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Dick Buckley

Richard D. Buckley

Positions: Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 21, 1858 in Troy, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1888 (Age 29.212)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Giants/Hoosiers/Phillies 1888-1895

Final Game: September 28, 1895 (Age 37.007)
Died: December 12, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: West View Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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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
1888 29 IND NL 71 266 260 28 71 9 3 5 22 4 6 24 .273 .289 .388 .678 113 101 0 25/3O
1889 30 IND NL 68 276 260 35 67 11 0 8 41 5 15 32 .258 .301 .392 .693 92 102 1 25/3O
1890 31 NYG NL 70 293 266 39 68 11 0 2 26 3 23 35 .256 .324 .320 .644 91 85 4 2/5
1891 32 NYG NL 75 267 253 23 55 9 1 4 31 3 11 30 .217 .258 .308 .567 69 78 3 2/5
1892 33 STL NL 121 437 410 43 93 17 4 5 52 7 22 34 .227 .275 .324 .599 77 133 5 *2/3
1893 34 STL NL 9 23 23 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .174 .174 .217 .391 4 5 0 /2
1894 35 TOT NL 72 282 249 23 63 8 5 2 29 1 12 16 .253 .295 .349 .645 57 87 3 18 2/3
1894 35 STL NL 29 103 89 5 16 1 2 1 3 1 6 3 .180 .240 .270 .509 23 24 1 7 2/3
1894 35 PHI NL 43 179 160 18 47 7 3 1 26 0 6 13 .294 .327 .394 .721 77 63 2 11 2/3
1895 36 PHI NL 38 130 112 20 28 6 1 0 14 2 9 17 .250 .333 .321 .655 69 36 5 4 2
8 Yrs 524 1974 1833 213 449 72 14 26 216 25 98 188 .245 .291 .342 .633 80 627 21 22
162 Game Avg. 162 610 567 66 139 22 4 8 67 8 30 58 .245 .291 .342 .633 80 194 6
STL (3 yrs) 159 563 522 50 113 19 6 6 56 8 28 37 .216 .264 .310 .575 63 162 6 7
NYG (2 yrs) 145 560 519 62 123 20 1 6 57 6 34 65 .237 .293 .314 .607 80 163 7
PHI (2 yrs) 81 309 272 38 75 13 4 1 40 2 15 30 .276 .330 .364 .694 74 99 7 15
IND (2 yrs) 139 542 520 63 138 20 3 13 63 9 21 56 .265 .295 .390 .686 102 203 1

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
1888 29 IND NL 71 266 3 -1 0 -2 4 4 0.3 9 13 1.3 .505 .502 1.6 0.2 15 25/3O
1889 30 IND NL 68 276 -6 -1 0 2 4 -0 -0.1 9 9 0.8 .500 .500 0.7 0.5 7 25/3O
1890 31 NYG NL 70 293 -3 -1 0 -3 4 -3 -0.4 10 7 0.6 .496 .498 1.0 0.0 10 2/5
1891 32 NYG NL 75 267 -11 -1 0 8 4 1 -0.0 9 10 0.9 .501 .500 0.3 1.0 2 $2,500 2/5
1892 33 STL NL 121 437 -14 -1 0 7 7 -1 -0.1 15 14 1.4 .500 .500 0.8 1.3 7 *2/3
1893 34 STL NL 9 23 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .473 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
1894 35 STL NL 29 103 -14 -0 0 1 2 -12 -0.9 4 -8 -0.5 .471 .495 -0.6 0.2 -9 2/3
1894 35 PHI NL 43 179 -8 1 0 2 3 -3 -0.2 6 3 0.4 .495 .499 0.2 0.3 1 2/3
1895 36 PHI NL 38 130 -6 -0 0 0 2 -4 -0.4 4 -0 0.1 .491 .498 0.1 0.2 -0 2
8 Seasons 524 1974 -63 -4 0 15 31 -21 -2.0 67 46 4.9 .497 .499 4.0 3.7 31 $2,500
STL (3 yrs) 159 563 -32 -1 0 8 9 -15 -1.2 19 4 0.7 .493 .499 0.0 1.5 -4
NYG (2 yrs) 145 560 -14 -1 0 5 9 -2 -0.4 19 17 1.5 .499 .499 1.3 1.0 12 $2,500
PHI (2 yrs) 81 309 -15 0 0 2 5 -7 -0.6 11 3 0.5 .493 .498 0.4 0.5 1
IND (2 yrs) 139 542 -3 -2 0 0 8 3 0.2 19 22 2.1 .503 .501 2.3 0.6 22

