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Lynn Nelson

Lynn Bernard Nelson (Line Drive)

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 24, 1905 in Sheldon, ND (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1930 (Age 25.053, 6,046th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Cubs/Tigers 1930-1940

Final Game: July 3, 1940 (Age 35.130)
Died: February 15, 1955 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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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
1930 25 CHC NL 3 2 .600 5.09 37 3 17 0 0 0 81.1 97 52 46 10 28 29 6 0 2 365 96 5.64 1.537 10.7 1.1 3.1 3.2 1.04
1933 28 CHC NL 5 5 .500 3.21 24 3 15 3 0 1 75.2 65 34 27 2 30 20 0 0 4 323 103 3.80 1.256 7.7 0.2 3.6 2.4 0.67
1934 29 CHC NL 0 1 .000 36.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 15 19.12 5.000 36.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1937 32 PHA AL 4 9 .308 5.90 30 4 21 1 0 2 116.0 140 78 76 12 51 49 2 0 1 531 80 4.91 1.647 10.9 0.9 4.0 3.8 0.96
1938 33 PHA AL 10 11 .476 5.65 32 23 8 13 0 2 191.0 215 142 120 29 79 75 5 0 5 870 85 5.43 1.539 10.1 1.4 3.7 3.5 0.95
1939 34 PHA AL 10 13 .435 4.78 35 24 11 12 2 1 197.2 233 117 105 27 64 75 3 0 0 877 98 5.01 1.503 10.6 1.2 2.9 3.4 1.17
1940 35 DET AL 1 1 .500 10.93 6 2 4 0 0 0 14.0 23 19 17 5 9 7 0 0 0 73 44 8.41 2.286 14.8 3.2 5.8 4.5 0.78
7 Yrs 33 42 .440 5.25 166 60 77 29 2 6 676.2 777 446 395 86 262 255 16 0 12 3046 88 5.14 1.535 10.3 1.1 3.5 3.4 0.97
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .440 5.25 50 18 23 9 1 2 204 234 134 119 26 79 77 5 0 4 916 88 5.14 1.535 10.3 1.1 3.5 3.4 0.97
CHC (3 yrs) 8 8 .500 4.39 63 7 33 3 0 1 158.0 166 90 77 13 59 49 6 0 6 695 94 4.85 1.424 9.5 0.7 3.4 2.8 0.83
PHA (3 yrs) 24 33 .421 5.37 97 51 40 26 2 5 504.2 588 337 301 68 194 199 10 0 6 2278 88 5.15 1.550 10.5 1.2 3.5 3.5 1.03
DET (1 yr) 1 1 .500 10.93 6 2 4 0 0 0 14.0 23 19 17 5 9 7 0 0 0 73 44 8.41 2.286 14.8 3.2 5.8 4.5 0.78
AL (4 yrs) 25 34 .424 5.52 103 53 44 26 2 5 518.2 611 356 318 73 203 206 10 0 6 2351 86 5.23 1.569 10.6 1.3 3.5 3.6 1.01
NL (3 yrs) 8 8 .500 4.39 63 7 33 3 0 1 158.0 166 90 77 13 59 49 6 0 6 695 94 4.85 1.424 9.5 0.7 3.4 2.8 0.83
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
1930 25 CHC NL 81.1 37 3 52 5.75 5.87 0.03 0.00 97.7 5.70 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.6 8 .499 .500
1933 28 CHC NL 76.1 24 3 34 4.01 3.85 0.27 0.00 101.7 3.64 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .486 .498
1934 29 CHC NL 1.0 2 1 4 36.00 6.18 0.22 0.00 97.1 5.80 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .353 .498
1937 32 PHA AL 116.0 30 4 78 6.05 5.51 -0.01 0.00 101.0 5.58 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .481 .497 $4,000
1938 33 PHA AL 191.0 32 23 142 6.69 5.71 -0.38 0.00 100.7 6.13 -14 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.6 11 .462 .492 $4,000
1939 34 PHA AL 197.2 35 24 117 5.33 5.38 -0.44 0.00 102.6 5.97 12 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.0 37 .533 .507 $5,000
1940 35 DET AL 14.0 6 2 19 12.21 4.77 -0.21 0.00 103.8 5.17 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .347 .494 $5,500
7 Seasons 677.1 166 60 446 5.93 5.37 -0.21 0.00 101.1 5.64 -26 -2.2 1.0 -0.4 3.9 54 .487 .499 $18,500
CHC (3 yrs) 158.2 63 7 90 5.11 4.90 0.15 0.00 99.6 4.71 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .489 .499
PHA (3 yrs) 504.2 97 51 337 6.01 5.54 -0.32 0.00 101.5 5.94 -8 -0.6 1.0 -0.3 4.1 56 .494 .499 $13,000
DET (1 yr) 14.0 6 2 19 12.21 4.77 -0.21 0.00 103.8 5.17 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .347 .494 $5,500

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
1930 25 CHC NL 37 18 18 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 .222 .222 .389 .611 43 7 0 0 1
1933 28 CHC NL 29 24 21 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 .238 .273 .381 .654 85 8 0 0 2 1
1934 29 CHC NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1937 32 PHA AL 74 120 113 18 40 6 2 4 29 1 0 6 13 .354 .387 .549 .935 135 62 0 1 1/7O
1938 33 PHA AL 67 118 112 12 31 0 0 0 15 0 0 7 12 .277 .319 .277 .596 53 31 0 0 1
1939 34 PHA AL 40 83 80 3 15 2 0 0 5 0 1 2 13 .188 .217 .213 .429 12 17 1 1 0 1
1940 35 DET AL 19 23 23 4 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 .348 .348 .478 .826 104 11 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 268 386 367 42 103 10 4 5 55 1 1 16 48 .281 .313 .371 .683 74 136 1 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 233 222 25 62 6 2 3 33 1 10 29 .281 .313 .371 .683 74 82 1 2
PHA (3 yrs) 181 321 305 33 86 8 2 4 49 1 1 15 38 .282 .318 .361 .678 73 110 1 1 1
CHC (3 yrs) 68 42 39 5 9 2 2 0 3 0 1 4 .231 .250 .385 .635 64 15 0 0 2
DET (1 yr) 19 23 23 4 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 .348 .348 .478 .826 104 11 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 200 344 328 37 94 8 2 5 52 1 1 15 44 .287 .320 .369 .689 75 121 1 1 1
NL (3 yrs) 68 42 39 5 9 2 2 0 3 0 1 4 .231 .250 .385 .635 64 15 0 0 2

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
1930 25 CHC NL 37 18 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1933 28 CHC NL 29 24 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1934 29 CHC NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1937 32 PHA AL 74 120 5 0 0 1 13 20 1.8 0 20 1.8 .524 .511 1.7 0.1 19 $4,000 1/7O
1938 33 PHA AL 67 118 -7 0 0 0 14 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .508 .503 0.6 0.0 6 $4,000 1
1939 34 PHA AL 40 83 -11 -0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 1
1940 35 DET AL 19 23 -0 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,500 /1
7 Seasons 268 386 -15 0 0 1 42 28 2.6 0 28 2.6 .510 .504 2.5 0.1 27 $18,500
PHA (3 yrs) 181 321 -13 0 0 1 36 24 2.1 0 24 2.1 .512 .505 2.1 0.1 23 $13,000
CHC (3 yrs) 68 42 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
DET (1 yr) 19 23 -0 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,500

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
1930 CHC NL 25 P 37 3 0 81.1 29 6 22 1 1 .966 3.10 0.76 .964 2.21 2.18
1933 CHC NL 28 P 24 3 3 75.2 21 1 20 0 1 1.000 2.50 0.88 .964 2.37 2.33
1934 CHC NL 29 P 2 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.25
1937 PHA AL 32 P 30 4 1 116.0 17 3 14 0 0 1.000 1.32 0.57 .954 2.05 2.01
1937 PHA AL 32 LF 6 5 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.83 .966 2.17
1937 PHA AL 32 OF 6 5 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.83 .969 2.35
1938 PHA AL 33 P 32 23 13 191.0 42 4 36 2 0 .952 1.88 1.25 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 PHA AL 34 P 35 24 12 197.2 40 11 27 2 6 .950 1.73 1.09 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 DET AL 35 P 6 2 0 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.50 .957 2.06 2.02
7 Seasons P 166 60 29 676.2 152 25 122 5 8 .967 1.96 0.89 .956 2.09 2.08
1 Season OF 6 5 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.83 .969 2.35
1 Season LF 6 5 4 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.83 .966 2.17
7 Seasons TOT 172 65 33 676.2 169 41 123 5 8 .970 1.96 0.95 .957 2.09 2.09
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 AL  2.914 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 AL  2 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  29 (2nd)
1939 AL  27 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  233 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1939 AL  13 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  120 (6th)
1939 AL  105 (9th)

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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 NL  6 (7th)
1938 AL  5 (7th)
1939 AL  3 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1930 NL  17 (7th)
1937 AL  21 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1099th), 6.6 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.6 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1937 32 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 33 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 34 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 35 Detroit Tigers $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,500
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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