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Mike Sullivan

Michael Joseph Sullivan (Big Mike)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: October 23, 1866 in Boston, MA
School: Boston University (Boston, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1889 (Age 22.237)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Senators/Spiders/Colts/... 1889-1899

Final Game: October 12, 1899 (Age 32.354)
Died: June 14, 1906 in Boston, MA
Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, MA
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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
1889 22 WHS NL 0 3 .000 7.24 9 3 6 3 0 0 41.0 47 47 33 2 32 15 3 0 7 203 54 5.47 1.927 10.3 0.4 7.0 3.3 0.47
1890 23 CHC NL 5 6 .455 4.59 12 12 0 10 0 0 96.0 108 77 49 3 58 33 4 0 6 455 81 4.57 1.729 10.1 0.3 5.4 3.1 0.57
1891 24 TOT MLB 1 4 .200 3.43 5 5 0 5 0 0 42.0 41 32 16 2 18 18 4 0 7 189 101 3.86 1.405 8.8 0.4 3.9 3.9 1.00
1891 24 PHA AA 0 2 .000 3.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 17 13 7 2 10 7 3 0 2 84 109 5.36 1.500 8.5 1.0 5.0 3.5 0.70
1891 24 NYG NL 1 2 .333 3.38 3 3 0 3 0 0 24.0 24 19 9 0 8 11 1 0 5 105 95 2.74 1.333 9.0 0.0 3.0 4.1 1.38
1892 25 CIN NL 12 4 .750 3.08 21 16 5 15 0 0 166.1 179 90 57 8 74 56 9 0 10 761 107 3.88 1.521 9.7 0.4 4.0 3.0 0.76
1893 26 CIN NL 8 11 .421 5.05 27 18 9 14 0 1 183.2 200 146 103 5 103 40 17 0 6 864 94 5.12 1.650 9.8 0.2 5.0 2.0 0.39
1894 27 TOT NL 8 15 .348 6.48 33 23 8 20 0 1 208.1 294 216 150 14 121 40 11 0 15 1026 83 6.21 1.992 12.7 0.6 5.2 1.7 0.33
1894 27 WHS NL 2 10 .167 6.58 20 12 7 11 0 1 117.2 166 134 86 10 74 21 8 0 8 587 80 6.65 2.040 12.7 0.8 5.7 1.6 0.28
1894 27 CLV NL 6 5 .545 6.35 13 11 1 9 0 0 90.2 128 82 64 4 47 19 3 0 7 439 86 5.62 1.930 12.7 0.4 4.7 1.9 0.40
1895 28 CLV NL 1 2 .333 8.42 4 3 1 2 0 0 31.0 42 34 29 1 16 5 1 0 3 149 60 5.32 1.871 12.2 0.3 4.6 1.5 0.31
1896 29 NYG NL 10 13 .435 4.66 25 22 3 18 0 0 185.1 188 131 96 3 71 42 13 0 11 804 90 4.41 1.397 9.1 0.1 3.4 2.0 0.59
1897 30 NYG NL 8 7 .533 5.09 23 16 7 11 1 2 148.2 183 113 84 6 71 35 14 0 13 695 81 5.09 1.709 11.1 0.4 4.3 2.1 0.49
1899 32 BSN NL 1 0 1.000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 6 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 41 86 5.83 1.556 10.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 0.25
10 Yrs 54 65 .454 5.04 160 119 39 99 1 4 1111.1 1292 892 622 45 568 285 77 0 78 5187 86 4.95 1.674 10.5 0.4 4.6 2.3 0.50
162 Game Avg. 13 16 .454 5.04 39 29 10 24 0 1 271 315 217 152 11 138 69 19 0 19 1264 86 4.95 1.674 10.5 0.4 4.6 2.3 0.50
NYG (3 yrs) 19 22 .463 4.75 51 41 10 32 1 2 358.0 395 263 189 9 150 88 28 0 29 1604 86 4.58 1.522 9.9 0.2 3.8 2.2 0.59
CLV (2 yrs) 7 7 .500 6.88 17 14 2 11 0 0 121.2 170 116 93 5 63 24 4 0 10 588 78 5.55 1.915 12.6 0.4 4.7 1.8 0.38
CIN (2 yrs) 20 15 .571 4.11 48 34 14 29 0 1 350.0 379 236 160 13 177 96 26 0 16 1625 99 4.53 1.589 9.7 0.3 4.6 2.5 0.54
BSN (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 6 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 41 86 5.83 1.556 10.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 0.25
WHS (1 yr) 2 10 .167 6.58 20 12 7 11 0 1 117.2 166 134 86 10 74 21 8 0 8 587 80 6.65 2.040 12.7 0.8 5.7 1.6 0.28
PHA (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 17 13 7 2 10 7 3 0 2 84 109 5.36 1.500 8.5 1.0 5.0 3.5 0.70
