Anton
Lesher
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 210
 
Born: December 13, 1927 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 1945    1946    1947    1948    1949    1950    1951    1952    1953    1954    1955    1963   
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
1950 22 WAS HL    
1951 23 WAS HL    
1952 24 WAS HL    
1953 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1954 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 27 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 28 WAS HL $ 1,682,857  
1957 29 WAS HL $ 1,685,714  
1958 30 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 1,900,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 31 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
1960 32 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
1962 34 RIT SP $ 712,000  
1963 35 RIT SP $ 1,200,000  
1964 36 RIT SP $ 1,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 712,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 1,900,000  
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
1950 22 WAS HL    
1951 23 WAS HL    
1952 24 WAS HL    
1953 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1954 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 27 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 28 WAS HL $ 1,682,857  
1957 29 WAS HL $ 1,685,714  
1958 30 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 1,900,000  
                                             
  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 31 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
1960 32 WAS HL $ 1,900,000  
1962 34 RIT SP $ 712,000  
1963 35 RIT SP $ 1,200,000  
1964 36 RIT SP $ 1,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 712,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 1,900,000  
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
1950 22 A   1 1 .500 36 0 0 0 1 61.3 86 20 5 13 47 2.93 .336 .368 .457 .825  
1951 23 A   4 2 .667 41 0 0 0 1 47.3 42 13 2 15 68 2.47 .239 .298 .335 .634  
1952 24 AA   2 0 1.000 18 0 0 0 0 29.0 34 16 2 6 48 4.97 .296 .331 .417 .748  
    A   0 1 .000 21 0 0 0 0 28.7 28 9 1 5 50 2.83 .252 .284 .324 .609  
1953 25 WAS HL 0 0 .000 13 0 0 0 0 16.3 19 12 4 4 14 6.61 .288 .333 .500 .833 0.0
    AAA   2 1 .667 40 0 0 0 1 46.0 43 13 3 6 61 2.54 .256 .282 .363 .645  
1954 26 WAS HL 5 3 .625 78 0 0 0 0 93.0 75 25 8 19 72 2.42 .222 .265 .343 .609 9.7
1955 27 WAS HL 7 2 .778 51 0 0 0 1 61.3 46 11 1 13 34 1.61 .207 .252 .275 .527 9.0
1956 28 WAS HL 4 1 .800 50 0 0 0 0 56.7 58 13 4 9 41 2.06 .262 .291 .389 .680 6.9
1957 29 WAS HL 5 1 .833 77 0 0 0 2 91.3 109 35 5 20 73 3.45 .298 .332 .399 .731 7.5
1958 30 WAS HL 9 4 .692 78 0 0 0 1 86.7 87 33 4 18 70 3.43 .260 .299 .353 .653 8.8
1959 31 WAS HL 4 1 .800 77 0 0 0 1 92.3 77 22 1 22 56 2.14 .226 .275 .305 .580 12.6
1960 32 WAS HL 6 1 .857 65 0 0 0 5 70.7 93 39 4 16 53 4.97 .320 .356 .443 .799 4.6
1962 34 RIT SP 3 6 .333 28 0 0 0 10 34.7 49 14 5 14 27 3.64 .355 .417 .551 .967 2.0
1963 35 RIT SP 6 3 .667 66 0 0 0 36 72.7 72 21 4 21 43 2.60 .257 .310 .350 .660 13.5
1964 36 RIT SP 5 1 .833 60 0 0 0 30 61.3 69 27 5 18 44 3.96 .275 .325 .406 .731 7.3
11 Years Sim 54 23 .701 643 0 0 0 86 737.0 754 252 45 174 527 3.08 .265 .308 .375 .684 81.8
1 Years AAA 2 1 .667 40 0 0 0 1 46.0 43 13 3 6 61 2.54 .256 .282 .363 .645  
1 Years AA 2 0 1.000 18 0 0 0 0 29.0 34 16 2 6 48 4.97 .296 .331 .417 .748  
3 Years A 5 4 .556 98 0 0 0 2 137.3 156 42 8 33 165 2.75 .287 .328 .390 .719  
5 Years Minors 9 5 .643 156 0 0 0 3 212.3 233 71 13 45 274 3.01 .282 .319 .389 .708  
Season Average 4 2 .667 58 0 0 0 7 67.0 68 22 4 15 47 3.08 .265 .308 .375 .684  
Career Highs 9 6 .857 78 0 0 0 36 93.0 109 39 8 22 73 6.61 .355 .417 .551 .967  
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   415 126 19 105 331   .248 .292 .341 .634
vs LH   339 126 26 69 196   .289 .329 .424 .752
Home 28 7 .800 327 0 0 0 42 382.6 399 120 21 94 283 2.82 .268 .311 .372 .684
Away 26 16 .619 316 0 0 0 44 354.3 355 132 24 80 244 3.35 .261 .303 .378 .681
Mar/Apr 6 3 .667 86 0 0 0 12 99.6 105 42 7 16 56 3.79 .271 .300 .374 .673
May 7 3 .700 84 0 0 0 9 105.3 91 29 4 26 74 2.48 .229 .277 .332 .609
June 12 0 1.000 118 0 0 0 17 125.6 134 41 8 36 89 2.94 .273 .323 .396 .719
July 7 2 .778 107 0 0 0 19 129.7 123 41 11 32 108 2.85 .247 .292 .367 .660
August 13 9 .591 113 0 0 0 15 131.3 139 41 5 23 91 2.81 .277 .309 .365 .673
Sep/Oct 9 6 .600 135 0 0 0 14 145.3 162 58 10 41 109 3.59 .283 .331 .405 .736
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
1953 25 WAS HL 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
    AAA   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1  
1954 26 WAS HL 78 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.3 0.0
