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Jim Whitney

James Evans Whitney (Grasshopper Jim)

Positions: Pitcher, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: November 10, 1857 in Conklin, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1881 (Age 23.173)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1881 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/RedStockings/Nationals/Cowboys/Hoosiers/... 1881-1890

Final Game: July 16, 1890 (Age 32.248)
Died: May 21, 1891 in Binghamton, NY
Buried: Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 22, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #317. Candy Cummings… #318. Ewell Blackwell… #319. Charlie Leibrandt… #320. JIM WHITNEY… #321. Mike Torrez… #322. Hideo Nomo… #323. Bill Hutchinson… 

Standard Pitching

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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
1881 23 BSN NL 31 33 .484 2.48 66 63 3 57 6 0 552.1 548 284 152 6 90 162 1 46 2301 107 2.73 1.155 8.9 0.1 1.5 2.6 1.80
1882 24 BSN NL 24 21 .533 2.64 49 48 1 46 3 0 420.0 404 229 123 3 41 180 0 29 1743 109 2.29 1.060 8.7 0.1 0.9 3.9 4.39
1883 25 BSN NL 37 21 .638 2.24 62 56 5 54 1 2 514.0 492 258 128 7 35 345 0 37 2101 139 2.29 1.025 8.6 0.1 0.6 6.0 9.86
1884 26 BSN NL 23 14 .622 2.09 38 37 1 35 6 0 336.0 272 140 78 12 27 270 0 18 1343 137 2.37 0.890 7.3 0.3 0.7 7.2 10.00
1885 27 BSN NL 18 32 .360 2.98 51 50 1 50 2 0 441.1 503 286 146 14 37 200 0 32 1887 91 2.64 1.224 10.3 0.3 0.8 4.1 5.41
1886 28 KCN NL 12 32 .273 4.49 46 44 2 42 3 0 393.0 465 292 196 9 55 167 0 29 1691 83 2.97 1.323 10.6 0.2 1.3 3.8 3.04
1887 29 WHS NL 24 21 .533 3.22 47 47 0 46 2 0 404.2 430 253 145 16 42 146 16 0 14 1718 126 3.50 1.166 9.6 0.4 0.9 3.2 3.48
1888 30 WHS NL 18 21 .462 3.05 39 39 0 37 3 0 325.0 317 184 110 7 54 79 9 1 7 1357 91 2.96 1.142 8.8 0.2 1.5 2.2 1.46
1889 31 IND NL 2 7 .222 6.81 9 8 1 7 0 0 70.0 106 73 53 4 19 16 2 0 2 334 61 4.19 1.786 13.6 0.5 2.4 2.1 0.84
1890 32 PHA AA 2 2 .500 5.18 6 4 2 3 0 0 40.0 61 27 23 1 11 6 1 0 0 191 75 3.84 1.800 13.7 0.2 2.5 1.4 0.55
10 Yrs 191 204 .484 2.97 413 396 16 377 26 2 3496.1 3598 2026 1154 79 411 1571 28 2 214 14666 105 2.75 1.147 9.3 0.2 1.1 4.0 3.82
162 Game Avg. 16 17 .484 2.97 35 33 1 32 2 0 294 302 170 97 7 35 132 0 18 1233 105 2.75 1.147 9.3 0.2 1.1 4.0 3.82
BSN (5 yrs) 133 121 .524 2.49 266 254 11 242 18 2 2263.2 2219 1197 627 42 230 1157 1 162 9375 114 2.48 1.082 8.8 0.2 0.9 4.6 5.03
