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Erv Palica    \pah-LEE-kuh\

Ervin Martin Palica
born Ervin Martin Pavliecivich

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 9, 1928 in Lomita, CA
High School: Narbonne HS (Harbor City, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1945 (Age 17)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Orioles 1945-1956

Final Game: September 24, 1956 (Age 28)
Died: May 29, 1982 in Huntington Beach, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Culver City, CA
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Standard Batting

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
1945 17 BRO NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 19 BRO NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1948 20 BRO NL 45 44 39 6 5 1 1 0 3 0 4 12 .128 .209 .205 .414 11 8 1 0 1 1
1949 21 BRO NL 49 25 19 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 6 .158 .238 .211 .449 19 4 1 0 4 1
1950 22 BRO NL 48 71 68 4 15 4 0 1 8 2 0 8 .221 .221 .324 .544 39 22 0 0 3 1
1951 23 BRO NL 20 16 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .154 .267 .154 .421 15 2 0 0 1 1
1953 25 BRO NL 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 417 1 0 0 0 /1
1954 26 BRO NL 28 17 16 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .294 .313 .607 56 5 0 0 0 0 1
1955 27 BAL AL 33 61 55 3 13 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 18 .236 .288 .255 .543 53 14 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 28 BAL AL 30 32 32 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .156 .156 .156 .313 -14 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 262 267 243 22 48 8 1 1 17 2 0 13 63 .198 .238 .251 .489 31 61 3 0 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 165 150 14 30 5 1 1 11 1 8 39 .198 .238 .251 .489 31 38 2 0 7
BRO (8 yrs) 199 174 156 15 30 7 1 1 14 2 0 9 35 .192 .236 .269 .506 32 42 2 0 9 0
BAL (2 yrs) 63 93 87 7 18 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 28 .207 .242 .218 .460 29 19 1 0 2 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 199 174 156 15 30 7 1 1 14 2 0 9 35 .192 .236 .269 .506 32 42 2 0 9 0
AL (2 yrs) 63 93 87 7 18 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 28 .207 .242 .218 .460 29 19 1 0 2 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
1945 17 BRO NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1947 19 BRO NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1948 20 BRO NL 45 44 -5 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1949 21 BRO NL 49 25 -3 0 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1950 22 BRO NL 48 71 -6 -1 1 0 8 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .506 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1951 23 BRO NL 20 16 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1953 25 BRO NL 4 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .512 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1954 26 BRO NL 28 17 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1955 27 BAL AL 33 61 -4 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1956 28 BAL AL 30 32 -5 0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
10 Seasons 262 267 -25 -0 2 0 29 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .502 .501 0.6 -0.0 6
BRO (8 yrs) 199 174 -16 -0 2 0 19 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.5 -0.0 5
BAL (2 yrs) 63 93 -9 -0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1948 20 BRO NL 44 36 2 1.5 105 .185 .128 .274 .209 .349 .205 .405 .414 .754 11 .116 -5.2 -0.5 .343 .179 .077
1949 21 BRO NL 25 21 1 1.3 107 .231 .158 .275 .238 .349 .211 .412 .449 .761 19 .087 -2.2 -0.2 .353 .158 .053
1950 22 BRO NL 71 56 5 2.4 111 .237 .221 .273 .221 .351 .324 .424 .544 .774 39 .223 -6.3 -0.6 .453 .132 .103 1.3
1951 23 BRO NL 16 12 1 2.2 105 .250 .154 .270 .267 .344 .154 .409 .421 .753 15 .217 -1.6 -0.2 .364 .154 .000
1953 25 BRO NL 1 0 1 113 1.000 1.000 .278 1.000 .350 1.000 .433 2.000 .783 417 .000 0.5 0.0 .000 .000
1954 26 BRO NL 17 12 1 2.2 113 .333 .250 .279 .294 .351 .313 .431 .607 .782 56 .199 -1.0 -0.1 .500 .125 .063
1955 27 BAL AL 61 44 4 2.4 96 .351 .236 .257 .288 .335 .255 .383 .543 .717 53 .239 -3.6 -0.4 .429 .091 .018
1956 28 BAL AL 32 28 1 1.0 98 .227 .156 .256 .156 .336 .156 .391 .313 .728 -14 .050 -5.2 -0.5 .179 .000 .000
10 Yrs 267 209 16 2.0 104 .263 .198 .268 .238 .344 .251 .406 .489 .750 31 .183 -24.6 -2.4 .384 .115 .053 1.3
162 Game Avg. 165 129 10 2.0 104 .263 .198 .268 .238 .344 .251 .406 .489 .750 31 .183 -24.6 -2.4 .384 .115 .053 1
BRO (8 yrs) 174 137 11 2.1 109 .242 .192 .274 .236 .349 .269 .417 .506 .766 32 .197 -15.9 -1.6 .414 .147 .077 1.3
BAL (2 yrs) 93 72 5 1.9 97 .305 .207 .257 .242 .335 .218 .386 .460 .721 29 .157 -8.7 -0.8 .329 .057 .011
NL (8 yrs) 174 137 11 2.1 109 .242 .192 .274 .236 .349 .269 .417 .506 .766 32 .197 -15.9 -1.6 .414 .147 .077 1.3
AL (2 yrs) 93 72 5 1.9 97 .305 .207 .257 .242 .335 .218 .386 .460 .721 29 .157 -8.7 -0.8 .329 .057 .011

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
1949 21 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1948 20 BRO NL 44 0.0% 27.3% 9.1% 4.6% 40% 3.00 3.3 13.0 2.67 61%
1949 21 BRO NL 25 0.0% 24.0% 8.0% 4.0% 33% 3.00 3.2 9.5 4.00 52%
1950 22 BRO NL 71 1.4% 11.3% 0.0% 7.0% 33% 8.5 68.0 8.5 2.69 83%
1951 23 BRO NL 16 0.0% 31.3% 12.5% 0.0% 0% 2.50 2.6 50%
1953 25 BRO NL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 100%
1954 26 BRO NL 17 0.0% 23.5% 5.9% 5.9% 25% 4.00 4.0 16.0 0.75 71%
1955 27 BAL AL 61 0.0% 29.5% 6.6% 1.6% 8% 4.50 3.1 18.3 5.50 61%
1956 28 BAL AL 32 0.0% 31.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 3.2 2.00 69%
10 Yrs 267 0.4% 23.6% 4.9% 3.8% 21% 4.85 3.9 243.0 14.3 2.92 67%
MLB Averages 1.9% 10.2% 9.6% 6.3% 28% 1.07 8.7 47.7 8.2 0.97 76%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1945 17 BRO NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 19 BRO NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 20 BRO NL -5.2 -0.5 44 -0.3 0.5 -0.8 .89 -0.4 0.0 -4.3 -0.4 1.02 -4.6 0
1949 21 BRO NL -2.2 -0.2 25 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 1.35 -0.3 0.1 -2.7 -0.3 1.03 -3.3 0
1950 22 BRO NL -6.3 -0.6 73 -0.2 0.9 -1.1 .85 -0.4 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 0.94 -4.8 0
1951 23 BRO NL -1.6 -0.2 16 -0.0 0.2 -0.2 .86 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.92 -0.5 0.35 1
1953 25 BRO NL 0.5 0.0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.11 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.86 0.5 0
1954 26 BRO NL -1.0 -0.1 17 -0.0 0.2 -0.2 .67 -0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.73 -0.2 0
1955 27 BAL AL -3.6 -0.4 61 -0.2 0.7 -0.9 .85 -0.4 0.1 -2.6 -0.3 0.81 -3.6 0
1956 28 BAL AL -5.2 -0.5 32 -0.8 0.2 -0.9 1.19 -0.6 -0.1 -7.4 -0.8 1.04 -6.3 0
10 Yrs -24.6 -2.4 269 -1.8 3.0 -4.8 .93 -2.1 0.2 -18.1 -1.8 0.93 -22.9 0.35 1

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1948 20 BRO NL 2 0 46% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17% 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1949 21 BRO NL 0 0 33% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 22 BRO NL 1 0 16% 40 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 33% 7 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
1951 23 BRO NL 2 0 25% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1953 25 BRO NL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 26 BRO NL 1 0 25% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1955 27 BAL AL 0 0 18% 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1956 28 BAL AL 0 0 67% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
10 Yrs 6 0 28% 131 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 37% 20 14 6 2 1 1 5 2 3

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1948 20 BRO NL 44 32% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 11 1 9% 11 2 18% 35 4 11% 6 2 33% 4 1 25% 0
1949 21 BRO NL 25 36% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 7 1 14% 6 3 50% 22 2 9% 2 1 50% 3 3 100% 0
1950 22 BRO NL 71 37% 15 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 75% 13 0 0% 13 2 15% 41 8 20% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
1951 23 BRO NL 16 19% 2 1 0 0 0 0.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 1 0 0% 10 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1953 25 BRO NL 1 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 26 BRO NL 17 18% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 6 1 17% 0 0 0 0 0
1955 27 BAL AL 61 44% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 5 0 0% 7 2 29% 22 3 14% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
1956 28 BAL AL 32 41% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 7 1 14% 7 1 14% 26 0 0% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
10 Yrs 267 36% 48 1 0 0 0 0.35 1 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 14 11 79% 48 3 6% 47 10 21% 162 18 11% 13 4 31% 12 8 67% 0
MLB Averages 50% 102% 13% 33% 14% 51% 55%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 20 50 44 39 6 5 1 1 0 3 0 4 12 .128 .209 .205 .414 11 8 1 0 1
1949 21 99 69 58 8 8 2 1 0 5 0 6 18 .138 .219 .207 .426 14 12 2 0 5
1950 22 147 140 126 12 23 6 1 1 13 2 6 26 .183 .220 .270 .490 28 34 2 0 8
1951 23 167 156 139 13 25 6 1 1 13 2 0 8 31 .180 .224 .259 .483 27 36 2 0 9
1952 24 167 156 139 13 25 6 1 1 13 2 0 8 31 .180 .224 .259 .483 27 36 2 0 9
1953 25 171 157 140 13 26 6 1 1 13 2 0 8 31 .186 .230 .264 .494 29 37 2 0 9
1954 26 199 174 156 15 30 7 1 1 14 2 0 9 35 .192 .236 .269 .506 32 42 2 0 9 0
1955 27 232 235 211 18 43 8 1 1 17 2 0 13 53 .204 .250 .265 .515 37 56 2 0 11 0 0
1956 28 262 267 243 22 48 8 1 1 17 2 0 13 63 .198 .238 .251 .489 31 61 3 0 11 0 0

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1948 20 47 48 42 7 6 1 1 0 4 0 5 13 .143 .234 .214 .448 2 45
1949 21 51 26 20 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 6 .150 .227 .200 .427 1 49
1950 22 50 72 69 3 14 4 0 1 7 2 0 8 .203 .203 .304 .507 4 48
1951 23 21 18 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .214 .353 .214 .567 1 20
1953 25 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 4
1954 26 29 17 16 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 .188 .235 .250 .485 1 28
1955 27 34 64 58 3 14 1 0 0 3 0 4 19 .241 .290 .259 .549 4 33
1956 28 31 34 34 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .176 .176 .176 .353 1 30
8 Yrs 267 280 254 23 50 8 1 1 17 2 15 65 .197 .242 .248 .490 15 257
162 Game Avg. 162 170 154 14 30 5 1 1 10 1 9 39 .197 .242 .248 .490 9 257



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Youngest s c a p y
1945 NL  born 1928-02-09 (1st)
1947 NL  born 1928-02-09 (2nd)
1948 NL  born 1928-02-09 (6th)
1949 NL  born 1928-02-09 (7th)

                                         

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