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Milt Watson

Milton Robert Watson (Mule)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 10, 1890 in Flovilla, GA (All Transactions)
Debut: July 26, 1916 (Age 26.198)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies 1916-1919

Final Game: June 16, 1919 (Age 29.157)
Died: April 10, 1962 in Pine Bluff, AR
Buried: Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, AR
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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
1916 26 STL NL 4 6 .400 3.06 18 13 5 5 2 0 103.0 109 51 35 3 33 27 4 0 1 436 86 3.25 1.379 9.5 0.3 2.9 2.4 0.82
1917 27 STL NL 10 13 .435 3.51 41 20 9 5 3 0 161.1 149 74 63 3 51 45 9 0 1 667 76 3.06 1.240 8.3 0.2 2.8 2.5 0.88
1918 28 PHI NL 5 7 .417 3.43 23 11 8 6 0 0 112.2 126 51 43 1 36 29 2 1 4 490 87 2.84 1.438 10.1 0.1 2.9 2.3 0.81
1919 29 PHI NL 2 4 .333 5.17 8 4 2 3 0 0 47.0 51 30 27 2 19 12 2 0 2 210 63 3.87 1.489 9.8 0.4 3.6 2.3 0.63
4 Yrs 21 30 .412 3.57 90 48 24 19 5 0 424.0 435 206 168 9 139 113 17 1 8 1803 79 3.14 1.354 9.2 0.2 3.0 2.4 0.81
162 Game Avg. 10 15 .412 3.57 44 24 12 9 2 0 209 214 102 83 4 68 56 8 0 4 888 79 3.14 1.354 9.2 0.2 3.0 2.4 0.81
PHI (2 yrs) 7 11 .389 3.95 31 15 10 9 0 0 159.2 177 81 70 3 55 41 4 1 6 700 78 3.15 1.453 10.0 0.2 3.1 2.3 0.75
STL (2 yrs) 14 19 .424 3.34 59 33 14 10 5 0 264.1 258 125 98 6 84 72 13 0 2 1103 80 3.13 1.294 8.8 0.2 2.9 2.5 0.86
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
1916 26 STL NL 102.0 18 13 51 4.50 3.62 -0.25 0.00 98.5 3.80 -8 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .445 .494
1917 27 STL NL 160.2 41 20 74 4.15 3.56 0.27 0.00 98.6 3.25 -17 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -5 .452 .488
1918 28 PHI NL 112.2 23 11 51 4.07 3.77 -0.06 0.00 108.9 4.17 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.0 9 .506 .501
1919 29 PHI NL 47.0 8 4 30 5.74 3.82 -0.38 0.00 106.3 4.47 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -3 .410 .496
4 Seasons 422.1 90 48 206 4.39 3.66 -0.01 0.00 102.2 3.76 -30 -3.5 1.0 -0.3 -0.3 -2 .461 .493
PHI (2 yrs) 159.2 31 15 81 4.57 3.78 -0.15 0.00 108.1 4.26 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 0.6 5 .481 .500
STL (2 yrs) 262.2 59 33 125 4.28 3.58 0.07 0.00 98.6 3.46 -25 -3.0 1.0 -0.2 -0.9 -7 .450 .490

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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
1916 26 STL NL 18 34 32 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 .219 .242 .219 .461 43 7 1 1 1
1917 27 STL NL 41 51 51 5 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 15 .098 .098 .118 .216 -33 6 0 0 1
1918 28 PHI NL 23 41 40 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 .075 .075 .075 .150 -56 3 0 1 1
1919 29 PHI NL 8 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 -63 1 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 90 142 139 5 16 1 0 0 3 0 0 37 .115 .121 .122 .244 -26 17 1 2
162 Game Avg. 162 256 250 9 29 2 0 0 5 0 0 67 .115 .121 .122 .244 -26 31 2 4
PHI (2 yrs) 31 57 56 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 .071 .071 .071 .143 -58 4 0 1
STL (2 yrs) 59 85 83 5 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 24 .145 .155 .157 .311 -3 13 1 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
1916 26 STL NL 18 34 -2 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1917 27 STL NL 41 51 -7 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 1
1918 28 PHI NL 23 41 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.6 0 -4 -0.6 .476 .497 -0.6 -0.0 -4 1
1919 29 PHI NL 8 16 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /1
4 Seasons 90 142 -19 0 0 0 10 -9 -1.2 0 -9 -1.2 .487 .498 -1.2 -0.0 -9
PHI (2 yrs) 31 57 -10 0 0 0 4 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .475 .497 -0.8 -0.0 -6
STL (2 yrs) 59 85 -9 0 0 0 6 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3

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
1916 STL NL 26 P 18 13 5 103.0 35 4 26 5 1 .857 2.62 1.67 .959 2.67 2.67
1917 STL NL 27 P 41 20 5 161.1 60 3 55 2 2 .967 3.24 1.41 .961 2.85 2.86
1918 PHI NL 28 P 23 11 6 112.2 33 0 31 2 1 .939 2.48 1.35 .965 2.93 2.94
1919 PHI NL 29 P 8 4 3 47.0 18 0 17 1 0 .944 3.26 2.13 .960 2.93 2.92
4 Seasons P 90 48 19 424.0 146 7 129 10 4 .932 2.89 1.51 .961 2.84 2.85
4 Seasons TOT 90 48 19 424.0 146 7 129 10 4 .932 2.89 1.51 .961 2.84 2.85
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

Games Played s c a p y
1917 NL  41 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1918 NL  4 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1917 NL  9 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1916 NL  5 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (3243rd), -1.5 career WAR/-1.5 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Milton Milt Mule Robert Watson

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