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Morgan Murphy

Morgan Edward Murphy

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 14, 1867 in East Providence, RI (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1890 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1890 [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Browns/Phillies/Athletics/Pirates 1890-1901

Final Game: May 31, 1901 (Age 34)
Died: October 3, 1938 in Providence, RI
Buried: St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
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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
1890 23 BOS PL 68 272 246 38 56 10 2 2 32 16 24 31 .228 .301 .309 .610 61 76 2 2/65O
1891 24 BOS AA 106 443 402 60 87 11 4 4 54 17 36 58 .216 .289 .294 .582 66 118 5 *2/O
1892 25 CIN NL 74 260 234 29 46 8 2 2 24 4 25 57 .197 .277 .274 .550 67 64 1 2
1893 26 CIN NL 57 217 200 25 47 5 1 1 19 1 14 35 .235 .295 .285 .580 53 57 3 2/3
1894 27 CIN NL 76 294 261 42 70 9 0 1 37 6 26 36 .268 .337 .314 .651 56 82 1 6 2/56
1895 28 CIN NL 25 94 82 15 22 2 0 0 16 6 11 8 .268 .355 .293 .648 65 24 0 1 2
1896 29 STL NL 49 189 175 12 45 5 2 0 11 1 8 14 .257 .290 .309 .598 60 54 0 6 2
1897 30 STL NL 63 222 211 13 36 2 0 0 12 1 6 8 .171 .197 .180 .377 1 38 1 4 2/3
1898 31 TOT NL 30 114 102 6 19 3 0 0 13 0 7 18 .186 .245 .216 .461 34 22 1 4 2
1898 31 PIT NL 5 18 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -13 2 0 1 /2
1898 31 PHI NL 25 96 86 6 17 3 0 0 11 0 6 14 .198 .258 .233 .491 43 20 1 3 2
1900 33 PHI NL 11 37 36 2 10 0 1 0 3 0 0 3 .278 .278 .333 .611 69 12 0 1 2
1901 34 PHA AL 9 28 28 5 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 .214 .214 .250 .464 26 7 0 0 /23
11 Yrs 568 2170 1977 247 444 56 12 10 227 53 157 269 .225 .286 .280 .567 53 554 14 22
162 Game Avg. 162 619 564 70 127 16 3 3 65 15 45 77 .225 .286 .280 .567 53 158 4
CIN (4 yrs) 232 865 777 111 185 24 3 4 96 17 76 136 .238 .310 .292 .602 59 227 5 7
PHI (2 yrs) 36 133 122 8 27 3 1 0 14 0 6 17 .221 .264 .262 .526 51 32 1 4
STL (2 yrs) 112 411 386 25 81 7 2 0 23 2 14 22 .210 .239 .238 .478 28 92 1 10
BOS (2 yrs) 174 715 648 98 143 21 6 6 86 33 60 89 .221 .294 .299 .593 64 194 7
PIT (1 yr) 5 18 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -13 2 0 1
PHA (1 yr) 9 28 28 5 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 .214 .214 .250 .464 26 7 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 385 1427 1301 144 295 34 6 4 135 19 97 179 .227 .284 .271 .555 49 353 7 22
AA (1 yr) 106 443 402 60 87 11 4 4 54 17 36 58 .216 .289 .294 .582 66 118 5
AL (1 yr) 9 28 28 5 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 .214 .214 .250 .464 26 7 0 0
PL (1 yr) 68 272 246 38 56 10 2 2 32 16 24 31 .228 .301 .309 .610 61 76 2

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
1890 23 BOS PL 68 272 -17 1 0 3 4 -9 -0.7 7 -3 -0.0 .490 .496 -0.3 0.7 -6 2/65O
1891 24 BOS AA 106 443 -22 -1 0 9 7 -7 -0.6 11 3 0.5 .494 .496 -0.4 1.4 -6 *2/O
1892 25 CIN NL 74 260 -12 -1 0 5 4 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.1 0.9 0 2
1893 26 CIN NL 57 217 -17 0 0 2 4 -12 -0.9 7 -4 -0.2 .484 .494 -0.4 0.4 -6 2/3
1894 27 CIN NL 76 294 -24 -1 0 1 5 -18 -1.4 10 -8 -0.4 .482 .492 -0.4 0.4 -9 2/56
1895 28 CIN NL 25 94 -4 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.2 3 0 0.1 .491 .499 0.1 0.1 0 2
1896 29 STL NL 49 189 -11 -0 0 0 3 -8 -0.7 6 -2 -0.1 .486 .496 -0.1 0.2 -2 2
1897 30 STL NL 63 222 -31 0 0 1 4 -27 -2.3 8 -19 -1.6 .463 .486 -1.6 0.4 -20 2/3
1898 31 PIT NL 5 18 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .456 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
1898 31 PHI NL 25 96 -7 0 0 1 2 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.0 .486 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1 2
1900 33 PHI NL 11 37 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .492 .499 0.1 0.1 0 2
1901 34 PHA AL 9 28 -3 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .466 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /23
11 Seasons 568 2170 -154 -1 0 21 35 -98 -8.2 67 -31 -1.6 .486 .495 -3.3 4.8 -52
CIN (4 yrs) 232 865 -57 -1 0 8 14 -37 -2.9 30 -7 0.0 .488 .495 -0.6 1.8 -15
PHI (2 yrs) 36 133 -8 1 0 1 2 -5 -0.5 5 -0 0.0 .488 .498 -0.1 0.3 -1
STL (2 yrs) 112 411 -43 -0 0 1 7 -35 -3.0 14 -21 -1.6 .473 .490 -1.7 0.6 -22
BOS (2 yrs) 174 715 -40 -0 0 12 11 -17 -1.3 17 1 0.4 .492 .496 -0.7 2.0 -11
PIT (1 yr) 5 18 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .456 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
PHA (1 yr) 9 28 -3 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .466 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1890 BOS PL 23 C 67 350 257 59 34 8 .903 4.72 .901 5.36 18 66 50 43% 37%
1890 BOS PL 23 SS 2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.50 .867 5.15
1890 BOS PL 23 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.50
1890 BOS PL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-1-0
1891 BOS AA 24 C 104 681 532 118 31 8 .954 6.25 .929 6.19 28 123 103 46% 38%
1891 BOS AA 24 OF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .910 1.88 1-2-1
1892 CIN NL 25 C 74 400 315 67 18 6 .955 5.16 .936 5.87 22 104 50 32% 37%
1893 CIN NL 26 C 56 222 162 45 15 6 .932 3.70 .936 4.78 11 80 40 33% 37%
1893 CIN NL 26 1B 1 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 9.00 .978 10.60
1894 CIN NL 27 C 75 294 195 70 29 5 .901 3.53 .924 4.60 6 134 78 37% 37%
1894 CIN NL 27 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .880 3.50
1894 CIN NL 27 SS 1 7 1 5 1 0 .857 6.00 .897 5.70
1895 CIN NL 28 C 25 97 70 18 9 1 .907 3.52 .938 4.63 2 37 19 34% 37%
1896 STL NL 29 C 48 244 178 48 18 5 .926 4.71 .943 4.59 7 109 54 33% 37%
1897 STL NL 30 C 54 222 147 63 12 3 .946 3.89 .948 4.73 5 123 61 33% 37%
1897 STL NL 30 1B 8 50 46 4 0 3 1.000 6.25 .980 10.22
1898 TOT NL 31 C 30 134 91 38 5 3 .963 4.30 .953 4.82 2 28 30 52% 44%
1898 PIT NL 31 C 5 23 14 8 1 1 .957 4.40 .953 4.82 1 5 6 55% 44%
1898 PHI NL 31 C 25 111 77 30 4 2 .964 4.28 .953 4.82 1 23 24 51% 44%
1900 PHI NL 33 C 11 49 33 15 1 1 .980 4.36 .949 4.98 5 18 13 42% 45%
1901 PHA AL 34 C 8 42 32 7 3 1 .929 4.88 .950 4.97 2 9 6 40% 44%
1901 PHA AL 34 1B 1 9 7 0 2 0 .778 7.00 .974 10.80
11 Seasons C 552 2735 2012 548 175 47 .936 4.64 .931 5.22 108 831 504 38% 38%
3 Seasons 1B 10 68 60 6 2 3 .971 6.60 .979 10.32
2 Seasons OF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20 .910 1.92 1-3-1
2 Seasons SS 3 10 1 8 1 0 .900 3.00 .888 5.33
2 Seasons 3B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 3.50
11 Seasons TOT 572 2816 2075 563 178 50 .937 4.61 .932 5.27 1-3-1 108 831 504 38% 38%
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1890 PL  0.7 (10th)
1891 AA  1.4 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1891 AA  58 (7th)
1894 NL  36 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1890 PL  67 (5th)
1891 AA  104 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1891 AA  532 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1891 AA  118 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1891 AA  31 (5th)
1894 NL  29 (4th)
Career  175 (55th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1890 PL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
Career  831 (53rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1891 AA  103 (2nd)
Career  504 (63rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1890 PL  43.1 (4th)
1891 AA  45.6 (2nd)
1898 NL  51.7 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1891 AA  6.25 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1890 PL  .903 (4th)
1891 AA  .954 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1570), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (1409th), -1.6 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Morgan Edward Morgan murphey Murphy

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