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Milt Shoffner

Milburn James Shoffner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 184 lb.

Born: November 13, 1905 in Sherman, TX(All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1929 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Bees/Indians/Reds 1929-1940

Final Game: September 22, 1940 (Age 34)
Died: January 19, 1978 in Madison, OH
Buried: Madison Memorial Cemetery, Madison, OH
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1929 23 CLE AL 2 3 .400 5.04 5.33 11 3 7 1 0 0 44.2 46 28 25 4 22 15 3 0 0 197 88 1.522 9.3 0.8 4.4 3.0 0.68
1930 24 CLE AL 3 4 .429 7.97 6.13 24 10 6 1 0 0 84.2 129 86 75 8 50 17 1 3 2 420 60 2.114 13.7 0.9 5.3 1.8 0.34
1931 25 CLE AL 2 3 .400 7.24 5.84 12 4 3 1 0 0 41.0 55 34 33 4 26 12 2 1 3 202 64 1.976 12.1 0.9 5.7 2.6 0.46
1937 31 BSN NL 3 1 .750 2.53 3.44 6 5 1 3 1 1 42.2 38 14 12 1 9 13 1 0 0 174 142 1.102 8.0 0.2 1.9 2.7 1.44
1938 32 BSN NL 8 7 .533 3.54 3.69 26 15 7 9 1 1 139.2 147 60 55 7 36 49 2 0 1 595 96 1.310 9.5 0.5 2.3 3.2 1.36
1939 33 TOT NL 6 8 .429 3.18 3.83 35 14 12 7 0 1 170.0 176 74 60 7 53 57 3 0 1 729 118 1.347 9.3 0.4 2.8 3.0 1.08
1939 33 BSN NL 4 6 .400 3.13 3.57 25 11 10 7 0 1 132.1 133 56 46 4 42 51 1 0 0 562 118 1.322 9.0 0.3 2.9 3.5 1.21
1939 33 CIN NL 2 2 .500 3.35 4.73 10 3 2 0 0 0 37.2 43 18 14 3 11 6 2 0 1 167 117 1.434 10.3 0.7 2.6 1.4 0.55
1940 34 CIN NL 1 0 1.000 5.63 3.92 20 0 5 0 0 0 54.1 56 35 34 3 18 17 0 0 0 232 68 1.362 9.3 0.5 3.0 2.8 0.94
7 Yrs 25 26 .490 4.59 4.37 134 51 41 22 2 3 577.0 647 331 294 34 214 180 12 4 7 2549 86 1.492 10.1 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.84
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .490 4.59 4.37 49 19 15 8 1 1 212 238 122 108 12 79 66 4 1 3 937 86 1.492 10.1 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.84
BSN (3 yrs) 15 14 .517 3.23 3.61 57 31 18 19 2 3 314.2 318 130 113 12 87 113 4 0 1 1331 110 1.287 9.1 0.3 2.5 3.2 1.30
CLE (3 yrs) 7 10 .412 7.03 5.85 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45
CIN (2 yrs) 3 2 .600 4.70 4.25 30 3 7 0 0 0 92.0 99 53 48 6 29 23 2 0 1 399 82 1.391 9.7 0.6 2.8 2.3 0.79
NL (4 yrs) 18 16 .529 3.56 3.75 87 34 25 19 2 3 406.2 417 183 161 18 116 136 6 0 2 1730 102 1.311 9.2 0.4 2.6 3.0 1.17
AL (3 yrs) 7 10 .412 7.03 5.85 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45

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
1929 23 CLE AL 44.2 11 3 28 5.64 5.29 -0.11 0.00 102.4 5.52 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .494 .500 $2,700
1930 24 CLE AL 84.2 24 10 86 9.14 5.96 -0.23 0.00 102.0 6.31 -27 -2.2 1.0 -0.0 -1.4 -16 .406 .486 $3,600
1931 25 CLE AL 41.0 12 4 34 7.46 6.22 -0.22 0.00 101.8 6.56 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .466 .498 $4,500
1937 31 BSN NL 42.2 6 5 14 2.95 4.56 0.43 0.00 99.1 4.09 5 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.0 9 .600 .504
1938 32 BSN NL 139.2 26 15 60 3.87 4.62 0.22 0.00 91.3 4.02 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.5 15 .511 .502
1939 33 BSN NL 132.1 25 11 56 3.81 4.59 0.29 0.00 92.8 3.99 3 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.5 14 .514 .502
1939 33 CIN NL 37.2 10 3 18 4.30 4.63 0.45 0.00 101.7 4.25 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .500 .500
1940 34 CIN NL 54.1 20 0 35 5.80 4.52 0.67 0.00 98.3 3.78 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .440 .493
7 Seasons 577.0 134 51 331 5.16 4.96 0.19 0.00 96.7 4.64 -32 -2.7 1.0 -0.3 2.5 24 .480 .497 $10,800
BSN (3 yrs) 314.2 57 31 130 3.72 4.60 0.28 0.00 93.0 4.02 12 1.3 1.0 -0.1 3.9 38 .522 .502
CLE (3 yrs) 170.1 47 17 148 7.82 5.85 -0.19 0.00 102.1 6.16 -32 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -11 .442 .492 $10,800
CIN (2 yrs) 92.0 30 3 53 5.18 4.56 0.58 0.00 99.7 3.97 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .460 .495

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
1940 34 CIN NL 157 20 233 209 35 56 4 1 3 0 2 18 17 .268 .326 .340 .666 .280 71 1 0 5 0 0
1 Yr 157 20 233 209 35 56 4 1 3 0 2 18 17 .268 .326 .340 .666 .280 71 1 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 534 68 792 711 119 190 14 3 10 0 7 61 58 .268 .326 .340 .666 .280 241 3 0 17 0 0
MLB Averages .279 .343 .352 .695 .295

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1940 34 CIN NL -9.2 -0.9 79 -0.1 1.1 -1.2 .99 -0.1 0.0 -3.2 -0.3 1.13 -1.1 3 3 1
7 Yrs -34.0 -2.8 79 -0.1 1.1 -1.2 .99 -0.1 0.0 -3.2 -0.3 1.13 -1.1 3 3 1

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
1929 23 CLE AL 11 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 .000 0 0 1 0 1 33% 45.7 55 32 1 2 2.0 6.7
1930 24 CLE AL 24 10 2 3 5 1 0 5 5 .500 0 0 1 0 3 30% 31.9 51 11 2 7 6.1 5.5
1931 25 CLE AL 12 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 .250 0 0 1 0 0 0% 29.0 43 20 1 3 5.4 4.1
1937 31 BSN NL 6 5 3 1 1 0 1 4 1 .800 0 0 3 1 4 80% 58.8 84 37 4 1 6.0 8.3
1938 32 BSN NL 26 15 6 6 3 1 3 9 6 .600 0 0 9 1 8 53% 52.7 81 27 3 9 4.1 7.3
1939 33 TOT NL 35 14 3 8 3 0 3 3 11 .214 0 0 7 0 6 43% 49.1 75 25 9 3 3.9 7.1
1939 33 BSN NL 25 11 3 6 2 0 3 3 8 .273 0 0 7 0 6 55% 52.7 75 25 6 3 3.9 7.8
1939 33 CIN NL 10 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 36.0 46 26 3 0 4.0 4.2
6 Yrs 114 51 15 24 12 3 8 22 29 .431 0 0 22 2 22 43% 46 84 11 20 25 4.6 6.7
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 132 -35 5.0 5.0 6.9

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
1929 23 CLE AL 11 8 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 9.3
1930 24 CLE AL 24 14 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 6.4
1931 25 CLE AL 12 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 9.3
1937 31 BSN NL 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.0
1938 32 BSN NL 26 11 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 5 0 3 8.3
1939 33 TOT NL 35 21 12 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 5 0 2 10.1
1939 33 BSN NL 25 14 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 3 0 0 9.9
1939 33 CIN NL 10 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 10.7
1940 34 CIN NL 20 20 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 0 0% .985 3 3 1 1 2 4 5 2 13 4 5 1 8.2
7 Yrs 134 83 41 10 2 0 3 0 1 1 10 0 0% .985 3 3 1 1 2 4 5 2 57 17 5 6 8.5

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%
1929 23 CLE AL 197 2.0% 7.6% 11.2% 3.1% 13% 73%
1930 24 CLE AL 427 1.9% 4.0% 11.7% 2.6% 9% 79%
1931 25 CLE AL 202 2.0% 5.9% 12.9% 2.0% 7% 77%
1937 31 BSN NL 174 0.6% 7.5% 5.2% 1.2% 5% 83%
1938 32 BSN NL 595 1.2% 8.2% 6.1% 2.9% 12% 82%
1939 33 TOT NL 729 1.0% 7.8% 7.3% 2.7% 11% 80%
1939 33 BSN NL 562 0.7% 9.1% 7.5% 3.0% 13% 79%
1939 33 CIN NL 167 1.8% 3.6% 6.6% 83%
1940 34 CIN NL 233 29% 1.3% 7.3% 7.7% 3.4% 14% 1.00 81% 21 1 5%
7 Yrs 2557 29% 1.3% 7.0% 8.4% 2.5% 10% 1.00 80% 21 1 5%
MLB Averages 53% 1.4% 8.5% 8.3% 3.4% 14% 0.94 80% 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
1929 23 CLE AL 46 4 0
1930 24 CLE AL 129 8 2
1931 25 CLE AL 55 4 3
1937 31 BSN NL 38 1 0
1938 32 BSN NL 147 7 1
1939 33 TOT NL 176 7 1
1939 33 BSN NL 133 4 0
1939 33 CIN NL 43 3 1
1940 34 CIN NL 76 56 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 22% 0 0 0 32 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 157
7 Yrs 76 647 34 0 7 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 22% 0 7 0 32 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 157
MLB Averages 53% 51%

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+
1929 23 2 3 .400 5.04 11 3 7 1 0 0 44.2 46 28 25 4 22 15 3 0 0 197 88 1.522 9.3 0.8 4.4 3.0 0.68 88
1930 24 5 7 .417 6.96 35 13 13 2 0 0 129.1 175 114 100 12 72 32 4 3 2 617 67 1.910 12.2 0.8 5.0 2.2 0.44 67
1931 25 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1932 26 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1933 27 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1934 28 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1935 29 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1936 30 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45 66
1937 31 10 11 .476 6.13 53 22 17 6 1 1 213.0 268 162 145 17 107 57 7 4 5 993 73 1.761 11.3 0.7 4.5 2.4 0.53 73
1938 32 18 18 .500 5.10 79 37 24 15 2 2 352.2 415 222 200 24 143 106 9 4 6 1588 79 1.582 10.6 0.6 3.6 2.7 0.74 79
1939 33 24 26 .480 4.48 114 51 36 22 2 3 522.2 591 296 260 31 196 163 12 4 7 2317 88 1.506 10.2 0.5 3.4 2.8 0.83 88
1940 34 25 26 .490 4.59 134 51 41 22 2 3 577.0 647 331 294 34 214 180 12 4 7 2549 86 1.492 10.1 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.84 86

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
1929 23 2 3 .400 4.40 47.0 46 26 23 4 22 16 3 1.447 8.8 4.2 3.1 0.73 0.8 11
1930 24 4 6 .400 6.57 89.0 120 72 65 7 47 18 1 1.876 12.1 4.8 1.8 0.38 0.7 24
1931 25 2 3 .400 5.65 43.0 52 30 27 4 25 13 2 1.791 10.9 5.2 2.7 0.52 0.8 12
1937 31 3 2 .600 2.80 45.0 42 16 14 1 10 14 1 1.156 8.4 2.0 2.8 1.40 0.2 6
1938 32 8 8 .500 3.89 148.0 168 71 64 8 41 52 2 1.412 10.2 2.5 3.2 1.27 0.5 26
1939 33 10 10 .500 3.67 179.0 191 81 73 8 58 60 3 1.391 9.6 2.9 3.0 1.03 0.4 35
1940 34 3 3 .500 5.37 57.0 61 38 34 3 20 18 0 1.421 9.6 3.2 2.8 0.90 0.5 20
7 Yrs 32 35 .478 4.44 608.0 680 334 300 35 223 191 12 1.485 10.1 2.8 0.86 0.5 134



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1939 NL  3.18 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1939 NL  0.371 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1939 NL  118 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2049), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1909), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1482nd), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 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: Milburn James Milt Shoffner

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