John Ward Stats

John Ward was born on Saturday, March 3, 1860, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Ward was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 15, 1878, with the Providence Grays. 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 John Ward baseball stats page.

"There was a time when the National League stood for integrity and fair dealing. Today it stands for dollars in cents." - John Montgomery Ward in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (1999)
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Birth Name:
John Montgomery Ward
Nickname:
Monte
Born On:
03-03-1860  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-04-1925 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Augusta, Georgia
Cemetery:
Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, New York Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Penn State University Prep School (State College, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
07-15-1878 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-29-1894
Draft:
Not Applicable
John Ward

John Ward 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
1878 18 Grays 37 37 0 22 13 .629 1.51 37 6 0 334.0 1,365 308 56 151 3 34 - 116 26 0 0 -
1879 19 Grays 70 60 10 47 19 .712 2.15 58 2 1 587.0 2,425 571 140 270 5 36 - 239 29 0 0 -
1880 20 Grays 70 67 4 39 24 .619 1.74 59 8 1 595.0 2,351 501 115 230 5 45 - 230 19 0 0 -
1881 21 Grays 39 35 5 18 18 .500 2.13 32 3 0 330.0 1,398 326 78 183 2 53 - 119 32 0 0 -
1882 22 Grays 33 32 1 19 12 .613 2.59 29 4 1 278.0 1,159 261 80 141 6 36 - 72 13 0 0 -
1883 23 Gothams 34 25 9 16 13 .552 2.70 24 1 0 277.0 1,159 278 83 165 3 31 - 121 19 0 0 -
1884 24 Gothams 9 5 3 3 3 .500 3.41 5 0 0 60.2 275 72 23 43 2 18 - 23 6 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
7 Years 292 261 32 164 102 .617 2.10 244 24 3 2,461.2 10,132 2,317 575 1,183 26 253 - 920 144 0 0 -
John Ward

John Ward Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1878 18 Grays 37 138 14 27 5 4 1 0 15 2 - 13 - - 0 - .196 .207 .312
1879 19 Grays 83 364 71 104 9 4 2 0 41 7 - 14 - - 0 - .286 .299 .349
1880 20 Grays 86 356 53 81 12 2 0 0 27 6 - 16 - - 0 - .228 .240 .272
1881 21 Grays 85 357 56 87 18 6 0 0 53 5 - 10 - - 0 - .244 .254 .328
1882 22 Grays 83 355 58 87 10 3 1 0 39 13 - 22 - - 0 - .245 .272 .299
1883 23 Gothams 88 380 76 97 18 7 7 0 54 8 - 25 - - 0 - .255 .271 .395
1884 24 Gothams 113 482 98 122 11 8 2 0 51 28 - 47 - - 0 - .253 .294 .322
1885 25 Giants 111 446 72 101 8 9 0 0 37 17 - 39 - - 0 - .226 .255 .285
1886 26 Giants 122 491 82 134 17 5 2 0 81 19 - 46 - - 0 - .273 .300 .340
1887 27 Giants 129 516 114 155 16 5 1 0 53 29 - 12 - - 4 - .300 .342 .300
1888 28 Giants 122 510 70 128 14 5 2 0 49 9 - 13 - - 1 - .251 .265 .310
1889 29 Giants 114 479 87 143 13 4 1 1 67 27 - 7 - - 2 - .299 .339 .349
1890 30 Wonders 128 561 134 188 15 12 4 0 60 51 - 22 - - 2 - .335 .393 .426
1891 31 Bridegrooms 105 441 85 122 13 5 0 0 39 36 - 10 - - 3 - .277 .335 .329
1892 32 Bridegrooms 148 614 109 163 13 3 1 0 47 82 - 19 - - 3 - .265 .355 .301
1893 33 Giants 135 588 129 193 27 9 2 0 77 47 - 5 - - 1 - .328 .379 .415
1894 34 Giants 136 540 100 143 12 5 0 0 77 34 - 6 20 - 1 - .265 .310 .306
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 1,825 7,618 1,408 2,075 231 96 26 1 867 420 - 326 20 - 17 - .272 .312 .338
John Ward

