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Carl Mays

Carl William Mays (Sub)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 12, 1891 in Liberty, KY(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1915 (Age 23.154, 4,294th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Yankees/Reds/Giants 1915-1929

Last Game: September 24, 1929 (Age 37.316)   vs. BSN 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 4, 1971 in El Cajon, CA
Buried: Riverview Cemetery, Portland, OR
Relatives: Cousin of Joe Mays
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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
1915 23 BOS AL 6 5 .545 2.60 38 6 27 2 0 7 131.2 119 54 38 0 21 65 5 0 3 514 108 2.01 1.063 8.1 0.0 1.4 4.4 3.10
1916 24 BOS AL 18 13 .581 2.39 44 24 13 14 2 3 245.0 208 79 65 3 74 76 9 1 2 972 116 2.87 1.151 7.6 0.1 2.7 2.8 1.03
1917 25 BOS AL 22 9 .710 1.74 35 33 2 27 2 0 289.0 230 81 56 1 74 91 14 0 6 1129 148 2.59 1.052 7.2 0.0 2.3 2.8 1.23
1918 26 BOS AL 21 13 .618 2.21 35 33 1 30 8 0 293.1 230 94 72 2 81 114 11 0 6 1162 122 2.48 1.060 7.1 0.1 2.5 3.5 1.41
1919 27 TOT AL 14 14 .500 2.10 34 29 4 26 3 2 266.0 227 91 62 5 77 107 10 0 4 1063 148 2.91 1.143 7.7 0.2 2.6 3.6 1.39
1919 27 BOS AL 5 11 .313 2.47 21 16 4 14 2 2 146.0 131 57 40 2 40 53 5 0 4 576 123 2.86 1.171 8.1 0.1 2.5 3.3 1.33
1919 27 NYY AL 9 3 .750 1.65 13 13 0 12 1 0 120.0 96 34 22 3 37 54 5 0 0 487 194 2.96 1.108 7.2 0.2 2.8 4.1 1.46
1920 28 NYY AL 26 11 .703 3.06 45 37 8 26 6 3 312.0 310 127 106 13 84 92 7 0 2 1268 125 3.58 1.263 8.9 0.4 2.4 2.7 1.10
1921 29 NYY AL 27 9 .750 3.05 49 38 10 30 1 7 336.2 332 145 114 11 76 70 9 0 2 1400 138 3.87 1.212 8.9 0.3 2.0 1.9 0.92
1922 30 NYY AL 13 14 .481 3.60 34 29 4 21 1 1 240.0 257 111 96 12 50 41 7 0 1 988 111 4.03 1.279 9.6 0.5 1.9 1.5 0.82
1923 31 NYY AL 5 2 .714 6.20 23 7 11 2 0 0 81.1 119 59 56 8 32 16 4 0 1 383 64 5.15 1.857 13.2 0.9 3.5 1.8 0.50
1924 32 CIN NL 20 9 .690 3.15 37 27 10 15 2 0 226.0 238 97 79 3 36 63 4 0 1 940 119 3.19 1.212 9.5 0.1 1.4 2.5 1.75
1925 33 CIN NL 3 5 .375 3.31 12 5 5 3 0 2 51.2 60 22 19 0 13 10 2 0 0 225 125 3.60 1.413 10.5 0.0 2.3 1.7 0.77
1926 34 CIN NL 19 12 .613 3.14 39 33 2 24 3 1 281.0 286 112 98 3 53 58 4 0 2 1158 117 3.25 1.206 9.2 0.1 1.7 1.9 1.09 MVP-22
1927 35 CIN NL 3 7 .300 3.51 14 9 4 6 0 0 82.0 89 39 32 1 10 17 1 0 1 343 110 3.17 1.207 9.8 0.1 1.1 1.9 1.70
1928 36 CIN NL 4 1 .800 3.88 14 7 4 4 1 1 62.2 67 33 27 3 22 10 0 0 0 269 103 4.26 1.420 9.6 0.4 3.2 1.4 0.45
1929 37 NYG NL 6 2 .750 4.32 37 8 19 1 0 4 123.0 140 67 59 8 31 32 2 0 3 538 106 4.29 1.390 10.2 0.6 2.3 2.3 1.03
15 Yrs 207 126 .622 2.92 490 325 124 231 29 31 3021.1 2912 1211 979 73 734 862 89 1 34 12352 119 3.28 1.207 8.7 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.17