WHS (2 yrs) 42 42 .500 3.15 86 86 0 83 5 0 729.2 747 437 255 23 96 225 25 1 21 3075 111 3.26 1.155 9.2 0.3 1.2 2.8 2.34
PHA (1 yr) 2 2 .500 5.18 6 4 2 3 0 0 40.0 61 27 23 1 11 6 1 0 0 191 75 3.84 1.800 13.7 0.2 2.5 1.4 0.55
KCN (1 yr) 12 32 .273 4.49 46 44 2 42 3 0 393.0 465 292 196 9 55 167 0 29 1691 83 2.97 1.323 10.6 0.2 1.3 3.8 3.04
IND (1 yr) 2 7 .222 6.81 9 8 1 7 0 0 70.0 106 73 53 4 19 16 2 0 2 334 61 4.19 1.786 13.6 0.5 2.4 2.1 0.84
NL (9 yrs) 189 202 .483 2.95 407 392 14 374 26 2 3456.1 3537 1999 1131 78 400 1565 27 2 214 14475 105 2.73 1.139 9.2 0.2 1.0 4.1 3.91
AA (1 yr) 2 2 .500 5.18 6 4 2 3 0 0 40.0 61 27 23 1 11 6 1 0 0 191 75 3.84 1.800 13.7 0.2 2.5 1.4 0.55
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
1881 23 BSN NL 552.1 66 63 284 4.63 5.23 -0.06 0.00 96.0 5.07 29 2.9 1.0 -0.3 7.8 85 .544 .518 $1,050
1882 24 BSN NL 420.0 49 48 229 4.91 5.39 0.04 0.00 98.0 5.25 21 2.0 1.0 -0.5 5.5 62 .540 .512
1883 25 BSN NL 514.0 62 56 258 4.52 5.63 -0.09 0.00 98.0 5.61 73 6.9 1.0 -0.7 11.0 123 .610 .542
1884 26 BSN NL 336.0 38 37 140 3.75 5.44 0.39 0.00 97.0 4.90 50 5.0 1.0 -0.8 7.4 80 .632 .531 $2,500
1885 27 BSN NL 441.1 51 50 286 5.83 4.99 -0.47 0.00 95.0 5.19 -21 -2.0 1.0 -0.4 1.9 15 .461 .488
1886 28 KCN NL 393.0 46 44 292 6.69 5.43 -0.55 0.00 114.0 6.81 14 1.3 1.0 -0.5 4.5 49 .528 .508
1887 29 WHS NL 404.2 47 47 253 5.63 6.27 -0.11 0.00 100.0 6.38 50 4.4 -0.6 7.6 86 .593 .527
1888 30 WHS NL 325.0 39 39 184 5.10 4.68 -0.10 0.00 98.0 4.69 -9 -0.9 -0.4 1.8 16 .477 .494
1889 31 IND NL 70.0 9 8 73 9.39 5.81 0.11 0.00 104.0 5.92 -26 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -18 .298 .489
1890 32 PHA AA 40.0 6 4 27 6.08 5.63 -0.71 0.00 99.0 6.28 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .537 .501
10 Seasons 3496.1 413 396 2026 5.22 5.41 -0.13 0.00 99.4 5.51 182 17.9 1.0 -4.2 46.6 500 .543 .515 $3,550
BSN (5 yrs) 2263.2 266 254 1197 4.76 5.33 -0.06 0.00 96.8 5.22 151 14.7 1.0 -2.7 33.5 364 .555 .519 $3,550
WHS (2 yrs) 729.2 86 86 437 5.39 5.56 -0.11 0.00 99.1 5.63 41 3.5 -0.9 9.4 102 .540 .512
PHA (1 yr) 40.0 6 4 27 6.08 5.63 -0.71 0.00 99.0 6.28 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .537 .501
KCN (1 yr) 393.0 46 44 292 6.69 5.43 -0.55 0.00 114.0 6.81 14 1.3 1.0 -0.5 4.5 49 .528 .508
IND (1 yr) 70.0 9 8 73 9.39 5.81 0.11 0.00 104.0 5.92 -26 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -1.2 -18 .298 .489

