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Ed Walsh

Edward Augustine Walsh (Big Ed)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: May 14, 1881 in Plains, PA
School: Fordham University (New York, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 1904 (Age 22.359)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Braves 1904-1917

Final Game: September 11, 1917 (Age 36.120)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
   View Ed Walsh Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 26, 1959 in Pompano Beach, FL
Buried: Forest Lawn North Cemetery, Pompano Beach, FL
Relatives: Father of Ed Walsh
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 10, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #9. Warren Spahn… #10. Bob Feller… #11. Kid Nichols… #12. ED WALSH… #13. Bert Blyleven… #14. Rube Waddell… #15. Gaylord Perry… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1904 23 CHW AL 6 3 .667 2.60 18 8 10 6 1 1 110.2 90 45 32 1 32 57 3 0 5 438 95 2.46 1.102 7.3 0.1 2.6 4.6 1.78
1905 24 CHW AL 8 3 .727 2.17 22 13 7 9 1 0 136.2 121 53 33 0 29 71 3 0 7 538 114 2.18 1.098 8.0 0.0 1.9 4.7 2.45
1906 25 CHW AL 17 13 .567 1.88 41 31 8 24 10 2 278.1 215 83 58 1 58 171 7 0 11 1058 135 1.89 0.981 7.0 0.0 1.9 5.5 2.95
1907 26 CHW AL 24 18 .571 1.60 56 46 10 37 5 4 422.1 341 120 75 3 87 206 8 0 14 1622 150 1.97 1.013 7.3 0.1 1.9 4.4 2.37
1908 27 CHW AL 40 15 .727 1.42 66 49 16 42 11 6 464.0 343 111 73 2 56 269 9 2 10 1755 162 1.42 0.860 6.7 0.0 1.1 5.2 4.80
1909 28 CHW AL 15 11 .577 1.41 31 28 3 20 8 2 230.1 166 52 36 0 50 127 4 3 4 871 167 1.82 0.938 6.5 0.0 2.0 5.0 2.54
1910 29 CHW AL 18 20 .474 1.27 45 36 7 33 7 5 369.2 242 87 52 5 61 258 4 2 6 1359 189 1.63 0.820 5.9 0.1 1.5 6.3 4.23
1911 30 CHW AL 27 18 .600 2.22 56 37 19 33 5 4 368.2 327 125 91 4 72 255 7 1 8 1449 146 2.17 1.082 8.0 0.1 1.8 6.2 3.54 MVP-2
1912 31 CHW AL 27 17 .614 2.15 62 41 20 32 6 10 393.0 332 125 94 6 94 254 1 0 2 1532 149 2.48 1.084 7.6 0.1 2.2 5.8 2.70 MVP-2
1913 32 CHW AL 8 3 .727 2.58 16 14 2 7 1 1 97.2 91 37 28 1 39 34 4 0 7 414 114 3.31 1.331 8.4 0.1 3.6 3.1 0.87
1914 33 CHW AL 2 3 .400 2.82 8 5 1 3 1 0 44.2 33 19 14 0 20 15 1 0 1 177 96 3.18 1.187 6.6 0.0 4.0 3.0 0.75
1915 34 CHW AL 3 0 1.000 1.33 3 3 0 3 1 0 27.0 19 4 4 0 7 12 0 0 0 101 228 2.30 0.963 6.3 0.0 2.3 4.0 1.71
1916 35 CHW AL 0 1 .000 2.70 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.1 4 3 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 17 120 3.22 2.100 10.8 0.0 8.1 8.1 1.00
1917 36 BSN NL 0 1 .000 3.50 4 3 1 1 0 0 18.0 22 9 7 0 9 4 1 1 1 82 75 3.48 1.722 11.0 0.0 4.5 2.0 0.44
14 Yrs 195 126 .607 1.82 430 315 105 250 57 35 2964.1 2346 873 598 23 617 1736 52 9 76 11413 145 2.02 1.000 7.1 0.1 1.9 5.3 2.81
162 Game Avg. 18 12 .607 1.82 39 29 10 23 5 3 271 214 80 55 2 56 158 5 1 7 1042 145 2.02 1.000 7.1 0.1 1.9 5.3 2.81
CHW (13 yrs) 195 125 .609 1.81 426 312 104 249 57 35 2946.1 2324 864 591 23 608 1732 51 8 75 11331 146 2.01 0.995 7.1 0.1 1.9 5.3 2.85
BSN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.50 4 3 1 1 0 0 18.0 22 9 7 0 9 4 1 1 1 82 75 3.48 1.722 11.0 0.0 4.5 2.0 0.44
AL (13 yrs) 195 125 .609 1.81 426 312 104 249 57 35 2946.1 2324 864 591 23 608 1732 51 8 75 11331 146 2.01 0.995 7.1 0.1 1.9 5.3 2.85
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.50 4 3 1 1 0 0 18.0 22 9 7 0 9 4 1 1 1 82 75 3.48 1.722 11.0 0.0 4.5 2.0 0.44
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
1904 23 CHW AL 110.2 18 8 45 3.66 3.50 0.44 0.00 95.0 2.90 -8 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 .448 .494 $1,800
1905 24 CHW AL 136.2 22 13 53 3.49 3.66 0.45 0.00 93.0 2.99 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 0.5 4 .464 .495 $1,800
1906 25 CHW AL 278.1 41 31 83 2.68 3.66 0.27 0.00 95.0 3.22 17 2.1 1.0 -0.2 4.7 39 .552 .513 $1,800
1907 26 CHW AL 422.1 56 46 120 2.56 3.65 0.26 0.00 95.0 3.22 31 3.9 1.0 -0.3 7.7 65 .570 .524
1908 27 CHW AL 464.0 66 49 111 2.15 3.45 0.30 0.00 97.0 3.05 44 6.0 1.0 -0.4 10.1 81 .591 .537 $7,000
1909 28 CHW AL 230.1 31 28 52 2.03 3.49 0.26 0.00 95.0 3.07 30 4.1 1.0 -0.2 6.1 44 .632 .525
1910 29 CHW AL 369.2 45 36 87 2.12 3.75 0.15 0.00 95.0 3.41 56 7.6 1.0 -0.4 10.9 84 .668 .547
1911 30 CHW AL 368.2 56 37 125 3.05 4.60 0.16 0.00 97.0 4.31 51 5.5 1.0 -0.3 9.0 91 .599 .534 MVP-2
1912 31 CHW AL 393.0 62 41 125 2.86 4.50 -0.05 0.00 97.0 4.41 69 7.8 1.0 -0.5 11.4 109 .626 .548 $8,000 MVP-2
1913 32 CHW AL 97.2 16 14 37 3.41 4.03 0.23 0.00 100.0 3.80 5 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.5 13 .536 .504
1914 33 CHW AL 44.2 8 5 19 3.83 3.73 0.16 0.00 98.0 3.50 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 2 .483 .499
1915 34 CHW AL 27.0 3 3 4 1.33 3.87 0.08 0.00 102.0 3.86 8 1.0 -0.0 1.3 10 .842 .506
1916 35 CHW AL 3.1 2 1 3 8.10 3.44 0.20 0.00 96.0 3.10 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .399 .499
1917 36 BSN NL 18.0 4 3 9 4.50 3.28 -0.07 0.00 95.0 3.18 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .422 .498
14 Seasons 2964.1 430 315 873 2.65 3.86 0.21 0.00 96.0 3.50 291 36.3 1.0 -2.6 63.2 539 .584 .528 $20,400
CHW (13 yrs) 2946.1 426 312 864 2.64 3.86 0.21 0.00 96.0 3.51 294 36.6 1.0 -2.6 63.4 541 .586 .528 $20,400
BSN (1 yr) 18.0 4 3 9 4.50 3.28 -0.07 0.00 95.0 3.18 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .422 .498

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1906 ❍ 25 CHW AL WS W CHC 2 0 1.000 0.60 2 2 0 1 1 0 15.0 7 6 1 0 6 0 17 1 0 2 62 0.867 4.2 0.0 3.6 10.2 2.83
1 WS 2 0 1.000 0.60 2 2 0 1 1 0 15.0 7 6 1 0 6 0 17 1 0 2 62 0.867 4.2 0.0 3.6 10.2 2.83

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
1904 23 CHW AL 18 45 41 5 9 1 1 1 4 1 3 10 .220 .273 .366 .639 104 15 0 1 1
1905 24 CHW AL 29 64 58 5 9 2 0 0 2 0 4 20 .155 .222 .190 .412 33 11 1 1 1/O
1906 25 CHW AL 42 106 99 12 14 3 2 0 4 0 3 28 .141 .175 .212 .387 22 21 1 3 1
1907 26 CHW AL 57 156 154 7 25 8 2 1 10 2 0 44 .162 .168 .260 .427 38 40 1 1 1
1908 27 CHW AL 66 174 157 10 27 7 1 1 10 2 7 38 .172 .217 .248 .465 52 39 2 8 1
1909 28 CHW AL 32 91 84 5 18 5 0 0 11 4 6 26 .214 .267 .274 .540 74 23 0 1 1/O
1910 29 CHW AL 52 148 138 12 30 3 3 0 4 5 5 32 .217 .245 .283 .527 69 39 0 5 1
1911 30 CHW AL 63 160 155 22 34 3 0 0 9 0 1 29 .219 .229 .239 .468 32 37 1 3 1 MVP-2
