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Russ Meyer

Russell Charles Meyer (Rowdy or The Mad Monk)

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

Born: October 25, 1923 in Peru, IL
School: Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1946 (Age 22.323, 7,911th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers/Cubs/Athletics/RedSox/... 1946-1959

Last Game: June 28, 1959 (Age 35.246)
Died: November 16, 1997 in Oglesby, IL
Buried: Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 28, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1000. Doc McJames… #1001. Chad Bradford… #1002. Elmer Dessens… #1003. RUSS MEYER… #1004. Todd Jones… #1005. Bruce Chen… #1006. Harry Gaspar… 

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
1946 22 CHC NL 0 0 3.18 4 1 1 0 0 1 17.0 21 7 6 2 10 10 0 0 1 78 107 4.50 1.824 11.1 1.1 5.3 5.3 1.00
1947 23 CHC NL 3 2 .600 3.40 23 2 9 1 0 0 45.0 43 17 17 4 14 22 1 0 2 185 117 3.67 1.267 8.6 0.8 2.8 4.4 1.57
1948 24 CHC NL 10 10 .500 3.66 29 26 2 8 3 0 164.2 157 75 67 7 77 89 1 1 3 702 106 3.55 1.421 8.6 0.4 4.2 4.9 1.16
1949 25 PHI NL 17 8 .680 3.08 37 28 5 14 2 1 213.0 199 84 73 14 70 78 1 2 4 877 127 3.63 1.263 8.4 0.6 3.0 3.3 1.11 MVP-19
1950 26 PHI NL 9 11 .450 5.30 32 25 3 3 0 1 159.2 193 108 94 21 67 74 2 2 4 710 76 4.66 1.628 10.9 1.2 3.8 4.2 1.10
1951 27 PHI NL 8 9 .471 3.48 28 24 3 7 2 0 168.0 172 69 65 13 55 65 2 0 9 720 111 3.73 1.351 9.2 0.7 2.9 3.5 1.18
1952 28 PHI NL 13 14 .481 3.14 37 32 3 14 1 1 232.1 235 99 81 10 65 92 2 0 2 982 117 3.02 1.291 9.1 0.4 2.5 3.6 1.42
1953 29 BRO NL 15 5 .750 4.56 34 32 1 10 2 0 191.1 201 109 97 25 63 106 1 0 4 819 94 4.19 1.380 9.5 1.2 3.0 5.0 1.68
1954 30 BRO NL 11 6 .647 3.99 36 28 4 6 2 0 180.1 193 89 80 17 49 70 2 0 2 767 103 3.70 1.342 9.6 0.8 2.4 3.5 1.43
1955 31 BRO NL 6 2 .750 5.42 18 11 1 2 1 0 73.0 86 46 44 8 31 6 26 0 0 3 327 76 4.35 1.603 10.6 1.0 3.8 3.2 0.84
1956 32 TOT NL 1 6 .143 6.21 21 9 7 0 0 0 58.0 72 41 40 11 26 4 29 2 0 0 268 62 5.28 1.690 11.2 1.7 4.0 4.5 1.12
1956 32 CHC NL 1 6 .143 6.32 20 9 6 0 0 0 57.0 71 41 40 11 26 4 28 2 0 0 264 61 5.37 1.702 11.2 1.7 4.1 4.4 1.08
1956 32 CIN NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0.37 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1957 33 BOS AL 0 0 5.40 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 10 5 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 28 79 3.86 2.600 18.0 0.0 5.4 1.8 0.33
1958 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Out of Baseball)
1959 35 KCA AL 1 0 1.000 4.50 18 0 7 0 0 1 24.0 24 12 12 3 11 0 10 1 0 2 107 91 4.83 1.458 9.0 1.1 4.1 3.8 0.91
13 Yrs 94 73 .563 3.99 319 219 47 65 13 5 1531.1 1606 761 679 135 541 10 672 15 5 36 6570 99 3.85 1.402 9.4 0.8 3.2 3.9 1.24
162 Game Avg. 12 9 .563 3.99 40 28 6 8 2 1 194 203 96 86 17 68 85 2 1 5 830 99 3.85 1.402 9.4 0.8 3.2 3.9 1.24
PHI (4 yrs) 47 42 .528 3.64 134 109 14 38 5 3 773.0 799 360 313 58 257 309 7 4 19 3289 106 3.68 1.366 9.3 0.7 3.0 3.6 1.20
CHC (4 yrs) 14 18 .438 4.12 76 38 18 9 3 1 283.2 292 140 130 24 127 4 149 4 1 6 1229 94 3.99 1.477 9.3 0.8 4.0 4.7 1.17
