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Ray Mueller

Ray Coleman Mueller (Iron Man)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 8, 1912 in Pittsburg, KS
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1932. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 11, 1935 (Age 23.064)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Bees/Pirates/Braves/Giants 1935-1951

Final Game: September 9, 1951 (Age 39.185)
Died: June 29, 1994 in Lower Paxton Township, PA
Buried: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
Relatives: Cousin of Don Gutteridge
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1469. Dave Nilsson… #1470. Cliff Heathcote… #1471. Bobby Estalella… #1472. RAY MUELLER… #1473. Danny Cater… #1474. Ollie Brown… #1475. Brett Lawrie… 

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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
1935 23 BSN NL 42 100 97 10 22 5 0 3 11 0 3 11 .227 .250 .371 .621 71 36 1 0 1 2
1936 24 BSN NL 24 77 71 5 14 4 0 0 5 0 5 17 .197 .250 .254 .504 40 18 0 0 1 2
1937 25 BSN NL 64 210 187 21 47 9 2 2 26 1 18 36 .251 .317 .353 .670 90 66 7 0 5 2
1938 26 BSN NL 83 296 274 23 65 8 6 4 35 3 16 28 .237 .282 .354 .636 82 97 6 1 5 2
1939 27 PIT NL 86 204 180 14 42 8 1 2 18 0 14 22 .233 .289 .322 .611 65 58 2 0 10 2
1940 28 PIT NL 4 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933 165 1 0 0 0 /2
1943 31 CIN NL 141 496 427 50 111 19 4 8 52 1 56 42 .260 .347 .379 .726 111 162 9 1 12 *2 MVP-17
1944 ★ 32 CIN NL 155 618 555 54 159 24 4 10 73 4 53 47 .286 .353 .398 .751 115 221 12 4 6 *2 AS,MVP-7
1946 34 CIN NL 114 419 378 35 96 18 4 8 48 0 27 37 .254 .309 .386 .695 99 146 9 3 11 2 MVP-30
1947 35 CIN NL 71 211 192 17 48 11 0 6 33 1 16 25 .250 .311 .401 .712 88 77 8 1 2 2
1948 36 CIN NL 14 38 34 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 4 3 .206 .289 .235 .525 45 8 1 0 0 2
1949 37 TOT NL 88 303 276 24 67 6 2 6 36 2 18 27 .243 .294 .344 .638 70 95 9 2 7 2
1949 37 CIN NL 32 117 106 7 29 4 0 1 13 1 5 13 .274 .319 .340 .658 76 36 1 2 4 2
1949 37 NYG NL 56 186 170 17 38 2 2 5 23 1 13 14 .224 .279 .347 .626 67 59 8 0 3 2
1950 38 TOT NL 71 182 167 17 43 8 0 6 24 2 11 16 .257 .307 .413 .720 85 69 10 1 2 2
1950 38 NYG NL 4 11 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -31 2 1 0 0 /2
1950 38 PIT NL 67 171 156 17 42 7 0 6 24 2 11 14 .269 .321 .429 .751 93 67 9 1 2 2
1951 39 BSN NL 28 79 70 8 11 2 0 1 9 0 0 7 11 .157 .234 .229 .462 29 16 3 0 2 2
14 Yrs 985 3238 2911 281 733 123 23 56 373 14 0 250 322 .252 .314 .368 .681 90 1070 77 13 64
162 Game Avg. 162 533 479 46 121 20 4 9 61 2 41 53 .252 .314 .368 .681 90 176 13 2 11
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
CIN (6 yrs) 527 1899 1692 165 450 77 12 33 221 7 161 167 .266 .334 .384 .718 103 650 40 11 35
BSN (5 yrs) 241 762 699 67 159 28 8 10 86 4 0 49 103 .227 .279 .333 .612 73 233 17 1 14
PIT (3 yrs) 157 380 339 32 85 15 1 8 43 2 27 36 .251 .308 .372 .680 80 126 11 1 12
NYG (2 yrs) 60 197 181 17 39 3 2 5 23 1 13 16 .215 .268 .337 .605 61 61 9 0 3

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
1935 23 BSN NL 42 100 -4 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .496 .499 0.0 0.2 0 2
1936 24 BSN NL 24 77 -6 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 2
1937 25 BSN NL 64 210 -2 0 0 2 2 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.6 0.4 6 2
1938 26 BSN NL 83 296 -6 -0 0 1 2 -3 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.5 0.3 5 2
1939 27 PIT NL 86 204 -9 0 0 0 2 -7 -0.8 7 -0 -0.1 .491 .495 -0.0 0.1 -0 2
1940 28 PIT NL 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1943 31 CIN NL 141 496 6 0 0 3 4 14 1.5 16 30 3.2 .511 .510 2.8 0.8 27 *2 MVP-17
1944 ★ 32 CIN NL 155 618 11 -0 0 1 5 17 1.8 20 37 3.8 .512 .511 3.7 0.7 36 *2 AS,MVP-7
1946 34 CIN NL 114 419 -1 0 0 4 3 7 0.7 16 22 2.3 .507 .505 1.9 0.8 18 2 MVP-30
1947 35 CIN NL 71 211 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.6 0.2 6 2
1948 36 CIN NL 14 38 -2 -0 1 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 2
1949 37 CIN NL 32 117 -4 -0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.2 0.2 2 2
1949 37 NYG NL 56 186 -8 0 -1 0 2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .488 .496 0.0 0.2 1 2
1950 38 NYG NL 4 11 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .450 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /2
1950 38 PIT NL 67 171 -2 -0 -1 1 1 -1 -0.2 6 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.4 0.2 4 2
1951 39 BSN NL 28 79 -7 -0 -0 1 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.4 0.2 -3 2
14 Seasons 985 3238 -38 -0 -1 15 27 2 0.1 112 113 11.5 .500 .503 10.1 4.4 99
CIN (6 yrs) 527 1899 7 -0 1 9 16 32 3.5 66 98 10.1 .507 .507 9.2 2.7 89
BSN (5 yrs) 241 762 -26 0 -0 5 6 -14 -1.6 25 11 1.0 .494 .499 0.5 1.1 6
PIT (3 yrs) 157 380 -10 -0 -1 1 3 -8 -0.9 13 6 0.5 .495 .497 0.5 0.3 5
NYG (2 yrs) 60 197 -10 0 -0 0 2 -8 -0.9 8 -1 -0.1 .485 .496 -0.1 0.2 -1

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1935 BSN NL 23 C 40 22 20 93 64 27 2 6 .978 2.28 .976 4.78 3 11 12 52% 44%
1936 BSN NL 24 C 23 20 17 74 66 7 1 2 .986 3.17 .979 4.96 2 1 3 75% 46%
1937 BSN NL 25 C 57 53 48 214 169 44 1 6 .995 3.74 .980 5.25 2 10 16 62% 46%
1938 BSN NL 26 C 75 73 65 288 239 47 2 4 .993 3.81 .979 4.85 3 14 17 55% 45%
1939 PIT NL 27 C 81 50 39 242 203 32 7 5 .971 2.90 .982 4.81 1 18 13 42% 46%
1940 PIT NL 28 C 4 1 0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 .978 5.00 0 0 1 1 50% 44% 0
1943 CIN NL 31 C 140 137 106 687 579 100 8 17 .988 4.85 .981 4.70 5 5 32 42 57% 44% 3 MVP-17
1944 CIN NL 32 C 155 155 140 545 471 65 9 5 .983 3.46 .979 4.56 5 2 28 19 40% 42% 4 AS,MVP-7
1946 CIN NL 34 C 100 97 89 473 405 65 3 12 .994 4.70 .980 5.01 1 5 24 32 57% 43% 3 MVP-30
1947 CIN NL 35 C 55 48 45 253 221 28 4 2 .984 4.53 .981 4.96 2 6 14 13 48% 44% 2
1948 CIN NL 36 C 10 9 7 57 51 5 1 0 .982 5.60 .980 5.15 0 2 4 2 33% 40% 0
1949 TOT NL 37 C 87 84 66 347 307 36 4 2 .988 3.94 .982 4.98 4 6 14 16 53% 43% 3
1949 CIN NL 37 C 31 31 27 125 110 15 0 1 1.000 4.03 .982 4.98 2 3 4 7 64% 43% 2
1949 NYG NL 37 C 56 53 39 222 197 21 4 1 .982 3.89 .982 4.98 2 3 10 9 47% 43% 1
1950 TOT NL 38 C 67 52 30 451.0 259 228 30 1 3 .996 5.15 3.85 .982 5.38 5.33 4 8 9 10 53% 38% 1
1950 NYG NL 38 C 4 4 2 29.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 7.45 6.00 .982 5.37 5.32 1 0 0 0 0
1950 PIT NL 38 C 63 48 28 422.0 235 204 30 1 3 .996 4.99 3.71 .982 5.38 5.33 3 8 9 10 53% 38% 1
1951 BSN NL 39 C 23 18 15 172.1 100 85 15 0 2 1.000 5.22 4.35 .981 5.18 5.16 0 3 9 8 47% 41% 0
14 Seasons C 917 819 687 623.1 3641 3095 503 43 66 .988 5.17 3.92 .980 5.32 4.88 32 37 189 204 52% 44% 16
14 Seasons TOT 917 819 687 623.1 3641 3095 503 43 66 .988 5.17 3.92 .980 5.32 4.88 32 37 189 204 52% 44% 16
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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))
1943 NL (17, 4%)
1944 NL (7, 25%)
1946 NL (30, 1%)
0.30 Career Shares (620th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1943 NL  0.8 (6th)
1944 NL  0.7 (10th)
1946 NL  0.8 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1944 NL  155 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 NL  4 (10th)
1946 NL  3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  12 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1943 NL  140 (1st)
1944 NL  155 (1st)
1946 NL  100 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1943 NL  579 (1st)
1944 NL  471 (2nd)
1946 NL  405 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1943 NL  100 (1st)
1944 NL  65 (1st)
1946 NL  65 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1939 NL  7 (5th)
1943 NL  8 (4th)
1944 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1943 NL  17 (1st)
1946 NL  12 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1943 NL  32 (1st)
1944 NL  28 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1938 NL  17 (5th)
1943 NL  42 (1st)
1944 NL  19 (5th)
1946 NL  32 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1938 NL  54.8 (2nd)
1943 NL  56.8 (2nd)
1946 NL  57.1 (2nd)
Career  51.9 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1943 NL  4.85 (3rd)
1946 NL  4.70 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1943 NL  .988 (3rd)
1944 NL  .983 (2nd)
1946 NL  .994 (1st)
1949 NL  .988 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1949 NL  born 1912-03-08 (8th)
1950 NL  born 1912-03-08 (4th)
1951 NL  born 1912-03-08 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1823), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (147th), 11.5 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/11.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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