1912 31 CHW AL 62 154 136 12 33 4 1 0 12 0 1 14 41 .243 .313 .287 .600 74 39 0 4 1 MVP-2
1913 32 CHW AL 17 34 32 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 7 .156 .182 .188 .369 9 6 0 1 1
1914 33 CHW AL 10 18 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .063 .118 .125 .243 -27 2 0 1 /1
1915 34 CHW AL 5 12 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727 115 4 0 1 /1
1916 35 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1917 36 BSN NL 4 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 139 1 1 0 /1
14 Yrs 459 1168 1085 92 210 38 10 3 68 14 1 46 282 .194 .231 .255 .486 51 277 7 30
162 Game Avg. 162 412 383 32 74 13 4 1 24 5 16 100 .194 .231 .255 .486 51 98 2 11
CHW (13 yrs) 455 1162 1081 91 209 38 10 3 68 14 1 45 280 .193 .230 .255 .485 50 276 6 30
BSN (1 yr) 4 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 139 1 1 0
AL (13 yrs) 455 1162 1081 91 209 38 10 3 68 14 1 45 280 .193 .230 .255 .485 50 276 6 30
NL (1 yr) 4 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 139 1 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
1904 23 CHW AL 18 45 0 -0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .519 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $1,800 1
1905 24 CHW AL 29 64 -4 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $1,800 1/O
1906 25 CHW AL 42 106 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $1,800 1
1907 26 CHW AL 57 156 -11 0 0 0 10 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1908 27 CHW AL 66 174 -8 -0 0 0 12 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .506 .503 0.4 0.0 3 $7,000 1
1909 28 CHW AL 32 91 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 -0.0 4 1/O
1910 29 CHW AL 52 148 -6 -0 0 0 10 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .511 .503 0.6 -0.0 5 1
1911 30 CHW AL 63 160 -14 0 0 0 14 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 MVP-2
1912 31 CHW AL 62 154 -5 0 0 0 13 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .512 .505 0.7 0.0 7 $8,000 1 MVP-2
1913 32 CHW AL 17 34 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1914 33 CHW AL 10 18 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /1
1915 34 CHW AL 5 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .524 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1916 35 CHW AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1917 36 BSN NL 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .523 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
14 Seasons 459 1168 -66 1 0 0 86 21 2.3 0 21 2.3 .505 .502 2.3 -0.0 21 $20,400
CHW (13 yrs) 455 1162 -67 1 0 0 85 20 2.2 0 20 2.2 .505 .502 2.2 -0.0 20 $20,400
BSN (1 yr) 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .523 .501 0.1 0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1906 ❍ 25 CHW AL WS CHC W 2 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .429 .000 .429 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .429 .000 .429 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1904 CHW AL 23 P 18 110.2 44 8 35 1 2 .977 3.50 2.39 .952 3.45 3.39
1905 CHW AL 24 P 22 136.2 51 9 41 1 1 .980 3.29 2.27 .942 3.25 3.21
1905 CHW AL 24 OF 5 6 4 1 1 0 .833 1.00 .953 1.86 1-1-3
