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Roger Wolff

Roger Francis Wolff

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 208 lb.

Born: April 10, 1911 in Evansville, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1941 (Age 30)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Athletics/Pirates/Indians 1941-1947

Final Game: August 25, 1947 (Age 36)
Died: March 23, 1994 in Chester, IL
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Chester, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1015. Danny Cox… #1016. Rick Langford… #1017. John Buzhardt… #1018. ROGER WOLFF… #1019. Al Maul… #1020. Tom Bradley… #1021. Steve Hamilton… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1941 30 PHA AL 0 2 .000 3.18 3.13 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 15 6 6 0 4 2 0 0 0 69 135 1.118 7.9 0.0 2.1 1.1 0.50
1942 31 PHA AL 12 15 .444 3.32 3.52 32 25 7 15 2 2 214.1 206 99 79 16 69 94 3 0 5 912 115 1.283 8.7 0.7 2.9 3.9 1.36
1943 32 PHA AL 10 15 .400 3.54 3.27 41 26 14 13 2 6 221.0 232 97 87 11 72 91 4 1 3 937 96 1.376 9.4 0.4 2.9 3.7 1.26 MVP-25
1944 33 WSH AL 4 15 .211 4.99 3.63 33 21 5 5 0 2 155.0 186 107 86 9 60 73 6 0 6 715 65 1.587 10.8 0.5 3.5 4.2 1.22
1945 34 WSH AL 20 10 .667 2.12 2.69 33 29 4 21 4 2 250.0 200 68 59 7 53 108 1 0 1 1000 146 1.012 7.2 0.3 1.9 3.9 2.04 MVP-7
1946 35 WSH AL 5 8 .385 2.58 3.28 21 17 2 6 0 0 122.0 115 51 35 8 30 50 5 0 1 506 129 1.189 8.5 0.6 2.2 3.7 1.67
1947 36 TOT MLB 1 4 .200 7.04 5.41 20 8 7 1 0 0 46.0 64 40 36 5 28 12 3 0 0 227 57 2.000 12.5 1.0 5.5 2.3 0.43
1947 36 CLE AL 0 0 3.94 4.93 7 2 3 0 0 0 16.0 15 7 7 1 10 5 2 0 0 72 91 1.563 8.4 0.6 5.6 2.8 0.50
1947 36 PIT NL 1 4 .200 8.70 5.66 13 6 4 1 0 0 30.0 49 33 29 4 18 7 1 0 0 155 49 2.233 14.7 1.2 5.4 2.1 0.39
7 Yrs 52 69 .430 3.41 3.33 182 128 39 63 8 12 1025.1 1018 468 388 56 316 430 22 1 16 4366 101 1.301 8.9 0.5 2.8 3.8 1.36
162 Game Avg. 11 15 .430 3.41 3.33 40 28 9 14 2 3 225 223 103 85 12 69 94 5 0 4 958 101 1.301 8.9 0.5 2.8 3.8 1.36
WSH (3 yrs) 29 33 .468 3.07 3.10 87 67 11 32 4 4 527.0 501 226 180 24 143 231 12 0 8 2221 104 1.222 8.6 0.4 2.4 3.9 1.62
PHA (3 yrs) 22 32 .407 3.42 3.38 75 53 21 30 4 8 452.1 453 202 172 27 145 187 7 1 8 1918 106 1.322 9.0 0.5 2.9 3.7 1.29
PIT (1 yr) 1 4 .200 8.70 5.66 13 6 4 1 0 0 30.0 49 33 29 4 18 7 1 0 0 155 49 2.233 14.7 1.2 5.4 2.1 0.39
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 3.94 4.93 7 2 3 0 0 0 16.0 15 7 7 1 10 5 2 0 0 72 91 1.563 8.4 0.6 5.6 2.8 0.50
AL (7 yrs) 51 65 .440 3.25 3.26 169 122 35 62 8 12 995.1 969 435 359 52 298 423 21 1 16 4211 105 1.273 8.8 0.5 2.7 3.8 1.42
NL (1 yr) 1 4 .200 8.70 5.66 13 6 4 1 0 0 30.0 49 33 29 4 18 7 1 0 0 155 49 2.233 14.7 1.2 5.4 2.1 0.39

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
1941 30 PHA AL 17.0 2 2 6 3.18 5.26 -0.05 0.00 98.6 5.24 4 0.4 -0.0 0.6 6 .711 .503 $1,200
1942 31 PHA AL 214.1 32 25 99 4.16 4.55 -0.30 0.00 102.7 4.98 18 2.0 1.0 -0.2 3.6 35 .564 .513 $3,000
1943 32 PHA AL 221.0 41 26 97 3.95 3.96 -0.26 0.00 104.0 4.39 10 1.2 1.0 -0.2 2.8 25 .529 .507 $5,000 MVP-25
1944 33 WSH AL 155.0 33 21 107 6.21 4.10 -0.28 0.00 98.0 4.29 -33 -3.4 1.0 -0.1 -2.3 -22 .397 .479 $5,000
1945 34 WSH AL 250.0 33 29 68 2.45 3.78 -0.01 0.00 94.8 3.59 32 4.1 1.6 -0.1 5.9 49 .623 .525 $8,000 MVP-7
1946 35 WSH AL 122.0 21 17 51 3.76 4.16 -0.29 0.00 97.7 4.35 8 0.9 1.0 -0.1 1.8 17 .543 .506 $8,000
1947 36 CLE AL 16.0 7 2 7 3.94 4.36 0.45 0.00 97.8 3.83 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.0 0.1 1 .498 .500 $14,000
1947 36 PIT NL 30.0 13 6 33 9.90 4.62 -0.20 0.00 102.7 4.95 -17 -1.5 .6 0.1 -1.1 -13 .383 .491
7 Seasons 1025.1 182 128 468 4.11 4.13 -0.20 0.00 99.6 4.32 22 3.6 1.0 -0.6 11.3 98 .520 .505 $44,200
WSH (3 yrs) 527.0 87 67 226 3.86 3.96 -0.15 0.00 96.4 3.97 7 1.5 1.1 -0.3 5.4 44 .518 .503 $21,000
PHA (3 yrs) 452.1 75 53 202 4.02 4.29 -0.27 0.00 103.1 4.70 32 3.6 1.0 -0.3 6.9 66 .549 .509 $9,200
PIT (1 yr) 30.0 13 6 33 9.90 4.62 -0.20 0.00 102.7 4.95 -17 -1.5 .6 0.1 -1.1 -13 .383 .491
CLE (1 yr) 16.0 7 2 7 3.94 4.36 0.45 0.00 97.8 3.83 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.0 0.1 1 .498 .500 $14,000

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
1941 30 PHA AL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 7 1 0 0 0 /1
1942 31 PHA AL 32 79 68 4 6 1 0 0 4 0 1 7 19 .088 .173 .103 .276 -21 7 3 0 4 1
1943 32 PHA AL 41 81 74 4 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 17 .122 .167 .122 .288 -15 9 4 0 3 1 MVP-25
1944 33 WSH AL 33 59 55 6 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 12 .218 .259 .218 .477 40 12 3 0 1 1
1945 34 WSH AL 33 95 84 2 9 1 0 0 6 0 0 6 20 .107 .167 .119 .286 -13 10 2 0 5 1 MVP-7
1946 35 WSH AL 21 46 39 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 .103 .205 .103 .307 -10 4 1 0 2 1
1947 36 TOT MLB 20 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .077 .000 .077 -78 0 0 0 2 1
1947 36 CLE AL 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 /1
1947 36 PIT NL 13 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .100 .000 .100 -72 0 0 0 0 1
7 Yrs 182 380 337 18 41 2 0 0 16 0 1 26 93 .122 .185 .128 .312 -8 43 13 0 17
162 Game Avg. 162 338 300 16 36 2 0 0 14 0 23 83 .122 .185 .128 .312 -8 38 12 0 15
WSH (3 yrs) 87 200 178 10 25 1 0 0 9 0 0 14 46 .140 .203 .146 .349 4 26 6 0 8
PHA (3 yrs) 75 165 147 8 16 1 0 0 7 0 1 11 39 .109 .171 .116 .287 -17 17 7 0 7
PIT (1 yr) 13 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .100 .000 .100 -72 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2
AL (7 yrs) 169 370 328 18 41 2 0 0 16 0 1 25 87 .125 .187 .131 .318 -7 43 13 0 17
NL (1 yr) 13 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .100 .000 .100 -72 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
1941 30 PHA AL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,200 /1
1942 31 PHA AL 32 79 -11 -0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $3,000 1
1943 32 PHA AL 41 81 -10 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $5,000 1 MVP-25
1944 33 WSH AL 33 59 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $5,000 1
1945 34 WSH AL 33 95 -12 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $8,000 1 MVP-7
1946 35 WSH AL 21 46 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,000 1
1947 36 CLE AL 7 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $14,000 /1
1947 36 PIT NL 13 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
7 Seasons 182 380 -48 -0 0 0 35 -13 -1.4 0 -13 -1.4 .492 .499 -1.4 0.0 -13 $44,200
WSH (3 yrs) 87 200 -21 0 0 0 18 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $21,000
PHA (3 yrs) 75 165 -22 -0 0 0 15 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .489 .497 -0.9 0.0 -8 $9,200
PIT (1 yr) 13 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
CLE (1 yr) 7 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $14,000

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1941 PHA AL 30 P 2 2 2 17.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.50 .960 2.12 2.10 0 1 100% 0
1942 PHA AL 31 P 32 25 15 214.1 57 17 38 2 5 .965 2.31 1.72 .957 2.31 2.30 11 2 15% 0
1943 PHA AL 32 P 41 26 13 221.0 43 12 30 1 0 .977 1.71 1.02 .963 2.27 2.30 4 3 43% 0 MVP-25
1944 WSH AL 33 P 33 21 5 155.0 45 8 37 0 2 1.000 2.61 1.36 .960 2.09 2.10 2 2 50% 0
1945 WSH AL 34 P 33 29 21 250.0 52 6 45 1 2 .981 1.84 1.55 .955 2.24 2.23 9 8 47% 1 MVP-7
1946 WSH AL 35 P 21 17 6 122.0 27 9 17 1 0 .963 1.92 1.24 .951 2.01 1.99 1 0 0% 0
1947 TOT MLB 36 P 20 8 1 46.0 12 4 8 0 1 1.000 2.35 0.60 .959 2.03 2.01 2 2 50% 12% 0
1947 CLE AL 36 P 7 2 0 16.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 3.94 1.00 .954 1.91 1.90 0 1 100% 50% 0
1947 PIT NL 36 P 13 6 1 30.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.38 .966 2.10 2.07 2 1 33% 0
7 Seasons P 182 128 63 1025.1 239 57 177 5 10 .979 2.05 1.29 .958 2.20 2.18 29 18 38% 1% 1
7 Seasons TOT 182 128 63 1025.1 239 57 177 5 10 .979 2.05 1.29 .958 2.20 2.18 29 18 38% 1% 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.
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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))
1943 AL (25, 1%)
1945 AL (7, 23%)
0.24 Career Shares (698th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1945 AL  5.5 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1945 AL  5.9 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1945 AL  2.12 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  20 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1945 AL  .667 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1945 AL  1.012 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 AL  7.200 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 AL  2.897 (9th)
1945 AL  1.908 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1942 AL  3.947 (9th)
1944 AL  4.239 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1943 AL  41 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1943 AL  6 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1943 AL  221.0 (10th)
1945 AL  250.0 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1942 AL  94 (8th)
1945 AL  108 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1945 AL  29 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1945 AL  21 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 AL  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  16 (3rd)
1943 AL  11 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  232 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  1.362 (7th)
1945 AL  2.038 (2nd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 AL  0.252 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
1942 AL  15 (6th)
1943 AL  15 (4th)
1944 AL  15 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  87 (4th)
1944 AL  86 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1942 AL  5 (6th)
1944 AL  6 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (10th)
1944 AL  6 (4th)
1946 AL  5 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1943 AL  937 (9th)
1945 AL  1,000 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1945 AL  146 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1945 AL  2.69 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1945 AL  30 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  3.4 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1945 AL  37.88 (1st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1945 AL  5.7 (1st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 AL  4.4 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1945 AL  4.6 (1st)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1943 AL  41 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1944 AL  1.000 (1st)
1945 AL  .981 (5th)


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 - 39 (647), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1181), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (870th), 9.9 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/9.9 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
194130Philadelphia Athletics$1,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194231Philadelphia Athletics$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194332Philadelphia Athletics$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194433Washington Senators$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194534Washington Senators$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194635Washington Senators$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194736Cleveland Indians$14,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsCLE/PIT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$44,200
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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