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John Anderson

John Joseph Anderson (Honest John)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 14, 1873 in Sarpsborg, Norway (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1894 (Age 20.268)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Browns/Bridegrooms/Highlanders/Brewers/... 1894-1908

Final Game: October 2, 1908 (Age 34.293)
Died: July 23, 1949 in Worcester, MA
Buried: Swedish Cemetery, Worcester, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 30, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #637. Kevin Seitzer… #638. Jim Piersall… #639. Claude Ritchey… #640. JOHN ANDERSON… #641. Orlando Hudson… #642. Lance Johnson… #643. Frank Thomas… 

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
1894 20 BRO NL 17 67 63 14 19 1 3 1 19 7 3 3 .302 .333 .460 .794 96 29 0 1 O/5
1895 21 BRO NL 103 441 423 77 122 11 14 10 89 24 12 29 .288 .316 .452 .767 103 191 5 1 *O
1896 22 BRO NL 108 451 430 70 135 23 17 1 55 37 18 23 .314 .344 .453 .798 115 195 2 1 O3
1897 23 BRO NL 117 527 492 93 160 28 12 4 85 29 17 14 .325 .357 .455 .812 119 224 7 11 *O/3
1898 24 TOT NL 135 569 520 82 153 33 22 9 81 20 29 26 .294 .348 .494 .842 140 257 14 6 *O3
1898 24 BRO NL 6 23 21 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 4 .143 .217 .238 .455 30 5 1 0 /O
1898 24 WHS NL 110 471 430 70 131 28 18 9 71 18 23 19 .305 .357 .516 .873 149 222 12 6 O3
1898 24 BRO NL 19 75 69 11 19 3 4 0 8 2 5 3 .275 .333 .435 .768 119 30 1 0 O/3
1899 25 BRO NL 117 472 439 65 118 18 7 4 92 25 27 24 .269 .317 .369 .686 86 162 4 2 O3
1901 27 MLA AL 138 607 576 90 190 46 7 8 99 35 24 21 .330 .360 .476 .836 135 274 3 4 *3O
1902 28 SLB AL 126 551 524 60 149 29 6 4 85 15 21 9 .284 .316 .385 .701 95 202 3 3 *3/O
1903 29 SLB AL 138 577 550 65 156 34 8 2 78 16 23 39 .284 .312 .385 .698 111 212 0 4 *3/O
1904 30 NYY AL 143 598 558 62 155 27 12 3 82 20 23 37 .278 .313 .385 .699 116 215 6 11 *O3
1905 31 TOT AL 133 536 499 62 139 24 7 1 52 31 30 38 .279 .323 .361 .684 118 180 3 4 *O/3
1905 31 NYY AL 32 108 99 12 23 3 1 0 14 9 8 8 .232 .296 .283 .579 76 28 1 0 O/3
1905 31 WSH AL 101 428 400 50 116 21 6 1 38 22 22 30 .290 .330 .380 .710 129 152 2 4 O/3
1906 32 WSH AL 151 607 583 62 158 25 4 3 70 39 19 37 .271 .296 .343 .639 104 200 2 3 *O
1907 33 WSH AL 87 371 333 33 96 12 4 0 44 19 34 23 .288 .359 .348 .708 134 116 3 1 3O
1908 34 CHW AL 123 399 355 36 93 17 1 0 47 21 30 33 .262 .321 .315 .637 109 112 1 13 O/3
14 Yrs 1636 6773 6345 871 1843 328 124 50 978 338 310 356 .290 .329 .405 .734 114 2569 53 65
162 Game Avg. 162 671 628 86 182 32 12 5 97 33 31 35 .290 .329 .405 .734 114 254 5 6
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
BRO (6 yrs) 487 2056 1937 331 576 86 57 20 350 124 83 100 .297 .333 .432 .764 105 836 20 16
WSH (3 yrs) 339 1406 1316 145 370 58 14 4 152 80 75 90 .281 .323 .356 .679 119 468 7 8
SLB (3 yrs) 402 1735 1650 215 495 109 21 14 262 66 68 69 .300 .330 .417 .747 114 688 6 11
NYY (2 yrs) 175 706 657 74 178 30 13 3 96 29 31 45 .271 .311 .370 .681 110 243 7 11
WHS (1 yr) 110 471 430 70 131 28 18 9 71 18 23 19 .305 .357 .516 .873 149 222 12 6
CHW (1 yr) 123 399 355 36 93 17 1 0 47 21 30 33 .262 .321 .315 .637 109 112 1 13
AL (8 yrs) 1039 4246 3978 470 1136 214 49 21 557 196 204 237 .286 .324 .380 .704 115 1511 21 43
NL (6 yrs) 597 2527 2367 401 707 114 75 29 421 142 106 119 .299 .337 .447 .784 113 1058 32 22

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
1894 20 BRO NL 17 67 -1 1 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.3 2 -1 -0.0 .485 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 O/5
1895 21 BRO NL 103 441 -3 1 0 -1 -7 -9 -0.8 15 6 0.7 .493 .495 0.8 -0.6 7 *O
1896 22 BRO NL 108 451 7 3 0 0 -4 6 0.4 15 21 2.0 .504 .503 2.0 -0.4 21 O3
1897 23 BRO NL 117 527 13 0 0 3 -7 9 0.7 18 27 2.5 .507 .505 2.3 -0.4 24 *O/3
1898 24 BRO NL 25 98 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 /O
1898 24 WHS NL 110 471 24 0 0 -4 -5 16 1.4 16 32 3.1 .513 .509 3.5 -0.9 36 O3
1899 25 BRO NL 117 472 -10 1 0 2 -4 -11 -1.1 16 5 0.6 .491 .494 0.4 -0.2 3 O3
1901 27 MLA AL 138 607 27 1 0 1 -4 26 2.3 21 47 4.4 .517 .514 4.3 -0.2 46 *3O
1902 28 SLB AL 126 551 -3 -1 0 -3 -4 -10 -1.0 19 10 0.9 .492 .494 1.3 -0.6 12 $3,500 *3/O
1903 29 SLB AL 138 577 7 -1 0 9 -5 11 1.0 21 32 3.3 .509 .507 2.5 0.3 23 *3/O
1904 30 NYY AL 143 598 9 -0 0 4 -6 8 0.8 21 29 3.2 .506 .506 2.8 -0.3 25 *O3
1905 31 NYY AL 32 108 -2 1 0 -3 -1 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .481 .496 0.2 -0.4 2 O/3
1905 31 WSH AL 101 428 12 0 0 3 -5 10 1.1 15 25 2.8 .512 .508 2.5 -0.3 22 O/3
1906 32 WSH AL 151 607 3 3 0 -1 -8 -4 -0.4 22 18 1.9 .497 .497 2.0 -1.0 19 *O
1907 33 WSH AL 87 371 13 -0 0 -3 -3 7 0.8 13 20 2.2 .509 .505 2.5 -0.8 23 3O
1908 34 CHW AL 123 399 4 1 0 -1 -5 -2 -0.2 14 13 1.3 .498 .499 1.4 -0.7 14 O/3
14 Seasons 1636 6773 100 10 0 3 -68 45 4.0 237 282 28.8 .503 .503 28.7 -6.8 279 $3,500
BRO (6 yrs) 487 2056 5 6 0 1 -24 -12 -1.2 70 58 5.9 .498 .499 5.9 -1.9 57
WSH (3 yrs) 339 1406 28 3 0 -1 -17 14 1.5 50 63 6.9 .505 .502 7.0 -2.1 64
SLB (3 yrs) 402 1735 32 -0 0 7 -12 27 2.3 61 88 8.6 .506 .506 8.0 -0.5 81 $3,500
NYY (2 yrs) 175 706 7 1 0 1 -6 2 0.1 25 27 3.0 .502 .504 2.9 -0.7 27
WHS (1 yr) 110 471 24 0 0 -4 -5 16 1.4 16 32 3.1 .513 .509 3.5 -0.9 36
CHW (1 yr) 123 399 4 1 0 -1 -5 -2 -0.2 14 13 1.3 .498 .499 1.4 -0.7 14

