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King Kelly

Michael Joseph Kelly

Positions: Rightfielder, Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 31, 1857 in Troy, NY
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1878. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1878 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Beaneaters/Reds/Kelly'sKillers/Giants 1878-1893

Final Game: September 2, 1893 (Age 35)
Died: November 8, 1894 in Boston, MA
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, MA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1945. No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #295. Herman Long… #296. Jason Kendall… #297. George Scott… #298. KING KELLY… #299. Chuck Knoblauch… #300. Elmer Flick… #301. Dave Bancroft… 

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
1878 20 CIN NL 60 244 237 29 67 7 1 0 27 7 7 .283 .303 .321 .624 113 76 *O2/5
1879 21 CIN NL 77 353 345 78 120 20 12 2 47 8 14 .348 .363 .493 .855 182 170 5O2/4
1880 22 CHC NL 84 356 344 72 100 17 9 1 60 12 22 .291 .315 .401 .716 135 138 *O25/416
1881 23 CHC NL 82 369 353 84 114 27 3 2 55 16 14 .323 .352 .433 .786 140 153 *O2/5
1882 24 CHC NL 84 387 377 81 115 37 4 1 55 10 27 .305 .323 .432 .755 135 163 6O2/53
1883 25 CHC NL 98 444 428 92 109 28 10 3 61 16 35 .255 .282 .388 .669 94 166 *O2/451
1884 26 CHC NL 108 498 452 120 160 28 5 13 95 46 24 .354 .414 .524 .938 185 237 O265/314
1885 27 CHC NL 107 484 438 124 126 24 7 9 75 46 24 .288 .355 .436 .791 142 191 O2/435
1886 28 CHC NL 118 534 451 155 175 32 11 4 79 53 83 33 .388 .483 .534 1.018 193 241 O2/3546
1887 29 BSN NL 116 540 484 120 156 34 11 8 63 84 55 40 .322 .393 .488 .880 145 236 1 O42/156
1888 30 BSN NL 107 475 440 85 140 22 11 9 71 56 31 39 .318 .368 .480 .848 165 211 4 2O
1889 31 BSN NL 125 574 507 120 149 41 5 9 78 68 65 40 .294 .376 .448 .824 125 227 2 *O2
1890 32 BOS PL 89 394 340 83 111 18 6 4 66 51 52 22 .326 .419 .450 .869 129 153 2 26/O351
1891 33 TOT MLB 102 410 350 65 100 16 7 2 62 29 57 40 .286 .390 .389 .779 118 136 3 2O/54316
1891 33 TOT AA 86 351 298 58 88 15 7 2 57 23 51 30 .295 .402 .413 .814 127 123 2 2/5O4316
1891 33 CKK AA 82 336 283 56 84 15 7 1 53 22 51 28 .297 .408 .410 .818 128 116 2 2/5O4316
1891 33 BOS AA 4 15 15 2 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 .267 .267 .467 .733 108 7 0 /2
1891 33 BSN NL 16 59 52 7 12 1 0 0 5 6 6 10 .231 .322 .250 .572 61 13 1 2/O
1892 34 BSN NL 78 320 281 40 53 7 0 2 41 24 39 32 .189 .288 .235 .522 52 66 0 2/35O1
1893 35 NYG NL 20 73 67 9 18 1 0 0 15 3 6 5 .269 .329 .284 .612 63 19 0 2/O
16 Yrs 1455 6455 5894 1357 1813 359 102 69 950 368 549 418 .308 .368 .438 .806 139 2583 12
162 Game Avg. 162 719 656 151 202 40 11 8 106 61 47 .308 .368 .438 .806 139 288
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
CHC (7 yrs) 681 3072 2843 728 899 193 49 33 480 53 229 179 .316 .367 .453 .821 149 1289
BSN (5 yrs) 442 1968 1764 372 510 105 27 28 258 238 196 161 .289 .363 .427 .790 126 753 8
CIN (2 yrs) 137 597 582 107 187 27 13 2 74 15 21 .321 .338 .423 .761 154 246
BOS (2 yrs) 93 409 355 85 115 18 6 5 70 52 52 24 .324 .413 .451 .864 128 160 2
NYG (1 yr) 20 73 67 9 18 1 0 0 15 3 6 5 .269 .329 .284 .612 63 19 0
CKK (1 yr) 82 336 283 56 84 15 7 1 53 22 51 28 .297 .408 .410 .818 128 116 2
NL (15 yrs) 1280 5710 5256 1216 1614 326 89 63 827 294 446 366 .307 .362 .439 .801 140 2307 8
AA (1 yr) 86 351 298 58 88 15 7 2 57 23 51 30 .295 .402 .413 .814 127 123 2
PL (1 yr) 89 394 340 83 111 18 6 4 66 51 52 22 .326 .419 .450 .869 129 153 2

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
1878 20 CIN NL 60 244 6 0 0 0 -2 4 0.4 8 12 1.2 .507 .502 1.2 -0.2 12 *O2/5
1879 21 CIN NL 77 353 31 0 0 1 1 32 2.9 11 44 4.1 .539 .518 4.1 0.1 43 5O2/4
1880 22 CHC NL 84 356 12 0 0 -5 -2 5 0.4 12 17 1.7 .506 .503 2.3 -0.8 22 *O25/416
1881 23 CHC NL 82 369 17 0 0 3 -4 16 1.5 12 28 2.8 .519 .510 2.6 -0.1 25 $1,300 *O2/5
1882 24 CHC NL 84 387 14 0 0 1 1 16 1.4 12 29 2.7 .518 .509 2.7 0.2 28 $1,400 6O2/53
1883 25 CHC NL 98 444 -4 0 0 2 -2 -5 -0.5 14 10 1.0 .496 .498 0.9 -0.1 8 $1,700 *O2/451
1884 26 CHC NL 108 498 49 0 0 -5 -1 43 3.7 16 59 5.3 .536 .524 6.0 -0.7 64 $2,000 O265/314
1885 27 CHC NL 107 484 22 0 0 0 -2 20 1.8 15 35 3.5 .518 .512 3.6 -0.2 35 $2,250 O2/435
1886 28 CHC NL 118 534 59 3 0 0 1 63 5.5 17 80 7.3 .548 .535 7.5 0.0 80 $2,500 O2/3546
1887 29 BSN NL 116 540 32 4 0 -11 -1 24 1.6 17 41 3.4 .517 .512 4.5 -1.2 52 $5,000 O42/156
1888 30 BSN NL 107 475 31 3 0 -8 3 30 2.8 15 45 4.5 .528 .518 5.5 -0.6 53 $4,000 2O
1889 31 BSN NL 125 574 17 5 0 -3 -5 14 1.0 19 34 3.0 .510 .508 3.4 -0.8 36 $4,000 *O2
1890 32 BOS PL 89 394 18 4 0 -4 5 23 1.8 9 32 2.7 .519 .511 2.9 0.2 37 26/O351
1891 33 CKK AA 82 336 13 -0 0 -1 4 16 1.3 8 24 2.2 .516 .508 2.2 0.3 25 $1,750 2/5O4316
1891 33 BOS AA 4 15 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /2
1891 33 BSN NL 16 59 -3 0 0 -4 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .466 .497 0.0 -0.3 -0 2/O
1892 34 BSN NL 78 320 -17 2 0 -5 5 -16 -1.5 11 -5 -0.4 .481 .491 0.1 -0.0 0 2/35O1
1893 35 NYG NL 20 73 -4 -0 0 -5 1 -8 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .470 .496 0.0 -0.3 -0 2/O
16 Seasons 1455 6455 293 22 0 -44 2 273 23.0 203 476 44.3 .517 .511 49.5 -4.4 520 $25,900
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (7 yrs) 681 3072 169 3 0 -4 -9 159 13.8 98 258 24.3 .521 .514 25.6 -1.6 262 $11,150
BSN (5 yrs) 442 1968 61 15 0 -31 1 46 3.4 65 111 10.1 .509 .508 13.5 -2.9 142 $13,000
CIN (2 yrs) 137 597 37 0 0 1 -1 37 3.3 20 56 5.4 .525 .511 5.3 -0.0 55
BOS (2 yrs) 93 409 18 4 0 -4 5 23 1.8 10 33 2.7 .519 .510 2.9 0.2 37
NYG (1 yr) 20 73 -4 -0 0 -5 1 -8 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .470 .496 0.0 -0.3 -0
CKK (1 yr) 82 336 13 -0 0 -1 4 16 1.3 8 24 2.2 .516 .508 2.2 0.3 25 $1,750

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1885 27 CHC NL WS STL T 0 28 26 9 9 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .346 .393 .538 .931 14 0
1886 28 CHC NL WS STL L 0 26 24 4 5 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 .208 .269 .333 .603 8 0
1892 34 BSN NL CS CLV W 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 62 58 13 14 3 1 1 1 2 4 4 .241 .290 .379 .670 22 0
2 WS 0 54 50 13 14 3 1 1 1 1 4 2 .280 .333 .440 .773 22 0
1 CS 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1880 22 CHC NL 0 0 0.00 2.87 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 1.333 9.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
1883 25 CHC NL 0 0 0.00 3.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 26 CHC NL 0 1 .000 8.44 8.90 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 12 11 5 2 2 1 0 2 32 40 2.625 20.3 3.4 3.4 1.7 0.50
1887 29 BSN NL 1 0 1.000 3.46 7.51 3 0 3 0 0 0 13.0 17 16 5 1 14 0 0 0 5 71 118 2.385 11.8 0.7 9.7 0.0 0.00
1890 32 BOS PL 1 0 1.000 4.50 3.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 9 110 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
1891 33 CKK AA 0 1 .000 5.28 5.79 3 0 2 0 0 0 15.1 21 15 9 2 7 0 1 0 1 75 78 1.826 12.3 1.2 4.1 0.0 0.00
1892 34 BSN NL 0 0 1.50 5.94 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 8 4 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 33 251 2.000 12.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.00
7 Yrs 2 2 .500 4.14 6.33 12 0 9 0 0 0 45.2 63 49 21 5 30 4 4 0 8 236 95 2.036 12.4 1.0 5.9 0.8 0.13
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .500 4.14 6.33 68 0 51 0 0 0 259 357 278 119 28 170 23 0 45 1337 95 2.036 12.4 1.0 5.9 0.8 0.13
CHC (3 yrs) 0 1 .000 4.82 6.35 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.1 16 13 5 2 3 2 0 2 48 70 2.036 15.4 1.9 2.9 1.9 0.67
BSN (2 yrs) 1 0 1.000 2.84 7.01 4 0 4 0 0 0 19.0 25 20 6 1 18 0 3 0 5 104 140 2.263 11.8 0.5 8.5 0.0 0.00
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.50 3.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 9 110 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
CKK (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.28 5.79 3 0 2 0 0 0 15.1 21 15 9 2 7 0 1 0 1 75 78 1.826 12.3 1.2 4.1 0.0 0.00
NL (5 yrs) 1 1 .500 3.49 6.79 8 0 6 0 0 0 28.1 41 33 11 3 21 2 3 0 7 152 108 2.188 13.0 1.0 6.7 0.6 0.10
AA (1 yr) 0 1 .000 5.28 5.79 3 0 2 0 0 0 15.1 21 15 9 2 7 0 1 0 1 75 78 1.826 12.3 1.2 4.1 0.0 0.00
PL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.50 3.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 9 110 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00

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
1880 22 CHC NL 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 4.47 0.53 0.00 102.0 4.02 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .437 .500
1883 25 CHC NL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 5.62 0.13 0.00 105.0 5.75 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .560 .500 $1,700
1884 26 CHC NL 5.1 2 0 11 18.56 5.24 0.24 0.00 105.0 5.24 -8 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .233 .497 $2,000
1887 29 BSN NL 13.0 3 0 16 11.08 6.02 0.16 0.00 97.0 5.69 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .328 .497 $5,000
1890 32 BOS PL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 6.77 -0.04 0.00 99.0 6.75 1 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .539 .500
1891 33 CKK AA 15.1 3 0 15 8.80 5.90 -0.16 0.00 110.0 6.67 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .407 .498 $1,750
1892 34 BSN NL 6.0 1 0 4 6.00 5.04 0.42 0.00 107.0 4.95 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.0 -0 .448 .500
7 Seasons 45.2 12 0 49 9.66 5.68 0.11 0.00 104.2 5.81 -19 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -15 .388 .498 $10,450
CHC (3 yrs) 9.1 4 0 13 12.54 5.03 0.32 0.00 104.0 4.90 -8 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .366 .498 $3,700
BSN (2 yrs) 19.0 4 0 20 9.47 5.71 0.24 0.00 100.2 5.45 -8 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .358 .498 $5,000
BOS (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 6.77 -0.04 0.00 99.0 6.75 1 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .539 .500
CKK (1 yr) 15.1 3 0 15 8.80 5.90 -0.16 0.00 110.0 6.67 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .407 .498 $1,750

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
1878 CIN NL 20 OF 47 98 51 24 23 2 .765 1.60 .834 1.77 0-0-47
1878 CIN NL 20 C 17 158 99 39 20 3 .873 8.12 .891 7.09 14 0 0
1878 CIN NL 20 3B 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .865 3.55
1879 CIN NL 21 3B 33 149 36 88 25 3 .832 3.76 .830 3.41
1879 CIN NL 21 OF 29 79 46 13 20 0 .747 2.03 .838 1.89 0-2-27
1879 CIN NL 21 C 21 130 82 36 12 1 .908 5.62 .889 6.45 37 0 0
1879 CIN NL 21 2B 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .897 6.80
1880 CHC NL 22 OF 64 104 49 32 23 1 .779 1.27 .855 1.85 0-0-64
1880 CHC NL 22 C 17 67 40 15 12 2 .821 3.24 .894 6.88 23 0 0
1880 CHC NL 22 3B 14 49 22 20 7 0 .857 3.00 .856 3.47
1880 CHC NL 22 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 6.40
1880 CHC NL 22 P 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.20
1880 CHC NL 22 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.40
1881 CHC NL 23 OF 72 138 85 31 22 2 .841 1.61 .871 2.06 0-0-72
1881 CHC NL 23 C 11 47 28 9 10 1 .787 3.36 .912 6.21 9 0 0
1881 CHC NL 23 3B 8 21 8 12 1 0 .952 2.50 .860 3.55
1882 CHC NL 24 SS 42 226 66 117 43 9 .810 4.36 .852 4.48
1882 CHC NL 24 OF 38 80 50 21 9 3 .888 1.87 .855 1.93 0-0-38
1882 CHC NL 24 C 12 20 13 3 4 0 .800 1.33 .909 6.75 4 0 0
1882 CHC NL 24 3B 3 8 1 6 1 0 .875 2.33 .842 3.53
1882 CHC NL 24 1B 1 7 3 2 2 0 .714 5.00 .959 10.40
1883 CHC NL 25 OF 82 171 101 38 32 5 .813 1.70 .849 1.96 0-0-82
1883 CHC NL 25 C 38 131 73 37 21 2 .840 2.89 .884 6.36 28 0 0
1883 CHC NL 25 2B 3 25 6 11 8 0 .680 5.67 .890 6.17
1883 CHC NL 25 3B 2 9 3 4 2 0 .778 3.50 .830 3.30
1883 CHC NL 25 P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .890 1.80 2.20
1884 CHC NL 26 OF 63 126 69 31 26 1 .794 1.59 .867 1.79 0-0-63
1884 CHC NL 26 C 28 192 105 55 32 3 .833 5.71 .895 7.37 32 0 0
1884 CHC NL 26 SS 12 62 7 37 18 3 .710 3.67 .864 4.30
1884 CHC NL 26 3B 10 36 12 16 8 2 .778 2.80 .848 3.15
1884 CHC NL 26 1B 2 12 8 2 2 1 .833 5.00 .962 10.45
1884 CHC NL 26 P 2 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.25
1884 CHC NL 26 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.80
1885 CHC NL 27 OF 69 143 95 29 19 2 .867 1.80 .881 1.85 0-1-69
1885 CHC NL 27 C 37 240 146 64 30 2 .875 5.68 .893 6.63 36 0 0
1885 CHC NL 27 2B 6 25 7 15 3 1 .880 3.67 .899 5.77
1885 CHC NL 27 1B 2 13 9 1 3 0 .769 5.00 .970 10.85
1885 CHC NL 27 3B 2 8 2 3 3 0 .625 2.50 .866 3.25
1886 CHC NL 28 OF 56 106 62 24 20 1 .811 1.54 .890 1.75 0-1-55
1886 CHC NL 28 C 53 381 259 94 28 3 .927 6.66 .918 7.16 46 0 0
1886 CHC NL 28 1B 9 47 41 4 2 0 .957 5.00 .968 10.34
1886 CHC NL 28 3B 8 17 8 6 3 2 .824 1.75 .865 3.28
1886 CHC NL 28 2B 6 31 14 12 5 4 .839 4.33 .908 5.53
1886 CHC NL 28 SS 5 5 3 1 1 1 .800 0.80 .880 4.36
1887 BSN NL 29 OF 61 104 78 11 15 2 .856 1.46 .883 1.97 1-0-61
1887 BSN NL 29 2B 30 228 88 105 35 19 .846 6.43 .911 5.87
1887 BSN NL 29 C 24 130 80 35 15 3 .885 4.79 .906 6.12 21 0 0
1887 BSN NL 29 P 3 13.0 6 0 4 2 0 .667 2.77 1.33 .902 2.01 1.97
1887 BSN NL 29 3B 2 4 1 1 2 0 .500 1.00 .870 3.45
1887 BSN NL 29 SS 2 15 5 7 3 0 .800 6.00 .890 5.00
1888 BSN NL 30 C 76 567 367 146 54 8 .905 6.75 .912 6.83 54 0 0
1888 BSN NL 30 OF 34 44 28 4 12 2 .727 0.94 .906 1.91 0-0-34
1889 BSN NL 31 OF 113 211 155 24 32 4 .848 1.58 .910 2.00 0-0-113
1889 BSN NL 31 C 23 97 56 29 12 2 .876 3.70 .910 6.00 13 0 0
1890 BOS PL 32 C 56 282 198 60 24 2 .915 4.61 .901 5.36 20 54 51 49% 37%
1890 BOS PL 32 SS 27 145 43 75 27 6 .814 4.37 .868 5.13
1890 BOS PL 32 OF 6 15 13 2 0 1 1.000 2.50 .904 2.12 0-2-4
1890 BOS PL 32 1B 4 26 18 5 3 3 .885 5.75 .973 10.45
1890 BOS PL 32 3B 2 6 2 3 1 0 .833 2.50 .853 3.55
1890 BOS PL 32 P 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1891 TOT MLB 33 C 81 437 277 115 45 13 .897 4.84 .929 6.14 27 135 109 45% 38%
1891 TOT MLB 33 OF 13 14 10 1 3 0 .786 0.85 .909 1.90 0-2-11
1891 TOT AA 33 C 70 373 233 105 35 11 .906 4.83 .929 6.19 22 120 100 45% 38%
1891 CKK AA 33 C 66 353 217 102 34 11 .904 4.83 .929 6.19 22 116 97 46% 38%
1891 CKK AA 33 3B 8 33 11 18 4 2 .879 3.63 .872 3.62
1891 CKK AA 33 OF 7 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.29 .908 1.89 0-2-5
1891 CKK AA 33 2B 6 19 7 12 0 3 1.000 3.17 .914 5.37
1891 CKK AA 33 1B 5 31 27 0 4 1 .871 5.40 .976 10.32
1891 CKK AA 33 P 3 15.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.93 1.67 .908 2.52 2.47
1891 CKK AA 33 SS 1 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 10.00 .879 5.10
1891 BOS AA 33 C 4 20 16 3 1 0 .950 4.75 .929 6.20 0 4 3 43% 38%
1891 BSN NL 33 C 11 64 44 10 10 2 .844 4.91 .926 5.79 5 15 9 38% 37%
1891 BSN NL 33 OF 6 4 2 0 2 0 .500 0.33 .912 1.92 0-0-6
1892 BSN NL 34 C 72 457 319 98 40 11 .912 5.79 .936 5.87 34 92 77 46% 37%
1892 BSN NL 34 1B 2 22 19 0 3 2 .864 9.50 .976 10.55
1892 BSN NL 34 3B 2 7 2 3 2 0 .714 2.50 .879 3.60
1892 BSN NL 34 OF 2 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .910 1.90 1-0-1
1892 BSN NL 34 P 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.55 2.40
