77. Charlie Buffinton

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77. Charlie Buffinton
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 14, 1861 in Fall River, MA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 17, 1882
  • Final Game: June 28, 1892
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As much as we keep studying Baseball, we can’t help but be amazed by the staggering amount of innings pitched by the pre 1900 hurlers. Would they look at us with a puzzled look if we went back in time and suggested a “pitch count”?

One of those Pitchers we speak of is Charlie Buffinton, who first became a workhorse for the Boston Beaneaters. Throughout his career, Buffinton relied on a particularly effective sinkerball and would fan 1,700 batters and win 233 games. He also finished with a career WAR of 56.1 which is another impressive career tally. Buffinton retired mid-season in 1892 at the age of 31, when he was asked to take a pay cut. Although he was having the worst season of his career (and the following season would have the mound pushed back ten feet), it is conceivable that Buffinton would have continued to add to his statistics that would have made him a Hall of Famer. As it stands now, he is one of many who are enjoying a renewed look at his career, and way back in a long line for a Veteran’s Committee to look at.

Should Charlie Buffington be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 30%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Beaneaters, Philadelphia Quakers, Boston Reds
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest War for Pitchers (1) (NL) (1888)
    Lowest WHIP (1) (AA) (1891)
  • Other Points of Note: 4 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finsihes (FIP)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 26. Complete Games: 351
    53. WAR for Pitchers: 60.7
    65. Wins: 233
    81. Innings Pitched: 3,404
  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Beaneater

Should Charlie Buffington be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 30%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10%
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