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Frank Killen

Frank Bissell Killen (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: November 30, 1870 in Pittsburgh, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: August 27, 1891 (Age 20.270, 1,633rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Senators/Beaneaters/Brewers/Orphans 1891-1900

Last Game: June 27, 1900 (Age 29.209)
Died: December 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, PA
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Standard Pitching

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
1891 20 MIL AA 7 4 .636 1.68 11 11 0 11 2 0 96.2 73 42 18 1 51 38 3 0 4 415 258 3.55 1.283 6.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.75
1892 21 WHS NL 29 26 .527 3.31 60 52 6 46 2 0 459.2 448 286 169 15 182 147 20 0 18 2028 98 3.54 1.371 8.8 0.3 3.6 2.9 0.81
1893 22 PIT NL 36 14 .720 3.64 55 48 6 38 2 0 415.0 401 235 168 12 140 99 15 1 10 1784 124 4.26 1.304 8.7 0.3 3.0 2.1 0.71
1894 23 PIT NL 14 11 .560 4.50 28 28 0 20 1 0 204.0 261 148 102 3 86 62 5 0 2 939 116 4.74 1.701 11.5 0.1 3.8 2.7 0.72
1895 24 PIT NL 5 5 .500 5.49 13 11 2 6 0 0 95.0 113 77 58 2 57 25 1 0 3 446 83 5.16 1.789 10.7 0.2 5.4 2.4 0.44
1896 25 PIT NL 30 18 .625 3.41 52 50 1 44 5 0 432.1 476 244 164 7 119 134 14 1 9 1850 123 3.81 1.376 9.9 0.1 2.5 2.8 1.13
1897 26 PIT NL 17 23 .425 4.46 42 41 1 38 1 0 337.1 417 246 167 4 76 99 8 0 5 1469 93 3.63 1.461 11.1 0.1 2.0 2.6 1.30
1898 27 TOT NL 16 20 .444 3.68 40 39 1 32 0 0 306.0 350 186 125 7 70 91 13 1 6 1311 99 3.28 1.373 10.3 0.2 2.1 2.7 1.30
1898 27 PIT NL 10 11 .476 3.75 23 23 0 17 0 0 177.2 201 106 74 3 41 48 11 0 3 763 95 3.32 1.362 10.2 0.2 2.1 2.4 1.17
1898 27 WHS NL 6 9 .400 3.58 17 16 1 15 0 0 128.1 149 80 51 4 29 43 2 1 3 548 103 3.23 1.387 10.4 0.3 2.0 3.0 1.48
1899 28 TOT NL 7 7 .500 4.45 14 14 0 12 0 0 111.1 126 76 55 3 30 26 4 0 6 477 93 3.74 1.401 10.2 0.2 2.4 2.1 0.87
1899 28 WHS NL 0 2 .000 6.00 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.0 18 11 8 0 4 3 1 0 1 57 67 3.69 1.833 13.5 0.0 3.0 2.3 0.75
1899 28 BSN NL 7 5 .583 4.26 12 12 0 11 0 0 99.1 108 65 47 3 26 23 3 0 5 420 97 3.74 1.349 9.8 0.3 2.4 2.1 0.88
1900 29 CHC NL 3 3 .500 4.67 6 6 0 6 0 0 54.0 65 31 28 1 11 4 2 0 1 232 77 3.64 1.407 10.8 0.2 1.8 0.7 0.36
10 Yrs 164 131 .556 3.78 321 300 17 253 13 0 2511.1 2730 1571 1054 55 822 725 85 3 64 10951 108 3.86 1.414 9.8 0.2 2.9 2.6 0.88
162 Game Avg. 18 14 .556 3.78 35 33 2 28 1 0 275 299 172 115 6 90 79 9 0 7 1199 108 3.86 1.414 9.8 0.2 2.9 2.6 0.88
PIT (6 yrs) 112 82 .577 3.97 213 201 10 163 9 0 1661.1 1869 1056 733 31 519 467 54 2 32 7251 109 4.03 1.437 10.1 0.2 2.8 2.5 0.90
WHS (3 yrs) 35 37 .486 3.42 79 70 7 62 2 0 600.0 615 377 228 19 215 193 23 1 22 2633 98 3.47 1.383 9.2 0.3 3.2 2.9 0.90
MIL (1 yr) 7 4 .636 1.68 11 11 0 11 2 0 96.2 73 42 18 1 51 38 3 0 4 415 258 3.55 1.283 6.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.75
CHC (1 yr) 3 3 .500 4.67 6 6 0 6 0 0 54.0 65 31 28 1 11 4 2 0 1 232 77 3.64 1.407 10.8 0.2 1.8 0.7 0.36
BSN (1 yr) 7 5 .583 4.26 12 12 0 11 0 0 99.1 108 65 47 3 26 23 3 0 5 420 97 3.74 1.349 9.8 0.3 2.4 2.1 0.88
NL (9 yrs) 157 127 .553 3.86 310 289 17 242 11 0 2414.2 2657 1529 1036 54 771 687 82 3 60 10536 106 3.87 1.420 9.9 0.2 2.9 2.6 0.89
AA (1 yr) 7 4 .636 1.68 11 11 0 11 2 0 96.2 73 42 18 1 51 38 3 0 4 415 258 3.55 1.283 6.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.75
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
1891 20 MIL AA 96.2 11 11 42 3.91 5.84 0.28 0.00 118.0 6.56 29 2.7 -0.1 3.3 37 .748 .517
1892 21 WHS NL 459.2 60 52 286 5.60 5.13 -0.12 0.00 99.0 5.19 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.3 2.9 29 .482 .493
1893 22 PIT NL 415.0 55 48 235 5.10 6.49 0.35 0.00 98.0 6.02 47 3.8 1.0 -0.4 7.4 100 .570 .524
1894 23 PIT NL 204.0 28 28 148 6.53 7.39 0.03 0.00 98.0 7.22 21 1.6 -0.2 3.3 48 .556 .510
1895 24 PIT NL 95.0 13 11 77 7.29 6.63 0.20 0.00 95.0 6.10 -10 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .444 .496
1896 25 PIT NL 432.1 52 50 244 5.08 6.04 0.03 0.00 96.0 5.77 44 3.8 1.0 -0.4 7.5 89 .572 .523
1897 26 PIT NL 337.1 42 41 246 6.56 5.96 -0.27 0.00 97.0 6.04 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.3 2.0 23 .478 .494
1898 27 PIT NL 177.2 23 23 106 5.37 5.03 0.08 0.00 99.0 4.89 -5 -0.5 -0.2 1.1 9 .480 .497
1898 27 WHS NL 128.1 17 16 80 5.61 4.99 -0.44 0.00 101.0 5.48 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.2 12 .508 .501
1899 28 WHS NL 12.0 2 2 11 8.25 5.28 -0.62 0.00 101.0 5.96 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .387 .499
1899 28 BSN NL 99.1 12 12 65 5.89 5.21 0.60 0.00 108.0 4.98 -7 -0.6 -0.1 0.2 1 .447 .496
1900 29 CHC NL 54.0 6 6 31 5.17 5.34 -0.06 0.00 98.0 5.29 2 0.2 -0.0 0.6 7 .526 .501
10 Seasons 2511.1 321 300 1571 5.63 5.88 0.03 0.00 99.0 5.78 96 8.1 1.0 -2.2 29.5 354 .525 .507
PIT (6 yrs) 1661.1 213 201 1056 5.72 6.23 0.07 0.00 97.2 5.99 86 7.0 1.0 -1.5 21.3 271 .533 .511
WHS (3 yrs) 600.0 79 70 377 5.66 5.10 -0.20 0.00 99.5 5.27 -13 -1.2 1.0 -0.5 4.1 39 .485 .495
MIL (1 yr) 96.2 11 11 42 3.91 5.84 0.28 0.00 118.0 6.56 29 2.7 -0.1 3.3 37 .748 .517
CHC (1 yr) 54.0 6 6 31 5.17 5.34 -0.06 0.00 98.0 5.29 2 0.2 -0.0 0.6 7 .526 .501
BSN (1 yr) 99.1 12 12 65 5.89 5.21 0.60 0.00 108.0 4.98 -7 -0.6 -0.1 0.2 1 .447 .496

