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Blondie Purcell

William Aloysius Purcell

Positions: Outfielder, Pitcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 159 lb.

Born: March 16, 1854 in Paterson, NJ (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1879 (Age 25.046, 394th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1879 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Orioles/Quakers/Bisons/Reds/... 1879-1890

Last Game: September 16, 1890 (Age 36.184)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1668. Tommy Dowd… #1669. Emmett Seery… #1670. Pop Corkhill… #1671. BLONDIE PURCELL… #1672. Tim Jordan… #1673. Dick Schofield… #1674. Seth Smith… 

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
1879 25 TOT NL 75 330 327 42 83 6 3 0 29 3 16 .254 .261 .291 .551 88 95 *O1/2
1879 25 SYR NL 63 280 277 32 72 6 3 0 25 3 13 .260 .268 .303 .571 96 84 O1/2
1879 25 CIN NL 12 50 50 10 11 0 0 0 4 0 3 .220 .220 .220 .440 47 11 O/1
1880 26 CIN NL 77 330 325 48 95 13 6 1 24 5 13 .292 .303 .378 .681 132 123 O1/6
1881 27 TOT NL 50 206 193 18 47 9 3 0 21 13 16 .244 .291 .321 .613 94 62 O/1
1881 27 CLV NL 20 85 80 3 14 2 1 0 4 5 8 .175 .224 .225 .449 44 18 O
1881 27 BUF NL 30 121 113 15 33 7 2 0 17 8 8 .292 .339 .389 .728 129 44 O/1
1882 28 BUF NL 84 394 380 79 105 18 6 2 40 14 27 .276 .302 .371 .673 113 141 *O/1
1883 29 PHI NL 97 438 425 70 114 20 5 1 32 13 26 .268 .290 .346 .636 100 147 5O1
1884 30 PHI NL 103 457 428 67 108 11 7 1 31 29 30 .252 .300 .318 .618 100 136 *O/1
1885 31 TOT MLB 87 413 391 80 109 16 6 0 25 19 .279 .317 .350 .668 108 137 3 *O/1
1885 31 PHA AA 66 323 304 71 90 15 5 0 22 16 .296 .337 .378 .716 120 115 3 O/1
1885 31 BSN NL 21 90 87 9 19 1 1 0 3 3 15 .218 .244 .253 .497 64 22 O
1886 32 BAL AA 26 104 85 17 19 0 1 0 8 13 17 .224 .365 .247 .612 96 21 2 O/16
1887 33 BAL AA 140 623 567 101 142 25 8 4 96 88 46 38 .250 .318 .344 .662 88 195 10 *O/1
1888 34 TOT AA 119 508 472 63 107 12 5 2 45 26 32 40 .227 .281 .286 .568 86 135 4 *O/635
1888 34 BAL AA 101 436 406 53 96 9 4 2 39 16 27 34 .236 .289 .293 .582 91 119 3 *O/63
1888 34 PHA AA 18 72 66 10 11 3 1 0 6 10 5 6 .167 .236 .242 .479 55 16 1 O/5
1889 35 PHA AA 129 562 507 72 160 19 7 0 85 22 50 27 .316 .383 .381 .763 121 193 5 *O
1890 36 PHA AA 110 510 463 110 128 28 3 2 59 48 43 .276 .343 .363 .706 108 168 4 *O
12 Yrs 1097 4875 4563 767 1217 177 60 13 495 197 284 248 .267 .314 .340 .654 103 1553 28
162 Game Avg. 162 720 674 113 180 26 9 2 73 42 .267 .314 .340 .654 103 229
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
PHA (4 yrs) 323 1467 1340 263 389 65 16 2 172 80 114 33 .290 .352 .367 .719 113 492 13
BAL (3 yrs) 267 1163 1058 171 257 34 13 6 143 117 90 72 .243 .311 .317 .628 90 335 15
CIN (2 yrs) 89 380 375 58 106 13 6 1 28 5 16 .283 .292 .357 .649 120 134
BUF (2 yrs) 114 515 493 94 138 25 8 2 57 22 35 .280 .311 .375 .686 117 185
PHI (2 yrs) 200 895 853 137 222 31 12 2 63 42 56 .260 .295 .332 .627 100 283
BSN (1 yr) 21 90 87 9 19 1 1 0 3 3 15 .218 .244 .253 .497 64 22
CLV (1 yr) 20 85 80 3 14 2 1 0 4 5 8 .175 .224 .225 .449 44 18
SYR (1 yr) 63 280 277 32 72 6 3 0 25 3 13 .260 .268 .303 .571 96 84
NL (7 yrs) 507 2245 2165 333 571 78 31 5 180 80 143 .264 .290 .335 .625 103 726
AA (6 yrs) 590 2630 2398 434 646 99 29 8 315 197 204 105 .269 .334 .345 .679 103 827 28

