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Oyster Burns

Image above: Oyster Burns. Burns played for Wilmington in 1884. Courtesy Library of Congress.

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

Wilmington played in the Union Association for only one season, 1884, and finished with a 2-16 record.



BATTING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI Ave. Age PEVA
1 Burns Oyster 1884 WIL UA 0 NA 0.143 20 2.444
2 Lynch Tom 1884 WIL UA 0 NA 0.276 24 1.832
3 Casey Dennis 1884 WIL UA 0 NA 0.250 26 1.198
4 Benners Ike 1884 WIL UA 0 NA 0.045 28 1.111
5 Bastian Charlie 1884 WIL UA 2 NA 0.200 24 0.646


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PITCHING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg W L SV IP ERA Age PEVA
1 Bakely Jersey 1884 WIL UA 0 2 0 17.0 4.24 20 3.870
2 Tenney Fred 1884 WIL UA 0 1 0 8.0 1.12 25 2.110
3 Murphy John 1884 WIL UA 0 6 0 48.0 3.00 NA 1.076
4 Nolan The Only 1884 WIL UA 1 4 0 40.0 2.92 27 0.999
5 McElroy Jim 1884 WIL UA 0 1 0 5.0 10.80 22 0.896
  • 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


Notes: 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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