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Full Name: Edward Stewart Plank Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/175 First Game: May 13, 1901
Birthdate: August 31, 1875 Final Game: August 6, 1917
Birthplace: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: February 24, 1926
Deathplace: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946


Biography

Born on August 31, 1875 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Eddie Plank (Edward Stewart Plank) played for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers and St. Louis Browns over the course of his 17 year career. Plank broke into the bigs on May 13, 1901 with the Philadelphia Athletics, and put up a 3.31 ERA in 260.2 innings pitched in 1901, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Eddie Plank's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1904, when he posted a 2.17 ERA, won 26 games and struck out 201 batters. However, others believe that it was 1905, when he posted a 2.26 ERA, won 24 games and struck out 210 batters.

Career Highlights

  • All-Star Games:
  • World Series Appearances: 1905, 1911, 1913, 1914
Pitched in 7 World Series games (6 GS, 2-5 record, 1.32 ERA)
  • World Series Champion: 1911, 1913

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1901 PHI A 33 32 17 13 3.31 90 133 96 28 1 0 260.2 254 2 68 0 13 12
1902 PHI A 36 32 20 15 3.30 107 140 110 31 1 0 300 319 5 61 0 4 18
1903 PHI A 43 40 23 16 2.38 176 128 89 33 3 0 336 317 5 65 0 8 23
1904 PHI A 44 43 26 17 2.17 201 111 86 37 7 0 357.1 311 2 86 0 6 19
1905 PHI A 41 41 24 12 2.26 210 113 87 35 4 0 346.2 287 3 75 0 9 24
1906 PHI A 26 25 19 6 2.25 108 70 53 21 5 0 211.2 173 1 51 0 1 15
1907 PHI A 43 40 24 16 2.20 183 115 84 33 8 0 343.2 282 5 85 0 5 17
1908 PHI A 34 28 14 16 2.17 135 77 59 21 4 1 244.2 202 1 46 0 7 9
1909 PHI A 34 33 19 10 1.76 132 74 52 24 3 0 265.1 215 1 62 0 4 8
1910 PHI A 38 32 16 10 2.01 123 89 56 22 1 2 250.1 218 3 55 0 5 8
1911 PHI A 40 30 23 8 2.10 149 85 60 24 6 4 256.2 237 2 77 0 5 14
1912 PHI A 37 30 26 6 2.22 110 90 64 23 5 2 259.2 234 1 83 0 5 6
1913 PHI A 41 30 18 10 2.60 151 84 70 18 7 4 242.2 211 3 57 0 4 6
1914 PHI A 34 22 15 7 2.87 110 68 59 12 4 3 185.1 178 2 42 0 4 6
1915 STL F 42 31 21 11 2.08 147 75 62 23 6 3 268.1 212 1 54 0 4 3
1916 STL A 37 26 16 15 2.33 88 78 61 17 3 3 235.2 203 2 67 0 2 6
1917 STL A 20 14 5 6 1.79 26 39 26 8 1 1 131 105 2 38 0 1 2
Total FL 42 31 21 11 2.08 147 75 62 23 6 3 268.1 212 1 54 0 4 3
Total AL 581 498 305 183 2.37 2099 1494 1112 387 63 20 4227.1 3746 40 1018 0 83 193
Total 623 529 326 194 2.35 2246 1569 1174 410 69 23 4495.2 3958 41 1072 0 87 196

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1901 PHI A P 33 0 0 6 63 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1902 PHI A P 36 0 0 18 74 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1903 PHI A P 43 0 0 23 85 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1904 PHI A P 44 0 0 22 103 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1905 PHI A P 41 0 0 24 82 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1906 PHI A P 26 0 0 16 46 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1907 PHI A P 43 0 0 33 88 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1908 PHI A P 34 0 0 17 45 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1909 PHI A P 34 0 0 11 82 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1910 PHI A P 38 0 0 9 64 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1911 PHI A P 40 0 0 7 71 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1912 PHI A P 37 0 0 6 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1913 PHI A P 41 0 0 6 59 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1914 PHI A P 34 0 0 7 36 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1915 STL F P 42 0 0 13 58 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1916 STL A P 37 0 0 6 51 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1917 STL A P 20 0 0 5 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
Total P 623 0 0 229 1108 40 37 0 0 0 0 0 .971

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1901 PHI A 33 99 10 18 0 3 .182 .257 .182 0 0 5 0 5 2 0 0 0
1902 PHI A 36 120 15 35 0 16 .292 .315 .358 6 1 3 0 1 4 4 0 0
1903 PHI A 45 134 18 25 1 8 .187 .199 .261 5 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0
1904 PHI A 45 129 9 31 0 11 .240 .274 .271 2 1 4 0 2 6 0 0 0
1905 PHI A 41 126 12 29 0 5 .230 .276 .254 3 0 7 0 1 2 0 0 0
1906 PHI A 26 73 6 17 0 6 .233 .273 .260 0 1 3 0 1 5 0 0 0
1907 PHI A 43 123 9 26 1 9 .211 .254 .260 1 1 6 0 1 8 1 0 0
1908 PHI A 36 89 4 16 0 4 .180 .198 .225 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
1909 PHI A 35 96 5 21 1 7 .219 .250 .271 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0
1910 PHI A 38 86 6 11 0 8 .128 .185 .151 2 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 0
1911 PHI A 40 94 7 18 0 10 .191 .232 .213 2 0 5 0 0 6 0 0 0
1912 PHI A 37 90 5 24 0 9 .267 .305 .311 2 1 4 0 1 11 0 0 0
1913 PHI A 41 76 8 8 0 6 .105 .244 .118 1 0 11 16 3 6 0 0 0
1914 PHI A 34 60 6 9 0 5 .150 .203 .183 2 0 4 14 0 7 1 0 0
1915 STL F 42 93 7 24 0 8 .258 .303 .333 5 1 6 16 0 4 0 0 0
1916 STL A 37 81 3 15 0 5 .185 .224 .198 1 0 4 16 0 4 2 0 0
1917 STL A 20 38 0 4 0 2 .105 .190 .132 1 0 3 10 1 4 0 0 0
Total FL 42 93 7 24 0 8 .258 .303 .333 5 1 6 16 0 4 0 0 0
Total AL 587 1514 123 307 3 114 .203 .247 .239 34 6 65 56 24 72 13 0 0
Total 629 1607 130 331 3 122 .206 .250 .245 39 7 71 72 24 76 13 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia Athletics (May, 1901).
  • Sold by St. Louis Terriers to St. Louis Browns with Babe Borton, Harry Chapman, Doc Crandall, Charlie Deal, Bob Groom, Grover Hartley, Ernie Johnson, Armando Marsans, Ward Miller and Jack Tobin (February 10, 1916).
  • Traded by St. Louis Browns with Del Pratt to New York Yankees in exchange for Les Nunamaker, Fritz Maisel, Nick Cullop, Urban Shocker, Joe Gedeon and $15000 (January 22, 1918).

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