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1928 St. Louis Browns

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

82-72, Finished 3rd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dan Howley (82-72)
Scored 772 runs, Allowed 742 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Ballparks: Sportsman's Park III · Attendance: 339,497 (8th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 103


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1927 / 1929 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# 38 91 326 245 41 70 10 5 3 39 8 2 68 26 .286 .448 .404 .852 122 99 4 8
2 1B Lu Blue# 31 154 681 549 116 154 32 11 14 80 12 7 105 43 .281 .400 .455 .855 121 250 4 20
3 2B Otis Brannan* 29 135 571 483 68 118 18 3 10 66 3 9 60 19 .244 .333 .356 .689 79 172 4 22
4 SS Red Kress 23 150 637 560 78 153 26 10 3 81 4 4 48 70 .273 .332 .371 .703 82 208 1 26
5 3B Frank O'Rourke 34 99 438 391 54 103 24 3 1 62 10 2 21 19 .263 .303 .348 .650 68 136 1 25
6 OF Fred Schulte 27 146 632 556 90 159 44 6 7 85 6 5 51 60 .286 .347 .424 .771 99 236 1 21
7 OF Heinie Manush* 26 154 697 638 104 241 47 20 13 108 16 5 39 14 .378 .414 .575 .989 154 367 0 20
8 OF Earl McNeely 30 127 553 496 66 117 27 7 0 44 8 6 37 39 .236 .299 .319 .618 60 158 8 11
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 C Clyde Manion 31 76 267 243 25 55 5 1 2 31 3 0 15 18 .226 .274 .280 .554 44 68 1 7
10 OF Beauty McGowan* 26 47 200 168 35 61 13 4 2 18 2 1 16 15 .363 .425 .524 .949 145 88 2 14
11 3B Larry Bettencourt 22 67 189 159 30 45 9 4 4 24 2 1 22 19 .283 .377 .465 .842 117 74 2 5
12 IF Ski Melillo 28 51 148 132 9 25 2 0 0 9 2 1 9 11 .189 .241 .205 .446 17 27 0 7
13 1B Guy Sturdy* 28 54 54 45 3 10 1 0 1 8 1 0 8 4 .222 .340 .311 .651 70 14 0 1
14 C Steve O'Neill 36 10 35 24 4 7 1 0 0 6 0 0 8 0 .292 .485 .333 .818 116 8 1 2
15 3B Ollie Sax 23 16 22 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .176 .364 .176 .540 44 3 0 0
16 3B Billy Mullen 32 15 22 18 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 .389 .476 .444 .921 140 8 0 1
17 SS Wally Gerber 36 6 19 18 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .278 .316 .333 .649 69 6 0 0
18 OF Fred Bennett 26 7 8 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .375 .625 60 3 0 0
19 C Ike Danning 23 2 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .571 .500 1.071 180 3 0 0
20 OF Frank Wilson* 27 6 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
21 P Sam Gray 30 35 109 101 6 19 3 0 1 9 0 0 4 24 .188 .219 .248 .467 21 25 0 4
22 P General Crowder* 29 41 94 80 11 15 1 0 0 8 0 0 5 9 .188 .235 .200 .435 14 16 0 9
23 P Jack Ogden 30 38 90 85 7 17 2 2 0 10 0 0 3 20 .200 .227 .271 .498 29 23 0 2
24 P George Blaeholder 24 38 77 71 9 15 3 0 2 6 0 0 5 18 .211 .263 .338 .601 55 24 0 1
25 P Lefty Stewart 27 29 57 51 5 14 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 13 .275 .351 .333 .684 78 17 0 0
26 P Dick Coffman 21 29 26 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .043 .083 .043 .127 -66 1 0 2
27 P Hal Wiltse* 24 26 23 22 3 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 .227 .227 .318 .545 40 7 0 1
28 P Ed Strelecki 23 22 14 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 41 2 0 2
29 P Boom-Boom Beck 23 16 14 14 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .429 .857 123 6 0 0
30 P Ernie Nevers 26 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
31 P Jim Wright 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.6 154 6017 5219 774 1432 276 76 63 707 78 43 543 474 .274 .346 .393 .739 91 2049 29 211
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 3 6 4 5 3 5 1 2 5 6 3 4 4 6 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 154 5512 4761 731 1338 262 74 60 664 77 43 517 371 .281 .355 .405 .760 97 1928 29 190
Pitcher Totals 27.4 154 505 458 43 94 14 2 3 43 1 0 26 103 .205 .248 .264 .512 33 121 0 21
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 Sam Gray 30 20 12 .625 3.19 35 31 4 21 2 3 262.2 256 119 93 11 86 102 1 0 1 1104 132 3.67 1.302 8.8 0.4 2.9 3.5 1.19
2 SP General Crowder 29 21 5 .808 3.69 41 31 6 19 1 2 244.0 238 113 100 11 91 99 1 0 1 1033 114 3.81 1.348 8.8 0.4 3.4 3.7 1.09
3 SP Jack Ogden 30 15 16 .484 4.15 38 31 7 18 1 2 242.2 257 121 112 23 80 67 1 0 1 1050 101 4.59 1.389 9.5 0.9 3.0 2.5 0.84
4 SP George Blaeholder 24 10 15 .400 4.37 38 26 8 9 1 3 214.1 235 123 104 23 52 87 2 0 2 921 96 4.25 1.339 9.9 1.0 2.2 3.7 1.67
5 SP Lefty Stewart* 27 7 9 .438 4.67 29 17 10 7 1 3 142.2 173 81 74 5 32 25 2 0 0 611 90 3.73 1.437 10.9 0.3 2.0 1.6 0.78
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
6 RP Dick Coffman 21 4 5 .444 6.09 29 7 10 3 0 1 85.2 122 68 58 7 37 25 1 0 3 395 69 4.72 1.856 12.8 0.7 3.9 2.6 0.68
7 RP Hal Wiltse* 24 2 5 .286 5.25 26 5 9 0 0 0 72.0 93 49 42 5 35 23 3 0 2 349 80 4.75 1.778 11.6 0.6 4.4 2.9 0.66
8 RP Ed Strelecki 23 0 2 .000 4.29 22 2 10 1 0 1 50.1 49 27 24 4 17 8 1 1 1 214 99 4.69 1.311 8.8 0.7 3.0 1.4 0.47
9 RP Boom-Boom Beck 23 2 3 .400 4.41 16 4 7 2 0 0 49.0 52 29 24 3 20 17 4 0 0 217 96 4.48 1.469 9.6 0.6 3.7 3.1 0.85
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
10 Ernie Nevers 26 1 0 1.000 3.00 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 9 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 36 146 4.79 1.222 9.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.50
11 Jim Wright 27 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 11 37 3.91 2.500 13.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
Team Totals 27.2 82 72 .532 4.17 154 154 74 80 6 15 1374.1 1487 737 637 93 454 456 16 1 11 5941 101 4.15 1.412 9.7 0.6 3.0 3.0 1.00
Rank in 8 AL teams 3 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 8 4 4
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
Boom-Boom Beck 23 16 4 2 12 0 11 1 2 .917 0.69 P
Fred Bennett 26 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 OF
Larry Bettencourt 22 44 40 37 116 42 68 6 4 .948 2.50 1 2 0 0% 41% 3B-OF-C
George Blaeholder 24 38 26 9 89 13 70 6 2 .933 2.18 P
Lu Blue 31 154 154 153 1596 1472 107 17 121 .989 10.25 1B
Otis Brannan 29 135 132 126 732 272 434 26 74 .964 5.23 2B
Dick Coffman 21 29 7 3 26 4 21 1 1 .962 0.86 P
General Crowder 29 41 31 19 39 4 33 2 3 .949 0.90 P
Ike Danning 23 2 2 2 12 8 3 1 0 .917 5.50 2 2 0 0% 41% C
Wally Gerber 36 6 6 3 23 6 12 5 4 .783 3.00 SS
Sam Gray 30 35 31 21 89 20 67 2 6 .978 2.49 P
Red Kress 23 150 148 147 773 318 400 55 99 .929 4.79 SS
Clyde Manion 31 70 66 65 358 302 49 7 10 .980 4.94 3 43 31 42% 41% C
Heinie Manush 26 154 154 152 364 355 6 3 2 .992 2.34 OF
Beauty McGowan 26 47 45 44 106 99 3 4 1 .962 2.17 OF
Earl McNeely 30 120 118 114 252 229 19 4 2 .984 2.07 OF
Ski Melillo 28 47 37 28 189 79 104 6 15 .968 3.89 2B-3B
Billy Mullen 32 6 1 1 15 4 9 2 1 .867 2.17 3B
Ernie Nevers 26 6 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.50 P
Steve O'Neill 36 10 8 3 24 19 4 1 0 .958 2.30 1 7 2 22% 41% C
Frank O'Rourke 34 96 96 90 330 151 164 15 13 .955 3.21 3B-SS
Jack Ogden 30 38 31 18 51 15 35 1 3 .980 1.32 P
Ollie Sax 23 9 5 3 22 6 15 1 2 .955 2.33 3B
Wally Schang 38 82 77 72 314 263 46 5 5 .984 3.77 1 44 18 29% 41% C
Fred Schulte 27 143 143 142 452 419 21 12 6 .973 3.08 OF
Lefty Stewart 27 29 17 7 36 3 33 0 2 1.000 1.24 P
Ed Strelecki 23 22 2 1 14 0 13 1 0 .929 0.59 P
Guy Sturdy 28 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 1B
Frank Wilson 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 OF
Hal Wiltse 24 26 5 0 22 4 17 1 0 .955 0.81 P
Jim Wright 27 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Team Totals 28.3 154 1386 1262 6065 4112 1768 185 146 .969 3.76 8 98 51 34% 41%
Rank in 8 AL teams 5 5
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
Boom-Boom Beck 23 16 14 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $3,000 1
Fred Bennett 26 7 8 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,700 /O9
Larry Bettencourt 22 67 189 4 0 0 -1 1 4 0.4 7 12 1.2 .507 .503 1.2 0.0 13 $3,600 5/O92
George Blaeholder 24 38 77 -5 0 0 0 8 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $3,600 1
Lu Blue# 31 154 681 21 0 0 8 -7 22 2.2 25 47 4.7 .514 .514 3.9 0.1 39 $13,500 Traded *3
Otis Brannan* 29 135 571 -14 -3 0 5 5 -7 -0.6 21 15 1.5 .495 .496 1.0 1.0 10 $3,000 *4
Dick Coffman 21 29 26 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $3,000 Traded 1
General Crowder* 29 41 94 -11 0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,000 Traded 1
Ike Danning 23 2 7 1 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .492 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
Wally Gerber 36 6 19 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $8,000 /6
Sam Gray 30 35 109 -13 0 0 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $8,000 Traded 1
Red Kress 23 150 637 -16 -0 0 -14 10 -20 -2.0 24 4 0.4 .486 .487 1.7 -0.4 17 $3,000 Traded *6
Clyde Manion 31 76 267 -20 1 0 2 2 -15 -1.5 10 -5 -0.5 .480 .491 -0.7 0.4 -7 $6,500 Rule 5 Draft 2
Heinie Manush* 26 154 697 50 2 0 4 -7 49 4.8 25 74 7.3 .531 .529 6.8 -0.3 70 $10,000 Traded *7O
Beauty McGowan* 26 47 200 12 0 0 0 -2 10 1.0 8 18 1.8 .521 .506 1.7 -0.2 18 $4,800 O98
Earl McNeely 30 127 553 -29 -0 0 2 -6 -33 -3.3 21 -12 -1.2 .474 .480 -1.5 -0.3 -14 $7,000 Traded *O9/78
Ski Melillo 28 51 148 -16 0 0 0 2 -15 -1.5 6 -9 -0.9 .471 .491 -0.9 0.2 -9 $4,000 45
Billy Mullen 32 15 22 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Traded /5
Ernie Nevers 26 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,000 /1
Steve O'Neill 36 10 35 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .519 .501 0.3 0.0 3 $6,000 2
Frank O'Rourke 34 99 438 -19 2 0 -7 3 -21 -2.1 16 -5 -0.5 .479 .487 0.2 -0.4 2 $7,000 Traded 5/6
Jack Ogden 30 38 90 -10 0 0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 $6,500 1
Ollie Sax 23 16 22 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .494 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
Wally Schang# 38 91 326 13 1 0 1 3 18 1.8 12 30 3.0 .519 .511 2.9 0.4 29 $10,000 Traded 2
Fred Schulte 27 146 632 -2 -0 0 4 -3 -1 -0.1 24 22 2.3 .499 .499 1.8 0.1 18 $5,500 *8O
Lefty Stewart 27 29 57 -2 0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .515 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $6,000 Traded 1
Ed Strelecki 23 22 14 -1 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $3,000 1
Guy Sturdy* 28 54 54 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.1 .497 .499 0.1 0.0 1 $3,600 /3
Frank Wilson* 27 6 6 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .471 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 Purchased /O9
Hal Wiltse* 24 26 23 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 Traded 1
Jim Wright 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Team Total 28.6 1695 6017 -69 6 0 2 55 -6 -0.7 204 198 19.7 .499 .500 19.0 0.6 196 $143,300
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
Boom-Boom Beck 23 48.1 16 4 29 5.40 4.67 0.01 0.00 104.2 4.85 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .481 .498 $3,000
George Blaeholder 24 215.1 38 26 123 5.14 4.86 0.01 0.00 103.6 5.02 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.8 21 .491 .498 $3,600
Dick Coffman 21 84.2 29 7 68 7.23 4.89 0.01 0.00 103.7 5.06 -21 -2.0 1.0 -0.0 -1.1 -11 .433 .488 $3,000 Traded
General Crowder 29 245.0 41 31 113 4.15 4.84 0.01 0.00 103.8 5.01 22 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.7 50 .557 .514 $6,000 Traded
Sam Gray 30 262.2 35 31 119 4.08 4.71 0.01 0.00 103.3 4.86 22 2.3 1.0 -0.1 4.8 52 .565 .514 $8,000 Traded
Ernie Nevers 26 9.0 6 0 4 4.00 4.62 0.01 0.00 104.4 4.81 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .513 .500 $6,000
Jack Ogden 30 242.1 38 31 121 4.49 4.83 0.01 0.00 104.5 5.03 14 1.4 1.0 -0.1 3.8 41 .537 .509 $6,500
Lefty Stewart* 27 142.2 29 17 81 5.11 4.71 0.01 0.00 102.0 4.79 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .481 .497 $6,000 Traded
Ed Strelecki 23 50.1 22 2 27 4.83 4.61 0.01 0.00 105.5 4.84 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.5 6 .500 .500 $3,000
Hal Wiltse* 24 72.0 26 5 49 6.13 5.24 0.01 0.00 102.4 5.36 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .476 .496 Traded
Jim Wright 27 2.0 2 0 3 13.50 4.75 0.01 0.00 101.6 4.81 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .411 .499
Team Total 27.2 1374.1 282 154 737 4.83 4.81 0.01 0.00 103.6 4.97 17 2.1 1.0 -0.6 15.7 174 .507 .503 $45,100
Name 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