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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 Pitching

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
1871 19 KEK NA 6 11 .353 5.17 19 19 0 19 1 0 169.0 261 243 97 5 21 17 2 15 876 88 4.14 1.669 13.9 0.3 1.1 0.9 0.81
1872 20 BAL NA 25 18 .581 3.19 49 47 4 39 0 0 406.0 480 356 144 3 52 57 0 25 1922 115 3.63 1.310 10.6 0.1 1.2 1.3 1.10
1873 21 NYU NA 29 23 .558 2.58 52 52 0 47 2 0 443.0 489 348 127 5 62 79 0 23 2008 127 3.31 1.244 9.9 0.1 1.3 1.6 1.27
1874 22 NYU NA 42 22 .656 1.90 65 65 0 62 4 0 578.0 652 371 122 3 41 101 0 32 2543 117 2.00 1.199 10.2 0.0 0.6 1.6 2.46
1875 23 NYU NA 29 38 .433 2.49 70 70 0 69 3 0 625.2 711 421 173 4 20 75 0 28 2759 90 2.18 1.168 10.2 0.1 0.3 1.1 3.75
1876 24 NYU NL 21 34 .382 2.86 56 56 0 55 2 0 516.0 693 395 164 8 24 37 0 3 2327 79 2.43 1.390 12.1 0.1 0.4 0.6 1.54
1877 25 CIN NL 3 12 .200 4.04 15 15 0 13 0 0 129.1 208 132 58 0 17 9 0 10 631 66 3.09 1.740 14.5 0.0 1.2 0.6 0.53
1879 27 PRO NL 12 6 .667 2.29 27 25 2 15 1 1 189.0 194 85 48 4 26 90 0 17 779 105 2.47 1.164 9.2 0.2 1.2 4.3 3.46
1881 29 TOT NL 5 8 .385 3.02 19 15 4 11 1 2 125.1 143 92 42 2 32 33 0 11 576 88 3.13 1.396 10.3 0.1 2.3 2.4 1.03
1881 29 PRO NL 4 8 .333 3.17 14 14 0 10 1 0 102.1 121 81 36 2 21 28 0 9 473 84 3.01 1.388 10.6 0.2 1.8 2.5 1.33
1881 29 BSN NL 1 0 1.000 2.35 5 1 4 1 0 2 23.0 22 11 6 0 11 5 0 2 103 115 3.69 1.435 8.6 0.0 4.3 2.0 0.45
1882 30 BSN NL 19 15 .559 2.87 34 32 2 31 0 0 285.0 278 151 91 5 22 153 0 13 1220 100 2.15 1.053 8.8 0.2 0.7 4.8 6.95
1883 31 PHA AA 30 13 .698 2.46 44 44 0 41 1 0 381.0 396 224 104 11 31 203 0 11 1609 141 2.81 1.121 9.4 0.3 0.7 4.8 6.55
1884 32 PHA AA 30 18 .625 3.32 49 49 0 48 3 0 430.2 401 238 159 10 49 286 12 0 23 1788 102 2.67 1.045 8.4 0.2 1.0 6.0 5.84
1885 33 PHA AA 30 17 .638 2.43 48 48 0 46 2 0 422.1 394 229 114 3 57 286 20 1 19 1766 142 2.17 1.068 8.4 0.1 1.2 6.1 5.02
1886 34 PHA AA 13 9 .591 3.96 24 24 0 22 0 0 197.2 226 148 87 3 53 93 13 0 21 913 87 3.36 1.411 10.3 0.1 2.4 4.2 1.75
1887 35 PHA AA 3 4 .429 6.67 7 7 0 7 0 0 58.0 75 64 43 4 25 9 3 0 2 280 63 5.31 1.724 11.6 0.6 3.9 1.4 0.36
15 Yrs 297 248 .545 2.86 578 568 12 525 20 3 4956.0 5601 3497 1573 70 532 1528 48 3 253 21997 104 2.70 1.237 10.2 0.1 1.0 2.8 2.87
162 Game Avg. 18 15 .545 2.86 34 34 1 31 1 0 294 332 208 93 4 32 91 0 15 1305 104 2.70 1.237 10.2 0.1 1.0 2.8 2.87
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
PHA (5 yrs) 106 61 .635 3.06 172 172 0 164 6 0 1489.2 1492 903 507 31 215 877 48 1 76 6356 113 2.76 1.146 9.0 0.2 1.3 5.3 4.08
NYU (3 yrs) 100 83 .546 2.31 187 187 0 178 9 0 1646.2 1852 1140 422 12 123 255 0 83 7310 109 2.42 1.199 10.1 0.1 0.7 1.4 2.07
PRO (2 yrs) 16 14 .533 2.59 41 39 2 25 2 1 291.1 315 166 84 6 47 118 0 26 1252 96 2.66 1.243 9.7 0.2 1.5 3.6 2.51