BRO (3 yrs) 32 13 .711 4.47 88 71 6 18 5 0 444.2 480 244 221 50 143 6 202 3 0 9 1913 94 4.02 1.401 9.7 1.0 2.9 4.1 1.41
KCA (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.50 18 0 7 0 0 1 24.0 24 12 12 3 11 0 10 1 0 2 107 91 4.83 1.458 9.0 1.1 4.1 3.8 0.91
BOS (1 yr) 0 0 5.40 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 10 5 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 28 79 3.86 2.600 18.0 0.0 5.4 1.8 0.33
CIN (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0.37 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
NL (11 yrs) 93 73 .560 3.98 299 218 39 65 13 4 1502.1 1572 744 664 132 527 10 661 14 5 34 6435 99 3.84 1.397 9.4 0.8 3.2 4.0 1.25
AL (2 yrs) 1 0 1.000 4.66 20 1 8 0 0 1 29.0 34 17 15 3 14 0 11 1 0 2 135 88 4.67 1.655 10.6 0.9 4.3 3.4 0.79
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
1946 22 CHC NL 17.0 4 1 7 3.71 3.86 -0.08 0.00 96.5 3.81 0 0.0 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .505 .500
1947 23 CHC NL 45.1 23 2 17 3.38 4.86 -0.04 0.00 96.8 4.74 7 0.7 1.0 -0.0 1.2 12 .530 .504
1948 24 CHC NL 164.2 29 26 75 4.10 4.56 0.03 0.00 98.6 4.46 6 0.7 1.3 -0.1 2.4 25 .523 .504
1949 25 PHI NL 213.0 37 28 84 3.55 4.48 -0.06 0.00 97.0 4.41 20 2.1 1.0 -0.1 4.3 44 .558 .513 MVP-19
1950 26 PHI NL 159.2 32 25 108 6.09 4.73 0.19 0.00 96.7 4.38 -30 -2.8 1.3 -0.1 -1.2 -13 .413 .483
1951 27 PHI NL 168.0 28 24 69 3.70 4.47 -0.01 0.00 99.1 4.44 14 1.5 1.7 -0.1 3.2 31 .554 .509
1952 28 PHI NL 232.1 37 32 99 3.84 4.15 0.15 0.00 98.9 3.95 3 0.3 1.2 -0.1 2.5 26 .508 .502
1953 29 BRO NL 191.1 34 32 109 5.13 4.56 0.34 0.00 99.4 4.20 -18 -1.7 2.8 -0.1 0.2 2 .450 .489
1954 30 BRO NL 180.1 36 28 89 4.44 4.44 0.17 0.00 100.6 4.29 -2 -0.3 .3 -0.1 1.5 16 .493 .498
1955 31 BRO NL 73.0 18 11 46 5.67 4.14 0.48 0.00 100.5 3.67 -15 -1.4 1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -9 .421 .491
1956 32 CHC NL 57.0 20 9 41 6.47 4.29 0.28 0.00 102.5 4.11 -14 -1.4 .9 -0.0 -0.9 -9 .429 .491
1956 32 CIN NL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.54 0.08 0.00 100.0 3.46 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .545 .500
1957 33 BOS AL 5.0 2 1 5 9.00 3.89 0.23 0.00 104.0 3.81 -3 -0.3 .4 0.0 -0.2 -2 .363 .498
1959 35 KCA AL 24.0 18 0 12 4.50 4.42 -0.17 0.00 103.2 4.74 1 0.1 .6 -0.1 0.2 3 .505 .501
13 Seasons 1531.2 319 219 761 4.47 4.44 0.13 0.00 98.8 4.26 -31 -2.4 1.0 -0.9 12.6 127 .493 .499
PHI (4 yrs) 773.0 134 109 360 4.19 4.43 0.06 0.00 98.0 4.27 7 1.2 1.3 -0.4 8.8 88 .509 .502
CHC (4 yrs) 284.0 76 38 140 4.44 4.51 0.06 0.00 99.0 4.40 -1 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 2.8 29 .500 .501
BRO (3 yrs) 444.2 88 71 244 4.94 4.44 0.30 0.00 100.0 4.15 -35 -3.4 1.0 -0.3 0.9 9 .461 .493
KCA (1 yr) 24.0 18 0 12 4.50 4.42 -0.17 0.00 103.2 4.74 1 0.1 .6 -0.1 0.2 3 .505 .501
BOS (1 yr) 5.0 2 1 5 9.00 3.89 0.23 0.00 104.0 3.81 -3 -0.3 .4 0.0 -0.2 -2 .363 .498
CIN (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.54 0.08 0.00 100.0 3.46 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .545 .500