162 Game Avg. 17 11 .622 2.92 41 27 10 19 2 3 252 243 101 82 6 61 72 7 0 3 1031 119 3.28 1.207 8.7 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.17
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
BOS (5 yrs) 72 51 .585 2.21 173 112 47 87 14 12 1105.0 918 365 271 8 290 399 44 1 21 4353 124 2.59 1.093 7.5 0.1 2.4 3.2 1.38
CIN (5 yrs) 49 34 .590 3.26 116 81 25 52 6 4 703.1 740 303 255 10 134 158 11 0 4 2935 116 3.34 1.243 9.5 0.1 1.7 2.0 1.18
NYY (5 yrs) 80 39 .672 3.25 164 124 33 91 9 11 1090.0 1114 476 394 47 279 273 32 0 6 4526 121 3.82 1.278 9.2 0.4 2.3 2.3 0.98
NYG (1 yr) 6 2 .750 4.32 37 8 19 1 0 4 123.0 140 67 59 8 31 32 2 0 3 538 106 4.29 1.390 10.2 0.6 2.3 2.3 1.03
AL (9 yrs) 152 90 .628 2.73 337 236 80 178 23 23 2195.0 2032 841 665 55 569 672 76 1 27 8879 122 3.20 1.185 8.3 0.2 2.3 2.8 1.18
NL (6 yrs) 55 36 .604 3.42 153 89 44 53 6 8 826.1 880 370 314 18 165 190 13 0 7 3473 114 3.48 1.265 9.6 0.2 1.8 2.1 1.15
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
1915 23 BOS AL 131.2 38 6 54 3.69 3.91 0.22 0.00 95.0 3.51 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.1 1.0 9 .494 .498
1916 24 BOS AL 245.0 44 24 79 2.90 3.69 0.16 0.00 98.9 3.50 17 2.1 1.00 -0.2 4.4 37 .548 .513
1917 25 BOS AL 289.0 35 33 81 2.52 3.65 0.27 0.00 97.7 3.30 24 3.1 1.00 -0.2 5.8 49 .590 .519
1918 26 BOS AL 293.1 35 33 94 2.88 3.55 0.34 0.00 96.9 3.12 6 0.8 1.00 -0.3 3.5 32 .523 .505
1919 27 BOS AL 146.0 21 16 57 3.51 4.06 0.11 0.00 96.4 3.81 3 0.3 1.00 -0.1 1.7 19 .516 .502
1919 27 NYY AL 120.0 13 13 34 2.55 4.01 0.40 0.00 99.4 3.58 12 1.5 -0.1 2.6 25 .613 .509 $8,000
1920 28 NYY AL 312.0 45 37 127 3.66 4.64 0.20 0.00 100.7 4.46 27 2.8 1.00 -0.2 5.8 62 .562 .517 $8,000
1921 29 NYY AL 336.0 49 38 145 3.88 4.96 0.22 0.00 98.2 4.65 26 2.6 1.00 -0.2 5.8 68 .552 .516 $12,000
1922 30 NYY AL 240.0 34 29 111 4.16 4.83 0.35 0.00 98.2 4.40 8 0.8 1.00 -0.1 3.1 33 .523 .505 $12,000
1923 31 NYY AL 82.1 23 7 59 6.45 4.74 0.42 0.00 101.2 4.38 -19 -1.8 1.00 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .423 .489
1924 32 CIN NL 226.0 37 27 97 3.86 4.56 0.20 0.00 98.8 4.31 12 1.3 1.00 -0.1 3.1 30 .535 .508
1925 33 CIN NL 50.2 12 5 22 3.91 4.94 0.46 0.00 94.2 4.22 2 0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.6 7 .513 .501
1926 34 CIN NL 281.0 39 33 112 3.59 4.54 0.34 0.00 97.7 4.10 15 1.6 1.00 -0.1 3.8 40 .541 .510 MVP-22
1927 35 CIN NL 82.0 14 9 39 4.28 4.77 0.21 0.00 96.0 4.37 1 0.1 1.00 -0.1 0.8 8 .510 .501
1928 36 CIN NL 62.2 14 6 33 4.74 4.86 0.17 0.00 99.9 4.69 -1 -0.1 1.00 -0.0 0.4 5 .496 .500
1929 37 NYG NL 123.0 37 8 67 4.90 5.37 0.27 0.00 98.6 5.02 2 0.1 1.00 -0.1 1.1 14 .504 .501
15 Seasons 3020.2 490 324 1211 3.61 4.36 0.26 0.00 98.2 4.02 133 15.3 1.00 -2.0 42.5 429 .531 .508 $40,000
BOS (5 yrs) 1105.0 173 112 365 2.97 3.72 0.24 0.00 97.3 3.39 48 6.1 1.00 -0.9 16.4 146 .536 .508
CIN (5 yrs) 702.1 116 80 303 3.88 4.63 0.27 0.00 97.8 4.26 30 3.2 1.00 -0.4 8.7 90 .527 .506
NYY (5 yrs) 1090.1 164 124 476 3.93 4.72 0.28 0.00 99.3 4.40 54 5.8 1.00 -0.7 16.3 179 .535 .510 $40,000
NYG (1 yr) 123.0 37 8 67 4.90 5.37 0.27 0.00 98.6 5.02 2 0.1 1.00 -0.1 1.1 14 .504 .501

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
1916 ❍ 24 BOS AL WS W BRO 0 1 .000 6.75 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.1 8 4 4 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 28 2.063 13.5 0.0 5.1 3.4 0.67
1918 ❍ 26 BOS AL WS W CHC 2 0 1.000 1.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 10 2 2 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 63 0.722 5.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 1.67
1921 29 NYY AL WS L NYG 1 2 .333 1.73 3 3 0 3 1 0 26.0 20 6 5 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 97 0.769 6.9 0.0 0.0 3.1
1922 30 NYY AL WS L NYG 0 1 .000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 33 1.375 10.1 0.0 2.3 1.1 0.50
4 Yrs (4 Series) 3 4 .429 2.35 8 7 1 5 1 1 57.1 47 16 15 0 8 1 17 3 0 0 221 0.959 7.4 0.0 1.3 2.7 2.13
4 WS 3 4 .429 2.35 8 7 1 5 1 1 57.1 47 16 15 0 8 1 17 3 0 0 221 0.959 7.4 0.0 1.3 2.7 2.13

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
1915 23 BOS AL 38 6 1 2 3 0 1 2 4 .333 2 0 3 50% 50.5 60 38 6 0 4.5 6.3
1916 24 BOS AL 44 24 12 10 2 1 4 12 11 .522 14 2 16 67% 59.6 98 18 19 2 3.4 8.1
1917 25 BOS AL 35 33 21 9 3 2 7 22 10 .688 27 2 28 85% 63.8 81 27 18 8 3.9 8.6
1918 26 BOS AL 35 33 21 12 0 1 5 21 12 .636 30 8 25 76% 64.5 91 28 21 4 4.4 8.7
1919 27 TOT AL 34 29 14 14 1 1 9 15 14 .517 26 3 23 79% 62.3 83 31 19 6 4.0 8.4
1919 27 BOS AL 21 16 5 11 0 0 6 5 11 .313 14 2 11 69% 59.2 83 31 10 3 3.0 7.8
1919 27 NYY AL 13 13 9 3 1 1 3 10 3 .769 12 1 12 92% 66.1 79 48 9 3 5.1 9.2
1920 28 NYY AL 45 37 23 11 3 5 5 26 11 .703 26 6 23 62% 53.7 86 7 25 4 6.5 7.9
1921 29 NYY AL 49 38 26 9 3 4 3 26 12 .684 30 1 25 66% 54.1 79 15 27 2 7.8 8.4
1922 30 NYY AL 34 29 12 13 4 4 7 15 14 .517 21 1 15 52% 51.3 85 21 8 14 5.2 8.0
1923 31 NYY AL 23 7 3 2 2 2 0 5 2 .714 2 0 1 14% 29.7 65 -12 2 4 6.4 6.6
1924 32 CIN NL 37 27 16 8 3 4 2 18 9 .667 15 2 15 56% 52.9 79 29 17 7 4.7 7.4
1925 33 CIN NL 12 5 2 3 0 0 2 2 3 .400 3 0 4 80% 48.4 62 36 3 2 3.3 7.8
1926 34 CIN NL 39 33 19 11 3 1 3 20 12 .625 24 3 22 67% 55.5 82 18 21 5 5.1 8.2
1927 35 CIN NL 14 9 2 7 0 0 4 2 7 .222 6 0 6 67% 49.7 69 15 5 3 2.3 7.8
1928 36 CIN NL 14 7 4 1 2 1 1 6 1 .857 4 1 4 57% 47.1 70 27 2 1 5.8 6.9
1929 37 NYG NL 37 8 1 1 6 0 0 7 1 .875 1 0 2 25% 42.2 58 30 5 2 6.2 5.1
15 Yrs 490 325 177 113 35 26 53 199 123 .618 231 29 212 65% 56 98 -12 198 64 5.1 8.0
MLB Averages .500 55% 51 153 -34 4.5 7.2
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

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
1915 23 BOS AL 38 32 27 5 3 0 7 0 0 0 22 1 4 8.7
1916 24 BOS AL 44 20 13 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 13 6 1 7.5
1917 25 BOS AL 35 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9.0
1918 26 BOS AL 35 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9.5
1919 27 TOT AL 34 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 13.0
1919 27 BOS AL 21 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 13.0
1920 28 NYY AL 45 8 8 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 7.9
1921 29 NYY AL 49 11 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 4 3 4.1
1922 30 NYY AL 34 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.0
1923 31 NYY AL 23 16 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 3 6.8
1924 32 CIN NL 37 10 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 8.2
1925 33 CIN NL 12 7 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.9
1926 34 CIN NL 39 6 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 5.7
1927 35 CIN NL 14 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 7.2
1928 36 CIN NL 14 7 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 6.1
1929 37 NYG NL 37 29 19 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 21 4 4 8.5
15 Yrs 477 165 124 30 13 0 31 0 0 0 104 23 20 7.5

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%
1915 23 BOS AL 526 0.0% 12.4% 4.0% 1.0% 4% 80%
1916 24 BOS AL 978 0.3% 7.8% 7.6% 2.2% 10% 82%
1917 25 BOS AL 1162 0.1% 7.8% 6.4% 3.1% 16% 82%
1918 26 BOS AL 1163 0.2% 9.8% 7.0% 3.5% 18% 80%
1919 27 TOT AL 1094 0.5% 9.8% 7.0% 3.9% 19% 79%
1919 27 BOS AL 599 0.3% 8.9% 6.7% 4.2% 19% 79%
1919 27 NYY AL 495 0.6% 10.9% 7.5% 3.6% 19% 78%
1920 28 NYY AL 1292 1.0% 7.1% 6.5% 4.3% 18% 83%
1921 29 NYY AL 1396 0.8% 5.0% 5.4% 3.9% 16% 87%
1922 30 NYY AL 993 1.2% 4.1% 5.0% 4.3% 17% 86%
1923 31 NYY AL 383 2.1% 4.2% 8.4% 2.9% 9% 81%
1924 32 CIN NL 940 0.3% 6.7% 3.8% 2.2% 9% 87%
1925 33 CIN NL 225 0.0% 4.4% 5.8% 4.4% 17% 86%
1926 34 CIN NL 1158 0.3% 5.0% 4.6% 4.0% 16% 87%
1927 35 CIN NL 343 0.3% 5.0% 2.9% 3.8% 15% 89%
1928 36 CIN NL 269 1.1% 3.7% 8.2% 4.1% 16% 86%
1929 37 NYG NL 538 1.5% 6.0% 5.8% 1.9% 7% 83%
15 Yrs 12460 0.6% 6.9% 5.9% 3.4% 14% 83%
MLB Averages 0.8% 8.0% 7.7% 2.8% 12% 77%
PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%

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+
1915 23 6 5 .545 2.60 38 6 27 2 0 7 131.2 119 54 38 0 21 65 5 0 3 514 108 1.063 8.1 0.0 1.4 4.4 3.10 108
1916 24 24 18 .571 2.46 82 30 40 16 2 10 376.2 327 133 103 3 95 141 14 1 5 1486 113 1.120 7.8 0.1 2.3 3.4 1.48 113
1917 25 46 27 .630 2.15 117 63 42 43 4 10 665.2 557 214 159 4 169 232 28 1 11 2615 125 1.091 7.5 0.1 2.3 3.1 1.37 125
1918 26 67 40 .626 2.17 152 96 43 73 12 10 959.0 787 308 231 6 250 346 39 1 17 3777 124 1.081 7.4 0.1 2.3 3.2 1.38 124
1919 27 81 54 .600 2.15 186 125 47 99 15 12 1225.0 1014 399 293 11 327 453 49 1 21 4840 129 1.095 7.4 0.1 2.4 3.3 1.39 129
1920 28 107 65 .622 2.34 231 162 55 125 21 15 1537.0 1324 526 399 24 411 545 56 1 23 6108 128 1.129 7.8 0.1 2.4 3.2 1.33 128
1921 29 134 74 .644 2.46 280 200 65 155 22 22 1873.2 1656 671 513 35 487 615 65 1 25 7508 130 1.144 8.0 0.2 2.3 3.0 1.26 130
1922 30 147 88 .626 2.59 314 229 69 176 23 23 2113.2 1913 782 609 47 537 656 72 1 26 8496 127 1.159 8.1 0.2 2.3 2.8 1.22 127
1923 31 152 90 .628 2.73 337 236 80 178 23 23 2195.0 2032 841 665 55 569 672 76 1 27 8879 122 1.185 8.3 0.2 2.3 2.8 1.18 122
1924 32 172 99 .635 2.77 374 263 90 193 25 23 2421.0 2270 938 744 58 605 735 80 1 28 9819 122 1.188 8.4 0.2 2.2 2.7 1.21 122
1925 33 175 104 .627 2.78 386 268 95 196 25 25 2472.2 2330 960 763 58 618 745 82 1 28 10044 122 1.192 8.5 0.2 2.2 2.7 1.21 122
1926 34 194 116 .626 2.81 425 301 97 220 28 26 2753.2 2616 1072 861 61 671 803 86 1 30 11202 121 1.194 8.6 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.20 121
1927 35 197 123 .616 2.83 439 310 101 226 28 26 2835.2 2705 1111 893 62 681 820 87 1 31 11545 121 1.194 8.6 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.20 121
1928 36 201 124 .618 2.86 453 317 105 230 29 27 2898.1 2772 1144 920 65 703 830 87 1 31 11814 120 1.199 8.6 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.18 120
1929 37 207 126 .622 2.92 490 325 124 231 29 31 3021.1 2912 1211 979 73 734 862 89 1 34 12352 119 1.207 8.7 0.2 2.2 2.6 1.17 119

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
1915 23 8 7 .533 3.78 138.0 137 64 58 0 24 68 6 1.167 8.9 1.6 4.4 2.83 0.0 38
1916 24 16 12 .571 3.08 254.0 246 97 87 4 88 79 11 1.315 8.7 3.1 2.8 0.90 0.1 44
1917 25 21 12 .636 2.73 300.0 274 101 91 1 88 94 17 1.207 8.2 2.6 2.8 1.07 0.0 35
1918 26 25 17 .595 3.13 374.0 333 144 130 3 117 145 16 1.203 8.0 2.8 3.5 1.24 0.1 35
1919 27 20 14 .588 2.98 308.0 281 113 102 6 95 124 12 1.221 8.2 2.8 3.6 1.31 0.2 34
1920 28 21 15 .583 2.91 328.0 313 118 106 13 85 97 7 1.213 8.6 2.3 2.7 1.14 0.4 45
1921 29 23 16 .590 2.95 354.0 321 129 116 11 73 74 9 1.113 8.2 1.9 1.9 1.01 0.3 49
1922 30 15 13 .536 3.37 251.0 260 105 94 12 51 43 7 1.239 9.3 1.8 1.5 0.84 0.4 34
1923 31 4 6 .400 5.23 86.0 120 56 50 8 32 17 4 1.767 12.6 3.3 1.8 0.53 0.8 23
1924 32 14 12 .538 3.37 238.0 248 99 89 3 38 66 4 1.202 9.4 1.4 2.5 1.74 0.1 37
1925 33 3 3 .500 2.95 55.0 58 20 18 0 13 11 2 1.291 9.5 2.1 1.8 0.85 0.0 12
1926 34 19 14 .576 3.15 294.0 299 114 103 3 55 61 4 1.204 9.2 1.7 1.9 1.11 0.1 39
1927 35 5 5 .500 3.66 86.0 92 39 35 1 10 18 1 1.186 9.6 1.0 1.9 1.80 0.1 14
1928 36 4 3 .571 3.82 66.0 68 31 28 3 22 11 0 1.364 9.3 3.0 1.5 0.50 0.4 14
1929 37 7 7 .500 3.63 129.0 131 58 52 7 29 34 2 1.240 9.1 2.0 2.4 1.17 0.5 37
15 Yrs 205 156 .568 3.20 3261.0 3181 1288 1159 75 820 942 102 1.227 8.8 2.6 1.15 0.2 490



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 2.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (22, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1159th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1916 AL  5.3 (10th)
1917 AL  6.6 (9th)
1921 AL  7.2 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1916 AL  4.4 (9th)
1917 AL  5.8 (6th)
1918 AL  3.5 (10th)
1919 AL  4.3 (9th)
1920 AL  5.8 (7th)
1921 AL  5.8 (6th)
1924 NL  3.1 (9th)
1926 NL  3.8 (6th)
Career  42.5 (152nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1917 AL  1.74 (2nd)
1918 AL  2.21 (8th)
1919 AL  2.10 (4th)
1920 AL  3.06 (8th)
1921 AL  3.05 (3rd)
1924 NL  3.15 (9th)
Career  2.92 (143rd)

Wins s c a p y
1916 AL  18 (6th)
1917 AL  22 (5th)
1918 AL  21 (3rd)
1920 AL  26 (2nd)
1921 AL  27 (1st)
1924 NL  20 (3rd)
1926 NL  19 (5th)
Career  207 (103rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1917 AL  .710 (3rd)
1918 AL  .618 (7th)
1920 AL  .703 (2nd)
1921 AL  .750 (1st)
1924 NL  .690 (6th)
1926 NL  .613 (7th)
Career  .622 (69th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1917 AL  1.052 (4th)
1918 AL  1.060 (4th)
1919 AL  1.143 (4th)
1920 AL  1.263 (8th)
1921 AL  1.212 (2nd)
1922 AL  1.279 (8th)
1924 NL  1.212 (9th)
1926 NL  1.206 (5th)
Career  1.207 (157th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  7.163 (5th)
1918 AL  7.057 (5th)
1919 AL  7.681 (5th)
1920 AL  8.942 (9th)
1921 AL  8.875 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  2.305 (9th)
1918 AL  2.485 (9th)
1920 AL  2.423 (9th)
1921 AL  2.032 (2nd)
1922 AL  1.875 (3rd)
1924 NL  1.434 (4th)
1926 NL  1.698 (4th)
Career  2.187 (156th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1918 AL  3.498 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1920 AL  45 (3rd)
1921 AL  49 (1st)
1924 NL  37 (10th)
1926 NL  39 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1915 AL  7 (1st)
1916 AL  3 (8th)
1919 AL  2 (7th)
1920 AL  3 (5th)
1921 AL  7 (1st)
1925 NL  2 (8th)
1929 NL  4 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1917 AL  289.0 (7th)
1918 AL  293.3 (4th)
1919 AL  266.0 (7th)
1920 AL  312.0 (4th)
1921 AL  336.7 (1st)
1926 NL  281.0 (2nd)
Career  3,021.3 (131st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1918 AL  114 (5th)
1919 AL  107 (8th)
1920 AL  92 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1917 AL  33 (8th)
1918 AL  33 (2nd)
1920 AL  37 (5th)
1921 AL  38 (3rd)
1926 NL  33 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1917 AL  27 (4th)
