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Brooks Lawrence

Brooks Ulysses Lawrence (Bull)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: January 30, 1925 in Springfield, OH
High School: Springfield HS (Springfield, OH)
School: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 24, 1954 (Age 29.145, 8,749th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 9.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Cardinals/Reds 1954-1960

Last Game: May 1, 1960 (Age 35.092)   vs. PIT 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 3 ER
Died: April 27, 2000 in Springfield, OH
Buried: Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, OH
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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
1954 29 STL NL 15 6 .714 3.74 35 18 10 8 0 1 158.2 141 71 66 17 72 72 8 0 3 673 110 4.40 1.342 8.0 1.0 4.1 4.1 1.00
1955 30 STL NL 3 8 .273 6.56 46 10 8 2 1 1 96.0 102 73 70 11 58 7 52 7 1 2 442 62 4.80 1.667 9.6 1.0 5.4 4.9 0.90
1956 ★ 31 CIN NL 19 10 .655 3.99 49 30 12 11 1 0 218.2 210 109 97 26 71 4 96 2 0 0 913 98 4.04 1.285 8.6 1.1 2.9 4.0 1.35 AS,MVP-25
1957 32 CIN NL 16 13 .552 3.52 49 32 10 12 1 4 250.1 234 111 98 26 76 5 121 8 0 3 1045 116 3.85 1.238 8.4 0.9 2.7 4.4 1.59
1958 33 CIN NL 8 13 .381 4.13 46 23 13 6 2 5 181.0 194 89 83 12 55 7 74 4 0 1 773 102 3.50 1.376 9.6 0.6 2.7 3.7 1.35
1959 34 CIN NL 7 12 .368 4.77 43 14 22 3 0 10 128.1 144 74 68 17 45 9 64 4 0 4 564 86 4.41 1.473 10.1 1.2 3.2 4.5 1.42
1960 35 CIN NL 1 0 1.000 10.57 7 0 1 0 0 1 7.2 9 12 9 1 8 1 2 0 0 0 38 38 6.83 2.217 10.6 1.2 9.4 2.3 0.25
7 Yrs 69 62 .527 4.25 275 127 76 42 5 22 1040.2 1034 539 491 110 385 33 481 33 1 13 4448 96 4.09 1.364 8.9 1.0 3.3 4.2 1.25
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .527 4.25 47 21 13 7 1 4 176 175 91 83 19 65 81 6 0 2 752 96 4.09 1.364 8.9 1.0 3.3 4.2 1.25
CIN (5 yrs) 51 48 .515 4.06 194 99 58 32 4 20 786.0 791 395 355 82 255 26 357 18 0 8 3333 100 3.94 1.331 9.1 0.9 2.9 4.1 1.40
STL (2 yrs) 18 14 .563 4.81 81 28 18 10 1 2 254.2 243 144 136 28 130 7 124 15 1 5 1115 85 4.55 1.465 8.6 1.0 4.6 4.4 0.95
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
1954 29 STL NL 158.2 35 18 71 4.03 4.49 0.07 0.00 101.1 4.47 8 0.9 1.6 -0.1 2.5 25 .525 .505
1955 30 STL NL 96.0 46 10 73 6.84 4.70 0.16 0.00 98.4 4.47 -24 -2.3 .9 -0.0 -1.3 -15 .449 .486
1956 ★ 31 CIN NL 218.2 49 30 109 4.49 4.24 0.10 0.00 105.6 4.37 1 0.1 1.1 -0.1 2.2 19 .502 .501 AS,MVP-25
1957 32 CIN NL 250.1 49 32 111 3.99 4.24 0.06 0.00 105.7 4.41 13 1.5 1.6 -0.1 4.0 37 .530 .509
1958 33 CIN NL 181.0 46 23 89 4.43 4.45 0.06 0.00 105.0 4.60 5 0.5 1.3 -0.1 2.2 22 .510 .503
1959 34 CIN NL 128.0 43 14 74 5.20 4.33 -0.07 0.00 103.2 4.55 -10 -1.1 1.6 -0.3 -0.0 4 .475 .493
1960 35 CIN NL 7.2 7 0 12 14.09 4.75 0.00 -0.20 101.3 4.60 -8 -0.8 .2 0.3 -0.4 -7 .387 .495
7 Seasons 1040.1 275 127 539 4.66 4.37 0.06 -0.00 103.8 4.47 -15 -1.3 1.3 -0.4 9.1 84 .495 .499
CIN (5 yrs) 785.2 194 99 395 4.52 4.31 0.05 -0.00 105.0 4.47 0 0.2 1.3 -0.3 8.0 74 .501 .501
STL (2 yrs) 254.2 81 28 144 5.09 4.57 0.10 0.00 100.1 4.47 -15 -1.4 1.2 -0.1 1.1 9 .482 .494

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
1954 29 STL NL 35 58 53 2 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 15 .189 .246 .189 .434 16 10 0 1 1 0 1
1955 30 STL NL 46 24 21 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .095 .136 .095 .232 -37 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 ★ 31 CIN NL 49 81 70 4 11 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 28 .157 .187 .214 .401 6 15 2 1 6 2 0 1 AS,MVP-25
1957 32 CIN NL 49 94 82 4 14 2 0 0 7 0 0 6 26 .171 .227 .195 .422 13 16 4 0 6 0 0 1
1958 33 CIN NL 46 61 53 1 6 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 13 .113 .183 .113 .297 -21 6 1 0 1 2 0 1
1959 34 CIN NL 43 42 40 5 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 .150 .150 .175 .325 -15 7 1 0 2 0 0 1
1960 35 CIN NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 275 360 319 17 49 5 1 0 23 1 1 17 95 .154 .199 .176 .374 -0 56 8 2 18 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 212 188 10 29 3 1 0 14 1 1 10 56 .154 .199 .176 .374 -0 33 5 1 11 2
CIN (5 yrs) 194 278 245 14 37 5 1 0 17 1 1 13 80 .151 .194 .180 .374 -1 44 8 1 15 4 0
STL (2 yrs) 81 82 74 3 12 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 15 .162 .215 .162 .377 1 12 0 1 3 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
1954 29 STL NL 35 58 -7 -0 1 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1955 30 STL NL 46 24 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1
1956 ★ 31 CIN NL 49 81 -10 0 -0 0 9 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 1 AS,MVP-25
1957 32 CIN NL 49 94 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1958 33 CIN NL 46 61 -9 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1959 34 CIN NL 43 42 -5 0 -0 0 5 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1960 35 CIN NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 275 360 -46 0 1 0 40 -5 -0.7 0 -5 -0.7 .498 .499 -0.6 -0.2 -5
CIN (5 yrs) 194 278 -35 0 -0 0 31 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .498 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -4
STL (2 yrs) 81 82 -11 0 1 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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
1954 STL NL 29 P 35 18 8 158.2 40 13 26 1 4 .975 2.21 1.11 .960 2.07 2.06 3 3 50% 45% 0
1955 STL NL 30 P 46 10 2 96.0 28 11 16 1 2 .964 2.53 0.59 .950 2.04 2.02 2 3 60% 44% 1
1956 CIN NL 31 P 49 30 11 218.2 68 13 53 2 5 .971 2.72 1.35 .966 2.05 2.03 3 9 75% 41% 1 AS,MVP-25
1957 CIN NL 32 P 49 32 12 250.1 70 34 32 4 3 .943 2.37 1.35 .962 2.06 2.08 5 0 0% 39% 0
1958 CIN NL 33 P 46 23 6 181.0 41 6 33 2 2 .951 1.94 0.85 .955 1.97 1.96 5 7 58% 39% 0
1959 CIN NL 34 P 43 14 3 128.0 32 7 22 3 1 .906 2.04 0.67 .954 1.99 1.97 4 8 67% 38% 0
1960 CIN NL 35 P 7 0 0 7.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.52 0.43 .963 2.11 2.09 0 1 100% 40% 1
7 Seasons P 275 127 42 1040.1 282 84 185 13 17 .954 2.33 0.98 .960 2.03 2.02 22 31 58% 40% 3
7 Seasons TOT 275 127 42 1040.1 282 84 185 13 17 .954 2.33 0.98 .960 2.03 2.02 22 31 58% 40% 3
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.
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  • 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))
1956 NL (25, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1957 NL  4.0 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1954 NL  15 (7th)
1956 NL  19 (4th)
1957 NL  16 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1954 NL  .714 (4th)
1956 NL  .655 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1957 NL  1.238 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 NL  7.998 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 NL  46 (10th)
1956 NL  49 (7th)
1957 NL  49 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1959 NL  10 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1957 NL  250.3 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1957 NL  121 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1957 NL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1957 NL  12 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1958 NL  2 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1956 NL  26 (6th)
1957 NL  26 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  76 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1957 NL  234 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1958 NL  0.597 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1957 NL  13 (8th)
1958 NL  13 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1956 NL  97 (5th)
1957 NL  98 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1954 NL  8 (1st)
1955 NL  7 (4th)
1957 NL  8 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1957 NL  1,045 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1959 NL  22 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1957 NL  116 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1958 NL  3.50 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1957 NL  14 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1957 NL  1.5 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1957 NL  19.15 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1957 NL  1.6 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1957 NL  1.9 (6th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1957 NL  34 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1956 NL  53 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1957 NL  4 (1st)
1959 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1956 NL  2.72 (3rd)

                           

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 - 37 (671), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (822), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1170), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (318th), 8.4 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 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: Brooks Brooks Bull Ulysses Lawrence

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