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1887 Philadelphia Athletics

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1886 / 1888

64-69, Finished 5th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frank Bancroft (26-29) and Charlie Mason (38-40)
Scored 893 runs, Allowed 890 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-66

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


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1886 / 1888 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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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 Wilbert Robinson 23 68 279 264 28 60 6 2 1 24 15 14 15 .227 .269 .277 .545 52 73 1
2 1B Jocko Milligan 25 95 401 377 54 114 27 4 2 50 8 21 30 .302 .344 .411 .755 110 155 3
3 2B Lou Bierbauer* 21 126 543 530 74 144 19 7 1 82 40 13 12 .272 .289 .340 .629 75 180 0
4 SS Chippy McGarr 24 137 561 536 93 158 23 6 1 63 84 23 67 .295 .326 .366 .692 92 196 2
5 3B Denny Lyons 21 137 623 570 128 209 43 14 6 102 73 47 16 .367 .421 .523 .943 162 298 6
6 OF Harry Stovey 30 124 560 497 125 142 31 12 4 77 74 56 38 .286 .366 .421 .787 119 209 7
7 OF Tom Poorman* 29 135 630 585 140 155 18 19 4 61 88 35 46 .265 .317 .381 .699 94 223 10
8 OF Henry Larkin 27 126 553 497 105 154 22 12 3 88 37 48 13 .310 .380 .421 .800 123 209 8
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 OF Fred Mann* 29 55 250 229 42 63 14 6 0 32 16 15 18 .275 .336 .389 .725 101 89 6
10 C George Townsend 20 31 112 109 12 21 3 0 0 14 8 3 1 .193 .214 .220 .434 21 24 0
11 OF Chief Roseman 30 21 88 73 16 16 2 1 0 8 3 10 9 .219 .352 .274 .626 76 20 5
12 1B Ed Flanagan? 25 19 84 80 12 20 5 0 1 10 3 3 11 .250 .286 .350 .636 77 28 1
13 OF Ed Greer 22 3 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 1 2 0
14 UT Jim Roxburgh 29 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 -30 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
15 P Ed Seward? 20 74 284 266 31 50 10 0 5 28 14 16 36 .188 .239 .282 .521 45 75 2
16 P Gus Weyhing 20 57 215 209 19 42 6 1 0 16 8 6 39 .201 .223 .239 .462 29 50 0
17 P Al Atkinson 26 16 64 59 8 12 2 0 1 5 3 5 12 .203 .266 .288 .554 54 17 0
18 P Bobby Mathews 35 7 29 25 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .200 .310 .200 .510 44 5 0
19 P Bill Hart? 21 3 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .077 .154 -57 1 0
20 P Cannonball Titcomb* 20 3 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .000 .167 .000 .167 -51 0 0
21 P Billy Taylor 32 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 1 0
22 P Frank Chapman 25 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0
23 P Tommy Casey? 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 24.9 137 5326 4954 893 1370 231 84 29 661 476 321 379 .277 .327 .375 .702 95 1856 51
Rank in 8 AA teams 2 5 3 2 4 4 4 8 5 3 6 4 4 3 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 25.3 137 4703 4366 830 1259 213 83 23 611 451 288 280 .288 .339 .391 .730 103 1707 49
Pitcher Totals 21.4 137 623 588 63 111 18 1 6 50 25 33 99 .189 .234 .253 .488 36 149 2
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 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 Ed Seward 20 25 25 .500 4.13 55 52 2 52 3 0 470.2 445 293 216 7 140 155 24 0 58 1990 102 3.86 1.243 8.5 0.1 2.7 3.0 1.11
2 SP Gus Weyhing 20 26 28 .481 4.27 55 55 0 53 2 0 466.1 465 342 221 12 167 193 37 1 49 2042 99 4.10 1.355 9.0 0.2 3.2 3.7 1.16
3 SP Al Atkinson 26 6 8 .429 5.92 15 15 2 11 0 0 124.2 156 121 82 2 54 34 6 0 11 594 71 4.38 1.684 11.3 0.1 3.9 2.5 0.63
Rk Pos 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
4 Bobby Mathews 35 3 4 .429 6.67 7 7 0 7 0 0 58.0 75 64 43 4 25 9 3 0 2 280 63 5.31 1.724 11.6 0.6 3.9 1.4 0.36
5 Bill Hart 21 1 2 .333 4.50 3 3 0 3 0 0 26.0 28 22 13 1 17 4 1 0 1 121 95 5.55 1.731 9.7 0.3 5.9 1.4 0.24
6 Cannonball Titcomb* 20 1 2 .333 6.75 3 3 0 3 0 0 24.0 31 30 18 1 19 16 0 0 7 123 63 4.86 2.083 11.6 0.4 7.1 6.0 0.84
7 Billy Taylor 32 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 5 3 1 7 0 0 0 2 42 146 7.05 1.889 10.0 1.0 7.0 0.0 0.00
8 Frank Chapman 25 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 1 0 0 5.0 8 6 4 0 2 4 0 0 1 24 63 2.88 2.000 14.4 0.0 3.6 7.2 2.00
9 Lou Bierbauer 21 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1.28 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
10 Tommy Casey* 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 32 6.28 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
11 Tom Poorman 29 0 0 40.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 5 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 8 16 24.28 9.000 67.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 1.00
Team Totals 21.5 63 69 .477 4.59 137 137 6 131 5 1 1186.1 1227 890 605 29 433 417 71 1 133 5234 92 4.17 1.399 9.3 0.2 3.3 3.2 0.96
Rank in 8 AA teams 5 4 6 6 4 3 4 2 5 6 5 6 3
Rk Pos 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