John Ward Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1878 Grays P 37 37 1,002 112 3.0 97 23 74 15 4 n/a n/a n/a .866 2.61
1879 Grays 3B 16 - - 58 3.6 49 17 32 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .845 0.00
1879 Grays OF 8 - - 11 1.4 8 7 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .727 0.00
1879 Grays P 70 60 1,761 176 2.5 165 31 134 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.53
1880 Grays 3B 25 - - 111 4.4 99 30 69 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .892 0.00
1880 Grays P 70 67 1,785 179 2.6 176 43 133 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.66
1880 Grays RF 2 - - 4 2.0 2 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
1881 Grays OF 40 - - 80 2.0 71 57 14 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .888 0.00
1881 Grays P 39 35 990 110 2.8 103 26 77 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.81
1881 Grays SS 13 - - 72 5.5 59 20 39 13 4 n/a n/a n/a .819 0.00
1882 Grays OF 50 - - 108 2.2 89 69 20 19 3 n/a n/a n/a .824 0.00
1882 Grays P 33 32 834 97 2.9 91 18 73 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.95
1882 Grays SS 4 - - 36 9.0 30 18 12 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1883 Gothams 2B 1 - - 7 7.0 6 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1883 Gothams 3B 5 - - 23 4.6 17 6 11 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .739 0.00
1883 Gothams OF 56 - - 170 3.0 146 118 28 24 2 n/a n/a n/a .859 0.00
1883 Gothams P 34 25 831 102 3.0 92 25 67 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .902 2.99
1883 Gothams SS 2 - - 10 5.0 9 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.00
1884 Gothams 2B 47 - - 307 6.5 272 95 177 35 17 n/a n/a n/a .886 0.00
1884 Gothams OF 59 - - 137 2.3 116 103 13 21 2 n/a n/a n/a .847 0.00
1884 Gothams P 9 5 182 21 2.3 19 3 16 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .905 2.82
1885 Giants SS 111 - - 572 5.2 517 167 350 55 36 n/a n/a n/a .904 0.00
1886 Giants SS 122 - - 529 4.3 460 91 369 69 36 n/a n/a n/a .870 0.00
1887 Giants SS 129 - - 756 5.9 695 226 469 61 53 n/a n/a n/a .919 0.00
1888 Giants SS 122 - - 602 4.9 516 185 331 86 39 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1889 Giants 2B 7 - - 44 6.3 36 16 20 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .818 0.00
1889 Giants SS 108 - - 616 5.7 548 229 319 68 38 n/a n/a n/a .890 0.00
1890 Wonders SS 128 - - 858 6.7 753 303 450 105 59 n/a n/a n/a .878 0.00
1891 Bridegrooms 2B 18 - - 117 6.5 111 55 56 6 8 n/a n/a n/a .949 0.00
1891 Bridegrooms SS 87 - - 542 6.2 476 180 296 66 28 n/a n/a n/a .878 0.00
1892 Bridegrooms 2B 148 - - 923 6.2 849 377 472 74 48 n/a n/a n/a .920 0.00
1893 Giants 2B 134 - - 885 6.6 812 348 464 73 41 n/a n/a n/a .918 0.00
1894 Giants 2B 136 - - 841 6.2 777 331 446 64 52 n/a n/a n/a .924 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 826 0 0 4,593 5.6 4,063 1,422 2,641 530 294 n/a n/a n/a .885 0.00
2B Totals 491 0 0 3,124 6.4 2,863 1,224 1,639 261 166 n/a n/a n/a .916 0.00
P Totals 292 261 7,385 797 2.7 743 169 574 54 20 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.72
OF Totals 213 0 0 506 2.4 430 354 76 76 7 n/a n/a n/a .850 0.00
3B Totals 46 0 0 192 4.2 165 53 112 27 6 n/a n/a n/a .859 0.00
RF Totals 2 0 0 4 2.0 2 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.00
17 Years 1,870 261 7,385 9,216 4.9 8,266 3,223 5,043 950 493 n/a n/a n/a .897 30.22
John Ward

John Ward Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1878 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 138.0 10.6 9.2 3.41 3.13 0.92
1879 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 182.0 26.0 8.9 6.64 3.66 0.55
1880 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 22.3 13.2 5.11 3.48 0.68
1881 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 35.7 6.7 2.25 3.25 1.45
1882 Grays - - - 0 0 n/a 355.0 16.1 9.1 2.00 2.33 1.17
1883 Gothams - - - 0 0 n/a 54.3 15.2 7.0 3.90 3.93 1.01
1884 Gothams - - - 0 0 n/a 241.0 10.3 9.5 1.28 3.41 2.67
1885 Giants - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.4 12.1 - - -
1886 Giants 36 - - 0 0 n/a 245.5 10.7 6.1 - - -
1887 Giants 111 - - 0 0 n/a 516.0 43.0 9.7 - - -
1888 Giants 38 - - 0 0 n/a 255.0 39.2 10.4 - - -
1889 Giants 62 - - 0 0 n/a 479.0 68.4 7.1 - - -
1890 Wonders 63 - - 0 0 n/a 140.3 25.5 9.4 - - -
1891 Bridegrooms 57 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 44.1 11.3 - - -
1892 Bridegrooms 88 - - 0 0 n/a 614.0 32.3 13.1 - - -
1893 Giants 46 - - 0 0 n/a 294.0 117.6 7.6 - - -
1894 Giants 39 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 90.0 7.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 540 - - 0 0 n/a 293.0 23.4 8.8 3.64 3.36 0.92
John Ward

John Ward Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1878 Providence Grays n/a $475.00 n/a n/a
1879 Providence Grays n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1880 Providence Grays n/a $1,700.00 n/a n/a
1881 Providence Grays n/a $1,700.00 n/a n/a
1882 Providence Grays n/a $2,400.00 n/a n/a
1883 New York Gothams n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1884 New York Gothams n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1885 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1886 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1887 New York Giants n/a $3,000.00 n/a n/a
1888 New York Giants n/a $4,000.00 n/a n/a
1889 New York Giants n/a $4,250.00 n/a n/a
1890 Brooklyn Wonders n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1891 Brooklyn Bridegrooms n/a $7,000.00 n/a n/a
1892 Brooklyn Bridegrooms n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1893 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1894 New York Giants n/a $5,000.00 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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