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Harry Anderson

Harry Walter Anderson (Harry the Horse)

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 10, 1931 in North East, MD
School: West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1957 (Age 25.220, 9,027th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds 1957-1961

Final Game: May 5, 1961 (Age 29.237)
Died: June 11, 1998 in Greenville, DE
Buried: Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE
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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
1957 25 PHI NL 118 452 400 53 107 15 4 17 61 2 3 36 61 .268 .333 .453 .785 112 181 6 6 3 6 7 *7/9 MVP-25
1958 26 PHI NL 140 585 515 80 155 34 6 23 97 0 2 59 95 .301 .373 .524 .897 136 270 12 3 3 5 10 73 MVP-18
1959 27 PHI NL 142 561 508 50 122 28 6 14 63 1 1 43 95 .240 .304 .402 .706 86 204 9 5 2 3 14 *7
1960 28 TOT NL 80 184 159 16 34 5 0 6 21 0 0 21 39 .214 .311 .358 .670 83 57 2 2 1 1 1 37/9
1960 28 PHI NL 38 105 93 10 23 2 0 5 12 0 0 10 19 .247 .333 .430 .763 109 40 2 2 0 0 1 73
1960 28 CIN NL 42 79 66 6 11 3 0 1 9 0 0 11 20 .167 .282 .258 .540 48 17 0 0 1 1 0 3/79
1961 29 CIN NL 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 33 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 484 1786 1586 199 419 82 16 60 242 3 6 159 291 .264 .334 .450 .784 108 713 29 16 9 15 32
162 Game Avg. 162 598 531 67 140 27 5 20 81 1 2 53 97 .264 .334 .450 .784 108 239 10 5 3 5 11
PHI (4 yrs) 438 1703 1516 193 407 79 16 59 233 3 6 148 270 .268 .337 .458 .796 111 695 29 16 8 14 32
CIN (2 yrs) 46 83 70 6 12 3 0 1 9 0 0 11 21 .171 .280 .257 .538 47 18 0 0 1 1 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
1957 25 PHI NL 118 452 5 -0 0 -0 -5 0 -0.1 17 17 1.6 .500 .500 1.8 -0.6 18 *7/9 MVP-25
1958 26 PHI NL 140 585 25 -0 -0 -7 -7 11 1.0 22 33 3.2 .508 .507 4.0 -1.5 39 73 MVP-18
1959 27 PHI NL 142 561 -12 -4 -1 10 -6 -12 -1.3 21 9 0.8 .491 .492 -0.3 0.5 -2 *7
1960 28 PHI NL 38 105 1 -1 -0 -4 -2 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .485 .496 0.2 -0.6 2 73
1960 28 CIN NL 42 79 -4 1 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 3/79
1961 29 CIN NL 4 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
5 Seasons 484 1786 14 -5 -1 -0 -21 -12 -1.6 67 55 5.2 .497 .499 5.5 -2.3 55
PHI (4 yrs) 438 1703 19 -6 -1 -0 -20 -7 -1.0 64 57 5.5 .498 .499 5.8 -2.2 57
CIN (2 yrs) 46 83 -5 1 0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1957 PHI NL 25 OF 109 104 79 913.0 221 213 5 3 1 .986 -0 -1 2.15 2.00 .980 2.29 2.31 MVP-25
1957 PHI NL 25 LF 108 104 79 906.0 219 211 6 2 1 .991 -0 -1 2.16 2.01 .978 2.03 2.04 MVP-25
1957 PHI NL 25 RF 1 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.57 2.00 .970 1.93 2.00 MVP-25
1958 PHI NL 26 LF 88 82 78 738.2 164 156 4 4 1 .976 -6 -10 1.95 1.82 .975 2.01 2.00 MVP-18
1958 PHI NL 26 OF 87 82 78 738.2 163 155 4 4 1 .975 -6 -10 1.94 1.83 .980 2.26 2.25 MVP-18
1958 PHI NL 26 1B 49 47 41 435.0 435 397 29 9 39 .979 -1 -2 8.81 8.69 .990 9.54 9.49 MVP-18
1959 PHI NL 27 LF 137 136 114 1159.0 310 286 18 6 4 .981 10 11 2.36 2.22 .971 2.03 2.01
1959 PHI NL 27 OF 137 136 114 1159.0 306 283 17 6 4 .980 10 11 2.33 2.19 .977 2.21 2.19
1960 TOT NL 28 1B 27 23 14 176.1 189 174 13 2 9 .989 -1 -7 9.54 6.93 .990 9.56 9.55
1960 TOT NL 28 OF 20 17 9 143.2 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -22 1.88 1.50 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 TOT NL 28 LF 18 16 8 131.2 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -19 1.98 1.61 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 PHI NL 28 LF 16 14 7 118.2 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -21 1.97 1.63 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 PHI NL 28 OF 16 14 7 118.2 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -21 1.97 1.63 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 PHI NL 28 1B 12 11 5 79.1 88 81 6 1 3 .989 -2 -24 9.87 7.25 .990 9.56 9.55
1960 CIN NL 28 1B 15 12 9 97.0 101 93 7 1 6 .990 1 7 9.28 6.67 .990 9.57 9.55
1960 CIN NL 28 OF 4 3 2 25.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.44 1.00 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CIN NL 28 LF 2 2 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.08 1.50 .973 2.01 2.00
1960 CIN NL 28 RF 2 1 1 12.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -50 0.75 0.50 .980 2.03 2.00
4 Seasons OF 353 339 280 2954.1 720 680 27 13 6 .982 1 1 2.15 2.00 .979 2.25 2.24
4 Seasons LF 351 338 279 2935.1 722 681 29 12 6 .983 2 1 2.18 2.02 .974 2.02 2.02
2 Seasons 1B 76 70 55 611.1 624 571 42 11 48 .982 -2 -3 9.02 8.07 .990 9.55 9.51
2 Seasons RF 3 1 1 19.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -32 1.42 1.00 .973 1.99 2.00
5 Seasons TOT 429 409 335 3565.2 1344 1251 69 24 54 .982 -0 -0 3.33 3.08 .984 3.50 3.53
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 NL (25, 0%)
1958 NL (18, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1958 NL  .373 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1958 NL  .524 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1958 NL  .897 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1958 NL  270 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1958 NL  34 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1958 NL  97 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1958 NL  95 (1st)
1959 NL  95 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1958 NL  136 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1958 NL  100 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1958 NL  27 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1958 NL  2.7 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1958 NL  63 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1958 NL  .680 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1957 NL  6 (5th)
1959 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1957 NL  6 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 NL  10 (6th)
1959 NL  14 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1958 NL  33.10 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1958 NL  2.9 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1958 NL  3.2 (7th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1959 NL  11 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1958 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  108 (1st)
1958 NL  88 (3rd)
1959 NL  137 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  211 (2nd)
1958 NL  156 (4th)
1959 NL  286 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  6 (5th)
1958 NL  4 (5th)
1959 NL  18 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  1 (5th)
1958 NL  1 (5th)
1959 NL  4 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  17 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 NL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1957 NL  2.16 (3rd)
1958 NL  1.95 (4th)
1959 NL  2.36 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  2.01 (2nd)
1958 NL  1.82 (3rd)
1959 NL  2.22 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 NL  .991 (1st)
1959 NL  .981 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1959 NL  11 (2nd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (293rd), 5.2 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Harry Harry the hal Harry Horse Walter Anderson

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