William
Massenburg
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 240
 
Born: May 1, 1926 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1958    1960   
All-Star Selections 1945    1946    1947    1948    1949    1950    1951    1952    1953    1954    1955    1959    1960   
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
1945 19 KEN SP    
1946 20 KEN SP    
1947 21 KEN SP    
1948 22 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1949 23 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 24 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1951 25 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1952 26 KEN SP $ 1,343,571  
1953 27 KEN SP $ 1,343,571  
1954 28 KEN SP $ 1,682,857  
1955 29 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1956 30 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1957 31 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1958 32 KEN SP $ 9,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,000,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 33 KEN SP $ 9,000,000  
1960 34 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
1961 35 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
1962 36 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 9,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 10,500,000  
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
1945 19 KEN SP    
1946 20 KEN SP    
1947 21 KEN SP    
1948 22 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1949 23 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 24 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1951 25 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1952 26 KEN SP $ 1,343,571  
1953 27 KEN SP $ 1,343,571  
1954 28 KEN SP $ 1,682,857  
1955 29 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1956 30 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1957 31 KEN SP $ 3,550,000  
1958 32 KEN SP $ 9,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 9,000,000  
                                             
  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 33 KEN SP $ 9,000,000  
1960 34 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
1961 35 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
1962 36 KEN SP $ 10,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 9,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 10,500,000  
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 19 A   4 0 1.000 47 0 0 0 37 50.7 34 6 2 17 36 1.07 .190 .260 .251 .512  
1946 20 A   3 5 .375 49 0 0 0 33 55.0 51 13 4 18 54 2.13 .248 .308 .330 .638  
1947 21 AA   6 5 .545 41 0 0 0 21 50.0 43 15 2 20 84 2.70 .234 .309 .299 .608  
    A   0 0 .000 10 2 0 0 3 18.7 10 2 0 2 30 0.96 .154 .179 .169 .348  
1948 22 AA   1 8 .111 46 2 0 0 27 55.7 55 20 3 12 88 3.23 .257 .296 .332 .628  
1949 23 KEN SP 3 4 .429 65 0 0 0 2 72.3 60 40 10 32 79 4.98 .223 .311 .405 .716 2.0
    AAA   0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 0 0 1 6 0.00 .250 .294 .250 .544  
1950 24 KEN SP 1 8 .111 69 0 0 0 1 73.0 61 26 5 29 90 3.21 .226 .308 .330 .638 5.5
1951 25 KEN SP 5 4 .556 82 0 0 0 1 78.3 59 20 6 21 77 2.30 .206 .274 .346 .620 9.2
1952 26 KEN SP 5 4 .556 69 1 0 0 1 75.3 58 21 4 14 70 2.51 .218 .260 .327 .587 9.0
1953 27 KEN SP 5 3 .625 80 0 0 0 4 82.7 68 20 2 19 87 2.18 .224 .271 .290 .561 9.6
1954 28 KEN SP 3 2 .600 63 0 0 0 12 62.0 43 20 7 10 46 2.90 .192 .235 .308 .543 9.9
1955 29 KEN SP 5 7 .417 68 1 0 0 37 74.7 62 28 7 16 58 3.38 .228 .275 .357 .631 13.8
1956 30 KEN SP 7 6 .538 66 1 0 0 35 77.7 65 32 7 14 53 3.71 .230 .270 .372 .642 13.6
1957 31 KEN SP 10 9 .526 49 17 1 1 13 139.7 96 32 7 23 104 2.06 .189 .229 .277 .506 17.2
1958 32 KEN SP 14 7 .667 29 29 2 2 0 180.0 124 34 11 21 191 1.70 .192 .223 .265 .487 19.5
1959 33 KEN SP 15 12 .556 40 40 0 0 0 223.0 208 87 22 42 204 3.51 .243 .285 .389 .674 12.4
1960 34 KEN SP 15 5 .750 34 34 0 0 0 210.0 170 59 13 28 180 2.53 .215 .247 .321 .568 18.6
1961 35 KEN SP 10 4 .714 31 27 0 0 0 154.3 129 65 20 26 140 3.79 .222 .261 .398 .659 9.8
