Buck Ewing

Hall of Fame

Catcher

1880—1897

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
NR
Catcher RANK
NR

Player Detail

William
GIVEN NAME
Ewing
SURNAME
October 17, 1859, in Hoagland, OH
BORN
October 20, 1906, in Cincinnati, OH, USA
DIED
1880—1897
Playing Career
Played from 20-37
PLAYING AGE
TRO
New York Giants
New York Mutuals
Cleveland Spiders
Cincinnati Reds
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Bread and Butter
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 9, 1880
Major League Debut
May 27, 1897
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Buck Ewing?

The only Hall of Fame catcher who played his entire career in the 19th century, Ewing wasn’t just a great catcher, many observers considered him the best player of his generation. He was a power hitter with a keen eye and a strong arm.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1315
1625
71
883
.303

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.303
.351
.456

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.807
.678
119.1

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
39.3
43.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Buck Ewing Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ewing
557
169
117
26
19
7
92
41
31
37
254
211
.303
.351
.456
807
AVG C
552
147
83
23
8
4
78
40
44
16
198
191
.265
.320
.358
.678

Buck Ewing Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
9
NR
16
16
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Buck Ewing PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
48.0
30.7
19.3
14.3
5.92
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Buck Ewing
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
183.2
117.1
UNK
54.5
22.5
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Buck Ewing
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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