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Erskine Mayer

Jacob Erskine Mayer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 16, 1890 in Atlanta, GA
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1912 (Age 22.232, 3,779th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/WhiteSox 1912-1919

Last Game: September 27, 1919 (Age 29.254)   vs. DET 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 2 ER, L
Died: March 10, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
Relatives: Brother of Sam Mayer
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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
1912 22 PHI NL 0 1 .000 6.33 7 1 0 0 0 0 21.1 27 15 15 1 7 5 1 0 0 95 58 4.12 1.594 11.4 0.4 3.0 2.1 0.71
1913 23 PHI NL 9 9 .500 3.11 39 19 13 7 2 1 170.2 172 77 59 6 46 51 9 1 4 706 106 3.38 1.277 9.1 0.3 2.4 2.7 1.11
1914 24 PHI NL 21 19 .525 2.58 48 38 8 24 4 2 321.0 308 135 92 8 91 116 13 1 2 1343 112 3.01 1.243 8.6 0.2 2.6 3.3 1.27
1915 25 PHI NL 21 15 .583 2.36 43 33 8 20 2 2 274.2 240 94 72 9 59 114 14 1 0 1092 117 2.80 1.089 7.9 0.3 1.9 3.7 1.93
1916 26 PHI NL 7 7 .500 3.15 28 16 8 7 2 0 140.0 148 58 49 7 33 62 4 1 3 580 85 2.87 1.293 9.5 0.5 2.1 4.0 1.88
1917 27 PHI NL 11 6 .647 2.76 28 18 6 11 1 0 160.0 160 62 49 6 33 64 4 0 2 649 102 2.64 1.206 9.0 0.3 1.9 3.6 1.94
1918 28 TOT NL 16 7 .696 2.65 28 27 0 18 1 0 227.1 230 86 67 3 53 41 8 0 1 940 111 2.85 1.245 9.1 0.1 2.1 1.6 0.77
1918 28 PHI NL 7 4 .636 3.12 13 13 0 7 0 0 104.0 108 46 36 2 26 16 4 0 1 432 96 3.04 1.288 9.3 0.2 2.3 1.4 0.62
1918 28 PIT NL 9 3 .750 2.26 15 14 0 11 1 0 123.1 122 40 31 1 27 25 4 0 0 508 129 2.69 1.208 8.9 0.1 2.0 1.8 0.93
1919 29 TOT MLB 6 6 .500 5.30 24 12 9 6 0 1 112.0 130 73 66 3 23 29 2 0 3 501 58 2.99 1.366 10.4 0.2 1.8 2.3 1.26
1919 29 PIT NL 5 3 .625 4.48 18 10 8 6 0 1 88.1 100 50 44 2 12 20 2 0 1 395 68 2.80 1.268 10.2 0.2 1.2 2.0 1.67
1919 29 CHW AL 1 3 .250 8.37 6 2 1 0 0 0 23.2 30 23 22 1 11 9 0 0 2 106 39 3.67 1.732 11.4 0.4 4.2 3.4 0.82
8 Yrs 91 70 .565 2.96 245 164 52 93 12 6 1427.0 1415 600 469 43 345 482 55 4 15 5906 99 2.95 1.233 8.9 0.3 2.2 3.0 1.40
162 Game Avg. 15 12 .565 2.96 41 27 9 15 2 1 237 235 100 78 7 57 80 9 1 2 982 99 2.95 1.233 8.9 0.3 2.2 3.0 1.40
PHI (7 yrs) 76 61 .555 2.81 206 138 43 76 11 5 1191.2 1163 487 372 39 295 428 49 4 12 4897 104 2.97 1.223 8.8 0.3 2.2 3.2 1.45
PIT (2 yrs) 14 6 .700 3.19 33 24 8 17 1 1 211.2 222 90 75 3 39 45 6 0 1 903 93 2.74 1.233 9.4 0.1 1.7 1.9 1.15
CHW (1 yr) 1 3 .250 8.37 6 2 1 0 0 0 23.2 30 23 22 1 11 9 0 0 2 106 39 3.67 1.732 11.4 0.4 4.2 3.4 0.82
NL (8 yrs) 90 67 .573 2.87 239 162 51 93 12 6 1403.1 1385 577 447 42 334 473 55 4 13 5800 102 2.94 1.225 8.9 0.3 2.1 3.0 1.42
AL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 8.37 6 2 1 0 0 0 23.2 30 23 22 1 11 9 0 0 2 106 39 3.67 1.732 11.4 0.4 4.2 3.4 0.82
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
1912 22 PHI NL 21.1 7 1 15 6.33 4.65 0.03 0.00 106.0 4.89 -3 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .454 .498
1913 23 PHI NL 170.2 39 19 77 4.06 4.11 0.02 0.00 104.0 4.26 3 0.4 1.00 -0.1 1.7 17 .510 .502
1914 24 PHI NL 321.0 48 38 135 3.79 3.78 -0.49 0.00 105.0 4.49 27 3.3 1.00 -0.2 5.8 48 .569 .521
1915 25 PHI NL 274.2 43 33 94 3.08 3.59 0.22 0.00 100.0 3.37 11 1.4 1.00 -0.2 3.5 27 .533 .509
1916 26 PHI NL 138.1 28 16 58 3.77 3.44 0.07 0.00 101.1 3.41 -6 -0.7 1.00 -0.1 0.3 3 .473 .495
1917 27 PHI NL 160.1 28 18 62 3.48 3.52 0.04 0.00 102.9 3.58 1 0.2 1.00 -0.1 1.4 12 .505 .501
1918 28 PHI NL 103.0 13 13 46 4.02 3.73 -0.06 0.00 107.7 4.08 1 0.1 -0.1 0.9 8 .507 .501
1918 28 PIT NL 123.1 15 14 40 2.92 3.54 0.27 0.00 104.7 3.42 7 0.9 1.00 -0.1 1.8 15 .559 .505
1919 29 PIT NL 88.1 18 10 50 5.09 3.66 0.30 0.00 102.8 3.46 -16 -1.7 1.00 -0.1 -1.1 -10 .403 .489
1919 29 CHW AL 23.2 6 2 23 8.75 4.16 0.08 0.00 98.0 3.99 -13 -1.2 1.00 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .307 .493
8 Seasons 1424.2 245 164 600 3.79 3.71 -0.02 0.00 103.2 3.85 13 2.3 1.00 -1.0 13.2 109 .509 .505
PHI (7 yrs) 1189.1 206 138 487 3.69 3.72 -0.07 0.00 103.2 3.92 35 4.3 1.00 -0.8 13.5 114 .521 .507
PIT (2 yrs) 211.2 33 24 90 3.83 3.59 0.28 0.00 103.9 3.44 -9 -0.9 1.00 -0.2 0.7 5 .474 .497
CHW (1 yr) 23.2 6 2 23 8.75 4.16 0.08 0.00 98.0 3.99 -13 -1.2 1.00 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .307 .493

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1915 25 PHI NL WS L BOS 0 1 .000 2.38 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.1 16 4 3 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 49 1.588 12.7 0.8 1.6 5.6 3.50
1919 29 CHW AL WS L CIN 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 1 .000 2.19 3 2 1 1 0 0 12.1 16 5 3 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 54 1.541 11.7 0.7 2.2 5.1 2.33
2 WS 0 1 .000 2.19 3 2 1 1 0 0 12.1 16 5 3 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 54 1.541 11.7 0.7 2.2 5.1 2.33

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
1913 23 PHI NL 39 19 6 8 5 1 4 8 9 .471 7 2 13 68% 52.7 83 29 9 9 3.8 7.2
1914 24 PHI NL 48 38 18 18 2 3 10 19 19 .500 24 4 26 68% 55.1 87 23 25 8 4.0 7.8
1915 25 PHI NL 43 33 17 14 2 1 7 17 16 .515 20 2 25 76% 58.3 84 25 18 9 3.3 7.6
1916 26 PHI NL 28 16 6 7 3 1 4 8 8 .500 7 2 10 63% 52.4 79 26 7 8 3.3 7.1
1917 27 PHI NL 28 18 10 6 2 1 2 12 6 .667 11 1 12 67% 52.3 76 18 7 8 5.6 7.4
1918 28 TOT NL 28 27 16 7 4 3 3 19 7 .731 18 1 17 63% 54.9 90 20 12 9 4.6 8.4
1918 28 PHI NL 13 13 7 4 2 1 1 8 4 .667 7 0 7 54% 51.3 75 20 6 5 4.2 7.9
1918 28 PIT NL 15 14 9 3 2 2 2 11 3 .786 11 1 10 71% 58.3 90 26 6 4 5.0 8.8
1919 29 TOT MLB 24 12 4 5 3 2 2 6 6 .500 6 0 4 33% 40.7 72 18 5 5 5.9 6.4
1919 29 PIT NL 18 10 4 3 3 2 2 6 4 .600 6 0 4 40% 44.8 72 19 4 4 6.1 6.9
1919 29 CHW AL 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0% 20.5 23 18 1 1 5.0 4.0
7 Yrs 238 163 77 65 21 12 32 89 71 .556 93 12 107 66% 54 90 18 83 56 4.2 7.6
MLB Averages .500 63% 55 126 -56 3.8 7.3

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
1913 23 PHI NL 39 20 13 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 7 5.2
1914 24 PHI NL 48 10 8 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 2 1 6.3
1915 25 PHI NL 43 10 8 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 2 3 7.3
1916 26 PHI NL 28 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 6.2
1917 27 PHI NL 28 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8.2
1918 28 TOT NL 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.0
1918 28 PIT NL 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.0
1919 29 TOT MLB 24 12 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 8.7
1919 29 PIT NL 18 8 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 7.1
1919 29 CHW AL 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 11.8
7 Yrs 225 75 52 14 4 0 6 0 0 0 42 10 13 6.7

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%
1913 23 PHI NL 706 0.9% 7.2% 6.5% 2.6% 11% 82%
1914 24 PHI NL 1344 0.6% 8.6% 6.8% 3.4% 15% 80%
1915 25 PHI NL 1092 0.8% 10.4% 5.4% 3.9% 18% 79%
1916 26 PHI NL 580 1.2% 10.7% 5.7% 2.4% 10% 79%
1917 27 PHI NL 649 0.9% 9.9% 5.1% 4.2% 17% 81%
1918 28 TOT NL 940 0.3% 4.4% 5.6% 3.0% 12% 85%
1918 28 PHI NL 432 0.5% 3.7% 6.0% 1.9% 7% 86%
1918 28 PIT NL 508 0.2% 4.9% 5.3% 3.9% 16% 85%
1919 29 TOT MLB 485 0.6% 6.0% 4.7% 4.5% 17% 86%
1919 29 PIT NL 377 0.5% 5.3% 3.2% 5.6% 21% 89%
1919 29 CHW AL 108 0.9% 8.3% 10.2% 79%
7 Yrs 5796 0.7% 8.2% 5.8% 3.4% 14% 82%
MLB Averages 0.5% 9.8% 7.8% 2.5% 11% 67%

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+
1912 22 0 1 .000 6.33 7 1 0 0 0 0 21.1 27 15 15 1 7 5 1 0 0 95 58 1.594 11.4 0.4 3.0 2.1 0.71 58
1913 23 9 10 .474 3.47 46 20 13 7 2 1 192.0 199 92 74 7 53 56 10 1 4 801 96 1.313 9.3 0.3 2.5 2.6 1.06 96
1914 24 30 29 .508 2.91 94 58 21 31 6 3 513.0 507 227 166 15 144 172 23 2 6 2144 105 1.269 8.9 0.3 2.5 3.0 1.19 105
1915 25 51 44 .537 2.72 137 91 29 51 8 5 787.2 747 321 238 24 203 286 37 3 6 3236 109 1.206 8.5 0.3 2.3 3.3 1.41 109
1916 26 58 51 .532 2.78 165 107 37 58 10 5 927.2 895 379 287 31 236 348 41 4 9 3816 105 1.219 8.7 0.3 2.3 3.4 1.47 105
1917 27 69 57 .548 2.78 193 125 43 69 11 5 1087.2 1055 441 336 37 269 412 45 4 11 4465 104 1.217 8.7 0.3 2.2 3.4 1.53 104
1918 28 85 64 .570 2.76 221 152 43 87 12 5 1315.0 1285 527 403 40 322 453 53 4 12 5405 105 1.222 8.8 0.3 2.2 3.1 1.41 105
1919 29 91 70 .565 2.96 245 164 52 93 12 6 1427.0 1415 600 469 43 345 482 55 4 15 5906 99 1.233 8.9 0.3 2.2 3.0 1.40 99

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
1912 22 1 2 .333 5.09 23.0 27 14 13 1 7 5 1 1.478 10.6 2.7 2.0 0.71 0.4 7
1913 23 10 10 .500 3.64 178.0 183 80 72 6 49 53 10 1.303 9.3 2.5 2.7 1.08 0.3 39
1914 24 19 18 .514 3.62 333.0 336 149 134 9 99 120 14 1.306 9.1 2.7 3.2 1.21 0.2 48
1915 25 18 14 .563 3.28 285.0 280 115 104 10 69 118 16 1.225 8.8 2.2 3.7 1.71 0.3 43
1916 26 8 8 .500 4.10 145.0 177 73 66 8 39 64 5 1.490 11.0 2.4 4.0 1.64 0.5 28
1917 27 9 9 .500 3.69 166.0 186 75 68 7 38 66 5 1.349 10.1 2.1 3.6 1.74 0.4 28
1918 28 18 14 .563 3.38 290.0 318 121 109 4 73 52 11 1.348 9.9 2.3 1.6 0.71 0.1 28
1919 29 5 9 .357 5.82 130.0 159 93 84 4 28 34 2 1.438 11.0 1.9 2.4 1.21 0.3 24
8 Yrs 88 84 .512 3.77 1550.0 1666 720 650 49 402 512 64 1.334 9.7 3.0 1.27 0.3 245



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1914 NL  6.2 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1914 NL  5.8 (5th)
1915 NL  3.5 (10th)
1918 NL  2.6 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  2.96 (157th)

Wins s c a p y
1914 NL  21 (7th)
1915 NL  21 (3rd)
1918 NL  16 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1915 NL  .583 (10th)
1917 NL  .647 (6th)
1918 NL  .696 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1915 NL  1.089 (7th)
Career  1.233 (233rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 NL  1.933 (10th)
1917 NL  1.856 (10th)
Career  2.176 (152nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1914 NL  48 (2nd)
1915 NL  43 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1914 NL  321.0 (5th)
1915 NL  274.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1915 NL  114 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1914 NL  38 (4th)
1915 NL  33 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1914 NL  24 (7th)
1915 NL  20 (6th)
1918 NL  18 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1914 NL  4 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1914 NL  8 (7th)
1915 NL  9 (1st)
1916 NL  7 (4th)
1917 NL  6 (5th)
1918 NL  3 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1914 NL  91 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1914 NL  308 (3rd)
1915 NL  240 (9th)
1918 NL  230 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1915 NL  1.932 (9th)
1917 NL  1.939 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  0.271 (243rd)

Losses s c a p y
1914 NL  19 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1914 NL  92 (3rd)
1918 NL  67 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1913 NL  9 (7th)
1914 NL  13 (3rd)
1915 NL  14 (4th)
1918 NL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1914 NL  1,343 (2nd)
1915 NL  1,092 (10th)
1918 NL  940 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1915 NL  117 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  2.95 (116th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1915 NL  13 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1915 NL  1.4 (8th)
1918 NL  0.9 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 46 (571), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 23 (560), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (324), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (666th), 13.9 career WAR/16.0 7yr-peak WAR/15.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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