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Harry Schafer

Harry C. Schafer (Silk Stockings)

Positions: Third Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 143 lb.

Born: August 14, 1846 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1871 (Age 24.264, 19th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Team: RedStockings 1871-1878

Last Game: August 31, 1878 (Age 32.017)
Died: February 28, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, 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
1871 24 BOS NA 31 152 149 38 42 7 5 0 28 13 4 3 1 .282 .296 .396 .692 92 59 2 *5
1872 25 BOS NA 48 226 226 51 65 10 4 1 35 3 0 0 8 .288 .288 .381 .668 100 86 1 *5/O2
1873 26 BOS NA 60 299 296 65 79 12 2 2 42 14 7 3 4 .267 .274 .341 .615 75 101 3 *5O
1874 27 BOS NA 71 328 327 69 87 10 2 1 45 2 4 1 5 .266 .268 .318 .586 83 104 1 *5/6
1875 28 BOS NA 52 223 222 49 64 9 0 0 17 3 2 1 8 .288 .291 .329 .620 110 73 2 *5/O
1876 29 BSN NL 70 290 286 47 72 11 0 0 35 4 11 .252 .262 .290 .552 84 83 *5
1877 30 BSN NL 33 141 141 20 39 5 2 0 13 0 7 .277 .277 .340 .617 90 48 O/56
1878 31 BSN NL 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 -20 1 /O
8 Yrs 367 1667 1655 339 449 64 15 4 215 35 17 12 45 .271 .277 .335 .612 88 555 9
162 Game Avg. 162 736 731 150 198 28 7 2 95 5 20 .271 .277 .335 .612 88 245
BOS (5 yrs) 262 1228 1220 272 337 48 13 4 167 35 17 8 26 .276 .281 .347 .628 90 423 9
BSN (3 yrs) 105 439 435 67 112 16 2 0 48 4 19 .257 .264 .303 .568 84 132
NA (5 yrs) 262 1228 1220 272 337 48 13 4 167 35 17 8 26 .276 .281 .347 .628 90 423 9
NL (3 yrs) 105 439 435 67 112 16 2 0 48 4 19 .257 .264 .303 .568 84 132

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 24 BOS NA 31 152 -3 -1 0 2 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .500 0.3 0.2 2 *5
1872 25 BOS NA 48 226 -3 1 0 10 1 10 0.6 8 17 1.3 .512 .504 0.6 0.7 7 *5/O2
1873 26 BOS NA 60 299 -14 -2 0 -7 1 -22 -1.4 10 -12 -0.5 .477 .491 -0.0 -0.4 -5 $1,200 *5O
1874 27 BOS NA 71 328 -8 -2 0 5 2 -2 -0.2 11 9 0.9 .498 .499 0.6 0.5 4 $1,200 *5/6
1875 28 BOS NA 52 223 1 -0 0 4 2 7 0.6 8 14 1.3 .512 .504 1.0 0.5 11 *5/O
1876 29 BSN NL 70 290 -5 0 0 1 2 -2 -0.2 10 8 0.8 .498 .499 0.8 0.3 7 *5
1877 30 BSN NL 33 141 -2 0 0 -6 -1 -9 -0.9 5 -4 -0.4 .475 .495 0.2 -0.7 2 O/56
1878 31 BSN NL 2 8 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .438 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O
8 Seasons 367 1667 -34 -3 0 9 8 -20 -1.7 57 37 3.8 .496 .499 3.4 1.0 28 $2,400
BOS (5 yrs) 262 1228 -26 -3 0 14 7 -8 -0.6 42 34 3.4 .498 .499 2.5 1.4 20 $2,400
BSN (3 yrs) 105 439 -8 0 0 -5 1 -12 -1.2 15 3 0.4 .490 .498 0.9 -0.4 8

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
1871 BOS NA 24 3B 31 187 49 79 59 7 .684 4.13 .701 3.92
1872 BOS NA 25 3B 43 240 73 117 50 6 .792 4.42 .758 4.45
1872 BOS NA 25 OF 5 9 7 1 1 0 .889 1.60 .820 1.94 5-0-0
1872 BOS NA 25 C 2 4 2 0 2 0 .500 1.00 .848 5.45 0 0 0
1873 BOS NA 26 3B 47 239 90 78 71 11 .703 3.57 .739 4.60
1873 BOS NA 26 OF 13 41 28 2 11 1 .732 2.31 .803 2.00 13-0-0
1874 BOS NA 27 3B 71 396 136 175 85 17 .785 4.38 .759 4.37
1874 BOS NA 27 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70
1875 BOS NA 28 3B 51 229 73 109 47 4 .795 3.57 .764 3.67
1875 BOS NA 28 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .820 1.90 0-1-0
1876 BSN NL 29 3B 70 331 122 146 63 8 .810 3.83 .807 3.75
1877 BSN NL 30 OF 23 29 17 1 11 0 .621 0.78 .831 1.88 1-0-22
1877 BSN NL 30 3B 9 26 16 5 5 1 .808 2.33 .841 3.69
1877 BSN NL 30 SS 1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 3.00 .865 4.60
1878 BSN NL 31 OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .835 1.75 0-0-2
7 Seasons 3B 322 1648 559 709 380 54 .769 3.94 .761 4.11
5 Seasons OF 44 82 55 4 23 1 .720 1.34 .816 1.92 19-1-24
1 Season C 2 4 2 0 2 0 .500 1.00 .848 5.45 0 0 0
2 Seasons SS 2 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50 .865 4.65
8 Seasons TOT 370 1738 617 715 406 55 .766 3.60 .764 3.86 19-1-24 0 0 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1872 NA  0.7 (6th)
1874 NA  0.5 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1873 NA  60 (1st)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1876 NL  70 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1873 NA  296 (6th)
1874 NA  327 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1873 NA  299 (6th)
1874 NA  328 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1874 NA  69 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1872 NA  4 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  1 (9th)
1873 NA  2 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1874 NA  45 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1872 NA  8 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1871 NA  13 (6th)
1873 NA  14 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (7th)
1873 NA  3 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1871 NA  4 (3rd)
1873 NA  7 (3rd)
1874 NA  4 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1873 NA  3.5 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1871 NA  149.0 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1871 NA  113 (8th)
1873 NA  227 (1st)
1874 NA  245 (3rd)
1876 NL  214 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1871 NA  59 (1st)
1873 NA  82 (2nd)
1874 NA  85 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  31 (1st)
1872 NA  43 (2nd)
1873 NA  47 (3rd)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1875 NA  51 (5th)
1876 NL  70 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  49 (1st)
1872 NA  73 (4th)
1873 NA  90 (3rd)
1874 NA  136 (2nd)
1876 NL  122 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  79 (1st)
1872 NA  117 (2nd)
1874 NA  175 (2nd)
1875 NA  109 (5th)
1876 NL  146 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  59 (1st)
1872 NA  50 (3rd)
1873 NA  71 (3rd)
1874 NA  85 (1st)
1876 NL  63 (2nd)
Career  380 (16th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  7 (1st)
1872 NA  6 (2nd)
1873 NA  11 (1st)
1874 NA  17 (1st)
1875 NA  4 (5th)
1876 NL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1871 NA  4.13 (4th)
1872 NA  4.42 (3rd)
1874 NA  4.38 (4th)
1876 NL  3.83 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1872 NA  .792 (3rd)
1874 NA  .785 (3rd)
1875 NA  .795 (4th)
1876 NL  .810 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1846-08-14 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 25 (919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (306th), 3.8 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1873 26 Boston Red Stockings $1,200 ? Preston Orem 161
1874 27 Boston Red Stockings $1,200 ? Preston Orem 205
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,400
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: Harry Silk C. hal Harry Stockings Schafer

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