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Herman Pillette    \pih-LETT\

Herman Polycarp Pillette (Old Folks)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 26, 1895 in St. Paul, OR
High School: San Diego HS (San Diego, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1917 (Age 21.216, 4,613th in MLB history)   vs. BRO 1.0 IP, 4 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Reds 1917-1924

Last Game: September 28, 1924 (Age 28.277)   vs. CHW 3.1 IP, 8 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Died: April 30, 1960 in Sacramento, CA
Buried: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
Relatives: Father of Duane Pillette
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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
1917 21 CIN NL 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 2.26 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 26 DET AL 19 12 .613 2.85 40 37 3 18 4 1 274.2 270 110 87 6 95 71 15 0 6 1183 136 3.98 1.329 8.8 0.2 3.1 2.3 0.75
1923 27 DET AL 14 19 .424 3.85 47 36 9 14 0 2 250.1 280 138 107 7 83 64 6 1 3 1089 101 3.85 1.450 10.1 0.3 3.0 2.3 0.77
1924 28 DET AL 1 1 .500 4.78 19 3 6 1 0 1 37.2 46 30 20 1 14 13 3 1 3 179 87 4.05 1.593 11.0 0.2 3.3 3.1 0.93
4 Yrs 34 32 .515 3.45 107 76 19 33 4 4 563.2 600 280 216 14 192 148 24 2 12 2458 113 3.92 1.405 9.6 0.2 3.1 2.4 0.77
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .515 3.45 40 28 7 12 1 1 209 223 104 80 5 71 55 9 1 4 913 113 3.92 1.405 9.6 0.2 3.1 2.4 0.77
DET (3 yrs) 34 32 .515 3.42 106 76 18 33 4 4 562.2 596 278 214 14 192 148 24 2 12 2451 114 3.93 1.400 9.5 0.2 3.1 2.4 0.77
CIN (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 2.26 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
AL (3 yrs) 34 32 .515 3.42 106 76 18 33 4 4 562.2 596 278 214 14 192 148 24 2 12 2451 114 3.93 1.400 9.5 0.2 3.1 2.4 0.77
NL (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 2.26 4.000 36.0 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
1917 21 CIN NL 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 3.13 -0.31 0.00 94.0 3.23 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .329 .499
1922 26 DET AL 274.1 40 37 110 3.61 4.58 -0.08 0.00 95.9 4.47 28 2.9 1.00 -0.2 5.6 56 .573 .518
1923 27 DET AL 250.2 47 36 138 4.95 4.66 0.00 0.00 98.0 4.57 -11 -1.1 1.00 -0.1 1.4 17 .477 .493
1924 28 DET AL 37.2 19 3 30 7.17 5.05 0.08 0.00 96.2 4.77 -10 -1.0 1.00 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .449 .494
4 Seasons 563.2 107 76 280 4.47 4.65 -0.03 0.00 96.8 4.53 5 0.7 1.00 -0.3 6.2 66 .507 .503
DET (3 yrs) 562.2 106 76 278 4.45 4.65 -0.03 0.00 96.8 4.53 6 0.9 1.00 -0.3 6.4 68 .508 .503
CIN (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 3.13 -0.31 0.00 94.0 3.23 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .329 .499

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
1922 26 DET AL 40 37 18 12 7 2 4 23 13 .639 18 4 23 62% 52.8 87 19 24 6 5.5 7.3
1923 27 DET AL 47 36 11 17 8 1 4 17 19 .472 14 0 20 56% 47.4 73 8 27 4 5.1 6.4
1924 28 DET AL 19 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 .500 1 0 2 67% 52.7 79 27 1 2 7.3 6.1
3 Yrs 106 76 30 30 16 3 9 41 33 .554 33 4 45 59% 50 87 8 52 12 5.4 6.8
MLB Averages .500 55% 51 153 -34 4.4 7.2

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
1917 21 CIN NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
1922 26 DET AL 40 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.0
1923 27 DET AL 47 11 9 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 3 5.5
1924 28 DET AL 19 16 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 2 3.7
4 Yrs 107 31 19 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 11 8 5 4.5

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%
1917 21 CIN NL 7 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1922 26 DET AL 1184 0.5% 6.0% 8.0% 2.7% 12% 82%
1923 27 DET AL 1091 0.6% 5.9% 7.6% 1.8% 7% 83%
1924 28 DET AL 179 0.6% 7.3% 7.8% 0.6% 2% 79%
4 Yrs 2461 0.6% 6.0% 7.8% 2.2% 9% 82%
MLB Averages 0.8% 7.7% 7.5% 2.7% 11% 81%

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+
1917 21 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23
1918 22 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23
1919 23 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23
1920 24 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23
1921 25 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 23 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23
1922 26 19 12 .613 2.91 41 37 4 18 4 1 275.2 274 112 89 6 95 71 15 0 6 1190 133 1.339 8.9 0.2 3.1 2.3 0.75 133
1923 27 33 31 .516 3.35 88 73 13 32 4 3 526.0 554 250 196 13 178 135 21 1 9 2279 115 1.392 9.5 0.2 3.0 2.3 0.76 115
1924 28 34 32 .515 3.45 107 76 19 33 4 4 563.2 600 280 216 14 192 148 24 2 12 2458 113 1.405 9.6 0.2 3.1 2.4 0.77 113

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
1917 21 0 0 27.00 1.0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1
1922 26 18 14 .563 3.01 287.0 274 107 96 6 96 74 15 1.289 8.6 3.0 2.3 0.77 0.2 40
1923 27 14 15 .483 4.14 263.0 285 134 121 7 84 67 6 1.403 9.8 2.9 2.3 0.80 0.2 47
1924 28 2 2 .500 5.63 40.0 45 28 25 1 14 14 3 1.475 10.1 3.2 3.2 1.00 0.2 19
4 Yrs 34 31 .523 3.73 591.0 604 272 245 14 194 155 24 1.350 9.2 2.4 0.80 0.2 107



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1922 AL  5.6 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1922 AL  2.85 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1922 AL  19 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1922 AL  .613 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1922 AL  8.847 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1923 AL  47 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1922 AL  274.7 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1922 AL  37 (4th)
1923 AL  36 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1922 AL  4 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1922 AL  95 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1923 AL  280 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1922 AL  0.197 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1923 AL  19 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1923 AL  107 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1922 AL  6 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1922 AL  15 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1922 AL  1,183 (8th)
1923 AL  1,089 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1922 AL  136 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1922 AL  29 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1922 AL  3.0 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1917 NL  born 1895-12-26 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 20 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1302), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1186), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1129th), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Herman Old Folks Herman Polycarp Pillette

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