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 G Awards
1894 BRO NL 20 OF 16 27 21 0 6 0 .778 1.31 .915 2.30 15-1-0
1894 BRO NL 20 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .880 3.50
1895 BRO NL 21 OF 102 246 206 11 29 4 .882 2.13 .917 2.18 90-0-12
1896 BRO NL 22 OF 68 138 121 9 8 4 .942 1.91 .933 2.16 33-9-26
1896 BRO NL 22 1B 42 444 417 19 8 26 .982 10.38 .980 10.48
1897 BRO NL 23 OF 115 282 253 11 18 2 .936 2.30 .936 2.10 115-0-0
1897 BRO NL 23 1B 3 30 26 1 3 1 .900 9.00 .980 10.27
1898 TOT NL 24 OF 115 273 237 23 13 4 .952 2.26 .937 2.08 32-79-4
1898 TOT NL 24 1B 19 189 170 10 9 15 .952 9.47 .977 10.33
1898 BRO NL 24 OF 5 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 .937 2.08 2-1-2
1898 WHS NL 24 OF 93 232 200 20 12 3 .948 2.37 .937 2.08 13-78-2
1898 WHS NL 24 1B 17 170 154 8 8 12 .953 9.53 .977 10.33
1898 BRO NL 24 OF 17 29 25 3 1 1 .966 1.65 .937 2.08 17-0-0
1898 BRO NL 24 1B 2 19 16 2 1 3 .947 9.00 .977 10.35
1899 BRO NL 25 OF 76 165 148 6 11 2 .933 2.03 .944 2.15 7-61-8
1899 BRO NL 25 1B 41 421 389 24 8 25 .981 10.07 .977 10.52
1901 MLA AL 27 1B 125 1401 1310 66 25 81 .982 11.01 .974 10.77
1901 MLA AL 27 OF 13 42 40 1 1 0 .976 3.15 .931 2.03 12-0-1
1902 SLB AL 28 1B 126 1430 1361 47 22 78 .985 11.17 .980 10.94
1902 SLB AL 28 OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .945 2.07 2-0-1
1903 SLB AL 29 1B 133 1529 1416 91 22 71 .986 11.33 .981 10.79
1903 SLB AL 29 OF 7 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.14 .952 1.94 2-3-2
1904 NYY AL 30 OF 112 204 186 9 9 1 .956 1.74 .954 1.86 46-52-13
1904 NYY AL 30 1B 33 407 368 33 6 21 .985 12.15 .982 11.03
1905 TOT AL 31 OF 119 215 194 10 11 1 .949 1.71 .953 1.86 17-22-80
1905 TOT AL 31 1B 7 79 72 5 2 0 .975 11.00 .982 10.77
1905 NYY AL 31 OF 22 40 33 3 4 0 .900 1.64 .953 1.86 1-19-2
1905 NYY AL 31 1B 3 34 32 2 0 0 1.000 11.33 .982 10.77
1905 WSH AL 31 OF 97 175 161 7 7 1 .960 1.73 .953 1.86 16-3-78
1905 WSH AL 31 1B 4 45 40 3 2 0 .956 10.75 .982 10.78
1906 WSH AL 32 OF 151 320 286 19 15 2 .953 2.02 .963 1.89 151-0-0
1907 WSH AL 33 1B 61 658 615 32 11 13 .983 10.61 .982 11.15
1907 WSH AL 33 OF 26 60 56 2 2 0 .967 2.23 .959 1.85 26-0-0
1908 CHW AL 34 OF 87 109 96 9 4 7 .963 1.21 .954 1.84 13-2-72
1908 CHW AL 34 1B 9 85 80 4 1 4 .988 9.33 .984 11.36
14 Seasons OF 1010 2091 1853 111 127 27 .939 1.94 .943 2.00 561-229-219
11 Seasons 1B 599 6673 6224 332 117 335 .982 10.94 .979 10.82
1 Season 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .880 3.50
14 Seasons TOT 1610 8766 8078 444 244 362 .972 5.29 .971 5.28 561-229-219
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1901 AL  4.4 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1901 AL  4.2 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1901 AL  .330 (6th)
1905 AL  .279 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1898 NL  .494 (1st)
1901 AL  .476 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1898 NL  .842 (9th)
1901 AL  .836 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1901 AL  138 (3rd)
1903 AL  138 (9th)
1906 AL  151 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1901 AL  576 (3rd)
1903 AL  550 (6th)
1906 AL  583 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1901 AL  190 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1898 NL  257 (4th)
1901 AL  274 (3rd)
1906 AL  200 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1898 NL  33 (5th)
1901 AL  46 (2nd)
1903 AL  34 (5th)
1906 AL  25 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1896 NL  17 (6th)
1898 NL  22 (1st)
Career  124 (90th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (5th)
1898 NL  9 (4th)
1901 AL  8 (4th)
1906 AL  3 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1901 AL  99 (3rd)
1902 AL  85 (9th)
1903 AL  78 (10th)
1904 AL  82 (4th)
1906 AL  70 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1901 AL  35 (7th)
1905 AL  31 (9th)
1906 AL  39 (1st)
Career  338 (119th)

Singles s c a p y
1906 AL  126 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1898 NL  140 (7th)
1901 AL  135 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1901 AL  98 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1901 AL  26 (7th)
1907 AL  14 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1901 AL  2.6 (7th)
1907 AL  1.6 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1898 NL  64 (1st)
1901 AL  61 (3rd)
1903 AL  44 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1901 AL  217 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1901 AL  .683 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1895 NL  14.1 (9th)
1898 NL  12.4 (5th)
1901 AL  13.0 (3rd)
1906 AL  5.6 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1897 NL  35.1 (7th)
1902 AL  58.2 (3rd)
1904 AL  15.1 (10th)
Career  17.8 (172nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1895 NL  42.3 (4th)
1898 NL  57.8 (4th)
1901 AL  72.0 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1901 AL  1,350 (2nd)
1902 AL  1,363 (3rd)
1903 AL  1,423 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  125 (4th)
1902 AL  126 (4th)
1903 AL  133 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  1,310 (3rd)
1902 AL  1,361 (3rd)
1903 AL  1,416 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  66 (3rd)
1902 AL  47 (5th)
1903 AL  91 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  25 (5th)
1902 AL  22 (3rd)
1903 AL  22 (5th)
Career  117 (88th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  81 (1st)
1902 AL  78 (3rd)
1903 AL  71 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1906 AL  151 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1906 AL  286 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1898 NL  23 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1906 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1908 AL  7 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  11.01 (3rd)
1902 AL  11.17 (4th)
1903 AL  11.33 (2nd)
Career  10.94 (7th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1901 AL  .982 (1st)
1902 AL  .985 (3rd)
1903 AL  .986 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 6 (354), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 75 (329), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1078), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (711), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (75th), 28.8 career WAR/21.4 7yr-peak WAR/25.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1902 28 St. Louis Browns $3,500 ? 12/7/01 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,500
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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