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217. Jack Stivetts

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217. Jack Stivetts
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 31, 1868 in Ashland, PA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 26, 1889
  • Final Game: June 12, 1899
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“Happy” Jack Stivetts made his big league debut back in 1889 for the American Association's St. Louis Browns.  It was an exciting rookie year, as he only had a 12-7 record, but he led that league in ERA (2.25), ERA+ *186), FIP (2.93), WHIP (1.153), and SO/BB (2.10).  

In theory, that was his best year, but Stivetts had a lot more statistical accomplishments.  Stivetts was with the Browns for two more years, where he had records of 27-21 and 33-22, which was more than decent, in the era where Pitchers were few and far between in the starting rotation.

Stivetts would join the Boston Beaneaters in 1892, winning 61 Games in his first five years there, and he aided Boston in winning the early incarnation of the World Series against Cleveland.  He would suffer arm fatigue in 1897 and was out of the majors two years later, but he had an excellent record of 203-132 over his career. 

 

Stivetts also was a good hitter and often played in the Outfield.  With his bat, Stivetts posted a .298 Batting Average with 593 Hits with 35 Home Runs.

 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Ashland, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Boston Beaneaters, Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Browns
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Boston Beaneaters, 1892) 
    Lowest ERA (1) (AA) (1889)
    Lowest WHIP (1) (AA) (1889)
    Lowest H/9 (1) (AA) (1889)
    Highest SO/9 (1) (AA) (1889)
    Most Games Pitched (1) (AA) (1891)
    Most Strikeouts (1) (AA) (1891)
    Highest SO/BB (1) (AA) (1889)
    Most Games Finished (1) (1890)      
    Highest ERA+ (1) (AA) (1889)
    Lowest FIP (1) (AA) (1889)

  • Other Points of Note:

    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Saves)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Games Finished)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    57. Complete Games: 278

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Beaneater

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