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Ad Liska

Adolph James Liska

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 10, 1906 in Dwight, NE
School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1929 (Age 22.281, 5,928th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 4.0 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Phillies 1929-1933

Last Game: September 24, 1933 (Age 27.076)   vs. BRO 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 30, 1998 in Portland, OR
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, OR
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Standard Batting

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
1929 22 WSH AL 24 32 29 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .172 .250 .172 .422 10 5 1 0 1
1930 23 WSH AL 32 61 52 4 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 25 .096 .190 .135 .324 -17 7 0 4 1
1931 24 WSH AL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1932 25 PHI NL 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1933 26 PHI NL 47 14 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .071 .071 .071 .143 -61 1 0 0 0 1/O9
5 Yrs 113 115 103 6 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 41 .107 .179 .126 .305 -20 13 0 1 4
162 Game Avg. 162 165 148 9 16 3 0 0 6 0 11 59 .107 .179 .126 .305 -20 19 1 6
WSH (3 yrs) 58 94 82 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 33 .122 .209 .146 .355 -8 12 1 4
PHI (2 yrs) 55 21 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 .048 .048 .048 .095 -75 1 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 58 94 82 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 33 .122 .209 .146 .355 -8 12 1 4
NL (2 yrs) 55 21 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 .048 .048 .048 .095 -75 1 0 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
1929 22 WSH AL 24 32 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1930 23 WSH AL 32 62 -11 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 $4,200 1
1931 24 WSH AL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1932 25 PHI NL 8 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1933 26 PHI NL 47 14 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1/O9
5 Seasons 113 116 -21 0 0 0 12 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .493 .499 -0.8 -0.0 -8 $4,200
WSH (3 yrs) 58 95 -16 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .492 .498 -0.5 0.0 -5 $4,200
PHI (2 yrs) 55 21 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1929 22 WSH AL 32 24 1 1.1 113 .238 .172 .293 .250 .360 .172 .424 .422 .784 10 .061 -4.0 -0.4 .333 .069 .000
1930 23 WSH AL 61 51 1 0.5 117 .185 .096 .296 .190 .361 .135 .436 .324 .797 -17 .014 -9.5 -0.9 .277 .154 .038
1931 24 WSH AL 1 1 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .288 .000 .355 .000 .411 .000 .766 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
1932 25 PHI NL 7 7 0 0.0 113 .000 .000 .298 .000 .353 .000 .432 .000 .784 -100 .000 -2.1 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1933 26 PHI NL 14 13 0 0.0 101 .125 .071 .288 .071 .342 .071 .394 .143 .736 -61 .000 -3.1 -0.3 .077 .000 .000
5 Yrs 115 96 2 0.6 113 .177 .107 .294 .179 .358 .126 .426 .305 .784 -20 .018 -18.9 -1.8 .239 .097 .019
162 Game Avg. 165 138 3 0.6 113 .177 .107 .294 .179 .358 .126 .426 .305 .784 -20 .018 -18.9 -1.8 .239 .097 .019
WSH (3 yrs) 94 76 2 0.7 115 .204 .122 .295 .209 .360 .146 .431 .355 .792 -8 .025 -13.8 -1.3 .292 .122 .024
PHI (2 yrs) 21 20 0 0.0 105 .077 .048 .291 .048 .346 .048 .407 .095 .752 -75 -5.1 -0.5 .050 .000 .000
AL (3 yrs) 94 76 2 0.7 115 .204 .122 .295 .209 .360 .146 .431 .355 .792 -8 .025 -13.8 -1.3 .292 .122 .024
NL (2 yrs) 21 20 0 0.0 105 .077 .048 .291 .048 .346 .048 .407 .095 .752 -75 -5.1 -0.5 .050 .000 .000

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1929 22 WSH AL 32 0.0% 25.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0% 4.00 3.6 66%
1930 23 WSH AL 61 0.0% 41.0% 9.8% 3.3% 40% 4.17 2.1 17.3 1.00 44%
1931 24 WSH AL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1932 25 PHI NL 7 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5 1.00 71%
1933 26 PHI NL 14 0.0% 42.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.3 14.0 1.33 57%
5 Yrs 115 0.0% 35.7% 7.0% 1.7% 18% 5.13 2.5 25.8 1.09 54%
MLB Averages 1.3% 7.9% 8.0% 7.1% 28% 1.00 11.3 67.2 7.5 1.03 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1929 22 WSH AL -4.0 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 23 WSH AL -9.5 -0.9 37 -0.5 0.3 -0.8 .94 -0.6 0.0 -6.2 -0.6 0.90 -7.0 0
1931 24 WSH AL -0.3 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 25 PHI NL -2.1 -0.2 4 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .87 -0.1 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.92 -1.3 0
1933 26 PHI NL -3.1 -0.3 14 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .40 -0.3 0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.76 -2.7 0
5 Yrs -18.9 -1.8 55 -0.7 0.3 -1.0 .79 -0.9 0.1 -9.1 -0.9 0.86 -11.0 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1930 23 WSH AL 0 0 36% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1932 25 PHI NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 26 PHI NL 0 0 50% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 0 0 29% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1930 23 WSH AL 37 27% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 7 0 0% 21 2 10% 0 0 0 0 24
1932 25 PHI NL 4 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 3
1933 26 PHI NL 14 7% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 3 1 33% 4 1 25% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 55 24% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 0% 12 1 8% 27 3 11% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 28
MLB Averages 48% 2% 37% 17% 56% 61%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1929 22 24 32 29 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .172 .250 .172 .422 10 5 1 0
1930 23 56 93 81 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 33 .123 .211 .148 .359 -7 12 1 4
1931 24 58 94 82 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 33 .122 .209 .146 .355 -8 12 1 4
1932 25 66 101 89 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 35 .112 .194 .135 .329 -15 12 1 4
1933 26 113 115 103 6 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 41 .107 .179 .126 .305 -20 13 0 1 4

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1929 22 25 33 30 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .167 .242 .167 .409 1 24
1930 23 34 64 54 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 6 26 .093 .183 .130 .313 1 32
1931 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1932 25 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 8
1933 26 49 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 47
5 Yrs 118 120 107 4 10 2 0 0 2 0 8 42 .093 .164 .112 .276 2 113
162 Game Avg. 162 165 147 5 14 3 0 0 3 0 11 58 .093 .164 .112 .276 3 113



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