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
1881 23 BSN NL 75 301 282 37 72 17 3 0 32 19 18 .255 .302 .337 .639 104 95 *1O/3
1882 24 BSN NL 61 275 251 49 81 18 7 5 48 24 13 .323 .382 .510 .892 183 128 1/O3
1883 25 BSN NL 96 434 409 78 115 27 10 5 57 25 29 .281 .323 .433 .755 123 177 1O/3
1884 26 BSN NL 66 286 270 41 70 17 5 3 40 16 38 .259 .301 .393 .693 118 106 13O/5
1885 27 BSN NL 72 307 290 35 68 8 4 0 36 17 24 .234 .277 .290 .567 86 84 1O/3
1886 28 KCN NL 67 276 247 25 59 13 3 2 23 5 29 39 .239 .319 .340 .659 95 84 1O/5
1887 29 WHS NL 54 219 201 29 53 9 6 2 22 10 18 24 .264 .324 .398 .722 104 80 0 1/O
1888 30 WHS NL 42 148 141 13 24 0 0 1 17 3 7 20 .170 .209 .191 .401 32 27 0 1/O3
1889 31 IND NL 10 38 32 6 12 4 1 0 4 2 5 6 .375 .474 .563 1.036 187 18 1 /1O
1890 32 PHA AA 7 22 21 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 .238 .273 .238 .511 51 5 0 /1O
10 Yrs 550 2306 2144 316 559 113 39 18 280 20 161 211 .261 .313 .375 .688 112 804 1
162 Game Avg. 162 679 632 93 165 33 11 5 82 47 .261 .313 .375 .688 112 237
BSN (5 yrs) 370 1603 1502 240 406 87 29 13 213 101 122 .270 .316 .393 .709 122 590
WHS (2 yrs) 96 367 342 42 77 9 6 3 39 13 25 44 .225 .278 .313 .591 77 107 0
PHA (1 yr) 7 22 21 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 .238 .273 .238 .511 51 5 0
KCN (1 yr) 67 276 247 25 59 13 3 2 23 5 29 39 .239 .319 .340 .659 95 84
IND (1 yr) 10 38 32 6 12 4 1 0 4 2 5 6 .375 .474 .563 1.036 187 18 1
NL (9 yrs) 543 2284 2123 313 554 113 39 18 279 20 160 211 .261 .313 .376 .689 112 799 1
AA (1 yr) 7 22 21 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 .238 .273 .238 .511 51 5 0

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
1881 23 BSN NL 75 301 3 0 0 -4 11 10 0.9 0 10 0.9 .513 .506 1.3 -0.5 14 $1,050 *1O/3
1882 24 BSN NL 61 275 25 0 0 -2 7 30 2.6 0 30 2.6 .544 .517 2.9 -0.3 32 1/O3
1883 25 BSN NL 96 434 13 0 0 -2 16 27 2.2 0 27 2.2 .525 .515 2.5 -0.4 29 1O/3
1884 26 BSN NL 66 286 5 0 0 -2 9 12 1.0 0 12 1.0 .516 .507 1.3 -0.3 14 $2,500 13O/5
1885 27 BSN NL 72 307 -3 0 0 -1 13 9 0.8 0 9 0.8 .512 .506 1.0 -0.2 10 1O/3
1886 28 KCN NL 67 276 -2 -1 0 -5 11 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .504 .502 0.8 -0.6 8 1O/5
1887 29 WHS NL 54 219 0 -1 0 -2 15 13 0.9 0 13 0.9 .519 .506 1.2 -0.3 15 1/O
1888 30 WHS NL 42 148 -10 -1 0 -1 9 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -2 1/O3
1889 31 IND NL 10 38 4 -0 0 0 3 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .556 .503 0.6 -0.0 7 /1O
1890 32 PHA AA 7 22 -1 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1O
10 Seasons 550 2306 34 -2 0 -19 96 109 8.9 0 109 8.9 .518 .508 11.3 -2.8 128 $3,550
BSN (5 yrs) 370 1603 43 0 0 -11 57 89 7.5 0 89 7.5 .522 .510 9.0 -1.8 100 $3,550
WHS (2 yrs) 96 367 -10 -1 0 -3 25 10 0.6 0 10 0.6 .508 .503 1.0 -0.4 13
PHA (1 yr) 7 22 -1 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0
KCN (1 yr) 67 276 -2 -1 0 -5 11 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .504 .502 0.8 -0.6 8
IND (1 yr) 10 38 4 -0 0 0 3 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .556 .503 0.6 -0.0 7

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
1881 BSN NL 23 P 66 552.1 146 19 99 28 3 .808 1.92 1.79 .896 2.25 2.22
1881 BSN NL 23 OF 15 10 6 1 3 0 .700 0.47 .871 2.06 0-0-15
1881 BSN NL 23 1B 2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 7.50 .960 10.50
1882 BSN NL 24 P 49 420.0 114 13 88 13 3 .886 2.16 2.06 .906 2.18 2.16
1882 BSN NL 24 OF 9 8 5 0 3 0 .625 0.56 .855 1.93 0-1-9
1882 BSN NL 24 1B 6 42 39 0 3 0 .929 6.50 .958 10.37
1883 BSN NL 25 P 62 514.0 114 12 93 9 2 .921 1.84 1.69 .892 2.20 2.15
1883 BSN NL 25 OF 40 78 55 7 16 0 .795 1.55 .849 1.96 0-30-10
1883 BSN NL 25 1B 2 24 22 0 2 2 .917 11.00 .961 10.60
1884 BSN NL 26 P 38 336.0 86 8 78 0 2 1.000 2.30 2.26 .892 2.29 2.24
1884 BSN NL 26 1B 15 118 108 1 9 1 .924 7.27 .962 10.47
1884 BSN NL 26 OF 15 19 18 0 1 0 .947 1.20 .867 1.79 0-14-1
1884 BSN NL 26 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .850 3.20
1885 BSN NL 27 P 51 441.1 162 18 128 16 1 .901 2.98 2.86 .899 2.43 2.37
1885 BSN NL 27 OF 17 37 31 2 4 0 .892 1.94 .881 1.85 2-13-2
1885 BSN NL 27 1B 5 46 37 3 6 3 .870 8.00 .970 10.84
1886 KCN NL 28 P 46 393.0 137 20 107 10 5 .927 2.91 2.76 .915 2.26 2.16
1886 KCN NL 28 OF 22 32 18 9 5 1 .844 1.23 .890 1.75 2-9-11
1886 KCN NL 28 3B 1 7 1 3 3 0 .571 4.00 .866 3.30
1887 WHS NL 29 P 47 404.2 116 13 92 11 5 .905 2.34 2.23 .902 2.02 1.96
1887 WHS NL 29 OF 7 6 3 1 2 0 .667 0.57 .883 1.97 1-6-0
1888 WHS NL 30 P 39 325.0 93 15 67 11 2 .882 2.27 2.10 .895 2.36 2.30
1888 WHS NL 30 OF 3 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.33 .905 1.90 0-0-3
1888 WHS NL 30 1B 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00 .978 10.50
1889 IND NL 31 P 9 70.0 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.67 1.44 .905 2.22 2.16
1889 IND NL 31 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .910 2.00 0-0-1
1890 PHA AA 32 P 6 40.0 10 1 8 1 0 .900 2.02 1.50 .907 2.23 2.13
1890 PHA AA 32 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-1-0
10 Seasons P 413 3496.1 991 123 769 99 23 .900 2.30 2.16 .900 2.24 2.19
10 Seasons OF 130 193 138 20 35 1 .819 1.22 .867 1.90 5-74-52
6 Seasons 1B 31 254 229 4 21 6 .917 7.52 .963 10.52
2 Seasons 3B 2 9 2 4 3 0 .667 3.00 .862 3.25
10 Seasons TOT 576 3496.1 1447 492 797 158 30 .891 2.30 2.24 .907 2.24 2.58 5-74-52
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1881 NL  8.7 (1st)
1882 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1883 NL  13.3 (2nd)
1884 NL  8.4 (5th)
1887 NL  8.5 (4th)
Career  55.6 (224th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1881 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1882 NL  5.5 (5th)
1883 NL  11.0 (2nd)
1884 NL  7.4 (5th)
1887 NL  7.6 (4th)
Career  46.7 (115th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1881 NL  2.48 (8th)
1882 NL  2.64 (8th)
1883 NL  2.24 (3rd)
1884 NL  2.09 (5th)
1887 NL  3.22 (6th)
Career  2.97 (162nd)

