The Top Ranked Relief Pitchers of the 1940's

 

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The Top Ranked Relief Pitchers of the 1940's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player pitched 40 innings and a majority of the games he pitched in were relief appearances.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Joe Page 27.19950
2   Johnny Murphy 38.24667
3   Hugh Casey 43.10680
4   Ted Wilks 43.78875
5   Howie Krist 55.60350
6   Russ Christopher 63.17850
7   Mace Brown 65.88667
8   Tom Ferrick 66.25583
9   Harry Gumbert 68.05400
10   Ace Adams 68.37700
11   Joe Berry 69.72467
12   Gordon Maltzberger 71.03767
13   Joe Heving 71.62920
14   Mike Ryba 73.22500
15   Jim Konstanty 76.46200
16   George Caster 78.33233
17   Cy Buker 78.88600
18   Satchel Paige 79.49000
19   Joe Beggs 81.78980
20   Norm Branch 83.12800
21   Erv Palica 84.48950
22   Art Herring 85.35000
23   Tommy Byrne 85.85500
24   Max Lanier 88.38000
25   Bob Klinger 92.95467
26   Emil Kush 93.05150
27   Atley Donald 94.03600
28   Mickey Harris 95.45000
29   Fred Martin 98.27800
30   Frank Barrett 98.62950
31   Ken Raffensberger 99.69200
32   Jumbo Brown 99.94250
33   Cliff Fannin 100.50000
34   Alex Carrasquel 100.92950
35   Al Benton 101.16933
36   Bobby Shantz 103.73200
37   Art Houtteman 105.55000
38   Mike Naymick 106.05500
39   Johnny Humphries 106.15600
40   Ed Klieman 106.86100
41   Bill Butland 108.17600
42   Tot Pressnell 108.47700
43   Hy Vandenberg 109.13350
44   Murry Dickson 110.24450
45   Red Munger 112.62000
46   Jim Turner 114.21100
47   Carl Erskine 114.64000
48   Dick Mauney 115.65000
49   Hank Behrman 115.77650
50   Jess Dobernic 116.76100
51   Clint Brown 117.36500
52   Bobby Hogue 117.81950
53   Nels Potter 119.03375
54   Junior Thompson 119.78900
55   Fred Sanford 120.09400
56   Bob Chipman 120.59925
57   Earl Caldwell 121.00325
58   Ken Trinkle 123.45667
59   Blix Donnelly 123.47775
60   Johnny Lanning 124.39933
61   Steve Gromek 124.93800
62   Ewell Blackwell 125.54800
63   Bill Beckmann 133.62800
64   Clyde Shoun 134.17867
65   Johnny Sain 135.64800
66   Fritz Dorish 135.85000
67   Bob Hall 136.45600
68   Ted Gray 137.36500
69   Kirby Higbe 137.81750
70   Les Webber 138.83460
71   Johnny Allen 138.88000
72   Ira Hutchinson 141.03067
73   Paul Minner 141.15050
74   Forrest Thompson 142.51600
75   Clyde King 145.00333
76   Bob Savage 145.29150
77   Newt Kimball 146.24900
78   Bill Crouch 146.45500
79   Rip Sewell 147.36400
80   Ken Holcombe 147.76800
81   Red Lynn 148.22050
82   Bill Zuber 148.95500
83   Butch Wensloff 151.00000
84   Bob Muncrief 153.11900
85   Freddy Schmidt 153.62400
86   Ellis Kinder 156.05000
87   Bill McGee 156.25200
88   Dick Lanahan 156.25200
89   Earl Johnson 158.80667
90   Andy Karl 160.34275
91   Bob Lemon 161.10000
92   Walt Lanfranconi 161.10000
93   Xavier Rescigno 161.30000
94   Johnny Schmitz 163.12000
95   Johnny Antonelli 163.72600
96   Ray Prim 165.14000
97   Bryan Stephens 166.15000
98   Harry Eisenstat 166.35000
