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Harry Harper

Harry Clayton Harper

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 24, 1895 in Hackensack, NJ
High School: Hackensack HS (Hackensack, NJ) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1913 (Age 18.064)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Yankees/Robins 1913-1923

Final Game: May 8, 1923 (Age 28.014)
Died: April 23, 1963 in Layton, NJ
Buried: Hainesville Cemetery, Layton, NJ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 31, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #940. Hank Wyse… #941. Bob Harmon… #942. Craig Swan… #943. HARRY HARPER… #944. Slim Harriss… #945. Chien-Ming Wang… #946. Rick Porcello… 

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
1913 18 WSH AL 0 0 3.55 4 0 3 0 0 0 12.2 10 11 5 1 5 9 1 1 2 53 87 3.58 1.184 7.1 0.7 3.6 6.4 1.80
1914 19 WSH AL 2 1 .667 3.47 23 3 11 1 0 2 57.0 45 29 22 1 35 50 5 0 3 253 82 3.02 1.404 7.1 0.2 5.5 7.9 1.43
1915 20 WSH AL 4 4 .500 1.77 19 10 6 5 2 2 86.1 66 26 17 1 40 54 1 0 5 338 168 2.73 1.228 6.9 0.1 4.2 5.6 1.35
1916 21 WSH AL 14 10 .583 2.45 36 34 1 13 2 0 249.2 209 82 68 4 101 149 8 1 9 997 114 2.64 1.242 7.5 0.1 3.6 5.4 1.48
1917 22 WSH AL 11 12 .478 3.01 31 31 0 10 4 0 179.1 145 85 60 1 106 99 5 0 10 741 88 3.09 1.400 7.3 0.1 5.3 5.0 0.93
1918 23 WSH AL 11 10 .524 2.18 35 32 2 14 3 1 244.0 182 77 59 1 104 78 8 0 13 993 125 3.02 1.172 6.7 0.0 3.8 2.9 0.75
1919 24 WSH AL 6 21 .222 3.72 35 31 3 8 0 0 208.0 220 119 86 3 97 87 8 2 9 879 86 3.35 1.524 9.5 0.1 4.2 3.8 0.90
1920 25 BOS AL 5 14 .263 3.04 27 22 0 11 1 0 162.2 163 73 55 9 66 71 2 0 9 661 120 3.85 1.408 9.0 0.5 3.7 3.9 1.08
1921 26 NYY AL 4 3 .571 3.76 8 7 1 4 0 0 52.2 52 23 22 3 25 22 2 0 4 235 112 4.55 1.462 8.9 0.5 4.3 3.8 0.88
1923 28 BRO NL 0 1 .000 14.73 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 3 4 0 0 0 22 29 10.30 3.000 19.6 4.9 7.4 9.8 1.33
10 Yrs 57 76 .429 2.87 219 171 27 66 12 5 1256.0 1100 531 400 26 582 623 40 4 64 5172 105 3.19 1.339 7.9 0.2 4.2 4.5 1.07
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .429 2.87 38 30 5 12 2 1 219 192 93 70 5 101 109 7 1 11 902 105 3.19 1.339 7.9 0.2 4.2 4.5 1.07
WSH (7 yrs) 48 58 .453 2.75 183 141 26 51 11 5 1037.0 877 429 317 12 488 526 36 4 51 4254 104 2.99 1.316 7.6 0.1 4.2 4.6 1.08
BRO (1 yr) 0 1 .000 14.73 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 3 4 0 0 0 22 29 10.30 3.000 19.6 4.9 7.4 9.8 1.33
NYY (1 yr) 4 3 .571 3.76 8 7 1 4 0 0 52.2 52 23 22 3 25 22 2 0 4 235 112 4.55 1.462 8.9 0.5 4.3 3.8 0.88
BOS (1 yr) 5 14 .263 3.04 27 22 0 11 1 0 162.2 163 73 55 9 66 71 2 0 9 661 120 3.85 1.408 9.0 0.5 3.7 3.9 1.08
AL (9 yrs) 57 75 .432 2.83 218 170 27 66 12 5 1252.1 1092 525 394 24 579 619 40 4 64 5150 107 3.17 1.334 7.8 0.2 4.2 4.4 1.07
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 14.73 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 3 4 0 0 0 22 29 10.30 3.000 19.6 4.9 7.4 9.8 1.33
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
1913 18 WSH AL 12.2 4 0 11 7.82 3.94 0.33 0.00 101.0 3.65 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .357 .496
1914 19 WSH AL 57.0 23 3 29 4.58 3.66 0.20 0.00 103.0 3.56 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .470 .496
1915 20 WSH AL 86.1 19 10 26 2.71 4.01 0.14 0.00 101.0 3.90 12 1.4 1.0 -0.1 2.2 19 .574 .509
1916 21 WSH AL 249.1 36 34 82 2.96 3.70 -0.01 0.00 98.7 3.66 20 2.6 1.0 -0.2 4.9 40 .571 .516
1917 22 WSH AL 179.1 31 31 85 4.27 3.70 -0.04 0.00 99.4 3.72 -11 -1.3 -0.1 0.3 4 .456 .492
1918 23 WSH AL 244.0 35 32 77 2.84 3.63 0.12 0.00 98.4 3.46 16 2.0 1.0 -0.2 4.3 37 .558 .512
1919 24 WSH AL 206.2 35 31 119 5.18 4.21 -0.28 0.00 99.0 4.44 -20 -2.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.1 3 .441 .487
1920 25 BOS AL 162.2 27 22 73 4.04 4.85 0.17 0.00 96.2 4.50 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 26 .529 .505 $6,000
1921 26 NYY AL 52.2 8 7 23 3.93 5.15 0.21 0.00 96.6 4.77 5 0.4 1.0 -0.0 1.0 11 .556 .503 $6,000
1923 28 BRO NL 3.2 1 1 6 14.73 5.09 -0.16 0.00 94.0 4.94 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .219 .498
10 Seasons 1254.1 219 171 531 3.81 4.01 0.02 0.00 98.7 3.93 13 2.3 1.0 -1.0 14.0 131 .510 .502 $12,000
WSH (7 yrs) 1035.1 183 141 429 3.73 3.81 -0.01 0.00 99.3 3.79 5 1.3 1.0 -0.9 11.0 97 .507 .502
BRO (1 yr) 3.2 1 1 6 14.73 5.09 -0.16 0.00 94.0 4.94 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .219 .498
NYY (1 yr) 52.2 8 7 23 3.93 5.15 0.21 0.00 96.6 4.77 5 0.4 1.0 -0.0 1.0 11 .556 .503 $6,000
BOS (1 yr) 162.2 27 22 73 4.04 4.85 0.17 0.00 96.2 4.50 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 26 .529 .505 $6,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1921 26 NYY AL WS L NYG 0 0 20.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 3.750 20.3 13.5 13.5 6.8 0.50
1 WS 0 0 20.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 3.750 20.3 13.5 13.5 6.8 0.50

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
1913 18 WSH AL 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 45 1 0 0 /1
1914 19 WSH AL 23 13 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 48 3 0 0 1
1915 20 WSH AL 19 26 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .038 .000 .038 -89 0 1 2 1
1916 21 WSH AL 36 91 87 6 18 2 0 0 1 1 2 21 .207 .233 .230 .463 40 20 1 1 1
1917 22 WSH AL 31 64 60 1 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 15 .117 .145 .133 .278 -15 8 1 2 1
1918 23 WSH AL 36 90 82 3 11 1 0 0 5 0 5 31 .134 .184 .146 .330 0 12 0 3 1/7O
1919 24 WSH AL 35 68 65 3 11 3 0 0 7 0 1 17 .169 .182 .215 .397 12 14 0 2 1
1920 25 BOS AL 27 57 50 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 20 .120 .200 .140 .340 -7 7 0 2 1
1921 26 NYY AL 8 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -23 2 0 0 /1
1923 28 BRO NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
10 Yrs 220 431 402 19 59 8 0 0 19 3 2 15 120 .147 .183 .167 .350 2 67 3 12
162 Game Avg. 162 317 296 14 43 6 0 0 14 2 11 88 .147 .183 .167 .350 2 49 2 9
WSH (7 yrs) 184 356 335 15 51 7 0 0 17 3 1 9 95 .152 .182 .173 .355 6 58 3 10
BOS (1 yr) 27 57 50 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 20 .120 .200 .140 .340 -7 7 0 2
BRO (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 8 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -23 2 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 219 430 401 19 59 8 0 0 19 3 2 15 119 .147 .184 .167 .351 3 67 3 12
NL (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
1913 18 WSH AL 4 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1914 19 WSH AL 23 13 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1915 20 WSH AL 19 26 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .479 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
1916 21 WSH AL 36 91 -6 -0 0 0 7 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1917 22 WSH AL 31 64 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1918 23 WSH AL 36 90 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 1/7O
1919 24 WSH AL 35 68 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1920 25 BOS AL 27 57 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $6,000 1
1921 26 NYY AL 8 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $6,000 /1
1923 28 BRO NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .477 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
10 Seasons 220 431 -50 0 0 0 32 -19 -2.1 0 -19 -2.1 .490 .498 -2.1 0.0 -19 $12,000
WSH (7 yrs) 184 356 -39 0 0 0 26 -13 -1.5 0 -13 -1.5 .492 .498 -1.5 -0.0 -13
BOS (1 yr) 27 57 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .484 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $6,000
BRO (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .477 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
NYY (1 yr) 8 17 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $6,000