WHS (1 yr) 0 3 .000 7.24 9 3 6 3 0 0 41.0 47 47 33 2 32 15 3 0 7 203 54 5.47 1.927 10.3 0.4 7.0 3.3 0.47
CHC (1 yr) 5 6 .455 4.59 12 12 0 10 0 0 96.0 108 77 49 3 58 33 4 0 6 455 81 4.57 1.729 10.1 0.3 5.4 3.1 0.57
NL (10 yrs) 54 63 .462 5.06 158 117 39 97 1 4 1093.1 1275 879 615 43 558 278 74 0 76 5103 85 4.94 1.677 10.5 0.4 4.6 2.3 0.50
AA (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.50 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 17 13 7 2 10 7 3 0 2 84 109 5.36 1.500 8.5 1.0 5.0 3.5 0.70
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
1889 22 WHS NL 41.0 9 3 47 10.32 5.96 -0.38 0.00 98.0 6.22 -18 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -14 .350 .492
1890 23 CHC NL 96.0 12 12 77 7.22 5.50 0.71 0.00 102.0 4.88 -21 -1.7 -0.2 -0.9 -14 .361 .490
1891 24 PHA AA 18.0 2 2 13 6.50 5.87 -0.05 0.00 103.0 6.10 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 1 .470 .500
1891 24 NYG NL 24.0 3 3 19 7.13 5.54 0.25 0.00 96.0 5.07 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .364 .497
1892 25 CIN NL 166.1 21 16 90 4.87 5.11 0.33 0.00 99.0 4.73 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.5 15 .503 .500
1893 26 CIN NL 183.2 27 18 146 7.15 6.64 0.33 0.00 103.0 6.50 -12 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.7 12 .467 .495
1894 27 WHS NL 117.2 20 12 134 10.25 7.44 -0.46 0.00 99.0 7.82 -28 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -13 .406 .488
1894 27 CLV NL 90.2 13 11 82 8.14 7.40 0.13 0.00 103.0 7.48 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.5 8 .478 .498
1895 28 CLV NL 31.0 4 3 34 9.87 6.54 0.23 0.00 104.0 6.56 -10 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -7 .327 .496
1896 29 NYG NL 185.1 25 22 131 6.36 6.02 -0.05 0.00 96.0 5.82 -7 -0.5 1.0 -0.2 1.1 13 .479 .497
1897 30 NYG NL 148.2 23 16 113 6.84 5.82 0.10 0.00 96.0 5.49 -19 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3 .436 .491
1899 32 BSN NL 9.0 1 1 6 6.00 5.21 0.63 0.00 108.0 4.94 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0 .430 .500
10 Seasons 1111.1 160 119 892 7.22 6.17 0.14 0.00 99.5 6.01 -125 -9.3 1.0 -1.1 0.3 -5 .442 .494
NYG (3 yrs) 358.0 51 41 263 6.61 5.90 0.03 0.00 96.0 5.63 -30 -2.4 1.0 -0.3 0.7 7 .453 .494
CLV (2 yrs) 121.2 17 14 116 8.58 7.18 0.16 0.00 103.3 7.25 -15 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .442 .498
CIN (2 yrs) 350.0 48 34 236 6.07 5.91 0.33 0.00 101.1 5.66 -11 -0.8 1.0 -0.3 2.2 28 .483 .497
BSN (1 yr) 9.0 1 1 6 6.00 5.21 0.63 0.00 108.0 4.94 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0 .430 .500
WHS (1 yr) 117.2 20 12 134 10.25 7.44 -0.46 0.00 99.0 7.82 -28 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -13 .406 .488
PHA (1 yr) 18.0 2 2 13 6.50 5.87 -0.05 0.00 103.0 6.10 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 1 .470 .500
WHS (1 yr) 41.0 9 3 47 10.32 5.96 -0.38 0.00 98.0 6.22 -18 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -14 .350 .492
CHC (1 yr) 96.0 12 12 77 7.22 5.50 0.71 0.00 102.0 4.88 -21 -1.7 -0.2 -0.9 -14 .361 .490

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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
1889 22 WHS NL 9 21 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .053 .143 .053 .195 -43 1 1 /1
1890 23 CHC NL 12 42 40 1 5 1 0 0 7 0 2 12 .125 .167 .150 .317 -10 6 0 1
1891 24 TOT MLB 5 17 17 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .118 .118 .118 .235 -31 2 0 /1
1891 24 PHA AA 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 /1
1891 24 NYG NL 3 10 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 20 2 0 /1
1892 25 CIN NL 21 75 74 5 13 1 1 0 5 0 0 17 .176 .187 .216 .403 22 16 1 1
1893 26 CIN NL 27 81 79 7 16 2 0 1 7 2 2 9 .203 .222 .266 .488 28 21 0 1
1894 27 TOT NL 33 107 101 10 22 2 2 1 15 0 4 20 .218 .248 .307 .555 33 31 0 2 1/O
1894 27 WHS NL 20 60 57 4 9 1 1 1 7 0 2 11 .158 .186 .263 .450 9 15 0 1 1/O
1894 27 CLV NL 13 47 44 6 13 1 1 0 8 0 2 9 .295 .326 .364 .690 64 16 0 1 1
1895 28 CLV NL 4 15 15 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .133 .133 .200 .333 -17 3 0 0 /1
1896 29 NYG NL 25 81 77 10 16 1 0 0 5 0 1 14 .208 .228 .221 .449 20 17 1 2 1
1897 30 NYG NL 23 68 66 6 18 1 0 0 8 0 2 10 .273 .294 .288 .582 56 19 0 0 1
1899 32 BSN NL 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 121 1 0 0 /1
10 Yrs 160 511 491 46 96 9 3 2 48 3 13 92 .196 .221 .238 .459 23 117 3 4
162 Game Avg. 162 517 497 47 97 9 3 2 49 3 13 93 .196 .221 .238 .459 23 118 3
NYG (3 yrs) 51 159 153 19 36 2 0 0 13 1 3 24 .235 .255 .248 .503 35 38 1 2
CLV (2 yrs) 17 62 59 8 15 2 1 0 9 0 2 12 .254 .279 .322 .601 45 19 0 1
CIN (2 yrs) 48 156 153 12 29 3 1 1 12 2 2 26 .190 .205 .242 .447 26 37 1
BSN (1 yr) 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 121 1 0 0
WHS (1 yr) 20 60 57 4 9 1 1 1 7 0 2 11 .158 .186 .263 .450 9 15 0 1
PHA (1 yr) 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
WHS (1 yr) 9 21 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .053 .143 .053 .195 -43 1 1
CHC (1 yr) 12 42 40 1 5 1 0 0 7 0 2 12 .125 .167 .150 .317 -10 6 0
NL (10 yrs) 158 504 484 46 96 9 3 2 48 3 13 87 .198 .224 .242 .466 25 117 3 4
AA (1 yr) 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0

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
1889 22 WHS NL 9 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /1
1890 23 CHC NL 12 42 -7 -0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .473 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4 1
1891 24 PHA AA 2 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .418 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1891 24 NYG NL 3 10 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1892 25 CIN NL 21 75 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1893 26 CIN NL 27 81 -10 -0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1894 27 WHS NL 20 60 -11 0 0 0 5 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .476 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -6 1/O
1894 27 CLV NL 13 47 -4 0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 1
1895 28 CLV NL 4 15 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .455 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
1896 29 NYG NL 25 81 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1897 30 NYG NL 23 68 -5 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1899 32 BSN NL 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .548 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
10 Seasons 160 511 -65 1 0 0 38 -27 -2.3 0 -27 -2.3 .486 .498 -2.2 -0.0 -27
NYG (3 yrs) 51 159 -16 0 0 0 12 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .494 .499 -0.3 0.0 -4
CLV (2 yrs) 17 62 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .489 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
CIN (2 yrs) 48 156 -18 -0 0 0 11 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .487 .498 -0.6 0.0 -8
BSN (1 yr) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .548 .500 0.1 0.0 1
WHS (1 yr) 20 60 -11 0 0 0 5 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .476 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -6
PHA (1 yr) 2 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .418 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
WHS (1 yr) 9 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CHC (1 yr) 12 42 -7 -0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .473 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -4

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
1889 WHS NL 22 P 9 41.0 14 3 7 4 0 .714 2.20 1.11 .905 2.22 2.16
1890 CHC NL 23 P 12 96.0 26 8 16 2 2 .923 2.25 2.00 .898 2.24 2.19
1891 TOT MLB 24 P 5 42.0 11 1 8 2 0 .818 1.93 1.80 .912 2.40 2.34
1891 PHA AA 24 P 2 18.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.50 1.50 .908 2.55 2.45
1891 NYG NL 24 P 3 24.0 7 1 5 1 0 .857 2.25 2.00 .914 2.29 2.27
1892 CIN NL 25 P 21 166.1 40 3 31 6 1 .850 1.84 1.62 .901 2.48 2.41
1893 CIN NL 26 P 27 183.2 61 11 40 10 4 .836 2.50 1.89 .913 2.50 2.45
1894 TOT NL 27 P 33 208.1 48 8 35 5 0 .896 1.86 1.30 .912 2.18 2.09
1894 WHS NL 27 P 20 117.2 30 5 21 4 0 .867 1.99 1.30 .912 2.18 2.09
1894 WHS NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30 0-0-1
1894 CLV NL 27 P 13 90.2 18 3 14 1 0 .944 1.69 1.31 .912 2.18 2.09
1895 CLV NL 28 P 4 31.0 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.74 1.50 .919 2.53 2.42
1896 NYG NL 29 P 25 185.1 59 8 45 6 2 .898 2.57 2.12 .916 2.72 2.62
1897 NYG NL 30 P 23 148.2 49 4 39 6 2 .878 2.60 1.87 .920 2.54 2.44
1899 BSN NL 32 P 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00 .910 2.70 2.60
10 Seasons P 160 1111.1 316 48 226 42 11 .867 2.22 1.71 .911 2.44 2.36
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30 0-0-1
10 Seasons TOT 161 1111.1 316 48 226 42 11 .867 2.22 1.70 .911 2.44 2.36 0-0-1
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1892 NL  .750 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1896 NL  9.130 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1893 NL  1 (6th)
1894 NL  1 (9th)
1897 NL  2 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1894 NL  14 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1896 NL  0.146 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1894 NL  15 (6th)
1896 NL  11 (9th)
1897 NL  13 (7th)
Career  78 (202nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1893 NL  17 (6th)
Career  77 (173rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1889 NL  6 (3rd)
1892 NL  5 (10th)
1893 NL  9 (2nd)
1894 NL  8 (6th)
1897 NL  7 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (571), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 14 (1314), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1611), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2654th), -2.0 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/-0.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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