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Al Widmar

Albert Joseph Widmar

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 20, 1925 in Cleveland, OH
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1947 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1948 [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox/WhiteSox 1947-1952

Final Game: April 17, 1952 (Age 27)
Died: October 15, 2005 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK
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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
1947 22 BOS AL 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 7 37 15.25 2.250 6.8 6.8 13.5 6.8 0.50
1948 23 SLB AL 2 6 .250 4.46 49 0 21 0 0 2 82.2 88 42 41 4 48 34 0 1 6 372 102 4.21 1.645 9.6 0.4 5.2 3.7 0.71
1950 25 SLB AL 7 15 .318 4.76 36 26 8 8 1 4 194.2 211 115 103 16 74 78 3 0 1 863 104 4.04 1.464 9.8 0.7 3.4 3.6 1.05
1951 26 SLB AL 4 9 .308 6.52 26 16 6 4 0 0 107.2 157 84 78 19 52 28 2 0 2 519 68 5.76 1.941 13.1 1.6 4.3 2.3 0.54
1952 27 CHW AL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 98 6.89 2.000 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0
5 Yrs 13 30 .302 5.21 114 42 36 12 1 6 388.1 461 244 225 41 176 143 5 1 9 1770 90 4.60 1.640 10.7 1.0 4.1 3.3 0.81
162 Game Avg. 6 13 .302 5.21 50 18 16 5 0 3 169 201 106 98 18 77 62 2 0 4 772 90 4.60 1.640 10.7 1.0 4.1 3.3 0.81
SLB (3 yrs) 13 30 .302 5.19 111 42 35 12 1 6 385.0 456 241 222 39 174 140 5 1 9 1754 91 4.55 1.636 10.7 0.9 4.1 3.3 0.80
BOS (1 yr) 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 7 37 15.25 2.250 6.8 6.8 13.5 6.8 0.50
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 98 6.89 2.000 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0

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
1947 22 BOS AL 1.1 2 0 2 13.50 4.27 0.03 0.00 97.4 4.12 -1 -0.1 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .429 .499
1948 23 SLB AL 82.2 49 0 42 4.57 4.88 -0.30 0.00 105.9 5.49 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 1.4 15 .517 .505
1950 25 SLB AL 194.2 36 26 115 5.32 5.25 -0.57 0.00 105.7 6.15 17 1.7 1.2 -0.1 3.2 37 .547 .510
1951 26 SLB AL 107.2 26 16 84 7.02 4.69 -0.40 0.00 109.1 5.55 -18 -1.8 .8 -0.1 -0.9 -8 .433 .489
1952 27 CHW AL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.25 0.07 0.00 98.0 5.08 0 0.0 .5 -0.0 0.0 0 .513 .500
5 Seasons 388.1 114 42 244 5.65 5.01 -0.46 0.00 106.6 5.83 6 0.6 1.0 -0.2 3.7 42 .506 .503
SLB (3 yrs) 385.0 111 42 241 5.63 5.01 -0.47 0.00 106.7 5.84 7 0.8 1.0 -0.3 3.8 43 .507 .503
BOS (1 yr) 1.1 2 0 2 13.50 4.27 0.03 0.00 97.4 4.12 -1 -0.1 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .429 .499
CHW (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.25 0.07 0.00 98.0 5.08 0 0.0 .5 -0.0 0.0 0 .513 .500

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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
1947 22 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1948 23 SLB AL 49 11 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .364 .400 .764 101 4 0 0 0 1
1950 25 SLB AL 36 72 67 1 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 22 .149 .186 .179 .365 -8 12 3 0 2 1
1951 26 SLB AL 26 39 30 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 11 .167 .242 .200 .442 19 6 0 0 6 1
1952 27 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 114 122 107 4 18 4 0 0 7 0 0 7 37 .168 .219 .206 .425 10 22 3 0 8
162 Game Avg. 162 173 152 6 26 6 0 0 10 0 0 10 53 .168 .219 .206 .425 10 31 4 0 11
SLB (3 yrs) 111 122 107 4 18 4 0 0 7 0 0 7 37 .168 .219 .206 .425 10 22 3 0 8
BOS (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1947 22 BOS AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1948 23 SLB AL 49 11 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1950 25 SLB AL 36 72 -12 -0 -0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1951 26 SLB AL 26 39 -4 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1952 27 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 114 122 -16 -1 -0 0 13 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4
SLB (3 yrs) 111 122 -16 -1 -0 0 13 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4
BOS (1 yr) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHW (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1947 BOS AL 22 P 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90 0 0 0
1948 SLB AL 23 P 49 0 0 82.2 26 4 22 0 0 1.000 2.83 0.53 .963 2.03 1.99 6 1 14% 48% 1
1950 SLB AL 25 P 36 26 8 194.2 49 17 32 0 3 1.000 2.27 1.36 .950 2.03 1.99 2 3 60% 1
1951 SLB AL 26 P 26 16 4 107.2 33 10 22 1 3 .970 2.67 1.23 .953 2.07 2.06 4 2 33% 45% 0
1952 CHW AL 27 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10 0 0 0
5 Seasons P 114 42 12 388.1 108 31 76 1 6 .991 2.48 0.94 .954 2.04 2.01 12 6 33% 34% 2
5 Seasons TOT 114 42 12 388.1 108 31 76 1 6 .991 2.48 0.94 .954 2.04 2.01 12 6 33% 34% 2
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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1950 AL  3.421 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1948 AL  49 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1950 AL  4 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1951 AL  19 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1950 AL  15 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1948 AL  6 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1948 AL  21 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1948 AL  49 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1950 AL  17 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1950 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1825), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (780th), 3.3 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Albert Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Joseph Widmar

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