Joe Start Stats

Joe Start was born on Friday, October 14, 1842, in New York, New York. Start was 33 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 18, 1876, with the New York Mutuals. 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 Joe Start baseball stats page.

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Birth Name:
Joseph Start
Nickname:
Old Reliable
Born On:
10-14-1842  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-27-1927 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Providence, Rhode Island
Cemetery:
Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
05-18-1876 (Age 33)
Last Game:
07-09-1886
Draft:
Not Applicable
Joe Start

Joe Start 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Joe Start

Joe Start Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1876 34 Mutuals 56 264 40 73 6 0 0 0 21 1 - 2 - - 0 - .277 .279 .299
1877 35 Dark Blues 60 271 55 90 3 6 1 0 21 6 - 2 - - 0 - .332 .347 .399
1878 36 White Stockings 61 285 58 100 12 5 1 0 27 2 - 3 - - 0 - .351 .355 .439
1879 37 Grays 66 317 70 101 11 5 2 0 37 7 - 4 - - 0 - .319 .333 .404
1880 38 Grays 82 345 53 96 14 6 0 0 27 13 - 20 - - 0 - .278 .304 .354
1881 39 Grays 79 348 56 114 12 6 0 0 29 9 - 7 - - 0 - .328 .345 .397
1882 40 Grays 82 356 58 117 8 10 0 0 48 11 - - - - 0 - .329 .349 .407
1883 41 Grays 87 370 63 105 16 7 1 0 57 22 - - - - 0 - .284 .324 .373
1884 42 Grays 93 381 80 105 10 5 2 0 32 35 - - - - 0 - .276 .337 .344
1885 43 Grays 101 374 47 103 11 4 0 0 41 39 - 10 - - 0 - .275 .344 .326
1886 44 Senators 31 122 10 27 4 1 0 0 17 5 - - - - 0 - .221 .252 .270
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 798 3,433 590 1,031 107 55 7 0 357 150 - 48 - - 0 - .300 .330 .370
Joe Start

Joe Start Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1876 Mutuals 1B 56 - - 578 10.3 557 547 10 21 11 n/a n/a n/a .964 0.00
1877 Dark Blues 1B 60 - - 741 12.4 714 704 10 27 25 n/a n/a n/a .964 0.00
1878 White Stockings 1B 61 - - 765 12.5 732 719 13 33 28 n/a n/a n/a .957 0.00
1879 Grays 1B 65 - - 812 12.5 790 779 11 22 24 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
1879 Grays RF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1880 Grays 1B 82 - - 993 12.1 964 954 10 29 30 n/a n/a n/a .971 0.00
1881 Grays 1B 79 - - 887 11.2 854 837 17 33 50 n/a n/a n/a .963 0.00
1882 Grays 1B 82 - - 951 11.6 926 905 21 25 54 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
1883 Grays 1B 87 - - 995 11.4 952 923 29 43 48 n/a n/a n/a .957 0.00
1884 Grays 1B 93 - - 980 10.5 960 939 21 20 31 n/a n/a n/a .980 0.00
1885 Grays 1B 101 - - 1,102 10.9 1,071 1,036 35 31 42 n/a n/a n/a .972 0.00
1886 Senators 1B 31 - - 365 11.8 355 348 7 10 16 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 797 0 0 9,169 11.5 8,875 8,691 184 294 359 n/a n/a n/a .968 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
11 Years 798 - - 9,169 11.5 8,875 8,691 184 294 359 n/a n/a n/a .968 0.00
Joe Start

Joe Start Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1876 Mutuals - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 132.0 12.6 - - -
1877 Dark Blues - - - 0 0 n/a 271.0 135.5 12.9 - - -
1878 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 285.0 95.0 10.6 - - -
1879 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 158.5 79.3 8.6 - - -
1880 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.3 12.8 - - -
1881 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 49.7 12.0 - - -
1882 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.4 - - -
1883 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 370.0 0.0 6.5 - - -
1884 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 190.5 0.0 11.9 - - -
1885 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 37.4 9.1 - - -
1886 Senators 4 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 4 - - 0 0 n/a 490.4 71.5 9.6 - - -
Joe Start

Joe Start Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1876 New York Mutuals n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1877 Hartford Dark Blues n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1878 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1879 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1880 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1881 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1882 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1883 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1885 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1886 Washington Senators 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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