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Ed Linke

Edward Karl Linke (Babe)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 9, 1911 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1933 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Browns 1933-1938

Final Game: September 4, 1938 (Age 26)
Died: June 21, 1988 in Chicago, IL
Buried: St. Luke Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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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
1933 21 WSH AL 1 0 1.000 5.06 4.11 3 2 0 0 0 0 16.0 15 10 9 0 11 6 0 0 1 72 84 1.625 8.4 0.0 6.2 3.4 0.55
1934 22 WSH AL 2 2 .500 4.15 3.75 7 4 2 2 0 0 34.2 38 20 16 1 9 9 0 0 0 149 105 1.356 9.9 0.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
1935 23 WSH AL 11 7 .611 5.01 4.29 40 22 8 10 1 3 178.0 211 111 99 6 80 51 1 0 4 808 87 1.635 10.7 0.3 4.0 2.6 0.64
1936 24 WSH AL 1 5 .167 7.10 4.65 13 6 4 1 0 0 52.0 73 46 41 4 14 11 0 0 3 240 67 1.673 12.6 0.7 2.4 1.9 0.79
1937 25 WSH AL 6 1 .857 5.60 4.67 36 7 18 0 0 3 128.2 158 89 80 11 59 61 4 1 2 591 80 1.687 11.1 0.8 4.1 4.3 1.03
1938 26 SLB AL 1 7 .125 7.94 6.48 21 2 12 0 0 0 39.2 60 37 35 6 33 18 0 0 1 206 63 2.345 13.6 1.4 7.5 4.1 0.55
6 Yrs 22 22 .500 5.61 4.59 120 43 44 13 1 6 449.0 555 313 280 28 206 156 5 1 11 2066 80 1.695 11.1 0.6 4.1 3.1 0.76
162 Game Avg. 9 9 .500 5.61 4.59 50 18 18 5 0 3 187 232 131 117 12 86 65 2 0 5 862 80 1.695 11.1 0.6 4.1 3.1 0.76
WSH (5 yrs) 21 15 .583 5.39 4.40 99 41 32 13 1 6 409.1 495 276 245 22 173 138 5 1 10 1860 82 1.632 10.9 0.5 3.8 3.0 0.80
SLB (1 yr) 1 7 .125 7.94 6.48 21 2 12 0 0 0 39.2 60 37 35 6 33 18 0 0 1 206 63 2.345 13.6 1.4 7.5 4.1 0.55

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
1933 21 WSH AL 16.0 3 2 10 5.63 4.48 0.26 0.00 106.3 4.48 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .434 .499 $1,500
1934 22 WSH AL 34.2 7 4 20 5.19 4.87 0.06 0.00 104.1 5.00 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .488 .500 $2,100
1935 23 WSH AL 178.0 40 22 111 5.61 5.13 -0.13 0.00 100.8 5.30 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.2 15 .485 .496 $3,000
1936 24 WSH AL 52.0 13 6 46 7.96 5.87 0.15 0.00 93.9 5.37 -15 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .404 .492 $5,000
1937 25 WSH AL 128.2 36 7 89 6.23 5.22 0.17 0.00 97.6 4.93 -19 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .454 .490 $4,500
1938 26 SLB AL 39.2 21 2 37 8.39 5.72 -0.41 0.00 100.7 6.17 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .458 .495 $4,500
6 Seasons 449.0 120 43 313 6.27 5.25 -0.01 0.00 99.5 5.23 -53 -4.6 1.0 -0.3 -0.3 1 .461 .494 $20,600
WSH (5 yrs) 409.1 99 41 276 6.07 5.20 0.03 0.00 99.4 5.14 -43 -3.8 1.0 -0.3 0.2 6 .462 .494 $16,100
SLB (1 yr) 39.2 21 2 37 8.39 5.72 -0.41 0.00 100.7 6.17 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .458 .495 $4,500

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
1933 21 WSH AL 3 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 23 1 0 1 /1
1934 22 WSH AL 8 12 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364 .545 40 4 0 1 /1
1935 23 WSH AL 40 76 68 14 20 4 0 1 9 0 0 7 6 .294 .360 .397 .757 98 27 0 1 1
1936 24 WSH AL 13 19 15 3 6 2 0 1 4 0 0 4 2 .400 .526 .733 1.260 216 11 0 0 1
1937 25 WSH AL 37 52 46 8 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 .217 .294 .217 .512 33 10 0 1 1
1938 26 SLB AL 21 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 37 2 0 0 1
6 Yrs 122 179 156 26 41 6 1 2 17 0 0 19 24 .263 .343 .353 .695 80 55 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 238 207 35 54 8 1 3 23 0 0 25 32 .263 .343 .353 .695 80 73 0 5
WSH (5 yrs) 101 167 146 26 39 6 1 2 15 0 0 17 21 .267 .344 .363 .707 83 53 0 4
SLB (1 yr) 21 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 37 2 0 0

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
1933 21 WSH AL 3 8 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500 /1
1934 22 WSH AL 8 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,100 /1
1935 23 WSH AL 40 76 -0 0 0 0 8 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .518 .504 0.7 -0.0 8 $3,000 1
1936 24 WSH AL 13 19 3 0 0 0 2 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .534 .503 0.4 0.0 5 $5,000 1
1937 25 WSH AL 37 52 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $4,500 1
1938 26 SLB AL 21 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,500 1
6 Seasons 122 179 -5 0 0 0 19 15 1.3 0 15 1.3 .511 .502 1.3 -0.0 15 $20,600
WSH (5 yrs) 101 167 -4 0 0 0 18 14 1.3 0 14 1.3 .513 .502 1.3 -0.0 14 $16,100
SLB (1 yr) 21 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,500

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
1933 WSH AL 21 P 3 2 0 16.0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 2.81 1.67 .960 2.31 2.27
1934 WSH AL 22 P 7 4 2 34.2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 2.60 1.43 .956 2.15 2.11
1935 WSH AL 23 P 40 22 10 178.0 36 4 30 2 3 .944 1.72 0.85 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 WSH AL 24 P 13 6 1 52.0 19 1 17 1 1 .947 3.12 1.38 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 WSH AL 25 P 36 7 0 128.2 25 1 23 1 1 .960 1.68 0.67 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 SLB AL 26 P 21 2 0 39.2 13 1 11 1 1 .923 2.72 0.57 .952 2.11 2.06
6 Seasons P 120 43 13 449.0 109 12 91 6 6 .945 2.06 0.86 .953 2.10 2.07
6 Seasons TOT 120 43 13 449.0 109 12 91 6 6 .945 2.06 0.86 .953 2.10 2.07
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

Saves s c a p y
1935 AL  3 (8th)
1937 AL  3 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 AL  0.303 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 AL  4 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1937 AL  18 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1933 AL  born 1911-11-09 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1837), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1315th), 1.0 career WAR/1.0 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
193321Washington Senators$1,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193422Washington Senators$2,100Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193523Washington Senators$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193624Washington Senators$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193725Washington Senators$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193826St. Louis Browns$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,600
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: Edward Babe Ed eddie eddy Edward ep Karl Linke

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