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1948 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1947 / 1949

84-70, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (84-70)
Scored 729 runs, Allowed 735 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-78

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 945,076 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 102


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1947 / 1949 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 Buddy Rosar 33 90 349 302 30 77 13 0 4 41 0 2 39 12 .255 .344 .338 .682 81 102 3 2 6
2 1B Ferris Fain* 27 145 644 520 81 146 27 6 7 88 10 5 113 37 .281 .412 .396 .808 114 206 17 3 8
3 2B Pete Suder 32 148 594 519 64 125 23 5 7 60 1 3 60 60 .241 .321 .345 .666 76 179 10 1 13
4 SS Eddie Joost 32 135 637 509 99 127 22 2 16 55 2 4 119 87 .250 .393 .395 .788 109 201 4 1 8
5 3B Hank Majeski 31 148 645 590 88 183 41 4 12 120 2 1 48 43 .310 .368 .454 .822 117 268 19 6 2
6 OF Elmer Valo* 27 113 476 383 72 117 17 4 3 46 10 6 81 13 .305 .432 .394 .826 119 151 11 4 7
7 OF Barney McCosky* 31 135 605 515 95 168 21 5 0 46 1 3 68 22 .326 .405 .386 .791 110 199 10 0 22
8 OF Sam Chapman 32 123 506 445 58 115 18 6 13 70 6 1 55 50 .258 .341 .413 .755 99 184 18 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 UT Don White 29 86 280 253 29 62 14 2 1 28 0 1 19 16 .245 .303 .328 .631 67 83 6 2 6
10 OF Ray Coleman* 26 68 249 210 32 51 6 6 0 21 4 3 31 17 .243 .340 .329 .669 77 69 11 0 8
11 C Mike Guerra 35 53 166 142 18 30 4 2 1 23 2 3 18 13 .211 .300 .289 .589 56 41 6 0 5
12 C Herman Franks* 34 40 120 98 10 22 7 1 1 14 0 0 16 11 .224 .345 .347 .692 83 34 4 2 4
13 1B Rudy York 34 31 58 51 4 8 0 0 0 6 0 0 7 15 .157 .259 .157 .415 11 8 2 0 0
14 MI Skeeter Webb 38 23 55 54 5 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .148 .148 .185 .333 -12 10 2 0 1
15 OF George Binks* 33 17 44 41 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 .098 .140 .122 .261 -30 5 1 0 1
16 IF Billy DeMars 22 18 35 29 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 .172 .294 .172 .467 25 5 0 0 1
17 2B Nellie Fox* 20 3 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 -2 2 0 0 0
18 UT Bob Wellman 22 4 13 10 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 .200 .385 .400 .785 108 4 0 0 0
19 C Earle Brucker* 22 2 7 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .333 .619 64 2 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
20 P Carl Scheib 21 52 112 104 14 31 8 3 2 21 0 0 8 17 .298 .348 .490 .839 121 51 3 0 0
21 P Dick Fowler 27 29 89 82 5 14 1 0 1 8 0 0 3 10 .171 .200 .220 .420 11 18 2 0 4
22 P Phil Marchildon 34 33 85 72 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 10 30 .069 .183 .069 .252 -32 5 2 0 3
23 P Joe Coleman 25 33 84 74 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 29 .122 .177 .149 .326 -13 11 2 0 6
24 P Lou Brissie* 24 39 83 76 3 18 1 0 0 10 0 0 2 8 .237 .256 .250 .506 34 19 3 0 5
25 P Bill McCahan 27 17 33 31 4 8 1 0 0 8 0 0 2 2 .258 .303 .290 .593 57 9 0 0 0
26 P Bubba Harris 22 45 29 24 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 .125 .222 .125 .347 -7 3 0 0 2
27 P Bob Savage 26 33 18 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .077 .250 .077 .327 -11 1 0 0 2
28 P Wally Holborow 34 5 6 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .500 .600 .750 1.350 256 3 0 0 1
29 P Nels Potter* 36 8 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 74 1 1 0 0
30 P Alex Kellner 23 13 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
31 P Bill Dietrich 38 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -7 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 30.1 154 6049 5181 729 1345 231 47 68 684 40 32 725 523 .260 .353 .362 .715 89 1874 137 22 120
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 4 6 5 6 5 5 3 2 3 6 4 6 6 6 5
Non-Pitcher Totals 30.5 154 5497 4690 691 1253 217 44 65 624 40 32 686 413 .267 .363 .374 .737 95 1753 124 22 97
Pitcher Totals 26.0 154 552 491 38 92 14 3 3 60 0 0 39 110 .187 .247 .246 .494 31 121 13 0 23
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 Phil Marchildon 34 9 15 .375 4.53 33 30 3 12 1 0 226.1 214 133 114 19 131 66 4 0 7 1007 96 4.95 1.524 8.5 0.8 5.2 2.6 0.50
2 SP Joe Coleman 25 14 13 .519 4.09 33 29 2 13 3 0 215.2 224 105 98 11 90 86 1 1 6 944 106 3.79 1.456 9.3 0.5 3.8 3.6 0.96
3 SP Dick Fowler 27 15 8 .652 3.78 29 26 2 16 2 2 204.2 221 93 86 17 76 50 4 1 0 879 115 4.42 1.451 9.7 0.7 3.3 2.2 0.66
4 SP Carl Scheib 21 14 8 .636 3.94 32 24 7 15 1 0 198.2 219 90 87 14 76 44 1 0 2 855 110 4.29 1.485 9.9 0.6 3.4 2.0 0.58
5 SP Lou Brissie* 24 14 10 .583 4.13 39 25 13 11 0 5 194.0 202 100 89 6 95 127 2 0 7 862 105 3.25 1.531 9.4 0.3 4.4 5.9 1.34
6 SP Bill McCahan 27 4 7 .364 5.71 17 15 2 5 0 0 86.2 98 58 55 8 65 20 0 0 3 417 76 5.65 1.881 10.2 0.8 6.8 2.1 0.31
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 Bubba Harris 22 5 2 .714 4.13 45 0 19 0 0 5 93.2 89 51 43 2 35 32 1 1 1 398 105 3.40 1.324 8.6 0.2 3.4 3.1 0.91
8 RP Bob Savage 26 5 1 .833 6.21 33 1 19 1 0 5 75.1 98 55 52 7 33 26 0 1 5 346 70 4.49 1.739 11.7 0.8 3.9 3.1 0.79
9 RP Alex Kellner* 23 0 0 7.83 13 1 5 0 0 0 23.0 21 20 20 0 16 14 2 0 3 107 56 3.79 1.609 8.2 0.0 6.3 5.5 0.88
10 RP Nels Potter 36 2 2 .500 4.00 8 0 5 0 0 1 18.0 17 8 8 1 5 13 0 0 0 75 110 2.77 1.222 8.5 0.5 2.5 6.5 2.60
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
11 Wally Holborow 34 1 2 .333 5.71 5 1 1 1 0 0 17.1 32 12 11 1 7 3 0 0 0 88 77 4.27 2.250 16.6 0.5 3.6 1.6 0.43
12 Bill Dietrich 38 1 2 .333 5.87 4 2 2 0 0 0 15.1 21 10 10 0 9 5 0 0 1 70 75 3.77 1.957 12.3 0.0 5.3 2.9 0.56
Team Totals 26.4 84 70 .545 4.43 154 154 80 74 7 18 1368.2 1456 735 673 86 638 486 15 4 35 6048 98 4.19 1.530 9.6 0.6 4.2 3.2 0.76
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 5 1 4 7 5 7 5 5 4 4 6
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
George Binks 33 14 10 9 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.36 OF
Lou Brissie 24 39 25 11 30 8 22 0 1 1.000 0.77 1 2 67% 48% 0 P
Earle Brucker 22 2 2 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 3.50 1 3 3 0 0% 45% 0 C
Sam Chapman 32 118 117 116 383 368 8 7 2 .982 3.19 OF
Joe Coleman 25 33 29 13 42 6 33 3 3 .929 1.18 4 2 33% 48% 2 P
Ray Coleman 26 53 50 50 136 126 7 3 3 .978 2.51 OF
Billy DeMars 22 11 5 5 46 18 25 3 8 .935 3.91 SS-3B-2B
Bill Dietrich 38 4 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.75 1 2 67% 48% 0 P
Ferris Fain 27 145 145 138 1420 1284 120 16 148 .989 9.68 1B
Dick Fowler 27 29 26 16 41 10 30 1 4 .976 1.38 2 4 67% 48% 0 P
Nellie Fox 20 3 3 3 20 13 6 1 1 .950 6.33 2B
Herman Franks 34 27 25 23 133 113 17 3 2 .977 4.81 0 3 6 5 45% 44% 0 C
Mike Guerra 35 48 40 37 188 163 20 5 1 .973 3.89 4 5 20 7 26% 45% 2 C
Bubba Harris 22 45 0 0 20 4 15 1 1 .950 0.42 1 4 80% 48% 0 P
Wally Holborow 34 5 1 1 9 2 6 1 1 .889 1.60 0 0 1 P
Eddie Joost 32 135 135 129 754 325 409 20 115 .973 5.44 SS
Alex Kellner 23 13 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.15 0 1 100% 48% 0 P
Hank Majeski 31 148 148 142 480 176 292 12 23 .975 3.12 3B-SS
Phil Marchildon 34 33 30 12 50 10 36 4 5 .920 1.39 5 5 50% 48% 0 P
Bill McCahan 27 17 15 5 17 6 10 1 0 .941 0.94 4 3 43% 48% 2 P
Barney McCosky 31 134 131 118 289 277 9 3 1 .990 2.13 OF
Nels Potter 36 8 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 0 0 0 P
Buddy Rosar 33 90 87 79 375 335 39 1 10 .997 4.16 2 8 10 21 68% 45% 0 C
Bob Savage 26 33 1 1 12 1 11 0 0 1.000 0.36 8 0 0% 48% 1 P
Carl Scheib 21 34 26 17 53 16 36 1 5 .981 1.53 4 2 33% 48% 0 P-OF
Pete Suder 32 148 148 141 813 342 461 10 114 .988 5.43 2B
Elmer Valo 27 109 109 103 239 231 4 4 1 .983 2.16 OF
Skeeter Webb 38 17 11 11 68 24 42 2 12 .971 3.88 2B-SS
Bob Wellman 22 3 3 3 28 26 1 1 2 .964 9.00 1B-OF
Don White 29 70 54 49 168 122 37 9 6 .946 2.24 OF-3B
Rudy York 34 14 7 7 83 77 5 1 10 .988 5.86 1B
Team Totals 29.7 154 1386 1241 5930 4108 1709 113 180 .981 3.67 7 19 39 33 46% 46% 8
Rank in 8 AL teams 1 2
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
George Binks* 33 17 44 -8 -0 0 -2 -1 -10 -1.1 1 -9 -0.9 .437 .493 -0.7 -0.3 -7 $7,500 Traded O9/7
Lou Brissie* 24 39 83 -8 0 -0 0 9 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $5,000 Amateur Free Agent 1
Earle Brucker* 22 2 7 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
Sam Chapman 32 123 506 -2 1 -2 0 -1 -3 -0.3 15 12 1.1 .498 .498 1.1 -0.1 12 $12,000 Amateur Free Agent *8O
Joe Coleman 25 33 84 -13 -0 0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $8,000 Amateur Free Agent 1
Ray Coleman* 26 68 249 -6 -0 -0 -2 -1 -10 -1.0 7 -3 -0.3 .485 .494 -0.1 -0.3 -1 Traded O89
Billy DeMars 22 18 35 -3 -0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -1 Rule 5 Draft /645
Bill Dietrich 38 4 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $12,500 Free Agency /1
Ferris Fain* 27 145 644 17 -0 -2 2 -7 10 1.0 18 28 2.8 .507 .506 2.5 -0.5 26 Rule 5 Draft *3
Dick Fowler 27 29 89 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
Nellie Fox* 20 3 14 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .425 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 Amateur Free Agent /4
Herman Franks* 34 40 120 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2
Mike Guerra 35 53 166 -9 -1 -0 -2 1 -11 -1.1 5 -6 -0.6 .480 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -4 Purchased 2
Bubba Harris 22 45 29 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Unknown 1
Wally Holborow 34 5 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .535 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
Eddie Joost 32 135 637 10 -4 -0 -1 9 13 1.3 17 30 3.0 .510 .508 3.0 0.8 31 Traded *6
Alex Kellner 23 13 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Free Agency 1
Hank Majeski 31 148 645 13 -0 -1 0 1 13 1.2 19 31 3.1 .508 .508 3.0 0.1 31 Purchased *5/6
Phil Marchildon 34 33 85 -15 -1 0 0 9 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .481 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 $17,500 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
Bill McCahan 27 17 33 -2 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
Barney McCosky* 31 135 605 12 -1 0 0 -6 5 0.5 17 22 2.1 .504 .503 2.1 -0.6 22 Traded *7O
Nels Potter* 36 8 5 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 0.0 0 Purchased /1
Buddy Rosar 33 90 349 -7 -1 -0 3 3 -2 -0.2 10 8 0.8 .498 .499 0.4 0.6 5 $11,500 Traded 2
Bob Savage 26 33 18 -2 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Carl Scheib 21 52 112 2 -1 -0 0 12 12 1.2 0 12 1.2 .523 .507 1.2 -0.0 12 Amateur Free Agent 1/O79
Pete Suder 32 148 594 -19 1 -0 7 7 -4 -0.4 17 13 1.2 .497 .497 0.5 1.4 6 $9,000 Rule 5 Draft *4
Elmer Valo* 27 113 476 17 2 0 0 -5 14 1.4 14 28 2.8 .512 .509 2.7 -0.5 28 $9,000 Amateur Free Agent *O9
Skeeter Webb 38 23 55 -9 0 -0 1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.6 .470 .496 -0.6 0.2 -6 Free Agency /46
Bob Wellman 22 4 13 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Unknown /3O9
Don White 29 86 280 -12 -0 -1 -2 -2 -17 -1.8 8 -9 -1.0 .479 .489 -0.8 -0.4 -7 $7,000 Rule 5 Draft O759/8
Rudy York 34 31 58 -7 0 -1 0 -1 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .475 .495 -0.6 -0.1 -6 3
Team Total 30.1 1693 6049 -70 -6 -6 2 58 -22 -2.4 157 135 12.9 .499 .501 12.3 0.1 133 $109,000
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
Lou Brissie* 24 194.0 39 25 100 4.64 4.73 0.01 0.00 102.6 4.84 4 0.4 1.7 -0.1 1.9 20 .511 .503 $5,000 Amateur Free Agent
Joe Coleman 25 215.2 33 29 105 4.38 4.74 0.01 0.00 100.4 4.75 9 0.9 1.2 -0.1 2.5 27 .527 .505 $8,000 Amateur Free Agent
Bill Dietrich 38 15.1 4 2 10 5.87 5.06 0.01 0.00 97.9 4.94 -2 -0.2 1.6 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .462 .499 $12,500 Free Agency
Dick Fowler 27 204.2 29 26 93 4.09 4.93 0.01 0.00 101.8 5.00 21 2.2 2.1 -0.1 3.7 38 .575 .513 $10,000 Minor Lg Working Ag
Bubba Harris 22 94.2 45 0 51 4.85 4.81 0.01 0.00 101.5 4.87 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 0.7 8 .500 .500 Unknown
Wally Holborow 34 17.1 5 1 12 6.23 4.80 0.02 0.00 100.0 4.78 -3 -0.3 .4 0.0 -0.1 -1 .446 .498
Alex Kellner* 23 23.0 13 1 20 7.83 5.47 0.01 0.00 100.4 5.48 -6 -0.6 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .456 .496 Free Agency
Phil Marchildon 34 226.1 33 30 133 5.29 4.70 0.01 0.00 101.0 4.73 -14 -1.4 .6 -0.1 0.3 5 .458 .492 $17,500 Minor Lg Working Ag
Bill McCahan 27 86.2 17 15 58 6.02 4.73 0.01 0.00 100.1 4.72 -13 -1.2 .5 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .430 .493
Nels Potter 36 18.0 8 0 8 4.00 5.16 0.01 0.00 100.4 5.17 2 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.4 4 .530 .501 Purchased
Bob Savage 26 74.1 33 1 55 6.66 4.84 0.01 0.00 101.0 4.87 -15 -1.4 .9 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .457 .491
Carl Scheib 21 199.2 32 24 90 4.06 4.65 0.01 0.00 101.0 4.69 14 1.4 1.2 -0.1 2.9 31 .544 .509 Amateur Free Agent
Team Total 26.4 1369.2 291 154 735 4.83 4.78 0.01 0.00 101.1 4.82 -2 0.1 1.0 -0.5 10.7 112 .500 .501 $53,000
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1947 / 1949 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics