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Joe Battin

Joseph V. Battin

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: November 11, 1853 in West Bradford, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 11, 1871 (Age 17.273)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1874 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BrownStockings/Alleghenys/Athletics/Stars/Chicago/Pittsburgh/... 1871-1890

Final Game: May 28, 1890 (Age 36.198)
Died: December 10, 1937 in Akron, OH
Buried: Glendale Cemetery, Akron, OH
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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
1871 17 CLE NA 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -20 0 0 /O
1873 19 ATH NA 1 6 5 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .600 .667 .600 1.267 267 3 0 /O
1874 20 ATH NA 51 227 226 40 52 11 1 0 27 3 2 1 7 .230 .233 .288 .521 61 65 1 *4/O6
1875 21 STL NA 67 284 284 31 71 6 3 0 33 15 3 0 6 .250 .250 .292 .542 96 83 3 *4/52O
1876 22 STL NL 64 289 283 34 85 11 4 0 46 6 6 .300 .315 .367 .682 135 104 *5/4
1877 23 STL NL 57 232 226 28 45 3 7 1 22 6 17 .199 .220 .288 .507 62 65 54/O1
1882 28 PIT AA 34 136 133 13 28 5 1 1 3 .211 .228 .286 .514 72 38 5
1883 29 PIT AA 98 399 388 42 83 9 6 1 11 .214 .236 .276 .511 69 107 *5/1
1884 30 TOT MLB 78 290 286 21 47 4 2 0 3 .164 .176 .192 .368 20 55 1 *5
1884 30 TOT UA 35 128 128 11 19 3 0 0 0 .148 .148 .172 .320 5 22 5
1884 30 PIT AA 43 162 158 10 28 1 2 0 3 .177 .198 .209 .406 31 33 1 5
1884 30 CPI UA 18 69 69 8 13 2 0 0 0 .188 .188 .217 .406 36 15 5
1884 30 BLU UA 17 59 59 3 6 1 0 0 0 .102 .102 .119 .220 -29 7 5
1890 36 SYR AA 29 127 119 15 25 2 1 0 13 8 8 .210 .260 .244 .504 54 29 0 5
10 Yrs 480 1994 1953 228 439 51 25 3 143 26 5 40 36 .225 .241 .281 .522 73 549 4 1
162 Game Avg. 162 673 659 77 148 17 8 1 48 14 .225 .241 .281 .522 73 185
PIT (3 yrs) 175 697 679 65 139 15 9 2 17 .205 .225 .262 .487 61 178 1
ATH (2 yrs) 52 233 231 44 55 11 1 0 29 3 2 2 7 .238 .245 .294 .539 67 68 1
STL (2 yrs) 121 521 509 62 130 14 11 1 68 12 23 .255 .273 .332 .605 102 169
BLU (1 yr) 17 59 59 3 6 1 0 0 0 .102 .102 .119 .220 -29 7
CPI (1 yr) 18 69 69 8 13 2 0 0 0 .188 .188 .217 .406 36 15
SYR (1 yr) 29 127 119 15 25 2 1 0 13 8 8 .210 .260 .244 .504 54 29 0
STL (1 yr) 67 284 284 31 71 6 3 0 33 15 3 0 6 .250 .250 .292 .542 96 83 3
CLE (1 yr) 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -20 0 0
AA (4 yrs) 204 824 798 80 164 17 10 2 13 8 25 .206 .231 .259 .490 60 207 1
NA (4 yrs) 120 521 518 75 126 17 4 0 62 18 5 3 13 .243 .248 .292 .539 81 151 4
UA (1 yr) 35 128 128 11 19 3 0 0 0 .148 .148 .172 .320 5 22
NL (2 yrs) 121 521 509 62 130 14 11 1 68 12 23 .255 .273 .332 .605 102 169

