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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 Pitching

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
1897 22 PHI NL 0 1 .000 10.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 9 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 39 43 4.82 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
1899 24 PIT NL 8 6 .571 3.86 28 17 10 8 0 0 170.0 180 101 73 1 82 53 10 1 4 756 99 4.01 1.541 9.5 0.1 4.3 2.8 0.65
1901 26 MLA AL 7 17 .292 3.51 29 26 3 18 0 0 210.0 228 157 82 5 93 62 14 0 6 941 102 4.17 1.529 9.8 0.2 4.0 2.7 0.67
1902 27 TOT MLB 11 19 .367 3.79 33 29 4 27 1 1 265.2 293 155 112 6 81 79 11 0 0 1139 84 3.40 1.408 9.9 0.2 2.7 2.7 0.98
1902 27 NYG NL 4 10 .286 4.17 16 14 2 12 0 1 123.0 142 72 57 2 41 42 4 0 0 537 67 3.29 1.488 10.4 0.1 3.0 3.1 1.02
1902 27 BOS AL 7 9 .438 3.47 17 15 2 15 1 0 142.2 151 83 55 4 40 37 7 0 0 602 102 3.50 1.339 9.5 0.3 2.5 2.3 0.93
1903 28 PHI NL 11 15 .423 2.72 28 28 0 27 0 0 248.0 248 109 75 3 56 88 8 0 5 1008 114 2.97 1.226 9.0 0.1 2.0 3.2 1.57
1904 29 PHI NL 7 16 .304 2.65 26 25 1 19 3 0 200.2 208 109 59 1 43 67 5 0 4 847 102 2.53 1.251 9.3 0.0 1.9 3.0 1.56
1905 30 PHI NL 14 11 .560 2.18 34 26 8 20 3 1 259.2 217 86 63 2 73 98 9 0 1 1003 133 2.81 1.117 7.5 0.1 2.5 3.4 1.34
1906 31 PHI NL 19 16 .543 2.16 42 37 5 29 6 3 316.2 244 99 76 4 62 114 10 0 2 1231 121 2.49 0.966 6.9 0.1 1.8 3.2 1.84
1907 32 PHI NL 22 8 .733 2.00 33 31 2 24 3 1 265.0 221 78 59 2 51 90 7 0 0 1028 121 2.26 1.026 7.5 0.1 1.7 3.1 1.76
1908 33 PHI NL 16 15 .516 2.60 33 31 1 24 2 2 263.1 251 98 76 3 51 85 8 0 0 1034 92 2.28 1.147 8.6 0.1 1.7 2.9 1.67
1909 34 PHI NL 6 11 .353 2.96 24 16 6 6 1 0 121.2 126 54 40 4 32 40 3 0 2 485 88 2.85 1.299 9.3 0.3 2.4 3.0 1.25
1910 35 PHI NL 0 2 .000 6.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 22 12 10 2 2 4 2 0 0 72 53 4.32 1.600 13.2 1.2 1.2 2.4 2.00
12 Yrs 121 137 .469 2.82 314 270 40 203 19 8 2343.2 2250 1067 734 33 630 780 87 1 24 9583 103 2.93 1.229 8.6 0.1 2.4 3.0 1.24
162 Game Avg. 14 16 .469 2.82 37 31 5 24 2 1 273 262 124 85 4 73 91 10 0 3 1116 103 2.93 1.229 8.6 0.1 2.4 3.0 1.24
PHI (9 yrs) 95 95 .500 2.48 224 198 23 150 18 7 1698.0 1549 654 467 21 374 586 52 0 14 6747 109 2.60 1.133 8.2 0.1 2.0 3.1 1.57
NYG (1 yr) 4 10 .286 4.17 16 14 2 12 0 1 123.0 142 72 57 2 41 42 4 0 0 537 67 3.29 1.488 10.4 0.1 3.0 3.1 1.02
PIT (1 yr) 8 6 .571 3.86 28 17 10 8 0 0 170.0 180 101 73 1 82 53 10 1 4 756 99 4.01 1.541 9.5 0.1 4.3 2.8 0.65
BOS (1 yr) 7 9 .438 3.47 17 15 2 15 1 0 142.2 151 83 55 4 40 37 7 0 0 602 102 3.50 1.339 9.5 0.3 2.5 2.3 0.93
MLA (1 yr) 7 17 .292 3.51 29 26 3 18 0 0 210.0 228 157 82 5 93 62 14 0 6 941 102 4.17 1.529 9.8 0.2 4.0 2.7 0.67
NL (11 yrs) 107 111 .491 2.70 268 229 35 170 18 8 1991.0 1871 827 597 24 497 681 66 1 18 8040 103 2.76 1.189 8.5 0.1 2.2 3.1 1.37
AL (2 yrs) 14 26 .350 3.50 46 41 5 33 1 0 352.2 379 240 137 9 133 99 21 0 6 1543 102 3.90 1.452 9.7 0.2 3.4 2.5 0.74
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
1897 22 PHI NL 8.0 1 1 9 10.13 5.90 -0.16 0.00 97.0 5.88 -4 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .266 .499
1899 24 PIT NL 170.0 28 17 101 5.35 5.22 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.10 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 1.5 15 .500 .500
1901 26 MLA AL 210.0 29 26 157 6.73 5.46 -0.21 0.00 98.0 5.56 -24 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -2 .431 .488
1902 27 NYG NL 123.0 16 14 72 5.27 4.14 -0.01 0.00 101.0 4.19 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .409 .491
1902 27 BOS AL 142.2 17 15 83 5.24 4.90 0.34 0.00 100.0 4.56 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.3 5 .446 .494
1903 28 PHI NL 248.0 28 28 109 3.96 4.82 -0.29 0.00 95.0 4.85 27 2.8 -0.2 4.8 48 .600 .517
1904 29 PHI NL 200.2 26 25 109 4.89 3.94 -0.55 0.00 100.0 4.49 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.7 7 .467 .495
1905 30 PHI NL 259.2 34 26 86 2.98 4.04 0.03 0.00 97.0 3.89 27 3.2 1.0 -0.2 5.3 47 .594 .520
1906 31 PHI NL 316.2 42 37 99 2.81 3.59 -0.02 0.00 99.0 3.57 30 3.9 1.0 -0.2 6.5 49 .593 .524
1907 32 PHI NL 265.0 33 31 78 2.65 3.39 0.08 0.00 98.0 3.25 21 2.8 1.0 -0.2 4.9 36 .584 .517
1908 33 PHI NL 263.1 33 31 98 3.35 3.34 0.07 0.00 102.0 3.33 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 2.1 17 .500 .500
1909 34 PHI NL 121.2 24 16 54 3.99 3.70 0.09 0.00 100.0 3.61 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.2 3 .470 .496
1910 35 PHI NL 15.0 3 3 12 7.20 3.99 0.02 0.00 103.0 4.10 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .335 .497
12 Seasons 2343.2 314 270 1067 4.10 4.16 -0.05 0.00 98.8 4.15 34 6.0 1.0 -2.1 25.3 213 .519 .506
PHI (9 yrs) 1698.0 224 198 654 3.47 3.83 -0.08 0.00 98.6 3.85 82 10.4 1.0 -1.4 24.0 201 .546 .511
NYG (1 yr) 123.0 16 14 72 5.27 4.14 -0.01 0.00 101.0 4.19 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -5 .409 .491
PIT (1 yr) 170.0 28 17 101 5.35 5.22 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.10 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 1.5 15 .500 .500
BOS (1 yr) 142.2 17 15 83 5.24 4.90 0.34 0.00 100.0 4.56 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.3 5 .446 .494
MLA (1 yr) 210.0 29 26 157 6.73 5.46 -0.21 0.00 98.0 5.56 -24 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -2 .431 .488

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA 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 ERA+
1897 22 0 1 .000 10.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 9 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 39 43 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00 43
1898 23 0 1 .000 10.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 9 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 39 43 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00 43
1899 24 8 7 .533 4.15 29 18 10 9 0 0 178.0 192 110 82 1 86 53 10 1 4 795 93 1.562 9.7 0.1 4.3 2.7 0.62 93
1900 25 8 7 .533 4.15 29 18 10 9 0 0 178.0 192 110 82 1 86 53 10 1 4 795 93 1.562 9.7 0.1 4.3 2.7 0.62 93
1901 26 15 24 .385 3.80 58 44 13 27 0 0 388.0 420 267 164 6 179 115 24 1 10 1736 98 1.544 9.7 0.1 4.2 2.7 0.64 98
1902 27 26 43 .377 3.80 91 73 17 54 1 1 653.2 713 422 276 12 260 194 35 1 10 2875 92 1.489 9.8 0.2 3.6 2.7 0.75 92
1903 28 37 58 .389 3.50 119 101 17 81 1 1 901.2 961 531 351 15 316 282 43 1 15 3883 97 1.416 9.6 0.1 3.2 2.8 0.89 97
1904 29 44 74 .373 3.35 145 126 18 100 4 1 1102.1 1169 640 410 16 359 349 48 1 19 4730 98 1.386 9.5 0.1 2.9 2.8 0.97 98
1905 30 58 85 .406 3.13 179 152 26 120 7 2 1362.0 1386 726 473 18 432 447 57 1 20 5733 102 1.335 9.2 0.1 2.9 3.0 1.03 102
1906 31 77 101 .433 2.94 221 189 31 149 13 5 1678.2 1630 825 549 22 494 561 67 1 22 6964 105 1.265 8.7 0.1 2.6 3.0 1.14 105
1907 32 99 109 .476 2.82 254 220 33 173 16 6 1943.2 1851 903 608 24 545 651 74 1 22 7992 106 1.233 8.6 0.1 2.5 3.0 1.19 106
1908 33 115 124 .481 2.79 287 251 34 197 18 8 2207.0 2102 1001 684 27 596 736 82 1 22 9026 105 1.222 8.6 0.1 2.4 3.0 1.23 105
1909 34 121 135 .473 2.80 311 267 40 203 19 8 2328.2 2228 1055 724 31 628 776 85 1 24 9511 104 1.226 8.6 0.1 2.4 3.0 1.24 104
1910 35 121 137 .469 2.82 314 270 40 203 19 8 2343.2 2250 1067 734 33 630 780 87 1 24 9583 103 1.229 8.6 0.1 2.4 3.0 1.24 103

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1897 22 0 1 .000 7.20 10.0 13 9 8 0 4 0 0 1.700 11.7 3.6 0.0 0.00 0.0 1
1899 24 10 10 .500 4.07 179.0 175 90 81 1 80 56 10 1.425 8.8 4.0 2.8 0.70 0.1 28
1901 26 11 17 .393 5.12 248.0 247 157 141 5 101 73 15 1.403 9.0 3.7 2.6 0.72 0.2 29
1902 27 15 19 .441 4.69 309.0 352 179 161 7 97 92 13 1.453 10.3 2.8 2.7 0.95 0.2 33
1903 28 18 14 .563 3.45 287.0 290 122 110 4 65 102 9 1.237 9.1 2.0 3.2 1.57 0.1 28
1904 29 9 14 .391 5.02 208.0 235 129 116 1 49 70 6 1.365 10.2 2.1 3.0 1.43 0.0 26
1905 30 18 12 .600 2.99 271.0 252 100 90 2 85 102 10 1.244 8.4 2.8 3.4 1.20 0.1 34
1906 31 22 15 .595 3.16 333.0 297 130 117 5 75 120 12 1.117 8.0 2.0 3.2 1.60 0.1 42
1907 32 18 13 .581 3.16 279.0 281 109 98 3 65 95 9 1.240 9.1 2.1 3.1 1.46 0.1 33
1908 33 15 15 .500 3.96 273.0 317 133 120 4 64 88 10 1.396 10.5 2.1 2.9 1.38 0.1 33
1909 34 7 7 .500 4.32 127.0 154 68 61 5 39 42 4 1.520 10.9 2.8 3.0 1.08 0.4 24
1910 35 1 1 .500 7.31 16.0 24 14 13 2 2 4 2 1.625 13.5 1.1 2.3 2.00 1.1 3
12 Yrs 144 138 .511 3.95 2540.0 2637 1240 1116 39 726 844 100 1.324 9.3 3.0 1.16 0.1 314

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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1903 NL  4.8 (9th)
1905 NL  5.3 (5th)
1906 NL  6.5 (3rd)
1907 NL  4.9 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1903 NL  2.72 (9th)
1905 NL  2.18 (6th)
1906 NL  2.16 (7th)
1907 NL  2.00 (9th)
Career  2.82 (108th)

Wins s c a p y
1906 NL  19 (9th)
1907 NL  22 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1907 NL  .733 (4th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1903 NL  1.226 (10th)
1905 NL  1.117 (10th)
1906 NL  0.966 (3rd)
1907 NL  1.026 (6th)
Career  1.229 (212th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 NL  7.521 (6th)
1906 NL  6.935 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1903 NL  2.032 (6th)
1904 NL  1.929 (9th)
1906 NL  1.762 (3rd)
1907 NL  1.732 (5th)
1908 NL  1.743 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1906 NL  42 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1902 NL  1 (5th)
1905 NL  1 (7th)
1906 NL  3 (4th)
1907 NL  1 (8th)
1908 NL  2 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1906 NL  316.7 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
1906 NL  37 (3rd)
1907 NL  31 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1906 NL  29 (9th)
1907 NL  24 (9th)
1908 NL  24 (10th)
Career  203 (132nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1906 NL  6 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1906 NL  4 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1901 AL  93 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1908 NL  251 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1903 NL  1.571 (8th)
1906 NL  1.839 (6th)
1907 NL  1.765 (7th)
1908 NL  1.667 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1899 NL  0.053 (5th)
1904 NL  0.045 (7th)
1905 NL  0.069 (7th)
Career  0.127 (67th)

Losses s c a p y
1901 AL  17 (7th)
1902 ML  19 (6th)
1903 NL  15 (10th)
Career  137 (223rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1902 ML  112 (8th)
1908 NL  76 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1901 AL  14 (6th)
Career  87 (125th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1906 NL  1,231 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1899 NL  10 (2nd)
1905 NL  8 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1905 NL  133 (7th)
1906 NL  121 (8th)
1907 NL  121 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1904 NL  2.53 (7th)
1907 NL  2.26 (7th)
1908 NL  2.28 (7th)
Career  2.93 (112th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  22 (6th)
1906 NL  18 (6th)
1907 NL  14 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1905 NL  2.4 (6th)
1906 NL  2.1 (6th)
1907 NL  1.7 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 69 (366), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (421), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (379), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (443rd), 20.7 career WAR/21.8 7yr-peak WAR/21.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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