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Bill Lee

William Crutcher Lee (Big Bill)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 21, 1909 in Plaquemine, LA
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1934 (Age 24.190)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Braves 1934-1947

Final Game: June 29, 1947 (Age 37.251)
Died: June 15, 1977 in Plaquemine, LA
Buried: Protestant Cemetery, Plaquemine, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 21, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #293. Jack Stivetts… #294. Doug Drabek… #295. Bobby Shantz… #296. BILL LEE… #297. Jack Coombs… #298. Fritz Peterson… #299. Mort Cooper… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1934 24 CHC NL 13 14 .481 3.40 35 29 4 16 4 1 214.1 218 91 81 9 74 104 2 1 9 910 115 3.76 1.362 9.2 0.4 3.1 4.4 1.41
1935 25 CHC NL 20 6 .769 2.96 39 32 5 18 3 1 252.0 241 106 83 11 84 100 5 0 7 1058 133 3.89 1.290 8.6 0.4 3.0 3.6 1.19 MVP-24
1936 26 CHC NL 18 11 .621 3.31 43 33 4 20 4 1 258.2 238 106 95 14 93 102 3 0 6 1081 120 4.29 1.280 8.3 0.5 3.2 3.5 1.10
1937 27 CHC NL 14 15 .483 3.54 42 34 5 17 2 3 272.1 289 122 107 14 73 108 0 0 2 1145 112 3.72 1.329 9.6 0.5 2.4 3.6 1.48
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 22 9 .710 2.66 44 37 5 19 9 2 291.0 281 95 86 18 74 121 2 1 3 1194 144 3.68 1.220 8.7 0.6 2.3 3.7 1.64 AS,MVP-2
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 19 15 .559 3.44 37 36 1 20 1 0 282.1 295 125 108 18 85 105 1 1 4 1202 114 3.97 1.346 9.4 0.6 2.7 3.3 1.24 AS,MVP-19
1940 30 CHC NL 9 17 .346 5.03 37 30 6 9 1 0 211.1 246 129 118 12 70 70 2 1 2 927 74 3.93 1.495 10.5 0.5 3.0 3.0 1.00
1941 31 CHC NL 8 14 .364 3.76 28 22 1 12 0 1 167.1 179 87 70 5 43 62 2 0 6 723 93 3.12 1.327 9.6 0.3 2.3 3.3 1.44
1942 32 CHC NL 13 13 .500 3.85 32 30 1 18 1 0 219.2 221 99 94 4 67 75 1 1 3 939 83 2.90 1.311 9.1 0.2 2.7 3.1 1.12
1943 33 TOT NL 4 12 .250 4.01 26 19 5 6 0 3 139.0 153 72 62 8 48 35 1 0 4 597 83 3.71 1.446 9.9 0.5 3.1 2.3 0.73
1943 33 CHC NL 3 7 .300 3.56 13 12 1 4 0 0 78.1 83 37 31 4 27 18 0 0 3 336 93 3.65 1.404 9.5 0.5 3.1 2.1 0.67
1943 33 PHI NL 1 5 .167 4.60 13 7 4 2 0 3 60.2 70 35 31 4 21 17 1 0 1 261 73 3.79 1.500 10.4 0.6 3.1 2.5 0.81
1944 34 PHI NL 10 11 .476 3.15 31 28 1 11 3 1 208.1 199 88 73 9 57 50 3 0 4 872 114 3.48 1.229 8.6 0.4 2.5 2.2 0.88
1945 35 TOT NL 9 9 .500 3.58 29 26 1 8 1 0 183.2 219 95 73 6 66 25 0 0 4 820 107 3.77 1.552 10.7 0.3 3.2 1.2 0.38
1945 35 PHI NL 3 6 .333 4.66 13 13 0 2 0 0 77.1 107 52 40 0 30 13 0 0 3 373 82 3.37 1.772 12.5 0.0 3.5 1.5 0.43
1945 35 BSN NL 6 3 .667 2.79 16 13 1 6 1 0 106.1 112 43 33 6 36 12 0 0 1 447 138 4.06 1.392 9.5 0.5 3.0 1.0 0.33
1946 36 BSN NL 10 9 .526 4.18 25 21 3 8 0 0 140.0 148 73 65 7 45 32 1 0 0 602 83 3.56 1.379 9.5 0.5 2.9 2.1 0.71
1947 37 CHC NL 0 2 .000 4.50 14 2 4 0 0 0 24.0 26 16 12 2 14 9 1 0 0 116 89 4.70 1.667 9.8 0.8 5.3 3.4 0.64
14 Yrs 169 157 .518 3.54 462 379 46 182 29 13 2864.0 2953 1304 1127 137 893 998 24 5 54 12186 106 3.71 1.343 9.3 0.4 2.8 3.1 1.12
162 Game Avg. 14 13 .518 3.54 37 31 4 15 2 1 232 239 105 91 11 72 81 2 0 4 985 106 3.71 1.343 9.3 0.4 2.8 3.1 1.12
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
CHC (11 yrs) 139 123 .531 3.51 364 297 37 153 25 9 2271.1 2317 1013 885 111 704 874 19 5 45 9631 108 3.74 1.330 9.2 0.4 2.8 3.5 1.24
PHI (3 yrs) 14 22 .389 3.74 57 48 5 15 3 4 346.1 376 175 144 13 108 80 4 0 8 1506 96 3.51 1.397 9.8 0.3 2.8 2.1 0.74
BSN (2 yrs) 16 12 .571 3.58 41 34 4 14 1 0 246.1 260 116 98 13 81 44 1 0 1 1049 101 3.78 1.384 9.5 0.5 3.0 1.6 0.54
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
