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Mel Harder

Melvin Leroy Harder (Chief)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 15, 1909 in Beemer, Nebraska, United States
Died: October 20, 2002 in Chardon, Ohio, United States
High School: Tech HS (Omaha, NE)

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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
1927 17 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-D 17 13 .567 33 87.0 106 65 46 33
1927 17 -6.3 Dubuque MSVL D 13 6 .684 22
1927 17 -9.4 Omaha WL A 4 7 .364 4.76 6.72 11 87.0 106 65 46 33 1.598 11.0 3.4
1928 18 -10.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 0 2 .000 6.61 7.71 23 1 12 0 0 1 49.0 64 42 36 4 32 15 0 0 0 240 1.959 11.8 0.7 5.9 2.8 0.47
1929 19 -10.6 New Orleans SOUA A 7 2 .778 2.50 3.88 16 8 72.0 65 31 20 24 1.236 8.1 3.0
1929 19 -9.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 1 0 1.000 5.60 7.64 11 0 7 0 0 0 17.2 24 15 11 2 5 4 3 0 0 84 1.642 12.2 1.0 2.5 2.0 0.80
1930 20 -8.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 11 10 .524 4.21 5.54 36 19 9 7 0 2 175.1 205 108 82 9 68 45 4 0 5 793 1.557 10.5 0.5 3.5 2.3 0.66
1931 21 -7.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 14 .481 4.36 5.52 40 24 7 9 0 1 194.0 229 119 94 8 72 63 6 1 3 880 1.552 10.6 0.4 3.3 2.9 0.88
1932 22 -6.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 13 .536 3.75 4.42 39 32 4 17 1 0 254.2 277 125 106 9 68 90 3 0 1 1106 1.355 9.8 0.3 2.4 3.2 1.32
1933 23 -5.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 17 .469 2.95 4.02 43 31 10 14 2 4 253.0 254 113 83 10 67 81 3 0 2 1073 1.269 9.0 0.4 2.4 2.9 1.21
1934 24 -4.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 20 12 .625 2.61 3.42 44 29 12 17 6 5 255.1 246 97 74 6 81 91 7 0 2 1072 1.281 8.7 0.2 2.9 3.2 1.12
1935 25 -3.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 22 11 .667 3.29 3.76 42 35 7 17 4 2 287.1 313 120 105 6 53 95 0 0 1 1206 1.274 9.8 0.2 1.7 3.0 1.79
1936 26 -2.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 15 .500 5.17 6.21 36 30 6 13 0 1 224.2 294 155 129 13 71 84 6 0 4 1031 1.625 11.8 0.5 2.8 3.4 1.18
1937 27 -1.8 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 12 .556 4.28 4.89 38 30 7 13 0 2 233.2 269 127 111 9 86 95 4 0 2 1038 1.519 10.4 0.3 3.3 3.7 1.10
1938 28 -0.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 17 10 .630 3.82 4.31 38 29 6 15 2 4 240.0 257 115 102 16 62 102 5 0 1 1026 1.329 9.6 0.6 2.3 3.8 1.65
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
1939 29 0.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 9 .625 3.50 3.85 29 26 3 12 1 1 208.0 213 89 81 15 64 67 3 0 1 877 1.332 9.2 0.6 2.8 2.9 1.05
1940 30 1.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 12 11 .522 4.06 4.64 31 25 2 5 0 0 186.1 200 96 84 16 59 76 5 0 2 797 1.390 9.7 0.8 2.8 3.7 1.29
1941 31 2.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 5 4 .556 5.24 5.64 15 10 1 1 0 1 68.2 76 43 40 8 37 21 2 0 1 317 1.646 10.0 1.0 4.8 2.8 0.57
1942 32 3.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 14 .481 3.44 3.76 29 29 0 13 4 0 198.2 179 83 76 8 82 74 3 0 1 842 1.314 8.1 0.4 3.7 3.4 0.90
1943 33 3.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 8 7 .533 3.06 3.79 19 18 0 6 1 0 135.1 126 57 46 7 61 40 1 0 0 571 1.382 8.4 0.5 4.1 2.7 0.66
1944 34 4.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 12 10 .545 3.71 4.35 30 27 0 12 2 0 196.1 211 95 81 5 69 64 3 0 3 843 1.426 9.7 0.2 3.2 2.9 0.93
1945 35 5.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 7 .300 3.67 4.38 11 11 0 2 0 0 76.0 93 37 31 3 23 16 0 0 4 335 1.526 11.0 0.4 2.7 1.9 0.70
1946 36 6.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 5 4 .556 3.41 3.61 13 12 1 4 1 0 92.1 85 37 35 4 31 21 0 0 0 382 1.256 8.3 0.4 3.0 2.0 0.68
1947 37 7.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 6 4 .600 4.50 4.61 15 15 0 4 1 0 80.0 91 41 40 3 27 17 1 1 0 348 1.475 10.2 0.3 3.0 1.9 0.63
MLB (20 seasons) MLB 223 186 .545 3.80 4.50 582 433 94 181 25 24 3426.1 3706 1714 1447 161 1118 1161 59 2 33 14861 1.408 9.7 0.4 2.9 3.0 1.04
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 24 15 .615 49 8 159.0 171 96 66 57
All Levels (21 Seasons) 247 201 .551 631 441 94 181 25 24 3585.1 3877 1810 1513 161 1175 1161 59 2 33 14861
A (2 seasons) Minors 11 9 .550 3.74 5.43 27 8 159.0 171 96 66 57 1.434 9.7 3.2
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
1927 17 -10.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-D 12 35 35 4 0 0 0 4
1927 17 -9.0 Dubuque MSVL D
1927 17 -10.7 Omaha WL A 12 35 4 0 0 0 .114 .114 4
1928 18 -10.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 23 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
1929 19 -9.6 New Orleans SOUA A 16 28 5 2 0 0 .179 .250 7
1929 19 -9.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
1930 20 -8.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 36 67 63 8 9 2 1 0 4 1 0 2 28 .143 .169 .206 .376 13 0 2
1931 21 -7.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 40 81 75 7 19 2 1 0 10 0 0 2 24 .253 .273 .307 .579 23 0 4
1932 22 -6.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 39 101 94 11 17 7 1 0 13 0 0 5 25 .181 .222 .277 .499 26 0 2
1933 23 -5.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 44 88 84 2 16 3 0 1 5 0 0 2 26 .190 .209 .262 .471 22 0 2
1934 24 -4.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 44 99 87 9 14 6 0 0 5 0 0 3 24 .161 .189 .230 .419 20 0 9
1935 25 -3.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 42 111 102 11 21 1 0 2 10 0 0 2 29 .206 .221 .275 .496 28 0 7
1936 26 -2.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 36 87 80 3 11 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 19 .138 .148 .188 .336 15 1 6
1937 27 -1.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 38 98 86 5 15 4 0 0 10 0 0 5 33 .174 .220 .221 .441 19 0 7
1938 28 -0.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 39 94 88 3 10 2 0 0 6 0 0 4 31 .114 .152 .136 .289 12 0 2
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
1939 29 1.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 29 83 72 8 10 0 1 1 9 0 0 3 17 .139 .195 .208 .403 15 2 2 6
1940 30 2.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 31 71 62 4 11 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 17 .177 .227 .194 .421 12 0 0 5
1941 31 3.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 25 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .080 .080 .080 .160 2 1 0 0
1942 32 4.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 29 72 67 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 19 .119 .145 .119 .264 8 0 0 3
1943 33 4.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 19 53 47 2 10 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 11 .213 .245 .277 .521 13 0 0 4
1944 34 4.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 30 76 74 9 16 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 19 .216 .216 .257 .473 19 2 0 2
1945 35 4.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 11 28 25 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .080 .080 .120 .200 3 3 0 3
1946 36 6.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 13 36 35 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 14 .086 .111 .086 .197 3 2 0 0
1947 37 7.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 15 35 28 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .179 .233 .214 .448 6 1 0 5
MLB (20 seasons) MLB 584 1314 1203 89 199 38 5 4 93 2 0 39 369 .165 .194 .215 .409 259 11 3 69
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 28 63 63 9 2 0 0 11
All Levels (21 Seasons) 612 1377 1266 89 208 40 5 4 93 2 0 39 369 270 11 3 69
A (2 seasons) Minors 28 63 63 9 2 0 0 .143 .175 11
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
1928 18 CLE AL MLB CLE P 23 49.0 10 0 8 2 0 .800 1.47 0.35
1929 19 CLE AL MLB CLE P 11 18.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.50 0.27
1930 20 CLE AL MLB CLE P 36 175.0 48 9 32 7 3 .854 2.11 1.14
1931 21 CLE AL MLB CLE P 40 194.0 56 14 38 4 4 .929 2.41 1.30
1932 22 CLE AL MLB CLE P 39 255.0 85 18 65 2 0 .976 2.93 2.13
1933 23 CLE AL MLB CLE P 43 253.0 112 22 87 3 4 .973 3.88 2.53
1934 24 CLE AL MLB CLE P 44 255.0 78 10 61 7 2 .910 2.51 1.61
1935 25 CLE AL MLB CLE P 42 287.0 103 18 81 4 0 .961 3.10 2.36
1936 26 CLE AL MLB CLE P 36 225.0 54 13 38 3 3 .944 2.04 1.42
1937 27 CLE AL MLB CLE P 38 234.0 61 12 48 1 3 .984 2.31 1.58
1938 28 CLE AL MLB CLE P 38 240.0 71 21 49 1 2 .986 2.62 1.84
1939 29 CLE AL MLB CLE P 29 208.0 41 14 26 1 1 .976 1.73 1.38
1940 30 CLE AL MLB CLE P 31 186.0 49 9 38 2 4 .959 2.27 1.52
1941 31 CLE AL MLB CLE P 15 69.0 24 7 16 1 0 .958 3.00 1.53
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 32 CLE AL MLB CLE P 29 199.0 61 14 44 3 5 .951 2.62 2.00
1943 33 CLE AL MLB CLE P 19 135.0 33 6 27 0 2 1.000 2.20 1.74
1944 34 CLE AL MLB CLE P 30 196.0 47 11 34 2 3 .957 2.07 1.50
1945 35 CLE AL MLB CLE P 11 76.0 25 6 19 0 1 1.000 2.96 2.27
1946 36 CLE AL MLB CLE P 13 92.0 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 1.37 1.08
1947 37 CLE AL MLB CLE P 15 80.0 12 0 11 1 0 .917 1.24 0.73
All Levels (20 Seasons) P 582 3426.0 988 209 734 45 38 .954 2.48 1.62
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1961 51 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 2 161 78 83 .484
1962 52 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 2 162 80 82 .494
2 Seasons 323 158 165 .489

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: e1c50572

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