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Asa Brainard

Asahel Brainard (Count)

Positions: Pitcher, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: 1841 in Albany, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1871 (Age 30)
Teams (by GP): Canaries/Olympics/Mansfields 1871-1874

Final Game: October 14, 1874 (Age 33)
Died: December 29, 1888 in Denver, CO
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1871 -- OLY NA 12 15 .444 4.50 4.10 30 30 0 30 0 0 264.0 361 292 132 4 37 13 0 7 1291 94 1.508 12.3 0.1 1.3 0.4 0.35
1872 -- TOT NA 2 9 .182 6.31 3.73 11 11 0 10 0 0 87.0 161 157 61 1 5 1 0 12 499 56 1.908 16.7 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.20
1872 -- OLY NA 2 7 .222 6.38 3.60 9 9 0 9 0 0 79.0 148 140 56 0 5 1 0 12 449 55 1.937 16.9 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.20
1872 -- MAN NA 0 2 .000 5.63 5.06 2 2 0 1 0 0 8.0 13 17 5 1 0 0 0 0 50 69 1.625 14.6 1.1 0.0 0.0
1873 -- BAL NA 5 7 .417 4.14 3.29 14 14 0 12 0 0 108.2 182 139 50 0 9 3 0 3 568 84 1.758 15.1 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.33
1874 -- BAL NA 5 22 .185 3.71 2.39 30 27 4 25 0 0 240.0 405 329 99 1 27 8 0 19 1267 61 1.800 15.2 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.30
4 Yrs 24 53 .312 4.40 3.34 85 82 4 77 0 0 699.2 1109 917 342 6 78 25 0 41 3625 76 1.697 14.3 0.1 1.0 0.3 0.32
162 Game Avg. 10 22 .312 4.40 3.34 35 33 2 31 0 0 285 452 373 139 2 32 10 0 17 1476 76 1.697 14.3 0.1 1.0 0.3 0.32
OLY (2 yrs) 14 22 .389 4.93 3.98 39 39 0 39 0 0 343.0 509 432 188 4 42 14 0 19 1740 82 1.606 13.4 0.1 1.1 0.4 0.33
BAL (2 yrs) 10 29 .256 3.85 2.67 44 41 4 37 0 0 348.2 587 468 149 1 36 11 0 22 1835 69 1.787 15.2 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.31
MAN (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.63 5.06 2 2 0 1 0 0 8.0 13 17 5 1 0 0 0 0 50 69 1.625 14.6 1.1 0.0 0.0

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 -- OLY NA 264.0 30 30 292 9.95 10.58 0.91 0.00 98.0 9.48 -3 -0.2 -0.2 2.1 43 .494 .499
1872 -- OLY NA 79.0 9 9 140 15.95 9.34 -1.14 0.00 98.0 10.27 -51 -2.4 -0.2 -1.9 -35 .232 .485
1872 -- MAN NA 8.0 2 2 17 19.13 9.27 -1.29 0.00 103.0 10.88 -7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .304 .498
1873 -- BAL NA 108.2 14 14 139 11.51 8.61 0.31 0.00 102.0 8.46 -36 -2.0 -0.2 -1.2 -17 .354 .487 $1,000
1874 -- BAL NA 240.0 30 27 329 12.34 7.78 -0.24 0.00 104.0 8.34 -108 -6.4 1.0 -0.2 -4.4 -70 .287 .460
4 Seasons 699.2 85 82 917 11.80 9.16 0.16 0.00 100.7 9.04 -206 -11.5 1.0 -0.8 -5.7 -84 .365 .482 $1,000
OLY (2 yrs) 343.0 39 39 432 11.34 10.30 0.43 0.00 98.0 9.66 -55 -2.6 -0.4 0.2 8 .433 .496
BAL (2 yrs) 348.2 44 41 468 12.08 8.04 -0.07 0.00 103.4 8.38 -144 -8.5 1.0 -0.4 -5.6 -87 .308 .469 $1,000
MAN (1 yr) 8.0 2 2 17 19.13 9.27 -1.29 0.00 103.0 10.88 -7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .304 .498

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 -- OLY NA 30 141 134 24 30 4 0 0 21 4 0 7 2 .224 .262 .254 .516 52 34 1 *1
1872 -- TOT NA 15 69 68 10 21 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 .309 .319 .353 .672 112 24 0 1/4O
1872 -- OLY NA 9 43 43 8 16 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 .372 .372 .442 .814 158 19 0 /1
1872 -- MAN NA 6 26 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .231 .200 .431 36 5 0 /41O
1873 -- BAL NA 16 69 69 18 18 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 2 .261 .261 .275 .536 58 19 0 1/O4
1874 -- BAL NA 47 198 196 19 47 3 0 0 8 0 3 2 3 .240 .247 .255 .503 61 50 3 14/O
4 Yrs 108 477 467 71 116 11 0 0 45 4 3 10 7 .248 .264 .272 .536 65 127 4
162 Game Avg. 162 716 701 107 174 17 0 0 68 6 5 15 11 .248 .264 .272 .536 65 191 6
OLY (2 yrs) 39 184 177 32 46 7 0 0 27 4 0 7 2 .260 .288 .299 .587 75 53 1
BAL (2 yrs) 63 267 265 37 65 4 0 0 17 0 3 2 5 .245 .251 .260 .511 60 69 3
MAN (1 yr) 6 26 25 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .231 .200 .431 36 5 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
1871 -- OLY NA 30 141 -9 1 0 0 3 -5 -0.3 0 -5 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -5 *1
1872 -- OLY NA 9 43 4 0 0 0 1 6 0.3 0 6 0.3 .537 .502 0.3 0.0 6 /1
1872 -- MAN NA 6 26 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -1 /41O
1873 -- BAL NA 16 69 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $1,000 1/O4
1874 -- BAL NA 47 198 -9 -2 0 -2 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 14/O
4 Seasons 108 477 -19 -0 0 -3 18 -5 -0.4 1 -4 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.0 -0.2 -1 $1,000
OLY (2 yrs) 39 184 -5 1 0 0 4 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .499 0.1 -0.0 1
BAL (2 yrs) 63 267 -13 -2 0 -2 14 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $1,000
MAN (1 yr) 6 26 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -1

