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Art Whitney

Arthur Wilson Whitney

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: January 16, 1858 in Brockton, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1880 (Age 22.106)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1880 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Alleghenys/Giants/Kelly'sKillers/Wolverines/RubyLegs/... 1880-1891

Final Game: August 22, 1891 (Age 33.218)
Died: August 15, 1943 in Lowell, MA
Buried: Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA
Relatives: Brother of Frank Whitney
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 20, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1865. Ralph Young… #1866. Malachi Kittridge… #1867. Dan Meyer… #1868. ART WHITNEY… #1869. John Mabry… #1870. Chris Snyder… #1871. Aaron Miles… 

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 22 WOR NL 76 311 302 38 67 13 5 1 36 9 15 .222 .244 .308 .552 80 93 *5
1881 23 DTN NL 58 221 214 23 39 7 5 0 9 7 15 .182 .208 .262 .470 44 56 *5
1882 24 TOT NL 42 158 155 12 24 0 0 0 5 3 23 .155 .171 .155 .326 6 24 56/1
1882 24 PRO NL 11 42 40 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 11 .075 .119 .075 .194 -36 3 6
1882 24 DTN NL 31 116 115 10 21 0 0 0 4 1 12 .183 .190 .183 .372 20 21 5/61
1884 26 PIT AA 23 95 94 10 28 4 0 0 1 .298 .305 .340 .646 108 32 0 5/O6
1885 27 PIT AA 90 390 373 53 87 10 4 0 28 16 .233 .267 .282 .548 74 105 1 *6/54O
1886 28 PIT AA 136 568 511 70 122 13 4 0 55 15 51 .239 .315 .280 .595 91 143 6 *56/1
1887 29 PIT NL 119 488 431 57 112 11 4 0 51 10 55 18 .260 .346 .304 .650 87 131 2 *5
1888 30 NYG NL 90 337 328 28 72 1 4 1 28 7 8 22 .220 .240 .256 .496 59 84 1 5
1889 31 NYG NL 129 531 473 71 103 12 2 1 59 19 56 39 .218 .303 .258 .561 55 122 2 *5/1
1890 32 NYI PL 119 509 442 71 97 12 3 0 45 8 64 19 .219 .322 .260 .582 51 115 3 *56
1891 33 TOT AA 96 393 358 42 69 6 1 3 33 8 32 22 .193 .265 .240 .505 41 86 3 *5
1891 33 CKK AA 93 381 347 42 69 6 1 3 33 8 31 20 .199 .270 .248 .518 45 86 3 *5
1891 33 STL AA 3 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .000 .083 -77 0 0 /5
11 Yrs 978 4001 3681 475 820 89 32 6 349 67 302 173 .223 .285 .269 .554 64 991 18
162 Game Avg. 162 663 610 79 136 15 5 1 58 50 .223 .285 .269 .554 64 164
PIT (4 yrs) 368 1541 1409 190 349 38 12 0 134 25 123 18 .248 .312 .292 .604 87 411 9
NYG (2 yrs) 219 868 801 99 175 13 6 2 87 26 64 61 .218 .279 .257 .536 56 206 3
DTN (2 yrs) 89 337 329 33 60 7 5 0 13 8 27 .182 .202 .234 .436 36 77
PRO (1 yr) 11 42 40 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 11 .075 .119 .075 .194 -36 3
NYI (1 yr) 119 509 442 71 97 12 3 0 45 8 64 19 .219 .322 .260 .582 51 115 3
STL (1 yr) 3 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .000 .083 -77 0 0
CKK (1 yr) 93 381 347 42 69 6 1 3 33 8 31 20 .199 .270 .248 .518 45 86 3
WOR (1 yr) 76 311 302 38 67 13 5 1 36 9 15 .222 .244 .308 .552 80 93
NL (6 yrs) 514 2046 1903 229 417 44 20 3 188 36 138 132 .219 .274 .268 .542 62 510 5
AA (4 yrs) 345 1446 1336 175 306 33 9 3 116 23 100 22 .229 .288 .274 .562 73 366 10
PL (1 yr) 119 509 442 71 97 12 3 0 45 8 64 19 .219 .322 .260 .582 51 115 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
1880 22 WOR NL 76 311 -6 0 0 3 3 -0 -0.1 11 10 1.1 .500 .500 0.8 0.5 7 *5
1881 23 DTN NL 58 221 -14 0 0 5 2 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .488 .496 -0.4 0.6 -4 *5
1882 24 PRO NL 11 42 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.4 .447 .496 -0.4 0.1 -5 6
1882 24 DTN NL 31 116 -10 0 0 -4 1 -13 -1.2 4 -9 -0.8 .461 .492 -0.4 -0.3 -5 5/61
1884 26 PIT AA 23 95 1 0 0 2 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .514 .502 0.3 0.2 3 5/O6
1885 27 PIT AA 90 390 -11 0 0 0 5 -6 -0.5 8 2 0.4 .494 .497 0.4 0.5 3 *6/54O
1886 28 PIT AA 136 568 -1 -2 0 13 6 15 1.3 12 28 2.6 .510 .508 1.4 1.6 14 *56/1
1887 29 PIT NL 119 488 0 -3 0 5 4 6 0.2 17 23 1.9 .504 .503 1.7 0.6 18 $1,800 *5
1888 30 NYG NL 90 337 -14 -2 0 7 3 -6 -0.7 12 6 0.6 .493 .496 -0.0 1.0 -1 5
1889 31 NYG NL 129 531 -28 -2 0 7 4 -19 -1.8 18 -1 0.0 .487 .490 -0.4 0.9 -8 $2,500 *5/1
1890 32 NYI PL 119 509 -32 -1 0 -7 5 -35 -2.6 12 -23 -1.4 .478 .484 -1.0 0.0 -16 *56
1891 33 CKK AA 93 381 -27 -1 0 1 3 -24 -2.0 9 -15 -1.1 .478 .487 -1.2 0.4 -16 *5
1891 33 STL AA 3 12 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .446 .499 -0.2 0.1 -3 /5
11 Seasons 978 4001 -151 -11 0 33 37 -92 -8.6 114 22 3.2 .492 .496 0.5 6.2 -11 $4,300
PIT (4 yrs) 368 1541 -11 -5 0 20 15 19 1.3 39 58 5.4 .504 .503 3.8 2.9 38 $1,800
NYG (2 yrs) 219 868 -42 -3 0 14 7 -24 -2.5 30 5 0.6 .490 .493 -0.4 1.8 -9 $2,500
DTN (2 yrs) 89 337 -24 0 0 1 3 -20 -2.0 12 -8 -0.7 .479 .495 -0.8 0.4 -9
PRO (1 yr) 11 42 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.4 .447 .496 -0.4 0.1 -5
NYI (1 yr) 119 509 -32 -1 0 -7 5 -35 -2.6 12 -23 -1.4 .478 .484 -1.0 0.0 -16
STL (1 yr) 3 12 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .446 .499 -0.2 0.1 -3
CKK (1 yr) 93 381 -27 -1 0 1 3 -24 -2.0 9 -15 -1.1 .478 .487 -1.2 0.4 -16
WOR (1 yr) 76 311 -6 0 0 3 3 -0 -0.1 11 10 1.1 .500 .500 0.8 0.5 7

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 ❍ 30 NYG NL WS STL W 0 38 37 7 12 0 1 0 12 2 1 4 .324 .342 .378 .720 14 0
1889 ❍ 31 NYG NL WS BRO W 0 36 35 4 8 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 .229 .250 .343 .593 12 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 74 72 11 20 2 2 0 15 2 2 4 .278 .297 .361 .658 26 0
2 WS 0 74 72 11 20 2 2 0 15 2 2 4 .278 .297 .361 .658 26 0

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
1882 24 DTN NL 0 1 .000 6.00 3 2 1 1 0 0 18.0 31 17 12 1 8 11 0 1 91 50 3.60 2.167 15.5 0.5 4.0 5.5 1.38
1886 28 PIT AA 0 0 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 26 119 3.94 1.667 10.5 0.0 4.5 3.0 0.67
1889 31 NYG NL 0 0 2.08 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 1 3 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 18 209 4.39 1.154 2.1 0.0 8.3 6.2 0.75
3 Yrs 0 1 .000 4.76 5 2 3 1 0 0 28.1 39 24 15 1 15 16 0 0 1 135 70 3.79 1.906 12.4 0.3 4.8 5.1 1.07
162 Game Avg. 0 10 .000 4.76 49 19 29 10 0 0 275 379 233 146 10 146 155 0 10 1311 70 3.79 1.906 12.4 0.3 4.8 5.1 1.07
NYG (1 yr) 0 0 2.08 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 1 3 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 18 209 4.39 1.154 2.1 0.0 8.3 6.2 0.75
PIT (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 26 119 3.94 1.667 10.5 0.0 4.5 3.0 0.67
DTN (1 yr) 0 1 .000 6.00 3 2 1 1 0 0 18.0 31 17 12 1 8 11 0 1 91 50 3.60 2.167 15.5 0.5 4.0 5.5 1.38
NL (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 5.24 4 2 2 1 0 0 22.1 32 20 13 1 12 14 0 0 1 109 62 3.75 1.970 12.9 0.4 4.8 5.6 1.17
AA (1 yr) 0 0 3.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 7 4 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 26 119 3.94 1.667 10.5 0.0 4.5 3.0 0.67
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
1882 24 DTN NL 18.0 3 2 17 8.50 5.51 -0.29 0.00 101.0 5.86 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .361 .497
1886 28 PIT AA 6.0 1 0 4 6.00 5.66 0.21 0.00 97.0 5.29 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .466 .500
1889 31 NYG NL 4.1 1 0 3 6.23 5.66 0.12 0.00 101.0 5.60 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .479 .500 $2,500
3 Seasons 28.1 5 2 24 7.62 5.56 -0.12 0.00 100.2 5.70 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .406 .498 $2,500
NYG (1 yr) 4.1 1 0 3 6.23 5.66 0.12 0.00 101.0 5.60 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .479 .500 $2,500
PIT (1 yr) 6.0 1 0 4 6.00 5.66 0.21 0.00 97.0 5.29 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .466 .500
DTN (1 yr) 18.0 3 2 17 8.50 5.51 -0.29 0.00 101.0 5.86 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .361 .497

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 WOR NL 22 3B 76 285 83 162 40 6 .860 3.22 .856 3.47
1881 DTN NL 23 3B 58 252 73 141 38 10 .849 3.69 .860 3.55
1882 TOT NL 24 SS 19 100 25 57 18 6 .820 4.32 .852 4.48
1882 PRO NL 24 SS 11 51 7 33 11 2 .784 3.64 .852 4.48
1882 DTN NL 24 3B 22 96 40 42 14 3 .854 3.73 .843 3.53
1882 DTN NL 24 SS 8 49 18 24 7 4 .857 5.25 .852 4.47
1882 DTN NL 24 P 3 18.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0.33 .910 2.20 2.17
1884 PIT AA 26 3B 21 83 29 47 7 1 .916 3.62 .848 2.98
1884 PIT AA 26 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .850 1.60 0-1-0
1884 PIT AA 26 SS 1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 5.00 .862 4.30
1885 PIT AA 27 SS 75 342 95 219 28 21 .918 4.19 .879 4.69
1885 PIT AA 27 3B 8 30 7 21 2 1 .933 3.50 .860 3.01
1885 PIT AA 27 2B 4 19 12 4 3 1 .842 4.00 .901 6.10
1885 PIT AA 27 OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .880 1.87 3-0-0
1886 PIT AA 28 3B 95 363 120 209 34 17 .906 3.46 .849 3.18
1886 PIT AA 28 SS 42 211 48 136 27 13 .872 4.38 .854 4.56
1886 PIT AA 28 P 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.95 2.00
1887 PIT NL 29 3B 119 436 166 237 33 13 .924 3.39 .870 3.43
1888 NYG NL 30 3B 90 309 90 184 35 11 .887 3.04 .877 3.13
1889 NYG NL 31 3B 129 482 160 265 57 27 .882 3.29 .885 3.55
1889 NYG NL 31 P 1 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.28 2.20
1890 NYI PL 32 3B 88 348 129 172 47 11 .865 3.42 .853 3.54
1890 NYI PL 32 SS 31 159 47 85 27 12 .830 4.26 .868 5.13
1891 TOT AA 33 3B 96 377 129 211 37 12 .902 3.54 .872 3.61
1891 CKK AA 33 3B 93 362 129 198 35 12 .903 3.52 .872 3.61
1891 STL AA 33 3B 3 15 0 13 2 0 .867 4.33 .872 3.60
11 Seasons 3B 802 3061 1026 1691 344 112 .888 3.39 .865 3.42
5 Seasons SS 168 818 218 499 101 52 .877 4.27 .867 4.71
3 Seasons P 5 28.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.32 0.20 .910 2.16 2.14
2 Seasons OF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .870 1.80 3-1-0
1 Season 2B 4 19 12 4 3 1 .842 4.00 .901 6.10
11 Seasons TOT 983 28.1 3902 1259 2195 448 165 .885 0.32 3.51 .866 2.16 3.64 3-1-0
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.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1886 AA  1.6 (4th)
1888 NL  1.0 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1887 NL  55 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1882 NL  1 (9th)
1886 AA  1 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  76 (3rd)
1887 NL  119 (1st)
1889 NL  129 (3rd)
1891 AA  96 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  83 (4th)
1887 NL  166 (4th)
Career  1,026 (86th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  162 (2nd)
1887 NL  237 (5th)
1891 AA  211 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  40 (4th)
1881 NL  38 (3rd)
1889 NL  57 (2nd)
Career  344 (22nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  6 (5th)
1881 NL  10 (4th)
1886 AA  17 (5th)
1889 NL  27 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1881 NL  3.69 (5th)
1886 AA  3.46 (2nd)
1887 NL  3.39 (5th)
1890 PL  3.42 (5th)
Career  3.39 (23rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1880 NL  .860 (2nd)
1881 NL  .849 (4th)
1886 AA  .906 (1st)
1887 NL  .924 (1st)
1889 NL  .882 (5th)
1891 AA  .902 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1885 AA  .918 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (282nd), 3.2 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1887 29 Pittsburgh Alleghenys $1,800 ? Preston Orem 270
1889 31 New York Giants $2,500 ? 1890 Spalding Guide 2/6/1891 NYT and Preston Orem 534: $2,800
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,300
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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