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Rube Waddell    \wa-DELL\

George Edward Waddell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: October 13, 1876 in Bradford, PA
Schools: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), Volant College (Volant, PA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Louisville Colonels in 1897. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1897 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Browns/Pirates/Orphans/Colonels 1897-1910

Final Game: August 1, 1910 (Age 33)
Died: April 1, 1914 in San Antonio, TX
Buried: Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
   View Rube Waddell Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #9. Tom Seaver… #10. Bob Feller… #11. Kid Nichols… #12. RUBE WADDELL… #13. Gaylord Perry… #14. Pedro Martinez… #15. Bob Gibson… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1897 20 LOU NL 0 1 .000 3.21 4.10 2 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 17 6 5 0 6 5 1 0 0 64 136 1.643 10.9 0.0 3.9 3.2 0.83
1899 22 LOU NL 7 2 .778 3.08 3.32 10 9 1 9 1 1 79.0 69 38 27 4 14 44 8 0 2 316 126 1.051 7.9 0.5 1.6 5.0 3.14
1900 23 PIT NL 8 13 .381 2.37 2.75 29 22 7 16 2 0 208.2 176 96 55 3 55 130 13 0 2 838 153 1.107 7.6 0.1 2.4 5.6 2.36
1901 24 TOT NL 14 16 .467 3.01 2.83 31 30 1 26 0 0 251.1 249 135 84 5 75 172 10 0 9 1055 109 1.289 8.9 0.2 2.7 6.2 2.29
1901 24 PIT NL 0 2 .000 9.39 5.80 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.2 10 12 8 0 9 4 1 0 1 42 37 2.478 11.7 0.0 10.6 4.7 0.44
1901 24 CHC NL 14 14 .500 2.81 2.74 29 28 1 26 0 0 243.2 239 123 76 5 66 168 9 0 8 1013 116 1.252 8.8 0.2 2.4 6.2 2.55
1902 25 PHA AL 24 7 .774 2.05 2.28 33 27 5 26 3 0 276.1 224 90 63 7 64 210 10 0 10 1081 178 1.042 7.3 0.2 2.1 6.8 3.28
1903 26 PHA AL 21 16 .568 2.44 1.87 39 38 1 34 4 0 324.0 274 109 88 3 85 302 8 0 9 1291 125 1.108 7.6 0.1 2.4 8.4 3.55
1904 27 PHA AL 25 19 .568 1.62 1.59 46 46 0 39 8 0 383.0 307 109 69 5 91 349 14 0 8 1496 165 1.039 7.2 0.1 2.1 8.2 3.84
1905 28 PHA AL 27 10 .730 1.48 1.89 46 34 11 27 7 0 328.2 231 86 54 5 90 287 10 2 10 1257 179 0.977 6.3 0.1 2.5 7.9 3.19
1906 29 PHA AL 15 17 .469 2.21 2.10 43 34 7 22 8 0 272.2 221 89 67 1 92 196 10 1 10 1086 123 1.148 7.3 0.0 3.0 6.5 2.13
1907 30 PHA AL 19 13 .594 2.15 1.57 44 33 5 20 7 0 284.2 234 115 68 2 73 232 15 0 4 1121 121 1.078 7.4 0.1 2.3 7.3 3.18
1908 31 SLB AL 19 14 .576 1.89 1.51 43 36 6 25 5 3 285.2 223 93 60 0 90 232 8 0 7 1143 125 1.096 7.0 0.0 2.8 7.3 2.58
1909 32 SLB AL 11 14 .440 2.37 1.87 31 28 3 16 5 0 220.1 204 78 58 1 57 141 7 0 3 829 103 1.185 8.3 0.0 2.3 5.8 2.47
1910 33 SLB AL 3 1 .750 3.55 2.84 10 2 6 0 0 1 33.0 31 19 13 1 11 16 1 0 0 140 71 1.273 8.5 0.3 3.0 4.4 1.45
13 Yrs 193 143 .574 2.16 2.03 407 340 54 261 50 5 2961.1 2460 1063 711 37 803 2316 115 3 74 11717 135 1.102 7.5 0.1 2.4 7.0 2.88
162 Game Avg. 18 13 .574 2.16 2.03 37 31 5 24 5 0 270 224 97 65 3 73 211 10 0 7 1067 135 1.102 7.5 0.1 2.4 7.0 2.88
PHA (6 yrs) 131 82 .615 1.97 1.86 251 212 29 168 37 0 1869.1 1491 598 409 23 495 1576 67 3 51 7332 146 1.062 7.2 0.1 2.4 7.6 3.18
SLB (3 yrs) 33 29 .532 2.19 1.74 84 66 15 41 10 4 539.0 458 190 131 2 158 389 16 0 10 2112 110 1.143 7.6 0.0 2.6 6.5 2.46
LOU (2 yrs) 7 3 .700 3.10 3.44 12 10 2 10 1 1 93.0 86 44 32 4 20 49 9 0 2 380 127 1.140 8.3 0.4 1.9 4.7 2.45
PIT (2 yrs) 8 15 .348 2.62 2.85 31 24 7 16 2 0 216.1 186 108 63 3 64 134 14 0 3 880 138 1.156 7.7 0.1 2.7 5.6 2.09
CHC (1 yr) 14 14 .500 2.81 2.74 29 28 1 26 0 0 243.2 239 123 76 5 66 168 9 0 8 1013 116 1.252 8.8 0.2 2.4 6.2 2.55
AL (9 yrs) 164 111 .596 2.02 1.83 335 278 44 209 47 4 2408.1 1949 788 540 25 653 1965 83 3 61 9444 137 1.080 7.3 0.1 2.4 7.3 3.01
NL (4 yrs) 29 32 .475 2.78 2.90 72 62 10 52 3 1 553.0 511 275 171 12 150 351 32 0 13 2273 126 1.195 8.3 0.2 2.4 5.7 2.34

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
1897 20 LOU NL 14.0 2 1 6 3.86 5.96 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.84 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .656 .502
1899 22 LOU NL 79.0 10 9 38 4.33 5.23 0.02 0.00 100.0 5.21 10 1.0 1.0 -0.1 1.6 17 .596 .506
1900 23 PIT NL 208.2 29 22 96 4.14 5.21 0.25 0.00 98.0 4.86 20 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.8 40 .567 .512
1901 24 PIT NL 7.2 2 2 12 14.09 4.50 0.33 0.00 98.0 4.09 -8 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -8 .204 .496
1901 24 CHC NL 243.2 29 28 123 4.54 4.70 -0.05 0.00 98.0 4.65 6 0.6 1.0 -0.3 2.4 25 .520 .504
1902 25 PHA AL 276.1 33 27 90 2.93 4.78 -0.11 0.00 103.0 5.04 66 7.3 1.0 -0.3 9.7 95 .720 .545 $2,700
1903 26 PHA AL 324.0 39 38 109 3.03 4.06 -0.04 0.00 103.0 4.23 49 5.9 1.0 -0.3 8.8 73 .651 .536 $3,000
1904 27 PHA AL 383.0 46 46 109 2.56 3.53 -0.04 0.00 103.0 3.68 52 7.1 -0.3 10.5 78 .655 .544
1905 28 PHA AL 328.2 46 34 86 2.35 3.63 0.03 0.00 100.0 3.59 47 6.2 1.0 -0.2 9.2 72 .634 .538
1906 29 PHA AL 272.2 43 34 89 2.94 3.65 -0.05 0.00 101.0 3.74 25 3.1 1.0 -0.2 5.7 47 .573 .519 $1,200
1907 30 PHA AL 284.2 44 33 115 3.64 3.63 0.04 0.00 102.0 3.66 1 0.1 1.0 -0.2 2.7 24 .502 .501
1908 31 SLB AL 285.2 43 36 93 2.93 3.44 0.24 0.00 100.0 3.19 7 0.9 1.0 -0.2 3.5 30 .521 .506
1909 32 SLB AL 220.1 31 28 78 3.19 3.52 -0.11 0.00 98.0 3.56 12 1.6 1.0 -0.2 3.5 26 .551 .510 $1,200
1910 33 SLB AL 33.0 10 2 19 5.18 3.76 -0.30 0.00 98.0 3.98 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .452 .497 $2,800
13 Seasons 2961.1 407 340 1063 3.23 4.00 0.01 0.00 100.8 4.02 286 34.9 1.0 -2.7 61.0 520 .586 .521 $10,900
PHA (6 yrs) 1869.1 251 212 598 2.88 3.86 -0.03 0.00 102.0 3.97 240 29.7 1.0 -1.6 46.5 387 .618 .530 $6,900
SLB (3 yrs) 539.0 84 66 190 3.17 3.49 0.07 0.00 99.1 3.39 15 2.0 1.0 -0.5 6.8 54 .524 .506 $4,000
LOU (2 yrs) 93.0 12 10 44 4.26 5.34 0.02 0.00 99.8 5.31 13 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.1 22 .606 .505
PIT (2 yrs) 216.1 31 24 108 4.49 5.18 0.25 0.00 98.0 4.83 12 1.3 1.0 -0.1 3.2 32 .543 .511
CHC (1 yr) 243.2 29 28 123 4.54 4.70 -0.05 0.00 98.0 4.65 6 0.6 1.0 -0.3 2.4 25 .520 .504

