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Vic Willis

Victor Gazaway Willis

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 12, 1876 in Cecil County, MD
High School: Newark Academy (Newark, DE)
School: University of Delaware (Newark, DE) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1898 (Age 22.008, 2,034th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1898 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/Pirates/Cardinals 1898-1910

Final Game: September 5, 1910 (Age 34.146)
Died: August 3, 1947 in Elkton, MD
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Newark, DE
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1995.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #64. Tommy Bridges… #65. David Cone… #66. Mariano Rivera… #67. VIC WILLIS… #68. Dizzy Dean… #69. Burleigh Grimes… #70. Bob Lemon… 

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
1898 22 BSN NL 25 13 .658 2.84 41 38 2 29 1 0 311.0 264 143 98 5 148 160 29 1 9 1333 131 3.65 1.325 7.6 0.1 4.3 4.6 1.08
1899 23 BSN NL 27 8 .771 2.50 41 38 3 35 5 2 342.2 277 126 95 6 117 120 30 0 12 1399 165 3.75 1.150 7.3 0.2 3.1 3.2 1.03
1900 24 BSN NL 10 17 .370 4.19 32 29 3 22 2 0 236.0 258 157 110 11 106 53 12 1 8 1048 98 4.48 1.542 9.8 0.4 4.0 2.0 0.50
1901 25 BSN NL 20 17 .541 2.36 38 35 3 33 6 0 305.1 262 111 80 6 78 133 11 0 5 1226 154 3.18 1.114 7.7 0.2 2.3 3.9 1.71
1902 26 BSN NL 27 20 .574 2.20 51 46 5 45 4 3 410.0 372 142 100 6 101 225 14 0 12 1652 128 2.60 1.154 8.2 0.1 2.2 4.9 2.23
1903 27 BSN NL 12 18 .400 2.98 33 32 1 29 2 0 278.0 256 121 92 3 88 125 10 0 4 1117 109 3.05 1.237 8.3 0.1 2.8 4.0 1.42
1904 28 BSN NL 18 25 .419 2.85 43 43 0 39 2 0 350.0 357 174 111 7 109 196 14 2 11 1466 96 2.61 1.331 9.2 0.2 2.8 5.0 1.80
1905 29 BSN NL 12 29 .293 3.21 41 41 0 36 4 0 342.0 340 174 122 7 107 149 13 2 12 1403 96 2.97 1.307 8.9 0.2 2.8 3.9 1.39
1906 30 PIT NL 23 13 .639 1.73 41 36 5 32 6 1 322.0 295 84 62 0 76 124 5 0 8 1262 153 2.35 1.152 8.2 0.0 2.1 3.5 1.63
1907 31 PIT NL 21 11 .656 2.34 39 37 2 27 6 1 292.2 234 96 76 4 69 107 7 0 2 1143 104 2.41 1.035 7.2 0.1 2.1 3.3 1.55
1908 32 PIT NL 23 11 .676 2.07 41 38 3 25 7 0 304.2 239 95 70 2 69 97 6 0 4 1197 110 2.29 1.011 7.1 0.1 2.0 2.9 1.41
1909 33 PIT NL 22 11 .667 2.24 39 35 4 24 4 1 289.2 243 84 72 3 83 95 4 0 4 1141 115 2.60 1.125 7.6 0.1 2.6 3.0 1.14
1910 34 STL NL 9 12 .429 3.35 33 23 10 12 1 3 212.0 224 113 79 6 61 67 1 0 3 876 89 2.94 1.344 9.5 0.3 2.6 2.8 1.10
