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Al Spalding

Albert Goodwill Spalding

Positions: Pitcher, Centerfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: September 2, 1850 in Byron, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1871 (Age 20.245, 19th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedStockings/WhiteStockings 1871-1878

Last Game: August 31, 1878 (Age 27.363)
Died: September 9, 1915 in San Diego, CA
Cremated
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1939.
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Standard Batting

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 20 BOS NA 31 152 144 43 39 10 1 1 31 2 0 8 1 .271 .309 .375 .684 91 54 0 *1/O
1872 21 BOS NA 48 240 237 60 84 12 5 0 47 3 0 3 1 .354 .363 .447 .810 144 106 1 *1/O
1873 22 BOS NA 60 326 323 83 106 15 1 1 71 9 0 3 2 .328 .334 .390 .724 107 126 3 *1O
1874 23 BOS NA 71 365 362 80 119 13 1 0 54 2 1 3 0 .329 .334 .370 .704 121 134 1 *1/O
1875 24 BOS NA 74 346 343 68 107 15 3 0 56 2 2 3 3 .312 .318 .373 .691 133 128 0 *1O/3
1876 25 CHC NL 66 298 292 54 91 14 2 0 44 6 3 .312 .326 .373 .699 123 109 *1O/36
1877 26 CHC NL 60 257 254 29 65 7 6 0 35 3 16 .256 .265 .331 .595 79 84 *34/15
1878 27 CHC NL 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 220 2 /4
8 Yrs 411 1988 1959 417 613 86 19 2 338 18 3 29 26 .313 .323 .379 .702 116 743 5
162 Game Avg. 162 784 772 164 242 34 7 1 133 11 10 .313 .323 .379 .702 116 293
BOS (5 yrs) 284 1429 1409 334 455 65 11 2 259 18 3 20 7 .323 .332 .389 .721 121 548 5
CHC (3 yrs) 127 559 550 83 158 21 8 0 79 9 19 .287 .299 .355 .653 103 195
NA (5 yrs) 284 1429 1409 334 455 65 11 2 259 18 3 20 7 .323 .332 .389 .721 121 548 5
NL (3 yrs) 127 559 550 83 158 21 8 0 79 9 19 .287 .299 .355 .653 103 195

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 20 BOS NA 31 152 -3 1 0 -2 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.2 1 $1,500 *1/O
1872 21 BOS NA 48 240 14 1 0 -2 7 20 1.2 0 20 1.2 .526 .508 1.4 -0.2 22 *1/O
1873 22 BOS NA 60 326 3 2 0 -4 20 21 1.3 0 21 1.3 .522 .508 1.6 -0.3 25 $1,800 *1O
1874 23 BOS NA 71 365 11 -0 0 -2 16 25 1.8 0 25 1.8 .525 .511 1.9 -0.2 27 $1,800 *1/O
1875 24 BOS NA 74 346 12 -0 0 -4 9 17 1.4 0 17 1.4 .519 .509 1.8 -0.5 21 *1O/3
1876 25 CHC NL 66 298 7 0 0 -2 4 10 0.8 0 10 0.8 .513 .505 1.0 -0.2 12 $3,500 *1O/36
1877 26 CHC NL 60 257 -8 0 0 4 0 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .494 .498 0.1 0.4 1 *34/15
1878 27 CHC NL 1 4 1 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .459 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /4
8 Seasons 411 1988 36 4 0 -13 60 87 5.8 9 96 6.8 .515 .506 7.9 -1.3 109 $8,600
BOS (5 yrs) 284 1429 37 4 0 -14 55 82 5.6 0 82 5.6 .520 .508 6.7 -1.3 96 $5,100
CHC (3 yrs) 127 559 -1 0 0 1 5 5 0.3 9 14 1.2 .503 .502 1.2 0.0 13 $3,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1871 20 BOS NA 152 105 17 4.3 95 .268 .271 .296 .309 .321 .375 .398 .684 .719 91 .395 -1.4 -0.1 .610 .174 .104 1.3
1872 21 BOS NA 240 154 39 6.8 81 .356 .354 .293 .363 .305 .447 .358 .810 .664 144 .671 11.8 1.1 .727 .118 .093 .0
1873 22 BOS NA 326 220 44 5.4 91 .328 .328 .307 .334 .321 .390 .381 .724 .701 107 .549 2.9 0.3 .627 .099 .062 1.8
1874 23 BOS NA 365 245 45 5.0 74 .329 .329 .283 .334 .292 .370 .347 .704 .640 121 .591 8.4 0.9 .563 .052 .041 .0
1875 24 BOS NA 346 238 40 4.5 61 .315 .312 .263 .318 .270 .373 .322 .691 .592 133 .639 11.6 1.3 .550 .070 .061 .0
1876 25 CHC NL 298 201 35 4.8 71 .315 .312 .277 .326 .290 .373 .336 .699 .626 123 .623 7.6 0.8 .062
1877 26 CHC NL 257 189 22 3.1 81 .273 .256 .288 .265 .307 .331 .358 .595 .665 79 .408 -6.8 -0.7 .075
1878 27 CHC NL 4 2 1 13.6 71 .500 .500 .273 .500 .292 .500 .336 1.000 .629 220 .925 0.5 0.1 .000
8 Yrs 1988 1354 243 4.8 77 .316 .313 .285 .323 .298 .379 .353 .702 .652 116 .571 34.6 3.7 .581 .089 .066 3.6
162 Game Avg. 784 534 96 4.8 77 .316 .313 .285 .323 .298 .379 .353 .702 .652 116 .571 14 1 .581 .089 .066 1
BOS (5 yrs) 1429 962 185 5.2 78 .324 .323 .287 .332 .299 .389 .356 .721 .655 121 .584 33.2 3.5 .606 .091 .066 3.6
CHC (3 yrs) 559 392 58 4.0 75 .298 .287 .282 .299 .298 .355 .346 .653 .644 103 .535 1.3 0.2 .067
NA (5 yrs) 1429 962 185 5.2 78 .324 .323 .287 .332 .299 .389 .356 .721 .655 121 .584 33.2 3.5 .606 .091 .066 3.6
NL (3 yrs) 559 392 58 4.0 75 .298 .287 .282 .299 .298 .355 .346 .653 .644 103 .535 1.3 0.2 .067

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1871 20 BOS NA 152 0.7% 0.7% 5.3% 7.9% 31% 0.13 144.0 144.0 4.6 93%
1872 21 BOS NA 240 0.0% 0.4% 1.3% 7.1% 20% 0.33 237.0 5.0 98%
1873 22 BOS NA 326 0.3% 0.6% 0.9% 5.2% 16% 0.67 161.5 323.0 4.5 98%
1874 23 BOS NA 365 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 3.8% 12% 0.00 6.7 99%
1875 24 BOS NA 346 0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 5.2% 17% 1.00 114.3 6.1 98%
1876 25 CHC NL 298 0.0% 1.0% 2.0% 5.4% 18% 0.50 97.3 6.6 97%
1877 26 CHC NL 257 0.0% 6.2% 1.2% 5.1% 20% 5.33 15.9 7.3 93%
1878 27 CHC NL 4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 100%
8 Yrs 1988 0.1% 1.3% 1.5% 5.4% 18% 0.90 75.3 979.5 5.8 97%
MLB Averages 0.2% 3.0% 1.8% 4.7% 18% 1.64 33.0 459.1 8.6 95%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1871 20 31 152 144 43 39 10 1 1 31 2 0 8 1 .271 .309 .375 .684 91 54 0
1872 21 79 392 381 103 123 22 6 1 78 5 0 11 2 .323 .342 .420 .762 122 160 1
1873 22 139 718 704 186 229 37 7 2 149 14 0 14 4 .325 .338 .406 .745 115 286 4
1874 23 210 1083 1066 266 348 50 8 2 203 16 1 17 4 .326 .337 .394 .731 117 420 5
1875 24 284 1429 1409 334 455 65 11 2 259 18 3 20 7 .323 .332 .389 .721 121 548 5
1876 25 350 1727 1701 388 546 79 13 2 303 18 3 26 10 .321 .331 .386 .717 121 657 5
1877 26 410 1984 1955 417 611 86 19 2 338 18 3 29 26 .313 .323 .379 .702 115 741 5
1878 27 411 1988 1959 417 613 86 19 2 338 18 3 29 26 .313 .323 .379 .702 116 743 5

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1871 20 179 760 734 89 126 32 3 3 64 6 26 6 .172 .200 .236 .436 35 31
1872 21 236 1015 1006 130 255 36 15 0 102 9 9 5 .253 .260 .319 .579 83 48
1873 22 221 1044 1037 131 238 34 2 2 112 20 7 7 .230 .235 .272 .507 66 60
1874 23 198 916 910 120 231 25 2 0 81 4 6 0 .254 .259 .286 .544 67 71
1875 24 226 985 978 138 257 36 7 0 114 5 7 9 .263 .268 .314 .582 83 74
1876 25 164 689 677 87 176 27 4 0 71 0 12 7 .260 .273 .312 .585 57 66
1877 26 162 656 650 53 140 15 13 0 64 0 6 43 .215 .223 .278 .501 40 60
1878 27 3 10 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 3 1
8 Yrs 1389 6075 6002 748 1428 205 46 5 608 44 73 77 .238 .247 .290 .537 434 411
162 Game Avg. 162 709 700 87 167 24 5 1 71 9 9 .238 .247 .290 .537 51 411

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 5.1%)
1939 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Old Timers Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1871 NA  3.3 (4th)
1872 NA  12.1 (1st)
1873 NA  8.9 (2nd)
1874 NA  10.5 (2nd)
1875 NA  14.2 (1st)
1876 NL  10.0 (3rd)
Career  59.0 (190th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1874 NA  1.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1872 NA  .354 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1872 NA  .363 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1872 NA  .447 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1872 NA  .810 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1873 NA  60 (1st)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1877 NL  60 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1873 NA  323 (1st)
1874 NA  362 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1873 NA  326 (3rd)
1874 NA  365 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1871 NA  43 (10th)
1873 NA  83 (3rd)
1874 NA  80 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1873 NA  106 (4th)
1874 NA  119 (2nd)
1875 NA  107 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1872 NA  106 (10th)
1873 NA  126 (5th)
1874 NA  134 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1871 NA  10 (2nd)
1873 NA  15 (7th)
1874 NA  13 (8th)
1875 NA  15 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1872 NA  5 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1872 NA  47 (5th)
1873 NA  71 (2nd)
1874 NA  54 (4th)
1875 NA  56 (10th)
1876 NL  44 (10th)
1877 NL  35 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1873 NA  9 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1873 NA  89 (5th)
1874 NA  105 (1st)
1875 NA  89 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1872 NA  144 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1872 NA  39 (9th)
1873 NA  44 (7th)
1874 NA  45 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1872 NA  12 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1872 NA  1.1 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1872 NA  17 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1873 NA  109 (5th)
1874 NA  122 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1872 NA  .671 (4th)

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

AB per SO s c a p y
1871 NA  144.0 (10th)
1872 NA  237.0 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1873 NA  220 (2nd)
1874 NA  245 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (436), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 65 (396), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1348), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (35th), 59.0 career WAR/59.0 7yr-peak WAR/59.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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