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Boileryard Clarke

William Jones Clarke

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 18, 1868 in New York, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1893 (Age 24.195, 1,714th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1893 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/Beaneaters/Giants 1893-1905

Last Game: October 7, 1905 (Age 36.354)
Died: July 29, 1959 in Princeton, NJ
Buried: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1893 BLN NL 24 C 38 198 135 45 18 3 .909 4.74 .936 4.78 17 74 39 35% 37%
1893 BLN NL 24 1B 11 102 97 3 2 5 .980 9.09 .978 10.58
1894 BLN NL 25 C 23 113 80 22 11 1 .903 4.43 .924 4.63 5 38 24 39% 37%
1894 BLN NL 25 1B 5 41 40 0 1 5 .976 8.00 .976 9.88
1895 BLN NL 26 C 60 259 176 67 16 8 .938 4.05 .938 4.65 9 69 69 50% 37%
1895 BLN NL 26 1B 6 46 43 2 1 5 .978 7.50 .978 10.13
1896 BLN NL 27 C 67 270 203 53 14 5 .948 3.82 .943 4.59 14 102 58 36% 37%
1896 BLN NL 27 1B 14 123 116 2 5 11 .959 8.43 .980 10.48
1897 BLN NL 28 C 59 244 191 38 15 2 .939 3.88 .948 4.74 8 84 32 28% 37%
1897 BLN NL 28 1B 4 37 35 2 0 4 1.000 9.25 .980 10.25
1898 BLN NL 29 C 70 372 289 69 14 6 .962 5.11 .953 4.82 19 67 58 46% 44%
1898 BLN NL 29 1B 10 92 87 2 3 4 .967 8.90 .977 10.33
1899 BSN NL 30 C 60 300 213 69 18 4 .940 4.70 .952 4.60 8 74 62 46% 44%
1900 BSN NL 31 C 67 377 246 104 27 8 .928 5.22 .949 4.98 22 101 88 47% 45%
1900 BSN NL 31 1B 8 64 60 4 0 1 1.000 8.00 .979 10.55
1901 WSH AL 32 C 107 504 358 122 24 11 .952 4.49 .950 4.97 10 131 108 45% 44%
1901 WSH AL 32 1B 3 25 24 0 1 1 .960 8.00 .974 10.77
1902 WSH AL 33 C 87 396 288 97 11 8 .972 4.43 .957 4.90 8 103 82 44% 44%
1903 WSH AL 34 1B 88 953 891 44 18 44 .981 10.63 .981 10.79
1903 WSH AL 34 C 37 208 148 46 14 1 .933 5.24 .971 6.07 2 53 35 40% 44%
1904 WSH AL 35 C 52 308 229 72 7 9 .977 5.79 .969 6.15 6 67 49 42% 44%
1904 WSH AL 35 1B 29 308 288 14 6 15 .981 10.41 .982 11.03
1905 NYG NL 36 1B 15 113 106 4 3 4 .973 7.33 .981 10.76
1905 NYG NL 36 C 12 34 31 2 1 0 .971 2.75 .963 6.20 0 3 2 40% 45%
13 Seasons C 739 3583 2587 806 190 66 .947 4.59 .951 4.98 128 966 706 42% 42%
11 Seasons 1B 193 1904 1787 77 40 99 .979 9.66 .980 10.70
13 Seasons TOT 932 5487 4374 883 230 165 .958 5.64 .961 6.16 128 966 706 42% 42%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1893 BLN NL 24 49 49 0 38 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1894 BLN NL 25 28 28 0 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895 BLN NL 26 67 67 0 60 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1896 BLN NL 27 80 80 0 67 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897 BLN NL 28 64 64 0 59 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1898 BLN NL 29 82 82 0 70 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 BSN NL 30 60 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1900 BSN NL 31 81 81 0 67 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 WSH AL 32 110 110 0 107 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902 WSH AL 33 87 87 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903 WSH AL 34 126 126 0 37 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1904 WSH AL 35 85 85 0 52 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 NYG NL 36 31 31 0 12 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 950 950 0 739 193 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1901 AL  107 (2nd)
1902 AL  87 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1901 AL  358 (3rd)
1902 AL  288 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1900 NL  104 (5th)
1901 AL  122 (2nd)
1902 AL  97 (5th)
Career  806 (75th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1900 NL  27 (2nd)
1901 AL  24 (3rd)
1903 AL  14 (5th)
Career  190 (46th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1900 NL  8 (5th)
1901 AL  11 (2nd)
1902 AL  8 (2nd)
1904 AL  9 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1898 NL  19 (5th)
1900 NL  22 (5th)
Career  128 (91st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1900 NL  101 (5th)
1901 AL  131 (2nd)
1902 AL  103 (3rd)
Career  966 (40th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1901 AL  108 (2nd)
1902 AL  82 (2nd)
Career  706 (31st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1895 NL  50.0 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1898 NL  5.11 (4th)
1899 NL  4.70 (5th)
1900 NL  5.22 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1896 NL  .948 (5th)
1901 AL  .952 (3rd)
1902 AL  .972 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1903 AL  born 1868-10-18 (10th)
1904 AL  born 1868-10-18 (9th)
1905 NL  born 1868-10-18 (5th)

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