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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
13 460 2850 207 128 22 3.23
Birth Date9-22-1920
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age99 years, 0 months, 26 days
BatsL
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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1946 CLE MLB 32 5 94.0 4 5 1 77 68 39 1 7.4 6.5 0.1 3.7 0% .250 1.54 3.93 2.49 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 CLE MLB 37 15 167.3 11 5 3 150 97 65 7 8.1 5.2 0.4 3.5 0% .259 1.48 4.00 3.44 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 CLE MLB 43 37 293.7 20 14 2 231 129 147 12 7.1 4.0 0.4 4.5 0% .237 1.23 3.63 2.82 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 CLE MLB 37 33 279.7 22 10 1 211 137 138 19 6.8 4.4 0.6 4.4 0% .224 1.24 3.92 2.99 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 CLE MLB 44 37 288.0 23 11 3 281 146 170 28 105 8.8 4.6 0.9 5.3 61% .279 1.48 4.34 3.84 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1951 CLE MLB 42 34 263.3 17 14 2 244 124 132 18 90 8.3 4.2 0.6 4.5 0% .262 1.40 3.90 3.52 87 3.72 81.4 4.2
1952 CLE MLB 42 36 309.7 22 11 4 236 105 131 15 103 6.9 3.1 0.4 3.8 0% .222 1.10 3.22 2.50 87 2.44 58.2 8.6
1953 CLE MLB 41 36 286.7 21 15 1 283 110 98 16 95 8.9 3.5 0.5 3.1 0% .272 1.37 3.87 3.36 93 3.75 80.4 5.1
1954 CLE MLB 36 33 258.3 23 7 0 228 92 110 12 84 7.9 3.2 0.4 3.8 0% .251 1.24 3.25 2.72 86 3.20 72.7 5.6
1955 CLE MLB 35 31 211.3 18 10 2 218 74 100 17 97 9.3 3.2 0.7 4.3 0% .282 1.38 3.65 3.88 85 4.40 97.3 2.1
1956 CLE MLB 39 35 255.3 20 14 3 230 89 94 23 115 8.1 3.1 0.8 3.3 0% .240 1.25 4.06 3.03 100 4.31 95.9 2.8
1957 CLE MLB 21 17 117.3 6 11 0 129 64 45 9 94 9.9 4.9 0.7 3.5 0% .289 1.64 4.45 4.60 126 6.55 152.8 -2.2
1958 CLE MLB 11 1 25.3 0 1 0 41 16 8 3 82 14.6 5.7 1.1 2.8 0% .380 2.25 5.36 5.33 116 5.58 129.2 -0.3
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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 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-
1946 CLE MLB AL 32 5 94.0 4 5 1 77 68 39 1 7.4 6.5 0.1 3.7 0% .250 1.54 3.93 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
1947 CLE MLB AL 37 15 167.3 11 5 3 150 97 65 7 8.1 5.2 0.4 3.5 0% .259 1.48 4.00 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
1948 CLE MLB AL 43 37 293.7 20 14 2 231 129 147 12 7.1 4.0 0.4 4.5 0% .237 1.23 3.63 2.82 0 0.00 0.0
1949 CLE MLB AL 37 33 279.7 22 10 1 211 137 138 19 6.8 4.4 0.6 4.4 0% .224 1.24 3.92 2.99 0 0.00 0.0
1950 CLE MLB AL 44 37 288.0 23 11 3 281 146 170 28 105 8.8 4.6 0.9 5.3 61% .279 1.48 4.34 3.84 0 0.00 0.0
1951 CLE MLB AL 42 34 263.3 17 14 2 244 124 132 18 90 8.3 4.2 0.6 4.5 0% .262 1.40 3.90 3.52 87 3.72 81.4
1952 CLE MLB AL 42 36 309.7 22 11 4 236 105 131 15 103 6.9 3.1 0.4 3.8 0% .222 1.10 3.22 2.50 87 2.44 58.2
1953 CLE MLB AL 41 36 286.7 21 15 1 283 110 98 16 95 8.9 3.5 0.5 3.1 0% .272 1.37 3.87 3.36 93 3.75 80.4
1954 CLE MLB AL 36 33 258.3 23 7 0 228 92 110 12 84 7.9 3.2 0.4 3.8 0% .251 1.24 3.25 2.72 86 3.20 72.7
1955 CLE MLB AL 35 31 211.3 18 10 2 218 74 100 17 97 9.3 3.2 0.7 4.3 0% .282 1.38 3.65 3.88 85 4.40 97.3
1956 CLE MLB AL 39 35 255.3 20 14 3 230 89 94 23 115 8.1 3.1 0.8 3.3 0% .240 1.25 4.06 3.03 100 4.31 95.9
1957 CLE MLB AL 21 17 117.3 6 11 0 129 64 45 9 94 9.9 4.9 0.7 3.5 0% .289 1.64 4.45 4.60 126 6.55 152.8
1958 CLE MLB AL 11 1 25.3 0 1 0 41 16 8 3 82 14.6 5.7 1.1 2.8 0% .380 2.25 5.36 5.33 116 5.58 129.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1958-04-23 1958-05-25 32 28 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1957-11-26 1957-11-26 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Bone Spur 1957-11-26 -
1957-08-12 1957-09-30 DTD 49 40 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1957-07-22 1957-08-04 DTD 13 11 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1957-05-25 1957-06-13 DTD 19 20 - Thigh Strain - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Following up on your answer to Marty. There has yet to be shown that anything can predict or prevent TJS. The coddling of Joba Chamberlain, a big horse, was a fiasco and everybody predicted that 6'6" bean pole, Chris Sale, and his funny motion, would fall apart. I watched Bob Lemon and Allie Reynolds throw in relief between their starts and go on for years. The question of how much exertion went into the deliveries then versus now is legitimate but it really just looks like luck. The arm falls off or it doesn't.
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
It's almost as if there's no "good" mechanics, only aesthetically pleasing ones and aesthetically unpleasing ones.

Knock on wood for your favorite pitcher, friends. (Kate Morrison)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Liriano walking Cueto was the key in the Reds win. Caused the fielders choice leading to Hamilton getting on, then 1st to 3rd, then balk. Dodgers fan? Sure you'd love the DH, they'd employ one for $20mil Bob Lemon, Carlos Zambrano, and Rick Rhoden scorn you
(D Brown from Da burgh )
Johnny Cueto is a career .101/.128/.132/.104 hitter. Bob Lemon was .232/.288/.386 and was the best of the players you mentioned with a 676 OPS. Jose Iglesias has a career 678 OPS. This isn't a winning argument. (Craig Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableJoe, you're right of course, but what they're going to look at is that they played .640 ball for Tracy, which is up there in Bob Lemon' 78 territory. The call to let Street pitch there is as bad as there is, but it doesn't negate that turnaround... Though one suspects it was coincidental to Tracy. It seems as if the biggest "change" Tracy made was that Tulowitzki started hitting like crazy. (Steven Goldman)