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Tom Ferrick PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
9 674 40 40 56 245 3.47
Birth Date1-6-1915
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
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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
1941 PHA 26 36 4 119.3 0.0 0.0 8 10 7 0 0 0 511 130 61 50 8 0 33 33 0 30 3.77 3.96 0.00 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE 27 31 2 81.3 0.0 0.0 3 2 3 0 0 0 317 56 20 18 3 0 32 32 0 28 1.99 3.52 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE 31 9 0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 83 25 12 10 3 0 4 4 0 9 5.00 4.28 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA 31 25 1 32.3 0.0 0.0 4 1 5 0 0 0 125 26 13 10 1 0 5 5 0 13 2.78 2.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 WS1 32 31 0 60.0 0.0 0.0 1 7 9 0 0 0 252 57 24 21 1 0 20 20 0 23 3.15 2.87 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 WS1 33 37 0 73.7 0.0 0.0 2 5 10 0 0 0 330 75 37 34 3 0 38 38 0 34 4.15 3.90 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA 34 50 0 104.3 0.0 0.0 6 4 6 0 0 0 447 102 51 45 9 0 41 41 1 34 3.88 4.17 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA 35 30 0 56.7 0.0 44.7 8 4 9 6 0 0 180 49 26 23 5 56 22 22 0 20 3.65 4.32 5.41 2.2 0.4
1950 SLA 35 16 0 24.0 0.0 13.3 1 3 2 1 0 0 56 24 15 11 2 19 7 7 0 6 4.12 4.17 5.02 1.7 0.2
1951 NYA 36 9 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 62 21 12 10 4 35 7 7 0 3 7.50 8.16 8.71 -3.2 -0.3
1951 WS1 36 22 0 41.7 0.0 40.7 2 0 2 1 0 0 157 36 16 11 3 51 7 7 0 17 2.38 3.20 3.55 8.2 0.8
1952 WS1 37 27 0 50.7 0.0 48.7 4 3 1 2 1 0 200 53 19 17 2 69 11 11 0 28 3.02 2.42 3.32 6.8 0.8
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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
1941 PHA MLB 36 4 119.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE MLB 31 2 81.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .209 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 9 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA MLB 25 1 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .236 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 WS1 MLB 31 0 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 WS1 MLB 37 0 73.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA MLB 50 0 104.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 30 0 56.7 5.41 93 .229 .267 .352 .390 .269 .224 97 1.7 0.2 2.2 0.4
1950 SLA MLB 16 0 24.0 5.02 109 .242 .274 .357 .418 .279 .269 107 1.4 0.1 1.7 0.2
1951 NYA MLB 9 0 12.0 8.71 15 .376 .268 .348 .395 .276 .312 102 -3.7 -0.4 -3.2 -0.3
1951 WS1 MLB 22 0 41.7 3.55 120 .215 .263 .342 .389 .272 .237 97 6.6 0.7 8.2 0.8
1952 WS1 MLB 27 0 50.7 3.32 116 .264 .246 .320 .357 .265 .321 94 5.9 0.6 6.8 0.8

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
1941 PHA MLB 8 10 7 36 4 119.3 130 33 30 8 0% .277 9.8 2.5 0.6 2.3 1.37 3.77 0.0 0.0
1942 CLE MLB 3 2 3 31 2 81.3 56 32 28 3 0% .209 6.2 3.5 0.3 3.1 1.08 1.99 0.0 0.0
1946 SLA MLB 4 1 5 25 1 32.3 26 5 13 1 0% .236 7.2 1.4 0.3 3.6 0.96 2.78 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 0 0 1 9 0 18.0 25 4 9 3 0% .328 12.5 2.0 1.5 4.5 1.61 5.00 0.0 0.0
1947 WS1 MLB 1 7 9 31 0 60.0 57 20 23 1 0% .269 8.6 3.0 0.1 3.5 1.28 3.15 0.0 0.0
1948 WS1 MLB 2 5 10 37 0 73.7 75 38 34 3 0% .282 9.2 4.6 0.4 4.2 1.53 4.15 0.0 0.0
1949 SLA MLB 6 4 6 50 0 104.3 102 41 34 9 0% .257 8.8 3.5 0.8 2.9 1.37 3.88 0.0 0.0
1950 NYA MLB 8 4 9 30 0 56.7 49 22 20 5 67% .224 7.8 3.5 0.8 3.2 1.25 3.65 2.2 0.4
1950 SLA MLB 1 3 2 16 0 24.0 24 7 6 2 66% .269 9.0 2.6 0.8 2.2 1.29 4.12 1.7 0.2
1951 NYA MLB 1 1 1 9 0 12.0 21 7 3 4 52% .312 15.8 5.2 3.0 2.2 2.33 7.50 -3.2 -0.3
1951 WS1 MLB 2 0 2 22 0 41.7 36 7 17 3 54% .237 7.8 1.5 0.6 3.7 1.03 2.38 8.2 0.8
1952 WS1 MLB 4 3 1 27 0 50.7 53 11 28 2 53% .321 9.4 2.0 0.4 5.0 1.26 3.02 6.8 0.8

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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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown CandidatesBen Lindbergh2014-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessIn the Front Office: The Right PeopleJohn Perrotto2007-03-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had the privilege my collegiate junior year to have labrum surgery, thus making me the pitch count/radar gun operator behind home plate. I sat behind home plate with a number of scouts and heard ridiculous stories. It seems the tall tales grow with age. What is your % estimate of how much is true?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
Depends on who you’re talking to. I’d bet my house on the truth of anything Brandy Davis or Mike Toomey told me. Some other guys—not so much. I chose not to do a chapter on a scout whose stories sounded like episodes from the Twilight Zone. I couldn’t figure out how to present him as the great scout he was (50 signees in the majors).

But I went to the trouble of verifying a lot of stories about specific games, like the one that Tom Ferrick told (in the new Afterword) about being a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Browns in 1950, and being brought in “put out the fire” when the Red Sox had scored 29 runs. (The Browns’ manager didn’t want to be the first whose team ever gave up 30 in a game.) I checked the box score and game stories. Everything was true, and there were even other great details. For example, Tom got the last out on a fly ball to a Browns’ outfielder named Hank Arft, whose nickname was “Bow Wow”! (Kevin Kerrane)


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