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Bob Porterfield

Erwin Cooledge Porterfield

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 10, 1923 in Newport, VA
High School: Newport HS (Newport, VA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 8, 1948 (Age 24.364, 8,109th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Pirates/RedSox/Yankees/Cubs 1948-1959

Final Game: September 21, 1959 (Age 36.042)
Died: April 28, 1980 in Charlotte, NC
Buried: Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 20, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #722. Aroldis Chapman… #723. Lance Lynn… #724. Lefty Williams… #725. BOB PORTERFIELD… #726. Ernie Shore… #727. Vic Aldridge… #728. Octavio Dotel… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1948 24 NYY AL 5 3 .625 4.50 16 12 2 2 1 0 78.0 85 42 39 5 34 30 0 2 1 349 91 4.03 1.526 9.8 0.6 3.9 3.5 0.88
1949 25 NYY AL 2 5 .286 4.06 12 8 1 3 0 0 57.2 53 26 26 3 29 25 1 0 2 248 100 3.88 1.422 8.3 0.5 4.5 3.9 0.86
1950 26 NYY AL 1 1 .500 8.69 10 2 2 0 0 1 19.2 28 19 19 2 8 9 0 1 0 91 50 4.21 1.831 12.8 0.9 3.7 4.1 1.13
1951 27 TOT AL 9 8 .529 3.50 21 19 0 10 3 0 136.1 114 57 53 8 57 55 0 0 3 564 118 3.69 1.254 7.5 0.5 3.8 3.6 0.96
1951 27 NYY AL 0 0 15.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 6 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 16 29 4.15 2.667 15.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67
1951 27 WSH AL 9 8 .529 3.24 19 19 0 10 3 0 133.1 109 51 48 8 54 53 0 0 2 548 128 3.68 1.223 7.4 0.5 3.6 3.6 0.98
1952 28 WSH AL 13 14 .481 2.72 31 29 2 15 3 0 231.1 222 80 70 7 85 80 4 0 2 973 131 3.25 1.327 8.6 0.3 3.3 3.1 0.94 MVP-34
1953 29 WSH AL 22 10 .688 3.35 34 32 2 24 9 0 255.0 243 99 95 19 73 77 1 0 2 1036 116 3.83 1.239 8.6 0.7 2.6 2.7 1.05 MVP-7
1954 ★ 30 WSH AL 13 15 .464 3.32 32 31 1 21 2 0 244.0 249 104 90 14 77 82 3 0 1 1034 108 3.46 1.336 9.2 0.5 2.8 3.0 1.06 AS
1955 31 WSH AL 10 17 .370 4.45 30 27 2 8 2 0 178.0 197 103 88 14 54 5 74 2 0 0 770 88 3.50 1.410 10.0 0.7 2.7 3.7 1.37
1956 32 BOS AL 3 12 .200 5.14 25 18 3 4 1 0 126.0 127 82 72 21 64 4 53 1 0 2 557 90 5.24 1.516 9.1 1.5 4.6 3.8 0.83
1957 33 BOS AL 4 4 .500 4.05 28 9 5 3 1 1 102.1 107 54 46 8 30 2 28 1 0 1 435 99 3.83 1.339 9.4 0.7 2.6 2.5 0.93
1958 34 TOT MLB 4 6 .400 3.34 39 6 11 2 1 5 91.2 81 35 34 8 19 3 40 1 0 2 367 117 3.39 1.091 8.0 0.8 1.9 3.9 2.11
1958 34 BOS AL 0 0 4.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 97 5.22 0.750 6.8 2.3 0.0 2.3
1958 34 PIT NL 4 6 .400 3.29 37 6 10 2 1 5 87.2 78 33 32 7 19 3 39 1 0 2 352 118 3.31 1.106 8.0 0.7 2.0 4.0 2.05
1959 35 TOT NL 1 2 .333 5.29 40 0 14 0 0 1 47.2 65 31 28 4 22 6 19 0 0 5 222 74 4.22 1.825 12.3 0.8 4.2 3.6 0.86
1959 35 PIT NL 0 0 1.69 6 0 3 0 0 0 5.1 6 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 24 244 5.73 1.500 10.1 1.7 3.4 1.7 0.50
1959 35 CHC NL 0 0 11.37 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 14 9 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 36 6.02 2.684 19.9 1.4 4.3 0.0 0.00
1959 35 PIT NL 1 2 .333 4.75 30 0 11 0 0 1 36.0 45 20 19 2 17 5 18 0 0 5 162 82 3.68 1.722 11.3 0.5 4.3 4.5 1.06
12 Yrs 87 97 .473 3.79 318 193 45 92 23 8 1567.2 1571 732 660 113 552 20 572 14 3 21 6646 103 3.75 1.354 9.0 0.6 3.2 3.3 1.04
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .473 3.79 42 26 6 12 3 1 209 209 97 88 15 73 76 2 0 3 884 103 3.75 1.354 9.0 0.6 3.2 3.3 1.04
