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1928 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

98-55, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (98-55)
Scored 829 runs, Allowed 615 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 97-56

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 689,756 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 98


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1927 / 1929 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 Mickey Cochrane* 25 131 571 468 92 137 26 12 10 57 7 5 76 25 .293 .395 .464 .859 122 217 3 21
2 1B Joe Hauser* 29 95 368 300 61 78 19 5 16 59 4 2 52 45 .260 .369 .517 .886 128 155 0 14
3 2B Max Bishop* 28 126 591 472 104 149 27 5 6 50 6 10 100 36 .316 .438 .432 .870 127 204 3 14
4 SS Joe Boley 31 132 479 425 49 112 20 3 0 49 5 1 32 11 .264 .317 .325 .641 67 138 1 21
5 3B Sammy Hale 31 88 335 314 38 97 20 9 4 58 2 0 9 21 .309 .334 .468 .803 106 147 3 10
6 OF Al Simmons 26 119 509 464 78 163 33 9 15 107 1 4 31 30 .351 .396 .558 .954 145 259 3 11
7 OF Bing Miller 33 139 565 510 76 168 34 7 8 85 10 6 27 24 .329 .372 .471 .843 117 240 8 19
8 OF Ty Cobb* 41 95 393 353 54 114 27 4 1 40 6 8 34 16 .323 .389 .431 .819 112 152 4 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 UT Jimmie Foxx 20 118 473 400 85 131 29 10 13 79 3 9 60 43 .328 .416 .548 .964 148 219 1 12
10 OF Mule Haas* 24 91 364 332 41 93 21 4 6 39 2 3 23 20 .280 .331 .422 .752 94 140 2 8
11 IF Jimmy Dykes 31 85 285 242 39 67 11 0 5 30 2 1 27 21 .277 .361 .384 .746 93 93 5 12
12 OF Tris Speaker* 40 64 212 191 28 51 22 2 3 30 5 1 10 5 .267 .310 .450 .761 95 86 2 9
13 1B Ossie Orwoll* 27 64 191 170 28 52 13 2 0 22 3 1 16 24 .306 .366 .406 .771 100 69 0 5
14 OF Walt French* 28 48 76 74 9 19 4 0 0 7 1 1 2 5 .257 .286 .311 .597 55 23 1 0
15 SS Joe Hassler 23 28 40 34 5 9 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 4 .265 .306 .324 .629 63 11 0 4
16 MI Eddie Collins* 41 36 37 33 3 10 3 0 0 7 0 0 4 4 .303 .378 .394 .772 101 13 0 0
17 C Cy Perkins 32 19 31 29 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 .172 .200 .172 .372 -3 5 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
18 P Lefty Grove* 28 39 104 88 10 15 2 1 1 6 0 0 10 41 .170 .263 .250 .513 34 22 1 5
19 P Rube Walberg* 31 38 92 86 10 18 4 0 1 7 1 0 3 13 .209 .236 .291 .527 36 25 0 3
20 P Jack Quinn 44 31 88 79 3 13 2 0 0 12 0 0 3 23 .165 .195 .190 .385 0 15 0 6
21 P George Earnshaw 28 26 63 57 3 14 2 0 0 6 1 0 1 7 .246 .259 .281 .539 40 16 0 5
22 P Eddie Rommel 30 43 58 47 5 12 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 5 .255 .352 .319 .671 75 15 0 4
23 P Howard Ehmke 34 23 57 46 6 11 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 3 .239 .255 .348 .603 55 16 0 10
24 P Bullet Joe Bush 35 15 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .067 .125 .067 .192 -49 1 0 0
25 P Bill Shores 24 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
26 P Jing Johnson 33 3 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 220 3 0 0
27 P Carroll Yerkes 25 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
28 P Art Daney 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 P Ike Powers 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.4 153 6010 5241 828 1541 326 75 89 760 59 54 532 435 .294 .363 .436 .799 106 2284 37 196
Rank in 8 AL teams 5 2 2 1 6 2 6 4 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 1
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.2 153 5520 4811 791 1455 311 72 87 723 57 54 506 335 .302 .373 .451 .824 113 2171 36 163
Pitcher Totals 32.6 153 490 430 37 86 15 3 2 37 2 0 26 100 .200 .247 .263 .510 32 113 1 33
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 Lefty Grove* 28 24 8 .750 2.58 2.75 39 31 6 24 4 3 261.2 228 93 75 10 64 183 1 0 4 1064 155 1.116 7.8 0.3 2.2 6.3 2.86
2 SP Rube Walberg* 31 17 12 .586 3.55 3.86 38 30 6 15 3 2 235.2 236 111 93 19 64 112 3 0 1 987 113 1.273 9.0 0.7 2.4 4.3 1.75
3 SP Jack Quinn 44 18 7 .720 2.90 3.27 31 28 2 18 4 1 211.1 239 92 68 3 34 43 7 0 0 898 138 1.292 10.2 0.1 1.4 1.8 1.26
4 SP George Earnshaw 28 7 7 .500 3.81 3.92 26 22 4 7 3 1 158.1 143 81 67 7 100 117 1 0 7 713 105 1.535 8.1 0.4 5.7 6.7 1.17
5 SP Howard Ehmke 34 9 8 .529 3.62 4.01 23 18 3 5 1 0 139.1 135 65 56 6 44 34 4 0 0 593 111 1.285 8.7 0.4 2.8 2.2 0.77
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 RP Eddie Rommel 30 13 5 .722 3.06 3.79 43 11 18 6 0 4 173.2 177 70 59 11 26 37 2 0 2 709 131 1.169 9.2 0.6 1.3 1.9 1.42
7 RP Ossie Orwoll* 27 6 5 .545 4.58 4.24 27 8 15 3 0 2 106.0 110 59 54 7 50 53 2 0 3 473 88 1.509 9.3 0.6 4.2 4.5 1.06
8 RP Bullet Joe Bush 35 2 1 .667 5.09 4.04 11 2 7 1 0 1 35.1 39 21 20 1 18 15 1 0 1 157 79 1.613 9.9 0.3 4.6 3.8 0.83
9 RP Ike Powers 22 1 0 1.000 4.50 6.07 9 0 7 0 0 2 12.0 8 6 6 1 10 4 1 0 0 51 92 1.500 6.0 0.8 7.5 3.0 0.40
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
10 Bill Shores 24 1 1 .500 3.21 3.69 3 2 0 1 0 0 14.0 13 7 5 0 7 5 0 0 1 61 128 1.429 8.4 0.0 4.5 3.2 0.71
11 Jing Johnson 33 0 0 5.06 4.97 3 0 2 0 0 0 10.2 13 8 6 1 5 3 0 0 0 48 82 1.688 11.0 0.8 4.2 2.5 0.60
12 Carroll Yerkes* 25 0 1 .000 2.08 3.37 2 1 1 1 0 0 8.2 7 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 33 201 1.038 7.3 0.0 2.1 1.0 0.50
13 Art Daney 23 0 0 0.00 2.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 31.9 98 55 .641 3.36 3.62 153 153 72 81 15 16 1367.2 1349 615 511 66 424 607 22 0 19 5791 119 1.296 8.9 0.4 2.8 4.0 1.43
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 7 1 3 1 2 7 1 1 1 6 1 1
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
Max Bishop 28 125 123 119 670 284 371 15 62 .978 5.24 2B
Joe Boley 31 132 132 108 594 244 320 30 51 .949 4.27 SS
Bullet Joe Bush 35 12 3 2 16 6 10 0 1 1.000 1.33 P-OF
Ty Cobb 41 85 85 74 167 154 7 6 0 .964 1.89 OF
Mickey Cochrane 25 130 129 115 741 645 71 25 8 .966 5.51 8 65 31 32% 41% C
Eddie Collins 41 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 2B-SS
Art Daney 23 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Jimmy Dykes 31 82 66 57 345 168 168 9 21 .974 4.05 2B-SS-3B-1B-OF
George Earnshaw 28 26 22 7 37 6 27 4 0 .892 1.27 P
Howard Ehmke 34 23 18 5 43 6 35 2 2 .953 1.78 P
Jimmie Foxx 20 109 104 102 588 416 155 17 32 .971 5.24 1 8 6 43% 41% 3B-1B-C
Walt French 28 19 7 6 34 33 1 0 0 1.000 1.79 OF
