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Joe Sugden

Joseph Sugden

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 31, 1870 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1893 (Age 22.354)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1894 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Pirates/Spiders/WhiteSox/Tigers 1893-1912

Final Game: May 18, 1912 (Age 41.292)
Died: June 28, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
1893 22 PIT NL 27 103 92 20 24 4 3 0 12 1 10 11 .261 .340 .370 .709 91 34 1 2
1894 23 PIT NL 39 162 139 23 46 13 2 2 23 3 14 2 .331 .404 .496 .900 118 69 3 6 2/56O
1895 24 PIT NL 50 183 158 28 48 4 1 1 17 4 16 12 .304 .379 .361 .739 95 57 3 6 2
1896 25 PIT NL 80 338 301 42 89 5 7 0 36 5 19 9 .296 .348 .359 .706 89 108 5 13 2/3O
1897 26 PIT NL 84 322 288 31 64 6 4 0 38 9 18 13 .222 .275 .271 .546 47 78 3 13 2/3
1898 27 STL NL 89 320 289 29 73 7 1 0 34 5 23 20 .253 .314 .284 .598 70 82 3 5 2O/3
1899 28 CLV NL 76 268 250 19 69 5 1 0 14 2 11 7 .276 .307 .304 .611 76 76 0 7 2/O35
1901 30 CHW AL 48 172 153 21 42 7 1 0 19 4 13 5 .275 .339 .333 .673 89 51 2 4 2/3
1902 31 SLB AL 68 233 200 25 50 7 2 0 15 2 20 14 .250 .330 .305 .635 78 61 4 9 2/31
1903 32 SLB AL 79 279 241 18 51 4 0 0 22 4 25 20 .212 .288 .228 .517 58 55 1 12 2/3
1904 33 SLB AL 105 391 348 25 93 6 3 0 30 6 28 35 .267 .331 .302 .632 106 105 5 10 23
1905 34 SLB AL 90 302 266 21 46 4 0 0 23 3 23 17 .173 .247 .188 .435 41 50 3 10 2/3
1912 41 DET AL 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 45 1 0 0 /3
13 Yrs 836 3077 2729 303 696 72 25 3 283 48 0 220 165 .255 .318 .303 .621 78 827 33 95
162 Game Avg. 162 596 529 59 135 14 5 1 55 9 43 32 .255 .318 .303 .621 78 160 6
PIT (5 yrs) 280 1108 978 144 271 32 17 3 126 22 77 47 .277 .339 .354 .693 83 346 15 38
SLB (4 yrs) 342 1205 1055 89 240 21 5 0 90 15 96 86 .227 .300 .257 .557 73 271 13 41
STL (1 yr) 89 320 289 29 73 7 1 0 34 5 23 20 .253 .314 .284 .598 70 82 3 5
CLV (1 yr) 76 268 250 19 69 5 1 0 14 2 11 7 .276 .307 .304 .611 76 76 0 7
DET (1 yr) 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 45 1 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 48 172 153 21 42 7 1 0 19 4 13 5 .275 .339 .333 .673 89 51 2 4
NL (7 yrs) 445 1696 1517 192 413 44 19 3 174 29 111 74 .272 .329 .332 .662 79 504 18 50
AL (6 yrs) 391 1381 1212 111 283 28 6 0 109 19 0 109 91 .233 .305 .267 .571 75 323 15 45

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
1893 22 PIT NL 27 103 -2 -0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 4 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2
1894 23 PIT NL 39 162 5 -0 0 -2 2 5 0.4 6 11 0.9 .510 .502 1.1 0.0 13 2/56O
1895 24 PIT NL 50 183 0 -1 0 -3 3 -0 -0.0 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 0.8 0.0 9 2
1896 25 PIT NL 80 338 -3 -1 0 3 4 3 0.2 12 15 1.4 .503 .502 1.2 0.6 12 2/3O
1897 26 PIT NL 84 322 -23 -1 0 -1 5 -20 -1.7 11 -9 -0.6 .480 .490 -0.5 0.4 -8 2/3
1898 27 STL NL 89 320 -11 -0 0 -2 3 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.2 .489 .494 0.4 0.1 3 2O/3
1899 28 CLV NL 76 268 -6 0 0 -1 4 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.7 .497 .498 0.8 0.3 7 2/O35
1901 30 CHW AL 48 172 -1 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .502 .501 0.7 0.2 7 2/3
1902 31 SLB AL 68 233 -5 0 0 2 4 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.7 0.6 7 2/31
1903 32 SLB AL 79 279 -10 -0 0 3 4 -3 -0.5 10 7 0.6 .495 .498 0.4 0.7 4 2/3
1904 33 SLB AL 105 391 3 -1 0 2 4 9 1.0 14 23 2.6 .511 .507 2.4 0.7 21 23
1905 34 SLB AL 90 302 -14 -0 0 1 5 -9 -1.1 11 2 0.1 .488 .493 -0.0 0.6 1 2/3
1912 41 DET AL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /3
13 Seasons 836 3077 -67 -4 0 2 43 -25 -2.8 107 82 8.4 .497 .499 8.2 4.4 80
PIT (5 yrs) 280 1108 -23 -3 0 -3 17 -12 -1.1 38 26 2.6 .496 .498 2.9 1.1 29
SLB (4 yrs) 342 1205 -26 -1 0 8 17 -2 -0.5 43 41 4.2 .499 .500 3.5 2.6 33
STL (1 yr) 89 320 -11 -0 0 -2 3 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.2 .489 .494 0.4 0.1 3
CLV (1 yr) 76 268 -6 0 0 -1 4 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.7 .497 .498 0.8 0.3 7
DET (1 yr) 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .472 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHW (1 yr) 48 172 -1 -0 0 0 3 1 0.1 6 7 0.7 .502 .501 0.7 0.2 7

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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
1902 31 SLB AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.67 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.67 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 272 2.67 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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
1902 31 SLB AL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.96 0.28 0.00 99.0 4.63 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .553 .500
1 Season 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.96 0.28 0.00 99.0 4.63 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .553 .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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1893 PIT NL 22 C 27 113 81 27 5 3 .956 4.00 .936 4.78 11 42 25 37% 37%
1894 PIT NL 23 C 31 145 105 27 13 4 .910 4.26 .924 4.60 7 56 30 35% 37%
1894 PIT NL 23 3B 4 15 6 6 3 1 .800 3.00 .878 3.48
1894 PIT NL 23 SS 3 18 6 8 4 0 .778 4.67 .897 5.70
1894 PIT NL 23 OF 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .915 2.30 0-1-0
1895 PIT NL 24 C 50 263 179 58 26 4 .901 4.74 .938 4.63 10 97 61 39% 37%
1896 PIT NL 25 C 70 372 284 70 18 12 .952 5.06 .943 4.59 11 159 79 33% 37%
1896 PIT NL 25 1B 7 51 46 3 2 4 .961 7.00 .980 10.49
1896 PIT NL 25 OF 4 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.75 .932 2.15 0-4-0
1897 PIT NL 26 C 81 424 317 82 25 6 .941 4.93 .948 4.73 10 165 75 31% 37%
1897 PIT NL 26 1B 3 28 25 1 2 2 .929 8.67 .980 10.23
1898 STL NL 27 C 60 287 181 88 18 8 .937 4.48 .953 4.82 6 91 74 45% 44%
1898 STL NL 27 OF 15 19 17 0 2 1 .895 1.13 .937 2.08 0-1-14
1898 STL NL 27 1B 8 78 74 3 1 4 .987 9.63 .977 10.32
1899 CLV NL 28 C 66 325 196 108 21 11 .935 4.61 .952 4.59 9 162 98 38% 44%
1899 CLV NL 28 OF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .943 2.15 0-0-4
1899 CLV NL 28 1B 3 17 14 3 0 3 1.000 5.67 .977 10.50
1899 CLV NL 28 3B 1 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 .900 3.60
1901 CHW AL 30 C 42 233 179 47 7 4 .970 5.38 .950 4.97 10 45 42 48% 44%
1901 CHW AL 30 1B 5 23 21 2 0 0 1.000 4.60 .974 10.76
1902 SLB AL 31 C 61 271 192 67 12 9 .956 4.25 .957 4.90 4 62 54 47% 44%
1902 SLB AL 31 1B 4 20 18 1 1 0 .950 4.75 .980 10.95
1902 SLB AL 31 P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .930 2.70 3.00
1903 SLB AL 32 C 66 409 321 81 7 6 .983 6.09 .971 6.07 4 59 58 50% 44%
1903 SLB AL 32 1B 8 74 70 3 1 4 .986 9.13 .981 10.79
1904 SLB AL 33 C 79 469 370 94 5 11 .989 5.87 .969 6.15 6 81 61 43% 44%
1904 SLB AL 33 1B 28 287 275 8 4 11 .986 10.11 .982 11.03
1905 SLB AL 34 C 76 528 407 112 9 6 .983 6.83 .971 6.40 12 100 77 44% 45%
1905 SLB AL 34 1B 9 92 89 2 1 1 .989 10.11 .982 10.78
1912 DET AL 41 1B 1 17 13 3 1 0 .941 16.00 .983 10.40
12 Seasons C 709 3839 2812 861 166 84 .957 5.18 .955 5.19 100 1119 734 40% 41%
10 Seasons 1B 76 687 645 29 13 29 .981 8.87 .981 10.77
4 Seasons OF 24 36 30 2 4 1 .889 1.33 .933 2.11 0-6-18
2 Seasons 3B 5 17 6 6 5 1 .706 2.40 .881 3.50
1 Season SS 3 18 6 8 4 0 .778 4.67 .897 5.70
1 Season P 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .930 2.70 3.00
13 Seasons TOT 818 1.0 4598 3499 907 192 115 .958 9.00 5.39 .958 2.70 5.61 0-6-18 100 1119 734 40% 41%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

AB per SO s c a p y
Career  16.5 (222nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1897 NL  81 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1896 NL  284 (3rd)
1897 NL  317 (5th)
1905 AL  407 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1904 AL  94 (5th)
1905 AL  112 (5th)
Career  861 (64th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1895 NL  26 (2nd)
1897 NL  25 (3rd)
1899 NL  21 (4th)
Career  166 (61st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1896 NL  12 (2nd)
1899 NL  11 (3rd)
1902 AL  9 (1st)
1904 AL  11 (1st)
Career  84 (83rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1905 AL  12 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1896 NL  159 (3rd)
1897 NL  165 (2nd)
1899 NL  162 (2nd)
1904 AL  81 (4th)
1905 AL  100 (3rd)
Career  1,119 (19th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1903 AL  58 (4th)
1904 AL  61 (5th)
1905 AL  77 (3rd)
Career  734 (25th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1901 AL  48.3 (5th)
1903 AL  49.6 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1895 NL  4.74 (5th)
1896 NL  5.06 (3rd)
1903 AL  6.09 (5th)
1904 AL  5.87 (5th)
1905 AL  6.83 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1896 NL  .952 (4th)
1904 AL  .989 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1912 AL  born 1870-07-31 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (198th), 8.4 career WAR/7.8 7yr-peak WAR/8.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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