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Eddie Ainsmith

Edward Wilbur Ainsmith (Dorf)
born Edward Anshmedt

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 4, 1890 in Russian Federation
High School: Colby Academy (New London, NH) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 1910 (Age 20.186)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1911 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Cardinals/Tigers/Giants/Robins 1910-1924

Final Game: July 21, 1924 (Age 34.168)
Died: September 6, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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
1910 20 WSH AL 33 111 104 4 20 1 2 0 9 0 6 21 .192 .236 .240 .477 53 25 0 1 2
1911 21 WSH AL 61 163 149 12 33 2 3 0 14 5 10 35 .221 .275 .275 .550 55 41 1 3 2
1912 22 WSH AL 61 211 186 22 42 7 2 0 22 4 3 14 38 .226 .280 .285 .565 61 53 0 11 2
1913 23 WSH AL 84 246 229 26 49 4 4 2 20 17 12 41 .214 .262 .293 .555 61 67 3 2 2/1
1914 24 WSH AL 62 162 151 11 34 7 0 0 13 8 5 9 28 .225 .273 .272 .545 61 41 1 1 2
1915 25 WSH AL 47 135 120 13 24 4 2 0 6 7 4 10 18 .200 .267 .267 .534 58 32 1 4 2
1916 26 WSH AL 51 114 100 11 17 4 0 0 8 3 8 14 .170 .231 .210 .441 33 21 0 8 2
1917 27 WSH AL 125 406 350 38 67 17 4 0 42 16 40 48 .191 .280 .263 .543 66 92 3 16 *2
1918 28 WSH AL 96 330 292 22 62 10 9 0 20 6 29 44 .212 .283 .308 .592 80 90 0 9 *2
1919 29 DET AL 114 419 364 42 99 17 12 3 32 9 45 30 .272 .354 .409 .763 115 149 1 12 *2
1920 30 DET AL 69 208 186 19 43 5 3 1 19 4 3 14 19 .231 .285 .306 .591 59 57 0 7 2/3
1921 31 TOT MLB 62 181 160 11 45 5 3 0 17 1 0 16 11 .281 .347 .350 .697 82 56 0 5 2/3
1921 31 DET AL 35 115 98 6 27 5 2 0 12 1 0 13 7 .276 .360 .367 .728 87 36 0 4 2
1921 31 STL NL 27 66 62 5 18 0 1 0 5 0 0 3 4 .290 .323 .323 .646 73 20 0 1 2/3
1922 32 STL NL 119 419 379 46 111 14 4 13 59 2 3 28 43 .293 .343 .454 .797 108 172 1 10 *2
1923 33 TOT NL 84 306 273 22 58 11 6 3 36 4 1 22 19 .212 .274 .330 .603 60 90 1 10 2
1923 33 STL NL 82 296 263 22 56 11 6 3 34 4 0 22 19 .213 .276 .335 .611 62 88 1 10 2
1923 33 BRO NL 2 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 7 2 0 0 /2
1924 34 NYG NL 10 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 225 3 0 0 /2
15 Yrs 1078 3416 3048 299 707 108 54 22 317 86 19 263 409 .232 .296 .324 .620 76 989 12 99
162 Game Avg. 162 513 458 45 106 16 8 3 48 13 40 61 .232 .296 .324 .620 76 149 2 15
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
WSH (9 yrs) 620 1878 1681 159 348 56 26 2 154 66 12 138 287 .207 .271 .275 .546 62 462 9 55
STL (3 yrs) 228 781 704 73 185 25 11 16 98 6 3 53 66 .263 .316 .398 .714 88 280 2 21
DET (3 yrs) 218 742 648 67 169 27 17 4 63 14 3 72 56 .261 .336 .373 .709 94 242 1 23
NYG (1 yr) 10 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 225 3 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 2 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 7 2 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 838 2620 2329 226 517 83 43 6 217 80 15 210 343 .222 .289 .302 .591 72 704 10 78
NL (4 yrs) 240 796 719 73 190 25 11 16 100 6 4 53 66 .264 .317 .396 .713 88 285 2 21

