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Piggy Ward

Frank Gray Ward

Positions: Rightfielder, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: April 16, 1867 in Chambersburg, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1883 (Age 16.057, 645th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1892 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/Reds/Quakers/Pirates 1883-1894

Last Game: September 30, 1894 (Age 27.167)
Died: October 23, 1912 in Hollidaysburg, PA
Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA
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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
1883 16 PHI NL 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /5
1889 22 PHI NL 7 25 25 0 4 1 0 0 4 1 0 7 .160 .160 .200 .360 -3 5 0 /4O
1891 24 PIT NL 6 22 18 3 6 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 .333 .455 .333 .788 135 6 1 /O
1892 25 BLN NL 56 221 186 28 54 6 5 1 33 10 31 18 .290 .403 .392 .795 137 73 4 O/462
1893 26 TOT NL 53 248 199 55 54 5 4 0 15 31 42 12 .271 .415 .337 .752 99 67 7 O/3
1893 26 BLN NL 11 55 49 11 12 1 3 0 5 4 5 2 .245 .327 .388 .715 89 19 1 /O3
1893 26 CIN NL 42 193 150 44 42 4 1 0 10 27 37 10 .280 .440 .320 .760 102 48 6 O/3
1894 27 WHS NL 98 442 347 86 105 11 7 0 36 41 80 31 .303 .446 .375 .821 103 130 10 5 4O/65
6 Yrs 221 963 780 172 223 23 16 1 90 86 156 73 .286 .419 .360 .779 106 281 22 5
162 Game Avg. 162 706 572 126 163 17 12 1 66 114 54 .286 .419 .360 .779 106 206
PHI (2 yrs) 8 30 30 0 4 1 0 0 4 1 0 9 .133 .133 .167 .300 -17 5 0
BLN (2 yrs) 67 276 235 39 66 7 8 1 38 14 36 20 .281 .388 .391 .779 127 92 5
CIN (1 yr) 42 193 150 44 42 4 1 0 10 27 37 10 .280 .440 .320 .760 102 48 6
PIT (1 yr) 6 22 18 3 6 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 .333 .455 .333 .788 135 6 1
WHS (1 yr) 98 442 347 86 105 11 7 0 36 41 80 31 .303 .446 .375 .821 103 130 10 5

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
1883 16 PHI NL 1 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .379 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1889 22 PHI NL 7 25 -4 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .435 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /4O
1891 24 PIT NL 6 22 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .517 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /O
1892 25 BLN NL 56 221 10 -1 0 -4 -2 3 0.3 8 11 1.1 .505 .502 1.5 -0.6 15 O/462
1893 26 BLN NL 11 55 -1 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 2 -1 -0.0 .483 .499 0.1 -0.1 0 /O3
1893 26 CIN NL 42 193 5 2 0 -2 -2 3 0.2 7 9 0.8 .505 .501 1.0 -0.3 11 O/3
1894 27 WHS NL 98 442 12 2 0 -8 1 7 0.5 15 22 1.9 .505 .503 2.5 -0.5 30 4O/65
6 Seasons 221 963 22 4 0 -16 -4 5 0.2 33 38 3.5 .502 .502 4.8 -1.7 54
PHI (2 yrs) 8 30 -6 0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .428 .497 -0.4 -0.1 -4
BLN (2 yrs) 67 276 9 -0 0 -5 -3 1 0.1 9 10 1.0 .502 .501 1.5 -0.7 15
CIN (1 yr) 42 193 5 2 0 -2 -2 3 0.2 7 9 0.8 .505 .501 1.0 -0.3 11
PIT (1 yr) 6 22 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .517 .501 0.2 -0.0 2
WHS (1 yr) 98 442 12 2 0 -8 1 7 0.5 15 22 1.9 .505 .503 2.5 -0.5 30

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
1883 PHI NL 16 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .830 3.30
1889 PHI NL 22 2B 6 33 12 16 5 0 .848 4.67 .925 6.15
1889 PHI NL 22 OF 1 3 1 0 2 0 .333 1.00 .910 2.00 0-1-0
1891 PIT NL 24 OF 5 6 5 0 1 0 .833 1.00 .912 1.92 5-0-0
1892 BLN NL 25 OF 43 74 53 13 8 4 .892 1.53 .912 1.89 0-0-43
1892 BLN NL 25 2B 7 33 16 15 2 2 .939 4.43 .928 5.63
1892 BLN NL 25 SS 5 27 5 16 6 1 .778 4.20 .897 5.36
1892 BLN NL 25 C 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .936 5.90 0 3 0 0% 37%
1893 TOT NL 26 OF 49 104 78 9 17 4 .837 1.78 .915 2.18 10-0-39
1893 TOT NL 26 1B 3 24 22 0 2 0 .917 7.33 .978 10.60
1893 BLN NL 26 OF 9 29 24 1 4 0 .862 2.78 .915 2.18 9-0-0
1893 BLN NL 26 1B 2 22 20 0 2 0 .909 10.00 .978 10.60
1893 CIN NL 26 OF 40 75 54 8 13 4 .827 1.55 .915 2.18 1-0-39
1893 CIN NL 26 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 10.60
1894 WHS NL 27 2B 79 449 167 237 45 21 .900 5.11 .928 5.83
1894 WHS NL 27 OF 12 26 22 1 3 1 .885 1.92 .915 2.30 6-3-3
1894 WHS NL 27 SS 3 15 5 7 3 0 .800 4.00 .897 5.73
1894 WHS NL 27 3B 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .877 3.50
5 Seasons OF 110 213 159 23 31 9 .854 1.65 .914 2.07 21-4-85
3 Seasons 2B 92 515 195 268 52 23 .899 5.03 .928 5.84
2 Seasons SS 8 42 10 23 9 1 .786 4.13 .897 5.50
1 Season 1B 3 24 22 0 2 0 .917 7.33 .978 10.60
2 Seasons 3B 2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 2.00 .858 3.40
1 Season C 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .936 5.90 0 3 0 0% 37%
6 Seasons TOT 216 809 397 317 95 33 .883 3.31 .924 3.95 21-4-85 0 3 0 0% 37%
Lg 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
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

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1894 NL  80 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1894 NL  10 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1883 NL  born 1867-04-16 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (318th), 3.5 career WAR/3.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Frank Gray Piggy Ward

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