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1891 20 7 4 .636 1.68 11 11 0 11 2 0 96.2 73 42 18 1 51 38 3 0 4 415 258 1.283 6.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.75 258
1892 21 36 30 .545 3.03 71 63 6 57 4 0 556.1 521 328 187 16 233 185 23 0 22 2443 114 1.355 8.4 0.3 3.8 3.0 0.79 114
1893 22 72 44 .621 3.29 126 111 12 95 6 0 971.1 922 563 355 28 373 284 38 1 32 4227 119 1.333 8.5 0.3 3.5 2.6 0.76 119
1894 23 86 55 .610 3.50 154 139 12 115 7 0 1175.1 1183 711 457 31 459 346 43 1 34 5166 118 1.397 9.1 0.2 3.5 2.6 0.75 118
1895 24 91 60 .603 3.65 167 150 14 121 7 0 1270.1 1296 788 515 33 516 371 44 1 37 5612 114 1.426 9.2 0.2 3.7 2.6 0.72 114
1896 25 121 78 .608 3.59 219 200 15 165 12 0 1702.2 1772 1032 679 40 635 505 58 2 46 7462 116 1.414 9.4 0.2 3.4 2.7 0.80 116
1897 26 138 101 .577 3.73 261 241 16 203 13 0 2040.0 2189 1278 846 44 711 604 66 2 51 8931 112 1.422 9.7 0.2 3.1 2.7 0.85 112
1898 27 154 121 .560 3.73 301 280 17 235 13 0 2346.0 2539 1464 971 51 781 695 79 3 57 10242 110 1.415 9.7 0.2 3.0 2.7 0.89 110
1899 28 161 128 .557 3.76 315 294 17 247 13 0 2457.1 2665 1540 1026 54 811 721 83 3 63 10719 109 1.415 9.8 0.2 3.0 2.6 0.89 109
1900 29 164 131 .556 3.78 321 300 17 253 13 0 2511.1 2730 1571 1054 55 822 725 85 3 64 10951 108 1.414 9.8 0.2 2.9 2.6 0.88 108

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1891 20 10 4 .714 2.29 126.0 75 36 32 1 52 50 3 1.008 5.4 3.7 3.6 0.96 0.1 11
1892 21 25 29 .463 4.43 484.0 436 264 238 15 177 155 19 1.267 8.1 3.3 2.9 0.88 0.3 60
1893 22 33 24 .579 3.19 513.0 403 202 182 12 141 122 15 1.060 7.1 2.5 2.1 0.87 0.2 55
1894 23 15 13 .536 3.60 250.0 242 111 100 3 80 76 5 1.288 8.7 2.9 2.7 0.95 0.1 28
1895 24 6 7 .462 4.58 116.0 112 66 59 2 56 30 1 1.448 8.7 4.3 2.3 0.54 0.2 13
1896 25 33 26 .559 3.47 531.0 506 228 205 7 126 164 15 1.190 8.6 2.1 2.8 1.30 0.1 52
1897 26 20 25 .444 4.60 405.0 439 230 207 4 80 119 8 1.281 9.8 1.8 2.6 1.49 0.1 42
1898 27 17 19 .472 4.42 322.0 351 175 158 7 70 96 13 1.307 9.8 2.0 2.7 1.37 0.2 40
1899 28 6 7 .462 4.46 117.0 118 64 58 3 28 27 4 1.248 9.1 2.2 2.1 0.96 0.2 14
1900 29 3 4 .429 4.06 62.0 71 31 28 1 12 5 2 1.339 10.3 1.7 0.7 0.42 0.1 6
10 Yrs 168 158 .515 3.90 2926.0 2753 1407 1267 55 822 844 85 1.222 8.5 2.6 1.03 0.2 321

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1893 NL  8.5 (5th)
1896 NL  8.3 (4th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1893 NL  7.4 (5th)
1896 NL  7.5 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1893 NL  3.64 (7th)
1894 NL  4.50 (9th)
1896 NL  3.41 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1892 NL  29 (7th)
1893 NL  36 (1st)
1896 NL  30 (1st)
Career  164 (207th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1893 NL  .720 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1893 NL  1.304 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1893 NL  8.696 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1893 NL  3.036 (8th)
1897 NL  2.028 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1894 NL  2.735 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1892 NL  60 (3rd)
1893 NL  55 (2nd)
1896 NL  52 (1st)
1897 NL  42 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1892 NL  459.7 (4th)
1893 NL  415.0 (4th)
1896 NL  432.3 (1st)
1897 NL  337.3 (6th)
Career  2,511.3 (241st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1893 NL  99 (7th)
1896 NL  134 (3rd)
1897 NL  99 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1892 NL  52 (4th)
1893 NL  48 (2nd)
1896 NL  50 (1st)
1897 NL  41 (3rd)
1898 NL  39 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1892 NL  46 (5th)
1893 NL  38 (5th)
1896 NL  44 (1st)
1897 NL  38 (1st)
Career  253 (76th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1891 AA  2 (7th)
1893 NL  2 (3rd)
1894 NL  1 (7th)
1896 NL  5 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1892 NL  15 (2nd)
1893 NL  12 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1892 NL  182 (5th)
1896 NL  119 (10th)
Career  822 (228th)

Hits s c a p y
1892 NL  448 (3rd)
1893 NL  401 (9th)
1896 NL  476 (2nd)
1897 NL  417 (2nd)
1898 NL  350 (9th)
Career  2,730 (175th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1893 NL  0.707 (6th)
1896 NL  1.126 (5th)
1897 NL  1.303 (6th)
1898 NL  1.300 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1894 NL  0.132 (2nd)
1896 NL  0.146 (8th)
1897 NL  0.107 (6th)
Career  0.197 (161st)

Losses s c a p y
1892 NL  26 (5th)
1897 NL  23 (3rd)
1898 NL  20 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1892 NL  169 (5th)
1896 NL  164 (8th)
1897 NL  167 (3rd)
Career  1,054 (201st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1892 NL  18 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1892 NL  20 (5th)
1893 NL  15 (9th)
Career  85 (133rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1892 NL  2,028 (3rd)
1893 NL  1,784 (4th)
1896 NL  1,850 (1st)
1897 NL  1,469 (6th)
Career  10,951 (221st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1892 NL  6 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1893 NL  124 (8th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1893 NL  4.26 (7th)
1894 NL  4.74 (5th)
1896 NL  3.81 (6th)
1897 NL  3.63 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1891 AA  21 (8th)
1893 NL  44 (5th)
1896 NL  36 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1891 AA  2.0 (8th)
1893 NL  3.7 (5th)
1896 NL  3.1 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 18 (123), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 78 (323), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 58 (221), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (422), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (212th), 33.5 career WAR/32.7 7yr-peak WAR/33.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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