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Full Name: Vernon Sanders Law Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/195 First Game: June 11, 1950
Birthdate: March 12, 1930 Final Game: August 20, 1967
Birthplace: Meridan, Idaho MLB Experience: 16 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on March 12, 1930 in Meridan, Idaho, Vern Law (Vernon Sanders Law) played for the Pittsburgh Pirates for his entire 16 year career. Law broke into the bigs on June 11, 1950 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and put up a 4.92 ERA in 128 innings pitched in 1950, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Vern Law's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1960, when he posted a 3.08 ERA, won 20 games and struck out 120 batters. However, others believe that it was 1965, when he posted a 2.15 ERA, won 17 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
1950 PIT N 27 17 7 9 4.92 57 83 70 5 1 0 128 137 11 49 0 2 4
1951 PIT N 28 14 6 9 4.50 41 66 57 2 1 2 114 109 9 51 0 2 6
1954 PIT N 39 18 9 13 5.51 57 109 99 7 0 3 161.2 201 20 56 3 6 3
1955 PIT N 43 24 10 10 3.81 82 98 85 8 1 1 200.2 221 19 61 7 5 1
1956 PIT N 39 32 8 16 4.32 60 110 94 6 0 2 195.2 218 24 49 10 8 6
1957 PIT N 31 25 10 8 2.87 55 72 55 9 3 1 172.2 172 18 32 8 2 2
1958 PIT N 35 29 14 12 3.96 56 103 89 6 1 3 202.1 235 16 39 5 1 1
1959 PIT N 34 33 18 9 2.98 110 91 88 20 2 1 266 245 25 53 11 5 2
1960 PIT N 35 35 20 9 3.08 120 104 93 18 3 0 271.2 266 25 40 8 2 4
1961 PIT N 11 10 3 4 4.70 20 33 31 1 0 0 59.1 72 10 18 3 0 1
1962 PIT N 23 20 10 7 3.94 78 67 61 7 2 0 139.1 156 21 27 4 2 1
1963 PIT N 18 12 4 5 4.93 31 45 42 1 1 0 76.2 91 11 13 0 2 0
1964 PIT N 35 29 12 13 3.61 93 85 77 7 5 0 192 203 18 32 6 1 1
1965 PIT N 29 28 17 9 2.15 101 66 52 13 4 0 217.1 182 17 35 2 1 3
1966 PIT N 31 28 12 8 4.05 88 85 80 8 4 0 177.2 203 19 24 1 0 4
1967 PIT N 25 10 2 6 4.18 43 57 45 1 0 0 97 122 5 18 9 0 1
Total 483 364 162 147 3.77 1092 1274 1118 119 28 13 2672 2833 268 597 77 39 40

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1950 PIT N P 27 0 0 5 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1951 PIT N P 28 0 0 10 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .926
1954 PIT N RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 PIT N OF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 PIT N P 39 18 161.2 11 23 1 2 0 0 6 4 0 .971
1955 PIT N P 43 0 0 14 35 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .925
1956 PIT N P 39 0 0 12 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 PIT N P 31 25 173.2 13 23 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 .947
1958 PIT N P 35 29 202.1 16 31 0 3 0 3 2 4 0 1.000
1959 PIT N P 34 33 266 20 47 1 5 0 1 4 1 1 .985
1960 PIT N P 35 35 271.2 28 50 2 6 0 1 5 6 0 .975
1961 PIT N P 11 10 59.1 7 13 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 1.000
1962 PIT N P 23 20 139.1 7 27 2 3 0 1 9 2 0 .944
1963 PIT N P 18 12 76.2 5 20 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.000
1964 PIT N P 35 29 192 16 36 1 3 0 2 6 0 0 .981
1965 PIT N P 29 28 217.1 29 36 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 .985
1966 PIT N P 31 28 177.2 11 36 0 4 0 2 3 4 1 1.000
1967 PIT N P 25 10 97 8 15 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 .958
Total RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 483 277 2034.2 212 453 19 41 0 13 43 31 5 .972

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1950 PIT N 27 41 0 3 0 1 .073 .136 .122 0 1 1 14 2 0 0 0 1
1951 PIT N 28 32 5 11 1 4 .344 .400 .563 2 1 3 6 0 3 0 0 0
1954 PIT N 50 52 10 12 1 13 .231 .310 .385 5 0 5 8 1 6 0 0 4
1955 PIT N 44 63 8 16 1 8 .254 .299 .349 3 0 4 16 0 2 1 0 0
1956 PIT N 39 57 3 10 1 8 .175 .226 .246 1 0 4 16 0 3 0 0 1
1957 PIT N 34 63 3 12 0 6 .190 .215 .238 1 1 1 11 1 4 0 0 0
1958 PIT N 36 62 11 12 2 12 .194 .288 .371 3 1 9 10 0 7 0 0 4
1959 PIT N 38 96 6 16 1 8 .167 .192 .219 2 0 3 20 0 7 0 0 4
1960 PIT N 35 94 10 17 1 7 .181 .196 .309 5 2 2 19 0 7 0 0 1
1961 PIT N 11 19 0 5 0 5 .263 .318 .316 1 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0
1962 PIT N 23 45 6 14 0 5 .311 .313 .444 4 1 1 7 0 7 0 0 0
1963 PIT N 21 23 2 5 0 0 .217 .217 .217 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
1964 PIT N 36 61 9 19 1 3 .311 .354 .410 3 0 3 11 1 5 0 0 3
1965 PIT N 34 82 9 20 1 6 .244 .244 .280 0 0 0 19 0 4 0 0 3
1966 PIT N 34 66 11 16 1 3 .242 .275 .333 3 0 3 11 0 4 0 0 2
1967 PIT N 26 27 3 3 0 1 .111 .143 .185 2 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0
Total 516 883 96 191 11 90 .216 .254 .309 35 7 41 179 6 63 1 0 24

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Pittsburgh Pirates (1948).

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