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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)
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Quakers/Reds/Athletics/RedStockings/... 1882-1892

Final Game: June 28, 1892 (Age 31)
Died: September 23, 1907 in Fall River, MA
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #224. Cy Falkenberg… #225. Vern Law… #226. Bill Doak… #227. CHARLIE BUFFINTON… #228. Satchel Paige… #229. Allie Reynolds… #230. Zack Greinke… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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

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

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
1882 21 BSN NL 15 52 50 5 13 1 0 0 4 2 3 .260 .288 .280 .568 84 14 /O13
1883 22 BSN NL 86 347 341 28 81 8 3 1 26 6 24 .238 .251 .287 .538 61 98 O1/3
1884 23 BSN NL 87 368 352 48 94 18 3 1 39 16 12 .267 .299 .344 .643 103 121 1O3
1885 24 BSN NL 82 341 338 26 81 12 3 1 33 3 26 .240 .246 .302 .548 79 102 1O3
1886 25 BSN NL 44 182 176 27 51 4 1 1 30 3 6 12 .290 .313 .341 .654 103 60 31/O
1887 26 PHI NL 66 281 269 34 72 12 1 1 46 8 11 3 .268 .299 .331 .630 70 89 1 1O3
1888 27 PHI NL 46 167 160 14 29 4 1 0 12 1 7 5 .181 .216 .219 .434 36 35 0 1/O
1889 28 PHI NL 47 164 154 16 32 2 0 0 21 0 9 5 .208 .256 .221 .477 29 34 1 1/O
1890 29 PHQ PL 42 160 150 24 41 3 2 1 24 1 9 3 .273 .319 .340 .659 74 51 1 1/O3
1891 30 BOS AA 58 201 181 16 34 2 1 1 16 0 19 15 .188 .269 .227 .495 41 41 1 1O/3
1892 31 BLN NL 13 46 43 7 15 1 1 0 4 1 3 6 .349 .391 .419 .810 142 18 0 1
11 Yrs 586 2309 2214 245 543 67 16 7 255 14 91 114 .245 .276 .299 .576 71 663 4
162 Game Avg. 162 638 612 68 150 19 4 2 70 25 32 .245 .276 .299 .576 71 183
BSN (5 yrs) 314 1290 1257 134 320 43 10 4 132 3 33 77 .255 .274 .314 .588 84 395
PHI (3 yrs) 159 612 583 64 133 18 2 1 79 9 27 13 .228 .265 .271 .536 51 158 2
BLN (1 yr) 13 46 43 7 15 1 1 0 4 1 3 6 .349 .391 .419 .810 142 18 0
BOS (1 yr) 58 201 181 16 34 2 1 1 16 0 19 15 .188 .269 .227 .495 41 41 1
PHQ (1 yr) 42 160 150 24 41 3 2 1 24 1 9 3 .273 .319 .340 .659 74 51 1
NL (9 yrs) 486 1948 1883 205 468 62 13 5 215 13 63 96 .249 .274 .303 .577 74 571 2
AA (1 yr) 58 201 181 16 34 2 1 1 16 0 19 15 .188 .269 .227 .495 41 41 1
PL (1 yr) 42 160 150 24 41 3 2 1 24 1 9 3 .273 .319 .340 .659 74 51 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
1882 21 BSN NL 15 52 -1 0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .487 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 $1,000 /O13
1883 22 BSN NL 86 347 -15 0 0 -5 -3 -24 -2.2 12 -12 -1.0 .476 .487 -0.4 -0.8 -7 $1,000 O1/3
1884 23 BSN NL 87 368 5 0 0 -1 11 16 1.3 0 16 1.3 .517 .509 1.5 -0.3 17 $1,800 1O3
1885 24 BSN NL 82 341 -6 0 0 -5 15 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .504 .502 0.8 -0.6 8 $2,800 1O3
1886 25 BSN NL 44 182 2 -1 0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .496 .499 0.8 -0.3 7 $2,000 31/O
1887 26 PHI NL 66 281 -10 -2 0 -4 19 3 0.1 0 3 0.1 .504 .502 0.5 -0.5 7 $2,500 1O3
1888 27 PHI NL 46 167 -11 -1 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $2,650 1/O
1889 28 PHI NL 47 164 -15 0 0 0 13 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -2 $2,800 1/O
1890 29 PHQ PL 42 160 -6 -0 0 0 12 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .511 .503 0.4 0.0 6 1/O3
1891 30 BOS AA 58 201 -14 0 0 -2 14 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .498 .499 0.0 -0.2 0 1O/3
1892 31 BLN NL 13 46 2 -0 0 0 3 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .533 .503 0.4 0.0 5 1
11 Seasons 586 2309 -69 -3 0 -21 93 1 -0.6 20 21 1.5 .500 .500 4.0 -2.9 42 $16,550
BSN (5 yrs) 314 1290 -15 -1 0 -15 22 -9 -1.2 20 11 0.9 .498 .499 2.8 -2.2 26 $8,600
PHI (3 yrs) 159 612 -36 -2 0 -4 42 1 -0.2 0 1 -0.2 .500 .500 0.3 -0.6 5 $7,950
BLN (1 yr) 13 46 2 -0 0 0 3 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .533 .503 0.4 0.0 5
BOS (1 yr) 58 201 -14 0 0 -2 14 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .498 .499 0.0 -0.2 0
PHQ (1 yr) 42 160 -6 -0 0 0 12 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .511 .503 0.4 0.0 6

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 Awards
1882 BSN NL 21 OF 7 13 6 2 5 0 .615 1.14 .855 1.93 0-0-7
1882 BSN NL 21 P 5 42.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.80 .906 2.19 2.16
1882 BSN NL 21 1B 4 26 24 0 2 0 .923 6.00 .958 10.38
1883 BSN NL 22 OF 51 82 52 10 20 3 .756 1.22 .849 1.96 0-13-40
1883 BSN NL 22 P 43 333.0 86 15 58 13 3 .849 1.97 1.70 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 BSN NL 22 1B 2 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 9.50 .961 10.60
1884 BSN NL 23 P 67 587.0 167 40 118 9 2 .946 2.42 2.36 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 BSN NL 23 OF 13 34 25 0 9 0 .735 1.92 .867 1.79 0-13-1
1884 BSN NL 23 1B 11 87 81 0 6 4 .931 7.36 .962 10.47
1885 BSN NL 24 P 51 434.1 147 16 118 13 5 .912 2.78 2.63 .899 2.43 2.37
1885 BSN NL 24 OF 18 30 21 1 8 0 .733 1.22 .881 1.85 1-11-6
1885 BSN NL 24 1B 15 167 159 2 6 6 .964 10.73 .970 10.85
1886 BSN NL 25 1B 19 186 176 4 6 7 .968 9.47 .968 10.35
1886 BSN NL 25 P 18 151.0 41 5 31 5 1 .878 2.15 2.00 .915 2.26 2.16
1886 BSN NL 25 OF 9 11 6 0 5 0 .545 0.67 .890 1.76 0-1-8
1887 PHI NL 26 P 40 332.1 116 18 90 8 3 .931 2.92 2.70 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 PHI NL 26 OF 22 43 29 2 12 1 .721 1.41 .883 1.97 7-7-8
1887 PHI NL 26 1B 10 81 77 1 3 4 .963 7.80 .974 10.53
1888 PHI NL 27 P 46 400.1 163 31 122 10 3 .939 3.44 3.33 .895 2.36 2.30
1888 PHI NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1889 PHI NL 28 P 47 380.0 107 18 80 9 4 .916 2.32 2.09 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 PHI NL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1890 PHQ PL 29 P 36 283.1 103 12 77 14 5 .864 2.83 2.47 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 PHQ PL 29 OF 5 7 3 2 2 0 .714 1.00 .904 2.10 1-2-2
1890 PHQ PL 29 1B 3 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 12.33 .973 10.47
1891 BOS AA 30 P 48 363.2 136 10 117 9 3 .934 3.14 2.65 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 BOS AA 30 OF 10 7 5 1 1 0 .857 0.60 .909 1.88 5-0-6
1891 BOS AA 30 1B 4 32 28 1 3 2 .906 7.25 .976 10.30
1892 BLN NL 31 P 13 97.0 37 3 30 4 1 .892 3.06 2.54 .901 2.48 2.41
11 Seasons P 414 3404.0 1117 172 851 94 30 .916 2.70 2.47 .901 2.35 2.29
10 Seasons OF 137 227 147 18 62 4 .727 1.20 .868 1.92 16-47-78
8 Seasons 1B 68 635 598 11 26 24 .959 8.96 .969 10.52
11 Seasons TOT 619 3404.0 1979 917 880 182 58 .908 2.70 2.90 .919 2.35 3.11 16-47-78
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

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 (229th)

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 (188th)

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 (125th)

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 (192nd)

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 (96th)

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 (113th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1884 NL  29.3 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1884 NL  67 (3rd)
1885 NL  51 (3rd)
1889 NL  47 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1884 NL  40 (2nd)
1887 NL  18 (4th)
1888 NL  31 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1884 NL  118 (4th)
1885 NL  118 (3rd)
1887 NL  90 (5th)
1888 NL  122 (1st)
1889 NL  80 (4th)
1891 AA  117 (4th)
Career  851 (45th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1885 NL  13 (4th)
1890 PL  14 (4th)
Career  94 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1885 NL  2.78 (5th)
1887 NL  2.92 (2nd)
1888 NL  3.44 (1st)
1891 AA  3.14 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1887 NL  2.70 (4th)
1888 NL  3.33 (1st)
Career  2.47 (52nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1884 NL  .946 (5th)
1888 NL  .939 (3rd)

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

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (580), 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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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188221Boston Red Stockings$1,0001890 Spalding Guide
188322Boston Beaneaters$1,0001890 Spalding Guide
188423Boston Beaneaters$1,8001890 Spalding Guide
188524Boston Beaneaters$2,8001890 Spalding Guide
188625Boston Beaneaters$2,0001890 Spalding Guide
188726Philadelphia Quakers$2,5001890 Spalding Guide
188827Philadelphia Quakers$2,6501890 Spalding Guide
188928Philadelphia Quakers$2,8001890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,550
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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