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Ken Raffensberger

Kenneth David Raffensberger

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 8, 1917 in York, PA
High School: William Penn HS (York, PA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1939 (Age 21.260)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Phillies/Cubs/Redlegs/Cardinals 1939-1954

Final Game: June 2, 1954 (Age 36.298)
Died: November 10, 2002 in York, PA
Buried: Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #265. Sid Fernandez… #266. Scott Sanderson… #267. Spud Chandler… #268. KEN RAFFENSBERGER… #269. Charlie Ferguson… #270. Stu Miller… #271. Bob Ewing… 

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
1939 21 STL NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.97 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1940 22 CHC NL 7 9 .438 3.38 43 10 16 3 0 3 114.2 120 54 43 10 29 55 2 1 1 480 111 3.82 1.299 9.4 0.8 2.3 4.3 1.90
1941 23 CHC NL 0 1 .000 4.50 10 1 5 0 0 0 18.0 17 9 9 0 7 5 0 0 0 73 79 3.27 1.333 8.5 0.0 3.5 2.5 0.71
1943 25 PHI NL 0 1 .000 1.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 7 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 33 314 2.41 1.125 7.9 0.0 2.3 3.4 1.50
1944 ★ 26 PHI NL 13 20 .394 3.06 37 31 5 18 3 0 258.2 257 101 88 9 45 136 2 1 1 1091 117 2.48 1.168 8.9 0.3 1.6 4.7 3.02 AS
1945 27 PHI NL 0 3 .000 4.44 5 4 0 1 0 0 24.1 28 19 12 3 14 6 0 0 0 116 87 5.37 1.726 10.4 1.1 5.2 2.2 0.43
1946 28 PHI NL 8 15 .348 3.63 39 23 10 14 2 6 196.0 203 89 79 10 39 73 1 0 2 819 94 2.92 1.235 9.3 0.5 1.8 3.4 1.87
1947 29 TOT NL 8 11 .421 4.51 29 22 3 10 1 1 147.2 182 84 74 15 37 54 1 0 0 648 91 3.86 1.483 11.1 0.9 2.3 3.3 1.46
1947 29 PHI NL 2 6 .250 5.49 10 7 0 3 1 0 41.0 50 30 25 4 8 16 1 0 0 176 73 3.64 1.415 11.0 0.9 1.8 3.5 2.00
1947 29 CIN NL 6 5 .545 4.13 19 15 3 7 0 1 106.2 132 54 49 11 29 38 0 0 0 472 101 3.94 1.509 11.1 0.9 2.4 3.2 1.31
1948 30 CIN NL 11 12 .478 3.84 40 24 9 7 4 0 180.1 187 88 77 15 37 57 1 0 0 772 102 3.74 1.242 9.3 0.7 1.8 2.8 1.54
1949 31 CIN NL 18 17 .514 3.39 41 38 1 20 5 0 284.0 289 129 107 23 80 103 2 1 2 1190 124 3.70 1.299 9.2 0.7 2.5 3.3 1.29 MVP-19
1950 32 CIN NL 14 19 .424 4.26 38 35 1 18 4 0 239.0 271 127 113 34 40 87 2 0 0 1026 99 4.23 1.301 10.2 1.3 1.5 3.3 2.18
1951 33 CIN NL 16 17 .485 3.44 42 33 8 14 5 5 248.2 232 108 95 29 38 81 6 0 3 1008 119 3.87 1.086 8.4 1.0 1.4 2.9 2.13 MVP-18
1952 34 CIN NL 17 13 .567 2.81 38 33 5 18 6 1 247.0 247 85 77 18 45 93 2 0 1 1006 133 3.16 1.182 9.0 0.7 1.6 3.4 2.07 MVP-23
1953 35 CIN NL 7 14 .333 3.93 26 26 0 9 1 0 174.0 200 87 76 23 33 47 0 0 0 734 110 4.34 1.339 10.3 1.2 1.7 2.4 1.42
1954 36 CIN NL 0 2 .000 7.84 6 1 2 0 0 0 10.1 15 10 9 2 3 5 0 0 0 50 55 4.82 1.742 13.1 1.7 2.6 4.4 1.67
15 Yrs 119 154 .436 3.60 396 282 66 133 31 16 2151.2 2257 993 860 191 449 806 19 3 10 9051 110 3.59 1.258 9.4 0.8 1.9 3.4 1.80
162 Game Avg. 12 15 .436 3.60 40 28 7 13 3 2 216 226 100 86 19 45 81 2 0 1 908 110 3.59 1.258 9.4 0.8 1.9 3.4 1.80
