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Al Benton

John Alton Benton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 18, 1911 in Noble, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 14, 1968 in Lynwood, California, United States

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1931 20 -1.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-A 10 8 .556 6.00 6.72 29 174.0 192 130 116 102 1.690 9.9 5.3
1931 20 -0.8 Lincoln NESL D 8 7 .533 6.15 6.97 22 142.0 160 110 97 85 1.725 10.1 5.4
1931 20 -6.0 Oklahoma City WL A 2 1 .667 5.34 5.62 7 32.0 32 20 19 17 1.531 9.0 4.8
1932 21 -5.4 Oklahoma City WL A 14 13 .519 6.09 43 201.0 212 136 135 1.726 9.5 6.0
1933 22 -5.4 Oklahoma City TL A 14 17 .452 4.77 5.99 47 230.0 223 153 122 143 1.591 8.7 5.6
1934 23 -5.4 PHA AL MLB PHA 7 9 .438 4.88 5.69 32 21 5 7 0 1 155.0 145 98 84 7 88 58 2 1 2 682 1.503 8.4 0.4 5.1 3.4 0.66
1935 24 -2.6 Williamsport NYPL A PHA 3 6 .333 4.56 6.46 12 71.0 84 51 36 31 1.620 10.6 3.9
1935 24 -4.1 PHA AL MLB PHA 3 4 .429 7.70 9.31 27 9 7 0 0 0 78.1 110 81 67 7 47 42 1 0 3 388 2.004 12.6 0.8 5.4 4.8 0.89
1936 25 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A1 WSH 9 17 .346 4.37 5.26 47 13 224.1 241 131 109 68 1.377 9.7 2.7
1936 25 -2.6 Chattanooga SOUA A1 WSH 6 6 .500 3.74 4.07 16 108.1 107 49 45 35 1.311 8.9 2.9
1936 25 -4.1 Albany IL AA WSH 3 11 .214 4.97 6.36 31 13 116.0 134 82 64 33 1.440 10.4 2.6
1937 26 -1.2 Memphis SOUA A1 16 16 .500 2.84 3.65 49 31 266.0 246 108 84 63 1.162 8.3 2.1
1938 27 -1.0 Toledo AA AA DET 3 6 .333 5.24 6.58 17 8 67.0 88 49 39 26 1.701 11.8 3.5
1938 27 -1.7 DET AL MLB DET 5 3 .625 3.30 3.78 19 10 3 6 0 0 95.1 93 40 35 10 39 33 1 0 3 409 1.385 8.8 0.9 3.7 3.1 0.85
1939 28 -0.4 DET AL MLB DET 6 8 .429 4.56 5.64 37 16 18 3 0 5 150.0 182 94 76 11 58 67 1 0 5 693 1.600 10.9 0.7 3.5 4.0 1.16
1940 29 0.5 DET AL MLB DET 6 10 .375 4.42 4.99 42 0 35 0 0 17 79.1 93 44 39 5 36 50 0 0 2 361 1.626 10.6 0.6 4.1 5.7 1.39
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1941 30 1.0 DET AL MLB DET 15 6 .714 2.97 3.60 38 14 19 7 1 7 157.2 130 63 52 11 65 63 3 0 2 663 1.237 7.4 0.6 3.7 3.6 0.97
1942 31 2.0 DET AL MLB DET 7 13 .350 2.90 3.45 35 30 4 9 1 2 226.2 210 87 73 9 84 110 0 0 5 954 1.297 8.3 0.4 3.3 4.4 1.31
1945 34 4.1 DET AL MLB DET 13 8 .619 2.02 3.19 31 27 4 12 5 3 191.2 175 68 43 7 63 76 2 0 3 811 1.242 8.2 0.3 3.0 3.6 1.21
1946 35 5.2 DET AL MLB DET 11 7 .611 3.65 4.41 28 15 6 6 1 1 140.2 132 69 57 9 58 60 1 0 2 606 1.351 8.4 0.6 3.7 3.8 1.03
1947 36 6.5 DET AL MLB DET 6 7 .462 4.40 5.21 36 14 12 4 0 7 133.0 147 77 65 11 61 33 1 0 2 590 1.564 9.9 0.7 4.1 2.2 0.54
1948 37 8.7 DET AL MLB DET 2 2 .500 5.68 6.90 30 0 11 0 0 3 44.1 45 34 28 4 36 18 1 0 1 210 1.827 9.1 0.8 7.3 3.7 0.50
1949 38 7.1 Sacramento PCL AAA 2 1 .667 3.03 3.64 4 4 3 0 29.2 30 12 10 8 11 0 0 0 1.281 9.1 2.4 3.3 1.38
1949 38 9.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 9 6 .600 2.12 2.19 40 11 18 4 2 10 135.2 116 33 32 7 51 41 1 0 3 548 1.231 7.7 0.5 3.4 2.7 0.80
1950 39 10.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 4 2 .667 3.57 4.57 36 0 13 0 0 4 63.0 57 32 25 7 30 26 1 1 3 269 1.381 8.1 1.0 4.3 3.7 0.87
1951 40 9.6 2 Teams PCL AAA CHW-CLE 5 7 .417 4.02 4.71 43 2 0 130.0 142 68 58 43 48 1 4 3 1.423 9.8 3.0 3.3 1.12
1951 40 9.6 Sacramento PCL AAA CHW 2 4 .333 4.13 5.08 25 2 0 85.0 82 48 39 32 30 1 4 3 1.341 8.7 3.4 3.2 0.94
1951 40 9.6 San Diego PCL AAA CLE 3 3 .500 3.80 4.00 18 0 0 45.0 60 20 19 11 18 0 0 0 1.578 12.0 2.2 3.6 1.64
1952 41 10.3 San Diego PCL Opn 6 1 .857 1.29 1.61 21 0 0 0 56.0 34 10 8 19 32 0 0 0 0.946 5.5 3.1 5.1 1.68
1952 41 10.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 4 3 .571 2.39 2.63 24 0 17 0 0 6 37.2 37 11 10 1 17 20 0 0 0 158 1.434 8.8 0.2 4.1 4.8 1.18
1953 42 11.0 San Diego PCL Opn 6 6 .500 2.85 5.71 50 0 0 0 82.0 77 52 26 3 28 24 1 0 0 1.280 8.5 0.3 3.1 2.6 0.86
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 98 88 .527 3.66 4.43 455 167 172 58 10 66 1688.1 1672 831 686 106 733 697 15 2 36 7342 1.424 8.9 0.6 3.9 3.7 0.95
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 88 98 .473 5.29 362 56 5 0 1531.0 1569 900 608 3 666 115 2 4 3 1.460 9.2 3.9
All Levels (21 Seasons) 186 186 .500 4.84 817 223 172 63 10 66 3219.1 3241 1731 1294 109 1399 812 17 6 39 7342 1.441 9.1 3.9
Opn (2 seasons) Minors 12 7 .632 2.22 4.04 71 0 0 0 138.0 111 62 34 3 47 56 1 0 0 1.145 7.2 3.1 3.7 1.19
A1 (2 seasons) Minors 22 22 .500 3.10 3.77 65 31 374.1 353 157 129 98 1.205 8.5 2.4
A (4 seasons) Minors 33 37 .471 6.07 109 534.0 551 360 177 326 1.642 9.3 5.5
AA (2 seasons) Minors 6 17 .261 5.07 6.44 48 21 183.0 222 131 103 59 1.536 10.9 2.9
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 7 8 .467 3.83 4.51 47 4 5 0 159.2 172 80 68 51 59 1 4 3 1.397 9.7 2.9 3.3 1.16
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1931 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-A 29
1931 20 -2.8 Lincoln NESL D 22
1931 20 -7.2 Oklahoma City WL A 7
1932 21 -7.1 Oklahoma City WL A 43 63 8 1 0 0 .127 .143 9
1933 22 -5.4 Oklahoma City TL A 47 80 6 1 0 0 .075 .088 7
1934 23 -5.3 PHA AL MLB PHA 32 57 55 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 .109 .109 .109 .218 6 0 2
1935 24 -2.4 Williamsport NYPL A PHA 12 25 1 0 0 0 .040 .040 1
1935 24 -4.3 PHA AL MLB PHA 27 28 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .040 .111 .040 .151 1 0 1
1936 25 -2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA WSH 49 84 84 17 4 2 0 .202 .298 25
1936 25 -2.3 Chattanooga SOUA A1 WSH 18 44 7 2 0 0 .159 .205 9
1936 25 -3.1 Albany IL AA WSH 31 40 10 2 2 0 .250 .400 16
1937 26 -1.0 Memphis SOUA A1 49 87 12 1 0 0 .138 .149 13
1938 27 -0.6 Toledo AA AA DET 17 22 2 0 0 0 .091 .091 2
1938 27 -1.2 DET AL MLB DET 19 35 33 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .121 .121 .121 .242 4 0 2
1939 28 0.3 DET AL MLB DET 37 52 44 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 .091 .111 .091 .202 4 3 1 7
1940 29 1.1 DET AL MLB DET 42 21 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1941 30 2.0 DET AL MLB DET 38 59 50 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 .060 .060 .080 .140 4 4 0 9
1942 31 3.1 DET AL MLB DET 35 76 67 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 .075 .075 .090 .164 6 0 0 9
1945 34 3.6 DET AL MLB DET 31 73 63 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 21 .063 .092 .095 .188 6 2 0 8
1946 35 5.4 DET AL MLB DET 28 54 49 3 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 .184 .184 .204 .388 10 0 0 5
1947 36 6.7 DET AL MLB DET 36 42 39 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .154 .154 .179 .333 7 1 0 3
1948 37 8.0 DET AL MLB DET 30 13 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 0 0 2
1949 38 8.3 Sacramento PCL AAA 4 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 2
1949 38 9.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 40 42 38 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .132 .154 .132 .285 5 1 0 3
1950 39 10.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 36 16 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .083 .214 .083 .298 1 0 0 2
1951 40 9.8 2 Teams PCL AAA CHW-CLE 43 38 32 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .063 .091 .063 .153 2 0 5
1951 40 9.8 Sacramento PCL AAA CHW 25 24 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .050 .050 .050 .100 1 0 4
1951 40 9.8 San Diego PCL AAA CLE 18 14 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 1
1952 41 10.8 San Diego PCL Opn 21 17 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 .063 .063 .063 .125 1 0 1
1952 41 12.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 24 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2 0 2
1953 42 11.6 San Diego PCL Opn 50 19 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 .118 .167 .118 .284 2 0 0 1
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 455 579 512 22 50 7 0 0 14 0 0 7 200 .098 .112 .111 .223 57 13 1 59
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 364 447 436 0 51 7 2 0 3 0 2 34 62 0 0 9
All Levels (21 Seasons) 819 1026 948 22 101 14 2 0 17 0 0 9 234 119 13 1 68
Opn (2 seasons) Minors 71 36 33 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 15 .091 .118 .091 .209 3 0 0 2
A1 (2 seasons) Minors 67 131 131 19 3 0 0 .145 .168 22
A (4 seasons) Minors 109 168 168 15 2 0 0 17
AA (2 seasons) Minors 48 62 62 12 2 2 0 .194 .290 18
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 47 50 42 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 .048 .070 .048 .117 2 0 7
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1931 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-A P 29
1931 20 Lincoln NESL D P 22
1931 20 Oklahoma City WL A P 7
1932 21 Oklahoma City WL A P 43
1933 22 Oklahoma City TL A P 47
1934 23 PHA AL MLB PHA P 32 155.0 40 11 28 1 3 .975 2.26 1.22
1935 24 Williamsport NYPL A PHA P 12
1935 24 PHA AL MLB PHA P 27 78.0 15 2 12 1 0 .933 1.62 0.52
1936 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A1 WSH P 47
1936 25 Chattanooga SOUA A1 WSH P 16
1936 25 Albany IL AA WSH P 31
1938 27 Toledo AA AA DET P 17
1938 27 DET AL MLB DET P 19 95.0 29 3 25 1 0 .966 2.65 1.47
1939 28 DET AL MLB DET P 37 150.0 35 6 27 2 0 .943 1.98 0.89
1940 29 DET AL MLB DET P 42 79.0 19 5 11 3 1 .842 1.82 0.38
1941 30 DET AL MLB DET P 38 158.0 39 9 27 3 4 .923 2.05 0.95
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1942 31 DET AL MLB DET P 35 227.0 62 18 39 5 0 .919 2.26 1.63
1945 34 DET AL MLB DET P 31 192.0 57 11 44 2 4 .965 2.58 1.77
1946 35 DET AL MLB DET P 28 141.0 44 16 26 2 0 .955 2.68 1.50
1947 36 DET AL MLB DET P 36 133.0 34 6 24 4 1 .882 2.03 0.83
1948 37 DET AL MLB DET P 30 44.0 11 2 8 1 1 .909 2.05 0.33
1949 38 Sacramento PCL AAA P 4 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00
1949 38 CLE AL MLB CLE P 40 136.0 21 4 17 0 2 1.000 1.39 0.53
1950 39 CLE AL MLB CLE P 36 63.0 9 1 8 0 2 1.000 1.29 0.25
1951 40 2 Teams PCL AAA CLE-CHW P 43 31 10 19 2 3 .935 0.67
1951 40 Sacramento PCL AAA CHW
1951 40 San Diego PCL AAA CLE
1952 41 San Diego PCL Opn P 21 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 0.43
1952 41 BOS AL MLB BOS P 24 38.0 9 3 5 1 0 .889 1.89 0.33
1953 42 San Diego PCL Opn P 50 14 3 9 2 1 .857 0.24
MLB (14 seasons) MLB P 455 1689.0 424 97 301 26 18 .939 2.12 0.87
Minors (10 seasons) Minors P 313 58 14 40 4 4
All Levels (20 Seasons) P 768 1689.0 482 111 341 30 22
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 4e9cda22

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