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Buzz Murphy

Robert Sylvester Murphy

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: April 26, 1895 in Denver, CO (All Transactions)
Debut: July 14, 1918 (Age 23.079, 4,703rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Braves 1918-1919

Final Game: September 21, 1919 (Age 24.148)
Died: May 11, 1938 in Denver, CO
Buried: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO
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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
1918 23 BSN NL 9 36 32 6 12 2 3 1 9 0 3 5 .375 .429 .719 1.147 255 23 0 1 /7O
1919 24 WSH AL 79 286 252 19 66 7 4 0 28 5 19 32 .262 .326 .321 .648 83 81 5 11 O87
2 Yrs 88 322 284 25 78 9 7 1 37 5 22 37 .275 .338 .366 .704 100 104 5 12
162 Game Avg. 162 593 523 46 144 17 13 2 68 9 41 68 .275 .338 .366 .704 100 191 9 22
WSH (1 yr) 79 286 252 19 66 7 4 0 28 5 19 32 .262 .326 .321 .648 83 81 5 11
BSN (1 yr) 9 36 32 6 12 2 3 1 9 0 3 5 .375 .429 .719 1.147 255 23 0 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
1918 23 BSN NL 9 36 5 0 0 -1 -0 4 0.4 1 5 0.6 .548 .503 0.7 -0.2 6 /7O
1919 24 WSH AL 79 286 -6 -0 0 2 -3 -6 -0.7 11 4 0.4 .491 .496 0.2 -0.0 2 O87
2 Seasons 88 322 -0 -0 0 1 -3 -3 -0.3 12 9 1.0 .497 .496 0.8 -0.2 8
WSH (1 yr) 79 286 -6 -0 0 2 -3 -6 -0.7 11 4 0.4 .491 .496 0.2 -0.0 2
BSN (1 yr) 9 36 5 0 0 -1 -0 4 0.4 1 5 0.6 .548 .503 0.7 -0.2 6

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
1918 BSN NL 23 LF 9 8 8 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.44 .965 2.22
1918 BSN NL 23 OF 9 8 8 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.44 .962 2.26
1919 WSH AL 24 OF 73 67 61 193 177 8 8 3 .959 2.53 .958 2.26
1919 WSH AL 24 CF 41 38 37 122 117 3 2 1 .984 2.93 .961 2.64
1919 WSH AL 24 LF 32 29 24 74 63 5 6 2 .919 2.13 .961 2.21
2 Seasons OF 82 75 69 206 190 8 8 3 .961 2.41 .958 2.26 41-41-0
2 Seasons LF 41 37 32 87 76 5 6 2 .931 1.98 .961 2.21
1 Season CF 41 38 37 122 117 3 2 1 .984 2.93 .961 2.64
2 Seasons TOT 82 75 69 206 190 8 8 3 .961 2.41 .958 2.26 41-41-0
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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  2 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1919 AL  2.53 (5th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Robert Buzz Sylvester murphey Murphy

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