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
1879 25 SYR NL 63 280 2 0 0 -9 -3 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.0 .485 .494 0.9 -1.1 8 O1/2
1879 25 CIN NL 12 50 -2 0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .475 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O/1
1880 26 CIN NL 77 330 12 0 0 -6 -3 3 0.2 11 14 1.4 .503 .502 2.1 -0.9 20 O1/6
1881 27 CLV NL 20 85 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .471 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 O
1881 27 BUF NL 30 121 4 0 0 -5 -2 -2 -0.3 4 2 0.2 .492 .499 0.7 -0.6 7 O/1
1882 28 BUF NL 84 394 6 0 0 -4 -5 -4 -0.4 12 9 0.9 .496 .498 1.3 -0.9 13 *O/1
1883 29 PHI NL 97 438 5 0 0 -14 -1 -11 -1.1 14 4 0.4 .490 .494 1.8 -1.4 18 5O1
1884 30 PHI NL 103 457 5 0 0 0 -7 -1 -0.3 15 14 1.2 .499 .499 1.4 -0.7 14 *O/1
1885 31 PHA AA 66 323 7 0 0 -4 -4 -2 -0.1 6 4 0.5 .498 .499 0.9 -0.7 8 O/1
1885 31 BSN NL 21 90 -4 0 0 -3 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .463 .495 -0.2 -0.4 -2 O
1886 32 BAL AA 26 104 2 1 0 -1 -2 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 O/16
1887 33 BAL AA 140 623 -7 3 0 -3 -9 -16 -1.1 13 -3 0.3 .491 .492 0.4 -0.7 0 *O/1
1888 34 BAL AA 101 436 -3 -3 0 -2 -6 -13 -1.2 9 -4 -0.3 .488 .492 -0.2 -0.7 -2 *O/63
1888 34 PHA AA 18 72 -3 0 0 1 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 O/5
1889 35 PHA AA 129 562 21 -4 0 -2 -8 8 0.6 12 20 1.9 .505 .504 2.0 -0.8 22 *O
1890 36 PHA AA 110 510 5 3 0 -6 -7 -6 -0.7 12 6 0.6 .495 .497 1.2 -1.2 12 *O
12 Seasons 1097 4875 43 1 0 -58 -60 -74 -7.4 130 55 6.3 .494 .497 11.9 -10.8 113
PHA (4 yrs) 323 1467 29 -1 0 -11 -20 -3 -0.5 31 29 2.9 .499 .500 3.8 -2.7 40
BAL (3 yrs) 267 1163 -8 1 0 -6 -16 -29 -2.3 25 -5 0.2 .491 .493 0.5 -1.7 1
CIN (2 yrs) 89 380 9 0 0 -6 -4 -0 -0.1 13 12 1.3 .500 .501 1.9 -1.0 18
BUF (2 yrs) 114 515 10 0 0 -9 -7 -6 -0.7 16 10 1.1 .495 .498 2.0 -1.6 19
PHI (2 yrs) 200 895 10 0 0 -14 -8 -12 -1.3 29 18 1.7 .495 .497 3.2 -2.1 32
BSN (1 yr) 21 90 -4 0 0 -3 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .463 .495 -0.2 -0.4 -2
CLV (1 yr) 20 85 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .471 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3
SYR (1 yr) 63 280 2 0 0 -9 -3 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.0 .485 .494 0.9 -1.1 8

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1879 25 TOT NL 4 17 .190 3.78 24 19 3 17 0 0 197.2 272 180 83 1 21 31 0 34 905 64 2.81 1.482 12.4 0.0 1.0 1.4 1.48
1879 25 SYR NL 4 15 .211 3.76 22 17 3 15 0 0 179.2 245 165 75 1 19 28 0 31 827 64 2.82 1.469 12.3 0.1 1.0 1.4 1.47
1879 25 CIN NL 0 2 .000 4.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 27 15 8 0 2 3 0 3 78 61 2.74 1.611 13.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 1.50
1880 26 CIN NL 3 17 .150 3.21 25 21 4 21 0 0 196.0 235 149 70 1 32 47 0 10 899 76 2.61 1.362 10.8 0.0 1.5 2.2 1.47
1881 27 BUF NL 4 1 .800 2.77 9 5 4 5 0 0 61.2 62 37 19 2 9 15 0 2 259 100 3.06 1.151 9.0 0.3 1.3 2.2 1.67
1882 28 BUF NL 2 1 .667 4.94 6 3 2 2 0 0 31.0 44 30 17 1 4 9 0 2 134 60 2.99 1.548 12.8 0.3 1.2 2.6 2.25
1883 29 PHI NL 2 6 .250 4.39 11 9 0 7 0 0 80.0 110 71 39 0 12 30 0 7 371 70 2.95 1.525 12.4 0.0 1.4 3.4 2.50
1884 30 PHI NL 0 0 2.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 16 147 2.77 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 2.3
1885 31 PHA AA 0 1 .000 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 11 9 4 0 2 3 0 0 2 28 62 2.88 2.167 16.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
1886 32 BAL AA 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 55 3.10 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1887 33 BAL AA 0 0 15.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 8 8 7 0 4 2 1 0 0 26 28 6.03 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
9 Yrs 15 43 .259 3.73 79 57 16 52 0 0 581.1 746 486 241 5 84 138 1 0 59 2643 70 2.82 1.428 11.5 0.1 1.3 2.1 1.64
162 Game Avg. 8 22 .259 3.73 40 29 8 26 0 0 291 373 243 121 3 42 69 0 30 1322 70 2.82 1.428 11.5 0.1 1.3 2.1 1.64
CIN (2 yrs) 3 19 .136 3.28 27 23 4 23 0 0 214.0 262 164 78 1 34 50 0 13 977 75 2.62 1.383 11.0 0.0 1.4 2.1 1.47
BUF (2 yrs) 6 2 .750 3.50 15 8 6 7 0 0 92.2 106 67 36 3 13 24 0 4 393 81 3.04 1.284 10.3 0.3 1.3 2.3 1.85
PHI (2 yrs) 2 6 .250 4.29 12 9 1 7 0 0 84.0 113 72 40 0 12 31 0 9 387 72 2.94 1.488 12.1 0.0 1.3 3.3 2.58
BAL (2 yrs) 0 0 14.40 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 9 9 8 0 4 2 1 0 0 31 32 5.44 2.600 16.2 0.0 7.2 3.6 0.50
PHA (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 11 9 4 0 2 3 0 0 2 28 62 2.88 2.167 16.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
SYR (1 yr) 4 15 .211 3.76 22 17 3 15 0 0 179.2 245 165 75 1 19 28 0 31 827 64 2.82 1.469 12.3 0.1 1.0 1.4 1.47
NL (6 yrs) 15 42 .263 3.61 76 57 14 52 0 0 570.1 726 468 229 5 78 133 0 57 2584 72 2.80 1.410 11.5 0.1 1.2 2.1 1.71
AA (3 yrs) 0 1 .000 9.82 3 0 2 0 0 0 11.0 20 18 12 0 6 5 1 0 2 59 42 4.05 2.364 16.4 0.0 4.9 4.1 0.83
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1879 25 SYR NL 179.2 22 17 165 8.27 5.49 -0.76 0.00 95.0 5.94 -45 -3.7 1.0 -0.2 -2.2 -27 .334 .477
1879 25 CIN NL 18.0 2 2 15 7.50 5.21 -0.14 0.00 94.0 5.03 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .312 .498
1880 26 CIN NL 196.0 25 21 149 6.84 4.85 -0.75 0.00 104.0 5.82 -22 -2.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.4 -3 .418 .487
1881 27 BUF NL 61.2 9 5 37 5.40 5.07 -0.43 0.00 100.0 5.50 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.6 7 .509 .501
1882 28 BUF NL 31.0 6 3 30 8.71 5.33 0.11 0.00 101.0 5.27 -11 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -8 .345 .494
1883 29 PHI NL 80.0 11 9 71 7.99 5.97 -1.15 0.00 98.0 6.99 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .445 .496
1884 30 PHI NL 4.0 1 0 1 2.25 5.59 -0.36 0.00 99.0 5.89 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .674 .501
1885 31 PHA AA 6.0 1 0 9 13.50 5.30 -0.21 0.00 106.0 5.85 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .190 .498
1886 32 BAL AA 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 5.85 -0.13 0.00 99.0 5.91 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .472 .500
1887 33 BAL AA 4.0 1 0 8 18.00 6.53 -0.19 0.00 95.0 6.38 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .217 .498
9 Seasons 581.1 79 57 486 7.52 5.28 -0.70 0.00 99.4 5.93 -98 -8.0 1.0 -0.6 -3.1 -42 .399 .489
CIN (2 yrs) 214.0 27 23 164 6.90 4.88 -0.70 0.00 103.2 5.76 -27 -2.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -6 .410 .488
BUF (2 yrs) 92.2 15 8 67 6.51 5.16 -0.25 0.00 100.3 5.42 -11 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.0 -1 .444 .498
PHI (2 yrs) 84.0 12 9 72 7.71 5.96 -1.12 0.00 98.0 6.93 -6 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .464 .497
BAL (2 yrs) 5.0 2 0 9 16.20 6.39 -0.18 0.00 95.8 6.29 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .344 .499
PHA (1 yr) 6.0 1 0 9 13.50 5.30 -0.21 0.00 106.0 5.85 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .190 .498
SYR (1 yr) 179.2 22 17 165 8.27 5.49 -0.76 0.00 95.0 5.94 -45 -3.7 1.0 -0.2 -2.2 -27 .334 .477

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1879 TOT NL 25 OF 57 116 82 7 27 0 .767 1.56 .838 1.89 0-17-40
1879 TOT NL 25 P 24 197.2 50 11 33 6 0 .880 2.00 1.83 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 SYR NL 25 OF 47 88 64 4 20 0 .773 1.45 .838 1.89 0-10-37
1879 SYR NL 25 P 22 179.2 43 9 28 6 0 .860 1.85 1.68 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 SYR NL 25 C 1 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 .888 6.40 5 0 0
1879 CIN NL 25 OF 10 28 18 3 7 0 .750 2.10 .838 1.89 0-7-3
1879 CIN NL 25 P 2 18.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 3.50 3.50 .901 2.30 2.30
1880 CIN NL 26 OF 55 113 78 14 21 1 .814 1.67 .855 1.85 0-54-2
1880 CIN NL 26 P 25 196.0 50 10 37 3 0 .940 2.16 1.88 .912 2.27 2.23
1880 CIN NL 26 SS 1 4 0 3 1 0 .750 3.00 .883 4.40
1881 TOT NL 27 OF 45 107 72 8 27 0 .748 1.78 .871 2.06 32-13-0
1881 CLV NL 27 OF 20 56 40 4 12 0 .786 2.20 .871 2.06 7-13-0
1881 BUF NL 27 OF 25 51 32 4 15 0 .706 1.44 .871 2.06 25-0-0
1881 BUF NL 27 P 9 61.2 20 2 16 2 0 .900 2.63 2.00 .896 2.25 2.22
1882 BUF NL 28 OF 82 189 144 11 34 0 .820 1.89 .855 1.93 78-5-0
1882 BUF NL 28 P 6 31.0 11 0 10 1 0 .909 2.90 1.67 .906 2.18 2.17
1883 PHI NL 29 3B 46 220 60 111 49 7 .777 3.72 .830 3.29
1883 PHI NL 29 OF 44 88 60 14 14 2 .841 1.68 .849 1.96 44-0-0
1883 PHI NL 29 P 11 80.0 28 4 21 3 0 .893 2.81 2.27 .892 2.20 2.15
1884 PHI NL 30 OF 103 222 182 12 28 1 .874 1.88 .867 1.79 103-0-0
1884 PHI NL 30 P 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1885 TOT MLB 31 OF 87 131 97 15 19 1 .855 1.29 .879 1.86 87-1-0
1885 PHA AA 31 OF 66 106 78 13 15 1 .858 1.38 .879 1.87 66-1-0
1885 PHA AA 31 P 1 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .880 1.95 1.90
1885 BSN NL 31 OF 21 25 19 2 4 0 .840 1.00 .881 1.85 21-0-0
1886 BAL AA 32 OF 26 45 35 4 6 0 .867 1.50 .877 1.79 25-1-0
1886 BAL AA 32 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1886 BAL AA 32 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.60
1887 BAL AA 33 OF 140 236 203 17 16 5 .932 1.57 .898 2.04 0-0-140
1887 BAL AA 33 P 1 4.0 3 0 1 2 0 .333 2.25 1.00 .883 2.25 2.20
1888 TOT AA 34 OF 117 201 170 12 19 4 .905 1.56 .907 1.83 7-1-112
1888 BAL AA 34 OF 100 170 145 9 16 3 .906 1.54 .907 1.83 7-1-95
1888 BAL AA 34 SS 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .865 4.60
1888 BAL AA 34 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.60
1888 PHA AA 34 OF 17 31 25 3 3 1 .903 1.65 .907 1.83 0-0-17
1888 PHA AA 34 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .867 3.50
1889 PHA AA 35 OF 129 207 172 15 20 3 .903 1.45 .903 2.00 0-0-129
1890 PHA AA 36 OF 110 197 170 17 10 2 .949 1.70 .916 1.82 104-0-7
12 Seasons OF 995 1852 1465 146 241 19 .870 1.62 .881 1.91 480-92-430
9 Seasons P 79 581.1 163 27 119 17 0 .896 2.26 1.85 .902 2.26 2.23
2 Seasons 3B 47 223 61 112 50 7 .776 3.68 .830 3.29
3 Seasons SS 4 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.25 .877 4.55
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.60
1 Season C 1 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 .888 6.40 5 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 1127 581.1 2250 1559 382 309 26 .863 2.26 1.72 .878 2.26 2.01 480-92-430 5 0 0
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
1880 NL  .292 (8th)
1889 AA  .316 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1882 NL  84 (4th)
1887 AA  140 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1882 NL  380 (3rd)
1883 NL  425 (7th)
1887 AA  567 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1882 NL  394 (3rd)
1887 AA  623 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1882 NL  79 (5th)
1890 AA  110 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1882 NL  105 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1890 AA  28 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1887 AA  88 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1882 NL  79 (9th)
1889 AA  134 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 AA  10 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1880 NL  25.0 (9th)
1889 AA  18.8 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1882 NL  275 (3rd)
1883 NL  311 (5th)
1887 AA  425 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  0.956 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1879 NL  197.7 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1880 NL  21 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  1 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1880 NL  32 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  272 (9th)
1880 NL  235 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  0.046 (4th)
1880 NL  0.046 (5th)

Losses s c a p y
1879 NL  17 (9th)
1880 NL  17 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  83 (9th)
1880 NL  70 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1879 NL  34 (3rd)
1880 NL  10 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1879 NL  905 (10th)
1880 NL  899 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1879 NL  3 (4th)
1880 NL  4 (6th)
1881 NL  4 (2nd)
1882 NL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1887 AA  140 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  27 (3rd)
1882 NL  34 (1st)
Career  241 (22nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1887 AA  .932 (4th)
1890 AA  .949 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1887 AA  born 1854-03-16 (8th)
1888 AA  born 1854-03-16 (4th)
1889 AA  born 1854-03-16 (1st)
1890 AA  born 1854-03-16 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 26 (894), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1285), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1962), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 9 (968), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (265th), 6.3 career WAR/6.7 7yr-peak WAR/6.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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