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Buster Ross

Chester Franklin Ross

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 11, 1903 in Kuttawa, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: June 15, 1924 (Age 21.096, 5,422nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1924-1926

Last Game: May 13, 1926 (Age 23.063)
Died: April 24, 1982 in Mayfield, KY
Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, KY
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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
1924 21 BOS AL 4 3 .571 3.47 30 2 20 1 1 1 93.1 109 49 36 3 30 16 0 0 3 407 126 4.08 1.489 10.5 0.3 2.9 1.5 0.53
1925 22 BOS AL 3 8 .273 6.20 33 8 15 0 0 0 94.1 119 86 65 9 40 15 5 0 0 447 73 5.47 1.686 11.4 0.9 3.8 1.4 0.38
1926 23 BOS AL 0 1 .000 16.88 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 5 7 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 18 27 7.42 3.375 16.9 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
3 Yrs 7 12 .368 5.01 64 10 35 1 1 1 190.1 233 142 106 12 74 31 5 0 3 872 89 4.81 1.613 11.0 0.6 3.5 1.5 0.42
162 Game Avg. 6 11 .368 5.01 59 9 32 1 1 1 175 214 130 97 11 68 28 5 0 3 801 89 4.81 1.613 11.0 0.6 3.5 1.5 0.42
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
1924 21 BOS AL 93.1 30 2 49 4.73 5.08 -0.32 0.00 103.3 5.58 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.7 20 .526 .505 $1,200
1925 22 BOS AL 94.1 33 8 86 8.20 5.43 -0.36 0.00 103.8 6.01 -23 -2.1 1.0 -0.0 -1.1 -12 .437 .487 $2,400
1926 23 BOS AL 2.2 1 0 7 23.63 5.08 0.06 0.00 102.0 5.11 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .160 .498 $2,500
3 Seasons 190.1 64 10 142 6.71 5.25 -0.33 0.00 103.6 5.78 -21 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .474 .496 $6,100

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
1924 21 BOS AL 30 27 25 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .200 .259 .280 .539 40 7 0 0 1
1925 22 BOS AL 33 28 24 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .125 .222 .125 .347 -10 3 0 2 1
1926 23 BOS AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 64 56 50 3 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 18 .160 .236 .200 .436 13 10 0 2
162 Game Avg. 162 142 127 8 20 5 0 0 3 0 0 13 46 .160 .236 .200 .436 13 25 0 5

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
1924 21 BOS AL 30 27 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,200 1
1925 22 BOS AL 33 28 -4 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $2,400 1
1926 23 BOS AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,500 /1
3 Seasons 64 56 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $6,100

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 Awards
1924 BOS AL 21 P 30 2 1 93.1 20 4 16 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.67 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 BOS AL 22 P 33 8 0 94.1 30 1 24 5 0 .833 2.39 0.76 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 BOS AL 23 P 1 0 0 2.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.38 1.00 .960 2.70 2.60
3 Seasons P 64 10 1 190.1 51 5 41 5 0 .902 2.18 0.72 .960 2.60 2.57
3 Seasons TOT 64 10 1 190.1 51 5 41 5 0 .902 2.18 0.72 .960 2.60 2.57
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

Games Finished s c a p y
1924 AL  20 (4th)
1925 AL  15 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1925 AL  5 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1924 AL  born 1903-03-11 (9th)

             

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
1924 21 Boston Red Sox $1,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 22 Boston Red Sox $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 23 Boston Red Sox $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,100
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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Name and misspellings: Chester Buster Franklin Ross

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