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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 Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1871 KEK NA 19 P 19 169.0 50 19 23 8 2 .840 2.24 2.21 .862 2.14 2.11
1872 BAL NA 20 P 49 406.0 91 20 51 20 2 .780 1.57 1.45 .814 2.02 2.01
1872 BAL NA 20 OF 8 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.13 .820 1.94 0-0-8
1872 BAL NA 20 3B 3 10 1 3 6 0 .400 1.33 .758 4.47
1873 NYU NA 21 P 52 443.0 109 27 58 24 1 .780 1.73 1.63 .806 1.94 1.94
1873 NYU NA 21 OF 5 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.40 .803 2.00 0-0-5
1874 NYU NA 22 P 65 578.0 168 29 101 38 2 .774 2.02 2.00 .810 2.17 2.16
1874 NYU NA 22 3B 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .760 4.40
1874 NYU NA 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1875 NYU NA 23 P 70 625.2 179 44 106 29 4 .838 2.16 2.14 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 NYU NA 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1876 NYU NL 24 P 56 516.0 147 41 78 28 0 .810 2.08 2.13 .874 2.08 2.10
1876 NYU NL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-1
1877 CIN NL 25 P 15 129.1 29 7 18 4 0 .862 1.74 1.67 .915 2.10 2.10
1877 CIN NL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1877 CIN NL 25 SS 1 5 1 1 3 0 .400 2.00 .864 4.60
1879 PRO NL 27 P 27 189.0 45 4 39 2 0 .956 2.05 1.59 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 PRO NL 27 OF 21 29 17 5 7 1 .759 1.05 .838 1.89 0-0-21
1879 PRO NL 27 3B 5 9 3 2 4 0 .556 1.00 .830 3.40
1881 TOT NL 29 OF 23 37 27 3 7 0 .811 1.30 .871 2.06 1-9-14
1881 TOT NL 29 P 19 125.1 25 3 18 4 2 .840 1.51 1.11 .896 2.25 2.22
1881 PRO NL 29 P 14 102.1 21 1 16 4 2 .810 1.50 1.21 .896 2.25 2.22
1881 PRO NL 29 OF 5 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0.60 .870 2.06 0-0-5
1881 BSN NL 29 OF 18 33 24 3 6 0 .818 1.50 .871 2.06 1-9-9
1881 BSN NL 29 P 5 23.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.57 0.80 .895 2.27 2.22
1882 BSN NL 30 P 34 285.0 45 5 34 6 1 .867 1.23 1.15 .906 2.18 2.16
1882 BSN NL 30 OF 13 11 6 0 5 0 .545 0.46 .855 1.93 0-0-13
1882 BSN NL 30 SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .850 4.50
1883 PHA AA 31 P 44 381.0 95 15 68 12 2 .874 1.96 1.89 .852 2.31 2.28
1883 PHA AA 31 OF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 1-1-1
1884 PHA AA 32 P 49 430.2 111 8 78 25 1 .775 1.80 1.76 .829 2.28 2.21
1884 PHA AA 32 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.60 0-0-1
1885 PHA AA 33 P 48 422.1 84 7 67 10 1 .881 1.58 1.54 .878 1.90 1.88
1885 PHA AA 33 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 1.90 0-0-1
1886 PHA AA 34 P 24 197.2 51 5 38 8 3 .843 1.96 1.79 .885 2.00 1.95
1886 PHA AA 34 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .880 1.80 0-0-1
1887 PHA AA 35 P 7 58.0 18 2 14 2 1 .889 2.48 2.29 .883 2.27 2.19
15 Seasons P 578 4956.0 1247 236 791 220 22 .824 1.87 1.78 .852 2.18 2.16
13 Seasons OF 80 83 54 8 21 1 .747 0.78 .854 1.95 5-10-66
3 Seasons 3B 9 21 5 6 10 1 .524 1.22 .789 3.87
2 Seasons SS 2 6 1 1 4 0 .333 1.00 .862 4.55
15 Seasons TOT 669 4956.0 1357 296 806 255 24 .812 1.87 1.65 .851 2.18 2.17 5-10-66
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.
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1871 KEK NA 19 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1872 BAL NA 20 50 50 49 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 8 0
1873 NYU NA 21 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
1874 NYU NA 22 65 65 65 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
1875 NYU NA 23 70 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1876 NYU NL 24 56 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1877 CIN NL 25 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
1879 PRO NL 27 43 43 27 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 21 21 0
1881 BSN NL 29 19 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 9 18 0
1881 PRO NL 29 16 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
1882 BSN NL 30 45 45 34 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 13 0
1883 PHA AA 31 45 45 44 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0
1884 PHA AA 32 49 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1885 PHA AA 33 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1886 PHA AA 34 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1887 PHA AA 35 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 623 623 578 0 0 0 9 2 5 10 66 80 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1872 NA  49 (2nd)
1873 NA  52 (3rd)
1874 NA  65 (2nd)
1875 NA  70 (2nd)
1876 NL  56 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (4th)
1872 NA  20 (4th)
1873 NA  27 (2nd)
1874 NA  29 (2nd)
1875 NA  44 (3rd)
1876 NL  41 (4th)
Career  236 (52nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1873 NA  58 (5th)
1874 NA  101 (3rd)
1875 NA  106 (4th)
1876 NL  78 (5th)
Career  791 (60th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1871 NA  8 (4th)
1872 NA  20 (2nd)
1873 NA  24 (2nd)
1874 NA  38 (1st)
1875 NA  29 (1st)
1876 NL  28 (1st)
Career  220 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1871 NA  2.24 (4th)
1873 NA  1.73 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1871 NA  2.21 (3rd)
1873 NA  1.63 (5th)
1874 NA  2.00 (5th)
1876 NL  2.13 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1879 NL  .956 (2nd)

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)

                                         

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