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Gene Thompson

Eugene Earl Thompson (Junior)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: June 7, 1917 in Latham, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1939 (Age 21.323, 6,975th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Giants 1939-1947

Final Game: July 4, 1947 (Age 30.027)
Died: August 24, 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ
Buried: Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, AZ
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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
1939 22 CIN NL 13 5 .722 2.54 42 11 19 5 3 2 152.1 130 51 43 6 55 87 3 0 1 625 153 3.49 1.214 7.7 0.4 3.2 5.1 1.58
1940 23 CIN NL 16 9 .640 3.32 33 31 1 17 3 0 225.1 197 90 83 10 96 103 2 2 3 951 115 3.80 1.300 7.9 0.4 3.8 4.1 1.07
1941 24 CIN NL 6 6 .500 4.87 27 15 6 4 0 1 109.0 117 65 59 6 57 46 3 0 2 509 74 4.19 1.596 9.7 0.5 4.7 3.8 0.81
1942 25 CIN NL 4 7 .364 3.36 29 10 7 1 0 0 101.2 86 61 38 5 53 35 2 0 3 443 98 3.99 1.367 7.6 0.4 4.7 3.1 0.66
1946 29 NYG NL 4 6 .400 1.29 39 1 27 0 0 4 62.2 36 18 9 5 40 31 0 0 2 244 269 4.35 1.213 5.2 0.7 5.7 4.5 0.78
1947 30 NYG NL 4 2 .667 4.29 15 0 6 0 0 0 35.2 36 20 17 3 27 13 1 0 1 164 96 5.22 1.766 9.1 0.8 6.8 3.3 0.48
6 Yrs 47 35 .573 3.26 185 68 66 27 6 7 686.2 602 305 249 35 328 315 11 2 12 2936 114 3.95 1.354 7.9 0.5 4.3 4.1 0.96
162 Game Avg. 13 9 .573 3.26 50 18 18 7 2 2 185 162 82 67 9 88 85 3 1 3 789 114 3.95 1.354 7.9 0.5 4.3 4.1 0.96
CIN (4 yrs) 39 27 .591 3.41 131 67 33 27 6 3 588.1 530 267 223 27 261 271 10 2 9 2528 109 3.82 1.344 8.1 0.4 4.0 4.1 1.04
NYG (2 yrs) 8 8 .500 2.38 54 1 33 0 0 4 98.1 72 38 26 8 67 44 1 0 3 408 156 4.66 1.414 6.6 0.7 6.1 4.0 0.66
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
1939 22 CIN NL 151.2 42 11 51 3.03 4.42 0.36 0.00 99.4 4.04 18 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.2 30 .546 .512
1940 23 CIN NL 225.1 33 31 90 3.59 4.43 0.62 0.00 100.4 3.83 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.7 26 .522 .504
1941 24 CIN NL 109.0 27 15 65 5.37 4.08 0.18 0.00 100.1 3.90 -17 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -8 .435 .489
1942 25 CIN NL 101.2 29 10 61 5.40 4.21 0.24 0.00 99.9 3.97 -15 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .442 .490
1946 29 NYG NL 62.2 39 1 18 2.59 3.99 0.01 0.00 100.7 4.01 10 1.1 1.0 -0.1 1.7 16 .529 .507
1947 30 NYG NL 35.2 15 0 20 5.05 4.70 0.00 0.00 101.7 4.77 -1 -0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.2 3 .492 .499
6 Seasons 686.0 185 68 305 4.00 4.32 0.35 0.00 100.2 3.97 1 0.2 1.0 -0.4 6.2 59 .501 .502
CIN (4 yrs) 587.2 131 67 267 4.09 4.33 0.41 0.00 100.0 3.92 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.3 4.3 40 .494 .500
NYG (2 yrs) 98.1 54 1 38 3.48 4.25 0.01 0.00 101.1 4.29 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.0 19 .519 .505

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 22 CIN NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 7 7 4 4 0 3 0 0 1 23 1.929 9.6 7.7 7.7 5.8 0.75
1940 ❍ 23 CIN NL WS W DET 0 1 .000 16.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 6 6 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 20 3.600 21.6 2.7 10.8 5.4 0.50
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 2 .000 14.63 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 13 13 13 5 8 0 5 0 0 1 43 2.625 14.6 5.6 9.0 5.6 0.63
2 WS 0 2 .000 14.63 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 13 13 13 5 8 0 5 0 0 1 43 2.625 14.6 5.6 9.0 5.6 0.63

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
1939 22 CIN NL 42 51 48 3 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 .229 .229 .250 .479 28 12 0 0 3 1
1940 23 CIN NL 33 89 79 5 18 4 1 0 11 0 2 26 .228 .247 .304 .551 50 24 1 0 8 1
1941 24 CIN NL 27 37 30 2 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 6 .233 .233 .333 .567 58 10 0 0 7 1
1942 25 CIN NL 29 33 30 3 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 4 .267 .313 .267 .579 70 8 0 0 1 1
1946 29 NYG NL 39 10 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .333 .143 .476 37 1 0 0 1 1
1947 30 NYG NL 15 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 185 226 200 13 45 8 1 0 18 0 6 52 .225 .248 .275 .523 44 55 1 0 20
162 Game Avg. 162 198 175 11 39 7 1 0 16 0 5 46 .225 .248 .275 .523 44 48 1 0 18
CIN (4 yrs) 131 210 187 13 44 8 1 0 18 0 4 47 .235 .251 .289 .540 49 54 1 0 19
NYG (2 yrs) 54 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .077 .200 .077 .277 -22 1 0 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
1939 22 CIN NL 42 51 -5 0 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1940 23 CIN NL 33 89 -6 0 0 0 10 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 -0.0 4 1
1941 24 CIN NL 27 37 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1942 25 CIN NL 29 33 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 2 1
1946 29 NYG NL 39 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1947 30 NYG NL 15 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
6 Seasons 185 226 -17 0 0 0 24 7 0.8 0 7 0.8 .504 .501 0.8 -0.0 7
CIN (4 yrs) 131 210 -15 0 0 0 23 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .507 .501 0.9 -0.0 8
NYG (2 yrs) 54 16 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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 22 CIN NL WS NYY L 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 1 0
1940 ❍ 23 CIN NL WS DET W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 1 0
2 WS 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 1 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
1939 CIN NL 22 P 42 11 5 152.1 31 3 25 3 0 .903 1.65 0.67 .960 2.19 2.16
1940 CIN NL 23 P 33 31 17 225.1 56 12 40 4 1 .929 2.08 1.58 .962 2.22 2.22 4 5 56% 1
1941 CIN NL 24 P 27 15 4 109.0 40 6 32 2 0 .950 3.14 1.41 .965 2.23 2.21 0 0 0
1942 CIN NL 25 P 29 10 1 101.2 52 9 39 4 4 .923 4.25 1.66 .968 2.35 2.35 3 1 25% 0
1946 NYG NL 29 P 39 1 0 62.2 23 5 18 0 1 1.000 3.30 0.59 .960 2.24 2.22 1 1 50% 1
1947 NYG NL 30 P 15 0 0 35.2 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 3.53 0.93 .966 2.09 2.07 2 1 33% 0
6 Seasons P 185 68 27 686.2 216 40 163 13 7 .940 2.66 1.10 .964 2.23 2.21 10 8 44% 2
6 Seasons TOT 185 68 27 686.2 216 40 163 13 7 .940 2.66 1.10 .964 2.23 2.21 10 8 44% 2
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1939 NL  3.2 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1940 NL  16 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1939 NL  .722 (2nd)
1940 NL  .640 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 NL  7.868 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 NL  4.114 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 NL  42 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1946 NL  4 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1940 NL  103 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1940 NL  31 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1940 NL  17 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1939 NL  3 (5th)
1940 NL  3 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1940 NL  96 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1940 NL  0.399 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1939 NL  19 (7th)
1946 NL  27 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  22 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1939 NL  2.3 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1940 NL  4 (4th)
1942 NL  4 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 25 (952), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1063), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (417th), 7.0 career WAR/7.0 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Eugene Earl eugene Gene Jr. Junior Thompson thomson

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