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Sid Farrar

Sidney Douglas Farrar

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 10, 1859 in Paris Hill, ME (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1883 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Quakers/Athletics 1883-1890

Final Game: October 4, 1890 (Age 31)
Died: May 7, 1935 in New York, NY
Buried: Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1724. Geoff Blum… #1725. Chris Gomez… #1726. Frank O'Rourke… #1727. SID FARRAR… #1728. Cliff Carroll… #1729. Mike McGeary… #1730. Don Zimmer… 

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
1883 23 PHI NL 99 381 377 41 88 19 8 0 29 4 37 .233 .241 .326 .568 77 123 *3
1884 24 PHI NL 111 437 428 62 105 16 6 1 45 9 25 .245 .261 .318 .579 86 136 *3
1885 25 PHI NL 111 448 420 49 103 20 3 3 36 28 34 .245 .292 .329 .621 103 138 *3
1886 26 PHI NL 118 455 439 55 109 19 7 5 50 10 16 47 .248 .275 .358 .632 92 157 *3
1887 27 PHI NL 116 495 443 83 125 20 9 4 72 24 42 29 .282 .358 .395 .753 104 175 10 *3
1888 28 PHI NL 131 552 508 53 124 24 7 1 53 21 31 38 .244 .304 .325 .629 96 165 13 *3
1889 29 PHI NL 130 535 477 70 128 22 2 3 58 28 52 36 .268 .348 .342 .689 87 163 6 *3
1890 30 PHQ PL 127 537 481 84 123 17 11 1 69 9 51 23 .256 .333 .343 .676 78 165 5 *3
8 Yrs 943 3840 3573 497 905 157 53 18 412 92 233 269 .253 .305 .342 .647 91 1222 34
162 Game Avg. 162 660 614 85 155 27 9 3 71 40 46 .253 .305 .342 .647 91 210
PHI (7 yrs) 816 3303 3092 413 782 140 42 17 343 83 182 246 .253 .301 .342 .642 93 1057 29
PHQ (1 yr) 127 537 481 84 123 17 11 1 69 9 51 23 .256 .333 .343 .676 78 165 5
NL (7 yrs) 816 3303 3092 413 782 140 42 17 343 83 182 246 .253 .301 .342 .642 93 1057 29
PL (1 yr) 127 537 481 84 123 17 11 1 69 9 51 23 .256 .333 .343 .676 78 165 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
1883 23 PHI NL 99 381 -8 0 0 -7 -0 -15 -1.5 13 -2 -0.1 .486 .492 0.6 -0.7 5 $900 *3
1884 24 PHI NL 111 437 -2 0 0 2 -0 0 -0.2 15 15 1.3 .500 .500 1.3 0.1 13 $1,200 *3
1885 25 PHI NL 111 448 3 0 0 6 -0 9 0.8 15 25 2.5 .508 .506 2.0 0.5 19 $1,500 *3
1886 26 PHI NL 118 455 -4 -1 0 11 -0 6 0.4 16 22 2.1 .505 .504 1.2 0.9 11 $1,600 *3
1887 27 PHI NL 116 495 4 -2 0 12 -0 13 0.8 17 30 2.5 .510 .507 1.7 0.8 18 $1,800 *3
1888 28 PHI NL 131 552 -1 -2 0 2 -0 -1 -0.3 19 17 1.8 .499 .499 1.7 0.1 15 $2,000 *3
1889 29 PHI NL 130 535 -8 -1 0 -3 -0 -12 -1.2 18 7 0.6 .492 .494 1.1 -0.3 10 $2,000 *3
1890 30 PHQ PL 127 537 -15 -1 0 -2 -0 -18 -1.3 13 -5 -0.1 .489 .491 -0.1 0.0 -3 *3
8 Seasons 943 3840 -31 -8 0 21 -1 -18 -2.4 126 108 10.6 .499 .499 9.7 1.5 87 $11,000
PHI (7 yrs) 816 3303 -16 -6 0 23 -1 0 -1.1 113 113 10.7 .500 .500 9.7 1.5 90 $11,000
PHQ (1 yr) 127 537 -15 -1 0 -2 -0 -18 -1.3 13 -5 -0.1 .489 .491 -0.1 0.0 -3

