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Ray Prim

Raymond Lee Prim (Pop)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: December 30, 1906 in Salitpa, AL
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1933 (Age 26.268)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Senators 1933-1946

Final Game: September 28, 1946 (Age 39.272)
Died: April 29, 1995 in Monte Rio, CA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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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
1933 26 WSH AL 0 1 .000 3.14 2 1 0 0 0 0 14.1 13 6 5 0 2 6 0 0 0 59 136 2.38 1.047 8.2 0.0 1.3 3.8 3.00
1934 27 WSH AL 0 2 .000 6.75 8 1 4 0 0 0 14.2 19 11 11 1 8 3 0 0 0 67 66 5.23 1.841 11.7 0.6 4.9 1.8 0.38
1935 28 PHI NL 3 4 .429 5.77 29 6 11 1 0 0 73.1 110 54 47 4 15 27 0 0 4 345 79 3.64 1.705 13.5 0.5 1.8 3.3 1.80
1943 36 CHC NL 4 3 .571 2.55 29 5 14 0 0 1 60.0 67 24 17 2 14 27 0 0 1 258 131 2.64 1.350 10.1 0.3 2.1 4.1 1.93
1945 38 CHC NL 13 8 .619 2.40 34 19 9 9 2 2 165.1 142 58 44 9 23 88 1 0 3 656 153 2.62 0.998 7.7 0.5 1.3 4.8 3.83
1946 39 CHC NL 2 3 .400 5.79 14 2 6 0 0 1 23.1 28 17 15 5 10 10 0 0 0 108 58 5.60 1.629 10.8 1.9 3.9 3.9 1.00
6 Yrs 22 21 .512 3.56 116 34 44 10 2 4 351.0 379 170 139 21 72 161 1 0 8 1493 107 3.13 1.285 9.7 0.5 1.8 4.1 2.24
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .512 3.56 53 15 20 5 1 2 159 172 77 63 10 33 73 0 0 4 677 107 3.13 1.285 9.7 0.5 1.8 4.1 2.24
CHC (3 yrs) 19 14 .576 2.75 77 26 29 9 2 4 248.2 237 99 76 16 47 125 1 0 4 1022 129 2.90 1.142 8.6 0.6 1.7 4.5 2.66
WSH (2 yrs) 0 3 .000 4.97 10 2 4 0 0 0 29.0 32 17 16 1 10 9 0 0 0 126 87 3.82 1.448 9.9 0.3 3.1 2.8 0.90
PHI (1 yr) 3 4 .429 5.77 29 6 11 1 0 0 73.1 110 54 47 4 15 27 0 0 4 345 79 3.64 1.705 13.5 0.5 1.8 3.3 1.80
NL (4 yrs) 22 18 .550 3.44 106 32 40 10 2 4 322.0 347 153 123 20 62 152 1 0 8 1367 110 3.07 1.270 9.7 0.6 1.7 4.2 2.45
AL (2 yrs) 0 3 .000 4.97 10 2 4 0 0 0 29.0 32 17 16 1 10 9 0 0 0 126 87 3.82 1.448 9.9 0.3 3.1 2.8 0.90
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
1933 26 WSH AL 14.1 2 1 6 3.77 5.83 0.27 0.00 96.0 5.34 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .623 .502
1934 27 WSH AL 14.2 8 1 11 6.75 5.40 0.06 0.00 100.5 5.37 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .474 .499
1935 28 PHI NL 73.1 29 6 54 6.63 4.77 -0.45 0.00 114.4 5.96 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .480 .496
1943 36 CHC NL 60.0 29 5 24 3.60 4.08 -0.11 0.00 98.8 4.15 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .514 .503
1945 38 CHC NL 165.1 34 19 58 3.16 4.63 0.22 0.00 96.4 4.25 19 2.1 1.4 -0.0 3.5 34 .561 .513
1946 39 CHC NL 23.1 14 2 17 6.56 4.17 -0.09 0.00 96.2 4.09 -6 -0.7 2.0 -0.1 -0.6 -4 .450 .496
6 Seasons 351.0 116 34 170 4.36 4.61 -0.00 0.00 100.7 4.67 10 1.2 1.2 -0.3 4.1 43 .511 .503
CHC (3 yrs) 248.2 77 26 99 3.58 4.45 0.11 0.00 97.0 4.21 16 1.8 1.3 -0.2 3.8 38 .523 .506
WSH (2 yrs) 29.0 10 2 17 5.28 5.61 0.16 0.00 98.3 5.35 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 4 .503 .499
PHI (1 yr) 73.1 29 6 54 6.63 4.77 -0.45 0.00 114.4 5.96 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .480 .496

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1945 38 CHC NL WS L DET 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 1.250 9.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 1.250 9.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1933 26 WSH AL 3 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1 /1
1934 27 WSH AL 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -30 0 0 0 /1
1935 28 PHI NL 29 24 24 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 2 0 0 0 1
1943 36 CHC NL 29 15 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .167 .231 .167 .397 17 2 0 0 2 1
1945 38 CHC NL 34 61 51 4 13 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 .255 .321 .255 .576 63 13 0 0 5 1
1946 39 CHC NL 14 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 54 1 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 117 116 100 8 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 8 17 .180 .241 .180 .421 17 18 0 0 8
162 Game Avg. 162 161 138 11 25 0 0 0 6 0 11 24 .180 .241 .180 .421 17 25 0 11
CHC (3 yrs) 77 82 68 6 16 0 0 0 3 0 7 13 .235 .307 .235 .542 54 16 0 0 7
WSH (2 yrs) 11 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 -68 0 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 29 24 24 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 2 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 106 106 92 7 18 0 0 0 4 0 7 16 .196 .253 .196 .448 25 18 0 0 7
AL (2 yrs) 11 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 -68 0 0 1

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
1933 26 WSH AL 3 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .463 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1934 27 WSH AL 8 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1935 28 PHI NL 29 24 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1943 36 CHC NL 29 15 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1945 38 CHC NL 34 61 -3 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1946 39 CHC NL 14 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 117 116 -12 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
CHC (3 yrs) 77 82 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .504 .501 0.3 0.0 3
WSH (2 yrs) 11 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
PHI (1 yr) 29 24 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 38 CHC NL WS DET L 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1933 WSH AL 26 P 2 1 0 14.1 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 5.02 4.00 .960 2.26 2.25
1934 WSH AL 27 P 8 1 0 14.2 6 0 5 1 1 .833 3.07 0.63 .957 2.15 2.11
1935 PHI NL 28 P 29 6 1 73.1 17 4 13 0 2 1.000 2.09 0.59 .959 2.31 2.28
1943 CHC NL 36 P 29 5 0 60.0 25 3 21 1 1 .960 3.60 0.83 .961 2.25 2.25 1 0 0% 0
1945 CHC NL 38 P 34 19 9 165.1 33 7 25 1 2 .970 1.74 0.94 .963 2.18 2.17 2 2 50% 0
1946 CHC NL 39 P 14 2 0 23.1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 3.47 0.64 .960 2.24 2.22 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 116 34 10 351.0 98 16 79 3 6 .969 2.44 0.82 .961 2.22 2.22 3 2 40% 0
6 Seasons TOT 116 34 10 351.0 98 16 79 3 6 .969 2.44 0.82 .961 2.22 2.22 3 2 40% 0
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1945 NL  2.40 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1945 NL  .619 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1945 NL  0.998 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 NL  7.730 (1st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 NL  1.252 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 NL  4.790 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1945 NL  88 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1945 NL  3.826 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1943 NL  14 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1945 NL  153 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1945 NL  2.62 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1945 NL  21 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1945 NL  2.2 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1945 NL  7.42 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.5 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1945 NL  0.8 (10th)

Oldest s c a p y
1946 NL  born 1906-12-30 (7th)

                                         

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 - 8 (307), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 15 (1274), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1240), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (698th), 4.0 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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