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Otto Hess

Otto C. Hess

Positions: Pitcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 10, 1878 in Berne, Switzerland (All Transactions)
Debut: August 3, 1902 (Age 23.297)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Naps/Braves/Bronchos 1902-1915

Final Game: June 13, 1915 (Age 36.246)
Died: February 25, 1926 in Tucson, AZ
Buried: Fairview Park Cemetery, Fairview Park, OH
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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
1902 23 CLE AL 2 4 .333 5.98 7 4 3 4 0 0 43.2 67 42 29 0 23 13 1 0 1 215 58 3.72 2.061 13.8 0.0 4.7 2.7 0.57
1904 25 CLE AL 8 7 .533 1.67 21 16 5 15 4 0 151.1 134 60 28 2 31 64 5 0 5 598 153 2.46 1.090 8.0 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.06
1905 26 CLE AL 10 15 .400 3.16 26 25 1 22 4 0 213.2 179 97 75 1 72 109 9 0 18 862 83 2.70 1.175 7.5 0.0 3.0 4.6 1.51
1906 27 CLE AL 20 17 .541 1.83 43 36 7 33 7 3 333.2 274 104 68 4 85 167 24 1 2 1316 143 2.50 1.076 7.4 0.1 2.3 4.5 1.96
1907 28 CLE AL 6 6 .500 2.89 17 14 2 7 0 1 93.1 84 37 30 1 37 36 12 0 4 395 87 3.12 1.296 8.1 0.1 3.6 3.5 0.97
1908 29 CLE AL 0 0 5.14 4 0 4 0 0 0 7.0 11 6 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 28 50 1.96 1.714 14.1 0.0 1.3 2.6 2.00
1912 33 BSN NL 12 17 .414 3.76 33 31 2 19 0 0 254.0 270 142 106 3 90 80 15 2 4 1090 94 3.61 1.417 9.6 0.1 3.2 2.8 0.89
1913 34 BSN NL 7 17 .292 3.83 29 27 1 19 2 0 218.1 231 123 93 13 70 80 7 2 2 936 85 3.65 1.379 9.5 0.5 2.9 3.3 1.14
1914 35 BSN NL 5 6 .455 3.03 14 11 3 7 1 1 89.0 89 39 30 2 33 24 5 0 0 375 94 3.47 1.371 9.0 0.2 3.3 2.4 0.73
1915 36 BSN NL 0 1 .000 3.86 4 1 2 1 0 0 14.0 16 13 6 0 6 5 2 0 2 65 73 3.41 1.571 10.3 0.0 3.9 3.2 0.83
10 Yrs 70 90 .438 2.98 198 165 30 127 18 5 1418.0 1355 663 469 26 448 580 80 5 38 5880 98 3.05 1.272 8.6 0.2 2.8 3.7 1.29
162 Game Avg. 13 17 .438 2.98 37 31 6 24 3 1 266 254 124 88 5 84 109 15 1 7 1101 98 3.05 1.272 8.6 0.2 2.8 3.7 1.29
CLE (6 yrs) 46 49 .484 2.50 118 95 22 81 15 4 842.2 749 346 234 8 249 391 51 1 30 3414 106 2.67 1.184 8.0 0.1 2.7 4.2 1.57
BSN (4 yrs) 24 41 .369 3.68 80 70 8 46 3 1 575.1 606 317 235 18 199 189 29 4 8 2466 90 3.60 1.399 9.5 0.3 3.1 3.0 0.95
AL (6 yrs) 46 49 .484 2.50 118 95 22 81 15 4 842.2 749 346 234 8 249 391 51 1 30 3414 106 2.67 1.184 8.0 0.1 2.7 4.2 1.57
NL (4 yrs) 24 41 .369 3.68 80 70 8 46 3 1 575.1 606 317 235 18 199 189 29 4 8 2466 90 3.60 1.399 9.5 0.3 3.1 3.0 0.95
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
1902 23 CLE AL 43.2 7 4 42 8.66 4.87 0.17 0.00 96.0 4.51 -20 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -15 .281 .491
1904 25 CLE AL 151.1 21 16 60 3.57 3.45 0.00 0.00 98.0 3.38 -1 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.2 9 .492 .499
1905 26 CLE AL 213.2 26 25 97 4.09 3.69 0.08 0.00 99.0 3.57 -11 -1.2 1.0 -0.1 0.7 5 .453 .492
1906 27 CLE AL 333.2 43 36 104 2.81 3.58 0.44 0.00 97.0 3.05 10 1.2 1.0 -0.2 4.3 36 .529 .508
1907 28 CLE AL 93.1 17 14 37 3.57 3.70 0.33 0.00 99.0 3.34 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.6 5 .484 .498
1908 29 CLE AL 7.0 4 0 6 7.71 3.42 0.21 0.00 100.0 3.21 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .399 .498
1912 33 BSN NL 254.0 33 31 142 5.03 4.64 -0.31 0.00 104.0 5.14 5 0.5 1.0 -0.2 2.3 25 .514 .503
1913 34 BSN NL 218.1 29 27 123 5.07 4.14 -0.13 0.00 102.0 4.36 -18 -1.8 1.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0 .437 .489
1914 35 BSN NL 89.0 14 11 39 3.94 3.79 0.30 0.00 102.0 3.57 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .474 .498
1915 36 BSN NL 14.0 4 1 13 8.36 3.61 0.08 0.00 97.0 3.42 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -7 .313 .495
10 Seasons 1418.0 198 165 663 4.21 3.92 0.09 0.00 99.9 3.84 -52 -4.9 1.0 -1.1 7.1 58 .475 .499
CLE (6 yrs) 842.2 118 95 346 3.70 3.67 0.24 0.00 97.9 3.35 -28 -2.4 1.0 -0.7 5.3 37 .480 .500
BSN (4 yrs) 575.1 80 70 317 4.96 4.29 -0.14 0.00 102.8 4.56 -24 -2.5 1.0 -0.5 1.8 21 .469 .496

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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
1902 23 CLE AL 7 16 14 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 .071 .188 .071 .259 -25 1 0 0 /1
1904 25 CLE AL 34 104 100 4 12 2 1 0 5 0 3 27 .120 .146 .160 .306 -3 16 0 1 1O
1905 26 CLE AL 54 185 173 15 44 8 1 2 13 2 7 59 .254 .291 .347 .638 101 60 2 3 O1
1906 27 CLE AL 53 157 154 13 31 5 2 0 11 1 2 53 .201 .212 .260 .471 48 40 0 1 1/O
1907 28 CLE AL 19 37 30 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 .133 .278 .133 .411 31 4 2 1 1/O
1908 29 CLE AL 9 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .067 .000 .067 -78 0 0 0 /O1
1912 33 BSN NL 33 100 94 10 23 4 4 0 10 0 0 26 .245 .245 .372 .617 67 35 0 6 1
1913 34 BSN NL 35 94 83 9 26 0 1 2 11 0 0 7 15 .313 .367 .410 .776 121 34 0 4 1
1914 35 BSN NL 31 48 47 5 11 1 0 1 6 0 1 11 .234 .250 .319 .569 66 15 0 2 1/3
1915 36 BSN NL 5 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 203 3 0 0 /13
10 Yrs 280 761 714 63 154 21 9 5 58 4 0 27 212 .216 .248 .291 .540 64 208 4 18
162 Game Avg. 162 440 413 36 89 12 5 3 34 2 16 123 .216 .248 .291 .540 64 120 2 10
CLE (6 yrs) 176 514 485 38 92 15 4 2 30 4 19 158 .190 .226 .249 .476 50 121 4 6
BSN (4 yrs) 104 247 229 25 62 6 5 3 28 0 0 8 54 .271 .295 .380 .675 90 87 0 12
AL (6 yrs) 176 514 485 38 92 15 4 2 30 4 19 158 .190 .226 .249 .476 50 121 4 6
NL (4 yrs) 104 247 229 25 62 6 5 3 28 0 0 8 54 .271 .295 .380 .675 90 87 0 12

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
1902 23 CLE AL 7 16 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1904 25 CLE AL 34 104 -11 0 0 -1 6 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .479 .496 -0.6 -0.2 -5 1O
1905 26 CLE AL 54 185 -2 -0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.3 -0.2 3 O1
1906 27 CLE AL 53 157 -10 -0 0 -1 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 1/O
1907 28 CLE AL 19 37 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1/O
1908 29 CLE AL 9 15 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .461 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 /O1
1912 33 BSN NL 33 100 -6 0 0 0 8 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .508 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1913 34 BSN NL 35 94 2 0 0 0 8 10 1.1 0 10 1.1 .532 .507 1.1 0.0 10 1
1914 35 BSN NL 31 48 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1/3
1915 36 BSN NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .520 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /13
10 Seasons 280 761 -35 1 0 -2 39 2 -0.0 7 9 0.8 .500 .500 1.0 -0.6 11
CLE (6 yrs) 176 514 -30 0 0 -2 18 -14 -1.7 7 -6 -0.9 .491 .498 -0.7 -0.6 -5
BSN (4 yrs) 104 247 -5 1 0 0 20 16 1.7 0 16 1.7 .516 .503 1.7 -0.0 16

