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Alex Ferson

Alexander Ferson (Colonel)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: July 14, 1866 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1889 (Age 22.294)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1889 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Nationals/Bisons/Orioles 1889-1892

Final Game: July 25, 1892 (Age 26.011)
Died: December 5, 1957 in Boston, MA
Buried: Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH
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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
1889 22 WHS NL 17 17 .500 3.90 36 34 2 28 1 0 288.1 319 199 125 9 105 85 12 0 9 1288 99 4.04 1.471 10.0 0.3 3.3 2.7 0.81
1890 23 BUF PL 1 7 .125 5.45 10 10 0 7 0 0 71.0 88 66 43 5 40 13 1 0 2 343 76 5.20 1.803 11.2 0.6 5.1 1.6 0.33
1892 25 BLN NL 0 1 .000 11.00 2 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 17 13 11 1 6 8 0 0 0 50 33 4.10 2.556 17.0 1.0 6.0 8.0 1.33
3 Yrs 18 25 .419 4.37 48 45 2 36 1 0 368.1 424 278 179 15 151 106 13 0 11 1681 89 4.26 1.561 10.4 0.4 3.7 2.6 0.70
162 Game Avg. 13 18 .419 4.37 35 33 1 26 1 0 269 310 203 131 11 110 78 10 0 8 1229 89 4.26 1.561 10.4 0.4 3.7 2.6 0.70
BLN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 11.00 2 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 17 13 11 1 6 8 0 0 0 50 33 4.10 2.556 17.0 1.0 6.0 8.0 1.33
WHS (1 yr) 17 17 .500 3.90 36 34 2 28 1 0 288.1 319 199 125 9 105 85 12 0 9 1288 99 4.04 1.471 10.0 0.3 3.3 2.7 0.81
BUF (1 yr) 1 7 .125 5.45 10 10 0 7 0 0 71.0 88 66 43 5 40 13 1 0 2 343 76 5.20 1.803 11.2 0.6 5.1 1.6 0.33
NL (2 yrs) 17 18 .486 4.12 38 35 2 29 1 0 297.1 336 212 136 10 111 93 12 0 9 1338 94 4.04 1.503 10.2 0.3 3.4 2.8 0.84
PL (1 yr) 1 7 .125 5.45 10 10 0 7 0 0 71.0 88 66 43 5 40 13 1 0 2 343 76 5.20 1.803 11.2 0.6 5.1 1.6 0.33
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
1889 22 WHS NL 288.1 36 34 199 6.21 5.96 -0.39 0.00 98.0 6.22 4 0.3 1.0 -0.3 2.7 36 .508 .502
1890 23 BUF PL 71.0 10 10 66 8.37 7.02 -0.46 0.00 97.0 7.25 -9 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .438 .496
1892 25 BLN NL 9.0 2 1 13 13.00 5.09 -0.64 0.00 104.0 5.96 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .255 .497
3 Seasons 368.1 48 45 278 6.79 6.14 -0.41 0.00 98.0 6.41 -12 -0.8 1.0 -0.4 2.1 28 .483 .500
BLN (1 yr) 9.0 2 1 13 13.00 5.09 -0.64 0.00 104.0 5.96 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .255 .497
WHS (1 yr) 288.1 36 34 199 6.21 5.96 -0.39 0.00 98.0 6.22 4 0.3 1.0 -0.3 2.7 36 .508 .502
BUF (1 yr) 71.0 10 10 66 8.37 7.02 -0.46 0.00 97.0 7.25 -9 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .438 .496

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
1889 22 WHS NL 36 124 114 6 13 3 1 0 3 1 10 47 .114 .185 .158 .343 -1 18 0 1
1890 23 BUF PL 11 39 32 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 6 7 .219 .359 .219 .578 61 7 1 1/O
1892 25 BLN NL 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 49 167 150 10 20 3 1 0 5 2 16 56 .133 .222 .167 .388 11 25 1
162 Game Avg. 162 552 496 33 66 10 3 0 17 7 53 185 .133 .222 .167 .388 11 83 3
BLN (1 yr) 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
WHS (1 yr) 36 124 114 6 13 3 1 0 3 1 10 47 .114 .185 .158 .343 -1 18 0
BUF (1 yr) 11 39 32 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 6 7 .219 .359 .219 .578 61 7 1
NL (2 yrs) 38 128 118 6 13 3 1 0 3 1 10 49 .110 .180 .153 .332 -4 18 0
PL (1 yr) 11 39 32 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 6 7 .219 .359 .219 .578 61 7 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
1889 22 WHS NL 36 124 -19 -0 0 0 10 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .478 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -9 1
1890 23 BUF PL 11 39 -1 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1/O
1892 25 BLN NL 2 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .459 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
3 Seasons 49 167 -22 -0 0 0 13 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .484 .496 -0.8 -0.0 -9
BLN (1 yr) 2 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .459 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
WHS (1 yr) 36 124 -19 -0 0 0 10 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .478 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -9
BUF (1 yr) 11 39 -1 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1

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
1889 WHS NL 22 P 36 288.1 62 4 50 8 1 .871 1.69 1.50 .905 2.22 2.16
1890 BUF PL 23 P 10 71.0 20 1 19 0 0 1.000 2.54 2.00 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 BUF PL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-1
1892 BLN NL 25 P 2 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.50 2.40
3 Seasons P 48 368.1 82 5 69 8 1 .902 1.81 1.54 .907 2.34 2.29
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-1
3 Seasons TOT 49 368.1 82 5 69 8 1 .902 1.81 1.51 .907 2.34 2.28 0-0-1
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

Hits s c a p y
1889 NL  319 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1889 NL  17 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1889 NL  12 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 2 (1787), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1671st), 1.3 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alex Alexander alez Colonel Ferson

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