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Mel Parnell

Melvin Lloyd Parnell (Dusty)

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

Born: June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, LA
High School: Peters HS (New Orleans, LA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1947 (Age 24.311)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1947-1956

Final Game: September 29, 1956 (Age 34.108)
Died: March 20, 2012 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #184. Schoolboy Rowe… #185. Clayton Kershaw… #186. Ken Holtzman… #187. MEL PARNELL… #188. Rick Rhoden… #189. Al Spalding… #190. Javier Vazquez… 

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
1947 25 BOS AL 2 3 .400 6.39 15 5 5 1 0 0 50.2 60 41 36 1 27 23 1 1 4 232 61 3.50 1.717 10.7 0.2 4.8 4.1 0.85
1948 26 BOS AL 15 8 .652 3.14 35 27 5 16 1 0 212.0 205 87 74 7 90 77 4 2 3 916 139 3.69 1.392 8.7 0.3 3.8 3.3 0.86
1949 ★ 27 BOS AL 25 7 .781 2.77 39 33 5 27 4 2 295.1 258 102 91 8 134 122 5 0 9 1240 158 3.45 1.327 7.9 0.2 4.1 3.7 0.91 AS,MVP-4
1950 28 BOS AL 18 10 .643 3.61 40 31 8 21 2 3 249.0 244 116 100 17 106 93 7 0 4 1070 137 4.09 1.406 8.8 0.6 3.8 3.4 0.88 MVP-21
1951 ★ 29 BOS AL 18 11 .621 3.26 36 29 4 11 3 2 221.0 229 99 80 11 77 77 0 0 2 930 137 3.47 1.385 9.3 0.4 3.1 3.1 1.00 AS,MVP-24
1952 30 BOS AL 12 12 .500 3.62 33 29 3 15 3 2 214.0 207 94 86 13 89 107 5 0 5 920 109 3.50 1.383 8.7 0.5 3.7 4.5 1.20
1953 31 BOS AL 21 8 .724 3.06 38 34 2 12 5 0 241.0 217 98 82 15 116 136 4 0 7 1037 136 3.77 1.382 8.1 0.6 4.3 5.1 1.17 MVP-14
1954 32 BOS AL 3 7 .300 3.70 19 15 2 4 1 0 92.1 104 45 38 7 35 38 1 0 5 409 112 3.73 1.505 10.1 0.7 3.4 3.7 1.09
1955 33 BOS AL 2 3 .400 7.83 13 9 2 0 0 1 46.0 62 44 40 12 25 1 18 1 0 0 227 56 6.67 1.891 12.1 2.3 4.9 3.5 0.72
1956 34 BOS AL 7 6 .538 3.77 21 20 0 6 1 0 131.1 129 71 55 13 59 2 41 0 0 2 567 123 4.38 1.431 8.8 0.9 4.0 2.8 0.69
10 Yrs 123 75 .621 3.50 289 232 36 113 20 10 1752.2 1715 797 682 104 758 3 732 28 3 41 7548 125 3.79 1.411 8.8 0.5 3.9 3.8 0.97
162 Game Avg. 16 10 .621 3.50 38 30 5 15 3 1 229 224 104 89 14 99 96 4 0 5 985 125 3.79 1.411 8.8 0.5 3.9 3.8 0.97
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 25 BOS AL 50.2 15 5 41 7.28 4.14 0.06 0.00 102.9 4.19 -17 -1.7 .8 0.0 -1.3 -14 .387 .490
1948 26 BOS AL 212.0 35 27 87 3.69 4.51 0.18 0.00 102.4 4.43 17 1.8 2.3 -0.0 3.4 35 .550 .511
1949 ★ 27 BOS AL 295.1 39 33 102 3.11 4.62 0.15 0.00 104.2 4.66 51 5.6 2.4 -0.0 7.9 75 .643 .535 AS,MVP-4
1950 28 BOS AL 249.0 40 31 116 4.19 5.05 -0.06 0.00 108.6 5.55 36 3.7 1.7 -0.1 5.7 61 .591 .523 MVP-21
1951 ★ 29 BOS AL 221.0 36 29 99 4.03 4.66 0.01 0.00 109.4 5.08 24 2.6 2.0 -0.1 4.4 45 .572 .516 AS,MVP-24
1952 30 BOS AL 214.1 33 29 94 3.95 4.17 0.08 0.00 106.7 4.35 9 1.0 4.0 -0.1 2.7 26 .530 .506
1953 31 BOS AL 241.0 38 34 98 3.66 4.55 0.26 0.00 106.3 4.56 22 2.4 3.9 -0.0 4.4 44 .564 .515 MVP-14
1954 32 BOS AL 92.1 19 15 45 4.39 4.30 0.05 0.00 104.1 4.42 1 0.1 .7 -0.1 0.8 8 .503 .500
1955 33 BOS AL 46.0 13 9 44 8.61 4.48 0.29 0.00 112.1 4.69 -20 -1.9 1.3 -0.1 -1.5 -16 .356 .488
1956 34 BOS AL 131.1 21 20 71 4.87 4.69 0.26 0.00 110.0 4.88 -1 -0.1 3.7 -0.1 0.9 12 .496 .499
10 Seasons 1753.0 289 232 797 4.09 4.58 0.12 0.00 106.4 4.75 122 13.5 2.0 -0.6 27.4 275 .547 .513

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
1947 25 BOS AL 15 18 18 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .056 .056 .056 .111 -70 1 0 0 0 1
1948 26 BOS AL 35 83 80 6 13 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 11 .163 .173 .175 .348 -9 14 2 0 2 1
1949 ★ 27 BOS AL 39 127 114 9 29 3 0 0 13 0 0 3 10 .254 .274 .281 .554 42 32 4 0 10 1 AS,MVP-4
1950 28 BOS AL 40 107 98 7 19 5 0 0 7 0 0 5 13 .194 .240 .245 .485 20 24 2 1 3 1 MVP-21
1951 ★ 29 BOS AL 37 92 81 12 25 1 1 0 5 0 0 7 10 .309 .364 .346 .709 85 28 1 0 4 1 AS,MVP-24
1952 30 BOS AL 35 90 84 4 8 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 12 .095 .156 .155 .310 -16 13 4 0 0 1
1953 31 BOS AL 38 104 94 7 21 4 0 0 9 1 0 4 16 .223 .255 .266 .521 39 25 0 0 6 1 MVP-14
1954 32 BOS AL 19 37 34 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .088 .139 .118 .257 -32 4 0 1 1 0 1
1955 33 BOS AL 14 19 19 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .316 .316 .368 .684 78 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
1956 34 BOS AL 21 51 46 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .152 .188 .174 .361 -8 8 0 0 4 0 0 1
10 Yrs 293 728 668 52 132 17 2 1 50 2 0 29 94 .198 .233 .234 .467 21 156 13 2 30 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 403 369 29 73 9 1 1 28 1 0 16 52 .198 .233 .234 .467 21 86 7 1 17

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
1947 25 BOS AL 15 18 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1948 26 BOS AL 35 83 -13 0 -0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1949 ★ 27 BOS AL 39 127 -11 0 -0 0 14 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1 AS,MVP-4
1950 28 BOS AL 40 107 -13 -0 0 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1 MVP-21
1951 ★ 29 BOS AL 37 92 -2 0 0 0 9 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .521 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1 AS,MVP-24
1952 30 BOS AL 35 90 -13 -1 -0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1953 31 BOS AL 38 104 -8 1 1 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .511 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1 MVP-14
1954 32 BOS AL 19 37 -7 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1955 33 BOS AL 14 19 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1956 34 BOS AL 21 51 -8 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
10 Seasons 293 728 -79 1 1 0 79 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 2

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
1947 BOS AL 25 P 15 5 1 50.2 8 0 7 1 0 .875 1.24 0.47 .955 1.92 1.90 2 0 0% 50% 0
1948 BOS AL 26 P 35 27 16 212.0 58 9 48 1 3 .983 2.42 1.63 .963 2.02 1.99 4 3 43% 48% 1
1949 BOS AL 27 P 39 33 27 295.1 61 8 53 0 5 1.000 1.86 1.56 .962 2.12 2.09 4 3 43% 46% 0 AS,MVP-4
1950 BOS AL 28 P 40 31 21 249.0 75 7 67 1 6 .987 2.67 1.85 .950 2.03 1.99 3 1 25% 0 MVP-21
1951 BOS AL 29 P 36 29 11 221.0 53 8 42 3 2 .943 2.04 1.39 .953 2.07 2.06 2 4 67% 45% 2 AS,MVP-24
1952 BOS AL 30 P 33 29 15 214.0 53 15 38 0 4 1.000 2.23 1.61 .966 2.10 2.10 7 2 22% 46% 0
1953 BOS AL 31 P 38 34 12 241.0 39 10 27 2 4 .949 1.38 0.97 .957 1.95 1.93 10 6 38% 51% 1 MVP-14
1954 BOS AL 32 P 19 15 4 92.1 21 3 17 1 1 .952 1.95 1.05 .959 2.01 1.99 2 2 50% 48% 0
1955 BOS AL 33 P 13 9 0 46.0 12 2 9 1 0 .917 2.15 0.85 .956 2.00 1.97 1 0 0% 47% 0
1956 BOS AL 34 P 21 20 6 131.1 28 7 19 2 2 .929 1.78 1.24 .950 1.92 1.91 0 3 100% 44% 0
10 Seasons P 289 232 113 1752.2 408 69 327 12 27 .971 2.03 1.37 .958 2.03 2.01 35 24 41% 44% 4
10 Seasons TOT 289 232 113 1752.2 408 69 327 12 27 .971 2.03 1.37 .958 2.03 2.01 35 24 41% 44% 4
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.
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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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 AL (4, 45%)
1950 AL (21, 2%)
1951 AL (24, 2%)
1953 AL (14, 8%)
0.57 Career Shares (410th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1949 AL  8.2 (2nd)
1950 AL  5.6 (6th)
1951 AL  5.2 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1948 AL  3.4 (10th)
1949 AL  7.9 (1st)
1950 AL  5.7 (3rd)
1951 AL  4.4 (6th)
1953 AL  4.4 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1948 AL  3.14 (5th)
1949 AL  2.77 (2nd)
1950 AL  3.61 (7th)
1951 AL  3.26 (7th)
1953 AL  3.06 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  15 (10th)
1949 AL  25 (1st)
1950 AL  18 (4th)
1951 AL  18 (7th)
1953 AL  21 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1948 AL  .652 (5th)
1949 AL  .781 (2nd)
1950 AL  .643 (7th)
1951 AL  .621 (7th)
1953 AL  .724 (3rd)
Career  .621 (74th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1949 AL  1.327 (6th)
1950 AL  1.406 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1949 AL  7.862 (6th)
1953 AL  8.104 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 AL  3.136 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  5.079 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1949 AL  295.3 (1st)
1950 AL  249.0 (5th)
1951 AL  221.0 (9th)
1953 AL  241.0 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1949 AL  122 (7th)
1953 AL  136 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1949 AL  33 (3rd)
1950 AL  31 (6th)
1951 AL  29 (8th)
1953 AL  34 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1948 AL  16 (5th)
1949 AL  27 (1st)
1950 AL  21 (3rd)
1952 AL  15 (7th)
1953 AL  12 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1949 AL  4 (4th)
1950 AL  2 (7th)
1951 AL  3 (5th)
1952 AL  3 (8th)
1953 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  20 (244th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1949 AL  134 (4th)
1952 AL  89 (10th)
1953 AL  116 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  258 (2nd)
1950 AL  244 (8th)
1951 AL  229 (7th)
1953 AL  217 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1948 AL  0.297 (3rd)
1949 AL  0.244 (1st)
1950 AL  0.615 (6th)
1951 AL  0.448 (3rd)
1953 AL  0.560 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1952 AL  86 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1949 AL  9 (6th)
1952 AL  5 (4th)
1953 AL  7 (3rd)
1954 AL  5 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1948 AL  4 (10th)
1949 AL  5 (7th)
1950 AL  7 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1949 AL  1,240 (1st)
1950 AL  1,070 (6th)
1951 AL  930 (9th)
1953 AL  1,037 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1948 AL  139 (5th)
1949 AL  158 (2nd)
1950 AL  137 (2nd)
1951 AL  137 (2nd)
1953 AL  136 (5th)
Career  125 (71st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1949 AL  3.45 (3rd)
1951 AL  3.47 (8th)
1953 AL  3.77 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  27 (5th)
1949 AL  51 (1st)
1950 AL  33 (3rd)
1951 AL  24 (6th)
1953 AL  26 (3rd)
Career  150 (130th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  2.7 (5th)
1949 AL  5.3 (1st)
1950 AL  3.2 (3rd)
1951 AL  2.4 (6th)
1953 AL  2.7 (3rd)
Career  15.5 (130th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 AL  56.55 (1st)
1950 AL  18.50 (7th)
Career  110.13 (135th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 AL  5.7 (4th)
1953 AL  2.4 (10th)
Career  11.6 (153rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1948 AL  2.0 (7th)
1949 AL  4.3 (3rd)
1950 AL  1.4 (9th)
Career  8.4 (188th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 AL  5.8 (1st)
Career  11.3 (141st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1948 AL  48 (5th)
1949 AL  53 (4th)
1950 AL  67 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1948 AL  1.63 (5th)
1950 AL  1.85 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1949 AL  1.000 (1st)
1952 AL  1.000 (1st)


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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 13 (173), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 100 (218), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 44 (322), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (379), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (282nd), 27.5 career WAR/29.8 7yr-peak WAR/28.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1941 Season: Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent.
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