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Cap Anson

Image above: Cap Anson played for the Philadelphia Ahtletics of the National Association from 1872-1875. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939. Courtesy Library of Congress.

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Best Seasons Ever

1871-2014 (Regular Season). Batting and Pitching.

Philadelphia Athletics (NA) 1871-1875, Philadelphia Athletics (NL) 1876, Philadelphia Athletics (AA) 1882-1890, Philadelphia Centennials (NA) 1875, Philadelphia Athletics (PL/AA) 1890/1891, Philadelphia Whites (NA) 1873-1875, Philadephia Keystones (UA) 1884.



BATTING

Philadelphia Athletics (NA)
Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI Ave. Age PEVA
1 Anson Cap 1872 PH1 NA 0 50 0.415 20 27.329
2 Meyerle Levi 1871 PH1 NA 4 40 0.492 26 24.682
3 Force Davy 1875 PH1 NA 0 49 0.311 26 17.860
4 Sutton Ezra 1875 PH1 NA 1 59 0.324 25 16.597
5 Hall George 1875 PH1 NA 4 62 0.299 26 16.453
6 Cuthbert Ned 1872 PH1 NA 1 47 0.338 27 16.386
7 McGeary Mike 1872 PH1 NA 0 35 0.360 21 15.043
8 Malone Fergy 1871 PH1 NA 1 33 0.343 29 13.373
9 Craver Bill 1875 PH1 NA 2 40 0.319 31 13.098
10 Fisler Wes 1872 PH1 NA 0 48 0.350 31 12.846
11 Anson Cap 1875 PH1 NA 0 58 0.325 23 12.033
12 Mack Denny 1872 PH1 NA 0 34 0.288 21 10.386
Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
1 Stovey Harry 1889 PH4 AA 19 119 0.308 33 34.320
2 Larkin Henry 1885 PH4 AA 8 88 0.329 25 29.794
3 Stovey Harry 1885 PH4 AA 13 75 0.315 29 27.677
4 Stovey Harry 1884 PH4 AA 10 83 0.326 28 26.587
5 Stovey Harry 1888 PH4 AA 9 65 0.287 32 26.048
6 Lyons Denny 1889 PH4 AA 9 82 0.329 23 25.426
7 Lyons Denny 1887 PH4 AA 6 102 0.367 21 23.589
8 Larkin Henry 1886 PH4 AA 2 74 0.319 26 23.297
9 Stovey Harry 1883 PH4 AA 14 66 0.304 27 21.352
10 Milligan Jocko 1891 PH4 AA 11 106 0.303 30 21.264
11 Welch Curt 1888 PH4 AA 1 61 0.282 26 20.921
12 Larkin Henry 1888 PH4 AA 7 101 0.269 28 17.228
13 Lyons Denny 1890 PH4 AA 7 73 0.354 24 16.142
14 Moynahan Mike 1883 PH4 AA 1 67 0.310 27 16.073
15 Larkin Henry 1889 PH4 AA 3 74 0.318 29 15.376
16 Lyons Denny 1888 PH4 AA 6 83 0.296 22 15.309
17 Wood George 1891 PH4 AA 3 61 0.309 33 15.229
18 Larkin Henry 1891 PH4 AA 10 93 0.279 31 14.140
19 McTamany Jim 1891 PH4 AA 3 21 0.225 28 13.031
20 Stovey Harry 1886 PH4 AA 7 59 0.294 30 12.617
Philadelphia Whites
1 Craver Bill 1874 PH2 NA 0 56 0.343 30 15.032
2 Eggler Dave 1874 PH2 NA 0 31 0.318 25 12.715
3 Malone Fergy 1873 PH2 NA 0 43 0.290 31 9.974
4 Meyerle Levi 1875 PH2 NA 1 54 0.316 30 9.652
5 Meyerle Levi 1873 PH2 NA 3 58 0.349 28 9.621
Philadelphia Centennials
1 Craver Bill 1875 PH3 NA 0 5 0.277 31 13.098
2 Bechtel George 1875 PH3 NA 0 7 0.279 27 3.286
3 Treacey Fred 1875 PH3 NA 0 2 0.261 28 2.806
4 McGinley Tim 1875 PH3 NA 0 5 0.231 NA 2.581
5 Somerville Ed 1875 PH3 NA 0 6 0.228 22 1.558
Philadelphia Athletics (NL)
1 Hall George 1876 PHN NL 5 45 0.366 27 19.290
2 Meyerle Levi 1876 PHN NL 0 34 0.340 31 8.147
3 Force Davy 1876 PHN NL 0 17 0.232 27 5.219
4 Fisler Wes 1876 PHN NL 1 30 0.288 35 4.809
5 Sutton Ezra 1876 PHN NL 1 31 0.297 26 4.636
Philadelphia Athletics (PL)
1 Shindle Billy 1890 PHP PL 10 90 0.324 30 19.068
2 Wood George 1890 PHP PL 9 102 0.289 32 15.312
3 Griffin Mike 1890 PHP PL 6 54 0.286 25 12.624
4 Mulvey Joe 1890 PHP PL 6 87 0.287 32 9.179
5 Farrar Sid 1890 PHP PL 1 69 0.256 31 5.644
Philadelphia Keystones
1 Hoover Buster 1884 PHU UA 0 NA 0.364 21 9.374
2 Geer Billy 1884 PHU UA 0 NA 0.250 25 7.793
3 McCormick Jerry 1884 PHU UA 0 NA 0.285 NA 5.672
4 Kienzle Bill 1884 PHU UA 0 NA 0.254 NA 4.253
5 Clements Jack 1884 PHU UA 3 NA 0.282 20 3.395


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PITCHING

Philadelphia Athletics (NA)
Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg W L SV IP ERA Age PEVA
1 McBride Dick 1874 PH1 NA 33 22 0 487.0 2.55 29 17.928
2 McBride Dick 1875 PH1 NA 44 14 0 538.0 1.97 30 16.714
3 McBride Dick 1872 PH1 NA 30 14 0 419.0 3.01 27 16.138
4 McBride Dick 1873 PH1 NA 24 19 0 382.7 3.32 28 9.485
5 McBride Dick 1871 PH1 NA 18 5 0 222.0 4.58 26 7.556
Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
1 Seward Ed 1888 PH4 AA 35 19 0 518.7 2.01 21 23.438
2 McMahon Sadie 1890 PH4 AA 29 18 1 410.0 3.34 23 17.442
3 Taylor Billy 1884 PH4 AA 18 12 0 260.0 2.53 29 16.180
4 Mathews Bobby 1885 PH4 AA 30 17 0 422.3 2.43 34 15.060
5 Weyhing Gus 1891 PH4 AA 31 20 0 450.0 3.18 25 13.895
6 Weyhing Gus 1888 PH4 AA 28 18 0 404.0 2.25 22 11.171
7 Weyhing Gus 1889 PH4 AA 30 21 0 449.0 2.95 23 11.167
8 Mathews Bobby 1883 PH4 AA 30 13 0 381.0 2.46 32 10.018
Philadelphia Whites
1 Zettlein George 1873 PH2 NA 36 15 0 460.0 2.70 29 17.432
2 Zettlein George 1875 PH2 NA 12 8 0 180.3 2.40 31 11.035
3 Fisher Cherokee 1875 PH2 NA 22 19 0 356.7 1.92 30 8.534
4 Cummings Candy 1874 PH2 NA 28 26 0 482.0 2.88 26 6.770
5 Borden Joe 1875 PH2 NA 2 4 0 66.0 1.64 21 3.528
Philadelphia Centennials
1 Bechtel George 1875 PH3 NA 2 12 0 126.0 3.93 27 1.542
Philadelphia Athletics (NL)
1 Knight Lon 1876 PHN NL 10 22 0 282.0 2.62 23 1.878
2 Zettlein George 1876 PHN NL 4 20 2 234.0 3.88 32 1.477
3 Coon William 1876 PHN NL 0 0 0 7.0 5.14 21 0.200
4 Lafferty Flip 1876 PHN NL 0 1 0 9.0 0.00 22 0.200
5 Meyerle Levi 1876 PHN NL 0 2 0 18.0 5.00 31 0.200
Philadelphia Athletics (PL)
1 Sanders Ben 1890 PHP PL 19 18 1 346.7 3.76 25 4.233
2 Knell Phil 1890 PHP PL 22 11 0 286.7 3.83 25 3.221
3 Buffinton Charlie 1890 PHP PL 19 15 1 283.3 3.81 29 2.990
4 Cunningham Bert 1890 PHP PL 3 9 0 108.7 5.22 25 2.308
5 Husted Bill 1890 PHP PL 5 10 0 129.0 4.88 24 0.841
Philadelphia Keystones
1 Bakely Jersey 1884 PHU UA 14 25 0 344.7 4.47 20 3.870
2 Fisher J. 1884 PHU UA 1 7 0 70.7 3.57 NA 0.919
3 Weaver Sam 1884 PHU UA 5 10 0 136.0 5.76 29 0.903
4 Gallagher Bill 1884 PHU UA 1 2 0 25.0 3.24 NA 0.462
5 McCormick Jerry 1884 PHU UA 0 0 0 2.0 9.00 NA 0.200
  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


Note: Age represents Age at the end of the calendar year. Top 20 Players (up to) above 10.000 PEVA-B or PEVA-P. AA = American Association, PCL = Pacific Coast League, FL = Federal League, NA = National Association, PL = Player's League, UA = Union Association, NL = National League, AL = American League.

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