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John Whitehead

John Henderson Whitehead (Silent John)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: April 27, 1909 in Coleman, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1935 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1935 [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns 1935-1942

Final Game: May 13, 1942 (Age 33)
Died: October 20, 1964 in Bonham, TX
Buried: Carson Cemetery, Ector, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1152. Andy Hawkins… #1153. Willie McGill… #1154. Pat Rapp… #1155. JOHN WHITEHEAD… #1156. John Curtis… #1157. Mark Gardner… #1158. Joe Oeschger… 

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 26 CHW AL 13 13 .500 3.72 28 27 1 18 1 0 222.1 209 101 92 17 101 72 2 0 3 949 123 4.79 1.394 8.5 0.7 4.1 2.9 0.71 MVP-19
1936 27 CHW AL 13 13 .500 4.64 34 32 1 15 1 1 230.2 254 137 119 10 98 70 5 0 10 1035 112 4.56 1.526 9.9 0.4 3.8 2.7 0.71
1937 28 CHW AL 11 8 .579 4.07 26 24 2 8 4 0 165.2 191 84 75 14 56 45 5 0 3 718 114 4.70 1.491 10.4 0.8 3.0 2.4 0.80
1938 29 CHW AL 10 11 .476 4.76 32 24 6 10 2 2 183.1 218 108 97 12 80 38 3 0 1 830 104 4.72 1.625 10.7 0.6 3.9 1.9 0.48
1939 30 TOT AL 1 6 .143 6.61 33 8 12 0 0 1 98.0 148 79 72 14 22 18 2 0 2 460 73 5.20 1.735 13.6 1.3 2.0 1.7 0.82
1939 30 CHW AL 0 3 .000 8.16 7 4 0 0 0 0 32.0 60 30 29 4 5 9 0 0 0 158 59 4.50 2.031 16.9 1.1 1.4 2.5 1.80
1939 30 SLB AL 1 3 .250 5.86 26 4 12 0 0 1 66.0 88 49 43 10 17 9 2 0 2 302 83 5.53 1.591 12.0 1.4 2.3 1.2 0.53
1940 31 SLB AL 1 3 .250 5.40 15 4 7 1 1 0 40.0 46 25 24 3 14 11 0 0 3 177 86 4.31 1.500 10.4 0.7 3.2 2.5 0.79
1942 33 SLB AL 0 0 6.75 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 8 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 21 61 3.92 2.250 18.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
7 Yrs 49 54 .476 4.60 172 119 30 52 9 4 944.0 1074 537 482 70 372 254 18 0 22 4190 105 4.72 1.532 10.2 0.7 3.5 2.4 0.68
162 Game Avg. 11 13 .476 4.60 40 28 7 12 2 1 221 251 125 113 16 87 59 4 0 5 979 105 4.72 1.532 10.2 0.7 3.5 2.4 0.68
CHW (5 yrs) 47 48 .495 4.45 127 111 10 51 8 3 834.0 932 460 412 57 340 234 15 0 17 3690 109 4.68 1.525 10.1 0.6 3.7 2.5 0.69
SLB (3 yrs) 2 6 .250 5.73 45 8 20 1 1 1 110.0 142 77 70 13 32 20 3 0 5 500 83 5.03 1.582 11.6 1.1 2.6 1.6 0.63

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 26 CHW AL 222.1 28 27 101 4.09 5.17 0.25 0.00 104.2 5.13 26 2.6 1.0 -0.2 4.7 52 .592 .516 MVP-19
1936 27 CHW AL 230.2 34 32 137 5.35 5.75 0.21 0.00 102.9 5.70 7 0.6 1.0 -0.1 2.8 38 .519 .504
1937 28 CHW AL 165.2 26 24 84 4.56 5.41 0.35 0.00 100.6 5.09 10 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.4 29 .535 .506
1938 29 CHW AL 183.1 32 24 108 5.30 5.53 0.02 0.00 103.3 5.69 6 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.3 30 .517 .503
1939 30 CHW AL 32.0 7 4 30 8.44 5.51 0.10 0.00 103.9 5.63 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .378 .495
1939 30 SLB AL 66.0 26 4 49 6.68 5.48 -0.60 0.00 105.2 6.40 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .490 .498
1940 31 SLB AL 40.0 15 4 25 5.63 5.10 -0.12 0.00 105.6 5.51 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 4 .495 .500
1942 33 SLB AL 4.0 4 0 3 6.75 4.07 -0.20 0.00 107.2 4.58 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .474 .499
7 Seasons 944.0 172 119 537 5.12 5.45 0.13 0.00 103.2 5.49 33 3.4 1.0 -0.6 12.2 151 .520 .504
CHW (5 yrs) 834.0 127 111 460 4.96 5.47 0.20 0.00 102.9 5.42 38 3.8 1.0 -0.5 11.6 143 .530 .506
SLB (3 yrs) 110.0 45 8 77 6.30 5.29 -0.41 0.00 105.4 6.01 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.6 9 .490 .499

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 26 CHW AL 28 90 82 7 12 0 0 0 9 0 0 4 9 .146 .186 .146 .332 -14 12 0 4 1 MVP-19
1936 27 CHW AL 34 99 87 6 21 1 0 0 9 0 0 5 9 .241 .283 .253 .535 32 22 0 7 1
1937 28 CHW AL 26 67 58 7 13 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 10 .224 .286 .241 .527 34 14 1 4 1
1938 29 CHW AL 32 70 60 3 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 15 .100 .169 .100 .269 -32 6 0 5 1
1939 30 TOT AL 33 28 26 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 .038 .107 .038 .146 -62 1 1 0 0 1
1939 30 CHW AL 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1939 30 SLB AL 26 19 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .059 .158 .059 .217 -43 1 1 0 0 1
1940 31 SLB AL 15 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -14 2 1 0 0 1
1942 33 SLB AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 172 366 325 24 55 2 0 0 30 0 0 20 54 .169 .220 .175 .395 0 57 2 1 20
162 Game Avg. 162 345 306 23 52 2 0 0 28 0 0 19 51 .169 .220 .175 .395 0 54 1 19
CHW (5 yrs) 127 335 296 23 52 2 0 0 28 0 0 18 50 .176 .225 .182 .408 3 54 0 1 20
SLB (3 yrs) 45 31 29 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .103 .161 .103 .265 -31 3 2 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 26 CHW AL 28 90 -15 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .482 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1 MVP-19
1936 27 CHW AL 34 99 -10 0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1937 28 CHW AL 26 67 -6 0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1938 29 CHW AL 32 70 -14 0 0 0 8 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .483 .497 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1939 30 CHW AL 7 9 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1939 30 SLB AL 26 19 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1940 31 SLB AL 15 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1942 33 SLB AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
7 Seasons 172 366 -54 0 0 0 40 -13 -1.3 0 -13 -1.3 .493 .499 -1.3 0.0 -13
CHW (5 yrs) 127 335 -48 0 0 0 37 -11 -1.1 0 -11 -1.1 .492 .499 -1.0 0.0 -11
SLB (3 yrs) 45 31 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 CHW AL 26 P 28 27 18 222.1 64 7 56 1 6 .984 2.55 2.25 .949 2.15 2.14 MVP-19
1936 CHW AL 27 P 34 32 15 230.2 75 10 60 5 4 .933 2.73 2.06 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 CHW AL 28 P 26 24 8 165.2 34 6 27 1 1 .971 1.79 1.27 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CHW AL 29 P 32 24 10 183.1 40 4 35 1 3 .975 1.91 1.22 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 TOT AL 30 P 33 8 0 98.0 27 7 20 0 2 1.000 2.48 0.82 .951 1.92 1.89
1939 CHW AL 30 P 7 4 0 32.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.14 .951 1.91 1.89
1939 SLB AL 30 P 26 4 0 66.0 19 4 15 0 2 1.000 2.59 0.73 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 SLB AL 31 P 15 4 1 40.0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 1.58 0.47 .956 2.05 2.01 1 0 0% 0
1942 SLB AL 33 P 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50 .955 2.25 2.30
7 Seasons P 172 119 52 944.0 250 35 206 9 16 .964 2.30 1.40 .953 2.06 2.01 1 0 0% 0
7 Seasons TOT 172 119 52 944.0 250 35 206 9 16 .964 2.30 1.40 .953 2.06 2.01 1 0 0% 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 AL (19, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1935 AL  4.7 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 AL  8.460 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 AL  3.042 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1936 AL  230.7 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1936 AL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1935 AL  18 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1937 AL  4 (3rd)
1938 AL  2 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1935 AL  17 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1935 AL  101 (8th)
1936 AL  98 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1936 AL  0.390 (5th)
1938 AL  0.589 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1935 AL  13 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1936 AL  10 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 AL  5 (7th)
1937 AL  5 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1936 AL  1,035 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1935 AL  123 (8th)
1936 AL  112 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1935 AL  23 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1935 AL  2.2 (8th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1935 AL  56 (5th)
1936 AL  60 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1936 AL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1935 AL  2.55 (5th)
1936 AL  2.73 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1935 AL  2.25 (2nd)
1936 AL  2.06 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1935 AL  .984 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 12 (1391), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2038), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (822nd), 10.9 career WAR/10.9 7yr-peak WAR/10.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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