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Charlie Hickman

Charles Taylor Hickman (Piano Legs or Cheerful Charlie)

Positions: First Baseman, Rightfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 4, 1876 in Taylortown, PA
School: West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1897 (Age 21.127, 2,020th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Naps/Senators/Giants/Bronchos/Tigers/... 1897-1908

Last Game: July 31, 1908 (Age 32.088)
Died: April 19, 1934 in Morgantown, WV
Buried: East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, WV
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Standard Pitching

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
1897 21 BSN NL 0 0 5.87 2 0 2 0 0 1 7.2 10 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 37 79 5.28 1.957 11.7 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.00
1898 22 BSN NL 1 2 .333 2.18 6 3 3 3 1 2 33.0 22 8 8 0 13 9 0 0 1 130 172 3.40 1.061 6.0 0.0 3.5 2.5 0.69
1899 23 BSN NL 6 0 1.000 4.48 11 9 2 5 2 1 66.1 52 38 33 3 40 14 8 0 2 289 92 5.27 1.387 7.1 0.4 5.4 1.9 0.35
1901 25 NYG NL 3 5 .375 4.57 9 9 0 6 0 0 65.0 76 42 33 1 26 11 3 0 1 291 73 4.13 1.569 10.5 0.1 3.6 1.5 0.42
1902 26 CLE AL 0 1 .000 7.88 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 11 8 7 0 5 1 1 0 0 40 46 4.67 2.000 12.4 0.0 5.6 1.1 0.20
1907 31 WSH AL 0 0 3.60 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 4 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 23 76 4.38 1.800 7.2 0.0 9.0 3.6 0.40
6 Yrs 10 8 .556 4.28 30 22 8 15 3 4 185.0 175 105 88 4 94 37 12 0 4 810 88 4.49 1.454 8.5 0.2 4.6 1.8 0.39
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .556 4.28 39 29 10 20 4 5 242 229 137 115 5 123 48 16 0 5 1059 88 4.49 1.454 8.5 0.2 4.6 1.8 0.39
BSN (3 yrs) 7 2 .778 3.87 19 12 7 8 3 4 107.0 84 51 46 3 58 23 8 0 3 456 105 4.70 1.327 7.1 0.3 4.9 1.9 0.40
WSH (1 yr) 0 0 3.60 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 4 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 23 76 4.38 1.800 7.2 0.0 9.0 3.6 0.40
NYG (1 yr) 3 5 .375 4.57 9 9 0 6 0 0 65.0 76 42 33 1 26 11 3 0 1 291 73 4.13 1.569 10.5 0.1 3.6 1.5 0.42
CLE (1 yr) 0 1 .000 7.88 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 11 8 7 0 5 1 1 0 0 40 46 4.67 2.000 12.4 0.0 5.6 1.1 0.20
NL (4 yrs) 10 7 .588 4.13 28 21 7 14 3 4 172.0 160 93 79 4 84 34 11 0 4 747 92 4.48 1.419 8.4 0.2 4.4 1.8 0.40
AL (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 6.23 2 1 1 1 0 0 13.0 15 12 9 0 10 3 1 0 0 63 53 4.56 1.923 10.4 0.0 6.9 2.1 0.30
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
1897 21 BSN NL 7.2 2 0 5 5.87 5.72 0.47 0.00 104.0 5.46 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .493 .500
1898 22 BSN NL 33.0 6 3 8 2.18 4.89 0.38 0.00 102.0 4.59 10 1.0 1.0 -0.0 1.3 12 .669 .506
1899 23 BSN NL 66.1 11 9 38 5.16 5.21 0.56 0.00 108.0 5.01 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .506 .500
1901 25 NYG NL 65.0 9 9 42 5.82 4.74 -0.32 0.00 100.0 5.06 -5 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0 .448 .497
1902 26 CLE AL 8.0 1 1 8 9.00 4.87 0.18 0.00 96.0 4.50 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .224 .498
1907 31 WSH AL 5.0 1 0 4 7.20 3.71 -0.43 0.00 95.0 3.94 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .320 .499
6 Seasons 185.0 30 22 105 5.11 4.95 0.17 0.00 103.1 4.92 -0 0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.7 15 .505 .500
BSN (3 yrs) 107.0 19 12 51 4.29 5.14 0.50 0.00 105.9 4.92 10 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 19 .556 .502
WSH (1 yr) 5.0 1 0 4 7.20 3.71 -0.43 0.00 95.0 3.94 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .320 .499
NYG (1 yr) 65.0 9 9 42 5.82 4.74 -0.32 0.00 100.0 5.06 -5 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0 .448 .497
CLE (1 yr) 8.0 1 1 8 9.00 4.87 0.18 0.00 96.0 4.50 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .224 .498

