Donald
Withers
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 185
 
Born: August 16, 1926 in Kendall
 
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 18 NOR HL    
1946 19 NOR HL    
1947 20 NOR HL    
1948 21 NOR HL    
1949 22 NOR HL    
1950 23 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1951 24 NOR HL    
1952 25 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1953 26 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1954 27 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1955 28 NOR HL $ 2,500,000  
1956 29 NOR HL $ 1,000,000  
1957 30 NOR HL $ 1,000,000  
1958 31 PB HL $ 1,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 2,500,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 32 PB HL    
1960 33 HIN SP $ 550,000  
1961 34 HIN SP $ 550,000  
1962 35 SP SP $ 700,000  
1963 36 SP SP $ 700,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 700,000  
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 18 NOR HL    
1946 19 NOR HL    
1947 20 NOR HL    
1948 21 NOR HL    
1949 22 NOR HL    
1950 23 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1951 24 NOR HL    
1952 25 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1953 26 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1954 27 NOR HL $ 300,000  
1955 28 NOR HL $ 2,500,000  
1956 29 NOR HL $ 1,000,000  
1957 30 NOR HL $ 1,000,000  
1958 31 PB HL $ 1,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 2,500,000  
                                             
  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 32 PB HL    
1960 33 HIN SP $ 550,000  
1961 34 HIN SP $ 550,000  
1962 35 SP SP $ 700,000  
1963 36 SP SP $ 700,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 700,000  
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 18 A   13 6 .684 25 25 9 4 0 197.7 171 60 14 58 145 2.73 .229 .284 .335 .619  
1946 19 AA   0 7 .000 9 9 2 0 0 60.7 88 44 9 20 52 6.53 .336 .383 .508 .891  
    A   6 6 .500 16 16 6 0 0 110.0 137 66 8 28 102 5.40 .302 .343 .426 .769  
1947 20 A   16 5 .762 25 25 6 3 0 192.0 170 56 8 45 169 2.63 .237 .282 .319 .601  
1948 21 AA   9 9 .500 21 21 2 1 0 144.3 156 72 15 60 122 4.49 .274 .343 .412 .755  
    A   2 2 .500 6 6 2 0 0 48.3 37 13 4 12 43 2.42 .207 .257 .285 .541  
1949 22 AA   17 2 .895 23 23 9 3 0 177.3 138 43 10 45 186 2.18 .208 .258 .302 .560  
1950 23 AAA   6 10 .375 25 25 2 0 0 180.7 171 70 16 78 222 3.49 .243 .318 .382 .701  
    AA   0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 7.3 10 6 1 2 7 7.37 .323 .364 .484 .848  
1951 24 AAA   16 8 .667 27 27 5 0 0 199.3 155 51 10 63 239 2.30 .210 .272 .314 .586  
1952 25 NOR HL 8 6 .571 16 16 3 0 0 109.7 90 37 6 52 79 3.04 .223 .310 .315 .625 9.2
    AAA   6 5 .545 14 14 4 0 0 113.0 85 29 7 48 125 2.31 .207 .290 .314 .604  
1953 26 NOR HL 14 14 .500 33 33 3 1 0 216.7 228 104 13 108 137 4.32 .271 .354 .375 .729 9.9
1954 27 NOR HL 8 10 .444 26 26 1 0 0 151.3 155 77 9 80 100 4.58 .267 .356 .379 .735 4.5
1955 28 NOR HL 4 6 .400 26 10 1 1 0 79.3 66 27 4 31 44 3.06 .226 .304 .332 .636 6.0
1956 29 NOR HL 16 15 .516 40 40 2 2 0 265.3 239 122 23 119 142 4.14 .243 .327 .371 .698 11.9
1957 30 NOR HL 14 12 .538 41 31 0 0 0 198.3 240 96 13 106 118 4.36 .306 .386 .423 .810 8.3
1958 31 NOR HL 2 5 .286 16 12 0 0 0 48.0 69 42 5 31 24 7.88 .342 .426 .495 .921 0.0
  PB HL 7 7 .500 16 12 0 0 0 84.0 125 61 9 44 58 6.54 .352 .422 .513 .935 0.7
  TOT   9 12 .429 32 24 0 0 0 132.0 194 103 14 75 82 7.02 .348 .423 .506 .929 0.7
    AAA   1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 7.7 3 1 0 4 7 1.17 .115 .233 .154 .387  
1959 32 PB HL 8 1 .889 20 16 1 1 0 100.0 89 36 2 52 63 3.24 .241 .331 .319 .650 7.4
1960 33 HIN SP 11 11 .500 32 32 0 0 0 200.3 198 84 13 87 130 3.77 .256 .331 .352 .683 9.6
1961 34 HIN SP 4 5 .444 46 10 0 0 0 106.0 116 47 8 32 69 3.99 .280 .333 .386 .720 4.8
