Blondie Purcell Stats

Blondie Purcell was born on Thursday, March 16, 1854, in Paterson, New Jersey. Purcell was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1879, with the Syracuse Stars. 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 Blondie Purcell baseball stats page.

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Blondie Purcell


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Birth Name:
William Aloysius Purcell
Nickname:
Blondie
Born On:
03-16-1854  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Paterson, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-20-1912 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Trenton, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
159
First Game:
05-01-1879 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-16-1890
Draft:
Not Applicable

Blondie Purcell

Blondie Purcell Pitching Stats

1879 25 Stars 22 17 3 4 15 .211 3.76 15 0 0 179.2 827 245 75 165 1 19 - 28 31 0 0 -
1879 25 Reds 2 2 0 0 2 .000 4.00 2 0 0 18.0 78 27 8 15 0 2 - 3 3 0 0 -
1880 26 Reds 25 21 4 3 17 .150 3.21 21 0 0 196.0 899 235 70 149 1 32 - 47 10 0 0 -
1881 27 Bisons 9 5 4 4 1 .800 2.77 5 0 0 61.2 259 62 19 37 2 9 - 15 2 0 0 -
1882 28 Bisons 6 3 2 2 1 .667 4.94 2 0 0 31.0 134 44 17 30 2 4 - 9 2 0 0 -
1883 29 Phillies 11 9 0 2 6 .250 4.39 7 0 0 80.0 371 110 39 71 0 12 - 30 7 0 0 -
1884 30 Phillies 1 0 1 0 0 .000 2.25 0 0 0 4.0 16 3 1 1 1 0 - 1 2 0 0 -
1885 31 Athletics 1 0 1 0 1 .000 6.00 0 0 0 6.0 28 11 4 9 0 2 - 3 2 0 0 -
1886 32 Orioles 1 0 0 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
1887 33 Orioles 1 0 1 0 0 .000 15.75 0 0 0 4.0 26 8 7 8 0 4 - 2 0 1 0 -
9 Years 79 57 16 15 43 .259 3.73 52 0 0 581.1 2,643 746 241 486 7 84 - 138 59 1 0 -

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Blondie Purcell Hitting Stats

1879 25 Stars 63 277 32 72 6 3 0 0 25 3 - 13 - - 0 - .260 .268 .303
1879 25 Reds 12 50 10 11 0 0 0 0 4 0 - 3 - - 0 - .220 .220 .220
1880 26 Reds 77 325 48 95 13 6 1 0 24 5 - 13 - - 0 - .292 .303 .378
1881 27 Blues 20 80 3 14 2 1 0 0 4 5 - 8 - - 0 - .175 .224 .225
1881 27 Bisons 30 113 15 33 7 2 0 0 17 8 - 8 - - 0 - .292 .339 .389
1882 28 Bisons 84 380 79 105 18 6 2 0 40 14 - 27 - - 0 - .276 .302 .371
1883 29 Phillies 97 425 70 114 20 5 1 0 32 13 - 26 - - 0 - .268 .290 .346
1884 30 Phillies 103 428 67 108 11 7 1 0 31 29 - 30 - - 0 - .252 .300 .318
1885 31 Athletics 66 304 71 90 15 5 0 0 22 16 - - - - 3 - .296 .337 .378
1885 31 Beaneaters 21 87 9 19 1 1 0 0 3 3 - 15 - - 0 - .218 .244 .253
1886 32 Orioles 26 85 17 19 0 1 0 0 8 17 - - - - 2 - .224 .365 .247
1887 33 Orioles 140 567 101 142 25 8 4 0 96 46 - 38 - - 10 - .250 .318 .263
1888 34 Orioles 101 406 53 96 9 4 2 0 39 27 - 16 - - 3 - .236 .289 .293
1888 34 Athletics 18 66 10 11 3 1 0 0 6 5 - 10 - - 1 - .167 .236 .242
1889 35 Athletics 129 507 72 160 19 7 0 0 85 50 - 27 - - 5 - .316 .383 .381
1890 36 Athletics 110 463 110 128 28 3 2 0 59 43 - - - - 4 - .276 .343 .363
12 Years 1,097 4,563 767 1,217 177 60 13 0 495 284 - 234 - - 28 - .267 .314 .340

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Blondie Purcell Fielding Stats

1879 Stars C 1 - - 6 6.0 6 5 1 0 0 5 - - 1.000 0.00
1879 Stars OF 47 - - 88 1.9 68 64 4 20 0 n/a n/a n/a .773 0.00
1879 Stars P 22 17 539 43 2.0 37 9 28 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .860 1.85
1879 Reds OF 10 - - 28 2.8 21 18 3 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
1879 Reds P 2 2 54 7 3.5 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
1880 Reds OF 55 - - 113 2.1 92 78 14 21 1 n/a n/a n/a .814 0.00
1880 Reds P 25 21 588 50 2.0 47 10 37 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.16
1880 Reds SS 1 - - 4 4.0 3 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
1881 Blues OF 20 - - 56 2.8 44 40 4 12 0 n/a n/a n/a .786 0.00
1881 Bisons LF 25 - - 51 2.0 36 32 4 15 0 n/a n/a n/a .706 0.00
1881 Bisons P 9 5 185 20 2.2 18 2 16 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.63
1882 Bisons OF 82 - - 189 2.3 155 144 11 34 0 n/a n/a n/a .820 0.00
1882 Bisons P 6 3 93 11 1.8 10 0 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.90
1883 Phillies 3B 46 - - 220 4.8 171 60 111 49 7 n/a n/a n/a .777 0.00
1883 Phillies OF 44 - - 88 2.0 74 60 14 14 2 n/a n/a n/a .841 0.00
1883 Phillies P 11 9 240 28 2.5 25 4 21 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .893 2.81
1884 Phillies OF 103 - - 222 2.2 194 182 12 28 1 n/a n/a n/a .874 0.00
1884 Phillies P 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1885 Athletics OF 66 - - 106 1.6 91 78 13 15 1 n/a n/a n/a .858 0.00
1885 Athletics P 1 0 18 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1885 Beaneaters LF 21 - - 25 1.2 21 19 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .840 0.00
1886 Orioles OF 26 - - 45 1.7 39 35 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .867 0.00
1886 Orioles P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1886 Orioles SS 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1887 Orioles P 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1887 Orioles RF 140 - - 239 1.7 221 203 18 18 5 n/a n/a n/a .925 0.00
1888 Orioles 1B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1888 Orioles OF 100 - - 170 1.7 154 145 9 16 3 n/a n/a n/a .906 0.00
1888 Orioles SS 2 - - 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1888 Athletics 3B 1 - - 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.00
1888 Athletics RF 17 - - 31 1.8 28 25 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .903 0.00
1889 Athletics RF 129 - - 207 1.6 187 172 15 20 3 n/a n/a n/a .903 0.00
1890 Athletics OF 110 - - 197 1.8 187 170 17 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 0.00
OF Totals 663 0 0 1,302 2.0 1,119 1,014 105 183 11 n/a n/a n/a .859 0.00
RF Totals 286 0 0 477 1.7 436 400 36 41 9 n/a n/a n/a .914 0.00
P Totals 79 57 1,744 160 2.0 145 27 118 15 0 n/a n/a n/a .906 2.24
3B Totals 47 0 0 223 4.7 173 61 112 50 7 n/a n/a n/a .776 0.00
LF Totals 46 0 0 76 1.7 57 51 6 19 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
SS Totals 4 0 0 6 1.5 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1B Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
C Totals 1 0 0 6 6.0 6 5 1 0 0 5 n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
12 Years 1,127 57 1,744 2,250 2.0 1,941 1,559 382 309 27 5 n/a n/a .863 30.05

Blondie Purcell

Blondie Purcell Miscellaneous Stats

1879 Stars - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 21.3 11.1 1.47 1.40 0.95
1879 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 16.7 12.5 1.50 1.50 1.00
1880 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 325.0 25.0 13.5 1.47 2.16 1.47
1881 Blues - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 20.0 - - -
1881 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.1 6.6 1.67 2.19 1.31
1882 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 190.0 14.1 9.5 2.25 2.61 1.16
1883 Phillies - - - 0 0 n/a 425.0 16.3 13.3 2.50 3.38 1.35
1884 Phillies - - - 0 0 n/a 428.0 14.3 13.8 0.00 2.25 0.00
1885 Athletics - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 13.8 1.50 4.50 3.00
1885 Beaneaters - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.8 29.0 - - -
1886 Orioles 13 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 10.6 0.00 0.00 0.00
1887 Orioles 88 - - 0 0 n/a 141.8 14.9 5.9 0.50 4.50 9.00
1888 Orioles 16 - - 0 0 n/a 203.0 25.4 10.4 - - -
1888 Athletics 10 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 11.0 - - -
1889 Athletics 22 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 18.8 6.0 - - -
1890 Athletics 48 - - 0 0 n/a 231.5 0.0 7.8 - - -
12 Years 197 - - 0 0 n/a 351.0 19.5 9.2 1.64 2.14 1.30

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Did you know that on June 6, 1882, Blondie Purcell was fined $10 for slicing open a soggy baseball while catching a game? Why did he do this? So the umpire would put a fresh ball in play - Pud Galvin , who was pitching that day, wasn't able to throw his curve. Problem solved.
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