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Doc Watson

Charles John Watson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 30, 1885 in Carroll County, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1913 (Age 28)
Rookie Status: Lost 1914 [*]
Teams (by GP): Terriers/Chi-Feds/Cubs 1913-1915

Final Game: September 21, 1915 (Age 30)
Died: December 30, 1949 in San Diego, CA
Cremated
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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
1913 28 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 40 333 4.67 1.556 8.0 0.0 6.0 1.0 0.17
1914 29 TOT FL 12 12 .500 2.01 35 25 8 14 5 1 228.0 186 68 51 3 73 87 7 1 1 889 150 2.90 1.136 7.3 0.1 2.9 3.4 1.19
1914 29 CHI FL 9 8 .529 2.04 26 18 6 10 3 1 172.0 145 50 39 2 49 69 3 0 0 667 143 2.69 1.128 7.6 0.1 2.6 3.6 1.41
1914 29 SLM FL 3 4 .429 1.93 9 7 2 4 2 0 56.0 41 18 12 1 24 18 4 1 1 222 173 3.53 1.161 6.6 0.2 3.9 2.9 0.75
1915 30 SLM FL 9 9 .500 3.98 33 20 8 6 0 0 135.2 132 66 60 1 58 45 4 0 3 546 80 3.21 1.400 8.8 0.1 3.8 3.0 0.78
3 Yrs 22 21 .512 2.70 69 46 16 21 5 1 372.2 326 136 112 4 137 133 12 1 4 1475 114 3.06 1.242 7.9 0.1 3.3 3.2 0.97
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .512 2.70 41 27 9 12 3 1 220 193 80 66 2 81 79 7 1 2 872 114 3.06 1.242 7.9 0.1 3.3 3.2 0.97
SLM (2 yrs) 12 13 .480 3.38 42 27 10 10 2 0 191.2 173 84 72 2 82 63 8 1 4 768 96 3.30 1.330 8.1 0.1 3.9 3.0 0.77
CHI (1 yr) 9 8 .529 2.04 26 18 6 10 3 1 172.0 145 50 39 2 49 69 3 0 0 667 143 2.69 1.128 7.6 0.1 2.6 3.6 1.41
CHC (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 40 333 4.67 1.556 8.0 0.0 6.0 1.0 0.17
FL (2 yrs) 21 21 .500 2.75 68 45 16 20 5 1 363.2 318 134 111 4 131 132 11 1 4 1435 112 3.02 1.235 7.9 0.1 3.2 3.3 1.01
NL (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 1.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 40 333 4.67 1.556 8.0 0.0 6.0 1.0 0.17

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
1913 28 CHC NL 9.0 1 1 2 2.00 4.07 -0.01 0.00 99.0 4.04 2 0.3 -0.0 0.3 3 .756 .502
1914 29 CHI FL 172.0 26 18 50 2.62 4.13 0.32 0.00 92.0 3.51 15 1.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 23 .567 .511
1914 29 SLM FL 56.0 9 7 18 2.89 4.17 -0.38 0.00 105.0 4.77 11 1.3 1.0 -0.0 1.6 14 .650 .508
1915 30 SLM FL 135.2 33 20 66 4.38 3.83 0.14 0.00 105.0 3.88 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .475 .495
3 Seasons 372.2 69 46 136 3.28 4.02 0.14 0.00 98.9 3.85 21 2.5 1.0 -0.2 4.0 37 .537 .503
SLM (2 yrs) 191.2 42 27 84 3.94 3.93 -0.01 0.00 105.0 4.14 4 0.5 1.0 -0.1 1.3 11 .512 .498
CHI (1 yr) 172.0 26 18 50 2.62 4.13 0.32 0.00 92.0 3.51 15 1.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 23 .567 .511
CHC (1 yr) 9.0 1 1 2 2.00 4.07 -0.01 0.00 99.0 4.04 2 0.3 -0.0 0.3 3 .756 .502

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
1913 28 CHC NL 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0 0 0 1 /1
1914 29 TOT FL 35 79 70 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 4 30 .100 .149 .114 .263 -23 8 0 7 1
1914 29 CHI FL 26 60 54 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 23 .093 .125 .111 .236 -31 6 0 6 1
1914 29 SLM FL 9 19 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 .125 .222 .125 .347 -1 2 0 1 /1
1915 30 SLM FL 33 44 40 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 .125 .146 .125 .271 -22 5 0 2 1
3 Yrs 69 127 112 8 12 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 46 .107 .153 .116 .269 -22 13 0 10
162 Game Avg. 162 298 263 19 28 2 0 0 12 0 14 108 .107 .153 .116 .269 -22 31 0 23
SLM (2 yrs) 42 63 56 4 7 0 0 0 2 0 3 22 .125 .169 .125 .294 -15 7 0 3
CHI (1 yr) 26 60 54 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 23 .093 .125 .111 .236 -31 6 0 6
CHC (1 yr) 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0 0 0 1
FL (2 yrs) 68 123 110 7 12 1 0 0 5 0 5 45 .109 .148 .118 .266 -23 13 0 9
NL (1 yr) 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0 0 0 1

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
1913 28 CHC NL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1914 29 CHI FL 26 60 -10 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .481 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1914 29 SLM FL 9 19 -2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1915 30 SLM FL 33 44 -7 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1
3 Seasons 69 127 -19 0 0 0 10 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .487 .498 -0.9 0.0 -8
SLM (2 yrs) 42 63 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4
CHI (1 yr) 26 60 -10 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .481 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4
CHC (1 yr) 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .506 .500 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 Awards
1913 CHC NL 28 P 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.60 2.60
1914 TOT FL 29 P 35 24 14 228.0 69 7 60 2 0 .971 2.64 1.91 .947 3.04 3.00
1914 CHI FL 29 P 26 17 10 172.0 54 3 49 2 0 .963 2.72 2.00 .947 3.04 3.00
1914 SLM FL 29 P 9 7 4 56.0 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 2.41 1.67 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 SLM FL 30 P 33 20 6 135.2 28 2 24 2 1 .929 1.72 0.79 .956 3.08 3.05
3 Seasons P 69 44 20 372.2 97 9 84 4 1 .959 2.25 1.35 .950 3.04 3.02
3 Seasons TOT 69 44 20 372.2 97 9 84 4 1 .959 2.25 1.35 .950 3.04 3.02
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1914 FL  4.0 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1914 FL  2.01 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1914 FL  1.136 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 FL  7.342 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1914 FL  5 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1914 FL  0.118 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1914 FL  150 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1914 FL  26 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1914 FL  2.9 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1725), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2027), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1399th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Charles Doc John Watson

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