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Bob McGraw

Robert Emmett McGraw

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: April 10, 1895 in La Veta, CO
Schools: University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), Georgetown University (Washington, DC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1917 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1919 [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Robins/Yankees/Cardinals/RedSox 1917-1929

Final Game: September 28, 1929 (Age 34)
Died: June 2, 1978 in Seal Beach, CA
Buried: Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, CO
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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
1917 22 NYY AL 0 1 .000 0.82 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.0 9 5 1 0 3 3 0 0 2 38 346 2.53 1.091 7.4 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
1918 23 NYY AL 0 1 .000 inf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.00
1919 24 TOT AL 1 2 .333 5.44 16 1 9 0 0 0 43.0 44 29 26 1 27 9 4 1 4 177 58 4.53 1.651 9.2 0.2 5.7 1.9 0.33
1919 24 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 3.31 6 0 4 0 0 0 16.1 11 6 6 1 10 3 1 0 2 62 99 4.94 1.286 6.1 0.6 5.5 1.7 0.30
1919 24 BOS AL 0 2 .000 6.75 10 1 5 0 0 0 26.2 33 23 20 0 17 6 3 1 2 115 46 4.29 1.875 11.1 0.0 5.7 2.0 0.35
1920 25 NYY AL 0 0 4.67 15 0 13 0 0 0 27.0 24 18 14 1 20 11 1 0 1 121 83 4.75 1.630 8.0 0.3 6.7 3.7 0.55
1925 30 BRO NL 0 2 .000 3.20 2 2 0 2 0 0 19.2 14 9 7 0 13 3 0 0 0 80 132 4.79 1.373 6.4 0.0 5.9 1.4 0.23
1926 31 BRO NL 9 13 .409 4.59 33 21 8 10 0 1 174.1 197 104 89 12 67 49 2 1 2 776 83 4.44 1.514 10.2 0.6 3.5 2.5 0.73
1927 32 TOT NL 4 6 .400 5.23 19 13 3 4 1 0 98.0 126 70 57 4 32 39 0 0 2 441 78 3.74 1.612 11.6 0.4 2.9 3.6 1.22
1927 32 BRO NL 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 5 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 19 48 6.78 1.750 11.3 2.3 4.5 4.5 1.00
1927 32 STL NL 4 5 .444 5.07 18 12 3 4 1 0 94.0 121 65 53 3 30 37 0 0 2 422 80 3.61 1.606 11.6 0.3 2.9 3.5 1.23
1928 33 PHI NL 7 8 .467 5.18 39 3 20 0 0 1 120.0 148 86 69 7 56 28 2 0 3 556 84 4.65 1.700 11.1 0.5 4.2 2.1 0.50
1929 34 PHI NL 5 5 .500 5.73 41 4 24 0 0 4 86.1 113 68 55 6 43 22 2 0 0 413 91 5.12 1.807 11.8 0.6 4.5 2.3 0.51
9 Yrs 26 38 .406 5.00 168 47 77 17 1 6 579.1 675 393 322 31 265 164 11 2 14 2606 82 4.48 1.623 10.5 0.5 4.1 2.5 0.62
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .406 5.00 53 15 24 5 0 2 183 213 124 102 10 84 52 3 1 4 824 82 4.48 1.623 10.5 0.5 4.1 2.5 0.62
NYY (4 yrs) 1 2 .333 4.14 24 3 17 1 0 0 54.1 44 33 25 2 37 17 2 0 5 225 85 4.36 1.491 7.3 0.3 6.1 2.8 0.46
BRO (3 yrs) 9 16 .360 4.55 36 24 8 12 0 1 198.0 216 118 100 13 82 54 2 1 2 875 85 4.52 1.505 9.8 0.6 3.7 2.5 0.66
PHI (2 yrs) 12 13 .480 5.41 80 7 44 0 0 5 206.1 261 154 124 13 99 50 4 0 3 969 87 4.85 1.745 11.4 0.6 4.3 2.2 0.51
STL (1 yr) 4 5 .444 5.07 18 12 3 4 1 0 94.0 121 65 53 3 30 37 0 0 2 422 80 3.61 1.606 11.6 0.3 2.9 3.5 1.23
BOS (1 yr) 0 2 .000 6.75 10 1 5 0 0 0 26.2 33 23 20 0 17 6 3 1 2 115 46 4.29 1.875 11.1 0.0 5.7 2.0 0.35
NL (5 yrs) 25 34 .424 5.00 134 43 55 16 1 6 498.1 598 337 277 29 211 141 6 1 7 2266 85 4.48 1.623 10.8 0.5 3.8 2.5 0.67
AL (4 yrs) 1 4 .200 5.00 34 4 22 1 0 0 81.0 77 56 45 2 54 23 5 1 7 340 68 4.33 1.617 8.6 0.2 6.0 2.6 0.43

