Hardball Retro

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Hardball Retrospective – “Original” Franchise Register

The Franchise Register catalogs the roster of every Major League team using “Original” players as defined in Hardball Retrospective such that players signing their first Major League contract with an organization are considered an “Original” member of the franchise for the balance of their career. Therefore Babe Ruth is a member of the Red Sox for the duration of his career, while Reggie Jackson and Rickey Henderson are listed with the Athletics, etc.

Based on the research for Hardball Retrospective – this section will include information that was omitted from the paperback version due to space limitations along with brand new content:

· Hardball Retrospective – “Original” Franchise Register

· Hardball Retrospective – All-Time “Original” Rosters

· Hardball Retrospective – Defensive Lineups By Decade

· Hardball Retrospective – Fielding WAR and WS Leader Boards

· Hardball Retrospective – Old-Time Franchises – Single-Season WAR Leaders

· Hardball Retrospective – Franchise Charts – Player-Seasons by Position, 20+ Win Shares

All table columns may be sorted in ascending or descending order and the number of entries displayed can be selected from 10, 25, 50 and 100 rows. To begin, you will choose the decade in which the player or players that you are seeking made their MLB debut. Let’s say you want to look up Jackie Robinson’s career Win Shares and WAR totals. Robinson made his MLB debut in 1947, so you will select “1940’s” from the grid below. The 1940’s page will load with the accompanying data. (This page defaults to the 1870’s). You can scroll through the resulting data or use the Search field to narrow your request. Try to search for a player by name such as “Robinson”. The resulting rows in that table will be restricted to players matching a first or last name of Robinson. If you want to view the results for a specific franchise, enter the 3-letter Franchise ID in the search field. LAD would list all “Original” players for the Dodgers franchise. A complete list of franchise ID’s is provided below. Note: this assumes you are viewing a table during a decade when that franchise existed. If you search for COL (Colorado Rockies) prior to the 1990’s, you will not find any entries (unless a player’s name matches on ‘col’.

 

* “Original” Players By Franchise and Debut Year *

 

Select the Debut Decade to view the associated Franchise Register table ->

1870’s 1880’s 1890’s 1900’s
1910’s 1920’s 1930’s 1940’s
1950’s 1960’s 1970’s 1980’s
1990’s 2000’s 2010’s 2020’s

Debut Decade:

1871-1879

Fr_DecNamePosWARWSDebutTopWSWSRank
ATH_1870John Richmond '84SS5.9747.13187516.421
ATH_1870John Bergh '80C0.040.5618760.552
ATH_1870Whitey Ritterson '76C0.050.3618760.363
ATH_1870John Curran '76C0.10.2918760.294
ATH_1870Jim Ward '76C0.060.2118760.215
ATH_1870Flip Lafferty '76P0.140.2018760.26
ATH_1870Bill Fouser '762B-0.780.1918760.197
ATH_1870John Mullin '76C-0.030.0118760.018
ATH_1870Lou Paul '76C-0.050.00187609
ATL_1870Will White '82P44.13230.41187753.031
ATL_1870John Morrill '831B25.12156.37187621.972
ATL_1870Lee Richmond '80P8.1592.19187941.093
ATL_1870Sadie Houck '84SS8.9567.02187919.224
ATL_1870Curry Foley '80P2.4551.27187919.35
ATL_1870Lew Brown '78C5.8548.04187613.296
ATL_1870John O'Rourke '79CF8.3644.33187919.927
ATL_1870Ed Cogswell '791B2.5617.2718799.58
ATL_1870Foghorn Bradley '76P1.219.3118769.319
ATL_1870Bill Hawes '84RF-0.799.2318798.4710
ATL_1870Frank Whitney '76LF0.072.4718762.4711
ATL_1870Jim Tyng '79P-0.470.6518790.6512
BLC_1870Bill Smiley '822B-1.322.1918742.191
BNA_1870Al Spalding '75P104.66297.76187162.41
BNA_1870Jack Manning '84RF5.8127.04187321.812
BNA_1870Ross Barnes '752B27.24125.14187123.043
BNA_1870Cal McVey '751B18.9118.46187124.024
BNA_1870George Wright '75SS22.09117.80187119.215
BNA_1870Harry Schafer '753B2.134.1218717.056
BNA_1870Harry Wright '74CF0.9626.9118717.47
BNA_1870Jumbo Latham '821B-0.1726.29187510.68
BNA_1870Charlie Gould '721B0.3911.9118712.839
BRA_1870Tommy Bond '78P68.69303.05187456.991
BRA_1870Jack Burdock '832B8.04123.91187221.182
BRA_1870Jack Remsen '76CF2.8853.93187211.643
BRA_1870Doc Bushong '85C-2.552.24187513.684
BRA_1870John Cassidy '77RF-8.3651.05187514.235
BRA_1870Oscar Walker '82CF4.8635.68187512.426
BRA_1870Herman Dehlman '751B1.6313.1818725.947
BRA_1870Jack Chapman '74RF0.557.8818745.918
BRA_1870Henry Kessler '76SS0.415.5218733.29
BRA_1870Herm Doscher '823B-0.783.6118721.1410
BRA_1870Al Nichols '763B-1.122.8018751.8611
BRA_1870Harry Arundel '84P-2.512.7018751.5312
BRA_1870Bobby Clack '74CF-1.741.0418740.8613
BRA_1870Jake Knodell '74C-0.821.0018740.7414
BRA_1870Billy West '742B00.3918740.3615
BUF_1870Hardy Richardson '86LF42.76236.32187934.031
BUF_1870Jack Rowe '87SS21.79138.82187920.122
BUF_1870Joe Hornung '84LF13.21112.58187917.493
BUF_1870Bill McGunnigle '79RF0.213.18187911.824
BUF_1870Steve Libby '791B-0.020.0218790.025
CBL_1870Jack Glasscock '89SS53.05261.89187928.541
CBL_1870Barney Gilligan '84C3.6443.57187513.482
CBL_1870George Strief '832B-2.5819.9418795.343
CBL_1870Doc Kennedy '79C3.9416.7718796.384
CBL_1870John Kelly '84C-1.197.8318796.445
CBL_1870Len Stockwell '901B-0.180.2818790.176
CBL_1870Sonny Hoffman '79C-0.070.0818790.087
CBL_1870Fred Gunkle '79C-0.040.0118790.018
CEN_1870Fred Warner '793B-0.6113.4518754.991
CEN_1870Ed Somerville '762B0.625.1418753.522
CEN_1870Tim McGinley '75C0.312.3318752.263
CEN_1870Charlie Mason '75LF-0.450.5418750.364
CEN_1870Sam Field '75C-0.160.3618750.365
CFC_1870Deacon White '75C39.58248.20187122.871
CFC_1870Ezra Sutton '843B27.75197.59187128.372
CFC_1870Joe Battin '763B3.5145.75187114.563
CFC_1870Jim Holdsworth '743B3.3536.9018729.414
CFC_1870Joe Quest '802B-0.232.1518715.975
CFC_1870Art Allison '75RF-0.59.9918713.536
CFC_1870John Bass '71SS0.373.3818713.377
CH2_1870John Peters '76SS9.5566.13187412.751
CH2_1870Will Foley '783B-0.319.1718753.852
CH2_1870Dan Collins '76RF-0.770.5718740.373
CHC_1870George Gore '85CF41.9260.89187931.741
CHC_1870Frank Hankinson '79P2.7385.03187817.72
CHC_1870Bill McClellan '862B2.880.23187820.183
CHC_1870Dave Rowe '84CF-2.3135.71187721.264
CHC_1870Charlie Eden '79RF0.9723.58187710.135
CHC_1870Tom Dolan '84C-2.1617.0218797.926
CHC_1870Phil Powers '83C-2.469.8118782.757
CHC_1870Bill Traffley '84C-3.639.5618782.948
CHC_1870Laurie Reis '77P0.834.0418773.299
CHC_1870Fred Andrus '84P0.361.5318760.8210
CHC_1870Harry Smith '772B-0.420.9418770.8611
CHC_1870John Stedronsky '793B-0.110.1018790.112
CHC_1870Bill Sullivan '78LF-0.070.0218780.0213
CLV_1870Bill Phillips '851B10.96107.53187918.771
CNA_1870George Zettlein '73P32.77144.61187142.211
CNA_1870Fred Treacey '71LF0.0422.2018718.662
CNR_1870King Kelly '86RF52.11287.97187837.171
CNR_1870Pete Hotaling '87CF6.9799.06187915.582
CNR_1870Buttercup Dickerson '84LF7.3758.31187814.783
CNR_1870Jack Neagle '84P-7.7115.65187913.474
CNR_1870Bobby Mitchell '78P-114.9018776.515
CNR_1870Chub Sullivan '781B1.78.9018774.546
CNR_1870Amos Booth '763B-1.985.3318763.657
CNR_1870Dory Dean '76P-4.753.0518763.058
CNR_1870George Miller '84C0.21.4018771.249
CNR_1870Dave Pierson '76C-0.161.0218761.0210
CNR_1870Mike Burke '79SS-0.110.7318790.7311
CNR_1870Dale Williams '76P-1.060.4718760.4712
CNR_1870Redleg Snyder '76LF-20.3218760.1813
CNR_1870John Magner '79CF-0.050.001879014
ECK_1870Jim Clinton '84CF-1.5640.70187216.181
HAR_1870Live Oak Taylor '84CF-0.961.5018771.081
HAR_1870Josh Bunce '77LF-0.050.0218770.022.5
HAR_1870Israel Pike '77RF-0.020.0218770.022.5
HNA_1870Orator Shafer '84RF19.63129.79187430.011
HNA_1870Steve Brady '85RF2.9149.69187417.292
HNA_1870Bill Harbridge '84CF1.8134.72187515.83
HNA_1870Billy Barnie '74C-21.3318740.654
IBL_1870Jim McCormick '80P55.91327.81187851.671
IBL_1870Ned Williamson '853B34.51174.27187820.62
IBL_1870The Only Nolan '78P-2.728.52187815.713
IBL_1870Russ McKelvy '78CF-1.074.1318784.134
KEK_1870Bobby Mathews '74P49.7326.04187153.411
KEK_1870Tom Carey '74SS6.7556.1618719.632
KEK_1870Jimmy Hallinan '76SS3.5426.38187112.973
KEK_1870Paddy Quinn '75C-0.051.4518710.744
KEK_1870Nealy Phelps '75RF-0.390.5518710.445
LGR_1870Bill Holbert '83C-2.3838.6018767.941
LGR_1870Frank Pearce '76P-0.10.0818760.082
LGR_1870John Haldeman '772B-0.040.00187703
MAN_1870Jim O'Rourke '85CF49.15356.01187226.31
MAN_1870John Clapp '76C14.0291.041872142
MAN_1870Tim Murnane '761B1.9936.87187210.33
MAN_1870Eddie Booth '74LF-2.4210.4918724.224
MAR_1870Lou Say '84SS0.7923.8818739.71
MAR_1870Red Woodhead '793B-1.140.3218730.322
MLG_1870Charlie Bennett '82C28.91161.98187821.631
MLG_1870Abner Dalrymple '85LF24.17148.90187824.352
MLG_1870George Creamer '832B-3.3521.4318788.273
MLG_1870Jake Goodman '781B0.743.9618781.984
MLG_1870Frank Bliss '783B-0.080.1118780.115
MLG_1870Alamazoo Jennings '78C-0.010.00187806
NA_1870John McMullin 'NANA1.4936.891871NA1
NA_1870Jim Britt 'NANA-5.9834.021872NA2
NA_1870Count Gedney 'NANA2.726.791872NA3
NA_1870Rynie Wolters 'NANA4.6825.841871NA4
NA_1870Asa Brainard 'NANA-5.7625.771871NA5
NA_1870Jimmy Wood 'NANA3.1224.171871NA6
NA_1870John Radcliff 'NANA1.7317.461871NA7
NA_1870Al Pratt 'NANA1.4514.811871NA8
NA_1870Charlie Pabor 'NANA-0.1512.431871NA9
NA_1870Al Reach 'NANA-0.2511.901871NA10
NA_1870Bill Stearns 'NANA-13.3411.251871NA11
NA_1870Bill Boyd 'NANA2.4910.781872NA12
NA_1870Tom Barlow 'NANA1.219.991872NA13
NA_1870Warren White 'NANA1.38.751871NA14
NA_1870Steve King 'NANA0.918.451871NA15
NA_1870Fred Waterman 'NANA1.546.831871NA16
NA_1870Phonney Martin 'NANA-2.196.231872NA17
NA_1870Ed Pinkham 'NANA1.035.891871NA18
NA_1870Charlie Hodes 'NANA-0.245.251871NA19
NA_1870Jim Tipper 'NANA-0.884.151872NA20
NA_1870Frank Fleet 'NANA-2.33.891871NA21
NA_1870Tom Miller 'NANA-0.483.621874NA22
NA_1870Clipper Flynn 'NANA0.333.591871NA23
NA_1870Frank Sellman 'NANA-0.23.481871NA24
NA_1870Dave Birdsall 'NANA-0.23.201871NA25
NA_1870Jim Foran 'NANA0.423.111871NA26
NA_1870Dickie Flowers 'NANA0.532.931871NA27
NA_1870Bub McAtee 'NANA-0.412.881871NA28
NA_1870Fred Cone 'NANA0.172.871871NA29
NA_1870Count Sensenderfer 'NANA-0.272.771871NA30
NA_1870Charlie Mills 'NANA-0.342.281871NA31
NA_1870Harry Deane 'NANA-0.282.191871NA32
NA_1870Holly Hollingshead 'NANA-0.052.041872NA33
NA_1870Steve Bellan 'NANA-0.242.001871NA34
NA_1870Fraley Rogers 'NANA0.031.981872NA35
NA_1870Frank McCarton 'NANA0.321.761872NA36
NA_1870Jim Carleton 'NANA0.341.731871NA37
NA_1870Marshall King 'NANA-0.281.591871NA38
NA_1870John Dailey 'NANA-0.211.561875NA39
NA_1870Gat Stires 'NANA0.331.431871NA40
NA_1870Cy Bentley 'NANA-3.331.411872NA41
NA_1870Frank Heifer 'NANA0.091.361875NA42
NA_1870Joe Simmons 'NANA-0.881.261871NA43
NA_1870Pat McGee 'NANA-1.181.221874NA44
NA_1870Al Thake 'NANA0.020.981872NA45
NA_1870Jim Hall 'NANA0.030.971872NA46
NA_1870Pete Donnelly 'NANA-0.50.931871NA47
NA_1870Frank Buttery 'NANA-1.140.891872NA48.5
NA_1870John McKelvey 'NANA0.080.891875NA48.5
NA_1870Hugh Campbell 'NANA-1.310.811873NA50
NA_1870Charlie Smith 'NANA0.10.781871NA51
NA_1870John Greason 'NANA-0.970.751873NA52
NA_1870Ed Duffy 'NANA-0.280.741871NA53
NA_1870Tom Patterson 'NANA-1.170.711871NA54
NA_1870Jim Snyder 'NANA0.110.701872NA55
NA_1870Ham Allen 'NANA-0.030.681872NA56
NA_1870Bill Lennon 'NANA-0.380.631871NA57
NA_1870Henry Austin 'NANA-0.130.551873NA58
NA_1870Edward Beavens 'NANA-0.070.521871NA59
NA_1870Henry Burroughs 'NANA-0.10.511871NA60
NA_1870George Bird 'NANA-0.030.501871NA61
NA_1870Larry Ressler 'NANA-0.260.471875NA62
NA_1870Jack Farrell 'NANA0.110.461874NA63.5
NA_1870Sam Jackson 'NANA-0.260.461871NA63.5
NA_1870Bill Kelly 'NANA-0.10.401871NA65
NA_1870Len Lovett 'NANA-0.130.371873NA66
NA_1870Studs Bancker 'NANA-0.390.341875NA67
NA_1870Bill Barrett 'NANA-0.110.331871NA68
NA_1870Henry Kohler 'NANA-0.410.321871NA69
NA_1870Tom Foley 'NANA-0.220.311871NA70.5
NA_1870Henry Gilroy 'NANA-0.10.311874NA70.5
NA_1870James McDermott 'NANA-1.960.301871NA72
NA_1870George Fields 'NANA-0.180.291872NA75
NA_1870George Knight 'NANA0.010.291875NA75
NA_1870Adam Rocap 'NANA-0.420.291875NA75
NA_1870Charlie Snow 'NANA0.050.291874NA75
NA_1870Sullivan 'NANA0.090.291875NA75
NA_1870Jack McDonald 'NANA-0.150.271872NA78
NA_1870Joe Miller 'NANA-0.790.261872NA79
NA_1870Charlie Lowe 'NANA-0.250.251872NA80
NA_1870Spike Brady 'NANA0.050.241875NA82
NA_1870Wally Goldsmith 'NANA-0.890.241871NA82
NA_1870Dick Hunt 'NANA0.10.241872NA82
NA_1870Lester Dole 'NANA0.070.231875NA84
NA_1870Evans 'NANA0.070.211875NA85.5
NA_1870George Trenwith 'NANA-0.090.211875NA85.5
NA_1870John Barrett 'NANA-0.180.181872NA87.5
NA_1870Packy Dillon 'NANA0.030.181875NA87.5
NA_1870Rit Harrison 'NANA0.050.171875NA89.5
NA_1870Pony Sager 'NANA0.040.171871NA89.5
NA_1870Andy Allison 'NANA-0.660.161872NA91.5
NA_1870Frank Barrows 'NANA-0.720.161871NA91.5
NA_1870Quinlan 'NANA00.151874NA93.5
NA_1870Z. H. Taylor 'NANA-0.080.151874NA93.5
NA_1870Al Barker 'NANA0.020.141871NA96
NA_1870Nate Berkenstock 'NANA-0.050.141871NA96
NA_1870Thomas Gilmore 'NANA00.141875NA96
NA_1870Gavern 'NANA-0.040.131874NA98
NA_1870Harry Berthrong 'NANA-0.160.121871NA99
NA_1870Oliver Brown 'NANA-0.260.111872NA100
NAT_1870Paul Hines '84CF46.46289.84187230.541
NAT_1870Oscar Bielaski '73RF-0.782.4518722.122
NHV_1870Jim Keenan '89C7.5157.28187513.991
NHV_1870Tricky Nichols '77P-7.1229.78187522.112
NHV_1870Henry Luff '753B-2.957.1418753.253
NHV_1870Sam Wright '75SS-0.261.4518751.124
NNA_1870Joe Start '821B26.65164.17187116.721
NNA_1870Candy Cummings '75P48.67162.88187243.162
NNA_1870Bob Ferguson '812B8.5487.74187112.593
NNA_1870Dave Eggler '72CF2.7964.73187114.174
NNA_1870Dick Higham '76RF7.2359.76187114.625
NNA_1870Dickey Pearce '75SS3.1530.4818719.396
NNA_1870Nat Hicks '72C2.8530.2518729.327
NNA_1870John Hatfield '722B3.1926.47187110.498
NNA_1870Billy Geer '84SS1.0220.88187413.169
NYU_1870Terry Larkin '79P12.01106.42187640.041
NYU_1870John McGuinness '841B-0.344.2618762.432
NYU_1870John Maloney '76CF0.060.6118760.593
NYU_1870John Hayes '76LF-0.050.0718760.074
NYU_1870George Fair '762B-0.040.0218760.025.5
NYU_1870Pete Treacey '76SS-0.060.0218760.025.5
NYU_1870Bob Valentine '76C-0.030.00187607.5
NYU_1870Jim Shanley '76CF-0.090.00187607.5
OLY_1870Davy Force '75SS7.94104.54187117.591
OLY_1870Andy Leonard '75LF3.9370.61187114.992
OLY_1870George Hall '75LF8.3563.131871153
OLY_1870Doug Allison '74RF2.6337.22187110.114
OLY_1870Everett Mills '731B2.2929.2418718.545
OLY_1870John Glenn '76LF0.725.8418718.246
OLY_1870Tommy Beals '75CF0.229.6718714.717
OLY_1870Charlie Sweasy '742B-2.924.1918711.288
PNA_1870Dick McBride '75P47.74164.17187142.751
PNA_1870Levi Meyerle '752B10.8765.97187115.472
PNA_1870Lon Knight '83RF-4.259.61187514.713
PNA_1870Ned Cuthbert '72LF-2.9547.9718718.44
PNA_1870Wes Fisler '722B5.934.6018718.435
PNA_1870George Bechtel '75RF-0.0830.0918718.136
PNA_1870Fergy Malone '73C2.6324.7618719.857
PNA_1870George Heubel '71RF-0.121.4818711.488
PNA_1870William Coon '75C-0.630.2918750.189
PRO_1870John Ward '80P73.72402.24187853.181
PRO_1870Fred Corey '833B4.7970.54187818.312
PRO_1870Emil Gross '80C9.1943.91187911.813
PRO_1870Harry Wheeler '82RF-2.8916.7118787.34
PRO_1870Rudy Kemmler '84C-1.911.7018793.265
PRO_1870Tom Healey '78P-0.365.2318785.236
PRO_1870Dan O'Leary '84LF-0.194.9118793.977
PRO_1870Denny Sullivan '793B0.120.5218790.488
PRO_1870Bill White '791B00.0418790.049
PWS_1870Jim Devlin '77P29.07134.85187355.091
PWS_1870Sam Weaver '82P7.8372.60187532.12
PWS_1870Bill Crowley '84RF4.751.44187514.223
PWS_1870Joe Borden '76P1.8414.1218759.554
PWS_1870Johnny Ryan '76LF-3.647.1318734.595
PWS_1870Ed McKenna '84C-0.940.5618740.566
RES_1870John Farrow '74C-0.592.3118731.751
ROK_1870Cap Anson '861B86.43433.47187131.461
ROK_1870Chick Fulmer '83SS8.1367.47187112.582
ROK_1870Cherokee Fisher '75P13.2762.61187125.133
ROK_1870Scott Hastings '72C1.7323.8618715.74
ROK_1870Denny Mack '731B-0.3620.4018716.385
ROK_1870Bob Addy '75RF1.8319.6518715.676
SBS_1870Mike Dorgan '85RF8.2887.53187717.641
SBS_1870Jack Gleason '843B4.350.66187719.512
SBS_1870Tom Loftus '83CF-0.20.6518770.373
SBS_1870Leonidas Lee '77CF0.030.3618770.364
SBS_1870Harry Little '77CF-0.10.2518770.255
SBS_1870George Newell '77SS-0.030.0418770.046
SLR_1870Silver Flint '79C6.567.94187513.331
SLR_1870Joe Blong '77P-2.2322.51187512.122
SLR_1870Joe Ellick '84RF-1.838.1318757.693
SLR_1870Pidgey Morgan '753B-0.492.6118752.64
SLR_1870Art Croft '771B-2.642.4718751.795.5
SLR_1870Billy Redmond '78SS0.172.4718751.125.5
SLR_1870Trick McSorley '841B-0.12.4618751.227
SLR_1870Charlie Hautz '751B0.51.9818751.658
SNA_1870Pud Galvin '84P73.74399.98187555.691
SNA_1870George Bradley '76P32.36223.64187562.372
SNA_1870Bill Hague '773B-1.7111.6718753.073
SNA_1870George Seward '75C-0.164.4418752.524
SNA_1870Charlie Waitt '75RF-2.651.7618750.855
SYR_1870Blondie Purcell '90LF-8.68126.34187916.571
SYR_1870Hick Carpenter '823B3.03104.61187919.842
SYR_1870Jack Farrell '832B17.86101.16187919.143
SYR_1870Harry McCormick '79P5.6854.52187920.584
SYR_1870Jimmy Macullar '84SS0.4441.81187913.315
SYR_1870Mike Mansell '82LF5.2134.30187913.536
SYR_1870Jack Allen '793B-0.661.0118791.017
SYR_1870Kick Kelly '79C-0.440.3018790.38
SYR_1870George Adams '791B00.2418790.249
SYR_1870Frank Decker '822B-0.130.1118790.1110
SYR_1870Charlie Osterhout '79C-0.090.0518790.0511
TRO_1870Tom York '81LF20.39154.15187118.211
TRO_1870Candy Nelson '84SS11.23104.20187219.512
TRO_1870Lip Pike '75CF14.5989.53187125.653
TRO_1870Mike McGeary '753B7.8968.71187112.164
TRO_1870Bill Craver '752B5.3647.311871155
TRT_1870Dan Brouthers '921B77.61369.93187936.061
TRT_1870Fred Goldsmith '82P12.03113.95187528.752
TRT_1870Ed Caskin '84SS1.834.6318799.953
TRT_1870Jake Evans '84RF2.9632.0318797.024
TRT_1870Gid Gardner '84RF-1.524.09187911.75
TRT_1870Harry Salisbury '82P0.2621.43187919.466
TRT_1870Tom Mansell '83RF-1.7816.7718798.867
TRT_1870Thorny Hawkes '842B0.15.2118793.768
TRT_1870Al Hall '79CF0.25.0718795.059
TRT_1870Aaron Clapp '791B0.544.3518794.3510
TRT_1870Charlie Reilley '79C-1.522.2918791.0611
TRT_1870John Shoup '84CF-0.381.2618791.0212
TRT_1870Pat McManus '79P-0.480.2218790.2213
WBL_1870Pop Snyder '82C3.9787.52187313.791
WBL_1870Joe Gerhardt '832B6.376.79187313.712
WES_1870Charley Jones '84LF30.24171.58187527.311
WES_1870Mike Golden '75P-6.3511.1018759.042
WES_1870Billy Riley '79LF-1.570.7418750.743
WES_1870John Carbine '761B-0.520.2918750.244
WNT_1870Bill Parks '75LF-3.575.9618755.961

 

Key:

Fr_Dec = (Franchise_Decade)

Name = Player’s Name and Year of their TopWS

Pos = Primary Fielding Position

WAR = Wins Above Replacement (Career Totals)

WS = Win Shares (Career Totals)

Debut = MLB Debut Year

TopWS = Win Shares (Top Single-Season Result)

WSRank = Win Shares (Career Rank for Franchise_Decade)

Note: WSRank is specific to player’s “Original” teammates who made their MLB Debut in the selected Decade

 


Name FranchID Name FranchID
Altoona Mountain City ALT Louisville Grays LGR
Anaheim Angels ANA Louisville Colonels LOU
California Angels ANA Louisville Eclipse LOU
Los Angeles Angels ANA Middletown Mansfields MAN
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ANA Baltimore Marylands MAR
Arizona Diamondbacks ARI Milwaukee Brewers MIL
Philadelphia Athletics ATH Seattle Pilots MIL
Atlanta Braves ATL Minnesota Twins MIN
Boston Beaneaters ATL Washington Senators MIN
Boston Bees ATL Milwaukee Brewers MLA
Boston Braves ATL Milwaukee Grays MLG
Boston Doves ATL Milwaukee Brewers MLU
Boston Red Caps ATL Washington Nationals NAT
Boston Rustlers ATL Indianapolis Hoosiers NEW
Milwaukee Braves ATL Newark Pepper NEW
Baltimore Orioles BAL New Haven Elm Citys NHV
Milwaukee Brewers BAL New York Mutuals NNA
St. Louis Browns BAL New York Giants NYI
Buffalo Bisons BFB New York Mets NYM
Buffalo Blues BFL New York Metropolitans NYP
Buffalo Buffeds BFL New York Mutuals NYU
Baltimore Canaries BLC Baltimore Orioles NYY
Baltimore Orioles BLO New York Highlanders NYY
Baltimore Terrapins BLT New York Yankees NYY
Baltimore Monumentals BLU Kansas City Athletics OAK
Boston Red Stockings BNA Oakland Athletics OAK
Boston Americans BOS Philadelphia Athletics OAK
Boston Red Sox BOS Washington Olympics OLY
Brooklyn Atlantics BRA Pittsburgh Burghers PBB
Boston Reds BRD Pittsburgh Rebels PBS
Brooklyn Gladiators BRG Philadelphia Athletics PHA
Boston Reds BRS Philadelphia Blue Jays PHI
Brooklyn Tip-Tops BTT Philadelphia Phillies PHI
Buffalo Bisons BUF Philadelphia Quakers PHI
Brooklyn Ward’s Wonders BWW Philadelphia Keystones PHK
Columbus Buckeyes CBK Philadelphia Athletics PHQ
Cleveland Blues CBL Pittsburg Alleghenys PIT
Philadelphia Centennials CEN Pittsburgh Pirates PIT
Cleveland Forest Citys CFC Philadelphia Athletics PNA
Chicago Colts CHC Providence Grays PRO
Chicago Cubs CHC Philadelphia Whites PWS
Chicago Orphans CHC Elizabeth Resolutes RES
Chicago White Stockings CHC Richmond Virginians RIC
Chicago Chi-Feds CHH Rochester Broncos ROC
Chicago Whales CHH Rockford Forest Citys ROK
Chicago Pirates CHP St. Louis Brown Stockings SBS
Chicago White Sox CHW San Diego Padres SDP
Cincinnati Red Stockings CIN Seattle Mariners SEA
Cincinnati Redlegs CIN New York Giants SFG
Cincinnati Reds CIN New York Gothams SFG
Cincinnati Kelly’s Killers CKK San Francisco Giants SFG
Cleveland Blues CLE St. Louis Terriers SLI
Cleveland Bronchos CLE St. Louis Maroons SLM
Cleveland Indians CLE St. Louis Red Stockings SLR
Cleveland Naps CLE St. Louis Brown Stockings SNA
Cleveland Infants CLI St. Louis Brown Stockings STL
Columbus Solons CLS St. Louis Browns STL
Cleveland Blues CLV St. Louis Cardinals STL
Cleveland Spiders CLV St. Louis Perfectos STL
Chicago White Stockings CNA St. Paul White Caps STP
Cincinnati Reds CNR Syracuse Stars SYR
Colorado Rockies COL Syracuse Stars SYS
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds COR Tampa Bay Devil Rays TBD
Chicago/Pittsburgh (Union League) CPI Tampa Bay Rays TBD
Detroit Tigers DET Texas Rangers TEX
Detroit Wolverines DTN Washington Senators TEX
Brooklyn Eckfords ECK Toledo Maumees TLM
Florida Marlins FLA Toledo Blue Stockings TOL
Miami Marlins FLA Toronto Blue Jays TOR
Hartford Dark Blues HAR Troy Haymakers TRO
Hartford Dark Blues HNA Troy Trojans TRT
Houston Astros HOU Washington Senators WAS
Houston Colt .45’s HOU Washington Statesmen WAS
Indianapolis Blues IBL Washington Blue Legs WBL
Indianapolis Hoosiers IHO Keokuk Westerns WES
Indianapolis Hoosiers IND Wilmington Quicksteps WIL
Kansas City Cowboys KCC Washington Nationals WNA
Kansas City Cowboys KCN Washington Nationals WNL
Kansas City Packers KCP Washington Nationals WNT
Kansas City Royals KCR Worcester Ruby Legs WOR
Kansas City Cowboys KCU Montreal Expos WSN
Fort Wayne Kekiongas KEK Washington Nationals WSN
Brooklyn Atlantics LAD Washington Nationals WST
Brooklyn Bridegrooms LAD    
Brooklyn Dodgers LAD    
Brooklyn Grays LAD    
Brooklyn Grooms LAD    
Brooklyn Robins LAD    
Brooklyn Superbas LAD    
Los Angeles Dodgers LAD    

 

Hardball Retrospective

 

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References

Retrosheet The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet. Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at “www.retrosheet.org”.

Seamheads – Baseball Gauge Win Shares and Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Dan Hirsch

Sean Lahman – Lahman Database The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Sean Lahman. Interested parties can download the database at www.SeanLahman.com.

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My Books:


Hardball Architects – Volume 1 (American League Teams)”, published in July 2020, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. 


Hardball Architects – Volume 2 (National League Teams)”, published in April 2022, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. 

“Hardball Architects” examines the trades, free agent acquisitions, draft picks and other transactions for the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, divided into a 2-volume set (American League and National League). All key moves are scrutinized for every team and Sabermetric principles are applied to the roster construction throughout the lifetime of the organization to encapsulate the hits and misses by front office executives.


Hardball Retroactive”, published in June 2018, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. A cross-section of essays that I penned for Seamheads.com along with my Baseball Analytics blog spanning nearly a decade touching on subjects including "Taking the Extra Base", "General Manager Scorecard", "Worst Trades", "BABIP By Location" and "Baseball Birthplaces and the Retro World Baseball Classic". Rediscover your favorite hardball arcade and simulations in "Play Retro Baseball Video Games In Your Browser" or take a deep dive into every franchise's minor league successes and failures in relation to their major league operations in "Minors vs. Majors".


“Hardball Retrospective” is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. Supplemental Statistics, Charts and Graphs along with a discussion forum are offered at TuataraSoftware.com. In Hardball Retrospective, I placed every ballplayer in the modern era (from 1901-present) on their original teams. Using a variety of advanced statistics and methods, I generated revised standings for each season based entirely on the performance of each team’s “original” players. I discuss every team’s “original” players and seasons at length along with organizational performance with respect to the Amateur Draft (or First-Year Player Draft), amateur free agent signings and other methods of player acquisition. Season standings, WAR and Win Shares totals for the “original” teams are compared against the real-time or “actual” team results to assess each franchise’s scouting, development and general management skills.


Don Daglow (Intellivision World Series Major League Baseball, Earl Weaver Baseball, Tony LaRussa Baseball) contributed the foreword for Hardball Retrospective. The foreword and preview of my book are accessible here


“Hardball Retrospective - Addendum 2014 to 2016” supplements my research for Hardball Retrospective, providing retroactive standings based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and Win Shares (WS) for each "original" team over the past three seasons (2014-2016). Team totals from 2010 - 2013 are included for reference purposes. “Addendum” is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. 

Tagged:
I am a New Jersey native with a passion for baseball, statistics, computers and video games who enjoys spending quality time with his family. Co-chair of the SABR Games and Simulations Committee (https://sabrbaseballgaming.com) since August 2022. Visit my Amazon author page to check out my books, promotional videos, and post a review if you're a Hardball Retro fan! https://www.amazon.com/author/derekbain My Books: Hardball Architects – Volume 1 (American League Teams)”, published in July 2020, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com.  Hardball Architects – Volume 2 (National League Teams)”, published in April 2022, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com.  “Hardball Architects” examines the trades, free agent acquisitions, draft picks and other transactions for the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, divided into a 2-volume set (American League and National League). All key moves are scrutinized for every team and Sabermetric principles are applied to the roster construction throughout the lifetime of the organization to encapsulate the hits and misses by front office executives. Hardball Retroactive”, published in June 2018, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. A cross-section of essays that I penned for Seamheads.com along with my Baseball Analytics blog spanning nearly a decade touching on subjects including "Taking the Extra Base", "General Manager Scorecard", "Worst Trades", "BABIP By Location" and "Baseball Birthplaces and the Retro World Baseball Classic". Rediscover your favorite hardball arcade and simulations in "Play Retro Baseball Video Games In Your Browser" or take a deep dive into every franchise's minor league successes and failures in relation to their major league operations in "Minors vs. Majors". “Hardball Retrospective” is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. Supplemental Statistics, Charts and Graphs along with a discussion forum are offered at TuataraSoftware.com. In Hardball Retrospective, I placed every ballplayer in the modern era (from 1901-present) on their original teams. Using a variety of advanced statistics and methods, I generated revised standings for each season based entirely on the performance of each team’s “original” players. I discuss every team’s “original” players and seasons at length along with organizational performance with respect to the Amateur Draft (or First-Year Player Draft), amateur free agent signings and other methods of player acquisition. Season standings, WAR and Win Shares totals for the “original” teams are compared against the real-time or “actual” team results to assess each franchise’s scouting, development and general management skills. Don Daglow (Intellivision World Series Major League Baseball, Earl Weaver Baseball, Tony LaRussa Baseball) contributed the foreword for Hardball Retrospective. The foreword and preview of my book are accessible here “Hardball Retrospective - Addendum 2014 to 2016” supplements my research for Hardball Retrospective, providing retroactive standings based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and Win Shares (WS) for each "original" team over the past three seasons (2014-2016). Team totals from 2010 - 2013 are included for reference purposes. “Addendum” is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com. 

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