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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Alton Benton
Stat Years
1934-1952  [mlb] 1934-1952
Height/Weight
6-4 / 215
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (455)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
Death
1968-04-14 [57.027]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
None listed
Colleges
Draft
MLB Debut
1934-04-18 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.031)
Service Time
Organizations
DET [9] PHA [2] CLE [2] BOS [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8725 ... retro id: benta101 ... mlbam id: 110881
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21231---794.883221705111155.01459884788582121.508.420.415.113.375.690.66.438
    1934MLB Totals: PHAbyYearMLB----231---794.883221705111155.01459884788582121.508.420.415.113.375.690.66.438
    1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21242---347.7027900718078.11108167747423012.0012.640.805.404.839.310.89.429
    1935MLB Totals: PHAbyYearMLB----241---347.7227900718078.31108167747423012.0112.680.815.424.849.330.89.429
    1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet29273---533.3019106039095.19340351039333011.388.780.943.683.123.780.85.625
    1938MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----271---533.3119106039095.39340351039333011.398.800.953.693.123.790.85.625
    1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet22284---684.5637163018215150.018294761158675011.6010.920.663.484.025.641.16.429
    1939MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----281---684.5637163018215150.018294761158675011.6010.920.663.484.025.641.16.429
    1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet19295---6104.424200035421779.1934439536502001.6310.550.574.085.674.991.39.375
    1940MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----291---6104.444200035421779.3934439536502001.6310.580.574.105.695.011.39.375
    1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet19306---1562.9738147119247157.213063521165632031.247.420.633.713.603.600.97.714
    1941MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----301---1562.9838147119247157.713063521165632031.247.440.633.723.613.610.97.714
    1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet19317---7132.90353091452226.221087739841105001.308.340.363.344.373.451.31.350
    1942MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----311---7132.90353091452226.721087739841105001.308.360.363.344.383.461.31.350
    1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet19348---1382.023127125443191.21756843763763021.248.220.332.963.573.191.21.619
    1945MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----341---1382.023127125443191.71756843763763021.248.240.332.973.583.201.21.619
    1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet19359---1173.652815616131140.21326957958602011.358.450.583.713.844.411.03.611
    1946MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----351---1173.662815616131140.71326957958602011.368.470.583.723.854.431.03.611
    1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet193610---674.4036144012227133.014777651161332011.569.950.744.132.235.210.54.462
    1947MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----361---674.4036144012227133.014777651161332011.569.950.744.132.235.210.54.462
    1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet193711---225.68300001030344.1453428436181011.839.140.817.313.656.900.50.500
    1948MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----371---225.71300001030344.3453428436181011.849.180.827.353.676.940.50.500
    1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle223812---962.12401142182910135.21163332751413011.237.700.463.382.722.190.80.600
    1949MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----381---962.13401142182910135.71163332751413011.247.720.473.392.732.200.80.600
    1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle223913---423.57360001336463.0573225730263111.388.141.004.293.714.570.87.667
    1950MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----391---423.57360001336463.0573225730263111.388.141.004.293.714.570.87.667
    1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos274114---432.39240001724637.2371110117200001.438.840.244.064.782.631.18.571
    1952MLB Totals: BOSbyYearMLB----411---432.42240001724637.7371110117200001.458.950.244.114.842.661.18.571
    MLB Totals (14 yrs)98883.664551675810171288661,688.31672831686106733697362151.428.910.573.913.724.430.95.527
    American League Totals (14 yrs)98883.664551675810171288661,688.31672831686106733697362151.428.910.573.913.724.430.95.527
    Detroit Tigers Totals (9 yrs)71643.46296126478111170451,218.7120757646877500510250101.408.920.573.693.774.261.02.526
    Cleveland Indians Totals (2 yrs)1382.59761142316514198.717365571481676121.287.860.643.683.042.950.83.619
    Philadelphia Athletics Totals (2 yrs)10135.8359307012291233.3255179151141351005131.679.850.545.213.866.910.74.435
    Boston Red Sox Totals (1 yrs)432.42240001724637.7371110117200001.458.950.244.114.842.661.18.571
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2123p---132551600020002202000.109.109.109.2185760.000.000.0000.0038.600.000.00.000.0
    1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2124p---227251100000021101000.040.111.040.1512810.080.000.0007.1439.295.500.00.000.0
    1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet2927p---319331400010001302000.121.121.121.2423540.000.000.0000.0037.140.000.00.000.0
    1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet2228p---437445400010001517003.091.111.091.2025240.000.000.0000.0028.850.000.00.000.0
    1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet1929p---54217000000000804000.000.000.000.0002100.000.000.0000.0038.100.000.00.000.0
    1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet1930p---638502310000002009004.060.060.080.1405941.020.020.0000.0033.900.000.00.0033.3
    1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet1931p---735673510000003209000.075.075.090.1657661.015.015.0000.0042.110.000.00.0020.0
    1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet1934p---831632420030022108002.063.092.095.1877362.063.032.0002.7428.7710.500.00.0050.0
    1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet1935p---928493910030001705000.184.184.204.38854101.020.020.0000.0031.480.000.00.0011.1
    1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet1936p---1036391610020001003001.154.154.179.3334271.026.025.0000.0023.810.000.00.0016.7
    1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet1937p---113011121001000602000.182.182.273.4551331.091.091.0000.0046.150.000.00.0050.0
    1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2238p---1240381500010011103001.132.154.132.2864250.026.000.0002.3826.1911.000.00.000.0
    1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2239p---133612110000002902000.083.214.083.2971610.167.000.00012.5056.254.500.00.000.0
    1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2741p---14249000000000502002.000.000.000.0001100.000.000.0000.0045.450.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (14 yrs)4555122250700140072001590013.098.112.111.223579577.027.013.1601.2134.5428.570.00.0014.0
    American League Totals (14 yrs)4555122250700140072001590013.098.112.111.223579577.027.013.1601.2134.5428.570.00.0014.0
    Detroit Tigers Totals (9 yrs)2963731837700110021421490010.099.106.118.224425447.024.019.1600.4733.4171.000.00.0018.9
    Cleveland Indians Totals (2 yrs)76502600010032005001.120.170.120.2905860.060.000.2005.1734.486.670.00.000.0
    Philadelphia Athletics Totals (2 yrs)59802700020023303000.088.110.088.1988570.025.000.1492.3538.8216.500.00.000.0
    Boston Red Sox Totals (1 yrs)249000000000502002.000.000.000.0001100.000.000.0000.0045.450.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLB23P3200.01128134039.9751.200.0021.3100.06
    1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLB24P2700.0212101514.9330.500.0018.1100.03
    1938Detroit TigersALMLB27P1900.0325102928.9661.500.0012.3100.010
    1939Detroit TigersALMLB28P3700.0627203533.9430.900.0024.0100.01
    1940Detroit TigersALMLB29P4200.0511311916.8420.400.0027.3100.01
    1941Detroit TigersALMLB30P3800.0927343936.9230.900.0024.7100.02
    1942Detroit TigersALMLB31P3500.01839506257.9191.600.0022.7100.02
    1945Detroit TigersALMLB34P3100.01144245755.9651.800.0020.3100.03
    1946Detroit TigersALMLB35P2800.01626204442.9551.500.0018.2100.04
    1947Detroit TigersALMLB36P3600.0624413430.8820.800.0023.4100.02
    1948Detroit TigersALMLB37P3000.028111110.9090.300.0019.5100.07
    1949Cleveland IndiansALMLB38P4000.04170221211.0000.500.0026.0100.02
    1950Cleveland IndiansALMLB39P3600.01802991.0000.300.0023.4100.02
    1952Boston Red SoxALMLB41P2400.0351098.8890.300.0015.6100.06
    MLB Totals - (P)4550097301261811.0000.000.00---------
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1934MLB32----------
    1935MLB27----------
    1938MLB19----------
    1939MLB37----------
    1940MLB42----------
    1941MLB38----------
    1942MLB35----------
    1945MLB31----------
    1946MLB28----------
    1947MLB36----------
    1948MLB30----------
    1949MLB40----------
    1950MLB36----------
    1952MLB24----------
    Totals455----------