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Mel HarderTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1928-1947 MLB Years: 1928-1947
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PositionsP-582Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMelvin Leroy Harder
Height6-1Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 15,1909PlaceBeemer,Nebraska
Death DateOctober 20,2002 [93.005]
High SchoolTech (Omaha,NE)
MLB DebutApril 24,1928 [18.191]
OrganizationsCLE [20] Awards0Awards Voting3-20
TBC Player ID12415Retrosheet IDhardm101MLBAM ID115451
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cleveland Indians in 1935-1937 ... The Cleveland Indians retired his #18 on July 28, 1990
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts40Walks62Hittable45SO/BB49vsPower45Hitting46Durability76Team.517Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-Rel18026.61231220012149.0644236432150001.9611.760.735.882.760.47.0005.31
1929Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-Rel19105.6011011007017.22415112540001.6412.231.022.552.040.801.0005.03
1930Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-S/R2011104.213619177092175.020510882968445001.5610.520.463.492.260.65.5244.83
1931Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18S/R2113144.364024169081194.022911994872633101.5510.620.373.342.920.88.4814.11
1932Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2215133.753932717140254.2277125106968901001.359.790.322.403.181.32.5363.57
1933Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2315172.95433112142104253.0254113831067812001.279.040.362.382.881.21.4693.47
1934Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2420122.61442915176124255.02469774681912001.288.670.212.863.211.12.6253.66
1935Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34ST2522113.294235717472287.0313120105653951001.279.800.191.662.981.79.6673.22
1936Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2615155.173630613061224.22941551291371844001.6211.780.522.843.361.18.5004.22
1937Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2715124.283830813072233.2269127111986952001.5210.360.353.313.661.10.5563.83
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST2817103.833829915264240.025711510216621021001.339.640.602.333.831.65.6303.72
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST291593.502926312131208.021389811564671001.339.220.652.772.901.05.6254.19
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18S/R3012114.06312565020186.020096841659762001.399.660.772.853.671.29.5224.09
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18S/R31545.2415105101168.2764340837211001.659.961.054.852.750.57.5565.18
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST3213143.442929013400198.21798376882741001.318.110.363.713.350.90.4813.43
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST33873.06191816100135.01265746761400001.388.380.474.062.660.66.5333.84
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST3412103.713027312200196.02119581569643001.439.670.233.162.930.93.5453.27
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST35373.6711110200076.0933731323164001.5311.010.362.721.890.70.3003.54
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST36543.4113121411092.0853735431210001.268.290.393.022.050.68.5563.50
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ST37644.5015150410080.0914140327170101.4810.240.343.041.910.63.6003.57
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter2231863.805824331491812595233421.03706171414471611118116033201.419.730.422.943.051.04.5450.91
Cleveland Indians Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter2231863.805824331491812595233421.03706171414471611118116033201.419.730.422.943.051.04.545-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14123.803728912261220.0238110931072742001.419.730.422.943.051.04.5380.91

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-p18238000000000600000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
1929Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-p19111000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1930Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle-p2036638921041022802000.143.169.206.37513367.257.063.111.1712.9941.7914.000.000.0033.33
1931Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p214075719210100022404000.253.273.307.58023381.373.054.080.2682.4729.6312.000.000.0015.79
1932Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p2239941117710130052502000.181.222.277.499268101.246.096.149.2294.9524.755.000.000.0047.06
1933Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p23448421630150022602000.190.209.262.47122488.263.072.095.2192.2729.5513.001.1484.0025.00
1934Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p24448791460050032409000.161.189.230.41920699.222.069.103.1943.0324.248.000.000.0042.86
1935Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34p25421021121102100022907000.206.221.275.496283111.268.069.088.2281.8026.1314.501.8051.0014.29
1936Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p26368031140030001916000.138.148.188.33615487.180.050.050.1550.0021.840.000.000.0036.36
1937Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p273886515400100053307000.174.220.221.44119498.283.047.105.2115.1033.676.600.000.0026.67
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p28398831020060043102000.114.152.136.28812294.175.022.068.1424.2632.987.750.000.0020.00
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p29297281001190031726002.139.195.208.40315283.167.069.111.1943.6120.485.671.2072.0020.00
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p30316241110041041705000.177.227.194.42112171.244.017.097.2045.6323.944.250.000.009.09
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p311525120000000700001.080.080.080.1602025.111.000.000.0750.0028.000.000.000.000.00
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p3229673800020021903000.119.145.119.2648072.167.000.030.1312.7826.399.500.000.000.00
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p33194721011040021104000.213.245.277.52213253.278.064.106.2503.7720.755.500.000.0020.00
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p34307491630060001902002.216.216.257.47319376.291.041.041.2210.0025.000.000.000.0018.75
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p351125021000000903003.080.080.120.2003128.125.040.040.0930.0032.140.000.000.0050.00
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p3613351300010011400002.086.111.086.1973036.143.000.029.0992.7838.8914.000.000.000.00
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18p3715282510010021005001.179.233.214.4476135.278.035.107.2185.7128.575.000.000.0020.00
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter58412038919938549320393693690011.165.194.215.409259471314.235.050.084.0002.9728.089.460.30300.7523.62
Average MLB - Per 162 games16233425551111261011102119003.165.194.215.4097213365.235.050.084.0002.9728.089.460.30300.7523.62

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18P23-49-82-108.8000.350.16-----23100.014.9
1929Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle19P11-17-31-43.7500.270.18-----11100.07.2
1930Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20P36-175932734841.8541.140.23-----36100.023.4
1931Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21P40-1941438445652.9291.300.27-----40100.026.0
1932Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22P39-25418652-8583.9762.130.33-----39100.025.7
1933Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23P43-253228734112109.9732.530.43-----4497.728.5
1934Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24P44-2551061727871.9101.610.28-----44100.028.6
1935Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P42-28718814-10399.9612.360.34-----42100.027.5
1936Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26P36-2241338335451.9441.420.23-----36100.023.4
1937Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P38-2331248136160.9841.580.26-----38100.024.7
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P38-2402149127170.9861.840.29-----3997.425.0
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P29-2081426114140.9761.380.19-----29100.018.8
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P31-186938244947.9591.520.25-----31100.020.1
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P15-687161-2423.9581.530.34-----15100.09.7
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32P29-1981444356158.9512.000.29-----29100.018.8
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33P19-135627-233331.0001.740.24-----19100.012.4
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34P30-1961134234745.9571.500.23-----30100.019.5
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35P11-76619-125251.0002.270.33-----11100.07.6
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36P13-9259-114141.0001.080.15-----13100.08.4
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37P15-80-111-1211.9170.730.14-----15100.09.7
MLB Totals for P - 20 season(s)-   P582-34202097344538988943.9541.620.28-----5820.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1928Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle1823----------
1929Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle1911----------
1930Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2036----------
1931Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2140----------
1932Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2239----------
1933Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2343----------
1934Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2444----------
1935Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2542----------
1936Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2636----------
1937Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2738----------
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2838----------
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2929----------
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3031----------
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3115----------
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3229----------
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3319----------
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3430----------
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3511----------
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3613----------
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3715----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle37Pitching Coach1548074.51917.04Lou Boudreau
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle38Pitching Coach1559758.626--1Lou BoudreauWon World Series (Braves)
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle39Pitching Coach1548965.5788.03Lou Boudreau
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle40Pitching Coach1549262.5976.04Lou Boudreau
1951Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle41Pitching Coach1549361.6045.02Al Lopez
1952Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle42Pitching Coach1549361.6042.02Al Lopez
1953Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle43Pitching Coach1549262.5978.52Al Lopez
1954Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle44Pitching Coach15411143.721--1Al LopezLost World Series (Giants)
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle45Pitching Coach1549361.6043.02Al Lopez
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle46Pitching Coach1548866.5719.02Al Lopez
1957Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle47Pitching Coach1537677.49721.56Kerby Farrell
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle48Pitching Coach1537776.50314.54Bobby Bragan,Joe Gordon
1959Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle49Pitching Coach1548965.5785.02Joe Gordon
1960Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle50Pitching Coach1547678.49421.04Joe Gordon,Jimmy Dykes,Jo-Jo White
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle51Manager1617883.48430.55 
1961Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle51Pitching Coach1617883.48430.55Jimmy Dykes,Mel Harder
1962Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle52Pitching Coach1628082.49416.05Mel McGaha,Mel Harder
1962Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle52Manager1628082.49416.05 
1963Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle53Pitching Coach1627983.48825.56Birdie Tebbetts
1964New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn54Pitching Coach16253109.32740.010Casey Stengel
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55Pitching Coach1627290.44425.08Bob Kennedy,Lou Klein
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin56Pitching Coach1607684.47518.07Dave Bristol,Don Heffner
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin57Pitching Coach1628775.53714.54Dave Bristol
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin58Pitching Coach1628379.51214.04Dave Bristol
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca59Pitching Coach1626993.42628.04Joe Gordon
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1947-10-24Released by Indians. 
1941-09-10Released by Indians. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.