Rube Walberg
George Elvin Walberg
 
 
Born: July 27, 1896 in Pine City, MN
Died: October 27, 1978 - 82 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'1" Wt: 190
(legend)
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Notes:
- Purchased by the New York Giants from Portland in 1922
- High School: Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Pete Alexander
1911 - 1930
SP
120.1
Pl
WW1
 
3.3
-0.2
117.0
0.0
2 Lefty Grove
1925 - 1941
SP
103.6
Pl
 
-6.3
0.1
109.9
0.1
3 Ted Lyons
1923 - 1946
SP
71.5
Pl
WW2
 
4.4
0.1
67.2
0.1
4 Red Ruffing
1924 - 1947
SP
70.3
Pl
WW2
 
15.0
0.1
55.3
0.1
5 Carl Hubbell
1928 - 1943
SP
67.5
Pl
 
-0.3
-0.1
67.8
-0.1
6 Red Faber
1914 - 1933
SP
64.9
Pl
WW1
 
-3.5
0.0
68.4
0.0
7 Wes Ferrell
1927 - 1941
SP
61.6
 
12.7
0.1
48.8
0.0
8 Dazzy Vance
1915 - 1935
SP
59.9
Pl
 
-2.5
-0.1
62.5
0.1
9 Jack Quinn
1909 - 1933
SP
58.1
 
-1.0
0.1
59.1
-0.0
10 George Uhle
1919 - 1936
SP
56.0
 
11.5
0.1
44.4
0.0
11 Eppa Rixey
1912 - 1933
SP
55.4
Pl
WW1
 
-1.3
-0.1
56.8
0.0
12 Bucky Walters
1931 - 1950
SP
54.2
 
8.3
-0.1
46.4
0.4
13 Burleigh Grimes
1916 - 1934
SP
52.9
Pl
WW1
 
6.2
-0.1
46.9
0.0
14 Waite Hoyt
1918 - 1938
SP
51.8
Pl
WW1
 
-1.6
0.0
53.3
-0.0
15 Tommy Bridges
1930 - 1946
SP
51.1
WW2
 
-1.4
0.0
52.5
0.1
16 Carl Mays
1915 - 1929
SP
50.2
 
7.7
-0.0
42.5
-0.0
17 Eddie Rommel
1920 - 1932
SP
50.0
 
-0.4
0.0
50.4
0.0
18 Bobo Newsom
1929 - 1953
SP
48.2
 
-3.5
0.0
51.7
0.1
19 Dolf Luque
1914 - 1935
SP
47.6
Y
 
4.6
-0.2
43.1
-0.1
20 Lon Warneke
1930 - 1945
SP
46.2
WW2
 
4.3
-0.1
41.9
-0.1
21 Red Lucas
1923 - 1938
SP
46.1
 
14.1
0.0
32.0
0.0
22 Herb Pennock
1912 - 1934
SP
44.9
Pl
WW1
 
0.8
0.0
44.1
0.0
23 Dizzy Dean
1930 - 1947
SP
44.9
Pl
MIL
 
2.2
-0.0
42.7
-0.0
24 Larry French
1929 - 1942
SP
44.3
WW2
 
0.5
-0.1
43.9
-0.1
25 Mel Harder
1928 - 1947
SP
43.8
 
-4.2
0.0
47.9
0.1
26 Sam Jones
1914 - 1935
SP
43.7
 
3.2
0.0
40.4
-0.0
27 Tom Zachary
1918 - 1936
SP
41.2
 
2.7
0.0
38.6
0.0
28 Lefty Gomez
1930 - 1943
SP
38.4
Pl
 
-4.6
0.0
43.1
0.1
29 Howard Ehmke
1915 - 1930
SP
38.3
WW1
 
-0.6
0.0
38.9
0.0
30 Charley Root
1923 - 1941
SP
37.8
 
-0.0
-0.2
38.0
-0.1
31 Earl Whitehill
1923 - 1939
SP
37.5
 
1.1
0.0
36.3
0.0
32 Paul Derringer
1931 - 1945
SP
37.0
 
-1.9
-0.1
39.0
-0.1
33 Rube Walberg
1923 - 1937
SP
36.3
 
-2.1
0.0
38.3
-0.0
34 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1925 - 1943
SP
35.8
 
2.3
-0.1
33.5
-0.0
35 Bump Hadley
1926 - 1941
SP
35.7
 
0.1
0.1
35.6
0.1
36 Jesse Haines
1918 - 1937
SP
32.7
Pl
 
-3.0
-0.1
35.8
0.0
37 Van Mungo
1931 - 1945
SP
32.4
WW2
 
2.2
-0.1
30.2
-0.1
38 Ed Brandt
1928 - 1938
SP
32.1
 
4.3
-0.1
27.8
-0.1
39 Willis Hudlin
1926 - 1944
SP
31.7
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
31.2
0.0
40 Bill Sherdel
1918 - 1932
SP
31.4
 
3.6
-0.1
27.9
-0.0
41 Firpo Marberry
1923 - 1936
SP
30.8
 
-1.0
0.0
31.7
0.0
42 Hal Schumacher
1931 - 1946
SP
30.0
WW2
 
2.9
-0.1
27.1
-0.1
43 Art Nehf
1915 - 1929
SP
29.5
 
4.2
-0.1
25.4
-0.0
44 Alvin Crowder
1926 - 1936
SP
28.7
WW1
 
-0.9
0.0
29.6
0.0
45 Lee Meadows
1915 - 1929
SP
28.6
 
-2.3
-0.1
31.1
-0.0
46 Syl Johnson
1922 - 1940
SP
27.8
 
-1.6
-0.1
29.4
-0.1
47 Bob Smith
1923 - 1937
SP
27.0
 
2.3
1.6
24.5
1.5
48 Watty Clark
1924 - 1937
SP
26.3
 
0.2
-0.0
26.2
-0.0
49 Lefty Stewart
1921 - 1935
SP
26.1
 
1.3
0.0
24.8
-0.0
50 Tommy Thomas
1926 - 1937
SP
25.9
 
-0.4
0.0
26.3
0.0
51 Hal Carlson
1917 - 1930
SP
25.8
WW1
 
0.9
-0.1
25.0
-0.1
52 Clarence Mitchell
1911 - 1932
SP
24.8
 
5.1
-1.0
20.3
-0.5
53 Whit Wyatt
1929 - 1945
SP
24.7
 
2.4
-0.0
22.4
-0.0
54 Ray Kremer
1924 - 1933
SP
23.9
 
-1.5
-0.1
25.5
0.0
55 Dolly Gray
1924 - 1933
SP
23.7
WW1
 
-0.7
0.1
24.3
0.0
56 Bill Doak
1912 - 1929
SP
23.4
 
-5.8
-0.1
29.2
-0.1
57 Danny MacFayden
1926 - 1943
SP
22.5
 
-3.6
-0.0
26.1
-0.0
58 George Blaeholder
1925 - 1936
SP
22.3
 
-3.0
0.0
25.4
0.0
59 George Earnshaw
1928 - 1936
SP
21.3
WW2
 
1.3
0.0
20.0
0.0
60 Guy Bush
1923 - 1945
SP
20.5
 
-2.7
-0.1
23.3
-0.0
61 Lloyd Brown
1925 - 1940
SP
20.3
 
0.4
-0.0
19.8
-0.0
62 Oral Hildebrand
1931 - 1940
SP
20.3
 
-1.1
0.0
21.4
0.1
63 Pat Malone
1928 - 1937
SP
19.8
 
-1.0
-0.1
20.9
-0.0
64 Fred Frankhouse
1927 - 1939
SP
19.2
WW2
 
2.0
-0.1
17.2
-0.1
65 Johnny Morrison
1920 - 1930
SP
18.9
 
-2.5
-0.0
21.4
0.0
66 Ivy Andrews
1931 - 1938
SP
18.7
 
-0.7
-0.0
19.4
0.0
67 Pete Donohue
1921 - 1932
SP
18.4
 
2.4
-0.1
16.0
0.0
68 Jack Scott
1916 - 1929
SP
18.0
 
5.4
-0.1
12.6
-0.1
69 Joe Shaute
1922 - 1934
SP
17.8
 
3.3
-0.0
14.5
-0.0
70 Vic Sorrell
1928 - 1937
SP
17.3
WW2
 
-3.2
0.0
20.5
0.0
71 Milt Gaston
1924 - 1934
SP
17.2
 
-0.0
0.0
17.2
0.0
72 Sloppy Thurston
1923 - 1933
SP
17.1
 
4.3
-0.0
12.8
0.0
73 Larry Benton
1923 - 1935
SP
17.1
 
-2.1
-0.1
19.3
0.0
74 Rip Collins
1920 - 1931
SP
16.3
WW1
 
-2.5
0.0
18.7
0.0
75 Elam Vangilder
1919 - 1929
SP
16.3
 
2.0
0.0
14.2
0.0
76 Ben Cantwell
1927 - 1937
SP
15.0
 
1.3
-0.0
13.8
-0.0
77 Phil Collins
1923 - 1935
SP
14.9
 
-0.8
-0.0
15.7
-0.0
78 Ray Kolp
1921 - 1934
SP
14.6
 
-0.8
-0.0
15.5
0.0
79 Bill Hallahan
1925 - 1938
SP
14.3
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.0
15.8
-0.0
80 Jesse Petty
1921 - 1930
SP
14.2
WW1
 
-3.4
-0.0
17.6
-0.0
81 Bill Walker
1927 - 1936
SP
14.2
 
-3.5
-0.0
17.7
-0.0
82 Jake Miller
1924 - 1933
SP
13.8
 
-2.2
0.0
16.0
-0.0
83 Huck Betts
1920 - 1935
SP
13.7
WW1
 
0.3
-0.1
13.5
-0.0
84 Ray Benge
1925 - 1938
SP
13.6
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.1
15.2
-0.0
85 Ted Blankenship
1922 - 1930
SP
12.7
 
0.6
-0.0
12.1
-0.0
86 Sheriff Blake
1920 - 1937
SP
11.2
 
-0.9
-0.1
12.2
0.0
87 Carmen Hill
1915 - 1930
SP
11.0
 
-0.2
-0.0
11.3
-0.0
88 George Pipgras
1923 - 1935
SP
10.4
 
-1.7
0.0
12.0
-0.0
89 Bob Weiland
1928 - 1940
SP
10.3
 
-2.2
-0.1
12.5
-0.0
90 Nick Altrock
1898 - 1933
SP
10.2
 
0.5
-0.1
9.7
-0.0
91 Benny Frey
1929 - 1936
SP
9.1
 
2.5
-0.0
6.7
-0.0
92 Monte Weaver
1931 - 1939
SP
8.8
WW2
 
0.3
0.0
8.6
0.1
93 Jumbo Elliott
1923 - 1934
SP
8.6
 
-1.2
-0.1
9.8
-0.0
94 Tony Kaufmann
1921 - 1935
SP
8.5
 
1.2
-0.2
7.4
-0.1
95 Joe Genewich
1922 - 1930
SP
8.4
WW1
 
-0.2
-0.1
8.7
-0.0
96 Si Johnson
1928 - 1947
SP
7.7
WW2
 
-4.3
-0.1
12.0
-0.0
97 Fred Heimach
1920 - 1933
SP
7.6
 
1.7
-0.2
6.0
-0.1
98 Jakie May
1917 - 1932
SP
7.6
 
-0.6
-0.1
8.2
-0.1
99 Steve Swetonic
1929 - 1935
SP
7.4
 
-0.3
-0.0
7.8
-0.0
100 Ed Morris
1922 - 1931
SP
7.4
 
-0.0
0.0
7.4
0.0
 
  Rube Walberg
1923 - 1937
SP
36.3
 
-2.1
0.0
38.3
-0.0
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