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Doc Ayers

Yancey Wyatt Ayers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 21, 1891 in Snake Creek, VA
High School: Woodlawn HS (Arlington, VA)
Schools: Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA), Roanoke College (Salem, VA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1913 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Tigers 1913-1921

Final Game: May 21, 1921 (Age 30)
Died: May 26, 1968 in Pulaski, VA
Buried: Grantham Cemetery, Draper, VA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #829. Dave Davenport… #830. Clarence Mitchell… #831. Roger McDowell… #832. DOC AYERS… #833. Paul Dean… #834. George Pipgras… #835. Jeff Shaw… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1913 22 WSH AL 1 1 .500 1.53 1.48 4 2 1 1 1 1 17.2 12 7 3 0 4 17 1 0 0 69 199 0.906 6.1 0.0 2.0 8.7 4.25
1914 23 WSH AL 11 15 .423 2.54 2.27 49 32 9 8 3 3 265.1 221 106 75 5 54 148 8 1 4 991 111 1.036 7.5 0.2 1.8 5.0 2.74
1915 24 WSH AL 14 9 .609 2.21 2.20 40 16 18 8 2 3 211.1 178 66 52 1 38 96 7 0 0 807 134 1.022 7.6 0.0 1.6 4.1 2.53
1916 25 WSH AL 5 8 .385 3.78 2.84 43 17 15 7 0 2 157.0 173 89 66 4 52 69 4 1 2 662 74 1.433 9.9 0.2 3.0 4.0 1.33
1917 26 WSH AL 11 10 .524 2.17 2.67 40 15 21 12 3 1 207.2 192 67 50 3 59 78 8 0 4 816 122 1.209 8.3 0.1 2.6 3.4 1.32
1918 27 WSH AL 10 12 .455 2.83 2.70 40 24 15 11 4 3 219.2 215 91 69 2 63 67 7 0 2 914 96 1.266 8.8 0.1 2.6 2.7 1.06
1919 28 TOT AL 5 9 .357 2.75 3.24 35 10 14 3 1 1 137.1 140 61 42 2 48 44 7 1 1 566 117 1.369 9.2 0.1 3.1 2.9 0.92
1919 28 WSH AL 0 6 .000 2.89 3.38 11 5 4 0 0 1 43.2 52 27 14 0 17 12 4 0 0 185 112 1.580 10.7 0.0 3.5 2.5 0.71
1919 28 DET AL 5 3 .625 2.69 3.17 24 5 10 3 1 0 93.2 88 34 28 2 31 32 3 1 1 381 119 1.270 8.5 0.2 3.0 3.1 1.03
1920 29 DET AL 7 14 .333 3.88 3.14 46 23 16 8 3 1 208.2 217 115 90 6 62 103 8 1 1 844 96 1.337 9.4 0.3 2.7 4.4 1.66
1921 30 DET AL 0 0 9.00 4.60 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 9 6 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 23 52 2.750 20.3 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
9 Yrs 64 78 .451 2.84 2.66 299 140 110 58 17 15 1428.2 1357 608 451 23 382 622 50 5 14 5692 105 1.217 8.5 0.1 2.4 3.9 1.63
162 Game Avg. 10 12 .451 2.84 2.66 46 22 17 9 3 2 221 210 94 70 4 59 96 8 1 2 882 105 1.217 8.5 0.1 2.4 3.9 1.63
WSH (7 yrs) 52 61 .460 2.64 2.52 227 111 83 47 13 14 1122.1 1043 453 329 15 287 487 39 2 12 4444 107 1.185 8.4 0.1 2.3 3.9 1.70
DET (3 yrs) 12 17 .414 3.58 3.17 72 29 27 11 4 1 306.1 314 155 122 8 95 135 11 3 2 1248 100 1.335 9.2 0.2 2.8 4.0 1.42