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
1950 26 PHI NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 5.40 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 2.400 21.6 0.0 0.0 5.4
1953 29 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 0 6.23 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 8 4 3 2 4 1 5 0 0 0 24 2.769 16.6 4.2 8.3 10.4 1.25
1955 ❍ 31 BRO NL WS W NYY 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.059 6.4 0.0 3.2 6.4 2.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 1 .000 3.09 4 0 2 0 0 0 11.2 16 5 4 2 6 1 10 0 0 0 55 1.886 12.3 1.5 4.6 7.7 1.67
3 WS 0 1 .000 3.09 4 0 2 0 0 0 11.2 16 5 4 2 6 1 10 0 0 0 55 1.886 12.3 1.5 4.6 7.7 1.67

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
1946 22 CHC NL 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 54 1 0 0 0 /1
1947 23 CHC NL 23 12 12 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 3 0 0 0 1
1948 24 CHC NL 29 63 56 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 19 .107 .107 .143 .250 -31 8 0 0 7 1
1949 25 PHI NL 37 78 70 3 10 2 1 0 4 0 2 19 .143 .167 .200 .367 -1 14 1 0 6 1 MVP-19
1950 26 PHI NL 32 60 50 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 20 .140 .189 .160 .349 -6 8 0 0 7 1
1951 27 PHI NL 28 64 48 4 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 8 .104 .157 .104 .261 -28 5 1 0 13 1
1952 28 PHI NL 37 88 79 4 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 3 23 .089 .133 .139 .272 -24 11 4 1 5 1
1953 29 BRO NL 34 84 75 6 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 21 .147 .179 .160 .339 -12 12 2 0 6 1
1954 30 BRO NL 36 66 47 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 20 .043 .135 .043 .177 -52 2 1 0 14 0 1
1955 31 BRO NL 18 30 27 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .037 .071 .074 .146 -62 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 32 TOT NL 21 15 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .083 .237 -33 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 32 CHC NL 20 15 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .083 .237 -33 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 32 CIN NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 33 BOS AL 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 437 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Out of Baseball)
1959 35 KCA AL 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Yrs 319 569 484 26 55 6 2 1 25 0 0 22 146 .114 .154 .140 .294 -20 68 9 1 62 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 289 246 13 28 3 1 1 13 0 11 74 .114 .154 .140 .294 -20 35 5 1 31
PHI (4 yrs) 134 290 247 13 29 4 1 1 14 0 0 11 70 .117 .158 .154 .312 -15 38 6 1 31
CHC (4 yrs) 76 96 85 3 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 23 .129 .149 .153 .302 -17 13 0 0 9 0 0
BRO (3 yrs) 88 180 149 10 14 2 0 0 6 0 0 9 51 .094 .146 .107 .253 -33 16 3 0 22 0 0
KCA (1 yr) 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 437 1 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 299 566 481 26 54 6 2 1 24 0 0 22 144 .112 .153 .139 .292 -21 67 9 1 62 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 20 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 81 1 0 0 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
1946 22 CHC NL 4 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .510 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1947 23 CHC NL 23 12 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1948 24 CHC NL 29 63 -11 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1949 25 PHI NL 37 78 -11 -0 -0 0 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1 MVP-19
1950 26 PHI NL 32 60 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1951 27 PHI NL 28 64 -10 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .485 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1952 28 PHI NL 37 88 -14 0 -1 0 10 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .487 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1953 29 BRO NL 34 84 -14 0 -0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1954 30 BRO NL 36 66 -14 -0 -0 0 8 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .481 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -7 1
1955 31 BRO NL 18 30 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .478 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1956 32 CHC NL 20 15 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1956 32 CIN NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1957 33 BOS AL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .529 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1959 35 KCA AL 18 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
13 Seasons 319 569 -94 0 -0 0 62 -32 -3.5 0 -32 -3.5 .489 .498 -3.4 -0.1 -32
PHI (4 yrs) 134 290 -44 -0 -0 0 32 -12 -1.4 0 -12 -1.4 .490 .498 -1.3 -0.0 -12
CHC (4 yrs) 76 96 -15 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .493 .499 -0.5 -0.0 -5
BRO (3 yrs) 88 180 -35 0 -0 0 20 -15 -1.6 0 -15 -1.6 .482 .497 -1.6 -0.1 -15
KCA (1 yr) 18 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
BOS (1 yr) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .529 .500 0.1 0.0 0
CIN (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1950 26 PHI NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1955 ❍ 31 BRO NL WS NYY W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 CHC NL 22 P 4 1 0 17.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.12 1.00 .960 2.22 2.22 0 0 0
1947 CHC NL 23 P 23 2 1 45.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.30 .966 2.10 2.07 1 1 50% 0
1948 CHC NL 24 P 29 26 8 164.2 39 12 26 1 0 .974 2.08 1.31 .963 2.11 2.08 8 3 27% 2
1949 PHI NL 25 P 37 28 14 213.0 43 14 28 1 3 .977 1.77 1.14 .953 2.04 2.02 11 2 15% 43% 1 MVP-19
1950 PHI NL 26 P 32 25 3 159.2 39 8 31 0 4 1.000 2.20 1.22 .961 2.12 2.10 7 5 42% 43% 0
1951 PHI NL 27 P 28 24 7 168.0 27 5 21 1 1 .963 1.39 0.93 .962 2.14 2.14 6 5 45% 43% 0
1952 PHI NL 28 P 37 32 14 232.1 49 8 37 4 6 .918 1.74 1.22 .953 2.18 2.16 4 7 64% 44% 0
1953 BRO NL 29 P 34 32 10 191.1 44 8 33 3 1 .932 1.93 1.21 .956 2.06 2.02 7 0 0% 1
1954 BRO NL 30 P 36 28 6 180.1 35 5 27 3 0 .914 1.60 0.89 .960 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 0
1955 BRO NL 31 P 18 11 2 73.0 22 1 21 0 1 1.000 2.71 1.22 .950 2.03 2.02 1 1 50% 44% 1
1956 TOT NL 32 P 21 9 0 58.0 22 5 17 0 2 1.000 3.41 1.05 .966 2.05 2.03 2 0 0% 40% 0
1956 CHC NL 32 P 20 9 0 57.0 21 4 17 0 2 1.000 3.32 1.05 .966 2.05 2.03 2 0 0% 40% 0
1956 CIN NL 32 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00 0 0 0
1957 BOS AL 33 P 2 1 0 5.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 7.20 2.00 .962 1.98 2.00 3 0 0% 47% 0
1959 KCA AL 35 P 18 0 0 24.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.22 .955 2.06 2.03 4 0 0% 40% 0
13 Seasons P 319 219 65 1531.1 339 69 257 13 19 .962 1.92 1.02 .958 2.10 2.07 58 28 33% 33% 5
13 Seasons TOT 319 219 65 1531.1 339 69 257 13 19 .962 1.92 1.02 .958 2.10 2.07 58 28 33% 33% 5
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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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (19, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1949 NL  4.3 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1949 NL  3.08 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  17 (4th)
1953 NL  15 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1949 NL  .680 (4th)
1953 NL  .750 (3rd)
1954 NL  .647 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1949 NL  1.263 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  8.409 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 NL  2.518 (9th)
1954 NL  2.446 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 NL  4.864 (5th)
1953 NL  4.986 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1952 NL  232.3 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1952 NL  32 (8th)
1953 NL  32 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1949 NL  14 (10th)
1952 NL  14 (9th)
1953 NL  10 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1948 NL  3 (6th)
1953 NL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  25 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1952 NL  235 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1953 NL  1.683 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 NL  0.383 (3rd)
1949 NL  0.592 (10th)
1952 NL  0.387 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1952 NL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  97 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  9 (1st)
1953 NL  4 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1952 NL  982 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1949 NL  127 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1948 NL  3.55 (6th)
1949 NL  3.63 (10th)
1952 NL  3.02 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 NL  17.56 (8th)
1951 NL  15.61 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 NL  2.5 (7th)
1951 NL  1.6 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1948 NL  1.5 (10th)
1949 NL  1.7 (7th)
1952 NL  2.1 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 NL  1.8 (8th)
1951 NL  1.6 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  13 (5th)
1954 NL  14 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 NL  14 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1950 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 40 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (1002), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1062), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (822nd), 9.2 career WAR/12.9 7yr-peak WAR/11.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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