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Biff Schlitzer

Victor Joseph Schlitzer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 4, 1884 in Rochester, NY
School: University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1908 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox/Buffeds 1908-1914

Final Game: May 1, 1914 (Age 29)
Died: January 4, 1948 in Wellesley Hills, MA
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY
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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1908 23 PHA AL 6 8 .429 3.16 24 18 3 11 2 0 131.0 110 56 46 1 45 57 2 0 4 518 80 1.183 7.6 0.1 3.1 3.9 1.27
1909 24 TOT AL 4 7 .364 3.80 17 11 6 5 0 1 83.0 81 43 35 0 24 29 4 1 4 371 67 1.265 8.8 0.0 2.6 3.1 1.21
1909 24 PHA AL 0 3 .000 5.40 4 3 1 0 0 0 13.1 13 9 8 0 7 6 3 0 1 63 47 1.500 8.8 0.0 4.7 4.1 0.86
1909 24 BOS AL 4 4 .500 3.49 13 8 5 5 0 1 69.2 68 34 27 0 17 23 1 1 3 308 73 1.220 8.8 0.0 2.2 3.0 1.35
1914 29 BUF FL 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 8 6 3 2 1 0 0 1 18 23 2.700 18.9 8.1 5.4 2.7 0.50
3 Yrs 10 15 .400 3.60 44 29 9 16 2 1 217.1 198 107 87 4 71 87 6 1 9 907 71 1.238 8.2 0.2 2.9 3.6 1.23
162 Game Avg. 9 14 .400 3.60 41 27 8 15 2 1 202 184 100 81 4 66 81 6 1 8 845 71 1.238 8.2 0.2 2.9 3.6 1.23
PHA (2 yrs) 6 11 .353 3.37 28 21 4 11 2 0 144.1 123 65 54 1 52 63 5 0 5 581 75 1.212 7.7 0.1 3.2 3.9 1.21
BOS (1 yr) 4 4 .500 3.49 13 8 5 5 0 1 69.2 68 34 27 0 17 23 1 1 3 308 73 1.220 8.8 0.0 2.2 3.0 1.35
BUF (1 yr) 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 8 6 3 2 1 0 0 1 18 23 2.700 18.9 8.1 5.4 2.7 0.50
AL (2 yrs) 10 15 .400 3.41 41 29 9 16 2 1 214.0 191 99 81 1 69 86 6 1 8 889 75 1.215 8.0 0.0 2.9 3.6 1.25
FL (1 yr) 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 7 8 6 3 2 1 0 0 1 18 23 2.700 18.9 8.1 5.4 2.7 0.50

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
1908 23 PHA AL 131.0 24 18 56 3.85 3.50 -0.19 0.00 107.0 3.95 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .505 .501
1909 24 PHA AL 13.1 4 3 9 6.08 3.37 0.22 0.00 97.0 3.05 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .381 .497
1909 24 BOS AL 69.2 13 8 34 4.39 3.37 0.09 0.00 101.0 3.32 -7 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3 .433 .495
1914 29 BUF FL 3.1 3 0 8 21.60 4.12 0.08 0.00 103.0 4.16 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .306 .496
3 Seasons 217.1 44 29 107 4.43 3.46 -0.08 0.00 104.4 3.69 -17 -1.8 1.0 -0.2 0.1 -1 .459 .498
PHA (2 yrs) 144.1 28 21 65 4.05 3.48 -0.16 0.00 106.1 3.87 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.9 8 .487 .500
BOS (1 yr) 69.2 13 8 34 4.39 3.37 0.09 0.00 101.0 3.32 -7 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3 .433 .495
BUF (1 yr) 3.1 3 0 8 21.60 4.12 0.08 0.00 103.0 4.16 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .306 .496

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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
1908 23 PHA AL 24 48 46 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 16 .196 .213 .196 .408 30 9 0 1 1
1909 24 TOT AL 17 33 31 1 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 6 .194 .194 .290 .484 51 9 0 2 1
1909 24 PHA AL 4 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750 134 2 0 0 /1
1909 24 BOS AL 13 29 27 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 .185 .185 .259 .444 38 7 0 2 1
1914 29 BUF FL 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 467 1 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 44 82 78 2 16 1 1 0 2 1 1 22 .205 .215 .244 .459 44 19 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 302 287 7 59 4 4 0 7 4 4 81 .205 .215 .244 .459 44 70 0 11
PHA (2 yrs) 28 52 50 1 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 18 .200 .216 .220 .436 38 11 0 1
BOS (1 yr) 13 29 27 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 .185 .185 .259 .444 38 7 0 2
BUF (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 467 1 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 41 81 77 2 15 1 1 0 2 1 1 22 .195 .205 .234 .439 38 18 0 3
FL (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 467 1 0 0

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
1908 23 PHA AL 24 48 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1909 24 PHA AL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .517 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1909 24 BOS AL 13 29 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1914 29 BUF FL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .519 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
3 Seasons 44 82 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
PHA (2 yrs) 28 52 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BOS (1 yr) 13 29 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
BUF (1 yr) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .519 .500 0.1 0.0 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 Awards
1908 PHA AL 23 P 24 131.0 33 2 30 1 0 .970 2.20 1.33 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 TOT AL 24 P 17 83.0 45 6 34 5 0 .889 4.34 2.35 .942 3.19 3.15
1909 PHA AL 24 P 4 13.1 10 2 7 1 0 .900 6.08 2.25 .942 3.17 3.15
1909 BOS AL 24 P 13 69.2 35 4 27 4 0 .886 4.00 2.38 .942 3.19 3.15
1914 BUF FL 29 P 3 0 0 3.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.33 .950 2.97 3.00
3 Seasons P 44 0 0 217.1 79 8 65 6 0 .924 3.02 1.66 .944 3.19 3.16
3 Seasons TOT 44 0 0 217.1 79 8 65 6 0 .924 3.02 1.66 .944 3.19 3.16
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.
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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

Saves s c a p y
1909 AL  1 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2164), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2003rd), 0.2 career WAR/0.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Victor Biff Joseph Schlitzer

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