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Elmer Singleton

Bert Elmer Singleton (Smoky)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 174 lb.

Born: June 26, 1918 in Ogden, UT
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1945 (Age 27)
Rookie Status: Lost 1946 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Braves/Senators 1945-1959

Final Game: August 1, 1959 (Age 41)
Died: January 5, 1996 in Ogden, UT
Buried: Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, UT
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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
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Voluntarily Retired)
1945 27 BSN NL 1 4 .200 4.82 7 5 2 1 0 0 37.1 35 22 20 1 14 14 1 0 1 158 80 3.34 1.313 8.4 0.2 3.4 3.4 1.00
1946 28 BSN NL 0 1 .000 3.74 15 2 6 0 0 1 33.2 27 20 14 3 21 17 1 0 0 146 93 4.49 1.426 7.2 0.8 5.6 4.5 0.81
1947 29 PIT NL 2 2 .500 6.31 36 3 14 0 0 1 67.0 70 49 47 9 39 24 2 0 5 309 67 5.36 1.627 9.4 1.2 5.2 3.2 0.62
1948 30 PIT NL 4 6 .400 4.97 38 5 17 1 0 2 92.1 90 52 51 12 40 53 1 0 9 404 82 4.53 1.408 8.8 1.2 3.9 5.2 1.33
1950 32 WSH AL 1 2 .333 5.20 21 1 11 0 0 0 36.1 39 23 21 4 17 19 0 0 4 157 87 4.37 1.541 9.7 1.0 4.2 4.7 1.12
1957 39 CHC NL 0 1 .000 6.75 5 2 1 0 0 0 13.1 20 11 10 3 2 0 6 0 1 0 62 59 4.93 1.650 13.5 2.0 1.4 4.1 3.00
1958 40 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 15 2.26 0.429 1.9 0.0 1.9 3.9 2.00
1959 41 CHC NL 2 1 .667 2.72 21 1 12 0 0 0 43.0 40 15 13 2 12 2 25 0 0 0 180 145 2.82 1.209 8.4 0.4 2.5 5.2 2.08
8 Yrs 11 17 .393 4.83 145 19 65 2 0 4 327.2 322 192 176 34 146 3 160 5 1 19 1431 84 4.30 1.428 8.8 0.9 4.0 4.4 1.10
162 Game Avg. 5 7 .393 4.83 60 8 27 1 0 2 136 134 80 73 14 61 66 2 0 8 593 84 4.30 1.428 8.8 0.9 4.0 4.4 1.10
CHC (3 yrs) 3 2 .600 3.39 28 3 15 0 0 0 61.0 61 26 23 5 15 3 33 0 1 0 257 117 3.24 1.246 9.0 0.7 2.2 4.9 2.20
PIT (2 yrs) 6 8 .429 5.54 74 8 31 1 0 3 159.1 160 101 98 21 79 77 3 0 14 713 75 4.88 1.500 9.0 1.2 4.5 4.3 0.97
BSN (2 yrs) 1 5 .167 4.31 22 7 8 1 0 1 71.0 62 42 34 4 35 31 2 0 1 304 86 3.89 1.366 7.9 0.5 4.4 3.9 0.89
WSH (1 yr) 1 2 .333 5.20 21 1 11 0 0 0 36.1 39 23 21 4 17 19 0 0 4 157 87 4.37 1.541 9.7 1.0 4.2 4.7 1.12
NL (7 yrs) 10 15 .400 4.79 124 18 54 2 0 4 291.1 283 169 155 30 129 3 141 5 1 15 1274 84 4.30 1.414 8.7 0.9 4.0 4.4 1.09
AL (1 yr) 1 2 .333 5.20 21 1 11 0 0 0 36.1 39 23 21 4 17 19 0 0 4 157 87 4.37 1.541 9.7 1.0 4.2 4.7 1.12

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
1945 27 BSN NL 37.1 7 5 22 5.30 4.39 -0.04 0.00 99.5 4.40 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .443 .498 $4,500
1946 28 BSN NL 33.2 15 2 20 5.35 4.11 0.02 0.00 101.3 4.15 -5 -0.5 .7 0.0 -0.1 -1 .467 .497
1947 29 PIT NL 67.0 36 3 49 6.58 4.78 -0.17 0.00 103.8 5.14 -11 -1.1 .5 0.2 -0.2 -3 .470 .493 $7,000
1948 30 PIT NL 92.1 38 5 52 5.07 4.52 0.18 0.00 102.8 4.46 -6 -0.7 1.1 -0.1 0.3 4 .483 .496 $7,000
1950 32 WSH AL 36.1 21 1 23 5.70 5.12 -0.14 0.00 100.6 5.30 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.0 0.1 2 .492 .499 $9,000
1957 39 CHC NL 13.1 5 2 11 7.43 5.03 -0.22 0.00 93.2 4.89 -4 -0.4 1.3 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .427 .498 $11,000
1958 40 CHC NL 4.2 2 0 0 0.00 4.55 0.02 0.00 98.4 4.45 2 0.3 .6 -0.1 0.3 3 .634 .502 $10,000
1959 41 CHC NL 43.0 21 1 15 3.14 4.39 0.25 0.00 98.0 4.06 4 0.4 .6 -0.2 0.7 9 .521 .503 $10,000
8 Seasons 327.2 145 19 192 5.27 4.59 0.02 0.00 101.2 4.62 -25 -2.5 .8 -0.2 0.7 10 .483 .497 $58,500
CHC (3 yrs) 61.0 28 3 26 3.84 4.54 0.13 0.00 97.0 4.27 3 0.3 .7 -0.2 0.7 9 .512 .502 $31,000
PIT (2 yrs) 159.1 74 8 101 5.71 4.63 0.03 0.00 103.2 4.75 -17 -1.8 .8 0.1 0.1 1 .476 .495 $14,000
BSN (2 yrs) 71.0 22 7 42 5.32 4.26 -0.01 0.00 100.4 4.28 -9 -0.9 .8 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .459 .497 $4,500
WSH (1 yr) 36.1 21 1 23 5.70 5.12 -0.14 0.00 100.6 5.30 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.0 0.1 2 .492 .499 $9,000

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 Did not play in major leagues (Voluntarily Retired)
1945 27 BSN NL 7 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 /1
1946 28 BSN NL 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1
1947 29 PIT NL 41 14 13 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 .308 .308 .462 .769 99 6 0 0 1 1
1948 30 PIT NL 38 24 23 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 .087 .087 .087 .174 -53 2 0 0 1 1
1950 32 WSH AL 21 8 7 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000 160 4 0 0 1 1
1957 39 CHC NL 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1958 40 CHC NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1959 41 CHC NL 21 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 152 73 68 3 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 27 .132 .132 .176 .309 -18 12 1 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 78 72 3 10 1 1 0 4 0 0 29 .132 .132 .176 .309 -18 13 1 0 5
CHC (3 yrs) 29 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
PIT (2 yrs) 79 38 36 1 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 12 .167 .167 .222 .389 3 8 0 0 2
BSN (2 yrs) 23 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1
WSH (1 yr) 21 8 7 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000 160 4 0 0 1
NL (7 yrs) 131 65 61 2 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 24 .098 .098 .131 .230 -39 8 1 0 4 0 0
AL (1 yr) 21 8 7 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000 160 4 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
1945 27 BSN NL 7 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .471 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,500 /1
1946 28 BSN NL 16 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1947 29 PIT NL 41 14 -0 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $7,000 1
1948 30 PIT NL 38 24 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $7,000 1
1950 32 WSH AL 21 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $9,000 1
1957 39 CHC NL 6 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $11,000 /1
1958 40 CHC NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000 /1
1959 41 CHC NL 21 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 1
8 Seasons 152 73 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .500 -0.4 0.0 -4 $58,500
CHC (3 yrs) 29 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $31,000
PIT (2 yrs) 79 38 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $14,000
BSN (2 yrs) 23 16 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3 $4,500
WSH (1 yr) 21 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $9,000

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1945 BSN NL 27 P 7 5 1 37.1 9 0 8 1 0 .889 1.93 1.14 .963 2.17 2.17
1946 BSN NL 28 P 15 2 0 33.2 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 2.41 0.60 .960 2.25 2.22 0 1 100% 0
1947 PIT NL 29 P 36 3 0 67.0 21 9 11 1 1 .952 2.69 0.56 .966 2.10 2.07 7 3 30% 0
1948 PIT NL 30 P 38 5 1 92.1 31 13 18 0 1 1.000 3.02 0.82 .963 2.11 2.08 2 1 33% 0
1950 WSH AL 32 P 21 1 0 36.1 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 2.97 0.57 .950 2.03 1.99 1 2 67% 1
1957 CHC NL 39 P 5 2 0 13.1 8 2 4 2 1 .750 4.05 1.20 .962 2.02 2.08 1 0 0% 39% 0
1958 CHC NL 40 P 2 0 0 4.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.50 .960 1.93 1.95 2 1 33% 39% 0
1959 CHC NL 41 P 21 1 0 43.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 3.14 0.71 .954 1.99 1.97 2 2 50% 38% 0
8 Seasons P 145 19 2 327.2 107 38 64 5 5 .953 2.80 0.70 .960 2.10 2.07 15 10 40% 12% 1
8 Seasons TOT 145 19 2 327.2 107 38 64 5 5 .953 2.80 0.70 .960 2.10 2.07 15 10 40% 12% 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

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1947 NL  5 (8th)
1948 NL  9 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1948 NL  17 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1957 NL  born 1918-06-26 (7th)
1958 NL  born 1918-06-26 (5th)
1959 NL  born 1918-06-26 (6th)

             

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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
194527Boston Braves$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194729Pittsburgh Pirates$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194830Pittsburgh Pirates$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195032Washington Senators$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195739Chicago Cubs$11,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195840Chicago Cubs$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195941Chicago Cubs$10,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$58,500
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: Bert Elmer Smoky singelton Singleton

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