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Jesse Petty

Jesse Lee Petty (The Silver Fox)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 23, 1894 in Orr, OK(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1921 (Age 26.142, 4,974th in MLB history)   vs. SLB 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Pirates/Cubs/Indians 1921-1930

Last Game: September 28, 1930 (Age 35.309)   vs. CIN 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER
Died: October 23, 1971 in St. Paul, MN
Buried: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
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Standard Pitching

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
1921 26 CLE AL 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 3.10 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 30 BRO NL 9 9 .500 4.88 28 21 4 7 0 0 153.0 188 97 83 15 47 39 2 0 1 682 85 4.84 1.536 11.1 0.9 2.8 2.3 0.83
1926 31 BRO NL 17 17 .500 2.84 38 33 5 23 1 1 275.2 246 118 87 9 79 101 3 0 2 1152 133 3.50 1.179 8.0 0.3 2.6 3.3 1.28
1927 32 BRO NL 13 18 .419 2.98 42 33 6 19 2 1 271.2 263 108 90 13 53 101 4 0 4 1137 133 3.53 1.163 8.7 0.4 1.8 3.3 1.91 MVP-23
1928 33 BRO NL 15 15 .500 4.04 40 31 6 15 2 1 234.0 264 119 105 18 56 74 5 0 2 1004 98 4.06 1.368 10.2 0.7 2.2 2.8 1.32
1929 34 PIT NL 11 10 .524 3.71 36 25 5 12 1 0 184.1 197 100 76 12 42 58 0 0 1 783 130 4.06 1.297 9.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 1.38
1930 35 TOT NL 2 9 .182 5.69 19 10 4 0 0 2 80.2 118 61 51 10 19 34 2 0 0 376 87 5.05 1.698 13.2 1.1 2.1 3.8 1.79
1930 35 PIT NL 1 6 .143 8.27 10 7 3 0 0 1 41.1 67 43 38 8 13 16 2 0 0 204 61 6.33 1.935 14.6 1.7 2.8 3.5 1.23
1930 35 CHC NL 1 3 .250 2.97 9 3 1 0 0 1 39.1 51 18 13 2 6 18 0 0 0 172 165 3.70 1.449 11.7 0.5 1.4 4.1 3.00
7 Yrs 67 78 .462 3.68 207 153 32 76 6 5 1208.1 1286 605 494 77 296 407 16 0 10 5169 113 3.97 1.309 9.6 0.6 2.2 3.0 1.38
162 Game Avg. 13 15 .462 3.68 39 29 6 14 1 1 228 243 114 93 15 56 77 3 0 2 976 113 3.97 1.309 9.6 0.6 2.2 3.0 1.38
BRO (4 yrs) 54 59 .478 3.52 148 118 21 64 5 3 934.1 961 442 365 55 235 315 14 0 9 3975 112 3.87 1.280 9.3 0.5 2.3 3.0 1.34
PIT (2 yrs) 12 16 .429 4.55 46 32 8 12 1 1 225.2 264 143 114 20 55 74 2 0 1 987 107 4.48 1.414 10.5 0.8 2.2 3.0 1.35
CHC (1 yr) 1 3 .250 2.97 9 3 1 0 0 1 39.1 51 18 13 2 6 18 0 0 0 172 165 3.70 1.449 11.7 0.5 1.4 4.1 3.00
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 3.10 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NL (6 yrs) 67 78 .462 3.69 203 153 30 76 6 5 1199.1 1276 603 492 77 296 407 16 0 10 5134 112 3.98 1.311 9.6 0.6 2.2 3.1 1.38
AL (1 yr) 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 3.10 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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
1921 26 CLE AL 9.0 4 0 2 2.00 5.60 -0.10 0.00 102.9 5.87 4 0.4 1.00 -0.0 0.5 5 .596 .502
1925 30 BRO NL 153.0 28 21 97 5.71 5.09 -0.30 0.00 94.9 5.11 -10 -1.0 1.00 -0.1 0.3 4 .466 .494
1926 31 BRO NL 275.2 38 33 118 3.85 4.54 -0.24 0.00 100.6 4.81 29 3.1 1.00 -0.1 5.3 53 .582 .519
1927 32 BRO NL 271.2 42 33 108 3.58 4.86 -0.01 0.00 98.8 4.82 39 4.3 1.00 -0.2 6.4 61 .602 .526 MVP-23
1928 33 BRO NL 234.0 40 31 119 4.58 4.81 -0.08 0.00 100.4 4.91 8 0.8 1.00 -0.1 2.7 29 .520 .505
1929 34 PIT NL 184.1 36 25 100 4.88 5.36 0.00 0.00 101.6 5.44 11 1.1 1.00 -0.1 2.5 30 .529 .506
1930 35 PIT NL 41.1 10 7 43 9.36 5.82 -0.11 0.00 98.5 5.85 -16 -1.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.9 -12 .374 .492
1930 35 CHC NL 39.1 9 3 18 4.12 5.83 0.03 0.00 96.0 5.58 6 0.6 1.00 -0.0 0.9 11 .565 .504
7 Seasons 1208.1 207 153 605 4.51 4.95 -0.12 0.00 99.4 5.03 71 8.0 1.00 -0.7 17.6 181 .539 .510
BRO (4 yrs) 934.1 148 118 442 4.26 4.79 -0.14 0.00 99.1 4.89 65 7.2 1.00 -0.5 14.6 147 .549 .513
PIT (2 yrs) 225.2 46 32 143 5.70 5.44 -0.02 0.00 101.1 5.52 -5 -0.2 1.00 -0.1 1.6 18 .496 .503
CHC (1 yr) 39.1 9 3 18 4.12 5.83 0.03 0.00 96.0 5.58 6 0.6 1.00 -0.0 0.9 11 .565 .504
CLE (1 yr) 9.0 4 0 2 2.00 5.60 -0.10 0.00 102.9 5.87 4 0.4 1.00 -0.0 0.5 5 .596 .502

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1930 35 CHC NL 45 9 172 161 18 51 2 2 2 2 1 6 18 .317 .339 .391 .731 .345 63 1 0 4 1 1
1930 35 PIT NL 4 10 204 185 43 67 13 6 8 4 2 13 16 .362 .406 .627 1.033 .362 116 3 2 2 2 3
1930 35 TOT NL 49 19 376 346 61 118 15 8 10 6 3 19 34 .341 .376 .517 .893 .354 179 4 2 6 3 4
1 Yr 49 19 376 346 61 118 15 8 10 6 3 19 34 .341 .376 .517 .893 .354 179 4 2 6 3 4
162 Game Avg. 115 45 882 811 143 277 35 19 23 14 7 45 80 .341 .376 .517 .893 .354 420 9 5 14 7 9
MLB Averages .287 .348 .355 .703 .303

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1930 35 TOT NL -7.2 -0.5 341 -0.3 6.3 -6.6 .98 -0.8 0.5 -7.5 0.94 -14.5 2 1 3
1930 35 PIT NL -14.5 -1.2 208 -0.3 4.1 -4.5 1.06 -1.2 0.8 -13.6 0.92 -18.7 1 0 1
1930 35 CHC NL 7.4 0.7 133 0.1 2.2 -2.1 .85 0.4 -0.3 6.1 0.96 4.3 1 1 2
7 Yrs 53.1 5.6 341 -0.3 6.3 -6.6 .98 -0.8 0.5 -7.5 0.94 -14.5 2 1 3

