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Al BentonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1934-1952 MLB Years: 1934-1952
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-455Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Alton Benton
Height6-4Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 18,1911PlaceNoble,Oklahoma
Death DateApril 14,1968 [57.027]
MLB DebutApril 18,1934 [23.031]
OrganizationsDET [9] PHA [2] CLE [2] BOS [1] Awards0Awards Voting2-14
TBC Player ID8725Retrosheet IDbenta101MLBAM ID110881
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Detroit Tigers in 1942
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts61Walks42Hittable59SO/BB49vsPower59Hitting48Durability76Team.526Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21S/R23794.883221117051155.01459884788582101.508.420.415.113.370.66.4384.66
1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21S/R24347.7027918007078.01108167747423002.0012.640.805.404.830.89.4294.95
1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet29S/R27533.3019109603095.09340351039333001.388.780.943.683.120.85.6254.82
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet22S/R28684.5637162130185150.018294761158675001.6010.920.663.484.021.16.4294.19
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet19R/CL296104.424204200351779.0934439536502001.6310.550.574.085.671.39.3753.76
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet19S/R301562.9738142471197157.213063521165632001.247.420.633.713.600.97.7144.01
1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet19ST317132.90353059142226.221087739841105001.308.340.363.344.371.31.3503.08
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet19ST341382.023127412543191.21756843763763001.248.220.332.963.571.21.6193.21
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet19S/R351173.652815136161140.21326957958602001.358.450.583.713.841.03.6113.60
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet19S/R36674.4036142240127133.014777651161332001.569.950.744.132.230.54.4624.45
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet19Rel37225.68300300010344.0453428436181001.839.140.817.313.650.50.5005.45
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22S/R38962.12401129421810135.21163332751413001.237.700.463.382.720.80.6003.71
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22Rel39423.57360360013463.0573225730263101.388.141.004.293.710.87.6674.63
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27Rel41432.39240240017637.2371110117200001.438.840.244.064.781.18.5713.03
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter98883.664551672885810171661684.0167283168610673369736201.428.910.573.913.720.95.5271.29
Detroit Tigers Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter71643.46296126170478111451216.212075764687750051025001.408.910.573.693.771.02.526-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1382.58761165423114198.217365571481676101.287.840.633.673.040.83.619-
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10135.8259302970121233.0255179151141351005101.679.840.545.213.860.74.435-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter432.39240240017637.2371110117200001.438.840.244.064.781.18.571-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.6659223781229220.0218108891496915001.428.910.573.913.720.95.5421.29

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21p2332551600020002202000.109.109.109.2186057.182.000.000.1020.0038.600.000.000.000.00
1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha21p2427251100000021101000.040.111.040.1511028.071.000.080.0897.1439.295.500.000.000.00
1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet29p2719331400010001302000.121.121.121.2424035.200.000.000.1130.0037.140.000.000.000.00
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet22p2837445400010001517003.091.111.091.2024052.138.000.000.1000.0028.850.000.000.000.00
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p294217000000000804000.000.000.000.0000021.000.000.000.0000.0038.100.000.000.000.00
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p3038502310000002009004.060.060.080.1404159.100.020.020.0640.0033.900.000.000.0033.33
1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p3135673510000003209000.075.075.090.1656176.143.015.015.0770.0042.110.000.000.0020.00
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p3431632420030022108002.063.092.095.1876273.095.032.063.0942.7428.7710.500.000.0050.00
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p3528493910030001705000.184.184.204.38810154.281.020.020.1820.0031.480.000.000.0011.11
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p3636391610020001003001.154.154.179.3337142.207.025.026.1540.0023.810.000.000.0016.67
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet19p373011121001000602000.182.182.273.4553113.400.091.091.2060.0046.150.000.000.0050.00
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22p3840381500010011103001.132.154.132.2865042.185.000.026.1402.3826.1911.000.000.000.00
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22p393612110000002902000.083.214.083.2971016.333.000.167.17212.5056.254.500.000.000.00
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27p41249000000000502002.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0045.450.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter4555122250700140072001590013.098.112.111.223577579.160.013.027.0001.2134.5428.570.000.0014.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter2963731837700110021421490010.099.106.118.224447425.160.019.024.0000.4733.4171.000.000.0018.92
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter59802700020023303000.088.110.088.1987085.149.000.025.0002.3538.8216.500.000.000.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter76502600010032005001.120.170.120.2906058.200.000.060.0005.1734.486.670.000.000.00
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter249000000000502002.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0045.450.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162182818200500271021005.098.112.111.223202206.160.013.027.0001.2134.5428.570.000.0014.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha23P32-1551128134039.9751.220.25-----32100.021.3
1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha24P27-782121-1514.9330.520.18-----27100.018.1
1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P19-953251-2928.9661.470.29-----19100.012.3
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P37-1506272-3533.9430.890.22-----37100.024.0
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P42-79511311916.8420.380.20-----42100.027.3
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet30P38-157927343936.9230.950.23-----38100.024.7
1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet31P35-22618395-6257.9191.630.25-----35100.022.7
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P31-1911144245755.9651.770.29-----31100.020.3
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet35P28-14016262-4442.9551.500.30-----28100.018.2
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet36P36-133624413430.8820.830.23-----36100.023.4
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet37P30-4428111110.9090.330.23-----30100.019.5
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle38P40-135417-221211.0000.530.16-----40100.026.0
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle39P36-6318-2991.0000.250.14-----36100.023.4
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos41P24-37351-98.8890.330.22-----24100.015.6
MLB Totals for P - 14 season(s)-   P455-1683973012618424398.9390.870.24-----4550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1934Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2332----------
1935Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2427----------
1938Detroit TigersALMLBdet2719----------
1939Detroit TigersALMLBdet2837----------
1940Detroit TigersALMLBdet2942----------
1941Detroit TigersALMLBdet3038----------
1942Detroit TigersALMLBdet3135----------
1945Detroit TigersALMLBdet3431----------
1946Detroit TigersALMLBdet3528----------
1947Detroit TigersALMLBdet3636----------
1948Detroit TigersALMLBdet3730----------
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3840----------
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3936----------
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4124----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1945Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB34001.933004.2610501.4311.570.000.009.6400.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs001.9330300004.7601005001.2911.570.000.009.6400.00.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1952-06-27Purchased by Red Sox from San Diego (PCL). 
1951-01-24Purchased by Sacramento (PCL) from Indians. 
1949-04-20Purchased by Indians from Tigers. 
1949-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1948-12-04Released by Tigers. 
1938-01-01Purchased by Tigers from Athletics. 
* 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.