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Rube Ellis

George William Ellis

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 17, 1885 in Downey, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1909 (Age 23)
Team: Cardinals 1909-1912

Final Game: October 6, 1912 (Age 26)
Died: March 13, 1938 in Pico Rivera, CA
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA
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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 STL NL 149 637 575 76 154 10 9 3 46 18 54 76 .268 .334 .332 .666 113 191 3 5 *O
1910 24 STL NL 142 632 550 87 142 18 8 4 54 25 62 70 .258 .339 .342 .681 102 188 5 15 *O
1911 25 STL NL 155 646 555 69 139 20 11 2 66 9 66 64 .250 .332 .337 .669 90 187 2 23 *O
1912 26 STL NL 109 352 305 47 82 18 2 4 33 6 34 36 .269 .342 .380 .723 99 116 0 13 O
4 Yrs 555 2267 1985 279 517 66 30 13 199 58 216 246 .260 .336 .344 .680 101 682 10 56
162 Game Avg. 162 662 579 81 151 19 9 4 58 17 63 72 .260 .336 .344 .680 101 199 3 16

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 STL NL 149 637 8 -1 0 2 -8 1 0.2 20 22 2.3 .501 .501 2.0 -0.6 19 *O
1910 24 STL NL 142 632 2 -1 0 -6 -7 -12 -1.3 18 6 0.5 .490 .491 1.1 -1.5 12 *O
1911 25 STL NL 155 646 -6 -1 0 2 -8 -13 -1.6 20 7 0.5 .491 .491 0.4 -0.7 5 *O
1912 26 STL NL 109 352 -0 -0 0 -2 -4 -6 -0.7 11 4 0.4 .494 .496 0.7 -0.6 6 O
4 Seasons 555 2267 4 -4 0 -4 -27 -31 -3.4 70 38 3.6 .494 .495 4.2 -3.4 43

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
1909 STL NL 23 OF 145 377 332 28 17 9 .955 2.48 .961 2.07 144-0-1
1910 STL NL 24 OF 141 311 268 25 18 4 .942 2.08 .959 2.17 141-0-0
1911 STL NL 25 OF 148 339 297 21 21 3 .938 2.15 .960 2.15 148-0-0
1912 STL NL 26 OF 76 197 173 10 14 5 .929 2.41 .956 2.24 65-4-7
4 Seasons OF 510 1224 1070 84 70 21 .943 2.26 .959 2.15 498-4-8
4 Seasons TOT 510 1224 1070 84 70 21 .943 2.26 .959 2.15 498-4-8
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.
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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
1911 NL  155 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1909 NL  575 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1909 NL  637 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1909 NL  76 (2nd)
1910 NL  70 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1909 NL  132 (3rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1909 NL  211 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1909 NL  426 (10th)
1911 NL  439 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  332 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  28 (2nd)
1910 NL  25 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  17 (2nd)
1910 NL  18 (2nd)
1911 NL  21 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  9 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  2.48 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2217), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2248), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (336th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • September, 1908: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds from Los Angeles (PCL) in the 1908 rule 5 draft. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • January 18, 1909: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Tom Daley to Los Angeles (PCL) for Rebel Oakes.
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Name and misspellings: George Rube William Ellis

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