Cal McVey Stats

Cal McVey was born on Thursday, August 30, 1849, in Montrose, Iowa. McVey was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 5, 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 Cal McVey baseball stats page.

"There would be brass bands, torches and fireworks, then a big banquet for the players (when they returned to Cincinnati from a road-trip). Once we were met at the railroad station by a horse-drawn bus shaped like a baseball bat, all gilded and draped with flags." - Cal McVey
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Birth Name:
Calvin Alexander McVey
Nickname:
Cal
Born On:
08-30-1849  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Montrose, Iowa
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-20-1926 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Francisco, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
05-05-1876 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-30-1879
Draft:
Not Applicable
Cal McVey

Cal McVey 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
1876 27 White Stockings 11 6 5 5 2 .714 1.52 5 0 2 59.1 245 57 10 22 0 2 - 9 2 0 0 -
1877 28 White Stockings 17 10 6 4 8 .333 4.50 6 0 2 92.0 439 129 46 87 2 11 - 20 3 0 0 -
1879 30 Reds 3 1 1 0 2 .000 8.36 1 0 0 14.0 77 34 13 23 1 2 - 7 3 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
3 Years 31 17 12 9 12 .429 3.76 12 0 4 165.1 761 220 69 132 3 15 - 36 8 0 0 -
Cal McVey

Cal McVey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1876 27 White Stockings 63 308 62 107 15 0 1 0 53 2 - 4 - - 0 - .347 .352 .406
1877 28 White Stockings 60 266 58 98 9 7 0 0 36 8 - 11 - - 0 - .368 .387 .455
1878 29 Reds 61 271 43 83 10 4 2 0 28 5 - 10 - - 0 - .306 .319 .395
1879 30 Reds 81 354 64 105 18 6 0 0 55 8 - 13 - - 0 - .297 .312 .381
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
4 Years 265 1,199 227 393 52 17 3 0 172 23 - 38 - - 0 - .328 .340 .407
Cal McVey

Cal McVey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1876 White Stockings 1B 55 - - 516 9.4 495 485 10 21 21 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
1876 White Stockings 3B 1 - - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1876 White Stockings C 6 - - 26 4.3 24 23 1 2 0 1 - - .923 0.00
1876 White Stockings LF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1876 White Stockings P 11 6 178 18 1.6 14 1 13 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 2.12
1877 White Stockings 1B 1 - - 18 18.0 17 17 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 0.00
1877 White Stockings 2B 1 - - 5 5.0 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1877 White Stockings 3B 17 - - 49 2.9 41 18 23 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .837 0.00
1877 White Stockings C 40 - - 199 5.0 171 137 34 28 3 48 - - .859 0.00
1877 White Stockings P 17 10 276 25 1.5 20 6 14 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.96
1878 Reds 3B 61 - - 226 3.7 184 78 106 42 6 n/a n/a n/a .814 0.00
1878 Reds C 3 - - 6 2.0 6 5 1 0 0 2 - 1 1.000 0.00
1879 Reds 1B 72 - - 783 10.9 741 736 5 42 33 n/a n/a n/a .946 0.00
1879 Reds 3B 1 - - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1879 Reds C 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - .000 0.00
1879 Reds OF 7 - - 16 2.3 14 14 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.00
1879 Reds P 3 1 42 3 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 128 0 0 1,317 10.3 1,253 1,238 15 64 54 n/a n/a n/a .951 0.00
3B Totals 80 0 0 279 3.5 229 100 129 50 6 n/a n/a n/a .821 0.00
C Totals 50 0 0 231 4.6 201 165 36 30 3 51 n/a 1 .870 0.00
P Totals 31 17 496 46 1.5 37 7 30 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .804 2.01
OF Totals 7 0 0 16 2.3 14 14 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.00
LF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 1 0 0 5 5.0 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
4 Years 298 17 496 1,894 6.4 1,739 1,525 214 155 64 51 n/a 1 .918 94.66
Cal McVey

Cal McVey 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 308.0 77.0 5.8 4.50 1.37 0.30
1877 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 24.2 7.4 1.82 1.96 1.08
1878 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 135.5 27.1 9.7 - - -
1879 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 27.2 6.4 3.50 4.50 1.29
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
4 Years - - - 0 0 n/a 399.7 31.6 7.0 2.40 1.96 0.82
Cal McVey

Cal McVey 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 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1879 Cincinnati Reds 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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