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Max Surkont

Matthew Constantine Surkont

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 16, 1922 in Central Falls, RI
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 26.307)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Pirates/WhiteSox/Giants/Cardinals 1949-1957

Final Game: May 1, 1957 (Age 34.319)
Died: October 8, 1986 in Largo, FL
Buried: Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1949 27 CHW AL 3 5 .375 4.78 44 2 23 0 0 4 96.0 92 61 51 9 60 38 3 0 3 435 87 4.91 1.583 8.6 0.8 5.6 3.6 0.63
1950 28 BSN NL 5 2 .714 3.23 9 6 3 2 0 0 55.2 63 29 20 5 20 21 2 0 0 246 120 4.18 1.491 10.2 0.8 3.2 3.4 1.05
1951 29 BSN NL 12 16 .429 3.99 37 33 3 11 2 1 237.0 230 119 105 21 89 110 7 0 5 1022 92 3.92 1.346 8.7 0.8 3.4 4.2 1.24
1952 30 BSN NL 12 13 .480 3.77 31 29 1 12 3 0 215.0 201 95 90 19 76 125 3 0 7 914 96 3.48 1.288 8.4 0.8 3.2 5.2 1.64
1953 31 MLN NL 11 5 .688 4.18 28 24 2 11 2 0 170.0 168 82 79 22 64 83 0 2 2 732 94 4.43 1.365 8.9 1.2 3.4 4.4 1.30
1954 32 PIT NL 9 18 .333 4.41 33 29 2 11 0 0 208.1 216 124 102 25 78 78 4 0 4 916 94 4.39 1.411 9.3 1.1 3.4 3.4 1.00
1955 33 PIT NL 7 14 .333 5.57 35 22 7 5 0 2 166.1 194 109 103 23 78 4 84 3 0 6 745 73 4.62 1.635 10.5 1.2 4.2 4.5 1.08
1956 34 TOT NL 2 2 .500 5.45 14 4 4 1 0 1 39.2 36 24 24 8 14 1 24 0 0 1 167 71 4.84 1.261 8.2 1.8 3.2 5.4 1.71
1956 34 PIT NL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 100 5.87 2.500 9.0 0.0 13.5 4.5 0.33
1956 34 STL NL 0 0 9.53 5 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 10 6 6 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 27 42 8.55 2.118 15.9 4.8 3.2 7.9 2.50
1956 34 NYG NL 2 2 .500 4.78 8 4 2 1 0 1 32.0 24 17 17 5 9 1 18 0 0 1 129 80 4.12 1.031 6.8 1.4 2.5 5.1 2.00
1957 35 NYG NL 0 1 .000 9.95 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 9 7 7 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 30 42 4.98 1.737 12.8 2.8 2.8 11.4 4.00
9 Yrs 61 76 .445 4.38 236 149 46 53 7 8 1194.1 1209 650 581 134 481 5 571 22 2 28 5207 89 4.22 1.415 9.1 1.0 3.6 4.3 1.19
162 Game Avg. 11 13 .445 4.38 42 26 8 9 1 1 211 214 115 103 24 85 101 4 0 5 920 89 4.22 1.415 9.1 1.0 3.6 4.3 1.19
MLN (4 yrs) 40 36 .526 3.90 105 92 9 36 7 1 677.2 662 325 294 67 249 339 12 2 14 2914 96 3.93 1.344 8.8 0.9 3.3 4.5 1.36
PIT (3 yrs) 16 32 .333 4.92 69 51 9 16 0 2 376.2 412 234 206 48 159 4 163 7 0 10 1672 84 4.50 1.516 9.8 1.1 3.8 3.9 1.03
NYG (2 yrs) 2 3 .400 5.63 13 4 3 1 0 1 38.1 33 24 24 7 11 1 26 0 0 1 159 69 4.26 1.148 7.7 1.6 2.6 6.1 2.36
STL (1 yr) 0 0 9.53 5 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 10 6 6 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 27 42 8.55 2.118 15.9 4.8 3.2 7.9 2.50
CHW (1 yr) 3 5 .375 4.78 44 2 23 0 0 4 96.0 92 61 51 9 60 38 3 0 3 435 87 4.91 1.583 8.6 0.8 5.6 3.6 0.63
NL (8 yrs) 58 71 .450 4.34 192 147 23 53 7 4 1098.1 1117 589 530 125 421 5 533 19 2 25 4772 89 4.16 1.400 9.2 1.0 3.4 4.4 1.27
AL (1 yr) 3 5 .375 4.78 44 2 23 0 0 4 96.0 92 61 51 9 60 38 3 0 3 435 87 4.91 1.583 8.6 0.8 5.6 3.6 0.63
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
1949 27 CHW AL 96.0 44 2 61 5.72 4.89 0.15 0.00 98.5 4.66 -11 -1.1 1.1 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .475 .493
1950 28 BSN NL 55.2 9 6 29 4.69 4.65 -0.12 0.00 93.9 4.48 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.4 5 .488 .499
1951 29 BSN NL 237.0 37 33 119 4.52 4.50 -0.23 0.00 93.5 4.41 -3 -0.3 .7 -0.1 2.0 22 .493 .498
1952 30 BSN NL 215.0 31 29 95 3.98 4.22 -0.21 0.00 98.3 4.36 9 1.0 .3 -0.1 3.0 30 .532 .506
1953 31 MLN NL 170.1 28 24 82 4.33 4.86 0.08 0.00 93.8 4.49 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 2.1 22 .516 .503
1954 32 PIT NL 208.1 33 29 124 5.36 4.71 -0.24 0.00 101.4 5.01 -7 -0.7 .6 -0.1 1.3 14 .478 .495
1955 33 PIT NL 166.1 35 22 109 5.90 4.73 -0.26 0.00 99.7 4.97 -14 -1.4 1.6 -0.1 0.2 0 .460 .491
1956 34 PIT NL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 3.85 -0.02 0.00 102.0 3.95 -0 -0.0 .2 0.0 0.0 0 .491 .500
1956 34 STL NL 5.2 5 0 6 9.53 4.53 0.20 0.00 100.1 4.33 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.2 -3 .435 .498
1956 34 NYG NL 32.0 8 4 17 4.78 4.31 0.18 0.00 100.5 4.15 -2 -0.2 .4 -0.0 0.1 1 .477 .499
1957 35 NYG NL 6.1 5 0 7 9.95 4.32 -0.07 0.00 106.6 4.69 -4 -0.4 .8 0.0 -0.3 -3 .427 .498
9 Seasons 1194.2 236 149 650 4.90 4.60 -0.14 0.00 97.4 4.61 -31 -3.0 1.0 -0.8 8.2 85 .487 .498
MLN (4 yrs) 678.0 105 92 325 4.31 4.51 -0.14 0.00 95.1 4.42 10 1.1 .7 -0.4 7.6 79 .510 .502
PIT (3 yrs) 376.2 69 51 234 5.59 4.71 -0.24 0.00 100.6 4.99 -21 -2.1 1.3 -0.3 1.5 15 .469 .493
NYG (2 yrs) 38.1 13 4 24 5.63 4.31 0.14 0.00 101.5 4.24 -5 -0.5 .6 0.0 -0.1 -2 .458 .498
STL (1 yr) 5.2 5 0 6 9.53 4.53 0.20 0.00 100.1 4.33 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.2 -3 .435 .498
CHW (1 yr) 96.0 44 2 61 5.72 4.89 0.15 0.00 98.5 4.66 -11 -1.1 1.1 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .475 .493

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
1949 27 CHW AL 44 26 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 12 .045 .192 .045 .238 -34 1 0 0 0 1
1950 28 BSN NL 9 24 23 4 10 2 0 1 5 0 1 3 .435 .458 .652 1.111 196 15 0 0 0 /1
1951 29 BSN NL 37 88 73 2 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 7 17 .151 .225 .164 .389 10 12 4 0 8 1
1952 30 BSN NL 31 73 63 2 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 16 .111 .152 .159 .310 -13 10 1 0 7 1
1953 31 MLN NL 28 66 56 10 16 5 1 0 6 0 0 5 7 .286 .344 .411 .755 101 23 1 0 5 1
1954 32 PIT NL 33 76 60 3 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 19 .167 .239 .183 .422 13 11 2 0 9 1 1
1955 33 PIT NL 35 59 50 5 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 .140 .218 .160 .378 4 8 0 1 4 0 0 1
1956 34 TOT NL 14 13 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 -21 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
1956 34 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1956 34 STL NL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1956 34 NYG NL 8 12 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 -13 1 0 0 2 0 0 /1
1957 35 NYG NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 236 425 357 28 63 13 1 1 28 0 0 31 90 .176 .244 .227 .470 29 81 8 1 35 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 292 245 19 43 9 1 1 19 0 21 62 .176 .244 .227 .470 29 56 5 1 24
MLN (4 yrs) 105 251 215 18 44 11 1 1 18 0 0 16 43 .205 .260 .279 .539 48 60 6 0 20
PIT (3 yrs) 69 135 110 8 17 2 0 0 7 0 0 10 32 .155 .230 .173 .402 9 19 2 1 13 1 0
NYG (2 yrs) 13 12 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 -13 1 0 0 2 0 0
STL (1 yr) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 44 26 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 12 .045 .192 .045 .238 -34 1 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 192 399 335 27 62 13 1 1 26 0 0 27 78 .185 .247 .239 .486 33 80 8 1 35 1 0
AL (1 yr) 44 26 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 12 .045 .192 .045 .238 -34 1 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
1949 27 CHW AL 44 26 -4 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1950 28 BSN NL 9 24 3 -0 0 0 3 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .562 .503 0.6 0.0 6 /1
1951 29 BSN NL 37 88 -10 0 -1 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 30 BSN NL 31 73 -10 0 -0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1953 31 MLN NL 28 66 0 -0 0 0 7 8 0.7 0 8 0.7 .526 .505 0.7 -0.0 8 1
1954 32 PIT NL 33 76 -7 -1 0 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1955 33 PIT NL 35 59 -7 -0 0 0 6 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0 1
1956 34 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1956 34 STL NL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1956 34 NYG NL 8 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1957 35 NYG NL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 236 425 -37 -1 -0 0 46 8 0.6 0 8 0.6 .503 .500 0.7 -0.1 8
MLN (4 yrs) 105 251 -17 -0 -0 0 27 10 0.8 0 10 0.8 .509 .501 0.9 -0.0 10
PIT (3 yrs) 69 135 -14 -1 0 0 15 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0
NYG (2 yrs) 13 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
STL (1 yr) 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
CHW (1 yr) 44 26 -4 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

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
1949 CHW AL 27 P 44 2 0 96.0 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.39 .962 2.12 2.09 0 2 100% 46% 0
1950 BSN NL 28 P 9 6 2 55.2 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 1.62 1.11 .961 2.12 2.10 2 3 60% 43% 1
1951 BSN NL 29 P 37 33 11 237.0 44 11 31 2 2 .955 1.59 1.14 .962 2.14 2.14 11 10 48% 43% 0
1952 BSN NL 30 P 31 29 12 215.0 52 9 38 5 3 .904 1.97 1.52 .953 2.18 2.16 12 3 20% 44% 4
1953 MLN NL 31 P 28 24 11 170.0 45 11 32 2 3 .956 2.28 1.54 .956 2.06 2.02 5 3 38% 1
1954 PIT NL 32 P 33 29 11 208.1 49 8 40 1 1 .980 2.07 1.45 .960 2.07 2.06 5 4 44% 45% 1
1955 PIT NL 33 P 35 22 5 166.1 31 8 21 2 0 .935 1.57 0.83 .950 2.04 2.02 8 4 33% 44% 0
1956 TOT NL 34 P 14 4 1 39.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.13 0.36 .966 2.06 2.02 2 0 0% 40% 0
1956 PIT NL 34 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .970 2.25 2.00 0 0 0
1956 STL NL 34 P 5 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.02 0 0 0
1956 NYG NL 34 P 8 4 1 32.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.50 .965 2.05 2.02 2 0 0% 40% 0
1957 NYG NL 35 P 5 0 0 6.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.20 .960 1.99 2.08 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 236 149 53 1194.1 254 52 190 12 9 .953 1.82 1.03 .957 2.10 2.08 45 29 39% 39% 7
9 Seasons TOT 236 149 53 1194.1 254 52 190 12 9 .953 1.82 1.03 .957 2.10 2.08 45 29 39% 39% 7
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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1953 NL  .688 (6th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 NL  5.233 (9th)
1955 NL  4.545 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  44 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1949 AL  4 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1951 NL  237.0 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 NL  125 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1951 NL  33 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1953 NL  11 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1952 NL  3 (10th)
1953 NL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  21 (8th)
1952 NL  19 (7th)
1954 NL  25 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1951 NL  89 (8th)
1955 NL  78 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1951 NL  16 (4th)
1952 NL  13 (10th)
1954 NL  18 (2nd)
1955 NL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  105 (3rd)
1952 NL  90 (9th)
1954 NL  102 (4th)
1955 NL  103 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1952 NL  7 (2nd)
1955 NL  6 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1951 NL  1,022 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1949 AL  23 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1949 AL  44 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1952 NL  5 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 19 (1129), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1775), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (917th), 8.8 career WAR/9.7 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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