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Johnny Sain

John Franklin Sain

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 25, 1917 in Havana, AR
High School: Havana HS (Havana, AR)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1942 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1942 [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Athletics 1942-1955

Final Game: July 15, 1955 (Age 37)
Died: November 7, 2006 in Downers Grove, IL
Buried: Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR
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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
1942 24 BSN NL 4 7 .364 3.90 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 85 4.19 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1946 28 BSN NL 20 14 .588 2.21 37 34 3 24 3 2 265.0 225 80 65 8 87 129 2 0 3 1086 157 2.81 1.177 7.6 0.3 3.0 4.4 1.48 MVP-5
1947 29 BSN NL 21 12 .636 3.52 38 35 3 22 3 1 266.0 265 117 104 18 79 132 4 0 3 1131 112 3.32 1.293 9.0 0.6 2.7 4.5 1.67 AS,MVP-16
1948 30 BSN NL 24 15 .615 2.60 42 39 3 28 4 1 314.2 297 105 91 19 83 137 5 0 2 1313 149 3.41 1.208 8.5 0.5 2.4 3.9 1.65 AS,MVP-2
1949 31 BSN NL 10 17 .370 4.81 37 36 1 16 1 0 243.0 285 150 130 15 75 73 4 0 1 1072 79 3.69 1.481 10.6 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.97
1950 32 BSN NL 20 13 .606 3.94 37 37 0 25 3 0 278.1 294 139 122 34 70 96 2 3 5 1178 98 4.26 1.308 9.5 1.1 2.3 3.1 1.37 MVP-21
1951 33 TOT MLB 7 14 .333 4.20 33 26 4 7 1 2 197.1 236 105 92 21 53 84 3 0 0 866 89 3.86 1.465 10.8 1.0 2.4 3.8 1.58
1951 33 BSN NL 5 13 .278 4.21 26 22 2 6 1 1 160.1 195 88 75 16 45 63 3 0 0 711 88 3.89 1.497 10.9 0.9 2.5 3.5 1.40
1951 33 NYY AL 2 1 .667 4.14 7 4 2 1 0 1 37.0 41 17 17 5 8 21 0 0 0 155 94 3.75 1.324 10.0 1.2 1.9 5.1 2.63
1952 34 NYY AL 11 6 .647 3.46 35 16 15 8 0 7 148.1 149 70 57 15 38 57 2 0 0 620 96 3.75 1.261 9.0 0.9 2.3 3.5 1.50 MVP-29
1953 35 NYY AL 14 7 .667 3.00 40 19 19 10 1 9 189.0 189 68 63 16 45 84 3 1 2 780 123 3.57 1.238 9.0 0.8 2.1 4.0 1.87 AS
1954 36 NYY AL 6 6 .500 3.16 45 0 39 0 0 22 77.0 66 27 27 11 15 33 0 1 0 310 110 3.98 1.052 7.7 1.3 1.8 3.9 2.20
1955 37 TOT AL 2 5 .286 5.58 28 0 14 0 0 1 50.0 60 32 31 14 11 4 17 0 0 0 219 75 5.99 1.420 10.8 2.5 2.0 3.1 1.55
1955 37 NYY AL 0 0 6.75 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 6 4 4 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 22 60 10.80 1.313 10.1 6.8 1.7 8.4 5.00
1955 37 KCA AL 2 5 .286 5.44 25 0 13 0 0 1 44.2 54 28 27 10 10 4 12 0 0 0 197 77 5.41 1.433 10.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 1.20
11 Yrs 139 116 .545 3.49 412 245 125 140 16 51 2125.2 2145 947 824 179 619 4 910 30 6 20 8998 107 3.66 1.300 9.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 1.47
162 Game Avg. 14 12 .545 3.49 43 25 13 14 2 5 220 222 98 85 19 64 94 3 1 2 931 107 3.66 1.300 9.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 1.47
BSN (7 yrs) 104 91 .533 3.49 257 206 36 121 15 11 1624.1 1640 733 629 118 502 698 25 4 18 6914 108 3.58 1.319 9.1 0.7 2.8 3.9 1.39
NYY (5 yrs) 33 20 .623 3.31 130 39 76 19 1 39 456.2 451 186 168 51 107 0 200 5 2 2 1887 107 3.79 1.222 8.9 1.0 2.1 3.9 1.87
KCA (1 yr) 2 5 .286 5.44 25 0 13 0 0 1 44.2 54 28 27 10 10 4 12 0 0 0 197 77 5.41 1.433 10.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 1.20
AL (5 yrs) 35 25 .583 3.50 155 39 89 19 1 40 501.1 505 214 195 61 117 4 212 5 2 2 2084 103 3.94 1.241 9.1 1.1 2.1 3.8 1.81
NL (7 yrs) 104 91 .533 3.49 257 206 36 121 15 11 1624.1 1640 733 629 118 502 698 25 4 18 6914 108 3.58 1.319 9.1 0.7 2.8 3.9 1.39

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
1942 24 BSN NL 97.0 40 3 54 5.01 3.88 0.02 0.00 100.4 3.88 -12 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .467 .492
1946 28 BSN NL 265.0 37 34 80 2.72 3.93 0.02 0.00 101.1 3.95 36 4.4 3.9 -0.1 7.0 61 .619 .527 MVP-5
1947 29 BSN NL 265.2 38 35 117 3.96 4.59 0.01 0.00 97.3 4.46 13 1.4 1.1 -0.2 4.1 44 .537 .509 AS,MVP-16
1948 30 BSN NL 314.2 42 39 105 3.00 4.52 0.14 0.00 99.0 4.34 46 5.2 1.0 -0.2 8.4 81 .624 .532 AS,MVP-2
1949 31 BSN NL 243.0 37 36 150 5.56 4.50 -0.16 0.00 95.1 4.43 -31 -3.0 4.1 -0.1 -0.5 -3 .420 .482
1950 32 BSN NL 278.1 37 37 139 4.49 4.55 -0.11 0.00 93.4 4.36 -3 -0.3 -0.1 2.4 26 .491 .498 $25,000 MVP-21
1951 33 BSN NL 160.1 26 22 88 4.94 4.37 -0.24 0.00 94.5 4.36 -10 -1.0 3.0 -0.1 0.5 6 .460 .494
1951 33 NYY AL 37.0 7 4 17 4.14 4.66 0.18 0.00 93.4 4.18 -0 -0.0 .8 -0.0 0.3 3 .499 .500
1952 34 NYY AL 148.1 35 16 70 4.25 3.98 0.40 0.00 94.6 3.39 -15 -1.6 1.7 -0.3 -0.6 -3 .456 .490 MVP-29
1953 35 NYY AL 189.0 40 19 68 3.24 4.29 0.23 0.00 97.1 3.94 13 1.4 1.8 0.0 3.0 30 .536 .509 AS
1954 36 NYY AL 77.0 45 0 27 3.16 4.09 0.12 0.00 96.4 3.83 6 0.7 2.2 0.2 1.5 12 .515 .504
1955 37 NYY AL 5.1 3 0 4 6.75 4.71 0.34 0.00 101.2 4.43 -1 -0.1 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .452 .499
1955 37 KCA AL 44.2 25 0 28 5.64 4.72 -0.27 0.00 105.7 5.27 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.2 -0.0 2 .491 .499
11 Seasons 2125.1 412 245 947 4.01 4.35 0.03 0.00 97.1 4.20 41 5.6 1.7 -1.2 25.4 254 .514 .504 $25,000
BSN (7 yrs) 1624.0 257 206 733 4.06 4.39 -0.03 0.00 97.2 4.29 40 5.4 1.4 -0.9 21.3 210 .521 .506 $25,000
NYY (5 yrs) 456.2 130 39 186 3.67 4.19 0.26 0.00 95.9 3.77 3 0.4 1.9 -0.1 4.2 42 .503 .502
KCA (1 yr) 44.2 25 0 28 5.64 4.72 -0.27 0.00 105.7 5.27 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.2 -0.0 2 .491 .499

