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Karl Spooner

Karl Benjamin Spooner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: June 23, 1931 in Oriskany Falls, NY
High School: Oriskany Falls HS (Oriskany Falls, NY)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1954 (Age 23.091)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1954-1955

Final Game: September 17, 1955 (Age 24.086)
Died: April 10, 1984 in Vero Beach, FL
Buried: Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, FL
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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
1954 23 BRO NL 2 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 2 2 0 18.0 7 0 0 0 6 27 0 0 0 68 0.40 0.722 3.5 0.0 3.0 13.5 4.50
1955 24 BRO NL 8 6 .571 3.65 29 14 10 2 1 2 98.2 79 50 40 8 41 1 78 5 0 1 420 112 3.24 1.216 7.2 0.7 3.7 7.1 1.90
2 Yrs 10 6 .625 3.09 31 16 10 4 3 2 116.2 86 50 40 8 47 1 105 5 0 1 488 133 2.80 1.140 6.6 0.6 3.6 8.1 2.23
162 Game Avg. 14 9 .625 3.09 45 23 14 6 4 3 169 124 72 58 12 68 152 7 0 1 706 133 2.80 1.140 6.6 0.6 3.6 8.1 2.23
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
1954 23 BRO NL 18.0 2 2 0 0.00 4.24 0.10 0.00 102.0 4.23 9 0.8 -0.0 1.0 10 .923 .505
1955 24 BRO NL 98.2 29 14 50 4.56 4.46 0.40 0.00 100.5 4.08 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 0.6 5 .488 .498
2 Seasons 116.2 31 16 50 3.86 4.42 0.35 0.00 100.8 4.10 5 0.5 1.4 -0.1 1.6 16 .516 .498

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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1955 ❍ 24 BRO NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 4 5 5 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 16 2.100 10.8 2.7 8.1 16.2 2.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 13.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 4 5 5 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 16 2.100 10.8 2.7 8.1 16.2 2.00

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
1954 23 BRO NL 2 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .333 .619 59 2 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 24 BRO NL 29 32 28 3 8 3 1 0 4 0 0 2 14 .286 .333 .464 .798 106 13 0 0 2 0 0 1
2 Yrs 31 39 34 4 9 4 1 0 4 0 0 3 16 .265 .324 .441 .766 97 15 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 204 178 21 47 21 5 0 21 0 0 16 84 .265 .324 .441 .766 97 78 0 0 10 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
1954 23 BRO NL 2 7 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .516 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1955 24 BRO NL 29 32 1 -0 0 0 3 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .512 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 1
2 Seasons 31 39 0 -1 0 0 4 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .502 0.4 -0.0 4

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
1955 ❍ 24 BRO NL WS NYY W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1954 BRO NL 23 P 2 2 2 18.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 0.50 .960 2.05 2.05 0 2 100% 44% 0
1955 BRO NL 24 P 29 14 2 98.2 20 9 11 0 0 1.000 1.82 0.69 .950 2.04 2.02 6 0 0% 44% 0
2 Seasons P 31 16 4 116.2 21 10 11 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.68 .950 2.04 2.02 6 2 25% 44% 0
2 Seasons TOT 31 16 4 116.2 21 10 11 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.68 .950 2.04 2.02 6 2 25% 44% 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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1955 NL  5 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1560th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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