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Sy Sutcliffe

Elmer Ellsworth Sutcliffe

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 15, 1862 in Wheaton, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: October 2, 1884 (Age 22.170)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Infants/Orioles/Statesmen/Wolverines/Spiders/... 1884-1892

Final Game: October 6, 1892 (Age 30.174)
Died: February 13, 1893 in Wheaton, IL
Buried: Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, IL
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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
1884 22 CHC NL 4 17 15 4 3 1 0 0 2 2 4 .200 .294 .267 .561 73 4 /2
1885 23 TOT NL 27 99 92 7 14 2 1 0 8 7 15 .152 .212 .196 .408 30 18 2/O
1885 23 CHC NL 11 45 43 5 8 1 1 0 4 2 5 .186 .222 .256 .478 46 11 2/O
1885 23 SLM NL 16 54 49 2 6 1 0 0 4 5 10 .122 .204 .143 .347 15 7 2/O
1888 26 DTN NL 49 196 191 17 49 5 3 0 23 6 5 14 .257 .276 .314 .590 87 60 0 62/3O4
1889 27 CLV NL 46 175 161 17 40 3 2 1 21 5 14 6 .248 .309 .311 .619 71 50 0 2/3O
1890 28 CLE PL 99 419 386 62 127 14 8 2 60 10 33 16 .329 .382 .422 .804 122 163 0 2O/65
1891 29 WAS AA 53 220 201 29 71 8 3 2 33 8 17 17 .353 .409 .453 .862 153 91 2 O2/65
1892 30 BLN NL 66 291 276 41 77 10 7 1 27 12 14 15 .279 .316 .377 .693 106 104 1 3
8 Yrs 344 1417 1322 177 381 43 24 6 174 41 92 87 .288 .336 .371 .707 106 490 3
162 Game Avg. 162 667 623 83 179 20 11 3 82 43 41 .288 .336 .371 .707 106 231
CHC (2 yrs) 15 62 58 9 11 2 1 0 6 4 9 .190 .242 .259 .501 53 15
SLM (1 yr) 16 54 49 2 6 1 0 0 4 5 10 .122 .204 .143 .347 15 7
WAS (1 yr) 53 220 201 29 71 8 3 2 33 8 17 17 .353 .409 .453 .862 153 91 2
BLN (1 yr) 66 291 276 41 77 10 7 1 27 12 14 15 .279 .316 .377 .693 106 104 1
CLV (1 yr) 46 175 161 17 40 3 2 1 21 5 14 6 .248 .309 .311 .619 71 50 0
CLE (1 yr) 99 419 386 62 127 14 8 2 60 10 33 16 .329 .382 .422 .804 122 163 0
DTN (2 yrs) 49 196 191 17 49 5 3 0 23 6 5 14 .257 .276 .314 .590 87 60 0
NL (6 yrs) 192 778 735 86 183 21 13 2 81 23 42 54 .249 .290 .321 .612 83 236 1
AA (1 yr) 53 220 201 29 71 8 3 2 33 8 17 17 .353 .409 .453 .862 153 91 2
PL (1 yr) 99 419 386 62 127 14 8 2 60 10 33 16 .329 .382 .422 .804 122 163 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
1884 22 CHC NL 4 17 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .491 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1885 23 CHC NL 11 45 -3 0 0 -3 1 -5 -0.5 2 -4 -0.3 .455 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -1 2/O
1885 23 SLM NL 16 54 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .464 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 2/O
1887 25 DTN NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1888 26 DTN NL 49 196 -3 -1 0 -1 2 -2 -0.3 7 4 0.5 .495 .499 0.6 0.1 5 $2,000 62/3O4
1889 27 CLV NL 46 175 -6 -1 0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .491 .497 0.2 0.1 2 $1,750 2/3O
1890 28 CLE PL 99 419 17 -2 0 -9 5 11 0.9 10 21 1.8 .508 .505 2.4 -0.2 30 2O/65
1891 29 WAS AA 53 220 15 -1 0 -5 -0 8 0.7 5 13 1.2 .513 .504 1.6 -0.4 18 O2/65
1892 30 BLN NL 66 291 1 -0 0 -10 -0 -9 -0.9 10 0 0.1 .487 .495 1.1 -0.9 10 3
8 Seasons 344 1417 16 -5 0 -31 11 -9 -1.2 42 33 3.0 .497 .500 5.8 -1.7 64 $3,750
DTN (2 yrs) 49 196 -3 -1 0 -1 2 -2 -0.3 7 4 0.5 .495 .499 0.6 0.1 5 $2,000
CHC (2 yrs) 15 62 -4 0 0 -3 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.3 .464 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0
SLM (1 yr) 16 54 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .464 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2
WAS (1 yr) 53 220 15 -1 0 -5 -0 8 0.7 5 13 1.2 .513 .504 1.6 -0.4 18
BLN (1 yr) 66 291 1 -0 0 -10 -0 -9 -0.9 10 0 0.1 .487 .495 1.1 -0.9 10
CLV (1 yr) 46 175 -6 -1 0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .491 .497 0.2 0.1 2 $1,750
CLE (1 yr) 99 419 17 -2 0 -9 5 11 0.9 10 21 1.8 .508 .505 2.4 -0.2 30

