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Cupid Childs

Clarence Lemuel Childs

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 8, 1867 in Calvert County, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1888 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Spiders/Orphans/Stars/Perfectos/Quakers 1888-1901

Final Game: July 8, 1901 (Age 33)
Died: November 8, 1912 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #213. Jack Clark… #214. Andruw Jones… #215. Babe Herman… #216. CUPID CHILDS… #217. Bobby Veach… #218. Norm Cash… #219. Jose Cruz… 

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
1888 20 PHI NL 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 /4
1890 22 SYR AA 126 571 493 109 170 33 14 2 89 56 72 .345 .434 .481 .915 180 237 6 *4/6
1891 23 CLV NL 141 655 551 120 155 21 12 2 83 39 97 32 .281 .395 .374 .769 122 206 7 *4
1892 24 CLV NL 145 684 558 136 177 14 11 3 53 26 117 20 .317 .443 .398 .841 150 222 9 *4
1893 25 CLV NL 124 609 485 145 158 19 10 3 65 23 120 12 .326 .463 .425 .888 132 206 4 *4
1894 26 CLV NL 118 595 479 143 169 21 12 2 52 17 107 11 .353 .475 .459 .935 123 220 5 4 *4
1895 27 CLV NL 120 554 466 96 134 15 4 4 90 20 74 24 .288 .392 .363 .755 91 169 6 8 *4
1896 28 CLV NL 132 615 498 106 177 24 9 1 106 25 100 18 .355 .467 .446 .913 135 222 4 13 *4
1897 29 CLV NL 114 537 444 105 150 15 9 1 61 25 74 19 .338 .435 .419 .854 117 186 2 17 *4
1898 30 CLV NL 110 500 413 90 119 9 4 1 31 9 69 29 .288 .395 .337 .732 113 139 4 14 *4
1899 31 STL NL 125 553 464 73 123 11 11 1 48 11 74 19 .265 .369 .343 .711 94 159 2 13 *4
1900 32 CHC NL 137 615 531 67 128 14 5 0 44 15 57 23 .241 .323 .286 .609 71 152 7 20 *4
1901 33 CHC NL 63 274 236 24 61 9 0 0 21 3 30 21 .258 .359 .297 .656 93 70 7 1 4
13 Yrs 1457 6766 5622 1214 1721 205 101 20 743 269 991 228 .306 .416 .389 .805 119 2188 63 90
162 Game Avg. 162 752 625 135 191 23 11 2 83 30 110 .306 .416 .389 .805 119 243 7
CLV (8 yrs) 1004 4749 3894 941 1239 138 71 17 541 184 758 165 .318 .434 .403 .837 124 1570 41 56
CHC (2 yrs) 200 889 767 91 189 23 5 0 65 18 87 44 .246 .334 .289 .624 78 222 14 21
PHI (1 yr) 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
STL (1 yr) 125 553 464 73 123 11 11 1 48 11 74 19 .265 .369 .343 .711 94 159 2 13
SYR (1 yr) 126 571 493 109 170 33 14 2 89 56 72 .345 .434 .481 .915 180 237 6
NL (12 yrs) 1331 6195 5129 1105 1551 172 87 18 654 213 919 228 .302 .414 .380 .794 114 1951 57 90
AA (1 yr) 126 571 493 109 170 33 14 2 89 56 72 .345 .434 .481 .915 180 237 6

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
1888 20 PHI NL 2 4 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .456 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /4
1890 22 SYR AA 126 571 55 3 0 0 2 60 4.9 13 73 6.3 .540 .531 6.4 0.1 73 *4/6
1891 23 CLV NL 141 655 23 -1 0 -8 3 17 1.2 21 38 3.4 .511 .509 4.3 -0.6 46 *4
1892 24 CLV NL 145 684 46 -3 0 8 3 54 4.8 22 75 7.1 .534 .530 6.4 1.0 67 *4
1893 25 CLV NL 124 609 37 -3 0 0 2 37 2.8 19 56 4.7 .523 .518 4.7 0.2 56 *4
1894 26 CLV NL 118 595 36 -3 0 1 2 37 2.5 19 55 4.4 .522 .516 4.3 0.2 54 *4
1895 27 CLV NL 120 554 -3 -2 0 7 2 4 0.3 18 23 2.2 .503 .502 1.6 0.7 16 *4
1896 28 CLV NL 132 615 39 -3 0 14 3 52 4.2 20 72 6.2 .532 .526 5.1 1.4 58 *4
1897 29 CLV NL 114 537 18 -2 0 6 2 24 1.9 17 41 3.7 .517 .512 3.2 0.6 35 *4
1898 30 CLV NL 110 500 13 -1 0 3 1 17 1.5 16 33 3.2 .514 .510 3.0 0.4 30 *4
1899 31 STL NL 125 553 -0 -1 0 -8 1 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.1 .494 .496 1.9 -0.6 18 *4
1900 32 CHC NL 137 615 -16 -1 0 6 1 -10 -1.0 20 10 1.1 .493 .494 0.6 0.7 4 *4
1901 33 CHC NL 63 274 1 -0 0 -1 0 0 -0.0 9 9 1.0 .500 .500 1.1 -0.1 10 4
13 Seasons 1457 6766 248 -17 0 28 23 282 22.3 214 496 44.3 .516 .513 42.6 4.0 468
CLV (8 yrs) 1004 4749 209 -18 0 31 18 241 19.3 153 393 34.8 .520 .516 32.7 3.9 363
CHC (2 yrs) 200 889 -15 -1 0 5 2 -10 -1.0 29 19 2.0 .495 .496 1.7 0.6 14
PHI (1 yr) 2 4 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .456 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
STL (1 yr) 125 553 -0 -1 0 -8 1 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.1 .494 .496 1.9 -0.6 18
SYR (1 yr) 126 571 55 3 0 0 2 60 4.9 13 73 6.3 .540 .531 6.4 0.1 73

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 24 CLV NL CS BSN L 0 27 22 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 .409 .519 .591 1.109 13 0
1 CS 0 27 22 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 .409 .519 .591 1.109 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 Awards
1888 PHI NL 20 2B 2 7 2 4 1 1 .857 3.00 .920 5.65
1890 SYR AA 22 2B 125 796 372 367 57 59 .928 5.91 .925 5.46
1890 SYR AA 22 SS 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .885 4.90
1891 CLV NL 23 2B 141 908 371 455 82 54 .910 5.86 .929 5.91
1892 CLV NL 24 2B 145 851 357 441 53 51 .938 5.50 .928 5.63
1893 CLV NL 25 2B 123 834 348 424 62 56 .926 6.28 .933 5.94
1894 CLV NL 26 2B 118 750 313 374 63 51 .916 5.82 .928 5.79
1895 CLV NL 27 2B 120 798 340 395 63 42 .921 6.13 .933 5.70
1896 CLV NL 28 2B 132 915 375 487 53 73 .942 6.53 .940 5.53
1897 CLV NL 29 2B 114 745 319 384 42 42 .944 6.17 .936 5.61
1898 CLV NL 30 2B 110 691 273 370 48 37 .931 5.85 .943 5.62
1899 STL NL 31 2B 125 726 323 355 48 45 .934 5.42 .941 5.55
1900 CHC NL 32 2B 137 806 323 431 52 57 .935 5.50 .938 5.27
1901 CHC NL 33 2B 63 363 149 192 22 34 .939 5.41 .941 5.14
13 Seasons 2B 1455 9190 3865 4679 646 602 .930 5.87 .934 5.61
1 Season SS 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .885 4.90
13 Seasons TOT 1456 9196 3868 4681 647 602 .930 5.87 .934 5.61
Note: Complete player games played data.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1890 AA  6.4 (5th)
1892 NL  7.1 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1890 AA  6.4 (1st)
1892 NL  7.1 (2nd)
1893 NL  4.7 (6th)
1896 NL  6.2 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1890 AA  6.4 (1st)
1891 NL  4.3 (6th)
1892 NL  6.4 (3rd)
1893 NL  4.7 (6th)
1896 NL  5.1 (9th)
Career  42.6 (249th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1896 NL  1.4 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1890 AA  .345 (5th)
1892 NL  .317 (3rd)
1896 NL  .355 (10th)
Career  .306 (143rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1890 AA  .434 (4th)
1891 NL  .395 (3rd)
1892 NL  .443 (1st)
1893 NL  .463 (2nd)
1894 NL  .475 (5th)
1896 NL  .467 (6th)
1897 NL  .435 (10th)
Career  .416 (23rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1890 AA  .481 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1890 AA  .915 (2nd)
1892 NL  .841 (6th)
1893 NL  .888 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1891 NL  141 (1st)
1896 NL  132 (8th)
1900 NL  137 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1891 NL  551 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1891 NL  655 (3rd)
1892 NL  684 (10th)
1896 NL  615 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1890 AA  109 (10th)
1891 NL  120 (3rd)
1892 NL  136 (1st)
1893 NL  145 (3rd)
Career  1,214 (169th)

