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Old Hoss Radbourn

Charles Gardner Radbourn (Old Hoss) (twitter: @OldHossRadbourn)

Positions: Pitcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: December 11, 1854 in Rochester, NY(All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1880 (Age 25.146)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1881 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Grays/Beaneaters/Reds/Bisons 1880-1891

Final Game: August 11, 1891 (Age 36.243)
Died: February 5, 1897 in Bloomington, IL
Buried: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, IL
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1939.
   View Old Hoss Radbourn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Pitching

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
1881 26 PRO NL 25 11 .694 2.43 41 36 4 34 3 0 325.1 309 162 88 1 64 117 0 17 1380 108 2.60 1.147 8.5 0.0 1.8 3.2 1.83
1882 27 PRO NL 33 19 .635 2.11 54 51 3 50 6 0 466.0 422 213 109 6 51 201 0 23 1916 133 2.40 1.015 8.2 0.1 1.0 3.9 3.94
1883 28 PRO NL 48 25 .658 2.05 76 68 8 66 4 1 632.1 563 275 144 7 56 315 0 36 2540 150 2.67 0.979 8.0 0.1 0.8 4.5 5.63
1884 29 PRO NL 59 12 .831 1.38 75 73 2 73 11 2 678.2 528 216 104 18 98 441 0 34 2672 205 2.75 0.922 7.0 0.2 1.3 5.8 4.50
1885 30 PRO NL 28 21 .571 2.20 49 49 0 49 2 0 445.2 423 209 109 4 83 154 0 34 1841 123 2.87 1.135 8.5 0.1 1.7 3.1 1.86
1886 31 BSN NL 27 31 .466 3.00 58 58 0 57 3 0 509.1 521 300 170 18 111 218 0 22 2162 104 3.36 1.241 9.2 0.3 2.0 3.9 1.96
1887 32 BSN NL 24 23 .511 4.55 50 50 0 48 1 0 425.0 505 305 215 21 133 87 14 0 20 1915 87 4.55 1.501 10.7 0.4 2.8 1.8 0.65
1888 33 BSN NL 7 16 .304 2.87 24 24 0 24 1 0 207.0 187 110 66 8 45 64 8 0 8 852 101 3.24 1.121 8.1 0.3 2.0 2.8 1.42
1889 34 BSN NL 20 11 .645 3.67 33 31 2 28 1 0 277.0 282 151 113 14 72 99 8 0 4 1180 112 3.81 1.278 9.2 0.5 2.3 3.2 1.38
1890 35 BOS PL 27 12 .692 3.31 41 38 3 36 1 0 343.0 352 183 126 8 100 80 11 0 8 1497 127 3.72 1.318 9.2 0.2 2.6 2.1 0.80
1891 36 CIN NL 11 13 .458 4.25 26 24 2 23 2 0 218.0 236 149 103 13 62 54 13 0 8 963 78 3.84 1.367 9.7 0.5 2.6 2.2 0.87
11 Yrs 309 194 .614 2.68 527 502 24 488 35 3 4527.1 4328 2273 1347 118 875 1830 54 0 214 18918 119 3.15 1.149 8.6 0.2 1.7 3.6 2.09
162 Game Avg. 20 13 .614 2.68 35 33 2 32 2 0 299 286 150 89 8 58 121 0 14 1250 119 3.15 1.149 8.6 0.2 1.7 3.6 2.09
PRO (5 yrs) 193 88 .687 1.96 295 277 17 272 26 3 2548.0 2245 1075 554 36 352 1228 0 144 10349 145 2.67 1.019 7.9 0.1 1.2 4.3 3.49
BSN (4 yrs) 78 81 .491 3.58 165 163 2 157 6 0 1418.1 1495 866 564 61 361 468 30 0 54 6109 99 3.79 1.309 9.5 0.4 2.3 3.0 1.30
BOS (1 yr) 27 12 .692 3.31 41 38 3 36 1 0 343.0 352 183 126 8 100 80 11 0 8 1497 127 3.72 1.318 9.2 0.2 2.6 2.1 0.80
CIN (1 yr) 11 13 .458 4.25 26 24 2 23 2 0 218.0 236 149 103 13 62 54 13 0 8 963 78 3.84 1.367 9.7 0.5 2.6 2.2 0.87
NL (10 yrs) 282 182 .608 2.63 486 464 21 452 34 3 4184.1 3976 2090 1221 110 775 1750 43 0 206 17421 118 3.11 1.135 8.6 0.2 1.7 3.8 2.26
PL (1 yr) 27 12 .692 3.31 41 38 3 36 1 0 343.0 352 183 126 8 100 80 11 0 8 1497 127 3.72 1.318 9.2 0.2 2.6 2.1 0.80
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
1881 26 PRO NL 325.1 41 36 162 4.48 5.07 -0.03 0.00 96.0 4.90 16 1.6 1.0 -0.2 4.5 49 .539 .510
1882 27 PRO NL 466.0 54 51 213 4.11 5.40 0.52 0.00 98.0 4.78 40 3.9 1.0 -0.5 7.8 86 .572 .524
1883 28 PRO NL 632.1 76 68 275 3.91 5.68 0.64 0.00 99.0 4.99 89 8.3 1.0 -0.9 13.4 150 .609 .551 $2,000
1884 29 PRO NL 678.2 75 73 216 2.86 5.45 0.74 0.00 96.0 4.52 138 14.3 1.0 -1.6 19.1 199 .691 .588 $3,000
1885 30 PRO NL 445.2 49 49 209 4.22 5.08 0.16 0.00 95.0 4.68 33 3.3 -0.4 7.2 69 .568 .521 $4,000
1886 31 BSN NL 509.1 58 58 300 5.30 5.19 -0.16 0.00 97.0 5.19 4 0.4 -0.6 4.6 50 .507 .502 $4,000
1887 32 BSN NL 425.0 50 50 305 6.46 6.02 0.14 0.00 97.0 5.70 -19 -1.6 -0.6 1.8 19 .469 .490 $4,500
1888 33 BSN NL 207.0 24 24 110 4.78 4.49 0.08 0.00 102.0 4.49 -3 -0.3 -0.2 1.4 13 .487 .498 $4,250
1889 34 BSN NL 277.0 33 31 151 4.91 5.79 0.27 0.00 104.0 5.74 29 2.6 1.0 -0.3 4.9 60 .578 .516 $4,000
1890 35 BOS PL 343.0 41 38 183 4.80 6.77 -0.06 0.00 99.0 6.77 76 6.2 1.0 -0.4 8.2 109 .652 .538
1891 36 CIN NL 218.0 26 24 149 6.15 5.66 0.28 0.00 101.0 5.43 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.2 0.6 8 .452 .492
11 Seasons 4527.1 527 502 2273 4.52 5.52 0.29 0.00 98.0 5.13 388 37.5 1.0 -5.8 73.5 811 .571 .528 $25,750
PRO (5 yrs) 2548.0 295 277 1075 3.80 5.39 0.47 0.00 96.9 4.76 316 31.5 1.0 -3.5 52.0 554 .607 .545 $9,000
BSN (4 yrs) 1418.1 165 163 866 5.50 5.45 0.05 0.00 99.1 5.35 11 1.1 1.0 -1.8 12.7 141 .507 .501 $16,750
BOS (1 yr) 343.0 41 38 183 4.80 6.77 -0.06 0.00 99.0 6.77 76 6.2 1.0 -0.4 8.2 109 .652 .538
CIN (1 yr) 218.0 26 24 149 6.15 5.66 0.28 0.00 101.0 5.43 -15 -1.3 1.0 -0.2 0.6 8 .452 .492

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1884 ❍ 29 PRO NL WS W NYP 3 0 1.000 0.00 3 3 0 3 1 0 22.0 11 3 0 0 0 17 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 7.0
1 WS 3 0 1.000 0.00 3 3 0 3 1 0 22.0 11 3 0 0 0 17 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 7.0

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1881 26 25 11 .694 2.43 41 36 4 34 3 0 325.1 309 162 88 1 64 117 0 17 1380 108 1.147 8.5 0.0 1.8 3.2 1.83 108
1882 27 58 30 .659 2.24 95 87 7 84 9 0 791.1 731 375 197 7 115 318 0 40 3296 122 1.069 8.3 0.1 1.3 3.6 2.77 122
1883 28 106 55 .658 2.16 171 155 15 150 13 1 1423.2 1294 650 341 14 171 633 0 76 5836 134 1.029 8.2 0.1 1.1 4.0 3.70 134
1884 29 165 67 .711 1.91 246 228 17 223 24 3 2102.1 1822 866 445 32 269 1074 0 110 8508 151 0.995 7.8 0.1 1.2 4.6 3.99 151
1885 30 193 88 .687 1.96 295 277 17 272 26 3 2548.0 2245 1075 554 36 352 1228 0 144 10349 145 1.019 7.9 0.1 1.2 4.3 3.49 145
1886 31 220 119 .649 2.13 353 335 17 329 29 3 3057.1 2766 1375 724 54 463 1446 0 166 12511 136 1.056 8.1 0.2 1.4 4.3 3.12 136
1887 32 244 142 .632 2.43 403 385 17 377 30 3 3482.1 3271 1680 939 75 596 1533 14 0 186 14426 124 1.110 8.5 0.2 1.5 4.0 2.57 124
1888 33 251 158 .614 2.45 427 409 17 401 31 3 3689.1 3458 1790 1005 83 641 1597 22 0 194 15278 123 1.111 8.4 0.2 1.6 3.9 2.49 123
1889 34 271 169 .616 2.54 460 440 19 429 32 3 3966.1 3740 1941 1118 97 713 1696 30 0 198 16458 122 1.123 8.5 0.2 1.6 3.8 2.38 122
1890 35 298 181 .622 2.60 501 478 22 465 33 3 4309.1 4092 2124 1244 105 813 1776 41 0 206 17955 122 1.138 8.5 0.2 1.7 3.7 2.18 122
1891 36 309 194 .614 2.68 527 502 24 488 35 3 4527.1 4328 2273 1347 118 875 1830 54 0 214 18918 119 1.149 8.6 0.2 1.7 3.6 2.09 119

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1881 26 37 33 .529 3.67 627.0 557 284 256 2 115 226 0 1.072 8.0 1.7 3.2 1.97 0.0 41
1882 27 60 39 .606 3.12 888.0 719 342 308 10 87 383 0 0.908 7.3 0.9 3.9 4.40 0.1 54
1883 28 74 41 .643 2.76 1035.0 797 352 317 10 79 515 0 0.846 6.9 0.7 4.5 6.52 0.1 76
1884 29 79 28 .738 2.18 964.0 681 259 233 23 126 627 0 0.837 6.4 1.2 5.9 4.98 0.2 75
1885 30 40 32 .556 3.53 650.0 592 283 255 6 116 225 0 1.089 8.2 1.6 3.1 1.94 0.1 49
1886 31 35 39 .473 4.22 665.0 634 347 312 22 135 285 0 1.156 8.6 1.8 3.9 2.11 0.3 58
1887 32 28 32 .467 4.30 542.0 541 288 259 22 142 111 15 1.260 9.0 2.4 1.8 0.78 0.4 50
1888 33 13 14 .481 4.08 247.0 218 125 112 9 52 76 9 1.093 7.9 1.9 2.8 1.46 0.3 24
1889 34 22 15 .595 3.26 337.0 290 136 122 14 74 121 8 1.080 7.7 2.0 3.2 1.64 0.4 33
1890 35 30 17 .638 2.80 421.0 335 146 131 8 95 98 10 1.021 7.2 2.0 2.1 1.03 0.2 41
1891 36 13 15 .464 4.43 256.0 244 140 126 13 64 63 13 1.203 8.6 2.3 2.2 0.98 0.5 26
11 Yrs 431 305 .586 3.30 6632.0 5608 2702 2431 139 1085 2730 55 1.009 7.6 3.7 2.52 0.2 527