1962 36 KEN SP 9 14 .391 39 32 1 1 0 179.0 199 92 26 35 131 4.63 .276 .312 .458 .770 4.9
14 Years Sim 107 89 .546 784 182 4 4 106 1682.0 1402 576 147 330 1510 3.08 .223 .267 .351 .618 155.1
1 Years AAA 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 0 0 1 6 0.00 .250 .294 .250 .544  
2 Years AA 7 13 .350 87 2 0 0 48 105.7 98 35 5 32 172 2.98 .246 .302 .317 .619  
3 Years A 7 5 .583 106 2 0 0 73 124.3 95 21 6 37 120 1.52 .211 .271 .276 .547  
6 Years Minors 14 18 .438 197 4 0 0 121 234.0 197 56 11 70 298 2.15 .228 .286 .294 .580  
Season Average 7 6 .538 56 13 0 0 7 120.1 100 41 10 23 107 3.08 .223 .267 .351 .618  
Career Highs 15 14 .750 82 40 2 2 37 223.0 208 92 26 42 204 4.98 .276 .312 .458 .770  
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   732 304 81 176 869   .210 .248 .330 .578
vs LH   670 272 66 154 641   .241 .281 .377 .658
Home 57 37 .606 377 87 2 2 51 845.3 659 262 77 158 766 2.79 .211 .249 .338 .588
Away 50 52 .490 407 95 2 2 55 836.6 743 314 70 172 744 3.38 .235 .275 .364 .639
Mar/Apr 15 13 .536 120 24 1 1 24 248.3 191 79 19 41 214 2.86 .209 .243 .326 .568
May 20 12 .625 145 34 0 0 24 313.0 245 106 34 62 313 3.05 .211 .251 .355 .606
June 21 18 .538 136 25 0 0 12 248.0 226 85 18 62 211 3.09 .241 .288 .362 .650
July 11 16 .407 113 24 1 1 9 226.6 206 84 22 45 187 3.34 .239 .277 .372 .649
August 18 15 .545 133 34 2 2 19 304.3 250 105 27 53 288 3.11 .220 .255 .343 .598
Sep/Oct 22 15 .595 137 41 0 0 18 341.6 284 117 27 67 297 3.08 .225 .264 .350 .614
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
1948 22 AA   5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1  
1949 23 KEN SP 65 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.6 0.0
1950 24 KEN SP 69 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.5 0.0
1951 25 KEN SP 82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1952 26 KEN SP 69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1953 27 KEN SP 82 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1955 29 KEN SP 69 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.5 0.2
1956 30 KEN SP 66 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 1.3 0.3
1957 31 KEN SP 49 37 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 .027 .053 .054 .107 -2.3 0.0
1958 32 KEN SP 29 56 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 28 .089 .103 .107 .211 -1.3 0.0
1959 33 KEN SP 40 71 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 34 .099 .099 .113 .211 -2.1 0.0
1960 34 KEN SP 34 72 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 33 .042 .068 .069 .137 -4.1 0.0
1961 35 KEN SP 31 48 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 16 .104 .140 .146 .286 -0.1 0.0
1962 36 KEN SP 39 59 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 .068 .068 .102 .169 -3.2 0.0
13 Years Sim 724 369 15 28 9 0 1 10 1 0 6 153 .076 .090 .108 .199 -12.8 0.5
1 Years AA 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1  
162 Game Average 82 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 34 .076 .090 .108 .199 -2.9  
Career Highs 82 72 4 7 2 0 1 2 1 0 2 34 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 1.3  
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   283 11 20 6 0 0 7 0 0 5 121 .071 .087 .092 .178 -12.2
vs LH   86 4 8 3 0 1 3 1 0 1 32 .093 .103 .163 .266 -1.4
Home 273 162 11 8 3 0 1 4 1 0 2 65 .049 .061 .086 .147 -8.3
Away 343 207 4 20 6 0 0 6 0 0 4 88 .097 .113 .126 .239 -5.3
RISP   99 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 3 47 .020 .049 .020 .069 -7.3
Close/Late   13 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 .231 .231 .538 .769 1.7
Mar/Apr 53 47 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 .064 .063 .064 .126 -2.7
May 73 66 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 23 .045 .100 .045 .145 -3.2
June 89 50 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 20 .040 .059 .040 .099 -3.3
July 32 50 4 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 .140 .140 .220 .360 0.3
August 75 71 5 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 31 .070 .070 .085 .155 -3.4
Sep/Oct 88 85 4 8 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 37 .094 .105 .176 .281 -1.2
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 23 KEN SP P 65 0 72.3 4 5 2 1 .818 1.12    
1950 24 KEN SP P 69 0 73.0 3 3 1 0 .857 0.74    
1951 25 KEN SP P 82 0 78.3 2 8 1 0 .909 1.15    
1952 26 KEN SP P 69 1 75.3 0 6 2 1 .750 0.72    
1953 27 KEN SP P 80 0 82.7 3 8 0 1 1.000 1.20    
1954 28 KEN SP P 63 0 62.0 4 7 1 0 .917 1.60    
1955 29 KEN SP P 68 1 74.7 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.57    
1956 30 KEN SP P 66 1 77.7 5 14 0 0 1.000 2.20    
1957 31 KEN SP P 49 17 139.7 4 19 3 0 .885 1.48    
1958 32 KEN SP P 29 29 180.0 7 13 1 0 .952 1.00    
1959 33 KEN SP P 40 40 223.0 10 23 2 1 .943 1.33    
1960 34 KEN SP P 34 34 210.0 7 20 2 2 .931 1.16    
1961 35 KEN SP P 31 27 154.3 4 14 1 1 .947 1.05    
1962 36 KEN SP P 39 32 179.0 17 23 1 2 .976 2.01    
Career Totals   784 182 1682.0 74 172 17 9 .935 1.32    
Career Highs   82 40 223.0 17 23 3 2 1.000 2.20    
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
1952 26 KEN SP 0 1 .000 3 0 0 0 0 2.3 6 4 2 1 2 15.45 .429 .467 .929 1.395
1956 30 KEN SP 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 .000 .000 .000 .000
1957 31 KEN SP 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 13 2 0 1 8 1.50 .265 .280 .347 .627
1958 32 KEN SP 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 10 3 2 0 7 2.08 .217 .217 .348 .565
1959 33 KEN SP 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 1 5 0.00 .053 .100 .053 .153
1960 34 KEN SP 1 2 .333 5 5 0 0 0 26.7 29 14 3 4 25 4.73 .271 .297 .430 .727
Career Post-Season Pitching 4 3 .571 14 10 0 0 0 60.7 59 23 7 7 49 3.41 .249 .270 .392 .663
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
1957 31 KEN SP 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250
1958 32 KEN SP 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
1959 33 KEN SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1960 34 KEN SP 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 10 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .056 .105 .056 .161
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1958-1-1.70
1960-4-2.53
CAR-25-3.08
Wins
1958-9-14
1959-8-15
1960-6-15
Losses
1962-10-14
Winning Pct
1958-8-.667
1960-3-.750
Saves
1955-3-37
1956-4-35
Games Started
1959-1-40
1960-5-34
Complete Games
1958-9-2
1962-10-1
Shutouts
1957-5-1
1958-3-2
1962-5-1
Innings Pitched
1959-4-223.0
Hits Allowed
1959-10-208
Homeruns Allowed
1959-9-22
1962-6-26
Strikeouts
1958-9-191
1959-3-204
1960-7-180
Walks per 9IP
1958-9-1.1
1959-7-1.7
1960-8-1.2
Hits per 9IP
1958-2-6.2
1960-3-7.3
CAR-26-7.5
Strikeouts per 9IP
1958-4-9.6
1960-7-7.7
WHiP
1958-2-0.81
1959-9-1.12
1960-3-0.94
CAR-15-1.03
OAVG
1958-2-.192
1960-3-.215
CAR-25-.223
OOBP
1958-2-.223
1959-8-.285
1960-2-.247
CAR-13-.267
OSLG
1958-2-.265
1960-4-.321
CAR-39-.351
OOPS
1958-2-.487
1960-2-.568
CAR-21-.618
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 5    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 70    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 36    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  6. Michael Gilliam (867)
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  8. Kenneth Lamark (863)
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  10. Benjamin Caywood (857)
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  1. Billy Knaak (993)
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History
Drafted in 27th round, 631st overall pick, by Kendall in 1945
Earned first career win on 5/3/1949
Had first career hit on 4/7/1955, off Tim Woodall (RED)
Was selected to the 1955 Allstar game
Hit first career homerun on 9/5/1956, off Fredrick Dampier (RIT)
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 5/1/1958, going 4-0, 0.79
Pitched NO-HITTER against Yancey on 8/17/1958, striking out 13
Won Kennel Cup with Kendall in 1958
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Was selected to the 1960 Allstar game
Won Kennel Cup with Kendall in 1960
Injured on 7/7/1961 with a Strained Bicep Muscle, out for 4-5 weeks
Released by Kendall on 5/3/1963