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Buster Brown

Charles Edward Brown (Yank)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 31, 1881 in Boone, IA
School: Iowa State University (Ames, IA) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 22, 1905 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1905 [*]
Teams (by GP): Doves/Cardinals/Rustlers/Braves/Phillies 1905-1913

Final Game: April 26, 1913 (Age 31)
Died: February 9, 1914 in Sioux City, IA
Buried: Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, IA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1043. Brian Moehler… #1044. Brad Ziegler… #1045. Charlie Smith… #1046. BUSTER BROWN… #1047. Chad Bradford… #1048. Steve Trout… #1049. Hal White… 

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
1905 23 STL NL 8 11 .421 2.97 23 21 2 17 3 0 178.2 172 80 59 5 62 57 10 0 5 734 100 3.46 1.310 8.7 0.3 3.1 2.9 0.92
1906 24 STL NL 8 16 .333 2.64 32 27 5 21 0 0 238.1 208 98 70 2 112 109 11 0 12 1013 100 3.11 1.343 7.9 0.1 4.2 4.1 0.97
1907 25 TOT NL 10 12 .455 2.74 30 24 6 19 4 0 193.2 175 85 59 5 101 55 11 1 5 808 90 3.68 1.425 8.1 0.2 4.7 2.6 0.54
1907 25 STL NL 1 6 .143 3.39 9 8 1 6 0 0 63.2 57 38 24 2 45 17 5 0 3 267 74 4.41 1.602 8.1 0.3 6.4 2.4 0.38
1907 25 PHI NL 9 6 .600 2.42 21 16 5 13 4 0 130.0 118 47 35 3 56 38 6 1 2 541 100 3.33 1.338 8.2 0.2 3.9 2.6 0.68
1908 26 PHI NL 0 0 2.57 3 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 9 6 2 0 5 3 1 0 0 32 102 3.82 2.000 11.6 0.0 6.4 3.9 0.60
1909 27 TOT NL 4 8 .333 3.16 25 18 7 8 2 0 148.1 130 55 52 2 72 42 8 0 10 607 88 3.44 1.362 7.9 0.1 4.4 2.5 0.58
1909 27 PHI NL 0 0 3.24 7 1 6 0 0 0 25.0 22 10 9 1 16 10 1 0 2 102 82 3.98 1.520 7.9 0.4 5.8 3.6 0.63
1909 27 BSN NL 4 8 .333 3.14 18 17 1 8 2 0 123.1 108 45 43 1 56 32 7 0 8 505 89 3.34 1.330 7.9 0.1 4.1 2.3 0.57
1910 28 BSN NL 9 23 .281 2.67 46 29 11 16 1 2 263.0 251 113 78 4 94 88 4 0 9 1036 123 2.97 1.312 8.6 0.1 3.2 3.0 0.94
1911 29 BSN NL 8 18 .308 4.29 42 25 14 13 0 2 241.0 258 161 115 11 116 76 10 1 6 1036 88 4.30 1.552 9.6 0.4 4.3 2.8 0.66
1912 30 BSN NL 4 15 .211 4.01 31 21 6 13 0 0 168.1 146 107 75 7 66 68 2 0 6 708 88 3.80 1.259 7.8 0.4 3.5 3.6 1.03
1913 31 BSN NL 0 0 4.73 2 0 1 0 0 0 13.1 19 10 7 0 3 3 2 0 0 55 71 3.23 1.650 12.8 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.00
9 Yrs 51 103 .331 3.21 234 165 55 107 10 4 1451.2 1368 715 517 36 631 501 59 2 53 6029 96 3.52 1.377 8.5 0.2 3.9 3.1 0.79
162 Game Avg. 9 18 .331 3.21 40 28 9 18 2 1 247 233 122 88 6 108 85 10 0 9 1027 96 3.52 1.377 8.5 0.2 3.9 3.1 0.79
BSN (5 yrs) 25 64 .281 3.54 139 92 33 50 3 4 809.0 782 436 318 23 335 267 25 1 29 3340 96 3.60 1.381 8.7 0.3 3.7 3.0 0.80
PHI (3 yrs) 9 6 .600 2.56 31 17 14 13 4 0 162.0 149 63 46 4 77 51 8 1 4 675 97 3.45 1.395 8.3 0.2 4.3 2.8 0.66
STL (3 yrs) 17 33 .340 2.86 64 56 8 44 3 0 480.2 437 216 153 9 219 183 26 0 20 2014 96 3.41 1.365 8.2 0.2 4.1 3.4 0.84

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
1905 23 STL NL 178.2 23 21 80 4.03 4.20 -0.32 0.00 99.0 4.47 9 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.5 23 .546 .507
1906 24 STL NL 238.1 32 27 98 3.70 3.64 -0.04 0.00 100.0 3.68 2 0.3 1.0 -0.2 2.2 16 .508 .502
1907 25 STL NL 63.2 9 8 38 5.37 3.50 -0.17 0.00 101.0 3.71 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .366 .493
1907 25 PHI NL 130.0 21 16 47 3.25 3.39 0.08 0.00 98.0 3.25 1 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.2 9 .509 .501
1908 26 PHI NL 7.0 3 0 6 7.71 3.34 0.07 0.00 102.0 3.33 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .371 .498
1909 27 PHI NL 25.0 7 1 10 3.60 3.70 0.08 0.00 100.0 3.62 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .498 .500
1909 27 BSN NL 123.1 18 17 45 3.28 3.78 -0.21 0.00 108.0 4.31 13 1.7 1.0 -0.1 2.7 23 .595 .511
1910 28 BSN NL 263.0 46 29 113 3.87 4.16 0.08 0.00 109.0 4.44 16 1.8 1.0 -0.2 3.8 37 .540 .511
1911 29 BSN NL 241.0 42 25 161 6.01 4.41 -0.49 0.00 111.0 5.44 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.2 0.4 4 .468 .492
1912 30 BSN NL 168.1 31 21 107 5.72 4.64 -0.29 0.00 104.0 5.12 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.2 0.2 3 .467 .494
1913 31 BSN NL 13.1 2 0 10 6.75 4.14 -0.13 0.00 102.0 4.36 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .334 .498
9 Seasons 1451.2 234 165 715 4.43 4.03 -0.16 0.00 104.4 4.39 0 0.7 1.0 -1.2 12.1 105 .503 .501
BSN (5 yrs) 809.0 139 92 436 4.85 4.27 -0.21 0.00 108.3 4.86 2 0.8 1.0 -0.7 7.0 65 .506 .501
PHI (3 yrs) 162.0 31 17 63 3.50 3.44 0.08 0.00 98.5 3.31 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.1 8 .493 .501
STL (3 yrs) 480.2 64 56 216 4.04 3.83 -0.16 0.00 99.8 3.98 0 0.1 1.0 -0.4 4.0 32 .502 .502

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
1905 23 STL NL 23 66 65 3 6 0 3 0 1 0 1 23 .092 .106 .185 .291 -13 12 0 0 1
1906 24 STL NL 32 95 85 4 14 3 0 1 4 0 4 23 .165 .202 .235 .438 39 20 0 6 1
1907 25 TOT NL 30 81 79 8 17 3 3 0 7 0 1 14 .215 .225 .329 .554 75 26 0 1 1
1907 25 STL NL 9 27 26 1 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 .269 .269 .385 .654 108 10 0 1 /1
1907 25 PHI NL 21 54 53 7 10 2 2 0 6 0 1 10 .189 .204 .302 .506 60 16 0 0 1
1908 26 PHI NL 4 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 26 1 0 0 /1
1909 27 TOT NL 25 59 57 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .123 .153 .123 .275 -16 7 1 0 1
1909 27 PHI NL 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1909 27 BSN NL 18 50 48 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .146 .180 .146 .326 -0 7 1 0 1
1910 28 BSN NL 46 89 81 6 16 3 1 1 3 0 3 21 .198 .226 .296 .522 50 24 0 5 1
1911 29 BSN NL 42 91 84 6 21 7 0 1 5 0 4 24 .250 .284 .369 .653 78 31 0 3 1
1912 30 BSN NL 31 64 61 6 13 7 0 0 3 0 2 18 .213 .238 .328 .566 54 20 0 1 1
1913 31 BSN NL 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .286 .000 .286 -15 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 235 557 522 38 95 23 7 3 23 0 0 18 139 .182 .211 .270 .481 42 141 1 16
162 Game Avg. 162 384 360 26 65 16 5 2 16 0 12 96 .182 .211 .270 .481 42 97 1 11
BSN (5 yrs) 139 301 279 23 57 17 1 2 11 0 0 12 73 .204 .240 .294 .534 51 82 1 9
PHI (3 yrs) 32 68 67 7 11 2 2 0 6 0 1 16 .164 .176 .254 .430 35 17 0 0
STL (3 yrs) 64 188 176 8 27 4 4 1 6 0 5 50 .153 .177 .239 .415 29 42 0 7

