Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > Ralph Birkofer Minor Leagues Statistics & History


Photo of Ralph Birkofer


Ralph Birkofer

Ralph Joseph Birkofer (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 213 lb.

Born: November 5, 1908 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 16, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio, 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
1929 20 2 Teams MSVL D 8 13 .381 5.22 30 212.0 221 123 89 1.462 9.4 3.8
1929 20 -1.3 Burlington MSVL D
1929 20 -1.3 Cedar Rapids MSVL D
1930 21 -4.4 Des Moines WL A 13 12 .520 4.83 5.95 37 177.0 172 117 95 124 1.672 8.7 6.3
1931 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-B 4 7 .364 4.66 19 83.0 54 43 36 28
1931 22 -3.9 Quincy IIIL B 2 1 .667 8 34.0
1931 22 -4.0 Des Moines WL A 2 6 .250 6.61 7.90 11 49.0 54 43 36 28 1.673 9.9 5.1
1932 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA PIT 17 11 .607 4.77 33 230.0 184 122 128 1.357 7.2 5.0
1932 23 -3.4 Tulsa WL A PIT 15 10 .600 5.33 30 206.0 170 122 122 1.417 7.4 5.3
1932 23 -6.4 Kansas City AA AA 2 1 .667 3 24.0 14 6 0.833 5.2 2.2
1933 24 -3.6 Toronto IL AA DET 16 8 .667 3.81 4.55 30 196.0 170 99 83 86 1.306 7.8 3.9
1933 24 -5.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 4 2 .667 2.31 3.91 9 8 1 3 1 0 50.2 43 22 13 1 17 20 1 0 2 207 1.184 7.6 0.2 3.0 3.6 1.18
1934 25 -4.2 PIT NL MLB PIT 11 12 .478 4.10 4.68 41 23 13 11 0 1 204.0 227 106 93 11 66 71 5 0 2 898 1.436 10.0 0.5 2.9 3.1 1.08
1935 26 -2.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 9 7 .563 4.07 5.21 37 18 12 8 1 1 150.1 173 87 68 5 42 80 6 0 3 675 1.430 10.4 0.3 2.5 4.8 1.90
1936 27 -1.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 7 5 .583 4.69 6.01 34 13 14 2 0 0 109.1 130 73 57 4 41 44 5 0 1 495 1.564 10.7 0.3 3.4 3.6 1.07
1937 28 -0.2 Toledo AA AA DET 4 4 .500 7.50 9.00 12 6 42.0 55 42 35 20 1.786 11.8 4.3
1937 28 -1.1 BRO NL MLB BRO 0 2 .000 6.67 8.49 11 1 5 0 0 0 29.2 45 28 22 3 9 9 0 0 0 145 1.820 13.7 0.9 2.7 2.7 1.00
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
1938 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA BRO-DET 13 10 .565 5.45 37 175.0 201 106 86 68 1.537 10.3 3.5
1938 29 1.8 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO 13 9 .591 4.63 5.71 34 167.0 185 106 86 64 1.491 10.0 3.4
1938 29 1.0 Toledo AA AA DET 0 1 .000 3 8.0 16 4 2.500 18.0 4.5
1939 30 0.8 Portland PCL AA 2 8 .200 6.29 8.21 38 8 103.0 151 94 72 24 1.699 13.2 2.1
1940 31 1.9 Portland PCL AA 0 2 .000 3 2 14.0 19 0 1.357 12.2 0.0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 31 28 .525 4.19 5.23 132 63 45 24 2 2 544.0 618 316 253 24 175 224 17 0 8 2420 1.458 10.2 0.4 2.9 3.7 1.28
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 77 75 .507 5.45 239 16 1232.0 1227 746 407 567
All Levels (12 Seasons) 108 103 .512 5.38 371 79 45 24 2 2 1776.0 1845 1062 660 24 742 224 17 0 8 2420
A (3 seasons) Minors 30 28 .517 5.88 78 432.0 396 282 131 274 1.551 8.2 5.7
AA (6 seasons) Minors 24 24 .500 5.47 89 16 387.0 425 235 190 140 1.460 9.9 3.3
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
1929 20 2 Teams MSVL D
1929 20 -6.8 Burlington MSVL D
1929 20 -6.8 Cedar Rapids MSVL D
1930 21 -5.4 Des Moines WL A 45 79 20 8 1 0 .253 .380 30
1931 22 -5.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-B 19 20 20 6 2 1 0 10
1931 22 -5.2 Quincy IIIL B 8
1931 22 -5.2 Des Moines WL A 11 20 6 2 1 0 .300 .500 10
1932 23 -5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA PIT 43 106 106 35 9 0 0 .330 .415 44
1932 23 -5.1 Tulsa WL A PIT 40 95 30 6 0 0 .316 .379 36
1932 23 -5.5 Kansas City AA AA 3 11 5 3 0 0 .455 .727 8
1933 24 -4.3 Toronto IL AA DET 30 71 20 3 0 0 .282 .324 23
1933 24 -5.0 PIT NL MLB PIT 9 22 22 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 .318 .318 .318 .636 7 0 0 0
1934 25 -3.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 41 78 75 6 17 3 0 0 11 0 1 14 .227 .237 .267 .504 20 0 0 2
1935 26 -2.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 38 59 58 5 14 3 1 0 4 0 0 8 .241 .254 .328 .582 19 1 1 0
1936 27 -1.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 34 42 41 5 9 1 0 0 3 0 1 9 .220 .238 .244 .482 10 1 0 0
1937 28 -0.1 Toledo AA AA DET 12 13 2 0 0 0 .154 .154 2
1937 28 -0.2 BRO NL MLB BRO 12 12 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .333 .273 .606 3 0 0 0
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
1938 29 1.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA BRO-DET 56 88 88 25 5 0 1 33
1938 29 1.9 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO 53 88 25 5 0 1 .284 .375 33
1938 29 1.4 Toledo AA AA DET 3
1939 30 1.0 Portland PCL AA 38 29 6 0 0 0 .207 .207 6
1940 31 2.9 Portland PCL AA 3 6 3 0 0 0 .500 .500 3
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 134 213 207 18 50 7 1 0 22 0 3 39 .242 .256 .285 .541 59 2 1 2
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 246 412 412 117 27 2 1 151
All Levels (12 Seasons) 380 625 619 18 167 34 3 1 22 0 3 39 210 2 1 2
D (1 season) Minors
A (3 seasons) Minors 96 194 194 56 16 2 0 .289 .392 76
AA (6 seasons) Minors 89 130 130 36 6 0 0 42
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 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-B P 19
1931 22 Quincy IIIL B P 8
1931 22 Des Moines WL A P 11
1932 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA PIT P 33
1932 23 Tulsa WL A PIT P 30
1932 23 Kansas City AA AA P 3
1933 24 Toronto IL AA DET P 30
1933 24 PIT NL MLB PIT P 9 51.0 11 1 10 0 0 1.000 1.94 1.22
1934 25 PIT NL MLB PIT P 41 204.0 44 2 39 3 1 .932 1.81 1.00
1935 26 PIT NL MLB PIT P 37 150.0 25 3 18 4 1 .840 1.26 0.57
1936 27 PIT NL MLB PIT P 34 109.0 22 1 14 7 0 .682 1.24 0.44
1937 28 BRO NL MLB BRO P 11 30.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.45
1938 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-AA BRO-DET P 37
1938 29 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO P 34
1938 29 Toledo AA AA DET P 3
MLB (5 seasons) MLB P 132 544.0 107 7 86 14 2 .869 1.54 0.70
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 119
All Levels (8 Seasons) P 251 544.0 107 7 86 14 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: fb6ee128

About the Minor League Data

Performance data on minor and international leagues is licensed from and provided by the SABR Minor Leagues Database, a community project sponsored by the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The database is under active development. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources. To learn more about these limitations, or to find out how to contribute, click here.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.