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Bill Dahlen

William Frederick Dahlen (Bad Bill)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 5, 1870 in Nelliston, NY
High School: Fort Plain HS (Fort Plain, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1891 (Age 21.107)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Superbas/Giants/Doves/Orphans/... 1891-1911

Final Game: October 12, 1911 (Age 41.280)
Died: December 5, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #134. Bobby Doerr… #135. Ozzie Smith… #136. Bobby Bonds… #137. BILL DAHLEN… #138. Billy Herman… #139. Bernie Williams… #140. Richie Ashburn… 

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
1891 21 CHC NL 135 623 549 114 143 18 13 9 76 21 67 60 .260 .348 .390 .738 111 214 7 5O6
1892 22 CHC NL 143 631 581 114 170 23 19 5 58 60 45 56 .293 .349 .423 .772 139 246 5 65/O4
1893 23 CHC NL 116 548 485 113 146 28 15 5 64 31 58 30 .301 .381 .452 .833 118 219 5 *6O4/5
1894 24 CHC NL 122 596 507 150 182 32 14 15 108 43 76 33 .359 .445 .566 1.011 138 287 3 10 65
1895 25 CHC NL 129 592 516 106 131 19 10 7 62 38 61 51 .254 .344 .370 .714 79 191 10 5 *6/O
1896 26 CHC NL 125 573 474 137 167 30 19 9 74 51 64 36 .352 .438 .553 .990 156 262 8 27 *6
1897 27 CHC NL 75 339 276 67 80 18 8 6 40 15 43 25 .290 .399 .478 .877 127 132 7 13 6
1898 28 CHC NL 142 619 521 96 151 35 8 1 79 27 58 41 .290 .385 .393 .779 123 205 23 17 *6
1899 29 BRO NL 121 514 428 87 121 22 7 4 76 29 67 23 .283 .398 .395 .793 116 169 15 4 *65
1900 30 BRO NL 133 565 483 87 125 16 11 1 69 31 73 27 .259 .364 .344 .708 92 166 7 2 *6
1901 31 BRO NL 131 553 511 69 136 17 9 4 82 23 30 43 .266 .313 .358 .671 92 183 5 7 *6/4
1902 32 BRO NL 138 587 527 67 139 25 8 2 74 20 43 43 .264 .329 .353 .682 111 186 8 9 *6
1903 33 BRO NL 138 566 474 71 124 17 9 1 64 34 82 50 .262 .373 .342 .715 106 162 2 8 *6
1904 34 NYG NL 145 579 523 70 140 26 2 2 80 47 44 47 .268 .326 .337 .662 101 176 1 11 *6
1905 35 NYG NL 148 601 520 67 126 20 4 7 81 37 62 43 .242 .337 .337 .673 99 175 12 7 *6/O
1906 36 NYG NL 143 565 471 63 113 18 3 1 49 16 76 48 .240 .357 .297 .655 102 140 10 8 *6
1907 37 NYG NL 143 529 464 40 96 20 1 0 34 11 51 34 .207 .291 .254 .545 69 118 4 10 *6
1908 38 BSN NL 144 588 524 50 125 23 2 3 48 10 35 45 .239 .296 .307 .604 94 161 8 21 *6
1909 39 BSN NL 69 231 197 22 46 6 1 2 16 4 29 21 .234 .332 .305 .636 94 60 0 5 6/45
1910 40 BRO NL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1
1911 41 BRO NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
21 Yrs 2444 10405 9036 1590 2461 413 163 84 1234 548 1064 759 .272 .358 .382 .740 110 3452 140 165
162 Game Avg. 162 690 599 105 163 27 11 6 82 36 71 50 .272 .358 .382 .740 110 229 9
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
CHC (8 yrs) 987 4521 3909 897 1170 203 106 57 561 286 472 332 .299 .384 .449 .834 123 1756 68 72
BRO (7 yrs) 665 2791 2428 381 645 97 44 12 365 137 295 189 .266 .354 .357 .711 103 866 37 31
NYG (4 yrs) 579 2274 1978 240 475 84 10 10 244 111 233 172 .240 .328 .308 .636 93 609 27 36
BSN (2 yrs) 213 819 721 72 171 29 3 5 64 14 64 66 .237 .306 .307 .613 94 221 8 26

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
1891 21 CHC NL 135 623 7 -2 0 7 1 13 0.9 20 33 3.0 .508 .507 2.5 0.6 26 5O6
1892 22 CHC NL 143 631 25 5 0 6 7 43 3.9 21 64 6.1 .528 .525 5.6 1.2 58 65/O4
1893 23 CHC NL 116 548 12 0 0 -5 5 12 0.9 18 30 2.7 .508 .506 3.1 0.0 35 *6O4/5
1894 24 CHC NL 122 596 35 1 0 -3 6 39 2.7 19 58 4.6 .522 .517 4.8 0.2 61 65
1895 25 CHC NL 129 592 -22 2 0 15 8 3 0.2 20 23 2.2 .502 .502 1.1 1.8 8 *6/O
1896 26 CHC NL 125 573 42 4 0 10 8 65 5.2 19 84 7.1 .542 .532 6.3 1.5 74 *6
1897 27 CHC NL 75 339 12 -0 0 3 5 19 1.6 11 30 2.7 .521 .510 2.5 0.7 28 6
1898 28 CHC NL 142 619 18 -1 0 10 9 37 3.5 21 58 5.7 .525 .522 4.8 1.9 48 *6
1899 29 BRO NL 121 514 13 -0 0 11 8 32 2.8 18 50 4.6 .524 .518 3.7 1.7 39 *65
1900 30 BRO NL 133 565 -3 -0 0 8 9 14 1.2 19 33 3.2 .510 .508 2.5 1.5 25 *6
1901 31 BRO NL 131 553 -5 -0 0 14 9 17 1.6 18 35 3.6 .513 .511 2.3 2.2 21 $3,000 *6/4
1902 32 BRO NL 138 587 7 -1 0 4 9 20 2.1 19 39 4.3 .516 .514 3.8 1.4 35 *6
1903 33 BRO NL 138 566 7 0 0 15 9 32 3.2 18 50 5.0 .523 .519 3.5 2.5 35 *6
1904 34 NYG NL 145 579 0 5 0 17 10 32 3.7 19 50 5.6 .525 .522 3.6 3.1 34 *6
1905 35 NYG NL 148 601 2 2 0 18 10 31 3.5 20 51 5.5 .524 .521 3.5 3.1 33 *6/O
1906 36 NYG NL 143 565 5 -1 0 -2 9 11 1.2 18 29 3.2 .509 .508 3.6 0.8 31 *6
1907 37 NYG NL 143 529 -14 -1 0 -4 9 -10 -1.3 17 7 0.5 .491 .492 1.2 0.6 11 *6
1908 38 BSN NL 144 588 -2 -1 0 18 10 25 3.2 19 44 5.2 .522 .520 2.9 3.6 26 *6
1909 39 BSN NL 69 231 -1 -0 0 -3 3 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .499 .500 1.1 0.1 10 6/45
1910 40 BRO NL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
1911 41 BRO NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .410 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
21 Seasons 2444 10405 137 12 0 139 145 432 39.6 343 775 75.2 .517 .514 62.0 28.4 636 $3,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (8 yrs) 987 4521 128 9 0 43 50 231 18.7 150 381 33.9 .520 .515 30.6 7.8 338
BRO (7 yrs) 665 2791 18 -1 0 52 43 113 10.8 92 205 20.6 .517 .514 15.6 9.4 153 $3,000
NYG (4 yrs) 579 2274 -7 4 0 29 38 64 7.0 74 138 14.8 .512 .511 11.8 7.6 109
BSN (2 yrs) 213 819 -2 -1 0 15 13 24 3.1 27 51 6.0 .515 .513 4.0 3.7 36