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
1910 20 WSH AL 33 111 -5 0 0 -1 2 -4 -0.6 4 -0 -0.1 .483 .497 0.0 0.1 1 2
1911 21 WSH AL 61 163 -10 -0 0 -2 3 -9 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .484 .494 -0.2 0.1 -1 2
1912 22 WSH AL 61 211 -11 0 0 -2 4 -9 -0.9 8 -1 -0.1 .485 .494 0.1 0.2 1 2
1913 23 WSH AL 84 246 -12 2 0 0 4 -6 -0.7 9 3 0.3 .492 .496 0.3 0.4 3 2/1
1914 24 WSH AL 62 162 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .492 .497 0.2 0.3 2 2
1915 25 WSH AL 47 135 -6 0 0 2 2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.1 0.5 1 2
1916 26 WSH AL 51 114 -8 0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.9 4 -3 -0.4 .484 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2 2
1917 27 WSH AL 125 406 -13 1 0 -1 6 -7 -0.9 15 8 0.7 .493 .494 0.8 0.6 9 *2
1918 28 WSH AL 96 330 -8 -0 0 -1 5 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.9 0.5 9 *2
1919 29 DET AL 114 419 8 -0 0 -3 5 10 1.1 16 25 2.7 .509 .506 3.0 0.3 28 *2
1920 30 DET AL 69 208 -11 0 0 -2 2 -11 -1.1 8 -3 -0.3 .484 .493 -0.1 0.1 -1 $5,000 2/3
1921 31 DET AL 35 115 -2 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .498 .499 0.4 0.0 4 $6,000 2
1921 31 STL NL 27 66 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 2/3
1922 32 STL NL 119 419 3 0 0 0 4 7 0.7 13 20 2.0 .506 .504 2.0 0.4 20 *2
1923 33 STL NL 82 296 -15 2 0 -1 2 -12 -1.2 9 -2 -0.3 .486 .493 -0.2 0.2 -1 2
1923 33 BRO NL 2 10 -1 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .417 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1924 34 NYG NL 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 /2
15 Seasons 1078 3416 -99 5 0 -14 46 -62 -7.0 123 61 5.7 .494 .498 7.2 3.7 75 $11,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
WSH (9 yrs) 620 1878 -80 3 0 -6 30 -53 -6.2 71 18 1.3 .490 .496 2.0 2.7 24
STL (3 yrs) 228 781 -13 2 0 -2 7 -6 -0.7 24 18 1.7 .497 .500 1.9 0.5 20
DET (3 yrs) 218 742 -5 0 0 -6 9 -2 -0.1 28 26 2.7 .499 .501 3.3 0.4 32 $11,000
NYG (1 yr) 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .509 .501 0.1 -0.0 1
BRO (1 yr) 2 10 -1 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .417 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1913 23 WSH AL 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 2.56 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 2.56 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 54.00 68 0 0 0 0 0 20 136 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 204 14 2.56 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1913 23 WSH AL 0.1 1 0 2 54.00 3.94 0.97 0.00 101.0 3.00 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .321 .499
1 Season 0.1 1 0 2 54.00 3.94 0.97 0.00 101.0 3.00 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .321 .499

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1910 WSH AL 20 C 30 190 131 52 7 4 .963 6.10 .968 6.88 8 38 33 46% 45%
1911 WSH AL 21 C 47 293 208 71 14 2 .952 5.94 .965 6.80 8 53 47 47% 45%
1912 WSH AL 22 C 59 522 415 85 22 5 .958 8.47 .961 6.78 9 58 54 48% 42%
1913 WSH AL 23 C 79 517 418 82 17 10 .967 6.33 .967 6.56 10 71 57 45% 45%
1913 WSH AL 23 P 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1914 WSH AL 24 C 51 43 37 356 290 55 11 5 .969 6.76 .967 6.69 5 50 39 44% 45%
1915 WSH AL 25 C 42 38 30 259 209 47 3 2 .988 6.10 .965 6.46 1 37 27 42% 43%
1916 WSH AL 26 C 46 28 22 268 207 50 11 9 .959 5.59 .974 6.33 7 23 34 60% 43%
1917 WSH AL 27 C 119 104 94 756 580 154 22 15 .971 6.17 .971 5.71 15 132 102 44% 45%
1918 WSH AL 28 C 89 83 76 558 413 131 14 13 .975 6.11 .970 5.51 13 79 72 48% 44%
1919 DET AL 29 C 106 105 100 585 456 107 22 7 .962 5.31 .974 5.57 9 82 55 40% 45%
1920 DET AL 30 C 61 51 45 287 219 55 13 4 .955 4.49 .973 5.11 7 34 32 48% 48%
1920 DET AL 30 1B 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .990 10.80
1921 TOT MLB 31 C 57 45 36 222 169 42 11 5 .950 3.70 .971 4.88 6 38 21 36% 46%
1921 DET AL 31 C 34 28 25 131 99 25 7 3 .947 3.65 .971 4.89 2 23 12 34% 45%
1921 STL NL 31 C 23 17 11 91 70 17 4 2 .956 3.78 .971 4.87 4 15 9 38% 49%
1921 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00 .990 10.80
1922 STL NL 32 C 116 104 82 547 428 99 20 14 .963 4.54 .974 4.63 5 45 55 55% 46%
1923 TOT NL 33 C 82 73 58 315 251 58 6 4 .981 3.77 .976 4.66 7 46 35 43% 44%
1923 STL NL 33 C 80 71 56 298 235 57 6 3 .980 3.65 .976 4.66 7 45 34 43% 44%
1923 BRO NL 33 C 2 2 2 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 8.50 .976 4.65 0 1 1 50% 44%
1924 NYG NL 34 C 9 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.56 .980 4.78 0 0 0
15 Seasons C 993 674 580 5680 4399 1088 193 99 .966 5.53 .970 5.70 110 786 663 46% 45%
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 5.50 .990 10.80
1 Season P 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
15 Seasons TOT 996 674 580 0.1 5691 4410 1088 193 99 .966 0.00 5.52 .970 2.70 5.71 110 786 663 46% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1918 AL  9 (8th)
1919 AL  12 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1922 NL  13 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1918 AL  44 (6th)
1922 NL  43 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1922 NL  29.2 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1917 AL  119 (4th)
1918 AL  89 (3rd)
1919 AL  106 (3rd)
1922 NL  116 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1912 AL  415 (3rd)
1913 AL  418 (4th)
1917 AL  580 (2nd)
1918 AL  413 (2nd)
1919 AL  456 (3rd)
1922 NL  428 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1917 AL  154 (2nd)
1918 AL  131 (2nd)
1919 AL  107 (5th)
1922 NL  99 (4th)
Career  1,088 (32nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1912 AL  22 (3rd)
1913 AL  17 (3rd)
1917 AL  22 (2nd)
1918 AL  14 (2nd)
1919 AL  22 (1st)
1922 NL  20 (1st)
Career  193 (45th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1913 AL  10 (3rd)
1917 AL  15 (3rd)
1918 AL  13 (3rd)
1922 NL  14 (2nd)
Career  99 (60th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1910 AL  8 (4th)
1912 AL  9 (5th)
1917 AL  15 (2nd)
1918 AL  13 (1st)
1919 AL  9 (2nd)
1920 AL  7 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1917 AL  132 (2nd)
1918 AL  79 (3rd)
1919 AL  82 (1st)
1922 NL  45 (4th)
Career  786 (62nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1917 AL  102 (2nd)
1918 AL  72 (2nd)
1922 NL  55 (3rd)
Career  663 (38th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1916 AL  59.6 (5th)
1920 AL  48.5 (5th)
1922 NL  55.0 (3rd)
Career  45.8 (77th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1912 AL  8.47 (1st)
1913 AL  6.33 (2nd)
1917 AL  6.17 (1st)
1918 AL  6.11 (1st)
1919 AL  5.31 (5th)
1922 NL  4.54 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1918 AL  .975 (4th)
1923 NL  .981 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1910 AL  born 1890-02-04 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (765), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (249th), 5.7 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1920 30 Detroit Tigers $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 31 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/STL
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Edward Dorf Eddie eddy edward Wilbur Ainsmith

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