Ruben
Popham
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 220
 
Born: November 28, 1924 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
1945 20 GRE HL    
1946 21 RIT SP    
1947 22 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1948 23 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1949 24 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1950 25 RIT SP $ 3,725,357  
1951 26 RIT SP $ 4,336,072  
1952 27 RIT SP $ 4,519,286  
1953 28 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1954 29 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1955 30 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1956 31 MC HL $ 6,000,000  
1957 32 MC HL $ 6,000,000  
1958 33 RW SP $ 6,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,000,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 34 MC HL    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings    
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 20 GRE HL    
1946 21 RIT SP    
1947 22 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1948 23 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1949 24 RIT SP $ 300,000  
1950 25 RIT SP $ 3,725,357  
1951 26 RIT SP $ 4,336,072  
1952 27 RIT SP $ 4,519,286  
1953 28 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1954 29 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1955 30 BLA HL $ 6,000,000  
1956 31 MC HL $ 6,000,000  
1957 32 MC HL $ 6,000,000  
1958 33 RW SP $ 6,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,000,000  
                                             
  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 34 MC HL    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings    
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 20 AA   0 2 .000 3 3 0 0 0 17.3 21 11 5 6 19 5.71 .300 .355 .614 .970  
    A   6 12 .333 23 23 4 0 0 163.7 144 77 24 54 166 4.23 .232 .293 .415 .708  
1946 21 AA   11 6 .647 25 25 4 1 0 175.7 150 71 24 68 266 3.64 .227 .299 .392 .692  
1947 22 RIT SP 6 14 .300 22 22 1 1 0 112.7 123 88 31 45 117 7.03 .277 .346 .601 .947 0.0
    AAA   2 2 .500 5 5 0 0 0 35.7 31 17 8 15 63 4.29 .225 .301 .464 .764  
1948 23 RIT SP 6 15 .286 32 32 1 0 0 176.7 160 115 38 87 190 5.86 .238 .327 .523 .850 0.0
1949 24 RIT SP 7 12 .368 32 32 0 0 0 204.3 154 101 36 117 227 4.45 .208 .314 .462 .776 6.4
1950 25 RIT SP 6 15 .286 35 35 1 1 0 227.7 182 113 50 121 239 4.47 .219 .319 .489 .807 7.9
1951 26 RIT SP 12 17 .414 35 35 2 0 0 213.7 166 128 44 113 203 5.39 .214 .315 .477 .791 1.7
1952 27 RIT SP 6 18 .250 33 33 3 0 0 222.0 183 122 45 118 218 4.95 .222 .321 .484 .805 3.6
1953 28 RIT SP 0 3 .000 6 6 1 0 0 33.3 38 23 5 14 28 6.21 .281 .347 .519 .865 0.0
  BLA HL 11 9 .550 22 22 2 0 0 147.3 139 76 20 67 145 4.64 .246 .327 .459 .786 8.3
  TOT   11 12 .478 28 28 3 0 0 180.7 177 99 25 81 173 4.93 .252 .330 .471 .801 8.3
1954 29 BLA HL 15 4 .789 28 28 4 0 0 190.7 145 80 22 89 192 3.78 .210 .301 .396 .696 14.2
1955 30 BLA HL 16 13 .552 34 34 2 1 0 218.0 171 88 37 101 208 3.63 .214 .301 .425 .725 13.7
1956 31 BLA HL 3 10 .231 17 7 0 0 0 103.3 96 68 25 47 95 5.92 .244 .324 .527 .850 0.5
  MC HL 2 7 .222 31 12 1 0 1 43.0 50 37 13 29 53 7.74 .291 .394 .622 1.016 0.0
  TOT   5 17 .227 48 19 1 0 1 146.3 146 105 38 76 148 6.46 .258 .346 .556 .901 0.5
1957 32 MC HL 7 11 .389 43 24 1 0 1 175.3 128 90 35 93 161 4.62 .202 .302 .452 .754 6.3
1958 33 MC HL 7 7 .500 21 19 0 0 0 100.3 92 49 17 52 86 4.40 .238 .326 .481 .806 4.4
  RW SP 5 6 .455 16 15 0 0 0 87.7 66 49 12 49 84 5.03 .204 .307 .410 .717 1.3
  TOT   12 13 .480 37 34 0 0 0 188.0 158 98 29 101 170 4.69 .222 .317 .449 .766 5.8
1959 34 MC HL 1 6 .143 45 3 0 0 0 60.7 62 43 14 29 66 6.38 .267 .347 .500 .847 0.0
13 Years Sim 110 167 .397 452 359 19 3 2 2316.6 1955 1270 444 1171 2312 4.93 .227 .319 .477 .796 68.4
1 Years AAA 2 2 .500 5 5 0 0 0 35.7 31 17 8 15 63 4.29 .225 .301 .464 .764  
2 Years AA 11 8 .579 28 28 4 1 0 193.0 171 82 29 74 285 3.82 .234 .305 .414 .718  
1 Years A 6 12 .333 23 23 4 0 0 163.7 144 77 24 54 166 4.23 .232 .293 .415 .708  
4 Years Minors 19 22 .463 56 56 8 1 0 392.3 346 176 61 143 514 4.04 .232 .299 .419 .718  
Season Average 8 12 .400 34 27 1 0 0 178.2 150 97 34 90 177 4.93 .227 .319 .477 .796  
Career Highs 16 18 .789 48 35 4 1 1 227.7 183 128 50 121 239 7.03 .277 .347 .601 .947  
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   1641 1044 382 961 1705   .247 .342 .522 .864
vs LH   314 226 62 210 607   .160 .241 .325 .566
Home 53 89 .373 226 185 5 2 2 1217.0 1033 645 233 620 1208 4.77 .228 .321 .476 .797
Away 57 78 .422 226 174 14 1 0 1099.6 922 625 211 551 1104 5.12 .225 .317 .478 .796
Mar/Apr 15 28 .349 74 61 1 0 0 384.6 332 223 84 188 393 5.22 .229 .317 .491 .809
May 25 24 .510 80 64 3 0 0 418.0 315 206 82 215 407 4.44 .209 .308 .449 .757
June 19 24 .442 66 60 4 1 0 373.0 315 194 68 163 386 4.68 .225 .306 .476 .782
July 16 31 .340 68 57 6 2 0 374.0 308 199 59 181 363 4.79 .222 .312 .450 .762
August 18 30 .375 86 58 1 0 1 401.3 339 215 77 212 382 4.82 .229 .326 .472 .798
Sep/Oct 17 30 .362 78 59 4 0 1 365.6 346 233 74 212 381 5.74 .248 .347 .527 .874
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
1947 22 RIT SP 22 29 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 8 .138 .219 .138 .357 0.9 0.0
1948 23 RIT SP 32 52 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 29 .096 .145 .135 .280 -0.2 0.0
1949 24 RIT SP 32 61 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 23 .066 .123 .098 .221 -2.3 0.0
1950 25 RIT SP 35 66 4 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 6 31 .091 .167 .167 .333 0.4 0.0
1951 26 RIT SP 35 64 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 35 .094 .183 .109 .292 0.3 0.0
1952 27 RIT SP 33 65 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 34 .108 .183 .123 .306 0.5 0.0
1953 28 RIT SP 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.0 0.0
  BLA HL 22 52 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 26 .135 .196 .154 .350 0.9 0.0
  TOT   28 62 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 33 .113 .167 .129 .296 0.0 0.0
1954 29 BLA HL 28 67 3 8 3 0 0 9 0 0 6 28 .119 .192 .164 .356 0.9 0.0
1955 30 BLA HL 34 75 5 10 2 1 0 5 0 0 2 39 .133 .156 .187 .343 0.4 0.0
1956 31 BLA HL 17 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 .000 .034 .000 .034 -2.2 0.0
  MC HL 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4 0.0
  TOT   48 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 .000 .029 .000 .029 -2.7 0.0
1957 32 MC HL 43 50 2 7 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 17 .140 .157 .260 .417 1.7 0.0
1958 33 MC HL 21 33 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 .182 .182 .242 .424 0.9 0.0
  RW SP 16 31 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 22 .129 .156 .129 .285 -0.3 0.0
  TOT   37 64 3 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 39 .156 .169 .188 .357 0.6 0.0
1959 34 MC HL 45 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.8 0.0
13 Years Sim 452 696 41 74 14 5 1 28 0 0 44 343 .106 .159 .145 .305 -0.1 0.0
162 Game Average 249 14 26 5 1 0 10 0 0 15 122 .106 .159 .145 .305 0.0  
Career Highs 48 75 8 10 3 2 1 9 0 0 7 39 .156 .219 .260 .417 1.7  
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   474 27 47 9 5 1 19 0 0 29 225 .099 .151 .146 .297 -2.0
vs LH   222 14 27 5 0 0 9 0 0 15 118 .122 .177 .144 .321 1.0
Home 226 331 19 36 5 2 1 12 0 0 17 162 .109 .152 .145 .297 -1.4
Away 226 365 22 38 9 3 0 16 0 0 27 181 .104 .166 .145 .311 0.4
RISP   188 0 17 5 2 0 24 0 0 11 89 .090 .141 .138 .279 -2.0
Close/Late   19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .050 .000 .050 -1.5
Mar/Apr 74 114 9 15 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 51 .132 .161 .167 .328 0.2
May 80 124 5 7 3 1 0 5 0 0 7 66 .056 .107 .097 .204 -4.2
June 66 114 7 13 1 1 0 3 0 0 9 51 .114 .179 .140 .319 0.6
July 61 118 10 15 2 2 1 9 0 0 7 56 .127 .176 .203 .379 2.5
August 86 116 5 9 3 1 0 4 0 0 8 65 .078 .137 .121 .258 -1.9
Sep/Oct 78 110 5 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 9 54 .136 .202 .145 .347 1.7
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1947 22 RIT SP P 22 22 112.7 5 16 1 1 .955 1.68    
1948 23 RIT SP P 32 32 176.7 8 26 3 3 .919 1.73    
1949 24 RIT SP P 32 32 204.3 7 28 1 1 .972 1.54    
1950 25 RIT SP P 35 35 227.7 18 26 2 4 .957 1.74    
1951 26 RIT SP P 35 35 213.7 8 23 1 1 .969 1.31    
1952 27 RIT SP P 33 33 222.0 3 32 1 1 .972 1.42    
1953 28 RIT SP P 6 6 33.3 3 4 0 0 1.000 1.89    
  BLA HL P 22 22 147.3 11 19 2 0 .938 1.83    
  TOT   P 28 28 180.7 14 23 2 0 .949 1.84    
1954 29 BLA HL P 28 28 190.7 13 29 2 3 .955 1.98    
1955 30 BLA HL P 34 34 218.0 7 32 1 2 .975 1.61    
1956 31 BLA HL P 17 7 103.3 3 17 1 0 .952 1.74    
  MC HL P 31 12 43.0 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.67    
  TOT   P 48 19 146.3 4 24 1 0 .966 1.72    
1957 32 MC HL P 43 24 175.3 7 25 3 2 .914 1.64    
1958 33 MC HL P 21 19 100.3 5 15 1 1 .952 1.79    
  RW SP P 16 15 87.7 4 13 0 0 1.000 1.75    
  TOT   P 37 34 188.0 9 28 1 1 .974 1.77    
1959 34 MC HL P 45 3 60.7 2 10 0 1 1.000 1.78    
Career Totals   452 359 2316.6 105 322 19 20 .957 1.66    
Career Highs   48 35 227.7 18 32 3 4 1.000 1.98    
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
1948 23 RIT SP 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 3 4 9 6.00 .304 .407 .783 1.190
1954 29 BLA HL 0 1 .000 3 3 0 0 0 11.7 20 11 1 3 8 8.49 .370 .404 .574 .978
Career Post-Season Pitching 0 2 .000 4 4 0 0 0 17.7 27 15 4 7 17 7.64 .351 .405 .636 1.041
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
1948 23 RIT SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1954 29 BLA HL 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500
Career Post-Season Batting 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Wins
1954-6-15
1955-9-16
Losses
1947-10-14
1948-2-15
1951-3-17
1952-1-18
1956-4-17
CAR-4-167
Winning Pct
1954-2-.789
Games Started
1950-2-35
1951-3-35
CAR-36-359
Complete Games
1952-8-3
1954-1-4
CAR-37-19
Shutouts
1947-9-1
1950-6-1
1955-7-1
Innings Pitched
1950-4-227.7
1952-9-222.0
CAR-31-2316.6
Hits Allowed
CAR-48-1955
Homeruns Allowed
1947-3-31
1948-1-38
1949-3-36
1950-1-50
1951-1-44
1952-1-45
1955-5-37
1956-5-38
1957-5-35
CAR-3-444
Strikeouts
1949-6-227
1950-5-239
1955-10-208
CAR-16-2312
Walks Allowed
1948-6-87
1949-1-117
1950-1-121
1951-1-113
1952-1-118
1954-3-89
1955-3-101
1956-6-76
1957-3-93
CAR-2-1171
Hits per 9IP
1949-7-6.8
1950-3-7.2
1951-4-7.0
1952-5-7.4
1954-2-6.8
1955-6-7.1
1957-4-6.6
CAR-30-7.6
Strikeouts per 9IP
1948-7-9.7
1949-5-10.0
1950-7-9.4
1954-6-9.1
CAR-42-9.0
OAVG
1949-7-.208
1950-3-.219
1951-6-.214
1952-5-.222
1954-3-.210
1955-5-.214
1957-4-.202
CAR-29-.227
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 2    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 60    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 24    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  8. Jarod Braithwaite (847)
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  1. Jonathan Ferber (989)
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  6. Carey Welborn (983)
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  8. Mohammed Sheriff (980)
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History
Drafted in 38th round, 907th overall pick, by Greenwood in 1945
Traded from Greenwood to Ritchford on 7/1/1946 (Going to RIT: 3B C. Cosper, P R. Popham, CF X. Harrell. Going to GRE: CF J. Jeppesen)
Injured on 5/25/1947 with a Tight Shoulder, out for one week
Earned first career win on 7/9/1947
Had first career hit on 7/25/1947, off Otis Sitton (DEN)
Traded from Ritchford to Blackwood on 6/1/1953 (Going to BLA: P R. Popham, P J. Frierson, P G. Sholar, P S. Godbey, SS J. Hawkins. Going to RIT: P J. Drews, 2B R. Scouten, P W. Story, P F. Dampier)
Was selected to the 1954 Allstar game
Pitched NO-HITTER against Murray Creek on 6/26/1955, striking out 12
Injured on 6/14/1956 with a Hyper Extended Elbow, out for one week
Traded from Blackwood to Murray Creek on 7/21/1956 (Going to MC: P R. Popham, P K. Pease. Going to BLA: LF G. Atwell)
Struck out 16 batters against Point Breeze on 4/26/1957
Hit first career homerun on 7/11/1957, off Stephen Halls (JEN)
Won Player of the Week award on 6/2/1958, winning 2 games with a 0.00 ERA
Traded from Murray Creek to Red Willow on 7/31/1958 (Going to MC: RF L. Gerard. Going to RW: P R. Popham, DH B. Stillwell)
Signed as a free agent by Murray Creek on 2/4/1959 to a 2-year deal worth $4,000,000 per year
Released by Murray Creek on 7/11/1959