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Lew Whistler

Lewis W. Whistler
born Lewis Wissler

Positions: First Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: March 10, 1868 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: August 7, 1890 (Age 22.150, 1,519th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Colonels/Orioles/Browns 1890-1893

Final Game: June 15, 1893 (Age 25.097)
Died: December 30, 1959 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Bethany Cemetery, Pagedale, MO
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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
1890 22 NYG NL 45 191 170 27 49 9 7 2 29 8 20 37 .288 .366 .459 .825 144 78 1 3
1891 23 NYG NL 72 292 265 39 65 8 7 3 38 4 24 45 .245 .315 .362 .677 102 96 3 6O/345
1892 24 TOT NL 132 547 494 74 114 10 13 7 55 26 48 67 .231 .305 .346 .651 100 171 5 *34/O
1892 24 BLN NL 52 230 209 32 47 6 6 2 21 12 18 22 .225 .296 .340 .635 89 71 3 3/O
1892 24 LOU NL 80 317 285 42 67 4 7 5 34 14 30 45 .235 .312 .351 .663 107 100 2 34
1893 25 TOT NL 23 94 85 10 19 2 1 0 11 1 8 7 .224 .298 .271 .568 55 23 1 3/O
1893 25 LOU NL 13 53 47 5 10 1 1 0 9 1 5 5 .213 .302 .277 .578 60 13 1 3
1893 25 STL NL 10 41 38 5 9 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 .237 .293 .263 .556 48 10 0 /O3
4 Yrs 272 1124 1014 150 247 29 28 12 133 39 100 156 .244 .318 .363 .681 104 368 10
162 Game Avg. 162 669 604 89 147 17 17 7 79 23 60 93 .244 .318 .363 .681 104 219 6
LOU (2 yrs) 93 370 332 47 77 5 8 5 43 15 35 50 .232 .311 .340 .651 100 113 3
NYG (2 yrs) 117 483 435 66 114 17 14 5 67 12 44 82 .262 .335 .400 .735 119 174 4
STL (1 yr) 10 41 38 5 9 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 .237 .293 .263 .556 48 10 0
BLN (1 yr) 52 230 209 32 47 6 6 2 21 12 18 22 .225 .296 .340 .635 89 71 3

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
1890 22 NYG NL 45 191 7 -1 0 1 -0 8 0.6 7 14 1.3 .515 .504 1.2 0.0 13 3
1891 23 NYG NL 72 292 -1 -1 0 -5 1 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.4 .493 .497 0.9 -0.4 9 $2,000 6O/345
1892 24 BLN NL 52 230 -4 0 0 -4 -0 -8 -0.8 8 0 0.1 .486 .496 0.4 -0.4 4 3/O
1892 24 LOU NL 80 317 2 -0 0 1 0 2 0.2 11 13 1.3 .503 .501 1.2 0.1 12 34
1893 25 LOU NL 13 53 -3 -0 0 -2 -0 -5 -0.4 2 -3 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 3
1893 25 STL NL 10 41 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.3 1 -2 -0.1 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -2 /O3
4 Seasons 272 1124 -2 -1 0 -9 0 -12 -1.3 38 27 2.6 .496 .499 3.7 -0.9 36 $2,000
LOU (2 yrs) 93 370 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 13 10 1.1 .498 .501 1.2 -0.1 11
NYG (2 yrs) 117 483 6 -1 0 -4 1 2 -0.0 17 18 1.6 .501 .500 2.2 -0.4 22 $2,000
STL (1 yr) 10 41 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.3 1 -2 -0.1 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -2
BLN (1 yr) 52 230 -4 0 0 -4 -0 -8 -0.8 8 0 0.1 .486 .496 0.4 -0.4 4

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
1890 NYG NL 22 1B 45 509 490 10 9 28 .982 11.11 .976 10.36
1891 NYG NL 23 SS 33 183 52 104 27 7 .852 4.73 .889 5.25
1891 NYG NL 23 OF 22 31 22 1 8 0 .742 1.05 .912 1.92 14-5-3
1891 NYG NL 23 1B 7 56 54 1 1 3 .982 7.86 .978 10.66
1891 NYG NL 23 2B 6 36 12 17 7 1 .806 4.83 .929 5.92
1891 NYG NL 23 3B 5 14 3 5 6 0 .571 1.60 .881 3.68
1892 TOT NL 24 1B 123 1405 1313 58 34 73 .976 11.15 .976 10.54
1892 BLN NL 24 1B 51 582 540 26 16 21 .973 11.10 .976 10.54
1892 BLN NL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1892 LOU NL 24 1B 72 823 773 32 18 52 .978 11.18 .976 10.54
1892 LOU NL 24 2B 10 48 16 30 2 2 .958 4.60 .928 5.63
1893 TOT NL 25 1B 14 158 142 8 8 9 .949 10.71 .978 10.58
1893 LOU NL 25 1B 13 148 132 8 8 8 .946 10.77 .978 10.58
1893 STL NL 25 OF 9 13 11 1 1 0 .923 1.33 .915 2.18 0-0-9
1893 STL NL 25 1B 1 10 10 0 0 1 1.000 10.00 .978 10.60
4 Seasons 1B 189 2128 1999 77 52 113 .976 10.98 .976 10.50
1 Season SS 33 183 52 104 27 7 .852 4.73 .889 5.25
3 Seasons OF 32 44 33 2 9 0 .795 1.09 .913 1.99 15-5-12
2 Seasons 2B 16 84 28 47 9 3 .893 4.69 .928 5.74
1 Season 3B 5 14 3 5 6 0 .571 1.60 .881 3.68
4 Seasons TOT 275 2453 2115 235 103 123 .958 8.55 .966 8.48 15-5-12
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1892 NL  67 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1892 NL  34 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1892 NL  11.15 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (315th), 2.6 career WAR/2.6 7yr-peak WAR/2.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1891 23 New York Giants $2,000 ? Preston Orem 529
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,000
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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Name and misspellings: Lewis Lew lou W. Whistler

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