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Roy Thomas

Roy Allen Thomas

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: March 24, 1874 in Norristown, PA
High School: Norristown HS (Norristown, PA)
School: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1899 (Age 25.021)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/Doves 1899-1911

Final Game: September 4, 1911 (Age 37.164)
Died: November 20, 1959 in Norristown, PA
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA
Relatives: Brother of Bill Thomas
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 21, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #508. Ben Zobrist… #509. Eddie Joost… #510. Ryan Klesko… #511. ROY THOMAS… #512. Brandon Phillips… #513. Hank Sauer… #514. Darin Erstad… 

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
1899 25 PHI NL 150 702 547 137 178 12 4 0 47 42 115 45 .325 .457 .362 .819 128 198 17 23 *O3
1900 26 PHI NL 140 675 531 132 168 4 3 0 33 37 115 52 .316 .451 .335 .786 120 178 15 14 *O/1
1901 27 PHI NL 129 603 479 102 148 5 2 1 28 27 100 56 .309 .437 .334 .771 123 160 9 15 *O
1902 28 PHI NL 138 626 500 89 143 4 7 0 24 17 107 53 .286 .414 .322 .736 124 161 2 17 *O
1903 29 PHI NL 130 607 477 88 156 11 2 1 27 17 107 46 .327 .453 .365 .818 141 174 3 20 *O
1904 30 PHI NL 139 610 496 92 144 6 6 3 29 28 102 61 .290 .416 .345 .761 137 171 5 7 *O
1905 31 PHI NL 147 675 562 118 178 11 6 0 31 23 93 52 .317 .417 .358 .775 135 201 4 16 *O
1906 32 PHI NL 142 620 493 81 125 10 7 0 16 22 107 44 .254 .393 .302 .695 117 149 6 14 *O
1907 33 PHI NL 121 521 419 70 102 15 3 1 23 11 83 31 .243 .374 .301 .674 113 126 4 15 *O
1908 34 TOT NL 108 474 410 54 103 11 10 1 24 11 51 38 .251 .341 .334 .675 116 137 5 8 *O
1908 34 PHI NL 6 26 24 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .231 .167 .397 26 4 0 0 /O
1908 34 PIT NL 102 448 386 52 99 11 10 1 24 11 49 35 .256 .348 .345 .692 121 133 5 8 O
1909 35 BSN NL 82 339 281 36 74 9 1 0 11 5 47 32 .263 .369 .302 .671 105 85 0 11 O
1910 36 PHI NL 23 81 71 7 13 0 2 0 4 4 7 5 .183 .266 .239 .505 46 17 1 2 O
1911 37 PHI NL 21 42 30 5 5 2 0 0 2 0 8 6 .167 .342 .233 .575 62 7 0 4 O
13 Yrs 1470 6575 5296 1011 1537 100 53 7 299 244 1042 521 .290 .413 .333 .747 124 1764 71 166
162 Game Avg. 162 725 584 111 169 11 6 1 33 27 115 57 .290 .413 .333 .747 124 194 8 18
PHI (12 yrs) 1286 5788 4629 923 1364 80 42 6 264 228 946 454 .295 .421 .334 .755 125 1546 66 147
PIT (1 yr) 102 448 386 52 99 11 10 1 24 11 49 35 .256 .348 .345 .692 121 133 5 8
BSN (1 yr) 82 339 281 36 74 9 1 0 11 5 47 32 .263 .369 .302 .671 105 85 0 11

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
1899 25 PHI NL 150 702 36 -3 0 3 -6 30 2.6 22 52 4.9 .518 .517 4.7 -0.3 49 *O3
1900 26 PHI NL 140 675 28 -3 0 -8 -6 12 0.9 21 32 3.1 .507 .506 3.9 -1.3 40 *O/1
1901 27 PHI NL 129 603 23 -2 0 4 -4 20 1.9 18 38 3.9 .516 .512 3.6 -0.1 34 $2,700 *O
1902 28 PHI NL 138 626 20 -2 0 -4 -4 10 1.0 19 29 3.2 .508 .507 3.7 -1.0 33 *O
1903 29 PHI NL 130 607 37 -2 0 6 -3 37 3.7 18 55 5.5 .528 .522 4.8 0.3 49 *O
1904 30 PHI NL 139 610 26 -2 0 3 -4 24 2.7 19 42 4.6 .519 .516 4.2 0.0 39 *O
1905 31 PHI NL 147 675 30 -2 0 8 -4 31 3.4 20 51 5.4 .523 .521 4.6 0.5 43 *O
1906 32 PHI NL 142 620 15 -2 0 4 -4 14 1.6 19 33 3.6 .512 .510 3.2 -0.0 29 *O
1907 33 PHI NL 121 521 10 -1 0 4 -3 10 1.2 16 26 2.9 .511 .508 2.5 0.1 22 *O
1908 34 PHI NL 6 26 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .458 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -1 /O
1908 34 PIT NL 102 448 10 -1 0 4 -3 10 1.3 14 24 2.7 .513 .508 2.2 0.2 20 O
1909 35 BSN NL 82 339 3 -1 0 0 -4 -2 -0.1 11 10 1.0 .498 .499 0.9 -0.4 10 O
1910 36 PHI NL 23 81 -5 0 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O
1911 37 PHI NL 21 42 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O
13 Seasons 1470 6575 230 -20 0 23 -46 187 19.1 201 388 40.2 .513 .512 37.9 -2.3 365 $2,700
PHI (12 yrs) 1286 5788 218 -19 0 19 -39 179 17.9 176 355 36.5 .514 .513 34.8 -2.0 336 $2,700
PIT (1 yr) 102 448 10 -1 0 4 -3 10 1.3 14 24 2.7 .513 .508 2.2 0.2 20
BSN (1 yr) 82 339 3 -1 0 0 -4 -2 -0.1 11 10 1.0 .498 .499 0.9 -0.4 10

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
1900 26 PHI NL 0 0 3.38 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 123 2.83 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 3.38 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 123 2.83 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 3.38 68 0 68 0 0 0 184 272 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 68 816 123 2.83 1.500 13.5 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
1900 26 PHI NL 2.2 1 0 1 3.38 5.14 -0.26 0.00 98.0 5.29 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .558 .500
1 Season 2.2 1 0 1 3.38 5.14 -0.26 0.00 98.0 5.29 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .558 .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 Awards
1899 PHI NL 25 OF 135 352 313 22 17 8 .952 2.48 .944 2.15 0-135-0
1899 PHI NL 25 1B 14 145 141 1 3 6 .979 10.14 .977 10.49
1900 PHI NL 26 OF 139 336 303 19 14 6 .958 2.32 .940 2.17 0-139-0
1900 PHI NL 26 P 1 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1901 PHI NL 27 OF 129 302 283 9 10 2 .967 2.26 .942 2.06 0-129-0
1902 PHI NL 28 OF 138 308 277 23 8 3 .974 2.17 .945 1.97 0-138-0
1903 PHI NL 29 OF 130 350 318 19 13 3 .963 2.59 .942 1.94 0-130-0
1904 PHI NL 30 OF 139 351 321 21 9 4 .974 2.46 .947 1.89 0-139-0
1905 PHI NL 31 OF 147 407 373 27 7 6 .983 2.72 .955 1.97 0-147-0
1906 PHI NL 32 OF 142 357 340 12 5 7 .986 2.48 .959 1.89 0-142-0
1907 PHI NL 33 OF 121 295 274 15 6 4 .980 2.39 .960 1.98 0-121-0
1908 TOT NL 34 OF 107 296 282 7 7 4 .976 2.70 .960 2.04 0-107-0
1908 PHI NL 34 OF 6 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.17 .960 2.03 0-6-0
1908 PIT NL 34 OF 101 283 269 7 7 4 .975 2.73 .960 2.04 0-101-0
1909 BSN NL 35 OF 76 168 155 9 4 1 .976 2.16 .961 2.07 75-2-0
1910 PHI NL 36 OF 20 42 38 2 2 0 .952 2.00 .959 2.17 0-20-0
1911 PHI NL 37 OF 11 17 14 3 0 0 1.000 1.55 .960 2.15 0-0-11
13 Seasons OF 1434 3581 3291 188 102 48 .972 2.43 .950 2.01 75-1349-11
1 Season 1B 14 145 141 1 3 6 .979 10.14 .977 10.49
1 Season P 1 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
13 Seasons TOT 1449 2.2 3726 3432 189 105 54 .972 0.00 2.50 .951 2.70 2.09 75-1349-11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1903 NL  5.5 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1899 NL  4.9 (9th)
1903 NL  5.5 (4th)
1904 NL  4.6 (5th)
1905 NL  5.5 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1899 NL  4.7 (6th)
1900 NL  3.8 (8th)
1902 NL  3.7 (9th)
1903 NL  4.9 (4th)
1904 NL  4.2 (5th)
1905 NL  4.6 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1903 NL  .327 (8th)
1904 NL  .290 (9th)
1905 NL  .317 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1899 NL  .457 (4th)
1900 NL  .451 (2nd)
1901 NL  .437 (2nd)
1902 NL  .414 (1st)
1903 NL  .453 (1st)
1904 NL  .416 (2nd)
1905 NL  .417 (4th)
1906 NL  .393 (7th)
1907 NL  .374 (8th)
Career  .413 (28th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1904 NL  .761 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1900 NL  140 (7th)
1902 NL  138 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1899 NL  702 (2nd)
1900 NL  675 (1st)
1902 NL  626 (2nd)
1903 NL  607 (5th)
1905 NL  675 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1899 NL  137 (3rd)
1900 NL  132 (1st)
1901 NL  102 (9th)
1902 NL  89 (6th)
1903 NL  88 (10th)
1904 NL  92 (5th)
1905 NL  118 (2nd)
1906 NL  81 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1903 NL  156 (10th)
1905 NL  178 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1899 NL  115 (2nd)
1900 NL  115 (1st)
1901 NL  100 (1st)
1902 NL  107 (1st)
1903 NL  107 (1st)
1904 NL  102 (1st)
1905 NL  93 (3rd)
1906 NL  107 (1st)
1907 NL  83 (1st)
Career  1,042 (100th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1899 NL  45 (7th)
1900 NL  52 (3rd)
1901 NL  56 (9th)
1902 NL  53 (7th)
1904 NL  61 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1899 NL  42 (10th)
1900 NL  37 (7th)
Career  244 (242nd)

Singles s c a p y
1899 NL  162 (6th)
1900 NL  161 (3rd)
1901 NL  140 (6th)
1902 NL  132 (9th)
1903 NL  142 (4th)
1904 NL  129 (5th)
1905 NL  161 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1903 NL  141 (7th)
1904 NL  137 (7th)
1905 NL  135 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1904 NL  70 (7th)
1905 NL  83 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1899 NL  34 (8th)
1900 NL  27 (6th)
1902 NL  23 (7th)
1903 NL  36 (5th)
1904 NL  30 (2nd)
1905 NL  31 (6th)
Career  243 (203rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1899 NL  3.4 (8th)
1900 NL  2.7 (6th)
1902 NL  2.6 (7th)
1903 NL  3.8 (5th)
1904 NL  3.4 (2nd)
1905 NL  3.5 (6th)
Career  26.3 (159th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1899 NL  310 (1st)
1900 NL  298 (1st)
1901 NL  257 (4th)
1902 NL  252 (1st)
1903 NL  266 (1st)
1904 NL  251 (1st)
1905 NL  275 (1st)
1906 NL  238 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1904 NL  .693 (8th)
1905 NL  .695 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1899 NL  17 (6th)
1900 NL  15 (6th)
1901 NL  9 (9th)
Career  71 (215th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1899 NL  23 (5th)
1901 NL  15 (9th)
1902 NL  17 (10th)
1903 NL  20 (4th)
Career  166 (133rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1900 NL  139 (5th)
1902 NL  138 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1901 NL  283 (5th)
1902 NL  277 (4th)
1903 NL  318 (1st)
1904 NL  321 (1st)
1905 NL  373 (1st)
1906 NL  340 (2nd)
1908 NL  282 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  23 (4th)
1904 NL  21 (3rd)
1905 NL  27 (1st)
Career  188 (64th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1899 NL  8 (5th)
1900 NL  6 (3rd)
1905 NL  6 (3rd)
1906 NL  7 (1st)
Career  48 (34th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1903 NL  2.59 (1st)
1904 NL  2.46 (2nd)
1905 NL  2.72 (1st)
1906 NL  2.48 (1st)
1907 NL  2.39 (4th)
1908 NL  2.70 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1900 NL  .958 (3rd)
1901 NL  .967 (4th)
1902 NL  .974 (3rd)
1903 NL  .963 (5th)
1904 NL  .974 (3rd)
1905 NL  .983 (2nd)
1906 NL  .986 (1st)
1907 NL  .980 (3rd)
1908 NL  .976 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1911 NL  born 1874-03-24 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 17 (134), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 66 (385), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 28 (661), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (442), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (48th), 40.2 career WAR/31.2 7yr-peak WAR/35.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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
1901 27 Philadelphia Phillies $2,700 ? 5/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,700
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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