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Jeff Sweeney

Edward Francis Sweeney (Ed)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 19, 1888 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: May 16, 1908 (Age 19.302)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Yankees/Pirates 1908-1919

Final Game: June 1, 1919 (Age 30.317)
Died: July 4, 1947 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL
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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
1908 19 NYY AL 32 89 82 4 12 2 0 0 2 0 5 14 .146 .195 .171 .366 19 14 0 2 2/3O
1909 20 NYY AL 67 200 176 18 47 3 0 0 21 3 16 19 .267 .328 .284 .612 93 50 0 8 2/3
1910 21 NYY AL 78 246 215 25 43 4 4 0 13 12 17 18 .200 .271 .256 .527 61 55 4 10 2
1911 22 NYY AL 83 265 229 17 53 6 5 0 18 8 14 26 .231 .299 .301 .600 64 69 8 14 2
1912 23 NYY AL 110 388 351 37 94 12 1 0 30 6 5 27 16 .268 .325 .308 .633 77 108 3 7 *2
1913 24 NYY AL 117 405 351 35 93 10 2 2 40 11 37 41 .265 .348 .322 .670 96 113 8 9 *2/3O
1914 25 NYY AL 87 306 258 25 55 8 1 1 22 19 6 35 30 .213 .316 .264 .580 74 68 4 9 2
1915 26 NYY AL 53 173 137 12 26 2 0 0 5 3 3 25 12 .190 .319 .204 .523 57 28 1 10 2
1919 30 PIT NL 17 47 42 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 6 .095 .191 .119 .311 -7 5 0 0 2
9 Yrs 644 2119 1841 173 427 48 13 3 151 63 14 181 182 .232 .310 .277 .587 73 510 28 69
162 Game Avg. 162 533 463 44 107 12 3 1 38 16 46 46 .232 .310 .277 .587 73 128 7 17
NYY (8 yrs) 627 2072 1799 173 423 47 13 3 151 62 14 176 176 .235 .313 .281 .594 74 505 28 69
PIT (1 yr) 17 47 42 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 6 .095 .191 .119 .311 -7 5 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 627 2072 1799 173 423 47 13 3 151 62 14 176 176 .235 .313 .281 .594 74 505 28 69
NL (1 yr) 17 47 42 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 6 .095 .191 .119 .311 -7 5 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
1908 19 NYY AL 32 89 -7 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.8 3 -3 -0.4 .475 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2 2/3O
1909 20 NYY AL 67 200 -1 -0 0 -2 3 -0 -0.1 7 7 0.7 .500 .500 1.0 0.1 9 2/3
1910 21 NYY AL 78 246 -9 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.6 9 5 0.4 .493 .497 0.4 0.4 5 2
1911 22 NYY AL 83 265 -12 -0 0 1 4 -7 -0.6 10 3 0.4 .492 .496 0.2 0.6 2 2
1912 23 NYY AL 110 388 -9 0 0 -1 7 -2 -0.2 15 12 1.3 .498 .498 1.3 0.6 13 *2
1913 24 NYY AL 117 405 -0 -1 0 -3 7 2 0.2 15 18 1.9 .502 .502 2.2 0.4 21 $5,300 *2/3O
1914 25 NYY AL 87 306 -6 3 0 3 5 5 0.5 12 16 1.8 .506 .503 1.5 0.9 13 2
1915 26 NYY AL 53 173 -6 -0 0 1 3 -2 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .495 .499 0.3 0.4 3 $8,000 2
1919 30 PIT NL 17 47 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .468 .497 -0.4 0.1 -3 2
9 Seasons 644 2119 -55 2 0 -2 35 -19 -2.5 79 59 5.9 .496 .499 6.3 3.6 61 $13,300
NYY (8 yrs) 627 2072 -49 2 0 -2 35 -15 -1.9 78 62 6.3 .497 .499 6.7 3.5 64 $13,300
PIT (1 yr) 17 47 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.6 1 -3 -0.4 .468 .497 -0.4 0.1 -3

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
1908 NYY AL 19 C 25 155 122 26 7 2 .955 5.92 .969 6.28 4 28 18 39% 45%
1908 NYY AL 19 1B 1 13 12 0 1 0 .923 12.00 .984 11.40
1908 NYY AL 19 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 1.80 0-0-1
1909 NYY AL 20 C 62 377 274 83 20 7 .947 5.76 .969 6.46 5 72 64 47% 45%
1909 NYY AL 20 1B 3 21 19 1 1 1 .952 6.67 .985 11.13
1910 NYY AL 21 C 77 507 388 106 13 2 .974 6.42 .968 6.88 6 84 74 47% 45%
1911 NYY AL 22 C 83 506 394 94 18 8 .964 5.88 .965 6.80 6 101 73 42% 45%
1912 NYY AL 23 C 108 749 548 167 34 9 .955 6.62 .961 6.78 9 166 114 41% 42%
1913 NYY AL 24 C 112 717 511 180 26 9 .964 6.17 .967 6.56 19 201 133 40% 45%
1913 NYY AL 24 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.80
1913 NYY AL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-1-0
1914 NYY AL 25 C 78 78 75 499 369 120 10 7 .980 6.27 .967 6.69 6 106 81 43% 45%
1915 NYY AL 26 C 53 51 39 279 213 59 7 4 .975 5.13 .965 6.46 4 58 36 38% 43%
1919 PIT NL 30 C 15 13 11 54 34 17 3 2 .944 3.40 .972 5.39 2 13 10 43% 44%
9 Seasons C 613 142 125 3843 2853 852 138 50 .964 6.04 .966 6.63 61 829 603 42% 44%
3 Seasons 1B 5 35 32 1 2 1 .943 6.60 .985 11.12
2 Seasons OF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 1.90 0-1-1
9 Seasons TOT 620 142 125 3879 2885 853 141 51 .964 6.03 .966 6.65 0-1-1 61 829 603 42% 44%
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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1913 AL  8 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1912 AL  21.9 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1911 AL  83 (5th)
1912 AL  108 (2nd)
1913 AL  112 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1910 AL  388 (5th)
1911 AL  394 (4th)
1912 AL  548 (1st)
1913 AL  511 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1912 AL  167 (2nd)
1913 AL  180 (1st)
Career  852 (68th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1909 AL  20 (1st)
1911 AL  18 (3rd)
1912 AL  34 (1st)
1913 AL  26 (2nd)
Career  138 (90th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1912 AL  9 (5th)
1913 AL  9 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1912 AL  9 (5th)
1913 AL  19 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1911 AL  101 (5th)
1912 AL  166 (2nd)
1913 AL  201 (1st)
Career  829 (55th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1912 AL  114 (1st)
1913 AL  133 (1st)
Career  603 (46th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1910 AL  6.42 (5th)
1912 AL  6.62 (3rd)
1913 AL  6.17 (5th)
1914 AL  6.27 (5th)
Career  6.04 (96th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1910 AL  .974 (2nd)
1911 AL  .964 (4th)
1912 AL  .955 (3rd)
1914 AL  .980 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1908 AL  born 1888-07-19 (4th)
1909 AL  born 1888-07-19 (6th)

                                         

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1913 24 New York Yankees $5,300 ? Never Just a Game 192
1915 26 New York Yankees $8,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Celler committee, p. 52:8000.00,
1916 27 New York Yankees $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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