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
Al Atkinson 26 19 44 14 26 4 0 .909 2.11 P-OF
Lou Bierbauer 21 127 771 332 378 61 45 .921 5.59 P-2B
Tommy Casey -- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Frank Chapman 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Ed Flanagan 25 19 172 158 5 9 9 .948 8.58 1B
Ed Greer 22 3 7 5 1 1 0 .857 2.00 OF
Bill Hart 21 3 13 0 8 5 0 .615 2.67 P
Henry Larkin 27 126 499 416 47 36 23 .928 3.67 OF-1B-2B
Denny Lyons 21 137 543 255 215 73 29 .866 3.43 3B
Fred Mann 29 55 120 103 7 10 2 .917 2.00 OF
Bobby Mathews 35 7 18 2 14 2 1 .889 2.29 P
Chippy McGarr 24 137 686 198 402 86 42 .875 4.38 SS
Jocko Milligan 25 98 841 698 92 51 31 .939 8.06 51 0 0 1B-C-OF
Tom Poorman 29 138 280 237 18 25 6 .911 1.85 P-OF-2B
Wilbert Robinson 23 71 479 291 138 50 9 .896 6.04 82 0 0 C-1B-OF
Chief Roseman 30 21 56 41 5 10 1 .821 2.19 OF
Jim Roxburgh 29 3 11 6 3 2 0 .818 3.00 8 0 0 C-2B
Ed Seward 20 76 164 63 83 18 2 .890 1.92 P-OF
Harry Stovey 30 126 684 613 35 36 22 .947 5.14 OF-1B
Billy Taylor 32 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Cannonball Titcomb 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
George Townsend 20 31 166 102 42 22 1 .867 4.65 26 0 0 C-OF
Gus Weyhing 20 58 133 21 85 27 5 .797 1.83 P-OF
Team Totals 24.7 137 5688 3555 1605 528 228 .907 4.09 167 0 0
Rank in 8 AA teams 3 4 3
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
Al Atkinson 26 16 64 -4 -0 0 0 4 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1/O
Lou Bierbauer* 21 126 543 -23 1 0 3 2 -16 -1.1 12 -4 0.1 .490 .492 -0.2 0.6 -7 *4/1
Tommy Casey? -- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Frank Chapman 25 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .463 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Ed Flanagan? 25 19 84 -3 -0 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.3 2 -3 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -2 3
Ed Greer 22 3 11 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .455 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O
Bill Hart? 21 3 13 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .442 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
Henry Larkin 27 126 553 18 -2 0 0 -6 10 0.9 12 22 2.2 .506 .505 2.1 -0.3 22 *O34
Denny Lyons 21 137 623 52 2 0 -11 4 48 3.7 13 61 5.1 .526 .522 5.8 -0.4 72 *5
Fred Mann* 29 55 250 0 -0 0 -2 -3 -5 -0.3 5 0 0.2 .493 .498 0.3 -0.3 2 Free Agency O
Bobby Mathews 35 7 29 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Chippy McGarr 24 137 561 -7 3 0 -2 9 3 0.4 12 15 1.6 .502 .502 1.7 0.7 17 *6
Jocko Milligan 25 95 401 4 -3 0 1 3 6 0.5 9 14 1.4 .504 .503 1.2 0.4 13 32/O
Tom Poorman* 29 135 630 -8 3 0 8 -8 -5 -0.2 13 8 1.1 .497 .498 0.4 0.1 0 Purchased *O/41
