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Tom Poholsky

Thomas George Poholsky

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 26, 1929 in Detroit, MI
High School: Northeastern HS (Detroit, MI)
Schools: University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI), Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1950 (Age 20.237)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs 1950-1957

Final Game: September 11, 1957 (Age 28.016)
Died: January 6, 2001 in Kirkwood, MO
Buried: Forever Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, MO
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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
1950 20 STL NL 0 0 3.68 5 1 2 0 0 0 14.2 16 6 6 2 3 2 0 0 1 60 119 4.70 1.295 9.8 1.2 1.8 1.2 0.67
1951 21 STL NL 7 13 .350 4.43 38 26 5 10 1 1 195.0 204 106 96 15 68 70 0 0 2 830 90 3.81 1.395 9.4 0.7 3.1 3.2 1.03
1954 24 STL NL 5 7 .417 3.06 25 13 9 4 0 0 106.0 101 43 36 11 20 55 4 1 0 434 135 3.39 1.142 8.6 0.9 1.7 4.7 2.75
1955 25 STL NL 9 11 .450 3.81 30 24 5 8 2 0 151.0 143 71 64 26 35 4 66 2 0 4 626 106 4.47 1.179 8.5 1.5 2.1 3.9 1.89
1956 26 STL NL 9 14 .391 3.59 33 29 1 7 2 0 203.0 210 100 81 27 44 7 95 5 0 6 847 104 3.89 1.251 9.3 1.2 2.0 4.2 2.16
1957 27 CHC NL 1 7 .125 4.93 28 11 8 1 0 0 84.0 117 55 46 9 22 4 28 2 0 3 387 79 4.04 1.655 12.5 1.0 2.4 3.0 1.27
6 Yrs 31 52 .373 3.93 159 104 30 30 5 1 753.2 791 381 329 90 192 15 316 13 1 16 3184 100 3.94 1.304 9.4 1.1 2.3 3.8 1.65
162 Game Avg. 8 13 .373 3.93 41 27 8 8 1 0 195 205 99 85 23 50 82 3 0 4 823 100 3.94 1.304 9.4 1.1 2.3 3.8 1.65
STL (5 yrs) 30 45 .400 3.80 131 93 22 29 5 1 669.2 674 326 283 81 170 11 288 11 1 13 2797 104 3.93 1.260 9.1 1.1 2.3 3.9 1.69
CHC (1 yr) 1 7 .125 4.93 28 11 8 1 0 0 84.0 117 55 46 9 22 4 28 2 0 3 387 79 4.04 1.655 12.5 1.0 2.4 3.0 1.27
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
1950 20 STL NL 14.2 5 1 6 3.68 4.47 0.08 0.00 106.4 4.67 2 0.2 .7 -0.0 0.3 3 .535 .501
1951 21 STL NL 195.0 38 26 106 4.89 4.69 0.26 0.00 99.8 4.43 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .473 .494
1954 24 STL NL 106.0 25 13 43 3.65 4.36 0.07 0.00 101.1 4.34 8 0.9 .8 -0.1 1.9 19 .536 .505
1955 25 STL NL 151.0 30 24 71 4.23 4.83 0.16 0.00 98.5 4.60 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.5 22 .532 .506
1956 26 STL NL 203.0 33 29 100 4.43 4.31 0.22 0.00 100.3 4.10 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 1.5 13 .487 .497
1957 27 CHC NL 84.0 28 11 55 5.89 4.40 -0.22 0.00 100.4 4.64 -11 -1.2 .5 0.0 -0.2 -3 .459 .493
6 Seasons 753.2 159 104 381 4.55 4.53 0.15 0.00 100.0 4.39 -6 -0.6 .8 -0.4 6.8 64 .496 .499
STL (5 yrs) 669.2 131 93 326 4.38 4.55 0.19 0.00 100.0 4.36 5 0.6 .9 -0.4 7.0 67 .504 .500
CHC (1 yr) 84.0 28 11 55 5.89 4.40 -0.22 0.00 100.4 4.64 -11 -1.2 .5 0.0 -0.2 -3 .459 .493

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
1950 20 STL NL 43 5 60 57 6 16 1 1 2 0 0 3 2 .281 .317 .439 .755 .264 25 0 0 0 0 0
1951 21 STL NL 259 38 827 751 106 204 26 3 15 9 3 68 70 .272 .332 .374 .706 .284 281 14 0 8 0 6
1954 24 STL NL 109 25 434 398 43 101 11 2 11 3 0 20 55 .254 .293 .374 .668 .268 149 5 4 8 4 3
1955 25 STL NL 118 30 625 587 71 143 12 2 26 4 0 35 66 .244 .288 .404 .692 .236 237 5 2 3 0 4 7
1956 26 STL NL 33 848 783 100 210 24 8 27 9 5 44 95 .268 .309 .423 .732 .274 331 24 5 9 6 7 13
1957 27 CHC NL 29 28 387 352 55 117 18 2 9 2 1 22 28 .332 .369 .472 .841 .336 166 4 2 4 6 4 6
6 Yrs 558 159 3181 2928 381 791 92 18 90 27 9 192 316 .270 .316 .406 .722 .276 1189 52 13 32 16 15 35
162 Game Avg. 144 41 822 757 99 205 24 5 23 7 2 50 82 .270 .316 .406 .722 .276 307 13 3 8 4 9
MLB Averages .260 .333 .386 .719 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1950 20 STL NL 1.4 0.1 20 -0.0 0.1 -0.2 .37 -0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.81 0.1 0 0 3
1951 21 STL NL -8.9 -0.9 585 -2.0 9.4 -11.4 1.03 -0.6 -1.2 -8.3 -0.8 0.95 -7.2 3 3 3
1954 24 STL NL 11.4 1.2 339 0.0 5.2 -5.2 .90 0.8 -0.7 7.5 0.7 0.94 8.5 1 1 7
1955 25 STL NL 4.6 0.5 519 1.0 8.5 -7.5 .93 0.9 0.2 7.6 0.8 0.88 9.4 1 1 3
1956 26 STL NL -0.1 -0.0 869 -1.2 15.2 -16.4 1.01 -0.3 -0.8 -4.1 -0.4 0.91 -4.0 1 1 2
1957 27 CHC NL -11.1 -1.1 365 -1.5 4.2 -5.7 .81 -1.2 -0.7 -15.1 -1.5 0.95 -11.6 1 0 14
6 Yrs -2.7 -0.2 2697 -3.7 42.7 -46.3 .95 -0.6 -3.3 -12.1 -1.2 0.92 -4.8 7 6 32

Starting Pitching*

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
1950 20 STL NL 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 100% 55.0 55 55 0 0 0 1 1.6 8.0
1951 21 STL NL 38 26 6 11 9 1 3 13 12 .520 1 1 10 1 8 31% 46.2 81 20 20 9 8 8 5.7 4.2 6.1
1954 24 STL NL 25 13 5 5 3 1 2 7 6 .538 2 0 4 0 8 62% 56.4 72 26 3 1 3 6 5.6 6.1 6.7
1955 25 STL NL 30 24 9 11 4 1 2 12 12 .500 1 2 8 2 12 50% 52.6 83 23 18 10 8 6 4.3 3.2 5.8
1956 26 STL NL 33 29 9 14 6 1 8 14 15 .483 1 2 7 2 17 59% 52.0 84 26 17 4 7 10 3.8 4.0 6.6
1957 27 CHC NL 28 11 1 7 3 0 2 3 8 .273 1 1 1 0 3 27% 40.1 60 26 12 2 5 4 4.5 4.8 5.2
6 Yrs 159 104 30 48 26 4 17 49 54 .476 6 6 30 5 49 47% 50 84 20 70 26 31 35 4.7 4.2 6.2
MLB Averages .500 50% 51 118 -6 4.5 4.4 6.5

Reliever Pitching*

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
1950 20 STL NL 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% .366 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 2 0 5.0
1951 21 STL NL 38 12 5 1 2 1 1 0 100% 1 0 8 0 0% 1.031 3 3 3 1 2 6 4 5 8 1 6 3 9.2
1954 24 STL NL 25 12 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 17% 8 .902 1 1 7 0 1 10 3 8 5 2 5 2 4.7
1955 25 STL NL 30 6 5 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 2 2 100% 8 .925 1 1 3 1 0 4 1 4 4 0 3 3 5.3
1956 26 STL NL 33 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 3 1 33% 8 1.012 1 1 2 1 0 3 1 3 4 0 4 0 8.5
1957 27 CHC NL 28 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 50% 5 .814 1 0 14 0 1 15 4 12 9 3 10 3 4.8
6 Yrs 159 55 30 1 4 3 1 2 33% 3 0 28 9 32% .954 7 6 32 3 4 41 14 34 33 6 30 11 6.1

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%
1950 20 STL NL 60 88% 3.3% 3.3% 5.0% 6.7% 25% 0.50 88% 0 0
1951 21 STL NL 827 63% 1.8% 8.5% 8.2% 5.3% 22% 0.95 81% 107 14 13%
1954 24 STL NL 434 58% 2.5% 12.7% 4.6% 5.5% 24% 1.12 77% 70 5 7%
1955 25 STL NL 625 56% 4.2% 10.6% 5.6% 6.4% 28% 0.94 79% 84 5 6%
1956 26 STL NL 848 58% 3.2% 11.2% 5.2% 7.0% 28% 1.39 79% 145 24 17%
1957 27 CHC NL 387 61% 2.3% 7.2% 5.7% 7.5% 25% 1.15 83% 70 4 6%
6 Yrs 3181 59% 2.8% 9.9% 6.0% 6.3% 25% 1.12 80% 476 52 11%
MLB Averages 51% 2.1% 11.0% 9.4% 6.2% 27% 0.96 76% 11%

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
1950 20 STL NL 17 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 100% 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 43
1951 21 STL NL 568 204 15 0 11 4 8 6 6 33 17 1 52% 6 2 0 207 9 3 75% 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 259
1954 24 STL NL 325 101 11 0 6 5 4 5 4 13 6 3 46% 3 0 0 132 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 109
1955 25 STL NL 507 143 26 0 10 9 10 8 11 29 10 3 34% 7 4 1 162 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 118
1956 26 STL NL 848 210 27 0 12 14 13 15 12 33 20 1 61% 13 6 0 300 9 5 64% 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1957 27 CHC NL 358 117 9 0 9 4 4 1 7 22 16 0 73% 6 3 2 142 2 1 67% 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 29
6 Yrs 2623 791 90 0 48 36 39 35 40 131 70 8 53% 35 16 3 948 27 9 75% 26 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 42 558
MLB Averages 52% 55%

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+
1950 20 0 0 3.68 5 1 2 0 0 0 14.2 16 6 6 2 3 2 0 0 1 60 119 1.295 9.8 1.2 1.8 1.2 0.67 119
1951 21 7 13 .350 4.38 43 27 7 10 1 1 209.2 220 112 102 17 71 72 0 0 3 890 91 1.388 9.4 0.7 3.0 3.1 1.01 91
1952 22 7 13 .350 4.38 43 27 7 10 1 1 209.2 220 112 102 17 71 72 0 0 3 890 91 1.388 9.4 0.7 3.0 3.1 1.01 91
1953 23 7 13 .350 4.38 43 27 7 10 1 1 209.2 220 112 102 17 71 72 0 0 3 890 91 1.388 9.4 0.7 3.0 3.1 1.01 91
1954 24 12 20 .375 3.93 68 40 16 14 1 1 315.2 321 155 138 28 91 127 4 1 3 1324 103 1.305 9.2 0.8 2.6 3.6 1.40 103
1955 25 21 31 .404 3.90 98 64 21 22 3 1 466.2 464 226 202 54 126 4 193 6 1 7 1950 104 1.264 8.9 1.0 2.4 3.7 1.53 104
1956 26 30 45 .400 3.80 131 93 22 29 5 1 669.2 674 326 283 81 170 11 288 11 1 13 2797 104 1.260 9.1 1.1 2.3 3.9 1.69 104
1957 27 31 52 .373 3.93 159 104 30 30 5 1 753.2 791 381 329 90 192 15 316 13 1 16 3184 100 1.304 9.4 1.1 2.3 3.8 1.65 100

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1950 20 1 1 .500 2.40 15.0 16 5 4 2 3 2 0 1.267 9.6 1.8 1.2 0.67 1.2 5
1951 21 11 12 .478 4.34 203.0 214 109 98 16 71 73 0 1.404 9.5 3.1 3.2 1.03 0.7 38
1954 24 7 5 .583 3.13 112.0 104 43 39 11 21 58 4 1.116 8.4 1.7 4.7 2.76 0.9 25
1955 25 9 9 .500 3.74 159.0 149 73 66 27 36 69 2 1.164 8.4 2.0 3.9 1.92 1.5 30
1956 26 12 12 .500 4.16 212.0 229 109 98 29 48 99 5 1.307 9.7 2.0 4.2 2.06 1.2 33
1957 27 4 6 .400 5.32 88.0 124 58 52 10 23 29 2 1.670 12.7 2.4 3.0 1.26 1.0 28
6 Yrs 44 45 .494 4.07 789.0 836 397 357 95 202 330 13 1.316 9.5 3.8 1.63 1.1 159



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1956 NL  1.251 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1956 NL  1.951 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1955 NL  2 (7th)
1956 NL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  26 (8th)
1956 NL  27 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  2.159 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1951 NL  13 (10th)
1956 NL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  96 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1956 NL  6 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1956 NL  5 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2028), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1288), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1114th), 6.3 career WAR/6.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Thomas George tim Tom tommy Poholsky

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