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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
5 676 23 52 0 274 2.98
Birth Date11-7-1857
Height5' 8"
Weight171 lbs
BatsL
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
1878 IN1 20 38 38 347.0 0.0 0.0 13 22 0 0 0 0 1469 357 208 99 1 0 56 56 125 2.57 2.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
1881 CL2 23 22 21 180.0 0.0 0.0 8 14 0 0 0 0 768 183 111 61 3 0 38 38 54 3.05 2.94 0.00 0.0 0.0
1883 PT1 25 7 7 55.0 0.0 0.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 81 44 26 0 0 10 10 23 4.25 2.97 0.00 0.0 0.0
1884 WIL 26 5 5 40.0 0.0 0.0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 44 28 13 1 0 7 7 52 2.92 1.92 0.00 0.0 0.0
1885 PHI 27 7 7 54.0 0.0 0.0 1 5 0 0 0 0 239 55 43 25 1 0 24 24 20 4.17 3.51 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
1878 IN1 MLB 38 38 347.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1881 CL2 MLB 22 21 180.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1883 PT1 MLB 7 7 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -2.455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1884 WIL MLB 5 5 40.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.717 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1885 PHI MLB 7 7 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 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
1878 IN1 MLB 13 22 0 38 38 347.0 357 56 125 1 0% .277 9.3 1.5 0.0 3.2 1.19 2.57 0.0 0.0
1881 CL2 MLB 8 14 0 22 21 180.0 183 38 54 3 0% .267 9.2 1.9 0.1 2.7 1.23 3.05 0.0 0.0
1883 PT1 MLB 0 7 0 7 7 55.0 81 10 23 0 0% -2.455 13.3 1.6 0.0 3.8 1.65 4.25 0.0 0.0
1884 WIL MLB 1 4 0 5 5 40.0 44 7 52 1 0% -.717 9.9 1.6 0.2 11.7 1.27 2.92 0.0 0.0
1885 PHI MLB 1 5 0 7 7 54.0 55 24 20 1 0% .278 9.2 4.0 0.2 3.3 1.46 4.17 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

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Compensation

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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Jeff Francis' Historic SeasonGeoff Young2012-11-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best baseball nickname ever? Pronk is up there. The Big Hurt? The Mad Hungarian? Shoeless Joe? Three Fingers?
(rogerlamarque from brooklyn)
"Death to Flying Things," and maybe also "The Only Nolan." (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)From Wiki about The Only Nolan, "It is said he was suspended twice during the 1878 season, once for visiting a whorehouse when he had told the team he was going to be visiting his brother. He was blacklisted from the league." Good stuff.
(rogerlamarque from Brooklyn)
These stories about the guys from the 19th century, before baseball had acquired any sense of professionalism at all, are always wonderful, although many of them reduce down to drinking problems when you really look at them. If you go back and look at the things that were written about Bugs Raymond, an early Giants pitcher, he was often portrayed as a character. "He was so eager to get a drink that he would trade the bullpen baseballs for beers through the outfield fence! Hee hee! What a card!" Then you realize that this cut short his career, that he was stomped to death in a bar fight... There's nothing funny about that. (Steven Goldman)


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