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Silver Flint

Frank Sylvester Flint

Positions: Catcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 3, 1855 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1875 (Age 19)
Rookie Status: Lost 1878 [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Blues/RedStockings 1875-1889

Final Game: July 18, 1889 (Age 33)
Died: January 14, 1892 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Bethany Cemetery, Pagedale, MO
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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
1875 19 SLR NA 17 62 61 4 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 10 .082 .097 .082 .179 -35 5 0 2/O5
1878 22 IND NL 63 256 254 23 57 7 0 0 18 2 15 .224 .230 .252 .482 67 64 *2/O
1879 23 CHC NL 79 330 324 46 92 22 6 1 41 6 44 .284 .297 .398 .695 119 129 *2/O
1880 24 CHC NL 74 289 284 30 46 10 4 0 17 5 32 .162 .176 .225 .402 32 64 *2O
1881 25 CHC NL 80 312 306 46 95 18 0 1 34 6 39 .310 .324 .379 .703 115 116 *2/O3
1882 26 CHC NL 81 333 331 48 83 18 8 4 44 2 50 .251 .255 .390 .645 99 129 *2O
1883 27 CHC NL 85 335 332 57 88 23 4 0 32 3 69 .265 .272 .358 .630 83 119 *2O
1884 28 CHC NL 73 286 279 35 57 5 2 9 45 7 57 .204 .224 .333 .557 68 93 2
1885 29 CHC NL 68 251 249 27 52 8 2 1 17 2 52 .209 .215 .269 .484 48 67 2/O
1886 30 CHC NL 54 185 173 30 35 6 2 1 13 1 12 36 .202 .254 .277 .532 53 48 2/3
1887 31 CHC NL 49 191 187 22 50 8 6 3 21 7 4 28 .267 .283 .422 .705 84 79 0 2/3
1888 32 CHC NL 22 79 77 6 14 3 0 0 3 1 1 21 .182 .203 .221 .423 31 17 1 2
1889 33 CHC NL 15 59 56 6 13 1 0 1 9 1 3 18 .232 .271 .304 .575 58 17 0 2
13 Yrs 760 2968 2913 380 687 129 34 21 295 12 0 54 471 .236 .250 .325 .575 76 947 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 633 621 81 146 27 7 4 63 12 100 .236 .250 .325 .575 76 202
CHC (11 yrs) 680 2650 2598 353 625 122 34 21 276 10 51 446 .241 .255 .338 .593 79 878 1
IND (1 yr) 63 256 254 23 57 7 0 0 18 2 15 .224 .230 .252 .482 67 64
SLR (1 yr) 17 62 61 4 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 10 .082 .097 .082 .179 -35 5 0
NL (12 yrs) 743 2906 2852 376 682 129 34 21 294 10 53 461 .239 .253 .330 .584 78 942 1
NA (1 yr) 17 62 61 4 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 10 .082 .097 .082 .179 -35 5 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
1875 19 SLR NA 17 62 -9 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.4 .461 .496 -0.4 0.1 -5 2/O5
1878 22 IND NL 63 256 -6 0 0 7 3 5 0.4 9 13 1.3 .507 .503 0.7 1.0 6 *2/O
1879 23 CHC NL 79 330 3 0 0 13 5 21 2.0 11 33 3.2 .526 .513 2.0 1.7 20 *2/O
1880 24 CHC NL 74 289 -21 0 0 7 4 -10 -1.1 10 -0 -0.0 .486 .494 -0.7 1.0 -7 *2O
1881 25 CHC NL 80 312 3 0 0 6 5 14 1.3 11 24 2.4 .517 .508 1.9 1.0 18 *2/O3
1882 26 CHC NL 81 333 -4 0 0 7 5 8 0.6 11 19 1.8 .509 .504 1.2 1.0 12 *2O
1883 27 CHC NL 85 335 -13 0 0 0 4 -9 -0.9 11 2 0.3 .491 .495 0.4 0.3 2 *2O
1884 28 CHC NL 73 286 -14 0 0 0 5 -9 -1.0 10 1 0.0 .488 .495 0.1 0.4 1 2
1885 29 CHC NL 68 251 -19 0 0 9 4 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .492 .497 -0.5 1.2 -6 2/O
1886 30 CHC NL 54 185 -12 -0 0 -2 3 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.4 .480 .493 -0.2 0.1 -3 2/3
1887 31 CHC NL 49 191 -8 -1 0 0 3 -6 -0.6 7 0 0.1 .490 .497 0.1 0.2 1 2/3
1888 32 CHC NL 22 79 -7 -0 0 0 1 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 2
1889 33 CHC NL 15 59 -5 -0 0 -3 1 -7 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .460 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 2
13 Seasons 760 2968 -111 -1 0 44 44 -25 -3.0 101 77 7.7 .497 .500 4.1 8.0 33
CHC (11 yrs) 680 2650 -97 -1 0 37 39 -22 -2.8 91 69 6.8 .497 .500 3.9 6.9 32
IND (1 yr) 63 256 -6 0 0 7 3 5 0.4 9 13 1.3 .507 .503 0.7 1.0 6
SLR (1 yr) 17 62 -9 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.4 .461 .496 -0.4 0.1 -5

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
1885 29 CHC NL WS STL T 0 14 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0
1886 30 CHC NL WS STL L 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 17 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .118 .118 .118 .235 2 0
2 WS 0 17 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .118 .118 .118 .235 2 0

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
1875 SLR NA 19 C 16 111 72 19 20 1 .820 5.69 .823 5.71 37 0 0
1875 SLR NA 19 OF 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .817 1.90 1-0-1
1875 SLR NA 19 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .760 3.70
1878 IND NL 22 C 59 426 285 102 39 7 .908 6.56 .891 7.09 55 0 0
1878 IND NL 22 OF 9 16 11 0 5 0 .688 1.22 .834 1.77 5-0-4
1879 CHC NL 23 C 78 492 341 109 42 6 .915 5.77 .889 6.45 59 0 0
1879 CHC NL 23 OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .840 1.90 0-0-1
1880 CHC NL 24 C 67 562 408 117 37 4 .934 7.84 .894 6.88 66 0 0
1880 CHC NL 24 OF 13 10 6 2 2 1 .800 0.62 .855 1.85 0-4-10
1881 CHC NL 25 C 80 438 319 92 27 6 .938 5.14 .912 6.21 58 0 0
1881 CHC NL 25 OF 8 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.38 .870 2.06 0-0-8
1881 CHC NL 25 1B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .960 10.50
1882 CHC NL 26 C 81 568 440 91 37 3 .935 6.56 .909 6.75 64 0 0
1882 CHC NL 26 OF 10 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0.60 .856 1.93 0-0-10
1883 CHC NL 27 C 83 462 301 104 57 4 .877 4.88 .884 6.36 76 0 0
1883 CHC NL 27 OF 23 16 10 2 4 0 .750 0.52 .849 1.96 0-0-23
1884 CHC NL 28 C 73 525 354 110 61 9 .884 6.36 .895 7.37 82 0 0
1885 CHC NL 29 C 68 492 356 100 36 2 .927 6.71 .893 6.63 41 0 0
1885 CHC NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1886 CHC NL 30 C 54 440 300 93 47 2 .893 7.28 .918 7.16 41 0 0
1886 CHC NL 30 1B 3 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 4.67 .968 10.33
1887 CHC NL 31 C 47 361 255 73 33 3 .909 6.98 .906 6.12 30 0 0
1887 CHC NL 31 1B 2 27 25 1 1 1 .963 13.00 .974 10.55
1888 CHC NL 32 C 22 149 96 42 11 7 .926 6.27 .912 6.83 14 0 0
1889 CHC NL 33 C 15 93 65 19 9 0 .903 5.60 .910 6.00 16 0 0
13 Seasons C 743 5119 3592 1071 456 54 .911 6.28 .898 6.66 639 0 0
8 Seasons OF 67 57 40 4 13 1 .772 0.66 .846 1.91 6-4-58
3 Seasons 1B 6 45 42 2 1 2 .978 7.33 .971 10.43
1 Season 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .760 3.70
13 Seasons TOT 817 5222 3674 1077 471 57 .910 5.82 .898 6.30 6-4-58 639 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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ()

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1879 NL  3.2 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1878 NL  1.0 (3rd)
1879 NL  1.7 (2nd)
1880 NL  1.1 (7th)
1881 NL  1.0 (6th)
1882 NL  1.0 (7th)
1885 NL  1.2 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1881 NL  .310 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1878 NL  63 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
1879 NL  22 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 NL  4 (8th)
1884 NL  9 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1879 NL  44 (4th)
1881 NL  39 (4th)
1882 NL  50 (1st)
1883 NL  69 (3rd)
1885 NL  52 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1882 NL  82.8 (10th)
1884 NL  31.0 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1878 NL  197 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
Career  471 (89th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1878 NL  59 (1st)
1879 NL  78 (2nd)
1880 NL  67 (3rd)
1881 NL  80 (1st)
1882 NL  81 (1st)
1883 NL  83 (1st)
1884 NL  73 (4th)
1885 NL  68 (2nd)
1886 NL  54 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1878 NL  285 (2nd)
1879 NL  341 (2nd)
1880 NL  408 (3rd)
1881 NL  319 (3rd)
1882 NL  440 (2nd)
1883 NL  301 (5th)
1885 NL  356 (1st)
1886 NL  300 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1878 NL  102 (1st)
1879 NL  109 (2nd)
1880 NL  117 (3rd)
1881 NL  92 (3rd)
1882 NL  91 (3rd)
1883 NL  104 (2nd)
1884 NL  110 (2nd)
1885 NL  100 (2nd)
1886 NL  93 (4th)
1887 NL  73 (5th)
Career  1,071 (36th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1878 NL  39 (5th)
1879 NL  42 (5th)
1880 NL  37 (4th)
1882 NL  37 (3rd)
1883 NL  57 (3rd)
1884 NL  61 (2nd)
1886 NL  47 (1st)
1887 NL  33 (5th)
Career  456 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1878 NL  7 (2nd)
1879 NL  6 (2nd)
1884 NL  9 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  55 (2nd)
1879 NL  59 (4th)
1880 NL  66 (2nd)
1881 NL  58 (2nd)
1882 NL  64 (2nd)
1883 NL  76 (2nd)
1884 NL  82 (2nd)
Career  639 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1878 NL  6.56 (4th)
1880 NL  7.84 (2nd)
1882 NL  6.56 (5th)
1885 NL  6.71 (3rd)
1886 NL  7.28 (3rd)
Career  6.28 (71st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1878 NL  .908 (3rd)
1879 NL  .915 (2nd)
1880 NL  .934 (1st)
1881 NL  .938 (2nd)
1882 NL  .935 (4th)
1885 NL  .927 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1875 NA  born 1855-08-03 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (762), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 15 (1212), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (191st), 7.7 career WAR/9.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Frank Silver Sylvester Flint

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