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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 20, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #335. Willis Hudlin… #336. Joe Dobson… #337. Livan Hernandez… #338. BOBBY MATHEWS… #339. Ellis Kinder… #340. Mudcat Grant… #341. Jim Scott… 

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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
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

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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
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

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
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 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 (234th)

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)

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)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 30 (52), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 286 (12), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 162 (41), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 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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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1881 29 Providence Grays $1,000 ? D. Morse, Sphere and Ash 60
1883 31 Philadelphia Athletics $2,000 ? 10/15/1883 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ボビー・マシューズ 統計
sh: Bobby Mathews

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