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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
1897 20 LOU NL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1899 22 LOU NL 10 34 34 2 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 7 .235 .235 .294 .529 45 10 0 0 1
1900 23 PIT NL 30 82 81 6 14 2 3 0 9 1 0 15 .173 .183 .272 .455 24 22 1 0 1
1901 24 TOT NL 32 103 101 16 25 3 3 2 14 2 2 23 .248 .262 .396 .658 92 40 0 0 1/3
1901 24 PIT NL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1901 24 CHC NL 30 100 98 16 25 3 3 2 14 2 2 22 .255 .270 .408 .678 98 40 0 0 1/3
1902 25 PHA AL 34 117 112 8 32 6 2 1 18 1 4 17 .286 .310 .402 .712 94 45 0 1 1
1903 26 PHA AL 39 124 115 4 14 2 0 0 6 0 3 36 .122 .151 .139 .290 -14 16 1 5 1
1904 27 PHA AL 46 147 139 6 17 3 0 0 6 0 6 37 .122 .164 .144 .308 -4 20 1 1 1
1905 28 PHA AL 46 126 116 4 20 3 1 0 10 0 4 34 .172 .200 .216 .416 31 25 0 6 1
1906 29 PHA AL 43 100 86 5 14 1 1 0 3 2 8 32 .163 .242 .198 .440 36 17 1 5 1
1907 30 PHA AL 44 107 101 4 12 2 0 0 3 0 4 38 .119 .152 .139 .291 -8 14 0 2 1
1908 31 SLB AL 43 103 91 4 10 4 0 1 8 0 8 35 .110 .190 .187 .377 22 17 1 3 1
1909 32 SLB AL 31 78 75 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 3 23 .067 .103 .080 .183 -40 6 0 0 1
1910 33 SLB AL 10 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .111 .200 .111 .311 0 1 1 0 1
13 Yrs 410 1137 1066 61 172 29 10 4 83 6 42 300 .161 .197 .219 .416 25 233 6 23
162 Game Avg. 162 449 421 24 68 11 4 2 33 2 17 119 .161 .197 .219 .416 25 92 2 9
PHA (6 yrs) 252 721 669 31 109 17 4 1 46 3 29 194 .163 .201 .205 .406 23 137 3 20
SLB (3 yrs) 84 191 175 6 16 5 0 1 11 0 11 60 .091 .154 .137 .291 -5 24 2 3
LOU (2 yrs) 12 40 40 2 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 .200 .200 .250 .450 23 10 0 0
PIT (2 yrs) 32 85 84 6 14 2 3 0 9 1 0 16 .167 .176 .262 .438 20 22 1 0
CHC (1 yr) 30 100 98 16 25 3 3 2 14 2 2 22 .255 .270 .408 .678 98 40 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 336 912 844 37 125 22 4 2 57 3 40 254 .148 .191 .191 .382 17 161 5 23
NL (4 yrs) 74 225 222 24 47 7 6 2 26 3 2 46 .212 .222 .324 .547 54 72 1 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
1897 20 LOU NL 2 6 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .440 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1899 22 LOU NL 10 34 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1900 23 PIT NL 30 82 -10 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1901 24 PIT NL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .472 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1901 24 CHC NL 30 100 -2 -0 0 0 7 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .519 .503 0.6 -0.0 6 1/3
1902 25 PHA AL 34 117 -2 0 0 0 8 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .518 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $2,700 1
1903 26 PHA AL 39 124 -17 0 0 0 10 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .481 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -7 $3,000 1
1904 27 PHA AL 46 147 -16 0 0 0 9 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .483 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -6 1
1905 28 PHA AL 46 126 -10 0 0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1906 29 PHA AL 43 100 -7 -0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $1,200 1
1907 30 PHA AL 44 107 -12 0 0 0 7 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1908 31 SLB AL 43 103 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1909 32 SLB AL 31 78 -11 0 0 0 6 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .481 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -5 $1,200 1
1910 33 SLB AL 10 10 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $2,800 1
13 Seasons 410 1137 -100 1 0 0 80 -18 -2.5 0 -18 -2.5 .494 .499 -2.4 -0.1 -18 $10,900
PHA (6 yrs) 252 721 -64 1 0 0 50 -13 -1.7 0 -13 -1.7 .493 .498 -1.7 -0.1 -13 $6,900
SLB (3 yrs) 84 191 -19 0 0 0 14 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .492 .498 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $4,000
LOU (2 yrs) 12 40 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
PIT (2 yrs) 32 85 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4
CHC (1 yr) 30 100 -2 -0 0 0 7 6 0.5 0 6 0.5 .519 .503 0.6 -0.0 6

