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Lon Knight

Alonzo P. Knight

Positions: Rightfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: June 16, 1853 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Girard Preparatory (Philadelphia, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1875 (Age 22.080)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1875 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Wolverines/RubyLegs/Grays 1875-1885

Final Game: October 10, 1885 (Age 32.116)
Died: April 23, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
1875 22 ATH NA 13 47 47 5 6 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 .128 .128 .170 .298 -1 8 0 1/6
1876 23 ATH NL 55 242 240 32 60 9 3 0 24 2 2 .250 .256 .313 .569 87 75 13/O4
1880 27 WOR NL 49 206 201 31 48 11 3 0 21 5 8 .239 .257 .323 .581 89 65 O
1881 28 DTN NL 83 363 340 67 92 16 3 1 52 23 21 .271 .317 .344 .661 104 117 *O/34
1882 29 DTN NL 86 363 347 39 72 12 6 0 24 16 21 .207 .242 .277 .519 66 96 *O/3
1883 30 PHA AA 97 450 429 98 108 23 9 1 53 21 .252 .287 .354 .641 99 152 *O/54
1884 31 PHA AA 108 495 484 94 131 18 12 1 10 .271 .287 .364 .651 105 176 1 *O/13
1885 32 TOT MLB 54 221 200 25 38 2 1 0 22 20 .190 .267 .210 .477 52 42 1 O/1
1885 32 PHA AA 29 129 119 17 25 1 1 0 14 9 .210 .271 .235 .507 57 28 1 O/1
1885 32 PRO NL 25 92 81 8 13 1 0 0 8 11 17 .160 .261 .173 .434 45 14 O/1
8 Yrs 545 2387 2288 391 555 93 37 3 198 2 0 97 71 .243 .274 .319 .593 88 731 0 2
162 Game Avg. 162 710 680 116 165 28 11 1 59 29 .243 .274 .319 .593 88 217
PHA (3 yrs) 234 1074 1032 209 264 42 22 2 67 40 .256 .285 .345 .630 97 356 2
DTN (2 yrs) 169 726 687 106 164 28 9 1 76 39 42 .239 .280 .310 .590 85 213
PRO (1 yr) 25 92 81 8 13 1 0 0 8 11 17 .160 .261 .173 .434 45 14
ATH (1 yr) 13 47 47 5 6 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 .128 .128 .170 .298 -1 8 0
ATH (1 yr) 55 242 240 32 60 9 3 0 24 2 2 .250 .256 .313 .569 87 75
WOR (1 yr) 49 206 201 31 48 11 3 0 21 5 8 .239 .257 .323 .581 89 65
NL (5 yrs) 298 1266 1209 177 285 49 15 1 129 57 69 .236 .270 .304 .574 84 367
AA (3 yrs) 234 1074 1032 209 264 42 22 2 67 40 .256 .285 .345 .630 97 356 2
NA (1 yr) 13 47 47 5 6 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 .128 .128 .170 .298 -1 8 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
1875 22 ATH NA 13 47 -5 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1/6
1876 23 ATH NL 55 242 -3 0 0 -5 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .493 .498 0.1 -0.5 1 13/O4
1880 27 WOR NL 49 206 -2 0 0 2 -3 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .494 .498 0.3 -0.1 2 O
1881 28 DTN NL 83 363 2 0 0 1 -5 -2 -0.2 12 10 1.1 .498 .499 1.0 -0.4 9 *O/34
1882 29 DTN NL 86 363 -12 0 0 -3 -5 -20 -2.0 12 -8 -0.7 .478 .488 -0.3 -0.8 -5 *O/3
1883 30 PHA AA 97 450 -2 0 0 -1 -6 -9 -0.8 9 0 0.2 .492 .495 0.3 -0.6 1 *O/54
1884 31 PHA AA 108 495 1 0 0 6 -7 0 -0.2 10 10 0.8 .500 .500 0.5 -0.2 4 *O/13
1885 32 PHA AA 29 129 -6 0 0 2 -2 -6 -0.5 3 -3 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 O/1
1885 32 PRO NL 25 92 -5 0 0 1 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .479 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 O/1
8 Seasons 545 2387 -31 0 0 3 -24 -52 -5.4 56 4 0.7 .491 .496 0.8 -2.7 1
PHA (3 yrs) 234 1074 -7 0 0 7 -14 -14 -1.6 21 7 0.8 .495 .498 0.4 -0.8 0
DTN (2 yrs) 169 726 -9 0 0 -2 -11 -22 -2.2 24 3 0.4 .488 .494 0.7 -1.3 5
PRO (1 yr) 25 92 -5 0 0 1 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .479 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3
ATH (1 yr) 13 47 -5 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3
ATH (1 yr) 55 242 -3 0 0 -5 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .493 .498 0.1 -0.5 1
WOR (1 yr) 49 206 -2 0 0 2 -3 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .494 .498 0.3 -0.1 2

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
1875 22 ATH NA 6 5 .545 2.27 13 13 0 12 0 0 107.0 114 73 27 0 12 15 0 7 453 106 2.30 1.178 9.6 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.25
1876 23 ATH NL 10 22 .313 2.62 34 32 1 27 0 0 282.0 383 288 82 0 34 12 0 23 1324 90 2.51 1.479 12.2 0.0 1.1 0.4 0.35
1884 31 PHA AA 0 1 .000 9.00 2 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 24 19 14 0 4 2 1 0 4 74 39 4.06 2.000 15.4 0.0 2.6 1.3 0.50
1885 32 TOT MLB 0 0 4.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 8 5 4 1 6 2 0 0 2 42 86 5.88 1.556 8.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 0.33
1885 32 PHA AA 0 0 1.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 21 208 3.68 1.200 7.2 0.0 3.6 1.8 0.50
1885 32 PRO NL 0 0 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 4 3 1 4 1 0 1 21 46 8.63 2.000 9.0 2.3 9.0 2.3 0.25
4 Yrs 16 28 .364 2.77 51 46 4 40 0 0 412.0 529 385 127 1 56 31 1 0 36 1893 88 2.58 1.420 11.6 0.0 1.2 0.7 0.55
162 Game Avg. 11 20 .364 2.77 36 32 3 28 0 0 289 371 270 89 1 39 22 0 25 1327 88 2.58 1.420 11.6 0.0 1.2 0.7 0.55
PHA (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 7.11 3 1 2 1 0 0 19.0 28 20 15 0 6 3 1 0 5 95 50 3.96 1.789 13.3 0.0 2.8 1.4 0.50
PRO (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 4 3 1 4 1 0 1 21 46 8.63 2.000 9.0 2.3 9.0 2.3 0.25
ATH (1 yr) 10 22 .313 2.62 34 32 1 27 0 0 282.0 383 288 82 0 34 12 0 23 1324 90 2.51 1.479 12.2 0.0 1.1 0.4 0.35
ATH (1 yr) 6 5 .545 2.27 13 13 0 12 0 0 107.0 114 73 27 0 12 15 0 7 453 106 2.30 1.178 9.6 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.25
AA (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 7.11 3 1 2 1 0 0 19.0 28 20 15 0 6 3 1 0 5 95 50 3.96 1.789 13.3 0.0 2.8 1.4 0.50
NL (2 yrs) 10 22 .313 2.67 35 32 2 27 0 0 286.0 387 292 85 1 38 13 0 24 1345 89 2.60 1.486 12.2 0.0 1.2 0.4 0.34
NA (1 yr) 6 5 .545 2.27 13 13 0 12 0 0 107.0 114 73 27 0 12 15 0 7 453 106 2.30 1.178 9.6 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.25
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
1875 22 ATH NA 107.0 13 13 73 6.14 5.77 0.30 0.00 106.0 5.79 -2 -0.2 -0.2 0.6 9 .484 .499
1876 23 ATH NL 282.0 34 32 288 9.19 5.84 -0.95 0.00 104.0 7.06 -72 -5.5 1.0 -0.5 -3.3 -33 .340 .466
1884 31 PHA AA 14.0 2 1 19 12.21 5.11 0.23 0.00 104.0 5.08 -11 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -10 .177 .496
1885 32 PHA AA 5.0 1 0 1 1.80 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .733 .501
1885 32 PRO NL 4.0 1 0 4 9.00 5.08 0.16 0.00 95.0 4.67 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .348 .499
4 Seasons 412.0 51 46 385 8.41 5.78 -0.56 0.00 104.5 6.63 -85 -6.2 1.0 -0.7 -3.2 -34 .378 .477
PHA (2 yrs) 19.0 3 1 20 9.47 5.16 0.12 0.00 104.5 5.27 -8 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .363 .498
PRO (1 yr) 4.0 1 0 4 9.00 5.08 0.16 0.00 95.0 4.67 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .348 .499
ATH (1 yr) 282.0 34 32 288 9.19 5.84 -0.95 0.00 104.0 7.06 -72 -5.5 1.0 -0.5 -3.3 -33 .340 .466
ATH (1 yr) 107.0 13 13 73 6.14 5.77 0.30 0.00 106.0 5.79 -2 -0.2 -0.2 0.6 9 .484 .499

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
1875 ATH NA 22 P 13 107.0 40 10 25 5 1 .875 2.94 2.69 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 ATH NA 22 SS 1 4 0 2 2 0 .500 2.00 .815 4.60
1876 ATH NL 23 P 34 282.0 92 33 41 18 1 .804 2.36 2.18 .874 2.08 2.10
1876 ATH NL 23 1B 13 102 91 3 8 6 .922 7.23 .942 10.65
1876 ATH NL 23 OF 9 18 15 0 3 0 .833 1.67 .847 2.11 0-3-6
1876 ATH NL 23 2B 6 32 17 4 11 3 .656 3.50 .864 5.70
1880 WOR NL 27 OF 49 80 47 22 11 1 .863 1.41 .855 1.85 0-0-49
1881 DTN NL 28 OF 82 154 116 21 17 6 .890 1.67 .871 2.06 0-0-82
1881 DTN NL 28 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .960 10.50
1881 DTN NL 28 2B 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .904 6.20
1882 DTN NL 29 OF 84 158 112 25 21 2 .867 1.63 .855 1.93 0-0-84
1882 DTN NL 29 1B 2 20 17 0 3 0 .850 8.50 .958 10.35
1883 PHA AA 30 OF 93 169 123 22 24 5 .858 1.56 .851 1.80 0-0-93
1883 PHA AA 30 3B 3 15 2 10 3 0 .800 4.00 .840 3.33
1883 PHA AA 30 2B 2 10 4 5 1 0 .900 4.50 .878 6.10
1884 PHA AA 31 OF 108 213 158 36 19 6 .911 1.80 .847 1.64 0-0-108
1884 PHA AA 31 P 2 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.50 .830 2.25 2.20
1884 PHA AA 31 1B 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .959 10.60
1885 TOT MLB 32 OF 54 110 88 15 7 5 .936 1.91 .880 1.86 0-4-51
1885 TOT MLB 32 P 2 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.00 .880 2.20 2.15
1885 PHA AA 32 OF 29 63 49 9 5 3 .921 2.00 .879 1.87 0-0-29
1885 PHA AA 32 P 1 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00 .880 1.98 1.90
1885 PRO NL 32 OF 25 47 39 6 2 2 .957 1.80 .881 1.85 0-4-22
1885 PRO NL 32 P 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
7 Seasons OF 479 902 659 141 102 25 .887 1.67 .858 1.85 0-7-473
4 Seasons P 51 412.0 137 43 71 23 2 .832 2.49 2.24 .871 2.22 2.23
4 Seasons 1B 17 131 117 3 11 6 .916 7.06 .946 10.61
3 Seasons 2B 9 47 22 12 13 3 .723 3.78 .871 5.84
1 Season 3B 3 15 2 10 3 0 .800 4.00 .840 3.33
1 Season SS 1 4 0 2 2 0 .500 2.00 .815 4.60
8 Seasons TOT 560 412.0 1236 843 239 154 36 .875 2.49 1.93 .869 2.22 2.23 0-7-473
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1882 NL  86 (1st)
1883 AA  97 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1883 AA  429 (5th)
1884 AA  484 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1883 AA  450 (3rd)
1884 AA  495 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1881 NL  67 (6th)
1883 AA  98 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1884 AA  131 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1883 AA  23 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1883 AA  9 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1881 NL  52 (7th)
1883 AA  53 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  23 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1884 AA  100 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1883 AA  33 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1876 NL  120.0 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1882 NL  275 (3rd)
1883 AA  321 (2nd)
1884 AA  353 (2nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1876 NL  2.62 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1876 NL  10 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1875 NA  .545 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1875 NA  1.262 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1876 NL  34 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1876 NL  282.0 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1876 NL  32 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1876 NL  27 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1875 NA  12 (8th)
1876 NL  34 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1876 NL  383 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1875 NA  0.000 (1st)
1876 NL  0.000 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1876 NL  22 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  82 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1876 NL  23 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1876 NL  1,324 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1876 NL  1 (8th)
1885 NL  1 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1875 NA  106 (10th)
1876 NL  90 (7th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1882 NL  84 (1st)
1884 AA  108 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1880 NL  22 (5th)
1882 NL  25 (3rd)
1883 AA  22 (4th)
1884 AA  36 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  6 (1st)
1883 AA  5 (2nd)
1884 AA  6 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1876 NL  33 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1876 NL  18 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1884 AA  .911 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1875 NA  2.94 (5th)
1876 NL  2.36 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1876 NL  2.18 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 26 (894), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 18 (1168), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2287), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Pitching - 1 (2031), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2803), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (1016th), -2.5 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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