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Full Name: Herbert Jefferis Pennock Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/160 First Game: May 14, 1912
Birthdate: February 10, 1894 Final Game: August 27, 1934
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 22 years
Died: January 30, 1948
Deathplace: New York, New York
Bat/Throw: Both/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948


Biography

Born on February 10, 1894 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Herb Pennock (Herbert Jefferis Pennock) played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees over the course of his 22 year career. Pennock broke into the bigs on May 14, 1912 with the Philadelphia Athletics, and put up a 4.50 ERA in 50 innings pitched in 1912, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Herb Pennock's best season was 1924, when he posted a 2.83 ERA, won 21 games and struck out 101 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1912 PHI A 17 2 1 2 4.50 38 31 25 1 0 2 50 48 1 30 0 2 3
1913 PHI A 14 3 2 1 5.13 17 24 19 1 0 0 33.1 30 4 22 0 1 0
1914 PHI A 28 14 11 4 2.79 90 56 47 8 3 3 151.2 136 1 65 0 8 2
1915 PHI A 11 8 3 6 5.32 24 34 26 3 1 1 44 46 2 29 0 2 2
1915 BOS A 5 1 0 0 9.64 7 16 15 0 0 0 14 23 0 10 0 0 0
1915 TOT A 16 9 3 6 6.36 31 50 41 3 1 1 58 69 2 39 0 2 2
1916 BOS A 9 2 0 2 3.04 12 11 9 0 0 1 26.2 23 0 8 0 1 1
1917 BOS A 24 5 5 5 3.31 35 42 37 4 1 1 100.2 90 2 23 0 0 3
1919 BOS A 32 26 16 8 2.71 70 78 66 16 5 0 219 223 2 48 0 7 3
1920 BOS A 37 31 16 13 3.68 68 108 99 19 4 2 242.1 244 9 61 0 2 4
1921 BOS A 32 31 12 14 4.04 91 121 100 15 1 0 222.2 268 7 59 0 0 2
1922 BOS A 32 26 10 17 4.32 59 108 97 15 1 1 202 230 7 74 0 7 1
1923 NY A 35 27 19 6 3.13 93 86 83 21 1 3 238.1 235 11 68 0 1 2
1924 NY A 40 34 21 9 2.83 101 104 90 25 4 3 286.1 302 13 64 0 4 1
1925 NY A 47 31 16 17 2.96 88 117 91 21 2 2 277 267 11 71 0 3 2
1926 NY A 40 33 23 11 3.62 78 133 107 19 1 2 266.1 294 11 43 0 6 4
1927 NY A 34 26 19 8 3.00 51 89 70 18 1 2 209.2 225 5 48 0 0 2
1928 NY A 28 24 17 6 2.56 53 71 60 18 5 3 211 215 2 40 0 3 0
1929 NY A 27 23 9 11 4.92 49 101 86 8 1 2 157.1 205 11 28 0 2 3
1930 NY A 25 19 11 7 4.32 46 95 75 11 1 0 156.1 194 8 20 0 4 0
1931 NY A 25 25 11 6 4.28 65 96 90 12 1 0 189.1 247 7 30 0 3 1
1932 NY A 22 21 9 5 4.60 54 94 75 9 1 0 146.2 191 8 38 0 4 0
1933 NY A 23 5 7 4 5.54 22 46 40 2 1 4 65 96 4 21 0 4 0
1934 BOS A 30 2 2 0 3.05 16 31 21 1 0 1 62 68 2 16 0 1 0
Total 617 419 240 162 3.60 1227 1692 1428 247 35 33 3571.2 3900 128 916 0 65 36

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1912 PHI A P 17 0 0 2 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1913 PHI A P 14 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 PHI A P 28 0 0 9 37 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1915 PHI A P 11 0 0 1 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1915 BOS A P 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1915 TOT A P 16 0 0 2 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .895
1916 BOS A P 9 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1917 BOS A P 24 0 0 1 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1919 BOS A P 32 0 0 13 45 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1920 BOS A P 37 0 0 6 53 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1921 BOS A P 32 0 0 11 59 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1922 BOS A P 32 0 0 8 56 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1923 NY A P 35 0 0 4 66 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1924 NY A P 40 0 0 10 61 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1925 NY A P 47 0 0 7 54 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1926 NY A P 40 0 0 2 73 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1927 NY A P 34 0 0 4 45 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1928 NY A P 28 0 0 5 59 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1929 NY A P 27 0 0 4 31 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1930 NY A P 25 0 0 3 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1931 NY A P 25 0 0 1 37 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1932 NY A P 22 0 0 4 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1933 NY A P 23 0 0 2 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1934 BOS A P 30 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 617 0 0 101 824 26 45 0 0 0 0 0 .973

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1912 PHI A 17 15 1 2 0 0 .133 .133 .200 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1913 PHI A 14 9 0 1 0 0 .111 .200 .111 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
1914 PHI A 28 56 7 12 0 9 .214 .241 .286 0 2 2 11 0 1 0 0 0
1915 PHI A 11 18 1 5 0 3 .278 .278 .333 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BOS A 5 6 1 1 0 0 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1915 TOT A 16 24 2 6 0 3 .250 .250 .333 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
1916 BOS A 11 8 0 1 0 0 .125 .222 .125 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1917 BOS A 24 24 2 4 0 2 .167 .375 .167 0 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 0
1919 BOS A 32 75 7 13 0 7 .173 .253 .227 4 0 6 12 2 6 0 0 0
1920 BOS A 38 77 7 20 0 6 .260 .345 .299 3 0 9 18 1 7 0 0 0
1921 BOS A 32 85 9 18 1 11 .212 .272 .341 8 0 6 10 1 4 0 0 0
1922 BOS A 32 65 5 9 0 2 .138 .188 .185 1 1 4 9 0 2 0 0 0
1923 NY A 35 83 11 16 0 7 .193 .272 .229 3 0 9 8 0 8 0 0 0
1924 NY A 40 101 13 16 2 9 .158 .220 .238 2 0 7 13 1 10 0 0 0
1925 NY A 47 99 6 20 0 7 .202 .218 .232 1 1 2 7 0 9 0 0 0
1926 NY A 40 85 8 18 0 6 .212 .302 .235 2 0 10 8 1 16 0 0 0
1927 NY A 34 69 6 15 0 6 .217 .250 .246 2 0 3 10 0 13 0 0 0
1928 NY A 28 74 1 15 0 9 .203 .234 .203 0 0 3 7 0 7 0 0 0
1929 NY A 27 51 4 9 0 1 .176 .236 .176 0 0 4 6 0 6 0 0 0
1930 NY A 25 60 5 11 0 4 .183 .234 .183 0 0 4 12 0 1 0 0 0
1931 NY A 25 66 8 10 1 6 .152 .253 .227 2 0 9 12 0 7 0 0 0
1932 NY A 22 53 4 8 0 6 .151 .250 .189 2 0 7 5 0 5 0 0 0
1933 NY A 23 21 0 5 0 1 .238 .238 .238 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 0
1934 BOS A 30 14 2 3 0 1 .214 .214 .214 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
Total 620 1214 108 232 4 103 .191 .253 .235 33 4 94 172 7 111 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia Athletics (May, 1912).
  • Claimed on waivers by Boston Red Sox from Philadelphia Athletics (June 6, 1915).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox to New York Yankees in exchange for Camp Skinner, Norm McMillan, George Murray and $50000 (January 30, 1923).
  • Released by New York Yankees (January 5, 1934).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (January 20, 1934).

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