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Cy Barger

Eros Bolivar Barger

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 18, 1885 in Jamestown, KY
School: Transylvania University (Lexington, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1906 (Age 21.104, 2,859th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1910 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rebels/Dodgers/Superbas/Highlanders 1906-1915

Last Game: October 2, 1915 (Age 30.137)   vs. CHI 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 23, 1964 in Columbia, KY
Buried: Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, KY
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Standard Pitching

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
1906 21 NYY AL 0 0 10.13 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.1 7 8 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 25 32 2.93 1.875 11.8 0.0 5.1 5.1 1.00
1907 22 NYY AL 0 0 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 10 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 29 102 3.18 1.833 15.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.00
1910 25 BRO NL 15 15 .500 2.88 35 30 4 25 2 1 271.2 267 105 87 2 107 87 6 0 3 1083 105 3.03 1.377 8.8 0.1 3.5 2.9 0.81
1911 26 BRO NL 11 15 .423 3.52 30 30 0 21 1 0 217.1 224 112 85 4 71 60 7 0 1 882 94 3.53 1.357 9.3 0.2 2.9 2.5 0.85
1912 27 BRO NL 1 9 .100 5.46 16 11 4 6 0 0 94.0 120 78 57 4 42 30 4 0 0 426 61 4.23 1.723 11.5 0.4 4.0 2.9 0.71
1914 29 PBS FL 10 16 .385 4.34 33 26 6 18 1 1 228.1 252 125 110 7 63 70 6 0 1 939 73 3.13 1.380 9.9 0.3 2.5 2.8 1.11
1915 30 PBS FL 9 8 .529 2.29 34 13 19 8 1 6 153.0 130 49 39 1 47 47 4 0 1 597 133 2.88 1.157 7.6 0.1 2.8 2.8 1.00
7 Yrs 46 63 .422 3.56 151 111 35 78 5 9 975.2 1010 479 386 18 334 297 28 0 7 3981 88 3.26 1.378 9.3 0.2 3.1 2.7 0.89
162 Game Avg. 12 16 .422 3.56 39 29 9 20 1 2 253 262 124 100 5 87 77 7 0 2 1033 88 3.26 1.378 9.3 0.2 3.1 2.7 0.89
BRO (3 yrs) 27 39 .409 3.54 81 71 8 52 3 1 583.0 611 295 229 10 220 177 17 0 4 2391 90 3.41 1.425 9.4 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80
PBS (2 yrs) 19 24 .442 3.52 67 39 25 26 2 7 381.1 382 174 149 8 110 117 10 0 2 1536 88 3.03 1.290 9.0 0.2 2.6 2.8 1.06
NYY (2 yrs) 0 0 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 17 10 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 54 49 3.06 1.853 13.5 0.0 3.2 2.4 0.75
NL (3 yrs) 27 39 .409 3.54 81 71 8 52 3 1 583.0 611 295 229 10 220 177 17 0 4 2391 90 3.41 1.425 9.4 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80
FL (2 yrs) 19 24 .442 3.52 67 39 25 26 2 7 381.1 382 174 149 8 110 117 10 0 2 1536 88 3.03 1.290 9.0 0.2 2.6 2.8 1.06
AL (2 yrs) 0 0 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 17 10 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 54 49 3.06 1.853 13.5 0.0 3.2 2.4 0.75
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
1906 21 NYY AL 5.1 2 1 8 13.50 3.60 -0.03 0.00 110.0 3.99 -6 -0.5 1.00 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .251 .497
1907 22 NYY AL 6.0 1 0 2 3.00 3.61 -0.70 0.00 110.0 4.74 1 0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.2 2 .654 .501
1910 25 BRO NL 271.2 35 30 105 3.48 4.15 -0.13 0.00 100.0 4.29 23 2.8 1.00 -0.2 4.8 45 .580 .517
1911 26 BRO NL 217.1 30 30 112 4.64 4.55 0.06 0.00 98.0 4.40 -4 -0.4 -0.2 1.2 12 .487 .498
1912 27 BRO NL 94.0 16 11 78 7.47 4.67 -0.06 0.00 98.0 4.64 -29 -2.5 1.00 -0.1 -1.8 -21 .341 .484
1914 29 PBS FL 228.1 33 26 125 4.93 4.13 -0.27 0.00 99.0 4.36 -17 -1.8 1.00 -0.1 -0.9 -6 .446 .489
1915 30 PBS FL 153.0 34 13 49 2.88 3.86 0.05 0.00 99.0 3.77 15 1.9 1.00 -0.1 2.5 21 .554 .511
7 Seasons 975.2 151 111 479 4.42 4.23 -0.09 0.00 99.1 4.28 -15 -0.4 1.00 -0.7 5.6 47 .497 .502
BRO (3 yrs) 583.0 81 71 295 4.55 4.38 -0.05 0.00 98.9 4.39 -9 -0.1 1.00 -0.5 4.2 36 .498 .503
PBS (2 yrs) 381.1 67 39 174 4.11 4.02 -0.14 0.00 99.0 4.12 -1 0.1 1.00 -0.2 1.6 15 .501 .500
NYY (2 yrs) 11.1 3 1 10 7.94 3.61 -0.38 0.00 110.0 4.39 -4 -0.3 1.00 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .385 .498

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1914 29 PBS FL 33 26 9 15 2 1 4 11 15 .423 18 1 13 50% 49.0 80 8 10 11 3.3 7.9
1915 30 PBS FL 34 13 6 6 1 1 4 7 6 .538 8 1 9 69% 55.8 84 24 7 3 3.3 7.5
2 Yrs 67 39 15 21 3 2 8 18 21 .462 26 2 22 56% 51 84 8 17 14 3.3 7.8
MLB Averages .500 62% 55 119 -56 3.9 7.3

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1914 29 PBS FL 33 7 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 10.0
1915 30 PBS FL 34 21 19 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 14 2 1 8.0
2 Yrs 67 28 25 4 3 0 7 0 0 0 21 2 1 8.5

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1914 29 PBS FL 0.8% 7.5% 6.7% 5.2% 19%
1915 30 PBS FL 0.2% 7.9% 7.9% 1.7% 8%
2 Yrs 0.5% 7.6% 7.2% 3.8% 15%
MLB Averages 0.5% 10.5% 8.1% 2.5% 11% 56%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1906 21 0 0 10.13 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.1 7 8 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 25 32 1.875 11.8 0.0 5.1 5.1 1.00 32
1907 22 0 0 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 17 10 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 54 49 1.853 13.5 0.0 3.2 2.4 0.75 49
1908 23 0 0 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 17 10 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 54 49 1.853 13.5 0.0 3.2 2.4 0.75 49
1909 24 0 0 6.35 3 1 2 0 0 1 11.1 17 10 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 54 49 1.853 13.5 0.0 3.2 2.4 0.75 49
1910 25 15 15 .500 3.02 38 31 6 25 2 2 283.0 284 115 95 2 111 90 7 0 4 1137 100 1.396 9.0 0.1 3.5 2.9 0.81 100
1911 26 26 30 .464 3.24 68 61 6 46 3 2 500.1 508 227 180 6 182 150 14 0 5 2019 97 1.379 9.1 0.1 3.3 2.7 0.82 97
1912 27 27 39 .409 3.59 84 72 10 52 3 2 594.1 628 305 237 10 224 180 18 0 5 2445 89 1.434 9.5 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80 89
1913 28 27 39 .409 3.59 84 72 10 52 3 2 594.1 628 305 237 10 224 180 18 0 5 2445 89 1.434 9.5 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80 89
1914 29 37 55 .402 3.80 117 98 16 70 4 3 822.2 880 430 347 17 287 250 24 0 6 3384 84 1.419 9.6 0.2 3.1 2.7 0.87 84
1915 30 46 63 .422 3.56 151 111 35 78 5 9 975.2 1010 479 386 18 334 297 28 0 7 3981 88 1.378 9.3 0.2 3.1 2.7 0.89 88

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1906 21 0 1 .000 13.50 6.0 8 10 9 0 3 3 0 1.833 12.0 4.5 4.5 1.00 0.0 2
1907 22 1 0 1.000 3.00 6.0 11 2 2 0 1 0 1 2.000 16.5 1.5 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
1910 25 18 14 .563 3.30 284.0 306 116 104 2 123 91 7 1.511 9.7 3.9 2.9 0.74 0.1 35
1911 26 12 13 .480 4.14 226.0 243 116 104 4 77 62 8 1.416 9.7 3.1 2.5 0.81 0.2 30
1912 27 4 7 .364 6.21 100.0 126 77 69 4 44 32 4 1.700 11.3 4.0 2.9 0.73 0.4 16
1914 29 11 15 .423 4.67 237.0 282 137 123 8 70 73 7 1.485 10.7 2.7 2.8 1.04 0.3 33
1915 30 10 8 .556 2.81 160.0 149 56 50 1 54 49 5 1.269 8.4 3.0 2.8 0.91 0.1 34
7 Yrs 56 58 .491 4.07 1019.0 1125 514 461 19 372 310 32 1.469 9.9 2.7 0.83 0.2 151



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1910 NL  5.2 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1910 NL  4.8 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1915 FL  6 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1910 NL  271.7 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1910 NL  25 (4th)
1911 NL  21 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1910 NL  107 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1910 NL  267 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 NL  0.066 (6th)
1911 NL  0.166 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1910 NL  15 (8th)
1911 NL  15 (8th)
1914 FL  16 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1910 NL  87 (8th)
1914 FL  110 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1910 NL  1,083 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1915 FL  19 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1906 AL  born 1885-05-18 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1534), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1433), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1204), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1130th), 6.5 career WAR/6.5 7yr-peak WAR/6.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Eros Bolivar Cy Barger

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