Michael
Ellender
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 190
 
Born: August 24, 1928 in Usa
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1949 20 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 21 DEN SP    
1951 22 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1952 23 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1953 24 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1954 25 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1955 26 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1956 27 DEN SP $ 5,400,000  
1957 28 DEN SP $ 5,400,000  
1958 29 DEN SP $ 6,200,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,200,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 30 DEN SP $ 6,200,000  
1960 31 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1961 32 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1962 33 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1963 34 DEN SP    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 7,000,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1949 20 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 21 DEN SP    
1951 22 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1952 23 DEN SP $ 300,000  
1953 24 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1954 25 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1955 26 DEN SP $ 3,297,857  
1956 27 DEN SP $ 5,400,000  
1957 28 DEN SP $ 5,400,000  
1958 29 DEN SP $ 6,200,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,200,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 30 DEN SP $ 6,200,000  
1960 31 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1961 32 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1962 33 DEN SP $ 7,000,000  
1963 34 DEN SP    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 7,000,000  
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
1949 20 DEN SP 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.1
    A   13 12 .520 26 26 6 0 0 196.0 212 81 13 57 197 3.72 .277 .327 .394 .721  
1950 21 AA   7 10 .412 22 22 1 0 0 143.7 156 74 13 47 219 4.64 .272 .327 .409 .736  
    A   1 3 .250 4 4 2 0 0 29.7 27 13 1 10 42 3.94 .237 .298 .360 .658  
1951 22 DEN SP 3 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 19.3 15 4 0 7 30 1.86 .208 .278 .278 .556 2.7
    AAA   3 6 .333 11 11 2 1 0 68.7 64 37 8 19 120 4.85 .242 .292 .408 .700  
    AA   7 4 .636 14 14 3 0 0 107.7 86 23 5 11 174 1.92 .212 .233 .316 .549  
1952 23 DEN SP 14 10 .583 34 34 0 0 0 218.7 187 85 22 35 251 3.50 .226 .261 .408 .669 13.2
1953 24 DEN SP 8 14 .364 32 32 2 0 0 195.0 210 99 26 46 227 4.57 .271 .313 .453 .766 6.7
1954 25 DEN SP 9 15 .375 34 34 0 0 0 208.0 237 100 35 33 294 4.33 .286 .317 .492 .809 7.4
1955 26 DEN SP 9 9 .500 33 33 0 0 0 195.0 207 97 25 35 261 4.48 .267 .303 .434 .737 7.8
1956 27 DEN SP 6 3 .667 23 23 0 0 0 123.0 158 74 17 8 134 5.41 .309 .326 .493 .819 2.8
1957 28 DEN SP 6 8 .429 20 20 0 0 0 108.0 114 63 14 42 141 5.25 .272 .340 .444 .784 2.4
    AAA   1 2 .333 5 5 0 0 0 36.0 28 11 2 7 51 2.75 .212 .252 .364 .615  
1958 29 AAA   10 2 .833 24 24 0 0 0 158.7 158 57 11 37 205 3.23 .258 .300 .363 .663  
1959 30 DEN SP 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 6.7 4 4 2 3 6 5.41 .167 .259 .458 .718 0.1
    AAA   12 3 .800 29 29 0 0 0 196.3 156 46 25 50 302 2.11 .218 .269 .350 .619  
1960 31 DEN SP 13 6 .684 32 31 0 0 0 172.7 166 68 16 55 142 3.54 .253 .313 .393 .705 11.6
1961 32 DEN SP 12 5 .706 33 33 0 0 0 195.3 174 84 26 43 169 3.87 .238 .286 .396 .682 11.4
1962 33 DEN SP 5 8 .385 24 23 0 0 0 119.3 124 72 26 46 88 5.43 .268 .343 .491 .834 1.1
1963 34 KEN SP 2 3 .400 17 7 0 0 0 52.3 57 32 7 25 46 5.50 .271 .353 .433 .786 0.0
