Pinky May Stats

Pinky May was born on Wednesday, January 18, 1911, in Laconia, Indiana. May was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1939, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Pinky May baseball stats page.

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Pinky May

Pinky May Autograph on a 1941 Play Ball Reprint (#9)
Pinky May Autograph on a 1941 Play Ball Reprint (#9)

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Birth Name:
Merrill Glend May
Nickname:
Pinky
Born On:
01-18-1911  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Laconia, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-04-2000 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Corydon, Indiana
Cemetery:
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Indiana
High School:
Laconia High School (Laconia, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
04-21-1939 (Age 28)
Last Game:
10-03-1943
Draft:
Not Applicable
Pinky May

Pinky May 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Pinky May

Pinky May Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1939 28 Phillies 135 464 49 133 27 3 2 0 62 41 - 20 25 - 1 16 .287 .346 .371
1940 29 Phillies 136 501 59 147 24 2 1 0 48 58 - 33 8 - 4 9 .293 .371 .355
1941 30 Phillies 142 490 46 131 17 4 0 0 39 55 - 30 8 - 2 18 .267 .344 .318
1942 31 Phillies 115 345 25 82 15 0 0 0 18 51 - 17 11 - 1 8 .238 .338 .281
1943 32 Phillies 137 415 31 117 19 2 1 0 48 56 - 21 9 - 1 18 .282 .369 .345
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
5 Years 665 2,215 210 610 102 11 4 0 215 261 - 121 61 - 9 69 .275 .354 .337
Pinky May

Pinky May Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1939 Phillies 3B 132 131 3,279 435 3.3 416 153 263 19 28 n/a n/a n/a .956 3.43
1940 Phillies 3B 135 135 3,459 457 3.4 436 139 297 21 12 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.40
1940 Phillies SS 1 1 27 8 8.0 7 1 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 7.00
1941 Phillies 3B 140 136 3,420 533 3.8 518 194 324 15 31 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.09
1942 Phillies 3B 107 94 2,331 349 3.3 336 109 227 13 23 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.89
1943 Phillies 3B 132 117 3,093 438 3.3 422 142 280 16 20 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.68
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 646 613 15,582 2,212 3.4 2,128 737 1,391 84 114 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.69
SS Totals 1 1 27 8 8.0 7 1 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 7.00
5 Years 647 614 15,609 2,220 3.4 2,135 738 1,397 85 115 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.69
Pinky May

Pinky May Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1939 Phillies 4 - - 3 0 n/a 232.0 23.2 7.5 - - -
1940 Phillies 2 - - 0 0 n/a 501.0 15.2 10.4 - - -
1941 Phillies 2 - - 2 0 n/a 0.0 16.3 12.6 - - -
1942 Phillies 3 - - 8 0 n/a 0.0 20.3 19.2 - - -
1943 Phillies 2 - - 5 0 n/a 415.0 19.8 8.6 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
5 Years 13 - - 18 0 n/a 553.8 18.3 10.3 - - -
Pinky May

Pinky May Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Philadelphia Phillies 19 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 19 Undetermined Stats -
1941 Philadelphia Phillies 19 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 26 Undetermined - -
1943 Philadelphia Phillies 2 Undetermined - -


What did May think of the Major Leagues after his career? In Baseball Digest, 'What Some Old-Timers Think of the Major Leagues Today' (November 1995, Rick Van Blair, Page 52) he said, "I think the biggest change in the game today is the handling of the pitchers. In the old days if a pitcher couldn't go nine innings they'd bring in the second best pitcher. Now they have all kinds of specialty pitchers. The fielders field with one hand and throw on the run and let the ball play them today. We were taught the fundamentals: To use both hands. I still don't understand how a player today can hit .200 and make a big league team and stay there. They just don't have the competition we had in my day. In my day, there was always someone in the minors ready to take your place."

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Last-Modified: June 24, 2019 9:29 AM EST

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