Cap Anson Stats

Cap Anson was born on Saturday, April 17, 1852, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Anson was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 6, 1876, with the Chicago White Stockings. 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 Cap Anson baseball stats page.

"The very name 'Cap Anson' is synonymous with 19th century baseball. The slugging first baseman-manager of the Chicago White Stockings batted better than .300 19 times in his 22-year major league career." - National Baseball Hall of Fame
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Birth Name:
Adrian Constantine Anson
Nickname:
Cap or Pop
Born On:
04-17-1852  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Marshalltown, Iowa
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-14-1922 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Chicago, Illinois
Cemetery:
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
High School:
Marshalltown High School (Marshalltown, IA)
College:
Notre Dame (DNP) & Iowa (DNP)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
227
First Game:
05-06-1876 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-03-1897
Draft:
Not Applicable
Cap Anson

Cap Anson 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
1883 31 White Stockings 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 1 3.0 12 1 0 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
1884 32 White Stockings 1 0 1 0 1 .000 18.00 0 0 0 1.0 9 3 2 4 2 1 - 1 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
2 Years 3 0 3 0 1 .000 4.50 0 0 1 4.0 21 4 2 5 2 2 - 1 0 0 0 -
Cap Anson

Cap Anson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1876 24 White Stockings 66 309 63 110 9 7 2 0 59 12 - 8 - - 0 - .356 .380 .450
1877 25 White Stockings 59 255 52 86 19 1 0 0 32 9 - 3 - - 0 - .337 .360 .420
1878 26 White Stockings 60 261 55 89 12 2 0 0 40 13 - 1 - - 0 - .341 .372 .402
1879 27 White Stockings 51 227 40 72 20 1 0 0 34 2 - 2 - - 0 - .317 .323 .414
1880 28 White Stockings 86 356 54 120 24 1 1 0 74 14 - 12 - - 0 - .337 .362 .419
1881 29 White Stockings 84 343 67 137 21 7 1 0 82 26 - 4 - - 0 - .399 .442 .510
1882 30 White Stockings 82 348 69 126 29 8 1 0 83 20 - 7 - - 0 - .362 .397 .500
1883 31 White Stockings 98 413 70 127 36 5 0 0 68 18 - 9 - - 0 - .308 .336 .419
1884 32 White Stockings 112 475 108 159 30 3 21 0 102 29 - 13 - - 0 - .335 .373 .543
1885 33 White Stockings 112 464 100 144 35 7 7 0 108 34 - 13 - - 0 - .310 .357 .461
1886 34 White Stockings 125 504 117 187 35 11 10 0 147 55 - 19 - - 0 - .371 .433 .544
1887 35 White Stockings 122 472 107 164 33 13 7 0 102 60 - 18 - - 1 - .347 .422 .390
1888 36 White Stockings 134 515 101 177 20 12 12 0 84 47 - 24 - - 1 - .344 .400 .499
1889 37 White Stockings 134 518 100 177 32 7 7 0 117 86 - 19 - - 5 - .342 .440 .471
1890 38 Colts 139 504 95 157 14 5 7 0 107 113 - 23 - - 6 - .312 .443 .401
1891 39 Colts 136 540 81 157 24 8 8 0 120 75 - 29 - - 1 - .291 .378 .409
1892 40 Colts 146 559 62 152 25 9 1 0 74 67 - 30 - - 4 - .272 .354 .354
1893 41 Colts 103 398 70 125 24 2 0 0 91 68 - 12 - - 1 - .314 .415 .384
1894 42 Colts 83 340 82 132 28 4 5 1 99 40 - 15 7 - 3 - .388 .457 .538
1895 43 Colts 122 474 87 159 23 6 2 0 91 55 - 23 13 - 3 - .335 .408 .422
1896 44 Colts 108 402 72 133 18 2 2 0 90 49 - 10 5 - 3 - .331 .407 .400
1897 45 Colts 114 424 67 121 17 3 3 0 75 60 - - 9 - 4 - .285 .379 .361
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
22 Years 2,276 9,101 1,719 3,011 528 124 97 1 1,879 952 - 294 34 - 32 - .331 .396 .448
Cap Anson

Cap Anson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1876 White Stockings 3B 66 - 150 332 5.0 282 135 147 50 8 n/a n/a n/a .849 50.76
1876 White Stockings C 2 - 6 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1 - 1 1.000 9.00
1877 White Stockings 3B 40 - 60 171 4.3 151 74 77 20 9 n/a n/a n/a .883 67.95
1877 White Stockings C 31 - 0 166 5.4 144 103 41 22 5 26 - - .867 0.00
1878 White Stockings 2B 9 - 21 55 6.1 48 22 26 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .873 61.71
1878 White Stockings 3B 3 0 9 8 2.7 5 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 15.00
1878 White Stockings C 3 - 39 19 6.3 18 13 5 1 3 11 - - .947 12.46
1879 White Stockings 1B 51 - 48 644 12.6 628 620 8 16 26 n/a n/a n/a .975 353.25
1880 White Stockings 1B 81 - 60 901 11.1 881 866 15 20 28 n/a n/a n/a .978 396.45
1880 White Stockings 2B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1880 White Stockings 3B 9 - 12 32 3.6 28 14 14 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 63.00
1880 White Stockings SS 1 - 3 4 4.0 3 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 27.00
1881 White Stockings 1B 84 - 72 959 11.4 935 892 43 24 48 n/a n/a n/a .975 350.63
1881 White Stockings C 2 - 6 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 - 1 1.000 9.00
1881 White Stockings SS 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1882 White Stockings 1B 82 - 135 882 10.8 837 810 27 45 42 n/a n/a n/a .949 167.40
1882 White Stockings C 1 - 9 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 0 - - .750 9.00
1883 White Stockings 1B 98 - 120 1,112 11.3 1,072 1,031 41 40 59 n/a n/a n/a .964 241.20
1883 White Stockings C 1 - 6 4 4.0 2 2 0 2 0 1 - - .500 9.00
1883 White Stockings P 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1883 White Stockings RF 1 - - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1884 White Stockings 1B 112 - 174 1,309 11.7 1,251 1,211 40 58 86 n/a n/a n/a .956 194.12
1884 White Stockings C 3 - 12 11 3.7 8 4 4 3 0 2 - - .727 18.00
1884 White Stockings P 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1884 White Stockings SS 1 1 3 5 5.0 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 36.00
1885 White Stockings 1B 112 - 171 1,349 12.0 1,292 1,253 39 57 62 n/a n/a n/a .958 204.00
1885 White Stockings C 1 - 6 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 2 - 1 1.000 9.00
1886 White Stockings 1B 125 - 144 1,302 10.4 1,254 1,188 66 48 69 n/a n/a n/a .963 235.13
1886 White Stockings C 12 - 96 55 4.6 50 32 18 5 1 9 - - .909 14.06
1887 White Stockings 1B 122 - 108 1,338 11.0 1,302 1,232 70 36 75 n/a n/a n/a .973 325.50
1887 White Stockings C 1 - 3 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 1 - - .500 9.00
1888 White Stockings 1B 134 - 60 1,399 10.4 1,379 1,314 65 20 85 n/a n/a n/a .986 620.55
1889 White Stockings 1B 134 - 81 1,515 11.3 1,488 1,409 79 27 73 n/a n/a n/a .982 496.00
1890 Colts 1B 135 - 93 1,425 10.6 1,394 1,345 49 31 61 n/a n/a n/a .978 404.71
1890 Colts 2B 2 - 3 13 6.5 12 7 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 108.00
1890 Colts C 3 - 27 11 3.7 11 9 2 0 0 4 - 1 1.000 11.00
1891 Colts 1B 136 - 87 1,515 11.1 1,486 1,407 79 29 86 n/a n/a n/a .981 461.17
1891 Colts C 2 - 6 3 1.5 3 2 1 0 0 0 - 1 1.000 13.50
1892 Colts 1B 146 - 132 1,602 11.0 1,558 1,491 67 44 62 n/a n/a n/a .973 318.68
1893 Colts 1B 101 - 60 1,061 10.5 1,041 997 44 20 59 n/a n/a n/a .981 468.45
1894 Colts 1B 82 - 24 794 9.7 786 739 47 8 52 n/a n/a n/a .990 884.25
1894 Colts 2B 1 - 0 5 5.0 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1895 Colts 1B 122 - 57 1,255 10.3 1,236 1,176 60 19 82 n/a n/a n/a .985 585.47
1896 Colts 1B 98 - 48 950 9.7 934 880 54 16 67 n/a n/a n/a .983 525.38
1896 Colts C 10 - 63 33 3.3 29 21 8 4 0 0 - - .879 12.43
1897 Colts 1B 103 - 75 1,020 9.9 995 933 62 25 67 n/a n/a n/a .975 358.20
1897 Colts C 11 - 108 51 4.6 49 36 13 2 2 6 - - .961 12.25
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 2,058 0 1,749 22,332 10.9 21,749 20,794 955 583 1,189 n/a n/a n/a .974 335.75
3B Totals 118 0 231 543 4.6 466 223 243 77 18 n/a n/a n/a .858 54.47
C Totals 83 0 387 365 4.4 324 232 92 41 11 63 n/a 5 .888 22.60
2B Totals 13 0 24 73 5.6 65 33 32 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .890 73.13
P Totals 3 0 12 2 0.7 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
SS Totals 3 1 6 9 3.0 7 3 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 31.50
RF Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
22 Years 2,279 1 2,409 23,325 10.2 22,614 21,286 1,328 711 1,222 63 n/a 5 .970 253.46
Cap Anson

