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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
18 570 3827 266 162 21 3.25
Birth Date11-3-1918
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age101 years, 0 months, 13 days
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1936 CLE MLB 14 8 62.0 5 3 1 52 47 76 1 7.5 6.8 0.1 11.0 0% .338 1.60 3.71 3.34 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1937 CLE MLB 26 19 148.7 9 7 1 116 106 150 4 7.0 6.4 0.2 9.1 0% .288 1.49 3.64 3.39 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1938 CLE MLB 39 36 277.7 17 11 1 225 208 240 13 7.3 6.7 0.4 7.8 0% .272 1.56 4.32 4.08 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1939 CLE MLB 39 35 296.7 24 9 1 227 142 246 13 6.9 4.3 0.4 7.5 0% .255 1.24 3.51 2.85 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1940 CLE MLB 43 37 320.3 27 11 4 245 118 261 13 6.9 3.3 0.4 7.3 0% .256 1.13 2.97 2.61 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1941 CLE MLB 44 40 343.0 25 13 2 284 194 260 15 7.5 5.1 0.4 6.8 0% .271 1.39 3.55 3.15 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1945 CLE MLB 9 9 72.0 5 3 0 50 35 59 1 6.3 4.4 0.1 7.4 0% .241 1.18 2.52 2.50 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 CLE MLB 48 42 371.3 26 15 4 277 153 348 11 6.7 3.7 0.3 8.4 0% .267 1.16 2.22 2.18 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 42 37 299.0 20 11 3 230 127 196 17 6.9 3.8 0.5 5.9 0% .244 1.19 3.17 2.68 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 44 38 280.3 19 15 3 255 116 164 20 8.2 3.7 0.6 5.3 0% .266 1.32 3.77 3.56 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 36 28 211.0 15 14 0 198 84 108 18 8.4 3.6 0.8 4.6 0% .264 1.34 3.79 3.75 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 35 34 247.0 16 11 0 230 103 119 20 104 8.4 3.8 0.7 4.3 42% .260 1.35 4.11 3.43 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1951 CLE MLB 33 32 249.7 22 8 0 239 95 111 22 89 8.6 3.4 0.8 4.0 0% .263 1.34 4.06 3.50 97 3.48 76.2 4.7
1952 CLE MLB 30 30 191.7 9 13 0 219 83 81 13 102 10.3 3.9 0.6 3.8 0% .299 1.58 3.75 4.74 106 4.66 111.1 0.2
1953 CLE MLB 25 25 175.7 10 7 0 163 60 60 16 93 8.4 3.1 0.8 3.1 0% .253 1.27 4.14 3.59 94 4.11 88.1 2.5
1954 CLE MLB 19 19 140.0 13 3 0 127 39 59 13 85 8.2 2.5 0.8 3.8 0% .245 1.19 3.64 3.09 93 2.77 63.0 3.8
1955 CLE MLB 25 11 83.0 4 4 0 71 31 25 7 95 7.7 3.4 0.8 2.7 0% .232 1.23 4.08 3.47 99 3.59 79.4 1.5
1956 CLE MLB 19 4 58.0 0 4 1 63 23 18 7 115 9.8 3.6 1.1 2.8 0% .273 1.48 4.64 4.97 115 5.36 119.3 -0.2
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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.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1936 CLE MLB AL 14 8 62.0 5 3 1 52 47 76 1 7.5 6.8 0.1 11.0 0% .338 1.60 3.71 3.34 0 0.00 0.0
1937 CLE MLB AL 26 19 148.7 9 7 1 116 106 150 4 7.0 6.4 0.2 9.1 0% .288 1.49 3.64 3.39 0 0.00 0.0
1938 CLE MLB AL 39 36 277.7 17 11 1 225 208 240 13 7.3 6.7 0.4 7.8 0% .272 1.56 4.32 4.08 0 0.00 0.0
1939 CLE MLB AL 39 35 296.7 24 9 1 227 142 246 13 6.9 4.3 0.4 7.5 0% .255 1.24 3.51 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
1940 CLE MLB AL 43 37 320.3 27 11 4 245 118 261 13 6.9 3.3 0.4 7.3 0% .256 1.13 2.97 2.61 0 0.00 0.0
1941 CLE MLB AL 44 40 343.0 25 13 2 284 194 260 15 7.5 5.1 0.4 6.8 0% .271 1.39 3.55 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
1945 CLE MLB AL 9 9 72.0 5 3 0 50 35 59 1 6.3 4.4 0.1 7.4 0% .241 1.18 2.52 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
1946 CLE MLB AL 48 42 371.3 26 15 4 277 153 348 11 6.7 3.7 0.3 8.4 0% .267 1.16 2.22 2.18 0 0.00 0.0
1947 CLE MLB AL 42 37 299.0 20 11 3 230 127 196 17 6.9 3.8 0.5 5.9 0% .244 1.19 3.17 2.68 0 0.00 0.0
1948 CLE MLB AL 44 38 280.3 19 15 3 255 116 164 20 8.2 3.7 0.6 5.3 0% .266 1.32 3.77 3.56 0 0.00 0.0
1949 CLE MLB AL 36 28 211.0 15 14 0 198 84 108 18 8.4 3.6 0.8 4.6 0% .264 1.34 3.79 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
1950 CLE MLB AL 35 34 247.0 16 11 0 230 103 119 20 104 8.4 3.8 0.7 4.3 42% .260 1.35 4.11 3.43 0 0.00 0.0
1951 CLE MLB AL 33 32 249.7 22 8 0 239 95 111 22 89 8.6 3.4 0.8 4.0 0% .263 1.34 4.06 3.50 97 3.48 76.2
1952 CLE MLB AL 30 30 191.7 9 13 0 219 83 81 13 102 10.3 3.9 0.6 3.8 0% .299 1.58 3.75 4.74 106 4.66 111.1
1953 CLE MLB AL 25 25 175.7 10 7 0 163 60 60 16 93 8.4 3.1 0.8 3.1 0% .253 1.27 4.14 3.59 94 4.11 88.1
1954 CLE MLB AL 19 19 140.0 13 3 0 127 39 59 13 85 8.2 2.5 0.8 3.8 0% .245 1.19 3.64 3.09 93 2.77 63.0
1955 CLE MLB AL 25 11 83.0 4 4 0 71 31 25 7 95 7.7 3.4 0.8 2.7 0% .232 1.23 4.08 3.47 99 3.59 79.4
1956 CLE MLB AL 19 4 58.0 0 4 1 63 23 18 7 115 9.8 3.6 1.1 2.8 0% .273 1.48 4.64 4.97 115 5.36 119.3

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Just finished the Ty Cobb Terrible Beauty book, and was struck by how much worse the level of play had to have been back in that time. What would the majors of 1910's equate to today, and any estimate of how hard the pitchers threw? Feels like a really good HS program or low A ball
(bryand from San Francisco)
Gosh, I love this question. Three words can answer it: No black players. MLB of this era was horribly incomplete. We were all robbed when the league was segregated. (Some more than others) But, perhaps more to your point, like how hard did they throw -- it's a little later, but Bob Feller conducted some famous experiments with motorcycle odometers in the 1930s (I think) and he was getting it upper 90s. The biggest difference in velocity today, probably, is the sheer number of pitchers who throw 95, 99, even 100. There are more "good" pitchers in total because, with relievers, they don't need to go so many innings like in the olden tymes. It's much harder to hit now, I'm convinced. Field conditions are better. Lights. Diet. Travel is different. You could sleep on a train. (David Brown)
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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