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Jesse Burkett    \BUR-ket\

Jesse Cail Burkett (Crab)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: December 4, 1868 in Wheeling, WV (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1890 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Spiders/Browns/Cardinals/Americans/Perfectos/... 1890-1905

Final Game: October 7, 1905 (Age 36)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
   View Jesse Burkett Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 27, 1953 in Worcester, MA
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Worcester, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #112. Jim Edmonds… #113. Keith Hernandez… #114. Joe Medwick… #115. JESSE BURKETT… #116. Cesar Cedeno… #117. Kirby Puckett… #118. Miguel Cabrera… 

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
1890 21 NYG NL 101 437 401 67 124 23 13 4 60 14 33 52 .309 .366 .461 .827 145 185 3 *O1
1891 22 CLV NL 40 190 167 29 45 7 4 0 13 1 23 19 .269 .358 .359 .717 107 60 0 O
1892 23 CLV NL 145 676 608 119 167 15 14 6 66 36 67 59 .275 .348 .375 .723 115 228 1 *O
1893 24 CLV NL 125 616 511 145 178 25 15 6 82 39 98 23 .348 .459 .491 .951 147 251 7 *O
1894 25 CLV NL 125 618 523 138 187 27 14 8 94 28 84 27 .358 .447 .509 .956 127 266 1 10 *O/1
1895 26 CLV NL 132 644 555 153 225 22 13 5 83 41 74 32 .405 .482 .519 1.001 152 288 8 7 *O
1896 27 CLV NL 133 647 586 160 240 27 16 6 72 34 49 19 .410 .461 .541 1.002 157 317 7 5 *O
1897 28 CLV NL 127 610 517 129 198 28 7 2 60 28 76 25 .383 .468 .476 .944 140 246 7 10 *O
1898 29 CLV NL 150 706 624 114 213 18 9 0 42 19 69 30 .341 .415 .399 .814 137 249 9 4 *O
1899 30 STL NL 141 635 558 116 221 21 8 7 71 25 67 23 .396 .463 .500 .963 161 279 2 8 *O/4
1900 31 STL NL 141 643 559 88 203 11 15 7 68 32 62 35 .363 .429 .474 .904 151 265 3 19 *O
1901 32 STL NL 142 673 601 142 226 20 15 10 75 27 59 70 .376 .440 .509 .949 181 306 10 3 *O
1902 33 SLB AL 138 636 553 97 169 29 9 5 52 23 71 25 .306 .390 .418 .807 125 231 5 7 *O/516
1903 34 SLB AL 132 574 515 73 151 20 7 3 40 17 52 47 .293 .361 .377 .738 124 194 3 4 *O
1904 35 SLB AL 147 661 575 72 156 15 10 2 27 12 78 64 .271 .363 .343 .706 130 197 5 3 *O
1905 36 BOS AL 148 654 573 78 147 12 13 4 47 13 67 63 .257 .339 .344 .682 116 197 4 10 *O
16 Yrs 2067 9620 8426 1720 2850 320 182 75 952 389 1029 613 .338 .415 .446 .861 140 3759 75 90
162 Game Avg. 162 754 660 135 223 25 14 6 75 30 81 48 .338 .415 .446 .861 140 295 6
CLV (8 yrs) 977 4707 4091 987 1453 169 92 33 512 226 540 234 .355 .435 .466 .901 138 1905 40 36
STL (3 yrs) 424 1951 1718 346 650 52 38 24 214 84 188 128 .378 .444 .495 .939 164 850 15 30
SLB (3 yrs) 417 1871 1643 242 476 64 26 10 119 52 201 136 .290 .372 .379 .750 126 622 13 14
NYG (1 yr) 101 437 401 67 124 23 13 4 60 14 33 52 .309 .366 .461 .827 145 185 3
BOS (1 yr) 148 654 573 78 147 12 13 4 47 13 67 63 .257 .339 .344 .682 116 197 4 10
NL (12 yrs) 1502 7095 6210 1400 2227 244 143 61 786 324 761 414 .359 .433 .473 .907 146 2940 58 66
AL (4 yrs) 565 2525 2216 320 623 76 39 14 166 65 268 199 .281 .363 .370 .733 124 819 17 24

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
1890 21 NYG NL 101 437 20 -2 0 1 -6 14 1.0 15 28 2.5 .512 .507 2.6 -0.5 27 *O1
1891 22 CLV NL 40 190 2 -0 0 -2 -3 -3 -0.4 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.5 -0.4 5 O
1892 23 CLV NL 145 676 9 -1 0 5 -9 5 0.3 22 26 2.6 .503 .503 2.2 -0.4 21 *O
1893 24 CLV NL 125 616 45 -1 0 -9 -8 26 1.9 20 46 3.9 .516 .512 4.6 -1.4 55 *O
1894 25 CLV NL 125 618 31 -3 0 0 -8 21 1.4 20 40 3.4 .512 .509 3.4 -0.6 40 *O/1
1895 26 CLV NL 132 644 55 -2 0 0 -9 44 3.3 20 64 5.3 .525 .520 5.3 -0.7 64 *O
1896 27 CLV NL 133 647 55 -3 0 -2 -9 41 3.3 20 61 5.3 .525 .520 5.5 -0.9 63 *O
1897 28 CLV NL 127 610 39 -3 0 -1 -8 28 2.2 19 47 4.2 .518 .514 4.3 -0.8 48 *O
1898 29 CLV NL 150 706 35 -2 0 -4 -9 20 1.8 22 42 4.2 .513 .512 4.6 -1.3 46 *O
1899 30 STL NL 141 635 53 -3 0 0 -8 41 3.6 21 62 5.8 .526 .523 5.8 -0.8 62 *O/4
1900 31 STL NL 141 643 43 -2 0 3 -8 35 3.1 21 56 5.3 .523 .520 5.0 -0.5 53 $2,750 *O
1901 32 STL NL 142 673 61 -2 0 0 -8 51 4.9 20 71 7.1 .535 .531 7.3 -0.8 71 $3,200 *O
1902 33 SLB AL 138 636 23 -2 0 6 -7 20 1.9 21 41 4.0 .514 .512 3.5 -0.1 35 *O/516
1903 34 SLB AL 132 574 17 -1 0 -2 -7 6 0.5 20 26 2.7 .505 .504 3.0 -1.1 28 *O
1904 35 SLB AL 147 661 21 -1 0 1 -8 13 1.4 22 35 3.9 .511 .510 3.8 -0.9 34 $4,500 *O
1905 36 BOS AL 148 654 11 -1 0 0 -8 2 0.1 22 24 2.6 .502 .501 2.6 -1.0 24 *O
16 Seasons 2067 9620 518 -28 0 -4 -123 362 30.5 310 673 62.9 .515 .513 64.1 -12.3 677 $10,450
CLV (8 yrs) 977 4707 271 -15 0 -13 -63 180 13.9 149 329 29.1 .515 .512 30.5 -6.5 342
STL (3 yrs) 424 1951 156 -7 0 3 -24 128 11.6 62 189 18.2 .528 .524 18.1 -2.1 186 $5,950
SLB (3 yrs) 417 1871 60 -4 0 5 -22 39 3.8 63 102 10.5 .510 .509 10.4 -2.2 97 $4,500
NYG (1 yr) 101 437 20 -2 0 1 -6 14 1.0 15 28 2.5 .512 .507 2.6 -0.5 27
BOS (1 yr) 148 654 11 -1 0 0 -8 2 0.1 22 24 2.6 .502 .501 2.6 -1.0 24

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
1892 23 CLV NL CS BSN L 0 25 25 3 8 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 .320 .320 .360 .680 9 0
1 CS 0 25 25 3 8 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 .320 .320 .360 .680 9 0

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1890 21 NYG NL 3 10 .231 5.57 21 14 7 6 0 0 118.0 134 123 73 3 92 82 14 0 16 590 62 1.915 10.2 0.2 7.0 6.3 0.89
1894 25 CLV NL 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 129 1.750 13.5 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
1902 33 SLB AL 0 1 .000 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 56 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00
3 Yrs 3 11 .214 5.56 23 14 8 6 0 0 123.0 144 129 76 3 94 84 14 0 16 617 63 1.935 10.5 0.2 6.9 6.1 0.89
162 Game Avg. 6 20 .214 5.56 42 26 15 11 0 0 226 265 237 140 6 173 154 26 0 29 1134 63 1.935 10.5 0.2 6.9 6.1 0.89
NYG (1 yr) 3 10 .231 5.57 21 14 7 6 0 0 118.0 134 123 73 3 92 82 14 0 16 590 62 1.915 10.2 0.2 7.0 6.3 0.89
CLV (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 129 1.750 13.5 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.00
SLB (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 56 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00
NL (2 yrs) 3 10 .231 5.53 22 14 8 6 0 0 122.0 140 125 75 3 93 82 14 0 16 609 63 1.910 10.3 0.2 6.9 6.0 0.88
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 56 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00

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
1890 21 NYG NL 118.0 21 14 123 9.38 5.62 0.14 0.00 95.0 5.21 -50 -3.8 1.0 -0.2 -2.8 -41 .321 .477
1894 25 CLV NL 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 7.40 0.15 0.00 103.0 7.47 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .608 .501
1902 33 SLB AL 1.0 1 0 4 36.00 4.96 0.33 0.00 99.0 4.58 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .246 .498
3 Seasons 123.0 23 14 129 9.44 5.67 0.14 0.00 95.3 5.28 -52 -3.9 1.0 -0.2 -2.9 -42 .330 .479
NYG (1 yr) 118.0 21 14 123 9.38 5.62 0.14 0.00 95.0 5.21 -50 -3.8 1.0 -0.2 -2.8 -41 .321 .477
CLV (1 yr) 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 7.40 0.15 0.00 103.0 7.47 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .608 .501
SLB (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 4 36.00 4.96 0.33 0.00 99.0 4.58 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .246 .498

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
1890 NYG NL 21 OF 90 159 108 23 28 4 .824 1.46 .914 1.91 11-2-77
1890 NYG NL 21 P 21 118.0 38 2 33 3 1 .921 2.67 1.67 .898 2.24 2.19
1891 CLV NL 22 OF 40 65 53 5 7 1 .892 1.45 .912 1.92 6-2-35
1892 CLV NL 23 OF 145 322 271 20 31 7 .904 2.01 .912 1.89 145-0-0
1893 CLV NL 24 OF 125 304 239 19 46 5 .849 2.06 .915 2.18 125-0-0
1894 CLV NL 25 OF 125 283 242 17 24 5 .915 2.07 .915 2.28 125-0-0
1894 CLV NL 25 P 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1895 CLV NL 26 OF 132 328 273 17 38 4 .884 2.20 .917 2.18 131-0-1
1896 CLV NL 27 OF 133 310 269 18 23 4 .926 2.16 .933 2.16 133-0-0
1897 CLV NL 28 OF 127 257 226 18 13 3 .949 1.92 .936 2.09 127-1-0
1898 CLV NL 29 OF 150 304 268 17 19 3 .938 1.90 .937 2.08 148-1-1
1899 STL NL 30 OF 140 337 296 20 21 3 .938 2.26 .944 2.15 139-0-1
1899 STL NL 30 2B 1 7 2 3 2 0 .714 5.00 .941 5.60
1900 STL NL 31 OF 141 379 337 17 25 6 .934 2.51 .940 2.17 140-1-0
1901 STL NL 32 OF 142 351 307 17 27 4 .923 2.28 .942 2.06 142-0-0
1902 SLB AL 33 OF 137 343 300 17 26 5 .924 2.31 .944 2.07 137-0-0
1902 SLB AL 33 3B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .913 3.60
1902 SLB AL 33 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1902 SLB AL 33 SS 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 5.70
1903 SLB AL 34 OF 132 255 230 10 15 4 .941 1.82 .952 1.95 132-0-0
1904 SLB AL 35 OF 147 308 266 24 18 4 .942 1.97 .954 1.86 147-0-0
1905 BOS AL 36 OF 148 309 276 11 22 0 .929 1.94 .953 1.86 148-0-0
16 Seasons OF 2054 4614 3961 270 383 62 .917 2.06 .934 2.06 1936-7-115
3 Seasons P 23 123.0 38 2 33 3 1 .921 2.56 1.52 .898 2.25 2.22
1 Season 2B 1 7 2 3 2 0 .714 5.00 .941 5.60
1 Season SS 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 5.70
1 Season 3B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .913 3.60
16 Seasons TOT 2080 123.0 4663 3966 309 388 64 .917 2.56 2.06 .934 2.25 2.06 1936-7-115
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 1.3%)
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1942 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.0%)
1946 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1946
by Old Timers Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1900 NL  5.2 (7th)
1901 NL  7.1 (8th)
Career  60.0 (179th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1895 NL  5.3 (9th)
1899 NL  5.7 (5th)
1900 NL  5.2 (4th)
1901 NL  7.1 (3rd)
1902 AL  3.9 (10th)
Career  62.9 (101st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1893 NL  4.6 (7th)
1895 NL  5.4 (7th)
1896 NL  5.5 (7th)
1897 NL  4.3 (10th)
1898 NL  4.6 (9th)
1899 NL  5.8 (4th)
1900 NL  5.0 (5th)
1901 NL  7.2 (1st)
Career  64.1 (75th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1890 NL  .309 (9th)
1893 NL  .348 (6th)
1895 NL  .405 (1st)
1896 NL  .410 (1st)
1897 NL  .383 (3rd)
1898 NL  .341 (5th)
1899 NL  .396 (2nd)
1900 NL  .363 (3rd)
1901 NL  .376 (1st)
Career  .338 (18th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1893 NL  .459 (3rd)
1895 NL  .482 (3rd)
1896 NL  .461 (7th)
1897 NL  .468 (2nd)
1898 NL  .415 (8th)
1899 NL  .463 (3rd)
1900 NL  .429 (6th)
1901 NL  .440 (1st)
1902 AL  .390 (7th)
1904 AL  .363 (5th)
Career  .415 (25th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1890 NL  .461 (5th)
1893 NL  .491 (7th)
1895 NL  .519 (9th)
1896 NL  .541 (5th)
1899 NL  .500 (5th)
1900 NL  .474 (6th)
1901 NL  .509 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1890 NL  .827 (7th)
1893 NL  .951 (6th)
1895 NL  1.001 (6th)
1896 NL  1.002 (3rd)
1897 NL  .944 (5th)
1899 NL  .963 (3rd)
1900 NL  .904 (4th)
1901 NL  .949 (2nd)
Career  .861 (132nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1895 NL  132 (8th)
1896 NL  133 (1st)
1900 NL  141 (2nd)
1901 NL  142 (1st)
1902 AL  138 (2nd)
Career  2,067 (202nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1895 NL  555 (5th)
1896 NL  586 (1st)
1898 NL  624 (3rd)
1900 NL  559 (6th)
1901 NL  601 (1st)
1902 AL  553 (5th)
1905 AL  573 (9th)
Career  8,426 (104th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1893 NL  616 (9th)
1895 NL  644 (1st)
1896 NL  647 (1st)
1897 NL  610 (10th)
1898 NL  706 (2nd)
1900 NL  643 (3rd)
1901 NL  673 (1st)
1902 AL  636 (2nd)
1904 AL  661 (7th)
1905 AL  654 (6th)
Career  9,620 (105th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1892 NL  119 (6th)
1893 NL  145 (3rd)
1895 NL  153 (4th)
1896 NL  160 (1st)
1897 NL  129 (7th)
1898 NL  114 (9th)
1899 NL  116 (10th)
1901 NL  142 (1st)
1902 AL  97 (7th)
1905 AL  78 (6th)
Career  1,720 (25th)

Hits s c a p y
1893 NL  178 (10th)
1895 NL  225 (1st)
1896 NL  240 (1st)
1897 NL  198 (4th)
1898 NL  213 (2nd)
1899 NL  221 (2nd)
1900 NL  203 (2nd)
1901 NL  226 (1st)
1902 AL  169 (8th)
Career  2,850 (44th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1893 NL  251 (7th)
1895 NL  288 (3rd)
1896 NL  317 (1st)
1898 NL  249 (7th)
1899 NL  279 (6th)
1900 NL  265 (3rd)
1901 NL  306 (1st)
1902 AL  231 (9th)
Career  3,759 (118th)

Doubles s c a p y
1896 NL  27 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1890 NL  13 (7th)
1892 NL  14 (10th)
1896 NL  16 (8th)
1900 NL  15 (6th)
1901 NL  15 (7th)
1905 AL  13 (4th)
Career  182 (15th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1899 NL  7 (6th)
1900 NL  7 (6th)
1901 NL  10 (3rd)
1905 AL  4 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1893 NL  98 (5th)
1894 NL  84 (9th)
1895 NL  74 (6th)
1897 NL  76 (6th)
1898 NL  69 (8th)
1899 NL  67 (10th)
1900 NL  62 (7th)
1901 NL  59 (6th)
1902 AL  71 (4th)
1903 AL  52 (4th)
1904 AL  78 (2nd)
1905 AL  67 (3rd)
Career  1,029 (106th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1890 NL  52 (9th)
1892 NL  59 (10th)
1901 NL  70 (3rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
Career  389 (80th)

Singles s c a p y
1892 NL  132 (10th)
1895 NL  185 (1st)
1896 NL  191 (1st)
1897 NL  161 (2nd)
1898 NL  186 (2nd)
1899 NL  185 (2nd)
1900 NL  170 (2nd)
1901 NL  181 (1st)
1902 AL  126 (9th)
1903 AL  121 (8th)
1904 AL  129 (8th)
1905 AL  118 (10th)
Career  2,273 (14th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1890 NL  145 (4th)
1893 NL  147 (6th)
1895 NL  152 (8th)
1896 NL  157 (5th)
1897 NL  140 (8th)
1899 NL  161 (3rd)
1900 NL  151 (4th)
1901 NL  181 (1st)
1902 AL  125 (9th)
1904 AL  130 (10th)
Career  140 (74th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1893 NL  114 (5th)
1895 NL  137 (3rd)
1896 NL  144 (2nd)
1897 NL  114 (5th)
1898 NL  101 (4th)
1899 NL  129 (3rd)
1900 NL  113 (3rd)
1901 NL  132 (1st)
1902 AL  89 (8th)
1905 AL  66 (10th)
Career  1,565 (74th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1890 NL  21 (10th)
1893 NL  41 (4th)
1895 NL  48 (4th)
1896 NL  50 (4th)
1897 NL  36 (6th)
1898 NL  33 (7th)
1899 NL  51 (3rd)
1900 NL  40 (3rd)
1901 NL  62 (1st)
1902 AL  22 (6th)
1904 AL  23 (6th)
Career  494 (48th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1890 NL  2.2 (10th)
1893 NL  3.8 (4th)
1895 NL  4.3 (4th)
1896 NL  4.6 (4th)
1897 NL  3.4 (6th)
1898 NL  3.5 (7th)
1899 NL  5.0 (3rd)
1900 NL  3.9 (3rd)
1901 NL  6.4 (1st)
1902 AL  2.2 (6th)
1904 AL  2.7 (6th)
Career  48.9 (48th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1890 NL  40 (10th)
1896 NL  49 (7th)
1901 NL  45 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1893 NL  283 (1st)
1894 NL  272 (7th)
1895 NL  307 (1st)
1896 NL  296 (2nd)
1897 NL  281 (2nd)
1898 NL  291 (3rd)
1899 NL  290 (4th)
1900 NL  268 (4th)
1901 NL  295 (1st)
1902 AL  245 (1st)
1903 AL  206 (6th)
1904 AL  239 (4th)
1905 AL  218 (4th)
Career  3,954 (48th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1890 NL  .707 (7th)
1893 NL  .755 (6th)
1895 NL  .787 (5th)
1896 NL  .809 (2nd)
1897 NL  .760 (4th)
1899 NL  .815 (3rd)
1900 NL  .754 (3rd)
1901 NL  .827 (1st)
Career  .727 (46th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1901 NL  10 (5th)
Career  75 (184th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1900 NL  19 (5th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1899 NL  10.9 (9th)
1900 NL  11.5 (5th)
1901 NL  14.6 (2nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1899 NL  79.7 (9th)
1900 NL  79.9 (10th)
1901 NL  60.1 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1902 AL  391 (10th)
Career  5,666 (203rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1890 NL  7 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1895 NL  132 (2nd)
1896 NL  133 (1st)
1898 NL  150 (4th)
1900 NL  141 (1st)
1901 NL  142 (1st)
1902 AL  137 (2nd)
1905 AL  148 (4th)
Career  2,054 (46th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1900 NL  337 (1st)
1901 NL  307 (2nd)
1902 AL  300 (3rd)
Career  3,961 (76th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1904 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  270 (15th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1890 NL  28 (4th)
1892 NL  31 (5th)
1893 NL  46 (1st)
1895 NL  38 (2nd)
1896 NL  23 (4th)
1900 NL  25 (2nd)
1901 NL  27 (2nd)
1902 AL  26 (1st)
1903 AL  15 (4th)
1904 AL  18 (3rd)
1905 AL  22 (1st)
Career  383 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1892 NL  7 (3rd)
1900 NL  6 (3rd)
1902 AL  5 (4th)
Career  62 (14th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1900 NL  2.51 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1904 AL  born 1868-12-04 (10th)
1905 AL  born 1868-12-04 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 31 (57), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 174 (61), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 191 (50), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 56 (52), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (13th), 62.9 career WAR/37.2 7yr-peak WAR/50.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
190031St. Louis Cardinals$2,7504/5/1901 TSN
190132St. Louis Cardinals$3,2005/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24Also 4/27/01 TSN
190435St. Louis Browns$4,5002/20/03 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,450
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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