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1951 Cincinnati Reds

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1950 / 1952

68-86, Finished 6th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Luke Sewell (68-86)
GM: Warren Giles (Resigned 9/27/1951)
Scored 559 runs, Allowed 667 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-89

Ballparks: Crosley Field · Attendance: 588,268 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 101

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1950 / 1952 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 Dixie Howell 31 77 222 207 22 52 6 1 2 18 0 2 15 34 .251 .302 .319 .621 66 66 3 0 0
2 1B Ted Kluszewski* 26 154 644 607 74 157 35 2 13 77 6 2 35 33 .259 .301 .387 .688 83 235 16 2 0
3 2B Connie Ryan 31 136 560 473 75 112 17 4 16 53 11 6 79 72 .237 .350 .391 .741 98 185 13 3 5
4 SS Virgil Stallcup 29 121 434 428 33 103 17 2 8 49 2 4 6 40 .241 .251 .346 .597 58 148 9 0 0
5 3B Grady Hatton* 28 96 366 331 41 84 9 3 4 37 4 2 33 32 .254 .321 .335 .657 76 111 4 0 2
6 OF Joe Adcock 23 113 422 395 40 96 16 4 10 47 1 2 24 29 .243 .288 .380 .668 77 150 25 1 2
7 OF Johnny Wyrostek* 31 142 598 537 52 167 31 3 2 61 2 1 54 54 .311 .376 .391 .767 106 210 10 2 5
8 OF Lloyd Merriman* 26 114 392 359 34 87 23 2 5 36 8 4 31 34 .242 .303 .359 .662 77 129 4 0 2
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 IF Bobby Adams 29 125 450 403 57 107 12 5 5 24 4 10 43 40 .266 .338 .357 .695 86 144 6 1 3
10 OF Bob Usher 26 114 333 303 27 63 12 2 5 25 4 5 19 36 .208 .257 .310 .567 51 94 8 1 10
11 C Johnny Pramesa 25 72 234 227 12 52 5 2 6 22 0 0 5 17 .229 .246 .348 .594 57 79 7 0 2
12 SS Roy McMillan 21 85 222 199 21 42 4 0 1 8 0 0 17 26 .211 .273 .246 .519 40 49 2 0 5
13 OF Hank Edwards* 32 41 140 127 14 40 9 1 3 20 0 2 13 17 .315 .379 .472 .851 127 60 3 0 0
14 C Bob Scheffing 37 47 139 122 9 31 2 0 2 14 0 0 16 9 .254 .345 .320 .665 79 39 2 1 0
15 OF Barney McCosky* 34 25 55 50 2 16 2 1 1 11 0 0 4 2 .320 .370 .460 .830 121 23 0 0 1
16 OF Wally Post 21 15 44 41 6 9 3 0 1 7 0 0 3 4 .220 .273 .366 .639 69 15 2 0 0
17 IF Sammy Meeks 28 23 35 35 4 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 .229 .229 .229 .457 23 8 2 0 0
18 OF Danny Litwhiler 34 12 31 29 3 8 1 0 2 3 0 0 2 5 .276 .323 .517 .840 121 15 0 0 0
19 C Hobie Landrith* 21 4 14 13 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .385 .429 .462 .890 138 6 0 0 0
20 Ted Tappe* 20 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 79 1 0 0 0
21 Jim Bolger 19 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 P Ken Raffensberger 33 42 92 82 4 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 31 .122 .163 .146 .309 -17 12 2 0 6
23 P Ewell Blackwell 28 39 89 82 10 24 3 1 1 6 0 0 5 12 .293 .333 .390 .724 93 32 1 0 2
24 P Howie Fox 30 40 80 70 3 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 11 .114 .139 .186 .325 -14 13 1 0 8
25 P Willie Ramsdell 35 31 65 58 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 15 .155 .183 .172 .356 -4 10 2 0 5
26 P Herm Wehmeier 24 46 61 59 8 17 2 0 0 6 0 0 1 8 .288 .300 .322 .622 67 19 2 0 2
27 P Harry Perkowski* 28 37 28 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .040 .040 .040 .080 -79 1 0 0 3
28 P Frank Smith 23 50 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1
29 P Bud Byerly 30 41 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -58 0 0 0 0
