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Tom Needham

Thomas Joseph Needham (Deerfoot)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 17, 1879 in Ireland (All Transactions)
Debut: May 12, 1904 (Age 25.025, 2,626th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Cubs/Doves/Giants 1904-1914

Final Game: July 8, 1914 (Age 35.082)
Died: December 14, 1926 in Steubenville, OH
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Holly, OH
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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
1904 25 BSN NL 84 282 269 18 70 12 3 4 19 3 11 32 .260 .292 .372 .664 108 100 1 1 2/O
1905 26 BSN NL 83 301 271 21 59 6 1 2 17 3 24 36 .218 .293 .269 .563 70 73 5 1 2/O3
1906 27 BSN NL 83 302 285 11 54 8 2 1 12 3 13 25 .189 .230 .242 .472 49 69 2 2 2/435O
1907 28 BSN NL 86 289 260 19 51 6 2 1 19 4 18 29 .196 .264 .246 .510 61 64 6 5 2/3
1908 29 NYG NL 54 115 91 8 19 3 0 0 11 0 12 11 .209 .339 .242 .581 82 22 6 6 2
1909 30 CHC NL 13 28 28 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -12 4 0 0 /2
1910 31 CHC NL 31 92 76 9 14 3 1 0 10 1 10 10 .184 .287 .250 .537 58 19 1 5 2/3
1911 32 CHC NL 27 73 62 4 12 2 0 0 5 2 9 14 .194 .315 .226 .541 53 14 2 0 2
1912 33 CHC NL 33 104 90 12 16 5 0 0 10 3 7 13 .178 .260 .233 .493 35 21 3 4 2
1913 34 CHC NL 20 47 42 5 10 4 1 0 11 0 0 4 8 .238 .304 .381 .685 95 16 0 1 2/3
1914 35 CHC NL 9 18 17 3 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 4 .118 .167 .176 .343 2 3 0 0 /2
11 Yrs 523 1651 1491 113 311 50 10 8 117 20 0 109 187 .209 .274 .272 .546 67 405 26 25
162 Game Avg. 162 511 462 35 96 15 3 2 36 6 34 58 .209 .274 .272 .546 67 125 8 8
CHC (6 yrs) 133 362 315 36 58 15 2 0 39 7 0 31 54 .184 .270 .244 .514 47 77 6 10
BSN (4 yrs) 336 1174 1085 69 234 32 8 8 67 13 66 122 .216 .270 .282 .552 72 306 14 9
NYG (1 yr) 54 115 91 8 19 3 0 0 11 0 12 11 .209 .339 .242 .581 82 22 6 6

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
1904 25 BSN NL 84 282 2 -0 0 -4 5 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .503 .502 1.6 0.1 15 2/O
1905 26 BSN NL 83 301 -8 -0 0 -4 5 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.1 .490 .495 0.6 0.1 6 2/O3
1906 27 BSN NL 83 302 -15 -0 0 0 5 -10 -1.3 10 -0 -0.2 .485 .492 -0.2 0.6 -0 2/435O
1907 28 BSN NL 86 289 -10 -0 0 -1 5 -7 -0.9 9 3 0.1 .490 .495 0.3 0.4 4 2/3
1908 29 NYG NL 54 115 -1 0 0 -1 2 0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.6 0.1 5 2
1909 30 CHC NL 13 28 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .473 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 /2
1910 31 CHC NL 31 92 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .491 .498 0.0 0.2 0 2/3
1911 32 CHC NL 27 73 -4 -0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0 2
1912 33 CHC NL 33 104 -8 0 0 1 2 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .483 .497 -0.3 0.3 -3 2
1913 34 CHC NL 20 47 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 0.1 2 2/3
1914 35 CHC NL 9 18 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
11 Seasons 523 1651 -54 -1 0 -9 27 -36 -4.4 53 17 1.2 .492 .497 2.4 2.1 26
CHC (6 yrs) 133 362 -21 0 0 1 6 -14 -1.6 11 -3 -0.5 .488 .498 -0.5 0.7 -4
BSN (4 yrs) 336 1174 -32 -1 0 -9 19 -22 -2.8 38 16 1.2 .492 .496 2.4 1.2 25
NYG (1 yr) 54 115 -1 0 0 -1 2 0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.6 0.1 5

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1910 31 CHC NL WS PHA L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

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
1904 BSN NL 25 C 77 493 326 140 27 8 .945 6.05 .964 6.01 16 109 102 48% 46%
1904 BSN NL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-1-0
1905 BSN NL 26 C 77 449 292 134 23 6 .949 5.53 .963 6.20 14 136 98 42% 45%
1905 BSN NL 26 OF 3 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.33 .955 1.97 0-3-0
1905 BSN NL 26 1B 2 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 9.50 .981 10.75
1906 BSN NL 27 C 76 448 317 114 17 9 .962 5.67 .970 6.25 9 108 83 43% 45%
1906 BSN NL 27 2B 5 24 6 16 2 0 .917 4.40 .947 5.02
1906 BSN NL 27 1B 2 19 19 0 0 1 1.000 9.50 .984 10.80
1906 BSN NL 27 3B 1 2 0 1 1 1 .500 1.00 .930 3.20
1906 BSN NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-1-0
1907 BSN NL 28 C 78 395 281 101 13 9 .967 4.90 .971 5.98 11 116 75 39% 45%
1907 BSN NL 28 1B 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .984 10.60
1908 NYG NL 29 C 47 203 168 30 5 2 .975 4.21 .971 5.92 6 21 22 51% 46%
1909 CHC NL 30 C 7 49 43 5 1 0 .980 6.86 .965 6.27 0 6 4 40% 45%
1910 CHC NL 31 C 27 165 131 31 3 0 .982 6.00 .973 6.30 3 21 20 49% 44%
1910 CHC NL 31 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .985 10.40
1911 CHC NL 32 C 23 128 94 32 2 2 .984 5.48 .966 6.44 1 15 23 61% 44%
1912 CHC NL 33 C 32 156 116 39 1 3 .994 4.84 .969 6.31 1 27 28 51% 44%
1913 CHC NL 34 C 14 78 51 24 3 4 .962 5.36 .970 6.29 1 12 18 60% 44%
1913 CHC NL 34 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .985 10.40
1914 CHC NL 35 C 7 3 3 35 22 11 2 0 .943 4.71 .970 6.31 2 5 7 58% 44%
11 Seasons C 465 3 3 2599 1841 661 97 43 .963 5.38 .968 6.14 64 576 480 45% 45%
5 Seasons 1B 7 49 48 1 0 2 1.000 7.00 .983 10.64
1 Season 2B 5 24 6 16 2 0 .917 4.40 .947 5.02
3 Seasons OF 5 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.20 .955 1.94 0-5-0
1 Season 3B 1 2 0 1 1 1 .500 1.00 .930 3.20
11 Seasons TOT 483 3 3 2676 1896 679 101 46 .962 5.33 .968 6.15 0-5-0 64 576 480 45% 45%
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

Assists as C s c a p y
1904 NL  140 (3rd)
1905 NL  134 (4th)
1906 NL  114 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1904 NL  27 (2nd)
1905 NL  23 (5th)
1906 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1906 NL  9 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1904 NL  16 (1st)
1905 NL  14 (5th)
1907 NL  11 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1904 NL  109 (4th)
1905 NL  136 (2nd)
1906 NL  108 (3rd)
1907 NL  116 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1904 NL  102 (4th)
1905 NL  98 (5th)
1906 NL  83 (5th)
Career  480 (70th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1908 NL  51.2 (4th)
1910 NL  48.8 (3rd)
1911 NL  60.5 (1st)
1912 NL  50.9 (2nd)
Career  45.5 (83rd)

             

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Name and misspellings: Thomas Deerfoot Joseph tim Tom tommy Needham

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