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Chief Wilson

John Owen Wilson

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

Born: August 21, 1883 in Austin, TX (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1908 (Age 24.238, 3,002nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1908 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals 1908-1916

Last Game: October 1, 1916 (Age 33.041)
Died: February 22, 1954 in Bertram, TX
Buried: Austin Memorial Park, Austin, TX
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1093. Jim Russell… #1094. Milt Thompson… #1095. Harry Rice… #1096. CHIEF WILSON… #1097. Duff Cooley… #1098. Steve Buechele… #1099. Gene Richards… 

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
1908 24 PIT NL 144 572 529 47 120 8 7 3 43 12 22 66 .227 .260 .285 .546 74 151 2 19 *O
1909 25 PIT NL 154 614 569 64 155 22 12 4 59 17 19 66 .272 .303 .374 .677 106 213 6 20 *O
1910 26 PIT NL 146 579 536 59 148 14 13 4 50 8 21 68 .276 .312 .373 .685 94 200 7 15 *O
1911 27 PIT NL 148 603 544 72 163 34 12 12 107 10 41 55 .300 .353 .472 .826 126 257 4 14 *O
1912 28 PIT NL 152 643 583 80 175 19 36 11 95 16 35 67 .300 .342 .513 .855 133 299 2 23 *O MVP-8
1913 29 PIT NL 155 627 580 71 154 12 14 10 73 9 10 32 62 .266 .307 .386 .694 102 224 3 12 *O
1914 30 STL NL 154 626 580 64 150 27 12 9 73 14 32 66 .259 .302 .393 .695 108 228 4 10 *O98/7
1915 31 STL NL 107 389 348 33 96 13 6 3 39 8 15 19 43 .276 .321 .374 .694 109 130 4 17 *O89/7
1916 32 STL NL 120 386 355 30 85 8 2 3 32 4 20 46 .239 .289 .299 .588 82 106 5 9 *O89
9 Yrs 1280 5039 4624 520 1246 157 114 59 571 98 25 241 539 .269 .311 .391 .702 106 1808 37 139
162 Game Avg. 162 638 585 66 158 20 14 7 72 12 31 68 .269 .311 .391 .702 106 229 5 18
PIT (6 yrs) 899 3638 3341 393 915 109 94 44 427 72 10 170 384 .274 .314 .402 .716 107 1344 24 103
STL (3 yrs) 381 1401 1283 127 331 48 20 15 144 26 15 71 155 .258 .304 .362 .665 101 464 13 36

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
1908 24 PIT NL 144 572 -15 -1 0 -1 -7 -23 -3.1 19 -5 -1.1 .479 .481 -0.9 -1.0 -4 *O
1909 25 PIT NL 154 614 2 -1 0 8 -8 1 0.1 20 21 2.2 .501 .500 1.1 0.1 13 *O
1910 26 PIT NL 146 579 -7 -1 0 2 -8 -13 -1.4 18 5 0.3 .490 .491 0.1 -0.6 3 *O
1911 27 PIT NL 148 603 17 -1 0 4 -8 12 1.1 19 31 3.0 .508 .508 2.8 -0.5 27 *O
1912 28 PIT NL 152 643 21 -1 0 7 -6 21 2.1 20 41 4.1 .514 .513 3.5 0.1 34 *O MVP-8
1913 29 PIT NL 155 627 1 -0 0 6 -8 -2 -0.2 19 18 1.8 .499 .499 1.1 -0.2 12 *O
1914 30 STL NL 154 626 4 -1 0 10 -8 5 0.4 19 24 2.4 .504 .504 1.4 0.1 14 *O98/7
1915 31 STL NL 107 389 3 -3 0 5 -4 1 0.1 12 13 1.4 .502 .501 0.9 0.1 8 *O89/7
1916 32 STL NL 120 386 -7 -0 0 -3 -5 -14 -1.9 12 -3 -0.6 .485 .489 -0.2 -1.0 0 *O89
9 Seasons 1280 5039 19 -8 0 38 -61 -12 -2.8 157 145 13.5 .498 .499 9.7 -2.8 107
PIT (6 yrs) 899 3638 19 -4 0 26 -44 -4 -1.4 114 110 10.3 .499 .499 7.7 -2.1 84
STL (3 yrs) 381 1401 0 -4 0 12 -16 -8 -1.4 43 35 3.2 .497 .498 2.0 -0.7 23

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 PIT NL WS DET W 7 28 26 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .154 .154 .192 .346 5 0 2 0
1 WS 7 28 26 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .154 .154 .192 .346 5 0 2 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 G Awards
1908 PIT NL 24 OF 144 291 258 20 13 3 .955 1.93 .960 2.04 1-34-109
1909 PIT NL 25 OF 154 325 292 19 14 7 .957 2.02 .961 2.07 0-0-154
1910 PIT NL 26 OF 146 286 255 23 8 3 .972 1.90 .959 2.17 1-7-138
1911 PIT NL 27 OF 146 300 273 20 7 10 .977 2.01 .960 2.15 0-2-145
1912 PIT NL 28 OF 152 358 324 20 14 5 .961 2.26 .956 2.24 0-87-69 MVP-8
1913 PIT NL 29 OF 155 325 301 14 10 3 .969 2.03 .960 2.21 0-3-153
1914 STL NL 30 OF 154 154 150 348 312 30 6 11 .983 2.22 .957 2.13
1914 STL NL 30 RF 146 146 142 325 286 34 5 12 .985 2.19 .958 1.82
1914 STL NL 30 CF 10 7 7 27 25 1 1 0 .963 2.60 .958 2.42
1914 STL NL 30 LF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20
1915 STL NL 31 OF 105 97 88 258 234 20 4 3 .984 2.42 .959 2.12
1915 STL NL 31 CF 71 65 58 169 157 9 3 1 .982 2.34 .961 2.47
1915 STL NL 31 RF 33 31 29 80 74 5 1 2 .988 2.39 .953 1.71
1915 STL NL 31 LF 2 1 1 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 4.50 .962 2.20
1916 STL NL 32 OF 113 102 79 201 181 11 9 3 .955 1.70 .967 2.15
1916 STL NL 32 CF 60 46 34 110 99 7 4 2 .964 1.77 .973 2.54
1916 STL NL 32 RF 59 56 45 91 82 4 5 1 .945 1.46 .964 1.75
9 Seasons OF 1269 353 317 2692 2430 177 85 48 .968 2.05 .960 2.14 5-274-1006
3 Seasons (incomplete) RF 238 233 216 496 442 43 11 15 .978 2.04 .958 1.79
3 Seasons (incomplete) CF 141 118 99 306 281 17 8 3 .974 2.11 .965 2.50
2 Seasons (incomplete) LF 3 2 2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 3.33 .962 2.20
9 Seasons TOT 1269 353 317 2692 2430 177 85 48 .968 2.05 .960 2.14 5-274-1006
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1912 NL (8, 20%)
0.20 Career Shares (760th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1912 NL  4.1 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1912 NL  3.5 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1909 NL  .374 (10th)
1911 NL  .472 (6th)
1912 NL  .513 (2nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1911 NL  .826 (7th)
1912 NL  .855 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1909 NL  154 (1st)
1912 NL  152 (2nd)
1913 NL  155 (1st)
1914 NL  154 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1909 NL  569 (9th)
1912 NL  583 (4th)
1913 NL  580 (5th)
1914 NL  580 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1912 NL  643 (7th)
1913 NL  627 (9th)
1914 NL  626 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  155 (10th)
1911 NL  163 (10th)
1912 NL  175 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1909 NL  213 (8th)
1911 NL  257 (5th)
1912 NL  299 (2nd)
1914 NL  228 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1911 NL  34 (3rd)
1914 NL  27 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1909 NL  12 (5th)
1910 NL  13 (10th)
1912 NL  36 (1st)
1913 NL  14 (4th)
1914 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  114 (112th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1909 NL  4 (6th)
1911 NL  12 (5th)
1912 NL  11 (3rd)
1913 NL  10 (5th)
1914 NL  9 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1911 NL  107 (1st)
1912 NL  95 (4th)
1913 NL  73 (8th)
1914 NL  73 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1908 NL  66 (6th)
1909 NL  66 (6th)
1910 NL  68 (5th)
1912 NL  67 (9th)
1913 NL  62 (10th)
1914 NL  66 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1913 NL  118 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1912 NL  133 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1911 NL  90 (7th)
1912 NL  102 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  19 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1912 NL  1.9 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  38 (8th)
1911 NL  58 (3rd)
1912 NL  66 (2nd)
1914 NL  48 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1912 NL  .673 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1910 NL  7 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1912 NL  23 (8th)
Career  139 (207th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1911 NL  10.9 (10th)
1912 NL  13.0 (5th)
1914 NL  11.0 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1911 NL  45.3 (6th)
1912 NL  53.0 (6th)
1913 NL  58.0 (8th)
1914 NL  64.4 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1909 NL  434 (8th)
1912 NL  431 (3rd)
1913 NL  448 (8th)
1914 NL  440 (7th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  146 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  286 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  34 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  12 (1st)
1915 NL  2 (5th)
Career  15 (98th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  154 (1st)
1912 NL  152 (1st)
1913 NL  155 (1st)
1914 NL  154 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1910 NL  23 (5th)
1914 NL  30 (2nd)
1915 NL  20 (5th)
Career  177 (72nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  14 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  7 (4th)
1911 NL  10 (2nd)
1914 NL  11 (1st)
Career  48 (34th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  2.19 (1st)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  .985 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1911 NL  .977 (3rd)
1914 NL  .983 (1st)
1915 NL  .984 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (326), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 71 (351), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (957), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1975), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (155th), 13.5 career WAR/15.2 7yr-peak WAR/14.4 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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