Wins s c a p y
1881 NL  31 (1st)
1882 NL  24 (7th)
1883 NL  37 (3rd)
1884 NL  23 (6th)
1885 NL  18 (10th)
1887 NL  24 (6th)
Career  191 (141st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1882 NL  .533 (9th)
1883 NL  .638 (4th)
1884 NL  .622 (7th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1881 NL  1.155 (7th)
1882 NL  1.060 (6th)
1883 NL  1.025 (2nd)
1884 NL  0.890 (2nd)
1887 NL  1.166 (4th)
Career  1.147 (63rd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  8.929 (6th)
1882 NL  8.657 (7th)
1883 NL  8.615 (5th)
1884 NL  7.286 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  1.467 (7th)
1882 NL  0.879 (5th)
1883 NL  0.613 (1st)
1884 NL  0.723 (1st)
1885 NL  0.755 (1st)
1886 NL  1.260 (1st)
1887 NL  0.934 (1st)
1888 NL  1.495 (9th)
Career  1.058 (14th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  2.640 (8th)
1882 NL  3.857 (6th)
1883 NL  6.041 (1st)
1884 NL  7.232 (2nd)
1885 NL  4.079 (8th)
1887 NL  3.247 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1881 NL  66 (1st)
1882 NL  49 (4th)
1883 NL  62 (4th)
1884 NL  38 (9th)
1885 NL  51 (3rd)
1886 NL  46 (8th)
1887 NL  47 (5th)
1888 NL  39 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1883 NL  2 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1881 NL  552.3 (1st)
1882 NL  420.0 (4th)
1883 NL  514.0 (4th)
1884 NL  336.0 (9th)
1885 NL  441.3 (4th)
1886 NL  393.0 (8th)
1887 NL  404.7 (5th)
Career  3,496.3 (71st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1881 NL  162 (3rd)
1882 NL  180 (4th)
1883 NL  345 (1st)
1884 NL  270 (6th)
1885 NL  200 (5th)
1887 NL  146 (5th)
Career  1,571 (175th)

Games Started s c a p y
1881 NL  63 (1st)
1882 NL  48 (4th)
1883 NL  56 (4th)
1884 NL  37 (9th)
1885 NL  50 (3rd)
1886 NL  44 (8th)
1887 NL  47 (5th)
1888 NL  39 (10th)
Career  396 (132nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1881 NL  57 (1st)
1882 NL  46 (4th)
1883 NL  54 (4th)
1884 NL  35 (9th)
1885 NL  50 (3rd)
1886 NL  42 (9th)
1887 NL  46 (5th)
Career  377 (22nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1881 NL  6 (2nd)
1882 NL  3 (7th)
1883 NL  1 (10th)
1884 NL  6 (5th)
1886 NL  3 (4th)
1887 NL  2 (5th)
Career  26 (161st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  6 (4th)
1883 NL  7 (7th)
1884 NL  12 (8th)
1885 NL  14 (2nd)
1886 NL  9 (10th)
1887 NL  16 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  90 (1st)
1882 NL  41 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1881 NL  548 (1st)
1882 NL  404 (5th)
1883 NL  492 (4th)
1885 NL  503 (1st)
1886 NL  465 (5th)
1887 NL  430 (4th)
1888 NL  317 (10th)
Career  3,598 (57th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1881 NL  1.800 (9th)
1882 NL  4.390 (2nd)
1883 NL  9.857 (1st)
1884 NL  10.000 (1st)
1885 NL  5.405 (1st)
1886 NL  3.036 (4th)
1887 NL  3.476 (1st)
Career  3.822 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1881 NL  0.098 (9th)
1882 NL  0.064 (1st)
1883 NL  0.123 (9th)
1886 NL  0.206 (5th)
1888 NL  0.194 (9th)
Career  0.203 (172nd)

Losses s c a p y
1881 NL  33 (1st)
1882 NL  21 (5th)
1883 NL  21 (6th)
1885 NL  32 (1st)
1886 NL  32 (2nd)
1887 NL  21 (6th)
1888 NL  21 (8th)
Career  204 (43rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  152 (2nd)
1882 NL  123 (5th)
1883 NL  128 (8th)
1885 NL  146 (1st)
1886 NL  196 (2nd)
1887 NL  145 (9th)
1888 NL  110 (9th)
Career  1,154 (148th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1881 NL  46 (1st)
1882 NL  29 (1st)
1883 NL  37 (1st)
1885 NL  32 (6th)
1886 NL  29 (7th)
Career  214 (11th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1887 NL  16 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1881 NL  2,301 (1st)
1882 NL  1,743 (5th)
1883 NL  2,101 (4th)
1884 NL  1,343 (10th)
1885 NL  1,887 (3rd)
1886 NL  1,691 (7th)
1887 NL  1,718 (5th)
Career  14,666 (70th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1881 NL  3 (5th)
1882 NL  1 (9th)
1883 NL  5 (3rd)
1885 NL  1 (6th)
1886 NL  2 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1881 NL  107 (9th)
1882 NL  109 (8th)
1883 NL  139 (3rd)
1884 NL  137 (6th)
1887 NL  126 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1881 NL  2.73 (8th)
1882 NL  2.29 (2nd)
1883 NL  2.29 (1st)
1884 NL  2.37 (1st)
1885 NL  2.64 (2nd)
1886 NL  2.97 (5th)
1887 NL  3.50 (2nd)
Career  2.75 (59th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  10 (6th)
1882 NL  11 (6th)
1883 NL  45 (2nd)
1884 NL  32 (6th)
1887 NL  28 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1881 NL  0.9 (6th)
1882 NL  1.1 (6th)
1883 NL  4.1 (2nd)
1884 NL  3.0 (6th)
1887 NL  2.4 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1882 NL  2.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1882 NL  .323 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1882 NL  .382 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1882 NL  .510 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1882 NL  .892 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 NL  5 (4th)
1883 NL  5 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1882 NL  24 (5th)
1883 NL  25 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1882 NL  183 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1882 NL  24 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1882 NL  2.6 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1883 NL  42 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1882 NL  .798 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1882 NL  50.2 (1st)
1883 NL  81.8 (8th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1881 NL  66 (1st)
1882 NL  49 (4th)
1883 NL  62 (4th)
1885 NL  51 (3rd)
1887 NL  47 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1881 NL  99 (3rd)
1882 NL  88 (5th)
1883 NL  93 (5th)
1885 NL  128 (2nd)
1886 NL  107 (2nd)
1887 NL  92 (4th)
Career  769 (65th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1881 NL  28 (1st)
1882 NL  13 (2nd)
1885 NL  16 (2nd)
Career  99 (18th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1885 NL  2.98 (3rd)
1886 NL  2.91 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1885 NL  2.86 (3rd)
1886 NL  2.76 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1883 NL  .921 (4th)
1884 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 28 (58), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 19 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 161 (81), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 110 (86), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 31 (140), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (55th), 55.6 career WAR/54.3 7yr-peak WAR/54.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1881 23 Boston Red Stockings $1,050 ? Celler committee 23
1884 26 Boston Beaneaters $2,500 ? Preston Orem 138
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,550
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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