Deacon Phillippe Stats

Deacon Phillippe was born on Thursday, May 23, 1872, in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Phillippe was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1899, with the Louisville Colonels. 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 Deacon Phillippe baseball stats page.

"A devout Lutheran, Phillippe initially refused to pitch on Sundays. As a result, he earned the nickname 'Deacon,' a sobriquet frequently given to players who avoided the drinking and gambling that often went along with the life of a ballplayer, especially on the road." - Author Louis P. Masur in Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series (Louis P. Masur, Hill and Wang Publishing, 10/01/2004, Page 25)
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Birth Name:
Charles Louis Phillippe
Nickname:
Deacon - The Great Phillippi
Born On:
05-23-1872  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rural Retreat, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-30-1952 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Avalon, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
High School:
Rural Retreat High School (Rural Retreat, VA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-21-1899 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-13-1911
Draft:
Not Applicable
Deacon Phillippe

Deacon Phillippe 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
1899 27 Colonels 42 38 4 21 17 .553 3.17 33 2 1 321.0 0 331 113 178 10 64 - 68 3 7 2 -
1900 28 Pirates 38 33 5 20 13 .606 2.84 29 1 0 279.0 0 274 88 127 7 42 - 75 7 8 1 -
1901 29 Pirates 37 32 5 22 12 .647 2.22 30 1 2 296.0 1,205 274 73 115 7 38 - 103 3 10 1 -
1902 30 Pirates 31 30 1 20 9 .690 2.05 29 5 0 272.0 1,102 265 62 90 1 26 - 122 4 4 0 -
1903 31 Pirates 36 33 3 25 9 .735 2.43 31 4 2 289.1 1,150 269 78 116 4 29 - 123 5 4 1 -
1904 32 Pirates 21 19 2 10 10 .500 3.24 17 3 1 166.2 701 183 60 82 1 26 - 82 2 3 0 -
1905 33 Pirates 38 33 5 20 13 .606 2.19 25 5 0 279.0 1,068 235 68 95 0 48 - 133 8 10 0 -
1906 34 Pirates 33 24 8 15 10 .600 2.47 19 3 0 218.2 884 216 60 78 3 26 - 90 6 2 0 -
1907 35 Pirates 35 26 9 14 11 .560 2.61 17 1 2 214.0 851 214 62 83 2 36 - 61 3 5 1 -
1908 36 Pirates 5 0 2 0 0 .000 11.25 0 0 0 12.0 59 20 15 15 0 3 - 1 2 0 0 -
1909 37 Pirates 22 13 6 8 3 .727 2.32 7 1 0 131.2 496 121 34 41 2 14 - 38 2 4 0 -
1910 38 Pirates 31 8 19 14 2 .875 2.29 5 1 4 121.2 477 111 31 46 4 9 - 30 0 3 0 -
1911 39 Pirates 3 0 2 0 0 .000 7.50 0 0 0 6.0 23 5 5 5 0 2 - 3 0 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
13 Years 372 289 71 189 109 .634 2.59 242 27 12 2,607.0 8,016 2,518 749 1,071 41 363 - 929 45 60 6 -
Deacon Phillippe

Deacon Phillippe Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1899 27 Colonels 44 128 17 26 5 0 0 0 10 8 0 16 5 0 1 - .203 .255 .242
1900 28 Pirates 38 105 7 19 3 1 0 0 7 1 0 16 4 0 4 - .181 .218 .229
1901 29 Pirates 38 113 11 26 3 1 1 0 15 10 0 19 2 0 0 - .230 .293 .301
1902 30 Pirates 32 113 16 25 2 2 1 0 12 2 0 18 3 0 2 - .221 .248 .301
1903 31 Pirates 37 124 20 26 4 2 0 0 16 5 0 20 0 0 1 - .210 .246 .274
1904 32 Pirates 21 65 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 4 1 0 0 - .123 .149 .123
1905 33 Pirates 38 97 6 9 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 21 2 0 2 - .093 .178 .093
1906 34 Pirates 33 82 5 20 2 0 0 0 6 3 0 15 0 0 1 - .244 .279 .268
1907 35 Pirates 35 65 5 12 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 6 5 0 0 - .185 .264 .185
1908 36 Pirates 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - .250 .250 .500
1909 37 Pirates 22 42 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 8 1 0 0 - .071 .093 .095
1910 38 Pirates 31 41 3 9 1 0 1 1 8 1 0 5 1 0 0 - .220 .238 .317
1911 39 Pirates 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1.000 1.000 2.000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 377 980 96 185 23 6 3 1 90 49 0 148 24 0 11 - .189 .236 .234
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Deacon Phillippe Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1899 Colonels LF 1 0 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1899 Colonels P 42 38 963 98 2.3 91 14 77 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.55
1899 Colonels RF 1 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1900 Pirates P 38 33 837 69 1.8 66 9 57 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.13
1901 Pirates P 37 32 888 110 3.0 104 15 89 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .945 3.16
1902 Pirates P 31 30 816 67 2.2 64 5 59 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.12
1903 Pirates LF 1 0 21 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.86
1903 Pirates P 36 33 868 79 2.2 76 11 65 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.36
1904 Pirates P 21 19 500 50 2.4 49 8 41 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.65
1905 Pirates P 38 33 837 83 2.2 78 4 74 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.52
1906 Pirates P 33 24 656 69 2.1 66 5 61 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.72
1907 Pirates P 35 26 642 62 1.8 61 8 53 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.57
1908 Pirates P 5 0 36 1 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.75
1909 Pirates P 22 13 395 32 1.5 32 6 26 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.19
1910 Pirates P 31 8 365 27 0.9 26 8 18 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.92
1911 Pirates P 3 0 18 3 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 372 289 7,821 750 2.0 717 93 624 33 17 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.48
LF Totals 2 0 39 5 2.5 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 2.77
RF Totals 1 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 375 289 7,864 755 2.0 721 97 624 34 17 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.48
Deacon Phillippe

Deacon Phillippe Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1899 Colonels 3 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 12.8 1.06 1.91 1.79
1900 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 15.0 1.79 2.42 1.35
1901 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 113.0 5.9 7.5 2.71 3.13 1.16
1902 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 113.0 6.3 9.4 4.69 4.04 0.86
1903 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.2 7.8 4.24 3.83 0.90
1904 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 16.3 16.3 3.15 4.43 1.40
1905 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 24.3 2.77 4.29 1.55
1906 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 13.7 3.46 3.70 1.07
1907 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.8 21.7 1.69 2.57 1.51
1908 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.33 0.75 2.25
1909 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 10.5 2.71 2.60 0.96
1910 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 41.0 8.2 5.1 3.33 2.22 0.67
1911 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.50 4.50 3.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 326.7 6.6 10.9 2.56 3.21 1.25
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Deacon Phillippe is part of an elite set of pitchers in Major League history whose career on the mound spanned at least ten seasons and NEVER once included a losing record! The other aces: Spud Chandler (11 seasons), Dizzy Dean (12 seasons), Dave Foutz (11 seasons), Joe McGinnity (10 seasons), Jay Powell (11 seasons), Babe Ruth (10 seasons), and Urban Shocker (13 seasons).

Deacon Phillippe Baseball Card
Deacon Phillippe | 1980 Fleer Baseball's Famous Feats Card (No. 14 of 22) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Deacon Phillippe was the starting pitcher in Game 1 of the 1903 World Series , the first Fall Classic to feature the best American League team pitted against the best National League team? Both him and his opponent pitched complete games, Phillippe earning the victory 7-3, over future hall of famer Cy Young .

Did you know that the baseball card pictured above is 100% correct? Deacon Phillippe started five games of the 1903 World Series (a best of eight contest), and threw a complete game every time he took the mound! [ Game 1 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 7 | Game 8 ]

During his rookie season, Deacon Phillippe won twenty-one games, threw thirty-three complete games, and threw a no-hitter. Not content with just one 20-win season, Phillippe won 22 in 1901, 20 in 1902, 25 in 1903, then 20 in 1905, but let's take a closer look at that 1899 no-no:

Deacon Phillippe No Hitter / May 25, 1899.

Deacon Phillippe had won three of his first five decisions as a Louisville rookie in 1899 when he faced the ninth-place New York Giants and Ed Doheny on Thursday, May 25, in Louisville's League Park, before 1,100 fans.

Primarily a fast ball pitcher, Phillippe retired George Van Haltren and George Davis on grounders in the first inning, then walked Parke Wilson . Jack (Dirty) Doyle bounced to shortstop Claude Ritchey , who made a nice stop and stepped on second to force Wilson .

After the Giants went out in order in the second, Mike Grady opened the third with a long fly to left. Doheny then drew Phillippe's second walk and stole second, where he remained as George Van Haltren flied to left and Davis grounded to second.

In the fourth, Phillippe had a close shave when Wilson bounced one off the pitcher but the ball caromed right to second baseman Walt Woods who threw him out. Then, with two out, Kid Gleason bunted down the first-base line and was retired on a close play as George Decker threw to Phillippe covering first.

Tom O'Brien started the fifth with a liner on which Manager Fred Clarke made a nice catch in left. From then until O'Brien again came to bat, the Giants went out on routine chances. O'Brien led off the eighth with the third and final walk off Phillippe.

The eighth-place Colonels had a 7-0 lead but Phillippe was bearing down with a no-hitter in sight. He induced Fred Hartman to bounce one to short and O'Brien was forced at second as Ritchey tossed to Woods . Grady flied to center for the second out. Doheny grounded a hard one to the left of Ritchey , but the shortstop, in his haste to make the force place at second, fumbled the ball after getting both hands on it for the only Louisville error.

In the ninth, after Davis was retired, Wilson popped one to short left and Ritchey raced back to make a nice catch. Now only Clarence (Pop) Foster stood between Phillippe and his no-hitter. Foster had entered the game in the third inning when Doyle complained of feeling ill, Foster going to left and Wilson moving from left to first.

Phillippe had not struck out a man but he got Foster in this spot with a called third strike on the outside corner to end the game.

Louisville had scored one run in the first, two in the second, and four in the fifth as Manager John B. Day's Giants chipped in with six errors. The Colonels got only four hits.

With one out in the first, Clarke raced all the way to third when third baseman Hartman threw wildly after fielding Fred's grounder. Clarke scored one out later when Honus Wagner grounded to shortstop Davis , whose throw to first was dropped by Doyle .

In the second, Charlie Dexter led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Malachi Kittridge . Phillippe hit one back to the box and Doheny threw to third to head off Dexter. During the rundown, Davis threw poorly to third and, when Doheny recovered the ball and made a wild throw home, both Dexter and Phillippe scored.

Clarke led off the fifth and was safe when second baseman Gleason made an error. Wagner was hit by a pitch and Decker walked to fill the bases. Woods ' single sent in two runs, the third scored on Dexter's single and the fourth on Kittridge's squeeze bunt.

Phillippe achieved a 21-17 record in his first season.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, 'Deacon Phillippe', Pages 16-17).

Deacon Phillippe No Hitter
Deacon Phillippe No Hitter | The Salt Lake Herald | May 26, 1899 | Page 2

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

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