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Amos Rusie

Amos Wilson Rusie (The Hoosier Thunderbolt)

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 30, 1871 in Mooresville, IN
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1889. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 9, 1889 (Age 17.344, 1,330th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1889 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Hoosiers/Reds 1889-1901

Last Game: June 9, 1901 (Age 30.010)
Died: December 6, 1942 in Seattle, WA
Buried: Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1977.
   View Amos Rusie 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
1889 18 IND NL 12 10 .545 5.32 33 22 11 19 1 0 225.0 246 181 133 12 116 109 9 0 9 1036 77 4.40 1.609 9.8 0.5 4.6 4.4 0.94
1890 19 NYG NL 29 34 .460 2.56 67 62 5 56 4 1 548.2 436 300 156 3 289 341 26 0 36 2379 134 3.47 1.321 7.2 0.0 4.7 5.6 1.18
1891 20 NYG NL 33 20 .623 2.55 61 57 4 52 6 1 500.1 391 244 142 6 262 337 18 1 17 2167 123 3.02 1.305 7.0 0.1 4.7 6.1 1.29
1892 21 NYG NL 32 31 .508 2.84 65 62 3 59 2 0 541.0 410 290 171 7 270 304 12 0 24 2314 113 3.04 1.257 6.8 0.1 4.5 5.1 1.13
1893 22 NYG NL 33 21 .611 3.23 56 52 4 50 4 1 482.0 451 260 173 15 218 208 16 0 26 2111 143 4.24 1.388 8.4 0.3 4.1 3.9 0.95
1894 23 NYG NL 36 13 .735 2.78 54 50 4 45 3 1 444.0 426 228 137 10 200 195 5 0 10 1910 188 4.61 1.410 8.6 0.2 4.1 4.0 0.98
1895 24 NYG NL 23 23 .500 3.73 49 47 2 42 4 0 393.1 384 248 163 9 159 201 7 0 10 1690 124 4.12 1.381 8.8 0.2 3.6 4.6 1.26
1897 26 NYG NL 28 10 .737 2.54 38 37 1 35 2 0 322.1 314 143 91 6 87 135 10 0 6 1336 163 3.63 1.244 8.8 0.2 2.4 3.8 1.55
1898 27 NYG NL 20 11 .645 3.03 37 36 1 33 4 1 300.0 288 149 101 6 103 114 9 0 13 1261 116 3.39 1.303 8.6 0.2 3.1 3.4 1.11
1901 30 CIN NL 0 1 .000 8.59 3 2 0 2 0 0 22.0 43 25 21 1 3 6 0 0 2 109 38 3.38 2.091 17.6 0.4 1.2 2.5 2.00
10 Yrs 246 174 .586 3.07 463 427 35 393 30 5 3778.2 3389 2068 1288 75 1707 1950 112 1 153 16313 129 3.71 1.349 8.1 0.2 4.1 4.6 1.14
162 Game Avg. 19 13 .586 3.07 35 33 3 30 2 0 289 259 158 98 6 130 149 9 0 12 1246 129 3.71 1.349 8.1 0.2 4.1 4.6 1.14
NYG (8 yrs) 234 163 .589 2.89 427 403 24 372 29 5 3531.2 3100 1862 1134 62 1588 1835 103 1 142 15168 137 3.67 1.327 7.9 0.2 4.0 4.7 1.16
CIN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 8.59 3 2 0 2 0 0 22.0 43 25 21 1 3 6 0 0 2 109 38 3.38 2.091 17.6 0.4 1.2 2.5 2.00
IND (1 yr) 12 10 .545 5.32 33 22 11 19 1 0 225.0 246 181 133 12 116 109 9 0 9 1036 77 4.40 1.609 9.8 0.5 4.6 4.4 0.94
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
1889 18 IND NL 225.0 33 22 181 7.24 5.81 0.09 0.00 104.0 5.94 -30 -2.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.5 -5 .427 .485
1890 19 NYG NL 548.2 67 62 300 4.92 5.62 0.12 0.00 95.0 5.22 39 3.6 1.0 -1.0 7.8 82 .554 .522
1891 20 NYG NL 500.1 61 57 244 4.39 5.54 0.22 0.00 96.0 5.10 46 4.3 1.0 -0.4 8.6 98 .570 .526 $3,000
1892 21 NYG NL 541.0 65 62 290 4.82 5.08 -0.20 0.00 98.0 5.17 32 3.1 1.0 -0.4 7.8 79 .547 .519
1893 22 NYG NL 482.0 56 52 260 4.85 6.54 0.11 0.00 100.0 6.43 89 7.5 1.0 -0.4 11.6 151 .634 .546
1894 23 NYG NL 444.0 54 50 228 4.62 7.43 0.27 0.00 99.0 7.09 134 10.4 1.0 -0.4 14.2 192 .693 .564
1895 24 NYG NL 393.1 49 47 248 5.67 6.59 -0.01 0.00 97.0 6.40 43 3.5 1.0 -0.4 6.9 87 .571 .522 $3,000
1897 26 NYG NL 322.1 38 37 143 3.99 5.82 0.09 0.00 96.0 5.50 62 5.6 1.0 -0.2 8.4 95 .648 .535 $3,000
1898 27 NYG NL 300.0 37 36 149 4.47 4.92 -0.07 0.00 96.0 4.79 18 1.8 1.0 -0.3 4.4 43 .549 .511
1901 30 CIN NL 22.0 3 2 25 10.23 4.73 -0.40 0.00 96.0 4.92 -13 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .203 .495 $2,500
10 Seasons 3778.2 463 427 2068 4.93 5.93 0.07 0.00 97.6 5.72 421 36.5 1.0 -3.8 68.4 812 .579 .527 $11,500
NYG (8 yrs) 3531.2 427 403 1862 4.75 5.94 0.07 0.00 97.2 5.72 463 39.8 1.0 -3.5 69.7 828 .593 .531 $9,000
CIN (1 yr) 22.0 3 2 25 10.23 4.73 -0.40 0.00 96.0 4.92 -13 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -11 .203 .495 $2,500
IND (1 yr) 225.0 33 22 181 7.24 5.81 0.09 0.00 104.0 5.94 -30 -2.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.5 -5 .427 .485