1934 24 CHC NL 214.1 35 29 91 3.82 4.81 0.14 0.00 95.8 4.48 14 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.2 34 .542 .509
1935 25 CHC NL 252.0 39 32 106 3.79 4.61 0.35 0.00 97.9 4.16 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.9 33 .523 .506 MVP-24
1936 26 CHC NL 258.2 43 33 106 3.69 4.69 0.25 0.00 98.4 4.37 19 2.0 1.0 -0.1 4.1 44 .545 .512
1937 27 CHC NL 272.0 42 34 122 4.04 4.57 0.07 0.00 102.2 4.60 17 1.8 1.0 -0.1 4.1 41 .544 .511
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 291.0 44 37 95 2.94 4.47 0.15 0.00 100.8 4.35 47 5.3 1.0 -0.1 7.7 71 .621 .533 AS,MVP-2
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 282.1 37 36 125 3.98 4.49 -0.22 0.00 100.8 4.75 25 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.1 49 .575 .517 AS,MVP-19
1940 30 CHC NL 211.1 37 30 129 5.49 4.42 0.00 0.00 96.9 4.29 -28 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .426 .483 $17,500
1941 31 CHC NL 167.1 28 22 87 4.68 4.25 -0.19 0.00 95.8 4.25 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.7 7 .473 .495
1942 32 CHC NL 219.2 32 30 99 4.06 3.65 -0.15 0.00 95.5 3.63 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.8 6 .468 .494
1943 33 CHC NL 78.1 13 12 37 4.25 3.85 -0.11 0.00 98.0 3.89 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .472 .498
1943 33 PHI NL 60.2 13 7 35 5.19 3.86 -0.24 0.00 98.7 4.04 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .434 .495
1944 34 PHI NL 208.1 31 28 88 3.80 4.31 -0.01 0.00 99.5 4.30 12 1.3 1.0 -0.1 3.0 29 .543 .508
1945 35 PHI NL 76.2 13 13 52 6.10 4.65 -0.57 0.00 99.8 5.21 -8 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .438 .495
1945 35 BSN NL 106.1 16 13 43 3.64 4.53 -0.04 0.00 101.0 4.62 11 1.2 1.6 -0.0 2.1 21 .575 .507
1946 36 BSN NL 140.0 25 21 73 4.69 3.93 0.03 0.00 100.5 3.92 -12 -1.3 .5 -0.1 0.0 1 .447 .492
1947 37 CHC NL 24.0 14 2 16 6.00 4.89 -0.04 0.00 99.1 4.88 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.0 -0 .478 .498
14 Seasons 2863.0 462 379 1304 4.10 4.40 0.02 0.00 98.8 4.34 76 8.6 1.0 -1.5 32.5 325 .519 .506 $17,500
CHC (11 yrs) 2271.0 364 297 1013 4.01 4.44 0.05 0.00 98.5 4.33 81 9.1 .9 -1.1 27.9 279 .525 .507 $17,500
PHI (3 yrs) 345.2 57 48 175 4.56 4.30 -0.18 0.00 99.4 4.45 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 2.4 24 .494 .502
BSN (2 yrs) 246.1 41 34 116 4.24 4.19 -0.00 0.00 100.7 4.22 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.1 22 .497 .498

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
1935 25 CHC NL WS L DET 0 0 4.35 2 1 1 0 0 1 10.1 11 5 5 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 45 1.548 9.6 0.0 4.4 4.4 1.00
1938 28 CHC NL WS L NYY 0 2 .000 2.45 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 15 6 3 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 48 1.455 12.3 0.0 0.8 6.5 8.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 2 .000 3.38 4 3 1 0 0 1 21.1 26 11 8 0 6 0 13 1 0 0 93 1.500 11.0 0.0 2.5 5.5 2.17
2 WS 0 2 .000 3.38 4 3 1 0 0 1 21.1 26 11 8 0 6 0 13 1 0 0 93 1.500 11.0 0.0 2.5 5.5 2.17

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
1934 24 CHC NL 40 83 76 6 10 3 0 0 7 0 4 11 .132 .175 .171 .346 -6 13 3 0 3 1
1935 25 CHC NL 39 107 102 8 24 3 0 0 11 0 2 15 .235 .250 .265 .515 38 27 2 0 3 1 MVP-24
1936 26 CHC NL 43 99 87 5 12 0 1 1 3 0 2 14 .138 .167 .195 .362 -4 17 0 1 9 1
1937 27 CHC NL 42 102 87 4 15 2 0 1 4 0 3 23 .172 .200 .230 .430 15 20 1 0 12 1
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 44 112 101 10 20 3 1 0 13 1 4 20 .198 .229 .248 .476 29 25 3 0 7 1 AS,MVP-2
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 37 115 103 3 13 0 0 1 3 0 4 16 .126 .159 .155 .314 -16 16 1 0 8 1 AS,MVP-19
1940 30 CHC NL 37 82 76 4 10 2 0 0 3 0 2 20 .132 .165 .158 .322 -10 12 0 1 2 1
1941 31 CHC NL 28 69 59 8 11 0 0 2 5 0 1 9 .186 .200 .288 .488 39 17 2 0 9 1
1942 32 CHC NL 32 81 69 2 11 2 0 0 7 0 7 13 .159 .237 .188 .425 27 13 5 0 5 1
1943 33 TOT NL 26 47 43 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 .186 .222 .186 .408 20 8 0 0 2 1
1943 33 CHC NL 13 30 26 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 .269 .321 .269 .591 73 7 0 0 2 1
1943 33 PHI NL 13 17 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .059 .059 .059 .118 -65 1 0 0 0 1
1944 34 PHI NL 31 78 72 5 14 0 0 0 4 0 4 12 .194 .237 .194 .431 24 14 2 0 3 1
1945 35 TOT NL 29 68 55 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 5 10 .145 .217 .145 .362 2 8 1 0 8 1
1945 35 PHI NL 13 28 24 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .167 .200 .167 .367 4 4 1 0 3 1
1945 35 BSN NL 16 40 31 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 5 .129 .229 .129 .358 1 4 0 0 5 1
1946 36 BSN NL 25 52 47 0 8 0 0 0 7 0 2 5 .170 .204 .170 .374 6 8 0 0 3 1
1947 37 CHC NL 14 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 1 0 0 0 1
14 Yrs 467 1098 980 59 165 15 2 5 71 1 42 177 .168 .204 .203 .407 13 199 20 2 74
162 Game Avg. 162 381 340 20 57 5 1 2 25 0 15 61 .168 .204 .203 .407 13 69 7 1 26
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
CHC (11 yrs) 369 883 789 53 134 15 2 5 57 1 31 145 .170 .203 .213 .416 14 168 17 2 60
PHI (3 yrs) 57 123 113 6 19 0 0 0 5 0 5 22 .168 .203 .168 .372 7 19 3 0 6
BSN (2 yrs) 41 92 78 0 12 0 0 0 9 0 6 10 .154 .214 .154 .368 4 12 0 0 8

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
1934 24 CHC NL 40 83 -12 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1935 25 CHC NL 39 107 -9 0 0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1 MVP-24
1936 26 CHC NL 43 99 -14 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1937 27 CHC NL 42 102 -12 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1938 ★ 28 CHC NL 44 112 -11 -0 0 0 13 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1 AS,MVP-2
1939 ★ 29 CHC NL 37 115 -18 0 0 0 13 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1 AS,MVP-19
1940 30 CHC NL 37 82 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $17,500 1
1941 31 CHC NL 28 69 -5 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1942 32 CHC NL 32 81 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1943 33 CHC NL 13 30 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .514 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1943 33 PHI NL 13 17 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1944 34 PHI NL 31 78 -7 0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1945 35 PHI NL 13 28 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1945 35 BSN NL 16 40 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1946 36 BSN NL 25 52 -6 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1947 37 CHC NL 14 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
14 Seasons 467 1098 -123 1 0 0 115 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .499 .500 -0.7 -0.1 -6 $17,500
CHC (11 yrs) 369 883 -99 1 0 0 96 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $17,500
PHI (3 yrs) 57 123 -14 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .495 .500 -0.3 0.0 -2
BSN (2 yrs) 41 92 -10 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2

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
1935 25 CHC NL WS DET L 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0
1938 28 CHC NL WS NYY L 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0
2 WS 4 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0

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
1934 CHC NL 24 P 35 29 16 214.1 67 15 48 4 2 .940 2.65 1.80 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 CHC NL 25 P 39 32 18 252.0 71 12 52 7 4 .901 2.29 1.64 .959 2.31 2.28 MVP-24
1936 CHC NL 26 P 43 33 20 258.2 80 12 61 7 5 .913 2.54 1.70 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 CHC NL 27 P 42 34 17 272.1 95 20 70 5 5 .947 2.97 2.14 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 CHC NL 28 P 44 37 19 291.0 84 18 61 5 3 .940 2.44 1.80 .964 2.21 2.19 AS,MVP-2
1939 CHC NL 29 P 37 36 20 282.1 100 15 80 5 3 .950 3.03 2.57 .960 2.19 2.16 AS,MVP-19
1940 CHC NL 30 P 37 30 9 211.1 58 10 42 6 3 .897 2.21 1.41 .962 2.22 2.22 4 3 43% 0
1941 CHC NL 31 P 28 22 12 167.1 55 10 39 6 3 .891 2.64 1.75 .965 2.23 2.21 2 1 33% 0
1942 CHC NL 32 P 32 30 18 219.2 67 10 55 2 2 .970 2.66 2.03 .968 2.35 2.35 0 1 100% 0
1943 TOT NL 33 P 26 19 6 139.0 33 9 21 3 1 .909 1.94 1.15 .961 2.25 2.25 1 1 50% 0
1943 CHC NL 33 P 13 12 4 78.1 17 4 12 1 0 .941 1.84 1.23 .961 2.25 2.25 0 0 0
1943 PHI NL 33 P 13 7 2 60.2 16 5 9 2 1 .875 2.08 1.08 .961 2.25 2.25 1 1 50% 0
1944 PHI NL 34 P 31 28 11 208.1 68 17 47 4 2 .941 2.76 2.06 .961 2.14 2.13 5 1 17% 0
1945 TOT NL 35 P 29 26 8 183.2 52 5 46 1 2 .981 2.50 1.76 .963 2.18 2.17 2 5 71% 0
1945 PHI NL 35 P 13 13 2 77.1 21 1 19 1 1 .952 2.33 1.54 .963 2.18 2.17 1 0 0% 0
1945 BSN NL 35 P 16 13 6 106.1 31 4 27 0 1 1.000 2.62 1.94 .963 2.18 2.17 1 5 83% 0
1946 BSN NL 36 P 25 21 8 140.0 42 6 35 1 2 .976 2.64 1.64 .960 2.24 2.22 3 0 0% 0
1947 CHC NL 37 P 14 2 0 24.0 11 4 5 2 0 .818 3.38 0.64 .966 2.10 2.07 5 0 0% 0
14 Seasons P 462 379 182 2864.0 883 163 662 58 37 .934 2.59 1.79 .961 2.26 2.24 22 12 35% 0
14 Seasons TOT 462 379 182 2864.0 883 163 662 58 37 .934 2.59 1.79 .961 2.26 2.24 22 12 35% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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))
1935 NL (24, 1%)
1938 NL (2, 49%)
1939 NL (19, 2%)
0.52 Career Shares (441st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1938 NL  7.9 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1936 NL  4.1 (8th)
1937 NL  4.1 (6th)
1938 NL  7.7 (1st)
1939 NL  5.1 (4th)
Career  32.5 (237th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1935 NL  2.96 (5th)
1936 NL  3.31 (6th)
1938 NL  2.66 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1935 NL  20 (4th)
1936 NL  18 (4th)
1937 NL  14 (10th)
1938 NL  22 (1st)
1939 NL  19 (5th)
Career  169 (188th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1935 NL  .769 (1st)
1936 NL  .621 (6th)
1938 NL  .710 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1936 NL  1.280 (10th)
1938 NL  1.220 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1934 NL  9.154 (10th)
1935 NL  8.607 (6th)
1936 NL  8.281 (3rd)
1938 NL  8.691 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 NL  2.289 (10th)
1941 NL  2.313 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1934 NL  4.367 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 NL  43 (8th)
1938 NL  44 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1937 NL  3 (8th)
1943 NL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1935 NL  252.0 (8th)
1936 NL  258.7 (7th)
1937 NL  272.3 (2nd)
1938 NL  291.0 (2nd)
1939 NL  282.3 (3rd)
Career  2,864.0 (156th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 NL  100 (8th)
1936 NL  102 (10th)
1937 NL  108 (10th)
1938 NL  121 (4th)
1939 NL  105 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1935 NL  32 (6th)
1936 NL  33 (5th)
1937 NL  34 (1st)
1938 NL  37 (1st)
1939 NL  36 (1st)
Career  379 (154th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1934 NL  16 (9th)
1935 NL  18 (8th)
1936 NL  20 (5th)
1937 NL  17 (8th)
1938 NL  19 (4th)
1939 NL  20 (3rd)
1942 NL  18 (8th)
Career  182 (167th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1934 NL  4 (4th)
1935 NL  3 (6th)
1936 NL  4 (1st)
1937 NL  2 (10th)
1938 NL  9 (1st)
1944 NL  3 (8th)
Career  29 (125th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1936 NL  14 (10th)
1937 NL  14 (10th)
1938 NL  18 (4th)
1939 NL  18 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1934 NL  74 (8th)
1935 NL  84 (4th)
1936 NL  93 (4th)
1939 NL  85 (8th)
Career  893 (163rd)

Hits s c a p y
1935 NL  241 (9th)
1937 NL  289 (3rd)
1938 NL  281 (3rd)
1939 NL  295 (2nd)
1940 NL  246 (5th)
1942 NL  221 (8th)
1945 NL  219 (10th)
Career  2,953 (135th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1938 NL  1.635 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1934 NL  0.378 (8th)
1935 NL  0.393 (9th)
1941 NL  0.269 (1st)
1942 NL  0.164 (1st)
1945 NL  0.294 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1934 NL  14 (8th)
1937 NL  15 (5th)
1939 NL  15 (5th)
1940 NL  17 (3rd)
1941 NL  14 (5th)
Career  157 (131st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1937 NL  107 (6th)
1939 NL  108 (6th)
1940 NL  118 (1st)
1942 NL  94 (2nd)
Career  1,127 (164th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1934 NL  9 (2nd)
1935 NL  7 (5th)
1936 NL  6 (10th)
1941 NL  6 (6th)
1943 NL  4 (6th)
1945 NL  4 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1935 NL  1,058 (7th)
1936 NL  1,081 (8th)
1937 NL  1,145 (3rd)
1938 NL  1,194 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,202 (3rd)
1942 NL  939 (10th)
Career  12,186 (150th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1935 NL  133 (6th)
1936 NL  120 (8th)
1938 NL  144 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1938 NL  3.68 (10th)
1941 NL  3.12 (4th)
1942 NL  2.90 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1935 NL  25 (8th)
1936 NL  22 (5th)
1938 NL  40 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1935 NL  2.5 (8th)
1936 NL  2.2 (5th)
1938 NL  4.2 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1937 NL  12 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1938 NL  44 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1937 NL  20 (2nd)
1938 NL  18 (2nd)
1939 NL  15 (3rd)
1944 NL  17 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1937 NL  70 (3rd)
1939 NL  80 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1934 NL  4 (2nd)
1935 NL  7 (1st)
1936 NL  7 (2nd)
1937 NL  5 (2nd)
1938 NL  5 (2nd)
1939 NL  5 (3rd)
1940 NL  6 (2nd)
1941 NL  6 (1st)
1944 NL  4 (5th)
Career  58 (72nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1939 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1944 NL  2.76 (5th)
1945 NL  2.50 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1937 NL  2.14 (5th)
1939 NL  2.57 (2nd)
1944 NL  2.06 (3rd)
1945 NL  1.76 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 19 (111), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 121 (159), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 51 (267), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (251st), 31.7 career WAR/29.4 7yr-peak WAR/30.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1940 30 Chicago Cubs $17,500 ? 6/30/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,500
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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