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Dick Higham

Richard Higham

Positions: Rightfielder, Catcher and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 171 lb.

Born: July 24, 1851 in Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1871 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Mutuals/DarkBlues/Grays/Canaries/WhiteStockings/... 1871-1880

Final Game: May 25, 1880 (Age 28)
Died: March 18, 1905 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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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
1871 19 NYU NA 21 96 94 21 34 3 1 0 9 3 2 2 0 .362 .375 .415 .790 135 39 0 4/O2
1872 20 BAL NA 50 247 245 72 84 10 1 2 37 4 5 2 3 .343 .348 .416 .765 130 102 2 *2O/453
1873 21 NYU NA 49 246 244 57 77 5 4 0 34 2 2 2 1 .316 .321 .369 .690 105 90 1 O42
1874 22 NYU NA 65 337 333 58 87 14 3 1 38 5 3 4 0 .261 .270 .330 .600 90 110 0 *2O/4
1875 23 TOT NA 57 272 272 56 74 10 3 0 22 6 2 0 1 .272 .272 .331 .603 106 90 3 24O/3
1875 23 CHI NA 42 208 208 44 49 5 3 0 12 6 2 0 0 .236 .236 .288 .524 79 60 3 2O4
1875 23 NYU NA 15 64 64 12 25 5 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 .391 .391 .469 .859 196 30 0 /24O3
1876 24 HAR NL 67 314 312 59 102 21 2 0 35 2 7 .327 .331 .407 .738 136 127 *O2/46
1878 26 PRO NL 62 286 281 60 90 22 1 1 29 5 16 .320 .332 .416 .749 144 117 *O/2
1880 28 TRO NL 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 33 1 /2O
8 Yrs 372 1803 1786 384 549 85 15 4 204 20 14 17 28 .307 .314 .378 .692 119 676 6
162 Game Avg. 162 785 778 167 239 37 7 2 89 7 12 .307 .314 .378 .692 119 294
NYU (4 yrs) 150 743 735 148 223 27 8 1 91 10 7 8 2 .303 .311 .366 .677 109 269 1
TRO (1 yr) 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 33 1
PRO (1 yr) 62 286 281 60 90 22 1 1 29 5 16 .320 .332 .416 .749 144 117
CHI (1 yr) 42 208 208 44 49 5 3 0 12 6 2 0 0 .236 .236 .288 .524 79 60 3
HAR (1 yr) 67 314 312 59 102 21 2 0 35 2 7 .327 .331 .407 .738 136 127
BAL (1 yr) 50 247 245 72 84 10 1 2 37 4 5 2 3 .343 .348 .416 .765 130 102 2
NA (5 yrs) 242 1198 1188 264 356 42 12 3 140 20 14 10 5 .300 .306 .363 .668 109 431 6
NL (3 yrs) 130 605 598 120 193 43 3 1 64 7 23 .323 .331 .410 .740 139 245

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
1871 19 NYU NA 21 96 8 -1 0 -1 -0 6 0.3 3 9 0.6 .515 .502 0.7 -0.1 10 4/O2
1872 20 BAL NA 50 247 10 -2 0 -4 0 4 0.2 8 12 0.9 .505 .501 1.2 -0.2 16 *2O/453
1873 21 NYU NA 49 246 4 -1 0 -8 0 -5 -0.3 8 3 0.4 .494 .498 1.0 -0.5 11 O42
1874 22 NYU NA 65 337 -3 -1 0 -6 1 -9 -0.7 10 1 0.3 .490 .496 0.8 -0.4 7 *2O/4
1875 23 CHI NA 42 208 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.4 -0.0 4 2O4
1875 23 NYU NA 15 64 6 0 0 -4 0 3 0.2 2 5 0.4 .516 .501 0.8 -0.3 9 /24O3
1876 24 HAR NL 67 314 11 0 0 1 -3 9 0.7 10 19 1.8 .512 .505 1.8 -0.2 18 *O2/46
1878 26 PRO NL 62 286 13 0 0 2 -4 11 1.1 9 21 2.0 .518 .507 1.9 -0.2 19 *O/2
1880 28 TRO NL 1 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .469 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2O
8 Seasons 372 1803 44 -4 0 -21 -4 15 1.1 58 73 6.9 .504 .501 8.5 -1.9 95
NYU (4 yrs) 150 743 15 -2 0 -19 1 -5 -0.5 24 19 1.8 .497 .498 3.3 -1.3 38
TRO (1 yr) 1 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .469 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
PRO (1 yr) 62 286 13 0 0 2 -4 11 1.1 9 21 2.0 .518 .507 1.9 -0.2 19
CHI (1 yr) 42 208 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.4 -0.0 4
HAR (1 yr) 67 314 11 0 0 1 -3 9 0.7 10 19 1.8 .512 .505 1.8 -0.2 18
BAL (1 yr) 50 247 10 -2 0 -4 0 4 0.2 8 12 0.9 .505 .501 1.2 -0.2 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1871 NYU NA 19 2B 12 79 29 30 20 3 .747 4.92 .824 5.76
1871 NYU NA 19 OF 8 18 14 0 4 0 .778 1.75 .832 1.98 0-0-8
1871 NYU NA 19 C 1 8 6 0 2 0 .750 6.00 .842 4.60 1 0 0
1872 BAL NA 20 C 25 183 131 24 28 0 .847 6.20 .847 5.45 34 0 0
1872 BAL NA 20 OF 24 41 29 1 11 0 .732 1.25 .820 1.94 0-2-22
1872 BAL NA 20 2B 5 23 10 6 7 0 .696 3.20 .826 5.52
1872 BAL NA 20 3B 2 10 2 2 6 0 .400 2.00 .758 4.45
1872 BAL NA 20 1B 1 12 9 0 3 0 .750 9.00 .930 10.40
1873 NYU NA 21 OF 19 24 17 1 6 1 .750 0.95 .803 2.00 0-1-18
1873 NYU NA 21 2B 18 82 35 25 22 8 .732 3.33 .831 5.81
1873 NYU NA 21 C 17 136 98 16 22 1 .838 6.71 .841 5.06 29 0 0
1874 NYU NA 22 C 48 344 248 45 51 4 .852 6.10 .801 5.48 35 0 0
1874 NYU NA 22 OF 33 33 13 2 18 0 .455 0.45 .802 2.02 0-3-31
1874 NYU NA 22 2B 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .807 5.50
1875 TOT NA 23 C 32 197 137 21 39 0 .802 4.94 .823 5.71 41 0 0
1875 TOT NA 23 2B 19 135 57 52 26 3 .807 5.74 .837 5.89
1875 TOT NA 23 OF 17 17 13 1 3 0 .824 0.82 .818 1.88 0-3-14
1875 CHI NA 23 C 24 151 110 14 27 0 .821 5.17 .823 5.71 31 0 0
1875 CHI NA 23 OF 14 15 11 1 3 0 .800 0.86 .818 1.88 0-3-11
1875 CHI NA 23 2B 13 89 34 38 17 2 .809 5.54 .837 5.89
1875 NYU NA 23 C 8 46 27 7 12 0 .739 4.25 .823 5.71 10 0 0
1875 NYU NA 23 2B 6 46 23 14 9 1 .804 6.17 .837 5.88
1875 NYU NA 23 OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .820 1.87 0-0-3
1875 NYU NA 23 1B 2 15 12 0 3 0 .800 6.00 .936 10.90
1876 HAR NL 24 OF 59 84 57 16 11 1 .869 1.24 .847 2.11 0-0-59
1876 HAR NL 24 C 13 66 38 14 14 0 .788 4.00 .805 5.81 10 0 0
1876 HAR NL 24 2B 1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 .864 5.70
1876 HAR NL 24 SS 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .866 4.60
1878 PRO NL 26 OF 62 127 76 27 24 4 .811 1.66 .834 1.77 0-0-62
1878 PRO NL 26 C 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .890 7.10 0 0 0
1880 TRO NL 28 C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .890 6.90 2 0 0
1880 TRO NL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
8 Seasons OF 223 344 219 48 77 6 .776 1.20 .829 1.95 0-9-215
8 Seasons C 138 938 660 121 157 5 .833 5.66 .821 5.52 152 0 0
6 Seasons 2B 56 327 136 115 76 14 .768 4.48 .832 5.79
2 Seasons 1B 3 27 21 0 6 0 .778 7.00 .933 10.73
1 Season 3B 2 10 2 2 6 0 .400 2.00 .758 4.45
1 Season SS 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .866 4.60
8 Seasons TOT 423 1651 1039 289 323 25 .804 3.14 .827 3.70 0-9-215 152 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

Batting Average s c a p y
1871 NA  .362 (8th)
1872 NA  .343 (10th)
1876 NL  .327 (9th)
1878 NL  .320 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1878 NL  .332 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1878 NL  .416 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1878 NL  .749 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1874 NA  65 (7th)
1878 NL  62 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1874 NA  333 (5th)
1876 NL  312 (5th)
1878 NL  281 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1874 NA  337 (5th)
1876 NL  314 (9th)
1878 NL  286 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1872 NA  72 (6th)
1878 NL  60 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1876 NL  102 (6th)
1878 NL  90 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1876 NL  127 (9th)
1878 NL  117 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1874 NA  14 (7th)
1876 NL  21 (1st)
1878 NL  22 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (3rd)
1878 NL  1 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1878 NL  29 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1872 NA  71 (7th)
1876 NL  79 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1878 NL  144 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1876 NL  42 (10th)
1878 NL  39 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  14 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1878 NL  1.6 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1874 NA  18 (10th)
1876 NL  23 (7th)
1878 NL  24 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1876 NL  104 (9th)
1878 NL  95 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1878 NL  .705 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (7th)
1875 NA  3 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1872 NA  5 (4th)
1874 NA  3 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1872 NA  2.7 (6th)
1874 NA  1.7 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1873 NA  244.0 (5th)
1875 NA  272.0 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1872 NA  122.5 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1874 NA  249 (2nd)
1878 NL  191 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1874 NA  48 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1872 NA  131 (5th)
1874 NA  248 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1874 NA  45 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1872 NA  28 (3rd)
1874 NA  51 (4th)
Career  157 (67th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1874 NA  4 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1872 NA  34 (2nd)
1874 NA  35 (1st)
Career  152 (66th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1871 NA  20 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1878 NL  62 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1876 NL  16 (1st)
1878 NL  27 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1878 NL  24 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1878 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1872 NA  6.20 (2nd)
1873 NA  6.71 (2nd)
1874 NA  6.10 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1874 NA  .852 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1851-07-24 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (327), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 54 (472), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1056), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1192), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (230th), 6.9 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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