251. Deacon Phillippe

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251. Deacon Phillippe
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 23, 1872 in Rural Retreat, VA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 21, 1899
  • Final Game: August 13, 1911
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A Louisville Colonel for the first season of his career (1899), Deacon Phillippe was one of many players to be transferred to the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Colonels folded before the century's turn.  In Western Pennsylvania, Phillipe played the rest of his professional career, which as it turned out to be a pretty good one.

Phillippe won 21 Games with Louisville, and he would be a 20 Game winner in his first four seasons with Pittsburgh.  The Virginian's calling card was his control, leading the National League in BB/9 five times, SO/BB four times, and FIP twice.  He was a huge reason that the Pirates won the Pennant in 1903.

Late in his career, Phillippe was part of Pittsburgh's 1909 World Series win.  Retiring in 1911, he went 189-109 with a 2.59 ERA, 1.105 WHIP, and his BB/9 of 1.253 is in the top-twenty all-time.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Rural Retreat, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1909) 
    Lowest WHIP (1) (NL) (1903)
    Lowest BB/9 (5) (NL) (1902, 1903, 1905, 1906 & 1907)
    Highest SO/BB (4) (NL) (1902, 1903, 1904 & 1906)
    Lowest FIP (2) (NL) (1902 & 1904)

  • Other Points of Note:

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

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    16. BB/9: 1.253
    29. WHIP: 1.105
    36. FIP: 2.60
    54. Earned Run Average: 2.59
    91. Complete Games: 242

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1939: 0.4%
    1942: 0.4%
    1945: 0.8%
    1946: 0.5% (Nominating Vote)

  • Should be Inducted As A: Pittsburgh Pirate

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