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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
20 453 3385.7 237 146 8 3.31
Birth Date11-20-1869
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
Age149 years, 10 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1891 BS2 0 7 4 40.0 3 1 0 47 15 20 3 10.6 3.4 0.7 4.5 0% -1.023 1.55 4.13 5.63 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1891 SL4 0 27 17 186.3 11 8 2 195 58 68 8 9.4 2.8 0.4 3.3 0% -1.255 1.36 3.66 3.33 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1893 CHN MLB 4 2 19.7 1 2 0 24 5 9 1 11.0 2.3 0.5 4.1 0% -1.438 1.47 3.91 5.03 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1894 CHN MLB 36 30 261.3 21 14 0 328 85 71 12 11.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 0% -1.736 1.58 5.00 4.92 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1895 CHN MLB 42 41 353.0 26 14 0 434 91 79 11 11.1 2.3 0.3 2.0 0% -2.084 1.49 4.49 3.93 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1896 CHN MLB 36 35 317.7 23 11 0 370 70 81 3 10.5 2.0 0.1 2.3 0% -2.211 1.39 3.68 3.54 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1897 CHN MLB 41 38 343.7 21 18 1 410 86 102 3 10.7 2.3 0.1 2.7 0% -1.957 1.44 3.74 3.72 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1898 CHN MLB 38 38 325.7 24 10 0 305 64 97 1 8.4 1.8 0.0 2.7 0% -1.670 1.13 2.99 1.88 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1899 CHN MLB 38 38 319.7 22 14 0 329 65 73 5 9.3 1.8 0.1 2.1 0% -2.064 1.23 3.42 2.79 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1900 CHN MLB 30 30 248.0 14 13 0 245 51 61 6 8.9 1.9 0.2 2.2 0% -1.784 1.19 3.46 3.05 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1901 CHA MLB 35 30 266.7 24 7 1 275 50 67 4 9.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 0% -2.168 1.22 3.21 2.67 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1902 CHA MLB 28 24 213.0 15 9 0 247 47 51 11 10.4 2.0 0.5 2.2 0% -1.888 1.38 3.89 4.18 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1903 NYA MLB 25 24 213.0 14 11 0 201 33 69 3 8.5 1.4 0.1 2.9 0% -1.784 1.10 2.86 2.70 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1904 NYA MLB 16 11 100.3 7 5 0 91 16 36 3 8.2 1.4 0.3 3.2 0% -1.492 1.07 2.77 2.87 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1905 NYA MLB 25 7 101.7 9 6 1 82 15 46 1 7.3 1.3 0.1 4.1 0% -1.286 0.95 2.15 1.68 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1906 NYA MLB 17 2 59.7 2 2 2 58 15 16 0 8.7 2.3 0.0 2.4 0% -1.657 1.22 2.90 3.02 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1907 NYA MLB 4 0 8.3 0 0 0 15 6 5 0 16.2 6.5 0.0 5.4 0% -1.364 2.52 3.30 8.64 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1909 CIN MLB 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 11 2 3 0 16.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .423 2.17 2.15 6.00 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1912 WS1 MLB 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1913 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 1.00 2.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1914 WS1 MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 0.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1891 TOT MLB 34 21 226.3 14 9 2 242 73 88 11 9.6 2.9 0.4 3.5 0% .000 1.39 3.74 3.74 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
CareerMLB4533723385.723714683670774955769.82.10.22.50%.0001.313.603.3100.000.00.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1891 BS2 MLB AA 7 4 40.0 3 1 0 47 15 20 3 10.6 3.4 0.7 4.5 0% -1.023 1.55 4.13 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
1891 SL4 MLB AA 27 17 186.3 11 8 2 195 58 68 8 9.4 2.8 0.4 3.3 0% -1.255 1.36 3.66 3.33 0 0.00 0.0
1893 CHN MLB NL 4 2 19.7 1 2 0 24 5 9 1 11.0 2.3 0.5 4.1 0% -1.438 1.47 3.91 5.03 0 0.00 0.0
1894 CHN MLB NL 36 30 261.3 21 14 0 328 85 71 12 11.3 2.9 0.4 2.4 0% -1.736 1.58 5.00 4.92 0 0.00 0.0
1895 CHN MLB NL 42 41 353.0 26 14 0 434 91 79 11 11.1 2.3 0.3 2.0 0% -2.084 1.49 4.49 3.93 0 0.00 0.0
1896 CHN MLB NL 36 35 317.7 23 11 0 370 70 81 3 10.5 2.0 0.1 2.3 0% -2.211 1.39 3.68 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
1897 CHN MLB NL 41 38 343.7 21 18 1 410 86 102 3 10.7 2.3 0.1 2.7 0% -1.957 1.44 3.74 3.72 0 0.00 0.0
1898 CHN MLB NL 38 38 325.7 24 10 0 305 64 97 1 8.4 1.8 0.0 2.7 0% -1.670 1.13 2.99 1.88 0 0.00 0.0
1899 CHN MLB NL 38 38 319.7 22 14 0 329 65 73 5 9.3 1.8 0.1 2.1 0% -2.064 1.23 3.42 2.79 0 0.00 0.0
1900 CHN MLB NL 30 30 248.0 14 13 0 245 51 61 6 8.9 1.9 0.2 2.2 0% -1.784 1.19 3.46 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
1901 CHA MLB AL 35 30 266.7 24 7 1 275 50 67 4 9.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 0% -2.168 1.22 3.21 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
1902 CHA MLB AL 28 24 213.0 15 9 0 247 47 51 11 10.4 2.0 0.5 2.2 0% -1.888 1.38 3.89 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
1903 NYA MLB AL 25 24 213.0 14 11 0 201 33 69 3 8.5 1.4 0.1 2.9 0% -1.784 1.10 2.86 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
1904 NYA MLB AL 16 11 100.3 7 5 0 91 16 36 3 8.2 1.4 0.3 3.2 0% -1.492 1.07 2.77 2.87 0 0.00 0.0
1905 NYA MLB AL 25 7 101.7 9 6 1 82 15 46 1 7.3 1.3 0.1 4.1 0% -1.286 0.95 2.15 1.68 0 0.00 0.0
1906 NYA MLB AL 17 2 59.7 2 2 2 58 15 16 0 8.7 2.3 0.0 2.4 0% -1.657 1.22 2.90 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
1907 NYA MLB AL 4 0 8.3 0 0 0 15 6 5 0 16.2 6.5 0.0 5.4 0% -1.364 2.52 3.30 8.64 0 0.00 0.0
1909 CIN MLB NL 1 1 6.0 0 1 0 11 2 3 0 16.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 0% .423 2.17 2.15 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
1912 WS1 MLB AL 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1913 WS1 MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 1.00 2.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1914 WS1 MLB AL 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 0.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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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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