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
1902 CLE AL 23 P 7 43.2 23 4 16 3 0 .870 4.12 2.86 .928 3.11 3.03
1904 CLE AL 25 P 21 151.1 61 13 45 3 0 .951 3.45 2.76 .952 3.45 3.39
1904 CLE AL 25 OF 12 18 12 4 2 0 .889 1.33 .954 1.86 7-5-0
1905 CLE AL 26 OF 28 60 52 5 3 2 .950 2.04 .953 1.86 27-0-1
1905 CLE AL 26 P 26 213.2 90 22 62 6 0 .933 3.54 3.23 .942 3.25 3.21
1906 CLE AL 27 P 43 333.2 117 25 86 6 4 .949 2.99 2.58 .948 3.22 3.17
1906 CLE AL 27 OF 5 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .964 1.90 0-5-0
1907 CLE AL 28 P 17 93.1 34 6 26 2 0 .941 3.09 1.88 .946 3.28 3.25
1907 CLE AL 28 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.85 2-0-0
1908 CLE AL 29 OF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .953 1.85 0-0-4
1908 CLE AL 29 P 4 7.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 5.14 1.00 .945 3.21 3.20
1912 BSN NL 33 P 33 254.0 61 11 47 3 3 .951 2.06 1.76 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 BSN NL 34 P 29 218.1 73 11 58 4 2 .945 2.84 2.38 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 BSN NL 35 P 14 11 7 89.0 38 3 33 2 2 .947 3.64 2.57 .943 2.68 2.66
1914 BSN NL 35 1B 5 1 1 19 19 0 0 1 1.000 3.80 .988 10.60
1915 BSN NL 36 P 4 1 1 14.0 5 0 4 1 0 .800 2.57 1.00 .952 2.70 2.70
1915 BSN NL 36 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.60
10 Seasons P 198 12 8 1418.0 506 96 380 30 11 .941 3.02 2.40 .947 3.00 2.96
5 Seasons OF 51 86 71 10 5 2 .942 1.59 .954 1.86 36-10-5
2 Seasons 1B 6 1 1 20 20 0 0 1 1.000 3.33 .988 10.60
10 Seasons TOT 255 13 9 1418.0 612 187 390 35 14 .943 3.02 2.26 .949 3.00 2.92 36-10-5
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1906 AL  1.83 (6th)
Career  2.98 (165th)

Wins s c a p y
1906 AL  20 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1906 AL  1.076 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 AL  7.540 (9th)
1906 AL  7.391 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 AL  4.505 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1906 AL  43 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1906 AL  3 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1906 AL  333.7 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1906 AL  167 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1906 AL  36 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1906 AL  33 (3rd)
1913 NL  19 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1905 AL  4 (7th)
1906 AL  7 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1906 AL  4 (10th)
1913 NL  13 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1906 AL  85 (6th)
1912 NL  90 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1906 AL  274 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 AL  0.042 (3rd)
1912 NL  0.106 (4th)
Career  0.165 (111th)

Losses s c a p y
1906 AL  17 (7th)
1912 NL  17 (8th)
1913 NL  17 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  106 (3rd)
1913 NL  93 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1905 AL  18 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1906 AL  24 (1st)
1907 AL  12 (7th)
1912 NL  15 (2nd)
Career  80 (155th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1906 AL  1,316 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1904 AL  5 (7th)
1906 AL  7 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1906 AL  143 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.05 (149th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1906 AL  26 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1906 AL  3.0 (4th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1906 AL  43 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1905 AL  22 (5th)
1906 AL  25 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1913 NL  2.38 (4th)
Career  2.40 (67th)

Oldest s c a p y
1914 NL  born 1878-10-10 (10th)
1915 NL  born 1878-10-10 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 30 (804), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 15 (789), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (706), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (920th), 7.9 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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