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Jack Meyer

John Robert Meyer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 23, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
Schools: University of Delaware (Newark, DE), Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1955 (Age 23.024)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Team: Phillies 1955-1961

Final Game: April 30, 1961 (Age 29.038)
Died: March 6, 1967 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ
Relatives: Uncle of Brian Meyer
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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
1955 23 PHI NL 6 11 .353 3.43 50 5 36 0 0 16 110.1 75 50 42 14 66 6 97 3 0 6 470 116 4.13 1.278 6.1 1.1 5.4 7.9 1.47 MVP-19,RoY-2
1956 24 PHI NL 7 11 .389 4.41 41 7 19 2 0 2 96.0 86 49 47 8 51 11 66 4 0 2 418 84 3.80 1.427 8.1 0.8 4.8 6.2 1.29
1957 25 PHI NL 0 2 .000 5.73 19 2 4 0 0 0 37.2 44 30 24 6 28 2 34 1 0 0 180 67 5.03 1.912 10.5 1.4 6.7 8.1 1.21
1958 26 PHI NL 3 6 .333 3.59 37 5 16 1 0 2 90.1 77 38 36 8 33 3 87 1 0 7 374 112 2.83 1.218 7.7 0.8 3.3 8.7 2.64
1959 27 PHI NL 5 3 .625 3.36 47 1 21 1 0 1 93.2 76 43 35 9 53 2 71 1 0 3 405 121 4.01 1.377 7.3 0.9 5.1 6.8 1.34
1960 28 PHI NL 3 1 .750 4.32 7 4 2 0 0 0 25.0 25 13 12 2 11 0 18 0 0 0 109 91 3.45 1.440 9.0 0.7 4.0 6.5 1.64
1961 29 PHI NL 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 53 10.07 2.000 9.0 4.5 9.0 9.0 1.00
7 Yrs 24 34 .414 3.92 202 24 98 4 0 21 455.0 385 225 198 48 244 24 375 10 0 18 1965 101 3.84 1.382 7.6 0.9 4.8 7.4 1.54
162 Game Avg. 7 10 .414 3.92 61 7 29 1 0 6 137 116 68 60 14 73 7 113 3 0 5 591 101 3.84 1.382 7.6 0.9 4.8 7.4 1.54
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
1955 23 PHI NL 110.1 50 5 50 4.08 4.57 0.24 0.00 98.1 4.25 4 0.4 1.5 -0.0 1.6 14 .509 .503 MVP-19,RoY-2
1956 24 PHI NL 96.0 41 7 49 4.59 4.29 -0.16 0.00 100.6 4.48 0 0.0 1.5 -0.1 0.9 8 .501 .500
1957 25 PHI NL 37.2 19 2 30 7.17 4.59 -0.07 0.00 102.3 4.77 -10 -1.0 .5 0.2 -0.4 -6 .447 .494
1958 26 PHI NL 90.1 37 5 38 3.79 4.53 -0.31 0.00 101.2 4.90 12 1.3 .7 -0.3 2.0 20 .534 .508
1959 27 PHI NL 93.2 47 1 43 4.13 4.54 -0.15 0.00 103.8 4.86 7 0.7 .7 -0.3 1.5 17 .516 .504
1960 28 PHI NL 25.0 7 4 13 4.68 4.21 -0.21 -0.00 105.0 4.64 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.0 0.2 2 .498 .500
1961 29 PHI NL 2.0 1 0 2 9.00 4.21 -0.04 -0.18 120.0 4.89 -1 -0.1 .2 0.0 -0.0 -1 .412 .499
7 Seasons 455.0 202 24 225 4.45 4.48 -0.09 -0.00 101.3 4.62 12 1.4 1.0 -0.5 5.7 55 .507 .503

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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
1955 23 PHI NL 50 25 20 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 7 .100 .250 .200 .450 23 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 MVP-19,RoY-2
1956 24 PHI NL 41 23 20 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7 .200 .238 .350 .588 57 7 2 0 2 0 0 1
1957 25 PHI NL 19 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .375 .167 .542 55 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958 26 PHI NL 37 19 18 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .278 .278 .278 .556 49 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
1959 27 PHI NL 47 14 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .071 .071 .071 .143 -62 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1960 28 PHI NL 7 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -1 1 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1961 29 PHI NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 202 100 86 6 14 0 1 1 3 0 0 8 31 .163 .234 .221 .455 24 19 5 0 6 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 80 69 5 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 6 25 .163 .234 .221 .455 24 15 4 0 5 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
1955 23 PHI NL 50 25 -2 1 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1 MVP-19,RoY-2
1956 24 PHI NL 41 23 -1 -0 -0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1
1957 25 PHI NL 19 9 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1958 26 PHI NL 37 19 -1 -0 -0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1959 27 PHI NL 47 14 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1960 28 PHI NL 7 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1961 29 PHI NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 202 100 -10 0 -1 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.1 -0.1 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1955 PHI NL 23 P 50 5 0 110.1 20 6 13 1 0 .950 1.55 0.38 .950 2.04 2.02 3 5 63% 44% 1 MVP-19,RoY-2
1956 PHI NL 24 P 41 7 2 96.0 22 4 17 1 2 .955 1.97 0.51 .966 2.05 2.03 10 2 17% 41% 1
1957 PHI NL 25 P 19 2 0 37.2 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.58 .962 2.05 2.08 1 1 50% 39% 1
1958 PHI NL 26 P 37 5 1 90.1 12 4 7 1 1 .917 1.10 0.30 .955 1.97 1.96 3 2 40% 39% 1
1959 PHI NL 27 P 47 1 1 93.2 19 4 14 1 2 .947 1.73 0.38 .954 1.99 1.97 1 6 86% 38% 0
1960 PHI NL 28 P 7 4 0 25.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.71 .962 2.09 2.09 1 1 50% 40% 0
1961 PHI NL 29 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 202 24 4 455.0 89 24 61 4 5 .955 1.68 0.42 .958 2.02 2.01 19 17 47% 41% 4
7 Seasons TOT 202 24 4 455.0 89 24 61 4 5 .955 1.68 0.42 .958 2.02 2.01 19 17 47% 41% 4
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1955 NL (19, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 NL  50 (6th)
1959 NL  47 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1955 NL  16 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1955 NL  6 (2nd)
1958 NL  7 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1955 NL  36 (1st)
1959 NL  21 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1955 NL  17.63 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  3.4 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.3 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1955 NL  1.8 (9th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (510th), 5.8 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John jach Jack jakie joe Robert Meyer

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