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Ted Lewis

Edward Morgan Lewis (Parson)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: December 25, 1872 in Machynlleth, Powys, United Kingdom
Schools: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Marietta College (Marietta, OH), Williams College (Williamstown, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1896 (Age 23.194, 1,941st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1897 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Americans 1896-1901

Final Game: September 26, 1901 (Age 28.275)
Died: May 23, 1936 in Durham, NH
Buried: Durham Cemetery, Durham, NH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 23, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #667. Ken Johnson… #668. Tom Hughes… #669. Kirby Higbe… #670. TED LEWIS… #671. Bill Hallahan… #672. Togie Pittinger… #673. Dave LaRoche… 

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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
1896 23 BSN NL 1 4 .200 3.24 6 5 1 4 0 0 41.2 37 32 15 2 27 12 0 0 6 184 141 5.28 1.536 8.0 0.4 5.8 2.6 0.44
1897 24 BSN NL 21 12 .636 3.85 38 34 4 30 2 1 290.0 316 177 124 11 125 65 10 1 8 1284 115 4.76 1.521 9.8 0.3 3.9 2.0 0.52
1898 25 BSN NL 26 8 .765 2.90 41 33 8 29 1 2 313.1 267 131 101 9 109 72 9 0 12 1284 128 3.81 1.200 7.7 0.3 3.1 2.1 0.66
1899 26 BSN NL 17 11 .607 3.49 29 25 3 23 2 0 234.2 245 119 91 10 73 60 8 0 3 993 118 4.02 1.355 9.4 0.4 2.8 2.3 0.82
1900 27 BSN NL 13 12 .520 4.13 30 22 7 19 1 0 209.0 215 122 96 11 86 66 4 0 8 900 99 4.17 1.440 9.3 0.5 3.7 2.8 0.77
1901 28 BOS AL 16 17 .485 3.53 39 34 5 31 1 1 316.1 299 172 124 14 91 103 8 0 2 1311 101 3.79 1.233 8.5 0.4 2.6 2.9 1.13
6 Yrs 94 64 .595 3.53 183 153 28 136 7 4 1405.0 1379 753 551 57 511 378 39 1 39 5956 113 4.13 1.345 8.8 0.4 3.3 2.4 0.74
162 Game Avg. 19 13 .595 3.53 37 31 6 28 1 1 284 279 152 112 12 103 77 8 0 8 1205 113 4.13 1.345 8.8 0.4 3.3 2.4 0.74
BSN (5 yrs) 78 47 .624 3.53 144 119 23 105 6 3 1088.2 1080 581 427 43 420 275 31 1 37 4645 116 4.23 1.378 8.9 0.4 3.5 2.3 0.65
BOS (1 yr) 16 17 .485 3.53 39 34 5 31 1 1 316.1 299 172 124 14 91 103 8 0 2 1311 101 3.79 1.233 8.5 0.4 2.6 2.9 1.13
NL (5 yrs) 78 47 .624 3.53 144 119 23 105 6 3 1088.2 1080 581 427 43 420 275 31 1 37 4645 116 4.23 1.378 8.9 0.4 3.5 2.3 0.65
AL (1 yr) 16 17 .485 3.53 39 34 5 31 1 1 316.1 299 172 124 14 91 103 8 0 2 1311 101 3.79 1.233 8.5 0.4 2.6 2.9 1.13
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
1896 23 BSN NL 41.2 6 5 32 6.91 5.99 0.22 0.00 104.0 5.99 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .457 .498
1897 24 BSN NL 290.0 38 34 177 5.49 5.72 0.42 0.00 104.0 5.51 8 0.7 1.0 -0.2 3.2 38 .518 .504
1898 25 BSN NL 313.1 41 33 131 3.76 4.89 0.41 0.00 102.0 4.57 36 3.6 1.0 -0.3 6.3 61 .588 .522
1899 26 BSN NL 234.2 29 25 119 4.56 5.21 0.58 0.00 108.0 4.99 18 1.7 1.0 -0.2 3.7 38 .557 .510
1900 27 BSN NL 209.0 30 22 122 5.25 5.17 0.29 0.00 111.0 5.42 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 2.5 27 .523 .504
1901 28 BOS AL 316.1 39 34 172 4.89 5.33 0.41 0.00 96.0 4.72 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 3.0 32 .499 .500
6 Seasons 1405.0 183 153 753 4.82 5.29 0.42 0.00 103.5 5.04 65 6.3 1.0 -1.1 18.8 197 .535 .508
BSN (5 yrs) 1088.2 144 119 581 4.80 5.28 0.42 0.00 105.6 5.13 66 6.4 1.0 -0.9 15.8 165 .544 .510
BOS (1 yr) 316.1 39 34 172 4.89 5.33 0.41 0.00 96.0 4.72 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 3.0 32 .499 .500

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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
1896 23 BSN NL 6 18 18 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 .111 .111 .167 .278 -29 3 0 0 /1
1897 24 BSN NL 38 126 113 15 28 0 1 0 8 3 6 14 .248 .286 .265 .551 43 30 0 7 1
1898 25 BSN NL 42 142 131 17 37 6 0 0 18 0 6 11 .282 .314 .328 .642 80 43 0 5 1/4
1899 26 BSN NL 29 102 96 9 25 1 1 0 9 1 4 9 .260 .290 .292 .582 53 28 0 2 1
1900 27 BSN NL 30 86 73 10 10 0 0 0 5 0 11 13 .137 .250 .137 .387 4 10 0 2 1
1901 28 BOS AL 39 133 121 14 21 2 1 0 10 0 11 18 .174 .242 .207 .449 26 25 0 1 1
6 Yrs 184 607 552 66 123 10 3 0 52 4 38 66 .223 .273 .252 .525 42 139 0 17
162 Game Avg. 162 534 486 58 108 9 3 0 46 4 33 58 .223 .273 .252 .525 42 122 0 15
BSN (5 yrs) 145 474 431 52 102 8 2 0 42 4 27 48 .237 .282 .265 .546 46 114 0 16
BOS (1 yr) 39 133 121 14 21 2 1 0 10 0 11 18 .174 .242 .207 .449 26 25 0 1
NL (5 yrs) 145 474 431 52 102 8 2 0 42 4 27 48 .237 .282 .265 .546 46 114 0 16
AL (1 yr) 39 133 121 14 21 2 1 0 10 0 11 18 .174 .242 .207 .449 26 25 0 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
1896 23 BSN NL 6 18 -4 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .467 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1897 24 BSN NL 38 126 -11 -0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1898 25 BSN NL 42 142 -4 1 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .512 .503 0.5 0.0 5 1/4
1899 26 BSN NL 29 102 -7 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1900 27 BSN NL 30 86 -11 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1901 28 BOS AL 39 133 -13 1 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
6 Seasons 184 607 -49 1 0 0 43 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .498 .500 -0.4 0.0 -5
BSN (5 yrs) 145 474 -37 1 0 0 34 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.2 -0.0 -2
BOS (1 yr) 39 133 -13 1 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 Awards
1896 BSN NL 23 P 6 41.2 16 6 10 0 1 1.000 3.46 2.67 .916 2.72 2.62
1897 BSN NL 24 P 38 290.0 55 6 46 3 1 .945 1.61 1.37 .920 2.54 2.45
1898 BSN NL 25 P 41 313.1 88 13 71 4 4 .955 2.41 2.05 .918 2.65 2.55
1898 BSN NL 25 2B 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 5.60
1899 BSN NL 26 P 29 234.2 58 17 35 6 0 .897 1.99 1.79 .910 2.68 2.57
1900 BSN NL 27 P 30 209.0 49 8 36 5 1 .898 1.89 1.47 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 BOS AL 28 P 39 316.1 98 7 84 7 1 .929 2.59 2.33 .930 2.99 2.90
6 Seasons P 183 1405.0 364 57 282 25 8 .931 2.17 1.85 .921 2.71 2.62
1 Season 2B 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .943 5.60
6 Seasons TOT 184 1405.0 367 59 283 25 8 .932 2.17 1.86 .921 2.71 2.63
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1898 NL  6.3 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1898 NL  2.90 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1897 NL  21 (7th)
1898 NL  26 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1898 NL  .765 (1st)
Career  .595 (132nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1898 NL  1.200 (6th)
1901 AL  1.233 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1898 NL  7.669 (3rd)
1901 AL  8.507 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1900 NL  2.842 (8th)
1901 AL  2.931 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1901 AL  39 (7th)

Saves s c a p y
1897 NL  1 (8th)
1898 NL  2 (2nd)
1901 AL  1 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1901 AL  316.3 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 AL  103 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1901 AL  34 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1901 AL  31 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1897 NL  2 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1897 NL  11 (4th)
1898 NL  9 (7th)
1899 NL  10 (5th)
1900 NL  11 (2nd)
1901 AL  14 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1897 NL  125 (6th)
1901 AL  91 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1901 AL  17 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1901 AL  124 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1898 NL  12 (6th)
1900 NL  8 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1901 AL  1,311 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1898 NL  8 (4th)
1900 NL  7 (4th)
1901 AL  5 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1898 NL  128 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1898 NL  32 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  3.1 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 40 (637), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 24 (559), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 15 (517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (538th), 18.4 career WAR/18.4 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Edward Morgan Parson Ted teddy Lewis

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