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Charlie Root

Charles Henry Root (Chinski)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 17, 1899 in Middletown, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1923 (Age 24.032)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Browns 1923-1941

Final Game: September 2, 1941 (Age 42.169)
Died: November 5, 1970 in Hollister, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #135. Kevin Appier… #136. Deacon Phillippe… #137. Jesse Tannehill… #138. CHARLIE ROOT… #139. Chief Bender… #140. Vida Blue… #141. Freddie Fitzsimmons… 

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
1923 24 SLB AL 0 4 .000 5.70 27 2 15 0 0 0 60.0 68 45 38 4 18 27 6 0 1 263 74 4.10 1.433 10.2 0.6 2.7 4.1 1.50
1926 27 CHC NL 18 17 .514 2.82 42 32 7 21 2 2 271.1 267 104 85 10 62 127 6 1 1 1110 137 3.21 1.213 8.9 0.3 2.1 4.2 2.05 MVP-16
1927 28 CHC NL 26 15 .634 3.76 48 36 12 21 4 2 309.0 296 148 129 16 117 145 9 1 3 1316 104 3.98 1.337 8.6 0.5 3.4 4.2 1.24 MVP-4
1928 29 CHC NL 14 18 .438 3.57 40 30 6 13 1 2 237.0 214 109 94 15 73 122 7 0 0 992 109 3.71 1.211 8.1 0.6 2.8 4.6 1.67
1929 30 CHC NL 19 6 .760 3.47 43 31 9 19 4 5 272.0 286 120 105 12 83 124 3 0 1 1158 132 3.77 1.357 9.5 0.4 2.7 4.1 1.49
1930 31 CHC NL 16 14 .533 4.33 37 30 6 15 4 4 220.1 247 122 106 18 63 124 7 0 1 967 113 4.39 1.407 10.1 0.7 2.6 5.1 1.97
1931 32 CHC NL 17 14 .548 3.48 39 31 6 19 3 2 251.0 240 109 97 7 71 131 7 0 1 1043 111 3.36 1.239 8.6 0.3 2.5 4.7 1.85 MVP-20
1932 33 CHC NL 15 10 .600 3.58 39 24 10 11 0 3 216.1 211 99 86 10 55 96 5 0 4 908 106 3.56 1.230 8.8 0.4 2.3 4.0 1.75
1933 34 CHC NL 15 10 .600 2.60 35 30 4 20 2 0 242.1 232 85 70 14 61 86 10 0 3 1008 127 3.72 1.209 8.6 0.5 2.3 3.2 1.41
1934 35 CHC NL 4 7 .364 4.28 34 9 14 2 0 0 117.2 141 62 56 8 53 46 5 0 2 538 91 4.70 1.649 10.8 0.6 4.1 3.5 0.87
1935 36 CHC NL 15 8 .652 3.08 38 18 16 11 1 2 201.1 193 85 69 15 47 94 3 0 2 826 128 3.84 1.192 8.6 0.7 2.1 4.2 2.00
1936 37 CHC NL 3 6 .333 4.15 33 3 15 0 0 1 73.2 81 34 34 3 20 32 2 0 0 315 96 3.82 1.371 9.9 0.4 2.4 3.9 1.60
1937 38 CHC NL 13 5 .722 3.38 43 15 20 5 0 5 178.2 173 71 67 18 32 74 4 0 2 729 117 4.13 1.147 8.7 0.9 1.6 3.7 2.31 MVP-12
1938 39 CHC NL 8 7 .533 2.86 44 11 20 5 0 9 160.2 163 62 51 10 30 70 2 0 0 673 134 3.46 1.201 9.1 0.6 1.7 3.9 2.33 MVP-25
1939 40 CHC NL 8 8 .500 4.03 35 16 12 8 0 4 167.1 189 83 75 11 34 65 2 1 0 709 97 3.70 1.333 10.2 0.6 1.8 3.5 1.91
1940 41 CHC NL 2 4 .333 3.86 36 8 10 1 0 1 112.0 118 61 48 9 33 50 1 0 0 490 97 3.90 1.348 9.5 0.7 2.7 4.0 1.52
1941 42 CHC NL 8 7 .533 5.40 19 15 4 6 0 0 106.2 133 68 64 9 37 46 0 0 1 484 65 3.94 1.594 11.2 0.8 3.1 3.9 1.24
17 Yrs 201 160 .557 3.59 632 341 186 177 21 42 3197.1 3252 1467 1274 189 889 1459 79 3 22 13529 111 3.79 1.295 9.2 0.5 2.5 4.1 1.64
162 Game Avg. 14 11 .557 3.59 44 24 13 12 1 3 223 227 103 89 13 62 102 6 0 2 946 111 3.79 1.295 9.2 0.5 2.5 4.1 1.64
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
CHC (16 yrs) 201 156 .563 3.55 605 339 171 177 21 42 3137.1 3184 1422 1236 185 871 1432 73 3 21 13266 112 3.78 1.292 9.1 0.5 2.5 4.1 1.64
SLB (1 yr) 0 4 .000 5.70 27 2 15 0 0 0 60.0 68 45 38 4 18 27 6 0 1 263 74 4.10 1.433 10.2 0.6 2.7 4.1 1.50
NL (16 yrs) 201 156 .563 3.55 605 339 171 177 21 42 3137.1 3184 1422 1236 185 871 1432 73 3 21 13266 112 3.78 1.292 9.1 0.5 2.5 4.1 1.64
AL (1 yr) 0 4 .000 5.70 27 2 15 0 0 0 60.0 68 45 38 4 18 27 6 0 1 263 74 4.10 1.433 10.2 0.6 2.7 4.1 1.50
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
1923 24 SLB AL 60.0 27 2 45 6.75 4.90 0.03 0.00 106.3 5.18 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .462 .494 $2,100
1926 27 CHC NL 271.1 42 32 104 3.45 4.62 0.23 0.00 100.6 4.41 28 3.0 1.0 -0.1 5.2 52 .573 .519 MVP-16
1927 28 CHC NL 309.0 48 36 148 4.31 4.66 0.16 0.00 98.6 4.44 7 0.7 1.0 -0.2 3.1 31 .514 .504 MVP-4
1928 29 CHC NL 238.0 40 30 109 4.12 4.62 0.31 0.00 97.6 4.20 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 23 .503 .501
1929 30 CHC NL 272.0 43 31 120 3.97 5.27 0.23 0.00 97.5 4.92 28 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.8 56 .563 .517
1930 31 CHC NL 220.1 37 30 122 4.98 5.74 0.02 0.00 97.0 5.55 14 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.0 37 .534 .508 $16,000
1931 32 CHC NL 250.2 39 31 109 3.91 4.41 0.01 0.00 100.0 4.40 14 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.5 35 .539 .509 MVP-20
1932 33 CHC NL 216.1 39 24 99 4.12 4.50 0.21 0.00 99.3 4.26 3 0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.1 22 .509 .502
1933 34 CHC NL 242.2 35 30 85 3.15 3.99 0.27 0.00 98.9 3.68 14 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.6 32 .548 .510
1934 35 CHC NL 117.2 34 9 62 4.74 4.84 0.15 0.00 98.2 4.60 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.7 8 .492 .498
1935 36 CHC NL 201.1 38 18 85 3.80 4.64 0.34 0.00 97.6 4.19 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.3 27 .520 .505
1936 37 CHC NL 73.2 33 3 34 4.15 4.66 0.27 0.00 98.1 4.31 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 8 .503 .501
1937 38 CHC NL 178.2 43 15 71 3.58 4.45 0.07 0.00 99.6 4.36 16 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.2 32 .539 .510 MVP-12
1938 39 CHC NL 160.2 44 11 62 3.47 4.47 0.16 0.00 100.5 4.34 16 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.1 29 .539 .511 MVP-25
1939 40 CHC NL 167.0 35 16 83 4.47 4.43 -0.22 0.00 99.7 4.63 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.8 18 .512 .503
1940 41 CHC NL 112.0 36 8 61 4.90 4.26 0.00 0.00 97.1 4.13 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .474 .494
1941 42 CHC NL 106.2 19 15 68 5.74 4.02 -0.19 0.00 97.1 4.09 -19 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -10 .401 .488
17 Seasons 3198.0 632 341 1467 4.13 4.64 0.14 0.00 98.8 4.44 113 11.9 1.0 -1.6 38.0 397 .519 .505 $18,100
Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
CHC (16 yrs) 3138.0 605 339 1422 4.08 4.63 0.14 0.00 98.7 4.43 124 12.9 1.0 -1.6 38.4 401 .521 .506 $16,000
SLB (1 yr) 60.0 27 2 45 6.75 4.90 0.03 0.00 106.3 5.18 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .462 .494 $2,100

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
1929 30 CHC NL WS L PHA 0 1 .000 4.73 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.1 12 7 7 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 53 1.050 8.1 1.4 1.4 5.4 4.00
1932 33 CHC NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 10.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 6 5 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 22 2.077 12.5 8.3 6.2 8.3 1.33
1935 36 CHC NL WS L DET 0 1 .000 18.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 5 4 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 12 3.000 22.5 4.5 4.5 9.0 2.00
1938 39 CHC NL WS L NYY 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1.000 9.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 0 3 .000 6.75 6 4 1 0 0 0 22.2 26 18 17 8 6 1 15 0 0 0 99 1.412 10.3 3.2 2.4 6.0 2.50
4 WS 0 3 .000 6.75 6 4 1 0 0 0 22.2 26 18 17 8 6 1 15 0 0 0 99 1.412 10.3 3.2 2.4 6.0 2.50

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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
1923 24 SLB AL 27 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 -43 1 0 0 1
1926 27 CHC NL 42 99 91 8 13 1 0 1 7 0 2 25 .143 .179 .187 .366 -2 17 2 4 1 MVP-16
1927 28 CHC NL 48 132 122 15 27 6 1 0 8 0 4 35 .221 .252 .287 .539 43 35 1 5 1 MVP-4
1928 29 CHC NL 40 83 73 5 13 5 0 0 5 0 2 18 .178 .200 .247 .447 17 18 0 8 1
1929 30 CHC NL 43 105 96 8 15 3 4 1 15 0 4 28 .156 .190 .302 .492 20 29 0 5 1
1930 31 CHC NL 37 87 80 4 21 8 0 1 6 1 4 21 .263 .306 .400 .706 68 32 1 2 1
1931 32 CHC NL 39 95 90 7 20 8 0 0 8 0 4 31 .222 .255 .311 .566 50 28 0 1 1 MVP-20
1932 33 CHC NL 39 78 76 4 13 1 0 1 10 0 0 29 .171 .171 .224 .395 5 17 0 2 1
1933 34 CHC NL 35 93 85 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 4 22 .094 .135 .129 .264 -24 11 2 0 4 1
1934 35 CHC NL 34 41 40 3 7 3 0 2 4 0 0 13 .175 .175 .400 .575 50 16 0 0 1 1
1935 36 CHC NL 38 83 69 8 14 2 1 1 7 0 3 22 .203 .236 .304 .540 43 21 1 0 12 1
1936 37 CHC NL 33 17 15 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .333 .412 .333 .745 101 5 1 0 0 1
1937 38 CHC NL 43 71 67 7 12 2 0 1 9 0 1 19 .179 .203 .254 .457 21 17 0 1 2 1 MVP-12
1938 39 CHC NL 44 53 48 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 4 16 .167 .231 .188 .418 15 9 2 0 1 1 MVP-25
1939 40 CHC NL 35 63 57 4 10 2 1 2 6 0 2 21 .175 .217 .351 .568 49 20 0 1 3 1
1940 41 CHC NL 36 34 31 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 .129 .206 .129 .335 -5 4 2 1 0 1
1941 42 CHC NL 19 42 33 4 5 1 0 1 4 0 5 10 .152 .263 .273 .536 54 9 1 0 4 1
17 Yrs 632 1190 1086 86 196 46 7 11 93 1 0 44 329 .180 .217 .266 .483 27 289 9 7 54
162 Game Avg. 162 305 278 22 50 12 2 3 24 0 11 84 .180 .217 .266 .483 27 74 2 14
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
CHC (16 yrs) 605 1176 1073 85 195 46 7 11 93 1 43 324 .182 .218 .268 .487 28 288 9 7 54
SLB (1 yr) 27 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 -43 1 0 0
NL (16 yrs) 605 1176 1073 85 195 46 7 11 93 1 43 324 .182 .218 .268 .487 28 288 9 7 54
AL (1 yr) 27 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 -43 1 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
1923 24 SLB AL 27 14 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $2,100 1
1926 27 CHC NL 42 99 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1 MVP-16
1927 28 CHC NL 48 132 -11 0 0 0 13 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1 MVP-4
1928 29 CHC NL 40 83 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1929 30 CHC NL 43 105 -15 0 0 0 12 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .494 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 1
1930 31 CHC NL 37 87 -5 -0 0 0 9 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $16,000 1
1931 32 CHC NL 39 95 -7 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1 MVP-20
1932 33 CHC NL 39 78 -11 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1933 34 CHC NL 35 93 -14 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1934 35 CHC NL 34 41 -3 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1935 36 CHC NL 38 83 -7 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1936 37 CHC NL 33 17 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1937 38 CHC NL 43 71 -8 0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1 MVP-12
1938 39 CHC NL 44 53 -6 0 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1 MVP-25
1939 40 CHC NL 35 63 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1940 41 CHC NL 36 34 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1941 42 CHC NL 19 42 -2 0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .513 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 1
17 Seasons 632 1190 -125 1 0 0 125 1 -0.1 0 1 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.1 1 $18,100
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (16 yrs) 605 1176 -123 1 0 0 124 3 0.1 0 3 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 -0.1 3 $16,000
SLB (1 yr) 27 14 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $2,100

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
1929 30 CHC NL WS PHA L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 33 CHC NL WS NYY L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 36 CHC NL WS DET L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 39 CHC NL WS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 WS 6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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
1923 SLB AL 24 P 27 2 0 60.0 14 1 13 0 0 1.000 2.10 0.52 .959 2.72 2.70
1926 CHC NL 27 P 42 32 21 271.1 70 8 58 4 4 .943 2.19 1.57 .958 2.57 2.53 MVP-16
1927 CHC NL 28 P 48 36 21 309.0 57 6 49 2 2 .965 1.60 1.15 .958 2.33 2.31 MVP-4
1928 CHC NL 29 P 40 30 13 237.0 46 6 39 1 2 .978 1.71 1.13 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 CHC NL 30 P 43 31 19 272.0 48 12 35 1 2 .979 1.56 1.09 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 CHC NL 31 P 37 30 15 220.1 36 9 27 0 1 1.000 1.47 0.97 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 CHC NL 32 P 39 31 19 251.0 42 3 38 1 0 .976 1.47 1.05 .959 2.22 2.19 MVP-20
1932 CHC NL 33 P 39 24 11 216.1 40 8 32 0 0 1.000 1.66 1.03 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 CHC NL 34 P 35 30 20 242.1 48 11 36 1 4 .979 1.75 1.34 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 CHC NL 35 P 34 9 2 117.2 25 2 23 0 1 1.000 1.91 0.74 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 CHC NL 36 P 38 18 11 201.1 35 7 27 1 0 .971 1.52 0.89 .959 2.31 2.28
1936 CHC NL 37 P 33 3 0 73.2 12 2 10 0 1 1.000 1.47 0.36 .950 2.32 2.31
1937 CHC NL 38 P 43 15 5 178.2 45 8 36 1 2 .978 2.22 1.02 .958 2.39 2.36 MVP-12
1938 CHC NL 39 P 44 11 5 160.2 29 5 23 1 0 .966 1.57 0.64 .964 2.21 2.19 MVP-25
1939 CHC NL 40 P 35 16 8 167.1 26 2 22 2 0 .923 1.29 0.69 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 CHC NL 41 P 36 8 1 112.0 25 3 22 0 0 1.000 2.01 0.69 .962 2.22 2.22 1 1 50% 1
1941 CHC NL 42 P 19 15 6 106.2 18 2 16 0 2 1.000 1.52 0.95 .965 2.23 2.21 0 1 100% 0
17 Seasons P 632 341 177 3197.1 616 95 506 15 21 .976 1.69 0.95 .961 2.33 2.31 1 2 67% 1
17 Seasons TOT 632 341 177 3197.1 616 95 506 15 21 .976 1.69 0.95 .961 2.33 2.31 1 2 67% 1
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

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 2.3%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (16, 10%)
1927 NL (4, 57%)
1931 NL (20, 4%)
1937 NL (12, 19%)
1938 NL (25, 1%)
0.92 Career Shares (276th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 NL  4.8 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1926 NL  5.2 (4th)
1929 NL  4.9 (5th)
Career  38.0 (187th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1926 NL  2.82 (2nd)
1929 NL  3.47 (3rd)
1933 NL  2.60 (5th)
1935 NL  3.08 (8th)
1938 NL  2.86 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  18 (6th)
1927 NL  26 (1st)
1929 NL  19 (2nd)
1930 NL  16 (9th)
1931 NL  17 (7th)
1932 NL  15 (8th)
Career  201 (111th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1927 NL  .634 (9th)
1929 NL  .760 (1st)
1932 NL  .600 (9th)
1933 NL  .600 (9th)
1935 NL  .652 (7th)
1937 NL  .722 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1926 NL  1.213 (6th)
1928 NL  1.211 (4th)
1929 NL  1.357 (9th)
1930 NL  1.407 (10th)
1931 NL  1.239 (6th)
1932 NL  1.230 (8th)
1933 NL  1.209 (10th)
1935 NL  1.192 (7th)
1937 NL  1.147 (4th)
1938 NL  1.201 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  8.856 (9th)
1927 NL  8.621 (6th)
1928 NL  8.127 (5th)
1929 NL  9.463 (6th)
1931 NL  8.606 (5th)
1932 NL  8.778 (10th)
1935 NL  8.628 (8th)
1937 NL  8.715 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  2.057 (9th)
1937 NL  1.612 (2nd)
1938 NL  1.680 (4th)
1939 NL  1.829 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1926 NL  4.213 (5th)
1927 NL  4.223 (5th)
1928 NL  4.633 (3rd)
1929 NL  4.103 (5th)
1930 NL  5.065 (3rd)
1931 NL  4.697 (5th)
1932 NL  3.994 (10th)
1935 NL  4.202 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1926 NL  42 (8th)
1927 NL  48 (1st)
1928 NL  40 (9th)
1929 NL  43 (3rd)
1931 NL  39 (4th)
1937 NL  43 (8th)
1938 NL  44 (5th)
Career  632 (159th)

Saves s c a p y
1926 NL  2 (9th)
1929 NL  5 (4th)
1930 NL  4 (8th)
1932 NL  3 (9th)
1937 NL  5 (4th)
1938 NL  9 (2nd)
1939 NL  4 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1926 NL  271.3 (4th)
1927 NL  309.0 (1st)
1929 NL  272.0 (2nd)
1931 NL  251.0 (5th)
Career  3,197.3 (105th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 NL  127 (2nd)
1927 NL  145 (2nd)
1928 NL  122 (3rd)
1929 NL  124 (4th)
1930 NL  124 (4th)
1931 NL  131 (5th)
1935 NL  94 (9th)
Career  1,459 (214th)

Games Started s c a p y
1926 NL  32 (6th)
1927 NL  36 (2nd)
1929 NL  31 (5th)
1930 NL  30 (9th)
1931 NL  31 (5th)
Career  341 (215th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1926 NL  21 (3rd)
1927 NL  21 (6th)
1929 NL  19 (2nd)
1931 NL  19 (6th)
1933 NL  20 (8th)
Career  177 (177th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1926 NL  2 (10th)
1927 NL  4 (2nd)
1929 NL  4 (2nd)
1930 NL  4 (1st)
1931 NL  3 (5th)
Career  21 (230th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  10 (10th)
1927 NL  16 (2nd)
1928 NL  15 (7th)
1933 NL  14 (3rd)
1935 NL  15 (9th)
1937 NL  18 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1927 NL  117 (1st)
1929 NL  83 (8th)
1931 NL  71 (8th)
Career  889 (168th)

Hits s c a p y
1926 NL  267 (4th)
1927 NL  296 (4th)
1929 NL  286 (3rd)
Career  3,252 (98th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  2.048 (3rd)
1928 NL  1.671 (3rd)
1929 NL  1.494 (5th)
1930 NL  1.968 (5th)
1931 NL  1.845 (8th)
1932 NL  1.746 (8th)
1935 NL  2.000 (10th)
1937 NL  2.313 (6th)
1938 NL  2.333 (3rd)
1939 NL  1.912 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 NL  0.397 (5th)
1931 NL  0.251 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1926 NL  17 (1st)
1927 NL  15 (9th)
1928 NL  18 (2nd)
1931 NL  14 (8th)
Career  160 (119th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1927 NL  129 (2nd)
1931 NL  97 (7th)
Career  1,274 (92nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1926 NL  6 (8th)
1927 NL  9 (3rd)
1928 NL  7 (3rd)
1930 NL  7 (3rd)
1931 NL  7 (3rd)
1933 NL  10 (4th)
1934 NL  5 (8th)
Career  79 (162nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1926 NL  1,110 (4th)
1927 NL  1,316 (1st)
1929 NL  1,158 (3rd)
1931 NL  1,043 (9th)
Career  13,529 (104th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1923 AL  15 (6th)
1935 NL  16 (9th)
1937 NL  20 (4th)
1938 NL  20 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1926 NL  137 (2nd)
1929 NL  132 (4th)
1933 NL  127 (4th)
1935 NL  128 (9th)
1938 NL  134 (2nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1926 NL  3.21 (4th)
1929 NL  3.77 (4th)
1930 NL  4.39 (5th)
1931 NL  3.36 (5th)
1932 NL  3.56 (9th)
1938 NL  3.46 (3rd)
1939 NL  3.70 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  31 (2nd)
1929 NL  35 (2nd)
1933 NL  19 (6th)
1938 NL  16 (7th)
Career  148 (137th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  3.2 (2nd)
1929 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1933 NL  2.1 (6th)
1938 NL  1.7 (8th)
Career  14.9 (141st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1935 NL  12 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1927 NL  48 (1st)
1929 NL  43 (3rd)
1931 NL  39 (4th)
1938 NL  44 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1926 NL  4 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1930 NL  1.000 (1st)
1932 NL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .976 (50th)

Oldest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1899-03-17 (9th)
1937 NL  born 1899-03-17 (7th)
1938 NL  born 1899-03-17 (2nd)
1939 NL  born 1899-03-17 (2nd)
1940 NL  born 1899-03-17 (1st)
1941 NL  born 1899-03-17 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (193), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 174 (65), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 61 (218), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 28 (170), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (233rd), 37.9 career WAR/26.1 7yr-peak WAR/32.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1923 24 St. Louis Browns $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 31 Chicago Cubs $16,000 ? Undated HOF clip
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,100
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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