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Buck Ewing

William Ewing

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: October 17, 1859 in Hoagland, OH
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Troy Trojans in 1880. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1880 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1881 [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Gothams/Reds/Spiders/Trojans 1880-1897

Final Game: May 27, 1897 (Age 37)
Died: October 20, 1906 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Mount Washington Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1939.
   View Buck Ewing Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of John Ewing
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 9:17AM
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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
1880 20 TRO NL 13 46 45 1 8 1 0 0 5 1 3 .178 .196 .200 .396 32 9 2/O
1881 21 TRO NL 67 279 272 40 68 14 7 0 25 7 8 .250 .269 .353 .622 90 96 26/O5
1882 22 TRO NL 74 338 328 67 89 16 11 2 29 10 15 .271 .293 .405 .698 126 133 52/43O1
1883 23 NYG NL 88 396 376 90 114 11 13 10 41 20 14 .303 .338 .481 .820 146 181 2O4/65
1884 24 NYG NL 94 410 382 90 106 15 20 3 41 28 22 .277 .327 .445 .772 137 170 *2O/651
1885 25 NYG NL 81 355 342 81 104 15 12 6 63 13 17 .304 .330 .471 .800 156 161 2O/5316
1886 26 NYG NL 73 291 275 59 85 11 7 4 31 18 16 17 .309 .347 .444 .791 137 122 2O/3
1887 27 NYG NL 77 351 318 83 97 17 13 6 44 26 30 33 .305 .370 .497 .867 143 158 3 54/2
1888 28 NYG NL 103 442 415 83 127 18 15 6 58 53 24 28 .306 .348 .465 .813 158 193 3 25/61
1889 29 NYG NL 99 444 407 91 133 23 13 4 87 34 37 32 .327 .383 .477 .860 135 194 0 *2/1O
1890 30 NYI PL 83 392 352 98 119 19 15 8 72 36 39 12 .338 .406 .545 .951 144 192 1 2/41
1891 31 NYG NL 14 54 49 8 17 2 1 0 18 5 5 5 .347 .407 .429 .836 150 21 0 /42
1892 32 NYG NL 105 431 393 58 122 10 15 8 76 42 38 26 .310 .371 .473 .845 156 186 0 32/4
1893 33 CLV NL 116 541 500 117 172 28 15 6 122 47 41 18 .344 .394 .496 .890 131 248 0 *O/432
1894 34 CLV NL 53 237 211 32 53 12 4 2 39 18 24 9 .251 .328 .374 .702 67 79 0 2 O/4
1895 35 CIN NL 105 467 434 90 138 24 13 5 94 34 30 22 .318 .363 .468 .831 110 203 1 2 *3
1896 36 CIN NL 69 296 263 41 73 14 4 1 38 41 29 13 .278 .349 .373 .722 85 98 0 4 3
1897 37 CIN NL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 35 0 1 0 /3
18 Yrs 1315 5772 5363 1129 1625 250 178 71 883 354 392 294 .303 .351 .456 .807 129 2444 9 8
162 Game Avg. 162 711 661 139 200 31 22 9 109 48 36 .303 .351 .456 .807 129 301
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
NYG (9 yrs) 734 3174 2957 643 905 122 109 47 459 178 211 194 .306 .353 .469 .822 146 1386 6
TRO (3 yrs) 154 663 645 108 165 31 18 2 59 18 26 .256 .276 .369 .645 104 238
CIN (3 yrs) 175 765 698 131 211 38 17 6 132 75 59 35 .302 .358 .431 .790 100 301 2 6
CLV (2 yrs) 169 778 711 149 225 40 19 8 161 65 65 27 .316 .374 .460 .834 110 327 0 2
NYI (1 yr) 83 392 352 98 119 19 15 8 72 36 39 12 .338 .406 .545 .951 144 192 1
NL (17 yrs) 1232 5380 5011 1031 1506 231 163 63 811 318 353 282 .301 .348 .449 .797 128 2252 8 8
PL (1 yr) 83 392 352 98 119 19 15 8 72 36 39 12 .338 .406 .545 .951 144 192 1

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
