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1929 St. Louis Browns

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1928 / 1930

79-73, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dan Howley (79-73)
Scored 733 runs, Allowed 713 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-74

Ballparks: Sportsman's Park III · Attendance: 280,697 (8th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 100


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1928 / 1930 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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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# 39 94 333 249 43 59 10 5 5 36 1 4 74 22 .237 .424 .378 .802 105 94 7 4
2 1B Lu Blue# 32 151 714 573 111 168 40 10 6 61 12 6 126 32 .293 .422 .429 .852 117 246 2 11
3 2B Ski Melillo 29 141 545 494 57 146 17 10 5 67 11 6 29 30 .296 .337 .401 .738 87 198 2 19
4 SS Red Kress 24 147 627 557 82 170 38 4 9 107 5 8 52 54 .305 .366 .436 .802 103 243 1 17
5 3B Frank O'Rourke 35 154 659 585 81 147 23 9 2 62 14 7 41 28 .251 .306 .332 .637 62 194 5 28
6 OF Fred Schulte 28 121 519 446 63 137 24 5 3 71 8 3 59 44 .307 .389 .404 .793 102 180 1 14
7 OF Beauty McGowan* 27 125 525 441 62 112 26 6 2 51 5 2 61 34 .254 .346 .354 .700 78 156 1 21
8 OF Heinie Manush* 27 142 637 574 85 204 45 10 6 81 9 9 43 24 .355 .401 .500 .901 128 287 1 17
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 OF Earl McNeely 31 69 255 230 27 56 8 1 1 18 2 1 7 13 .243 .272 .300 .572 45 69 2 15
10 C Rick Ferrell 23 64 181 144 21 33 6 1 0 20 1 2 32 10 .229 .373 .285 .658 69 41 1 4
11 OF Red Badgro* 26 54 168 148 27 42 12 0 1 18 1 0 11 15 .284 .342 .385 .727 84 57 2 7
12 C Clyde Manion 32 35 128 111 16 27 2 0 0 11 1 0 15 3 .243 .333 .261 .595 53 29 0 2
13 2B Otis Brannan* 30 23 58 51 4 15 1 0 1 8 0 0 4 4 .294 .345 .373 .718 82 19 0 3
14 IF Ed Roetz 23 16 52 45 7 11 4 1 0 5 0 0 4 6 .244 .306 .378 .684 73 17 0 2
15 IF Len Dondero 25 19 36 31 2 6 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 4 .194 .194 .290 .484 21 9 0 4
16 OF Tom Jenkins* 31 21 26 22 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 .182 .308 .273 .580 49 6 0 0
17 3B Jimmy Austin# 49 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .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
18 P Sam Gray 31 43 118 103 8 19 4 1 0 13 0 0 6 18 .184 .229 .243 .472 20 25 0 9
19 P General Crowder* 30 40 99 96 6 18 4 0 0 5 0 0 2 11 .188 .204 .229 .433 10 22 0 1
20 P George Blaeholder 25 42 82 74 6 9 1 0 1 6 0 0 6 14 .122 .188 .176 .363 -7 13 0 2
21 P Rip Collins 33 26 66 62 9 17 6 0 1 5 0 0 3 17 .274 .308 .419 .727 83 26 0 1
22 P Lefty Stewart 28 23 58 51 3 6 3 0 0 8 0 0 1 13 .118 .135 .176 .311 -22 9 0 6
23 P Jack Ogden 31 34 50 45 4 11 1 0 0 7 0 0 3 9 .244 .292 .267 .558 43 12 0 2
24 P Chad Kimsey* 22 29 32 30 6 8 2 0 2 4 0 0 1 8 .267 .290 .533 .824 105 16 0 1
25 P Dick Coffman 22 27 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
26 P Fred Stiely* 28 1 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 318 3 0 0
27 P Ed Strelecki 24 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
28 P Oscar Estrada* 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 P Herb Cobb 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 P Paul Hopkins 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.4 154 5982 5175 733 1427 278 64 46 672 70 48 584 423 .276 .352 .381 .733 86 1971 25 190
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 4 6 5 8 6 6 2 1 3 5 5 5 5 5 5
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.4 154 5464 4702 689 1337 256 63 42 624 70 48 562 332 .284 .364 .392 .756 92 1845 25 168
Pitcher Totals 29.0 154 518 473 44 90 22 1 4 48 0 0 22 91 .190 .226 .266 .493 25 126 0 22
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 31 18 15 .545 3.72 43 37 2 23 4 1 305.0 336 142 126 18 96 109 1 0 7 1310 119 4.17 1.416 9.9 0.5 2.8 3.2 1.14
2 SP General Crowder 30 17 15 .531 3.92 40 34 5 19 4 4 266.2 272 133 116 22 93 79 0 0 2 1128 113 4.69 1.369 9.2 0.7 3.1 2.7 0.85
3 SP George Blaeholder 25 14 15 .483 4.18 42 24 10 13 4 2 222.0 237 113 103 18 61 72 0 0 2 954 106 4.39 1.342 9.6 0.7 2.5 2.9 1.18
4 SP Rip Collins 33 11 6 .647 4.00 26 20 5 10 1 1 155.1 162 79 69 16 73 47 6 0 1 692 111 5.42 1.513 9.4 0.9 4.2 2.7 0.64
5 SP Lefty Stewart* 28 9 6 .600 3.25 23 18 3 8 1 0 149.2 137 67 54 11 49 47 4 0 0 627 136 4.55 1.243 8.2 0.7 2.9 2.8 0.96
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 Jack Ogden 31 4 8 .333 4.93 34 14 13 7 0 0 131.1 154 83 72 8 44 32 0 2 1 572 90 4.47 1.508 10.6 0.5 3.0 2.2 0.73
7 RP Chad Kimsey 22 3 6 .333 5.04 24 3 13 1 0 1 64.1 83 42 36 2 19 13 0 1 1 274 88 4.05 1.585 11.6 0.3 2.7 1.8 0.68
8 RP Dick Coffman 22 1 1 .500 5.98 27 3 13 1 1 1 52.2 61 40 35 3 14 11 3 0 0 236 74 4.45 1.424 10.4 0.5 2.4 1.9 0.79
9 RP Ed Strelecki 24 1 1 .500 4.91 7 0 4 0 0 0 11.0 12 8 6 1 6 2 1 0 0 52 93 5.89 1.636 9.8 0.8 4.9 1.6 0.33
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 Fred Stiely* 28 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 41 4.05 1.556 11.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 0.67
11 Paul Hopkins 24 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 5.16 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
12 Oscar Estrada* 25 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 6.16 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
13 Herb Cobb 24 0 0 36.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 7 16 19.16 4.000 27.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 28.9 79 73 .520 4.08 154 154 71 83 15 10 1371.0 1469 713 621 100 462 415 16 6 15 5905 109 4.55 1.408 9.6 0.7 3.0 2.7 0.90
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 3 2 1 4 2 3 2 3 8 1 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
Jimmy Austin 49 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 3B
Red Badgro 26 37 33 29 60 58 1 1 1 .983 1.59 OF
George Blaeholder 25 42 24 13 90 15 74 1 4 .989 2.12 P
Lu Blue 32 151 151 149 1589 1491 88 10 127 .994 10.46 1B
Otis Brannan 30 20 11 9 80 31 47 2 6 .975 4.11 2B
Herb Cobb 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Dick Coffman 22 27 3 1 15 3 12 0 0 1.000 0.56 P
Rip Collins 33 26 20 10 41 7 34 0 1 1.000 1.58 P
General Crowder 30 40 34 19 57 6 50 1 1 .982 1.40 P
Len Dondero 25 15 4 3 20 8 10 2 1 .900 1.20 3B-2B
Oscar Estrada 25 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Rick Ferrell 23 45 39 37 182 140 35 7 3 .962 3.89 2 11 19 63% 44% C
Sam Gray 31 43 37 23 73 9 61 3 4 .959 1.63 P
Paul Hopkins 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Tom Jenkins 31 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 OF
Chad Kimsey 22 24 3 1 33 7 25 1 2 .970 1.33 P
Red Kress 24 146 144 144 796 312 441 43 94 .946 5.16 SS
Clyde Manion 32 34 34 31 167 141 22 4 2 .976 4.79 0 8 12 60% 44% C
Heinie Manush 27 141 141 138 308 293 11 4 3 .987 2.16 OF
Beauty McGowan 27 117 115 113 280 257 16 7 5 .975 2.33 OF
Earl McNeely 31 62 56 51 102 96 4 2 0 .980 1.61 OF
Ski Melillo 29 141 140 126 885 342 519 24 98 .973 6.11 2B
Frank O'Rourke 35 154 153 143 464 184 255 25 32 .946 2.81 3B-2B-SS
Jack Ogden 31 34 14 7 36 6 28 2 4 .944 1.00 P
Ed Roetz 23 16 13 12 96 64 25 7 11 .927 5.56 SS-1B-2B-3B
Wally Schang 39 85 81 76 328 268 56 4 6 .988 3.81 5 40 33 45% 44% C
Fred Schulte 28 116 116 114 377 361 12 4 2 .989 3.22 OF
Lefty Stewart 28 23 18 8 40 8 30 2 1 .950 1.65 P
Fred Stiely 28 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 P
Ed Strelecki 24 7 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.57 P
Team Totals 29.2 154 1386 1259 6130 4111 1863 156 148 .975 3.84 7 59 64 52% 44%
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 1
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
Jimmy Austin# 49 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded /5
Red Badgro* 26 54 168 -4 1 0 -1 -2 -6 -0.6 6 0 0.1 .490 .497 0.2 -0.3 2 O9
George Blaeholder 25 42 82 -13 0 0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $5,000 1
Lu Blue# 32 151 714 22 1 0 6 -7 22 2.1 25 47 4.6 .514 .513 4.0 -0.1 41 $14,000 Traded *3
Otis Brannan* 30 23 58 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,600 4
Herb Cobb 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000 Purchased /1
Dick Coffman 22 27 8 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,600 Traded 1
Rip Collins 33 26 66 -2 0 0 0 7 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .519 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $7,500 Purchased 1
General Crowder* 30 40 99 -13 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $9,000 Traded 1
Len Dondero 25 19 36 -4 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3 5/4
Oscar Estrada* 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Rule 5 Draft /1
Rick Ferrell 23 64 181 -5 -0 0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.3 0.1 3 $10,000 Free Agency 2
Sam Gray 31 43 118 -14 0 0 0 13 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 Traded 1
Paul Hopkins 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Waivers /1
Tom Jenkins* 31 21 26 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $4,000 Purchased /O9
Chad Kimsey* 22 29 32 -0 0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $3,000 1
Red Kress 24 147 627 2 -1 0 2 10 13 1.2 24 36 3.6 .508 .508 3.3 1.1 34 $4,800 Traded *6
Clyde Manion 32 35 128 -7 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 5 -1 -0.0 .485 .497 -0.0 0.1 -1 $7,000 Rule 5 Draft 2
Heinie Manush* 27 142 637 25 -1 0 2 -7 20 1.8 23 43 4.2 .513 .512 4.0 -0.4 41 $13,000 Traded *7O
Beauty McGowan* 27 125 525 -14 1 0 6 -4 -11 -1.1 20 9 0.9 .492 .494 0.3 0.2 3 $5,500 *O98
Earl McNeely 31 69 255 -20 0 0 -3 -3 -25 -2.5 10 -16 -1.5 .464 .485 -1.2 -0.6 -13 $7,000 Traded O97/8
Ski Melillo 29 141 545 -10 1 0 15 5 10 0.9 20 30 3.0 .507 .506 1.5 1.9 15 $4,500 *4
Frank O'Rourke 35 154 659 -34 1 0 -6 4 -35 -3.4 25 -10 -0.9 .478 .479 -0.3 -0.2 -4 $7,500 Traded *5/46
Jack Ogden 31 34 50 -4 0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $7,500 1
Ed Roetz 23 16 52 -2 0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .478 .498 0.0 -0.2 0 Purchased /6345
Wally Schang# 39 94 333 7 -1 0 1 3 10 0.9 12 22 2.2 .510 .506 2.1 0.4 21 $10,000 Traded 2
Fred Schulte 28 121 519 3 1 0 9 -2 11 1.1 19 31 3.0 .509 .507 2.1 0.6 22 $6,000 *8O
Lefty Stewart 28 23 58 -11 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $6,000 Traded 1
Fred Stiely* 28 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .613 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000 /1
Ed Strelecki 24 7 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,000 /1
Team Total 29.4 1653 5982 -103 5 0 28 58 -12 -1.6 202 190 19.0 .499 .501 15.8 2.7 163 $157,500
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
George Blaeholder 25 222.1 42 24 113 4.57 5.22 0.18 0.00 102.9 5.18 15 1.4 1.0 -0.1 3.6 41 .534 .509 $5,000
Herb Cobb 24 1.0 1 0 4 36.00 5.92 0.25 0.00 108.0 6.12 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .257 .499 $3,000 Purchased
Dick Coffman 22 52.2 27 3 40 6.84 5.05 0.20 0.00 102.9 4.99 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .463 .494 $3,600 Traded
Rip Collins 33 155.1 26 20 79 4.58 4.98 0.18 0.00 104.6 5.02 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.2 26 .527 .504 $7,500 Purchased
General Crowder 30 265.2 40 34 133 4.51 5.15 0.18 0.00 103.3 5.13 18 1.8 1.0 -0.1 4.4 49 .545 .511 $9,000 Traded
Oscar Estrada* 25 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 5.92 0.20 0.00 108.0 6.18 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .569 .500 Rule 5 Draft
Sam Gray 31 304.1 43 37 142 4.20 5.17 0.18 0.00 104.2 5.19 33 3.3 1.0 -0.1 6.3 69 .577 .521 $10,000 Traded
Paul Hopkins 24 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 5.26 0.10 0.00 108.0 5.58 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .562 .501 Waivers
Chad Kimsey 22 64.1 24 3 42 5.88 5.01 0.19 0.00 104.9 5.06 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .477 .497 $3,000
Jack Ogden 31 131.1 34 14 83 5.69 4.99 0.19 0.00 102.6 4.92 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 4 .469 .493 $7,500
Lefty Stewart* 28 149.2 23 18 67 4.03 5.08 0.18 0.00 104.4 5.11 18 1.8 1.0 -0.1 3.3 35 .578 .511 $6,000 Traded
Fred Stiely* 28 9.0 1 1 2 2.00 4.66 0.20 0.00 108.0 4.81 3 0.3 -0.0 0.4 4 .806 .502 $3,000
Ed Strelecki 24 11.0 7 0 8 6.55 5.92 0.20 0.00 97.9 5.61 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .484 .499 $3,000
Team Total 28.9 1369.2 271 154 713 4.69 5.12 0.18 0.00 103.7 5.11 63 6.6 1.0 -0.6 20.1 225 .524 .506 $60,600
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1928 / 1930 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics