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Russ Ford

Russell William Ford

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 25, 1883 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1909 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1910 [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Buffeds/Yankees/Blues 1909-1915

Final Game: August 16, 1915 (Age 32)
Died: January 24, 1960 in Rockingham, NC
Buried: Leak Family Cemetery, Rockingham, NC
Relatives: Brother of Gene Ford
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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
1909 26 NYY AL 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 4 4 3 0 4 2 3 0 0 19 34 7.88 2.667 12.0 0.0 12.0 6.0 0.50
1910 27 NYY AL 26 6 .813 1.65 36 33 3 29 8 1 299.2 194 69 55 4 70 209 8 1 5 1112 160 1.88 0.881 5.8 0.1 2.1 6.3 2.99
1911 28 NYY AL 22 11 .667 2.27 37 33 4 26 1 0 281.1 251 119 71 3 76 158 4 0 5 1139 158 2.64 1.162 8.0 0.1 2.4 5.1 2.08 MVP-18
1912 29 NYY AL 13 21 .382 3.55 36 35 1 30 0 0 291.2 317 165 115 11 79 112 5 2 3 1218 102 3.44 1.358 9.8 0.3 2.4 3.5 1.42
1913 30 NYY AL 12 18 .400 2.66 33 28 5 15 1 2 237.0 244 101 70 9 58 72 4 0 3 944 113 3.23 1.274 9.3 0.3 2.2 2.7 1.24
1914 31 BUF FL 21 6 .778 1.82 35 26 9 19 5 6 247.1 190 63 50 11 41 123 7 0 0 937 180 2.60 0.934 6.9 0.4 1.5 4.5 3.00
1915 32 BUF FL 5 9 .357 4.52 21 15 5 7 0 0 127.1 140 74 64 7 48 34 3 0 3 542 70 3.79 1.476 9.9 0.5 3.4 2.4 0.71
7 Yrs 99 71 .582 2.59 199 170 28 126 15 9 1487.1 1340 595 428 45 376 710 34 3 19 5911 124 2.84 1.154 8.1 0.3 2.3 4.3 1.89
162 Game Avg. 18 13 .582 2.59 37 31 5 23 3 2 274 247 110 79 8 69 131 6 1 4 1089 124 2.84 1.154 8.1 0.3 2.3 4.3 1.89
NYY (5 yrs) 73 56 .566 2.54 143 129 14 100 10 3 1112.2 1010 458 314 27 287 553 24 3 16 4432 126 2.78 1.166 8.2 0.2 2.3 4.5 1.93
BUF (2 yrs) 26 15 .634 2.74 56 41 14 26 5 6 374.2 330 137 114 18 89 157 10 0 3 1479 118 3.01 1.118 7.9 0.4 2.1 3.8 1.76
AL (5 yrs) 73 56 .566 2.54 143 129 14 100 10 3 1112.2 1010 458 314 27 287 553 24 3 16 4432 126 2.78 1.166 8.2 0.2 2.3 4.5 1.93
FL (2 yrs) 26 15 .634 2.74 56 41 14 26 5 6 374.2 330 137 114 18 89 157 10 0 3 1479 118 3.01 1.118 7.9 0.4 2.1 3.8 1.76

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
1909 26 NYY AL 3.0 1 0 4 12.00 3.38 -0.29 0.00 102.0 3.74 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .250 .498 $1,800
1910 27 NYY AL 299.2 36 33 69 2.07 3.59 -0.02 0.00 105.0 3.79 60 8.3 1.0 -0.3 11.0 83 .730 .551
1911 28 NYY AL 281.1 37 33 119 3.81 4.63 -0.11 0.00 107.0 5.07 39 4.3 1.0 -0.2 6.9 70 .615 .526 MVP-18
1912 29 NYY AL 291.2 36 35 165 5.09 4.48 -0.60 0.00 108.0 5.49 14 1.5 1.0 -0.3 4.2 43 .543 .510 $5,500
1913 30 NYY AL 237.0 33 28 101 3.84 4.00 -0.18 0.00 102.0 4.25 13 1.5 1.0 -0.2 3.7 33 .546 .509
1914 31 BUF FL 247.1 35 26 63 2.29 4.12 0.07 0.00 103.0 4.17 49 6.0 1.0 -0.1 7.0 61 .672 .537 $10,000
1915 32 BUF FL 127.1 21 15 74 5.23 3.87 -0.09 0.00 103.0 4.08 -16 -1.7 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -12 .418 .489
7 Seasons 1487.1 199 170 595 3.60 4.14 -0.17 0.00 105.0 4.53 156 19.6 1.0 -1.3 31.3 275 .599 .523 $17,300
NYY (5 yrs) 1112.2 143 129 458 3.70 4.17 -0.23 0.00 105.6 4.66 123 15.4 1.0 -1.1 25.5 226 .607 .524 $7,300
BUF (2 yrs) 374.2 56 41 137 3.29 4.03 0.01 0.00 103.0 4.14 33 4.3 1.0 -0.2 5.7 49 .577 .519 $10,000

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
1909 26 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1910 27 NYY AL 36 112 96 8 20 1 5 0 7 1 9 33 .208 .283 .323 .606 85 31 1 6 1
1911 28 NYY AL 37 109 102 10 20 2 1 0 8 2 3 31 .196 .219 .235 .454 24 24 0 4 1 MVP-18
1912 29 NYY AL 40 125 112 15 32 8 0 1 8 2 1 6 31 .286 .322 .384 .706 97 43 0 7 1/4O
1913 30 NYY AL 33 84 74 5 12 1 1 0 3 5 7 29 .162 .244 .203 .447 31 15 1 2 1
1914 31 BUF FL 35 89 78 10 10 1 0 0 7 3 8 28 .128 .209 .141 .350 0 11 0 4 1
1915 32 BUF FL 22 46 43 7 12 4 1 0 4 1 1 9 .279 .295 .419 .714 106 18 0 3 1
7 Yrs 204 566 506 55 106 17 8 1 37 14 1 34 161 .209 .262 .281 .543 55 142 2 26
162 Game Avg. 162 449 402 44 84 14 6 1 29 11 27 128 .209 .262 .281 .543 55 113 2 21
NYY (5 yrs) 147 431 385 38 84 12 7 1 26 10 1 25 124 .218 .269 .294 .563 61 113 2 19
BUF (2 yrs) 57 135 121 17 22 5 1 0 11 4 9 37 .182 .238 .240 .478 37 29 0 7
AL (5 yrs) 147 431 385 38 84 12 7 1 26 10 1 25 124 .218 .269 .294 .563 61 113 2 19
FL (2 yrs) 57 135 121 17 22 5 1 0 11 4 9 37 .182 .238 .240 .478 37 29 0 7

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
1909 26 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800 /1
1910 27 NYY AL 36 112 -3 -0 0 0 8 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .516 .504 0.6 -0.0 5 1
1911 28 NYY AL 37 109 -12 -0 0 0 10 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1 MVP-18
1912 29 NYY AL 40 125 -2 0 0 0 10 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .522 .505 0.9 0.0 8 $5,500 1/4O
1913 30 NYY AL 33 84 -7 0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1914 31 BUF FL 35 89 -11 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $10,000 1
1915 32 BUF FL 22 46 -0 -0 0 0 3 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .517 .502 0.4 0.0 3 1
7 Seasons 204 566 -35 1 0 0 46 12 1.3 0 12 1.3 .506 .501 1.3 0.0 12 $17,300
NYY (5 yrs) 147 431 -24 1 0 0 35 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .508 .502 1.2 -0.0 11 $7,300
BUF (2 yrs) 57 135 -11 0 0 0 11 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,000

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
1909 NYY AL 26 P 1 3.0 4 1 2 1 1 .750 9.00 3.00 .942 3.30 3.20
1910 NYY AL 27 P 36 299.2 89 7 75 7 4 .921 2.46 2.28 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 NYY AL 28 P 37 281.1 91 16 70 5 0 .945 2.75 2.32 .938 2.88 2.85 MVP-18
1912 NYY AL 29 P 36 291.2 106 13 88 5 6 .953 3.12 2.81 .940 2.96 2.90
1912 NYY AL 29 2B 2 12 2 8 2 0 .833 5.00 .945 4.90
1912 NYY AL 29 OF 2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 2.05 2-0-0
1913 NYY AL 30 P 33 237.0 75 11 56 8 1 .893 2.54 2.03 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 BUF FL 31 P 35 26 19 247.1 82 9 72 1 2 .988 2.95 2.31 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 BUF FL 32 P 21 15 7 127.1 42 2 40 0 1 1.000 2.97 2.00 .956 3.08 3.05
7 Seasons P 199 41 26 1487.1 489 59 403 27 15 .945 2.80 2.32 .942 3.04 3.01
1 Season 2B 2 12 2 8 2 0 .833 5.00 .945 4.90
1 Season OF 2 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 2.05 2-0-0
7 Seasons TOT 203 41 26 1487.1 505 64 412 29 15 .943 2.80 2.34 .942 3.04 3.02 2-0-0
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (18, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1910 AL  11.5 (1st)
1911 AL  6.7 (6th)
1914 FL  6.7 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1910 AL  11.0 (2nd)
1911 AL  6.9 (4th)
1914 FL  7.0 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1910 AL  1.65 (7th)
1911 AL  2.27 (7th)
1914 FL  1.82 (2nd)
Career  2.59 (53rd)

Wins s c a p y
1910 AL  26 (2nd)
1911 AL  22 (7th)
1914 FL  21 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1910 AL  .813 (2nd)
1911 AL  .667 (7th)
1914 FL  .778 (1st)
Career  .582 (178th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1910 AL  0.881 (2nd)
1911 AL  1.162 (5th)
1914 FL  0.934 (1st)
Career  1.154 (70th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 AL  5.827 (1st)
1911 AL  8.030 (7th)
1914 FL  6.914 (2nd)
Career  8.108 (154th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 AL  2.102 (10th)
1913 AL  2.203 (6th)
1914 FL  1.492 (1st)
Career  2.275 (194th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 AL  6.277 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1910 AL  36 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1910 AL  1 (9th)
1914 FL  6 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1910 AL  299.7 (4th)
1911 AL  281.3 (4th)
1912 AL  291.7 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1910 AL  209 (4th)
1911 AL  158 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1910 AL  33 (5th)
1911 AL  33 (4th)
1912 AL  35 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1910 AL  29 (4th)
1911 AL  26 (3rd)
1912 AL  30 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1910 AL  8 (2nd)
1914 FL  5 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  4 (9th)
1912 AL  11 (1st)
1913 AL  9 (1st)
1914 FL  11 (1st)
1915 FL  7 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1911 AL  251 (6th)
1912 AL  317 (2nd)
1913 AL  244 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1910 AL  2.986 (4th)
1911 AL  2.079 (4th)
1914 FL  3.000 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
Career  0.272 (245th)

Losses s c a p y
1912 AL  21 (1st)
1913 AL  18 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1912 AL  115 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1910 AL  1,112 (6th)
1911 AL  1,139 (4th)
1912 AL  1,218 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1910 AL  160 (4th)
1911 AL  158 (4th)
1914 FL  180 (1st)
Career  124 (79th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1910 AL  1.88 (4th)
1911 AL  2.64 (4th)
1914 FL  2.60 (10th)
Career  2.84 (78th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  35 (4th)
1911 AL  31 (4th)
1914 FL  40 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1910 AL  4.2 (4th)
1911 AL  3.2 (4th)
1914 FL  4.5 (3rd)
Career  10.7 (235th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1911 AL  16 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1913 AL  8 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1912 AL  2.81 (4th)
Career  2.32 (83rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1914 FL  .988 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 10 (246), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 80 (314), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 40 (350), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 25 (213), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (218th), 32.6 career WAR/32.6 7yr-peak WAR/32.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
190926New York Highlanders$1,8001942 TSN Guide 164$300/month, annualized
191229New York Highlanders$5,5001942 TSN Guide 164
191431Buffalo Buffeds$10,000II Voigt at 117
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,300
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: Russell Russ russell William Ford

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