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Tex Covington

William Wilkes Covington

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 19, 1887 in Henryville, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1911 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1911 [*]
Team: Tigers 1911-1912

Final Game: September 20, 1912 (Age 25)
Died: December 10, 1931 in Denison, TX
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Denison, TX
Relatives: Brother of Sam Covington
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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
1911 24 DET AL 7 1 .875 4.09 17 6 4 5 0 0 83.2 94 43 38 2 33 29 10 1 2 360 85 3.93 1.518 10.1 0.2 3.5 3.1 0.88
1912 25 DET AL 3 4 .429 4.12 14 9 3 2 1 0 63.1 58 33 29 0 30 19 3 0 5 262 80 3.81 1.389 8.2 0.0 4.3 2.7 0.63
2 Yrs 10 5 .667 4.10 31 15 7 7 1 0 147.0 152 76 67 2 63 48 13 1 7 622 83 3.88 1.463 9.3 0.1 3.9 2.9 0.76
162 Game Avg. 15 7 .667 4.10 46 22 10 10 1 0 217 225 112 99 3 93 71 19 1 10 919 83 3.88 1.463 9.3 0.1 3.9 2.9 0.76

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
1911 24 DET AL 83.2 17 6 43 4.63 4.49 -0.24 0.00 104.0 4.92 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.1 12 .516 .502
1912 25 DET AL 63.1 14 9 33 4.69 4.40 -0.05 0.00 98.0 4.37 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .486 .499
2 Seasons 147.0 31 15 76 4.65 4.46 -0.16 0.00 101.4 4.68 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.5 16 .502 .500

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
1911 24 DET AL 17 34 32 6 6 0 0 0 3 0 2 6 .188 .235 .188 .423 16 6 0 0 1
1912 25 DET AL 14 18 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .133 .278 .200 .478 39 3 0 0 1
2 Yrs 31 52 47 7 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 12 .170 .250 .191 .441 24 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 272 246 37 42 5 0 0 16 0 26 63 .170 .250 .191 .441 24 47 0 0

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
1911 24 DET AL 17 34 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
1912 25 DET AL 14 18 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2 Seasons 31 52 -5 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -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
1911 DET AL 24 P 17 83.2 20 3 17 0 2 1.000 2.15 1.18 .938 2.88 2.85
1912 DET AL 25 P 14 63.1 22 0 19 3 0 .864 2.70 1.36 .940 2.96 2.90
2 Seasons P 31 147.0 42 3 36 3 2 .929 2.39 1.26 .939 2.91 2.87
2 Seasons TOT 31 147.0 42 3 36 3 2 .929 2.39 1.26 .939 2.91 2.87
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

Transactions

  • August 12, 1910: Purchased by the Detroit Tigers from Evansville (Central).
  • November 23, 1912: Purchased by Kansas City (American Association) from the Detroit Tigers. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • May 6, 1918: Traded by the Boston Braves with Cal Crum to Indianapolis (American Association) for Dana Fillingim.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: William Tex Wilkes Covington

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