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The 1946 Season as seen through the Prism of Player Won-Lost Records



I have recently updated my Player won-lost records to incorporate Retrosheet's latest release of play-by-play data. This included the release of deduced games to complete two more seasons of data. So, I am now able to calculate complete play-by-play data for every season since 1946. This article looks at the earliest season, then, for which I currently have complete play-by-play data: 1946.

The 1946 season saw the return of a large number of great baseball players from World War II and an increase in MLB attendance of more than 70%. The two leagues' MVP awards were won by players who are arguably among the top 10 players in major-league history: Ted Williams and Stan Musial, and ended with a classic 7-game World Series played between Williams's and Musial's teams.

The Best of 1946

I calculate Player won-lost records two ways: pWins, which tie to team wins and eWins, which control for context and the ability of one's teammates. For players with more pWins than eWins, their Player wins contributed to more team wins than one might expect; for players with more eWins than pWins, just the opposite is true: their Player wins translated into fewer team wins than expected. Or more briefly: a player with more pWins than eWins was better in context, a player with more eWins than pWins was worse in context.

The top 10 players in pWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Ted Williams28.415.55.5
7.2
1Ted Williams28.415.55.5
7.2
2Hal Newhouser22.514.44.7
6.4
2Bob Feller27.320.04.4
6.7
3Bobby Doerr26.317.44.6
6.4
3Hal Newhouser22.514.44.7
6.4
4Bob Feller27.320.04.4
6.7
4Bobby Doerr26.317.44.6
6.4
5Pee Wee Reese23.116.43.6
5.2
5Pee Wee Reese23.116.43.6
5.2
6Tex Hughson19.013.63.3
4.8
6Tex Hughson19.013.63.3
4.8
7Johnny Pesky23.717.93.1
4.8
7Johnny Pesky23.717.93.1
4.8
8Dom DiMaggio21.915.43.0
4.5
8Enos Slaughter25.618.42.8
4.5
9Johnny Sain18.814.52.8
4.4
9Dom DiMaggio21.915.43.0
4.5
10Howie Pollet19.014.52.8
4.4
10Howie Pollet19.014.52.8
4.4


The top 10 players in eWins above Positional Average and Replacement Level were as follows.

eWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Ted Williams27.215.74.8
6.6
1Ted Williams27.215.74.8
6.6
2Bob Feller23.919.42.9
5.0
2Bob Feller23.919.42.9
5.0
3Hal Newhouser18.814.32.9
4.5
3Hal Newhouser18.814.32.9
4.5
4Charlie Keller22.916.32.5
4.0
4Charlie Keller22.916.32.5
4.0
5Johnny Sain17.113.62.3
3.8
5Johnny Pesky22.719.02.1
3.8
6Tex Hughson17.113.72.2
3.7
6Johnny Sain17.113.62.3
3.8
7Hank Greenberg18.512.32.2
3.4
7Tex Hughson17.113.72.2
3.7
8Johnny Pesky22.719.02.1
3.8
8Stan Musial22.916.62.0
3.6
9Stan Musial22.916.62.0
3.6
9Eddie Stanky20.016.22.0
3.5
10Eddie Stanky20.016.22.0
3.5
10Pee Wee Reese21.818.61.9
3.5


The top three players in pWins over both positional average and replacement level in 1946 are now in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I take a closer look at these three players next.
Ted Williams
The best player in major-league baseball in 1946, as measured by either pWins or eWins over either positional average or replacement level was Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams. Williams even led the major leagues in raw pWins and eWins.

As measured by Player won-lost records, 1946 was the best season in Ted Williams's career, although I am missing play-by-play data for 0 games of Ted Williams's career prior to World War II. Controlling for context, Ted Williams's 1946 season - .342/.497/.667, 38 HR, 142 R, 123 RBI, 156 W - was the second-best season for which I have calculated Player won-lost records, behind Babe Ruth's legendary 1927 season.

The top 10 single seasons in pWins and eWins over positional average and replacement level are shown next.

pWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          pWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player Season pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL           Player Season pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Babe Ruth192730.615.16.9
8.8
1Babe Ruth192730.615.16.9
8.8
2Babe Ruth192328.012.96.7
8.4
2Babe Ruth192328.012.96.7
8.4
3Lefty Grove193123.411.36.5
8.0
3Sandy Koufax196525.014.56.2
8.0
4Sandy Koufax196525.014.56.2
8.0
4Lefty Grove193123.411.36.5
8.0
5Babe Ruth192128.714.56.1
7.8
5Steve Carlton197225.114.96.1
7.9
6Dwight Gooden198521.311.06.1
7.6
6Babe Ruth192128.714.56.1
7.8
7Steve Carlton197225.114.96.1
7.9
7Dwight Gooden198521.311.06.1
7.6
8Lefty Grove193022.211.55.8
7.3
8Lefty Grove193022.211.55.8
7.3
9Dolf Luque192322.612.35.7
7.1
9Ted Williams194628.415.55.5
7.2
10Sandy Koufax196322.613.25.5
7.2
10Barry Bonds200128.015.55.3
7.2


eWins over Positional Average
Top 10 Players
          eWins over Replacement Level
Top 10 Players
Player Season eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL           Player Season eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Barry Bonds200129.415.75.9
7.9
1Barry Bonds200129.415.75.9
7.9
2Babe Ruth192326.813.55.8
7.5
2Babe Ruth192326.813.55.8
7.5
3Babe Ruth192727.514.95.5
7.3
3Babe Ruth192727.514.95.5
7.3
4Barry Bonds200224.612.85.1
6.6
4Barry Bonds200224.612.85.1
6.6
5Barry Bonds200423.712.15.1
6.5
5Babe Ruth192425.714.55.0
6.6
6Babe Ruth192425.714.55.0
6.6
6Ted Williams194627.215.74.8
6.6
7Roger Clemens199717.98.64.9
6.5
7Barry Bonds200423.712.15.1
6.5
8Ted Williams194627.215.74.8
6.6
8Roger Clemens199717.98.64.9
6.5
9Bob Gibson197022.514.94.8
6.4
9Alex Rodriguez200125.317.44.6
6.4
10Pedro J. Martinez200015.36.34.6
5.8
10Bob Gibson197022.514.94.8
6.4


Ted Williams's career record, as measured by Player won-lost record (for the games for which I have play-by-play data), is shown in the next table.

Ted Williams
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1939BOS20
149
24.917.30.5893.0
4.7
23.117.60.5672.03.7
1940BOS21
144
22.917.40.5692.0
3.6
24.818.30.5762.44.1
1941BOS22
143
24.416.40.5983.3
5.1
25.215.30.6234.36.0
1942BOS23
150
28.316.50.6324.8
6.6
27.416.70.6214.36.1
1946BOS27
150
28.415.50.6465.5
7.2
27.215.70.6354.86.6
1947BOS28
156
27.018.00.6003.4
5.2
27.517.40.6124.05.7
1948BOS29
137
25.615.60.6214.1
5.7
23.715.60.6033.24.7
1949BOS30
155
26.717.20.6083.6
5.3
26.617.60.6023.35.1
1950BOS31
89
14.111.10.5611.1
2.1
14.210.20.5831.62.6
1951BOS32
148
24.119.00.5591.6
3.3
23.818.10.5681.93.6
1952BOS33
6
0.90.20.7880.3
0.4
0.70.20.7350.20.2
1953BOS34
37
5.93.00.6661.3
1.7
5.22.90.6461.01.4
1954BOS35
117
18.813.00.5912.4
3.7
19.612.60.6103.04.3
1955BOS36
98
16.210.40.6092.5
3.6
15.510.10.6042.33.4
1956BOS37
136
18.012.90.5841.9
3.2
19.013.20.5902.23.5
1957BOS38
132
20.913.90.6012.4
3.9
20.912.90.6193.04.4
1958BOS39
129
18.015.10.5450.6
1.8
18.514.30.5641.22.5
1959BOS40
103
10.49.50.5230.2
1.1
9.79.30.510-0.00.8
1960BOS41
112
14.011.50.5490.7
1.7
14.010.50.5731.22.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,291
369.6253.60.59344.5
69.9
366.6248.40.59645.870.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
7
0.70.90.468 -0.00.91.00.481 -0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,298
370.4254.40.593
69.8
367.5249.30.596 70.8


Hal Newhouser
The 1946 season capped off a three-year run by Hal Newhouser in which he amassed a traditional won-lost record of 80-27 with a 1.99 ERA over 918.1 IP. That works out to an average record of 27-9 and 306 innings pitched per season. Of course, the 1944 and 1945 seasons come with a fairly large caveat: because of World War II, many of the best players of the era were not playing major-league baseball (including, for example, the other two players profiled here, Ted Williams and Bob Feller). Newhouser's 1946 season - 26-9, 1.94 ERA, 275 K, in 292.2 IP - would seem to suggest, though, that at his best, Newhouser could pitch against anybody. Unfortunately, in a story far too familiar to baseball fans, 918 IP from age 23 - 25 caught up with Newhouser and, while he was quite good for four more seasons, he never came close to approaching his 1946 level and was never able to start even 20 games in a season after the age of 29.

But Hal Newhouser always had that 1946 season. The next table shows the top 20 seasons by a pitcher in pWORL for all seasons for which I have calculated Player won-lost records (note: I am missing 0 of the 87 games in which Hal Newhouser pitched in 1944-45; I do not know, therefore, where those seasons might rank on this list once those seasons are completed).

pWins over Replacement Level
Top 20 Single Seasons by a Pitcher
(as measured by pWORL)
Player Season pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Sandy Koufax196525.014.56.2
8.0
2Lefty Grove193123.411.36.5
8.0
3Steve Carlton197225.114.96.1
7.9
4Dwight Gooden198521.311.06.1
7.6
5Lefty Grove193022.211.55.8
7.3
6Sandy Koufax196322.613.25.5
7.2
7Dolf Luque192322.612.35.7
7.1
8Bob Feller194025.016.64.9
6.7
9Juan Marichal196622.914.25.2
6.7
10Bob Feller194627.320.04.4
6.7
11Dazzy Vance192420.711.25.2
6.5
12Bob Gibson197021.713.65.0
6.5
13Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson200219.110.45.1
6.5
14Greg Maddux199516.57.55.3
6.5
15Hal Newhouser194622.514.44.7
6.4
16Dean Chance196419.811.74.7
6.4
17Roger Clemens199718.69.84.7
6.4
18Bucky Walters193922.514.84.6
6.3
19Denny McLain196922.915.54.5
6.3
20Fergie Jenkins197124.117.34.6
6.3


Hal Newhouser's career record, as measured by Player won-lost record (for the games for which I have play-by-play data), is shown in the next table.

Hal Newhouser
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1939DET18
1
0.50.60.463-0.0
0.0
0.30.30.462-0.00.0
1940DET19
28
8.19.60.456-0.6
0.3
8.19.40.465-0.40.4
1941DET20
33
10.412.10.461-0.5
0.5
10.411.80.469-0.30.6
1942DET21
39
11.211.70.4900.1
1.1
10.810.70.5030.31.3
1943DET22
37
12.112.90.482-0.1
1.0
11.911.70.5030.41.5
1944DET23
47
21.513.90.6074.4
6.0
19.114.70.5662.84.3
1945DET24
40
22.114.50.6044.4
6.1
20.114.60.5793.35.0
1946DET25
37
22.514.40.6094.7
6.4
18.814.30.5692.94.5
1947DET26
40
19.116.90.5301.7
3.2
18.716.20.5361.93.3
1948DET27
39
19.814.90.5703.1
4.5
17.413.90.5562.33.7
1949DET28
38
17.914.90.5462.0
3.3
19.716.30.5472.33.7
1950DET29
35
14.714.80.4970.5
1.9
13.214.00.4860.11.4
1951DET30
16
6.45.90.5180.4
0.9
6.65.60.5430.71.2
1952DET31
26
8.79.00.4940.2
1.0
9.59.20.5070.51.3
1953DET32
7
1.22.10.373-0.4
-0.2
1.32.00.392-0.3-0.1
1954CLE33
26
3.32.60.5570.3
0.7
2.11.70.5510.20.4
1955CLE34
2
0.10.10.509-0.0
0.0
0.10.20.365-0.0-0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
491
199.4171.00.53820.3
36.8
188.2166.50.53016.732.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
4
1.51.60.490 0.21.41.30.522 0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
495
200.9172.60.538
37.0
189.6167.90.530 32.7


