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Steve Sundra

Stephen Richard Sundra (Smokey)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 27, 1910 in Luxor, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1936 (Age 26.021)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns/Senators 1936-1946

Final Game: May 28, 1946 (Age 36.062)
Died: March 23, 1952 in Cleveland, OH
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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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
1936 26 NYY AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 9 5.26 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
1938 28 NYY AL 6 4 .600 4.80 25 8 15 3 0 0 93.2 107 61 50 7 43 33 0 0 4 416 95 4.57 1.601 10.3 0.7 4.1 3.2 0.77
1939 29 NYY AL 11 1 .917 2.76 24 11 8 8 1 0 120.2 110 43 37 7 56 27 0 0 3 521 158 4.67 1.376 8.2 0.5 4.2 2.0 0.48
1940 30 NYY AL 4 6 .400 5.53 27 8 10 2 0 2 99.1 121 68 61 11 42 26 1 0 2 457 73 5.05 1.641 11.0 1.0 3.8 2.4 0.62
1941 31 WSH AL 9 13 .409 5.29 28 23 3 11 0 0 168.1 203 108 99 11 61 50 1 0 6 760 76 4.02 1.568 10.9 0.6 3.3 2.7 0.82
1942 32 TOT AL 9 6 .600 4.24 26 17 3 8 0 0 144.1 165 80 68 3 44 31 1 0 5 634 88 3.19 1.448 10.3 0.2 2.7 1.9 0.70
1942 32 WSH AL 1 3 .250 5.61 6 4 0 2 0 0 33.2 43 24 21 1 15 5 1 0 2 158 66 3.93 1.723 11.5 0.3 4.0 1.3 0.33
1942 32 SLB AL 8 3 .727 3.82 20 13 3 6 0 0 110.2 122 56 47 2 29 26 0 0 3 476 98 2.97 1.364 9.9 0.2 2.4 2.1 0.90
1943 33 SLB AL 15 11 .577 3.25 32 29 3 13 3 0 208.0 212 89 75 10 66 44 0 1 4 884 104 3.56 1.337 9.2 0.4 2.9 1.9 0.67
1944 34 SLB AL 2 0 1.000 1.42 3 3 0 2 0 0 19.0 15 3 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 75 262 3.75 1.000 7.1 0.5 1.9 0.5 0.25
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - US Army)
1946 36 SLB AL 0 0 11.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 9 9 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 26 37 4.14 3.000 20.3 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
9 Yrs 56 41 .577 4.17 168 99 44 47 4 2 859.1 944 461 398 50 321 214 3 1 25 3782 94 4.04 1.472 9.9 0.5 3.4 2.2 0.67
162 Game Avg. 14 10 .577 4.17 43 25 11 12 1 1 219 240 117 101 13 82 55 1 0 6 963 94 4.04 1.472 9.9 0.5 3.4 2.2 0.67
NYY (4 yrs) 21 11 .656 4.22 77 27 34 13 1 2 315.2 340 172 148 25 143 87 1 0 9 1403 103 4.76 1.530 9.7 0.7 4.1 2.5 0.61
SLB (4 yrs) 25 14 .641 3.42 57 45 7 21 3 0 341.2 358 157 130 13 102 72 0 1 8 1461 103 3.39 1.346 9.4 0.3 2.7 1.9 0.71
WSH (2 yrs) 10 16 .385 5.35 34 27 3 13 0 0 202.0 246 132 120 12 76 55 2 0 8 918 74 4.01 1.594 11.0 0.5 3.4 2.5 0.72
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
1936 26 NYY AL 2.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.78 0.13 0.00 86.0 4.00 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .580 .500 $2,400
1938 28 NYY AL 93.2 25 8 61 5.86 5.29 0.14 0.00 94.8 4.89 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 1 .461 .494 $3,500
1939 29 NYY AL 120.2 24 11 43 3.21 5.09 0.63 0.00 96.3 4.29 13 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.4 29 .554 .508 $4,000
1940 30 NYY AL 99.1 27 8 68 6.16 4.95 0.30 0.00 94.7 4.41 -20 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .432 .489 $6,000
1941 31 WSH AL 168.1 28 23 108 5.77 4.75 -0.25 0.00 98.4 4.92 -17 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 1 .442 .490 $7,500
1942 32 WSH AL 33.2 6 4 24 6.42 4.09 -0.79 0.00 98.9 4.83 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .399 .496 $7,250
1942 32 SLB AL 110.2 20 13 56 4.55 4.16 -0.15 0.00 103.6 4.47 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .491 .499
1943 33 SLB AL 208.0 32 29 89 3.85 3.81 -0.25 0.00 102.5 4.15 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.2 21 .523 .504 $7,000
1944 34 SLB AL 19.0 3 3 3 1.42 4.14 -0.03 0.00 110.5 4.61 7 0.9 -0.0 1.0 8 .789 .505 $8,000
1946 36 SLB AL 4.0 2 0 9 20.25 3.66 -0.28 0.00 107.5 4.24 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .220 .497 $3,500
9 Seasons 859.1 168 99 461 4.83 4.53 -0.02 0.00 99.2 4.51 -36 -2.8 1.0 -0.6 4.3 48 .483 .497 $49,150
NYY (4 yrs) 315.2 77 27 172 4.90 5.10 0.38 0.00 95.3 4.50 -17 -1.4 1.0 -0.2 1.5 22 .481 .497 $15,900
SLB (4 yrs) 341.2 57 45 157 4.14 3.94 -0.21 0.00 103.3 4.28 4 0.8 1.0 -0.2 3.3 29 .515 .502 $18,500
WSH (2 yrs) 202.0 34 27 132 5.88 4.64 -0.34 0.00 98.5 4.91 -23 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -3 .435 .491 $14,750

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
1939 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS W CIN 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.875 13.5 0.0 3.4 6.8 2.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.875 13.5 0.0 3.4 6.8 2.00

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
1936 26 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1938 28 NYY AL 25 38 33 4 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 12 .182 .250 .303 .553 38 10 0 2 1
1939 29 NYY AL 24 54 49 7 13 5 0 0 6 0 0 3 15 .265 .308 .367 .675 73 18 1 0 2 1
1940 30 NYY AL 27 33 29 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 16 .138 .219 .138 .357 -4 4 0 0 1 1
1941 31 WSH AL 28 70 60 6 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 16 .217 .288 .233 .521 42 14 1 0 4 1
1942 32 TOT AL 26 56 52 6 11 2 1 1 8 0 0 1 13 .212 .226 .346 .573 59 18 2 0 3 1
1942 32 WSH AL 6 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .167 .333 -6 2 0 0 0 /1
1942 32 SLB AL 20 44 40 5 9 2 1 1 7 0 0 1 9 .225 .244 .400 .644 78 16 2 0 3 1
1943 33 SLB AL 32 79 73 9 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 17 .219 .240 .274 .514 48 20 0 0 4 1
1944 34 SLB AL 3 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .286 .000 .286 -17 0 0 0 0 /1
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service - US Army)
1946 36 SLB AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 168 338 302 33 63 13 1 2 22 0 0 20 92 .209 .258 .278 .536 45 84 4 0 16
162 Game Avg. 162 326 291 32 61 13 1 2 21 0 0 19 89 .209 .258 .278 .536 45 81 0 15
NYY (4 yrs) 77 126 112 12 23 6 0 1 10 0 0 9 43 .205 .264 .286 .550 41 32 1 0 5
SLB (4 yrs) 57 130 118 14 25 6 1 1 9 0 0 5 29 .212 .244 .305 .549 56 36 2 0 7
WSH (2 yrs) 34 82 72 7 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 20 .208 .269 .222 .491 35 16 1 0 4

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
1936 26 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,400 /1
1938 28 NYY AL 25 38 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,500 1
1939 29 NYY AL 24 54 -3 0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .513 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $4,000 1
1940 30 NYY AL 27 33 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000 1
1941 31 WSH AL 28 70 -5 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .502 0.2 0.0 2 $7,500 1
1942 32 WSH AL 6 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $7,250 /1
1942 32 SLB AL 20 44 -2 0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .515 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1943 33 SLB AL 32 79 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $7,000 1
1944 34 SLB AL 3 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,000 /1
1946 36 SLB AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,500 /1
9 Seasons 168 338 -26 0 0 0 34 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .505 .501 0.9 0.0 8 $49,150
NYY (4 yrs) 77 126 -12 0 0 0 14 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $15,900
SLB (4 yrs) 57 130 -8 0 0 0 12 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .508 .501 0.5 0.0 4 $18,500
WSH (2 yrs) 34 82 -7 0 0 0 9 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $14,750

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
1939 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS CIN W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1936 NYY AL 26 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1938 NYY AL 28 P 25 8 3 93.2 26 0 25 1 2 .962 2.40 1.00 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 NYY AL 29 P 24 11 8 120.2 29 2 27 0 1 1.000 2.16 1.21 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 NYY AL 30 P 27 8 2 99.1 27 3 22 2 1 .926 2.27 0.93 .956 2.04 2.01 0 1 100% 0
1941 WSH AL 31 P 28 23 11 168.1 44 12 29 3 0 .932 2.19 1.46 .960 2.14 2.11 4 2 33% 1
1942 TOT AL 32 P 26 17 8 144.1 41 11 28 2 3 .951 2.43 1.50 .957 2.31 2.30 2 2 50% 0
1942 WSH AL 32 P 6 4 2 33.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 2.41 1.50 .957 2.30 2.30 2 1 33% 0
1942 SLB AL 32 P 20 13 6 110.2 32 9 21 2 3 .938 2.44 1.50 .957 2.31 2.30 0 1 100% 0
1943 SLB AL 33 P 32 29 13 208.0 61 10 47 4 2 .934 2.47 1.78 .963 2.27 2.30 1 0 0% 0
1944 SLB AL 34 P 3 3 2 19.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.42 1.00 .960 2.08 2.10
1946 SLB AL 36 P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .950 2.02 2.00
9 Seasons P 168 99 47 859.1 232 38 182 12 9 .948 2.30 1.31 .958 2.15 2.12 7 5 42% 1
9 Seasons TOT 168 99 47 859.1 232 38 182 12 9 .948 2.30 1.31 .958 2.15 2.12 7 5 42% 1
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1943 AL  15 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1941 AL  3.261 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1943 AL  29 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1943 AL  3 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  212 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1941 AL  99 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1941 AL  6 (10th)
1942 AL  5 (6th)
1943 AL  4 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (5th)
1943 AL  4 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1632), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1158th), 5.1 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 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

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1936 26 New York Yankees $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 27 New York Yankees $3,300 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 28 New York Yankees $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 29 New York Yankees $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 30 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 31 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
31 Washington Senators $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 32 Washington Senators $7,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/SLB
1943 33 St. Louis Browns $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 34 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 36 St. Louis Browns $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$59,950
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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Name and misspellings: Stephen Richard Smokey Steve Sundra

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