Henry Porter, 1885
Stats: 33-21, 2.78 ERA, 53 complete games, 197 SO, 120 ERA+, 3.13 FIP, 1.11 WHIP
Baseball Reference WAR: 6.5
FanGraphs WAR: 4.6
Combined WAR: 5.55
Another major throwback today, as we’ll be looking back at Henry Porter’s 1885 season. Yesterday I had a trivia question as to what was the name of the team back then. Well, the answer is different than yesterday. I’ll give you a few seconds to guess what the name of the team was in 1885.
If you guessed the Grays, you’re correct!
Back in 1885, the right-handed Porter made 54 starts... and 53 of them were complete games. Man, what a time to be alive! Can you imagine a player making 3 starts, let alone finishing a season with 53 complete games?!
He was a workhorse that season, as he threw 481 2⁄3 innings.
Here is where Porter ranked across the American Association back in 1885:
- 33 wins (3rd)
- 2.78 (7th)
- 1.109 WHIP (7th)
- 481 2⁄3 (4th)
- 197 strikeouts (5th)
- 53 complete games (3rd)
- 120 ERA+ (6th)
Here is where Porter ranks in single-season Dodgers history:
- 33 wins (1st)
- 53 complete games (2nd)
- 481 2⁄3 innings (1st)
Tune in tomorrow to see who comes in at No. 97!