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1937 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1936 / 1938

54-97, Finished 7th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (39-80) and Earle Mack (15-17)
Scored 699 runs, Allowed 854 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-89

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 430,738 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 95


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1936 / 1938 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 Earle Brucker 36 102 368 317 40 82 16 5 6 37 1 2 48 30 .259 .356 .397 .754 91 126 0 3
2 1B Chubby Dean* 21 104 358 309 36 81 14 4 2 31 2 1 42 10 .262 .350 .353 .703 79 109 0 7
3 2B Rusty Peters 22 116 385 339 39 88 17 6 3 43 4 4 41 59 .260 .339 .372 .711 81 126 0 5
4 SS Skeeter Newsome 26 122 489 438 53 111 22 1 1 30 11 5 37 22 .253 .312 .315 .627 60 138 0 14
5 3B Billy Werber 29 128 576 493 85 144 31 4 7 70 35 13 74 39 .292 .386 .414 .799 103 204 1 8
6 OF Jesse Hill 30 70 275 242 32 71 12 3 1 37 16 3 31 20 .293 .374 .380 .754 92 92 0 2
7 OF Wally Moses* 26 154 713 649 113 208 48 13 25 86 9 7 54 38 .320 .374 .550 .925 132 357 2 7
8 OF Bob Johnson 31 138 577 477 91 146 32 6 25 108 9 7 98 65 .306 .425 .556 .981 147 265 1 0
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 Lou Finney* 26 92 404 379 53 95 14 9 1 20 2 5 20 16 .251 .288 .343 .631 60 130 0 5
10 OF Jack Rothrock# 32 88 260 232 28 62 15 0 0 21 1 0 28 15 .267 .346 .332 .678 73 77 0 0
11 C Frankie Hayes 22 60 217 188 24 49 11 1 10 38 0 0 29 34 .261 .359 .489 .849 114 92 0 0
12 2B Wayne Ambler 21 56 175 162 3 35 5 0 0 11 1 0 13 8 .216 .274 .247 .521 33 40 0 0
13 2B Bill Cissell 33 34 135 117 15 31 7 0 1 14 0 0 17 10 .265 .358 .350 .709 81 41 0 1
14 1B Gene Hasson* 21 28 111 98 12 30 6 3 3 14 0 0 13 14 .306 .387 .520 .908 129 51 0 0
15 MI Ace Parker 25 38 100 94 8 11 0 1 2 13 0 0 4 17 .117 .153 .202 .355 -11 19 0 2
16 C Bill Conroy 22 26 67 60 4 12 1 1 0 3 1 0 7 9 .200 .284 .250 .534 37 15 0 0
17 MI Warren Huston 23 38 57 54 5 7 3 0 0 3 0 1 2 9 .130 .161 .185 .346 -12 10 0 1
18 UT Babe Barna* 22 14 38 36 10 14 2 0 2 9 1 0 2 6 .389 .421 .611 1.032 159 22 0 0
19 OF Doyt Morris 20 6 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154 .154 .154 .308 -22 2 0 0
20 OF Eddie Yount 21 4 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 46 2 0 0
21 C Hal Wagner* 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 P Lynn Nelson* 32 74 120 113 18 40 6 2 4 29 1 0 6 13 .354 .387 .549 .935 135 62 0 1
23 P George Caster 29 37 93 90 6 19 4 0 0 11 0 0 2 24 .211 .228 .256 .484 23 23 0 1
24 P Eddie Smith# 23 40 77 73 4 17 6 0 0 3 1 0 2 11 .233 .253 .315 .568 44 23 0 2
25 P Harry Kelley 31 41 75 71 6 16 5 0 0 8 0 0 2 5 .225 .257 .296 .553 40 21 1 1
26 P Bud Thomas 26 35 58 47 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 25 .128 .196 .213 .409 4 10 0 7
27 P Buck Ross 22 28 54 49 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 24 .102 .185 .102 .287 -25 5 0 0
28 P Al Williams 23 16 28 24 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .083 .120 .083 .203 -47 2 0 3
29 P George Turbeville 22 31 26 26 3 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 .231 .231 .308 .538 36 8 0 0
30 P Herman Fink 25 28 24 24 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .208 .208 .208 .417 6 5 0 0
31 P Bill Kalfass 21 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
32 P Randy Gumpert 19 10 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 70 1 0 0
33 P Fred Archer* 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.0 154 5888 5228 699 1398 278 60 94 649 95 48 583 557 .267 .341 .397 .739 87 2078 5 70
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 8 8 6 7 5 1 6 5 5 8 8 7 7 8 8
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.0 154 5325 4704 652 1281 256 57 89 589 93 48 560 425 .272 .350 .408 .758 92 1918 4 55
Pitcher Totals 27.2 154 563 524 47 117 22 3 5 60 2 0 23 132 .223 .257 .305 .563 42 160 1 15
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 George Caster 29 12 19 .387 4.43 34 33 1 19 3 0 231.2 227 141 114 23 107 100 2 0 2 1005 107 4.88 1.442 8.8 0.9 4.2 3.9 0.93
2 SP Harry Kelley 31 13 21 .382 5.36 41 29 8 14 0 0 205.0 267 154 122 16 79 68 3 0 6 964 88 4.59 1.688 11.7 0.7 3.5 3.0 0.86
3 SP Eddie Smith* 23 4 17 .190 3.94 38 23 11 14 1 5 196.2 178 100 86 18 90 79 4 0 2 847 120 4.86 1.363 8.1 0.8 4.1 3.6 0.88
4 SP Bud Thomas 26 8 15 .348 4.99 35 26 6 6 1 0 169.2 208 108 94 15 52 54 1 2 5 763 95 4.49 1.532 11.0 0.8 2.8 2.9 1.04
5 SP Buck Ross 22 5 10 .333 4.89 28 22 2 7 1 0 147.1 183 102 80 12 63 37 2 0 8 673 97 4.92 1.670 11.2 0.7 3.8 2.3 0.59
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 Lynn Nelson 32 4 9 .308 5.90 30 4 21 1 0 2 116.0 140 78 76 12 51 49 2 0 1 531 80 4.91 1.647 10.9 0.9 4.0 3.8 0.96
7 RP Herman Fink 25 2 1 .667 4.05 28 3 13 1 0 1 80.0 82 43 36 6 35 18 1 0 2 352 117 4.92 1.463 9.2 0.7 3.9 2.0 0.51
8 RP George Turbeville* 22 0 4 .000 4.77 31 3 14 0 0 0 77.1 80 50 41 2 56 17 0 1 9 360 99 5.11 1.759 9.3 0.2 6.5 2.0 0.30
9 RP Al Williams 23 4 1 .800 5.38 16 8 5 2 0 1 75.1 88 51 45 0 49 27 1 0 3 349 88 4.32 1.819 10.5 0.0 5.9 3.2 0.55
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 Randy Gumpert 19 0 0 12.00 10 1 5 0 0 0 12.0 16 17 16 1 15 5 1 0 2 65 40 7.29 2.583 12.0 0.8 11.3 3.8 0.33
11 Bill Kalfass* 21 1 0 1.000 3.00 3 1 2 1 0 0 12.0 10 4 4 0 10 9 0 0 0 54 161 4.04 1.667 7.5 0.0 7.5 6.8 0.90
12 Chubby Dean* 21 1 0 1.000 4.00 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 7 4 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 40 122 4.15 1.444 7.0 0.0 6.0 4.0 0.67
13 Fred Archer* 27 0 0 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 87 1.71 1.333 12.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Team Totals 26.3 54 97 .358 4.85 154 154 89 65 6 9 1335.0 1490 854 720 105 613 469 17 3 40 6016 97 4.78 1.575 10.0 0.7 4.1 3.2 0.77
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 2 6 6 3 7 8 3 7 6 6 5 7
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
Wayne Ambler 21 56 51 38 268 107 149 12 34 .955 4.57 2B
Fred Archer 27 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Babe Barna 22 10 10 7 21 17 2 2 3 .905 1.90 OF-1B
Earle Brucker 36 92 91 80 382 323 48 11 13 .971 4.03 4 44 28 39% 37% C
George Caster 29 34 33 19 56 8 44 4 2 .929 1.53 P
Bill Cissell 33 33 33 33 210 87 115 8 17 .962 6.12 2B
Bill Conroy 22 19 12 12 64 58 6 0 2 1.000 3.37 2 13 0 0% 37% C-1B
Chubby Dean 21 80 76 75 753 706 40 7 55 .991 9.33 P-1B
Herman Fink 25 28 3 1 16 0 16 0 1 1.000 0.57 P
Lou Finney 26 88 88 79 562 519 31 12 39 .979 6.11 1B-OF-2B
Randy Gumpert 19 10 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.40 P
