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Slim Love

Edward Haughton Love

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 1, 1890 in Love, MS(All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1913 (Age 23.038, 3,988th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Tigers/Senators 1913-1920

Last Game: April 18, 1920 (Age 29.261)   vs. CLE 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER
Died: November 30, 1942 in Memphis, TN
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, TN
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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
1913 22 WSH AL 1 0 1.000 1.62 5 1 4 0 0 1 16.2 14 5 3 0 6 5 0 0 1 66 188 3.04 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.83
1916 25 NYY AL 2 0 1.000 4.91 20 1 11 0 0 0 47.2 46 29 26 2 23 21 0 0 1 191 60 3.43 1.448 8.7 0.4 4.3 4.0 0.91
1917 26 NYY AL 6 5 .545 2.35 33 9 18 2 0 1 130.1 115 50 34 0 57 82 1 0 1 516 115 2.34 1.320 7.9 0.0 3.9 5.7 1.44
1918 27 NYY AL 13 12 .520 3.07 38 29 5 13 1 1 228.2 207 92 78 3 116 95 10 1 4 963 91 3.22 1.413 8.1 0.1 4.6 3.7 0.82
1919 28 DET AL 6 4 .600 3.01 22 8 11 4 0 1 89.2 92 40 30 3 40 46 6 0 1 380 106 3.44 1.472 9.2 0.3 4.0 4.6 1.15
1920 29 DET AL 0 0 8.31 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 4 4 0 4 2 0 0 2 20 49 4.60 2.308 12.5 0.0 8.3 4.2 0.50
6 Yrs 28 21 .571 3.04 119 48 49 19 1 4 517.1 480 220 175 8 246 251 17 1 10 2136 95 3.06 1.403 8.4 0.1 4.3 4.4 1.02
162 Game Avg. 11 9 .571 3.04 48 20 20 8 0 2 211 195 90 71 3 100 102 7 0 4 870 95 3.06 1.403 8.4 0.1 4.3 4.4 1.02
NYY (3 yrs) 21 17 .553 3.05 91 39 34 15 1 2 406.2 368 171 138 5 196 198 11 1 6 1670 91 2.96 1.387 8.1 0.1 4.3 4.4 1.01
DET (2 yrs) 6 4 .600 3.26 23 8 11 4 0 1 94.0 98 44 34 3 44 48 6 0 3 400 100 3.49 1.511 9.4 0.3 4.2 4.6 1.09
WSH (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 1.62 5 1 4 0 0 1 16.2 14 5 3 0 6 5 0 0 1 66 188 3.04 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.83
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
1913 22 WSH AL 16.2 5 1 5 2.70 3.94 0.36 0.00 101.0 3.62 2 0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.4 3 .543 .501
1916 25 NYY AL 47.2 20 1 29 5.48 3.75 0.15 0.00 102.8 3.71 -9 -1.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.6 -5 .447 .493 $2,400
1917 26 NYY AL 129.2 33 9 50 3.47 3.73 -0.01 0.00 101.3 3.79 4 0.5 1.00 -0.1 1.8 15 .516 .503 $2,400
1918 27 NYY AL 228.2 38 29 92 3.62 3.62 0.14 0.00 102.7 3.57 -2 -0.3 1.00 -0.2 1.9 18 .493 .498 $2,700
1919 28 DET AL 89.2 22 8 40 4.01 4.08 -0.20 0.00 101.2 4.33 2 0.2 1.00 -0.1 1.1 12 .510 .501
1920 29 DET AL 4.1 1 0 4 8.31 5.47 -0.17 0.00 102.0 5.75 -1 -0.1 1.00 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .387 .499
6 Seasons 516.2 119 48 220 3.83 3.77 0.05 0.00 102.0 3.79 -5 -0.5 1.00 -0.4 4.4 42 .496 .500 $7,500
NYY (3 yrs) 406.0 91 39 171 3.79 3.67 0.09 0.00 102.3 3.66 -7 -0.8 1.00 -0.3 3.0 28 .491 .499 $7,500
DET (2 yrs) 94.0 23 8 44 4.21 4.15 -0.20 0.00 101.2 4.40 1 0.1 1.00 -0.1 1.0 11 .505 .501
WSH (1 yr) 16.2 5 1 5 2.70 3.94 0.36 0.00 101.0 3.62 2 0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.4 3 .543 .501

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1914
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
1916 25 NYY AL 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 1 100% 55.0 55 55 0 1 3.4 7.3
1917 26 NYY AL 33 9 2 5 2 0 2 4 5 .444 2 0 4 44% 57.3 102 33 6 2 2.4 8.4
1918 27 NYY AL 38 29 12 11 6 0 2 13 15 .464 13 1 17 59% 52.8 79 16 21 2 3.4 6.9
1919 28 DET AL 22 8 3 3 2 0 2 4 4 .500 4 0 6 75% 55.8 68 32 1 7 3.7 6.9
4 Yrs 113 47 18 19 10 0 6 22 24 .478 19 1 28 60% 54 102 16 28 12 3.2 7.2
MLB Averages .500 63% 55 153 -56 3.8 7.4

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1914
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
1916 25 NYY AL 20 19 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 6.4
1917 26 NYY AL 33 24 18 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 4 3 6.8
1918 27 NYY AL 38 9 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 1 10.0
1919 28 DET AL 22 14 11 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 5 7.4
1920 29 DET AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13.0
5 Yrs 114 67 45 9 2 0 3 0 0 0 40 8 9 7.3

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%
1916 25 NYY AL 200 1.0% 10.5% 11.5% 73%
1917 26 NYY AL 525 0.0% 15.6% 10.9% 1.1% 5% 72%
1918 27 NYY AL 970 0.3% 9.8% 12.0% 2.6% 12% 74%
1919 28 DET AL 384 0.8% 12.0% 10.4% 2.1% 9% 74%
1920 29 DET AL 20 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 70%
5 Yrs 2099 0.4% 11.7% 11.4% 1.9% 8% 73%
MLB Averages 0.5% 9.4% 7.7% 2.6% 11% 68%

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+
1913 22 1 0 1.000 1.62 5 1 4 0 0 1 16.2 14 5 3 0 6 5 0 0 1 66 188 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.83 188
1914 23 1 0 1.000 1.62 5 1 4 0 0 1 16.2 14 5 3 0 6 5 0 0 1 66 188 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.83 188
1915 24 1 0 1.000 1.62 5 1 4 0 0 1 16.2 14 5 3 0 6 5 0 0 1 66 188 1.200 7.6 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.83 188
1916 25 3 0 1.000 4.06 25 2 15 0 0 1 64.1 60 34 29 2 29 26 0 0 2 257 73 1.383 8.4 0.3 4.1 3.6 0.90 73
1917 26 9 5 .643 2.91 58 11 33 2 0 2 194.2 175 84 63 2 86 108 1 0 3 773 96 1.341 8.1 0.1 4.0 5.0 1.26 96
1918 27 22 17 .564 3.00 96 40 38 15 1 3 423.1 382 176 141 5 202 203 11 1 7 1736 93 1.380 8.1 0.1 4.3 4.3 1.01 93
1919 28 28 21 .571 3.00 118 48 49 19 1 4 513.0 474 216 171 8 242 249 17 1 8 2116 96 1.396 8.3 0.1 4.2 4.4 1.03 96
1920 29 28 21 .571 3.04 119 48 49 19 1 4 517.1 480 220 175 8 246 251 17 1 10 2136 95 1.403 8.4 0.1 4.3 4.4 1.02 95

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
1913 22 1 1 .500 2.50 18.0 16 6 5 0 7 5 0 1.278 8.0 3.5 2.5 0.71 0.0 5
1916 25 3 3 .500 5.58 50.0 55 34 31 2 28 22 0 1.660 9.9 5.0 4.0 0.79 0.4 20
1917 26 8 7 .533 3.60 135.0 138 60 54 0 68 85 1 1.526 9.2 4.5 5.7 1.25 0.0 33
1918 27 16 16 .500 3.76 292.0 298 136 122 4 167 121 14 1.592 9.2 5.1 3.7 0.72 0.1 38
1919 28 6 6 .500 3.81 104.0 115 49 44 4 50 53 8 1.587 10.0 4.3 4.6 1.06 0.3 22
1920 29 0 1 .000 7.20 5.0 7 4 4 0 5 2 0 2.400 12.6 9.0 3.6 0.40 0.0 1
6 Yrs 34 34 .500 3.87 604.0 629 289 260 10 325 288 23 1.579 9.4 4.3 0.89 0.1 119



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1918 AL  3.739 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1918 AL  38 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1919 AL  1 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1918 AL  95 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1918 AL  29 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  3 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 AL  116 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  78 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1918 AL  10 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1917 AL  18 (4th)
1919 AL  11 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1592), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (577), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1312th), 4.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Edward Haughton Slim Love

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