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Ed Willett

Robert Edgar Willett

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: March 7, 1884 in Norfolk, VA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1906 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Terriers 1906-1915

Final Game: September 23, 1915 (Age 31)
Died: May 10, 1934 in Wellington, KS
Buried: Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell, KS
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #801. Dave Koslo… #802. Bobby Witt… #803. Vic Sorrell… #804. ED WILLETT… #805. Denny Lemaster… #806. Phil Regan… #807. Willie Sudhoff… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1906 22 DET AL 0 3 .000 3.96 2.29 3 3 0 3 0 0 25.0 24 12 11 0 8 16 2 0 1 104 71 1.280 8.6 0.0 2.9 5.8 2.00
1907 23 DET AL 1 5 .167 3.70 2.43 10 6 3 1 0 0 48.2 47 31 20 0 20 27 2 0 3 206 71 1.377 8.7 0.0 3.7 5.0 1.35
1908 24 DET AL 15 8 .652 2.28 2.58 30 23 7 18 2 1 197.1 186 67 50 2 60 77 14 0 10 786 105 1.247 8.5 0.1 2.7 3.5 1.28
1909 25 DET AL 21 10 .677 2.34 2.76 41 34 3 25 3 1 292.2 239 112 76 5 76 89 15 0 11 1173 108 1.076 7.3 0.2 2.3 2.7 1.17
1910 26 DET AL 16 11 .593 2.37 3.08 37 25 10 18 4 0 224.1 175 85 59 2 74 65 17 0 10 899 111 1.110 7.0 0.1 3.0 2.6 0.88
1911 27 DET AL 13 14 .481 3.66 3.52 38 27 7 15 2 1 231.1 261 136 94 5 80 86 14 0 5 978 94 1.474 10.2 0.2 3.1 3.3 1.08
1912 28 DET AL 17 15 .531 3.29 3.43 37 31 5 28 1 0 284.1 281 144 104 3 84 89 17 0 9 1172 100 1.284 8.9 0.1 2.7 2.8 1.06
1913 29 DET AL 13 14 .481 3.09 3.31 34 30 3 19 0 0 242.0 237 117 83 0 89 59 11 0 6 1002 94 1.347 8.8 0.0 3.3 2.2 0.66
1914 30 SLM FL 4 17 .190 4.27 3.11 27 22 3 14 0 0 175.0 208 102 83 5 56 73 10 0 9 771 78 1.509 10.7 0.3 2.9 3.8 1.30
1915 31 SLM FL 2 3 .400 4.61 3.38 17 2 13 1 0 2 52.2 61 36 27 2 18 19 3 0 2 228 70 1.500 10.4 0.3 3.1 3.2 1.06
10 Yrs 102 100 .505 3.08 3.10 274 203 54 142 12 5 1773.1 1719 842 607 24 565 600 105 0 66 7319 95 1.288 8.7 0.1 2.9 3.0 1.06
162 Game Avg. 15 14 .505 3.08 3.10 39 29 8 20 2 1 253 245 120 87 3 81 86 15 0 9 1043 95 1.288 8.7 0.1 2.9 3.0 1.06
DET (8 yrs) 96 80 .545 2.89 3.09 230 179 38 127 12 3 1545.2 1450 704 497 17 491 508 92 0 55 6320 99 1.256 8.4 0.1 2.9 3.0 1.03
SLM (2 yrs) 6 20 .231 4.35 3.17 44 24 16 15 0 2 227.2 269 138 110 7 74 92 13 0 11 999 76 1.507 10.6 0.3 2.9 3.6 1.24
AL (8 yrs) 96 80 .545 2.89 3.09 230 179 38 127 12 3 1545.2 1450 704 497 17 491 508 92 0 55 6320 99 1.256 8.4 0.1 2.9 3.0 1.03
FL (2 yrs) 6 20 .231 4.35 3.17 44 24 16 15 0 2 227.2 269 138 110 7 74 92 13 0 11 999 76 1.507 10.6 0.3 2.9 3.6 1.24

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
1906 22 DET AL 25.0 3 3 12 4.32 3.70 -0.39 0.00 103.0 4.21 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .490 .500
1907 23 DET AL 48.2 10 6 31 5.73 3.53 -0.18 0.00 102.0 3.79 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .387 .493
1908 24 DET AL 197.1 30 23 67 3.06 3.34 -0.24 0.00 101.0 3.62 12 1.5 1.0 -0.2 3.3 27 .550 .509
1909 25 DET AL 292.2 41 34 112 3.44 3.33 0.24 0.00 102.0 3.15 -5 -0.7 1.0 -0.3 1.9 13 .484 .496
1910 26 DET AL 224.1 37 25 85 3.41 3.54 0.03 0.00 104.0 3.65 8 0.9 1.0 -0.2 3.0 25 .526 .506
1911 27 DET AL 231.1 38 27 136 5.29 4.49 -0.23 0.00 104.0 4.92 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.2 1.2 15 .474 .494
1912 28 DET AL 284.1 37 31 144 4.56 4.41 -0.05 0.00 98.0 4.37 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.3 2.1 24 .488 .497
1913 29 DET AL 242.0 34 30 117 4.35 3.91 -0.15 0.00 99.0 4.02 -7 -0.8 1.0 -0.2 1.4 13 .477 .495
1914 30 SLM FL 175.0 27 22 102 5.25 4.17 -0.43 0.00 105.0 4.83 -10 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -2 .461 .493
1915 31 SLM FL 52.2 17 2 36 6.15 3.83 0.15 0.00 105.0 3.87 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -1.2 -12 .416 .491
10 Seasons 1773.1 274 203 842 4.27 3.87 -0.09 0.00 101.8 4.03 -42 -4.1 1.0 -1.6 10.8 99 .485 .498
DET (8 yrs) 1545.2 230 179 704 4.10 3.84 -0.06 0.00 101.3 3.94 -19 -1.6 1.0 -1.5 12.4 112 .493 .499
SLM (2 yrs) 227.2 44 24 138 5.46 4.09 -0.30 0.00 105.0 4.60 -23 -2.5 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -13 .443 .493

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
1909 25 DET AL WS L PIT 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 27 0.391 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.2
1 WS 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 27 0.391 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.2

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
1906 22 DET AL 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1907 23 DET AL 10 14 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 -30 1 0 0 1
1908 24 DET AL 30 70 67 4 11 1 0 0 8 0 0 19 .164 .176 .179 .356 14 12 1 2 1
1909 25 DET AL 42 119 112 10 22 5 3 0 10 0 3 37 .196 .224 .295 .519 60 33 1 3 1/O
1910 26 DET AL 38 90 83 5 11 3 1 0 4 0 2 31 .133 .182 .193 .375 14 16 3 2 1/O
1911 27 DET AL 39 94 82 15 22 4 3 1 7 1 8 26 .268 .333 .427 .760 107 35 0 4 1
1912 28 DET AL 37 122 115 6 19 4 1 2 10 0 1 4 42 .165 .193 .270 .463 34 31 0 3 1
1913 29 DET AL 35 102 92 8 26 4 1 1 13 0 3 23 .283 .313 .380 .693 104 35 1 6 1
1914 30 SLM FL 28 67 64 4 15 4 1 1 8 0 2 19 .234 .258 .375 .633 76 24 0 2 1
1915 31 SLM FL 17 20 15 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 55 3 0 1 1
10 Yrs 279 707 652 56 130 25 10 5 63 1 1 26 204 .199 .237 .291 .528 56 190 6 23
162 Game Avg. 162 411 379 33 75 15 6 3 37 1 15 118 .199 .237 .291 .528 56 110 3 13
DET (8 yrs) 234 620 573 49 112 21 9 4 53 1 1 21 185 .195 .232 .284 .516 53 163 6 20
SLM (2 yrs) 45 87 79 7 18 4 1 1 10 0 5 19 .228 .274 .342 .616 73 27 0 3
AL (8 yrs) 234 620 573 49 112 21 9 4 53 1 1 21 185 .195 .232 .284 .516 53 163 6 20
FL (2 yrs) 45 87 79 7 18 4 1 1 10 0 5 19 .228 .274 .342 .616 73 27 0 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
1906 22 DET AL 3 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .447 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
1907 23 DET AL 10 14 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1908 24 DET AL 30 70 -6 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1909 25 DET AL 42 119 -6 0 0 0 9 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .510 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 1/O
1910 26 DET AL 38 90 -9 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1/O
1911 27 DET AL 39 94 -1 -0 0 0 8 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .520 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1
1912 28 DET AL 37 122 -12 -0 0 0 10 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1913 29 DET AL 35 102 -0 0 0 0 9 8 0.9 0 8 0.9 .527 .506 0.9 -0.0 8 1
1914 30 SLM FL 28 67 -3 0 0 0 6 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .513 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1915 31 SLM FL 17 20 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
10 Seasons 279 707 -41 1 0 0 56 15 1.6 0 15 1.6 .506 .501 1.6 0.0 15
DET (8 yrs) 234 620 -37 0 0 0 48 11 1.1 0 11 1.1 .505 .501 1.1 -0.0 11
SLM (2 yrs) 45 87 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .510 .502 0.4 0.0 4

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
1909 25 DET AL WS PIT L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1906 DET AL 22 P 3 25.0 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 4.32 4.00 .948 3.20 3.17
1907 DET AL 23 P 10 48.2 22 3 18 1 0 .955 3.88 2.10 .946 3.27 3.25
1908 DET AL 24 P 30 197.1 99 14 81 4 3 .960 4.33 3.17 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 DET AL 25 P 41 292.2 111 13 91 7 2 .937 3.20 2.54 .942 3.19 3.15
1909 DET AL 25 OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 1.80 0-0-1
1910 DET AL 26 P 37 224.1 126 6 113 7 2 .944 4.77 3.22 .942 3.29 3.28
1910 DET AL 26 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-0-1
1911 DET AL 27 P 38 231.1 92 5 84 3 2 .967 3.46 2.34 .938 2.88 2.85
1912 DET AL 28 P 37 284.1 132 12 113 7 2 .947 3.96 3.38 .940 2.96 2.90
1913 DET AL 29 P 34 242.0 106 8 93 5 3 .953 3.76 2.97 .938 3.01 2.98
1914 SLM FL 30 P 27 22 13 175.0 86 6 76 4 2 .953 4.22 3.04 .947 3.04 3.00
1915 SLM FL 31 P 17 2 1 52.2 22 2 17 3 2 .864 3.25 1.12 .956 3.08 3.05
10 Seasons P 274 24 14 1773.1 808 72 695 41 18 .949 3.89 2.80 .942 3.09 3.06
2 Seasons OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.80 0-0-2
10 Seasons TOT 276 24 14 1773.1 810 74 695 41 18 .949 3.89 2.79 .942 3.09 3.05 0-0-2
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.08 (191st)

Wins s c a p y
1909 AL  21 (3rd)
1910 AL  16 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1908 AL  .652 (7th)
1909 AL  .677 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1910 AL  7.021 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1909 AL  41 (4th)
1910 AL  37 (7th)
1911 AL  38 (9th)

Saves s c a p y
1908 AL  1 (10th)
1909 AL  1 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1909 AL  292.7 (6th)
1912 AL  284.3 (6th)

Games Started s c a p y
1909 AL  34 (5th)
1912 AL  31 (10th)
1913 AL  30 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1909 AL  25 (6th)
1912 AL  28 (5th)
1913 AL  19 (10th)
Career  142 (245th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1910 AL  4 (7th)
1911 AL  2 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1909 AL  5 (2nd)
1911 AL  5 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1909 AL  76 (8th)
1911 AL  80 (6th)
1913 AL  89 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1909 AL  239 (6th)
1911 AL  261 (5th)
1912 AL  281 (4th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1913 AL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.122 (59th)

Losses s c a p y
1911 AL  14 (9th)
1914 FL  17 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1909 AL  76 (3rd)
1911 AL  94 (5th)
1912 AL  104 (2nd)
1913 AL  83 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1908 AL  10 (7th)
1909 AL  11 (3rd)
1910 AL  10 (3rd)
1912 AL  9 (7th)
1914 FL  9 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1908 AL  14 (4th)
1909 AL  15 (4th)
1910 AL  17 (3rd)
1911 AL  14 (4th)
1912 AL  17 (1st)
1913 AL  11 (6th)
1914 FL  10 (7th)
Career  105 (73rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1909 AL  1,173 (4th)
1911 AL  978 (10th)
1912 AL  1,172 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1910 AL  10 (6th)
1915 FL  13 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.10 (163rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1909 AL  41 (4th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1910 AL  113 (2nd)
1911 AL  84 (4th)
1912 AL  113 (2nd)
1913 AL  93 (3rd)
Career  695 (93rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1912 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1908 AL  4.33 (3rd)
1910 AL  4.77 (1st)
1912 AL  3.96 (2nd)
1914 FL  4.22 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1908 AL  3.17 (4th)
1912 AL  3.38 (3rd)
1913 AL  2.97 (2nd)
1914 FL  3.04 (3rd)
Career  2.80 (17th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 42 (610), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (709), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (765), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (720th), 12.4 career WAR/14.3 7yr-peak WAR/13.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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