1962 35 SP SP 0 3 .000 5 5 0 0 0 23.7 25 11 3 11 19 4.18 .272 .346 .446 .792 0.9
    AAA   10 6 .625 30 22 1 0 0 165.3 167 72 19 66 145 3.92 .257 .326 .394 .720  
1963 36 SP SP 1 1 .500 36 0 0 0 1 41.0 46 21 5 17 24 4.61 .280 .350 .445 .795 1.3
12 Years Sim 97 96 .503 353 243 11 5 1 1623.6 1686 765 113 770 1007 4.24 .270 .349 .384 .734 74.6
5 Years AAA 39 29 .574 97 89 12 0 0 666.0 581 223 52 259 738 3.01 .230 .301 .352 .653  
4 Years AA 26 19 .578 54 54 13 4 0 389.7 392 165 35 127 367 3.81 .257 .314 .382 .696  
4 Years A 37 19 .661 72 72 23 7 0 548.0 515 195 34 143 459 3.20 .246 .294 .345 .639  
13 Years Minors 102 67 .604 223 215 48 11 0 1603.6 1488 583 121 529 1564 3.27 .242 .302 .357 .659  
Season Average 8 8 .500 29 20 0 0 0 135.3 140 63 9 64 83 4.24 .270 .349 .384 .734  
Career Highs 16 15 .889 46 40 3 2 1 265.3 240 122 23 119 142 7.02 .348 .423 .506 .929  
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   858 400 63 421 581   .244 .325 .353 .678
vs LH   828 365 50 349 426   .302 .381 .424 .806
Home 44 48 .478 170 118 3 2 0 805.6 849 384 51 381 489 4.29 .274 .353 .387 .740
Away 53 48 .525 183 126 8 3 1 818.0 837 381 62 389 518 4.19 .266 .346 .381 .728
Mar/Apr 16 16 .500 57 37 2 1 0 242.0 263 118 20 108 154 4.39 .280 .354 .411 .765
May 15 24 .385 60 54 4 3 0 321.6 338 164 14 162 200 4.59 .272 .356 .375 .730
June 20 15 .571 71 38 2 0 0 279.6 278 125 17 130 166 4.02 .259 .339 .368 .707
July 11 11 .500 34 28 0 0 0 185.0 193 91 17 97 102 4.43 .271 .358 .400 .759
August 18 11 .621 59 38 2 1 1 267.3 239 103 22 127 167 3.47 .240 .326 .352 .678
Sep/Oct 17 19 .472 72 49 1 0 0 328.0 375 164 23 146 218 4.50 .292 .364 .403 .768
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
1952 25 NOR HL 16 31 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 12 .032 .162 .129 .291 0.8 0.0
1953 26 NOR HL 33 70 7 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 30 .086 .122 .114 .236 -1.3 0.0
1954 27 NOR HL 26 47 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 20 .043 .082 .064 .145 -2.5 0.0
1955 28 NOR HL 26 20 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.5 0.0
1956 29 NOR HL 40 83 5 8 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 38 .096 .118 .133 .250 -1.5 0.0
1957 30 NOR HL 41 56 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 .107 .107 .143 .250 -0.9 0.0
1958 31 NOR HL 16 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .100 .100 .200 .300 -0.1 0.0
  PB HL 16 31 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 14 .129 .156 .161 .318 0.1 0.0
  TOT   32 41 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 20 .122 .143 .171 .314 -0.1 0.0
1959 32 PB HL 20 36 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 .083 .083 .111 .194 -1.4 0.0
1960 33 HIN SP 32 58 3 6 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 31 .103 .131 .207 .338 1.0 0.0
1961 34 HIN SP 46 20 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 .100 .143 .150 .293 -0.1 0.0
1962 35 SP SP 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.7 0.0
1963 36 SP SP 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.3 0.0
12 Years Sim 353 472 27 39 13 1 2 25 0 0 16 222 .083 .112 .127 .239 -8.7 0.0
162 Game Average 216 12 17 5 0 0 11 0 0 7 101 .083 .112 .127 .239 -4.0  
Career Highs 46 83 7 8 3 1 1 4 0 0 5 38 .122 .162 .207 .338 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   329 18 29 9 1 2 19 0 0 13 156 .088 .122 .140 .262 -5.5
vs LH   143 9 10 4 0 0 6 0 0 3 66 .070 .088 .098 .186 -5.9
Home 156 206 10 18 6 1 2 10 0 0 5 96 .087 .108 .155 .264 -3.6
Away 183 266 17 21 7 0 0 15 0 0 11 126 .079 .114 .105 .220 -7.7
RISP   114 0 12 8 0 0 23 0 0 3 49 .105 .124 .175 .299 -1.0
Close/Late   13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.7
Mar/Apr 37 72 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 30 .056 .068 .069 .138 -4.0
May 55 99 9 11 4 0 1 6 0 0 2 47 .111 .127 .182 .309 -0.4
June 47 76 3 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 4 36 .066 .111 .079 .190 -2.7
July 29 51 4 4 2 1 1 5 0 0 2 27 .078 .111 .216 .327 0.1
August 41 77 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 41 .091 .090 .117 .207 -2.8
Sep/Oct 69 97 7 8 3 0 0 5 0 0 7 41 .082 .144 .113 .258 -1.5
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1952 25 NOR HL P 16 16 109.7 6 12 1 0 .947 1.48    
1953 26 NOR HL P 33 33 216.7 9 23 1 3 .970 1.33    
1954 27 NOR HL P 26 26 151.3 8 26 0 2 1.000 2.02    
1955 28 NOR HL P 26 10 79.3 10 10 1 3 .952 2.27    
1956 29 NOR HL P 40 40 265.3 12 47 2 2 .967 2.00    
1957 30 NOR HL P 41 31 198.3 2 24 0 2 1.000 1.18    
1958 31 NOR HL P 16 12 48.0 2 6 0 1 1.000 1.50    
  PB HL P 16 12 84.0 4 11 0 3 1.000 1.61    
  TOT   P 32 24 132.0 6 17 0 4 1.000 1.57    
1959 32 PB HL P 20 16 100.0 9 18 0 0 1.000 2.43    
1960 33 HIN SP P 32 32 200.3 13 30 3 0 .935 1.93    
1961 34 HIN SP P 46 10 106.0 8 14 0 2 1.000 1.87    
1962 35 SP SP P 5 5 23.7 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.52    
1963 36 SP SP P 36 0 41.0 4 5 0 0 1.000 1.98    
Career Totals   353 243 1623.6 90 227 8 18 .975 1.76    
Career Highs   46 40 265.3 13 47 3 4 1.000 2.43    
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
1953 26 NOR HL 1 0 1.000 9 0 0 0 0 5.7 6 1 0 4 3 1.59 .273 .385 .273 .657
1956 29 NOR HL 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 3.3 6 5 2 3 4 13.51 .353 .450 .824 1.274
1957 30 NOR HL 0 0 .000 5 0 0 0 0 5.7 4 1 0 2 3 1.59 .200 .273 .250 .523
Career Post-Season Pitching 1 1 .500 15 1 0 0 0 14.7 16 7 2 9 10 4.30 .271 .368 .424 .791
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
1956 29 NOR HL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 1 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.
Wins
1956-7-16
Losses
1956-6-15
Games Started
1956-2-40
Complete Games
1952-9-3
1953-5-3
1956-8-2
1959-6-1
Shutouts
1953-8-1
1955-7-1
1956-4-2
1959-2-1
Innings Pitched
1956-2-265.3
Hits Allowed
1953-5-228
1956-5-239
1957-6-240
Walks Allowed
1953-1-108
1954-9-80
1956-1-119
1957-1-106
1958-6-75
1960-6-87
CAR-23-770
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 20    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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  4. Frederick Munsch (941)
  5. Matthew Marron (941)
  6. Robert Kennon (936)
  7. Billy Bierman (932)
  8. Gregory Garren (931)
  9. Gary Davies (929)
  10. Robert Westover (925)
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  1. Harry Richert (993)
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  6. James Gregorio (989)
  7. Bill Crookshanks (988)
  8. Eric Hanff (987)
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History
Drafted in 42nd round, 994th overall pick, by Northampton in 1945
Injured on 5/1/1947 with a Strained Back, out for one week
Injured on 6/18/1949 with a Pulled Bicep Tendon, out for 4 weeks
Injured on 6/18/1951 with a Stiff Shoulder, out for 6 days
Earned first career win on 7/10/1952
Had first career hit (homerun) on 7/26/1952, off Raymond Harms (JEN)
Won Player of the Week award on 5/26/1953, winning 2 games with a 1.13 ERA
Won Player of the Week award on 5/19/1956, winning 2 games with a 0.00 ERA
Traded from Northampton to Point Breeze on 7/11/1958 (Going to NOR: C K. Eells. Going to PB: P D. Withers, 1B J. Shead)
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 5/1/1959, going 3-0, 0.82
Injured on 7/9/1959 with a Broken Finger, out for 4-5 weeks
Released by Point Breeze on 10/15/1959
Signed as a free agent by Hinsdale on 3/2/1960 to a 1-year deal worth $550,000 per year
Signed as a free agent by Seneca Point on 3/2/1962 to a 1-year deal worth $700,000 per year