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Woody Rich

Woodrow Earl Rich

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

Born: March 9, 1916 in Morganton, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1939 (Age 23.044)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Braves 1939-1944

Final Game: September 16, 1944 (Age 28.191)
Died: April 18, 1983 in Morganton, NC
Buried: South Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Morganton, NC
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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
1939 23 BOS AL 4 3 .571 4.91 21 12 4 3 0 1 77.0 78 46 42 2 35 24 5 0 0 344 96 4.25 1.468 9.1 0.2 4.1 2.8 0.69
1940 24 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 0.77 3 1 1 1 0 0 11.2 9 3 1 2 1 8 0 0 0 44 597 3.95 0.857 6.9 1.5 0.8 6.2 8.00
1941 25 BOS AL 0 0 17.18 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 4 0 0 0 21 27 5.66 2.727 19.6 2.5 4.9 9.8 2.00
1944 28 BSN NL 1 1 .500 5.76 7 2 3 1 0 0 25.0 32 17 16 3 12 6 3 0 0 117 68 5.42 1.760 11.5 1.1 4.3 2.2 0.50
4 Yrs 6 4 .600 5.06 33 16 9 5 0 1 117.1 127 73 66 8 50 42 8 0 0 526 90 4.51 1.509 9.7 0.6 3.8 3.2 0.84
162 Game Avg. 8 6 .600 5.06 46 22 12 7 0 1 163 176 101 92 11 69 58 11 0 0 730 90 4.51 1.509 9.7 0.6 3.8 3.2 0.84
BOS (3 yrs) 5 3 .625 4.87 26 14 6 4 0 1 92.1 95 56 50 5 38 36 5 0 0 409 97 4.26 1.440 9.3 0.5 3.7 3.5 0.95
BSN (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.76 7 2 3 1 0 0 25.0 32 17 16 3 12 6 3 0 0 117 68 5.42 1.760 11.5 1.1 4.3 2.2 0.50
AL (3 yrs) 5 3 .625 4.87 26 14 6 4 0 1 92.1 95 56 50 5 38 36 5 0 0 409 97 4.26 1.440 9.3 0.5 3.7 3.5 0.95
NL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.76 7 2 3 1 0 0 25.0 32 17 16 3 12 6 3 0 0 117 68 5.42 1.760 11.5 1.1 4.3 2.2 0.50
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 23 BOS AL 77.0 21 12 46 5.38 5.01 -0.12 0.00 105.6 5.41 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.7 9 .498 .500 $2,500
1940 24 BOS AL 11.2 3 1 3 2.31 4.74 -0.17 0.00 103.8 5.09 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.5 5 .621 .502 $3,600
1941 25 BOS AL 3.2 2 1 7 17.18 4.80 -0.13 0.00 100.5 4.96 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .298 .498 $4,000
1944 28 BSN NL 25.0 7 2 17 6.12 4.47 -0.01 0.00 101.1 4.53 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .436 .497
4 Seasons 117.1 33 16 73 5.60 4.86 -0.10 0.00 104.3 5.18 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .484 .499 $10,100
BOS (3 yrs) 92.1 26 14 56 5.46 4.96 -0.12 0.00 105.2 5.35 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.8 9 .497 .500 $10,100
BSN (1 yr) 25.0 7 2 17 6.12 4.47 -0.01 0.00 101.1 4.53 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .436 .497

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
1939 23 BOS AL 21 29 27 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .286 .259 .545 38 7 1 0 1 1
1940 24 BOS AL 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 25 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1944 28 BSN NL 7 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 -31 1 1 0 1 /1
4 Yrs 33 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .205 .225 .205 .430 11 8 2 0 2
162 Game Avg. 162 206 191 15 39 0 0 0 5 0 5 25 .205 .225 .205 .430 11 39 10 0 10
BOS (3 yrs) 26 33 31 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .226 .250 .226 .476 21 7 1 0 1
BSN (1 yr) 7 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 -31 1 1 0 1
AL (3 yrs) 26 33 31 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .226 .250 .226 .476 21 7 1 0 1
NL (1 yr) 7 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 -31 1 1 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
1939 23 BOS AL 21 29 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $2,500 1
1940 24 BOS AL 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,600 /1
1941 25 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000 /1
1944 28 BSN NL 7 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
4 Seasons 33 42 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,100
BOS (3 yrs) 26 33 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,100
BSN (1 yr) 7 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1939 BOS AL 23 P 21 12 3 77.0 28 3 22 3 0 .893 2.92 1.19 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 BOS AL 24 P 3 1 1 11.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.77 0.33 .960 2.08 2.00 0 0 0
1941 BOS AL 25 P 2 1 0 3.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.91 1.00 .960 2.21 2.10 0 0 0
1944 BSN NL 28 P 7 2 1 25.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 2.16 0.86 .962 2.12 2.13 0 1 100% 0
4 Seasons P 33 16 5 117.1 37 4 30 3 1 .919 2.61 1.03 .954 1.99 1.96 0 1 100% 0
4 Seasons TOT 33 16 5 117.1 37 4 30 3 1 .919 2.61 1.03 .954 1.99 1.96 0 1 100% 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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1939 AL  5 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (5th)

                           

Transactions

  • December 31, 1941: Purchased by Indianapolis (American Association) from the Boston Red Sox.
  • November 2, 1942: Drafted by the St. Louis Browns from Indianapolis (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1939 23 Boston Red Sox $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 24 Boston Red Sox $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 25 Boston Red Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,100
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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