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
1883 PHI NL 23 1B 99 1108 1038 31 39 45 .965 10.80 .961 10.58
1884 PHI NL 24 1B 111 1226 1142 42 42 41 .966 10.67 .962 10.47
1885 PHI NL 25 1B 111 1225 1153 41 31 50 .975 10.76 .970 10.85
1886 PHI NL 26 1B 118 1291 1220 45 26 38 .980 10.72 .968 10.35
1887 PHI NL 27 1B 116 1223 1149 46 28 55 .977 10.30 .974 10.53
1888 PHI NL 28 1B 131 1428 1345 53 30 57 .979 10.67 .977 10.50
1889 PHI NL 29 1B 130 1337 1265 42 30 66 .978 10.05 .974 10.36
1890 PHQ PL 30 1B 127 1332 1238 58 36 79 .973 10.20 .973 10.45
8 Seasons 1B 943 10170 9550 358 262 431 .974 10.51 .970 10.50
8 Seasons TOT 943 10170 9550 358 262 431 .974 10.51 .970 10.50
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1886 NL  1.0 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1883 NL  99 (7th)
1885 NL  111 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1888 NL  24 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 NL  10 (2nd)
1888 NL  13 (1st)
1889 NL  6 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1883 NL  1,038 (2nd)
1884 NL  1,142 (2nd)
1885 NL  1,153 (3rd)
1886 NL  1,220 (3rd)
1888 NL  1,345 (3rd)
1889 NL  1,265 (3rd)
1890 PL  1,238 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  99 (2nd)
1884 NL  111 (3rd)
1885 NL  111 (2nd)
1886 NL  118 (5th)
1887 NL  116 (5th)
1888 NL  131 (5th)
1889 NL  130 (3rd)
1890 PL  127 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  1,038 (2nd)
1884 NL  1,142 (2nd)
1885 NL  1,153 (3rd)
1886 NL  1,220 (3rd)
1888 NL  1,345 (2nd)
1889 NL  1,265 (2nd)
1890 PL  1,238 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  31 (5th)
1884 NL  42 (1st)
1885 NL  41 (2nd)
1886 NL  45 (4th)
1887 NL  46 (3rd)
1888 NL  53 (3rd)
1890 PL  58 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1884 NL  42 (4th)
1885 NL  31 (2nd)
1887 NL  28 (5th)
1888 NL  30 (4th)
1889 NL  30 (3rd)
1890 PL  36 (2nd)
Career  262 (16th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  45 (5th)
1884 NL  41 (4th)
1885 NL  50 (5th)
1888 NL  57 (3rd)
1890 PL  79 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  10.80 (4th)
1884 NL  10.67 (3rd)
1885 NL  10.76 (4th)
1886 NL  10.72 (2nd)
1887 NL  10.30 (5th)
1888 NL  10.67 (4th)
Career  10.51 (33rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1883 NL  .965 (3rd)
1884 NL  .966 (4th)
1885 NL  .975 (4th)
1886 NL  .980 (1st)
1887 NL  .977 (3rd)
1888 NL  .979 (4th)
1889 NL  .978 (4th)
1890 PL  .973 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (182nd), 10.6 career WAR/10.7 7yr-peak WAR/10.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188323Philadelphia Quakers$9001890 Spalding Guide
188424Philadelphia Quakers$1,2001890 Spalding Guide
188525Philadelphia Quakers$1,5001890 Spalding Guide
188626Philadelphia Quakers$1,6001890 Spalding Guide
188727Philadelphia Quakers$1,8001890 Spalding Guide
188828Philadelphia Quakers$2,0001890 Spalding Guide
188929Philadelphia Quakers$2,0001890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,000
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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Name and misspellings: Sidney Douglas Sid Farrar

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