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Joe Kelley

Joseph James Kelley

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 9, 1871 in Cambridge, MA
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Cambridge, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1891 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Reds/Superbas/Doves/Pirates/... 1891-1908

Final Game: October 3, 1908 (Age 36)
Died: August 14, 1943 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1971.
   View Joe Kelley Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #190. Bill Freehan… #191. Dick Allen… #192. Maury Wills… #193. JOE KELLEY… #194. Vern Stephens… #195. Nomar Garciaparra… #196. Mike Trout… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1891 19 BSN NL 12 47 45 7 11 1 1 0 3 0 2 7 .244 .277 .311 .588 65 14 0 O
1892 20 TOT NL 66 260 238 29 56 7 7 0 32 10 21 28 .235 .300 .324 .624 87 77 1 O
1892 20 PIT NL 56 222 205 26 49 7 7 0 28 8 17 21 .239 .297 .341 .639 92 70 0 O
1892 20 BLN NL 10 38 33 3 7 0 0 0 4 2 4 7 .212 .316 .212 .528 58 7 1 O
1893 21 BLN NL 125 583 502 120 153 27 16 9 76 33 77 44 .305 .401 .476 .877 132 239 4 *O
1894 22 BLN NL 129 638 507 165 199 48 20 6 111 46 107 36 .393 .502 .602 1.104 161 305 5 19 *O
1895 23 BLN NL 131 617 518 148 189 26 19 10 134 54 77 29 .365 .456 .546 1.003 154 283 10 12 *O
1896 24 BLN NL 131 627 519 148 189 31 19 8 100 87 91 19 .364 .469 .543 1.013 164 282 12 5 *O
1897 25 BLN NL 131 591 505 113 183 31 9 5 118 44 70 19 .362 .447 .489 .936 147 247 7 9 *O/65
1898 26 BLN NL 124 530 464 71 149 18 15 2 110 24 56 24 .321 .398 .438 .835 137 203 3 7 *O/5
1899 27 BRO NL 143 626 538 108 175 21 14 6 93 31 70 23 .325 .410 .450 .860 133 242 7 11 *O
1900 28 BRO NL 121 513 454 90 145 23 17 6 91 26 53 18 .319 .398 .485 .882 138 220 6 0 O35
1901 29 BRO NL 120 539 492 77 151 22 12 4 65 18 40 26 .307 .363 .425 .787 125 209 3 4 *3/5
1902 30 TOT MLB 100 435 378 74 119 26 9 2 46 15 49 33 .315 .395 .447 .842 138 169 1 7 O54/36
1902 30 BLA AL 60 263 222 50 69 17 7 1 34 12 34 16 .311 .405 .464 .869 137 103 1 6 O/53
1902 30 CIN NL 40 172 156 24 50 9 2 1 12 3 15 17 .321 .380 .423 .803 140 66 0 1 O4/56
1903 31 CIN NL 105 445 383 85 121 22 4 3 45 18 51 24 .316 .402 .418 .820 124 160 4 7 O64/53
1904 32 CIN NL 123 519 449 75 126 21 13 0 63 15 49 25 .281 .359 .385 .744 122 173 6 15 *3/O4
1905 33 CIN NL 90 366 321 43 89 7 6 1 37 8 27 23 .277 .346 .346 .692 98 111 7 11 O/3
1906 34 CIN NL 129 540 465 43 106 19 11 1 53 9 44 27 .228 .300 .323 .623 91 150 4 27 *O/356
1908 36 BSN NL 73 263 228 25 59 8 2 2 17 5 27 25 .259 .342 .338 .680 119 77 2 6 O3
17 Yrs 1853 8139 7006 1421 2220 358 194 65 1194 443 911 430 .317 .402 .451 .853 134 3161 82 140
162 Game Avg. 162 712 613 124 194 31 17 6 104 39 80 38 .317 .402 .451 .853 134 276 7
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
BLN (7 yrs) 781 3624 3048 768 1069 181 98 40 653 290 482 178 .351 .446 .514 .960 149 1566 42 52
CIN (5 yrs) 487 2042 1774 270 492 78 36 6 210 53 186 116 .277 .353 .372 .725 112 660 21 61
BRO (3 yrs) 384 1678 1484 275 471 66 43 16 249 75 163 67 .317 .391 .452 .843 132 671 16 15
BSN (2 yrs) 85 310 273 32 70 9 3 2 20 5 29 32 .256 .332 .333 .666 109 91 2 6
PIT (1 yr) 56 222 205 26 49 7 7 0 28 8 17 21 .239 .297 .341 .639 92 70 0
BLA (1 yr) 60 263 222 50 69 17 7 1 34 12 34 16 .311 .405 .464 .869 137 103 1 6
NL (17 yrs) 1793 7876 6784 1371 2151 341 187 64 1160 431 877 414 .317 .402 .451 .852 133 3058 81 134
AL (1 yr) 60 263 222 50 69 17 7 1 34 12 34 16 .311 .405 .464 .869 137 103 1 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
1891 19 BSN NL 12 47 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 O
1892 20 PIT NL 56 222 -3 -0 0 0 -3 -6 -0.6 8 1 0.1 .489 .496 0.2 -0.3 1 O
1892 20 BLN NL 10 38 -2 -0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .459 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -1 O
1893 21 BLN NL 125 583 23 -0 0 2 -7 18 1.3 20 37 3.2 .511 .509 3.1 -0.4 35 *O
1894 22 BLN NL 129 638 67 -0 0 7 -8 66 4.5 20 86 6.5 .535 .528 6.1 -0.1 79 *O
1895 23 BLN NL 131 617 50 3 0 7 -8 52 3.9 20 72 5.9 .530 .524 5.4 -0.1 65 *O
1896 24 BLN NL 131 627 58 7 0 6 -9 62 5.0 20 82 7.0 .538 .531 6.5 -0.3 76 *O
1897 25 BLN NL 131 591 42 1 0 4 -8 39 3.1 20 59 5.1 .524 .520 4.8 -0.3 55 *O/65
1898 26 BLN NL 124 530 23 -1 0 4 -6 20 1.9 18 38 3.7 .515 .512 3.4 -0.2 34 $2,700 *O/5
1899 27 BRO NL 143 626 28 -1 0 8 -9 26 2.3 21 47 4.5 .517 .515 3.8 -0.1 39 *O
1900 28 BRO NL 121 513 24 -0 0 0 -5 19 1.7 18 37 3.5 .514 .511 3.5 -0.4 37 O35
1901 29 BRO NL 120 539 16 -1 0 1 -3 14 1.3 17 30 3.2 .512 .509 3.2 -0.2 29 $3,000 *3/5
1902 30 BLA AL 60 263 12 -0 0 -6 -1 4 0.4 9 14 1.3 .507 .503 1.9 -0.7 20 O/53
1902 30 CIN NL 40 172 7 -0 0 1 -1 7 0.7 6 12 1.4 .519 .505 1.2 0.0 11 $5,200 O4/56
1903 31 CIN NL 105 445 14 -1 0 -2 -3 8 0.9 14 23 2.3 .508 .505 2.5 -0.4 25 O64/53
1904 32 CIN NL 123 519 13 -1 0 0 -4 7 0.9 16 24 2.5 .507 .505 2.5 -0.4 24 $5,250 *3/O4
1905 33 CIN NL 90 366 0 -1 0 -4 -5 -9 -1.0 12 3 0.2 .489 .494 0.6 -0.9 7 O/3
1906 34 CIN NL 129 540 -4 -1 0 -4 -6 -15 -2.0 17 2 -0.1 .486 .489 0.5 -1.3 6 *O/356
1908 36 BSN NL 73 263 5 -0 0 -4 -3 -2 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 1.2 -0.9 11 O3
17 Seasons 1853 8139 371 1 0 18 -89 301 23.1 267 568 50.6 .513 .511 50.2 -7.4 551 $16,150
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BLN (7 yrs) 781 3624 261 9 0 28 -47 251 19.3 119 371 31.2 .525 .520 29.3 -1.7 343 $2,700
CIN (5 yrs) 487 2042 30 -4 0 -9 -18 -2 -0.5 66 64 6.3 .499 .499 7.4 -3.0 73 $10,450
BRO (3 yrs) 384 1678 69 -3 0 9 -16 59 5.2 55 115 11.1 .514 .512 10.5 -0.7 106 $3,000
BSN (2 yrs) 85 310 2 -0 0 -4 -4 -6 -0.6 10 5 0.5 .493 .498 1.0 -1.0 9
PIT (1 yr) 56 222 -3 -0 0 0 -3 -6 -0.6 8 1 0.1 .489 .496 0.2 -0.3 1
BLA (1 yr) 60 263 12 -0 0 -6 -1 4 0.4 9 14 1.3 .507 .503 1.9 -0.7 20

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1891 BSN NL 19 OF 12 27 21 2 4 0 .852 1.92 .912 1.92 12-1-0
1892 TOT NL 20 OF 66 141 115 13 13 4 .908 1.94 .912 1.89 0-66-0
1892 PIT NL 20 OF 56 124 101 13 10 4 .919 2.04 .912 1.89 0-56-0
1892 BLN NL 20 OF 10 17 14 0 3 0 .824 1.40 .912 1.89 0-10-0
1893 BLN NL 21 OF 125 350 307 22 21 4 .940 2.63 .915 2.18 18-107-1
1894 BLN NL 22 OF 129 307 276 16 15 3 .951 2.26 .915 2.28 129-0-0
1895 BLN NL 23 OF 131 296 260 20 16 5 .946 2.14 .917 2.18 130-1-0
1896 BLN NL 24 OF 131 313 280 20 13 3 .958 2.29 .933 2.16 129-0-2
1897 BLN NL 25 OF 130 266 240 15 11 3 .959 1.96 .936 2.09 130-0-0
1897 BLN NL 25 SS 3 10 2 7 1 0 .900 3.00 .907 5.77
1897 BLN NL 25 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .890 3.35
1898 BLN NL 26 OF 122 261 235 18 8 4 .969 2.07 .937 2.08 39-83-0
1898 BLN NL 26 3B 2 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.50 .900 3.50
1899 BRO NL 27 OF 143 341 307 26 8 7 .977 2.33 .944 2.15 143-0-0
1900 BRO NL 28 OF 77 194 174 12 8 2 .959 2.42 .940 2.17 77-0-0
1900 BRO NL 28 1B 32 277 259 12 6 13 .978 8.47 .979 10.55
1900 BRO NL 28 3B 13 46 17 25 4 3 .913 3.23 .895 3.82
1901 BRO NL 29 1B 115 1093 984 82 27 63 .975 9.27 .978 10.25
1901 BRO NL 29 3B 5 16 4 10 2 0 .875 2.80 .888 3.20
1902 TOT MLB 30 OF 68 146 131 11 4 3 .973 2.09 .944 2.04 19-49-0
1902 TOT MLB 30 3B 17 67 27 34 6 1 .910 3.59 .913 3.54
1902 BLA AL 30 OF 48 111 101 7 3 2 .973 2.25 .944 2.07 1-47-0
1902 BLA AL 30 3B 8 32 15 14 3 1 .906 3.63 .912 3.58
1902 BLA AL 30 1B 5 41 37 4 0 4 1.000 8.20 .980 10.94
1902 CIN NL 30 OF 20 35 30 4 1 1 .971 1.70 .945 1.97 18-2-0
1902 CIN NL 30 2B 10 68 35 31 2 7 .971 6.60 .947 5.43
1902 CIN NL 30 3B 9 35 12 20 3 0 .914 3.56 .913 3.50
1902 CIN NL 30 SS 2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 2.50 .912 5.40
1903 CIN NL 31 OF 67 132 117 8 7 0 .947 1.87 .942 1.94 61-6-0
1903 CIN NL 31 SS 12 56 17 30 9 5 .839 3.92 .911 5.48
1903 CIN NL 31 2B 11 55 25 26 4 4 .927 4.64 .938 5.19
1903 CIN NL 31 3B 8 27 12 14 1 0 .963 3.25 .913 3.44
1903 CIN NL 31 1B 6 77 68 8 1 2 .987 12.67 .977 10.57
1904 CIN NL 32 1B 117 1139 1049 76 14 48 .988 9.62 .983 10.68
1904 CIN NL 32 OF 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .947 1.88 0-3-3
1904 CIN NL 32 2B 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 5.40
1905 CIN NL 33 OF 85 152 137 11 4 0 .974 1.74 .955 1.97 84-0-1
1905 CIN NL 33 1B 2 14 14 0 0 2 1.000 7.00 .981 10.75
1906 CIN NL 34 OF 122 204 184 13 7 5 .966 1.61 .959 1.89 122-0-0
1906 CIN NL 34 1B 3 26 25 1 0 2 1.000 8.67 .984 10.80
1906 CIN NL 34 3B 1 6 2 3 1 0 .833 5.00 .932 3.20
1906 CIN NL 34 SS 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .932 5.40
1908 BSN NL 36 OF 51 81 71 5 5 1 .938 1.49 .960 2.04 38-12-1
1908 BSN NL 36 1B 11 136 118 15 3 2 .978 12.09 .986 11.07
16 Seasons OF 1465 3220 2864 212 144 44 .955 2.10 .933 2.09 1131-328-8
8 Seasons 1B 291 2803 2554 198 51 136 .982 9.46 .981 10.51
7 Seasons 3B 48 165 62 88 15 4 .909 3.13 .906 3.55
3 Seasons 2B 22 126 61 59 6 11 .952 5.45 .943 5.31
4 Seasons SS 18 75 21 44 10 6 .867 3.61 .912 5.52
17 Seasons TOT 1844 6389 5562 601 226 201 .965 3.34 .953 3.53 1131-328-8
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1939 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1971 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1971
