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Pepper Martin

Johnny Leonard Roosevelt Martin (The Wild Horse Of The Osage)

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 29, 1904 in Temple, OK (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1928 (Age 24.048)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1928-1944

Final Game: October 1, 1944 (Age 40.216)
Died: March 5, 1965 in McAlester, OK
Buried: Quinton Cemetery, Quinton, OK
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #680. Ryan Braun… #681. Aaron Hill… #682. Stan Spence… #683. PEPPER MARTIN… #684. Bobby Higginson… #685. Deacon McGuire… #686. Alvin Davis… 

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
1928 24 STL NL 39 16 13 11 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 .308 .400 .308 .708 85 4 1 1 /O97
1930 26 STL NL 6 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1931 27 STL NL 123 450 413 68 124 32 8 7 75 16 30 40 .300 .351 .467 .818 114 193 2 4 *8O/7
1932 28 STL NL 85 355 323 47 77 19 6 4 34 9 30 31 .238 .305 .372 .677 78 120 1 1 O85/7
1933 ★ 29 STL NL 145 669 599 122 189 36 12 8 57 26 67 46 .316 .387 .456 .843 134 273 9 3 0 *5 AS,MVP-5
1934 ★ 30 STL NL 110 489 454 76 131 25 11 5 49 23 32 41 .289 .337 .425 .762 97 193 1 1 1 *5/71 AS
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 135 575 539 121 161 41 6 9 54 20 33 58 .299 .341 .447 .789 107 241 7 2 1 *5O9/87 AS,MVP-10
1936 32 STL NL 143 634 572 121 177 36 11 11 76 23 58 66 .309 .373 .469 .842 126 268 11 0 4 *O95/81
1937 ★ 33 STL NL 98 373 339 60 103 27 8 5 38 9 33 50 .304 .366 .475 .841 126 161 3 0 1 O98/5 AS
1938 34 STL NL 91 290 269 34 79 18 2 2 38 4 18 34 .294 .340 .398 .738 98 107 2 1 2 O89/57
1939 35 STL NL 88 316 281 48 86 17 7 3 37 6 30 35 .306 .375 .448 .823 115 126 7 1 4 O85/79
1940 36 STL NL 86 253 228 28 72 15 4 3 39 6 22 24 .316 .378 .456 .835 125 104 1 1 2 O978/5 MVP-33
1944 40 STL NL 40 102 86 15 24 4 0 2 4 2 15 11 .279 .386 .395 .781 118 34 3 0 1 O98
13 Yrs 1189 4523 4117 756 1227 270 75 59 501 146 369 438 .298 .358 .443 .801 113 1824 44 13 22
162 Game Avg. 162 616 561 103 167 37 10 8 68 20 50 60 .298 .358 .443 .801 113 249 2 3

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
1928 24 STL NL 39 16 -0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /O97
1930 26 STL NL 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1931 27 STL NL 123 450 7 1 0 -1 -2 5 0.4 14 19 1.9 .504 .503 2.1 -0.3 20 *8O/7
1932 28 STL NL 85 355 -10 0 0 -7 -1 -18 -1.9 11 -7 -0.7 .478 .489 0.0 -0.8 0 O85/7
1933 ★ 29 STL NL 145 669 26 1 0 -1 3 29 3.1 19 48 5.2 .522 .520 5.3 0.2 49 *5 AS,MVP-5
1934 ★ 30 STL NL 110 489 -3 2 0 0 2 2 0.1 15 16 1.7 .501 .501 1.6 0.2 16 $9,000 *5/71 AS
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 135 575 4 1 0 -8 2 -2 -0.1 18 16 1.7 .499 .499 2.5 -0.6 24 *5O9/87 AS,MVP-10
1936 32 STL NL 143 634 20 0 0 -8 -5 7 0.6 20 27 2.8 .505 .504 3.5 -1.4 35 *O95/81
1937 ★ 33 STL NL 98 373 11 -0 0 0 -2 8 0.8 12 20 2.1 .509 .505 2.1 -0.3 20 O98/5 AS
1938 34 STL NL 91 290 -1 -0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.7 9 4 0.3 .493 .496 0.6 -0.5 7 O89/57
1939 35 STL NL 88 316 6 -0 0 0 -1 4 0.4 10 14 1.5 .505 .503 1.5 -0.2 15 O85/79
1940 36 STL NL 86 253 7 -0 0 -4 -3 0 -0.0 9 9 0.9 .501 .500 1.3 -0.8 13 O978/5 MVP-33
1944 40 STL NL 40 102 2 -0 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 3 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 O98
13 Seasons 1189 4523 68 5 0 -34 -10 29 2.6 141 170 17.5 .503 .503 21.0 -4.7 204 $9,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1928 24 STL NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 ❍ 27 STL NL WS PHA W 7 26 24 5 12 4 0 1 5 5 1 2 3 .500 .538 .792 1.330 19 0 0 0 0 0
1934 ❍ 30 STL NL WS DET W 7 34 31 8 11 3 1 0 4 2 1 3 3 .355 .412 .516 .928 16 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 15 60 55 14 23 7 1 1 9 7 2 5 6 .418 .467 .636 1.103 35 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 15 60 55 14 23 7 1 1 9 7 2 5 6 .418 .467 .636 1.103 35 0 0 0 0 0

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
1934 ★ 30 STL NL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 111 3.12 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 AS
1936 32 STL NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 6.26 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Yrs 0 0 2.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 215 4.69 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 2.25 68 0 34 0 0 0 136 68 34 34 0 68 0 0 0 0 442 215 4.69 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
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
1934 ★ 30 STL NL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.92 0.04 0.00 108.0 5.28 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .516 .500 $9,000 AS
1936 32 STL NL 2.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.81 -0.13 0.00 98.0 4.83 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .615 .501
2 Seasons 4.0 2 0 1 2.25 4.86 -0.05 0.00 103.0 5.06 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .566 .500 $9,000

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
1928 STL NL 24 OF 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.48
1928 STL NL 24 RF 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .970 2.27
1928 STL NL 24 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1931 STL NL 27 CF 110 109 99 302 282 10 10 2 .967 2.65 .974 2.88
1931 STL NL 27 OF 110 109 99 302 282 10 10 2 .967 2.65 .973 2.48
1931 STL NL 27 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1932 STL NL 28 OF 69 69 66 165 151 10 4 3 .976 2.33 .976 2.52
1932 STL NL 28 CF 65 64 62 154 140 10 4 3 .974 2.31 .982 2.97
1932 STL NL 28 3B 15 15 15 37 18 18 1 1 .973 2.40 .945 2.88
1932 STL NL 28 LF 5 5 4 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.20 .975 2.28
1933 STL NL 29 3B 145 145 144 437 139 273 25 14 .943 2.84 .949 3.00 AS,MVP-5
1934 STL NL 30 3B 107 103 99 299 85 195 19 7 .936 2.62 .945 2.96 AS
1934 STL NL 30 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 AS
1934 STL NL 30 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 2.25 2.20 AS
1935 STL NL 31 3B 114 111 99 314 113 171 30 17 .904 2.49 .941 2.86 AS,MVP-10
1935 STL NL 31 OF 16 15 11 34 32 0 2 0 .941 2.00 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-10
1935 STL NL 31 RF 10 10 7 21 19 0 2 0 .905 1.90 .968 2.17 AS,MVP-10
1935 STL NL 31 CF 5 5 4 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.60 .974 2.84 AS,MVP-10
1935 STL NL 31 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 AS,MVP-10
1936 STL NL 32 OF 127 125 119 245 226 13 6 5 .976 1.88 .973 2.38
1936 STL NL 32 RF 123 122 116 237 219 12 6 4 .975 1.88 .966 2.12
1936 STL NL 32 3B 15 13 13 32 13 12 7 1 .781 1.67 .947 2.67
1936 STL NL 32 CF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .979 2.83
1936 STL NL 32 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1937 STL NL 33 OF 82 80 78 222 204 12 6 3 .973 2.63 .974 2.24 AS
1937 STL NL 33 RF 42 40 39 93 84 6 3 1 .968 2.14 .972 1.99 AS
1937 STL NL 33 CF 40 40 39 129 120 6 3 1 .977 3.15 .977 2.63 AS
1937 STL NL 33 3B 5 5 5 15 6 8 1 2 .933 2.80 .954 2.88 AS
1938 STL NL 34 OF 62 57 54 141 138 1 2 1 .986 2.24 .976 2.34
1938 STL NL 34 CF 39 39 36 106 103 1 2 1 .981 2.67 .978 2.73
1938 STL NL 34 RF 22 18 18 35 35 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 .978 2.08
1938 STL NL 34 3B 4 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 .945 3.02
1938 STL NL 34 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1939 STL NL 35 OF 51 49 32 120 113 4 3 0 .975 2.29 .975 2.32
1939 STL NL 35 CF 37 36 22 96 91 3 2 0 .979 2.54 .977 2.70
1939 STL NL 35 3B 22 18 10 49 15 30 4 2 .918 2.05 .942 3.00
1939 STL NL 35 LF 9 6 4 12 10 1 1 0 .917 1.22 .974 2.16
1939 STL NL 35 RF 8 7 6 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.63 .973 2.12
1940 STL NL 36 OF 63 50 35 114 103 8 3 0 .974 1.76 .977 2.32 MVP-33
1940 STL NL 36 RF 40 36 24 80 72 6 2 0 .975 1.95 .973 2.02 MVP-33
1940 STL NL 36 LF 18 11 9 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 1.39 .974 2.26 MVP-33
1940 STL NL 36 CF 10 3 2 9 8 0 1 0 .889 0.80 .981 2.66 MVP-33
1940 STL NL 36 3B 2 2 2 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 4.00 .948 3.00 MVP-33
1944 STL NL 40 OF 29 22 12 50 48 1 1 0 .980 1.69 .980 2.47
1944 STL NL 40 RF 17 17 8 29 27 1 1 0 .966 1.65 .974 2.10
1944 STL NL 40 CF 12 5 4 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .985 2.95
10 Seasons OF 613 576 506 1395 1299 59 37 14 .973 2.22 .975 2.39
9 Seasons 3B 429 414 389 1195 393 715 87 44 .927 2.58 .945 2.94
9 Seasons CF 321 304 271 837 785 30 22 7 .974 2.54 .977 2.82
8 Seasons RF 265 250 218 510 471 25 14 5 .973 1.87 .970 2.08
8 Seasons LF 37 22 17 48 44 3 1 0 .979 1.27 .974 2.23
2 Seasons P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .960 2.25 2.25
13 Seasons TOT 1044 990 895 4.0 2591 1692 775 124 58 .952 2.25 2.36 .961 2.25 2.61
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1942 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)
1948 BBWAA ( 5.8%)
1949 BBWAA (10.5%)
1950 BBWAA ( 4.2%)
1951 BBWAA ( 8.4%)
1952 BBWAA (13.2%)
1953 BBWAA (16.3%)
1956 BBWAA ( 3.6%)
1958 BBWAA (17.3%)
1960 BBWAA (10.8%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1964 BBWAA ( 9.5%)
1964 Run Off ( 2.5%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1933 NL (5, 39%)
1935 NL (10, 20%)
1940 NL (33, 1%)
0.60 Career Shares (394th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1933 NL  5.2 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1933 NL  5.2 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1933 NL  5.4 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 NL  .316 (6th)
Career  .298 (234th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1933 NL  .387 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1933 NL  .456 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1933 NL  .843 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1933 NL  599 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1933 NL  669 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1933 NL  122 (1st)
1935 NL  121 (3rd)
1936 NL  121 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1933 NL  189 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1933 NL  273 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1933 NL  36 (6th)
1935 NL  41 (4th)
1936 NL  36 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1933 NL  12 (3rd)
1934 NL  11 (5th)
1936 NL  11 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1933 NL  67 (3rd)
1936 NL  58 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1936 NL  66 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 NL  16 (3rd)
1933 NL  26 (1st)
1934 NL  23 (1st)
1935 NL  20 (2nd)
1936 NL  23 (1st)

Singles s c a p y
1933 NL  133 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1933 NL  134 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1933 NL  105 (3rd)
1936 NL  100 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1933 NL  29 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1933 NL  3.0 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1933 NL  56 (8th)
1935 NL  56 (10th)
1936 NL  58 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1933 NL  259 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1933 NL  .714 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1931 NL  9.7 (9th)
1933 NL  12.2 (2nd)
1934 NL  8.2 (10th)
1935 NL  12.4 (4th)
1936 NL  14.9 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  145 (2nd)
1934 NL  107 (4th)
1935 NL  114 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  139 (3rd)
1935 NL  113 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  273 (3rd)
1934 NL  195 (3rd)
1935 NL  171 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  25 (2nd)
1934 NL  19 (1st)
1935 NL  30 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1935 NL  17 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  10 (3rd)
1932 NL  10 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  10 (4th)
1932 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  2 (5th)
1932 NL  3 (2nd)
1937 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  123 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  4 (2nd)
1937 NL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1936 NL  5 (3rd)
1937 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  2.84 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1934 NL  .936 (5th)
1935 NL  .904 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  .967 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 NL  .975 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1937 NL  2.63 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1944 NL  born 1904-02-29 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (258), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 43 (597), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 46 (420), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (711), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (150th), 17.4 career WAR/16.7 7yr-peak WAR/17.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1934 30 St. Louis Cardinals $9,000 ? 3/25/67 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,000
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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Name and misspellings: The Wild Horse Of Johnny Leonard The martinez Pepper Roosevelt Osage Martin

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