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Zip Zabel

George Washington Zabel

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 18, 1891 in Wetmore, KS
School: Baker University (Baldwin City, KS) (All Transactions)
Debut: October 5, 1913 (Age 22.229)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Team: Cubs 1913-1915

Final Game: September 29, 1915 (Age 24.223)
Died: May 31, 1970 in Beloit, WI
Buried: Mount Thabor Cemetery, Beloit, WI
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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
1913 22 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 3.16 0.800 5.4 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.00
1914 23 CHC NL 4 4 .500 2.18 29 7 18 2 0 3 128.0 104 45 31 5 45 50 2 1 4 507 127 3.27 1.164 7.3 0.4 3.2 3.5 1.11
1915 24 CHC NL 7 10 .412 3.20 36 17 13 8 3 0 163.0 124 80 58 3 84 60 4 0 2 688 87 3.53 1.276 6.8 0.2 4.6 3.3 0.71
3 Yrs 12 14 .462 2.71 66 25 31 10 3 3 296.0 231 125 89 8 130 110 6 1 6 1214 103 3.41 1.220 7.0 0.2 4.0 3.3 0.85
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .462 2.71 49 19 23 7 2 2 221 173 93 67 6 97 82 4 1 4 907 103 3.41 1.220 7.0 0.2 4.0 3.3 0.85
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1913 22 CHC NL 5.0 1 1 0 0.00 4.08 -0.01 0.00 99.0 4.04 2 0.3 -0.0 0.3 3 .785 .502
1914 23 CHC NL 128.0 29 7 45 3.16 3.83 -0.03 0.00 100.0 3.86 11 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.3 19 .544 .508
1915 24 CHC NL 163.0 36 17 80 4.42 3.62 -0.11 0.00 101.0 3.77 -10 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 .467 .493
3 Seasons 296.0 66 25 125 3.80 3.72 -0.07 0.00 100.5 3.81 3 0.4 1.0 -0.2 2.7 21 .506 .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
1913 22 CHC NL 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0 0 0 0 /1
1914 23 CHC NL 29 40 38 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 .184 .184 .184 .368 10 7 0 2 1
1915 24 CHC NL 37 59 54 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 .074 .123 .074 .197 -40 4 0 2 1
3 Yrs 67 102 94 4 11 0 0 0 4 2 0 4 13 .117 .153 .117 .270 -18 11 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 247 227 10 27 0 0 0 10 5 10 31 .117 .153 .117 .270 -18 27 0 10

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
1913 22 CHC NL 1 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1914 23 CHC NL 29 40 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1915 24 CHC NL 37 59 -8 1 0 0 4 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 1
3 Seasons 67 102 -13 1 0 0 8 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .493 .498 -0.5 -0.0 -4

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
1913 CHC NL 22 P 1 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00 .955 2.52 2.60
1914 CHC NL 23 P 29 7 2 128.0 36 5 29 2 0 .944 2.39 1.17 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 CHC NL 24 P 36 17 8 163.0 72 6 62 4 1 .944 3.75 1.89 .952 2.72 2.71
3 Seasons P 66 24 10 296.0 110 11 93 6 1 .945 3.16 1.58 .949 2.70 2.69
3 Seasons TOT 66 24 10 296.0 110 11 93 6 1 .945 3.16 1.58 .949 2.70 2.69
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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 NL  6.847 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1914 NL  3 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1915 NL  84 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1914 NL  18 (1st)
1915 NL  13 (9th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1915 NL  3.75 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1925), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1536th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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