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Tom Carey

Thomas Joseph Carey
born J. J. Norton

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 145 lb.

Born: March, 1846 in Brooklyn, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1871 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1872 season [*]
Teams (by GP): DarkBlues/Canaries/Blues/Mutuals/Grays/... 1871-1879

Final Game: September 29, 1879 (Age 33)
Died: August 16, 1906 in San Francisco, CA
Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA
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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
1871 25 KEK NA 19 89 87 16 20 2 0 0 10 5 0 2 1 .230 .247 .253 .500 43 22 0 *4
1872 26 BAL NA 42 198 196 42 57 7 0 2 27 4 1 2 2 .291 .298 .357 .655 97 70 1 *4/65O3
1873 27 BAL NA 56 292 291 76 98 18 3 1 55 2 3 1 4 .337 .339 .430 .769 125 125 2 *4/56
1874 28 NYU NA 64 289 287 56 82 10 3 1 38 3 0 2 4 .286 .291 .352 .643 103 101 1 *64
1875 29 HAR NA 86 383 382 63 101 6 2 0 38 13 3 1 3 .264 .266 .291 .557 87 111 1 *6/4
1876 30 HAR NL 68 292 289 51 78 7 0 0 26 3 4 .270 .277 .294 .572 84 85 *6
1877 31 HAR NL 60 274 274 38 70 3 2 1 20 0 9 .255 .255 .292 .547 80 80 *6
1878 32 PRO NL 61 253 253 33 60 10 3 0 24 0 14 .237 .237 .300 .538 75 76 *6
1879 33 CLV NL 80 340 335 30 80 14 1 0 32 5 20 .239 .250 .287 .537 75 96 *6
9 Yrs 536 2410 2394 405 646 77 14 5 270 27 7 16 61 .270 .275 .320 .595 89 766 5
162 Game Avg. 162 728 724 122 195 23 4 2 82 5 18 .270 .275 .320 .595 89 232
HAR (2 yrs) 128 566 563 89 148 10 2 1 46 3 13 .263 .267 .293 .560 82 165
BAL (2 yrs) 98 490 487 118 155 25 3 3 82 6 4 3 6 .318 .322 .400 .723 114 195 3
PRO (1 yr) 61 253 253 33 60 10 3 0 24 0 14 .237 .237 .300 .538 75 76
KEK (1 yr) 19 89 87 16 20 2 0 0 10 5 0 2 1 .230 .247 .253 .500 43 22 0
CLV (1 yr) 80 340 335 30 80 14 1 0 32 5 20 .239 .250 .287 .537 75 96
NYU (1 yr) 64 289 287 56 82 10 3 1 38 3 0 2 4 .286 .291 .352 .643 103 101 1
HAR (1 yr) 86 383 382 63 101 6 2 0 38 13 3 1 3 .264 .266 .291 .557 87 111 1
NA (5 yrs) 267 1251 1243 253 358 43 8 4 168 27 7 8 14 .288 .293 .345 .638 98 429 5
NL (4 yrs) 269 1159 1151 152 288 34 6 1 102 8 47 .250 .255 .293 .548 79 337

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
1871 25 KEK NA 19 89 -8 1 0 -1 0 -8 -0.4 3 -4 -0.2 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.0 -3 *4
1872 26 BAL NA 42 198 -2 1 0 -6 1 -6 -0.4 7 1 0.2 .491 .498 0.6 -0.3 7 *4/65O3
1873 27 BAL NA 56 292 10 -1 0 1 1 11 0.7 9 20 1.6 .513 .504 1.5 0.1 20 $1,200 *4/56
1874 28 NYU NA 64 289 1 1 0 -4 4 2 0.1 10 12 1.0 .502 .501 1.4 -0.1 15 *64
1875 29 HAR NA 86 383 -5 2 0 2 6 4 0.3 13 17 1.6 .504 .502 1.5 0.6 15 *6/4
1876 30 HAR NL 68 292 -6 0 0 9 5 8 0.6 10 18 1.6 .511 .504 0.9 1.2 9 *6
1877 31 HAR NL 60 274 -3 0 0 3 4 4 0.3 9 12 1.2 .505 .502 0.9 0.6 10 *6
1878 32 PRO NL 61 253 -6 0 0 1 4 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.7 0.5 7 *6
1879 33 CLV NL 80 340 -8 0 0 -3 5 -6 -0.6 12 6 0.6 .493 .497 1.0 0.2 9 *6
9 Seasons 536 2410 -27 3 0 2 30 8 0.4 81 90 8.5 .501 .501 8.4 2.8 88 $1,200
HAR (2 yrs) 128 566 -9 0 0 12 8 12 0.9 19 30 2.8 .508 .503 1.9 1.8 18
BAL (2 yrs) 98 490 8 -1 0 -5 2 5 0.3 16 21 1.8 .504 .502 2.1 -0.2 26 $1,200
PRO (1 yr) 61 253 -6 0 0 1 4 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.7 0.5 7
KEK (1 yr) 19 89 -8 1 0 -1 0 -8 -0.4 3 -4 -0.2 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.0 -3
CLV (1 yr) 80 340 -8 0 0 -3 5 -6 -0.6 12 6 0.6 .493 .497 1.0 0.2 9
NYU (1 yr) 64 289 1 1 0 -4 4 2 0.1 10 12 1.0 .502 .501 1.4 -0.1 15
HAR (1 yr) 86 383 -5 2 0 2 6 4 0.3 13 17 1.6 .504 .502 1.5 0.6 15

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
1871 KEK NA 25 2B 19 126 58 50 18 5 .857 5.68 .824 5.76
1872 BAL NA 26 2B 29 151 79 44 28 3 .815 4.24 .826 5.51
1872 BAL NA 26 SS 9 42 11 19 12 1 .714 3.33 .774 4.80
1872 BAL NA 26 3B 3 10 4 2 4 0 .600 2.00 .758 4.47
1872 BAL NA 26 OF 3 7 4 0 3 0 .571 1.33 .820 1.93 0-0-3
1872 BAL NA 26 1B 1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 5.00 .930 10.40
1873 BAL NA 27 2B 54 320 135 136 49 21 .847 5.02 .831 5.81
1873 BAL NA 27 3B 4 10 1 5 4 0 .600 1.50 .739 4.60
1873 BAL NA 27 SS 3 13 0 11 2 0 .846 3.67 .779 5.07
1874 NYU NA 28 SS 51 223 40 133 50 5 .776 3.39 .786 4.69
1874 NYU NA 28 2B 13 82 30 34 18 2 .780 4.92 .805 5.51
1875 HAR NA 29 SS 86 390 89 240 61 17 .844 3.83 .816 4.63
1875 HAR NA 29 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.90
1876 HAR NL 30 SS 68 331 74 218 39 9 .882 4.29 .866 4.56
1877 HAR NL 31 SS 60 305 49 203 53 11 .826 4.20 .865 4.58
1878 PRO NL 32 SS 61 301 56 207 38 8 .874 4.31 .877 4.29
1879 CLV NL 33 SS 80 396 79 263 54 13 .864 4.28 .872 4.56
8 Seasons SS 418 2001 398 1294 309 64 .846 4.05 .848 4.56
5 Seasons 2B 116 679 302 264 113 31 .834 4.88 .825 5.69
2 Seasons 3B 7 20 5 7 8 0 .600 1.71 .748 4.54
1 Season OF 3 7 4 0 3 0 .571 1.33 .820 1.93 0-0-3
1 Season 1B 1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 5.00 .930 10.40
9 Seasons TOT 545 2713 714 1565 434 95 .840 4.18 .841 4.80 0-0-3
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1876 NL  1.2 (7th)
1877 NL  0.6 (10th)
1878 NL  0.5 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1873 NA  56 (10th)
1875 NA  86 (1st)
1876 NL  68 (9th)
1877 NL  60 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1873 NA  291 (7th)
1875 NA  382 (6th)
1877 NL  274 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1873 NA  292 (9th)
1875 NA  383 (6th)
1877 NL  274 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1873 NA  76 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1873 NA  98 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1873 NA  125 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1873 NA  18 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (3rd)
1877 NL  1 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1873 NA  55 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1873 NA  76 (7th)
1875 NA  93 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1873 NA  41 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1873 NA  22 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1873 NA  99 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1872 NA  2.7 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1872 NA  98.0 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1873 NA  198 (9th)
1875 NA  285 (1st)
1877 NL  204 (3rd)
1878 NL  193 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1876 NL  218 (4th)
1877 NL  203 (4th)
1878 NL  207 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1877 NL  53 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (4th)
1872 NA  29 (5th)
1873 NA  54 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  58 (4th)
1872 NA  79 (5th)
1873 NA  135 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  50 (5th)
1873 NA  136 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1872 NA  28 (5th)
1873 NA  49 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1873 NA  21 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1874 NA  51 (3rd)
1875 NA  86 (1st)
1876 NL  68 (1st)
1877 NL  60 (1st)
1878 NL  61 (1st)
1879 NL  80 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1874 NA  40 (5th)
1875 NA  89 (3rd)
1876 NL  74 (5th)
1877 NL  49 (5th)
1878 NL  56 (4th)
1879 NL  79 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1874 NA  133 (3rd)
1875 NA  240 (4th)
1876 NL  218 (3rd)
1877 NL  203 (2nd)
1878 NL  207 (2nd)
1879 NL  263 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1874 NA  50 (2nd)
1875 NA  61 (3rd)
1877 NL  53 (1st)
1878 NL  38 (2nd)
1879 NL  54 (2nd)
Career  309 (65th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1875 NA  17 (4th)
1877 NL  11 (3rd)
1878 NL  8 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  .857 (3rd)
1872 NA  .815 (5th)
1873 NA  .847 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1877 NL  4.20 (5th)
1878 NL  4.31 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1874 NA  .776 (3rd)
1875 NA  .844 (4th)
1876 NL  .882 (4th)
1877 NL  .826 (4th)
1878 NL  .874 (4th)
1879 NL  .864 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1846-03-32 (5th)
1879 NL  born 1846-03-32 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 27 (878), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2608), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (197th), 8.5 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1873 27 Baltimore Canaries $1,200 ? Preston Orem 161
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,200
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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Name and misspellings: Thomas Joseph tim Tom tommy Carey

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