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Lou Possehl

Louis Thomas Possehl

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL
High School: Steinmetz HS (Chicago, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 1946 (Age 20)
Team: Phillies 1946-1952

Final Game: June 4, 1952 (Age 26)
Died: October 7, 1997 in Sarasota, FL
Relatives: Grandson of George Rooks
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1946 20 PHI NL 1 2 .333 5.93 4.22 4 4 0 0 0 0 13.2 19 9 9 0 10 4 1 0 0 68 60 2.122 12.5 0.0 6.6 2.6 0.40
1947 21 PHI NL 0 0 4.15 2.73 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 16 104 1.154 10.4 0.0 0.0 2.1
1948 22 PHI NL 1 1 .500 4.91 5.18 3 2 0 1 0 0 14.2 17 8 8 3 4 7 0 0 0 60 82 1.432 10.4 1.8 2.5 4.3 1.75
1951 25 PHI NL 0 1 .000 6.00 1.98 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 4 0 3 6 0 0 0 30 68 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
1952 26 PHI NL 0 1 .000 4.97 6.50 4 1 0 0 0 0 12.2 12 9 7 3 7 4 0 0 0 58 76 1.500 8.5 2.1 5.0 2.8 0.57
5 Yrs 2 5 .286 5.26 4.67 15 8 2 1 0 0 51.1 62 33 30 6 24 22 2 0 0 232 73 1.675 10.9 1.1 4.2 3.9 0.92
162 Game Avg. 6 15 .286 5.26 4.67 44 24 6 3 0 0 152 183 98 89 18 71 65 6 0 0 686 73 1.675 10.9 1.1 4.2 3.9 0.92

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
1946 20 PHI NL 13.2 4 4 9 5.93 3.85 -0.26 0.00 99.2 4.08 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .425 .498
1947 21 PHI NL 4.1 2 0 2 4.15 4.71 -0.10 0.00 96.0 4.61 0 0.0 .5 -0.0 0.1 1 .511 .500
1948 22 PHI NL 14.2 3 2 8 4.91 4.71 -0.24 0.00 99.0 4.90 -0 -0.0 .5 -0.0 0.2 2 .498 .500
1951 25 PHI NL 6.0 2 1 5 7.50 4.24 -0.01 0.00 104.4 4.44 -2 -0.2 .0 0.0 -0.1 -1 .402 .499
1952 26 PHI NL 12.2 4 1 9 6.39 3.86 0.15 0.00 105.9 3.93 -3 -0.4 .2 0.1 -0.2 -2 .412 .498
5 Seasons 51.1 15 8 33 5.79 4.22 -0.11 0.00 101.1 4.37 -8 -0.8 .3 0.1 -0.2 -3 .445 .499

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
1946 20 PHI NL 53 4 68 56 9 19 1 1 0 0 0 10 4 .339 .448 .393 .841 .365 22 0 1 1 0 0
1947 21 PHI NL 12 2 19 16 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .353 .438 .790 .333 7 0 1 2 0 0
1948 22 PHI NL 20 3 64 60 8 17 0 0 3 2 1 4 7 .283 .328 .433 .761 .280 26 0 0 0 0 1
1951 25 PHI NL 23 2 31 28 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .321 .387 .321 .709 .409 9 0 0 0 0 0
1952 26 PHI NL 2 4 58 51 9 12 2 1 3 1 0 7 4 .235 .328 .490 .818 .205 25 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 110 15 240 211 33 62 5 2 6 3 1 24 22 .294 .371 .422 .793 .306 89 0 2 3 0 1
162 Game Avg. 325 44 710 624 98 183 15 6 18 9 3 71 65 .294 .371 .422 .793 .306 263 0 6 9 0 3
MLB Averages .260 .337 .367 .704 .277

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1946 20 PHI NL -3.0 -0.3 15 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 1.17 -0.3 0.0 -3.8 -0.4 1.30 -3.2 0 0 0
1947 21 PHI NL 0.2 0.0 7 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 -0.1 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1 1.11 -2.1 0 0 1
1948 22 PHI NL -1.0 -0.1 46 0.3 0.8 -0.5 .87 -0.0 0.4 1.6 0.2 0.97 -0.0 0 0 1
1951 25 PHI NL -1.5 -0.2 8 0.0 0.0 0.0 .00 1.0 0.1 0.96 0.8 0 0 0
1952 26 PHI NL -2.2 -0.2 59 -0.3 0.5 -0.9 .77 -0.3 -0.1 -3.3 -0.3 0.98 -4.3 0 0 3
5 Yrs -7.5 -0.8 135 -0.4 1.4 -1.8 .76 -0.8 0.2 -6.1 -0.6 1.02 -8.8 0 0 5

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
1946 20 PHI NL 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 .250 0 0 0 0 1 25% 42.2 63 26 5 2 0 3 2.4 0.0 3.4
1948 22 PHI NL 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0% 43.5 54 33 0 0 0 2 6.4 7.9 6.5
1951 25 PHI NL 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 30.0 30 30 0 0 0 1 4.0 4.0
1952 26 PHI NL 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 40.0 40 40 1 0 0 1 3.0 3.0 5.7
4 Yrs 13 8 2 5 1 1 0 2 6 .250 0 0 1 0 1 13% 41 63 26 6 2 0 7 3.6 5.4 4.5
MLB Averages .500 51% 50 115 -11 4.5 4.5 6.7

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
1947 21 PHI NL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .019 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.5
1948 22 PHI NL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 .865 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5.0
1951 25 PHI NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0
1952 26 PHI NL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 3 .772 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 3 0 7.0
4 Yrs 11 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% .708 0 0 5 0 0 6 2 4 6 0 5 0 6.4

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%
1946 20 PHI NL 68 67% 0.0% 5.9% 14.7% 2.9% 11% 1.00 76% 6 0 0%
1947 21 PHI NL 19 57% 0.0% 5.3% 0.0% 10.5% 40% 0.50 79% 1 0 0%
1948 22 PHI NL 64 70% 4.7% 10.9% 6.3% 4.7% 18% 0.35 78% 9 0 0%
1951 25 PHI NL 31 75% 0.0% 19.4% 9.7% 0.0% 0% 0.33 71% 2 0 0%
1952 26 PHI NL 58 61% 5.2% 6.9% 12.1% 10.3% 50% 0.78 76% 13 0 0%
5 Yrs 240 65% 2.5% 9.2% 10.0% 5.4% 21% 0.56 76% 31 0 0%
MLB Averages 49% 1.7% 9.9% 9.8% 5.3% 23% 0.95 77% 10%

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
1946 20 PHI NL 15 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 100% 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53
1947 21 PHI NL 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 100% 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
1948 22 PHI NL 44 17 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 21 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
1951 25 PHI NL 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
1952 26 PHI NL 56 12 3 0 2 1 2 1 2 8 5 0 63% 0 0 0 19 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
5 Yrs 130 62 6 0 3 2 3 3 2 12 8 0 67% 1 0 0 56 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
MLB Averages 53% 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+
1946 20 1 2 .333 5.93 4 4 0 0 0 0 13.2 19 9 9 0 10 4 1 0 0 68 60 2.122 12.5 0.0 6.6 2.6 0.40 60
1947 21 1 2 .333 5.50 6 4 1 0 0 0 18.0 24 11 11 0 10 5 2 0 0 84 68 1.889 12.0 0.0 5.0 2.5 0.50 68
1948 22 2 3 .400 5.23 9 6 1 1 0 0 32.2 41 19 19 3 14 12 2 0 0 144 74 1.684 11.3 0.8 3.9 3.3 0.86 74
1949 23 2 3 .400 5.23 9 6 1 1 0 0 32.2 41 19 19 3 14 12 2 0 0 144 74 1.684 11.3 0.8 3.9 3.3 0.86 74
1950 24 2 3 .400 5.23 9 6 1 1 0 0 32.2 41 19 19 3 14 12 2 0 0 144 74 1.684 11.3 0.8 3.9 3.3 0.86 74
1951 25 2 4 .333 5.35 11 7 2 1 0 0 38.2 50 24 23 3 17 18 2 0 0 174 73 1.733 11.6 0.7 4.0 4.2 1.06 73
1952 26 2 5 .286 5.26 15 8 2 1 0 0 51.1 62 33 30 6 24 22 2 0 0 232 73 1.675 10.9 1.1 4.2 3.9 0.92 73

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
1946 20 1 1 .500 6.43 14.0 22 11 10 0 12 4 1 2.429 14.1 7.7 2.6 0.33 0.0 4
1947 21 0 0 4.50 4.0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2
1948 22 1 1 .500 4.20 15.0 19 8 7 3 4 7 0 1.533 11.4 2.4 4.2 1.75 1.8 3
1951 25 0 1 .000 7.50 6.0 10 6 5 0 3 6 0 2.167 15.0 4.5 9.0 2.00 0.0 2
1952 26 0 1 .000 6.23 13.0 13 10 9 3 8 4 0 1.615 9.0 5.5 2.8 0.50 2.1 4
5 Yrs 2 4 .333 5.71 52.0 64 37 33 6 27 22 2 1.750 11.1 3.8 0.81 1.0 15



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Youngest s c a p y
1946 NL  born 1926-04-12 (5th)

                                         

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