Urban Shocker

Position
Pitcher
Years
1916-1928
Hall Rating
108
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Urban Shocker Photo
Peak
56%
Longevity
44%

Urban Shocker tragically died at the age of 37 due to a weakened heart caused by pneumonia. He died less than a year after posting an 18-6 record for the 1927 Yankees. Shocker had been suffering from a congenital heart condition for years. Befor joining New York, Shocker starred for the St. Louis Browns. He won twenty games in four consecutive years with the Browns, posting a .641 winning percentage for a team that won at a .529 clip. Shocker could hit fairly well and his 3.89 WAR as a hitter, 54.85 WAR as a pitcher, and his strong peak give him a Hall-worthy Hall Rating of 108. While Shocker an aging veteran at the time of his death, it is not much of a stretch to think he still could have added to his career totals.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
58.7 32.9 62.2 30.3
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-56 1 0 0 95 284
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1916 NYY 1.1 1.9
1917 NYY -0.2 1.2
1918 SLB (BAL) 1.8 2.7
1919 SLB (BAL) 2.7 4.7
1920 SLB (BAL) 4.3 6.7
1921 SLB (BAL) 5.3 8.5
1922 SLB (BAL) 4.2 7.5
1923 SLB (BAL) 3.7 6.4
1924 SLB (BAL) 2.5 4.9
1925 NYY 4.0 6.3
1926 NYY 2.2 4.7
1927 NYY 1.2 3.1
1928 NYY 0.1 0.1
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