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1885 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1884 / 1886

55-57, Finished 4th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Harry Stovey (55-57)
Scored 764 runs, Allowed 691 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-51

Ballparks: Jefferson Street Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102


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1884 / 1886 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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1885 Top 12 by WAR

Please note that players may not be in the uniform of the correct team in these images.
Photo of Bobby Mathews Photo of Henry Larkin Photo of Harry Stovey Photo of Jocko Milligan Photo of John Coleman Photo of Sadie Houck Photo of Jack O'Brien Photo of George Strief Photo of Fred Corey Photo of Blondie Purcell Photo of Tom Lovett Photo of Billy Taylor

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 Jocko Milligan 23 67 273 265 35 71 15 4 2 39 7 .268 .289 .377 .667 104 100 1
2 1B Harry Stovey 28 112 529 486 130 153 27 9 13 75 39 .315 .371 .488 .858 163 237 4
3 2B Cub Stricker 26 106 426 398 71 93 9 3 1 41 21 .234 .284 .279 .563 74 111 7
4 SS Sadie Houck 29 93 405 388 74 99 10 9 0 54 10 .255 .286 .327 .614 89 127 7
5 3B Fred Corey 30 94 404 384 61 94 14 8 1 38 17 .245 .282 .331 .613 88 127 3
6 OF John Coleman* 22 96 426 398 71 119 15 11 3 70 25 .299 .345 .415 .760 133 165 3
7 OF Blondie Purcell 31 66 323 304 71 90 15 5 0 22 16 .296 .337 .378 .716 120 115 3
8 OF Henry Larkin 25 108 485 453 114 149 37 14 8 88 26 .329 .373 .525 .899 175 238 6
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 C Jack O'Brien 25 62 250 225 35 60 9 1 2 30 20 .267 .340 .342 .682 111 77 5
10 3B George Strief 28 44 184 175 19 48 8 5 0 27 9 .274 .310 .377 .687 111 66 0
11 OF Lon Knight 32 29 129 119 17 25 1 1 0 14 9 .210 .271 .235 .507 57 28 1
12 1B Jim Powell 25 19 78 75 5 12 0 3 0 5 1 .160 .192 .240 .432 33 18 2
13 C Marshall Quinton? 33 7 31 29 6 6 1 0 0 4 1 .207 .258 .241 .499 55 7 1
14 C Eddie Fusselback 28 5 19 19 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 .316 .316 .368 .684 110 7 0
15 OF Orator Shafer* 33 2 10 9 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 .222 .300 .444 .744 127 4 0
16 UT Frank Siffell? 24 3 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 -38 1 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
17 P Bobby Mathews 33 48 189 179 22 30 3 0 0 12 10 .168 .212 .184 .396 23 33 0
18 P Tom Lovett 21 16 61 58 9 13 0 1 0 3 3 .224 .262 .259 .521 61 15 0
19 P Ed Knouff 18 14 50 48 5 9 0 0 0 2 2 .188 .220 .188 .408 26 9 0
20 P Ed Cushman 33 10 38 37 5 7 1 0 0 2 1 .189 .211 .216 .427 32 8 0
21 P Bill Vinton 20 7 29 26 5 4 2 0 0 4 3 .154 .241 .231 .472 46 6 0
22 P Billy Taylor 30 6 21 21 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 .190 .190 .190 .381 18 4 0
23 P Bill Hughes* 25 4 18 16 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 .188 .278 .375 .653 100 6 1
24 P Bob Emslie 26 4 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 -49 1 0
25 P Jim Conway 26 2 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -18 0 1
26 P Phenomenal Smith* 20 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
Team Totals 27.1 113 4410 4142 764 1099 169 76 30 536 223 .265 .310 .365 .675 107 1510 45
Rank in 8 AA teams 1 1 1 1 4 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.0 113 4000 3753 715 1031 163 75 30 511 203 .275 .320 .382 .702 115 1434 44
Pitcher Totals 27.9 113 410 389 49 68 6 1 0 25 20 .175 .217 .195 .412 28 76 1
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 Bobby Mathews 33 30 17 .638 2.43 48 48 0 46 2 0 422.1 394 229 114 3 57 286 20 1 19 1766 142 2.17 1.068 8.4 0.1 1.2 6.1 5.02
2 SP Tom Lovett 21 7 8 .467 3.70 16 16 0 15 1 0 138.2 130 96 57 3 38 56 5 3 19 594 93 3.28 1.212 8.4 0.2 2.5 3.6 1.47
3 SP Ed Knouff 18 7 6 .538 3.65 14 13 2 12 0 0 106.0 103 76 43 0 44 43 9 2 16 505 95 3.57 1.387 8.7 0.0 3.7 3.7 0.98
4 SP Ed Cushman* 33 3 7 .300 3.52 10 10 0 10 0 0 87.0 101 77 34 1 17 37 3 0 13 396 98 2.87 1.356 10.4 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.18
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
5 RP John Coleman 22 2 2 .500 3.43 8 3 4 3 0 0 60.1 82 46 23 0 5 12 0 0 6 229 101 2.73 1.442 12.2 0.0 0.7 1.8 2.40
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 Bill Vinton 20 4 3 .571 2.45 7 7 0 6 2 0 55.0 46 41 15 1 15 34 4 1 4 249 141 2.92 1.109 7.5 0.2 2.5 5.6 2.27
7 Billy Taylor 30 1 5 .167 3.27 6 6 0 6 0 0 52.1 68 35 19 0 9 11 1 0 6 208 106 3.03 1.471 11.7 0.0 1.5 1.9 1.22
8 Bob Emslie 26 0 4 .000 6.28 4 4 0 3 0 0 28.2 37 30 20 1 6 9 0 0 3 133 56 3.33 1.500 11.6 0.3 1.9 2.8 1.50
9 Bill Hughes* 25 0 2 .000 4.86 2 2 0 2 0 0 16.2 18 17 9 0 10 4 2 0 4 79 73 4.56 1.680 9.7 0.0 5.4 2.2 0.40
10 Jim Conway 26 0 1 .000 7.30 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.1 19 16 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 55 49 3.37 1.703 13.9 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.00
11 Fred Corey 30 1 0 1.000 7.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 18 9 7 2 1 3 0 0 1 44 52 5.44 2.111 18.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 3.00
12 Blondie Purcell 31 0 1 .000 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 11 9 4 0 2 3 0 0 2 28 62 2.88 2.167 16.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
13 Lon Knight 32 0 0 1.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 21 208 3.68 1.200 7.2 0.0 3.6 1.8 0.50
14 Phenomenal Smith* 20 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 9 4 0 4 7 1 0 2 24 42 3.13 2.750 15.8 0.0 9.0 15.8 1.75
Team Totals 27.7 55 57 .491 3.23 113 113 8 105 5 0 1003.1 1038 691 360 11 212 506 45 7 98 4331 107 2.78 1.246 9.3 0.1 1.9 4.5 2.39
Rank in 8 AA teams 4 5 4 4 4 5 2 7 8 4 1 5 1
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
John Coleman 22 101 190 130 32 28 5 .853 1.60 OF-P
Jim Conway 26 3 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67 P-OF
Fred Corey 30 94 337 105 189 43 15 .872 3.13 3B-SS-P
Ed Cushman 33 10 18 2 11 5 0 .722 1.30 P
Bob Emslie 26 5 12 1 9 2 0 .833 2.00 P-OF
Eddie Fusselback 28 5 45 30 11 4 0 .911 8.20 15 0 0 C
Sadie Houck 29 93 560 121 362 77 34 .863 5.19 SS
Bill Hughes 25 4 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 P-OF
Lon Knight 32 30 65 49 11 5 3 .923 2.00 OF-P
Ed Knouff 18 15 30 4 22 4 2 .867 1.73 P-OF
Henry Larkin 25 108 262 208 23 31 9 .882 2.14 OF
Tom Lovett 21 17 43 10 20 13 0 .698 1.76 P-OF
Bobby Mathews 33 49 85 8 67 10 1 .882 1.53 P-OF
Jocko Milligan 23 69 600 478 85 37 14 .938 8.16 50 0 0 C-1B-OF
Jack O'Brien 25 64 409 276 95 38 10 .907 5.80 48 0 0 C-SS-1B-OF-3B
Jim Powell 25 19 186 178 3 5 6 .973 9.53 1B
Blondie Purcell 31 67 107 78 14 15 1 .860 1.37 OF-P
Marshall Quinton 33 7 61 40 13 8 0 .869 7.57 28 0 0 C
Orator Shafer 33 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 OF
Frank Siffell 24 3 12 9 0 3 1 .750 3.00 3 0 0 C-OF
Phenomenal Smith 20 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 P
Harry Stovey 28 112 1007 927 36 44 49 .956 8.60 1B-OF
Cub Stricker 26 106 669 284 304 81 41 .879 5.55 2B
George Strief 28 44 163 62 82 19 10 .883 3.27 3B-SS-OF-2B
Billy Taylor 30 6 9 0 5 4 0 .556 0.83 P
Bill Vinton 20 8 17 2 9 6 0 .647 1.38 P-OF
Team Totals 26.9 113 4898 3008 1408 482 79 .902 4.24 144 0 0
Rank in 8 AA teams 8 7
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
John Coleman* 22 96 426 15 0 0 -4 -6 5 0.4 9 14 1.4 .505 .503 1.8 -0.8 18 Free Agency *O/1
Jim Conway 26 2 8 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1O
Fred Corey 30 94 404 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 8 5 0.6 .497 .498 0.6 0.3 5 *5/16
Ed Cushman 33 10 38 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Bob Emslie 26 4 12 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .462 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /1O
Eddie Fusselback 28 5 19 0 0 0 -3 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .456 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 /2
Sadie Houck 29 93 405 -6 0 0 1 6 1 0.1 8 9 1.0 .501 .500 0.9 0.7 8 Purchased *6
Bill Hughes* 25 4 18 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O1
Lon Knight 32 29 129 -6 0 0 2 -2 -6 -0.5 3 -3 -0.2 .482 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 O/1
Ed Knouff 18 14 50 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .487 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Free Agency 1/O
Henry Larkin 25 108 485 37 0 0 4 -6 35 3.1 10 45 4.2 .529 .519 3.9 -0.2 41 *O
Tom Lovett 21 16 61 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1/O
Bobby Mathews 33 48 189 -16 0 0 0 9 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .485 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 1/O
Jocko Milligan 23 67 273 -0 0 0 13 4 17 1.5 6 23 2.2 .523 .510 1.0 1.6 10 2/3O
Jack O'Brien 25 62 250 4 0 0 -4 3 3 0.3 5 8 0.9 .504 .502 1.2 -0.0 12 $2,200 2/63O5
Jim Powell 25 19 78 -6 0 0 -1 -0 -7 -0.7 2 -6 -0.5 .464 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -5 3
Blondie Purcell 31 66 323 7 0 0 -4 -4 -2 -0.1 6 4 0.5 .498 .499 0.9 -0.7 8 Purchased O/1
Marshall Quinton? 33 7 31 -2 0 0 -6 0 -7 -0.6 1 -6 -0.5 .413 .496 -0.0 -0.5 -0 /2
Orator Shafer* 33 2 10 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O
Frank Siffell? 24 3 10 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .421 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2O
Phenomenal Smith* 20 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .465 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
Harry Stovey 28 112 529 35 0 0 -4 -2 29 2.6 10 39 3.7 .523 .516 4.1 -0.5 43 *3O
Cub Stricker 26 106 426 -12 0 0 -13 2 -23 -2.1 9 -14 -1.1 .480 .487 0.1 -1.0 -1 Free Agency *4
George Strief 28 44 184 2 0 0 -2 1 0 0.0 4 4 0.5 .501 .500 0.6 -0.1 6 56/O4
Billy Taylor 30 6 21 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Bill Vinton 20 7 29 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1O
Team Total 27.0 1025 4410 25 0 0 -22 19 22 1.9 82 104 11.0 .502 .503 12.8 -1.7 126 $2,200
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
John Coleman 22 60.1 8 3 46 6.86 5.30 -0.19 0.00 106.0 5.83 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .431 .497 Free Agency
Jim Conway 26 12.1 2 2 16 11.68 5.30 -0.24 0.00 106.0 5.87 -8 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .236 .497
Fred Corey 30 9.0 1 1 9 9.00 5.30 -0.23 0.00 106.0 5.87 -3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .279 .499
Ed Cushman* 33 87.0 10 10 77 7.97 5.30 -0.22 0.00 106.0 5.85 -20 -1.6 -0.1 -1.1 -15 .345 .490
Bob Emslie 26 28.2 4 4 30 9.42 5.30 -0.22 0.00 106.0 5.86 -11 -0.8 -0.0 -0.7 -9 .295 .495
Bill Hughes* 25 16.2 2 2 17 9.18 5.30 -0.21 0.00 106.0 5.85 -6 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .281 .497
Lon Knight 32 5.0 1 0 1 1.80 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .733 .501
Ed Knouff 18 106.0 14 13 76 6.45 5.30 -0.22 0.00 106.0 5.85 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0 .461 .497 Free Agency
Tom Lovett 21 138.2 16 16 96 6.23 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 -5 -0.4 -0.2 0.2 3 .472 .497
Bobby Mathews 33 422.1 48 48 229 4.88 5.30 -0.18 0.00 106.0 5.82 48 4.6 -0.6 6.5 72 .596 .528
Blondie Purcell 31 6.0 1 0 9 13.50 5.30 -0.21 0.00 106.0 5.85 -5 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .190 .498 Purchased
Phenomenal Smith* 20 4.0 1 1 9 20.25 5.30 -0.18 0.00 106.0 5.81 -6 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .147 .498 Purchased
Billy Taylor 30 52.1 6 6 35 6.02 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 -1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 2 .490 .500
Bill Vinton 20 55.0 7 7 41 6.71 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 -5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .439 .497
Team Total 27.7 1003.1 121 113 691 6.20 5.30 -0.20 0.00 106.0 5.83 -33 -1.4 1.0 -1.4 3.2 26 .488 .509
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

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