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Bob Ferguson

Robert Vavasour Ferguson (Death to Flying Things)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 149 lb.

Born: January 31, 1845 in Brooklyn, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 18, 1871 (Age 26.107, 69th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Trojans/DarkBlues/Atlantics/Quakers/WhiteStockings/... 1871-1884

Final Game: July 1, 1884 (Age 39.152)
Died: May 3, 1894 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 22, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1600. John Hummel… #1601. Eddie Milner… #1602. Maicer Izturis… #1603. BOB FERGUSON… #1604. Quilvio Veras… #1605. Mike Jorgensen… #1606. Charlie Irwin… 

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
1871 26 NYU NA 33 161 158 30 38 6 1 0 25 4 4 3 2 .241 .255 .291 .546 62 46 0 *54/21
1872 27 BRA NA 37 167 164 33 46 3 0 0 19 4 2 3 0 .280 .293 .299 .592 73 49 1 *5/2
1873 28 BRA NA 51 232 228 36 59 3 5 0 25 1 2 4 8 .259 .272 .316 .587 81 72 3 *5/1
1874 29 BRA NA 56 247 245 34 64 4 0 0 19 5 3 2 7 .261 .267 .278 .545 85 68 2 *5/21
1875 30 HAR NA 85 369 366 65 88 10 4 0 43 2 1 3 5 .240 .247 .290 .536 80 106 3 *5/1
1876 31 HAR NL 69 312 310 48 82 8 5 0 32 2 11 .265 .269 .323 .592 90 100 *5
1877 32 HAR NL 58 257 254 40 65 7 2 0 35 3 10 .256 .265 .299 .564 86 76 *5/1
1878 33 CHC NL 61 269 259 44 91 10 2 0 39 10 12 .351 .375 .405 .781 149 105 *6/42
1879 34 TRO NL 30 127 123 18 31 5 2 0 4 4 3 .252 .276 .325 .601 101 40 5/4
1880 35 TRO NL 82 356 332 55 87 9 0 0 22 24 24 .262 .312 .289 .601 101 96 *4
1881 36 TRO NL 85 368 339 56 96 13 5 1 35 29 12 .283 .340 .360 .700 115 122 *4
1882 37 TRO NL 81 342 319 44 82 15 2 0 32 23 21 .257 .307 .317 .624 105 101 *4/6
1883 38 PHI NL 86 347 329 39 85 9 2 0 27 18 21 .258 .297 .298 .595 88 98 *4/1
1884 39 PIT AA 10 41 41 2 6 0 0 0 0 .146 .146 .146 .293 -5 6 0 /O35
14 Yrs 824 3595 3467 544 920 102 30 1 357 16 12 128 136 .265 .292 .313 .604 94 1085 9 0
162 Game Avg. 162 707 682 107 181 20 6 0 70 25 .265 .292 .313 .604 94 213
TRO (4 yrs) 278 1193 1113 173 296 42 9 1 93 80 60 .266 .315 .323 .638 107 359
BRA (3 yrs) 144 646 637 103 169 10 5 0 63 10 7 9 15 .265 .276 .297 .572 80 189 6
HAR (2 yrs) 127 569 564 88 147 15 7 0 67 5 21 .261 .267 .312 .579 88 176
PIT (1 yr) 10 41 41 2 6 0 0 0 0 .146 .146 .146 .293 -5 6 0
PHI (1 yr) 86 347 329 39 85 9 2 0 27 18 21 .258 .297 .298 .595 88 98
NYU (1 yr) 33 161 158 30 38 6 1 0 25 4 4 3 2 .241 .255 .291 .546 62 46 0
CHC (1 yr) 61 269 259 44 91 10 2 0 39 10 12 .351 .375 .405 .781 149 105
HAR (1 yr) 85 369 366 65 88 10 4 0 43 2 1 3 5 .240 .247 .290 .536 80 106 3
NL (8 yrs) 552 2378 2265 344 619 76 20 1 226 113 114 .273 .308 .326 .634 104 738
NA (5 yrs) 262 1176 1161 198 295 26 10 0 131 16 12 15 22 .254 .264 .294 .557 77 341 9
AA (1 yr) 10 41 41 2 6 0 0 0 0 .146 .146 .146 .293 -5 6 0

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
1871 26 NYU NA 33 161 -7 -2 0 6 1 -2 -0.1 6 3 0.4 .496 .499 0.0 0.4 -3 *54/21
1872 27 BRA NA 37 167 -7 -0 0 19 1 13 0.8 6 19 1.3 .523 .505 0.1 1.3 -0 *5/2
1873 28 BRA NA 51 232 -4 -1 0 16 2 13 0.8 8 21 1.5 .516 .505 0.5 1.1 5 *5/1
1874 29 BRA NA 56 247 -1 -1 0 8 2 9 0.6 8 17 1.5 .512 .504 0.9 0.7 9 *5/21
1875 30 HAR NA 85 369 -9 0 0 6 3 1 0.0 13 13 1.3 .501 .500 0.8 0.7 7 $2,500 *5/1
1876 31 HAR NL 69 312 -5 0 0 4 2 1 0.0 10 11 1.1 .501 .500 0.8 0.5 7 *5
1877 32 HAR NL 58 257 -2 0 0 10 2 10 0.9 9 19 1.8 .516 .506 0.9 1.1 9 *5/1
1878 33 CHC NL 61 269 14 0 0 5 4 23 2.2 9 32 3.1 .536 .514 2.6 0.9 27 *6/42
1879 34 TRO NL 30 127 1 0 0 -1 1 1 0.1 4 6 0.6 .504 .501 0.7 -0.0 7 5/4
1880 35 TRO NL 82 356 1 0 0 -5 2 -2 -0.3 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.6 -0.4 15 *4
1881 36 TRO NL 85 368 8 0 0 -5 2 5 0.4 12 17 1.7 .505 .503 2.2 -0.3 22 *4
1882 37 TRO NL 81 342 5 0 0 -4 2 2 0.1 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.8 -0.3 18 *4/6
1883 38 PHI NL 86 347 0 0 0 -18 2 -16 -1.5 12 -4 -0.3 .484 .491 1.4 -1.5 14 *4/1
1884 39 PIT AA 10 41 -5 0 0 -2 -0 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .433 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -4 /O35
14 Seasons 824 3595 -10 -4 0 39 24 50 3.3 121 171 15.7 .505 .502 14.0 4.1 132 $2,500
TRO (4 yrs) 278 1193 15 0 0 -15 6 6 0.3 40 46 4.7 .502 .501 6.3 -1.0 61
BRA (3 yrs) 144 646 -12 -2 0 43 5 35 2.2 22 57 4.3 .516 .505 1.6 3.1 14
HAR (2 yrs) 127 569 -7 0 0 14 4 11 0.9 19 30 2.8 .508 .503 1.6 1.6 16
PIT (1 yr) 10 41 -5 0 0 -2 -0 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .433 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -4
PHI (1 yr) 86 347 0 0 0 -18 2 -16 -1.5 12 -4 -0.3 .484 .491 1.4 -1.5 14
NYU (1 yr) 33 161 -7 -2 0 6 1 -2 -0.1 6 3 0.4 .496 .499 0.0 0.4 -3
CHC (1 yr) 61 269 14 0 0 5 4 23 2.2 9 32 3.1 .536 .514 2.6 0.9 27
HAR (1 yr) 85 369 -9 0 0 6 3 1 0.0 13 13 1.3 .501 .500 0.8 0.7 7 $2,500

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
1871 26 NYU NA 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 8 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 14 20 3.58 8.000 72.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1873 28 BRA NA 0 1 .000 5.59 4 1 3 1 0 0 19.1 41 30 12 2 2 0 0 0 109 59 4.76 2.224 19.1 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.00
1874 29 BRA NA 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 12 10 4 0 3 0 0 0 47 55 3.07 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00
1875 30 HAR NA 0 0 22.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 9 7 5 1 0 0 0 1 15 14 8.74 4.500 40.5 4.5 0.0 0.0
1877 32 HAR NL 1 1 .500 3.96 3 2 1 2 0 0 25.0 38 15 11 0 2 1 0 0 110 64 3.00 1.600 13.7 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.50
1883 38 PHI NL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 51 3.25 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6 Yrs 1 3 .250 5.65 11 4 5 4 0 0 57.1 110 73 36 3 7 1 0 3 302 50 3.82 2.041 17.3 0.5 1.1 0.2 0.14
162 Game Avg. 5 14 .250 5.65 50 18 23 18 0 0 260 499 331 163 14 32 5 0 14 1369 50 3.82 2.041 17.3 0.5 1.1 0.2 0.14
BRA (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 5.08 5 2 3 2 0 0 28.1 53 40 16 2 5 0 0 0 156 58 4.22 2.047 16.8 0.6 1.6 0.0 0.00
PHI (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 51 3.25 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
NYU (1 yr) 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 8 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 14 20 3.58 8.000 72.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
HAR (1 yr) 0 0 22.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 9 7 5 1 0 0 0 1 15 14 8.74 4.500 40.5 4.5 0.0 0.0
HAR (1 yr) 1 1 .500 3.96 3 2 1 2 0 0 25.0 38 15 11 0 2 1 0 0 110 64 3.00 1.600 13.7 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.50
NA (4 yrs) 0 2 .000 6.89 7 2 3 2 0 0 31.1 70 56 24 3 5 0 0 3 185 44 4.49 2.394 20.1 0.9 1.4 0.0 0.00
NL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 4.15 4 2 2 2 0 0 26.0 40 17 12 0 2 1 0 0 117 63 3.01 1.615 13.8 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.50
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1871 26 NYU NA 1.0 1 0 9 81.00 10.66 1.59 0.00 88.0 7.98 -8 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .182 .498
1873 28 BRA NA 19.1 4 1 30 13.97 9.37 0.33 0.00 94.0 8.50 -12 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -8 .338 .496
1874 29 BRA NA 9.0 1 1 10 10.00 7.77 0.35 0.00 94.0 6.97 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .311 .499
1875 30 HAR NA 2.0 1 0 7 31.50 6.09 0.72 0.00 105.0 5.64 -6 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .175 .498 $2,500
1877 32 HAR NL 25.0 3 2 15 5.40 5.66 0.45 0.00 87.0 4.54 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .434 .499
1883 38 PHI NL 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 5.98 -1.98 0.00 98.0 7.79 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .409 .499
6 Seasons 57.1 11 4 73 11.46 7.35 0.38 0.00 91.3 6.41 -32 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.3 -24 .339 .498 $2,500
BRA (2 yrs) 28.1 5 2 40 12.71 8.86 0.33 0.00 94.0 8.02 -15 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -10 .333 .497
PHI (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 5.98 -1.98 0.00 98.0 7.79 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .409 .499
NYU (1 yr) 1.0 1 0 9 81.00 10.66 1.59 0.00 88.0 7.98 -8 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .182 .498
HAR (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 7 31.50 6.09 0.72 0.00 105.0 5.64 -6 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .175 .498 $2,500
HAR (1 yr) 25.0 3 2 15 5.40 5.66 0.45 0.00 87.0 4.54 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .434 .499