13 Years Sim 87 81 .518 287 274 2 0 0 1613.6 1653 782 216 378 1789 4.36 .263 .308 .440 .748 67.2
4 Years AAA 26 13 .667 69 69 2 1 0 459.7 406 151 46 113 678 2.96 .235 .282 .364 .647  
2 Years AA 14 14 .500 36 36 4 0 0 251.3 242 97 18 58 393 3.47 .247 .289 .371 .660  
2 Years A 14 15 .483 30 30 8 0 0 225.7 239 94 14 67 239 3.75 .272 .323 .390 .713  
8 Years Minors 54 42 .563 135 135 14 1 0 936.6 887 342 78 238 1310 3.29 .247 .294 .372 .667  
Season Average 6 6 .500 22 21 0 0 0 124.1 127 60 16 29 137 4.36 .263 .308 .440 .748  
Career Highs 14 15 1.000 34 34 2 0 0 218.7 237 100 35 55 294 5.50 .309 .353 .493 .834  
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   902 411 113 216 1051   .252 .295 .417 .712
vs LH   751 371 103 162 738   .276 .317 .469 .786
Home 39 42 .481 140 134 1 0 0 790.0 841 406 111 181 854 4.63 .270 .310 .453 .763
Away 48 39 .552 147 140 1 0 0 823.6 812 376 105 197 935 4.11 .256 .299 .426 .725
Mar/Apr 11 16 .407 50 49 0 0 0 285.6 308 159 49 64 301 5.01 .273 .312 .488 .800
May 17 18 .486 56 53 0 0 0 311.6 329 147 40 67 352 4.25 .269 .307 .445 .752
June 11 12 .478 41 34 0 0 0 213.0 208 97 25 47 237 4.10 .255 .295 .417 .713
July 8 10 .444 36 36 0 0 0 195.6 197 103 27 64 213 4.74 .260 .317 .439 .756
August 19 10 .655 50 50 1 0 0 288.3 303 141 38 64 316 4.40 .267 .307 .435 .742
Sep/Oct 21 15 .583 54 52 1 0 0 319.3 308 135 37 72 370 3.81 .250 .291 .409 .701
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
1950 21 AA   10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 0.3  
1951 22 DEN SP 3 9 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .444 .667 0.9 0.1
    AAA   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0  
1952 23 DEN SP 35 79 3 7 3 1 0 4 0 0 3 32 .089 .122 .152 .274 -0.9 0.0
1953 24 DEN SP 33 63 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 .063 .063 .095 .159 -3.0 0.0
1954 25 DEN SP 37 65 6 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 6 29 .077 .155 .154 .309 -0.5 0.0
1955 26 DEN SP 33 61 2 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 37 .098 .127 .164 .291 -0.8 0.0
1956 27 DEN SP 23 39 3 6 2 1 0 3 0 2 1 18 .154 .175 .256 .431 0.6 0.0
1957 28 DEN SP 22 31 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .065 .094 .129 .223 -0.7 0.0
1959 30 DEN SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1960 31 DEN SP 32 54 4 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 4 24 .111 .169 .148 .318 0.1 0.0
1961 32 DEN SP 33 62 4 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 28 .081 .121 .097 .218 -1.6 0.0
1962 33 DEN SP 24 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 .000 .028 .000 .028 -2.7 0.0
1963 34 KEN SP 17 11 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455 0.4 0.0
12 Years Sim 293 511 27 45 18 5 0 20 1 3 21 236 .088 .124 .143 .266 -8.3 0.1
1 Years AAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0  
1 Years AA 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 0.3  
2 Years Minors 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 0.3  
162 Game Average 282 14 24 9 2 0 11 0 1 11 130 .088 .124 .143 .266 -4.6  
Career Highs 37 79 6 7 3 1 0 4 1 2 6 37 .222 .222 .444 .667 0.9  
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   377 19 32 13 4 0 14 1 2 11 173 .085 .111 .141 .251 -8.8
vs LH   134 8 13 5 1 0 6 0 1 10 63 .097 .159 .149 .308 -0.4
Home 145 225 12 20 10 1 0 8 0 2 14 100 .089 .141 .142 .283 -2.8
Away 148 286 15 25 8 4 0 12 1 1 7 136 .087 .109 .143 .253 -6.4
RISP   141 0 12 2 1 0 16 0 0 7 70 .085 .127 .113 .240 -3.0
Close/Late   6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.0
Mar/Apr 52 83 6 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 5 41 .060 .114 .108 .222 -2.3
May 58 98 7 14 9 0 0 3 0 1 3 45 .143 .167 .235 .401 1.6
June 41 65 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 36 .031 .100 .062 .162 -2.8
July 38 60 3 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 30 .083 .098 .133 .232 -1.7
August 50 93 4 9 4 0 0 6 0 2 2 41 .097 .116 .140 .256 -2.6
Sep/Oct 54 112 6 10 2 2 0 6 1 0 5 43 .089 .127 .143 .270 -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    
1949 20 DEN SP P 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
1951 22 DEN SP P 3 3 19.3 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.47    
1952 23 DEN SP P 34 34 218.7 12 22 3 1 .919 1.40    
1953 24 DEN SP P 32 32 195.0 9 22 0 1 1.000 1.43    
1954 25 DEN SP P 34 34 208.0 12 19 0 5 1.000 1.34    
1955 26 DEN SP P 33 33 195.0 12 20 0 0 1.000 1.48    
1956 27 DEN SP P 23 23 123.0 7 14 1 2 .955 1.54    
1957 28 DEN SP P 20 20 108.0 3 7 0 0 1.000 0.83    
    LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1959 30 DEN SP P 1 1 6.7 0 4 0 0 1.000 5.41    
1960 31 DEN SP P 32 31 172.7 15 28 0 0 1.000 2.24    
1961 32 DEN SP P 33 33 195.3 8 30 1 2 .974 1.75    
1962 33 DEN SP P 24 23 119.3 9 16 0 0 1.000 1.89    
1963 34 KEN SP P 17 7 52.3 4 6 0 0 1.000 1.72    
  P 287 274 1613.6 91 189 5 11 .982 1.56    
  LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   288 274 1614.6 91 189 5 11 .982 1.56    
Career Highs   34 34 218.7 15 30 3 5 1.000 5.41    
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
1960 31 DEN SP 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0 0 4.7 6 3 0 3 5 5.79 .300 .391 .550 .941
1961 32 DEN SP 1 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 17.0 13 3 3 4 17 1.59 .200 .246 .385 .631
Career Post-Season Pitching 1 0 1.000 4 4 0 0 0 21.7 19 6 3 7 22 2.49 .224 .283 .424 .706
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
1960 31 DEN SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1961 32 DEN SP 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .333 .200 .533
Career Post-Season Batting 4 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .143 .250 .143 .393
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Losses
1953-6-14
1954-2-15
Winning Pct
1960-10-.684
1961-4-.706
Games Started
1952-6-34
Hits Allowed
1953-9-210
1954-3-237
Homeruns Allowed
1953-8-26
1954-3-35
1955-9-25
1961-5-26
1962-6-26
CAR-41-216
Strikeouts
1952-6-251
1953-10-227
1954-1-294
1955-1-261
CAR-42-1789
Walks per 9IP
1952-8-1.4
Hits per 9IP
1952-9-7.7
1961-10-8.0
Strikeouts per 9IP
1952-6-10.3
1953-4-10.5
1954-1-12.7
1955-1-12.0
1961-10-7.8
CAR-13-10.0
WHiP
1952-7-1.02
OAVG
1952-9-.226
1961-10-.238
OOBP
1952-4-.261
 
   Black Ink Test: 12    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 39    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 22    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  7. Michael Downs (918)
  8. John Woodman (917)
  9. Hoyt Longstreet (917)
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  1. Peter Koster (990)
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  8. Scott Tillotson (983)
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History
Drafted in 2nd round, 26th overall pick, by Denton in 1949
Had first career hit on 9/17/1951, off Jeremiah Renard (TF)
Earned first career win on 9/17/1951
Struck out 15 batters against Yancey on 9/6/1952
Struck out 15 batters against Twin Falls on 5/7/1954
Struck out 15 batters against Seneca Point on 7/26/1954
Struck out 15 batters against Hinsdale on 4/5/1955
Injured on 6/10/1956 with a Strained Bicep Muscle, out for 6-7 weeks
Injured on 5/15/1962 with a Strained Tricep Muscle, out for 7 weeks
Released by Denton on 8/2/1963