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Les Sweetland

Lester Leo Sweetland
Born Leo Sweetland

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: August 15, 1901 in St. Ignace, MI (All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 1927 (Age 25.323)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs 1927-1931

Final Game: September 21, 1931 (Age 30.037)
Died: March 4, 1974 in Melbourne, FL
Buried: Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, FL
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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
1927 25 PHI NL 2 10 .167 6.16 21 13 6 6 0 0 103.2 147 77 71 4 53 21 3 0 4 494 64 4.74 1.929 12.8 0.3 4.6 1.8 0.40
1928 26 PHI NL 3 15 .167 6.58 37 18 10 5 0 2 135.1 163 111 99 15 97 23 15 0 5 664 66 6.49 1.921 10.8 1.0 6.5 1.5 0.24
1929 27 PHI NL 13 11 .542 5.11 43 26 11 10 2 2 204.1 255 129 116 23 87 47 9 1 1 928 102 5.57 1.674 11.2 1.0 3.8 2.1 0.54
1930 28 PHI NL 7 15 .318 7.71 34 25 5 8 1 0 167.0 271 164 143 24 60 36 5 0 0 817 71 6.11 1.982 14.6 1.3 3.2 1.9 0.60
1931 29 CHC NL 8 7 .533 5.04 26 14 5 9 0 0 130.1 156 89 73 3 61 32 5 0 3 601 77 4.44 1.665 10.8 0.2 4.2 2.2 0.52
5 Yrs 33 58 .363 6.10 161 96 37 38 3 4 740.2 992 570 502 69 358 159 37 1 13 3504 77 5.55 1.823 12.1 0.8 4.4 1.9 0.44
162 Game Avg. 9 15 .363 6.10 43 25 10 10 1 1 196 262 151 133 18 95 42 10 0 3 927 77 5.55 1.823 12.1 0.8 4.4 1.9 0.44
PHI (4 yrs) 25 51 .329 6.33 135 82 32 29 3 4 610.1 836 481 429 66 297 127 32 1 10 2903 77 5.78 1.856 12.3 1.0 4.4 1.9 0.43
CHC (1 yr) 8 7 .533 5.04 26 14 5 9 0 0 130.1 156 89 73 3 61 32 5 0 3 601 77 4.44 1.665 10.8 0.2 4.2 2.2 0.52
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
1927 25 PHI NL 102.2 21 13 77 6.75 4.71 -0.46 0.00 96.9 5.01 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -11 .414 .489
1928 26 PHI NL 134.2 37 18 111 7.42 4.91 -0.35 0.00 107.7 5.67 -27 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -14 .431 .484
1929 27 PHI NL 204.1 43 26 129 5.68 5.32 -0.30 0.00 108.5 6.10 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.5 30 .520 .505
1930 28 PHI NL 169.0 34 25 164 8.73 5.82 -0.62 0.00 109.5 7.06 -31 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -13 .424 .484
1931 29 CHC NL 130.1 26 14 89 6.15 4.24 0.01 0.00 100.8 4.27 -27 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -16 .402 .484
5 Seasons 741.0 161 96 570 6.92 5.09 -0.35 0.00 105.6 5.77 -95 -8.6 1.0 -0.4 -2.7 -25 .446 .490
PHI (4 yrs) 610.2 135 82 481 7.09 5.27 -0.43 0.00 106.6 6.08 -68 -6.1 1.0 -0.3 -1.2 -9 .455 .492
CHC (1 yr) 130.1 26 14 89 6.15 4.24 0.01 0.00 100.8 4.27 -27 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -16 .402 .484

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
1927 25 PHI NL 25 44 38 3 12 2 0 0 6 0 5 11 .316 .395 .368 .764 109 14 0 1 1
1928 26 PHI NL 41 56 47 1 9 0 0 0 2 0 8 7 .191 .309 .191 .501 30 9 0 1 1
1929 27 PHI NL 53 94 89 14 26 2 0 0 12 0 3 18 .292 .323 .315 .637 55 28 1 1 1
1930 28 PHI NL 35 70 57 12 16 7 0 0 5 0 9 8 .281 .379 .404 .782 84 23 0 4 1
1931 29 CHC NL 29 61 56 8 15 4 2 0 9 0 4 11 .268 .317 .411 .727 92 23 0 1 1
5 Yrs 183 325 287 38 78 15 2 0 34 0 29 55 .272 .341 .338 .679 71 97 1 8
162 Game Avg. 162 288 254 34 69 13 2 0 30 0 26 49 .272 .341 .338 .679 71 86 1 7
PHI (4 yrs) 154 264 231 30 63 11 0 0 25 0 25 44 .273 .346 .320 .667 66 74 1 7
CHC (1 yr) 29 61 56 8 15 4 2 0 9 0 4 11 .268 .317 .411 .727 92 23 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
1927 25 PHI NL 25 44 0 0 0 0 4 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .519 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1
1928 26 PHI NL 41 56 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1929 27 PHI NL 53 94 -7 0 0 0 11 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .507 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1
1930 28 PHI NL 35 70 -1 0 0 0 7 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 0.0 6 1
1931 29 CHC NL 29 61 -1 0 0 0 6 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .519 .503 0.6 -0.0 5 1
5 Seasons 183 325 -13 0 0 0 34 22 2.0 0 22 2.0 .511 .502 2.1 -0.0 22
PHI (4 yrs) 154 264 -13 0 0 0 28 16 1.5 0 16 1.5 .510 .502 1.5 -0.0 16
CHC (1 yr) 29 61 -1 0 0 0 6 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .519 .503 0.6 -0.0 5

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
1927 PHI NL 25 P 21 13 6 103.2 51 7 43 1 3 .980 4.34 2.38 .958 2.33 2.31
1928 PHI NL 26 P 37 18 5 135.1 56 8 44 4 3 .929 3.46 1.41 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 PHI NL 27 P 43 26 10 204.1 81 14 64 3 1 .963 3.44 1.81 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 PHI NL 28 P 34 25 8 167.0 51 10 38 3 2 .941 2.59 1.41 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 CHC NL 29 P 26 14 9 130.1 39 5 30 4 1 .897 2.42 1.35 .959 2.22 2.19
5 Seasons P 161 96 38 740.2 278 44 219 15 10 .946 3.20 1.63 .963 2.32 2.30
5 Seasons TOT 161 96 38 740.2 278 44 219 15 10 .946 3.20 1.63 .963 2.32 2.30
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

Games Played s c a p y
1929 NL  43 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1929 NL  2 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1928 NL  15 (7th)
1929 NL  23 (2nd)
1930 NL  24 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 NL  97 (6th)
1929 NL  87 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1928 NL  15 (8th)
1930 NL  15 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1928 NL  99 (10th)
1929 NL  116 (5th)
1930 NL  143 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1927 NL  4 (7th)
1928 NL  5 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1928 NL  15 (1st)
1929 NL  9 (2nd)
1931 NL  5 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1929 NL  43 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1929 NL  14 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1929 NL  64 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1928 NL  4 (3rd)
1931 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1929 NL  3.44 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2521), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2948th), -0.7 career WAR/-0.7 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 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: Lester Leo Les Sweetland

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