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Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth (Babe, The Bambino or The Sultan Of Swat)

Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD
High School: St. Mary's HS (Baltimore, MD)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 11, 1914 (Age 19.155)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/Braves 1914-1935

Final Game: May 30, 1935 (Age 40.113)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (215/226 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Babe Ruth Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 16, 1948 in New York, NY
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
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Standard Pitching

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
1914 19 BOS AL 2 1 .667 3.91 4 3 0 1 0 0 23.0 21 12 10 1 7 3 0 0 0 96 71 3.65 1.217 8.2 0.4 2.7 1.2 0.43
1915 20 BOS AL 18 8 .692 2.44 32 28 3 16 1 0 217.2 166 80 59 3 85 112 6 1 9 874 114 2.81 1.153 6.9 0.1 3.5 4.6 1.32
1916 21 BOS AL 23 12 .657 1.75 44 40 3 23 9 1 323.2 230 83 63 0 118 170 8 1 3 1272 158 2.43 1.075 6.4 0.0 3.3 4.7 1.44
1917 22 BOS AL 24 13 .649 2.01 41 38 3 35 6 2 326.1 244 93 73 2 108 128 11 0 5 1277 128 2.65 1.079 6.7 0.1 3.0 3.5 1.19
1918 23 BOS AL 13 7 .650 2.22 20 19 0 18 1 0 166.1 125 51 41 1 49 40 2 1 3 660 122 2.75 1.046 6.8 0.1 2.7 2.2 0.82
1919 24 BOS AL 9 5 .643 2.97 17 15 2 12 0 1 133.1 148 59 44 2 58 30 2 1 5 570 102 3.58 1.545 10.0 0.1 3.9 2.0 0.52
1920 25 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 94 4.25 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1921 26 NYY AL 2 0 1.000 9.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 14 10 9 1 9 2 0 0 0 49 49 7.10 2.556 14.0 1.0 9.0 2.0 0.22
1930 35 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 3 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 39 150 3.50 1.444 11.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 1.50
1933 ★ 38 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 12 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 42 81 3.80 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00 AS
10 Yrs 94 46 .671 2.28 163 147 12 107 17 4 1221.1 974 400 309 10 441 488 29 4 25 4896 122 2.81 1.159 7.2 0.1 3.2 3.6 1.11
162 Game Avg. 21 10 .671 2.28 36 32 3 23 4 1 268 214 88 68 2 97 107 6 1 5 1074 122 2.81 1.159 7.2 0.1 3.2 3.6 1.11
BOS (6 yrs) 89 46 .659 2.19 158 143 11 105 17 4 1190.1 934 378 290 9 425 483 29 4 25 4749 125 2.76 1.142 7.1 0.1 3.2 3.7 1.14
NYY (4 yrs) 5 0 1.000 5.52 5 4 1 2 0 0 31.0 40 22 19 1 16 5 0 0 0 147 78 4.73 1.806 11.6 0.3 4.6 1.5 0.31
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
1914 19 BOS AL 23.0 4 3 12 4.70 3.65 0.27 0.00 98.0 3.31 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .409 .498 $2,500
1915 20 BOS AL 217.2 32 28 80 3.31 3.91 0.21 0.00 95.0 3.52 6 0.7 1.0 -0.2 2.7 25 .521 .504 $3,500
1916 21 BOS AL 323.2 44 40 83 2.31 3.67 0.14 0.00 98.7 3.48 43 5.7 1.0 -0.2 8.7 70 .630 .535 $3,500
1917 22 BOS AL 326.2 41 38 93 2.56 3.67 0.26 0.00 97.9 3.33 27 3.5 1.0 -0.2 6.5 55 .585 .522 $3,500
1918 23 BOS AL 167.0 20 19 51 2.75 3.53 0.35 0.00 98.1 3.12 6 0.8 1.0 -0.2 2.3 21 .540 .505 $9,000
1919 24 BOS AL 133.1 17 15 59 3.98 4.14 0.12 0.00 95.3 3.83 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .475 .497
1920 25 NYY AL 4.0 1 1 4 9.00 4.89 0.22 0.00 102.0 4.76 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .338 .499 $20,000
1921 26 NYY AL 9.0 2 1 10 10.00 5.06 0.25 0.00 96.0 4.62 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .292 .497 $20,000
1930 35 NYY AL 9.0 1 1 3 3.00 4.15 -0.24 0.00 98.0 4.30 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .623 .501 $70,000
1933 ★ 38 NYY AL 9.0 1 1 5 5.00 4.56 -0.32 0.00 82.0 4.00 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0 .404 .499 $80,000 AS
10 Seasons 1222.1 163 147 400 2.95 3.77 0.21 0.00 97.2 3.46 68 9.3 1.0 -1.0 20.6 176 .557 .516 $212,000
BOS (6 yrs) 1191.1 158 143 378 2.86 3.75 0.22 0.00 97.3 3.43 75 9.9 1.0 -1.0 20.8 180 .563 .517 $22,000
NYY (4 yrs) 31.0 5 4 22 6.39 4.63 -0.06 0.00 93.3 4.37 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .390 .499 $190,000