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
1948 30 BSN NL WS L CLE 1 1 .500 1.06 2 2 0 2 1 0 17.0 9 2 2 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 61 0.529 4.8 0.5 0.0 4.8
1951 33 NYY AL WS W NYG 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1952 34 NYY AL WS W BRO 0 1 .000 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 28 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1953 35 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 4.76 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 8 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 1.588 12.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.00
4 Yrs (4 Series) 2 2 .500 2.64 6 2 2 2 1 0 30.2 27 9 9 2 6 2 15 1 0 0 127 1.076 7.9 0.6 1.8 4.4 2.50
4 WS 2 2 .500 2.64 6 2 2 2 1 0 30.2 27 9 9 2 6 2 15 1 0 0 127 1.076 7.9 0.6 1.8 4.4 2.50

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1947 BSN NL 29 0 0 1 .000 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1948 BSN NL 30 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.2
1953 NYY AL 35
3 Yrs (2 GP) 0 0 1 .000 3.38 0 0 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1942 24 BSN NL 337 40 423 347 54 79 1 2 8 4 1 63 68 .228 .354 .311 .665 .262 108 1 5 8 0 2
1946 28 BSN NL 491 37 1087 978 80 225 28 2 8 10 1 87 129 .230 .294 .287 .582 .258 281 10 2 20 0 9
1947 29 BSN NL 274 38 1134 1042 117 265 39 7 18 6 2 79 132 .254 .309 .357 .666 .277 372 12 4 10 0 11
1948 30 BSN NL 338 42 1314 1215 105 297 37 8 19 14 2 83 137 .244 .295 .335 .630 .263 407 14 5 11 0 17
1949 31 BSN NL 124 37 1074 981 150 285 45 12 15 9 10 75 73 .291 .343 .407 .750 .302 399 18 4 14 0 13
1950 32 BSN NL 219 37 1181 1098 139 294 27 7 34 13 7 70 96 .268 .313 .398 .711 .269 437 17 2 11 0 13
1951 33 BSN NL 26 710 652 88 195 32 2 16 10 6 45 63 .299 .347 .428 .775 .312 279 10 3 10 0 10
1951 33 NYY AL 7 155 146 17 41 5 2 5 1 2 8 21 .281 .318 .445 .763 .300 65 2 0 1 0 3
1951 33 TOT MLB 33 865 798 105 236 37 4 21 11 8 53 84 .296 .342 .431 .773 .310 344 12 3 11 0 13
1952 34 NYY AL 76 35 620 570 70 149 17 4 15 2 4 38 57 .261 .310 .384 .694 .269 219 6 2 10 0 7
1953 35 NYY AL 92 40 783 725 68 189 30 4 16 5 4 45 84 .261 .307 .379 .686 .277 275 12 3 10 0 9
1954 36 NYY AL 15 45 308 287 27 66 8 2 11 1 0 15 33 .230 .266 .387 .653 .224 111 3 0 4 2 3
1955 37 KCA AL 3 25 197 182 28 54 8 2 10 1 1 10 12 .297 .332 .527 .859 .273 96 3 0 4 1 4 3
1955 37 NYY AL 3 22 20 4 6 0 0 4 0 1 1 5 .300 .333 .900 1.233 .182 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
1955 37 TOT AL 3 28 219 202 32 60 8 2 14 1 2 11 17 .297 .332 .564 .896 .267 114 3 0 5 1 4 3
11 Yrs 1969 412 9008 8243 947 2145 277 54 179 76 41 619 910 .260 .314 .372 .686 .275 3067 108 30 114 3 4 100
162 Game Avg. 204 43 932 853 98 222 29 6 19 8 4 64 94 .260 .314 .372 .686 .275 317 11 3 12 0 10
MLB Averages .259 .333 .361 .694 .276

