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Dave Brain

David Leonard Brain

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 24, 1879 in Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1901 (Age 22.090)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1903 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Beaneaters/Doves/Pirates/Reds/... 1901-1908

Final Game: October 7, 1908 (Age 29.257)
Died: May 25, 1959 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 17, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1646. Travis Lee… #1647. Joey Cora… #1648. Jerry Adair… #1649. DAVE BRAIN… #1650. Bob Ferguson… #1651. Wally Gerber… #1652. Billy Martin… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1901 22 CHW AL 5 21 20 2 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .350 .381 .400 .781 118 8 0 0 /4
1903 24 STL NL 119 496 464 44 107 8 15 1 60 21 25 29 .231 .270 .319 .589 70 148 0 7 65
1904 25 STL NL 127 514 488 57 130 24 12 7 72 18 17 48 .266 .291 .408 .699 119 199 0 9 65O4/3
1905 26 TOT NL 129 503 465 42 115 21 11 4 63 12 23 47 .247 .287 .366 .653 94 170 3 12 56/O
1905 26 STL NL 44 169 158 11 36 4 5 1 17 4 8 16 .228 .269 .335 .605 82 53 1 2 6/5O
1905 26 PIT NL 85 334 307 31 79 17 6 3 46 8 15 31 .257 .296 .381 .677 99 117 2 10 5/6
1906 27 BSN NL 139 574 525 43 131 19 5 5 45 11 29 47 .250 .293 .333 .626 98 175 3 17 *5
1907 28 BSN NL 133 552 509 60 142 24 9 10 56 10 29 39 .279 .324 .420 .745 134 214 5 9 *5/O
1908 29 TOT NL 27 83 72 6 9 0 0 0 2 1 10 6 .125 .232 .125 .357 15 9 0 1 O/456
1908 29 CIN NL 16 64 55 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 8 3 .109 .222 .109 .331 7 6 0 1 O
1908 29 NYG NL 11 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 .176 .263 .176 .440 38 3 0 0 /4O56
7 Yrs 679 2743 2543 254 641 97 52 27 303 73 134 216 .252 .292 .363 .655 100 923 11 55
162 Game Avg. 162 654 607 61 153 23 12 6 72 17 32 52 .252 .292 .363 .655 100 220 3 13
STL (3 yrs) 290 1179 1110 112 273 36 32 9 149 43 50 93 .246 .279 .360 .639 92 400 1 18
BSN (2 yrs) 272 1126 1034 103 273 43 14 15 101 21 58 86 .264 .308 .376 .684 116 389 8 26
NYG (1 yr) 11 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 .176 .263 .176 .440 38 3 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 85 334 307 31 79 17 6 3 46 8 15 31 .257 .296 .381 .677 99 117 2 10
CIN (1 yr) 16 64 55 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 8 3 .109 .222 .109 .331 7 6 0 1
CHW (1 yr) 5 21 20 2 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .350 .381 .400 .781 118 8 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 674 2722 2523 252 634 96 52 27 298 73 133 216 .251 .292 .363 .654 100 915 11 55
AL (1 yr) 5 21 20 2 7 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 .350 .381 .400 .781 118 8 0 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
1901 22 CHW AL 5 21 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .514 .500 0.2 0.0 2 /4
1903 24 STL NL 119 496 -18 0 0 -4 6 -15 -1.5 16 1 0.1 .487 .491 0.5 0.3 5 65
1904 25 STL NL 127 514 9 0 0 -1 4 12 1.4 17 29 3.1 .511 .508 3.2 0.4 30 65O4/3
1905 26 STL NL 44 169 -4 -0 0 -3 2 -5 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .488 .497 0.4 -0.1 4 6/5O
1905 26 PIT NL 85 334 -1 -0 0 4 3 6 0.6 11 16 1.7 .507 .504 1.3 0.8 12 5/6
1906 27 BSN NL 139 574 -1 -1 0 1 5 3 0.3 18 22 2.3 .503 .502 2.3 0.6 21 *5
1907 28 BSN NL 133 552 18 -1 0 4 4 25 3.0 18 43 4.9 .523 .519 4.6 1.0 39 *5/O
1908 29 CIN NL 16 64 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -3 -0.5 .454 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -3 O
1908 29 NYG NL 11 19 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .465 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -0 /4O56
7 Seasons 679 2743 -3 -2 0 -1 23 18 2.2 89 107 11.5 .503 .504 11.8 2.7 108
STL (3 yrs) 290 1179 -13 0 0 -8 12 -8 -0.6 38 30 3.2 .498 .499 4.0 0.6 38
BSN (2 yrs) 272 1126 16 -2 0 5 9 29 3.3 36 64 7.2 .513 .511 6.9 1.6 60
NYG (1 yr) 11 19 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .465 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -0
PIT (1 yr) 85 334 -1 -0 0 4 3 6 0.6 11 16 1.7 .507 .504 1.3 0.8 12
CIN (1 yr) 16 64 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -3 -0.5 .454 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -3
CHW (1 yr) 5 21 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .514 .500 0.2 0.0 2

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1901 CHW AL 22 2B 5 33 14 16 3 4 .909 6.00 .935 5.72
1903 STL NL 24 SS 72 448 163 244 41 34 .908 5.65 .911 5.48
1903 STL NL 24 3B 46 198 70 106 22 9 .889 3.83 .913 3.44
1904 STL NL 25 SS 59 314 109 182 23 21 .927 4.93 .920 5.38
1904 STL NL 25 3B 30 122 40 68 14 1 .885 3.60 .899 3.24
1904 STL NL 25 OF 19 35 35 0 0 0 1.000 1.84 .947 1.89 7-11-1
1904 STL NL 25 2B 13 96 35 55 6 3 .938 6.92 .942 5.35
1904 STL NL 25 1B 4 45 40 3 2 1 .956 10.75 .983 10.68
1905 TOT NL 26 3B 84 296 90 185 21 13 .929 3.27 .921 3.20
1905 TOT NL 26 SS 33 169 69 86 14 6 .917 4.70 .931 5.58
1905 STL NL 26 SS 29 145 58 74 13 4 .910 4.55 .931 5.58
1905 STL NL 26 3B 6 23 8 15 0 0 1.000 3.83 .921 3.20
1905 STL NL 26 OF 6 14 11 3 0 0 1.000 2.33 .955 1.97 0-4-2
1905 PIT NL 26 3B 78 273 82 170 21 13 .923 3.23 .921 3.20
1905 PIT NL 26 SS 4 24 11 12 1 2 .958 5.75 .931 5.58
1906 BSN NL 27 3B 139 577 208 321 48 26 .917 3.81 .931 3.23
1907 BSN NL 28 3B 130 561 191 323 47 27 .916 3.95 .928 3.36
1907 BSN NL 28 OF 3 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .960 1.97 3-0-0
1908 TOT NL 29 OF 19 38 36 0 2 0 .947 1.89 .960 2.04 16-0-2
1908 CIN NL 29 OF 16 38 36 0 2 0 .947 2.25 .960 2.04 16-0-0
1908 NYG NL 29 2B 3 15 5 8 2 0 .867 4.33 .954 5.13
1908 NYG NL 29 OF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.03 0-0-2
1908 NYG NL 29 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .930 3.30
1908 NYG NL 29 SS 1 6 2 2 2 0 .667 4.00 .930 5.30
6 Seasons 3B 431 1755 600 1003 152 76 .913 3.72 .924 3.29
4 Seasons SS 165 937 343 514 80 61 .915 5.19 .918 5.46
4 Seasons OF 47 96 89 5 2 0 .979 2.00 .954 1.96 26-15-5
3 Seasons 2B 21 144 54 79 11 7 .924 6.33 .942 5.41
1 Season 1B 4 45 40 3 2 1 .956 10.75 .983 10.68
7 Seasons TOT 668 2977 1126 1604 247 145 .917 4.09 .925 3.84 26-15-5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1907 NL  4.9 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1907 NL  4.5 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1907 NL  1.0 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1904 NL  .408 (9th)
1907 NL  .420 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1907 NL  .745 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1904 NL  199 (9th)
1907 NL  214 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1904 NL  24 (7th)
1907 NL  24 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1903 NL  15 (4th)
1904 NL  12 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1904 NL  7 (2nd)
1906 NL  5 (7th)
1907 NL  10 (1st)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1904 NL  72 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1907 NL  134 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1907 NL  68 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1904 NL  43 (4th)
1907 NL  43 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1907 NL  .692 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1904 NL  10.1 (4th)
1906 NL  6.9 (7th)
1907 NL  10.0 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1904 NL  69.7 (4th)
1906 NL  105.0 (9th)
1907 NL  50.9 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1903 NL  63 (5th)
1907 NL  47 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1906 NL  139 (4th)
1907 NL  130 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1906 NL  208 (1st)
1907 NL  191 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1906 NL  321 (2nd)
1907 NL  323 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1906 NL  48 (1st)
1907 NL  47 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  13 (4th)
1906 NL  26 (1st)
1907 NL  27 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  3.27 (3rd)
1906 NL  3.81 (1st)
1907 NL  3.95 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1906 NL  .917 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1903 NL  5.65 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (429), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 28 (855), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1712), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2811), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (179th), 11.5 career WAR/11.5 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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