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Ed Killian

Edwin Henry Killian (Twilight Ed)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 12, 1876 in Racine, WI (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 1903 (Age 26.286)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1903 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Naps 1903-1910

Final Game: July 15, 1910 (Age 33.245)
Died: July 18, 1928 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 22, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #445. Earl Wilson… #446. Bob Ojeda… #447. Dave Righetti… #448. ED KILLIAN… #449. Vean Gregg… #450. Ben Sanders… #451. Tiny Bonham… 

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
1903 26 CLE AL 3 4 .429 2.48 9 8 1 7 3 0 61.2 61 24 17 1 13 18 4 0 0 254 116 3.21 1.200 8.9 0.1 1.9 2.6 1.38
1904 27 DET AL 15 20 .429 2.44 40 34 6 32 4 0 331.2 293 118 90 0 93 124 17 1 6 1341 104 2.67 1.164 8.0 0.0 2.5 3.4 1.33
1905 28 DET AL 23 14 .622 2.27 39 37 2 33 8 0 313.1 263 108 79 0 102 110 13 0 4 1260 120 2.92 1.165 7.6 0.0 2.9 3.2 1.08
1906 29 DET AL 10 6 .625 3.43 21 16 5 14 0 2 149.2 165 71 57 0 54 47 5 0 4 643 80 2.92 1.463 9.9 0.0 3.2 2.8 0.87
1907 30 DET AL 25 13 .658 1.78 42 34 8 29 3 0 314.0 286 103 62 2 91 96 11 0 2 1270 146 2.63 1.201 8.2 0.1 2.6 2.8 1.05
1908 31 DET AL 12 9 .571 2.99 27 23 4 15 0 1 180.2 170 78 60 3 53 47 8 0 1 736 80 2.81 1.234 8.5 0.1 2.6 2.3 0.89
1909 32 DET AL 11 9 .550 1.71 25 19 4 14 3 1 173.1 150 45 33 1 49 54 6 0 4 691 148 2.62 1.148 7.8 0.1 2.5 2.8 1.10
1910 33 DET AL 4 3 .571 3.04 11 9 1 5 1 0 74.0 75 38 25 2 27 20 6 0 1 313 87 3.47 1.378 9.1 0.2 3.3 2.4 0.74
8 Yrs 103 78 .569 2.38 214 180 31 149 22 4 1598.1 1463 585 423 9 482 516 70 1 22 6508 110 2.80 1.217 8.2 0.1 2.7 2.9 1.07
162 Game Avg. 18 13 .569 2.38 37 31 5 26 4 1 276 252 101 73 2 83 89 12 0 4 1123 110 2.80 1.217 8.2 0.1 2.7 2.9 1.07
DET (7 yrs) 100 74 .575 2.38 205 172 30 142 19 4 1536.2 1402 561 406 8 469 498 66 1 22 6254 109 2.79 1.218 8.2 0.0 2.7 2.9 1.06
CLE (1 yr) 3 4 .429 2.48 9 8 1 7 3 0 61.2 61 24 17 1 13 18 4 0 0 254 116 3.21 1.200 8.9 0.1 1.9 2.6 1.38
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
1903 26 CLE AL 61.2 9 8 24 3.50 4.03 0.20 0.00 96.0 3.68 2 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.8 7 .528 .502
1904 27 DET AL 331.2 40 34 118 3.20 3.60 0.03 0.00 98.0 3.50 15 1.9 1.0 -0.3 4.9 37 .548 .512
1905 28 DET AL 313.1 39 37 108 3.10 3.74 -0.08 0.00 103.0 3.93 31 4.0 1.0 -0.2 6.8 54 .601 .524
1906 29 DET AL 149.2 21 16 71 4.27 3.70 -0.44 0.00 103.0 4.26 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 1.4 12 .501 .500
1907 30 DET AL 314.0 42 34 103 2.95 3.53 -0.19 0.00 102.0 3.80 29 3.8 1.0 -0.2 6.6 55 .590 .523
1908 31 DET AL 180.2 27 23 78 3.89 3.34 -0.26 0.00 101.0 3.63 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 0.9 9 .474 .496
1909 32 DET AL 173.1 25 19 45 2.34 3.33 0.24 0.00 102.0 3.15 18 2.5 1.0 -0.2 4.0 29 .598 .515
1910 33 DET AL 74.0 11 9 38 4.62 3.54 0.04 0.00 104.0 3.65 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .424 .495
8 Seasons 1598.1 214 180 585 3.29 3.58 -0.08 0.00 101.2 3.70 83 10.8 1.0 -1.3 25.2 201 .551 .512
DET (7 yrs) 1536.2 205 172 561 3.29 3.56 -0.09 0.00 101.4 3.71 81 10.6 1.0 -1.3 24.3 194 .551 .513
CLE (1 yr) 61.2 9 8 24 3.50 4.03 0.20 0.00 96.0 3.68 2 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.8 7 .528 .502

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1907 30 DET AL WS L CHC 0 0 2.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 1.000 6.8 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.00
1908 31 DET AL WS L CHC 0 0 11.57 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 15 3.429 19.3 0.0 11.6 3.9 0.33
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 0 5.68 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 8 5 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 31 1.895 11.4 0.0 5.7 2.8 0.50
2 WS 0 0 5.68 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 8 5 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 31 1.895 11.4 0.0 5.7 2.8 0.50

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
1903 26 CLE AL 10 28 28 3 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 .179 .179 .214 .393 18 6 0 0 /1
1904 27 DET AL 40 133 126 8 18 4 2 0 6 1 5 28 .143 .176 .206 .382 22 26 0 2 1
1905 28 DET AL 39 127 118 12 32 3 4 0 19 2 2 16 .271 .283 .364 .648 105 43 0 7 1
1906 29 DET AL 21 58 53 7 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 13 .170 .200 .208 .408 26 11 0 3 1
1907 30 DET AL 46 130 122 16 39 5 3 0 11 3 4 15 .320 .346 .410 .756 138 50 1 3 1/O3
1908 31 DET AL 28 73 73 5 10 3 0 0 6 0 0 10 .137 .137 .178 .315 0 13 0 0 1
1909 32 DET AL 25 67 62 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 .161 .188 .161 .349 8 10 0 3 1
1910 33 DET AL 11 29 27 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .148 .179 .148 .327 -0 4 0 1 1
8 Yrs 220 645 609 56 127 18 9 0 47 6 16 101 .209 .230 .268 .498 56 163 1 19
162 Game Avg. 162 475 448 41 94 13 7 0 35 4 12 74 .209 .230 .268 .498 56 120 1 14
DET (7 yrs) 210 617 581 53 122 17 9 0 43 6 16 99 .210 .232 .270 .503 58 157 1 19
CLE (1 yr) 10 28 28 3 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 .179 .179 .214 .393 18 6 0 0

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
1903 26 CLE AL 10 28 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1904 27 DET AL 40 133 -10 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1905 28 DET AL 39 127 -0 -0 0 0 9 9 1.1 0 9 1.1 .528 .507 1.1 -0.0 9 1
1906 29 DET AL 21 58 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1907 30 DET AL 46 130 4 -0 0 1 8 13 1.6 0 13 1.6 .534 .510 1.4 0.1 12 1/O3
1908 31 DET AL 28 73 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 1
1909 32 DET AL 25 67 -6 0 0 0 5 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1910 33 DET AL 11 29 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
8 Seasons 220 645 -30 -0 0 1 44 15 1.6 0 15 1.6 .508 .502 1.5 0.1 14
DET (7 yrs) 210 617 -27 -0 0 1 42 15 1.7 0 15 1.7 .508 .503 1.6 0.1 14
CLE (1 yr) 10 28 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0

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
1907 30 DET AL WS CHC L 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1908 31 DET AL WS CHC L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
1903 CLE AL 26 P 9 61.2 24 2 20 2 0 .917 3.21 2.44 .948 3.20 3.13
1904 DET AL 27 P 40 331.2 113 20 85 8 3 .929 2.85 2.63 .952 3.45 3.39
1905 DET AL 28 P 39 313.1 100 14 79 7 3 .930 2.67 2.38 .942 3.25 3.21
1906 DET AL 29 P 21 149.2 42 2 38 2 2 .952 2.41 1.90 .948 3.22 3.17
1907 DET AL 30 P 42 314.0 109 11 94 4 1 .963 3.01 2.50 .946 3.28 3.25
1907 DET AL 30 OF 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .960 1.85 0-0-2
1907 DET AL 30 1B 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .982 11.20
1908 DET AL 31 P 27 180.2 89 15 71 3 0 .966 4.28 3.19 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 DET AL 32 P 25 173.1 61 11 49 1 1 .984 3.12 2.40 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 DET AL 33 P 11 74.0 26 7 19 0 0 1.000 3.16 2.36 .942 3.30 3.28
8 Seasons P 214 1598.1 564 82 455 27 10 .952 3.02 2.51 .946 3.28 3.24
1 Season OF 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .960 1.85 0-0-2
1 Season 1B 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .982 11.20
8 Seasons TOT 217 1598.1 573 88 458 27 10 .953 3.02 2.52 .946 3.28 3.26 0-0-2
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
1905 AL  7.9 (2nd)
1907 AL  8.1 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1904 AL  4.9 (10th)
1905 AL  6.8 (3rd)
1907 AL  6.6 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1907 AL  1.78 (2nd)
1909 AL  1.71 (5th)
Career  2.38 (26th)

Wins s c a p y
1905 AL  23 (3rd)
1907 AL  25 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1905 AL  .622 (8th)
1906 AL  .625 (6th)
1907 AL  .658 (7th)
Career  .569 (236th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
Career  1.217 (183rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 AL  7.554 (10th)
Career  8.238 (213th)

Games Played s c a p y
1904 AL  40 (8th)
1905 AL  39 (9th)
1907 AL  42 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1906 AL  2 (3rd)
1908 AL  1 (10th)
1909 AL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1904 AL  331.7 (9th)
1905 AL  313.3 (8th)
1907 AL  314.0 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1905 AL  37 (5th)
1907 AL  34 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1905 AL  33 (4th)
1907 AL  29 (6th)
Career  149 (230th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1903 AL  3 (10th)
1905 AL  8 (1st)
Career  22 (216th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1908 AL  3 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1904 AL  93 (4th)
1905 AL  102 (3rd)
1907 AL  91 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1904 AL  293 (10th)
1905 AL  263 (7th)
1907 AL  286 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1904 AL  0.000 (1st)
1905 AL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.051 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1904 AL  20 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1904 AL  17 (5th)
1905 AL  13 (4th)
1907 AL  11 (9th)
Career  70 (205th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1904 AL  1,341 (8th)
1905 AL  1,260 (6th)
1907 AL  1,270 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1904 AL  6 (4th)
1907 AL  8 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1905 AL  120 (9th)
1907 AL  146 (2nd)
1909 AL  148 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  2.80 (70th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1905 AL  17 (8th)
1907 AL  24 (4th)
1909 AL  16 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1905 AL  1.9 (8th)
1907 AL  2.7 (4th)
1909 AL  1.9 (8th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1908 AL  4.28 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1908 AL  3.19 (3rd)
Career  2.51 (45th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1909 AL  .984 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (856), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 56 (458), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 35 (399), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 23 (245), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (309th), 26.8 career WAR/27.1 7yr-peak WAR/26.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Edwin Twilight Ed eddie eddy Edward ep Henry Killian

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