Paul Derringer Stats

Paul Derringer was born on Wednesday, October 17, 1906, in Springfield, Kentucky. Derringer was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1931, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Paul Derringer baseball stats page.

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"Paul Derringer had a great curve ball. He rolled that curveball right off the table and had a good fastball, too. If I had to pick the toughest pitcher I ever hit against, it would be Paul Derringer." - Pinky May in Dugout to Foxhole: Interviews with Baseball Players Whose Careers Were Affected by World War II (Rick Van Blair, McFarland Publishing, July 1994)

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Paul Derringer Autograph on a 1936 Goudey (#11)

Paul Derringer Autograph on a 1936 Goudey (#11)

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Birth Name:
Samuel Paul Derringer
Nickname:
Duke
Born On:
10-17-1906  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Springfield, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-17-1987 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Sarasota, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Springfield High School (Springfield, KY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-16-1931 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-27-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Paul Derringer Pitching Stats

1931 25 Cardinals 35 23 10 18 8 .692 3.36 15 4 2 211.2 901 225 79 88 9 65 1 134 6 4 0 -
1932 26 Cardinals 39 30 4 11 14 .440 4.05 14 1 0 233.1 1,043 296 105 133 6 67 7 78 9 2 0 -
1933 27 Cardinals 3 2 1 0 2 .000 4.24 1 0 0 17.0 84 24 8 11 0 9 3 3 1 1 0 -
1933 27 Reds 33 31 2 7 25 .219 3.23 16 2 1 231.0 961 240 83 106 4 51 6 86 6 5 0 -
1934 28 Reds 47 31 15 15 21 .417 3.59 18 1 4 261.0 1,128 297 104 129 8 59 2 122 7 4 0 -
1935 29 Reds 45 33 9 22 13 .629 3.51 20 3 2 276.2 1,153 295 108 132 13 49 4 120 2 4 0 -
1936 30 Reds 51 37 10 19 19 .500 4.02 13 2 5 282.1 1,207 331 126 147 11 42 2 121 6 4 2 -
1937 31 Reds 43 26 12 10 14 .417 4.04 12 1 1 222.2 963 240 100 112 7 55 5 94 0 0 0 -
1938 32 Reds 41 37 4 21 14 .600 2.93 26 4 3 307.0 1,263 315 100 110 20 49 7 132 1 0 0 -
1939 33 Reds 38 35 1 25 7 .781 2.93 28 5 0 301.0 1,245 321 98 115 15 35 6 128 2 3 0 -
1940 34 Reds 37 37 0 20 12 .625 3.06 26 3 0 296.2 1,205 280 101 110 17 48 8 115 1 0 0 -
1941 35 Reds 29 28 1 12 14 .462 3.31 17 2 1 228.1 950 233 84 91 16 54 5 76 2 0 0 -
1942 36 Reds 29 27 0 10 11 .476 3.06 13 1 0 208.2 872 203 71 83 4 49 7 68 0 4 0 -
1943 37 Cubs 32 22 7 10 14 .417 3.57 10 2 3 174.0 743 184 69 90 7 39 0 75 3 0 0 -
1944 38 Cubs 42 16 17 7 13 .350 4.15 7 0 3 180.0 772 205 83 96 13 39 6 69 2 0 0 -
1945 39 Cubs 35 30 5 16 11 .593 3.45 15 1 4 213.2 901 223 82 99 8 51 7 86 2 1 0 -
15 Years 579 445 98 223 212 .513 3.46 251 32 29 3,645.0 15,391 3,912 1,401 1,652 158 761 76 1,507 50 32 2 -

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Paul Derringer Hitting Stats

1931 25 Cardinals 35 72 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 6 0 0 3 .097 .110 .097
1932 26 Cardinals 39 73 8 13 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 11 3 0 1 2 .178 .211 .233
1933 27 Cardinals 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1933 27 Reds 33 76 5 14 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 14 2 0 1 3 .184 .205 .184
1934 28 Reds 47 92 6 18 2 2 0 0 4 3 0 21 3 0 0 6 .196 .221 .261
1935 29 Reds 45 93 3 13 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 14 6 0 0 1 .140 .140 .151
1936 30 Reds 51 90 7 18 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 15 7 0 0 0 .200 .217 .222
1937 31 Reds 43 80 2 16 3 1 0 0 11 0 0 20 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .263
1938 32 Reds 41 119 8 21 1 0 2 0 15 2 0 24 4 0 0 4 .176 .190 .235
1939 33 Reds 38 110 10 23 3 0 0 0 17 1 0 11 17 0 0 6 .209 .216 .236
1940 34 Reds 37 108 4 18 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 19 4 0 0 1 .167 .167 .204
1941 35 Reds 29 84 2 13 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 15 2 0 0 2 .155 .155 .167
1942 36 Reds 29 68 4 9 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 9 6 0 0 1 .132 .169 .162
1943 37 Cubs 32 58 4 13 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 4 0 0 1 .224 .224 .276
1944 38 Cubs 42 57 2 9 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 .158 .172 .175
1945 39 Cubs 35 75 3 15 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 12 9 0 0 2 .200 .200 .240
15 Years 579 1,260 70 220 30 3 2 0 102 16 0 219 77 0 2 32 .175 .186 .208

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Paul Derringer Fielding Stats

1931 Cardinals P 35 23 635 49 1.4 47 9 38 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.00
1932 Cardinals P 39 30 700 55 1.4 52 9 43 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.01
1933 Cardinals P 3 2 51 5 1.7 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1933 Reds P 33 31 693 61 1.8 60 3 57 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.34
1934 Reds P 47 31 783 56 1.2 55 11 44 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.90
1935 Reds P 45 33 830 79 1.8 78 9 69 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.54
1936 Reds P 51 37 847 74 1.5 72 19 53 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.30
1937 Reds P 43 26 668 71 1.7 67 17 50 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.71
1938 Reds P 41 37 921 65 1.6 64 13 51 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.88
1939 Reds P 38 35 903 62 1.6 59 11 48 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.76
1940 Reds P 37 37 890 58 1.6 55 8 47 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.67
1941 Reds P 29 28 685 59 2.0 58 16 42 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.29
1942 Reds P 29 27 626 37 1.3 36 8 28 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.55
1943 Cubs P 32 22 522 24 0.8 23 3 20 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.19
1944 Cubs P 42 16 540 38 0.9 37 7 30 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.85
1945 Cubs P 35 30 641 42 1.2 41 9 32 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.73
P Totals 579 445 10,935 835 1.4 809 153 656 26 30 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.00
15 Years 579 445 10,935 835 1.4 809 153 656 26 30 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.00

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Paul Derringer Miscellaneous Stats

1931 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 72.0 2.06 5.70 2.76
1932 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 18.3 1.16 3.01 2.58
1933 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.33 1.59 4.76
1933 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 19.0 1.69 3.35 1.99
1934 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 23.0 2.07 4.21 2.03
1935 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 13.3 2.45 3.90 1.59
1936 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 12.9 2.88 3.86 1.34
1937 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 7.3 1.71 3.80 2.22
1938 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 59.5 5.0 7.9 2.69 3.87 1.44
1939 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 6.5 3.66 3.83 1.05
1940 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 13.5 2.40 3.49 1.46
1941 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.6 14.0 1.41 3.00 2.13
1942 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.6 17.0 1.39 2.93 2.11
1943 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.7 29.0 1.92 3.88 2.02
1944 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 14.3 1.77 3.45 1.95
1945 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 9.4 1.69 3.62 2.15
15 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 630.0 5.8 12.4 1.98 3.72 1.88

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Paul Derringer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1931 St. Louis Cardinals n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1932 St. Louis Cardinals 20 Undetermined n/a -
1933 St. Louis Cardinals 20 Undetermined - -
1933 Cincinnati Reds 21 Undetermined - -
1934 Cincinnati Reds 14 Undetermined - -
1935 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined Stats -
1936 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
1937 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
1938 Cincinnati Reds 52 Undetermined Stats -
1939 Cincinnati Reds 30 Undetermined Stats Stats
1940 Cincinnati Reds 30 Undetermined Stats Stats
1941 Cincinnati Reds 30 Undetermined Stats -
1942 Cincinnati Reds 30 Undetermined Stats -
1943 Chicago Cubs 30 Undetermined - -
1944 Chicago Cubs 30 Undetermined - -
1945 Chicago Cubs 30 Undetermined n/a Stats
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On May 24, 1935 , Paul Derringer took the mound and started the first night game in Major League history - a complete game, six hit victory over the 1935 Philadelphia Phillies .

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Did you know that Paul Derringer won one-hundred sixty-three games for the Reds , second most in franchise history amongst every right-handed pitcher that has ever appeared in a Cincinnati uniform (#1. Tony Mullane , 163 wins)? The most wins by a lefty for the Reds ? Hall of Famer Eppa Rixey who won 179 games for the Red Legs .

Did you know that Paul Derringer appeared in six All-Star Games ( 1935 , 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 ) and when he appeared in relief during the 1935 All-Star Game , it was the first time a Reds pitcher appeared in a Midsummer Classic ?

Did you know that Paul Derringer lost one-hundred fifty games as a member of the Cincinnati Reds , second only to Dolf Luque (152)?

Did you know that Paul Derringer is an inaugural members of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame ( Source )? Inducted in 1958, alongside Ernie Lombardi , Frank McCormick , Johnny Vander Meer , and Bucky Walters , Derringer had such good control that he once threw six of ten pitches over the plate for a strikes while he was blindfolded!

Paul Derringer pitched-in fifty-one games in 1936, breaking Rube Benton's franchise record of fifty games pitched set in 1912, but in 1948, Harry Gumbert broke Derringer's record by pitching in sixty-one games. Three years after Derringer set the games pitched record for the Red Legs , he went 25-7, a .781 winning percentage, setting another franchise record, breaking Dolf Luque's mark of .771 set in 1923, but in 1941, Elmer Riddle broke Derringer's record when he finished 19-4, a .826 winning percentage.

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