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Paul LaPalme

Paul Edmore LaPalme (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 14, 1923 in Springfield, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 28, 1951 (Age 27.165)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/WhiteSox/Cardinals/Redlegs 1951-1957

Final Game: August 28, 1957 (Age 33.257)
Died: February 7, 2010 in Leominster, MA
Buried: St. Leo Cemetery, Leominster, MA
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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
1951 27 PIT NL 1 5 .167 6.29 22 8 8 1 1 0 54.1 79 48 38 6 31 24 1 1 3 272 67 4.80 2.025 13.1 1.0 5.1 4.0 0.77
1952 28 PIT NL 1 2 .333 3.92 31 2 16 0 0 0 59.2 56 33 26 6 37 25 1 0 5 265 102 4.77 1.559 8.4 0.9 5.6 3.8 0.68
1953 29 PIT NL 8 16 .333 4.59 35 24 7 7 1 2 176.1 191 107 90 20 64 86 0 0 9 777 97 4.18 1.446 9.7 1.0 3.3 4.4 1.34
1954 30 PIT NL 4 10 .286 5.52 33 15 7 2 0 0 120.2 147 79 74 15 54 57 0 1 8 552 75 4.41 1.666 11.0 1.1 4.0 4.3 1.06
1955 31 STL NL 4 3 .571 2.75 56 0 18 0 0 3 91.2 76 36 28 10 34 9 39 1 1 1 378 147 4.08 1.200 7.5 1.0 3.3 3.8 1.15
1956 32 TOT MLB 5 5 .500 3.93 41 2 17 0 0 2 73.1 61 34 32 9 33 2 27 0 0 4 311 104 4.58 1.282 7.5 1.1 4.1 3.3 0.82
1956 32 TOT NL 2 4 .333 6.51 12 2 3 0 0 0 27.2 30 20 20 7 6 0 4 0 0 2 118 62 6.02 1.301 9.8 2.3 2.0 1.3 0.67
1956 32 STL NL 0 0 81.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 4 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 7 11.37 9.000 54.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
1956 32 CIN NL 2 4 .333 4.67 11 2 3 0 0 0 27.0 26 14 14 7 4 0 4 0 0 0 110 85 5.89 1.111 8.7 2.3 1.3 1.3 1.00
1956 32 CHW AL 3 1 .750 2.36 29 0 14 0 0 2 45.2 31 14 12 2 27 2 23 0 0 2 193 174 3.70 1.270 6.1 0.4 5.3 4.5 0.85
1957 33 CHW AL 1 4 .200 3.35 35 0 21 0 0 7 40.1 35 16 15 5 19 1 19 1 0 3 169 113 4.61 1.339 7.8 1.1 4.2 4.2 1.00
7 Yrs 24 45 .348 4.42 253 51 94 10 2 14 616.1 645 353 303 71 272 12 277 4 3 33 2724 95 4.40 1.488 9.4 1.0 4.0 4.0 1.02
162 Game Avg. 5 10 .348 4.42 57 11 21 2 0 3 138 144 79 68 16 61 62 1 1 7 609 95 4.40 1.488 9.4 1.0 4.0 4.0 1.02
PIT (4 yrs) 14 33 .298 4.99 121 49 38 10 2 2 411.0 473 267 228 47 186 192 2 2 25 1866 86 4.42 1.603 10.4 1.0 4.1 4.2 1.03
STL (2 yrs) 4 3 .571 3.31 57 0 18 0 0 3 92.1 80 42 34 10 36 9 39 1 1 3 386 123 4.13 1.256 7.8 1.0 3.5 3.8 1.08
CHW (2 yrs) 4 5 .444 2.83 64 0 35 0 0 9 86.0 66 30 27 7 46 3 42 1 0 5 362 140 4.13 1.302 6.9 0.7 4.8 4.4 0.91
CIN (1 yr) 2 4 .333 4.67 11 2 3 0 0 0 27.0 26 14 14 7 4 0 4 0 0 0 110 85 5.89 1.111 8.7 2.3 1.3 1.3 1.00
NL (6 yrs) 20 40 .333 4.68 189 51 59 10 2 5 530.1 579 323 276 64 226 9 235 3 3 28 2362 90 4.44 1.518 9.8 1.1 3.8 4.0 1.04
AL (2 yrs) 4 5 .444 2.83 64 0 35 0 0 9 86.0 66 30 27 7 46 3 42 1 0 5 362 140 4.13 1.302 6.9 0.7 4.8 4.4 0.91
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
1951 27 PIT NL 53.1 22 8 48 8.10 4.88 -0.16 0.00 103.6 5.22 -17 -1.7 .4 0.1 -1.0 -12 .424 .490
1952 28 PIT NL 59.2 31 2 33 4.98 4.46 -0.16 0.00 106.1 4.90 -1 -0.1 .8 -0.1 0.5 5 .498 .500
1953 29 PIT NL 176.1 35 24 107 5.46 4.84 -0.01 0.00 104.2 5.06 -6 -0.6 1.2 -0.1 1.1 12 .482 .496
1954 30 PIT NL 120.2 33 15 79 5.89 4.71 -0.24 0.00 101.8 5.04 -11 -1.1 .7 -0.1 0.1 1 .467 .493
1955 31 STL NL 91.2 56 0 36 3.53 4.76 0.15 0.00 101.3 4.66 13 1.4 1.4 0.2 2.5 21 .525 .509
1956 32 STL NL 0.2 1 0 6 81.00 4.93 0.58 0.00 100.0 4.35 -6 -0.4 .3 0.1 -0.2 -6 .142 .498
1956 32 CIN NL 27.0 11 2 14 4.67 4.01 0.10 0.00 104.3 4.08 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .487 .499
1956 32 CHW AL 46.0 29 0 14 2.74 4.77 0.08 0.00 99.6 4.67 9 1.0 1.2 0.0 1.4 14 .534 .506
1957 33 CHW AL 40.1 35 0 16 3.57 4.33 0.37 0.00 99.3 3.93 2 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.6 5 .506 .501
7 Seasons 615.2 253 51 353 5.16 4.69 -0.02 0.00 102.8 4.85 -17 -1.4 1.2 0.2 5.1 42 .495 .500
PIT (4 yrs) 410.0 121 49 267 5.86 4.75 -0.12 0.00 103.7 5.05 -35 -3.4 .8 -0.2 0.7 7 .472 .495
STL (2 yrs) 92.1 57 0 42 4.09 4.76 0.16 0.00 101.2 4.66 8 1.0 1.4 0.3 2.3 16 .518 .508
CHW (2 yrs) 86.1 64 0 30 3.13 4.56 0.22 0.00 99.4 4.32 11 1.2 1.5 0.1 2.0 19 .518 .503
CIN (1 yr) 27.0 11 2 14 4.67 4.01 0.10 0.00 104.3 4.08 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .487 .499

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
1951 27 PIT NL 22 13 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .250 .100 .350 -3 1 0 0 0 1
1952 28 PIT NL 31 11 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 -19 2 0 0 1 1
1953 29 PIT NL 35 63 59 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .085 .100 .085 .185 -51 5 2 0 3 1
1954 30 PIT NL 33 39 35 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 .143 .167 .229 .395 3 8 0 1 3 0 1
1955 31 STL NL 56 20 19 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .211 .250 .263 .513 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
1956 32 TOT MLB 41 13 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .300 .500 30 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1956 32 TOT NL 12 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 224 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 32 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1956 32 CIN NL 11 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 224 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 32 CHW AL 29 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1957 33 CHW AL 36 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 223 2 0 1 1 0 0 1
7 Yrs 254 166 147 13 20 4 1 0 6 0 0 5 29 .136 .175 .177 .352 -6 26 2 2 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 106 94 8 13 3 1 0 4 0 0 3 18 .136 .175 .177 .352 -6 17 1 1 7
PIT (4 yrs) 121 126 114 11 12 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 23 .105 .136 .140 .276 -27 16 2 1 7 0
STL (2 yrs) 57 20 19 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .211 .250 .263 .513 37 5 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (2 yrs) 65 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 46 2 0 1 2 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 11 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 224 3 0 0 2 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 189 152 137 13 18 4 1 0 4 0 0 4 25 .131 .162 .175 .337 -11 24 2 1 9 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 65 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 46 2 0 1 2 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
1951 27 PIT NL 22 13 -2 -1 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1952 28 PIT NL 31 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1953 29 PIT NL 35 63 -12 -0 0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1954 30 PIT NL 33 39 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1955 31 STL NL 56 20 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
1956 32 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1956 32 CIN NL 11 6 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .525 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1956 32 CHW AL 29 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1957 33 CHW AL 36 7 1 -0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
7 Seasons 254 166 -21 -0 0 0 18 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -3
PIT (4 yrs) 121 126 -21 -0 0 0 14 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .494 .499 -0.7 -0.0 -7
STL (2 yrs) 57 20 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0
CHW (2 yrs) 65 14 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
CIN (1 yr) 11 6 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .525 .502 0.3 -0.0 3

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
1951 PIT NL 27 P 22 8 1 54.1 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 1.66 0.45 .962 2.14 2.14 1 1 50% 42% 0
1952 PIT NL 28 P 31 2 0 59.2 17 1 15 1 1 .941 2.41 0.52 .953 2.19 2.16 2 2 50% 44% 0
1953 PIT NL 29 P 35 24 7 176.1 32 5 23 4 1 .875 1.43 0.80 .956 2.06 2.02 8 2 20% 0
1954 PIT NL 30 P 33 15 2 120.2 26 7 19 0 1 1.000 1.94 0.79 .960 2.07 2.06 3 4 57% 45% 1
1955 STL NL 31 P 56 0 0 91.2 27 7 19 1 1 .963 2.55 0.46 .950 2.04 2.02 7 0 0% 44% 0
1956 TOT MLB 32 P 41 2 0 73.1 17 1 16 0 2 1.000 2.09 0.41 .955 1.96 1.94 1 1 50% 42% 1
1956 TOT NL 32 P 12 2 0 27.2 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.63 0.42 .966 2.05 2.02 1 0 0% 41% 0
1956 STL NL 32 P 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00 0 0 0
1956 CIN NL 32 P 11 2 0 27.0 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.67 0.45 .966 2.03 2.03 1 0 0% 41% 0
1956 CHW AL 32 P 29 0 0 45.2 12 1 11 0 1 1.000 2.36 0.41 .950 1.91 1.91 0 1 100% 44% 1
1957 CHW AL 33 P 35 0 0 40.1 15 4 10 1 2 .933 3.12 0.40 .963 1.99 2.00 2 2 50% 47% 0
7 Seasons P 253 51 10 616.1 144 29 108 7 8 .951 2.00 0.54 .956 2.06 2.04 24 12 33% 32% 2
7 Seasons TOT 253 51 10 616.1 144 29 108 7 8 .951 2.00 0.54 .956 2.06 2.04 24 12 33% 32% 2
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
1955 NL  56 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1957 AL  7 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1953 NL  16 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1952 NL  5 (7th)
1953 NL  9 (4th)
1954 NL  8 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1955 NL  18 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1955 NL  56 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1953 NL  4 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2028), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2036), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2053), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (600th), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 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: Paul Edmore Lefty Paul poison LaPalme

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