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Johnny Kling

John Kling (Noisy)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 13, 1875 in Kansas City, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1900 (Age 24.302)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Orphans/Braves/Reds/Rustlers 1900-1913

Final Game: September 21, 1913 (Age 37.312)
Died: January 31, 1947 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
Relatives: Brother of Bill Kling
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #821. Jack Rowe… #822. Hank Thompson… #823. Buck Weaver… #824. JOHNNY KLING… #825. Dode Paskert… #826. Ron LeFlore… #827. Buck Herzog… 

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
1900 24 CHC NL 15 54 51 8 15 3 1 0 7 0 2 3 .294 .321 .392 .713 99 20 0 1 2
1901 25 CHC NL 74 269 256 26 70 6 3 0 21 8 9 18 .273 .301 .320 .621 82 82 1 3 2/3O
1902 26 CHC NL 115 477 436 50 126 19 3 0 59 25 29 26 .289 .333 .346 .680 113 151 0 12 *2/6
1903 27 CHC NL 132 524 491 67 146 29 13 3 68 23 22 38 .297 .330 .428 .758 117 210 2 9 *2
1904 28 CHC NL 123 483 452 41 110 18 0 2 46 7 16 26 .243 .271 .296 .567 75 134 1 14 *2O/3
1905 29 CHC NL 111 425 380 26 83 8 6 1 52 13 28 23 .218 .272 .279 .551 61 106 0 17 *2/O3
1906 30 CHC NL 107 375 343 45 107 15 8 2 46 14 23 30 .312 .357 .420 .777 136 144 1 8 2/O
1907 31 CHC NL 104 367 334 44 95 15 8 1 43 9 27 16 .284 .342 .386 .728 122 129 2 4 2/3
1908 32 CHC NL 126 461 424 51 117 23 5 4 59 16 21 33 .276 .315 .382 .697 119 162 3 13 *2/O3
1910 34 CHC NL 91 343 297 31 80 17 2 2 32 3 37 27 .269 .354 .360 .714 109 107 2 7 2
1911 35 TOT NL 102 367 321 40 68 11 3 3 29 1 38 43 .212 .295 .293 .588 62 94 0 8 2/5 MVP-27
1911 35 CHC NL 27 89 80 8 14 3 2 1 5 1 8 14 .175 .250 .300 .550 54 24 0 1 2
1911 35 BSN NL 75 278 241 32 54 8 1 2 24 0 30 29 .224 .310 .290 .600 64 70 0 7 2/5
1912 36 BSN NL 81 274 252 26 80 10 3 2 30 3 15 30 .317 .356 .405 .761 108 102 0 7 2
1913 37 CIN NL 80 226 209 20 57 7 6 0 23 2 1 14 14 .273 .318 .364 .682 94 76 0 3 2
13 Yrs 1261 4645 4246 475 1154 181 61 20 515 124 1 281 327 .272 .319 .357 .676 100 1517 12 106
162 Game Avg. 162 597 545 61 148 23 8 3 66 16 36 42 .272 .319 .357 .676 100 195 2 14
CHC (11 yrs) 1025 3867 3544 397 963 156 51 16 438 119 222 254 .272 .317 .358 .675 103 1269 12 89
BSN (2 yrs) 156 552 493 58 134 18 4 4 54 3 45 59 .272 .333 .349 .682 86 172 0 14
CIN (1 yr) 80 226 209 20 57 7 6 0 23 2 1 14 14 .273 .318 .364 .682 94 76 0 3

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
1900 24 CHC NL 15 54 -0 0 0 -1 1 0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 2
1901 25 CHC NL 74 269 -5 -0 0 -2 4 -3 -0.4 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.9 0.2 8 2/3O
1902 26 CHC NL 115 477 7 0 0 2 8 17 1.8 16 32 3.6 .516 .512 3.3 1.0 30 *2/6
1903 27 CHC NL 132 524 9 0 0 3 9 21 2.0 17 38 3.7 .515 .512 3.4 1.2 35 *2
1904 28 CHC NL 123 483 -12 -1 0 -2 6 -8 -0.9 16 7 0.7 .492 .494 0.9 0.5 9 *2O/3
1905 29 CHC NL 111 425 -17 -0 0 1 7 -10 -1.1 14 4 0.3 .490 .493 0.2 0.9 3 *2/O3
1906 30 CHC NL 107 375 13 -1 0 3 6 21 2.5 12 33 3.8 .524 .516 3.5 1.0 30 2/O
1907 31 CHC NL 104 367 8 -1 0 5 6 18 2.2 12 30 3.5 .522 .514 3.0 1.4 25 $4,500 2/3
1908 32 CHC NL 126 461 8 -0 0 3 7 18 2.2 15 33 3.8 .518 .514 3.5 1.3 30 $4,500 *2/O3
1910 34 CHC NL 91 343 4 -0 0 1 6 11 1.2 11 22 2.3 .513 .507 2.2 0.8 20 2
1911 35 CHC NL 27 89 -5 -0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2 MVP-27
1911 35 BSN NL 75 278 -11 1 0 -3 5 -9 -1.0 9 -0 -0.1 .487 .494 0.3 0.1 3 2/5 MVP-27
1912 36 BSN NL 81 274 2 -0 0 1 5 8 0.7 8 16 1.6 .510 .505 1.5 0.6 15 2
1913 37 CIN NL 80 226 -1 1 0 0 4 3 0.3 7 10 1.1 .504 .502 1.0 0.4 10 2
13 Seasons 1261 4645 -1 -2 0 11 75 83 9.3 149 232 24.9 .508 .506 23.9 9.7 221 $9,000
CHC (11 yrs) 1025 3867 9 -3 0 13 61 81 9.2 125 206 22.4 .509 .507 21.0 8.6 193 $9,000
BSN (2 yrs) 156 552 -9 0 0 -2 9 -1 -0.3 17 16 1.5 .499 .500 1.8 0.7 18
CIN (1 yr) 80 226 -1 1 0 0 4 3 0.3 7 10 1.1 .504 .502 1.0 0.4 10

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
1906 30 CHC NL WS CHW L 6 21 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 .176 .333 .235 .569 4 0 0 1
1907 ❍ 31 CHC NL WS DET W 5 21 19 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .211 .250 .211 .461 4 0 1 0
1908 ❍ 32 CHC NL WS DET W 5 19 16 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 .250 .333 .313 .646 5 0 1 0
1910 34 CHC NL WS PHA L 5 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .077 .143 .077 .220 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 21 75 65 6 12 2 0 0 4 0 8 11 .185 .274 .215 .489 14 0 2 1
4 WS 21 75 65 6 12 2 0 0 4 0 8 11 .185 .274 .215 .489 14 0 2 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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1900 CHC NL 24 C 15 71 49 15 7 2 .901 4.27 .949 4.98 4 22 14 39% 44%
1901 CHC NL 25 C 69 414 319 75 20 7 .952 5.71 .971 6.20 14 88 62 41% 44%
1901 CHC NL 25 1B 1 7 6 0 1 0 .857 6.00 .979 10.20
1901 CHC NL 25 OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 2.10 0-0-1
1902 CHC NL 26 C 113 654 477 160 17 17 .974 5.64 .965 6.07 18 123 113 48% 45%
1902 CHC NL 26 SS 1 5 1 2 2 1 .600 3.00 .912 5.40
1903 CHC NL 27 C 132 778 565 189 24 13 .969 5.71 .967 6.10 9 148 150 50% 45%
1904 CHC NL 28 C 104 651 499 135 17 6 .974 6.10 .964 6.01 16 107 109 50% 46%
1904 CHC NL 28 OF 10 11 10 0 1 0 .909 1.00 .947 1.89 9-0-1
1904 CHC NL 28 1B 6 53 51 0 2 2 .962 8.50 .983 10.68
1905 CHC NL 29 C 106 698 538 136 24 12 .966 6.36 .963 6.20 16 115 103 47% 45%
1905 CHC NL 29 OF 4 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .955 1.98 0-0-4
1905 CHC NL 29 1B 1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00 .981 10.80
1906 CHC NL 30 C 96 658 520 126 12 7 .982 6.73 .970 6.25 7 65 88 58% 45%
1906 CHC NL 30 OF 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.90 0-0-3
1907 CHC NL 31 C 98 616 499 109 8 11 .987 6.20 .971 5.98 2 92 79 46% 45%
1907 CHC NL 31 1B 2 12 10 2 0 1 1.000 6.00 .984 10.60
1908 CHC NL 32 C 117 761 596 149 16 11 .979 6.37 .971 5.92 4 114 112 50% 46%
1908 CHC NL 32 OF 6 11 6 4 1 1 .909 1.67 .960 2.03 1-1-4
1908 CHC NL 32 1B 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .986 11.05
1910 CHC NL 34 C 86 536 407 118 11 10 .979 6.10 .973 6.30 10 80 76 49% 44%
1911 TOT NL 35 C 96 590 424 140 26 8 .956 5.88 .966 6.44 13 142 109 43% 44% MVP-27
1911 CHC NL 35 C 25 161 122 34 5 2 .969 6.24 .966 6.44 2 19 24 56% 44%
1911 BSN NL 35 C 71 429 302 106 21 6 .951 5.75 .966 6.44 11 123 85 41% 44%
1911 BSN NL 35 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10 MVP-27
1912 BSN NL 36 C 74 449 322 108 19 20 .958 5.81 .969 6.31 8 97 78 45% 44%
1913 CIN NL 37 C 63 362 259 94 9 3 .975 5.60 .970 6.29 6 65 61 48% 44%
13 Seasons C 1169 7238 5474 1554 210 127 .971 6.01 .968 6.14 127 1258 1154 48% 45%
5 Seasons OF 24 30 23 5 2 1 .933 1.17 .953 1.95 10-1-13
5 Seasons 1B 12 85 79 3 3 3 .965 6.83 .983 10.70
1 Season SS 1 5 1 2 2 1 .600 3.00 .912 5.40
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
13 Seasons TOT 1207 7358 5577 1564 217 132 .971 5.92 .968 6.10 10-1-13 127 1258 1154 48% 45%
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 BBWAA ( 3.5%)
1937 BBWAA (10.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 9.9%)
1939 BBWAA ( 5.1%)
1942 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 4.9%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 9.9%)
1948 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (27, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1902 NL  1.0 (8th)
1903 NL  1.2 (5th)
1906 NL  1.1 (6th)
1907 NL  1.4 (6th)
1908 NL  1.3 (7th)
Career  9.7 (235th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1906 NL  .312 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1906 NL  .420 (7th)
1907 NL  .386 (9th)
1908 NL  .382 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1906 NL  .777 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1903 NL  29 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1903 NL  13 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1908 NL  4 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1906 NL  136 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1903 NL  45 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1906 NL  .737 (7th)
1907 NL  .693 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1905 NL  16.5 (10th)
1907 NL  20.9 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1908 NL  106.0 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1902 NL  113 (1st)
1903 NL  132 (1st)
1904 NL  104 (1st)
1905 NL  106 (2nd)
1906 NL  96 (3rd)
1907 NL  98 (2nd)
1908 NL  117 (4th)
1911 NL  96 (5th)
Career  1,169 (79th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1902 NL  477 (1st)
1903 NL  565 (1st)
1904 NL  499 (1st)
1905 NL  538 (1st)
1906 NL  520 (1st)
1907 NL  499 (1st)
1908 NL  596 (3rd)
1910 NL  407 (5th)
1911 NL  424 (5th)
Career  5,474 (91st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1902 NL  160 (1st)
1903 NL  189 (2nd)
1904 NL  135 (4th)
1905 NL  136 (3rd)
1906 NL  126 (3rd)
1908 NL  149 (2nd)
1911 NL  140 (1st)
Career  1,554 (6th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1901 NL  20 (2nd)
1902 NL  17 (4th)
1903 NL  24 (2nd)
1905 NL  24 (2nd)
1908 NL  16 (4th)
1911 NL  26 (1st)
1912 NL  19 (3rd)
Career  210 (38th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1901 NL  7 (5th)
1902 NL  17 (1st)
1903 NL  13 (2nd)
1905 NL  12 (4th)
1908 NL  11 (4th)
1912 NL  20 (1st)
Career  127 (28th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1901 NL  14 (5th)
1902 NL  18 (1st)
1904 NL  16 (1st)
1905 NL  16 (4th)
1910 NL  10 (4th)
1911 NL  13 (1st)
1912 NL  8 (5th)
1913 NL  6 (5th)
Career  127 (93rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1902 NL  123 (2nd)
1903 NL  148 (2nd)
1904 NL  107 (5th)
1905 NL  115 (5th)
1908 NL  114 (3rd)
1911 NL  142 (1st)
Career  1,258 (12th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1902 NL  113 (1st)
1903 NL  150 (1st)
1904 NL  109 (3rd)
1905 NL  103 (3rd)
1906 NL  88 (3rd)
1907 NL  79 (3rd)
1908 NL  112 (2nd)
1911 NL  109 (1st)
Career  1,154 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1902 NL  47.9 (5th)
1903 NL  50.3 (3rd)
1904 NL  50.5 (5th)
1906 NL  57.5 (1st)
1908 NL  49.6 (5th)
1910 NL  48.7 (4th)
1913 NL  48.4 (3rd)
Career  47.8 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1904 NL  6.10 (4th)
1905 NL  6.36 (4th)
1906 NL  6.73 (2nd)
1907 NL  6.20 (5th)
1908 NL  6.37 (1st)
1910 NL  6.10 (3rd)
1911 NL  5.88 (5th)
1912 NL  5.81 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1902 NL  .974 (3rd)
1903 NL  .969 (5th)
1904 NL  .974 (4th)
1905 NL  .966 (3rd)
1906 NL  .982 (1st)
1907 NL  .987 (1st)
1908 NL  .979 (3rd)
1910 NL  .979 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1912 NL  born 1875-11-13 (3rd)
1913 NL  born 1875-11-13 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 20 (1045), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (574), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (52nd), 24.9 career WAR/22.4 7yr-peak WAR/23.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1907 31 Chicago Cubs $4,500 ? 1911 National Commission report II Seymour 172: $3,500
1908 32 Chicago Cubs $4,500 ? 1911 National Commission report
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,000
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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