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Rube Melton

Reuben Franklin Melton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: February 27, 1917 in Cramerton, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 11, 1971 in Greer, South Carolina, United States
High School: Gastonia HS (Gastonia, NC)
Schools: Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC)

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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
1936 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B STL 13 4 .765 2.82 23 153.0 125 48 35 55 1.176 7.4 3.2
1936 19 -1.7 Greensburg PASA D STL 13 4 .765 2.16 2.65 22 146.0 120 43 35 50 1.164 7.4 3.1
1936 19 -4.3 Asheville PIED B STL 0 0 6.43 1 7.0 5 5 5 1.429 6.4 6.4
1937 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B STL 9 13 .409 5.53 35 184.0 187 113 74 102 1.571 9.1 5.0
1937 20 0.0 Albany GAFL D 6 11 .353 4.01 5.04 27 166.0 164 93 74 89 1.524 8.9 4.8
1937 20 -2.9 Asheville PIED B STL 3 2 .600 10.00 8 18.0 23 20 13 2.000 11.5 6.5
1940 23 -5.3 Columbus AA AA STL 10 10 .500 3.48 4.57 43 28 207.0 195 105 80 139 1.614 8.5 6.0
1941 24 -5.0 PHI NL MLB PHI 1 5 .167 4.73 5.16 25 5 15 2 0 0 83.2 81 48 44 7 47 57 0 0 5 369 1.530 8.7 0.8 5.1 6.1 1.21
1942 25 -3.9 PHI NL MLB PHI 9 20 .310 3.70 4.08 42 29 9 10 1 4 209.1 180 95 86 7 114 107 3 0 8 903 1.404 7.7 0.3 4.9 4.6 0.94
1943 26 -2.6 St. Paul AA AA 2 6 .250 3.30 4.80 9 8 1 6 0 60.0 54 32 22 34 40 4 0 2 1.467 8.1 5.1 6.0 1.18
1943 26 -3.9 BRO NL MLB BRO 5 8 .385 3.92 4.68 30 17 6 4 2 0 119.1 106 62 52 3 79 63 5 0 2 528 1.550 8.0 0.2 6.0 4.8 0.80
1944 27 -2.7 BRO NL MLB BRO 9 13 .409 3.46 4.42 37 23 8 6 1 0 187.1 178 92 72 1 96 91 2 1 6 822 1.463 8.6 0.0 4.6 4.4 0.95
1946 29 -0.6 BRO NL MLB BRO 6 3 .667 1.99 2.44 24 12 8 3 2 1 99.2 72 27 22 3 52 44 3 0 1 412 1.244 6.5 0.3 4.7 4.0 0.85
1947 30 2.8 Montreal IL AAA BRO 2 3 .400 4.68 8 25.0 26 13 17 7 1.720 9.4 6.1 2.5 0.41
1947 30 0.8 BRO NL MLB BRO 0 1 .000 13.50 13.50 4 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 7 7 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 27 3.000 13.5 1.9 13.5 1.9 0.14
1948 31 4.3 Mobile SOUA AA BRO 2 1 .667 4 20.0 28 14 2.100 12.6 6.3
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
1949 32 7.4 Greenville SALL A BRO 9 4 .692 3.36 4.45 26 99.0 101 49 37 44 1.465 9.2 4.0
1950 33 9.0 Gastonia WCAR D 5 6 .455 4.16 5.71 17 93.0 109 59 43 44 1.645 10.5 4.3
1951 34 10.9 Greenville TRIS B 1 5 .167 6.72 7.61 18 71.0 85 60 53 9 50 1.901 10.8 1.1 6.3
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 30 50 .375 3.62 4.23 162 87 46 25 6 5 704.0 624 331 283 22 395 363 13 1 22 3061 1.447 8.0 0.3 5.0 4.6 0.92
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 53 52 .505 4.60 183 36 1 6 0 912.0 910 466 357 9 499 47 4 0 2 1.545 9.0 4.9
All Levels (13 Seasons) 83 102 .449 4.44 345 123 47 31 6 5 1616.0 1534 797 640 31 894 410 17 1 24 3061 1.502 8.5 5.0
D (3 seasons) Minors 24 21 .533 3.38 4.33 66 405.0 393 195 152 183 1.422 8.7 4.1
B (3 seasons) Minors 4 7 .364 7.97 27 96.0 113 85 53 9 68 1.885 10.6 6.4
AA (3 seasons) Minors 14 17 .452 4.30 56 36 1 6 0 287.0 277 137 102 187 40 4 0 2 1.617 8.7 5.9
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
1936 19 -2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B STL 24 54 54 11 2 0 0 13
1936 19 -2.0 Greensburg PASA D STL 23 54 11 2 0 0 .204 .241 13
1936 19 -5.7 Asheville PIED B STL 1
1937 20 -9.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B STL 8 64 64 18 1
1937 20 -9.0 Albany GAFL D 64 18 1 .281
1937 20 -3.8 Asheville PIED B STL 8
1940 23 -4.4 Columbus AA AA STL 43 66 11 3 0 1 .167 .258 17
1941 24 -3.8 PHI NL MLB PHI 25 21 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 .105 .105 .105 .211 2 0 0 2
1942 25 -2.8 PHI NL MLB PHI 42 67 65 3 8 3 0 1 7 0 2 26 .123 .149 .215 .365 14 0 0 0
1943 26 -3.1 St. Paul AA AA 9 18 3 .167
1943 26 -2.5 BRO NL MLB BRO 30 44 38 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 13 .105 .128 .105 .233 4 0 0 5
1944 27 -1.8 BRO NL MLB BRO 37 66 57 2 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 21 .123 .123 .175 .298 10 0 0 9
1946 29 0.3 BRO NL MLB BRO 24 31 28 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 .107 .107 .143 .250 4 0 0 3
1947 30 2.0 Montreal IL AAA BRO 8
1947 30 1.3 BRO NL MLB BRO 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0
1948 31 3.7 Mobile SOUA AA BRO 4 7 2 .286
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
1949 32 7.2 Greenville SALL A BRO 26 28 3 1 0 0 .107 .143 4
1950 33 8.3 Gastonia WCAR D 17 31 6 0 0 1 .194 .290 9
1951 34 9.7 Greenville TRIS B 18 29 6 1 0 0 .207 .241 7
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 162 230 208 11 25 7 0 1 14 0 3 80 .120 .133 .168 .301 35 0 0 19
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 157 297 297 60 7 0 3 50
All Levels (13 Seasons) 319 527 505 11 85 14 0 4 14 0 3 80 85 0 0 19
D (3 seasons) Minors 40 149 149 35 2 0 2 .235 22
B (3 seasons) Minors 27 29 29 6 1 0 0 7
AA (3 seasons) Minors 56 91 91 16 3 0 1 .176 17
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
1936 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B STL P 23
1936 19 Greensburg PASA D STL P 22
1936 19 Asheville PIED B STL P 1
1937 20 Asheville PIED B STL P 8
1940 23 Columbus AA AA STL P 43
1941 24 PHI NL MLB PHI P 25 84.0 13 0 11 2 0 .846 1.18 0.44
1942 25 PHI NL MLB PHI P 42 209.0 42 8 33 1 2 .976 1.77 0.98
1943 26 St. Paul AA AA P 9
1943 26 BRO NL MLB BRO P 30 119.0 24 1 20 3 1 .875 1.59 0.70
1944 27 BRO NL MLB BRO P 37 187.0 44 8 34 2 2 .955 2.02 1.14
1946 29 BRO NL MLB BRO P 24 100.0 22 1 20 1 0 .955 1.89 0.88
1947 30 Montreal IL AAA BRO P 8
1947 30 BRO NL MLB BRO P 4 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1949 32 Greenville SALL A BRO P 26
1950 33 Gastonia WCAR D P 17
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
1951 34 Greenville TRIS B P 18
MLB (6 seasons) MLB P 162 704.0 145 18 118 9 5 .938 1.74 0.84
Minors (8 seasons) Minors P 152
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 314 704.0 145 18 118 9 5
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 2e93db95

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