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George Smith

George Shelby Smith

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 27, 1901 in Louisville, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1926 (Age 24.176)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox 1926-1930

Final Game: September 17, 1930 (Age 28.325)
Died: May 26, 1981 in Richmond, VA
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Richmond, VA
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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
1926 24 DET AL 1 2 .333 6.95 23 1 17 0 0 0 44.0 55 37 34 3 33 15 2 1 0 215 58 5.51 2.000 11.3 0.6 6.8 3.1 0.45
1927 25 DET AL 4 1 .800 3.91 29 0 13 0 0 0 71.1 62 38 31 3 50 32 2 1 0 318 107 4.86 1.570 7.8 0.4 6.3 4.0 0.64
1928 26 DET AL 1 1 .500 4.42 39 2 21 0 0 3 106.0 103 55 52 3 50 54 0 0 2 457 94 3.67 1.443 8.7 0.3 4.2 4.6 1.08
1929 27 DET AL 3 2 .600 5.80 14 2 3 1 0 0 35.2 42 33 23 1 36 13 0 0 2 178 75 5.83 2.187 10.6 0.3 9.1 3.3 0.36
1930 28 BOS AL 1 2 .333 6.60 27 2 19 0 0 0 73.2 92 62 54 7 49 21 1 0 3 356 70 6.20 1.914 11.2 0.9 6.0 2.6 0.43
5 Yrs 10 8 .556 5.28 132 7 73 1 0 3 330.2 354 225 194 17 218 135 5 2 7 1524 81 4.97 1.730 9.6 0.5 5.9 3.7 0.62
162 Game Avg. 5 4 .556 5.28 65 3 36 0 0 1 162 173 110 95 8 107 66 2 1 3 746 81 4.97 1.730 9.6 0.5 5.9 3.7 0.62
DET (4 yrs) 9 6 .600 4.90 105 5 54 1 0 3 257.0 262 163 140 10 169 114 4 2 4 1168 85 4.61 1.677 9.2 0.4 5.9 4.0 0.67
BOS (1 yr) 1 2 .333 6.60 27 2 19 0 0 0 73.2 92 62 54 7 49 21 1 0 3 356 70 6.20 1.914 11.2 0.9 6.0 2.6 0.43
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1926 24 DET AL 44.0 23 1 37 7.57 4.96 -0.24 0.00 100.5 5.23 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .452 .493 $3,600
1927 25 DET AL 71.1 29 0 38 4.79 5.11 -0.06 0.00 101.5 5.25 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 1.0 12 .511 .502 $3,600
1928 26 DET AL 105.0 39 2 55 4.71 5.01 -0.11 0.00 102.2 5.23 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.6 18 .515 .504 $3,600
1929 27 DET AL 35.2 14 2 33 8.33 5.04 -0.44 0.00 101.3 5.56 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .429 .494 $4,500
1930 28 BOS AL 72.2 27 2 62 7.68 5.70 0.20 0.00 100.3 5.52 -18 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .444 .491 $4,500
5 Seasons 328.2 132 7 225 6.16 5.18 -0.08 0.00 101.3 5.34 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.2 0.6 8 .479 .498 $19,800
DET (4 yrs) 256.0 105 5 163 5.73 5.04 -0.16 0.00 101.6 5.28 -14 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 16 .488 .500 $15,300
BOS (1 yr) 72.2 27 2 62 7.68 5.70 0.20 0.00 100.3 5.52 -18 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -8 .444 .491 $4,500

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
1926 24 DET AL 23 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 -54 0 0 1 1
1927 25 DET AL 29 20 19 5 7 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 4 .368 .368 .684 1.053 167 13 0 1 1
1928 26 DET AL 39 29 27 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .143 .111 .254 -33 3 0 1 1
1929 27 DET AL 14 14 12 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .417 .500 .500 1.000 158 6 0 0 1
1930 28 BOS AL 29 23 24 3 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 .333 .333 .458 .792 103 11 0 0 1
5 Yrs 134 93 87 14 23 2 1 2 9 0 0 4 20 .264 .297 .379 .676 74 33 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 112 105 17 28 2 1 2 11 0 0 5 24 .264 .297 .379 .676 74 40 0 4
DET (4 yrs) 105 70 63 11 15 1 0 2 9 0 0 4 14 .238 .284 .349 .633 63 22 0 3
BOS (1 yr) 29 23 24 3 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 .333 .333 .458 .792 103 11 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
1926 24 DET AL 23 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,600 1
1927 25 DET AL 29 20 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 0.0 4 $3,600 1
1928 26 DET AL 39 29 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,600 1
1929 27 DET AL 14 14 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $4,500 1
1930 28 BOS AL 29 23 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $4,500 1
5 Seasons 134 93 -4 0 0 0 10 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .504 .500 0.5 0.0 6 $19,800
DET (4 yrs) 105 70 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .503 .500 0.3 0.0 3 $15,300
BOS (1 yr) 29 23 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $4,500

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
1926 DET AL 24 P 23 1 0 44.0 13 5 6 2 0 .846 2.25 0.48 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 DET AL 25 P 29 0 0 71.1 22 4 15 3 0 .864 2.40 0.66 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 DET AL 26 P 39 2 0 106.0 23 8 13 2 0 .913 1.78 0.54 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 DET AL 27 P 14 2 1 35.2 17 3 11 3 2 .824 3.53 1.00 .958 2.35 2.31
1930 BOS AL 28 P 27 2 0 73.2 21 5 15 1 1 .952 2.44 0.74 .946 2.20 2.17
5 Seasons P 132 7 1 330.2 96 25 60 11 3 .885 2.31 0.64 .955 2.44 2.43
5 Seasons TOT 132 7 1 330.2 96 25 60 11 3 .885 2.31 0.64 .955 2.44 2.43
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

Games Played s c a p y
1928 AL  39 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1928 AL  3 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1926 AL  17 (8th)
1928 AL  21 (2nd)
1930 AL  19 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2030), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1289th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

  • October 7, 1929: Drafted by the Boston Red Sox from Seattle (PCL) in the 1929 rule 5 draft.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1926 24 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 25 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 26 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 27 Detroit Tigers $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 28 Boston Red Sox $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,800
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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