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Al Mays

Albert C. Mays

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Born: May 17, 1865 in Canal Dover, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: May 10, 1885 (Age 19.358)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1885 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Metropolitans/Solons/Bridegrooms/Colonels 1885-1890

Final Game: May 2, 1890 (Age 24.350)
Died: May 7, 1905 in Parkersburg, WV
Buried: Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, WV
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Standard Pitching

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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
1885 20 LOU AA 6 11 .353 2.76 17 17 0 17 0 0 150.0 129 102 46 3 43 61 8 0 13 639 118 3.35 1.147 7.7 0.2 2.6 3.7 1.42
1886 21 NYP AA 11 27 .289 3.39 41 40 1 39 1 0 350.0 330 231 132 7 140 163 14 0 44 1528 100 3.75 1.343 8.5 0.2 3.6 4.2 1.16
1887 22 NYP AA 17 34 .333 4.73 52 52 1 50 0 0 441.1 551 359 232 11 136 124 20 0 36 2002 89 4.10 1.557 11.2 0.2 2.8 2.5 0.91
1888 23 BRO AA 9 9 .500 2.80 18 18 0 17 1 0 160.2 150 81 50 1 32 67 11 0 9 672 107 2.63 1.133 8.4 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.09
1889 24 COL AA 10 7 .588 4.82 21 19 1 13 1 0 140.0 167 119 75 4 56 52 4 0 13 642 74 3.92 1.593 10.7 0.3 3.6 3.3 0.93
1890 25 COL AA 0 1 .000 8.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 14 13 8 0 8 2 1 0 1 50 48 5.47 2.444 14.0 0.0 8.0 2.0 0.25
6 Yrs 53 89 .373 3.91 150 147 3 137 3 0 1251.0 1341 905 543 26 415 469 58 0 116 5533 93 3.71 1.404 9.6 0.2 3.0 3.4 1.13
162 Game Avg. 12 20 .373 3.91 34 34 1 31 1 0 286 307 207 124 6 95 107 13 0 27 1267 93 3.71 1.404 9.6 0.2 3.0 3.4 1.13
NYP (2 yrs) 28 61 .315 4.14 93 92 2 89 1 0 791.1 881 590 364 18 276 287 34 0 80 3530 93 3.95 1.462 10.0 0.2 3.1 3.3 1.04
COL (2 yrs) 10 8 .556 5.01 22 20 1 14 1 0 149.0 181 132 83 4 64 54 5 0 14 692 72 4.01 1.644 10.9 0.2 3.9 3.3 0.84
LOU (1 yr) 6 11 .353 2.76 17 17 0 17 0 0 150.0 129 102 46 3 43 61 8 0 13 639 118 3.35 1.147 7.7 0.2 2.6 3.7 1.42
BRO (1 yr) 9 9 .500 2.80 18 18 0 17 1 0 160.2 150 81 50 1 32 67 11 0 9 672 107 2.63 1.133 8.4 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.09
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
1885 20 LOU AA 150.0 17 17 102 6.12 5.55 -0.13 0.00 100.0 5.68 -6 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 3 .468 .497
1886 21 NYP AA 350.0 41 40 231 5.94 5.83 0.04 0.00 100.0 5.80 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.4 1.5 20 .497 .499
1887 22 NYP AA 441.1 52 52 359 7.32 6.74 -0.58 0.00 100.0 7.32 6 0.4 -0.5 2.6 37 .508 .503
1888 23 BRO AA 160.2 18 18 81 4.54 5.18 0.20 0.00 100.0 4.98 7 0.7 -0.2 1.4 18 .537 .504
1889 24 COL AA 140.0 21 19 119 7.65 6.14 -0.18 0.00 94.0 5.94 -24 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -16 .410 .488
1890 25 COL AA 9.0 1 1 13 13.00 5.54 0.87 0.00 93.0 4.35 -8 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .110 .498
6 Seasons 1251.0 150 147 905 6.51 6.07 -0.20 0.00 99.3 6.22 -28 -1.8 1.0 -1.5 4.2 54 .488 .499
NYP (2 yrs) 791.1 93 92 590 6.71 6.34 -0.31 0.00 100.0 6.65 4 0.3 1.0 -0.9 4.1 57 .503 .501
COL (2 yrs) 149.0 22 20 132 7.97 6.10 -0.12 0.00 93.9 5.85 -33 -2.3 1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -24 .397 .489
LOU (1 yr) 150.0 17 17 102 6.12 5.55 -0.13 0.00 100.0 5.68 -6 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 3 .468 .497
BRO (1 yr) 160.2 18 18 81 4.54 5.18 0.20 0.00 100.0 4.98 7 0.7 -0.2 1.4 18 .537 .504

Standard Batting

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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
1885 20 LOU AA 17 63 61 8 13 1 1 0 4 2 .213 .238 .262 .500 57 16 0 1
1886 21 NYP AA 41 141 135 11 16 3 1 1 10 2 4 .119 .156 .178 .334 7 24 2 1
1887 22 NYP AA 62 232 221 23 45 15 4 2 23 7 10 25 .204 .241 .335 .576 62 74 1 1O/3
1888 23 BRO AA 18 69 63 4 5 1 1 0 5 2 5 14 .079 .159 .127 .286 -8 8 1 1/O
1889 24 COL AA 21 65 54 4 7 1 0 0 4 1 11 10 .130 .277 .148 .425 26 8 0 1/O
1890 25 COL AA 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -25 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 160 574 537 50 86 21 7 3 46 12 33 49 .160 .214 .242 .456 37 130 4
162 Game Avg. 162 581 544 51 87 21 7 3 47 33 .160 .214 .242 .456 37 132 4
NYP (2 yrs) 103 373 356 34 61 18 5 3 33 9 14 25 .171 .209 .275 .484 43 98 3
COL (2 yrs) 22 69 57 4 7 1 0 0 4 1 12 10 .123 .275 .140 .416 23 8 0
LOU (1 yr) 17 63 61 8 13 1 1 0 4 2 .213 .238 .262 .500 57 16 0
BRO (1 yr) 18 69 63 4 5 1 1 0 5 2 5 14 .079 .159 .127 .286 -8 8 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
1885 20 LOU AA 17 63 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1886 21 NYP AA 41 141 -15 -0 0 0 6 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .481 .495 -0.8 0.0 -9 1
1887 22 NYP AA 62 232 -14 -1 0 -1 16 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1O/3
1888 23 BRO AA 18 69 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4 1/O
1889 24 COL AA 21 65 -5 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1/O
1890 25 COL AA 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 160 574 -45 -1 0 -1 35 -13 -1.1 0 -13 -1.1 .493 .498 -1.1 -0.1 -12
NYP (2 yrs) 103 373 -29 -1 0 -1 22 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .492 .498 -0.7 -0.1 -8
COL (2 yrs) 22 69 -5 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
LOU (1 yr) 17 63 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BRO (1 yr) 18 69 -8 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1885 LOU AA 20 P 17 150.0 28 5 23 0 0 1.000 1.68 1.65 .878 1.90 1.88
1886 NYP AA 21 P 41 350.0 81 9 61 11 3 .864 1.80 1.71 .885 2.00 1.95
1887 NYP AA 22 P 52 441.1 166 21 121 24 4 .855 2.90 2.73 .883 2.27 2.18
1887 NYP AA 22 OF 11 20 14 2 4 0 .800 1.45 .898 2.04 4-1-6
1887 NYP AA 22 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 9.90
1888 BRO AA 23 P 18 160.2 58 7 45 6 2 .897 2.91 2.89 .891 2.45 2.41
1888 BRO AA 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1889 COL AA 24 P 21 140.0 41 5 32 4 1 .902 2.38 1.76 .905 2.13 2.05
1889 COL AA 24 OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .900 2.00 2-0-0
1890 COL AA 25 P 1 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .910 2.20 2.10
6 Seasons P 150 1251.0 375 47 282 46 10 .877 2.37 2.19 .887 2.16 2.09
3 Seasons OF 14 21 15 2 4 0 .810 1.21 .898 2.01 6-1-7
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 9.90
6 Seasons TOT 165 1251.0 397 63 284 50 10 .874 2.37 2.10 .888 2.16 2.13 6-1-7
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
1887 AA  2.6 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1885 AA  2.76 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1889 AA  .588 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1885 AA  1.147 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1885 AA  7.740 (2nd)
1886 AA  8.486 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1888 AA  1.793 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1885 AA  3.660 (10th)
1886 AA  4.191 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1887 AA  52 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1887 AA  441.3 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1886 AA  163 (9th)
1887 AA  124 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1887 AA  52 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1887 AA  50 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1886 AA  7 (7th)
1887 AA  11 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1886 AA  140 (5th)
1887 AA  136 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  551 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1888 AA  2.094 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1888 AA  0.056 (2nd)
Career  0.187 (147th)

Losses s c a p y
1886 AA  27 (3rd)
1887 AA  34 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1886 AA  132 (10th)
1887 AA  232 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1886 AA  44 (3rd)
1887 AA  36 (6th)
Career  116 (72nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1886 AA  14 (6th)
1887 AA  20 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1887 AA  2,002 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1886 AA  1 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1885 AA  118 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1888 AA  2.63 (8th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1887 AA  121 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1887 AA  24 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1888 AA  2.91 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1888 AA  2.89 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1885 AA  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1885 AA  born 1865-05-17 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 28 (854), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1593), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1417th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 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: Albert Al C. alphonse allen allan alberto alan mayes Mays mayse

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