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Harry Wolverton

Harry Sterling Wolverton (Fighting Harry)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: December 6, 1873 in Mount Vernon, OH
School: Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1898 (Age 24.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Beaneaters/Orphans/Senators/Highlanders 1898-1912

Final Game: September 25, 1912 (Age 38.294)
Died: February 4, 1937 in Oakland, CA
Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1565. Leo Durocher… #1566. Art Wilson… #1567. Heinie Reitz… #1568. HARRY WOLVERTON… #1569. Lee Magee… #1570. Dave Roberts… #1571. Joe Foy… 

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 24 CHC NL 13 54 49 4 16 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 .327 .353 .347 .700 100 17 1 3 5
1899 25 CHC NL 99 442 389 50 111 14 11 1 49 14 30 14 .285 .350 .386 .736 103 150 9 14 5/6
1900 26 TOT NL 104 427 394 44 110 10 8 3 58 5 22 15 .279 .322 .368 .690 91 145 3 8 *5
1900 26 CHC NL 3 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 .182 .308 .182 .490 39 2 0 0 /5
1900 26 PHI NL 101 414 383 42 108 10 8 3 58 4 20 13 .282 .323 .373 .696 93 143 3 8 *5
1901 27 PHI NL 93 413 379 42 117 15 4 0 43 13 22 20 .309 .356 .369 .726 109 140 6 6 5
1902 28 TOT MLB 93 418 385 47 102 11 5 1 39 11 22 8 .265 .311 .327 .639 83 126 4 7 *5
1902 28 WSH AL 59 266 249 35 62 8 3 1 23 8 13 4 .249 .292 .317 .609 68 79 2 2 5
1902 28 PHI NL 34 152 136 12 40 3 2 0 16 3 9 4 .294 .347 .346 .693 111 47 2 5 5
1903 29 PHI NL 123 543 494 72 152 13 12 0 53 10 18 15 .308 .342 .383 .725 113 189 8 23 *5
1904 30 PHI NL 102 440 398 43 106 15 5 0 49 18 26 7 .266 .321 .329 .650 102 131 6 10 5
1905 31 BSN NL 122 505 463 38 104 15 7 2 55 10 23 21 .225 .276 .300 .576 74 139 10 9 *5
1912 38 NYY AL 34 54 50 6 15 1 1 0 4 1 0 2 7 .300 .340 .360 .700 95 18 1 1 /5
9 Yrs 783 3296 3001 346 833 95 53 7 352 83 0 166 110 .278 .326 .352 .677 96 1055 48 81
162 Game Avg. 162 682 621 72 172 20 11 1 73 17 34 23 .278 .326 .352 .677 96 218 10 17
PHI (5 yrs) 453 1962 1790 211 523 56 31 3 219 48 95 59 .292 .337 .363 .700 105 650 25 52
CHC (3 yrs) 115 509 449 56 129 15 11 1 51 16 33 19 .287 .350 .376 .726 101 169 10 17
WSH (1 yr) 59 266 249 35 62 8 3 1 23 8 13 4 .249 .292 .317 .609 68 79 2 2
BSN (1 yr) 122 505 463 38 104 15 7 2 55 10 23 21 .225 .276 .300 .576 74 139 10 9
NYY (1 yr) 34 54 50 6 15 1 1 0 4 1 0 2 7 .300 .340 .360 .700 95 18 1 1
NL (8 yrs) 690 2976 2702 305 756 86 49 6 325 74 151 99 .280 .329 .355 .683 99 958 45 78
AL (2 yrs) 93 320 299 41 77 9 4 1 27 9 0 15 11 .258 .300 .324 .624 73 97 3 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
1898 24 CHC NL 13 54 0 -0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 5
1899 25 CHC NL 99 442 3 -1 0 -3 3 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .501 2.0 0.0 20 5/6
1900 26 CHC NL 3 13 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
1900 26 PHI NL 101 414 -3 0 0 -4 3 -4 -0.4 14 11 1.1 .497 .498 1.5 -0.1 15 *5
1901 27 PHI NL 93 413 6 -1 0 4 3 12 1.1 13 25 2.6 .513 .507 2.2 0.7 21 $2,100 5
1902 28 WSH AL 59 266 -10 -0 0 -1 2 -9 -0.9 9 0 -0.0 .485 .495 0.1 0.1 1 $2,344 5
1902 28 PHI NL 34 152 2 -0 0 1 1 4 0.4 5 9 1.0 .513 .503 0.9 0.2 8 $2,400 5
1903 29 PHI NL 123 543 11 -1 0 -1 4 13 1.3 17 30 3.0 .510 .508 3.0 0.4 31 *5
1904 30 PHI NL 102 440 3 -0 0 -8 3 -2 -0.2 14 12 1.2 .498 .499 2.1 -0.5 20 5
1905 31 BSN NL 122 505 -12 -1 0 1 4 -8 -0.9 16 9 0.8 .493 .495 0.7 0.6 8 *5
1912 38 NYY AL 34 54 -0 0 0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 /5
9 Seasons 783 3296 -2 -4 0 -14 25 5 0.3 107 112 11.4 .501 .501 12.9 1.2 126 $6,844
PHI (5 yrs) 453 1962 18 -2 0 -8 15 23 2.3 63 86 8.8 .505 .503 9.6 0.8 93 $4,500
CHC (3 yrs) 115 509 2 -1 0 -4 4 1 0.0 17 18 1.8 .501 .501 2.2 -0.0 22
WSH (1 yr) 59 266 -10 -0 0 -1 2 -9 -0.9 9 0 -0.0 .485 .495 0.1 0.1 1 $2,344
BSN (1 yr) 122 505 -12 -1 0 1 4 -8 -0.9 16 9 0.8 .493 .495 0.7 0.6 8
NYY (1 yr) 34 54 -0 0 0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.2 -0.2 2

