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Tully Sparks

Thomas Frank Sparks

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 12, 1874 in Etna, GA
Schools: University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Beloit College (Beloit, WI)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1897 (Age 22.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Brewers/Pirates/Americans/Giants 1897-1910

Final Game: June 8, 1910 (Age 35.178)
Died: July 15, 1937 in Anniston, AL
Buried: Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, AL
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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
1897 22 PHI NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1899 24 PIT NL 28 71 62 8 8 2 1 0 5 0 9 20 .129 .239 .194 .433 19 12 0 0 1
1901 26 MLA AL 29 81 71 3 12 2 1 0 4 0 5 14 .169 .244 .225 .469 33 16 2 3 1
1902 27 TOT MLB 33 104 92 5 14 3 0 0 6 0 9 17 .152 .228 .185 .413 20 17 0 3 1
1902 27 NYG NL 16 47 40 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 .150 .244 .175 .419 31 7 0 2 1
1902 27 BOS AL 17 57 52 2 8 2 0 0 5 0 4 7 .154 .214 .192 .407 12 10 0 1 1
1903 28 PHI NL 28 100 92 7 10 2 0 0 5 0 5 26 .109 .155 .130 .285 -16 12 0 3 1
1904 29 PHI NL 26 78 76 6 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 14 .105 .128 .118 .247 -23 9 0 0 1
1905 30 PHI NL 34 101 94 8 12 2 1 0 5 0 4 21 .128 .163 .170 .333 1 16 0 3 1
1906 31 PHI NL 42 114 104 6 16 4 1 0 9 0 7 20 .154 .207 .212 .419 31 22 0 3 1
1907 32 PHI NL 33 97 89 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 33 .034 .075 .034 .109 -66 3 1 4 1
1908 33 PHI NL 33 94 77 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 27 .052 .120 .052 .172 -45 4 0 11 1
1909 34 PHI NL 24 39 36 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 .139 .184 .139 .323 0 5 0 1 1
1910 35 PHI NL 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 314 887 801 45 92 16 4 0 41 0 52 203 .115 .172 .145 .317 -5 116 3 31
162 Game Avg. 162 458 413 23 47 8 2 0 21 0 27 105 .115 .172 .145 .317 -5 60 2 16
PHI (9 yrs) 224 631 576 29 58 9 2 0 26 0 29 152 .101 .145 .123 .268 -17 71 1 25
NYG (1 yr) 16 47 40 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 .150 .244 .175 .419 31 7 0 2
PIT (1 yr) 28 71 62 8 8 2 1 0 5 0 9 20 .129 .239 .194 .433 19 12 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 17 57 52 2 8 2 0 0 5 0 4 7 .154 .214 .192 .407 12 10 0 1
MLA (1 yr) 29 81 71 3 12 2 1 0 4 0 5 14 .169 .244 .225 .469 33 16 2 3
NL (11 yrs) 268 749 678 40 72 12 3 0 32 0 43 182 .106 .161 .133 .293 -11 90 1 27
AL (2 yrs) 46 138 123 5 20 4 1 0 9 0 9 21 .163 .231 .211 .443 24 26 2 4

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
1897 22 PHI NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .435 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1899 24 PIT NL 28 71 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1901 26 MLA AL 29 81 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1902 27 NYG NL 16 47 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1902 27 BOS AL 17 57 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1903 28 PHI NL 28 100 -14 0 0 0 8 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .478 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1
1904 29 PHI NL 26 78 -10 0 0 0 5 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .477 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1905 30 PHI NL 34 101 -11 0 0 0 7 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .488 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1906 31 PHI NL 42 114 -8 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1907 32 PHI NL 33 97 -16 0 0 0 6 -10 -1.3 0 -10 -1.3 .462 .492 -1.2 -0.0 -10 1
1908 33 PHI NL 33 94 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.9 0 -7 -0.9 .472 .494 -0.9 0.0 -7 1
1909 34 PHI NL 24 39 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1910 35 PHI NL 3 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .468 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
12 Seasons 314 887 -104 2 0 0 62 -40 -4.6 0 -40 -4.6 .485 .497 -4.6 0.0 -40
PHI (9 yrs) 224 631 -80 1 0 0 44 -34 -4.1 0 -34 -4.1 .482 .497 -4.1 0.0 -34
NYG (1 yr) 16 47 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
PIT (1 yr) 28 71 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
BOS (1 yr) 17 57 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
MLA (1 yr) 29 81 -7 0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1897 22 PHI NL 3 3 0 0.0 105 .000 .000 .294 .000 .358 .000 .391 .000 .749 -100 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1899 24 PIT NL 71 54 3 1.4 100 .190 .129 .290 .239 .353 .194 .378 .433 .730 19 .118 -6.9 -0.7 .389 .210 .065
1901 26 MLA AL 81 62 4 1.7 93 .211 .169 .278 .244 .334 .225 .373 .469 .707 33 .152 -6.2 -0.6 .390 .127 .056
1902 27 TOT MLB 104 81 4 1.3 89 .187 .152 .277 .228 .333 .185 .359 .413 .692 20 .120 -9.3 -1.0 .333 .130 .033
1902 27 NYG NL 47 36 2 1.5 76 .200 .150 .264 .244 .319 .175 .325 .419 .644 31 .176 -3.0 -0.4 .353 .150 .025
1902 27 BOS AL 57 45 2 1.2 99 .178 .154 .286 .214 .344 .192 .386 .407 .730 12 .086 -6.3 -0.6 .318 .115 .038
1903 28 PHI NL 100 85 2 0.6 86 .152 .109 .269 .155 .331 .130 .350 .285 .681 -16 .032 -13.6 -1.5 .207 .076 .022
1904 29 PHI NL 78 68 1 0.4 76 .129 .105 .255 .128 .313 .118 .330 .247 .643 -23 .020 -11.0 -1.3 .162 .039 .013
1905 30 PHI NL 101 85 3 0.9 81 .164 .128 .260 .163 .321 .170 .339 .333 .661 1 .082 -11.5 -1.3 .244 .085 .043
1906 31 PHI NL 114 91 5 1.4 76 .190 .154 .253 .207 .319 .212 .322 .419 .641 31 .195 -8.6 -1.0 .330 .125 .058
1907 32 PHI NL 97 90 0 0.0 74 .054 .034 .250 .075 .315 .034 .318 .109 .633 -66 .000 -17.0 -2.1 .081 .034 .000
1908 33 PHI NL 94 84 0 0.0 74 .080 .052 .250 .120 .312 .052 .322 .172 .634 -45 .000 -12.7 -1.6 .137 .078 .000
1909 34 PHI NL 39 32 1 0.8 77 .185 .139 .252 .184 .320 .139 .325 .323 .645 0 .078 -4.3 -0.5 .226 .056 .000
1910 35 PHI NL 5 5 0 0.0 90 .000 .000 .266 .000 .341 .000 .353 .000 .694 -100 .000 -1.3 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
12 Yrs 887 740 23 0.8 82 .154 .115 .263 .172 .325 .145 .341 .317 .666 -5 .063 -103.3 -12.0 .241 .095 .030
162 Game Avg. 458 382 12 0.8 82 .154 .115 .263 .172 .325 .145 .341 .317 .666 -5 .063 -103.3 -12.0 .241 .095 .030
PHI (9 yrs) 631 543 12 0.6 78 .137 .101 .256 .145 .320 .123 .331 .268 .650 -17 .040 -80.9 -9.6 .195 .073 .023
NYG (1 yr) 47 36 2 1.5 76 .200 .150 .264 .244 .319 .175 .325 .419 .644 31 .175 -3.0 -0.4 .353 .150 .025
PIT (1 yr) 71 54 3 1.4 100 .190 .129 .290 .239 .353 .194 .378 .433 .730 19 .118 -6.9 -0.7 .389 .210 .065
BOS (1 yr) 57 45 2 1.2 99 .178 .154 .286 .214 .344 .192 .386 .407 .730 12 .087 -6.3 -0.6 .318 .115 .038
MLA (1 yr) 81 62 4 1.7 93 .211 .169 .278 .244 .334 .225 .373 .469 .707 33 .152 -6.2 -0.6 .390 .127 .056
NL (11 yrs) 749 633 17 0.7 80 .145 .106 .260 .161 .323 .133 .334 .293 .657 -11 .053 -90.8 -10.7 .221 .090 .027
AL (2 yrs) 138 107 6 1.5 96 .196 .163 .282 .231 .338 .211 .379 .443 .717 24 .124 -12.5 -1.3 .359 .122 .049

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
1897 22 PHI NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0 67%
1899 24 PIT NL 71 0.0% 28.2% 12.7% 4.2% 38% 2.22 3.1 12.4 59%
1901 26 MLA AL 81 0.0% 17.3% 6.2% 3.7% 25% 2.80 5.1 17.8 70%
1902 27 TOT MLB 104 0.0% 16.4% 8.7% 2.9% 21% 1.89 5.4 15.3 72%
1902 27 NYG NL 47 0.0% 21.3% 10.6% 2.1% 17% 2.00 4.0 40.0 64%
1902 27 BOS AL 57 0.0% 12.3% 7.0% 3.5% 25% 1.75 7.4 10.4 79%
1903 28 PHI NL 100 0.0% 26.0% 5.0% 2.0% 20% 5.20 3.5 18.4 66%
1904 29 PHI NL 78 0.0% 18.0% 2.6% 1.3% 13% 7.00 5.4 38.0 79%
1905 30 PHI NL 101 0.0% 20.8% 4.0% 3.0% 25% 5.25 4.5 18.8 72%
1906 31 PHI NL 114 0.0% 17.5% 6.1% 4.4% 31% 2.86 5.2 11.6 74%
1907 32 PHI NL 97 0.0% 34.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0% 11.00 2.7 44.5 58%
1908 33 PHI NL 94 0.0% 28.7% 6.4% 0.0% 0% 4.50 2.9 38.5 53%
1909 34 PHI NL 39 0.0% 23.1% 5.1% 0.0% 0% 4.50 4.0 36.0 69%
1910 35 PHI NL 5 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0 80%
12 Yrs 887 0.0% 22.9% 5.9% 2.3% 22% 3.90 3.9 19.5 67%
MLB Averages 0.4% 8.9% 6.9% 4.8% 21% 1.29 10.1 227.3 9.6 80%

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
1897 22 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1898 23 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1899 24 29 74 65 8 8 2 1 0 5 0 9 21 .123 .230 .185 .414 14 12 0 0
1900 25 29 74 65 8 8 2 1 0 5 0 9 21 .123 .230 .185 .414 14 12 0 0
1901 26 58 155 136 11 20 4 2 0 9 0 14 35 .147 .237 .206 .443 24 28 2 3
1902 27 91 259 228 16 34 7 2 0 15 0 23 52 .149 .233 .197 .431 22 45 2 6
1903 28 119 359 320 23 44 9 2 0 20 0 28 78 .138 .211 .178 .390 12 57 2 9
1904 29 145 437 396 29 52 10 2 0 22 0 30 92 .131 .196 .167 .363 6 66 2 9
1905 30 179 538 490 37 64 12 3 0 27 0 34 113 .131 .190 .167 .357 5 82 2 12
1906 31 221 652 594 43 80 16 4 0 36 0 41 133 .135 .193 .175 .368 9 104 2 15
1907 32 254 749 683 44 83 16 4 0 38 0 44 166 .122 .178 .157 .335 0 107 3 19
1908 33 287 843 760 45 87 16 4 0 40 0 50 193 .114 .172 .146 .318 -4 111 3 30
1909 34 311 882 796 45 92 16 4 0 41 0 52 202 .116 .173 .146 .318 -4 116 3 31
1910 35 314 887 801 45 92 16 4 0 41 0 52 203 .115 .172 .145 .317 -5 116 3 31

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1897 22 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
1899 24 29 72 64 6 7 2 1 0 4 0 8 21 .109 .208 .172 .380 2 28
1901 26 34 94 83 3 13 2 1 0 4 0 5 17 .157 .222 .205 .427 4 29
1902 27 38 122 108 6 17 4 0 0 7 0 11 20 .157 .235 .194 .430 5 33
1903 28 32 116 107 9 12 2 0 0 6 0 6 30 .112 .159 .131 .290 2 28
1904 29 27 81 79 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 15 .101 .123 .114 .237 1 26
1905 30 36 108 100 10 14 2 1 0 6 0 5 22 .140 .181 .180 .361 3 34
1906 31 44 125 113 8 20 5 1 0 12 0 9 21 .177 .238 .239 .477 6 42
1907 32 35 102 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 35 .000 .041 .000 .041 0 33
1908 33 34 102 82 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 9 28 .073 .165 .073 .238 1 33
1909 34 25 40 37 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 .135 .179 .135 .315 1 24
1910 35 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 3
12 Yrs 338 971 876 49 102 18 4 0 46 0 60 220 .116 .176 .146 .322 25 314
162 Game Avg. 162 465 420 23 49 9 2 0 22 0 29 105 .116 .176 .146 .322 12 314

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1906 NL  6.5 (8th)

                           

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