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Lew Ritter

Lewis Elmer Ritter (Old Dog)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: September 7, 1875 in Liverpool, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1902 (Age 27.003)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1903 season [*]
Team: Superbas 1902-1908

Final Game: August 29, 1908 (Age 32.357)
Died: May 27, 1952 in Harrisburg, PA
Buried: Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, PA
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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
1902 26 BRO NL 16 61 57 5 12 1 0 0 2 2 1 8 .211 .237 .228 .465 44 13 1 2 2
1903 27 BRO NL 78 288 259 26 61 9 6 0 37 9 19 30 .236 .290 .317 .607 74 82 1 9 2/O
1904 28 BRO NL 72 241 214 23 53 4 1 0 19 17 20 34 .248 .318 .276 .593 86 59 2 5 2/45
1905 29 BRO NL 92 334 311 32 68 10 5 1 28 16 15 39 .219 .255 .293 .547 69 91 0 8 2/O5
1906 30 BRO NL 73 250 226 22 47 1 3 0 15 6 16 20 .208 .263 .239 .502 62 54 1 7 2/O35
1907 31 BRO NL 93 298 271 15 55 6 1 0 17 5 18 40 .203 .255 .232 .488 58 63 1 8 2
1908 32 BRO NL 38 108 99 6 19 2 1 0 2 0 7 9 .192 .245 .232 .478 55 23 0 2 2
7 Yrs 462 1580 1437 129 315 33 17 1 120 55 96 180 .219 .271 .268 .539 68 385 6 41
162 Game Avg. 162 554 504 45 110 12 6 0 42 19 34 63 .219 .271 .268 .539 68 135 2 14

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
1902 26 BRO NL 16 61 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2
1903 27 BRO NL 78 288 -9 -0 0 -1 5 -6 -0.6 9 4 0.4 .493 .496 0.4 0.4 5 2/O
1904 28 BRO NL 72 241 -3 1 0 0 4 1 0.2 8 9 1.0 .502 .501 1.0 0.5 9 2/45
1905 29 BRO NL 92 334 -11 1 0 -2 5 -7 -0.8 11 4 0.3 .492 .495 0.6 0.4 6 2/O5
1906 30 BRO NL 73 250 -8 -0 0 0 3 -6 -0.7 8 2 0.1 .491 .496 0.2 0.3 2 2/O35
1907 31 BRO NL 93 298 -12 -0 0 1 5 -6 -0.8 10 4 0.2 .492 .495 0.2 0.7 3 2
1908 32 BRO NL 38 108 -4 0 0 -1 2 -3 -0.4 4 0 -0.1 .489 .497 0.1 0.1 1 2
7 Seasons 462 1580 -52 1 0 -3 25 -29 -3.4 51 22 1.9 .493 .497 2.4 2.6 25

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
1902 BRO NL 26 C 16 112 91 18 3 2 .973 6.81 .965 6.07 2 23 14 38% 45%
1903 BRO NL 27 C 74 414 309 80 25 6 .940 5.26 .967 6.10 2 140 68 33% 45%
1903 BRO NL 27 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95 1-1-0
1904 BRO NL 28 C 57 349 249 88 12 7 .966 5.91 .964 6.01 4 71 64 47% 46%
1904 BRO NL 28 2B 5 21 9 11 1 6 .952 4.00 .942 5.36
1904 BRO NL 28 3B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 3.20
1905 BRO NL 29 C 84 529 397 106 26 4 .951 5.99 .963 6.20 9 137 83 38% 45%
1905 BRO NL 29 OF 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .954 1.98 0-1-3
1905 BRO NL 29 3B 2 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.50 .920 3.20
1906 BRO NL 30 C 53 278 211 61 6 4 .978 5.13 .970 6.25 6 63 44 41% 45%
1906 BRO NL 30 OF 9 22 19 2 1 0 .955 2.33 .959 1.89 5-0-5
1906 BRO NL 30 1B 3 27 26 0 1 1 .963 8.67 .984 10.80
1906 BRO NL 30 3B 2 8 1 5 2 0 .750 3.00 .931 3.25
1907 BRO NL 31 C 89 510 391 103 16 11 .969 5.55 .971 5.98 8 114 76 40% 45%
1908 BRO NL 32 C 37 180 132 41 7 0 .961 4.68 .971 5.92 3 41 28 41% 46%
7 Seasons C 410 2372 1780 497 95 34 .960 5.55 .967 6.08 34 589 377 39% 45%
3 Seasons OF 15 29 26 2 1 0 .966 1.87 .958 1.92 6-2-8
1 Season 2B 5 21 9 11 1 6 .952 4.00 .942 5.36
3 Seasons 3B 5 14 3 9 2 0 .857 2.40 .925 3.22
1 Season 1B 3 27 26 0 1 1 .963 8.67 .984 10.80
7 Seasons TOT 438 2463 1844 519 100 41 .959 5.39 .967 5.93 6-2-8 34 589 377 39% 45%
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1907 NL  89 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1905 NL  397 (5th)
1907 NL  391 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1903 NL  25 (1st)
1905 NL  26 (1st)
1907 NL  16 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1903 NL  140 (3rd)
1905 NL  137 (1st)
1907 NL  114 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1907 NL  76 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1907 NL  .969 (5th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Lewis Old Dog Elmer Lew lou Ritter

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