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Lefty Mills

Howard Robinson Mills

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: May 12, 1910 in Dedham, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 1934 (Age 24)
Team: Browns 1934-1940

Final Game: August 29, 1940 (Age 30)
Died: September 23, 1982 in Riverside, CA
Buried: Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1934 24 SLB AL 0 0 4.15 6.47 4 0 4 0 0 0 8.2 10 4 4 0 11 2 0 0 1 44 123 2.423 10.4 0.0 11.4 2.1 0.18
1937 27 SLB AL 1 1 .500 6.39 4.86 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.2 16 13 9 1 10 10 0 0 4 66 78 2.053 11.4 0.7 7.1 7.1 1.00
1938 28 SLB AL 10 12 .455 5.31 4.41 30 27 2 15 1 0 210.1 216 139 124 16 116 134 8 0 5 962 94 1.578 9.2 0.7 5.0 5.7 1.16
1939 29 SLB AL 4 11 .267 6.55 5.50 34 14 12 4 0 3 144.1 147 114 105 16 113 103 8 1 4 695 74 1.801 9.2 1.0 7.0 6.4 0.91
1940 30 SLB AL 0 6 .000 7.78 6.57 26 5 9 1 0 0 59.0 64 55 51 7 52 18 3 0 6 291 59 1.966 9.8 1.1 7.9 2.7 0.35
5 Yrs 15 30 .333 6.06 5.12 96 48 27 21 1 3 435.0 453 325 293 40 302 267 19 1 20 2058 81 1.736 9.4 0.8 6.2 5.5 0.88
162 Game Avg. 7 14 .333 6.06 5.12 45 23 13 10 0 1 205 214 153 138 19 143 126 9 0 9 972 81 1.736 9.4 0.8 6.2 5.5 0.88

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
1934 24 SLB AL 8.2 4 0 4 4.15 5.82 -0.09 0.00 112.2 6.63 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .557 .501 $1,500
1937 27 SLB AL 12.2 2 2 13 9.24 5.80 -0.31 0.00 108.0 6.59 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .350 .498 $2,400
1938 28 SLB AL 210.1 30 27 139 5.95 5.68 -0.36 0.00 104.1 6.28 6 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.5 33 .517 .503 $2,400
1939 29 SLB AL 144.1 34 14 114 7.11 5.68 -0.48 0.00 102.7 6.32 -14 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 0.1 4 .463 .492 $6,000
1940 30 SLB AL 59.0 26 5 55 8.39 5.17 -0.12 0.00 104.2 5.51 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -13 .433 .489 $5,750
5 Seasons 435.0 96 48 325 6.72 5.62 -0.36 0.00 103.9 6.21 -29 -2.6 1.0 -0.3 1.5 26 .473 .495 $18,050

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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
1934 24 SLB AL 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 68 1 0 0 /1
1937 27 SLB AL 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1938 28 SLB AL 30 82 66 8 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 11 18 .091 .221 .106 .327 -15 7 0 5 1
1939 29 SLB AL 34 51 47 4 11 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 25 .234 .265 .319 .584 48 15 1 0 2 1
1940 30 SLB AL 26 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .154 .214 .154 .368 -4 2 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs 96 155 134 14 20 2 0 1 5 0 0 14 51 .149 .230 .187 .416 6 25 1 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 262 226 24 34 3 0 2 8 0 0 24 86 .149 .230 .187 .416 6 42 0 12

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
1934 24 SLB AL 4 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500 /1
1937 27 SLB AL 2 5 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .454 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,400 /1
1938 28 SLB AL 30 82 -13 0 0 0 9 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $2,400 1
1939 29 SLB AL 34 51 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $6,000 1
1940 30 SLB AL 26 14 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,750 1
5 Seasons 96 155 -22 0 0 0 17 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 0.0 -5 $18,050

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
1934 SLB AL 24 P 4 0 0 8.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.04 0.25 .960 2.18 2.10
1937 SLB AL 27 P 2 2 1 12.2 4 0 3 1 0 .750 2.13 1.50 .955 2.06 2.00
1938 SLB AL 28 P 30 27 15 210.1 37 4 28 5 1 .865 1.37 1.07 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 SLB AL 29 P 34 14 4 144.1 25 2 20 3 0 .880 1.37 0.65 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 SLB AL 30 P 26 5 1 59.0 17 3 13 1 1 .941 2.44 0.62 .956 2.04 2.01 0 0 0
5 Seasons P 96 48 21 435.0 84 9 65 10 2 .881 1.53 0.77 .953 2.04 1.99 0 0 0
5 Seasons TOT 96 48 21 435.0 84 9 65 10 2 .881 1.53 0.77 .953 2.04 1.99 0 0 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  5.734 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1938 AL  210.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1938 AL  134 (3rd)
1939 AL  103 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1938 AL  15 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  16 (10th)
1939 AL  16 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1938 AL  116 (4th)
1939 AL  113 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1938 AL  1.155 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1938 AL  12 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  124 (5th)
1939 AL  105 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1938 AL  5 (10th)
1940 AL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1938 AL  8 (2nd)
1939 AL  8 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1938 AL  962 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1938 AL  5 (2nd)
1939 AL  3 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 16 (1239), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1700th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193424St. Louis Browns$1,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193727St. Louis Browns$2,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193828St. Louis Browns$2,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193929St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194030St. Louis Browns$5,750Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,050
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: Howard Lefty Robinson Mills

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