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Doug Baird

Howard Douglas Baird

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 148 lb.

Born: September 27, 1891 in St. Charles, MO
School: Westminster College (Fulton, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1915 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1915 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals/Phillies/Robins/Giants 1915-1920

Final Game: October 2, 1920 (Age 29)
Died: June 13, 1967 in Thomasville, GA
Buried: Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1915 23 PIT NL 145 574 512 49 112 26 12 1 53 29 12 37 88 .219 .277 .322 .599 82 165 4 21 *5O8/479
1916 24 PIT NL 128 460 430 41 93 10 7 1 28 20 16 24 49 .216 .263 .279 .542 66 120 3 4 54O7/89
1917 25 TOT NL 147 568 499 55 127 25 13 0 42 26 43 71 .255 .316 .357 .673 107 178 2 24 *5/48O
1917 25 PIT NL 43 162 135 17 35 6 1 0 18 8 20 19 .259 .355 .319 .673 105 43 0 6 5/4
1917 25 STL NL 104 406 364 38 92 19 12 0 24 18 23 52 .253 .301 .371 .672 108 135 2 18 *5/8O
1918 26 STL NL 82 355 316 41 78 12 8 2 25 25 25 42 .247 .304 .354 .659 104 112 1 12 5/O96
1919 27 TOT NL 102 377 335 43 79 13 5 2 42 18 25 41 .236 .291 .322 .613 81 108 1 16 5/4O9
1919 27 PHI NL 66 272 242 33 61 13 3 2 30 13 22 28 .252 .317 .355 .672 96 86 1 7 5
1919 27 STL NL 16 37 33 4 7 0 1 0 4 2 2 3 .212 .257 .273 .530 63 9 0 2 /54O9
1919 27 BRO NL 20 68 60 6 11 0 1 0 8 3 1 10 .183 .197 .217 .413 23 13 0 7 5
1920 28 TOT NL 13 19 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .214 .389 .214 .603 75 3 1 1 /5
1920 28 BRO NL 6 10 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .333 .556 .333 .889 156 2 1 1 /5
1920 28 NYG NL 7 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 1 0 0 /5
6 Yrs 617 2353 2106 230 492 86 45 6 191 118 28 157 295 .234 .291 .326 .616 88 686 12 78
162 Game Avg. 162 618 553 60 129 23 12 2 50 31 41 77 .234 .291 .326 .616 88 180 3 20
PIT (3 yrs) 316 1196 1077 107 240 42 20 2 99 57 28 81 156 .223 .282 .305 .586 79 328 7 31
STL (3 yrs) 202 798 713 83 177 31 21 2 53 45 50 97 .248 .300 .359 .659 104 256 3 32
BRO (2 yrs) 26 78 66 7 13 0 1 0 9 3 0 3 11 .197 .243 .227 .470 40 15 1 8
NYG (1 yr) 7 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 1 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 66 272 242 33 61 13 3 2 30 13 22 28 .252 .317 .355 .672 96 86 1 7

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
1915 23 PIT NL 145 574 -12 3 0 1 3 -4 -0.6 18 14 1.3 .497 .497 1.4 0.5 13 *5O8/479
1916 24 PIT NL 128 460 -16 -0 0 -8 2 -22 -2.8 14 -8 -1.3 .478 .483 -0.3 -0.8 0 54O7/89
1917 25 PIT NL 43 162 1 0 0 -3 1 -0 -0.1 5 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.8 -0.2 8 5/4
1917 25 STL NL 104 406 2 1 0 8 3 15 1.8 13 27 3.1 .517 .511 2.1 1.4 19 *5/8O
1918 26 STL NL 82 355 1 3 0 6 3 12 1.5 11 23 2.5 .518 .509 1.8 1.0 17 5/O96
1919 27 PHI NL 66 272 -1 1 0 -3 2 -1 -0.3 8 7 0.6 .497 .499 1.1 -0.2 10 5
1919 27 STL NL 16 37 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 0.0 -0.1 0 /54O9
1919 27 BRO NL 20 68 -6 0 0 1 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.4 0.2 -3 5
1920 28 BRO NL 6 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .517 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /5
1920 28 NYG NL 7 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
6 Seasons 617 2353 -32 8 0 1 16 -7 -1.3 72 65 6.4 .498 .499 6.5 1.9 64
PIT (3 yrs) 316 1196 -26 3 0 -10 7 -27 -3.5 37 10 0.5 .489 .492 1.8 -0.5 20
STL (3 yrs) 202 798 1 4 0 13 6 25 3.0 24 49 5.5 .515 .509 3.9 2.4 36
BRO (2 yrs) 26 78 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.3 0.2 -2
NYG (1 yr) 7 9 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
PHI (1 yr) 66 272 -1 1 0 -3 2 -1 -0.3 8 7 0.6 .497 .499 1.1 -0.2 10

