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Image above: Billy Hamilton. Hamilton played for the Kansas City Cowboys during his first two years in baseball, 1888 and 1889. The Cowboys played in the American Association. Courtesy Library of Congress.

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1871-Current (Regular Season)
Batting and Pitching. Kansas City Cowboys (AA), Kansas City Packers, Kansas City Cowboys (NL), Kansas City Cowboys (UA) .



BATTING

Kansas City Cowboys AA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Hamilton Billy 1889 KC2 AA 16.213 2 8.107 3 88 195 0.294
2 Long Herman 1889 KC2 AA 13.249 1 13.249 3 60 158 0.275
3 McTamany Jim 1888 KC2 AA 11.901 1 11.901 4 41 127 0.246
4 Burns Jim 1889 KC2 AA 11.650 2 5.825 5 101 196 0.304
5 Stearns Ecky 1889 KC2 AA 8.475 1 8.475 3 87 160 0.286
Kansas City Packers
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Kenworthy Bill 1915 KCF FL 31.636 2 15.818 18 143 291 0.309
2 Easterly Ted 1915 KCF FL 22.776 2 11.388 4 99 230 0.309
3 Chadbourne Chet 1915 KCF FL 21.925 2 10.963 2 72 294 0.252
4 Perring George 1915 KCF FL 20.490 2 10.245 9 136 281 0.268
5 Gilmore Grover 1915 KCF FL 18.288 2 9.144 2 79 269 0.286
Kansas City Cowboys NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Myers Al 1886 KCN NL 5.041 1 5.041 4 51 131 0.277
2 Radford Paul 1886 KCN NL 4.964 1 4.964 0 20 113 0.229
3 McQuery Mox 1886 KCN NL 4.197 1 4.197 4 38 111 0.247
4 Bassett Charley 1886 KCN NL 3.605 1 3.605 2 32 89 0.260
5 Rowe Dave 1886 KCN NL 3.549 1 3.549 3 57 103 0.240
Kansas City Cowboys UL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Black Bob 1884 KCU UA 1.493 1 1.493 1 0 36 0.247
2 Shafer Taylor 1884 KCU UA 1.122 1 1.122 0 0 28 0.171
3 McLaughlin Barney 1884 KCU UA 0.992 1 0.992 0 0 37 0.228
4 McLaughlin Frank 1884 KCU UA 0.906 1 0.906 1 0 28 0.228
5 Say Lou 1884 KCU UA 0.774 1 0.774 1 0 14 0.200


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PITCHING

Kansas City Cowboys AA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Conway Jim 1889 KC2 AA 7.431 1 7.431 19 19 0 335.0 3.25
2 Porter Henry 1889 KC2 AA 5.673 2 2.837 18 40 0 497.0 4.55
3 Swartzel Park 1889 KC2 AA 4.020 1 4.020 19 27 1 410.3 4.32
4 Sullivan Tom 1889 KC2 AA 1.998 2 0.999 10 24 0 302.0 4.05
5 Hoffman Frank 1888 KC2 AA 1.120 1 1.120 3 9 0 104.0 2.77
Kansas City Packers
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Cullop Nick 1915 KCF FL 17.620 2 8.810 36 30 3 598.0 2.39
2 Packard Gene 1915 KCF FL 14.384 2 7.192 40 26 7 583.7 2.79
3 Johnson Chief 1915 KCF FL 7.673 2 3.837 26 27 2 415.3 2.88
4 Main Alex 1915 KCF FL 4.588 1 4.588 13 14 3 230.0 2.54
5 Henning Pete 1915 KCF FL 2.873 2 1.436 14 25 4 345.0 3.83
Kansas City Cowboys NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Wiedman Stump 1886 KCN NL 3.572 1 3.572 12 36 0 427.7 4.50
2 Whitney Jim 1886 KCN NL 3.297 1 3.297 12 32 0 393.0 4.49
3 Conway Pete 1886 KCN NL 1.078 1 1.078 5 15 0 180.0 5.75
4 King Silver 1886 KCN NL 0.763 1 0.763 1 3 0 39.0 4.85
5 Lillie Jim 1886 KCN NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 0 0 6.0 4.50
6 McKeon Larry 1886 KCN NL 0.111 1 0.111 0 2 0 21.0 10.71
Kansas City Cowboys UL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Veach Peek-A-Boo 1884 KCU UA 2.327 1 2.327 3 9 0 104.0 2.42
2 Crothers Doug 1884 KCU UA 1.348 1 1.348 1 2 0 25.0 1.80
3 Black Bob 1884 KCU UA 1.201 1 1.201 4 9 0 123.0 3.22
4 Hickman Ernie 1884 KCU UA 0.793 1 0.793 4 13 0 137.3 4.52
5 Blaisdell Dick 1884 KCU UA 0.668 1 0.668 0 3 0 26.0 8.65
  • 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: Note: Kansas City Cowboys, UA: All players on 2nd stint of year (partial year with club).

Photo/Image Credits: Baseball painting, Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson. Library of Congress.

Note: Player PEVA for players with Multiple Teams in one season have been adjusted by percentage of use.

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