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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

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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

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
1950 20 STL NL 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1951 21 STL NL 38 74 67 5 14 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 14 .209 .221 .224 .444 20 15 2 0 6 1
1954 24 STL NL 25 34 27 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 .148 .143 .185 .328 -15 5 0 0 6 1 1
1955 25 STL NL 30 50 44 6 8 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 .182 .200 .250 .450 19 11 1 0 5 0 0 1/7
1956 26 STL NL 33 73 69 7 11 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 14 .159 .171 .188 .360 -3 13 2 0 3 0 0 1
1957 27 CHC NL 28 22 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .105 .190 .105 .296 -17 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
6 Yrs 159 255 228 20 39 7 0 0 14 1 0 5 41 .171 .188 .202 .390 5 46 5 0 21 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 260 232 20 40 7 0 0 14 1 5 42 .171 .188 .202 .390 5 47 5 0 21
STL (5 yrs) 131 233 209 19 37 7 0 0 13 1 0 3 38 .177 .188 .211 .398 7 44 5 0 20 1 0
CHC (1 yr) 28 22 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .105 .190 .105 .296 -17 2 0 0 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
1950 20 STL NL 5 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1951 21 STL NL 38 74 -8 0 -0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1954 24 STL NL 25 34 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1955 25 STL NL 30 50 -6 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1/7
1956 26 STL NL 33 73 -9 -0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1
1957 27 CHC NL 28 22 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
6 Seasons 159 255 -32 -0 1 0 27 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .497 .499 -0.4 -0.1 -4
STL (5 yrs) 131 233 -30 -0 0 0 24 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .496 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -5
CHC (1 yr) 28 22 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 STL NL 20 P 5 1 0 14.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.40 .960 2.15 2.10 0 0 0
1951 STL NL 21 P 38 26 10 195.0 56 10 43 3 2 .946 2.45 1.39 .962 2.14 2.14 9 3 25% 43% 0
1954 STL NL 24 P 25 13 4 106.0 26 8 18 0 2 1.000 2.21 1.04 .960 2.07 2.06 3 0 0% 45% 2
1955 STL NL 25 P 30 24 8 151.0 34 14 20 0 0 1.000 2.03 1.13 .950 2.04 2.02 4 0 0% 44% 0
1955 STL NL 25 LF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1955 STL NL 25 OF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1956 STL NL 26 P 33 29 7 203.0 47 12 35 0 3 1.000 2.08 1.42 .966 2.05 2.03 9 5 36% 41% 0
1957 CHC NL 27 P 28 11 1 84.0 25 8 16 1 1 .960 2.57 0.86 .962 2.06 2.08 2 1 33% 39% 0
6 Seasons P 159 104 30 753.2 190 52 134 4 8 .979 2.22 1.17 .961 2.08 2.07 27 9 25% 42% 2
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
6 Seasons TOT 160 104 30 753.2 190 52 134 4 8 .979 2.22 1.16 .961 2.08 2.07 27 9 25% 42% 2
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

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)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 NL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1956 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2035), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1294), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1124th), 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

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Thomas George tim Tom tommy Poholsky

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