1906 CHW AL 25 P 41 278.1 144 30 108 6 2 .958 4.46 3.37 .948 3.22 3.17
1907 CHW AL 26 P 56 422.1 266 35 227 4 2 .985 5.58 4.68 .946 3.28 3.25
1908 CHW AL 27 P 66 464.0 237 41 190 6 9 .975 4.48 3.50 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 CHW AL 28 P 31 230.1 117 23 93 1 2 .991 4.53 3.74 .942 3.19 3.15
1909 CHW AL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 1-0-0
1910 CHW AL 29 P 45 369.2 184 21 154 9 5 .951 4.26 3.89 .942 3.29 3.28
1911 CHW AL 30 P 56 368.2 194 27 159 8 5 .959 4.54 3.32 .938 2.88 2.85 MVP-2
1912 CHW AL 31 P 62 393.0 177 22 140 15 3 .915 3.71 2.61 .940 2.96 2.90 MVP-2
1913 CHW AL 32 P 16 97.2 41 6 32 3 1 .927 3.50 2.38 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 CHW AL 33 P 8 5 3 44.2 23 7 15 1 0 .957 4.43 2.75 .936 2.96 2.92
1915 CHW AL 34 P 3 3 3 27.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 2.33 2.33 .937 3.00 3.00
1916 CHW AL 35 P 2 1 0 3.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 5.40 1.00 .945 2.97 2.95
1917 BSN NL 36 P 4 3 1 18.0 9 1 7 1 0 .889 4.00 2.00 .961 2.85 2.85
14 Seasons P 430 12 7 2964.1 1496 233 1207 56 32 .963 4.37 3.35 .943 3.15 3.11
2 Seasons OF 6 6 4 1 1 0 .833 0.83 .953 1.85 2-1-3
14 Seasons TOT 436 12 7 2964.1 1502 237 1208 57 32 .962 4.37 3.31 .943 3.15 3.09 2-1-3
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 ( 8.8%)
1937 BBWAA (27.9%)
1938 BBWAA (42.0%)
1939 BBWAA (48.2%)
1942 BBWAA (48.5%)
1945 BBWAA (55.5%)
1946 Final Ballot (40.3%)
1946 Nominating Vote (56.9%)
1946 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1946
by Old Timers Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (2, 55%)
1912 AL (2, 47%)
1.02 Career Shares (241st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1907 AL  7.6 (3rd)
1908 AL  10.5 (1st)
1909 AL  6.6 (4th)
1910 AL  11.5 (2nd)
1911 AL  9.1 (3rd)
1912 AL  12.2 (2nd)
Career  65.5 (132nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1906 AL  4.7 (7th)
1907 AL  7.7 (1st)
1908 AL  10.1 (1st)
1909 AL  6.1 (3rd)
1910 AL  10.9 (3rd)
1911 AL  9.0 (2nd)
1912 AL  11.4 (2nd)
Career  63.2 (45th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1906 AL  1.88 (7th)
1907 AL  1.60 (1st)
1908 AL  1.42 (3rd)
1909 AL  1.41 (2nd)
1910 AL  1.27 (1st)
1911 AL  2.22 (6th)
1912 AL  2.15 (3rd)
Career  1.82 (1st)

Wins s c a p y
1907 AL  24 (5th)
1908 AL  40 (1st)
1910 AL  18 (6th)
1911 AL  27 (2nd)
1912 AL  27 (3rd)
Career  195 (127th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1908 AL  .727 (1st)
1909 AL  .577 (10th)
1911 AL  .600 (10th)
Career  .607 (95th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1906 AL  0.981 (4th)
1907 AL  1.013 (5th)
1908 AL  0.860 (2nd)
1909 AL  0.938 (1st)
1910 AL  0.820 (1st)
1911 AL  1.082 (2nd)
1912 AL  1.084 (3rd)
Career  1.000 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 AL  6.952 (3rd)
1907 AL  7.267 (3rd)
1908 AL  6.653 (3rd)
1909 AL  6.486 (3rd)
1910 AL  5.892 (2nd)
1911 AL  7.983 (6th)
1912 AL  7.603 (4th)
Career  7.123 (13th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1907 AL  1.854 (9th)
1908 AL  1.086 (3rd)
1909 AL  1.954 (10th)
1910 AL  1.485 (1st)
1911 AL  1.758 (3rd)
1912 AL  2.153 (8th)
Career  1.873 (65th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 AL  5.529 (3rd)
1907 AL  4.390 (5th)
1908 AL  5.218 (6th)
1909 AL  4.962 (7th)
1910 AL  6.281 (3rd)
1911 AL  6.225 (2nd)
1912 AL  5.817 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1906 AL  41 (6th)
1907 AL  56 (1st)
1908 AL  66 (1st)
1910 AL  45 (1st)
1911 AL  56 (1st)
1912 AL  62 (1st)

Saves s c a p y
1904 AL  1 (2nd)
1906 AL  2 (3rd)
1907 AL  4 (1st)
1908 AL  6 (1st)
1909 AL  2 (3rd)
1910 AL  5 (1st)
1911 AL  4 (1st)
1912 AL  10 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1907 AL  422.3 (1st)
1908 AL  464.0 (1st)
1910 AL  369.7 (2nd)
1911 AL  368.7 (1st)
1912 AL  393.0 (1st)
Career  2,964.3 (140th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1906 AL  171 (3rd)
1907 AL  206 (2nd)
1908 AL  269 (1st)
1909 AL  127 (10th)
1910 AL  258 (2nd)
1911 AL  255 (1st)
1912 AL  254 (3rd)
Career  1,736 (111th)

Games Started s c a p y
1907 AL  46 (1st)
1908 AL  49 (1st)
1910 AL  36 (3rd)
1911 AL  37 (2nd)
1912 AL  41 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1907 AL  37 (1st)
1908 AL  42 (1st)
1910 AL  33 (3rd)
1911 AL  33 (2nd)
1912 AL  32 (3rd)
Career  250 (79th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1906 AL  10 (1st)
1907 AL  5 (6th)
1908 AL  11 (1st)
1909 AL  8 (1st)
1910 AL  7 (4th)
1911 AL  5 (3rd)
1912 AL  6 (3rd)
Career  57 (11th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1907 AL  3 (6th)
1910 AL  5 (6th)
1912 AL  6 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1907 AL  87 (5th)
1912 AL  94 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1907 AL  341 (2nd)
1908 AL  343 (1st)
1910 AL  242 (7th)
1911 AL  327 (2nd)
1912 AL  332 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1906 AL  2.948 (3rd)
1907 AL  2.368 (5th)
1908 AL  4.804 (1st)
1909 AL  2.540 (4th)
1910 AL  4.230 (1st)
1911 AL  3.542 (1st)
1912 AL  2.702 (4th)
Career  2.814 (63rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 AL  0.032 (4th)
1908 AL  0.039 (10th)
1909 AL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.070 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1907 AL  18 (5th)
1910 AL  20 (1st)
1911 AL  18 (2nd)
1912 AL  17 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1907 AL  75 (8th)
1908 AL  73 (8th)
1911 AL  91 (6th)
1912 AL  94 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1906 AL  11 (2nd)
1907 AL  14 (1st)
1908 AL  10 (7th)
1911 AL  8 (7th)
1913 AL  7 (10th)
Career  76 (212th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1907 AL  1,622 (1st)
1908 AL  1,755 (1st)
1910 AL  1,359 (2nd)
1911 AL  1,449 (1st)
1912 AL  1,532 (1st)
Career  11,413 (193rd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1904 AL  10 (1st)
1905 AL  7 (8th)
1906 AL  8 (7th)
1907 AL  10 (4th)
1908 AL  16 (2nd)
1911 AL  19 (1st)
1912 AL  20 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1906 AL  135 (7th)
1907 AL  150 (1st)
1908 AL  162 (3rd)
1909 AL  167 (2nd)
1910 AL  189 (1st)
1911 AL  146 (6th)
1912 AL  149 (3rd)
Career  145 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1906 AL  1.89 (2nd)
1907 AL  1.97 (6th)
1908 AL  1.42 (1st)
