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Sam Barkley

Samuel W. Barkley

Positions: Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 24, 1858 in Wheeling, WV (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1884 (Age 25.343)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): PittsburghAlleghenys/Cowboys/Browns/BlueStockings 1884-1889

Final Game: July 12, 1889 (Age 31.049)
Died: April 20, 1912 in Wheeling, WV
Buried: Peninsula Cemetery, Wheeling, WV
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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
1884 26 TOL AA 104 459 435 71 133 39 9 1 22 .306 .342 .444 .786 151 193 2 *4/2
1885 27 STL AA 106 445 418 67 112 18 10 3 53 25 .268 .312 .380 .693 113 159 2 *43
1886 28 PIT AA 122 536 478 77 127 31 8 1 69 22 58 .266 .345 .370 .715 129 177 0 *4/O3
1887 29 PIT NL 89 374 340 44 76 10 4 1 35 6 30 24 .224 .294 .285 .579 66 97 4 34
1888 30 KCC AA 116 512 482 67 104 21 6 4 51 15 26 51 .216 .262 .309 .571 79 149 4 *4
1889 31 KCC AA 45 191 176 36 50 6 2 0 23 8 15 20 .284 .340 .341 .681 91 60 0 4/3
6 Yrs 582 2517 2329 362 602 125 39 10 231 51 176 95 .258 .314 .359 .672 107 835 12
162 Game Avg. 162 701 648 101 168 35 11 3 64 49 .258 .314 .359 .672 107 232 3
PIT (2 yrs) 211 910 818 121 203 41 12 2 104 28 88 24 .248 .324 .335 .659 101 274 4
KCC (2 yrs) 161 703 658 103 154 27 8 4 74 23 41 71 .234 .283 .318 .601 83 209 4
TOL (1 yr) 104 459 435 71 133 39 9 1 22 .306 .342 .444 .786 151 193 2
STL (1 yr) 106 445 418 67 112 18 10 3 53 25 .268 .312 .380 .693 113 159 2
AA (5 yrs) 493 2143 1989 318 526 115 35 9 196 45 146 71 .264 .317 .371 .688 115 738 8
NL (1 yr) 89 374 340 44 76 10 4 1 35 6 30 24 .224 .294 .285 .579 66 97 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
1884 26 TOL AA 104 459 24 0 0 17 2 43 3.7 9 52 4.7 .538 .524 3.4 1.6 35 *4/2
1885 27 STL AA 106 445 5 0 0 13 2 20 1.8 10 29 2.9 .517 .511 1.6 1.4 16 *43
1886 28 PIT AA 122 536 19 -1 0 5 2 24 2.0 11 35 3.3 .517 .513 2.8 0.6 30 *4/O3
1887 29 PIT NL 89 374 -13 -2 0 -5 1 -19 -1.8 13 -6 -0.5 .482 .490 0.0 -0.5 -1 $1,800 34
1888 30 KCC AA 116 512 -14 -3 0 -15 2 -30 -2.7 11 -19 -1.6 .476 .483 -0.3 -1.1 -4 *4
1889 31 KCC AA 45 191 -3 -1 0 -4 1 -7 -0.6 4 -3 -0.1 .488 .497 0.2 -0.2 1 4/3
6 Seasons 582 2517 18 -7 0 11 9 31 2.4 58 89 8.5 .505 .504 7.6 1.7 78 $1,800
PIT (2 yrs) 211 910 6 -3 0 0 2 5 0.2 24 29 2.7 .502 .503 2.8 0.1 29 $1,800
KCC (2 yrs) 161 703 -17 -4 0 -19 3 -36 -3.3 15 -22 -1.8 .480 .487 -0.2 -1.4 -3
TOL (1 yr) 104 459 24 0 0 17 2 43 3.7 9 52 4.7 .538 .524 3.4 1.6 35
STL (1 yr) 106 445 5 0 0 13 2 20 1.8 10 29 2.9 .517 .511 1.6 1.4 16

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1885 27 STL AA WS CHC T 0 25 23 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .087 .160 .087 .247 2 0
1 WS 0 25 23 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .087 .160 .087 .247 2 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1884 TOL AA 26 2B 103 727 318 358 51 46 .930 6.56 .902 5.99
1884 TOL AA 26 C 2 10 8 0 2 0 .800 4.00 .913 7.45 4 0 0
1885 STL AA 27 2B 96 667 286 328 53 38 .921 6.40 .901 6.10
1885 STL AA 27 1B 11 130 125 3 2 8 .985 11.64 .966 10.63
1886 PIT AA 28 2B 112 737 362 328 47 52 .936 6.16 .908 6.07
1886 PIT AA 28 OF 8 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.13 .877 1.79 8-0-0
1886 PIT AA 28 1B 2 21 20 1 0 1 1.000 10.50 .968 10.25
1887 PIT NL 29 1B 53 579 552 15 12 24 .979 10.70 .974 10.53
1887 PIT NL 29 2B 36 251 112 114 25 14 .900 6.28 .911 5.87
1888 KCC AA 30 2B 116 698 341 314 43 44 .938 5.65 .916 5.64
1889 KCC AA 31 2B 41 209 90 103 16 20 .923 4.71 .917 5.65
1889 KCC AA 31 1B 4 28 26 1 1 1 .964 6.75 .972 10.10
6 Seasons 2B 504 3289 1509 1545 235 214 .929 6.06 .908 5.91
4 Seasons 1B 70 758 723 20 15 34 .980 10.61 .972 10.51
1 Season OF 8 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.13 .877 1.79 8-0-0
1 Season C 2 10 8 0 2 0 .800 4.00 .913 7.45 4 0 0
6 Seasons TOT 584 4066 2249 1565 252 248 .938 6.53 .920 6.41 8-0-0 4 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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1884 AA  4.7 (4th)
1885 AA  2.9 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1884 AA  3.3 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1884 AA  1.6 (6th)
1885 AA  1.4 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1884 AA  .306 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1884 AA  .444 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1884 AA  .786 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1884 AA  133 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1884 AA  193 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1884 AA  39 (1st)
1885 AA  18 (10th)
1886 AA  31 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1884 AA  65 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1884 AA  26 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1884 AA  2.9 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1884 AA  49 (4th)
1886 AA  40 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1884 AA  .734 (8th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1885 AA  96 (4th)
1888 AA  116 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1884 AA  318 (4th)
1885 AA  286 (4th)
1886 AA  362 (4th)
1888 AA  341 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1884 AA  358 (4th)
1885 AA  328 (3rd)
1888 AA  314 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1885 AA  53 (4th)
Career  235 (52nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1884 AA  46 (5th)
1885 AA  38 (5th)
1888 AA  44 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1884 AA  6.56 (5th)
1885 AA  6.40 (2nd)
1886 AA  6.16 (2nd)
1888 AA  5.65 (5th)
Career  6.06 (9th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1884 AA  .930 (2nd)
1885 AA  .921 (3rd)
1886 AA  .936 (2nd)
1888 AA  .938 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 16 (1182), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1427), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2426), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (202nd), 8.5 career WAR/8.5 7yr-peak WAR/8.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1887 29 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,800 ? Preston Orem 270
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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