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Bob Lemon

Robert Granville Lemon

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 22, 1920 in San Bernardino, CA
High School: Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1941 (Age 20.352, 7,244th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Team: Indians 1941-1958

Last Game: July 1, 1958 (Age 37.282)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1976 (305/388 ballots).
   View Bob Lemon Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 11, 2000 in Long Beach, CA
Cremated
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Standard Pitching

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
1943 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 25 CLE AL 4 5 .444 2.49 32 5 17 1 0 1 94.0 77 40 26 1 68 39 0 0 5 412 133 3.86 1.543 7.4 0.1 6.5 3.7 0.57
1947 26 CLE AL 11 5 .688 3.44 37 15 15 6 1 3 167.1 150 68 64 7 97 65 4 0 6 725 101 4.07 1.476 8.1 0.4 5.2 3.5 0.67
1948 ★ 27 CLE AL 20 14 .588 2.82 43 37 2 20 10 2 293.2 231 104 92 12 129 147 3 0 3 1214 144 3.54 1.226 7.1 0.4 4.0 4.5 1.14 AS,MVP-5
1949 ★ 28 CLE AL 22 10 .688 2.99 37 33 4 22 2 1 279.2 211 101 93 19 137 138 6 0 1 1159 133 3.94 1.244 6.8 0.6 4.4 4.4 1.01 AS,MVP-9
1950 ★ 29 CLE AL 23 11 .676 3.84 44 37 5 22 3 3 288.0 281 144 123 28 146 170 2 0 5 1254 112 4.21 1.483 8.8 0.9 4.6 5.3 1.16 AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 30 CLE AL 17 14 .548 3.52 42 34 7 17 1 2 263.1 244 119 103 18 124 132 2 1 4 1139 108 3.80 1.397 8.3 0.6 4.2 4.5 1.06 AS
1952 ★ 31 CLE AL 22 11 .667 2.50 42 36 6 28 5 4 309.2 236 104 86 15 105 131 6 0 8 1252 134 3.25 1.101 6.9 0.4 3.1 3.8 1.25 AS,MVP-8
1953 ★ 32 CLE AL 21 15 .583 3.36 41 36 4 23 5 1 286.2 283 119 107 16 110 98 11 0 9 1216 111 3.90 1.371 8.9 0.5 3.5 3.1 0.89 AS,MVP-16
1954 ★ 33 CLE AL 23 7 .767 2.72 36 33 1 21 2 0 258.1 228 95 78 12 92 110 4 1 6 1077 136 3.27 1.239 7.9 0.4 3.2 3.8 1.20 AS,MVP-5
1955 34 CLE AL 18 10 .643 3.88 35 31 3 5 0 2 211.1 218 103 91 17 74 3 100 5 0 8 909 103 3.59 1.382 9.3 0.7 3.2 4.3 1.35
1956 35 CLE AL 20 14 .588 3.03 39 35 3 21 2 3 255.1 230 103 86 23 89 2 94 6 0 4 1074 139 3.92 1.249 8.1 0.8 3.1 3.3 1.06 MVP-10
1957 36 CLE AL 6 11 .353 4.60 21 17 2 2 0 0 117.1 129 70 60 9 64 6 45 7 0 3 540 82 4.50 1.645 9.9 0.7 4.9 3.5 0.70
1958 37 CLE AL 0 1 .000 5.33 11 1 4 0 0 0 25.1 41 15 15 3 16 2 8 1 0 1 128 70 5.40 2.250 14.6 1.1 5.7 2.8 0.50
13 Yrs 207 128 .618 3.23 460 350 73 188 31 22 2850.0 2559 1185 1024 180 1251 13 1277 57 2 63 12099 119 3.79 1.337 8.1 0.6 4.0 4.0 1.02
162 Game Avg. 17 11 .618 3.23 39 29 6 16 3 2 239 215 99 86 15 105 107 5 0 5 1016 119 3.79 1.337 8.1 0.6 4.0 4.0 1.02
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
1946 25 CLE AL 94.0 32 5 40 3.83 4.17 -0.01 0.00 96.5 4.03 2 0.2 .94 -0.1 0.9 9 .507 .501 $4,800
1947 26 CLE AL 167.1 37 15 68 3.66 4.14 0.42 0.00 96.6 3.59 -1 -0.1 1.24 -0.1 1.1 11 .498 .500 $6,000
1948 ★ 27 CLE AL 293.2 43 37 104 3.19 4.59 0.49 0.00 96.0 3.94 24 2.5 2.25 -0.1 4.8 49 .559 .516 $12,000 AS,MVP-5
1949 ★ 28 CLE AL 279.2 37 33 101 3.25 4.78 0.37 0.00 95.5 4.21 30 3.2 3.36 0.0 5.4 53 .586 .520 $22,500 AS,MVP-9
1950 ★ 29 CLE AL 288.0 44 37 144 4.50 5.11 0.15 0.00 95.3 4.72 6 0.6 3.70 -0.1 2.9 34 .513 .503 $34,000 AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 30 CLE AL 263.1 42 34 119 4.07 4.70 0.06 0.00 94.0 4.35 7 0.7 1.52 -0.2 2.7 31 .516 .504 $45,000 AS
1952 ★ 31 CLE AL 309.2 42 36 104 3.02 4.00 0.01 0.00 92.1 3.68 21 2.5 1.94 -0.2 4.8 47 .558 .515 $40,000 AS,MVP-8
1953 ★ 32 CLE AL 286.2 41 36 119 3.74 4.43 0.22 0.00 95.7 4.03 7 0.8 2.67 -0.1 3.0 33 .518 .505 $45,000 AS,MVP-16
1954 ★ 33 CLE AL 258.1 36 33 95 3.31 4.19 0.21 0.00 98.5 3.91 18 2.1 1.95 -0.1 4.1 37 .557 .513 $40,000 AS,MVP-5
1955 34 CLE AL 211.1 35 31 103 4.39 4.51 -0.36 0.00 100.7 4.90 10 1.1 2.47 -0.1 2.7 30 .531 .507 $45,000
1956 35 CLE AL 255.2 39 35 103 3.63 4.77 0.05 0.00 100.5 4.75 30 3.2 1.58 -0.1 5.2 54 .581 .520 $40,000 MVP-10
1957 36 CLE AL 117.1 21 17 70 5.37 4.27 -0.31 0.00 97.3 4.46 -11 -1.2 .78 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .444 .493 $40,000
1958 37 CLE AL 25.1 11 1 15 5.33 4.27 -0.09 0.00 97.9 4.26 -3 -0.3 .46 0.0 -0.1 -1 .471 .498 $35,000
13 Seasons 2850.1 460 350 1185 3.74 4.51 0.14 0.00 96.3 4.21 141 15.1 1.57 -1.2 37.5 384 .533 .508 $409,300

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
1948 ❍ 27 CLE AL WS W BSN 2 0 1.000 1.65 2 2 0 1 0 0 16.1 16 4 3 0 7 0 6 0 1 0 67 1.408 8.8 0.0 3.9 3.3 0.86
1954 33 CLE AL WS L NYG 0 2 .000 6.75 2 2 0 1 0 0 13.1 16 11 10 1 8 2 11 0 0 1 64 1.800 10.8 0.7 5.4 7.4 1.38
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 2 .500 3.94 4 4 0 2 0 0 29.2 32 15 13 1 15 2 17 0 1 1 131 1.584 9.7 0.3 4.6 5.2 1.13
2 WS 2 2 .500 3.94 4 4 0 2 0 0 29.2 32 15 13 1 15 2 17 0 1 1 131 1.584 9.7 0.3 4.6 5.2 1.13

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1948 CLE AL 27
1949 CLE AL 28
1950 CLE AL 29 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
1951 CLE AL 30 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1952 CLE AL 31 0 0 1 .000 9.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 11 2.000 9.0 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00
1953 CLE AL 32
1954 CLE AL 33 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
7 Yrs (4 GP) 0 0 1 .000 2.70 1 0 0 0 6.2 6 2 2 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 28 1.350 8.1 1.4 4.1 4.1 1.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1946 25 CLE AL 98 32 414 338 40 77 10 1 1 3 0 68 39 .228 .357 .272 .629 .255 92 8 0 8 0 6
1947 26 CLE AL 37 726 621 68 150 27 5 7 4 9 97 65 .242 .348 .335 .683 .260 208 23 4 4 0 14
1948 27 CLE AL 43 1214 1069 104 231 36 10 12 6 9 129 147 .216 .302 .302 .604 .241 323 25 3 13 0 13
1949 28 CLE AL 37 1161 1004 101 211 31 5 19 9 5 137 138 .210 .309 .308 .616 .227 309 35 6 14 0 15
1950 29 CLE AL 1 44 1254 1095 144 281 33 7 28 3 12 146 170 .257 .345 .376 .721 .282 412 36 2 11 0 19
1951 30 CLE AL 42 1139 1001 119 244 33 4 18 8 5 124 132 .244 .328 .339 .667 .266 339 26 2 12 0 17
1952 31 CLE AL 5 42 1252 1132 104 236 42 6 15 9 5 105 131 .208 .279 .296 .575 .224 335 35 6 9 0 23
1953 32 CLE AL 41 1217 1082 119 283 27 5 16 9 9 110 98 .262 .336 .340 .676 .276 368 38 11 14 0 9
1954 33 CLE AL 36 1078 960 95 228 40 2 12 4 6 92 110 .238 .303 .321 .624 .254 308 26 4 9 13 20
1955 34 CLE AL 35 909 820 103 218 29 8 17 2 7 74 100 .266 .329 .383 .712 .285 314 18 5 7 3 3 10
1956 35 CLE AL 39 1075 962 103 230 34 4 23 5 4 89 94 .239 .305 .354 .660 .243 341 28 6 10 7 2 21
1957 36 CLE AL 21 539 449 70 129 23 4 9 7 3 64 45 .287 .380 .416 .796 .299 187 13 7 12 7 6 11
1958 37 CLE AL 11 128 110 15 41 5 0 3 0 1 16 8 .373 .457 .500 .957 .384 55 3 1 1 0 2 1
13 Yrs 104 460 12106 10643 1185 2559 370 61 180 69 75 1251 1277 .240 .323 .337 .660 .258 3591 314 57 124 30 13 179
162 Game Avg. 9 39 1016 893 99 215 31 5 15 6 6 105 107 .240 .323 .337 .660 .258 301 26 5 10 3 15
MLB Averages .259 .332 .370 .701 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1946 25 CLE AL 4.8 0.5 353 0.1 4.3 -4.2 .69 0.6 -0.4 4.5 0.5 1.06 4.1 5 3 13
1947 26 CLE AL 3.1 0.3 751 0.1 15.1 -15.0 1.18 0.2 -0.2 9.3 1.0 1.01 0.3 4 5 13
1948 27 CLE AL 42.5 4.4 1233 2.6 21.7 -19.1 1.02 5.5 -2.9 53.7 5.8 0.92 64.1 4 1 1
1949 28 CLE AL 34.7 3.6 1175 6.9 26.0 -19.0 1.18 5.1 0.8 47.4 5.1 0.92 50.1 4 0 0
1950 29 CLE AL 12.9 1.2 1278 3.1 24.6 -21.4 1.06 0.9 2.1 14.3 1.4 0.95 11.9 6 0 1
1951 30 CLE AL 7.5 0.8 1158 2.7 21.8 -19.2 1.11 1.8 0.6 12.8 1.3 0.96 17.1 4 1 3
1952 31 CLE AL 29.1 3.2 1282 4.8 23.3 -18.5 1.00 4.1 0.7 39.5 4.6 0.93 44.5 4 2 0
1953 32 CLE AL 12.9 1.3 1247 1.9 23.4 -21.4 1.08 2.5 -0.7 23.2 2.5 0.97 21.0 5 0 0
1954 33 CLE AL 25.3 2.7 1100 2.5 18.6 -16.1 .99 2.3 0.2 27.0 2.9 0.94 29.2 2 0 1
1955 34 CLE AL 3.1 0.3 924 1.3 16.2 -14.9 1.02 0.6 0.7 -0.2 -0.0 0.94 5.8 3 0 1
1956 35 CLE AL 30.4 3.1 1095 4.1 19.2 -15.0 .97 2.4 1.8 31.6 3.2 0.92 27.2 2 0 1
1957 36 CLE AL -12.5 -1.2 552 -1.6 9.6 -11.2 1.13 -1.9 0.5 -17.9 -1.8 1.00 -19.5 0 2 2
1958 37 CLE AL -3.7 -0.4 131 -0.3 0.7 -0.9 .34 -0.7 -0.0 -4.3 -0.4 1.05 -8.3 1 0 9
13 Yrs 190.1 19.7 12279 28.3 224.2 -195.9 1.04 23.4 3.7 241.0 26.1 0.95 247.3 44 14 45

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1946 25 CLE AL 32 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 3 .400 0 0 1 0 3 60% 50.6 72 39 12 1 2 1 3.3 5.0 5.5
1947 26 CLE AL 37 15 10 3 2 3 1 11 3 .786 0 1 6 1 8 53% 53.9 80 28 23 10 11 1 4.6 4.5 8.2
1948 27 CLE AL 43 37 19 13 5 3 7 23 14 .622 5 2 20 10 24 65% 58.7 88 26 28 12 22 5 5.5 5.7 7.8
1949 28 CLE AL 37 33 20 9 4 4 5 24 9 .727 1 0 22 2 22 67% 59.0 86 30 12 5 17 5 5.3 4.6 8.1
1950 29 CLE AL 44 37 22 11 4 5 3 22 15 .595 0 4 22 3 21 57% 52.6 85 7 30 8 21 4 5.5 5.6 7.6
1951 30 CLE AL 42 34 17 14 3 5 6 19 15 .559 1 2 17 1 18 53% 52.3 88 9 18 3 19 5 4.0 3.8 7.4
1952 31 CLE AL 42 36 22 10 4 2 5 23 12 .657 4 1 28 5 26 72% 61.2 84 19 12 9 22 6 5.3 5.3 8.3
1953 32 CLE AL 41 36 20 14 2 2 5 22 14 .611 0 2 23 5 23 64% 53.8 84 13 16 8 24 4 5.0 4.9 7.7
1954 33 CLE AL 36 33 22 7 4 1 3 26 7 .788 1 3 21 2 24 73% 57.2 84 20 14 4 18 7 5.7 5.5 7.7
1955 34 CLE AL 35 31 17 10 4 4 2 20 11 .645 0 4 5 0 15 48% 49.9 81 25 28 4 14 5 5.3 5.4 6.7
1956 35 CLE AL 39 35 20 14 1 2 5 20 15 .571 1 0 21 2 24 69% 54.6 77 12 13 5 18 6 4.7 4.4 7.2
1957 36 CLE AL 21 17 5 9 3 0 1 8 9 .471 1 3 2 0 7 41% 45.0 77 24 23 4 9 4 3.9 2.5 6.0
1958 37 CLE AL 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 35.0 35 35 9 2 1 0 6.0 0.0 1.0
13 Yrs 460 350 196 118 36 31 44 220 128 .632 14 22 188 31 215 61% 55 88 7 238 75 198 53 5.0 4.9 7.5
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 118 -11 4.4 4.1 6.7

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1946 25 CLE AL 32 27 17 2 2 1 1 0 100% 1 0 14 2 14% .690 5 3 13 1 4 16 9 12 18 4 15 3 7.5
1947 26 CLE AL 37 22 15 1 2 5 3 2 60% 5 0 11 4 36% 8 1.181 4 5 13 5 2 15 6 16 16 2 16 7 6.0
1948 27 CLE AL 43 6 2 1 1 4 2 2 50% 5 0 7 1 14% 8 1.017 4 1 1 5 0 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 3.0
1949 28 CLE AL 37 4 4 2 1 2 1 1 50% 2 0 3 0 0% 8 1.181 4 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 4 0 4 1 10.5
1950 29 CLE AL 44 7 5 1 0 4 3 1 75% 6 1 11 4 36% 8 1.063 6 0 1 6 1 0 6 1 2 5 3 2 2.6
1951 30 CLE AL 42 8 7 0 0 3 2 1 67% 3 0 6 0 0% 9 1.110 4 1 3 3 0 5 3 5 3 1 3 2 4.5
1952 31 CLE AL 42 6 6 0 1 4 4 0 100% 4 0 11 4 36% 9 .998 4 2 0 4 1 1 5 1 3 2 3 2 5.7
1953 32 CLE AL 41 5 4 1 1 2 1 1 50% 4 1 7 3 43% 8 1.083 5 0 0 4 1 0 4 1 3 1 4 0 5.0
1954 33 CLE AL 36 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0% 9 .993 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.7
1955 34 CLE AL 35 4 3 1 0 2 2 0 100% 2 0 6 1 17% 6 1.022 3 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 3.3
1956 35 CLE AL 39 4 3 0 0 3 3 0 100% 3 0 2 1 50% 8 .970 2 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 3.5
1957 36 CLE AL 21 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 1.133 0 2 2 0 2 2 1 3 3 0 3 0 12.0
1958 37 CLE AL 11 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 17% 4 .342 1 0 9 0 0 10 3 7 7 1 7 1 7.3
13 Yrs 460 110 73 11 10 30 22 8 73% 36 3 87 21 24% 1.045 44 14 45 36 16 52 51 53 65 24 64 21 6.0

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1946 25 CLE AL 414 53% 0.2% 9.4% 16.4% 2.9% 16% 1.95 72% 80 8 10%
1947 26 CLE AL 726 52% 1.0% 9.0% 13.4% 5.4% 26% 1.90 76% 165 23 14%
1948 27 CLE AL 1214 52% 1.0% 12.1% 10.6% 4.8% 25% 1.47 75% 217 25 12%
1949 28 CLE AL 1161 50% 1.6% 11.9% 11.8% 4.7% 26% 1.82 73% 210 35 17%
1950 29 CLE AL 1254 57% 2.2% 13.6% 11.6% 5.4% 24% 1.62 72% 264 36 14%
1951 30 CLE AL 1139 49% 1.6% 11.6% 10.9% 4.8% 23% 1.46 75% 240 26 11%
1952 31 CLE AL 1252 55% 1.2% 10.5% 8.4% 5.0% 27% 1.61 79% 211 35 17%
1953 32 CLE AL 1217 57% 1.3% 8.1% 9.0% 3.9% 17% 1.58 80% 258 38 15%
1954 33 CLE AL 1078 59% 1.1% 10.2% 8.5% 5.0% 24% 1.37 79% 208 26 13%
1955 34 CLE AL 909 55% 1.9% 11.0% 8.1% 5.9% 25% 1.61 78% 175 18 10%
1956 35 CLE AL 1075 56% 2.1% 8.7% 8.3% 5.7% 27% 1.43 79% 179 28 16%
1957 36 CLE AL 539 60% 1.7% 8.4% 11.9% 6.7% 28% 1.27 75% 115 13 11%
1958 37 CLE AL 128 63% 2.3% 6.3% 12.5% 6.3% 20% 1.29 77% 29 3 10%
13 Yrs 12106 55% 1.5% 10.6% 10.3% 5.1% 24% 1.56 76% 2351 314 13%
MLB Averages 51% 1.8% 10.2% 9.3% 5.6% 24% 0.96 77% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1946 25 CLE AL 316 77 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 26 12 1 46% 6 5 2 136 3 0 100% 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 7 98
1947 26 CLE AL 726 150 7 0 18 2 5 3 4 29 12 4 41% 14 6 0 294 4 9 31% 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1948 27 CLE AL 1214 231 12 0 29 4 8 8 4 46 20 2 43% 13 3 1 444 6 9 40% 5 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0
1949 28 CLE AL 1161 211 19 1 29 5 14 11 8 49 20 3 41% 15 1 1 403 9 5 64% 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1950 29 CLE AL 1253 281 28 2 32 12 16 13 15 63 31 5 49% 19 5 1 491 3 12 20% 3 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 1
1951 30 CLE AL 1139 244 18 1 21 6 12 13 5 61 31 9 51% 17 4 0 464 8 5 62% 6 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
1952 31 CLE AL 1247 236 15 0 25 6 9 6 9 51 28 10 55% 23 8 2 433 9 5 64% 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
1953 32 CLE AL 1217 283 16 0 31 8 8 9 7 52 25 9 48% 9 9 1 476 9 9 50% 7 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 15 0
1954 33 CLE AL 1078 228 12 0 23 7 5 6 6 57 31 4 54% 20 6 3 402 4 6 40% 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 27 0
1955 34 CLE AL 909 218 17 0 23 9 8 13 4 46 26 4 57% 10 8 0 333 2 7 22% 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 12 0
1956 35 CLE AL 1075 230 23 1 26 14 9 11 12 46 28 3 61% 21 4 4 372 5 4 56% 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1957 36 CLE AL 539 129 9 1 10 4 5 7 2 28 15 3 54% 11 3 0 241 7 3 70% 6 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
1958 37 CLE AL 128 41 3 0 5 3 0 3 0 4 2 0 50% 1 1 1 60 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
13 Yrs 12002 2559 180 6 284 80 99 103 76 558 281 57 50% 179 63 16 4549 69 75 48% 58 69 6 2 5 4 10 0 141 104
MLB Averages 52% 55%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1946 25 4 5 .444 2.49 32 5 17 1 0 1 94.0 77 40 26 1 68 39 0 0 5 412 133 1.543 7.4 0.1 6.5 3.7 0.57 133
1947 26 15 10 .600 3.10 69 20 32 7 1 4 261.1 227 108 90 8 165 104 4 0 11 1137 111 1.500 7.8 0.3 5.7 3.6 0.63 111
1948 27 35 24 .593 2.95 112 57 34 27 11 6 555.0 458 212 182 20 294 251 7 0 14 2351 128 1.355 7.4 0.3 4.8 4.1 0.85 128
1949 28 57 34 .626 2.97 149 90 38 49 13 7 834.2 669 313 275 39 431 389 13 0 15 3510 130 1.318 7.2 0.4 4.6 4.2 0.90 130
1950 29 80 45 .640 3.19 193 127 43 71 16 10 1122.2 950 457 398 67 577 559 15 0 20 4764 124 1.360 7.6 0.5 4.6 4.5 0.97 124
1951 30 97 59 .622 3.25 235 161 50 88 17 12 1386.0 1194 576 501 85 701 691 17 1 24 5903 121 1.367 7.8 0.6 4.6 4.5 0.99 121
1952 31 119 70 .630 3.12 277 197 56 116 22 16 1695.2 1430 680 587 100 806 822 23 1 32 7155 123 1.319 7.6 0.5 4.3 4.4 1.02 123
1953 32 140 85 .622 3.15 318 233 60 139 27 17 1982.1 1713 799 694 116 916 920 34 1 41 8371 121 1.326 7.8 0.5 4.2 4.2 1.00 121
1954 33 163 92 .639 3.10 354 266 61 160 29 17 2240.2 1941 894 772 128 1008 1030 38 2 47 9448 122 1.316 7.8 0.5 4.0 4.1 1.02 122
1955 34 181 102 .640 3.17 389 297 64 165 29 19 2452.0 2159 997 863 145 1082 3 1130 43 2 55 10357 120 1.322 7.9 0.5 4.0 4.1 1.04 120
1956 35 201 116 .634 3.15 428 332 67 186 31 22 2707.1 2389 1100 949 168 1171 5 1224 49 2 59 11431 122 1.315 7.9 0.6 3.9 4.1 1.05 122
1957 36 207 127 .620 3.21 449 349 69 188 31 22 2824.2 2518 1170 1009 177 1235 11 1269 56 2 62 11971 120 1.329 8.0 0.6 3.9 4.0 1.03 120
1958 37 207 128 .618 3.23 460 350 73 188 31 22 2850.0 2559 1185 1024 180 1251 13 1277 57 2 63 12099 119 1.337 8.1 0.6 4.0 4.0 1.02 119

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1946 25 6 5 .545 3.77 98.0 88 46 41 1 78 41 0 1.694 8.1 7.2 3.8 0.53 0.1 32
1947 26 10 9 .526 3.57 174.0 168 77 69 8 109 67 4 1.592 8.7 5.6 3.5 0.61 0.4 37
1948 27 21 13 .618 2.73 307.0 237 103 93 12 132 154 3 1.202 6.9 3.9 4.5 1.17 0.4 43
1949 28 20 12 .625 2.80 292.0 218 101 91 20 142 144 6 1.233 6.7 4.4 4.4 1.01 0.6 37
1950 29 17 16 .515 3.65 301.0 280 135 122 28 145 178 2 1.412 8.4 4.3 5.3 1.23 0.8 44
1951 30 16 15 .516 3.64 277.0 260 125 112 19 132 139 2 1.415 8.4 4.3 4.5 1.05 0.6 42
1952 31 21 15 .583 3.06 324.0 267 122 110 17 119 137 7 1.191 7.4 3.3 3.8 1.15 0.5 42
1953 32 18 15 .545 3.45 300.0 308 128 115 17 120 102 12 1.427 9.2 3.6 3.1 0.85 0.5 41
1954 33 17 13 .567 3.07 270.0 246 102 92 13 99 115 4 1.278 8.2 3.3 3.8 1.16 0.4 36
1955 34 13 12 .520 3.71 221.0 223 101 91 17 76 105 5 1.353 9.1 3.1 4.3 1.38 0.7 35
1956 35 17 13 .567 2.93 267.0 228 97 87 23 88 98 6 1.184 7.7 3.0 3.3 1.11 0.8 39
1957 36 6 8 .429 4.90 123.0 139 74 67 10 69 47 8 1.691 10.2 5.0 3.4 0.68 0.7 21
1958 37 1 2 .333 4.85 26.0 45 16 14 3 18 8 1 2.423 15.6 6.2 2.8 0.44 1.0 11
13 Yrs 183 148 .553 3.33 2980.0 2707 1227 1104 188 1327 1335 60 1.354 8.2 4.0 1.01 0.6 460



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA (11.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 1.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 7.0%)
1967 BBWAA (12.0%)
1967 Run Off ( 2.3%)
1968 BBWAA (16.6%)
1969 BBWAA (16.5%)
1970 BBWAA (25.0%)
1971 BBWAA (25.0%)
1972 BBWAA (29.5%)
1973 BBWAA (46.6%)
1974 BBWAA (52.1%)
1975 BBWAA (64.4%)
1976 BBWAA (78.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1976 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 AL (5, 30%)
1949 AL (9, 17%)
1950 AL (5, 30%)
1952 AL (8, 17%)
1953 AL (16, 7%)
1954 AL (5, 53%)
1956 AL (10, 12%)
1.66 Career Shares (132nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1948 AL  6.5 (6th)
1949 AL  7.2 (3rd)
1950 AL  4.8 (10th)
1952 AL  5.8 (6th)
1956 AL  5.9 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1948 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1949 AL  5.5 (3rd)
1952 AL  4.8 (5th)
1953 AL  3.0 (10th)
1954 AL  4.1 (7th)
1956 AL  5.2 (6th)
Career  37.5 (192nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1948 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1949 AL  2.99 (5th)
1950 AL  3.84 (10th)
1952 AL  2.50 (4th)
1954 AL  2.72 (3rd)
1956 AL  3.03 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  20 (2nd)
1949 AL  22 (3rd)
1950 AL  23 (1st)
1951 AL  17 (9th)
1952 AL  22 (3rd)
1953 AL  21 (2nd)
1954 AL  23 (1st)
1955 AL  18 (1st)
1956 AL  20 (2nd)
Career  207 (103rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1947 AL  .688 (5th)
1949 AL  .688 (5th)
1950 AL  .676 (6th)
1952 AL  .667 (4th)
1954 AL  .767 (4th)
1955 AL  .643 (4th)
Career  .618 (79th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1948 AL  1.226 (1st)
1949 AL  1.244 (4th)
1952 AL  1.101 (2nd)
1954 AL  1.239 (8th)
1956 AL  1.249 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  8.068 (8th)
1948 AL  7.080 (2nd)
1949 AL  6.790 (2nd)
1951 AL  8.339 (10th)
1952 AL  6.859 (1st)
Career  8.081 (148th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 AL  3.137 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  4.505 (6th)
1949 AL  4.441 (9th)
1950 AL  5.313 (4th)
1951 AL  4.511 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1948 AL  43 (9th)
1950 AL  44 (7th)
1951 AL  42 (5th)
1952 AL  42 (5th)
1953 AL  41 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1948 AL  293.7 (1st)
1949 AL  279.7 (3rd)
1950 AL  288.0 (1st)
1951 AL  263.3 (2nd)
1952 AL  309.7 (1st)
1953 AL  286.7 (1st)
1954 AL  258.3 (4th)
1955 AL  211.3 (10th)
1956 AL  255.3 (5th)
Career  2,850.0 (159th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 AL  147 (2nd)
1949 AL  138 (3rd)
1950 AL  170 (1st)
1951 AL  132 (3rd)
1952 AL  131 (7th)
1953 AL  98 (10th)
1955 AL  100 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1948 AL  37 (2nd)
1949 AL  33 (3rd)
1950 AL  37 (1st)
1951 AL  34 (1st)
1952 AL  36 (1st)
1953 AL  36 (2nd)
1954 AL  33 (4th)
1955 AL  31 (6th)
1956 AL  35 (2nd)
Career  350 (208th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1948 AL  20 (1st)
1949 AL  22 (2nd)
1950 AL  22 (1st)
1951 AL  17 (5th)
1952 AL  28 (1st)
1953 AL  23 (2nd)
1954 AL  21 (1st)
1956 AL  21 (1st)
Career  188 (155th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1948 AL  10 (1st)
1950 AL  3 (2nd)
1952 AL  5 (3rd)
1953 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  31 (103rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  19 (4th)
1950 AL  28 (2nd)
1951 AL  18 (8th)
1952 AL  15 (8th)
1956 AL  23 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  97 (6th)
1948 AL  129 (3rd)
1949 AL  137 (3rd)
1950 AL  146 (2nd)
1951 AL  124 (2nd)
1952 AL  105 (3rd)
1953 AL  110 (3rd)
1954 AL  92 (9th)
Career  1,251 (43rd)

Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  231 (10th)
1950 AL  281 (1st)
1951 AL  244 (1st)
1952 AL  236 (4th)
1953 AL  283 (1st)
1954 AL  228 (4th)
1955 AL  218 (5th)
1956 AL  230 (8th)
Career  2,559 (220th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  1.007 (10th)
1950 AL  1.164 (6th)
1955 AL  1.351 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  0.377 (8th)
1948 AL  0.368 (7th)
1952 AL  0.436 (8th)
1953 AL  0.502 (3rd)
1954 AL  0.418 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1948 AL  14 (9th)
1951 AL  14 (1st)
1953 AL  15 (2nd)
1956 AL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1950 AL  123 (2nd)
1951 AL  103 (4th)
1952 AL  86 (9th)
1953 AL  107 (3rd)
1955 AL  91 (5th)
Career  1,024 (223rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1946 AL  5 (7th)
1947 AL  6 (5th)
1950 AL  5 (9th)
1951 AL  4 (10th)
1952 AL  8 (2nd)
1953 AL  9 (2nd)
1954 AL  6 (3rd)
1955 AL  8 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 AL  4 (5th)
1949 AL  6 (5th)
1952 AL  6 (9th)
1953 AL  11 (2nd)
1956 AL  6 (10th)
1957 AL  7 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1948 AL  1,214 (1st)
1949 AL  1,159 (4th)
1950 AL  1,254 (1st)
1951 AL  1,139 (1st)
1952 AL  1,252 (1st)
1953 AL  1,216 (1st)
1954 AL  1,077 (5th)
1955 AL  909 (9th)
1956 AL  1,074 (7th)
Career  12,099 (156th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1946 AL  17 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1948 AL  144 (4th)
1949 AL  133 (5th)
1952 AL  134 (6th)
1954 AL  136 (4th)
1956 AL  139 (4th)
Career  119 (137th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1948 AL  3.54 (5th)
1954 AL  3.27 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  43 (2nd)
1949 AL  35 (3rd)
1952 AL  29 (5th)
1954 AL  25 (5th)
1956 AL  30 (5th)
Career  190 (93rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  4.4 (2nd)
1949 AL  3.6 (3rd)
1952 AL  3.2 (5th)
1954 AL  2.7 (5th)
1956 AL  3.1 (5th)
Career  19.7 (94th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1948 AL  53.69 (1st)
1949 AL  47.37 (3rd)
1952 AL  39.54 (2nd)
1953 AL  23.23 (8th)
1954 AL  27.05 (5th)
1956 AL  31.65 (8th)
Career  240.96 (47th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1948 AL  2.6 (4th)
1949 AL  6.9 (1st)
1950 AL  3.1 (3rd)
1951 AL  2.7 (8th)
1952 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1954 AL  2.5 (9th)
1956 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  28.3 (41st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1948 AL  5.5 (1st)
1949 AL  5.1 (1st)
1951 AL  1.8 (10th)
1952 AL  4.1 (2nd)
1953 AL  2.5 (6th)
1954 AL  2.3 (6th)
1956 AL  2.4 (8th)
Career  23.4 (47th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1948 AL  5.8 (1st)
1949 AL  5.1 (2nd)
1952 AL  4.6 (1st)
1953 AL  2.5 (9th)
1954 AL  2.9 (6th)
1956 AL  3.2 (8th)
Career  26.1 (46th)

Youngest s c a p y
1941 AL  born 1920-09-22 (9th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 44 (34), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 179 (59), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 118 (74), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 34 (110), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (115th), 48.8 career WAR/39.0 7yr-peak WAR/43.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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