1955 27 WAS HL 51 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .667 .833 1.0 0.2
1956 28 WAS HL 50 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.3 0.0
1957 29 WAS HL 77 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.5 0.0
1958 30 WAS HL 78 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1959 31 WAS HL 77 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.6 0.0
1960 32 WAS HL 65 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.2 0.0
1962 34 RIT SP 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.3 0.0
1963 35 RIT SP 66 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.6 0.0
1964 36 RIT SP 60 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0
11 Years Sim 643 43 2 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 19 .093 .091 .163 .254 -0.3 0.2
1 Years AAA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1  
162 Game Average 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .093 .091 .163 .254 -0.1  
Career Highs 78 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 .333 .333 .667 .833 1.0  
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   34 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 14 .088 .086 .176 .262 -0.5
vs LH   9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .111 .111 .111 .222 -0.3
Home 327 24 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 11 .125 .125 .250 .375 0.4
Away 308 19 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .053 .050 .053 .103 -1.2
RISP   13 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 .231 .214 .231 .445 0.5
Close/Late   12 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 1.6
Mar/Apr 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.5
May 51 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 .111 .111 .444 .556 0.7
June 62 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.2
July 51 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.6
August 37 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.1
Sep/Oct 84 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.4
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1953 25 WAS HL P 13 0 16.3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.65    
1954 26 WAS HL P 78 0 93.0 10 10 1 1 .952 1.94    
1955 27 WAS HL P 51 0 61.3 4 12 1 1 .941 2.35    
1956 28 WAS HL P 50 0 56.7 5 8 2 1 .867 2.06    
1957 29 WAS HL P 77 0 91.3 5 17 0 2 1.000 2.17    
1958 30 WAS HL P 78 0 86.7 5 15 1 1 .952 2.08    
1959 31 WAS HL P 77 0 92.3 4 21 1 3 .962 2.44    
1960 32 WAS HL P 65 0 70.7 5 14 0 3 1.000 2.42    
1962 34 RIT SP P 28 0 34.7 2 6 0 2 1.000 2.08    
1963 35 RIT SP P 66 0 72.7 5 11 0 2 1.000 1.98    
1964 36 RIT SP P 60 0 61.3 5 5 1 0 .909 1.47    
Career Totals   643 0 737.0 51 121 7 16 .961 2.10    
Career Highs   78 0 93.0 10 21 2 3 1.000 2.44    
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
1954 26 WAS HL 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0 2.3 4 4 0 0 3 15.45 .364 .364 .545 .909
1956 28 WAS HL 1 0 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 1.7 6 5 0 1 1 27.11 .600 .636 .800 1.436
1957 29 WAS HL 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0 2.3 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 .250 .250 .250 .500
1959 31 WAS HL 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 1 3 3 3.60 .211 .318 .421 .739
1960 32 WAS HL 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0 2.3 6 3 0 1 2 11.59 .462 .500 .615 1.115
1963 35 RIT SP 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0.00 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
1964 36 RIT SP 0 0 .000 6 0 0 0 0 5.3 5 2 0 3 0 3.38 .294 .400 .353 .753
Career Post-Season Pitching 1 1 .500 19 0 0 0 0 19.0 28 17 2 8 9 8.06 .354 .414 .532 .945
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
1959 31 WAS HL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
CAR-24-3.08
Saves
1963-4-36
1964-4-30
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 6    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 32    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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History
Drafted in 5th round, 116th overall pick, by Washburn in 1950
Injured on 6/12/1951 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Earned first career win on 4/30/1954
Had first career hit on 9/7/1954, off Mose Zwick (HR)
Hit first career homerun on 5/9/1955, off John Pasco (PB)
Was selected to the 1955 Allstar game
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Signed as a free agent by Kendall on 3/2/1962 to a 1-year deal worth $712,000 per year
Released by Kendall on 4/1/1962
Signed as a free agent by Ritchford on 7/11/1962 to a 1-year deal worth $712,000 per year
Was selected to the 1963 Allstar game