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Johnny Rigney

John Dungan Rigney

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 28, 1914 in Oak Park, IL
School: University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1937 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1937 [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1937-1947

Final Game: July 4, 1947 (Age 32)
Died: October 21, 1984 in Lombard, IL
Buried: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #617. Sam Gray… #618. Rube Foster… #619. Armando Benitez… #620. JOHNNY RIGNEY… #621. Dick Hall… #622. Dan Plesac… #623. Jim Rooker… 

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
1937 22 CHW AL 2 5 .286 4.96 22 4 11 0 0 0 90.2 107 65 50 10 46 38 3 0 3 429 93 5.26 1.688 10.6 1.0 4.6 3.8 0.83
1938 23 CHW AL 9 9 .500 3.56 38 12 19 7 1 1 167.0 164 74 66 16 72 84 2 0 7 728 139 4.49 1.413 8.8 0.9 3.9 4.5 1.17
1939 24 CHW AL 15 8 .652 3.70 35 29 4 11 2 0 218.2 208 103 90 10 84 119 2 1 3 946 129 3.66 1.335 8.6 0.4 3.5 4.9 1.42 MVP-20
1940 25 CHW AL 14 18 .438 3.11 39 33 6 19 2 3 280.2 240 117 97 22 90 141 2 0 5 1152 143 3.83 1.176 7.7 0.7 2.9 4.5 1.57
1941 26 CHW AL 13 13 .500 3.84 30 29 0 18 3 0 237.0 224 116 101 21 92 119 2 0 7 1005 107 4.00 1.333 8.5 0.8 3.5 4.5 1.29
1942 27 CHW AL 3 3 .500 3.20 7 7 0 6 0 0 59.0 40 23 21 2 16 34 1 0 0 234 113 2.57 0.949 6.1 0.3 2.4 5.2 2.13
1946 31 CHW AL 5 5 .500 4.03 15 11 2 3 2 0 82.2 76 37 37 6 35 51 2 0 1 357 85 3.44 1.343 8.3 0.7 3.8 5.6 1.46
1947 32 CHW AL 2 3 .400 1.95 11 7 3 2 0 0 50.2 42 15 11 3 15 19 0 0 1 203 187 3.40 1.125 7.5 0.5 2.7 3.4 1.27
8 Yrs 63 64 .496 3.59 197 132 45 66 10 4 1186.1 1101 550 473 90 450 605 14 1 27 5054 122 3.93 1.307 8.4 0.7 3.4 4.6 1.34
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .496 3.59 41 27 9 14 2 1 245 228 114 98 19 93 125 3 0 6 1045 122 3.93 1.307 8.4 0.7 3.4 4.6 1.34

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
1937 22 CHW AL 90.2 22 4 65 6.45 5.25 0.36 0.00 99.9 4.88 -16 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .437 .491 $2,700
1938 23 CHW AL 167.0 38 12 74 3.99 5.68 0.02 0.00 102.5 5.80 32 3.0 1.0 -0.1 4.6 54 .579 .519
1939 24 CHW AL 218.2 35 29 103 4.24 5.17 0.07 0.00 105.6 5.38 26 2.5 1.0 -0.1 4.5 53 .571 .515 $5,000 MVP-20
1940 25 CHW AL 280.2 39 33 117 3.75 5.20 0.20 0.00 102.2 5.11 40 4.1 1.0 -0.2 6.6 72 .606 .525 $8,500
1941 26 CHW AL 237.0 30 29 116 4.41 4.94 0.14 0.00 99.3 4.77 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.9 33 .527 .505 $9,500
1942 27 CHW AL 59.0 7 7 23 3.51 4.31 0.07 0.00 97.4 4.13 4 0.4 -0.0 0.8 8 .560 .503 $9,500
1946 31 CHW AL 82.2 15 11 37 4.03 4.49 0.14 0.00 97.8 4.26 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.9 8 .515 .501 $10,500
1947 32 CHW AL 50.2 11 7 15 2.66 4.04 0.05 0.00 98.4 3.93 7 0.8 .5 -0.0 1.2 11 .577 .505 $14,000
8 Seasons 1186.1 197 132 550 4.17 5.07 0.13 0.00 101.4 5.01 103 10.5 1.0 -0.8 20.9 234 .553 .512 $59,700

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
1937 22 CHW AL 22 36 30 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 .167 .265 .167 .431 11 5 0 2 1
1938 23 CHW AL 38 59 55 1 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .145 .161 .164 .324 -20 9 0 3 1
1939 24 CHW AL 35 87 80 4 16 4 0 0 7 0 0 2 18 .200 .220 .250 .470 18 20 2 0 5 1 MVP-20
1940 25 CHW AL 40 107 93 5 20 4 0 0 7 1 0 3 28 .215 .240 .258 .498 28 24 3 0 12 1
1941 26 CHW AL 30 92 84 8 17 1 1 0 5 0 1 6 27 .202 .256 .238 .494 32 20 4 0 2 1
1942 27 CHW AL 7 22 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .053 .100 .053 .153 -56 1 3 0 2 /1
1946 31 CHW AL 15 30 26 2 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 .154 .154 .192 .346 -2 5 0 0 4 1
1947 32 CHW AL 11 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 1
8 Yrs 198 448 401 25 71 11 1 0 27 1 1 17 113 .177 .211 .209 .420 9 84 13 0 31
162 Game Avg. 162 367 328 20 58 9 1 0 22 1 1 14 92 .177 .211 .209 .420 9 69 0 25

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
1937 22 CHW AL 22 36 -5 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $2,700 1
1938 23 CHW AL 38 59 -12 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 1
1939 24 CHW AL 35 87 -11 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 1 MVP-20
1940 25 CHW AL 40 107 -12 0 0 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $8,500 1
1941 26 CHW AL 30 92 -9 -0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $9,500 1
1942 27 CHW AL 7 22 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .470 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $9,500 /1
1946 31 CHW AL 15 30 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,500 1
1947 32 CHW AL 11 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $14,000 1
8 Seasons 198 448 -60 0 0 0 49 -11 -1.1 0 -11 -1.1 .495 .499 -1.1 0.0 -11 $59,700

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
1937 CHW AL 22 P 22 4 0 90.2 19 3 14 2 0 .895 1.69 0.77 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CHW AL 23 P 38 12 7 167.0 38 4 32 2 4 .947 1.94 0.95 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 CHW AL 24 P 35 29 11 218.2 36 3 30 3 1 .917 1.36 0.94 .951 1.92 1.89 MVP-20
1940 CHW AL 25 P 39 33 19 280.2 50 4 46 0 2 1.000 1.60 1.28 .956 2.04 2.01 2 0 0% 0
1941 CHW AL 26 P 30 29 18 237.0 58 13 42 3 2 .948 2.09 1.83 .960 2.14 2.11 4 10 71% 0
1942 CHW AL 27 P 7 7 6 59.0 13 1 12 0 1 1.000 1.98 1.86 .957 2.30 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1946 CHW AL 31 P 15 11 3 82.2 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.87 .951 2.01 1.99 0 1 100% 0
1947 CHW AL 32 P 11 7 2 50.2 18 2 15 1 2 .944 3.02 1.55 .955 1.92 1.90 3 2 40% 50% 0
8 Seasons P 197 132 66 1186.1 245 32 202 11 12 .955 1.78 1.19 .955 2.06 2.02 9 14 61% 11% 0
8 Seasons TOT 197 132 66 1186.1 245 32 202 11 12 .955 1.78 1.19 .955 2.06 2.02 9 14 61% 11% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 AL (20, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1940 AL  6.6 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1938 AL  4.6 (9th)
1939 AL  4.5 (7th)
1940 AL  6.6 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1938 AL  3.56 (6th)
1940 AL  3.11 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1939 AL  15 (6th)
1940 AL  14 (10th)
1941 AL  13 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1939 AL  .652 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1938 AL  1.413 (10th)
1939 AL  1.335 (9th)
1940 AL  1.176 (2nd)
1941 AL  1.333 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  8.838 (4th)
1940 AL  7.696 (2nd)
1941 AL  8.506 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 AL  2.886 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 AL  4.527 (8th)
1939 AL  4.898 (4th)
1940 AL  4.521 (6th)
1941 AL  4.519 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 AL  39 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1939 AL  218.7 (7th)
1940 AL  280.7 (3rd)
1941 AL  237.0 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1939 AL  119 (4th)
1940 AL  141 (3rd)
1941 AL  119 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1939 AL  29 (7th)
1940 AL  33 (6th)
1941 AL  29 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1940 AL  19 (8th)
1941 AL  18 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 AL  2 (4th)
1940 AL  2 (9th)
1941 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  16 (10th)
1940 AL  22 (3rd)
1941 AL  21 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1940 AL  90 (8th)
1941 AL  92 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1940 AL  240 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1938 AL  1.167 (9th)
1939 AL  1.417 (6th)
1940 AL  1.567 (6th)
1941 AL  1.293 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 AL  0.412 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1940 AL  18 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1940 AL  97 (9th)
1941 AL  101 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1938 AL  7 (4th)
1941 AL  7 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1939 AL  946 (10th)
1940 AL  1,152 (5th)
1941 AL  1,005 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1938 AL  19 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1938 AL  139 (3rd)
1939 AL  129 (9th)
1940 AL  143 (3rd)
Career  122 (97th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1939 AL  3.66 (5th)
1940 AL  3.83 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  26 (5th)
1939 AL  25 (8th)
1940 AL  39 (3rd)
Career  100 (242nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1938 AL  2.4 (6th)
1939 AL  2.4 (8th)
1940 AL  3.8 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 AL  2.0 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1940 AL  12 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1939 AL  3 (5th)
1941 AL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1940 AL  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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 63 (405), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1763), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1050), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (478th), 19.8 career WAR/20.4 7yr-peak WAR/20.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
193722Chicago White Sox$2,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193924Chicago White Sox$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194025Chicago White Sox$8,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194126Chicago White Sox$9,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194227Chicago White Sox$9,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194631Chicago White Sox$10,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194732Chicago White Sox$14,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$59,700
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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