Bob Feller
As indicated in an earlier table in this article, Bob Feller's 1946 season was one of the best seasons by a pitcher for whom I have calculated Player won-lost records. Like Hal Newhouser, Feller's 1946 season, great as it was, was largely in line with earlier seasons in his career. In the case of Feller, however, the comparable seasons were 1939 and 1940 - Feller having missed all of the 1942-44 seasons and all but 9 games of the 1945 season due to World War II.

In 1946, Bob Feller set a modern major-league record for strikeouts in a season - sort of. Entering the 1946 season, the "accepted modern record" for strikeouts in a season was set by Rube Waddell in 1904 when he allegedly struck out 343 batters. If, however, you look up Rube Waddell's career record, you find that he is credited with 349 strikeouts in 1904 - a number which is exactly one more than Bob Feller's 1946 total of 348.

I helped to deduce several games for the 1946 season, including a number of Feller's appearances. Waddell's record total of 343 strikeouts was widely reported and Feller's pursuit of the record was mentioned frequently - even surprisingly early in the 1946 season (Feller had double-digit strikeout totals in 6 of his first 8 games in 1946 and he notched his 100th K of the season on May 30th). But then, on September 29th (in a game which I deduced), when Feller struck out 5 to allegedly break a tie with Waddell and end his season with 348 K's, the Detroit Free Press reported that "Bob Feller's strikeout record of 348 for one season was disputed by Joe Reichler, Associated Press writer, who said that after a game-by-game checkup of Rube Waddell's record of 1904 that the Rube had struck out 349."

The Free Press continued.
"Reichler said he found seven discrepancies in George L. Mooreland's book, 'Balldom,' from where Waddell's strikeout total was taken.

Will Harridge, president of the American League, however, wired all newspapermen that Waddell's official mark stood at 343. His decision means that the mark now officially belongs to Feller."
I find it fascinating that people were doing game-by-game analysis of major-league statistics in 1946.

Incidentally, Feller's "record" 344th strikeout victim was Hal Newhouser, as Feller's Indians beat Newhouser's Tigers, 4-1, in the 1946 season finale for both teams.

Bob Feller's career record, as measured by Player won-lost record (for the games for which I have play-by-play data), is shown in the next table.

Bob Feller
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1936CLE17
13
4.42.90.6010.8
1.2
3.23.10.5120.10.5
1937CLE18
25
9.99.80.5000.2
1.1
9.29.00.5050.31.1
1938CLE19
32
15.314.10.5201.1
2.5
14.515.50.483-0.01.4
1939CLE20
39
20.415.20.5743.2
4.9
20.115.40.5662.94.6
1940CLE21
43
25.016.60.6024.9
6.7
20.715.30.5743.24.8
1941CLE22
44
23.917.40.5784.0
5.8
22.019.30.5322.13.9
1945CLE26
9
4.74.50.5110.2
0.7
4.33.70.5330.40.8
1946CLE27
48
27.320.00.5774.4
6.7
23.919.40.5522.95.0
1947CLE28
42
20.617.10.5472.4
4.0
18.716.70.5291.63.1
1948CLE29
44
18.918.30.5080.9
2.5
16.716.50.5030.62.1
1949CLE30
36
12.514.20.468-0.5
0.6
13.513.00.5100.61.7
1950CLE31
35
16.314.00.5371.7
3.1
15.214.30.5151.02.4
1951CLE32
33
17.313.20.5672.5
3.8
15.015.30.4950.31.6
1952CLE33
30
10.512.90.449-0.8
0.2
12.013.30.475-0.20.9
1953CLE34
25
10.49.60.5200.8
1.7
10.210.60.4900.21.1
1954CLE35
19
10.17.50.5731.7
2.5
8.78.30.5130.61.4
1955CLE36
25
3.54.60.432-0.5
-0.1
4.64.80.4930.00.5
1956CLE37
19
1.53.20.323-0.8
-0.5
2.73.20.461-0.20.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
561
252.5215.20.54026.1
47.3
235.4216.90.52016.536.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
2
0.71.40.321 -0.21.01.10.469 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
563
253.2216.60.540
47.0
236.4218.00.520 37.0


1946 World Series

The 1946 World Series was a classic 7-game series, between a team making its fourth World Series appearance in five years and a team making its first World Series appearance in 28 years, climaxed by a thrilling 4-3 Game 7. The top performances of the 1946 World Series, as measured by Player won-lost records, are presented in the next table.

1946 World Series: Top Player Performances
pWins pLosses pWORL
Harry BrecheenSLN2.30.80.9
Rudy YorkBOS1.50.70.4


As measured by Player won-lost records, the star of the 1946 World Series was Cardinals pitcher Harry "the Cat" Brecheen, who won 3 games: a 4-hit complete-game shutout in Game 2, a 7-hit, 1-run complete game in Game 6 and two innings of relief in Game 7.

Best of 1946 by Factor and Position

Next, let's look at the top players in (context-neutral, teammate-adjusted) eWins over Positional Average in various aspects of the game. The numbers in this section have all been normalized to extrapolate player games for which I am missing play-by-play data. As above, this adjustment is based on individual player games for which I have play-by-play data.
Best by Factor: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, Fielding
There are four basic factors for which players earn Player won-lost records: Batting, Baserunning, Pitching, and Fielding. The top players in 1946 in eWOPA by factor were as follows.

Batting
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ted Williams18.59.34.3

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Baserunning
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Pete Reiser1.80.90.4

Positional Average excludes pitcher offense



Pitching
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Bob Feller19.915.64.3
Hal Newhouser15.311.24.0
Tex Hughson14.210.73.5


Fielding, P
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Johnny Sain0.80.40.4


Fielding, C
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Buddy Rosar1.91.20.7


Fielding, 1B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Chuck Stevens2.11.80.3
Johnny Mize1.91.60.3
Frank McCormick2.21.90.3
Rudy York2.62.30.3


Fielding, 2B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Buddy Blattner4.64.30.4


Fielding, 3B
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Bill Rigney2.62.00.6
George Kell3.93.40.6


Fielding, SS
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Pee Wee Reese7.76.61.1
Marty Marion7.76.61.1


Fielding, LF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Erv Dusak3.32.21.1


Fielding, CF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Harry Walker3.62.90.7
Dom DiMaggio5.75.00.7


Fielding, RF
eWins eLosses Net Wins
Enos Slaughter7.56.41.0


Best by Position
Next, we look at 1946 Major-League leaders in eWOPA by position. The figures shown here only include Player decisions earned while playing this particular position, and include no contextual adjustments (expected or actual).



Catcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Aaron Robinson10.68.51.2


First Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Hank Greenberg18.412.42.0


Second Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Eddie Stanky19.916.31.9


Third Base
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Whitey Kurowski18.415.51.6


Shortstop
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Johnny Pesky22.519.31.9


Left Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ted Williams26.816.24.4


Center Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Joe DiMaggio18.715.01.6


Right Field
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Enos Slaughter24.419.31.7


Starting Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Hal Newhouser15.511.12.2
Bob Feller19.815.72.1
Tex Hughson14.610.72.0


Relief Pitcher
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Earl Caldwell4.73.30.7


For relief pitchers, context-neutral records may not be the best measure of how good they are, as context can matter a great deal, depending on how a pitcher is used. Here are the top relief pitchers of 1946 in context, in terms of pWins and pWOPA.

Top Relief Pitchers of 1946, based on pWORL
Player pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL
Earl Caldwell6.13.00.6691.62.2
Hank Behrman8.06.40.5550.91.8
Hugh Casey6.14.90.5540.61.4
Ted Wilks4.23.90.5180.20.7
Bob Klinger3.22.70.5440.30.7


Finally, here are the best at three oft-forgotten positions that can nevertheless matter: pitcher offense, pinch hitting, and pinch running.

Pitcher Offense
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Fred Hutchinson1.71.80.4
Fritz Ostermueller1.41.40.4
Johnny Sain1.82.00.4


Pinch Hitter
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Ernie Lombardi0.90.40.3
Erv Dusak0.70.20.3


