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Bones Ely

William Frederick Ely

Positions: Shortstop and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: June 7, 1863 in North Girard, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1884 (Age 21.012, 864th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Browns/Stars/Senators/Athletics/... 1884-1902

Last Game: September 24, 1902 (Age 39.109)
Died: January 10, 1952 in Imola, CA
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1884 BUF NL 21 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .870 1.80 0-0-1
1884 BUF NL 21 P 1 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00 .890 2.34 2.20
1886 LOU AA 23 P 6 44.0 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 2.05 1.67 .885 2.00 1.95
1886 LOU AA 23 OF 5 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.40 .878 1.80 4-1-0
1890 SYR AA 27 OF 78 210 179 13 18 1 .914 2.46 .916 1.82 70-8-0
1890 SYR AA 27 SS 36 216 81 123 12 14 .944 5.67 .885 4.90
1890 SYR AA 27 1B 4 36 34 0 2 5 .944 8.50 .973 10.30
1890 SYR AA 27 2B 2 5 2 2 1 0 .800 2.00 .924 5.45
1890 SYR AA 27 3B 1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 6.00 .863 3.70
1890 SYR AA 27 P 1 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .910 2.25 2.10
1891 BRO NL 28 SS 28 184 54 106 24 9 .870 5.71 .889 5.25
1891 BRO NL 28 3B 2 12 3 7 2 0 .833 5.00 .881 3.65
1891 BRO NL 28 2B 1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .928 5.90
1893 STL NL 30 SS 44 262 98 139 25 16 .905 5.39 .897 5.54
1894 STL NL 31 SS 126 794 273 442 79 51 .901 5.67 .897 5.75
1894 STL NL 31 2B 1 9 3 4 2 0 .778 7.00 .928 5.80
1894 STL NL 31 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1895 STL NL 32 SS 118 709 248 408 53 52 .925 5.56 .899 5.65
1896 PIT NL 33 SS 128 752 258 432 62 52 .918 5.39 .903 5.58
1897 PIT NL 34 SS 133 819 308 451 60 41 .927 5.71 .907 5.78
1898 PIT NL 35 SS 148 889 311 527 51 58 .943 5.66 .913 5.66
1899 PIT NL 36 SS 133 811 277 476 58 46 .928 5.66 .910 5.66
1899 PIT NL 36 2B 6 44 15 28 1 2 .977 7.17 .941 5.57
1900 PIT NL 37 SS 130 797 242 503 52 62 .935 5.73 .922 5.87
1901 TOT MLB 38 SS 109 621 197 371 53 42 .915 5.21 .914 5.57
1901 PIT NL 38 SS 64 357 112 215 30 23 .916 5.11 .925 5.73
1901 PIT NL 38 3B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .890 3.20
1901 PHA AL 38 SS 45 264 85 156 23 19 .913 5.36 .898 5.34
1902 WSH AL 39 SS 105 637 238 350 49 31 .923 5.60 .928 5.74
12 Seasons SS 1238 7491 2585 4328 578 474 .923 5.58 .908 5.66
3 Seasons OF 84 219 186 13 20 1 .909 2.37 .914 1.82 74-9-1
4 Seasons 2B 10 63 21 38 4 2 .937 5.90 .937 5.60
4 Seasons P 9 52.0 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.33 .888 2.04 2.01
3 Seasons 3B 4 19 5 12 2 0 .895 4.25 .876 3.55
1 Season 1B 4 36 34 0 2 5 .944 8.50 .973 10.30
14 Seasons TOT 1349 52.0 7840 2833 4401 606 482 .923 2.08 5.36 .909 2.04 5.40 74-9-1
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1884 BUF NL 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1886 LOU AA 23 10 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0
1890 SYR AA 27 119 119 1 0 4 2 1 36 70 8 0 78 0
1891 BRO NL 28 31 31 0 0 0 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 0
1893 STL NL 30 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0
1894 STL NL 31 127 127 1 0 0 1 0 126 0 0 0 0 0
1895 STL NL 32 118 118 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0
1896 PIT NL 33 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0
1897 PIT NL 34 133 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0
1898 PIT NL 35 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0
1899 PIT NL 36 139 139 0 0 0 6 0 133 0 0 0 0 0
1900 PIT NL 37 130 130 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0
1901 PIT NL 38 65 65 0 0 0 0 1 64 0 0 0 0 0
1901 PHA AL 38 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0
1902 WSH AL 39 105 105 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1343 1343 9 0 4 10 4 1238 74 9 1 84 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assistss c a p y
1897 NL  451 (3rd)
1898 NL  527 (2nd)
1899 NL  504 (3rd)
1900 NL  503 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1894 NL  81 (2nd)
Career  606 (47th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  126 (5th)
1896 NL  128 (5th)
1897 NL  133 (1st)
1898 NL  148 (4th)
1899 NL  133 (4th)
1900 NL  130 (3rd)
Career  1,238 (93rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  273 (3rd)
1897 NL  308 (4th)
Career  2,585 (68th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  442 (3rd)
1896 NL  432 (5th)
1897 NL  451 (2nd)
1898 NL  527 (2nd)
1899 NL  476 (3rd)
1900 NL  503 (2nd)
Career  4,328 (70th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  79 (1st)
1899 NL  58 (5th)
1900 NL  52 (5th)
1902 AL  49 (5th)
Career  578 (18th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  51 (5th)
1895 NL  52 (5th)
1900 NL  62 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1894 NL  5.67 (5th)
1900 NL  5.73 (5th)
Career  5.58 (13th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  .925 (2nd)
1896 NL  .918 (4th)
1897 NL  .927 (2nd)
1898 NL  .943 (1st)
1899 NL  .928 (5th)
1900 NL  .935 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1890 AA  2.46 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1899 NL  born 1863-06-07 (7th)
1900 NL  born 1863-06-07 (3rd)
1901 AL  born 1863-06-07 (3rd)
1901 NL  born 1863-06-07 (2nd)
1902 AL  born 1863-06-07 (3rd)

             

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