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Paul Cook

Paul Cook

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 5, 1863 in Caledonia, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1884 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Ward'sWonders/Browns/Quakers 1884-1891

Final Game: July 16, 1891 (Age 28)
Died: May 25, 1905 in Rochester, NY
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY
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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
1884 21 PHI NL 3 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 -46 1 /2
1886 23 LOU AA 66 272 262 28 54 5 2 0 14 6 10 .206 .235 .240 .476 47 63 0 32/O
1887 24 LOU AA 61 238 223 34 55 4 2 0 17 15 11 25 .247 .294 .283 .577 59 63 4 2/3
1888 25 LOU AA 57 194 185 20 34 2 0 0 13 9 5 33 .184 .222 .195 .416 36 36 4 2/O6
1889 26 LOU AA 81 310 286 34 65 10 1 0 15 11 15 48 .227 .287 .269 .556 61 77 9 2/O36
1890 27 BWW PL 58 234 218 32 55 3 3 0 31 7 14 18 .252 .303 .294 .597 56 64 2 23/O
1891 28 TOT AA 52 192 178 24 40 3 1 0 24 4 12 19 .225 .281 .253 .534 55 45 2 23
1891 28 LOU AA 45 165 153 21 35 3 1 0 23 4 11 17 .229 .285 .261 .546 60 40 1 23
1891 28 STL AA 7 27 25 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .200 .259 .200 .459 28 5 1 /2
7 Yrs 378 1452 1364 172 304 27 9 0 114 52 67 145 .223 .270 .256 .526 53 349 21
162 Game Avg. 162 622 585 74 130 12 4 0 49 29 .223 .270 .256 .526 53 150
LOU (5 yrs) 310 1179 1109 137 243 24 6 0 82 45 52 123 .219 .265 .252 .517 53 279 18
PHI (1 yr) 3 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 -46 1
STL (1 yr) 7 27 25 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .200 .259 .200 .459 28 5 1
BWW (1 yr) 58 234 218 32 55 3 3 0 31 7 14 18 .252 .303 .294 .597 56 64 2
AA (5 yrs) 317 1206 1134 140 248 24 6 0 83 45 53 125 .219 .265 .250 .516 53 284 19
NL (1 yr) 3 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 -46 1
PL (1 yr) 58 234 218 32 55 3 3 0 31 7 14 18 .252 .303 .294 .597 56 64 2

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
1884 21 PHI NL 3 12 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .416 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
1886 23 LOU AA 66 272 -18 -1 0 -7 1 -25 -2.2 6 -19 -1.5 .467 .487 -1.0 -0.5 -12 $2,000 32/O
1887 24 LOU AA 61 238 -14 -1 0 -3 4 -14 -1.0 5 -9 -0.5 .483 .493 -0.3 0.1 -6 2/3
1888 25 LOU AA 57 194 -13 -1 0 -8 3 -18 -1.7 4 -14 -1.3 .470 .489 -0.6 -0.4 -6 2/O6
1889 26 LOU AA 81 310 -16 -1 0 -4 5 -17 -1.4 7 -10 -0.7 .483 .491 -0.5 0.1 -6 2/O36
1890 27 BWW PL 58 234 -16 -1 0 -5 2 -20 -1.4 6 -14 -0.9 .474 .491 -0.6 -0.1 -9 23/O
1891 28 LOU AA 45 165 -8 -1 0 -3 2 -9 -0.8 4 -6 -0.4 .482 .495 -0.2 -0.0 -2 23
1891 28 STL AA 7 27 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
7 Seasons 378 1452 -89 -5 0 -31 18 -107 -9.0 32 -75 -5.6 .476 .491 -3.3 -0.9 -44 $2,000
LOU (5 yrs) 310 1179 -69 -4 0 -25 15 -83 -7.1 26 -57 -4.4 .477 .491 -2.5 -0.8 -32 $2,000
PHI (1 yr) 3 12 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .416 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1
STL (1 yr) 7 27 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
BWW (1 yr) 58 234 -16 -1 0 -5 2 -20 -1.4 6 -14 -0.9 .474 .491 -0.6 -0.1 -9

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1884 PHI NL 21 C 3 22 16 2 4 1 .818 6.00 .895 7.37 8 0 0
1886 LOU AA 23 1B 43 458 420 13 25 21 .945 10.07 .968 10.27
1886 LOU AA 23 C 21 168 110 36 22 1 .869 6.95 .910 7.19 35 0 0
1886 LOU AA 23 OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .875 1.80 1-0-1
1887 LOU AA 24 C 55 344 220 95 29 4 .916 5.73 .893 6.26 47 0 0
1887 LOU AA 24 1B 6 55 50 0 5 1 .909 8.33 .971 9.88
1888 LOU AA 25 C 53 335 221 81 33 7 .901 5.70 .914 7.13 51 0 0
1888 LOU AA 25 OF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.25 .905 1.82 1-0-3
1888 LOU AA 25 SS 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .863 4.60
1889 LOU AA 26 C 74 466 293 138 35 6 .925 5.82 .917 6.26 77 0 0
1889 LOU AA 26 OF 7 24 20 2 2 1 .917 3.14 .903 2.00 0-2-5
1889 LOU AA 26 1B 1 12 10 2 0 1 1.000 12.00 .972 10.10
1889 LOU AA 26 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.10
1890 BWW PL 27 C 36 200 129 49 22 4 .890 4.94 .901 5.36 17 49 45 48% 37%
1890 BWW PL 27 1B 21 206 190 8 8 16 .961 9.43 .973 10.45
1890 BWW PL 27 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 2.10 0-0-1
1891 TOT AA 28 C 42 238 169 48 21 0 .912 5.17 .929 6.19 22 81 44 35% 38%
1891 LOU AA 28 C 35 175 120 39 16 0 .909 4.54 .929 6.19 19 68 36 35% 38%
1891 LOU AA 28 1B 10 96 90 3 3 6 .969 9.30 .976 10.31
1891 STL AA 28 C 7 63 49 9 5 0 .921 8.29 .929 6.19 3 13 8 38% 38%
7 Seasons C 284 1773 1158 449 166 23 .906 5.66 .911 6.38 257 130 89 41% 38%
5 Seasons 1B 81 827 760 26 41 45 .950 9.70 .970 10.29
4 Seasons OF 14 29 24 2 3 1 .897 1.86 .901 1.93 2-2-10
2 Seasons SS 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .863 4.85
7 Seasons TOT 381 2632 1944 477 211 69 .920 6.35 .929 7.04 2-2-10 257 130 89 41% 38%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1889 AA  74 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1889 AA  138 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1889 AA  35 (4th)
Career  166 (61st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1888 AA  51 (3rd)
1889 AA  77 (1st)
Career  257 (27th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1890 PL  47.9 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1887 AA  5.73 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1889 AA  .925 (3rd)

             

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
188623Louisville Colonels$2,00011/13/86 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,000
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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