Ed Klieman
Edward Frederick Klieman
(Specs,Babe)
 
Born: March 21, 1918 in Norwood, OH
Died: November 15, 1979 - 61 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 190
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an Amateur Free Agent in 1937

Comparison

Comparison
Relief Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Ted Wilks
1944 - 1953
RP
16.6
 
-0.9
0.0
17.5
0.0
2 Johnny Murphy
1932 - 1947
RP
14.6
WW2
 
-0.6
0.0
15.1
0.1
3 Marv Grissom
1946 - 1959
RP
12.6
WW2
 
-0.9
-0.2
13.5
-0.2
4 Tom Ferrick
1941 - 1952
RP
12.0
WW2
 
0.3
0.0
11.7
0.0
5 Jim Konstanty
1944 - 1956
RP
11.0
WW2
 
-0.8
-0.1
11.8
-0.1
6 Mace Brown
1935 - 1946
RP
10.8
WW2
 
-1.2
-0.1
12.0
-0.1
7 Joe Beggs
1938 - 1948
RP
8.7
WW2
 
-0.4
-0.0
9.1
-0.0
8 Harry Dorish
1947 - 1956
RP
8.0
WW2
 
-0.7
0.0
8.7
0.0
9 Joe Page
1944 - 1954
RP
7.0
 
0.6
-0.0
6.4
-0.0
10 Joe Berry
1942 - 1946
RP
6.6
 
-0.1
-0.0
6.7
-0.0
11 Ace Adams
1941 - 1946
RP
6.6
 
-0.5
-0.0
7.1
-0.0
12 Gordon Maltzberger
1943 - 1947
RP
6.5
WW2
 
0.0
-0.0
6.5
-0.0
13 Emil Kush
1941 - 1949
RP
5.8
WW2
 
0.4
0.0
5.4
0.0
14 Bud Byerly
1943 - 1960
RP
5.1
 
-0.4
-0.0
5.6
-0.0
15 Ed Klieman
1943 - 1950
RP
5.1
 
-0.3
-0.1
5.4
-0.1
16 Andy Karl
1943 - 1947
RP
5.1
 
-0.1
0.0
5.1
0.0
17 Johnny Hetki
1945 - 1954
RP
4.5
WW2
 
0.6
-0.0
3.9
-0.0
18 Ken Trinkle
1943 - 1949
RP
4.0
WW2
 
-0.2
0.0
4.2
0.0
19 Dixie Howell
1940 - 1958
RP
3.5
WW2
 
0.9
0.0
2.6
0.0
20 Andy Hansen
1944 - 1953
RP
2.2
WW2
 
-0.6
-0.0
2.8
-0.0
21 Clyde King
1944 - 1953
RP
1.8
 
-0.8
-0.0
2.5
-0.0
22 Walt Lanfranconi
1941 - 1947
RP
1.3
WW2
 
-0.2
0.0
1.5
0.0
23 Frank Barrett
1939 - 1950
RP
1.2
 
-0.1
-0.0
1.4
-0.0
24 Russ Meers
1941 - 1947
RP
0.9
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
0.9
0.0
25 Bob Malloy
1943 - 1949
RP
0.9
WW2
 
0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
26 Wally Holborow
1944 - 1948
RP
0.8
 
0.1
-0.0
0.7
-0.0
27 Elmer Singleton
1945 - 1959
RP
0.3
 
-0.4
0.0
0.7
0.0
28 Woody Abernathy
1946 - 1947
RP
0.3
 
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
29 Dick Mulligan
1941 - 1947
RP
0.2
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
30 Lee Griffeth
1946 - 1946
RP
0.2
 
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
31 Hal Manders
1941 - 1946
RP
0.2
 
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
32 Jess Dobernic
1939 - 1949
RP
0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
33 Frank Biscan
1942 - 1948
RP
0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
34 Ralph Buxton
1938 - 1949
RP
0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
35 Walter Brown
1947 - 1947
RP
0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
-0.0
0.2
-0.0
36 Ken Polivka
1947 - 1947
RP
0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
37 Hub Andrews
1947 - 1948
RP
0.0
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
38 Ernest Groth
1947 - 1949
RP
-0.0
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
39 Buzz Dozier
1947 - 1949
RP
-0.0
 
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
40 Glen Moulder
1946 - 1948
RP
-0.0
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
-0.3
-0.0
41 Homer Spragins
1947 - 1947
RP
-0.0
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
42 Johnny Van Cuyk
1947 - 1949
RP
-0.0
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
43 Mike Schultz
1947 - 1947
RP
-0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
44 Rugger Ardizoia
1947 - 1947
RP
-0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
45 Dick Koecher
1946 - 1948
RP
-0.1
 
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
46 Herb Karpel
1946 - 1946
RP
-0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
47 Lyman Linde
1947 - 1948
RP
-0.1
WW2
 
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
48 Earl Reid
1946 - 1946
RP
-0.2
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
49 George Burpo
1946 - 1946
RP
-0.2
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
50 Mel Deutsch
1946 - 1946
RP
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
 
  Ed Klieman
1943 - 1950
RP
5.1
 
-0.3
-0.1
5.4
-0.1
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