Johnny Sain
John Franklin Sain
 
 
Born: September 25, 1917 in Havana, AR
Died: November 7, 2006 - 89 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'2" Wt: 185
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an Amateur Free Agent in 1936
- Served in the USNAC during World War II
- High School: Havana (Havana, AR)

Transactions

Date        
WAR
Transaction
1
1
1936
18.2
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
DET
0.0
30.0
0.0
1
14
1940
22.2
Free Agency Granted
DET
0.0
30.0
3
1
1940
22.2
Signed as a Free Agent
Nashville
0.0
30.0
0.0
4
8
1942
24.2
Purchased
Nashville
BSN
0.0
30.0
24.1
8
29
1951
33.3
Traded
BSN
NYA
24.1
5.9
6.1
5
11
1955
37.2
Traded
NYA
KC1
30.1
-0.2
-0.2
7
16
1955
37.2
Released
KC1
30.1
0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com



Trades


8 / 29 / 1951
Traded to New York Yankees
Boston Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
NYA
24.1
0.0
28.9
28.5
-0.1
$50,000
NYA
Totals      
0.0
28.9
28.5
-0.1
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
BSN
33.3
24.1
5.9
6.1
0.4
Totals      
24.1
5.9
6.1
0.4
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
5.9
28.9
23.0
 
0.4
-0.1
-0.5
28.9
5.9
-23.0
 
-0.1
0.4
0.5


5 / 11 / 1955
Traded to Kansas City Athletics
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
KC1
30.1
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
$
KC1
Totals      
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
Kansas City Athletics Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
NYA
38.6
50.5
4.6
3.5
2.2
SP
NYA
37.2
30.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
Totals      
80.7
4.4
3.3
2.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.1
4.4
4.5
 
0.0
2.1
2.1
4.4
-0.1
-4.5
 
2.1
0.0
-2.1


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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry.

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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James