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Cap Anson

Adrian Constantine Anson (Pop)

Positions: First Baseman, Third Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 227 lb.

Born: April 17, 1852 in Marshalltown, IA
High School: Marshalltown HS (Marshalltown, IA)
Schools: University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 1871 (Age 19.019, 38th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1872 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Colts/Athletics/ForestCitys 1871-1897

Last Game: October 3, 1897 (Age 45.169)
Died: April 14, 1922 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1939.
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1871 ROK NA 19 3B 20 118 38 52 28 2 .763 4.50 .701 3.92
1871 ROK NA 19 C 5 18 10 0 8 0 .556 2.00 .842 4.56 7 0 0
1871 ROK NA 19 2B 2 8 3 4 1 0 .875 3.50 .824 5.75
1871 ROK NA 19 1B 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .929 10.40
1871 ROK NA 19 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1872 ATH NA 20 3B 46 230 89 84 57 5 .752 3.76 .758 4.45
1873 ATH NA 21 1B 36 440 396 9 35 19 .920 11.25 .925 10.77
1873 ATH NA 21 3B 11 53 27 16 10 1 .811 3.91 .739 4.60
1873 ATH NA 21 2B 3 16 4 5 7 1 .563 3.00 .831 5.80
1873 ATH NA 21 C 3 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.67 .841 5.07 5 0 0
1873 ATH NA 21 OF 3 8 6 1 1 0 .875 2.33 .802 2.00 0-3-0
1874 ATH NA 22 1B 24 250 229 5 16 9 .936 9.75 .932 10.52
1874 ATH NA 22 3B 20 92 38 33 21 2 .772 3.55 .759 4.37
1874 ATH NA 22 OF 8 16 11 1 4 0 .750 1.50 .802 2.02 0-0-8
1874 ATH NA 22 SS 6 31 5 18 8 0 .742 3.83 .786 4.68
1874 ATH NA 22 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50 0 0 0
1875 ATH NA 23 1B 32 307 269 14 24 13 .922 8.84 .936 10.92
1875 ATH NA 23 OF 25 65 40 13 12 5 .815 2.12 .818 1.88 0-2-23
1875 ATH NA 23 C 13 70 41 14 15 1 .786 4.23 .823 5.71 17 0 0
1875 ATH NA 23 3B 5 13 2 8 3 1 .769 2.00 .764 3.68
1876 CHC NL 24 3B 66 332 135 147 50 8 .849 4.27 .807 3.75
1876 CHC NL 24 C 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .805 5.80 1 0 0
1877 CHC NL 25 3B 40 171 74 77 20 9 .883 3.78 .841 3.69
1877 CHC NL 25 C 31 166 103 41 22 5 .867 4.65 .876 6.13 26 0 0
1878 CHC NL 26 OF 48 80 60 6 14 0 .825 1.38 .834 1.77 45-3-0
1878 CHC NL 26 2B 9 55 22 26 7 4 .873 5.33 .874 6.36
1878 CHC NL 26 3B 3 8 0 5 3 0 .625 1.67 .864 3.53
1878 CHC NL 26 C 3 19 13 5 1 3 .947 6.00 .891 7.10 11 0 0
1879 CHC NL 27 1B 51 644 620 8 16 26 .975 12.31 .953 11.13
1880 CHC NL 28 1B 81 901 866 15 20 28 .978 10.88 .959 10.55
1880 CHC NL 28 3B 9 32 14 14 4 1 .875 3.11 .856 3.47
1880 CHC NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.40
1880 CHC NL 28 SS 1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.00 .883 4.40
1881 CHC NL 29 1B 84 959 892 43 24 48 .975 11.13 .960 10.52
1881 CHC NL 29 C 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 6.20 0 0 0
1881 CHC NL 29 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.60
1882 CHC NL 30 1B 82 882 810 27 45 42 .949 10.21 .958 10.37
1882 CHC NL 30 C 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .910 6.80 0 0 0
1883 CHC NL 31 1B 98 1112 1031 41 40 59 .964 10.94 .961 10.58
1883 CHC NL 31 P 2 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .890 2.10 2.15
1883 CHC NL 31 C 1 4 2 0 2 0 .500 2.00 .885 6.40 1 0 0
1883 CHC NL 31 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .850 2.00 0-0-1
1884 CHC NL 32 1B 112 1309 1211 40 58 86 .956 11.17 .962 10.47
1884 CHC NL 32 C 3 11 4 4 3 0 .727 2.67 .895 7.37 2 0 0
1884 CHC NL 32 P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .890 2.70 2.20
1884 CHC NL 32 SS 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .864 4.30
1885 CHC NL 33 1B 112 1349 1253 39 57 62 .958 11.54 .970 10.85
1885 CHC NL 33 C 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 6.60 2 0 0
1886 CHC NL 34 1B 125 1302 1188 66 48 69 .963 10.03 .968 10.35
1886 CHC NL 34 C 12 55 32 18 5 1 .909 4.17 .918 7.16 9 0 0
1887 CHC NL 35 1B 122 1338 1232 70 36 75 .973 10.67 .974 10.53
1887 CHC NL 35 C 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .905 6.10 1 0 0
1888 CHC NL 36 1B 134 1399 1314 65 20 85 .986 10.29 .977 10.50
1889 CHC NL 37 1B 134 1515 1409 79 27 73 .982 11.10 .974 10.36
1890 CHC NL 38 1B 135 1425 1345 49 31 61 .978 10.33 .976 10.36
1890 CHC NL 38 C 3 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 3.67 .926 6.10 4 4 2 33% 37%
1890 CHC NL 38 2B 2 13 7 5 1 0 .923 6.00 .925 5.50
1891 CHC NL 39 1B 136 1515 1407 79 29 86 .981 10.93 .978 10.66
1891 CHC NL 39 C 2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .927 5.80 0 1 1 50% 37%
1892 CHC NL 40 1B 146 1602 1491 67 44 62 .973 10.67 .976 10.54
1893 CHC NL 41 1B 101 1061 997 44 20 59 .981 10.31 .978 10.58
1894 CHC NL 42 1B 83 798 743 47 8 54 .990 9.52 .976 9.88
1894 CHC NL 42 2B 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 5.00 .928 5.80
1895 CHC NL 43 1B 122 1255 1176 60 19 82 .985 10.13 .978 10.14
1896 CHC NL 44 1B 98 950 880 54 16 67 .983 9.53 .980 10.48
1896 CHC NL 44 C 10 33 21 8 4 0 .879 2.90 .943 4.59 6 14 9 39% 37%
1897 CHC NL 45 1B 103 1020 933 62 25 67 .975 9.66 .980 10.26
1897 CHC NL 45 C 11 51 36 13 2 2 .961 4.45 .948 4.74 6 19 12 39% 37%
23 Seasons 1B 2152 23340 21699 983 658 1232 .972 10.54 .970 10.48
9 Seasons 3B 220 1049 417 436 196 29 .813 3.88 .784 3.98
18 Seasons C 105 462 290 107 65 12 .859 3.78 .887 5.86 98 38 24 39% 37%
6 Seasons OF 86 170 118 21 31 5 .818 1.62 .823 1.84 46-8-32
6 Seasons 2B 18 97 40 41 16 5 .835 4.50 .872 6.07
4 Seasons SS 9 40 8 22 10 0 .750 3.33 .806 4.60
2 Seasons P 3 4.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.67 .890 2.25 2.17
27 Seasons TOT 2593 4.0 25160 22572 1612 976 1283 .961 4.50 9.33 .959 2.25 9.39 46-8-32 98 38 24 39% 37%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1871 ROK NA 19 25 25 0 5 1 2 20 0 1 0 0 1 0
1872 ATH NA 20 46 46 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
1873 ATH NA 21 52 52 0 3 36 3 11 0 0 3 0 3 0
1874 ATH NA 22 55 55 0 1 24 0 20 6 0 0 8 8 0
1875 ATH NA 23 69 69 0 13 32 0 5 0 0 2 23 25 0
1876 CHC NL 24 66 66 0 2 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0
1877 CHC NL 25 59 59 0 31 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
1878 CHC NL 26 60 60 0 3 0 9 3 0 45 3 0 48 0
1879 CHC NL 27 51 51 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1880 CHC NL 28 86 86 0 0 81 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
1881 CHC NL 29 84 84 0 2 84 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1882 CHC NL 30 82 82 0 1 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1883 CHC NL 31 98 98 2 1 98 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1884 CHC NL 32 112 112 1 3 112 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1885 CHC NL 33 112 112 0 1 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1886 CHC NL 34 125 125 0 12 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1887 CHC NL 35 122 122 0 1 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1888 CHC NL 36 134 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1889 CHC NL 37 134 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1890 CHC NL 38 139 139 0 3 135 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 CHC NL 39 136 136 0 2 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1892 CHC NL 40 146 146 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1893 CHC NL 41 103 103 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1894 CHC NL 42 84 84 0 0 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895 CHC NL 43 122 122 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1896 CHC NL 44 108 108 0 10 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897 CHC NL 45 114 114 0 11 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Seasons 2524 2524 3 105 2152 18 220 9 46 8 32 86 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans (50.6%)
1939 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Old Timers Committee

Putoutss c a p y
1873 NA  440 (3rd)
1879 NL  620 (5th)
1880 NL  882 (2nd)
1881 NL  894 (1st)
1882 NL  813 (4th)
1883 NL  1,034 (3rd)
1884 NL  1,216 (1st)
1885 NL  1,255 (1st)
1886 NL  1,220 (3rd)
1887 NL  1,233 (2nd)
1888 NL  1,314 (5th)
1889 NL  1,409 (1st)
1890 NL  1,361 (2nd)
1891 NL  1,409 (2nd)
1892 NL  1,491 (4th)
1895 NL  1,176 (4th)
Career  22,572 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1872 NA  57 (4th)
Career  976 (7th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1877 NL  41 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1877 NL  5 (2nd)
1878 NL  3 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  51 (5th)
1880 NL  81 (3rd)
1881 NL  84 (3rd)
1882 NL  82 (2nd)
1883 NL  98 (3rd)
1884 NL  112 (2nd)
1885 NL  112 (1st)
1886 NL  125 (1st)
1887 NL  122 (4th)
1888 NL  134 (1st)
1889 NL  134 (1st)
1890 NL  135 (1st)
1891 NL  136 (3rd)
Career  2,152 (7th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1873 NA  396 (5th)
1879 NL  620 (5th)
1880 NL  866 (2nd)
1881 NL  892 (1st)
1882 NL  810 (4th)
1883 NL  1,031 (3rd)
1884 NL  1,211 (1st)
1885 NL  1,253 (1st)
1886 NL  1,188 (4th)
1887 NL  1,232 (2nd)
1888 NL  1,314 (5th)
1889 NL  1,409 (1st)
1890 NL  1,345 (2nd)
1891 NL  1,407 (2nd)
1892 NL  1,491 (4th)
1895 NL  1,176 (4th)
Career  21,699 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1873 NA  9 (4th)
1875 NA  14 (1st)
1880 NL  15 (4th)
1881 NL  43 (1st)
1882 NL  27 (1st)
1883 NL  41 (1st)
1884 NL  40 (2nd)
1885 NL  39 (3rd)
1886 NL  66 (1st)
1887 NL  70 (1st)
1888 NL  65 (2nd)
1889 NL  79 (1st)
1890 NL  49 (1st)
1891 NL  79 (2nd)
1896 NL  54 (5th)
Career  983 (56th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1873 NA  35 (3rd)
1882 NL  45 (1st)
1883 NL  40 (5th)
1884 NL  58 (1st)
1885 NL  57 (1st)
1886 NL  48 (1st)
1887 NL  36 (3rd)
1889 NL  27 (5th)
1890 NL  31 (2nd)
1891 NL  29 (4th)
1892 NL  44 (2nd)
1897 NL  25 (2nd)
Career  658 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  26 (3rd)
1880 NL  28 (4th)
1881 NL  48 (4th)
1882 NL  42 (3rd)
1883 NL  59 (2nd)
1884 NL  86 (1st)
1885 NL  62 (2nd)
1886 NL  69 (1st)
1887 NL  75 (3rd)
1888 NL  85 (1st)
1889 NL  73 (2nd)
1890 NL  61 (4th)
1891 NL  86 (1st)
1895 NL  82 (1st)
1896 NL  67 (5th)
Career  1,232 (49th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  46 (1st)
1876 NL  66 (4th)
1877 NL  40 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  89 (1st)
1876 NL  135 (1st)
1877 NL  74 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  84 (4th)
1876 NL  147 (1st)
1877 NL  77 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  28 (5th)
1872 NA  57 (2nd)
1876 NL  50 (5th)
1877 NL  20 (5th)
Career  196 (86th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  5 (3rd)
1876 NL  8 (1st)
1877 NL  9 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1875 NA  13 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1875 NA  5 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1877 NL  .867 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1873 NA  11.25 (2nd)
1879 NL  12.31 (1st)
1880 NL  10.88 (2nd)
1881 NL  11.13 (1st)
1883 NL  10.94 (3rd)
1884 NL  11.17 (1st)
1885 NL  11.54 (1st)
1887 NL  10.67 (4th)
1889 NL  11.10 (1st)
1890 NL  10.33 (5th)
1891 NL  10.93 (3rd)
1892 NL  10.67 (4th)
1895 NL  10.13 (3rd)
Career  10.54 (25th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1873 NA  .920 (5th)
1880 NL  .978 (1st)
1881 NL  .975 (1st)
1882 NL  .949 (5th)
1883 NL  .964 (4th)
1887 NL  .973 (5th)
1888 NL  .986 (1st)
1889 NL  .982 (1st)
1890 NL  .978 (2nd)
1891 NL  .981 (5th)
1893 NL  .981 (4th)
1895 NL  .985 (3rd)
1896 NL  .983 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  4.50 (2nd)
1876 NL  4.27 (2nd)
1877 NL  3.78 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  .763 (3rd)
1872 NA  .752 (4th)
1876 NL  .849 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1886 NL  born 1852-04-17 (10th)
1887 NL  born 1852-04-17 (6th)
1888 NL  born 1852-04-17 (5th)
1889 NL  born 1852-04-17 (3rd)
1890 NL  born 1852-04-17 (1st)
1891 NL  born 1852-04-17 (2nd)
1892 NL  born 1852-04-17 (2nd)
1893 NL  born 1852-04-17 (2nd)
1894 NL  born 1852-04-17 (1st)
1895 NL  born 1852-04-17 (1st)
1896 NL  born 1852-04-17 (1st)
1897 NL  born 1852-04-17 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1852-04-17 (5th)

                                         

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