July 25, 2021

No. 78: Greatest Dodgers of All-Time: Leon Cadore (True Blue LA)


Leon Cadore

Time with Dodgers: 1915-1923

Stats: 68-71, 3.11 ERA, 83 CG, 1,251 IP, 440 SO, 107 ERA+, 3.18 FIP, 1.238 WHIP

Baseball Reference WAR: 18.9

FanGraphs WAR: 15.2

Combined WAR: 17.05


Leon Cadore pitched for Brooklyn from 1915 through 1923. However, it took a while for his career to really get going. He appeared in 47 games through his first four seasons, but 37 of those came in 1917. Cadore pitched in eight games his first two years, and then only two in 1918.

1919 was when he began to eat innings. Over the next four seasons, Cadore would appear in 134 games while starting 108 of them.

His best stretch was from 1919 and 1920. He made 57 starts, throwing 32 complete games. Cadore’s earned run average was 2.50 after tossing more than 500 innings. He also owned an ERA+ of 124, a FIP of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.15.

Over a 16-game stretch in 1919, Cadore had a 1.54 ERA. He threw 99 13 innings, holding opponents to an average of only .213. The following year in 1920, Cadore opened the season 4-2 through his first eight starts. In 83 13 innings, he owned an ERA of 1.08.

Now, this is when things get wild. Get ready. On May 1, Cadore threw a TWENTY SIX (26!!!) inning…

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