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Kid Elberfeld

Norman Arthur Elberfeld (The Tabasco Kid)

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: April 13, 1875 in Pomeroy, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 1898 (Age 23.047)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Tigers/Senators/Reds/Robins/... 1898-1914

Final Game: September 24, 1914 (Age 39.164)
Died: January 13, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN
Buried: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, TN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 26, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #527. Shane Victorino… #528. Kip Selbach… #529. Buddy Lewis… #530. KID ELBERFELD… #531. Hank Bauer… #532. Arlie Latham… #533. Max Bishop… 

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
1898 23 PHI NL 14 52 38 1 9 4 0 0 7 0 5 5 .237 .420 .342 .762 122 13 7 2 5
1899 24 CIN NL 41 166 138 23 36 4 2 0 22 5 15 6 .261 .378 .319 .697 90 44 11 2 65
1901 26 DET AL 121 508 432 76 133 21 11 3 76 23 57 18 .308 .397 .428 .825 124 185 7 12 *6
1902 27 DET AL 130 562 488 70 127 17 6 1 64 19 55 10 .260 .348 .326 .674 84 159 11 8 *6
1903 28 TOT AL 125 534 481 78 145 23 8 0 64 22 33 17 .301 .365 .383 .747 121 184 15 5 *6/5
1903 28 DET AL 35 149 132 29 45 5 3 0 19 6 11 5 .341 .412 .424 .836 156 56 5 1 6/5
1903 28 NYY AL 90 385 349 49 100 18 5 0 45 16 22 12 .287 .346 .367 .713 109 128 10 4 6
1904 29 NYY AL 122 511 445 55 117 13 5 2 46 18 37 20 .263 .337 .328 .665 106 146 13 16 *6
1905 30 NYY AL 111 449 390 48 102 18 2 0 53 18 23 16 .262 .329 .318 .647 96 124 16 20 *6
1906 31 NYY AL 99 393 346 59 106 11 5 2 31 19 30 19 .306 .378 .384 .763 129 133 10 7 6
1907 32 NYY AL 120 505 447 61 121 17 6 0 51 22 36 7 .271 .343 .336 .678 109 150 13 9 *6
1908 33 NYY AL 19 69 56 11 11 3 0 0 5 1 6 3 .196 .328 .250 .578 88 14 5 2 6
1909 34 NYY AL 106 431 379 47 90 9 5 0 26 23 28 17 .237 .314 .288 .601 89 109 14 10 65
1910 35 WSH AL 127 515 455 53 114 9 2 2 42 19 35 18 .251 .322 .292 .614 97 133 13 12 *54/6
1911 36 WSH AL 127 507 404 58 110 19 4 0 47 24 65 5 .272 .405 .339 .744 110 137 25 13 45
1914 39 BRO NL 30 71 62 7 14 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 .226 .304 .242 .546 62 15 5 1 6/4
14 Yrs 1292 5273 4561 647 1235 169 56 10 535 213 427 165 .271 .355 .339 .694 105 1546 165 119
162 Game Avg. 162 661 572 81 155 21 7 1 67 27 54 21 .271 .355 .339 .694 105 194 21 15
NYY (7 yrs) 667 2743 2412 330 647 89 28 4 257 117 182 94 .268 .340 .333 .674 106 804 81 68
DET (3 yrs) 286 1219 1052 175 305 43 20 4 159 48 123 33 .290 .376 .380 .757 109 400 23 21
WSH (2 yrs) 254 1022 859 111 224 28 6 2 89 43 100 23 .261 .363 .314 .677 104 270 38 25
BRO (1 yr) 30 71 62 7 14 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 .226 .304 .242 .546 62 15 5 1
CIN (1 yr) 41 166 138 23 36 4 2 0 22 5 15 6 .261 .378 .319 .697 90 44 11 2
PHI (1 yr) 14 52 38 1 9 4 0 0 7 0 5 5 .237 .420 .342 .762 122 13 7 2
AL (11 yrs) 1207 4984 4323 616 1176 160 54 10 505 208 405 150 .272 .354 .341 .695 106 1474 142 114
NL (3 yrs) 85 289 238 31 59 9 2 0 30 5 22 15 .248 .367 .303 .670 89 72 23 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
1898 23 PHI NL 14 52 2 0 0 -2 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .506 .500 0.4 -0.2 5 5
1899 24 CIN NL 41 166 0 -0 0 -3 2 -1 -0.1 6 4 0.5 .497 .499 0.7 -0.1 7 65
1901 26 DET AL 121 508 18 -1 0 -2 8 23 2.0 18 41 3.8 .517 .513 4.0 0.6 43 *6
1902 27 DET AL 130 562 -7 -1 0 3 9 4 0.3 20 24 2.3 .503 .502 2.1 1.1 21 *6
1903 28 DET AL 35 149 10 -0 0 2 2 13 1.4 5 19 2.0 .541 .509 1.8 0.4 17 6/5
1903 28 NYY AL 90 385 5 -0 0 0 6 11 1.1 13 24 2.6 .513 .507 2.7 0.6 24 6
1904 29 NYY AL 122 511 5 -1 0 15 8 28 3.3 18 46 5.4 .528 .521 3.6 2.8 31 *6
1905 30 NYY AL 111 449 0 -0 0 -5 7 2 0.2 16 18 2.0 .502 .502 2.5 0.2 23 *6
1906 31 NYY AL 99 393 13 -1 0 -2 7 17 2.0 14 31 3.5 .520 .512 3.7 0.6 33 6
1907 32 NYY AL 120 505 7 -0 0 -4 8 10 1.2 18 28 3.1 .510 .508 3.5 0.5 32 *6
1908 33 NYY AL 19 69 0 -0 0 -2 1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.4 -0.1 4 6
1909 34 NYY AL 106 431 -2 0 0 1 6 5 0.5 15 20 2.2 .506 .504 2.1 0.7 19 65
1910 35 WSH AL 127 515 2 -1 0 1 4 6 0.6 19 25 2.7 .505 .504 2.6 0.5 24 *54/6
1911 36 WSH AL 127 507 14 -1 0 -7 2 8 0.9 19 27 2.8 .506 .505 3.4 -0.5 34 45
1914 39 BRO NL 30 71 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .489 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 6/4
14 Seasons 1292 5273 65 -7 0 -7 71 122 12.8 189 312 32.9 .510 .507 33.7 7.1 319
NYY (7 yrs) 667 2743 28 -2 0 3 43 72 8.1 98 170 18.8 .513 .509 18.5 5.3 167
DET (3 yrs) 286 1219 21 -3 0 3 19 40 3.7 43 84 8.1 .513 .507 7.8 2.1 81
WSH (2 yrs) 254 1022 16 -2 0 -6 6 14 1.4 38 52 5.5 .506 .505 6.0 0.0 58
BRO (1 yr) 30 71 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .489 .498 0.1 -0.1 1
CIN (1 yr) 41 166 0 -0 0 -3 2 -1 -0.1 6 4 0.5 .497 .499 0.7 -0.1 7
PHI (1 yr) 14 52 2 0 0 -2 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .506 .500 0.4 -0.2 5

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 Awards
1898 PHI NL 23 3B 14 39 13 18 8 1 .795 2.21 .902 3.48
1899 CIN NL 24 SS 24 131 48 67 16 6 .878 4.79 .910 5.66
1899 CIN NL 24 3B 18 76 26 41 9 3 .882 3.72 .902 3.59
1901 DET AL 26 SS 121 819 332 411 76 62 .907 6.14 .898 5.34
1902 DET AL 27 SS 130 852 326 459 67 63 .921 6.04 .928 5.74
1903 TOT AL 28 SS 124 767 295 410 62 51 .919 5.69 .913 5.28
1903 DET AL 28 SS 34 206 73 119 14 11 .932 5.65 .913 5.28
1903 DET AL 28 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 3.20
1903 NYY AL 28 SS 90 561 222 291 48 40 .914 5.70 .913 5.28
1904 NYY AL 29 SS 122 717 237 432 48 44 .933 5.48 .934 5.30
1905 NYY AL 30 SS 108 618 244 317 57 35 .908 5.19 .931 5.26
1906 NYY AL 31 SS 98 559 200 317 42 18 .925 5.28 .934 5.58
1907 NYY AL 32 SS 118 747 295 400 52 31 .930 5.89 .934 5.71
1908 NYY AL 33 SS 17 95 36 51 8 2 .916 5.12 .927 5.54
1909 NYY AL 34 SS 61 331 134 178 19 24 .943 5.11 .925 5.35
1909 NYY AL 34 3B 44 160 62 91 7 6 .956 3.48 .931 3.41
1910 WSH AL 35 3B 113 384 139 223 22 15 .943 3.20 .931 3.48
1910 WSH AL 35 2B 10 41 21 17 3 1 .927 3.80 .945 5.02
1910 WSH AL 35 SS 3 15 6 5 4 1 .733 3.67 .928 5.33
1911 WSH AL 36 2B 68 347 146 186 15 23 .957 4.88 .949 5.16
1911 WSH AL 36 3B 52 219 87 116 16 11 .927 3.90 .929 3.32
1914 BRO NL 39 SS 18 12 10 71 31 33 7 6 .901 3.56 .925 5.38
1914 BRO NL 39 2B 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .950 5.20
12 Seasons SS 944 12 10 5722 2184 3080 458 343 .920 5.58 .924 5.46
6 Seasons 3B 242 879 328 489 62 36 .929 3.38 .927 3.44
3 Seasons 2B 79 0 0 392 169 205 18 24 .954 4.73 .949 5.14
14 Seasons TOT 1265 12 10 6993 2681 3774 538 403 .923 5.10 .925 5.05
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1903 AL  4.6 (7th)
1904 AL  5.4 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1901 AL  3.9 (8th)
1903 AL  4.5 (6th)
1906 AL  3.7 (10th)
1907 AL  3.5 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1902 AL  1.1 (9th)
1903 AL  1.0 (8th)
1904 AL  2.8 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1903 AL  .301 (10th)
1906 AL  .306 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1901 AL  .397 (6th)
1903 AL  .365 (10th)
1906 AL  .378 (3rd)
1911 AL  .405 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1901 AL  .825 (9th)
1906 AL  .763 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1901 AL  57 (7th)
1902 AL  55 (10th)
1911 AL  65 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1901 AL  .649 (10th)
1906 AL  .704 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 AL  11 (2nd)
1903 AL  15 (1st)
1904 AL  13 (3rd)
1905 AL  16 (2nd)
1906 AL  10 (3rd)
1907 AL  13 (3rd)
1909 AL  14 (4th)
1910 AL  13 (5th)
1911 AL  25 (1st)
Career  165 (18th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1902 AL  48.8 (6th)
1903 AL  28.3 (3rd)
1904 AL  22.3 (4th)
1905 AL  24.4 (3rd)
1907 AL  63.9 (1st)
1909 AL  22.3 (4th)
1910 AL  25.3 (2nd)
1911 AL  80.8 (1st)
Career  27.6 (32nd)