13 Yrs 249 205 .548 2.63 513 471 41 388 50 11 3996.0 3621 1620 1167 66 1212 1651 156 6 94 16263 117 2.96 1.209 8.2 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.36
162 Game Avg. 17 14 .548 2.63 35 33 3 27 3 1 276 250 112 81 5 84 114 11 0 6 1124 117 2.96 1.209 8.2 0.1 2.7 3.7 1.36
BSN (8 yrs) 151 147 .507 2.82 320 302 17 268 26 5 2575.0 2386 1148 808 51 854 1161 133 6 73 10644 120 3.22 1.258 8.3 0.2 3.0 4.1 1.36
PIT (4 yrs) 89 46 .659 2.08 160 146 14 108 23 3 1209.0 1011 359 280 9 297 423 22 0 18 4743 119 2.41 1.082 7.5 0.1 2.2 3.1 1.42
STL (1 yr) 9 12 .429 3.35 33 23 10 12 1 3 212.0 224 113 79 6 61 67 1 0 3 876 89 2.94 1.344 9.5 0.3 2.6 2.8 1.10
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
1898 22 BSN NL 311.0 41 38 143 4.14 4.89 0.38 0.00 102.0 4.59 23 2.3 1.0 -0.3 5.0 49 .557 .514
1899 23 BSN NL 342.2 41 38 126 3.31 5.21 0.54 0.00 108.0 5.04 75 7.5 1.0 -0.4 10.5 105 .684 .546 $2,100
1900 24 BSN NL 236.0 32 29 157 5.99 5.17 0.31 0.00 111.0 5.40 -11 -1.0 1.0 -0.2 1.1 11 .469 .494 $2,400
1901 25 BSN NL 305.1 38 35 111 3.27 4.75 0.26 0.00 109.0 4.89 58 6.5 1.0 -0.4 8.8 83 .672 .540 $2,000
1902 26 BSN NL 410.0 51 46 142 3.12 3.98 0.03 0.00 102.0 4.03 44 5.3 1.0 -0.5 8.4 74 .604 .533
1903 27 BSN NL 278.0 33 32 121 3.92 4.87 -0.28 0.00 98.0 5.04 37 3.9 1.0 -0.3 6.1 61 .619 .524
1904 28 BSN NL 350.0 43 43 174 4.47 4.02 -0.43 0.00 101.0 4.49 2 0.3 -0.3 3.0 28 .506 .502
1905 29 BSN NL 342.0 41 41 174 4.58 4.27 -0.26 0.00 103.0 4.66 4 0.5 -0.3 3.2 31 .512 .503
1906 30 PIT NL 322.0 41 36 84 2.35 3.50 0.14 0.00 102.0 3.42 42 5.6 1.0 -0.2 8.2 61 .637 .535
1907 31 PIT NL 292.2 39 37 96 2.95 3.31 -0.07 0.00 99.0 3.34 16 2.1 1.0 -0.3 4.4 33 .554 .513
1908 32 PIT NL 304.2 41 38 95 2.81 3.26 0.12 0.00 98.0 3.08 10 1.3 1.0 -0.2 3.7 29 .531 .508
1909 33 PIT NL 289.2 39 35 84 2.61 3.53 0.27 0.00 99.0 3.23 18 2.3 1.0 -0.3 4.5 41 .559 .514
1910 34 STL NL 212.0 33 23 113 4.80 4.01 -0.25 0.00 98.0 4.18 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.0 1 .450 .490
13 Seasons 3996.0 513 471 1620 3.65 4.20 0.06 0.00 102.3 4.25 303 34.9 1.0 -3.8 67.1 607 .568 .517 $6,500
BSN (8 yrs) 2575.0 320 302 1148 4.01 4.59 0.06 0.00 104.0 4.71 232 25.3 1.0 -2.5 46.2 441 .579 .520 $6,500
PIT (4 yrs) 1209.0 160 146 359 2.67 3.40 0.12 0.00 99.5 3.27 86 11.3 1.0 -1.0 20.9 164 .570 .518
STL (1 yr) 212.0 33 23 113 4.80 4.01 -0.25 0.00 98.0 4.18 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.0 1 .450 .490