Gene Hasson 21 28 28 28 298 290 8 0 31 1.000 10.64 1B
Frankie Hayes 22 56 51 49 238 208 23 7 4 .971 4.13 9 18 11 38% 37% C
Jesse Hill 30 67 63 63 175 163 4 8 0 .954 2.46 OF
Warren Huston 23 34 15 9 107 40 58 9 17 .916 2.97 2B-SS-3B
Bob Johnson 31 134 133 124 337 314 15 8 3 .976 2.44 OF-2B
Bill Kalfass 21 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 P
Harry Kelley 31 41 29 14 42 10 32 0 2 1.000 1.02 P
Doyt Morris 20 3 2 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 OF
Wally Moses 26 154 154 154 354 323 16 15 4 .958 2.20 OF
Lynn Nelson 32 36 9 5 34 19 15 0 0 1.000 0.94 P-OF
Skeeter Newsome 26 122 121 119 696 256 408 32 76 .954 5.44 SS
Ace Parker 25 32 27 20 124 54 60 10 12 .919 3.45 SS-2B-OF
Rusty Peters 22 108 95 79 486 191 266 29 39 .940 4.01 2B-3B-SS
Buck Ross 22 28 22 7 36 7 28 1 2 .972 1.25 P
Jack Rothrock 32 58 50 46 136 132 3 1 0 .993 2.29 OF-2B
Eddie Smith 23 40 24 15 37 9 28 0 1 1.000 0.93 P-OF
Bud Thomas 26 35 26 6 24 7 17 0 0 1.000 0.69 P
George Turbeville 22 31 3 0 21 2 14 5 0 .762 0.52 P
Hal Wagner 21 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 C
Billy Werber 29 126 126 122 418 141 260 17 25 .959 3.13 3B-OF
Al Williams 23 16 8 2 17 2 14 1 5 .941 1.00 P
Eddie Yount 21 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 OF
Team Totals 26.7 154 1386 1208 5929 4005 1725 199 388 .966 3.54 15 75 39 34% 37%
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 5 8
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
Wayne Ambler 21 56 175 -16 0 0 -1 2 -15 -1.4 6 -9 -0.8 .475 .491 -0.7 0.1 -8 $2,100 4
Fred Archer* 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .539 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500 /1
Babe Barna* 22 14 38 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $2,400 /7O3
Earle Brucker 36 102 368 -3 -0 0 1 3 0 0.0 13 14 1.3 .500 .500 1.2 0.4 12 $3,000 Rule 5 Draft 2
George Caster 29 37 93 -12 0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,000 1
Bill Cissell 33 34 135 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.1 4 $5,000 Rule 5 Draft 4
Bill Conroy 22 26 67 -6 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.2 0.1 -3 $1,800 2/3
Chubby Dean* 21 104 358 -8 0 0 -2 -4 -13 -1.2 13 -0 -0.0 .488 .492 0.2 -0.5 2 $3,500 3/1
Herman Fink 25 28 24 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,500 1
Lou Finney* 26 92 404 -24 -2 0 -3 -3 -31 -2.9 14 -17 -1.5 .468 .482 -1.3 -0.5 -14 $7,000 3O8/74
Randy Gumpert 19 10 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent 1
Gene Hasson* 21 28 111 4 0 0 -2 -1 1 0.1 4 5 0.4 .503 .500 0.6 -0.3 7 3
Frankie Hayes 22 60 217 3 0 0 -2 2 3 0.3 8 11 1.0 .504 .502 1.2 -0.0 13 $4,000 Traded 2
Jesse Hill 30 70 275 -2 2 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .497 .499 0.9 -0.3 9 Purchased O8/7
Warren Huston 23 38 57 -10 -0 0 -2 2 -11 -1.0 2 -9 -0.8 .474 .494 -0.6 -0.1 -7 46/5
Bob Johnson 31 138 577 37 -1 0 8 -6 38 3.4 21 59 5.4 .525 .521 4.7 0.2 51 $8,000 *O7/84
Bill Kalfass 21 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Harry Kelley 31 41 75 -7 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $6,000 Rule 5 Draft 1
Doyt Morris 20 6 13 -2 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .459 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O78
Wally Moses* 26 154 713 30 -1 0 3 -7 25 2.3 24 49 4.6 .515 .514 4.3 -0.4 46 $7,500 Purchased *O9
Lynn Nelson* 32 74 120 5 0 0 1 13 20 1.8 0 20 1.8 .524 .511 1.7 0.1 19 $4,000 Traded 1/7O
Skeeter Newsome 26 122 489 -26 0 0 3 8 -14 -1.4 18 3 0.3 .489 .492 0.0 1.0 0 $3,500 *6
Ace Parker 25 38 100 -17 0 0 -2 1 -18 -1.6 4 -14 -1.3 .457 .490 -1.1 -0.1 -12 $2,000 6/4O87
Rusty Peters 22 116 385 -11 -1 0 -3 4 -11 -1.0 14 3 0.3 .492 .494 0.6 0.1 6 $2,500 456
Buck Ross 22 28 54 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $2,500 1
Jack Rothrock# 32 88 260 -8 0 0 -2 -1 -11 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 0.1 -0.3 1 $4,000 Purchased O8/74
Eddie Smith# 23 40 77 -7 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $2,000 1/O87
Bud Thomas 26 35 58 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 $3,000 1
George Turbeville 22 31 26 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,000 1
Hal Wagner* 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200 /2
Billy Werber 29 128 576 6 2 0 5 2 14 1.3 20 35 3.2 .510 .508 2.8 0.6 30 $9,000 Traded *5/O87
Al Williams 23 16 28 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $2,500 1
Eddie Yount 21 4 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /O87
Team Total 27.0 1763 5888 -106 2 0 -2 63 -43 -4.3 189 147 13.6 .498 .501 14.0 0.1 149 $96,500
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
Fred Archer* 27 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 5.12 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.23 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .477 .500 $1,500
George Caster 29 231.2 34 33 141 5.48 5.35 -0.01 0.00 100.9 5.41 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 2.0 25 .495 .499 $4,000
Chubby Dean* 21 9.0 2 1 4 4.00 5.22 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.34 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .564 .501 $3,500
Herman Fink 25 80.0 28 3 43 4.84 5.30 -0.01 0.00 101.4 5.38 5 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.2 14 .516 .503 $2,500
Randy Gumpert 19 12.0 10 1 17 12.75 5.55 -0.01 0.00 101.4 5.64 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .418 .495 Amateur Free Agent
Bill Kalfass* 21 12.0 3 1 4 3.00 5.09 -0.01 0.00 102.0 5.21 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .596 .502
Harry Kelley 31 205.0 41 29 154 6.76 5.34 -0.01 0.00 101.3 5.42 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -7 .435 .483 $6,000 Rule 5 Draft
Lynn Nelson 32 116.0 30 4 78 6.05 5.51 -0.01 0.00 101.0 5.58 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .481 .497 $4,000 Traded
Buck Ross 22 147.1 28 22 102 6.23 5.54 -0.01 0.00 100.3 5.58 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.4 6 .465 .494 $2,500
Eddie Smith* 23 196.2 38 23 100 4.58 5.61 -0.01 0.00 99.4 5.59 22 2.1 1.0 -0.1 3.9 45 .555 .513 $2,000
Bud Thomas 26 169.2 35 26 108 5.73 5.50 -0.01 0.00 101.1 5.58 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 17 .492 .498 $3,000
George Turbeville* 22 77.1 31 3 50 5.82 5.38 -0.01 0.00 100.9 5.45 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 6 .490 .498 $2,000
Al Williams 23 75.1 16 8 51 6.09 5.23 -0.01 0.00 99.2 5.20 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 0.0 1 .458 .496 $2,500
Team Total 26.3 1335.0 297 154 854 5.76 5.43 -0.01 0.00 100.7 5.48 -42 -3.5 1.0 -0.8 9.0 115 .488 .498 $33,500
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1936 / 1938 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics