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Ray Starr

Raymond Francis Starr (Iron Man)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: April 23, 1906 in Nowata, OK (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1932 (Age 26.141, 6,316th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Pirates/Cubs/Braves/Giants/... 1932-1945

Last Game: September 26, 1945 (Age 39.156)
Died: February 9, 1963 in Baylis, IL
Buried: Carlyle Cemetery, Carlyle, IL
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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
1932 26 STL NL 1 1 .500 2.70 3 2 1 1 1 0 20.0 19 7 6 2 10 6 1 0 0 79 149 5.37 1.450 8.6 0.9 4.5 2.7 0.60
1933 27 TOT NL 0 2 .000 4.35 15 3 6 0 0 0 41.1 51 26 20 4 19 17 2 0 3 190 73 4.76 1.694 11.1 0.9 4.1 3.7 0.89
1933 27 NYG NL 0 1 .000 5.40 6 2 3 0 0 0 13.1 19 11 8 0 10 2 1 0 0 69 61 4.97 2.175 12.8 0.0 6.8 1.4 0.20
1933 27 BSN NL 0 1 .000 3.86 9 1 3 0 0 0 28.0 32 15 12 4 9 15 1 0 3 121 80 4.66 1.464 10.3 1.3 2.9 4.8 1.67
1941 35 CIN NL 3 2 .600 2.65 7 4 2 3 2 0 34.0 28 10 10 1 6 11 1 0 0 136 138 3.02 1.000 7.4 0.3 1.6 2.9 1.83
1942 ★ 36 CIN NL 15 13 .536 2.67 37 33 2 17 4 0 276.2 228 88 82 10 106 83 3 0 0 1136 123 3.47 1.207 7.4 0.3 3.4 2.7 0.78 AS,MVP-23
1943 37 CIN NL 11 10 .524 3.64 36 33 2 9 2 1 217.1 201 93 88 9 91 42 5 1 0 923 92 3.89 1.344 8.3 0.4 3.8 1.7 0.46
1944 38 PIT NL 6 5 .545 5.02 27 12 6 5 0 3 89.2 116 60 50 6 36 25 1 0 1 413 74 4.09 1.695 11.6 0.6 3.6 2.5 0.69
1945 39 TOT NL 1 2 .333 8.10 13 1 4 0 0 0 20.0 27 18 18 1 11 5 0 0 0 97 48 4.34 1.900 12.2 0.5 5.0 2.3 0.45
1945 39 PIT NL 0 2 .000 9.45 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.2 10 7 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 33 44 4.34 2.100 13.5 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.00
1945 39 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 7.43 9 1 3 0 0 0 13.1 17 11 11 1 7 5 0 0 0 64 51 4.34 1.800 11.5 0.7 4.7 3.4 0.71
7 Yrs 37 35 .514 3.53 138 88 23 35 9 4 699.0 670 302 274 33 279 189 13 1 4 2974 97 3.81 1.358 8.6 0.4 3.6 2.4 0.68
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .514 3.53 42 26 7 11 3 1 210 202 91 82 10 84 57 4 0 1 895 97 3.81 1.358 8.6 0.4 3.6 2.4 0.68
CIN (3 yrs) 29 25 .537 3.07 80 70 6 29 8 1 528.0 457 191 180 20 203 136 9 1 0 2195 109 3.61 1.250 7.8 0.3 3.5 2.3 0.67
PIT (2 yrs) 6 7 .462 5.33 31 12 7 5 0 3 96.1 126 67 57 6 40 25 1 0 1 446 71 4.11 1.723 11.8 0.6 3.7 2.3 0.63
NYG (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.40 6 2 3 0 0 0 13.1 19 11 8 0 10 2 1 0 0 69 61 4.97 2.175 12.8 0.0 6.8 1.4 0.20
BSN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.86 9 1 3 0 0 0 28.0 32 15 12 4 9 15 1 0 3 121 80 4.66 1.464 10.3 1.3 2.9 4.8 1.67
STL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 2.70 3 2 1 1 1 0 20.0 19 7 6 2 10 6 1 0 0 79 149 5.37 1.450 8.6 0.9 4.5 2.7 0.60
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 7.43 9 1 3 0 0 0 13.1 17 11 11 1 7 5 0 0 0 64 51 4.34 1.800 11.5 0.7 4.7 3.4 0.71
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
1932 26 STL NL 20.0 3 2 7 3.15 4.90 -0.18 0.00 98.9 5.03 4 0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .657 .503
1933 27 NYG NL 13.1 6 2 11 7.43 3.76 0.58 0.00 98.9 3.15 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .392 .496
1933 27 BSN NL 28.0 9 1 15 4.82 3.85 0.21 0.00 98.8 3.59 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .454 .497
1941 35 CIN NL 34.0 7 4 10 2.65 4.17 0.17 0.00 98.8 3.95 5 0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .583 .504
1942 ★ 36 CIN NL 276.1 37 33 88 2.87 3.92 0.23 0.00 99.5 3.67 26 3.3 1.0 -0.1 5.5 45 .588 .520 AS,MVP-23
1943 37 CIN NL 217.1 36 33 93 3.85 3.95 0.33 0.00 99.5 3.61 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.0 11 .481 .496
1944 38 PIT NL 89.2 27 12 60 6.02 4.15 -0.20 0.00 102.7 4.47 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .442 .490
1945 39 PIT NL 6.2 4 0 7 9.45 3.75 -0.11 0.00 104.1 4.02 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .402 .498
1945 39 CHC NL 13.1 9 1 11 7.43 4.60 0.26 0.00 95.8 4.16 -5 -0.5 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .445 .497
7 Seasons 698.2 138 88 302 3.89 4.01 0.19 0.00 99.8 3.80 -5 0.1 1.0 -0.4 5.7 47 .501 .502
CIN (3 yrs) 527.2 80 70 191 3.26 3.95 0.27 0.00 99.4 3.66 25 3.1 1.0 -0.3 7.4 64 .539 .508
PIT (2 yrs) 96.1 31 12 67 6.26 4.12 -0.20 0.00 102.8 4.44 -19 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .437 .491
NYG (1 yr) 13.1 6 2 11 7.43 3.76 0.58 0.00 98.9 3.15 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .392 .496
BSN (1 yr) 28.0 9 1 15 4.82 3.85 0.21 0.00 98.8 3.59 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .454 .497
STL (1 yr) 20.0 3 2 7 3.15 4.90 -0.18 0.00 98.9 5.03 4 0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .657 .503
CHC (1 yr) 13.1 9 1 11 7.43 4.60 0.26 0.00 95.8 4.16 -5 -0.5 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .445 .497

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
1932 26 STL NL 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 33 1 0 1 /1
1933 27 TOT NL 15 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .182 .100 .282 -16 1 1 0 1 1
1933 27 NYG NL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1933 27 BSN NL 9 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 19 1 1 0 1 /1
1941 35 CIN NL 7 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 .182 .182 .182 .364 3 2 1 0 4 /1
1942 ★ 36 CIN NL 37 105 88 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 5 35 .091 .140 .102 .242 -29 9 0 0 12 1 AS,MVP-23
1943 37 CIN NL 36 81 74 3 9 1 0 0 6 0 1 25 .122 .133 .135 .268 -22 10 0 0 6 1
1944 38 PIT NL 27 28 22 4 3 1 0 0 3 0 6 9 .136 .321 .182 .503 42 4 0 0 0 1
1945 39 TOT NL 13 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 359 3 1 0 1 1
1945 39 PIT NL 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 708 2 0 0 0 /1
1945 39 CHC NL 9 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 181 1 1 0 1 /1
7 Yrs 138 250 212 12 26 4 0 0 12 0 13 81 .123 .173 .142 .315 -9 30 3 0 25
162 Game Avg. 162 293 249 14 31 5 0 0 14 0 15 95 .123 .173 .142 .315 -9 35 0 29
CIN (3 yrs) 80 200 173 6 19 2 0 0 8 0 6 67 .110 .140 .121 .261 -24 21 1 0 22
PIT (2 yrs) 31 29 23 4 4 2 0 0 4 0 6 9 .174 .345 .261 .606 69 6 0 0 0
NYG (1 yr) 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
BSN (1 yr) 9 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 19 1 1 0 1
STL (1 yr) 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 33 1 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 9 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 181 1 1 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
1932 26 STL NL 3 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1933 27 NYG NL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1933 27 BSN NL 9 9 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1941 35 CIN NL 7 14 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1942 ★ 36 CIN NL 37 105 -16 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .484 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 1 AS,MVP-23
1943 37 CIN NL 36 81 -12 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1944 38 PIT NL 27 28 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1945 39 PIT NL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .522 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1945 39 CHC NL 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
7 Seasons 138 250 -32 0 0 0 23 -9 -1.1 0 -9 -1.1 .492 .498 -1.0 -0.0 -9
CIN (3 yrs) 80 200 -30 0 0 0 19 -11 -1.3 0 -11 -1.3 .484 .497 -1.3 -0.0 -11
PIT (2 yrs) 31 29 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2
NYG (1 yr) 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
BSN (1 yr) 9 9 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
STL (1 yr) 3 6 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1

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
1932 STL NL 26 P 3 2 1 20.0 9 2 6 1 1 .889 3.60 2.67 .957 2.30 2.30
1933 TOT NL 27 P 15 3 0 41.1 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 2.83 0.87 .964 2.35 2.33
1933 NYG NL 27 P 6 2 0 13.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.02 0.50 .963 2.36 2.33
1933 BSN NL 27 P 9 1 0 28.0 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 3.21 1.11 .964 2.35 2.33
1941 CIN NL 35 P 7 4 3 34.0 11 2 8 1 0 .909 2.65 1.43 .965 2.22 2.21 0 0 0
1942 CIN NL 36 P 37 33 17 276.2 68 12 55 1 3 .985 2.18 1.81 .968 2.35 2.35 4 5 56% 2 AS,MVP-23
1943 CIN NL 37 P 36 33 9 217.1 55 4 50 1 2 .982 2.24 1.50 .961 2.25 2.25 1 4 80% 2
1944 PIT NL 38 P 27 12 5 89.2 18 1 16 1 0 .944 1.71 0.63 .961 2.14 2.13 1 0 0% 1
1945 TOT NL 39 P 13 1 0 20.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.46 .963 2.16 2.17 0 0 0
1945 PIT NL 39 P 4 0 0 6.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 4.05 0.75 .963 2.16 2.17
1945 CHC NL 39 P 9 1 0 13.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.02 0.33 .963 2.16 2.17 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 138 88 35 699.0 180 25 150 5 6 .972 2.25 1.27 .964 2.28 2.25 6 9 60% 5
7 Seasons TOT 138 88 35 699.0 180 25 150 5 6 .972 2.25 1.27 .964 2.28 2.25 6 9 60% 5
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 NL (23, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1942 NL  5.5 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1942 NL  2.67 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1942 NL  15 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1942 NL  1.207 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 NL  7.417 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1944 NL  3 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1942 NL  276.7 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1942 NL  33 (4th)
1943 NL  33 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1942 NL  17 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1942 NL  4 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  9 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 NL  106 (2nd)
1943 NL  91 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  228 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1942 NL  82 (9th)
1943 NL  88 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 NL  5 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1942 NL  1,136 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1942 NL  123 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1942 NL  23 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1942 NL  2.6 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 NL  1.4 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  12 (9th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 21 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1258), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1062), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1257th), 4.7 career WAR/4.7 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 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: Iron Raymond Francis Man Ray Starr

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