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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 24.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Athletics 1942-1955

Final Game: July 15, 1955 (Age 37.293)
Died: November 7, 2006 in Downers Grove, IL
Buried: Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #246. Mike Cuellar… #247. Bruce Hurst… #248. Mark Gubicza… #249. JOHNNY SAIN… #250. John Tudor… #251. Lew Burdette… #252. Teddy Higuera… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
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
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

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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
1942 24 BSN NL 40 30 27 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .074 .107 .074 .181 -46 2 1 0 2 1
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 40 104 94 6 28 2 1 0 17 0 0 0 .298 .298 .340 .638 80 32 2 0 10 1 MVP-5
1947 ★ 29 BSN NL 40 118 107 13 37 7 0 0 18 0 3 1 .346 .364 .411 .775 107 44 2 0 8 1 AS,MVP-16
1948 ★ 30 BSN NL 43 132 115 11 25 3 1 0 16 0 1 3 .217 .224 .261 .485 31 30 4 0 16 1 AS,MVP-2
1949 31 BSN NL 39 102 97 10 20 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 .206 .222 .237 .459 26 23 2 0 3 1
1950 32 BSN NL 37 115 102 9 21 2 0 1 15 0 6 3 .206 .257 .255 .512 39 26 2 1 7 1 MVP-21
1951 33 TOT MLB 33 73 66 7 15 3 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .227 .250 .318 .568 56 21 7 1 4 1
1951 33 BSN NL 26 59 52 4 11 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .212 .241 .308 .548 51 16 6 1 4 1
1951 33 NYY AL 7 14 14 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643 76 5 1 0 0 /1
1952 34 NYY AL 47 75 71 4 19 4 1 1 14 0 0 3 5 .268 .297 .394 .692 96 28 1 0 1 1 MVP-29
1953 ★ 35 NYY AL 41 77 68 8 17 3 1 0 8 0 0 5 1 .250 .301 .324 .625 72 22 4 0 4 1 AS
1954 36 NYY AL 45 20 17 1 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 .353 .421 .412 .833 133 7 0 0 1 0 1
1955 37 TOT AL 28 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 37 NYY AL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 37 KCA AL 25 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 433 856 774 69 190 28 4 3 101 0 0 24 20 .245 .270 .304 .574 58 235 25 2 56 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 320 290 26 71 10 1 1 38 0 9 7 .245 .270 .304 .574 58 88 9 1 21
BSN (7 yrs) 265 660 594 53 144 19 2 2 74 0 0 14 13 .242 .262 .291 .554 52 173 19 2 50
NYY (5 yrs) 143 188 172 16 46 9 2 1 27 0 0 10 7 .267 .308 .360 .668 86 62 6 0 6 0 0
KCA (1 yr) 25 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 168 196 180 16 46 9 2 1 27 0 0 10 7 .256 .295 .344 .639 78 62 6 0 6 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 265 660 594 53 144 19 2 2 74 0 0 14 13 .242 .262 .291 .554 52 173 19 2 50

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
1942 24 BSN NL 40 30 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1946 28 BSN NL 40 104 -3 0 0 0 10 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .522 .505 0.9 0.0 8 1 MVP-5
1947 ★ 29 BSN NL 40 118 1 0 0 0 13 14 1.4 0 14 1.4 .535 .509 1.4 0.0 14 1 AS,MVP-16
1948 ★ 30 BSN NL 43 132 -12 -1 -0 0 14 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 AS,MVP-2
1949 31 BSN NL 39 102 -10 -1 -0 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1950 32 BSN NL 37 115 -9 -0 1 0 13 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .515 .503 0.6 -0.0 6 $25,000 1 MVP-21
1951 33 BSN NL 26 59 -4 -1 -1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1951 33 NYY AL 7 14 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1952 34 NYY AL 47 75 -0 0 0 0 8 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .520 .506 0.9 0.0 9 1 MVP-29
1953 ★ 35 NYY AL 41 77 -3 0 -0 0 8 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .514 .504 0.6 0.0 6 1 AS
1954 36 NYY AL 45 20 1 -0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1955 37 NYY AL 3 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1955 37 KCA AL 25 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
11 Seasons 433 856 -45 -2 -0 0 92 45 4.5 0 45 4.5 .511 .503 4.6 -0.0 45 $25,000
BSN (7 yrs) 265 660 -39 -2 -1 0 70 28 2.8 0 28 2.8 .511 .503 2.8 -0.0 28 $25,000
NYY (5 yrs) 143 188 -4 1 1 0 21 18 1.9 0 18 1.9 .513 .504 1.9 -0.0 18
KCA (1 yr) 25 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1

