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Lefty Stewart

Walter Cleveland Stewart

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 23, 1900 in Sparta, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1921 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1927 [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators/Indians/Tigers 1921-1935

Final Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 35)
Died: September 26, 1974 in Knoxville, TN
Buried: Green Acres Memory Gardens, Crossville, TN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #516. Dave Smith… #517. Dock Ellis… #518. Ray Fisher… #519. LEFTY STEWART… #520. Dick Ellsworth… #521. Kevin Gross… #522. Hank Aguirre… 

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
1921 20 DET AL 0 0 12.00 5 0 3 0 0 1 9.0 20 12 12 0 5 4 0 0 0 52 37 3.88 2.778 20.0 0.0 5.0 4.0 0.80
1927 26 SLB AL 8 11 .421 4.28 27 19 6 11 0 1 155.2 187 83 74 8 43 43 2 0 1 675 102 4.01 1.478 10.8 0.5 2.5 2.5 1.00
1928 27 SLB AL 7 9 .438 4.67 29 17 10 7 1 3 142.2 173 81 74 5 32 25 2 0 0 611 90 3.73 1.437 10.9 0.3 2.0 1.6 0.78
1929 28 SLB AL 9 6 .600 3.25 23 18 3 8 1 0 149.2 137 67 54 11 49 47 4 0 0 627 136 4.55 1.243 8.2 0.7 2.9 2.8 0.96
1930 29 SLB AL 20 12 .625 3.45 35 33 2 23 1 0 271.0 281 119 104 21 70 79 1 0 0 1139 140 4.71 1.295 9.3 0.7 2.3 2.6 1.13
1931 30 SLB AL 14 17 .452 4.40 36 33 2 20 1 0 258.0 287 155 126 17 85 89 3 0 1 1135 105 4.30 1.442 10.0 0.6 3.0 3.1 1.05 MVP-20
1932 31 SLB AL 15 19 .441 4.61 41 32 6 18 2 1 259.2 269 148 133 22 99 86 3 2 2 1117 104 4.64 1.417 9.3 0.8 3.4 3.0 0.87
1933 32 WSH AL 15 6 .714 3.82 34 31 0 11 1 0 230.2 227 116 98 19 60 69 1 0 0 957 109 4.06 1.244 8.9 0.7 2.3 2.7 1.15
1934 33 WSH AL 7 11 .389 4.03 24 22 2 7 1 0 152.0 184 74 68 8 36 36 1 0 2 655 107 4.06 1.447 10.9 0.5 2.1 2.1 1.00
1935 34 TOT AL 6 7 .462 5.67 25 11 9 2 0 2 93.2 130 77 59 7 19 25 1 1 0 434 80 4.13 1.591 12.5 0.7 1.8 2.4 1.32
1935 34 WSH AL 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 8 9 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 18 36 9.43 3.750 27.0 3.4 6.8 3.4 0.50
1935 34 CLE AL 6 6 .500 5.44 24 10 9 2 0 2 91.0 122 68 55 6 17 24 1 1 0 416 83 3.98 1.527 12.1 0.6 1.7 2.4 1.41
10 Yrs 101 98 .508 4.19 279 216 43 107 8 8 1722.0 1895 932 802 118 498 503 18 3 6 7402 108 4.30 1.390 9.9 0.6 2.6 2.6 1.01
162 Game Avg. 14 13 .508 4.19 38 30 6 15 1 1 237 260 128 110 16 68 69 2 0 1 1017 108 4.30 1.390 9.9 0.6 2.6 2.6 1.01
SLB (6 yrs) 73 74 .497 4.11 191 152 29 87 6 5 1236.2 1334 653 565 84 378 369 15 2 4 5304 112 4.39 1.384 9.7 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.98
WSH (3 yrs) 22 18 .550 3.97 59 54 2 18 2 0 385.1 419 199 170 28 98 106 2 0 2 1630 107 4.10 1.342 9.8 0.7 2.3 2.5 1.08
CLE (1 yr) 6 6 .500 5.44 24 10 9 2 0 2 91.0 122 68 55 6 17 24 1 1 0 416 83 3.98 1.527 12.1 0.6 1.7 2.4 1.41
DET (1 yr) 0 0 12.00 5 0 3 0 0 1 9.0 20 12 12 0 5 4 0 0 0 52 37 3.88 2.778 20.0 0.0 5.0 4.0 0.80

