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Tom Forster

Thomas W. Forster

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 153 lb.

Born: May 1, 1859 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1882 (Age 23.095, 586th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Metropolitans/Alleghenys/Wolverines 1882-1886

Final Game: August 23, 1886 (Age 27.114)
Died: July 17, 1946 in New York, NY
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1882 23 DTN NL 21 81 76 5 7 0 0 0 2 5 12 .092 .148 .092 .240 -21 7 4
1884 25 TOT AA 36 133 126 10 28 5 0 0 7 .222 .263 .262 .525 70 33 0 6/54
1884 25 PIT AA 35 133 126 10 28 5 0 0 7 .222 .263 .262 .525 70 33 0 6/54
1884 25 NYP AA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1885 26 NYP AA 57 231 213 28 47 7 2 0 18 17 .221 .281 .272 .554 88 58 1 4/O
1886 27 NYP AA 67 274 251 33 49 3 2 1 20 9 20 .195 .263 .235 .498 60 59 3 4/O6
4 Yrs 181 719 666 76 131 15 4 1 40 9 49 12 .197 .256 .236 .492 61 157 4
162 Game Avg. 162 644 596 68 117 13 4 1 36 44 .197 .256 .236 .492 61 141
NYP (3 yrs) 125 505 464 61 96 10 4 1 38 9 37 .207 .271 .252 .523 73 117 4
PIT (1 yr) 35 133 126 10 28 5 0 0 7 .222 .263 .262 .525 70 33 0
DTN (1 yr) 21 81 76 5 7 0 0 0 2 5 12 .092 .148 .092 .240 -21 7
AA (3 yrs) 160 638 590 71 124 15 4 1 38 9 44 .210 .270 .254 .524 72 150 4
NL (1 yr) 21 81 76 5 7 0 0 0 2 5 12 .092 .148 .092 .240 -21 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
1882 23 DTN NL 21 81 -10 0 0 -4 0 -14 -1.4 3 -11 -1.1 .436 .492 -0.7 -0.3 -7 4
1884 25 PIT AA 35 133 -4 0 0 -1 2 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .492 .498 0.1 0.0 1 6/54
1884 25 NYP AA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1885 26 NYP AA 57 231 0 0 0 -4 1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.3 .495 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 4/O
1886 27 NYP AA 67 274 -10 -1 0 0 1 -10 -0.9 6 -4 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.3 0.1 -4 4/O6
4 Seasons 181 719 -24 -1 0 -9 4 -30 -2.9 16 -14 -1.1 .485 .496 -0.2 -0.5 -4
NYP (3 yrs) 125 505 -10 -1 0 -4 2 -13 -1.1 11 -2 0.0 .491 .496 0.3 -0.2 2
PIT (1 yr) 35 133 -4 0 0 -1 2 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .492 .498 0.1 0.0 1
DTN (1 yr) 21 81 -10 0 0 -4 0 -14 -1.4 3 -11 -1.1 .436 .492 -0.7 -0.3 -7

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
1884 25 NYP AA WS PRO L 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1 WS 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1882 DTN NL 23 2B 21 135 58 54 23 5 .830 5.33 .896 6.11
1884 PIT AA 25 SS 28 165 45 103 17 8 .897 5.29 .862 4.28
1884 PIT AA 25 3B 6 22 9 9 4 0 .818 3.00 .848 2.98
1884 PIT AA 25 2B 1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00 .901 6.00
1885 NYP AA 26 2B 52 299 127 143 29 21 .903 5.19 .901 6.10
1885 NYP AA 26 OF 5 14 8 0 6 0 .571 1.60 .879 1.88 3-2-0
1886 NYP AA 27 2B 62 387 152 193 42 26 .891 5.56 .908 6.07
1886 NYP AA 27 OF 4 5 3 1 1 1 .800 1.00 .876 1.80 2-2-0
1886 NYP AA 27 SS 1 14 2 8 4 2 .714 10.00 .854 4.60
4 Seasons 2B 136 828 339 394 95 52 .885 5.39 .903 6.09
2 Seasons SS 29 179 47 111 21 10 .883 5.45 .861 4.29
2 Seasons OF 9 19 11 1 7 1 .632 1.33 .878 1.84 5-4-0
1 Season 3B 6 22 9 9 4 0 .818 3.00 .848 2.98
4 Seasons TOT 180 1048 406 515 127 63 .879 5.12 .895 5.48 5-4-0
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

Transactions

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