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George Decker

George A. Decker (Gentleman George)

Positions: Outfielder, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 1, 1866 in York, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: July 11, 1892 (Age 26.040)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1892 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colts/Colonels/Browns/Senators 1892-1899

Final Game: July 12, 1899 (Age 33.041)
Died: June 7, 1909 in Patton, CA
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Compton, CA
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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
1892 26 CHC NL 78 311 291 32 66 6 7 1 28 9 20 49 .227 .277 .306 .582 80 89 0 O4
1893 27 CHC NL 81 354 328 57 89 9 8 2 48 22 24 22 .271 .325 .366 .691 81 120 2 O34/6
1894 28 CHC NL 93 424 393 76 122 17 7 8 93 23 24 20 .310 .358 .450 .808 90 177 5 2 3O/546
1895 29 CHC NL 73 321 297 51 82 9 7 2 41 11 17 22 .276 .324 .374 .698 75 111 4 3 O3/546
1896 30 CHC NL 107 452 421 68 118 23 11 5 61 20 23 14 .280 .318 .423 .740 91 178 0 8 O3
1897 31 CHC NL 111 465 428 72 124 12 7 5 63 11 24 14 .290 .333 .386 .719 86 165 4 9 O3/4
1898 32 TOT NL 118 475 434 53 118 14 3 1 64 13 29 21 .272 .323 .325 .648 85 141 4 8 *3/O
1898 32 STL NL 76 314 286 26 74 10 0 1 45 4 20 10 .259 .314 .304 .618 76 87 3 5 3
1898 32 LOU NL 42 161 148 27 44 4 3 0 19 9 9 11 .297 .342 .365 .707 103 54 1 3 3/O
1899 33 TOT NL 43 174 147 14 37 8 1 1 18 3 12 5 .252 .317 .340 .657 80 50 2 13 3/O
1899 33 LOU NL 39 165 138 14 37 8 1 1 18 3 12 5 .268 .336 .362 .698 91 50 2 13 3
1899 33 WHS NL 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /3O
8 Yrs 704 2976 2739 423 756 98 51 25 416 112 173 167 .276 .324 .376 .700 85 1031 21 43
162 Game Avg. 162 685 630 97 174 23 12 6 96 26 40 38 .276 .324 .376 .700 85 237 5
CHC (6 yrs) 543 2327 2158 356 601 76 47 23 334 96 132 141 .278 .325 .389 .714 85 840 15 22
LOU (2 yrs) 81 326 286 41 81 12 4 1 37 12 21 16 .283 .339 .364 .702 97 104 3 16
WHS (1 yr) 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 76 314 286 26 74 10 0 1 45 4 20 10 .259 .314 .304 .618 76 87 3 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
1892 26 CHC NL 78 311 -9 -1 0 -4 -3 -17 -1.7 11 -6 -0.6 .479 .490 -0.2 -0.7 -2 O4
1893 27 CHC NL 81 354 -12 1 0 -4 -2 -17 -1.4 12 -5 -0.2 .483 .492 0.1 -0.5 -1 O34/6
1894 28 CHC NL 93 424 -11 -0 0 -11 -1 -24 -1.7 14 -9 -0.3 .482 .490 0.5 -0.9 2 3O/546
1895 29 CHC NL 73 321 -15 -1 0 -3 -3 -22 -1.8 11 -11 -0.7 .476 .489 -0.4 -0.5 -8 O3/546
1896 30 CHC NL 107 452 -10 -0 0 -3 -5 -18 -1.5 15 -2 0.1 .486 .491 0.3 -0.6 1 O3
1897 31 CHC NL 111 465 -10 -1 0 -7 -5 -23 -2.0 16 -7 -0.4 .482 .488 0.2 -1.0 -0 O3/4
1898 32 STL NL 76 314 -8 -0 0 -5 -1 -14 -1.4 11 -3 -0.3 .482 .492 0.2 -0.6 2 3
1898 32 LOU NL 42 161 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.5 -0.1 5 3/O
1899 33 LOU NL 39 165 -1 -0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .490 .498 0.4 -0.2 4 3
1899 33 WHS NL 4 9 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .441 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /3O
8 Seasons 704 2976 -79 -2 0 -39 -22 -142 -12.0 102 -40 -1.8 .483 .491 1.5 -5.1 -1
CHC (6 yrs) 543 2327 -67 -2 0 -32 -20 -121 -10.0 80 -41 -2.1 .482 .490 0.6 -4.2 -9
LOU (2 yrs) 81 326 -1 -0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.5 11 7 0.7 .495 .499 0.9 -0.3 9
WHS (1 yr) 4 9 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .441 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
STL (1 yr) 76 314 -8 -0 0 -5 -1 -14 -1.4 11 -3 -0.3 .482 .492 0.2 -0.6 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
1892 CHC NL 26 OF 62 97 73 12 12 3 .876 1.37 .912 1.89 0-0-62
1892 CHC NL 26 2B 16 69 22 37 10 3 .855 3.69 .928 5.63
1893 CHC NL 27 OF 33 74 55 10 9 2 .878 1.97 .915 2.18 23-0-10
1893 CHC NL 27 1B 27 260 245 10 5 18 .981 9.44 .978 10.58
1893 CHC NL 27 2B 20 104 32 55 17 5 .837 4.35 .933 5.94
1893 CHC NL 27 SS 2 7 1 4 2 0 .714 2.50 .897 5.55
1894 CHC NL 28 1B 49 465 438 15 12 29 .974 9.24 .976 9.80
1894 CHC NL 28 OF 29 75 54 9 12 0 .840 2.17 .915 2.28 0-23-6
1894 CHC NL 28 3B 8 24 7 10 7 2 .708 2.13 .878 3.48
1894 CHC NL 28 2B 2 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 5.50 .928 5.80
1894 CHC NL 28 SS 1 5 3 1 1 2 .800 4.00 .896 5.70
1895 CHC NL 29 OF 57 111 98 3 10 0 .910 1.77 .917 2.18 25-8-24
1895 CHC NL 29 1B 11 113 110 3 0 10 1.000 10.27 .978 10.10
1895 CHC NL 29 3B 3 12 2 8 2 0 .833 3.33 .872 3.47
1895 CHC NL 29 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.70
1895 CHC NL 29 SS 1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .900 5.60
1896 CHC NL 30 OF 71 152 131 10 11 0 .928 1.99 .933 2.16 67-3-1
1896 CHC NL 30 1B 36 376 351 19 6 25 .984 10.28 .980 10.48
1897 CHC NL 31 OF 75 134 112 12 10 1 .925 1.65 .936 2.09 74-0-1
1897 CHC NL 31 1B 38 422 394 23 5 22 .988 10.97 .980 10.23
1897 CHC NL 31 2B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .935 5.60
1898 TOT NL 32 1B 107 1098 1051 29 18 49 .984 10.09 .977 10.33
1898 STL NL 32 1B 75 805 772 17 16 31 .980 10.52 .977 10.33
1898 LOU NL 32 1B 32 293 279 12 2 18 .993 9.09 .977 10.33
1898 LOU NL 32 OF 6 6 4 1 1 0 .833 0.83 .937 2.08 0-0-6
1899 TOT NL 33 1B 41 466 435 16 15 24 .968 11.00 .977 10.49
1899 LOU NL 33 1B 39 444 415 15 14 23 .968 11.03 .977 10.49
1899 WHS NL 33 1B 2 22 20 1 1 1 .955 10.50 .977 10.50
1899 WHS NL 33 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 0-0-1
8 Seasons OF 334 649 527 57 65 6 .900 1.75 .924 2.11 189-34-111
7 Seasons 1B 309 3200 3024 115 61 177 .981 10.16 .978 10.29
5 Seasons 2B 40 186 59 99 28 8 .849 3.95 .931 5.80
2 Seasons 3B 11 36 9 18 9 2 .750 2.45 .876 3.47
3 Seasons SS 4 16 6 7 3 2 .813 3.25 .898 5.60
8 Seasons TOT 698 4087 3625 296 166 195 .959 5.62 .966 5.98 189-34-111
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

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1898 NL  .984 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1976), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (1003rd), -1.8 career WAR/-1.1 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Gentleman George A. gearge George goerge Decker

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