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
1921 20 DET AL 9.0 5 0 12 12.00 5.57 -0.50 0.00 102.1 6.20 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .398 .497
1927 26 SLB AL 156.2 27 19 83 4.77 4.86 -0.16 0.00 102.0 5.12 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.1 24 .519 .503 $5,500
1928 27 SLB AL 142.2 29 17 81 5.11 4.71 0.01 0.00 102.0 4.79 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .481 .497 $6,000
1929 28 SLB AL 149.2 23 18 67 4.03 5.08 0.18 0.00 104.4 5.11 18 1.8 1.0 -0.1 3.3 35 .578 .511 $6,000
1930 29 SLB AL 270.0 35 33 119 3.97 5.43 0.00 0.00 103.5 5.62 49 4.8 1.0 -0.1 7.4 84 .636 .529 $6,000
1931 30 SLB AL 259.0 36 33 155 5.39 5.26 -0.16 0.00 103.8 5.63 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 3.0 38 .514 .503 $9,000 MVP-20
1932 31 SLB AL 259.1 41 32 148 5.14 5.41 -0.07 0.00 106.1 5.81 19 1.8 1.0 -0.1 4.3 51 .544 .511 $8,000
1933 32 WSH AL 230.2 34 31 116 4.53 5.00 0.27 0.00 98.8 4.68 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 2.4 30 .505 .501 $8,500
1934 33 WSH AL 152.0 24 22 74 4.38 5.31 0.06 0.00 97.0 5.09 11 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.6 30 .546 .507 $8,000
1935 34 WSH AL 2.2 1 1 9 30.38 4.81 -0.18 0.00 104.0 5.19 -7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .115 .498 $7,000
1935 34 CLE AL 91.0 24 10 68 6.73 5.38 0.13 0.00 100.3 5.27 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .444 .492
10 Seasons 1722.2 279 216 932 4.87 5.19 0.01 0.00 102.4 5.30 75 7.9 1.0 -0.9 24.8 287 .528 .507 $64,000
SLB (6 yrs) 1237.1 191 152 653 4.75 5.19 -0.05 0.00 103.9 5.44 90 8.9 1.0 -0.6 21.0 243 .546 .510 $40,500
WSH (3 yrs) 385.1 59 54 199 4.65 5.12 0.18 0.00 98.1 4.84 6 0.9 1.0 -0.2 4.6 54 .515 .503 $23,500
CLE (1 yr) 91.0 24 10 68 6.73 5.38 0.13 0.00 100.3 5.27 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -4 .444 .492
DET (1 yr) 9.0 5 0 12 12.00 5.57 -0.50 0.00 102.1 6.20 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .398 .497

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
1933 32 WSH AL WS L NYG 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3.000 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3.000 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0

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
1921 20 DET AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1927 26 SLB AL 29 58 49 4 15 1 0 0 3 0 1 5 16 .306 .370 .327 .697 80 16 0 4 1
1928 27 SLB AL 29 57 51 5 14 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 13 .275 .351 .333 .684 78 17 0 0 1
1929 28 SLB AL 23 58 51 3 6 3 0 0 8 0 0 1 13 .118 .135 .176 .311 -22 9 0 6 1
1930 29 SLB AL 35 109 90 17 22 2 1 0 7 0 0 13 16 .244 .340 .289 .629 59 26 0 6 1
1931 30 SLB AL 36 104 88 10 22 6 2 0 8 1 0 13 10 .250 .347 .364 .710 85 32 0 3 1 MVP-20
1932 31 SLB AL 41 99 82 8 12 2 1 0 9 0 0 11 16 .146 .247 .195 .442 14 16 0 6 1
1933 32 WSH AL 35 99 77 9 11 1 2 0 4 0 0 12 9 .143 .258 .208 .466 26 16 0 9 1/4
1934 33 WSH AL 25 60 45 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 .156 .191 .156 .347 -8 7 0 13 1
1935 34 TOT AL 25 34 31 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .194 .219 .194 .412 7 6 0 2 1
1935 34 WSH AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1935 34 CLE AL 24 33 30 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .200 .226 .200 .426 10 6 0 2 1
10 Yrs 283 679 565 60 115 18 6 0 48 1 1 64 114 .204 .285 .257 .541 40 145 0 49
162 Game Avg. 162 389 323 34 66 10 3 0 27 1 1 37 65 .204 .285 .257 .541 40 83 0 28
SLB (6 yrs) 193 485 411 47 91 17 4 0 42 1 1 49 84 .221 .304 .282 .587 51 116 0 25
WSH (3 yrs) 61 160 123 11 18 1 2 0 4 0 0 14 23 .146 .234 .187 .421 13 23 0 22
CLE (1 yr) 24 33 30 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .200 .226 .200 .426 10 6 0 2
DET (1 yr) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1921 20 DET AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1927 26 SLB AL 29 58 -2 -0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $5,500 1
1928 27 SLB AL 29 57 -2 0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .515 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $6,000 1
1929 28 SLB AL 23 58 -11 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $6,000 1
1930 29 SLB AL 35 109 -6 0 0 0 11 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 0.0 6 $6,000 1
1931 30 SLB AL 36 104 -2 0 0 0 11 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .523 .505 0.8 0.0 9 $9,000 1 MVP-20
1932 31 SLB AL 41 99 -12 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,000 1
1933 32 WSH AL 35 99 -9 0 0 0 10 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $8,500 1/4
1934 33 WSH AL 25 60 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $8,000 1
1935 34 WSH AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,000 /1
1935 34 CLE AL 24 33 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
10 Seasons 283 679 -58 1 0 0 71 14 1.3 0 14 1.3 .505 .501 1.3 0.0 14 $64,000
SLB (6 yrs) 193 485 -34 0 0 0 51 17 1.6 0 17 1.6 .508 .502 1.6 0.0 17 $40,500
WSH (3 yrs) 61 160 -19 0 0 0 16 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2 $23,500
CLE (1 yr) 24 33 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
DET (1 yr) 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1933 32 WSH AL WS NYG L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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 Awards
1921 DET AL 20 P 5 0 0 9.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 0.80 .955 2.70 2.68
1927 SLB AL 26 P 27 19 11 155.2 52 7 45 0 2 1.000 3.01 1.93 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 SLB AL 27 P 29 17 7 142.2 36 3 33 0 2 1.000 2.27 1.24 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 SLB AL 28 P 23 18 8 149.2 40 8 30 2 1 .950 2.29 1.65 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 SLB AL 29 P 35 33 23 271.0 71 13 56 2 3 .972 2.29 1.97 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 SLB AL 30 P 36 33 20 258.0 72 17 52 3 3 .958 2.41 1.92 .954 2.21 2.19 MVP-20
1932 SLB AL 31 P 41 32 18 259.2 58 8 50 0 3 1.000 2.01 1.41 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 WSH AL 32 P 34 31 11 230.2 62 5 56 1 2 .984 2.38 1.79 .960 2.28 2.27
1933 WSH AL 32 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.00
1934 WSH AL 33 P 24 22 7 152.0 35 4 30 1 2 .971 2.01 1.42 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 TOT AL 34 P 25 11 2 93.2 20 2 15 3 0 .850 1.63 0.68 .949 2.14 2.14
1935 WSH AL 34 P 1 1 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1935 CLE AL 34 P 24 10 2 91.0 20 2 15 3 0 .850 1.68 0.71 .949 2.15 2.14
10 Seasons P 279 216 107 1722.0 450 68 370 12 18 .973 2.29 1.57 .955 2.28 2.27
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.00
10 Seasons TOT 280 216 107 1722.0 450 68 370 12 18 .973 2.29 1.56 .955 2.28 2.29
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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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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (20, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1930 AL  7.9 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1930 AL  7.4 (3rd)
1932 AL  4.4 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1930 AL  3.45 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1930 AL  20 (5th)
1933 AL  15 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1930 AL  .625 (8th)
1933 AL  .714 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1930 AL  1.295 (2nd)
1933 AL  1.244 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 AL  8.857 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1927 AL  2.486 (8th)
1930 AL  2.325 (7th)
1933 AL  2.341 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1928 AL  3 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1930 AL  271.0 (7th)
1931 AL  258.0 (7th)
1932 AL  259.7 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1930 AL  33 (7th)
1931 AL  33 (7th)
1932 AL  32 (7th)
1933 AL  31 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1930 AL  23 (4th)
1931 AL  20 (5th)
1932 AL  18 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1930 AL  1 (10th)
1932 AL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1930 AL  21 (1st)
1931 AL  17 (3rd)
1932 AL  22 (5th)
1933 AL  19 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1932 AL  99 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  281 (6th)
1931 AL  287 (6th)
1932 AL  269 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1931 AL  17 (4th)
1932 AL  19 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1931 AL  126 (6th)
1932 AL  133 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1930 AL  1,139 (8th)
1931 AL  1,135 (9th)
1932 AL  1,117 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1930 AL  140 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1930 AL  42 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1930 AL  4.0 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  13 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1931 AL  17 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1933 AL  56 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1930 AL  1.97 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1927 AL  1.000 (1st)
1932 AL  1.000 (1st)
1933 AL  .984 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1921 AL  born 1900-09-23 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 50 (524), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 14 (807), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1583), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (323rd), 26.0 career WAR/26.1 7yr-peak WAR/26.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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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
192726St. Louis Browns$5,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192827St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192928St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193029St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193130St. Louis Browns$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193231St. Louis Browns$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193332Washington Senators$8,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193433Washington Senators$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193534Washington Senators$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsWSH/CLE
Career to date (may be incomplete)$64,000
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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