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1925 30 BRO NL 28 21 6 9 6 1 2 8 13 .381 7 0 8 38% 42.8 72 16 9 9 4.6 6.4
1926 31 BRO NL 38 33 15 16 2 0 8 15 18 .455 23 1 23 70% 56.1 84 16 14 10 3.3 8.1
1927 32 BRO NL 42 33 11 17 5 2 10 13 19 .406 19 2 23 70% 56.4 82 16 17 8 2.5 7.8
1928 33 BRO NL 40 31 14 13 4 4 4 16 15 .516 15 2 16 52% 49.1 82 11 17 10 4.4 7.0
1929 34 PIT NL 36 25 10 10 5 1 2 12 13 .480 12 1 12 48% 48.2 78 14 15 6 5.3 6.6
1930 35 TOT NL 19 10 1 8 1 0 1 1 9 .100 0 0 2 20% 34.1 55 11 9 3 6 4 4.0 2.0 5.2
1930 35 PIT NL 10 7 1 5 1 0 0 1 6 .143 0 0 1 14% 31.7 47 11 7 3 3 4 5.0 2.3 5.5
1930 35 CHC NL 9 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 .000 0 0 1 33% 39.7 55 29 2 0 3 0 1.7 0.9 4.4
6 Yrs 203 153 57 73 23 8 27 65 87 .428 76 6 84 55% 50 84 11 9 3 78 47 3.9 2.0 7.2
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 114 -34 5.0 5.1 7.0

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1921 26 CLE AL 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 6.8
1925 30 BRO NL 28 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 7.9
1926 31 BRO NL 38 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 5.2
1927 32 BRO NL 42 9 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 2 4.2
1928 33 BRO NL 40 9 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 2 5.4
1929 34 PIT NL 36 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 5.5
1930 35 TOT NL 19 9 4 1 1 2 2 0 100% 2 0 8 3 38% .977 2 1 3 2 0 4 4 2 6 2 5 0 9.7
1930 35 PIT NL 10 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 100% 1 0 3 0 0% 1.056 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.0
1930 35 CHC NL 9 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 5 3 60% .853 1 1 2 1 0 3 3 1 5 1 4 0 13.0
7 Yrs 207 54 32 10 5 2 5 0 250% 2 0 8 3 38% .977 2 1 3 2 0 4 4 2 33 14 5 9 6.3

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1921 26 CLE AL 35 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 83%
1925 30 BRO NL 682 2.2% 5.7% 6.9% 4.0% 14% 83%
1926 31 BRO NL 1152 0.8% 8.8% 6.9% 3.7% 18% 80%
1927 32 BRO NL 1137 1.1% 8.9% 4.7% 4.7% 20% 81%
1928 33 BRO NL 1004 1.8% 7.4% 5.6% 3.8% 14% 82%
1929 34 PIT NL 783 1.5% 7.4% 5.4% 4.3% 17% 82%
1930 35 TOT NL 376 33% 2.7% 9.0% 5.1% 8.8% 28% 1.25 81% 73 4 5%
1930 35 PIT NL 204 29% 3.9% 7.8% 6.4% 13.2% 40% 1.33 80% 41 3 7%
1930 35 CHC NL 172 39% 1.2% 10.5% 3.5% 3.5% 12% 1.14 83% 32 1 3%
7 Yrs 5169 33% 1.5% 7.9% 5.7% 4.4% 18% 1.25 81% 73 4 5%
MLB Averages 51% 1.1% 7.3% 7.8% 3.3% 13% 1.04 80% 9%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1921 26 CLE AL 10 0 0
1925 30 BRO NL 188 15 1
1926 31 BRO NL 246 9 2
1927 32 BRO NL 263 13 4
1928 33 BRO NL 264 18 2
1929 34 PIT NL 197 12 1
1930 35 TOT NL 327 118 10 0 5 8 2 5 5 26 16 3 62% 4 0 1 124 6 3 67% 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 49
1930 35 PIT NL 200 67 8 0 2 6 2 4 4 17 10 2 59% 3 0 1 75 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4
1930 35 CHC NL 127 51 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 9 6 1 67% 1 0 0 49 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 45
7 Yrs 327 1286 77 0 5 8 2 5 5 26 16 3 62% 4 10 1 124 6 3 67% 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 49
MLB Averages 60% 57%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1921 26 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 223
1922 27 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 223
1923 28 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 223
1924 29 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 223 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 223
1925 30 9 9 .500 4.72 32 21 6 7 0 0 162.0 198 99 85 15 47 39 2 0 1 717 88 1.512 11.0 0.8 2.6 2.2 0.83 88
1926 31 26 26 .500 3.54 70 54 11 30 1 1 437.2 444 217 172 24 126 140 5 0 3 1869 111 1.302 9.1 0.5 2.6 2.9 1.11 111
1927 32 39 44 .470 3.32 112 87 17 49 3 2 709.1 707 325 262 37 179 241 9 0 7 3006 119 1.249 9.0 0.5 2.3 3.1 1.35 119
1928 33 54 59 .478 3.50 152 118 23 64 5 3 943.1 971 444 367 55 235 315 14 0 9 4010 113 1.278 9.3 0.5 2.2 3.0 1.34 113
1929 34 65 69 .485 3.54 188 143 28 76 6 3 1127.2 1168 544 443 67 277 373 14 0 10 4793 116 1.281 9.3 0.5 2.2 3.0 1.35 116
1930 35 67 78 .462 3.68 207 153 32 76 6 5 1208.1 1286 605 494 77 296 407 16 0 10 5169 113 1.309 9.6 0.6 2.2 3.0 1.38 113

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1921 26 1 0 1.000 2.00 9.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4
1925 30 8 10 .444 4.44 162.0 185 89 80 15 46 41 2 1.426 10.3 2.6 2.3 0.89 0.8 28
1926 31 18 14 .563 3.25 288.0 249 116 104 9 80 106 3 1.142 7.8 2.5 3.3 1.33 0.3 38
1927 32 18 14 .563 2.96 286.0 263 105 94 13 53 106 4 1.105 8.3 1.7 3.3 2.00 0.4 42
1928 33 14 13 .519 3.80 246.0 267 115 104 18 57 78 5 1.317 9.8 2.1 2.9 1.37 0.7 40
1929 34 12 10 .545 3.43 194.0 181 82 74 11 39 61 0 1.134 8.4 1.8 2.8 1.56 0.5 36
1930 35 4 5 .444 4.61 84.0 104 48 43 9 17 36 2 1.440 11.1 1.8 3.9 2.12 1.0 19
7 Yrs 75 66 .532 3.55 1269.0 1249 557 501 75 292 428 16 1.214 8.9 3.0 1.47 0.5 207



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 NL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1421st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 NL  5.0 (5th)
1927 NL  5.5 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1926 NL  5.3 (3rd)
1927 NL  6.4 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1926 NL  2.84 (3rd)
1927 NL  2.98 (5th)
1929 NL  3.71 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  17 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1926 NL  1.179 (3rd)
1927 NL  1.163 (5th)
1929 NL  1.297 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  8.031 (1st)
1927 NL  8.713 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1927 NL  1.756 (6th)
1928 NL  2.154 (6th)
1929 NL  2.051 (3rd)
Career  2.205 (165th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  3.298 (9th)
1927 NL  3.346 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1927 NL  42 (7th)
1928 NL  40 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1926 NL  275.7 (3rd)
1927 NL  271.7 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 NL  101 (5th)
1927 NL  101 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1926 NL  33 (4th)
1927 NL  33 (6th)
1928 NL  31 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1926 NL  23 (2nd)
1927 NL  19 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1927 NL  2 (5th)
1928 NL  2 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1925 NL  15 (8th)
1927 NL  13 (9th)
1928 NL  18 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  79 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  246 (7th)
1927 NL  263 (9th)
1928 NL  264 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  1.279 (9th)
1927 NL  1.906 (2nd)
1928 NL  1.321 (6th)
1929 NL  1.381 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1926 NL  17 (1st)
1927 NL  18 (2nd)
1928 NL  15 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1928 NL  105 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1927 NL  4 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1926 NL  1,152 (3rd)
1927 NL  1,137 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1926 NL  133 (4th)
1927 NL  133 (5th)
1929 NL  130 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1926 NL  3.50 (9th)
1927 NL  3.53 (8th)
1929 NL  4.06 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  24 (4th)
1927 NL  29 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  2.4 (4th)
1927 NL  2.9 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (755), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 51 (511), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1194), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1186), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (697th), 14.2 career WAR/14.2 7yr-peak WAR/14.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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