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Doc Powers

Michael Riley Powers

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Born: September 22, 1870 in Pittsfield, MA
Schools: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1898 (Age 27.263)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Colonels/Senators/Highlanders 1898-1909

Final Game: April 12, 1909 (Age 38.202)
Died: April 26, 1909 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: St. Louis Cemetery, Louisville, KY
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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
1898 27 LOU NL 34 107 99 13 27 4 3 1 19 1 5 13 .273 .308 .404 .712 104 40 0 3 2/3O
1899 28 TOT NL 63 223 207 18 45 10 2 0 25 1 7 11 .217 .247 .285 .532 46 59 1 8 2/3
1899 28 LOU NL 49 182 169 15 35 8 2 0 22 1 6 8 .207 .239 .278 .517 41 47 1 6 2/3
1899 28 WHS NL 14 41 38 3 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 3 .263 .282 .316 .598 64 12 0 2 2/3
1901 30 PHA AL 116 457 431 53 108 26 5 1 47 10 18 55 .251 .292 .341 .633 72 147 7 1 *2/3
1902 31 PHA AL 71 266 246 35 65 7 1 2 39 3 14 26 .264 .312 .325 .637 74 80 3 3 2/3
1903 32 PHA AL 75 262 247 19 56 11 1 0 23 1 5 35 .227 .242 .279 .521 53 69 0 10 2/3
1904 33 PHA AL 57 196 184 11 35 3 0 0 11 3 6 27 .190 .220 .207 .426 32 38 1 5 2/O
1905 34 TOT AL 51 165 154 11 24 1 0 0 12 4 4 25 .156 .182 .162 .345 8 25 1 6 2/3
1905 34 PHA AL 21 63 60 6 10 0 0 0 5 2 0 12 .167 .180 .167 .347 9 10 1 2 2
1905 34 NYY AL 11 34 33 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 6 .182 .206 .212 .418 27 7 0 0 /32
1905 34 PHA AL 19 68 61 2 8 0 0 0 5 2 3 7 .131 .172 .131 .303 -4 8 0 4 2
1906 35 PHA AL 58 192 185 5 29 1 0 0 7 2 1 42 .157 .170 .162 .332 3 30 2 4 2/3
1907 36 PHA AL 59 180 159 9 29 3 0 0 9 1 7 28 .182 .217 .201 .418 32 32 0 14 2
1908 37 PHA AL 62 186 172 8 31 6 1 0 7 1 5 35 .180 .217 .227 .443 41 39 3 6 2/3
1909 38 PHA AL 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 57 1 0 0 /2
11 Yrs 647 2238 2088 183 450 72 13 4 199 27 72 297 .216 .248 .268 .516 50 560 18 60
162 Game Avg. 162 560 523 46 113 18 3 1 50 7 18 74 .216 .248 .268 .516 50 140 5 15
PHA (9 yrs) 539 1874 1749 149 372 57 8 3 153 25 59 267 .213 .245 .260 .505 48 454 17 49
LOU (2 yrs) 83 289 268 28 62 12 5 1 41 2 11 21 .231 .264 .325 .589 64 87 1 9
WHS (1 yr) 14 41 38 3 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 3 .263 .282 .316 .598 64 12 0 2
NYY (1 yr) 11 34 33 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 6 .182 .206 .212 .418 27 7 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 550 1908 1782 152 378 58 8 3 155 25 60 273 .212 .245 .259 .503 48 461 17 49
NL (2 yrs) 97 330 306 31 72 14 5 1 44 2 12 24 .235 .266 .324 .590 64 99 1 11