99   Jack Russell 167.56400
100   Ed Heusser 168.36800
101   Jake Wade* 168.57000
102   Johnny Gorsica 169.31067
103   Joe Sullivan 169.48300
104   Frank Papish 169.68300
105   Harry Feldman 169.93550
106   Russ Meyer 171.20000
107   Earl Harrist 171.76833
108   Red Embree 172.30900
109   Oscar Judd 172.81600
110   Danny MacFayden 173.22000
111   Joe Haynes 173.62425
112   Hi Bithorn 176.25000
113   Lon Warneke 178.27000
114   Howie Judson 178.57300
115   Jack Creel 179.07800
116   Buddy Lively 180.08800
117   Joe Bowman 180.99700
118   Si Johnson 181.30000
119   Jack Hallett 181.80100
120   Willie Ramsdell 183.72400
121   Dizzy Trout 184.42900
122   Emerson Dickman 184.53200
123   Vic Johnson 185.34000
124   Pete Center 185.38850
125   Bill Dietrich 186.35000
126   Frank Hiller 188.87500
127   Roy Joiner 190.18800
128   Lloyd Hittle 190.99600
129   Jim Mertz 191.40000
130   Mike Budnick 191.40000
131   Johnny Johnson 191.60200
132   Eddie Erautt 192.50900
133   Max Surkont 196.45000
134   Lum Harris 198.26800
135   Dutch Dietz 198.51850
136   Al Gettel 199.17500
137   Bob Malloy 201.50000
138   Johnny Hetki 201.70000
139   Tex Hughson 201.90400
140   Karl Drews 203.66950
141   Bill Fleming 204.02500
142   Lefty West 204.12600
143   Bill Brandt 204.53000
144   Archie McKain 206.64900
145   Paul Erickson 207.35400
146   Dave Ferriss 209.47900
147   Ray Scarborough 209.52750
148   Steve Roser 210.99400
149   Russ Bauers 211.60000
150   Boom-Boom Beck 212.58500
151   Joe Dobson 212.81200
152   Andy Hansen 213.26675
153   Ray Poat 213.46650
154   Red Anderson 215.53900
155   Clem Dreisewerd 216.65000
156   Bump Hadley 216.74900
157   Jack Salveson 218.01150
158   Paul Dean 218.46800
159   Ike Pearson 218.49767
160   Sam Nahem 218.83433
161   Tex Shirley 219.37700
162   Walt Masterson 220.94050
163   Charley Schanz 221.70000
164   Milo Candini 222.33567
165   Bubba Harris 222.65750
166   Glenn Gardner 222.91200
167   Glenn Elliott 223.72000
168   Charlie Gassaway 223.81900
169   Charlie Root 224.12400
170   Frank Biscan 224.93200
171   Johnny Lindell 224.93200
172   Randy Gumpert 225.94000
173   Johnny Hutchings 226.14000
174   Sheldon Jones 226.75000
175   Hal White 226.95000
176   Sam Zoldak 229.17400
177   Pete Appleton 229.78000
178   Rube Melton 232.81000
179   Bill Trotter 233.98433
180   Syl Johnson 235.43600
181   Johnny Gee 236.85000
182   Bob Bowman 238.56700
183   Rex Barney 239.57500
184   Schoolboy Rowe 240.68600
185   Lefty Wallace 240.88800
186   Roxie Lawson 241.09200
187   Roy Henshaw 241.59500
188   Joe Orrell 241.69800
189   Pete Gebrian 241.90000
190   Glen Moulder 242.15050
191   Vance Page 242.70600
192   Joe Krakauskas 243.71400
193   Fritz Ostermueller 243.91600
194   Bud Byerly 244.01900
195   Dick Starr 245.53600
196   Lefty Wilkie 246.84700
197   Clayton Lambert 246.95000
198   Ralph Branca 247.40250
199   Don Hendrickson 247.96000
200   Elmer Singleton 248.51350
201   Al Widmar 250.68700
202   Al Gerheauser 252.00000
203   Bill Donovan 252.40400
204   Tom Seats 252.40400
205   Al Hollingsworth 252.65450
206   Stan Ferens 254.01800
207   Al Jurisich 254.22200
208   Hal Gregg 255.83800
209   Jack Kramer 255.83800
210   Dick Mulligan 257.05000
211   Marino Pieretti 257.11333
212   Red Barrett 259.97700
213   Zeb Eaton 260.48400
214   Hank LaManna 261.59500
215   Jim Bagby 262.10000
216   Max Macon 263.61500
217   Ken Johnson 266.14000
218   Nate Andrews 267.15000
219   Russ Meers 267.15000
220   Steve Sundra 269.37200
221   Cookie Cuccurullo 270.07700
222   Johnny Podgajny 270.18000
223   Billy Pierce 271.29100
224   Preacher Roe 272.20000
225   Cuddles Marshall 272.50100
226   Sandy Ullrich 273.00800
227   Adrian Zabala 274.42000
228   Joe Ostrowski 276.44200
229   Bill Swift 276.74500
230   Johnnie Wittig 278.86600
231   Al Javery 280.68400
232   Walker Cress 281.59300
233   Woody Abernathy 282.30000
234   John Burrows 283.31000
235   Dewey Adkins 283.71400
236   Bud Thomas 284.62300
237   Ken Burkhart 285.37850
238   Slim Emmerich 285.53200
239   Emil Bildilli 286.34000
240   Bill LeFebvre 286.44100
241   Ralph Hamner 287.35000
242   Red Webb 289.16800
243   Bill Sayles 289.87500
244   Steve Peek 290.38000
245   Arnold Carter 291.79400
246   Mel Queen 291.89500
247   Scott Cary 292.40000
248   Dick Errickson 293.61200
249   Kent Peterson 294.62200
250   Rene Monteagudo 294.72100
251   Stan Klopp 294.82400
252   Charlie Fuchs 296.44000
253   Les Willis 297.45000
254   Dick Coffman 297.65200
255   Yank Terry 298.05600
256   Frank Fanovich 300.07600
257   Paul Calvert 303.20700
258   Charlie Frye 303.30800
259   Gerry Staley 307.34800
260   Lefty Hoerst 307.80050
261   Lefty Smoll 308.96400
262   Emmett O'Neill 309.57000
263   Lou Kretlow 310.98400
264   Ben Cardoni 311.59000
265   Stubby Overmire 312.49900
266   Hooks Iott 312.60000
267   Carl Doyle 314.62000
268   Hugh East 316.13500
269   Jim Hearn 316.43800
270   Walter Wilson 316.84200
271   Whitey Moore 319.16500
272   Buck Ross 319.97300
273   Milt Shoffner 320.27600
274   Dick Welteroth 321.28400
275   Spec Shea 321.89200
276   Claude Passeau 322.70000
277   Ken Gables 322.70000
278   Rube Fischer 323.10400
279   John Whitehead 325.93200
280   Don Black 327.75000
281   Mel Parnell 327.75000
282   Frank Seward 328.35600
283   Dave Odom 329.26500
284   Tom Earley 329.36600
285   Al Piechota 331.58800
286   Bill Wight 332.80000
287   Walter Brown 332.80000
288   Charley Stanceu 336.43600
289   Tommy Warren 336.73900
290   Slick Coffman 337.24400
291   Bob Gillespie 338.25400
292   Hod Lisenbee 341.89000
293   Hugh Mulcahy 342.90000
294   Nick Strincevich 342.90000
295   Ed Wright 347.95000
296   Mike Modak 348.15200
297   Jack Wilson 348.55600
298   Lefty Mills 348.55600
299   Orval Grove 348.55600
300   Lou Ciola 348.96000
301   Eddie Smith 353.00000
302   Everett Fagan 353.00000
303   Herman Besse 354.21200
304   Earl Naylor 355.42400
305   Al Milnar 355.52500
306   Roger Wolff 358.05000

 


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