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Adrian Constantine "Cap" Anson
Born: 1852   Died: 1922
Bats: Right   Throws: Right




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Anson's stats at thebaseballcube.com

Nicknames
"Cap"
"Pop"
"Uncle"
"Captain"

Hall of Fame
Baseball Evolution - 2006
Cooperstown - 1939

Years Played
1871-1897

Main Team
Chicago White Stockings/Colts 1876-1897

Other Teams
Philadelphia Athletics (National Association)1872-1875
Rockford Forest Citys (National Association)1871

Awards
none

All Star Appearances
none

Positional Breakdown
MGR 2288; 1B 2151; 3B 220; C 105; LF 46; RF 32; 2B 18; SS 9; CF 8; P 3

Notes of Significance

  • Hit over .300 in 24 of 27 seasons
  • First player to accumulate over 3,000 hits; would rank 9th all time counting his years in the National Association.
  • Led the NL in RBIs eight times; 3rd highest career total all time counting the NA
  • Led league in OBP four times, AB/K five
  • Credited with precipitating the NL's emergence as the Major League

Career Stats

Hitting
GAB RH 2B3B HRRBI SBSB% DP% AVGOBP SLGOPS OPS+TB BR+ HWS
252310277 19963418 581142 972076 N/AN/A N/A .333.393 .445.838 1414574 511 336


Fielding
FR FWS /162 FA+ RngF+ RNG ARM A-E A/G PB/G
50 41 2.92 2 .10 112 110 -10 N/A N/A


Managing
GW LW% Sea 1stPythag.
22881297 947.579 21 54.1




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