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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 23.192)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Team: Phillies 1907-1909

Final Game: July 24, 1909 (Age 25.238)
Died: September 2, 1954 in Upper Sandusky, OH
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, OH
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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
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

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 G Awards
1907 PHI NL 23 OF 36 62 60 2 0 0 1.000 1.72 .960 1.98 8-26-1
1907 PHI NL 23 1B 1 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 8.00 .984 10.60
1908 PHI NL 24 OF 152 385 359 14 12 3 .969 2.45 .960 2.04 0-146-6
1909 PHI NL 25 OF 54 143 126 14 3 3 .979 2.59 .961 2.07 0-54-0
3 Seasons OF 242 590 545 30 15 6 .975 2.38 .960 2.04 8-226-7
1 Season 1B 1 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 8.00 .984 10.60
3 Seasons TOT 243 598 553 30 15 7 .975 2.40 .961 2.07 8-226-7
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.
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

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)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1908 NL  152 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1908 NL  359 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1908 NL  2.45 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (409th), 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

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Wilferd Fred Ossie Pearl Osborn

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