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Howdy Caton

James Howard Caton (Buster)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: July 16, 1894 in Zanesville, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1917 (Age 23.063)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1918 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1917-1920

Final Game: September 6, 1920 (Age 26.052)
Died: January 8, 1948 in Zanesville, OH
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, OH
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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
1917 22 PIT NL 14 63 57 6 12 1 2 0 4 0 6 7 .211 .286 .298 .584 77 17 0 0 6
1918 23 PIT NL 80 344 303 37 71 5 7 0 17 12 32 16 .234 .312 .297 .609 83 90 2 8 6
1919 24 PIT NL 39 120 102 13 18 1 2 0 5 2 12 10 .176 .263 .225 .489 45 23 0 6 65/8O
1920 25 PIT NL 98 395 352 29 83 11 5 0 27 4 9 33 19 .236 .305 .295 .600 71 104 2 7 6
4 Yrs 231 922 814 85 184 18 16 0 53 18 9 83 52 .226 .301 .287 .588 72 234 4 21
162 Game Avg. 162 647 571 60 129 13 11 0 37 13 58 36 .226 .301 .287 .588 72 164 3 15

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
1917 22 PIT NL 14 63 -1 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .488 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 6
1918 23 PIT NL 80 344 -5 -0 0 7 5 7 0.8 10 17 1.8 .510 .505 1.0 1.5 10 6
1919 24 PIT NL 39 120 -6 -0 0 -1 2 -6 -0.8 4 -2 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.2 0.1 -1 65/8O
1920 25 PIT NL 98 395 -12 -2 0 -3 6 -10 -1.2 12 2 0.1 .488 .493 0.5 0.3 5 6
4 Seasons 231 922 -25 -2 0 2 14 -10 -1.4 28 17 1.6 .495 .498 1.4 1.9 16

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 Awards
1917 PIT NL 22 SS 14 14 14 76 21 47 8 5 .895 4.86 .931 5.34
1918 PIT NL 23 SS 79 79 77 444 136 276 32 38 .928 5.22 .934 5.80
1919 PIT NL 24 SS 17 13 12 55 24 27 4 2 .927 3.00 .943 5.66
1919 PIT NL 24 3B 14 13 12 39 12 25 2 1 .949 2.64 .946 3.24
1919 PIT NL 24 CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.60
1919 PIT NL 24 OF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.30
1920 PIT NL 25 SS 96 96 94 524 191 296 37 40 .929 5.07 .941 5.73
4 Seasons SS 206 202 197 1099 372 646 81 85 .926 4.94 .938 5.72
1 Season 3B 14 13 12 39 12 25 2 1 .949 2.64 .946 3.24
1 Season CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.60
1 Season OF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.30
4 Seasons TOT 221 216 210 1140 386 671 83 86 .927 4.78 .938 5.55
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
1918 NL  1.5 (3rd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: James Buster Howard Howdy Caton

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