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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1872 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Colts/Athletics/ForestCitys 1871-1897

Final 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 1, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #101. Bill Dickey… #102. Enos Slaughter… #103. Darrell Evans… #104. CAP ANSON… #105. Don Mattingly… #106. Vada Pinson… #107. Buddy Bell… 

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
1871 19 ROK NA 25 122 120 29 39 11 3 0 16 6 2 2 1 .325 .336 .467 .803 128 56 0 *5/243O
1872 20 ATH NA 46 233 217 60 90 10 7 0 48 6 6 16 3 .415 .455 .525 .980 200 114 2 *5
1873 21 ATH NA 52 259 254 53 101 9 2 0 36 1 2 5 2 .398 .409 .449 .858 147 114 2 *35/42O
1874 22 ATH NA 55 264 260 51 87 8 3 0 37 6 0 4 1 .335 .345 .388 .733 128 101 1 35/O62
1875 23 ATH NA 69 330 326 84 106 15 3 0 58 11 6 4 2 .325 .333 .390 .723 142 127 1 3O2/5
1876 24 CHC NL 66 321 309 63 110 9 7 2 59 12 8 .356 .380 .450 .830 165 139 *5/2
1877 25 CHC NL 59 264 255 52 86 19 1 0 32 9 3 .337 .360 .420 .779 134 107 *52
1878 26 CHC NL 60 274 261 55 89 12 2 0 40 13 1 .341 .372 .402 .775 147 105 *O/452
1879 27 CHC NL 51 229 227 40 72 20 1 0 34 2 2 .317 .323 .414 .737 133 94 3
1880 28 CHC NL 86 370 356 54 120 24 1 1 74 14 12 .337 .362 .419 .781 158 149 *3/546
1881 29 CHC NL 84 369 343 67 137 21 7 1 82 26 4 .399 .442 .510 .952 192 175 *3/26
1882 30 CHC NL 82 368 348 69 126 29 8 1 83 20 7 .362 .397 .500 .897 180 174 *3/2
1883 31 CHC NL 98 431 413 70 127 36 5 0 68 18 9 .308 .336 .419 .755 120 173 *3/12O
1884 32 CHC NL 112 504 475 108 159 30 3 21 102 29 13 .335 .373 .543 .916 177 258 *3/216
1885 33 CHC NL 112 498 464 100 144 35 7 7 108 34 13 .310 .357 .461 .819 149 214 *3/2
1886 34 CHC NL 125 559 504 117 187 35 11 10 147 29 55 19 .371 .433 .544 .977 180 274 *32
1887 35 CHC NL 122 533 472 107 164 33 13 7 102 27 60 18 .347 .422 .517 .939 146 244 1 *3/2
1888 36 CHC NL 134 563 515 101 177 20 12 12 84 28 47 24 .344 .400 .499 .899 176 257 1 *3
1889 37 CHC NL 134 609 518 100 177 32 7 7 117 27 86 19 .342 .440 .471 .911 150 244 5 *3
1890 38 CHC NL 139 623 504 95 157 14 5 7 107 29 113 23 .312 .443 .401 .844 141 202 6 *3/24
1891 39 CHC NL 136 616 540 81 157 24 8 8 120 17 75 29 .291 .378 .409 .788 125 221 1 *3/2
1892 40 CHC NL 146 630 559 62 152 25 9 1 74 13 67 30 .272 .354 .354 .708 120 198 4 *3
1893 41 CHC NL 103 467 398 70 125 24 2 0 91 13 68 12 .314 .415 .384 .800 110 153 1 *3
1894 42 CHC NL 84 394 343 85 133 29 4 5 100 17 41 15 .388 .457 .539 .997 135 185 3 7 3/4
1895 43 CHC NL 122 545 474 87 159 23 6 2 91 12 55 23 .335 .408 .422 .830 108 200 3 13 *3
1896 44 CHC NL 108 459 402 72 133 18 2 2 90 24 49 10 .331 .407 .400 .808 110 161 3 5 *32
1897 45 CHC NL 114 497 424 67 121 17 3 3 75 11 60 27 .285 .379 .361 .740 93 153 4 9 *32
27 Yrs 2524 11331 10281 1999 3435 582 142 97 2075 277 16 984 330 .334 .394 .447 .841 142 4592 6 32 34
162 Game Avg. 162 727 660 128 220 37 9 6 133 63 21 .334 .394 .447 .841 142 295
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
CHC (22 yrs) 2277 10123 9104 1722 3012 529 124 97 1880 247 953 321 .331 .396 .448 .844 141 4080 32 34
ATH (4 yrs) 222 1086 1057 248 384 42 15 0 179 24 14 29 8 .363 .380 .431 .812 152 456 6
ROK (1 yr) 25 122 120 29 39 11 3 0 16 6 2 2 1 .325 .336 .467 .803 128 56 0
NL (22 yrs) 2277 10123 9104 1722 3012 529 124 97 1880 247 953 321 .331 .396 .448 .844 141 4080 32 34
NA (5 yrs) 247 1208 1177 277 423 53 18 0 195 30 16 31 9 .359 .376 .435 .811 150 512 6

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
1871 19 ROK NA 25 122 5 -0 0 2 1 8 0.5 4 12 0.8 .518 .503 0.7 0.2 10 *5/243O
1872 20 ATH NA 46 233 34 -3 0 -4 2 29 1.7 8 37 2.4 .538 .511 2.7 -0.2 41 *5
1873 21 ATH NA 52 259 19 -1 0 0 0 18 1.1 9 27 2.0 .523 .507 2.0 0.0 27 *35/42O
1874 22 ATH NA 55 264 9 1 0 3 1 14 1.0 9 23 1.9 .519 .506 1.7 0.2 20 35/O62
1875 23 ATH NA 69 330 14 -0 0 3 -1 16 1.3 11 27 2.4 .520 .509 2.2 0.2 24 3O2/5
1876 24 CHC NL 66 321 21 0 0 8 2 32 2.7 10 42 3.7 .542 .517 3.1 0.9 34 *5/2
1877 25 CHC NL 59 264 11 0 0 1 3 15 1.3 9 24 2.2 .523 .508 2.2 0.4 23 *52
1878 26 CHC NL 60 274 15 0 0 -4 -3 8 0.8 9 17 1.7 .513 .505 2.1 -0.7 21 *O/452
1879 27 CHC NL 51 229 9 0 0 6 -0 15 1.4 8 22 2.2 .527 .509 1.6 0.6 16 3
1880 28 CHC NL 86 370 22 0 0 15 0 37 3.7 12 50 5.0 .544 .523 3.6 1.5 35 *3/546
1881 29 CHC NL 84 369 39 0 0 10 0 49 4.5 12 61 5.8 .555 .528 4.9 1.0 51 *3/26
1882 30 CHC NL 82 368 33 0 0 2 0 35 3.1 12 47 4.4 .539 .520 4.3 0.1 45 *3/2
1883 31 CHC NL 98 431 13 0 0 -3 -0 10 0.8 14 25 2.2 .509 .506 2.7 -0.3 28 *3/12O
1884 32 CHC NL 112 504 46 0 0 -6 0 40 3.4 16 57 5.1 .533 .522 5.9 -0.7 63 $2,500 *3/216
1885 33 CHC NL 112 498 27 0 0 -4 -0 23 2.1 16 39 3.8 .520 .514 4.3 -0.4 43 $3,000 *3/2
1886 34 CHC NL 125 559 54 -1 0 4 1 58 5.0 18 75 6.9 .542 .532 6.8 0.4 71 *32
1887 35 CHC NL 122 533 35 -3 0 13 -0 44 3.4 18 63 5.2 .530 .523 4.3 0.9 50 *3/2
1888 36 CHC NL 134 563 46 -3 0 6 -0 49 4.8 19 68 6.9 .537 .530 6.4 0.5 62 *3
1889 37 CHC NL 134 609 44 -3 0 13 -0 55 4.4 20 75 6.4 .534 .528 5.5 1.0 62 *3
1890 38 CHC NL 139 623 38 -3 0 5 0 40 3.2 21 61 5.4 .525 .522 5.2 0.3 56 *3/24
1891 39 CHC NL 136 616 21 -2 0 5 -0 23 1.8 20 44 3.9 .515 .513 3.7 0.3 39 *3/2
1892 40 CHC NL 146 630 18 -2 0 -4 -0 12 1.0 22 33 3.2 .507 .507 3.7 -0.4 37 *3
1893 41 CHC NL 103 467 13 -2 0 -1 -0 10 0.7 16 26 2.3 .507 .505 2.4 -0.1 27 *3
1894 42 CHC NL 84 394 25 -2 0 0 -0 23 1.6 13 36 2.9 .520 .510 2.9 -0.0 36 3/4
1895 43 CHC NL 122 545 10 -2 0 -4 -0 4 0.2 19 22 2.1 .502 .502 2.4 -0.3 26 *3
1896 44 CHC NL 108 459 10 -2 0 -2 1 7 0.6 16 23 2.2 .506 .504 2.3 -0.1 25 *32
1897 45 CHC NL 114 497 -2 -1 0 -5 0 -8 -0.7 17 9 1.0 .494 .496 1.4 -0.4 14 *32
27 Seasons 2524 11331 629 -29 0 59 7 667 55.2 377 1044 93.9 .523 .515 90.9 4.8 985 $5,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (22 yrs) 2277 10123 548 -26 0 55 4 581 49.6 337 918 84.4 .523 .515 81.6 4.4 863 $5,500
ATH (4 yrs) 222 1086 76 -2 0 2 2 78 5.2 36 114 8.7 .524 .508 8.6 0.3 112
ROK (1 yr) 25 122 5 -0 0 2 1 8 0.5 4 12 0.8 .518 .503 0.7 0.2 10

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1885 33 CHC NL WS STL T 0 28 26 8 11 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 .423 .464 .538 1.003 14 0
1886 34 CHC NL WS STL L 0 25 21 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 .238 .360 .286 .646 6 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 53 47 11 16 2 1 0 1 1 6 0 .340 .415 .426 .841 20 0
2 WS 0 53 47 11 16 2 1 0 1 1 6 0 .340 .415 .426 .841 20 0

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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
1883 31 CHC NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 1 3.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 4.25 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00
1884 32 CHC NL 0 1 .000 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 9 26 30.27 4.000 27.0 18.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
2 Yrs 0 1 .000 4.50 3 0 3 0 0 1 4.0 4 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 21 89 10.76 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 2.3 0.50
162 Game Avg. 0 23 .000 4.50 68 0 68 0 0 23 91 91 113 45 45 45 23 0 0 476 89 10.76 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 2.3 0.50
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
1883 31 CHC NL 3.0 2 0 1 3.00 5.62 0.17 0.00 105.0 5.72 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .544 .501
1884 32 CHC NL 1.0 1 0 4 36.00 5.24 0.24 0.00 105.0 5.25 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .258 .499 $2,500
2 Seasons 4.0 3 0 5 11.25 5.52 0.19 0.00 105.0 5.60 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .448 .500 $2,500

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 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 9.80
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 10.10
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 10.23
1897 CHC NL 45 C 11 51 36 13 2 2 .961 4.45 .948 4.73 6 19 12 39% 37%
23 Seasons 1B 2152 23340 21699 983 658 1232 .972 10.54 .970 10.47
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 5.85 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 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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1873 NA  1.9 (10th)
1876 NL  3.7 (6th)
1877 NL  2.2 (10th)
1880 NL  5.0 (6th)
1881 NL  5.8 (5th)
1886 NL  7.0 (8th)
1888 NL  6.9 (7th)
1889 NL  6.4 (5th)
Career  93.8 (40th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1872 NA  2.4 (6th)
1873 NA  1.9 (5th)
1876 NL  3.7 (2nd)
1877 NL  2.2 (7th)
1880 NL  5.0 (1st)
1881 NL  5.8 (1st)
1882 NL  4.4 (4th)
1884 NL  5.1 (6th)
1886 NL  7.0 (4th)
1887 NL  5.2 (6th)
1888 NL  6.9 (2nd)
1889 NL  6.4 (2nd)
1890 NL  5.4 (4th)
1891 NL  3.9 (10th)
Career  93.9 (27th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1872 NA  2.7 (2nd)
1873 NA  1.9 (4th)
1876 NL  3.1 (3rd)
1877 NL  2.2 (9th)
1878 NL  2.1 (9th)
1880 NL  3.6 (4th)
1881 NL  4.9 (1st)
1882 NL  4.3 (2nd)
1884 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1885 NL  4.3 (5th)
1886 NL  6.9 (3rd)
1887 NL  4.3 (7th)
1888 NL  6.4 (2nd)
1889 NL  5.5 (4th)
1890 NL  5.2 (5th)
1891 NL  3.7 (10th)
Career  90.9 (23rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1880 NL  1.6 (2nd)
1881 NL  1.0 (8th)
1887 NL  0.9 (9th)
1889 NL  1.0 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1872 NA  .415 (3rd)
1873 NA  .398 (2nd)
1874 NA  .335 (9th)
1875 NA  .325 (7th)
1876 NL  .356 (3rd)
1877 NL  .337 (5th)
1878 NL  .341 (5th)
1879 NL  .317 (8th)
1880 NL  .337 (2nd)
1881 NL  .399 (1st)
1882 NL  .362 (2nd)
1884 NL  .335 (4th)
1885 NL  .310 (7th)
1886 NL  .371 (2nd)
1887 NL  .347 (2nd)
1888 NL  .344 (1st)
1889 NL  .342 (3rd)
1890 NL  .312 (7th)
1891 NL  .291 (9th)
1894 NL  .388 (7th)
Career  .334 (24th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1872 NA  .455 (1st)
1873 NA  .409 (2nd)
1874 NA  .345 (8th)
1875 NA  .333 (6th)
1876 NL  .380 (3rd)
1877 NL  .360 (5th)
1878 NL  .372 (2nd)
1880 NL  .362 (2nd)
1881 NL  .442 (1st)
1882 NL  .397 (2nd)
1884 NL  .373 (6th)
1885 NL  .357 (5th)
1886 NL  .433 (4th)
1887 NL  .422 (2nd)
1888 NL  .400 (1st)
1889 NL  .440 (4th)
1890 NL  .443 (1st)
1891 NL  .378 (8th)
1894 NL  .457 (10th)
Career  .394 (83rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1872 NA  .525 (2nd)
1873 NA  .449 (9th)
1876 NL  .450 (4th)
1877 NL  .420 (10th)
1880 NL  .419 (9th)
1881 NL  .510 (2nd)
1882 NL  .500 (4th)
1884 NL  .543 (3rd)
1885 NL  .461 (4th)
1886 NL  .544 (2nd)
1887 NL  .517 (5th)
1888 NL  .499 (2nd)
1889 NL  .471 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1872 NA  .980 (2nd)
1873 NA  .858 (5th)
1876 NL  .830 (3rd)
1877 NL  .779 (7th)
1878 NL  .775 (8th)
1879 NL  .737 (10th)
1880 NL  .781 (4th)
1881 NL  .952 (1st)
1882 NL  .897 (2nd)
1884 NL  .916 (3rd)
1885 NL  .819 (4th)
1886 NL  .977 (3rd)
1887 NL  .939 (3rd)
1888 NL  .899 (1st)
1889 NL  .911 (6th)
1890 NL  .844 (3rd)
1891 NL  .788 (9th)
1894 NL  .997 (10th)
Career  .841 (206th)

Games Played s c a p y
1880 NL  86 (2nd)
1883 NL  98 (9th)
1885 NL  112 (3rd)
1886 NL  125 (3rd)
1888 NL  134 (8th)
1889 NL  134 (7th)
1890 NL  139 (1st)
1891 NL  136 (10th)
Career  2,524 (50th)

At Bats s c a p y
1876 NL  309 (8th)
1880 NL  356 (6th)
1884 NL  475 (6th)
1885 NL  464 (4th)
1886 NL  504 (2nd)
Career  10,281 (21st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1876 NL  321 (6th)
1878 NL  274 (9th)
1880 NL  370 (6th)
1881 NL  369 (9th)
1884 NL  504 (7th)
1885 NL  498 (5th)
1886 NL  559 (2nd)
1888 NL  563 (8th)
1889 NL  609 (6th)
1890 NL  623 (6th)
Career  11,331 (28th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1875 NA  84 (6th)
1876 NL  63 (6th)
1877 NL  52 (7th)
1878 NL  55 (4th)
1881 NL  67 (6th)
1882 NL  69 (9th)
1884 NL  108 (5th)
1885 NL  100 (6th)
1886 NL  117 (5th)
1888 NL  101 (4th)
Career  1,999 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1872 NA  90 (5th)
1873 NA  101 (5th)
1876 NL  110 (3rd)
1877 NL  86 (7th)
1878 NL  89 (7th)
1880 NL  120 (2nd)
1881 NL  137 (1st)
1882 NL  126 (2nd)
1884 NL  159 (5th)
1885 NL  144 (3rd)
1886 NL  187 (2nd)
1887 NL  164 (7th)
1888 NL  177 (2nd)
1889 NL  177 (5th)
1890 NL  157 (9th)
1891 NL  157 (9th)
Career  3,435 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1872 NA  114 (7th)
1876 NL  139 (3rd)
1877 NL  107 (10th)
1878 NL  105 (10th)
1880 NL  149 (6th)
1881 NL  175 (1st)
1882 NL  174 (4th)
1884 NL  258 (2nd)
1885 NL  214 (4th)
1886 NL  274 (2nd)
1887 NL  244 (6th)
1888 NL  257 (3rd)
1889 NL  244 (8th)
1891 NL  221 (9th)
Career  4,592 (40th)

