Orval Overall Stats

Orval Overall was born on Wednesday, February 2, 1881, in Farmersville, California. Overall was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1905, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Orval Overall baseball stats page.

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"I had three balls and one strike on me, and Ned Hanlon yelled, 'Make him pitch to you, Hans .' Well, if Hanlon called your first name, that meant to hit. So as soon as I heard ' Hans ' I knew I was to hit the next pitch. (Orval) Overall let go with a high fast one and it hit me smack on the temple. I thought I was down about five seconds, but it was about ten minutes. Even so, when I came to, I had to stay in the game. They didn't have anybody else to put in." - Hans Lobert in The Glory of Their Times (Lawrence S. Ritter, Harper Perennial Pubishers, 1984, Page 174)

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Birth Name:
Orval Overall
Nickname:
None
Born On:
02-02-1881  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Farmersville, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-14-1947 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Fresno, California
Cemetery:
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
High School:
Visalia High School (Visalia, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
214
First Game:
04-16-1905 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-29-1913
Draft:
Not Applicable

Orval Overall

Orval Overall Pitching Stats

1905 24 Reds 42 39 3 18 23 .439 2.86 32 2 0 318.0 1,313 290 101 146 4 147 - 173 18 14 0 -
1906 25 Reds 13 10 3 4 5 .444 4.26 6 0 0 82.1 365 77 39 52 1 46 - 33 2 4 0 -
1906 25 Cubs 18 14 3 12 3 .800 1.88 13 2 1 144.0 601 116 30 43 1 51 - 94 5 4 0 -
1907 26 Cubs 36 30 5 23 7 .767 1.68 26 8 3 268.1 1,048 201 50 62 3 69 - 141 10 11 0 -
1908 27 Cubs 37 27 9 15 11 .577 1.92 16 4 4 225.0 874 165 48 74 3 78 - 167 6 2 0 -
1909 28 Cubs 38 32 6 20 11 .645 1.42 23 9 3 285.0 1,116 204 45 66 1 80 - 205 11 8 0 -
1910 29 Cubs 23 21 2 12 6 .667 2.68 11 4 1 144.2 556 106 43 44 2 54 - 92 5 1 0 -
1913 32 Cubs 11 9 0 4 5 .444 3.31 6 1 0 68.0 296 73 25 33 1 26 - 30 0 1 0 -
7 Years 218 182 31 108 71 .603 2.23 133 30 12 1,535.1 6,169 1,232 381 520 16 551 - 935 57 45 0 -

Orval Overall

Orval Overall Hitting Stats

1905 24 Reds 42 117 8 17 3 2 0 0 10 5 - - 5 - 2 - .145 .194 .205
1906 25 Reds 13 31 4 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 - - 0 - 0 - .194 .194 .258
1906 25 Cubs 18 53 6 9 1 0 0 0 3 2 - - 3 - 0 - .170 .200 .189
1907 26 Cubs 36 94 6 20 4 2 0 0 9 3 - - 8 - 0 - .213 .237 .298
1908 27 Cubs 38 70 3 9 1 1 0 0 9 5 - - 8 - 1 - .129 .197 .171
1909 28 Cubs 38 96 7 22 6 1 2 0 11 7 - - 4 - 0 - .229 .282 .375
1910 29 Cubs 25 41 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 - 6 6 - 1 - .122 .234 .146
1913 32 Cubs 11 24 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 2 - 3 1 - 0 - .250 .308 .333
7 Years 221 526 39 94 20 6 2 0 46 29 - 9 35 - 4 - .179 .227 .251

Orval Overall

Orval Overall Fielding Stats

1905 Reds P 42 39 954 105 2.5 92 10 82 13 2 n/a n/a n/a .876 2.60
1906 Reds P 13 10 247 23 1.8 20 2 18 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .870 2.19
1906 Cubs P 18 14 432 46 2.6 44 6 38 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.75
1907 Cubs P 36 30 805 93 2.6 90 14 76 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.02
1908 Cubs P 37 27 675 69 1.9 64 13 51 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .928 2.56
1909 Cubs P 38 32 855 84 2.2 81 12 69 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.56
1910 Cubs 1B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1910 Cubs P 23 21 434 48 2.1 48 5 43 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.99
1910 Cubs RF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1913 Cubs P 11 9 204 26 2.4 26 2 24 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.44
P Totals 218 182 4,606 494 2.3 465 64 401 29 10 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.73
RF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1B Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
7 Years 220 182 4,606 494 2.2 465 64 401 29 10 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.73

Orval Overall

Orval Overall Miscellaneous Stats

1905 Reds 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 11.7 1.18 4.90 4.16
1906 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 31.0 0.72 3.61 5.03
1906 Cubs 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 17.7 1.84 5.88 3.19
1907 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 10.4 2.04 4.73 2.31
1908 Cubs 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.8 2.14 6.68 3.12
1909 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 48.0 0.0 8.7 2.56 6.47 2.53
1910 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 41.0 1.70 5.72 3.36
1913 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 12.0 1.15 3.97 3.44
7 Years 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 263.0 58.4 11.4 1.70 5.48 3.23

Orval Overall

Orval Overall Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1905 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1906 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1906 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1907 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1908 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1909 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1913 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Did you know that on October 14, 1908 , Orval Overall became the first pitcher in Major League history to strike out four batters in one inning in a postseason game ( 1908 World Series , Game 5 )? Did you know that the next pitcher to duplicate the feat ( 4K in 1 Inning ) was Anibel Sanchez (in 2013, details on page)?

Did you know that Orval Overall was also the first Chicago Cubs player with a (known) four-strikeout inning , a feat not matched until Jim Davis mowed down four on May 27, 1956 ?

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Orval Overall | 1909 T206 Baseball Card (#275) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Trivia Alert: What Chicago Cubs pitcher was on the mound and recorded the final out in a World Series clinching game? Orval Overall is the answer, and not only did he record the final out, he threw a complete game shutout during Game 5 of the 1908 World Series , the last Cubbie World Championship.

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