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
1921 26 NYY AL WS NYG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1913 WSH AL 18 P 4 12.2 7 1 4 2 1 .714 3.55 1.25 .939 2.98 2.98
1914 WSH AL 19 P 23 3 1 57.0 14 0 11 3 0 .786 1.74 0.48 .936 2.95 2.93
1915 WSH AL 20 P 19 10 5 86.1 17 0 15 2 0 .882 1.56 0.79 .937 3.01 3.00
1916 WSH AL 21 P 36 34 13 249.2 58 8 46 4 4 .931 1.95 1.50 .945 2.95 2.96
1917 WSH AL 22 P 31 31 10 179.1 52 6 37 9 5 .827 2.16 1.39 .947 3.04 3.05
1918 WSH AL 23 P 35 32 14 244.0 57 9 45 3 1 .947 1.99 1.54 .952 2.82 2.84
1918 WSH AL 23 LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1918 WSH AL 23 OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1919 WSH AL 24 P 35 31 8 208.0 60 10 47 3 1 .950 2.47 1.63 .948 2.84 2.83
1920 BOS AL 25 P 27 22 11 162.2 35 1 31 3 1 .914 1.77 1.19 .949 2.70 2.68
1921 NYY AL 26 P 8 7 4 52.2 9 5 4 0 0 1.000 1.54 1.13 .956 2.70 2.68
1923 BRO NL 28 P 1 1 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.45 2.40
10 Seasons P 219 171 66 1256.0 309 40 240 29 13 .906 2.01 1.28 .947 2.88 2.89
1 Season LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1 Season OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30 1-0-0
10 Seasons TOT 220 172 66 1256.0 309 40 240 29 13 .906 2.01 1.27 .947 2.88 2.88 1-0-0
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1916 AL  4.9 (7th)
1918 AL  4.3 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1918 AL  2.18 (6th)
1920 AL  3.04 (7th)
Career  2.87 (127th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1918 AL  1.172 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  7.277 (7th)
1918 AL  6.713 (3rd)
Career  7.882 (88th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1916 AL  5.371 (4th)
1917 AL  4.968 (2nd)
1919 AL  3.764 (9th)
1920 AL  3.928 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1918 AL  244.0 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1916 AL  149 (5th)
1918 AL  78 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1916 AL  34 (6th)
1917 AL  31 (10th)
1918 AL  32 (4th)
1919 AL  31 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1917 AL  4 (9th)
1918 AL  3 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1916 AL  4 (8th)
1920 AL  9 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1916 AL  101 (4th)
1917 AL  106 (4th)
1918 AL  104 (3rd)
1919 AL  97 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1916 AL  1.475 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1917 AL  0.050 (9th)
1918 AL  0.037 (7th)
1919 AL  0.130 (7th)
Career  0.186 (146th)

Losses s c a p y
1919 AL  21 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1919 AL  86 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1916 AL  9 (3rd)
1917 AL  10 (2nd)
1918 AL  13 (1st)
1919 AL  9 (2nd)
1920 AL  9 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1916 AL  8 (7th)
1918 AL  8 (5th)
1919 AL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1918 AL  993 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1918 AL  125 (8th)
1920 AL  120 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.19 (207th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1918 AL  15 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1918 AL  1.7 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1917 AL  9 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1913 AL  born 1895-04-24 (5th)
1914 AL  born 1895-04-24 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 29 (830), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (702), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (753rd), 11.9 career WAR/13.1 7yr-peak WAR/12.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1920 25 Boston Red Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 26 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 27 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,000
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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