Roger Connor Stats

Roger Connor was born on Wednesday, July 1, 1857, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Connor was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1880, with the Troy Trojans. 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 Roger Connor baseball stats page.

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"To New Yorkers, he was a superstar, and so much so that in 1915 a cub reporter, covering a Connecticut school game, came to understand just how much of an idol he was. Still a hero eighteen years after hanging up his cleats, Connor, a tall man with a handle-bar moustache could make kids stop in the streets and stand at respectful attention as he drove by in his horse-drawn buggy, making his daily rounds of the public schools." - Author David Quentin Voigt in American Baseball. Vol. 1: From Gentleman's Sport to the Commissioner System (Penn State Press, 1983, Page 116)

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Birth Name:
Roger Connor
Nickname:
Dear Old Roger
Born On:
07-01-1857  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Waterbury, Connecticut
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-04-1931 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Waterbury, Connecticut
Cemetery:
Old St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Waterbury High School (Waterbury, CT)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
05-01-1880 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-18-1897
Draft:
Not Applicable

Roger Connor

Roger Connor Pitching Stats

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Roger Connor

Roger Connor Hitting Stats

1880 23 Trojans 83 340 53 113 18 8 3 0 47 13 - 21 - - 0 - .332 .357 .459
1881 24 Trojans 85 367 55 107 17 6 2 1 31 15 - 20 - - 0 - .292 .319 .387
1882 25 Trojans 81 349 65 115 22 18 4 0 42 13 - 20 - - 0 - .330 .354 .530
1883 26 Gothams 98 409 80 146 28 15 1 0 50 25 - 16 - - 0 - .357 .394 .506
1884 27 Gothams 116 477 98 151 28 4 4 0 82 38 - 32 - - 0 - .317 .367 .417
1885 28 Giants 110 455 102 169 23 15 1 0 65 51 - 8 - - 0 - .371 .435 .495
1886 29 Giants 118 485 105 172 29 20 7 0 71 41 - 15 - - 0 - .355 .405 .540
1887 30 Giants 127 471 113 134 26 22 17 1 104 75 - 50 - - 8 - .285 .392 .382
1888 31 Giants 134 481 98 140 15 17 14 0 71 73 - 44 - - 4 - .291 .389 .480
1889 32 Giants 131 496 117 157 32 17 13 0 130 93 - 46 - - 2 - .317 .426 .528
1890 33 Giants 123 484 133 169 24 15 14 0 103 88 - 32 - - 1 - .349 .450 .548
1891 34 Giants 129 479 112 139 29 13 7 0 94 83 - 39 - - 4 - .290 .399 .449
1892 35 Phillies 155 564 123 166 37 11 12 0 73 116 - 39 - - 6 - .294 .420 .463
1893 36 Giants 135 511 111 156 25 8 11 0 105 91 - 26 - - 3 - .305 .413 .450
1894 37 Giants 22 82 10 24 7 0 1 0 14 8 - 0 4 - 0 - .293 .356 .415
1894 37 Browns 99 380 83 122 28 25 7 0 79 51 - 17 2 - 6 - .321 .410 .582
1895 38 Browns 103 398 78 131 29 9 8 0 77 63 - 10 2 - 2 - .329 .423 .508
1896 39 Browns 126 483 71 137 21 9 11 0 72 52 - 14 0 - 2 - .284 .356 .433
1897 40 Browns 22 83 13 19 3 1 1 0 12 13 - - 1 - 0 - .229 .333 .325
18 Years 1,997 7,794 1,620 2,467 441 233 138 2 1,322 1,002 - 449 9 - 38 - .317 .397 .486

Roger Connor

Roger Connor Fielding Stats

1880 Trojans 3B 83 - - 335 4.0 275 116 159 60 10 n/a n/a n/a .821 0.00
1881 Trojans 1B 85 - - 922 10.8 876 836 40 46 51 n/a n/a n/a .950 0.00
1882 Trojans 1B 43 - - 489 11.4 465 443 22 24 31 n/a n/a n/a .951 0.00
1882 Trojans 3B 14 - - 65 4.6 56 23 33 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .862 0.00
1882 Trojans OF 24 - - 65 2.7 54 52 2 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .831 0.00
1883 Gothams 1B 98 - - 1,042 10.6 998 958 40 44 37 n/a n/a n/a .958 0.00
1884 Gothams 2B 67 - - 506 7.6 435 230 205 71 30 n/a n/a n/a .860 0.00
1884 Gothams 3B 12 - - 45 3.8 33 11 22 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .733 0.00
1884 Gothams OF 37 - - 78 2.1 65 58 7 13 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1885 Giants 1B 110 - - 1,251 11.4 1,220 1,178 42 31 66 n/a n/a n/a .975 0.00
1886 Giants 1B 118 - - 1,263 10.7 1,229 1,164 65 34 55 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
1887 Giants 1B 127 - - 1,379 10.9 1,369 1,325 44 10 67 n/a n/a n/a .993 0.00
1888 Giants 1B 133 - - 1,406 10.6 1,380 1,337 43 26 57 n/a n/a n/a .982 0.00
1888 Giants 2B 1 - - 11 11.0 11 9 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1889 Giants 1B 131 - - 1,327 10.1 1,297 1,265 32 30 68 n/a n/a n/a .977 0.00
1889 Giants 3B 1 - - 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1890 Giants 1B 123 - - 1,436 11.7 1,415 1,335 80 21 79 n/a n/a n/a .985 0.00
1891 Giants 1B 129 - - 1,443 11.2 1,418 1,362 56 25 77 n/a n/a n/a .983 0.00
1892 Phillies 1B 155 - - 1,565 10.1 1,542 1,483 59 23 99 n/a n/a n/a .985 0.00
1893 Giants 1B 135 - - 1,546 11.5 1,506 1,423 83 40 70 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
1893 Giants 3B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1894 Giants 1B 21 - - 211 10.0 206 192 14 5 12 n/a n/a n/a .976 0.00
1894 Giants RF 1 - - 5 5.0 4 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1894 Browns 1B 99 - - 991 10.0 965 897 68 26 72 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
1895 Browns 1B 103 - - 1,029 10.0 1,015 953 62 14 60 n/a n/a n/a .986 0.00
1896 Browns 1B 126 - - 1,327 10.5 1,311 1,217 94 16 48 n/a n/a n/a .988 0.00
1897 Browns 1B 22 - - 253 11.5 249 237 12 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .984 0.00
1B Totals 1,758 0 0 18,880 10.7 18,461 17,605 856 419 955 n/a n/a n/a .978 0.00
3B Totals 111 0 0 447 4.0 366 151 215 81 12 n/a n/a n/a .819 0.00
2B Totals 68 0 0 517 7.6 446 239 207 71 32 n/a n/a n/a .863 0.00
OF Totals 61 0 0 143 2.3 119 110 9 24 0 n/a n/a n/a .832 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 0 5 5.0 4 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
18 Years 1,999 - - 19,992 10.0 19,396 18,108 1,288 596 999 n/a n/a n/a .970 0.00

Roger Connor

Roger Connor Miscellaneous Stats

1880 Trojans - - - 0 0 n/a 113.3 16.2 7.2 - - -
1881 Trojans - - - 0 0 n/a 183.5 18.4 11.8 - - -
1882 Trojans - - - 0 0 n/a 87.3 17.5 8.3 - - -
1883 Gothams - - - 0 0 n/a 409.0 25.6 8.2 - - -
1884 Gothams - - - 0 0 n/a 119.3 14.9 5.8 - - -
1885 Giants - - - 0 0 n/a 455.0 56.9 7.0 - - -
1886 Giants 17 - - 0 0 n/a 69.3 32.3 6.8 - - -
1887 Giants 43 - - 0 0 n/a 27.7 9.4 4.5 - - -
1888 Giants 27 - - 0 0 n/a 34.4 10.9 6.8 - - -
1889 Giants 21 - - 0 0 n/a 38.2 10.8 3.8 - - -
1890 Giants 22 - - 0 0 n/a 34.6 15.1 4.7 - - -
1891 Giants 27 - - 0 0 n/a 68.4 12.3 5.1 - - -
1892 Phillies 22 - - 0 0 n/a 47.0 14.5 7.7 - - -
1893 Giants 24 - - 0 0 n/a 46.5 19.7 4.9 - - -
1894 Giants 2 - - 0 0 n/a 82.0 0.0 5.9 - - -
1894 Browns 17 - - 0 0 n/a 54.3 22.4 4.8 - - -
1895 Browns 9 - - 0 0 n/a 49.8 39.8 5.2 - - -
1896 Browns 10 - - 0 0 n/a 43.9 34.5 6.7 - - -
1897 Browns 3 - - 0 0 n/a 83.0 0.0 6.9 - - -
18 Years 244 - - 0 0 n/a 56.5 17.4 5.9 - - -

Roger Connor

Roger Connor Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1880 Troy Trojans n/a $750.00 n/a n/a
1881 Troy Trojans n/a $900.00 n/a n/a
1882 Troy Trojans n/a $1,200.00 n/a n/a
1883 New York Gothams n/a $2,000.00 n/a n/a
1884 New York Gothams n/a $2,000.00 n/a n/a
1885 New York Giants n/a $2,200.00 n/a n/a
1886 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1887 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1888 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1889 New York Giants n/a $3,500.00 n/a n/a
1890 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1891 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1892 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1893 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1894 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1894 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1895 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1896 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1897 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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Did you know that Roger Connor, on September 9, 1881, hit the first ever walk-off super slam (a grand slam in the ninth inning that is hit when the team is down by three runs)?

Roger Connor Hall of Fame Plaque
Roger Connor | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1976 ( HOF )
The Veteran's Committee inducted Roger Connor into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976 (see article below), partly because of these notable accomplishments: eight 100 runs scored seasons (1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893), four 100 RBI Seasons (1887, 1889, 1890, 1893), two triples titles (1882, 1886), two slugging titles (1889, 1890), and he led his league in each of these stats once; bases on balls (1888), batting average (1885), doubles (1892), hits (1885), on base percentage (1885), RBIs (1889), singles (1885) and total bases (1885).

NEW YORK (AP): You're no kid if you saw Roger Connor play major league baseball. And you're forgiven if you've never heard of him, even if you are a baseball buff.

But the Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans Committee remembered him Monday after dusting off some old record books. They showed that Connor, who died 45 years ago in his native Waterbury, Conn. had a .325 major league batting mark through 18 seasons (with) four National League clubs from 1880 to 1897.

It also showed that when he broke in as a third baseman he threw left-handed, not uncommon in those dead ball days, but primarily was a first baseman. His best year was 1887 when he hit .383 with 17 home runs for New York. In that season bases on balls counted as base hits.

The veterans committee, which votes on players retired from the major leagues for at least 25 years and persons in the executive-manager-umpire category who have been retired five years, also elected Fred Lindstrom , a good fielding, .300-plus hitter for John McGraw's New York Giants.

Source: The Evening News (02/03/1976, 'Group Remember Roger Connor', Sports, Page 5B)

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Roger Conner | 1888 Old Judge Roger Connor Cigarette Card
Roger Connor - a home run champion only once, in 1890 (14) - broke the record for most home runs in a career in 1895, when he passed Harry Stovey who finished his career with 122 home runs. Connor held (and continued to raise) the record from 1895 through his retirement in 1897, finishing with 138 home runs. A mark that stood until Babe Ruth passed him in 1921.

Last-Modified: September 24, 2019 1:20 PM EST

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