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Tim Keefe

Image above: Tim Keefe. Keefe played for the New York Metropolitans from 1883-1884 and the New York Giants of the Players League in 1890. Courtesy Library of Congress.

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

New York Mutuals (NA) 1871-1875, New York Mutuals (NL) 1876, New York Metropolitans (AA) 1883-1887, New York Giants (PL) 1890.



BATTING

New York Mutuals NA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Start Joe 1875 NY2 NA 46.839 5 9.368 8 187 387 0.295
2 Eggler Dave 1873 NY2 NA 46.499 3 15.500 0 72 235 0.333
3 Hatfield John 1875 NY2 NA 39.408 5 7.882 3 143 281 0.279
4 Hicks Nat 1875 NY2 NA 22.618 3 7.539 1 69 178 0.271
5 Wolters Rynie 1871 NY2 NA 21.178 1 21.178 0 44 51 0.370
6 Higham Dick 1875 NY2 NA 16.542 4 4.135 1 90 223 0.303
7 Holdsworth Jim 1875 NY2 NA 11.953 2 5.976 0 51 167 0.300
8 Bechtel George 1872 NY2 NA 11.150 1 11.150 0 41 74 0.298
9 Pearce Dickey 1872 NY2 NA 10.719 2 5.360 1 43 84 0.228
New York Mutuals NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Hallinan Jimmy 1876 NY3 NL 4.913 1 4.913 2 36 67 0.279
2 Treacey Fred 1876 NY3 NL 4.126 1 4.126 0 18 54 0.211
3 Start Joe 1876 NY3 NL 3.497 1 3.497 0 21 73 0.277
4 Holdsworth Jim 1876 NY3 NL 3.157 1 3.157 0 19 64 0.266
5 Craver Bill 1876 NY3 NL 2.237 1 2.237 0 22 55 0.224
New York Metropolitans
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Orr Dave 1887 NY4 AA 81.804 6 13.634 26 357 650 0.348
2 Nelson Candy 1887 NY4 AA 48.971 5 9.794 2 77 500 0.258
3 Roseman Chief 1887 NY4 AA 39.418 5 7.884 14 126 526 0.257
4 Brady Steve 1886 NY4 AA 30.906 4 7.727 4 97 479 0.264
5 Esterbrook Dude 1887 NY4 AA 22.793 3 7.598 1 7 270 0.274
6 Hankinson Frank 1887 NY4 AA 21.168 3 7.056 5 178 344 0.246
7 Kennedy Ed 1885 NY4 AA 10.343 3 3.448 5 21 221 0.204
New York Giants PL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Connor Roger 1890 NYP PL 25.866 1 25.866 14 103 169 0.349
2 O'Rourke Jim 1890 NYP PL 16.853 1 16.853 9 115 172 0.360
3 Ewing Buck 1890 NYP PL 12.724 1 12.724 8 72 119 0.338
4 Gore George 1890 NYP PL 10.430 1 10.430 10 55 127 0.318
5 Richardson Danny 1890 NYP PL 7.003 1 7.003 4 80 135 0.256


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PITCHING

New York Mutuals NA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Mathews Bobby 1875 NY2 NA 63.252 3 21.084 100 83 0 1647.7 2.41
2 Cummings Candy 1872 NY2 NA 26.548 1 26.548 33 20 0 497.0 2.52
3 Wolters Rynie 1871 NY2 NA 21.840 1 21.840 16 16 0 283.0 3.43
4 Martin Phonney 1873 NY2 NA 0.652 1 0.652 0 1 0 34.0 3.44
5 Hatfield John 1874 NY2 NA 0.200 1 0.200 0 1 0 8.0 2.25
New York Mutuals NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Mathews Bobby 1876 NY3 NL 5.545 1 5.545 21 34 0 516.0 2.86
2 Larkin Terry 1876 NY3 NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 1 0 9.0 3.00
3 Booth Eddie 1876 NY3 NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 0 0 5.0 10.80
New York Metropolitans
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Keefe Tim 1884 NY4 AA 42.664 2 21.332 78 44 0 1102.0 2.34
2 Lynch Jack 1887 NY4 AA 23.697 5 4.739 100 95 0 1749.7 3.66
3 Cushman Ed 1887 NY4 AA 7.498 3 2.499 35 49 0 736.7 3.89
4 Mays Al 1887 NY4 AA 7.452 2 3.726 28 62 0 791.3 4.14
5 Shaffer John 1887 NY4 AA 4.122 2 2.061 7 14 0 181.0 4.57
New York Giants PL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Keefe Tim 1890 NYP PL 3.709 1 3.709 17 11 0 229.0 3.38
2 O'Day Hank 1890 NYP PL 3.441 1 3.441 22 13 3 329.0 4.21
3 Crane Ed 1890 NYP PL 2.641 1 2.641 16 19 0 330.3 4.63
4 Ewing John 1890 NYP PL 2.579 1 2.579 18 12 2 267.3 4.24
5 Hatfield Gil 1890 NYP PL 0.200 1 0.200 1 1 1 7.7 3.52
  • 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: 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. Player PEVA for players with Multiple Teams in one season have been adjusted by percentage of use.

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