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Mel Queen

Melvin Joseph Queen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 204 lb.

Born: March 4, 1918 in Maxwell, PA
High School: Wellsburg HS (Wellsburg, WV)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1942 (Age 24.045)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Yankees 1942-1952

Final Game: May 1, 1952 (Age 34.058)
Died: April 4, 1982 in Fort Smith, AR
Buried: Gracelawn Memorial Park, Van Buren, AR
Relatives: Father of Mel Queen
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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
1942 24 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 6 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 25 5.07 1.588 9.5 0.0 4.8 0.0 0.00
1944 26 NYY AL 6 3 .667 3.31 10 10 0 4 1 0 81.2 68 32 30 7 34 30 1 0 1 343 106 4.20 1.249 7.5 0.8 3.7 3.3 0.88
1946 28 NYY AL 1 1 .500 6.53 14 3 3 1 0 0 30.1 40 28 22 2 21 26 0 1 0 152 53 3.61 2.011 11.9 0.6 6.2 7.7 1.24
1947 29 TOT MLB 3 7 .300 4.46 19 12 3 2 0 0 80.2 79 46 40 10 55 36 2 1 0 376 94 5.33 1.661 8.8 1.1 6.1 4.0 0.65
1947 29 NYY AL 0 0 9.45 5 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 9 7 7 2 4 2 1 0 0 33 40 8.05 1.950 12.2 2.7 5.4 2.7 0.50
1947 29 PIT NL 3 7 .300 4.01 14 12 1 2 0 0 74.0 70 39 33 8 51 34 1 1 0 343 106 5.09 1.635 8.5 1.0 6.2 4.1 0.67
1948 30 PIT NL 4 4 .500 6.65 25 8 6 0 0 1 66.1 82 51 49 8 40 34 3 0 1 316 62 5.14 1.839 11.1 1.1 5.4 4.6 0.85
1950 32 PIT NL 5 14 .263 5.98 33 21 5 4 1 0 120.1 135 95 80 18 73 76 2 1 1 562 73 5.14 1.729 10.1 1.3 5.5 5.7 1.04
1951 33 PIT NL 7 9 .438 4.44 39 21 4 4 1 0 168.1 149 90 83 21 99 123 1 0 6 741 95 4.42 1.473 8.0 1.1 5.3 6.6 1.24
1952 34 PIT NL 0 2 .000 29.70 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 12 11 2 4 3 0 0 2 25 15 11.99 3.600 21.6 5.4 10.8 8.1 0.75
8 Yrs 27 40 .403 5.09 146 77 23 15 3 1 556.2 567 354 315 68 329 328 11 3 11 2540 80 4.77 1.610 9.2 1.1 5.3 5.3 1.00
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .403 5.09 45 23 7 5 1 0 170 173 108 96 21 100 100 3 1 3 775 80 4.77 1.610 9.2 1.1 5.3 5.3 1.00
PIT (5 yrs) 19 36 .345 5.33 113 64 16 10 2 1 432.1 444 287 256 57 267 270 7 2 10 1987 80 4.90 1.645 9.2 1.2 5.6 5.6 1.01
NYY (4 yrs) 8 4 .667 4.27 33 13 7 5 1 0 124.1 123 67 59 11 62 58 4 1 1 553 83 4.30 1.488 8.9 0.8 4.5 4.2 0.94
NL (5 yrs) 19 36 .345 5.33 113 64 16 10 2 1 432.1 444 287 256 57 267 270 7 2 10 1987 80 4.90 1.645 9.2 1.2 5.6 5.6 1.01
AL (4 yrs) 8 4 .667 4.27 33 13 7 5 1 0 124.1 123 67 59 11 62 58 4 1 1 553 83 4.30 1.488 8.9 0.8 4.5 4.2 0.94
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
1942 24 NYY AL 5.2 4 0 0 0.00 4.48 0.53 0.00 93.8 3.70 2 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .565 .502 $2,700
1944 26 NYY AL 81.2 10 10 32 3.53 3.97 0.15 0.00 102.3 3.91 3 0.4 -0.1 1.0 9 .538 .502
1946 28 NYY AL 30.1 14 3 28 8.31 4.08 0.33 0.00 97.6 3.65 -16 -1.6 .9 0.0 -1.3 -13 .387 .490
1947 29 NYY AL 6.2 5 0 7 9.45 3.70 0.17 0.00 105.4 3.72 -4 -0.4 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .414 .497
1947 29 PIT NL 74.0 14 12 39 4.74 4.74 -0.16 0.00 105.2 5.16 3 0.3 .9 -0.0 1.1 12 .523 .502
1948 30 PIT NL 66.1 25 8 51 6.92 4.33 0.20 0.00 104.0 4.30 -19 -1.9 1.2 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .424 .488
1950 32 PIT NL 120.1 33 21 95 7.11 4.82 -0.09 0.00 104.9 5.15 -26 -2.4 1.4 -0.1 -1.3 -13 .426 .485
1951 33 PIT NL 168.1 39 21 90 4.81 4.46 -0.12 0.00 105.4 4.83 0 0.0 .6 -0.1 1.7 18 .501 .500
1952 34 PIT NL 3.1 2 2 12 32.40 4.47 -0.23 0.00 114.0 5.36 -10 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -10 .162 .496
8 Seasons 556.2 146 77 354 5.72 4.46 -0.01 0.00 104.2 4.66 -66 -6.0 .9 -0.4 -0.8 -11 .459 .494 $2,700
PIT (5 yrs) 432.1 113 64 287 5.97 4.59 -0.07 0.00 105.1 4.90 -52 -4.6 1.0 -0.4 -0.5 -5 .459 .493
NYY (4 yrs) 124.1 33 13 67 4.85 4.01 0.21 0.00 100.9 3.83 -14 -1.4 .8 0.0 -0.3 -5 .459 .496 $2,700

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
1942 24 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1944 26 NYY AL 10 34 31 5 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 .194 .194 .290 .484 35 9 1 0 3 1
1946 28 NYY AL 14 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -20 1 0 0 0 1
1947 29 TOT MLB 19 28 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .074 .074 .074 .148 -61 2 1 0 1 1
1947 29 NYY AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1947 29 PIT NL 14 27 26 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .077 .077 .077 .154 -60 2 1 0 1 1
1948 30 PIT NL 25 19 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .059 .059 .059 .118 -68 1 0 0 2 1
1950 32 PIT NL 33 38 35 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .057 .083 .057 .140 -63 2 0 0 2 1
1951 33 PIT NL 39 54 47 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .106 .125 .106 .231 -38 5 1 0 6 1
1952 34 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 146 180 164 10 17 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 36 .104 .114 .122 .236 -37 20 3 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 200 182 11 19 3 0 0 4 0 2 40 .104 .114 .122 .236 -37 22 3 0 16
PIT (5 yrs) 113 138 125 5 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 22 .080 .094 .080 .174 -53 10 2 0 11
NYY (4 yrs) 33 42 39 5 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 .179 .179 .256 .436 22 10 1 0 3
NL (5 yrs) 113 138 125 5 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 22 .080 .094 .080 .174 -53 10 2 0 11
AL (4 yrs) 33 42 39 5 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 .179 .179 .256 .436 22 10 1 0 3

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
1942 24 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,700 /1
1944 26 NYY AL 10 34 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1946 28 NYY AL 14 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1947 29 NYY AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1947 29 PIT NL 14 27 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1948 30 PIT NL 25 19 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1950 32 PIT NL 33 38 -9 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1951 33 PIT NL 39 54 -10 1 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1952 34 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
8 Seasons 146 180 -33 1 0 0 19 -14 -1.5 0 -14 -1.5 .490 .498 -1.5 -0.0 -14 $2,700
PIT (5 yrs) 113 138 -29 1 0 0 15 -13 -1.4 0 -13 -1.4 .488 .498 -1.4 -0.0 -13
NYY (4 yrs) 33 42 -4 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,700

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
1942 NYY AL 24 P 4 0 0 5.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.50 .955 2.38 2.30 0 0 0
1944 NYY AL 26 P 10 10 4 81.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.88 0.80 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1946 NYY AL 28 P 14 3 1 30.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.29 .950 2.02 1.99 0 0 0
1947 TOT MLB 29 P 19 12 2 80.2 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.34 0.63 .966 2.09 2.03 6 4 40% 10% 0
1947 NYY AL 29 P 5 0 0 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.89 1.90 1 1 50% 50% 0
1947 PIT NL 29 P 14 12 2 74.0 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.46 0.86 .966 2.10 2.07 5 3 38% 0
1948 PIT NL 30 P 25 8 0 66.1 15 6 8 1 0 .933 1.90 0.56 .963 2.10 2.08 1 3 75% 0
1950 PIT NL 32 P 33 21 4 120.1 22 9 13 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.67 .961 2.12 2.10 2 2 50% 43% 0
1951 PIT NL 33 P 39 21 4 168.1 17 4 12 1 2 .941 0.86 0.41 .962 2.14 2.14 6 7 54% 43% 2
1952 PIT NL 34 P 2 2 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.15 1 0 0% 44% 0
8 Seasons P 146 77 15 556.2 81 27 51 3 3 .963 1.26 0.53 .961 2.11 2.09 16 16 50% 27% 2
8 Seasons TOT 146 77 15 556.2 81 27 51 3 3 .963 1.26 0.53 .961 2.11 2.09 16 16 50% 27% 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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  7.966 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1951 NL  6.576 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1951 NL  123 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  21 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  99 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1821), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1922), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3230th), -2.3 career WAR/-0.6 7yr-peak WAR/-1.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1942 24 New York Yankees $2,700 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,700
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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