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John McGraw

John Joseph McGraw (Mugsy or Little Napoleon)

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: April 7, 1873 in Truxton, NY
School: St. Bonaventure University (St. Bonaventure, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 26, 1891 (Age 18)
Rookie Status: Lost 1892 [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Cardinals/Giants 1891-1906

Final Game: September 12, 1906 (Age 33)
Died: February 25, 1934 in New Rochelle, NY
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1937. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #326. Cy Williams… #327. Doug DeCinces… #328. Johnny Callison… #329. JOHN MCGRAW… #330. Greg Luzinski… #331. Frank Chance… #332. Buck Ewing… 

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
1891 18 BAL AA 33 131 115 17 31 3 5 0 14 4 12 17 .270 .359 .383 .741 112 44 4 6/O4
1892 19 BLN NL 79 324 286 41 77 13 2 1 26 15 32 21 .269 .355 .339 .694 107 97 6 4O/65
1893 20 BLN NL 127 597 480 123 154 9 10 5 64 38 101 11 .321 .454 .413 .866 130 198 16 *6O
1894 21 BLN NL 124 630 512 156 174 18 14 1 92 78 91 12 .340 .451 .436 .887 111 223 13 14 *5/4
1895 22 BLN NL 96 459 388 110 143 13 6 2 48 61 60 9 .369 .459 .448 .908 132 174 5 6 *5/4
1896 23 BLN NL 23 90 77 20 25 2 2 0 14 13 11 4 .325 .422 .403 .825 116 31 2 0 5/3
1897 24 BLN NL 106 507 391 90 127 15 3 0 48 44 99 15 .325 .471 .379 .849 125 148 9 8 *5
1898 25 BLN NL 143 652 515 143 176 8 10 0 53 43 112 13 .342 .475 .396 .871 148 204 19 6 *5/O
1899 26 BLN NL 117 539 399 140 156 13 3 1 33 73 124 21 .391 .547 .446 .994 168 178 14 2 *5
1900 27 STL NL 99 447 334 84 115 10 4 2 33 29 85 9 .344 .505 .416 .921 157 139 23 5 *5
1901 28 BLA AL 73 308 232 71 81 14 9 0 28 24 61 6 .349 .508 .487 .995 171 113 14 1 5
1902 29 TOT MLB 55 223 170 27 43 3 2 1 8 12 43 17 .253 .420 .312 .732 117 53 6 4 65
1902 29 BLA AL 20 84 63 14 18 3 2 1 3 5 17 6 .286 .451 .444 .896 145 28 2 2 5
1902 29 NYG NL 35 139 107 13 25 0 0 0 5 7 26 11 .234 .401 .234 .635 98 25 4 2 6
1903 30 NYG NL 12 15 11 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .273 .467 .273 .739 109 3 3 0 /4O56
1904 31 NYG NL 5 15 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .333 .467 .333 .800 144 4 0 0 /46
1905 32 NYG NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 /O
1906 33 NYG NL 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 4 0 0 0 /5
16 Yrs 1099 4940 3924 1024 1309 121 70 13 462 436 836 155 .334 .466 .410 .876 135 1609 134 46
162 Game Avg. 162 728 578 151 193 18 10 2 68 64 123 23 .334 .466 .410 .876 135 237 20
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
BLN (9 yrs) 848 3929 3163 840 1063 94 55 10 392 369 642 123 .336 .461 .410 .871 131 1297 88 36
NYG (5 yrs) 59 172 132 15 32 0 0 0 6 9 31 11 .242 .412 .242 .654 102 32 7 2
BLA (2 yrs) 93 392 295 85 99 17 11 1 31 29 78 12 .336 .496 .478 .974 166 141 16 3
STL (1 yr) 99 447 334 84 115 10 4 2 33 29 85 9 .344 .505 .416 .921 157 139 23 5
NL (14 yrs) 973 4417 3514 922 1179 101 54 12 417 403 746 126 .336 .466 .405 .871 134 1424 114 43
AL (2 yrs) 93 392 295 85 99 17 11 1 31 29 78 12 .336 .496 .478 .974 166 141 16 3
AA (1 yr) 33 131 115 17 31 3 5 0 14 4 12 17 .270 .359 .383 .741 112 44 4

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
1891 18 BAL AA 33 131 1 -1 0 -6 1 -4 -0.3 3 -1 -0.0 .489 .498 0.4 -0.4 5 6/O4
1892 19 BLN NL 79 324 4 -1 0 -7 -1 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.7 .495 .497 1.4 -0.7 13 $1,200 4O/65
1893 20 BLN NL 127 597 35 -2 0 -10 7 31 2.3 20 50 4.2 .519 .515 5.1 -0.2 61 *6O
1894 21 BLN NL 124 630 23 7 0 9 4 42 2.9 20 62 4.9 .524 .518 4.3 0.9 53 $1,800 *5/4
1895 22 BLN NL 96 459 28 5 0 13 3 49 3.7 15 64 5.2 .539 .523 4.2 1.2 51 $2,100 *5/4
1896 23 BLN NL 23 90 3 1 0 -1 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .512 .502 0.7 -0.0 7 5/3
1897 24 BLN NL 106 507 29 1 0 0 3 34 2.7 16 50 4.3 .526 .517 4.4 0.3 50 *5
1898 25 BLN NL 143 652 46 -2 0 5 4 53 4.9 21 74 7.1 .535 .531 6.7 0.9 69 $2,400 *5/O
1899 26 BLN NL 117 539 56 5 0 7 4 71 6.2 17 89 8.0 .554 .539 7.4 1.0 82 $2,400 *5
1900 27 STL NL 99 447 41 -2 0 1 3 43 3.8 15 58 5.3 .539 .524 5.2 0.4 57 $9,500 *5
1901 28 BLA AL 73 308 31 -0 0 -4 2 29 2.6 11 40 3.7 .535 .516 4.0 -0.2 44 5
1902 29 BLA AL 20 84 5 -0 0 -4 1 2 0.2 3 5 0.4 .508 .501 0.9 -0.3 9 5
1902 29 NYG NL 35 139 2 -0 0 1 2 5 0.6 5 10 1.1 .516 .504 0.9 0.3 9 6
1903 30 NYG NL 12 15 1 -0 0 -1 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /4O56
1904 31 NYG NL 5 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .523 .501 0.2 0.0 1 /46
1905 32 NYG NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /O
1906 33 NYG NL 4 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /5
16 Seasons 1099 4940 306 12 0 3 35 355 29.3 160 515 45.6 .527 .519 45.8 3.1 512 $19,400
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BLN (9 yrs) 848 3929 225 14 0 10 26 275 22.2 126 401 35.0 .527 .520 34.5 2.9 391 $9,900
NYG (5 yrs) 59 172 4 -0 0 0 2 6 0.6 6 11 1.2 .511 .502 1.2 0.3 11
BLA (2 yrs) 93 392 36 -0 0 -8 3 31 2.7 14 45 4.1 .529 .513 4.9 -0.5 53
STL (1 yr) 99 447 41 -2 0 1 3 43 3.8 15 58 5.3 .539 .524 5.2 0.4 57 $9,500

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
1891 BAL AA 18 SS 21 90 32 41 17 6 .811 3.48 .879 5.14
1891 BAL AA 18 OF 9 10 7 0 3 0 .700 0.78 .908 1.88 0-0-9
1891 BAL AA 18 2B 3 19 8 10 1 1 .947 6.00 .914 5.37
1892 BLN NL 19 2B 34 213 96 101 16 12 .925 5.79 .928 5.63
1892 BLN NL 19 OF 34 58 45 7 6 1 .897 1.53 .912 1.89 8-6-20
1892 BLN NL 19 SS 8 50 19 28 3 3 .940 5.88 .897 5.38
1892 BLN NL 19 3B 3 16 5 8 3 0 .813 4.33 .879 3.57
1893 BLN NL 20 SS 117 635 218 350 67 40 .894 4.85 .897 5.54
1893 BLN NL 20 OF 11 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.45 .915 2.18 10-0-1
1894 BLN NL 21 3B 118 424 131 247 46 17 .892 3.20 .878 3.48
1894 BLN NL 21 2B 6 32 12 18 2 0 .938 5.00 .928 5.78
1895 BLN NL 22 3B 95 386 100 239 47 19 .878 3.57 .872 3.46
1895 BLN NL 22 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.70
1896 BLN NL 23 3B 18 72 22 38 12 4 .833 3.33 .892 3.46
1896 BLN NL 23 1B 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .980 10.50
1897 BLN NL 24 3B 105 332 112 182 38 16 .886 2.80 .892 3.35
1898 BLN NL 25 3B 137 459 142 271 46 16 .900 3.01 .902 3.48
1898 BLN NL 25 OF 3 7 6 0 1 0 .857 2.00 .937 2.07 0-3-0
1899 BLN NL 26 3B 117 436 142 270 24 14 .945 3.52 .902 3.59
1900 STL NL 27 3B 99 351 106 213 32 7 .909 3.22 .895 3.82
1901 BLA AL 28 3B 69 210 80 107 23 5 .890 2.71 .899 3.59
1902 BLA AL 29 3B 19 59 26 25 8 6 .864 2.68 .912 3.57
1902 NYG NL 29 SS 34 188 59 115 14 12 .926 5.12 .912 5.42
1903 NYG NL 30 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
1903 NYG NL 30 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95 2-0-0
1903 NYG NL 30 3B 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00 .913 3.40
1903 NYG NL 30 SS 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 5.50
1904 NYG NL 31 2B 2 19 6 12 1 3 .947 9.00 .942 5.35
1904 NYG NL 31 SS 2 12 6 5 1 0 .917 5.50 .920 5.40
1905 NYG NL 32 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1906 NYG NL 33 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
12 Seasons 3B 782 2748 868 1600 280 104 .898 3.16 .892 3.53
6 Seasons SS 183 976 334 540 102 61 .895 4.78 .899 5.46
6 Seasons OF 60 92 74 7 11 1 .880 1.35 .914 1.95 21-9-30
6 Seasons 2B 48 283 122 141 20 16 .929 5.48 .928 5.60
1 Season 1B 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .980 10.50
16 Seasons TOT 1074 4109 1408 2288 413 182 .899 3.44 .896 3.87 21-9-30
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1936 Veterans (21.8%)
1937 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1937 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1937
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1898 NL  7.1 (8th)
1899 NL  8.0 (5th)
1900 NL  5.3 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1893 NL  4.2 (10th)
1894 NL  4.9 (9th)
1898 NL  7.1 (2nd)
1899 NL  8.0 (1st)
1900 NL  5.3 (3rd)
Career  45.6 (226th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1893 NL  5.0 (3rd)
1897 NL  4.4 (8th)
1898 NL  6.7 (2nd)
1899 NL  7.4 (2nd)
1900 NL  5.2 (3rd)
1901 AL  4.0 (7th)
Career  45.8 (207th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1894 NL  0.9 (9th)
1895 NL  1.2 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1895 NL  .369 (10th)
1898 NL  .342 (3rd)
1899 NL  .391 (3rd)
1900 NL  .344 (5th)
Career  .334 (25th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1893 NL  .454 (4th)
1895 NL  .459 (4th)
1897 NL  .471 (1st)
1898 NL  .475 (2nd)
1899 NL  .547 (1st)
1900 NL  .505 (1st)
Career  .466 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1898 NL  .871 (5th)
1899 NL  .994 (2nd)
1900 NL  .921 (3rd)
Career  .876 (104th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1894 NL  630 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1893 NL  123 (10th)
1894 NL  156 (6th)
1898 NL  143 (1st)
1899 NL  140 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1893 NL  101 (4th)
1894 NL  91 (4th)
1897 NL  99 (2nd)
1898 NL  112 (1st)
1899 NL  124 (1st)
1900 NL  85 (3rd)
1901 AL  61 (5th)
Career  836 (219th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1894 NL  78 (2nd)
1895 NL  61 (3rd)
1898 NL  43 (5th)
1899 NL  73 (2nd)
Career  436 (56th)

