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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
18 3827 266 162 21 2581 3.25
Birth Date11-3-1918
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1936 CLE 17 14 8 62.0 0.0 0.0 5 3 1 0 0 0 279 52 29 23 1 0 47 47 4 76 3.34 3.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
1937 CLE 18 26 19 148.7 0.0 0.0 9 7 1 0 0 0 651 116 68 56 4 0 106 106 2 150 3.39 3.64 0.00 0.0 0.0
1938 CLE 19 39 36 277.7 0.0 0.0 17 11 1 0 0 0 1248 225 136 126 13 0 208 208 7 240 4.08 4.32 0.00 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE 20 39 35 296.7 0.0 0.0 24 9 1 0 0 0 1243 227 105 94 13 0 142 142 3 246 2.85 3.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE 21 43 37 320.3 0.0 0.0 27 11 4 0 0 0 1304 245 102 93 13 0 118 118 5 261 2.61 2.97 0.00 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE 22 44 40 343.0 0.0 0.0 25 13 2 0 0 0 1466 284 129 120 15 0 194 194 5 260 3.15 3.55 0.00 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE 26 9 9 72.0 0.0 0.0 5 3 0 0 0 0 300 50 21 20 1 0 35 35 2 59 2.50 2.52 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE 27 48 42 371.3 0.0 0.0 26 15 4 0 0 0 1512 277 101 90 11 0 153 153 3 348 2.18 2.22 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE 28 42 37 299.0 0.0 0.0 20 11 3 0 0 0 1218 230 97 89 17 0 127 127 4 196 2.68 3.17 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE 29 44 38 280.3 0.0 0.0 19 15 3 0 0 0 1186 255 123 111 20 0 116 116 2 164 3.56 3.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE 30 36 28 211.0 0.0 0.0 15 14 0 0 0 0 894 198 104 88 18 0 84 84 1 108 3.75 3.79 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE 31 35 34 247.0 244.7 2.3 16 11 0 1 21 4 1055 230 105 94 20 339 103 103 5 119 3.43 4.11 4.60 20.3 1.3
1951 CLE 32 33 32 249.7 248.0 1.7 22 8 0 1 18 6 1061 239 105 97 22 349 95 95 7 111 3.50 4.06 4.00 27.7 2.5
1952 CLE 33 30 30 191.7 191.7 0.0 9 13 0 0 11 3 869 219 124 101 13 295 83 83 3 81 4.74 3.75 4.72 -2.4 -0.4
1953 CLE 34 25 25 175.7 175.7 0.0 10 7 0 0 17 1 722 163 78 70 16 249 60 60 3 60 3.59 4.14 4.98 -0.7 -0.0
1954 CLE 35 19 19 140.0 140.0 0.0 13 3 0 0 14 2 580 127 53 48 13 189 39 39 3 59 3.09 3.64 3.87 16.0 1.3
1955 CLE 36 25 11 83.0 61.0 22.0 4 4 0 0 5 0 340 71 43 32 7 105 31 29 1 25 3.47 4.08 4.88 0.8 -0.0
1956 CLE 37 19 4 58.0 25.3 32.7 0 4 1 1 0 1 253 63 34 32 7 96 23 19 0 18 4.97 4.64 5.83 -5.8 -0.6
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1936 CLE MLB 14 8 62.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 CLE MLB 26 19 148.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 CLE MLB 39 36 277.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 39 35 296.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 43 37 320.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 44 40 343.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 9 9 72.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 48 42 371.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 42 37 299.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 44 38 280.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 36 28 211.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 35 34 247.0 4.60 106 .251 .265 .347 .395 .268 .260 95 23.3 2.2 20.3 1.3
1951 CLE MLB 33 32 249.7 4.00 110 .259 .262 .338 .378 .268 .263 96 27.9 2.9 27.7 2.5
1952 CLE MLB 30 30 191.7 4.72 78 .299 .251 .324 .358 .267 .299 93 -4.0 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4
1953 CLE MLB 25 25 175.7 4.98 84 .248 .261 .331 .377 .261 .252 96 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.0
1954 CLE MLB 19 19 140.0 3.87 108 .236 .255 .322 .362 .249 .245 100 14.4 1.5 16.0 1.3
1955 CLE MLB 25 11 83.0 4.88 87 .241 .250 .322 .352 .248 .232 96 3.2 0.3 0.8 -0.0
1956 CLE MLB 19 4 58.0 5.83 73 .271 .269 .342 .402 .265 .273 98 -3.4 -0.3 -5.8 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1936 CLE MLB 5 3 1 14 8 62.0 52 47 76 1 0% .338 7.5 6.8 0.1 11.0 1.60 3.34 0.0 0.0
1937 CLE MLB 9 7 1 26 19 148.7 116 106 150 4 0% .288 7.0 6.4 0.2 9.1 1.49 3.39 0.0 0.0
1938 CLE MLB 17 11 1 39 36 277.7 225 208 240 13 0% .272 7.3 6.7 0.4 7.8 1.56 4.08 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 24 9 1 39 35 296.7 227 142 246 13 0% .255 6.9 4.3 0.4 7.5 1.24 2.85 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 27 11 4 43 37 320.3 245 118 261 13 0% .256 6.9 3.3 0.4 7.3 1.13 2.61 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 25 13 2 44 40 343.0 284 194 260 15 0% .271 7.5 5.1 0.4 6.8 1.39 3.15 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 5 3 0 9 9 72.0 50 35 59 1 0% .241 6.2 4.4 0.1 7.4 1.18 2.50 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 26 15 4 48 42 371.3 277 153 348 11 0% .267 6.7 3.7 0.3 8.4 1.16 2.18 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 20 11 3 42 37 299.0 230 127 196 17 0% .244 6.9 3.8 0.5 5.9 1.19 2.68 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 19 15 3 44 38 280.3 255 116 164 20 0% .266 8.2 3.7 0.6 5.3 1.32 3.56 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 15 14 0 36 28 211.0 198 84 108 18 0% .264 8.4 3.6 0.8 4.6 1.34 3.75 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 16 11 0 35 34 247.0 230 103 119 20 42% .260 8.4 3.8 0.7 4.3 1.35 3.43 20.3 1.3
1951 CLE MLB 22 8 0 33 32 249.7 239 95 111 22 43% .263 8.6 3.4 0.8 4.0 1.34 3.50 27.7 2.5
1952 CLE MLB 9 13 0 30 30 191.7 219 83 81 13 45% .299 10.3 3.9 0.6 3.8 1.58 4.74 -2.4 -0.4
1953 CLE MLB 10 7 0 25 25 175.7 163 60 60 16 50% .252 8.4 3.1 0.8 3.1 1.27 3.59 -0.7 -0.0
1954 CLE MLB 13 3 0 19 19 140.0 127 39 59 13 40% .245 8.2 2.5 0.8 3.8 1.19 3.09 16.0 1.3
1955 CLE MLB 4 4 0 25 11 83.0 71 31 25 7 42% .232 7.7 3.4 0.8 2.7 1.23 3.47 0.8 -0.0
1956 CLE MLB 0 4 1 19 4 58.0 63 23 18 7 44% .273 9.8 3.6 1.1 2.8 1.48 4.97 -5.8 -0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One WeekSam Miller2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and WhiteDoug Thorburn2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Time to UnwindDoug Thorburn2013-05-03
The Lineup Card: 10 Players We Wish Had Stayed HealthyBaseball Prospectus2013-05-01
Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio DiaryLarry Granillo2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Four-Tool TeamsJason Wojciechowski2012-12-20
The Lineup Card: 12 Stats We Wish Were Readily AvailableBaseball Prospectus2012-09-05
BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in TroubleGeoff Young2012-08-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Baseball BooksBaseball Prospectus2012-06-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
Overthinking It: Man in the BoxBen Lindbergh2012-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Matt Moore Against Miguel CabreraSam Miller2012-04-11
The Stats Go Marching In: Exploring Starter ConversionsMax Marchi2012-03-23
Extra Innings Excerpt: What is the Effect of the Increase in Strikeouts?Christina Kahrl2012-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneBen Lindbergh2012-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part OneSteven Goldman2012-02-28
Wezen-Ball: Roger Ebert at the Baseball MoviesLarry Granillo2012-01-17
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Wezen-Ball: Honoring Veterans' DayLarry Granillo2011-11-11
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
On the Beat: Great ExpectationsJohn Perrotto2011-09-12
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Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
Wezen-Ball: The #42 QuestionLarry Granillo2011-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Three HundredSteven Goldman2011-02-04
Another Look: Bert BlylevenBob Hertzel2011-01-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
You Can Blog It Up: Goodbye, Rapid RobertSteven Goldman2010-12-16
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
Prospectus Q&A: Chris WertzDavid Laurila2010-07-14
The Week in Quotes: June 7-13Alex Carnevale2010-06-14
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Under The Knife: Team Health Reports 2010Will Carroll2010-02-05
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Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven - Absolutely LOVE the dead player of the day feature, and am hoping they will stay with us. Do you find that these are an outlet for knowledge that's just lying around your brain, or more an inspirationg to dig into a player you hadn't thought much of?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Hey, BL, who I always associate with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Almost typed "Motorpsycho Nightmare," which is one of Bob Dylan's funnier songs. Thanks for the good words on DPOTD. I intend for it to stay. It's a little bit of both, but I really am letting chance dictate the contents. I just close my eyes, feel around the book, and open it to a page. Sometimes I know quite a bit off the top of my head, other times I get to look around and find out some things. Today is a good example. Of course the story of Bill Bevens in the 1947 World Series was familiar, but I hadn't realized he had also lost a no-hitter 1-0 to Bob Feller. (Steven Goldman)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Pudge about to break the record for games caught, I'm wondering why almost all the top 10 leaders (Al Lopez the exception) are from fairly recent times. It's the opposite historical trend from complete games, innings pitched, etc. Are there people grousing (conversely from Bob Feller) about how all those old-time catchers were a bunch of sissies compared to modern iron-men catchers? Why the longevity now?
(keef66 from Spartanburg, SC)
The expectations for catchers were different in the past. They weren't usually counted on offensively, which meant they were more interchangeable and could be rested more often, whereas taking Johnny Bench out of the lineup could kill you. The evolution of catching equipment was also slow and there were a lot more injuries, and thus a greater tolerance for vacation time. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did Luis Tiant survive to have the career he did with his motion? I know he said something along the lines of "Delivery don't hurt my arm. No runs hurts my arm."
(Henry from Lincoln Park)
Here's the problem ... we remember the exceptions. He actually isn't that much of an exception ... I'd be curious to see some sort of era-adjustment on his innings and he never went over 200 until he was well past the nexus. Still, you remember Tiant but not Roger Moret or Dick Drago or Reggie Cleveland, guys that had much more typical patterns. I mean, I had to look those guys up. Did they have injury problems? How many pitchers had one good year, Mark Prior-style, during the time that Bob Feller calls the good ol' days? (Will Carroll)


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