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Sadie Houck

Sargent Perry Houck

Positions: Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 151 lb.

Born: February 29, 1856 in Washington, DC(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1879 (Age 23.062, 393rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Wolverines/RedStockings/Orioles/Nationals/... 1879-1887

Last Game: September 23, 1887 (Age 31.207)
Died: May 26, 1919 in Washington, DC
Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC
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Standard Batting

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
1879 23 BSN NL 80 360 356 69 95 24 9 2 49 4 11 .267 .275 .402 .677 116 143 O6
1880 24 TOT NL 61 234 231 29 44 7 7 1 24 3 12 .190 .201 .294 .495 68 68 *O
1880 24 BSN NL 12 47 47 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 6 .149 .149 .149 .298 3 7 O
1880 24 PRO NL 49 187 184 27 37 7 7 1 22 3 6 .201 .214 .332 .545 85 61 O
1881 25 DTN NL 75 314 308 43 86 16 6 1 36 6 6 .279 .293 .380 .673 106 117 *6
1883 27 DTN NL 101 425 416 52 105 18 12 0 40 9 18 .252 .268 .353 .622 90 147 *6
1884 28 PHA AA 108 487 472 93 140 19 14 0 7 .297 .318 .396 .714 126 187 8 *6/4
1885 29 PHA AA 93 405 388 74 99 10 9 0 54 10 .255 .286 .327 .614 89 127 7 *6
1886 30 TOT MLB 113 465 455 43 92 11 1 0 31 29 6 .202 .219 .231 .450 43 105 4 *6/4O
1886 30 BAL AA 61 268 260 29 50 8 1 0 17 25 4 .192 .216 .231 .447 42 60 4 6/4O
1886 30 WHS NL 52 197 195 14 42 3 0 0 14 4 2 28 .215 .223 .231 .454 43 45 6/4
1887 31 NYP AA 10 37 33 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 .152 .243 .182 .425 21 6 1 6/4
8 Yrs 641 2727 2659 406 666 106 58 4 234 31 48 77 .250 .269 .338 .608 91 900 20
162 Game Avg. 162 689 672 103 168 27 15 1 59 12 .250 .269 .338 .608 91 227
PHA (2 yrs) 201 892 860 167 239 29 23 0 54 17 .278 .304 .365 .669 109 314 15
BSN (2 yrs) 92 407 403 71 102 24 9 2 51 4 17 .253 .260 .372 .633 103 150
DTN (2 yrs) 176 739 724 95 191 34 18 1 76 15 24 .264 .279 .365 .643 97 264
PRO (1 yr) 49 187 184 27 37 7 7 1 22 3 6 .201 .214 .332 .545 85 61
NYP (1 yr) 10 37 33 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 .152 .243 .182 .425 21 6 1
BAL (1 yr) 61 268 260 29 50 8 1 0 17 25 4 .192 .216 .231 .447 42 60 4
WHS (1 yr) 52 197 195 14 42 3 0 0 14 4 2 28 .215 .223 .231 .454 43 45
NL (5 yrs) 369 1530 1506 207 372 68 34 4 163 4 24 75 .247 .259 .345 .604 90 520
AA (4 yrs) 272 1197 1153 199 294 38 24 0 71 27 24 2 .255 .282 .330 .612 91 380 20

