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Joe Quest

Joseph L. Quest

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: November 16, 1852 in New Castle, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1871 (Age 18.287)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Browns/Wolverines/Blues/Athletics/... 1871-1886

Final Game: July 13, 1886 (Age 33.239)
Died: November 14, 1924 in San Diego, CA
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA
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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
1871 18 CLE NA 3 14 13 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .231 .286 .308 .593 72 4 0 /46
1878 25 IND NL 62 290 278 45 57 3 2 0 13 12 24 .205 .238 .230 .468 63 64 *4
1879 26 CHC NL 83 343 334 38 69 16 1 0 22 9 33 .207 .227 .260 .488 55 87 *4
1880 27 CHC NL 82 308 300 37 71 12 1 0 27 8 16 .237 .256 .283 .540 79 85 *4/65
1881 28 CHC NL 78 295 293 35 72 6 0 1 26 2 29 .246 .251 .276 .527 62 81 *4/6
1882 29 CHC NL 42 167 159 24 32 5 2 0 15 8 16 .201 .240 .258 .497 56 41 4/6
1883 30 TOT MLB 56 226 215 34 52 11 3 0 25 11 .242 .279 .321 .600 86 69 4
1883 30 DTN NL 37 147 137 22 32 8 2 0 15 10 18 .234 .286 .321 .607 87 44 4
1883 30 STL AA 19 79 78 12 20 3 1 0 10 1 .256 .266 .321 .586 83 25 4
1884 31 TOT AA 93 375 353 48 73 12 5 0 19 .207 .253 .269 .522 68 95 3 *4/6
1884 31 STL AA 81 331 310 46 64 9 5 0 19 .206 .257 .268 .525 68 83 2 *4
1884 31 PIT AA 12 44 43 2 9 3 0 0 0 .209 .227 .279 .506 63 12 1 /46
1885 32 DTN NL 55 214 200 24 39 8 2 0 21 14 25 .195 .248 .255 .503 63 51 46/O
1886 33 PHA AA 42 170 150 14 31 4 1 0 10 5 20 .207 .300 .247 .547 73 37 0 6/4
10 Yrs 596 2402 2295 300 499 78 17 1 161 5 0 104 161 .217 .252 .268 .520 67 614 0 3
162 Game Avg. 162 653 624 82 136 21 5 0 44 28 .217 .252 .268 .520 67 167
CHC (4 yrs) 285 1113 1086 134 244 39 4 1 90 27 94 .225 .243 .271 .514 63 294
STL (2 yrs) 100 410 388 58 84 12 6 0 10 20 .216 .259 .278 .537 71 108 2
DTN (2 yrs) 92 361 337 46 71 16 4 0 36 24 43 .211 .263 .282 .545 73 95
PHA (1 yr) 42 170 150 14 31 4 1 0 10 5 20 .207 .300 .247 .547 73 37 0
PIT (1 yr) 12 44 43 2 9 3 0 0 0 .209 .227 .279 .506 63 12 1
IND (1 yr) 62 290 278 45 57 3 2 0 13 12 24 .205 .238 .230 .468 63 64
CLE (1 yr) 3 14 13 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .231 .286 .308 .593 72 4 0
NL (7 yrs) 439 1764 1701 225 372 58 10 1 139 63 161 .219 .247 .266 .513 65 453
AA (3 yrs) 154 624 581 74 124 19 7 0 20 5 40 .213 .268 .270 .538 72 157 3
NA (1 yr) 3 14 13 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .231 .286 .308 .593 72 4 0

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
1871 18 CLE NA 3 14 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /46
1878 25 IND NL 62 290 -8 0 0 -5 1 -12 -1.2 9 -2 -0.2 .481 .493 0.3 -0.4 3 *4
1879 26 CHC NL 83 343 -18 0 0 13 1 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .496 .498 -0.4 1.4 -5 *4
1880 27 CHC NL 82 308 -6 0 0 8 2 4 0.3 11 14 1.5 .505 .502 0.7 1.0 6 *4/65
1881 28 CHC NL 78 295 -14 0 0 8 2 -4 -0.5 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 -0.1 0.9 -2 *4/6
1882 29 CHC NL 42 167 -8 0 0 2 1 -5 -0.5 6 0 0.1 .488 .497 -0.1 0.2 -2 4/6
1883 30 DTN NL 37 147 -2 0 0 -2 1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.4 -0.1 4 4
1883 30 STL AA 19 79 -2 0 0 2 0 1 0.1 2 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.1 0.2 0 4
1884 31 STL AA 81 331 -11 0 0 2 2 -8 -0.9 7 -0 -0.1 .491 .496 -0.1 0.2 -2 $2,100 *4
1884 31 PIT AA 12 44 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .497 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /46
1885 32 DTN NL 55 214 -8 0 0 -3 2 -9 -0.9 7 -2 -0.1 .484 .494 0.2 -0.2 1 46/O
1886 33 PHA AA 42 170 -4 -1 0 -3 3 -5 -0.4 4 -1 -0.0 .491 .498 0.2 -0.0 2 6/4
10 Seasons 596 2402 -82 -1 0 23 14 -46 -4.9 73 28 3.0 .493 .497 1.1 3.3 5 $2,100
CHC (4 yrs) 285 1113 -46 0 0 31 5 -9 -1.1 38 29 3.0 .497 .499 0.1 3.5 -2
STL (2 yrs) 100 410 -13 0 0 4 2 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .494 .497 -0.1 0.4 -2 $2,100
DTN (2 yrs) 92 361 -10 0 0 -5 2 -12 -1.3 12 -0 0.0 .487 .496 0.6 -0.3 5
PHA (1 yr) 42 170 -4 -1 0 -3 3 -5 -0.4 4 -1 -0.0 .491 .498 0.2 -0.0 2
PIT (1 yr) 12 44 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .497 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0
IND (1 yr) 62 290 -8 0 0 -5 1 -12 -1.2 9 -2 -0.2 .481 .493 0.3 -0.4 3
CLE (1 yr) 3 14 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.0 0.0 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 G Awards
1871 CLE NA 18 2B 2 14 2 6 6 0 .571 4.00 .824 5.75
1871 CLE NA 18 SS 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .780 5.40
1878 IND NL 25 2B 62 484 228 196 60 27 .876 6.84 .874 6.36
1879 CHC NL 26 2B 83 642 263 331 48 30 .925 7.16 .897 6.82
1880 CHC NL 27 2B 80 551 223 270 58 26 .895 6.16 .897 6.39
1880 CHC NL 27 SS 2 11 2 8 1 0 .909 5.00 .882 4.40
1880 CHC NL 27 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .855 3.50
1881 CHC NL 28 2B 77 524 238 249 37 28 .929 6.32 .903 6.24
1881 CHC NL 28 SS 1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 7.00 .873 4.60
1882 CHC NL 29 2B 41 273 113 127 33 18 .879 5.85 .896 6.11
1882 CHC NL 29 SS 1 3 0 1 2 0 .333 1.00 .853 4.50
1883 TOT MLB 30 2B 56 361 162 161 38 29 .895 5.77 .886 6.13
1883 DTN NL 30 2B 37 252 114 112 26 25 .897 6.11 .890 6.15
1883 STL AA 30 2B 19 109 48 49 12 4 .890 5.11 .878 6.09
1884 TOT AA 31 2B 88 583 254 269 60 43 .897 5.94 .902 5.99
1884 STL AA 31 2B 81 535 234 244 57 39 .893 5.90 .902 5.99
1884 PIT AA 31 2B 7 48 20 25 3 4 .938 6.43 .902 5.99
1884 PIT AA 31 SS 5 28 7 17 4 2 .857 4.80 .862 4.28
1885 DTN NL 32 2B 39 255 107 122 26 10 .898 5.87 .899 5.76
1885 DTN NL 32 SS 15 67 10 46 11 3 .836 3.73 .872 4.59
1885 DTN NL 32 OF 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 1.80 1-0-0
1886 PHA AA 33 SS 41 229 56 138 35 15 .847 4.73 .854 4.56
1886 PHA AA 33 2B 2 19 7 8 4 1 .789 7.50 .908 6.05
10 Seasons 2B 530 3706 1597 1739 370 212 .900 6.29 .894 6.27
7 Seasons SS 66 347 80 213 54 20 .844 4.44 .859 4.55
1 Season OF 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 1.80 1-0-0
1 Season 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .855 3.50
10 Seasons TOT 598 4056 1678 1953 425 232 .895 6.07 .891 6.07 1-0-0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1879 NL  1.4 (6th)
1880 NL  1.0 (10th)
1881 NL  0.9 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1878 NL  62 (6th)
1879 NL  83 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1878 NL  278 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1878 NL  290 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1878 NL  45 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  12 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1879 NL  33 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1878 NL  221 (1st)
1879 NL  265 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1879 NL  331 (1st)
1880 NL  278 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1878 NL  60 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  62 (1st)
1879 NL  83 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  228 (2nd)
1879 NL  263 (3rd)
1881 NL  238 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  196 (3rd)
1879 NL  331 (1st)
1880 NL  270 (5th)
1881 NL  249 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  60 (1st)
1880 NL  58 (4th)
Career  370 (24th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  27 (2nd)
1879 NL  30 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  6.84 (3rd)
1879 NL  7.16 (4th)
1881 NL  6.32 (4th)
Career  6.29 (6th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1878 NL  .876 (3rd)
1879 NL  .925 (1st)
1880 NL  .895 (4th)
1881 NL  .929 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1886 AA  born 1852-11-16 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1871 NA  born 1852-11-16 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (325th), 3.0 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1884 31 St. Louis Browns $2,100 ? 7-2-1884 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,100
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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