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Mickey Welch

Michael Francis Welch (Smiling Mickey)

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 4, 1859 in Brooklyn, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1880 (Age 20.302)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1880 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Gothams/Trojans 1880-1892

Final Game: May 17, 1892 (Age 32.318)
Died: July 30, 1941 in Concord, NH
Buried: Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1973.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 1, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #188. Jerry Reuss… #189. Justin Verlander… #190. Sal Maglie… #191. MICKEY WELCH… #192. Matt Cain… #193. Cliff Lee… #194. Bill Donovan… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1880 20 TRO NL 34 30 .531 2.54 65 64 1 64 4 0 574.0 575 321 162 7 80 123 0 26 2387 98 2.68 1.141 9.0 0.1 1.3 1.9 1.54
1881 21 TRO NL 21 18 .538 2.67 40 40 0 40 4 0 368.0 371 186 109 7 78 104 0 11 1534 109 3.00 1.220 9.1 0.2 1.9 2.5 1.33
1882 22 TRO NL 14 16 .467 3.46 33 33 0 30 5 0 281.0 334 221 108 7 62 53 0 15 1256 82 3.37 1.409 10.7 0.2 2.0 1.7 0.85
1883 23 NYG NL 25 23 .521 2.73 54 52 2 46 4 0 426.0 431 271 129 11 66 144 0 27 1829 114 3.38 1.167 9.1 0.2 1.4 3.0 2.18
1884 24 NYG NL 39 21 .650 2.50 65 65 1 62 4 0 557.1 528 275 155 12 146 345 0 39 2370 120 3.10 1.209 8.5 0.2 2.4 5.6 2.36
1885 25 NYG NL 44 11 .800 1.66 56 55 1 55 7 1 492.0 372 170 91 4 131 258 1 39 1963 166 2.74 1.022 6.8 0.1 2.4 4.7 1.97
1886 26 NYG NL 33 22 .600 2.99 59 59 0 56 1 0 500.0 514 279 166 13 163 272 0 51 2151 107 3.33 1.354 9.3 0.2 2.9 4.9 1.67
1887 27 NYG NL 22 15 .595 3.36 41 40 1 39 2 0 346.0 339 191 129 7 91 115 5 0 16 1437 112 3.71 1.243 8.8 0.2 2.4 3.0 1.26
1888 28 NYG NL 26 19 .578 1.93 47 47 0 47 5 0 425.1 328 156 91 12 108 167 14 0 17 1710 141 3.03 1.025 6.9 0.3 2.3 3.5 1.55
1889 29 NYG NL 27 12 .692 3.02 45 41 4 39 3 2 375.0 340 196 126 14 149 125 10 0 18 1607 132 4.10 1.304 8.2 0.3 3.6 3.0 0.84
1890 30 NYG NL 17 14 .548 2.99 37 37 0 33 2 0 292.1 268 145 97 5 122 97 12 0 6 1270 115 3.85 1.334 8.3 0.2 3.8 3.0 0.80
1891 31 NYG NL 5 9 .357 4.28 22 15 6 14 0 1 160.0 177 136 76 7 97 46 11 0 9 764 74 4.55 1.713 10.0 0.4 5.5 2.6 0.47
1892 32 NYG NL 0 0 14.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 11 9 8 0 4 1 0 0 0 30 24 4.44 3.000 19.8 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25
13 Yrs 307 210 .594 2.71 565 549 16 525 41 4 4802.0 4588 2556 1447 106 1297 1850 52 1 274 20308 113 3.28 1.226 8.6 0.2 2.4 3.5 1.43
162 Game Avg. 19 13 .594 2.71 34 34 1 32 3 0 293 280 156 88 6 79 113 0 17 1240 113 3.28 1.226 8.6 0.2 2.4 3.5 1.43
NYG (10 yrs) 238 146 .620 2.69 427 412 15 391 28 4 3579.0 3308 1828 1068 85 1077 1570 52 1 222 15131 119 3.40 1.225 8.3 0.2 2.7 3.9 1.46
TRO (3 yrs) 69 64 .519 2.79 138 137 1 134 13 0 1223.0 1280 728 379 21 220 280 0 52 5177 97 2.94 1.226 9.4 0.2 1.6 2.1 1.27
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
1880 20 TRO NL 574.0 65 64 321 5.03 4.69 -0.13 0.00 106.0 5.11 6 0.6 1.0 -0.6 5.4 61 .510 .504
1881 21 TRO NL 368.0 40 40 186 4.55 5.16 0.25 0.00 106.0 5.20 28 2.8 -0.2 6.0 65 .570 .517
1882 22 TRO NL 281.0 33 33 221 7.08 5.46 -0.21 0.00 98.0 5.56 -44 -3.7 -0.3 -1.4 -17 .387 .477
1883 23 NYG NL 426.0 54 52 271 5.73 5.83 0.19 0.00 99.0 5.59 2 0.2 1.0 -0.6 3.7 44 .504 .501
1884 24 NYG NL 557.1 65 65 275 4.44 5.43 -0.03 0.00 102.0 5.57 81 8.1 -1.3 12.1 131 .625 .550
1885 25 NYG NL 492.0 56 55 170 3.11 4.78 0.64 0.00 97.0 4.01 61 6.2 1.0 -0.4 10.5 101 .612 .539
1886 26 NYG NL 500.0 59 59 279 5.02 5.19 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.99 8 0.8 -0.6 4.9 53 .513 .505
1887 27 NYG NL 346.0 41 40 191 4.97 6.05 0.45 0.00 93.0 5.21 23 2.0 1.0 -0.5 4.7 54 .548 .512
1888 28 NYG NL 425.1 47 47 156 3.30 4.50 0.33 0.00 96.0 4.01 41 4.5 -0.5 8.0 74 .595 .528
1889 29 NYG NL 375.0 45 41 196 4.70 5.66 0.16 0.00 101.0 5.55 40 3.6 1.0 -0.4 6.7 82 .579 .522 $2,800
1890 30 NYG NL 292.1 37 37 145 4.46 5.62 0.14 0.00 95.0 5.20 35 3.3 -0.5 5.6 58 .590 .520
1891 31 NYG NL 160.0 22 15 136 7.65 5.54 0.27 0.00 96.0 5.06 -44 -3.4 1.0 -0.1 -2.0 -27 .346 .479 $3,500
1892 32 NYG NL 5.0 1 1 9 16.20 5.08 -0.31 0.00 98.0 5.28 -6 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .155 .498
13 Seasons 4802.0 565 549 2556 4.79 5.26 0.18 0.00 99.6 5.06 230 24.6 1.0 -6.0 63.8 671 .544 .516 $6,300
NYG (10 yrs) 3579.0 427 412 1828 4.60 5.35 0.25 0.00 98.0 5.00 240 24.9 1.0 -4.9 53.8 562 .558 .521 $6,300
TRO (3 yrs) 1223.0 138 137 728 5.36 5.01 -0.03 0.00 104.2 5.24 -10 -0.3 1.0 -1.1 10.0 109 .498 .501

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1888 ❍ 28 NYG NL WS W STL 1 1 .500 2.65 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 10 8 5 0 9 2 1.118 5.3 0.0 4.8 1.1 0.22
1889 ❍ 29 NYG NL WS W BRO 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 11 8 5 1 3 1 2.800 19.8 1.8 5.4 1.8 0.33
2 Yrs (2 Series) 1 2 .333 4.09 3 3 0 2 0 0 22.0 21 16 10 1 12 3 1.500 8.6 0.4 4.9 1.2 0.25
2 WS 1 2 .333 4.09 3 3 0 2 0 0 22.0 21 16 10 1 12 3 1.500 8.6 0.4 4.9 1.2 0.25

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
1880 20 TRO NL 66 256 251 25 72 20 3 0 27 5 24 .287 .301 .390 .691 128 98 *1/O
1881 21 TRO NL 40 149 148 12 30 10 0 0 11 1 16 .203 .208 .270 .478 46 40 1
1882 22 TRO NL 38 156 151 26 37 6 0 1 17 5 16 .245 .269 .305 .574 88 46 1/O
1883 23 NYG NL 84 330 320 42 75 13 5 2 30 10 38 .234 .258 .325 .583 76 104 1O
1884 24 NYG NL 71 265 249 47 60 14 3 3 29 16 49 .241 .287 .357 .644 98 89 1/O
1885 25 NYG NL 56 213 199 28 41 8 0 2 19 14 39 .206 .258 .276 .535 73 55 1
1886 26 NYG NL 59 220 213 17 46 4 2 0 18 3 7 47 .216 .241 .254 .494 49 54 1/O
1887 27 NYG NL 41 155 148 16 36 4 2 2 15 2 6 1 .243 .277 .338 .615 73 50 1 1/O
1888 28 NYG NL 47 171 169 16 32 5 0 2 10 4 1 33 .189 .199 .254 .453 44 43 1 1
1889 29 NYG NL 45 161 156 20 30 5 1 0 12 0 5 27 .192 .217 .237 .455 25 37 0 1
1890 30 NYG NL 37 133 123 15 22 4 0 0 10 1 9 25 .179 .241 .211 .452 34 26 1 1
1891 31 NYG NL 22 74 71 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 3 13 .141 .176 .141 .317 -5 10 0 1
1892 32 NYG NL 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 102 1 0 /1
13 Yrs 607 2286 2201 268 492 93 16 12 202 10 82 329 .224 .252 .297 .549 68 653 3
162 Game Avg. 162 610 587 72 131 25 4 3 54 22 88 .224 .252 .297 .549 68 174
NYG (10 yrs) 463 1725 1651 205 353 57 13 11 147 10 71 273 .214 .248 .284 .532 60 469 3
TRO (3 yrs) 144 561 550 63 139 36 3 1 55 11 56 .253 .267 .335 .602 94 184

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
1880 20 TRO NL 66 256 6 0 0 0 5 12 1.1 0 12 1.1 .517 .507 1.1 -0.0 12 *1/O
1881 21 TRO NL 40 149 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1882 22 TRO NL 38 156 -2 0 0 -1 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.2 -0.2 2 1/O
1883 23 NYG NL 84 330 -10 0 0 -4 12 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .499 0.2 -0.6 2 1O
1884 24 NYG NL 71 265 -3 0 0 -2 8 4 0.2 0 4 0.2 .505 .502 0.5 -0.3 6 1/O
1885 25 NYG NL 56 213 -7 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
1886 26 NYG NL 59 220 -15 -0 0 -1 9 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .488 .496 -0.6 -0.1 -6 1/O
1887 27 NYG NL 41 155 -5 -1 0 0 11 6 0.4 0 6 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 -0.1 6 1/O
1888 28 NYG NL 47 171 -12 -1 0 0 11 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1889 29 NYG NL 45 161 -19 0 0 0 13 -6 -0.5 0 -6 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -6 $2,800 1
1890 30 NYG NL 37 133 -11 -0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1
1891 31 NYG NL 22 74 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .482 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $3,500 1
1892 32 NYG NL 1 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .513 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
13 Seasons 607 2286 -96 -2 0 -8 105 -1 -0.8 0 -1 -0.8 .500 .500 0.6 -1.5 7 $6,300
NYG (10 yrs) 463 1725 -91 -2 0 -7 90 -10 -1.5 0 -10 -1.5 .498 .499 -0.3 -1.3 -3 $6,300
TRO (3 yrs) 144 561 -5 0 0 -1 15 9 0.8 0 9 0.8 .506 .503 1.0 -0.2 10

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 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0
1889 ❍ 29 NYG NL WS BRO W 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 2 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 10 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .700 4 0
2 WS 0 10 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .700 4 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 G Awards
1880 TRO NL 20 P 65 574.0 142 35 86 21 4 .852 1.90 1.86 .912 2.27 2.23
1880 TRO NL 20 OF 2 3 1 0 2 0 .333 0.50 .853 1.85 1-1-0
1881 TRO NL 21 P 40 368.0 66 20 39 7 3 .894 1.44 1.48 .896 2.25 2.22
1882 TRO NL 22 P 33 281.0 66 10 46 10 4 .848 1.79 1.70 .906 2.18 2.16
1882 TRO NL 22 OF 8 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0.63 .855 1.92 3-5-0
1883 NYG NL 23 P 54 426.0 104 29 54 21 2 .798 1.75 1.54 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 NYG NL 23 OF 38 68 42 9 17 2 .750 1.34 .849 1.96 1-19-19
1884 NYG NL 24 P 65 557.1 117 25 78 14 6 .880 1.66 1.58 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 NYG NL 24 OF 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.79 0-6-1
1885 NYG NL 25 P 56 492.0 100 16 70 14 0 .860 1.57 1.54 .899 2.43 2.37
1886 NYG NL 26 P 59 500.0 106 19 82 5 0 .953 1.82 1.71 .915 2.26 2.16
1886 NYG NL 26 OF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.73 0-3-0
1887 NYG NL 27 P 41 346.0 80 17 51 12 0 .850 1.77 1.66 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 NYG NL 27 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-0-1
1888 NYG NL 28 P 47 425.1 108 16 75 17 1 .843 1.93 1.94 .895 2.36 2.30
1889 NYG NL 29 P 45 375.0 76 13 59 4 2 .947 1.73 1.60 .905 2.22 2.16
1890 NYG NL 30 P 37 292.1 57 10 43 4 1 .930 1.63 1.43 .898 2.24 2.19
1891 NYG NL 31 P 22 160.0 32 7 21 4 0 .875 1.58 1.27 .915 2.29 2.25
1892 NYG NL 32 P 1 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00 .900 2.52 2.40
13 Seasons P 565 4802.0 1055 217 705 133 23 .874 1.73 1.63 .902 2.26 2.20
6 Seasons OF 59 77 48 9 20 2 .740 0.97 .850 1.92 5-34-21
13 Seasons TOT 624 4802.0 1132 265 714 153 25 .865 1.73 1.57 .898 2.26 2.18 5-34-21
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
1973 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1973
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1880 NL  6.5 (5th)
1881 NL  5.6 (6th)
1884 NL  12.3 (4th)
1885 NL  10.7 (2nd)
1888 NL  7.9 (4th)
1889 NL  6.2 (8th)
Career  63.1 (148th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1880 NL  5.4 (5th)
1881 NL  6.0 (5th)
1883 NL  3.7 (8th)
1884 NL  12.1 (4th)
1885 NL  10.5 (2nd)
1886 NL  4.9 (8th)
1887 NL  4.7 (10th)
1888 NL  8.0 (3rd)
1889 NL  6.7 (4th)
1890 NL  5.6 (7th)
Career  63.8 (44th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1880 NL  2.54 (10th)
1881 NL  2.67 (10th)
1883 NL  2.73 (10th)
1884 NL  2.50 (10th)
1885 NL  1.66 (2nd)
1886 NL  2.99 (10th)
1887 NL  3.36 (8th)
1888 NL  1.93 (4th)
1889 NL  3.02 (3rd)
Career  2.71 (82nd)

Wins s c a p y
1880 NL  34 (4th)
1881 NL  21 (9th)
1883 NL  25 (6th)
1884 NL  39 (4th)
1885 NL  44 (2nd)
1886 NL  33 (4th)
1887 NL  22 (8th)
1888 NL  26 (6th)
1889 NL  27 (4th)
Career  307 (20th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1880 NL  .531 (6th)
1881 NL  .538 (5th)
1884 NL  .650 (6th)
1885 NL  .800 (1st)
1886 NL  .600 (9th)
1887 NL  .595 (9th)
1888 NL  .578 (8th)
1889 NL  .692 (2nd)
Career  .594 (137th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1880 NL  1.141 (9th)
1881 NL  1.220 (9th)
1883 NL  1.167 (7th)
1885 NL  1.022 (4th)
1887 NL  1.243 (6th)
1888 NL  1.025 (9th)
1889 NL  1.304 (4th)
Career  1.226 (202nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1880 NL  9.016 (9th)
1881 NL  9.073 (8th)
1883 NL  9.106 (8th)
1884 NL  8.526 (10th)
1885 NL  6.805 (2nd)
1887 NL  8.818 (4th)
1888 NL  6.940 (3rd)
1889 NL  8.160 (2nd)
1890 NL  8.251 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1883 NL  1.394 (9th)
1887 NL  2.367 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  2.544 (10th)
1884 NL  5.571 (8th)
1885 NL  4.720 (4th)
1886 NL  4.896 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1880 NL  65 (4th)
1881 NL  40 (9th)
1883 NL  54 (6th)
1884 NL  65 (4th)
1885 NL  56 (2nd)
1886 NL  59 (2nd)
1887 NL  41 (8th)
1888 NL  47 (5th)
1889 NL  45 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1885 NL  1 (3rd)
1889 NL  2 (2nd)
1891 NL  1 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1880 NL  574.0 (4th)
1881 NL  368.0 (8th)
1883 NL  426.0 (6th)
1884 NL  557.3 (4th)
1885 NL  492.0 (2nd)
1886 NL  500.0 (3rd)
1887 NL  346.0 (8th)
1888 NL  425.3 (5th)
1889 NL  375.0 (5th)
Career  4,802.0 (17th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1880 NL  123 (7th)
1881 NL  104 (9th)
1883 NL  144 (10th)
1884 NL  345 (4th)
1885 NL  258 (2nd)
1886 NL  272 (4th)
1887 NL  115 (9th)
1888 NL  167 (7th)
1889 NL  125 (9th)
Career  1,850 (94th)

Games Started s c a p y
1880 NL  64 (4th)
1881 NL  40 (8th)
1883 NL  52 (6th)
1884 NL  65 (4th)
1885 NL  55 (2nd)
1886 NL  59 (2nd)
1887 NL  40 (9th)
1888 NL  47 (5th)
1889 NL  41 (7th)
Career  549 (30th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1880 NL  64 (2nd)
1881 NL  40 (8th)
1883 NL  46 (6th)
1884 NL  62 (4th)
1885 NL  55 (2nd)
1886 NL  56 (3rd)
1887 NL  39 (9th)
1888 NL  47 (5th)
1889 NL  39 (3rd)
Career  525 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1880 NL  4 (5th)
1881 NL  4 (5th)
1882 NL  5 (2nd)
1883 NL  4 (2nd)
1884 NL  4 (6th)
1885 NL  7 (2nd)
1887 NL  2 (5th)
1888 NL  5 (5th)
1889 NL  3 (3rd)
1890 NL  2 (8th)
Career  41 (41st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1880 NL  7 (2nd)
1881 NL  7 (2nd)
1882 NL  7 (6th)
1883 NL  11 (3rd)
1884 NL  12 (8th)
1886 NL  13 (4th)
1888 NL  12 (9th)
1889 NL  14 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1880 NL  80 (2nd)
1881 NL  78 (5th)
1882 NL  62 (7th)
1883 NL  66 (4th)
1884 NL  146 (1st)
1885 NL  131 (1st)
1886 NL  163 (1st)
1888 NL  108 (3rd)
1889 NL  149 (4th)
1890 NL  122 (9th)
Career  1,297 (34th)

Hits s c a p y
1880 NL  575 (2nd)
1881 NL  371 (8th)
1882 NL  334 (10th)
1883 NL  431 (8th)
1884 NL  528 (2nd)
1885 NL  372 (5th)
1886 NL  514 (3rd)
1888 NL  328 (8th)
1889 NL  340 (9th)
Career  4,588 (17th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1884 NL  2.363 (10th)
1885 NL  1.970 (10th)
1887 NL  1.264 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1884 NL  0.194 (4th)
1885 NL  0.073 (3rd)
1886 NL  0.234 (10th)
1887 NL  0.182 (1st)
1890 NL  0.154 (7th)
Career  0.199 (165th)

Losses s c a p y
1880 NL  30 (4th)
1881 NL  18 (7th)
1882 NL  16 (10th)
1883 NL  23 (5th)
1884 NL  21 (7th)
1886 NL  22 (7th)
1888 NL  19 (10th)
Career  210 (36th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1880 NL  162 (1st)
1881 NL  109 (7th)
1882 NL  108 (9th)
1883 NL  129 (7th)
1884 NL  155 (3rd)
1886 NL  166 (4th)
Career  1,447 (47th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1880 NL  26 (3rd)
1882 NL  15 (10th)
1883 NL  27 (5th)
1884 NL  39 (4th)
1885 NL  39 (2nd)
1886 NL  51 (2nd)
1888 NL  17 (9th)
1889 NL  18 (4th)
Career  274 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1888 NL  14 (4th)
1889 NL  10 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1880 NL  2,387 (3rd)
1881 NL  1,534 (8th)
1883 NL  1,829 (6th)
1884 NL  2,370 (4th)
1885 NL  1,963 (2nd)
1886 NL  2,151 (3rd)
1887 NL  1,437 (10th)
1888 NL  1,710 (5th)
1889 NL  1,607 (5th)
Career  20,308 (16th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1883 NL  2 (10th)
1885 NL  1 (6th)
1887 NL  1 (10th)
1889 NL  4 (6th)
1891 NL  6 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1880 NL  98 (10th)
1881 NL  109 (6th)
1883 NL  114 (10th)
1884 NL  120 (10th)
1885 NL  166 (2nd)
1886 NL  107 (10th)
1888 NL  141 (4th)
1889 NL  132 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1884 NL  3.10 (7th)
1885 NL  2.74 (5th)
1887 NL  3.71 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  14 (4th)
1883 NL  11 (8th)
1884 NL  36 (4th)
1885 NL  60 (2nd)
1886 NL  11 (10th)
1887 NL  20 (8th)
1888 NL  37 (3rd)
1889 NL  38 (3rd)
Career  189 (93rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1881 NL  1.3 (3rd)
1883 NL  1.0 (8th)
1884 NL  3.3 (4th)
1885 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1886 NL  1.0 (10th)
1887 NL  1.7 (8th)
1888 NL  3.8 (3rd)
1889 NL  3.4 (3rd)
Career  18.4 (104th)

Doubles s c a p y
1880 NL  20 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1880 NL  65 (4th)
1884 NL  65 (4th)
1885 NL  56 (2nd)
1886 NL  59 (2nd)
1888 NL  47 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1880 NL  35 (3rd)
1883 NL  29 (3rd)
1884 NL  25 (4th)
1887 NL  17 (5th)
Career  217 (81st)

Assists as P s c a p y
Career  705 (88th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1880 NL  21 (3rd)
1883 NL  21 (1st)
1885 NL  14 (3rd)
1887 NL  12 (4th)
1888 NL  17 (2nd)
Career  133 (6th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1886 NL  .953 (4th)
1889 NL  .947 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1880 NL  born 1859-07-04 (9th)
1881 NL  born 1859-07-04 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 2 (2198), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 236 (26), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 198 (23), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 58 (19), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (36th), 63.1 career WAR/54.5 7yr-peak WAR/58.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1889 29 New York Giants $2,800 ? 2/6/1891 NY Times; Preston Orem 534
1891 31 New York Giants $3,500 ? 2/6/1891 NY Times Preston Orem 534: $3,300
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,300
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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