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King Lear

Charles Bernard Lear

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 23, 1891 in Greencastle, PA
School: Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1914 (Age 23.084, 4,070th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Team: Reds 1914-1915

Last Game: September 29, 1915 (Age 24.249)
Died: October 31, 1976 in Waynesboro, PA
Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, PA
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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
1914 23 CIN NL 1 2 .333 3.07 17 4 9 3 1 1 55.2 55 23 19 3 19 20 2 0 2 234 95 3.55 1.329 8.9 0.5 3.1 3.2 1.05
1915 24 CIN NL 6 10 .375 3.01 40 15 20 9 0 0 167.2 169 73 56 7 45 46 6 0 3 698 96 3.32 1.276 9.1 0.4 2.4 2.5 1.02
2 Yrs 7 12 .368 3.02 57 19 29 12 1 1 223.1 224 96 75 10 64 66 8 0 5 932 96 3.37 1.290 9.0 0.4 2.6 2.7 1.03
162 Game Avg. 6 11 .368 3.02 51 17 26 11 1 1 200 200 86 67 9 57 59 7 0 4 834 96 3.37 1.290 9.0 0.4 2.6 2.7 1.03
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
1914 23 CIN NL 55.2 17 4 23 3.72 3.90 0.04 0.00 105.0 4.06 2 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.7 6 .517 .502
1915 24 CIN NL 167.2 40 15 73 3.92 3.68 0.23 0.00 104.0 3.59 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 5 .486 .497
2 Seasons 223.1 57 19 96 3.87 3.74 0.18 0.00 104.2 3.70 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.5 11 .495 .498

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
1914 23 CIN NL 17 17 16 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 .188 .235 .313 .548 61 5 0 0 1
1915 24 CIN NL 40 52 47 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 .170 .170 .213 .383 14 10 0 7 1
2 Yrs 57 69 63 5 11 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 21 .175 .188 .238 .426 26 15 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 196 179 14 31 6 3 0 9 0 3 60 .175 .188 .238 .426 26 43 0 20

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
1914 23 CIN NL 17 17 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1915 24 CIN NL 40 52 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
2 Seasons 57 69 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -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 Awards
1914 CIN NL 23 P 17 4 3 55.2 16 1 14 1 0 .938 2.43 0.88 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 CIN NL 24 P 40 15 9 167.2 36 4 29 3 2 .917 1.77 0.83 .952 2.72 2.71
2 Seasons P 57 19 12 223.1 52 5 43 4 2 .923 1.93 0.84 .949 2.71 2.69
2 Seasons TOT 57 19 12 223.1 52 5 43 4 2 .923 1.93 0.84 .949 2.71 2.69
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1915 NL  7 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1915 NL  20 (2nd)

                           

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Charles Bernard King Lear

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