Cap Anson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1876 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 154.5 38.6 5.2 - - -
1877 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 85.0 8.0 - - -
1878 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 261.0 6.5 - - -
1879 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 113.5 6.7 - - -
1880 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 356.0 29.7 4.8 - - -
1881 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 343.0 85.8 4.2 - - -
1882 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 348.0 49.7 4.2 - - -
1883 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 45.9 6.1 0.00 0.00 3.00
1884 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 22.6 36.5 4.7 1.00 9.00 9.00
1885 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 66.3 35.7 4.3 - - -
1886 White Stockings 29 - - 0 0 n/a 50.4 26.5 3.4 - - -
1887 White Stockings 27 - - 0 0 n/a 67.4 26.2 4.6 - - -
1888 White Stockings 28 - - 0 0 n/a 42.9 21.5 6.1 - - -
1889 White Stockings 27 - - 0 0 n/a 74.0 27.3 4.4 - - -
1890 Colts 29 - - 0 0 n/a 72.0 21.9 4.7 - - -
1891 Colts 17 - - 0 0 n/a 67.5 18.6 4.5 - - -
1892 Colts 13 - - 0 0 n/a 559.0 18.6 7.6 - - -
1893 Colts 13 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 33.2 4.4 - - -
1894 Colts 17 - - 0 0 n/a 68.0 22.7 3.4 - - -
1895 Colts 12 - - 0 0 n/a 237.0 20.6 5.2 - - -
1896 Colts 24 - - 0 0 n/a 201.0 40.2 4.5 - - -
1897 Colts 11 - - 0 0 n/a 141.3 0.0 5.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
22 Years 247 - - 0 0 n/a 93.8 31.0 4.8 0.50 2.25 4.50
Cap Anson

Cap Anson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1876 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1877 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1878 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1879 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1880 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1881 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1882 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1883 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Chicago White Stockings n/a $2,500.00 n/a n/a
1885 Chicago White Stockings n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1886 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1887 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1888 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1889 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1890 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1891 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1892 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1893 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1894 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1895 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1896 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1897 Chicago Colts n/a Undetermined n/a 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

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