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Phil Knell

Philip Louis Knell

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 154 lb.

Born: March 12, 1865 in Mill Valley, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1888 (Age 23.116)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Solons/Colonels/Athletics/Senators/Spiders/... 1888-1895

Final Game: September 29, 1895 (Age 30.201)
Died: June 5, 1944 in Santa Monica, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1171. Jason Hammel… #1172. Pete Falcone… #1173. Pat Rapp… #1174. PHIL KNELL… #1175. Andy Hawkins… #1176. Jack Knott… #1177. Harry McIntire… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1888 23 PIT NL 1 2 .333 3.76 3 3 0 3 0 0 26.1 20 19 11 1 18 15 5 0 4 115 72 4.56 1.443 6.8 0.3 6.2 5.1 0.83
1890 25 PHQ PL 22 11 .667 3.83 35 31 4 30 2 0 286.2 287 199 122 10 166 99 28 3 16 1345 113 4.71 1.580 9.0 0.3 5.2 3.1 0.60
1891 26 COL AA 28 27 .509 2.92 58 52 5 47 5 0 462.0 363 228 150 4 226 228 54 0 23 2017 117 3.47 1.275 7.1 0.1 4.4 4.4 1.01
1892 27 TOT NL 14 18 .438 3.78 33 30 3 24 1 0 250.0 243 161 105 4 111 117 22 0 18 1126 86 3.30 1.416 8.7 0.1 4.0 4.2 1.05
1892 27 WHS NL 9 13 .409 3.65 22 21 1 17 1 0 170.0 156 114 69 4 76 74 11 0 11 753 89 3.41 1.365 8.3 0.2 4.0 3.9 0.97
1892 27 PHI NL 5 5 .500 4.05 11 9 2 7 0 0 80.0 87 47 36 0 35 43 11 0 7 373 81 3.08 1.525 9.8 0.0 3.9 4.8 1.23
1894 29 TOT NL 7 21 .250 5.49 33 28 5 25 0 0 254.0 341 246 155 8 110 67 15 0 14 1197 92 5.17 1.776 12.1 0.3 3.9 2.4 0.61
1894 29 PIT NL 0 0 11.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 11 9 9 0 6 0 1 0 1 38 47 6.82 2.429 14.1 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.00
1894 29 LOU NL 7 21 .250 5.32 32 28 4 25 0 0 247.0 330 237 146 8 104 67 14 0 13 1159 95 5.13 1.757 12.0 0.3 3.8 2.4 0.64
1895 30 TOT NL 7 11 .389 5.76 30 19 9 12 0 0 173.1 224 166 111 10 74 49 12 0 10 812 85 5.25 1.719 11.6 0.5 3.8 2.5 0.66
1895 30 LOU NL 0 6 .000 6.51 10 6 3 3 0 0 56.2 75 66 41 3 21 19 6 0 1 266 72 5.03 1.694 11.9 0.5 3.3 3.0 0.90
1895 30 CLV NL 7 5 .583 5.40 20 13 6 9 0 0 116.2 149 100 70 7 53 30 6 0 9 546 92 5.36 1.731 11.5 0.5 4.1 2.3 0.57
6 Yrs 79 90 .467 4.05 192 163 26 141 8 0 1452.1 1478 1019 654 37 705 575 136 3 85 6612 99 4.22 1.503 9.2 0.2 4.4 3.6 0.82
162 Game Avg. 15 17 .467 4.05 37 31 5 27 2 0 278 283 195 125 7 135 110 26 1 16 1267 99 4.22 1.503 9.2 0.2 4.4 3.6 0.82
LOU (2 yrs) 7 27 .206 5.54 42 34 7 28 0 0 303.2 405 303 187 11 125 86 20 0 14 1425 90 5.11 1.745 12.0 0.3 3.7 2.5 0.69
PIT (2 yrs) 1 2 .333 5.40 4 3 1 3 0 0 33.1 31 28 20 1 24 15 6 0 5 153 61 5.03 1.650 8.4 0.3 6.5 4.1 0.63
PHQ (1 yr) 22 11 .667 3.83 35 31 4 30 2 0 286.2 287 199 122 10 166 99 28 3 16 1345 113 4.71 1.580 9.0 0.3 5.2 3.1 0.60
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 .500 4.05 11 9 2 7 0 0 80.0 87 47 36 0 35 43 11 0 7 373 81 3.08 1.525 9.8 0.0 3.9 4.8 1.23
WHS (1 yr) 9 13 .409 3.65 22 21 1 17 1 0 170.0 156 114 69 4 76 74 11 0 11 753 89 3.41 1.365 8.3 0.2 4.0 3.9 0.97
CLV (1 yr) 7 5 .583 5.40 20 13 6 9 0 0 116.2 149 100 70 7 53 30 6 0 9 546 92 5.36 1.731 11.5 0.5 4.1 2.3 0.57
COL (1 yr) 28 27 .509 2.92 58 52 5 47 5 0 462.0 363 228 150 4 226 228 54 0 23 2017 117 3.47 1.275 7.1 0.1 4.4 4.4 1.01
NL (4 yrs) 29 52 .358 4.89 99 80 17 64 1 0 703.2 828 592 382 23 313 248 54 0 46 3250 88 4.51 1.622 10.6 0.3 4.0 3.2 0.79
AA (1 yr) 28 27 .509 2.92 58 52 5 47 5 0 462.0 363 228 150 4 226 228 54 0 23 2017 117 3.47 1.275 7.1 0.1 4.4 4.4 1.01
PL (1 yr) 22 11 .667 3.83 35 31 4 30 2 0 286.2 287 199 122 10 166 99 28 3 16 1345 113 4.71 1.580 9.0 0.3 5.2 3.1 0.60
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
1888 23 PIT NL 26.1 3 3 19 6.49 4.64 -0.01 0.00 93.0 4.32 -6 -0.5 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .329 .497
1890 25 PHQ PL 286.2 35 31 199 6.25 6.84 -0.12 0.00 101.0 7.03 26 2.0 1.0 -0.3 3.7 53 .558 .513
1891 26 COL AA 462.0 58 52 228 4.44 5.96 0.30 0.00 93.0 5.27 45 3.9 1.0 -0.5 6.6 81 .568 .524
1892 27 WHS NL 170.0 22 21 114 6.04 5.13 -0.11 0.00 99.0 5.19 -13 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 2 .448 .493
1892 27 PHI NL 80.0 11 9 47 5.29 5.06 0.22 0.00 99.0 4.79 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .476 .498
1894 29 PIT NL 7.0 1 0 9 11.57 7.39 0.04 0.00 98.0 7.21 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .309 .499
1894 29 LOU NL 247.0 32 28 237 8.64 7.57 -0.15 0.00 96.0 7.41 -27 -1.8 1.0 -0.2 0.3 6 .443 .489
1895 30 LOU NL 56.2 10 6 66 10.48 6.70 -0.43 0.00 97.0 6.92 -21 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -14 .358 .491
1895 30 CLV NL 116.2 20 13 100 7.71 6.54 0.22 0.00 104.0 6.58 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .458 .495
6 Seasons 1452.1 192 163 1019 6.31 6.32 0.04 0.00 97.2 6.11 -13 -0.2 1.0 -1.4 10.2 128 .499 .506
LOU (2 yrs) 303.2 42 34 303 8.98 7.40 -0.21 0.00 96.2 7.32 -47 -3.2 1.0 -0.3 -0.6 -9 .423 .489
PIT (2 yrs) 33.1 4 3 28 7.56 5.22 0.00 0.00 94.0 4.93 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .324 .497
PHQ (1 yr) 286.2 35 31 199 6.25 6.84 -0.12 0.00 101.0 7.03 26 2.0 1.0 -0.3 3.7 53 .558 .513
PHI (1 yr) 80.0 11 9 47 5.29 5.06 0.22 0.00 99.0 4.79 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .476 .498
WHS (1 yr) 170.0 22 21 114 6.04 5.13 -0.11 0.00 99.0 5.19 -13 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 2 .448 .493
CLV (1 yr) 116.2 20 13 100 7.71 6.54 0.22 0.00 104.0 6.58 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.2 2 .458 .495
COL (1 yr) 462.0 58 52 228 4.44 5.96 0.30 0.00 93.0 5.27 45 3.9 1.0 -0.5 6.6 81 .568 .524

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
1888 23 PIT NL 3 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 -40 1 0 /1
1890 25 PHQ PL 36 140 132 19 29 3 2 1 18 3 7 17 .220 .264 .295 .560 47 39 1 1/O
1891 26 COL AA 66 223 215 25 34 2 3 0 19 4 8 34 .158 .188 .195 .384 13 42 0 1/O4
1892 27 TOT NL 33 109 102 12 11 0 0 0 2 0 6 33 .108 .165 .108 .273 -17 11 1 1
1892 27 WHS NL 22 72 68 8 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 20 .118 .167 .118 .284 -13 8 1 1
1892 27 PHI NL 11 37 34 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 13 .088 .162 .088 .250 -24 3 0 1
1894 29 TOT NL 33 117 116 11 31 2 4 1 13 1 0 18 .267 .267 .379 .647 59 44 0 1 1
1894 29 PIT NL 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1894 29 LOU NL 32 114 113 10 31 2 4 1 13 1 0 18 .274 .274 .389 .664 64 44 0 1 1
1895 30 TOT NL 30 85 81 12 17 4 2 0 11 2 2 13 .210 .238 .309 .547 39 25 1 1 1
1895 30 LOU NL 10 27 26 3 6 2 1 0 6 1 1 4 .231 .259 .385 .644 69 10 0 0 1
1895 30 CLV NL 20 58 55 9 11 2 1 0 5 1 1 9 .200 .228 .273 .501 26 15 1 1 1
6 Yrs 201 685 657 79 123 11 11 2 63 10 23 115 .187 .218 .247 .465 28 162 3 2
162 Game Avg. 162 552 530 64 99 9 9 2 51 8 19 93 .187 .218 .247 .465 28 131 2
LOU (2 yrs) 42 141 139 13 37 4 5 1 19 2 1 22 .266 .271 .388 .660 65 54 0 1
PIT (2 yrs) 4 14 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071 .143 -56 1 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 11 37 34 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 13 .088 .162 .088 .250 -24 3 0
WHS (1 yr) 22 72 68 8 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 20 .118 .167 .118 .284 -13 8 1
CLV (1 yr) 20 58 55 9 11 2 1 0 5 1 1 9 .200 .228 .273 .501 26 15 1 1
COL (1 yr) 66 223 215 25 34 2 3 0 19 4 8 34 .158 .188 .195 .384 13 42 0
PHQ (1 yr) 36 140 132 19 29 3 2 1 18 3 7 17 .220 .264 .295 .560 47 39 1
NL (4 yrs) 99 322 310 35 60 6 6 1 26 3 8 64 .194 .219 .261 .480 29 81 2 2
AA (1 yr) 66 223 215 25 34 2 3 0 19 4 8 34 .158 .188 .195 .384 13 42 0
PL (1 yr) 36 140 132 19 29 3 2 1 18 3 7 17 .220 .264 .295 .560 47 39 1

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
1888 23 PIT NL 3 11 -1 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1890 25 PHQ PL 36 140 -13 -0 0 0 10 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3 1/O
1891 26 COL AA 66 223 -27 -0 0 -1 16 -12 -1.0 0 -12 -1.0 .485 .494 -0.9 -0.1 -11 1/O4
1892 27 WHS NL 22 72 -10 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
1892 27 PHI NL 11 37 -6 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1894 29 PIT NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .436 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1894 29 LOU NL 32 114 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1895 30 LOU NL 10 27 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1895 30 CLV NL 20 58 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
6 Seasons 201 685 -78 -1 0 -1 49 -30 -2.6 0 -30 -2.6 .487 .497 -2.6 -0.1 -29
LOU (2 yrs) 42 141 -12 0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
PIT (2 yrs) 4 14 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .464 .500 -0.1 0.0 -2
PHI (1 yr) 11 37 -6 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3
WHS (1 yr) 22 72 -10 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5
CLV (1 yr) 20 58 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4
COL (1 yr) 66 223 -27 -0 0 -1 16 -12 -1.0 0 -12 -1.0 .485 .494 -0.9 -0.1 -11
PHQ (1 yr) 36 140 -13 -0 0 0 10 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3

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
1888 PIT NL 23 P 3 26.1 9 2 5 2 0 .778 2.39 2.33 .896 2.36 2.30
1890 PHQ PL 25 P 35 286.2 101 24 67 10 4 .901 2.86 2.60 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 PHQ PL 25 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-1-1
1891 COL AA 26 P 58 462.0 169 40 119 10 1 .941 3.10 2.74 .908 2.55 2.46
1891 COL AA 26 OF 9 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.00 .908 1.88 4-1-4
1891 COL AA 26 2B 1 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .915 5.40
1892 TOT NL 27 P 33 250.0 70 21 40 9 1 .871 2.20 1.85 .901 2.48 2.41
1892 WHS NL 27 P 22 170.0 51 15 31 5 1 .902 2.44 2.09 .901 2.48 2.41
1892 PHI NL 27 P 11 80.0 19 6 9 4 0 .789 1.69 1.36 .901 2.48 2.41
1894 TOT NL 29 P 33 254.0 67 16 38 13 2 .806 1.91 1.64 .912 2.18 2.09
1894 PIT NL 29 P 1 7.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 5.14 4.00 .912 2.19 2.10
1894 LOU NL 29 P 32 247.0 63 15 35 13 1 .794 1.82 1.56 .912 2.18 2.09
1895 TOT NL 30 P 30 173.1 63 15 41 7 2 .889 2.91 1.87 .918 2.52 2.42
1895 LOU NL 30 P 10 56.2 20 3 16 1 1 .950 3.02 1.90 .918 2.53 2.42
1895 CLV NL 30 P 20 116.2 43 12 25 6 1 .860 2.85 1.85 .918 2.52 2.42
6 Seasons P 192 1452.1 479 118 310 51 10 .894 2.65 2.23 .909 2.52 2.43
2 Seasons OF 11 10 8 1 1 0 .900 0.82 .908 1.92 4-2-5
1 Season 2B 1 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .915 5.40
6 Seasons TOT 204 1452.1 491 126 311 54 10 .890 2.65 2.14 .909 2.52 2.41 4-2-5
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
1891 AA  5.5 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1890 PL  3.7 (8th)
1891 AA  6.6 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1891 AA  2.92 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1890 PL  22 (6th)
1891 AA  28 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1890 PL  .667 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1891 AA  1.275 (3rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 PL  9.011 (5th)
1891 AA  7.071 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1891 AA  4.442 (6th)
1892 NL  4.212 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1891 AA  58 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1891 AA  462.0 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1891 AA  228 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1891 AA  52 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1891 AA  47 (3rd)
Career  141 (247th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 PL  2 (4th)
1891 AA  5 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1890 PL  166 (7th)
1891 AA  226 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1891 AA  363 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1891 AA  0.078 (1st)
Career  0.229 (203rd)

Losses s c a p y
1891 AA  27 (2nd)
1894 NL  21 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1891 AA  150 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1890 PL  16 (10th)
1891 AA  23 (5th)
1892 NL  18 (7th)
1894 NL  14 (8th)
1895 NL  10 (6th)
Career  85 (164th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 PL  28 (1st)
1891 AA  54 (1st)
1892 NL  22 (1st)
1894 NL  15 (7th)
Career  136 (33rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1891 AA  2,017 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1890 PL  4 (10th)
1891 AA  5 (6th)
1895 NL  9 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1891 AA  117 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1890 PL  17 (8th)
1891 AA  33 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1890 PL  1.4 (8th)
1891 AA  2.9 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1891 AA  58 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1890 PL  24 (5th)
1891 AA  40 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1891 AA  119 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1894 NL  13 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1891 AA  2.74 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1891 AA  .941 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 32 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (648), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1927), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1020th), 7.6 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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