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1947 Chicago White Sox

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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70-84, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ted Lyons (70-84)
Scored 553 runs, Allowed 661 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-89

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 876,948 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 99


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1946 / 1948 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 Mike Tresh 33 90 304 274 19 66 6 2 0 20 2 0 26 26 .241 .311 .277 .589 68 76 9 2 1
2 1B Rudy York 33 102 438 400 40 97 18 4 15 64 1 0 36 55 .243 .305 .420 .725 105 168 12 0 1
3 2B Don Kolloway 28 124 509 485 49 135 25 4 2 35 11 4 17 34 .278 .303 .359 .662 87 174 22 0 7
4 SS Luke Appling 40 139 573 503 67 154 29 0 8 49 8 6 64 28 .306 .386 .412 .797 126 207 15 1 4
5 3B Floyd Baker* 30 105 439 371 61 98 12 3 0 22 9 7 66 28 .264 .375 .313 .688 97 116 5 0 2
6 OF Bob Kennedy 26 115 447 428 47 112 19 3 6 48 3 4 18 38 .262 .291 .362 .654 85 155 12 0 2
7 OF Dave Philley# 27 143 592 551 55 142 25 11 2 45 21 16 35 39 .258 .303 .354 .657 86 195 14 1 5
8 OF Taffy Wright* 35 124 455 401 48 130 13 0 4 54 8 6 48 17 .324 .398 .387 .784 123 155 9 1 5
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 IF Cass Michaels 21 110 403 355 31 97 15 4 3 34 10 5 39 28 .273 .350 .363 .714 103 129 14 3 7
10 OF Thurman Tucker* 29 89 293 254 28 60 9 4 1 17 10 4 38 25 .236 .336 .315 .651 85 80 0 0 1
11 C George Dickey# 31 83 246 211 15 47 6 0 1 27 4 2 34 25 .223 .331 .265 .596 70 56 2 0 1
12 UT Jack Wallaesa# 27 81 229 205 25 40 9 1 7 32 2 2 23 51 .195 .279 .351 .631 78 72 5 1 0
13 OF Ralph Hodgin* 32 59 198 180 26 53 10 3 1 24 1 0 13 4 .294 .352 .400 .752 113 72 6 3 2
14 1B Jake Jones 26 45 185 171 15 41 7 1 3 20 1 0 13 25 .240 .297 .345 .642 82 59 4 1 0
15 C Joe Stephenson 26 16 37 35 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7 .143 .211 .143 .353 1 5 0 2 0
16 OF Loyd Christopher 27 7 25 23 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 .217 .280 .304 .584 66 7 2 0 0
17 Joe Kuhel* 41 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
18 P Eddie Lopat* 29 35 105 96 5 19 3 0 0 11 0 0 4 6 .198 .230 .229 .459 31 22 2 0 4
19 P Joe Haynes 29 29 66 65 7 17 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 .262 .262 .292 .554 57 19 1 0 1
20 P Frank Papish 29 38 65 58 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 .086 .102 .086 .188 -46 5 2 0 6
21 P Orval Grove 27 25 54 48 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 16 .146 .226 .188 .414 18 9 1 0 1
22 P Bob Gillespie 27 25 36 33 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .061 .139 .061 .199 -42 2 2 0 0
23 P Thornton Lee* 40 21 31 29 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .207 .258 .207 .465 33 6 0 0 0
24 P Earl Harrist 28 33 26 24 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .208 .208 .208 .417 19 5 0 0 2
25 P Red Ruffing 42 14 25 24 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 .208 .240 .208 .448 28 5 1 0 0
26 P Johnny Rigney 32 11 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1
27 P Pete Gebrian 23 27 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1
28 P Gordon Maltzberger 34 33 10 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .333 .286 .619 77 2 0 0 1
29 P Earl Caldwell 42 40 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
30 P Eddie Smith# 33 15 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -5 1 0 0 0
31 P Hi Bithorn 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 30.2 155 5838 5274 553 1350 211 41 53 519 91 57 491 528 .256 .321 .342 .663 88 1802 142 15 56
Rank in 8 AL teams 5 7 5 5 8 7 1 7 8 1 5 6 7 7 6 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 30.1 155 5376 4850 530 1282 203 41 53 494 91 57 473 437 .264 .332 .356 .687 95 1726 131 15 38
Pitcher Totals 30.3 155 462 424 23 68 8 0 0 25 0 0 18 91 .160 .195 .179 .374 7 76 11 0 18
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 Eddie Lopat* 29 16 13 .552 2.81 31 31 0 22 3 0 252.2 241 88 79 17 73 109 2 0 0 1047 129 3.40 1.243 8.6 0.6 2.6 3.9 1.49
2 SP Frank Papish* 29 12 12 .500 3.26 38 26 9 6 1 3 199.0 185 82 72 6 98 79 2 0 6 871 112 3.60 1.422 8.4 0.3 4.4 3.6 0.81
3 SP Joe Haynes 29 14 6 .700 2.42 29 22 5 7 2 0 182.0 174 65 49 5 61 50 2 1 4 767 150 3.34 1.291 8.6 0.2 3.0 2.5 0.82
4 SP Orval Grove 27 6 8 .429 4.44 25 19 1 6 1 0 135.2 158 78 67 10 70 33 4 0 3 619 82 4.60 1.681 10.5 0.7 4.6 2.2 0.47
5 SP Bob Gillespie 27 5 8 .385 4.73 25 17 4 1 0 0 118.0 133 71 62 4 53 36 1 0 6 528 77 3.70 1.576 10.1 0.3 4.0 2.7 0.68
6 SP Thornton Lee* 40 3 7 .300 4.47 21 11 5 2 1 1 86.2 86 50 43 5 56 57 2 0 1 394 82 3.94 1.638 8.9 0.5 5.8 5.9 1.02
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 Earl Caldwell 42 1 4 .200 3.64 40 0 30 0 0 8 54.1 53 23 22 4 30 22 1 0 0 239 100 4.35 1.528 8.8 0.7 5.0 3.6 0.73
8 RP Earl Harrist 28 3 8 .273 3.56 33 4 12 0 0 5 93.2 85 48 37 3 49 55 3 0 4 406 103 3.40 1.431 8.2 0.3 4.7 5.3 1.12
9 RP Pete Gebrian 23 2 3 .400 4.48 27 4 10 0 0 5 66.1 61 40 33 7 33 17 2 0 6 288 82 4.94 1.417 8.3 0.9 4.5 2.3 0.52
10 RP Gordon Maltzberger 34 1 4 .200 3.39 33 0 22 0 0 5 63.2 61 26 24 4 25 22 1 0 0 271 108 3.85 1.351 8.6 0.6 3.5 3.1 0.88
11 RP Eddie Smith* 33 1 3 .250 7.29 15 5 6 0 0 0 33.1 40 36 27 1 24 12 0 0 1 166 50 4.33 1.920 10.8 0.3 6.5 3.2 0.50
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 Red Ruffing 42 3 5 .375 6.11 9 9 0 1 0 0 53.0 63 39 36 7 16 11 0 0 3 235 60 4.70 1.491 10.7 1.2 2.7 1.9 0.69
13 Johnny Rigney 32 2 3 .400 1.95 11 7 3 2 0 0 50.2 42 15 11 3 15 19 0 0 1 203 187 3.40 1.125 7.5 0.5 2.7 3.4 1.27
14 Hi Bithorn 31 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.50 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 30.4 70 84 .455 3.64 155 155 108 47 8 27 1391.0 1384 661 562 76 603 522 20 1 35 6041 100 3.80 1.428 9.0 0.5 3.9 3.4 0.87
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 3 5 8 7 2 5 6 5 5 2 5 7
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
Luke Appling 40 130 129 127 691 233 423 35 86 .949 5.01 SS-3B
Floyd Baker 30 101 100 96 353 88 258 7 29 .980 3.36 3B-2B-SS
Hi Bithorn 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 P
Earl Caldwell 42 40 0 0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 0.18 1 0 0% 50% 0 P
Loyd Christopher 27 7 7 6 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 2.86 OF
George Dickey 31 79 57 55 325 285 35 5 5 .985 4.00 8 8 22 21 49% 46% 0 C
Pete Gebrian 23 27 4 0 12 2 9 1 0 .917 0.41 7 1 13% 50% 0 P
Bob Gillespie 27 25 17 1 40 4 35 1 0 .975 1.56 3 3 50% 50% 0 P
Orval Grove 27 25 19 6 31 11 19 1 1 .968 1.20 1 1 50% 50% 0 P
Earl Harrist 28 33 4 0 22 3 18 1 1 .955 0.64 1 6 86% 50% 0 P
Joe Haynes 29 29 22 7 43 12 29 2 5 .953 1.41 3 2 40% 50% 0 P
Ralph Hodgin 32 41 40 40 102 99 2 1 0 .990 2.46 OF
Jake Jones 26 43 43 43 481 444 31 6 49 .988 11.05 1B
Bob Kennedy 26 107 103 102 222 205 10 7 3 .968 2.01 OF-3B
Don Kolloway 28 117 113 110 736 378 331 27 86 .963 6.01 2B-1B-3B
Thornton Lee 40 21 11 2 21 4 15 2 1 .905 0.90 1 1 50% 50% 0 P
Eddie Lopat 29 31 31 22 50 12 36 2 0 .960 1.55 3 2 40% 50% 0 P
Gordon Maltzberger 34 33 0 0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 0.55 1 0 0% 50% 0 P
Cass Michaels 21 104 103 96 492 210 267 15 61 .970 4.50 2B-3B-SS
Frank Papish 29 38 26 6 40 11 27 2 2 .950 1.00 3 2 40% 50% 0 P
Dave Philley 27 137 137 133 376 356 15 5 3 .987 2.71 OF-3B
Johnny Rigney 32 11 7 2 18 2 15 1 2 .944 1.55 3 2 40% 50% 0 P
Red Ruffing 42 9 9 1 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 P
Eddie Smith 33 15 5 0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 0.33 0 0 0 P
Joe Stephenson 26 13 11 7 49 42 5 2 0 .959 3.62 1 0 9 5 36% 46% 0 C
Mike Tresh 33 89 87 67 360 313 38 9 10 .975 3.94 4 13 27 14 34% 46% 1 C
Thurman Tucker 29 65 62 60 180 171 5 4 2 .978 2.71 OF
Jack Wallaesa 27 50 48 47 231 130 96 5 22 .978 4.52 SS-OF-3B
Taffy Wright 35 100 98 96 210 198 6 6 1 .971 2.04 OF
Rudy York 33 102 102 101 1008 932 71 5 106 .995 9.83 1B
Team Totals 30.3 155 1395 1233 6155 4173 1827 155 180 .975 3.68 13 21 58 40 41% 47% 1
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 7
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
Luke Appling 40 139 573 19 -0 0 0 9 28 2.9 17 44 4.6 .521 .518 4.7 0.9 44 $16,000 Purchased *6/5
Floyd Baker* 30 105 439 2 -0 0 11 0 12 1.3 13 25 2.6 .513 .508 1.4 1.2 14 Purchased 5/46
Hi Bithorn 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Waivers /1
Earl Caldwell 42 40 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $11,000 1
Loyd Christopher 27 7 25 -1 -0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Rule 5 Draft /7O
George Dickey# 31 83 246 -7 0 0 -1 2 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .493 .496 0.2 0.1 3 Purchased 2
Pete Gebrian 23 27 14 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Rule 5 Draft 1
Bob Gillespie 27 25 36 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Rule 5 Draft 1
Orval Grove 27 25 54 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $12,000 1
Earl Harrist 28 33 26 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Rule 5 Draft 1
Joe Haynes 29 29 66 -4 0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 Purchased 1
Ralph Hodgin* 32 59 198 3 0 0 0 -2 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .503 .501 0.8 -0.2 8 $8,500 Rule 5 Draft O7/9
Jake Jones 26 45 185 -4 0 0 -1 -2 -7 -0.8 5 -1 -0.2 .483 .495 -0.1 -0.3 -0 Purchased 3
Bob Kennedy 26 115 447 -9 -0 0 -3 -5 -17 -2.0 13 -4 -0.6 .483 .488 -0.3 -0.9 -1 Amateur Free Agent *O97/58
Don Kolloway 28 124 509 -9 1 0 0 4 -3 -0.4 15 12 1.1 .497 .498 1.1 0.4 12 $11,000 Traded 43/5
Joe Kuhel* 41 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $9,000 Free Agency
Thornton Lee* 40 21 31 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 Traded 1
Eddie Lopat* 29 35 105 -9 0 0 0 11 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
Gordon Maltzberger 34 33 10 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $9,000 1
