Charlie Ferguson Stats

Charlie Ferguson was born on Friday, April 17, 1863, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ferguson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1884, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Ferguson baseball stats page.

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"Charlie Ferguson was one of the first tragic figures in Major League history - a graceful natural athlete who might have become the all-time greatest ball player. Instead, typhoid fever cut him down at age 25." - Historian Frank V. Phelps in Nineteenth Century Stars (1989)

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Birth Name:
Charles J. Ferguson
Nickname:
Fergy
Born On:
04-17-1863  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-29-1888 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
05-01-1884 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-08-1887
Draft:
Not Applicable

Charlie Ferguson

Charlie Ferguson Pitching Stats

1884 21 Phillies 50 47 3 21 25 .457 3.54 46 2 1 416.2 1,844 443 164 297 13 93 - 194 33 - 0 -
1885 22 Phillies 48 45 3 26 20 .565 2.22 45 5 0 405.0 1,657 345 100 197 5 81 - 197 15 - 3 -
1886 23 Phillies 48 45 2 30 9 .769 1.98 43 4 2 395.2 1,582 317 87 145 11 69 - 212 11 - 0 -
1887 24 Phillies 37 33 4 22 10 .688 3.00 31 2 1 297.1 1,227 297 99 154 13 47 - 125 5 11 0 -
4 Years 183 170 12 99 64 .607 2.67 165 13 4 1,514.2 6,310 1,402 450 793 42 290 - 728 64 11 3 -

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Charlie Ferguson Hitting Stats

1884 21 Phillies 52 203 26 50 6 3 0 0 20 19 - 54 - - - .246 .311 .305
1885 22 Phillies 61 235 42 72 8 3 1 0 27 23 - 18 - - - .306 .368 .379
1886 23 Phillies 72 261 56 66 9 1 2 0 25 37 - 28 - - - .253 .346 .318
1887 24 Phillies 72 230 67 55 14 6 3 0 85 34 - 19 - - 2 - .239 .342 .243
4 Years 257 929 191 243 37 13 6 0 157 113 - 119 - - 2 - .262 .343 .349

Charlie Ferguson

Charlie Ferguson Fielding Stats

1884 Phillies OF 5 - - 14 2.8 13 12 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1884 Phillies P 50 47 1,250 107 2.1 95 23 72 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .888 2.05
1885 Phillies OF 15 - - 37 2.5 31 29 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .838 0.00
1885 Phillies P 48 45 1,215 123 2.6 114 27 87 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.53
1886 Phillies OF 27 - - 48 1.8 43 39 4 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .896 0.00
1886 Phillies P 48 45 1,187 139 2.9 130 33 97 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.96
1887 Phillies 2B 27 - - 132 4.9 122 57 65 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .924 0.00
1887 Phillies 3B 5 - - 22 4.4 18 9 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .818 0.00
1887 Phillies OF 6 - - 15 2.5 13 11 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .867 0.00
1887 Phillies P 37 33 892 76 2.1 70 16 54 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .921 2.12
P Totals 183 170 4,544 445 2.4 409 99 310 36 12 n/a n/a n/a .919 2.43
OF Totals 53 0 0 114 2.2 100 91 9 14 0 n/a n/a n/a .877 0.00
2B Totals 27 0 0 132 4.9 122 57 65 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .924 0.00
3B Totals 5 0 0 22 4.4 18 9 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .818 0.00
4 Years 268 170 4,544 713 2.7 649 256 393 64 19 n/a n/a n/a .910 3.86

Charlie Ferguson

Charlie Ferguson Miscellaneous Stats

1884 Phillies - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 10.2 2.09 4.19 2.01
1885 Phillies - - - 0 0 n/a 235.0 13.1 8.7 2.43 4.38 1.80
1886 Phillies 9 - - 0 0 n/a 130.5 9.3 10.4 3.07 4.82 1.57
1887 Phillies 13 - - 0 0 n/a 76.7 12.1 2.7 2.66 3.78 1.42
4 Years 22 - - 0 0 n/a 154.8 7.8 5.9 2.51 4.33 1.72

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Charlie Ferguson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Charlie Ferguson, on August 29, 1885, threw the first no-hitter by a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher? The New York Times described the event saying, "Ferguson, the Philadelphia pitcher, accomplished the feat today of retiring the Providence team without a hit in a full inning game. Eight of the visitors went out on strikes, one on a foul tip, and seven on short infield flies, only five balls being hit by them to the outfield, all of which were caught. His pitching was very steady, except in the fourth inning, when he gave two men their bases on balls. The only run of the game was made by Mulvey in the ninth inning, when he reached first on a hit, stole second, went to third on Fogarty's out, and came home on a wild pitch." Coverage of the no-hitter from The Times (Philadelphia, PA) appears below:
Charlie Ferguson No Hitter
Charlie Ferguson No Hitter | The Times | August 30, 1885 | Page 2

Charlie Ferguson was the first Philadelphia Phillies pitcher to win 20-or-more games in a single season ( 1885 ), the first with two 20-win seasons ( 1884 ), and the first with a 30-win season ( 1886 ) - all three historic seasons were consecutive. During his final season, Fergy won 22 games, four straight 20-win seasons, a franchise record that stood until hall of famer Grover Alexander had five consecutive (1913-1917), since tied by another hall of famer, Robin Roberts (1950-1955).

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Charlie Ferguson | 1887 N172 Old Judge Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1887 , Charlie Ferguson not only won twenty-two games, he also led the 1887 Phillies in runs batted in (85), well ahead of Joe Mulvey , their starting third baseman, who finished that year (78).

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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