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Full Name: Roger Connor Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/220 First Game: May 1, 1880
Birthdate: July 1, 1857 Final Game: May 18, 1897
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut MLB Experience: 18 years
Died: January 4, 1931
Deathplace: Waterbury, Connecticut
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976


Biography

Roger Connor (Roger Connor) was born on July 1, 1857 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He made his Major League debut on May 1, 1880 for the Troy Trojans. In 1880, his rookie year, he hit .332 with 3 home runs and 47 RBI. Connor played for the Troy Trojans, New York Gothams, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Perfectos over the course of his 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Roger Connor's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1889, when he hit for a .317 average and knocked in 130 runs. However, others believe that it was 1887, when he slugged 17 home runs, stole 43 bases, hit for a .285 average and knocked in 104 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1880 TRO N 83 340 53 113 3 47 .332 .357 .459 18 8 13 21 0 0 0 0 0
1881 TRO N 85 367 55 107 2 31 .292 .319 .387 17 6 15 20 0 0 0 0 0
1882 TRO N 81 349 65 115 4 42 .330 .354 .530 22 18 13 20 0 0 0 0 0
1883 NY N 98 409 80 146 1 50 .357 .394 .506 28 15 25 16 0 0 0 0 0
1884 NY N 116 477 98 151 4 82 .317 .367 .417 28 4 38 32 0 0 0 0 0
1885 NY N 110 455 102 169 1 65 .371 .435 .495 23 15 51 8 0 0 0 0 0
1886 NY N 118 485 105 172 7 71 .355 .405 .540 29 20 41 15 0 0 17 0 0
1887 NY N 127 471 113 134 17 104 .285 .392 .541 26 22 75 50 8 0 43 0 0
1888 NY N 134 481 98 140 14 71 .291 .389 .480 15 17 73 44 4 0 27 0 0
1889 NY N 131 496 117 157 13 130 .317 .426 .528 32 17 93 46 2 0 21 0 0
1890 NY P 123 484 133 169 14 103 .349 .450 .548 24 15 88 32 1 0 22 0 0
1891 NY N 129 479 112 139 7 94 .290 .399 .449 29 13 83 39 4 0 27 0 0
1892 PHI N 155 564 123 166 12 73 .294 .420 .463 37 11 116 39 6 0 22 0 0
1893 NY N 135 511 111 156 11 105 .305 .413 .450 25 8 91 26 3 0 24 0 0
1894 STL N 99 380 83 122 7 79 .321 .410 .582 28 25 51 17 6 2 17 0 0
1894 NY N 22 82 10 24 1 14 .293 .356 .415 7 0 8 0 0 4 2 0 0
1894 TOT N 121 462 93 146 8 93 .316 .400 .552 35 25 59 17 6 6 19 0 0
1895 STL N 103 398 78 131 8 77 .329 .423 .508 29 9 63 10 2 2 9 0 0
1896 STL N 126 483 71 137 11 72 .284 .356 .433 21 9 52 14 2 0 10 0 0
1897 STL N 22 83 13 19 1 12 .229 .333 .325 3 1 13 0 0 1 3 0 0
Total PL 123 484 133 169 14 103 .349 .450 .548 24 15 88 32 1 0 22 0 0
Total NL 1874 7310 1487 2298 124 1219 .314 .393 .482 417 218 914 417 37 9 222 0 0
Total 1997 7794 1620 2467 138 1322 .317 .397 .486 441 233 1002 449 38 9 244 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1880 TRO N 3B 83 0 0 116 159 60 10 0 0 0 0 0 .821
1881 TRO N 1B 85 0 0 836 40 46 51 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1882 TRO N 1B 43 0 0 443 22 24 31 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1882 TRO N OF 24 0 0 52 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 .831
1882 TRO N 3B 14 0 0 23 33 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .862
1883 NY N 1B 98 0 0 958 40 44 37 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1884 NY N 3B 12 0 0 11 22 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .733
1884 NY N 2B 67 0 0 230 205 71 30 0 0 0 0 0 .860
1884 NY N OF 37 0 0 58 7 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1885 NY N 1B 110 0 0 1178 42 31 66 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1886 NY N 1B 118 0 0 1164 65 34 55 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1887 NY N 1B 127 0 0 1325 44 10 67 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1888 NY N 2B 1 0 0 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1888 NY N 1B 133 0 0 1337 43 26 57 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1889 NY N 1B 131 0 0 1265 32 30 68 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1889 NY N 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1890 NY P 1B 123 0 0 1335 80 21 79 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1891 NY N 1B 129 0 0 1362 56 25 77 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1892 PHI N 1B 155 0 0 1483 59 23 99 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1893 NY N 1B 135 0 0 1423 83 40 70 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1893 NY N 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1894 STL N 1B 99 0 0 897 68 26 72 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1894 NY N OF 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1894 NY N 1B 21 0 0 192 14 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1894 TOT N 1B 120 0 0 1089 82 31 84 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1895 STL N 1B 103 0 0 953 62 14 60 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1896 STL N 1B 126 0 0 1217 94 16 48 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1897 STL N 1B 22 0 0 237 12 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total 2B 68 0 0 239 207 71 32 0 0 0 0 0 .863
Total 3B 111 0 0 151 215 81 12 0 0 0 0 0 .819
Total 1B 1758 0 0 17605 856 419 955 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total OF 62 0 0 113 10 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 .831

Transactions

  • Signed by Troy Trojans (1880).
  • Signed by New York Gothams (1883).
  • Assigned to Philadelphia Phillies by Philadelphia Athletics (1892).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to New York Giants in exchange for Jack Boyle, Jack Sharrott and cash (March 11, 1893).

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