1893 NYG NL 35 C 17 86 55 22 9 1 .895 4.53 .936 4.78 19 27 21 44% 37%
1893 NYG NL 35 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .920 2.20 0-0-1
16 Seasons OF 750 1436 892 285 259 26 .820 1.57 .873 1.91 2-8-742
16 Seasons C 583 3422 2197 857 368 57 .892 5.24 .912 6.35 417 308 258 46% 37%
13 Seasons 3B 96 349 108 182 59 9 .831 3.02 .846 3.42
7 Seasons SS 90 463 128 243 92 19 .801 4.12 .861 4.66
8 Seasons 2B 54 332 122 158 52 27 .843 5.19 .908 5.81
7 Seasons 1B 25 158 125 14 19 7 .880 5.56 .971 10.42
7 Seasons P 12 45.2 12 0 10 2 0 .833 1.97 0.83 .903 2.33 2.28
16 Seasons TOT 1610 45.2 6172 3572 1749 851 145 .862 1.97 3.30 .896 2.33 4.03 2-8-742 417 308 258 46% 37%
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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans (19.2%)
1945 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1945
by Old Timers Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1879 NL  4.2 (10th)
1886 NL  7.3 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1879 NL  4.2 (4th)
1881 NL  2.8 (6th)
1884 NL  5.3 (5th)
1886 NL  7.3 (2nd)
1888 NL  4.5 (8th)
Career  44.3 (250th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1879 NL  4.1 (1st)
1881 NL  2.6 (8th)
1884 NL  6.0 (1st)
1886 NL  7.6 (2nd)
1887 NL  4.5 (6th)
1888 NL  5.4 (5th)
Career  49.5 (170th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1879 NL  .348 (3rd)
1880 NL  .291 (10th)
1881 NL  .323 (7th)
1882 NL  .305 (8th)
1884 NL  .354 (1st)
1886 NL  .388 (1st)
1887 NL  .322 (10th)
1888 NL  .318 (3rd)
Career  .308 (125th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1879 NL  .363 (4th)
1880 NL  .315 (10th)
1881 NL  .352 (7th)
1884 NL  .414 (1st)
1885 NL  .355 (8th)
1886 NL  .483 (1st)
1887 NL  .393 (5th)
1888 NL  .368 (6th)
1890 PL  .419 (6th)
1891 AA  .402 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1879 NL  .493 (3rd)
1880 NL  .401 (10th)
1881 NL  .433 (6th)
1882 NL  .432 (8th)
1884 NL  .524 (4th)
1885 NL  .436 (10th)
1886 NL  .534 (4th)
1888 NL  .480 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1879 NL  .855 (3rd)
1881 NL  .786 (8th)
1882 NL  .755 (10th)
1884 NL  .938 (2nd)
1885 NL  .791 (9th)
1886 NL  1.018 (2nd)
1887 NL  .880 (7th)
1888 NL  .848 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1882 NL  84 (4th)
1883 NL  98 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1881 NL  353 (9th)
1882 NL  377 (6th)
1883 NL  428 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1881 NL  369 (9th)
1882 NL  387 (8th)
1883 NL  444 (8th)
1884 NL  498 (10th)
1885 NL  484 (7th)
1886 NL  534 (8th)
1887 NL  540 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1879 NL  78 (4th)
1880 NL  72 (3rd)
1881 NL  84 (2nd)
1882 NL  81 (4th)
1883 NL  92 (6th)
1884 NL  120 (1st)
1885 NL  124 (1st)
1886 NL  155 (1st)
1887 NL  120 (4th)
1888 NL  85 (9th)
1889 NL  120 (9th)
Career  1,357 (100th)

Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  120 (3rd)
1880 NL  100 (8th)
1881 NL  114 (4th)
1882 NL  115 (8th)
1884 NL  160 (4th)
1885 NL  126 (10th)
1886 NL  175 (4th)
1887 NL  156 (8th)
1888 NL  140 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1879 NL  170 (3rd)
1880 NL  138 (9th)
1881 NL  153 (3rd)
1882 NL  163 (6th)
1884 NL  237 (4th)
1885 NL  191 (9th)
1886 NL  241 (5th)
1887 NL  236 (10th)
1888 NL  211 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1879 NL  20 (8th)
1881 NL  27 (1st)
1882 NL  37 (1st)
1884 NL  28 (5th)
1885 NL  24 (6th)
1886 NL  32 (3rd)
1887 NL  34 (2nd)
1888 NL  22 (7th)
1889 NL  41 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1879 NL  12 (3rd)
1880 NL  9 (6th)
1886 NL  11 (8th)
1888 NL  11 (9th)
Career  102 (150th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  2 (5th)
1881 NL  2 (7th)
1884 NL  13 (6th)
1885 NL  9 (2nd)
1888 NL  9 (6th)
1889 NL  9 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1879 NL  47 (10th)
1880 NL  60 (2nd)
1881 NL  55 (3rd)
1882 NL  55 (5th)
1883 NL  61 (9th)
1884 NL  95 (3rd)
1885 NL  75 (2nd)
1886 NL  79 (6th)
1888 NL  71 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1884 NL  46 (2nd)
1885 NL  46 (7th)
1886 NL  83 (2nd)
1887 NL  55 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1886 NL  53 (2nd)
1887 NL  84 (3rd)
1888 NL  56 (7th)
1889 NL  68 (2nd)
1890 PL  51 (6th)
Career  368 (96th)

Singles s c a p y
1879 NL  86 (6th)
1881 NL  82 (5th)
1884 NL  114 (5th)
1886 NL  128 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1879 NL  182 (1st)
1881 NL  140 (8th)
1884 NL  185 (2nd)
1886 NL  193 (2nd)
1887 NL  145 (7th)
1888 NL  165 (5th)
Career  139 (85th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1879 NL  62 (3rd)
1880 NL  43 (9th)
1881 NL  54 (3rd)
1882 NL  53 (6th)
1884 NL  98 (1st)
1885 NL  68 (7th)
1886 NL  116 (3rd)
1887 NL  92 (7th)
1888 NL  77 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  29 (3rd)
1881 NL  17 (6th)
1882 NL  16 (9th)
1884 NL  47 (1st)
1885 NL  23 (10th)
1886 NL  60 (2nd)
1887 NL  31 (6th)
1888 NL  32 (5th)
Career  294 (131st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1879 NL  3.2 (3rd)
1881 NL  1.9 (5th)
1882 NL  1.7 (9th)
1884 NL  5.0 (1st)
1885 NL  2.6 (10th)
1886 NL  6.3 (2nd)
1887 NL  3.1 (6th)
1888 NL  3.7 (5th)
Career  31.3 (111th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  34 (5th)
1880 NL  27 (7th)
1881 NL  32 (4th)
1882 NL  42 (2nd)
1884 NL  46 (6th)
1885 NL  40 (6th)
1886 NL  47 (5th)
1887 NL  53 (6th)
1888 NL  42 (7th)
1889 NL  55 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1879 NL  128 (4th)
1880 NL  112 (9th)
1881 NL  130 (5th)
1882 NL  125 (9th)
1884 NL  206 (1st)
1885 NL  172 (8th)
1886 NL  258 (1st)
1887 NL  212 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1879 NL  .800 (3rd)
1881 NL  .712 (7th)
1882 NL  .673 (9th)
1884 NL  .835 (1st)
1885 NL  .727 (9th)
1886 NL  .878 (1st)
1887 NL  .716 (7th)
1888 NL  .793 (5th)
Career  .709 (62nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1888 NL  15.5 (6th)
1889 NL  15.9 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1878 NL  33.9 (4th)
1884 NL  18.8 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1879 NL  172.5 (7th)
1884 NL  34.8 (7th)
1885 NL  48.7 (2nd)
1888 NL  48.9 (7th)
1889 NL  56.3 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1883 NL  319 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1887 NL  3 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1884 NL  86 (3rd)
1887 NL  72 (4th)
1888 NL  66 (4th)
Career  851 (11th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1888 NL  76 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1888 NL  367 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1886 NL  94 (3rd)
1888 NL  146 (2nd)
1891 AA  105 (4th)
Career  857 (66th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1888 NL  54 (1st)
1891 AA  35 (3rd)
1892 NL  40 (4th)
Career  368 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1878 NL  3 (5th)
1891 AA  11 (1st)
1892 NL  11 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1888 NL  54 (2nd)
1892 NL  34 (3rd)
Career  417 (7th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1891 AA  100 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1890 PL  48.6 (1st)
1891 AA  45.5 (3rd)
1892 NL  45.6 (2nd)
1893 NL  43.8 (3rd)
Career  45.6 (81st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1882 NL  66 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1882 NL  43 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1878 NL  24 (4th)
1880 NL  32 (2nd)
1881 NL  31 (2nd)
1883 NL  38 (2nd)
1884 NL  31 (2nd)
1885 NL  29 (1st)
Career  285 (11th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1889 NL  32 (3rd)
Career  259 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1883 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1888 NL  6.75 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1882 NL  4.36 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1891 AA  born 1857-12-31 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1857-12-31 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 23 (86), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 221 (32), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 64 (309), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 45 (114), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (42nd), 44.3 career WAR/31.1 7yr-peak WAR/37.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188123Chicago White Stockings$1,3001890 Spalding Guide
188224Chicago White Stockings$1,4001890 Spalding Guide
188325Chicago White Stockings$1,7001890 Spalding Guide
188426Chicago White Stockings$2,0001890 Spalding Guide
188527Chicago White Stockings$2,2501890 Spalding Guide
188628Chicago White Stockings$2,5001890 Spalding Guide
188729Boston Beaneaters$5,000M. Appel, Slide, Kelly, Slide 104$2,000 salary, rest for "use of his picture"""
188830Boston Beaneaters$4,0001890 Spalding Guide
188931Boston Beaneaters$4,0001890 Spalding Guide
189133Cincinnati Kelly's Killers$1,750M. Appel, Slide, Kelly, Slide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,900
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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