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Buck O'Brien

Thomas Joseph O'Brien

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: May 9, 1882 in Brockton, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1911 (Age 29)
Rookie Status: Lost 1912 [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/WhiteSox 1911-1913

Final Game: August 6, 1913 (Age 31)
Died: July 25, 1959 in Boston, MA
Buried: New Calvary Cemetery, Boston, MA
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Standard Pitching

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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
1911 29 BOS AL 5 1 .833 0.38 6 5 1 5 2 0 47.2 30 9 2 0 21 31 1 0 0 189 875 2.85 1.070 5.7 0.0 4.0 5.9 1.48
1912 30 BOS AL 20 13 .606 2.58 37 34 3 25 2 0 275.2 237 107 79 3 90 115 10 1 5 1100 132 3.25 1.186 7.7 0.1 2.9 3.8 1.28
1913 31 TOT AL 4 11 .267 3.73 21 15 4 6 0 0 108.2 124 56 45 0 48 58 0 0 1 448 79 2.81 1.583 10.3 0.0 4.0 4.8 1.21
1913 31 BOS AL 4 9 .308 3.69 15 12 2 6 0 0 90.1 103 42 37 0 35 54 0 0 1 370 80 2.52 1.528 10.3 0.0 3.5 5.4 1.54
1913 31 CHW AL 0 2 .000 3.93 6 3 2 0 0 0 18.1 21 14 8 0 13 4 0 0 0 78 77 4.25 1.855 10.3 0.0 6.4 2.0 0.31
3 Yrs 29 25 .537 2.63 64 54 8 36 4 0 432.0 391 172 126 3 159 204 11 1 6 1737 125 3.09 1.273 8.1 0.1 3.3 4.3 1.28
162 Game Avg. 17 14 .537 2.63 37 31 5 21 2 0 249 225 99 73 2 92 118 6 1 3 1001 125 3.09 1.273 8.1 0.1 3.3 4.3 1.28
BOS (3 yrs) 29 23 .558 2.57 58 51 6 36 4 0 413.2 370 158 118 3 146 200 11 1 6 1659 128 3.04 1.247 8.0 0.1 3.2 4.4 1.37
CHW (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.93 6 3 2 0 0 0 18.1 21 14 8 0 13 4 0 0 0 78 77 4.25 1.855 10.3 0.0 6.4 2.0 0.31

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
1911 29 BOS AL 47.2 6 5 9 1.70 4.63 -0.02 0.00 98.0 4.56 15 1.8 1.0 -0.0 2.2 20 .794 .511
1912 30 BOS AL 275.2 37 34 107 3.49 4.33 0.10 0.00 102.0 4.32 27 2.9 1.0 -0.3 5.4 54 .579 .518
1913 31 BOS AL 90.1 15 12 42 4.18 3.89 -0.27 0.00 100.0 4.16 0 0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.9 8 .504 .500
1913 31 CHW AL 18.1 6 3 14 6.87 4.03 0.22 0.00 100.0 3.81 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .395 .496
3 Seasons 432.0 64 54 172 3.58 4.26 0.01 0.00 101.1 4.29 36 4.1 1.0 -0.5 8.1 78 .564 .511
BOS (3 yrs) 413.2 58 51 158 3.44 4.27 0.01 0.00 101.1 4.31 42 4.7 1.0 -0.4 8.5 82 .582 .513
CHW (1 yr) 18.1 6 3 14 6.87 4.03 0.22 0.00 100.0 3.81 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .395 .496

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1912 30 BOS AL WS W NYG 0 2 .000 5.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 7 5 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 40 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 4.0 1.33
1 WS 0 2 .000 5.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 7 5 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 40 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 4.0 1.33

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
1911 29 BOS AL 6 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .125 .125 .188 .313 -13 3 0 0 /1
1912 30 BOS AL 37 104 94 4 13 1 1 0 6 0 0 6 27 .138 .190 .170 .360 1 16 0 4 1
1913 31 TOT AL 21 37 33 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 .152 .222 .182 .404 17 6 0 1 1
1913 31 BOS AL 15 34 30 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 .167 .242 .200 .442 28 6 0 1 1
1913 31 CHW AL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
3 Yrs 64 157 143 6 20 3 1 0 8 0 0 9 40 .140 .191 .175 .366 3 25 0 5
162 Game Avg. 162 397 362 15 51 8 3 0 20 0 23 101 .140 .191 .175 .366 3 63 0 13
BOS (3 yrs) 58 154 140 6 20 3 1 0 8 0 0 9 40 .143 .195 .179 .373 5 25 0 5
CHW (1 yr) 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0

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
1911 29 BOS AL 6 16 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1912 30 BOS AL 37 104 -13 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1913 31 BOS AL 15 34 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1913 31 CHW AL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
3 Seasons 64 157 -19 0 0 0 13 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .491 .498 -0.6 0.0 -6
BOS (3 yrs) 58 154 -19 0 0 0 13 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .490 .498 -0.6 0.0 -5
CHW (1 yr) 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0

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
1912 30 BOS AL WS NYG W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1911 BOS AL 29 P 6 47.2 17 3 14 0 1 1.000 3.21 2.83 .938 2.89 2.85
1912 BOS AL 30 P 37 275.2 98 10 83 5 1 .949 3.04 2.51 .940 2.96 2.90
1913 TOT AL 31 P 21 108.2 35 2 33 0 0 1.000 2.90 1.67 .938 3.01 2.98
1913 BOS AL 31 P 15 90.1 29 1 28 0 0 1.000 2.89 1.93 .938 3.01 2.98
1913 CHW AL 31 P 6 18.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.95 1.00 .938 2.99 2.98
3 Seasons P 64 432.0 150 15 130 5 2 .967 3.02 2.27 .939 2.96 2.92
3 Seasons TOT 64 432.0 150 15 130 5 2 .967 3.02 2.27 .939 2.96 2.92
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1912 AL  5.4 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1912 AL  2.58 (6th)

Wins s c a p y
1912 AL  20 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1912 AL  1.186 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1912 AL  7.738 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1912 AL  275.7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1912 AL  115 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1912 AL  34 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1912 AL  25 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1911 AL  2 (9th)
1912 AL  2 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1912 AL  90 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1912 AL  10 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1912 AL  1,100 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1912 AL  132 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1912 AL  25 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1912 AL  2.6 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 22 (1029), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 11 (946), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1020th), 7.5 career WAR/7.5 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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