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Les McCrabb

Lester William McCrabb (Buster)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 4, 1914 in Wakefield, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1939 (Age 24.307)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Athletics 1939-1950

Final Game: May 4, 1950 (Age 35.181)
Died: October 8, 2008 in Lancaster, PA
Buried: Quarryville Cemetery, Quarryville, PA
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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
1939 24 PHA AL 1 2 .333 4.04 5 4 1 2 0 0 35.2 42 20 16 4 10 11 1 0 0 160 117 4.74 1.458 10.6 1.0 2.5 2.8 1.10
1940 25 PHA AL 0 0 6.94 4 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 19 13 9 2 2 4 1 0 0 58 66 5.15 1.800 14.7 1.5 1.5 3.1 2.00
1941 26 PHA AL 9 13 .409 5.49 26 23 3 11 1 2 157.1 188 105 96 16 49 40 3 0 2 708 76 4.47 1.506 10.8 0.9 2.8 2.3 0.82
1942 27 PHA AL 0 0 31.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 14 14 14 2 2 0 1 0 1 29 13 11.17 4.000 31.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
1950 35 PHA AL 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 7 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 21 -0.42 5.250 47.3 0.0 0.0 13.5
5 Yrs 10 15 .400 5.96 38 27 8 13 1 2 210.0 270 156 139 24 63 57 6 0 4 966 72 4.65 1.586 11.6 1.0 2.7 2.4 0.90
162 Game Avg. 10 16 .400 5.96 40 28 8 14 1 2 220 282 163 145 25 66 60 6 0 4 1011 72 4.65 1.586 11.6 1.0 2.7 2.4 0.90
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
1939 24 PHA AL 35.2 5 4 20 5.05 5.49 -0.46 0.00 99.5 5.92 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.6 8 .560 .502 $1,200
1940 25 PHA AL 11.2 4 0 13 10.03 5.59 -0.37 0.00 102.1 6.08 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .387 .497 $2,000
1941 26 PHA AL 157.1 26 23 105 6.01 4.61 -0.06 0.00 100.9 4.71 -24 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .415 .486 $3,500
1942 27 PHA AL 4.0 1 0 14 31.50 4.91 -0.55 0.00 104.0 5.67 -12 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -11 .044 .497 $4,000
1950 35 PHA AL 1.1 2 0 4 27.00 5.95 -0.20 0.00 98.0 6.03 -3 -0.3 .6 0.1 -0.2 -3 .369 .498
5 Seasons 210.0 38 27 156 6.69 4.83 -0.15 0.00 100.8 5.02 -40 -3.1 .9 -0.1 -1.2 -18 .419 .490 $10,700

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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
1939 24 PHA AL 5 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 /1
1940 25 PHA AL 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 32 1 0 0 0 /1
1941 26 PHA AL 26 57 56 2 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 .143 .143 .179 .321 -14 10 0 0 1 1
1942 27 PHA AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1950 35 PHA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 38 77 74 2 9 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 20 .122 .122 .149 .270 -28 11 0 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 328 315 9 38 9 0 0 21 0 4 0 85 .122 .122 .149 .270 -28 47 0 0 13

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
1939 24 PHA AL 5 15 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .442 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $1,200 /1
1940 25 PHA AL 4 4 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,000 /1
1941 26 PHA AL 26 57 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $3,500 1
1942 27 PHA AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 /1
1950 35 PHA AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 38 77 -15 -0 0 0 8 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .483 .498 -0.7 0.0 -7 $10,700

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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
1939 PHA AL 24 P 5 4 2 35.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.77 1.40 .951 1.92 1.90
1940 PHA AL 25 P 4 0 0 11.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.09 1.00 .955 2.08 2.00 0 0 0
1941 PHA AL 26 P 26 23 11 157.1 37 9 24 4 1 .892 1.89 1.27 .960 2.14 2.11 3 2 40% 0
1942 PHA AL 27 P 1 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.00 .955 2.25 2.30
1950 PHA AL 35 P 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
5 Seasons P 38 27 13 210.0 50 10 36 4 1 .920 1.97 1.21 .958 2.10 2.07 3 2 40% 0
5 Seasons TOT 38 27 13 210.0 50 10 36 4 1 .920 1.97 1.21 .958 2.10 2.07 3 2 40% 0
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1941 AL  2.803 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 AL  16 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1941 AL  4 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2523), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3296th), -1.8 career WAR/-1.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1939 24 Philadelphia Athletics $1,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 25 Philadelphia Athletics $2,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 26 Philadelphia Athletics $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 27 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,700
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: Lester Buster Les William McCrabb

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