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Art Butler

Arthur Edward Butler
born Arthur Edward Bouthillier

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 19, 1887 in Fall River, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1911 (Age 23.116)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Rustlers 1911-1916

Final Game: October 1, 1916 (Age 28.287)
Died: October 7, 1984 in Fall River, MA
Buried: Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA
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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
1911 23 BSN NL 27 76 68 11 12 2 0 0 2 0 6 6 .176 .263 .206 .469 29 14 2 0 5/46
1912 24 PIT NL 43 173 154 19 42 4 2 1 17 2 15 13 .273 .337 .344 .681 87 53 0 4 4
1913 25 PIT NL 82 255 214 40 60 9 3 0 20 9 5 32 14 .280 .379 .350 .729 113 75 2 7 46/5O
1914 26 STL NL 86 330 274 29 55 12 3 1 24 14 39 23 .201 .311 .277 .589 77 76 5 11 6/8O
1915 27 STL NL 130 534 469 73 119 12 5 1 31 26 14 47 34 .254 .323 .307 .630 90 144 1 16 *6/4
1916 28 STL NL 86 121 110 9 23 5 0 0 7 3 7 12 .209 .256 .255 .511 58 28 0 2 O/849756
6 Yrs 454 1489 1289 181 311 44 13 3 101 54 19 146 102 .241 .323 .303 .626 85 390 10 40
162 Game Avg. 162 531 460 65 111 16 5 1 36 19 52 36 .241 .323 .303 .626 85 139 4 14
STL (3 yrs) 302 985 853 111 197 29 8 2 62 43 14 93 69 .231 .311 .291 .602 82 248 6 29
PIT (2 yrs) 125 428 368 59 102 13 5 1 37 11 5 47 27 .277 .362 .348 .710 102 128 2 11
BSN (1 yr) 27 76 68 11 12 2 0 0 2 0 6 6 .176 .263 .206 .469 29 14 2 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
1911 23 BSN NL 27 76 -6 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .475 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 5/46
1912 24 PIT NL 43 173 -2 -0 0 3 0 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 0.3 0.3 3 4
1913 25 PIT NL 82 255 6 1 0 -9 2 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .499 .499 1.7 -0.8 16 46/5O
1914 26 STL NL 86 330 -6 0 0 0 6 0 -0.1 10 10 1.0 .500 .500 1.0 0.6 10 6/8O
1915 27 STL NL 130 534 -4 2 0 -11 8 -5 -0.7 16 12 1.1 .495 .496 2.6 -0.4 23 *6/4
1916 28 STL NL 86 121 -5 -0 0 -2 -0 -7 -0.9 4 -4 -0.6 .489 .494 -0.3 -0.3 -2 O/849756
6 Seasons 454 1489 -17 3 0 -20 16 -19 -2.5 46 27 2.4 .495 .498 5.0 -0.6 47
STL (3 yrs) 302 985 -15 2 0 -13 14 -12 -1.7 30 18 1.5 .495 .497 3.3 -0.1 31
PIT (2 yrs) 125 428 3 1 0 -6 2 -0 -0.0 13 13 1.3 .500 .500 2.0 -0.5 19
BSN (1 yr) 27 76 -6 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .475 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3

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
1911 BSN NL 23 3B 14 43 14 26 3 1 .930 2.86 .936 3.14
1911 BSN NL 23 2B 4 13 5 5 3 0 .769 2.50 .952 5.20
1911 BSN NL 23 SS 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .925 5.10
1912 PIT NL 24 2B 43 177 71 99 7 12 .960 3.95 .955 5.33
1913 PIT NL 25 2B 28 148 62 74 12 9 .919 4.86 .955 5.27
1913 PIT NL 25 SS 26 147 64 70 13 5 .912 5.15 .937 5.33
1913 PIT NL 25 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .940 3.10
1913 PIT NL 25 OF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .960 2.20 0-0-2
1914 STL NL 26 SS 83 80 77 413 155 228 30 24 .927 4.61 .925 5.38
1914 STL NL 26 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1914 STL NL 26 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1915 STL NL 27 SS 125 124 122 631 232 346 53 43 .916 4.62 .931 5.44
1915 STL NL 27 2B 2 2 2 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 4.00 .955 5.05
1916 STL NL 28 OF 15 6 6 17 15 0 2 0 .882 1.00 .967 2.15
1916 STL NL 28 CF 9 4 4 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.33 .973 2.54
1916 STL NL 28 2B 8 3 2 19 8 10 1 3 .947 2.25 .951 5.12
1916 STL NL 28 RF 4 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.50 .963 1.75
1916 STL NL 28 LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.15
1916 STL NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1916 STL NL 28 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
5 Seasons SS 236 204 199 1193 451 645 97 72 .919 4.64 .930 5.41
5 Seasons 2B 85 5 4 365 149 193 23 24 .937 4.02 .955 5.28
3 Seasons OF 18 6 6 18 15 0 3 0 .833 0.83 .967 2.15 2-10-6
3 Seasons 3B 17 0 0 44 15 26 3 1 .932 2.41 .936 3.14
2 Seasons CF 10 4 4 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1.20 .973 2.53
1 Season (incomplete) RF 4 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.50 .963 1.75
1 Season LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.15
6 Seasons TOT 356 215 209 1620 630 864 126 97 .922 4.20 .936 5.10 2-10-6
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

Runs Scored s c a p y
1915 NL  73 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1915 NL  26 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1915 NL  53 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1915 NL  53 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1818), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2989), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (313th), 2.4 career WAR/2.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Arthur Art arturo Edward Butler

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