30 P Eddie Erautt 26 30 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
31 P Kent Peterson 25 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
32 P Jim Blackburn 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 P Ed Blake 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.1 155 5775 5285 559 1309 215 33 88 528 44 40 415 577 .248 .304 .351 .655 75 1854 125 11 64
Rank in 8 NL teams 8 8 8 5 8 8 6 7 8 3 8 8 8 8 8 8
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.0 155 5338 4889 530 1240 205 32 86 514 44 40 400 489 .254 .312 .361 .673 80 1767 116 11 37
Pitcher Totals 29.8 155 437 396 29 69 10 1 2 14 0 0 15 88 .174 .204 .220 .424 14 87 9 0 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 FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Ken Raffensberger* 33 16 17 .485 3.44 3.87 42 33 8 14 5 5 248.2 232 108 95 29 38 81 6 0 3 1008 119 1.086 8.4 1.0 1.4 2.9 2.13
2 SP Ewell Blackwell 28 16 15 .516 3.44 3.71 38 32 5 11 2 2 232.2 204 110 89 16 97 120 9 1 5 996 119 1.294 7.9 0.6 3.8 4.6 1.24
3 SP Howie Fox 30 9 14 .391 3.83 3.83 40 30 5 9 4 2 228.0 239 105 97 16 69 57 2 0 2 958 107 1.351 9.4 0.6 2.7 2.3 0.83
4 SP Willie Ramsdell 35 9 17 .346 4.04 3.97 31 31 0 10 1 0 196.0 204 103 88 18 70 88 8 1 9 857 101 1.398 9.4 0.8 3.2 4.0 1.26
5 SP Herm Wehmeier 24 7 10 .412 3.70 4.04 39 22 8 10 2 2 184.2 167 82 76 15 89 93 4 1 3 796 110 1.386 8.1 0.7 4.3 4.5 1.04
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Frank Smith 23 5 5 .500 3.20 3.81 50 0 35 0 0 11 76.0 65 33 27 7 22 34 4 0 1 315 128 1.145 7.7 0.8 2.6 4.0 1.55
7 RP Harry Perkowski* 28 3 6 .333 2.82 3.02 35 7 8 1 0 1 102.0 96 42 32 2 46 56 1 0 5 435 145 1.392 8.5 0.2 4.1 4.9 1.22
8 RP Bud Byerly 30 2 1 .667 3.27 4.04 40 0 16 0 0 0 66.0 69 33 24 6 25 28 2 0 3 289 125 1.424 9.4 0.8 3.4 3.8 1.12
9 RP Eddie Erautt 26 0 0 5.72 4.77 30 0 10 0 0 0 39.1 50 31 25 4 23 20 3 0 2 188 72 1.856 11.4 0.9 5.3 4.6 0.87
10 RP Kent Peterson* 25 1 1 .500 6.52 4.24 9 0 3 0 0 0 9.2 13 8 7 0 8 5 1 0 1 50 65 2.172 12.1 0.0 7.4 4.7 0.63
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
11 Ed Blake 25 0 0 11.25 12.48 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 10 5 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 24 40 2.750 22.5 6.8 2.3 2.3 1.00
12 Jim Blackburn 27 0 0 17.18 15.84 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 7 7 3 2 1 2 0 0 22 26 2.727 19.6 7.4 4.9 2.5 0.50
Team Totals 29.4 68 86 .442 3.70 3.90 155 155 100 55 14 23 1390.2 1357 667 572 119 490 584 42 4 34 5938 110 1.328 8.8 0.8 3.2 3.8 1.19
Rank in 8 NL teams 6 3 2 6 3 1 3 2 4 2 3 2 4
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ 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
Bobby Adams 29 96 92 83 417 184 215 18 33 .957 3.87 3B-2B-OF
Joe Adcock 23 107 103 89 233 221 8 4 2 .983 2.14 OF
Ewell Blackwell 28 38 32 11 57 6 46 5 5 .912 1.37 14 3 18% 43% 0 P
Jim Blackburn 27 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0 0 P
Ed Blake 25 3 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 .750 1.00 0 0 0 P
Bud Byerly 30 40 0 0 22 4 16 2 0 .909 0.50 6 0 0% 43% 0 P
Hank Edwards 32 34 33 23 65 64 0 1 0 .985 1.88 OF
Eddie Erautt 26 30 0 0 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 0.37 2 3 60% 43% 0 P
Howie Fox 30 40 30 9 59 8 49 2 3 .966 1.43 8 3 27% 43% 3 P
Grady Hatton 28 88 84 82 288 104 176 8 24 .972 3.15 3B-OF
Dixie Howell 31 73 57 53 307 275 28 4 5 .987 4.15 4 10 31 7 18% 41% 1 C
Ted Kluszewski 26 154 153 153 1474 1381 88 5 115 .997 9.54 1B
Hobie Landrith 21 4 4 4 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 6.25 0 0 1 1 50% 42% 0 C
Danny Litwhiler 34 7 6 5 15 14 0 1 0 .933 2.00 OF
Barney McCosky 34 11 11 4 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.55 OF
Roy McMillan 21 65 53 46 261 92 160 9 28 .966 3.76 SS-3B-2B
Sammy Meeks 28 5 4 3 14 9 4 1 2 .929 2.60 3B-SS
Lloyd Merriman 26 102 89 78 315 309 5 1 2 .997 3.08 OF
Harry Perkowski 28 35 7 1 23 1 22 0 2 1.000 0.66 2 2 50% 43% 0 P
Kent Peterson 25 9 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.33 0 1 100% 43% 0 P
Wally Post 21 9 9 9 27 25 1 1 0 .963 2.89 OF
Johnny Pramesa 25 63 61 45 277 241 27 9 4 .968 4.25 7 15 27 13 33% 41% 0 C
Ken Raffensberger 33 42 33 14 39 5 31 3 1 .923 0.86 7 2 22% 43% 0 P
Willie Ramsdell 35 31 31 10 39 7 29 3 3 .923 1.16 12 7 37% 43% 2 P
Connie Ryan 31 126 125 117 723 348 353 22 75 .970 5.52 2B-3B-1B-OF
Bob Scheffing 37 41 33 28 167 150 13 4 1 .976 3.98 3 5 15 8 35% 41% 1 C
Frank Smith 23 50 0 0 21 3 17 1 0 .952 0.40 5 0 0% 43% 0 P
Virgil Stallcup 29 117 111 102 540 190 333 17 61 .969 4.47 SS
Bob Usher 26 98 74 69 233 218 9 6 4 .974 2.32 OF
Herm Wehmeier 24 39 22 10 41 14 23 4 3 .902 0.95 9 3 25% 43% 1 P
Johnny Wyrostek 31 139 138 136 271 255 8 8 2 .970 1.89 OF
Team Totals 28.0 155 1395 1184 5989 4172 1677 140 377 .977 3.42 14 30 74 29 28% 42% 8
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 8 3
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
Bobby Adams 29 125 450 -7 -3 1 -3 2 -10 -1.1 17 7 0.6 .492 .494 1.1 -0.2 10 Amateur Free Agent 54/O9
Joe Adcock 23 113 422 -13 -2 -4 4 -5 -19 -2.1 16 -3 -0.5 .482 .487 -0.8 -0.1 -7 Amateur Free Agent *O7
Jim Blackburn 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent /1
Ewell Blackwell 28 39 89 -1 0 0 0 9 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .521 .505 0.9 -0.0 8 Amateur Free Agent 1
Ed Blake 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded /1
Jim Bolger 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .510 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent
Bud Byerly 30 41 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Free Agency 1
Hank Edwards* 32 41 140 5 -1 -0 0 -2 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .506 .501 0.8 -0.2 7 Waivers O7/9
Eddie Erautt 26 30 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
Howie Fox 30 40 80 -12 -0 -0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 Amateur Free Agent 1
Grady Hatton* 28 96 366 -10 -0 2 4 0 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .495 .497 0.5 0.4 5 Amateur Free Agent 5/7O
Dixie Howell 31 77 222 -10 -1 0 0 2 -9 -1.0 8 -1 -0.1 .487 .494 -0.1 0.2 -1 $8,000 Rule 5 Draft 2
Ted Kluszewski* 26 154 644 -14 1 0 0 -7 -19 -2.1 24 5 0.4 .487 .488 0.5 -0.8 5 Amateur Free Agent *3
Hobie Landrith* 21 4 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .528 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Amateur Free Agent /2
Danny Litwhiler 34 12 31 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 Traded /O9
Barney McCosky* 34 25 55 2 0 0 -1 -0 0 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.4 -0.1 4 Purchased O/78
Roy McMillan 21 85 222 -17 0 0 1 3 -11 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .486 .493 -0.4 0.4 -4 Amateur Free Agent 65/4
Sammy Meeks 28 23 35 -4 0 -0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .479 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 Unknown /56
Lloyd Merriman* 26 114 392 -12 -0 0 10 -2 -4 -0.4 15 11 1.1 .497 .498 0.1 0.8 1 Amateur Free Agent O87
Harry Perkowski* 28 37 28 -7 -0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 Free Agency 1
Kent Peterson 25 9 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Amateur Free Agent /1
Wally Post 21 15 44 -2 -0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 Amateur Free Agent /8O
Johnny Pramesa 25 72 234 -14 -0 -1 -2 2 -15 -1.6 9 -6 -0.7 .478 .490 -0.4 -0.0 -4 Rule 5 Draft 2
Ken Raffensberger 33 42 92 -15 0 -0 0 9 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 Traded 1
Willie Ramsdell 35 31 65 -9 -1 -0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 Purchased 1
Connie Ryan 31 136 560 -0 -0 -2 -4 5 -1 -0.2 21 20 2.0 .499 .499 2.6 0.1 24 Traded *4/53O9
Bob Scheffing 37 47 139 -3 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.3 0.0 3 Traded 2
Frank Smith 23 50 11 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $5,600 MinorLg Draft 1
Virgil Stallcup 29 121 434 -25 -1 -0 2 7 -17 -1.9 16 -1 -0.2 .485 .489 -0.3 0.9 -3 Rule 5 Draft *6
Ted Tappe* 20 4 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent
Bob Usher 26 114 333 -21 -2 -0 -4 -1 -28 -3.0 13 -16 -1.8 .474 .482 -1.3 -0.6 -12 Amateur Free Agent O87/9
Herm Wehmeier 24 46 61 -3 -0 -0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Amateur Free Agent 1
Johnny Wyrostek* 31 142 598 6 -1 1 -6 -6 -6 -0.8 23 16 1.5 .495 .496 2.3 -1.3 22 Traded *O9/7
Team Total 28.1 1892 5775 -188 -10 -3 -1 43 -159 -17.7 201 41 2.9 .491 .494 4.3 -0.6 43 $13,600
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
Jim Blackburn 27 3.2 2 0 7 17.18 5.35 -0.01 0.00 98.0 5.25 -5 -0.4 .2 0.2 -0.2 -4 .296 .497 Amateur Free Agent
Ewell Blackwell 28 232.2 38 32 110 4.26 4.64 -0.01 0.00 102.3 4.76 13 1.4 2.1 -0.1 3.7 37 .537 .509 Amateur Free Agent
Ed Blake 25 4.0 3 0 5 11.25 5.07 -0.01 0.00 96.7 4.91 -3 -0.3 .1 0.1 -0.1 -2 .409 .498 Traded
Bud Byerly 30 66.0 40 0 33 4.50 4.68 -0.01 0.00 103.7 4.86 3 0.3 .8 -0.1 0.8 9 .507 .502 Free Agency
Eddie Erautt 26 39.1 30 0 31 7.09 4.73 -0.01 0.00 102.4 4.85 -10 -1.0 .4 0.2 -0.3 -6 .467 .494 Minor Lg Working Ag
Howie Fox 30 227.2 40 30 105 4.15 4.61 -0.01 0.00 103.5 4.78 16 1.7 1.5 -0.1 4.0 39 .543 .511 Amateur Free Agent
Harry Perkowski* 28 102.0 35 7 42 3.71 4.61 -0.01 0.00 103.4 4.78 12 1.3 .9 -0.1 2.2 23 .538 .508 Free Agency
Kent Peterson* 25 9.2 9 0 8 7.45 4.45 -0.01 0.00 105.5 4.71 -3 -0.3 .5 0.1 -0.1 -2 .467 .498 Amateur Free Agent
Ken Raffensberger* 33 248.2 42 33 108 3.91 4.59 -0.01 0.00 102.6 4.71 22 2.4 2.0 -0.0 4.9 48 .558 .515 Traded
Willie Ramsdell 35 196.0 31 31 103 4.73 4.59 -0.01 0.00 103.0 4.74 0 0.0 -0.1 1.9 20 .501 .500 Purchased
Frank Smith 23 76.1 50 0 33 3.89 4.71 -0.01 0.00 103.8 4.90 9 0.9 1.6 0.1 1.9 16 .518 .506 $5,600 MinorLg Draft
Herm Wehmeier 24 184.2 39 22 82 4.00 4.53 -0.01 0.00 103.0 4.68 14 1.5 .8 -0.1 3.3 33 .539 .509 Amateur Free Agent
Team Total 29.4 1390.2 359 155 667 4.32 4.61 -0.01 0.00 103.0 4.76 69 7.7 1.0 -0.0 22.0 212 .521 .506 $5,600
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1950 / 1952 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics