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Alex Main

Miles Grant Main

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 13, 1884 in Montrose, MI (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1914 (Age 29.340)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Packers/Tigers/Phillies 1914-1918

Final Game: June 29, 1918 (Age 34.047)
Died: December 29, 1965 in Royal Oak, MI
Buried: Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI
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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
1914 30 DET AL 6 6 .500 2.67 32 12 7 5 1 3 138.1 131 51 41 2 59 55 3 0 2 568 105 3.17 1.373 8.5 0.1 3.8 3.6 0.93
1915 31 KCP FL 13 14 .481 2.54 35 28 6 18 2 3 230.0 181 88 65 4 75 91 5 0 4 897 116 2.89 1.113 7.1 0.2 2.9 3.6 1.21
1918 34 PHI NL 2 2 .500 4.63 8 4 2 1 1 0 35.0 30 20 18 1 16 14 5 0 0 152 65 3.60 1.314 7.7 0.3 4.1 3.6 0.88
3 Yrs 21 22 .488 2.77 75 44 15 24 4 6 403.1 342 159 124 7 150 160 13 0 6 1617 105 3.05 1.220 7.6 0.2 3.3 3.6 1.07
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .488 2.77 43 25 9 14 2 3 230 195 91 71 4 86 91 7 0 3 924 105 3.05 1.220 7.6 0.2 3.3 3.6 1.07
PHI (1 yr) 2 2 .500 4.63 8 4 2 1 1 0 35.0 30 20 18 1 16 14 5 0 0 152 65 3.60 1.314 7.7 0.3 4.1 3.6 0.88
KCP (1 yr) 13 14 .481 2.54 35 28 6 18 2 3 230.0 181 88 65 4 75 91 5 0 4 897 116 2.89 1.113 7.1 0.2 2.9 3.6 1.21
DET (1 yr) 6 6 .500 2.67 32 12 7 5 1 3 138.1 131 51 41 2 59 55 3 0 2 568 105 3.17 1.373 8.5 0.1 3.8 3.6 0.93
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
1914 30 DET AL 138.1 32 12 51 3.32 3.62 0.08 0.00 102.0 3.61 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.1 16 .523 .505
1915 31 KCP FL 230.0 35 28 88 3.44 3.89 0.10 0.00 97.0 3.68 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.7 14 .522 .505
1918 34 PHI NL 35.0 8 4 20 5.14 3.75 -0.05 0.00 107.7 4.09 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .441 .497
3 Seasons 403.1 75 44 159 3.55 3.78 0.08 0.00 99.6 3.69 8 1.0 1.0 -0.3 3.5 29 .514 .504
PHI (1 yr) 35.0 8 4 20 5.14 3.75 -0.05 0.00 107.7 4.09 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .441 .497
KCP (1 yr) 230.0 35 28 88 3.44 3.89 0.10 0.00 97.0 3.68 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.7 14 .522 .505
DET (1 yr) 138.1 32 12 51 3.32 3.62 0.08 0.00 102.0 3.61 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.1 16 .523 .505

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
1914 30 DET AL 32 43 40 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 15 .100 .163 .100 .263 -22 4 0 0 1
1915 31 KCP FL 36 84 76 5 15 4 0 0 5 1 4 19 .197 .238 .250 .488 45 19 0 3 1
1918 34 PHI NL 9 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -20 2 0 1 /1
3 Yrs 77 139 127 6 20 5 0 0 5 1 1 7 36 .157 .201 .197 .398 19 25 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 292 267 13 42 11 0 0 11 2 15 76 .157 .201 .197 .398 19 53 0 8
PHI (1 yr) 9 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -20 2 0 1
KCP (1 yr) 36 84 76 5 15 4 0 0 5 1 4 19 .197 .238 .250 .488 45 19 0 3
DET (1 yr) 32 43 40 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 15 .100 .163 .100 .263 -22 4 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
1914 30 DET AL 32 43 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1915 31 KCP FL 36 84 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1918 34 PHI NL 9 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
3 Seasons 77 139 -13 -0 0 0 11 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -2
PHI (1 yr) 9 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
KCP (1 yr) 36 84 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1
DET (1 yr) 32 43 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2

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 Awards
1914 DET AL 30 P 32 12 5 138.1 70 6 60 4 5 .943 4.29 2.06 .936 2.96 2.93
1915 KCP FL 31 P 35 28 18 230.0 99 8 86 5 3 .949 3.68 2.69 .956 3.08 3.05
1918 PHI NL 34 P 8 4 1 35.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 2.83 1.38 .965 2.93 2.94
3 Seasons P 75 44 24 403.1 180 15 156 9 9 .950 3.82 2.28 .949 3.03 2.99
3 Seasons TOT 75 44 24 403.1 180 15 156 9 9 .950 3.82 2.28 .949 3.03 2.99
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

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1915 FL  1.113 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 FL  7.083 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1914 AL  3 (5th)
1915 FL  3 (8th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1915 FL  3.68 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1915 FL  2.69 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1393rd), 3.2 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Miles Alex alez Grant Main

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