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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Team: Indians 1941-1958

Final Game: July 1, 1958 (Age 37.282)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #57. Smoky Joe Wood… #58. Red Ruffing… #59. Joe McGinnity… #60. BOB LEMON… #61. Andy Pettitte… #62. Tim Keefe… #63. Tim Hudson… 

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
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 .9 -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 1.2 -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 2.2 -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 3.4 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 3.7 -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 1.5 -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 1.9 -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 2.7 -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 2.0 -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 2.5 -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 1.6 -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 .8 -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 .5 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 1.6 -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

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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
1941 20 CLE AL 5 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 1 0 0 0 /5
1942 21 CLE AL 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /5
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 55 98 89 9 16 3 0 1 4 0 1 7 18 .180 .240 .247 .487 40 22 0 0 3 18O
1947 26 CLE AL 47 64 56 11 18 4 3 2 5 0 0 6 9 .321 .387 .607 .994 177 34 0 0 2 1/O89
1948 ★ 27 CLE AL 52 129 119 20 34 9 0 5 21 0 0 8 23 .286 .331 .487 .818 119 58 0 0 2 1 AS,MVP-5
1949 ★ 28 CLE AL 46 123 108 17 29 6 2 7 19 0 0 10 20 .269 .331 .556 .886 134 60 1 0 5 1 AS,MVP-9
1950 ★ 29 CLE AL 72 151 136 21 37 9 1 6 26 0 0 13 25 .272 .340 .485 .825 113 66 0 1 3 1 AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 30 CLE AL 56 112 102 11 21 4 1 3 13 0 0 9 22 .206 .270 .353 .623 72 36 1 0 1 1 AS
1952 ★ 31 CLE AL 54 134 124 14 28 5 0 2 9 0 0 4 21 .226 .250 .315 .565 61 39 2 0 6 1 AS,MVP-8
1953 ★ 32 CLE AL 51 125 112 12 26 9 1 2 17 2 0 7 20 .232 .277 .384 .661 79 43 1 0 6 1 AS,MVP-16
1954 ★ 33 CLE AL 40 113 98 11 21 4 1 2 10 0 0 6 24 .214 .257 .337 .594 61 33 1 0 8 1 1 AS,MVP-5
1955 34 CLE AL 49 99 78 11 19 0 0 1 9 0 0 13 16 .244 .344 .282 .626 68 22 1 0 6 2 0 1
1956 35 CLE AL 43 109 93 8 18 0 0 5 12 0 0 9 21 .194 .272 .355 .627 63 33 1 1 7 0 0 1 MVP-10
1957 36 CLE AL 25 46 46 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 14 .065 .065 .152 .217 -42 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
1958 37 CLE AL 15 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .231 .286 .231 .516 45 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 615 1326 1183 148 274 54 9 37 147 2 1 93 241 .232 .288 .386 .674 82 457 9 2 49 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 349 312 39 72 14 2 10 39 1 0 24 63 .232 .288 .386 .674 82 120 2 1 13

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
1941 20 CLE AL 5 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
1942 21 CLE AL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1946 25 CLE AL 55 98 -7 -0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .505 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $4,800 18O
1947 26 CLE AL 47 64 5 0 0 0 7 12 1.3 0 12 1.3 .528 .508 1.3 -0.0 12 $6,000 1/O89
1948 ★ 27 CLE AL 52 129 2 1 1 0 14 17 1.7 0 17 1.7 .533 .510 1.7 0.0 17 $12,000 1 AS,MVP-5
1949 ★ 28 CLE AL 46 123 4 0 -0 0 13 18 1.7 0 18 1.7 .537 .511 1.7 -0.0 18 $22,500 1 AS,MVP-9
1950 ★ 29 CLE AL 72 151 1 1 1 0 17 21 1.9 0 21 1.9 .527 .512 1.9 0.0 21 $34,000 1 AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 30 CLE AL 56 112 -5 -1 0 0 11 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .512 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $45,000 1 AS
1952 ★ 31 CLE AL 54 134 -7 -0 0 0 15 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .517 .506 0.9 0.0 9 $40,000 1 AS,MVP-8
1953 ★ 32 CLE AL 51 125 -3 0 0 0 13 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .522 .507 1.1 0.0 11 $45,000 1 AS,MVP-16
1954 ★ 33 CLE AL 40 113 -5 -1 0 0 13 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .518 .504 0.7 -0.0 7 $40,000 1 AS,MVP-5
1955 34 CLE AL 49 99 -3 0 0 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .515 .505 0.7 0.0 7 $45,000 1
1956 35 CLE AL 43 109 -5 -0 0 0 12 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .516 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $40,000 1 MVP-10
1957 36 CLE AL 25 46 -8 -0 -0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .485 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $40,000 1
1958 37 CLE AL 15 14 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $35,000 1
15 Seasons 615 1326 -33 -0 4 0 142 113 11.3 0 113 11.3 .518 .506 11.2 0.0 113 $409,300