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
1871 17 CLE NA 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .469 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /O
1873 19 ATH NA 1 6 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .595 .501 0.1 0.0 2 /O
1874 20 ATH NA 51 227 -13 -0 0 5 1 -8 -0.6 8 0 0.2 .489 .497 -0.2 0.4 -5 *4/O6
1875 21 STL NA 67 284 1 2 0 11 1 16 1.3 10 25 2.3 .520 .508 1.4 1.1 14 *4/52O
1876 22 STL NL 64 289 13 0 0 14 2 29 2.4 10 38 3.4 .539 .516 2.3 1.4 24 *5/4
1877 23 STL NL 57 232 -10 0 0 -1 1 -9 -0.9 8 -2 -0.1 .485 .495 0.0 0.0 -0 54/O1
1882 28 PIT AA 34 136 -4 0 0 7 1 4 0.4 3 7 0.8 .512 .503 0.1 0.8 0 5
1883 29 PIT AA 98 399 -11 0 0 10 3 2 0.2 9 11 1.1 .502 .501 0.2 1.2 1 *5/1
1884 30 PIT AA 43 162 -12 0 0 5 1 -6 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.6 0.5 -7 5
1884 30 CPI UA 18 69 -5 0 0 2 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.4 0.3 -4 5
1884 30 BLU UA 17 59 -9 0 0 1 0 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .461 .496 -0.8 0.2 -8 5
1890 36 SYR AA 29 127 -7 0 0 -5 1 -10 -0.9 3 -7 -0.6 .468 .494 -0.2 -0.4 -2 5
10 Seasons 480 1994 -54 2 0 49 13 10 0.5 53 63 6.1 .502 .502 2.0 5.5 14
PIT (3 yrs) 175 697 -27 0 0 22 6 1 -0.0 15 16 1.6 .501 .500 -0.3 2.5 -6
ATH (2 yrs) 52 233 -11 -0 0 5 1 -6 -0.5 8 2 0.3 .491 .497 -0.1 0.4 -3
STL (2 yrs) 121 521 3 0 0 13 3 19 1.5 18 37 3.3 .514 .506 2.3 1.4 24
BLU (1 yr) 17 59 -9 0 0 1 0 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .461 .496 -0.8 0.2 -8
CPI (1 yr) 18 69 -5 0 0 2 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.4 0.3 -4
SYR (1 yr) 29 127 -7 0 0 -5 1 -10 -0.9 3 -7 -0.6 .468 .494 -0.2 -0.4 -2
STL (1 yr) 67 284 1 2 0 11 1 16 1.3 10 25 2.3 .520 .508 1.4 1.1 14
CLE (1 yr) 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .469 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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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
1877 23 STL NL 0 0 4.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 16 62 3.11 1.091 7.4 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
1883 29 PIT AA 0 0 2.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 9 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 159 4.00 2.500 20.3 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
2 Yrs 0 0 3.52 3 0 2 0 0 0 7.2 12 6 3 0 2 1 0 1 38 94 3.58 1.826 14.1 0.0 2.3 1.2 0.50
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.52 68 0 45 0 0 0 175 272 136 68 0 45 23 0 23 861 94 3.58 1.826 14.1 0.0 2.3 1.2 0.50
PIT (1 yr) 0 0 2.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 9 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 159 4.00 2.500 20.3 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
STL (1 yr) 0 0 4.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 16 62 3.11 1.091 7.4 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.00
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
1877 23 STL NL 3.2 1 0 2 4.91 5.85 0.15 0.00 93.0 5.31 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .517 .500
1883 29 PIT AA 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 5.78 -0.70 0.00 98.0 6.35 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .451 .499
2 Seasons 7.2 3 0 6 7.04 5.81 -0.30 0.00 95.6 5.85 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .473 .500
PIT (1 yr) 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 5.78 -0.70 0.00 98.0 6.35 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .451 .499
STL (1 yr) 3.2 1 0 2 4.91 5.85 0.15 0.00 93.0 5.31 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .517 .500

