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Curt Welch

Curtis Benton Welch

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 10, 1862 in Williamsport, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1884 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Browns/Athletics/Orioles/BlueStockings/Reds/... 1884-1893

Final Game: May 23, 1893 (Age 31)
Died: August 29, 1896 in East Liverpool, OH
Buried: St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, East Liverpool, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1014. Freddie Freeman… #1015. Tony Clark… #1016. Aaron Rowand… #1017. CURT WELCH… #1018. Lyle Overbay… #1019. Glenn Beckert… #1020. Harry Rice… 

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
1884 22 TOL AA 109 439 425 61 95 24 5 0 10 .224 .248 .304 .552 77 129 4 *O/423
1885 23 STL AA 112 462 432 84 117 18 8 3 69 23 .271 .318 .370 .689 112 160 7 *O
1886 24 STL AA 138 606 563 114 158 31 13 2 95 59 29 .281 .332 .393 .724 124 221 14 *O/4
1887 25 STL AA 131 580 544 98 151 32 7 3 108 89 25 21 .278 .322 .379 .701 87 206 11 *O/43
1888 26 PHA AA 136 611 549 125 155 22 8 1 61 95 33 37 .282 .355 .357 .712 130 196 29 *O/4
1889 27 PHA AA 125 602 516 134 140 39 6 0 39 66 67 30 .271 .375 .370 .746 116 191 19 *O
1890 28 TOT AA 122 556 464 116 115 25 4 2 45 72 58 .248 .372 .332 .704 107 154 34 *O/31
1890 28 PHA AA 103 477 396 100 106 21 4 2 40 64 49 .268 .392 .356 .748 121 141 32 *O/1
1890 28 BAL AA 19 79 68 16 9 4 0 0 5 8 9 .132 .253 .191 .444 27 13 2 O/3
1891 29 BAL AA 132 627 514 122 138 22 10 3 55 50 77 42 .268 .400 .368 .768 120 189 36 *O4/6
1892 30 TOT NL 88 391 331 56 75 1 5 2 29 21 43 17 .227 .345 .278 .623 87 92 17 O
1892 30 BLN NL 63 284 237 42 56 1 3 1 22 14 36 9 .236 .363 .278 .641 92 66 11 O
1892 30 CIN NL 25 107 94 14 19 0 2 1 7 7 7 8 .202 .299 .277 .576 75 26 6 O
1893 31 LOU NL 14 65 47 5 8 1 0 0 2 1 16 4 .170 .400 .191 .591 65 9 2 O
10 Yrs 1107 4939 4385 915 1152 215 66 16 503 453 381 151 .263 .345 .353 .698 108 1547 173
162 Game Avg. 162 723 642 134 169 31 10 2 74 56 .263 .345 .353 .698 108 226 25
PHA (3 yrs) 364 1690 1461 359 401 82 18 3 140 225 149 67 .274 .373 .361 .734 122 528 80
BLN (3 yrs) 214 990 819 180 203 27 13 4 82 72 122 51 .248 .378 .327 .705 104 268 49
STL (3 yrs) 381 1648 1539 296 426 81 28 8 272 148 77 21 .277 .325 .381 .706 106 587 32
LOU (1 yr) 14 65 47 5 8 1 0 0 2 1 16 4 .170 .400 .191 .591 65 9 2
TOL (1 yr) 109 439 425 61 95 24 5 0 10 .224 .248 .304 .552 77 129 4
CIN (1 yr) 25 107 94 14 19 0 2 1 7 7 7 8 .202 .299 .277 .576 75 26 6
AA (8 yrs) 1005 4483 4007 854 1069 213 61 14 472 431 322 130 .267 .345 .361 .706 110 1446 154
NL (2 yrs) 102 456 378 61 83 2 5 2 31 22 59 21 .220 .353 .267 .620 84 101 19

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
1884 22 TOL AA 109 439 -12 0 0 13 -6 -4 -0.7 9 5 0.3 .496 .497 -0.7 0.5 -8 *O/423
1885 23 STL AA 112 462 5 0 0 13 -6 12 1.1 10 22 2.2 .510 .507 1.0 0.7 9 *O
1886 24 STL AA 138 606 13 5 0 13 -7 24 2.0 13 36 3.4 .515 .513 2.2 0.5 23 $1,800 *O/4
1887 25 STL AA 131 580 -16 3 0 13 -7 -6 -0.3 12 6 0.9 .496 .497 -0.2 0.6 -6 *O/43
1888 26 PHA AA 136 611 23 4 0 8 -7 28 2.6 12 40 3.9 .519 .516 3.0 0.1 32 *O/4
1889 27 PHA AA 125 602 20 4 0 7 -7 24 1.9 12 36 3.2 .516 .512 2.5 0.1 29 *O
1890 28 PHA AA 103 477 16 4 0 2 -6 16 1.3 11 27 2.5 .514 .509 2.4 -0.4 25 *O/1
1890 28 BAL AA 19 79 -7 0 0 2 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.5 0.1 -5 O/3
1891 29 BAL AA 132 627 22 2 0 10 -6 28 2.4 14 42 3.9 .518 .515 2.9 0.5 32 *O4/6
1892 30 BLN NL 63 284 1 -1 0 -5 -3 -8 -0.8 9 2 0.2 .489 .496 0.7 -0.8 7 O
1892 30 CIN NL 25 107 -2 0 0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.0 0.1 0 O
1893 31 LOU NL 14 65 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 O
10 Seasons 1107 4939 65 21 0 78 -58 106 8.9 111 217 20.5 .508 .507 13.6 1.8 139 $1,800
PHA (3 yrs) 364 1690 59 12 0 17 -20 68 5.8 35 104 9.5 .516 .513 7.9 -0.2 87
BLN (3 yrs) 214 990 17 2 0 7 -10 15 1.2 25 41 3.8 .506 .508 3.2 -0.3 34
STL (3 yrs) 381 1648 3 8 0 39 -20 30 2.8 35 65 6.6 .507 .506 3.0 1.8 26 $1,800
LOU (1 yr) 14 65 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 -0.1 1
TOL (1 yr) 109 439 -12 0 0 13 -6 -4 -0.7 9 5 0.3 .496 .497 -0.7 0.5 -8
CIN (1 yr) 25 107 -2 0 0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.0 0.1 0

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
1885 23 STL AA WS CHC T 0 27 27 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .148 .259 .407 7 0
1886 24 STL AA WS CHC W 0 23 20 7 7 2 0 0 1 2 3 4 .350 .435 .450 .885 9 0
1887 25 STL AA WS DTN L 0 58 58 6 12 3 1 1 8 1 0 2 .207 .207 .345 .552 20 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 108 105 18 23 6 2 1 9 3 3 6 .219 .241 .343 .584 36 0
3 WS 0 108 105 18 23 6 2 1 9 3 3 6 .219 .241 .343 .584 36 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1890 28 PHA AA 0 0 54.00 0.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 6 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 10 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1 Yr 0 0 54.00 0.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 6 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 10 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 54.00 0.92 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 408 408 408 0 0 68 0 0 0 612 10 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

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
1890 28 PHA AA 1.0 1 0 6 54.00 5.63 -1.28 0.00 99.0 6.84 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .192 .498
1 Season 1.0 1 0 6 54.00 5.63 -1.28 0.00 99.0 6.84 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .192 .498

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
1884 TOL AA 22 OF 107 260 207 24 29 3 .888 2.16 .847 1.64 1-106-0
1884 TOL AA 22 2B 2 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1.50 .903 6.00
1884 TOL AA 22 C 2 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.00 .913 7.45 1 0 0
1884 TOL AA 22 1B 1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 5.00 .958 10.60
1885 STL AA 23 OF 112 276 236 25 15 5 .946 2.33 .879 1.87 0-112-0
1886 STL AA 24 OF 138 332 297 19 16 4 .952 2.29 .877 1.79 0-138-0
1886 STL AA 24 2B 2 5 3 0 2 1 .600 1.50 .908 6.05
1887 STL AA 25 OF 123 388 336 29 23 7 .941 2.97 .898 2.04 0-123-0
1887 STL AA 25 2B 8 51 21 18 12 3 .765 4.88 .906 6.04
1887 STL AA 25 1B 1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 13.00 .971 9.90
1888 PHA AA 26 OF 135 310 272 23 15 6 .952 2.19 .907 1.83 0-135-0
1888 PHA AA 26 2B 3 11 5 2 4 0 .636 2.33 .916 5.63
1889 PHA AA 27 OF 125 338 282 30 26 10 .923 2.50 .903 2.00 0-125-0
1890 TOT AA 28 OF 120 310 260 27 23 8 .926 2.39 .916 1.82 0-120-0
1890 PHA AA 28 OF 103 271 225 24 22 7 .919 2.42 .916 1.82 0-103-0
1890 PHA AA 28 P 1 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.00 2.00 .905 1.80 2.10
1890 BAL AA 28 OF 17 39 35 3 1 1 .974 2.24 .916 1.82 0-17-0
1890 BAL AA 28 1B 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 .973 10.30
1891 BAL AA 29 OF 113 296 258 22 16 4 .946 2.48 .908 1.88 1-112-0
1891 BAL AA 29 2B 21 135 48 79 8 14 .941 6.05 .914 5.36
1891 BAL AA 29 SS 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 5.15
1892 TOT NL 30 OF 88 214 189 6 19 2 .911 2.22 .912 1.89 1-88-0
1892 BLN NL 30 OF 63 147 129 4 14 1 .905 2.11 .912 1.89 0-63-0
1892 CIN NL 30 OF 25 67 60 2 5 1 .925 2.48 .912 1.89 1-25-0
1893 LOU NL 31 OF 14 34 29 2 3 0 .912 2.21 .915 2.18 14-0-0
10 Seasons OF 1075 2758 2366 207 185 49 .933 2.39 .895 1.87 17-1059-0
5 Seasons 2B 36 205 77 102 26 19 .873 4.97 .912 5.61
3 Seasons 1B 4 28 27 0 1 0 .964 6.75 .969 10.28
1 Season C 2 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.00 .913 7.45 1 0 0
1 Season SS 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .880 5.15
1 Season P 1 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.00 2.00 .905 1.80 2.10
10 Seasons TOT 1120 1.0 2998 2470 315 213 68 .929 18.00 2.49 .897 1.80 2.03 17-1059-0 1 0 0
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1888 AA  3.9 (6th)
1889 AA  3.1 (10th)
1891 AA  3.9 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1888 AA  .355 (9th)
1891 AA  .400 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1886 AA  .393 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1885 AA  112 (1st)
1886 AA  138 (7th)
1888 AA  136 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1886 AA  563 (9th)
1888 AA  549 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1886 AA  606 (9th)
1888 AA  611 (4th)
1891 AA  627 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1885 AA  84 (10th)
1886 AA  114 (7th)
1888 AA  125 (4th)
1889 AA  134 (9th)
1890 AA  116 (5th)
1891 AA  122 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1886 AA  158 (7th)
1888 AA  155 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1886 AA  221 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1884 AA  24 (6th)
1885 AA  18 (10th)
1886 AA  31 (3rd)
1887 AA  32 (8th)
1888 AA  22 (9th)
1889 AA  39 (1st)
1890 AA  25 (10th)
1891 AA  22 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1885 AA  69 (7th)
1886 AA  95 (3rd)
1887 AA  108 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1891 AA  77 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1886 AA  59 (3rd)
1887 AA  89 (7th)
1888 AA  95 (3rd)
1889 AA  66 (7th)
1890 AA  72 (4th)
1891 AA  50 (8th)
Career  453 (51st)

Singles s c a p y
1888 AA  124 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1886 AA  70 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1886 AA  46 (3rd)
1889 AA  45 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1888 AA  217 (4th)
1891 AA  251 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1885 AA  7 (7th)
1886 AA  14 (3rd)
1887 AA  11 (6th)
1888 AA  29 (1st)
1889 AA  19 (2nd)
1890 AA  34 (1st)
1891 AA  36 (1st)
1892 NL  17 (2nd)
Career  173 (13th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1887 AA  393 (9th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1884 AA  107 (4th)
1885 AA  112 (1st)
1886 AA  138 (2nd)
1888 AA  135 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1884 AA  207 (1st)
1885 AA  236 (1st)
1886 AA  297 (1st)
1887 AA  336 (1st)
1888 AA  272 (3rd)
1889 AA  282 (5th)
1890 AA  260 (2nd)
1891 AA  258 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1885 AA  25 (3rd)
1887 AA  29 (2nd)
1888 AA  23 (5th)
1890 AA  27 (2nd)
Career  207 (46th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1890 AA  23 (5th)
Career  185 (41st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1885 AA  5 (3rd)
1887 AA  7 (3rd)
1888 AA  6 (4th)
1889 AA  10 (2nd)
1890 AA  8 (1st)
Career  49 (33rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1884 AA  2.16 (2nd)
1885 AA  2.33 (1st)
1886 AA  2.29 (1st)
1887 AA  2.97 (1st)
1889 AA  2.50 (3rd)
1890 AA  2.39 (2nd)
1891 AA  2.48 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1885 AA  .946 (1st)
1886 AA  .952 (1st)
1887 AA  .941 (2nd)
1888 AA  .952 (3rd)
1889 AA  .923 (5th)
1891 AA  .946 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (540), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 74 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 25 (697), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1181), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (125th), 20.5 career WAR/19.7 7yr-peak WAR/20.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
188624St. Louis Browns$1,80012/2/85 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,800
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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