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Spec Shea

Francis Joseph Shea (The Naugatuck Nugget)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 2, 1920 in Naugatuck, CT
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1947 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Senators 1947-1955

Final Game: August 27, 1955 (Age 34)
Died: July 19, 2002 in New Haven, CT
Buried: St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT
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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
1947 26 NYY AL 14 5 .737 3.07 27 23 3 13 3 1 178.2 127 63 61 10 89 89 4 0 0 734 115 1.209 6.4 0.5 4.5 4.5 1.00 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 9 10 .474 3.41 28 22 4 8 3 1 155.2 117 66 59 10 87 71 2 1 1 663 120 1.310 6.8 0.6 5.0 4.1 0.82
1949 28 NYY AL 1 1 .500 5.33 20 3 10 0 0 1 52.1 48 36 31 5 43 22 0 0 1 239 76 1.739 8.3 0.9 7.4 3.8 0.51
1951 30 NYY AL 5 5 .500 4.33 25 11 7 2 2 0 95.2 112 59 46 11 50 38 4 0 1 431 89 1.693 10.5 1.0 4.7 3.6 0.76
1952 31 WSH AL 11 7 .611 2.93 22 21 1 12 2 0 169.0 144 62 55 6 92 65 2 0 4 723 122 1.396 7.7 0.3 4.9 3.5 0.71
1953 32 WSH AL 12 7 .632 3.94 23 23 0 11 1 0 164.2 151 82 72 11 75 38 4 1 3 706 99 1.372 8.3 0.6 4.1 2.1 0.51
1954 33 WSH AL 2 9 .182 6.18 23 11 9 1 0 0 71.1 97 54 49 9 34 22 2 0 3 334 58 1.836 12.2 1.1 4.3 2.8 0.65
1955 34 WSH AL 2 2 .500 3.99 27 4 16 1 1 2 56.1 53 31 25 4 27 0 16 1 0 2 246 99 1.420 8.5 0.6 4.3 2.6 0.59
8 Yrs 56 46 .549 3.80 195 118 50 48 12 5 943.2 849 453 398 66 497 0 361 19 2 15 4076 100 1.426 8.1 0.6 4.7 3.4 0.73
162 Game Avg. 12 10 .549 3.80 42 26 11 10 3 1 205 184 98 86 14 108 78 4 0 3 886 100 1.426 8.1 0.6 4.7 3.4 0.73
WSH (4 yrs) 27 25 .519 3.92 95 59 26 25 4 2 461.1 445 229 201 30 228 0 141 9 1 12 2009 95 1.459 8.7 0.6 4.4 2.8 0.62
NYY (4 yrs) 29 21 .580 3.68 100 59 24 23 8 3 482.1 404 224 197 36 269 220 10 1 3 2067 104 1.395 7.5 0.7 5.0 4.1 0.82

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
1947 26 NYY AL 178.2 27 23 63 3.17 4.00 0.14 0.00 96.7 3.73 12 1.3 1.2 -0.1 2.7 24 .549 .508 $5,000 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 155.2 28 22 66 3.82 4.45 0.07 0.00 94.7 4.15 6 0.6 1.5 -0.1 1.8 19 .520 .503 $15,000
1949 28 NYY AL 52.1 20 3 36 6.19 4.70 0.21 0.00 95.3 4.28 -11 -1.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .447 .493 $11,250
1951 30 NYY AL 95.2 25 11 59 5.55 4.61 0.19 0.00 94.4 4.17 -15 -1.5 1.2 -0.2 -0.8 -6 .441 .491 $5,000
1952 31 WSH AL 169.0 22 21 62 3.30 4.08 -0.16 0.00 99.7 4.23 17 2.0 .2 -0.1 3.2 31 .589 .512 $5,000
1953 32 WSH AL 164.2 23 23 82 4.48 4.36 0.34 0.00 102.3 4.11 -8 -0.8 -0.1 0.5 7 .465 .495 $14,000
1954 33 WSH AL 71.1 23 11 54 6.81 4.16 -0.19 0.00 95.1 4.14 -21 -2.1 .6 0.1 -1.5 -16 .408 .487 $14,000
1955 34 WSH AL 56.1 27 4 31 4.95 4.56 -0.57 0.00 102.7 5.26 1 0.1 .9 -0.1 0.5 7 .505 .501 $10,500
8 Seasons 943.2 195 118 453 4.32 4.30 0.05 0.00 97.8 4.15 -20 -1.5 1.0 -0.7 5.7 58 .493 .499 $79,750
WSH (4 yrs) 461.1 95 59 229 4.47 4.25 -0.04 0.00 100.3 4.30 -11 -0.8 .8 -0.2 2.8 28 .491 .499 $43,500
NYY (4 yrs) 482.1 100 59 224 4.18 4.34 0.13 0.00 95.4 4.01 -9 -0.6 1.2 -0.4 2.8 29 .494 .500 $36,250

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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1947 26 NYY AL WS W BRO 2 0 1.000 2.35 3 3 0 1 0 0 15.1 10 4 4 0 8 1 10 0 1 0 61 1.174 5.9 0.0 4.7 5.9 1.25
1 WS 2 0 1.000 2.35 3 3 0 1 0 0 15.1 10 4 4 0 8 1 10 0 1 0 61 1.174 5.9 0.0 4.7 5.9 1.25

