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Ernie Courtney

Edward Ernest Courtney

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: January 20, 1875 in Des Moines, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1902 (Age 27.087)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1902 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Beaneaters/Highlanders/Tigers/Orioles 1902-1908

Final Game: October 2, 1908 (Age 33.256)
Died: February 29, 1920 in Buffalo, NY
Buried: Buffalo Cemetery, Cheektowaga, 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
1902 27 TOT MLB 49 188 169 26 38 3 1 0 18 3 14 16 .225 .299 .254 .554 70 43 4 1 O/65
1902 27 BSN NL 48 183 165 23 36 3 0 0 17 3 13 16 .218 .291 .236 .528 63 39 4 1 O/6
1902 27 BLA AL 1 5 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .600 1.000 1.600 332 4 0 0 /5
1903 28 TOT AL 48 174 153 14 38 3 3 1 14 2 12 15 .248 .324 .327 .650 95 50 5 4 65/43
1903 28 NYY AL 25 91 79 7 21 3 3 1 8 1 7 8 .266 .341 .418 .759 121 33 2 3 6/43
1903 28 DET AL 23 83 74 7 17 0 0 0 6 1 5 7 .230 .305 .230 .535 65 17 3 1 5/6
1905 30 PHI NL 155 681 601 77 165 14 7 2 77 17 47 53 .275 .334 .331 .665 102 199 7 26 *5
1906 31 PHI NL 116 449 398 53 94 12 2 0 42 6 45 27 .236 .315 .276 .592 85 110 1 5 53/O6
1907 32 PHI NL 130 508 440 42 107 17 4 2 43 6 55 41 .243 .335 .314 .649 105 138 6 7 53/O46
1908 33 PHI NL 60 182 160 14 29 3 0 0 6 1 15 20 .181 .260 .200 .460 45 32 2 5 53/46
6 Yrs 558 2182 1921 226 471 52 17 5 200 35 188 172 .245 .321 .298 .618 91 572 25 48
162 Game Avg. 162 633 558 66 137 15 5 1 58 10 55 50 .245 .321 .298 .618 91 166 7 14
PHI (4 yrs) 461 1820 1599 186 395 46 13 4 168 30 162 141 .247 .322 .300 .622 93 479 16 43
NYY (2 yrs) 26 96 83 10 23 3 4 1 9 1 8 8 .277 .355 .446 .801 132 37 2 3
BSN (1 yr) 48 183 165 23 36 3 0 0 17 3 13 16 .218 .291 .236 .528 63 39 4 1
DET (1 yr) 23 83 74 7 17 0 0 0 6 1 5 7 .230 .305 .230 .535 65 17 3 1
NL (5 yrs) 509 2003 1764 209 431 49 13 4 185 33 175 157 .244 .320 .294 .613 90 518 20 44
AL (2 yrs) 49 179 157 17 40 3 4 1 15 2 13 15 .255 .331 .344 .675 101 54 5 4

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
1902 27 BSN NL 48 183 -6 -0 0 0 -2 -8 -1.0 6 -2 -0.3 .480 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O/6
1902 27 BLA AL 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.1 .618 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /5
1903 28 NYY AL 25 91 2 -0 0 3 1 6 0.7 3 10 1.0 .528 .504 0.7 0.4 7 6/43
1903 28 DET AL 23 83 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .493 .499 0.2 0.1 2 5/6
1905 30 PHI NL 155 681 3 -2 0 -11 5 -4 -0.4 21 17 1.7 .497 .497 3.0 -0.6 28 *5
1906 31 PHI NL 116 449 -5 -1 0 -3 3 -6 -0.8 15 9 0.8 .494 .496 1.2 -0.1 12 53/O6
1907 32 PHI NL 130 508 4 -1 0 -1 1 4 0.3 17 20 2.2 .503 .503 2.4 -0.1 21 53/O46
1908 33 PHI NL 60 182 -9 -0 0 1 0 -7 -1.0 6 -1 -0.3 .484 .494 -0.4 0.2 -2 53/46
6 Seasons 558 2182 -11 -3 0 -11 10 -16 -2.3 70 55 5.3 .497 .498 6.9 -0.3 66
PHI (4 yrs) 461 1820 -6 -3 0 -14 9 -14 -1.9 58 44 4.3 .496 .498 6.2 -0.6 58
NYY (2 yrs) 26 96 3 -0 0 3 1 8 0.8 3 11 1.2 .531 .504 0.8 0.4 8
BSN (1 yr) 48 183 -6 -0 0 0 -2 -8 -1.0 6 -2 -0.3 .480 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -2
DET (1 yr) 23 83 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .493 .499 0.2 0.1 2