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
1948 ❍ 27 CLE AL WS BSN W 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 33 CLE AL WS NYG L 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 5 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1941 CLE AL 20 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.30
1942 CLE AL 21 3B 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .940 3.20
1946 CLE AL 25 P 32 5 1 94.0 42 13 28 1 5 .976 3.93 1.28 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 1
1946 CLE AL 25 CF 12 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.92 .984 2.72
1946 CLE AL 25 OF 12 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.92 .977 2.36
1947 CLE AL 26 P 37 15 6 167.1 59 12 46 1 4 .983 3.12 1.57 .955 1.92 1.90 4 9 69% 50% 0
1947 CLE AL 26 OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.45
1947 CLE AL 26 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1947 CLE AL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1948 CLE AL 27 P 43 37 20 293.2 113 23 86 4 8 .965 3.34 2.53 .963 2.02 1.99 6 9 60% 48% 0 AS,MVP-5
1949 CLE AL 28 P 37 33 22 279.2 109 34 71 4 5 .963 3.38 2.84 .962 2.12 2.09 9 5 36% 46% 0 AS,MVP-9
1950 CLE AL 29 P 44 37 22 288.0 92 22 66 4 6 .957 2.75 2.00 .950 2.03 1.99 3 12 80% 2 AS,MVP-5
1951 CLE AL 30 P 42 34 17 263.1 83 21 60 2 5 .976 2.77 1.93 .953 2.07 2.06 8 5 38% 45% 1 AS
1952 CLE AL 31 P 42 36 28 309.2 113 32 79 2 7 .982 3.23 2.64 .966 2.10 2.10 9 5 36% 46% 0 AS,MVP-8
1953 CLE AL 32 P 41 36 23 286.2 108 31 74 3 15 .972 3.30 2.56 .957 1.95 1.93 9 9 50% 51% 1 AS,MVP-16
1954 CLE AL 33 P 36 33 21 258.1 82 22 57 3 8 .963 2.75 2.19 .959 2.01 1.99 4 6 60% 48% 1 AS,MVP-5
1955 CLE AL 34 P 35 31 5 211.1 60 16 43 1 3 .983 2.51 1.69 .956 1.99 1.97 2 7 78% 47% 1
1956 CLE AL 35 P 39 35 21 255.1 91 24 61 6 6 .934 3.00 2.18 .950 1.92 1.91 5 4 44% 44% 0 MVP-10
1957 CLE AL 36 P 21 17 2 117.1 43 12 31 0 5 1.000 3.30 2.05 .963 1.99 2.00 7 3 30% 47% 1
1958 CLE AL 37 P 11 1 0 25.1 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 2.84 0.73 .962 1.95 1.93 0 1 100% 47% 0
13 Seasons P 460 350 188 2850.0 1003 263 709 31 78 .969 3.07 2.11 .958 2.02 1.99 66 75 53% 42% 8
2 Seasons OF 14 12 12 37 34 2 1 2 .973 2.57 .977 2.37
2 Seasons CF 13 12 12 36 33 2 1 2 .972 2.69 .984 2.73
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .942 3.25
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
15 Seasons TOT 476 362 200 2850.0 1044 298 713 33 80 .968 3.07 2.12 .958 2.02 2.01 66 75 53% 42% 8
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

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 (129th)

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 (190th)

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 (101st)

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 (78th)

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 (145th)

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 (157th)

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 (203rd)

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 (218th)

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 (221st)

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 (154th)

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 (135th)

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 (91st)

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 (91st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1948 AL  53.69 (1st)
1949 AL  47.37 (2nd)
1952 AL  39.54 (2nd)
1953 AL  23.23 (7th)
1954 AL  27.05 (5th)
1956 AL  31.65 (8th)
Career  240.89 (39th)

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 (9th)
1952 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1954 AL  2.5 (9th)
1956 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  28.3 (34th)

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  23.2 (45th)

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 (8th)
1954 AL  2.9 (6th)
1956 AL  3.2 (8th)
Career  26.1 (40th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1951 AL  42 (5th)
1952 AL  42 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1948 AL  23 (1st)
1949 AL  34 (1st)
1950 AL  22 (2nd)
1951 AL  21 (2nd)
1952 AL  32 (1st)
1953 AL  31 (1st)
1954 AL  22 (1st)
1955 AL  16 (4th)
1956 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  263 (31st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1947 AL  46 (4th)
1948 AL  86 (1st)
1949 AL  71 (1st)
1950 AL  66 (2nd)
1951 AL  60 (1st)
1952 AL  79 (1st)
1953 AL  74 (1st)
1954 AL  57 (2nd)
1955 AL  43 (4th)
1956 AL  61 (1st)
Career  709 (87th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1948 AL  4 (2nd)
1949 AL  4 (4th)
1950 AL  4 (5th)
1954 AL  3 (3rd)
1956 AL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1947 AL  3.12 (1st)
1948 AL  3.34 (1st)
1949 AL  3.38 (1st)
1950 AL  2.75 (3rd)
1951 AL  2.77 (5th)
1952 AL  3.23 (2nd)
1953 AL  3.30 (1st)
1954 AL  2.75 (3rd)
1955 AL  2.51 (4th)
1956 AL  3.00 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1948 AL  2.53 (1st)
1949 AL  2.84 (1st)
1950 AL  2.00 (3rd)
1951 AL  1.93 (4th)
1952 AL  2.64 (2nd)
1953 AL  2.56 (1st)
1954 AL  2.19 (3rd)
1955 AL  1.69 (5th)
1956 AL  2.18 (2nd)

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

                           

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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 (76), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 34 (108), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (110th), 48.8 career WAR/39.0 7yr-peak WAR/43.9 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1946 25 Cleveland Indians $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 26 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 27 Cleveland Indians $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 28 Cleveland Indians $22,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 29 Cleveland Indians $34,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 30 Cleveland Indians $45,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 31 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 32 Cleveland Indians $45,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 33 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 34 Cleveland Indians $45,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/2/55 TSN:50000.00,
1956 35 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 36 Cleveland Indians $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 37 Cleveland Indians $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$409,300
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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