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 Awards
1898 CHC NL 24 3B 13 66 21 35 10 1 .848 4.31 .902 3.48
1899 CHC NL 25 3B 98 407 123 227 57 12 .860 3.57 .902 3.59
1899 CHC NL 25 SS 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .910 5.60
1900 TOT NL 26 3B 104 412 124 239 49 16 .881 3.49 .895 3.82
1900 CHC NL 26 3B 3 8 2 5 1 0 .875 2.33 .895 3.83
1900 PHI NL 26 3B 101 404 122 234 48 16 .881 3.52 .895 3.82
1901 PHI NL 27 3B 93 330 114 190 26 9 .921 3.27 .888 3.21
1902 TOT MLB 28 3B 93 394 130 230 34 19 .914 3.87 .912 3.54
1902 WSH AL 28 3B 59 249 86 139 24 8 .904 3.81 .912 3.57
1902 PHI NL 28 3B 34 145 44 91 10 11 .931 3.97 .913 3.50
1903 PHI NL 29 3B 123 456 182 247 27 8 .941 3.49 .913 3.44
1904 PHI NL 30 3B 102 361 143 191 27 15 .925 3.27 .899 3.24
1905 BSN NL 31 3B 122 423 139 256 28 12 .934 3.24 .921 3.20
1912 NYY AL 38 3B 8 28 13 10 5 1 .821 2.88 .920 3.38
9 Seasons 3B 756 2877 989 1625 263 93 .909 3.46 .905 3.43
1 Season SS 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .910 5.60
9 Seasons TOT 757 2880 990 1626 264 93 .908 3.46 .905 3.43
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

Triples s c a p y
1903 NL  12 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1903 NL  127 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1903 NL  8 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1903 NL  23 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1901 NL  19.0 (2nd)
1902 ML  48.1 (7th)
1903 NL  32.9 (3rd)
1904 NL  56.9 (1st)
1905 NL  22.0 (3rd)
Career  27.3 (36th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  104 (5th)
1901 NL  93 (4th)
1903 NL  123 (4th)
1905 NL  122 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  182 (2nd)
Career  989 (92nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  247 (3rd)
1905 NL  256 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1899 NL  57 (3rd)
1900 NL  49 (4th)
Career  263 (43rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  16 (4th)
1901 NL  9 (5th)
1902 NL  11 (5th)
1904 NL  15 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1899 NL  3.57 (5th)
1901 NL  3.27 (3rd)
1903 NL  3.49 (5th)
1904 NL  3.27 (4th)
1905 NL  3.24 (4th)
Career  3.46 (15th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  .941 (1st)
1905 NL  .934 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1912 AL  born 1873-12-06 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (182nd), 11.4 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1901 27 Philadelphia Phillies $2,100 ? 11/23/01 Sporting Life
1902 28 Philadelphia Phillies $2,400 ? 11/23/01 Sporting Life Jumped leagues in midseason
28 Washington Senators $2,344 ? S. Povich, The Washington Senators, 245 11/23/01 Sporting Life: $2,400
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,844
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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Name and misspellings: Fighting Harry hal Harry Sterling Wolverton woverton

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