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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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Team Batting

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Rk Pos 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 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 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 IF 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? 7 31 29 6 6 1 0 0 4 1 .207 .258 .241 .499 55 7 1
14 C Eddie Fusselback 26 5 19 19 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 .316 .316 .368 .684 110 7 0
15 OF Bill Hughes* 4 18 16 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 .188 .278 .375 .653 100 6 1
16 OF Orator Shafer* 33 2 10 9 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 .222 .300 .444 .744 127 4 0
17 UT Frank Siffell? 3 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200 -38 1 0
Rk Pos 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
18 P Bobby Mathews 33 48 189 179 22 30 3 0 0 12 10 .168 .212 .184 .396 23 33 0
19 P Tom Lovett 21 16 61 58 9 13 0 1 0 3 3 .224 .262 .259 .521 61 15 0
20 P Ed Knouff 18 14 50 48 5 9 0 0 0 2 2 .188 .220 .188 .408 26 9 0
21 P Ed Cushman 33 10 38 37 5 7 1 0 0 2 1 .189 .211 .216 .427 32 8 0
22 P Bill Vinton 20 7 29 26 5 4 2 0 0 4 3 .154 .241 .231 .472 46 6 0
23 P Billy Taylor 6 21 21 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 .190 .190 .190 .381 18 4 0
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 26.6 113 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 26.5 113 4000 3753 715 1031 163 75 30 511 203 .275 .320 .382 .702 115 1434 44
Pitcher Totals 27.8 113 410 389 49 68 6 1 0 25 20 .175 .217 .195 .412 28 76 1
Rk Pos 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 Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Bobby Mathews 33 30 17 .638 2.43 2.17 48 48 0 46 2 0 422.1 394 229 114 3 57 286 20 1 19 1766 142 1.068 8.4 0.1 1.2 6.1 5.02
2 SP Tom Lovett? 21 7 8 .467 3.70 3.28 16 16 0 15 1 0 138.2 130 96 57 3 38 56 5 3 19 594 93 1.212 8.4 0.2 2.5 3.6 1.47
3 SP Ed Knouff 18 7 6 .538 3.65 3.57 14 13 2 12 0 0 106.0 103 76 43 0 44 43 9 2 16 505 95 1.387 8.7 0.0 3.7 3.7 0.98
4 SP Ed Cushman* 33 3 7 .300 3.52 2.87 10 10 0 10 0 0 87.0 101 77 34 1 17 37 3 0 13 396 98 1.356 10.4 0.1 1.8 3.8 2.18
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
5 RP John Coleman 22 2 2 .500 3.43 2.73 8 3 4 3 0 0 60.1 82 46 23 0 5 12 0 0 6 229 101 1.442 12.2 0.0 0.7 1.8 2.40
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 Bill Vinton 20 4 3 .571 2.45 2.92 7 7 0 6 2 0 55.0 46 41 15 1 15 34 4 1 4 249 141 1.109 7.5 0.2 2.5 5.6 2.27
7 Billy Taylor 1 5 .167 3.27 3.03 6 6 0 6 0 0 52.1 68 35 19 0 9 11 1 0 6 208 106 1.471 11.7 0.0 1.5 1.9 1.22
8 Bob Emslie 26 0 4 .000 6.28 3.33 4 4 0 3 0 0 28.2 37 30 20 1 6 9 0 0 3 133 56 1.500 11.6 0.3 1.9 2.8 1.50
9 Bill Hughes* 0 2 .000 4.86 4.56 2 2 0 2 0 0 16.2 18 17 9 0 10 4 2 0 4 79 73 1.680 9.7 0.0 5.4 2.2 0.40
10 Jim Conway 26 0 1 .000 7.30 3.37 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.1 19 16 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 55 49 1.703 13.9 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.00
11 Fred Corey 1 0 1.000 7.00 5.44 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 18 9 7 2 1 3 0 0 1 44 52 2.111 18.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 3.00
12 Blondie Purcell 31 0 1 .000 6.00 2.88 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 11 9 4 0 2 3 0 0 2 28 62 2.167 16.5 0.0 3.0 4.5 1.50
13 Lon Knight 32 0 0 1.80 3.68 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 21 208 1.200 7.2 0.0 3.6 1.8 0.50
14 Phenomenal Smith* 20 0 1 .000 9.00 3.13 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 9 4 0 4 7 1 0 2 24 42 2.750 15.8 0.0 9.0 15.8 1.75
Team Totals 27.6 55 57 .491 3.23 2.78 113 113 8 105 5 0 1003.1 1038 691 360 11 212 506 45 7 98 4331 107 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 Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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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 P-OF
Jim Conway 26 3 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67 P-OF
Fred Corey -- 94 337 105 189 43 15 .872 3.13 P-3B-SS
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 26 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 -- 4 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 P-OF
Lon Knight 32 30 65 49 11 5 3 .923 2.00 P-OF
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 P-OF
Marshall Quinton -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 26.5 113 4898 3008 1408 482 201 .902 4.24 144 0 0
Rank in 8 AA teams 8 2 7
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
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 -- 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 26 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* -- 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? -- 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? -- 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 -- 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 23.7 1025 4410 25 0 0 -22 19 22 1.9 82 104 11.0 .502 .503 12.8 -1.7 126 $2,200
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
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 -- 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* -- 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 -- 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 25.5 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
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1884 / 1886 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics