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Bill Zuber

William Henry Zuber (Goober)

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

Born: March 26, 1913 in Middle Amana, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1936 (Age 23.174)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Yankees/Indians/RedSox 1936-1947

Final Game: September 23, 1947 (Age 34.181)
Died: November 2, 1982 in Cedar Rapids, IA
Buried: Middle Amana Cemetery, Middle Amana, IA
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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
1936 23 CLE AL 1 1 .500 6.59 2 2 0 1 0 0 13.2 14 11 10 0 15 5 0 0 0 67 80 5.82 2.122 9.2 0.0 9.9 3.3 0.33
1938 25 CLE AL 0 3 .000 5.02 15 0 6 0 0 1 28.2 33 18 16 0 20 14 0 0 1 134 93 4.04 1.849 10.4 0.0 6.3 4.4 0.70
1939 26 CLE AL 2 0 1.000 5.97 16 1 10 0 0 0 31.2 41 24 21 2 19 16 1 0 0 152 74 4.68 1.895 11.7 0.6 5.4 4.5 0.84
1940 27 CLE AL 1 1 .500 5.63 17 0 9 0 0 0 24.0 25 17 15 3 14 12 0 0 0 112 77 5.21 1.625 9.4 1.1 5.3 4.5 0.86
1941 28 WSH AL 6 4 .600 5.42 36 7 19 1 0 2 96.1 110 63 58 5 61 51 2 0 5 446 75 4.24 1.775 10.3 0.5 5.7 4.8 0.84
1942 29 WSH AL 9 9 .500 3.84 37 7 19 3 1 1 126.2 115 66 54 5 82 64 0 1 5 568 96 3.86 1.555 8.2 0.4 5.8 4.5 0.78
1943 30 NYY AL 8 4 .667 3.89 20 13 2 7 0 1 118.0 100 54 51 3 74 57 0 0 2 512 83 3.66 1.475 7.6 0.2 5.6 4.3 0.77
1944 31 NYY AL 5 7 .417 4.21 22 13 5 2 1 0 107.0 101 54 50 5 54 59 1 0 3 458 84 3.59 1.449 8.5 0.4 4.5 5.0 1.09
1945 32 NYY AL 5 11 .313 3.19 21 14 5 7 0 1 127.0 121 50 45 2 56 50 0 0 5 529 109 3.28 1.394 8.6 0.1 4.0 3.5 0.89
1946 33 TOT AL 5 2 .714 3.47 18 7 7 2 1 0 62.1 47 29 24 6 42 32 0 0 3 268 106 4.63 1.428 6.8 0.9 6.1 4.6 0.76
1946 33 NYY AL 0 1 .000 12.71 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 10 9 8 2 3 3 0 0 1 29 29 7.50 2.294 15.9 3.2 4.8 4.8 1.00
1946 33 BOS AL 5 1 .833 2.54 15 7 6 2 1 0 56.2 37 20 16 4 39 29 0 0 2 239 144 4.34 1.341 5.9 0.6 6.2 4.6 0.74
1947 34 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 5.33 20 1 8 0 0 0 50.2 60 32 30 4 31 23 0 0 4 230 73 4.45 1.796 10.7 0.7 5.5 4.1 0.74
11 Yrs 43 42 .506 4.28 224 65 90 23 3 6 786.0 767 418 374 35 468 383 4 1 28 3476 87 3.96 1.571 8.8 0.4 5.4 4.4 0.82
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .506 4.28 53 15 21 5 1 1 185 180 98 88 8 110 90 1 0 7 818 87 3.96 1.571 8.8 0.4 5.4 4.4 0.82
CLE (4 yrs) 4 5 .444 5.69 50 3 25 1 0 1 98.0 113 70 62 5 68 47 1 0 1 465 80 4.78 1.847 10.4 0.5 6.2 4.3 0.69
NYY (4 yrs) 18 23 .439 3.88 66 40 13 16 1 2 357.2 332 167 154 12 187 169 1 0 11 1528 88 3.56 1.451 8.4 0.3 4.7 4.3 0.90
WSH (2 yrs) 15 13 .536 4.52 73 14 38 4 1 3 223.0 225 129 112 10 143 115 2 1 10 1014 85 4.03 1.650 9.1 0.4 5.8 4.6 0.80
BOS (2 yrs) 6 1 .857 3.86 35 8 14 2 1 0 107.1 97 52 46 8 70 52 0 0 6 469 98 4.39 1.556 8.1 0.7 5.9 4.4 0.74
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
1936 23 CLE AL 13.2 2 2 11 7.24 5.05 -0.15 0.00 104.0 5.41 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .385 .499
1938 25 CLE AL 28.2 15 0 18 5.65 5.48 -0.09 0.00 96.4 5.37 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .493 .499
1939 26 CLE AL 31.2 16 1 24 6.82 5.23 -0.05 0.00 97.0 5.12 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .465 .496
1940 27 CLE AL 24.0 17 0 17 6.38 5.35 0.24 0.00 92.5 4.73 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .475 .497
1941 28 WSH AL 96.1 36 7 63 5.89 4.91 -0.23 0.00 98.0 5.04 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .474 .494
1942 29 WSH AL 126.2 37 7 66 4.69 4.29 -0.64 0.00 101.0 4.98 3 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .510 .502
1943 30 NYY AL 118.0 20 13 54 4.12 3.73 0.19 0.00 98.7 3.49 -9 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .451 .494
1944 31 NYY AL 107.0 22 13 54 4.54 3.95 0.14 0.00 101.5 3.86 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .459 .494
1945 32 NYY AL 127.0 21 14 50 3.54 4.00 0.21 0.00 103.4 3.92 6 0.7 .9 -0.1 1.6 14 .532 .504
1946 33 NYY AL 5.2 3 0 9 14.29 4.87 0.36 0.00 105.0 4.73 -6 -0.6 .8 0.1 -0.4 -6 .315 .497
1946 33 BOS AL 56.2 15 7 20 3.18 3.74 0.14 0.00 103.4 3.72 3 0.4 .9 -0.1 0.8 8 .525 .502
1947 34 BOS AL 50.2 20 1 32 5.68 4.24 0.06 0.00 105.5 4.41 -7 -0.7 .5 0.1 -0.2 -3 .463 .495
11 Seasons 786.0 224 65 418 4.79 4.28 -0.03 0.00 100.7 4.33 -42 -4.1 .9 -0.4 2.3 23 .482 .498
CLE (4 yrs) 98.0 50 3 70 6.43 5.31 -0.00 0.00 96.7 5.14 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .473 .498
NYY (4 yrs) 357.2 66 40 167 4.20 3.91 0.19 0.00 101.3 3.77 -17 -1.8 .9 -0.2 0.9 7 .473 .497
WSH (2 yrs) 223.0 73 14 129 5.21 4.56 -0.46 0.00 99.7 5.00 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.2 14 .492 .498
BOS (2 yrs) 107.1 35 8 52 4.36 3.98 0.10 0.00 104.4 4.05 -4 -0.4 .6 0.1 0.6 4 .490 .498

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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1946 33 BOS AL WS L STL 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
1 WS 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1936 23 CLE AL 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -2 1 0 0 /1
1938 25 CLE AL 15 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1 1
1939 26 CLE AL 16 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .600 .800 100 3 0 0 0 1
1940 27 CLE AL 17 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 75 1 0 0 0 1
1941 28 WSH AL 36 29 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .037 .000 .037 -89 0 0 0 2 1
1942 29 WSH AL 37 43 39 5 6 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 7 .154 .175 .282 .457 28 11 2 0 3 1
1943 30 NYY AL 20 47 38 1 7 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 14 .184 .262 .316 .578 68 12 2 0 5 1
1944 31 NYY AL 22 35 31 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .129 .129 .129 .258 -27 4 1 0 4 1
1945 32 NYY AL 21 45 42 1 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 13 .167 .186 .214 .400 14 9 1 0 2 1
1946 33 TOT AL 18 22 20 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .100 .143 .100 .243 -33 2 0 0 1 1
1946 33 NYY AL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1946 33 BOS AL 15 20 18 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .111 .158 .111 .269 -26 2 0 0 1 1
1947 34 BOS AL 20 17 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .154 .421 15 2 2 0 2 1
11 Yrs 224 259 229 10 31 4 5 0 11 0 0 10 66 .135 .172 .197 .368 2 45 8 0 20
162 Game Avg. 162 187 166 7 22 3 4 0 8 0 0 7 48 .135 .172 .197 .368 2 33 0 14
CLE (4 yrs) 50 21 20 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .150 .150 .250 .400 -1 5 0 0 1
NYY (4 yrs) 66 129 113 3 18 1 3 0 6 0 0 5 38 .159 .195 .221 .416 19 25 4 0 11
WSH (2 yrs) 73 72 65 5 6 3 1 0 3 0 0 2 15 .092 .119 .169 .289 -21 11 2 0 5
BOS (2 yrs) 35 37 31 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .129 .206 .129 .335 -8 4 2 0 3

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
1936 23 CLE AL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .487 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1938 25 CLE AL 15 8 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 1
1939 26 CLE AL 16 5 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1940 27 CLE AL 17 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1941 28 WSH AL 36 29 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1942 29 WSH AL 37 43 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1943 30 NYY AL 20 47 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1944 31 NYY AL 22 35 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1945 32 NYY AL 21 45 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1946 33 NYY AL 3 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1946 33 BOS AL 15 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1947 34 BOS AL 20 17 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
11 Seasons 224 259 -33 0 0 0 25 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .496 .499 -0.9 0.0 -8
CLE (4 yrs) 50 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
NYY (4 yrs) 66 129 -13 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2
WSH (2 yrs) 73 72 -12 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .494 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4
BOS (2 yrs) 35 37 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1

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
1946 33 BOS AL WS STL 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

More Stats

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
1936 CLE AL 23 P 2 2 1 13.2 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.32 1.00 .955 1.98 1.95
1938 CLE AL 25 P 15 0 0 28.2 6 2 3 1 1 .833 1.57 0.33 .952 2.10 2.06
1939 CLE AL 26 P 16 1 0 31.2 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 2.56 0.56 .951 1.93 1.89
1940 CLE AL 27 P 17 0 0 24.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.18 .957 2.03 2.01 0 0 0
1941 WSH AL 28 P 36 7 1 96.1 16 5 10 1 0 .938 1.40 0.42 .960 2.14 2.11 1 3 75% 0
1942 WSH AL 29 P 37 7 3 126.2 18 6 11 1 3 .944 1.21 0.46 .957 2.31 2.30 2 4 67% 0
1943 NYY AL 30 P 20 13 7 118.0 19 1 18 0 1 1.000 1.45 0.95 .963 2.27 2.30 4 4 50% 0
1944 NYY AL 31 P 22 13 2 107.0 23 6 16 1 0 .957 1.85 1.00 .960 2.09 2.10 0 4 100% 0
1945 NYY AL 32 P 21 14 7 127.0 23 3 19 1 2 .957 1.56 1.05 .955 2.24 2.23 3 2 40% 0
1946 TOT AL 33 P 18 7 2 62.1 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 1.88 0.72 .951 2.02 1.99 1 2 67% 0
1946 NYY AL 33 P 3 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.06 2.00 0 0 0
1946 BOS AL 33 P 15 7 2 56.2 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 2.06 0.87 .951 2.02 1.99 1 2 67% 0
1947 BOS AL 34 P 20 1 0 50.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 1.60 0.45 .956 1.92 1.90 6 4 40% 50% 0
11 Seasons P 224 65 23 786.0 141 29 107 5 9 .965 1.56 0.61 .957 2.16 2.11 17 23 58% 12% 0
11 Seasons TOT 224 65 23 786.0 141 29 107 5 9 .965 1.56 0.61 .957 2.16 2.11 17 23 58% 12% 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
  • 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

Games Played s c a p y
1941 AL  36 (7th)
1942 AL  37 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1943 AL  74 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1942 AL  5 (6th)
1945 AL  5 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1941 AL  19 (7th)
1942 AL  19 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2521), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1600), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1016th), 1.4 career WAR/2.8 7yr-peak WAR/2.1 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: William Bill billy Goober Henry Will William Zuber

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