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Hank O'Day

Henry M. O'Day

Positions: Pitcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 8, 1859 in Chicago, IL
School: St. Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1884 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Nationals/BlueStockings/Giants/PittsburghAlleghenys 1884-1890

Final Game: October 3, 1890 (Age 31)
Died: July 2, 1935 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Evanston, IL
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Umpire in 2013.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1114. Tomo Ohka… #1115. John Ewing… #1116. Sheriff Blake… #1117. HANK O'DAY… #1118. Si Johnson… #1119. Bob Weiland… #1120. Mike Sirotka… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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 TOL AA 9 28 .243 3.75 3.29 41 40 1 35 2 1 326.2 335 241 136 6 66 163 18 0 40 1412 90 1.228 9.2 0.2 1.8 4.5 2.47
1885 25 PIT AA 5 7 .417 3.67 3.36 12 12 0 10 0 0 103.0 110 77 42 4 16 36 7 0 11 449 89 1.223 9.6 0.3 1.4 3.1 2.25
1886 26 WHS NL 2 2 .500 1.65 2.49 6 6 0 6 0 0 49.0 41 17 9 1 17 47 0 3 204 195 1.184 7.5 0.2 3.1 8.6 2.76
1887 27 WHS NL 8 20 .286 4.17 4.76 30 30 0 29 0 0 254.2 255 197 118 15 109 86 9 0 31 1122 97 1.429 9.0 0.5 3.9 3.0 0.79
1888 28 WHS NL 16 29 .356 3.10 3.26 46 46 0 46 2 0 403.0 359 208 139 19 117 186 16 0 17 1680 90 1.181 8.0 0.4 2.6 4.2 1.59
1889 29 TOT NL 11 11 .500 4.31 4.78 23 23 0 19 0 0 186.0 200 139 89 9 92 51 13 0 4 854 91 1.570 9.7 0.4 4.5 2.5 0.55
1889 29 WHS NL 2 10 .167 4.33 5.17 13 13 0 11 0 0 108.0 117 88 52 7 57 23 6 0 4 499 89 1.611 9.8 0.6 4.8 1.9 0.40
1889 29 NYG NL 9 1 .900 4.27 4.24 10 10 0 8 0 0 78.0 83 51 37 2 35 28 7 0 0 355 94 1.513 9.6 0.2 4.0 3.2 0.80
1890 30 NYI PL 22 13 .629 4.21 4.41 43 35 7 32 1 3 329.0 355 249 154 11 161 94 18 0 16 1526 108 1.568 9.7 0.3 4.4 2.6 0.58
7 Yrs 73 110 .399 3.74 3.88 201 192 8 177 5 4 1651.1 1655 1128 687 65 578 663 81 0 122 7247 97 1.352 9.0 0.4 3.2 3.6 1.15
162 Game Avg. 13 19 .399 3.74 3.88 35 33 1 31 1 1 286 286 195 119 11 100 115 0 21 1254 97 1.352 9.0 0.4 3.2 3.6 1.15
WHS (4 yrs) 28 61 .315 3.51 3.94 95 95 0 92 2 0 814.2 772 510 318 42 300 342 31 0 55 3505 95 1.316 8.5 0.5 3.3 3.8 1.14
TOL (1 yr) 9 28 .243 3.75 3.29 41 40 1 35 2 1 326.2 335 241 136 6 66 163 18 0 40 1412 90 1.228 9.2 0.2 1.8 4.5 2.47
NYI (1 yr) 22 13 .629 4.21 4.41 43 35 7 32 1 3 329.0 355 249 154 11 161 94 18 0 16 1526 108 1.568 9.7 0.3 4.4 2.6 0.58
NYG (1 yr) 9 1 .900 4.27 4.24 10 10 0 8 0 0 78.0 83 51 37 2 35 28 7 0 0 355 94 1.513 9.6 0.2 4.0 3.2 0.80
PIT (1 yr) 5 7 .417 3.67 3.36 12 12 0 10 0 0 103.0 110 77 42 4 16 36 7 0 11 449 89 1.223 9.6 0.3 1.4 3.1 2.25
NL (4 yrs) 37 62 .374 3.58 3.96 105 105 0 100 2 0 892.2 855 561 355 44 335 370 38 0 55 3860 95 1.333 8.6 0.4 3.4 3.7 1.10
AA (2 yrs) 14 35 .286 3.73 3.30 53 52 1 45 2 1 429.2 445 318 178 10 82 199 25 0 51 1861 90 1.227 9.3 0.2 1.7 4.2 2.43
PL (1 yr) 22 13 .629 4.21 4.41 43 35 7 32 1 3 329.0 355 249 154 11 161 94 18 0 16 1526 108 1.568 9.7 0.3 4.4 2.6 0.58

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 TOL AA 326.2 41 40 241 6.64 5.32 0.12 0.00 105.0 5.46 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.4 -1.2 -21 .433 .483
1885 25 PIT AA 103.0 12 12 77 6.73 5.57 0.13 0.00 99.0 5.39 -14 -1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -8 .399 .493
1886 26 WHS NL 49.0 6 6 17 3.12 5.48 -0.13 0.00 99.0 5.55 14 1.5 -0.1 1.9 19 .749 .509
1887 27 WHS NL 254.2 30 30 197 6.96 6.27 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.37 -7 -0.5 -0.4 1.5 16 .482 .497
1888 28 WHS NL 403.0 46 46 208 4.65 4.68 -0.09 0.00 98.0 4.68 9 0.9 -0.4 4.2 40 .520 .506
1889 29 WHS NL 108.0 13 13 88 7.33 5.96 -0.39 0.00 98.0 6.22 -12 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .425 .494 $2,000
1889 29 NYG NL 78.0 10 10 51 5.88 5.66 0.17 0.00 101.0 5.54 -2 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 7 .483 .499
1890 30 NYI PL 329.0 43 35 249 6.81 6.76 0.09 0.00 107.0 7.14 13 1.0 1.0 -0.4 2.9 44 .523 .506
7 Seasons 1651.1 201 192 1128 6.15 5.68 -0.01 0.00 101.7 5.80 -30 -2.2 1.0 -1.9 9.0 95 .489 .498 $2,000
WHS (4 yrs) 814.2 95 95 510 5.63 5.40 -0.14 0.00 98.7 5.47 4 0.9 -1.0 7.6 74 .509 .501 $2,000
TOL (1 yr) 326.2 41 40 241 6.64 5.32 0.12 0.00 105.0 5.46 -31 -2.7 1.0 -0.4 -1.2 -21 .433 .483
NYI (1 yr) 329.0 43 35 249 6.81 6.76 0.09 0.00 107.0 7.14 13 1.0 1.0 -0.4 2.9 44 .523 .506
NYG (1 yr) 78.0 10 10 51 5.88 5.66 0.17 0.00 101.0 5.54 -2 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 7 .483 .499
PIT (1 yr) 103.0 12 12 77 6.73 5.57 0.13 0.00 99.0 5.39 -14 -1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -8 .399 .493

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
1889 29 NYG NL WS W BRO 2 0 1.000 1.17 3 2 1 2 0 0 23.0 10 3 3 0 14 12 1.043 3.9 0.0 5.5 4.7 0.86
1 WS 2 0 1.000 1.17 3 2 1 2 0 0 23.0 10 3 3 0 14 12 1.043 3.9 0.0 5.5 4.7 0.86

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1884 24 TOL AA 64 253 242 23 51 9 1 0 10 .211 .245 .256 .501 61 62 1 1O/35
1885 25 PIT AA 13 50 49 7 12 2 1 0 3 1 .245 .260 .327 .587 85 16 0 1/O
1886 26 WHS NL 6 19 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .053 .053 .053 .105 -67 1 /1
1887 27 WHS NL 36 123 116 10 23 3 0 0 7 1 7 15 .198 .244 .224 .468 33 26 0 1/6O
1888 28 WHS NL 47 170 166 6 23 2 0 0 6 3 4 41 .139 .159 .151 .309 1 25 0 1/6
1889 29 TOT NL 23 83 75 6 11 1 0 0 7 2 7 17 .147 .229 .160 .389 11 12 1 1
1889 29 WHS NL 13 47 44 1 8 1 0 0 4 0 3 7 .182 .234 .205 .439 27 9 0 1
1889 29 NYG NL 10 36 31 5 3 0 0 0 3 2 4 10 .097 .222 .097 .319 -11 3 1 1
1890 30 NYI PL 43 160 150 24 34 2 1 1 23 1 10 27 .227 .275 .273 .548 41 41 0 1
7 Yrs 232 858 817 76 155 19 3 1 46 7 39 109 .190 .228 .224 .452 35 183 2
162 Game Avg. 162 599 570 53 108 13 2 1 32 27 .190 .228 .224 .452 35 128
WHS (4 yrs) 102 359 345 17 55 6 0 0 17 4 14 72 .159 .192 .177 .369 13 61 0
TOL (1 yr) 64 253 242 23 51 9 1 0 10 .211 .245 .256 .501 61 62 1
NYI (1 yr) 43 160 150 24 34 2 1 1 23 1 10 27 .227 .275 .273 .548 41 41 0
NYG (1 yr) 10 36 31 5 3 0 0 0 3 2 4 10 .097 .222 .097 .319 -11 3 1
PIT (1 yr) 13 50 49 7 12 2 1 0 3 1 .245 .260 .327 .587 85 16 0
NL (4 yrs) 112 395 376 22 58 6 0 0 20 6 18 82 .154 .195 .170 .365 11 64 1
AA (2 yrs) 77 303 291 30 63 11 2 0 3 11 .216 .248 .268 .516 65 78 1
PL (1 yr) 43 160 150 24 34 2 1 1 23 1 10 27 .227 .275 .273 .548 41 41 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
1884 24 TOL AA 64 253 -10 0 0 1 7 -2 -0.4 0 -2 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.2 -3 1O/35
1885 25 PIT AA 13 50 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1/O
1886 26 WHS NL 6 19 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .447 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /1
1887 27 WHS NL 36 123 -11 -0 0 0 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1/6O
1888 28 WHS NL 47 170 -19 -1 0 0 11 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .482 .495 -0.9 -0.0 -8 1/6
1889 29 WHS NL 13 47 -4 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $2,000 1
1889 29 NYG NL 10 36 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1890 30 NYI PL 43 160 -17 0 0 0 12 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.1 -5 1
7 Seasons 232 858 -72 -1 0 1 48 -23 -2.4 0 -23 -2.4 .491 .498 -2.3 -0.2 -24 $2,000
WHS (4 yrs) 102 359 -38 -1 0 0 25 -15 -1.6 0 -15 -1.6 .486 .497 -1.4 -0.0 -15 $2,000
TOL (1 yr) 64 253 -10 0 0 1 7 -2 -0.4 0 -2 -0.4 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.2 -3
NYI (1 yr) 43 160 -17 0 0 0 12 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 0.1 -5
NYG (1 yr) 10 36 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .479 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
PIT (1 yr) 13 50 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1889 29 NYG NL WS BRO W 0 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .375 .167 .542 1 0
1 WS 0 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .375 .167 .542 1 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 Awards
1884 TOL AA 24 P 41 326.2 113 13 84 16 1 .858 2.67 2.37 .829 2.28 2.21
1884 TOL AA 24 OF 22 32 25 6 1 1 .969 1.41 .847 1.64 17-2-5
1884 TOL AA 24 1B 3 25 21 2 2 2 .920 7.67 .958 10.63
1884 TOL AA 24 3B 3 6 2 3 1 1 .833 1.67 .848 2.97
1885 PIT AA 25 P 12 103.0 29 6 19 4 2 .862 2.18 2.08 .878 1.90 1.88
1885 PIT AA 25 OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .880 1.87 0-1-2
1886 WHS NL 26 P 6 49.0 20 4 14 2 1 .900 3.31 3.00 .915 2.26 2.17
1887 WHS NL 27 P 30 254.2 61 11 47 3 3 .951 2.05 1.93 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 WHS NL 27 SS 6 19 4 12 3 1 .842 2.67 .890 5.02
1887 WHS NL 27 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95 2-0-0
1888 WHS NL 28 P 46 403.0 90 19 64 7 1 .922 1.85 1.80 .895 2.36 2.30
1888 WHS NL 28 SS 2 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.50 .880 4.45
1889 TOT NL 29 P 23 186.0 49 12 34 3 1 .939 2.23 2.00 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 WHS NL 29 P 13 108.0 32 7 23 2 0 .938 2.50 2.31 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 NYG NL 29 P 10 78.0 17 5 11 1 1 .941 1.85 1.60 .905 2.22 2.16
1890 NYI PL 30 P 43 329.0 89 11 71 7 0 .921 2.24 1.91 .912 2.80 2.72
7 Seasons P 201 1651.1 451 76 333 42 9 .907 2.23 2.03 .884 2.33 2.28
3 Seasons OF 27 34 27 6 1 1 .971 1.22 .849 1.69 19-3-7
2 Seasons SS 8 23 4 15 4 1 .826 2.38 .888 4.88
1 Season 1B 3 25 21 2 2 2 .920 7.67 .958 10.63
1 Season 3B 3 6 2 3 1 1 .833 1.67 .848 2.97
7 Seasons TOT 242 1651.1 539 130 359 50 14 .907 2.23 2.02 .885 2.33 2.41 19-3-7
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2013 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2013
by Veteran's Committee

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1888 NL  4.3 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1890 PL  22 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1890 PL  .629 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1887 NL  9.012 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1887 NL  3.039 (10th)
1888 NL  4.154 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1888 NL  46 (6th)
1890 PL  43 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1884 AA  1 (1st)
1890 PL  3 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1888 NL  403.0 (7th)
1890 PL  329.0 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1888 NL  186 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1888 NL  46 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1888 NL  46 (6th)
1890 PL  32 (9th)
Career  177 (177th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 PL  1 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 NL  15 (9th)
1888 NL  19 (3rd)
1890 PL  11 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1887 NL  109 (5th)
1888 NL  117 (2nd)
1890 PL  161 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1888 NL  359 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1884 AA  28 (5th)
1887 NL  20 (9th)
1888 NL  29 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1888 NL  139 (3rd)
1890 PL  154 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1884 AA  40 (4th)
1887 NL  31 (4th)
1888 NL  17 (9th)
1890 PL  16 (10th)
Career  122 (61st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1884 AA  18 (5th)
1888 NL  16 (1st)
1889 NL  13 (7th)
1890 PL  18 (4th)
Career  81 (145th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1888 NL  1,680 (7th)
1890 PL  1,526 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1890 PL  7 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1890 PL  13 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1890 PL  1.1 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1887 NL  .951 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 33 (738), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 19 (661), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1087th), 6.6 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188929Washington Nationals$2,0001890 Spalding Guide
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,000
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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