Arnold
Wenzel
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 255
 
Born: June 4, 1921 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 24 KEN SP    
1946 25 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1947 26 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1948 27 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1949 28 KEN SP $ 350,000  
1950 29 KEN SP $ 350,000  
1951 30 KEN SP $ 488,571  
1952 31 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1953 32 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1954 33 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1955 34 HR HL $ 500,000  
1956 35 HR HL $ 7,000,000  
1957 36 NOR HL $ 7,000,000  
1958 37 RIT SP $ 4,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 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
1945 24 KEN SP    
1946 25 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1947 26 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1948 27 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1949 28 KEN SP $ 350,000  
1950 29 KEN SP $ 350,000  
1951 30 KEN SP $ 488,571  
1952 31 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1953 32 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1954 33 KEN SP $ 1,368,000  
1955 34 HR HL $ 500,000  
1956 35 HR HL $ 7,000,000  
1957 36 NOR HL $ 7,000,000  
1958 37 RIT SP $ 4,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 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
1945 24 AA   11 12 .478 27 27 6 1 0 178.0 199 108 40 60 158 5.46 .276 .331 .540 .871  
1946 25 KEN SP 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 10.3 8 5 2 7 7 4.36 .222 .349 .444 .793 0.6
    AAA   2 5 .286 11 11 0 0 0 72.3 86 49 13 43 79 6.10 .297 .387 .538 .925  
    AA   4 4 .500 9 9 5 0 0 64.3 71 36 10 19 53 5.04 .276 .326 .490 .816  
1947 26 KEN SP 1 5 .167 7 7 0 0 0 38.3 37 17 6 15 21 3.99 .243 .311 .441 .752 0.0
    AAA   3 11 .214 18 18 4 0 0 114.7 157 87 16 44 97 6.83 .323 .379 .512 .892  
1948 27 KEN SP 2 10 .167 17 17 0 0 0 86.7 106 53 16 38 52 5.50 .294 .365 .556 .920 0.0
    AAA   3 6 .333 10 10 3 0 0 77.7 87 33 8 28 60 3.82 .289 .350 .412 .762  
1949 28 KEN SP 6 13 .316 26 26 1 0 0 130.3 172 94 27 44 80 6.49 .317 .369 .554 .922 0.0
    AAA   1 0 1.000 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 5 0 0 2 5 0.00 .167 .219 .167 .385  
1950 29 KEN SP 7 10 .412 20 20 3 1 0 129.3 114 64 22 41 93 4.45 .235 .295 .447 .742 4.1
    AAA   3 2 .600 6 6 2 0 0 47.0 58 19 6 6 47 3.64 .299 .320 .495 .815  
1951 30 KEN SP 10 18 .357 35 35 5 2 0 223.7 239 109 23 49 230 4.39 .271 .312 .458 .770 6.5
1952 31 KEN SP 7 0 1.000 12 12 4 2 0 97.3 60 18 2 19 93 1.66 .171 .213 .268 .481 10.7
    AAA   4 6 .400 10 10 6 1 0 74.7 88 31 6 18 112 3.74 .291 .331 .440 .772  
1953 32 AAA   2 3 .400 6 6 1 0 0 43.3 56 19 2 6 62 3.95 .316 .339 .412 .751  
1954 33 KEN SP 2 6 .250 74 0 0 0 3 68.7 67 28 7 19 54 3.67 .251 .304 .446 .750 3.9
1955 34 HR HL 12 8 .600 33 33 1 0 0 215.0 204 86 15 46 188 3.60 .245 .287 .377 .664 10.3
1956 35 HR HL 14 3 .824 31 31 2 1 0 210.7 189 62 1 31 175 2.65 .236 .266 .332 .598 18.9
1957 36 HR HL 4 5 .444 15 15 0 0 0 104.7 96 38 1 25 84 3.27 .242 .288 .335 .623 7.2
  NOR HL 6 5 .545 17 17 0 0 0 103.7 86 36 0 34 94 3.13 .223 .288 .304 .592 8.1
  TOT   10 10 .500 32 32 0 0 0 208.3 182 74 1 59 178 3.20 .233 .288 .320 .608 15.3
1958 37 RIT SP 12 10 .545 32 32 0 0 0 179.0 170 75 2 74 149 3.77 .250 .325 .357 .682 9.5
12 Years Sim 84 93 .475 321 247 16 6 3 1597.6 1548 685 124 442 1320 3.86 .251 .303 .403 .706 79.5
7 Years AAA 18 33 .353 62 62 17 2 0 438.6 537 238 51 147 462 4.88 .302 .355 .470 .825  
2 Years AA 15 16 .484 36 36 11 1 0 242.3 270 144 50 79 211 5.35 .276 .330 .527 .857  
9 Years Minors 33 49 .402 98 98 28 3 0 681.0 807 382 101 226 673 5.05 .292 .346 .490 .836  
Season Average 7 7 .500 26 20 1 0 0 133.1 129 57 10 36 110 3.86 .251 .303 .403 .706  
Career Highs 14 18 1.000 74 35 5 2 3 223.7 239 109 27 74 230 6.49 .317 .369 .556 .922  
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   1296 563 112 389 973   .268 .323 .438 .761
vs LH   252 122 12 53 347   .188 .219 .279 .498
Home 43 52 .453 166 130 8 4 0 850.6 784 362 69 243 684 3.83 .241 .294 .395 .689
Away 41 41 .500 155 117 8 2 3 747.0 764 323 55 199 636 3.89 .261 .309 .413 .722
Mar/Apr 13 12 .520 44 32 2 0 0 219.7 206 85 14 59 178 3.48 .246 .295 .393 .688
May 17 18 .486 65 52 2 1 0 323.6 319 138 31 89 277 3.84 .251 .300 .406 .706
June 21 13 .618 59 46 8 2 0 329.3 279 107 16 76 269 2.92 .225 .270 .349 .619
July 12 17 .414 50 39 1 1 0 265.6 248 114 17 73 216 3.86 .247 .298 .398 .696
August 15 15 .500 56 44 3 2 2 262.0 269 127 23 79 218 4.36 .263 .316 .424 .740
Sep/Oct 6 18 .250 47 34 0 0 1 197.3 227 114 23 66 162 5.20 .284 .339 .475 .814
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
1946 25 KEN SP 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 1.0 0.3
1947 26 KEN SP 7 10 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .200 .300 -0.1 0.0
1948 27 KEN SP 17 29 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .103 .133 .172 .306 -0.2 0.0
1949 28 KEN SP 26 37 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 18 .081 .128 .081 .209 -1.2 0.0
1950 29 KEN SP 20 44 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 18 .068 .068 .159 .227 -1.1 0.0
1951 30 KEN SP 35 69 4 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 34 .116 .139 .145 .284 -0.5 0.0
1952 31 KEN SP 12 30 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .067 .067 .100 .167 -1.2 0.0
1954 33 KEN SP 74 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.8 0.3
1955 34 HR HL 33 72 5 7 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 39 .097 .108 .139 .247 -0.9 0.0
1956 35 HR HL 31 62 6 10 1 0 1 4 0 1 3 33 .161 .200 .226 .426 2.3 0.0
1957 36 HR HL 15 35 3 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 20 .143 .143 .257 .400 0.9 0.0
  NOR HL 17 31 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 10 .194 .242 .226 .468 1.6 0.0
  TOT   32 66 6 11 2 0 1 6 0 0 2 30 .167 .191 .242 .434 2.5 0.0
1958 37 RIT SP 32 53 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 26 .094 .143 .113 .256 -0.8 0.0
12 Years Sim 321 478 30 56 13 1 3 27 0 1 15 233 .117 .143 .167 .311 0.5 0.6
162 Game Average 241 15 28 6 0 1 13 0 0 7 117 .117 .143 .167 .311 0.3  
Career Highs 74 72 6 11 2 1 1 6 0 1 3 39 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2.5  
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   327 23 40 11 1 2 22 0 1 12 159 .122 .152 .180 .333 1.0
vs LH   151 7 16 2 0 1 5 0 0 3 74 .106 .123 .139 .262 -2.6
Home 165 233 13 25 6 0 1 11 0 1 5 116 .107 .125 .146 .271 -3.8
Away 155 245 17 31 7 1 2 16 0 0 10 117 .127 .161 .188 .349 2.3
RISP   129 0 11 3 1 1 24 0 0 4 66 .085 .111 .147 .258 -2.3
Close/Late   11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .273 .273 .273 .545 0.7
Mar/Apr 44 71 6 8 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 38 .113 .125 .183 .308 -0.3
May 52 93 5 8 1 1 1 10 0 0 1 50 .086 .096 .151 .246 -2.1
June 46 98 7 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 40 .102 .118 .122 .240 -2.3
July 50 81 6 17 3 0 0 1 0 1 6 36 .210 .264 .247 .511 4.7
August 42 77 3 9 4 0 0 6 0 0 3 31 .117 .150 .169 .319 -0.1
Sep/Oct 47 58 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 38 .069 .100 .138 .238 -1.3
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1946 25 KEN SP P 2 2 10.3 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.61    
1947 26 KEN SP P 7 7 38.3 2 7 1 1 .900 2.11    
1948 27 KEN SP P 17 17 86.7 4 22 1 1 .963 2.70    
1949 28 KEN SP P 26 26 130.3 13 12 0 0 1.000 1.73    
1950 29 KEN SP P 20 20 129.3 9 19 1 3 .966 1.95    
1951 30 KEN SP P 35 35 223.7 18 36 0 1 1.000 2.17    
1952 31 KEN SP P 12 12 97.3 8 16 0 0 1.000 2.22    
1954 33 KEN SP P 74 0 68.7 4 14 1 0 .947 2.36    
1955 34 HR HL P 33 33 215.0 7 43 0 3 1.000 2.09    
1956 35 HR HL P 31 31 210.7 6 36 0 1 1.000 1.79    
1957 36 HR HL P 15 15 104.7 6 14 0 1 1.000 1.72    
  NOR HL P 17 17 103.7 6 13 0 1 1.000 1.65    
  TOT   P 32 32 208.3 12 27 0 2 1.000 1.68    
1958 37 RIT SP P 32 32 179.0 10 31 1 2 .976 2.06    
Career Totals   321 247 1597.6 94 265 5 14 .986 2.02    
Career Highs   74 35 223.7 18 43 1 3 1.000 2.70    
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
1957 36 NOR HL 0 1 .000 5 5 0 0 0 28.0 35 16 3 19 20 5.14 .315 .415 .468 .884
1958 37 RIT SP 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 8 4 0 2 5 5.14 .308 .357 .423 .780
Career Post-Season Pitching 0 2 .000 6 6 0 0 0 35.0 43 20 3 21 25 5.14 .314 .405 .460 .865
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 36 NOR HL 5 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .111 .111 .111 .222
1958 37 RIT SP 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 6 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .091 .091 .091 .182
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1956-5-2.65
Losses
1949-9-13
1951-1-18
Winning Pct
1956-1-.824
Games Started
1951-3-35
Complete Games
1950-8-3
1951-4-5
1952-6-4
1956-8-2
CAR-48-16
Shutouts
1950-6-1
1951-3-2
1952-3-2
1956-6-1
CAR-49-6
Innings Pitched
1951-8-223.7
Hits Allowed
1951-1-239
Homeruns Allowed
1949-10-27
Strikeouts
1951-10-230
Hits per 9IP
1957-10-7.9
WHiP
1956-6-1.04
OAVG
1956-10-.236
1957-9-.233
OOBP
1956-5-.266
OSLG
1956-5-.332
1957-5-.320
OOPS
1956-3-.598
1957-5-.608
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 3    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 29    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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History
Drafted in 36th round, 847th overall pick, by Kendall in 1945
Had first career hit (double) on 7/10/1946, off Dana Monday (STR)
Earned first career win on 7/10/1946
Injured on 8/27/1948 with a Tender Elbow, out for 1-2 weeks
Hit first career homerun on 5/19/1950, off Michael Gilliam (DEN)
Won Player of the Week award on 8/11/1950, winning 2 gamesgames with a 1.13 ERA
Injured on 8/27/1950 with a Strained Rotator Cuff Muscle, out for 3 weeks
Was selected to the 1952 Allstar game
Injured on 5/1/1953 with a Pulled Rotator Cuff Muscle, out for 5 weeks
Signed as a free agent by Hood River on 2/7/1955 to a 4-year deal worth $3,000,000 per year
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 6/1/1956, going 4-0, 1.08
Was selected to the 1956 Allstar game
Traded from Hood River to Northampton on 6/11/1957 (Going to HR: CF B. Sarmiento. Going to NOR: P A. Wenzel)
Signed as a free agent by Ritchford on 2/13/1958 to a 2-year deal worth $4,500,000 per year