#10 Mel "Chief" Harder, Starting Pitcher, 38 yrs, Boston (N) Braves
Wednesday, 5/3/1948
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Mel Harder
Chief
10/15/1909
38
USA,NE,BEEMER
6"1
215

Starting Pitcher
R
R
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Minimal
Loyal
None at all
2 / 6 (Fair)
0 / 6 (Unknown)
Good
Suffers
Normal
1.0 Stars
 

Contract & Roster Status

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Big League Contract
$ 3,300,000
1948
13 Year(s), 4 Days (2240 total Days)
32 Day(s)
13 Year(s), 84 Days (2320 total Days)
20 Year(s)
Not eligible
2 Option Year(s) left
  

Pitching Ratings

PitchingStuffControlMovementVelocity
Overall25891-94 Mph
Versus LHB258 
Versus RHB258 
Talent359 
Pitching Ratings
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Holding Runners :

9
46
3
 Pitches:
Fastball
Changeup
Slider
Splitfinger-Fastball
 

Batting Ratings

BattingContactGapPowerDiscipline/EyeAvoid K's
Overall23114
Versus LHP23114
Versus RHP33114
Talent111110
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1
3
2
1
Spray Hitter
Fielding Ratings
P : 5 (Range), .957 (Fielding Pct.)
Catcher Arm : 1
Outfield Arm : 2

Game Log, Last 10 Games

DateOpp. ResultStartIPHRERBBKDec    
4/2@CINL 5-10*5.2910871L    
4/8@PITW 7-3*993325W    
4/13@CHCL 5-6*896514L    
4/18@NYNW 9-4*964463W    
4/24CINW 6-3*9123333W    
5/1@PITL 5-6*8134463     

Pitching Stats 1948

OverallGGSWLSVERAIPHARERBBKCGCG%SHOQSQS%
Overall663204.9948.25830272519466.70233.3
Projected3636181204.99291.0348180162150114     
OverallSVOBSSV%RAGFR/9H/9K/9BB/9RLRLSRLS%IRIRSIRS%ERC
 00.00015.510.73.54.610.000.06.07
 ABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSFSHHPAVGOBPSLGOPS
vs. LHB112376041617179001.330.414.491.905
vs. RHB81212031213810000.259.319.395.714
 GGSWLSVERAIPHARERBBK
Home111003.009.0123333
Road552205.4539.24627242216
This Week110004.508.0134463
Last Week111003.009.0123333
MonthGGSWLSVERAIPHARERBBK
March/April553205.0940.24526231916
May110004.508.0134463

Career Pitching Stats

YearGGSWLSVERAIPHARERHRBBKCGSHOWHIPBABIPTeams
1934773205.2446.153322732120301.60.307NYN BSN
19351112109.0018.03118184710102.11.403BSN
19363126121305.90216.22681521422588701601.64.312BSN
19372555626.6355.275424152814001.85.327BSN
1938351816403.08184.11897763753891111.31.295BSN,NL
19393232141403.96273.0255125120171141352221.35.269BSN
19403333171204.67264.0273145137331071272311.44.277BSN
1941393927903.77327.1322148137251121522661.33.277BSN,NL
19424141201303.75348.0338169145311101803031.29.274BSN
19433939162005.39317.1333205190391301282521.46.275BSN
19443333141204.36281.0277147136341161102011.40.263BSN
19453333102005.17266.129217615328114942411.52.289BSN
19463333171304.58267.126014013627121972311.43.262BSN,NL
19472626131006.29194.22331501362893851611.67.305BSN
1948663204.9948.258302772519401.71.305BSN
Total42437218915124.663108.232571756160831312391330244191.45.283 

Career Minor League Pitching Stats

YearGGSWLSVERAIPHARERHRBBKCGSHOWHIPBABIP
1928, AAA1485504.1074.284363442339201.43.315
1929, AAA1152203.6254.254272231618201.28.270
1930, AAA242312704.19176.1184938256293721.40.305
1931, AAA191913303.05159.11546654964601321.37.274
1932, AAA272713604.35200.22291089715801041021.54.318
1933, AAA242410604.47167.01679883149396601.56.284
1934, AAA221641204.35136.21497366125564821.49.295
1935, AAA821102.2528.0299721216101.46.290

Career Postseason Pitching Stats

YearGGSWLSVERAIPHARERBBKCGSHO
1937200010.004.01002100
1943220107.3614.22513124600
Total420115.7918.22613126700

Career Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTeams
19347163000020600.188.188.188.375NYN BSN
19351121000000000.500.500.5001.000BSN
1936317020001012200.029.042.029.071BSN
193725120000002600.000.143.000.143BSN
1938356271005402800.113.113.129.242BSN,NL
1939329191003412400.099.108.110.217BSN
19403399193006724220.192.206.222.428BSN
19413911920500101544200.168.192.210.402BSN,NL
194241124143008434700.113.131.137.268BSN
194339112141007514500.125.132.134.266BSN
194433101131003913000.129.136.139.275BSN
19453399101003602800.101.100.111.211BSN
194633981440191312200.143.152.214.366BSN,NL
1947267490007322000.122.143.122.264BSN
19486182000120600.111.111.111.222BSN
Total4241097137200163741836820.125.138.146.284 

Fielding Stats 1948

PositionGGSPOADPTCEPCTINNRANGEPBRSTARTORTO%
Pitcher66451901.00048.21.66    

Player History

Drafted in 2nd round, 17th overall pick, by New York (N) in 1928...
Injured on 5/25/1930 with a Strained Bicep Muscle, out for 4 weeks...
Injured on 5/1/1933 with a Pulled Bicep Muscle, out for 3 weeks...
Traded from New York (N) to Boston (N) on 2/18/1934 (Going to BSN: P Mel Harder. Going to NYN: P Bud Tinning)...
Had first career hit on 8/26/1934, off Ted Trent (PHI)...
Earned first career win on 8/26/1934...
Injured on 9/18/1934 with a Strained Back Muscle, out for one week...
Injured on 5/27/1937 with a Ruptured Tricep Tendon, out for 3-4 weeks...
Won World Series with Boston (N) in 1937...
Was selected to the 1938 Allstar game...
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 8/1/1938, going 5-1, 2.14...
1/31/1939: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,851,429 through salary arbitration...
1/31/1940: Gets a new one-year contract worth $4,214,286 through salary arbitration...
9/26/1940: Signed a contract extension with Boston (N), $4,370,000 per year, for 3 years.
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 5/1/1941, going 5-1, 2.51...
Injured on 5/24/1941 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for 1-2 weeks...
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 7/1/1941, going 5-1, 1.36...
Was selected to the 1941 Allstar game...
Injured on 10/15/1943 with a Pulled Tricep Muscle, out for 3-4 weeks...
10/26/1943: Signed a contract extension with Boston (N), $2,750,000 per year, for 2 years.
9/9/1945: Signed a contract extension with Boston (N), $3,030,000 per year, for 2 years.
Hit first career homerun on 4/18/1946, off Emmett O'neill (BRO)...
Was selected to the 1946 Allstar game...
Injured on 6/22/1947 with a Strained Rotator Cuff Muscle, out for 4 weeks...
10/4/1947: Signed a contract extension with Boston (N), $3,300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Pitching Leader Boards Appearances
ERA
1938 - 3.08 - 3rd
1939 - 3.96 - 4th
1940 - 4.67 - 10th
1941 - 3.77 - 4th
1942 - 3.75 - 4th
1944 - 4.36 - 8th
WHIP
1938 - 1.31 - 7th
1939 - 1.35 - 10th
1941 - 1.33 - 9th
1942 - 1.29 - 7th
Wins
1941 - 27 - 1st
1942 - 20 - 7th
Losses
1943 - 20 - 3rd
1945 - 20 - 3rd
IP
1941 - 327.1 - 7th
1942 - 348.0 - 1st
1943 - 317.1 - 8th
CG
1941 - 26 - 5th
1942 - 30 - 2nd
1943 - 25 - 6th
1946 - 23 - 10th
SHO
1939 - 2 - 7th
1941 - 6 - 2nd
1942 - 3 - 5th
1943 - 2 - 6th
1946 - 1 - 10th
   

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