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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 17.071, 7,743rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Orioles 1945-1956

Last Game: September 24, 1956 (Age 28.228)
Died: May 29, 1982 in Huntington Beach, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Culver City, CA
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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
1947 19 BRO NL 0 1 .000 3.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 15 154 4.83 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1948 20 BRO NL 6 6 .500 4.45 41 10 14 3 0 3 125.1 111 63 62 13 58 74 3 0 3 531 90 4.28 1.348 8.0 0.9 4.2 5.3 1.28
1949 21 BRO NL 8 9 .471 3.62 49 1 27 0 0 6 97.0 93 43 39 6 49 44 1 0 2 413 114 3.95 1.464 8.6 0.6 4.5 4.1 0.90
1950 22 BRO NL 13 8 .619 3.58 43 19 8 10 2 1 201.1 176 89 80 13 98 131 2 0 4 850 115 3.61 1.361 7.9 0.6 4.4 5.9 1.34
1951 23 BRO NL 2 6 .250 4.75 19 8 6 0 0 0 53.0 55 28 28 10 20 15 0 0 2 232 83 5.50 1.415 9.3 1.7 3.4 2.5 0.75
1953 25 BRO NL 0 0 12.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 10 8 8 1 8 3 0 0 1 35 38 7.76 3.000 15.0 1.5 12.0 4.5 0.38
1954 26 BRO NL 3 3 .500 5.32 25 3 9 0 0 0 67.2 77 45 40 9 31 25 1 0 3 311 78 4.81 1.596 10.2 1.2 4.1 3.3 0.81
1955 27 BAL AL 5 11 .313 4.14 33 25 5 5 1 2 169.2 165 91 78 10 83 4 68 2 0 5 741 91 3.83 1.462 8.8 0.5 4.4 3.6 0.82
1956 28 BAL AL 4 11 .267 4.49 29 14 5 2 0 0 116.1 117 64 58 10 50 3 62 1 0 4 512 86 3.74 1.436 9.1 0.8 3.9 4.8 1.24
9 Yrs 41 55 .427 4.22 246 80 76 20 3 12 839.1 806 432 394 72 399 7 423 11 0 24 3640 95 4.06 1.436 8.6 0.8 4.3 4.5 1.06
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .427 4.22 51 17 16 4 1 3 175 168 90 82 15 83 88 2 0 5 759 95 4.06 1.436 8.6 0.8 4.3 4.5 1.06
BRO (7 yrs) 32 33 .492 4.20 184 41 66 13 2 10 553.1 524 277 258 52 266 293 8 0 15 2387 97 4.20 1.428 8.5 0.8 4.3 4.8 1.10
BAL (2 yrs) 9 22 .290 4.28 62 39 10 7 1 2 286.0 282 155 136 20 133 7 130 3 0 9 1253 89 3.79 1.451 8.9 0.6 4.2 4.1 0.98
NL (7 yrs) 32 33 .492 4.20 184 41 66 13 2 10 553.1 524 277 258 52 266 293 8 0 15 2387 97 4.20 1.428 8.5 0.8 4.3 4.8 1.10
AL (2 yrs) 9 22 .290 4.28 62 39 10 7 1 2 286.0 282 155 136 20 133 7 130 3 0 9 1253 89 3.79 1.451 8.9 0.6 4.2 4.1 0.98
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
1947 19 BRO NL 3.0 3 0 1 3.00 5.74 0.30 0.00 99.7 5.42 1 0.1 2.6 0.1 0.2 1 .527 .501
1948 20 BRO NL 125.1 41 10 63 4.52 4.44 0.12 0.00 102.6 4.44 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.1 1.1 12 .496 .499
1949 21 BRO NL 97.0 49 1 43 3.99 4.50 0.27 0.00 100.8 4.27 3 0.3 1.7 -0.0 1.3 14 .506 .502
1950 22 BRO NL 201.1 43 19 89 3.98 4.61 0.17 0.00 99.2 4.40 10 1.1 .9 -0.2 3.0 31 .525 .507
1951 23 BRO NL 53.0 19 8 28 4.75 4.46 0.29 0.00 99.7 4.16 -3 -0.4 1.1 -0.1 0.1 2 .481 .498
1953 25 BRO NL 6.0 4 0 8 12.00 4.39 0.40 0.00 97.1 3.88 -5 -0.5 .6 0.1 -0.3 -5 .381 .497
1954 26 BRO NL 67.2 25 3 45 5.99 4.53 0.18 0.00 102.1 4.44 -11 -1.1 .8 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .455 .493
1955 27 BAL AL 169.2 33 25 91 4.83 4.61 -0.36 0.00 98.2 4.89 -1 -0.1 1.4 -0.1 1.2 15 .498 .500
1956 28 BAL AL 116.1 29 14 64 4.95 5.10 -0.26 0.00 93.8 5.03 0 0.0 .6 -0.1 0.9 11 .500 .500
9 Seasons 839.1 246 80 432 4.63 4.63 0.02 0.00 99.2 4.56 -8 -0.7 1.3 -0.5 7.1 78 .497 .500
BRO (7 yrs) 553.1 184 41 277 4.51 4.53 0.19 0.00 100.6 4.37 -8 -0.7 1.3 -0.3 5.0 51 .496 .501
BAL (2 yrs) 286.0 62 39 155 4.88 4.81 -0.32 0.00 96.4 4.95 -0 -0.1 .9 -0.2 2.1 26 .499 .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
1949 21 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00

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
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

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
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1947 BRO NL 19 P 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.07 0 0 0
1948 BRO NL 20 P 41 10 3 125.1 21 5 16 0 1 1.000 1.51 0.51 .963 2.11 2.08 5 4 44% 0
1949 BRO NL 21 P 49 1 0 97.0 24 3 18 3 2 .875 1.95 0.43 .953 2.04 2.02 1 4 80% 43% 0
1950 BRO NL 22 P 43 19 10 201.1 27 8 16 3 1 .889 1.07 0.56 .961 2.12 2.10 11 8 42% 43% 0
1951 BRO NL 23 P 19 8 0 53.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 2.89 0.89 .962 2.14 2.14 0 1 100% 43% 0
1953 BRO NL 25 P 4 0 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .955 2.10 2.02 0 0 0
1954 BRO NL 26 P 25 3 0 67.2 8 1 6 1 0 .875 0.93 0.28 .960 2.07 2.06 4 2 33% 45% 0
1955 BAL AL 27 P 33 25 5 169.2 42 15 23 4 2 .905 2.02 1.15 .956 1.99 1.97 8 7 47% 47% 1
1956 BAL AL 28 P 29 14 2 116.1 24 2 20 2 2 .917 1.70 0.76 .950 1.92 1.91 4 1 20% 44% 1
9 Seasons P 246 80 20 839.1 165 39 113 13 8 .921 1.63 0.62 .957 2.05 2.04 33 27 45% 38% 2
10 Seasons TOT 246 80 20 839.1 165 39 113 13 8 .921 1.63 0.62 .957 2.05 2.04 33 27 45% 38% 2
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.
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  • 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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1950 NL  .619 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  7.868 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  5.856 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 NL  49 (3rd)
1950 NL  43 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1949 NL  6 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1950 NL  131 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 NL  2 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 NL  98 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 NL  0.581 (4th)
1955 AL  0.531 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1949 NL  27 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1950 NL  3.61 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.1 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.4 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1949 NL  49 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1955 AL  15 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (1st)

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)

                                         

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 - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (344th), 7.7 career WAR/8.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Ervin Erv Martin Palica

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