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Woody Main

Forrest Harry Main

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 12, 1922 in Delano, CA
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1948 (Age 26.069, 8,047th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1948-1953

Last Game: April 28, 1953 (Age 31.075)
Died: June 27, 1992 in Whittier, CA
Buried: North Kern Cemetery, Delano, CA
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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
1948 26 PIT NL 1 1 .500 8.33 17 0 6 0 0 0 27.0 35 27 25 4 19 12 0 1 0 130 50 5.81 2.000 11.7 1.3 6.3 4.0 0.63
1950 28 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 4.87 12 0 4 0 0 1 20.1 21 12 11 2 11 12 1 0 0 95 91 4.45 1.574 9.3 0.9 4.9 5.3 1.09
1952 30 PIT NL 2 12 .143 4.46 48 11 19 2 0 2 153.1 149 78 76 14 52 79 0 1 2 652 89 3.56 1.311 8.7 0.8 3.1 4.6 1.52
1953 31 PIT NL 0 0 11.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 5 5 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 19 43 5.34 1.750 11.3 2.3 4.5 9.0 2.00
4 Yrs 4 13 .235 5.14 79 11 30 2 0 3 204.2 210 122 117 21 84 107 1 2 2 896 79 3.98 1.436 9.2 0.9 3.7 4.7 1.27
162 Game Avg. 3 10 .235 5.14 60 8 23 2 0 2 155 159 92 88 16 63 81 1 2 2 677 79 3.98 1.436 9.2 0.9 3.7 4.7 1.27
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
1948 26 PIT NL 27.0 17 0 27 9.00 4.45 0.20 0.00 103.0 4.38 -14 -1.4 .9 0.0 -1.0 -11 .420 .492
1950 28 PIT NL 20.1 12 0 12 5.31 4.51 -0.09 0.00 108.5 4.99 -1 -0.1 1.3 -0.0 0.1 1 .495 .500
1952 30 PIT NL 153.1 48 11 78 4.58 4.37 -0.16 0.00 106.5 4.82 4 0.4 1.0 -0.2 1.8 19 .509 .503
1953 31 PIT NL 4.0 2 0 5 11.25 4.59 -0.01 0.00 108.0 4.97 -3 -0.2 .5 0.1 -0.2 -2 .378 .498
4 Seasons 204.2 79 11 122 5.36 4.40 -0.10 0.00 106.3 4.78 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.2 0.8 7 .484 .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
1948 26 PIT NL 17 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1950 28 PIT NL 12 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 109 2 0 0 0 1
1952 30 PIT NL 48 40 37 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .054 .054 .054 .108 -70 2 1 0 3 1
1953 31 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 79 48 44 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 .091 .091 .091 .182 -50 4 1 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 98 90 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 23 .091 .091 .091 .182 -50 8 2 0 6

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
1948 26 PIT NL 17 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1950 28 PIT NL 12 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1952 30 PIT NL 48 40 -9 -0 -0 0 5 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1953 31 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
4 Seasons 79 48 -10 -0 -0 0 5 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .494 .498 -0.5 -0.0 -5

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
1948 PIT NL 26 P 17 0 0 27.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.67 0.47 .962 2.10 2.08 1 1 50% 1
1950 PIT NL 28 P 12 0 0 20.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.21 0.42 .960 2.12 2.10 1 0 0% 43% 0
1952 PIT NL 30 P 48 11 2 153.1 27 8 15 4 0 .852 1.35 0.48 .953 2.18 2.16 7 7 50% 44% 0
1953 PIT NL 31 P 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 1 0 0% 0
4 Seasons P 79 11 2 204.2 40 11 25 4 0 .900 1.58 0.46 .956 2.16 2.13 10 8 44% 37% 1
4 Seasons TOT 79 11 2 204.2 40 11 25 4 0 .900 1.58 0.46 .956 2.16 2.13 10 8 44% 37% 1
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

Games Played s c a p y
1952 NL  48 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1952 NL  48 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1977th), 0.2 career WAR/0.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Forrest Harry Woody Main

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