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Brownie Foreman

John Davis Foreman

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: August 6, 1875 in Baltimore, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: July 18, 1895 (Age 19.346)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds 1895-1896

Final Game: September 22, 1896 (Age 21.047)
Died: October 10, 1926 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD
Relatives: Brother of Frank Foreman
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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
1895 19 PIT NL 8 6 .571 3.22 19 16 3 12 0 2 139.2 131 83 50 0 64 54 19 0 4 619 141 4.59 1.396 8.4 0.0 4.1 3.5 0.84
1896 20 TOT NL 4 6 .400 7.87 13 13 0 8 1 0 84.2 114 85 74 6 51 27 10 0 6 418 55 5.74 1.949 12.1 0.6 5.4 2.9 0.53
1896 20 PIT NL 3 3 .500 6.57 9 9 0 5 0 0 61.2 73 55 45 4 35 18 8 0 5 293 64 5.64 1.751 10.7 0.6 5.1 2.6 0.51
1896 20 CIN NL 1 3 .250 11.35 4 4 0 3 1 0 23.0 41 30 29 2 16 9 2 0 1 125 41 5.99 2.478 16.0 0.8 6.3 3.5 0.56
2 Yrs 12 12 .500 4.97 32 29 3 20 1 2 224.1 245 168 124 6 115 81 29 0 10 1037 90 5.02 1.605 9.8 0.2 4.6 3.2 0.70
162 Game Avg. 13 13 .500 4.97 36 32 3 22 1 2 250 273 187 138 7 128 90 32 0 11 1156 90 5.02 1.605 9.8 0.2 4.6 3.2 0.70
PIT (2 yrs) 11 9 .550 4.25 28 25 3 17 0 2 201.1 204 138 95 4 99 72 27 0 9 912 105 4.91 1.505 9.1 0.2 4.4 3.2 0.73
CIN (1 yr) 1 3 .250 11.35 4 4 0 3 1 0 23.0 41 30 29 2 16 9 2 0 1 125 41 5.99 2.478 16.0 0.8 6.3 3.5 0.56
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
1895 19 PIT NL 139.2 19 16 83 5.35 6.63 0.19 0.00 95.0 6.12 16 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.5 32 .568 .508
1896 20 PIT NL 61.2 9 9 55 8.03 6.04 0.03 0.00 96.0 5.77 -14 -1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -7 .384 .494
1896 20 CIN NL 23.0 4 4 30 11.74 6.03 0.48 0.00 106.0 5.88 -14 -0.9 -0.0 -0.7 -12 .268 .494
2 Seasons 224.1 32 29 168 6.74 6.41 0.18 0.00 96.4 6.00 -12 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 1.3 12 .479 .502
PIT (2 yrs) 201.1 28 25 138 6.17 6.45 0.14 0.00 95.3 6.01 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.0 24 .509 .503
CIN (1 yr) 23.0 4 4 30 11.74 6.03 0.48 0.00 106.0 5.88 -14 -0.9 -0.0 -0.7 -12 .268 .494

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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
1895 19 PIT NL 19 54 46 6 3 0 0 0 4 2 7 14 .065 .189 .065 .254 -31 3 0 1 1
1896 20 TOT NL 13 38 30 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 8 9 .167 .342 .167 .509 37 5 0 0 1
1896 20 PIT NL 9 27 20 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 7 7 .150 .370 .150 .520 42 3 0 0 /1
1896 20 CIN NL 4 11 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .200 .473 22 2 0 0 /1
2 Yrs 32 92 76 8 8 0 0 0 6 2 15 23 .105 .253 .105 .358 -4 8 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 466 385 41 41 0 0 0 30 10 76 116 .105 .253 .105 .358 -4 41 0 5
PIT (2 yrs) 28 81 66 8 6 0 0 0 6 2 14 21 .091 .250 .091 .341 -8 6 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 4 11 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .200 .473 22 2 0 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
1895 19 PIT NL 19 54 -11 0 0 0 4 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .470 .497 -0.6 0.0 -7 1
1896 20 PIT NL 9 27 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1896 20 CIN NL 4 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2 Seasons 32 92 -14 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .482 .498 -0.6 0.0 -7
PIT (2 yrs) 28 81 -12 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .481 .498 -0.5 0.0 -7
CIN (1 yr) 4 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -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 Awards
1895 PIT NL 19 P 19 139.2 51 3 43 5 1 .902 2.96 2.42 .918 2.52 2.42
1896 TOT NL 20 P 13 84.2 25 2 23 0 1 1.000 2.66 1.92 .916 2.72 2.62
1896 PIT NL 20 P 9 61.2 19 0 19 0 1 1.000 2.77 2.11 .916 2.71 2.62
1896 CIN NL 20 P 4 23.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.35 1.50 .917 2.74 2.62
2 Seasons P 32 224.1 76 5 66 5 2 .934 2.85 2.22 .917 2.60 2.50
2 Seasons TOT 32 224.1 76 5 66 5 2 .934 2.85 2.22 .917 2.60 2.50
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.
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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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1895 NL  3.22 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1895 NL  1.396 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1895 NL  8.442 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1895 NL  3.480 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1895 NL  2 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1895 NL  0.000 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1895 NL  19 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1895 NL  141 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1895 NL  born 1875-08-06 (6th)
1896 NL  born 1875-08-06 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 9 (1579), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1801st), 0.7 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 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: John Brownie Davis Foreman

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