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
CIN (8 yrs) 89 99 .473 3.64 250 205 29 93 25 7 1490.0 1573 688 603 155 305 511 13 1 6 6258 112 3.83 1.260 9.5 0.9 1.8 3.1 1.68
PHI (5 yrs) 23 45 .338 3.49 92 66 15 37 6 6 528.0 545 242 205 26 108 234 4 1 3 2235 102 2.87 1.237 9.3 0.4 1.8 4.0 2.17
CHC (2 yrs) 7 10 .412 3.53 53 11 21 3 0 3 132.2 137 63 52 10 36 60 2 1 1 553 106 3.75 1.304 9.3 0.7 2.4 4.1 1.67
STL (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.97 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
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
1939 21 STL NL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.91 0.12 0.00 110.0 5.26 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .564 .500
1940 22 CHC NL 114.2 43 10 54 4.24 4.43 0.00 0.00 98.8 4.38 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.3 12 .506 .501
1941 23 CHC NL 18.0 10 1 9 4.50 4.07 -0.18 0.00 96.3 4.09 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .492 .500
1943 25 PHI NL 8.0 1 1 3 3.38 3.97 -0.23 0.00 98.0 4.11 1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .578 .500
1944 ★ 26 PHI NL 258.2 37 31 101 3.51 4.44 -0.01 0.00 98.8 4.40 26 2.9 1.0 -0.2 5.0 47 .580 .518 AS
1945 27 PHI NL 24.1 5 4 19 7.03 4.80 -0.51 0.00 101.1 5.38 -5 -0.4 1.8 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .410 .497
1946 28 PHI NL 196.0 39 23 89 4.09 4.08 -0.24 0.00 100.4 4.33 5 0.6 1.8 -0.1 2.5 23 .515 .504
1947 29 PHI NL 41.0 10 7 30 6.59 4.50 -0.11 0.00 96.6 4.45 -10 -0.9 2.0 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .407 .494
1947 29 CIN NL 106.2 19 15 54 4.56 4.73 -0.34 0.00 101.4 5.14 7 0.7 1.3 -0.1 1.8 19 .536 .504
1948 30 CIN NL 180.1 40 24 88 4.39 4.54 -0.24 0.00 99.2 4.74 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.6 27 .517 .504
1949 31 CIN NL 283.0 41 38 129 4.10 4.60 -0.06 0.00 103.6 4.83 22 2.4 1.5 -0.1 5.3 54 .559 .515 MVP-19
1950 32 CIN NL 239.0 38 35 127 4.78 4.77 -0.19 0.00 102.4 5.08 9 0.9 2.0 -0.1 3.2 34 .524 .506
1951 33 CIN NL 248.2 42 33 108 3.91 4.59 -0.01 0.00 102.6 4.71 22 2.4 2.0 -0.0 4.9 48 .558 .515 MVP-18
1952 34 CIN NL 247.0 38 33 85 3.10 4.13 -0.10 0.00 100.2 4.24 31 3.6 3.8 -0.0 6.1 55 .596 .522 MVP-23
1953 35 CIN NL 174.0 26 26 87 4.50 4.65 0.28 0.00 100.2 4.38 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.6 17 .497 .500
1954 36 CIN NL 10.1 6 1 10 8.71 4.93 -0.07 0.00 104.3 5.22 -4 -0.4 .7 0.0 -0.2 -3 .436 .498
15 Seasons 2150.2 396 282 993 4.16 4.49 -0.09 0.00 100.8 4.62 112 12.8 1.4 -1.0 33.5 329 .532 .508
CIN (8 yrs) 1489.0 250 205 688 4.16 4.56 -0.08 0.00 101.6 4.72 93 10.3 1.6 -0.5 25.3 251 .541 .510
PHI (5 yrs) 528.0 92 66 242 4.13 4.32 -0.13 0.00 99.3 4.42 17 2.2 1.7 -0.4 6.8 64 .524 .508
CHC (2 yrs) 132.2 53 11 63 4.27 4.38 -0.02 0.00 98.5 4.34 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .503 .501
STL (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.91 0.12 0.00 110.0 5.26 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .564 .500

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
1939 21 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1940 22 CHC NL 43 32 30 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 5 0 0 2 1
1941 23 CHC NL 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1
1943 25 PHI NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1944 ★ 26 PHI NL 38 95 80 1 11 0 0 0 3 0 3 38 .138 .169 .138 .306 -12 11 1 0 13 1 AS
1945 27 PHI NL 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1946 28 PHI NL 39 71 60 5 10 3 0 0 1 0 2 23 .167 .194 .217 .410 18 13 2 0 9 1
1947 29 TOT NL 29 55 52 3 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 29 .192 .208 .192 .400 7 10 0 0 2 1
1947 29 PHI NL 10 15 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .267 .267 .267 .533 45 4 0 0 0 1
1947 29 CIN NL 19 40 37 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 22 .162 .184 .162 .346 -7 6 0 0 2 1
1948 30 CIN NL 40 67 62 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 27 .113 .141 .129 .270 -26 8 2 0 3 1
1949 31 CIN NL 41 105 90 7 16 4 0 1 3 0 2 31 .178 .204 .256 .460 22 23 1 1 12 1 MVP-19
1950 32 CIN NL 38 89 82 7 11 2 0 1 9 0 4 21 .134 .174 .195 .370 -3 16 2 0 3 1
1951 33 CIN NL 42 92 82 4 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 31 .122 .163 .146 .309 -17 12 2 0 6 1 MVP-18
1952 34 CIN NL 38 88 75 5 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 32 .107 .130 .160 .290 -20 12 0 0 11 1 MVP-23
1953 35 CIN NL 26 65 57 2 8 3 0 1 8 0 1 0 22 .140 .140 .246 .386 -2 14 3 0 8 1
1954 36 CIN NL 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 161 1 0 0 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 397 777 688 38 97 16 0 4 31 0 1 20 280 .141 .166 .182 .348 -5 125 13 1 70 0
162 Game Avg. 162 317 281 16 40 7 0 2 13 0 8 114 .141 .166 .182 .348 -5 51 5 0 29
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
CIN (8 yrs) 250 548 487 28 67 13 0 4 27 0 1 15 187 .138 .165 .189 .354 -5 92 10 1 45 0
PHI (5 yrs) 93 192 166 8 25 3 0 0 4 0 5 73 .151 .175 .169 .344 -1 28 3 0 22
CHC (2 yrs) 53 37 35 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 .143 .143 .143 .286 -20 5 0 0 3
STL (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1939 21 STL NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1940 22 CHC NL 43 32 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1941 23 CHC NL 10 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1943 25 PHI NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .442 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1944 ★ 26 PHI NL 38 95 -14 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1 AS
1945 27 PHI NL 5 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .471 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
1946 28 PHI NL 39 71 -7 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1947 29 PHI NL 10 15 -1 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1947 29 CIN NL 19 40 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1948 30 CIN NL 40 67 -11 -0 -0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
1949 31 CIN NL 41 105 -12 0 0 0 11 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 MVP-19
1950 32 CIN NL 38 89 -13 -0 0 0 10 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1951 33 CIN NL 42 92 -15 0 -0 0 9 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 1 MVP-18
1952 34 CIN NL 38 88 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1 MVP-23
1953 35 CIN NL 26 65 -8 -1 -1 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1954 36 CIN NL 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
15 Seasons 397 777 -110 0 -1 0 82 -29 -3.2 0 -29 -3.2 .492 .498 -3.1 -0.0 -29
CIN (8 yrs) 250 548 -79 -0 -1 0 59 -20 -2.2 0 -20 -2.2 .492 .498 -2.1 -0.0 -20
PHI (5 yrs) 93 192 -25 0 0 0 18 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .492 .499 -0.8 0.0 -7
CHC (2 yrs) 53 37 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
STL (1 yr) 1 0 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
1939 STL NL 21 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1940 CHC NL 22 P 43 10 3 114.2 24 6 18 0 2 1.000 1.88 0.56 .962 2.22 2.22 0 4 100% 0
1941 CHC NL 23 P 10 1 0 18.0 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 4.50 0.90 .964 2.25 2.21 0 0 0
1943 PHI NL 25 P 1 1 1 8.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.25 2.00 .960 2.25 2.20
1944 PHI NL 26 P 37 31 18 258.2 45 10 33 2 1 .956 1.50 1.16 .961 2.14 2.13 2 4 67% 1 AS
1945 PHI NL 27 P 5 4 1 24.1 8 1 6 1 0 .875 2.59 1.40 .962 2.18 2.16 1 0 0% 0
1946 PHI NL 28 P 39 23 14 196.0 33 7 26 0 1 1.000 1.52 0.85 .960 2.24 2.22 5 2 29% 0
1947 TOT NL 29 P 29 22 10 147.2 37 7 28 2 4 .946 2.13 1.21 .966 2.10 2.07 1 1 50% 0
1947 PHI NL 29 P 10 7 3 41.0 16 5 10 1 2 .938 3.29 1.50 .966 2.11 2.07 0 0 0
1947 CIN NL 29 P 19 15 7 106.2 21 2 18 1 2 .952 1.69 1.05 .966 2.10 2.07 1 1 50% 0
1948 CIN NL 30 P 40 24 7 180.1 35 4 28 3 0 .914 1.60 0.80 .963 2.11 2.08 6 1 14% 0
1949 CIN NL 31 P 41 38 20 284.0 48 6 41 1 2 .979 1.49 1.15 .953 2.04 2.02 5 8 62% 43% 2 MVP-19
1950 CIN NL 32 P 38 35 18 239.0 44 7 36 1 0 .977 1.62 1.13 .961 2.12 2.10 9 4 31% 43% 0
1951 CIN NL 33 P 42 33 14 248.2 39 5 31 3 1 .923 1.30 0.86 .962 2.14 2.14 7 2 22% 43% 0 MVP-18
1952 CIN NL 34 P 38 33 18 247.0 48 9 38 1 2 .979 1.71 1.24 .953 2.18 2.16 3 3 50% 44% 1 MVP-23
1953 CIN NL 35 P 26 26 9 174.0 50 7 41 2 3 .960 2.48 1.85 .956 2.06 2.02 3 1 25% 1
1954 CIN NL 36 P 6 1 0 10.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.09 2.07 0 0 0
15 Seasons P 396 282 133 2151.2 423 71 335 17 17 .960 1.70 1.03 .959 2.13 2.12 42 30 42% 24% 5
15 Seasons TOT 396 282 133 2151.2 423 71 335 17 17 .960 1.70 1.03 .959 2.13 2.12 42 30 42% 24% 5
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (19, 2%)
1951 NL (18, 2%)
1952 NL (23, 2%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1952 NL  5.7 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1944 NL  5.0 (8th)
1949 NL  5.3 (7th)
1951 NL  4.9 (6th)
1952 NL  6.1 (3rd)
Career  33.5 (229th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1952 NL  2.81 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  18 (3rd)
1951 NL  16 (10th)
1952 NL  17 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1944 NL  1.168 (8th)
1946 NL  1.235 (9th)
1948 NL  1.242 (8th)
1951 NL  1.086 (1st)
1952 NL  1.182 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 NL  1.566 (1st)
1946 NL  1.791 (2nd)
1948 NL  1.847 (3rd)
1949 NL  2.535 (8th)
1950 NL  1.506 (1st)
1951 NL  1.375 (1st)
1952 NL  1.640 (3rd)
1953 NL  1.707 (2nd)
Career  1.878 (66th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 NL  4.732 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 NL  43 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1940 NL  3 (6th)
1946 NL  6 (1st)
1951 NL  5 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1944 NL  258.7 (5th)
1949 NL  284.0 (2nd)
1951 NL  248.7 (8th)
1952 NL  247.0 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1944 NL  136 (4th)
1949 NL  103 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1944 NL  31 (9th)
1949 NL  38 (1st)
1950 NL  35 (5th)
1951 NL  33 (8th)
1952 NL  33 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1944 NL  18 (6th)
1946 NL  14 (6th)
1949 NL  20 (2nd)
1950 NL  18 (8th)
1951 NL  14 (9th)
1952 NL  18 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1944 NL  3 (8th)
1948 NL  4 (2nd)
1949 NL  5 (1st)
1950 NL  4 (5th)
1951 NL  5 (3rd)
1952 NL  6 (1st)
Career  31 (103rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  23 (4th)
1950 NL  34 (1st)
1951 NL  29 (3rd)
Career  191 (246th)

Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  257 (6th)
1946 NL  203 (8th)
1949 NL  289 (1st)
1950 NL  271 (4th)
1952 NL  247 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1944 NL  3.022 (1st)
1946 NL  1.872 (2nd)
1948 NL  1.541 (6th)
1950 NL  2.175 (2nd)
1951 NL  2.132 (2nd)
1952 NL  2.067 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1944 NL  0.313 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1944 NL  20 (1st)
1946 NL  15 (2nd)
1949 NL  17 (3rd)
1950 NL  19 (2nd)
1951 NL  17 (1st)
1952 NL  13 (10th)
1953 NL  14 (9th)
Career  154 (146th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1946 NL  79 (3rd)
1949 NL  107 (5th)
1950 NL  113 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1944 NL  1,091 (6th)
1949 NL  1,190 (2nd)
1951 NL  1,008 (10th)
1952 NL  1,006 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1949 NL  124 (10th)
1952 NL  133 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1944 NL  2.48 (1st)
1946 NL  2.92 (5th)
1952 NL  3.16 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  21 (8th)
1951 NL  17 (7th)
1952 NL  26 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1949 NL  2.2 (8th)
1951 NL  1.8 (7th)
1952 NL  2.9 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1949 NL  22.95 (6th)
1951 NL  12.76 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 NL  3.5 (3rd)
1951 NL  2.4 (7th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1951 NL  1.6 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1949 NL  2.3 (6th)
1951 NL  1.3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  13 (8th)
1949 NL  12 (6th)
1952 NL  11 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1940 NL  43 (5th)

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

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1953 NL  2.48 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1953 NL  1.85 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1946 NL  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 - 12 (194), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 85 (285), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 15 (789), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (278th), 30.3 career WAR/27.2 7yr-peak WAR/28.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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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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