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Ed Karger

Edwin Karger (Loose)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 6, 1883 in San Angelo, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1906 (Age 22.344, 2,798th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1906 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/RedSox/Reds/Pirates 1906-1911

Final Game: September 4, 1911 (Age 28.121)
Died: September 9, 1957 in Delta, CO
Buried: Delta Cemetery, Delta, CO
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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
1906 23 TOT NL 7 19 .269 2.62 31 22 9 17 0 1 219.2 214 96 64 0 52 81 9 0 3 875 101 2.46 1.211 8.8 0.0 2.1 3.3 1.56
1906 23 PIT NL 2 3 .400 1.93 6 2 4 0 0 0 28.0 21 11 6 0 9 8 2 0 0 114 140 2.98 1.071 6.8 0.0 2.9 2.6 0.89
1906 23 STL NL 5 16 .238 2.72 25 20 5 17 0 1 191.2 193 85 58 0 43 73 7 0 3 761 97 2.39 1.231 9.1 0.0 2.0 3.4 1.70
1907 24 STL NL 15 19 .441 2.04 39 32 5 29 6 1 314.0 257 102 71 2 65 137 10 0 8 1228 123 2.11 1.025 7.4 0.1 1.9 3.9 2.11
1908 25 STL NL 4 9 .308 3.06 22 15 6 9 1 0 141.1 148 77 48 1 50 34 2 0 4 621 77 2.82 1.401 9.4 0.1 3.2 2.2 0.68
1909 26 TOT MLB 6 5 .545 3.61 21 11 8 4 0 0 102.1 97 51 41 0 52 25 5 0 4 437 71 3.40 1.456 8.5 0.0 4.6 2.2 0.48
1909 26 CIN NL 1 3 .250 4.46 9 5 3 1 0 0 34.1 26 22 17 0 30 8 2 0 2 152 59 4.55 1.631 6.8 0.0 7.9 2.1 0.27
1909 26 BOS AL 5 2 .714 3.18 12 6 5 3 0 0 68.0 71 29 24 0 22 17 3 0 2 285 80 2.82 1.368 9.4 0.0 2.9 2.3 0.77
1910 27 BOS AL 11 7 .611 3.19 27 25 2 16 1 1 183.1 162 75 65 5 53 81 5 0 5 761 80 2.74 1.173 8.0 0.2 2.6 4.0 1.53
1911 28 BOS AL 5 8 .385 3.37 25 18 6 6 1 0 131.0 134 70 49 4 42 57 4 0 4 539 98 3.35 1.344 9.2 0.3 2.9 3.9 1.36
6 Yrs 48 67 .417 2.79 165 123 36 81 9 3 1091.2 1012 471 338 12 314 415 35 0 28 4461 94 2.65 1.215 8.3 0.1 2.6 3.4 1.32
162 Game Avg. 11 16 .417 2.79 39 29 9 19 2 1 258 239 111 80 3 74 98 8 0 7 1053 94 2.65 1.215 8.3 0.1 2.6 3.4 1.32
STL (3 yrs) 24 44 .353 2.46 86 67 16 55 7 2 647.0 598 264 177 3 158 244 19 0 15 2610 102 2.35 1.168 8.3 0.0 2.2 3.4 1.54
BOS (3 yrs) 21 17 .553 3.25 64 49 13 25 2 1 382.1 367 174 138 9 117 155 12 0 11 1585 86 2.96 1.266 8.6 0.2 2.8 3.6 1.32
CIN (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.46 9 5 3 1 0 0 34.1 26 22 17 0 30 8 2 0 2 152 59 4.55 1.631 6.8 0.0 7.9 2.1 0.27
PIT (1 yr) 2 3 .400 1.93 6 2 4 0 0 0 28.0 21 11 6 0 9 8 2 0 0 114 140 2.98 1.071 6.8 0.0 2.9 2.6 0.89
NL (4 yrs) 27 50 .351 2.54 101 74 23 56 7 2 709.1 645 297 200 3 197 260 23 0 17 2876 99 2.48 1.187 8.2 0.0 2.5 3.3 1.32
AL (3 yrs) 21 17 .553 3.25 64 49 13 25 2 1 382.1 367 174 138 9 117 155 12 0 11 1585 86 2.96 1.266 8.6 0.2 2.8 3.6 1.32
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
1906 23 PIT NL 28.0 6 2 11 3.54 3.50 0.15 0.00 102.0 3.41 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .499 .500
1906 23 STL NL 191.2 25 20 85 3.99 3.64 -0.04 0.00 100.0 3.68 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.0 7 .479 .497
1907 24 STL NL 314.0 39 32 102 2.92 3.50 -0.17 0.00 101.0 3.71 31 4.2 1.0 -0.3 6.7 49 .608 .526
1908 25 STL NL 141.1 22 15 77 4.90 3.45 -0.33 0.00 100.0 3.78 -17 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -8 .407 .487
1909 26 CIN NL 34.1 9 5 22 5.77 3.63 0.01 0.00 100.0 3.62 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .397 .494
1909 26 BOS AL 68.0 12 6 29 3.84 3.37 0.08 0.00 101.0 3.32 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.2 1 .470 .498
1910 27 BOS AL 183.1 27 25 75 3.68 3.58 0.14 0.00 101.0 3.48 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 1.4 11 .488 .498
1911 28 BOS AL 131.0 25 18 70 4.81 4.63 -0.03 0.00 98.0 4.57 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.9 10 .485 .498
6 Seasons 1091.2 165 123 471 3.88 3.66 -0.07 0.00 100.3 3.74 -8 -0.3 1.0 -0.9 8.9 67 .498 .503
STL (3 yrs) 647.0 86 67 264 3.67 3.53 -0.17 0.00 100.5 3.72 9 1.7 1.0 -0.5 6.9 48 .519 .508
BOS (3 yrs) 382.1 64 49 174 4.10 3.90 0.07 0.00 100.0 3.82 -9 -1.1 1.0 -0.4 2.5 23 .483 .498
CIN (1 yr) 34.1 9 5 22 5.77 3.63 0.01 0.00 100.0 3.62 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .397 .494
PIT (1 yr) 28.0 6 2 11 3.54 3.50 0.15 0.00 102.0 3.41 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .499 .500

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
1906 23 TOT NL 31 85 84 3 18 4 1 1 5 0 1 5 .214 .224 .321 .545 72 27 0 0 1
1906 23 PIT NL 6 11 11 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -17 2 0 0 /1
1906 23 STL NL 25 74 73 2 17 3 1 1 3 0 1 3 .233 .243 .342 .586 86 25 0 0 1
1907 24 STL NL 39 120 112 9 20 2 0 2 9 0 2 16 .179 .207 .250 .457 46 28 2 4 1
1908 25 STL NL 24 56 54 4 13 1 1 0 3 1 0 9 .241 .268 .296 .564 84 16 2 0 1
1909 26 TOT MLB 21 41 35 0 6 2 0 0 4 0 3 7 .171 .275 .229 .504 57 8 2 1 1
1909 26 CIN NL 9 14 11 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 .273 .429 .364 .792 147 4 1 0 /1
1909 26 BOS AL 12 27 24 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 7 .125 .192 .167 .359 12 4 1 1 1
1910 27 BOS AL 27 76 68 11 20 2 0 2 8 0 3 16 .294 .342 .412 .754 133 28 2 3 1
1911 28 BOS AL 25 54 47 4 11 3 0 1 6 0 3 9 .234 .308 .362 .669 87 17 2 2 1
6 Yrs 167 432 400 31 88 14 2 6 35 1 12 62 .220 .261 .310 .571 78 124 10 10
162 Game Avg. 162 419 388 30 85 14 2 6 34 1 12 60 .220 .261 .310 .571 78 120 10 10
STL (3 yrs) 88 250 239 15 50 6 2 3 15 1 3 28 .209 .232 .289 .520 66 69 4 4
BOS (3 yrs) 64 157 139 15 34 6 0 3 16 0 7 32 .245 .305 .353 .657 96 49 5 6
CIN (1 yr) 9 14 11 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 .273 .429 .364 .792 147 4 1 0
PIT (1 yr) 6 11 11 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182 .273 -17 2 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 103 275 261 16 54 8 2 3 19 1 5 30 .207 .236 .287 .524 67 75 5 4
AL (3 yrs) 64 157 139 15 34 6 0 3 16 0 7 32 .245 .305 .353 .657 96 49 5 6

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
1906 23 PIT NL 6 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1906 23 STL NL 25 74 -1 0 0 0 5 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .519 .503 0.5 -0.0 4 1
1907 24 STL NL 39 120 -6 0 0 0 8 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1908 25 STL NL 24 56 -1 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .514 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1909 26 CIN NL 9 14 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .525 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
1909 26 BOS AL 12 27 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1910 27 BOS AL 27 76 2 0 0 0 5 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .533 .505 0.9 -0.0 8 1
1911 28 BOS AL 25 54 -1 0 0 0 5 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .516 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1
6 Seasons 167 432 -10 0 0 0 30 21 2.4 0 21 2.4 .514 .502 2.4 -0.0 21
STL (3 yrs) 88 250 -8 0 0 0 17 8 1.0 0 8 1.0 .512 .502 1.0 -0.0 8
BOS (3 yrs) 64 157 -1 0 0 0 12 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .519 .503 1.2 -0.0 11
CIN (1 yr) 9 14 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .525 .501 0.2 0.0 2
PIT (1 yr) 6 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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 Awards
1906 TOT NL 23 P 31 219.2 107 21 81 5 2 .953 4.18 3.29 .948 3.05 2.99
1906 PIT NL 23 P 6 28.0 17 2 14 1 0 .941 5.14 2.67 .948 3.05 2.98
1906 STL NL 23 P 25 191.2 90 19 67 4 2 .956 4.04 3.44 .948 3.05 2.99
1907 STL NL 24 P 39 314.0 131 29 96 6 4 .954 3.58 3.21 .950 2.97 2.89
1908 STL NL 25 P 22 141.1 45 10 33 2 5 .956 2.74 1.95 .953 2.99 2.98
1909 TOT MLB 26 P 21 102.1 44 5 33 6 0 .864 3.34 1.81 .941 3.07 3.02
1909 CIN NL 26 P 9 34.1 18 1 12 5 0 .722 3.41 1.44 .940 2.83 2.84
1909 BOS AL 26 P 12 68.0 26 4 21 1 0 .962 3.31 2.08 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 BOS AL 27 P 27 183.1 56 7 47 2 2 .964 2.65 2.00 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 BOS AL 28 P 25 131.0 44 6 35 3 2 .932 2.82 1.64 .938 2.88 2.85
6 Seasons P 165 1091.2 427 78 325 24 15 .944 3.32 2.44 .947 3.04 3.00
6 Seasons TOT 165 1091.2 427 78 325 24 15 .944 3.32 2.44 .947 3.04 3.00
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1907 NL  6.9 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1907 NL  6.7 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1907 NL  2.04 (10th)
Career  2.79 (100th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1910 AL  .611 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1907 NL  1.025 (5th)
Career  1.215 (176th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1907 NL  1.863 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1907 NL  39 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1907 NL  1 (8th)
1910 AL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1907 NL  314.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1907 NL  137 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1907 NL  32 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1907 NL  29 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1907 NL  6 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  5 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1907 NL  257 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1907 NL  2.108 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 NL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.099 (32nd)

Losses s c a p y
1906 NL  19 (7th)
1907 NL  19 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  65 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1907 NL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1907 NL  1,228 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1906 NL  9 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1907 NL  123 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1906 NL  2.46 (9th)
1907 NL  2.11 (3rd)
Career  2.65 (39th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1907 NL  15 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1907 NL  1.8 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1907 NL  29 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1907 NL  96 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1906 NL  4.18 (2nd)
Career  3.32 (57th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1906 NL  3.29 (3rd)
1907 NL  3.21 (3rd)
Career  2.44 (90th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 27 (887), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1478), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (811th), 11.3 career WAR/11.3 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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