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Portrait of Carl Mays

Carl Mays PReds

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
15 3021.3 208 126 31 862 2.92
Birth Date11-12-1891
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
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
1915 BOS 23 38 6 131.7 0.0 0.0 6 5 7 0 0 0 514 119 54 38 0 0 21 21 5 65 2.60 1.98 0.00 0.0 0.0
1916 BOS 24 44 24 245.0 0.0 0.0 18 13 3 0 0 0 972 208 79 65 3 0 74 74 9 76 2.39 2.88 0.00 0.0 0.0
1917 BOS 25 35 33 289.0 0.0 0.0 22 9 0 0 0 0 1129 230 81 56 1 0 74 74 14 91 1.74 2.47 0.00 0.0 0.0
1918 BOS 26 35 33 293.3 0.0 0.0 21 13 0 0 0 0 1162 230 94 72 2 0 81 81 11 114 2.21 2.41 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 BOS 27 21 16 146.0 0.0 0.0 5 11 2 0 0 0 576 131 57 40 2 0 40 40 5 53 2.47 2.91 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 NYA 27 13 13 120.0 0.0 0.0 9 3 0 0 0 0 487 96 34 22 3 0 37 37 5 54 1.65 3.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1920 NYA 28 45 37 312.0 0.0 0.0 26 11 2 0 0 0 1268 310 127 106 13 0 84 84 7 92 3.06 3.72 0.00 0.0 0.0
1921 NYA 29 49 38 336.7 0.0 0.0 27 9 7 0 0 0 1400 332 145 114 11 0 76 76 9 70 3.05 3.98 0.00 0.0 0.0
1922 NYA 30 34 29 240.0 0.0 0.0 13 14 2 0 0 0 988 257 111 96 12 0 50 50 7 41 3.60 3.96 0.00 0.0 0.0
1923 NYA 31 23 7 81.3 0.0 0.0 5 2 0 0 0 0 383 119 59 56 8 0 32 32 4 16 6.20 5.12 0.00 0.0 0.0
1924 CIN 32 37 27 226.0 0.0 0.0 20 9 0 0 0 0 940 238 97 79 3 0 36 36 4 63 3.15 3.09 0.00 0.0 0.0
1925 CIN 33 12 5 51.7 0.0 0.0 3 5 2 0 0 0 225 60 22 19 0 0 13 13 2 10 3.31 3.59 0.00 0.0 0.0
1926 CIN 34 39 33 281.0 0.0 0.0 19 12 1 0 0 0 1158 286 112 98 3 0 53 53 4 58 3.14 3.24 0.00 0.0 0.0
1927 CIN 35 14 9 82.0 0.0 0.0 3 7 0 0 0 0 343 89 39 32 1 0 10 10 1 17 3.51 3.14 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN 36 14 6 62.7 0.0 0.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 269 67 33 27 3 0 22 22 0 10 3.88 4.14 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 NY1 37 37 8 123.0 0.0 0.0 7 2 4 0 0 0 538 140 67 59 8 0 31 31 2 32 4.32 4.44 0.00 0.0 0.0
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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
1915 BOS MLB 38 6 131.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 BOS MLB 44 24 245.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 BOS MLB 35 33 289.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 BOS MLB 35 33 293.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .239 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 BOS MLB 21 16 146.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NYA MLB 13 13 120.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 NYA MLB 45 37 312.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 NYA MLB 49 38 336.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 NYA MLB 34 29 240.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1923 NYA MLB 23 7 81.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 CIN MLB 37 27 226.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 CIN MLB 12 5 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 CIN MLB 39 33 281.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 CIN MLB 14 9 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN MLB 14 6 62.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 NY1 MLB 37 8 123.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1915 BOS MLB 6 5 7 38 6 131.7 119 21 65 0 0% .281 8.1 1.4 0.0 4.4 1.06 2.60 0.0 0.0
1916 BOS MLB 18 13 3 44 24 245.0 208 74 76 3 0% .253 7.6 2.7 0.1 2.8 1.15 2.39 0.0 0.0
1917 BOS MLB 22 9 0 35 33 289.0 230 74 91 1 0% .241 7.2 2.3 0.0 2.8 1.05 1.74 0.0 0.0
1918 BOS MLB 21 13 0 35 33 293.3 230 81 114 2 0% .239 7.1 2.5 0.1 3.5 1.06 2.21 0.0 0.0
1919 BOS MLB 5 11 2 21 16 146.0 131 40 53 2 0% .271 8.1 2.5 0.1 3.3 1.17 2.47 0.0 0.0
1919 NYA MLB 9 3 0 13 13 120.0 96 37 54 3 0% .240 7.2 2.8 0.2 4.0 1.11 1.65 0.0 0.0
1920 NYA MLB 26 11 2 45 37 312.0 310 84 92 13 0% .277 8.9 2.4 0.4 2.7 1.26 3.06 0.0 0.0
1921 NYA MLB 27 9 7 49 38 336.7 332 76 70 11 0% .260 8.9 2.0 0.3 1.9 1.21 3.05 0.0 0.0
1922 NYA MLB 13 14 2 34 29 240.0 257 50 41 12 0% .279 9.6 1.9 0.5 1.5 1.28 3.60 0.0 0.0
1923 NYA MLB 5 2 0 23 7 81.3 119 32 16 8 0% .344 13.2 3.5 0.9 1.8 1.86 6.20 0.0 0.0
1924 CIN MLB 20 9 0 37 27 226.0 238 36 63 3 0% .282 9.5 1.4 0.1 2.5 1.21 3.15 0.0 0.0
1925 CIN MLB 3 5 2 12 5 51.7 60 13 10 0 0% .300 10.5 2.3 0.0 1.7 1.41 3.31 0.0 0.0
1926 CIN MLB 19 12 1 39 33 281.0 286 53 58 3 0% .272 9.2 1.7 0.1 1.9 1.21 3.14 0.0 0.0
1927 CIN MLB 3 7 0 14 9 82.0 89 10 17 1 0% .280 9.8 1.1 0.1 1.9 1.21 3.51 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN MLB 4 1 1 14 6 62.7 67 22 10 3 0% .274 9.6 3.2 0.4 1.4 1.42 3.88 0.0 0.0
1929 NY1 MLB 7 2 4 37 8 123.0 140 31 32 8 0% .284 10.2 2.3 0.6 2.3 1.39 4.32 0.0 0.0

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Injury History

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BP Articles

Carl Mays is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Inside The Park: A New Message: The Divergent Directions of the Cubs and White SoxBradford Doolittle2012-02-09
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
The BP Wayback Machine: Beautiful Theories and Ugly FactsDan Fox2011-08-04
Wezen-Ball: The Baseball Project in ConcertLarry Granillo2011-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Babe Ruth's Fat Dead Cat(s)Steven Goldman2011-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Throwing The Series AwaySteven Goldman2009-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall GameJay Jaffe2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2008-12-09
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Called for Anticipation?Steven Goldman2008-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Steven Goldman2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Clay Davenport2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Babe and Beau JamesSteven Goldman2008-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Speaker SagaSteven Goldman2007-11-19
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: A Peek InsideBaseball Prospectus2007-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dan LevittDavid Laurila2007-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Pete PalmerDavid Laurila2007-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Getting Your Head Examined in TorontoSteven Goldman2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Beautiful Theories and Ugly FactsDan Fox2006-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Feels Like the First TimeJim Baker2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: More Than Just The BabeSteven Goldman2005-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Against the WallJim Baker2004-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Dylan Thomas...Whoever He Was...EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 3Steven Goldman2004-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Nine GamesJoe Sheehan2004-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: April 5-11Steven Goldman2004-04-13
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, how many World Series games do you think were less than on the level after the Black Sox series? I know Carl Mays came under suspicion for throwing games.
(ripfan008 from Baltimore)
Miller Huggins seemed to think that something suspicious had happened, anyway, and buried Mays after that. I doubt many were compromised, and certainly no whole Series as in 1919. It's not that it became impossible, but the incentives for the players changed and the culture changed so that gambling on baseball became less prominent. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the problem with the deadball era is that it's a completely different game. Offensive and defensive have ebbed and flowed throughout the years but different factors thereof still had similar relative values. It's hard to make sense of an era where scoring was way down, averages were way up, power meant triples, everyone stole at a 50% clip and usage and equipment changes since mean contemporary pitching is almost irrelevant as a comparison point. The sixties are a distant, distant second place in the whole "no rational frame of reference" game. And I say this as someone whose loved the era ever since you recommended Crazy 08 and The Glory of Their Times to me at the Boston book signing!
(jackalltogether from Boston)
Glad you took me up on those books. There are some really good ones. I also like "The Pitch that Killed," about Ray Chapman and Carl Mays... For me, history, even baseball history, is all about people and their high and low moments, their heroism, their villainy, the fact that they succeeded and failed just like you and me. The challenge as a writer is to bring them to life as people, not just stats. That's what I try to do, though it's sometimes a little difficult in the context of a 1500-word column. Also, even though all the differences you point out are true, a lot of the team-building and strategic problems are relateable. If I ask you to choose between PH A and PH B in a World Series game, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each, we can second-guess along whether we're talking about Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker or Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneI already hear the talk radio stations saying the series is over... But remember -- the Yankees' Carl Mays shut out the Giants in Game 1 of the 1921 World Series and the Giants still came back to win, so clearly there is recent precedent for a reversal of fortunes here. (Steven Goldman)