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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
15 490 3021.3 208 126 31 2.92
Birth Date11-12-1891
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age127 years, 11 months, 3 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
1915 BOS MLB 38 6 131.7 6 5 7 119 21 65 0 8.1 1.4 0.0 4.4 0% .281 1.06 1.98 2.60 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1916 BOS MLB 44 24 245.0 18 13 3 208 74 76 3 7.6 2.7 0.1 2.8 0% .253 1.15 2.88 2.39 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1917 BOS MLB 35 33 289.0 22 9 0 230 74 91 1 7.2 2.3 0.0 2.8 0% .241 1.05 2.47 1.74 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1918 BOS MLB 35 33 293.3 21 13 0 230 81 114 2 7.1 2.5 0.1 3.5 0% .239 1.06 2.41 2.21 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 BOS 0 21 16 146.0 5 11 2 131 40 53 2 8.1 2.5 0.1 3.3 0% .271 1.17 2.91 2.47 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 NYA 0 13 13 120.0 9 3 0 96 37 54 3 7.2 2.8 0.2 4.1 0% .240 1.11 3.00 1.65 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1920 NYA MLB 45 37 312.0 26 11 2 310 84 92 13 8.9 2.4 0.4 2.7 0% .277 1.26 3.72 3.06 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1921 NYA MLB 49 38 336.7 27 9 7 332 76 70 11 8.9 2.0 0.3 1.9 0% .260 1.21 3.98 3.05 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1922 NYA MLB 34 29 240.0 13 14 2 257 50 41 12 9.6 1.9 0.5 1.5 0% .279 1.28 3.96 3.60 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1923 NYA MLB 23 7 81.3 5 2 0 119 32 16 8 13.2 3.5 0.9 1.8 0% .344 1.86 5.12 6.20 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1924 CIN MLB 37 27 226.0 20 9 0 238 36 63 3 9.5 1.4 0.1 2.5 0% .282 1.21 3.09 3.15 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1925 CIN MLB 12 5 51.7 3 5 2 60 13 10 0 10.5 2.3 0.0 1.7 0% .300 1.41 3.59 3.31 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1926 CIN MLB 39 33 281.0 19 12 1 286 53 58 3 9.2 1.7 0.1 1.9 0% .272 1.21 3.24 3.14 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1927 CIN MLB 14 9 82.0 3 7 0 89 10 17 1 9.8 1.1 0.1 1.9 0% .280 1.21 3.14 3.51 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN MLB 14 6 62.7 4 1 1 67 22 10 3 9.6 3.2 0.4 1.4 0% .274 1.42 4.14 3.88 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 NY1 MLB 37 8 123.0 7 2 4 140 31 32 8 10.2 2.3 0.6 2.3 0% .284 1.39 4.44 4.32 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 TOT MLB 34 29 266.0 14 14 2 227 77 107 5 7.7 2.6 0.2 3.6 0% .000 1.14 2.95 2.10 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
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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-
1915 BOS MLB AL 38 6 131.7 6 5 7 119 21 65 0 8.1 1.4 0.0 4.4 0% .281 1.06 1.98 2.60 0 0.00 0.0
1916 BOS MLB AL 44 24 245.0 18 13 3 208 74 76 3 7.6 2.7 0.1 2.8 0% .253 1.15 2.88 2.39 0 0.00 0.0
1917 BOS MLB AL 35 33 289.0 22 9 0 230 74 91 1 7.2 2.3 0.0 2.8 0% .241 1.05 2.47 1.74 0 0.00 0.0
1918 BOS MLB AL 35 33 293.3 21 13 0 230 81 114 2 7.1 2.5 0.1 3.5 0% .239 1.06 2.41 2.21 0 0.00 0.0
1919 BOS MLB AL 21 16 146.0 5 11 2 131 40 53 2 8.1 2.5 0.1 3.3 0% .271 1.17 2.91 2.47 0 0.00 0.0
1919 NYA MLB AL 13 13 120.0 9 3 0 96 37 54 3 7.2 2.8 0.2 4.1 0% .240 1.11 3.00 1.65 0 0.00 0.0
1920 NYA MLB AL 45 37 312.0 26 11 2 310 84 92 13 8.9 2.4 0.4 2.7 0% .277 1.26 3.72 3.06 0 0.00 0.0
1921 NYA MLB AL 49 38 336.7 27 9 7 332 76 70 11 8.9 2.0 0.3 1.9 0% .260 1.21 3.98 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
1922 NYA MLB AL 34 29 240.0 13 14 2 257 50 41 12 9.6 1.9 0.5 1.5 0% .279 1.28 3.96 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
1923 NYA MLB AL 23 7 81.3 5 2 0 119 32 16 8 13.2 3.5 0.9 1.8 0% .344 1.86 5.12 6.20 0 0.00 0.0
1924 CIN MLB NL 37 27 226.0 20 9 0 238 36 63 3 9.5 1.4 0.1 2.5 0% .282 1.21 3.09 3.15 0 0.00 0.0
1925 CIN MLB NL 12 5 51.7 3 5 2 60 13 10 0 10.5 2.3 0.0 1.7 0% .300 1.41 3.59 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1926 CIN MLB NL 39 33 281.0 19 12 1 286 53 58 3 9.2 1.7 0.1 1.9 0% .272 1.21 3.24 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
1927 CIN MLB NL 14 9 82.0 3 7 0 89 10 17 1 9.8 1.1 0.1 1.9 0% .280 1.21 3.14 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
1928 CIN MLB NL 14 6 62.7 4 1 1 67 22 10 3 9.6 3.2 0.4 1.4 0% .274 1.42 4.14 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
1929 NY1 MLB NL 37 8 123.0 7 2 4 140 31 32 8 10.2 2.3 0.6 2.3 0% .284 1.39 4.44 4.32 0 0.00 0.0

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

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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 Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, how many World Series games do you think were less than on the level after the Black Sox series? I know Carl Mays came under suspicion for throwing games.
(ripfan008 from Baltimore)
Miller Huggins seemed to think that something suspicious had happened, anyway, and buried Mays after that. I doubt many were compromised, and certainly no whole Series as in 1919. It's not that it became impossible, but the incentives for the players changed and the culture changed so that gambling on baseball became less prominent. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the problem with the deadball era is that it's a completely different game. Offensive and defensive have ebbed and flowed throughout the years but different factors thereof still had similar relative values. It's hard to make sense of an era where scoring was way down, averages were way up, power meant triples, everyone stole at a 50% clip and usage and equipment changes since mean contemporary pitching is almost irrelevant as a comparison point. The sixties are a distant, distant second place in the whole "no rational frame of reference" game. And I say this as someone whose loved the era ever since you recommended Crazy 08 and The Glory of Their Times to me at the Boston book signing!
(jackalltogether from Boston)
Glad you took me up on those books. There are some really good ones. I also like "The Pitch that Killed," about Ray Chapman and Carl Mays... For me, history, even baseball history, is all about people and their high and low moments, their heroism, their villainy, the fact that they succeeded and failed just like you and me. The challenge as a writer is to bring them to life as people, not just stats. That's what I try to do, though it's sometimes a little difficult in the context of a 1500-word column. Also, even though all the differences you point out are true, a lot of the team-building and strategic problems are relateable. If I ask you to choose between PH A and PH B in a World Series game, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each, we can second-guess along whether we're talking about Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker or Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneI already hear the talk radio stations saying the series is over... But remember -- the Yankees' Carl Mays shut out the Giants in Game 1 of the 1921 World Series and the Giants still came back to win, so clearly there is recent precedent for a reversal of fortunes here. (Steven Goldman)