48. Tully Sparks
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 12, 1874 in Etna, GA USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 15, 1897
  • Final Game: June 08, 1910

Tully Sparks enters this list based on the strength of three strong seasons (1905-1907).  In that three year span he would have ERAs under 2.20, all of which were good enough for the top ten in that category.  He would also finish in the top ten those seasons in bWAR for Pitchers and WHIP, the best of which was a 0.966 in 1906 in the latter category.  It is worth noting that his control was very good as he finished in the top ten in BB/9 five times for Philadelphia.

Overall, Tully Sparks had an even 95 and 95 record for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Jumped from the Boston Americans before the 1903 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1910 Season.
  • Games Played: 224
  • Notable Statistics: 95-95 Record
    198 Games Started
    2.48 ERA
    150 Complete Games
    7 Saves
    1,698 Innings Pitched
    586 Strikeouts
    2.60 FIP
    1.133 WHIP
    19.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1905)
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