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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
11 412 2125.7 139 116 51 3.49
Birth Date9-25-1917
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1942 BSN MLB 40 3 97.0 4 7 6 79 63 68 8 .000 7.3 5.8 0.7 6.3 0% .254 .000 1.46 4.06 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
1946 BSN MLB 37 34 265.0 20 14 2 225 87 129 8 .000 7.6 3.0 0.3 4.4 0% .252 .000 1.18 2.75 2.21 0 0.00 0.0
1947 BSN MLB 38 35 266.0 21 12 1 265 79 132 18 .000 9.0 2.7 0.6 4.5 0% .275 .000 1.29 3.39 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
1948 BSN MLB 42 39 314.7 24 15 1 297 83 137 19 .000 8.5 2.4 0.5 3.9 0% .260 .000 1.21 3.32 2.60 0 0.00 0.0
1949 BSN MLB 37 36 243.0 10 17 0 285 75 73 15 .000 10.6 2.8 0.6 2.7 0% .298 .000 1.48 3.70 4.81 0 0.00 0.0
1950 BSN MLB 37 37 278.3 20 13 0 294 70 96 34 .262 93 9.5 2.3 1.1 3.1 47% .263 .260 1.31 4.13 3.94 88 0.00 0.0
1951 BSN 0 26 22 160.3 5 13 1 195 45 63 16 .264 95 10.9 2.5 0.9 3.5 43% .307 .291 1.50 3.79 4.21 0 0.00 0.0
1951 NYA 0 7 4 37.0 2 1 1 41 8 21 5 .266 98 10.0 1.9 1.2 5.1 38% .298 .285 1.32 3.85 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
1952 NYA MLB 35 16 148.3 11 6 7 149 38 57 15 .267 95 9.0 2.3 0.9 3.5 46% .262 .275 1.26 3.72 3.46 93 3.78 1.6
1953 NYA MLB 40 19 189.0 14 7 9 189 45 84 16 .263 99 9.0 2.1 0.8 4.0 43% .275 .251 1.24 3.54 3.00 89 4.34 2.0
1954 NYA MLB 45 0 77.0 6 6 22 66 15 33 11 .260 100 7.7 1.8 1.3 3.9 41% .219 .231 1.05 3.96 3.16 89 3.88 0.9
1955 KC1 0 25 0 44.7 2 5 1 54 10 12 10 .259 107 10.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 47% .267 .289 1.43 5.47 5.44 0 0.00 0.0
1955 NYA 0 3 0 5.3 0 0 0 6 1 5 4 .248 103 10.1 1.7 6.8 8.4 50% .167 .392 1.31 10.86 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
1951 TOT MLB 33 26 197.3 7 14 2 236 53 84 21 .264 95 10.8 2.4 1.0 3.8 42% .305 .290 1.46 3.80 4.20 92 4.98 0.3
1955 TOT MLB 28 0 50.0 2 5 1 60 11 17 14 .258 107 10.8 2.0 2.5 3.1 47% .260 .299 1.42 6.05 5.58 95 4.12 0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1942 BSN MLB 40 3 97.0 4 7 6 79 63 68 8 .000 7.3 5.8 0.7 6.3 0% .254 .000 1.46 4.06 3.90
1946 BSN MLB 37 34 265.0 20 14 2 225 87 129 8 .000 7.6 3.0 0.3 4.4 0% .252 .000 1.18 2.75 2.21
1947 BSN MLB 38 35 266.0 21 12 1 265 79 132 18 .000 9.0 2.7 0.6 4.5 0% .275 .000 1.29 3.39 3.52
1948 BSN MLB 42 39 314.7 24 15 1 297 83 137 19 .000 8.5 2.4 0.5 3.9 0% .260 .000 1.21 3.32 2.60
1949 BSN MLB 37 36 243.0 10 17 0 285 75 73 15 .000 10.6 2.8 0.6 2.7 0% .298 .000 1.48 3.70 4.81
1950 BSN MLB 37 37 278.3 20 13 0 294 70 96 34 .262 93 9.5 2.3 1.1 3.1 47% .263 .260 1.31 4.13 3.94
1951 BSN MLB 26 22 160.3 5 13 1 195 45 63 16 .264 95 10.9 2.5 0.9 3.5 43% .307 .291 1.50 3.79 4.21
1951 NYA MLB 7 4 37.0 2 1 1 41 8 21 5 .266 98 10.0 1.9 1.2 5.1 38% .298 .285 1.32 3.85 4.14
1952 NYA MLB 35 16 148.3 11 6 7 149 38 57 15 .267 95 9.0 2.3 0.9 3.5 46% .262 .275 1.26 3.72 3.46
1953 NYA MLB 40 19 189.0 14 7 9 189 45 84 16 .263 99 9.0 2.1 0.8 4.0 43% .275 .251 1.24 3.54 3.00
1954 NYA MLB 45 0 77.0 6 6 22 66 15 33 11 .260 100 7.7 1.8 1.3 3.9 41% .219 .231 1.05 3.96 3.16
1955 KC1 MLB 25 0 44.7 2 5 1 54 10 12 10 .259 107 10.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 47% .267 .289 1.43 5.47 5.44
1955 NYA MLB 3 0 5.3 0 0 0 6 1 5 4 .248 103 10.1 1.7 6.8 8.4 50% .167 .392 1.31 10.86 6.75

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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  Title Author Date
Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio DiaryLarry Granillo2013-01-30
The Lineup Card: 12 Stats We Wish Were Readily AvailableBaseball Prospectus2012-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?Steven Goldman2010-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessLA Story: Dodgers Rot... ation Woes?Will Carroll2009-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Tom BradleyDavid Laurila2008-10-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Organized Common SenseDan Fox2007-05-17
Developing Pitchers: A Progressive ApproachWill Carroll2006-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessAnalyze This: WWLLWWJim Baker2005-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Atlanta BravesWill Carroll2005-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Made, or Happened?Steven Goldman2004-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 2Steven Goldman2004-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part IISteven Goldman2003-07-18
From The Mailbag: Baseball ProspectusBaseball Prospectus2002-09-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)But wouldn't it be beneficial for ALL wannabe managers to play lots of Strat and see how to construct a lineup, work through double-switches, warm up relievers, engage in situational hitting?
(dianagramr from NYC)
A few years ago, I suggested that it would be really cool to launch sort of a seminar series, where you could have minor-league managers and coaches listen to Chuck Tanner or Whitey Herzog talk about the running game, or to Earl Weaver or Dick Williams about in-game tactics, or the late Johnny Sain to talk about workloads. But that would be collective, and the industry favors competition; why let Whitey Herzog talk to anybody else, if you want to hear what he has to say? Put him on the payroll as an adviser, and don't share. As is, in-game tactics aren't exactly rocket science--indeed, much of the stuff sabermetrics "discovers" on this front simply documents previously observed and understood phenomena, going back not just to Earl Weaver or Whitey Herzog, but Casey Stengel or Joe McCarthy. (Christina Kahrl)


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