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Les German

Lester Stanley German

Positions: Pitcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: June 1, 1869 in Baltimore, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: August 27, 1890 (Age 21.087, 1,533rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Senators/Orioles 1890-1897

Last Game: August 6, 1897 (Age 28.066)
Died: June 10, 1934 in Germantown, MD
Buried: Baker Cemetery, Aberdeen, MD
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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
1890 21 BAL AA 5 11 .313 4.83 17 16 1 15 0 0 132.1 147 95 71 2 54 37 13 0 7 606 86 4.07 1.519 10.0 0.1 3.7 2.5 0.69
1893 24 NYG NL 8 8 .500 4.14 20 18 2 14 0 0 152.0 162 109 70 6 70 35 9 0 6 691 112 4.86 1.526 9.6 0.4 4.1 2.1 0.50
1894 25 NYG NL 9 8 .529 5.54 24 16 5 11 0 1 143.0 186 139 88 7 68 21 10 0 4 676 94 5.79 1.776 11.7 0.4 4.3 1.3 0.31
1895 26 NYG NL 7 11 .389 5.96 25 18 7 16 0 0 178.1 243 159 118 7 78 36 9 1 4 847 78 5.15 1.800 12.3 0.4 3.9 1.8 0.46
1896 27 TOT NL 2 20 .091 6.43 29 20 8 14 0 1 169.1 249 180 121 6 75 20 5 0 4 815 69 4.93 1.913 13.2 0.3 4.0 1.1 0.27
1896 27 NYG NL 0 0 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 9 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 35 4.42 3.750 30.4 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.00
1896 27 WHS NL 2 20 .091 6.32 28 20 7 14 0 1 166.2 240 174 117 6 74 20 5 0 4 797 70 4.94 1.884 13.0 0.3 4.0 1.1 0.27
1897 28 WHS NL 3 5 .375 5.59 15 5 9 4 0 0 83.2 117 74 52 2 33 2 7 0 1 397 77 5.02 1.793 12.6 0.2 3.5 0.2 0.06
6 Yrs 34 63 .351 5.45 130 93 32 74 0 2 858.2 1104 756 520 30 378 151 53 1 26 4032 84 4.98 1.726 11.6 0.3 4.0 1.6 0.40
162 Game Avg. 10 19 .351 5.45 40 28 10 23 0 1 262 337 231 159 9 115 46 16 0 8 1229 84 4.98 1.726 11.6 0.3 4.0 1.6 0.40
NYG (4 yrs) 24 27 .471 5.29 70 52 15 41 0 1 476.0 600 413 280 20 217 92 28 1 14 2232 91 5.25 1.716 11.3 0.4 4.1 1.7 0.42
WHS (2 yrs) 5 25 .167 6.08 43 25 16 18 0 1 250.1 357 248 169 8 107 22 12 0 5 1194 72 4.97 1.854 12.8 0.3 3.8 0.8 0.21
BAL (1 yr) 5 11 .313 4.83 17 16 1 15 0 0 132.1 147 95 71 2 54 37 13 0 7 606 86 4.07 1.519 10.0 0.1 3.7 2.5 0.69
NL (5 yrs) 29 52 .358 5.56 113 77 31 59 0 2 726.1 957 661 449 28 324 114 40 1 19 3426 84 5.15 1.764 11.9 0.3 4.0 1.4 0.35
AA (1 yr) 5 11 .313 4.83 17 16 1 15 0 0 132.1 147 95 71 2 54 37 13 0 7 606 86 4.07 1.519 10.0 0.1 3.7 2.5 0.69
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
1890 21 BAL AA 132.1 17 16 95 6.46 5.62 0.19 0.00 110.0 5.98 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 0.5 4 .491 .499
1893 24 NYG NL 152.0 20 18 109 6.45 6.54 0.12 0.00 100.0 6.41 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.4 20 .503 .500
1894 25 NYG NL 143.0 24 16 139 8.75 7.43 0.32 0.00 99.0 7.03 -23 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -5 .434 .490
1895 26 NYG NL 178.1 25 18 159 8.02 6.59 -0.01 0.00 97.0 6.40 -27 -2.0 1.0 -0.2 -0.4 -7 .422 .488
1896 27 NYG NL 2.2 1 0 6 20.25 6.02 -0.08 0.00 96.0 5.86 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .241 .498
1896 27 WHS NL 166.2 28 20 174 9.40 6.02 -0.31 0.00 101.0 6.39 -51 -3.8 1.0 -0.2 -2.3 -34 .365 .477
1897 28 WHS NL 83.2 15 5 74 7.96 5.89 -0.07 0.00 101.0 6.02 -16 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -7 .417 .492
6 Seasons 858.2 130 93 756 7.92 6.39 0.04 0.00 101.0 6.40 -123 -8.9 1.0 -0.9 -1.9 -33 .432 .490
NYG (4 yrs) 476.0 70 52 413 7.81 6.82 0.13 0.00 98.6 6.59 -53 -3.7 1.0 -0.4 0.4 5 .447 .492
WHS (2 yrs) 250.1 43 25 248 8.92 5.98 -0.23 0.00 101.0 6.27 -67 -5.0 1.0 -0.2 -2.8 -41 .383 .482
BAL (1 yr) 132.1 17 16 95 6.46 5.62 0.19 0.00 110.0 5.98 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 0.5 4 .491 .499

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
1890 21 BAL AA 17 59 51 7 6 1 0 0 3 5 8 .118 .237 .137 .375 7 7 0 1
1893 24 NYG NL 22 79 74 10 23 0 1 0 15 1 5 1 .311 .354 .338 .692 84 25 0 1/5O
1894 25 NYG NL 24 65 60 8 18 2 0 0 8 1 3 5 .300 .333 .333 .667 62 20 0 2 1
1895 26 NYG NL 35 124 111 16 29 2 2 2 16 1 9 7 .261 .333 .369 .703 82 41 3 1 15
1896 27 TOT NL 31 78 71 11 16 1 0 1 6 3 5 5 .225 .295 .282 .577 52 20 2 0 1/5O
1896 27 NYG NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1896 27 WHS NL 30 77 70 11 16 1 0 1 6 3 5 5 .229 .299 .286 .584 54 20 2 0 1/5O
1897 28 WHS NL 19 48 44 8 15 2 0 0 3 0 3 2 .341 .383 .386 .769 104 17 0 1 1/45
6 Yrs 148 453 411 60 107 8 3 3 51 11 33 20 .260 .323 .316 .639 68 130 5 4
162 Game Avg. 162 496 450 66 117 9 3 3 56 12 36 .260 .323 .316 .639 68 142 5
NYG (4 yrs) 82 269 246 34 70 4 3 2 39 3 17 13 .285 .338 .350 .688 77 86 3 3
WHS (2 yrs) 49 125 114 19 31 3 0 1 9 3 8 7 .272 .331 .325 .655 73 37 2 1
BAL (1 yr) 17 59 51 7 6 1 0 0 3 5 8 .118 .237 .137 .375 7 7 0
NL (5 yrs) 131 394 360 53 101 7 3 3 48 6 25 20 .281 .336 .342 .678 76 123 5 4
AA (1 yr) 17 59 51 7 6 1 0 0 3 5 8 .118 .237 .137 .375 7 7 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
1890 21 BAL AA 17 59 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1893 24 NYG NL 22 79 -1 -0 0 -1 5 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .511 .501 0.3 -0.1 4 1/5O
1894 25 NYG NL 24 65 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1895 26 NYG NL 35 124 -3 -0 0 -1 9 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .510 .502 0.4 -0.1 5 15
1896 27 NYG NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1896 27 WHS NL 30 77 -5 -0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1/5O
1897 28 WHS NL 19 48 1 0 0 0 4 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .519 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1/45
6 Seasons 148 453 -20 -0 0 -2 33 11 0.8 0 11 0.8 .506 .501 1.0 -0.1 13
NYG (4 yrs) 82 269 -9 -0 0 -2 19 8 0.6 0 8 0.6 .507 .501 0.8 -0.1 10
WHS (2 yrs) 49 125 -4 -0 0 0 10 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .509 .501 0.4 0.0 5
BAL (1 yr) 17 59 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2

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
1890 BAL AA 21 P 17 132.1 28 3 21 4 0 .857 1.63 1.41 .907 2.23 2.14
1893 NYG NL 24 P 20 152.0 43 8 30 5 0 .884 2.25 1.90 .913 2.50 2.45
1893 NYG NL 24 3B 1 4 1 1 2 0 .500 2.00 .892 3.80
1893 NYG NL 24 OF 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .913 2.20 0-0-1
1894 NYG NL 25 P 24 143.0 50 10 36 4 1 .920 2.90 1.92 .912 2.18 2.11
1895 NYG NL 26 P 25 178.1 45 6 37 2 5 .956 2.17 1.72 .918 2.52 2.43
1895 NYG NL 26 3B 11 34 11 15 8 1 .765 2.36 .872 3.48
1896 TOT NL 27 P 29 169.1 63 11 46 6 1 .905 3.03 1.97 .916 2.72 2.62
1896 NYG NL 27 P 1 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1896 WHS NL 27 P 28 166.2 63 11 46 6 1 .905 3.08 2.04 .916 2.72 2.62
1896 WHS NL 27 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .890 3.50
1896 WHS NL 27 OF 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .935 2.20 0-1-0
1897 WHS NL 28 P 15 83.2 23 6 16 1 0 .957 2.37 1.47 .920 2.54 2.45
1897 WHS NL 28 2B 2 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.50 .935 5.60
1897 WHS NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.40
6 Seasons P 130 858.2 252 44 186 22 7 .913 2.41 1.77 .914 2.46 2.38
4 Seasons 3B 14 39 13 16 10 1 .744 2.07 .875 3.50
2 Seasons OF 2 5 3 0 2 0 .600 1.50 .922 2.20 0-1-1
1 Season 2B 2 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.50 .935 5.60
6 Seasons TOT 148 858.2 300 62 203 35 8 .883 2.41 1.79 .910 2.46 2.53 0-1-1
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

Saves s c a p y
1894 NL  1 (9th)
1896 NL  1 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1896 NL  20 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1895 NL  7 (8th)
1896 NL  8 (3rd)
1897 NL  9 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1894 NL  2.90 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3138th), -1.1 career WAR/-1.1 7yr-peak WAR/-1.1 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: Lester Les Stanley German

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