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Hy Vandenberg

Harold Harris Vandenberg

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: March 17, 1906 in Abilene, KS
High School: Washburn HS (Minneapolis, MN) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 8, 1935 (Age 29.083)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Giants/RedSox 1935-1945

Final Game: September 29, 1945 (Age 39.196)
Died: July 31, 1994 in Bloomington, MN
Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
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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
1935 29 BOS AL 0 0 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 15 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 0 34 25 6.99 3.563 25.3 1.7 6.8 3.4 0.50
1937 31 NYG NL 0 1 .000 7.88 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 10 7 7 0 6 2 0 0 0 39 52 4.79 2.000 11.3 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
1938 32 NYG NL 0 1 .000 7.50 6 1 4 0 0 0 18.0 28 16 15 2 12 7 0 0 0 89 52 5.59 2.222 14.0 1.0 6.0 3.5 0.58
1939 33 NYG NL 0 0 5.68 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 10 5 4 0 6 3 0 0 0 35 74 4.87 2.526 14.2 0.0 8.5 4.3 0.50
1940 34 NYG NL 1 1 .500 3.90 13 3 8 1 0 1 32.1 27 15 14 2 16 17 1 0 1 139 101 4.17 1.330 7.5 0.6 4.5 4.7 1.06
1944 38 CHC NL 7 4 .636 3.63 35 9 16 2 0 2 126.1 123 67 51 8 51 54 1 0 2 545 97 3.74 1.377 8.8 0.6 3.6 3.8 1.06
1945 39 CHC NL 7 3 .700 3.49 30 7 12 3 1 2 95.1 91 44 37 4 33 35 4 0 1 396 105 3.51 1.301 8.6 0.4 3.1 3.3 1.06
7 Yrs 15 10 .600 4.32 90 22 43 7 1 5 291.2 304 166 140 17 128 120 6 0 4 1277 85 3.94 1.481 9.4 0.5 3.9 3.7 0.94
162 Game Avg. 9 6 .600 4.32 55 13 26 4 1 3 177 185 101 85 10 78 73 4 0 2 775 85 3.94 1.481 9.4 0.5 3.9 3.7 0.94
NYG (4 yrs) 1 3 .250 5.57 22 6 13 2 0 1 64.2 75 43 40 4 40 29 1 0 1 302 71 4.71 1.778 10.4 0.6 5.6 4.0 0.73
CHC (2 yrs) 14 7 .667 3.57 65 16 28 5 1 4 221.2 214 111 88 12 84 89 5 0 3 941 100 3.64 1.344 8.7 0.5 3.4 3.6 1.06
BOS (1 yr) 0 0 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 15 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 0 34 25 6.99 3.563 25.3 1.7 6.8 3.4 0.50
NL (6 yrs) 15 10 .600 4.02 87 22 41 7 1 5 286.1 289 154 128 16 124 118 6 0 4 1243 91 3.88 1.442 9.1 0.5 3.9 3.7 0.95
AL (1 yr) 0 0 20.25 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.1 15 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 0 34 25 6.99 3.563 25.3 1.7 6.8 3.4 0.50
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
1935 29 BOS AL 5.1 3 0 12 20.25 5.45 -0.09 0.00 101.5 5.62 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -8 .282 .496
1937 31 NYG NL 8.0 1 1 7 7.88 3.93 0.39 0.00 108.0 3.83 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .231 .498
1938 32 NYG NL 18.0 6 1 16 8.00 4.17 0.24 0.00 94.6 3.72 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .368 .495
1939 33 NYG NL 6.1 2 1 5 7.11 3.99 0.16 0.00 102.0 3.91 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .395 .499
1940 34 NYG NL 32.1 13 3 15 4.18 4.05 0.11 0.00 100.9 3.98 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .495 .500
1944 38 CHC NL 126.1 35 9 67 4.77 4.29 -0.19 0.00 97.8 4.38 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.5 5 .484 .496
1945 39 CHC NL 95.1 30 7 44 4.15 4.42 0.23 0.00 96.9 4.06 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.6 7 .494 .499
7 Seasons 291.2 90 22 166 5.12 4.30 0.03 0.00 98.1 4.19 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.2 -0.3 -5 .470 .498
NYG (4 yrs) 64.2 22 6 43 5.98 4.06 0.18 0.00 100.1 3.88 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .440 .498
CHC (2 yrs) 221.2 65 16 111 4.51 4.34 -0.01 0.00 97.4 4.24 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 1.0 12 .489 .498
BOS (1 yr) 5.1 3 0 12 20.25 5.45 -0.09 0.00 101.5 5.62 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -8 .282 .496

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
1945 39 CHC NL WS L DET 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.667 1.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.667 1.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00

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
1935 29 BOS AL 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 406 1 0 0 /1
1937 31 NYG NL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 /1
1938 32 NYG NL 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1939 33 NYG NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1940 34 NYG NL 13 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 1 1 0 1 1
1944 38 CHC NL 35 42 38 3 9 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 .237 .256 .237 .493 40 9 1 0 3 1
1945 39 CHC NL 30 34 32 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 .125 .152 .188 .339 -5 6 1 0 1 1
7 Yrs 90 97 89 7 15 0 1 0 8 0 0 3 11 .169 .196 .191 .387 8 17 4 0 5
162 Game Avg. 162 175 160 13 27 0 2 0 14 0 5 20 .169 .196 .191 .387 8 31 0 9
NYG (4 yrs) 22 20 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .056 .105 .056 .161 -55 1 2 0 1
CHC (2 yrs) 65 76 70 7 13 0 1 0 7 0 2 6 .186 .208 .214 .423 19 15 2 0 4
BOS (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 406 1 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 87 96 88 7 14 0 1 0 8 0 3 11 .159 .187 .182 .369 3 16 4 0 5
AL (1 yr) 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 406 1 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
1935 29 BOS AL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1937 31 NYG NL 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .428 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1938 32 NYG NL 6 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1939 33 NYG NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1940 34 NYG NL 13 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1944 38 CHC NL 35 42 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1945 39 CHC NL 30 34 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
7 Seasons 90 97 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
NYG (4 yrs) 22 20 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
CHC (2 yrs) 65 76 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
BOS (1 yr) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .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
1945 39 CHC NL WS DET L 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1935 BOS AL 29 P 3 0 0 5.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.33 .950 2.19 2.13
1937 NYG NL 31 P 1 1 1 8.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.62 5.00 .958 2.36 2.40
1938 NYG NL 32 P 6 1 0 18.0 10 2 8 0 1 1.000 5.00 1.67 .964 2.20 2.18
1939 NYG NL 33 P 2 1 0 6.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.84 1.00 .960 2.13 2.15
1940 NYG NL 34 P 13 3 1 32.1 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 1.11 0.31 .962 2.23 2.22 0 0 0
1944 CHC NL 38 P 35 9 2 126.1 29 4 24 1 1 .966 1.99 0.80 .961 2.14 2.13 4 1 20% 0
1945 CHC NL 39 P 30 7 3 95.1 27 7 18 2 1 .926 2.36 0.83 .963 2.18 2.17 0 1 100% 0
7 Seasons P 90 22 7 291.2 78 14 61 3 4 .962 2.31 0.83 .962 2.17 2.16 4 2 33% 0
7 Seasons TOT 90 22 7 291.2 78 14 61 3 4 .962 2.31 0.83 .962 2.17 2.16 4 2 33% 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

Games Finished s c a p y
1944 NL  16 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4089th), -0.5 career WAR/-0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-0.5 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: Harold Harris Hy vandeberg Vandenberg

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