Spud Chandler Stats

Spud Chandler was born on Thursday, September 12, 1907, in Commerce, Georgia. Chandler was 29 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 6, 1937, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Spud Chandler baseball stats page.

"Spurgeon is all business when he is on the pitching parapet, so serious one could get the erroneous impression that he lacks a sense of humor. He's restless out there, forever picking up the resin bag, scraping the sod with his cleats, punching his glove, blowing into his bare hand." - Baseball Magazine (Clifford Bloodgood, July 1943, Page 19)
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#9)
Spud Chandler Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#9)

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Birth Name:
Spurgeon Ferdinand Chandler
Nickname:
Spud
Born On:
09-12-1907  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Commerce, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-09-1990 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
South Pasadena, Florida
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, St. Petersburg, Florida
High School:
Carnesville High School (Carnesville, GA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
181
First Game:
05-06-1937 (Age 29)
Last Game:
09-26-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1937 30 Yankees 12 10 0 7 4 .636 2.84 6 2 0 82.1 336 79 26 31 8 20 0 31 1 1 0 -
1938 31 Yankees 23 23 0 14 5 .737 4.03 14 2 0 172.0 737 183 77 86 7 47 2 36 0 2 1 -
1939 32 Yankees 11 0 5 3 0 1.000 2.84 0 0 0 19.0 90 26 6 7 0 9 0 4 1 0 0 -
1940 33 Yankees 27 24 2 8 7 .533 4.60 6 1 0 172.0 741 184 88 100 12 60 4 56 1 6 0 -
1941 34 Yankees 28 20 5 10 4 .714 3.19 11 4 4 163.2 682 146 58 68 5 60 4 60 3 0 0 -
1942 35 Yankees 24 24 0 16 5 .762 2.38 17 3 0 200.2 829 176 53 64 13 74 0 74 4 4 1 -
1943 36 Yankees 30 30 0 20 4 .833 1.64 20 5 0 253.0 989 197 46 62 5 54 1 134 3 4 1 -
1944 37 Yankees 1 1 0 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 6.0 24 6 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 -
1945 38 Yankees 4 4 0 2 1 .667 4.65 2 1 0 31.0 127 30 16 16 2 7 0 12 1 0 0 -
1946 39 Yankees 34 32 2 20 8 .714 2.10 20 6 2 257.1 1,028 200 60 71 7 90 10 138 3 1 1 -
1947 40 Yankees 17 16 0 9 5 .643 2.46 13 2 0 128.0 519 100 35 41 4 41 0 68 2 0 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
11 Years 211 184 14 109 43 .717 2.84 109 26 6 1,485.0 6,102 1,327 468 549 64 463 21 614 20 19 5 -
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1937 30 Yankees 12 30 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 5 0 0 3 .133 .161 .133
1938 31 Yankees 23 69 10 14 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 23 3 0 0 2 .203 .214 .348
1939 32 Yankees 11 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600
1940 33 Yankees 27 60 5 9 1 0 2 1 7 4 0 31 4 0 1 0 .150 .215 .267
1941 34 Yankees 28 60 4 11 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 18 3 0 0 0 .183 .197 .183
1942 35 Yankees 24 71 6 15 2 0 0 0 5 8 0 14 6 0 0 0 .211 .291 .239
1943 36 Yankees 30 97 9 25 5 0 2 0 7 1 0 22 3 0 3 4 .258 .287 .371
1944 37 Yankees 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1945 38 Yankees 4 12 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1946 39 Yankees 34 94 9 14 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 27 5 0 0 3 .149 .167 .245
1947 40 Yankees 17 49 5 12 3 0 2 0 4 1 0 10 3 0 0 2 .245 .260 .429
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 211 548 53 110 18 2 9 1 45 20 0 154 33 0 4 14 .201 .234 .290
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1937 Yankees P 12 10 247 32 2.7 32 9 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
1938 Yankees P 23 23 516 68 3.0 68 18 50 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.56
1939 Yankees P 11 0 57 8 0.7 8 1 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.79
1940 Yankees P 27 24 516 56 2.1 54 4 50 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.83
1941 Yankees P 28 20 491 58 2.1 57 15 42 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.13
1942 Yankees P 24 24 602 73 3.0 71 25 46 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.18
1943 Yankees P 30 30 759 76 2.5 73 10 63 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.60
1944 Yankees P 1 1 18 3 3.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1945 Yankees P 4 4 93 10 2.5 10 5 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.90
1946 Yankees P 34 32 772 74 2.2 73 13 60 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.55
1947 Yankees P 17 16 384 43 2.5 42 6 36 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.95
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 211 184 4,455 501 2.4 491 106 385 10 28 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.98
11 Years 211 184 4,455 501 2.4 491 106 385 10 28 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.98
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1937 Yankees 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 5.0 1.55 3.39 2.19
1938 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 23.0 3.0 17.3 0.77 1.88 2.46
1939 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 5.0 0.44 1.89 4.26
1940 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 30.0 1.9 8.6 0.93 2.93 3.14
1941 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 15.0 1.00 3.30 3.30
1942 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 14.2 1.00 3.32 3.32
1943 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 48.5 4.4 13.9 2.48 4.77 1.92
1944 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 1.50 1.50
1945 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 3.0 1.71 3.48 2.03
1946 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 31.3 1.53 4.83 3.15
1947 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 24.5 4.9 12.3 1.66 4.78 2.88
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 60.9 3.6 12.2 1.33 3.72 2.81
Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1937 New York Yankees 13 , 24 , 35 $3,000.00 - -
1938 New York Yankees 21 $4,200.00 - -
1939 New York Yankees 21 , 27 $7,000.00 - -
1940 New York Yankees 21 $7,500.00 - -
1941 New York Yankees 21 $8,500.00 - Stats
1942 New York Yankees 21 $9,000.00 Stats Stats
1943 New York Yankees 21 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1944 New York Yankees 21 , 28 $19,000.00 - -
1945 New York Yankees 28 $18,500.00 n/a -
1946 New York Yankees 21 $14,000.00 Stats -
1947 New York Yankees 21 $12,000.00 Stats Stats


Spud Chandler is part of an elite set of pitchers in Major League history whose career on the mound spanned at least ten seasons and NEVER once included a losing record! The other aces: Dizzy Dean (12 seasons), Dave Foutz (11 seasons), Joe McGinnity (10 seasons), Deacon Phillippe (13 seasons), Jay Powell (11 seasons), Babe Ruth (10 seasons), and Urban Shocker (13 seasons).

Spud Chandler hung up his cleats in 1947, finishing his career with 109 wins and (only) 43 losses, a .717 winning percentage, the best in baseball history for pitchers with at least 100 wins.

Spud Chandler never had a losing season, won twenty games in a year twice, and in 1943 , put together a dream season, leading the American League in games won, in complete games and shutouts. Spud's earned run average (ERA), a minuscule 1.64, wasn't just the best in the league that season ( ERA Titles ), it was the lowest in history for the New York Yankees and remains the single season record through today ( MLB.com ).

Spud Chandler won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1943, the fifth MVP awarded to a Bronx Bomber , but the first ever won by a Yankee pitcher. Those who came before Spud (in New York) were Lou Gehrig (1B / 1943), Joe DiMaggio (OF / 1939), Joe DiMaggio (OF / 1941), and Joe Gordon (2B / 1942).

Spud Chandler was the second pitcher in the American League to ever win the MVP Award , joining Lefty Grove who won in 1931, an ace for the Philadelphia Athletics . Lefty , if you didn't know, was a left-handed pitcher, making Chandler the first right-handed pitcher in the junior circuit to win an MVP .

Spud Chandler Newspaper Article
Spud Chandler | The Harrisburg Telegraph | October 9, 1943 | Page 6
Did you know that Spud Chandler is the only pitcher in Major League history to win at least one-hundred games, throw at least one-hundred complete games, yet lose less than fifty games? His closest competition was Smoky Joe Wood who finished his amazing career with 117 wins, 121 complete games, and 57 losses.

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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