Charlie Bennett Stats

Charlie Bennett was born on Tuesday, November 21, 1854, in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Bennett was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1878, with the Milwaukee Grays. 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 Charlie Bennett baseball stats page.

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"(Charlie Bennett) was the best backstop that ever lived. He went after everything, he knew no fear and he kept his pitcher from going into the air." - Pitcher / Perfect Game Club Member J. Lee Richmond in Nineteenth Century Stars (1989)

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Birth Name:
Charles Wesley Bennett
Nickname:
Charlie
Born On:
11-21-1854  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-24-1927 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Detroit, Michigan
Cemetery:
Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
05-01-1878 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-30-1893
Draft:
Not Applicable

Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett Pitching Stats

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Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett Hitting Stats

1878 24 Grays 49 184 16 45 9 0 1 0 12 10 - 26 - - 0 - .245 .284 .310
1880 26 Ruby Legs 51 193 20 44 9 3 0 0 18 10 - 30 - - 0 - .228 .266 .306
1881 27 Wolverines 76 299 44 90 18 7 7 0 64 18 - 37 - - 0 - .301 .341 .478
1882 28 Wolverines 84 342 43 103 16 10 5 0 51 20 - - - - 0 - .301 .340 .450
1883 29 Wolverines 92 371 56 113 34 7 5 0 55 26 - - - - 0 - .305 .350 .474
1884 30 Wolverines 90 341 37 90 18 6 3 0 40 36 - - - - 0 - .264 .334 .378
1885 31 Wolverines 91 349 49 94 24 13 5 1 60 47 - - - - 0 - .269 .356 .456
1886 32 Wolverines 72 235 37 57 13 5 4 0 34 48 - - - - 0 - .243 .371 .391
1887 33 Wolverines 46 130 26 9 6 5 3 0 20 30 - 22 - - 0 - .069 .244 .031
1888 34 Wolverines 74 258 32 68 12 4 5 0 29 31 - 40 - - 2 - .264 .347 .399
1889 35 Beaneaters 82 247 42 57 8 2 4 0 28 21 - 43 - - 2 - .231 .296 .328
1890 36 Beaneaters 85 281 59 60 17 2 3 0 40 72 - 56 - - 2 - .214 .377 .320
1891 37 Beaneaters 75 256 35 55 9 3 5 0 39 42 - 61 - - 3 - .215 .332 .332
1892 38 Beaneaters 35 114 19 23 4 0 1 0 16 27 - 23 - - 0 - .202 .355 .263
1893 39 Beaneaters 60 191 34 40 6 0 4 0 27 40 - 36 - - 2 - .209 .352 .304
15 Years 1,062 3,791 549 948 203 67 55 1 533 478 - 374 - - 11 - .250 .336 .382

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Charlie Bennett Fielding Stats

1878 Grays C 35 - - 249 7.1 207 176 31 42 4 25 - - .831 0.00
1878 Grays OF 20 - - 32 1.6 23 21 2 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .719 0.00
1880 Ruby Legs C 46 - - 356 7.7 325 280 45 31 3 30 - - .913 0.00
1880 Ruby Legs OF 6 - - 14 2.3 13 11 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1881 Wolverines 3B 5 - 15 31 6.2 26 9 17 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .839 46.80
1881 Wolverines C 70 - - 523 7.5 503 418 85 20 6 38 - - .962 0.00
1881 Wolverines OF 3 - - 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1882 Wolverines 1B 1 - 0 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1882 Wolverines 2B 7 - 6 38 5.4 36 18 18 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .947 162.00
1882 Wolverines 3B 11 - 21 54 4.9 47 24 23 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .870 60.43
1882 Wolverines C 65 - - 546 8.4 516 446 70 30 8 41 - - .945 0.00
1882 Wolverines SS 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1883 Wolverines 2B 15 - 33 84 5.6 73 37 36 11 6 n/a n/a n/a .869 59.73
1883 Wolverines C 72 - - 446 6.2 421 333 88 25 11 45 - - .944 0.00
1883 Wolverines OF 12 - - 14 1.2 12 12 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1884 Wolverines 1B 1 - 6 7 7.0 5 4 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .714 22.50
1884 Wolverines 2B 1 - 3 8 8.0 7 2 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 63.00
1884 Wolverines 3B 1 1 3 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 9.00
1884 Wolverines C 80 - - 601 7.5 551 454 97 50 9 49 - - .917 0.00
1884 Wolverines OF 5 - - 5 1.0 4 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1884 Wolverines SS 4 4 21 21 5.3 14 4 10 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 18.00
1885 Wolverines 3B 10 - 27 48 4.8 39 22 17 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .813 39.00
1885 Wolverines C 62 - - 472 7.6 434 347 87 38 10 18 - 0 .919 0.00
1885 Wolverines OF 19 - - 14 0.7 12 10 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1886 Wolverines C 69 - - 533 7.7 509 425 84 24 13 25 - 25 .955 0.00
1886 Wolverines OF 4 - - 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1886 Wolverines SS 1 - 0 4 4.0 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1887 Wolverines 1B 1 - 0 5 5.0 5 4 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1887 Wolverines C 45 - - 267 5.9 254 197 57 13 9 9 - - .951 0.00
1887 Wolverines LF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1888 Wolverines 1B 1 - 0 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1888 Wolverines C 73 - - 536 7.3 518 424 94 18 10 14 - - .966 0.00
1889 Beaneaters C 82 - - 516 6.3 493 419 74 23 9 22 - - .955 0.00
1890 Beaneaters C 85 - - 561 6.6 538 448 90 23 8 9 - - .959 0.00
1891 Beaneaters C 75 - - 477 6.4 458 383 75 19 10 12 - 12 .960 0.00
1892 Beaneaters C 35 - - 211 6.0 200 169 31 11 3 5 - - .948 0.00
1893 Beaneaters C 60 - - 256 4.3 244 204 40 12 1 10 - - .953 0.00
C Totals 954 0 0 6,550 6.9 6,171 5,123 1,048 379 114 352 n/a 37 .942 0.00
OF Totals 69 0 0 89 1.3 74 67 7 15 1 n/a n/a n/a .831 0.00
3B Totals 27 1 66 135 5.0 113 56 57 22 7 n/a n/a n/a .837 46.23
2B Totals 23 0 42 130 5.7 116 57 59 14 9 n/a n/a n/a .892 74.57
SS Totals 6 4 21 25 4.2 18 6 12 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .720 23.14
1B Totals 4 0 6 21 5.3 19 17 2 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .905 85.50
LF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
15 Years 1,084 5 135 6,950 6.4 6,511 5,326 1,185 439 134 352 n/a 37 .937 1,302.20

Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett Miscellaneous Stats

1878 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 184.0 7.1 15.3 - - -
1880 Ruby Legs - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.4 10.7 - - -
1881 Wolverines - - - 0 0 n/a 42.7 8.1 4.7 - - -
1882 Wolverines - - - 0 0 n/a 68.4 0.0 6.7 - - -
1883 Wolverines - - - 0 0 n/a 74.2 0.0 6.7 - - -
1884 Wolverines - - - 0 0 n/a 113.7 0.0 8.5 - - -
1885 Wolverines - - - 0 0 n/a 69.8 0.0 5.8 - - -
1886 Wolverines 4 - - 0 0 n/a 58.8 0.0 6.9 - - -
1887 Wolverines 7 - - 0 0 n/a 43.3 5.9 6.5 - - -
1888 Wolverines 4 - - 0 0 n/a 51.6 6.5 8.9 - - -
1889 Beaneaters 7 - - 0 0 n/a 61.8 5.7 8.8 - - -
1890 Beaneaters 6 - - 0 0 n/a 93.7 5.0 7.0 - - -
1891 Beaneaters 3 - - 0 0 n/a 51.2 4.2 6.6 - - -
1892 Beaneaters 6 - - 0 0 n/a 114.0 5.0 7.1 - - -
1893 Beaneaters 5 - - 0 0 n/a 47.8 5.3 7.1 - - -
15 Years 42 - - 0 0 n/a 68.9 10.1 7.1 - - -

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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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