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Willie Adams

James Irvin Adams

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 27, 1890 in Clearfield, PA
School: Albright College (Reading, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1912 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Browns/Rebels 1912-1919

Final Game: September 6, 1919 (Age 28)
Died: June 18, 1937 in Albany, NY
Buried: In Unknown Cemetery, Phillipsburg, PA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 2 3 .400 3.88 13 5 8 0 0 0 46.1 50 32 20 0 19 16 2 0 3 197 87 1.489 9.7 0.0 3.7 3.1 0.84
1913 22 SLB AL 0 0 10.00 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 12 14 10 1 4 5 3 0 0 48 31 1.778 12.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 1.25
1914 23 PBS FL 1 1 .500 3.74 15 2 10 1 0 2 55.1 70 29 23 4 22 14 1 0 2 238 85 1.663 11.4 0.7 3.6 2.3 0.64
1918 27 PHA AL 5 12 .294 4.42 32 14 9 7 0 0 169.0 164 95 83 2 97 39 12 0 3 733 65 1.544 8.7 0.1 5.2 2.1 0.40
1919 28 PHA AL 0 0 3.86 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 7 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 21 96 1.929 13.5 1.9 3.9 0.0 0.00
5 Yrs 8 16 .333 4.37 65 21 30 8 0 2 284.1 303 172 138 8 144 74 19 0 8 1237 70 1.572 9.6 0.3 4.6 2.3 0.51
162 Game Avg. 6 13 .333 4.37 51 17 24 6 0 2 225 240 136 109 6 114 59 15 0 6 978 70 1.572 9.6 0.3 4.6 2.3 0.51
PHA (2 yrs) 5 12 .294 4.40 33 14 10 7 0 0 173.2 171 97 85 3 99 39 13 0 3 754 66 1.555 8.9 0.2 5.1 2.0 0.39
SLB (2 yrs) 2 3 .400 4.88 17 5 10 0 0 0 55.1 62 46 30 1 23 21 5 0 3 245 68 1.536 10.1 0.2 3.7 3.4 0.91
PBS (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.74 15 2 10 1 0 2 55.1 70 29 23 4 22 14 1 0 2 238 85 1.663 11.4 0.7 3.6 2.3 0.64
AL (4 yrs) 7 15 .318 4.52 50 19 20 7 0 0 229.0 233 143 115 4 122 60 18 0 6 999 67 1.550 9.2 0.2 4.8 2.4 0.49
FL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.74 15 2 10 1 0 2 55.1 70 29 23 4 22 14 1 0 2 238 85 1.663 11.4 0.7 3.6 2.3 0.64

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 46.1 13 5 32 6.22 4.57 -0.08 0.00 100.0 4.65 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .441 .495
1913 22 SLB AL 9.0 4 0 14 14.00 4.00 -0.03 0.00 100.0 4.03 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -9 .279 .495
1914 23 PBS FL 55.1 15 2 29 4.72 4.13 -0.28 0.00 99.0 4.36 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .480 .498
1918 27 PHA AL 169.0 32 14 95 5.06 3.67 0.08 0.00 103.8 3.73 -26 -2.9 1.0 -0.2 -1.3 -11 .410 .482
1919 28 PHA AL 4.2 1 0 2 3.86 4.39 -0.56 0.00 112.0 5.54 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .597 .501
5 Seasons 284.1 65 21 172 5.44 3.93 -0.03 0.00 102.3 4.04 -45 -4.7 1.0 -0.3 -2.4 -22 .427 .490
PHA (2 yrs) 173.2 33 14 97 5.03 3.69 0.06 0.00 104.0 3.77 -25 -2.8 1.0 -0.2 -1.2 -10 .416 .483
SLB (2 yrs) 55.1 17 5 46 7.48 4.48 -0.07 0.00 100.0 4.55 -18 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -12 .403 .495
PBS (1 yr) 55.1 15 2 29 4.72 4.13 -0.28 0.00 99.0 4.36 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .480 .498

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1
1913 22 SLB AL 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 51 0 0 0 /1
1914 23 PBS FL 15 17 15 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .200 .267 -25 3 0 0 1
1918 27 PHA AL 32 60 57 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 16 .140 .169 .158 .327 -1 9 0 1 1
1919 28 PHA AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 65 94 88 4 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 27 .102 .132 .136 .268 -20 12 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 234 219 10 22 2 2 0 5 0 7 67 .102 .132 .136 .268 -20 30 0 2
PHA (2 yrs) 33 62 59 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 17 .136 .164 .153 .316 -5 9 0 1
SLB (2 yrs) 17 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .067 .000 .067 -80 0 0 0
PBS (1 yr) 15 17 15 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .200 .267 -25 3 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 50 77 73 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 27 .110 .145 .123 .268 -20 9 0 1
FL (1 yr) 15 17 15 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .200 .267 -25 3 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1912 21 SLB AL 13 13 -4 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1913 22 SLB AL 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1914 23 PBS FL 15 17 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1918 27 PHA AL 32 60 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1919 28 PHA AL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .459 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
5 Seasons 65 94 -13 0 0 0 7 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .489 .498 -0.7 0.0 -7
PHA (2 yrs) 33 62 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3
SLB (2 yrs) 17 15 -4 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
PBS (1 yr) 15 17 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1912 SLB AL 21 P 13 46.1 9 0 8 1 0 .889 1.55 0.62 .940 2.95 2.90
1913 SLB AL 22 P 4 9.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.25 .940 3.00 2.98
1914 PBS FL 23 P 15 2 1 55.1 16 4 11 1 0 .938 2.44 1.00 .947 3.04 3.00
1918 PHA AL 27 P 32 14 7 169.0 56 5 50 1 3 .982 2.93 1.72 .952 2.82 2.84
1919 PHA AL 28 P 1 0 0 4.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.00 .950 2.89 2.80
5 Seasons P 65 16 8 284.1 83 9 71 3 3 .964 2.53 1.23 .950 2.89 2.90
5 Seasons TOT 65 16 8 284.1 83 9 71 3 3 .964 2.53 1.23 .950 2.89 2.90
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1914 FL  2 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1918 AL  97 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  83 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1918 AL  12 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1918 AL  9 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2164), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3345th), -3.1 career WAR/-3.1 7yr-peak WAR/-3.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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