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Buck Ross

Lee Ravon Ross

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 3, 1915 in Norwood, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 1936 (Age 21.094, 6,662nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox 1936-1945

Final Game: September 10, 1945 (Age 30.219)
Died: November 23, 1978 in Charlotte, NC
Buried: Stanly Gardens of Memory, Albemarle, NC
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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
1936 21 PHA AL 9 14 .391 5.83 30 27 1 12 1 0 200.2 253 146 130 17 83 47 0 0 10 927 87 5.14 1.674 11.3 0.8 3.7 2.1 0.57
1937 22 PHA AL 5 10 .333 4.89 28 22 2 7 1 0 147.1 183 102 80 12 63 37 2 0 8 673 97 4.92 1.670 11.2 0.7 3.8 2.3 0.59
1938 23 PHA AL 9 16 .360 5.32 29 28 1 10 0 0 184.1 218 132 109 23 80 54 0 1 1 849 90 5.26 1.617 10.6 1.1 3.9 2.6 0.68
1939 24 PHA AL 6 14 .300 6.00 29 28 0 6 1 0 174.0 216 143 116 17 95 43 0 0 5 833 78 5.39 1.787 11.2 0.9 4.9 2.2 0.45
1940 25 PHA AL 5 10 .333 4.38 24 19 3 10 0 1 156.1 160 91 76 15 60 43 0 0 4 690 101 4.69 1.407 9.2 0.9 3.5 2.5 0.72
1941 26 TOT AL 3 9 .250 3.69 21 12 7 7 0 0 112.1 109 60 46 8 45 30 1 0 1 490 112 4.28 1.371 8.7 0.6 3.6 2.4 0.67
1941 26 PHA AL 0 1 .000 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 9 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 25 25 10.66 3.000 22.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
1941 26 CHW AL 3 8 .273 3.16 20 11 7 7 0 0 108.1 99 51 38 6 43 30 1 0 1 465 131 4.05 1.311 8.2 0.5 3.6 2.5 0.70
1942 27 CHW AL 5 7 .417 5.00 22 14 5 4 2 1 113.1 118 63 63 6 39 37 0 0 5 489 72 3.49 1.385 9.4 0.5 3.1 2.9 0.95
1943 28 CHW AL 11 7 .611 3.19 21 21 0 7 1 0 149.1 140 61 53 6 56 41 2 1 1 627 103 3.55 1.313 8.4 0.4 3.4 2.5 0.73
1944 29 CHW AL 2 7 .222 5.18 20 9 7 2 0 0 90.1 97 56 52 7 35 20 2 0 3 390 66 4.33 1.461 9.7 0.7 3.5 2.0 0.57
1945 30 CHW AL 1 1 .500 5.79 13 2 7 0 0 0 37.1 51 28 24 3 17 8 0 0 0 173 58 4.52 1.821 12.3 0.7 4.1 1.9 0.47
10 Yrs 56 95 .371 4.94 237 182 33 65 6 2 1365.1 1545 882 749 114 573 360 7 2 38 6141 88 4.66 1.551 10.2 0.8 3.8 2.4 0.63
162 Game Avg. 9 15 .371 4.94 38 30 5 11 1 0 222 251 143 122 19 93 58 1 0 6 997 88 4.66 1.551 10.2 0.8 3.8 2.4 0.63
PHA (6 yrs) 34 65 .343 5.39 141 125 7 45 3 1 866.2 1040 623 519 86 383 224 2 1 28 3997 88 5.12 1.642 10.8 0.9 4.0 2.3 0.58
CHW (5 yrs) 22 30 .423 4.15 96 57 26 20 3 1 498.2 505 259 230 28 190 136 5 1 10 2144 86 3.86 1.394 9.1 0.5 3.4 2.5 0.72
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
1936 21 PHA AL 200.2 30 27 146 6.55 5.93 -0.04 0.00 101.3 6.05 -13 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.8 14 .464 .493 $1,800
1937 22 PHA AL 147.1 28 22 102 6.23 5.54 -0.01 0.00 100.3 5.58 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.4 6 .465 .494 $2,500
1938 23 PHA AL 184.1 29 28 132 6.44 5.60 -0.40 0.00 100.1 6.00 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.8 13 .467 .494 $3,000
1939 24 PHA AL 174.0 29 28 143 7.40 5.43 -0.48 0.00 101.5 6.00 -29 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -7 .414 .485 $4,000
1940 25 PHA AL 156.1 24 19 91 5.24 5.01 -0.31 0.00 99.4 5.30 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.3 17 .499 .500 $5,000
1941 26 PHA AL 4.0 1 1 9 20.25 5.49 -0.08 0.00 102.0 5.68 -7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .131 .498 $5,000
1941 26 CHW AL 108.1 20 11 51 4.24 5.02 0.15 0.00 99.6 4.84 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.6 18 .534 .504
1942 27 CHW AL 113.1 22 14 63 5.00 4.41 0.08 0.00 99.3 4.30 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .455 .494 $5,000
1943 28 CHW AL 149.1 21 21 61 3.68 3.78 0.08 0.00 101.4 3.75 1 0.1 -0.1 1.1 11 .503 .500 $5,000
1944 29 CHW AL 90.1 20 9 56 5.58 4.28 0.05 0.00 99.6 4.21 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .427 .491 $6,500
1945 30 CHW AL 37.1 13 2 28 6.75 3.84 -0.13 0.00 97.3 3.87 -12 -1.2 .8 0.1 -0.9 -9 .404 .492 $6,500
10 Seasons 1365.1 237 182 882 5.81 5.07 -0.13 0.00 100.3 5.22 -98 -8.9 1.0 -0.8 3.0 50 .463 .494 $44,300
PHA (6 yrs) 866.2 141 125 623 6.47 5.53 -0.25 0.00 100.6 5.81 -70 -5.9 1.0 -0.5 2.1 38 .458 .493 $21,300
CHW (5 yrs) 498.2 96 57 259 4.67 4.29 0.07 0.00 99.9 4.21 -28 -3.0 .9 -0.2 0.9 12 .469 .497 $23,000

