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Joe Page PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
8 790 57 49 76 519 3.53
Birth Date10-28-1917
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1944 NYA 26 19 16 102.7 0.0 0.0 5 7 0 0 0 0 453 100 65 52 3 0 52 52 3 63 4.56 3.31 0.00 0.0 0.0
1945 NYA 27 20 9 102.0 0.0 0.0 6 3 0 0 0 0 438 95 43 32 1 0 46 46 0 50 2.82 2.94 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA 28 31 17 136.0 0.0 0.0 9 8 3 0 0 0 588 126 66 54 7 0 72 72 4 77 3.57 3.66 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 NYA 29 56 2 141.3 0.0 0.0 14 8 17 0 0 0 584 105 41 39 5 0 72 72 1 116 2.48 2.79 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 NYA 30 55 1 107.7 0.0 0.0 7 8 16 0 0 0 503 116 59 51 6 0 66 66 1 77 4.26 3.91 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA 31 60 0 135.3 0.0 0.0 13 8 27 0 0 0 571 103 44 39 8 0 75 75 5 99 2.59 3.57 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA 32 37 0 55.3 0.0 51.3 3 7 13 6 0 0 230 66 34 31 8 80 31 31 0 33 5.04 5.08 5.01 5.3 0.4
1954 PIT 36 7 0 9.7 0.0 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 16 17 12 4 23 7 7 1 4 11.17 9.45 10.80 -3.5 -0.4
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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
1944 NYA MLB 19 16 102.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 NYA MLB 20 9 102.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA MLB 31 17 136.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 NYA MLB 56 2 141.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 NYA MLB 55 1 107.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA MLB 60 0 135.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 37 0 55.3 5.01 102 .276 .276 .353 .408 .272 .282 98 4.1 0.4 5.3 0.4
1954 PIT MLB 7 0 9.7 10.80 -40 .461 .255 .318 .392 .257 .348 97 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4

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
1944 NYA MLB 5 7 0 19 16 102.7 100 52 63 3 0% .292 8.8 4.6 0.3 5.5 1.48 4.56 0.0 0.0
1945 NYA MLB 6 3 0 20 9 102.0 95 46 50 1 0% .276 8.4 4.1 0.1 4.4 1.38 2.82 0.0 0.0
1946 NYA MLB 9 8 3 31 17 136.0 126 72 77 7 0% .278 8.3 4.8 0.5 5.1 1.46 3.57 0.0 0.0
1947 NYA MLB 14 8 17 56 2 141.3 105 72 116 5 0% .256 6.7 4.6 0.3 7.4 1.25 2.48 0.0 0.0
1948 NYA MLB 7 8 16 55 1 107.7 116 66 77 6 0% .312 9.7 5.5 0.5 6.4 1.69 4.26 0.0 0.0
1949 NYA MLB 13 8 27 60 0 135.3 103 75 99 8 0% .247 6.8 5.0 0.5 6.6 1.32 2.59 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 3 7 13 37 0 55.3 66 31 33 8 41% .282 10.7 5.0 1.3 5.4 1.75 5.04 5.3 0.4
1954 PIT MLB 0 0 0 7 0 9.7 16 7 4 4 44% .348 14.9 6.5 3.7 3.7 2.38 11.17 -3.5 -0.4

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 Articles

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
BP Unfiltered: The Pitcher with a Hole in His HeartBen Lindbergh2012-09-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThey Wuz Robbed: Tales of Head-Scratching MVP VotingMark Armour2003-09-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Didn't expect to see Joba's name in the news this morning...Joel Sherman blames A-Rod, Mike Francesa probably knew this would happen when the Yanks made him a starter. Speaking of bullpens, do you ever see the pendulum swinging back and managers using their best reliever when the game is on the line instead of saving him for that ninth inning save that never comes?
(rich from nj)
Yes, I do, but I can't tell you exactly when it will happen. As with almost all strategic innovations (or, in this case, rediscoveries) it takes a manager having the guts to try it and succeeding with it. Then the inevitable imitators come along and suddenly you have a trend. A frequently-cited example involves Casey Stengel. When he started platooning with the Yankees, more ignorant types said he had invented the practice. Of course he hadn't. He himself had been platooned going back to the 1910s, and players were platooned years before he was. It's just that the practice had fallen into disrepute because players hated it and the statistical basis for it didn't exist - but once Casey tried it and won, it came back into the game's statistical vocabulary. Similarly, when Joe Page had big years in 1947 and 1949, and Jim Konstanty for the Phillies in 1950, suddenly folks began to cotton to the idea of relief aces. Of course, that wasn't really anything new either. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In your first, and very moving, article at BP (yes, I should have asked you this 4 years ago) you wrote: "There's Joe McCarthy, a manager who never ripped a player in public...until the day he did." I've always wondered who that player was. This can't be Babe Dahlgren is it?
(JimmyJack from Newcastle, WA)
No... It was Joe Page, future ace reliever. He had great stuff but was highly undisciplined off the field. Jerry Coleman told me he was self-destructive, a guy who couldn't let himself succeed. Later, of course, he had a couple of Cy Young-type years as the Yankees' fireman (closer would be the wrong word), but at that time he was still a starter, and failing. McCarthy was under a lot of pressure - drinking, dealing with wartime ballplayers, dealing with Larry MacPhail, who himself was a highly erratic personality due to alcohol, and something about Page just made him snap. While the team was waiting for a flight to take off (and McCarthy didn't like flying either - that was a MacPhail thing), McCarthy sat down next to Page and tore into him in front of the whole team. McCarthy resigned the next day. (Steven Goldman)


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