Cap Anson

Cap Anson

Superstar
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Possibly the most important figure in the sport in the 19th century, but also one of the most vile. He often bet on games and frequently refused to play against blacks. He was dictatorial, petty, and a great ballplayer.

primary position

First Base

primary team

Chicago Cubs

playing career

1871—1897

nickname

Born

April 17, 1852, in Marshalltown, IO

died

April 14, 1922, in Chicago, IL, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 225

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Average HOF 1B
Hitting
70
Power
70
Running
30
Fielding
60
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
3
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
5-6-1871
FINAL GAME
10-3-1897
CAREER AGE
19-45
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

94.1

career value

WAR7

41.9

long peak

WAR5C

30.9

prime

WAR3

20.3

short peak
Average HOF 1B

66.5

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 1B

42.5

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

20.9

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

433.5

career value

WIN shares 7

175.2

long peak

Win SHares 5C

125.2

prime

Win SHares 3

85.9

short peak
Average HOF 1B

348.1

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 1B

202.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

97.0

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

First Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1871—1897

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#11
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#2
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#4
JAWS POSITION
#33
JAWS TOP 100
.334
Batting Average
.394
On-Base Percentage
.447
Slugging Percentage
6
home runs per season
0
Stolen Bases per season