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1930 Boston Braves

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1929 / 1931

70-84, Finished 6th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill McKechnie (70-84)
Scored 693 runs, Allowed 835 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-90

Ballparks: Braves Field · Attendance: 464,835 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 99


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1929 / 1931 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos 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 Al Spohrer 27 112 389 356 44 113 22 8 2 37 3 22 24 .317 .361 .441 .802 95 157 2 8
2 1B George Sisler* 37 116 468 431 54 133 15 7 3 67 7 23 15 .309 .346 .397 .743 81 171 2 14
3 2B Freddie Maguire 31 146 557 516 54 138 21 5 0 52 4 20 22 .267 .297 .328 .625 53 169 2 19
4 SS Rabbit Maranville 38 142 628 558 85 157 26 8 2 43 9 48 23 .281 .344 .367 .711 74 205 5 17
5 3B Buster Chatham 28 112 463 404 48 108 20 11 5 56 8 37 41 .267 .332 .408 .740 80 165 2 20
6 OF Wally Berger 24 151 628 555 98 172 27 14 38 119 3 54 69 .310 .375 .614 .990 137 341 4 12
7 OF Lance Richbourg* 32 130 557 529 81 161 23 8 3 54 13 19 31 .304 .331 .395 .726 77 209 2 7
8 OF Jimmy Welsh* 27 113 465 422 51 116 21 9 3 36 5 29 23 .275 .327 .389 .716 74 164 4 10
Rk Pos 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 1B Johnny Neun# 29 81 243 212 39 69 12 2 2 23 9 21 18 .325 .389 .429 .818 100 91 1 9
10 OF Earl Clark 22 82 240 233 29 69 11 3 3 28 3 7 22 .296 .320 .408 .727 76 95 1 4
11 OF Randy Moore* 24 83 207 191 24 55 9 0 2 34 3 10 13 .288 .323 .366 .690 68 70 0 3
12 C Bill Cronin 27 66 189 178 19 45 9 1 0 17 0 4 8 .253 .277 .315 .592 44 56 2 5
13 3B Red Rollings* 26 52 137 123 10 29 6 0 0 10 2 9 5 .236 .288 .285 .572 41 35 0 5
14 3B Gene Robertson* 30 21 67 59 7 11 1 0 0 7 0 5 3 .186 .250 .203 .453 13 12 0 3
15 3B Billy Rhiel 29 20 51 47 3 8 4 0 0 4 0 2 5 .170 .204 .255 .459 12 12 0 2
16 OF Bill Dunlap 21 16 29 29 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 .069 .069 .103 .172 -59 3 0 0
17 C Hank Gowdy 40 16 29 25 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 .200 .310 .240 .550 37 6 1 0
18 2B Bernie James# 24 8 11 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .182 .182 .273 .455 9 3 0 0
19 OF Buzz Boyle* 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
20 Owen Kahn 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 P Socks Seibold 34 36 97 90 6 19 2 0 1 5 0 6 6 .211 .260 .267 .527 29 24 0 1
22 P Bob Smith 35 39 84 81 7 19 2 0 0 4 0 0 5 .235 .235 .259 .494 21 21 0 3
23 P Ben Cantwell 28 34 65 63 4 19 1 1 0 5 0 0 7 .302 .302 .349 .651 59 22 0 2
24 P Tom Zachary* 34 25 58 54 7 13 3 0 2 8 0 1 10 .241 .255 .407 .662 59 22 0 4
25 P Ed Brandt* 25 41 53 50 3 12 2 1 0 4 0 2 10 .240 .269 .320 .589 43 16 0 1
26 P Bill Sherdel* 33 21 46 42 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 3 .095 .136 .119 .255 -37 5 0 2
27 P Fred Frankhouse 26 27 44 39 5 14 1 0 0 7 0 4 8 .359 .419 .385 .803 98 15 0 1
28 P Bruce Cunningham 24 37 34 31 3 6 3 0 0 2 0 3 10 .194 .265 .290 .555 36 9 0 0
29 P Burleigh Grimes 36 11 19 16 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 .188 .235 .250 .485 19 4 0 2
30 P Ken Jones 27 8 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 -2 1 0 0
31 P Bob Brown 19 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
32 P Johnny Cooney 29 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.8 154 5870 5356 693 1503 246 78 66 631 69 332 397 .281 .326 .393 .719 75 2103 28 154
Rank in 8 NL teams 6 7 7 8 4 8 4 8 2 7 8 8 8 7 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.6 154 5359 4880 651 1393 230 76 63 590 69 313 331 .285 .332 .402 .735 79 1964 28 138
Pitcher Totals 30.9 154 511 476 42 110 16 2 3 41 0 19 66 .231 .261 .292 .553 35 139 0 16
Rk Pos 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 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 Socks Seibold 34 15 16 .484 4.12 36 33 2 20 1 2 251.0 288 135 115 16 85 70 2 0 1 1109 120 4.81 1.486 10.3 0.6 3.0 2.5 0.82
2 SP Bob Smith 35 10 14 .417 4.26 38 24 12 14 2 5 219.2 247 115 104 25 85 84 3 0 0 969 116 5.42 1.511 10.1 1.0 3.5 3.4 0.99
3 SP Ben Cantwell 28 9 15 .375 4.88 31 21 6 10 0 2 173.1 213 99 94 15 45 43 1 0 3 753 101 4.93 1.488 11.1 0.8 2.3 2.2 0.96
4 SP Tom Zachary* 34 11 5 .688 4.58 24 22 1 10 1 0 151.1 192 90 77 9 50 57 0 0 0 675 108 4.51 1.599 11.4 0.5 3.0 3.4 1.14
5 SP Bill Sherdel* 33 6 5 .545 4.75 21 14 5 7 0 1 119.1 131 73 63 10 30 26 2 0 1 518 104 4.96 1.349 9.9 0.8 2.3 2.0 0.87
Rk Pos 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
6 RP Ed Brandt* 25 4 11 .267 5.01 41 13 18 4 1 1 147.1 168 88 82 15 59 65 0 0 2 656 98 5.14 1.541 10.3 0.9 3.6 4.0 1.10
7 RP Fred Frankhouse 26 7 6 .538 5.61 27 11 10 3 1 0 110.2 138 72 69 13 43 30 2 1 2 493 88 5.71 1.636 11.2 1.1 3.5 2.4 0.70
8 RP Bruce Cunningham 24 5 6 .455 5.48 36 6 17 2 0 0 106.2 121 73 65 7 41 28 0 1 3 474 90 4.98 1.519 10.2 0.6 3.5 2.4 0.68
9 RP Ken Jones 27 0 1 .000 5.95 8 1 6 0 0 0 19.2 28 16 13 1 4 4 0 0 0 91 84 4.37 1.627 12.8 0.5 1.8 1.8 1.00
Rk Pos 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
10 Burleigh Grimes 36 3 5 .375 7.35 11 9 2 1 0 0 49.0 72 53 40 4 22 15 3 0 0 239 67 5.48 1.918 13.2 0.7 4.0 2.8 0.68
11 Johnny Cooney* 29 0 0 18.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 16 14 14 2 3 1 1 0 0 41 29 8.64 2.714 20.6 2.6 3.9 1.3 0.33
12 Bob Brown 19 0 0 10.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 10 7 7 0 8 1 0 0 0 34 49 7.17 3.000 15.0 0.0 12.0 1.5 0.13
Team Totals 30.8 70 84 .455 4.91 154 154 83 71 6 11 1361.0 1624 835 743 117 475 424 14 2 12 6052 100 5.07 1.542 10.7 0.8 3.1 2.8 0.89
Rank in 8 NL teams 6 3 5 3 3 6 7 4 4 4 5 5 5
Rk Pos 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

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Wally Berger 24 145 145 143 328 307 10 11 3 .966 2.19 OF
Buzz Boyle 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 OF
Ed Brandt 25 41 13 4 41 6 35 0 2 1.000 1.00 P
Bob Brown 19 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 P
Ben Cantwell 28 31 21 10 64 13 50 1 9 .984 2.03 P
Buster Chatham 28 108 105 103 339 116 200 23 38 .932 2.90 3B-SS
Earl Clark 22 62 53 46 172 165 3 4 1 .977 2.67 OF
Johnny Cooney 29 2 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.00 P
Bill Cronin 27 64 53 36 238 203 31 4 5 .983 3.66 5 18 14 44% 44% C
Bruce Cunningham 24 36 6 2 39 4 35 0 3 1.000 1.08 P