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 22 WSH AL 17.2 4 2 7 3.57 3.94 0.29 0.00 101.0 3.68 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .511 .500
1914 23 WSH AL 265.1 49 32 106 3.60 3.66 0.20 0.00 103.0 3.56 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.7 22 .504 .501
1915 24 WSH AL 211.1 40 16 66 2.81 4.01 0.16 0.00 101.0 3.88 26 3.1 1.0 -0.2 5.1 45 .578 .519
1916 25 WSH AL 156.2 43 17 89 5.11 3.78 -0.01 0.00 99.7 3.77 -23 -2.6 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -10 .439 .484
1917 26 WSH AL 207.2 40 15 67 2.90 3.60 -0.04 0.00 99.3 3.62 16 2.0 1.0 -0.1 4.0 34 .550 .512
1918 27 WSH AL 219.2 40 24 91 3.73 3.61 0.13 0.00 99.3 3.46 -7 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 1.1 12 .478 .494
1919 28 WSH AL 43.2 11 5 27 5.56 4.30 -0.29 0.00 98.2 4.51 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .445 .496
1919 28 DET AL 93.1 24 5 34 3.28 4.09 -0.21 0.00 98.1 4.21 9 1.0 1.0 -0.1 1.9 19 .541 .506
1920 29 DET AL 205.2 46 23 115 5.03 4.67 -0.17 0.00 97.8 4.74 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.3 16 .484 .495 $4,000
1921 30 DET AL 4.0 2 1 6 13.50 4.54 -0.54 0.00 99.0 5.02 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .345 .498 $4,000
9 Seasons 1425.0 299 140 608 3.84 3.91 0.03 0.00 100.0 3.87 5 1.2 1.0 -1.1 14.7 134 .504 .501 $8,000
WSH (7 yrs) 1122.0 227 111 453 3.63 3.75 0.09 0.00 100.5 3.68 8 1.3 1.0 -0.9 11.9 103 .506 .502
DET (3 yrs) 303.0 72 29 155 4.60 4.49 -0.19 0.00 97.9 4.58 -3 -0.1 1.0 -0.2 2.9 31 .499 .499 $8,000

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
1913 22 WSH AL 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1914 23 WSH AL 49 87 83 6 14 0 2 0 2 1 1 3 22 .169 .198 .217 .415 23 18 0 2 1
1915 24 WSH AL 40 66 63 3 12 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 9 .190 .227 .190 .418 24 12 0 1 1
1916 25 WSH AL 43 46 43 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 8 .140 .140 .163 .302 -9 7 0 2 1
1917 26 WSH AL 40 67 63 2 13 1 0 0 5 0 1 13 .206 .219 .222 .441 35 14 0 3 1
1918 27 WSH AL 40 74 66 4 10 3 0 0 4 0 3 10 .152 .188 .197 .385 17 13 0 5 1
1919 28 TOT AL 35 40 36 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .222 .263 .250 .513 45 9 1 2 1
1919 28 WSH AL 11 13 12 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .417 .462 .417 .878 148 5 0 0 1
1919 28 DET AL 24 27 24 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .125 .160 .167 .327 -8 4 1 2 1
1920 29 DET AL 46 63 59 2 9 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 .153 .180 .220 .401 7 13 0 2 1
1921 30 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 299 450 420 20 72 10 2 0 23 1 4 13 72 .171 .198 .205 .403 18 86 1 17
162 Game Avg. 162 244 228 11 39 5 1 0 12 1 7 39 .171 .198 .205 .403 18 47 1 9
WSH (7 yrs) 227 360 337 17 60 5 2 0 19 1 4 11 64 .178 .204 .205 .409 22 69 0 13
DET (3 yrs) 72 90 83 3 12 5 0 0 4 0 0 2 8 .145 .174 .205 .379 3 17 1 4

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
1913 22 WSH AL 4 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1914 23 WSH AL 49 87 -8 0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1915 24 WSH AL 40 66 -6 -1 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1916 25 WSH AL 43 46 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1917 26 WSH AL 40 67 -5 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1918 27 WSH AL 40 74 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1919 28 WSH AL 11 13 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .518 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1919 28 DET AL 24 27 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1920 29 DET AL 46 63 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $4,000 1
1921 30 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000 /1
9 Seasons 299 450 -43 -0 0 0 34 -9 -1.1 0 -9 -1.1 .497 .499 -1.1 -0.0 -9 $8,000
WSH (7 yrs) 227 360 -31 -1 0 0 27 -5 -0.7 0 -5 -0.7 .497 .499 -0.6 -0.0 -5
DET (3 yrs) 72 90 -11 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .494 .499 -0.4 0.0 -4 $8,000

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 Awards
1913 WSH AL 22 P 4 17.2 9 0 8 1 0 .889 4.08 2.00 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 WSH AL 23 P 49 32 8 265.1 91 17 64 10 0 .890 2.75 1.65 .936 2.96 2.93
1915 WSH AL 24 P 40 16 8 211.1 60 12 42 6 3 .900 2.30 1.35 .937 3.01 3.00
1916 WSH AL 25 P 43 17 7 157.0 37 5 27 5 1 .865 1.83 0.74 .945 2.95 2.96
1917 WSH AL 26 P 40 15 12 207.2 70 13 55 2 3 .971 2.95 1.70 .947 3.04 3.05
1918 WSH AL 27 P 40 24 11 219.2 78 8 65 5 1 .936 2.99 1.83 .952 2.82 2.84
1919 TOT AL 28 P 35 10 3 137.1 52 5 41 6 5 .885 3.01 1.31 .948 2.84 2.83
1919 WSH AL 28 P 11 5 0 43.2 18 0 16 2 2 .889 3.30 1.45 .948 2.84 2.83
1919 DET AL 28 P 24 5 3 93.2 34 5 25 4 3 .882 2.88 1.25 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 DET AL 29 P 46 23 8 208.2 60 4 52 4 2 .933 2.42 1.22 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 DET AL 30 P 2 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
9 Seasons P 299 138 57 1428.2 457 64 354 39 15 .915 2.63 1.40 .944 2.91 2.90
9 Seasons TOT 299 138 57 1428.2 457 64 354 39 15 .915 2.63 1.40 .944 2.91 2.90
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.
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  • 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 for Pitcherss c a p y
1915 AL  5.1 (10th)
1917 AL  4.0 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1915 AL  2.21 (9th)
1917 AL  2.17 (9th)
Career  2.84 (115th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1914 AL  1.036 (5th)
1915 AL  1.022 (2nd)
Career  1.217 (181st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 AL  7.496 (10th)
1915 AL  7.580 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 AL  1.832 (5th)
1915 AL  1.618 (2nd)
1918 AL  2.581 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 AL  5.020 (8th)
1920 AL  4.443 (1st)

Games Played s c a p y
1914 AL  49 (2nd)
1918 AL  40 (5th)
1920 AL  46 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1914 AL  3 (5th)
1915 AL  3 (8th)
1918 AL  3 (5th)
1919 AL  1 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1914 AL  265.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1914 AL  148 (6th)
1920 AL  103 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1914 AL  32 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1918 AL  4 (5th)
1920 AL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  5 (3rd)
1916 AL  4 (8th)
1917 AL  3 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1918 AL  215 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1914 AL  2.741 (3rd)
1915 AL  2.526 (2nd)
1917 AL  1.322 (9th)
1920 AL  1.661 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 AL  0.043 (7th)
Career  0.145 (91st)

Losses s c a p y
1914 AL  15 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1914 AL  75 (10th)
1918 AL  69 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1914 AL  8 (10th)
1918 AL  7 (9th)
1920 AL  8 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1915 AL  18 (3rd)
1916 AL  15 (6th)
1917 AL  21 (3rd)
1918 AL  15 (4th)
1919 AL  14 (6th)
1920 AL  16 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1915 AL  134 (8th)
1917 AL  122 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1914 AL  2.27 (4th)
1915 AL  2.20 (2nd)
1920 AL  3.14 (3rd)
Career  2.66 (43rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1915 AL  19 (10th)
1917 AL  11 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1915 AL  2.1 (9th)
1917 AL  1.3 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1914 AL  49 (2nd)
1918 AL  40 (5th)
1920 AL  46 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1914 AL  17 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1914 AL  10 (1st)
1919 AL  6 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 47 (555), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (566), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (676th), 13.6 career WAR/15.3 7yr-peak WAR/14.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192029Detroit Tigers$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192130Detroit Tigers$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,000
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: Yancey Doc Wyatt Ayers

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