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Bobby Mathews

Robert T. Mathews

Positions: Pitcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: November 21, 1851 in Baltimore, MD(All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1871 (Age 19.164)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mutuals/Athletics/RedStockings/Grays/Canaries/... 1871-1887

Final Game: October 10, 1887 (Age 35.323)
Died: April 17, 1898 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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Standard Batting

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
1871 19 KEK NA 19 91 89 15 24 3 1 0 10 2 1 2 0 .270 .286 .326 .612 74 29 1 *1
1872 20 BAL NA 50 225 222 36 50 2 0 0 22 3 1 3 2 .225 .236 .234 .470 42 52 2 *1/O5
1873 21 NYU NA 52 233 223 40 43 3 3 0 14 1 1 10 3 .193 .227 .233 .461 38 52 2 *1/O
1874 22 NYU NA 65 301 298 46 72 6 1 0 30 2 0 3 4 .242 .249 .268 .518 65 80 0 *1/5O
1875 23 NYU NA 70 266 264 23 48 6 2 0 15 1 2 2 5 .182 .188 .220 .408 41 58 4 *1/O
1876 24 NYU NL 56 221 218 19 40 4 1 0 9 3 2 .183 .195 .211 .406 38 46 *1/O
1877 25 CIN NL 15 60 59 5 10 0 0 0 0 1 2 .169 .183 .169 .353 18 10 1/O6
1879 27 PRO NL 43 180 173 25 35 2 0 1 10 7 12 .202 .233 .231 .465 53 40 1O/5
1881 29 TOT NL 35 133 128 8 23 3 0 0 8 5 11 .180 .211 .203 .414 32 26 O1
1881 29 PRO NL 16 62 57 6 11 1 0 0 4 5 6 .193 .258 .211 .469 49 12 1/O
1881 29 BSN NL 19 71 71 2 12 2 0 0 4 0 5 .169 .169 .197 .366 17 14 O/1
1882 30 BSN NL 45 177 169 17 38 6 0 0 13 8 18 .225 .260 .260 .520 68 44 1O/6
1883 31 PHA AA 45 172 167 15 31 2 0 0 11 5 .186 .209 .198 .407 28 33 1/O
1884 32 PHA AA 49 191 184 26 34 5 1 0 7 .185 .215 .223 .437 39 41 0 1/O
1885 33 PHA AA 48 189 179 22 30 3 0 0 12 10 .168 .212 .184 .396 23 33 0 1/O
1886 34 PHA AA 24 91 88 16 21 3 0 0 10 1 3 .239 .264 .273 .536 69 24 0 1/O
1887 35 PHA AA 7 29 25 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .200 .310 .200 .510 44 5 0 /1
15 Yrs 623 2559 2486 318 504 48 9 1 164 10 5 73 62 .203 .225 .230 .456 45 573 9 0
162 Game Avg. 162 665 646 83 131 12 2 0 43 19 .203 .225 .230 .456 45 149
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
PHA (5 yrs) 173 672 643 84 121 13 1 0 33 1 29 3 .188 .223 .212 .435 36 136 0
NYU (3 yrs) 187 800 785 109 163 15 6 0 59 4 3 15 12 .208 .223 .242 .465 49 190 6
PRO (2 yrs) 59 242 230 31 46 3 0 1 14 12 18 .200 .240 .226 .466 52 52
BSN (2 yrs) 64 248 240 19 50 8 0 0 17 8 23 .208 .234 .242 .476 53 58
CIN (1 yr) 15 60 59 5 10 0 0 0 0 1 2 .169 .183 .169 .353 18 10
KEK (1 yr) 19 91 89 15 24 3 1 0 10 2 1 2 0 .270 .286 .326 .612 74 29 1
NYU (1 yr) 56 221 218 19 40 4 1 0 9 3 2 .183 .195 .211 .406 38 46
BAL (1 yr) 50 225 222 36 50 2 0 0 22 3 1 3 2 .225 .236 .234 .470 42 52 2
NL (5 yrs) 194 771 747 74 146 15 1 1 40 24 45 .195 .220 .222 .443 46 166
AA (5 yrs) 173 672 643 84 121 13 1 0 33 1 29 3 .188 .223 .212 .435 36 136 0
NA (5 yrs) 256 1116 1096 160 237 20 7 0 91 9 5 20 14 .216 .230 .247 .478 50 271 9

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
1871 19 KEK NA 19 91 -3 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 *1
1872 20 BAL NA 50 225 -18 0 0 -3 6 -14 -0.9 0 -14 -0.9 .482 .494 -0.7 -0.2 -12 *1/O5
1873 21 NYU NA 52 233 -19 -0 0 -1 15 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -4 *1/O
1874 22 NYU NA 65 301 -12 1 0 0 14 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 2 *1/5O
1875 23 NYU NA 70 266 -15 -0 0 0 8 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .490 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -8 *1/O
1876 24 NYU NL 56 221 -12 0 0 0 4 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .486 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -9 *1/O
1877 25 CIN NL 15 60 -5 0 0 -1 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1/O6
1879 27 PRO NL 43 180 -8 0 0 -3 5 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.4 -2 1O/5
1881 29 PRO NL 16 62 -3 0 0 -1 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $1,000 1/O
1881 29 BSN NL 19 71 -6 0 0 -1 -1 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .457 .495 -0.5 -0.2 -5 O/1
1882 30 BSN NL 45 177 -6 0 0 -4 4 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.5 -2 1O/6
1883 31 PHA AA 45 172 -14 0 0 0 7 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -7 $2,000 1/O
1884 32 PHA AA 49 191 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .487 .496 -0.6 -0.1 -7 1/O
1885 33 PHA AA 48 189 -16 0 0 0 9 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .485 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 1/O
1886 34 PHA AA 24 91 -3 -0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1/O
1887 35 PHA AA 7 29 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
15 Seasons 623 2559 -157 -0 0 -14 90 -82 -7.4 2 -79 -7.1 .489 .497 -5.6 -1.8 -65 $3,000
PHA (5 yrs) 173 672 -49 -0 0 0 28 -21 -2.0 0 -21 -2.0 .489 .497 -2.0 -0.1 -21 $2,000
NYU (3 yrs) 187 800 -47 -0 0 -1 36 -12 -1.0 0 -12 -1.0 .495 .498 -0.9 -0.2 -11
PRO (2 yrs) 59 242 -11 0 0 -4 7 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .488 .497 -0.3 -0.5 -3 $1,000
BSN (2 yrs) 64 248 -12 0 0 -5 3 -14 -1.4 2 -12 -1.1 .479 .496 -0.6 -0.7 -7
CIN (1 yr) 15 60 -5 0 0 -1 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2
KEK (1 yr) 19 91 -3 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2
NYU (1 yr) 56 221 -12 0 0 0 4 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .486 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -9
BAL (1 yr) 50 225 -18 0 0 -3 6 -14 -0.9 0 -14 -0.9 .482 .494 -0.7 -0.2 -12

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1871 19 KEK NA 91 67 8 3.2 92 .270 .270 .292 .286 .316 .326 .391 .612 .708 74 .272 -3.0 -0.3 .478 .090 .056 .0
1872 20 BAL NA 225 175 12 1.8 81 .227 .225 .293 .236 .305 .234 .358 .470 .664 42 .158 -15.1 -1.5 .326 .032 .009 .0
1873 21 NYU NA 233 183 12 1.8 83 .195 .193 .294 .227 .308 .233 .365 .461 .674 38 .136 -16.7 -1.6 .339 .085 .040 .0
1874 22 NYU NA 301 226 20 2.4 72 .245 .242 .280 .249 .289 .268 .343 .518 .632 65 .276 -11.6 -1.2 .376 .044 .027 .0
1875 23 NYU NA 266 222 11 1.3 58 .185 .182 .258 .188 .265 .220 .315 .408 .580 41 .159 -15.2 -1.8 .266 .042 .038 .0
1876 24 NYU NL 221 178 9 1.4 60 .185 .183 .260 .195 .273 .211 .315 .406 .588 38 .146 -13.4 -1.5 .028
1877 25 CIN NL 60 49 2 1.1 65 .175 .169 .262 .183 .279 .169 .326 .353 .606 18 .092 -5.0 -0.6 .000
1879 27 PRO NL 180 138 9 1.8 66 .213 .202 .260 .233 .276 .231 .336 .465 .612 53 .223 -8.4 -1.0 .029
1881 29 TOT NL 133 105 5 1.3 72 .197 .180 .261 .211 .291 .203 .341 .414 .632 32 .125 -9.7 -1.1 .023
1881 29 PRO NL 62 46 3 1.7 73 .216 .193 .262 .258 .293 .211 .344 .469 .636 49 .202 -3.1 -0.3 .018
1881 29 BSN NL 71 59 2 0.9 71 .182 .169 .259 .169 .289 .197 .339 .366 .628 17 .072 -6.6 -0.7 .028
1882 30 BSN NL 177 131 11 2.2 70 .252 .225 .254 .260 .282 .260 .346 .520 .627 68 .292 -5.7 -0.6 .036
1883 31 PHA AA 172 136 7 1.4 75 .186 .186 .265 .209 .295 .198 .349 .407 .644 28 .150 -13.6 -1.6 .012
1884 32 PHA AA 191 150 9 1.6 72 .185 .185 .251 .215 .290 .223 .342 .437 .631 39 .211 -12.2 -1.4 .038
1885 33 PHA AA 189 149 7 1.2 77 .168 .168 .258 .212 .304 .184 .346 .396 .650 23 .136 -15.7 -1.8 .017
1886 34 PHA AA 91 67 6 2.4 73 .239 .239 .244 .264 .308 .273 .326 .536 .634 69 .327 -3.2 -0.4 .418 .080 .034 .0
1887 35 PHA AA 29 20 2 2.6 96 .227 .200 .279 .310 .343 .200 .376 .510 .719 44 .274 -1.7 -0.2 .450 .160 .000
15 Yrs 2559 1996 130 1.8 72 .208 .203 .268 .225 .290 .230 .342 .456 .633 45 .190 -150.3 -16.6 .326 .059 .028 1.8
162 Game Avg. 665 519 34 1.8 72 .208 .203 .268 .225 .290 .230 .342 .456 .633 45 .190 -150.3 -16.6 .326 .059 .028
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
PHA (5 yrs) 672 522 31 1.6 76 .189 .188 .257 .223 .300 .212 .344 .435 .644 36 .191 -46.4 -5.4 .071 .017 .023 .0
NYU (3 yrs) 800 631 43 1.8 71 .211 .208 .276 .223 .286 .242 .340 .465 .627 49 .191 -43.4 -4.7 .326 .055 .034 .0
PRO (2 yrs) 242 184 12 1.8 68 .213 .200 .260 .240 .280 .226 .338 .466 .618 52 .217 -11.5 -1.3 .026
BSN (2 yrs) 248 190 13 1.8 71 .230 .208 .255 .234 .284 .242 .344 .476 .627 53 .220 -12.3 -1.4 .033
CIN (1 yr) 60 49 2 1.1 65 .175 .169 .262 .183 .279 .169 .326 .353 .606 18 .092 -5.0 -0.6 .000
KEK (1 yr) 91 67 8 3.2 92 .270 .270 .292 .286 .316 .326 .391 .612 .708 74 .272 -3.0 -0.3 .478 .090 .056 .0
NYU (1 yr) 221 178 9 1.4 60 .185 .183 .260 .195 .273 .211 .315 .406 .588 38 .147 -13.4 -1.5 .028
BAL (1 yr) 225 175 12 1.8 81 .227 .225 .293 .236 .305 .234 .358 .470 .664 42 .157 -15.1 -1.5 .326 .032 .009 .0
NL (5 yrs) 771 601 36 1.6 66 .207 .195 .259 .220 .279 .222 .332 .443 .611 46 .186 -42.3 -4.8 .027
AA (5 yrs) 672 522 31 1.6 76 .189 .188 .257 .223 .300 .212 .344 .435 .644 36 .191 -46.4 -5.4 .071 .017 .023 .0
NA (5 yrs) 1116 873 63 1.9 74 .219 .216 .281 .230 .293 .247 .348 .478 .641 50 .192 -61.6 -6.4 .338 .053 .031 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1871 19 KEK NA 91 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 4.4% 17% 0.00 8.9 98%
1872 20 BAL NA 225 0.0% 0.9% 1.3% 0.9% 4% 0.67 111.0 10.1 98%
1873 21 NYU NA 233 0.0% 1.3% 4.3% 2.6% 14% 0.30 74.3 15.9 94%
1874 22 NYU NA 301 0.0% 1.3% 1.0% 2.3% 10% 1.33 74.5 9.9 98%
1875 23 NYU NA 266 0.0% 1.9% 0.8% 3.0% 17% 2.50 52.8 17.6 97%
1876 24 NYU NL 221 0.0% 0.9% 1.4% 2.3% 13% 0.67 109.0 24.2 98%
1877 25 CIN NL 60 0.0% 3.3% 1.7% 0.0% 0% 2.00 29.5 95%
1879 27 PRO NL 180 0.6% 6.7% 3.9% 1.7% 9% 1.71 14.4 173.0 17.3 89%
1881 29 TOT NL 133 0.0% 8.3% 3.8% 2.3% 13% 2.20 11.6 16.0 88%
1881 29 PRO NL 62 0.0% 9.7% 8.1% 1.6% 9% 1.20 9.5 14.3 82%
1881 29 BSN NL 71 0.0% 7.0% 0.0% 2.8% 17% 14.2 17.8 93%
1882 30 BSN NL 177 0.0% 10.2% 4.5% 3.4% 16% 2.25 9.4 13.0 85%
1883 31 PHA AA 172 0.0% 2.9% 1.2% 7% 15.2 97%
1884 32 PHA AA 191 0.0% 3.7% 3.1% 18% 96%
1885 33 PHA AA 189 0.0% 5.3% 1.6% 10% 14.9 95%
1886 34 PHA AA 91 0.0% 3.3% 3.3% 14% 8.8 97%
1887 35 PHA AA 29 0.0% 10.3% 13.8% 0.0% 0% 0.75 8.3 76%
15 Yrs 2559 0.0% 2.4% 2.9% 2.3% 12% 0.85 30.1 2486.0 15.2 95%
MLB Averages 0.5% 5.0% 4.4% 5.4% 22% 1.13 19.3 213.7 10.3 90%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1871 19 19 91 89 15 24 3 1 0 10 2 1 2 0 .270 .286 .326 .612 74 29 1
1872 20 69 316 311 51 74 5 1 0 32 5 2 5 2 .238 .250 .260 .510 52 81 3
1873 21 121 549 534 91 117 8 4 0 46 6 3 15 5 .219 .240 .249 .490 46 133 5
1874 22 186 850 832 137 189 14 5 0 76 8 3 18 9 .227 .244 .256 .500 52 213 5
1875 23 256 1116 1096 160 237 20 7 0 91 9 5 20 14 .216 .230 .247 .478 50 271 9
1876 24 312 1337 1314 179 277 24 8 0 100 9 5 23 16 .211 .224 .241 .466 48 317 9
1877 25 327 1397 1373 184 287 24 8 0 100 9 5 24 18 .209 .223 .238 .461 47 327 9
1878 26 327 1397 1373 184 287 24 8 0 100 9 5 24 18 .209 .223 .238 .461 47 327 9
1879 27 370 1577 1546 209 322 26 8 1 110 9 5 31 30 .208 .224 .237 .461 47 367 9
1880 28 370 1577 1546 209 322 26 8 1 110 9 5 31 30 .208 .224 .237 .461 47 367 9
1881 29 405 1710 1674 217 345 29 8 1 118 9 5 36 41 .206 .223 .235 .458 46 393 9
1882 30 450 1887 1843 234 383 35 8 1 131 9 5 44 59 .208 .226 .237 .463 48 437 9
