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Bud Thomas

Luther Baxter Thomas

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 9, 1910 in Faber, VA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1932 (Age 22.004)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Senators 1932-1941

Final Game: September 27, 1941 (Age 31.018)
Died: May 20, 2001 in North Garden, VA
Buried: Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Esmont, VA
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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
1932 21 WSH AL 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 12 4.35 1.000 3.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1933 22 WSH AL 0 0 15.75 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 11 8 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 23 29 7.80 3.250 24.8 2.3 4.5 2.3 0.50
1937 26 PHA AL 8 15 .348 4.99 35 26 6 6 1 0 169.2 208 108 94 15 52 54 1 2 5 763 95 4.49 1.532 11.0 0.8 2.8 2.9 1.04
1938 27 PHA AL 9 14 .391 4.92 42 29 9 7 1 0 212.1 259 138 116 23 62 48 2 1 5 945 98 4.78 1.512 11.0 1.0 2.6 2.0 0.77
1939 28 TOT AL 7 1 .875 5.22 33 2 16 0 0 1 60.1 64 40 35 9 23 14 0 0 4 262 93 5.59 1.442 9.5 1.3 3.4 2.1 0.61
1939 28 PHA AL 0 1 .000 15.75 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 8 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 21 32 10.22 2.250 18.0 4.5 2.3 0.0 0.00
1939 28 WSH AL 0 0 6.00 4 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 11 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 39 74 3.64 1.444 11.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.00
1939 28 DET AL 7 0 1.000 4.18 27 0 15 0 0 1 47.1 45 25 22 7 20 14 0 0 2 202 117 5.57 1.373 8.6 1.3 3.8 2.7 0.70
1940 29 DET AL 0 1 .000 9.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 8 5 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 24 57 8.34 2.750 18.0 2.3 6.8 0.0 0.00
1941 30 DET AL 1 3 .250 4.21 26 1 14 0 0 2 72.2 74 45 34 4 22 17 0 0 0 318 108 3.82 1.321 9.2 0.5 2.7 2.1 0.77
7 Yrs 25 34 .424 4.96 143 58 50 13 2 3 526.0 625 344 290 53 166 135 4 3 14 2347 96 4.70 1.504 10.7 0.9 2.8 2.3 0.81
162 Game Avg. 8 12 .424 4.96 48 20 17 4 1 1 178 211 116 98 18 56 46 1 1 5 794 96 4.70 1.504 10.7 0.9 2.8 2.3 0.81
WSH (3 yrs) 0 0 7.31 8 0 4 0 0 0 16.0 23 15 13 1 6 2 1 0 2 74 62 4.81 1.813 12.9 0.6 3.4 1.1 0.33
PHA (3 yrs) 17 30 .362 5.06 79 57 15 13 2 0 386.0 475 254 217 40 115 102 3 3 10 1729 94 4.71 1.528 11.1 0.9 2.7 2.4 0.89
DET (3 yrs) 8 4 .667 4.35 56 1 31 0 0 3 124.0 127 75 60 12 45 31 0 0 2 544 108 4.63 1.387 9.2 0.9 3.3 2.3 0.69
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
1932 21 WSH AL 3.0 2 0 0 0.00 4.95 0.24 0.00 104.0 4.90 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .580 .501 $900
1933 22 WSH AL 4.0 2 0 8 18.00 6.20 0.36 0.00 98.1 5.72 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .288 .497 $1,800
1937 26 PHA AL 169.2 35 26 108 5.73 5.50 -0.01 0.00 101.1 5.58 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 17 .492 .498 $3,000
1938 27 PHA AL 212.1 42 29 138 5.85 5.55 -0.40 0.00 99.7 5.93 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.1 2.0 28 .499 .500 $4,000
1939 28 PHA AL 4.0 2 2 8 18.00 6.53 -0.55 0.00 94.0 6.65 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .306 .498 $4,000
1939 28 WSH AL 9.0 4 0 7 7.00 4.99 0.10 0.00 103.5 5.07 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .455 .499
1939 28 DET AL 47.1 27 0 25 4.75 5.28 0.06 0.00 106.0 5.53 4 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.8 10 .513 .502
1940 29 DET AL 4.0 3 0 5 11.25 4.79 -0.29 0.00 111.3 5.66 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .424 .499 $6,500
1941 30 DET AL 72.2 26 1 45 5.57 4.95 -0.28 0.00 111.3 5.81 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.8 9 .506 .501 $4,000
7 Seasons 526.0 143 58 344 5.89 5.42 -0.20 0.00 102.5 5.75 -12 -0.9 1.0 -0.3 4.1 53 .494 .500 $24,200
WSH (3 yrs) 16.0 8 0 15 8.44 5.29 0.19 0.00 102.3 5.20 -6 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .444 .499 $2,700
PHA (3 yrs) 386.0 79 57 254 5.92 5.54 -0.23 0.00 100.3 5.78 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 2.9 40 .491 .499 $11,000
DET (3 yrs) 124.0 56 1 75 5.44 5.07 -0.15 0.00 109.3 5.70 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.4 17 .505 .501 $10,500

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
1932 21 WSH AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1933 22 WSH AL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1937 26 PHA AL 35 58 47 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 25 .128 .196 .213 .409 4 10 0 7 1
1938 27 PHA AL 42 81 69 4 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 30 .130 .189 .145 .334 -14 10 0 7 1
1939 28 TOT AL 33 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .071 .143 -64 1 0 0 1 1
1939 28 PHA AL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1939 28 WSH AL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1939 28 DET AL 27 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .111 .222 -45 1 0 0 1 1
1940 29 DET AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1941 30 DET AL 26 20 19 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .105 .105 .158 .263 -34 3 0 0 1 1
7 Yrs 143 175 150 7 18 3 0 1 10 0 0 9 67 .120 .170 .160 .330 -16 24 0 0 16
162 Game Avg. 162 198 170 8 20 3 0 1 11 0 0 10 76 .120 .170 .160 .330 -16 27 0 18
WSH (3 yrs) 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
PHA (3 yrs) 79 142 119 7 15 2 0 1 10 0 0 9 56 .126 .188 .168 .356 -9 20 0 0 14
DET (3 yrs) 56 30 28 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .107 .107 .143 .250 -37 4 0 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
1932 21 WSH AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $900 /1
1933 22 WSH AL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800 /1
1937 26 PHA AL 35 58 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $3,000 1
1938 27 PHA AL 42 81 -15 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 $4,000 1
1939 28 PHA AL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 /1
1939 28 WSH AL 4 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1939 28 DET AL 27 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1940 29 DET AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $6,500 /1
1941 30 DET AL 26 20 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,000 1
7 Seasons 143 175 -32 0 0 0 20 -12 -1.1 0 -12 -1.1 .492 .498 -1.1 0.0 -12 $24,200
WSH (3 yrs) 8 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,700
PHA (3 yrs) 79 142 -25 0 0 0 16 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .490 .498 -0.8 0.0 -8 $11,000
DET (3 yrs) 56 30 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3 $10,500

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
1932 WSH AL 21 P 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.25
1933 WSH AL 22 P 2 0 0 4.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.50 .960 2.25 2.25
1937 PHA AL 26 P 35 26 6 169.2 24 7 17 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.69 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 PHA AL 27 P 42 29 7 212.1 48 7 39 2 1 .958 1.95 1.10 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 TOT AL 28 P 33 2 0 60.1 15 2 13 0 0 1.000 2.24 0.45 .951 1.92 1.89
1939 PHA AL 28 P 2 2 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .950 2.02 1.90
1939 WSH AL 28 P 4 0 0 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 0.50 .950 1.90 1.90
1939 DET AL 28 P 27 0 0 47.1 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 2.28 0.44 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 DET AL 29 P 3 0 0 4.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.33 .955 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1941 DET AL 30 P 26 1 0 72.2 28 6 22 0 0 1.000 3.47 1.08 .960 2.14 2.11 0 0 0
7 Seasons P 143 58 13 526.0 122 22 98 2 1 .984 2.05 0.84 .954 2.08 2.02 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 143 58 13 526.0 122 22 98 2 1 .984 2.05 0.84 .954 2.08 2.02 0 0 0
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 AL  2.758 (7th)
1938 AL  2.628 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1938 AL  42 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1938 AL  212.3 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1938 AL  29 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  23 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1938 AL  259 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1937 AL  15 (8th)
1938 AL  14 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  116 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1937 AL  5 (8th)
1938 AL  5 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1938 AL  945 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1939 AL  16 (9th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1937 AL  1.000 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1579), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1767), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (858th), 2.9 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1932 21 Washington Senators $900 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 22 Washington Senators $1,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 26 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 27 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 28 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts PHA/WSH
1940 29 Detroit Tigers $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 30 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$24,200
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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