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Ted Lyons

Theodore Amar Lyons (Sunday Teddy)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 28, 1900 in Lake Charles, LA
High School: Vinton HS (Vinton, LA)
School: Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1923 (Age 22.186)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1923-1946

Final Game: May 19, 1946 (Age 45.142)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1955 (217/251 ballots).
   View Ted Lyons Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 25, 1986 in Sulphur, LA
Buried: Big Woods Cemetery, Edgerly, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 21, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #39. Kevin Brown… #40. Tommy John… #41. Vic Willis… #42. TED LYONS… #43. Don Drysdale… #44. John Smoltz… #45. Hoyt Wilhelm… 

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
1923 22 CHW AL 2 1 .667 6.35 9 1 4 0 0 0 22.2 30 21 16 2 15 6 1 1 3 113 63 5.67 1.985 11.9 0.8 6.0 2.4 0.40
1924 23 CHW AL 12 11 .522 4.87 41 22 15 12 0 3 216.1 279 143 117 10 72 52 2 0 4 980 84 4.19 1.622 11.6 0.4 3.0 2.2 0.72
1925 24 CHW AL 21 11 .656 3.26 43 32 8 19 5 3 262.2 274 111 95 7 83 45 2 0 5 1110 127 4.09 1.359 9.4 0.2 2.8 1.5 0.54 MVP-20
1926 25 CHW AL 18 16 .529 3.01 39 31 8 24 3 2 283.2 268 108 95 5 106 51 1 0 1 1208 128 3.92 1.318 8.5 0.2 3.4 1.6 0.48
1927 26 CHW AL 22 14 .611 2.84 39 34 4 30 2 2 307.2 291 125 97 7 67 71 0 1 2 1262 143 3.51 1.164 8.5 0.2 2.0 2.1 1.06 MVP-3
1928 27 CHW AL 15 14 .517 3.98 39 27 12 21 0 7 240.0 276 133 106 11 68 60 2 0 2 1043 102 3.88 1.433 10.4 0.4 2.6 2.3 0.88 MVP-22
1929 28 CHW AL 14 20 .412 4.10 37 31 6 21 1 2 259.1 276 136 118 11 76 57 2 0 3 1102 104 4.18 1.357 9.6 0.4 2.6 2.0 0.75
1930 29 CHW AL 22 15 .595 3.78 42 36 6 29 1 2 297.2 331 160 125 12 57 69 2 1 2 1258 122 4.16 1.303 10.0 0.4 1.7 2.1 1.21
1931 30 CHW AL 4 6 .400 4.01 22 12 8 7 0 0 101.0 117 50 45 6 33 16 0 1 1 435 106 4.55 1.485 10.4 0.5 2.9 1.4 0.48
1932 31 CHW AL 10 15 .400 3.28 33 26 4 19 1 2 230.2 243 104 84 10 71 58 3 0 1 979 131 4.04 1.361 9.5 0.4 2.8 2.3 0.82 MVP-19
1933 32 CHW AL 10 21 .323 4.38 36 27 9 14 2 1 228.0 260 142 111 10 74 74 0 0 10 1016 96 3.69 1.465 10.3 0.4 2.9 2.9 1.00
1934 33 CHW AL 11 13 .458 4.87 30 24 4 21 0 1 205.1 249 138 111 15 66 53 2 1 2 928 96 4.55 1.534 10.9 0.7 2.9 2.3 0.80
1935 34 CHW AL 15 8 .652 3.02 23 22 1 19 3 0 190.2 194 79 64 15 56 54 3 0 4 811 152 4.44 1.311 9.2 0.7 2.6 2.5 0.96 MVP-13
1936 35 CHW AL 10 13 .435 5.14 26 24 2 15 1 0 182.0 227 115 104 21 45 48 3 0 1 804 101 5.03 1.495 11.2 1.0 2.2 2.4 1.07
1937 36 CHW AL 12 7 .632 4.15 22 22 0 11 0 0 169.1 182 86 78 21 45 45 1 0 2 706 112 4.94 1.341 9.7 1.1 2.4 2.4 1.00
1938 37 CHW AL 9 11 .450 3.70 23 23 0 17 1 0 194.2 238 93 80 13 52 54 0 1 1 862 134 4.04 1.490 11.0 0.6 2.4 2.5 1.04
1939 ★ 38 CHW AL 14 6 .700 2.76 21 21 0 16 0 0 172.2 162 71 53 7 26 65 1 0 0 702 173 3.22 1.089 8.4 0.4 1.4 3.4 2.50 AS,MVP-17
1940 39 CHW AL 12 8 .600 3.24 22 22 0 17 4 0 186.1 188 85 67 17 37 72 0 0 6 789 137 3.85 1.208 9.1 0.8 1.8 3.5 1.95 MVP-27
1941 40 CHW AL 12 10 .545 3.70 22 22 0 19 2 0 187.1 199 87 77 9 37 63 4 0 2 795 111 3.27 1.260 9.6 0.4 1.8 3.0 1.70 MVP-15
1942 41 CHW AL 14 6 .700 2.10 20 20 0 20 1 0 180.1 167 52 42 11 26 50 2 0 3 720 171 3.12 1.070 8.3 0.5 1.3 2.5 1.92 MVP-12
1946 45 CHW AL 1 4 .200 2.32 5 5 0 5 0 0 42.2 38 17 11 2 9 10 0 0 0 174 148 3.16 1.102 8.0 0.4 1.9 2.1 1.11
21 Yrs 260 230 .531 3.67 594 484 91 356 27 25 4161.0 4489 2056 1696 222 1121 1073 31 6 55 17797 118 4.01 1.348 9.7 0.5 2.4 2.3 0.96
162 Game Avg. 16 15 .531 3.67 37 31 6 22 2 2 262 283 130 107 14 71 68 2 0 3 1123 118 4.01 1.348 9.7 0.5 2.4 2.3 0.96
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
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
1923 22 CHW AL 22.2 9 1 21 8.34 5.47 0.06 0.00 98.8 5.35 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .422 .496
1924 23 CHW AL 216.1 41 22 143 5.95 5.04 -0.30 0.00 98.2 5.24 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 0.3 8 .457 .489 $3,000
1925 24 CHW AL 262.2 43 32 111 3.80 5.11 0.07 0.00 96.3 4.85 29 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.4 62 .566 .518 $5,000 MVP-20
1926 25 CHW AL 283.1 39 31 108 3.43 4.63 0.15 0.00 97.7 4.38 29 3.0 1.0 -0.1 5.8 61 .578 .519 $5,000
1927 26 CHW AL 307.2 39 34 125 3.66 5.12 0.12 0.00 98.7 4.93 42 4.4 1.0 -0.1 7.4 79 .612 .527 $10,000 MVP-3
1928 27 CHW AL 239.2 39 27 133 4.99 4.82 -0.01 0.00 100.8 4.88 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.0 23 .490 .498 $10,000 MVP-22
1929 28 CHW AL 259.1 37 31 136 4.72 5.31 0.15 0.00 99.6 5.14 12 1.1 1.0 -0.1 3.7 42 .531 .507 $11,000
1930 29 CHW AL 297.1 42 36 160 4.84 5.37 -0.28 0.00 99.7 5.63 25 2.4 1.0 -0.2 5.3 64 .556 .515 $12,500
1931 30 CHW AL 100.2 22 12 50 4.47 5.27 -0.32 0.00 96.4 5.39 10 0.9 1.0 -0.0 1.9 22 .542 .506 $12,500
1932 31 CHW AL 229.2 33 26 104 4.08 5.35 -0.16 0.00 95.5 5.27 30 2.9 1.0 -0.1 5.2 58 .589 .518 $12,500 MVP-19
1933 32 CHW AL 228.0 36 27 142 5.61 4.98 0.03 0.00 98.2 4.86 -21 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 0.3 7 .446 .488 $11,000
1934 33 CHW AL 205.0 30 24 138 6.06 5.40 -0.29 0.00 104.1 5.92 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.6 21 .488 .498 $8,000
1935 34 CHW AL 190.2 23 22 79 3.73 5.33 0.27 0.00 100.8 5.10 29 3.0 1.0 -0.1 4.8 52 .629 .518 $7,500 MVP-13
1936 35 CHW AL 182.0 26 24 115 5.69 6.02 0.21 0.00 101.3 5.89 3 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.9 27 .509 .501 $10,000
1937 36 CHW AL 169.1 22 22 86 4.57 5.30 0.34 0.00 98.3 4.87 6 0.5 -0.1 2.1 25 .524 .503 $10,000
1938 37 CHW AL 194.2 23 23 93 4.30 5.58 0.02 0.00 104.1 5.78 30 2.9 -0.1 4.7 56 .627 .518 $10,000
1939 ★ 38 CHW AL 172.2 21 21 71 3.70 5.24 0.08 0.00 101.4 5.23 28 2.8 -0.1 4.3 49 .632 .517 $9,000 AS,MVP-17
1940 39 CHW AL 186.1 22 22 85 4.11 5.10 0.22 0.00 102.8 5.01 17 1.8 -0.1 3.3 38 .580 .511 $10,000 MVP-27
1941 40 CHW AL 187.1 22 22 87 4.18 4.85 0.16 0.00 98.9 4.64 8 0.9 -0.1 2.5 28 .539 .505 $11,000 MVP-15
1942 41 CHW AL 180.1 20 20 52 2.60 4.15 0.08 0.00 99.9 4.06 28 3.4 -0.1 4.7 43 .669 .521 $11,000 MVP-12
1946 45 CHW AL 42.2 5 5 17 3.59 4.09 0.16 0.00 101.3 3.99 2 0.2 -0.0 0.5 5 .542 .501 $13,000
21 Seasons 4158.1 594 484 2056 4.45 5.14 0.03 0.00 99.5 5.08 272 28.1 1.0 -2.3 67.2 768 .547 .509 $192,000
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards

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
1923 22 CHW AL 9 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 44 1 0 0 /1
1924 23 CHW AL 41 87 77 10 17 0 1 0 6 0 0 5 13 .221 .277 .247 .524 37 19 1 4 1
1925 24 CHW AL 43 110 97 6 18 3 0 0 7 0 0 3 13 .186 .218 .216 .434 13 21 1 9 1 MVP-20
1926 25 CHW AL 41 113 104 7 22 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 10 .212 .219 .240 .459 21 25 0 8 1
1927 26 CHW AL 41 123 110 16 28 6 2 1 9 0 0 6 17 .255 .293 .373 .666 73 41 0 7 1 MVP-3
1928 27 CHW AL 49 97 91 10 23 2 0 0 8 0 0 1 9 .253 .261 .275 .536 42 25 0 5 1 MVP-22
1929 28 CHW AL 40 104 91 7 20 4 0 0 11 0 0 9 13 .220 .290 .264 .554 45 24 0 4 1/O9
1930 29 CHW AL 57 129 122 20 38 6 3 1 15 0 0 2 18 .311 .323 .434 .757 93 53 0 6 1
1931 30 CHW AL 42 38 33 6 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .152 .200 .152 .352 -4 5 0 3 1
1932 31 CHW AL 49 84 73 11 19 2 1 1 10 0 0 4 10 .260 .308 .356 .664 77 26 1 6 1 MVP-19
1933 32 CHW AL 51 96 91 11 26 2 1 1 11 0 1 4 6 .286 .316 .363 .678 84 33 0 1 1
1934 33 CHW AL 50 106 97 9 20 4 0 1 16 0 0 3 19 .206 .245 .278 .523 34 27 2 4 1
1935 34 CHW AL 29 89 82 5 18 4 0 0 6 0 0 3 4 .220 .256 .268 .524 35 22 1 3 1 MVP-13
1936 35 CHW AL 26 76 70 2 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 12 .157 .213 .157 .370 -8 11 0 1 1
1937 36 CHW AL 23 72 57 6 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 14 .211 .318 .211 .529 36 12 0 6 1
1938 37 CHW AL 24 77 72 9 14 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 9 .194 .216 .222 .438 9 16 0 3 1
1939 ★ 38 CHW AL 21 72 61 5 18 3 0 0 8 0 0 5 7 .295 .348 .344 .693 76 21 1 0 6 1 AS,MVP-17
1940 39 CHW AL 22 79 75 4 18 4 0 0 7 0 0 2 7 .240 .260 .293 .553 42 22 4 0 2 1 MVP-27
1941 40 CHW AL 22 78 74 8 20 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 6 .270 .289 .297 .587 56 22 2 0 2 1 MVP-15
1942 41 CHW AL 20 73 67 10 16 4 0 0 10 0 0 3 7 .239 .282 .299 .580 65 20 2 1 2 1 MVP-12
1946 45 CHW AL 5 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .067 .000 .067 -80 0 0 0 1 /1
21 Yrs 705 1725 1563 162 364 49 9 5 149 0 1 73 201 .233 .270 .285 .556 45 446 9 7 83
162 Game Avg. 162 396 359 37 84 11 2 1 34 0 0 17 46 .233 .270 .285 .556 45 102 2 19
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

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
1923 22 CHW AL 9 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1924 23 CHW AL 41 87 -8 0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000 1
1925 24 CHW AL 43 110 -14 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 1 MVP-20
1926 25 CHW AL 41 113 -13 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 1
1927 26 CHW AL 41 123 -5 0 0 0 12 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .516 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $10,000 1 MVP-3
1928 27 CHW AL 49 97 -8 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .505 .502 0.2 0.0 3 $10,000 1 MVP-22
1929 28 CHW AL 40 104 -8 0 0 0 12 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $11,000 1/O9
1930 29 CHW AL 57 129 -2 0 0 0 14 12 1.0 0 12 1.0 .518 .506 1.0 0.0 12 $12,500 1
1931 30 CHW AL 42 38 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1932 31 CHW AL 49 84 -3 0 0 0 9 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .512 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $12,500 1 MVP-19
1933 32 CHW AL 51 96 -2 -0 0 0 9 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .513 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $11,000 1
1934 33 CHW AL 50 106 -11 0 0 0 12 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $8,000 1
1935 34 CHW AL 29 89 -8 0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $7,500 1 MVP-13
1936 35 CHW AL 26 76 -13 0 0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $10,000 1
1937 36 CHW AL 23 72 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $10,000 1
1938 37 CHW AL 24 77 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 1
1939 ★ 38 CHW AL 21 72 -2 0 0 0 8 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .525 .503 0.5 0.0 6 $9,000 1 AS,MVP-17
1940 39 CHW AL 22 79 -6 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $10,000 1 MVP-27
1941 40 CHW AL 22 78 -5 0 0 0 9 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .518 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $11,000 1 MVP-15
1942 41 CHW AL 20 73 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .522 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $11,000 1 MVP-12
1946 45 CHW AL 5 16 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .460 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $13,000 /1
21 Seasons 705 1725 -136 2 0 0 181 47 4.4 0 47 4.4 .506 .502 4.3 0.1 47 $192,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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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
1923 CHW AL 22 P 9 1 0 22.2 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 3.97 1.11 .959 2.74 2.70
1924 CHW AL 23 P 41 22 12 216.1 51 3 43 5 2 .902 1.91 1.12 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 CHW AL 24 P 43 32 19 262.2 92 8 80 4 3 .957 3.02 2.05 .960 2.66 2.64 MVP-20
1926 CHW AL 25 P 39 31 24 283.2 112 16 91 5 3 .955 3.39 2.74 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 CHW AL 26 P 39 34 30 307.2 94 13 79 2 3 .979 2.69 2.36 .959 2.62 2.59 MVP-3
1928 CHW AL 27 P 39 27 21 240.0 87 20 60 7 6 .920 3.00 2.05 .957 2.44 2.42 MVP-22
1929 CHW AL 28 P 37 31 21 259.1 92 21 66 5 4 .946 3.02 2.35 .958 2.34 2.31
1929 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1929 CHW AL 28 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1930 CHW AL 29 P 42 36 29 297.2 97 14 77 6 5 .938 2.75 2.17 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 CHW AL 30 P 22 12 7 101.0 23 4 18 1 3 .957 1.96 1.00 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 CHW AL 31 P 33 26 19 230.2 55 11 42 2 1 .964 2.07 1.61 .958 2.24 2.23 MVP-19
1933 CHW AL 32 P 36 27 14 228.0 60 10 49 1 3 .983 2.33 1.64 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 CHW AL 33 P 30 24 21 205.1 66 12 50 4 4 .939 2.72 2.07 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 CHW AL 34 P 23 22 19 190.2 40 9 31 0 2 1.000 1.89 1.74 .949 2.15 2.14 MVP-13
1936 CHW AL 35 P 26 24 15 182.0 50 12 38 0 2 1.000 2.47 1.92 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 CHW AL 36 P 22 22 11 169.1 39 6 33 0 3 1.000 2.07 1.77 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CHW AL 37 P 23 23 17 194.2 56 9 46 1 1 .982 2.54 2.39 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 CHW AL 38 P 21 21 16 172.2 34 9 22 3 3 .912 1.62 1.48 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-17
1940 CHW AL 39 P 22 22 17 186.1 39 12 24 3 1 .923 1.74 1.64 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 1 MVP-27
1941 CHW AL 40 P 22 22 19 187.1 54 17 36 1 3 .981 2.55 2.41 .960 2.14 2.11 4 3 43% 0 MVP-15
1942 CHW AL 41 P 20 20 20 180.1 50 8 41 1 4 .980 2.45 2.45 .957 2.31 2.30 2 1 33% 0 MVP-12
1946 CHW AL 45 P 5 5 5 42.2 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 2.53 2.40 .951 2.00 2.00
21 Seasons P 594 484 356 4161.0 1213 219 943 51 57 .958 2.51 1.96 .956 2.30 2.29 6 4 40% 1
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
21 Seasons TOT 595 484 356 4161.0 1213 219 943 51 57 .958 2.51 1.95 .956 2.30 2.29 6 4 40% 1
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
1945 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.5%)
1948 BBWAA (12.4%)
1949 BBWAA (19.0%)
1949 Run Off ( 7.5%)
1950 BBWAA (25.0%)
1951 BBWAA (31.4%)
1952 BBWAA (43.2%)
1953 BBWAA (52.7%)
1954 BBWAA (67.5%)
1955 BBWAA (86.5%)
Selected to HOF in 1955 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (20, 8%)
1927 AL (3, 53%)
1928 AL (22, 3%)
1932 AL (19, 6%)
1935 AL (13, 13%)
1939 AL (17, 4%)
1940 AL (27, 1%)
1941 AL (15, 4%)
1942 AL (12, 7%)
0.99 Career Shares (254th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 AL  5.7 (8th)
1927 AL  8.1 (3rd)
1932 AL  5.8 (9th)
1942 AL  5.1 (10th)
Career  71.5 (90th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1925 AL  5.4 (6th)
1926 AL  5.8 (3rd)
1927 AL  7.4 (2nd)
1930 AL  5.3 (7th)
1932 AL  5.2 (6th)
1935 AL  4.8 (6th)
1938 AL  4.7 (8th)
1939 AL  4.3 (9th)
1942 AL  4.7 (4th)
Career  67.2 (37th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1925 AL  3.26 (6th)
1926 AL  3.01 (3rd)
1927 AL  2.84 (4th)
1930 AL  3.78 (6th)
1932 AL  3.28 (3rd)
1935 AL  3.02 (2nd)
1938 AL  3.70 (8th)
1939 AL  2.76 (2nd)
1940 AL  3.24 (6th)
1942 AL  2.10 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1925 AL  21 (1st)
1926 AL  18 (4th)
1927 AL  22 (1st)
1930 AL  22 (3rd)
1935 AL  15 (10th)
1939 AL  14 (10th)
1942 AL  14 (8th)
Career  260 (41st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1925 AL  .656 (8th)
1927 AL  .611 (10th)
1930 AL  .595 (10th)
1935 AL  .652 (6th)
1937 AL  .632 (9th)
1939 AL  .700 (8th)
1942 AL  .700 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1925 AL  1.359 (6th)
1926 AL  1.318 (8th)
1927 AL  1.164 (4th)
1929 AL  1.357 (10th)
1930 AL  1.303 (4th)
1932 AL  1.361 (10th)
1935 AL  1.311 (7th)
1937 AL  1.341 (6th)
1939 AL  1.089 (1st)
1940 AL  1.208 (3rd)
1941 AL  1.260 (5th)
1942 AL  1.070 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  9.388 (9th)
1926 AL  8.503 (4th)
1927 AL  8.513 (8th)
1939 AL  8.444 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  2.844 (10th)
1927 AL  1.960 (5th)
1930 AL  1.723 (2nd)
1932 AL  2.770 (9th)
1933 AL  2.921 (9th)
1934 AL  2.893 (8th)
1935 AL  2.643 (7th)
1936 AL  2.225 (1st)
1937 AL  2.392 (5th)
1938 AL  2.404 (3rd)
1939 AL  1.355 (1st)
1940 AL  1.787 (1st)
1941 AL  1.778 (1st)
1942 AL  1.298 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1924 AL  41 (10th)
1925 AL  43 (10th)
1928 AL  39 (9th)
1930 AL  42 (6th)
Career  594 (208th)

Saves s c a p y
1925 AL  3 (8th)
1928 AL  7 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1925 AL  262.7 (2nd)
1926 AL  283.7 (2nd)
1927 AL  307.7 (1st)
1929 AL  259.3 (7th)
1930 AL  297.7 (1st)
Career  4,161.0 (37th)

Games Started s c a p y
1925 AL  32 (4th)
1926 AL  31 (10th)
1927 AL  34 (2nd)
1929 AL  31 (10th)
1930 AL  36 (2nd)
Career  484 (54th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1925 AL  19 (4th)
1926 AL  24 (2nd)
1927 AL  30 (1st)
1928 AL  21 (5th)
1929 AL  21 (5th)
1930 AL  29 (1st)
1932 AL  19 (8th)
1934 AL  21 (3rd)
1935 AL  19 (5th)
1938 AL  17 (7th)
1939 AL  16 (6th)
1941 AL  19 (4th)
1942 AL  20 (3rd)
Career  356 (24th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1925 AL  5 (1st)
1926 AL  3 (2nd)
1927 AL  2 (10th)
1930 AL  1 (10th)
1933 AL  2 (4th)
1935 AL  3 (4th)
1940 AL  4 (1st)
1941 AL  2 (10th)
Career  27 (145th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  10 (7th)
1928 AL  11 (10th)
1936 AL  21 (4th)
1937 AL  21 (4th)
Career  222 (171st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 AL  106 (3rd)
Career  1,121 (70th)

Hits s c a p y
1924 AL  279 (8th)
1925 AL  274 (7th)
1926 AL  268 (6th)
1927 AL  291 (1st)
1928 AL  276 (6th)
1929 AL  276 (6th)
1930 AL  331 (1st)
1933 AL  260 (6th)
1934 AL  249 (8th)
1938 AL  238 (9th)
Career  4,489 (20th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1939 AL  2.500 (1st)
1940 AL  1.946 (2nd)
1941 AL  1.703 (1st)
1942 AL  1.923 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1925 AL  0.240 (5th)
1926 AL  0.159 (5th)
1927 AL  0.205 (7th)
1930 AL  0.363 (8th)
1932 AL  0.390 (4th)
1939 AL  0.365 (3rd)
1941 AL  0.432 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1926 AL  16 (3rd)
1927 AL  14 (9th)
1929 AL  20 (2nd)
1930 AL  15 (8th)
1932 AL  15 (5th)
1933 AL  21 (1st)
1934 AL  13 (10th)
Career  230 (20th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  117 (5th)
1928 AL  106 (5th)
1929 AL  118 (6th)
1930 AL  125 (4th)
1933 AL  111 (4th)
1934 AL  111 (10th)
Career  1,696 (22nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1924 AL  4 (9th)
1925 AL  5 (4th)
1933 AL  10 (1st)
1940 AL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 AL  4 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1925 AL  1,110 (4th)
1926 AL  1,208 (2nd)
1927 AL  1,262 (1st)
1928 AL  1,043 (10th)
1929 AL  1,102 (8th)
1930 AL  1,258 (3rd)
1933 AL  1,016 (10th)
Career  17,797 (35th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1924 AL  15 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1925 AL  127 (9th)
1926 AL  128 (5th)
1927 AL  143 (3rd)
1930 AL  122 (7th)
1932 AL  131 (5th)
1935 AL  152 (2nd)
1938 AL  134 (6th)
1939 AL  173 (2nd)
1940 AL  137 (6th)
1942 AL  171 (1st)
Career  118 (153rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1927 AL  3.51 (5th)
1930 AL  4.16 (6th)
1938 AL  4.04 (7th)
1939 AL  3.22 (1st)
1940 AL  3.85 (7th)
1941 AL  3.27 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1925 AL  28 (7th)
1926 AL  30 (3rd)
1927 AL  39 (3rd)
1930 AL  22 (8th)
1932 AL  25 (7th)
1935 AL  30 (4th)
1938 AL  26 (6th)
1939 AL  33 (5th)
1940 AL  21 (10th)
1942 AL  29 (3rd)
Career  277 (35th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1925 AL  2.7 (7th)
1926 AL  3.1 (3rd)
1927 AL  3.9 (2nd)
1930 AL  2.1 (8th)
1932 AL  2.4 (7th)
1935 AL  3.0 (4th)
1938 AL  2.5 (5th)
1939 AL  3.3 (5th)
1940 AL  2.1 (10th)
1942 AL  3.3 (3rd)
Career  27.8 (42nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1942 AL  12.59 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.7 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.3 (7th)
1942 AL  1.0 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.4 (6th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1926 AL  16 (2nd)
1928 AL  20 (1st)
1929 AL  21 (2nd)
1930 AL  14 (5th)
1941 AL  17 (3rd)
Career  219 (79th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1925 AL  80 (5th)
1926 AL  91 (1st)
1927 AL  79 (3rd)
1928 AL  60 (3rd)
1929 AL  66 (4th)
1930 AL  77 (1st)
1938 AL  46 (4th)
Career  943 (29th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1924 AL  5 (3rd)
1925 AL  4 (5th)
1926 AL  5 (5th)
1928 AL  7 (1st)
1929 AL  5 (2nd)
1930 AL  6 (2nd)
1934 AL  4 (4th)
1939 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1926 AL  3.39 (4th)
1928 AL  3.00 (5th)
1929 AL  3.02 (5th)
1936 AL  2.47 (4th)
1941 AL  2.55 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1926 AL  2.74 (1st)
1927 AL  2.36 (2nd)
1929 AL  2.35 (3rd)
1930 AL  2.17 (1st)
1934 AL  2.07 (2nd)
1936 AL  1.92 (4th)
1937 AL  1.77 (5th)
1938 AL  2.39 (2nd)
1941 AL  2.41 (1st)
1942 AL  2.45 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1935 AL  1.000 (1st)
1936 AL  1.000 (1st)
1937 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 AL  born 1900-12-28 (9th)
1939 AL  born 1900-12-28 (7th)
1940 AL  born 1900-12-28 (3rd)
1941 AL  born 1900-12-28 (3rd)
1942 AL  born 1900-12-28 (2nd)
1946 AL  born 1900-12-28 (1st)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 32 (50), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 189 (51), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 65 (193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 30 (147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (48th), 71.5 career WAR/40.9 7yr-peak WAR/56.2 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
1924 23 Chicago White Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 24 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 25 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 26 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 27 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 28 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 29 Chicago White Sox $12,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Undated HOF clip:12000.00,
1931 30 Chicago White Sox $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 31 Chicago White Sox $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 32 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 33 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 34 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 35 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 36 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 37 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 38 Chicago White Sox $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 39 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 40 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 41 Chicago White Sox $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 45 Chicago White Sox $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$192,000
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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