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Roxie Lawson

Alfred Voyle Lawson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 13, 1906 in Donnellson, IA
School: Iowa Wesleyan College (Mount Pleasant, IA) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 3, 1930 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Browns/Indians 1930-1940

Final Game: September 28, 1940 (Age 34)
Died: April 9, 1977 in Stockport, IA
Buried: Dibble Cemetery, Stockport, IA
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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
1930 24 CLE AL 1 2 .333 6.15 5.34 7 4 2 2 0 0 33.2 46 27 23 1 23 10 0 0 1 170 79 2.050 12.3 0.3 6.1 2.7 0.43
1931 25 CLE AL 0 2 .000 7.60 5.50 17 3 12 0 0 0 55.2 72 50 47 5 36 20 0 0 1 276 61 1.940 11.6 0.8 5.8 3.2 0.56
1933 27 DET AL 0 1 .000 7.31 6.86 4 2 1 0 0 0 16.0 17 16 13 2 17 6 0 0 0 80 60 2.125 9.6 1.1 9.6 3.4 0.35
1935 29 DET AL 3 1 .750 1.58 5.03 7 4 3 4 2 2 40.0 34 11 7 3 24 16 0 1 2 172 265 1.450 7.7 0.7 5.4 3.6 0.67
1936 30 DET AL 8 6 .571 5.48 5.81 41 8 16 3 0 3 128.0 139 87 78 13 71 34 4 0 3 578 90 1.641 9.8 0.9 5.0 2.4 0.48
1937 31 DET AL 18 7 .720 5.26 5.03 37 29 5 15 0 1 217.1 236 141 127 17 115 68 1 1 6 995 89 1.615 9.8 0.7 4.8 2.8 0.59 MVP-19
1938 32 DET AL 8 9 .471 5.46 5.58 27 16 8 5 0 1 127.0 154 85 77 13 82 39 0 0 2 610 93 1.858 10.9 0.9 5.8 2.8 0.48
1939 33 TOT AL 4 8 .333 5.28 4.98 38 15 15 5 0 0 162.0 188 100 95 11 90 47 2 0 4 743 92 1.716 10.4 0.6 5.0 2.6 0.52
1939 33 DET AL 1 1 .500 4.76 5.27 2 1 1 0 0 0 11.1 7 7 6 1 7 4 0 0 0 50 105 1.235 5.6 0.8 5.6 3.2 0.57
1939 33 SLB AL 3 7 .300 5.32 4.96 36 14 14 5 0 0 150.2 181 93 89 10 83 43 2 0 4 693 91 1.752 10.8 0.6 5.0 2.6 0.52
1940 34 SLB AL 5 3 .625 5.13 5.49 30 2 16 0 0 4 72.0 77 45 41 5 54 18 0 1 1 337 90 1.819 9.6 0.6 6.8 2.3 0.33
9 Yrs 47 39 .547 5.37 5.34 208 83 78 34 2 11 851.2 963 562 508 70 512 258 7 3 20 3961 89 1.732 10.2 0.7 5.4 2.7 0.50
162 Game Avg. 11 9 .547 5.37 5.34 49 19 18 8 0 3 199 225 131 119 16 120 60 2 1 5 926 89 1.732 10.2 0.7 5.4 2.7 0.50
DET (6 yrs) 38 25 .603 5.14 5.40 118 60 34 27 2 7 539.2 587 347 308 49 316 167 5 2 13 2485 93 1.673 9.8 0.8 5.3 2.8 0.53
CLE (2 yrs) 1 4 .200 7.05 5.44 24 7 14 2 0 0 89.1 118 77 70 6 59 30 0 0 2 446 67 1.981 11.9 0.6 5.9 3.0 0.51
SLB (2 yrs) 8 10 .444 5.25 5.13 66 16 30 5 0 4 222.2 258 138 130 15 137 61 2 1 5 1030 91 1.774 10.4 0.6 5.5 2.5 0.45

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
1930 24 CLE AL 33.2 7 4 27 7.22 4.95 -0.23 0.00 102.6 5.31 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .413 .496 $3,300
1931 25 CLE AL 55.2 17 3 50 8.08 5.39 -0.22 0.00 102.1 5.73 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .422 .492 $4,000
1933 27 DET AL 16.0 4 2 16 9.00 6.00 0.20 0.00 92.2 5.35 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .360 .497 $3,000
1935 29 DET AL 40.0 7 4 11 2.48 5.10 0.25 0.00 90.1 4.37 8 0.9 1.0 -0.0 1.2 13 .623 .505 $3,000
1936 30 DET AL 128.0 41 8 87 6.12 5.74 0.03 0.00 98.1 5.59 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.5 9 .482 .495 $3,500
1937 31 DET AL 217.1 37 29 141 5.84 5.12 0.03 0.00 101.1 5.14 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 0.5 9 .459 .491 $4,500 MVP-19
1938 32 DET AL 127.0 27 16 85 6.02 5.48 0.04 0.00 106.4 5.78 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.8 12 .484 .497 $10,000
1939 33 DET AL 11.1 2 1 7 5.56 5.18 0.06 0.00 112.0 5.73 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .505 .500 $6,000
1939 33 SLB AL 150.2 36 14 93 5.56 5.16 -0.55 0.00 105.3 6.01 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 2.0 25 .516 .504
1940 34 SLB AL 72.0 30 2 45 5.63 5.07 -0.12 0.00 103.5 5.37 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .492 .498 $6,000
9 Seasons 851.2 208 83 562 5.94 5.30 -0.09 0.00 102.0 5.50 -47 -4.0 1.0 -0.5 4.1 59 .481 .497 $43,300
DET (6 yrs) 539.2 118 60 347 5.79 5.38 0.06 0.00 100.8 5.36 -28 -2.4 1.0 -0.3 2.7 39 .480 .495 $30,000
CLE (2 yrs) 89.1 24 7 77 7.76 5.22 -0.22 0.00 102.3 5.57 -22 -1.9 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -11 .420 .493 $7,300
SLB (2 yrs) 222.2 66 16 138 5.58 5.13 -0.41 0.00 104.7 5.80 4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 2.4 31 .505 .501 $6,000

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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
1930 24 CLE AL 7 14 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .091 .231 .091 .322 -16 1 0 1 /1
1931 25 CLE AL 17 15 14 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 .143 .200 .286 .486 24 4 1 0 1
1933 27 DET AL 4 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1935 29 DET AL 7 15 13 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 .308 .357 .385 .742 95 5 0 1 /1
1936 30 DET AL 41 47 45 2 10 0 1 0 5 0 0 2 6 .222 .255 .267 .522 29 12 0 0 1
1937 31 DET AL 37 92 81 11 21 3 0 0 6 0 0 6 14 .259 .310 .296 .607 52 24 0 5 1 MVP-19
1938 32 DET AL 27 47 45 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .044 .065 .044 .110 -73 2 0 1 1
1939 33 TOT AL 39 53 47 6 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 .170 .170 .234 .404 1 11 0 0 6 1
1939 33 DET AL 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1939 33 SLB AL 37 48 43 6 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 .186 .186 .256 .442 11 11 0 0 5 1
1940 34 SLB AL 30 22 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .045 .045 .045 .091 -77 1 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 209 310 283 26 49 5 3 0 17 0 0 12 57 .173 .209 .212 .421 6 60 0 1 14
162 Game Avg. 162 240 219 20 38 4 2 0 13 0 0 9 44 .173 .209 .212 .421 6 47 1 11
DET (6 yrs) 118 211 193 16 37 4 1 0 15 0 0 10 32 .192 .232 .223 .454 14 43 0 0 8
CLE (2 yrs) 24 29 25 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 12 .120 .214 .200 .414 6 5 1 1
SLB (2 yrs) 67 70 65 7 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 .138 .138 .185 .323 -18 12 0 0 5

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
1930 24 CLE AL 7 14 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,300 /1
1931 25 CLE AL 17 15 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 1
1933 27 DET AL 4 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,000 /1
1935 29 DET AL 7 15 -0 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .519 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000 /1
1936 30 DET AL 41 47 -5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,500 1
1937 31 DET AL 37 92 -6 0 0 0 10 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $4,500 1 MVP-19
1938 32 DET AL 27 47 -13 0 0 0 5 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .474 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 $10,000 1
1939 33 DET AL 2 5 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .453 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000 /1
1939 33 SLB AL 37 48 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 1
1940 34 SLB AL 30 22 -6 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,000 1
9 Seasons 209 310 -45 0 0 0 34 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .495 .499 -1.0 0.0 -10 $43,300
DET (6 yrs) 118 211 -28 0 0 0 23 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .500 -0.4 0.0 -4 $30,000
CLE (2 yrs) 24 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $7,300
SLB (2 yrs) 67 70 -13 0 0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .493 .499 -0.5 0.0 -5 $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
1930 CLE AL 24 P 7 4 2 33.2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.14 1.14 .946 2.19 2.17
1931 CLE AL 25 P 17 3 0 55.2 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.94 0.71 .954 2.21 2.19
1933 DET AL 27 P 4 2 0 16.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.81 1.25 .960 2.31 2.28
1935 DET AL 29 P 7 4 4 40.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0.90 0.57 .948 2.16 2.14
1936 DET AL 30 P 41 8 3 128.0 36 7 28 1 1 .972 2.46 0.85 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 DET AL 31 P 37 29 15 217.1 51 16 33 2 2 .961 2.03 1.32 .954 2.05 2.01 MVP-19
1938 DET AL 32 P 27 16 5 127.0 37 9 26 2 0 .946 2.48 1.30 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 TOT AL 33 P 38 15 5 162.0 35 8 26 1 1 .971 1.89 0.89 .951 1.92 1.89
1939 DET AL 33 P 2 1 0 11.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.38 1.50 .950 1.91 1.90
1939 SLB AL 33 P 36 14 5 150.2 32 8 23 1 1 .969 1.85 0.86 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 SLB AL 34 P 30 2 0 72.0 15 3 12 0 2 1.000 1.88 0.50 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 208 83 34 851.2 205 52 145 8 7 .961 2.08 0.95 .953 2.05 2.01 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT 208 83 34 851.2 205 52 145 8 7 .961 2.08 0.95 .953 2.05 2.01 0 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.
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  • 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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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 AL (19, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Wins s c a p y
1937 AL  18 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1937 AL  .720 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 AL  41 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1936 AL  3 (6th)
1940 AL  4 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1935 AL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  17 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1937 AL  115 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  127 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1937 AL  6 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1936 AL  16 (8th)
1939 AL  15 (10th)
1940 AL  16 (9th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1937 AL  16 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1273), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1234), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1330th), 3.1 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 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
193024Cleveland Indians$3,300Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193125Cleveland Indians$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193327Detroit Tigers$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193529Detroit Tigers$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193630Detroit Tigers$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193731Detroit Tigers$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193832Detroit Tigers$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193933Detroit Tigers$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsDET/SLB
194034St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$43,300
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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Name and misspellings: Alfred Roxie Voyle Lawson

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