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1948 Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1947 / 1949

83-71, Finished 4th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Meyer (83-71)
Scored 706 runs, Allowed 701 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-76

Ballparks: Forbes Field · Attendance: 1,517,021 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 105


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1947 / 1949 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 Ed Fitz Gerald 24 102 297 262 31 70 9 3 1 35 3 32 37 .267 .349 .336 .685 85 88 3 1 2
2 1B Ed Stevens* 23 128 468 429 47 109 19 6 10 69 4 35 53 .254 .313 .396 .710 89 170 6 2 3
3 2B Danny Murtaugh 30 146 579 514 56 149 21 5 1 71 10 60 40 .290 .365 .356 .721 94 183 8 1 4
4 SS Stan Rojek 29 156 714 641 85 186 27 5 4 51 24 61 41 .290 .355 .367 .721 94 235 8 3 8
5 3B Frankie Gustine 28 131 500 449 68 120 19 2 9 42 5 42 62 .267 .333 .379 .711 90 170 12 2 6
6 OF Dixie Walker* 37 129 466 408 39 129 19 3 2 54 1 52 18 .316 .393 .392 .786 111 160 7 0 5
7 OF Ralph Kiner 25 156 670 555 104 147 19 5 40 123 1 112 61 .265 .391 .533 .924 146 296 15 3 0
8 OF Wally Westlake 27 132 479 428 78 122 10 6 17 65 2 46 40 .285 .360 .456 .815 117 195 10 4 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
9 UT Johnny Hopp* 31 120 435 392 64 109 15 12 1 31 5 40 25 .278 .345 .385 .730 96 151 7 0 3
10 C Clyde Kluttz 30 94 297 271 26 60 12 2 4 20 3 20 19 .221 .275 .325 .600 60 88 4 0 4
11 3B Eddie Bockman 27 70 195 176 23 42 7 1 4 23 2 17 35 .239 .309 .358 .667 79 63 7 1 2
12 UT Max West* 31 87 174 146 19 26 4 0 8 21 1 27 29 .178 .310 .370 .680 82 54 4 1 0
13 OF Ted Beard* 27 25 95 81 15 16 1 3 0 7 5 12 18 .198 .316 .284 .600 62 23 0 2 0
14 2B Monty Basgall 26 38 56 51 12 11 1 0 2 6 0 3 5 .216 .259 .353 .612 63 18 1 0 0
15 C Johnny Riddle 42 10 17 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .200 .450 22 3 1 0 1
16 SS Grady Wilson 25 12 10 10 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200 .300 -21 2 0 0 0
17 Don Gutteridge 36 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
18 SS Pete Castiglione 27 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
19 C Earl Turner 25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 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
20 P Bob Chesnes# 27 39 98 91 15 25 1 1 1 8 0 7 11 .275 .327 .341 .667 79 31 3 0 0
21 P Elmer Riddle 33 29 74 64 6 12 1 0 1 5 1 4 16 .188 .235 .250 .485 30 16 0 0 6
22 P Vic Lombardi* 25 39 52 48 1 10 2 0 0 3 0 2 4 .208 .255 .250 .505 36 12 1 1 1
23 P Tiny Bonham 34 22 50 49 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 .163 .163 .163 .327 -12 8 0 0 1
24 P Kirby Higbe 33 56 48 48 4 10 1 0 1 3 0 0 11 .208 .208 .292 .500 33 14 2 0 0
25 P Rip Sewell* 41 21 48 42 5 6 1 0 1 2 0 6 15 .143 .250 .238 .488 32 10 0 0 1
26 P Fritz Ostermueller* 40 23 48 44 1 8 1 0 0 4 0 1 6 .182 .200 .205 .405 9 9 1 0 3
27 P Elmer Singleton 30 38 24 23 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 .087 .087 .087 .174 -53 2 0 0 1
28 P Hal Gregg 26 22 24 22 3 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 .273 .273 .409 .682 81 9 0 0 2
29 P Mel Queen 30 25 19 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .059 .059 .059 .118 -68 1 0 0 2
30 P Woody Main 26 17 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
31 P Junior Walsh 29 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
32 P Cal McLish# 22 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
33 P Nick Strincevich 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.7 156 5948 5286 706 1388 191 54 108 650 68 580 578 .263 .338 .380 .718 92 2011 100 21 56
Rank in 8 NL teams 6 5 5 8 2 2 2 5 3 2 3 5 5 5 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.4 156 5457 4833 669 1300 184 53 103 619 67 560 489 .269 .347 .393 .740 98 1899 93 20 39
Pitcher Totals 31.8 156 491 453 37 88 7 1 5 31 1 20 89 .194 .230 .247 .477 28 112 7 1 17
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 Bob Chesnes 27 14 6 .700 3.57 25 23 0 15 0 0 194.1 180 92 77 13 90 69 4 2 6 829 114 4.27 1.389 8.3 0.6 4.2 3.2 0.77
2 SP Elmer Riddle 33 12 10 .545 3.49 28 27 1 12 3 1 191.0 184 83 74 17 81 63 3 0 9 828 117 4.47 1.387 8.7 0.8 3.8 3.0 0.78
3 SP Tiny Bonham 34 6 10 .375 4.31 22 20 0 7 0 0 135.2 145 71 65 18 23 42 3 0 0 556 95 4.34 1.238 9.6 1.2 1.5 2.8 1.83
4 SP Fritz Ostermueller* 40 8 11 .421 4.42 23 22 0 10 2 0 134.1 143 73 66 13 41 43 1 0 4 597 92 4.21 1.370 9.6 0.9 2.7 2.9 1.05
5 SP Rip Sewell 41 13 3 .813 3.48 21 17 3 7 0 0 121.2 126 51 47 9 37 36 1 0 1 522 118 3.96 1.340 9.3 0.7 2.7 2.7 0.97
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 CL Kirby Higbe 33 8 7 .533 3.36 56 8 31 3 0 10 158.0 140 75 59 11 83 86 3 1 4 681 121 4.11 1.411 8.0 0.6 4.7 4.9 1.04
7 RP Vic Lombardi* 25 10 9 .526 3.70 38 17 15 9 0 4 163.0 156 72 67 9 67 54 2 1 1 689 110 3.98 1.368 8.6 0.5 3.7 3.0 0.81
8 RP Elmer Singleton 30 4 6 .400 4.97 38 5 17 1 0 2 92.1 90 52 51 12 40 53 1 0 9 404 82 4.53 1.408 8.8 1.2 3.9 5.2 1.33
9 RP Hal Gregg 26 2 4 .333 4.60 22 8 9 1 0 1 74.1 72 40 38 5 34 25 3 0 0 322 89 4.35 1.426 8.7 0.6 4.1 3.0 0.74
10 RP Mel Queen 30 4 4 .500 6.65 25 8 6 0 0 1 66.1 82 51 49 8 40 34 3 0 1 316 62 5.14 1.839 11.1 1.1 5.4 4.6 0.85
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
11 Woody Main 26 1 1 .500 8.33 17 0 6 0 0 0 27.0 35 27 25 4 19 12 0 1 0 130 50 5.81 2.000 11.7 1.3 6.3 4.0 0.63
12 Cal McLish 22 0 0 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 22 49 3.46 2.000 14.4 0.0 3.6 1.8 0.50
13 Junior Walsh 29 1 0 1.000 10.38 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 5 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 22 43 9.12 2.077 8.3 2.1 10.4 0.0 0.00
14 Nick Strincevich 33 0 0 8.31 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.1 8 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 20 53 3.58 2.308 16.6 0.0 4.2 2.1 0.50
Team Totals 31.8 83 71 .539 4.15 156 156 91 65 5 19 1371.2 1373 701 632 120 564 519 24 5 36 5938 99 4.32 1.412 9.0 0.8 3.7 3.4 0.92
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 5 7 2 8 4 4 4 4 7 7 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
Monty Basgall 26 22 12 10 72 37 35 0 4 1.000 3.27 2B
Ted Beard 27 22 21 20 66 66 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 OF
Eddie Bockman 27 52 44 37 157 51 100 6 9 .962 2.90 3B-2B
Tiny Bonham 34 22 20 7 16 6 9 1 1 .938 0.68 4 2 33% 1 P
Pete Castiglione 27 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 SS
Bob Chesnes 27 25 23 15 69 21 45 3 5 .957 2.64 4 6 60% 1 P
Ed Fitz Gerald 24 96 66 58 389 338 36 15 4 .961 3.90 15 12 28 18 39% 40% 1 C
Hal Gregg 26 22 8 1 17 7 10 0 1 1.000 0.77 2 0 0% 0 P
Frankie Gustine 28 119 112 105 396 119 256 21 21 .947 3.18 3B
Kirby Higbe 33 56 8 3 28 5 22 1 0 .964 0.48 4 3 43% 0 P
Johnny Hopp 31 105 94 86 425 403 21 1 22 .998 4.04 OF-1B
Ralph Kiner 25 154 154 148 398 382 6 10 1 .975 2.52 OF
Clyde Kluttz 30 91 88 56 360 298 54 8 8 .978 3.87 4 7 23 27 54% 40% 0 C
Vic Lombardi 25 38 17 9 40 3 37 0 0 1.000 1.05 5 4 44% 3 P
Woody Main 26 17 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.47 1 1 50% 1 P
Cal McLish 22 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 P
Danny Murtaugh 30 146 144 134 804 375 412 17 95 .979 5.39 2B
Fritz Ostermueller 40 23 22 10 24 3 21 0 0 1.000 1.04 6 3 33% 0 P
Mel Queen 30 25 8 0 15 6 8 1 0 .933 0.56 1 3 75% 0 P
Elmer Riddle 33 28 27 12 48 9 37 2 3 .958 1.64 5 5 50% 2 P
Johnny Riddle 42 10 2 2 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 2.10 1 3 2 1 33% 40% 0 C
Stan Rojek 29 156 156 148 766 262 475 29 91 .962 4.72 SS
Rip Sewell 41 21 17 7 34 10 21 3 1 .912 1.48 2 1 33% 0 P
Elmer Singleton 30 38 5 1 31 13 18 0 1 1.000 0.82 2 1 33% 0 P
Ed Stevens 23 117 111 100 1108 1021 83 4 94 .996 9.44 1B
Nick Strincevich 33 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 1 0 0% 0 P
Earl Turner 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 C
Dixie Walker 37 112 110 83 176 168 4 4 0 .977 1.54 OF
Junior Walsh 29 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0 P
Wally Westlake 27 125 106 103 289 274 8 7 2 .976 2.26 OF
Max West 31 47 28 22 231 209 20 2 14 .991 4.77 1B-OF
Grady Wilson 25 7 0 0 13 7 4 2 2 .846 1.57 SS
Team Totals 28.9 156 1404 1177 6008 4114 1757 137 380 .977 3.44 20 22 53 46 45% 24% 9
Rank in 8 NL teams 2 3 2
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
Monty Basgall 26 38 56 -3 -0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .494 .499 -0.0 0.1 0 Traded 4
Ted Beard* 27 25 95 -4 1 0 2 -0 -1 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.0 0.2 0 Amateur Free Agent 8O
Eddie Bockman 27 70 195 -6 -0 -0 4 0 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.5 .497 .499 0.1 0.4 1 Purchased 5/4
Tiny Bonham 34 22 50 -8 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $17,500 Traded 1
Pete Castiglione 27 4 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Amateur Free Agent /6
Bob Chesnes# 27 39 98 -3 -1 0 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .519 .505 0.8 0.0 7 Traded 1
Ed Fitz Gerald 24 102 297 -5 -0 1 -4 3 -6 -0.7 12 5 0.5 .493 .496 0.9 -0.1 9 Purchased 2
Hal Gregg 26 22 24 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Traded 1
Frankie Gustine 28 131 500 -6 0 0 8 0 2 0.2 20 22 2.2 .502 .502 1.4 0.9 14 Amateur Free Agent *5
Don Gutteridge 36 4 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .474 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased
Kirby Higbe 33 56 48 -5 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 Traded 1
Johnny Hopp* 31 120 435 -2 1 -0 1 -2 -2 -0.3 17 15 1.5 .498 .498 1.4 -0.1 14 Traded O83/97
Ralph Kiner 25 156 670 37 -1 -0 6 -7 35 3.5 26 61 6.2 .523 .522 5.7 -0.1 55 $35,000 Amateur Free Agent *7O
Clyde Kluttz 30 94 297 -15 -0 0 1 3 -12 -1.2 12 0 -0.1 .487 .492 -0.1 0.4 -1 Purchased 2
Vic Lombardi* 25 39 52 -4 0 -0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Traded 1
Woody Main 26 17 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 Rule 5 Draft 1
Cal McLish# 22 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded /1
Danny Murtaugh 30 146 579 -2 0 1 5 7 11 1.1 23 34 3.4 .508 .507 3.0 1.2 29 Traded *4
Fritz Ostermueller* 40 23 48 -6 0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased 1
Mel Queen 30 25 19 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 Purchased 1
Elmer Riddle 33 29 74 -7 -0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Johnny Riddle 42 10 17 -2 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 2
Stan Rojek 29 156 714 -3 0 1 5 10 13 1.2 26 39 4.0 .508 .508 3.5 1.6 34 Purchased *6
Rip Sewell* 41 21 48 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased 1
Elmer Singleton 30 38 24 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $7,000 Traded 1
Ed Stevens* 23 128 468 -7 0 1 5 -5 -6 -0.7 18 12 1.2 .495 .496 0.7 -0.0 7 Purchased *3
Nick Strincevich 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded /1
Earl Turner 25 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .487 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Unknown /2
Dixie Walker* 37 129 466 9 -2 0 -2 -5 0 -0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 2.1 -0.7 20 Traded *O9/78
Junior Walsh 29 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .484 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Amateur Free Agent /1
Max West* 31 87 174 -4 0 1 -1 -2 -6 -0.7 7 1 0.0 .493 .496 0.1 -0.3 2 Rule 5 Draft 3O9/7
Wally Westlake 27 132 479 11 2 1 1 -3 11 1.1 19 30 3.1 .509 .507 3.0 -0.2 29 Traded *O89/7
Grady Wilson 25 12 10 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .480 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 Purchased /6
Team Total 28.7 1885 5948 -53 -1 5 30 50 33 2.6 213 245 24.5 .502 .502 21.9 3.1 215 $59,500
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
Tiny Bonham 34 135.2 22 20 71 4.71 4.56 0.20 0.00 102.6 4.47 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 1.0 11 .482 .498 $17,500 Traded
Bob Chesnes 27 194.1 25 23 92 4.26 4.54 0.19 0.00 103.5 4.50 5 0.5 .6 -0.1 2.5 26 .520 .503 Traded
Hal Gregg 26 74.1 22 8 40 4.84 4.40 0.20 0.00 103.2 4.33 -4 -0.4 .8 -0.0 0.3 4 .480 .497 Traded
Kirby Higbe 33 157.1 56 8 75 4.29 4.50 0.18 0.00 102.5 4.43 2 0.2 1.2 -0.1 1.8 20 .504 .501 Traded
Vic Lombardi* 25 163.0 38 17 72 3.98 4.58 0.20 0.00 103.7 4.55 10 1.1 1.5 -0.0 2.8 28 .528 .507 Traded
Woody Main 26 27.0 17 0 27 9.00 4.45 0.20 0.00 103.0 4.38 -14 -1.4 .9 0.0 -1.0 -11 .420 .492 Rule 5 Draft
Cal McLish 22 5.0 2 1 5 9.00 4.04 0.22 0.00 104.9 4.01 -3 -0.3 .3 0.0 -0.2 -2 .371 .498 Traded
Fritz Ostermueller* 40 134.1 23 22 73 4.89 4.66 0.21 0.00 103.2 4.59 -5 -0.5 .4 -0.1 0.9 10 .479 .497 Purchased
Mel Queen 30 66.1 25 8 51 6.92 4.33 0.20 0.00 104.0 4.30 -19 -1.9 1.2 -0.1 -1.3 -12 .424 .488 Purchased
Elmer Riddle 33 191.0 28 27 83 3.91 4.40 0.20 0.00 102.1 4.29 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.8 29 .529 .505 Purchased
Rip Sewell 41 121.2 21 17 51 3.77 4.25 0.21 0.00 101.6 4.11 4 0.5 .6 -0.1 1.7 18 .522 .503 Purchased
Elmer Singleton 30 92.1 38 5 52 5.07 4.52 0.18 0.00 102.8 4.46 -6 -0.7 1.1 -0.1 0.3 4 .483 .496 $7,000 Traded
Nick Strincevich 33 4.1 3 0 4 8.31 4.76 0.22 0.00 103.6 4.70 -2 -0.2 .2 0.1 -0.1 -1 .442 .499 Traded
Junior Walsh 29 4.1 2 0 5 10.38 4.09 0.21 0.00 99.5 3.85 -3 -0.3 1.1 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .357 .498 Amateur Free Agent
Team Total 31.8 1371.0 322 156 701 4.60 4.49 0.20 0.00 102.9 4.41 -32 -2.9 1.1 -0.8 11.2 120 .491 .499 $24,500
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