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1938 Boston Red Sox

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1937 / 1939

88-61, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Cronin (88-61)
Scored 902 runs, Allowed 751 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-62

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 646,459 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 100


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1937 / 1939 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Gene Desautels 31 108 400 333 47 97 16 2 2 48 1 1 57 31 .291 .396 .369 .766 89 123 1 11
2 1B Jimmie Foxx 30 149 685 565 139 197 33 9 50 175 5 4 119 76 .349 .462 .704 1.166 182 398 0 1
3 2B Bobby Doerr 20 145 589 509 70 147 26 7 5 80 5 10 59 39 .289 .363 .397 .760 86 202 0 22
4 SS Joe Cronin 31 143 637 530 98 172 51 5 17 94 7 5 91 60 .325 .428 .536 .964 135 284 5 11
5 3B Pinky Higgins 29 139 604 524 77 159 29 5 5 106 10 9 71 55 .303 .388 .406 .794 95 213 1 7
6 OF Joe Vosmik 28 146 690 621 121 201 37 6 9 86 0 3 59 26 .324 .384 .446 .830 103 277 2 7
7 OF Doc Cramer* 32 148 717 658 116 198 36 8 0 71 4 9 51 19 .301 .354 .380 .734 80 250 3 5
8 OF Ben Chapman 29 127 552 480 92 163 40 8 6 80 13 6 65 33 .340 .418 .494 .912 123 237 0 8
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 C Johnny Peacock* 28 72 215 195 29 59 7 1 1 39 4 1 17 4 .303 .358 .364 .723 78 71 0 2
10 OF Red Nonnenkamp* 26 87 205 180 37 51 4 1 0 18 6 1 21 13 .283 .358 .317 .675 67 57 0 3
11 MI Eric McNair 29 46 100 96 9 15 1 1 0 7 0 1 3 6 .156 .182 .188 .369 -9 18 0 1
12 IF Jim Tabor 21 19 59 57 8 18 3 2 1 8 0 1 1 6 .316 .328 .491 .819 98 28 0 1
13 UT Fabian Gaffke 24 15 13 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .100 .308 .100 .408 4 1 0 0
14 UT Moe Berg 36 10 12 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 64 4 0 0
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
15 P Fritz Ostermueller* 30 33 81 74 7 16 4 1 0 9 0 0 4 8 .216 .256 .297 .554 36 22 0 3
16 P Jim Bagby 21 45 78 68 10 13 4 0 0 7 0 0 1 8 .191 .214 .250 .464 14 17 1 8
17 P Jack Wilson 26 37 76 68 7 15 2 0 0 7 0 0 2 8 .221 .243 .250 .493 21 17 0 6
18 P Lefty Grove* 38 24 68 54 8 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 7 25 .148 .246 .148 .394 -1 8 0 7
19 P Johnny Marcum* 28 19 43 37 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 9 .135 .256 .135 .391 -1 5 0 0
20 P Emerson Dickman 23 32 42 35 8 10 2 0 1 3 0 0 5 9 .286 .375 .429 .804 97 15 0 2
21 P Archie McKain# 27 37 36 31 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 .065 .147 .097 .244 -39 3 0 2
22 P Joe Heving 37 16 34 30 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .133 .161 .167 .328 -19 5 0 3
23 P Bill Harris 38 13 31 28 4 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 3 .214 .241 .214 .456 13 6 0 2
24 P Charlie Wagner 25 13 12 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -18 2 0 0
25 P Dick Midkiff 23 13 10 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .300 .500 21 3 0 0
26 P Lee Rogers 24 14 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -34 0 0 0
27 P Al Baker 32 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
28 P Bill LeFebvre* 22 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 1071 4 0 0
29 P Ted Olson 25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
30 P Byron Humphrey 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.6 150 6003 5229 902 1566 298 56 98 860 55 51 649 462 .299 .378 .434 .812 99 2270 13 112
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 2 2 2 5 4 7 7 3 2 1 1 2 1 4 8
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.6 150 5478 4770 845 1482 283 55 96 813 55 51 617 371 .311 .391 .453 .844 107 2163 12 79
Pitcher Totals 28.8 150 525 459 57 84 15 1 2 47 0 0 32 91 .183 .238 .233 .471 16 107 1 33
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Jim Bagby 21 15 11 .577 4.21 43 25 12 10 1 2 198.2 218 110 93 9 90 73 3 0 5 873 117 4.18 1.550 9.9 0.4 4.1 3.3 0.81
2 SP Jack Wilson 26 15 15 .500 4.30 37 27 7 11 3 1 194.2 200 108 93 16 91 96 2 0 2 869 115 4.44 1.495 9.2 0.7 4.2 4.4 1.05
3 SP Fritz Ostermueller* 30 13 5 .722 4.58 31 18 8 10 1 2 176.2 199 98 90 15 58 46 3 0 5 795 108 4.54 1.455 10.1 0.8 3.0 2.3 0.79
4 SP Lefty Grove* 38 14 4 .778 3.08 24 21 3 12 1 1 163.2 169 65 56 8 52 99 1 0 3 706 160 3.32 1.350 9.3 0.4 2.9 5.4 1.90
5 SP Johnny Marcum 28 5 6 .455 4.09 15 11 3 7 0 0 92.1 113 49 42 11 25 25 0 0 1 408 121 4.74 1.495 11.0 1.1 2.4 2.4 1.00
6 SP Joe Heving 37 8 1 .889 3.73 16 11 2 7 1 2 82.0 94 35 34 5 22 34 1 1 0 356 133 3.73 1.415 10.3 0.5 2.4 3.7 1.55
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
7 CL Archie McKain* 27 5 4 .556 4.52 37 5 16 1 0 6 99.2 119 60 50 6 44 27 2 0 0 453 110 4.55 1.635 10.7 0.5 4.0 2.4 0.61
8 RP Emerson Dickman 23 5 5 .500 5.28 32 11 7 3 1 0 104.0 117 74 61 9 54 22 4 2 2 470 94 5.30 1.644 10.1 0.8 4.7 1.9 0.41
9 RP Charlie Wagner 25 1 3 .250 8.35 13 6 4 1 0 0 36.2 47 36 34 5 24 14 1 0 0 179 60 5.98 1.936 11.5 1.2 5.9 3.4 0.58
10 RP Dick Midkiff 23 1 1 .500 5.09 13 2 5 0 0 0 35.1 43 30 20 5 21 10 0 0 1 169 98 5.98 1.811 11.0 1.3 5.3 2.5 0.48
11 RP Lee Rogers* 24 1 1 .500 6.51 14 2 7 0 0 0 27.2 32 24 20 4 18 7 0 1 0 130 77 6.25 1.807 10.4 1.3 5.9 2.3 0.39
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
12 Bill Harris 38 5 5 .500 4.03 13 11 2 5 1 1 80.1 83 39 36 5 21 26 1 0 0 339 123 3.91 1.295 9.3 0.6 2.4 2.9 1.24
13 Al Baker 32 0 0 9.39 3 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 13 8 8 2 2 2 1 0 0 38 55 6.97 1.957 15.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
14 Ted Olson 25 0 0 6.43 2 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 9 5 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 31 80 3.21 1.571 11.6 0.0 2.6 2.6 1.00
15 Doc Cramer 32 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 17 118 4.67 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
16 Bill LeFebvre* 22 0 0 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 8 6 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 21 39 10.17 2.000 18.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
17 Byron Humphrey 27 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 63 4.42 3.000 22.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 28.6 88 61 .591 4.46 150 150 83 67 9 15 1316.1 1472 751 652 102 528 484 20 4 20 5866 111 4.44 1.519 10.1 0.7 3.6 3.3 0.92
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 7 3 6 2 2 7 4 2 3 5 1 5
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Jim Bagby 21 43 25 10 62 16 43 3 3 .952 1.37 P
Al Baker 32 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 P
Moe Berg 36 8 3 1 15 14 1 0 2 1.000 1.88 0 2 1 33% 38% C-1B
Ben Chapman 29 126 125 119 293 267 16 10 5 .966 2.23 OF-3B
Doc Cramer 32 148 148 144 439 417 16 6 3 .986 2.91 P-OF
Joe Cronin 31 142 142 133 789 304 449 36 110 .954 5.30 SS
Gene Desautels 31 108 106 85 482 423 52 7 7 .985 4.40 4 33 28 46% 38% C
Emerson Dickman 23 32 11 3 22 4 18 0 2 1.000 0.69 P
Bobby Doerr 20 145 141 136 818 372 420 26 118 .968 5.46 2B
Jimmie Foxx 30 149 149 144 1417 1282 116 19 153 .987 9.38 1B
Fabian Gaffke 24 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 0 0 1 100% 38% OF-C
Lefty Grove 38 24 21 12 29 0 29 0 0 1.000 1.21 P
Bill Harris 38 13 11 5 16 2 14 0 2 1.000 1.23 P
Joe Heving 37 16 11 7 31 8 22 1 4 .968 1.88 P
Pinky Higgins 29 138 138 135 451 140 272 39 28 .914 2.99 3B
Byron Humphrey 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Bill LeFebvre 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Johnny Marcum 28 15 11 7 18 3 15 0 0 1.000 1.20 P
Archie McKain 27 37 5 1 38 10 26 2 1 .947 0.97 P
Eric McNair 29 32 17 13 122 43 69 10 15 .918 3.50 SS-2B-3B
Dick Midkiff 23 13 2 0 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.69 P
Red Nonnenkamp 26 44 31 31 109 101 5 3 2 .972 2.41 OF-1B
Ted Olson 25 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 P
Fritz Ostermueller 30 31 18 10 49 15 30 4 3 .918 1.45 P
Johnny Peacock 28 59 42 40 203 187 12 4 4 .980 3.37 3 28 6 18% 38% C-1B-OF
Lee Rogers 24 14 2 0 16 3 11 2 1 .875 1.00 P
Jim Tabor 21 13 12 12 56 18 30 8 5 .857 3.69 3B-SS
Joe Vosmik 28 146 146 143 323 302 14 7 4 .978 2.16 OF
Charlie Wagner 25 13 6 1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.46 P
Jack Wilson 26 37 27 11 45 15 27 3 2 .933 1.14 P
Team Totals 28.3 150 1350 1203 5863 3952 1721 190 172 .968 3.64 7 63 36 36% 38%
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 6
Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Jim Bagby 21 45 78 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $2,000 Traded 1
Al Baker 32 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,800 /1
Moe Berg 36 10 12 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 Free Agency /23
Ben Chapman 29 127 552 20 0 0 4 -6 18 1.7 20 38 3.5 .513 .510 3.1 -0.1 34 $12,500 Traded *O9/57
Doc Cramer* 32 148 717 -18 -3 0 5 -1 -17 -1.5 24 6 0.7 .489 .490 0.2 0.4 1 $11,000 Traded *8O/1
Joe Cronin 31 143 637 32 -0 0 5 9 46 4.2 23 69 6.2 .529 .525 5.8 1.4 64 $27,000 Traded *6
Gene Desautels 31 108 400 -3 0 0 1 3 2 0.2 14 16 1.5 .501 .501 1.4 0.4 15 $5,000 Purchased *2
Emerson Dickman 23 32 42 -0 0 0 0 5 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $3,500 1
Bobby Doerr 20 145 589 -10 -3 0 -1 5 -9 -0.8 21 12 1.1 .494 .495 1.2 0.5 13 $4,000 Purchased *4
Jimmie Foxx 30 149 685 74 -0 0 -6 -7 61 5.4 24 84 7.6 .536 .533 8.1 -1.1 90 $20,000 Traded *3
Fabian Gaffke 24 15 13 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $4,000 /O92
Lefty Grove* 38 24 68 -11 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $15,000 Traded 1
Bill Harris 38 13 31 -4 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Traded 1
Joe Heving 37 16 34 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .485 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3 Purchased 1
Pinky Higgins 29 139 604 -2 -2 0 -6 2 -8 -0.7 22 14 1.3 .495 .496 1.8 -0.3 20 $11,500 Traded *5
Byron Humphrey 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Bill LeFebvre* 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .621 .501 0.1 0.0 2 /1
Johnny Marcum* 28 19 43 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,500 Traded 1
Archie McKain# 27 37 36 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $4,500 Purchased 1
Eric McNair 29 46 100 -17 -0 0 -1 2 -17 -1.5 4 -13 -1.2 .466 .490 -1.1 0.1 -12 $10,500 Traded 64/5
Dick Midkiff 23 13 10 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Red Nonnenkamp* 26 87 205 -8 1 0 1 -2 -8 -0.7 7 -1 -0.1 .491 .495 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $3,500 O9/387
Ted Olson 25 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Fritz Ostermueller* 30 33 81 -8 0 0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $4,500 1
Johnny Peacock* 28 72 215 -6 1 0 0 2 -4 -0.3 8 4 0.4 .496 .498 0.4 0.2 4 $4,000 Free Agency 2/37O
Lee Rogers 24 14 8 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Jim Tabor 21 19 59 -1 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $4,100 5/6
Joe Vosmik 28 146 690 5 -1 0 2 -7 -0 0.1 23 23 2.2 .500 .500 2.0 -0.4 21 $12,000 Traded *7O/8
Charlie Wagner 25 13 12 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,750 1
Jack Wilson 26 37 76 -9 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,000 Traded 1
Team Total 28.6 1658 6003 -5 -8 0 1 61 49 4.6 192 241 22.3 .502 .504 21.9 1.1 240 $186,650
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Jim Bagby 21 198.2 43 25 110 4.98 5.45 0.01 0.00 104.1 5.66 13 1.2 1.0 -0.1 3.1 39 .527 .507 $2,000 Traded
Al Baker 32 7.2 3 0 8 9.39 5.25 0.01 0.00 106.0 5.56 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .407 .498 $4,800
Doc Cramer 32 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 5.03 0.01 0.00 106.0 5.32 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .530 .500 $11,000 Traded
Emerson Dickman 23 104.0 32 11 74 6.40 5.56 0.01 0.00 103.5 5.75 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 0.2 5 .476 .495 $3,500
Lefty Grove* 38 163.2 24 21 65 3.57 5.47 0.01 0.00 104.2 5.69 37 3.6 1.0 -0.1 5.1 58 .650 .522 $15,000 Traded
Bill Harris 38 80.1 13 11 39 4.37 5.33 0.01 0.00 102.3 5.45 9 0.8 1.0 -0.0 1.6 19 .563 .505 Traded
Joe Heving 37 82.0 16 11 35 3.84 5.47 0.01 0.00 102.8 5.62 15 1.5 1.0 -0.0 2.2 26 .591 .509 Purchased
Byron Humphrey 27 2.0 2 0 2 9.00 5.23 0.01 0.00 103.5 5.41 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .464 .500
Bill LeFebvre* 22 4.0 1 0 6 13.50 4.67 0.01 0.00 106.0 4.94 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .241 .498
Johnny Marcum 28 92.1 15 11 49 4.78 5.40 0.01 0.00 104.0 5.61 8 0.7 1.0 -0.0 1.6 20 .547 .504 $8,500 Traded
Archie McKain* 27 99.2 37 5 60 5.42 5.62 0.01 0.00 99.1 5.57 1 0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.0 14 .501 .500 $4,500 Purchased
Dick Midkiff 23 35.1 13 2 30 7.64 4.99 0.01 0.00 104.6 5.21 -10 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .435 .495
Ted Olson 25 7.0 2 0 5 6.43 5.15 0.01 0.00 107.2 5.51 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .465 .500
Fritz Ostermueller* 30 176.2 31 18 98 4.99 5.56 0.01 0.00 101.2 5.62 10 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.6 34 .531 .506 $4,500
Lee Rogers* 24 27.2 14 2 24 7.81 5.33 0.01 0.00 103.1 5.49 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .454 .496
Charlie Wagner 25 36.2 13 6 36 8.84 5.27 0.01 0.00 105.4 5.55 -14 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .411 .493 $2,750
Jack Wilson 26 194.2 37 27 108 4.99 5.54 0.01 0.00 101.7 5.63 12 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.9 37 .529 .507 $8,000 Traded
Team Total 28.6 1316.1 297 150 751 5.13 5.47 0.01 0.00 102.8 5.61 55 5.8 1.0 -0.7 18.3 229 .519 .504 $64,550
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1937 / 1939 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics