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Highball Wilson

Howard Paul Wilson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 164 lb.

Born: August 9, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1899 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1902 [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Athletics/Spiders 1899-1904

Final Game: May 17, 1904 (Age 25)
Died: October 16, 1934 in Havre de Grace, MD
Buried: North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
1899 20 CLV NL 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 8 8 0 5 1 0 0 0 40 43 4.56 2.125 13.5 0.0 5.6 1.1 0.20
1902 23 PHA AL 7 4 .636 2.43 13 10 3 8 0 0 96.1 103 44 26 1 19 18 9 0 0 404 151 3.30 1.266 9.6 0.1 1.8 1.7 0.95
1903 24 WSH AL 7 18 .280 3.31 30 28 2 25 1 0 242.1 269 123 89 7 43 56 10 1 2 1013 94 3.32 1.287 10.0 0.3 1.6 2.1 1.30
1904 25 WSH AL 0 3 .000 4.68 3 3 0 3 0 0 25.0 33 17 13 0 4 11 2 0 1 110 58 2.26 1.480 11.9 0.0 1.4 4.0 2.75
4 Yrs 14 26 .350 3.29 47 42 5 37 1 0 371.2 417 192 136 8 71 86 21 1 3 1567 99 3.27 1.313 10.1 0.2 1.7 2.1 1.21
162 Game Avg. 11 20 .350 3.29 36 32 4 28 1 0 284 319 147 104 6 54 66 16 1 2 1197 99 3.27 1.313 10.1 0.2 1.7 2.1 1.21
WSH (2 yrs) 7 21 .250 3.43 33 31 2 28 1 0 267.1 302 140 102 7 47 67 12 1 3 1123 90 3.22 1.305 10.2 0.2 1.6 2.3 1.43
PHA (1 yr) 7 4 .636 2.43 13 10 3 8 0 0 96.1 103 44 26 1 19 18 9 0 0 404 151 3.30 1.266 9.6 0.1 1.8 1.7 0.95
CLV (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 8 8 0 5 1 0 0 0 40 43 4.56 2.125 13.5 0.0 5.6 1.1 0.20
AL (3 yrs) 14 25 .359 3.17 46 41 5 36 1 0 363.2 405 184 128 8 66 85 21 1 3 1527 102 3.24 1.295 10.0 0.2 1.6 2.1 1.29
NL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 12 8 8 0 5 1 0 0 0 40 43 4.56 2.125 13.5 0.0 5.6 1.1 0.20

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
1899 20 CLV NL 8.0 1 1 8 9.00 5.40 -0.79 0.00 96.0 5.95 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .312 .499
1902 23 PHA AL 96.1 13 10 44 4.11 4.78 -0.15 0.00 103.0 5.08 11 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 21 .587 .507
1903 24 WSH AL 242.1 30 28 123 4.57 4.24 -0.13 0.00 105.0 4.59 5 0.5 1.0 -0.3 2.7 23 .518 .503
1904 25 WSH AL 25.0 3 3 17 6.12 3.65 -0.49 0.00 102.0 4.23 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .330 .497
4 Seasons 371.2 47 42 192 4.65 4.37 -0.17 0.00 104.1 4.72 8 1.0 1.0 -0.4 4.3 38 .520 .504
WSH (2 yrs) 267.1 33 31 140 4.71 4.19 -0.16 0.00 104.7 4.56 -0 0.0 1.0 -0.3 2.4 19 .501 .503
PHA (1 yr) 96.1 13 10 44 4.11 4.78 -0.15 0.00 103.0 5.08 11 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 21 .587 .507
CLV (1 yr) 8.0 1 1 8 9.00 5.40 -0.79 0.00 96.0 5.95 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .312 .499

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
1899 20 CLV NL 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 185 2 0 0 /1
1902 23 PHA AL 13 39 35 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 3 4 .171 .237 .171 .408 13 6 0 1 1
1903 24 WSH AL 31 93 85 8 17 3 3 0 2 1 5 11 .200 .253 .306 .559 66 26 1 2 1/O
1904 25 WSH AL 4 11 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .444 .744 136 4 0 1 /1
4 Yrs 49 146 132 10 26 6 3 0 6 1 9 18 .197 .254 .288 .541 58 38 1 4
162 Game Avg. 162 483 436 33 86 20 10 0 20 3 30 60 .197 .254 .288 .541 58 126 3 13
WSH (2 yrs) 35 104 94 8 19 5 3 0 2 1 6 13 .202 .257 .319 .577 72 30 1 3
PHA (1 yr) 13 39 35 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 3 4 .171 .237 .171 .408 13 6 0 1
CLV (1 yr) 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 185 2 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 48 143 129 10 25 5 3 0 6 1 9 17 .194 .252 .279 .531 55 36 1 4
NL (1 yr) 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 185 2 0 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
1899 20 CLV NL 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .540 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1902 23 PHA AL 13 39 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1903 24 WSH AL 31 93 -3 -0 0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 1/O
1904 25 WSH AL 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .531 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
4 Seasons 49 146 -7 0 0 0 11 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .509 .501 0.4 -0.0 4
WSH (2 yrs) 35 104 -3 0 0 0 8 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .502 0.5 -0.0 5
PHA (1 yr) 13 39 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
CLV (1 yr) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .540 .500 0.0 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 G Awards
1899 CLV NL 20 P 1 8.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00 .910 2.70 2.60
1902 PHA AL 23 P 13 96.1 26 5 21 0 1 1.000 2.43 2.00 .928 3.10 3.03
1903 WSH AL 24 P 30 242.1 71 11 58 2 0 .972 2.56 2.30 .948 3.19 3.13
1903 WSH AL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1904 WSH AL 25 P 3 25.0 11 2 8 1 0 .909 3.60 3.33 .952 3.46 3.40
4 Seasons P 47 371.2 110 19 88 3 1 .973 2.59 2.28 .943 3.17 3.11
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
4 Seasons TOT 48 371.2 110 19 88 3 1 .973 2.59 2.23 .943 3.17 3.09 1-0-0
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1903 AL  7 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1903 AL  18 (5th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1903 AL  89 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1903 AL  10 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1899 NL  born 1878-08-09 (7th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Howard Highball Paul Wilson

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