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
1871 NYU NA 26 3B 20 115 31 58 26 3 .774 4.45 .701 3.92
1871 NYU NA 26 2B 11 64 29 22 13 4 .797 4.64 .824 5.76
1871 NYU NA 26 C 5 23 19 0 4 0 .826 3.80 .842 4.56 7 0 0
1871 NYU NA 26 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1872 BRA NA 27 3B 37 327 86 178 63 8 .807 7.14 .758 4.45
1872 BRA NA 27 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.40 1 0 0
1873 BRA NA 28 3B 50 429 109 211 109 10 .746 6.40 .739 4.60
1873 BRA NA 28 P 4 19.1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 1.86 1.00 .806 1.96 1.95
1874 BRA NA 29 3B 55 312 79 158 75 1 .760 4.31 .759 4.37
1874 BRA NA 29 C 2 13 8 1 4 0 .692 4.50 .801 5.50 4 0 0
1874 BRA NA 29 P 1 9.0 4 0 3 1 1 .750 3.00 3.00 .810 2.20 2.20
1875 HAR NA 30 3B 85 399 173 157 69 7 .827 3.88 .764 3.67
1875 HAR NA 30 P 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1876 HAR NL 31 3B 69 311 124 133 54 5 .826 3.72 .807 3.75
1877 HAR NL 32 3B 56 314 109 155 50 6 .841 4.71 .841 3.69
1877 HAR NL 32 P 3 25.0 9 4 4 1 0 .889 2.88 2.67 .916 2.09 2.10
1878 CHC NL 33 SS 57 337 71 226 40 17 .881 5.21 .877 4.29
1878 CHC NL 33 2B 4 27 13 10 4 0 .852 5.75 .874 6.35
1878 CHC NL 33 C 1 11 7 2 2 0 .818 9.00 .891 7.10 9 0 0
1879 TRO NL 34 3B 24 104 29 55 20 5 .808 3.50 .830 3.41
1879 TRO NL 34 2B 6 55 24 26 5 4 .909 8.33 .897 6.82
1880 TRO NL 35 2B 82 607 294 255 58 38 .904 6.70 .897 6.39
1881 TRO NL 36 2B 85 572 263 254 55 47 .904 6.08 .903 6.24
1882 TRO NL 37 2B 79 512 247 221 44 38 .914 5.92 .896 6.11
1882 TRO NL 37 SS 2 13 1 6 6 0 .538 3.50 .852 4.50
1883 PHI NL 38 2B 86 636 261 287 88 38 .862 6.37 .890 6.15
1883 PHI NL 38 P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .890 1.80 2.20
1884 PIT AA 39 OF 6 7 5 0 2 0 .714 0.83 .847 1.63 0-1-5
1884 PIT AA 39 1B 3 38 34 0 4 0 .895 11.33 .958 10.63
1884 PIT AA 39 3B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .850 3.00
9 Seasons 3B 397 2313 742 1105 466 45 .799 4.65 .774 3.97
7 Seasons 2B 353 2473 1131 1075 267 169 .892 6.25 .894 6.22
2 Seasons SS 59 350 72 232 46 17 .869 5.15 .876 4.30
6 Seasons P 11 57.1 19 4 12 3 1 .842 2.51 1.45 .863 2.07 2.11
4 Seasons C 9 47 34 3 10 0 .787 4.11 .842 5.14 21 0 0
1 Season OF 6 7 5 0 2 0 .714 0.83 .847 1.63 0-1-5
1 Season 1B 3 38 34 0 4 0 .895 11.33 .958 10.63
14 Seasons TOT 838 57.1 5247 2022 2427 798 232 .848 2.51 5.31 .840 2.07 4.94 0-1-5 21 0 0
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1878 NL  3.1 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1878 NL  3.1 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1878 NL  2.7 (2nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1871 NA  0.4 (4th)
1872 NA  1.3 (3rd)
1873 NA  1.1 (1st)
1874 NA  0.7 (3rd)
1877 NL  1.1 (2nd)
1878 NL  0.9 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1878 NL  .351 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1878 NL  .375 (1st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1878 NL  .405 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1878 NL  .781 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1871 NA  33 (1st)
1875 NA  85 (4th)
1876 NL  69 (5th)
1881 NL  85 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1871 NA  158 (5th)
1875 NA  366 (9th)
1876 NL  310 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1871 NA  161 (7th)
1875 NA  369 (9th)
1876 NL  312 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1878 NL  44 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1878 NL  91 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1878 NL  105 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1877 NL  35 (8th)
1878 NL  39 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  10 (8th)
1880 NL  24 (1st)
1881 NL  29 (2nd)
1882 NL  23 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1873 NA  8 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1878 NL  79 (3rd)
1880 NL  78 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1878 NL  149 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1878 NL  39 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  14 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1878 NL  1.6 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1878 NL  101 (5th)
1881 NL  125 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1878 NL  .751 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1873 NA  3 (6th)
1875 NA  3 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1871 NA  4 (3rd)
1874 NA  3 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
Career  25.2 (54th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1871 NA  124 (2nd)
1875 NA  282 (2nd)
1876 NL  228 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1873 NA  2 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1873 NA  3 (5th)
1877 NL  1 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1872 NA  178 (2nd)
1873 NA  215 (4th)
1878 NL  238 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1872 NA  63 (2nd)
1873 NA  110 (1st)
1877 NL  51 (5th)
1883 NL  88 (1st)
Career  798 (17th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  82 (5th)
1881 NL  85 (1st)
1883 NL  86 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  294 (2nd)
1881 NL  263 (1st)
1882 NL  247 (3rd)
1883 NL  261 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1881 NL  254 (2nd)
1883 NL  287 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  58 (4th)
1881 NL  55 (2nd)
1882 NL  44 (5th)
1883 NL  88 (1st)
Career  267 (42nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  38 (3rd)
1881 NL  47 (2nd)
1882 NL  38 (4th)
1883 NL  38 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  37 (3rd)
1873 NA  50 (1st)
1874 NA  55 (3rd)
1875 NA  85 (1st)
1876 NL  69 (2nd)
1877 NL  56 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  86 (2nd)
1873 NA  109 (1st)
1874 NA  79 (5th)
1875 NA  173 (1st)
1876 NL  124 (2nd)
1877 NL  109 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  58 (3rd)
1872 NA  178 (1st)
1873 NA  211 (1st)
1874 NA  158 (3rd)
1875 NA  157 (2nd)
1876 NL  133 (5th)
1877 NL  155 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  63 (1st)
1873 NA  109 (1st)
1874 NA  75 (2nd)
1875 NA  69 (2nd)
1876 NL  54 (3rd)
1877 NL  50 (1st)
Career  466 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (4th)
1872 NA  8 (1st)
1873 NA  10 (2nd)
1875 NA  7 (3rd)
1876 NL  5 (4th)
1877 NL  6 (3rd)
1879 NL  5 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  57 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  71 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  226 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  40 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  17 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  6.70 (3rd)
1881 NL  6.08 (5th)
1882 NL  5.92 (5th)
1883 NL  6.37 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1880 NL  .904 (3rd)
1881 NL  .904 (5th)
1882 NL  .914 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  4.45 (3rd)
1872 NA  7.14 (1st)
1873 NA  6.40 (1st)
1874 NA  4.31 (5th)
1875 NA  3.88 (4th)
1877 NL  4.71 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  .774 (2nd)
1872 NA  .807 (2nd)
1873 NA  .746 (4th)
1874 NA  .760 (5th)
1875 NA  .827 (1st)
1876 NL  .826 (3rd)
1877 NL  .841 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  5.21 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1878 NL  .881 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1877 NL  born 1845-01-31 (7th)
1878 NL  born 1845-01-31 (3rd)
1879 NL  born 1845-01-31 (2nd)
1880 NL  born 1845-01-31 (2nd)
1881 NL  born 1845-01-31 (2nd)
1882 NL  born 1845-01-31 (2nd)
1883 NL  born 1845-01-31 (2nd)
1884 AA  born 1845-01-31 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 36 (695), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (155th), 15.7 career WAR/12.3 7yr-peak WAR/14.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1875 30 Hartford Dark Blues $2,500 ? Preston Orem 226
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,500
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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Japanese: ボブ・ファーガソン 統計
sh: Bob Ferguson

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Name and misspellings: Death to Robert Flying Things robert Bob bobby Vavasour Ferguson

Player Page Tricks and Tips

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