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1942 24 BSN NL -8.0 -0.8 91 -0.1 1.2 -1.3 .96 -0.2 0.1 -4.2 -0.4 1.05 -4.1 3 3 4
1946 28 BSN NL 34.7 3.9 624 1.5 12.8 -11.4 1.27 1.4 -0.2 12.1 1.3 1.00 11.8 2 0 1
1947 29 BSN NL 14.0 1.4 887 1.7 16.1 -14.4 1.06 1.3 0.2 11.3 1.2 0.95 12.4 0 1 0
1948 30 BSN NL 44.9 4.8 999 4.5 19.6 -15.1 1.09 3.2 1.0 42.9 4.6 0.94 36.5 1 0 1
1949 31 BSN NL -30.3 -2.9 1001 -2.9 16.3 -19.2 1.02 -0.7 -2.1 -24.7 -2.4 0.96 -10.7 1 0 0
1950 32 BSN NL -3.1 -0.3 991 1.4 18.5 -17.2 1.05 0.3 1.0 7.0 0.7 0.94 3.8 0 0 0
1951 33 TOT MLB -11.5 -1.1 889 -1.2 15.4 -16.6 1.07 -1.2 0.1 -10.8 -1.1 0.97 -14.8 3 2 2
1951 33 BSN NL -11.4 -1.1 731 -1.2 12.7 -14.0 1.10 -1.1 -0.0 -12.6 -1.3 0.98 -14.8 3 0 1
1951 33 NYY AL -0.1 -0.0 158 0.0 2.7 -2.7 .95 -0.1 0.2 1.8 0.2 0.91 0.0 0 2 1
1952 34 NYY AL -5.1 -0.5 558 0.1 10.7 -10.6 1.14 0.3 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.96 4.4 10 3 4
1953 35 NYY AL 16.9 1.7 705 2.5 15.7 -13.2 1.24 1.1 0.9 21.8 2.4 0.94 15.0 10 4 5
1954 36 NYY AL 4.7 0.5 299 1.7 10.0 -8.4 1.77 0.5 0.4 13.2 1.4 0.95 6.6 29 8 7
1955 37 TOT AL -6.3 -0.6 223 -1.4 5.6 -6.9 1.49 -0.9 -0.1 -9.3 -0.9 0.98 -12.4 12 4 12
1955 37 NYY AL -1.4 -0.1 23 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 .34 -0.2 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2 0.75 -2.4 0 1 2
1955 37 KCA AL -4.8 -0.5 200 -1.2 5.4 -6.7 1.62 -0.6 -0.1 -7.2 -0.7 1.00 -10.0 12 3 10
11 Yrs 51.0 6.0 7267 7.8 142.0 -134.2 1.14 5.1 1.7 58.4 6.6 0.96 48.5 71 25 36

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1942 24 BSN NL 40 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 2 67% 58.0 62 52 4 2 0 2 2.0 6.6
1946 28 BSN NL 37 34 20 14 0 1 8 20 14 .588 0 0 24 3 27 79% 61.1 88 21 7 2 12 8 4.0 2.9 7.7
1947 29 BSN NL 38 35 19 12 4 4 5 20 15 .571 0 3 22 3 20 57% 53.5 85 11 13 7 16 8 5.6 5.9 7.3
1948 30 BSN NL 42 39 23 15 1 1 6 23 16 .590 0 0 28 4 29 74% 58.3 81 23 7 5 26 5 4.9 5.2 7.8
1949 31 BSN NL 37 36 10 17 9 3 6 14 20 .412 1 5 16 1 17 47% 44.8 80 13 21 3 22 7 4.3 4.2 6.7
1950 32 BSN NL 37 37 20 13 4 6 4 22 15 .595 0 2 25 3 18 49% 50.6 82 13 10 5 24 4 5.0 5.5 7.5
1951 33 TOT MLB 33 26 7 14 5 2 6 10 16 .385 2 2 7 1 13 50% 0.0 77 16 14 6 7 13 3.6 3.7 6.8
1951 33 BSN NL 26 22 5 13 4 1 6 7 15 .318 2 1 6 1 12 55% 47.5 77 16 9 5 7 10 3.4 3.5 7.0
1951 33 NYY AL 7 4 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 .750 0 1 1 0 1 25% 44.5 76 31 5 1 0 3 5.0 5.1 5.7
1952 34 NYY AL 35 16 8 5 3 1 1 11 5 .688 0 2 8 0 8 50% 48.2 76 12 5 4 3 9 5.7 5.2 6.5
1953 35 NYY AL 40 19 10 6 3 3 2 12 7 .632 0 3 10 1 10 53% 53.1 78 20 8 1 5 6 5.6 3.7 7.3
9 Yrs 339 245 117 97 31 21 39 133 109 .550 3 17 140 16 144 59% 53 88 11 89 35 115 62 4.7 4.6 7.3
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 118 -11 4.4 4.5 6.7

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1942 24 BSN NL 40 37 24 4 6 3 6 0 200% 3 0 13 2 15% .956 3 3 4 3 3 5 7 4 22 10 7 5 6.3
1946 28 BSN NL 37 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 100% 2 0 5 0 0% 8 1.272 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2.3
1947 29 BSN NL 38 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.058 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 9.0
1948 30 BSN NL 42 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0% 9 1.088 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 10.7
1949 31 BSN NL 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 8 1.020 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5.0
1951 33 TOT MLB 33 7 4 0 0 3 2 1 67% 3 0 9 5 56% 1.070 3 2 2 4 0 3 4 3 4 1 4 1 9.0
1951 33 BSN NL 26 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 50% 2 0 7 5 71% 9 1.096 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 5.0
1951 33 NYY AL 7 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 2 0 0% 3 .949 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 3 0 3 0 14.3
1952 34 NYY AL 35 19 15 3 1 7 7 0 100% 8 1 15 6 40% 9 1.141 10 3 4 9 6 2 9 8 14 2 12 2 7.0
1953 35 NYY AL 40 21 19 4 1 8 9 1 113% 8 0 16 6 38% 8 1.242 10 4 5 8 4 7 8 11 13 3 12 3 7.2
1954 36 NYY AL 45 45 39 6 6 29 22 4 76% 32 1 35 7 20% 9 1.773 29 8 7 33 5 6 17 27 28 8 27 12 5.1
1955 37 TOT AL 28 28 14 2 5 6 1 5 17% 6 0 22 8 36% 1.485 12 4 12 7 7 14 15 13 14 5 17 10 5.4
1955 37 NYY AL 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 1 .337 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 5.3
1955 37 KCA AL 25 25 13 2 5 6 1 5 17% 6 0 21 7 33% 9 1.615 12 3 10 7 7 11 14 11 13 5 16 10 5.4
10 Yrs 375 167 124 22 19 59 51 11 86% 63 2 118 36 31% 1.156 71 25 36 68 26 39 64 69 101 31 82 38 6.2

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%
1942 24 BSN NL 423 56% 1.9% 16.1% 14.9% 2.6% 14% 1.00 64% 14 1 7%
1946 28 BSN NL 1087 53% 0.7% 11.9% 8.0% 3.5% 17% 1.19 77% 122 10 8%
1947 29 BSN NL 1134 62% 1.6% 11.6% 7.0% 5.6% 24% 1.01 79% 164 12 7%
1948 30 BSN NL 1314 60% 1.5% 10.4% 6.3% 4.9% 22% 0.97 81% 184 14 8%
1949 31 BSN NL 1074 59% 1.4% 6.8% 7.0% 6.7% 25% 0.81 83% 191 18 9%
1950 32 BSN NL 1181 63% 2.9% 8.1% 5.9% 5.8% 23% 0.86 82% 176 17 10%
1951 33 TOT MLB 865 58% 2.4% 9.7% 6.1% 7.2% 26% 0.71 80% 173 12 7%
1951 33 BSN NL 710 59% 2.3% 8.9% 6.3% 7.0% 26% 0.74 81% 144 10 7%
1951 33 NYY AL 155 54% 3.2% 13.6% 5.2% 7.7% 29% 0.58 77% 29 2 7%
1952 34 NYY AL 620 53% 2.4% 9.2% 6.1% 5.8% 24% 0.85 80% 110 6 5%
1953 35 NYY AL 783 64% 2.0% 10.7% 5.8% 6.4% 27% 0.76 80% 120 12 10%
1954 36 NYY AL 308 63% 3.6% 10.7% 4.9% 6.8% 32% 0.67 80% 46 3 7%
1955 37 TOT AL 219 64% 6.4% 7.8% 5.0% 11.0% 40% 0.83 79% 40 3 8%
1955 37 NYY AL 22 73% 18.2% 22.7% 4.6% 18.2% 67% 1.00 50% 2 0 0%
1955 37 KCA AL 197 63% 5.1% 6.1% 5.1% 10.2% 37% 0.82 82% 38 3 8%
11 Yrs 9008 60% 2.0% 10.1% 6.9% 5.7% 24% 0.87 79% 1340 108 8%
MLB Averages 50% 1.6% 9.8% 9.4% 5.1% 22% 0.95 77% 10%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1942 24 BSN NL 86 79 8 1 8 0 3 0 3 9 4 1 44% 2 4 1 29 4 1 80% 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 337
1946 28 BSN NL 596 225 8 0 19 2 3 2 3 31 16 2 52% 9 3 2 252 10 1 91% 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 491
1947 29 BSN NL 860 265 18 0 22 8 7 8 7 48 23 3 48% 11 3 3 319 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 274
1948 30 BSN NL 976 297 19 0 14 8 5 7 6 44 16 7 36% 17 2 2 383 14 2 88% 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 338
1949 31 BSN NL 950 285 15 0 19 7 3 2 8 62 36 5 58% 13 1 2 368 9 10 47% 8 6 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 124
1950 32 BSN NL 962 294 34 0 16 22 6 14 14 51 21 4 41% 13 5 1 347 13 7 65% 11 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 10 219
1951 33 TOT MLB 865 236 21 0 16 9 12 10 11 44 26 4 59% 13 0 3 346 11 8 58% 11 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
1951 33 BSN NL 710 195 16 0 15 9 7 5 11 37 22 3 59% 10 0 3 291 10 6 63% 10 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
1951 33 NYY AL 155 41 5 0 1 0 5 5 0 7 4 1 57% 3 0 0 55 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1952 34 NYY AL 544 149 15 0 14 7 6 10 3 29 13 4 45% 7 0 0 199 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 76
1953 35 NYY AL 691 189 16 0 10 9 3 4 8 20 10 0 50% 9 2 1 283 5 4 56% 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 92
1954 36 NYY AL 293 66 11 0 10 5 5 4 6 12 5 2 42% 3 0 0 107 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 15
1955 37 TOT AL 216 60 14 0 11 11 3 6 8 15 4 3 27% 3 0 1 83 1 2 33% 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
1955 37 NYY AL 22 6 4 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 37 KCA AL 194 54 10 0 11 8 2 6 4 15 4 3 27% 3 0 1 78 1 1 50% 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
11 Yrs 7039 2145 179 1 159 88 56 67 77 365 174 35 48% 100 20 16 2716 76 41 65% 72 34 4 2 0 5 16 0 45 1969
MLB Averages 53% 55%

