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Ben Wade

Benjamin Styron Wade

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 25, 1922 in Morehead City, NC
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1948 (Age 25.157)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs 1948-1955

Final Game: June 12, 1955 (Age 32.199)
Died: December 2, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Jake Wade
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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
1948 25 CHC NL 0 1 .000 7.20 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 23 58 4.66 1.600 7.2 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25
1952 29 BRO NL 11 9 .550 3.60 37 24 8 5 1 3 180.0 166 81 72 19 94 118 2 1 2 778 102 4.05 1.444 8.3 1.0 4.7 5.9 1.26
1953 30 BRO NL 7 5 .583 3.79 32 0 15 0 0 3 90.1 79 40 38 15 33 65 4 0 1 377 114 4.54 1.240 7.9 1.5 3.3 6.5 1.97
1954 31 TOT NL 1 1 .500 7.28 36 0 14 0 0 3 68.0 89 61 55 12 36 44 2 0 1 323 57 5.07 1.838 11.8 1.6 4.8 5.8 1.22
1954 31 BRO NL 1 1 .500 8.20 23 0 10 0 0 3 45.0 62 46 41 9 21 25 0 0 1 214 51 5.29 1.844 12.4 1.8 4.2 5.0 1.19
1954 31 STL NL 0 0 5.48 13 0 4 0 0 0 23.0 27 15 14 3 15 19 2 0 0 109 76 4.66 1.826 10.6 1.2 5.9 7.4 1.27
1955 32 PIT NL 0 1 .000 3.21 11 1 7 0 0 1 28.0 26 12 10 3 14 4 7 1 0 0 123 129 4.87 1.429 8.4 1.0 4.5 2.3 0.50
5 Yrs 19 17 .528 4.34 118 25 44 5 1 10 371.1 364 198 179 49 181 4 235 9 1 4 1624 91 4.43 1.468 8.8 1.2 4.4 5.7 1.30
162 Game Avg. 9 8 .528 4.34 56 12 21 2 0 5 177 173 94 85 23 86 112 4 0 2 772 91 4.43 1.468 8.8 1.2 4.4 5.7 1.30
BRO (3 yrs) 19 15 .559 4.31 92 24 33 5 1 9 315.1 307 167 151 43 148 208 6 1 4 1369 91 4.37 1.443 8.8 1.2 4.2 5.9 1.41
CHC (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.20 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 23 58 4.66 1.600 7.2 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25
PIT (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.21 11 1 7 0 0 1 28.0 26 12 10 3 14 4 7 1 0 0 123 129 4.87 1.429 8.4 1.0 4.5 2.3 0.50
STL (1 yr) 0 0 5.48 13 0 4 0 0 0 23.0 27 15 14 3 15 19 2 0 0 109 76 4.66 1.826 10.6 1.2 5.9 7.4 1.27
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
1948 25 CHC NL 5.0 2 0 4 7.20 4.19 0.03 0.00 96.0 3.99 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 -0.1 -1 .413 .499 $4,800
1952 29 BRO NL 180.0 37 24 81 4.05 4.07 0.10 0.00 99.5 3.94 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.5 15 .493 .498 $8,500
1953 30 BRO NL 90.1 32 0 40 3.99 4.60 0.30 0.00 99.1 4.25 3 0.3 1.1 -0.1 1.2 13 .511 .502 $10,000
1954 31 BRO NL 45.0 23 0 46 9.20 4.51 0.17 0.00 101.7 4.41 -24 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -19 .403 .486 $11,000
1954 31 STL NL 23.0 13 0 15 5.87 4.55 0.07 0.00 101.6 4.56 -3 -0.3 .7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .475 .498
1955 32 PIT NL 28.0 11 1 12 3.86 4.78 -0.27 0.00 100.7 5.08 4 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.8 7 .542 .503 $11,000
5 Seasons 371.1 118 25 198 4.80 4.33 0.13 0.00 99.9 4.20 -23 -2.2 1.0 -0.4 1.4 14 .481 .497 $45,300
BRO (3 yrs) 315.1 92 24 167 4.77 4.28 0.17 0.00 99.7 4.10 -23 -2.1 1.1 -0.4 0.8 9 .477 .497 $29,500
CHC (1 yr) 5.0 2 0 4 7.20 4.19 0.03 0.00 96.0 3.99 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 -0.1 -1 .413 .499 $4,800
PIT (1 yr) 28.0 11 1 12 3.86 4.78 -0.27 0.00 100.7 5.08 4 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.8 7 .542 .503 $11,000
STL (1 yr) 23.0 13 0 15 5.87 4.55 0.07 0.00 101.6 4.56 -3 -0.3 .7 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .475 .498

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
1953 30 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 0 15.43 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 4 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 2.143 15.4 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.00
1 WS 0 0 15.43 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 4 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 2.143 15.4 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.00

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
1948 25 CHC NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 29 BRO NL 37 63 60 7 7 3 0 3 6 0 0 1 22 .117 .131 .317 .448 20 19 3 0 2 1
1953 30 BRO NL 32 27 24 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 .167 .167 .292 .458 15 7 1 0 3 1
1954 31 TOT NL 36 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1 1
1954 31 BRO NL 23 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1 1
1954 31 STL NL 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 32 PIT NL 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs 118 107 98 8 11 3 0 4 9 0 0 2 37 .112 .129 .265 .394 3 26 4 0 6 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 147 135 11 15 4 0 5 12 0 3 51 .112 .129 .265 .394 3 36 5 0 8
BRO (3 yrs) 92 97 89 8 11 3 0 4 9 0 0 1 31 .124 .132 .292 .424 11 26 4 0 6 1
CHC (1 yr) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1948 25 CHC NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,800 /1
1952 29 BRO NL 37 63 -7 0 -1 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,500 1
1953 30 BRO NL 32 27 -3 0 -0 0 3 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $10,000 1
1954 31 BRO NL 23 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $11,000 1
1954 31 STL NL 13 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1955 32 PIT NL 11 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $11,000 1
5 Seasons 118 107 -14 0 -1 0 12 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .500 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $45,300
BRO (3 yrs) 92 97 -12 0 -1 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .498 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $29,500
CHC (1 yr) 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .483 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,800
PIT (1 yr) 11 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $11,000
STL (1 yr) 13 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -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
1953 30 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 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
1948 CHC NL 25 P 2 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 1.00 .965 2.16 2.10 0 0 0
1952 BRO NL 29 P 37 24 5 180.0 33 12 20 1 1 .970 1.60 0.86 .953 2.18 2.16 3 7 70% 44% 0
1953 BRO NL 30 P 32 0 0 90.1 9 4 4 1 2 .889 0.80 0.25 .956 2.06 2.02 1 5 83% 0
1954 TOT NL 31 P 36 0 0 68.0 16 6 8 2 1 .875 1.85 0.39 .960 2.08 2.06 4 2 33% 45% 1
1954 BRO NL 31 P 23 0 0 45.0 10 3 5 2 0 .800 1.60 0.35 .960 2.08 2.06 2 2 50% 45% 1
1954 STL NL 31 P 13 0 0 23.0 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 2.35 0.46 .960 2.07 2.06 2 0 0% 44% 0
1955 PIT NL 32 P 11 1 0 28.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.64 .950 2.02 2.02 0 1 100% 44% 0
5 Seasons P 118 25 5 371.1 67 27 36 4 4 .940 1.53 0.53 .955 2.12 2.08 8 15 65% 33% 1
5 Seasons TOT 118 25 5 371.1 67 27 36 4 4 .940 1.53 0.53 .955 2.12 2.08 8 15 65% 33% 1
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1952 NL  5.900 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 NL  118 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  19 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1952 NL  94 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1953 NL  12.87 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1953 NL  1.3 (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 (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2030), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1775), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1317th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 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
1948 25 Chicago Cubs $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 29 Brooklyn Dodgers $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1953 30 Brooklyn Dodgers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 31 Brooklyn Dodgers $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BRO/STL
1955 32 Pittsburgh Pirates $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$45,300
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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Name and misspellings: Benjamin Ben benji Styron Wade

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