Pinch Runner
eWins eLosses eWOPA
Gus Niarhos0.10.00.0
Jim Russell0.10.00.0
Tex Shirley0.10.00.0
Al Gionfriddo0.10.00.0
Johnny Barrett0.00.00.0
Joe Grace0.00.00.0
Frankie Crosetti0.00.00.0
Jimmy Outlaw0.00.00.0
Irv Hall0.00.00.0
Vic Barnhart0.00.00.0
Frank Whitman0.00.00.0
Bob Usher0.00.00.0
George Myatt0.00.00.0
Mike Guerra0.00.00.0
Blas Monaco0.00.00.0
Paul Campbell0.00.00.0
Eddie Miksis0.00.00.0
Jack Graham0.00.00.0
Bob Dillinger0.00.00.0
Jake Caulfield0.00.00.0
Leo Wells0.00.00.0
Anse Moore0.00.00.0
Buster Maynard0.00.00.0
Johnny Vander Meer0.00.00.0
Andy Gilbert0.00.00.0
Chet Laabs0.00.00.0
Bob Lemon0.00.00.0
Ed Bahr0.00.00.0
Harry Walker0.00.00.0
Skeeter Webb0.00.00.0
Dick Wakefield0.00.00.0
Joe Tepsic0.00.00.0
Vern Benson0.00.00.0
Burgess Whitehead0.00.00.0
Johnny Hopp0.00.00.0
Gene Handley0.00.00.0
Don Hasenmayer0.00.00.0
Joe Kuhel0.00.00.0
Garland Lawing0.00.00.0
Dick Mauney0.00.00.0
Lou Stringer0.00.00.0
Steve Gromek0.00.00.0
Al Zarilla0.00.00.0
Bob Kennedy0.00.00.0
Russ Derry0.00.00.0
Snuffy Stirnweiss0.00.00.0
Hoot Evers0.00.00.0
Glenn McQuillen0.00.00.0
Allie Reynolds0.00.00.0
Dizzy Trout0.00.00.0
Billy Cox0.00.00.0
Connie Ryan0.00.00.0
Chuck Workman0.00.00.0
Don Gutteridge0.00.00.0
Hank Helf0.00.00.0
Stan Rojek0.00.00.0
Tommy Byrne0.00.00.0
Bill Endicott0.00.00.0
Carden Gillenwater0.00.00.0
Alvin Dark0.00.00.0
Maurice Van Robays0.00.00.0
Vince DiMaggio0.00.00.0
Earl Naylor0.00.00.0
Doc Cramer0.00.00.0
Bill Bevens0.00.00.0
Phil Rizzuto0.00.00.0
Jack Knott0.00.00.0
Andy Karl0.00.00.0
Hank Camelli0.00.00.0
Lefty Wilkie0.00.00.0
Joe Schultz Jr.0.00.00.0
Tex Hughson0.00.00.0
Stan Musial0.00.00.0
Gil Torres0.00.00.0
Les Webber0.00.00.0
Skippy Roberge0.00.00.0
Don Kolloway0.00.00.0
Bill Fleming0.00.00.0
Eddie Waitkus0.00.00.0
Buster Mills0.00.00.0
Lou Kretlow0.00.00.0
Johnny Gee0.00.00.0
Willard Marshall0.00.00.0
Oscar Grimes0.00.00.0
Norm Brown0.00.00.0
Bill Burich0.00.00.0
Lou Possehl0.00.00.0
Jim Hopper0.00.00.0
Jim Bagby Jr.0.00.00.0
Charlie Wagner0.00.00.0
Jake Early0.00.00.0
Glen Moulder0.00.00.0
Johnny Hutchings0.00.00.0
Ed Wright0.00.00.0
Eddie Smith0.00.00.0
Russ Meers0.00.00.0
Bert Haas0.00.00.0
Ray Flanigan0.00.00.0
Al Benton0.00.00.0
Babe Young0.00.00.0
Mel Queen Sr.0.00.00.0
Lum Harris0.00.00.0
Oscar Judd0.00.00.0
Junior Walsh0.00.00.0
Nels Potter0.00.00.0
Randy Heflin0.00.00.0
Terry Moore0.00.00.0
Carl Furillo0.00.00.0
Ray Scarborough0.00.00.0
Bill Posedel0.00.00.0
Tom Jordan0.00.00.0
Dom Dallessandro0.00.00.0
Clyde Shoun0.00.00.0
Ralph McCabe0.00.00.0
Fred Hutchinson0.00.00.0
Harry Feldman0.00.00.0
Al Gettel0.00.00.0
Porter Vaughan0.00.00.0
Johnny Beazley0.00.00.0
Mike Ryba0.00.00.0
Tommy Holmes0.00.00.0
Ace Williams0.00.00.0
Johnny Rigney0.00.00.0
Hal Manders0.00.00.0
Lonnie Goldstein0.00.00.0
Bob Feller0.00.00.0
Ralph Weigel0.00.00.0
Bennie Warren0.00.00.0
Tommy Hughes0.00.00.0
Al Tate0.00.00.0
Les Moss0.00.00.0
Marty Marion0.00.00.0
Sherry Robertson0.00.00.0
Ed Stevens0.00.00.0
Damon Phillips0.00.00.0
Al Hollingsworth0.00.00.0
Phil Cavarretta0.00.00.0
Johnny Schmitz0.00.00.0
Ray Mueller0.00.00.0
Felix Mackiewicz0.00.00.0
Billy Hitchcock0.00.00.0
Karl Drews0.00.00.0
George Armstrong0.00.00.0
Pete Suder0.00.00.0
Ron Northey0.00.00.0
Frankie Gustine0.00.00.0
Lou Finney0.00.00.0
Buster Adams0.00.00.0
Frankie Pytlak0.00.00.0
George Binks0.00.00.0
Joe Medwick0.00.00.0
Don Hendrickson0.00.00.0
Ernie White0.00.00.0
Dave Philley0.00.00.0
Peanuts Lowrey0.00.00.0
Howie Fox0.00.00.0
Hank Edwards0.00.00.0
Ted Sepkowski0.00.00.0
Bob Swift0.00.00.0
Jack Kraus0.00.00.0
Ken Trinkle0.00.00.0
Bud Metheny0.00.00.0
Ford Garrison0.00.00.0
Lefty Hoerst0.00.00.0
Ed Albosta0.00.00.0
Vinnie Smith0.00.00.0
Dave Ferriss0.00.00.0
Whitey Kurowski0.00.00.0
Marino Pieretti0.00.00.0
Howie Schultz0.00.00.0
Johnny Niggeling0.00.00.0
Joe Haynes0.00.00.0
Cy Block0.00.00.0
Bob Scheffing0.00.00.0
Eddie R. Miller0.00.00.0
Johnny Groth0.00.00.0
Bob Carpenter0.00.00.0
Joe DiMaggio0.00.00.0
Roy Weatherly0.00.00.0
Bob Savage0.00.00.0
Danny Murtaugh0.00.00.0
Hank Gornicki0.00.00.0
Cliff Fannin0.00.00.0
Del Wilber0.00.00.0
Vic Lombardi0.00.00.0
Nanny Fernandez0.00.00.0
Lefty Wallace0.00.00.0
Frank Papish0.00.00.0
Doyle Lade0.00.00.0
Claude Corbitt0.00.00.0
Pete Center0.00.00.0
Don Ross0.00.00.0
Stubby Overmire0.00.00.0
Clyde Kluttz0.00.00.0
Bobby Thomson0.00.00.0
Hank Majeski0.00.00.0
Jesse Flores0.00.00.0
Emil Verban0.00.00.0
Bill Salkeld0.00.00.0
Bobby Doerr0.00.00.0
Lou Klein0.00.00.0
Ralph Branca0.00.00.0
Walt Masterson0.00.00.0
Jean-Pierre Roy0.00.00.0
Dick Mulligan0.00.00.0
Ralph Hamner0.00.00.0
Heinz Becker0.00.00.0
Ray Prim0.00.00.0
Eddie Lukon0.00.00.0
Joe Krakauskas0.00.00.0
Ted Gray0.00.00.0
Mike Budnick0.00.00.0
Don Richmond0.00.00.0
Dee Moore0.00.00.0
Babe Dahlgren0.00.00.0
Steve Sundra0.00.00.0
Wally Moses0.00.00.0
Enos Slaughter0.00.00.0
Kirby Higbe0.00.00.0
Sibby Sisti0.00.00.0
Billy Jurges0.00.00.0
George Burpo0.00.00.0
Charlie Brewster0.00.00.0
Eddie Robinson0.00.00.0
Hal Newhouser0.00.00.0
Monte Kennedy0.00.00.0
Mike Schemer0.00.00.0
Gene Desautels0.00.00.0
Granny Hamner0.00.00.0
Hal Spindel0.00.00.0
Preacher Roe0.00.00.0
Paul Lehner0.00.00.0
Dom DiMaggio0.00.00.0
Johnny Grodzicki0.00.00.0
Rex Barney0.00.00.0
Emil 'Dutch' Leonard0.00.00.0
Johnny McCarthy0.00.00.0
Ed Fernandes0.00.00.0
Red Adams0.00.00.0
Claude Passeau0.00.00.0
Ken Keltner0.00.00.0
Rufe Gentry0.00.00.0
Spud Chandler0.00.00.0
Bobo Newsom0.00.00.0
Frank McCormick0.00.00.0
Elbie Fletcher0.00.00.0
George Bradley (1946)0.00.00.0
Vern Stephens0.00.00.0
Eddie McGah0.00.00.0
Walter Sessi0.00.00.0
Early Wynn0.00.00.0
Mort Cooper0.00.00.0
Ray Sanders0.00.00.0
Ted Lyons0.00.00.0
Ed Hanyzewski0.00.00.0
Joe Beggs0.00.00.0
Don Black0.00.00.0
Jackie Price0.00.00.0
Sheldon Jones0.00.00.0
Herb Karpel0.00.00.0
Pat Cooper0.00.00.0
Del Ennis0.00.00.0
Charley Schanz0.00.00.0
Al Lopez0.00.00.0
Leon Culberson0.00.00.0
Bill Zuber0.00.00.0
Sid Hudson0.00.00.0
Pete Reiser0.00.00.0
Danny Litwhiler0.00.00.0
George Dickey0.00.00.0
Johnny Ostrowski0.00.00.0
Ray Lamanno0.00.00.0
Jim Hegan0.00.00.0
Roy Cullenbine0.00.00.0
Morrie Arnovich0.00.00.0
Bobby 'Doc' Brown0.00.00.0
Marius Russo0.00.00.0
Bill McCahan0.00.00.0
Art Lopatka0.00.00.0
Johnny Berardino0.00.00.0
Johnny Lazor0.00.00.0
Freddy Schmidt0.00.00.0
Ed Head0.00.00.0
Max Wilson0.00.00.0
Dario Lodigiani0.00.00.0
Al Glossop0.00.00.0
Bobby Adams0.00.00.0
Rusty Peters0.00.00.0
Eddie Mayo0.00.00.0
Mickey Grasso0.00.00.0
Mel Ott0.00.00.0
Frank Hiller0.00.00.0
Russ Christopher0.00.00.0
Charlie Ripple0.00.00.0
Ralph Kiner0.00.00.0
Ellis Kinder0.00.00.0
Murry Dickson0.00.00.0
Jim A. Wilson0.00.00.0
Jim Konstanty0.00.00.0
Earl Caldwell0.00.00.0
Bill Nicholson0.00.00.0
Ed Heusser0.00.00.0
George Caster0.00.00.0
Woody Abernathy0.00.00.0
Eddie Bockman0.00.00.0
Aaron Robinson0.00.00.0
Bruce Konopka0.00.00.0
Dick Koecher0.00.00.0
Bill Clemensen0.00.00.0
Len Schulte0.00.00.0
Earl Johnson0.00.00.0
Howie Pollet0.00.00.0
Hal Gregg0.00.00.0
Cecil Travis0.00.00.0
Steve Roser0.00.00.0
Cecil Garriott0.00.00.0
Dewey Williams0.00.00.0
Clyde Vollmer0.00.00.0
Dale Mitchell0.00.00.0
Eddie Lake0.00.00.0
Jim Gladd0.00.00.0
Randy Gumpert0.00.00.0
Ben Chapman0.00.00.0
Ken Raffensberger0.00.00.0
Lee Howard0.00.00.0
Chet Johnson0.00.00.0
Mace Brown0.00.00.0
Ken Burkhart0.00.00.0
Hal Wagner0.00.00.0
Al Evans0.00.00.0
Al Javery0.00.00.0
Luke Appling0.00.00.0
Mike Tresh0.00.00.0
Grady Hatton0.00.00.0
Les Fleming0.00.00.0
Jimmy Bloodworth0.00.00.0
Yogi Berra0.00.00.0
Vic Raschi0.00.00.0
Lou Knerr0.00.00.0
Al Jurisich0.00.00.0
Jimmy Brown0.00.00.0
Fred Sanford0.00.00.0
Pinky Higgins0.00.00.0
Red Munger0.00.00.0
Augie Galan0.00.00.0
Stan Spence0.00.00.0
Fred 'Dixie' Walker0.00.00.0
Earl Reid0.00.00.0
Paul Erickson0.00.00.0
Bobby Sturgeon0.00.00.0
Dutch Meyer0.00.00.0
George Kell0.00.00.0
Rube Fischer0.00.00.0
Ernie Lombardi0.00.00.0
Joe Gordon0.00.00.0
Herman Besse0.00.00.0
Ike Pearson0.00.00.0
Ken Heintzelman0.00.00.0
Jeff Heath0.00.00.0
Ernie Andres0.00.00.0
Al Brazle0.00.00.0
Ben Steiner0.00.00.0
Vern Curtis0.00.00.0
Paul Minner0.00.00.0
Clyde McCullough0.00.00.0
Harry Gumbert0.00.00.0
Tom Ferrick0.00.00.0
Virgil Trucks0.00.00.0
Mickey Witek0.00.00.0
Joe Page0.00.00.0
Johnny Humphries0.00.00.0
Bill Baker0.00.00.0
Bob Muncrief0.00.00.0
Mickey Harris0.00.00.0
Fred Martin0.00.00.0
Bruce Edwards0.00.00.0
Jack D. Sanford0.00.00.0
J. Harry Taylor0.00.00.0
Hugh Poland0.00.00.0
Jake Jones0.00.00.0
Bob Chipman0.00.00.0
Frank Secory0.00.00.0
Eddie Shokes0.00.00.0
Ray Mack0.00.00.0
Art Houtteman0.00.00.0
Slim Emmerich0.00.00.0
Nick Etten0.00.00.0
Joe Astroth0.00.00.0
Lou Novikoff0.00.00.0
Jack Hallett0.00.00.0
Denny Galehouse0.00.00.0
Red Barrett0.00.00.0
Rip Russell0.00.00.0
Milo Candini0.00.00.0
Rube Melton0.00.00.0
Stew Hofferth0.00.00.0
Whitey Wietelmann0.00.00.0
Whitey Platt0.00.00.0
Clarence Maddern0.00.00.0
Lonny Frey0.00.00.0
Red Embree0.00.00.0
Jimmy Wasdell0.00.00.0
Birdie Tebbetts0.00.00.0
Red Kress0.00.00.0
Bill Voiselle0.00.00.0
Johnny Murphy0.00.00.0
Lee Griffeth0.00.00.0
Alf Anderson0.00.00.0
Nick Strincevich0.00.00.0
Ox Miller0.00.00.0
Max Lanier0.00.00.0
Curt Davis0.00.00.0
Jerry Priddy0.00.00.0
Eddie Stanky0.00.00.0
Ken O'Dea0.00.00.0
Ralph Hodgin0.00.00.0
Hank Borowy0.00.00.0
Hank Schenz0.00.00.0
Howie Moss0.00.00.0
Sherm Lollar0.00.00.0
Ned Harris0.00.00.0
Walker Cooper0.00.00.0