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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
1936 21 PHA AL 30 78 71 4 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 30 .169 .203 .225 .428 7 16 1 4 1
1937 22 PHA AL 28 54 49 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 24 .102 .185 .102 .287 -25 5 0 0 1
1938 23 PHA AL 29 71 63 4 12 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 17 .190 .227 .238 .465 19 15 1 5 1
1939 24 PHA AL 29 66 58 2 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 19 .207 .220 .241 .462 19 14 2 0 7 1
1940 25 PHA AL 24 57 53 2 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 14 .132 .164 .189 .352 -8 10 1 0 2 1
1941 26 TOT AL 21 39 33 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .212 .257 .242 .500 33 8 0 0 4 1
1941 26 PHA AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 26 CHW AL 20 38 32 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .219 .265 .250 .515 37 8 0 0 4 1
1942 27 CHW AL 22 41 38 2 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 .158 .179 .237 .416 18 9 3 0 2 1
1943 28 CHW AL 21 55 46 1 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 5 15 .087 .176 .174 .350 3 8 1 0 4 1
1944 29 CHW AL 20 28 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .077 .077 .077 .154 -56 2 0 0 2 1
1945 30 CHW AL 13 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 7 2 1 0 0 1
10 Yrs 237 500 448 24 69 11 0 3 27 0 0 20 141 .154 .194 .199 .392 4 89 8 2 30
162 Game Avg. 162 342 306 16 47 8 0 2 18 0 0 14 96 .154 .194 .199 .392 4 61 1 21
PHA (6 yrs) 141 327 295 18 48 6 0 2 17 0 0 12 105 .163 .201 .203 .404 4 60 3 2 18
CHW (5 yrs) 96 173 153 6 21 5 0 1 10 0 0 8 36 .137 .180 .190 .370 5 29 5 0 12

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
1936 21 PHA AL 30 78 -13 0 0 0 9 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $1,800 1
1937 22 PHA AL 28 54 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $2,500 1
1938 23 PHA AL 29 71 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,000 1
1939 24 PHA AL 29 66 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 1
1940 25 PHA AL 24 57 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $5,000 1
1941 26 PHA AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,000 /1
1941 26 CHW AL 20 38 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1942 27 CHW AL 22 41 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,000 1
1943 28 CHW AL 21 55 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 1
1944 29 CHW AL 20 28 -5 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .485 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,500 1
1945 30 CHW AL 13 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $6,500 1
10 Seasons 237 500 -70 0 0 0 53 -16 -1.6 0 -16 -1.6 .493 .499 -1.6 0.0 -16 $44,300
PHA (6 yrs) 141 327 -50 0 0 0 37 -13 -1.2 0 -13 -1.2 .492 .499 -1.2 0.0 -13 $21,300
CHW (5 yrs) 96 173 -20 0 0 0 16 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 0.0 -3 $23,000

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
1936 PHA AL 21 P 30 27 12 200.2 39 6 30 3 4 .923 1.61 1.20 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 PHA AL 22 P 28 22 7 147.1 36 7 28 1 2 .972 2.14 1.25 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 PHA AL 23 P 29 28 10 184.1 43 5 36 2 2 .953 2.00 1.41 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 PHA AL 24 P 29 28 6 174.0 31 9 20 2 1 .935 1.50 1.00 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 PHA AL 25 P 24 19 10 156.1 38 12 23 3 0 .921 2.01 1.46 .956 2.04 2.01 2 3 60% 0
1941 TOT AL 26 P 21 12 7 112.1 21 4 15 2 2 .905 1.52 0.90 .960 2.15 2.11 2 1 33% 0
1941 PHA AL 26 P 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.00 .960 2.25 2.10 1 0 0% 0
1941 CHW AL 26 P 20 11 7 108.1 19 3 14 2 2 .895 1.41 0.85 .960 2.14 2.11 1 1 50% 0
1942 CHW AL 27 P 22 14 4 113.1 16 4 12 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.73 .957 2.31 2.30 0 0 0
1943 CHW AL 28 P 21 21 7 149.1 31 5 26 0 1 1.000 1.87 1.48 .963 2.27 2.30 0 2 100% 0
1944 CHW AL 29 P 20 9 2 90.1 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 0.90 0.45 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1945 CHW AL 30 P 13 2 0 37.1 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.45 0.46 .955 2.24 2.23 1 0 0% 0
10 Seasons P 237 182 65 1365.1 270 53 204 13 12 .952 1.69 1.08 .956 2.09 2.08 5 6 55% 0
10 Seasons TOT 237 182 65 1365.1 270 53 204 13 12 .952 1.69 1.08 .956 2.09 2.08 5 6 55% 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Started s c a p y
1938 AL  28 (10th)
1939 AL  28 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  23 (4th)
1939 AL  17 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1939 AL  95 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  216 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1938 AL  16 (2nd)
1939 AL  14 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1936 AL  130 (7th)
1938 AL  109 (8th)
1939 AL  116 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1936 AL  10 (4th)
1937 AL  8 (2nd)
1939 AL  5 (8th)
1942 AL  5 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2522), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1453rd), 1.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.9 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1936 21 Philadelphia Athletics $1,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 22 Philadelphia Athletics $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 23 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 24 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 25 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 26 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts PHA/CHW
1942 27 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 28 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 29 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 30 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$44,300
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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