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1909 Chicago White Sox

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1908 / 1910

78-74, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Sullivan (78-74)
Scored 492 runs, Allowed 464 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-72

Ballparks: South Side Park III · Attendance: 478,400 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 97


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1908 / 1910 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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1909 Top 12 by WAR

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Photo of Frank Smith Photo of Ed Walsh Photo of Freddy Parent Photo of Patsy Dougherty Photo of Doc White Photo of Lee Tannehill Photo of Dave Altizer Photo of Jim Scott Photo of John Atz Photo of Billy Purtell Photo of Bill Burns Photo of Frank Isbell

Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Billy Sullivan 34 97 302 265 11 43 3 0 0 16 9 17 50 .162 .226 .174 .400 29 46 5 15
2 1B Frank Isbell* 33 120 477 433 33 97 17 6 0 33 23 23 34 .224 .265 .291 .556 78 126 1 20
3 2B John Atz 29 119 440 381 39 90 18 3 0 22 14 38 33 .236 .309 .299 .608 95 114 2 19
4 SS Freddy Parent 33 136 551 472 61 123 10 5 0 30 32 46 24 .261 .335 .303 .638 105 143 7 26
5 3B Lee Tannehill 28 155 594 531 39 118 21 5 0 47 12 31 52 .222 .269 .281 .550 76 149 3 29
6 OF Ed Hahn* 33 76 329 287 30 52 6 0 1 16 9 31 12 .181 .268 .213 .480 54 61 3 8
7 OF Patsy Dougherty* 32 139 569 491 71 140 23 13 1 55 36 51 56 .285 .359 .391 .751 141 192 6 21
8 OF Dave Altizer* 32 116 458 382 47 89 6 7 1 20 27 39 33 .233 .330 .293 .623 100 112 16 21
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 IF Billy Purtell 23 103 412 361 34 93 9 3 0 40 14 19 27 .258 .302 .299 .601 93 108 4 28
10 OF Doc White* 30 72 238 192 24 45 1 5 0 7 7 33 27 .234 .347 .292 .638 105 56 0 13
11 C Yip Owens 23 64 193 174 12 35 4 1 0 17 3 8 18 .201 .245 .236 .480 54 41 2 9
12 OF Willis Cole 27 46 187 165 17 39 7 3 0 16 3 16 19 .236 .308 .315 .623 100 52 1 5
13 OF Bobby Messenger# 25 31 130 112 18 19 1 1 0 0 7 13 24 .170 .268 .196 .464 49 22 2 3
14 C Fred Payne 28 32 92 82 8 20 2 0 0 12 0 5 3 .244 .295 .268 .564 81 22 1 4
15 1B George Davis# 38 28 84 68 5 9 1 0 0 2 4 10 10 .132 .253 .147 .400 29 10 1 5
16 OF Mike Welday* 30 29 81 74 3 14 0 0 0 5 2 4 21 .189 .231 .189 .420 35 14 0 3
17 OF Gavvy Cravath 28 19 70 50 7 9 0 0 1 8 3 19 8 .180 .406 .240 .646 108 12 0 1
18 2B Barney Reilly 25 12 30 25 3 5 0 0 0 3 2 3 4 .200 .286 .200 .486 56 5 0 2
19 OF Cuke Barrows 25 5 21 20 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 .150 .190 .150 .340 9 3 1 0
20 1B Jiggs Donahue* 29 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 -35 0 0 0
21 1B Ham Patterson 31 1 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 -19 0 0 0
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
22 P Frank Smith 29 53 144 127 11 22 6 3 0 20 0 10 31 .173 .245 .268 .512 64 34 2 5
23 P Jim Scott 21 36 96 85 7 9 2 0 0 5 0 9 37 .106 .191 .129 .321 3 11 0 2
24 P Ed Walsh 28 32 91 84 5 18 5 0 0 11 4 6 26 .214 .267 .274 .540 74 23 0 1
25 P Bill Burns# 29 23 65 59 3 9 3 0 0 3 0 5 12 .153 .219 .203 .422 36 12 0 1
26 P Harry Suter* 21 18 35 32 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 .094 .147 .094 .241 -22 3 0 1
27 P Lou Fiene 24 15 30 29 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 .069 .069 .138 .207 -34 4 0 1
28 P Fred Olmstead 27 8 22 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .095 .136 .095 .232 -25 2 0 0
29 P Frank Owen# 29 3 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 7 1 0 0
30 P Nick Altrock# 32 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.8 159 5759 5018 494 1109 145 56 4 393 211 441 596 .221 .291 .275 .566 82 1378 57 243
Rank in 8 AL teams 3 6 8 6 6 8 3 1 3 8 5 7 6 7 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 30.2 159 5267 4572 465 1043 129 52 4 353 207 408 461 .228 .299 .282 .581 87 1288 55 232
Pitcher Totals 26.4 159 492 446 29 66 16 4 0 40 4 33 135 .148 .210 .202 .412 32 90 2 11
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age 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
1 SP Frank Smith 29 25 17 .595 1.80 51 40 10 37 7 1 365.0 278 104 73 1 70 177 6 0 6 1376 131 1.91 0.953 6.9 0.0 1.7 4.4 2.53
2 SP Jim Scott 21 12 12 .500 2.30 36 29 6 20 4 0 250.1 194 86 64 0 93 135 16 0 6 978 102 2.44 1.146 7.0 0.0 3.3 4.9 1.45
3 SP Ed Walsh 28 15 11 .577 1.41 31 28 3 20 8 2 230.1 166 52 36 0 50 127 4 3 4 871 167 1.82 0.938 6.5 0.0 2.0 5.0 2.54
4 SP Doc White* 30 11 9 .550 1.72 24 21 3 14 3 0 177.2 149 56 34 1 31 77 7 0 6 696 137 2.07 1.013 7.5 0.1 1.6 3.9 2.48
5 SP Bill Burns* 29 7 13 .350 2.04 23 19 1 10 3 0 168.0 161 64 38 2 34 50 8 4 5 651 116 2.53 1.161 8.6 0.1 1.8 2.7 1.47
Rk Pos Name Age 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
6 RP Harry Suter* 21 2 3 .400 2.47 18 7 11 3 1 1 87.1 72 34 24 2 28 53 4 0 1 394 96 2.40 1.145 7.4 0.2 2.9 5.5 1.89
7 RP Lou Fiene 24 2 5 .286 4.13 13 6 7 4 0 0 72.0 75 37 33 1 18 24 5 0 0 287 57 2.69 1.292 9.4 0.1 2.3 3.0 1.33
Rk Pos Name Age 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
8 Fred Olmstead 27 3 2 .600 1.81 8 6 2 5 0 0 54.2 52 17 11 1 12 21 1 0 1 201 131 2.40 1.171 8.6 0.2 2.0 3.5 1.75
9 Frank Owen 29 1 1 .500 4.50 3 2 1 1 0 0 16.0 19 8 8 0 3 3 1 0 0 72 54 2.59 1.375 10.7 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.00
10 Nick Altrock* 32 0 1 .000 5.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 16 6 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 34 50 2.11 1.889 16.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.00
Team Totals 26.8 78 74 .513 2.05 159 159 44 115 26 4 1430.1 1182 464 326 8 340 669 52 7 29 5560 115 2.18 1.064 7.4 0.1 2.1 4.2 1.97
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 2 2 2 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 2
Rk Pos Name Age 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
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Dave Altizer 32 107 595 540 45 10 25 .983 5.47 OF-1B
Nick Altrock 32 1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 P
John Atz 29 118 548 208 315 25 40 .954 4.43 2B-OF-SS
Cuke Barrows 25 5 13 10 2 1 1 .923 2.40 OF
Bill Burns 29 23 73 4 64 5 0 .932 2.96 P
Willis Cole 27 46 99 83 5 11 1 .889 1.91 OF
Gavvy Cravath 28 18 36 34 0 2 0 .944 1.89 OF
George Davis 38 19 213 190 18 5 7 .977 10.95 1B-2B
Jiggs Donahue 29 2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 5.50 1B
Patsy Dougherty 32 138 206 184 10 12 0 .942 1.41 OF
Lou Fiene 24 13 38 3 30 5 1 .868 2.54 P
Ed Hahn 33 76 97 93 3 1 1 .990 1.26 OF
Frank Isbell 33 115 1318 1226 80 12 51 .991 11.36 1B-2B-OF
Bobby Messenger 25 31 40 34 4 2 1 .950 1.23 OF
Fred Olmstead 27 8 18 1 17 0 0 1.000 2.25 P
Frank Owen 29 3 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.67 P
Yip Owens 23 57 342 266 62 14 2 .959 5.75 10 68 45 40% 45% C
Freddy Parent 33 137 656 252 363 41 34 .938 4.49 SS-OF-2B
Ham Patterson 31 1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 1B
Fred Payne 28 30 151 111 38 2 5 .987 4.97 5 32 27 46% 45% C-OF
Billy Purtell 23 103 434 162 248 24 24 .945 3.98 3B-2B
Barney Reilly 25 12 53 18 33 2 0 .962 4.25 2B-OF
Jim Scott 21 36 80 6 70 4 2 .950 2.11 P
Frank Smith 29 51 184 26 154 4 3 .978 3.53 P
Billy Sullivan 34 97 581 452 119 10 6 .983 5.89 10 110 86 44% 45% C
Harry Suter 21 18 25 6 19 0 2 1.000 1.39 P
Lee Tannehill 28 155 689 229 419 41 32 .940 4.18 3B-SS
Ed Walsh 28 32 117 23 93 1 2 .991 3.63 P-OF
Mike Welday 30 20 44 35 4 5 1 .886 1.95 OF
Doc White 30 64 133 71 54 8 0 .940 1.95 OF-P
Team Totals 29.5 159 6808 4281 2280 247 101 .964 4.27 25 210 158 43% 45%
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 1
Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Dave Altizer* 32 116 458 3 1 0 8 -4 7 0.8 16 24 2.6 .508 .506 1.7 0.4 16 Purchased O3
Nick Altrock# 32 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .457 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
John Atz 29 119 440 -1 -1 0 6 -0 5 0.5 16 21 2.2 .505 .504 1.6 0.6 15 Purchased *4/O6
Cuke Barrows 25 5 21 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .446 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -1 /O
Bill Burns# 29 23 65 -4 0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 Traded 1
Willis Cole 27 46 187 0 -0 0 -2 -1 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .491 .498 0.6 -0.4 5 Purchased O
Gavvy Cravath 28 19 70 2 -0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .507 .501 0.4 -0.1 4 $2,400 Purchased O
George Davis# 38 28 84 -5 0 0 2 -1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.3 0.2 -2 Jumped Lgs--Return 3/4
Jiggs Donahue* 29 2 5 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .467 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /3
Patsy Dougherty* 32 139 569 22 2 0 -5 -7 11 1.2 20 31 3.4 .510 .508 4.2 -1.6 36 Purchased *O
Lou Fiene 24 15 30 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Purchased 1
Ed Hahn* 33 76 329 -11 -0 0 1 -4 -15 -2.0 11 -4 -0.8 .475 .488 -0.8 -0.4 -4 Purchased O
Frank Isbell* 33 120 477 -9 1 0 5 -4 -7 -1.0 17 10 0.9 .493 .495 0.4 0.1 5 3/O4
Bobby Messenger# 25 31 130 -6 0 0 0 -2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .471 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -3 Purchased O
Fred Olmstead 27 8 22 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Purchased /1
Frank Owen# 29 3 6 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 0 /1
Yip Owens 23 64 193 -8 -0 0 -3 3 -8 -1.1 7 -1 -0.3 .484 .494 0.1 -0.0 2 Rule 5 Draft 2
Freddy Parent 33 136 551 5 1 0 15 5 26 3.1 20 46 5.3 .524 .520 3.5 2.5 31 Traded 6O/4
Ham Patterson 31 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .447 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /3
Fred Payne 28 32 92 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 3 5 0.5 .505 .501 0.4 0.3 4 Purchased 2/O
Billy Purtell 23 103 412 -2 -1 0 3 2 3 0.2 15 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.6 0.6 15 Purchased 54
Barney Reilly 25 12 30 -1 0 0 1 -0 0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 0 4/O
Jim Scott 21 36 96 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Purchased 1
Frank Smith 29 53 144 -5 0 0 0 11 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .514 .505 0.8 -0.0 6 Rule 5 Draft 1
Billy Sullivan 34 97 302 -20 -0 0 1 5 -14 -1.9 11 -3 -0.7 .482 .489 -0.7 0.7 -4 Jumped Lgs 2
Harry Suter* 21 18 35 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Purchased 1
Lee Tannehill 28 155 594 -13 -1 0 13 7 7 0.7 21 28 3.0 .506 .505 1.5 2.4 15 56
Ed Walsh 28 32 91 -3 0 0 0 7 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 -0.0 4 Rule 5 Draft 1/O
Mike Welday* 30 29 81 -5 -0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.8 3 -3 -0.5 .472 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -3 $2,400 Purchased O
Doc White* 30 72 238 2 -1 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.3 9 7 0.7 .497 .499 1.0 -0.5 9 Jumped Lgs O1
Team Total 29.7 1591 5759 -84 1 0 44 37 -2 -2.1 188 186 18.5 .500 .502 14.4 4.2 142 $4,800
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Nick Altrock* 32 9.0 1 1 6 6.00 3.49 0.30 0.00 95.0 3.03 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .241 .498 Purchased
Bill Burns* 29 168.0 23 19 64 3.43 3.49 0.29 0.00 95.0 3.04 -5 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 0.9 6 .474 .496 Traded
Lou Fiene 24 72.0 13 6 37 4.63 3.49 0.30 0.00 95.0 3.04 -12 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.7 -7 .398 .492 Purchased
Fred Olmstead 27 54.2 8 6 17 2.80 3.49 0.27 0.00 95.0 3.06 2 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.8 6 .539 .502 Purchased
Frank Owen 29 16.0 3 2 8 4.50 3.49 0.36 0.00 95.0 2.98 -2 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .405 .498
Jim Scott 21 250.1 36 29 86 3.09 3.49 0.26 0.00 95.0 3.07 3 0.4 1.0 -0.3 2.6 18 .510 .502 Purchased
Frank Smith 29 365.0 51 40 104 2.56 3.49 0.27 0.00 95.0 3.06 25 3.3 1.0 -0.4 6.5 48 .565 .521 Rule 5 Draft
Harry Suter* 21 87.1 18 7 34 3.50 3.49 0.31 0.00 95.0 3.02 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.4 2 .477 .497 Purchased
Ed Walsh 28 230.1 31 28 52 2.03 3.49 0.26 0.00 95.0 3.07 30 4.1 1.0 -0.2 6.1 44 .632 .525 Rule 5 Draft
Doc White* 30 177.2 24 21 56 2.84 3.49 0.29 0.00 95.0 3.04 7 0.9 1.0 -0.2 2.4 18 .535 .505 Jumped Lgs
Team Total 26.8 1430.1 208 159 464 2.92 3.49 0.28 0.00 95.0 3.05 42 6.1 1.0 -1.5 18.6 130 .529 .509
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1908 / 1910 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics