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John Coleman

John Francis Coleman

Positions: Rightfielder, Pitcher and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 6, 1863 in Saratoga Springs, NY
School: Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1883 (Age 20.056)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1883 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/PittsburghAlleghenys/Quakers 1883-1890

Final Game: July 18, 1890 (Age 27.134)
Died: May 31, 1922 in Detroit, MI
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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
1883 20 PHI NL 90 369 354 33 83 12 8 0 32 15 39 .234 .266 .314 .579 82 111 1O/4
1884 21 TOT MLB 71 291 278 32 64 9 5 2 22 13 .230 .265 .320 .585 87 89 0 O1/3
1884 21 PHI NL 43 179 171 16 42 7 2 0 22 8 20 .246 .279 .310 .589 90 53 O1/3
1884 21 PHA AA 28 112 107 16 22 2 3 2 5 .206 .241 .336 .578 82 36 0 O/13
1885 22 PHA AA 96 426 398 71 119 15 11 3 70 25 .299 .345 .415 .760 133 165 3 *O/1
1886 23 TOT AA 132 572 535 70 136 20 17 0 74 29 35 .254 .302 .355 .658 108 190 2 *O/314
1886 23 PHA AA 121 527 492 67 121 18 16 0 65 28 33 .246 .296 .348 .644 103 171 2 *O/314
1886 23 PIT AA 11 45 43 3 15 2 1 0 9 1 2 .349 .378 .442 .820 162 19 0 O
1887 24 PIT NL 115 507 475 75 139 21 11 2 54 25 31 40 .293 .337 .396 .733 109 188 1 *O/3
1888 25 PIT NL 116 471 438 49 101 11 4 0 26 15 29 52 .231 .285 .274 .558 85 120 4 *O3
1889 26 PHA AA 6 20 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 .053 .100 .053 .153 -55 1 0 /1O
1890 27 PIT NL 3 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .182 .357 .182 .539 66 2 0 /O1
8 Yrs 629 2670 2508 332 645 88 56 7 279 71 152 154 .257 .302 .345 .648 101 866 10
162 Game Avg. 162 688 646 86 166 23 14 2 72 39 .257 .302 .345 .648 101 223
PHA (4 yrs) 251 1085 1016 155 263 35 30 5 136 29 64 3 .259 .306 .367 .673 110 373 5
PIT (4 yrs) 245 1037 967 128 257 34 16 2 89 42 65 92 .266 .315 .340 .656 101 329 5
PHI (2 yrs) 133 548 525 49 125 19 10 0 54 23 59 .238 .270 .312 .582 85 164
AA (4 yrs) 262 1130 1059 158 278 37 31 5 145 30 66 3 .263 .309 .370 .679 112 392 5
NL (5 yrs) 367 1540 1449 174 367 51 25 2 134 41 86 151 .253 .297 .327 .625 93 474 5

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
1883 20 PHI NL 90 369 -6 0 0 1 14 10 0.7 0 10 0.7 .509 .505 0.8 -0.1 8 1O/4
1884 21 PHI NL 43 179 -1 0 0 0 -2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .495 .499 0.4 -0.2 4 O1/3
1884 21 PHA AA 28 112 -3 0 0 -5 -1 -9 -0.9 2 -7 -0.6 .470 .495 -0.1 -0.6 -2 O/13
1885 22 PHA AA 96 426 15 0 0 -4 -6 5 0.4 9 14 1.4 .505 .503 1.8 -0.8 18 *O/1
1886 23 PHA AA 121 527 0 1 0 -1 -7 -7 -0.6 11 4 0.6 .495 .496 0.6 -0.7 5 *O/314
1886 23 PIT AA 11 45 3 -0 0 -2 -1 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 O
1887 24 PIT NL 115 507 7 -2 0 0 -7 -2 -0.4 17 15 1.3 .498 .499 1.5 -0.8 15 $1,500 *O/3
1888 25 PIT NL 116 471 -5 -2 0 -1 -6 -14 -1.6 16 2 0.2 .488 .491 0.4 -0.7 3 *O3
1889 26 PHA AA 6 20 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .464 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /1O
1890 27 PIT NL 3 14 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O1
8 Seasons 629 2670 6 -4 0 -12 -13 -23 -2.9 63 40 3.8 .496 .498 5.4 -4.2 53 $1,500
PHA (4 yrs) 251 1085 8 1 0 -10 -12 -14 -1.3 22 8 1.1 .495 .499 2.0 -2.2 19
PIT (4 yrs) 245 1037 5 -5 0 -3 -13 -16 -2.0 35 19 1.6 .493 .495 2.2 -1.7 22 $1,500
PHI (2 yrs) 133 548 -6 0 0 1 13 7 0.4 6 13 1.0 .505 .503 1.2 -0.3 12

