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1927 St. Louis Browns

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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59-94, Finished 7th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dan Howley (59-94)
Scored 724 runs, Allowed 904 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-92

Ballparks: Sportsman's Park III · Attendance: 247,879 (8th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 109


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1926 / 1928 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 Wally Schang# 37 97 311 264 40 84 15 2 5 42 3 2 41 33 .318 .414 .447 .861 121 118 2 4
2 1B George Sisler* 34 149 662 614 87 201 32 8 5 97 27 7 24 15 .327 .357 .430 .787 101 264 4 19
3 2B Ski Melillo 27 107 398 356 45 80 18 2 0 26 3 5 25 28 .225 .276 .287 .562 44 102 0 19
4 SS Wally Gerber 35 142 498 438 44 98 13 9 0 45 3 6 35 25 .224 .284 .295 .579 48 129 2 23
5 3B Frank O'Rourke 33 140 628 538 85 144 25 3 1 39 18 8 64 43 .268 .358 .331 .689 78 178 12 13
6 OF Harry Rice* 25 137 588 520 90 149 26 9 7 68 5 4 50 21 .287 .351 .412 .763 95 214 2 16
7 OF Bing Miller 32 143 553 492 83 160 32 7 5 75 8 7 30 26 .325 .375 .449 .824 110 221 9 22
8 OF Ken Williams* 37 131 496 423 70 136 23 6 17 74 9 7 57 30 .322 .403 .525 .928 136 222 1 15
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 IF Spencer Adams* 29 88 296 259 32 69 11 3 0 29 1 8 24 33 .266 .333 .332 .665 71 86 2 9
10 OF Herschel Bennett* 30 93 283 256 40 68 12 2 3 30 6 2 14 21 .266 .311 .363 .675 72 93 3 10
11 C Steve O'Neill 35 74 224 191 14 44 7 0 1 22 0 3 20 6 .230 .303 .283 .586 51 54 0 13
12 OF Fred Schulte 26 60 217 189 32 60 16 5 3 34 5 3 20 14 .317 .383 .503 .885 125 95 0 7
13 C Leo Dixon 32 36 112 103 6 20 3 1 0 12 0 1 7 6 .194 .245 .243 .488 25 25 0 1
14 SS Otis Miller 26 51 87 76 8 17 5 0 0 8 0 2 8 5 .224 .306 .289 .595 53 22 1 2
15 SS Red Kress 22 7 27 23 3 7 2 1 1 3 0 0 3 3 .304 .385 .609 .993 151 14 0 1
16 1B Guy Sturdy* 27 5 22 21 5 9 1 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 .429 .455 .476 .931 139 10 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
17 P Milt Gaston 31 37 106 96 13 25 8 0 3 15 0 0 5 26 .260 .297 .438 .735 86 42 0 5
18 P Elam Vangilder 31 44 73 68 5 19 4 0 1 8 0 0 0 11 .279 .290 .382 .672 71 26 1 4
19 P Sad Sam Jones 34 32 65 55 2 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 7 18 .109 .246 .145 .392 2 8 3 0
20 P Ernie Wingard* 26 43 60 56 6 10 2 1 3 12 0 0 4 4 .179 .233 .411 .644 62 23 0 0
21 P Lefty Stewart 26 29 58 49 4 15 1 0 0 3 0 1 5 16 .306 .370 .327 .697 80 16 0 4
22 P Ernie Nevers 25 27 33 32 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .219 .219 .250 .469 20 8 0 1
23 P Tom Zachary* 31 13 32 28 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .107 .167 .107 .274 -29 3 0 2
24 P Win Ballou 29 21 30 28 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .036 .069 .071 .140 -64 2 0 1
25 P General Crowder* 28 21 25 23 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .261 .292 .304 .596 53 7 0 1
26 P Chet Falk* 22 9 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 1 0 0
27 P Jim Wright 26 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -45 0 0 0
28 P Boom-Boom Beck 22 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 28 1 0 0
29 P Stew Bolen* 24 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 151 2 0 0
30 P George Blaeholder 23 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 151 2 0 0
Team Totals 31.5 155 5904 5217 724 1442 263 59 55 657 90 66 449 417 .276 .339 .381 .720 84 1988 42 192
Rank in 8 AL teams 5 5 6 8 7 3 4 5 6 5 7 6 5 6 5 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 31.7 155 5402 4763 684 1346 241 58 48 609 90 65 423 309 .283 .346 .388 .734 88 1847 38 174
Pitcher Totals 29.2 155 502 454 40 96 22 1 7 48 0 1 26 108 .211 .260 .311 .571 46 141 4 18
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 Milt Gaston 31 13 17 .433 5.00 37 30 6 21 0 1 254.0 275 177 141 18 100 77 3 1 8 1117 87 4.56 1.476 9.7 0.6 3.5 2.7 0.77
2 SP Elam Vangilder 31 10 12 .455 4.79 44 23 14 12 3 1 203.0 245 136 108 13 102 62 5 1 5 931 91 4.83 1.709 10.9 0.6 4.5 2.7 0.61
3 SP Sad Sam Jones 34 8 14 .364 4.32 30 26 2 11 0 0 189.2 211 121 91 12 102 72 3 0 3 877 101 4.75 1.650 10.0 0.6 4.8 3.4 0.71
4 SP Lefty Stewart* 26 8 11 .421 4.28 27 19 6 11 0 1 155.2 187 83 74 8 43 43 2 0 1 675 102 4.01 1.478 10.8 0.5 2.5 2.5 1.00
5 SP Win Ballou 29 5 6 .455 4.78 21 11 3 4 0 0 90.1 105 56 48 4 46 17 1 0 1 396 91 4.79 1.672 10.5 0.4 4.6 1.7 0.37
6 SP Tom Zachary* 31 4 6 .400 4.37 13 12 1 6 0 0 78.1 110 48 38 4 27 13 0 0 0 360 100 4.39 1.749 12.6 0.5 3.1 1.5 0.48
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 RP Ernie Wingard* 26 2 13 .133 6.56 38 17 11 7 0 0 156.1 213 132 114 7 79 28 2 0 8 738 66 4.80 1.868 12.3 0.4 4.5 1.6 0.35
8 RP Ernie Nevers 25 3 8 .273 4.94 27 5 13 2 0 2 94.2 105 61 52 8 35 22 2 1 5 397 88 4.83 1.479 10.0 0.8 3.3 2.1 0.63
9 RP General Crowder 28 3 5 .375 5.01 21 8 10 2 1 3 73.2 71 44 41 3 42 30 1 0 2 321 87 4.49 1.534 8.7 0.4 5.1 3.7 0.71
10 RP Chet Falk* 22 1 0 1.000 5.74 9 0 6 0 0 0 15.2 25 18 10 1 10 2 0 0 0 83 77 5.52 2.234 14.4 0.6 5.7 1.1 0.20
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 Jim Wright 26 1 0 1.000 4.50 2 1 1 1 0 0 12.0 8 6 6 0 4 4 0 0 0 49 99 3.36 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
12 Boom-Boom Beck 22 1 0 1.000 5.56 3 1 0 1 0 0 11.1 15 8 7 0 5 6 1 0 0 53 81 3.56 1.765 11.9 0.0 4.0 4.8 1.20
13 Stew Bolen* 24 0 1 .000 8.38 3 1 2 1 0 0 9.2 14 9 9 0 5 7 0 1 1 44 54 3.13 1.966 13.0 0.0 4.7 6.5 1.40
14 George Blaeholder 23 0 1 .000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 5 5 1 4 2 1 0 0 37 90 5.69 1.333 8.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 0.50
Team Totals 29.2 59 94 .386 4.95 155 155 75 80 4 8 1353.1 1592 904 744 79 604 385 21 4 34 6078 88 4.60 1.623 10.6 0.5 4.0 2.6 0.64
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 2 8 3 8 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 5
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
Spencer Adams 29 80 66 60 370 159 190 21 35 .943 4.26 2B-3B
Win Ballou 29 21 11 4 29 7 20 2 1 .931 1.29 P
Boom-Boom Beck 22 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 P
Herschel Bennett 30 55 53 52 130 118 5 7 1 .946 2.24 OF
George Blaeholder 23 1 1 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 P
Stew Bolen 24 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67 P
General Crowder 28 21 8 2 13 2 11 0 1 1.000 0.62 P
Leo Dixon 32 36 30 25 158 116 32 10 1 .937 4.23 0 18 12 40% 39% C
Chet Falk 22 9 0 0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.78 P
Milt Gaston 31 37 30 21 80 18 58 4 9 .950 2.05 P
