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Shorty Fuller

William Benjamin Fuller

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 157 lb.

Born: October 10, 1867 in Cincinnati, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1888 (Age 20.283)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Browns/Nationals 1888-1896

Final Game: June 2, 1896 (Age 28.236)
Died: April 11, 1904 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: St. Joseph Old Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
Relatives: Brother of Harry Fuller
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Standard Batting

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
1888 20 WHS NL 49 181 170 11 31 5 2 0 12 6 10 14 .182 .232 .235 .467 53 40 1 6/4
1889 21 STL AA 140 574 517 91 117 18 6 0 51 38 52 56 .226 .303 .284 .587 60 147 5 *6
1890 22 STL AA 130 610 526 118 146 9 9 1 40 60 73 .278 .377 .335 .712 97 176 11 *6
1891 23 STL AA 135 647 576 105 122 14 7 2 61 42 67 28 .212 .298 .271 .569 58 156 4 *64
1892 24 NYG NL 141 560 508 74 116 11 4 1 48 37 52 24 .228 .300 .272 .572 74 138 0 *6
1893 25 NYG NL 130 536 474 78 112 14 8 0 51 26 60 21 .236 .325 .300 .624 66 142 2 *6
1894 26 NYG NL 95 431 377 82 104 14 4 2 47 32 52 16 .276 .367 .350 .717 74 132 2 0 *6/5O4
1895 27 NYG NL 126 531 458 82 103 11 3 0 32 15 64 34 .225 .323 .262 .585 53 120 2 7 *6
1896 28 NYG NL 18 87 72 10 12 0 0 0 7 4 14 5 .167 .310 .167 .477 29 12 1 0 6
9 Yrs 964 4157 3678 651 863 96 43 6 349 260 444 198 .235 .322 .289 .611 67 1063 28 7
162 Game Avg. 162 699 618 109 145 16 7 1 59 44 75 .235 .322 .289 .611 67 179 5
NYG (5 yrs) 510 2145 1889 326 447 50 19 3 185 114 242 100 .237 .326 .288 .614 65 544 7 7
STL (3 yrs) 405 1831 1619 314 385 41 22 3 152 140 192 84 .238 .326 .296 .622 72 479 20
WHS (1 yr) 49 181 170 11 31 5 2 0 12 6 10 14 .182 .232 .235 .467 53 40 1
NL (6 yrs) 559 2326 2059 337 478 55 21 3 197 120 252 114 .232 .318 .284 .602 64 584 8 7
AA (3 yrs) 405 1831 1619 314 385 41 22 3 152 140 192 84 .238 .326 .296 .622 72 479 20

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
1888 20 WHS NL 49 181 -8 -1 0 -2 3 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .485 .495 0.2 0.1 1 6/4
1889 21 STL AA 140 574 -31 1 0 14 9 -7 -0.6 12 5 0.7 .496 .496 -0.6 2.0 -9 *6
1890 22 STL AA 130 610 -1 3 0 -4 9 6 0.4 14 20 1.9 .504 .503 2.3 0.3 24 *6
1891 23 STL AA 135 647 -32 2 0 1 7 -22 -1.8 14 -7 -0.3 .486 .489 -0.5 0.8 -8 *64
1892 24 NYG NL 141 560 -13 2 0 0 9 -2 -0.3 19 17 1.7 .498 .499 1.8 0.8 17 *6
1893 25 NYG NL 130 536 -23 -0 0 13 9 -2 -0.2 18 16 1.6 .499 .499 0.6 1.7 3 *6
1894 26 NYG NL 95 431 -15 1 0 1 6 -6 -0.5 15 8 0.9 .495 .497 0.9 0.5 7 *6/5O4
1895 27 NYG NL 126 531 -32 -2 0 17 8 -8 -0.7 18 10 1.1 .495 .496 -0.2 2.0 -7 *6
1896 28 NYG NL 18 87 -7 -0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.6 3 -4 -0.3 .469 .497 -0.2 0.0 -3 6
9 Seasons 964 4157 -162 7 0 39 61 -55 -5.1 120 65 7.1 .495 .497 4.1 8.1 26
NYG (5 yrs) 510 2145 -90 1 0 30 33 -26 -2.3 73 47 5.0 .496 .498 2.8 5.0 18
STL (3 yrs) 405 1831 -65 6 0 11 25 -22 -2.1 40 18 2.2 .495 .496 1.2 3.1 7
WHS (1 yr) 49 181 -8 -1 0 -2 3 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.1 .485 .495 0.2 0.1 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1888 20 WHS NL 181 139 9 1.7 67 .199 .182 .239 .232 .286 .235 .328 .467 .614 53 .236 -8.6 -1.0 .410 .147 .053 .0
1889 21 STL AA 574 400 44 2.9 101 .254 .226 .280 .303 .354 .284 .380 .587 .735 60 .339 -27.7 -2.9 .605 .232 .058 .0
1890 22 STL AA 610 380 64 4.4 98 .276 .278 .277 .377 .359 .335 .365 .712 .724 97 .565 0.6 0.1 .842 .310 .057 2.0
1891 23 STL AA 647 454 46 2.6 97 .220 .212 .270 .298 .355 .271 .365 .569 .720 58 .316 -32.6 -3.4 .593 .248 .059 3.8
1892 24 NYG NL 560 392 41 2.7 81 .238 .228 .251 .300 .324 .272 .336 .572 .659 74 .372 -15.7 -1.7 .579 .219 .043 1.9
1893 25 NYG NL 536 362 46 3.4 106 .247 .236 .286 .325 .364 .300 .389 .624 .753 66 .334 -22.8 -2.2 .635 .245 .063 .0
1894 26 NYG NL 431 273 48 4.6 126 .284 .276 .314 .367 .386 .350 .443 .717 .829 74 .379 -14.5 -1.2 .799 .297 .074 3.8
1895 27 NYG NL 531 362 38 2.7 110 .243 .225 .300 .323 .366 .262 .405 .585 .771 53 .236 -30.1 -2.8 .566 .210 .037 .0
1896 28 NYG NL 87 60 4 1.7 105 .179 .167 .294 .310 .358 .167 .392 .477 .750 29 .133 -6.6 -0.6 .517 .250 .000 .0
9 Yrs 4157 2822 340 3.2 100 .247 .235 .279 .322 .354 .289 .378 .611 .732 67 .352 -158.2 -15.8 .638 .246 .054 11.7
162 Game Avg. 699 474 57 3.2 100 .247 .235 .279 .322 .354 .289 .378 .611 .732 67 .352 -158.2 -15.8 .638 .246 .054 2
NYG (5 yrs) 2145 1449 177 3.2 104 .249 .237 .286 .326 .358 .288 .389 .614 .748 65 .317 -89.8 -8.6 .629 .240 .051 5.8
STL (3 yrs) 1831 1234 154 3.3 99 .249 .238 .276 .326 .356 .296 .370 .622 .726 72 .408 -59.7 -6.2 .673 .263 .058 5.9
WHS (1 yr) 181 139 9 1.7 67 .199 .182 .239 .232 .286 .235 .328 .467 .614 53 .235 -8.6 -1.0 .410 .147 .053 .0
NL (6 yrs) 2326 1588 186 3.1 101 .245 .232 .282 .318 .352 .284 .384 .602 .737 64 .311 -98.4 -9.6 .610 .232 .051 5.9
AA (3 yrs) 1831 1234 154 3.3 99 .249 .238 .276 .326 .356 .296 .370 .622 .726 72 .408 -59.7 -6.2 .673 .263 .058 5.9

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1888 20 WHS NL 181 0.0% 7.7% 5.5% 3.9% 23% 1.40 12.1 14.2 86%
1889 21 STL AA 574 0.0% 9.8% 9.1% 4.2% 21% 1.08 9.2 10.1 80%
1890 22 STL AA 610 0.2% 12.0% 3.1% 13% 526.0 13.2 86%
1891 23 STL AA 647 0.3% 4.3% 10.4% 3.6% 19% 0.42 20.6 288.0 9.4 84%
1892 24 NYG NL 560 0.2% 4.3% 9.3% 2.9% 14% 0.46 21.2 508.0 10.6 86%
1893 25 NYG NL 536 0.0% 3.9% 11.2% 4.1% 20% 0.35 22.6 9.3 85%
1894 26 NYG NL 431 0.5% 3.7% 12.1% 4.6% 19% 0.31 23.6 188.5 8.0 83%
1895 27 NYG NL 531 0.0% 6.4% 12.1% 2.6% 14% 0.53 13.5 14.3 80%
1896 28 NYG NL 87 0.0% 5.8% 16.1% 0.0% 0% 0.36 14.4 10.3 77%
9 Yrs 4157 0.1% 4.8% 10.7% 3.5% 17% 0.45 15.9 613.0 10.5 84%
MLB Averages 0.7% 7.1% 8.5% 5.6% 23% 0.83 12.7 128.4 7.4 82%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1888 20 49 181 170 11 31 5 2 0 12 6 10 14 .182 .232 .235 .467 53 40 1
1889 21 189 755 687 102 148 23 8 0 63 44 62 70 .215 .286 .272 .558 59 187 6
1890 22 319 1365 1213 220 294 32 17 1 103 104 135 70 .242 .327 .299 .626 76 363 17
1891 23 454 2012 1789 325 416 46 24 3 164 146 202 98 .233 .318 .290 .608 70 519 21
1892 24 595 2572 2297 399 532 57 28 4 212 183 254 122 .232 .314 .286 .600 71 657 21
1893 25 725 3108 2771 477 644 71 36 4 263 209 314 143 .232 .316 .288 .604 70 799 23
1894 26 820 3539 3148 559 748 85 40 6 310 241 366 159 .238 .322 .296 .618 70 931 25 0
1895 27 946 4070 3606 641 851 96 43 6 342 256 430 193 .236 .322 .291 .613 68 1051 27 7
1896 28 964 4157 3678 651 863 96 43 6 349 260 444 198 .235 .322 .289 .611 67 1063 28 7

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1888 20 58 216 203 13 37 6 2 0 14 7 12 17 .182 .231 .232 .463 11 49
1889 21 162 623 570 70 107 16 5 0 39 35 48 65 .188 .257 .233 .490 34 140
1890 22 176 760 670 109 157 10 10 1 37 65 78 0 .234 .325 .284 .609 59 130
1891 23 176 797 722 96 129 15 7 2 56 44 71 37 .179 .256 .227 .483 42 135
1892 24 148 574 524 68 112 11 4 1 44 36 50 25 .214 .282 .256 .538 38 141
1893 25 161 619 558 65 110 14 8 0 43 26 59 26 .197 .276 .251 .527 38 130
1894 26 116 476 427 60 94 13 4 2 35 29 47 19 .220 .300 .283 .584 35 95
1895 27 153 605 532 68 100 11 3 0 26 15 62 41 .188 .275 .220 .495 32 126
1896 28 22 103 87 10 13 0 0 0 7 4 15 6 .149 .282 .149 .431 4 18
9 Yrs 1172 4773 4293 559 859 96 43 6 301 261 442 236 .200 .279 .247 .526 293 964
162 Game Avg. 162 660 593 77 119 13 6 1 42 36 61 .200 .279 .247 .526 41 964

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1889 AA  2.0 (2nd)
1893 NL  1.7 (3rd)
1895 NL  2.0 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1889 AA  140 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1890 AA  526 (9th)
1891 AA  576 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1890 AA  610 (4th)
1891 AA  647 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1890 AA  118 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1890 AA  73 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1890 AA  60 (7th)
Career  260 (211th)

Singles s c a p y
1890 AA  127 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1890 AA  230 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 AA  11 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1891 AA  20.6 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1890 AA  380 (10th)
1891 AA  454 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1888 NL  born 1867-10-10 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1447), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (217th), 7.1 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Benjamin Shorty Fuller

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