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Tom Seaton

Thomas Gordon Seaton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 30, 1887 in Blair, NE (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1912 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Tip-Tops/Cubs/Pepper 1912-1917

Final Game: July 2, 1917 (Age 29)
Died: April 10, 1940 in El Paso, TX
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, TX
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All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #660. Pedro Ramos… #661. Billy Hoeft… #662. Vic Aldridge… #663. TOM SEATON… #664. R.A. Dickey… #665. Chick Fraser… #666. Bill Bernhard… 

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
1912 24 PHI NL 16 12 .571 3.28 3.69 44 27 14 16 2 2 255.0 246 126 93 8 106 118 9 0 9 1080 110 1.380 8.7 0.3 3.7 4.2 1.11
1913 25 PHI NL 27 12 .692 2.60 3.11 52 35 14 21 5 1 322.1 262 117 93 6 136 168 10 0 9 1324 127 1.235 7.3 0.2 3.8 4.7 1.24 MVP-11
1914 26 BTT FL 25 14 .641 3.03 2.70 44 38 5 26 7 2 302.2 299 130 102 6 102 172 13 0 4 1270 105 1.325 8.9 0.2 3.0 5.1 1.69
1915 27 TOT FL 13 17 .433 3.81 3.31 44 34 9 20 0 4 264.1 260 149 112 7 120 114 5 0 8 1126 79 1.438 8.9 0.2 4.1 3.9 0.95
1915 27 BTT FL 11 11 .500 4.42 3.53 32 24 8 13 0 3 189.1 199 123 93 6 99 86 3 0 6 831 69 1.574 9.5 0.3 4.7 4.1 0.87
1915 27 NEW FL 2 6 .250 2.28 2.76 12 10 1 7 0 1 75.0 61 26 19 1 21 28 2 0 2 295 127 1.093 7.3 0.1 2.5 3.4 1.33
1916 28 CHC NL 6 6 .500 3.27 3.06 31 12 13 4 0 1 121.0 108 54 44 3 43 45 4 0 3 504 88 1.248 8.0 0.2 3.2 3.3 1.05
1917 29 CHC NL 5 4 .556 2.53 2.50 16 9 5 3 1 1 74.2 60 30 21 0 23 27 1 0 1 295 114 1.112 7.2 0.0 2.8 3.3 1.17
6 Yrs 92 65 .586 3.12 3.13 231 155 60 90 15 11 1340.0 1235 606 465 30 530 644 42 0 34 5599 103 1.317 8.3 0.2 3.6 4.3 1.22
162 Game Avg. 16 11 .586 3.12 3.13 41 27 11 16 3 2 236 218 107 82 5 93 113 7 0 6 986 103 1.317 8.3 0.2 3.6 4.3 1.22
BTT (2 yrs) 36 25 .590 3.57 3.02 76 62 13 39 7 5 492.0 498 253 195 12 201 258 16 0 10 2101 88 1.421 9.1 0.2 3.7 4.7 1.28
PHI (2 yrs) 43 24 .642 2.90 3.37 96 62 28 37 7 3 577.1 508 243 186 14 242 286 19 0 18 2404 118 1.299 7.9 0.2 3.8 4.5 1.18
CHC (2 yrs) 11 10 .524 2.99 2.85 47 21 18 7 1 2 195.2 168 84 65 3 66 72 5 0 4 799 97 1.196 7.7 0.1 3.0 3.3 1.09
NEW (1 yr) 2 6 .250 2.28 2.76 12 10 1 7 0 1 75.0 61 26 19 1 21 28 2 0 2 295 127 1.093 7.3 0.1 2.5 3.4 1.33
FL (2 yrs) 38 31 .551 3.40 2.98 88 72 14 46 7 6 567.0 559 279 214 13 222 286 18 0 12 2396 91 1.377 8.9 0.2 3.5 4.5 1.29
NL (4 yrs) 54 34 .614 2.92 3.24 143 83 46 44 8 5 773.0 676 327 251 17 308 358 24 0 22 3203 113 1.273 7.9 0.2 3.6 4.2 1.16