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
1884 22 CHC NL 17 12 1 2.2 79 .273 .200 .258 .294 .299 .267 .357 .561 .656 73 .283 -0.4 -0.0 .067
1885 23 TOT NL 99 78 3 1.0 72 .182 .152 .251 .212 .295 .196 .336 .408 .631 30 .100 -7.1 -0.8 .043
1885 23 CHC NL 45 35 2 1.5 78 .211 .186 .260 .222 .305 .256 .348 .478 .654 46 .186 -2.7 -0.3 .070
1885 23 SLM NL 54 43 1 0.6 67 .154 .122 .244 .204 .286 .143 .326 .347 .612 15 .042 -4.4 -0.5 .020
1888 26 DTN NL 196 142 17 3.2 72 .277 .257 .246 .276 .294 .314 .337 .590 .630 87 .486 -3.3 -0.4 .500 .115 .058 .0
1889 27 CLV NL 175 121 15 3.3 98 .253 .248 .277 .309 .348 .311 .378 .619 .726 71 .372 -6.8 -0.7 .570 .180 .062 1.7
1890 28 CLE PL 419 259 62 6.3 98 .340 .329 .271 .382 .348 .422 .377 .804 .725 122 .618 11.5 1.1 .795 .205 .093 3.3
1891 29 WAS AA 220 130 37 7.4 87 .379 .353 .255 .409 .338 .453 .344 .862 .682 153 .754 13.2 1.4 .908 .224 .100 3.2
1892 30 BLN NL 291 199 33 4.4 84 .292 .279 .255 .316 .329 .377 .342 .693 .671 106 .580 0.6 0.1 .658 .192 .098 1.8
8 Yrs 1417 941 168 4.7 88 .305 .288 .261 .336 .331 .371 .356 .707 .686 106 .564 7.9 0.6 .665 .183 .082 10.5
162 Game Avg. 667 443 79 4.7 88 .305 .288 .261 .336 .331 .371 .356 .707 .686 106 .564 4 0 .665 .183 .082 5
CHC (2 yrs) 62 47 3 1.7 78 .224 .190 .260 .242 .303 .259 .351 .501 .654 53 .212 -3.1 -0.4 .069
SLM (1 yr) 54 43 1 0.6 67 .154 .122 .244 .204 .286 .143 .326 .347 .612 15 .042 -4.4 -0.5 .020
WAS (1 yr) 220 130 37 7.4 87 .379 .353 .255 .409 .338 .453 .344 .862 .682 153 .754 13.2 1.4 .908 .224 .100 3.2
BLN (1 yr) 291 199 33 4.3 84 .292 .279 .255 .316 .329 .377 .342 .693 .671 106 .580 0.6 0.1 .658 .192 .098 1.8
CLV (1 yr) 175 121 15 3.3 98 .253 .248 .277 .309 .348 .311 .378 .619 .726 71 .372 -6.8 -0.7 .570 .180 .062 1.7
CLE (1 yr) 419 259 62 6.3 98 .340 .329 .271 .382 .348 .422 .377 .804 .725 122 .618 11.5 1.1 .795 .205 .093 3.3
DTN (2 yrs) 196 142 17 3.2 72 .277 .257 .246 .276 .294 .314 .337 .590 .630 87 .486 -3.3 -0.4 .500 .115 .058 .0
NL (6 yrs) 778 552 69 3.3 82 .267 .249 .257 .290 .319 .321 .348 .612 .667 83 .450 -16.9 -1.9 .491 .141 .072 3.7
AA (1 yr) 220 130 37 7.4 87 .379 .353 .255 .409 .338 .453 .344 .862 .682 153 .754 13.2 1.4 .908 .224 .100 3.2
PL (1 yr) 419 259 62 6.3 98 .340 .329 .271 .382 .348 .422 .377 .804 .725 122 .618 11.5 1.1 .795 .205 .093 3.3

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
1887 ❍ 25 DTN NL WS STL W 0 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0
1 WS 0 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0

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
1884 22 CHC NL 17 0.0% 23.5% 11.8% 5.9% 33% 2.00 3.8 7.5 65%
1885 23 TOT NL 99 0.0% 15.2% 7.1% 3.0% 21% 2.14 6.1 11.5 78%
1885 23 CHC NL 45 0.0% 11.1% 4.4% 4.4% 25% 2.50 8.6 10.8 84%
1885 23 SLM NL 54 0.0% 18.5% 9.3% 1.9% 17% 2.00 4.9 12.3 72%
1888 26 DTN NL 196 0.0% 7.1% 2.6% 4.1% 16% 2.80 13.6 8.3 90%
1889 27 CLV NL 175 0.6% 3.4% 8.0% 3.4% 15% 0.43 26.8 161.0 7.7 88%
1890 28 CLE PL 419 0.5% 3.8% 7.9% 5.7% 19% 0.48 24.1 193.0 6.4 88%
1891 29 WAS AA 220 0.9% 7.7% 7.7% 5.9% 18% 1.00 11.8 100.5 6.1 83%
1892 30 BLN NL 291 0.3% 5.2% 4.8% 6.2% 23% 1.07 18.4 276.0 10.2 89%
8 Yrs 1417 0.4% 6.1% 6.5% 5.2% 19% 0.95 15.2 220.3 7.6 87%
MLB Averages 0.6% 6.8% 7.3% 5.4% 23% 0.93 13.5 145.8 9.0 84%

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
1884 22 4 17 15 4 3 1 0 0 2 2 4 .200 .294 .267 .561 73 4
1885 23 31 116 107 11 17 3 1 0 10 9 19 .159 .224 .206 .430 36 22
1886 24 31 116 107 11 17 3 1 0 10 9 19 .159 .224 .206 .430 36 22
1887 25 31 116 107 11 17 3 1 0 10 0 9 19 .159 .224 .206 .430 36 22 0
1888 26 80 312 298 28 66 8 4 0 33 6 14 33 .221 .256 .275 .532 69 82 0
1889 27 126 487 459 45 106 11 6 1 54 11 28 39 .231 .275 .288 .563 70 132 0
1890 28 225 906 845 107 233 25 14 3 114 21 61 55 .276 .325 .349 .674 95 295 0
1891 29 278 1126 1046 136 304 33 17 5 147 29 78 72 .291 .341 .369 .710 106 386 2
1892 30 344 1417 1322 177 381 43 24 6 174 41 92 87 .288 .336 .371 .707 106 490 3

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
1884 22 6 24 21 5 4 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 .190 .292 .238 .530 1 4
1885 23 39 141 132 8 18 3 1 0 9 0 9 22 .136 .191 .174 .366 4 27
1888 26 58 232 226 20 57 6 3 0 27 7 6 17 .252 .272 .305 .577 19 49
1889 27 56 201 187 15 40 3 2 1 18 5 14 7 .214 .269 .267 .536 13 46
1890 28 122 474 442 53 124 14 8 2 51 10 32 20 .281 .329 .362 .691 53 99
1891 29 69 274 252 31 82 9 3 2 35 9 20 22 .325 .380 .409 .788 39 53
1892 30 69 295 281 36 72 9 7 1 23 11 13 16 .256 .292 .349 .640 28 66
7 Yrs 419 1641 1541 168 397 45 24 6 165 42 97 110 .258 .303 .330 .633 157 344
162 Game Avg. 162 634 596 65 153 17 9 2 64 38 43 .258 .303 .330 .633 61 344

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1729), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (388th), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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