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Cal McVey

Calvin Alexander McVey

Positions: First Baseman, Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 30, 1849 in Montrose, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1871 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): RedStockings/Reds/WhiteStockings/Canaries 1871-1879

Final Game: September 30, 1879 (Age 30)
Died: August 20, 1926 in San Francisco, CA
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #785. Ron LeFlore… #786. Russell Martin… #787. Oscar Gamble… #788. CAL MCVEY… #789. Tom Daly… #790. Dale Alexander… #791. Jose Cardenal… 

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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 21 BOS NA 29 154 153 43 66 9 5 0 43 6 0 1 2 .431 .435 .556 .991 175 85 0 *2/O5
1872 22 BOS NA 46 238 237 56 76 10 2 0 41 6 1 1 1 .321 .324 .380 .703 112 90 0 *2O/5
1873 23 BAL NA 38 195 192 49 73 5 5 2 35 2 1 3 2 .380 .390 .490 .879 157 94 1 2/O6435
1874 24 BOS NA 70 344 343 91 123 21 6 3 71 5 0 1 3 .359 .360 .481 .842 162 165 1 *O2
1875 25 BOS NA 82 390 389 89 138 36 9 3 87 7 0 1 5 .355 .356 .517 .873 192 201 0 *3O2/1
1876 26 CHC NL 63 310 308 62 107 15 0 1 53 2 4 .347 .352 .406 .757 142 125 *31/25O
1877 27 CHC NL 60 274 266 58 98 9 7 0 36 8 11 .368 .387 .455 .842 152 121 *251/34
1878 28 CIN NL 61 276 271 43 83 10 4 2 28 5 10 .306 .319 .395 .714 143 107 *5/2
1879 29 CIN NL 81 362 354 64 105 18 6 0 55 8 13 .297 .312 .381 .694 130 135 *3/O152
9 Yrs 530 2543 2513 555 869 133 44 11 449 26 2 30 51 .346 .354 .447 .800 152 1123 2
162 Game Avg. 162 777 768 170 266 41 13 3 137 9 16 .346 .354 .447 .800 152 343
BOS (4 yrs) 227 1126 1122 279 403 76 22 6 242 24 1 4 11 .359 .361 .482 .844 163 541 1
CIN (2 yrs) 142 638 625 107 188 28 10 2 83 13 23 .301 .315 .387 .702 135 242
CHC (2 yrs) 123 584 574 120 205 24 7 1 89 10 15 .357 .368 .429 .797 147 246
BAL (1 yr) 38 195 192 49 73 5 5 2 35 2 1 3 2 .380 .390 .490 .879 157 94 1
NA (5 yrs) 265 1321 1314 328 476 81 27 8 277 26 2 7 13 .362 .366 .483 .849 162 635 2
NL (4 yrs) 265 1222 1199 227 393 52 17 3 172 23 38 .328 .340 .407 .747 141 488

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 21 BOS NA 29 154 19 1 0 1 2 23 1.3 5 28 1.7 .544 .508 1.7 0.1 27 *2/O5
1872 22 BOS NA 46 238 4 1 0 2 2 9 0.5 8 17 1.2 .512 .503 1.1 0.2 15 *2O/5
1873 23 BAL NA 38 195 16 0 0 0 2 18 1.1 6 24 1.7 .530 .507 1.7 0.1 24 $1,750 2/O6435
1874 24 BOS NA 70 344 25 1 0 3 -2 27 1.9 11 38 3.0 .528 .512 2.9 0.0 35 $1,500 *O2
1875 25 BOS NA 82 390 36 2 0 3 -0 40 3.3 13 53 4.6 .542 .521 4.4 0.2 50 *3O2/1
1876 26 CHC NL 63 310 14 0 0 1 0 15 1.2 10 24 2.2 .521 .508 2.2 0.1 23 *31/25O
1877 27 CHC NL 60 274 16 0 0 -3 3 16 1.4 9 25 2.3 .524 .509 2.6 0.0 28 *251/34
1878 28 CIN NL 61 276 14 0 0 -7 2 9 0.8 9 18 1.8 .514 .505 2.5 -0.5 25 *5/2
1879 29 CIN NL 81 362 13 0 0 -5 -0 8 0.6 12 20 1.9 .509 .504 2.5 -0.5 25 $2,000 *3/O152
9 Seasons 530 2543 156 6 0 -5 8 165 12.2 82 247 20.5 .524 .509 21.6 -0.2 252 $5,250
BOS (4 yrs) 227 1126 83 6 0 9 1 99 7.0 36 136 10.6 .532 .513 10.1 0.6 127 $1,500
CIN (2 yrs) 142 638 27 0 0 -12 2 17 1.5 21 38 3.7 .511 .505 4.9 -1.0 50 $2,000
CHC (2 yrs) 123 584 29 0 0 -2 4 31 2.6 19 49 4.5 .522 .508 4.8 0.1 51
BAL (1 yr) 38 195 16 0 0 0 2 18 1.1 6 24 1.7 .530 .507 1.7 0.1 24 $1,750

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1875 25 BOS NA 1 0 1.000 4.91 2.33 3 2 1 0 0 1 11.0 15 9 6 0 1 1 0 2 52 47 1.455 12.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.00
1876 26 CHC NL 5 2 .714 1.52 2.03 11 6 4 5 0 2 59.1 57 22 10 0 2 9 0 2 245 160 0.994 8.6 0.0 0.3 1.4 4.50
1877 27 CHC NL 4 8 .333 4.50 3.05 17 10 6 6 0 2 92.0 129 87 46 2 11 20 0 3 439 66 1.522 12.6 0.2 1.1 2.0 1.82
1879 29 CIN NL 0 2 .000 8.36 3.10 3 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 34 23 13 1 2 7 0 3 77 30 2.571 21.9 0.6 1.3 4.5 3.50
4 Yrs 10 12 .455 3.83 2.66 34 19 12 12 0 5 176.1 235 141 75 3 16 37 0 10 813 71 1.423 12.0 0.2 0.8 1.9 2.31
162 Game Avg. 13 15 .455 3.83 2.66 44 24 15 15 0 6 226 302 181 96 4 21 47 0 13 1043 71 1.423 12.0 0.2 0.8 1.9 2.31
CHC (2 yrs) 9 10 .474 3.33 2.65 28 16 10 11 0 4 151.1 186 109 56 2 13 29 0 5 684 83 1.315 11.1 0.1 0.8 1.7 2.23
CIN (1 yr) 0 2 .000 8.36 3.10 3 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 34 23 13 1 2 7 0 3 77 30 2.571 21.9 0.6 1.3 4.5 3.50
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.91 2.33 3 2 1 0 0 1 11.0 15 9 6 0 1 1 0 2 52 47 1.455 12.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.00
NL (3 yrs) 9 12 .429 3.76 2.69 31 17 11 12 0 4 165.1 220 132 69 3 15 36 0 8 761 73 1.421 12.0 0.2 0.8 2.0 2.40
NA (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.91 2.33 3 2 1 0 0 1 11.0 15 9 6 0 1 1 0 2 52 47 1.455 12.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.00

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
1875 25 BOS NA 11.0 3 2 9 7.36 5.60 0.32 0.00 96.0 5.06 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .428 .499
1876 26 CHC NL 59.1 11 6 22 3.34 5.38 0.66 0.00 106.0 5.00 10 0.9 1.0 -0.1 1.4 18 .583 .506
1877 27 CHC NL 92.0 17 10 87 8.51 5.58 -0.05 0.00 106.0 5.97 -25 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.3 -16 .377 .487
1879 29 CIN NL 14.0 3 1 23 14.79 5.21 -0.17 0.00 94.0 5.06 -15 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -14 .185 .494 $2,000
4 Seasons 176.1 34 19 141 7.20 5.48 0.20 0.00 104.4 5.51 -33 -2.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.9 -13 .431 .495 $2,000
CHC (2 yrs) 151.1 28 16 109 6.48 5.50 0.23 0.00 106.0 5.59 -16 -1.2 1.0 -0.2 0.0 2 .458 .494
CIN (1 yr) 14.0 3 1 23 14.79 5.21 -0.17 0.00 94.0 5.06 -15 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -14 .185 .494 $2,000
BOS (1 yr) 11.0 3 2 9 7.36 5.60 0.32 0.00 96.0 5.06 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .428 .499

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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1871 BOS NA 21 C 29 134 105 12 17 1 .873 4.03 .842 4.56 21 0 0
1871 BOS NA 21 OF 5 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.40 .833 1.98 0-0-5
1871 BOS NA 21 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.90
1872 BOS NA 22 C 39 206 149 30 27 2 .869 4.59 .847 5.45 12 0 0
1872 BOS NA 22 OF 11 9 8 0 1 0 .889 0.73 .820 1.94 2-0-9
1872 BOS NA 22 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .760 4.40
1873 BAL NA 23 C 25 107 82 15 10 0 .907 3.88 .841 5.06 9 0 0
1873 BAL NA 23 OF 6 15 13 0 2 0 .867 2.17 .803 2.00 1-4-1
1873 BAL NA 23 SS 5 33 11 18 4 0 .879 5.80 .779 5.06
1873 BAL NA 23 2B 4 23 12 5 6 0 .739 4.25 .831 5.80
1873 BAL NA 23 1B 3 15 13 0 2 2 .867 4.33 .925 10.77
1873 BAL NA 23 3B 2 10 4 1 5 0 .500 2.50 .739 4.60
1874 BOS NA 24 OF 57 100 64 7 29 0 .710 1.25 .802 2.02 0-8-49
1874 BOS NA 24 C 23 87 66 9 12 0 .862 3.26 .801 5.48 7 0 0
1875 BOS NA 25 1B 55 574 532 13 29 28 .949 9.91 .936 10.92
1875 BOS NA 25 OF 23 36 29 2 5 0 .861 1.35 .818 1.88 1-20-2
1875 BOS NA 25 C 16 109 74 21 14 1 .872 5.94 .823 5.71 19 0 0
1875 BOS NA 25 P 3 11.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 2.45 1.00 .865 2.62 2.57
1876 CHC NL 26 1B 55 516 485 10 21 21 .959 9.00 .942 10.65
1876 CHC NL 26 P 11 59.1 18 1 13 4 0 .778 2.12 1.27 .874 2.08 2.10
1876 CHC NL 26 C 6 26 23 1 2 0 .923 4.00 .805 5.82 1 0 0
1876 CHC NL 26 3B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .805 3.80
1876 CHC NL 26 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 1-0-0
1877 CHC NL 27 C 40 199 137 34 28 3 .859 4.28 .876 6.13 48 0 0
1877 CHC NL 27 3B 17 49 18 23 8 0 .837 2.41 .841 3.69
1877 CHC NL 27 P 17 92.0 25 6 14 5 0 .800 1.96 1.18 .915 2.10 2.10
1877 CHC NL 27 1B 1 18 17 0 1 0 .944 17.00 .951 10.90
1877 CHC NL 27 2B 1 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 5.00 .868 6.40
1878 CIN NL 28 3B 61 226 78 106 42 6 .814 3.02 .864 3.54
1878 CIN NL 28 C 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .892 7.10 2 0 0
1879 CIN NL 29 1B 72 783 736 5 42 33 .946 10.29 .953 11.13
1879 CIN NL 29 OF 7 16 14 0 2 0 .875 2.00 .838 1.89 0-1-6
1879 CIN NL 29 P 3 14.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.00 .900 2.31 2.30
1879 CIN NL 29 3B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .830 3.40
1879 CIN NL 29 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.40 0 0 0
5 Seasons 1B 186 1906 1783 28 95 84 .950 9.74 .945 10.92
9 Seasons C 182 874 641 123 110 7 .874 4.20 .844 5.48 119 0 0
7 Seasons OF 110 179 130 9 40 0 .777 1.26 .810 1.97 5-33-72
7 Seasons 3B 84 291 104 132 55 6 .811 2.81 .854 3.61
4 Seasons P 34 176.1 50 8 32 10 0 .800 2.04 1.18 .895 2.14 2.16
2 Seasons 2B 5 28 13 9 6 1 .786 4.40 .838 5.92
1 Season SS 5 33 11 18 4 0 .879 5.80 .779 5.06
9 Seasons TOT 606 176.1 3361 2690 351 320 98 .905 2.04 5.02 .900 2.14 6.07 5-33-72 119 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 1.3%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1871 NA  1.8 (10th)
1874 NA  3.1 (7th)
1875 NA  4.6 (9th)
1876 NL  3.6 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1871 NA  1.8 (3rd)
1873 NA  1.7 (8th)
1874 NA  3.1 (1st)
1875 NA  4.7 (2nd)
1877 NL  2.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1871 NA  1.7 (3rd)
1873 NA  1.7 (9th)
1874 NA  2.9 (1st)
1875 NA  4.5 (1st)
1877 NL  2.6 (3rd)
1878 NL  2.5 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1871 NA  .431 (2nd)
1873 NA  .380 (5th)
1874 NA  .359 (2nd)
1875 NA  .355 (3rd)
1876 NL  .347 (5th)
1877 NL  .368 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1871 NA  .435 (3rd)
1873 NA  .390 (5th)
1874 NA  .360 (4th)
1875 NA  .356 (3rd)
1876 NL  .352 (7th)
1877 NL  .387 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1871 NA  .556 (7th)
1873 NA  .490 (4th)
1874 NA  .481 (4th)
1875 NA  .517 (1st)
1877 NL  .455 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1871 NA  .991 (4th)
1873 NA  .879 (4th)
1874 NA  .842 (4th)
1875 NA  .873 (1st)
1876 NL  .757 (10th)
1877 NL  .842 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1874 NA  70 (4th)
1875 NA  82 (5th)
1877 NL  60 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1871 NA  153 (9th)
1874 NA  343 (3rd)
1875 NA  389 (4th)
1876 NL  308 (10th)
1877 NL  266 (9th)
1878 NL  271 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1874 NA  344 (3rd)
1875 NA  390 (5th)
1877 NL  274 (10th)
1878 NL  276 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1871 NA  43 (10th)
1874 NA  91 (1st)
1875 NA  89 (4th)
1876 NL  62 (7th)
1877 NL  58 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  66 (1st)
1874 NA  123 (1st)
1875 NA  138 (2nd)
1876 NL  107 (4th)
1877 NL  98 (2nd)
1878 NL  83 (8th)
1879 NL  105 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1871 NA  85 (3rd)
1874 NA  165 (1st)
1875 NA  201 (1st)
1877 NL  121 (2nd)
1878 NL  107 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1871 NA  9 (8th)
1874 NA  21 (2nd)
1875 NA  36 (1st)
1876 NL  15 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1874 NA  6 (9th)
1875 NA  9 (4th)
1877 NL  7 (5th)
1878 NL  4 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1873 NA  2 (4th)
1874 NA  3 (2nd)
1875 NA  3 (4th)
1878 NL  2 (3rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1871 NA  43 (2nd)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1875 NA  87 (1st)
1876 NL  53 (5th)
1877 NL  36 (6th)
1879 NL  55 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1871 NA  52 (1st)
1874 NA  93 (2nd)
1875 NA  90 (8th)
1876 NL  91 (4th)
1877 NL  82 (1st)
1878 NL  67 (10th)
1879 NL  81 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1871 NA  175 (5th)
1873 NA  157 (3rd)
1874 NA  162 (4th)
1875 NA  192 (2nd)
1877 NL  152 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1871 NA  38 (3rd)
1874 NA  60 (1st)
1875 NA  73 (1st)
1876 NL  44 (9th)
1877 NL  47 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  14 (4th)
1873 NA  13 (7th)
1874 NA  23 (2nd)
1875 NA  36 (1st)
1877 NL  16 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  1.3 (4th)
1873 NA  1.2 (7th)
1874 NA  2.4 (2nd)
1875 NA  4.1 (1st)
1877 NL  1.7 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  14 (9th)
1874 NA  30 (1st)
1875 NA  48 (1st)
1878 NL  16 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1871 NA  67 (2nd)
1874 NA  124 (1st)
1875 NA  139 (2nd)
1876 NL  109 (6th)
1877 NL  106 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1871 NA  .801 (2nd)
1873 NA  .726 (4th)
1874 NA  .747 (3rd)
1875 NA  .829 (1st)
1876 NL  .715 (10th)
1877 NL  .775 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1873 NA  2.0 (10th)
1874 NA  3.8 (2nd)
1875 NA  4.2 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1872 NA  237.0 (4th)
1878 NL  27.1 (8th)
1879 NL  27.2 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1873 NA  96.0 (3rd)
1874 NA  114.3 (4th)
1875 NA  129.7 (7th)
1878 NL  135.5 (4th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1876 NL  1.4 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1877 NL  4 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1876 NL  .714 (3rd)
1877 NL  .333 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1877 NL  1.522 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1877 NL  12.620 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1877 NL  1.076 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1877 NL  1.957 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1877 NL  17 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1875 NA  1 (3rd)
1876 NL  2 (2nd)
1877 NL  2 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1877 NL  92.0 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1877 NL  20 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1877 NL  10 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1877 NL  6 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1877 NL  2 (4th)
1879 NL  1 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1877 NL  11 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1877 NL  129 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1877 NL  1.818 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1877 NL  8 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1877 NL  46 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1877 NL  439 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1876 NL  4 (3rd)
1877 NL  6 (2nd)
1879 NL  1 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1877 NL  67 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1877 NL  3.05 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  6 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1876 NL  0.6 (6th)

Putoutss c a p y
1875 NA  636 (4th)
1879 NL  752 (4th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1871 NA  29 (1st)
1872 NA  39 (3rd)
1877 NL  40 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1871 NA  105 (4th)
1872 NA  149 (4th)
1877 NL  137 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1872 NA  30 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1872 NA  27 (5th)
1877 NL  28 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1877 NL  3 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1877 NL  48 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  55 (4th)
1879 NL  72 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  532 (4th)
1879 NL  736 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  13 (2nd)
1876 NL  10 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  29 (5th)
1879 NL  42 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  28 (2nd)
1876 NL  21 (3rd)
1879 NL  33 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  61 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  78 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  106 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  42 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  6 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1874 NA  57 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1874 NA  29 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1877 NL  5 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1871 NA  .873 (2nd)
1872 NA  .869 (5th)
1873 NA  .907 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1879 NL  10.29 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  .949 (3rd)
1876 NL  .959 (2nd)
1879 NL  .946 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  3.02 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  .814 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 22 (94), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Pitching - 3 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 136 (124), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 34 (722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 41 (473), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Pitching - 1 (2024), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (547), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (119th), 20.5 career WAR/17.6 7yr-peak WAR/19.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
187323Baltimore Canaries$1,750Preston Orem 161
187424Boston Red Stockings$1,500Preston Orem 205
187929Cincinnati Reds$2,000Preston Orem 314
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,250
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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