Cass Michaels 21 110 403 2 1 0 2 3 8 0.8 12 19 2.0 .508 .505 1.8 0.5 17 $10,000 Amateur Free Agent 45/6
Frank Papish 29 38 65 -12 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 $8,000 Purchased 1
Dave Philley# 27 143 592 -10 -1 0 2 -2 -12 -1.4 17 5 0.4 .491 .492 0.2 -0.1 3 $10,000 Purchased *O87/5
Johnny Rigney 32 11 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $14,000 1
Red Ruffing 42 14 25 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $15,000 Free Agency /1
Eddie Smith# 33 15 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $12,500 Waivers 1
Joe Stephenson 26 16 37 -4 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .467 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 2
Mike Tresh 33 90 304 -10 1 0 0 3 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .491 .495 0.1 0.2 2 $14,000 Traded 2
Thurman Tucker* 29 89 293 -4 1 0 -2 -0 -5 -0.6 8 3 0.2 .493 .496 0.5 -0.3 5 $12,000 Purchased 8O
Jack Wallaesa# 27 81 229 -6 -0 0 4 1 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.4 .498 .499 0.0 0.5 1 Purchased 67O/5
Taffy Wright* 35 124 455 14 -0 0 -4 -5 6 0.5 13 19 1.9 .505 .504 2.3 -1.0 23 $15,000 Traded O97
Rudy York 33 102 438 1 1 0 1 -5 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.0 .498 .499 0.9 -0.4 10 Traded 3
Team Total 30.2 1783 5838 -77 2 0 8 50 -16 -2.8 156 140 13.5 .499 .500 12.8 0.2 132 $187,000
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
Hi Bithorn 31 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 4.67 0.05 0.00 96.0 4.44 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .557 .501 Waivers
Earl Caldwell 42 54.1 40 0 23 3.81 4.37 0.05 0.00 98.2 4.25 3 0.3 1.2 -0.0 0.7 7 .508 .502 $11,000
Pete Gebrian 23 66.1 27 4 40 5.43 4.23 0.05 0.00 99.4 4.16 -9 -1.0 .9 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .464 .494 Rule 5 Draft
Bob Gillespie 27 118.0 25 17 71 5.42 3.99 0.05 0.00 97.8 3.84 -20 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .418 .487 Rule 5 Draft
Orval Grove 27 135.2 25 19 78 5.17 4.13 0.06 0.00 100.6 4.10 -16 -1.6 .8 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .435 .490 $12,000
Earl Harrist 28 93.2 33 4 48 4.61 4.13 0.05 0.00 99.3 4.05 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.1 0.1 1 .482 .496 Rule 5 Draft
Joe Haynes 29 182.0 29 22 65 3.21 4.33 0.05 0.00 99.2 4.24 21 2.5 1.0 -0.1 3.8 34 .586 .515 Purchased
Thornton Lee* 40 86.2 21 11 50 5.19 4.44 0.05 0.00 97.9 4.30 -8 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .458 .495 Traded
Eddie Lopat* 29 252.2 31 31 88 3.13 4.29 0.05 0.00 98.4 4.17 30 3.6 -0.1 5.4 48 .615 .522 Minor Lg Working Ag
Gordon Maltzberger 34 63.2 33 0 26 3.68 4.49 0.05 0.00 98.3 4.37 5 0.6 1.2 -0.0 1.0 10 .517 .504 $9,000
Frank Papish* 29 199.0 38 26 82 3.71 4.06 0.05 0.00 100.4 4.03 8 0.9 1.6 -0.1 2.4 22 .523 .505 $8,000 Purchased
Johnny Rigney 32 50.2 11 7 15 2.66 4.04 0.05 0.00 98.4 3.93 7 0.8 .5 -0.0 1.2 11 .577 .505 $14,000
Red Ruffing 42 53.0 9 9 39 6.62 4.40 0.06 0.00 98.2 4.26 -14 -1.3 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .355 .492 $15,000 Free Agency
Eddie Smith* 33 33.1 15 5 36 9.72 4.35 0.06 0.00 98.7 4.24 -20 -2.0 .5 0.2 -1.5 -18 .370 .488 $12,500 Waivers
Team Total 30.4 1391.0 339 155 661 4.28 4.23 0.05 0.00 99.0 4.13 -17 -0.6 1.1 -0.7 9.8 79 .498 .501 $81,500
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1946 / 1948 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics