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261. Al Orth
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 5, 1872 in Sedalia, MO USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 15, 1895
  • Final Game: September 20, 1909
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You could argue that Al Orth took a workmanlike approach to the craft of Pitching as he made the most of his control and ability to change speeds effortlessly.

Orth played for the Philadelphia Phillies in his first seven seasons (1895-1901), where he won an even 100 Games against 72 Losses.  He led the National League in WHIP (1.001) and BB/9 (1.0), and the season after, when he joined the Washington Senators, he again led his new league in BB/9 (1.1).  Notably, Orth finished in the top ten in BB/9 nine times.  After two years in change with the Washington Senators, he was traded during the 1904 campaign to the New York Highlanders, and with the team that would eventually become the Yankees, he had a league-leading 27 Wins in 1906. That was Orth's last good year, as skills tapered off, and he was out of the Majors in 1909.

Despite having a bWAR over 50 and more than 200 Wins, Orth never appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Sedalia, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1) (AL) (1906)
    Most Wins (1) (AL) (1906)
    Lowest WHIP (1) (NL) (1901)
    Lowest BB/9 (2) (NL) (1901) (AL) (1902)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (AL) (1905)
    Most Complete Games (1) (AL) (1906)
    Most Shutouts (1) (NL) (1901)


  • Other Points of Note:

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

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    31. Games Started: 324
    49. BB/9: 1.773
    88. Innings Pitched: 3,354.2

  • Should be Inducted As A: Philadelphia Phillie

Should Al Orth be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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