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1897 21 0 0 5.87 2 0 2 0 0 1 7.2 10 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 37 79 1.957 11.7 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.00 79
1898 22 1 2 .333 2.88 8 3 5 3 1 3 40.2 32 13 13 0 18 9 0 0 1 167 136 1.230 7.1 0.0 4.0 2.0 0.50 136
1899 23 7 2 .778 3.87 19 12 7 8 3 4 107.0 84 51 46 3 58 23 8 0 3 456 105 1.327 7.1 0.3 4.9 1.9 0.40 105
1900 24 7 2 .778 3.87 19 12 7 8 3 4 107.0 84 51 46 3 58 23 8 0 3 456 105 1.327 7.1 0.3 4.9 1.9 0.40 105
1901 25 10 7 .588 4.13 28 21 7 14 3 4 172.0 160 93 79 4 84 34 11 0 4 747 92 1.419 8.4 0.2 4.4 1.8 0.40 92
1902 26 10 8 .556 4.30 29 22 7 15 3 4 180.0 171 101 86 4 89 35 12 0 4 787 88 1.444 8.6 0.2 4.5 1.8 0.39 88
1903 27 10 8 .556 4.30 29 22 7 15 3 4 180.0 171 101 86 4 89 35 12 0 4 787 88 1.444 8.6 0.2 4.5 1.8 0.39 88
1904 28 10 8 .556 4.30 29 22 7 15 3 4 180.0 171 101 86 4 89 35 12 0 4 787 88 1.444 8.6 0.2 4.5 1.8 0.39 88
1905 29 10 8 .556 4.30 29 22 7 15 3 4 180.0 171 101 86 4 89 35 12 0 4 787 88 1.444 8.6 0.2 4.5 1.8 0.39 88
1906 30 10 8 .556 4.30 29 22 7 15 3 4 180.0 171 101 86 4 89 35 12 0 4 787 88 1.444 8.6 0.2 4.5 1.8 0.39 88
1907 31 10 8 .556 4.28 30 22 8 15 3 4 185.0 175 105 88 4 94 37 12 0 4 810 88 1.454 8.5 0.2 4.6 1.8 0.39 88

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1897 21 0 1 .000 4.00 9.0 11 5 4 0 6 0 0 1.889 11.0 6.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 2
1898 22 3 1 .750 1.54 35.0 21 7 6 0 12 9 0 0.943 5.4 3.1 2.3 0.75 0.0 6
1899 23 4 4 .500 3.73 70.0 48 32 29 3 37 15 7 1.214 6.2 4.8 1.9 0.41 0.4 11
1901 25 3 5 .375 5.04 75.0 88 47 42 1 30 13 3 1.573 10.6 3.6 1.6 0.43 0.1 9
1902 26 0 1 .000 8.00 9.0 13 9 8 0 6 1 1 2.111 13.0 6.0 1.0 0.17 0.0 1
1907 31 0 1 .000 7.20 5.0 4 4 4 0 5 2 0 1.800 7.2 9.0 3.6 0.40 0.0 1
6 Yrs 10 13 .435 4.12 203.0 185 104 93 4 96 40 11 1.384 8.2 1.8 0.42 0.2 30

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Saves s c a p y
1897 NL  1 (8th)
1898 NL  2 (2nd)
1899 NL  1 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 9 (1576), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS First Base (103rd), 23.4 career WAR/21.2 7yr-peak WAR/22.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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