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George Townsend

George Hodgson Townsend (Sleepy)

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 4, 1867 in Hartsdale, NY
School: New York University (New York, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1887 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Athletics 1887-1891

Final Game: October 6, 1891 (Age 24)
Died: March 15, 1930 in New Haven, CT
Buried: Alderbrook Cemetery, Guilford, CT
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1887 20 PHA AA 31 112 109 12 21 3 0 0 14 8 3 1 .193 .214 .220 .434 21 24 0 2/O
1888 21 PHA AA 42 166 161 13 25 6 0 0 12 2 4 13 .155 .181 .193 .373 20 31 1 2
1890 23 BAL AA 18 71 67 6 16 4 1 0 9 3 4 .239 .282 .328 .610 74 22 0 2
1891 24 BAL AA 61 229 204 29 39 5 4 0 18 3 20 21 .191 .279 .255 .534 53 52 5 2/O
4 Yrs 152 578 541 60 101 18 5 0 53 16 31 35 .187 .239 .238 .477 40 129 6
162 Game Avg. 162 616 577 64 108 19 5 0 56 17 33 .187 .239 .238 .477 40 137 6
PHA (2 yrs) 73 278 270 25 46 9 0 0 26 10 7 14 .170 .194 .204 .398 21 55 1
BAL (2 yrs) 79 300 271 35 55 9 5 0 27 6 24 21 .203 .280 .273 .553 58 74 5

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
1887 20 PHA AA 31 112 -13 0 0 -4 2 -15 -1.1 2 -13 -0.9 .462 .493 -0.6 -0.2 -9 2/O
1888 21 PHA AA 42 166 -15 -1 0 -5 3 -18 -1.7 4 -14 -1.3 .460 .490 -0.9 -0.2 -9 2
1890 23 BAL AA 18 71 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .490 .499 -0.0 0.1 -0 2
1891 24 BAL AA 61 229 -13 -1 0 -2 4 -12 -1.0 6 -7 -0.5 .483 .494 -0.3 0.2 -5 2/O
4 Seasons 152 578 -44 -1 0 -11 9 -47 -4.0 13 -34 -2.7 .473 .493 -1.8 -0.1 -23
PHA (2 yrs) 73 278 -28 -1 0 -9 4 -33 -2.8 6 -27 -2.2 .461 .491 -1.5 -0.4 -18
BAL (2 yrs) 79 300 -16 -1 0 -2 5 -14 -1.2 7 -7 -0.5 .485 .495 -0.3 0.3 -5

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1887 PHA AA 20 C 28 163 99 42 22 1 .865 5.04 .893 6.26 26 0 0
1887 PHA AA 20 OF 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .897 2.03 1-0-2
1888 PHA AA 21 C 42 330 225 76 29 2 .912 7.17 .914 7.13 46 0 0
1890 BAL AA 23 C 18 114 72 34 8 2 .930 5.89 .925 6.49 7 34 33 49% 38%
1891 BAL AA 24 C 58 285 191 68 26 5 .909 4.47 .929 6.19 23 69 56 45% 38%
1891 BAL AA 24 OF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .910 1.87 0-1-2
4 Seasons C 146 892 587 220 85 10 .905 5.53 .916 6.51 102 103 89 46% 38%
2 Seasons OF 6 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .900 1.95 1-1-4
4 Seasons TOT 152 896 591 220 85 10 .905 5.34 .916 6.33 1-1-4 102 103 89 46% 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

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1890 AA  49.3 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1887 AA  born 1867-06-04 (6th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: George gearge George goerge Hodgson Sleepy Townsend

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