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+
1889 18 12 10 .545 5.32 33 22 11 19 1 0 225.0 246 181 133 12 116 109 9 0 9 1036 77 1.609 9.8 0.5 4.6 4.4 0.94 77
1890 19 41 44 .482 3.36 100 84 16 75 5 1 773.2 682 481 289 15 405 450 35 0 45 3415 108 1.405 7.9 0.2 4.7 5.2 1.11 108
1891 20 74 64 .536 3.04 161 141 20 127 11 2 1274.0 1073 725 431 21 667 787 53 1 62 5582 113 1.366 7.6 0.1 4.7 5.6 1.18 113
1892 21 106 95 .527 2.99 226 203 23 186 13 2 1815.0 1483 1015 602 28 937 1091 65 1 86 7896 113 1.333 7.4 0.1 4.6 5.4 1.16 113
1893 22 139 116 .545 3.04 282 255 27 236 17 3 2297.0 1934 1275 775 43 1155 1299 81 1 112 10007 120 1.345 7.6 0.2 4.5 5.1 1.12 120
1894 23 175 129 .576 2.99 336 305 31 281 20 4 2741.0 2360 1503 912 53 1355 1494 86 1 122 11917 130 1.355 7.7 0.2 4.4 4.9 1.10 130
1895 24 198 152 .566 3.09 385 352 33 323 24 4 3134.1 2744 1751 1075 62 1514 1695 93 1 132 13607 129 1.359 7.9 0.2 4.3 4.9 1.12 129
1896 25 198 152 .566 3.09 385 352 33 323 24 4 3134.1 2744 1751 1075 62 1514 1695 93 1 132 13607 129 1.359 7.9 0.2 4.3 4.9 1.12 129
1897 26 226 162 .582 3.04 423 389 34 358 26 4 3456.2 3058 1894 1166 68 1601 1830 103 1 138 14943 132 1.348 8.0 0.2 4.2 4.8 1.14 132
1898 27 246 173 .587 3.04 460 425 35 391 30 5 3756.2 3346 2043 1267 74 1704 1944 112 1 151 16204 130 1.344 8.0 0.2 4.1 4.7 1.14 130
1899 28 246 173 .587 3.04 460 425 35 391 30 5 3756.2 3346 2043 1267 74 1704 1944 112 1 151 16204 130 1.344 8.0 0.2 4.1 4.7 1.14 130
1900 29 246 173 .587 3.04 460 425 35 391 30 5 3756.2 3346 2043 1267 74 1704 1944 112 1 151 16204 130 1.344 8.0 0.2 4.1 4.7 1.14 130
1901 30 246 174 .586 3.07 463 427 35 393 30 5 3778.2 3389 2068 1288 75 1707 1950 112 1 153 16313 129 1.349 8.1 0.2 4.1 4.6 1.14 129

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
1889 18 13 17 .433 4.86 274.0 252 164 148 12 119 133 9 1.354 8.3 3.9 4.4 1.12 0.4 33
1890 19 39 34 .534 3.65 658.0 470 297 267 3 312 409 28 1.188 6.4 4.3 5.6 1.31 0.0 67
1891 20 37 28 .569 3.36 587.0 417 243 219 6 279 396 19 1.186 6.4 4.3 6.1 1.42 0.1 61
1892 21 33 30 .524 3.83 569.0 401 269 242 7 264 320 12 1.169 6.3 4.2 5.1 1.21 0.1 65
1893 22 41 25 .621 2.96 596.0 447 218 196 15 216 257 16 1.112 6.8 3.3 3.9 1.19 0.2 56
1894 23 41 20 .672 2.51 545.0 396 169 152 9 186 239 5 1.068 6.5 3.1 3.9 1.28 0.1 54
1895 24 29 24 .547 3.51 479.0 381 208 187 9 158 245 7 1.125 7.2 3.0 4.6 1.55 0.2 49
1897 26 28 15 .651 2.81 387.0 332 134 121 6 92 162 11 1.096 7.7 2.1 3.8 1.76 0.1 38
1898 27 19 16 .543 3.70 316.0 293 144 130 6 105 120 9 1.259 8.3 3.0 3.4 1.14 0.2 37
1901 30 0 3 .000 9.00 25.0 50 28 25 1 3 7 0 2.120 18.0 1.1 2.5 2.33 0.4 3
10 Yrs 280 212 .569 3.42 4436.0 3439 1874 1687 74 1734 2288 116 1.166 7.0 4.6 1.32 0.2 463

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans (14.7%)
1937 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1939 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1977 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1977
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1890 NL  9.1 (4th)
1891 NL  8.9 (4th)
1892 NL  7.8 (5th)
1893 NL  11.8 (1st)
1894 NL  14.3 (1st)
1895 NL  6.2 (10th)
1897 NL  8.8 (2nd)
Career  69.3 (104th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1890 NL  7.8 (6th)
1891 NL  8.6 (4th)
1892 NL  7.8 (5th)
1893 NL  11.6 (3rd)
1894 NL  14.3 (1st)
1895 NL  6.9 (8th)
1897 NL  8.4 (2nd)
Career  68.4 (32nd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1890 NL  2.56 (4th)
1891 NL  2.55 (3rd)
1893 NL  3.23 (2nd)
1894 NL  2.78 (1st)
1895 NL  3.73 (9th)
1897 NL  2.54 (1st)
Career  3.07 (186th)

Wins s c a p y
1890 NL  29 (4th)
1891 NL  33 (2nd)
1892 NL  32 (5th)
1893 NL  33 (4th)
1894 NL  36 (1st)
1895 NL  23 (9th)
1897 NL  28 (2nd)
Career  246 (50th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1891 NL  .623 (6th)
1893 NL  .611 (8th)
1894 NL  .735 (3rd)
1897 NL  .737 (5th)
Career  .586 (165th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1891 NL  1.305 (7th)
1893 NL  1.388 (6th)
1894 NL  1.410 (1st)
1895 NL  1.381 (7th)
1897 NL  1.244 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 NL  7.152 (1st)
1891 NL  7.033 (1st)
1892 NL  6.821 (2nd)
1893 NL  8.421 (1st)
1894 NL  8.635 (1st)
1895 NL  8.786 (3rd)
1897 NL  8.767 (2nd)
Career  8.072 (142nd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1889 NL  4.360 (3rd)
1890 NL  5.594 (1st)
1891 NL  6.062 (1st)
1892 NL  5.057 (2nd)
1893 NL  3.884 (1st)
1894 NL  3.953 (1st)
1895 NL  4.599 (1st)
1897 NL  3.769 (4th)
1898 NL  3.420 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1890 NL  67 (2nd)
1891 NL  61 (2nd)
1892 NL  65 (2nd)
1893 NL  56 (1st)
1894 NL  54 (2nd)
1895 NL  49 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1890 NL  1 (4th)
1891 NL  1 (5th)
1893 NL  1 (6th)
1894 NL  1 (9th)
1898 NL  1 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1890 NL  548.7 (2nd)
1891 NL  500.3 (2nd)
1892 NL  541.0 (2nd)
1893 NL  482.0 (1st)
1894 NL  444.0 (2nd)
1895 NL  393.3 (3rd)
1897 NL  322.3 (9th)
Career  3,778.7 (52nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1890 NL  341 (1st)
1891 NL  337 (1st)
1892 NL  304 (2nd)
1893 NL  208 (1st)
1894 NL  195 (1st)
1895 NL  201 (1st)
1897 NL  135 (4th)
1898 NL  114 (6th)
Career  1,950 (85th)

Games Started s c a p y
1890 NL  62 (2nd)
1891 NL  57 (2nd)
1892 NL  62 (2nd)
1893 NL  52 (1st)
1894 NL  50 (1st)
1895 NL  47 (3rd)
Career  427 (98th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1890 NL  56 (2nd)
1891 NL  52 (2nd)
1892 NL  59 (2nd)
1893 NL  50 (1st)
1894 NL  45 (2nd)
1895 NL  42 (4th)
1897 NL  35 (6th)
Career  393 (18th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 NL  4 (5th)
1891 NL  6 (1st)
1893 NL  4 (1st)
1894 NL  3 (1st)
1895 NL  4 (1st)
1897 NL  2 (3rd)
1898 NL  4 (6th)
Career  30 (110th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1893 NL  15 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1890 NL  289 (1st)
1891 NL  262 (1st)
1892 NL  270 (1st)
1893 NL  218 (1st)
1894 NL  200 (1st)
1895 NL  159 (2nd)
Career  1,707 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1890 NL  436 (4th)
1891 NL  391 (7th)
1892 NL  410 (7th)
1893 NL  451 (1st)
1894 NL  426 (10th)
1895 NL  384 (8th)
Career  3,389 (78th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1890 NL  1.180 (9th)
1891 NL  1.286 (5th)
1893 NL  0.954 (2nd)
1894 NL  0.975 (2nd)
1895 NL  1.264 (3rd)
1897 NL  1.552 (4th)
1898 NL  1.107 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 NL  0.049 (1st)
1891 NL  0.108 (6th)
1892 NL  0.117 (5th)
1894 NL  0.203 (6th)
Career  0.179 (134th)

Losses s c a p y
1890 NL  34 (1st)
1891 NL  20 (8th)
1892 NL  31 (3rd)
1893 NL  21 (7th)
1895 NL  23 (2nd)
Career  174 (84th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1889 NL  133 (10th)
1890 NL  156 (3rd)
1891 NL  142 (7th)
1892 NL  171 (3rd)
1893 NL  173 (9th)
1895 NL  163 (5th)
Career  1,288 (84th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1890 NL  36 (1st)
1891 NL  17 (9th)
1892 NL  24 (2nd)
1893 NL  26 (2nd)
1895 NL  10 (6th)
1898 NL  13 (4th)
Career  153 (34th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 NL  26 (2nd)
1891 NL  18 (5th)
1893 NL  16 (7th)
Career  112 (63rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1890 NL  2,379 (2nd)
1891 NL  2,167 (2nd)
1892 NL  2,314 (2nd)
1893 NL  2,111 (1st)
1894 NL  1,910 (2nd)
1895 NL  1,690 (3rd)
Career  16,313 (46th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1889 NL  11 (1st)
1890 NL  5 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1890 NL  134 (6th)
1891 NL  123 (5th)
1893 NL  143 (3rd)
1894 NL  188 (1st)
1895 NL  124 (10th)
1897 NL  163 (2nd)
Career  129 (44th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1890 NL  3.47 (8th)
1891 NL  3.02 (3rd)
1893 NL  4.24 (5th)
1894 NL  4.61 (2nd)
1895 NL  4.12 (4th)
1897 NL  3.63 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1890 NL  38 (5th)
1891 NL  34 (4th)
1893 NL  71 (1st)
1894 NL  112 (1st)
1895 NL  36 (7th)
1897 NL  55 (2nd)
Career  342 (18th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1890 NL  3.5 (5th)
1891 NL  3.1 (4th)
1893 NL  6.1 (1st)
1894 NL  9.3 (1st)
1895 NL  3.0 (7th)
1897 NL  5.0 (2nd)
Career  30.0 (34th)

Youngest s c a p y
1889 NL  born 1871-05-30 (2nd)
1890 NL  born 1871-05-30 (6th)
1891 NL  born 1871-05-30 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 52 (23), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 179 (59), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 186 (26), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 42 (64), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (25th), 69.3 career WAR/66.8 7yr-peak WAR/68.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: The Amos Hoosier Amos Thunderbolt Wilson Rusie

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