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+
1942 24 4 7 .364 3.90 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 85 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08 85
1943 25 4 7 .364 3.90 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 85 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08 85
1944 26 4 7 .364 3.90 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 85 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08 85
1945 27 4 7 .364 3.90 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 85 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08 85
1946 28 24 21 .533 2.66 77 37 27 24 3 8 362.0 304 134 107 16 150 197 7 1 7 1509 129 1.254 7.6 0.4 3.7 4.9 1.31 129
1947 29 45 33 .577 3.02 115 72 30 46 6 9 628.0 569 251 211 34 229 329 11 1 10 2640 121 1.271 8.2 0.5 3.3 4.7 1.44 121
1948 30 69 48 .590 2.88 157 111 33 74 10 10 942.2 866 356 302 53 312 466 16 1 12 3953 129 1.250 8.3 0.5 3.0 4.4 1.49 129
1949 31 79 65 .549 3.28 194 147 34 90 11 10 1185.2 1151 506 432 68 387 539 20 1 13 5025 114 1.297 8.7 0.5 2.9 4.1 1.39 114
1950 32 99 78 .559 3.41 231 184 34 115 14 10 1464.0 1445 645 554 102 457 635 22 4 18 6203 110 1.299 8.9 0.6 2.8 3.9 1.39 110
1951 33 106 92 .535 3.50 264 210 38 122 15 12 1661.1 1681 750 646 123 510 719 25 4 18 7069 107 1.319 9.1 0.7 2.8 3.9 1.41 107
1952 34 117 98 .544 3.50 299 226 53 130 15 19 1809.2 1830 820 703 138 548 776 27 4 18 7689 106 1.314 9.1 0.7 2.7 3.9 1.42 106
1953 35 131 105 .555 3.45 339 245 72 140 16 28 1998.2 2019 888 766 154 593 860 30 5 20 8469 108 1.307 9.1 0.7 2.7 3.9 1.45 108
1954 36 137 111 .552 3.44 384 245 111 140 16 50 2075.2 2085 915 793 165 608 893 30 6 20 8779 108 1.297 9.0 0.7 2.6 3.9 1.47 108
1955 37 139 116 .545 3.49 412 245 125 140 16 51 2125.2 2145 947 824 179 619 4 910 30 6 20 8998 107 1.300 9.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 1.47 107

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
1942 24 5 6 .455 5.07 103.0 92 65 58 9 73 72 6 1.602 8.0 6.4 6.3 0.99 0.8 40
1946 28 19 12 .613 2.73 277.0 253 93 84 9 98 135 2 1.267 8.2 3.2 4.4 1.38 0.3 37
1947 29 17 14 .548 3.56 278.0 279 122 110 19 83 138 4 1.302 9.0 2.7 4.5 1.66 0.6 38
1948 30 23 14 .622 2.76 329.0 316 112 101 20 88 143 5 1.228 8.6 2.4 3.9 1.63 0.5 42
1949 31 11 17 .393 5.18 252.0 305 161 145 16 80 76 4 1.528 10.9 2.9 2.7 0.95 0.6 37
1950 32 16 16 .500 4.11 291.0 314 148 133 36 75 100 2 1.337 9.7 2.3 3.1 1.33 1.1 37
1951 33 10 13 .435 4.57 205.0 258 116 104 23 58 87 3 1.541 11.3 2.5 3.8 1.50 1.0 33
1952 34 8 9 .471 4.47 155.0 173 86 77 17 44 60 2 1.400 10.0 2.6 3.5 1.36 1.0 35
1953 35 12 10 .545 3.09 198.0 210 76 68 18 50 88 3 1.313 9.5 2.3 4.0 1.76 0.8 40
1954 36 5 4 .556 3.26 80.0 74 32 29 12 17 34 0 1.138 8.3 1.9 3.8 2.00 1.4 45
1955 37 3 3 .500 5.02 52.0 62 32 29 14 11 18 0 1.404 10.7 1.9 3.1 1.64 2.4 28
11 Yrs 129 118 .522 3.80 2220.0 2336 1043 938 193 677 951 31 1.357 9.5 3.9 1.40 0.8 412



