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Barney Gilligan

Andrew Bernard Gilligan

Positions: Catcher, Outfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 130 lb.

Born: January 3, 1856 in Cambridge, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1875 (Age 19.265, 319th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Grays/Nationals/Blues/Wolverines 1879-1888

Last Game: April 27, 1888 (Age 32.115)
Died: April 1, 1934 in Lynn, MA
Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA
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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
1879 23 CLV NL 52 205 205 20 35 6 2 0 11 0 13 .171 .171 .220 .390 27 45 2O/6
1880 24 CLV NL 30 105 99 9 17 4 3 1 13 6 12 .172 .219 .303 .522 77 30 2/O6
1881 25 PRO NL 46 192 183 19 40 7 2 0 20 9 24 .219 .255 .279 .534 68 51 26/O
1882 26 PRO NL 56 205 201 32 45 7 6 0 26 4 26 .224 .239 .318 .557 77 64 2/6
1883 27 PRO NL 74 289 263 34 52 13 3 0 24 26 32 .198 .270 .270 .540 62 71 *2
1884 28 PRO NL 82 329 294 47 72 13 2 1 38 35 41 .245 .325 .313 .638 104 92 *2/35
1885 29 PRO NL 71 275 252 23 54 7 3 0 12 23 33 .214 .280 .266 .546 80 67 2/64O
1886 30 WHS NL 81 312 273 23 52 9 2 0 17 6 39 35 .190 .292 .238 .530 68 65 2O/56
1887 31 WHS NL 28 95 90 7 18 2 0 1 6 2 5 18 .200 .242 .256 .498 41 23 0 2/6O
1888 32 DTN NL 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 28 1 0 /2
10 Yrs 521 2012 1865 215 386 68 23 3 167 8 147 235 .207 .265 .273 .538 70 509 0
162 Game Avg. 162 626 580 67 120 21 7 1 52 46 73 .207 .265 .273 .538 70 158
PRO (5 yrs) 329 1290 1193 155 263 47 16 1 120 97 156 .220 .279 .289 .568 80 345
CLV (2 yrs) 82 310 304 29 52 10 5 1 24 6 25 .171 .187 .247 .434 43 75
WHS (2 yrs) 109 407 363 30 70 11 2 1 23 8 44 53 .193 .280 .242 .523 61 88 0
DTN (1 yr) 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 28 1 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
1879 23 CLV NL 52 205 -15 0 0 -6 0 -21 -2.0 7 -14 -1.3 .461 .488 -0.7 -0.5 -8 2O/6
1880 24 CLV NL 30 105 -2 0 0 2 2 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .504 .501 0.3 0.3 3 2/O6
1881 25 PRO NL 46 192 -7 0 0 5 3 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.3 0.8 2 $875 26/O
1882 26 PRO NL 56 205 -6 0 0 7 4 4 0.3 7 11 1.1 .507 .502 0.5 0.9 4 2/6
1883 27 PRO NL 74 289 -12 0 0 7 5 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 0.4 1.0 2 *2
1884 28 PRO NL 82 329 3 0 0 16 5 25 2.2 11 36 3.3 .528 .514 1.9 1.9 20 *2/35
1885 29 PRO NL 71 275 -5 0 0 3 5 3 0.2 9 12 1.2 .504 .502 1.0 0.7 9 2/64O
1886 30 WHS NL 81 312 -7 -1 0 7 4 4 0.2 11 14 1.4 .504 .502 0.9 1.0 7 2O/56
1887 31 WHS NL 28 95 -8 -0 0 -5 2 -12 -1.1 3 -9 -0.8 .464 .494 -0.3 -0.3 -4 2/6O
1888 32 DTN NL 1 5 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .461 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
10 Seasons 521 2012 -60 -1 0 36 29 4 -0.1 69 73 7.1 .501 .502 4.2 5.8 37 $875
PRO (5 yrs) 329 1290 -27 0 0 38 21 32 2.7 44 77 7.3 .509 .504 4.1 5.3 38 $875
CLV (2 yrs) 82 310 -18 0 0 -4 2 -20 -1.9 11 -9 -0.8 .477 .492 -0.4 -0.2 -5
WHS (2 yrs) 109 407 -15 -1 0 2 6 -9 -0.8 14 5 0.6 .494 .500 0.6 0.7 3
DTN (1 yr) 1 5 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .461 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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 ❍ 28 PRO NL WS NYP W 0 9 9 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 .444 .444 .667 1.111 6 0
1 WS 0 9 9 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 .444 .444 .667 1.111 6 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1879 CLV NL 23 C 27 216 147 41 28 0 .870 6.96 .889 6.45 42 0 0
1879 CLV NL 23 OF 23 46 32 6 8 0 .826 1.65 .838 1.89 21-2-0
1879 CLV NL 23 SS 2 11 3 7 1 0 .909 5.00 .872 4.55
1880 CLV NL 24 C 23 162 124 33 5 4 .969 6.83 .894 6.88 34 0 0
1880 CLV NL 24 OF 4 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 .855 1.85 0-4-0
1880 CLV NL 24 SS 4 18 3 14 1 2 .944 4.25 .882 4.38
1881 PRO NL 25 C 36 242 184 41 17 9 .930 6.25 .912 6.21 25 0 0
1881 PRO NL 25 SS 10 47 8 32 7 0 .851 4.00 .873 4.63
1881 PRO NL 25 OF 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .870 2.10 0-1-0
1882 PRO NL 26 C 54 396 287 82 27 8 .932 6.83 .909 6.75 41 0 0
1882 PRO NL 26 SS 2 7 0 5 2 1 .714 2.50 .851 4.50
1883 PRO NL 27 C 74 541 379 108 54 10 .900 6.58 .884 6.36 74 0 0
1884 PRO NL 28 C 81 753 605 94 54 7 .928 8.63 .895 7.37 46 0 0
1884 PRO NL 28 1B 1 9 8 0 1 0 .889 8.00 .962 10.50
1884 PRO NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1885 PRO NL 29 C 65 446 305 84 57 13 .872 5.98 .893 6.63 40 0 0
1885 PRO NL 29 SS 5 27 7 16 4 0 .852 4.60 .872 4.60
1885 PRO NL 29 2B 1 6 2 2 2 0 .667 4.00 .898 5.80
1885 PRO NL 29 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 1.80 1-0-0
1886 WHS NL 30 C 71 496 358 101 37 7 .925 6.46 .918 7.16 48 0 0
1886 WHS NL 30 OF 14 31 20 5 6 2 .806 1.79 .890 1.75 1-6-7
1886 WHS NL 30 3B 1 5 1 2 2 0 .600 3.00 .864 3.30
1886 WHS NL 30 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.40
1887 WHS NL 31 C 26 151 94 38 19 3 .874 5.08 .906 6.12 27 0 0
1887 WHS NL 31 SS 3 14 4 8 2 1 .857 4.00 .890 5.00
1887 WHS NL 31 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-1-0
1888 DTN NL 32 C 1 8 5 2 1 1 .875 7.00 .912 6.80 0 0 0
10 Seasons C 458 3411 2488 624 299 62 .912 6.79 .899 6.75 377 0 0
6 Seasons OF 44 87 60 12 15 3 .828 1.64 .859 1.85 23-14-7
7 Seasons SS 27 124 25 82 17 4 .863 3.96 .875 4.60
2 Seasons 3B 2 5 1 2 2 0 .600 1.50 .864 3.25
1 Season 1B 1 9 8 0 1 0 .889 8.00 .962 10.50
1 Season 2B 1 6 2 2 2 0 .667 4.00 .898 5.80
10 Seasons TOT 533 3642 2584 722 336 69 .908 6.20 .898 6.23 23-14-7 377 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1882 NL  1.0 (10th)
1883 NL  1.0 (8th)
1884 NL  1.9 (1st)
1886 NL  1.0 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  26 (6th)
1884 NL  35 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1883 NL  74 (2nd)
1884 NL  81 (1st)
1885 NL  65 (3rd)
1886 NL  71 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1882 NL  287 (5th)
1883 NL  379 (2nd)
1884 NL  605 (1st)
1885 NL  305 (4th)
1886 NL  358 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1882 NL  82 (5th)
1883 NL  108 (1st)
1885 NL  84 (5th)
1886 NL  101 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1883 NL  54 (4th)
1884 NL  54 (4th)
1885 NL  57 (1st)
1886 NL  37 (4th)
Career  299 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1881 NL  9 (3rd)
1882 NL  8 (2nd)
1883 NL  10 (2nd)
1884 NL  7 (5th)
1885 NL  13 (1st)
1886 NL  7 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1883 NL  74 (3rd)
1886 NL  48 (4th)
Career  377 (12th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1882 NL  6.83 (4th)
1883 NL  6.58 (4th)
1884 NL  8.63 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1882 NL  .932 (5th)
1883 NL  .900 (4th)
1884 NL  .928 (3rd)
1886 NL  .925 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Catcher (199th), 7.1 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1881 25 Providence Grays $875 ? D. Morse, Sphere and Ash 60
Career to date (may be incomplete)$875
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: Andrew Barney Bernard Gilligan

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