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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
17 4788.7 373 188 30 2507 2.13
Birth Date8-12-1880
Height6' 1"
Weight195 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
1900 NY1 19 6 1 33.7 0.0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 32 19 1 0 20 20 4 15 5.08 4.46 0.00 0.0 0.0
1901 NY1 20 40 38 336.0 0.0 0.0 20 17 0 0 0 0 0 288 131 90 3 0 97 97 13 221 2.41 2.72 0.00 0.0 0.0
1902 NY1 21 35 33 284.7 0.0 0.0 14 17 0 0 0 0 0 246 118 67 3 0 77 77 10 164 2.12 2.43 0.00 0.0 0.0
1903 NY1 22 45 42 366.3 0.0 0.0 30 13 2 0 0 0 1502 321 136 92 4 0 100 100 10 267 2.26 2.31 0.00 0.0 0.0
1904 NY1 23 48 46 367.7 0.0 0.0 33 12 1 0 0 0 1437 306 120 83 7 0 78 78 4 212 2.03 2.10 0.00 0.0 0.0
1905 NY1 24 43 37 338.7 0.0 0.0 31 9 3 0 0 0 1294 252 85 48 4 0 64 64 1 206 1.28 2.10 0.00 0.0 0.0
1906 NY1 25 38 35 266.7 0.0 0.0 22 12 1 0 0 0 1092 262 100 88 3 0 77 77 3 128 2.97 2.35 0.00 0.0 0.0
1907 NY1 26 41 36 315.0 0.0 0.0 24 12 2 0 0 0 1235 250 88 70 5 0 53 53 2 178 2.00 1.62 0.00 0.0 0.0
1908 NY1 27 56 44 390.7 0.0 0.0 37 11 5 0 0 0 1469 281 85 62 5 0 42 42 3 259 1.43 1.14 0.00 0.0 0.0
1909 NY1 28 37 33 275.3 0.0 0.0 25 6 2 0 0 0 998 192 57 35 2 0 36 36 0 149 1.14 1.55 0.00 0.0 0.0
1910 NY1 29 38 35 318.3 0.0 0.0 27 9 0 0 0 0 1242 292 100 67 5 0 60 60 3 184 1.89 2.04 0.00 0.0 0.0
1911 NY1 30 45 37 307.0 0.0 0.0 26 13 3 0 0 0 1208 303 102 68 5 0 38 38 1 141 1.99 2.30 0.00 0.0 0.0
1912 NY1 31 43 34 310.0 0.0 0.0 23 12 5 0 0 0 1263 311 107 73 5 0 34 34 2 134 2.12 2.44 0.00 0.0 0.0
1913 NY1 32 40 35 306.0 0.0 0.0 25 11 2 0 0 0 1195 291 94 70 8 0 21 21 0 93 2.06 2.56 0.00 0.0 0.0
1914 NY1 33 41 35 312.0 0.0 0.0 24 13 2 0 0 0 1251 314 133 104 16 0 23 23 2 80 3.00 2.65 0.00 0.0 0.0
1915 NY1 34 27 24 186.0 0.0 0.0 8 14 0 0 0 0 768 199 97 74 9 0 20 20 1 57 3.58 2.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN 35 1 1 9.0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 15 8 8 1 0 1 1 0 3 8.00 3.42 0.00 0.0 0.0
1916 NY1 35 12 6 65.7 0.0 0.0 3 4 2 0 0 0 256 59 27 17 3 0 7 7 0 16 2.33 2.73 0.00 0.0 0.0
Career6365524788.70.00.037318830000162534219162011358908488485925072.132.200.000.00.0

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
1900 NY1 MLB 6 1 33.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.900 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1901 NY1 MLB 40 38 336.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.853 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1902 NY1 MLB 35 33 284.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.957 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1903 NY1 MLB 45 42 366.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1904 NY1 MLB 48 46 367.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1905 NY1 MLB 43 37 338.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .243 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1906 NY1 MLB 38 35 266.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1907 NY1 MLB 41 36 315.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1908 NY1 MLB 56 44 390.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1909 NY1 MLB 37 33 275.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .234 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1910 NY1 MLB 38 35 318.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1911 NY1 MLB 45 37 307.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 NY1 MLB 43 34 310.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 NY1 MLB 40 35 306.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 NY1 MLB 41 35 312.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 NY1 MLB 27 24 186.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN MLB 1 1 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 NY1 MLB 12 6 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .243 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
1900 NY1 MLB 0 3 0 6 1 33.7 37 20 15 1 0% -.900 9.9 5.3 0.3 4.0 1.69 5.08 0.0 0.0
1901 NY1 MLB 20 17 0 40 38 336.0 288 97 221 3 0% -.853 7.7 2.6 0.1 5.9 1.15 2.41 0.0 0.0
1902 NY1 MLB 14 17 0 35 33 284.7 246 77 164 3 0% -.957 7.8 2.4 0.1 5.2 1.13 2.12 0.0 0.0
1903 NY1 MLB 30 13 2 45 42 366.3 321 100 267 4 0% .283 7.9 2.5 0.1 6.6 1.15 2.26 0.0 0.0
1904 NY1 MLB 33 12 1 48 46 367.7 306 78 212 7 0% .263 7.5 1.9 0.2 5.2 1.04 2.03 0.0 0.0
1905 NY1 MLB 31 9 3 43 37 338.7 252 64 206 4 0% .243 6.7 1.7 0.1 5.5 0.93 1.28 0.0 0.0
1906 NY1 MLB 22 12 1 38 35 266.7 262 77 128 3 0% .294 8.8 2.6 0.1 4.3 1.27 2.97 0.0 0.0
1907 NY1 MLB 24 12 2 41 36 315.0 250 53 178 5 0% .246 7.1 1.5 0.1 5.1 0.96 2.00 0.0 0.0
1908 NY1 MLB 37 11 5 56 44 390.7 281 42 259 5 0% .238 6.5 1.0 0.1 6.0 0.83 1.43 0.0 0.0
1909 NY1 MLB 25 6 2 37 33 275.3 192 36 149 2 0% .234 6.3 1.2 0.1 4.9 0.83 1.14 0.0 0.0
1910 NY1 MLB 27 9 0 38 35 318.3 292 60 184 5 0% .290 8.3 1.7 0.1 5.2 1.11 1.89 0.0 0.0
1911 NY1 MLB 26 13 3 45 37 307.0 303 38 141 5 0% .291 8.9 1.1 0.1 4.1 1.11 1.99 0.0 0.0
1912 NY1 MLB 23 12 5 43 34 310.0 311 34 134 5 0% .281 9.0 1.0 0.1 3.9 1.11 2.12 0.0 0.0
1913 NY1 MLB 25 11 2 40 35 306.0 291 21 93 8 0% .264 8.6 0.6 0.2 2.7 1.02 2.06 0.0 0.0
1914 NY1 MLB 24 13 2 41 35 312.0 314 23 80 16 0% .264 9.1 0.7 0.5 2.3 1.08 3.00 0.0 0.0
1915 NY1 MLB 8 14 0 27 24 186.0 199 20 57 9 0% .279 9.6 1.0 0.4 2.8 1.18 3.58 0.0 0.0
1916 CIN MLB 1 0 0 1 1 9.0 15 1 3 1 0% .368 15.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.78 8.00 0.0 0.0
1916 NY1 MLB 3 4 2 12 6 65.7 59 7 16 3 0% .243 8.1 1.0 0.4 2.2 1.01 2.33 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Baseball Bloodlines ProjectSam Miller2014-06-04
The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could UndoBaseball Prospectus2014-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and WhiteDoug Thorburn2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: What the 1936 Hall of Fame Ballot Tells Us About Today'sZachary Levine2014-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: A Cooperstown Party Like it's 1999Zachary Levine2013-12-12
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-20
Wezen-Ball: "Skyfall" and Baseball's Golden AgeLarry Granillo2012-11-12
What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 14Daniel Rathman2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Cheating Cheaters and Their Awful ExcusesMichael Bates2012-06-13
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Tensest Series of All TimeDave Studeman2012-04-03
Wezen-Ball: John McGraw & Christy Mathewson: Out-of-Copyright AuthorsLarry Granillo2012-01-30
The Lineup Card: 12 Baseball Players We'd Like to See As PresidentBaseball Prospectus2012-01-25
Wezen-Ball: 1911's "Baseball Ballads"Larry Granillo2011-11-21
The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year AfterBaseball Prospectus2011-11-03
The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and AnonymousSteven Goldman2011-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Triple TandemJay Jaffe2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'Jay Jaffe2011-09-15
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BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and BlylevenJay Jaffe2011-07-23
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 4Larry Granillo2011-05-05
Wezen-Ball: How "Scientific Baseball" Has Changed the GameLarry Granillo2011-05-03
Wezen-Ball: Verducci's "Nintendo Effect"Larry Granillo2011-04-26
Wezen-Ball: The History of the "Greatest Living Ballplayer"Larry Granillo2011-03-17
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Three HundredSteven Goldman2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Two ReportJohn Perrotto2010-10-29
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
No Pepper: Against the FenceTommy Bennett2010-04-21
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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: ALCS Game SevenCaleb Peiffer2008-10-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Five, 1947-1950Clay Davenport2005-08-23
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Forging Genius" is what got me interested in reading about the early years of baseball. I'd like to learn more about the Pirates of Honus Wagner. I have Christy Mathewson's "Pitching in a Pinch", which is a lot of fun.
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
I like Charles Einstein's bio of John McGraw as well. More than 75 years after his death, McGraw remains one of the most compelling figures ever to be involved with baseball. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)best nickname is, by far, the human rain delay.
(scott from chicago)
How about Christy Mathewson's "Big Six?" There's still some debate on exactly what was meant by that. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you could go back in time to watch one game, what would it be? I often think it might be the Merkle boner game, though I don't like being jostled by crowds and would thus spend 8 innings seeking high ground. Second choice for me: the game where Satchel Paige called in the outfield and infield in pitching to Josh Gibson, though that might be apocryphal and could break my time machine. How about you?
(oira61 from San Francisco)
That's a really tough call. I saw the Reggie 3-HR World Series game on TV when I was a tyke. That might be cool. Any game where Ted Williams had a couple of hits... The game where Casey Stengel let a bird fly out from under his cap... Any game Walter Johnson or Christy Mathewson pitched... Satchel Paige in his prime would be VERY cool to see. Great call there. (Steven Goldman)


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