Wally Gerber 35 142 139 113 758 290 427 41 91 .946 5.05 SS-3B
Sad Sam Jones 34 30 26 11 49 12 35 2 0 .959 1.57 P
Red Kress 22 7 7 7 38 12 25 1 4 .974 5.29 SS
Ski Melillo 27 101 96 85 558 229 293 36 72 .935 5.17 2B
Bing Miller 32 125 122 120 328 309 9 10 3 .970 2.52 OF
Otis Miller 26 45 13 11 89 29 54 6 9 .933 1.80 SS-3B
Ernie Nevers 25 27 5 2 40 5 31 4 0 .900 1.33 P
Steve O'Neill 35 60 55 47 241 180 57 4 8 .983 3.95 4 33 34 51% 39% C
Frank O'Rourke 33 138 138 129 568 246 299 23 47 .960 3.89 3B-2B-1B
Harry Rice 25 136 136 132 341 281 37 23 9 .933 2.32 OF-3B
Wally Schang 37 76 70 67 293 213 73 7 10 .976 3.81 9 44 45 51% 39% C
Fred Schulte 26 49 49 47 131 117 3 11 0 .916 2.45 OF
George Sisler 34 149 149 147 1529 1374 131 24 138 .984 10.10 1B
Lefty Stewart 26 27 19 11 52 7 45 0 2 1.000 1.93 P
Guy Sturdy 27 5 5 5 38 35 2 1 2 .974 7.40 1B
Elam Vangilder 31 44 23 12 43 9 32 2 0 .953 0.93 P
Ken Williams 37 113 112 109 285 260 15 10 4 .965 2.43 OF
Ernie Wingard 26 38 17 7 62 14 45 3 1 .952 1.55 P
Jim Wright 26 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Tom Zachary 31 13 12 6 21 3 17 1 2 .952 1.54 P
Team Totals 31.1 155 1395 1236 6261 4050 1958 253 166 .960 3.76 13 95 91 49% 39%
Rank in 8 AL teams 8 8
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
Spencer Adams* 29 88 296 -12 -3 0 -6 3 -18 -1.8 11 -7 -0.7 .480 .489 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $5,000 45
Win Ballou 29 21 30 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .479 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $4,000 Traded 1
Boom-Boom Beck 22 3 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,100 /1
Herschel Bennett* 30 93 283 -11 1 0 1 -3 -12 -1.2 11 -2 -0.1 .487 .493 -0.2 -0.1 -3 $4,500 O97/8
George Blaeholder 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .537 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000 /1
Stew Bolen* 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .516 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $2,400 /1
General Crowder* 28 21 25 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Traded 1
Leo Dixon 32 36 112 -12 -0 0 -1 1 -12 -1.2 4 -8 -0.8 .467 .493 -0.7 -0.0 -7 $5,500 Traded 2
Chet Falk* 22 9 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Milt Gaston 31 37 106 -4 0 0 0 10 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .518 .504 0.7 0.0 7 $6,000 Traded 1
Wally Gerber 35 142 498 -35 -1 0 -3 8 -31 -3.0 19 -13 -1.2 .478 .481 -0.9 0.5 -10 $8,000 *6/5
Sad Sam Jones 34 32 65 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $12,000 Traded 1
Red Kress 22 7 27 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .542 .502 0.3 0.1 3 $1,800 Traded /6
Ski Melillo 27 107 398 -31 -1 0 -9 3 -38 -3.7 15 -23 -2.2 .465 .477 -1.4 -0.5 -14 $4,000 4
Bing Miller 32 143 553 8 -1 0 2 -4 5 0.5 21 25 2.5 .503 .503 2.3 -0.2 23 $8,000 Traded *O879
Otis Miller 26 51 87 -5 -1 0 0 2 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .492 .497 -0.1 0.2 -1 Traded 65
Ernie Nevers 25 27 33 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 1
Steve O'Neill 35 74 224 -14 -1 0 1 2 -12 -1.2 8 -4 -0.4 .484 .493 -0.5 0.3 -5 $6,000 2
Frank O'Rourke 33 140 628 -16 1 0 -3 4 -14 -1.3 23 9 1.0 .491 .492 1.2 0.1 12 $6,000 Traded *54/3
Harry Rice* 25 137 588 -4 0 0 0 -5 -9 -0.8 22 14 1.4 .494 .495 1.4 -0.5 13 $6,000 *O98/5
Wally Schang# 37 97 311 9 0 0 0 3 12 1.1 12 24 2.3 .512 .507 2.3 0.2 23 $4,500 Traded 2
Fred Schulte 26 60 217 7 -0 0 -4 -1 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .502 .501 1.3 -0.5 14 $4,500 8O
George Sisler* 34 149 662 1 3 0 -3 -7 -6 -0.5 24 18 1.9 .496 .496 2.1 -1.0 21 $15,000 Free Agency *3
Lefty Stewart 26 29 58 -2 -0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $5,500 Traded 1
Guy Sturdy* 27 5 22 1 0 0 0 -0 2 0.1 1 2 0.2 .529 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 $3,000 /3
Elam Vangilder 31 44 73 -4 0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .508 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1
Ken Williams* 37 131 496 23 -1 0 0 -5 18 1.7 19 36 3.6 .513 .510 3.5 -0.5 36 $7,500 *O7/8
Ernie Wingard* 26 43 60 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $4,500 1
Jim Wright 26 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .476 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
Tom Zachary* 31 13 32 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .478 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $10,000 Traded 1
Team Total 31.5 1745 5904 -132 -3 0 -24 50 -109 -10.4 201 92 9.4 .494 .496 11.5 -2.2 116 $143,800
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
Win Ballou 29 89.1 21 11 56 5.64 5.05 -0.16 0.00 105.9 5.52 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.7 9 .493 .499 $4,000 Traded
Boom-Boom Beck 22 11.1 3 1 8 6.35 4.53 -0.16 0.00 100.2 4.70 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .435 .499 $2,100
George Blaeholder 23 9.0 1 1 5 5.00 4.37 -0.14 0.00 110.0 4.96 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .492 .500 $3,000
Stew Bolen* 24 9.2 3 1 9 8.38 4.50 -0.14 0.00 98.2 4.56 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .380 .498 $2,400
General Crowder 28 73.2 21 8 44 5.38 5.16 -0.14 0.00 107.3 5.69 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 1.0 11 .510 .501 Traded
Chet Falk* 22 15.2 9 0 18 10.34 4.93 -0.19 0.00 106.0 5.42 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .414 .495
Milt Gaston 31 253.0 37 30 177 6.30 5.08 -0.16 0.00 104.6 5.48 -24 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 0.3 6 .440 .486 $6,000 Traded
Sad Sam Jones 34 189.2 30 26 121 5.74 5.14 -0.16 0.00 105.2 5.58 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.5 18 .486 .497 $12,000 Traded
Ernie Nevers 25 92.2 27 5 61 5.92 5.14 -0.15 0.00 107.1 5.67 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.6 8 .489 .498 $5,000
Lefty Stewart* 26 156.2 27 19 83 4.77 4.86 -0.16 0.00 102.0 5.12 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.1 24 .519 .503 $5,500 Traded
Elam Vangilder 31 203.0 44 23 136 6.03 4.96 -0.16 0.00 104.5 5.35 -16 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 0.5 8 .465 .491
Ernie Wingard* 26 156.1 38 17 132 7.60 5.14 -0.17 0.00 105.8 5.62 -35 -3.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -16 .417 .480 $4,500
Jim Wright 26 12.0 2 1 6 4.50 4.26 -0.15 0.00 108.4 4.78 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .515 .500
Tom Zachary* 31 78.1 13 12 48 5.51 4.89 -0.17 0.00 103.7 5.25 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.5 7 .481 .498 $10,000 Traded
Team Total 29.2 1350.1 276 155 904 6.03 5.02 -0.16 0.00 104.9 5.44 -95 -8.6 1.0 -0.6 4.9 67 .469 .494 $54,500
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1926 / 1928 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics