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Portrait of Clark Griffith

Clark Griffith PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
20 3385.7 237 146 8 955 3.31
Birth Date11-20-1869
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1891 BS2 21 7 4 40.0 0.0 0.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 47 33 25 3 0 15 15 5 20 5.62 4.13 0.00 0.0 0.0
1891 SL4 21 27 17 186.3 0.0 0.0 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 195 122 69 8 0 58 58 15 68 3.33 3.66 0.00 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN 23 4 2 19.7 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 14 11 1 0 5 5 1 9 5.03 3.91 0.00 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN 24 36 30 261.3 0.0 0.0 21 14 0 0 0 0 0 328 193 143 12 0 85 85 14 71 4.92 5.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN 25 42 41 353.0 0.0 0.0 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 434 228 154 11 0 91 91 22 79 3.93 4.49 0.00 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN 26 36 35 317.7 0.0 0.0 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 370 189 125 3 0 70 70 12 81 3.54 3.68 0.00 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN 27 41 38 343.7 0.0 0.0 21 18 1 0 0 0 0 410 231 142 3 0 86 86 17 102 3.72 3.74 0.00 0.0 0.0
1898 CHN 28 38 38 325.7 0.0 0.0 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 305 105 68 1 0 64 64 20 97 1.88 2.99 0.00 0.0 0.0
1899 CHN 29 38 38 319.7 0.0 0.0 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 329 163 99 5 0 65 65 14 73 2.79 3.42 0.00 0.0 0.0
1900 CHN 30 30 30 248.0 0.0 0.0 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 245 126 84 6 0 51 51 16 61 3.05 3.46 0.00 0.0 0.0
1901 CHA 31 35 30 266.7 0.0 0.0 24 7 1 0 0 0 0 275 114 79 4 0 50 50 4 67 2.67 3.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
1902 CHA 32 28 24 213.0 0.0 0.0 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 247 117 99 11 0 47 47 16 51 4.18 3.89 0.00 0.0 0.0
1903 NYA 33 25 24 213.0 0.0 0.0 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 201 92 64 3 0 33 33 6 69 2.70 2.86 0.00 0.0 0.0
1904 NYA 34 16 11 100.3 0.0 0.0 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 91 40 32 3 0 16 16 4 36 2.87 2.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
1905 NYA 35 25 7 101.7 0.0 0.0 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 82 30 19 1 0 15 15 1 46 1.68 2.15 0.00 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA 36 17 2 59.7 0.0 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 58 30 20 0 0 15 15 4 16 3.02 2.90 0.00 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA 37 4 0 8.3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 16 8 0 0 6 6 0 5 8.64 3.30 0.00 0.0 0.0
1909 CIN 39 1 1 6.0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 31 11 8 4 0 0 2 2 0 3 6.00 2.15 0.00 0.0 0.0
1912 WS1 42 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1913 WS1 43 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.49 0.00 0.0 0.0
1914 WS1 44 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1891 BS2 MLB 7 4 40.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.023 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1891 SL4 MLB 27 17 186.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 4 2 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.438 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 36 30 261.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.736 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 42 41 353.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.084 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 36 35 317.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.211 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 41 38 343.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.957 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1898 CHN MLB 38 38 325.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.670 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1899 CHN MLB 38 38 319.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.064 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1900 CHN MLB 30 30 248.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.784 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 CHA MLB 35 30 266.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.168 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 CHA MLB 28 24 213.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.888 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 NYA MLB 25 24 213.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.784 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 NYA MLB 16 11 100.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.492 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 NYA MLB 25 7 101.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 17 2 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.657 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 4 0 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 CIN MLB 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .423 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 WS1 MLB 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1891 SL4 MLB 11 8 2 27 17 186.3 195 58 68 8 0% -1.255 9.4 2.8 0.4 3.3 1.36 3.33 0.0 0.0
1891 BS2 MLB 3 1 0 7 4 40.0 47 15 20 3 0% -1.023 10.6 3.4 0.7 4.5 1.55 5.62 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 1 2 0 4 2 19.7 24 5 9 1 0% -1.438 11.0 2.3 0.5 4.1 1.47 5.03 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 21 14 0 36 30 261.3 328 85 71 12 0% -1.736 11.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 1.58 4.92 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 26 14 0 42 41 353.0 434 91 79 11 0% -2.084 11.1 2.3 0.3 2.0 1.49 3.93 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 23 11 0 36 35 317.7 370 70 81 3 0% -2.211 10.5 2.0 0.1 2.3 1.39 3.54 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 21 18 1 41 38 343.7 410 86 102 3 0% -1.957 10.7 2.3 0.1 2.7 1.44 3.72 0.0 0.0
1898 CHN MLB 24 10 0 38 38 325.7 305 64 97 1 0% -1.670 8.4 1.8 0.0 2.7 1.13 1.88 0.0 0.0
1899 CHN MLB 22 14 0 38 38 319.7 329 65 73 5 0% -2.064 9.3 1.8 0.1 2.1 1.23 2.79 0.0 0.0
1900 CHN MLB 14 13 0 30 30 248.0 245 51 61 6 0% -1.784 8.9 1.9 0.2 2.2 1.19 3.05 0.0 0.0
1901 CHA MLB 24 7 1 35 30 266.7 275 50 67 4 0% -2.168 9.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 1.22 2.67 0.0 0.0
1902 CHA MLB 15 9 0 28 24 213.0 247 47 51 11 0% -1.888 10.4 2.0 0.5 2.2 1.38 4.18 0.0 0.0
1903 NYA MLB 14 11 0 25 24 213.0 201 33 69 3 0% -1.784 8.5 1.4 0.1 2.9 1.10 2.70 0.0 0.0
1904 NYA MLB 7 5 0 16 11 100.3 91 16 36 3 0% -1.492 8.2 1.4 0.3 3.2 1.07 2.87 0.0 0.0
1905 NYA MLB 9 6 1 25 7 101.7 82 15 46 1 0% -1.286 7.3 1.3 0.1 4.1 0.95 1.68 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 2 2 2 17 2 59.7 58 15 16 0 0% -1.657 8.7 2.3 0.0 2.4 1.22 3.02 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 0 0 0 4 0 8.3 15 6 5 0 0% -1.364 16.2 6.5 0.0 5.4 2.52 8.64 0.0 0.0
1909 CIN MLB 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 11 2 3 0 0% .423 16.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 2.17 6.00 0.0 0.0
1912 WS1 MLB 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1913 WS1 MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1914 WS1 MLB 0 0 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

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Injury History

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Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Skewed Left: The Best of FDR's Baseball CorrespondenceZachary Levine2013-01-22
Wezen-Ball: Joe Engel Trades for a TurkeyLarry Granillo2012-11-20
Wezen-Ball: Ballplayers and the Women who Love ThemLarry Granillo2012-05-16
The Lineup Card: 9 Forgotten Players from Defunct FranchisesBaseball Prospectus2011-09-08
BP Unfiltered: SABR 41 Liveblog, Day OneColin Wyers2011-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Minnesota TwinsKen Funck2010-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: The Worst Exchange of First Basemen EverSteven Goldman2010-06-04
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #14Steven Goldman2010-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named OverbaySteven Goldman2010-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
You Could Look It Up: Why Babe Phelps and I Weren't in St. Louis Last WeekSteven Goldman2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Livan Hernandez Makes the ListSteven Goldman2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Having a BallJay Jaffe2008-02-22
Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the KnuckleballDan Fox2007-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Burgess Shale and Other Weighty MattersDan Fox2007-02-08
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, MarinersBaseball Prospectus2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Four, 1944-1946Clay Davenport2005-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDamned Yankees: Past Efforts to Level the Playing FieldMark Armour2003-08-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven, The wife's doing OK, but the cats are PO'd. Dusty and I are not on speaking terms. In any case, you seem to have quite a bit of vitriol for Connie Mack (your most recent YCLIU, for example). I'm curious, what did you think of the Macht book, which tended to a kinder, gentler portrayal of the old Ath-a-letic?
(josher464 from NYC)
I love Connie Mack in some ways. He was a unique figure in baseball. Clark Griffith did what Mack did for awhile, but not for nearly as long. I also think that he killed American League baseball in Philadelphia through a combination of short-sightedness and senility. He never embraced the farm system and he was part of the racist cabal that held to a perverse "principal" at the expense of winning or even making money. Welcome to the Darwinism of Bad Ideas. That the Phillies would outlast him in Philadelphia should have been impossible, and if you quizzed anyone on that topic up through 1949 ("Survey: Say Philadelphia has only one team in ten years. Which team will it be?") I would guess you would get A's as your answer nine times out of ten. That said, I admire his weirdly Victorian bearing, so unusual for the more rough and tumble style of his times, the fact that he was generally humane to his players, also unusual, and his ability to scout up two great teams pretty much on his own... I just think he was inherently dishonest about what he was up to after the 1930s. I haven't read the Macht book. Maybe it will convince me otherwise. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't an 80s book only gonna bring back MORE nostalgia for the "beloved" 1982 Brewers? Can we please tell the people of Milwaukee that this isn't necessarily a GOOD thing, since it leads to things like Ned Yost as manager, Ted Simmons and/or Robin Yount as manager(s) in waiting, and the pleading for Paul Molitor to do anything with the club. /end vent.
(strupp from Madison)
I'm going to refer your question to resident Brewers aficionado Jay Jaffe, who will be handling Milwaukee duties on the book. Your question reminds me of the Washington Senators, where Clark Griffith tended to re-employ any player who used to work for him. (Steven Goldman)


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