Michael
Souders
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 180
 
Born: June 30, 1930 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 19 OAK SP    
1950 20 JC HL    
1951 21 JC HL    
1952 22 JC HL    
1953 23 WAS HL    
1954 24 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1957 27 WAS HL $ 3,192,857  
1958 28 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,292,857  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 29 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
1960 30 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
1961 31 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1962 32 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1963 33 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1964 34 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,292,857  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,000,000  
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 19 OAK SP    
1950 20 JC HL    
1951 21 JC HL    
1952 22 JC HL    
1953 23 WAS HL    
1954 24 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1955 25 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1956 26 WAS HL $ 300,000  
1957 27 WAS HL $ 3,192,857  
1958 28 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,292,857  
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 29 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
1960 30 WAS HL $ 4,292,857  
1961 31 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1962 32 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1963 33 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
1964 34 KIN HL $ 12,000,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,292,857  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 12,000,000  
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 19 A   2 2 .500 38 0 0 0 0 56.0 66 25 2 11 52 4.02 .287 .320 .374 .693  
1950 20 A   1 3 .250 53 1 0 0 2 47.7 61 31 8 14 48 5.85 .321 .368 .500 .868  
1951 21 AA   0 0 .000 9 0 0 0 0 13.7 12 2 1 2 12 1.32 .245 .275 .327 .601  
    A   1 2 .333 30 0 0 0 1 26.0 28 9 0 12 24 3.12 .283 .360 .343 .704  
1952 22 AAA   0 0 .000 15 0 0 0 0 16.0 13 5 2 3 21 2.81 .224 .262 .379 .642  
    AA   2 2 .500 36 0 0 0 1 44.3 54 16 1 13 36 3.25 .302 .349 .385 .734  
1953 23 AAA   16 7 .696 26 26 3 1 0 191.0 170 50 3 27 175 2.36 .235 .262 .305 .568  
1954 24 WAS HL 15 7 .682 33 33 2 2 0 200.0 187 75 12 36 142 3.38 .240 .276 .365 .641 12.8
    AAA   2 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 16.3 8 2 2 2 15 1.10 .143 .172 .268 .440  
1955 25 WAS HL 15 7 .682 33 33 5 3 0 220.7 207 76 10 34 136 3.10 .246 .278 .338 .616 15.9
1956 26 WAS HL 21 9 .700 37 37 6 3 0 253.3 251 91 10 38 154 3.23 .258 .289 .344 .633 18.6
1957 27 WAS HL 19 6 .760 29 28 0 0 0 185.3 173 53 7 26 118 2.57 .246 .274 .345 .619 18.0
1958 28 WAS HL 15 9 .625 36 36 0 0 0 227.3 199 67 5 40 172 2.65 .232 .269 .315 .584 19.8
1959 29 WAS HL 15 6 .714 33 33 0 0 0 211.7 173 58 3 20 190 2.47 .214 .242 .303 .545 20.6
1960 30 WAS HL 15 10 .600 35 35 0 0 0 221.0 198 81 3 27 171 3.30 .237 .265 .311 .576 18.9
1961 31 KIN HL 9 19 .321 39 39 0 0 0 255.3 232 67 3 26 223 2.36 .241 .267 .312 .578 22.2
1962 32 KIN HL 13 10 .565 35 35 1 0 0 216.0 229 83 4 15 161 3.46 .273 .291 .372 .663 12.6
1963 33 KIN HL 14 11 .560 36 36 0 0 0 214.3 191 72 12 30 155 3.02 .237 .269 .350 .619 16.3
1964 34 KIN HL 11 12 .478 35 35 0 0 0 200.7 222 84 6 40 149 3.77 .281 .315 .370 .685 12.0
11 Years Sim 162 106 .604 381 380 14 8 0 2405.6 2262 807 75 332 1771 3.02 .246 .276 .338 .614 187.8
3 Years AAA 18 7 .720 43 28 3 1 0 223.3 191 57 7 32 211 2.30 .228 .256 .308 .564  
2 Years AA 2 2 .500 45 0 0 0 1 58.0 66 18 2 15 48 2.79 .289 .333 .373 .706  
3 Years A 4 7 .364 121 1 0 0 3 129.7 155 65 10 37 124 4.51 .299 .345 .414 .760  
8 Years Minors 24 16 .600 209 29 3 1 4 411.0 412 140 19 84 383 3.07 .260 .297 .352 .649  
Season Average 14 9 .609 34 34 1 0 0 218.7 205 73 6 30 161 3.02 .246 .276 .338 .614  
Career Highs 21 19 .760 39 39 6 3 0 255.3 251 91 12 40 223 3.77 .281 .315 .372 .685  
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   1222 451 37 182 1144   .230 .256 .318 .573
vs LH   1040 356 38 150 627   .267 .295 .366 .660
Home 81 50 .618 192 191 6 3 0 1228.6 1132 397 46 164 893 2.91 .242 .268 .339 .607
Away 81 56 .591 189 189 8 5 0 1177.0 1130 410 29 168 878 3.14 .249 .276 .337 .613
Mar/Apr 28 14 .667 57 57 3 3 0 357.6 301 106 13 53 249 2.67 .225 .254 .320 .574
May 17 19 .472 58 58 0 0 0 361.3 350 135 8 55 263 3.36 .252 .280 .340 .620
June 23 22 .511 64 64 4 1 0 408.3 416 154 11 57 291 3.39 .263 .288 .351 .640
July 31 17 .646 63 63 6 3 0 414.3 377 124 16 52 302 2.69 .242 .266 .333 .599
August 29 21 .580 70 70 0 0 0 432.6 423 152 13 55 338 3.16 .252 .275 .346 .622
Sep/Oct 34 13 .723 69 68 1 1 0 431.3 395 136 14 60 328 2.84 .240 .266 .335 .601
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
1954 24 WAS HL 33 68 3 7 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 36 .103 .129 .162 .290 -0.6 0.0
1955 25 WAS HL 33 67 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 30 .015 .057 .030 .087 -4.7 0.0
1956 26 WAS HL 37 82 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 46 .049 .093 .061 .154 -3.5 0.0
1957 27 WAS HL 29 61 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 .066 .081 .066 .146 -2.8 0.0
1958 28 WAS HL 36 74 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 36 .054 .079 .054 .133 -4.2 0.0
1959 29 WAS HL 33 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 41 .000 .042 .000 .042 -5.8 0.0
1960 30 WAS HL 35 74 5 7 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 30 .095 .118 .122 .240 -1.4 0.0
1961 31 KIN HL 39 70 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 34 .043 .095 .043 .137 -3.2 0.0
1962 32 KIN HL 35 73 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 28 .014 .065 .014 .079 -5.2 0.0
1963 33 KIN HL 36 67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 29 .015 .029 .015 .044 -5.2 0.0
1964 34 KIN HL 35 63 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 36 .000 .059 .000 .059 -4.2 0.0
11 Years Sim 381 768 24 32 8 0 0 11 1 0 30 371 .042 .078 .052 .130 -40.7 0.0
162 Game Average 326 10 13 3 0 0 4 0 0 12 157 .042 .078 .052 .130 -17.3  
Career Highs 39 82 5 7 4 0 0 3 1 0 4 46 .103 .129 .162 .290 -0.6  
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   571 19 24 7 0 0 8 1 0 25 284 .042 .082 .054 .137 -30.3
vs LH   197 5 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 87 .041 .064 .046 .110 -12.2
Home 192 352 12 12 3 0 0 6 0 0 15 175 .034 .073 .043 .116 -20.9
Away 189 416 12 20 5 0 0 5 1 0 15 196 .048 .081 .060 .141 -21.6
RISP   197 0 4 1 0 0 9 0 0 6 97 .020 .049 .025 .074 -14.3
Close/Late   13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.2
Mar/Apr 57 114 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 61 .035 .052 .053 .104 -7.4
May 58 114 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 47 .026 .051 .035 .086 -7.9
June 64 127 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 58 .039 .089 .039 .128 -6.7
July 63 132 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 66 .015 .058 .015 .073 -9.4
August 70 135 5 11 2 0 0 6 0 0 8 70 .081 .133 .096 .229 -3.2
Sep/Oct 69 146 6 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 69 .048 .073 .068 .142 -7.8
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1954 24 WAS HL P 33 33 200.0 6 16 2 0 .917 0.99    
1955 25 WAS HL P 33 33 220.7 17 38 2 2 .965 2.24    
1956 26 WAS HL P 37 37 253.3 10 27 2 2 .949 1.31    
1957 27 WAS HL P 29 28 185.3 6 26 1 1 .970 1.55    
1958 28 WAS HL P 36 36 227.3 12 28 0 1 1.000 1.58    
1959 29 WAS HL P 33 33 211.7 12 20 2 0 .941 1.36    
1960 30 WAS HL P 35 35 221.0 8 29 2 6 .949 1.51    
1961 31 KIN HL P 39 39 255.3 16 32 7 2 .873 1.69    
1962 32 KIN HL P 35 35 216.0 7 28 3 3 .921 1.46    
1963 33 KIN HL P 36 36 214.3 8 33 1 5 .976 1.72    
1964 34 KIN HL P 35 35 200.7 11 30 4 3 .911 1.84    
Career Totals   381 380 2405.6 113 307 26 25 .942 1.57    
Career Highs   39 39 255.3 17 38 7 6 1.000 2.24    
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 24 WAS HL 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 0 5 3 3.00 .273 .407 .364 .771
1955 25 WAS HL 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 15.0 7 3 1 3 6 1.80 .140 .189 .280 .469
1956 26 WAS HL 2 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 21.3 17 4 0 4 8 1.69 .218 .256 .256 .513
1959 29 WAS HL 0 2 .000 2 2 0 0 0 8.7 10 11 1 4 7 11.43 .286 .359 .514 .873
1960 30 WAS HL 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 6.7 5 2 0 1 4 2.70 .208 .240 .333 .573
Career Post-Season Pitching 4 3 .571 9 9 0 0 0 57.7 45 22 2 17 28 3.43 .215 .274 .325 .600
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
1954 24 WAS HL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1955 25 WAS HL 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1956 26 WAS HL 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
1959 29 WAS HL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
1960 30 WAS HL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 9 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .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
1955-9-3.10
1957-4-2.57
1958-3-2.65
1959-1-2.47
1961-5-2.36
1963-5-3.02
CAR-20-3.02
Wins
1954-6-15
1956-1-21
1957-1-19
1959-8-15
1960-10-15
1963-8-14
CAR-12-162
Losses
1961-1-19
Winning Pct
1954-5-.682
1956-6-.700
1957-4-.760
1959-5-.714
CAR-30-.604
Games Started
1956-5-37
1958-5-36
1960-7-35
1961-3-39
1962-7-35
1963-8-36
1964-10-35
CAR-24-380
Complete Games
1954-6-2
1955-2-5
1956-1-6
Shutouts
1954-1-2
1955-1-3
1956-2-3
CAR-25-8
Innings Pitched
1955-10-220.7
1956-4-253.3
1958-9-227.3
1961-1-255.3
1962-9-216.0
1963-9-214.3
CAR-23-2405.6
Hits Allowed
1956-3-251
1961-4-232
1962-9-229
1964-8-222
CAR-26-2262
Strikeouts
1959-8-190
1961-5-223
CAR-45-1771
Walks per 9IP
1959-3-0.9
1960-5-1.1
1961-4-0.9
1962-1-0.6
1963-7-1.3
CAR-10-1.2
Hits per 9IP
1958-5-7.9
1959-4-7.4
1963-7-8.0
Strikeouts per 9IP
1959-6-8.1
1961-10-7.9
WHiP
1954-10-1.12
1955-9-1.09
1957-7-1.07
1958-3-1.05
1959-2-0.91
1960-5-1.02
1961-7-1.01
1963-5-1.03
CAR-22-1.08
OAVG
1954-9-.240
1958-6-.232
1959-2-.214
1960-9-.237
1963-8-.237
OOBP
1954-7-.276
1957-7-.274
1958-6-.269
1959-1-.242
1960-6-.265
1961-5-.267
1963-5-.269
CAR-20-.276
OSLG
1955-6-.338
1956-10-.344
1957-10-.345
1958-2-.315
1959-1-.303
1960-5-.311
1961-5-.312
1963-9-.350
CAR-21-.338
OOPS
1954-7-.641
1955-6-.616
1957-7-.619
1958-2-.584
1959-1-.545
1960-4-.576
1961-6-.578
1963-7-.619
CAR-19-.614
 
   Black Ink Test: 21    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 122    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 51    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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History
Drafted in 5th round, 114th overall pick, by Oakton in 1949
Traded from Oakton to Jackson City on 7/30/1950 (Going to JC: 2B D. Markley, P M. Souders, 1B Q. Ingles. Going to OAK: P R. Eason)
Traded from Jackson City to Washburn on 3/2/1953 (Going to JC: CF K. Grover, P F. Fleisher. Going to WAS: LF W. Curto, P M. Souders)
Earned first career win on 4/13/1954
Had first career hit on 5/14/1954, off Justin Frierson (BLA)
Won Rookie of the Year in 1954, going 15-7, 3.38 ERA
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1955, going 4-0, 0.88
Won Player of the Week award on 8/4/1956, winning 2 games with a 0.56 ERA
Injured on 9/25/1956 with a Tight Shoulder, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 9/20/1957 with a Inflamed Back Muscle, out for one week
Won Cy Young Award in 1957, going 19-6, 2.57 ERA
Signed as a free agent by Kingsbury on 2/2/1961 to a 5-year deal worth $12,000,000 per year
Won Player of the Week award on 4/12/1963, winning 2 games with a 0.00 ERA