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Portrait of The Only Nolan

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
5 79 676 23 52 0 2.98
Birth Date11-7-1857
Height5' 8"
Weight171 lbs
Age162 years, 3 months, 18 days
BatsL
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.
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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
1878 IN1 MLB 38 38 347.0 13 22 0 357 56 125 1 9.3 1.5 0.0 3.2 0% .277 1.19 2.34 2.57 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1881 CL2 MLB 22 21 180.0 8 14 0 183 38 54 3 9.2 1.9 0.2 2.7 0% .267 1.23 2.94 3.05 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1883 PT1 MLB 7 7 55.0 0 7 0 81 10 23 0 13.3 1.6 0.0 3.8 0% -2.455 1.65 2.97 4.25 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1884 WIL MLB 5 5 40.0 1 4 0 44 7 52 1 9.9 1.6 0.2 11.7 0% -.717 1.28 1.92 2.93 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1885 PHI MLB 7 7 54.0 1 5 0 55 24 20 1 9.2 4.0 0.2 3.3 0% .278 1.46 3.51 4.17 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
CareerMLB7978676.02352072013527469.61.80.13.60%.0001.262.622.9800.000.00.0

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.
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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-
1878 IN1 MLB NL 38 38 347.0 13 22 0 357 56 125 1 9.3 1.5 0.0 3.2 0% .277 1.19 2.34 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
1881 CL2 MLB NL 22 21 180.0 8 14 0 183 38 54 3 9.2 1.9 0.2 2.7 0% .267 1.23 2.94 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
1883 PT1 MLB AA 7 7 55.0 0 7 0 81 10 23 0 13.3 1.6 0.0 3.8 0% -2.455 1.65 2.97 4.25 0 0.00 0.0
1884 WIL MLB UA 5 5 40.0 1 4 0 44 7 52 1 9.9 1.6 0.2 11.7 0% -.717 1.28 1.92 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
1885 PHI MLB NL 7 7 54.0 1 5 0 55 24 20 1 9.2 4.0 0.2 3.3 0% .278 1.46 3.51 4.17 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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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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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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