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1905 ❍ 35 NYG NL WS PHA W 5 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 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 G Awards
1891 CHC NL 21 3B 84 373 120 211 42 13 .887 3.94 .881 3.67
1891 CHC NL 21 OF 37 82 69 7 6 4 .927 2.05 .912 1.92 30-0-7
1891 CHC NL 21 SS 15 90 28 46 16 4 .822 4.93 .889 5.25
1892 CHC NL 22 SS 72 451 178 232 41 29 .909 5.69 .897 5.37
1892 CHC NL 22 3B 68 321 113 189 19 14 .941 4.44 .879 3.58
1892 CHC NL 22 OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .913 1.90 0-2-0
1892 CHC NL 22 2B 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .928 5.60
1893 CHC NL 23 SS 88 600 229 306 65 33 .892 6.08 .897 5.54
1893 CHC NL 23 OF 17 31 27 2 2 1 .935 1.71 .915 2.18 5-8-4
1893 CHC NL 23 2B 10 55 27 24 4 1 .927 5.10 .933 5.94
1893 CHC NL 23 3B 3 9 3 5 1 0 .889 2.67 .893 3.80
1894 CHC NL 24 SS 67 500 192 258 50 43 .900 6.72 .897 5.70
1894 CHC NL 24 3B 55 250 96 129 25 10 .900 4.09 .878 3.48
1895 CHC NL 25 SS 129 894 281 527 86 70 .904 6.26 .899 5.63
1895 CHC NL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 2.20 0-1-0
1896 CHC NL 26 SS 125 837 310 456 71 66 .915 6.13 .903 5.58
1897 CHC NL 27 SS 75 544 215 291 38 48 .930 6.75 .907 5.76
1898 CHC NL 28 SS 142 956 369 511 76 77 .921 6.20 .913 5.66
1899 BRO NL 29 SS 110 673 256 377 40 48 .941 5.75 .910 5.65
1899 BRO NL 29 3B 11 62 19 41 2 5 .968 5.45 .902 3.59
1900 BRO NL 30 SS 133 893 321 517 55 59 .938 6.30 .922 5.87
1901 BRO NL 31 SS 129 808 301 450 57 49 .929 5.82 .925 5.73
1901 BRO NL 31 2B 2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 5.00 .941 5.15
1902 BRO NL 32 SS 138 784 278 440 66 34 .916 5.20 .912 5.42
1903 BRO NL 33 SS 138 815 296 477 42 48 .948 5.60 .911 5.48
1904 NYG NL 34 SS 145 871 316 494 61 61 .930 5.59 .920 5.38
1905 NYG NL 35 SS 147 859 313 501 45 58 .948 5.54 .931 5.58
1905 NYG NL 35 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00 1-0-0
1906 NYG NL 36 SS 143 790 287 454 49 36 .938 5.18 .933 5.39
1907 NYG NL 37 SS 143 763 292 426 45 39 .941 5.02 .932 5.18
1908 BSN NL 38 SS 144 887 291 553 43 58 .952 5.86 .930 5.30
1909 BSN NL 39 SS 49 314 101 184 29 20 .908 5.82 .926 5.33
1909 BSN NL 39 2B 6 28 14 11 3 1 .893 4.17 .938 4.87
1909 BSN NL 39 3B 2 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 4.50 .930 3.30
1911 BRO NL 41 SS 1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 7.00 .926 5.10
20 Seasons SS 2133 13336 4856 7505 975 881 .927 5.80 .915 5.52
6 Seasons 3B 223 1024 355 580 89 42 .913 4.19 .881 3.59
5 Seasons OF 58 118 101 9 8 5 .932 1.90 .913 2.00 36-11-11
4 Seasons 2B 19 99 47 44 8 2 .919 4.79 .935 5.50
21 Seasons TOT 2433 14577 5359 8138 1080 930 .926 5.55 .913 5.26 36-11-11
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 1.3%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1896 NL  7.1 (9th)
1904 NL  5.6 (9th)
1905 NL  5.5 (9th)
Career  75.2 (75th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1892 NL  6.1 (5th)
1896 NL  7.1 (3rd)
1898 NL  5.7 (5th)
1902 NL  4.2 (8th)
1903 NL  5.0 (5th)
1904 NL  5.6 (3rd)
1905 NL  5.5 (5th)
1908 NL  5.2 (6th)
Career  75.2 (46th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1892 NL  5.6 (4th)
1894 NL  4.8 (8th)
1896 NL  6.3 (5th)
1898 NL  4.8 (7th)
1902 NL  3.8 (8th)
1904 NL  3.6 (9th)
Career  62.0 (84th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1895 NL  1.8 (4th)
1896 NL  1.5 (3rd)
1898 NL  1.9 (5th)
1899 NL  1.7 (5th)
1900 NL  1.5 (2nd)
1901 NL  2.2 (3rd)
1902 NL  1.4 (5th)
1903 NL  2.5 (1st)
1904 NL  3.1 (1st)
1905 NL  3.1 (2nd)
1906 NL  0.8 (9th)
1908 NL  3.6 (2nd)
Career  28.4 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1896 NL  .438 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1892 NL  .423 (9th)
1894 NL  .566 (7th)
1896 NL  .553 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1894 NL  1.011 (8th)
1896 NL  .990 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1902 NL  138 (5th)
1903 NL  138 (7th)
Career  2,444 (68th)

At Bats s c a p y
1891 NL  549 (10th)
Career  9,036 (69th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1891 NL  623 (8th)
Career  10,405 (55th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1891 NL  114 (8th)
1892 NL  114 (10th)
1894 NL  150 (7th)
1896 NL  137 (5th)
Career  1,590 (49th)

Hits s c a p y
Career  2,461 (107th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1892 NL  246 (7th)
1894 NL  287 (10th)
1896 NL  262 (8th)
Career  3,452 (175th)

Doubles s c a p y
1893 NL  28 (8th)
1896 NL  30 (4th)
1898 NL  35 (3rd)
1902 NL  25 (4th)
1904 NL  26 (4th)
1907 NL  20 (10th)
Career  413 (156th)

Triples s c a p y
1891 NL  13 (6th)
1892 NL  19 (4th)
1896 NL  19 (3rd)
1902 NL  8 (7th)
Career  163 (33rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1891 NL  9 (4th)
1894 NL  15 (4th)
1896 NL  9 (5th)
1897 NL  6 (7th)
1905 NL  7 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1901 NL  82 (9th)
1902 NL  74 (4th)
1904 NL  80 (1st)
1905 NL  81 (7th)
Career  1,234 (139th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1899 NL  67 (10th)
1900 NL  73 (4th)
1903 NL  82 (2nd)
1905 NL  62 (8th)
1906 NL  76 (4th)
Career  1,064 (93rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1891 NL  60 (6th)
1895 NL  51 (4th)
1896 NL  36 (10th)
1903 NL  50 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1892 NL  60 (4th)
1896 NL  51 (10th)
1903 NL  34 (8th)
1904 NL  47 (2nd)
1905 NL  37 (7th)
Career  548 (28th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,801 (83rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1894 NL  138 (9th)
1896 NL  156 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1892 NL  84 (10th)
1894 NL  127 (7th)
1896 NL  112 (7th)
Career  1,227 (187th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1894 NL  33 (9th)
1896 NL  40 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1894 NL  2.7 (8th)
1896 NL  3.7 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1891 NL  40 (10th)
1892 NL  47 (8th)
1896 NL  58 (2nd)
1898 NL  44 (8th)
1902 NL  35 (5th)
Career  660 (217th)

Times On Base s c a p y
Career  3,665 (77th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1894 NL  .713 (10th)
1896 NL  .746 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (10th)
1898 NL  23 (3rd)
1899 NL  15 (10th)
1902 NL  8 (9th)
1905 NL  12 (5th)
1906 NL  10 (7th)
1908 NL  8 (7th)
Career  140 (28th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1896 NL  27 (3rd)
1898 NL  17 (10th)
Career  165 (137th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1891 NL  12.6 (8th)
1894 NL  22.2 (2nd)
1896 NL  15.3 (3rd)
1905 NL  11.8 (2nd)
Career  145.7 (200th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1891 NL  61.0 (6th)
1894 NL  33.8 (4th)
1896 NL  52.7 (7th)
1905 NL  74.3 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1891 NL  406 (8th)
1895 NL  390 (8th)
1902 NL  397 (7th)
Career  6,740 (68th)

Assistss c a p y
1895 NL  527 (1st)
1896 NL  456 (5th)
1898 NL  511 (3rd)
1900 NL  517 (1st)
1901 NL  457 (3rd)
1902 NL  440 (3rd)
1903 NL  477 (1st)
1904 NL  494 (2nd)
1905 NL  501 (5th)
1906 NL  454 (5th)
1908 NL  553 (2nd)
Career  8,138 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1894 NL  75 (5th)
1895 NL  86 (1st)
1896 NL  71 (4th)
1898 NL  76 (2nd)
1902 NL  66 (4th)
1904 NL  61 (4th)
1906 NL  49 (5th)
1908 NL  43 (5th)
Career  1,080 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1891 NL  13 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  129 (3rd)
1898 NL  142 (5th)
1900 NL  133 (1st)
1901 NL  129 (4th)
1902 NL  138 (1st)
1903 NL  138 (1st)
1904 NL  145 (4th)
1905 NL  147 (4th)
1906 NL  143 (3rd)
1907 NL  143 (3rd)
1908 NL  144 (4th)
Career  2,133 (11th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  281 (4th)
1896 NL  310 (4th)
1898 NL  369 (2nd)
1900 NL  321 (3rd)
1901 NL  301 (4th)
1902 NL  278 (4th)
1903 NL  296 (3rd)
1904 NL  316 (5th)
1905 NL  313 (5th)
1906 NL  287 (5th)
1908 NL  291 (3rd)
Career  4,856 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  527 (1st)
1896 NL  456 (4th)
1898 NL  511 (3rd)
1900 NL  517 (1st)
1901 NL  450 (3rd)
1902 NL  440 (2nd)
1903 NL  477 (1st)
1904 NL  494 (1st)
1905 NL  501 (4th)
1906 NL  454 (4th)
1907 NL  426 (5th)
1908 NL  553 (2nd)
Career  7,505 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  86 (1st)
1896 NL  71 (4th)
1898 NL  76 (2nd)
1900 NL  55 (3rd)
1901 NL  57 (4th)
1902 NL  66 (2nd)
1904 NL  61 (4th)
1906 NL  49 (5th)
1907 NL  45 (5th)
1908 NL  43 (4th)
Career  975 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  70 (2nd)
1896 NL  66 (3rd)
1897 NL  48 (3rd)
1898 NL  77 (1st)
1900 NL  59 (3rd)
1901 NL  49 (3rd)
1903 NL  48 (2nd)
1904 NL  61 (1st)
1905 NL  58 (5th)
1908 NL  58 (1st)
Career  881 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1891 NL  3.94 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1893 NL  6.08 (1st)
1894 NL  6.72 (1st)
1895 NL  6.26 (2nd)
1896 NL  6.13 (2nd)
1897 NL  6.75 (1st)
1898 NL  6.20 (2nd)
1900 NL  6.30 (2nd)
1901 NL  5.82 (3rd)
1903 NL  5.60 (4th)
1904 NL  5.59 (2nd)
1905 NL  5.54 (5th)
1908 NL  5.86 (1st)
Career  5.80 (6th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1896 NL  .915 (5th)
1899 NL  .941 (2nd)
1900 NL  .938 (2nd)
1901 NL  .929 (3rd)
1902 NL  .916 (5th)
1903 NL  .948 (1st)
1904 NL  .930 (2nd)
1905 NL  .948 (2nd)
1906 NL  .938 (4th)
1907 NL  .941 (2nd)
1908 NL  .952 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1907 NL  born 1870-01-05 (7th)
1908 NL  born 1870-01-05 (3rd)
1909 NL  born 1870-01-05 (4th)
1910 NL  born 1870-01-05 (3rd)
1911 NL  born 1870-01-05 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (429), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 96 (237), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 94 (184), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 48 (93), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (10th), 75.2 career WAR/40.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1901 31 Brooklyn Superbas $3,000 ? 5/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,000
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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Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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