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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1930 [*]
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

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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1929 23 CLE AL 2 3 .400 5.04 11 3 7 1 0 0 44.2 46 28 25 4 22 15 3 0 0 197 88 5.33 1.522 9.3 0.8 4.4 3.0 0.68
1930 24 CLE AL 3 4 .429 7.97 24 10 6 1 0 0 84.2 129 86 75 8 50 17 1 3 2 420 60 6.13 2.114 13.7 0.9 5.3 1.8 0.34
1931 25 CLE AL 2 3 .400 7.24 12 4 3 1 0 0 41.0 55 34 33 4 26 12 2 1 3 202 64 5.84 1.976 12.1 0.9 5.7 2.6 0.46
1937 31 BSN NL 3 1 .750 2.53 6 5 1 3 1 1 42.2 38 14 12 1 9 13 1 0 0 174 142 3.44 1.102 8.0 0.2 1.9 2.7 1.44
1938 32 BSN NL 8 7 .533 3.54 26 15 7 9 1 1 139.2 147 60 55 7 36 49 2 0 1 595 96 3.69 1.310 9.5 0.5 2.3 3.2 1.36
1939 33 TOT NL 6 8 .429 3.18 35 14 12 7 0 1 170.0 176 74 60 7 53 57 3 0 1 729 118 3.83 1.347 9.3 0.4 2.8 3.0 1.08
1939 33 BSN NL 4 6 .400 3.13 25 11 10 7 0 1 132.1 133 56 46 4 42 51 1 0 0 562 118 3.57 1.322 9.0 0.3 2.9 3.5 1.21
1939 33 CIN NL 2 2 .500 3.35 10 3 2 0 0 0 37.2 43 18 14 3 11 6 2 0 1 167 117 4.73 1.434 10.3 0.7 2.6 1.4 0.55
1940 34 CIN NL 1 0 1.000 5.63 20 0 5 0 0 0 54.1 56 35 34 3 18 17 0 0 0 232 68 3.92 1.362 9.3 0.5 3.0 2.8 0.94
7 Yrs 25 26 .490 4.59 134 51 41 22 2 3 577.0 647 331 294 34 214 180 12 4 7 2549 86 4.37 1.492 10.1 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.84
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .490 4.59 49 19 15 8 1 1 212 238 122 108 12 79 66 4 1 3 937 86 4.37 1.492 10.1 0.5 3.3 2.8 0.84
BSN (3 yrs) 15 14 .517 3.23 57 31 18 19 2 3 314.2 318 130 113 12 87 113 4 0 1 1331 110 3.61 1.287 9.1 0.3 2.5 3.2 1.30
CLE (3 yrs) 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 5.85 1.926 12.2 0.8 5.2 2.3 0.45
CIN (2 yrs) 3 2 .600 4.70 30 3 7 0 0 0 92.0 99 53 48 6 29 23 2 0 1 399 82 4.25 1.391 9.7 0.6 2.8 2.3 0.79
NL (4 yrs) 18 16 .529 3.56 87 34 25 19 2 3 406.2 417 183 161 18 116 136 6 0 2 1730 102 3.75 1.311 9.2 0.4 2.6 3.0 1.17
AL (3 yrs) 7 10 .412 7.03 47 17 16 3 0 0 170.1 230 148 133 16 98 44 6 4 5 819 66 5.85 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

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
1929 23 CLE AL 11 15 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1930 24 CLE AL 24 37 33 5 7 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 14 .212 .257 .455 .712 74 15 0 2 1
1931 25 CLE AL 12 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .077 .143 .077 .220 -42 1 0 0 1
1937 31 BSN NL 6 20 16 3 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 6 .125 .176 .375 .551 53 6 0 0 3 /1
1938 32 BSN NL 27 62 57 2 12 2 1 0 4 0 5 17 .211 .274 .281 .555 60 16 3 0 0 1
1939 33 TOT NL 35 63 55 5 8 0 0 0 4 0 5 27 .145 .217 .145 .362 2 8 2 0 3 1
1939 33 BSN NL 25 50 44 4 7 0 0 0 4 0 4 19 .159 .229 .159 .388 10 7 2 0 2 1
1939 33 CIN NL 10 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .091 .167 .091 .258 -30 1 0 0 1 1
1940 34 CIN NL 20 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -31 2 0 0 1 1
7 Yrs 135 228 205 18 32 6 2 2 14 0 0 14 76 .156 .210 .234 .444 21 48 5 0 9
162 Game Avg. 162 274 246 22 38 7 2 2 17 0 17 91 .156 .210 .234 .444 21 58 0 11
BSN (3 yrs) 58 132 117 9 21 3 1 1 12 0 10 42 .179 .244 .248 .492 40 29 5 0 5
CLE (3 yrs) 47 66 61 7 8 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 22 .131 .172 .262 .434 8 16 0 2
CIN (2 yrs) 30 30 27 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .111 .143 .111 .254 -30 3 0 0 2
NL (4 yrs) 88 162 144 11 24 3 1 1 12 0 11 54 .167 .226 .222 .448 26 32 5 0 7
AL (3 yrs) 47 66 61 7 8 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 22 .131 .172 .262 .434 8 16 0 2

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
1929 23 CLE AL 11 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $2,700 1
1930 24 CLE AL 24 37 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $3,600 1
1931 25 CLE AL 12 14 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $4,500 1
1937 31 BSN NL 6 20 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1938 32 BSN NL 27 62 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .515 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1939 33 BSN NL 25 50 -6 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1939 33 CIN NL 10 13 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1940 34 CIN NL 20 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
7 Seasons 135 228 -26 0 0 0 25 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $10,800
BSN (3 yrs) 58 132 -10 0 0 0 15 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .508 .501 0.5 -0.0 4
CLE (3 yrs) 47 66 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .500 -0.3 0.0 -3 $10,800
CIN (2 yrs) 30 30 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

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
1929 CLE AL 23 P 11 3 1 44.2 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 2.22 1.00 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 CLE AL 24 P 24 10 1 84.2 22 3 17 2 2 .909 2.13 0.83 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 CLE AL 25 P 12 4 1 41.0 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 2.20 0.83 .954 2.22 2.19
1937 BSN NL 31 P 6 5 3 42.2 14 2 12 0 1 1.000 2.95 2.33 .958 2.38 2.37
1938 BSN NL 32 P 26 15 9 139.2 29 8 19 2 0 .931 1.74 1.04 .964 2.21 2.19
1939 TOT NL 33 P 35 14 7 170.0 42 3 37 2 3 .952 2.12 1.14 .960 2.19 2.16
1939 BSN NL 33 P 25 11 7 132.1 34 2 30 2 3 .941 2.18 1.28 .960 2.19 2.16
1939 CIN NL 33 P 10 3 0 37.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.91 0.80 .960 2.20 2.16
1940 CIN NL 34 P 20 0 0 54.1 10 0 10 0 0 1.000 1.66 0.50 .962 2.22 2.22 0 2 100% 0
7 Seasons P 134 51 22 577.0 138 20 112 6 7 .957 2.06 0.99 .958 2.23 2.20 0 2 100% 0
7 Seasons TOT 134 51 22 577.0 138 20 112 6 7 .957 2.06 0.99 .958 2.23 2.20 0 2 100% 0
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

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 (2044), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1483rd), 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

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
192923Cleveland Indians$2,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193024Cleveland Indians$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193125Cleveland Indians$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,800
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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