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Doc Bushong

Albert John Bushong

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 15, 1856 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Central HS (Philadelphia, PA)
School: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1875 (Age 18.307)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1880 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/RubyLegs/Blues/Bridegrooms/Athletics/... 1875-1890

Final Game: September 9, 1890 (Age 33.359)
Died: August 19, 1908 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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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
1875 18 BRA NA 1 5 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.000 1.600 474 5 0 /2
1876 19 ATH NL 5 21 21 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .048 .048 .048 .095 -68 1 /2
1880 23 WOR NL 41 147 146 13 25 3 0 0 19 1 16 .171 .177 .192 .369 21 28 2/5O
1881 24 WOR NL 76 296 275 35 64 7 4 0 21 21 23 .233 .287 .287 .574 76 79 *2
1882 25 WOR NL 69 258 253 20 40 4 1 1 15 5 17 .158 .174 .194 .368 17 49 *2
1883 26 CLV NL 63 222 215 15 37 5 0 0 9 7 19 .172 .198 .195 .394 20 42 2
1884 27 CLV NL 62 220 203 24 48 6 1 0 10 17 11 .236 .295 .276 .571 79 56 2/O
1885 28 STL AA 85 313 300 42 80 13 5 0 21 11 .267 .297 .343 .640 97 103 2 *2/5
1886 29 STL AA 107 417 386 56 86 8 0 1 31 12 31 .223 .281 .251 .532 65 97 0 *2/3
1887 30 STL AA 53 214 201 35 51 4 0 0 26 14 11 10 .254 .299 .274 .573 53 55 2 2/5O
1888 31 BRO AA 69 260 253 23 53 5 1 0 16 9 5 18 .209 .231 .237 .468 50 60 2 2
1889 32 BRO AA 25 93 84 15 13 1 0 0 8 2 9 7 .155 .237 .167 .403 18 14 0 2
1890 33 BRO NL 16 61 55 5 13 2 0 0 7 2 6 4 .236 .311 .273 .584 70 15 0 2/O
13 Yrs 672 2527 2397 287 514 58 13 2 184 39 0 124 125 .214 .255 .252 .507 56 604 0 6
162 Game Avg. 162 609 578 69 124 14 3 0 44 30 .214 .255 .252 .507 56 146
STL (3 yrs) 245 944 887 133 217 25 5 1 78 26 53 10 .245 .290 .287 .578 72 255 4
BRO (3 yrs) 110 414 392 43 79 8 1 0 31 13 20 29 .202 .244 .227 .471 46 89 2
WOR (3 yrs) 186 701 674 68 129 14 5 1 55 27 56 .191 .223 .231 .454 43 156
CLV (2 yrs) 125 442 418 39 85 11 1 0 19 24 30 .203 .247 .234 .481 49 98
BRA (1 yr) 1 5 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.000 1.600 474 5 0
ATH (1 yr) 5 21 21 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .048 .048 .048 .095 -68 1
NL (7 yrs) 332 1225 1168 116 228 27 6 1 82 2 57 90 .195 .233 .231 .464 45 270 0
AA (5 yrs) 339 1297 1224 171 283 31 6 1 102 37 67 35 .231 .274 .269 .543 64 329 6
NA (1 yr) 1 5 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.000 1.600 474 5 0

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
1875 18 BRA NA 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.1 0 2 0.2 .644 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /2
1876 19 ATH NL 5 21 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .405 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3 /2
1880 23 WOR NL 41 147 -12 0 0 5 2 -5 -0.5 5 0 0.0 .488 .497 -0.5 0.7 -5 2/5O
1881 24 WOR NL 76 296 -7 0 0 7 5 4 0.4 10 15 1.5 .506 .503 0.8 1.1 8 *2
1882 25 WOR NL 69 258 -23 0 0 4 4 -14 -1.4 9 -6 -0.5 .480 .491 -0.8 0.7 -10 *2
1883 26 CLV NL 63 222 -20 0 0 9 4 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .490 .496 -0.6 1.1 -8 2
1884 27 CLV NL 62 220 -3 0 0 -8 4 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.0 .490 .496 0.9 -0.5 9 2/O
1885 28 STL AA 85 313 -2 0 0 13 5 16 1.5 7 23 2.2 .517 .509 1.0 1.7 10 $2,800 *2/5
1886 29 STL AA 107 417 -17 -1 0 22 7 11 0.9 9 20 1.9 .509 .506 -0.1 2.5 -2 *2/3
1887 30 STL AA 53 214 -15 -1 0 5 3 -7 -0.5 5 -2 -0.0 .489 .497 -0.4 0.7 -8 2/5O
1888 31 BRO AA 69 260 -15 -1 0 2 4 -10 -0.9 6 -4 -0.4 .486 .494 -0.6 0.6 -6 2
1889 32 BRO AA 25 93 -8 -0 0 -1 2 -8 -0.7 2 -6 -0.5 .472 .496 -0.4 0.1 -5 $3,000 2
1890 33 BRO NL 16 61 -2 -0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .482 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 2/O
13 Seasons 672 2527 -125 -4 0 54 41 -34 -3.5 70 36 3.9 .495 .500 -0.8 8.5 -18 $5,800
STL (3 yrs) 245 944 -33 -2 0 40 15 20 1.9 20 40 4.1 .508 .505 0.5 4.9 0 $2,800
BRO (3 yrs) 110 414 -25 -2 0 -1 7 -22 -2.0 10 -12 -1.0 .482 .495 -0.9 0.5 -11 $3,000
WOR (3 yrs) 186 701 -42 0 0 16 12 -15 -1.6 24 9 1.0 .492 .497 -0.5 2.6 -7
CLV (2 yrs) 125 442 -22 0 0 1 7 -14 -1.4 15 1 0.1 .490 .496 0.2 0.6 0
BRA (1 yr) 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.1 0 2 0.2 .644 .501 0.2 0.0 2
ATH (1 yr) 5 21 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .405 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3

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
1885 28 STL AA WS CHC T 0 13 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308 2 0
1886 ❍ 29 STL AA WS CHC W 0 20 16 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 5 .188 .350 .250 .600 4 0
1887 30 STL AA WS DTN L 0 33 29 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 .241 .333 .241 .575 7 0
1889 32 BRO AA WS NYG L 0 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0
1890 33 BRO NL WS LOU T 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 0 81 72 8 12 1 0 0 3 0 9 7 .167 .259 .181 .440 13 0
5 WS 0 81 72 8 12 1 0 0 3 0 9 7 .167 .259 .181 .440 13 0

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
1875 BRA NA 18 C 1 5 4 0 1 1 .800 4.00 .824 5.70 0 0 0
1876 ATH NL 19 C 5 39 24 6 9 0 .769 6.00 .805 5.82 12 0 0
1880 WOR NL 23 C 40 367 261 76 30 6 .918 8.43 .894 6.88 30 0 0
1880 WOR NL 23 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.50
1880 WOR NL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1881 WOR NL 24 C 76 536 368 124 44 10 .918 6.47 .912 6.21 53 0 0
1882 WOR NL 25 C 69 456 308 101 47 8 .897 5.93 .909 6.75 56 0 0
1883 CLV NL 26 C 63 504 370 88 46 5 .909 7.27 .884 6.36 47 0 0
1884 CLV NL 27 C 62 511 355 98 58 11 .886 7.31 .895 7.37 95 0 0
1884 CLV NL 27 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .870 1.80 0-1-0
1885 STL AA 28 C 85 591 429 122 40 10 .932 6.48 .908 6.94 71 0 0
1885 STL AA 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
1886 STL AA 29 C 106 829 647 134 48 14 .942 7.37 .910 7.19 70 0 0
1886 STL AA 29 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 .968 10.30
1887 STL AA 30 C 52 317 201 93 23 3 .927 5.65 .893 6.26 41 0 0
1887 STL AA 30 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.35
1887 STL AA 30 OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .897 2.05 0-0-2
1888 BRO AA 31 C 69 494 347 105 42 8 .915 6.55 .914 7.13 47 0 0
1889 BRO AA 32 C 25 141 85 41 15 5 .894 5.04 .917 6.26 20 0 0
1890 BRO NL 33 C 15 104 82 13 9 1 .913 6.33 .926 6.10 11 38 12 24% 37%
1890 BRO NL 33 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-2-0
13 Seasons C 668 4894 3481 1001 412 82 .916 6.71 .903 6.77 553 38 12 24% 37%
4 Seasons OF 6 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .890 1.92 0-3-3
3 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.30
1 Season 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 .968 10.30
13 Seasons TOT 679 4904 3491 1001 412 82 .916 6.62 .903 6.71 0-3-3 553 38 12 24% 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
1881 NL  1.1 (5th)
1883 NL  1.1 (6th)
1885 AA  1.7 (2nd)
1886 AA  2.5 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1884 ML  18.5 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1881 NL  76 (2nd)
1882 NL  69 (2nd)
1883 NL  63 (4th)
1885 AA  85 (1st)
1886 AA  106 (1st)
1888 AA  69 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1881 NL  368 (2nd)
1882 NL  308 (4th)
1883 NL  370 (3rd)
1885 AA  429 (1st)
1886 AA  647 (1st)
1888 AA  347 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1880 NL  76 (5th)
1881 NL  124 (1st)
1882 NL  101 (2nd)
1883 NL  88 (5th)
1884 NL  98 (4th)
1885 AA  122 (1st)
1886 AA  134 (3rd)
Career  1,001 (46th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1881 NL  44 (1st)
1882 NL  47 (1st)
1883 NL  46 (5th)
1884 NL  58 (3rd)
1885 AA  40 (2nd)
1886 AA  48 (4th)
1888 AA  42 (2nd)
Career  412 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1880 NL  6 (2nd)
1881 NL  10 (1st)
1882 NL  8 (2nd)
1883 NL  5 (5th)
1884 NL  11 (1st)
1885 AA  10 (2nd)
1886 AA  14 (1st)
1888 AA  8 (5th)
Career  82 (87th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  53 (5th)
1882 NL  56 (3rd)
1884 NL  95 (1st)
1885 AA  71 (3rd)
1886 AA  70 (5th)
Career  553 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1880 NL  8.43 (1st)
1881 NL  6.47 (4th)
1883 NL  7.27 (2nd)
1884 NL  7.31 (3rd)
1885 AA  6.48 (4th)
1886 AA  7.37 (4th)
Career  6.71 (48th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1881 NL  .918 (4th)
1883 NL  .909 (3rd)
1885 AA  .932 (3rd)
1886 AA  .942 (1st)
1888 AA  .915 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1889 AA  born 1856-09-15 (6th)
1890 NL  born 1856-09-15 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1875 NA  born 1856-09-15 (4th)
1876 NL  born 1856-09-15 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1139), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (303rd), 3.9 career WAR/5.9 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
1885 28 St. Louis Browns $2,800 ? 12/8/85 SL; 1/21/85 SL says $2,850
1889 32 Brooklyn Bridegrooms $3,000 ? Preston Orem 407
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,800
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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