Wilbert Robinson 23 68 279 -19 -1 0 -8 4 -24 -1.8 6 -18 -1.2 .473 .489 -0.6 -0.2 -10 Unknown 2/3O
Chief Roseman 30 21 88 -1 -1 0 -2 -1 -5 -0.4 2 -3 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 Purchased O
Jim Roxburgh 29 2 8 -2 -0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .372 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /24
Ed Seward? 20 74 284 -24 -0 0 0 19 -5 -0.3 0 -5 -0.3 .495 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -5 1O
Harry Stovey 30 124 560 15 3 0 9 -5 21 1.8 12 33 3.0 .513 .510 2.2 0.4 24 O3
Billy Taylor 32 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Cannonball Titcomb* 20 3 12 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .463 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
George Townsend 20 31 112 -13 0 0 -4 2 -15 -1.1 2 -13 -0.9 .462 .493 -0.6 -0.2 -9 2/O
Gus Weyhing 20 57 215 -23 -1 0 -2 15 -11 -0.8 0 -11 -0.8 .486 .495 -0.7 -0.1 -9 Purchased 1/O
Team Total 24.9 1242 5326 -47 4 0 -13 45 -11 0.2 100 89 10.5 .499 .502 10.5 0.3 102
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
Al Atkinson 26 124.2 15 15 121 8.74 6.58 -0.11 0.00 100.0 6.69 -27 -1.9 -0.1 -1.2 -18 .377 .489
Lou Bierbauer 21 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 6.59 -0.06 0.00 100.0 6.65 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .560 .500
Tommy Casey* -- 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 6.59 -0.16 0.00 100.0 6.75 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .349 .499
Frank Chapman 25 5.0 1 1 6 10.80 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.68 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .350 .499
Bill Hart 21 26.0 3 3 22 7.62 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.69 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .442 .499
Bobby Mathews 35 58.0 7 7 64 9.93 6.58 -0.11 0.00 100.0 6.70 -20 -1.3 -0.1 -1.0 -16 .315 .492
Tom Poorman 29 0.2 1 0 4 54.00 6.59 -0.19 0.00 100.0 6.78 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .284 .499 Purchased
Ed Seward 20 470.2 55 52 293 5.60 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.68 62 5.1 1.0 -0.5 7.4 96 .592 .531
Billy Taylor 32 9.0 1 1 5 5.00 6.59 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.69 2 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .649 .501
Cannonball Titcomb* 20 24.0 3 3 30 11.25 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.68 -12 -0.7 -0.0 -0.6 -10 .262 .496
Gus Weyhing 20 466.1 55 55 342 6.60 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.68 10 0.8 -0.5 3.1 44 .514 .505 Purchased
Team Total 21.5 1186.1 143 137 890 6.75 6.58 -0.10 0.00 100.0 6.68 6 1.5 1.0 -1.3 7.3 92 .510 .512
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1886 / 1888 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics