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Johnny Vander Meer

John Samuel Vander Meer (The Dutch Master or Double No-Hit)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 2, 1914 in Prospect Park, NJ
High School: Midland Park HS (Midland Park, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1933. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1937 (Age 22.171)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Cubs/Indians 1937-1951

Final Game: May 7, 1951 (Age 36.186)
Died: October 6, 1997 in Tampa, FL
Buried: Garden Of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #293. Bob Rush… #294. Gary Nolan… #295. David Price… #296. JOHNNY VANDER MEER… #297. Bruce Hurst… #298. Ray Caldwell… #299. Frank Dwyer… 

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
1937 22 CIN NL 3 5 .375 3.84 19 10 3 4 0 0 84.1 63 41 36 0 69 52 2 0 1 380 97 4.33 1.565 6.7 0.0 7.4 5.5 0.75
1938 ★ 23 CIN NL 15 10 .600 3.12 32 29 0 16 3 0 225.1 177 89 78 12 103 125 3 0 5 948 118 3.92 1.243 7.1 0.5 4.1 5.0 1.21 AS,MVP-18
1939 ★ 24 CIN NL 5 9 .357 4.67 30 21 4 8 0 0 129.0 128 76 67 7 95 102 2 2 3 593 83 4.35 1.729 8.9 0.5 6.6 7.1 1.07 AS
1940 25 CIN NL 3 1 .750 3.75 10 7 2 2 0 1 48.0 38 24 20 3 41 41 1 1 1 224 102 4.57 1.646 7.1 0.6 7.7 7.7 1.00
1941 26 CIN NL 16 13 .552 2.82 33 32 0 18 6 0 226.1 172 83 71 8 126 202 1 0 3 945 128 3.02 1.317 6.8 0.3 5.0 8.0 1.60
1942 ★ 27 CIN NL 18 12 .600 2.43 33 33 0 21 4 0 244.0 188 78 66 6 102 186 1 0 4 1017 135 2.48 1.189 6.9 0.2 3.8 6.9 1.82 AS,MVP-20
1943 ★ 28 CIN NL 15 16 .484 2.87 36 36 0 21 3 0 289.0 228 102 92 5 162 174 3 0 6 1204 117 3.14 1.349 7.1 0.2 5.0 5.4 1.07 AS
1946 31 CIN NL 10 12 .455 3.17 29 25 0 11 4 0 204.1 175 77 72 11 78 94 0 0 1 847 106 3.31 1.238 7.7 0.5 3.4 4.1 1.21 MVP-24
1947 32 CIN NL 9 14 .391 4.40 30 29 0 9 3 0 186.0 186 104 91 11 87 79 3 0 3 816 94 3.87 1.468 9.0 0.5 4.2 3.8 0.91
1948 33 CIN NL 17 14 .548 3.41 33 33 0 14 3 0 232.0 204 97 88 15 124 120 1 0 2 993 115 4.08 1.414 7.9 0.6 4.8 4.7 0.97 MVP-19
1949 34 CIN NL 5 10 .333 4.90 28 24 2 7 3 0 159.2 172 92 87 12 85 76 2 0 5 712 86 4.17 1.610 9.7 0.7 4.8 4.3 0.89
1950 35 CHC NL 3 4 .429 3.79 32 6 17 0 0 1 73.2 60 46 31 10 59 41 2 0 3 338 111 5.72 1.615 7.3 1.2 7.2 5.0 0.69
1951 36 CLE AL 0 1 .000 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 8 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 17 24 2.15 3.000 24.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
13 Yrs 119 121 .496 3.44 346 286 28 131 29 2 2104.2 1799 915 805 100 1132 1294 21 3 37 9034 107 3.64 1.393 7.7 0.4 4.8 5.5 1.14
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .496 3.44 37 31 3 14 3 0 226 194 98 87 11 122 139 2 0 4 972 107 3.64 1.393 7.7 0.4 4.8 5.5 1.14
CIN (11 yrs) 116 116 .500 3.41 313 279 11 131 29 1 2028.0 1731 863 768 90 1072 1251 19 3 34 8679 108 3.57 1.382 7.7 0.4 4.8 5.6 1.17
CLE (1 yr) 0 1 .000 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 8 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 17 24 2.15 3.000 24.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
CHC (1 yr) 3 4 .429 3.79 32 6 17 0 0 1 73.2 60 46 31 10 59 41 2 0 3 338 111 5.72 1.615 7.3 1.2 7.2 5.0 0.69
NL (12 yrs) 119 120 .498 3.42 345 285 28 131 29 2 2101.2 1791 909 799 100 1131 1292 21 3 37 9017 108 3.64 1.390 7.7 0.4 4.8 5.5 1.14
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 8 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 17 24 2.15 3.000 24.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
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
1937 22 CIN NL 84.1 19 10 41 4.38 4.40 -0.07 0.00 96.6 4.32 -0 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 7 .497 .500 $3,500
1938 ★ 23 CIN NL 225.1 32 29 89 3.55 4.45 0.25 0.00 97.4 4.09 14 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.4 33 .548 .510 AS,MVP-18
1939 ★ 24 CIN NL 129.1 30 21 76 5.29 4.38 0.34 0.00 99.4 4.01 -18 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .441 .489 $12,000 AS
1940 25 CIN NL 48.0 10 7 24 4.50 4.45 0.55 0.00 100.1 3.91 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .469 .498
1941 26 CIN NL 226.1 33 32 83 3.30 4.23 0.13 0.00 98.7 4.04 20 2.2 1.0 -0.1 4.2 39 .568 .514
1942 ★ 27 CIN NL 244.0 33 33 78 2.88 3.85 0.20 0.00 98.9 3.61 21 2.6 -0.1 4.6 38 .579 .516 AS,MVP-20
1943 ★ 28 CIN NL 288.1 36 36 102 3.18 3.94 0.27 0.00 99.4 3.64 14 1.7 -0.2 4.0 36 .547 .510 AS
1946 31 CIN NL 204.1 29 25 77 3.39 4.13 0.37 0.00 98.9 3.72 7 0.8 .8 -0.1 2.8 26 .528 .505 MVP-24
1947 32 CIN NL 186.0 30 29 104 5.03 4.64 -0.32 0.00 100.9 5.00 -1 -0.1 .2 -0.1 1.8 20 .495 .499
1948 33 CIN NL 232.0 33 33 97 3.76 4.64 -0.20 0.00 99.7 4.83 27 3.0 -0.1 5.4 53 .591 .519 MVP-19
1949 34 CIN NL 158.2 28 24 92 5.22 4.61 -0.06 0.00 103.5 4.83 -7 -0.7 .8 -0.1 0.9 11 .474 .496
1950 35 CHC NL 74.0 32 6 46 5.59 4.86 -0.07 0.00 101.0 4.98 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 0.2 3 .485 .497
1951 36 CLE AL 3.0 1 1 6 18.00 4.47 0.09 0.00 84.0 3.68 -5 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .181 .498
13 Seasons 2103.2 346 286 915 3.91 4.31 0.11 0.00 99.4 4.18 65 8.1 1.0 -1.2 27.0 256 .524 .505 $15,500
CIN (11 yrs) 2026.2 313 279 863 3.83 4.29 0.12 0.00 99.4 4.15 74 8.9 .9 -1.1 27.1 258 .529 .506 $15,500
CLE (1 yr) 3.0 1 1 6 18.00 4.47 0.09 0.00 84.0 3.68 -5 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .181 .498
CHC (1 yr) 74.0 32 6 46 5.59 4.86 -0.07 0.00 101.0 4.98 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 0.2 3 .485 .497

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
1940 ❍ 25 CIN NL WS W DET 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.667 6.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 1.667 6.0 0.0 9.0 6.0 0.67

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1937 22 CIN NL 21 26 23 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 .217 .280 .304 .584 62 7 0 0 1 1
1938 ★ 23 CIN NL 33 88 83 6 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 23 .181 .181 .181 .361 0 15 1 0 5 1 AS,MVP-18
1939 ★ 24 CIN NL 30 46 36 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 10 .111 .179 .139 .318 -14 5 0 0 7 1 AS
1940 25 CIN NL 12 21 20 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .333 .400 .733 101 8 0 0 0 1
1941 26 CIN NL 35 87 76 6 10 1 0 0 4 0 2 18 .132 .154 .145 .299 -16 11 1 0 9 1
1942 ★ 27 CIN NL 37 89 75 7 11 1 0 0 3 0 6 26 .147 .210 .160 .370 9 12 1 0 8 1 AS,MVP-20
1943 ★ 28 CIN NL 40 112 95 9 13 1 0 0 5 1 9 28 .137 .212 .147 .359 5 14 2 0 8 1 AS
1946 31 CIN NL 33 75 73 6 18 2 0 0 2 0 1 21 .247 .257 .274 .531 52 20 1 0 1 1 MVP-24
1947 32 CIN NL 31 69 57 3 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 18 .088 .133 .123 .256 -32 7 1 0 9 1
1948 33 CIN NL 41 89 78 6 11 2 0 1 2 0 7 21 .141 .212 .205 .417 15 16 1 0 4 1 MVP-19
1949 34 CIN NL 33 66 52 5 4 0 0 0 5 0 6 17 .077 .172 .077 .249 -31 4 0 0 8 1
1950 35 CHC NL 35 17 16 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 .125 .176 .250 .426 11 4 0 0 0 1
1951 36 CLE AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
13 Yrs 382 786 685 58 104 12 2 1 26 1 0 41 201 .152 .200 .180 .379 6 123 8 0 60
162 Game Avg. 162 333 290 25 44 5 1 0 11 0 17 85 .152 .200 .180 .379 6 52 3 0 25
CIN (11 yrs) 346 768 668 57 102 12 1 1 26 1 40 192 .153 .201 .178 .379 6 119 8 0 60
CLE (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 35 17 16 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 .125 .176 .250 .426 11 4 0 0 0
NL (12 yrs) 381 785 684 58 104 12 2 1 26 1 41 201 .152 .200 .180 .380 6 123 8 0 60
AL (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1937 22 CIN NL 21 26 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $3,500 1
1938 ★ 23 CIN NL 33 88 -12 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 AS,MVP-18
1939 ★ 24 CIN NL 30 46 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $12,000 1 AS
1940 25 CIN NL 12 21 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .520 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1941 26 CIN NL 35 87 -13 0 0 0 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1942 ★ 27 CIN NL 37 89 -9 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1 AS,MVP-20
1943 ★ 28 CIN NL 40 112 -12 -0 0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1 AS
1946 31 CIN NL 33 75 -5 0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1 MVP-24
1947 32 CIN NL 31 69 -13 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .483 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
1948 33 CIN NL 41 89 -10 -0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 MVP-19
1949 34 CIN NL 33 66 -11 -0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1950 35 CHC NL 35 17 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1951 36 CLE AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
13 Seasons 382 786 -95 0 0 0 82 -13 -1.4 0 -13 -1.4 .497 .499 -1.4 -0.1 -13 $15,500
CIN (11 yrs) 346 768 -92 0 0 0 79 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .496 .499 -1.3 -0.1 -12 $15,500
CLE (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHC (1 yr) 35 17 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0

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
1940 ❍ 25 CIN NL WS DET W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1937 CIN NL 22 P 19 10 4 84.1 30 7 23 0 1 1.000 3.20 1.58 .958 2.39 2.36
1938 CIN NL 23 P 32 29 16 225.1 49 8 38 3 0 .939 1.84 1.44 .964 2.21 2.19 AS,MVP-18
1939 CIN NL 24 P 30 21 8 129.0 24 5 16 3 5 .875 1.47 0.70 .960 2.19 2.16 AS
1940 CIN NL 25 P 10 7 2 48.0 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.90 .962 2.21 2.22 1 3 75% 0
1941 CIN NL 26 P 33 32 18 226.1 59 10 47 2 3 .966 2.27 1.73 .965 2.23 2.21 1 1 50% 0
1942 CIN NL 27 P 33 33 21 244.0 59 6 51 2 4 .966 2.10 1.73 .968 2.35 2.35 0 1 100% 0 AS,MVP-20
1943 CIN NL 28 P 36 36 21 289.0 82 11 67 4 7 .951 2.43 2.17 .961 2.25 2.25 2 6 75% 0 AS
1946 CIN NL 31 P 29 25 11 204.1 42 6 33 3 2 .929 1.72 1.34 .960 2.24 2.22 1 2 67% 0 MVP-24
1947 CIN NL 32 P 30 29 9 186.0 41 8 31 2 1 .951 1.89 1.30 .966 2.10 2.07 3 5 63% 0
1948 CIN NL 33 P 33 33 14 232.0 55 11 39 5 3 .909 1.94 1.52 .963 2.11 2.08 5 2 29% 0 MVP-19
1949 CIN NL 34 P 28 24 7 159.2 41 6 33 2 4 .951 2.20 1.39 .953 2.04 2.02 1 1 50% 42% 0
1950 CHC NL 35 P 32 6 0 73.2 21 4 14 3 0 .857 2.20 0.56 .961 2.13 2.10 4 5 56% 43% 0
1951 CLE AL 36 P 1 1 0 3.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 9.00 3.00 .953 2.10 2.10 0 0 0
13 Seasons P 346 286 131 2104.2 515 82 404 29 30 .944 2.08 1.40 .962 2.21 2.18 18 26 59% 11% 0
13 Seasons TOT 346 286 131 2104.2 515 82 404 29 30 .944 2.08 1.40 .962 2.21 2.18 18 26 59% 11% 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

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1958 BBWAA (13.2%)
1960 BBWAA (11.5%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1964 BBWAA (25.4%)
1964 Run Off (10.0%)
1966 BBWAA (23.8%)
1967 BBWAA (29.8%)
1967 Run Off (11.4%)
1968 BBWAA (27.9%)
1969 BBWAA (27.9%)
1970 BBWAA (29.3%)
1971 BBWAA (27.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 NL (18, 2%)
1942 NL (20, 3%)
1946 NL (24, 2%)
1948 NL (19, 4%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1938 NL  3.4 (7th)
1941 NL  4.2 (5th)
1942 NL  4.6 (3rd)
1943 NL  4.0 (10th)
1948 NL  5.4 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1938 NL  3.12 (10th)
1941 NL  2.82 (4th)
1942 NL  2.43 (4th)
1948 NL  3.41 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1938 NL  15 (5th)
1941 NL  16 (8th)
1942 NL  18 (5th)
1943 NL  15 (6th)
1948 NL  17 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1938 NL  .600 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1942 NL  1.189 (8th)
1946 NL  1.238 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 NL  7.070 (1st)
1941 NL  6.840 (1st)
1942 NL  6.934 (2nd)
1943 NL  7.100 (2nd)
1946 NL  7.708 (6th)
1948 NL  7.914 (6th)
Career  7.693 (54th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1938 NL  4.993 (2nd)
1941 NL  8.032 (1st)
1942 NL  6.861 (1st)
1943 NL  5.419 (1st)
1946 NL  4.140 (8th)
1948 NL  4.655 (6th)
1949 NL  4.284 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1941 NL  226.3 (10th)
1942 NL  244.0 (9th)
1943 NL  289.0 (2nd)
1946 NL  204.3 (8th)
1948 NL  232.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1938 NL  125 (3rd)
1939 NL  102 (6th)
1941 NL  202 (1st)
1942 NL  186 (1st)
1943 NL  174 (1st)
1946 NL  94 (9th)
1948 NL  120 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1941 NL  32 (4th)
1942 NL  33 (4th)
1943 NL  36 (1st)
1948 NL  33 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1938 NL  16 (8th)
1941 NL  18 (7th)
1942 NL  21 (4th)
1943 NL  21 (5th)
1948 NL  14 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1938 NL  3 (5th)
1941 NL  6 (2nd)
1942 NL  4 (5th)
1943 NL  3 (7th)
1946 NL  4 (3rd)
1947 NL  3 (6th)
1948 NL  3 (6th)
1949 NL  3 (8th)
Career  29 (125th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1946 NL  11 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1938 NL  103 (4th)
1939 NL  95 (4th)
1941 NL  126 (2nd)
1942 NL  102 (4th)
1943 NL  162 (1st)
1947 NL  87 (8th)
1948 NL  124 (1st)
Career  1,132 (67th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 NL  228 (9th)
1948 NL  204 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1941 NL  1.603 (6th)
1942 NL  1.824 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1941 NL  0.318 (6th)
1942 NL  0.221 (5th)
1943 NL  0.156 (3rd)
1947 NL  0.532 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1943 NL  16 (4th)
1946 NL  12 (10th)
1947 NL  14 (6th)
1948 NL  14 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1943 NL  92 (3rd)
1946 NL  72 (6th)
1947 NL  91 (5th)
1948 NL  88 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1938 NL  5 (8th)
1942 NL  4 (9th)
1943 NL  6 (2nd)
1949 NL  5 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1941 NL  945 (10th)
1942 NL  1,017 (9th)
1943 NL  1,204 (2nd)
1946 NL  847 (9th)
1948 NL  993 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1950 NL  17 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1938 NL  118 (10th)
1941 NL  128 (4th)
1942 NL  135 (5th)
1948 NL  115 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1941 NL  3.02 (2nd)
1942 NL  2.48 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1938 NL  16 (9th)
1941 NL  20 (5th)
1942 NL  23 (3rd)
1948 NL  15 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1938 NL  1.6 (9th)
1941 NL  2.1 (5th)
1942 NL  2.6 (3rd)
1948 NL  1.5 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 NL  1.0 (10th)
1946 NL  1.3 (9th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1943 NL  67 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1943 NL  4 (4th)
1946 NL  3 (5th)
1948 NL  5 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1943 NL  2.17 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 AL  born 1914-11-02 (10th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 17 (129), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 116 (170), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (421), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (702), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (344th), 25.6 career WAR/24.9 7yr-peak WAR/25.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1937 22 Cincinnati Reds $3,500 ? 1998 TNP 70
1939 24 Cincinnati Reds $12,000 ? 1998 TNP 70
Career to date (may be incomplete)$15,500
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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