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans (20.5%)
1939 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Old Timers Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1881 NL  4.0 (9th)
1882 NL  8.1 (4th)
1883 NL  14.7 (1st)
1884 NL  19.3 (1st)
1885 NL  8.4 (3rd)
1890 PL  8.0 (3rd)
Career  76.0 (71st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1881 NL  4.5 (6th)
1882 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1883 NL  13.5 (1st)
1884 NL  19.1 (2nd)
1885 NL  7.2 (3rd)
1886 NL  4.6 (10th)
1889 NL  4.9 (8th)
1890 PL  8.2 (3rd)
Career  73.5 (29th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1881 NL  2.43 (6th)
1882 NL  2.11 (2nd)
1883 NL  2.05 (2nd)
1884 NL  1.38 (1st)
1885 NL  2.20 (5th)
1890 PL  3.31 (3rd)
Career  2.68 (73rd)

Wins s c a p y
1881 NL  25 (6th)
1882 NL  33 (2nd)
1883 NL  48 (1st)
1884 NL  59 (1st)
1885 NL  28 (4th)
1886 NL  27 (8th)
1887 NL  24 (6th)
1889 NL  20 (9th)
1890 PL  27 (4th)
Career  309 (19th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1881 NL  .694 (1st)
1882 NL  .635 (2nd)
1883 NL  .658 (2nd)
1884 NL  .831 (1st)
1885 NL  .571 (5th)
1889 NL  .645 (4th)
1890 PL  .692 (2nd)
Career  .614 (85th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1881 NL  1.147 (4th)
1882 NL  1.015 (2nd)
1883 NL  0.979 (1st)
1884 NL  0.922 (3rd)
1885 NL  1.135 (9th)
1889 NL  1.278 (2nd)
1890 PL  1.318 (3rd)
Career  1.149 (66th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  8.548 (3rd)
1882 NL  8.150 (2nd)
1883 NL  8.013 (2nd)
1884 NL  7.002 (2nd)
1889 NL  9.163 (10th)
1890 PL  9.236 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1882 NL  0.985 (6th)
1883 NL  0.797 (3rd)
1884 NL  1.300 (6th)
1885 NL  1.676 (6th)
1886 NL  1.961 (6th)
1889 NL  2.339 (3rd)
1890 PL  2.624 (5th)
1891 NL  2.560 (4th)
Career  1.739 (46th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  3.237 (4th)
1882 NL  3.882 (5th)
1883 NL  4.483 (4th)
1884 NL  5.848 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1881 NL  41 (8th)
1882 NL  54 (2nd)
1883 NL  76 (1st)
1884 NL  75 (1st)
1885 NL  49 (6th)
1886 NL  58 (3rd)
1887 NL  50 (3rd)
1890 PL  41 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1883 NL  1 (3rd)
1884 NL  2 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1882 NL  466.0 (2nd)
1883 NL  632.3 (2nd)
1884 NL  678.7 (1st)
1885 NL  445.7 (3rd)
1886 NL  509.3 (2nd)
1887 NL  425.0 (4th)
1890 PL  343.0 (7th)
Career  4,527.3 (26th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1881 NL  117 (8th)
1882 NL  201 (1st)
1883 NL  315 (2nd)
1884 NL  441 (1st)
1885 NL  154 (8th)
1886 NL  218 (6th)
Career  1,830 (96th)

Games Started s c a p y
1881 NL  36 (10th)
1882 NL  51 (2nd)
1883 NL  68 (2nd)
1884 NL  73 (1st)
1885 NL  49 (6th)
1886 NL  58 (3rd)
1887 NL  50 (3rd)
1890 PL  38 (7th)
Career  502 (45th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1881 NL  34 (10th)
1882 NL  50 (2nd)
1883 NL  66 (2nd)
1884 NL  73 (1st)
1885 NL  49 (4th)
1886 NL  57 (2nd)
1887 NL  48 (3rd)
1890 PL  36 (7th)
Career  488 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1881 NL  3 (8th)
1882 NL  6 (1st)
1883 NL  4 (2nd)
1884 NL  11 (2nd)
1886 NL  3 (4th)
1890 PL  1 (9th)
1891 NL  2 (8th)
Career  35 (71st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 NL  6 (9th)
1883 NL  7 (7th)
1884 NL  18 (4th)
1886 NL  18 (2nd)
1887 NL  21 (4th)
1889 NL  14 (6th)
1891 NL  13 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  64 (8th)
1882 NL  51 (8th)
1883 NL  56 (7th)
1884 NL  98 (6th)
1885 NL  83 (9th)
1886 NL  111 (6th)
1887 NL  133 (1st)
Career  875 (175th)

Hits s c a p y
1882 NL  422 (4th)
1883 NL  563 (3rd)
1884 NL  528 (2nd)
1885 NL  423 (4th)
1886 NL  521 (2nd)
1887 NL  505 (2nd)
Career  4,328 (23rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  1.828 (8th)
1882 NL  3.941 (5th)
1883 NL  5.625 (2nd)
1884 NL  4.500 (5th)
1886 NL  1.964 (9th)
1889 NL  1.375 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  0.028 (2nd)
1882 NL  0.116 (3rd)
1883 NL  0.100 (4th)
1884 NL  0.239 (6th)
1885 NL  0.081 (4th)
1890 PL  0.210 (8th)
Career  0.235 (214th)

Losses s c a p y
1882 NL  19 (8th)
1883 NL  25 (3rd)
1885 NL  21 (8th)
1886 NL  31 (3rd)
1887 NL  23 (3rd)
Career  194 (49th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  88 (10th)
1882 NL  109 (7th)
1883 NL  144 (4th)
1884 NL  104 (10th)
1886 NL  170 (3rd)
1887 NL  215 (1st)
Career  1,347 (68th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1881 NL  17 (8th)
1882 NL  23 (3rd)
1883 NL  36 (2nd)
1884 NL  34 (5th)
1885 NL  34 (5th)
1887 NL  20 (8th)
Career  214 (11th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 NL  14 (6th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1881 NL  1,380 (10th)
1882 NL  1,916 (2nd)
1883 NL  2,540 (3rd)
1884 NL  2,672 (1st)
1885 NL  1,841 (4th)
1886 NL  2,162 (2nd)
1887 NL  1,915 (3rd)
Career  18,918 (26th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1881 NL  4 (2nd)
1882 NL  3 (2nd)
1883 NL  8 (2nd)
1884 NL  2 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1881 NL  108 (7th)
1882 NL  133 (2nd)
1883 NL  150 (2nd)
1884 NL  205 (1st)
1885 NL  123 (7th)
1890 PL  127 (4th)
Career  119 (137th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1881 NL  2.60 (5th)
1882 NL  2.40 (3rd)
1883 NL  2.67 (2nd)
1884 NL  2.75 (5th)
1885 NL  2.87 (9th)
1889 NL  3.81 (8th)
1890 PL  3.72 (6th)
Career  3.15 (187th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  8 (9th)
1882 NL  35 (2nd)
1883 NL  72 (1st)
1884 NL  110 (1st)
1885 NL  23 (5th)
1889 NL  19 (8th)
1890 PL  42 (3rd)
Career  277 (33rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1881 NL  0.8 (9th)
1882 NL  3.3 (1st)
1883 NL  6.6 (1st)
1884 NL  10.5 (1st)
1885 NL  2.2 (5th)
1889 NL  1.7 (8th)
1890 PL  3.5 (3rd)
Career  25.8 (49th)

Oldest s c a p y
1888 NL  born 1854-12-11 (9th)
1889 NL  born 1854-12-11 (7th)
1890 PL  born 1854-12-11 (5th)
1891 NL  born 1854-12-11 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 38 (42), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 199 (41), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 220 (19), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 61 (15), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (18th), 76.0 career WAR/68.1 7yr-peak WAR/72.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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