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Kirtley Baker

Kirtley Baker (Whitey)

Positions: Pitcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June 24, 1869 in Aurora, IN (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 1890 (Age 20.317)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): PittsburghAlleghenys/Orioles/Senators 1890-1899

Final Game: June 14, 1899 (Age 29.355)
Died: April 13, 1927 in Covington, KY
Buried: Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, IN
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Standard Pitching

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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
1890 21 PIT NL 3 19 .136 5.60 25 21 4 19 2 0 178.1 209 176 111 11 86 76 20 0 22 844 59 4.65 1.654 10.5 0.6 4.3 3.8 0.88
1893 24 BLN NL 3 8 .273 8.44 15 12 3 8 0 0 91.2 138 111 86 5 58 26 5 0 6 472 56 5.45 2.138 13.5 0.5 5.7 2.6 0.45
1894 25 BLN NL 0 1 .000 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.00
1898 29 WHS NL 2 3 .400 3.06 6 5 1 4 0 0 47.0 56 31 16 1 18 7 0 0 1 209 121 3.89 1.574 10.7 0.2 3.4 1.3 0.39
1899 30 WHS NL 1 7 .125 6.83 11 6 5 3 0 0 54.0 79 65 41 3 22 6 6 0 1 261 57 4.99 1.870 13.2 0.5 3.7 1.0 0.27
5 Yrs 9 38 .191 6.28 58 44 13 34 2 0 371.0 483 388 259 20 186 115 31 0 30 1789 61 4.82 1.803 11.7 0.5 4.5 2.8 0.62
162 Game Avg. 6 25 .191 6.28 39 29 9 23 1 0 247 322 259 173 13 124 77 21 0 20 1193 61 4.82 1.803 11.7 0.5 4.5 2.8 0.62
WHS (2 yrs) 3 10 .231 5.08 17 11 6 7 0 0 101.0 135 96 57 4 40 13 6 0 2 470 75 4.48 1.733 12.0 0.4 3.6 1.2 0.33
BLN (2 yrs) 3 9 .250 8.93 16 12 3 8 0 0 91.2 139 116 91 5 60 26 5 0 6 475 53 5.45 2.171 13.6 0.5 5.9 2.6 0.43
PIT (1 yr) 3 19 .136 5.60 25 21 4 19 2 0 178.1 209 176 111 11 86 76 20 0 22 844 59 4.65 1.654 10.5 0.6 4.3 3.8 0.88
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
1890 21 PIT NL 178.1 25 21 176 8.88 5.76 -0.72 0.00 92.0 5.96 -51 -3.9 1.0 -0.3 -2.6 -37 .343 .476
1893 24 BLN NL 91.2 15 12 111 10.90 6.59 -0.14 0.00 102.0 6.87 -40 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -28 .322 .484
1894 25 BLN NL 0.0 1 0 5 103.0 1.0 0.0
1898 29 WHS NL 47.0 6 5 31 5.94 4.99 -0.46 0.00 101.0 5.51 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .483 .499
1899 30 WHS NL 54.0 11 6 65 10.83 5.28 -0.63 0.00 101.0 5.97 -28 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -23 .310 .487
5 Seasons 371.0 58 44 388 9.41 5.80 -0.53 0.00 96.9 6.13 -120 -8.8 1.0 -0.5 -5.7 -86 .340 .474
WHS (2 yrs) 101.0 17 11 96 8.55 5.15 -0.55 0.00 101.0 5.76 -29 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.3 -20 .371 .491
BLN (2 yrs) 91.2 16 12 116 11.39 6.59 -0.14 0.00 102.0 6.87 -40 -2.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -28 .302 .453
PIT (1 yr) 178.1 25 21 176 8.88 5.76 -0.72 0.00 92.0 5.96 -51 -3.9 1.0 -0.3 -2.6 -37 .343 .476

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
1890 21 PIT NL 26 80 68 6 10 0 0 0 0 1 10 6 .147 .275 .147 .422 30 10 2 1
1893 24 BLN NL 19 65 57 9 17 1 1 0 6 1 8 6 .298 .385 .351 .735 95 20 0 1/O
1894 25 BLN NL 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /O1
1898 29 WHS NL 6 21 18 3 5 0 1 0 3 0 3 4 .278 .381 .389 .770 120 7 0 0 /1
1899 30 WHS NL 12 20 19 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 .158 .200 .158 .358 -1 3 0 0 1
5 Yrs 65 190 166 19 35 1 2 0 10 2 22 23 .211 .311 .241 .551 57 40 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 474 414 47 87 2 5 0 25 5 55 57 .211 .311 .241 .551 57 100 5
WHS (2 yrs) 18 41 37 4 8 0 1 0 4 0 4 10 .216 .293 .270 .563 58 10 0 0
BLN (2 yrs) 21 69 61 9 17 1 1 0 6 1 8 7 .279 .362 .328 .690 82 20 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 26 80 68 6 10 0 0 0 0 1 10 6 .147 .275 .147 .422 30 10 2

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
1890 21 PIT NL 26 80 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1893 24 BLN NL 19 65 -0 -0 0 0 4 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .516 .502 0.3 -0.0 4 1/O
1894 25 BLN NL 2 4 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .438 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 /O1
1898 29 WHS NL 6 21 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .527 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1899 30 WHS NL 12 20 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
5 Seasons 65 190 -9 -0 0 0 13 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .505 .501 0.3 -0.1 4
WHS (2 yrs) 18 41 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BLN (2 yrs) 21 69 -2 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .502 0.2 -0.0 2
PIT (1 yr) 26 80 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1890 PIT NL 21 P 25 178.1 49 11 32 6 2 .878 2.17 1.72 .898 2.24 2.19
1893 BLN NL 24 P 15 91.2 43 8 32 3 1 .930 3.93 2.67 .913 2.50 2.45
1893 BLN NL 24 OF 3 12 8 3 1 0 .917 3.67 .915 2.17 3-0-0
1894 BLN NL 25 OF 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .915 2.30 0-0-1
1894 BLN NL 25 P 1 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .910 2.10
1898 WHS NL 29 P 6 47.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 2.11 1.83 .918 2.64 2.55
1899 WHS NL 30 P 11 54.0 29 1 24 4 0 .862 4.17 2.27 .910 2.68 2.56
5 Seasons P 58 371.0 133 23 96 14 3 .895 2.89 2.05 .907 2.42 2.37
2 Seasons OF 4 16 11 4 1 0 .938 3.75 .915 2.20 3-0-1
5 Seasons TOT 62 371.0 149 34 100 15 3 .899 2.89 2.16 .908 2.42 2.35 3-0-1
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

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 NL  3.836 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 NL  2 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1890 NL  11 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1890 NL  19 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1890 NL  22 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 NL  20 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1890 NL  4 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2682), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3398th), -5.5 career WAR/-5.5 7yr-peak WAR/-5.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Kirtley Whitey Baker

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