1883 31 495 2059 2010 249 414 37 8 1 142 9 5 49 59 .206 .225 .234 .459 46 470 9
1884 32 544 2250 2194 275 448 42 9 1 142 9 5 56 59 .204 .224 .233 .457 46 511 9 0
1885 33 592 2439 2373 297 478 45 9 1 154 9 5 66 59 .201 .223 .229 .452 44 544 9 0
1886 34 616 2530 2461 313 499 48 9 1 164 10 5 69 59 .203 .225 .231 .455 45 568 9 0
1887 35 623 2559 2486 318 504 48 9 1 164 10 5 73 62 .203 .225 .230 .456 45 573 9 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1871 19 110 460 454 31 78 10 3 0 21 6 6 0 .172 .183 .207 .390 17 19
1872 20 245 1019 1009 87 165 7 0 0 53 10 10 10 .164 .172 .170 .342 29 50
1873 21 191 797 772 75 109 8 8 0 26 3 25 11 .141 .168 .172 .340 22 52
1874 22 182 788 782 77 151 13 2 0 50 4 6 11 .193 .199 .215 .414 34 65
1875 23 214 789 784 52 124 16 5 0 34 3 5 15 .158 .163 .191 .355 24 70
1876 24 140 538 531 37 87 9 2 0 18 0 7 5 .164 .175 .188 .363 17 56
1877 25 40 163 160 15 28 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .175 .190 .175 .365 5 15
1879 27 87 357 344 43 65 4 0 2 17 0 13 24 .189 .218 .218 .437 16 43
1881 29 68 253 244 14 42 5 0 0 14 0 9 21 .172 .202 .193 .394 10 35
1882 30 86 326 313 26 63 10 0 0 20 0 13 34 .201 .233 .233 .466 17 45
1883 31 74 275 268 18 43 3 0 0 13 0 7 0 .160 .182 .172 .353 8 45
1884 32 79 299 289 33 48 7 1 0 0 0 10 0 .166 .194 .197 .391 11 49
1885 33 70 265 253 23 36 4 0 0 13 0 12 0 .142 .181 .158 .339 7 48
1886 34 28 102 99 15 21 3 0 0 9 1 3 0 .212 .235 .242 .478 6 24
1887 35 8 32 28 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .179 .281 .179 .460 1 7
15 Yrs 1622 6463 6330 550 1065 99 21 2 288 27 133 140 .168 .185 .191 .377 224 623
162 Game Avg. 162 646 632 55 106 10 2 0 29 13 .168 .185 .191 .377 22 623

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1872 NA  5.4 (4th)
1873 NA  9.6 (1st)
1874 NA  13.6 (1st)
1875 NA  7.4 (7th)
1883 AA  4.5 (5th)
1885 AA  5.8 (6th)
Career  55.1 (229th)

Games Played s c a p y
1874 NA  65 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1873 NA  10 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1872 NA  2 (7th)
1875 NA  4 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1876 NL  109.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1874 NA  226 (8th)

Oldest s c a p y
1883 AA  born 1851-11-21 (10th)
1884 AA  born 1851-11-21 (10th)
1885 AA  born 1851-11-21 (7th)
1886 AA  born 1851-11-21 (6th)
1887 AA  born 1851-11-21 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1851-11-21 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2988), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (62nd), 55.1 career WAR/50.0 7yr-peak WAR/52.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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