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Fred Sanford

John Frederick Sanford

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 9, 1919 in Garfield, UT
High School: West HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1943 (Age 23.269)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Yankees/Senators 1943-1951

Final Game: September 14, 1951 (Age 32.036)
Died: March 15, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT
Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT
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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
1943 23 SLB AL 0 0 1.93 3 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 7 2 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 37 183 3.27 1.179 6.8 0.0 3.9 1.9 0.50
1946 26 SLB AL 2 1 .667 2.05 3 3 0 2 2 0 22.0 19 7 5 0 9 8 0 0 0 91 187 2.89 1.273 7.8 0.0 3.7 3.3 0.89
1947 27 SLB AL 7 16 .304 3.71 34 23 7 9 0 4 186.2 186 89 77 17 76 62 0 0 3 803 105 4.24 1.404 9.0 0.8 3.7 3.0 0.82
1948 28 SLB AL 12 21 .364 4.64 42 33 7 9 1 2 227.0 250 123 117 19 91 79 2 0 4 997 98 4.28 1.502 9.9 0.8 3.6 3.1 0.87
1949 29 NYY AL 7 3 .700 3.87 29 11 6 3 0 0 95.1 100 53 41 9 57 51 0 0 0 433 105 4.46 1.647 9.4 0.8 5.4 4.8 0.89
1950 30 NYY AL 5 4 .556 4.55 26 12 4 2 0 0 112.2 103 60 57 9 79 54 1 1 3 503 95 4.79 1.615 8.2 0.7 6.3 4.3 0.68
1951 31 TOT AL 4 10 .286 6.82 27 16 3 1 0 0 91.0 103 71 69 13 75 29 0 0 0 442 61 6.17 1.956 10.2 1.3 7.4 2.9 0.39
1951 31 NYY AL 0 3 .000 3.71 11 2 3 0 0 0 26.2 15 11 11 2 25 10 0 0 0 117 105 5.52 1.500 5.1 0.7 8.4 3.4 0.40
1951 31 WSH AL 2 3 .400 6.57 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.0 51 27 27 5 27 12 0 0 0 182 63 5.78 2.108 12.4 1.2 6.6 2.9 0.44
1951 31 SLB AL 2 4 .333 10.21 9 7 0 1 0 0 27.1 37 33 31 6 23 7 0 0 0 143 44 7.34 2.195 12.2 2.0 7.6 2.3 0.30
7 Yrs 37 55 .402 4.45 164 98 27 26 3 6 744.0 768 405 368 67 391 285 3 1 10 3306 94 4.55 1.558 9.3 0.8 4.7 3.4 0.73
162 Game Avg. 10 14 .402 4.45 43 25 7 7 1 2 193 199 105 96 17 101 74 1 0 3 858 94 4.55 1.558 9.3 0.8 4.7 3.4 0.73
SLB (5 yrs) 23 42 .354 4.42 91 66 14 21 3 6 472.1 499 254 232 42 203 158 2 0 7 2071 96 4.35 1.486 9.5 0.8 3.9 3.0 0.78
NYY (3 yrs) 12 10 .545 4.18 66 25 13 5 0 0 234.2 218 124 109 20 161 115 1 1 3 1053 99 4.74 1.615 8.4 0.8 6.2 4.4 0.71
WSH (1 yr) 2 3 .400 6.57 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.0 51 27 27 5 27 12 0 0 0 182 63 5.78 2.108 12.4 1.2 6.6 2.9 0.44
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
1943 23 SLB AL 9.1 3 0 2 1.93 3.86 -0.23 0.00 104.0 4.25 2 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 3 .599 .502
1946 26 SLB AL 22.0 3 3 7 2.86 4.07 -0.18 0.00 109.2 4.64 4 0.5 -0.0 0.7 6 .678 .503
1947 27 SLB AL 186.2 34 23 89 4.29 4.28 -0.20 0.00 104.1 4.66 8 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.3 21 .527 .506
1948 28 SLB AL 227.0 42 33 123 4.88 4.83 -0.31 0.00 104.2 5.36 12 1.2 1.6 -0.1 3.0 31 .529 .507
1949 29 NYY AL 95.1 29 11 53 5.00 4.58 0.22 0.00 97.7 4.26 -8 -0.8 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .474 .495
1950 30 NYY AL 112.2 26 12 60 4.79 4.66 0.12 0.00 94.9 4.30 -7 -0.6 1.1 -0.1 0.2 5 .476 .496
1951 31 NYY AL 26.2 11 2 11 3.71 4.49 0.17 0.00 94.5 4.08 1 0.1 .9 -0.0 0.3 3 .509 .501
1951 31 WSH AL 37.0 7 7 27 6.57 4.70 -0.22 0.00 99.7 4.91 -7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .405 .496
1951 31 SLB AL 27.1 9 7 33 10.87 4.52 -0.40 0.00 109.6 5.39 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -14 .338 .491
7 Seasons 744.0 164 98 405 4.90 4.57 -0.13 0.00 101.7 4.78 -11 -0.4 1.1 -0.5 5.1 51 .497 .501
SLB (5 yrs) 472.1 91 66 254 4.84 4.54 -0.26 0.00 104.7 5.03 10 1.5 1.2 -0.2 5.1 47 .517 .505
NYY (3 yrs) 234.2 66 25 124 4.76 4.61 0.17 0.00 96.0 4.26 -13 -1.3 1.1 -0.3 0.4 8 .481 .497
WSH (1 yr) 37.0 7 7 27 6.57 4.70 -0.22 0.00 99.7 4.91 -7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .405 .496

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
1943 23 SLB AL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 /1
1946 26 SLB AL 3 8 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .429 .804 119 3 0 0 0 /1
1947 27 SLB AL 34 62 54 5 11 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 23 .204 .218 .241 .459 26 13 0 0 7 1
1948 28 SLB AL 43 79 73 9 11 3 0 1 4 0 0 4 17 .151 .195 .233 .428 12 17 0 0 2 1
1949 29 NYY AL 29 37 34 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .118 .143 .118 .261 -31 4 0 0 2 1
1950 30 NYY AL 26 37 35 4 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 .229 .250 .286 .536 39 10 1 0 1 1
1951 31 TOT AL 27 31 26 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 .115 .233 .154 .387 7 4 0 0 1 1
1951 31 NYY AL 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 -51 0 0 0 0 1
1951 31 WSH AL 7 16 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .143 .276 -25 2 0 0 1 /1
1951 31 SLB AL 9 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .286 .444 .286 .730 98 2 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 165 255 229 22 39 9 0 1 10 0 1 12 67 .170 .212 .223 .434 16 51 1 0 14
162 Game Avg. 162 250 225 22 38 9 0 1 10 0 1 12 66 .170 .212 .223 .434 16 50 1 0 14
SLB (5 yrs) 92 159 141 15 26 6 0 1 6 0 1 8 43 .184 .228 .248 .476 28 35 0 0 10
NYY (3 yrs) 66 80 74 5 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 16 .162 .195 .189 .384 1 14 1 0 3
WSH (1 yr) 7 16 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .143 .276 -25 2 0 0 1

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
1943 23 SLB AL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1946 26 SLB AL 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .536 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1947 27 SLB AL 34 62 -6 -0 0 0 7 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1948 28 SLB AL 43 79 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1949 29 NYY AL 29 37 -7 -0 1 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1950 30 NYY AL 26 37 -3 -1 0 0 4 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1951 31 NYY AL 11 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1951 31 WSH AL 7 16 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1951 31 SLB AL 9 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
7 Seasons 165 255 -30 -1 1 0 27 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 0.0 -3
SLB (5 yrs) 92 159 -16 -0 0 0 17 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
NYY (3 yrs) 66 80 -11 -1 1 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
WSH (1 yr) 7 16 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1943 SLB AL 23 P 3 0 0 9.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.89 1.00 .963 2.22 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1946 SLB AL 26 P 3 3 2 22.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 1.64 1.33 .950 2.00 2.00
1947 SLB AL 27 P 34 23 9 186.2 34 7 26 1 0 .971 1.59 0.97 .955 1.92 1.90 6 3 33% 50% 0
1948 SLB AL 28 P 42 33 9 227.0 59 9 46 4 1 .932 2.18 1.31 .963 2.02 1.99 5 2 29% 48% 1
1949 NYY AL 29 P 29 11 3 95.1 21 2 17 2 1 .905 1.79 0.66 .962 2.11 2.09 2 3 60% 46% 0
1950 NYY AL 30 P 26 12 2 112.2 39 9 30 0 5 1.000 3.12 1.50 .950 2.03 1.99 6 2 25% 0
1951 TOT AL 31 P 27 16 1 91.0 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 1.98 0.74 .952 2.07 2.06 1 3 75% 45% 0
1951 NYY AL 31 P 11 2 0 26.2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.91 .953 2.06 2.06 0 2 100% 45% 0
1951 WSH AL 31 P 7 7 0 37.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.22 0.71 .952 2.07 2.06 1 1 50% 45% 0
1951 SLB AL 31 P 9 7 1 27.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.65 0.56 .952 2.07 2.06 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 164 98 26 744.0 180 33 140 7 8 .961 2.09 1.05 .957 2.02 2.01 20 14 41% 35% 1
7 Seasons TOT 164 98 26 744.0 180 33 140 7 8 .961 2.09 1.05 .957 2.02 2.01 20 14 41% 35% 1
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

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1948 AL  227.0 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1948 AL  33 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 AL  17 (2nd)
1948 AL  19 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1948 AL  250 (2nd)

Losses s c a p y
1947 AL  16 (2nd)
1948 AL  21 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  117 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1948 AL  997 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1948 AL  4 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2034), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1924), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1240th), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Fred Frederick sandford Sanford

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