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Lou Bierbauer

Louis W. Bierbauer

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: September 23, 1865 in Erie, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1886 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1886 [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Athletics/Ward'sWonders/Browns 1886-1898

Final Game: April 30, 1898 (Age 32)
Died: January 31, 1926 in Erie, PA
Buried: Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1282. Ryan Ludwick… #1283. Birdie Cree… #1284. Lee Tannehill… #1285. LOU BIERBAUER… #1286. Erick Aybar… #1287. Keith Moreland… #1288. Milt May… 

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
1886 20 PHA AA 137 543 522 56 118 17 5 2 47 19 21 .226 .256 .289 .545 72 151 0 *4/216
1887 21 PHA AA 126 543 530 74 144 19 7 1 82 40 13 12 .272 .289 .340 .629 75 180 0 *4/1
1888 22 PHA AA 134 561 535 83 143 20 9 0 80 34 25 13 .267 .301 .338 .640 106 181 1 *45/1
1889 23 PHA AA 130 582 549 80 167 27 7 7 105 17 29 30 .304 .344 .417 .761 120 229 4 *4/2
1890 24 BWW PL 133 629 589 128 180 31 11 7 99 16 40 15 .306 .350 .431 .781 103 254 0 *4
1891 25 PIT NL 121 531 500 60 103 13 6 1 47 12 28 19 .206 .252 .262 .514 53 131 3 *4
1892 26 PIT NL 152 674 649 81 153 20 9 8 65 11 25 29 .236 .264 .331 .595 79 215 0 *4
1893 27 PIT NL 128 568 528 84 150 19 11 4 94 11 36 12 .284 .335 .384 .719 93 203 4 *4
1894 28 PIT NL 131 575 528 87 160 20 13 3 109 19 26 10 .303 .337 .407 .744 80 215 1 20 *4
1895 29 PIT NL 118 504 470 54 122 13 11 1 71 18 19 8 .260 .291 .340 .632 66 160 2 13 *4
1896 30 PIT NL 59 265 258 33 74 10 6 0 39 7 5 7 .287 .300 .372 .672 80 96 0 2 4
1897 31 STL NL 12 49 46 1 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .217 .217 .217 .435 16 10 0 3 4
1898 32 STL NL 4 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .100 .000 .100 -71 0 0 0 /456
13 Yrs 1385 6034 5713 821 1524 209 95 34 839 206 268 160 .267 .301 .354 .656 84 2025 15 38
162 Game Avg. 162 706 668 96 178 24 11 4 98 24 31 .267 .301 .354 .656 84 237 2
PIT (6 yrs) 709 3117 2933 399 762 95 56 17 425 78 139 85 .260 .296 .348 .643 75 1020 10 35
PHA (4 yrs) 527 2229 2136 293 572 83 28 10 314 110 88 55 .268 .298 .347 .645 94 741 5
STL (2 yrs) 16 59 55 1 10 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 .182 .196 .182 .378 2 10 0 3
BWW (1 yr) 133 629 589 128 180 31 11 7 99 16 40 15 .306 .350 .431 .781 103 254 0
NL (8 yrs) 725 3176 2988 400 772 95 56 17 426 80 140 90 .258 .294 .345 .639 74 1030 10 38
AA (4 yrs) 527 2229 2136 293 572 83 28 10 314 110 88 55 .268 .298 .347 .645 94 741 5
PL (1 yr) 133 629 589 128 180 31 11 7 99 16 40 15 .306 .350 .431 .781 103 254 0

