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Roy Ellam

Roy Ellam (Whitey or Slippery)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 203 lb.

Born: February 8, 1886 in Conshohocken, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1909 (Age 23.222, 3,239th in MLB history)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds 1909-1918

Final Game: August 29, 1918 (Age 32.202)
Died: October 28, 1948 in Conshohocken, PA
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA
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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
1909 23 CIN NL 10 29 21 4 4 0 1 1 4 1 7 5 .190 .393 .429 .821 156 9 0 1 /6
1918 32 PIT NL 26 105 77 9 10 1 1 0 2 2 17 17 .130 .302 .169 .471 42 13 2 5 6
2 Yrs 36 134 98 13 14 1 2 1 6 3 24 22 .143 .323 .224 .547 66 22 2 6
162 Game Avg. 162 603 441 59 63 5 9 5 27 14 108 99 .143 .323 .224 .547 66 99 9 27
CIN (1 yr) 10 29 21 4 4 0 1 1 4 1 7 5 .190 .393 .429 .821 156 9 0 1
PIT (1 yr) 26 105 77 9 10 1 1 0 2 2 17 17 .130 .302 .169 .471 42 13 2 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
1909 23 CIN NL 10 29 2 -0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 /6
1918 32 PIT NL 26 105 -5 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .484 .497 -0.1 0.2 -0 6
2 Seasons 36 134 -3 -0 0 -1 2 -2 -0.3 4 2 0.1 .492 .498 0.2 0.2 3
CIN (1 yr) 10 29 2 -0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.3 -0.1 3
PIT (1 yr) 26 105 -5 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .484 .497 -0.1 0.2 -0

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 Awards
1909 CIN NL 23 SS 9 38 14 20 4 4 .895 3.78 .926 5.33
1918 PIT NL 32 SS 26 22 20 118 42 67 9 7 .924 4.19 .934 5.80
2 Seasons SS 35 22 20 156 56 87 13 11 .917 4.09 .932 5.68
2 Seasons TOT 35 22 20 156 56 87 13 11 .917 4.09 .932 5.68
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

Transactions

  • August, 1909: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from Birmingham (Southern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • July 16, 1918: Traded by Indianapolis (American Association) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Gus Getz.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: Roy Slippery Whitey Whitey,Slippery Ellam

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