1909 AL  1.82 (2nd)
1910 AL  1.63 (2nd)
1911 AL  2.17 (2nd)
1912 AL  2.48 (4th)
Career  2.02 (1st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1906 AL  21 (7th)
1907 AL  36 (1st)
1908 AL  45 (1st)
1909 AL  25 (1st)
1910 AL  45 (2nd)
1911 AL  44 (1st)
1912 AL  49 (3rd)
Career  272 (37th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1906 AL  2.4 (7th)
1907 AL  4.1 (1st)
1908 AL  5.5 (1st)
1909 AL  3.0 (1st)
1910 AL  5.3 (1st)
1911 AL  4.5 (2nd)
1912 AL  5.1 (3rd)
Career  30.8 (32nd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1907 AL  56 (1st)
1908 AL  66 (1st)
1910 AL  45 (1st)
1911 AL  56 (1st)
1912 AL  62 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1906 AL  30 (2nd)
1907 AL  35 (2nd)
1908 AL  41 (1st)
1909 AL  23 (2nd)
1910 AL  21 (3rd)
1911 AL  27 (1st)
1912 AL  22 (2nd)
Career  233 (57th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1906 AL  108 (4th)
1907 AL  227 (1st)
1908 AL  190 (1st)
1910 AL  154 (1st)
1911 AL  159 (1st)
1912 AL  140 (1st)
Career  1,207 (9th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1910 AL  9 (2nd)
1911 AL  8 (3rd)
1912 AL  15 (1st)
Career  56 (78th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1906 AL  4.46 (2nd)
1907 AL  5.58 (1st)
1908 AL  4.48 (1st)
1909 AL  4.53 (1st)
1910 AL  4.26 (5th)
1911 AL  4.54 (1st)
1912 AL  3.71 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1907 AL  4.68 (1st)
1908 AL  3.50 (2nd)
1909 AL  3.74 (1st)
1910 AL  3.89 (1st)
1911 AL  3.32 (2nd)
Career  3.35 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1907 AL  .985 (3rd)
1909 AL  .991 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1917 NL  born 1881-05-14 (8th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 67 (14), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 178 (62), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 146 (45), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 52 (31), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (29th), 65.5 career WAR/61.9 7yr-peak WAR/63.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • September, 1903: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox from Newark (Eastern) in the 1903 rule 5 draft. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • December 31, 1916: Released by the Chicago White Sox.
  • July 20, 1917: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Braves.
  • December 28, 1917: Released by the Boston Braves.
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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
1904 23 Chicago White Sox $1,800 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1905 24 Chicago White Sox $1,800 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1906 25 Chicago White Sox $1,800 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1908 27 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract $3,500 salary and $3,500 bonus for winning 40
1912 31 Chicago White Sox $8,000 ? 1913 Munsey's Magazine clip at HOF
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,400
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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