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
1916 ❍ 21 BOS AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 0.64 1 1 0 1 0 0 14.0 6 1 1 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 48 0.643 3.9 0.6 1.9 2.6 1.33
1918 ❍ 23 BOS AL WS W CHC 2 0 1.000 1.06 2 2 0 1 1 0 17.0 13 2 2 0 7 0 4 1 0 1 68 1.176 6.9 0.0 3.7 2.1 0.57
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 0 1.000 0.87 3 3 0 2 1 0 31.0 19 3 3 1 10 0 8 1 0 1 116 0.935 5.5 0.3 2.9 2.3 0.80
2 WS 3 0 1.000 0.87 3 3 0 2 1 0 31.0 19 3 3 1 10 0 8 1 0 1 116 0.935 5.5 0.3 2.9 2.3 0.80

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1914 19 BOS AL 95 1.1% 3.2% 7.4% 3.2% 14% 86%
1915 20 BOS AL 888 0.3% 12.6% 9.6% 1.9% 10% 75%
1916 21 BOS AL 1295 0.0% 13.1% 9.1% 1.5% 9% 75%
1917 22 BOS AL 1316 0.2% 9.7% 8.2% 3.7% 20% 78%
1918 23 BOS AL 661 0.2% 6.1% 7.4% 3.3% 18% 82%
1919 24 BOS AL 594 0.3% 5.1% 9.8% 5.2% 21% 80%
1920 25 NYY AL 17 0.0% 0.0% 11.8% 88%
1921 26 NYY AL 52 1.9% 3.9% 17.3% 73%
1930 35 NYY AL 39 0.0% 7.7% 5.1% 5.1% 18% 85%
1933 38 NYY AL 42 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 2.4% 8% 93%
10 Yrs 4999 0.2% 9.8% 8.8% 2.9% 15% 78%
MLB Averages 1.0% 8.2% 7.8% 2.9% 12% 76%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1914 19 2 1 .667 3.91 4 3 0 1 0 0 23.0 21 12 10 1 7 3 0 0 0 96 71 1.217 8.2 0.4 2.7 1.2 0.43 71
1915 20 20 9 .690 2.58 36 31 3 17 1 0 240.2 187 92 69 4 92 115 6 1 9 970 108 1.159 7.0 0.1 3.4 4.3 1.25 108
1916 21 43 21 .672 2.11 80 71 6 40 10 1 564.1 417 175 132 4 210 285 14 2 12 2242 132 1.111 6.7 0.1 3.3 4.5 1.36 132
1917 22 67 34 .663 2.07 121 109 9 75 16 3 890.2 661 268 205 6 318 413 25 2 17 3519 131 1.099 6.7 0.1 3.2 4.2 1.30 131
1918 23 80 41 .661 2.09 141 128 9 93 17 3 1057.0 786 319 246 7 367 453 27 3 20 4179 129 1.091 6.7 0.1 3.1 3.9 1.23 129
1919 24 89 46 .659 2.19 158 143 11 105 17 4 1190.1 934 378 290 9 425 483 29 4 25 4749 125 1.142 7.1 0.1 3.2 3.7 1.14 125
1920 25 90 46 .662 2.20 159 144 11 105 17 4 1194.1 937 382 292 9 427 483 29 4 25 4766 125 1.142 7.1 0.1 3.2 3.6 1.13 125
1921 26 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1922 27 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1923 28 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1924 29 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1925 30 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1926 31 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1927 32 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1928 33 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1929 34 92 46 .667 2.25 161 145 12 105 17 4 1203.1 951 392 301 10 436 485 29 4 25 4815 123 1.153 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1930 35 93 46 .669 2.26 162 146 12 106 17 4 1212.1 962 395 304 10 438 488 29 4 25 4854 123 1.155 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1931 36 93 46 .669 2.26 162 146 12 106 17 4 1212.1 962 395 304 10 438 488 29 4 25 4854 123 1.155 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1932 37 93 46 .669 2.26 162 146 12 106 17 4 1212.1 962 395 304 10 438 488 29 4 25 4854 123 1.155 7.1 0.1 3.3 3.6 1.11 123
1933 38 94 46 .671 2.28 163 147 12 107 17 4 1221.1 974 400 309 10 441 488 29 4 25 4896 122 1.159 7.2 0.1 3.2 3.6 1.11 122

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1914 19 1 2 .333 4.88 24.0 24 14 13 1 8 3 0 1.333 9.0 3.0 1.1 0.38 0.4 4
1915 20 14 11 .560 3.51 228.0 196 99 89 4 100 117 7 1.298 7.7 3.9 4.6 1.17 0.2 32
1916 21 24 13 .649 2.54 336.0 276 106 95 0 142 176 10 1.244 7.4 3.8 4.7 1.24 0.0 44
1917 22 24 14 .632 2.89 339.0 297 121 109 2 131 133 13 1.263 7.9 3.5 3.5 1.02 0.1 41
1918 23 14 10 .583 3.14 212.0 185 82 74 1 73 51 3 1.217 7.9 3.1 2.2 0.70 0.0 20
1919 24 8 9 .471 4.09 154.0 194 78 70 3 76 35 3 1.753 11.3 4.4 2.0 0.46 0.2 17
1920 25 0 0 9.00 4.0 3 4 4 0 2 0 0 1.250 6.8 4.5 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
1921 26 0 1 .000 9.00 9.0 14 10 9 1 9 2 0 2.556 14.0 9.0 2.0 0.22 1.0 2
1930 35 1 0 1.000 3.00 9.0 10 3 3 0 2 3 0 1.333 10.0 2.0 3.0 1.50 0.0 1
1933 38 0 1 .000 3.60 10.0 12 5 4 0 3 0 0 1.500 10.8 2.7 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
10 Yrs 86 61 .585 3.19 1325.0 1211 522 470 12 546 520 36 1.326 8.2 3.5 0.95 0.1 163

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (95.1%)
Selected to HOF in 1936 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1923 AL (1, 100%)
1931 AL (5, 50%)
1932 AL (6, 33%)
1 MVP
1.83 Career Shares (114th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1916 AL  10.4 (2nd)
1917 AL  8.7 (3rd)
1918 AL  7.5 (4th)
1919 AL  10.3 (2nd)
1920 AL  11.8 (1st)
1921 AL  12.6 (1st)
1922 AL  6.3 (9th)
1923 AL  14.0 (1st)
1924 AL  11.7 (1st)
1926 AL  11.5 (1st)
1927 AL  12.4 (1st)
1928 AL  10.1 (1st)
1929 AL  8.1 (1st)
1930 AL  10.5 (1st)
1931 AL  10.3 (1st)
1932 AL  8.3 (3rd)
1933 AL  6.4 (7th)
Career  183.6 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1916 AL  8.7 (2nd)
1917 AL  6.5 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1916 AL  1.75 (1st)
1917 AL  2.01 (7th)
1918 AL  2.22 (9th)
Career  2.28 (17th)

Wins s c a p y
1915 AL  18 (9th)
1916 AL  23 (3rd)
1917 AL  24 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1915 AL  .692 (4th)
1916 AL  .657 (5th)
1917 AL  .649 (6th)
1918 AL  .650 (2nd)
1919 AL  .643 (10th)
Career  .671 (11th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1916 AL  1.075 (5th)
1917 AL  1.079 (6th)
1918 AL  1.046 (2nd)
Career  1.159 (76th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 AL  6.864 (2nd)
1916 AL  6.396 (1st)
1917 AL  6.729 (3rd)
1918 AL  6.764 (4th)
Career  7.177 (15th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 AL  4.631 (8th)
1916 AL  4.727 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1919 AL  1 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1916 AL  323.7 (3rd)
1917 AL  326.3 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1916 AL  170 (3rd)
1917 AL  128 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1916 AL  40 (1st)
1917 AL  38 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1916 AL  23 (4th)
1917 AL  35 (1st)
1918 AL  18 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1916 AL  9 (1st)
1917 AL  6 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1916 AL  118 (3rd)
1917 AL  108 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1916 AL  230 (10th)
1917 AL  244 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1916 AL  1.441 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 AL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.074 (13th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1917 AL  73 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1915 AL  9 (4th)
1919 AL  5 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1916 AL  8 (7th)
1917 AL  11 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1916 AL  1,272 (3rd)
1917 AL  1,277 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1916 AL  158 (1st)
1917 AL  128 (7th)
1918 AL  122 (10th)
Career  122 (96th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1916 AL  2.43 (6th)
1917 AL  2.65 (10th)
Career  2.81 (72nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1916 AL  37 (1st)
1917 AL  24 (5th)
1918 AL  10 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1916 AL  4.4 (1st)
1917 AL  2.8 (5th)
1918 AL  1.2 (10th)

Oldest s c a p y
1932 AL  born 1895-02-06 (8th)
1933 AL  born 1895-02-06 (9th)
1934 AL  born 1895-02-06 (10th)
1935 NL  born 1895-02-06 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1914 AL  born 1895-02-06 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 10 (247), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 74 (349), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 42 (332), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 34 (107), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (1st), 163.1 career WAR/84.7 7yr-peak WAR/123.9 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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