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Ed Phelps

Edward Jaykill Phelps (Yaller)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 3, 1879 in Albany, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1902 (Age 23.184)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1903 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals/Reds/Dodgers/Superbas 1902-1913

Final Game: August 15, 1913 (Age 34.165)
Died: January 31, 1942 in East Greenbush, NY
Buried: Greenbush Reformed Church Cemetery, East Greenbush, NY
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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
1902 23 PIT NL 18 70 61 5 13 1 0 0 6 2 4 4 .213 .284 .230 .513 57 14 2 3 2/3
1903 24 PIT NL 81 304 273 32 77 7 3 2 31 2 17 35 .282 .338 .352 .689 93 96 6 8 2/3
1904 25 PIT NL 94 334 302 29 73 5 3 0 28 2 15 31 .242 .289 .278 .567 74 84 5 12 2/3
1905 26 CIN NL 44 176 156 18 36 5 3 0 18 4 12 18 .231 .306 .301 .608 74 47 5 3 2
1906 27 TOT NL 55 177 158 12 39 3 3 1 17 3 12 17 .247 .308 .323 .631 93 51 2 5 2
1906 27 CIN NL 12 46 40 3 11 0 2 1 5 2 3 6 .275 .326 .450 .776 138 18 0 3 2
1906 27 PIT NL 43 131 118 9 28 3 1 0 12 1 9 11 .237 .302 .280 .582 79 33 2 2 2
1907 28 PIT NL 43 128 113 11 24 1 0 0 12 1 9 10 .212 .282 .221 .503 57 25 2 4 2/3
1908 29 PIT NL 34 68 64 3 15 2 2 0 11 0 2 8 .234 .269 .328 .597 90 21 1 1 2
1909 30 STL NL 104 364 306 43 76 13 1 0 22 7 39 34 .248 .350 .297 .648 107 91 9 10 2
1910 31 STL NL 93 319 270 25 71 4 2 0 37 9 36 29 .263 .356 .293 .649 93 79 3 10 2
1912 33 BRO NL 52 133 111 8 32 4 3 0 23 1 16 15 .288 .388 .378 .766 113 42 2 4 2
1913 34 BRO NL 15 19 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .263 .222 .485 38 4 0 0 /2
11 Yrs 633 2092 1832 186 460 45 20 3 205 31 0 163 203 .251 .325 .302 .627 88 554 37 60
162 Game Avg. 162 535 469 48 118 12 5 1 52 8 42 52 .251 .325 .302 .627 88 142 9 15
PIT (6 yrs) 313 1035 931 89 230 19 9 2 100 8 56 99 .247 .302 .293 .596 78 273 18 30
STL (2 yrs) 197 683 576 68 147 17 3 0 59 16 75 63 .255 .353 .295 .648 100 170 12 20
BRO (2 yrs) 67 152 129 8 36 4 3 0 23 1 0 17 17 .279 .372 .357 .728 103 46 2 4
CIN (2 yrs) 56 222 196 21 47 5 5 1 23 6 15 24 .240 .310 .332 .642 86 65 5 6

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
1902 23 PIT NL 18 70 -3 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 0.0 -0.0 0 2/3
1903 24 PIT NL 81 304 -3 0 0 1 5 4 0.4 10 13 1.3 .504 .502 1.2 0.6 12 2/3
1904 25 PIT NL 94 334 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .496 .498 0.7 0.7 8 2/3
1905 26 CIN NL 44 176 -5 -0 0 -2 3 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .489 .497 0.3 0.1 4 2
1906 27 CIN NL 12 46 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.3 2 4 0.4 .522 .502 0.4 0.1 4 2
1906 27 PIT NL 43 131 -3 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.4 0.2 4 2
1907 28 PIT NL 43 128 -5 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.1 .492 .498 0.1 0.3 1 2/3
1908 29 PIT NL 34 68 -1 0 0 -1 1 -0 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.3 0.0 3 2
1909 30 STL NL 104 364 5 -1 0 0 6 10 1.2 12 21 2.4 .511 .507 2.3 0.7 21 2
1910 31 STL NL 93 319 -1 -1 0 1 5 5 0.6 10 15 1.5 .506 .503 1.4 0.8 14 2
1912 33 BRO NL 52 133 3 0 0 1 2 6 0.6 4 10 1.0 .512 .504 0.9 0.3 9 2
1913 34 BRO NL 15 19 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 /2
11 Seasons 633 2092 -20 -2 0 -1 34 11 1.1 67 78 8.0 .502 .501 8.2 3.8 79
PIT (6 yrs) 313 1035 -23 0 0 -1 17 -7 -0.9 34 27 2.6 .497 .499 2.8 1.8 28
STL (2 yrs) 197 683 4 -2 0 1 11 14 1.8 22 36 4.0 .509 .505 3.8 1.5 35
BRO (2 yrs) 67 152 1 0 0 1 2 5 0.5 5 10 0.9 .507 .503 0.9 0.3 9
CIN (2 yrs) 56 222 -3 -0 0 -2 4 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .498 0.8 0.2 7

