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Ed Wells

Edwin Lee Wells (Satchelfoot)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: June 7, 1900 in Ashland, OH
School: Bethany College (Bethany, WV) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1923 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1924 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/Browns 1923-1934

Final Game: September 17, 1934 (Age 34)
Died: May 1, 1986 in Montgomery, AL
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL
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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
1923 23 DET AL 0 0 5.40 7 0 6 0 0 0 10.0 11 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 44 74 3.53 1.700 9.9 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
1924 24 DET AL 6 8 .429 4.06 29 15 8 5 0 4 102.0 117 58 46 2 42 33 1 0 0 465 101 3.91 1.559 10.3 0.2 3.7 2.9 0.79
1925 25 DET AL 6 9 .400 6.18 36 14 14 5 0 2 135.1 190 106 93 8 63 45 2 3 4 642 70 4.66 1.869 12.6 0.5 4.2 3.0 0.71
1926 26 DET AL 12 10 .545 4.15 36 26 5 9 4 0 178.0 201 101 82 7 76 58 2 0 0 778 97 4.09 1.556 10.2 0.4 3.8 2.9 0.76
1927 27 DET AL 0 1 .000 6.75 8 1 2 0 0 1 20.0 28 16 15 3 5 5 0 0 0 91 63 5.23 1.650 12.6 1.4 2.3 2.3 1.00
1929 29 NYY AL 13 9 .591 4.33 31 23 5 10 3 0 193.1 179 102 93 19 81 78 1 1 2 830 89 4.91 1.345 8.3 0.9 3.8 3.6 0.96
1930 30 NYY AL 12 3 .800 5.20 27 21 3 7 0 0 150.2 185 101 87 11 49 46 4 0 1 679 83 4.89 1.553 11.1 0.7 2.9 2.7 0.94
1931 31 NYY AL 9 5 .643 4.32 27 10 11 6 0 2 116.2 130 68 56 7 37 34 1 1 2 498 93 4.29 1.431 10.0 0.5 2.9 2.6 0.92
1932 32 NYY AL 3 3 .500 4.26 22 0 14 0 0 2 31.2 38 19 15 1 12 13 0 0 0 144 97 3.74 1.579 10.8 0.3 3.4 3.7 1.08
1933 33 SLB AL 6 14 .300 4.20 36 22 12 10 0 1 203.2 230 113 95 13 63 58 1 0 1 907 110 4.00 1.439 10.2 0.6 2.8 2.6 0.92
1934 34 SLB AL 1 7 .125 4.79 33 8 12 2 0 1 92.0 108 60 49 7 35 27 0 0 3 413 104 4.66 1.554 10.6 0.7 3.4 2.6 0.77
11 Yrs 68 69 .496 4.65 292 140 92 54 7 13 1233.1 1417 750 637 78 469 403 12 5 13 5491 91 4.42 1.529 10.3 0.6 3.4 2.9 0.86
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .496 4.65 46 22 14 9 1 2 194 223 118 100 12 74 63 2 1 2 864 91 4.42 1.529 10.3 0.6 3.4 2.9 0.86
DET (5 yrs) 24 28 .462 4.89 116 56 35 19 4 7 445.1 547 287 242 20 192 147 5 3 4 2020 85 4.26 1.659 11.1 0.4 3.9 3.0 0.77
NYY (4 yrs) 37 20 .649 4.59 107 54 33 23 3 4 492.1 532 290 251 38 179 171 6 2 5 2151 88 4.68 1.444 9.7 0.7 3.3 3.1 0.96
SLB (2 yrs) 7 21 .250 4.38 69 30 24 12 0 2 295.2 338 173 144 20 98 85 1 0 4 1320 108 4.21 1.475 10.3 0.6 3.0 2.6 0.87

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
1923 23 DET AL 10.0 7 0 6 5.40 5.02 0.00 0.00 102.5 5.15 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .496 .500 $3,000
1924 24 DET AL 101.2 29 15 58 5.13 4.94 0.08 0.00 98.5 4.79 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .484 .497 $3,600
1925 25 DET AL 135.1 35 14 106 7.05 5.15 0.10 0.00 97.3 4.91 -33 -2.9 1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -16 .418 .482 $3,600
1926 26 DET AL 178.0 36 26 101 5.11 4.78 -0.23 0.00 100.1 5.02 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.5 18 .493 .499 $4,200
1927 27 DET AL 20.0 8 1 16 7.20 4.39 -0.07 0.00 105.1 4.69 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .435 .497 $5,400
1929 29 NYY AL 193.1 31 23 102 4.75 4.86 0.12 0.00 91.4 4.33 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 1.0 14 .472 .495 $6,000
1930 30 NYY AL 150.2 27 21 101 6.03 5.08 -0.24 0.00 95.0 5.06 -17 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 0.0 3 .446 .491 $7,500
1931 31 NYY AL 116.2 27 10 68 5.25 4.77 -0.06 0.00 95.9 4.63 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .470 .495 $8,000
1932 32 NYY AL 31.2 22 0 19 5.40 5.05 -0.13 0.00 99.6 5.15 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .496 .499 $7,000
1933 33 SLB AL 203.2 36 22 113 4.99 5.41 -0.12 0.00 108.7 6.01 21 2.1 1.0 -0.1 4.1 47 .559 .513 $5,000
1934 34 SLB AL 92.0 33 8 60 5.87 5.74 -0.09 0.00 101.5 5.92 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.9 11 .500 .500 $8,000
11 Seasons 1233.0 291 140 750 5.47 5.06 -0.06 0.00 98.9 5.08 -61 -5.2 1.0 -0.6 7.1 91 .482 .497 $61,300
DET (5 yrs) 445.0 115 56 287 5.80 4.92 -0.05 0.00 99.1 4.92 -46 -4.1 1.0 -0.2 0.3 8 .464 .493 $19,800
NYY (4 yrs) 492.1 107 54 290 5.30 4.92 -0.05 0.00 94.1 4.68 -36 -3.2 1.0 -0.2 1.7 25 .470 .495 $28,500
SLB (2 yrs) 295.2 69 30 173 5.27 5.51 -0.11 0.00 106.4 5.98 21 2.1 1.0 -0.2 5.1 58 .531 .507 $13,000

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
1923 23 DET AL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1924 24 DET AL 29 35 33 2 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .212 .212 .273 .485 25 9 0 2 1
1925 25 DET AL 36 47 43 8 12 1 2 0 6 0 1 2 9 .279 .311 .395 .706 80 17 0 1 1
1926 26 DET AL 36 74 73 6 15 3 1 0 7 1 0 1 12 .205 .216 .274 .490 27 20 0 0 1
1927 27 DET AL 8 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 48 2 0 0 /1
1929 29 NYY AL 31 84 74 8 17 0 0 0 7 0 0 6 8 .230 .296 .230 .526 41 17 1 3 1
1930 30 NYY AL 29 62 58 10 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 .259 .283 .259 .542 41 15 0 2 1
1931 31 NYY AL 28 48 45 9 10 2 1 0 7 0 0 1 6 .222 .239 .311 .550 47 14 0 2 1
1932 32 NYY AL 24 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -59 0 0 1 1
1933 33 SLB AL 38 78 71 5 14 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 11 .197 .230 .225 .455 19 16 0 4 1
1934 34 SLB AL 33 24 22 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .045 .087 .091 .178 -55 2 0 1 1
11 Yrs 299 468 433 50 93 11 4 0 38 1 1 17 74 .215 .246 .259 .505 31 112 1 16
162 Game Avg. 162 254 235 27 50 6 2 0 21 1 1 9 40 .215 .246 .259 .505 31 61 1 9
DET (5 yrs) 116 164 157 17 36 6 3 0 16 1 1 3 34 .229 .244 .306 .549 41 48 0 3
NYY (4 yrs) 112 202 183 28 42 2 1 0 18 0 0 10 17 .230 .273 .251 .525 39 46 1 8
SLB (2 yrs) 71 102 93 5 15 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 23 .161 .196 .194 .389 1 18 0 5

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
1923 23 DET AL 7 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,000 /1
1924 24 DET AL 29 35 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,600 1
1925 25 DET AL 35 47 -2 -0 0 0 5 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 3 $3,600 1
1926 26 DET AL 36 74 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,200 1
1927 27 DET AL 8 7 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,400 /1
1929 29 NYY AL 31 84 -6 0 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $6,000 1
1930 30 NYY AL 29 62 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $7,500 1
1931 31 NYY AL 28 48 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $8,000 1
1932 32 NYY AL 24 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $7,000 1
1933 33 SLB AL 38 78 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 1
1934 34 SLB AL 33 24 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $8,000 1
11 Seasons 298 468 -47 1 0 0 48 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 2 $61,300
DET (5 yrs) 115 164 -15 0 0 0 16 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 1 $19,800
NYY (4 yrs) 112 202 -16 0 0 0 22 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .505 .501 0.5 0.0 6 $28,500
SLB (2 yrs) 71 102 -15 0 0 0 10 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .494 .499 -0.4 0.0 -5 $13,000

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
1923 DET AL 23 P 7 0 0 10.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.29 .960 2.70 2.70
1924 DET AL 24 P 29 15 5 102.0 35 4 30 1 1 .971 3.00 1.17 .959 2.53 2.49
1925 DET AL 25 P 36 14 5 135.1 43 8 34 1 1 .977 2.79 1.17 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 DET AL 26 P 36 26 9 178.0 42 9 30 3 3 .929 1.97 1.08 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 DET AL 27 P 8 1 0 20.0 10 1 8 1 0 .900 4.05 1.13 .959 2.61 2.59
1929 NYY AL 29 P 31 23 10 193.1 28 5 21 2 2 .929 1.21 0.84 .958 2.34 2.31
1930 NYY AL 30 P 27 21 7 150.2 28 6 21 1 1 .964 1.61 1.00 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 NYY AL 31 P 27 10 6 116.2 25 6 17 2 1 .920 1.77 0.85 .954 2.21 2.19
1932 NYY AL 32 P 22 0 0 31.2 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.99 0.32 .959 2.25 2.23
1933 SLB AL 33 P 36 22 10 203.2 44 11 31 2 0 .955 1.86 1.17 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 SLB AL 34 P 33 8 2 92.0 28 5 23 0 2 1.000 2.74 0.85 .956 2.14 2.11
11 Seasons P 292 140 54 1233.1 292 57 222 13 11 .955 2.04 0.96 .957 2.39 2.37
11 Seasons TOT 292 140 54 1233.1 292 57 222 13 11 .955 2.04 0.96 .957 2.39 2.37
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1933 AL  4.1 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1929 AL  .591 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1929 AL  1.345 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 AL  8.333 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 AL  2.784 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1929 AL  3.631 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1924 AL  4 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1926 AL  4 (1st)
1929 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  19 (3rd)
1933 AL  13 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1933 AL  14 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (885), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 12 (1391), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1606), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2038), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (989th), 7.2 career WAR/8.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192323Detroit Tigers$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192424Detroit Tigers$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192525Detroit Tigers$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192626Detroit Tigers$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192727Detroit Tigers$5,400Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192929New York Yankees$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193030New York Yankees$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193131New York Yankees$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193232New York Yankees$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193333New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
33St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193434St. Louis Browns$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$66,300
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: Edwin Ed eddie eddy Edward ep Lee Satchelfoot Wells

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