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1928 Washington Senators

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

75-79, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bucky Harris (75-79)
Scored 718 runs, Allowed 705 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-76

Ballparks: Griffith Stadium · Attendance: 378,501 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101


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1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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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 Muddy Ruel 32 108 404 350 31 90 18 2 0 55 12 10 44 14 .257 .342 .320 .662 75 112 1 9
2 1B Joe Judge* 34 153 648 542 78 166 31 10 3 93 16 4 80 19 .306 .396 .417 .813 115 226 1 23
3 2B Bucky Harris 31 99 394 358 34 73 11 5 0 28 5 2 27 26 .204 .264 .263 .526 39 94 2 10
4 SS Bobby Reeves 24 102 392 353 44 107 16 8 3 42 4 8 24 47 .303 .351 .419 .770 102 148 2 13
5 3B Ossie Bluege 27 146 588 518 78 154 33 7 2 75 18 6 46 27 .297 .364 .400 .763 101 207 8 16
6 OF Goose Goslin* 27 135 528 456 80 173 36 10 17 102 16 3 48 19 .379 .442 .614 1.056 176 280 3 20
7 OF Sam West* 23 125 404 378 59 114 30 7 3 40 5 6 20 23 .302 .338 .442 .780 104 167 1 6
8 OF Sam Rice* 38 148 681 616 95 202 32 15 2 55 16 3 49 15 .328 .379 .438 .818 115 270 2 14
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 OF Red Barnes* 24 114 484 417 82 127 22 15 6 51 7 3 55 38 .305 .391 .472 .863 127 197 4 9
10 SS Joe Cronin 21 63 259 227 23 55 10 4 0 25 4 0 22 27 .242 .309 .322 .631 67 73 0 10
11 MI Jackie Hayes 21 60 226 210 30 54 7 3 0 22 3 0 5 10 .257 .274 .319 .593 56 67 0 7
12 C Bennie Tate* 26 57 136 122 10 30 6 0 0 15 0 4 10 4 .246 .303 .295 .598 58 36 0 3
13 C Eddie Kenna 30 41 135 118 14 35 4 2 1 20 1 5 14 8 .297 .376 .390 .766 102 46 1 1
14 SS Grant Gillis 27 24 96 87 13 22 5 1 0 10 0 1 4 5 .253 .309 .333 .642 69 29 3 2
15 UT George Sisler* 35 20 51 49 1 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 .245 .260 .265 .525 39 13 0 1
16 OF Babe Ganzel 27 10 28 26 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 .077 .111 .115 .226 -40 3 0 1
17 OF Dick Spalding* 34 16 25 23 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 .348 .348 .348 .696 84 8 0 2
18 1B Harley Boss* 19 12 15 12 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 75 3 0 0
19 3B Pelham Ballenger 34 3 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 -41 1 0 0
20 C Al Bool 30 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 1 0 1
21 3B Ed Crowley 21 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
22 Hugh McMullen# 26 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
23 P Sad Sam Jones 35 37 95 79 13 20 5 1 2 11 0 0 6 9 .253 .306 .418 .724 89 33 0 9
24 P Bump Hadley 23 33 90 81 12 17 3 1 0 7 1 0 7 13 .210 .273 .272 .544 44 22 0 3
25 P Garland Braxton# 28 38 83 72 4 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 21 .125 .192 .125 .317 -15 9 1 5
26 P Milt Gaston 32 28 53 49 1 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 .143 .143 .184 .327 -14 9 0 4
27 P Firpo Marberry 29 48 51 46 1 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 .109 .128 .130 .258 -32 6 1 3
28 P Tom Zachary* 32 20 39 33 1 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7 .303 .324 .303 .627 66 10 0 5
29 P Lloyd Brown* 23 27 35 31 4 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 10 .161 .257 .258 .515 36 8 0 0
30 P Hod Lisenbee 29 16 26 23 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .174 .208 .261 .469 23 6 0 2
31 P Bobby Burke* 21 26 23 20 3 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 .250 .286 .350 .636 67 7 0 1
32 P Clay Van Alstyne 28 4 9 8 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .625 .958 148 5 0 0
33 P Jim Weaver 24 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.7 155 6018 5323 718 1513 277 93 40 680 108 58 479 385 .284 .347 .394 .740 95 2096 30 180
Rank in 8 AL teams 3 5 4 3 2 5 3 5 4 1 4 3 4 4 4 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 155 5513 4880 676 1429 263 89 37 642 107 58 453 295 .293 .356 .406 .762 101 1981 28 148
Pitcher Totals 28.6 155 505 443 42 84 14 4 3 38 1 0 26 90 .190 .238 .260 .497 31 115 2 32
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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1 SP Bump Hadley 23 12 13 .480 3.54 33 31 0 16 3 0 231.2 236 105 91 4 100 80 8 0 0 1010 113 1.450 9.2 0.2 3.9 3.1 0.80
2 SP Sad Sam Jones 35 17 7 .708 2.84 30 27 2 19 4 0 224.2 209 89 71 5 78 63 3 0 5 928 141 1.277 8.4 0.2 3.1 2.5 0.81
3 SP Garland Braxton* 28 13 11 .542 2.51 38 24 10 15 2 6 218.1 177 78 61 7 44 94 5 0 2 875 159 1.012 7.3 0.3 1.8 3.9 2.14
4 SP Milt Gaston 32 6 12 .333 5.51 28 22 4 8 3 0 148.2 179 102 91 3 53 45 0 0 3 664 73 1.561 10.8 0.2 3.2 2.7 0.85
5 SP Tom Zachary* 32 6 9 .400 5.44 20 14 2 5 1 0 102.2 130 72 62 5 40 19 1 1 2 460 74 1.656 11.4 0.4 3.5 1.7 0.48
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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
6 RP Firpo Marberry 29 13 13 .500 3.85 48 11 26 7 1 2 161.1 160 79 69 4 42 76 3 0 0 668 104 1.252 8.9 0.2 2.3 4.2 1.81
7 RP Lloyd Brown* 23 4 4 .500 4.04 27 10 14 2 0 1 107.0 112 62 48 7 40 38 2 0 3 466 99 1.421 9.4 0.6 3.4 3.2 0.95
8 RP Bobby Burke* 21 2 4 .333 3.90 26 7 11 2 1 0 85.1 87 44 37 1 18 27 2 1 0 349 103 1.230 9.2 0.1 1.9 2.8 1.50
9 RP Hod Lisenbee 29 2 6 .250 6.08 16 9 4 3 0 0 77.0 102 58 52 4 32 13 5 0 1 365 66 1.740 11.9 0.5 3.7 1.5 0.41
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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
10 Clay Van Alstyne 28 0 0 5.48 4 0 3 0 0 0 21.1 26 14 13 0 13 5 1 0 1 98 74 1.828 11.0 0.0 5.5 2.1 0.38
11 Jim Weaver 24 0 0 1.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 2 2 1 0 6 2 1 0 0 23 284 1.333 3.0 0.0 9.0 3.0 0.33
Team Totals 28.4 75 79 .487 3.88 155 155 78 77 15 9 1384.0 1420 705 596 40 466 462 31 2 17 5906 103 1.363 9.2 0.3 3.0 3.0 0.99
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 3 5 1 7 1 2 3 3 1 5 3
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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
* - 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
Pelham Ballenger 34 3 1 1 9 1 8 0 1 1.000 3.00 3B
Red Barnes 24 104 102 100 277 255 16 6 2 .978 2.61 OF
Ossie Bluege 27 144 144 136 500 150 330 20 34 .960 3.31 3B-2B
Al Bool 30 2 2 2 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 0 0 1 100% 41% C
Harley Boss 19 5 2 1 33 32 0 1 2 .970 6.40 1B
Garland Braxton 28 38 24 15 62 9 50 3 2 .952 1.55 P
Lloyd Brown 23 27 10 2 46 10 36 0 2 1.000 1.70 P
Bobby Burke 21 26 7 2 25 5 19 1 1 .960 0.92 P
Joe Cronin 21 63 62 62 339 133 190 16 42 .953 5.13 SS
Ed Crowley 21 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 3B
Babe Ganzel 27 7 5 3 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.57 OF
Milt Gaston 32 28 21 8 50 9 38 3 1 .940 1.68 P
Grant Gillis 27 24 23 21 95 40 47 8 6 .916 3.63 SS-2B-3B
Goose Goslin 27 125 124 81 291 266 14 11 4 .962 2.24 OF
Bump Hadley 23 33 31 16 62 8 52 2 2 .968 1.82 P
Bucky Harris 31 97 91 88 598 254 326 18 61 .970 5.92 2B-OF-3B
Jackie Hayes 21 58 52 49 321 134 177 10 36 .969 5.36 2B-SS-3B
Sad Sam Jones 35 30 28 19 65 16 49 0 5 1.000 2.17 P
Joe Judge 34 149 147 143 1510 1412 92 6 118 .996 10.09 1B
Eddie Kenna 30 33 32 30 138 104 26 8 3 .942 3.94 5 13 13 50% 41% C
Hod Lisenbee 29 16 9 3 18 2 15 1 0 .944 1.06 P
Firpo Marberry 29 48 11 7 36 8 27 1 2 .972 0.73 P
Bobby Reeves 24 94 92 88 531 224 261 46 39 .913 5.00 SS-2B-3B-OF
Sam Rice 38 147 147 141 258 240 11 7 5 .973 1.71 OF
Muddy Ruel 32 102 99 93 497 416 75 6 6 .988 4.77 7 45 34 43% 41% C-1B
George Sisler 35 9 8 6 53 53 0 0 3 1.000 5.30 OF-1B
Dick Spalding 34 11 3 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0.82 OF
Bennie Tate 26 30 24 22 134 111 21 2 1 .985 4.40 1 15 10 40% 41% C
Clay Van Alstyne 28 4 0 0 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 2.25 P
Jim Weaver 24 3 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.67 P
Sam West 23 115 80 76 224 210 13 1 0 .996 1.92 OF
Tom Zachary 32 20 14 5 34 1 32 1 2 .971 1.65 P
Team Totals 28.4 155 1395 1223 6249 4130 1939 180 381 .971 3.78 13 73 58 44% 41%
Rank in 8 AL teams 1 3 1
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
Pelham Ballenger 34 3 9 -2 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.2 0.1 -1 $5,400 /5
Red Barnes* 24 114 484 17 1 0 2 -3 17 1.7 18 35 3.5 .515 .510 3.2 -0.1 33 $3,000 *O87/9
Ossie Bluege 27 146 588 3 2 0 11 4 20 2.0 22 42 4.2 .514 .512 3.1 1.5 31 $8,500 Free Agency *5/4
Al Bool 30 2 8 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .433 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased /2
Harley Boss* 19 12 15 -0 0 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /3
Garland Braxton# 28 38 83 -13 0 0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $6,000 Traded 1
Lloyd Brown* 23 27 35 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $3,354 1
Bobby Burke* 21 26 23 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Rule 5 Draft 1
Joe Cronin 21 63 259 -11 1 0 2 4 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .494 .498 0.4 0.6 4 $3,828 Purchased 6
Ed Crowley 21 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
Babe Ganzel 27 10 28 -5 0 0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .441 .496 -0.5 -0.0 -5 /O879
Milt Gaston 32 28 53 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $7,000 Traded 1
Grant Gillis 27 24 96 -4 -0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.0 .485 .498 0.1 0.0 1 6/45
Goose Goslin* 27 135 528 52 3 0 8 -6 56 5.5 20 76 7.5 .541 .534 6.6 0.2 68 $14,000 Purchased *7O/9
Bump Hadley 23 33 90 -7 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $6,000 Traded 1
Bucky Harris 31 99 394 -31 1 0 3 3 -24 -2.5 15 -10 -1.0 .475 .485 -1.3 0.6 -13 $30,000 Traded 4/5O9
Jackie Hayes 21 60 226 -14 1 0 2 2 -8 -0.8 8 0 0.0 .486 .495 -0.2 0.4 -2 $3,000 46/5
Sad Sam Jones 35 37 95 -2 0 0 0 10 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .522 .505 0.8 0.0 8 $10,000 Traded 1
Joe Judge* 34 153 648 16 3 0 3 -7 15 1.5 24 39 3.9 .510 .509 3.5 -0.3 36 $9,000 Purchased *3
Eddie Kenna 30 41 135 1 -2 0 -2 1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.5 -0.1 5 2
Hod Lisenbee 29 16 26 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $9,000 1
Firpo Marberry 29 48 51 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .492 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 Free Agency 1
Hugh McMullen# 26 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .467 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Rule 5 Draft
Bobby Reeves 24 102 392 0 -2 0 -10 5 -7 -0.7 15 8 0.8 .493 .496 1.8 -0.4 18 $4,500 64/5O9
Sam Rice* 38 148 681 15 3 0 -3 -7 8 0.8 24 32 3.2 .506 .505 3.5 -1.0 35 Purchased *O9/7
Muddy Ruel 32 108 404 -10 -1 0 1 3 -7 -0.7 15 8 0.8 .493 .495 0.7 0.4 7 $11,500 Traded 2/3
George Sisler* 35 20 51 -4 -0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $17,500 Purchased /37O
Dick Spalding* 34 16 25 -1 -1 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O/79
Bennie Tate* 26 57 136 -7 -2 0 0 1 -8 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .487 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 $5,500 2
Clay Van Alstyne 28 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .533 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased /1
Jim Weaver 24 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
Sam West* 23 125 404 1 -1 0 -4 -4 -8 -0.8 15 8 0.8 .494 .495 1.1 -0.8 12 Traded *O87/9
Tom Zachary* 32 20 39 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .511 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Free Agency 1
Team Total 28.7 1721 6018 -36 6 0 11 52 33 3.1 205 238 23.6 .502 .503 22.0 1.2 227 $157,082
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
Garland Braxton* 28 216.2 38 24 78 3.24 4.85 0.07 0.00 99.5 4.76 36 3.8 1.0 -0.1 5.9 61 .600 .524 $6,000 Traded
Lloyd Brown* 23 107.0 27 10 62 5.21 4.92 0.07 0.00 99.2 4.82 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.6 7 .481 .497 $3,354
Bobby Burke* 21 85.1 26 7 44 4.64 4.58 0.07 0.00 98.3 4.44 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.6 7 .491 .499 Rule 5 Draft
Milt Gaston 32 148.2 28 22 102 6.17 4.72 0.08 0.00 98.6 4.58 -27 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -10 .411 .485 $7,000 Traded
Bump Hadley 23 231.1 33 31 105 4.09 4.88 0.07 0.00 99.3 4.77 17 1.7 1.0 -0.1 4.0 43 .553 .511 $6,000 Traded
Sad Sam Jones 35 224.2 30 27 89 3.57 4.91 0.07 0.00 99.8 4.83 31 3.3 1.0 -0.1 5.5 56 .609 .520 $10,000 Traded
Hod Lisenbee 29 77.0 16 9 58 6.78 4.83 0.08 0.00 98.3 4.67 -18 -1.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -10 .396 .490 $9,000
Firpo Marberry 29 161.0 48 11 79 4.42 4.80 0.07 0.00 98.7 4.67 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 2.0 22 .508 .502 Free Agency
Clay Van Alstyne 28 21.1 4 0 14 5.91 5.21 0.08 0.00 95.3 4.89 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .441 .499 Purchased
Jim Weaver 24 6.0 3 0 2 3.00 5.43 0.05 0.00 91.0 4.90 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .543 .501 Purchased
Tom Zachary* 32 102.1 20 14 72 6.33 4.74 0.08 0.00 100.6 4.69 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .412 .489 Free Agency
Team Total 28.4 1381.1 273 155 705 4.59 4.83 0.07 0.00 99.2 4.72 14 2.5 1.0 -0.6 16.2 172 .509 .504 $41,354
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