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Ed Whiting

Edward C. Whiting
Was once credited with Henry Zeiher's 1886 season, changed 2013-03

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Weight: 188 lb.

Born: 1860 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1882 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1882 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Eclipse/Orioles 1882-1884

Final Game: July 3, 1886 (Age 26)
Relatives: Uncle of Jesse Whiting
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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
1882 22 BAL AA 74 315 308 43 80 13 5 0 7 .260 .276 .334 .611 114 103 *2/3O
1883 23 LOU AA 58 249 240 35 70 16 4 2 9 .292 .317 .417 .734 142 100 2/O435
1884 24 LOU AA 42 168 157 16 35 7 3 0 18 9 .223 .274 .306 .580 93 48 2 2/3O
3 Yrs 174 732 705 94 185 36 12 2 18 25 .262 .290 .356 .646 119 251 2
162 Game Avg. 162 682 656 88 172 34 11 2 17 23 .262 .290 .356 .646 119 234
LOU (2 yrs) 100 417 397 51 105 23 7 2 18 18 .264 .300 .373 .673 122 148 2
BAL (1 yr) 74 315 308 43 80 13 5 0 7 .260 .276 .334 .611 114 103

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
1882 22 BAL AA 74 315 6 0 0 -10 5 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .501 .501 1.8 -0.5 17 *2/3O
1883 23 LOU AA 58 249 12 0 0 -5 3 10 0.9 5 16 1.5 .515 .505 1.9 -0.2 21 $750 2/O435
1884 24 LOU AA 42 168 -0 0 0 -1 3 1 0.0 4 5 0.4 .502 .501 0.6 0.1 6 2/3O
3 Seasons 174 732 18 0 0 -16 10 12 0.9 16 28 2.7 .506 .502 4.3 -0.6 44 $750
LOU (2 yrs) 100 417 12 0 0 -6 6 11 0.9 9 20 1.8 .510 .503 2.5 -0.1 26 $750
BAL (1 yr) 74 315 6 0 0 -10 5 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .501 .501 1.8 -0.5 17

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
1882 BAL AA 22 C 72 486 297 109 80 6 .835 5.64 .880 6.30 104 0 0
1882 BAL AA 22 1B 3 24 20 1 3 3 .875 7.00 .957 10.50
1882 BAL AA 22 OF 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50 .850 1.85 1-0-1
1883 LOU AA 23 C 50 346 244 62 40 5 .884 6.12 .890 6.68 82 0 0
1883 LOU AA 23 OF 6 13 10 1 2 0 .846 1.83 .851 1.80 3-3-0
1883 LOU AA 23 2B 2 10 4 4 2 1 .800 4.00 .878 6.10
1883 LOU AA 23 1B 1 12 10 0 2 0 .833 10.00 .951 10.70
1883 LOU AA 23 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .840 3.30
1884 LOU AA 24 C 40 284 199 54 31 6 .891 6.33 .913 7.44 50 0 0
1884 LOU AA 24 1B 2 23 20 1 2 4 .913 10.50 .958 10.65
1884 LOU AA 24 OF 2 8 6 1 1 0 .875 3.50 .848 1.65 1-0-1
3 Seasons C 162 1116 740 225 151 17 .865 5.96 .891 6.70 236 0 0
3 Seasons OF 10 23 17 2 4 0 .826 1.90 .850 1.78 5-3-2
3 Seasons 1B 6 59 50 2 7 7 .881 8.67 .956 10.58
1 Season 2B 2 10 4 4 2 1 .800 4.00 .878 6.10
1 Season 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .840 3.30
3 Seasons TOT 181 1210 812 234 164 25 .864 5.78 .894 6.53 5-3-2 236 0 0
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

Offensive WARs c a p y
1882 AA  1.8 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1882 AA  13 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1882 AA  84 (2nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1882 AA  72 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1882 AA  297 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1882 AA  109 (1st)
1883 AA  62 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1882 AA  80 (1st)
Career  151 (72nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1882 AA  6 (1st)
1883 AA  5 (4th)
1884 AA  6 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1882 AA  104 (1st)
1883 AA  82 (3rd)
Career  236 (37th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1882 AA  5.64 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1882 AA  .835 (5th)
1883 AA  .884 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2198), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Catcher (408th), 2.7 career WAR/2.7 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1883 23 Louisville Eclipse $750 ? Preston Orem
Career to date (may be incomplete)$750
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: Edward C. Ed eddie eddy Edward ep Whiting

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