Hits s c a p y
1890 AA  170 (4th)
1892 NL  177 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1890 AA  237 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1890 AA  33 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1890 AA  14 (5th)
1891 NL  12 (10th)
Career  101 (158th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1890 AA  89 (3rd)
1891 NL  83 (10th)
1896 NL  106 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1890 AA  72 (8th)
1891 NL  97 (2nd)
1892 NL  117 (2nd)
1893 NL  120 (2nd)
1894 NL  107 (2nd)
1895 NL  74 (6th)
1896 NL  100 (3rd)
1897 NL  74 (7th)
1898 NL  69 (8th)
1899 NL  74 (4th)
1900 NL  57 (9th)
Career  991 (119th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
Career  269 (197th)

Singles s c a p y
1890 AA  121 (10th)
1891 NL  120 (8th)
1892 NL  149 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1890 AA  180 (2nd)
1892 NL  150 (8th)
1893 NL  132 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1890 AA  102 (3rd)
1891 NL  80 (9th)
1892 NL  97 (3rd)
1893 NL  95 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1890 AA  51 (1st)
1891 NL  21 (7th)
1892 NL  44 (3rd)
1893 NL  32 (7th)
1896 NL  34 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1890 AA  5.3 (1st)
1891 NL  2.2 (7th)
1892 NL  4.7 (3rd)
1893 NL  3.0 (7th)
1896 NL  3.2 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1890 AA  49 (1st)

Times On Base s c a p y
1890 AA  248 (3rd)
1891 NL  259 (2nd)
1892 NL  303 (1st)
1893 NL  282 (2nd)
1894 NL  281 (4th)
1896 NL  281 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1890 AA  .803 (2nd)
1892 NL  .751 (4th)
1893 NL  .695 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1892 NL  9 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1897 NL  17 (7th)
1900 NL  20 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1892 NL  27.9 (8th)
Career  22.5 (79th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1900 NL  423 (3rd)

Assistss c a p y
1896 NL  487 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1891 NL  82 (3rd)
Career  647 (39th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  125 (4th)
1891 NL  141 (1st)
1892 NL  145 (3rd)
1895 NL  120 (5th)
1896 NL  132 (1st)
1897 NL  114 (5th)
1900 NL  137 (1st)
Career  1,455 (39th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  372 (2nd)
1891 NL  371 (3rd)
1892 NL  357 (4th)
1893 NL  348 (5th)
1895 NL  340 (3rd)
1896 NL  375 (1st)
1897 NL  319 (2nd)
1900 NL  323 (1st)
Career  3,865 (22nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  367 (3rd)
1891 NL  455 (3rd)
1892 NL  441 (4th)
1893 NL  424 (4th)
1895 NL  395 (3rd)
1896 NL  487 (1st)
1897 NL  384 (5th)
1900 NL  431 (1st)
Career  4,679 (31st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  57 (2nd)
1891 NL  82 (1st)
1892 NL  53 (4th)
1893 NL  62 (2nd)
1894 NL  63 (3rd)
1895 NL  63 (1st)
1896 NL  53 (1st)
1897 NL  42 (3rd)
1898 NL  48 (2nd)
1899 NL  48 (4th)
1900 NL  52 (1st)
Career  646 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  59 (2nd)
1891 NL  54 (5th)
1896 NL  73 (1st)
1897 NL  42 (5th)
1900 NL  57 (2nd)
1901 NL  34 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  5.91 (3rd)
1893 NL  6.28 (3rd)
1895 NL  6.13 (2nd)
1896 NL  6.53 (1st)
1897 NL  6.17 (3rd)
1898 NL  5.85 (2nd)
1900 NL  5.50 (3rd)
Career  5.87 (18th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1890 AA  .928 (4th)
1892 NL  .938 (4th)
1896 NL  .942 (4th)
1897 NL  .944 (4th)
1900 NL  .935 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1888 NL  born 1867-08-08 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 6 (353), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 75 (330), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 56 (356), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 43 (132), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (27th), 44.3 career WAR/35.8 7yr-peak WAR/40.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Clarence Cupid Lemuel Childs

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