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1883 20 PHI NL 12 48 .200 4.87 65 61 4 59 3 0 538.1 772 510 291 17 48 159 0 9 2546 63 3.34 1.523 12.9 0.3 0.8 2.7 3.31
1884 21 TOT MLB 5 17 .227 4.72 24 21 3 16 1 0 175.1 244 161 92 9 24 42 4 0 8 822 63 3.94 1.529 12.5 0.5 1.2 2.2 1.75
1884 21 PHI NL 5 15 .250 4.90 21 19 2 14 1 0 154.1 216 147 84 9 22 37 0 8 724 60 3.98 1.542 12.6 0.5 1.3 2.2 1.68
1884 21 PHA AA 0 2 .000 3.43 3 2 1 2 0 0 21.0 28 14 8 0 2 5 4 0 0 98 100 3.65 1.429 12.0 0.0 0.9 2.1 2.50
1885 22 PHA AA 2 2 .500 3.43 8 3 4 3 0 0 60.1 82 46 23 0 5 12 0 0 6 229 101 2.73 1.442 12.2 0.0 0.7 1.8 2.40
1886 23 PHA AA 1 1 .500 2.61 3 1 2 1 0 0 20.2 18 9 6 1 5 2 1 0 3 86 135 4.41 1.113 7.8 0.4 2.2 0.9 0.40
1889 26 PHA AA 3 2 .600 2.91 5 5 0 4 0 0 34.0 38 23 11 2 14 6 1 0 0 154 131 4.74 1.529 10.1 0.5 3.7 1.6 0.43
1890 27 PIT NL 0 2 .000 9.64 2 2 0 1 0 0 14.0 28 23 15 1 6 3 0 0 1 76 35 4.70 2.429 18.0 0.6 3.9 1.9 0.50
6 Yrs 23 72 .242 4.68 107 93 13 84 4 0 842.2 1182 772 438 30 102 224 6 0 27 3913 67 3.53 1.524 12.6 0.3 1.1 2.4 2.20
162 Game Avg. 8 24 .242 4.68 36 32 4 29 1 0 287 402 262 149 10 35 76 0 9 1330 67 3.53 1.524 12.6 0.3 1.1 2.4 2.20
PHA (4 yrs) 6 7 .462 3.18 19 11 7 10 0 0 136.0 166 92 48 3 26 25 6 0 9 567 112 3.63 1.412 11.0 0.2 1.7 1.7 0.96
PHI (2 yrs) 17 63 .213 4.87 86 80 6 73 4 0 692.2 988 657 375 26 70 196 0 17 3270 62 3.48 1.527 12.8 0.3 0.9 2.5 2.80
PIT (1 yr) 0 2 .000 9.64 2 2 0 1 0 0 14.0 28 23 15 1 6 3 0 0 1 76 35 4.70 2.429 18.0 0.6 3.9 1.9 0.50
AA (4 yrs) 6 7 .462 3.18 19 11 7 10 0 0 136.0 166 92 48 3 26 25 6 0 9 567 112 3.63 1.412 11.0 0.2 1.7 1.7 0.96
NL (3 yrs) 17 65 .207 4.97 88 82 6 74 4 0 706.2 1016 680 390 27 76 199 0 0 18 3346 61 3.51 1.545 12.9 0.3 1.0 2.5 2.62
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1883 20 PHI NL 538.1 65 61 510 8.53 5.97 -1.21 0.00 98.0 7.04 -78 -6.3 1.0 -0.7 -1.9 -25 .403 .461
1884 21 PHI NL 154.1 21 19 147 8.57 5.59 -0.41 0.00 99.0 5.94 -42 -3.4 1.0 -0.4 -2.3 -28 .339 .479
1884 21 PHA AA 21.0 3 2 14 6.00 5.12 0.21 0.00 104.0 5.10 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .460 .499
1885 22 PHA AA 60.1 8 3 46 6.86 5.30 -0.19 0.00 106.0 5.83 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .431 .497
1886 23 PHA AA 20.2 3 1 9 3.92 5.70 -0.28 0.00 102.0 6.10 5 0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .666 .503
1889 26 PHA AA 34.0 5 5 23 6.09 6.02 0.23 0.00 99.0 5.74 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .487 .500
1890 27 PIT NL 14.0 2 2 23 14.79 5.76 -0.90 0.00 92.0 6.13 -13 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -12 .149 .496
6 Seasons 842.2 107 93 772 8.25 5.83 -0.87 0.00 98.9 6.61 -136 -10.6 1.0 -1.3 -4.4 -61 .401 .472
PHA (4 yrs) 136.0 19 11 92 6.09 5.51 -0.04 0.00 103.3 5.73 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 0.4 4 .487 .499
PHI (2 yrs) 692.2 86 80 657 8.54 5.89 -1.03 0.00 98.2 6.80 -120 -9.7 1.0 -1.1 -4.2 -53 .388 .466
PIT (1 yr) 14.0 2 2 23 14.79 5.76 -0.90 0.00 92.0 6.13 -13 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -12 .149 .496

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
1883 PHI NL 20 P 65 538.1 158 22 118 18 2 .886 2.34 2.15 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 PHI NL 20 OF 31 96 69 14 13 4 .865 2.68 .849 1.96 19-12-0
1883 PHI NL 20 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.20
1884 TOT MLB 21 OF 51 99 68 12 19 3 .808 1.57 .860 1.72 14-32-5
1884 TOT MLB 21 P 24 175.1 60 14 43 3 0 .950 2.93 2.38 .886 2.29 2.23
1884 TOT MLB 21 1B 4 26 24 0 2 0 .923 6.00 .960 10.55
1884 PHI NL 21 OF 27 64 48 6 10 2 .844 2.00 .867 1.79 3-19-5
1884 PHI NL 21 P 21 154.1 54 13 38 3 0 .944 2.97 2.43 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 PHI NL 21 1B 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 .962 10.45
1884 PHA AA 21 OF 24 35 20 6 9 1 .743 1.08 .847 1.64 11-13-0
1884 PHA AA 21 P 3 21.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00 .828 2.27 2.20
1884 PHA AA 21 1B 2 17 15 0 2 0 .882 7.50 .958 10.65
1885 PHA AA 22 OF 93 179 128 23 28 5 .844 1.62 .879 1.87 1-17-76
1885 PHA AA 22 P 8 60.1 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.64 1.38 .878 1.89 1.88
1886 TOT AA 23 OF 126 253 193 24 36 6 .858 1.72 .877 1.79 11-5-110
1886 PHA AA 23 OF 115 239 183 23 33 6 .862 1.79 .877 1.79 0-5-110
1886 PHA AA 23 1B 6 43 42 1 0 3 1.000 7.17 .968 10.27
1886 PHA AA 23 P 3 20.2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.74 1.33 .885 2.00 1.93
1886 PHA AA 23 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .910 6.10
1886 PIT AA 23 OF 11 14 10 1 3 0 .786 1.00 .877 1.79 11-0-0
1887 PIT NL 24 OF 115 257 214 17 26 3 .899 2.01 .883 1.97 0-2-113
1887 PIT NL 24 1B 2 14 12 0 2 0 .857 6.00 .974 10.55
1888 PIT NL 25 OF 91 194 160 20 14 2 .928 1.98 .906 1.91 0-3-88
1888 PIT NL 25 1B 25 245 235 4 6 12 .976 9.56 .977 10.50
1889 PHA AA 26 P 5 34.0 14 3 10 1 0 .929 3.44 2.60 .905 2.12 2.04
1889 PHA AA 26 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .900 2.00 1-0-0
1890 PIT NL 27 OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .910 1.90 1-0-1
1890 PIT NL 27 P 2 14.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 1.00 .900 2.25 2.20
8 Seasons OF 510 1080 833 110 137 23 .873 1.85 .880 1.87 47-71-393
6 Seasons P 107 842.2 249 42 185 22 2 .912 2.42 2.12 .891 2.19 2.14
4 Seasons 1B 37 328 313 5 10 15 .970 8.59 .974 10.47
2 Seasons 2B 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 6.15
8 Seasons TOT 656 842.2 1659 1188 302 169 40 .898 2.42 2.27 .900 2.19 2.41 47-71-393
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
1885 AA  .299 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1885 AA  .345 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1885 AA  .415 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1885 AA  .760 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1886 AA  17 (2nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1885 AA  70 (6th)
1886 AA  74 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1885 AA  .694 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1883 NL  0.803 (4th)
1884 NL  1.283 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1883 NL  65 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1883 NL  538.3 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1883 NL  159 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1883 NL  61 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1883 NL  59 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1883 NL  3 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1883 NL  17 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  48 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1883 NL  772 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  3.313 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1883 NL  48 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1883 NL  291 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1883 NL  2,546 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1883 NL  4 (5th)
1884 NL  2 (6th)
1885 AA  4 (2nd)
1886 AA  2 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1885 AA  23 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1886 AA  36 (5th)
Career  137 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1885 AA  5 (3rd)
1886 AA  6 (2nd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1883 NL  65 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1883 NL  118 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1883 NL  18 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1884 NL  2.97 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1883 NL  born 1863-03-06 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 16 (1177), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 16 (1237), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2811), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 9 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (459th), -0.6 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1887 24 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,500 ? Preston Orem 270
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,500
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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