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Billy O'Brien

William Smith O'Brien

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 14, 1860 in Albany, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1884 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Nationals/Gladiators/WhiteCaps/Cowboys 1884-1890

Final Game: July 24, 1890 (Age 30)
Died: May 26, 1911 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1884 24 STP UA 1 0 1.000 1.80 2.77 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 8 5 2 0 3 7 0 1 42 112 1.100 7.2 0.0 2.7 6.3 2.33
1 Yr 1 0 1.000 1.80 2.77 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 8 5 2 0 3 7 0 1 42 112 1.100 7.2 0.0 2.7 6.3 2.33
162 Game Avg. 34 0 1.000 1.80 2.77 68 0 68 0 0 0 340 272 170 68 0 102 238 0 34 1428 112 1.100 7.2 0.0 2.7 6.3 2.33

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
1884 24 STP UA 10.0 2 0 5 4.50 5.67 0.23 0.00 60.0 3.26 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .441 .499
1 Season 10.0 2 0 5 4.50 5.67 0.23 0.00 60.0 3.26 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .441 .499

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+
1884 24 1 0 1.000 1.80 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 8 5 2 0 3 7 0 1 42 112 1.100 7.2 0.0 2.7 6.3 2.33 112

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
1884 24 1 2 .333 4.70 23.0 20 13 12 0 8 16 0 1.217 7.8 3.1 6.3 2.00 0.0 2
1 Yr 1 2 .333 4.70 23.0 20 13 12 0 8 16 0 1.217 7.8 6.3 2.00 0.0 2

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