Carl Mays

Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 – April 4, 1971) was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1929. He is primarily remembered for throwing the beanball that killed Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians on August 16, 1920. Chapman became the only major league player to die as a direct result of an on-field injury.

Carl Mays
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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Carl Mays.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1915 BOS 6-5 2.60 38 6 2 0 7 131 119 54 38 21 65
1916 BOS 18-13 2.39 44 24 14 2 3 245 208 79 65 74 76
1917 BOS 22-9 1.74 35 33 27 2 0 289 230 81 56 74 91
1918 BOS 21-13 2.21 35 33 30 8 0 293 230 94 72 81 114
1919 BOS 5-11 2.47 21 16 14 2 2 146 131 57 40 40 53
1919 NYY 9-3 1.65 13 13 12 1 0 120 96 34 22 37 54
1920 NYY 26-11 3.06 45 37 26 6 2 312 310 127 106 84 92
1921 NYY 27-9 3.05 49 38 30 1 7 336 332 145 114 76 70
1922 NYY 13-14 3.60 34 29 21 1 2 240 257 111 96 50 41
1923 NYY 5-2 6.20 23 7 2 0 0 81 119 59 56 32 16
1924 CIN 20-9 3.15 37 27 15 2 0 226 238 97 79 36 63
1925 CIN 3-5 3.31 12 5 3 0 2 51 60 22 19 13 10
1926 CIN 19-12 3.14 39 33 24 3 1 281 286 112 98 53 58
1927 CIN 3-7 3.51 14 9 6 0 0 82 89 39 32 10 17
1928 CIN 4-1 3.88 14 6 4 1 1 62 67 33 27 22 10
1929 NYG 7-2 4.32 37 8 1 0 4 123 140 67 59 31 32
Career 208-126 - 490 324 231 29 31 - 2912 1211 979 734 862

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Carl Mays.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1915 BOS 38 - 9 44 2 0 0.964
1916 BOS 48 - 13 117 6 5 0.956
1917 BOS 35 - 22 118 1 5 0.993
1918 BOS 38 - 16 122 8 3 0.945
1919 BOS 22 - 9 49 2 5 0.967
1919 NYY 13 - 10 37 3 1 0.940
1920 NYY 45 - 19 106 1 5 0.992
1921 NYY 51 - 8 104 2 4 0.982
1922 NYY 35 - 8 94 5 4 0.953
1923 NYY 23 - 8 32 1 2 0.976
1924 CIN 38 - 13 94 5 5 0.955
1925 CIN 12 - 3 15 2 3 0.900
1926 CIN 39 - 16 117 4 10 0.971
1927 CIN 14 - 5 38 0 1 1.000
1928 CIN 14 - 3 17 1 0 0.952
1929 NYG 37 - 12 34 1 3 0.979
Career 502 - 174 1138 44 56 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Carl Mays.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1915 BOS 38 38 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0.237 0.310 0.263
1916 BOS 48 77 8 18 1 2 0 8 0 16 19 0.234 0.366 0.299
1917 BOS 35 107 9 27 3 3 0 14 0 6 11 0.252 0.292 0.336
1918 BOS 38 104 10 30 3 3 0 5 1 9 15 0.288 0.357 0.375
1919 BOS 22 53 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 0.151 0.211 0.151
1919 NYY 13 45 6 14 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 0.311 0.311 0.378
1920 NYY 45 109 10 26 4 2 0 13 0 5 12 0.239 0.272 0.312
1921 NYY 51 143 18 49 5 1 2 22 0 4 7 0.343 0.365 0.434
1922 NYY 35 92 7 23 1 1 0 7 0 2 10 0.250 0.266 0.283
1923 NYY 23 27 2 4 0 1 1 3 0 3 4 0.148 0.233 0.333
1924 CIN 38 83 9 24 6 2 1 12 0 4 12 0.289 0.322 0.446
1925 CIN 12 16 3 4 0 1 0 3 0 2 1 0.250 0.333 0.375
1926 CIN 39 98 12 22 2 4 0 8 0 3 7 0.224 0.248 0.327
1927 CIN 14 32 5 13 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0.406 0.406 0.594
1928 CIN 14 27 5 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0.296 0.296 0.333
1929 NYG 37 34 3 12 1 0 0 5 0 5 2 0.353 0.436 0.382
Career 502 1085 113 291 32 21 5 110 1 66 116 - - -




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