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 Awards
1897 LOU NL 20 P 2 14.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00 .920 2.57 2.45
1899 LOU NL 22 P 10 79.0 20 4 14 2 1 .900 2.05 1.80 .910 2.68 2.56
1900 PIT NL 23 P 29 208.2 66 12 49 5 1 .924 2.63 2.10 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 TOT NL 24 P 31 251.1 103 32 66 5 0 .951 3.51 3.16 .934 2.75 2.72
1901 PIT NL 24 P 2 7.2 5 0 4 1 0 .800 4.70 2.00 .934 2.82 2.70
1901 CHC NL 24 P 29 243.2 98 32 62 4 0 .959 3.47 3.24 .934 2.75 2.72
1901 CHC NL 24 1B 1 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 6.00 .978 10.20
1902 PHA AL 25 P 33 276.1 86 15 64 7 1 .919 2.57 2.39 .928 3.10 3.03
1903 PHA AL 26 P 39 324.0 101 17 77 7 3 .931 2.61 2.41 .948 3.19 3.13
1904 PHA AL 27 P 46 383.0 141 27 105 9 2 .936 3.10 2.87 .952 3.45 3.39
1905 PHA AL 28 P 46 328.2 117 13 89 15 3 .872 2.79 2.22 .942 3.25 3.21
1906 PHA AL 29 P 43 272.2 85 15 64 6 0 .929 2.61 1.84 .948 3.22 3.17
1907 PHA AL 30 P 44 284.2 96 17 67 12 3 .875 2.66 1.91 .946 3.28 3.25
1908 SLB AL 31 P 43 285.2 94 5 79 10 1 .894 2.65 1.95 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 SLB AL 32 P 31 220.1 80 13 56 11 1 .863 2.82 2.23 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 SLB AL 33 P 10 33.0 8 0 6 2 0 .750 1.64 0.60 .942 3.30 3.28
13 Seasons P 407 2961.1 1001 170 740 91 16 .909 2.77 2.24 .941 3.15 3.10
1 Season 1B 1 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 6.00 .978 10.20
13 Seasons TOT 408 2961.1 1007 176 740 91 17 .910 2.77 2.25 .941 3.15 3.12
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

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (14.6%)
1937 BBWAA (33.3%)
1938 BBWAA (56.5%)
1939 BBWAA (65.3%)
1942 BBWAA (58.4%)
1945 BBWAA (62.3%)
1946 Final Ballot (33.1%)
1946 Nominating Vote (60.4%)
1946 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1946
by Old Timers Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1902 AL  10.3 (1st)
1903 AL  8.0 (2nd)
1904 AL  9.7 (3rd)
1905 AL  9.2 (1st)
1906 AL  5.6 (10th)
Career  58.6 (191st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1902 AL  9.7 (2nd)
1903 AL  8.8 (1st)
1904 AL  10.5 (1st)
1905 AL  9.2 (1st)
1906 AL  5.7 (3rd)
Career  61.0 (54th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1900 NL  2.37 (1st)
1902 AL  2.05 (2nd)
1904 AL  1.62 (2nd)
1905 AL  1.48 (1st)
1907 AL  2.15 (9th)
1908 AL  1.89 (10th)
Career  2.16 (11th)

Wins s c a p y
1902 AL  24 (2nd)
1903 AL  21 (3rd)
1904 AL  25 (4th)
1905 AL  27 (1st)
1908 AL  19 (5th)
Career  193 (135th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1902 AL  .774 (2nd)
1905 AL  .730 (1st)
1907 AL  .594 (10th)
Career  .574 (208th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1900 NL  1.107 (1st)
1902 AL  1.042 (2nd)
1903 AL  1.108 (9th)
1904 AL  1.039 (7th)
1905 AL  0.977 (2nd)
1907 AL  1.078 (8th)
Career  1.102 (20th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1900 NL  7.591 (1st)
1902 AL  7.296 (2nd)
1903 AL  7.611 (4th)
1904 AL  7.214 (5th)
1905 AL  6.326 (1st)
1906 AL  7.295 (7th)
1907 AL  7.398 (7th)
1908 AL  7.026 (8th)
Career  7.476 (35th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1902 AL  2.084 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1900 NL  5.607 (1st)
1901 NL  6.159 (2nd)
1902 AL  6.840 (1st)
1903 AL  8.389 (1st)
1904 AL  8.201 (1st)
1905 AL  7.859 (1st)
1906 AL  6.469 (1st)
1907 AL  7.335 (1st)
1908 AL  7.309 (1st)
1909 AL  5.760 (4th)
Career  7.039 (112th)

Games Played s c a p y
1903 AL  39 (6th)
1904 AL  46 (3rd)
1905 AL  46 (1st)
1906 AL  43 (3rd)
1907 AL  44 (4th)
1908 AL  43 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1899 NL  1 (7th)
1908 AL  3 (3rd)
1910 AL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1903 AL  324.0 (4th)
1904 AL  383.0 (3rd)
1905 AL  328.7 (4th)
1907 AL  284.7 (10th)
Career  2,961.3 (141st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1900 NL  130 (2nd)
1901 NL  172 (5th)
1902 AL  210 (1st)
1903 AL  302 (1st)
1904 AL  349 (1st)
1905 AL  287 (1st)
1906 AL  196 (1st)
1907 AL  232 (1st)
1908 AL  232 (2nd)
1909 AL  141 (5th)
Career  2,316 (46th)

Games Started s c a p y
1903 AL  38 (2nd)
1904 AL  46 (2nd)
1905 AL  34 (10th)
1906 AL  34 (7th)
1908 AL  36 (3rd)
Career  340 (214th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1903 AL  34 (1st)
1904 AL  39 (4th)
1908 AL  25 (6th)
Career  261 (68th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1900 NL  2 (10th)
1902 AL  3 (5th)
1903 AL  4 (6th)
1904 AL  8 (2nd)
1905 AL  7 (2nd)
1906 AL  8 (3rd)
1907 AL  7 (2nd)
1908 AL  5 (6th)
1909 AL  5 (5th)
Career  50 (19th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1905 AL  5 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1903 AL  85 (3rd)
1904 AL  91 (6th)
1905 AL  90 (8th)
1906 AL  92 (3rd)
1908 AL  90 (2nd)
Career  803 (245th)

