Al Spalding Stats

Al Spalding was born on Monday, September 2, 1850, in Byron, Illinois. Spalding was 25 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 Al Spalding baseball stats page.

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Al Spalding


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Birth Name:
Albert Goodwill Spalding
Nickname:
A.G. or Al
Born On:
09-02-1850  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Byron, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-09-1915 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Diego, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Rockford Central High School (Rockford, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
05-05-1876 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-31-1878
Draft:
Not Applicable

Al Spalding

Al Spalding Pitching Stats

1876 26 White Stockings 61 60 1 47 12 .797 1.75 53 8 0 528.2 2,219 542 103 226 6 26 - 39 1 0 0 -
1877 27 White Stockings 4 1 2 1 0 1.000 3.27 0 0 1 11.0 53 17 4 12 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 -
2 Years 65 61 3 48 12 .800 1.78 53 8 1 539.2 2,272 559 107 238 6 26 - 41 1 0 0 -

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Al Spalding Hitting Stats

1876 26 White Stockings 66 292 54 91 14 2 0 0 44 6 - 3 - - 0 - .312 .326 .373
1877 27 White Stockings 60 254 29 65 7 6 0 0 35 3 - 16 - - 0 - .256 .265 .331
1878 28 White Stockings 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 - - 0 - .500 .500 .500
3 Years 127 550 83 158 21 8 0 0 79 9 - 19 - - 0 - .287 .299 .355

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Al Spalding Fielding Stats

1876 White Stockings 1B 3 - - 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1876 White Stockings OF 10 - - 12 1.2 9 7 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
1876 White Stockings P 61 60 1,586 144 2.4 137 45 92 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.33
1876 White Stockings SS 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1877 White Stockings 1B 45 - - 514 11.4 493 472 21 21 23 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
1877 White Stockings 2B 13 - - 95 7.3 87 37 50 8 6 n/a n/a n/a .916 0.00
1877 White Stockings 3B 2 - - 8 4.0 5 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 0.00
1877 White Stockings P 4 1 33 9 2.3 8 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 6.55
1878 White Stockings 2B 1 - - 7 7.0 3 3 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .429 0.00
P Totals 65 61 1,619 153 2.4 145 47 98 8 7 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.42
1B Totals 48 0 0 520 10.8 499 478 21 21 23 n/a n/a n/a .960 0.00
2B Totals 14 0 0 102 7.3 90 40 50 12 6 n/a n/a n/a .882 0.00
OF Totals 10 0 0 12 1.2 9 7 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
3B Totals 2 0 0 8 4.0 5 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 0.00
SS Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
3 Years 140 61 1,619 795 5.7 748 572 176 47 36 n/a n/a n/a .941 12.47

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Al Spalding Miscellaneous Stats

1876 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 97.3 6.6 1.50 0.66 0.44
1877 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.9 7.3 0.00 1.64 0.00
1878 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
3 Years - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 28.9 7.0 1.58 0.68 0.43

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Al Spalding Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1876 Chicago White Stockings n/a $3,500.00 n/a n/a
1877 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1878 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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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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