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Fred Goldsmith

Fredrick Ernest Goldsmith

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 15, 1856 in New Haven, CT (All Transactions)
Debut: October 23, 1875 (Age 19.161)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Trojans/Orioles/ElmCitys 1875-1884

Final Game: September 10, 1884 (Age 28.118)
Died: March 28, 1939 in Berkley, MI
Buried: Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 10, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #675. Denny Galehouse… #676. Red Munger… #677. Armando Benitez… #678. FRED GOLDSMITH… #679. Larry Benton… #680. Steve Busby… #681. Oil Can Boyd… 

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
1879 23 TRO NL 2 4 .333 1.57 8 7 1 7 0 0 63.0 61 38 11 0 1 31 0 3 258 162 1.80 0.984 8.7 0.0 0.1 4.4 31.00
1880 24 CHC NL 21 3 .875 1.75 26 24 1 22 4 1 210.1 189 80 41 2 18 90 0 10 837 137 2.06 0.984 8.1 0.1 0.8 3.9 5.00
1881 25 CHC NL 24 13 .649 2.59 39 39 0 37 5 0 330.0 328 166 95 4 44 76 1 10 1373 105 2.78 1.127 8.9 0.1 1.2 2.1 1.73
1882 26 CHC NL 28 17 .622 2.42 45 45 0 45 4 0 405.0 377 192 109 7 38 109 0 13 1637 118 2.73 1.025 8.4 0.2 0.8 2.4 2.87
1883 27 CHC NL 25 19 .568 3.15 46 45 1 40 2 0 383.1 456 256 134 14 39 82 1 11 1683 105 3.60 1.291 10.7 0.3 0.9 1.9 2.10
1884 28 TOT MLB 12 12 .500 4.05 25 25 0 23 1 0 218.0 274 152 98 11 31 45 1 0 10 977 78 3.96 1.399 11.3 0.5 1.3 1.9 1.45
1884 28 CHC NL 9 11 .450 4.26 21 21 0 20 1 0 188.0 245 140 89 11 29 34 0 10 852 73 4.13 1.457 11.7 0.5 1.4 1.6 1.17
1884 28 BAL AA 3 1 .750 2.70 4 4 0 3 0 0 30.0 29 12 9 0 2 11 1 0 0 125 129 2.84 1.033 8.7 0.0 0.6 3.3 5.50
6 Yrs 112 68 .622 2.73 189 185 3 174 16 1 1609.2 1685 884 488 38 171 433 1 2 57 6765 106 2.99 1.153 9.4 0.2 1.0 2.4 2.53
162 Game Avg. 20 12 .622 2.73 34 34 1 32 3 0 293 306 161 89 7 31 79 0 10 1230 106 2.99 1.153 9.4 0.2 1.0 2.4 2.53
CHC (5 yrs) 107 63 .629 2.78 177 174 2 164 16 1 1516.2 1595 834 468 38 168 391 2 54 6382 105 3.04 1.162 9.5 0.2 1.0 2.3 2.33
TRO (1 yr) 2 4 .333 1.57 8 7 1 7 0 0 63.0 61 38 11 0 1 31 0 3 258 162 1.80 0.984 8.7 0.0 0.1 4.4 31.00
BAL (1 yr) 3 1 .750 2.70 4 4 0 3 0 0 30.0 29 12 9 0 2 11 1 0 0 125 129 2.84 1.033 8.7 0.0 0.6 3.3 5.50
NL (6 yrs) 109 67 .619 2.73 185 181 3 171 16 1 1579.2 1656 872 479 38 169 422 2 57 6640 106 2.99 1.155 9.4 0.2 1.0 2.4 2.50
AA (1 yr) 3 1 .750 2.70 4 4 0 3 0 0 30.0 29 12 9 0 2 11 1 0 0 125 129 2.84 1.033 8.7 0.0 0.6 3.3 5.50
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
1879 23 TRO NL 63.0 8 7 38 5.43 5.47 -0.36 0.00 100.0 5.83 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .540 .502
1880 24 CHC NL 210.1 26 24 80 3.42 4.47 0.50 0.00 102.0 4.04 15 1.6 1.0 -0.2 3.3 35 .561 .510
1881 25 CHC NL 330.0 39 39 166 4.53 4.89 0.66 0.00 99.0 4.18 -11 -1.1 -0.2 1.9 22 .472 .493
1882 26 CHC NL 405.0 45 45 192 4.27 5.16 0.58 0.00 99.0 4.53 17 1.6 -0.4 4.9 56 .535 .510
1883 27 CHC NL 383.1 46 45 256 6.01 5.62 0.19 0.00 105.0 5.70 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.5 2.7 32 .490 .497
1884 28 CHC NL 188.0 21 21 140 6.70 5.24 0.20 0.00 105.0 5.29 -26 -2.2 -0.4 -0.9 -9 .395 .486
1884 28 BAL AA 30.0 4 4 12 3.60 5.17 0.10 0.00 107.0 5.42 7 0.7 -0.0 0.9 8 .683 .505
6 Seasons 1609.2 189 185 884 4.94 5.14 0.40 0.00 101.7 4.83 -1 0.5 1.0 -1.9 13.6 154 .502 .500
CHC (5 yrs) 1516.2 177 174 834 4.95 5.13 0.44 0.00 101.7 4.78 -11 -0.6 1.0 -1.8 11.9 136 .497 .500
TRO (1 yr) 63.0 8 7 38 5.43 5.47 -0.36 0.00 100.0 5.83 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .540 .502
BAL (1 yr) 30.0 4 4 12 3.60 5.17 0.10 0.00 107.0 5.42 7 0.7 -0.0 0.9 8 .683 .505

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
1875 19 NHV NA 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 267 2 0 /4
1879 23 TRO NL 9 39 38 6 9 1 0 0 2 1 3 .237 .256 .263 .520 75 10 /1O3
1880 24 CHC NL 35 144 142 24 37 4 2 0 15 2 15 .261 .271 .317 .588 94 45 1O/3
1881 25 CHC NL 42 164 158 24 38 3 4 0 16 6 17 .241 .268 .310 .578 77 49 1/O
1882 26 CHC NL 46 187 183 23 42 11 1 0 19 4 29 .230 .246 .301 .547 71 55 1/3
1883 27 CHC NL 60 239 235 38 52 12 3 1 16 4 35 .221 .234 .311 .545 58 73 1O/3
1884 28 TOT MLB 26 104 95 13 13 2 0 2 6 9 .137 .212 .221 .433 34 21 0 1/O3
1884 28 CHC NL 22 88 81 11 11 2 0 2 6 7 26 .136 .205 .235 .439 34 19 1/O
1884 28 BAL AA 4 16 14 2 2 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 29 2 0 /13
7 Yrs 219 881 855 128 193 33 10 3 75 0 0 26 125 .226 .249 .298 .547 69 255 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 652 632 95 143 24 7 2 55 19 .226 .249 .298 .547 69 189
CHC (5 yrs) 205 822 799 120 180 32 10 3 72 23 122 .225 .247 .302 .549 68 241
TRO (1 yr) 9 39 38 6 9 1 0 0 2 1 3 .237 .256 .263 .520 75 10
NHV (1 yr) 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 267 2 0
BAL (1 yr) 4 16 14 2 2 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 29 2 0
NL (6 yrs) 214 861 837 126 189 33 10 3 74 24 125 .226 .247 .300 .547 68 251
AA (1 yr) 4 16 14 2 2 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 29 2 0
NA (1 yr) 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 267 2 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
1875 19 NHV NA 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .560 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /4
1879 23 TRO NL 9 39 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 /1O3
1880 24 CHC NL 35 144 -2 0 0 -1 3 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.1 -0.2 1 1O/3
1881 25 CHC NL 42 164 -5 0 0 0 6 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1/O
1882 26 CHC NL 46 187 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .495 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1/3
1883 27 CHC NL 60 239 -15 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .492 .497 -0.5 -0.1 -5 1O/3
1884 28 CHC NL 22 88 -8 0 0 0 3 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1/O
1884 28 BAL AA 4 16 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 /13
7 Seasons 219 881 -38 0 0 -1 28 -11 -1.2 0 -11 -1.2 .495 .499 -0.9 -0.4 -10
CHC (5 yrs) 205 822 -37 0 0 -1 26 -12 -1.3 0 -12 -1.3 .495 .499 -1.0 -0.4 -11
TRO (1 yr) 9 39 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.1 -0.0 0
NHV (1 yr) 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .560 .500 0.1 0.0 1
BAL (1 yr) 4 16 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 -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 G Awards
1875 NHV NA 19 2B 1 10 4 3 3 0 .700 7.00 .837 5.90
1879 TRO NL 23 P 8 63.0 18 2 13 3 0 .833 2.14 1.88 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 TRO NL 23 OF 2 6 3 1 2 1 .667 2.00 .838 1.90 0-2-0
1879 TRO NL 23 1B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .952 11.10
1880 CHC NL 24 P 26 210.1 62 11 49 2 0 .968 2.57 2.31 .912 2.27 2.23
1880 CHC NL 24 OF 10 20 10 4 6 0 .700 1.40 .855 1.85 0-10-0
1880 CHC NL 24 1B 4 37 34 0 3 0 .919 8.50 .959 10.55
1881 CHC NL 25 P 39 330.0 131 18 95 18 2 .863 3.08 2.90 .896 2.25 2.22
1881 CHC NL 25 OF 3 8 3 2 3 0 .625 1.67 .871 2.07 0-1-2
1882 CHC NL 26 P 45 405.0 99 26 67 6 0 .939 2.07 2.07 .906 2.18 2.16
1882 CHC NL 26 1B 1 8 7 0 1 0 .875 7.00 .958 10.40
1883 CHC NL 27 P 46 383.1 126 23 86 17 3 .865 2.56 2.37 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 CHC NL 27 OF 16 38 28 3 7 0 .816 1.94 .849 1.96 10-3-3
1883 CHC NL 27 1B 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 10.60
1884 TOT MLB 28 P 25 218.0 71 16 41 14 0 .803 2.35 2.28 .876 2.29 2.23
1884 CHC NL 28 P 21 188.0 53 7 34 12 0 .774 1.96 1.95 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 CHC NL 28 OF 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .865 1.80 1-0-1
1884 BAL AA 28 P 4 30.0 18 9 7 2 0 .889 4.80 4.00 .829 2.28 2.20
1884 BAL AA 28 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.60
6 Seasons P 189 1609.2 507 96 351 60 5 .882 2.50 2.37 .896 2.23 2.20
5 Seasons OF 33 74 45 11 18 1 .757 1.70 .853 1.92 11-16-6
5 Seasons 1B 9 53 49 0 4 0 .925 5.44 .958 10.61
1 Season 2B 1 10 4 3 3 0 .700 7.00 .837 5.90
7 Seasons TOT 232 1609.2 644 194 365 85 6 .868 2.50 2.41 .895 2.23 2.50 11-16-6
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1882 NL  4.6 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1880 NL  3.3 (9th)
1882 NL  4.9 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1880 NL  1.75 (4th)
1881 NL  2.59 (9th)
1882 NL  2.42 (4th)
Career  2.73 (85th)

Wins s c a p y
1880 NL  21 (7th)
1881 NL  24 (8th)
1882 NL  28 (3rd)
1883 NL  25 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1880 NL  .875 (1st)
1881 NL  .649 (3rd)
1882 NL  .622 (3rd)
1883 NL  .568 (7th)
Career  .622 (69th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1880 NL  0.984 (5th)
1881 NL  1.127 (3rd)
1882 NL  1.025 (3rd)
Career  1.153 (70th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1880 NL  8.087 (7th)
1881 NL  8.946 (7th)
1882 NL  8.378 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1880 NL  0.770 (5th)
1881 NL  1.200 (3rd)
1882 NL  0.844 (3rd)
1883 NL  0.916 (5th)
1884 NL  1.388 (7th)
Career  0.956 (12th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1880 NL  3.851 (2nd)

Games Played s c a p y
1881 NL  39 (10th)
1882 NL  45 (7th)
1883 NL  46 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1880 NL  1 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1880 NL  210.3 (10th)
1881 NL  330.0 (9th)
1882 NL  405.0 (7th)
1883 NL  383.3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1880 NL  90 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1880 NL  24 (10th)
1881 NL  39 (9th)
1882 NL  45 (6th)
1883 NL  45 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1880 NL  22 (9th)
1881 NL  37 (9th)
1882 NL  45 (5th)
1883 NL  40 (8th)
Career  174 (183rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1880 NL  4 (5th)
1881 NL  5 (3rd)
1882 NL  4 (3rd)
1883 NL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1880 NL  2 (9th)
1881 NL  4 (5th)
1882 NL  7 (6th)
1883 NL  14 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1881 NL  328 (9th)
1882 NL  377 (8th)
1883 NL  456 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1880 NL  5.000 (3rd)
1881 NL  1.727 (10th)
1882 NL  2.868 (6th)
Career  2.532 (99th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1880 NL  0.086 (8th)
1882 NL  0.156 (5th)
Career  0.213 (182nd)

Losses s c a p y
1882 NL  17 (9th)
1883 NL  19 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  95 (9th)
1882 NL  109 (7th)
1883 NL  134 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1880 NL  10 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1882 NL  1,637 (7th)
1883 NL  1,683 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1879 NL  1 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1880 NL  137 (3rd)
1881 NL  105 (10th)
1882 NL  118 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1880 NL  2.06 (1st)
1881 NL  2.78 (9th)
1882 NL  2.73 (8th)
Career  2.99 (130th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  3 (8th)
1880 NL  16 (7th)
1881 NL  8 (10th)
1882 NL  24 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1879 NL  0.3 (8th)
1880 NL  1.6 (7th)
1881 NL  0.7 (10th)
1882 NL  2.2 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1882 NL  26 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1881 NL  95 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1881 NL  18 (3rd)
1883 NL  17 (3rd)
Career  60 (66th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1881 NL  3.08 (1st)
1883 NL  2.56 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1881 NL  2.90 (1st)
1883 NL  2.37 (3rd)
Career  2.37 (76th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1880 NL  .968 (3rd)
1882 NL  .939 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1875 NA  born 1856-05-15 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (571), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 94 (240), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 43 (321), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 29 (161), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (763rd), 12.4 career WAR/12.4 7yr-peak WAR/12.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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