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Fred Osborn

Wilferd Pearl Osborn (Ossie)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: November 28, 1883 in Nevada, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: June 8, 1907 (Age 23)
Team: Phillies 1907-1909

Final Game: July 24, 1909 (Age 25)
Died: September 2, 1954 in Upper Sandusky, OH
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, OH
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Standard Batting

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
1907 23 PHI NL 56 168 163 22 45 2 3 0 9 4 3 12 .276 .298 .325 .623 97 53 2 0 O/3
1908 24 PHI NL 152 601 555 62 148 19 12 2 44 16 30 28 .267 .305 .355 .660 108 197 1 15 *O
1909 25 PHI NL 58 218 189 14 35 4 1 0 19 6 12 14 .185 .238 .217 .455 41 41 1 16 O
3 Yrs 266 987 907 98 228 25 16 2 72 26 45 54 .251 .290 .321 .611 92 291 4 31
162 Game Avg. 162 601 552 60 139 15 10 1 44 16 27 33 .251 .290 .321 .611 92 177 2 19

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
1907 23 PHI NL 56 168 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .493 .497 0.3 -0.3 3 O/3
1908 24 PHI NL 152 601 4 -1 0 2 -4 2 0.1 20 21 2.2 .501 .501 2.0 -0.3 19 *O
1909 25 PHI NL 58 218 -12 -0 0 4 -1 -10 -1.2 7 -3 -0.5 .479 .492 -1.0 0.3 -7 O
3 Seasons 266 987 -9 -1 0 5 -7 -12 -1.6 32 20 1.9 .494 .498 1.3 -0.2 15

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1907 23 PHI NL 168 118 15 3.4 74 .298 .276 .250 .298 .315 .325 .318 .623 .633 97 .541 -1.8 -0.2 .525 .092 .049 .0
1908 24 PHI NL 601 422 60 3.8 74 .278 .267 .250 .305 .312 .355 .322 .660 .634 108 .611 2.8 0.3 .600 .171 .088 3.6
1909 25 PHI NL 218 170 10 1.6 77 .200 .185 .252 .238 .320 .217 .325 .455 .645 41 .214 -13.3 -1.6 .390 .127 .032 .0
3 Yrs 987 710 85 3.2 74 .266 .251 .250 .290 .314 .321 .322 .611 .636 92 .522 -12.3 -1.5 .539 .148 .069 3.7
162 Game Avg. 601 432 52 3.2 74 .266 .251 .250 .290 .314 .321 .322 .611 .636 92 .522 -12.3 -1.5 .539 .148 .069 2

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1907 23 PHI NL 168 0.0% 7.1% 1.8% 3.0% 11% 4.00 13.6 18.1 90%
1908 24 PHI NL 601 0.3% 4.7% 5.0% 5.5% 22% 0.93 19.8 277.5 12.6 87%
1909 25 PHI NL 218 0.0% 6.4% 5.5% 2.3% 14% 1.17 13.5 9.9 80%
3 Yrs 987 0.2% 5.5% 4.6% 4.4% 19% 1.20 16.8 453.5 12.6 86%
MLB Averages 0.3% 10.1% 6.8% 4.2% 19% 1.48 8.9 313.8 11.5 79%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1907 23 56 168 163 22 45 2 3 0 9 4 3 12 .276 .298 .325 .623 97 53 2 0
1908 24 208 769 718 84 193 21 15 2 53 20 33 40 .269 .304 .348 .652 106 250 3 15
1909 25 266 987 907 98 228 25 16 2 72 26 45 54 .251 .290 .321 .611 92 291 4 31

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1907 23 59 185 179 30 55 2 4 0 12 5 4 13 .307 .330 .363 .693 21 56
1908 24 158 654 601 83 178 23 14 2 59 19 36 29 .296 .337 .391 .728 80 152
1909 25 61 235 203 18 42 5 1 0 25 7 14 15 .207 .261 .241 .503 13 58
3 Yrs 278 1074 983 131 275 30 19 2 96 31 54 57 .280 .320 .355 .675 114 266
162 Game Avg. 162 626 573 76 160 17 11 1 56 18 31 33 .280 .320 .355 .675 66 266

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1908 NL  152 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1908 NL  555 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1908 NL  148 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1908 NL  12 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1908 NL  19.8 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1748), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (404th), 1.9 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Wilferd Fred Ossie Pearl Osborn

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