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
1903 24 PIT NL WS BOS L 8 28 26 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 .231 .259 .308 .567 8 0 1 0
1 WS 8 28 26 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 .231 .259 .308 .567 8 0 1 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1902 PIT NL 23 C 13 63 52 9 2 1 .968 4.69 .965 6.07 4 11 7 39% 45%
1902 PIT NL 23 1B 5 40 37 2 1 2 .975 7.80 .981 10.60
1903 PIT NL 24 C 76 404 315 81 8 7 .980 5.21 .967 6.10 13 76 67 47% 45%
1903 PIT NL 24 1B 3 32 30 2 0 0 1.000 10.67 .977 10.57
1904 PIT NL 25 C 91 474 360 97 17 8 .964 5.02 .964 6.01 13 103 78 43% 46%
1904 PIT NL 25 1B 1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 12.00 .983 10.70
1905 CIN NL 26 C 44 257 189 55 13 5 .949 5.55 .963 6.20 11 58 38 40% 45%
1906 TOT NL 27 C 52 283 231 45 7 4 .975 5.31 .970 6.25 8 50 33 40% 45%
1906 CIN NL 27 C 12 76 61 14 1 0 .987 6.25 .970 6.25 2 15 10 40% 45%
1906 PIT NL 27 C 40 207 170 31 6 4 .971 5.03 .970 6.25 6 35 23 40% 45%
1907 PIT NL 28 C 35 187 145 38 4 1 .979 5.23 .971 5.98 3 27 26 49% 45%
1907 PIT NL 28 1B 1 12 11 1 0 2 1.000 12.00 .984 10.60
1908 PIT NL 29 C 20 86 69 15 2 0 .977 4.20 .971 5.92 3 13 10 43% 46%
1909 STL NL 30 C 83 437 330 87 20 11 .954 5.02 .965 6.27 6 121 69 36% 45%
1910 STL NL 31 C 80 414 320 84 10 10 .976 5.05 .973 6.30 9 128 60 32% 44%
1912 BRO NL 33 C 32 169 130 35 4 4 .976 5.16 .969 6.31 2 41 26 39% 44%
1913 BRO NL 34 C 4 8 6 1 1 0 .875 1.75 .970 6.30 0 3 1 25% 44%
11 Seasons C 530 2782 2147 547 88 51 .968 5.08 .967 6.16 72 631 415 40% 45%
4 Seasons 1B 10 96 90 5 1 4 .990 9.50 .980 10.60
11 Seasons TOT 540 2878 2237 552 89 55 .969 5.16 .968 6.25 72 631 415 40% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1909 NL  9 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1903 NL  76 (5th)
1904 NL  91 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1909 NL  20 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1909 NL  11 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1903 NL  13 (3rd)
1904 NL  13 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1909 NL  121 (4th)
1910 NL  128 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
Career  415 (95th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1907 NL  49.1 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1903 NL  .980 (2nd)
1904 NL  .964 (5th)
1910 NL  .976 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (202nd), 8.0 career WAR/8.0 7yr-peak WAR/8.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Edward Ed eddie eddy Edward ep Jaykill Yaller Phelps

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