1918 AL  30 (1st)
1919 AL  26 (4th)
1920 AL  26 (4th)
1921 AL  30 (2nd)
1922 AL  21 (7th)
1926 NL  24 (1st)
Career  231 (99th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1918 AL  8 (1st)
1919 AL  3 (10th)
1920 AL  6 (1st)
1926 NL  3 (4th)
Career  29 (125th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1920 AL  13 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 AL  81 (7th)
1919 AL  77 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1917 AL  230 (10th)
1918 AL  230 (9th)
1920 AL  310 (4th)
1921 AL  332 (4th)
1926 NL  286 (3rd)
Career  2,912 (144th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1917 AL  1.230 (10th)
1918 AL  1.407 (6th)
1919 AL  1.390 (10th)
1924 NL  1.750 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  0.031 (3rd)
1924 NL  0.120 (2nd)
1926 NL  0.096 (1st)
Career  0.218 (191st)

Losses s c a p y
1918 AL  13 (8th)
1919 AL  14 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  72 (8th)
1920 AL  106 (10th)
1921 AL  114 (6th)
1926 NL  98 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1917 AL  6 (9th)
1918 AL  6 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1916 AL  9 (5th)
1917 AL  14 (1st)
1918 AL  11 (2nd)
1919 AL  10 (2nd)
1921 AL  9 (8th)
Career  89 (119th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1917 AL  1,129 (9th)
1918 AL  1,162 (4th)
1919 AL  1,063 (7th)
1920 AL  1,268 (3rd)
1921 AL  1,400 (2nd)
1926 NL  1,158 (2nd)
Career  12,352 (148th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1915 AL  27 (1st)
1929 NL  19 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1917 AL  148 (3rd)
1918 AL  122 (9th)
1919 AL  148 (5th)
1920 AL  125 (7th)
1921 AL  138 (2nd)
1924 NL  119 (10th)
Career  119 (127th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1917 AL  2.59 (9th)
1918 AL  2.48 (5th)
1921 AL  3.87 (10th)
1924 NL  3.19 (2nd)
1926 NL  3.25 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1916 AL  13 (9th)
1917 AL  26 (4th)
1918 AL  16 (5th)
1919 AL  26 (3rd)
1920 AL  29 (5th)
1921 AL  41 (2nd)
1926 NL  20 (5th)
Career  194 (87th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1916 AL  1.5 (9th)
1917 AL  3.1 (4th)
1918 AL  1.9 (5th)
1919 AL  2.9 (3rd)
1920 AL  2.9 (5th)
1921 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1926 NL  2.0 (5th)
Career  20.7 (81st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 23 (83), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 172 (69), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 114 (76), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 41 (69), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (108th), 50.2 career WAR/38.3 7yr-peak WAR/44.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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