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George Bechtel

George W. Bechtel

Positions: Rightfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Unknown
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 2, 1848 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 1871 (Age 22.260, 80th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1872 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Whites/Athletics/Mutuals/Grays/Centennials 1871-1876

Last Game: August 19, 1876 (Age 27.352)
Died: April 3, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Palmer Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
1871 22 ATH NA 20 96 94 24 33 9 1 1 21 4 0 2 2 .351 .365 .500 .865 143 47 1 O/51
1872 23 NYU NA 51 254 247 61 74 11 3 0 42 9 1 7 3 .300 .319 .368 .687 119 91 2 *O/3
1873 24 PHI NA 53 267 258 53 63 12 1 1 39 2 1 9 1 .244 .270 .310 .580 68 80 3 *O/1
1874 25 PHI NA 32 153 151 29 42 4 5 1 34 0 0 2 1 .278 .288 .391 .678 113 59 0 O/1
1875 26 TOT NA 49 227 225 45 63 11 2 0 27 2 0 2 4 .280 .286 .347 .633 115 78 1 O1
1875 26 CEN NA 14 62 61 12 17 5 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 .279 .290 .361 .651 131 22 0 1
1875 26 ATH NA 35 165 164 33 46 6 2 0 20 2 0 1 3 .280 .285 .341 .626 110 56 1 O/1
1876 27 TOT NL 16 65 65 4 13 1 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .215 .415 32 14 O
1876 27 LOU NL 14 55 55 2 10 1 0 0 2 0 1 .182 .182 .200 .382 20 11 O
1876 27 NYU NL 2 10 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 105 3 /O
6 Yrs 221 1062 1040 216 288 48 12 3 165 17 2 22 12 .277 .292 .355 .647 101 369 7
162 Game Avg. 162 778 762 158 211 35 9 2 121 16 9 .277 .292 .355 .647 101 270
PHI (2 yrs) 85 420 409 82 105 16 6 2 73 2 1 11 2 .257 .276 .340 .616 84 139 3
ATH (2 yrs) 55 261 258 57 79 15 3 1 41 6 0 3 5 .306 .314 .399 .713 123 103 2
CEN (1 yr) 14 62 61 12 17 5 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 .279 .290 .361 .651 131 22 0
NYU (1 yr) 51 254 247 61 74 11 3 0 42 9 1 7 3 .300 .319 .368 .687 119 91 2
NYU (1 yr) 2 10 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 105 3
LOU (1 yr) 14 55 55 2 10 1 0 0 2 0 1 .182 .182 .200 .382 20 11
NA (5 yrs) 205 997 975 212 275 47 12 3 163 17 2 22 11 .282 .298 .364 .662 105 355 7
NL (1 yr) 16 65 65 4 13 1 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .215 .415 32 14

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 22 ATH NA 20 96 6 1 0 0 -1 6 0.3 3 9 0.6 .517 .502 0.6 -0.1 9 O/51
1872 23 NYU NA 51 254 10 2 0 1 -3 10 0.6 9 18 1.4 .512 .504 1.3 -0.2 17 *O/3
1873 24 PHI NA 53 267 -12 0 0 9 -3 -6 -0.5 9 2 0.4 .492 .497 -0.2 0.3 -7 *O/1
1874 25 PHI NA 32 153 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0.0 5 6 0.5 .501 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 O/1
1875 26 CEN NA 14 62 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .526 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1875 26 ATH NA 35 165 1 1 0 4 -2 4 0.3 5 9 0.8 .509 .502 0.5 0.2 5 O/1
1876 27 LOU NL 14 55 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4 O
1876 27 NYU NL 2 10 0 0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .419 .499 0.0 -0.2 0 /O
6 Seasons 221 1062 5 4 0 12 -11 9 0.4 33 43 3.6 .502 .501 2.9 -0.1 31
PHI (2 yrs) 85 420 -10 0 0 9 -5 -6 -0.5 14 8 0.9 .495 .498 0.4 0.2 -1
ATH (2 yrs) 55 261 7 2 0 4 -3 10 0.6 9 18 1.5 .512 .502 1.2 0.1 14
CEN (1 yr) 14 62 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .526 .502 0.4 -0.0 4
NYU (1 yr) 51 254 10 2 0 1 -3 10 0.6 9 18 1.4 .512 .504 1.3 -0.2 17
NYU (1 yr) 2 10 0 0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .419 .499 0.0 -0.2 0
LOU (1 yr) 14 55 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4

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
1871 22 ATH NA 1 2 .333 7.96 3 3 0 2 0 0 26.0 43 42 23 0 11 1 0 7 146 53 4.77 2.077 14.9 0.0 3.8 0.3 0.09
1873 24 PHI NA 0 2 .000 4.50 3 2 1 1 0 0 16.0 27 24 8 0 2 0 0 0 87 78 3.48 1.813 15.2 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.00
1874 25 PHI NA 1 3 .250 1.62 6 4 1 4 0 0 39.0 57 42 7 0 1 0 0 0 193 138 2.14 1.487 13.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.00
1875 26 TOT NA 5 13 .278 2.67 18 18 0 18 0 0 162.0 210 157 48 0 8 9 0 10 771 84 2.28 1.346 11.7 0.0 0.4 0.5 1.13
1875 26 CEN NA 2 12 .143 2.71 14 14 0 14 0 0 126.0 169 138 38 0 5 6 0 9 621 81 2.26 1.381 12.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.20
1875 26 ATH NA 3 1 .750 2.50 4 4 0 4 0 0 36.0 41 19 10 0 3 3 0 1 150 97 2.32 1.222 10.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.00
4 Yrs 7 20 .259 3.19 30 27 2 25 0 0 243.0 337 265 86 0 22 10 0 17 1197 80 2.60 1.477 12.5 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.45
162 Game Avg. 8 24 .259 3.19 36 32 2 30 0 0 290 402 316 103 0 26 12 0 20 1428 80 2.60 1.477 12.5 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.45
PHI (2 yrs) 1 5 .167 2.45 9 6 2 5 0 0 55.0 84 66 15 0 3 0 0 0 280 106 2.53 1.582 13.7 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.00
ATH (2 yrs) 4 3 .571 4.79 7 7 0 6 0 0 62.0 84 61 33 0 14 4 0 8 296 66 3.35 1.581 12.2 0.0 2.0 0.6 0.29
CEN (1 yr) 2 12 .143 2.71 14 14 0 14 0 0 126.0 169 138 38 0 5 6 0 9 621 81 2.26 1.381 12.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.20
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
1871 22 ATH NA 26.0 3 3 42 14.54 10.10 -0.16 0.00 98.0 10.06 -12 -0.6 -0.0 -0.3 -7 .308 .496
1873 24 PHI NA 16.0 3 2 24 13.50 8.85 0.44 0.00 101.0 8.50 -9 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .337 .497
1874 25 PHI NA 39.0 6 4 42 9.69 7.37 -0.45 0.00 101.0 7.90 -8 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .410 .497
1875 26 CEN NA 126.0 14 14 138 9.86 6.16 -1.43 0.00 98.0 7.44 -32 -2.4 -0.2 -1.4 -19 .332 .485
1875 26 ATH NA 36.0 4 4 19 4.75 5.77 0.30 0.00 106.0 5.79 5 0.4 -0.1 0.7 8 .611 .503
4 Seasons 243.0 30 27 265 9.81 6.90 -0.76 0.00 99.9 7.62 -56 -3.5 1.0 -0.4 -1.7 -25 .383 .492
PHI (2 yrs) 55.0 9 6 66 10.80 7.80 -0.19 0.00 101.0 8.08 -17 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -8 .385 .497
ATH (2 yrs) 62.0 7 7 61 8.85 7.58 0.11 0.00 102.6 7.58 -7 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 1 .481 .500
CEN (1 yr) 126.0 14 14 138 9.86 6.16 -1.43 0.00 98.0 7.44 -32 -2.4 -0.2 -1.4 -19 .332 .485

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
1871 ATH NA 22 OF 15 28 21 2 5 1 .821 1.53 .832 1.98 1-3-11
1871 ATH NA 22 3B 3 8 3 3 2 0 .750 2.00 .701 3.93
1871 ATH NA 22 P 3 26.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 2.77 2.67 .862 2.15 2.10
1872 NYU NA 23 OF 50 96 75 4 17 1 .823 1.58 .820 1.94 13-0-37
1872 NYU NA 23 1B 1 9 6 0 3 0 .667 6.00 .930 10.40
1873 PHI NA 24 OF 52 109 84 9 16 2 .853 1.79 .803 2.00 0-2-50
1873 PHI NA 24 P 3 16.0 6 1 3 2 0 .667 2.25 1.33 .807 1.91 1.93
1874 PHI NA 25 OF 28 52 38 0 14 0 .731 1.36 .802 2.02 1-0-28
1874 PHI NA 25 P 6 39.0 17 2 6 9 0 .471 1.85 1.33 .810 2.17 2.17
1875 TOT NA 26 P 18 162.0 52 14 29 9 2 .827 2.39 2.39 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 CEN NA 26 P 14 126.0 43 10 24 9 2 .791 2.43 2.43 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 ATH NA 26 OF 31 79 60 4 15 1 .810 2.06 .818 1.88 0-3-29
1875 ATH NA 26 P 4 36.0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.25 .864 2.60 2.58
1876 TOT NL 27 OF 16 24 17 1 6 0 .750 1.13 .847 2.11 0-2-14
1876 LOU NL 27 OF 14 17 14 1 2 0 .882 1.07 .847 2.11 0-0-14
1876 NYU NL 27 OF 2 7 3 0 4 0 .429 1.50 .847 2.10 0-2-0
6 Seasons OF 192 388 295 20 73 5 .812 1.64 .815 1.98 15-10-169
4 Seasons P 30 243.0 83 18 45 20 2 .759 2.33 2.10 .849 2.43 2.38
1 Season 3B 3 8 3 3 2 0 .750 2.00 .701 3.93
1 Season 1B 1 9 6 0 3 0 .667 6.00 .930 10.40
6 Seasons TOT 226 243.0 488 322 68 98 7 .799 2.33 1.73 .821 2.43 2.09 15-10-169
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

Doubles s c a p y
1871 NA  9 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1874 NA  5 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1872 NA  42 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  7 (8th)
1873 NA  9 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1872 NA  9 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1871 NA  .656 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (7th)
1873 NA  3 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1873 NA  258.0 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1873 NA  199 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1871 NA  .333 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1871 NA  1 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  11 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1875 NA  0.000 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  23 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1871 NA  7 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1873 NA  1 (8th)
1874 NA  1 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1874 NA  0 (7th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1872 NA  50 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1872 NA  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1871 NA  1 (4th)
1873 NA  2 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1873 NA  .853 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 10 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2060), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (312th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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