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Kitty Bransfield

William Edward Bransfield

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 207 lb.

Born: January 7, 1875 in Worcester, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 1898 (Age 23.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/Beaneaters/Cubs 1898-1911

Final Game: September 14, 1911 (Age 36.250)
Died: May 1, 1947 in Worcester, MA
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Worcester, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 12, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1339. Dale Long… #1340. Walt Dropo… #1341. Harry Walker… #1342. KITTY BRANSFIELD… #1343. Luis Polonia… #1344. Tony Bernazard… #1345. Jack Farrell… 

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
1898 23 BSN NL 5 9 9 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667 86 4 0 0 /23
1901 26 PIT NL 139 609 566 92 167 26 16 0 91 23 29 60 .295 .335 .398 .733 108 225 5 9 *3
1902 27 PIT NL 102 442 413 49 126 21 8 0 69 23 17 29 .305 .336 .395 .730 123 163 2 10 *3
1903 28 PIT NL 127 553 505 69 134 23 7 2 57 13 33 42 .265 .314 .350 .665 86 177 3 12 *3
1904 29 PIT NL 139 564 520 47 116 17 9 0 60 11 22 52 .223 .259 .290 .549 68 151 3 19 *3
1905 30 PHI NL 151 627 580 55 150 23 9 3 76 27 27 45 .259 .294 .345 .639 93 200 2 18 *3
1906 31 PHI NL 140 556 524 47 144 28 5 1 60 12 16 45 .275 .300 .353 .653 104 185 3 13 *3
1907 32 PHI NL 94 371 348 25 81 15 2 0 38 8 14 18 .233 .262 .287 .550 74 100 0 9 3
1908 33 PHI NL 144 568 527 53 160 25 7 3 71 30 23 25 .304 .335 .395 .730 130 208 2 16 *3
1909 34 PHI NL 140 570 527 47 154 27 6 1 59 17 18 27 .292 .319 .372 .691 114 196 3 22 *3
1910 35 PHI NL 123 461 427 39 102 17 4 3 52 10 20 34 .239 .275 .319 .593 71 136 1 13 *3
1911 36 TOT NL 26 56 53 4 15 3 1 0 3 1 2 7 .283 .309 .377 .686 92 20 0 1 3
1911 36 PHI NL 23 44 43 4 11 1 1 0 3 1 0 5 .256 .256 .326 .581 62 14 0 1 /3
1911 36 CHC NL 3 12 10 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .400 .500 .600 1.100 208 6 0 0 /3
12 Yrs 1330 5386 4999 529 1351 225 75 13 637 175 221 384 .270 .304 .353 .657 98 1765 24 142
162 Game Avg. 162 656 609 64 165 27 9 2 78 21 27 47 .270 .304 .353 .657 98 215 3 17
PHI (7 yrs) 815 3197 2976 270 802 136 34 11 359 105 118 199 .269 .300 .349 .649 99 1039 11 92
PIT (4 yrs) 507 2168 2004 257 543 87 40 2 277 70 101 183 .271 .310 .357 .667 95 716 13 50
BSN (1 yr) 5 9 9 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667 86 4 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 3 12 10 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .400 .500 .600 1.100 208 6 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
1898 23 BSN NL 5 9 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /23
1901 26 PIT NL 139 609 4 -1 0 -1 -3 -1 -0.2 19 19 2.0 .499 .499 2.2 -0.5 20 *3
1902 27 PIT NL 102 442 9 1 0 3 -3 10 1.1 14 24 2.7 .511 .507 2.3 -0.0 21 *3
1903 28 PIT NL 127 553 -10 -1 0 3 -4 -12 -1.2 18 6 0.6 .491 .493 0.3 -0.1 3 *3
1904 29 PIT NL 139 564 -20 -1 0 1 -5 -24 -2.7 18 -6 -0.9 .480 .483 -1.0 -0.3 -7 *3
1905 30 PHI NL 151 627 -5 0 0 -4 -5 -13 -1.5 20 7 0.6 .490 .491 1.1 -1.0 11 *3
1906 31 PHI NL 140 556 1 -1 0 0 -5 -5 -0.7 18 13 1.3 .496 .496 1.4 -0.6 13 *3
1907 32 PHI NL 94 371 -9 -0 0 -4 -3 -17 -2.2 12 -5 -0.9 .477 .487 -0.3 -0.9 -1 3
1908 33 PHI NL 144 568 16 1 0 0 -5 12 1.4 18 30 3.4 .510 .509 3.5 -0.6 30 *3
1909 34 PHI NL 140 570 8 -1 0 2 -5 4 0.6 19 23 2.5 .503 .503 2.1 -0.2 21 *3
1910 35 PHI NL 123 461 -16 -1 0 -4 -4 -24 -2.7 14 -10 -1.3 .477 .483 -0.9 -0.8 -6 *3
1911 36 PHI NL 23 44 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
1911 36 CHC NL 3 12 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .546 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /3
12 Seasons 1330 5386 -23 -4 0 -4 -40 -71 -8.3 173 102 10.0 .494 .495 10.8 -5.1 106
PHI (7 yrs) 815 3197 -8 -2 0 -10 -26 -46 -5.4 103 57 5.4 .494 .496 6.8 -4.2 67
PIT (4 yrs) 507 2168 -16 -2 0 6 -15 -26 -3.0 70 43 4.4 .494 .495 3.8 -0.9 37
BSN (1 yr) 5 9 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 3 12 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .546 .501 0.2 -0.0 2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1903 28 PIT NL WS BOS L 8 31 29 3 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 6 .207 .233 .345 .578 10 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 8 31 29 3 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 6 .207 .233 .345 .578 10 0 0 1 0 0

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
1898 BSN NL 23 C 4 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.00 .953 4.82 0 2 0 0% 44%
1898 BSN NL 23 1B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .978 10.30
1901 PIT NL 26 1B 139 1454 1374 52 28 72 .981 10.26 .978 10.25
1902 PIT NL 27 1B 101 1123 1064 41 18 40 .984 10.94 .981 10.57
1903 PIT NL 28 1B 127 1463 1347 88 28 82 .981 11.30 .977 10.56
1904 PIT NL 29 1B 139 1573 1454 89 30 70 .981 11.10 .983 10.68
1905 PHI NL 30 1B 151 1513 1398 92 23 75 .985 9.87 .981 10.76
1906 PHI NL 31 1B 139 1435 1318 88 29 57 .980 10.12 .984 10.79
1907 PHI NL 32 1B 92 936 862 53 21 46 .978 9.95 .984 10.58
1908 PHI NL 33 1B 143 1583 1472 89 22 67 .986 10.92 .986 11.07
1909 PHI NL 34 1B 138 1482 1377 89 16 71 .989 10.62 .985 10.83
1910 PHI NL 35 1B 110 1097 1026 51 20 82 .982 9.79 .984 10.40
1911 TOT NL 36 1B 11 107 101 5 1 8 .991 9.64 .985 10.23
1911 PHI NL 36 1B 8 79 74 4 1 2 .987 9.75 .985 10.22
1911 CHC NL 36 1B 3 28 27 1 0 6 1.000 9.33 .985 10.23
12 Seasons 1B 1291 13770 12797 737 236 670 .983 10.48 .982 10.66
1 Season C 4 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.00 .953 4.82 0 2 0 0% 44%
12 Seasons TOT 1295 13779 12805 737 237 670 .983 10.46 .982 10.64 0 2 0 0% 44%
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

Batting Average s c a p y
1908 NL  .304 (4th)
1909 NL  .292 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1902 NL  .395 (8th)
1908 NL  .395 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1908 NL  .730 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1901 NL  139 (8th)
1905 NL  151 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1901 NL  566 (5th)
1905 NL  580 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1908 NL  160 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1908 NL  208 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1901 NL  26 (9th)
1902 NL  21 (7th)
1905 NL  23 (10th)
1906 NL  28 (3rd)
1908 NL  25 (6th)
1909 NL  27 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1901 NL  16 (3rd)
1902 NL  8 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1901 NL  91 (5th)
1902 NL  69 (5th)
1905 NL  76 (10th)
1908 NL  71 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 NL  60 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1908 NL  30 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1908 NL  125 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1908 NL  130 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1908 NL  69 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1902 NL  29 (10th)
1906 NL  34 (10th)
1908 NL  35 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1908 NL  .708 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  142 (196th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1907 NL  19.3 (5th)
1908 NL  21.1 (8th)
1909 NL  19.5 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1901 NL  408 (7th)
1903 NL  383 (9th)
1904 NL  423 (9th)
1905 NL  448 (4th)

Putoutss c a p y
1901 NL  1,374 (2nd)
1902 NL  1,064 (3rd)
1903 NL  1,347 (2nd)
1904 NL  1,454 (3rd)
1905 NL  1,398 (4th)
1906 NL  1,318 (5th)
1908 NL  1,472 (3rd)
1909 NL  1,377 (4th)
Career  12,805 (76th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  139 (2nd)
1902 NL  101 (4th)
1903 NL  127 (3rd)
1904 NL  139 (4th)
1905 NL  151 (1st)
1906 NL  139 (3rd)
1908 NL  143 (4th)
1909 NL  138 (3rd)
Career  1,291 (91st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  1,374 (2nd)
1902 NL  1,064 (3rd)
1903 NL  1,347 (2nd)
1904 NL  1,454 (3rd)
1905 NL  1,398 (4th)
1906 NL  1,318 (5th)
1908 NL  1,472 (3rd)
1909 NL  1,377 (4th)
Career  12,797 (69th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1902 NL  41 (5th)
1903 NL  88 (2nd)
1904 NL  89 (5th)
1905 NL  92 (2nd)
1906 NL  88 (3rd)
1908 NL  89 (4th)
1909 NL  89 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  28 (2nd)
1902 NL  18 (4th)
1903 NL  28 (5th)
1904 NL  30 (1st)
1905 NL  23 (5th)
1906 NL  29 (2nd)
1907 NL  21 (4th)
1908 NL  22 (3rd)
1909 NL  16 (5th)
1910 NL  20 (4th)
Career  236 (20th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  72 (2nd)
1902 NL  40 (5th)
1903 NL  82 (1st)
1904 NL  70 (1st)
1905 NL  75 (2nd)
1906 NL  57 (5th)
1907 NL  46 (5th)
1908 NL  67 (2nd)
1909 NL  71 (2nd)
1910 NL  82 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  10.26 (4th)
1902 NL  10.94 (1st)
1903 NL  11.30 (1st)
1904 NL  11.10 (3rd)
1908 NL  10.92 (5th)
1909 NL  10.62 (5th)
Career  10.48 (39th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  .981 (3rd)
1902 NL  .984 (2nd)
1903 NL  .981 (4th)
1905 NL  .985 (3rd)
1906 NL  .980 (5th)
1909 NL  .989 (1st)
1910 NL  .982 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 53 (487), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1573), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2423), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (174th), 10.0 career WAR/13.0 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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