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
1871 CLE NA 17 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .830 2.00 0-0-1
1873 ATH NA 19 OF 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .803 2.00 0-1-0
1874 ATH NA 20 2B 41 289 111 124 54 20 .813 5.73 .805 5.51
1874 ATH NA 20 OF 7 20 13 1 6 0 .700 2.00 .802 2.01 0-2-5
1874 ATH NA 20 SS 5 30 10 11 9 0 .700 4.20 .786 4.68
1875 STL NA 21 2B 62 440 168 211 61 22 .861 6.11 .837 5.89
1875 STL NA 21 3B 6 32 9 19 4 1 .875 4.67 .764 3.67
1875 STL NA 21 C 2 5 2 0 3 0 .400 1.00 .824 5.70 2 0 0
1875 STL NA 21 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .820 1.90 0-1-0
1876 STL NL 22 3B 63 300 115 145 40 8 .867 4.13 .807 3.75
1876 STL NL 22 2B 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .865 5.70
1877 STL NL 23 3B 32 164 58 77 29 6 .823 4.22 .841 3.69
1877 STL NL 23 2B 21 137 54 59 24 4 .825 5.38 .867 6.40
1877 STL NL 23 OF 5 6 4 0 2 0 .667 0.80 .832 1.88 0-5-0
1877 STL NL 23 P 1 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.21 2.10
1882 PIT AA 28 3B 34 194 62 108 24 5 .876 5.00 .799 3.67
1883 PIT AA 29 3B 98 459 151 258 50 12 .891 4.17 .840 3.33
1883 PIT AA 29 P 2 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1884 TOT MLB 30 3B 78 312 101 178 33 8 .894 3.58 .814 3.00
1884 TOT UA 30 3B 35 151 48 83 20 4 .868 3.74 .777 3.02
1884 PIT AA 30 3B 43 161 53 95 13 4 .919 3.44 .848 2.98
1884 CPI UA 30 3B 18 87 31 48 8 3 .908 4.39 .777 3.02
1884 BLU UA 30 3B 17 64 17 35 12 1 .813 3.06 .777 3.02
1890 SYR AA 36 3B 29 131 44 60 27 2 .794 3.59 .864 3.68
7 Seasons 3B 340 1592 540 845 207 42 .870 4.07 .824 3.44
4 Seasons 2B 125 870 336 395 139 46 .840 5.85 .831 5.85
5 Seasons OF 15 31 20 2 9 0 .710 1.47 .809 1.96 0-9-6
1 Season SS 5 30 10 11 9 0 .700 4.20 .786 4.68
2 Seasons P 3 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.23 2.23
1 Season C 2 5 2 0 3 0 .400 1.00 .824 5.70 2 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 490 7.2 2528 908 1253 367 88 .855 0.00 4.41 .826 2.23 4.02 0-9-6 2 0 0
Lg 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
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 1.3%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1876 NL  3.5 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1876 NL  3.5 (4th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1875 NA  1.1 (3rd)
1876 NL  1.4 (2nd)
1882 AA  0.8 (8th)
1883 AA  1.2 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1883 AA  98 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1877 NL  7 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1877 NL  1 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1876 NL  46 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1877 NL  17 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1875 NA  15 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1875 NA  3 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1877 NL  226.0 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1883 AA  305 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1877 NL  0.1 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1877 NL  1 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1877 NL  55 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  41 (5th)
1875 NA  62 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  111 (5th)
1875 NA  168 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  124 (4th)
1875 NA  211 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  54 (3rd)
1875 NA  61 (3rd)
1877 NL  24 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  20 (3rd)
1875 NA  22 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  63 (5th)
1877 NL  32 (5th)
1882 AA  34 (5th)
1883 AA  98 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  115 (5th)
1877 NL  58 (5th)
1882 AA  62 (5th)
1883 AA  151 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  145 (3rd)
1877 NL  77 (4th)
1882 AA  108 (5th)
1883 AA  258 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1877 NL  29 (3rd)
1883 AA  50 (3rd)
Career  207 (81st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  8 (1st)
1877 NL  6 (3rd)
1882 AA  5 (4th)
1883 AA  12 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  5.73 (4th)
1875 NA  6.11 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1874 NA  .813 (4th)
1875 NA  .861 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  4.13 (3rd)
1877 NL  4.22 (2nd)
1883 AA  4.17 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1876 NL  .867 (1st)
1883 AA  .891 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1890 AA  born 1853-11-11 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1853-11-11 (1st)
1873 NA  born 1853-11-11 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 12 (1328), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Third Base (236th), 6.1 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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