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1947 26 NYY AL 27 69 56 8 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 .196 .262 .268 .530 48 15 1 0 8 1 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 28 58 47 4 7 0 2 0 4 0 0 6 11 .149 .259 .234 .493 32 11 1 1 5 1
1949 28 NYY AL 20 14 12 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 .250 .357 .250 .607 62 3 0 0 0 1
1951 30 NYY AL 25 31 28 5 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 7 .214 .267 .321 .588 61 9 0 0 1 1
1952 31 WSH AL 22 66 63 6 15 2 0 0 10 0 0 2 16 .238 .262 .270 .531 50 17 2 0 1 1
1953 32 WSH AL 23 69 62 2 11 1 1 0 6 0 0 2 9 .177 .203 .226 .429 17 14 3 0 4 1
1954 33 WSH AL 23 20 20 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .050 .050 .100 .150 -59 2 0 0 0 0 1
1955 34 WSH AL 27 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000 171 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 195 337 298 29 58 8 4 1 33 0 0 19 63 .195 .245 .258 .504 39 77 7 1 19 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 280 248 24 48 7 3 1 27 0 0 16 52 .195 .245 .258 .504 39 64 6 1 16
WSH (4 yrs) 95 165 155 11 31 6 1 0 19 0 0 4 34 .200 .220 .252 .472 31 39 5 0 5 0 0
NYY (4 yrs) 100 172 143 18 27 2 3 1 14 0 0 15 29 .189 .270 .266 .536 47 38 2 1 14

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
1947 26 NYY AL 27 69 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .513 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $5,000 1 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 27 NYY AL 28 58 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 1
1949 28 NYY AL 20 14 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $11,250 1
1951 30 NYY AL 25 31 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,000 1
1952 31 WSH AL 22 66 -4 -0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $5,000 1
1953 32 WSH AL 23 69 -7 1 -1 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $14,000 1
1954 33 WSH AL 23 20 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $14,000 1
1955 34 WSH AL 27 10 1 -1 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $10,500 1
8 Seasons 195 337 -26 -0 0 0 36 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .506 .501 1.1 0.0 11 $79,750
WSH (4 yrs) 95 165 -14 -0 -0 0 18 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $43,500
NYY (4 yrs) 100 172 -12 0 1 0 18 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .507 .501 0.7 -0.0 7 $36,250

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
1947 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 3 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0

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
1947 NYY AL 26 P 27 23 13 178.2 23 9 14 0 0 1.000 1.16 0.85 .955 1.92 1.90 5 6 55% 50% 0 AS,MVP-14,RoY-3
1948 NYY AL 27 P 28 22 8 155.2 22 4 17 1 0 .955 1.21 0.75 .963 2.02 1.99 5 4 44% 48% 1
1949 NYY AL 28 P 20 3 0 52.1 12 2 9 1 1 .917 1.89 0.55 .962 2.12 2.09 3 1 25% 46% 1
1951 NYY AL 30 P 25 11 2 95.2 22 7 14 1 3 .955 1.98 0.84 .953 2.07 2.06 4 8 67% 45% 1
1952 WSH AL 31 P 22 21 12 169.0 37 14 23 0 1 1.000 1.97 1.68 .966 2.10 2.10 6 4 40% 46% 1
1953 WSH AL 32 P 23 23 11 164.2 29 5 24 0 2 1.000 1.59 1.26 .957 1.95 1.93 4 2 33% 50% 3
1954 WSH AL 33 P 23 11 1 71.1 23 5 17 1 1 .957 2.78 0.96 .959 2.01 1.99 4 3 43% 48% 2
1955 WSH AL 34 P 27 4 1 56.1 12 3 7 2 0 .833 1.60 0.37 .956 1.98 1.97 2 1 33% 47% 0
8 Seasons P 195 118 48 943.2 180 49 125 6 8 .967 1.66 0.89 .959 2.01 2.00 33 29 47% 47% 9
8 Seasons TOT 195 118 48 943.2 180 49 125 6 8 .967 1.66 0.89 .959 2.01 2.00 33 29 47% 47% 9
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1947 AL (14, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1947 AL  3.07 (8th)
1948 AL  3.41 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1947 AL  14 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1947 AL  .737 (1st)
1952 AL  .611 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1947 AL  1.209 (3rd)
1948 AL  1.310 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  6.397 (1st)
1948 AL  6.765 (1st)
1952 AL  7.669 (8th)
1953 AL  8.253 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  4.483 (9th)
1948 AL  4.105 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1953 AL  11 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1947 AL  3 (5th)
1948 AL  3 (5th)
1951 AL  2 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  89 (10th)
1952 AL  92 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 AL  0.320 (3rd)
1953 AL  0.601 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 AL  4 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1948 AL  120 (10th)
1952 AL  122 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1947 AL  19.07 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1947 AL  3.4 (2nd)
1952 AL  2.8 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1947 AL  1.7 (7th)
1952 AL  1.6 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1947 AL  2.1 (7th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1947 AL  1.000 (1st)
1952 AL  1.000 (1st)
1953 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

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 - 7 (347), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 31 (780), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (709), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (860), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1010th), 6.7 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
194726New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194827New York Yankees$15,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194928New York Yankees$11,250Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195130New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195231Washington Senators$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195332Washington Senators$14,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195433Washington Senators$14,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195534Washington Senators$10,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,750
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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Name and misspellings: The Francis Naugatuck frank Joseph Nugget Spec Shea

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