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John Newell

John A. Newell

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 14, 1868 in Wilmington, DE (All Transactions)
Debut: July 22, 1891 (Age 23.189, 1,610th in MLB history)
Team: Pirates 1891

Last Game: August 1, 1891 (Age 23.199)
Died: January 23, 1919 in Wilmington, DE
Buried: Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE
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1891 23 PIT NL 5 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269 -20 2 1 /5
1 Yr 5 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269 -20 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 616 583 32 65 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269 -20 65 32

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 23 PIT NL 5 19 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /5
1 Season 5 19 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2

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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 Awards
1891 PIT NL 23 3B 5 13 1 10 2 0 .846 2.20 .881 3.68
1 Season 3B 5 13 1 10 2 0 .846 2.20 .881 3.68
1 Season TOT 5 13 1 10 2 0 .846 2.20 .881 3.68
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


  • July 22, 1891: Purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates from Portland (New England) for $500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • August 25, 1891: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1893 25 St. Louis Browns $1,800 ? 1/2/1897 Sporting Life Missed season with injury -- sued for salary
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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