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Red Munger

George David Munger

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 4, 1918 in Houston, TX
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1943 (Age 24.209)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates 1943-1956

Final Game: September 23, 1956 (Age 37.355)
Died: July 23, 1996 in Houston, TX
Buried: Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 1, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #658. Togie Pittinger… #659. Fred Goldsmith… #660. Octavio Dotel… #661. RED MUNGER… #662. Bill Walker… #663. Pete Vuckovich… #664. George Blaeholder… 

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
1943 24 STL NL 9 5 .643 3.95 32 9 14 5 0 2 93.1 101 47 41 2 42 45 0 0 2 412 86 3.07 1.532 9.7 0.2 4.1 4.3 1.07
1944 ★ 25 STL NL 11 3 .786 1.34 21 12 8 7 2 2 121.0 92 23 18 2 41 55 2 0 0 479 268 2.91 1.099 6.8 0.1 3.0 4.1 1.34 AS
1946 27 STL NL 2 2 .500 3.33 10 7 1 2 0 1 48.2 47 19 18 0 12 28 0 0 1 199 105 1.98 1.212 8.7 0.0 2.2 5.2 2.33
1947 ★ 28 STL NL 16 5 .762 3.37 40 31 6 13 6 3 224.1 218 94 84 12 76 123 2 0 4 936 122 3.14 1.311 8.7 0.5 3.0 4.9 1.62 AS
1948 29 STL NL 10 11 .476 4.50 39 25 3 7 2 0 166.0 179 91 83 13 74 72 1 0 2 738 91 4.16 1.524 9.7 0.7 4.0 3.9 0.97
1949 ★ 30 STL NL 15 8 .652 3.87 35 28 4 12 2 2 188.1 179 86 81 13 87 82 2 0 3 802 107 3.96 1.412 8.6 0.6 4.2 3.9 0.94 AS
1950 31 STL NL 7 8 .467 3.90 32 20 4 4 1 0 154.2 158 73 67 15 70 61 3 1 1 682 110 4.47 1.474 9.2 0.9 4.1 3.5 0.87
1951 32 STL NL 4 6 .400 5.32 23 11 5 3 0 0 94.2 106 58 56 13 46 44 0 0 1 425 75 4.79 1.606 10.1 1.2 4.4 4.2 0.96
1952 33 TOT NL 0 4 .000 7.92 6 5 0 0 0 0 30.2 37 27 27 7 11 9 1 0 0 139 51 5.95 1.565 10.9 2.1 3.2 2.6 0.82
1952 33 STL NL 0 1 .000 12.46 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 6 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 21 32 9.31 1.846 14.5 4.2 2.1 2.1 1.00
1952 33 PIT NL 0 3 .000 7.18 5 4 0 0 0 0 26.1 30 21 21 5 10 8 0 0 0 118 56 5.39 1.519 10.3 1.7 3.4 2.7 0.80
1956 37 PIT NL 3 4 .429 4.04 35 13 6 0 0 2 107.0 126 56 48 8 41 6 45 0 0 3 475 93 3.65 1.561 10.6 0.7 3.4 3.8 1.10
10 Yrs 77 56 .579 3.83 273 161 51 53 13 12 1228.2 1243 574 523 85 500 6 564 11 1 17 5287 103 3.74 1.419 9.1 0.6 3.7 4.1 1.13
162 Game Avg. 12 9 .579 3.83 43 25 8 8 2 2 193 195 90 82 13 78 88 2 0 3 828 103 3.74 1.419 9.1 0.6 3.7 4.1 1.13
STL (9 yrs) 74 49 .602 3.73 233 144 45 53 13 10 1095.1 1087 497 454 72 449 511 11 1 14 4694 107 3.71 1.402 8.9 0.6 3.7 4.2 1.14
PIT (2 yrs) 3 7 .300 4.66 40 17 6 0 0 2 133.1 156 77 69 13 51 6 53 0 0 3 593 82 3.99 1.553 10.5 0.9 3.4 3.6 1.04
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
1943 24 STL NL 93.1 32 9 47 4.53 3.84 0.35 0.00 102.0 3.56 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .464 .493
1944 ★ 25 STL NL 121.0 21 12 23 1.71 4.10 0.41 0.00 98.6 3.64 26 3.1 1.0 -0.1 4.1 36 .647 .519 AS
1946 27 STL NL 48.2 10 7 19 3.51 3.81 0.11 0.00 102.5 3.79 1 0.2 1.4 -0.0 0.6 6 .516 .501
1947 ★ 28 STL NL 224.0 40 31 94 3.78 4.60 0.00 0.00 101.0 4.65 21 2.2 1.4 -0.1 4.5 47 .555 .514 AS
1948 29 STL NL 166.0 39 25 91 4.93 4.46 -0.05 0.00 103.2 4.65 -6 -0.6 1.1 -0.1 1.1 13 .485 .496
1949 ★ 30 STL NL 188.1 35 28 86 4.11 4.69 0.11 0.00 102.8 4.71 12 1.3 2.0 -0.1 3.3 33 .537 .508 AS
1950 31 STL NL 154.2 32 20 73 4.25 4.73 0.07 0.00 104.0 4.84 11 1.1 1.6 -0.1 2.7 27 .535 .507
1951 32 STL NL 94.2 23 11 58 5.51 4.68 0.25 0.00 98.9 4.38 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .448 .493
1952 33 STL NL 4.1 1 1 6 12.46 4.04 0.23 0.00 106.0 4.04 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .200 .498
1952 33 PIT NL 26.1 5 4 21 7.18 4.26 -0.17 0.00 106.4 4.72 -7 -0.7 1.9 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .362 .496
1956 37 PIT NL 107.0 35 13 56 4.71 4.35 -0.02 0.00 100.3 4.39 -2 -0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.8 7 .494 .499
10 Seasons 1228.1 273 161 574 4.21 4.45 0.11 0.00 101.8 4.42 30 3.8 1.2 -0.7 15.7 155 .514 .503
STL (9 yrs) 1095.0 233 144 497 4.08 4.46 0.12 0.00 101.8 4.42 40 4.7 1.2 -0.6 15.3 153 .520 .504
PIT (2 yrs) 133.1 40 17 77 5.20 4.34 -0.05 0.00 101.5 4.45 -9 -0.9 1.3 -0.1 0.4 2 .477 .498

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
1946 ❍ 27 STL NL WS W BOS 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 9 3 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 38 1.333 9.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.67
1 WS 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 9 3 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 38 1.333 9.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.67

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
1943 24 STL NL 32 29 28 3 6 2 0 0 3 0 1 5 .214 .241 .286 .527 48 8 1 0 0 1
1944 ★ 25 STL NL 21 44 44 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .114 .114 .136 .250 -31 6 0 0 0 1 AS
1946 27 STL NL 10 18 16 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 64 4 0 0 0 1
1947 ★ 28 STL NL 40 89 81 3 15 3 0 0 7 0 4 28 .185 .233 .222 .455 19 18 2 1 3 1 AS
1948 29 STL NL 39 56 50 2 8 1 1 0 2 0 4 15 .160 .222 .220 .442 17 11 2 0 2 1
1949 ★ 30 STL NL 35 75 66 6 17 2 0 1 10 0 4 16 .258 .300 .333 .633 67 22 3 0 5 1 AS
1950 31 STL NL 32 56 51 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 2 10 .137 .170 .157 .327 -15 8 1 0 3 1
1951 32 STL NL 23 31 29 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .172 .200 .207 .407 10 6 0 0 1 1
1952 33 TOT NL 6 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1952 33 STL NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 33 PIT NL 5 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /1
1956 37 PIT NL 35 33 28 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 11 .107 .194 .143 .336 -6 4 0 1 2 0 0 1
10 Yrs 273 441 402 25 70 12 1 1 30 0 0 20 100 .174 .217 .216 .433 16 87 9 2 17 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 262 239 15 42 7 1 1 18 0 12 59 .174 .217 .216 .433 16 52 5 1 10
STL (9 yrs) 233 400 367 23 67 11 1 1 28 0 0 18 85 .183 .223 .226 .449 20 83 9 1 14
PIT (2 yrs) 40 41 35 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .086 .158 .114 .272 -24 4 0 1 3 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
1943 24 STL NL 32 29 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1944 ★ 25 STL NL 21 44 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1 AS
1946 27 STL NL 10 18 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1947 ★ 28 STL NL 40 89 -10 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1 AS
1948 29 STL NL 39 56 -6 -0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1949 ★ 30 STL NL 35 75 -4 -1 -0 0 8 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 4 1 AS
1950 31 STL NL 32 56 -9 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1951 32 STL NL 23 31 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1952 33 STL NL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .470 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1952 33 PIT NL 5 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1956 37 PIT NL 35 33 -4 0 0 0 4 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
10 Seasons 273 441 -49 -0 0 0 46 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -3
STL (9 yrs) 233 400 -43 -1 0 0 42 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2
PIT (2 yrs) 40 41 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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
1946 ❍ 27 STL NL WS BOS W 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 1 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
1943 STL NL 24 P 32 9 5 93.1 28 3 24 1 3 .964 2.60 0.84 .961 2.25 2.25 0 0 2
1944 STL NL 25 P 21 12 7 121.0 43 8 33 2 5 .953 3.05 1.95 .961 2.14 2.13 3 0 0% 0 AS
1946 STL NL 27 P 10 7 2 48.2 17 1 16 0 3 1.000 3.14 1.70 .960 2.24 2.22 0 1 100% 0
1947 STL NL 28 P 40 31 13 224.1 62 5 55 2 1 .968 2.41 1.50 .966 2.10 2.07 6 4 40% 2 AS
1948 STL NL 29 P 39 25 7 166.0 45 8 37 0 5 1.000 2.44 1.15 .963 2.11 2.08 3 1 25% 0
1949 STL NL 30 P 35 28 12 188.1 43 4 38 1 2 .977 2.01 1.20 .953 2.04 2.02 2 3 60% 43% 1 AS
1950 STL NL 31 P 32 21 5 154.2 35 3 32 0 2 1.000 2.04 1.09 .961 2.12 2.10 5 5 50% 43% 1
1951 STL NL 32 P 23 11 3 94.2 33 7 25 1 2 .970 3.04 1.39 .962 2.14 2.14 3 3 50% 43% 1
1952 TOT NL 33 P 6 5 0 30.2 13 1 12 0 3 1.000 3.82 2.17 .953 2.17 2.17 0 0 0
1952 STL NL 33 P 1 1 0 4.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 6.23 3.00 .953 2.08 2.20 0 0 0
1952 PIT NL 33 P 5 4 0 26.1 10 1 9 0 3 1.000 3.42 2.00 .953 2.19 2.16 0 0 0
1956 PIT NL 37 P 35 13 0 107.0 22 4 16 2 1 .909 1.68 0.57 .966 2.05 2.03 2 2 50% 41% 0
10 Seasons P 273 162 54 1228.2 341 44 288 9 27 .974 2.43 1.22 .961 2.12 2.10 24 19 44% 25% 7
10 Seasons TOT 273 162 54 1228.2 341 44 288 9 27 .974 2.43 1.22 .961 2.12 2.10 24 19 44% 25% 7
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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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1944 NL  4.1 (10th)
1947 NL  4.5 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  16 (8th)
1949 NL  15 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1947 NL  .762 (2nd)
1949 NL  .652 (6th)
Career  .579 (189th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 NL  8.554 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  3.049 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  4.935 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1947 NL  224.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 NL  123 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1947 NL  31 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1947 NL  13 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1947 NL  6 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 NL  87 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  1.618 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  0.481 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1943 NL  14 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1947 NL  3.14 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  30 (3rd)
1947 NL  19 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1944 NL  3.4 (3rd)
1947 NL  1.9 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1944 NL  1.1 (8th)
1947 NL  1.9 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1944 NL  1.0 (10th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1947 NL  55 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1948 NL  1.000 (1st)
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 - 29 (830), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 21 (616), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (867), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (625th), 15.3 career WAR/16.9 7yr-peak WAR/16.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: George David george Red Munger

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