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Thornton Lee

Thornton Starr Lee (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 13, 1906 in Sonoma, California, United States
Died: June 9, 1997 in Tucson, Arizona, United States
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)

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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
1928 21 -1.0 Salt Lake City UTID C 1 3 .250 6.51 8.68 10 37.1 46 36 27 27 1.955 11.1 6.5
1929 22 -1.6 Globe AZSL D 11 11 .500 5.71 6.78 28 178.0 204 134 113 118 1.809 10.3 6.0
1930 23 -6.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A 12 13 .480 4.14 5.16 47 237.0 197 136 109 162 1.515 7.5 6.2
1930 23 -6.1 Tampa SEAL B 9 9 .500 3.76 4.86 34 189.0 151 102 79 117 1.418 7.2 5.6
1930 23 -8.1 New Orleans SOUA A 3 4 .429 5.62 6.38 13 48.0 46 34 30 45 1.896 8.6 8.4
1931 24 -4.5 Shreveport TL A 7 14 .333 3.23 4.43 32 24 195.0 164 96 70 127 1.492 7.6 5.9
1932 25 -4.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA 15 11 .577 4.73 36 249.0 275 131 82 127 1.614 9.9 4.6
1932 25 -4.5 Wilkes-Barre NYPL B 14 8 .636 3.50 4.14 28 211.0 226 97 82 108 1.583 9.6 4.6
1932 25 -4.4 Toledo AA AA 1 3 .250 8.05 8 38.0 49 34 19 1.789 11.6 4.5
1933 26 -1.9 Toledo AA AA 13 11 .542 3.72 4.70 38 220.0 239 115 91 84 1.468 9.8 3.4
1933 26 -2.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 1 1 .500 4.15 4.67 3 2 0 2 0 0 17.1 13 9 8 1 11 7 0 0 0 75 1.385 6.8 0.5 5.7 3.6 0.64
1934 27 -1.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 1 1 .500 5.04 5.99 24 6 6 0 0 0 85.2 105 57 48 8 44 41 3 1 1 400 1.739 11.0 0.8 4.6 4.3 0.93
1935 28 -0.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 7 10 .412 4.04 4.48 32 20 9 8 1 1 180.2 179 90 81 6 71 81 4 1 1 783 1.384 8.9 0.3 3.5 4.0 1.14
1936 29 0.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 5 .375 4.89 6.09 43 8 13 2 0 3 127.0 138 86 69 2 67 49 2 2 3 584 1.614 9.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.73
1937 30 1.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 12 10 .545 3.52 4.00 30 25 4 13 2 0 204.2 209 91 80 16 60 80 1 0 1 876 1.314 9.2 0.7 2.6 3.5 1.33
1938 31 2.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 13 12 .520 3.49 4.51 33 30 3 18 1 1 245.1 252 123 95 12 94 77 3 0 2 1074 1.410 9.2 0.4 3.4 2.8 0.82
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 32 3.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 15 11 .577 4.21 4.63 33 29 4 15 2 3 235.0 260 121 110 15 70 81 3 1 2 1008 1.404 10.0 0.6 2.7 3.1 1.16
1940 33 4.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 12 13 .480 3.47 3.95 28 27 0 24 1 0 228.0 223 100 88 13 56 87 2 1 4 948 1.224 8.8 0.5 2.2 3.4 1.55
1941 34 5.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 22 11 .667 2.37 2.94 35 34 1 30 3 1 300.1 258 98 79 18 92 130 4 0 2 1224 1.165 7.7 0.5 2.8 3.9 1.41
1942 35 6.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 2 6 .250 3.32 4.50 11 8 3 6 1 0 76.0 82 38 28 4 31 25 2 0 2 334 1.487 9.7 0.5 3.7 3.0 0.81
1943 36 6.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 5 9 .357 4.18 4.68 19 19 0 7 1 0 127.0 129 66 59 8 50 35 4 0 0 550 1.409 9.1 0.6 3.5 2.5 0.70
1944 37 7.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 3 9 .250 3.02 4.05 15 14 1 6 0 0 113.1 105 51 38 3 25 39 1 0 2 461 1.147 8.3 0.2 2.0 3.1 1.56
1945 38 8.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 15 12 .556 2.44 3.19 29 28 1 19 1 0 228.1 208 81 62 7 76 108 10 1 1 951 1.244 8.2 0.3 3.0 4.3 1.42
1946 39 9.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 2 4 .333 3.53 4.98 7 7 0 2 0 0 43.1 39 24 17 1 23 23 1 0 2 187 1.431 8.1 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00
1947 40 10.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 3 7 .300 4.47 5.19 21 11 5 2 1 1 86.2 86 50 43 5 56 57 2 0 1 394 1.638 8.9 0.5 5.8 5.9 1.02
1948 41 9.4 Oakland PCL AAA 0 3 .000 10.06 10.59 7 0 0 17.0 30 20 19 10 7 1 0 0 2.353 15.9 5.3 3.7 0.70
1948 41 12.1 NYG NL MLB NYG 1 3 .250 4.41 5.51 11 4 0 1 0 0 32.2 41 20 16 3 12 17 1 0 0 150 1.622 11.3 0.8 3.3 4.7 1.42
1949 42 17.4 Phoenix AZTX C 11
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 117 124 .485 3.56 4.27 374 272 50 155 14 10 2331.1 2327 1105 921 122 838 937 43 7 24 9999 1.358 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.12
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 59 66 209 24 0 0 1133.1 1155 668 511 655 7 1 0 0
All Levels (22 Seasons) 176 190 583 296 50 155 14 10 3464.2 3482 1773 1432 122 1493 944 44 7 24 9999
C (2 seasons) Minors 1 3 21 37.1 46 36 27 27
B (2 seasons) Minors 23 17 .575 3.62 4.48 62 400.0 377 199 161 225 1.505 8.5 5.1
A (2 seasons) Minors 10 18 .357 3.70 4.81 45 24 243.0 210 130 100 172 1.572 7.8 6.4
AA (2 seasons) Minors 14 14 .500 5.20 46 258.0 288 149 91 103 1.516 10.0 3.6
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
1928 21 -2.6 Salt Lake City UTID C 10 15 3 0 0 0 .200 .200 3
1929 22 -1.5 Globe AZSL D 41 94 26 2 4 3 .277 .479 45
1930 23 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A 35 69 69 14 2 0 1 19
1930 23 -3.6 Tampa SEAL B 35 69 14 2 0 1 .203 .275 19
1930 23 -6.7 New Orleans SOUA A
1931 24 -3.0 Shreveport TL A 32 64 9 0 0 0 .141 .141 9
1932 25 -2.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA 42 108 108 24 7 1 0 .222 .306 33
1932 25 -2.8 Wilkes-Barre NYPL B 35 95 23 7 1 0 .242 .337 32
1932 25 -3.5 Toledo AA AA 7 13 1 0 0 0 .077 .077 1
1933 26 -2.5 Toledo AA AA 38 88 29 6 0 1 .330 .432 38
1933 26 -2.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 3 8 8 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .625 1.000 5 0 0
1934 27 -1.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 24 22 21 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .095 .136 .143 .279 3 0 0
1935 28 -0.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 32 68 61 6 12 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 17 .197 .246 .230 .476 14 1 3
1936 29 0.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 43 44 41 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .122 .182 .122 .304 5 0 0
1937 30 1.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 30 77 71 5 15 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 16 .211 .222 .310 .532 22 0 5
1938 31 2.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 34 101 97 14 25 3 1 4 16 0 0 0 23 .258 .258 .433 .691 42 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
1939 32 4.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 33 95 91 8 15 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 18 .165 .200 .198 .398 18 2 0 0
1940 33 5.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 28 93 84 7 23 4 0 0 5 0 0 4 30 .274 .307 .321 .628 27 2 0 5
1941 34 6.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 35 119 114 7 29 5 0 0 8 0 0 4 20 .254 .280 .298 .578 34 4 0 1
1942 35 7.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 11 30 30 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .200 .200 .267 .467 8 2 0 0
1943 36 7.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 19 43 42 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .071 .143 3 0 0 1
1944 37 7.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 15 43 42 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .095 .095 .095 .190 4 3 0 1
1945 38 7.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 29 85 78 6 14 1 0 0 6 0 0 5 15 .179 .229 .192 .421 15 7 0 2
1946 39 9.4 CHW AL MLB CHW 7 15 15 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .267 .267 .267 .533 4 1 0 0
1947 40 10.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 21 31 29 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .207 .258 .207 .465 6 0 0 0
1948 41 10.8 Oakland PCL AAA 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0
1948 41 13.0 NYG NL MLB NYG 11 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 2 0 0
1949 42 17.6 Phoenix AZTX C 11 15 4 0 0 0 .267 .267 4
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 375 885 835 63 167 24 4 4 66 0 0 27 208 .200 .226 .253 .479 211 23 1 22
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 216 456 456 0 110 17 5 5 2 0 0 3 152 0 0
All Levels (22 Seasons) 591 1341 1291 63 277 41 9 9 68 0 0 27 211 363 23 1 22
C (2 seasons) Minors 21 30 30 7 0 0 0 .233 .233 7
B (2 seasons) Minors 70 164 164 37 9 1 1 .226 .311 51
A (2 seasons) Minors 32 64 64 9 0 0 0 9
AA (2 seasons) Minors 45 101 101 30 6 0 1 .297 .386 39
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 24 Shreveport TL A P 32
1932 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-AA P 35
1932 25 Wilkes-Barre NYPL B P 28
1932 25 Toledo AA AA P 7
1933 26 Toledo AA AA P 38
1933 26 CLE AL MLB CLE P 3 17.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.00
1934 27 CLE AL MLB CLE P 24 86.0 24 4 18 2 1 .917 2.30 0.92
1935 28 CLE AL MLB CLE P 32 181.0 55 11 41 3 3 .945 2.59 1.63
1936 29 CLE AL MLB CLE P 43 127.0 40 3 35 2 0 .950 2.69 0.88
1937 30 CHW AL MLB CHW P 30 205.0 46 9 34 3 0 .935 1.89 1.43
1938 31 CHW AL MLB CHW P 33 245.0 52 1 46 5 2 .904 1.73 1.42
1939 32 CHW AL MLB CHW P 33 235.0 53 6 45 2 0 .962 1.95 1.55
1940 33 CHW AL MLB CHW P 28 228.0 40 5 31 4 2 .900 1.42 1.29
1941 34 CHW AL MLB CHW P 35 300.0 67 10 52 5 2 .925 1.86 1.77
1942 35 CHW AL MLB CHW P 11 76.0 9 1 7 1 2 .889 0.95 0.73
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
1943 36 CHW AL MLB CHW P 19 127.0 23 3 17 3 1 .870 1.42 1.05
1944 37 CHW AL MLB CHW P 15 113.0 37 3 32 2 2 .946 2.79 2.33
1945 38 CHW AL MLB CHW P 29 228.0 46 6 38 2 4 .957 1.74 1.52
1946 39 CHW AL MLB CHW P 7 43.0 9 0 7 2 1 .778 1.47 1.00
1947 40 CHW AL MLB CHW P 21 87.0 21 4 15 2 1 .905 1.97 0.90
1948 41 Oakland PCL AAA P 7
1948 41 NYG NL MLB NYG P 11 33.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 2.18 0.73
1949 42 Phoenix AZTX C P 11
MLB (16 seasons) MLB P 374 2331.0 533 67 428 38 21 .929 1.91 1.32
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 123
All Levels (19 Seasons) P 497 2331.0 533 67 428 38 21
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1950 43 Globe-Miami AZTX C 1 of 1 150 48 102 .320
1 Season 150 48 102 .320

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: a5c90119

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