500
STL (12 yrs) 1454.1 277 187 544 3.37 4.35 0.18 0.00 101.8 4.24 145 16.7 1.1 -0.7 29.6 272 .560 .510 $43,500
NYG (2 yrs) 142.1 40 16 68 4.30 4.20 0.11 0.00 98.3 4.02 -4 -0.5 1.4 -0.1 0.9 10 .488 .498
SLB (1 yr) 22.1 10 1 18 7.25 4.76 -0.27 0.00 105.0 5.29 -5 -0.5 1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .449 .497

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
1942 26 STL NL WS W NYY 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 1.000 6.8 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.00
1943 27 STL NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 1.76 3 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 5 3 1 3 0 13 0 0 1 62 1.043 7.6 0.6 1.8 7.6 4.33
1944 28 STL NL WS W SLB 1 0 1.000 2.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.1 8 3 3 0 8 1 11 0 0 1 53 1.297 5.8 0.0 5.8 8.0 1.38
3 Yrs (3 Series) 2 1 .667 1.71 7 4 2 0 0 0 31.2 24 10 6 1 12 1 25 0 0 2 132 1.137 6.8 0.3 3.4 7.1 2.08
3 WS 2 1 .667 1.71 7 4 2 0 0 0 31.2 24 10 6 1 12 1 25 0 0 2 132 1.137 6.8 0.3 3.4 7.1 2.08

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1938 22 STL NL 18 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 -22 1 0 0 0 1
1939 23 STL NL 7 16 14 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .333 .286 .619 64 4 0 0 1 /1
1940 24 STL NL 35 32 30 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .200 .226 .200 .426 16 6 4 0 1 1
1941 25 STL NL 35 55 52 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .192 .208 .192 .400 10 10 1 0 2 1
1942 26 STL NL 34 56 47 6 12 0 0 0 4 0 5 5 .255 .327 .255 .582 66 12 2 0 4 1
1943 27 STL NL 32 85 73 8 12 0 0 0 5 0 1 5 .164 .176 .164 .340 -4 12 1 0 11 1 AS
1944 28 STL NL 33 87 77 11 14 1 0 0 2 0 4 2 .182 .222 .195 .417 17 15 1 0 6 1 AS,MVP-26
1945 29 STL NL 4 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0 2 0 0 0 /1
1946 30 STL NL 6 26 25 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .200 .231 .200 .431 21 5 1 0 0 /1
1949 33 STL NL 15 34 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .074 .167 .074 .241 -34 2 3 0 4 1
1950 34 STL NL 27 75 68 5 11 1 1 0 10 0 3 10 .162 .197 .206 .403 4 14 3 0 4 1
1951 35 STL NL 31 57 53 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .151 .167 .151 .318 -14 8 1 0 3 1
1952 36 NYG NL 38 47 41 4 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .268 .286 .317 .603 66 13 0 0 5 1
1953 37 TOT MLB 13 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 1 0 0 0 1
1953 37 NYG NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1953 37 SLB AL 10 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 0 1
14 Yrs 328 599 535 46 99 4 1 0 27 0 0 23 45 .185 .219 .196 .415 14 105 17 0 41
162 Game Avg. 162 296 264 23 49 2 0 0 13 0 11 22 .185 .219 .196 .415 14 52 8 0 20
STL (12 yrs) 277 545 487 42 87 2 1 0 25 0 0 22 40 .179 .214 .187 .401 10 91 17 0 36
NYG (2 yrs) 41 48 42 4 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .262 .279 .310 .589 62 13 0 0 5
SLB (1 yr) 10 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 0
NL (14 yrs) 318 593 529 46 98 4 1 0 27 0 0 23 44 .185 .219 .197 .416 14 104 17 0 41
AL (1 yr) 10 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 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
1938 22 STL NL 18 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1939 23 STL NL 7 16 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1940 24 STL NL 35 32 -3 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1941 25 STL NL 35 55 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1942 26 STL NL 34 56 -2 0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1943 27 STL NL 32 85 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1 AS
1944 28 STL NL 33 87 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 1 AS,MVP-26
1945 29 STL NL 4 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1946 30 STL NL 6 26 -2 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,500 /1
1949 33 STL NL 15 34 -6 -0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $23,000 1
1950 34 STL NL 27 75 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1951 35 STL NL 31 57 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 36 NYG NL 38 47 -2 -0 0 0 5 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .510 .502 0.4 0.0 3 1
1953 37 NYG NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1953 37 SLB AL 10 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
14 Seasons 328 599 -63 0 0 0 61 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $43,500
STL (12 yrs) 277 545 -61 0 0 0 55 -5 -0.7 0 -5 -0.7 .498 .500 -0.6 -0.1 -5 $43,500
NYG (2 yrs) 41 48 -2 -0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 3
SLB (1 yr) 10 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 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
1942 26 STL NL WS NYY W 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1943 27 STL NL WS NYY L 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1944 28 STL NL WS SLB W 2 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 7 10 9 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .444 .889 4 0 0 1 0 0
3 WS 7 10 9 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .444 .889 4 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1938 STL NL 22 P 18 3 1 45.0 14 3 9 2 1 .857 2.40 0.67 .964 2.20 2.19
1939 STL NL 23 P 7 6 2 37.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.67 1.00 .960 2.20 2.16
1940 STL NL 24 P 35 11 4 105.0 34 5 26 3 1 .912 2.66 0.89 .962 2.22 2.22 2 0 0% 0
1941 STL NL 25 P 35 18 8 153.0 47 10 37 0 2 1.000 2.76 1.34 .965 2.23 2.21 0 1 100% 2
1942 STL NL 26 P 34 20 8 161.0 45 5 38 2 1 .956 2.40 1.26 .968 2.35 2.35 1 3 75% 1
1943 STL NL 27 P 32 25 14 213.1 52 8 43 1 2 .981 2.15 1.59 .961 2.25 2.25 3 0 0% 1 AS
1944 STL NL 28 P 33 30 16 224.1 50 8 39 3 3 .940 1.89 1.42 .961 2.14 2.13 0 2 100% 0 AS,MVP-26
1945 STL NL 29 P 4 3 3 26.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.38 1.00 .962 2.18 2.17 1 0 0% 0
1946 STL NL 30 P 6 6 6 56.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 1.77 1.83 .960 2.23 2.22 0 3 100% 2
1949 STL NL 33 P 15 15 4 92.0 14 2 12 0 2 1.000 1.37 0.93 .953 2.04 2.02 2 0 0% 42% 2
1950 STL NL 34 P 27 27 10 181.1 44 12 31 1 2 .977 2.13 1.59 .961 2.12 2.10 0 1 100% 43% 0
1951 STL NL 35 P 31 23 9 160.0 39 9 28 2 5 .949 2.08 1.19 .962 2.14 2.14 0 4 100% 43% 3
1952 NYG NL 36 P 37 16 6 137.0 53 13 37 3 4 .943 3.28 1.35 .953 2.18 2.16 0 4 100% 44% 1
1953 TOT MLB 37 P 13 1 0 27.2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 1.63 0.38 .958 1.95 1.95 0 1 100% 51% 1
1953 NYG NL 37 P 3 0 0 5.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.33 .960 2.02 2.03 0 0 1
1953 SLB AL 37 P 10 1 0 22.1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 1.61 0.40 .958 1.93 1.93 0 1 100% 51% 0
14 Seasons P 327 204 91 1619.1 419 78 324 17 25 .959 2.23 1.23 .961 2.19 2.18 9 19 68% 19% 13
14 Seasons TOT 327 204 91 1619.1 419 78 324 17 25 .959 2.23 1.23 .961 2.19 2.18 9 19 68% 19% 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.
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 NL (26, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1942 NL  4.0 (5th)
1943 NL  4.8 (5th)
1950 NL  4.6 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1943 NL  1.90 (1st)
1944 NL  2.65 (5th)
1950 NL  3.13 (5th)
1951 NL  3.26 (9th)
Career  3.01 (170th)

Wins s c a p y
1943 NL  15 (6th)
1944 NL  17 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1943 NL  .682 (6th)
1944 NL  .586 (10th)
Career  .568 (235th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1944 NL  1.172 (9th)
1951 NL  1.244 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 NL  7.658 (6th)
1943 NL  8.227 (10th)
1944 NL  7.703 (3rd)
Career  8.281 (222nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  2.813 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 NL  5.199 (2nd)
1943 NL  5.189 (3rd)
1944 NL  5.657 (1st)

Saves s c a p y
1940 NL  3 (6th)
1941 NL  3 (9th)
1943 NL  3 (10th)
1952 NL  5 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1941 NL  93 (8th)
1942 NL  93 (7th)
1943 NL  123 (4th)
1944 NL  141 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1944 NL  16 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (3rd)
1950 NL  2 (9th)
Career  21 (230th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1942 NL  1.550 (6th)
1943 NL  1.640 (5th)
1944 NL  1.986 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 NL  0.224 (6th)
1943 NL  0.127 (1st)
1944 NL  0.201 (2nd)
1950 NL  0.645 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1943 NL  178 (1st)
1944 NL  135 (5th)
1950 NL  137 (3rd)
1951 NL  122 (8th)
Career  126 (64th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1942 NL  2.74 (3rd)
1943 NL  2.52 (1st)
1944 NL  2.56 (2nd)
1950 NL  3.68 (10th)
Career  3.22 (220th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (9th)
1943 NL  31 (2nd)
1944 NL  22 (7th)
1950 NL  23 (8th)
1951 NL  15 (9th)
Career  135 (162nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1941 NL  1.6 (10th)
1943 NL  3.5 (2nd)
1944 NL  2.3 (7th)
1950 NL  2.4 (7th)
1951 NL  1.6 (9th)
Career  14.7 (147th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1942 NL  15.41 (5th)
1943 NL  16.52 (3rd)
1944 NL  24.11 (1st)
1950 NL  33.56 (4th)
Career  100.24 (152nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.5 (7th)
1942 NL  2.2 (5th)
1943 NL  2.8 (3rd)
1944 NL  2.0 (2nd)
1946 NL  1.5 (9th)
1950 NL  3.4 (7th)
1951 NL  2.5 (6th)
Career  15.7 (105th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.1 (9th)
1942 NL  1.0 (10th)
1943 NL  2.2 (3rd)
1944 NL  2.1 (2nd)
1950 NL  2.4 (8th)
1951 NL  1.0 (10th)
Career  10.8 (139th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.7 (6th)
1943 NL  1.8 (4th)
1944 NL  2.6 (1st)
1950 NL  3.5 (4th)
Career  10.9 (145th)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 NL  born 1915-08-18 (10th)
1952 NL  born 1915-08-18 (7th)
1953 NL  born 1915-08-18 (5th)
1953 AL  born 1915-08-18 (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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (480), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 70 (360), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 35 (394), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (300th), 29.8 career WAR/24.5 7yr-peak WAR/27.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194428St. Louis Cardinals$10,000F. Turner, When the Boys Came Back 59
194630St. Louis Cardinals$10,500F. Turner, When the Boys Came Back 59
194933St. Louis Cardinals$23,000W. Marshall, Baseball's Pivotal Era 245
Career to date (may be incomplete)$43,500
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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