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Happy Townsend

John Townsend

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 9, 1879 in Townsend, DE
High School: Townsend HS (Townsend, DE)
School: Washington College (Chestertown, MD)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1901 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Phillies/Naps 1901-1906

Final Game: September 21, 1906 (Age 27)
Died: December 21, 1963 in Wilmington, DE
Buried: Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, DE
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1901 22 PHI NL 9 6 .600 3.45 3.64 19 16 2 14 2 0 143.2 118 73 55 3 64 72 5 0 7 599 99 1.267 7.4 0.2 4.0 4.5 1.13
1902 23 WSH AL 8 16 .333 4.45 4.12 27 26 1 22 0 0 220.1 233 157 109 12 89 71 13 1 10 960 83 1.461 9.5 0.5 3.6 2.9 0.80
1903 24 WSH AL 2 11 .154 4.76 3.56 20 13 7 10 0 0 126.2 145 85 67 3 48 54 9 0 7 563 66 1.524 10.3 0.2 3.4 3.8 1.13
1904 25 WSH AL 5 26 .161 3.58 2.69 36 34 2 31 2 0 291.1 319 163 116 3 100 143 9 1 19 1252 75 1.438 9.9 0.1 3.1 4.4 1.43
1905 26 WSH AL 7 16 .304 2.63 2.97 34 24 9 22 0 0 263.0 247 117 77 2 84 102 15 0 7 1087 100 1.259 8.5 0.1 2.9 3.5 1.21
1906 27 CLE AL 3 7 .300 2.91 3.04 17 12 5 8 1 0 92.2 92 45 30 1 31 31 6 0 1 388 90 1.327 8.9 0.1 3.0 3.0 1.00
6 Yrs 34 82 .293 3.59 3.28 153 125 26 107 5 0 1137.2 1154 640 454 24 416 473 57 2 51 4849 83 1.380 9.1 0.2 3.3 3.7 1.14
162 Game Avg. 8 20 .293 3.59 3.28 37 31 6 26 1 0 278 282 157 111 6 102 116 14 0 12 1186 83 1.380 9.1 0.2 3.3 3.7 1.14
WSH (4 yrs) 22 69 .242 3.68 3.25 117 97 19 85 2 0 901.1 944 522 369 20 321 370 46 2 43 3862 81 1.403 9.4 0.2 3.2 3.7 1.15
PHI (1 yr) 9 6 .600 3.45 3.64 19 16 2 14 2 0 143.2 118 73 55 3 64 72 5 0 7 599 99 1.267 7.4 0.2 4.0 4.5 1.13
CLE (1 yr) 3 7 .300 2.91 3.04 17 12 5 8 1 0 92.2 92 45 30 1 31 31 6 0 1 388 90 1.327 8.9 0.1 3.0 3.0 1.00
AL (5 yrs) 25 76 .248 3.61 3.23 134 109 24 93 3 0 994.0 1036 567 399 21 352 401 52 2 44 4250 81 1.396 9.4 0.2 3.2 3.6 1.14
NL (1 yr) 9 6 .600 3.45 3.64 19 16 2 14 2 0 143.2 118 73 55 3 64 72 5 0 7 599 99 1.267 7.4 0.2 4.0 4.5 1.13

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
1901 22 PHI NL 143.2 19 16 73 4.57 4.61 0.18 0.00 102.0 4.52 1 0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.1 12 .503 .500
1902 23 WSH AL 220.1 27 26 157 6.41 4.86 -0.21 0.00 104.0 5.26 -27 -2.4 1.0 -0.3 -0.5 -4 .410 .485 $2,100
1903 24 WSH AL 126.2 20 13 85 6.04 4.24 -0.13 0.00 105.0 4.59 -18 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -9 .407 .489
1904 25 WSH AL 291.1 36 34 163 5.04 3.65 -0.45 0.00 102.0 4.18 -24 -2.8 1.0 -0.3 -0.2 -5 .423 .483
1905 26 WSH AL 263.0 34 24 117 4.00 3.69 0.01 0.00 100.0 3.68 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 1.5 12 .473 .494
1906 27 CLE AL 92.2 17 12 45 4.37 3.58 0.48 0.00 97.0 3.01 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .411 .491
6 Seasons 1137.2 153 125 640 5.06 4.07 -0.10 0.00 101.9 4.27 -90 -9.4 1.0 -1.1 0.6 -0 .439 .490 $2,100
WSH (4 yrs) 901.1 117 97 522 5.21 4.04 -0.21 0.00 102.3 4.36 -77 -8.0 1.0 -0.8 0.1 -6 .432 .488 $2,100
PHI (1 yr) 143.2 19 16 73 4.57 4.61 0.18 0.00 102.0 4.52 1 0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.1 12 .503 .500
CLE (1 yr) 92.2 17 12 45 4.37 3.58 0.48 0.00 97.0 3.01 -14 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .411 .491

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1901 22 9 6 .600 3.45 19 16 2 14 2 0 143.2 118 73 55 3 64 72 5 0 7 599 99 1.267 7.4 0.2 4.0 4.5 1.13 99
1902 23 17 22 .436 4.05 46 42 3 36 2 0 364.0 351 230 164 15 153 143 18 1 17 1559 88 1.385 8.7 0.4 3.8 3.5 0.93 88
1903 24 19 33 .365 4.24 66 55 10 46 2 0 490.2 496 315 231 18 201 197 27 1 24 2122 82 1.421 9.1 0.3 3.7 3.6 0.98 82
1904 25 24 59 .289 3.99 102 89 12 77 4 0 782.0 815 478 347 21 301 340 36 2 43 3374 79 1.427 9.4 0.2 3.5 3.9 1.13 79
1905 26 31 75 .292 3.65 136 113 21 99 4 0 1045.0 1062 595 424 23 385 442 51 2 50 4461 83 1.385 9.1 0.2 3.3 3.8 1.15 83
1906 27 34 82 .293 3.59 153 125 26 107 5 0 1137.2 1154 640 454 24 416 473 57 2 51 4849 83 1.380 9.1 0.2 3.3 3.7 1.14 83

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1901 22 9 9 .500 3.80 166.0 133 78 70 3 72 83 6 1.235 7.2 3.9 4.5 1.15 0.2 19
1902 23 11 18 .379 5.07 259.0 259 162 146 13 99 83 14 1.382 9.0 3.4 2.9 0.84 0.5 27
1903 24 6 10 .375 5.53 148.0 175 101 91 4 58 63 11 1.574 10.6 3.5 3.8 1.09 0.2 20
1904 25 12 21 .364 5.47 301.0 378 203 183 4 118 148 11 1.648 11.3 3.5 4.4 1.25 0.1 36
1905 26 14 17 .452 4.35 277.0 299 149 134 2 102 107 18 1.448 9.7 3.3 3.5 1.05 0.1 34
1906 27 5 6 .455 4.87 98.0 113 59 53 1 38 33 7 1.541 10.4 3.5 3.0 0.87 0.1 17
6 Yrs 57 81 .413 4.88 1249.0 1357 752 677 27 487 517 67 1.476 9.8 3.7 1.06 0.2 153

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1901 NL  7.392 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1901 NL  4.510 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1901 NL  2 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1902 AL  12 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1902 AL  89 (7th)
1904 AL  100 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1904 AL  319 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1905 AL  0.068 (8th)
Career  0.190 (153rd)

Losses s c a p y
1902 AL  16 (9th)
1904 AL  26 (1st)
1905 AL  16 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1902 AL  109 (9th)
1904 AL  116 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1902 AL  10 (3rd)
1903 AL  7 (5th)
1904 AL  19 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 AL  13 (3rd)
1903 AL  9 (9th)
1905 AL  15 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1903 AL  7 (2nd)
1905 AL  9 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (783), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 3 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2024), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1276), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2521st), -0.3 career WAR/-0.3 7yr-peak WAR/-0.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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