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Charlie Buffinton

Charles G. Buffinton
born Charles G. Buffington

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 14, 1861 in Fall River, MA(All Transactions)
Debut: May 17, 1882 (Age 20.337)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1883 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Quakers/Reds/Athletics/RedStockings/... 1882-1892

Final Game: June 28, 1892 (Age 31.014)
Died: September 23, 1907 in Fall River, MA
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA
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Standard Pitching

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
1882 21 BSN NL 2 3 .400 4.07 5 5 0 4 1 0 42.0 53 34 19 2 14 17 0 2 193 71 3.57 1.595 11.4 0.4 3.0 3.6 1.21
1883 22 BSN NL 25 14 .641 3.03 43 41 3 34 4 1 333.0 346 187 112 4 51 188 0 17 1414 103 2.74 1.192 9.4 0.1 1.4 5.1 3.69
1884 23 BSN NL 48 16 .750 2.15 67 67 0 63 8 0 587.0 506 225 140 15 76 417 0 24 2383 133 2.57 0.991 7.8 0.2 1.2 6.4 5.49
1885 24 BSN NL 22 27 .449 2.88 51 50 1 49 6 0 434.1 425 238 139 10 112 242 2 28 1838 94 2.84 1.236 8.8 0.2 2.3 5.0 2.16
1886 25 BSN NL 7 10 .412 4.59 18 17 1 16 0 0 151.0 203 129 77 4 39 47 0 9 699 68 3.60 1.603 12.1 0.2 2.3 2.8 1.21
1887 26 PHI NL 21 17 .553 3.66 40 38 1 35 1 0 332.1 352 224 135 16 92 160 4 0 25 1431 115 3.81 1.336 9.5 0.4 2.5 4.3 1.74
1888 27 PHI NL 28 17 .622 1.91 46 46 0 43 6 0 400.1 324 139 85 6 59 199 4 0 15 1586 154 2.26 0.957 7.3 0.1 1.3 4.5 3.37
1889 28 PHI NL 28 16 .636 3.24 47 43 4 37 2 0 380.0 390 196 137 10 121 153 6 0 15 1640 132 3.54 1.345 9.2 0.2 2.9 3.6 1.26
1890 29 PHQ PL 19 15 .559 3.81 36 33 3 28 0 1 283.1 312 211 120 8 126 89 7 0 11 1299 113 4.06 1.546 9.9 0.3 4.0 2.8 0.71
1891 30 BOS AA 29 9 .763 2.55 48 43 4 33 2 1 363.2 303 153 103 8 120 158 7 0 19 1512 141 2.99 1.163 7.5 0.2 3.0 3.9 1.32
1892 31 BLN NL 4 8 .333 4.92 13 13 0 9 0 0 97.0 130 88 53 4 46 30 3 0 9 470 70 3.87 1.814 12.1 0.4 4.3 2.8 0.65
11 Yrs 233 152 .605 2.96 414 396 17 351 30 3 3404.0 3344 1824 1120 87 856 1700 31 2 174 14465 115 3.08 1.234 8.8 0.2 2.3 4.5 1.99
162 Game Avg. 20 13 .605 2.96 35 33 1 29 3 0 286 281 153 94 7 72 143 0 15 1214 115 3.08 1.234 8.8 0.2 2.3 4.5 1.99
BSN (5 yrs) 104 70 .598 2.83 184 180 5 166 19 1 1547.1 1533 813 487 35 292 911 2 80 6527 102 2.81 1.179 8.9 0.2 1.7 5.3 3.12
PHI (3 yrs) 77 50 .606 2.89 133 127 5 115 9 0 1112.2 1066 559 357 32 272 512 14 0 55 4657 131 3.16 1.203 8.6 0.3 2.2 4.1 1.88
BLN (1 yr) 4 8 .333 4.92 13 13 0 9 0 0 97.0 130 88 53 4 46 30 3 0 9 470 70 3.87 1.814 12.1 0.4 4.3 2.8 0.65
BOS (1 yr) 29 9 .763 2.55 48 43 4 33 2 1 363.2 303 153 103 8 120 158 7 0 19 1512 141 2.99 1.163 7.5 0.2 3.0 3.9 1.32
PHQ (1 yr) 19 15 .559 3.81 36 33 3 28 0 1 283.1 312 211 120 8 126 89 7 0 11 1299 113 4.06 1.546 9.9 0.3 4.0 2.8 0.71
NL (9 yrs) 185 128 .591 2.93 330 320 10 290 28 1 2757.0 2729 1460 897 71 610 1453 17 2 144 11654 112 2.99 1.211 8.9 0.2 2.0 4.7 2.38
AA (1 yr) 29 9 .763 2.55 48 43 4 33 2 1 363.2 303 153 103 8 120 158 7 0 19 1512 141 2.99 1.163 7.5 0.2 3.0 3.9 1.32
PL (1 yr) 19 15 .559 3.81 36 33 3 28 0 1 283.1 312 211 120 8 126 89 7 0 11 1299 113 4.06 1.546 9.9 0.3 4.0 2.8 0.71
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1882 21 BSN NL 42.0 5 5 34 7.29 5.39 0.04 0.00 98.0 5.24 -9 -0.7 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .353 .495 $1,000
1883 22 BSN NL 333.0 43 41 187 5.05 5.63 -0.10 0.00 98.0 5.61 28 2.5 1.0 -0.5 5.2 60 .559 .516 $1,000
1884 23 BSN NL 587.0 67 67 225 3.45 5.44 0.40 0.00 97.0 4.89 105 10.8 -1.4 14.9 158 .661 .566 $1,800
1885 24 BSN NL 434.1 51 50 238 4.93 4.99 -0.43 0.00 95.0 5.15 21 2.0 1.0 -0.4 5.8 56 .540 .513 $2,800
1886 25 BSN NL 151.0 18 17 129 7.69 5.19 -0.18 0.00 97.0 5.21 -38 -3.0 1.0 -0.2 -1.8 -25 .331 .481 $2,000
1887 26 PHI NL 332.1 40 38 224 6.07 5.95 0.08 0.00 104.0 6.10 14 1.2 1.0 -0.5 3.8 44 .530 .507 $2,500
1888 27 PHI NL 400.1 46 46 139 3.12 4.60 0.10 0.00 104.0 4.68 76 8.8 -0.4 12.1 107 .691 .554 $2,650
1889 28 PHI NL 380.0 47 43 196 4.64 5.86 -0.25 0.00 108.0 6.60 87 8.1 1.0 -0.4 11.3 130 .673 .550 $2,800
1890 29 PHQ PL 283.1 36 33 211 6.70 6.84 -0.12 0.00 101.0 7.04 11 0.9 1.0 -0.3 2.5 38 .525 .505
1891 30 BOS AA 363.2 48 43 153 3.79 5.63 0.20 0.00 99.0 5.38 66 6.0 1.0 -0.4 8.1 95 .625 .537
1892 31 BLN NL 97.0 13 13 88 8.16 5.09 -0.66 0.00 104.0 5.98 -22 -1.8 -0.1 -0.9 -13 .363 .489
11 Seasons 3404.0 414 396 1824 4.82 5.52 -0.02 0.00 100.3 5.56 339 34.7 1.0 -4.5 60.7 645 .584 .530 $16,550
BSN (5 yrs) 1547.1 184 180 813 4.73 5.33 -0.00 0.00 96.7 5.16 106 11.5 1.0 -2.4 23.8 244 .563 .529 $8,600
PHI (3 yrs) 1112.2 133 127 559 4.52 5.43 -0.02 0.00 105.4 5.76 178 18.1 1.0 -1.3 27.3 281 .636 .539 $7,950
BLN (1 yr) 97.0 13 13 88 8.16 5.09 -0.66 0.00 104.0 5.98 -22 -1.8 -0.1 -0.9 -13 .363 .489
BOS (1 yr) 363.2 48 43 153 3.79 5.63 0.20 0.00 99.0 5.38 66 6.0 1.0 -0.4 8.1 95 .625 .537
PHQ (1 yr) 283.1 36 33 211 6.70 6.84 -0.12 0.00 101.0 7.04 11 0.9 1.0 -0.3 2.5 38 .525 .505

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1882 21 2 3 .400 4.07 5 5 0 4 1 0 42.0 53 34 19 2 14 17 0 2 193 71 1.595 11.4 0.4 3.0 3.6 1.21 71
1883 22 27 17 .614 3.14 48 46 3 38 5 1 375.0 399 221 131 6 65 205 0 19 1607 98 1.237 9.6 0.1 1.6 4.9 3.15 98
1884 23 75 33 .694 2.54 115 113 3 101 13 1 962.0 905 446 271 21 141 622 0 43 3990 116 1.087 8.5 0.2 1.3 5.8 4.41 116
1885 24 97 60 .618 2.64 166 163 4 150 19 1 1396.1 1330 684 410 31 253 864 2 71 5828 109 1.134 8.6 0.2 1.6 5.6 3.42 109
1886 25 104 70 .598 2.83 184 180 5 166 19 1 1547.1 1533 813 487 35 292 911 2 80 6527 102 1.179 8.9 0.2 1.7 5.3 3.12 102
1887 26 125 87 .590 2.98 224 218 6 201 20 1 1879.2 1885 1037 622 51 384 1071 4 2 105 7958 105 1.207 9.0 0.2 1.8 5.1 2.79 105
1888 27 153 104 .595 2.79 270 264 6 244 26 1 2280.0 2209 1176 707 57 443 1270 8 2 120 9544 111 1.163 8.7 0.2 1.7 5.0 2.87 111
1889 28 181 120 .601 2.86 317 307 10 281 28 1 2660.0 2599 1372 844 67 564 1423 14 2 135 11184 114 1.189 8.8 0.2 1.9 4.8 2.52 114
1890 29 200 135 .597 2.95 353 340 13 309 28 2 2943.1 2911 1583 964 75 690 1512 21 2 146 12483 114 1.223 8.9 0.2 2.1 4.6 2.19 114
1891 30 229 144 .614 2.90 401 383 17 342 30 3 3307.0 3214 1736 1067 83 810 1670 28 2 165 13995 117 1.217 8.7 0.2 2.2 4.5 2.06 117
1892 31 233 152 .605 2.96 414 396 17 351 30 3 3404.0 3344 1824 1120 87 856 1700 31 2 174 14465 115 1.234 8.8 0.2 2.3 4.5 1.99 115

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1882 21 3 6 .333 5.29 80.0 89 52 47 3 24 32 0 1.413 10.0 2.7 3.6 1.33 0.3 5
1883 22 34 27 .557 3.50 545.0 484 236 212 6 71 308 0 1.018 8.0 1.2 5.1 4.34 0.1 43
1884 23 63 30 .677 2.59 834.0 642 267 240 19 96 592 0 0.885 6.9 1.0 6.4 6.17 0.2 67
1885 24 34 36 .486 4.13 634.0 594 323 291 14 157 353 0 1.185 8.4 2.2 5.0 2.25 0.2 51
1886 25 7 15 .318 6.21 197.0 247 151 136 5 47 61 0 1.492 11.3 2.1 2.8 1.30 0.2 18
1887 26 24 23 .511 3.80 424.0 365 199 179 17 95 204 4 1.085 7.7 2.0 4.3 2.15 0.4 40
1888 27 35 18 .660 2.64 477.0 373 155 140 7 68 237 5 0.925 7.0 1.3 4.5 3.49 0.1 46
1889 28 31 20 .608 2.97 463.0 392 170 153 10 122 186 6 1.110 7.6 2.4 3.6 1.52 0.2 47
1890 29 20 19 .513 3.80 348.0 290 163 147 7 117 109 7 1.170 7.5 3.0 2.8 0.93 0.2 36
1891 30 34 19 .642 2.65 475.0 344 156 140 9 136 206 8 1.011 6.5 2.6 3.9 1.51 0.2 48
1892 31 4 7 .364 6.00 102.0 121 76 68 4 43 32 3 1.608 10.7 3.8 2.8 0.74 0.4 13
11 Yrs 289 220 .568 3.45 4579.0 3941 1948 1753 101 976 2320 33 1.074 7.7 4.6 2.38 0.2 414

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1884 NL  16.2 (3rd)
1885 NL  6.1 (8th)
1888 NL  12.0 (1st)
1889 NL  11.1 (2nd)
1891 AA  7.9 (3rd)
Career  62.1 (157th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1883 NL  5.2 (7th)
1884 NL  14.9 (3rd)
1885 NL  5.8 (7th)
1888 NL  12.1 (1st)
1889 NL  11.3 (2nd)
1891 AA  8.1 (3rd)
Career  60.7 (56th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1884 NL  2.15 (7th)
1888 NL  1.91 (3rd)
1889 NL  3.24 (4th)
1891 AA  2.55 (3rd)
Career  2.96 (159th)

