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Phil Baker

Philip Baker

Positions: First Baseman, Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 152 lb.

Born: September 19, 1856 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1883 (Age 26.224, 603rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Nationals/Orioles 1883-1886

Final Game: September 2, 1886 (Age 29.348)
Died: June 4, 1940 in Washington, DC
Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC
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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
1883 26 BAL AA 28 129 121 22 33 2 1 1 8 .273 .318 .331 .648 107 40 2O/6
1884 27 WHS UA 86 382 371 75 107 12 5 1 11 .288 .309 .356 .665 125 132 3O2
1886 29 WHS NL 81 345 325 37 72 6 5 1 34 16 20 32 .222 .267 .280 .547 72 91 3O/2
3 Yrs 195 856 817 134 212 20 11 3 34 16 39 32 .259 .293 .322 .615 100 263
162 Game Avg. 162 711 679 111 176 17 9 2 28 32 .259 .293 .322 .615 100 218
BAL (1 yr) 28 129 121 22 33 2 1 1 8 .273 .318 .331 .648 107 40
WHS (1 yr) 81 345 325 37 72 6 5 1 34 16 20 32 .222 .267 .280 .547 72 91
WHS (1 yr) 86 382 371 75 107 12 5 1 11 .288 .309 .356 .665 125 132

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
1883 26 BAL AA 28 129 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.4 -0.0 4 2O/6
1884 27 WHS UA 86 382 10 0 0 6 0 16 1.7 0 16 1.8 .517 .509 0.9 0.8 10 3O2
1886 29 WHS NL 81 345 -8 0 0 -3 -1 -12 -1.2 12 -0 0.0 .486 .493 0.5 -0.4 3 3O/2
3 Seasons 195 856 4 0 0 2 -1 5 0.6 14 20 2.2 .502 .501 1.8 0.3 18
BAL (1 yr) 28 129 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.4 -0.0 4
WHS (1 yr) 81 345 -8 0 0 -3 -1 -12 -1.2 12 -0 0.0 .486 .493 0.5 -0.4 3
WHS (1 yr) 86 382 10 0 0 6 0 16 1.7 0 16 1.8 .517 .509 0.9 0.8 10

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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
1883 BAL AA 26 C 19 120 93 13 14 2 .883 5.58 .890 6.68 23 0 0
1883 BAL AA 26 OF 14 28 20 1 7 0 .750 1.50 .851 1.80 1-1-12
1883 BAL AA 26 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.90
1884 WHS UA 27 1B 39 336 309 12 15 13 .955 8.23 .950 10.18
1884 WHS UA 27 OF 32 55 47 3 5 0 .909 1.56 .816 1.53 0-32-0
1884 WHS UA 27 C 27 198 159 25 14 3 .929 6.81 .895 8.35 18 0 0
1886 WHS NL 29 1B 56 600 567 13 20 29 .967 10.36 .968 10.35
1886 WHS NL 29 OF 21 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 1.48 .890 1.75 1-7-14
1886 WHS NL 29 C 4 7 4 2 1 1 .857 1.50 .919 7.15 0 0 0
2 Seasons 1B 95 936 876 25 35 42 .963 9.48 .962 10.28
3 Seasons OF 67 114 98 4 12 0 .895 1.52 .845 1.66 2-40-26
3 Seasons C 50 325 256 40 29 6 .911 5.92 .894 7.62 41 0 0
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.90
3 Seasons TOT 213 1375 1230 69 76 48 .945 6.10 .936 6.91 2-40-26 41 0 0
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

Batting Average s c a p y
1884 UA  .288 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1884 UA  .309 (10th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1884 UA  12 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (390th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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