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1939 Chicago White Sox

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1938 / 1940

85-69, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jimmy Dykes (85-69)
Scored 755 runs, Allowed 737 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-75

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 594,104 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 107, Pitching - 107


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1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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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 Mike Tresh 25 119 430 352 49 91 5 2 0 38 3 2 64 30 .259 .377 .284 .661 69 100 8 3 11
2 1B Joe Kuhel* 33 139 624 546 107 164 24 9 15 56 18 5 64 51 .300 .376 .460 .836 110 251 7 2 11
3 2B Ollie Bejma 31 90 354 307 52 77 9 3 8 44 1 3 36 27 .251 .331 .378 .709 79 116 5 1 10
4 SS Luke Appling 32 148 633 516 82 162 16 6 0 56 16 9 105 37 .314 .430 .368 .798 103 190 11 0 9
5 3B Eric McNair 30 129 525 479 62 155 18 5 7 82 17 9 38 41 .324 .375 .426 .800 102 204 13 1 10
6 OF Gee Walker 31 149 645 598 95 174 30 11 13 111 17 6 28 43 .291 .330 .443 .773 94 265 16 7 12
7 OF Mike Kreevich 31 145 622 541 85 175 30 8 5 77 23 10 59 40 .323 .390 .436 .826 108 236 14 0 22
8 OF Larry Rosenthal* 29 107 386 324 50 86 21 5 10 51 6 4 53 46 .265 .369 .454 .822 107 147 3 0 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 UT Rip Radcliff* 33 113 436 397 49 105 25 2 2 53 6 4 26 21 .264 .313 .353 .666 68 140 5 2 10
10 2B Jackie Hayes 32 72 305 269 34 67 12 3 0 23 0 3 27 10 .249 .320 .316 .636 61 85 5 1 8
11 3B Marv Owen 33 58 218 194 22 46 9 0 0 15 4 5 16 15 .237 .302 .284 .585 49 55 3 2 6
12 OF Hank Steinbacher* 26 71 133 111 16 19 2 1 1 15 0 0 21 8 .171 .303 .234 .537 37 26 1 0 1
13 C Ken Silvestri# 23 22 83 75 6 13 3 0 2 5 0 1 6 13 .173 .244 .293 .537 35 22 0 1 1
14 C Norm Schlueter 22 34 60 56 5 13 2 1 0 8 2 0 1 11 .232 .246 .304 .549 38 17 4 0 3
15 C Tony Rensa 37 14 27 25 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .200 .231 .200 .431 10 5 3 0 1
16 3B Bob Kennedy 18 3 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 27 2 1 0 1
17 3B Johnny Gerlach 22 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 407 2 0 0 0
18 3B Jimmy Dykes 42 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
19 Tommy Thompson* 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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
20 P Thornton Lee* 32 33 95 91 8 15 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 18 .165 .200 .198 .398 1 18 2 0 0
21 P Johnny Rigney 24 35 87 80 4 16 4 0 0 7 0 0 2 18 .200 .220 .250 .470 18 20 2 0 5
22 P Ted Lyons# 38 21 72 61 5 18 3 0 0 8 0 0 5 7 .295 .348 .344 .693 76 21 1 0 6
23 P Eddie Smith# 25 29 66 52 5 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 9 15 .115 .246 .135 .381 -1 7 0 0 5
24 P Johnny Marcum* 29 38 62 57 7 16 0 0 0 12 0 0 5 1 .281 .339 .281 .619 58 16 0 0 0
25 P Jack Knott 32 25 59 53 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 .151 .167 .151 .318 -19 8 2 1 5
26 P Bill Dietrich 29 25 43 37 5 8 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 12 .216 .293 .378 .671 68 14 0 0 2
27 P Clint Brown* 35 61 27 19 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 3 .211 .348 .211 .558 44 4 2 0 4
28 P John Whitehead 30 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
29 P Vic Frazier 34 10 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 45 2 0 0 0
30 P Vallie Eaves 27 2 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 69 2 0 0 0
31 P Art Herring 33 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -45 0 0 0 0
32 P Harry Boyles 27 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
33 P Jess Dobernic 21 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 30.6 155 6034 5279 755 1451 220 56 64 679 113 61 579 502 .275 .349 .374 .723 83 1975 108 21 154
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 5 7 8 5 7 1 8 4 2 6 5 8 7 8 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 30.6 155 5494 4801 717 1356 206 56 63 638 113 61 545 395 .282 .358 .388 .746 88 1863 99 20 127
Pitcher Totals 30.1 155 540 478 38 95 14 0 1 41 0 0 34 107 .199 .253 .234 .488 24 112 9 1 27
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 Thornton Lee* 32 15 11 .577 4.21 33 29 4 15 2 3 235.0 260 121 110 15 70 81 3 1 2 1008 113 4.05 1.404 10.0 0.6 2.7 3.1 1.16
2 SP Johnny Rigney 24 15 8 .652 3.70 35 29 4 11 2 0 218.2 208 103 90 10 84 119 2 1 3 946 129 3.66 1.335 8.6 0.4 3.5 4.9 1.42
3 SP Eddie Smith* 25 9 11 .450 3.67 29 22 5 7 1 0 176.2 161 83 72 11 90 67 4 0 3 762 130 4.62 1.421 8.2 0.6 4.6 3.4 0.74
4 SP Ted Lyons 38 14 6 .700 2.76 21 21 0 16 0 0 172.2 162 71 53 7 26 65 1 0 0 702 173 3.22 1.089 8.4 0.4 1.4 3.4 2.50
5 SP Jack Knott 32 11 6 .647 4.15 25 23 0 8 0 0 149.2 157 71 69 13 41 56 1 1 4 641 115 4.20 1.323 9.4 0.8 2.5 3.4 1.37
6 SP Bill Dietrich 29 7 8 .467 5.22 25 19 4 2 0 0 127.2 134 81 74 15 56 43 2 0 5 560 91 5.19 1.488 9.4 1.1 3.9 3.0 0.77
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
7 CL Clint Brown 35 11 10 .524 3.88 61 0 56 0 0 18 118.1 127 58 51 8 27 41 0 0 1 498 123 3.84 1.301 9.7 0.6 2.1 3.1 1.52
8 RP Johnny Marcum 29 3 3 .500 6.00 19 6 8 2 0 0 90.0 125 66 60 14 19 32 0 0 2 415 80 4.92 1.600 12.5 1.4 1.9 3.2 1.68
9 RP Vic Frazier 34 0 1 .000 10.27 10 1 3 0 0 0 23.2 45 27 27 0 11 7 0 0 1 124 47 3.78 2.366 17.1 0.0 4.2 2.7 0.64
10 RP Art Herring 33 0 0 5.65 7 0 5 0 0 0 14.1 13 9 9 1 5 8 1 0 1 60 86 4.02 1.256 8.2 0.6 3.1 5.0 1.60
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
11 John Whitehead 30 0 3 .000 8.16 7 4 0 0 0 0 32.0 60 30 29 4 5 9 0 0 0 158 59 4.50 2.031 16.9 1.1 1.4 2.5 1.80
12 Vallie Eaves 27 0 1 .000 4.63 2 1 0 1 0 0 11.2 11 7 6 1 8 5 1 0 1 54 106 5.54 1.629 8.5 0.8 6.2 3.9 0.63
13 Jess Dobernic 21 0 1 .000 13.50 4 0 2 0 0 0 3.1 3 6 5 0 6 1 1 0 0 21 39 8.67 2.700 8.1 0.0 16.2 2.7 0.17
14 Harry Boyles 27 0 0 10.80 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.1 4 4 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 19 48 7.77 3.000 10.8 0.0 16.2 2.7 0.17
Team Totals 30.3 85 69 .552 4.31 155 155 93 62 5 21 1377.0 1470 737 659 99 454 535 16 3 23 5968 111 4.15 1.397 9.6 0.6 3.0 3.5 1.18
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 4 5 5 3 1 5 3 4 5 1 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
Luke Appling 32 148 148 145 789 289 461 39 78 .951 5.07 SS
Ollie Bejma 31 82 71 68 382 174 201 7 36 .982 4.52 2B-SS-3B
Harry Boyles 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Clint Brown 35 61 0 0 33 3 29 1 3 .970 0.52 P
Bill Dietrich 29 25 19 2 26 5 19 2 2 .923 0.96 P
Jess Dobernic 21 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 P
Jimmy Dykes 42 2 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 3B
Vallie Eaves 27 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Vic Frazier 34 10 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.50 P
Johnny Gerlach 22 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 3B
Jackie Hayes 32 69 66 56 383 172 201 10 51 .974 5.41 2B
Art Herring 33 7 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.43 P
Bob Kennedy 18 2 2 1 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.50 3B
Jack Knott 32 25 23 8 29 4 23 2 2 .931 1.08 P
Mike Kreevich 31 142 141 138 463 425 26 12 4 .974 3.15 OF-3B
Joe Kuhel 33 136 136 135 1339 1256 72 11 113 .992 9.76 1B
Thornton Lee 32 33 29 15 53 6 45 2 0 .962 1.55 P
Ted Lyons 38 21 21 16 34 9 22 3 3 .912 1.48 P
Johnny Marcum 29 19 6 2 17 4 12 1 1 .941 0.84 P
Eric McNair 30 128 127 117 475 151 299 25 43 .947 3.44 3B-2B-SS
Marv Owen 33 55 47 45 170 63 99 8 11 .953 2.95 3B
Rip Radcliff 33 98 95 87 318 300 12 6 11 .981 3.18 OF-1B
Tony Rensa 37 13 9 4 36 29 6 1 0 .972 2.69 2 4 5 56% 37% C
Johnny Rigney 24 35 29 11 36 3 30 3 1 .917 0.94 P
Larry Rosenthal 29 93 86 82 200 193 5 2 1 .990 2.13 OF
Norm Schlueter 22 32 11 9 84 81 2 1 0 .988 2.59 1 8 2 20% 37% C
Ken Silvestri 23 20 19 19 94 74 15 5 3 .947 4.45 0 6 6 50% 37% C
Eddie Smith 25 29 22 7 33 7 23 3 1 .909 1.03 P
Hank Steinbacher 26 22 18 18 39 38 1 0 0 1.000 1.77 OF
Mike Tresh 25 119 116 94 547 480 59 8 7 .985 4.53 9 55 28 34% 37% C
Gee Walker 31 147 147 144 389 365 11 13 3 .967 2.56 OF
John Whitehead 30 7 4 0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.14 P
Team Totals 30.5 155 1395 1224 5996 4136 1693 167 374 .972 3.66 12 73 41 36% 37%
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 7 2
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
Luke Appling 32 148 633 12 -0 0 1 10 22 2.1 23 45 4.2 .514 .513 4.1 1.1 44 $13,500 Purchased *6
Ollie Bejma 31 90 354 -10 -1 0 2 3 -6 -0.5 13 7 0.7 .494 .497 0.5 0.5 5 $4,000 Purchased 4/56
Harry Boyles 27 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,100 /1
Clint Brown* 35 61 27 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $8,000 Purchased 1
Bill Dietrich 29 25 43 -2 0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,500 Waivers 1
Jess Dobernic 21 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800 /1
Jimmy Dykes 42 2 1 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .441 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $20,000 Purchased /5
Vallie Eaves 27 2 6 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .515 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,550 /1
Vic Frazier 34 10 7 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased--return 1
Johnny Gerlach 22 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .529 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $1,800 /5
Jackie Hayes 32 72 305 -15 -1 0 1 3 -12 -1.2 11 -2 -0.1 .484 .493 -0.2 0.4 -3 $10,000 Traded 4
Art Herring 33 7 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 /1
Bob Kennedy 18 3 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,400 Amateur Free Agent /5
Jack Knott 32 25 59 -11 0 0 0 6 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .483 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 $7,500 Traded 1
Mike Kreevich 31 145 622 9 1 0 6 -1 14 1.4 22 37 3.5 .509 .508 2.9 0.5 31 $9,500 *8O/5
Joe Kuhel* 33 139 624 9 2 0 0 -6 4 0.4 22 26 2.5 .503 .502 2.4 -0.5 26 $8,500 Traded *3
Thornton Lee* 32 33 95 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $10,000 Traded 1
Ted Lyons# 38 21 72 -2 0 0 0 8 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .525 .503 0.5 0.0 6 $9,000 Free Agency 1
Johnny Marcum* 29 38 62 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 4 Traded 1
Eric McNair 30 129 525 2 -0 0 3 2 7 0.7 19 26 2.5 .505 .504 2.2 0.5 23 $10,500 Traded *54/6
Marv Owen 33 58 218 -15 -1 0 -1 1 -17 -1.6 8 -9 -0.8 .473 .490 -0.8 -0.0 -8 $10,000 Traded 5
Rip Radcliff* 33 113 436 -19 -0 0 -4 -5 -28 -2.7 16 -13 -1.2 .477 .484 -0.8 -0.8 -9 $10,000 Purchased O937
Tony Rensa 37 14 27 -4 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $4,200 2
Johnny Rigney 24 35 87 -11 0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,000 1
Larry Rosenthal* 29 107 386 3 -0 0 0 -4 -1 -0.1 14 13 1.2 .499 .499 1.2 -0.3 13 $6,000 Purchased O98
Norm Schlueter 22 34 60 -6 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .486 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 $3,600 2
Ken Silvestri# 23 22 83 -8 -0 0 0 1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .466 .495 -0.5 0.1 -5 $2,400 Amateur Free Agent 2
Eddie Smith# 25 29 66 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 Waivers 1
Hank Steinbacher* 26 71 133 -10 0 0 0 -1 -11 -1.0 5 -6 -0.6 .485 .494 -0.6 -0.1 -6 O9/7
Tommy Thompson* 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Rule 5 Draft
Mike Tresh 25 119 430 -12 0 0 0 4 -9 -0.8 15 7 0.6 .493 .495 0.6 0.4 7 $3,000 Traded *2
Gee Walker 31 149 645 -8 1 0 6 -7 -7 -0.7 23 16 1.5 .495 .496 0.9 -0.0 10 $12,500 Traded *7O
John Whitehead 30 7 9 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
Team Total 30.6 1718 6034 -134 -0 0 12 59 -63 -5.9 196 133 12.6 .496 .499 11.1 1.7 121 $187,350
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
Harry Boyles 27 3.1 2 0 4 10.80 5.96 0.08 0.00 108.5 6.38 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .427 .499 $2,100
Clint Brown 35 118.1 61 0 58 4.41 5.38 0.08 0.00 104.2 5.52 13 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.4 28 .521 .508 $8,000 Purchased
Bill Dietrich 29 127.2 25 19 81 5.71 5.48 0.08 0.00 102.7 5.54 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 12 .487 .498 $5,500 Waivers
Jess Dobernic 21 3.1 4 0 6 16.20 5.27 0.09 0.00 108.6 5.62 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .415 .498 $1,800
Vallie Eaves 27 11.2 2 1 7 5.40 4.84 0.08 0.00 108.7 5.17 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .481 .500 $2,550
Vic Frazier 34 23.2 10 1 27 10.27 5.63 0.10 0.00 98.5 5.45 -13 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .391 .493 Purchased--return
Art Herring 33 14.1 7 0 9 5.65 5.28 0.07 0.00 104.8 5.46 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .494 .500 $4,000
Jack Knott 32 149.2 25 23 71 4.27 5.24 0.08 0.00 101.8 5.26 15 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.8 34 .558 .509 $7,500 Traded
Thornton Lee* 32 235.0 33 29 121 4.63 5.41 0.08 0.00 101.8 5.42 18 1.8 1.0 -0.2 3.9 48 .553 .511 $10,000 Traded
Ted Lyons 38 172.2 21 21 71 3.70 5.24 0.08 0.00 101.4 5.23 28 2.8 -0.1 4.3 49 .632 .517 $9,000 Free Agency
Johnny Marcum 29 90.0 19 6 66 6.60 5.31 0.09 0.00 103.4 5.40 -13 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .440 .493 Traded
Johnny Rigney 24 218.2 35 29 103 4.24 5.17 0.07 0.00 105.6 5.38 26 2.5 1.0 -0.1 4.5 53 .571 .515 $5,000
Eddie Smith* 25 176.2 29 22 83 4.23 5.68 0.07 0.00 102.6 5.75 28 2.8 1.0 -0.1 4.4 50 .596 .517 Waivers
John Whitehead 30 32.0 7 4 30 8.44 5.51 0.10 0.00 103.9 5.63 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .378 .495
Team Total 30.3 1377.0 280 155 737 4.82 5.36 0.08 0.00 103.0 5.44 82 8.5 1.0 -0.9 21.3 255 .530 .508 $55,450
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics