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The Only Nolan

Edward Sylvester Nolan

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 171 lb.

Born: November 7, 1857 in Canada(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1878 (Age 20.175)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Blues/Quicksteps/Quakers/Alleghenys 1878-1885

Final Game: October 9, 1885 (Age 27.336)
Died: May 18, 1913 in Paterson, NJ
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1878 20 IND NL 13 22 .371 2.57 38 38 0 37 1 0 347.0 357 208 99 1 56 125 0 21 1469 80 2.34 1.190 9.3 0.0 1.5 3.2 2.23
1881 23 CLV NL 8 14 .364 3.05 22 21 1 20 0 0 180.0 183 111 61 3 38 54 0 10 768 86 2.94 1.228 9.2 0.2 1.9 2.7 1.42
1883 25 PIT AA 0 7 .000 4.25 7 7 0 6 0 0 55.0 81 44 26 0 10 23 0 6 262 76 2.96 1.655 13.3 0.0 1.6 3.8 2.30
1884 26 WIL UA 1 4 .200 2.93 5 5 0 5 0 0 40.0 44 28 13 1 7 52 0 13 175 116 1.52 1.275 9.9 0.2 1.6 11.7 7.43
1885 27 PHI NL 1 5 .167 4.17 7 7 0 6 0 0 54.0 55 43 25 1 24 20 0 5 239 68 3.71 1.463 9.2 0.2 4.0 3.3 0.83
5 Yrs 23 52 .307 2.98 79 78 1 74 1 0 676.0 720 434 224 6 135 274 0 55 2913 82 2.61 1.265 9.6 0.1 1.8 3.6 2.03
162 Game Avg. 10 23 .307 2.98 34 34 0 32 0 0 293 312 188 97 3 58 119 0 24 1262 82 2.61 1.265 9.6 0.1 1.8 3.6 2.03
PIT (1 yr) 0 7 .000 4.25 7 7 0 6 0 0 55.0 81 44 26 0 10 23 0 6 262 76 2.96 1.655 13.3 0.0 1.6 3.8 2.30
PHI (1 yr) 1 5 .167 4.17 7 7 0 6 0 0 54.0 55 43 25 1 24 20 0 5 239 68 3.71 1.463 9.2 0.2 4.0 3.3 0.83
IND (1 yr) 13 22 .371 2.57 38 38 0 37 1 0 347.0 357 208 99 1 56 125 0 21 1469 80 2.34 1.190 9.3 0.0 1.5 3.2 2.23
CLV (1 yr) 8 14 .364 3.05 22 21 1 20 0 0 180.0 183 111 61 3 38 54 0 10 768 86 2.94 1.228 9.2 0.2 1.9 2.7 1.42
WIL (1 yr) 1 4 .200 2.93 5 5 0 5 0 0 40.0 44 28 13 1 7 52 0 13 175 116 1.52 1.275 9.9 0.2 1.6 11.7 7.43
NL (3 yrs) 22 41 .349 2.87 67 66 1 63 1 0 581.0 595 362 185 5 118 199 0 36 2476 80 2.65 1.227 9.2 0.1 1.8 3.1 1.69
AA (1 yr) 0 7 .000 4.25 7 7 0 6 0 0 55.0 81 44 26 0 10 23 0 6 262 76 2.96 1.655 13.3 0.0 1.6 3.8 2.30
UA (1 yr) 1 4 .200 2.93 5 5 0 5 0 0 40.0 44 28 13 1 7 52 0 13 175 116 1.52 1.275 9.9 0.2 1.6 11.7 7.43
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1878 20 IND NL 347.0 38 38 208 5.39 5.28 0.03 0.00 89.0 4.67 -27 -2.5 -0.6 -0.0 7 .433 .484
1881 23 CLV NL 180.0 22 21 111 5.55 5.17 0.07 0.00 95.0 4.84 -14 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 0.3 5 .443 .492
1883 25 PIT AA 55.0 7 7 44 7.20 5.78 -0.56 0.00 98.0 6.21 -6 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .432 .497
1884 26 WIL UA 40.0 5 5 28 6.30 5.72 -0.63 0.00 109.0 6.92 3 0.3 -0.1 0.2 2 .552 .502
1885 27 PHI NL 54.0 7 7 43 7.17 5.00 0.24 0.00 98.0 4.67 -14 -1.1 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .338 .493
5 Seasons 676.0 79 78 434 5.78 5.29 -0.03 0.00 93.2 4.98 -58 -5.1 1.0 -0.9 -0.4 2 .435 .489
PIT (1 yr) 55.0 7 7 44 7.20 5.78 -0.56 0.00 98.0 6.21 -6 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .432 .497
PHI (1 yr) 54.0 7 7 43 7.17 5.00 0.24 0.00 98.0 4.67 -14 -1.1 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .338 .493
IND (1 yr) 347.0 38 38 208 5.39 5.28 0.03 0.00 89.0 4.67 -27 -2.5 -0.6 -0.0 7 .433 .484
CLV (1 yr) 180.0 22 21 111 5.55 5.17 0.07 0.00 95.0 4.84 -14 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 0.3 5 .443 .492
WIL (1 yr) 40.0 5 5 28 6.30 5.72 -0.63 0.00 109.0 6.92 3 0.3 -0.1 0.2 2 .552 .502

