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Lou Sylvester

Louis J. Sylvester

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 14, 1855 in Springfield, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1884 (Age 29.064)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Colonels/Browns/RedStockings 1884-1887

Final Game: August 14, 1887 (Age 32.181)
Died: May 5, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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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
1884 29 COR UA 82 351 333 67 89 13 8 2 18 .267 .305 .372 .677 116 124 *O/16
1886 31 TOT AA 62 246 209 51 45 5 3 3 25 5 36 .215 .333 .311 .644 99 65 1 O
1886 31 LOU AA 45 183 154 41 35 5 3 0 17 3 29 .227 .350 .299 .648 100 46 0 O
1886 31 CIN AA 17 63 55 10 10 0 0 3 8 2 7 .182 .286 .345 .631 96 19 1 O
1887 32 STL AA 29 126 112 20 25 4 3 1 18 13 13 24 .223 .310 .339 .649 73 38 1 O/4
3 Yrs 173 723 654 138 159 22 14 6 43 18 67 24 .243 .315 .347 .662 102 227 2
162 Game Avg. 162 677 612 129 149 21 13 6 40 63 .243 .315 .347 .662 102 213
LOU (1 yr) 45 183 154 41 35 5 3 0 17 3 29 .227 .350 .299 .648 100 46 0
COR (1 yr) 82 351 333 67 89 13 8 2 18 .267 .305 .372 .677 116 124
STL (1 yr) 29 126 112 20 25 4 3 1 18 13 13 24 .223 .310 .339 .649 73 38 1
CIN (1 yr) 17 63 55 10 10 0 0 3 8 2 7 .182 .286 .345 .631 96 19 1
AA (2 yrs) 91 372 321 71 70 9 6 4 43 18 49 24 .218 .325 .321 .646 89 103 2
UA (1 yr) 82 351 333 67 89 13 8 2 18 .267 .305 .372 .677 116 124

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 29 COR UA 82 351 4 0 0 2 -5 1 0.3 0 1 0.4 .501 .501 -0.1 -0.0 -1 *O/16
1886 31 LOU AA 45 183 1 -1 0 -2 -2 -4 -0.3 4 0 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.4 2 O
1886 31 CIN AA 17 63 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.1 1 -0 0.0 .491 .499 0.0 -0.1 -0 O
1887 32 STL AA 29 126 -6 0 0 1 -2 -6 -0.4 3 -3 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4 O/4
3 Seasons 173 723 -1 -0 0 1 -10 -10 -0.6 8 -2 0.4 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.5 -3
LOU (1 yr) 45 183 1 -1 0 -2 -2 -4 -0.3 4 0 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.4 2
COR (1 yr) 82 351 4 0 0 2 -5 1 0.3 0 1 0.4 .501 .501 -0.1 -0.0 -1
STL (1 yr) 29 126 -6 0 0 1 -2 -6 -0.4 3 -3 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -4
CIN (1 yr) 17 63 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.1 1 -0 0.0 .491 .499 0.0 -0.1 -0

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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
1884 29 COR UA 0 1 .000 3.58 6 1 5 1 0 1 32.2 32 27 13 0 6 7 0 0 140 93 3.40 1.163 8.8 0.0 1.7 1.9 1.17
1 Yr 0 1 .000 3.58 6 1 5 1 0 1 32.2 32 27 13 0 6 7 0 0 140 93 3.40 1.163 8.8 0.0 1.7 1.9 1.17
162 Game Avg. 0 10 .000 3.58 58 10 49 10 0 10 318 311 262 126 0 58 68 0 0 1360 93 3.40 1.163 8.8 0.0 1.7 1.9 1.17
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
1884 29 COR UA 32.2 6 1 27 7.44 5.49 0.02 0.00 107.0 5.85 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .419 .497
1 Season 32.2 6 1 27 7.44 5.49 0.02 0.00 107.0 5.85 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .419 .497

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
1884 COR UA 29 OF 81 168 110 23 35 2 .792 1.64 .816 1.53 54-6-22
1884 COR UA 29 P 6 32.2 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.65 1.00 .844 2.56 2.47
1884 COR UA 29 SS 2 3 0 0 3 0 .000 0.00 .817 3.95
1886 TOT AA 31 OF 62 102 80 13 9 5 .912 1.50 .877 1.79 7-52-3
1886 LOU AA 31 OF 45 69 54 9 6 3 .913 1.40 .877 1.79 0-45-0
1886 CIN AA 31 OF 17 33 26 4 3 2 .909 1.76 .877 1.79 7-7-3
1887 STL AA 32 OF 29 65 53 7 5 3 .923 2.07 .898 2.04 12-4-13
1887 STL AA 32 2B 1 4 2 1 1 1 .750 3.00 .905 6.00
3 Seasons OF 172 335 243 43 49 10 .854 1.66 .850 1.71 73-62-38
1 Season P 6 32.2 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.65 1.00 .844 2.56 2.47
1 Season SS 2 3 0 0 3 0 .000 0.00 .817 3.95
1 Season 2B 1 4 2 1 1 1 .750 3.00 .905 6.00
3 Seasons TOT 181 32.2 349 246 49 54 11 .845 1.65 1.63 .851 2.56 1.78 73-62-38
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

Triples s c a p y
1884 UA  8 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1884 UA  18 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1884 UA  1 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1884 UA  5 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1884 UA  110 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1884 UA  23 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1884 UA  35 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1886 AA  5 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1884 UA  1.64 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2117), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 3 (2173), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Left Field (919th), -0.2 career WAR/-0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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