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1888 IND NL 29 C 51 304 213 60 31 5 .898 5.35 .912 6.83 28 0 0
1888 IND NL 29 3B 22 57 17 28 12 4 .789 2.05 .877 3.13
1888 IND NL 29 1B 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 .977 10.50
1888 IND NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-0-1
1889 IND NL 30 C 55 268 182 53 33 2 .877 4.27 .910 6.00 14 0 0
1889 IND NL 30 3B 12 42 9 28 5 1 .881 3.08 .885 3.55
1889 IND NL 30 1B 1 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 3.00 .973 10.40
1889 IND NL 30 OF 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 2.00 1-0-0
1890 NYG NL 31 C 62 492 365 93 34 4 .931 7.39 .926 6.10 39 129 94 42% 37%
1890 NYG NL 31 3B 8 19 3 11 5 0 .737 1.75 .884 3.51
1891 NYG NL 32 C 74 552 446 83 23 7 .958 7.15 .926 5.79 14 156 79 34% 37%
1891 NYG NL 32 3B 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .880 3.70
1892 STL NL 33 C 119 679 513 123 43 14 .937 5.34 .936 5.87 22 202 96 32% 37%
1892 STL NL 33 1B 2 23 22 1 0 1 1.000 11.50 .976 10.55
1893 STL NL 34 C 9 35 26 6 3 2 .914 3.56 .936 4.78 4 12 6 33% 37%
1894 TOT NL 35 C 69 328 245 68 15 4 .954 4.54 .924 4.60 12 134 76 36% 37%
1894 TOT NL 35 1B 2 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 .976 9.80
1894 STL NL 35 C 27 125 88 29 8 2 .936 4.33 .924 4.60 2 45 33 42% 37%
1894 STL NL 35 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80
1894 PHI NL 35 C 42 203 157 39 7 2 .966 4.67 .924 4.60 10 89 43 33% 37%
1894 PHI NL 35 1B 1 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 14.00 .976 9.80
1895 PHI NL 36 C 38 197 152 29 16 5 .919 4.76 .938 4.63 6 65 30 32% 37%
8 Seasons C 477 2855 2142 515 198 43 .931 5.57 .926 5.70 139 698 381 35% 37%
4 Seasons 3B 43 121 30 69 22 5 .818 2.30 .881 3.33
4 Seasons 1B 6 49 46 3 0 2 1.000 8.17 .976 10.27
2 Seasons OF 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .910 1.95 1-0-1
8 Seasons TOT 528 3026 2218 588 220 50 .927 5.31 .925 5.55 1-0-1 139 698 381 35% 37%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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
1891 NL  1.0 (8th)
1892 NL  1.3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1894 NL  18 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1892 NL  119 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1890 NL  365 (5th)
1891 NL  446 (2nd)
1892 NL  513 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1890 NL  93 (3rd)
1891 NL  83 (5th)
1892 NL  123 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1890 NL  34 (5th)
1892 NL  43 (2nd)
Career  198 (41st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1891 NL  7 (3rd)
1892 NL  14 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1890 NL  39 (3rd)
Career  139 (77th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1891 NL  156 (4th)
1892 NL  202 (2nd)
Career  698 (83rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1890 NL  94 (3rd)
1891 NL  79 (4th)
1892 NL  96 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1890 NL  7.39 (1st)
1891 NL  7.15 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1891 NL  .958 (2nd)
1892 NL  .937 (4th)
1894 NL  .954 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1894 NL  born 1858-09-21 (7th)
1895 NL  born 1858-09-21 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (299th), 4.9 career WAR/5.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1891 32 New York Giants $2,500 ? 2/6/1891 NY Times and P. Orem 534
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,500
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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