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Harry Staley

Henry Eli Staley

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 3, 1866 in Jacksonville, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1888 (Age 21.233)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/PittsburghAlleghenys/Burghers/Browns/Pirates 1888-1895

Final Game: July 30, 1895 (Age 28.269)
Died: January 12, 1910 in Battle Creek, MI
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 17, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #578. Mike Henneman… #579. Joe Benz… #580. Chris Bosio… #581. HARRY STALEY… #582. Red Ehret… #583. Mark Prior… #584. Rick Reed… 

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
1888 21 PIT NL 12 12 .500 2.69 25 24 1 24 2 0 207.1 185 104 62 6 53 89 7 0 13 848 98 2.97 1.148 8.0 0.3 2.3 3.9 1.68
1889 22 PIT NL 21 26 .447 3.51 49 47 2 46 1 1 420.0 433 254 164 11 116 159 8 0 30 1798 104 3.47 1.307 9.3 0.2 2.5 3.4 1.37
1890 23 PBB PL 21 25 .457 3.23 46 46 0 44 3 0 387.2 392 246 139 5 74 145 11 0 14 1646 122 2.99 1.202 9.1 0.1 1.7 3.4 1.96
1891 24 TOT NL 24 13 .649 2.58 40 37 3 32 1 0 324.0 313 160 93 16 80 139 6 0 12 1368 137 3.11 1.213 8.7 0.4 2.2 3.9 1.74
1891 24 PIT NL 4 5 .444 2.89 9 7 2 6 0 0 71.2 77 49 23 4 11 25 2 0 2 304 112 3.10 1.228 9.7 0.5 1.4 3.1 2.27
1891 24 BSN NL 20 8 .714 2.50 31 30 1 26 1 0 252.1 236 111 70 12 69 114 4 0 10 1064 145 3.11 1.209 8.4 0.4 2.5 4.1 1.65
1892 25 BSN NL 22 10 .688 3.03 37 35 2 31 3 0 299.2 273 144 101 10 97 93 3 0 7 1272 116 3.25 1.235 8.2 0.3 2.9 2.8 0.96
1893 26 BSN NL 18 10 .643 5.13 36 31 4 23 0 0 263.0 344 224 150 22 81 61 6 0 10 1209 95 4.86 1.616 11.8 0.8 2.8 2.1 0.75
1894 27 BSN NL 12 10 .545 6.81 27 21 6 18 0 1 208.2 305 204 158 15 61 32 5 0 4 972 87 5.39 1.754 13.2 0.6 2.6 1.4 0.52
1895 28 STL NL 6 13 .316 5.22 23 16 7 13 0 0 158.2 223 136 92 8 39 28 2 0 0 724 93 4.66 1.651 12.6 0.5 2.2 1.6 0.72
8 Yrs 136 119 .533 3.80 283 257 25 231 10 2 2269.0 2468 1472 959 93 601 746 48 0 90 9837 105 3.68 1.353 9.8 0.4 2.4 3.0 1.24
162 Game Avg. 17 15 .533 3.80 36 32 3 29 1 0 286 311 185 121 12 76 94 6 0 11 1239 105 3.68 1.353 9.8 0.4 2.4 3.0 1.24