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
1912 24 PHI NL 255.0 44 27 126 4.45 4.65 0.03 0.00 106.0 4.90 14 1.5 1.0 -0.2 3.4 35 .534 .509
1913 25 PHI NL 322.1 52 35 117 3.27 4.11 0.02 0.00 104.0 4.26 35 4.1 1.0 -0.2 6.5 60 .578 .525 $3,000 MVP-11
1914 26 BTT FL 302.2 44 38 130 3.87 4.09 -0.24 0.00 100.0 4.33 12 1.4 1.0 -0.2 2.6 27 .532 .509 $8,500
1915 27 BTT FL 189.1 32 24 123 5.85 3.80 -0.11 0.00 100.0 3.91 -40 -4.1 1.0 -0.1 -3.4 -34 .371 .475 $8,500
1915 27 NEW FL 75.0 12 10 26 3.12 3.86 -0.11 0.00 94.0 3.74 5 0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .553 .504
1916 28 CHC NL 120.2 31 12 54 4.03 3.41 0.01 0.00 114.0 3.88 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .490 .498
1917 29 CHC NL 73.2 16 9 30 3.67 3.41 -0.24 0.00 105.0 3.84 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.7 6 .509 .501
6 Seasons 1338.2 231 155 606 4.07 4.05 -0.08 0.00 103.3 4.26 25 3.3 1.0 -0.9 11.4 108 .514 .506 $20,000
BTT (2 yrs) 492.0 76 62 253 4.63 3.98 -0.19 0.00 100.0 4.17 -28 -2.7 1.0 -0.3 -0.8 -7 .464 .494 $17,000
PHI (2 yrs) 577.1 96 62 243 3.79 4.35 0.02 0.00 104.9 4.54 49 5.6 1.0 -0.5 9.9 95 .558 .518 $3,000
CHC (2 yrs) 194.1 47 21 84 3.89 3.41 -0.09 0.00 110.6 3.86 -1 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.4 12 .497 .499
NEW (1 yr) 75.0 12 10 26 3.12 3.86 -0.11 0.00 94.0 3.74 5 0.6 1.0 -0.0 0.9 8 .553 .504

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
1912 24 PHI NL 44 88 83 8 18 3 1 0 5 0 1 32 .217 .226 .277 .503 34 23 0 4 1
1913 25 PHI NL 52 119 110 8 12 0 1 1 2 0 2 6 35 .109 .155 .155 .310 -13 17 0 3 1 MVP-11
1914 26 BTT FL 44 117 107 14 22 3 2 1 7 3 9 39 .206 .267 .299 .566 62 32 0 1 1
1915 27 TOT FL 45 102 92 8 20 4 1 2 15 3 4 35 .217 .250 .348 .598 76 32 0 8 1
1915 27 BTT FL 33 73 66 5 16 4 1 1 13 2 3 24 .242 .275 .379 .654 91 25 0 8 1
1915 27 NEW FL 12 29 26 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 11 .154 .185 .269 .454 36 7 0 0 1
1916 28 CHC NL 31 40 38 4 7 1 1 0 2 2 1 15 .184 .205 .263 .468 38 10 0 1 1
1917 29 CHC NL 16 25 21 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 7 .238 .333 .286 .619 85 6 0 1 1
6 Yrs 232 491 451 44 84 12 6 4 32 8 2 24 163 .186 .227 .266 .493 40 120 0 18
162 Game Avg. 162 343 315 31 59 8 4 3 22 6 17 114 .186 .227 .266 .493 40 84 0 13
BTT (2 yrs) 77 190 173 19 38 7 3 2 20 5 12 63 .220 .270 .329 .600 73 57 0 9
PHI (2 yrs) 96 207 193 16 30 3 2 1 7 0 2 7 67 .155 .185 .207 .392 8 40 0 7
CHC (2 yrs) 47 65 59 6 12 2 1 0 3 2 4 22 .203 .254 .271 .525 55 16 0 2
NEW (1 yr) 12 29 26 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 11 .154 .185 .269 .454 36 7 0 0
FL (2 yrs) 89 219 199 22 42 7 3 3 22 6 13 74 .211 .259 .322 .581 68 64 0 9
NL (4 yrs) 143 272 252 22 42 5 3 1 10 2 2 11 89 .167 .202 .222 .424 18 56 0 9

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
1912 24 PHI NL 44 88 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1913 25 PHI NL 52 119 -17 -0 0 0 10 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .485 .495 -0.8 0.0 -7 $3,000 1 MVP-11
1914 26 BTT FL 44 117 -6 -0 0 0 10 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .509 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $8,500 1
1915 27 BTT FL 33 73 -2 0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $8,500 1
1915 27 NEW FL 12 29 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1916 28 CHC NL 31 40 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1917 29 CHC NL 16 25 -0 0 0 0 2 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 0.0 1 1
6 Seasons 232 491 -40 0 0 0 40 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 0 $20,000
BTT (2 yrs) 77 190 -8 -0 0 0 16 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .511 .503 0.8 0.0 8 $17,000
PHI (2 yrs) 96 207 -26 -0 0 0 17 -9 -1.0 0 -9 -1.0 .490 .497 -1.0 0.0 -9 $3,000
CHC (2 yrs) 47 65 -4 0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.2 0.0 2
NEW (1 yr) 12 29 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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 Awards
1912 PHI NL 24 P 44 255.0 69 9 55 5 2 .928 2.26 1.45 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 PHI NL 25 P 52 322.1 103 15 86 2 1 .981 2.82 1.94 .955 2.61 2.60 MVP-11
1914 BTT FL 26 P 44 38 26 302.2 110 18 84 8 3 .927 3.03 2.32 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 TOT FL 27 P 44 34 20 264.1 100 5 92 3 4 .970 3.30 2.20 .956 3.08 3.05
1915 BTT FL 27 P 32 24 13 189.1 69 3 63 3 3 .957 3.14 2.06 .956 3.08 3.05
1915 NEW FL 27 P 12 10 7 75.0 31 2 29 0 1 1.000 3.72 2.58 .956 3.08 3.05
1916 CHC NL 28 P 31 12 4 121.0 42 5 36 1 0 .976 3.05 1.32 .959 2.67 2.67
1917 CHC NL 29 P 16 9 3 74.2 28 2 25 1 0 .964 3.25 1.69 .961 2.86 2.86
6 Seasons P 231 93 53 1340.0 452 54 378 20 10 .956 2.90 1.87 .953 2.81 2.77
6 Seasons TOT 231 93 53 1340.0 452 54 378 20 10 .956 2.90 1.87 .953 2.81 2.77
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1913 NL (11, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (844th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1913 NL  5.7 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1913 NL  6.5 (4th)
1914 FL  2.6 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1913 NL  2.60 (10th)
Career  3.12 (213th)

Wins s c a p y
1913 NL  27 (1st)
1914 FL  25 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1913 NL  .692 (7th)
1914 FL  .641 (4th)
Career  .586 (164th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1913 NL  7.315 (2nd)
Career  8.295 (231st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1913 NL  4.691 (4th)
1914 FL  5.115 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1912 NL  44 (5th)
1913 NL  52 (2nd)
1914 FL  44 (6th)
1915 FL  44 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1912 NL  2 (10th)
1914 FL  2 (10th)
1915 FL  4 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1913 NL  322.3 (1st)
1914 FL  302.7 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1913 NL  168 (1st)
1914 FL  172 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1913 NL  35 (5th)
1914 FL  38 (3rd)
1915 FL  34 (6th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1913 NL  21 (6th)
1914 FL  26 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1913 NL  5 (2nd)
1914 FL  7 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  8 (6th)
1915 FL  7 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1912 NL  106 (6th)
1913 NL  136 (1st)
1914 FL  102 (4th)
1915 FL  120 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1913 NL  262 (8th)
1914 FL  299 (5th)
1915 FL  260 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1913 NL  0.168 (7th)
Career  0.202 (168th)

Losses s c a p y
1915 FL  17 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  93 (10th)
1913 NL  93 (7th)
1914 FL  102 (5th)
1915 FL  112 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1912 NL  9 (5th)
1913 NL  9 (4th)
1915 FL  8 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1913 NL  10 (3rd)
1914 FL  13 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1913 NL  1,324 (1st)
1914 FL  1,270 (6th)
1915 FL  1,126 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1912 NL  14 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1913 NL  127 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.13 (176th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1913 NL  26 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1913 NL  2.8 (4th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1912 NL  44 (5th)
1913 NL  52 (2nd)
1915 FL  44 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1913 NL  15 (3rd)
1914 FL  18 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1913 NL  86 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1912 NL  5 (3rd)
1914 FL  8 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 11 (218), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 56 (457), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 26 (514), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 17 (413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (795th), 11.5 career WAR/11.5 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 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
191325Philadelphia Phillies$3,000Baker affidavit in FL caseIncludes $500 bonus for 35 GP/21 wins
191426Brooklyn Tip-Tops$8,5004/11/14 NYT
191527Brooklyn Tip-Tops$8,5004/11/14 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,000
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 Gordon tim Tom tommy Seaton

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