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Harry Decker

Earle Harry Decker

Positions: Catcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 3, 1864 in Lockport, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1884 (Age 19.355, 993rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1886 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Alleghenys/Cowboys/Wolverines/Quakers/Nationals/... 1884-1890

Last Game: October 3, 1890 (Age 26.030)
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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 19 TOT MLB 27 96 90 9 14 3 0 0 6 .156 .208 .189 .397 40 17 0 O2
1884 19 IND AA 4 16 15 1 4 1 0 0 1 .267 .313 .333 .646 114 5 0 /2
1884 19 KCC UA 23 80 75 8 10 2 0 0 5 .133 .188 .160 .348 24 12 O2
1886 21 TOT NL 21 80 77 2 17 2 1 0 7 0 3 14 .221 .250 .273 .523 60 21 2/5O6
1886 21 DTN NL 14 56 54 2 12 1 0 0 6 0 2 9 .222 .250 .241 .491 49 13 2/O
1886 21 WHS NL 7 24 23 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 .217 .250 .348 .598 87 8 /256
1889 24 PHI NL 11 32 30 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 .100 .156 .100 .256 -30 3 0 /42O
1890 25 TOT NL 97 403 373 57 104 15 3 5 40 12 30 37 .279 .333 .375 .708 116 140 0 23/O46
1890 25 PHI NL 5 23 19 5 7 1 0 0 2 4 4 1 .368 .478 .421 .899 159 8 0 /3O2
1890 25 PIT NL 92 380 354 52 97 14 3 5 38 8 26 36 .274 .324 .373 .697 113 132 0 23/O46
4 Yrs 156 611 570 72 138 20 4 5 49 13 41 56 .242 .293 .318 .611 89 181 0
162 Game Avg. 162 635 592 75 143 21 4 5 51 43 .242 .293 .318 .611 89 188
PHI (2 yrs) 16 55 49 9 10 1 0 0 4 5 6 6 .204 .291 .224 .515 44 11 0
PIT (1 yr) 92 380 354 52 97 14 3 5 38 8 26 36 .274 .324 .373 .697 113 132 0
IND (1 yr) 4 16 15 1 4 1 0 0 1 .267 .313 .333 .646 114 5 0
KCC (1 yr) 23 80 75 8 10 2 0 0 5 .133 .188 .160 .348 24 12
WHS (1 yr) 7 24 23 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 5 .217 .250 .348 .598 87 8
DTN (1 yr) 14 56 54 2 12 1 0 0 6 0 2 9 .222 .250 .241 .491 49 13
NL (3 yrs) 129 515 480 63 124 17 4 5 49 13 35 56 .258 .309 .342 .650 97 164 0
AA (1 yr) 4 16 15 1 4 1 0 0 1 .267 .313 .333 .646 114 5 0
UA (1 yr) 23 80 75 8 10 2 0 0 5 .133 .188 .160 .348 24 12

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 19 IND AA 4 16 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1884 19 KCC UA 23 80 -5 0 0 2 -0 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.5 0.2 -5 O2
1886 21 DTN NL 14 56 -3 0 0 -3 1 -6 -0.5 2 -4 -0.3 .463 .497 -0.0 -0.2 -1 2/O
1886 21 WHS NL 7 24 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .485 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 /256
1889 24 PHI NL 11 32 -6 0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.6 1 -6 -0.5 .447 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -5 /42O
1890 25 PHI NL 5 23 2 0 0 -1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .520 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 /3O2
1890 25 PIT NL 92 380 6 -2 0 -3 4 6 0.3 13 19 1.7 .506 .503 2.1 -0.0 22 23/O46
4 Seasons 156 611 -7 -1 0 -8 6 -10 -1.1 18 8 0.7 .494 .501 1.6 -0.3 16
PHI (2 yrs) 16 55 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.5 2 -4 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -2
PIT (1 yr) 92 380 6 -2 0 -3 4 6 0.3 13 19 1.7 .506 .503 2.1 -0.0 22
IND (1 yr) 4 16 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 0.1 -0.1 1
KCC (1 yr) 23 80 -5 0 0 2 -0 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.5 0.2 -5
WHS (1 yr) 7 24 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .485 .499 0.1 -0.1 1
DTN (1 yr) 14 56 -3 0 0 -3 1 -6 -0.5 2 -4 -0.3 .463 .497 -0.0 -0.2 -1

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 TOT MLB 19 C 15 92 70 15 7 3 .924 5.67 .899 8.11 25 0 0
1884 IND AA 19 C 4 23 17 3 3 1 .870 5.00 .913 7.45 9 0 0
1884 KCC UA 19 OF 16 32 20 6 6 1 .813 1.63 .816 1.53 6-4-6
1884 KCC UA 19 C 11 69 53 12 4 2 .942 5.91 .895 8.35 16 0 0
1886 TOT NL 21 C 18 176 114 42 20 1 .886 8.67 .918 7.16 21 0 0
1886 DTN NL 21 C 14 139 89 32 18 1 .871 8.64 .918 7.16 15 0 0
1886 DTN NL 21 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 1-0-0
1886 WHS NL 21 C 4 37 25 10 2 0 .946 8.75 .918 7.15 6 0 0
1886 WHS NL 21 3B 2 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 3.50 .866 3.25
1886 WHS NL 21 SS 1 4 0 1 3 0 .250 1.00 .880 4.40
1889 PHI NL 24 2B 7 35 13 17 5 3 .857 4.29 .925 6.16
1889 PHI NL 24 C 3 18 12 3 3 1 .833 5.00 .910 6.00 0 0 0
1889 PHI NL 24 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 2.00 1-0-0
1890 TOT NL 25 C 71 375 269 72 34 5 .909 4.80 .926 6.10 38 210 74 26% 37%
1890 TOT NL 25 1B 18 185 173 7 5 15 .973 10.00 .976 10.36
1890 TOT NL 25 OF 6 21 15 0 6 0 .714 2.50 .914 1.90 4-0-2
1890 PHI NL 25 1B 2 16 14 1 1 2 .938 7.50 .976 10.35
1890 PHI NL 25 OF 2 7 3 0 4 0 .429 1.50 .914 1.90 2-0-0
1890 PHI NL 25 C 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .925 6.10 2 1 0 0% 37%
1890 PIT NL 25 C 70 373 267 72 34 5 .909 4.84 .926 6.10 36 209 74 26% 37%
1890 PIT NL 25 1B 16 169 159 6 4 13 .976 10.31 .976 10.36
1890 PIT NL 25 OF 4 14 12 0 2 0 .857 3.00 .914 1.90 2-0-2
1890 PIT NL 25 2B 1 5 1 2 2 0 .600 3.00 .924 5.50
1890 PIT NL 25 SS 1 9 1 6 2 2 .778 7.00 .902 5.30
4 Seasons C 107 661 465 132 64 10 .903 5.58 .920 6.56 84 210 74 26% 37%
4 Seasons OF 24 54 36 6 12 1 .778 1.75 .856 1.65 12-4-8
1 Season 1B 18 185 173 7 5 15 .973 10.00 .976 10.36
2 Seasons 2B 8 40 14 19 7 3 .825 4.13 .925 6.08
1 Season 3B 2 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 3.50 .866 3.25
2 Seasons SS 2 13 1 7 5 2 .615 4.00 .895 4.85
4 Seasons TOT 161 960 693 174 93 31 .903 5.39 .926 6.16 12-4-8 84 210 74 26% 37%
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

AB per HR s c a p y
1890 NL  74.6 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1890 NL  71 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1890 NL  34 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1890 NL  38 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1890 NL  210 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1884 AA  born 1864-09-03 (8th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Earle hal Harry Decker

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