Update: 19th Century baseball stars

Old Time baseball
From left, King Kelly, Big Ed Delahanty, Cap Anson, Monte Ward and Al Spalding.

We’ve added a small update to the Baseball page with a selection of 19th century baseball stars. Cap Anson and Ed Delehanty have comparable numbers to the modern players. The rest are there as a sampling from baseball’s rough-and-tumble formative period. Individual pages will come for each player.

Here are the ratings:

19th Century Position Games Total Per 160 Sqr
Root
Sum Off Def
Ed Delahanty LF 1835 173.04 15.09 13.15 28.24 24.58 5.60
Cap Anson 1B 2523 207.14 13.14 14.39 27.53 22.91 3.36
King Kelly RF 1455 130.29 14.33 11.41 25.74 24.17 4.18
Monte Ward P-SS 1825 167.05 12.81 12.92 25.73 16.03 9.58
Buck Ewing C 1315 115.38 14.04 10.74 24.78 22.24 8.80
Jim O’Rourke LF 1999 143.95 11.52 12.00 23.52 19.21 3.83
Old Hoss Radbourn P 653 100.06 13.90 10.00 23.90 7.81 19.98
Ross Barnes SS 499 50.23 16.11 7.09 23.19 26.11 6.11
Tip O’Neill LF 1054 91.12 13.41 9.55 22.96 21.39 5.43
Al Spalding P 411 57.60 12.52 7.59 20.11 11.29 13.75

 

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