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Buttercup Dickerson

Lewis Pessano Dickerson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: October 11, 1858 in Tyaskin, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1878 (Age 19.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RubyLegs/Reds/PittsburghAlleghenys/Maroons/Trojans/... 1878-1885

Final Game: June 1, 1885 (Age 26.233)
Died: July 23, 1920 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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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
1878 19 CIN NL 29 123 123 17 38 5 1 0 9 0 7 .309 .309 .366 .675 130 45 O
1879 20 CIN NL 81 353 350 73 102 18 14 2 57 3 27 .291 .297 .440 .737 142 154 *O
1880 21 TOT NL 61 255 252 37 62 10 8 0 30 3 5 .246 .255 .349 .604 97 88 *O/6
1880 21 TRO NL 30 121 119 15 23 2 2 0 10 2 3 .193 .207 .244 .450 49 29 O/6
1880 21 WOR NL 31 134 133 22 39 8 6 0 20 1 2 .293 .299 .444 .742 140 59 O
1881 22 WOR NL 80 375 367 48 116 18 6 1 31 8 8 .316 .331 .406 .737 124 149 *O
1883 24 PIT AA 85 372 354 62 88 15 1 0 18 .249 .285 .297 .582 94 105 *O/64
1884 25 TOT MLB 67 312 295 64 93 17 4 1 15 .315 .353 .410 .763 153 121 2 *O/5
1884 25 TOT AA 21 93 84 15 16 2 3 1 7 .190 .269 .321 .590 91 27 2 O/5
1884 25 SLM UA 46 219 211 49 77 15 1 0 8 .365 .388 .445 .834 180 94 O/5
1884 25 BAL AA 13 62 56 9 12 2 1 0 4 .214 .290 .286 .576 85 16 2 O/5
1884 25 LOU AA 8 31 28 6 4 0 2 1 3 .143 .226 .393 .619 102 11 0 /O
1885 26 BUF NL 5 22 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 .048 .091 .095 .186 -40 2 /O
7 Yrs 408 1812 1762 302 500 84 34 4 127 48 51 .284 .304 .377 .680 121 664 2
162 Game Avg. 162 719 700 120 199 33 14 2 50 19 .284 .304 .377 .680 121 264
CIN (2 yrs) 110 476 473 90 140 23 15 2 66 3 34 .296 .300 .421 .721 139 199
WOR (2 yrs) 111 509 500 70 155 26 12 1 51 9 10 .310 .322 .416 .738 128 208
LOU (1 yr) 8 31 28 6 4 0 2 1 3 .143 .226 .393 .619 102 11 0
TRO (1 yr) 30 121 119 15 23 2 2 0 10 2 3 .193 .207 .244 .450 49 29
BUF (1 yr) 5 22 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 .048 .091 .095 .186 -40 2
SLM (1 yr) 46 219 211 49 77 15 1 0 8 .365 .388 .445 .834 180 94
PIT (1 yr) 85 372 354 62 88 15 1 0 18 .249 .285 .297 .582 94 105
BAL (1 yr) 13 62 56 9 12 2 1 0 4 .214 .290 .286 .576 85 16 2
NL (5 yrs) 256 1128 1113 176 319 52 29 3 127 15 51 .287 .296 .394 .690 121 438
AA (2 yrs) 106 465 438 77 104 17 4 1 25 .237 .282 .301 .583 93 132 2
UA (1 yr) 46 219 211 49 77 15 1 0 8 .365 .388 .445 .834 180 94

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
1878 19 CIN NL 29 123 4 0 0 1 -2 4 0.3 4 8 0.8 .512 .502 0.7 -0.1 7 O
1879 20 CIN NL 81 353 15 0 0 -2 -5 8 0.7 12 20 1.9 .509 .505 2.2 -0.7 22 *O
1880 21 TRO NL 30 121 -6 0 0 4 -2 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .489 .498 -0.3 0.2 -3 O/6
1880 21 WOR NL 31 134 6 0 0 -1 -2 3 0.3 4 7 0.8 .510 .502 0.9 -0.3 8 O
1881 22 WOR NL 80 375 11 0 0 1 -5 7 0.6 12 19 1.9 .508 .504 1.8 -0.4 18 *O
1883 24 PIT AA 85 372 1 0 0 -8 -4 -11 -1.0 8 -4 -0.2 .488 .494 0.5 -1.0 4 *O/64
1884 25 SLM UA 46 219 18 0 0 6 -3 21 2.0 0 21 2.1 .542 .512 1.4 0.4 15 $2,200 O/5
1884 25 BAL AA 13 62 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 O/5
1884 25 LOU AA 8 31 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 /O
1885 26 BUF NL 5 22 -3 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .426 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /O
7 Seasons 408 1812 45 0 0 1 -23 23 1.9 47 69 7.0 .505 .502 6.9 -2.0 68 $2,200
CIN (2 yrs) 110 476 19 0 0 -1 -7 11 1.0 16 28 2.7 .510 .504 2.9 -0.8 29
WOR (2 yrs) 111 509 17 0 0 0 -7 10 0.9 16 26 2.6 .509 .504 2.7 -0.7 26
LOU (1 yr) 8 31 0 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.0 -0.1 0
TRO (1 yr) 30 121 -6 0 0 4 -2 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .489 .498 -0.3 0.2 -3
BUF (1 yr) 5 22 -3 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .426 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3
SLM (1 yr) 46 219 18 0 0 6 -3 21 2.0 0 21 2.1 .542 .512 1.4 0.4 15 $2,200
PIT (1 yr) 85 372 1 0 0 -8 -4 -11 -1.0 8 -4 -0.2 .488 .494 0.5 -1.0 4
BAL (1 yr) 13 62 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -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
1878 CIN NL 19 OF 29 65 56 1 8 0 .877 1.97 .834 1.77 10-19-0
1879 CIN NL 20 OF 81 191 144 9 38 1 .801 1.89 .838 1.89 81-0-0
1880 TOT NL 21 OF 61 154 125 11 18 5 .883 2.23 .855 1.85 0-60-1
1880 TRO NL 21 OF 30 93 77 7 9 3 .903 2.80 .855 1.85 0-29-1
1880 TRO NL 21 SS 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .880 4.40
1880 WOR NL 21 OF 31 61 48 4 9 2 .852 1.68 .855 1.85 0-31-0
1881 WOR NL 22 OF 80 203 153 28 22 6 .892 2.26 .871 2.06 79-0-1
1883 PIT AA 24 OF 78 168 106 28 34 2 .798 1.72 .851 1.80 1-30-47
1883 PIT AA 24 SS 8 33 9 14 10 0 .697 2.88 .836 3.94
1883 PIT AA 24 2B 2 8 3 3 2 1 .750 3.00 .878 6.10
1884 TOT MLB 25 OF 62 119 91 15 13 2 .891 1.71 .825 1.57 43-5-15
1884 TOT MLB 25 3B 5 18 8 6 4 0 .778 2.80 .781 3.02
1884 TOT AA 25 OF 20 33 26 3 4 0 .879 1.45 .847 1.64 1-5-15
1884 SLM UA 25 OF 42 86 65 12 9 2 .895 1.83 .816 1.53 42-0-0
1884 SLM UA 25 3B 4 17 8 6 3 0 .824 3.50 .777 3.02
1884 BAL AA 25 OF 12 17 15 1 1 0 .941 1.33 .847 1.64 0-0-12
1884 BAL AA 25 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .850 3.00
1884 LOU AA 25 OF 8 16 11 2 3 0 .813 1.63 .847 1.64 1-5-3
1885 BUF NL 26 OF 5 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 1.60 .881 1.84 2-3-0
7 Seasons OF 396 908 681 94 133 16 .854 1.96 .849 1.84 216-117-64
2 Seasons SS 9 35 10 15 10 0 .714 2.78 .839 3.99
1 Season 3B 5 18 8 6 4 0 .778 2.80 .781 3.02
1 Season 2B 2 8 3 3 2 1 .750 3.00 .878 6.10
7 Seasons TOT 412 969 702 118 149 17 .846 1.99 .848 1.92 216-117-64
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1884 UA  2.1 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1881 NL  .316 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1879 NL  .440 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1879 NL  .737 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1881 NL  367 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1881 NL  375 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1879 NL  73 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1881 NL  116 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1879 NL  154 (6th)
1881 NL  149 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1879 NL  14 (1st)
1880 NL  8 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  2 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1879 NL  57 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
1881 NL  91 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1879 NL  142 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1879 NL  46 (9th)
1881 NL  49 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  14 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1879 NL  1.6 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  34 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1881 NL  124 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1880 NL  50.4 (3rd)
1881 NL  45.9 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1879 NL  175.0 (8th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1879 NL  81 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  28 (4th)
1883 AA  28 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1879 NL  38 (2nd)
1883 AA  34 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1880 NL  5 (2nd)
1881 NL  6 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1880 NL  2.23 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1858-10-11 (4th)
1879 NL  born 1858-10-11 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 24 (935), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2301), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Left Field (258th), 7.0 career WAR/7.0 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1884 25 St. Louis Maroons $2,200 ? 11/14/83 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,200
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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