Wins s c a p y
1883 NL  25 (6th)
1884 NL  48 (2nd)
1885 NL  22 (8th)
1887 NL  21 (10th)
1888 NL  28 (5th)
1889 NL  28 (2nd)
1890 PL  19 (10th)
1891 AA  29 (5th)
Career  233 (63rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1883 NL  .641 (3rd)
1884 NL  .750 (3rd)
1888 NL  .622 (7th)
1889 NL  .636 (5th)
1891 AA  .763 (1st)
Career  .605 (105th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1883 NL  1.192 (9th)
1884 NL  0.991 (6th)
1888 NL  0.957 (3rd)
1889 NL  1.345 (8th)
1891 AA  1.163 (1st)
Career  1.234 (232nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1884 NL  7.758 (6th)
1888 NL  7.284 (5th)
1891 AA  7.499 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1883 NL  1.378 (8th)
1884 NL  1.165 (3rd)
1888 NL  1.326 (7th)
1889 NL  2.866 (10th)
1891 AA  2.970 (6th)
Career  2.263 (190th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1883 NL  5.081 (2nd)
1884 NL  6.394 (4th)
1885 NL  5.015 (3rd)
1887 NL  4.333 (3rd)
1888 NL  4.474 (6th)
1889 NL  3.624 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1883 NL  43 (10th)
1884 NL  67 (3rd)
1885 NL  51 (3rd)
1887 NL  40 (10th)
1888 NL  46 (6th)
1889 NL  47 (3rd)
1891 AA  48 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1883 NL  1 (3rd)
1890 PL  1 (7th)
1891 AA  1 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1884 NL  587.0 (3rd)
1885 NL  434.3 (6th)
1888 NL  400.3 (8th)
1889 NL  380.0 (3rd)
1891 AA  363.7 (9th)
Career  3,404.0 (81st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1883 NL  188 (5th)
1884 NL  417 (2nd)
1885 NL  242 (3rd)
1887 NL  160 (4th)
1888 NL  199 (4th)
1889 NL  153 (4th)
1891 AA  158 (10th)
Career  1,700 (128th)

Games Started s c a p y
1883 NL  41 (10th)
1884 NL  67 (3rd)
1885 NL  50 (3rd)
1888 NL  46 (6th)
1889 NL  43 (6th)
1891 AA  43 (8th)
Career  396 (131st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1884 NL  63 (3rd)
1885 NL  49 (4th)
1888 NL  43 (8th)
1889 NL  37 (8th)
1891 AA  33 (10th)
Career  351 (26th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1883 NL  4 (2nd)
1884 NL  8 (3rd)
1885 NL  6 (4th)
1888 NL  6 (3rd)
1889 NL  2 (7th)
1891 AA  2 (7th)
Career  30 (110th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1884 NL  15 (6th)
1885 NL  10 (4th)
1887 NL  16 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  51 (8th)
1884 NL  76 (8th)
1885 NL  112 (2nd)
1887 NL  92 (9th)
1889 NL  121 (9th)
Career  856 (193rd)

Hits s c a p y
1883 NL  346 (10th)
1884 NL  506 (4th)
1885 NL  425 (3rd)
1888 NL  324 (9th)
1889 NL  390 (7th)
1891 AA  303 (10th)
Career  3,344 (85th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  3.686 (5th)
1884 NL  5.487 (3rd)
1885 NL  2.161 (8th)
1887 NL  1.739 (5th)
1888 NL  3.373 (5th)
1889 NL  1.265 (8th)
1891 AA  1.317 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1883 NL  0.108 (5th)
1884 NL  0.230 (5th)
1888 NL  0.135 (5th)
1889 NL  0.237 (9th)
1891 AA  0.198 (9th)
Career  0.230 (205th)

Losses s c a p y
1885 NL  27 (2nd)
Career  152 (152nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1883 NL  112 (9th)
1884 NL  140 (6th)
1885 NL  139 (2nd)
1887 NL  135 (10th)
1889 NL  137 (8th)
Career  1,120 (167th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1883 NL  17 (10th)
1884 NL  24 (10th)
1885 NL  28 (8th)
1887 NL  25 (5th)
1889 NL  15 (10th)
1891 AA  19 (10th)
Career  174 (23rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1884 NL  2,383 (3rd)
1885 NL  1,838 (5th)
1888 NL  1,586 (8th)
1889 NL  1,640 (4th)
1891 AA  1,512 (10th)
Career  14,465 (73rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1883 NL  3 (7th)
1885 NL  1 (6th)
1887 NL  1 (10th)
1889 NL  4 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1884 NL  133 (7th)
1887 NL  115 (9th)
1888 NL  154 (3rd)
1889 NL  132 (4th)
1891 AA  141 (3rd)
Career  115 (220th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1883 NL  2.74 (3rd)
1884 NL  2.57 (3rd)
1885 NL  2.84 (8th)
1887 NL  3.81 (6th)
1888 NL  2.26 (3rd)
1889 NL  3.54 (5th)
1891 AA  2.99 (3rd)
Career  3.08 (155th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1884 NL  59 (3rd)
1888 NL  45 (2nd)
1889 NL  43 (2nd)
1891 AA  49 (1st)
Career  181 (98th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1884 NL  5.5 (3rd)
1888 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1889 NL  3.9 (2nd)
1891 AA  4.4 (1st)
Career  17.1 (114th)

Youngest s c a p y
1882 NL  born 1861-06-14 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (572), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 160 (84), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 130 (56), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 46 (48), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (33rd), 62.1 career WAR/61.5 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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