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
1898 27 LOU NL 34 107 -1 0 0 2 1 3 0.3 4 6 0.6 .508 .502 0.5 0.3 4 2/3O
1899 28 LOU NL 49 182 -15 0 0 1 2 -11 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .480 .494 -0.4 0.3 -5 2/3
1899 28 WHS NL 14 41 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 0.0 -0.0 0 2/3
1901 30 PHA AL 116 457 -20 -0 0 -2 7 -15 -1.4 16 1 0.2 .488 .492 0.4 0.5 3 *2/3
1902 31 PHA AL 71 266 -9 -0 0 0 4 -5 -0.5 10 5 0.5 .494 .497 0.5 0.4 5 2/3
1903 32 PHA AL 75 262 -14 0 0 0 4 -10 -1.2 9 -0 -0.2 .485 .493 -0.1 0.4 -1 2/3
1904 33 PHA AL 57 196 -13 -0 0 -2 3 -12 -1.6 7 -5 -0.8 .473 .490 -0.5 0.1 -3 2/O
1905 34 PHA AL 40 131 -13 0 0 -2 2 -13 -1.5 5 -8 -1.0 .462 .491 -0.8 0.0 -6 2
1905 34 NYY AL 11 34 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 /32
1906 35 PHA AL 58 192 -20 -0 0 0 3 -17 -2.1 7 -10 -1.4 .464 .487 -1.4 0.4 -10 2/3
1907 36 PHA AL 59 180 -12 0 0 2 3 -7 -0.9 6 -1 -0.2 .485 .494 -0.5 0.6 -3 2
1908 37 PHA AL 62 186 -11 -0 0 0 3 -8 -1.0 7 -2 -0.3 .483 .494 -0.3 0.4 -1 2/3
1909 38 PHA AL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .487 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
11 Seasons 647 2238 -133 0 0 -2 35 -100 -11.5 80 -20 -3.2 .483 .493 -2.8 3.4 -18
PHA (9 yrs) 539 1874 -113 -0 0 -4 30 -87 -10.2 67 -20 -3.2 .481 .492 -2.7 2.8 -16
LOU (2 yrs) 83 289 -15 0 0 3 4 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.3 .491 .497 0.0 0.6 -1
WHS (1 yr) 14 41 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 0.0 -0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 11 34 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.2 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
1905 34 PHA AL WS NYG L 3 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 2 0 0 0 0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1898 LOU NL 27 C 22 78 58 17 3 2 .962 3.41 .953 4.82 3 25 15 38% 44%
1898 LOU NL 27 1B 6 55 51 4 0 1 1.000 9.17 .977 10.33
1898 LOU NL 27 OF 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .938 2.10 1-0-0
1899 TOT NL 28 C 50 206 155 39 12 5 .942 3.88 .952 4.59 6 65 36 36% 44%
1899 TOT NL 28 1B 8 59 53 2 4 1 .932 6.88 .977 10.49
1899 LOU NL 28 C 38 154 118 27 9 5 .942 3.82 .952 4.59 1 46 25 35% 44%
1899 LOU NL 28 1B 7 49 43 2 4 1 .918 6.43 .977 10.49
1899 WHS NL 28 C 12 52 37 12 3 0 .942 4.08 .952 4.59 5 19 11 37% 44%
1899 WHS NL 28 1B 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .977 10.50
1901 PHA AL 30 C 111 564 400 137 27 6 .952 4.84 .950 4.97 19 147 112 43% 44%
1901 PHA AL 30 1B 3 32 30 0 2 1 .938 10.00 .974 10.77
1902 PHA AL 31 C 68 357 229 110 18 5 .950 4.99 .957 4.90 4 73 73 50% 44%
1902 PHA AL 31 1B 3 23 21 2 0 1 1.000 7.67 .980 10.93
1903 PHA AL 32 C 66 443 349 86 8 3 .982 6.59 .971 6.07 7 63 54 46% 44%
1903 PHA AL 32 1B 7 52 49 2 1 3 .981 7.29 .981 10.79
1904 PHA AL 33 C 56 404 338 52 14 6 .965 6.96 .969 6.15 9 49 36 42% 44%
1904 PHA AL 33 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.90 0-0-1
1905 TOT AL 34 C 44 278 217 49 12 4 .957 6.05 .971 6.40 8 34 34 50% 45%
1905 PHA AL 34 C 21 153 115 27 11 2 .928 6.76 .971 6.40 4 15 19 56% 45%
1905 NYY AL 34 1B 7 79 72 5 2 2 .975 11.00 .982 10.79
1905 NYY AL 34 C 4 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.75 .971 6.40 0 2 0 0% 44%
1905 PHA AL 34 C 19 110 87 22 1 2 .991 5.74 .971 6.40 4 17 15 47% 45%
1906 PHA AL 35 C 57 388 299 79 10 2 .974 6.63 .961 5.98 7 63 56 47% 45%
1906 PHA AL 35 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 10.80
1907 PHA AL 36 C 59 400 313 80 7 8 .983 6.66 .968 6.11 4 57 52 48% 44%
1908 PHA AL 37 C 60 390 303 74 13 3 .967 6.28 .969 6.28 3 77 51 40% 45%
1908 PHA AL 37 1B 2 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .984 11.35
1909 PHA AL 38 C 1 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 10.00 .969 6.50 0 1 1 50% 46%
11 Seasons C 594 3518 2670 724 124 44 .965 5.71 .963 5.61 70 654 520 44% 44%
8 Seasons 1B 37 310 284 17 9 9 .971 8.14 .979 10.69
2 Seasons OF 2 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .940 2.00 1-0-1
11 Seasons TOT 633 3833 2958 741 134 53 .965 5.84 .964 5.89 1-0-1 70 654 520 44% 44%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 AL  55 (2nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1901 AL  111 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1901 AL  400 (1st)
1903 AL  349 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1901 AL  137 (1st)
1902 AL  110 (3rd)
1903 AL  86 (4th)
Career  724 (94th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1901 AL  27 (2nd)
1902 AL  18 (4th)
1904 AL  14 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1901 AL  19 (1st)
1904 AL  9 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1901 AL  147 (1st)
Career  654 (92nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1901 AL  112 (1st)
1902 AL  73 (4th)
Career  520 (60th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1902 AL  50.0 (3rd)
1905 AL  50.0 (3rd)
1907 AL  47.7 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1903 AL  6.59 (3rd)
1907 AL  6.66 (2nd)
1908 AL  6.28 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1901 AL  .952 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1908 AL  born 1870-09-22 (6th)
1909 AL  born 1870-09-22 (4th)

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