Lore Verne "King" Bader
Pitcher

6'0", 175 lbs., Batted Left, Threw Right
Born: April 27, 1888, Bader, Illinois
Died: June 2, 1973, Le Roy, Kansas

Major League Debut: September 30, 1912

 

Lore Bader pitched in two games for the New York Giants in 1912. With Boston in 1917, he was 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 15 games, all but one in relief. After that season, Bader enlisted in the Navy. He was discharged in June 1918 because of loose knee ligaments, and he rejoined the Red Sox. Bader was also known as "Two Pairs" because he loved playing cards.

Bader pitched with Toronto (International League) in 1920 and 1923 and was a player-manager with Lynn, Mass. (New England League) in 1926. He also worked as a Boston Braves scout in 1927. He managed the Hartford club in the Eastern League in 1930.

According to Lura Bader, in a letter to the Baseball Hall of Fame, her husband was born in a small Illinois town "settled by the Bader clan. An old uncle was in the logging and lumber business and thru him a [railroad] spur was built..."

 

Pitching
Year Ag Tm  Lg  W  L   G  GS  CG SHO SV  IP     H  ER HR  BB  SO  ERA *lgERA *ERA+
1912 24 NYG NL  2  0   2   1   1  0   0  10.0   9   1  0   6   3  0.90  3.37  374
1917 29 BOS AL  2  0  15   1   0  0   1  38.1  48  10  1  18  14  2.35  2.58  110
1918 30 BOS AL  1  3   5   4   2  1   0  27.0  26  10  1  12  10  3.33  2.68   81
 3 Yr WL% .625  5  3  22   6   3  1   1  75.1  83  21  2  36  27  2.51  2.72  109
 
Batting
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G  AB  R  H  2B 3B  HR  RBI SB CS BB SO    BA  OBP  SLG TB SH HBP
1912 24 NYG NL  2   3  0  0   0  0   0   0   0     0  0  .000 .000 .000  0  0  0
1917 29 BOS AL 15  10  1  3   0  0   0   1   0     0  0  .300 .364 .300  3  1  1
1918 30 BOS AL  5   9  0  1   0  0   0   0   0     0  3  .111 .111 .111  1  0  0
3 Seasons      22  22  1  4   0  0   0   1   0  0  0  3  .182 .217 .182  4  1  1
 
Fielding
Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G   PO    A    E   DP     FP  lgFP   RnF lgRnF
1912 24 NYG NL   P   2    1    3    0    0  1.000  .948  2.00  1.55
1917 29 BOS AL   P  15    1   15    1    1   .941  .947  1.07  1.83
1918 30 BOS AL   P   5    1    2    1    0   .750  .952  0.60  1.85
Position Total   P  22    3   20    2    1   .920  .958  1.05  1.82
 
Minor League Pitching
YEAR TEAM           LG     W   L   G  CG   ERA    IP    H    R  ER   BB   SO
1911 Independence   WA             
     Dallas         TL     1   1   8              45   29   21       15   13
1912 Dallas         TL    16  14  41             273  215   76       71  123
1913 Dallas         TL    22  12  46             308  238   90       90  170
1914 Buffalo        IL    16   7  30             214  214   91       79  101
1915 Buffalo        IL    20  18  48             334  308  123      119  132
1916 Buffalo        IL    23   8  37       2.05  294  294       67   91  127
1920 Toronto        IL    19   9  39  15   2.91  229  217  101  74   77   94
1923 Toronto        IL             7
1926 Lynn           NEL    6   3  15   9   2.64   99  102   50  29   35   27
1928 Providence     EL     1   0   4
1929 Providence     EL     0   0   3
INCOMPLETE TOTALS        124  72 278  24        1796 1617  552 170  577  787
Also played Twilight Ball in Boston, 1924.
Manager: Lynn 1926, Providence 1928-29, Hartford 1930.
Minor Leagues: IL - International League; EL - Eastern League; TL - Texas League;
PCL - Pacific Coast League; SA - Southern Association; NEL - New England League;
WA - Western Association.