Mario
Croce
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 215
 
Born: June 6, 1915 in Canada
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 30 JC HL $ 4,045,000  
1946 31 JC HL $ 4,045,000  
1947 32 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1948 33 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1949 34 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1950 35 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1951 36 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1952 37 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1953 38 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 4,045,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 7,410,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 30 JC HL $ 4,045,000  
1946 31 JC HL $ 4,045,000  
1947 32 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1948 33 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1949 34 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1950 35 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1951 36 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1952 37 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
1953 38 JC HL $ 7,410,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 4,045,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 7,410,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1945 30 JC HL 17 7 .708 35 35 2 1 0 240.7 227 75 13 48 203 2.80 .249 .292 .374 .665 23.3
1946 31 JC HL 17 4 .810 28 28 2 1 0 186.0 158 49 7 30 199 2.37 .225 .261 .352 .613 20.9
1947 32 JC HL 13 7 .650 37 36 1 1 0 230.7 217 99 20 51 254 3.86 .245 .291 .379 .669 14.8
1948 33 JC HL 11 14 .440 32 32 1 1 0 206.3 201 82 26 33 219 3.58 .251 .281 .423 .705 15.2
1949 34 JC HL 10 20 .333 35 35 2 0 0 222.3 246 100 15 24 231 4.05 .274 .293 .401 .694 11.2
1950 35 JC HL 13 13 .500 35 35 2 0 0 236.3 203 79 15 26 263 3.01 .228 .255 .337 .592 18.2
1951 36 JC HL 20 5 .800 34 34 3 3 0 235.3 209 50 8 25 243 1.91 .234 .257 .329 .586 27.7
1952 37 JC HL 12 7 .632 35 35 0 0 0 208.7 182 74 11 45 179 3.19 .232 .278 .353 .631 17.2
1953 38 JC HL 4 10 .286 28 25 0 0 0 139.0 137 60 12 30 109 3.88 .256 .298 .398 .697 6.9
9 Years Sim 117 87 .574 299 295 13 7 0 1905.3 1780 668 127 312 1900 3.16 .244 .278 .371 .649 155.5
Season Average 13 9 .591 33 32 1 0 0 211.7 197 74 14 34 211 3.16 .244 .278 .371 .649  
Career Highs 20 20 .810 37 36 3 3 0 240.7 246 100 26 51 263 4.05 .274 .298 .423 .705  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   933 356 64 167 1135   .228 .259 .353 .612
vs LH   847 312 63 145 765   .264 .296 .392 .688
Home 46 45 .505 145 144 2 2 0 935.3 883 321 62 160 926 3.09 .247 .279 .374 .653
Away 71 42 .628 154 151 11 5 0 970.0 897 347 65 152 974 3.22 .241 .271 .367 .638
Mar/Apr 19 13 .594 48 45 2 1 0 312.6 274 117 29 51 289 3.37 .232 .264 .373 .637
May 19 14 .576 49 49 0 0 0 322.3 311 116 22 47 320 3.24 .249 .277 .379 .655
June 22 16 .579 51 50 1 1 0 302.3 305 122 19 58 320 3.63 .255 .289 .407 .696
July 17 11 .607 41 41 3 1 0 269.0 243 78 14 38 251 2.61 .238 .266 .348 .614
August 19 14 .576 53 53 3 1 0 346.6 315 111 17 56 353 2.88 .241 .272 .346 .618
Sep/Oct 21 19 .525 57 57 4 3 0 352.3 332 124 26 62 367 3.17 .246 .279 .370 .649
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1945 30 JC HL 35 80 2 7 3 0 1 7 0 0 2 31 .088 .108 .163 .271 -0.4 0.0
1946 31 JC HL 28 55 3 10 6 0 0 6 0 0 3 25 .182 .220 .291 .511 3.9 0.0
1947 32 JC HL 36 74 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 30 .081 .128 .108 .236 -1.4 0.0
1948 33 JC HL 32 62 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 30 .081 .162 .113 .275 -0.2 0.0
1949 34 JC HL 35 66 2 6 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 34 .091 .130 .136 .267 -1.3 0.0
1950 35 JC HL 36 64 4 8 2 1 0 3 0 1 4 25 .125 .174 .188 .361 1.1 0.0
1951 36 JC HL 34 83 6 11 0 1 1 8 0 0 3 46 .133 .159 .193 .352 2.0 0.0
1952 37 JC HL 36 65 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 28 .154 .203 .154 .357 1.3 0.0
1953 38 JC HL 28 37 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .189 .231 .216 .447 1.4 0.0
9 Years Sim 300 586 26 70 19 2 2 35 0 1 31 264 .119 .162 .169 .331 6.3 0.0
162 Game Average 316 14 37 10 1 1 18 0 0 16 142 .119 .162 .169 .331 3.4  
Career Highs 36 83 6 11 6 1 1 8 0 1 6 46 .189 .231 .291 .511 3.9  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   376 21 43 11 2 1 23 0 1 21 186 .114 .160 .162 .322 0.8
vs LH   210 5 27 8 0 1 12 0 0 10 78 .129 .167 .181 .348 2.0
Home 145 255 11 28 6 1 2 16 0 1 16 125 .110 .161 .165 .325 1.1
Away 155 331 15 42 13 1 0 19 0 0 15 139 .127 .164 .172 .336 1.8
RISP   132 0 15 6 1 2 33 0 0 9 64 .114 .164 .220 .384 3.1
Close/Late   12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .167 .250 -0.3
Mar/Apr 47 102 4 16 5 0 0 6 0 1 3 43 .157 .181 .206 .387 1.5
May 49 96 3 9 2 0 0 4 0 0 6 46 .094 .144 .115 .259 -1.4
June 50 93 8 13 2 1 1 4 0 0 3 47 .140 .167 .215 .382 1.8
July 42 82 0 7 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 34 .085 .106 .122 .228 -2.4
August 53 113 5 14 4 1 1 9 0 0 6 51 .124 .168 .204 .372 1.9
Sep/Oct 58 100 6 11 3 0 0 7 0 0 11 43 .110 .195 .140 .335 1.4
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1945 30 JC HL P 35 35 240.7 16 23 4 6 .907 1.46    
1946 31 JC HL P 28 28 186.0 7 16 0 0 1.000 1.11    
1947 32 JC HL P 36 36 230.7 10 22 4 1 .889 1.25    
1948 33 JC HL P 32 32 206.3 7 15 0 1 1.000 0.96    
1949 34 JC HL P 35 35 222.3 10 20 2 2 .938 1.21    
1950 35 JC HL P 35 35 236.3 6 33 2 0 .951 1.49    
1951 36 JC HL P 34 34 235.3 17 27 2 3 .957 1.68    
1952 37 JC HL P 35 35 208.7 6 27 2 2 .943 1.42    
1953 38 JC HL P 28 25 139.0 8 16 0 1 1.000 1.55    
Career Totals   298 295 1905.3 87 199 16 16 .947 1.35    
Career Highs   36 36 240.7 17 33 4 6 1.000 1.68    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1946 31 JC HL 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 0 3 8 3.86 .200 .286 .200 .486
1947 32 JC HL 2 2 .500 4 4 0 0 0 27.3 29 12 4 4 32 3.95 .274 .300 .462 .762
Career Post-Season Pitching 2 2 .500 5 5 0 0 0 34.3 34 15 4 7 40 3.93 .260 .297 .412 .709
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1946 31 JC HL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1947 32 JC HL 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .111 .111 .222
Career Post-Season Batting 5 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .091 .182
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1945-2-2.80
1946-2-2.37
1948-9-3.58
1950-4-3.01
1951-1-1.91
1952-10-3.19
CAR-32-3.16
Wins
1945-2-17
1946-4-17
1951-1-20
Losses
1948-7-14
1949-1-20
Winning Pct
1945-3-.708
1946-2-.810
1947-8-.650
1951-2-.800
1952-7-.632
Games Started
1945-2-35
1947-1-36
1949-4-35
1950-3-35
1951-9-34
1952-4-35
Complete Games
1951-10-3
Shutouts
1945-3-1
1946-6-1
1947-5-1
1948-6-1
1951-2-3
CAR-34-7
Innings Pitched
1945-2-240.7
1947-5-230.7
1950-7-236.3
1951-4-235.3
Hits Allowed
1945-7-227
1947-5-217
1949-2-246
Strikeouts
1945-4-203
1946-5-199
1947-3-254
1948-6-219
1949-7-231
1950-2-263
1951-4-243
CAR-37-1900
Walks per 9IP
1945-2-1.8
1946-1-1.5
1947-4-2.0
1948-2-1.4
1949-1-1.0
1950-2-1.0
1951-2-1.0
CAR-26-1.5
Hits per 9IP
1946-6-7.6
1950-8-7.7
Strikeouts per 9IP
1946-3-9.6
1947-5-9.9
1948-7-9.6
1949-10-9.4
1950-5-10.0
CAR-43-9.0
WHiP
1945-3-1.14
1946-2-1.01
1947-3-1.16
1948-6-1.13
1950-1-0.97
1951-3-0.99
1952-8-1.09
CAR-27-1.10
OAVG
1946-6-.225
1947-9-.245
1950-8-.228
OOBP
1945-4-.292
1946-2-.261
1947-4-.291
1948-4-.281
1950-1-.255
1951-2-.257
1952-9-.278
CAR-25-.278
OSLG
1945-8-.374
1946-6-.352
1950-7-.337
1951-3-.329
1952-9-.353
OOPS
1945-4-.665
1946-3-.613
1947-9-.669
1950-2-.592
1951-2-.586
1952-7-.631
CAR-44-.649
 
   Black Ink Test: 13    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 132    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 42    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  6. Jack Staincliffe (930)
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  1. Thomas Gallup (997)
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History
Drafted in 6th round, 140th overall pick, by Jackson City in 1945
Had first career hit (double) on 4/10/1945, off Matthew Marron (SB)
Earned first career win on 4/10/1945
Hit first career homerun on 6/30/1945, off Frank Bartz (WAS)
Was selected to the 1945 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 7/7/1945, winning 2 gamesgames with a 1.20 ERA
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1945, going 4-1, 1.19
Injured on 4/1/1946 with a Pulled Bicep Muscle, out for 5-6 weeks
Won Cy Young Award in 1946, going 17-4, 2.37 ERA
Struck out 17 batters against Cottonwood on 7/27/1947
Injured on 7/6/1948 with a Spasms Back, out for 3-4 weeks
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 5/1/1951, going 5-0, 0.23
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 6/1/1951, going 4-0, 1.29
Was selected to the 1951 Allstar game
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 8/1/1951, going 2-2, 0.71
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1951, going 3-0, 0.99
Won Cy Young Award in 1951, going 20-5, 1.91 ERA
Traded from Jackson City to Ritchford on 3/2/1953 (Going to JC: P B. Filkins, P I. Cheatham. Going to RIT: P M. Croce)
Traded from Ritchford to Jackson City on 3/2/1953 (Going to JC: P M. Croce. Going to RIT: P I. Cheatham)