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 OLY NA -- P 30 264.0 54 18 28 8 1 .852 1.57 1.53 .862 2.14 2.11
1872 TOT NA -- P 11 87.0 18 1 11 6 0 .667 1.24 1.09 .814 2.02 2.01
1872 OLY NA -- P 9 79.0 16 1 9 6 0 .625 1.14 1.11 .814 2.02 2.01
1872 MAN NA -- 2B 4 24 8 10 6 0 .750 4.50 .826 5.50
1872 MAN NA -- P 2 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00 .815 2.02 2.00
1872 MAN NA -- OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-0-1
1873 BAL NA -- P 14 108.2 21 2 14 5 0 .762 1.33 1.14 .806 1.94 1.94
1873 BAL NA -- OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-2
1873 BAL NA -- 2B 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .830 5.80
1874 BAL NA -- P 30 240.0 50 8 33 9 2 .820 1.54 1.37 .810 2.17 2.16
1874 BAL NA -- 2B 21 87 24 41 22 1 .747 3.10 .805 5.51
1874 BAL NA -- OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .800 2.00 1-1-0
4 Seasons P 85 699.2 143 29 86 28 3 .804 1.48 1.35 .830 2.10 2.09
3 Seasons 2B 26 114 32 53 29 1 .746 3.27 .810 5.52
3 Seasons OF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20 .800 1.98 1-1-3
4 Seasons TOT 116 699.2 258 62 139 57 4 .779 1.48 1.73 .821 2.10 2.85 1-1-3
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1871 NA  1.9 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1871 NA  2.1 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1871 NA  4.50 (6th)
1873 NA  4.14 (9th)
1874 NA  3.71 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  12 (5th)
1873 NA  5 (8th)
1874 NA  5 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1871 NA  .444 (5th)
1873 NA  .417 (7th)
1874 NA  .185 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.508 (5th)
1873 NA  1.758 (10th)
1874 NA  1.800 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  12.307 (6th)
1873 NA  15.074 (9th)
1874 NA  15.188 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.261 (4th)
1872 NA  0.517 (4th)
1873 NA  0.745 (4th)
1874 NA  1.013 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.443 (8th)
1873 NA  0.249 (10th)
1874 NA  0.300 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1871 NA  30 (3rd)
1873 NA  14 (9th)
1874 NA  30 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1871 NA  264.0 (2nd)
1873 NA  108.7 (9th)
1874 NA  240.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1871 NA  13 (8th)
1874 NA  8 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1871 NA  30 (3rd)
1872 NA  11 (10th)
1873 NA  14 (9th)
1874 NA  27 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1871 NA  30 (2nd)
1872 NA  10 (9th)
1873 NA  12 (9th)
1874 NA  25 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  4 (5th)
1874 NA  1 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  37 (6th)
1873 NA  9 (10th)
1874 NA  27 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  361 (2nd)
1872 NA  161 (10th)
1873 NA  182 (9th)
1874 NA  405 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  0.351 (8th)
1873 NA  0.333 (10th)
1874 NA  0.296 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.136 (4th)
1872 NA  0.103 (8th)
1873 NA  0.000 (1st)
1874 NA  0.038 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1871 NA  15 (4th)
1872 NA  9 (8th)
1873 NA  7 (9th)
1874 NA  22 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  132 (2nd)
1872 NA  61 (10th)
1873 NA  50 (9th)
1874 NA  99 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1871 NA  7 (8th)
1872 NA  12 (7th)
1873 NA  3 (10th)
1874 NA  19 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1871 NA  1,291 (3rd)
1873 NA  568 (9th)
1874 NA  1,267 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1874 NA  4 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1871 NA  94 (6th)
1873 NA  84 (8th)
1874 NA  61 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1871 NA  4.10 (4th)
1872 NA  3.73 (9th)
1873 NA  3.29 (3rd)
1874 NA  2.39 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  0 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1874 NA  3 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1874 NA  3 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1871 NA  30 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1871 NA  18 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1871 NA  8 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1841-13-32 (9th)
1872 NA  born 1841-13-32 (8th)
1873 NA  born 1841-13-32 (9th)
1874 NA  born 1841-13-32 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 79 (318), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3376th), -6.0 career WAR/-6.0 7yr-peak WAR/-6.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
1873Baltimore Canaries$1,000Preston Orem 161-62
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,000
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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Name and misspellings: Asa Asahel Count Brainard

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