Assistss c a p y
1902 AL  459 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1901 AL  76 (2nd)
1902 AL  67 (2nd)
1903 AL  62 (3rd)
1905 AL  57 (4th)
1907 AL  52 (4th)
Career  538 (65th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  139 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  223 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  15 (5th)
1911 AL  11 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  121 (3rd)
1902 AL  130 (4th)
1907 AL  118 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  332 (1st)
1902 AL  326 (3rd)
1903 AL  295 (3rd)
1907 AL  295 (3rd)
Career  2,184 (87th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  411 (3rd)
1902 AL  459 (4th)
1903 AL  410 (5th)
1904 AL  432 (5th)
1907 AL  400 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  76 (2nd)
1902 AL  67 (2nd)
1903 AL  62 (3rd)
1904 AL  48 (4th)
1905 AL  57 (4th)
1906 AL  42 (5th)
1907 AL  52 (2nd)
Career  458 (30th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  62 (1st)
1902 AL  63 (4th)
1903 AL  51 (3rd)
1904 AL  44 (3rd)
1907 AL  31 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  .943 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  6.14 (1st)
1902 AL  6.04 (2nd)
1903 AL  5.69 (1st)
1904 AL  5.48 (5th)
1905 AL  5.19 (5th)
1907 AL  5.89 (2nd)
Career  5.58 (14th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1901 AL  .907 (4th)
1903 AL  .919 (5th)
1904 AL  .933 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1911 AL  born 1875-04-13 (9th)
1914 NL  born 1875-04-13 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1580), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (783), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (59th), 32.9 career WAR/25.8 7yr-peak WAR/29.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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