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1886 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1885 / 1887

63-72, Finished 6th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lew Simmons (41-55) and Bill Sharsig (22-17)
Scored 772 runs, Allowed 942 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-80

Ballparks: Jefferson Street Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 101


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1885 / 1887 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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1886 Top 12 by WAR

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Photo of Henry Larkin Photo of Harry Stovey Photo of Jocko Milligan Photo of Cyclone Miller Photo of Jack O'Brien Photo of John Coleman Photo of Chippy McGarr Photo of Orator Shafer Photo of Al Atkinson Photo of Jake Aydelott Photo of Jim Brown Photo of John Irwin

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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 Wilbert Robinson 22 87 366 342 57 69 11 3 1 30 33 21 .202 .254 .260 .514 62 89 3
2 1B Jocko Milligan 24 75 322 301 52 76 17 3 5 45 18 21 .252 .301 .379 .680 114 114 0
3 2B Lou Bierbauer* 20 137 543 522 56 118 17 5 2 47 19 21 .226 .256 .289 .545 72 151 0
4 SS Chippy McGarr 23 71 278 267 41 71 9 3 2 31 17 9 .266 .295 .345 .640 102 92 2
5 3B Jack Gleason 31 77 326 299 39 56 8 7 1 31 8 16 .187 .255 .271 .526 66 81 11
6 OF Harry Stovey 29 123 554 489 115 144 28 11 7 59 68 64 .294 .377 .440 .817 158 215 1
7 OF John Coleman* 23 121 527 492 67 121 18 16 0 65 28 33 .246 .296 .348 .644 103 171 2
8 OF Henry Larkin 26 139 631 565 133 180 36 16 2 74 32 59 .319 .390 .450 .839 165 254 7
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 UT Jack O'Brien 26 105 468 423 65 107 25 7 0 56 23 38 .253 .325 .345 .670 111 146 7
10 OF Ed Greer 22 71 274 264 33 51 5 3 1 20 12 8 .193 .223 .246 .469 48 65 2
11 SS Joe Quest 33 42 170 150 14 31 4 1 0 10 5 20 .207 .300 .247 .547 73 37 0
12 3B Denny Lyons 20 32 135 123 22 26 3 1 0 11 7 8 .211 .281 .252 .534 69 31 4
13 OF Orator Shafer* 34 21 90 82 15 22 3 3 0 8 3 8 .268 .333 .378 .711 124 31 0
14 SS George Bradley 33 13 49 48 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .083 .102 .125 .227 -28 6 0
15 IF John Irwin* 24 3 13 13 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .308 .538 69 4 0
16 OF William Hyndman? 31 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
17 SS Charlie Kelly 24 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
18 P Al Atkinson 25 45 174 148 27 18 1 1 0 9 4 26 .122 .253 .142 .395 26 21 0
19 P Bobby Mathews 34 24 91 88 16 21 3 0 0 10 1 3 .239 .264 .273 .536 69 24 0
20 P Cyclone Miller? 26 21 81 66 8 9 2 0 0 1 3 14 .136 .296 .167 .463 47 11 1
21 P Bill Hart? 20 22 76 73 3 10 1 1 0 1 1 3 .137 .171 .178 .349 10 13 0
22 P Ted Kennedy* 21 20 72 68 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .044 .097 .044 .141 -55 3 1
23 P Jake Aydelott* 24 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 -54 0 0
24 P Sam Weaver 30 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 -10 1 0
25 P Rex Smith? 25 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
26 P Charlie Gessner? 22 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 58 1 0
27 P Jim Brown? 25 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
28 P Ed Clark? 23 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 8 0 0
Team Totals 25.2 139 5275 4856 772 1142 192 82 21 510 284 378 .235 .296 .321 .617 95 1561 41
Rank in 8 AA teams 5 6 6 3 5 2 2 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 25.2 139 4753 4387 714 1079 185 80 21 489 275 327 .246 .304 .339 .643 103 1487 39
Pitcher Totals 25.5 139 522 469 58 63 7 2 0 21 9 51 .134 .222 .158 .380 21 74 2
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 Al Atkinson 25 25 17 .595 3.95 45 45 0 44 1 0 396.2 414 288 174 11 101 154 22 0 29 1743 87 3.62 1.298 9.4 0.2 2.3 3.5 1.52
2 SP Bobby Mathews 34 13 9 .591 3.96 24 24 0 22 0 0 197.2 226 148 87 3 53 93 13 0 21 913 87 3.36 1.411 10.3 0.1 2.4 4.2 1.75
3 SP Bill Hart 20 9 13 .409 3.19 22 22 0 22 2 0 186.0 183 144 66 7 66 78 7 1 31 856 108 3.93 1.339 8.9 0.3 3.2 3.8 1.18
4 SP Ted Kennedy 21 5 15 .250 4.53 20 19 1 19 0 0 172.2 197 143 87 4 65 68 8 0 11 796 76 3.88 1.517 10.3 0.2 3.4 3.5 1.05
5 SP Cyclone Miller* 26 10 8 .556 2.97 19 19 0 19 1 0 169.2 158 109 56 6 59 99 4 0 35 725 116 3.51 1.279 8.4 0.3 3.1 5.3 1.68
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 John Coleman 23 1 1 .500 2.61 3 1 2 1 0 0 20.2 18 9 6 1 5 2 1 0 3 86 135 4.41 1.113 7.8 0.4 2.2 0.9 0.40
7 Jake Aydelott 24 0 2 .000 4.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 21 11 8 0 12 5 0 0 5 81 88 4.55 1.833 10.5 0.0 6.0 2.5 0.42
8 Sam Weaver 30 0 2 .000 14.73 2 2 0 1 0 0 11.0 30 29 18 0 2 2 1 0 0 74 24 3.56 2.909 24.5 0.0 1.6 1.6 1.00
9 Lou Bierbauer 20 0 0 4.22 2 0 2 0 0 0 10.2 8 9 5 0 5 1 0 0 1 50 85 4.32 1.219 6.8 0.0 4.2 0.8 0.20
10 Rex Smith 25 0 1 .000 7.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 15 13 7 0 5 4 0 0 3 44 52 3.88 2.222 15.0 0.0 5.0 4.0 0.80
11 Jim Brown? 25 0 1 .000 3.24 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.1 9 5 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 37 112 3.22 1.440 9.7 0.0 3.2 4.3 1.33
12 Charlie Gessner? 22 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 13 14 8 0 5 0 2 0 0 44 40 5.73 2.250 14.6 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.00
13 Ed Clark? 23 0 1 .000 6.75 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 10 8 6 2 2 2 2 0 0 38 54 7.35 1.500 11.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
14 William Hyndman? 31 0 1 .000 27.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 10 6 1 5 1 1 0 2 17 16 17.60 5.000 22.5 4.5 22.5 4.5 0.20
15 Harry Stovey 29 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 30 3.10 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 25.2 63 72 .467 3.97 139 139 5 134 4 0 1218.2 1309 942 538 35 388 513 61 1 141 5507 87 3.74 1.393 9.7 0.3 2.9 3.8 1.32
Rank in 8 AA teams 6 4 6 3 7 4 5 8 8 6 8 4 7
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
Al Atkinson 25 45 83 21 55 7 1 .916 1.69 P
Jake Aydelott 24 2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.50 P
Lou Bierbauer 20 141 930 406 435 89 55 .904 5.96 4 0 0 2B-C-SS-P
George Bradley 33 13 73 14 48 11 2 .849 4.77 SS
Jim Brown 25 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Ed Clark 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
John Coleman 23 125 288 225 30 33 9 .885 2.04 OF-1B-P-2B
Charlie Gessner 22 1 3 0 1 2 0 .333 1.00 P
Jack Gleason 31 77 295 85 150 60 19 .797 3.05 3B
Ed Greer 22 71 171 145 13 13 3 .924 2.23 1 0 0 OF-C
Bill Hart 20 22 52 7 40 5 1 .904 2.14 P
William Hyndman 31 2 5 3 1 1 0 .800 2.00 OF-P
John Irwin 24 3 11 2 7 2 0 .818 3.00 SS-3B
Charlie Kelly 24 1 6 0 2 4 0 .333 2.00 SS
Ted Kennedy 21 20 45 8 33 4 1 .911 2.05 P
Henry Larkin 26 139 329 264 21 44 2 .866 2.05 OF
Denny Lyons 20 32 109 35 53 21 1 .807 2.75 3B
Bobby Mathews 34 25 52 5 38 9 3 .827 1.72 P-OF
Chippy McGarr 23 71 400 109 231 60 25 .850 4.79 SS
Cyclone Miller 26 21 41 5 34 2 1 .951 1.86 P-3B-OF
Jocko Milligan 24 76 642 538 68 36 13 .944 7.97 30 0 0 C-1B-OF-3B
Jack O'Brien 26 107 666 426 170 70 26 .895 5.57 54 0 0 C-3B-1B-SS-2B-OF
Joe Quest 33 43 248 63 146 39 16 .843 4.86 SS-2B
Wilbert Robinson 22 88 618 442 118 58 26 .906 6.36 87 0 0 C-1B-OF
Orator Shafer 34 21 54 40 4 10 2 .815 2.10 OF
Rex Smith 25 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 P
Harry Stovey 29 126 879 798 25 56 30 .936 6.53 OF-1B-P
Sam Weaver 30 3 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 P-1B
Team Totals 25.1 139 6013 3647 1729 637 99 .894 4.21 176 0 0
Rank in 8 AA teams 8 8
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
Al Atkinson 25 45 174 -12 -0 0 0 7 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .491 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 1
Jake Aydelott* 24 2 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .465 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Lou Bierbauer* 20 137 543 -19 -1 0 -4 3 -21 -1.9 12 -10 -0.6 .487 .489 -0.3 -0.1 -6 *4/216
George Bradley 33 13 49 -8 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.6 1 -6 -0.5 .455 .496 -0.5 0.1 -6 Purchased 6
Jim Brown? 25 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .448 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Ed Clark? 23 1 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