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
1905 23 STL NL 23 66 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .480 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1906 24 STL NL 32 95 -6 0 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1907 25 STL NL 9 27 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .525 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1907 25 PHI NL 21 54 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1908 26 PHI NL 4 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1909 27 PHI NL 7 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
1909 27 BSN NL 18 50 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
1910 28 BSN NL 46 89 -6 0 0 0 6 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1911 29 BSN NL 42 91 -4 0 0 0 8 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .511 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 1
1912 30 BSN NL 31 64 -5 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1913 31 BSN NL 2 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
9 Seasons 235 557 -40 1 0 0 41 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.0 2
BSN (5 yrs) 139 301 -20 1 0 0 24 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.4 -0.0 4
PHI (3 yrs) 32 68 -5 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
STL (3 yrs) 64 188 -15 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 Awards
1905 STL NL 23 P 23 178.2 77 12 61 4 3 .948 3.68 3.17 .943 2.97 2.93
1906 STL NL 24 P 32 238.1 95 17 71 7 4 .926 3.32 2.75 .948 3.05 2.99
1907 TOT NL 25 P 30 193.2 73 11 60 2 2 .973 3.30 2.37 .950 2.97 2.89
1907 STL NL 25 P 9 63.2 31 5 26 0 1 1.000 4.38 3.44 .950 2.97 2.89
1907 PHI NL 25 P 21 130.0 42 6 34 2 1 .952 2.77 1.90 .950 2.97 2.89
1908 PHI NL 26 P 3 7.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 10.29 2.67 .952 2.96 2.97
1909 TOT NL 27 P 25 148.1 59 11 44 4 1 .932 3.34 2.20 .940 2.83 2.84
1909 PHI NL 27 P 7 25.0 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 3.24 1.29 .940 2.84 2.84
1909 BSN NL 27 P 18 123.1 50 10 36 4 1 .920 3.36 2.56 .940 2.83 2.84
1910 BSN NL 28 P 46 263.0 97 10 80 7 3 .928 3.08 1.96 .945 2.82 2.80
1911 BSN NL 29 P 42 241.0 81 8 67 6 6 .926 2.80 1.79 .943 2.77 2.74
1912 BSN NL 30 P 31 168.1 46 4 42 0 1 1.000 2.46 1.48 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 BSN NL 31 P 2 13.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.02 1.50 .953 2.63 2.60
9 Seasons P 234 1451.2 539 75 434 30 20 .944 3.16 2.18 .945 2.86 2.81
9 Seasons TOT 234 1451.2 539 75 434 30 20 .944 3.16 2.18 .945 2.86 2.81
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.21 (249th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1912 NL  7.806 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1910 NL  46 (3rd)
1911 NL  42 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1910 NL  2 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1910 NL  263.0 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1907 NL  4 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  5 (10th)
1907 NL  5 (6th)
1911 NL  11 (3rd)
1912 NL  7 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1906 NL  112 (4th)
1907 NL  101 (5th)
1910 NL  94 (9th)
1911 NL  116 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1910 NL  251 (8th)
1911 NL  258 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  0.223 (196th)

Losses s c a p y
1910 NL  23 (3rd)
1911 NL  18 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1911 NL  115 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1906 NL  12 (1st)
1909 NL  10 (5th)
1910 NL  9 (2nd)
1911 NL  6 (8th)
1912 NL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1907 NL  11 (8th)
1911 NL  10 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1911 NL  14 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1910 NL  123 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1910 NL  14 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1910 NL  1.5 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1910 NL  46 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1910 NL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1905 NL  3.68 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1905 NL  3.17 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1912 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 11 (1450), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 8 (1050), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (749th), 12.2 career WAR/12.8 7yr-peak WAR/12.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Charles Buster Edward Yank Brown

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