1880 20 TRO NL 13 46 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .479 .498 -0.1 0.0 -1 2/O
1881 21 TRO NL 67 279 -3 0 0 6 4 8 0.7 10 17 1.7 .511 .505 1.2 1.0 11 $1,000 26/O5
1882 22 TRO NL 74 338 11 0 0 7 3 21 1.9 11 32 3.0 .527 .512 2.4 0.9 25 $1,200 52/43O1
1883 23 NYG NL 88 396 24 0 0 13 4 40 3.4 13 53 4.7 .540 .522 3.7 1.5 40 $3,100 2O4/65
1884 24 NYG NL 94 410 18 0 0 14 5 37 3.3 14 51 4.7 .536 .521 3.5 1.7 37 $3,100 *2O/651
1885 25 NYG NL 81 355 21 0 0 6 4 31 2.8 11 42 4.1 .536 .518 3.6 0.9 36 $3,100 2O/5316
1886 26 NYG NL 73 291 13 1 0 4 2 20 1.7 10 30 2.8 .525 .511 2.5 0.5 26 $3,500 2O/3
1887 27 NYG NL 77 351 18 1 0 3 3 24 1.8 12 36 3.0 .526 .512 2.9 0.3 33 $3,500 54/2
1888 28 NYG NL 103 442 27 3 0 -3 6 33 3.2 15 48 4.8 .532 .520 5.2 0.3 51 $4,500 25/61
1889 29 NYG NL 99 444 19 2 0 7 6 34 2.7 15 49 4.2 .529 .518 3.8 1.1 42 $5,000 *2/1O
1890 30 NYI PL 83 392 22 3 0 4 5 35 2.7 9 44 3.5 .531 .516 3.1 0.8 40 2/41
1891 31 NYG NL 14 54 3 0 0 0 1 4 0.3 2 6 0.5 .526 .502 0.6 0.0 6 $5,500 /42
1892 32 NYG NL 105 431 25 3 0 2 2 33 2.9 15 47 4.5 .529 .519 4.3 0.3 45 32/4
1893 33 CLV NL 116 541 21 4 0 5 -7 23 1.8 18 41 3.5 .516 .511 3.2 -0.2 36 *O/432
1894 34 CLV NL 53 237 -14 2 0 0 -3 -16 -1.2 8 -8 -0.4 .478 .493 -0.4 -0.2 -8 O/4
1895 35 CIN NL 105 467 3 2 0 1 -0 7 0.5 16 23 2.1 .505 .503 2.0 0.1 22 *3
1896 36 CIN NL 69 296 -7 3 0 5 -0 1 0.1 10 12 1.1 .502 .501 0.7 0.4 7 3
1897 37 CIN NL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /3
18 Seasons 1315 5772 199 25 0 74 35 332 28.2 189 522 47.7 .522 .513 42.2 9.4 448 $33,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYG (9 yrs) 734 3174 168 10 0 46 32 256 22.1 106 362 33.2 .532 .518 30.0 6.6 316 $31,300
TRO (3 yrs) 154 663 5 0 0 13 8 26 2.3 22 48 4.6 .516 .508 3.5 1.9 35 $2,200
CIN (3 yrs) 175 765 -3 6 0 6 -0 8 0.6 26 34 3.2 .504 .502 2.7 0.5 28
CLV (2 yrs) 169 778 6 6 0 5 -10 7 0.6 26 34 3.2 .504 .505 2.8 -0.4 29
NYI (1 yr) 83 392 22 3 0 4 5 35 2.7 9 44 3.5 .531 .516 3.1 0.8 40

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1888 28 NYG NL WS STL W 0 27 26 5 9 0 2 1 6 5 1 3 .346 .370 .615 .986 16 0
1889 29 NYG NL WS BRO W 0 38 36 5 9 4 0 0 7 1 2 5 .250 .289 .361 .651 13 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 65 62 10 18 4 2 1 13 6 3 8 .290 .323 .468 .791 29 0
2 WS 0 65 62 10 18 4 2 1 13 6 3 8 .290 .323 .468 .791 29 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1882 22 TRO NL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 48 5.76 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1884 24 NYG NL 0 1 .000 1.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 7 3 1 0 4 3 0 0 33 284 4.02 1.375 7.9 0.0 4.5 3.4 0.75
1885 25 NYG NL 0 1 .000 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 78 7.38 3.500 18.0 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
1888 28 NYG NL 0 0 2.57 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 8 9 2 1 4 6 1 0 2 51 114 4.87 1.714 10.3 1.3 5.1 7.7 1.50
1889 29 NYG NL 2 0 1.000 4.05 3 2 1 2 0 0 20.0 23 14 9 0 8 12 0 0 1 90 100 3.00 1.550 10.4 0.0 3.6 5.4 1.50
1890 30 NYI PL 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 5 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 41 117 4.92 1.556 11.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.67
6 Yrs 2 3 .400 3.45 9 4 4 4 0 0 47.0 55 36 18 2 23 23 1 0 3 233 112 4.07 1.660 10.5 0.4 4.4 4.4 1.00
162 Game Avg. 10 16 .400 3.45 47 21 21 21 0 0 246 288 188 94 10 120 120 0 16 1219 112 4.07 1.660 10.5 0.4 4.4 4.4 1.00
NYG (4 yrs) 2 2 .500 3.16 7 3 3 3 0 0 37.0 42 30 13 1 19 21 1 0 3 186 115 3.81 1.649 10.2 0.2 4.6 5.1 1.11
TRO (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 48 5.76 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
NYI (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 5 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 41 117 4.92 1.556 11.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.67
NL (5 yrs) 2 2 .500 3.32 8 3 4 3 0 0 38.0 44 31 14 1 20 21 1 0 3 192 110 3.87 1.684 10.4 0.2 4.7 5.0 1.05
PL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 5 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 41 117 4.92 1.556 11.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 0.67

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1882 22 TRO NL 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 5.46 -0.26 0.00 98.0 5.61 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .467 .500 $1,200
1884 24 NYG NL 8.0 1 1 3 3.38 5.43 -0.02 0.00 102.0 5.57 2 0.2 -0.0 0.3 3 .719 .501 $3,100
1885 25 NYG NL 2.0 1 0 4 18.00 4.77 0.90 0.00 97.0 3.76 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .268 .499 $3,100
1888 28 NYG NL 7.0 2 0 9 11.57 4.50 0.56 0.00 96.0 3.78 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .265 .497 $4,500
1889 29 NYG NL 20.0 3 2 14 6.30 5.66 0.16 0.00 101.0 5.55 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .461 .499 $5,000
1890 30 NYI PL 9.0 1 1 5 5.00 6.76 0.09 0.00 107.0 7.14 2 0.2 -0.0 0.2 3 .679 .501
6 Seasons 47.0 9 4 36 6.89 5.62 0.20 0.00 101.3 5.52 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -2 .449 .499 $16,900
NYG (4 yrs) 37.0 7 3 30 7.30 5.34 0.24 0.00 100.1 5.12 -8 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .414 .499 $15,700
TRO (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 5.46 -0.26 0.00 98.0 5.61 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .467 .500 $1,200
NYI (1 yr) 9.0 1 1 5 5.00 6.76 0.09 0.00 107.0 7.14 2 0.2 -0.0 0.2 3 .679 .501

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1880 TRO NL 20 C 10 59 44 7 8 0 .864 5.10 .894 6.88 5 0 0
1880 TRO NL 20 OF 4 7 4 0 3 0 .571 1.00 .856 1.85 0-0-4
1881 TRO NL 21 C 44 328 211 89 28 9 .915 6.82 .912 6.21 31 0 0
1881 TRO NL 21 SS 22 147 42 90 15 7 .898 6.00 .873 4.63
1881 TRO NL 21 OF 2 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 1.00 .870 2.05 2-0-0
1881 TRO NL 21 3B 1 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 7.00 .860 3.60
1882 TRO NL 22 3B 44 212 76 112 24 11 .887 4.27 .843 3.53
1882 TRO NL 22 C 25 168 103 45 20 5 .881 5.92 .909 6.75 12 0 0
1882 TRO NL 22 2B 4 34 18 14 2 3 .941 8.00 .896 6.10
1882 TRO NL 22 1B 1 7 6 0 1 0 .857 6.00 .959 10.40
1882 TRO NL 22 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .860 1.90 0-1-0
1882 TRO NL 22 P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .910 1.80 2.20
1883 NYG NL 23 C 63 397 270 96 31 8 .922 5.81 .884 6.36 34 0 0
1883 NYG NL 23 OF 14 20 14 1 5 1 .750 1.07 .849 1.96 0-10-4
1883 NYG NL 23 2B 11 70 22 41 7 2 .900 5.73 .890 6.15
1883 NYG NL 23 SS 4 9 1 4 4 1 .556 1.25 .853 4.58
1883 NYG NL 23 3B 1 9 3 3 3 0 .667 6.00 .830 3.30
1884 NYG NL 24 C 80 613 445 127 41 10 .933 7.15 .895 7.37 38 0 0
1884 NYG NL 24 OF 12 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0.75 .867 1.79 3-1-8
1884 NYG NL 24 SS 3 17 5 9 3 1 .824 4.67 .864 4.30
1884 NYG NL 24 3B 1 3 0 1 2 0 .333 1.00 .847 3.20
1884 NYG NL 24 P 1 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 1.00 .890 2.25 2.20
1885 NYG NL 25 C 63 478 337 102 39 8 .918 6.97 .893 6.63 40 0 0
1885 NYG NL 25 OF 14 25 21 3 1 0 .960 1.71 .881 1.85 1-3-10
1885 NYG NL 25 3B 8 28 11 13 4 1 .857 3.00 .866 3.26
1885 NYG NL 25 1B 1 8 7 0 1 0 .875 7.00 .970 10.80
1885 NYG NL 25 P 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.40
1885 NYG NL 25 SS 1 4 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00 .872 4.60
1886 NYG NL 26 C 50 392 270 91 31 4 .921 7.22 .918 7.16 31 0 0
1886 NYG NL 26 OF 23 33 27 4 2 0 .939 1.35 .890 1.75 2-18-3
1886 NYG NL 26 1B 2 19 14 2 3 0 .842 8.00 .968 10.35
1887 NYG NL 27 3B 51 205 76 101 28 6 .863 3.47 .870 3.43
1887 NYG NL 27 2B 19 121 39 62 20 9 .835 5.32 .911 5.87
1887 NYG NL 27 C 8 48 38 10 0 2 1.000 6.00 .906 6.12 0 0 0
1888 NYG NL 28 C 78 658 480 143 35 12 .947 7.99 .912 6.83 65 0 0
1888 NYG NL 28 3B 21 76 32 29 15 3 .803 2.90 .877 3.13
1888 NYG NL 28 SS 4 19 3 13 3 1 .842 4.00 .881 4.47
1888 NYG NL 28 P 2 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.30
1889 NYG NL 29 C 97 718 524 149 45 10 .937 6.94 .910 6.00 35 0 0
1889 NYG NL 29 P 3 20.0 5 0 3 2 0 .600 1.35 1.00 .904 2.20 2.17
1889 NYG NL 29 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 2.00 1-0-0
1890 NYI PL 30 C 81 505 372 107 26 7 .949 5.91 .901 5.36 43 152 99 39% 37%
1890 NYI PL 30 2B 1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 6.00 .913 5.90
1890 NYI PL 30 P 1 9.0 4 0 2 2 1 .500 2.00 2.00 .912 2.80 2.70
1891 NYG NL 31 2B 8 42 11 26 5 3 .881 4.63 .929 5.91
1891 NYG NL 31 C 6 36 24 7 5 1 .861 5.17 .926 5.78 3 12 7 37% 37%
1892 NYG NL 32 1B 73 737 669 49 19 35 .974 9.84 .976 10.54
1892 NYG NL 32 C 30 238 182 44 12 2 .950 7.53 .936 5.87 23 74 40 35% 37%
1892 NYG NL 32 2B 2 10 4 4 2 1 .800 4.00 .928 5.65
1893 CLV NL 33 OF 112 232 201 14 17 3 .927 1.92 .915 2.18 0-1-112
1893 CLV NL 33 2B 5 27 10 14 3 1 .889 4.80 .933 5.94
1893 CLV NL 33 1B 1 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 .978 10.60
1893 CLV NL 33 C 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .935 4.80 0 1 0 0% 37%
1894 CLV NL 34 OF 52 102 86 7 9 2 .912 1.79 .915 2.28 0-0-52
1894 CLV NL 34 2B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .927 5.80
1895 CIN NL 35 1B 105 1062 957 79 26 69 .976 9.87 .978 10.10
1896 CIN NL 36 1B 69 733 669 49 15 41 .980 10.41 .980 10.48
1897 CIN NL 37 1B 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 4.00 .980 10.20
14 Seasons C 636 4640 3301 1017 322 78 .931 6.79 .905 6.43 360 239 146 38% 37%
8 Seasons 1B 253 2577 2331 180 66 145 .974 9.92 .978 10.34
10 Seasons OF 235 432 364 31 37 7 .914 1.68 .906 2.10 9-34-193
7 Seasons 3B 127 540 200 264 76 22 .859 3.65 .859 3.40
8 Seasons 2B 51 313 107 166 40 19 .872 5.35 .910 5.95
5 Seasons SS 34 196 52 117 27 10 .862 4.97 .872 4.58
6 Seasons P 9 47.0 11 0 7 4 1 .636 1.34 0.78 .906 2.34 2.29
18 Seasons TOT 1345 47.0 8709 6355 1782 572 282 .934 1.34 6.05 .923 2.34 6.03 9-34-193 360 239 146 38% 37%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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 Veterans (50.6%)
1939 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1939 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Old Timers Committee

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1883 NL  4.7 (5th)
1884 NL  4.6 (9th)
1885 NL  4.1 (8th)
1888 NL  4.8 (7th)
1889 NL  4.3 (9th)
1890 PL  3.6 (7th)
Career  47.7 (201st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1883 NL  3.7 (5th)
1888 NL  5.3 (6th)
1889 NL  3.8 (10th)
1890 PL  3.2 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1881 NL  1.0 (7th)
1883 NL  1.5 (5th)
1884 NL  1.7 (5th)
1889 NL  1.1 (6th)
1890 PL  0.8 (5th)
Career  9.4 (243rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1885 NL  .304 (8th)
1888 NL  .306 (5th)
1889 NL  .327 (6th)
1890 PL  .338 (6th)
1892 NL  .310 (5th)
1893 NL  .344 (9th)
Career  .303 (170th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1888 NL  .348 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1883 NL  .481 (5th)
1884 NL  .445 (10th)
1885 NL  .471 (3rd)
1887 NL  .497 (9th)
1888 NL  .465 (6th)
1889 NL  .477 (8th)
1890 PL  .545 (2nd)
1892 NL  .473 (3rd)
1893 NL  .496 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1883 NL  .820 (8th)
1885 NL  .800 (7th)
1887 NL  .867 (8th)
1888 NL  .813 (6th)
1889 NL  .860 (8th)
1890 PL  .951 (3rd)
1892 NL  .845 (5th)
1893 NL  .890 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1883 NL  90 (8th)
Career  1,129 (226th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1893 NL  248 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1893 NL  28 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1881 NL  7 (9th)
1882 NL  11 (4th)
1883 NL  13 (5th)
1884 NL  20 (1st)
1885 NL  12 (5th)
1888 NL  15 (3rd)
1889 NL  13 (6th)
1890 PL  15 (9th)
1892 NL  15 (9th)
Career  178 (18th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1883 NL  10 (1st)
1885 NL  6 (7th)
1890 PL  8 (10th)
1892 NL  8 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1885 NL  63 (8th)
1889 NL  87 (10th)
1893 NL  122 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1888 NL  53 (8th)
1893 NL  47 (7th)
Career  354 (104th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1883 NL  146 (7th)
1885 NL  156 (6th)
1887 NL  143 (8th)
1888 NL  158 (6th)
1890 PL  144 (6th)
1892 NL  156 (5th)
Career  129 (176th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1888 NL  66 (9th)
1893 NL  98 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1883 NL  19 (10th)
1888 NL  26 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1883 NL  2.0 (10th)
1888 NL  2.9 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1888 NL  39 (9th)
1893 NL  49 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1883 NL  .690 (9th)
1885 NL  .735 (8th)
1887 NL  .690 (9th)
1888 NL  .757 (6th)
1889 NL  .711 (9th)
1890 PL  .749 (4th)
1892 NL  .751 (4th)
1893 NL  .706 (9th)
Career  .661 (169th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1890 PL  13.1 (6th)
1892 NL  13.4 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1882 NL  21.9 (9th)
1883 NL  26.9 (5th)
1890 PL  29.3 (7th)
Career  18.2 (157th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1883 NL  37.6 (1st)
1885 NL  57.0 (3rd)
1890 PL  44.0 (5th)
1892 NL  49.1 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1882 NL  1 (9th)
1885 NL  1 (6th)
1888 NL  1 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
Career  572 (55th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1883 NL  63 (4th)
1884 NL  80 (2nd)
1885 NL  63 (4th)
1888 NL  78 (3rd)
1889 NL  97 (1st)
1890 PL  81 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1884 NL  445 (4th)
1885 NL  337 (3rd)
1888 NL  480 (2nd)
1889 NL  524 (1st)
1890 PL  372 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1881 NL  89 (4th)
1883 NL  96 (4th)
1884 NL  127 (1st)
1885 NL  102 (1st)
1886 NL  91 (5th)
1888 NL  143 (3rd)
1889 NL  149 (1st)
1890 PL  107 (4th)
Career  1,017 (43rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1881 NL  28 (5th)
1889 NL  45 (3rd)
Career  322 (15th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1881 NL  9 (3rd)
1883 NL  8 (3rd)
1884 NL  10 (2nd)
1885 NL  8 (3rd)
1888 NL  12 (1st)
1889 NL  10 (1st)
Career  78 (97th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1888 NL  65 (1st)
1889 NL  35 (4th)
1890 PL  43 (3rd)
Career  360 (14th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1890 PL  152 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1890 PL  99 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1895 NL  79 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1895 NL  26 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1895 NL  69 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1882 NL  11 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1881 NL  6.82 (3rd)
1884 NL  7.15 (4th)
1885 NL  6.97 (2nd)
1886 NL  7.22 (4th)
1888 NL  7.99 (2nd)
1889 NL  6.94 (1st)
1890 PL  5.91 (2nd)
Career  6.79 (36th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1881 NL  .915 (5th)
1883 NL  .922 (2nd)
1884 NL  .933 (2nd)
1885 NL  .918 (3rd)
1888 NL  .947 (2nd)
1889 NL  .937 (2nd)
1890 PL  .949 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1895 NL  9.87 (5th)
1896 NL  10.41 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1882 NL  4.27 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1896 NL  born 1859-10-17 (7th)
1897 NL  born 1859-10-17 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1880 NL  born 1859-10-17 (7th)
1881 NL  born 1859-10-17 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (392), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 97 (234), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 38 (192), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (15th), 47.7 career WAR/30.5 7yr-peak WAR/39.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188121Troy Trojans$1,0001890 Spalding Guide
188222Troy Trojans$1,2001890 Spalding Guide
188323New York Gothams$3,1001890 Spalding Guide
188424New York Gothams$3,1001890 Spalding Guide
188525New York Giants$3,1001890 Spalding Guide
188626New York Giants$3,5001890 Spalding Guide
188727New York Giants$3,5001890 Spalding Guide
188828New York Giants$4,5001890 Spalding Guide
188929New York Giants$5,0001890 Spalding Guide2/6/1891 NYT: $5,500
189131New York Giants$5,5002/6/1891 NY Times
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,500
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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