John Coleman* 23 121 527 0 1 0 -1 -7 -7 -0.6 11 4 0.6 .495 .496 0.6 -0.7 5 Free Agency *O/314
Charlie Gessner? 22 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Jack Gleason 31 77 326 -12 -1 0 -8 2 -19 -1.6 7 -12 -0.9 .479 .490 -0.2 -0.5 -4 5
Ed Greer 22 71 274 -17 0 0 2 -4 -19 -1.7 6 -13 -1.0 .477 .490 -1.2 -0.2 -15 O/2
Bill Hart? 20 22 76 -8 -0 0 0 3 -5 -0.4 0 -5 -0.4 .481 .497 -0.4 0.0 -5 1
William Hyndman? 31 1 4 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .408 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O1
John Irwin* 24 3 13 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 0.0 .489 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 /65
Charlie Kelly 24 1 3 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .362 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /6
Ted Kennedy* 21 20 72 -13 0 0 0 3 -9 -0.8 0 -9 -0.8 .458 .495 -0.8 0.0 -9 1
Henry Larkin 26 139 631 45 -1 0 1 -9 36 3.0 13 49 4.4 .522 .519 4.2 -0.7 48 *O
Denny Lyons 20 32 135 -4 0 0 -3 1 -6 -0.5 3 -3 -0.2 .484 .497 0.0 -0.2 -0 5
Bobby Mathews 34 24 91 -3 -0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1/O
Chippy McGarr 23 71 278 -0 1 0 -6 5 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .498 .499 1.0 -0.1 11 6
Cyclone Miller? 26 21 81 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1/5O
Jocko Milligan 24 75 322 4 1 0 6 2 13 1.1 7 20 1.8 .515 .507 1.3 0.7 14 23/O5
Jack O'Brien 26 105 468 7 -0 0 -8 4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .502 .501 1.9 -0.4 20 2536/4O
Joe Quest 33 42 170 -4 -1 0 -3 3 -5 -0.4 4 -1 -0.0 .491 .498 0.2 -0.0 2 6/4
Wilbert Robinson 22 87 366 -16 3 0 -9 4 -18 -1.6 8 -10 -0.7 .482 .490 -0.0 -0.4 -1 $2,000 Unknown 23/O
Orator Shafer* 34 21 90 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .503 .500 0.3 -0.1 3 O
Rex Smith? 25 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .430 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Harry Stovey 29 123 554 35 5 0 -4 -4 32 2.7 11 44 4.0 .522 .517 4.2 -0.6 48 O3/1
Sam Weaver 30 2 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /13
Team Total 25.2 1259 5275 -32 5 0 -38 23 -43 -4.1 101 58 6.7 .497 .500 9.3 -3.3 96 $2,000
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
Al Atkinson 25 396.2 45 45 288 6.53 5.70 -0.28 0.00 102.0 6.10 -15 -1.2 -0.5 0.6 9 .473 .492
Jake Aydelott 24 18.0 2 2 11 5.50 5.70 -0.27 0.00 102.0 6.08 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .562 .501
Lou Bierbauer 20 10.2 2 0 9 7.59 5.70 -0.31 0.00 102.0 6.13 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .434 .499
Jim Brown? 25 8.1 1 1 5 5.40 5.70 -0.27 0.00 102.0 6.09 1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 1 .567 .500
Ed Clark? 23 8.0 1 1 8 9.00 5.70 -0.30 0.00 102.0 6.12 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .320 .499
John Coleman 23 20.2 3 1 9 3.92 5.70 -0.28 0.00 102.0 6.10 5 0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .666 .503 Free Agency
Charlie Gessner? 22 8.0 1 1 14 15.75 5.70 -0.36 0.00 102.0 6.18 -8 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .109 .498
Bill Hart 20 186.0 22 22 144 6.97 5.70 -0.28 0.00 102.0 6.10 -16 -1.3 -0.2 -0.4 -5 .441 .492
William Hyndman? 31 2.0 1 1 10 45.00 5.70 -0.38 0.00 102.0 6.20 -9 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -8 .105 .498
Ted Kennedy 21 172.2 20 19 143 7.45 5.70 -0.29 0.00 102.0 6.10 -24 -1.9 1.0 -0.2 -1.1 -13 .405 .488
Bobby Mathews 34 197.2 24 24 148 6.74 5.70 -0.29 0.00 102.0 6.11 -11 -1.0 -0.3 -0.0 0 .460 .494
Cyclone Miller* 26 169.2 19 19 109 5.78 5.70 -0.25 0.00 102.0 6.06 7 0.7 -0.2 1.4 18 .534 .504
Rex Smith 25 9.0 1 1 13 13.00 5.70 -0.29 0.00 102.0 6.11 -7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -6 .145 .498
Harry Stovey 29 0.1 1 0 2 54.00 5.70 -0.73 0.00 102.0 6.56 -2 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .366 .499
Sam Weaver 30 11.0 2 2 29 23.73 5.70 -0.48 0.00 102.0 6.30 -21 -0.8 -0.0 -0.8 -21 .075 .495
Team Total 25.2 1218.2 145 139 942 6.96 5.70 -0.28 0.00 102.0 6.10 -102 -6.5 1.0 -1.5 -0.8 -29 .455 .494
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1885 / 1887 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics