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Johnny Welch

John Vernon Welch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 184 lb.

Born: December 2, 1906 in Washington, DC (All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 1926 (Age 19.171)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Cubs/Pirates 1926-1936

Final Game: August 26, 1936 (Age 29.268)
Died: September 3, 1940 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1926 19 CHC NL 0 0 2.08 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.1 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 203 3.61 1.385 10.4 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.00
1927 20 CHC NL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 7 60 10.03 3.000 0.0 0.0 27.0 9.0 0.33
1928 21 CHC NL 0 0 15.75 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 13 7 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 27 1.91 3.250 29.3 0.0 0.0 4.5
1931 24 CHC NL 2 1 .667 3.74 8 3 3 1 0 0 33.2 39 16 14 2 10 7 1 0 0 148 104 4.45 1.455 10.4 0.5 2.7 1.9 0.70
1932 25 BOS AL 4 6 .400 5.23 20 8 10 3 1 0 72.1 93 46 42 3 38 26 3 0 2 343 85 4.54 1.811 11.6 0.4 4.7 3.2 0.68
1933 26 BOS AL 4 9 .308 4.60 47 7 30 1 0 3 129.0 142 81 66 6 67 68 2 0 1 586 96 3.95 1.620 9.9 0.4 4.7 4.7 1.01
1934 27 BOS AL 13 15 .464 4.49 41 22 14 8 1 0 206.1 223 112 103 14 76 91 8 1 5 913 105 4.34 1.449 9.7 0.6 3.3 4.0 1.20
1935 28 BOS AL 10 9 .526 4.47 31 19 5 10 1 2 143.0 155 82 71 4 53 48 4 0 3 628 106 3.94 1.455 9.8 0.3 3.3 3.0 0.91
1936 29 TOT MLB 2 1 .667 5.10 18 4 5 1 0 1 54.2 65 36 31 7 14 14 0 0 2 243 95 5.18 1.445 10.7 1.2 2.3 2.3 1.00
1936 29 BOS AL 2 1 .667 5.51 9 3 1 1 0 0 32.2 43 24 20 4 8 9 0 0 0 151 97 5.04 1.561 11.8 1.1 2.2 2.5 1.13
1936 29 PIT NL 0 0 4.50 9 1 4 0 0 1 22.0 22 12 11 3 6 5 0 0 2 92 92 5.40 1.273 9.0 1.2 2.5 2.0 0.83
9 Yrs 35 41 .461 4.66 172 63 74 24 3 6 648.1 735 383 336 36 262 257 18 1 13 2907 99 4.26 1.538 10.2 0.5 3.6 3.6 0.98
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .461 4.66 50 18 21 7 1 2 188 213 111 97 10 76 74 5 0 4 841 99 4.26 1.538 10.2 0.5 3.6 3.6 0.98
BOS (5 yrs) 33 40 .452 4.66 148 59 60 23 3 5 583.1 656 345 302 31 242 242 17 1 11 2621 100 4.22 1.539 10.1 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.00
CHC (4 yrs) 2 1 .667 4.81 15 3 10 1 0 0 43.0 57 26 23 2 14 10 1 0 0 194 83 4.26 1.651 11.9 0.4 2.9 2.1 0.71
PIT (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 9 1 4 0 0 1 22.0 22 12 11 3 6 5 0 0 2 92 92 5.40 1.273 9.0 1.2 2.5 2.0 0.83
AL (5 yrs) 33 40 .452 4.66 148 59 60 23 3 5 583.1 656 345 302 31 242 242 17 1 11 2621 100 4.22 1.539 10.1 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.00
NL (5 yrs) 2 1 .667 4.71 24 4 14 1 0 1 65.0 79 38 34 5 20 15 1 0 2 286 86 4.64 1.523 10.9 0.7 2.8 2.1 0.75
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
1926 19 CHC NL 4.1 3 0 2 4.15 4.72 0.24 0.00 98.6 4.42 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 0 .504 .500
1927 20 CHC NL 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 4.79 0.14 0.00 104.0 4.83 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .455 .500
1928 21 CHC NL 4.0 3 0 7 15.75 4.86 0.49 0.00 96.6 4.22 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .350 .497
1931 24 CHC NL 33.2 8 3 16 4.28 4.36 0.01 0.00 97.0 4.22 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .498 .500
1932 25 BOS AL 72.1 20 8 46 5.72 5.30 -0.18 0.00 100.6 5.52 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.6 7 .491 .499 $3,600
1933 26 BOS AL 129.0 47 7 81 5.65 5.00 -0.04 0.00 103.5 5.22 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.6 9 .485 .496 $4,000
1934 27 BOS AL 206.1 41 22 112 4.89 5.18 -0.20 0.00 104.8 5.64 16 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.6 42 .539 .510 $4,000
1935 28 BOS AL 143.0 31 19 82 5.16 5.26 -0.07 0.00 105.0 5.59 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.0 24 .521 .504 $5,500
1936 29 BOS AL 32.2 9 3 24 6.61 5.50 -0.03 0.00 108.6 6.00 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .476 .499
1936 29 PIT NL 22.0 9 1 12 4.91 4.52 -0.05 0.00 104.7 4.79 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .496 .500
9 Seasons 648.1 172 63 383 5.32 5.12 -0.10 0.00 103.8 5.43 6 0.6 1.0 -0.4 6.9 83 .504 .502 $17,100
BOS (5 yrs) 583.1 148 59 345 5.32 5.19 -0.12 0.00 104.3 5.54 12 1.2 1.0 -0.3 6.9 83 .508 .502 $17,100
CHC (4 yrs) 43.0 15 3 26 5.44 4.45 0.08 0.00 97.3 4.25 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .467 .499
PIT (1 yr) 22.0 9 1 12 4.91 4.52 -0.05 0.00 104.7 4.79 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .496 .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
1926 19 CHC NL 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 437 1 0 0 /1
1927 20 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1928 21 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1931 24 CHC NL 8 12 12 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 .417 .417 .583 1.000 164 7 0 0 /1
1932 25 BOS AL 23 37 36 5 9 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 9 .250 .250 .389 .639 67 14 0 1 1
1933 26 BOS AL 47 41 37 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .162 .184 .189 .373 -2 7 0 2 1
1934 27 BOS AL 41 81 74 5 15 1 0 0 7 0 0 2 17 .203 .224 .216 .440 12 16 0 6 1
1935 28 BOS AL 31 60 50 8 9 2 0 0 6 0 0 8 9 .180 .293 .220 .513 31 11 0 2 1
1936 29 TOT MLB 18 21 18 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .278 .381 .333 .714 80 6 0 0 0 1
1936 29 BOS AL 9 13 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .273 .385 .273 .657 61 3 0 0 /1
1936 29 PIT NL 9 8 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .429 .804 114 3 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 175 253 228 27 50 9 0 1 20 0 0 14 43 .219 .264 .272 .536 38 62 0 0 11
162 Game Avg. 162 234 211 25 46 8 0 1 19 0 13 40 .219 .264 .272 .536 38 57 0 10
BOS (5 yrs) 151 232 208 23 42 6 0 1 18 0 0 13 41 .202 .249 .245 .494 27 51 0 11
CHC (4 yrs) 15 13 13 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 .462 .462 .615 1.077 185 8 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 9 8 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .429 .804 114 3 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 151 232 208 23 42 6 0 1 18 0 0 13 41 .202 .249 .245 .494 27 51 0 11
NL (5 yrs) 24 21 20 4 8 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 .400 .429 .550 .979 159 11 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
1926 19 CHC NL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .519 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1927 20 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1928 21 CHC NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1931 24 CHC NL 8 12 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .528 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1932 25 BOS AL 23 37 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $3,600 1
1933 26 BOS AL 47 41 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $4,000 1
1934 27 BOS AL 41 81 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $4,000 1
1935 28 BOS AL 31 60 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $5,500 1
1936 29 BOS AL 9 13 -1 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1936 29 PIT NL 9 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
9 Seasons 175 253 -23 0 0 0 27 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .502 .500 0.4 -0.0 4 $17,100
BOS (5 yrs) 151 232 -25 0 0 0 25 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $17,100
CHC (4 yrs) 15 13 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .501 0.3 0.0 3
PIT (1 yr) 9 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .512 .501 0.1 0.0 1

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 Awards
1926 CHC NL 19 P 3 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.49 2.53
1927 CHC NL 20 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1928 CHC NL 21 P 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.33 .970 2.48 2.40
1931 CHC NL 24 P 8 3 1 33.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 2.41 1.13 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 BOS AL 25 P 20 8 3 72.1 19 1 17 1 0 .947 2.24 0.90 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 BOS AL 26 P 47 7 1 129.0 35 1 33 1 0 .971 2.37 0.72 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 BOS AL 27 P 41 22 8 206.1 49 9 40 0 3 1.000 2.14 1.20 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 BOS AL 28 P 31 19 10 143.0 33 5 27 1 2 .970 2.01 1.03 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 TOT MLB 29 P 18 4 1 54.2 13 2 10 1 0 .923 1.98 0.67 .955 2.12 2.13
1936 BOS AL 29 P 9 3 1 32.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 2.48 1.00 .956 1.98 1.96
1936 PIT NL 29 P 9 1 0 22.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.33 .950 2.33 2.31
9 Seasons P 172 63 24 648.1 159 20 135 4 5 .975 2.15 0.90 .956 2.19 2.19
9 Seasons TOT 172 63 24 648.1 159 20 135 4 5 .975 2.15 0.90 .956 2.19 2.19
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
1934 AL  3.969 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1933 AL  47 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1934 AL  91 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1934 AL  1.197 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1934 AL  15 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1934 AL  5 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1934 AL  8 (1st)
1935 AL  4 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1933 AL  30 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1933 AL  47 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1934 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1926 NL  born 1906-12-02 (4th)
1927 NL  born 1906-12-02 (6th)
1928 NL  born 1906-12-02 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2059), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (382nd), 7.3 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 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 25 Boston Red Sox $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 26 Boston Red Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 27 Boston Red Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 28 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,100
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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