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Tommy Dowd

Thomas Jefferson Dowd (Buttermilk Tommy)

Positions: Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 173 lb.

Born: April 20, 1869 in Holyoke, MA
Schools: Brown University (Providence, RI), College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), Georgetown University (Washington, DC) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1891 (Age 21.353)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Spiders/Senators/Americans/Statesmen/... 1891-1901

Final Game: September 28, 1901 (Age 32.161)
Died: July 2, 1933 in Holyoke, MA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Holyoke, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 2, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1584. Jim Fogarty… #1585. Gene Freese… #1586. Gary Disarcina… #1587. TOMMY DOWD… #1588. Howie Shanks… #1589. Wil Cordero… #1590. Babe Dahlgren… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 22 TOT AA 116 496 475 67 121 9 10 1 44 39 19 45 .255 .286 .322 .608 78 153 2 *4/O
1891 22 BOS AA 4 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 -48 1 0 /O
1891 22 WAS AA 112 485 464 66 120 9 10 1 44 39 19 44 .259 .291 .328 .618 81 152 2 *4/O
1892 23 WHS NL 144 619 584 94 142 9 10 1 50 49 34 49 .243 .286 .298 .584 79 174 1 4O5/6
1893 24 STL NL 132 632 581 114 164 18 7 1 54 59 49 23 .282 .340 .343 .683 81 199 2 *O/4
1894 25 STL NL 123 589 524 92 142 16 8 4 62 31 54 33 .271 .341 .355 .696 69 186 2 9 *O/45
1895 26 STL NL 130 546 508 95 164 19 17 7 74 32 31 31 .323 .365 .469 .834 115 238 3 4 *O5/4
1896 27 STL NL 126 576 521 93 138 17 11 5 46 40 42 19 .265 .322 .369 .691 85 192 2 11 4O
1897 28 TOT NL 126 575 536 93 152 23 5 0 52 41 25 16 .284 .316 .345 .661 76 185 0 14 *O4
1897 28 STL NL 35 157 145 25 38 9 1 0 9 11 6 6 .262 .291 .338 .629 68 49 0 6 O/4
1897 28 PHI NL 91 418 391 68 114 14 4 0 43 30 19 10 .292 .324 .348 .672 80 136 0 8 O4
1898 29 STL NL 139 635 586 70 143 17 7 0 32 16 30 26 .244 .287 .297 .584 66 174 5 14 *O4
1899 30 CLV NL 147 659 605 81 168 17 6 2 35 28 48 10 .278 .333 .336 .668 92 203 2 4 *O
1901 32 BOS AL 138 642 594 104 159 18 7 3 52 33 38 22 .268 .315 .337 .652 81 200 3 7 *O/35
10 Yrs 1321 5969 5514 903 1493 163 88 24 501 368 370 274 .271 .319 .345 .664 82 1904 22 63
162 Game Avg. 162 732 676 111 183 20 11 3 61 45 45 34 .271 .319 .345 .664 82 233 3
STL (6 yrs) 685 3135 2865 489 789 96 51 17 277 189 212 138 .275 .328 .362 .691 82 1038 14 44
WHS (2 yrs) 256 1104 1048 160 262 18 20 2 94 88 53 93 .250 .288 .311 .599 80 326 3
PHI (1 yr) 91 418 391 68 114 14 4 0 43 30 19 10 .292 .324 .348 .672 80 136 0 8
BOS (1 yr) 138 642 594 104 159 18 7 3 52 33 38 22 .268 .315 .337 .652 81 200 3 7
CLV (1 yr) 147 659 605 81 168 17 6 2 35 28 48 10 .278 .333 .336 .668 92 203 2 4
BOS (1 yr) 4 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 -48 1 0
NL (8 yrs) 1067 4831 4445 732 1213 136 71 20 405 296 313 207 .273 .323 .349 .672 83 1551 17 56
AA (1 yr) 116 496 475 67 121 9 10 1 44 39 19 45 .255 .286 .322 .608 78 153 2
AL (1 yr) 138 642 594 104 159 18 7 3 52 33 38 22 .268 .315 .337 .652 81 200 3 7

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 22 BOS AA 4 11 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .427 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /O
1891 22 WAS AA 112 485 -13 3 0 -20 2 -28 -2.4 12 -17 -1.2 .479 .485 0.4 -1.5 3 *4/O
1892 23 WHS NL 144 619 -15 4 0 -10 1 -20 -2.0 21 1 0.2 .487 .488 1.2 -0.8 11 4O5/6
1893 24 STL NL 132 632 -16 5 0 3 -8 -16 -1.3 21 5 0.7 .491 .492 0.5 -0.4 2 *O/4
1894 25 STL NL 123 589 -31 -0 0 -1 -7 -39 -2.9 19 -20 -1.0 .477 .482 -0.9 -0.6 -19 *O/45
1895 26 STL NL 130 546 8 0 0 -7 -6 -5 -0.4 19 14 1.5 .497 .498 2.0 -1.0 21 $1,700 *O5/4
1896 27 STL NL 126 576 -12 3 0 -11 -1 -22 -1.8 19 -3 0.1 .486 .489 1.0 -1.0 8 4O
1897 28 STL NL 35 157 -8 1 0 -4 -1 -12 -1.0 5 -7 -0.5 .471 .494 -0.2 -0.5 -3 O/4
1897 28 PHI NL 91 418 -11 2 0 -8 -4 -21 -1.8 14 -7 -0.4 .481 .489 0.3 -1.0 1 O4
1898 29 STL NL 139 635 -27 -1 0 -10 -7 -45 -4.4 21 -24 -2.2 .469 .473 -1.2 -1.7 -14 *O4
1899 30 CLV NL 147 659 -1 -1 0 -12 -6 -20 -1.9 22 2 0.3 .488 .489 1.5 -1.7 14 *O
1901 32 BOS AL 138 642 -13 0 0 8 -7 -12 -1.1 21 9 1.0 .492 .493 0.2 0.1 1 *O/35
10 Seasons 1321 5969 -141 17 0 -73 -46 -244 -21.3 194 -50 -1.7 .484 .488 4.7 -10.2 23 $1,700
STL (6 yrs) 685 3135 -85 9 0 -30 -32 -138 -11.8 104 -35 -1.4 .483 .487 1.3 -5.2 -5 $1,700
WHS (2 yrs) 256 1104 -29 7 0 -30 3 -48 -4.3 33 -16 -1.0 .483 .487 1.6 -2.3 14
PHI (1 yr) 91 418 -11 2 0 -8 -4 -21 -1.8 14 -7 -0.4 .481 .489 0.3 -1.0 1
BOS (1 yr) 138 642 -13 0 0 8 -7 -12 -1.1 21 9 1.0 .492 .493 0.2 0.1 1
CLV (1 yr) 147 659 -1 -1 0 -12 -6 -20 -1.9 22 2 0.3 .488 .489 1.5 -1.7 14
BOS (1 yr) 4 11 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .427 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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 Awards
1891 TOT AA 22 OF 9 11 10 0 1 0 .909 1.11 .908 1.88 5-0-4
1891 BOS AA 22 OF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.88 0-0-4
1891 WAS AA 22 2B 107 584 230 287 67 38 .885 4.83 .914 5.34
1891 WAS AA 22 OF 5 11 10 0 1 0 .909 2.00 .908 1.88 5-0-0
1892 WHS NL 23 2B 98 530 208 264 58 33 .891 4.82 .928 5.63
1892 WHS NL 23 OF 23 44 35 3 6 2 .864 1.65 .912 1.89 7-0-16
1892 WHS NL 23 3B 18 73 24 35 14 1 .808 3.28 .879 3.58
1892 WHS NL 23 SS 6 35 16 13 6 3 .829 4.83 .897 5.37
1893 STL NL 24 OF 132 267 225 27 15 9 .944 1.91 .915 2.18 64-5-63
1893 STL NL 24 2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .930 5.90
1894 STL NL 25 OF 117 229 199 14 16 4 .930 1.82 .915 2.30 48-0-69
1894 STL NL 25 2B 7 43 20 19 4 2 .907 5.57 .928 5.83
1894 STL NL 25 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.50
1895 STL NL 26 OF 116 249 220 11 18 3 .928 1.99 .917 2.18 14-36-66
1895 STL NL 26 3B 17 50 15 26 9 0 .820 2.41 .872 3.48
1895 STL NL 26 2B 2 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .932 5.70
1896 STL NL 27 2B 78 437 182 220 35 22 .920 5.15 .940 5.53
1896 STL NL 27 OF 48 123 111 4 8 2 .935 2.40 .933 2.16 0-48-0
1897 TOT NL 28 OF 103 207 181 9 17 3 .918 1.84 .936 2.10 0-53-50
1897 TOT NL 28 2B 24 142 56 71 15 5 .894 5.29 .936 5.62
1897 STL NL 28 OF 30 71 65 0 6 0 .915 2.17 .936 2.10 0-30-0
1897 STL NL 28 2B 5 22 9 9 4 0 .818 3.60 .936 5.62
1897 PHI NL 28 OF 73 136 116 9 11 3 .919 1.71 .936 2.10 0-23-50
1897 PHI NL 28 2B 19 120 47 62 11 5 .908 5.74 .936 5.62
1898 STL NL 29 OF 129 238 208 11 19 3 .920 1.70 .937 2.08 9-42-82
1898 STL NL 29 2B 11 57 23 28 6 3 .895 4.64 .943 5.62
1899 CLV NL 30 OF 147 368 341 10 17 2 .954 2.39 .944 2.15 0-147-0
1901 BOS AL 32 OF 137 319 288 11 20 3 .937 2.18 .931 2.03 137-0-0
1901 BOS AL 32 1B 2 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 .974 10.75
1901 BOS AL 32 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 3.60
10 Seasons OF 961 2055 1818 100 137 31 .933 2.00 .929 2.14 284-331-350
8 Seasons 2B 328 1802 724 892 186 103 .897 4.93 .927 5.52
4 Seasons 3B 37 124 40 61 23 1 .815 2.73 .876 3.53
1 Season SS 6 35 16 13 6 3 .829 4.83 .897 5.37
1 Season 1B 2 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 .974 10.75
10 Seasons TOT 1334 4030 2611 1067 352 138 .913 2.76 .926 3.03 284-331-350
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

Games Played s c a p y
1893 NL  132 (6th)
1901 AL  138 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1893 NL  581 (5th)
1899 NL  605 (6th)
1901 AL  594 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1893 NL  632 (6th)
1899 NL  659 (10th)
1901 AL  642 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1901 AL  104 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1895 NL  17 (8th)
Career  88 (224th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1893 NL  59 (2nd)
1901 AL  33 (10th)
Career  368 (96th)

Singles s c a p y
1893 NL  138 (9th)
1901 AL  131 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1897 NL  33.5 (8th)
1899 NL  60.5 (4th)
Career  20.1 (119th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1893 NL  417 (4th)
1894 NL  391 (9th)
1896 NL  394 (5th)
1897 NL  398 (4th)
1898 NL  457 (2nd)
1899 NL  441 (5th)
1901 AL  442 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1891 AA  107 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1891 AA  230 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1891 AA  67 (2nd)
1892 NL  58 (2nd)
Career  186 (75th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1891 AA  38 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  132 (2nd)
1899 NL  147 (5th)
1901 AL  137 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1899 NL  341 (4th)
1901 AL  288 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  27 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1901 AL  20 (5th)
Career  137 (93rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  9 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  .944 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1282), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1353), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (472nd), -1.7 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1895 26 St. Louis Browns $1,700 ? 3/7/1896 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,700
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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Name and misspellings: Buttermilk Thomas Jefferson tommie Tommy Dowd

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