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
1917 22 NYY AL 11.0 2 2 5 4.09 4.02 -0.01 0.00 102.0 4.10 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .499 .500 $1,800
1918 23 NYY AL 0.0 1 1 4 104.0 0.0 $1,800
1919 24 NYY AL 16.1 6 0 6 3.31 3.99 0.36 0.00 97.5 3.54 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .504 .500 $2,000
1919 24 BOS AL 26.2 10 1 23 7.76 4.25 0.12 0.00 94.9 3.91 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .383 .493
1920 25 NYY AL 26.2 15 0 18 6.08 4.84 0.20 0.00 100.2 4.66 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .472 .497 $2,500
1925 30 BRO NL 18.2 2 2 9 4.34 4.78 -0.27 0.00 106.0 5.35 2 0.2 -0.0 0.3 4 .604 .501
1926 31 BRO NL 174.1 33 21 104 5.37 4.75 -0.26 0.00 102.0 5.10 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .483 .496
1927 32 BRO NL 4.0 1 1 5 11.25 4.65 -0.01 0.00 98.0 4.57 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .268 .499
1927 32 STL NL 94.0 18 12 65 6.22 4.54 0.37 0.00 102.0 4.25 -20 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -13 .397 .489
1928 33 PHI NL 119.0 39 3 86 6.50 4.78 -0.35 0.00 111.2 5.70 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .472 .493
1929 34 PHI NL 86.1 41 4 68 7.09 5.34 -0.32 0.00 105.3 5.95 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .476 .494
9 Seasons 577.0 168 47 393 6.13 4.76 -0.12 0.00 103.9 5.08 -64 -6.1 1.0 -0.3 -1.3 -11 .461 .491 $8,100
NYY (4 yrs) 54.0 24 3 33 5.50 4.44 0.20 0.00 99.7 4.21 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .463 .478 $8,100
BRO (3 yrs) 197.0 36 24 118 5.39 4.75 -0.26 0.00 102.3 5.12 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.0 11 .483 .497
PHI (2 yrs) 205.1 80 7 154 6.75 5.01 -0.33 0.00 108.7 5.80 -22 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -2 .474 .494
STL (1 yr) 94.0 18 12 65 6.22 4.54 0.37 0.00 102.0 4.25 -20 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -13 .397 .489
BOS (1 yr) 26.2 10 1 23 7.76 4.25 0.12 0.00 94.9 3.91 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .383 .493

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
1917 22 NYY AL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1918 23 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1919 24 TOT AL 16 15 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 .077 .143 .077 .220 -37 1 1 1 1
1919 24 NYY AL 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 1 0 /1
1919 24 BOS AL 10 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 1 1
1920 25 NYY AL 15 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1925 30 BRO NL 2 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .167 .452 20 1 0 1 /1
1926 31 BRO NL 33 65 55 4 8 1 1 0 4 0 4 19 .145 .203 .200 .403 10 11 0 6 1
1927 32 TOT NL 19 38 34 4 6 0 2 1 5 1 0 16 .176 .176 .382 .559 43 13 0 4 1
1927 32 BRO NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1927 32 STL NL 18 37 33 4 6 0 2 1 5 1 0 15 .182 .182 .394 .576 48 13 0 4 1
1928 33 PHI NL 39 39 36 1 4 2 0 0 4 0 0 16 .111 .111 .167 .278 -30 6 0 3 1
1929 34 PHI NL 41 22 20 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 .200 .238 .300 .538 29 6 0 1 1
9 Yrs 168 197 174 12 24 3 4 1 15 1 0 6 70 .138 .171 .218 .390 2 38 1 16
162 Game Avg. 162 190 168 12 23 3 4 1 14 1 6 68 .138 .171 .218 .390 2 37 1 15
NYY (4 yrs) 24 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .071 .000 .071 -80 0 1 0
BRO (3 yrs) 36 74 62 5 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 5 22 .145 .209 .194 .403 9 12 0 7
PHI (2 yrs) 80 61 56 3 8 2 1 0 5 0 1 20 .143 .158 .214 .372 -8 12 0 4
STL (1 yr) 18 37 33 4 6 0 2 1 5 1 0 15 .182 .182 .394 .576 48 13 0 4
BOS (1 yr) 10 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 1
NL (5 yrs) 134 172 151 12 23 3 4 1 14 1 0 6 57 .152 .185 .245 .430 11 37 0 15
AL (4 yrs) 34 25 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .043 .083 .043 .127 -64 1 1 1

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
1917 22 NYY AL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .467 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $1,800 /1
1918 23 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,800 /1
1919 24 NYY AL 6 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,000 /1
1919 24 BOS AL 10 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1920 25 NYY AL 15 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $2,500 1
1925 30 BRO NL 2 8 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1926 31 BRO NL 33 65 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1927 32 BRO NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1927 32 STL NL 18 37 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1928 33 PHI NL 39 39 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1929 34 PHI NL 41 22 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
9 Seasons 168 197 -29 0 0 0 19 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .494 .499 -0.9 -0.0 -9 $8,100
NYY (4 yrs) 24 14 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $8,100
BRO (3 yrs) 36 74 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
PHI (2 yrs) 80 61 -11 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .495 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -4
STL (1 yr) 18 37 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BOS (1 yr) 10 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1917 NYY AL 22 P 2 2 1 11.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.64 1.00 .945 3.03 3.05
1918 NYY AL 23 P 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1919 TOT AL 24 P 16 1 0 43.0 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 1.88 0.56 .948 2.83 2.83
1919 NYY AL 24 P 6 0 0 16.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.20 0.67 .948 2.81 2.83
1919 BOS AL 24 P 10 1 0 26.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.50 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 NYY AL 25 P 15 0 0 27.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.67 0.33 .948 2.70 2.68
1925 BRO NL 30 P 2 2 2 19.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.92 1.00 .955 2.43 2.40
1926 BRO NL 31 P 33 21 10 174.1 46 7 37 2 0 .957 2.27 1.33 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 TOT NL 32 P 19 13 4 98.0 31 5 25 1 0 .968 2.76 1.58 .958 2.32 2.31
1927 BRO NL 32 P 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00 .960 2.25 2.30
1927 STL NL 32 P 18 12 4 94.0 30 5 24 1 0 .967 2.78 1.61 .958 2.33 2.31
1928 PHI NL 33 P 39 3 0 120.0 33 2 29 2 1 .939 2.33 0.79 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 PHI NL 34 P 41 4 0 86.1 31 5 24 2 4 .935 3.02 0.71 .964 2.39 2.35
9 Seasons P 168 47 17 579.1 159 21 131 7 5 .956 2.36 0.90 .960 2.50 2.48
9 Seasons TOT 168 47 17 579.1 159 21 131 7 5 .956 2.36 0.90 .960 2.50 2.48
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1929 NL  41 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1929 NL  4 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  12 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1926 NL  13 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1920 AL  13 (9th)
1928 NL  20 (1st)
1929 NL  24 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2044), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4612th), -2.3 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-1.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
191722New York Yankees$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191823New York Yankees$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
191924New York Yankees$2,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192025New York Yankees$2,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,100
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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