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Rube Vickers

Harry Porter Vickers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: May 17, 1878 in St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1902 (Age 24.127, 2,475th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Superbas/Reds 1902-1909

Final Game: October 2, 1909 (Age 31.138)
Died: December 9, 1958 in Belleville, MI
Buried: Leonardson Memorial Cemetery, Pittsford, MI
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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
1902 24 CIN NL 0 3 .000 6.00 3 3 0 3 0 0 21.0 31 20 14 0 8 6 1 0 0 100 51 3.38 1.857 13.3 0.0 3.4 2.6 0.75
1903 25 BRO NL 0 1 .000 10.93 4 1 3 1 0 0 14.0 27 23 17 0 9 5 1 0 2 75 30 4.18 2.571 17.4 0.0 5.8 3.2 0.56
1907 29 PHA AL 2 2 .500 3.40 10 4 5 3 1 0 50.1 44 27 19 1 12 21 1 0 1 198 77 2.38 1.113 7.9 0.2 2.1 3.8 1.75
1908 30 PHA AL 18 19 .486 2.21 53 34 17 21 6 1 317.0 264 114 78 0 71 156 11 0 6 1226 114 1.89 1.057 7.5 0.0 2.0 4.4 2.20
1909 31 PHA AL 2 2 .500 3.40 18 3 9 1 0 1 55.2 60 32 21 0 19 25 2 0 3 240 72 2.45 1.419 9.7 0.0 3.1 4.0 1.32
5 Yrs 22 27 .449 2.93 88 45 34 29 7 2 458.0 426 216 149 1 119 213 16 0 12 1839 88 2.15 1.190 8.4 0.0 2.3 4.2 1.79
162 Game Avg. 11 14 .449 2.93 45 23 17 15 4 1 234 218 110 76 1 61 109 8 0 6 940 88 2.15 1.190 8.4 0.0 2.3 4.2 1.79
PHA (3 yrs) 22 23 .489 2.51 81 41 31 25 7 2 423.0 368 173 118 1 102 202 14 0 10 1664 101 2.02 1.111 7.8 0.0 2.2 4.3 1.98
BRO (1 yr) 0 1 .000 10.93 4 1 3 1 0 0 14.0 27 23 17 0 9 5 1 0 2 75 30 4.18 2.571 17.4 0.0 5.8 3.2 0.56
CIN (1 yr) 0 3 .000 6.00 3 3 0 3 0 0 21.0 31 20 14 0 8 6 1 0 0 100 51 3.38 1.857 13.3 0.0 3.4 2.6 0.75
AL (3 yrs) 22 23 .489 2.51 81 41 31 25 7 2 423.0 368 173 118 1 102 202 14 0 10 1664 101 2.02 1.111 7.8 0.0 2.2 4.3 1.98
NL (2 yrs) 0 4 .000 7.97 7 4 3 4 0 0 35.0 58 43 31 0 17 11 2 0 2 175 40 3.70 2.143 14.9 0.0 4.4 2.8 0.65
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
1902 24 CIN NL 21.0 3 3 20 8.57 3.91 0.13 0.00 108.0 4.08 -10 -0.8 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .224 .495
1903 25 BRO NL 14.0 4 1 23 14.79 4.77 0.03 0.00 98.0 4.65 -16 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -14 .223 .493
1907 29 PHA AL 50.1 10 4 27 4.83 3.63 0.04 0.00 102.0 3.66 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .426 .495
1908 30 PHA AL 317.0 53 34 114 3.24 3.50 -0.19 0.00 107.0 3.95 24 3.1 1.0 -0.3 6.0 49 .559 .519
1909 31 PHA AL 55.2 18 3 32 5.17 3.37 0.21 0.00 97.0 3.07 -12 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .421 .491
5 Seasons 458.0 88 45 216 4.24 3.55 -0.10 0.00 105.0 3.84 -21 -1.0 1.0 -0.4 3.1 14 .489 .509
PHA (3 yrs) 423.0 81 41 173 3.68 3.49 -0.11 0.00 105.1 3.80 5 1.0 1.0 -0.4 4.8 38 .512 .510
BRO (1 yr) 14.0 4 1 23 14.79 4.77 0.03 0.00 98.0 4.65 -16 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -14 .223 .493
CIN (1 yr) 21.0 3 3 20 8.57 3.91 0.13 0.00 108.0 4.08 -10 -0.8 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .224 .495

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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
1902 24 CIN NL 4 11 11 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 .364 .364 .455 .818 144 5 0 0 /12
1903 25 BRO NL 5 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 0 /1O
1907 29 PHA AL 10 21 20 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .150 .150 .150 .300 -5 3 0 1 1
1908 30 PHA AL 53 120 106 4 17 3 0 0 4 0 10 23 .160 .233 .189 .421 34 20 0 4 1
1909 31 PHA AL 18 17 16 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 -61 1 0 1 1
5 Yrs 90 179 163 4 26 4 0 0 13 0 10 34 .160 .208 .184 .392 23 30 0 6
162 Game Avg. 162 322 293 7 47 7 0 0 23 0 18 61 .160 .208 .184 .392 23 54 0 11
PHA (3 yrs) 81 158 142 4 21 3 0 0 7 0 10 30 .148 .204 .169 .373 18 24 0 6
BRO (1 yr) 5 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200 -43 1 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 4 11 11 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 .364 .364 .455 .818 144 5 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 81 158 142 4 21 3 0 0 7 0 10 30 .148 .204 .169 .373 18 24 0 6
NL (2 yrs) 9 21 21 0 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 4 .238 .238 .286 .524 53 6 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
1902 24 CIN NL 4 11 0 0 0 -2 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .500 0.1 -0.2 1 /12
1903 25 BRO NL 5 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1O
1907 29 PHA AL 10 21 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1908 30 PHA AL 53 120 -8 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1909 31 PHA AL 18 17 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .490 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
5 Seasons 90 179 -14 0 0 -2 12 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .496 .500 -0.2 -0.2 -2
PHA (3 yrs) 81 158 -13 0 0 0 11 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
BRO (1 yr) 5 10 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
CIN (1 yr) 4 11 0 0 0 -2 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .500 0.1 -0.2 1

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
1902 CIN NL 24 P 3 21.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.29 1.00 .933 2.70 2.70
1902 CIN NL 24 C 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 6.10 6 0 1 100% 45%
1903 BRO NL 25 P 4 14.0 11 0 10 1 0 .909 6.43 2.50 .924 2.89 2.80
1903 BRO NL 25 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 1.90 0-1-0
1907 PHA AL 29 P 10 50.1 20 2 17 1 1 .950 3.40 1.90 .946 3.27 3.25
1908 PHA AL 30 P 53 317.0 100 10 83 7 0 .930 2.64 1.75 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 PHA AL 31 P 18 55.2 15 3 11 1 0 .933 2.26 0.78 .942 3.19 3.15
5 Seasons P 88 458.0 149 15 124 10 1 .933 2.73 1.58 .944 3.17 3.15
1 Season C 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 6.10 6 0 1 100% 45%
1 Season OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 1.90 0-1-0
5 Seasons TOT 90 458.0 151 16 125 10 1 .934 2.73 1.57 .944 3.17 3.17 0-1-0 6 0 1 100% 45%
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1908 AL  6.1 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1908 AL  6.0 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1908 AL  18 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1908 AL  1.057 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1908 AL  53 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1908 AL  1 (10th)
1909 AL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1908 AL  317.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1908 AL  156 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1908 AL  34 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1908 AL  6 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1908 AL  71 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1908 AL  264 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1908 AL  2.197 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1908 AL  0.000 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1908 AL  19 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1908 AL  78 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1908 AL  11 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1908 AL  1,226 (3rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1908 AL  17 (1st)
1909 AL  9 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1908 AL  1.89 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1908 AL  53 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 20 (1091), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1364), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1473rd), 2.7 career WAR/2.7 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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