Hits s c a p y
1904 AL  307 (9th)
Career  2,460 (246th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1900 NL  2.364 (2nd)
1901 NL  2.293 (9th)
1902 AL  3.281 (1st)
1903 AL  3.553 (2nd)
1904 AL  3.835 (2nd)
1905 AL  3.189 (2nd)
1906 AL  2.130 (9th)
1907 AL  3.178 (3rd)
1908 AL  2.578 (8th)
1909 AL  2.474 (7th)
Career  2.884 (56th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1900 NL  0.129 (5th)
1903 AL  0.083 (5th)
1906 AL  0.033 (6th)
1908 AL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.112 (46th)

Losses s c a p y
1903 AL  16 (6th)
1904 AL  19 (8th)
1906 AL  17 (7th)
1909 AL  14 (9th)
Career  143 (188th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1903 AL  88 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1901 NL  9 (7th)
1902 AL  10 (3rd)
1903 AL  9 (1st)
1904 AL  8 (10th)
1905 AL  10 (5th)
1906 AL  10 (5th)
1908 AL  7 (10th)
Career  74 (224th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 AL  10 (10th)
1904 AL  14 (7th)
1906 AL  10 (7th)
1907 AL  15 (4th)
Career  115 (56th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1903 AL  1,291 (5th)
1904 AL  1,496 (4th)
1905 AL  1,257 (7th)
1908 AL  1,143 (9th)
Career  11,717 (168th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1900 NL  7 (4th)
1902 AL  5 (2nd)
1905 AL  11 (5th)
1906 AL  7 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1900 NL  153 (1st)
1902 AL  178 (2nd)
1904 AL  165 (1st)
1905 AL  179 (1st)
1906 AL  123 (9th)
1907 AL  121 (9th)
1908 AL  125 (10th)
Career  135 (24th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1900 NL  2.75 (1st)
1901 NL  2.83 (5th)
1902 AL  2.28 (1st)
1903 AL  1.87 (1st)
1904 AL  1.59 (1st)
1905 AL  1.89 (2nd)
1906 AL  2.10 (4th)
1907 AL  1.57 (1st)
1908 AL  1.51 (2nd)
1909 AL  1.87 (4th)
Career  2.03 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1900 NL  24 (6th)
1902 AL  47 (2nd)
1903 AL  27 (3rd)
1904 AL  39 (2nd)
1905 AL  39 (1st)
1906 AL  17 (9th)
1908 AL  13 (9th)
Career  225 (63rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1900 NL  2.3 (6th)
1902 AL  4.9 (2nd)
1903 AL  2.9 (3rd)
1904 AL  4.6 (2nd)
1905 AL  4.6 (1st)
1906 AL  1.9 (9th)
1908 AL  1.5 (9th)
Career  24.6 (53rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1904 AL  46 (3rd)
1905 AL  46 (1st)
1906 AL  43 (3rd)
1907 AL  44 (4th)
1908 AL  43 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1901 NL  32 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
Career  740 (75th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1904 AL  9 (3rd)
1905 AL  15 (1st)
1907 AL  12 (1st)
1908 AL  10 (2nd)
1909 AL  11 (2nd)
Career  91 (24th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1901 NL  3.51 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1901 NL  3.16 (3rd)
Career  2.24 (98th)

Youngest s c a p y
1897 NL  born 1876-10-13 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 46 (30), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 158 (86), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 138 (51), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 47 (44), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (59th), 58.6 career WAR/49.6 7yr-peak WAR/54.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
190225Philadelphia Athletics$2,7001/21/03 TSN
190326Philadelphia Athletics$3,0001/21/03 TSN
190629Philadelphia Athletics$1,2005/22/09 Sporting Life
190932St. Louis Browns$1,2005/22/09 Sporting Life
191033St. Louis Browns$2,8001912 National Commission report
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,900
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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