Doubles s c a p y
1871 NA  11 (1st)
1875 NA  15 (9th)
1877 NL  19 (1st)
1878 NL  12 (8th)
1879 NL  20 (8th)
1880 NL  24 (3rd)
1881 NL  21 (8th)
1882 NL  29 (2nd)
1883 NL  36 (4th)
1884 NL  30 (3rd)
1885 NL  35 (1st)
1886 NL  35 (2nd)
1887 NL  33 (4th)
1889 NL  32 (6th)
1891 NL  24 (10th)
Career  582 (19th)

Triples s c a p y
1872 NA  7 (2nd)
1876 NL  7 (5th)
1881 NL  7 (9th)
1886 NL  11 (8th)
1888 NL  12 (7th)
Career  142 (62nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  2 (3rd)
1884 NL  21 (4th)
1885 NL  7 (3rd)
1886 NL  10 (3rd)
1888 NL  12 (3rd)
1890 NL  7 (5th)
1891 NL  8 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1872 NA  48 (2nd)
1875 NA  58 (8th)
1876 NL  59 (2nd)
1878 NL  40 (3rd)
1880 NL  74 (1st)
1881 NL  82 (1st)
1882 NL  83 (1st)
1883 NL  68 (4th)
1884 NL  102 (1st)
1885 NL  108 (1st)
1886 NL  147 (1st)
1887 NL  102 (3rd)
1888 NL  84 (1st)
1889 NL  117 (3rd)
1890 NL  107 (2nd)
1891 NL  120 (1st)
Career  2,075 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  16 (2nd)
1876 NL  12 (4th)
1877 NL  9 (6th)
1878 NL  13 (3rd)
1881 NL  26 (7th)
1886 NL  55 (9th)
1887 NL  60 (6th)
1888 NL  47 (9th)
1889 NL  86 (4th)
1890 NL  113 (1st)
1891 NL  75 (7th)
Career  984 (121st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1874 NA  6 (9th)
Career  277 (188th)

Singles s c a p y
1872 NA  73 (6th)
1873 NA  90 (4th)
1874 NA  76 (10th)
1876 NL  92 (3rd)
1877 NL  66 (10th)
1878 NL  75 (5th)
1880 NL  94 (1st)
1881 NL  108 (1st)
1882 NL  88 (5th)
1884 NL  105 (8th)
1886 NL  131 (2nd)
1887 NL  111 (7th)
1888 NL  133 (1st)
1889 NL  131 (5th)
1890 NL  131 (4th)
Career  2,614 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1872 NA  200 (2nd)
1873 NA  147 (6th)
1876 NL  165 (4th)
1877 NL  134 (10th)
1878 NL  147 (9th)
1880 NL  158 (4th)
1881 NL  192 (1st)
1882 NL  180 (4th)
1884 NL  177 (3rd)
1885 NL  149 (8th)
1886 NL  180 (4th)
1887 NL  146 (6th)
1888 NL  176 (2nd)
1889 NL  150 (6th)
1890 NL  141 (7th)
1891 NL  125 (10th)
Career  142 (63rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1872 NA  50 (2nd)
1873 NA  46 (5th)
1876 NL  53 (3rd)
1877 NL  39 (7th)
1878 NL  39 (6th)
1880 NL  54 (4th)
1881 NL  77 (1st)
1882 NL  69 (2nd)
1884 NL  96 (2nd)
1885 NL  76 (4th)
1886 NL  119 (2nd)
1887 NL  103 (3rd)
1888 NL  102 (2nd)
1889 NL  106 (5th)
1890 NL  88 (2nd)
1891 NL  83 (6th)
Career  1,804 (38th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  26 (2nd)
1873 NA  15 (4th)
1876 NL  21 (4th)
1877 NL  11 (9th)
1878 NL  14 (8th)
1880 NL  22 (4th)
1881 NL  38 (1st)
1882 NL  32 (2nd)
1884 NL  43 (2nd)
1885 NL  28 (5th)
1886 NL  53 (3rd)
1887 NL  33 (4th)
1888 NL  46 (3rd)
1889 NL  41 (5th)
1890 NL  36 (2nd)
1891 NL  20 (9th)
Career  587 (27th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1872 NA  2.5 (2nd)
1873 NA  1.4 (4th)
1876 NL  2.4 (4th)
1877 NL  1.2 (9th)
1878 NL  1.6 (8th)
1880 NL  2.6 (4th)
1881 NL  4.0 (1st)
1882 NL  3.5 (2nd)
1884 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1885 NL  3.1 (5th)
1886 NL  5.6 (3rd)
1887 NL  3.3 (4th)
1888 NL  5.2 (3rd)
1889 NL  4.0 (5th)
1890 NL  3.7 (2nd)
1891 NL  2.0 (9th)
Career  61.4 (22nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  14 (9th)
1872 NA  17 (9th)
1877 NL  20 (7th)
1880 NL  26 (10th)
1881 NL  29 (8th)
1882 NL  38 (6th)
1884 NL  54 (1st)
1885 NL  49 (3rd)
1886 NL  56 (2nd)
1887 NL  53 (6th)
1888 NL  44 (6th)
1889 NL  46 (9th)
1891 NL  40 (10th)
Career  821 (101st)

Times On Base s c a p y
1872 NA  106 (2nd)
1873 NA  106 (6th)
1876 NL  122 (2nd)
1877 NL  95 (7th)
1878 NL  102 (2nd)
1880 NL  134 (2nd)
1881 NL  163 (1st)
1882 NL  146 (2nd)
1884 NL  188 (7th)
1885 NL  178 (6th)
1886 NL  242 (3rd)
1887 NL  225 (3rd)
1888 NL  225 (2nd)
1889 NL  268 (1st)
1890 NL  276 (1st)
1891 NL  233 (6th)
Career  4,451 (21st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1872 NA  .804 (2nd)
1873 NA  .710 (5th)
1874 NA  .643 (10th)
1875 NA  .679 (9th)
1876 NL  .782 (3rd)
1877 NL  .707 (6th)
1878 NL  .743 (6th)
1880 NL  .769 (4th)
1881 NL  .862 (1st)
1882 NL  .819 (2nd)
1884 NL  .808 (3rd)
1885 NL  .757 (4th)
1886 NL  .854 (3rd)
1887 NL  .776 (3rd)
1888 NL  .837 (1st)
1889 NL  .761 (5th)
1890 NL  .725 (4th)
1891 NL  .665 (8th)
1894 NL  .721 (8th)
Career  .723 (49th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1872 NA  6 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1886 NL  14.9 (2nd)
1888 NL  16.8 (5th)
1890 NL  11.3 (7th)
Career  143.7 (211th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1874 NA  260.0 (3rd)
1875 NA  163.0 (5th)
1877 NL  85.0 (3rd)
1878 NL  261.0 (1st)
1879 NL  113.5 (1st)
1880 NL  29.7 (8th)
1881 NL  85.8 (1st)
1882 NL  49.7 (3rd)
1883 NL  45.9 (1st)
1884 NL  36.5 (1st)
1885 NL  35.7 (6th)
1886 NL  26.5 (4th)
1888 NL  21.5 (9th)
1889 NL  27.3 (8th)
1890 NL  21.9 (8th)
1896 NL  40.2 (8th)
Career  31.2 (21st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1876 NL  154.5 (9th)
1884 NL  22.6 (3rd)
1885 NL  66.3 (6th)
1886 NL  50.4 (3rd)
1888 NL  42.9 (3rd)
1890 NL  72.0 (9th)
1891 NL  67.5 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  6,902 (58th)

Saves s c a p y
1883 NL  1 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1883 NL  2 (10th)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 60 (16), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 361 (5), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 3 (2171), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 186 (54), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 64 (24), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (4th), 93.9 career WAR/41.7 7yr-peak WAR/67.8 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1884 32 Chicago White Stockings $2,500 ? I Seymour, p. 117
1885 33 Chicago White Stockings $3,000 ? Preston Orem 164
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,500
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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