Bill Drescher0.00.00.0
Bill Wight0.00.00.0
Tuck Stainback0.00.00.0
Skeeter Newsome0.00.00.0
Ben Guintini0.00.00.0
Stan Ferens0.00.00.0
Sam Zoldak0.00.00.0
Johnny Pesky0.00.00.0
Ted Wilks0.00.00.0
Cal McLish0.00.00.0
Max E. West0.00.00.0
Len Perme0.00.00.0
Mickey Livingston0.00.00.0
Frank Dasso0.00.00.0
Jack Conway0.00.00.0
Pat Seerey0.00.00.0
Paul Richards0.00.00.0
Junior Thompson0.00.00.0
Cuddles Marshall0.00.00.0
Dick Fowler0.00.00.0
Eli Hodkey0.00.00.0
Johnny Wyrostek0.00.00.0
Babe Martin0.00.00.0
Clem Dreisewerd0.00.00.0
Howie Krist0.00.00.0
Hugh Casey0.00.00.0
Mike Sandlock0.00.00.0
Tommy Neill0.00.00.0
Frankie Hayes0.00.00.0
Hi Bithorn0.00.00.0
Bob P. Malloy0.00.00.0
Bob Kuzava0.00.00.0
Hank Greenberg0.00.00.0
John Carden0.00.00.0
Bill Dickey0.00.00.0
Jake Wade0.00.00.0
Buddy Rosar0.00.00.0
Hugh Mulcahy0.00.00.0
Jerry Witte0.00.00.0
Roy Partee0.00.00.0
Cookie Lavagetto0.00.00.0
Ducky Detweiler0.00.00.0
Warren Spahn0.00.00.0
Emmett O'Neill0.00.00.0
Emil Kush0.00.00.0
George Case0.00.00.0
Mickey Rocco0.00.00.0
Buddy Kerr0.00.00.0
Hal Schumacher0.00.00.0
Al Lyons0.00.00.0
Everett Fagan0.00.00.0
Jim Tabor0.00.00.0
Johnny Lucadello0.00.00.0
Joe Dobson0.00.00.0
Nippy Jones0.00.00.0
Hank Behrman0.00.00.0
Buddy Lewis0.00.00.0
Goody Rosen0.00.00.0
Orval Grove0.00.00.0
Russ Bauers0.00.00.0
Ted Pawelek0.00.00.0
Al Libke0.00.00.0
Ed Klieman0.00.00.0
Johnny Gorsica0.00.00.0
Jack Brewer0.00.00.0
Frank Colman0.00.00.0
Charley Stanceu0.00.00.0
Hal Peck0.00.00.0
Al Milnar0.00.00.0
Ken Gables0.00.00.0
Mark Christman0.00.00.0
Chuck Stevens0.00.00.0
Catfish Metkovich0.00.00.0
Art Herring0.00.00.0
Eddie Yost0.00.00.0
Dick Culler0.00.00.0
Elmer Singleton0.00.00.0
Gordon Maltzberger0.00.00.0
Don S. Johnson0.00.00.0
Ewell Blackwell0.00.00.0
Lou Boudreau0.00.00.0
Bob Joyce0.00.00.0
Charlie Keller0.00.00.0
Don Grate0.00.00.0
Andy Seminick0.00.00.0
Fritz Ostermueller0.00.00.0
Al LaMacchia0.00.00.0
Mel Deutsch0.00.00.0
Joe Garagiola0.00.00.0
Ferrell Anderson0.00.00.0
Bill G. Kennedy0.00.00.0
Lew Riggs0.00.00.0
Bill Dietrich0.00.00.0
Taffy Wright0.00.00.0
Andy Pafko0.00.00.0
Clayton Lambert0.00.00.0
Vic Johnson0.00.00.0
Dick Bartell0.00.00.0
Ken Silvestri0.00.00.0
George McQuinn0.00.00.0
Bob Elliott0.00.00.0
Frank Biscan0.00.00.0
Ray Shore0.00.00.0
Tom McBride0.00.00.0
Red Schoendienst0.00.00.0
Billy Herman0.00.00.0
Roger Wolff0.00.00.0
Bob Brady0.00.00.0
Johnny Sain0.00.00.0
Ed Lopat0.00.00.0
Stan Hack0.00.00.0
Nate Andrews0.00.00.0
Jittery Joe Berry0.00.00.0
Johnny Podgajny0.00.00.0
Barney McCosky0.00.00.0
Marv Grissom0.00.00.0
Jess Pike0.00.00.0
Billy Johnson0.00.00.0
Joe Coleman Sr.0.00.00.0
Blix Donnelly0.00.00.0
Schoolboy Rowe0.00.00.0
Johnny Lanning0.00.00.0
Jack Kramer0.00.00.0
Tom 'Scoops' Carey0.00.00.0
Rudy York0.00.00.0
Mickey Haefner0.00.00.0
Big Bill Lee0.00.00.0
Guy Curtright0.00.00.0
Vern Olsen0.00.00.0
Al Lakeman0.00.00.0
Mel Harder0.00.00.0
Ace Adams0.00.00.0
Tiny Bonham0.00.00.0
Red Ruffing0.00.00.0
Phil Marchildon0.00.00.0
Pete Coscarart0.00.00.0
George Archie0.00.00.0
Ken Sears0.00.00.0
Bob Klinger0.00.00.0
Del Rice0.00.00.0
Joe Hatten0.00.00.0
Mickey Vernon0.00.00.0
Frank Barrett0.00.00.0
Bama Rowell0.00.00.0
Thornton Lee0.00.00.0
Hank Wyse0.00.00.0
Johnny Lipon0.00.00.0
Sid Gordon0.00.00.0
Johnny Mize0.00.00.0
Tommy Henrich0.00.00.0
Sam Chapman0.00.00.0
Glenn Crawford0.00.00.0
Ken Richardson0.00.00.0
Roy Jarvis0.00.00.0
Wally Judnich0.00.00.0
Bill Butland0.00.00.0
Ted Williams0.00.00.0
Ray Goolsby0.00.00.0
Don Padgett0.00.00.0
Si Johnson0.00.00.0
Floyd Baker0.00.00.0
Hal Trosky Sr.0.00.00.0
Russ Meyer0.00.00.0
Johnny Hetki0.00.00.0
Charlie Gassaway0.00.00.0
Tommy Bridges0.00.00.0
Hal White0.00.00.0
Bucky Walters0.00.0-0.0
Dave Koslo0.00.0-0.0
Vance Dinges0.00.0-0.0
Charlie Letchas0.00.0-0.0
Charlie Gilbert0.00.0-0.0
Rollie Hemsley0.00.0-0.0
Rip Sewell0.00.0-0.0
Pee Wee Reese0.00.0-0.0
Elmer Valo0.00.0-0.0
Roy Hughes0.00.0-0.0
Johnny Lindell0.00.0-0.0
Eddie Pellagrini0.00.0-0.0
Frank Mancuso0.00.0-0.0
Gene Hermanski0.00.0-0.0
Gene Woodling0.00.0-0.0
Harry Brecheen0.00.0-0.0
Lee Handley0.00.0-0.0
Al Gerheauser0.00.0-0.0
Erv Dusak0.00.0-0.0
Marv Rickert0.00.0-0.0
Dain Clay0.00.0-0.0
Benny Zientara0.00.0-0.0
Dick Sisler0.00.0-0.0
Phil Masi0.00.0-0.0
Jack Wallaesa0.00.0-0.0
Joe Smaza0.00.0-0.0
Cass Michaels0.00.1-0.0
Lennie Merullo0.00.1-0.0
Dick Whitman0.00.0-0.0
Dick Lajeskie0.00.0-0.0
Steve Souchock0.00.0-0.0
Myron McCormick0.00.0-0.0
Bill Rigney0.00.1-0.0
Thurman Tucker0.00.0-0.0
Gil Coan0.00.1-0.0
Johnny Rucker0.10.2-0.0
Buddy Blattner0.10.2-0.0
John O'Neil0.00.1-0.0
Jeff Cross0.10.3-0.0
Frankie Zak0.10.2-0.0
Bob Ramazzotti0.00.1-0.0
Otis Davis0.00.00.0
John Corriden0.00.00.0


Notable Debuts
The 1946 season saw the major-league debut of two players who would eventually go on to be elected to the Hall of Fame: New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner.

The final table of this article compares the career records of Yogi Berra and Ralph Kiner, as measured by Player won-lost records.

Yogi Berra Ralph Kiner
Season Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL Games pWins pLoss Win Pct. pWOPA pWORL
194670.70.50.6190.2
0.2
14419.118.40.509-0.11.4
1947839.17.30.5550.9
1.6
15224.019.90.5460.92.7
194812514.011.70.5431.1
2.1
15627.220.10.5742.54.4
194911512.18.80.5801.7
2.6
15225.719.80.5651.83.6
195015118.011.70.6063.2
4.4
15020.920.40.507-0.41.2
195114116.413.10.5571.8
3.0
15120.616.40.5571.42.8
195214218.111.80.6053.2
4.4
14919.621.40.478-1.9-0.2
195313717.311.20.6063.3
4.5
15820.821.00.498-0.90.8
195415119.012.30.6073.4
4.7
14717.718.80.486-1.10.4
195514718.212.80.5883.0
4.3
11312.110.10.5440.71.7
195614018.012.20.5983.0
4.2
195713415.312.60.5491.6
2.7
195812213.311.30.5390.9
1.9
195913115.612.00.5652.1
3.2
196012011.89.30.5591.2
2.1
196111914.412.00.5450.9
2.1
1962858.47.40.5320.4
1.0
1963645.44.10.5670.7
1.1
1964
 
196540.10.40.270-0.1
-0.1
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CAREER RECORDS2,118245.4182.40.57432.6
50.1
1,472207.7186.30.5272.918.8




All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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