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
1886 20 PHA AA 137 543 -19 -1 0 -4 3 -21 -1.9 12 -10 -0.6 .487 .489 -0.3 -0.1 -6 *4/216
1887 21 PHA AA 126 543 -23 1 0 3 2 -16 -1.1 12 -4 0.1 .490 .492 -0.2 0.6 -7 *4/1
1888 22 PHA AA 134 561 3 -1 0 8 3 12 1.2 12 24 2.4 .509 .507 1.6 1.0 17 *45/1
1889 23 PHA AA 130 582 16 -3 0 6 3 21 1.7 12 33 3.0 .513 .511 2.4 0.8 27 *4/2
1890 24 BWW PL 133 629 1 -2 0 9 3 10 0.9 15 25 2.3 .506 .505 1.5 1.1 16 *4
1891 25 PIT NL 121 531 -27 -1 0 4 2 -23 -2.2 18 -4 -0.4 .483 .487 -0.6 0.4 -9 *4
1892 26 PIT NL 152 674 -19 -2 0 21 3 4 0.2 23 26 2.6 .502 .502 0.7 2.2 5 *4
1893 27 PIT NL 128 568 -6 -1 0 16 2 12 0.9 19 31 2.8 .507 .506 1.5 1.5 15 *4
1894 28 PIT NL 131 575 -20 -2 0 7 2 -12 -1.0 20 7 0.9 .493 .495 0.5 0.7 0 *4
1895 29 PIT NL 118 504 -26 -1 0 15 2 -9 -0.8 17 8 0.9 .494 .495 -0.2 1.3 -7 *4
1896 30 PIT NL 59 265 -9 -1 0 6 1 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .497 .499 0.2 0.6 1 4
1897 31 STL NL 12 49 -6 0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .451 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -4 4
1898 32 STL NL 4 10 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .428 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /456
13 Seasons 1385 6034 -137 -14 0 89 27 -35 -3.1 170 135 14.0 .498 .499 6.4 9.9 46
PIT (6 yrs) 709 3117 -107 -8 0 69 13 -32 -3.1 106 74 7.5 .496 .497 2.0 6.7 5
PHA (4 yrs) 527 2229 -23 -4 0 13 11 -4 -0.1 48 44 4.9 .500 .500 3.4 2.2 31
STL (2 yrs) 16 59 -8 0 0 -2 0 -10 -0.9 2 -8 -0.7 .445 .497 -0.5 -0.1 -6
BWW (1 yr) 133 629 1 -2 0 9 3 10 0.9 15 25 2.3 .506 .505 1.5 1.1 16

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
1886 20 PHA AA 0 0 4.22 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.2 8 9 5 0 5 1 0 0 1 50 85 4.32 1.219 6.8 0.0 4.2 0.8 0.20
1887 21 PHA AA 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1.28 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1888 22 PHA AA 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 14 0.58 1.667 15.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
3 Yrs 0 0 3.07 4 0 4 0 0 1 14.2 13 10 5 0 5 5 0 0 2 67 121 3.35 1.227 8.0 0.0 3.1 3.1 1.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.07 68 0 68 0 0 17 250 221 170 85 0 85 85 0 0 34 1139 121 3.35 1.227 8.0 0.0 3.1 3.1 1.00

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
1886 20 PHA AA 10.2 2 0 9 7.59 5.70 -0.31 0.00 102.0 6.13 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .434 .499
1887 21 PHA AA 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 6.59 -0.06 0.00 100.0 6.65 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .560 .500
1888 22 PHA AA 3.0 1 0 1 3.00 5.07 0.11 0.00 98.0 4.86 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .558 .500
3 Seasons 14.2 4 0 10 6.14 5.63 -0.21 0.00 101.0 5.90 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .497 .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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1886 PHA AA 20 2B 133 889 380 429 80 54 .910 6.08 .908 6.07
1886 PHA AA 20 C 4 29 24 2 3 0 .897 6.50 .910 7.20 4 0 0
1886 PHA AA 20 P 2 10.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.95
1886 PHA AA 20 SS 2 12 2 4 6 1 .500 3.00 .854 4.55
1887 PHA AA 21 2B 126 771 332 378 61 45 .921 5.63 .906 6.04
1887 PHA AA 21 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.20
1888 PHA AA 22 2B 121 809 342 399 68 39 .916 6.12 .916 5.64
1888 PHA AA 22 3B 13 48 22 24 2 2 .958 3.54 .867 3.46
1888 PHA AA 22 P 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.40
1889 PHA AA 23 2B 130 933 472 406 55 80 .941 6.75 .917 5.65
1889 PHA AA 23 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.30 0 0 0
1890 BWW PL 24 2B 133 902 372 468 62 77 .931 6.32 .913 5.87
1891 PIT NL 25 2B 121 770 331 384 55 42 .929 5.91 .929 5.91
1892 PIT NL 26 2B 152 989 385 555 49 66 .950 6.18 .928 5.63
1893 PIT NL 27 2B 128 827 352 441 34 71 .959 6.20 .933 5.94
1894 PIT NL 28 2B 131 816 310 456 50 58 .939 5.85 .928 5.79
1895 PIT NL 29 2B 118 729 285 405 39 52 .947 5.85 .933 5.70
1896 PIT NL 30 2B 59 358 140 206 12 32 .966 5.86 .940 5.53
1897 STL NL 31 2B 12 63 25 33 5 4 .921 4.83 .936 5.61
1898 STL NL 32 2B 2 7 0 3 4 0 .429 1.50 .943 5.60
1898 STL NL 32 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.50
1898 STL NL 32 SS 1 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 10.00 .913 5.70
13 Seasons 2B 1366 8863 3726 4563 574 620 .935 6.07 .922 5.81
2 Seasons 3B 14 48 22 24 2 2 .958 3.29 .867 3.46
2 Seasons C 5 29 24 2 3 0 .897 5.20 .910 7.02 4 0 0
3 Seasons P 4 14.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.15 2.12
2 Seasons SS 3 22 5 11 6 1 .727 5.33 .881 4.93
13 Seasons TOT 1392 14.2 8962 3777 4600 585 623 .935 0.00 6.02 .921 2.15 5.78 4 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1888 AA  1.0 (8th)
1890 PL  1.1 (4th)
1892 NL  2.2 (2nd)
1893 NL  1.5 (4th)
1895 NL  1.3 (6th)
Career  9.9 (224th)

Games Played s c a p y
1886 AA  137 (9th)
1890 PL  133 (3rd)
1892 NL  152 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1890 PL  589 (2nd)
1892 NL  649 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1890 PL  629 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1890 PL  128 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1890 PL  180 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1889 AA  229 (9th)
1890 PL  254 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1890 PL  31 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
Career  95 (183rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1889 AA  7 (9th)
1892 NL  8 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1888 AA  80 (8th)
1889 AA  105 (4th)
1890 PL  99 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1890 PL  131 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1890 PL  49 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1894 NL  20 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1889 AA  9.9 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1887 AA  44.2 (3rd)
1888 AA  41.2 (1st)
1890 PL  39.3 (2nd)
1891 NL  26.3 (6th)
1894 NL  52.8 (9th)
1895 NL  58.8 (3rd)
Career  32.4 (15th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1889 AA  78.4 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1890 PL  409 (2nd)
1892 NL  496 (2nd)
1894 NL  388 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1887 AA  1 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1886 AA  2 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1886 AA  435 (5th)
1888 AA  423 (3rd)
1890 PL  468 (1st)
1892 NL  555 (2nd)
1894 NL  456 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1886 AA  89 (4th)
Career  585 (54th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  133 (4th)
1887 AA  126 (4th)
1888 AA  121 (2nd)
1889 AA  130 (5th)
1890 PL  133 (1st)
1892 NL  152 (1st)
1893 NL  128 (4th)
1894 NL  131 (2nd)
Career  1,366 (49th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  380 (3rd)
1888 AA  342 (3rd)
1889 AA  472 (1st)
1890 PL  372 (3rd)
1891 NL  331 (5th)
1892 NL  385 (2nd)
1893 NL  352 (4th)
Career  3,726 (26th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  429 (4th)
1887 AA  378 (4th)
1888 AA  399 (1st)
1889 AA  406 (3rd)
1890 PL  468 (1st)
1892 NL  555 (1st)
1893 NL  441 (3rd)
1894 NL  456 (1st)
1895 NL  405 (1st)
Career  4,563 (34th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  80 (4th)
1888 AA  68 (1st)
1890 PL  62 (5th)
1891 NL  55 (3rd)
1894 NL  50 (5th)
Career  574 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  54 (5th)
1888 AA  39 (4th)
1889 AA  80 (2nd)
1890 PL  77 (1st)
1892 NL  66 (4th)
1893 NL  71 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  6.08 (4th)
1888 AA  6.12 (3rd)
1889 AA  6.75 (1st)
1890 PL  6.32 (3rd)
1891 NL  5.91 (4th)
1892 NL  6.18 (2nd)
1893 NL  6.20 (4th)
1894 NL  5.85 (5th)
1895 NL  5.85 (5th)
Career  6.07 (8th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1886 AA  .910 (3rd)
1887 AA  .921 (3rd)
1888 AA  .916 (4th)
1889 AA  .941 (2nd)
1890 PL  .931 (2nd)
1891 NL  .929 (5th)
1892 NL  .950 (2nd)
1893 NL  .959 (1st)
1894 NL  .939 (4th)
1895 NL  .947 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 33 (749), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 3 (2190), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (943), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (860), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (143rd), 14.0 career WAR/15.0 7yr-peak WAR/14.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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