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Al Papai

Alfred Thomas Papai

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 7, 1917 in Divernon, IL
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1948 (Age 30.353)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Cardinals/RedSox/WhiteSox 1948-1955

Final Game: September 16, 1955 (Age 38.132)
Died: September 7, 1995 in Springfield, IL
Buried: Brush Creek Cemetery, Divernon, IL
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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
1948 31 STL NL 0 1 .000 5.06 10 0 7 0 0 0 16.0 14 10 9 3 7 8 0 0 1 67 82 5.41 1.313 7.9 1.7 3.9 4.5 1.14
1949 32 SLB AL 4 11 .267 5.06 42 15 13 6 0 2 142.1 175 103 80 8 81 31 1 0 4 677 90 4.53 1.799 11.1 0.5 5.1 2.0 0.38
1950 33 TOT MLB 5 2 .714 6.33 29 3 10 2 0 2 69.2 82 53 49 5 42 26 0 0 0 325 76 4.58 1.780 10.6 0.6 5.4 3.4 0.62
1950 33 BOS AL 4 2 .667 6.75 16 3 5 2 0 2 50.2 61 41 38 5 28 19 0 0 0 238 74 4.77 1.757 10.8 0.9 5.0 3.4 0.68
1950 33 STL NL 1 0 1.000 5.21 13 0 5 0 0 0 19.0 21 12 11 0 14 7 0 0 0 87 83 4.06 1.842 9.9 0.0 6.6 3.3 0.50
1955 38 CHW AL 0 0 3.86 7 0 4 0 0 0 11.2 10 5 5 1 8 2 5 0 0 0 52 105 4.68 1.543 7.7 0.8 6.2 3.9 0.63
4 Yrs 9 14 .391 5.37 88 18 34 8 0 4 239.2 281 171 143 17 138 2 70 1 0 5 1121 85 4.61 1.748 10.6 0.6 5.2 2.6 0.51
162 Game Avg. 6 9 .391 5.37 56 12 22 5 0 3 154 180 110 92 11 89 45 1 0 3 719 85 4.61 1.748 10.6 0.6 5.2 2.6 0.51
STL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 5.14 23 0 12 0 0 0 35.0 35 22 20 3 21 15 0 0 1 154 83 4.67 1.600 9.0 0.8 5.4 3.9 0.71
SLB (1 yr) 4 11 .267 5.06 42 15 13 6 0 2 142.1 175 103 80 8 81 31 1 0 4 677 90 4.53 1.799 11.1 0.5 5.1 2.0 0.38
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 3.86 7 0 4 0 0 0 11.2 10 5 5 1 8 2 5 0 0 0 52 105 4.68 1.543 7.7 0.8 6.2 3.9 0.63
BOS (1 yr) 4 2 .667 6.75 16 3 5 2 0 2 50.2 61 41 38 5 28 19 0 0 0 238 74 4.77 1.757 10.8 0.9 5.0 3.4 0.68
AL (3 yrs) 8 13 .381 5.41 65 18 22 8 0 4 204.2 246 149 123 14 117 2 55 1 0 4 967 85 4.60 1.774 10.8 0.6 5.1 2.4 0.47
NL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 5.14 23 0 12 0 0 0 35.0 35 22 20 3 21 15 0 0 1 154 83 4.67 1.600 9.0 0.8 5.4 3.9 0.71
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 STL NL 16.0 10 0 10 5.63 4.50 -0.04 0.00 103.6 4.70 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 0.0 0 .483 .499
1949 32 SLB AL 142.1 42 15 103 6.51 5.00 -0.76 0.00 109.4 6.30 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.1 0.7 8 .493 .498
1950 33 BOS AL 50.2 16 3 41 7.28 4.85 -0.06 0.00 107.1 5.26 -12 -1.0 1.9 -0.3 -0.9 -7 .435 .494
1950 33 STL NL 19.0 13 0 12 5.68 4.65 0.07 0.00 105.3 4.82 -2 -0.2 .7 -0.0 0.0 0 .487 .499
1955 38 CHW AL 11.2 7 0 5 3.86 4.75 0.25 0.00 99.0 4.46 1 0.1 .2 -0.1 0.1 2 .510 .500
4 Seasons 239.2 88 18 171 6.42 4.90 -0.45 0.00 107.7 5.77 -18 -1.6 .9 -0.5 -0.0 4 .481 .498
STL (2 yrs) 35.0 23 0 22 5.66 4.58 0.02 0.00 104.5 4.77 -3 -0.3 .6 0.0 0.1 0 .485 .499
SLB (1 yr) 142.1 42 15 103 6.51 5.00 -0.76 0.00 109.4 6.30 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.1 0.7 8 .493 .498
CHW (1 yr) 11.2 7 0 5 3.86 4.75 0.25 0.00 99.0 4.46 1 0.1 .2 -0.1 0.1 2 .510 .500
BOS (1 yr) 50.2 16 3 41 7.28 4.85 -0.06 0.00 107.1 5.26 -12 -1.0 1.9 -0.3 -0.9 -7 .435 .494

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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
1948 31 STL NL 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1949 32 SLB AL 42 45 38 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 20 .079 .205 .079 .283 -25 3 0 0 1 1
1950 33 TOT MLB 29 24 20 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .150 .261 .150 .411 4 3 0 0 1 1
1950 33 BOS AL 16 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .176 .300 .176 .476 20 3 0 0 1 1
1950 33 STL NL 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1955 38 CHW AL 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 89 73 62 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 26 .097 .211 .097 .308 -20 6 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 133 113 16 11 0 0 0 2 0 16 47 .097 .211 .097 .308 -20 11 0 0 4
STL (2 yrs) 24 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 42 45 38 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 20 .079 .205 .079 .283 -25 3 0 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 16 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .176 .300 .176 .476 20 3 0 0 1
AL (3 yrs) 65 68 57 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 24 .105 .227 .105 .333 -13 6 0 0 2 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 24 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
1948 31 STL NL 11 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1949 32 SLB AL 42 45 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1950 33 BOS AL 16 21 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1950 33 STL NL 13 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1955 38 CHW AL 7 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
4 Seasons 89 73 -12 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
STL (2 yrs) 24 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
SLB (1 yr) 42 45 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CHW (1 yr) 7 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BOS (1 yr) 16 21 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1948 STL NL 31 P 10 0 0 16.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.81 0.50 .964 2.14 2.08 0 1 100% 0
1949 SLB AL 32 P 42 15 6 142.1 54 13 39 2 4 .963 3.29 1.24 .962 2.12 2.09 1 2 67% 46% 0
1950 TOT MLB 33 P 29 3 2 69.2 13 2 11 0 2 1.000 1.68 0.45 .954 2.05 2.04 1 1 50% 43% 0
1950 BOS AL 33 P 16 3 2 50.2 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 1.42 0.50 .950 2.02 1.99 0 0 0
1950 STL NL 33 P 13 0 0 19.0 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.37 0.38 .960 2.13 2.10 1 1 50% 43% 0
1955 CHW AL 38 P 7 0 0 11.2 10 2 7 1 0 .900 6.94 1.29 .956 2.01 1.97 2 0 0% 47% 0
4 Seasons P 88 18 8 239.2 82 18 61 3 6 .963 2.97 0.90 .960 2.10 2.06 4 4 50% 40% 0
4 Seasons TOT 88 18 8 239.2 82 18 61 3 6 .963 2.97 0.90 .960 2.10 2.06 4 4 50% 40% 0
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

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  42 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1955 AL  born 1917-05-07 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (3789th), -0.4 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 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: Alfred Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Thomas Papai

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