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1878 20 13 22 .371 2.57 38 38 0 37 1 0 347.0 357 208 99 1 56 125 0 21 1469 80 1.190 9.3 0.0 1.5 3.2 2.23 80
1879 21 13 22 .371 2.57 38 38 0 37 1 0 347.0 357 208 99 1 56 125 0 21 1469 80 1.190 9.3 0.0 1.5 3.2 2.23 80
1880 22 13 22 .371 2.57 38 38 0 37 1 0 347.0 357 208 99 1 56 125 0 21 1469 80 1.190 9.3 0.0 1.5 3.2 2.23 80
1881 23 21 36 .368 2.73 60 59 1 57 1 0 527.0 540 319 160 4 94 179 0 31 2237 82 1.203 9.2 0.1 1.6 3.1 1.90 82
1882 24 21 36 .368 2.73 60 59 1 57 1 0 527.0 540 319 160 4 94 179 0 31 2237 82 1.203 9.2 0.1 1.6 3.1 1.90 82
1883 25 21 43 .328 2.88 67 66 1 63 1 0 582.0 621 363 186 4 104 202 0 37 2499 81 1.246 9.6 0.1 1.6 3.1 1.94 81
1884 26 22 47 .319 2.88 72 71 1 68 1 0 622.0 665 391 199 5 111 254 0 50 2674 84 1.248 9.6 0.1 1.6 3.7 2.29 84
1885 27 23 52 .307 2.98 79 78 1 74 1 0 676.0 720 434 224 6 135 274 0 55 2913 82 1.265 9.6 0.1 1.8 3.6 2.03 82

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1878 20 43 59 .422 4.68 922.0 922 532 479 3 145 332 0 1.157 9.0 1.4 3.2 2.29 0.0 38
1881 23 17 22 .436 4.62 347.0 335 198 178 5 70 104 0 1.167 8.7 1.8 2.7 1.49 0.1 22
1883 25 4 6 .400 5.04 91.0 114 57 51 0 14 38 0 1.407 11.3 1.4 3.8 2.71 0.0 7
1884 26 5 5 .500 4.05 91.0 82 46 41 2 13 119 0 1.044 8.1 1.3 11.8 9.15 0.2 5
1885 27 3 6 .333 5.81 79.0 77 57 51 1 34 29 0 1.405 8.8 3.9 3.3 0.85 0.1 7
5 Yrs 72 98 .424 4.71 1530.0 1530 890 800 11 276 622 0 1.180 9.0 3.7 2.25 0.1 79

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1878 NL  2.57 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1878 NL  13 (5th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1878 NL  .371 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1878 NL  1.190 (7th)
1881 NL  1.228 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  9.259 (6th)
1881 NL  9.150 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  1.452 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  3.242 (4th)
1881 NL  2.700 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1878 NL  38 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1878 NL  347.0 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1878 NL  125 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1878 NL  38 (5th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1878 NL  37 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1878 NL  1 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  1 (6th)
1881 NL  3 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  56 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1878 NL  357 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  2.232 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  0.026 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1878 NL  22 (3rd)
1881 NL  14 (10th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  99 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1878 NL  21 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1878 NL  1,469 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1878 NL  80 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1878 NL  2.34 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1857-11-07 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 29 (831), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2053), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 13 (640), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1847th), 0.6 career WAR/0.6 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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