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Joe Ostrowski

Joseph Paul Ostrowski (Professor or Specs)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 15, 1916 in West Wyoming, PA
High School: West Wyoming HS (West Wyoming, PA)
School: University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 8, 1948 (Age 31.236)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1948-1952

Final Game: August 20, 1952 (Age 35.279)
Died: January 3, 2003 in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Buried: St. Joseph Church Cemetery, West Wyoming, PA
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Standard Pitching

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
1948 31 SLB AL 4 6 .400 5.97 26 9 11 3 0 3 78.1 108 54 52 6 17 20 0 1 1 347 76 3.79 1.596 12.4 0.7 2.0 2.3 1.18
1949 32 SLB AL 8 8 .500 4.79 40 13 12 4 0 2 141.0 185 94 75 16 27 34 0 0 1 634 95 4.08 1.504 11.8 1.0 1.7 2.2 1.26
1950 33 TOT AL 3 5 .375 3.65 30 11 11 3 0 3 101.0 107 48 41 13 22 30 0 0 0 422 129 4.32 1.277 9.5 1.2 2.0 2.7 1.36
1950 33 SLB AL 2 4 .333 2.51 9 7 2 2 0 0 57.1 57 22 16 2 7 15 0 0 0 237 198 2.88 1.116 8.9 0.3 1.1 2.4 2.14
1950 33 NYY AL 1 1 .500 5.15 21 4 9 1 0 3 43.2 50 26 25 11 15 15 0 0 0 185 84 6.20 1.489 10.3 2.3 3.1 3.1 1.00
1951 34 NYY AL 6 4 .600 3.49 34 3 18 2 0 5 95.1 103 44 37 4 18 30 1 0 0 396 110 2.99 1.269 9.7 0.4 1.7 2.8 1.67
1952 35 NYY AL 2 2 .500 5.63 20 1 8 0 0 2 40.0 56 31 25 5 14 17 1 0 0 190 59 4.29 1.750 12.6 1.1 3.2 3.8 1.21
5 Yrs 23 25 .479 4.54 150 37 60 12 0 15 455.2 559 271 230 44 98 131 2 1 2 1989 95 3.87 1.442 11.0 0.9 1.9 2.6 1.34
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .479 4.54 55 13 22 4 0 5 166 203 99 84 16 36 48 1 0 1 723 95 3.87 1.442 11.0 0.9 1.9 2.6 1.34
NYY (3 yrs) 9 7 .563 4.37 75 8 35 3 0 10 179.0 209 101 87 20 47 62 2 0 0 771 88 4.07 1.430 10.5 1.0 2.4 3.1 1.32
SLB (3 yrs) 14 18 .438 4.65 75 29 25 9 0 5 276.2 350 170 143 24 51 69 0 1 2 1218 100 3.75 1.449 11.4 0.8 1.7 2.2 1.35
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
1948 31 SLB AL 78.1 26 9 54 6.20 4.82 -0.34 0.00 106.2 5.48 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.0 0 .476 .496
1949 32 SLB AL 141.0 40 13 94 6.00 4.81 -0.77 0.00 107.8 6.01 0 0.0 .8 -0.1 1.0 12 .501 .500
1950 33 SLB AL 57.1 9 7 22 3.45 5.27 -0.59 0.00 101.8 5.97 16 1.7 .8 -0.0 2.1 21 .684 .510
1950 33 NYY AL 43.2 21 4 26 5.36 4.89 0.13 0.00 93.5 4.45 -5 -0.4 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .479 .497
1951 34 NYY AL 95.1 34 3 44 4.15 4.45 0.20 0.00 94.4 4.01 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 0.4 7 .494 .499
1952 35 NYY AL 40.0 20 1 31 6.98 4.24 0.44 0.00 91.8 3.49 -16 -1.6 1.2 -0.2 -1.5 -12 .420 .490
5 Seasons 455.2 150 37 271 5.35 4.75 -0.28 0.00 101.2 5.12 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.7 2.0 27 .492 .498
NYY (3 yrs) 179.0 75 8 101 5.08 4.51 0.24 0.00 93.6 4.00 -22 -2.3 1.2 -0.4 -1.1 -6 .470 .496
SLB (3 yrs) 276.2 75 29 170 5.53 4.91 -0.61 0.00 106.1 5.85 10 1.1 .8 -0.2 3.1 33 .514 .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
1951 ❍ 34 NYY AL WS W NYG 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1948 31 SLB AL 144 26 349 324 54 108 7 5 6 1 0 17 20 .333 .367 .441 .808 .342 143 9 0 6 0 3
1949 32 SLB AL 303 40 634 601 94 185 14 5 16 4 0 27 34 .308 .338 .428 .765 .307 257 10 0 6 0 10
1950 33 TOT AL 92 30 426 401 48 107 10 5 13 1 1 22 30 .267 .305 .414 .719 .263 166 10 0 3 0 7
1950 33 NYY AL 22 21 189 174 26 50 5 3 11 0 1 15 15 .287 .344 .540 .884 .264 94 6 0 0 0 1
1950 33 SLB AL 70 9 237 227 22 57 5 2 2 1 0 7 15 .251 .274 .317 .591 .262 72 4 0 3 0 6
1951 34 NYY AL 40 34 396 369 44 103 13 5 4 5 2 18 30 .279 .314 .374 .688 .296 138 8 1 8 0 3
1952 35 NYY AL 31 20 189 170 31 56 9 2 5 1 1 14 17 .329 .384 .494 .878 .345 84 3 1 4 0 5
5 Yrs 610 150 1994 1865 271 559 53 22 44 12 4 98 131 .300 .335 .423 .758 .305 788 40 2 27 0 28
162 Game Avg. 222 55 725 678 99 203 19 8 16 4 1 36 48 .300 .335 .423 .758 .305 287 15 1 10 0 10
MLB Averages .261 .339 .375 .713 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1948 31 SLB AL -9.9 -0.9 220 -0.0 3.5 -3.6 .92 -0.4 0.4 -4.0 -0.4 0.96 -5.5 1 2 2
1949 32 SLB AL -7.2 -0.7 347 -1.2 4.7 -6.0 .83 -0.9 -0.6 -18.8 -1.7 0.97 -12.6 1 5 9
1950 33 TOT AL 9.6 1.0 338 0.6 5.3 -4.8 .83 -0.5 1.2 3.1 0.3 0.91 -3.5 3 3 7
1950 33 SLB AL 12.8 1.3 168 1.1 3.2 -2.1 .94 0.8 0.4 9.7 0.9 0.88 9.8 0 0 1
1950 33 NYY AL -3.2 -0.3 170 -0.5 2.1 -2.6 .73 -1.3 0.6 -6.6 -0.6 0.94 -13.3 3 3 6
1951 34 NYY AL 3.0 0.3 363 0.8 6.5 -5.8 1.03 0.9 -0.1 9.4 1.0 1.01 10.5 8 10 11
1952 35 NYY AL -12.5 -1.2 166 -1.2 1.5 -2.7 .69 -0.9 -0.8 -13.2 -1.4 1.05 -10.5 5 1 10
5 Yrs -17.1 -1.6 1434 -1.1 21.6 -22.8 .88 -1.9 0.6 -23.7 -2.2 0.97 -21.7 18 21 39

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1948 31 SLB AL 26 9 3 6 0 1 1 3 6 .333 0 0 3 0 3 33% 39.4 63 18 2 1 6 1 3.6 3.6 5.6
1949 32 SLB AL 40 13 6 6 1 2 2 7 6 .538 0 0 4 0 6 46% 43.6 72 8 10 8 5 5 5.5 5.4 6.5
1950 33 TOT AL 30 11 3 5 3 0 3 5 6 .455 0 0 3 0 6 55% 51.9 73 32 8 0 2 4 4.9 4.7 6.8
1950 33 SLB AL 9 7 2 4 1 0 3 3 4 .429 0 0 2 0 5 71% 56.7 73 42 2 0 1 2 3.5 3.4 8.0
1950 33 NYY AL 21 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 .500 0 0 1 0 1 25% 43.5 54 32 6 0 1 2 7.4 7.5 4.9
1951 34 NYY AL 34 3 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 .667 0 0 2 0 2 67% 56.0 64 49 9 3 2 1 9.3 12.2 8.7
1952 35 NYY AL 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 27.0 27 27 9 5 0 1 4.0 9.0 3.3
5 Yrs 150 37 14 17 6 4 6 17 20 .459 0 0 12 0 17 46% 46 73 8 38 17 15 12 5.1 5.5 6.5
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 104 -9 4.6 4.5 6.7

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1948 31 SLB AL 26 17 11 1 0 2 3 0 150% 2 0 5 4 80% .921 1 2 2 2 0 4 2 4 6 2 2 3 5.0
1949 32 SLB AL 40 27 12 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 4 44% .828 1 5 9 1 2 14 5 12 13 2 9 5 6.3
1950 33 TOT AL 30 19 11 0 0 1 3 0 300% 2 1 12 4 33% .834 3 3 7 2 1 11 7 7 6 6 4 5 4.1
1950 33 SLB AL 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .939 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2.5
1950 33 NYY AL 21 17 9 0 0 1 3 0 300% 2 1 12 4 33% 8 .728 3 3 6 2 1 10 7 6 6 5 4 4 4.2
1951 34 NYY AL 34 31 18 4 4 8 5 2 63% 8 0 34 10 29% 8 1.034 8 10 11 10 5 14 15 14 17 8 16 5 6.7
1952 35 NYY AL 20 19 8 2 2 3 2 1 67% 4 0 15 6 40% 9 .689 5 1 10 4 1 12 6 11 11 4 10 3 5.8
5 Yrs 150 113 60 9 8 14 15 3 107% 16 1 75 28 37% .880 18 21 39 19 9 55 35 48 53 22 41 21 5.8

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1948 31 SLB AL 349 35% 1.7% 5.7% 4.9% 5.2% 17% 1.14 85% 51 9 18%
1949 32 SLB AL 634 41% 2.5% 5.4% 4.3% 5.5% 19% 0.90 87% 69 10 14%
1950 33 TOT AL 426 36% 3.1% 7.0% 5.2% 6.6% 26% 0.86 84% 62 10 16%
1950 33 SLB AL 237 35% 0.8% 6.3% 3.0% 3.8% 16% 0.81 89% 28 4 14%
1950 33 NYY AL 189 37% 5.8% 7.9% 7.9% 10.1% 38% 0.94 78% 34 6 18%
1951 34 NYY AL 396 37% 1.0% 7.6% 4.6% 5.6% 21% 0.91 85% 73 8 11%
1952 35 NYY AL 189 44% 2.7% 9.0% 7.4% 8.5% 29% 1.08 78% 39 3 8%
5 Yrs 1994 38% 2.2% 6.6% 4.9% 6.0% 21% 0.94 85% 294 40 14%
MLB Averages 49% 1.9% 9.9% 9.9% 5.6% 25% 0.95 77% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1948 31 SLB AL 205 108 6 0 4 4 0 4 0 24 15 0 63% 3 1 1 82 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 144
1949 32 SLB AL 331 185 16 0 8 6 2 1 7 25 16 1 64% 10 1 0 131 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 303
1950 33 TOT AL 334 107 13 0 2 7 5 4 8 19 8 0 42% 7 0 0 127 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
1950 33 SLB AL 167 57 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 3 0 38% 6 0 0 62 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
1950 33 NYY AL 167 50 11 0 2 7 4 4 7 11 5 0 45% 1 0 0 65 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
1951 34 NYY AL 356 103 4 0 16 1 3 3 1 35 15 4 43% 3 0 1 132 5 2 71% 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 40
1952 35 NYY AL 158 56 5 0 5 3 2 4 1 13 7 1 54% 5 0 0 69 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 31
5 Yrs 1384 559 44 0 35 21 12 16 17 116 61 6 53% 28 2 2 541 12 4 75% 12 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 610
MLB Averages 53% 55%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1948 31 4 6 .400 5.97 26 9 11 3 0 3 78.1 108 54 52 6 17 20 0 1 1 347 76 1.596 12.4 0.7 2.0 2.3 1.18 76
1949 32 12 14 .462 5.21 66 22 23 7 0 5 219.1 293 148 127 22 44 54 0 1 2 981 87 1.536 12.0 0.9 1.8 2.2 1.23 87
1950 33 15 19 .441 4.72 96 33 34 10 0 8 320.1 400 196 168 35 66 84 0 1 2 1403 97 1.455 11.2 1.0 1.9 2.4 1.27 97
1951 34 21 23 .477 4.44 130 36 52 12 0 13 415.2 503 240 205 39 84 114 1 1 2 1799 100 1.412 10.9 0.8 1.8 2.5 1.36 100
1952 35 23 25 .479 4.54 150 37 60 12 0 15 455.2 559 271 230 44 98 131 2 1 2 1989 95 1.442 11.0 0.9 1.9 2.6 1.34 95

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1948 31 4 5 .444 4.94 82.0 108 50 45 6 17 21 0 1.524 11.9 1.9 2.3 1.24 0.7 26
1949 32 7 9 .438 4.71 147.0 178 86 77 15 26 36 0 1.388 10.9 1.6 2.2 1.38 0.9 40
1950 33 6 6 .500 3.31 106.0 105 43 39 13 22 31 0 1.198 8.9 1.9 2.6 1.41 1.1 30
1951 34 6 5 .545 3.78 100.0 111 47 42 4 19 32 1 1.300 10.0 1.7 2.9 1.68 0.4 34
1952 35 2 3 .400 7.29 42.0 65 38 34 6 16 18 1 1.929 13.9 3.4 3.9 1.13 1.3 20
5 Yrs 25 28 .472 4.47 477.0 567 264 237 44 100 138 2 1.398 10.7 2.6 1.38 0.8 150



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1951 AL  5 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1951 AL  18 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2173), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2038), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (936th), 2.4 career WAR/2.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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