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
1948 30 BSN NL WS CLE L 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 1 0 0
1951 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS NYG W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 ❍ 34 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 ❍ 35 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 7 12 11 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 0 0 1 0 0
4 WS 7 12 11 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 0 0 1 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
1942 BSN NL 24 P 40 3 0 97.0 26 1 25 0 0 1.000 2.41 0.65 .968 2.35 2.35 4 1 20% 0
1946 BSN NL 28 P 37 34 24 265.0 82 20 61 1 4 .988 2.75 2.19 .960 2.24 2.22 10 1 9% 1 MVP-5
1947 BSN NL 29 P 38 35 22 266.0 69 11 55 3 1 .957 2.23 1.74 .966 2.10 2.07 6 2 25% 1 AS,MVP-16
1948 BSN NL 30 P 42 39 28 314.2 71 21 48 2 3 .972 1.97 1.64 .963 2.11 2.08 14 2 13% 1 AS,MVP-2
1949 BSN NL 31 P 37 36 16 243.0 52 14 35 3 2 .942 1.81 1.32 .953 2.04 2.02 9 10 53% 43% 2
1950 BSN NL 32 P 37 37 25 278.1 60 14 42 4 3 .933 1.81 1.51 .961 2.12 2.10 13 7 35% 43% 1 MVP-21
1951 TOT MLB 33 P 33 26 7 197.1 53 14 38 1 4 .981 2.37 1.58 .960 2.13 2.12 11 8 42% 43% 3
1951 BSN NL 33 P 26 22 6 160.1 42 13 28 1 3 .976 2.30 1.58 .962 2.14 2.14 10 6 38% 43% 2
1951 NYY AL 33 P 7 4 1 37.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 2.68 1.57 .953 2.07 2.06 1 2 67% 45% 1
1952 NYY AL 34 P 35 16 8 148.1 36 15 18 3 0 .917 2.00 0.94 .966 2.10 2.10 2 4 67% 46% 4 MVP-29
1953 NYY AL 35 P 40 19 10 189.0 42 8 32 2 1 .952 1.90 1.00 .957 1.95 1.93 5 4 44% 51% 1 AS
1954 NYY AL 36 P 45 0 0 77.0 17 6 11 0 0 1.000 1.99 0.38 .959 2.01 1.99 1 0 0% 48% 2
1955 TOT AL 37 P 28 0 0 50.0 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.32 .957 2.00 1.97 1 2 67% 47% 0
1955 NYY AL 37 P 3 0 0 5.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.33 .960 2.02 1.97 0 1 100% 47% 0
1955 KCA AL 37 P 25 0 0 44.2 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.61 0.32 .956 1.99 1.97 1 1 50% 47% 0
11 Seasons P 412 245 140 2125.2 517 127 371 19 18 .963 2.11 1.21 .961 2.11 2.09 76 41 35% 29% 16
11 Seasons TOT 412 245 140 2125.2 517 127 371 19 18 .963 2.11 1.21 .961 2.11 2.09 76 41 35% 29% 16
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
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)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1948 NL  16 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1946 NL  20 (1st)
1948 NL  21 (1st)
1949 NL  14 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1946 NL  61 (1st)
1947 NL  55 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1947 NL  3 (4th)
1950 NL  4 (5th)
1952 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1946 NL  2.75 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1946 NL  2.19 (1st)
1947 NL  1.74 (4th)
1948 NL  1.64 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1946 NL  .988 (5th)

                           

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 15 (152), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 121 (159), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 55 (241), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (419), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (251st), 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

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
1950 32 Boston Braves $25,000 ? 2/8/50 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,000
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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