• Stat Geek Baseball

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.

Schibe Park

Best Careers 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 Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Anson Cap 1875 PH1 NA 53.497 4 13.374 0 181 384 0.364
2 Meyerle Levi 1872 PH1 NA 28.933 2 14.466 5 71 112 0.406
3 McGeary Mike 1874 PH1 NA 27.884 3 9.295 0 88 251 0.326
4 Fisler Wes 1875 PH1 NA 27.606 5 5.521 1 159 334 0.316
5 Sutton Ezra 1875 PH1 NA 27.018 3 9.006 1 120 268 0.318
6 Cuthbert Ned 1872 PH1 NA 26.003 2 13.001 4 77 125 0.305
7 Malone Fergy 1872 PH1 NA 20.018 2 10.009 1 72 106 0.305
8 McBride Dick 1875 PH1 NA 18.444 5 3.689 0 174 306 0.260
9 Force Davy 1875 PH1 NA 17.860 1 17.860 0 49 120 0.311
10 Hall George 1875 PH1 NA 16.453 1 16.453 4 62 107 0.299
11 Clapp John 1875 PH1 NA 15.941 3 5.314 4 87 187 0.283
12 McMullin John 1874 PH1 NA 14.411 2 7.206 2 61 152 0.312
13 Reach Al 1875 PH1 NA 11.160 5 2.232 0 57 97 0.247
14 Craver Bill 1875 PH1 NA 10.479 1 10.479 2 40 83 0.319
15 Mack Denny 1872 PH1 NA 10.386 1 10.386 0 34 59 0.288
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Stovey Harry 1889 PH4 AA 157.628 7 22.518 76 544 1036 0.302
2 Larkin Henry 1891 PH4 AA 116.041 7 16.577 36 555 1031 0.301
3 Lyons Denny 1890 PH4 AA 80.785 5 16.157 28 351 658 0.329
4 Welch Curt 1890 PH4 AA 40.991 3 13.664 3 140 401 0.274
5 Milligan Jocko 1891 PH4 AA 36.912 5 7.382 23 240 476 0.286
6 O'Brien Jack 1890 PH4 AA 35.196 6 5.866 10 273 505 0.273
7 Bierbauer Lou 1889 PH4 AA 31.800 4 7.950 10 314 572 0.268
8 Knight Lon 1885 PH4 AA 21.689 3 7.230 2 67 264 0.256
9 Purcell Blondie 1890 PH4 AA 20.622 4 5.155 2 172 389 0.290
10 Houck Sadie 1885 PH4 AA 19.045 2 9.523 0 54 239 0.278
11 Coleman John 1889 PH4 AA 18.954 4 4.739 5 136 263 0.259
12 Birchall Jud 1884 PH4 AA 17.291 3 5.764 1 51 254 0.252
13 Corey Fred 1885 PH4 AA 16.690 3 5.563 7 78 292 0.260
14 Stricker Cub 1885 PH4 AA 16.474 4 4.118 3 99 334 0.239
15 Moynahan Mike 1884 PH4 AA 16.146 2 8.073 1 67 124 0.307
16 Wood George 1891 PH4 AA 15.229 1 15.229 3 61 163 0.309
17 Poorman Tom 1888 PH4 AA 14.528 2 7.264 6 105 242 0.250
18 Hallman Bill 1891 PH4 AA 10.783 1 10.783 6 69 166 0.283
19 Robinson Wilbert 1890 PH4 AA 10.004 5 2.001 7 155 330 0.227
Philadelphia Whites
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Meyerle Levi 1875 PH2 NA 19.272 2 9.636 4 112 178 0.330
2 Craver Bill 1874 PH2 NA 15.032 1 15.032 0 56 91 0.343
3 Fulmer Chick 1875 PH2 NA 14.106 3 4.702 1 99 203 0.257
4 Eggler Dave 1874 PH2 NA 12.715 1 12.715 0 31 95 0.318
5 Malone Fergy 1875 PH2 NA 10.427 2 5.213 0 53 103 0.270
Philadelphia Centennials
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Craver Bill 1875 PH3 NA 2.620 1 2.620 0 5 18 0.277
2 Bechtel George 1875 PH3 NA 0.891 1 0.891 0 7 17 0.279
3 McGinley Tim 1875 PH3 NA 0.733 1 0.733 0 5 12 0.231
4 Warner Fred 1875 PH3 NA 0.706 1 0.706 0 2 14 0.246
5 Treacey Fred 1875 PH3 NA 0.574 1 0.574 0 2 12 0.261
Philadelphia Athletics NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Hall George 1876 PHN NL 19.290 1 19.290 5 45 98 0.366
2 Meyerle Levi 1876 PHN NL 8.147 1 8.147 0 34 87 0.340
3 Force Davy 1876 PHN NL 5.165 1 5.165 0 17 66 0.232
4 Fisler Wes 1876 PHN NL 4.809 1 4.809 1 30 80 0.288
5 Sutton Ezra 1876 PHN NL 4.636 1 4.636 1 31 70 0.297
Philadelphia Athletics PL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Shindle Billy 1890 PHP PL 19.068 1 19.068 10 90 189 0.324
2 Wood George 1890 PHP PL 15.312 1 15.312 9 102 156 0.289
3 Griffin Mike 1890 PHP PL 12.624 1 12.624 6 54 140 0.286
4 Mulvey Joe 1890 PHP PL 9.179 1 9.179 6 87 149 0.287
5 Farrar Sid 1890 PHP PL 5.644 1 5.644 1 69 123 0.256
Philadelphia Keystones
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Hoover Buster 1884 PHU UA 8.132 1 8.132 0 0 100 0.364
2 Kienzle Bill 1884 PHU UA 4.253 1 4.253 0 0 76 0.254
3 McCormick Jerry 1884 PHU UA 3.702 1 3.702 0 0 84 0.285
4 Clements Jack 1884 PHU UA 2.903 1 2.903 3 0 50 0.282
5 Flynn Joe 1884 PHU UA 2.286 1 2.286 4 0 52 0.249


Sponsor this page for $75 per year. Your banner or text ad can fill the space above. Click here to Sponsor the page and see how to reserve your ad.

PITCHING

Philadelphia Athletics NA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 McBride Dick 1875 PH1 NA 67.696 5 13.539 149 74 0 2048.7 2.86
2 Fisher Cherokee 1873 PH1 NA 4.479 1 4.479 3 4 1 84.3 1.81
3 Knight Lon 1875 PH1 NA 1.367 1 1.367 6 5 0 107.0 2.44
4 Bechtel George 1875 PH1 NA 0.975 2 0.488 4 3 0 62.0 4.65
5 Sutton Ezra 1875 PH1 NA 0.200 1 0.200 0 0 0 6.0 7.50
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Weyhing Gus 1891 PH4 AA 43.174 4 10.793 115 87 0 1769.3 3.19
2 Seward Ed 1890 PH4 AA 36.855 4 9.214 87 71 0 1463.3 3.41
3 Mathews Bobby 1887 PH4 AA 32.970 5 6.594 106 61 0 1489.7 3.06
4 McMahon Sadie 1890 PH4 AA 17.088 2 8.544 43 30 1 652.0 3.41
5 Taylor Billy 1887 PH4 AA 9.066 3 3.022 20 17 0 321.3 2.66
Philadelphia Whites
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Zettlein George 1875 PH2 NA 21.736 2 10.868 48 23 0 640.3 2.61
2 Fisher Cherokee 1875 PH2 NA 8.534 1 8.534 22 19 0 356.7 1.92
3 Cummings Candy 1874 PH2 NA 6.770 1 6.770 28 26 0 482.0 2.88
4 Borden Joe 1875 PH2 NA 3.528 1 3.528 2 4 0 66.0 1.64
5 Bechtel George 1874 PH2 NA 0.832 2 0.416 1 5 0 58.0 4.03
Philadelphia Centennials
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Bechtel George 1875 PH3 NA 1.200 1 1.200 2 12 0 126.0 3.93
Philadelphia Athletics NL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Knight Lon 1876 PHN NL 1.878 1 1.878 10 22 0 282.0 2.62
2 Zettlein George 1876 PHN NL 1.477 1 1.477 4 20 2 234.0 3.88
3 Coon William 1876 PHN NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 0 0 7.0 5.14
4 Meyerle Levi 1876 PHN NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 2 0 18.0 5.00
5 Lafferty Flip 1876 PHN NL 0.200 1 0.200 0 1 0 9.0 0.00
Philadelphia Athletics PL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Sanders Ben 1890 PHP PL 4.233 1 4.233 19 18 1 346.7 3.76
2 Knell Phil 1890 PHP PL 3.221 1 3.221 22 11 0 286.7 3.83
3 Buffinton Charlie 1890 PHP PL 2.990 1 2.990 19 15 1 283.3 3.81
4 Husted Bill 1890 PHP PL 0.841 1 0.841 5 10 0 129.0 4.88
5 Cunningham Bert 1890 PHP PL 0.785 1 0.785 3 9 0 108.7 5.22
Philadelphia Keystones
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Bakely Jersey 1884 PHU UA 3.380 1 3.380 14 25 0 344.7 4.47
2 Fisher J. 1884 PHU UA 0.919 1 0.919 1 7 0 70.7 3.57
3 Weaver Sam 1884 PHU UA 0.903 1 0.903 5 10 0 136.0 5.76
4 Gallagher Bill 1884 PHU UA 0.462 1 0.462 1 2 0 25.0 3.24
5 Maul Al 1884 PHU UA 0.200 1 0.200 0 1 0 8.0 4.50
  • 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.

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

Baseball Evaluation, Stat Geek Baseball, and all materials on this site are the 2015 Copyright and intellectual property of JDP ECON and their licensors. All worldwide rights reserved. The Baseball Evaluation system was developed independently of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association and is not endorsed by or associated in any way with either organization.

Note: All Baseball Evaluation Stats and Stat Geek Baseball Stats were developed by JDP Econ & are the proprietary property of JDP ECON. All rights reserved. If Baseball Evaluation stats are used in articles, etc., please credit statgeekbaseball.com or baseballevaluation.com.

For more on the Best Teams Ever, including the Top 50 batting, pitching, and total teams, plus more, check out Stat Geek Baseball, the Best Ever Book below.

  • Cheap baseball tickets

More Baseball