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Monte Ward

John Montgomery Ward (Monte)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 3, 1860 in Bellefonte, PA
Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 15, 1878 (Age 18.134, 388th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Grays/Grooms/Gothams/Ward'sWonders 1878-1894

Final Game: September 29, 1894 (Age 34.210)
Died: March 4, 1925 in Augusta, GA
Buried: Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, NY
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1964.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 22, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #147. Roy Campanella… #148. Bob Johnson… #149. Bobby Doerr… #150. MONTE WARD… #151. Jake Beckley… #152. Hugh Duffy… #153. Home Run Baker… 

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
1878 18 PRO NL 37 140 138 14 27 5 4 1 15 2 13 .196 .207 .312 .519 68 43 1
1879 19 PRO NL 83 371 364 71 104 9 4 2 41 7 14 .286 .299 .349 .648 112 127 *15/O
1880 20 PRO NL 86 362 356 53 81 12 2 0 27 6 16 .228 .240 .272 .513 76 97 *15/O
1881 21 PRO NL 85 362 357 56 87 18 6 0 53 5 10 .244 .254 .328 .582 82 117 O16
1882 22 PRO NL 83 368 355 58 87 10 3 1 39 13 22 .245 .272 .299 .570 83 106 O1/6
1883 23 NYG NL 88 388 380 76 97 18 7 7 54 8 25 .255 .271 .395 .665 99 150 O1/564
1884 24 NYG NL 113 510 482 98 122 11 8 2 51 28 47 .253 .294 .322 .616 91 155 O4/1
1885 25 NYG NL 111 463 446 72 101 8 9 0 37 17 39 .226 .255 .285 .540 74 127 *6
1886 26 NYG NL 122 510 491 82 134 17 5 2 81 36 19 46 .273 .300 .340 .640 92 167 *6
1887 27 NYG NL 129 578 545 114 184 16 5 1 53 111 29 12 .338 .375 .391 .766 116 213 4 *6
1888 28 NYG NL 122 520 510 70 128 14 5 2 49 38 9 13 .251 .265 .310 .575 83 158 1 *6
1889 29 NYG NL 114 508 479 87 143 13 4 1 67 62 27 7 .299 .339 .349 .687 89 167 2 *6/4
1890 30 BWW PL 128 614 561 134 188 15 12 4 60 63 51 22 .335 .393 .426 .819 113 239 2 *6
1891 31 BRO NL 105 480 441 85 122 13 5 0 39 57 36 10 .277 .335 .329 .664 96 145 3 64
1892 32 BRO NL 148 699 614 109 163 13 3 1 47 88 82 19 .265 .355 .301 .656 101 185 3 *4
1893 33 NYG NL 135 636 588 129 193 27 9 2 77 46 47 5 .328 .379 .415 .794 111 244 1 *4
1894 34 NYG NL 138 605 549 102 146 12 5 0 79 39 35 6 .266 .311 .306 .617 50 168 1 20 *4
17 Yrs 1827 8114 7656 1410 2107 231 96 26 869 540 421 326 .275 .314 .341 .655 92 2608 17 20
162 Game Avg. 162 719 679 125 187 20 9 2 77 37 29 .275 .314 .341 .655 92 231
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
NYG (9 yrs) 1072 4718 4470 830 1248 136 57 17 548 332 219 200 .279 .314 .347 .661 89 1549 9 20
PRO (5 yrs) 374 1603 1570 252 386 54 19 4 175 33 75 .246 .261 .312 .573 87 490
BRO (2 yrs) 253 1179 1055 194 285 26 8 1 86 145 118 29 .270 .347 .313 .660 99 330 6
BWW (1 yr) 128 614 561 134 188 15 12 4 60 63 51 22 .335 .393 .426 .819 113 239 2
NL (16 yrs) 1699 7500 7095 1276 1919 216 84 22 809 477 370 304 .270 .308 .334 .642 90 2369 15 20
PL (1 yr) 128 614 561 134 188 15 12 4 60 63 51 22 .335 .393 .426 .819 113 239 2

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
1878 18 PRO NL 37 140 -5 0 0 0 6 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1879 19 PRO NL 83 371 6 0 0 1 13 21 1.9 0 21 1.9 .524 .512 1.8 0.1 20 *15/O
1880 20 PRO NL 86 362 -6 0 0 7 8 9 0.9 0 9 0.9 .511 .506 0.2 0.8 2 $1,700 *15/O
1881 21 PRO NL 85 362 -6 0 0 0 -2 -7 -0.8 12 5 0.6 .492 .496 0.6 -0.2 5 $1,700 O16
1882 22 PRO NL 83 368 -5 0 0 0 -3 -8 -0.9 12 4 0.4 .491 .495 0.5 -0.3 4 $2,400 O1/6
1883 23 NYG NL 88 388 1 0 0 6 -3 4 0.2 13 17 1.6 .504 .502 1.2 0.2 11 $3,000 O1/564
1884 24 NYG NL 113 510 -4 0 0 6 -2 0 -0.2 17 17 1.5 .500 .500 1.1 0.2 11 $3,000 O4/1
1885 25 NYG NL 111 463 -12 0 0 13 7 8 0.7 16 24 2.4 .507 .505 1.2 1.9 11 $3,000 *6
1886 26 NYG NL 122 510 -4 3 0 3 8 10 0.7 17 27 2.6 .507 .506 2.5 1.0 24 $3,000 *6
1887 27 NYG NL 129 578 20 6 0 26 8 60 4.6 19 79 6.6 .538 .531 4.6 2.7 53 $3,000 *6
1888 28 NYG NL 122 520 -7 2 0 0 8 3 0.2 17 21 2.1 .503 .502 2.3 0.8 21 $4,000 *6
1889 29 NYG NL 114 508 -5 5 0 -1 7 7 0.4 17 24 2.1 .505 .503 2.4 0.4 25 $4,250 *6/4
1890 30 BWW PL 128 614 13 5 0 -8 8 19 1.5 14 33 2.9 .511 .509 3.3 0.2 41 *6
1891 31 BRO NL 105 480 2 4 0 -1 6 11 0.8 16 27 2.4 .509 .506 2.6 0.3 28 $7,000 64
1892 32 BRO NL 148 699 9 7 0 2 3 21 1.8 22 43 4.1 .513 .512 4.0 0.4 41 *4
1893 33 NYG NL 135 636 12 1 0 6 3 22 1.6 21 43 3.7 .513 .511 3.3 0.7 37 *4
1894 34 NYG NL 138 605 -49 2 0 15 3 -30 -2.2 21 -9 -0.2 .484 .487 -1.2 1.2 -24 $5,000 *4
17 Seasons 1827 8114 -38 35 0 75 79 152 11.5 235 386 35.6 .507 .505 30.7 10.4 311 $41,050
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYG (9 yrs) 1072 4718 -47 18 0 74 39 85 6.1 158 243 22.4 .507 .505 17.4 9.1 169 $28,250
PRO (5 yrs) 374 1603 -15 0 0 8 23 16 1.2 24 40 3.8 .504 .502 3.3 0.3 32 $5,800
BRO (2 yrs) 253 1179 11 12 0 1 9 32 2.6 38 70 6.5 .512 .510 6.7 0.8 69 $7,000
BWW (1 yr) 128 614 13 5 0 -8 8 19 1.5 14 33 2.9 .511 .509 3.3 0.2 41

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
1888 ❍ 28 NYG NL WS STL W 0 30 29 4 11 1 0 0 6 6 1 0 .379 .400 .414 .814 12 0
1889 ❍ 29 NYG NL WS BRO W 0 41 36 10 15 0 1 0 7 10 5 2 .417 .488 .472 .960 17 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 71 65 14 26 1 1 0 13 16 6 2 .400 .451 .446 .897 29 0
2 WS 0 71 65 14 26 1 1 0 13 16 6 2 .400 .451 .446 .897 29 0

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
1878 18 PRO NL 22 13 .629 1.51 37 37 0 37 6 0 334.0 308 151 56 3 34 116 0 26 1365 147 2.26 1.024 8.3 0.1 0.9 3.1 3.41
1879 19 PRO NL 47 19 .712 2.15 70 60 10 58 2 1 587.0 571 270 140 5 36 239 0 29 2425 112 2.22 1.034 8.8 0.1 0.6 3.7 6.64
1880 20 PRO NL 39 24 .619 1.74 70 67 4 59 8 1 595.0 501 230 115 5 45 230 0 19 2351 126 2.10 0.918 7.6 0.1 0.7 3.5 5.11
1881 21 PRO NL 18 18 .500 2.13 39 35 5 32 3 0 330.0 326 183 78 2 53 119 0 32 1398 124 2.53 1.148 8.9 0.1 1.4 3.2 2.25
1882 22 PRO NL 19 13 .594 2.55 34 33 1 30 4 1 286.0 268 143 81 6 36 72 0 13 1191 110 2.91 1.063 8.4 0.2 1.1 2.3 2.00
1883 23 NYG NL 16 13 .552 2.70 34 25 9 24 1 0 277.0 278 165 83 3 31 121 0 19 1159 115 2.85 1.116 9.0 0.1 1.0 3.9 3.90
1884 24 NYG NL 3 3 .500 3.41 9 5 3 5 0 0 60.2 72 43 23 2 18 23 0 6 275 89 3.83 1.484 10.7 0.3 2.7 3.4 1.28
7 Yrs 164 103 .614 2.10 293 262 32 245 24 3 2469.2 2324 1185 576 26 253 920 0 144 10164 119 2.43 1.043 8.5 0.1 0.9 3.4 3.64
162 Game Avg. 20 13 .614 2.10 36 32 4 30 3 0 303 285 145 71 3 31 113 0 18 1245 119 2.43 1.043 8.5 0.1 0.9 3.4 3.64
PRO (5 yrs) 145 87 .625 1.98 250 232 20 216 23 3 2132.0 1974 977 470 21 204 776 0 119 8730 121 2.33 1.022 8.3 0.1 0.9 3.3 3.80
NYG (2 yrs) 19 16 .543 2.83 43 30 12 29 1 0 337.2 350 208 106 5 49 144 0 25 1434 110 3.03 1.182 9.3 0.1 1.3 3.8 2.94
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
1878 18 PRO NL 334.0 37 37 151 4.07 5.07 0.22 0.00 96.0 4.66 22 2.3 -0.6 4.8 56 .562 .514
1879 19 PRO NL 587.0 70 60 270 4.14 5.02 0.32 0.00 95.0 4.47 26 2.5 1.0 -0.5 7.4 84 .536 .516
1880 20 PRO NL 595.0 70 67 230 3.48 4.67 0.70 0.00 93.0 3.70 16 1.6 1.0 -0.6 6.6 73 .523 .510 $1,700
1881 21 PRO NL 330.0 39 35 183 4.99 5.07 -0.04 0.00 96.0 4.90 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.7 31 .495 .499 $1,700
1882 22 PRO NL 286.0 34 33 143 4.50 5.40 0.55 0.00 98.0 4.75 11 1.1 1.0 -0.3 3.5 39 .532 .507 $2,400
1883 23 NYG NL 277.0 34 25 165 5.36 5.83 0.18 0.00 99.0 5.59 13 1.2 1.0 -0.4 3.4 40 .534 .507 $3,000
1884 24 NYG NL 60.2 9 5 43 6.38 5.43 -0.03 0.00 102.0 5.57 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.1 1 .457 .498 $3,000
7 Seasons 2469.2 293 262 1185 4.32 5.10 0.35 0.00 95.8 4.55 82 8.1 1.0 -2.8 28.4 324 .528 .509 $11,800
PRO (5 yrs) 2132.0 250 232 977 4.12 4.99 0.38 0.00 95.2 4.39 74 7.4 1.0 -2.2 24.9 283 .529 .510 $5,800
NYG (2 yrs) 337.2 43 30 208 5.54 5.76 0.14 0.00 99.5 5.59 9 0.8 1.0 -0.5 3.5 41 .518 .505 $6,000

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
1878 PRO NL 18 P 37 334.0 112 23 74 15 4 .866 2.61 2.62 .888 2.31 2.32
1879 PRO NL 19 P 70 587.0 176 31 134 11 2 .938 2.53 2.36 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 PRO NL 19 3B 16 58 17 32 9 2 .845 3.06 .830 3.41
1879 PRO NL 19 OF 8 11 7 1 3 0 .727 1.00 .838 1.89 4-0-4
1880 PRO NL 20 P 70 595.0 179 43 133 3 1 .983 2.66 2.51 .912 2.27 2.23
1880 PRO NL 20 3B 25 111 30 69 12 4 .892 3.96 .856 3.47
1880 PRO NL 20 OF 2 4 1 1 2 0 .500 1.00 .855 1.85 0-0-2
1881 PRO NL 21 OF 40 80 57 14 9 0 .888 1.78 .871 2.06 0-4-36
1881 PRO NL 21 P 39 330.0 110 26 77 7 7 .936 2.81 2.64 .896 2.25 2.22
1881 PRO NL 21 SS 13 72 20 39 13 4 .819 4.54 .873 4.63
1882 PRO NL 22 OF 49 108 69 20 19 3 .824 1.82 .855 1.93 0-2-47
1882 PRO NL 22 P 34 286.0 97 18 73 6 4 .938 2.86 2.68 .906 2.18 2.16
1882 PRO NL 22 SS 4 36 18 12 6 1 .833 7.50 .852 4.47
1883 NYG NL 23 OF 56 170 118 28 24 2 .859 2.61 .849 1.96 0-45-11
1883 NYG NL 23 P 34 277.0 102 25 67 10 2 .902 2.99 2.71 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 NYG NL 23 3B 5 23 6 11 6 0 .739 3.40 .830 3.28
1883 NYG NL 23 SS 2 10 3 6 1 0 .900 4.50 .853 4.60
1883 NYG NL 23 2B 1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00 .890 6.20
1884 NYG NL 24 OF 59 137 103 13 21 2 .847 1.97 .867 1.79 0-59-0
1884 NYG NL 24 2B 47 307 95 177 35 17 .886 5.79 .890 5.78
1884 NYG NL 24 P 9 60.2 21 3 16 2 0 .905 2.82 2.11 .892 2.28 2.24
1885 NYG NL 25 SS 111 572 167 350 55 36 .904 4.66 .872 4.59
1886 NYG NL 26 SS 122 629 191 369 69 36 .890 4.59 .880 4.37
1887 NYG NL 27 SS 129 756 226 469 61 53 .919 5.39 .890 5.01
1888 NYG NL 28 SS 122 602 185 331 86 39 .857 4.23 .881 4.47
1889 NYG NL 29 SS 108 616 229 319 68 38 .890 5.07 .888 4.90
1889 NYG NL 29 2B 7 44 16 20 8 0 .818 5.14 .925 6.16
1890 BWW PL 30 SS 128 858 303 450 105 59 .878 5.88 .868 5.13
1891 BRO NL 31 SS 87 542 180 296 66 28 .878 5.47 .889 5.25
1891 BRO NL 31 2B 18 117 55 56 6 8 .949 6.17 .929 5.91
1892 BRO NL 32 2B 148 923 377 472 74 48 .920 5.74 .928 5.63
1893 NYG NL 33 2B 134 885 348 464 73 41 .918 6.06 .933 5.94
1894 NYG NL 34 2B 138 852 333 453 66 53 .923 5.70 .928 5.83
10 Seasons SS 826 4693 1522 2641 530 294 .887 5.04 .880 4.80
7 Seasons 2B 493 3135 1226 1646 263 167 .916 5.83 .926 5.80
7 Seasons P 293 2469.2 797 169 574 54 20 .932 2.71 2.54 .900 2.26 2.24
6 Seasons OF 214 510 355 77 78 7 .847 2.02 .858 1.92 4-110-100
3 Seasons 3B 46 192 53 112 27 6 .859 3.59 .845 3.43
17 Seasons TOT 1872 2469.2 9327 3325 5050 952 494 .898 2.71 4.47 .895 2.26 4.30 4-110-100
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
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 Veterans ( 3.8%)
1964 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1964
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1878 NL  4.8 (4th)
1879 NL  9.3 (3rd)
1880 NL  7.4 (2nd)
1883 NL  5.0 (9th)
1887 NL  6.6 (6th)
Career  64.0 (140th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1887 NL  6.6 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1887 NL  4.6 (5th)
1890 PL  3.3 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1885 NL  1.9 (3rd)
1886 NL  1.0 (9th)
1887 NL  2.7 (1st)
1894 NL  1.3 (3rd)
Career  10.4 (198th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1887 NL  .338 (4th)
1890 PL  .335 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1879 NL  83 (7th)
1880 NL  86 (2nd)
1881 NL  85 (1st)
1884 NL  113 (9th)
1885 NL  111 (8th)
1886 NL  122 (9th)
1887 NL  129 (1st)
1890 PL  128 (10th)
1893 NL  135 (1st)
1894 NL  138 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1879 NL  364 (7th)
1880 NL  356 (6th)
1881 NL  357 (7th)
1884 NL  482 (4th)
1885 NL  446 (7th)
1886 NL  491 (7th)
1887 NL  545 (1st)
1890 PL  561 (5th)
1892 NL  614 (7th)
1893 NL  588 (4th)
1894 NL  549 (10th)
Career  7,656 (182nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1879 NL  371 (8th)
1884 NL  510 (6th)
1887 NL  578 (4th)
1890 PL  614 (7th)
1892 NL  699 (3rd)
1893 NL  636 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1879 NL  71 (6th)
1884 NL  98 (9th)
1887 NL  114 (8th)
1890 PL  134 (4th)
1893 NL  129 (8th)
Career  1,410 (88th)

Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  104 (10th)
1887 NL  184 (2nd)
1890 PL  188 (3rd)
1893 NL  193 (5th)
Career  2,107 (222nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1893 NL  244 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1878 NL  4 (10th)
1885 NL  9 (10th)
Career  96 (175th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  1 (5th)
1879 NL  2 (5th)
1883 NL  7 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1881 NL  53 (4th)
1886 NL  81 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1886 NL  36 (7th)
1887 NL  111 (1st)
1889 NL  62 (4th)
1890 PL  63 (5th)
1891 NL  57 (5th)
1892 NL  88 (1st)
1893 NL  46 (9th)
Career  540 (29th)

Singles s c a p y
1879 NL  89 (4th)
1884 NL  101 (9th)
1886 NL  110 (9th)
1887 NL  162 (1st)
1888 NL  107 (8th)
1889 NL  125 (7th)
1890 PL  157 (1st)
1892 NL  146 (3rd)
1893 NL  155 (3rd)
Career  1,754 (99th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1887 NL  217 (5th)
1890 PL  241 (9th)
1892 NL  248 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1894 NL  20 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1887 NL  45.4 (5th)
1888 NL  39.2 (2nd)
1889 NL  68.4 (2nd)
1891 NL  44.1 (1st)
1892 NL  32.3 (5th)
1893 NL  117.6 (1st)
1894 NL  91.5 (3rd)
Career  23.5 (72nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1878 NL  138.0 (5th)
1879 NL  182.0 (10th)
1883 NL  54.3 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1879 NL  260 (10th)
1880 NL  275 (2nd)
1881 NL  270 (4th)
1882 NL  268 (8th)
1884 NL  360 (4th)
1885 NL  345 (3rd)
1886 NL  357 (5th)
1887 NL  361 (7th)
1893 NL  395 (7th)
1894 NL  423 (2nd)
Career  5,569 (219th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1878 NL  4.8 (3rd)
1879 NL  7.4 (4th)
1880 NL  6.6 (4th)
1881 NL  2.7 (10th)
1882 NL  3.5 (10th)
1883 NL  3.4 (10th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1878 NL  1.51 (1st)
1879 NL  2.15 (3rd)
1880 NL  1.74 (3rd)
1881 NL  2.13 (2nd)
1882 NL  2.55 (6th)
1883 NL  2.70 (8th)
Career  2.10 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1878 NL  22 (4th)
1879 NL  47 (1st)
1880 NL  39 (3rd)
1881 NL  18 (10th)
1882 NL  19 (8th)
Career  164 (207th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1878 NL  .629 (4th)
1879 NL  .712 (1st)
1880 NL  .619 (3rd)
1881 NL  .500 (9th)
1882 NL  .594 (4th)
1883 NL  .552 (8th)
Career  .614 (85th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1878 NL  1.024 (2nd)
1879 NL  1.034 (2nd)
1880 NL  0.918 (3rd)
1881 NL  1.148 (5th)
1882 NL  1.063 (7th)
1883 NL  1.116 (5th)
Career  1.043 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  8.299 (2nd)
1879 NL  8.755 (2nd)
1880 NL  7.578 (4th)
1881 NL  8.891 (5th)
1882 NL  8.434 (5th)
1883 NL  9.033 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  0.916 (6th)
1879 NL  0.552 (5th)
1880 NL  0.681 (3rd)
1881 NL  1.446 (6th)
1882 NL  1.133 (7th)
1883 NL  1.007 (6th)
Career  0.922 (11th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  3.126 (5th)
1879 NL  3.664 (4th)
1880 NL  3.479 (5th)
1881 NL  3.246 (3rd)
1883 NL  3.931 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1878 NL  37 (6th)
1879 NL  70 (2nd)
1880 NL  70 (3rd)
1881 NL  39 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1879 NL  1 (1st)
1880 NL  1 (5th)
1882 NL  1 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1878 NL  334.0 (6th)
1879 NL  587.0 (3rd)
1880 NL  595.0 (2nd)
1881 NL  330.0 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1878 NL  116 (5th)
1879 NL  239 (1st)
1880 NL  230 (4th)
1881 NL  119 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
1878 NL  37 (6th)
1879 NL  60 (4th)
1880 NL  67 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1878 NL  37 (5th)
1879 NL  58 (5th)
1880 NL  59 (3rd)
Career  245 (85th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1878 NL  6 (2nd)
1879 NL  2 (8th)
1880 NL  8 (1st)
1881 NL  3 (8th)
1882 NL  4 (3rd)
1883 NL  1 (10th)
Career  24 (187th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  3 (3rd)
1879 NL  5 (4th)
1880 NL  5 (6th)
1882 NL  6 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  34 (3rd)
1879 NL  36 (4th)
1880 NL  45 (6th)
1881 NL  53 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1878 NL  308 (6th)
1879 NL  571 (5th)
1880 NL  501 (7th)
1881 NL  326 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1878 NL  3.412 (5th)
1879 NL  6.639 (1st)
1880 NL  5.111 (2nd)
1881 NL  2.245 (4th)
1882 NL  2.000 (9th)
1883 NL  3.903 (4th)
Career  3.636 (13th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1878 NL  0.081 (8th)
1879 NL  0.077 (10th)
1880 NL  0.076 (6th)
1881 NL  0.055 (3rd)
1882 NL  0.189 (9th)
1883 NL  0.098 (3rd)
Career  0.095 (27th)

Losses s c a p y
1878 NL  13 (6th)
1879 NL  19 (7th)
1880 NL  24 (7th)
1881 NL  18 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  56 (7th)
1879 NL  140 (6th)
1880 NL  115 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1878 NL  26 (3rd)
1879 NL  29 (6th)
1880 NL  19 (7th)
1881 NL  32 (2nd)
1883 NL  19 (8th)
Career  144 (42nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1878 NL  1,365 (6th)
1879 NL  2,425 (3rd)
1880 NL  2,351 (4th)
1881 NL  1,398 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1879 NL  10 (1st)
1880 NL  4 (6th)
1881 NL  5 (1st)
1882 NL  1 (9th)
1883 NL  9 (1st)
1884 NL  3 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1878 NL  147 (1st)
1879 NL  112 (5th)
1880 NL  126 (5th)
1881 NL  124 (3rd)
1882 NL  110 (7th)
1883 NL  115 (9th)
Career  119 (134th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1878 NL  2.26 (5th)
1879 NL  2.22 (2nd)
1880 NL  2.10 (2nd)
1881 NL  2.53 (3rd)
1882 NL  2.91 (9th)
1883 NL  2.85 (5th)
Career  2.43 (14th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  21 (2nd)
1879 NL  24 (3rd)
1880 NL  32 (2nd)
1881 NL  9 (8th)
1882 NL  11 (7th)
1883 NL  11 (9th)
Career  106 (225th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1878 NL  2.1 (2nd)
1879 NL  2.2 (3rd)
1880 NL  3.2 (2nd)
1881 NL  0.9 (8th)
1882 NL  1.0 (7th)
1883 NL  0.9 (9th)

Assistss c a p y
1886 NL  369 (4th)
1887 NL  469 (2nd)
1890 PL  450 (2nd)
1893 NL  464 (3rd)
1894 NL  453 (4th)
Career  5,050 (88th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1886 NL  69 (5th)
1888 NL  86 (1st)
1889 NL  76 (3rd)
1890 PL  105 (3rd)
Career  952 (8th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1892 NL  148 (2nd)
1893 NL  134 (2nd)
1894 NL  138 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1892 NL  377 (3rd)
1893 NL  348 (5th)
1894 NL  333 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1892 NL  472 (2nd)
1893 NL  464 (1st)
1894 NL  453 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1892 NL  74 (1st)
1893 NL  73 (1st)
1894 NL  66 (2nd)
Career  263 (44th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  111 (1st)
1886 NL  122 (1st)
1887 NL  129 (1st)
1888 NL  122 (2nd)
1889 NL  108 (4th)
1890 PL  128 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  167 (1st)
1886 NL  191 (1st)
1887 NL  226 (1st)
1888 NL  185 (3rd)
1889 NL  229 (3rd)
1890 PL  303 (1st)
1891 NL  180 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  350 (3rd)
1886 NL  369 (2nd)
1887 NL  469 (2nd)
1888 NL  331 (4th)
1890 PL  450 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  55 (4th)
1886 NL  69 (2nd)
1887 NL  61 (2nd)
1888 NL  86 (1st)
1889 NL  68 (1st)
1890 PL  105 (2nd)
1891 NL  66 (5th)
Career  530 (22nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  36 (1st)
1886 NL  36 (2nd)
1887 NL  53 (2nd)
1888 NL  39 (2nd)
1890 PL  59 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1883 NL  28 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1879 NL  70 (2nd)
1880 NL  70 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1878 NL  23 (3rd)
1879 NL  31 (4th)
1880 NL  43 (1st)
1881 NL  26 (4th)
1883 NL  25 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1879 NL  134 (3rd)
1880 NL  133 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1878 NL  15 (3rd)
1879 NL  11 (5th)
Career  54 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1892 NL  5.74 (4th)
1893 NL  6.06 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1886 NL  4.59 (2nd)
1887 NL  5.39 (2nd)
1889 NL  5.07 (3rd)
1890 PL  5.88 (2nd)
1891 NL  5.47 (3rd)
Career  5.04 (63rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1885 NL  .904 (2nd)
1886 NL  .890 (3rd)
1887 NL  .919 (1st)
1888 NL  .857 (5th)
1889 NL  .890 (5th)
1890 PL  .878 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1883 NL  2.61 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1878 NL  2.61 (3rd)
1880 NL  2.66 (3rd)
1881 NL  2.81 (3rd)
1882 NL  2.86 (3rd)
1883 NL  2.99 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1878 NL  2.62 (3rd)
1880 NL  2.51 (2nd)
1881 NL  2.64 (3rd)
1882 NL  2.68 (3rd)
1883 NL  2.71 (2nd)
Career  2.54 (70th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1879 NL  .938 (4th)
1880 NL  .983 (2nd)
1881 NL  .936 (4th)
1882 NL  .938 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1878 NL  born 1860-03-03 (1st)
1879 NL  born 1860-03-03 (2nd)
1880 NL  born 1860-03-03 (6th)
1881 NL  born 1860-03-03 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (292), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Pitching - 22 (85), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 92 (258), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 142 (106), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 42 (457), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Pitching - 92 (119), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 28 (389), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 43 (61), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (57th), 35.6 career WAR/24.7 7yr-peak WAR/30.1 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1880 20 Providence Grays $1,700 ? B. DiSalvatore, A Clever BaseBallist 130
1881 21 Providence Grays $1,700 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1882 22 Providence Grays $2,400 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1883 23 New York Gothams $3,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1884 24 New York Gothams $3,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1885 25 New York Giants $3,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1886 26 New York Giants $3,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1887 27 New York Giants $3,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide
1888 28 New York Giants $4,000 ? 1890 Spalding Guide D. Pearson, Baseball in 1889, p. 36: $4,200
1889 29 New York Giants $4,250 ? 1890 Spalding Guide D. Pearson, Baseball in 1889, p. 36: $4,200
1891 31 Brooklyn Grooms $7,000 ? B. DiSalvatore, A Clever BaseBallist 342 Player-manager
1894 34 New York Giants $5,000 ? Voigt, The League That Failed, p. 59 Player/manager
Career to date (may be incomplete)$41,050
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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Japanese: モンテ・ウォード 統計
Korean: 존 몽고메리 워드 통계
sh: John Montgomery Ward

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