Sam Crawford Stats

Sam Crawford was born on Sunday, April 18, 1880, in Wahoo, Nebraska. Crawford was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1899, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Sam Crawford baseball stats page.

"He ( Ty Cobb ) was still fighting the Civil War, and as far as he was concerned we were all damn Yankees. But who knows, if he hadn't had that terrible persecution complex he never would've been about the best ballplayer who ever lived." - Sam Crawford in The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History (Robert W. Cohen, Taylor Trade Publishing, 01/07/2015, Page 54)
Sam Crawford
Career
All-Star
Wild Card
Division
LCS
Birth Name:
Samuel Earl Crawford
Nickname:
Wahoo Sam
Born On:
04-18-1880  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Wahoo, Nebraska
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-15-1968 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Hollywood, California
Cemetery:
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Wahoo High School (Wahoo, NE)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-10-1899 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-16-1917
Draft:
Not Applicable
Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1899 19 Reds 31 127 25 39 3 7 1 0 20 2 - 10 4 - 0 - .307 .318 .465
1900 20 Reds 101 389 68 101 15 15 7 0 59 28 - 35 4 - 3 - .260 .314 .429
1901 21 Reds 131 515 91 170 20 16 16 0 104 37 - 45 4 - 3 - .330 .378 .524
1902 22 Reds 140 555 92 185 18 22 3 0 78 47 - 40 6 - 1 - .333 .386 .461
1903 23 Tigers 137 550 88 184 23 25 4 0 89 25 - 46 25 - 2 - .335 .366 .489
1904 24 Tigers 150 562 49 143 22 16 2 0 73 44 - 58 11 - 0 - .254 .309 .361
1905 25 Tigers 154 575 73 171 38 10 6 1 75 50 - 31 3 - 3 - .297 .357 .430
1906 26 Tigers 145 563 65 166 25 16 2 0 72 38 - 20 8 - 1 - .295 .341 .407
1907 27 Tigers 144 582 102 188 34 17 4 0 81 37 - 29 11 - 2 - .323 .366 .460
1908 28 Tigers 152 591 102 184 33 16 7 0 80 37 - 28 23 - 3 - .311 .355 .457
1909 29 Tigers 156 589 83 185 35 14 6 0 97 47 - 32 25 - 1 - .314 .366 .452
1910 30 Tigers 154 588 83 170 26 19 5 0 120 37 - 34 24 - 1 - .289 .332 .423
1911 31 Tigers 146 574 109 217 36 14 7 0 115 61 - 36 13 - 0 - .378 .438 .526
1912 32 Tigers 149 581 81 189 30 21 4 0 109 42 - 32 19 - 2 - .325 .373 .470
1913 33 Tigers 153 609 78 193 32 23 9 1 83 52 - 28 10 - 0 - .317 .371 .489
1914 34 Tigers 157 582 74 183 22 26 8 0 104 69 - 31 22 - 1 - .314 .388 .483
1915 35 Tigers 156 612 81 183 31 19 4 0 112 66 - 29 16 - 0 - .299 .367 .431
1916 36 Tigers 100 322 41 92 11 13 0 0 42 37 - 10 9 - 0 - .286 .359 .401
1917 37 Tigers 61 104 6 18 4 0 2 0 12 4 - 6 4 - 0 - .173 .204 .269
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
19 Years 2,517 9,570 1,391 2,961 458 309 97 2 1,525 760 - 580 241 - 23 - .309 .362 .452
Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1899 Reds OF 31 - - 67 2.2 65 56 9 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .970 0.00
1900 Reds OF 95 - - 269 2.8 255 237 18 14 2 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
1901 Reds OF 127 - - 248 2.0 229 209 20 19 6 n/a n/a n/a .923 0.00
1902 Reds OF 140 - - 249 1.8 232 208 24 17 5 n/a n/a n/a .932 0.00
1903 Tigers OF 137 - - 251 1.8 241 225 16 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .960 0.00
1904 Tigers OF 150 - - 255 1.7 248 230 18 7 8 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
1905 Tigers 1B 51 - - 530 10.4 519 478 41 11 22 n/a n/a n/a .979 0.00
1905 Tigers RF 103 - - 172 1.7 170 152 18 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 0.00
1906 Tigers 1B 32 - - 306 9.6 304 287 17 2 10 n/a n/a n/a .993 0.00
1907 Tigers 1B 2 - - 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1907 Tigers CF 144 - - 345 2.4 333 311 22 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 0.00
1908 Tigers 1B 18 16 441 192 10.7 186 173 13 6 12 n/a n/a n/a .969 11.39
1908 Tigers CF 131 131 3,368 264 2.0 256 246 10 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.05
1908 Tigers RF 6 4 108 6 1.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1909 Tigers 1B 16 16 426 205 12.8 199 189 10 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 12.61
1909 Tigers CF 140 140 3,714 318 2.3 307 298 9 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.23
1910 Tigers 1B 3 1 24 12 4.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1910 Tigers CF 27 27 627 52 1.9 52 50 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.24
1910 Tigers RF 126 126 3,306 184 1.5 175 167 8 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.43
1911 Tigers RF 146 146 3,930 201 1.4 196 180 16 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.35
1912 Tigers CF 2 1 26 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1912 Tigers LF 4 4 105 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
1912 Tigers RF 143 143 3,791 178 1.2 175 160 15 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.25
1913 Tigers 1B 13 13 357 169 13.0 163 156 7 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .964 12.33
1913 Tigers RF 140 140 3,726 217 1.6 209 195 14 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.51
1914 Tigers RF 157 157 4,204 216 1.4 211 193 18 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.36
1915 Tigers RF 156 156 4,232 233 1.5 227 219 8 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.45
1916 Tigers 1B 2 2 48 19 9.5 19 19 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.69
1916 Tigers RF 79 78 2,103 92 1.2 90 84 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.16
1917 Tigers 1B 15 15 411 162 10.8 160 158 2 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.51
1917 Tigers RF 3 2 54 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 1,059 952 25,454 1,506 1.4 1,466 1,363 103 40 24 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.56
OF Totals 680 0 0 1,339 2.0 1,270 1,165 105 69 26 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
CF Totals 444 299 7,735 981 2.2 950 907 43 31 5 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.32
1B Totals 152 63 1,707 1,597 10.5 1,564 1,473 91 33 58 n/a n/a n/a .979 24.74
LF Totals 4 4 105 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
19 Years 2,339 1,318 35,001 5,429 2.3 5,256 4,914 342 173 113 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.05
Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1899 Reds 6 - - 0 0 n/a 127.0 12.7 6.4 - - -
1900 Reds 14 - - 0 0 n/a 55.6 11.1 6.6 - - -
1901 Reds 13 - - 0 0 n/a 32.2 11.4 5.0 - - -
1902 Reds 16 - - 0 0 n/a 185.0 13.9 7.1 - - -
1903 Tigers 18 - - 0 0 n/a 137.5 12.0 6.2 - - -
1904 Tigers 20 - - 0 0 n/a 281.0 9.7 7.7 - - -
1905 Tigers 22 - - 0 0 n/a 95.8 18.5 7.7 - - -
1906 Tigers 24 - - 0 0 n/a 281.5 28.2 7.8 - - -
1907 Tigers 18 - - 0 0 n/a 145.5 20.1 7.2 - - -
1908 Tigers 15 - - 0 0 n/a 84.4 21.1 7.4 - - -
1909 Tigers 30 - - 0 0 n/a 98.2 18.4 6.1 - - -
1910 Tigers 20 - - 0 0 n/a 117.6 17.3 4.9 - - -
1911 Tigers 37 - - 0 0 n/a 82.0 15.9 5.0 - - -
1912 Tigers 41 13 .759 0 0 n/a 145.3 18.2 5.3 - - -
1913 Tigers 13 - - 0 0 n/a 67.7 21.8 7.3 - - -
1914 Tigers 25 16 .610 0 0 n/a 72.8 18.8 5.6 - - -
1915 Tigers 24 14 .632 0 0 n/a 153.0 21.1 5.5 - - -
1916 Tigers 10 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 32.2 7.7 - - -
1917 Tigers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 52.0 17.3 8.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
19 Years 366 43 .895 0 0 n/a 98.7 16.5 6.3 - - -
Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1899 Cincinnati Reds n/a $900.00 n/a n/a
1900 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1901 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1902 Cincinnati Reds n/a $3,500.00 n/a n/a
1903 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
1904 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1905 Detroit Tigers n/a $2,700.00 n/a -
1906 Detroit Tigers n/a $3,000.00 n/a -
1907 Detroit Tigers n/a $3,500.00 n/a Stats
1908 Detroit Tigers n/a $4,000.00 n/a Stats
1909 Detroit Tigers n/a $4,500.00 n/a Stats
1910 Detroit Tigers n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1911 Detroit Tigers n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1912 Detroit Tigers n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1913 Detroit Tigers n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1914 Detroit Tigers n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1915 Detroit Tigers n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1916 Detroit Tigers n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1917 Detroit Tigers n/a $7,500.00 n/a -


In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

Samuel Earl Crawford, nicknamed "Wahoo Sam", was a Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (1899 to 1902) and Detroit Tigers (1903 to 1917). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957, after playing 19 seasons in the major leagues and setting several incredible records. Lets look at more numbers of interest as they relate to the greatest triples hitter in baseball history :

1 - Sam Crawford was a National League home run champion once, in 1901 , with the Cincinnati Reds . Sam Crawford was an American League home run champion once as well, in 1908 , with the Detroit Tigers - the first player to lead both American League and the National League in home runs!

2 - Sam Crawford led the American League in at-bats twice during his Hall of Fame career, 1908 (591 at-bats) and 1913 (609 at-bats). [ Year by Year Leaders for At Bats ]

3 - Sam Crawford was a three-time RBI champion, leading the American League in runs batted in during the 1910 (120 RBI | Top 25 ), 1914 (104 RBI | Top 25 ) and 1915 (112 RBI | Top 25 ) season. [ Year by Year Leaders for Runs Batted In ]

5 - Sam Crawford was the first player in Major League history to lead either league in triples five times, topping the junior circuit in 1903, 1910, 1913, 1914 and 1915. His American League record (5x) was tied by Willie Wilson . Stan Musial holds the National League record, which was also five seasons. However, Wahoo Sam also led the National League in triples once ( 1902 ), making him the only player in Major League history to lead a league in triples hit six times during a career. [ Yearly Triples Records ]

26 - Sam Crawford hit 26 triples in 1914 , tying the still-standing American League single season record set by Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1912 . [ Single Season Triples Records ]

309 - Sam Crawford hit 60 triples with the Reds (NL), and 249 triples with the Tigers (AL), putting him on top of the Top 1,000 Triples Hitters in Major League history!

Sam Crawford Hall of Fame Plaque
Sam Crawford | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1957 ( HOF )
Did you know that Sam Crawford also hit the most inside the park home runs during a single season (12 in 1901), and , the second most inside the park home runs in a career (51)? Do you know who had more inside the park homers? [ Answer ]

Last-Modified: April 18, 2018 7:18 AM EST

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