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Ray Pepper

Raymond Watson Pepper

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 5, 1905 in Decatur, AL
School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1932 (Age 26.254, 6,246th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Cardinals 1932-1936

Last Game: September 25, 1936 (Age 31.051)
Died: March 24, 1996 in Belle Mina, AL
Buried: Athens City Cemetery, Athens, AL
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Standard Batting

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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
1932 26 STL NL 21 62 57 3 14 2 1 0 7 1 5 13 .246 .306 .316 .622 65 18 0 0 O7/9
1933 27 STL NL 3 9 9 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .222 .222 .556 .778 111 5 1 0 0 /7O
1934 28 SLB AL 148 598 564 71 168 24 6 7 101 1 4 29 67 .298 .333 .399 .732 83 225 1 4 *O78/9
1935 29 SLB AL 92 284 261 20 66 15 3 4 37 0 2 20 32 .253 .306 .379 .685 74 99 0 2 O79/8
1936 30 SLB AL 75 130 124 13 35 5 0 2 23 0 2 5 23 .282 .310 .371 .681 66 46 0 1 O9/87
5 Yrs 339 1083 1015 109 285 46 10 14 170 2 8 59 136 .281 .321 .387 .708 78 393 1 1 7
162 Game Avg. 162 518 485 52 136 22 5 7 81 1 28 65 .281 .321 .387 .708 78 188 0 3
SLB (3 yrs) 315 1012 949 104 269 44 9 13 161 1 8 54 122 .283 .323 .390 .713 78 370 1 7
STL (2 yrs) 24 71 66 5 16 2 1 1 9 1 5 14 .242 .296 .348 .644 71 23 1 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 315 1012 949 104 269 44 9 13 161 1 8 54 122 .283 .323 .390 .713 78 370 1 7
NL (2 yrs) 24 71 66 5 16 2 1 1 9 1 5 14 .242 .296 .348 .644 71 23 1 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
1932 26 STL NL 21 62 -3 -0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 O7/9
1933 27 STL NL 3 9 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $3,300 /7O
1934 28 SLB AL 148 598 -17 -1 0 0 -5 -23 -2.3 22 -1 -0.1 .485 .486 -0.0 -0.5 -1 $3,000 *O78/9
1935 29 SLB AL 92 284 -11 -1 0 -4 -2 -19 -1.8 11 -8 -0.8 .481 .489 -0.4 -0.7 -4 $4,500 O79/8
1936 30 SLB AL 75 130 -8 -1 0 -3 -1 -12 -1.1 5 -8 -0.7 .486 .493 -0.4 -0.3 -5 $4,500 O9/87
5 Seasons 339 1083 -39 -3 0 -7 -9 -58 -5.6 40 -18 -1.8 .484 .489 -1.0 -1.6 -11 $15,300
SLB (3 yrs) 315 1012 -36 -3 0 -7 -8 -54 -5.2 38 -17 -1.6 .484 .489 -0.8 -1.5 -10 $12,000
STL (2 yrs) 24 71 -3 -0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $3,300

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 Awards
1932 STL NL 26 OF 17 13 12 35 33 1 1 0 .971 2.00 .976 2.52
1932 STL NL 26 LF 16 13 12 35 33 1 1 0 .971 2.13 .975 2.28
1932 STL NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1933 STL NL 27 LF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.30
1933 STL NL 27 OF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.45
1934 SLB AL 28 OF 136 135 132 326 299 15 12 4 .963 2.31 .968 2.29
1934 SLB AL 28 LF 101 101 98 231 209 12 10 4 .957 2.19 .968 2.17
1934 SLB AL 28 CF 37 34 34 95 90 3 2 0 .979 2.51 .972 2.64
1934 SLB AL 28 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1935 SLB AL 29 OF 57 53 53 110 103 5 2 1 .982 1.89 .970 2.39
1935 SLB AL 29 LF 26 25 25 61 57 2 2 0 .967 2.27 .968 2.24
1935 SLB AL 29 RF 26 23 23 40 37 3 0 1 1.000 1.54 .968 2.09
1935 SLB AL 29 CF 5 5 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .974 2.84
1936 SLB AL 30 OF 18 15 14 34 31 1 2 0 .941 1.78 .968 2.38
1936 SLB AL 30 RF 11 9 8 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.00 .967 2.18
1936 SLB AL 30 CF 5 5 5 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 3.20 .974 2.82
1936 SLB AL 30 LF 2 1 1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 2.50 .963 2.10
5 Seasons OF 230 218 213 508 469 22 17 5 .967 2.13 .969 2.34
5 Seasons LF 147 142 138 336 307 15 14 4 .958 2.19 .969 2.20
3 Seasons CF 47 44 44 120 114 4 2 0 .983 2.51 .972 2.68
4 Seasons RF 39 32 31 52 48 3 1 1 .981 1.31 .968 2.12
5 Seasons TOT 230 218 213 508 469 22 17 5 .967 2.13 .969 2.34
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1934 AL  101 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1934 AL  67 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1934 AL  131 (7th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  12 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  4 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  1 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  15 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  4 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  2.19 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1266th), -1.8 career WAR/-1.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1933 27 St. Louis Cardinals $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 28 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 29 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 30 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$15,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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