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
1915 PIT NL 23 3B 120 120 118 392 142 226 24 13 .939 3.07 .947 3.13
1915 PIT NL 23 OF 20 20 20 55 49 5 1 0 .982 2.70 .959 2.12
1915 PIT NL 23 CF 17 17 17 53 47 5 1 1 .981 3.06 .961 2.47
1915 PIT NL 23 2B 3 1 0 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 3.00 .956 5.07
1915 PIT NL 23 LF 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.20
1915 PIT NL 23 RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.70
1916 PIT NL 24 3B 80 72 68 252 90 145 17 12 .933 2.94 .938 3.18
1916 PIT NL 24 2B 29 26 22 138 62 68 8 10 .942 4.48 .951 5.12
1916 PIT NL 24 OF 16 12 9 35 31 2 2 0 .943 2.06 .967 2.15
1916 PIT NL 24 LF 10 7 4 19 17 0 2 0 .895 1.70 .963 2.14
1916 PIT NL 24 CF 5 4 4 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 2.20 .973 2.54
1916 PIT NL 24 RF 2 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .964 1.75
1917 TOT NL 25 3B 144 139 132 530 166 332 32 27 .940 3.46 .942 3.24
1917 PIT NL 25 3B 41 38 36 138 56 73 9 3 .935 3.15 .942 3.24
1917 PIT NL 25 2B 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .955 5.35
1917 STL NL 25 3B 103 101 96 392 110 259 23 24 .941 3.58 .942 3.24
1917 STL NL 25 CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.55
1917 STL NL 25 OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1918 STL NL 26 3B 81 81 79 329 99 219 11 15 .967 3.93 .949 3.39
1918 STL NL 26 OF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 2.30
1918 STL NL 26 RF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 1.90
1918 STL NL 26 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
1919 TOT NL 27 3B 91 88 87 335 122 195 18 16 .946 3.48 .946 3.24
1919 PHI NL 27 3B 66 65 64 260 100 147 13 14 .950 3.74 .946 3.24
1919 STL NL 27 3B 8 8 8 22 6 11 5 0 .773 2.13 .946 3.24
1919 STL NL 27 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 5.40
1919 STL NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1919 STL NL 27 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1919 BRO NL 27 3B 17 15 15 53 16 37 0 2 1.000 3.12 .946 3.24
1920 TOT NL 28 3B 6 3 2 14 5 8 1 1 .929 2.17 .947 3.15
1920 BRO NL 28 3B 2 2 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 2.00 .948 3.15
1920 NYG NL 28 3B 4 1 1 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 2.25 .947 3.15
6 Seasons 3B 522 503 486 1852 624 1125 103 84 .944 3.35 .945 3.23
5 Seasons OF 40 34 31 92 82 7 3 0 .967 2.23 .962 2.14 12-24-5
4 Seasons 2B 35 28 23 152 68 74 10 10 .934 4.06 .951 5.14
3 Seasons CF 24 22 22 64 57 6 1 1 .984 2.63 .963 2.49
2 Seasons LF 12 9 6 20 18 0 2 0 .900 1.50 .963 2.15
4 Seasons RF 5 3 3 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.60 .961 1.82
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
6 Seasons TOT 598 565 540 2096 774 1206 116 94 .945 3.31 .946 3.27 12-24-5
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1917 NL  1.2 (7th)
1918 NL  1.1 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1917 NL  25 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1915 NL  12 (6th)
1917 NL  13 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1915 NL  88 (1st)
1917 NL  71 (3rd)
1918 NL  42 (7th)
1919 NL  41 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1915 NL  29 (3rd)
1917 NL  26 (5th)
1918 NL  25 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1917 NL  38 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1917 NL  24 (7th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  120 (4th)
1917 NL  144 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  142 (3rd)
1917 NL  166 (2nd)
1919 NL  122 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  226 (4th)
1917 NL  332 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  24 (2nd)
1916 NL  17 (4th)
1917 NL  32 (2nd)
1919 NL  18 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  13 (5th)
1917 NL  27 (2nd)
1919 NL  16 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1915 NL  3.07 (5th)
1917 NL  3.46 (1st)
1918 NL  3.93 (1st)
1919 NL  3.48 (1st)
Career  3.35 (27th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1917 NL  .940 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (242nd), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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