Bill Dunlap 21 7 4 3 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 OF
Fred Frankhouse 26 27 11 3 28 6 21 1 1 .964 1.00 P
Hank Gowdy 40 15 6 3 36 31 4 1 0 .972 2.33 0 1 2 67% 44% C
Burleigh Grimes 36 11 9 1 14 3 10 1 1 .929 1.18 P
Bernie James 24 8 3 2 17 5 11 1 1 .941 2.29 2B
Ken Jones 27 8 1 0 8 0 6 2 0 .750 0.75 P
Freddie Maguire 31 146 145 136 891 387 476 28 104 .969 5.91 2B
Rabbit Maranville 38 142 140 138 828 349 450 29 99 .965 5.63 SS-3B
Randy Moore 24 48 42 38 112 79 27 6 3 .946 2.26 OF-3B
Johnny Neun 29 55 50 47 466 431 31 4 46 .991 8.40 1B
Billy Rhiel 29 15 10 9 22 8 13 1 2 .955 1.40 3B-2B
Lance Richbourg 32 127 122 116 312 294 9 9 4 .971 2.37 OF
Gene Robertson 30 17 15 13 39 15 22 2 3 .949 2.18 3B
Red Rollings 26 37 31 23 121 42 73 6 9 .950 3.03 3B-2B
Socks Seibold 34 36 33 20 51 10 38 3 3 .941 1.33 P
Bill Sherdel 33 21 14 7 29 5 22 2 2 .931 1.29 P
George Sisler 37 107 104 99 1009 915 81 13 103 .987 9.31 1B
Bob Smith 35 38 24 14 64 16 47 1 3 .984 1.66 P
Al Spohrer 27 108 95 84 374 322 36 16 4 .957 3.31 9 33 17 34% 44% C
Jimmy Welsh 27 110 109 102 344 329 8 7 2 .980 3.06 OF
Tom Zachary 34 24 22 10 31 5 24 2 2 .935 1.21 P
Team Totals 29.6 154 1386 1212 6038 4082 1778 178 453 .971 3.66 14 52 33 39% 44%
Rank in 8 NL teams 5 3 5
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
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Wally Berger 24 151 628 29 0 0 4 -7 27 2.3 19 46 4.2 .515 .514 3.9 -0.3 42 $4,000 Traded *7O
Buzz Boyle* 22 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .466 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /8O
Ed Brandt* 25 41 53 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Bob Brown 19 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .476 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Ben Cantwell 28 34 65 -4 0 0 0 7 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 3 Traded 1
Buster Chatham 28 112 463 -15 -0 0 -5 4 -16 -1.5 14 -2 -0.0 .487 .491 0.4 -0.1 3 Traded 56
Earl Clark 22 82 240 -9 -0 0 2 -2 -9 -0.8 7 -2 -0.1 .490 .495 -0.3 0.0 -4 Purchased O89/7
Johnny Cooney 29 4 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Free Agency /1
Bill Cronin 27 66 189 -16 0 0 1 2 -13 -1.2 6 -7 -0.6 .482 .493 -0.7 0.2 -8 2
Bruce Cunningham 24 37 34 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 Traded 1
Bill Dunlap 21 16 29 -8 0 0 0 -0 -8 -0.7 1 -7 -0.6 .455 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -7 /O98
Fred Frankhouse 26 27 44 0 0 0 0 5 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .516 .503 0.4 0.0 5 Traded 1
Hank Gowdy 40 16 29 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Traded 2
Burleigh Grimes 36 11 19 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded 1
Bernie James# 24 8 11 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased /4
Ken Jones 27 8 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
Owen Kahn 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased
Freddie Maguire 31 146 557 -39 -0 0 -1 5 -36 -3.2 17 -19 -1.5 .478 .481 -1.3 0.3 -18 Traded *4
Rabbit Maranville 38 142 628 -21 -1 0 3 9 -9 -0.9 19 10 1.1 .494 .495 0.9 1.0 7 Traded *6/5
Randy Moore* 24 83 207 -10 -0 0 -1 -1 -12 -1.0 6 -5 -0.4 .488 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -4 Purchased O5879
Johnny Neun# 29 81 243 1 -0 0 -2 -3 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .496 .498 0.6 -0.4 6 Rule 5 Draft 3
Billy Rhiel 29 20 51 -7 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.4 0.0 -5 Waivers 5/4
Lance Richbourg* 32 130 557 -19 -1 0 3 -6 -23 -2.1 17 -6 -0.4 .484 .487 -0.6 -0.3 -9 Purchased *O9
Gene Robertson* 30 21 67 -9 0 0 -1 0 -9 -0.8 2 -7 -0.6 .462 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -6 Purchased 5
Red Rollings* 26 52 137 -12 -0 0 0 1 -11 -1.0 4 -7 -0.6 .482 .494 -0.5 0.1 -7 Rule 5 Draft 54
Socks Seibold 34 36 97 -10 0 0 0 10 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded 1
Bill Sherdel* 33 21 46 -10 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .479 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 Traded 1
George Sisler* 37 116 468 -11 -1 0 -1 -5 -18 -1.6 14 -4 -0.2 .486 .490 -0.0 -0.5 -3 Purchased *3
Bob Smith 35 39 84 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 Rule 5 Draft 1
Al Spohrer 27 112 389 -2 -0 0 -3 3 -2 -0.2 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.3 0.0 13 Traded *2
Jimmy Welsh* 27 113 465 -17 -0 0 8 -2 -12 -1.1 14 3 0.3 .491 .494 -0.3 0.5 -5 Traded *8O
Tom Zachary* 34 25 58 -5 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Waivers 1
Team Total 29.8 1755 5870 -223 -2 0 7 53 -165 -14.9 165 1 1.4 .492 .495 1.5 0.4 -6 $4,000
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
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Ed Brandt* 25 147.1 41 13 88 5.38 5.93 0.04 0.00 100.8 5.93 9 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.0 25 .520 .505 Purchased
Bob Brown 19 6.0 3 0 7 10.50 6.28 0.05 0.00 103.7 6.46 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .426 .499
Ben Cantwell 28 173.1 31 21 99 5.14 5.85 0.05 0.00 98.7 5.73 12 1.0 1.0 -0.1 2.4 30 .533 .506 Traded
Johnny Cooney* 29 7.0 2 0 14 18.00 6.14 0.06 0.00 98.0 5.96 -9 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -9 .212 .496 Free Agency
Bruce Cunningham 24 106.2 36 6 73 6.16 5.94 0.05 0.00 100.0 5.89 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.6 8 .493 .498 Traded
Fred Frankhouse 26 110.1 27 11 72 5.87 5.74 0.05 0.00 99.3 5.65 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .492 .499 Traded
Burleigh Grimes 36 49.0 11 9 53 9.73 5.96 0.05 0.00 97.7 5.77 -22 -1.6 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -16 .351 .490 Traded
Ken Jones 27 19.2 8 1 16 7.32 5.99 0.05 0.00 97.1 5.76 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .464 .498 Purchased
Socks Seibold 34 251.0 36 33 135 4.84 5.82 0.05 0.00 98.1 5.66 23 2.1 1.0 -0.1 4.1 50 .558 .513 Traded
Bill Sherdel* 33 119.1 21 14 73 5.51 5.89 0.05 0.00 100.6 5.87 5 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.4 18 .521 .503 Traded
Bob Smith 35 219.2 38 24 115 4.71 6.10 0.04 0.00 99.4 6.02 32 2.9 1.0 -0.1 4.7 55 .577 .518 Rule 5 Draft
Tom Zachary* 34 151.1 24 22 90 5.35 5.91 0.05 0.00 98.3 5.76 7 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.8 23 .526 .504 Waivers
Team Total 30.8 1360.2 278 154 835 5.52 5.91 0.05 0.00 99.1 5.81 45 4.7 1.0 -0.6 15.8 190 .517 .505
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1929 / 1931 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics