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Ralph Works

Ralph Talmadge Works (Judge)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 16, 1888 in Payson, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1909 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Reds 1909-1913

Final Game: April 28, 1913 (Age 25)
Died: August 8, 1941 in Pasadena, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA
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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1909 21 DET AL 4 1 .800 1.97 16 4 10 4 0 2 64.0 62 19 14 0 17 31 1 0 2 256 129 1.234 8.7 0.0 2.4 4.4 1.82
1910 22 DET AL 3 6 .333 3.57 18 10 8 5 0 1 85.2 73 47 34 1 39 36 4 0 1 354 74 1.307 7.7 0.1 4.1 3.8 0.92
1911 23 DET AL 11 5 .688 3.87 30 15 10 9 3 0 167.1 173 93 72 3 67 68 6 0 7 719 89 1.434 9.3 0.2 3.6 3.7 1.01
1912 24 TOT MLB 6 11 .353 4.16 30 17 12 10 1 1 166.2 189 106 77 1 71 69 8 0 9 710 79 1.560 10.2 0.1 3.8 3.7 0.97
1912 24 DET AL 5 10 .333 4.24 27 16 11 9 1 1 157.0 185 101 74 1 66 64 7 0 9 674 77 1.599 10.6 0.1 3.8 3.7 0.97
1912 24 CIN NL 1 1 .500 2.79 3 1 1 1 0 0 9.2 4 5 3 0 5 5 1 0 0 36 126 0.931 3.7 0.0 4.7 4.7 1.00
1913 25 CIN NL 0 1 .000 7.80 5 2 2 0 0 0 15.0 15 14 13 0 8 4 3 0 0 76 43 1.533 9.0 0.0 4.8 2.4 0.50
5 Yrs 24 24 .500 3.79 99 48 42 28 4 4 498.2 512 279 210 5 202 208 22 0 19 2115 83 1.432 9.2 0.1 3.6 3.8 1.03
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .500 3.79 46 22 19 13 2 2 231 237 129 97 2 93 96 10 0 9 978 83 1.432 9.2 0.1 3.6 3.8 1.03
DET (4 yrs) 23 22 .511 3.68 91 45 39 27 4 4 474.0 493 260 194 5 189 199 18 0 19 2003 85 1.439 9.4 0.1 3.6 3.8 1.05
CIN (2 yrs) 1 2 .333 5.84 8 3 3 1 0 0 24.2 19 19 16 0 13 9 4 0 0 112 59 1.297 6.9 0.0 4.7 3.3 0.69
AL (4 yrs) 23 22 .511 3.68 91 45 39 27 4 4 474.0 493 260 194 5 189 199 18 0 19 2003 85 1.439 9.4 0.1 3.6 3.8 1.05
NL (2 yrs) 1 2 .333 5.84 8 3 3 1 0 0 24.2 19 19 16 0 13 9 4 0 0 112 59 1.297 6.9 0.0 4.7 3.3 0.69

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
1909 21 DET AL 64.0 16 4 19 2.67 3.33 0.23 0.00 102.0 3.16 4 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.1 8 .535 .504
1910 22 DET AL 85.2 18 10 47 4.94 3.54 0.03 0.00 104.0 3.65 -12 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .427 .492
1911 23 DET AL 167.1 30 15 93 5.00 4.49 -0.23 0.00 104.0 4.92 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 16 .493 .499
1912 24 DET AL 157.0 27 16 101 5.79 4.41 -0.05 0.00 98.0 4.37 -24 -2.3 1.0 -0.2 -0.9 -8 .414 .486
1912 24 CIN NL 9.2 3 1 5 4.66 4.67 -0.07 0.00 99.0 4.70 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .503 .500
1913 25 CIN NL 15.0 5 2 14 8.40 4.18 -0.11 0.00 101.0 4.34 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .368 .496
5 Seasons 498.2 99 48 279 5.04 4.15 -0.06 0.00 101.7 4.28 -40 -3.9 1.0 -0.5 0.7 7 .461 .495
DET (4 yrs) 474.0 91 45 260 4.94 4.13 -0.06 0.00 101.7 4.27 -33 -3.3 1.0 -0.5 1.2 11 .464 .494
CIN (2 yrs) 24.2 8 3 19 6.93 4.37 -0.10 0.00 100.2 4.48 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .419 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1909 21 DET AL WS L PIT 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1 WS 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

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
1909 21 DET AL 16 17 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .059 .059 .059 .118 -64 1 0 0 1
1910 22 DET AL 18 31 30 3 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 .267 .267 .333 .600 82 10 0 1 1
1911 23 DET AL 30 63 61 2 9 1 0 0 3 0 2 11 .148 .175 .164 .339 -7 10 0 0 1
1912 24 TOT MLB 30 65 61 3 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 21 .148 .161 .164 .325 -6 10 0 3 1
1912 24 DET AL 27 60 56 3 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 20 .143 .158 .161 .319 -8 9 0 3 1
1912 24 CIN NL 3 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 11 1 0 0 /1
1913 25 CIN NL 5 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -5 1 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 99 182 175 10 28 4 0 0 9 0 0 3 48 .160 .174 .183 .357 3 32 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 298 286 16 46 7 0 0 15 0 5 79 .160 .174 .183 .357 3 52 0 7
DET (4 yrs) 91 171 164 10 26 4 0 0 8 0 0 3 46 .159 .174 .183 .357 3 30 0 4
CIN (2 yrs) 8 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 3 2 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 91 171 164 10 26 4 0 0 8 0 0 3 46 .159 .174 .183 .357 3 30 0 4
NL (2 yrs) 8 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 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
1909 21 DET AL 16 17 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1910 22 DET AL 18 31 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1911 23 DET AL 30 63 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1912 24 DET AL 27 60 -9 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1912 24 CIN NL 3 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1913 25 CIN NL 5 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
5 Seasons 99 182 -23 0 0 0 15 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .492 .499 -0.8 0.0 -7
DET (4 yrs) 91 171 -21 0 0 0 14 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .492 .499 -0.8 0.0 -7
CIN (2 yrs) 8 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1909 21 DET AL WS PIT L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 Awards
1909 DET AL 21 P 16 64.0 20 2 16 2 1 .900 2.53 1.13 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 DET AL 22 P 18 85.2 35 4 26 5 1 .857 3.15 1.67 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 DET AL 23 P 30 167.1 35 3 28 4 1 .886 1.67 1.03 .938 2.88 2.85
1912 TOT MLB 24 P 30 166.2 60 2 52 6 0 .900 2.92 1.80 .940 2.93 2.86
1912 DET AL 24 P 27 157.0 59 2 51 6 0 .898 3.04 1.96 .940 2.96 2.90
1912 CIN NL 24 P 3 9.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.93 0.33 .950 2.51 2.53
1913 CIN NL 25 P 5 15.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 3.60 1.20 .955 2.64 2.60
5 Seasons P 99 498.2 156 11 128 17 3 .891 2.51 1.40 .941 3.00 2.97
5 Seasons TOT 99 498.2 156 11 128 17 3 .891 2.51 1.40 .941 3.00 2.97
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

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1911 AL  .688 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1909 AL  2 (3rd)
1910 AL  1 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1911 AL  3 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1912 AL  9 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1909 AL  10 (8th)
1911 AL  10 (8th)
1912 AL  11 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1510), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2025), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2245th), -0.1 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • August, 1908: Purchased by the Detroit Tigers from Syracuse (New York State). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • September 4, 1912: Purchased by Providence (International) from the Detroit Tigers.
  • September 16, 1912: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds from Providence (International) in the 1912 rule 5 draft.
  • July 23, 1914: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Terriers.
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Name and misspellings: Ralph Judge ralf Ralph Talmadge Works

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