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Dick Johnston

Richard Frederick Johnston

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: April 6, 1863 in Kingston, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 1884 (Age 21.128)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Kelly'sKillers/Giants/Virginians/Reds 1884-1891

Final Game: August 16, 1891 (Age 28.132)
Died: April 4, 1934 in Detroit, MI
Buried: St. Mary Cemetery, Kingston, NY
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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
1884 21 RIC AA 39 148 146 23 41 5 5 2 2 .281 .291 .425 .715 131 62 0 O/6
1885 22 BSN NL 26 111 111 17 26 6 3 1 23 0 15 .234 .234 .369 .604 96 41 O
1886 23 BSN NL 109 416 413 48 99 18 9 1 57 11 3 70 .240 .245 .334 .579 78 138 *O
1887 24 BSN NL 127 523 507 87 131 13 20 5 77 52 16 35 .258 .281 .393 .674 86 199 0 *O
1888 25 BSN NL 135 601 585 102 173 31 18 12 68 35 15 33 .296 .314 .472 .786 144 276 1 *O
1889 26 BSN NL 132 582 539 80 123 16 4 5 67 34 41 60 .228 .285 .301 .586 60 162 2 *O
1890 27 TOT PL 79 335 315 37 75 9 7 1 43 7 18 26 .238 .284 .321 .604 55 101 2 O/6
1890 27 BOS PL 2 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 -41 1 0 /O
1890 27 NYI PL 77 326 306 37 74 9 7 1 43 7 18 25 .242 .288 .327 .615 58 100 2 O/6
1891 28 CKK AA 99 419 376 59 83 11 2 6 51 12 38 44 .221 .301 .309 .609 70 116 5 *O
8 Yrs 746 3135 2992 453 751 109 68 33 386 151 133 283 .251 .285 .366 .651 87 1095 10
162 Game Avg. 162 681 650 98 163 24 15 7 84 29 .251 .285 .366 .651 87 238
BSN (5 yrs) 529 2233 2155 334 552 84 54 24 292 132 75 213 .256 .282 .379 .661 93 816 3
RIC (1 yr) 39 148 146 23 41 5 5 2 2 .281 .291 .425 .715 131 62 0
NYI (1 yr) 77 326 306 37 74 9 7 1 43 7 18 25 .242 .288 .327 .615 58 100 2
BOS (1 yr) 2 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 -41 1 0
CKK (1 yr) 99 419 376 59 83 11 2 6 51 12 38 44 .221 .301 .309 .609 70 116 5
NL (5 yrs) 529 2233 2155 334 552 84 54 24 292 132 75 213 .256 .282 .379 .661 93 816 3
PL (1 yr) 79 335 315 37 75 9 7 1 43 7 18 26 .238 .284 .321 .604 55 101 2
AA (2 yrs) 138 567 522 82 124 16 7 8 51 12 40 44 .238 .298 .341 .639 85 178 5

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
1884 21 RIC AA 39 148 4 0 0 6 -2 8 0.7 3 12 1.0 .520 .505 0.6 0.3 6 O/6
1885 22 BSN NL 26 111 -1 0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .483 .497 0.2 -0.3 1 O
1886 23 BSN NL 109 416 -13 -1 0 4 -6 -15 -1.5 14 -1 -0.0 .487 .491 -0.2 -0.2 -5 $1,500 *O
1887 24 BSN NL 127 523 -12 2 0 18 -7 2 -0.2 18 19 1.6 .501 .501 0.3 0.8 1 $1,750 *O
1888 25 BSN NL 135 601 27 1 0 4 -7 25 2.3 19 44 4.5 .519 .515 4.2 -0.4 40 $2,000 *O
1889 26 BSN NL 132 582 -33 1 0 0 -7 -39 -3.6 20 -19 -1.6 .474 .479 -1.4 -0.7 -19 $2,500 *O
1890 27 BOS PL 2 9 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .413 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O
1890 27 NYI PL 77 326 -24 -1 0 0 -4 -28 -2.1 8 -21 -1.4 .471 .486 -1.5 -0.2 -21 O/6
1891 28 CKK AA 99 419 -18 -1 0 -2 -5 -27 -2.3 10 -17 -1.3 .477 .486 -1.2 -0.6 -15 *O
8 Seasons 746 3135 -72 2 0 28 -40 -82 -7.3 96 14 2.6 .491 .495 0.9 -1.4 -14 $7,750
BSN (5 yrs) 529 2233 -32 4 0 24 -28 -32 -3.4 75 42 4.4 .495 .497 3.1 -0.9 18 $7,750
RIC (1 yr) 39 148 4 0 0 6 -2 8 0.7 3 12 1.0 .520 .505 0.6 0.3 6
NYI (1 yr) 77 326 -24 -1 0 0 -4 -28 -2.1 8 -21 -1.4 .471 .486 -1.5 -0.2 -21
BOS (1 yr) 2 9 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .413 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CKK (1 yr) 99 419 -18 -1 0 -2 -5 -27 -2.3 10 -17 -1.3 .477 .486 -1.2 -0.6 -15

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
1884 RIC AA 21 OF 37 111 86 10 15 3 .865 2.59 .847 1.64 0-37-0
1884 RIC AA 21 SS 2 6 1 3 2 0 .667 2.00 .862 4.30
1885 BSN NL 22 OF 26 57 40 8 9 2 .842 1.85 .881 1.85 0-26-0
1886 BSN NL 23 OF 109 305 243 29 33 4 .892 2.50 .890 1.75 0-109-0
1887 BSN NL 24 OF 127 400 339 34 27 9 .933 2.94 .883 1.97 0-127-0
1888 BSN NL 25 OF 135 352 286 30 36 3 .898 2.34 .906 1.91 0-135-0
1889 BSN NL 26 OF 132 315 267 22 26 6 .917 2.19 .910 2.00 0-132-0
1890 TOT PL 27 OF 78 208 167 19 22 3 .894 2.38 .904 2.11 12-64-2
1890 BOS PL 27 OF 2 5 3 1 1 0 .800 2.00 .904 2.10 0-2-0
1890 NYI PL 27 OF 76 203 164 18 21 3 .897 2.39 .904 2.11 12-62-2
1890 NYI PL 27 SS 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .870 5.15
1891 CKK AA 28 OF 99 238 193 20 25 4 .895 2.15 .908 1.87 0-99-1
8 Seasons OF 743 1986 1621 172 193 34 .903 2.41 .896 1.91 12-729-3
2 Seasons SS 4 8 3 3 2 0 .750 1.50 .864 4.72
8 Seasons TOT 747 1994 1624 175 195 34 .902 2.41 .895 1.93 12-729-3
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1888 NL  4.4 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1888 NL  4.2 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1888 NL  .296 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1888 NL  .472 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1888 NL  .786 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1887 NL  127 (2nd)
1888 NL  135 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1887 NL  507 (7th)
1888 NL  585 (1st)
1889 NL  539 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1888 NL  601 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1888 NL  102 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1888 NL  173 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1888 NL  276 (2nd)

Doubles s c a p y
1888 NL  31 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1887 NL  20 (3rd)
1888 NL  18 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1888 NL  12 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1888 NL  68 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1886 NL  70 (9th)
1889 NL  60 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1887 NL  52 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1888 NL  112 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1888 NL  144 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1888 NL  86 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1888 NL  27 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1888 NL  3.0 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1888 NL  61 (1st)

Times On Base s c a p y
1888 NL  189 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1888 NL  .724 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1888 NL  17.9 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1888 NL  17.7 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1888 NL  48.8 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1887 NL  376 (1st)
1888 NL  412 (2nd)
1889 NL  416 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1887 NL  127 (1st)
1888 NL  135 (2nd)
1889 NL  132 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1886 NL  243 (1st)
1887 NL  339 (1st)
1888 NL  286 (3rd)
1889 NL  267 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1886 NL  29 (3rd)
1887 NL  34 (2nd)
1888 NL  30 (2nd)
Career  172 (84th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1886 NL  33 (1st)
1888 NL  36 (3rd)
1889 NL  26 (5th)
Career  193 (38th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1886 NL  4 (5th)
1887 NL  9 (1st)
1889 NL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1886 NL  2.50 (1st)
1887 NL  2.94 (1st)
1888 NL  2.34 (4th)
1891 AA  2.15 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1887 NL  .933 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 32 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1715), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (351st), 2.6 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1886 23 Boston Beaneaters $1,500 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1887 24 Boston Beaneaters $1,750 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1888 25 Boston Beaneaters $2,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1889 26 Boston Beaneaters $2,500 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,750
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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