BSN (2 yrs) 20 15 .571 2.83 39 33 6 32 0 2 308.0 300 162 97 5 33 158 0 15 1323 101 2.26 1.081 8.8 0.1 1.0 4.6 4.79
CIN (1 yr) 3 12 .200 4.04 15 15 0 13 0 0 129.1 208 132 58 0 17 9 0 10 631 66 3.09 1.740 14.5 0.0 1.2 0.6 0.53
KEK (1 yr) 6 11 .353 5.17 19 19 0 19 1 0 169.0 261 243 97 5 21 17 2 15 876 88 4.14 1.669 13.9 0.3 1.1 0.9 0.81
NYU (1 yr) 21 34 .382 2.86 56 56 0 55 2 0 516.0 693 395 164 8 24 37 0 3 2327 79 2.43 1.390 12.1 0.1 0.4 0.6 1.54
BAL (1 yr) 25 18 .581 3.19 49 47 4 39 0 0 406.0 480 356 144 3 52 57 0 25 1922 115 3.63 1.310 10.6 0.1 1.2 1.3 1.10
NL (5 yrs) 60 75 .444 2.91 151 143 8 125 4 3 1244.2 1516 855 403 19 121 322 0 54 5533 86 2.51 1.315 11.0 0.1 0.9 2.3 2.66
AA (5 yrs) 106 61 .635 3.06 172 172 0 164 6 0 1489.2 1492 903 507 31 215 877 48 1 76 6356 113 2.76 1.146 9.0 0.2 1.3 5.3 4.08
NA (5 yrs) 131 112 .539 2.69 255 253 4 236 10 0 2221.2 2593 1739 663 20 196 329 2 123 10108 107 2.77 1.255 10.5 0.1 0.8 1.3 1.68
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
1871 19 KEK NA 169.0 19 19 243 12.94 10.73 -1.28 0.00 107.0 12.85 5 0.3 -0.1 1.8 35 .515 .502
1872 20 BAL NA 406.0 49 47 356 7.89 9.00 -0.11 0.00 102.0 9.29 56 3.7 1.0 -1.0 6.3 140 .575 .523
1873 21 NYU NA 443.0 52 52 348 7.07 9.15 -0.19 0.00 96.0 8.96 97 6.6 -0.8 10.0 174 .627 .541
1874 22 NYU NA 578.0 65 65 371 5.78 7.44 0.06 0.00 102.0 7.53 110 8.6 -0.6 13.5 201 .633 .553
1875 23 NYU NA 625.2 70 70 421 6.06 6.31 -0.17 0.00 100.0 6.48 40 3.6 -1.2 8.1 105 .551 .522
1876 24 NYU NL 516.0 56 56 395 6.89 6.06 -0.90 0.00 100.0 6.96 -6 -0.5 -0.8 3.3 65 .491 .497
1877 25 CIN NL 129.1 15 15 132 9.19 5.79 -1.04 0.00 94.0 6.42 -39 -2.9 -0.1 -1.9 -25 .304 .482
1879 27 PRO NL 189.0 27 25 85 4.05 5.02 0.30 0.00 95.0 4.48 11 1.0 1.0 -0.2 2.6 29 .538 .506
1881 29 PRO NL 102.1 14 14 81 7.12 5.07 -0.04 0.00 96.0 4.91 -25 -2.1 -0.1 -1.2 -15 .351 .487 $1,000
1881 29 BSN NL 23.0 5 1 11 4.30 5.23 -0.06 0.00 96.0 5.08 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .541 .501
1882 30 BSN NL 285.0 34 32 151 4.77 5.39 0.04 0.00 98.0 5.25 18 1.8 1.0 -0.3 4.2 46 .552 .511
1883 31 PHA AA 381.0 44 44 224 5.29 5.49 -0.31 0.00 105.0 6.09 36 3.3 -0.4 5.2 60 .576 .521 $2,000
1884 32 PHA AA 430.2 49 49 238 4.97 5.11 0.16 0.00 104.0 5.15 24 2.3 -0.5 4.3 36 .547 .514
1885 33 PHA AA 422.1 48 48 229 4.88 5.30 -0.18 0.00 106.0 5.82 48 4.6 -0.6 6.5 72 .596 .528
1886 34 PHA AA 197.2 24 24 148 6.74 5.70 -0.29 0.00 102.0 6.11 -11 -1.0 -0.3 -0.0 0 .460 .494
1887 35 PHA AA 58.0 7 7 64 9.93 6.58 -0.11 0.00 100.0 6.70 -20 -1.3 -0.1 -1.0 -16 .315 .492
15 Seasons 4956.0 578 568 3497 6.35 6.62 -0.23 0.00 101.0 6.92 345 28.3 1.0 -7.0 62.2 913 .549 .519 $3,000
PHA (5 yrs) 1489.2 172 172 903 5.46 5.40 -0.13 0.00 104.4 5.77 76 8.0 -1.8 15.0 153 .546 .516 $2,000
NYU (3 yrs) 1646.2 187 187 1140 6.23 7.47 -0.09 0.00 99.6 7.52 246 18.9 -2.5 31.6 480 .601 .538
PRO (2 yrs) 291.1 41 39 166 5.13 5.04 0.18 0.00 95.4 4.63 -14 -1.0 1.0 -0.2 1.5 15 .475 .500 $1,000
BSN (2 yrs) 308.0 39 33 162 4.73 5.38 0.03 0.00 97.9 5.23 20 2.0 1.0 -0.3 4.6 51 .551 .510
CIN (1 yr) 129.1 15 15 132 9.19 5.79 -1.04 0.00 94.0 6.42 -39 -2.9 -0.1 -1.9 -25 .304 .482
KEK (1 yr) 169.0 19 19 243 12.94 10.73 -1.28 0.00 107.0 12.85 5 0.3 -0.1 1.8 35 .515 .502
NYU (1 yr) 516.0 56 56 395 6.89 6.06 -0.90 0.00 100.0 6.96 -6 -0.5 -0.8 3.3 65 .491 .497
BAL (1 yr) 406.0 49 47 356 7.89 9.00 -0.11 0.00 102.0 9.29 56 3.7 1.0 -1.0 6.3 140 .575 .523

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1871 19 6 11 .353 5.17 19 19 0 19 1 0 169.0 261 243 97 5 21 17 2 15 876 88 1.669 13.9 0.3 1.1 0.9 0.81 88
1872 20 31 29 .517 3.77 68 66 4 58 1 0 575.0 741 599 241 8 73 74 2 40 2798 104 1.416 11.6 0.1 1.1 1.2 1.01 104
1873 21 60 52 .536 3.25 120 118 4 105 3 0 1018.0 1230 947 368 13 135 153 2 63 4806 112 1.341 10.9 0.1 1.2 1.4 1.13 112
1874 22 102 74 .580 2.76 185 183 4 167 7 0 1596.0 1882 1318 490 16 176 254 2 95 7349 113 1.289 10.6 0.1 1.0 1.4 1.44 113
1875 23 131 112 .539 2.69 255 253 4 236 10 0 2221.2 2593 1739 663 20 196 329 2 123 10108 107 1.255 10.5 0.1 0.8 1.3 1.68 107
1876 24 152 146 .510 2.72 311 309 4 291 12 0 2737.2 3286 2134 827 28 220 366 2 126 12435 102 1.281 10.8 0.1 0.7 1.2 1.66 102
1877 25 155 158 .495 2.78 326 324 4 304 12 0 2867.0 3494 2266 885 28 237 375 2 136 13066 99 1.301 11.0 0.1 0.7 1.2 1.58 99
1878 26 155 158 .495 2.78 326 324 4 304 12 0 2867.0 3494 2266 885 28 237 375 2 136 13066 99 1.301 11.0 0.1 0.7 1.2 1.58 99
1879 27 167 164 .505 2.75 353 349 6 319 13 1 3056.0 3688 2351 933 32 263 465 2 153 13845 100 1.293 10.9 0.1 0.8 1.4 1.77 100
1880 28 167 164 .505 2.75 353 349 6 319 13 1 3056.0 3688 2351 933 32 263 465 2 153 13845 100 1.293 10.9 0.1 0.8 1.4 1.77 100
1881 29 172 172 .500 2.76 372 364 10 330 14 3 3181.1 3831 2443 975 34 295 498 2 164 14421 99 1.297 10.8 0.1 0.8 1.4 1.69 99
1882 30 191 187 .505 2.77 406 396 12 361 14 3 3466.1 4109 2594 1066 39 317 651 2 177 15641 99 1.277 10.7 0.1 0.8 1.7 2.05 99
1883 31 221 200 .525 2.74 450 440 12 402 15 3 3847.1 4505 2818 1170 50 348 854 2 188 17250 103 1.261 10.5 0.1 0.8 2.0 2.45 103
1884 32 251 218 .535 2.80 499 489 12 450 18 3 4278.0 4906 3056 1329 60 397 1140 12 2 211 19038 103 1.240 10.3 0.1 0.8 2.4 2.87 103
1885 33 281 235 .545 2.76 547 537 12 496 20 3 4700.1 5300 3285 1443 63 454 1426 32 3 230 20804 106 1.224 10.1 0.1 0.9 2.7 3.14 106
1886 34 294 244 .546 2.81 571 561 12 518 20 3 4898.0 5526 3433 1530 66 507 1519 45 3 251 21717 105 1.232 10.2 0.1 0.9 2.8 3.00 105
1887 35 297 248 .545 2.86 578 568 12 525 20 3 4956.0 5601 3497 1573 70 532 1528 48 3 253 21997 104 1.237 10.2 0.1 1.0 2.8 2.87 104

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1871 19 48 61 .440 4.51 978.0 816 545 490 16 66 98 0 0.902 7.5 0.6 0.9 1.48 0.1 19
1872 20 125 96 .566 3.39 1993.0 1461 834 751 9 158 280 0 0.812 6.6 0.7 1.3 1.77 0.0 49
1873 21 106 75 .586 3.27 1631.0 1185 659 593 12 150 291 0 0.819 6.5 0.8 1.6 1.94 0.1 52
1874 22 110 69 .615 3.04 1614.0 1306 607 546 6 82 282 0 0.860 7.3 0.5 1.6 3.44 0.0 65
1875 23 109 104 .512 3.89 1913.0 1733 918 826 10 49 229 0 0.932 8.2 0.2 1.1 4.67 0.0 70
1876 24 59 84 .413 4.74 1286.0 1451 752 677 17 50 92 0 1.167 10.2 0.3 0.6 1.84 0.1 56
1877 25 10 29 .256 6.83 349.0 491 294 265 0 40 24 0 1.521 12.7 1.0 0.6 0.60 0.0 15
1879 27 25 18 .581 3.17 383.0 365 150 135 8 49 182 0 1.081 8.6 1.2 4.3 3.71 0.2 27
1881 29 10 17 .370 5.47 242.0 255 163 147 4 57 64 0 1.289 9.5 2.1 2.4 1.12 0.1 19
1882 30 33 27 .550 3.56 543.0 461 239 215 8 36 292 0 0.915 7.6 0.6 4.8 8.11 0.1 34
1883 31 39 31 .557 3.50 630.0 542 272 245 15 42 335 0 0.927 7.7 0.6 4.8 7.98 0.2 44
1884 32 42 35 .545 3.63 691.0 565 310 279 14 69 459 17 0.918 7.4 0.9 6.0 6.65 0.2 49
1885 33 39 29 .574 3.35 616.0 488 254 229 4 71 417 25 0.907 7.1 1.0 6.1 5.87 0.1 48
1886 34 11 15 .423 4.73 230.0 222 134 121 3 52 108 13 1.191 8.7 2.0 4.2 2.08 0.1 24
1887 35 2 6 .250 6.09 68.0 69 51 46 4 23 11 3 1.353 9.1 3.0 1.5 0.48 0.5 7
15 Yrs 768 696 .525 3.80 13167.0 11410 6182 5565 130 994 3164 58 0.942 7.8 2.2 3.18 0.1 578

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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1871 NA  1.8 (8th)
1872 NA  6.4 (4th)
1873 NA  10.0 (1st)
1874 NA  13.5 (1st)
1875 NA  8.1 (7th)
1876 NL  3.3 (6th)
1879 NL  2.6 (8th)
1882 NL  4.2 (9th)
1883 AA  5.2 (5th)
1884 AA  4.3 (10th)
1885 AA  6.5 (5th)
Career  62.2 (49th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1871 NA  5.17 (8th)
1872 NA  3.19 (6th)
1873 NA  2.58 (2nd)
1874 NA  1.90 (2nd)
1876 NL  2.86 (9th)
1877 NL  4.04 (9th)
1879 NL  2.29 (6th)
1882 NL  2.87 (9th)
1883 AA  2.46 (6th)
1885 AA  2.43 (4th)
Career  2.86 (123rd)

Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  6 (8th)
1872 NA  25 (4th)
1873 NA  29 (3rd)
1874 NA  42 (2nd)
1875 NA  29 (5th)
1876 NL  21 (5th)
1877 NL  3 (10th)
1879 NL  12 (10th)
1882 NL  19 (8th)
1883 AA  30 (4th)
1884 AA  30 (8th)
1885 AA  30 (5th)
Career  297 (25th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1871 NA  .353 (8th)
1872 NA  .581 (6th)
1873 NA  .558 (5th)
1874 NA  .656 (2nd)
1876 NL  .382 (10th)
1877 NL  .200 (10th)
1879 NL  .667 (3rd)
1882 NL  .559 (5th)
1883 AA  .698 (2nd)
1884 AA  .625 (9th)
1885 AA  .638 (3rd)
1886 AA  .591 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.669 (8th)
1872 NA  1.310 (6th)
1873 NA  1.244 (2nd)
1874 NA  1.199 (2nd)
1876 NL  1.390 (9th)
1879 NL  1.164 (7th)
1882 NL  1.053 (5th)
1883 AA  1.121 (6th)
1884 AA  1.045 (9th)
1885 AA  1.068 (5th)
Career  1.237 (240th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  13.899 (8th)
1872 NA  10.640 (3rd)
1873 NA  9.935 (2nd)
1874 NA  10.152 (2nd)
1876 NL  12.087 (10th)
1879 NL  9.238 (7th)
1882 NL  8.779 (9th)
1883 AA  9.354 (9th)
1885 AA  8.396 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.118 (2nd)
1873 NA  1.260 (10th)
1874 NA  0.638 (7th)
1875 NA  0.288 (10th)
1876 NL  0.419 (4th)
1877 NL  1.183 (8th)
1882 NL  0.695 (1st)
1883 AA  0.732 (1st)
1884 AA  1.024 (6th)
1885 AA  1.215 (4th)
1886 AA  2.413 (8th)
Career  0.966 (13th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.905 (2nd)
1872 NA  1.264 (2nd)
1873 NA  1.605 (1st)
1874 NA  1.573 (1st)
1875 NA  1.079 (10th)
1879 NL  4.286 (2nd)
1882 NL  4.832 (1st)
1883 AA  4.795 (2nd)
1884 AA  5.977 (5th)
1885 AA  6.095 (1st)
1886 AA  4.234 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (9th)
1872 NA  49 (2nd)
1873 NA  52 (3rd)
1874 NA  65 (2nd)
1875 NA  70 (2nd)
1876 NL  56 (4th)
1877 NL  15 (9th)
1879 NL  27 (9th)
1883 AA  44 (9th)
1885 AA  48 (6th)
Career  578 (232nd)

Saves s c a p y
1879 NL  1 (1st)
1881 NL  2 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1871 NA  169.0 (9th)
1872 NA  406.0 (3rd)
1873 NA  443.0 (4th)
1874 NA  578.0 (2nd)
1875 NA  625.7 (1st)
1876 NL  516.0 (4th)
1877 NL  129.3 (8th)
1883 AA  381.0 (8th)
1885 AA  422.3 (6th)
Career  4,956.0 (15th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1871 NA  17 (5th)
1872 NA  57 (1st)
1873 NA  79 (1st)
1874 NA  101 (1st)
1875 NA  75 (2nd)
1876 NL  37 (5th)
1879 NL  90 (9th)
1882 NL  153 (8th)
1883 AA  203 (2nd)
1884 AA  286 (8th)
1885 AA  286 (2nd)
Career  1,528 (183rd)

Games Started s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (9th)
1872 NA  47 (3rd)
1873 NA  52 (3rd)
1874 NA  65 (2nd)
1875 NA  70 (1st)
1876 NL  56 (4th)
1877 NL  15 (8th)
1879 NL  25 (9th)
1883 AA  44 (8th)
1885 AA  48 (6th)
Career  568 (25th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (9th)
1872 NA  39 (4th)
1873 NA  47 (3rd)
1874 NA  62 (2nd)
1875 NA  69 (1st)
1876 NL  55 (3rd)
1877 NL  13 (8th)
1883 AA  41 (7th)
1885 AA  46 (6th)
Career  525 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1871 NA  1 (1st)
1873 NA  2 (2nd)
1874 NA  4 (1st)
1875 NA  3 (7th)
1876 NL  2 (6th)
1883 AA  1 (8th)
1885 AA  2 (4th)
Career  20 (244th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  5 (4th)
1872 NA  3 (3rd)
1873 NA  5 (4th)
1874 NA  3 (5th)
1875 NA  4 (2nd)
1876 NL  8 (1st)
1879 NL  4 (6th)
1883 AA  11 (2nd)
1884 AA  10 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  21 (9th)
1872 NA  52 (1st)
1873 NA  62 (1st)
1874 NA  41 (2nd)
1875 NA  20 (2nd)
1876 NL  24 (7th)
1877 NL  17 (7th)
1879 NL  26 (9th)
1885 AA  57 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  261 (9th)
1872 NA  480 (4th)
1873 NA  489 (4th)
1874 NA  652 (2nd)
1875 NA  711 (1st)
1876 NL  693 (1st)
1877 NL  208 (7th)
1883 AA  396 (7th)
1884 AA  401 (10th)
1885 AA  394 (7th)
Career  5,601 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  0.810 (2nd)
1872 NA  1.096 (6th)
1873 NA  1.274 (3rd)
1874 NA  2.463 (3rd)
1875 NA  3.750 (7th)
1876 NL  1.542 (8th)
1879 NL  3.462 (8th)
1882 NL  6.955 (1st)
1883 AA  6.548 (1st)
1884 AA  5.837 (4th)
1885 AA  5.018 (1st)
1886 AA  1.755 (6th)
Career  2.872 (60th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.266 (8th)
1872 NA  0.067 (5th)
1873 NA  0.102 (6th)
1874 NA  0.047 (5th)
1877 NL  0.000 (1st)
1882 NL  0.158 (6th)
1885 AA  0.064 (3rd)
Career  0.127 (68th)

Losses s c a p y
1871 NA  11 (6th)
1872 NA  18 (3rd)
1873 NA  23 (3rd)
1874 NA  22 (5th)
1875 NA  38 (1st)
1876 NL  34 (2nd)
1877 NL  12 (7th)
1885 AA  17 (8th)
Career  248 (11th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  97 (6th)
1872 NA  144 (3rd)
1873 NA  127 (6th)
1874 NA  122 (3rd)
1875 NA  173 (1st)
1876 NL  164 (1st)
1877 NL  58 (7th)
1883 AA  104 (10th)
1884 AA  159 (6th)
1885 AA  114 (9th)
Career  1,573 (33rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1871 NA  15 (5th)
1872 NA  25 (3rd)
1873 NA  23 (1st)
1874 NA  32 (1st)
1875 NA  28 (1st)
1877 NL  10 (9th)
1879 NL  17 (10th)
Career  253 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1885 AA  20 (2nd)
1886 AA  13 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1871 NA  876 (9th)
1872 NA  1,922 (3rd)
1873 NA  2,008 (4th)
1874 NA  2,543 (2nd)
1875 NA  2,759 (1st)
1876 NL  2,327 (2nd)
1877 NL  631 (8th)
1883 AA  1,609 (7th)
1885 AA  1,766 (6th)
Career  21,997 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1872 NA  4 (5th)
1879 NL  2 (5th)
1881 NL  4 (2nd)
1882 NL  2 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1871 NA  88 (8th)
1872 NA  115 (5th)
1873 NA  127 (2nd)
1874 NA  117 (2nd)
1876 NL  79 (9th)
1877 NL  66 (10th)
1879 NL  105 (8th)
1882 NL  100 (9th)
1883 AA  141 (6th)
1885 AA  142 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1871 NA  4.14 (5th)
1872 NA  3.63 (6th)
1873 NA  3.31 (4th)
1874 NA  2.00 (1st)
1875 NA  2.18 (8th)
1877 NL  3.09 (10th)
1879 NL  2.47 (5th)
1882 NL  2.15 (1st)
1883 AA  2.81 (2nd)
1884 AA  2.67 (5th)
1885 AA  2.17 (1st)
1886 AA  3.36 (8th)
Career  2.70 (48th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  23 (5th)
1873 NA  33 (1st)
1874 NA  27 (2nd)
1879 NL  7 (7th)
1882 NL  5 (9th)
1883 AA  30 (5th)
1885 AA  36 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1872 NA  1.6 (5th)
1873 NA  2.4 (1st)
1874 NA  2.1 (2nd)
1879 NL  0.6 (7th)
1882 NL  0.5 (9th)
1883 AA  2.7 (5th)
1885 AA  3.3 (4th)

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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 30 (52), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 286 (12), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 162 (41), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 48 (41), 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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