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Toad Ramsey

Thomas H. Ramsey

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 8, 1864 in Indianapolis, IN (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1885 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Browns 1885-1890

Final Game: September 17, 1890 (Age 26)
Died: March 27, 1906 in Indianapolis, IN
Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #465. Mike Witt… #466. Tom Browning… #467. Billy O'Dell… #468. TOAD RAMSEY… #469. Dick McBride… #470. Jack Sanford… #471. Sherry Smith… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
1885 20 LOU AA 3 6 .333 1.94 2.05 9 9 0 9 0 0 79.0 44 38 17 1 28 83 1 0 11 322 169 0.911 5.0 0.1 3.2 9.5 2.96
1886 21 LOU AA 38 27 .585 2.45 2.59 67 67 0 66 3 0 588.2 447 297 160 3 207 499 12 0 35 2477 148 1.111 6.8 0.0 3.2 7.6 2.41
1887 22 LOU AA 37 27 .578 3.43 3.20 65 64 1 61 0 0 561.0 544 358 214 9 167 355 16 0 46 2430 128 1.267 8.7 0.1 2.7 5.7 2.13
1888 23 LOU AA 8 30 .211 3.42 2.48 40 40 0 37 1 0 342.1 362 278 130 10 86 228 11 0 48 1481 88 1.309 9.5 0.3 2.3 6.0 2.65
1889 24 TOT AA 4 17 .190 5.22 3.87 23 21 2 18 0 0 181.0 219 181 105 7 81 93 3 0 11 840 74 1.657 10.9 0.3 4.0 4.6 1.15
1889 24 LOU AA 1 16 .059 5.59 4.36 18 18 0 15 0 0 140.0 175 152 87 7 71 60 2 0 9 663 68 1.757 11.3 0.5 4.6 3.9 0.85
1889 24 STL AA 3 1 .750 3.95 2.20 5 3 2 3 0 0 41.0 44 29 18 0 10 33 1 0 2 177 106 1.317 9.7 0.0 2.2 7.2 3.30
1890 25 STL AA 23 17 .575 3.69 2.76 44 40 4 34 1 0 348.2 325 221 143 10 102 257 8 0 28 1468 118 1.225 8.4 0.3 2.6 6.6 2.52
6 Yrs 113 124 .477 3.29 2.85 248 241 7 225 5 0 2100.2 1941 1373 769 40 671 1515 51 0 179 9018 117 1.243 8.3 0.2 2.9 6.5 2.26
162 Game Avg. 16 17 .477 3.29 2.85 34 34 1 31 1 0 292 270 191 107 6 93 211 7 0 25 1254 117 1.243 8.3 0.2 2.9 6.5 2.26
LOU (5 yrs) 87 106 .451 3.20 2.89 199 198 1 188 4 0 1711.0 1572 1123 608 30 559 1225 42 0 149 7373 117 1.245 8.3 0.2 2.9 6.4 2.19
STL (2 yrs) 26 18 .591 3.72 2.70 49 43 6 37 1 0 389.2 369 250 161 10 112 290 9 0 30 1645 117 1.234 8.5 0.2 2.6 6.7 2.59

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
1885 20 LOU AA 79.0 9 9 38 4.33 5.55 -0.09 0.00 100.0 5.65 12 1.2 -0.1 1.6 17 .634 .507
1886 21 LOU AA 588.2 67 67 297 4.54 5.63 -0.07 0.00 106.0 6.04 105 9.8 -0.7 12.6 140 .647 .561 $1,800
1887 22 LOU AA 561.0 65 64 358 5.74 6.53 -0.05 0.00 102.0 6.71 68 5.5 1.0 -0.6 8.2 108 .584 .534 $1,800
1888 23 LOU AA 342.1 40 40 278 7.31 5.23 -0.54 0.00 100.0 5.76 -61 -5.0 -0.4 -3.5 -37 .374 .469 $2,000
1889 24 LOU AA 140.0 18 18 152 9.77 6.29 -0.54 0.00 100.0 6.83 -44 -3.1 -0.1 -2.3 -35 .329 .481
1889 24 STL AA 41.0 5 3 29 6.37 5.96 0.26 0.00 110.0 6.28 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 3 .504 .500
1890 25 STL AA 348.2 44 40 221 5.70 5.50 0.06 0.00 111.0 6.03 26 2.4 1.0 -0.6 4.2 41 .554 .515
6 Seasons 2100.2 248 241 1373 5.88 5.83 -0.14 0.00 104.2 6.21 107 10.8 1.0 -2.6 21.0 237 .544 .522 $5,600
LOU (5 yrs) 1711.0 199 198 1123 5.91 5.90 -0.19 0.00 102.7 6.25 80 8.4 1.0 -2.0 16.6 194 .542 .524 $5,600
STL (2 yrs) 389.2 49 43 250 5.77 5.55 0.08 0.00 110.9 6.06 27 2.4 1.0 -0.6 4.4 44 .549 .513

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
1885 20 LOU AA 9 31 31 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 .129 .129 .129 .258 -19 4 0 /1
1886 21 LOU AA 67 247 241 29 58 8 1 0 28 1 6 .241 .259 .282 .541 67 68 0 1
1887 22 LOU AA 65 244 225 19 43 4 0 0 24 2 19 9 .191 .254 .209 .463 28 47 0 1
1888 23 LOU AA 42 153 142 12 17 6 0 0 9 0 9 18 .120 .183 .162 .345 13 23 2 1/O
1889 24 TOT AA 23 77 74 5 20 2 0 0 7 1 2 11 .270 .299 .297 .596 70 22 1 1
1889 24 LOU AA 18 59 57 3 15 1 0 0 3 1 1 8 .263 .288 .281 .569 65 16 1 1
1889 24 STL AA 5 18 17 2 5 1 0 0 4 0 1 3 .294 .333 .353 .686 87 6 0 /1
1890 25 STL AA 44 153 145 17 33 6 1 0 11 0 5 .228 .268 .283 .551 52 41 3 1
6 Yrs 250 905 858 84 175 26 2 0 82 4 41 38 .204 .245 .239 .484 42 205 6
162 Game Avg. 162 586 556 54 113 17 1 0 53 27 .204 .245 .239 .484 42 133 4
LOU (5 yrs) 201 734 696 65 137 19 1 0 67 4 35 35 .197 .238 .227 .465 39 158 3
STL (2 yrs) 49 171 162 19 38 7 1 0 15 0 6 3 .235 .275 .290 .565 56 47 3

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
1885 20 LOU AA 9 31 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /1
1886 21 LOU AA 67 247 -11 -0 0 0 11 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $1,800 1
1887 22 LOU AA 65 244 -24 -1 0 0 17 -8 -0.6 0 -8 -0.6 .491 .496 -0.6 0.1 -8 $1,800 1
1888 23 LOU AA 42 153 -14 -0 0 0 10 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -5 $2,000 1/O
1889 24 LOU AA 18 59 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .507 .501 0.1 0.0 2 1
1889 24 STL AA 5 18 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1890 25 STL AA 44 153 -11 -0 0 0 11 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
6 Seasons 250 905 -68 -2 0 0 57 -13 -1.1 0 -13 -1.1 .495 .499 -1.2 0.0 -13 $5,600
LOU (5 yrs) 201 734 -56 -2 0 0 44 -14 -1.2 0 -14 -1.2 .494 .498 -1.3 0.0 -14 $5,600
STL (2 yrs) 49 171 -12 -0 0 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1885 LOU AA 20 P 9 79.0 17 1 11 5 1 .706 1.37 1.33 .878 1.90 1.88
1886 LOU AA 21 P 67 588.2 115 14 78 23 1 .800 1.41 1.37 .885 2.00 1.95
1887 LOU AA 22 P 65 561.0 110 7 72 31 0 .718 1.27 1.22 .883 2.27 2.18
1888 LOU AA 23 P 40 342.1 83 8 57 18 1 .783 1.71 1.63 .891 2.45 2.41
1888 LOU AA 23 OF 4 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.75 .907 1.82 3-1-0
1889 TOT AA 24 P 23 181.0 47 2 31 14 0 .702 1.64 1.43 .905 2.13 2.05
1889 LOU AA 24 P 18 140.0 38 2 25 11 0 .711 1.74 1.50 .905 2.13 2.05
1889 STL AA 24 P 5 41.0 9 0 6 3 0 .667 1.32 1.20 .904 2.13 2.04
1890 STL AA 25 P 44 348.2 59 12 31 16 2 .729 1.11 0.98 .907 2.23 2.14
6 Seasons P 248 2100.2 431 44 280 107 5 .752 1.39 1.31 .891 2.19 2.12
1 Season OF 4 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.75 .907 1.82 3-1-0
6 Seasons TOT 252 2100.2 434 46 281 107 5 .753 1.39 1.30 .891 2.19 2.12 3-1-0
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1886 AA  12.5 (1st)
1887 AA  7.7 (4th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1886 AA  12.6 (1st)
1887 AA  8.2 (3rd)
1890 AA  4.2 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1886 AA  2.45 (3rd)
1887 AA  3.43 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1886 AA  38 (3rd)
1887 AA  37 (2nd)
1890 AA  23 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1886 AA  .585 (8th)
1887 AA  .578 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1886 AA  1.111 (3rd)
1887 AA  1.267 (5th)
1890 AA  1.225 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1886 AA  6.834 (1st)
1887 AA  8.727 (4th)
Career  8.316 (246th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 AA  2.633 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1886 AA  7.629 (2nd)
1887 AA  5.695 (1st)
1888 AA  5.994 (2nd)
1889 AA  4.624 (6th)
1890 AA  6.634 (1st)
Career  6.491 (178th)

Games Played s c a p y
1886 AA  67 (2nd)
1887 AA  65 (2nd)
1888 AA  40 (10th)
1890 AA  44 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1886 AA  588.7 (1st)
1887 AA  561.0 (2nd)
1890 AA  348.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1886 AA  499 (2nd)
1887 AA  355 (1st)
1888 AA  228 (3rd)
1890 AA  257 (3rd)
Career  1,515 (185th)

Games Started s c a p y
1886 AA  67 (2nd)
1887 AA  64 (2nd)
1888 AA  40 (10th)
1890 AA  40 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1886 AA  66 (1st)
1887 AA  61 (2nd)
Career  225 (109th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1886 AA  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  9 (6th)
1888 AA  10 (3rd)
1890 AA  10 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1886 AA  207 (1st)
1887 AA  167 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1886 AA  447 (6th)
1887 AA  544 (3rd)
1888 AA  362 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1886 AA  2.411 (3rd)
1887 AA  2.126 (1st)
1888 AA  2.651 (2nd)
1890 AA  2.520 (2nd)
Career  2.258 (184th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1886 AA  0.046 (2nd)
1887 AA  0.144 (8th)
Career  0.171 (122nd)

Losses s c a p y
1886 AA  27 (3rd)
1887 AA  27 (5th)
1888 AA  30 (3rd)
1890 AA  17 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1886 AA  160 (6th)
1887 AA  214 (4th)
1888 AA  130 (5th)
1890 AA  143 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1886 AA  35 (6th)
1887 AA  46 (4th)
1888 AA  48 (3rd)
1890 AA  28 (4th)
Career  179 (20th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1886 AA  12 (9th)
1887 AA  16 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1886 AA  2,477 (1st)
1887 AA  2,430 (2nd)
1888 AA  1,481 (10th)
1890 AA  1,468 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1890 AA  4 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1886 AA  148 (2nd)
1887 AA  128 (5th)
Career  117 (172nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1886 AA  2.59 (1st)
1887 AA  3.20 (1st)
1888 AA  2.48 (3rd)
1890 AA  2.76 (2nd)
Career  2.85 (84th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1885 AA  9 (10th)
1886 AA  66 (2nd)
1887 AA  53 (3rd)
1890 AA  22 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1885 AA  0.9 (10th)
1886 AA  6.0 (2nd)
1887 AA  4.4 (3rd)
1890 AA  1.9 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1886 AA  67 (2nd)
1887 AA  65 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1886 AA  78 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1886 AA  23 (2nd)
1887 AA  31 (1st)
1888 AA  18 (3rd)
1889 AA  14 (2nd)
1890 AA  16 (1st)
Career  107 (14th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 11 (218), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 70 (360), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 76 (156), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (452), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (488th), 19.9 career WAR/19.9 7yr-peak WAR/19.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
188621Louisville Colonels$1,80011/13/86 TSN9/1/1887 TSN: $1,400
188722Louisville Colonels$1,8009/17/87 TSN
188823Louisville Colonels$2,00011/12/87 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,600
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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Name and misspellings: Thomas H. Toad Ramsey

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