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Clipper Flynn

William Flynn

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: April 29, 1849 in Lansingburgh, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1871 (Age 22.010, 56th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Haymakers/Olympics 1871-1872

Last Game: May 24, 1872 (Age 23.025)
Died: November 5, 1881 in Troy, NY
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Troy, NY
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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
1871 22 TRO NA 29 146 142 43 48 6 1 0 27 3 3 4 2 .338 .356 .394 .751 113 56 1 *3/O45
1872 23 OLY NA 9 40 40 4 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .225 .225 .250 .475 51 10 0 /3
2 Yrs 38 186 182 47 57 7 1 0 29 3 3 4 2 .313 .328 .363 .691 100 66 1
162 Game Avg. 162 793 776 200 243 30 4 0 124 13 13 17 9 .313 .328 .363 .691 100 281 4
OLY (1 yr) 9 40 40 4 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .225 .225 .250 .475 51 10 0
TRO (1 yr) 29 146 142 43 48 6 1 0 27 3 3 4 2 .338 .356 .394 .751 113 56 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
1871 22 TRO NA 29 146 4 -2 0 2 -0 4 0.2 5 9 0.7 .507 .501 0.6 0.1 7 *3/O45
1872 23 OLY NA 9 40 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .479 .499 0.0 -0.1 -1 /3
2 Seasons 38 186 2 -2 0 1 -0 1 0.0 6 7 0.6 .500 .501 0.6 0.0 6
OLY (1 yr) 9 40 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .479 .499 0.0 -0.1 -1
TRO (1 yr) 29 146 4 -2 0 2 -0 4 0.2 5 9 0.7 .507 .501 0.6 0.1 7

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
1871 TRO NA 22 1B 19 200 183 8 9 12 .955 10.05 .929 10.41
1871 TRO NA 22 OF 8 25 16 2 7 2 .720 2.25 .832 1.98 0-0-8
1871 TRO NA 22 2B 1 7 2 3 2 0 .714 5.00 .824 5.80
1871 TRO NA 22 3B 1 8 2 4 2 0 .750 6.00 .701 3.90
1872 OLY NA 23 1B 9 120 107 1 12 5 .900 12.00 .930 10.42
2 Seasons 1B 28 320 290 9 21 17 .934 10.68 .929 10.41
1 Season OF 8 25 16 2 7 2 .720 2.25 .832 1.98 0-0-8
1 Season 2B 1 7 2 3 2 0 .714 5.00 .824 5.80
1 Season 3B 1 8 2 4 2 0 .750 6.00 .701 3.90
2 Seasons TOT 38 360 310 18 32 19 .911 8.63 .916 8.34 0-0-8
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

Runs Scored s c a p y
1871 NA  43 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  48 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1871 NA  41 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (9th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1871 NA  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1871 NA  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1871 NA  .955 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS First Base (410th), 0.6 career WAR/0.6 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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