Lefty Grove 28 39 31 24 47 6 40 1 0 .979 1.18 P
Mule Haas 24 82 75 74 189 175 9 5 1 .974 2.24 OF
Sammy Hale 31 79 78 76 295 86 189 20 17 .932 3.48 3B
Joe Hassler 23 28 10 6 66 26 32 8 5 .879 2.07 SS
Joe Hauser 29 88 85 84 864 811 41 12 51 .986 9.68 1B
Jing Johnson 33 3 0 0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 1.33 P
Bing Miller 33 133 133 125 316 298 8 10 2 .968 2.30 OF
Ossie Orwoll 27 61 41 34 376 328 41 7 32 .981 6.05 P-1B
Cy Perkins 32 19 6 5 55 47 7 1 0 .982 2.84 1 10 3 23% 41% C
Ike Powers 22 9 0 0 6 2 4 0 3 1.000 0.67 P
Jack Quinn 44 31 28 18 63 7 55 1 2 .984 2.00 P
Eddie Rommel 30 43 11 6 59 8 51 0 5 1.000 1.37 P
Bill Shores 24 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67 P
Al Simmons 26 114 114 108 244 231 10 3 2 .988 2.11 OF
Tris Speaker 40 49 43 41 122 111 8 3 1 .975 2.38 OF
Rube Walberg 31 38 30 15 69 9 56 4 3 .942 1.71 P
Carroll Yerkes 25 2 1 1 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.50 P
Team Totals 29.5 153 1377 1213 6019 4108 1728 183 303 .970 3.72 10 83 40 33% 41%
Rank in 8 AL teams 3 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
Max Bishop* 28 126 591 25 -2 0 3 4 30 2.9 20 50 5.0 .523 .518 4.6 0.7 47 $7,500 Purchased *4
Joe Boley 31 132 479 -20 1 0 -5 8 -16 -1.5 18 2 0.3 .488 .490 0.7 0.3 7 $8,500 Purchased *6
Bullet Joe Bush 35 15 16 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $6,000 Purchased 1/7O
Ty Cobb* 41 95 393 8 -2 0 2 -4 4 0.4 15 19 1.9 .504 .503 1.7 -0.2 17 $35,000 Assigned O9
Mickey Cochrane* 25 131 571 18 0 0 -3 4 19 1.9 21 40 4.0 .514 .512 4.3 0.2 43 $10,000 Traded *2
Eddie Collins* 41 36 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $15,000 Free Agency /46
Art Daney 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Jimmy Dykes 31 85 285 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 11 13 1.3 .502 .501 1.2 0.3 13 $10,000 Rule 5 Draft 465/37O
George Earnshaw 28 26 63 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $5,462 Traded 1
Howard Ehmke 34 23 57 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $6,000 Traded 1
Jimmie Foxx 20 118 473 29 -3 0 3 1 30 3.0 18 48 4.7 .525 .518 4.4 0.4 45 $5,000 Purchased 532
Walt French* 28 48 76 -5 -0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $7,500 Amateur Free Agent O9/7
Lefty Grove* 28 39 104 -10 0 0 0 11 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $9,000 Purchased 1
Mule Haas* 24 91 364 -3 -0 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.8 14 6 0.6 .491 .495 0.8 -0.4 8 $3,500 Purchased O87/9
Sammy Hale 31 88 335 1 1 0 5 2 10 1.0 13 22 2.2 .511 .506 1.7 0.8 17 $8,000 Purchased 5
Joe Hassler 23 28 40 -2 -0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 6
Joe Hauser* 29 95 368 11 0 0 0 -4 8 0.8 14 22 2.2 .508 .505 2.1 -0.4 22 $6,500 Traded 3
Jing Johnson 33 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .534 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $6,000 /1
Bing Miller 33 139 565 13 0 0 6 -5 14 1.4 21 35 3.5 .510 .509 2.9 0.1 29 $8,000 Traded *O987
Ossie Orwoll* 27 64 191 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0 -0.0 7 7 0.7 .499 .500 0.6 -0.1 6 $6,000 Traded 31
Cy Perkins 32 19 31 -4 -0 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .476 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,500 Purchased 2
Ike Powers 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Jack Quinn 44 31 88 -13 0 0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,500 Waivers 1
Eddie Rommel 30 43 58 -2 0 0 0 6 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .511 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $10,000 Purchased 1
Bill Shores 24 3 5 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .466 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,500 /1
Al Simmons 26 119 509 29 -1 0 4 -5 27 2.7 19 46 4.6 .522 .516 4.1 -0.1 42 $15,000 Traded *7O
Tris Speaker* 40 64 212 -2 1 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.6 -0.2 6 $15,000 Free Agency O8/7
Rube Walberg* 31 38 92 -9 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $7,500 Purchased 1
Carroll Yerkes 25 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .469 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Team Total 29.4 1711 6010 49 -3 0 11 52 108 10.8 205 313 31.3 .506 .505 29.7 1.3 302 $226,962
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
Bullet Joe Bush 35 35.1 11 2 21 5.35 4.57 0.07 0.00 98.0 4.41 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 0 .467 .498 $6,000 Purchased
Art Daney 23 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 6.07 0.09 0.00 98.0 5.86 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .567 .500
George Earnshaw 28 158.0 26 22 81 4.61 4.67 0.07 0.00 99.7 4.59 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.5 17 .496 .499 $5,462 Traded
Howard Ehmke 34 139.1 23 18 65 4.20 4.79 0.08 0.00 99.3 4.68 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.1 23 .531 .504 $6,000 Traded
Lefty Grove* 28 261.2 39 31 93 3.20 4.76 0.07 0.00 98.6 4.62 41 4.3 1.0 -0.1 6.9 70 .611 .527 $9,000 Purchased
Jing Johnson 33 10.2 3 0 8 6.75 5.11 0.08 0.00 98.0 4.93 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .431 .499 $6,000
Ossie Orwoll* 27 106.0 27 8 59 5.01 4.96 0.07 0.00 98.1 4.79 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.8 9 .489 .498 $6,000 Traded
Ike Powers 22 12.0 9 0 6 4.50 5.11 0.06 0.00 98.0 4.94 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .506 .500
Jack Quinn 44 211.2 31 28 92 3.91 4.72 0.08 0.00 98.9 4.59 15 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.6 39 .550 .510 $6,500 Waivers
Eddie Rommel 30 173.2 43 11 70 3.63 4.68 0.08 0.00 100.2 4.61 18 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.6 38 .544 .512 $10,000 Purchased
Bill Shores 24 14.0 3 2 7 4.50 5.02 0.07 0.00 98.0 4.85 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .516 .500 $2,500
Rube Walberg* 31 235.2 38 30 111 4.24 4.70 0.07 0.00 99.4 4.60 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 3.2 36 .523 .505 $7,500 Purchased
Carroll Yerkes* 25 8.2 2 1 2 2.08 4.36 0.07 0.00 99.7 4.28 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .612 .501
Team Total 31.9 1367.2 256 153 615 4.05 4.74 0.07 0.00 99.1 4.63 84 8.8 1.0 -0.6 22.3 239 .534 .508 $64,962
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics