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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/WhiteSox 1912-1919

Final Game: September 27, 1919 (Age 29.254)
Died: March 10, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
Relatives: Brother of Sam Mayer
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 20, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #614. Moe Drabowsky… #615. Takashi Saito… #616. Nels Potter… #617. ERSKINE MAYER… #618. Mark Prior… #619. Eric Show… #620. Francisco Cordero… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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 114 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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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 1.0 -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

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1912 22 PHI NL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1913 23 PHI NL 39 53 50 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .120 .170 .160 .330 -7 8 0 0 1
1914 24 PHI NL 48 117 108 10 21 4 1 1 5 0 6 24 .194 .237 .278 .515 49 30 0 3 1
1915 25 PHI NL 43 98 88 7 21 2 1 1 7 0 0 4 24 .239 .280 .318 .598 79 28 1 5 1
1916 26 PHI NL 28 44 38 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 .132 .214 .132 .346 6 5 0 2 1
1917 27 PHI NL 28 58 51 7 10 1 0 0 2 0 2 11 .196 .226 .216 .442 34 11 0 5 1
1918 28 TOT NL 28 89 79 9 15 1 5 0 10 0 6 17 .190 .247 .329 .576 71 26 0 4 1
1918 28 PHI NL 13 41 37 3 8 0 2 0 7 0 1 8 .216 .237 .324 .561 66 12 0 3 1
1918 28 PIT NL 15 48 42 6 7 1 3 0 3 0 5 9 .167 .255 .333 .589 76 14 0 1 1
1919 29 TOT MLB 24 41 36 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 12 .167 .231 .167 .397 17 6 0 1 1
1919 29 PIT NL 18 33 29 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 .207 .281 .207 .488 46 6 0 1 1
1919 29 CHW AL 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 245 503 453 39 84 10 7 2 28 0 0 28 109 .185 .234 .252 .486 43 114 1 20
162 Game Avg. 162 333 300 26 56 7 5 1 19 0 19 72 .185 .234 .252 .486 43 75 1 13
PHI (7 yrs) 206 414 375 29 71 9 4 2 24 0 0 20 88 .189 .232 .251 .483 42 94 1 18
PIT (2 yrs) 33 81 71 10 13 1 3 0 4 0 8 18 .183 .266 .282 .548 63 20 0 2
CHW (1 yr) 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 239 495 446 39 84 10 7 2 28 0 0 28 106 .188 .238 .256 .494 45 114 1 20
AL (1 yr) 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1912 22 PHI NL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1913 23 PHI NL 39 53 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1914 24 PHI NL 48 117 -7 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1915 25 PHI NL 43 98 -3 0 0 0 7 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .514 .504 0.6 -0.0 5 1
1916 26 PHI NL 28 44 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1917 27 PHI NL 28 58 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1918 28 PHI NL 13 41 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1918 28 PIT NL 15 48 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .514 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1919 29 PIT NL 18 33 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1919 29 CHW AL 6 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
8 Seasons 245 503 -33 1 0 0 38 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .503 .501 0.7 -0.1 6
PHI (7 yrs) 206 414 -28 1 0 0 32 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .503 .501 0.6 -0.0 5
PIT (2 yrs) 33 81 -3 0 0 0 6 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .508 .501 0.3 -0.0 2
CHW (1 yr) 6 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1

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
1915 25 PHI NL WS BOS L 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1919 29 CHW AL WS CIN L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1912 PHI NL 22 P 7 21.1 8 1 6 1 2 .875 2.95 1.00 .948 2.53 2.51
1913 PHI NL 23 P 39 170.2 52 3 48 1 2 .981 2.69 1.31 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 PHI NL 24 P 48 38 24 321.0 124 14 105 5 1 .960 3.34 2.48 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 PHI NL 25 P 43 33 20 274.2 90 14 74 2 3 .978 2.88 2.05 .952 2.72 2.71
1916 PHI NL 26 P 28 16 7 140.0 62 9 50 3 3 .952 3.79 2.11 .959 2.67 2.67
1917 PHI NL 27 P 28 18 11 160.0 51 5 43 3 4 .941 2.70 1.71 .961 2.85 2.86
1918 TOT NL 28 P 28 27 18 227.1 68 10 58 0 1 1.000 2.69 2.43 .965 2.93 2.94
1918 PHI NL 28 P 13 13 7 104.0 37 6 31 0 0 1.000 3.20 2.85 .965 2.93 2.94
1918 PIT NL 28 P 15 14 11 123.1 31 4 27 0 1 1.000 2.26 2.07 .965 2.93 2.94
1919 TOT MLB 29 P 24 12 6 112.0 30 2 27 1 0 .967 2.33 1.21 .958 2.91 2.90
1919 PIT NL 29 P 18 10 6 88.1 24 2 21 1 0 .958 2.34 1.28 .960 2.92 2.93
1919 CHW AL 29 P 6 2 0 23.2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 2.28 1.00 .948 2.85 2.83
8 Seasons P 245 144 86 1427.0 485 58 411 16 16 .967 2.96 1.91 .954 2.75 2.74
8 Seasons TOT 245 144 86 1427.0 485 58 411 16 16 .967 2.96 1.91 .954 2.75 2.74
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
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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 (230th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 NL  1.933 (10th)
1917 NL  1.856 (10th)
Career  2.176 (149th)

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
1914 NL  114 (10th)
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)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1914 NL  48 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1914 NL  14 (4th)
1915 NL  14 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1914 NL  105 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1914 NL  3.34 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1914 NL  2.48 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1918 NL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 46 (571), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 23 (573), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (319), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (662nd), 13.9 career WAR/16.0 7yr-peak WAR/15.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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