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 ❍ 33 PIT NL WS W DET 0 1 .000 4.63 2 1 1 0 0 0 11.2 10 6 6 0 8 0 3 1 0 0 49 1.543 7.7 0.0 6.2 2.3 0.38
1 WS 0 1 .000 4.63 2 1 1 0 0 0 11.2 10 6 6 0 8 0 3 1 0 0 49 1.543 7.7 0.0 6.2 2.3 0.38

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
1898 22 BSN NL 41 132 117 9 17 0 0 0 6 0 11 23 .145 .231 .145 .376 6 17 2 2 1
1899 23 BSN NL 41 142 134 14 29 3 0 0 16 0 4 9 .216 .245 .239 .483 28 32 1 3 1
1900 24 BSN NL 32 95 88 8 12 2 1 0 11 0 3 10 .136 .174 .182 .356 -6 16 1 3 1
1901 25 BSN NL 38 118 107 8 20 1 1 1 8 1 7 17 .187 .243 .243 .486 36 26 1 3 1
1902 26 BSN NL 52 161 150 10 23 0 0 0 7 0 9 18 .153 .206 .153 .360 11 23 1 1 1
1903 27 BSN NL 39 135 128 9 24 3 0 0 8 0 5 22 .188 .218 .211 .429 24 27 0 2 1/3
1904 28 BSN NL 52 166 148 9 27 3 0 0 8 0 14 24 .182 .258 .203 .460 45 30 1 3 1/3
1905 29 BSN NL 43 136 131 12 20 4 0 0 4 0 3 22 .153 .172 .183 .355 7 24 0 2 1
1906 30 PIT NL 41 125 115 5 20 1 0 0 7 0 6 12 .174 .221 .183 .404 24 21 1 3 1
1907 31 PIT NL 39 115 103 3 14 0 0 0 4 2 7 15 .136 .191 .136 .327 2 14 0 5 1
1908 32 PIT NL 41 110 103 9 17 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 .165 .189 .175 .363 16 18 0 4 1
1909 33 PIT NL 39 116 103 6 14 1 1 0 2 0 7 11 .136 .191 .165 .356 9 17 0 6 1
1910 34 STL NL 33 72 66 5 11 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 .167 .191 .197 .388 15 13 0 4 1
13 Yrs 531 1623 1493 107 248 19 4 1 84 3 81 199 .166 .213 .186 .399 18 278 8 41
162 Game Avg. 162 495 455 33 76 6 1 0 26 1 25 61 .166 .213 .186 .399 18 85 2 13
BSN (8 yrs) 338 1085 1003 79 172 16 2 1 68 1 56 145 .171 .220 .194 .415 20 195 7 19
PIT (4 yrs) 160 466 424 23 65 3 1 0 14 2 23 46 .153 .199 .165 .364 13 70 1 18
STL (1 yr) 33 72 66 5 11 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 .167 .191 .197 .388 15 13 0 4

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
1898 22 BSN NL 41 132 -15 0 0 0 8 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .484 .496 -0.7 0.0 -7 1
1899 23 BSN NL 41 142 -14 1 0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $2,100 1
1900 24 BSN NL 32 95 -14 0 0 0 7 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .480 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 $2,400 1
1901 25 BSN NL 38 118 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $2,000 1
1902 26 BSN NL 52 161 -14 0 0 0 11 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1903 27 BSN NL 39 135 -13 0 0 -1 10 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 1/3
1904 28 BSN NL 52 166 -9 0 0 0 10 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1/3
1905 29 BSN NL 43 136 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1906 30 PIT NL 41 125 -9 0 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1907 31 PIT NL 39 115 -11 -0 0 0 8 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .489 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 1
1908 32 PIT NL 41 110 -9 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1909 33 PIT NL 39 116 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1910 34 STL NL 33 72 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
13 Seasons 531 1623 -150 3 0 -1 113 -34 -3.6 0 -34 -3.6 .493 .498 -3.5 -0.2 -33 $6,500
BSN (8 yrs) 338 1085 -103 3 0 -1 76 -25 -2.5 0 -25 -2.5 .493 .498 -2.4 -0.2 -24 $6,500
PIT (4 yrs) 160 466 -40 0 0 0 32 -7 -0.9 0 -7 -0.9 .494 .499 -0.9 -0.0 -7
STL (1 yr) 33 72 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

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 ❍ 33 PIT NL WS DET W 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1898 BSN NL 22 P 41 311.0 97 19 67 11 1 .887 2.49 2.10 .918 2.65 2.55
1899 BSN NL 23 P 41 342.2 106 17 81 8 2 .925 2.57 2.39 .910 2.68 2.57
1900 BSN NL 24 P 32 236.0 61 10 49 2 0 .967 2.25 1.84 .921 2.67 2.59
1901 BSN NL 25 P 38 305.1 91 22 66 3 2 .967 2.59 2.32 .934 2.75 2.72
1902 BSN NL 26 P 51 410.0 146 37 105 4 5 .973 3.12 2.78 .933 2.72 2.69
1903 BSN NL 27 P 33 278.0 101 13 84 4 1 .960 3.14 2.94 .924 2.87 2.81
1903 BSN NL 27 1B 6 78 69 5 4 0 .949 12.33 .977 10.57
1904 BSN NL 28 P 43 350.0 156 39 110 7 5 .955 3.83 3.47 .940 3.03 2.95
1904 BSN NL 28 1B 6 52 49 2 1 1 .981 8.50 .983 10.68
1905 BSN NL 29 P 41 342.0 159 37 115 7 3 .956 4.00 3.71 .943 2.97 2.93
1906 PIT NL 30 P 41 322.0 147 22 117 8 5 .946 3.89 3.39 .948 3.05 2.99
1907 PIT NL 31 P 39 292.2 107 17 87 3 2 .972 3.20 2.67 .950 2.97 2.89
1908 PIT NL 32 P 41 304.2 99 11 87 1 2 .990 2.89 2.39 .953 2.99 2.98
1909 PIT NL 33 P 39 289.2 106 16 85 5 1 .953 3.14 2.59 .940 2.83 2.84
1910 STL NL 34 P 33 212.0 86 11 71 4 0 .953 3.48 2.48 .945 2.82 2.80
13 Seasons P 513 3996.0 1462 271 1124 67 29 .954 3.14 2.72 .936 2.85 2.79
2 Seasons 1B 12 130 118 7 5 1 .962 10.42 .979 10.62
13 Seasons TOT 525 3996.0 1592 389 1131 72 30 .955 3.14 2.90 .940 2.85 2.97
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

Hall of Fame
1995 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1995
by Veteran's Committee

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1899 NL  10.2 (1st)
1901 NL  8.7 (2nd)
1902 NL  8.1 (3rd)
1903 NL  5.9 (7th)
1906 NL  8.1 (2nd)
Career  63.5 (144th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1899 NL  10.5 (1st)
1901 NL  8.8 (2nd)
1902 NL  8.4 (3rd)
1903 NL  6.1 (5th)
1906 NL  8.2 (1st)
1907 NL  4.5 (8th)
1908 NL  3.7 (10th)
1909 NL  4.5 (9th)
Career  67.1 (38th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1898 NL  2.84 (7th)
1899 NL  2.50 (1st)
1901 NL  2.36 (4th)
1902 NL  2.20 (10th)
1906 NL  1.73 (4th)
Career  2.63 (62nd)

Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  25 (6th)
1899 NL  27 (3rd)
1901 NL  20 (6th)
1902 NL  27 (2nd)
1904 NL  18 (10th)
1906 NL  23 (3rd)
1907 NL  21 (4th)
1908 NL  23 (4th)
1909 NL  22 (4th)
Career  249 (48th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1898 NL  .658 (7th)
1899 NL  .771 (3rd)
1906 NL  .639 (10th)
1907 NL  .656 (7th)
1908 NL  .676 (6th)
1909 NL  .667 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1899 NL  1.150 (3rd)
1901 NL  1.114 (5th)
1907 NL  1.035 (7th)
1908 NL  1.011 (4th)
Career  1.209 (157th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1898 NL  7.640 (2nd)
1899 NL  7.275 (1st)
1901 NL  7.723 (3rd)
1903 NL  8.288 (6th)
1908 NL  7.060 (10th)
Career  8.155 (177th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1906 NL  2.124 (10th)
1907 NL  2.122 (8th)
1908 NL  2.038 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1898 NL  4.630 (2nd)
1899 NL  3.152 (5th)
1902 NL  4.939 (4th)
1903 NL  4.047 (5th)
1904 NL  5.040 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1899 NL  41 (9th)
1901 NL  38 (7th)
1902 NL  51 (1st)
1904 NL  43 (4th)
1905 NL  41 (6th)
1906 NL  41 (5th)
1907 NL  39 (7th)
1908 NL  41 (10th)
1909 NL  39 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1899 NL  2 (2nd)
1902 NL  3 (1st)
1907 NL  1 (8th)
1910 NL  3 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1899 NL  342.7 (8th)
1901 NL  305.3 (10th)
1902 NL  410.0 (1st)
1904 NL  350.0 (5th)
1905 NL  342.0 (2nd)
1906 NL  322.0 (3rd)
1907 NL  292.7 (6th)
1908 NL  304.7 (8th)
1909 NL  289.7 (5th)
Career  3,996.0 (42nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1898 NL  160 (3rd)
1899 NL  120 (4th)
1901 NL  133 (9th)
1902 NL  225 (1st)
1903 NL  125 (7th)
1904 NL  196 (2nd)
1905 NL  149 (7th)
Career  1,651 (145th)

Games Started s c a p y
1899 NL  38 (7th)
1901 NL  35 (8th)
1902 NL  46 (1st)
1904 NL  43 (3rd)
1905 NL  41 (2nd)
1906 NL  36 (5th)
1907 NL  37 (2nd)
1908 NL  38 (3rd)
1909 NL  35 (1st)
Career  471 (67th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1899 NL  35 (7th)
1901 NL  33 (5th)
1902 NL  45 (1st)
1903 NL  29 (10th)
1904 NL  39 (1st)
1905 NL  36 (2nd)
1906 NL  32 (3rd)
1907 NL  27 (5th)
1908 NL  25 (8th)
1909 NL  24 (5th)
Career  388 (19th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1899 NL  5 (1st)
1900 NL  2 (10th)
1901 NL  6 (1st)
1902 NL  4 (7th)
1905 NL  4 (6th)
1906 NL  6 (3rd)
1907 NL  6 (4th)
1908 NL  7 (3rd)
1909 NL  4 (9th)
Career  50 (19th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1900 NL  11 (2nd)
1902 NL  6 (2nd)
1904 NL  7 (5th)
1905 NL  7 (4th)
1907 NL  4 (9th)
1910 NL  6 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1898 NL  148 (2nd)
1899 NL  117 (7th)
1900 NL  106 (3rd)
1901 NL  78 (10th)
1902 NL  101 (3rd)
1904 NL  109 (3rd)
1905 NL  107 (3rd)
1909 NL  83 (10th)
Career  1,212 (49th)

Hits s c a p y
1902 NL  372 (1st)
1904 NL  357 (2nd)
1905 NL  340 (1st)
1906 NL  295 (4th)
1908 NL  239 (10th)
1909 NL  243 (5th)
Career  3,621 (56th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1902 NL  2.228 (7th)
1904 NL  1.798 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1903 NL  0.097 (10th)
1906 NL  0.000 (1st)
Career  0.149 (96th)

Losses s c a p y
1900 NL  17 (8th)
1901 NL  17 (9th)
1902 NL  20 (2nd)
1903 NL  18 (4th)
1904 NL  25 (1st)
1905 NL  29 (1st)
Career  205 (41st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1902 NL  100 (4th)
1903 NL  92 (10th)
1904 NL  111 (3rd)
1905 NL  122 (2nd)
1907 NL  76 (6th)
Career  1,167 (142nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1899 NL  12 (5th)
1900 NL  8 (6th)
1902 NL  12 (2nd)
1904 NL  11 (3rd)
1905 NL  12 (4th)
1906 NL  8 (5th)
Career  94 (122nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1898 NL  29 (2nd)
1899 NL  30 (2nd)
1902 NL  14 (7th)
1904 NL  14 (5th)
1905 NL  13 (10th)
Career  156 (16th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1899 NL  1,399 (8th)
1902 NL  1,652 (1st)
1904 NL  1,466 (3rd)
1905 NL  1,403 (3rd)
1906 NL  1,262 (3rd)
1907 NL  1,143 (7th)
1908 NL  1,197 (7th)
1909 NL  1,141 (6th)
Career  16,263 (47th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1902 NL  5 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1898 NL  131 (7th)
1899 NL  165 (1st)
1901 NL  154 (1st)
1902 NL  128 (9th)
1906 NL  153 (4th)
Career  117 (159th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1902 NL  2.60 (7th)
1906 NL  2.35 (7th)
1908 NL  2.29 (8th)
Career  2.96 (121st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1898 NL  29 (7th)
1899 NL  61 (1st)
1901 NL  40 (1st)
1902 NL  29 (3rd)
1903 NL  14 (10th)
1906 NL  33 (2nd)
1908 NL  9 (10th)
1909 NL  17 (9th)
Career  211 (73rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  2.8 (7th)
1899 NL  5.9 (1st)
1901 NL  4.2 (1st)
1902 NL  3.2 (3rd)
1903 NL  1.3 (10th)
1906 NL  3.9 (2nd)
1908 NL  1.1 (10th)
1909 NL  2.0 (9th)
Career  22.3 (68th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1902 NL  51 (1st)
1904 NL  43 (4th)
1906 NL  41 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1901 NL  22 (4th)
1902 NL  37 (1st)
1904 NL  39 (1st)
1905 NL  37 (1st)
1906 NL  22 (3rd)
1909 NL  16 (4th)
Career  271 (28th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1902 NL  105 (2nd)
1904 NL  110 (4th)
1905 NL  115 (2nd)
1906 NL  117 (2nd)
Career  1,124 (15th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
Career  67 (51st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1905 NL  4.00 (4th)
1906 NL  3.89 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1905 NL  3.71 (3rd)
1906 NL  3.39 (2nd)
1910 NL  2.48 (5th)
Career  2.72 (35th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1900 NL  .967 (4th)
1901 NL  .967 (3rd)
1902 NL  .973 (2nd)
1908 NL  .990 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 25 (71), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 204 (37), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 122 (68), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 43 (61), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (47th), 63.5 career WAR/49.6 7yr-peak WAR/56.5 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
1899 23 Boston Beaneaters $2,100 ? Contract at HOF $1800 salary plus $300 bonus
1900 24 Boston Beaneaters $2,400 ? 11/13/41 TSN
1901 25 Boston Beaneaters $2,000 ? 5/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24 4/27/01 TSN: $2,600
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,500
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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