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
WSH (5 yrs) 67 64 .511 3.38 146 138 7 78 19 0 1041.2 1020 437 391 62 343 5 366 10 0 7 4361 112 3.54 1.308 8.8 0.5 3.0 3.2 1.07
NYY (4 yrs) 8 9 .471 5.06 40 22 5 5 1 1 158.1 171 93 89 10 74 66 1 3 4 704 81 4.00 1.547 9.7 0.6 4.2 3.8 0.89
PIT (2 yrs) 5 8 .385 3.63 73 6 24 2 1 6 129.0 129 55 52 10 38 9 58 1 0 7 538 107 3.51 1.295 9.0 0.7 2.7 4.0 1.53
BOS (3 yrs) 7 16 .304 4.65 55 27 9 7 2 1 232.1 237 138 120 30 94 6 82 2 0 3 1007 93 4.62 1.425 9.2 1.2 3.6 3.2 0.87
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 11.37 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 14 9 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 36 6.02 2.684 19.9 1.4 4.3 0.0 0.00
AL (11 yrs) 82 89 .480 3.77 241 187 21 90 22 2 1432.1 1428 668 600 102 511 11 514 13 3 14 6072 104 3.76 1.354 9.0 0.6 3.2 3.2 1.01
NL (2 yrs) 5 8 .385 3.99 77 6 24 2 1 6 135.1 143 64 60 11 41 9 58 1 0 7 574 98 3.63 1.360 9.5 0.7 2.7 3.9 1.41
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
1948 24 NYY AL 78.0 16 12 42 4.85 4.59 0.08 0.00 96.6 4.36 -4 -0.4 1.7 -0.1 0.2 2 .474 .497
1949 25 NYY AL 57.2 12 8 26 4.06 4.65 0.22 0.00 93.8 4.16 1 0.1 1.4 -0.0 0.5 5 .506 .500
1950 26 NYY AL 19.2 10 2 19 8.69 4.87 0.14 0.00 90.1 4.26 -10 -0.9 .7 0.1 -0.6 -8 .414 .495
1951 27 NYY AL 3.0 2 0 6 18.00 4.56 0.20 0.00 109.0 4.75 -4 -0.4 .7 0.1 -0.3 -4 .313 .498
1951 27 WSH AL 133.1 19 19 51 3.44 4.72 -0.19 0.00 99.1 4.87 20 2.2 -0.1 3.3 33 .617 .514
1952 28 WSH AL 231.1 31 29 80 3.11 4.24 -0.17 0.00 97.4 4.30 30 3.5 4.4 -0.1 5.3 48 .613 .522 MVP-34
1953 29 WSH AL 255.0 34 32 99 3.49 4.57 0.33 0.00 99.3 4.21 18 2.0 1.4 -0.1 4.0 41 .559 .512 MVP-7
1954 ★ 30 WSH AL 244.0 32 31 104 3.84 4.01 -0.18 0.00 97.5 4.09 7 0.8 1.3 -0.1 2.7 26 .526 .505 AS
1955 31 WSH AL 178.0 30 27 103 5.21 4.60 -0.57 0.00 101.4 5.23 -1 -0.1 4.5 -0.1 1.2 15 .496 .499
1956 32 BOS AL 125.0 25 18 82 5.90 4.59 0.25 0.00 110.9 4.81 -16 -1.6 1.3 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .438 .490
1957 33 BOS AL 102.1 28 9 54 4.75 4.10 0.17 0.00 105.5 4.14 -6 -0.7 1.2 -0.1 0.1 1 .475 .496
1958 34 BOS AL 4.0 2 0 2 4.50 4.34 0.04 0.00 104.0 4.47 -0 -0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .499 .500
1958 34 PIT NL 87.2 37 6 33 3.39 4.49 0.38 0.00 98.7 4.06 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.5 15 .520 .505
1959 35 PIT NL 41.1 36 0 22 4.79 4.54 0.03 0.00 99.9 4.51 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .495 .499
1959 35 CHC NL 6.2 4 0 9 12.15 4.49 0.36 0.00 91.7 3.79 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .357 .496
12 Seasons 1567.0 318 193 732 4.20 4.42 -0.01 0.00 99.8 4.43 33 4.6 1.2 -0.9 17.0 169 .514 .504
WSH (5 yrs) 1041.2 146 138 437 3.78 4.39 -0.12 0.00 98.8 4.46 74 8.4 3.3 -0.5 16.6 163 .558 .510
NYY (4 yrs) 158.1 40 22 93 5.29 4.65 0.14 0.00 95.0 4.28 -18 -1.6 1.1 0.0 -0.2 -4 .460 .498
BOS (3 yrs) 231.1 55 27 138 5.37 4.37 0.21 0.00 108.4 4.51 -23 -2.2 1.2 -0.3 -0.5 -3 .459 .493
PIT (2 yrs) 129.0 73 6 55 3.84 4.50 0.27 0.00 99.1 4.20 5 0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.7 18 .508 .502
CHC (1 yr) 6.2 4 0 9 12.15 4.49 0.36 0.00 91.7 3.79 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .357 .496

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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
1948 24 NYY AL 16 32 24 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .280 .250 .530 42 6 1 0 7 1
1949 25 NYY AL 12 20 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .053 .100 .105 .205 -46 2 1 0 0 1
1950 26 NYY AL 11 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 119 1 0 1 0 1
1951 27 TOT AL 21 49 46 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 .130 .184 .130 .314 -13 6 2 1 0 1
1951 27 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1951 27 WSH AL 19 49 46 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 .130 .184 .130 .314 -13 6 2 1 0 1
1952 28 WSH AL 31 84 79 5 15 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 18 .190 .210 .228 .438 23 18 2 0 3 1 MVP-34
1953 29 WSH AL 37 108 98 8 25 7 0 3 16 1 0 6 20 .255 .298 .418 .716 94 41 2 0 4 1 MVP-7
1954 ★ 30 WSH AL 32 99 88 3 9 0 0 1 5 0 0 4 24 .102 .149 .136 .285 -19 12 0 1 5 1 1 AS
1955 31 WSH AL 30 70 63 3 12 3 1 0 7 0 0 0 15 .190 .185 .270 .454 23 17 3 0 5 2 0 1
1956 32 BOS AL 25 47 43 4 14 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 10 .326 .348 .395 .743 87 17 1 1 1 1 0 1
1957 33 BOS AL 28 32 29 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .172 .219 .207 .426 15 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
1958 34 TOT MLB 39 20 20 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 .050 .095 .200 .295 -24 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
1958 34 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 34 PIT NL 37 20 20 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 .050 .095 .200 .295 -24 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959 35 TOT NL 40 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959 35 PIT NL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 35 CHC NL 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 35 PIT NL 30 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 322 569 516 34 95 15 1 6 43 1 0 20 123 .184 .218 .252 .470 28 130 14 4 25 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 286 260 17 48 8 1 3 22 1 0 10 62 .184 .218 .252 .470 28 65 7 2 13
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
WSH (5 yrs) 149 410 374 22 67 13 1 4 33 1 0 14 89 .179 .211 .251 .463 28 94 9 2 17 3 0
NYY (4 yrs) 41 56 46 4 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .174 .224 .196 .420 12 9 2 1 7
PIT (2 yrs) 73 23 23 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 9 .043 .083 .174 .257 -33 4 2 0 0 0 0
BOS (3 yrs) 55 79 72 6 19 1 0 1 7 0 0 3 18 .264 .295 .319 .614 59 23 1 1 1 2 0
CHC (1 yr) 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 245 545 492 32 94 15 1 5 41 1 0 19 114 .191 .225 .256 .481 31 126 12 4 25 5 0
NL (2 yrs) 77 24 24 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 9 .042 .080 .167 .247 -36 4 2 0 0 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
1948 24 NYY AL 16 32 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1949 25 NYY AL 12 20 -4 0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1950 26 NYY AL 11 4 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1951 27 NYY AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1951 27 WSH AL 19 49 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1952 28 WSH AL 31 84 -8 -1 -0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 MVP-34
1953 29 WSH AL 37 108 -2 0 1 0 12 12 1.2 0 12 1.2 .532 .507 1.2 0.0 12 1 MVP-7
1954 ★ 30 WSH AL 32 99 -15 -0 1 0 11 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1 AS
1955 31 WSH AL 30 70 -8 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1956 32 BOS AL 25 47 -1 -1 -0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1957 33 BOS AL 28 32 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1958 34 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1958 34 PIT NL 37 20 -3 0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1959 35 PIT NL 36 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1959 35 CHC NL 4 1 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
12 Seasons 322 569 -55 -2 1 0 62 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .502 .500 0.5 0.0 6
WSH (5 yrs) 149 410 -40 -2 2 0 44 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .502 .501 0.3 0.0 4
NYY (4 yrs) 41 56 -6 0 -0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BOS (3 yrs) 55 79 -4 -1 -0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .506 .501 0.3 0.0 3
PIT (2 yrs) 73 23 -4 0 -0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
CHC (1 yr) 4 1 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1948 NYY AL 24 P 16 12 2 78.0 12 4 8 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.75 .963 2.02 1.99 2 1 33% 48% 0
1949 NYY AL 25 P 12 8 3 57.2 14 1 10 3 1 .786 1.72 0.92 .962 2.12 2.09 2 1 33% 46% 0
1950 NYY AL 26 P 10 2 0 19.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.83 0.40 .950 2.01 1.99 0 2 100% 0
1951 TOT AL 27 P 21 19 10 136.1 34 8 24 2 0 .941 2.11 1.52 .953 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 1
1951 NYY AL 27 P 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .950 2.10 2.05 0 0 0
1951 WSH AL 27 P 19 19 10 133.1 33 8 23 2 0 .939 2.09 1.63 .953 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 1
1952 WSH AL 28 P 31 29 15 231.1 38 4 34 0 0 1.000 1.48 1.23 .966 2.10 2.10 4 4 50% 46% 0 MVP-34
1953 WSH AL 29 P 34 32 24 255.0 66 16 50 0 4 1.000 2.33 1.94 .957 1.95 1.93 2 6 75% 50% 1 MVP-7
1954 WSH AL 30 P 32 31 21 244.0 74 10 61 3 4 .959 2.62 2.22 .959 2.01 1.99 0 6 100% 48% 0 AS
1955 WSH AL 31 P 30 27 8 178.0 37 8 28 1 2 .973 1.82 1.20 .956 1.99 1.97 3 3 50% 47% 1
1956 BOS AL 32 P 25 18 4 126.0 24 8 14 2 1 .917 1.57 0.88 .950 1.92 1.91 0 3 100% 44% 0
1957 BOS AL 33 P 28 9 3 102.1 33 7 23 3 1 .909 2.64 1.07 .963 1.99 2.00 0 1 100% 47% 0
1958 TOT MLB 34 P 39 6 2 91.2 21 8 13 0 0 1.000 2.06 0.54 .955 1.97 1.96 2 2 50% 39% 0
1958 BOS AL 34 P 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.95 0 0 0
1958 PIT NL 34 P 37 6 2 87.2 21 8 13 0 0 1.000 2.16 0.57 .955 1.97 1.96 2 2 50% 39% 0
1959 TOT NL 35 P 40 0 0 47.2 18 5 12 1 2 .944 3.21 0.43 .954 2.00 1.97 1 1 50% 38% 0
1959 PIT NL 35 P 6 0 0 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.97 1 1 50% 38% 0
1959 CHC NL 35 P 4 0 0 6.1 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 2.84 0.50 .955 1.99 1.98 0 0 0
1959 PIT NL 35 P 30 36.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 3.75 0.50 .954 2.00 1.97
12 Seasons P 318 193 92 1567.2 375 80 280 15 15 .960 2.07 1.13 .958 2.01 1.99 20 34 63% 44% 3
12 Seasons TOT 318 193 92 1567.2 375 80 280 15 15 .960 2.07 1.13 .958 2.01 1.99 20 34 63% 44% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 AL (34, 0%)
1953 AL (7, 19%)
0.19 Career Shares (781st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1952 AL  5.3 (8th)
1953 AL  5.2 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1952 AL  5.3 (3rd)
1953 AL  4.0 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1952 AL  2.72 (7th)
1953 AL  3.35 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1953 AL  22 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1953 AL  .688 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1953 AL  1.239 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1953 AL  2.577 (4th)
1954 AL  2.840 (9th)
1955 AL  2.730 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1952 AL  231.3 (8th)
1953 AL  255.0 (5th)
1954 AL  244.0 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1953 AL  32 (8th)
1954 AL  31 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1952 AL  15 (7th)
1953 AL  24 (1st)
1954 AL  21 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (5th)
1952 AL  3 (8th)
1953 AL  9 (1st)
Career  23 (203rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1953 AL  19 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1952 AL  222 (8th)
1953 AL  243 (4th)
1954 AL  249 (1st)
1955 AL  197 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  1.370 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 AL  0.272 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1952 AL  14 (6th)
1954 AL  15 (6th)
1955 AL  17 (2nd)
1956 AL  12 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1953 AL  95 (8th)
1954 AL  90 (5th)
1955 AL  88 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1952 AL  973 (10th)
1953 AL  1,036 (8th)
1954 AL  1,034 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1952 AL  131 (7th)
1953 AL  116 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1952 AL  3.25 (10th)
1955 AL  3.50 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1952 AL  22 (7th)
1953 AL  19 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1952 AL  2.4 (7th)
1953 AL  2.0 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1952 AL  23.91 (8th)
1953 AL  25.32 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1952 AL  3.8 (6th)
1953 AL  3.1 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1953 AL  2.8 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1952 AL  2.6 (8th)
1953 AL  2.7 (6th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1953 AL  16 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1953 AL  50 (2nd)
1954 AL  61 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1954 AL  3 (3rd)
1957 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1953 AL  2.33 (3rd)
1954 AL  2.62 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1953 AL  1.94 (2nd)
1954 AL  2.22 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1952 AL  1.000 (1st)
1953 AL  1.000 (1st)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 9 (273), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 41 (620), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 13 (865), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1298), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (550th), 17.6 career WAR/18.5 7yr-peak WAR/18.0 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: Erwin Bob bobby Cooledge robert Porterfield

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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