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
1879 23 BSN NL 80 360 7 0 0 -4 -1 2 0.1 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.8 -0.5 18 $600 O6
1880 24 BSN NL 12 47 -4 0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .455 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4 O
1880 24 PRO NL 49 187 -2 0 0 2 -3 -3 -0.3 6 4 0.4 .494 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 O
1881 25 DTN NL 75 314 3 0 0 -3 5 5 0.4 11 16 1.6 .506 .503 1.9 0.2 19 $700 *6
1883 27 DTN NL 101 425 -2 0 0 1 7 6 0.4 15 21 1.9 .505 .503 2.0 0.6 20 *6
1884 28 PHA AA 108 487 12 0 0 18 7 37 3.2 10 47 4.2 .532 .521 2.8 2.2 29 *6/4
1885 29 PHA AA 93 405 -6 0 0 1 6 1 0.1 8 9 1.0 .501 .500 0.9 0.7 8 *6
1886 30 BAL AA 61 268 -18 2 0 -6 4 -18 -1.6 6 -13 -1.0 .474 .490 -0.5 -0.2 -7 6/4O
1886 30 WHS NL 52 197 -12 -0 0 -1 3 -10 -1.0 7 -4 -0.3 .481 .494 -0.2 0.2 -3 6/4
1887 31 NYP AA 10 37 -4 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 6/4
8 Seasons 641 2727 -26 1 0 8 28 11 0.4 77 88 8.6 .502 .503 8.4 3.0 80 $1,300
PHA (2 yrs) 201 892 5 0 0 19 13 38 3.2 18 56 5.2 .517 .512 3.7 2.8 37
BSN (2 yrs) 92 407 2 0 0 -4 -2 -3 -0.4 13 10 1.0 .496 .501 1.4 -0.6 14 $600
DTN (2 yrs) 176 739 1 0 0 -2 12 11 0.8 25 36 3.5 .506 .503 3.9 0.8 38 $700
PRO (1 yr) 49 187 -2 0 0 2 -3 -3 -0.3 6 4 0.4 .494 .498 0.2 -0.1 2
NYP (1 yr) 10 37 -4 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2
BAL (1 yr) 61 268 -18 2 0 -6 4 -18 -1.6 6 -13 -1.0 .474 .490 -0.5 -0.2 -7
WHS (1 yr) 52 197 -12 -0 0 -1 3 -10 -1.0 7 -4 -0.3 .481 .494 -0.2 0.2 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1879 23 BSN NL 360 261 39 4.0 69 .271 .267 .264 .275 .280 .402 .342 .677 .622 116 .566 6.0 0.7 .135
1880 24 TOT NL 234 187 14 2.0 59 .197 .190 .242 .201 .265 .294 .319 .495 .584 68 .300 -7.9 -1.0 .104
1880 24 BSN NL 47 40 1 0.7 59 .171 .149 .242 .149 .265 .149 .319 .298 .584 3 .055 -4.6 -0.6 .000
1880 24 PRO NL 187 147 13 2.4 59 .203 .201 .242 .214 .265 .332 .319 .545 .584 85 .368 -3.2 -0.4 .130
1881 25 DTN NL 314 222 34 4.1 77 .282 .279 .268 .293 .299 .380 .351 .673 .650 106 .548 1.6 0.2 .101
1883 27 DTN NL 425 311 39 3.3 77 .264 .252 .263 .268 .291 .353 .363 .622 .654 90 .418 -5.9 -0.6 .101
1884 28 PHA AA 487 332 57 4.5 72 .297 .297 .251 .318 .290 .396 .342 .714 .631 126 .646 12.4 1.4 .100
1885 29 PHA AA 405 289 35 3.2 77 .255 .255 .258 .286 .304 .327 .346 .614 .650 89 .472 -5.8 -0.7 .072
1886 30 TOT MLB 465 363 22 1.6 73 .202 .202 .245 .219 .301 .231 .330 .450 .632 43 .183 -30.4 -3.4 .397 .105 .029 .0
1886 30 BAL AA 268 210 12 1.5 72 .192 .192 .242 .216 .305 .231 .323 .447 .628 42 .176 -17.4 -2.0 .443 .150 .038 .0
1886 30 WHS NL 197 153 10 1.7 74 .251 .215 .249 .223 .297 .231 .340 .454 .637 43 .193 -13.0 -1.4 .333 .046 .015 .0
1887 31 NYP AA 37 28 1 0.9 93 .161 .152 .274 .243 .337 .182 .369 .425 .706 21 .054 -3.4 -0.3 .429 .182 .030 .0
8 Yrs 2727 1993 241 3.2 73 .257 .250 .256 .269 .292 .338 .343 .608 .636 91 .455 -33.3 -3.7 .501 .118 .088 7.1
162 Game Avg. 689 504 61 3.2 73 .257 .250 .256 .269 .292 .338 .343 .608 .636 91 .455 -33.3 -3.7 .501 .118 .088 2
PHA (2 yrs) 892 621 92 3.9 74 .278 .278 .254 .304 .296 .365 .343 .669 .640 109 .574 6.7 0.8 .087
BSN (2 yrs) 407 301 40 3.6 68 .260 .253 .262 .260 .278 .372 .339 .633 .618 103 .517 1.4 0.1 .119
DTN (2 yrs) 739 533 73 3.6 77 .272 .264 .265 .279 .294 .365 .358 .643 .652 97 .474 -4.3 -0.4 .101
PRO (1 yr) 187 147 13 2.4 59 .203 .201 .242 .214 .265 .332 .319 .545 .584 85 .368 -3.2 -0.4 .130
NYP (1 yr) 37 28 1 0.9 93 .161 .152 .274 .243 .337 .182 .369 .425 .706 21 .054 -3.4 -0.3 .429 .182 .030 .0
BAL (1 yr) 268 210 12 1.5 72 .192 .192 .242 .216 .305 .231 .323 .447 .628 42 .176 -17.4 -2.0 .443 .150 .038 .0
WHS (1 yr) 197 153 10 1.7 74 .251 .215 .249 .223 .297 .231 .340 .454 .637 43 .193 -13.0 -1.4 .333 .046 .015 .0
NL (5 yrs) 1530 1134 136 3.2 72 .258 .247 .259 .259 .287 .345 .346 .604 .633 90 .440 -19.2 -2.2 .045 .006 .098 8.0
AA (4 yrs) 1197 859 105 3.2 74 .255 .255 .252 .282 .300 .330 .340 .612 .639 91 .477 -14.1 -1.6 .122 .039 .075 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1879 23 BSN NL 360 0.6% 3.1% 1.1% 9.7% 37% 2.75 32.4 178.0 7.3 95%
1880 24 TOT NL 234 0.4% 5.1% 1.3% 6.4% 34% 4.00 19.3 231.0 9.6 93%
1880 24 BSN NL 47 0.0% 12.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.8 23.5 87%
1880 24 PRO NL 187 0.5% 3.2% 1.6% 8.0% 41% 2.00 30.7 184.0 8.4 95%
1881 25 DTN NL 314 0.3% 1.9% 1.9% 7.3% 27% 1.00 51.3 308.0 8.6 96%
1883 27 DTN NL 425 0.0% 4.2% 2.1% 7.1% 29% 2.00 23.1 10.4 94%
1884 28 PHA AA 487 0.0% 1.4% 6.8% 24% 97%
1885 29 PHA AA 405 0.0% 2.5% 4.7% 19% 7.2 96%
1886 30 TOT MLB 465 0.0% 6.0% 1.3% 2.6% 13% 4.67 16.3 14.7 92%
1886 30 BAL AA 268 0.0% 1.5% 3.4% 18% 15.3 97%
1886 30 WHS NL 197 0.0% 14.2% 1.0% 1.5% 7% 14.00 7.0 13.9 85%
1887 31 NYP AA 37 0.0% 5.4% 8.1% 2.7% 20% 0.67 16.5 84%
8 Yrs 2727 0.2% 2.8% 1.8% 6.2% 25% 1.60 20.0 664.8 11.4 95%
MLB Averages 0.5% 5.5% 5.1% 5.6% 24% 1.08 17.3 186.1 10.9 89%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1879 23 80 360 356 69 95 24 9 2 49 4 11 .267 .275 .402 .677 116 143
1880 24 141 594 587 98 139 31 16 3 73 7 23 .237 .246 .359 .605 98 211
1881 25 216 908 895 141 225 47 22 4 109 13 29 .251 .262 .366 .629 101 328
1882 26 216 908 895 141 225 47 22 4 109 13 29 .251 .262 .366 .629 101 328
1883 27 317 1333 1311 193 330 65 34 4 149 22 47 .252 .264 .362 .626 97 475
1884 28 425 1820 1783 286 470 84 48 4 149 29 47 .264 .279 .371 .650 105 662 8
1885 29 518 2225 2171 360 569 94 57 4 203 39 47 .262 .280 .363 .643 102 789 15
1886 30 631 2690 2626 403 661 105 58 4 234 29 45 75 .252 .270 .340 .610 92 894 19
1887 31 641 2727 2659 406 666 106 58 4 234 31 48 77 .250 .269 .338 .608 91 900 20

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1879 23 162 701 694 107 165 42 16 3 76 0 7 22 .238 .245 .357 .603 61 80
1880 24 116 444 438 51 82 13 13 2 42 0 6 23 .187 .198 .290 .488 25 61
1881 25 145 585 575 68 147 27 10 2 57 0 10 12 .256 .268 .348 .616 54 75
1883 27 165 669 656 65 147 25 17 0 50 0 13 29 .224 .239 .314 .553 49 101
1884 28 173 746 725 114 192 26 19 0 0 0 10 0 .265 .286 .353 .639 71 108
1885 29 136 562 542 78 120 12 11 0 57 0 12 0 .221 .249 .284 .533 36 93
1886 30 138 554 543 42 100 12 1 0 31 32 7 34 .184 .200 .210 .410 22 113
1887 31 12 42 38 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 .132 .214 .158 .372 1 10
8 Yrs 1047 4303 4211 528 958 158 87 7 313 34 68 122 .227 .244 .311 .555 319 641
162 Game Avg. 162 666 652 82 148 24 13 1 48 11 .227 .244 .311 .555 49 641

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1884 AA  4.2 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1884 AA  2.2 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1883 NL  101 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1879 NL  356 (10th)
1884 AA  472 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1884 AA  487 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1879 NL  69 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1884 AA  140 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1884 AA  187 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1879 NL  24 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1879 NL  9 (9th)
1883 NL  12 (7th)
1884 AA  14 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  2 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1879 NL  49 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1884 AA  107 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  35 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1885 AA  7 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1879 NL  32.4 (6th)
1881 NL  51.3 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1879 NL  178.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1879 NL  261 (9th)
1883 NL  311 (5th)
1884 AA  332 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (764), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 22 (983), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2847), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (190th), 8.6 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/9.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.8 JAWS

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