BSN (4 yrs) 72 38 .655 4.21 131 117 13 98 4 1 1023.2 1158 683 479 59 308 300 18 0 31 4517 104 4.07 1.432 10.2 0.5 2.7 2.6 0.97
PIT (3 yrs) 37 43 .463 3.21 83 78 5 76 3 1 699.0 695 407 249 21 180 273 17 0 45 2950 103 3.29 1.252 8.9 0.3 2.3 3.5 1.52
STL (1 yr) 6 13 .316 5.22 23 16 7 13 0 0 158.2 223 136 92 8 39 28 2 0 0 724 93 4.66 1.651 12.6 0.5 2.2 1.6 0.72
PBB (1 yr) 21 25 .457 3.23 46 46 0 44 3 0 387.2 392 246 139 5 74 145 11 0 14 1646 122 2.99 1.202 9.1 0.1 1.7 3.4 1.96
NL (7 yrs) 115 94 .550 3.92 237 211 25 187 7 2 1881.1 2076 1226 820 88 527 601 37 0 76 8191 103 3.83 1.384 9.9 0.4 2.5 2.9 1.14
PL (1 yr) 21 25 .457 3.23 46 46 0 44 3 0 387.2 392 246 139 5 74 145 11 0 14 1646 122 2.99 1.202 9.1 0.1 1.7 3.4 1.96
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
1888 21 PIT NL 207.1 25 24 104 4.51 4.64 -0.01 0.00 93.0 4.32 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.6 15 .497 .500
1889 22 PIT NL 420.0 49 47 254 5.44 5.90 0.11 0.00 93.0 5.39 2 0.2 1.0 -0.4 3.7 50 .504 .501
1890 23 PBB PL 387.2 46 46 246 5.71 6.93 -0.21 0.00 92.0 6.56 38 3.0 -0.4 5.2 75 .565 .518
1891 24 PIT NL 71.2 9 7 49 6.15 5.62 -0.02 0.00 98.0 5.52 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.3 3 .461 .498
1891 24 BSN NL 252.1 31 30 111 3.96 5.46 0.11 0.00 109.0 5.83 56 5.4 1.0 -0.2 7.6 82 .675 .534
1892 25 BSN NL 299.2 37 35 144 4.32 5.04 0.31 0.00 107.0 5.07 31 3.0 1.0 -0.2 5.7 57 .582 .519
1893 26 BSN NL 263.0 36 31 224 7.67 6.47 0.22 0.00 106.0 6.63 -28 -2.1 1.0 -0.2 0.2 6 .442 .487
1894 27 BSN NL 208.2 27 21 204 8.80 7.22 0.13 0.00 111.0 7.87 -16 -1.1 1.0 -0.2 0.7 12 .460 .493
1895 28 STL NL 158.2 23 16 136 7.71 6.68 -0.33 0.00 101.0 7.07 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .478 .497
8 Seasons 2269.0 283 257 1472 5.84 6.03 0.05 0.00 100.3 5.99 72 7.6 1.0 -2.1 25.8 311 .527 .507
BSN (4 yrs) 1023.2 131 117 683 6.00 5.96 0.20 0.00 108.1 6.23 43 5.3 1.0 -0.9 14.1 157 .541 .508
PIT (3 yrs) 699.0 83 78 407 5.24 5.50 0.06 0.00 93.5 5.09 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.7 5.6 68 .497 .500
STL (1 yr) 158.2 23 16 136 7.71 6.68 -0.33 0.00 101.0 7.07 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .478 .497
PBB (1 yr) 387.2 46 46 246 5.71 6.93 -0.21 0.00 92.0 6.56 38 3.0 -0.4 5.2 75 .565 .518

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1892 25 BSN NL CS W CLV 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 3 3 0 1 0 1.222 10.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.00
1 CS 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 3 3 0 1 0 1.222 10.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.00

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
1888 21 PIT NL 25 87 85 6 11 1 0 0 1 2 1 18 .129 .149 .141 .291 -4 12 1 1
1889 22 PIT NL 51 190 186 11 30 3 1 0 8 1 4 40 .161 .179 .188 .367 7 35 0 1/O
1890 23 PBB PL 47 178 164 25 34 3 2 1 25 0 13 16 .207 .270 .268 .538 49 44 1 1/O
1891 24 TOT NL 40 145 133 11 24 4 1 1 19 0 11 21 .180 .248 .248 .496 41 33 1 1
1891 24 PIT NL 9 34 31 4 7 0 1 0 3 0 3 4 .226 .294 .290 .584 74 9 0 /1
1891 24 BSN NL 31 111 102 7 17 4 0 1 16 0 8 17 .167 .234 .235 .470 32 24 1 1
1892 25 BSN NL 38 131 122 9 16 2 0 1 9 2 9 38 .131 .191 .172 .363 5 21 0 1/O
1893 26 BSN NL 36 123 113 13 30 5 0 2 21 1 10 17 .265 .325 .363 .688 78 41 0 1
1894 27 BSN NL 28 101 85 12 20 2 1 2 25 0 13 9 .235 .343 .353 .696 61 30 1 2 1/O
1895 28 STL NL 23 73 67 4 9 0 2 0 1 1 4 1 .134 .183 .194 .377 -2 13 0 2 1
8 Yrs 288 1028 955 91 174 20 7 7 109 7 65 160 .182 .237 .240 .477 32 229 4 4
162 Game Avg. 162 578 537 51 98 11 4 4 61 4 37 90 .182 .237 .240 .477 32 129 2
BSN (4 yrs) 133 466 422 41 83 13 1 6 71 3 40 81 .197 .269 .275 .544 44 116 2 2
PIT (3 yrs) 85 311 302 21 48 4 2 0 12 3 8 62 .159 .183 .185 .369 12 56 1
STL (1 yr) 23 73 67 4 9 0 2 0 1 1 4 1 .134 .183 .194 .377 -2 13 0 2
PBB (1 yr) 47 178 164 25 34 3 2 1 25 0 13 16 .207 .270 .268 .538 49 44 1
NL (7 yrs) 241 850 791 66 140 17 5 6 84 7 52 144 .177 .230 .234 .464 29 185 3 4
PL (1 yr) 47 178 164 25 34 3 2 1 25 0 13 16 .207 .270 .268 .538 49 44 1

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
1888 21 PIT NL 25 87 -10 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .482 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1889 22 PIT NL 51 190 -25 -0 0 0 15 -10 -0.9 0 -10 -0.9 .483 .495 -0.9 -0.1 -10 1/O
1890 23 PBB PL 47 178 -13 0 0 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1 1/O
1891 24 PIT NL 9 34 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .515 .501 0.1 -0.0 2 /1
1891 24 BSN NL 31 111 -11 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1892 25 BSN NL 38 131 -17 -0 0 0 9 -9 -0.9 0 -9 -0.9 .477 .495 -0.9 -0.0 -9 1/O
1893 26 BSN NL 36 123 -6 -0 0 0 9 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 3 1
1894 27 BSN NL 28 101 -8 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1/O
1895 28 STL NL 23 73 -12 -0 0 0 5 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.5 0.0 -7 1
8 Seasons 288 1028 -101 0 0 0 75 -26 -2.6 0 -26 -2.6 .492 .498 -2.5 -0.1 -26
BSN (4 yrs) 133 466 -41 0 0 0 33 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .494 .499 -0.8 -0.1 -8
PIT (3 yrs) 85 311 -35 -0 0 0 23 -13 -1.3 0 -13 -1.3 .486 .496 -1.2 -0.1 -13
STL (1 yr) 23 73 -12 -0 0 0 5 -7 -0.5 0 -7 -0.5 .477 .497 -0.5 0.0 -7
PBB (1 yr) 47 178 -13 0 0 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1892 25 BSN NL CS CLV W 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1 CS 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 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 G Awards
1888 PIT NL 21 P 25 207.1 54 8 41 5 0 .907 2.13 1.96 .895 2.36 2.30
1889 PIT NL 22 P 49 420.0 113 19 89 5 3 .956 2.31 2.20 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 PIT NL 22 OF 2 4 1 1 2 0 .500 1.00 .910 2.00 1-0-1
1890 PBB PL 23 P 46 387.2 103 11 86 6 5 .942 2.25 2.11 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 PBB PL 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 0-0-1
1891 TOT NL 24 P 40 324.0 75 9 61 5 2 .933 1.94 1.75 .915 2.29 2.25
1891 PIT NL 24 P 9 71.2 18 3 14 1 0 .944 2.13 1.89 .915 2.29 2.24
1891 BSN NL 24 P 31 252.1 57 6 47 4 2 .930 1.89 1.71 .915 2.29 2.25
1892 BSN NL 25 P 37 299.2 66 0 63 3 5 .955 1.89 1.70 .901 2.48 2.41
1892 BSN NL 25 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-0-1
1893 BSN NL 26 P 36 263.0 72 3 60 9 2 .875 2.16 1.75 .913 2.50 2.45
1894 BSN NL 27 P 27 208.2 39 5 28 6 0 .846 1.42 1.22 .912 2.18 2.09
1894 BSN NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30 0-1-0
1895 STL NL 28 P 23 158.2 29 1 27 1 0 .966 1.59 1.22 .918 2.52 2.42
8 Seasons P 283 2269.0 551 56 455 40 17 .927 2.03 1.81 .908 2.43 2.36
4 Seasons OF 5 4 1 1 2 0 .500 0.40 .910 2.06 1-1-3
8 Seasons TOT 288 2269.0 555 57 456 42 17 .924 2.03 1.78 .908 2.43 2.35 1-1-3
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1890 PL  5.3 (8th)
1891 NL  7.7 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1890 PL  5.2 (5th)
1891 NL  7.9 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1889 NL  3.51 (6th)
1890 PL  3.23 (2nd)
1891 NL  2.58 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1889 NL  21 (7th)
1890 PL  21 (9th)
1891 NL  24 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1891 NL  .649 (3rd)
1892 NL  .688 (5th)
1893 NL  .643 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1889 NL  1.307 (5th)
1890 PL  1.202 (1st)
1891 NL  1.213 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 PL  9.101 (7th)
1891 NL  8.694 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1889 NL  2.486 (6th)
1890 PL  1.718 (1st)
1891 NL  2.222 (2nd)
1893 NL  2.772 (4th)
1894 NL  2.631 (4th)
1895 NL  2.212 (4th)
Career  2.384 (239th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1890 PL  3.366 (9th)
1891 NL  3.861 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1889 NL  49 (2nd)
1890 PL  46 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
1889 NL  1 (4th)
1894 NL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1889 NL  420.0 (2nd)
1890 PL  387.7 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1889 NL  159 (3rd)
1890 PL  145 (4th)
1891 NL  139 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1889 NL  47 (2nd)
1890 PL  46 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1889 NL  46 (2nd)
1890 PL  44 (3rd)
Career  231 (99th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1890 PL  3 (2nd)
1892 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1891 NL  16 (3rd)
1893 NL  22 (1st)
1894 NL  15 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1889 NL  433 (2nd)
1890 PL  392 (7th)
Career  2,468 (242nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1889 NL  1.371 (5th)
1890 PL  1.960 (1st)
1891 NL  1.738 (2nd)
1893 NL  0.753 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1889 NL  0.236 (7th)
1890 PL  0.116 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
1889 NL  26 (1st)
1890 PL  25 (2nd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1889 NL  164 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1889 NL  30 (1st)
Career  90 (137th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1889 NL  1,798 (2nd)
1890 PL  1,646 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1888 NL  1 (9th)
1895 NL  7 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1890 PL  122 (6th)
1891 NL  137 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1889 NL  3.47 (1st)
1890 PL  2.99 (1st)
1891 NL  3.11 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1890 PL  28 (6th)
1891 NL  31 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1890 PL  2.3 (6th)
1891 NL  2.9 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1889 NL  49 (2nd)
1890 PL  46 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1889 NL  89 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1889 NL  .956 (4th)
1890 PL  .942 (5th)
1892 NL  .955 (5th)
1895 NL  .966 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (752), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 83 (297), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 33 (421), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (705), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (393rd), 23.3 career WAR/22.9 7yr-peak WAR/23.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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