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Elmer Steele

Elmer Rae Steele

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 17, 1886 in Muitzes Kill, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1907 (Age 21.118, 2,962nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/RedSox/Dodgers/Americans 1907-1911

Last Game: October 9, 1911 (Age 25.145)
Died: March 9, 1966 in Poughkeepsie, NY
Buried: Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY
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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
1907 21 BOS AL 0 1 .000 1.59 4 1 3 0 0 0 11.1 11 7 2 0 1 10 0 0 1 44 170 0.68 1.059 8.7 0.0 0.8 7.9 10.00
1908 22 BOS AL 5 7 .417 1.83 16 13 2 9 1 0 118.0 85 34 24 1 13 37 3 0 0 423 134 1.99 0.831 6.5 0.1 1.0 2.8 2.85
1909 23 BOS AL 4 4 .500 2.85 16 8 6 2 0 1 75.2 75 37 24 1 15 32 1 2 0 310 89 2.18 1.189 8.9 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.13
1910 24 PIT NL 0 3 .000 2.25 3 3 0 2 0 0 24.0 19 9 6 0 3 7 0 0 0 89 143 2.11 0.917 7.1 0.0 1.1 2.6 2.33
1911 25 TOT NL 9 9 .500 2.67 36 18 13 7 2 2 189.0 177 75 56 5 36 61 4 2 1 730 128 3.10 1.127 8.4 0.2 1.7 2.9 1.69
1911 25 PIT NL 9 9 .500 2.60 31 16 11 7 2 2 166.0 153 65 48 5 31 52 4 2 0 632 132 3.16 1.108 8.3 0.3 1.7 2.8 1.68
1911 25 BRO NL 0 0 3.13 5 2 2 0 0 0 23.0 24 10 8 0 5 9 0 0 1 98 107 2.64 1.261 9.4 0.0 2.0 3.5 1.80
5 Yrs 18 24 .429 2.41 75 43 24 20 3 3 418.0 367 162 112 7 68 147 8 4 2 1596 123 2.50 1.041 7.9 0.2 1.5 3.2 2.16
162 Game Avg. 10 14 .429 2.41 43 25 14 12 2 2 241 211 93 65 4 39 85 5 2 1 920 123 2.50 1.041 7.9 0.2 1.5 3.2 2.16
BOS (3 yrs) 9 12 .429 2.20 36 22 11 11 1 1 205.0 171 78 50 2 29 79 4 2 1 777 114 1.99 0.976 7.5 0.1 1.3 3.5 2.72
PIT (2 yrs) 9 12 .429 2.56 34 19 11 9 2 2 190.0 172 74 54 5 34 59 4 2 0 721 133 3.03 1.084 8.1 0.2 1.6 2.8 1.74
BRO (1 yr) 0 0 3.13 5 2 2 0 0 0 23.0 24 10 8 0 5 9 0 0 1 98 107 2.64 1.261 9.4 0.0 2.0 3.5 1.80
NL (2 yrs) 9 12 .429 2.62 39 21 13 9 2 2 213.0 196 84 62 5 39 68 4 2 1 819 130 2.99 1.103 8.3 0.2 1.6 2.9 1.74
AL (3 yrs) 9 12 .429 2.20 36 22 11 11 1 1 205.0 171 78 50 2 29 79 4 2 1 777 114 1.99 0.976 7.5 0.1 1.3 3.5 2.72
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
1907 21 BOS AL 11.1 4 1 7 5.56 3.75 0.19 0.00 101.0 3.59 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .430 .498
1908 22 BOS AL 118.0 16 13 34 2.59 3.42 -0.04 0.00 103.0 3.56 12 1.7 1.0 -0.1 2.7 22 .604 .510
1909 23 BOS AL 75.2 16 8 37 4.40 3.37 0.08 0.00 101.0 3.33 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .441 .494
1910 24 PIT NL 24.0 3 3 9 3.38 4.00 0.06 0.00 104.0 4.09 2 0.2 -0.0 0.4 4 .572 .501
1911 25 PIT NL 166.0 31 16 65 3.52 4.36 0.37 0.00 101.0 4.04 11 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.4 23 .538 .507
1911 25 BRO NL 23.0 5 2 10 3.91 4.55 0.06 0.00 98.0 4.40 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .531 .501
5 Seasons 418.0 75 43 162 3.49 3.89 0.16 0.00 101.6 3.79 16 2.0 1.0 -0.4 5.4 47 .527 .504
BOS (3 yrs) 205.0 36 22 78 3.42 3.42 0.02 0.00 102.2 3.48 2 0.4 1.0 -0.2 2.3 17 .512 .502
PIT (2 yrs) 190.0 34 19 74 3.51 4.32 0.33 0.00 101.4 4.05 13 1.4 1.0 -0.2 2.8 27 .541 .507
BRO (1 yr) 23.0 5 2 10 3.91 4.55 0.06 0.00 98.0 4.40 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .531 .501

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
1907 21 BOS AL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1908 22 BOS AL 16 41 39 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .051 .075 .051 .126 -59 2 0 1 1
1909 23 BOS AL 16 24 22 4 5 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 .227 .261 .273 .534 66 6 0 1 1
1910 24 PIT NL 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 -64 0 0 0 /1
1911 25 TOT NL 36 76 70 4 11 1 0 0 6 1 3 21 .157 .213 .171 .385 7 12 2 1 1
1911 25 PIT NL 31 66 61 3 11 1 0 0 6 1 3 18 .180 .231 .197 .427 18 12 1 1 1
1911 25 BRO NL 5 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 1 0 /1
5 Yrs 75 153 142 13 18 2 0 0 7 3 6 47 .127 .173 .141 .314 -7 20 2 3
162 Game Avg. 162 330 307 28 39 4 0 0 15 6 13 102 .127 .173 .141 .314 -7 43 4 6
BOS (3 yrs) 36 69 65 9 7 1 0 0 1 2 2 22 .108 .134 .123 .257 -18 8 0 2
PIT (2 yrs) 34 74 68 3 11 1 0 0 6 1 4 22 .162 .219 .176 .396 10 12 1 1
BRO (1 yr) 5 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -70 0 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 39 84 77 4 11 1 0 0 6 1 4 25 .143 .205 .156 .361 1 12 2 1
AL (3 yrs) 36 69 65 9 7 1 0 0 1 2 2 22 .108 .134 .123 .257 -18 8 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
1907 21 BOS AL 4 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1908 22 BOS AL 16 41 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .469 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1909 23 BOS AL 16 24 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 -0.0 1 1
1910 24 PIT NL 3 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .463 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1911 25 PIT NL 31 66 -7 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1911 25 BRO NL 5 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
5 Seasons 75 153 -19 0 0 0 12 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .490 .499 -0.8 -0.0 -7
BOS (3 yrs) 36 69 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3
PIT (2 yrs) 34 74 -9 -0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -2
BRO (1 yr) 5 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -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 Awards
1907 BOS AL 21 P 4 11.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.18 1.00 .945 3.26 3.25
1908 BOS AL 22 P 16 118.0 43 11 30 2 1 .953 3.13 2.56 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 BOS AL 23 P 16 75.2 33 4 28 1 0 .970 3.81 2.00 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 PIT NL 24 P 3 24.0 14 3 11 0 0 1.000 5.25 4.67 .945 2.81 2.80
1911 TOT NL 25 P 36 189.0 75 11 61 3 1 .960 3.43 2.00 .943 2.77 2.74
1911 PIT NL 25 P 31 166.0 65 8 54 3 1 .954 3.36 2.00 .943 2.77 2.74
1911 BRO NL 25 P 5 23.0 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 3.91 2.00 .943 2.78 2.74
5 Seasons P 75 418.0 169 29 134 6 2 .964 3.51 2.17 .944 2.98 2.95
5 Seasons TOT 75 418.0 169 29 134 6 2 .964 3.51 2.17 .944 2.98 2.95
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
1911 NL  2.67 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1911 NL  1.127 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1911 NL  1.714 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1909 AL  1 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1911 NL  1.694 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1911 NL  13 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1911 NL  128 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1911 NL  3.10 (9th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1911 NL  3.43 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1907 AL  born 1886-05-17 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1576), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1265th), 4.6 career WAR/4.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Elmer Elmer Rae Steele

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