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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedStockings/WhiteStockings 1871-1878

Final 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 20, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #244. Spud Chandler… #245. Sparky Lyle… #246. Ted Breitenstein… #247. AL SPALDING… #248. Sonny Siebert… #249. Mike Hampton… #250. Sal Maglie… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1871 20 BOS NA 19 10 .655 3.36 31 31 3 22 1 0 257.1 333 272 96 2 38 23 0 11 1279 127 3.95 1.442 11.6 0.1 1.3 0.8 0.61
1872 21 BOS NA 38 8 .826 1.85 48 48 1 41 3 0 404.2 417 224 83 0 27 28 1 39 1738 196 3.49 1.097 9.3 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.04
1873 22 BOS NA 41 14 .745 2.99 60 54 9 46 1 3 496.2 643 413 165 5 36 50 0 18 2297 115 3.25 1.367 11.7 0.1 0.7 0.9 1.39
1874 23 BOS NA 52 16 .765 1.92 71 69 2 65 4 0 617.1 755 402 132 1 19 31 0 18 2784 111 2.08 1.254 11.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 1.63
1875 24 BOS NA 54 5 .915 1.59 72 62 12 52 7 9 570.2 573 241 101 1 18 75 1 17 2354 136 2.09 1.036 9.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 4.17
1876 25 CHC NL 47 12 .797 1.75 61 60 2 53 8 0 528.2 542 226 103 6 26 39 0 1 2219 137 2.38 1.074 9.2 0.1 0.4 0.7 1.50
1877 26 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 3.27 4 1 2 0 0 1 11.0 17 12 4 0 0 2 0 0 53 95 2.48 1.545 13.9 0.0 0.0 1.6
7 Yrs 252 65 .795 2.13 347 325 31 279 24 13 2886.1 3280 1790 684 15 164 248 2 104 12724 132 2.70 1.193 10.2 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.51
162 Game Avg. 26 7 .795 2.13 35 33 3 28 2 1 292 332 181 69 2 17 25 0 11 1288 132 2.70 1.193 10.2 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.51
BOS (5 yrs) 204 53 .794 2.21 282 264 27 226 16 12 2346.2 2721 1552 577 9 138 207 2 103 10452 131 2.78 1.218 10.4 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.50
CHC (2 yrs) 48 12 .800 1.78 65 61 4 53 8 1 539.2 559 238 107 6 26 41 0 1 2272 135 2.38 1.084 9.3 0.1 0.4 0.7 1.58
NA (5 yrs) 204 53 .794 2.21 282 264 27 226 16 12 2346.2 2721 1552 577 9 138 207 2 103 10452 131 2.78 1.218 10.4 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.50
NL (2 yrs) 48 12 .800 1.78 65 61 4 53 8 1 539.2 559 238 107 6 26 41 0 1 2272 135 2.38 1.084 9.3 0.1 0.4 0.7 1.58
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
1871 20 BOS NA 257.1 31 31 272 9.51 10.13 0.10 0.00 98.0 9.83 19 1.1 -0.2 3.4 65 .536 .507 $1,500
1872 21 BOS NA 404.2 48 48 224 4.98 9.02 1.19 0.00 100.0 7.83 121 8.2 -1.0 10.9 205 .671 .551
1873 22 BOS NA 496.2 60 54 413 7.48 8.41 -0.03 0.00 100.0 8.44 57 3.8 1.0 -0.9 7.6 144 .563 .523 $1,800
1874 23 BOS NA 617.1 71 69 402 5.86 6.96 0.24 0.00 98.0 6.58 47 3.5 1.0 -0.6 8.7 144 .550 .522 $1,800
1875 24 BOS NA 570.2 72 62 241 3.80 5.60 0.28 0.00 96.0 5.10 92 8.6 1.0 -1.1 12.8 151 .619 .553
1876 25 CHC NL 528.2 61 60 226 3.85 5.38 0.68 0.00 106.0 4.98 56 5.2 1.0 -0.8 9.2 129 .586 .532 $3,500
1877 26 CHC NL 11.0 4 1 12 9.82 5.58 -0.06 0.00 106.0 5.98 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .402 .498
7 Seasons 2886.1 347 325 1790 5.58 7.22 0.40 0.00 99.7 6.78 388 30.1 1.0 -4.6 52.2 834 .587 .533 $8,600
BOS (5 yrs) 2346.2 282 264 1552 5.95 7.64 0.34 0.00 98.3 7.19 336 25.2 1.0 -3.7 43.3 708 .589 .533 $5,100
CHC (2 yrs) 539.2 65 61 238 3.97 5.38 0.67 0.00 106.0 5.00 52 4.8 1.0 -0.9 8.9 125 .574 .530 $3,500

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 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 .810 143 106 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 .691 134 128 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 78 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 .653 102 195
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 .653 102 195

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

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 G Awards
1871 BOS NA 20 P 31 257.1 76 11 48 17 2 .776 2.06 1.90 .862 2.14 2.11
1871 BOS NA 20 OF 9 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .833 1.98 0-9-0
1872 BOS NA 21 P 48 404.2 143 28 101 14 2 .902 2.87 2.69 .814 2.02 2.01
1872 BOS NA 21 OF 7 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.14 .820 1.94 0-7-0
1873 BOS NA 22 P 60 496.2 182 36 125 21 5 .885 2.92 2.68 .806 1.94 1.94
1873 BOS NA 22 OF 14 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0.36 .803 2.00 0-14-0
1874 BOS NA 23 P 71 617.1 212 38 143 31 3 .854 2.64 2.55 .810 2.17 2.16
1874 BOS NA 23 OF 6 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0.83 .802 2.02 0-6-0
1875 BOS NA 24 P 72 570.2 203 51 133 19 10 .906 2.90 2.56 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 BOS NA 24 OF 18 17 11 0 6 0 .647 0.61 .818 1.88 1-9-9
1875 BOS NA 24 1B 4 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .936 10.92
1876 CHC NL 25 P 61 528.2 144 45 92 7 7 .951 2.33 2.25 .874 2.08 2.10
1876 CHC NL 25 OF 10 12 7 2 3 0 .750 0.90 .847 2.11 9-1-0
1876 CHC NL 25 1B 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .942 10.67
1876 CHC NL 25 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.60
1877 CHC NL 26 1B 45 514 472 21 21 23 .959 10.96 .951 10.86
1877 CHC NL 26 2B 13 95 37 50 8 6 .916 6.69 .867 6.40
1877 CHC NL 26 P 4 11.0 9 2 6 1 0 .889 6.55 2.00 .916 2.13 2.10
1877 CHC NL 26 3B 2 8 0 5 3 0 .625 2.50 .841 3.70
1878 CHC NL 27 2B 1 7 3 0 4 0 .429 3.00 .874 6.40
7 Seasons P 347 2886.1 969 211 648 110 29 .886 2.68 2.48 .836 2.17 2.17
6 Seasons OF 64 45 32 2 11 0 .756 0.53 .823 1.98 10-46-9
3 Seasons 1B 52 548 506 21 21 23 .962 10.13 .950 10.85
2 Seasons 2B 14 102 40 50 12 6 .882 6.43 .868 6.40
1 Season 3B 2 8 0 5 3 0 .625 2.50 .841 3.70
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.60
8 Seasons TOT 480 2886.1 1672 789 726 157 58 .906 2.68 3.16 .875 2.17 3.22 10-46-9
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
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

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  3.4 (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 (188th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1871 NA  3.4 (3rd)
1872 NA  10.9 (1st)
1873 NA  7.6 (4th)
1874 NA  8.7 (2nd)
1875 NA  12.8 (1st)
1876 NL  9.2 (3rd)
Career  52.3 (86th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1871 NA  3.36 (2nd)
1872 NA  1.85 (2nd)
1873 NA  2.99 (6th)
1874 NA  1.92 (3rd)
1875 NA  1.59 (5th)
1876 NL  1.75 (5th)
Career  2.13 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  19 (1st)
1872 NA  38 (1st)
1873 NA  41 (1st)
1874 NA  52 (1st)
1875 NA  54 (1st)
1876 NL  47 (1st)
Career  252 (46th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1871 NA  .655 (3rd)
1872 NA  .826 (2nd)
1873 NA  .745 (1st)
1874 NA  .765 (1st)
1875 NA  .915 (1st)
1876 NL  .797 (1st)
Career  .795 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.442 (3rd)
1872 NA  1.097 (2nd)
1873 NA  1.367 (5th)
1874 NA  1.254 (4th)
1875 NA  1.036 (6th)
1876 NL  1.074 (5th)
Career  1.193 (129th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  11.646 (4th)
1872 NA  9.274 (2nd)
1873 NA  11.652 (6th)
1874 NA  11.007 (4th)
1875 NA  9.037 (6th)
1876 NL  9.227 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  1.329 (6th)
1872 NA  0.601 (8th)
1873 NA  0.652 (3rd)
1874 NA  0.277 (2nd)
1875 NA  0.284 (8th)
1876 NL  0.443 (6th)
Career  0.511 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.804 (4th)
1872 NA  0.623 (7th)
1873 NA  0.906 (3rd)
1874 NA  0.452 (9th)
1875 NA  1.183 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1871 NA  31 (2nd)
1872 NA  48 (3rd)
1873 NA  60 (1st)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1875 NA  72 (1st)
1876 NL  61 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1873 NA  3 (2nd)
1875 NA  9 (1st)
1877 NL  1 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1871 NA  257.3 (3rd)
1872 NA  404.7 (4th)
1873 NA  496.7 (1st)
1874 NA  617.3 (1st)
1875 NA  570.7 (2nd)
1876 NL  528.7 (3rd)
Career  2,886.3 (154th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1871 NA  23 (2nd)
1872 NA  28 (4th)
1873 NA  50 (2nd)
1874 NA  31 (5th)
1875 NA  75 (2nd)
1876 NL  39 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1871 NA  31 (2nd)
1872 NA  48 (2nd)
1873 NA  54 (1st)
1874 NA  69 (1st)
1875 NA  62 (2nd)
1876 NL  60 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1871 NA  22 (6th)
1872 NA  41 (3rd)
1873 NA  46 (4th)
1874 NA  65 (1st)
1875 NA  52 (4th)
1876 NL  53 (4th)
Career  279 (52nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1871 NA  1 (1st)
1872 NA  3 (1st)
1873 NA  1 (3rd)
1874 NA  4 (1st)
1875 NA  7 (1st)
1876 NL  8 (2nd)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  2 (10th)
1873 NA  5 (4th)
1874 NA  1 (8th)
1876 NL  6 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  38 (5th)
1872 NA  27 (3rd)
1873 NA  36 (5th)
1874 NA  19 (5th)
1875 NA  18 (4th)
1876 NL  26 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  333 (4th)
1872 NA  417 (5th)
1873 NA  643 (2nd)
1874 NA  755 (1st)
1875 NA  573 (3rd)
1876 NL  542 (3rd)
Career  3,280 (93rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1871 NA  0.605 (4th)
1872 NA  1.037 (7th)
1873 NA  1.389 (2nd)
1874 NA  1.632 (5th)
1875 NA  4.167 (6th)
1876 NL  1.500 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1871 NA  0.070 (1st)
1872 NA  0.000 (1st)
1873 NA  0.091 (4th)
1874 NA  0.015 (2nd)
1876 NL  0.102 (10th)
Career  0.047 (2nd)

Losses s c a p y
1871 NA  10 (7th)
1873 NA  14 (7th)
1874 NA  16 (8th)
1876 NL  12 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  96 (7th)
1872 NA  83 (6th)
1873 NA  165 (2nd)
1874 NA  132 (2nd)
1875 NA  101 (4th)
1876 NL  103 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1871 NA  11 (7th)
1872 NA  39 (1st)
1873 NA  18 (3rd)
1874 NA  18 (3rd)
1875 NA  17 (6th)
Career  104 (92nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1871 NA  1,279 (4th)
1872 NA  1,738 (5th)
1873 NA  2,297 (2nd)
1874 NA  2,784 (1st)
1875 NA  2,354 (2nd)
1876 NL  2,219 (4th)
Career  12,724 (129th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (3rd)
1872 NA  1 (10th)
1873 NA  9 (1st)
1874 NA  2 (6th)
1875 NA  12 (1st)
1876 NL  2 (6th)
1877 NL  2 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1871 NA  127 (2nd)
1872 NA  196 (2nd)
1873 NA  115 (6th)
1874 NA  111 (4th)
1875 NA  136 (6th)
1876 NL  137 (5th)
Career  132 (32nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1871 NA  3.95 (1st)
1872 NA  3.49 (3rd)
1873 NA  3.25 (1st)
1874 NA  2.08 (4th)
1875 NA  2.09 (6th)
1876 NL  2.38 (7th)
Career  2.70 (51st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  20 (2nd)
1872 NA  78 (1st)
1873 NA  29 (4th)
1874 NA  22 (3rd)
1875 NA  44 (1st)
1876 NL  43 (3rd)
Career  235 (56th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1871 NA  1.3 (2nd)
1872 NA  5.7 (1st)
1873 NA  2.1 (4th)
1874 NA  1.7 (3rd)
1875 NA  3.9 (1st)
1876 NL  3.9 (3rd)
Career  18.5 (99th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1874 NA  2.0 (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  143 (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)

Putoutss c a p y
1877 NL  511 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  45 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  472 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  21 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  21 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  23 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1871 NA  31 (2nd)
1872 NA  48 (3rd)
1873 NA  60 (1st)
1874 NA  71 (1st)
1875 NA  72 (1st)
1876 NL  61 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1872 NA  28 (2nd)
1873 NA  36 (1st)
1874 NA  38 (1st)
1875 NA  51 (2nd)
1876 NL  45 (2nd)
Career  211 (89th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1871 NA  48 (2nd)
1872 NA  101 (1st)
1873 NA  125 (1st)
1874 NA  143 (1st)
1875 NA  133 (1st)
1876 NL  92 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1871 NA  17 (1st)
1872 NA  14 (5th)
1873 NA  21 (3rd)
1874 NA  31 (2nd)
1875 NA  19 (4th)
Career  110 (12th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  10.96 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1877 NL  .959 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1872 NA  2.87 (1st)
1873 NA  2.92 (1st)
1874 NA  2.64 (2nd)
1876 NL  2.33 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1871 NA  1.90 (5th)
1872 NA  2.69 (1st)
1873 NA  2.68 (1st)
1874 NA  2.55 (2nd)
1876 NL  2.25 (2nd)
Career  2.48 (50th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1872 NA  .902 (2nd)
1873 NA  .885 (1st)
1874 NA  .854 (1st)
1876 NL  .951 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (431), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Pitching - 56 (22), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 65 (392), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 171 (71), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1315), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Pitching - 164 (39), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (943), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 60 (16), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (35th), 59.0 career WAR/59.0 7yr-peak WAR/59.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1871 20 Boston Red Stockings $1,500 ? Cubs Encyclopedia 254
1873 22 Boston Red Stockings $1,800 ? Preston Orem 161
1874 23 Boston Red Stockings $1,800 ? Preston Orem 205
1876 25 Chicago White Stockings $3,500 ? L. Allen, 100 Years of Baseball, p. 38 Includes $500 bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,600
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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