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1894 NL  6.6 (10th)
1896 NL  7.0 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1894 NL  6.6 (3rd)
1895 NL  5.9 (5th)
1896 NL  7.0 (4th)
1897 NL  5.1 (8th)
Career  50.6 (180th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1894 NL  6.1 (3rd)
1895 NL  5.4 (6th)
1896 NL  6.6 (4th)
1897 NL  4.8 (7th)
Career  50.2 (163rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1894 NL  .393 (6th)
1896 NL  .364 (7th)
1897 NL  .362 (5th)
Career  .317 (65th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1894 NL  .502 (2nd)
1895 NL  .456 (6th)
1896 NL  .469 (5th)
1897 NL  .447 (7th)
1899 NL  .410 (10th)
1902 ML  .395 (9th)
1903 NL  .402 (9th)
Career  .402 (53rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1893 NL  .476 (9th)
1894 NL  .602 (4th)
1895 NL  .546 (5th)
1896 NL  .543 (4th)
1897 NL  .489 (8th)
1898 NL  .438 (9th)
1900 NL  .485 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1893 NL  .877 (10th)
1894 NL  1.104 (4th)
1895 NL  1.003 (5th)
1896 NL  1.013 (2nd)
1897 NL  .936 (6th)
1898 NL  .835 (10th)
1900 NL  .882 (6th)
Career  .853 (165th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1894 NL  638 (6th)
1895 NL  617 (8th)
1896 NL  627 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1894 NL  165 (2nd)
1895 NL  148 (6th)
1896 NL  148 (4th)
Career  1,421 (85th)

Hits s c a p y
1894 NL  199 (8th)
1896 NL  189 (9th)
Career  2,220 (174th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1894 NL  305 (4th)
1895 NL  283 (5th)
1896 NL  282 (3rd)
1897 NL  247 (10th)
Career  3,161 (240th)

Doubles s c a p y
1894 NL  48 (2nd)
1896 NL  31 (3rd)
1897 NL  31 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1893 NL  16 (9th)
1894 NL  20 (7th)
1895 NL  19 (5th)
1896 NL  19 (3rd)
1898 NL  15 (4th)
1899 NL  14 (9th)
1900 NL  17 (2nd)
1904 NL  13 (3rd)
1906 NL  11 (5th)
Career  194 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1893 NL  9 (9th)
1895 NL  10 (5th)
1896 NL  8 (8th)
1899 NL  6 (10th)
1900 NL  6 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1895 NL  134 (2nd)
1896 NL  100 (9th)
1897 NL  118 (5th)
1898 NL  110 (3rd)
1899 NL  93 (10th)
1900 NL  91 (7th)
Career  1,194 (153rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1894 NL  107 (2nd)
1895 NL  77 (5th)
1896 NL  91 (4th)
1897 NL  70 (8th)
1899 NL  70 (7th)
Career  911 (164th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1893 NL  44 (4th)
1894 NL  36 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1895 NL  54 (4th)
1896 NL  87 (1st)
Career  443 (54th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,603 (152nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1893 NL  132 (9th)
1894 NL  161 (4th)
1895 NL  154 (6th)
1896 NL  164 (2nd)
1897 NL  147 (5th)
1900 NL  138 (7th)
Career  134 (129th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1893 NL  95 (9th)
1894 NL  152 (2nd)
1895 NL  127 (4th)
1896 NL  129 (3rd)
1897 NL  109 (6th)
1899 NL  98 (10th)
1900 NL  86 (8th)
Career  1,275 (160th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1894 NL  59 (3rd)
1895 NL  45 (6th)
1896 NL  54 (2nd)
1897 NL  39 (4th)
1900 NL  24 (8th)
Career  351 (97th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1894 NL  4.9 (3rd)
1895 NL  4.1 (6th)
1896 NL  5.0 (2nd)
1897 NL  3.6 (4th)
1900 NL  2.4 (8th)
Career  33.4 (100th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1893 NL  52 (7th)
1894 NL  74 (2nd)
1895 NL  55 (7th)
1896 NL  58 (2nd)
1900 NL  46 (4th)
1904 NL  34 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1894 NL  311 (2nd)
1895 NL  276 (5th)
1896 NL  292 (3rd)
1897 NL  260 (6th)
Career  3,213 (146th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1894 NL  .783 (4th)
1895 NL  .759 (7th)
1896 NL  .791 (3rd)
1897 NL  .743 (6th)
1898 NL  .712 (10th)
1900 NL  .726 (6th)
1902 ML  .719 (10th)
Career  .699 (76th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (10th)
1896 NL  12 (9th)
Career  82 (149th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1894 NL  19 (7th)
1906 NL  27 (6th)
Career  140 (204th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1893 NL  14.1 (8th)
1895 NL  16.9 (5th)
1896 NL  14.7 (4th)
1897 NL  9.0 (10th)
1899 NL  10.1 (10th)
1900 NL  9.8 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1901 NL  18.9 (3rd)
1904 NL  18.0 (9th)
1906 NL  17.2 (5th)
Career  16.3 (235th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1893 NL  55.8 (9th)
1896 NL  64.9 (10th)
1900 NL  75.7 (8th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  115 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  82 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  27 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1901 NL  63 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1896 NL  131 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1893 NL  307 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
Career  212 (41st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
Career  144 (77th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
Career  44 (49th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1904 NL  .988 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1894 NL  .951 (4th)
1895 NL  .946 (5th)
1898 NL  .969 (4th)
1899 NL  .977 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1908 NL  born 1871-12-09 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1891 NL  born 1871-12-09 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 121 (158), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 98 (166), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 52 (74), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (23rd), 50.5 career WAR/36.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
189826Baltimore Orioles$2,7001/14/1899 Sporting Life
190129Brooklyn Superbas$3,0005/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24
190230Cincinnati Reds$5,2008/23/02 Sporting Life
190432Cincinnati Reds$5,250Garry Herrmann papersPlayer-manager
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,150
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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