Singles s c a p y
1898 NL  158 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1898 NL  148 (5th)
1899 NL  168 (2nd)
1900 NL  157 (3rd)
Career  135 (113th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1898 NL  94 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1893 NL  29 (8th)
1898 NL  45 (2nd)
1899 NL  56 (2nd)
1900 NL  39 (5th)
1901 AL  31 (3rd)
Career  279 (147th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1893 NL  2.7 (8th)
1898 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1899 NL  5.5 (2nd)
1900 NL  3.8 (5th)
1901 AL  3.0 (3rd)
Career  27.1 (153rd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1893 NL  271 (5th)
1894 NL  278 (5th)
1898 NL  307 (1st)
1899 NL  294 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1898 NL  .745 (4th)
1899 NL  .824 (2nd)
1900 NL  .746 (4th)
Career  .691 (89th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1893 NL  16 (4th)
1894 NL  13 (5th)
1898 NL  19 (5th)
1900 NL  23 (2nd)
1901 AL  14 (1st)
Career  134 (33rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1895 NL  43.1 (10th)
1898 NL  39.6 (7th)
1900 NL  37.1 (7th)
Career  25.3 (52nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1894 NL  118 (5th)
1898 NL  137 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1894 NL  247 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1894 NL  46 (5th)
1898 NL  46 (5th)
Career  280 (36th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  19 (3rd)
1897 NL  16 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  3.57 (5th)
Career  3.16 (55th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1895 NL  .878 (5th)
1899 NL  .945 (2nd)
1900 NL  .909 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1891 AA  born 1873-04-07 (3rd)
1892 NL  born 1873-04-07 (6th)
1893 NL  born 1873-04-07 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 10 (241), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 50 (514), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 62 (321), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 41 (152), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (27th), 45.6 career WAR/39.0 7yr-peak WAR/42.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
189219Baltimore Orioles$1,200C. Alexander, John McGraw, p. 30
189421Baltimore Orioles$1,800C. Alexander, John McGraw, p. 43
189522Baltimore Orioles$2,100Contract at HOF
189825Baltimore Orioles$2,4001/14/1899 Sporting Life
189926Baltimore Orioles$2,400Voigt, The League That Failed 177
190027St. Louis Cardinals$9,500J. McGraw, My 30 Yrs. in Baseball, p 123No reserve clause. 6/5/76 TSN: $9,800 ($100/game)
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,400
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.

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