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1964 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1968 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1969 BBWAA ( 2.4%)
1970 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1971 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1972 BBWAA ( 5.3%)
1973 BBWAA (12.4%)
1974 BBWAA (14.0%)
1975 BBWAA (34.0%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 NL (5, 28%)
1947 NL (16, 6%)
1948 NL (2, 66%)
1950 NL (21, 4%)
1952 AL (29, 1%)
1.05 Career Shares (238th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1946 NL  7.9 (2nd)
1948 NL  8.5 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1946 NL  7.0 (1st)
1947 NL  4.1 (9th)
1948 NL  8.4 (2nd)
1953 AL  3.0 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1946 NL  2.21 (2nd)
1948 NL  2.60 (3rd)
1953 AL  3.00 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1946 NL  20 (2nd)
1947 NL  21 (2nd)
1948 NL  24 (1st)
1950 NL  20 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1946 NL  .588 (6th)
1947 NL  .636 (6th)
1948 NL  .615 (8th)
1950 NL  .606 (10th)
1952 AL  .647 (7th)
1953 AL  .667 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1946 NL  1.177 (4th)
1947 NL  1.293 (10th)
1948 NL  1.208 (4th)
1953 AL  1.238 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1946 NL  7.642 (5th)
1948 NL  8.495 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  2.673 (8th)
1948 NL  2.374 (6th)
1950 NL  2.264 (3rd)
1951 NL  2.526 (5th)
1953 AL  2.143 (2nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1946 NL  4.381 (6th)
1947 NL  4.466 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1942 NL  40 (7th)
1948 NL  42 (9th)
1954 AL  45 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1942 NL  6 (4th)
1952 AL  7 (3rd)
1953 AL  9 (5th)
1954 AL  22 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1946 NL  265.0 (3rd)
1947 NL  266.0 (4th)
1948 NL  314.7 (1st)
1949 NL  243.0 (6th)
1950 NL  278.3 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1946 NL  129 (3rd)
1947 NL  132 (3rd)
1948 NL  137 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1946 NL  34 (2nd)
1947 NL  35 (2nd)
1948 NL  39 (1st)
1949 NL  36 (3rd)
1950 NL  37 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1946 NL  24 (1st)
1947 NL  22 (2nd)
1948 NL  28 (1st)
1949 NL  16 (6th)
1950 NL  25 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (6th)
1947 NL  3 (6th)
1948 NL  4 (2nd)
1950 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  18 (9th)
1948 NL  19 (6th)
1950 NL  34 (1st)
1951 ML  21 (10th)
1952 AL  15 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1946 NL  87 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1946 NL  225 (3rd)
1947 NL  265 (1st)
1948 NL  297 (1st)
1949 NL  285 (2nd)
1950 NL  294 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1946 NL  1.483 (5th)
1947 NL  1.671 (5th)
1948 NL  1.651 (5th)
1951 NL  1.400 (9th)
1953 AL  1.867 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1946 NL  0.272 (5th)
1948 NL  0.543 (10th)
1949 NL  0.556 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1946 NL  14 (6th)
1947 NL  12 (8th)
1948 NL  15 (3rd)
1949 NL  17 (3rd)
1951 NL  13 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  104 (2nd)
1948 NL  91 (7th)
1949 NL  130 (1st)
1950 NL  122 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1942 NL  4 (9th)
1950 NL  5 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 NL  5 (5th)
1947 NL  4 (6th)
1948 NL  5 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1946 NL  1,086 (2nd)
1947 NL  1,131 (3rd)
1948 NL  1,313 (1st)
1949 NL  1,072 (4th)
1950 NL  1,178 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1942 NL  24 (5th)
1953 AL  19 (10th)
1954 AL  39 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1946 NL  157 (2nd)
1948 NL  149 (4th)
1953 AL  123 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1946 NL  2.81 (3rd)
1947 NL  3.32 (7th)
1948 NL  3.41 (4th)
1953 AL  3.57 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1946 NL  35 (2nd)
1948 NL  45 (2nd)
1953 AL  17 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1946 NL  3.9 (1st)
1948 NL  4.8 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1946 NL  12.06 (9th)
1948 NL  42.89 (1st)
1953 AL  21.78 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1946 NL  1.5 (10th)
1948 NL  4.5 (1st)
1953 AL  2.5 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1946 NL  1.4 (7th)
1947 NL  1.3 (10th)
1948 NL  3.2 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1946 NL  1.3 (9th)
1948 NL  4.6 (1st)
1953 AL  2.4 (9th)

             

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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 15 (154), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 121 (158), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 55 (240), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (414), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (250th), 30.0 career WAR/31.1 7yr-peak WAR/30.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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