The Top Ranked Relief Pitchers of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked Relief Pitchers of the 1950'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   Clem Labine 26.90556
2   Ellis Kinder 27.22083
3   Hoyt Wilhelm 38.03457
4   Marv Grissom 40.33940
5   Roy Face 44.27840
6   Al Brazle 49.67200
7   Don McMahon 53.96867
8   Don Elston 54.34100
9   Frank Smith 54.43900
10   Turk Lown 58.05500
11   Don Mossi 58.43375
12   Hersh Freeman 60.53367
13   Dutch Leonard 64.08975
14   Bob Grim 64.92300
15   Fritz Dorish 69.19183
16   Ray Narleski 76.53800
17   Jack Meyer 76.63900
18   Luis Aloma 78.81467
19   Satchel Paige 79.52167
20   Lindy McDaniel 80.95450
21   Jim Konstanty 81.51400
22   Tom Ferrick 81.91200
23   Gerry Staley 82.74950
24   Tom Gorman 85.61533
25   Ted Wilks 85.65100
26   Ike Delock 86.28450
27   Eddie Yuhas 89.79400
28   Joe Page 92.92500
29   Ernie Johnson 93.43343
30   Bill Henry 96.69167
31   George Zuverink 98.27825
32   Tex Clevenger 99.86900
33   Turk Farrell 101.67433
34   Hal Newhouser 102.11600
35   Ryne Duren 102.48233
36   Larry Sherry 104.64100
37   Al Benton 106.05500
38   Joe Black 108.83275
39   Don Gross 109.18400
40   Steve Gromek 109.18600
41   Lew Burdette 109.59000
42   Art Ditmar 111.20600
43   Ed Roebuck 111.20625
44   Mickey Harris 112.11100
45   Jesse Flores 112.62000
46   Morrie Martin 112.74650
47   Hal Jeffcoat 114.29933
48   Windy McCall 115.04000
49   Bobby Shantz 115.34500
50   Leo Kiely 116.55500
51   Dixie Howell 116.99267
52   Tom Morgan 120.57400
53   Jim Brosnan 122.74967
54   Dave Hoskins 124.53800
55   Hal White 124.96750
56   Barry Latman 125.24500
57   Johnny Vander Meer 125.75000
58   Al Corwin 126.80850
59   Virgil Trucks 128.17200
60   Sam Zoldak 132.31500
61   Don Bessent 133.82600
62   Jim Coates 134.33500
63   Tom Acker 134.78975
64   Lou Brissie 139.13050
65   Marshall Bridges 139.28400
66   Jim Hughes 142.36475
67   Sonny Dixon 143.01900
68   Tommy Byrne 145.34200
69   Johnny Klippstein 147.94500
70   Sandy Consuegra 148.23533
71   Jackie Collum 148.57400
72   Ray Crone 149.38400
73   Roger Craig 150.29300
74   Herb Score 151.30300
75   Jack Banta 152.01000
76   Joe Ostrowski 155.60833
77   Dick Weik 158.57500
78   Bob Hooper 159.68600
79   George Spencer 160.13850
80   Monty Kennedy 160.99700
81   Marlin Stuart 162.08500
82   Marv Rotblatt 163.72600
83   Tom Hurd 164.48150
84   Bud Byerly 165.44325
85   Dick Hyde 165.67467
86   Willard Schmidt 168.53633
87   Steve Ridzik 168.62475
88   Orlando Pena 168.97800
89   Willie Ramsdell 168.97800
90   Dave Jolly 169.17600
91   Monk Dubiel 169.18000
92   Al Aber 170.01350
93   Howie Judson 171.40000
94   Phil Paine 173.01800
95   Larry Jackson 173.22000
96   Billy Loes 173.31700
97   Clyde King 174.39433
98   Bud Podbielan 174.79833
99   Mike Fornieles 175.65920
100   Dick Littlefield 176.21233
101   Hank Aguirre 177.36100
102   Moe Burtschy 177.86400
103   Normie Roy 178.27000
104   Cal McLish 178.47000
105   Bobo Newsom 178.87600
106   Frank Baumann 178.87600
107   Johnny Sain 179.02550
108   Dick Marlowe 179.88400
109   Russ Kemmerer 180.89600
110   Jim Davis 181.30000
111   Billy Muffett 181.50000
112   Johnny Hetki 182.07033
113   Harry Perkowski 183.06550
114   Bobby Locke 183.82500
115   Walt Masterson 184.63100
116   Jack Bruner 184.83500
117   Tom Sturdivant 185.23700
118   Jim Bunning 185.34000
119   Wally Burnette 185.54200
120   Ken Lehman 185.57167
121   Humberto Robinson 187.50950
122   Elmer Singleton 188.77400
123   Andy Hansen 189.54433
124   Harry Byrd 190.18800
125   Herb Moford 190.39000
126   Murray Wall 192.00400
127   Dick Tomanek 193.01400
128   Pedro Ramos 193.01600
129   Jim Hearn 193.41800
130   Stu Miller 193.82200
131   Nellie King 195.16667
132   Lou Sleater 195.70533
133   Dick Bokelmann 196.45000
134   Camilo Pascual 196.65200
135   Murry Dickson 197.00350
136   Bob Trowbridge 197.76100
137   Bill Kennedy 198.21550
138   Bobby Hogue 198.43233
139   Lloyd Merritt 199.48000
140   Gene Bearden 199.57900
141   Ben Wade 199.78100
142   Paul LaPalme 200.06080
143   Bill Werle 202.00300
144   Sandy Koufax 202.51000
145   Bob Anderson 203.41900
146   Mike Garcia 203.62100
147   Joe Hatten 204.53000
148   Bob Chakales 206.32300
149   Howie Pollet 207.05300
150   Bob Chipman 208.51750
151   Jack Fisher 208.57000
152   Joe Nuxhall 208.57000
153   Jim Willis 212.40800
154   Carl Scheib 213.01000
155   Taylor Phillips 213.21200
156   Earl Harrist 213.51900
157   Pete Burnside 213.51900
158   Don Ferrarese 216.44800
159   Al Papai 217.66000
160   Chuck Stobbs 218.01150
161   Jack Kramer 219.12250
162   Bob W. Smith 220.79100
163   Paul Giel 222.25350
164   Al Sima 222.57133
165   Sid Hudson 222.91200
166   George Susce 222.97533
167   Bob Kelly 223.11200
168   Gordon Jones 223.41700
169   Ken Heintzelman 223.41700
170   Babe Birrer 226.24500
171   Juan Pizarro 227.35600
172   Ralph Branca 227.55600
173   Eddie Erautt 227.70750
174   Gus Keriazakos 228.16400
175   Al Worthington 228.36600
176   Virgil Jester 228.36600
177   Vito Valentinetti 229.62650
178   Ron Negray 229.78000
179   Hal Brown 229.91067
180   Bud Daley 231.64650
181   Bill Tremel 233.41600
182   Al Cicotte 233.51300
183   Bill Fischer 235.13100
184   Ramon Monzant 236.64800
185   Spec Shea 236.67767
186   Joe Haynes 239.50567
187   Red Munger 240.08200
188   Johnny Kucab 241.64550
189   Ray Scarborough 241.69800
190   Dave Sisler 243.21300
191   Woody Main 243.21300
192   Rip Coleman 243.84867
193   Fred Martin 243.92000
194   Bob G. Smith 244.72600
195   Al Gettel 245.53600
196   Raul Sanchez 245.94000
197   Fred Kipp 246.84900
198   Carl Erskine 247.65500
199   Howie Fox 249.17200
200   Bill Harrington 249.98000
201   Ron Blackburn 250.38200
202   Saul Rogovin 250.48500
203   Luis Arroyo 250.58600
204   Johnny Schmitz 250.71667
205   Ray Herbert 252.97233
206   Rudy Arias 253.11100
207   Jack Crimian 254.02000
208   Dave Cole 254.32100
209   Mike McCormick 255.23200
210   Billy Hoeft 255.38150
211   Zach Monroe 255.53500
212   Junior Walsh 256.29050
213   Johnny Antonelli 257.05000
214   Fred Waters 258.06000
215   Ben Flowers 258.36100
216   Thornton Kipper 259.27200
217   Bob Feller 260.88600
218   Cloyd Boyer 261.69400
219   Hank Borowy 266.69350
220   Art Schallock 268.96800
221   Art Fowler 269.16800
222   Connie Marrero 270.18000
223   Marino Pieretti 270.18000
224   Ray Moore 272.90700
225   Dave Madison 274.26850
226   Stubby Overmire 275.12700
227   Karl Drews 275.43200
228   Joe Coleman 275.73100
229   Lloyd Hittle 276.74500
230   Lefty Chambers 276.84600
231   John Tsitouris 277.85600
232   Red Swanson 278.46200
233   Royce Lint 280.68400
234   Erv Palica 280.78300
235   Vern Bickford 282.70400
236   Lino Donoso 283.20900
237   Seth Morehead 283.45950
238   Ron Mrozinski 285.93600
239   Bob Blaylock 286.34000
240   Mickey McDermott 286.54000
241   Hal Woodeshick 287.75400
242   Sheldon Jones 287.75400
243   Roger Bowman 288.56200
244   Harry Taylor 289.16800
245   Paul Calvert 289.87500
246   Jim McDonald 291.18600
247   Paul Foytack 292.70300
248   Jerry Lane 294.42000
249   Jim Pearce 296.44000
250   Don Johnson 296.64000
251   Bob Wiesler 297.45000
252   Bunky Stewart 298.25600
253   Bobo Holloman 300.27800
254   Bill Wight 301.43750
255   Mike Blyzka 301.48800
256   Brooks Lawrence 302.19700
257   Don Liddle 302.50000
258   Duane Pillette 303.00500
259   Dean Stone 306.33800
260   Gene Conley 307.65100
261   George Estock 310.98400
262   Rudy Minarcin 310.98400
263   Frank Fanovich 311.99400
264   George O'Donnell 312.19600
265   John Buzhardt 312.49900
266   Dick Hall 314.62000
267   Art Ceccarelli 315.63000
268   Bill Voiselle 316.13500
269   Charlie Beamon 316.33700
270   Jim Suchecki 316.43800
271   Jim Waugh 318.35500
272   Floyd Wooldridge 321.18500
273   Hal Griggs 322.39700
274   Clint Hartung 322.70000
275   Stan Pitula 324.92200
276   Al Schroll 327.34600
277   Mickey Haefner 329.26500
278   Joe Presko 333.20400
279   John Romonosky 333.70900
280   Tom Poholsky 334.21400
281   Tom Lasorda 334.82000
282   Dave Hillman 335.42600
283   Vic Lombardi 335.83000
284   Ken Holcombe 337.24400
285   Jim Constable 338.05200
286   Russ Meyer 338.86000
287   John Andre 340.17300
288   Ron Kline 342.19300
289   Bob Hall 342.39500
290   Cot Deal 343.70800
291   Tom Qualters 346.73800
292   Art Houtteman 346.94000
293   Herm Wehmeier 347.14200
294   Johnny O'Brien 348.15200
295   Cuddles Marshall 348.96000
296   Jack McMahan 350.98000
297   Marcelino Solis 351.08100
298   Ed Wright 352.09100
299   Eli Grba 352.09100
300   Duke Simpson 353.00000
301   Connie Grob 355.02000
302   Dolan Nichols 355.42400
303   Dick Fowler 357.04000
304   Eddie Fisher 357.04000
305   Duke Maas 359.06000

 


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