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Herb Pennock

Herbert Jefferis Pennock (The Squire/Knight Of Kennett Square)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 10, 1894 in Kennett Square, PA
High School: Cedarcroft Boarding School (Kennett Square, PA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 14, 1912 (Age 18.094, 3,672nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/Athletics 1912-1934

Last Game: August 27, 1934 (Age 40.198)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1948 (94/121 ballots).
   View Herb Pennock Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 30, 1948 in New York, NY
Buried: Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1912 PHA AL 18 P 17 50.0 18 2 15 1 0 .944 3.06 1.00 .940 2.95 2.90
1913 PHA AL 19 P 14 33.1 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 2.43 0.64 .938 3.00 2.98
1914 PHA AL 20 P 28 14 8 151.2 49 9 37 3 1 .939 2.73 1.64 .936 2.96 2.93
1915 TOT AL 21 P 16 9 3 58.0 19 2 15 2 1 .895 2.64 1.06 .937 3.01 3.00
1915 PHA AL 21 P 11 8 3 44.0 17 1 15 1 1 .941 3.27 1.45 .937 3.01 3.00
1915 BOS AL 21 P 5 1 0 14.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.64 0.20 .935 3.02 3.00
1916 BOS AL 22 P 9 2 0 26.2 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 2.36 0.78 .946 2.97 2.96
1917 BOS AL 23 P 24 5 4 100.2 33 1 30 2 2 .939 2.77 1.29 .947 3.04 3.05
1919 BOS AL 25 P 32 26 16 219.0 60 13 45 2 5 .967 2.38 1.81 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 BOS AL 26 P 37 31 19 242.1 60 6 53 1 1 .983 2.19 1.59 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 BOS AL 27 P 32 31 16 222.2 72 11 59 2 3 .972 2.83 2.19 .956 2.70 2.68
1922 BOS AL 28 P 32 26 15 202.0 65 8 56 1 1 .985 2.85 2.00 .963 2.60 2.59
1923 NYY AL 29 P 35 27 21 238.1 71 4 66 1 4 .986 2.64 2.00 .959 2.72 2.70
1924 NYY AL 30 P 40 34 25 286.1 71 10 61 0 5 1.000 2.23 1.78 .959 2.53 2.49 MVP-4
1925 NYY AL 31 P 47 31 21 277.0 65 7 54 4 3 .938 1.98 1.30 .960 2.66 2.64 MVP-21
1926 NYY AL 32 P 40 33 19 266.1 76 2 73 1 6 .987 2.53 1.88 .957 2.66 2.63 MVP-3
1927 NYY AL 33 P 34 26 18 209.2 50 4 45 1 2 .980 2.10 1.44 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 NYY AL 34 P 28 24 19 211.0 65 5 59 1 3 .985 2.73 2.29 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 NYY AL 35 P 27 23 8 157.1 35 4 31 0 2 1.000 2.00 1.30 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 NYY AL 36 P 25 19 11 156.1 30 3 26 1 1 .967 1.67 1.16 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 NYY AL 37 P 25 25 12 189.1 39 1 37 1 4 .974 1.81 1.52 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 NYY AL 38 P 22 21 9 146.2 34 4 29 1 1 .971 2.02 1.50 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 NYY AL 39 P 23 5 2 65.0 15 2 12 1 1 .933 1.94 0.61 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 BOS AL 40 P 30 2 1 62.0 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 1.16 0.27 .956 2.13 2.11
22 Seasons P 617 414 247 3571.2 951 101 824 26 46 .973 2.33 1.50 .954 2.60 2.58
22 Seasons TOT 617 414 247 3571.2 951 101 824 26 46 .973 2.33 1.50 .954 2.60 2.58
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1912 PHA AL 18 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 PHA AL 19 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 PHA AL 20 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 PHA AL 21 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BOS AL 21 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 BOS AL 22 11 2 11 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1917 BOS AL 23 24 5 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1919 BOS AL 25 32 26 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 BOS AL 26 38 31 38 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1921 BOS AL 27 32 31 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 BOS AL 28 32 26 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 NYY AL 29 35 27 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 NYY AL 30 40 34 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 NYY AL 31 47 31 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 NYY AL 32 40 33 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 NYY AL 33 34 26 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 NYY AL 34 28 24 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 NYY AL 35 27 23 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 NYY AL 36 25 19 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 NYY AL 37 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 NYY AL 38 22 21 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 NYY AL 39 23 5 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 BOS AL 40 30 2 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Seasons 620 391 620 542 617 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1938 BBWAA (14.1%)
1939 BBWAA (14.6%)
1942 BBWAA (30.9%)
1945 BBWAA (18.2%)
1946 Final Ballot ( 6.1%)
1946 Nominating Vote (20.3%)
1947 BBWAA (53.4%)
1948 BBWAA (77.7%)
Selected to HOF in 1948 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 AL (4, 38%)
1925 AL (21, 6%)
1926 AL (3, 50%)
0.94 Career Shares (271st)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1925 AL  47 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1926 AL  73 (3rd)
Career  824 (54th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1925 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1928 AL  2.29 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1924 AL  1.000 (1st)
1929 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1931 AL  born 1894-02-10 (8th)
1932 AL  born 1894-02-10 (5th)
1933 AL  born 1894-02-10 (5th)
1934 AL  born 1894-02-10 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1912 AL  born 1894-02-10 (1st)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: The Squire/Knight Of Kennett Herbert Jefferis herbert Square Herb Pennock

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