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
1902 BSN NL 27 OF 39 78 71 5 2 0 .974 1.95 .945 1.97 36-1-3
1902 BSN NL 27 SS 3 13 6 6 1 1 .923 4.00 .912 5.43
1902 BLA AL 27 3B 1 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 6.00 .912 3.60
1903 TOT AL 28 SS 28 139 35 93 11 8 .921 4.57 .913 5.28
1903 NYY AL 28 SS 19 95 24 63 8 7 .916 4.58 .913 5.28
1903 NYY AL 28 2B 4 14 6 7 1 0 .929 3.25 .943 5.10
1903 NYY AL 28 1B 1 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 10.00 .981 10.80
1903 DET AL 28 3B 13 32 17 13 2 1 .938 2.31 .922 3.15
1903 DET AL 28 SS 9 44 11 30 3 1 .932 4.56 .913 5.28
1905 PHI NL 30 3B 155 518 229 249 40 13 .923 3.08 .921 3.20
1906 PHI NL 31 3B 96 299 113 163 23 9 .923 2.88 .931 3.23
1906 PHI NL 31 1B 13 135 123 9 3 5 .978 10.15 .984 10.79
1906 PHI NL 31 OF 3 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .960 1.90 0-0-3
1906 PHI NL 31 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40
1907 PHI NL 32 3B 75 257 90 143 24 11 .907 3.11 .928 3.36
1907 PHI NL 32 1B 48 465 426 29 10 23 .978 9.48 .984 10.58
1907 PHI NL 32 OF 4 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .960 1.98 4-0-0
1907 PHI NL 32 2B 2 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 3.50 .951 5.25
1907 PHI NL 32 SS 2 7 0 6 1 0 .857 3.00 .931 5.20
1908 PHI NL 33 3B 22 59 18 36 5 1 .915 2.45 .932 3.31
1908 PHI NL 33 1B 13 133 126 6 1 6 .992 10.15 .986 11.07
1908 PHI NL 33 2B 5 23 8 15 0 0 1.000 4.60 .954 5.12
1908 PHI NL 33 SS 2 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 4.50 .930 5.30
6 Seasons 3B 362 1171 471 606 94 35 .920 2.98 .926 3.25
4 Seasons 1B 75 743 684 45 14 34 .981 9.72 .984 10.70
3 Seasons OF 46 91 84 5 2 0 .978 1.93 .947 1.97 40-1-6
5 Seasons SS 36 168 46 109 13 9 .923 4.31 .915 5.29
3 Seasons 2B 11 44 18 25 1 0 .977 3.91 .950 5.14
6 Seasons TOT 530 2217 1303 790 124 78 .944 3.95 .946 4.37 40-1-6
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
  • 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

Games Played s c a p y
1905 NL  155 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1905 NL  601 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1905 NL  681 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1905 NL  165 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1905 NL  77 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1905 NL  142 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1905 NL  26 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1905 NL  462 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  155 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  229 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  249 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  40 (2nd)
1906 NL  23 (5th)
1907 NL  24 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  13 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1905 NL  .923 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (276th), 5.3 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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