Around the Majors: Blue Jays sign Ryan

1) The Blue Jays have reportedly signed a preliminary agreement to sign free agent P B.J. Ryan to a 5 year, $47 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27    5   3.40   76   0   50.1   63 11.26 12.87   4   1   0   3   2  Orioles      
2004 28   25   2.28   76   0   87    122 12.62 10.34   4   6   3   8   2  Orioles      
2005 29   13   2.43   69   0   70.1  100 12.80 10.49   1   4  36   4   1  Orioles      
CAREER    39   3.54  405   0  381.1  465 10.97 12.13  16  19  42  22  13 
LG AVG     0   4.57           381.1  267  6.29 13.03  21  21 

2) Today’s birthdays–

JIM CANAVAN, 1866-1949
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1891   24  -32  .297  .380  .677  .362   5.28  .238  10   87   28  136  Brewers/Porkers
1892   25  -29  .248  .239  .488  .284   2.98  .166   0   32   33  118  Cubs         
1893   26  -35  .305  .317  .622  .324   4.88  .226   5   64   31  121  Reds         
CAR       -120  .304  .344  .648  .355   4.91  .223  30  287  114  539 
LG AVG       0  .355  .379  .733  .500   6.68  .279  18  318  124 
POS AVG    -12  .351  .369  .720  .491   6.49  .273  17  300  138 

HUGH DUFFY, 1866-1954
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1890   23   41  .384  .470  .853  .645  10.01  .320   7   82   78  138  Pirates      
1891   24   67  .408  .453  .861  .746  10.96  .336   9  110   85  127  Red Stocking 
1893   26   45  .416  .461  .876  .669  10.71  .363   6  118   44  131  Braves       
1894   27  113  .502  .694 1.196  .791  18.50  .440  18  145   48  125  Braves       
CAR        374  .384  .449  .834  .623   8.63  .324 106 1302  574 1737 
LG AVG       0  .351  .380  .731  .500   6.36  .283  52  937  354 
POS AVG    206  .371  .408  .779  .579   7.47  .298  68  974  472 

BOB ELLIOTT, 1916-66
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1947   30   48  .410  .517  .927  .718   8.23  .317  22  113    3  150  Braves       
1948   31   43  .423  .474  .897  .696   7.87  .283  23  100    6  151  Braves       
1950   33   39  .386  .512  .898  .703   7.31  .305  24  107    2  142  Braves       
CAR        265  .375  .440  .815  .610   6.16  .289 170 1195   60 1978 
LG AVG       0  .340  .387  .727  .500   4.83  .268 129  840   73 
POS AVG     34  .346  .394  .740  .516   5.02  .269 144  870   68 

CHUCK FINLEY, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1990 27   42   2.40   32  32  236    177  6.75 11.17  18   9   0  19   8  Angels       
1993 30   39   3.15   35  35  251.1  187  6.70 11.85  16  14   0  20  10  Angels       
1998 35   29   3.39   34  34  223.1  212  8.54 13.10  11   9   0  13   7  Angels       
CAREER   203   3.85  524 467 3197.1 2610  7.35 12.60 200 173   0 213 160 
LG AVG     0   4.43          3197.1 2127  5.99 13.06 179 179 

LEFTY GOMEZ, 1908-89
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1931 22   44   2.63   40  26  243    150  5.56 10.93  21   9   3  21   9  Yankees      
1934 25   57   2.33   38  33  282    158  5.04 10.18  26   5   1  23   8  Yankees      
1937 28   69   2.33   34  34  278    194  6.28 10.59  21  11   0  25   7  Yankees      
1938 29   41   3.35   32  32  239    129  4.86 12.77  18  12   0  20  10  Yankees      
CAREER   241   3.34  368 320 2503.2 1468  5.28 12.24 189 102   9 175 116 
LG AVG     0   4.50          2503.2  955  3.43 13.75 140 140 

LARRY GURA, AGE: 58
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1978 30   27   2.72   35  26  221.2   81  3.29 10.03  16   4   0  13   7  Royals       
1980 32   31   2.95   36  36  283.1  113  3.59 11.21  18  10   0  18  10  Royals       
1981 33   17   2.72   23  23  172.1   61  3.19  9.30  11   8   0  12   7  Royals       
CAREER    51   3.76  403 261 2047    801  3.52 11.72 126  97  14 119 104 
LG AVG     0   3.94          2047   1094  4.81 12.46 114 114 

RICHIE HEBNER, AGE: 58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1969   21   24  .380  .420  .801  .660   6.02  .301   8   47    4  129  Pirates      
1972   24   34  .378  .508  .886  .717   7.22  .300  19   72    0  124  Pirates      
1973   25   25  .346  .477  .823  .652   5.86  .271  25   74    0  144  Pirates      
CAR        187  .352  .438  .790  .592   5.51  .276 203  890   38 1908 
LG AVG       0  .331  .389  .720  .500   4.48  .263 135  701  119 
POS AVG     41  .338  .406  .743  .517   4.73  .264 170  802   71 

JAY HOWELL, AGE: 50
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1984 28   12   2.69   61   1  103.2  109  9.46 10.42   9   4   7   8   5  Yankees      
1985 29   11   2.85   63   0   98     68  6.24 11.94   9   8  29  11   6  A's          
1988 32   11   2.08   50   0   65     70  9.69  9.14   5   3  21   6   2  Dodgers      
1989 33   14   1.58   56   0   79.2   55  6.21  9.26   5   3  28   6   2  Dodgers      
1990 34   11   2.18   45   0   66     59  8.05 11.59   5   5  16   7   3  Dodgers      
1993 37   11   2.31   54   0   58.1   37  5.71  9.87   3   3   0   4   2  Braves       
CAREER    40   3.34  568  21  844.2  666  7.10 11.64  58  53 155  64  47 
LG AVG     0   3.94           844.2  520  5.54 12.31  47  47 

BOB JOHNSON, 1906-82
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1937   30   45  .425  .556  .981  .703   9.15  .306  25  108    9  138  A's          
1939   32   60  .440  .553  .993  .729   9.98  .338  23  114   15  150  A's          
1944   37   61  .431  .528  .959  .780   8.79  .324  17  106    2  144  Red Sox      
CAR        413  .393  .506  .899  .651   7.51  .296 288 1283   96 1863 
LG AVG       0  .354  .404  .758  .500   5.33  .280 113  899   89 
POS AVG    155  .367  .442  .809  .563   6.19  .294 154 1047  102 

EDDIE MILLER, 1916-97
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1943   26  -28  .271  .293  .564  .298   2.67  .224   2   71    8  154  Reds         
1944   27  -27  .269  .289  .558  .289   2.59  .209   4   55    9  155  Reds         
1946   29  -20  .258  .288  .546  .241   2.49  .194   6   36    5   91  Reds         
CAR       -177  .290  .352  .643  .374   3.44  .238  97  640   64 1510 
LG AVG       0  .339  .383  .722  .500   4.78  .268  93  668   59 
POS AVG   -170  .314  .333  .646  .386   3.72  .251  46  516   71 

MIKE MOORE, AGE: 46
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1990 30  -26   4.65   33  33  199.1   73  3.30 13.14  13  15   0  10  18  A's          
1993 33  -22   5.22   36  36  213.2   89  3.75 13.44  13   9   0   9  13  Tigers       
1995 35  -38   7.53   25  25  132.2   64  4.34 16.89   5  15   0   6  14  Tigers       
CAREER   -61   4.39  450 440 2831.2 1667  5.30 12.93 161 176   2 163 174 
LG AVG     0   4.17          2831.2 1747  5.55 12.68 159 159 

JORGE ORTA, AGE: 55
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1974   23   24  .365  .440  .805  .646   5.94  .316  10   67    9  139  White Sox    
1975   24   18  .363  .450  .813  .599   5.58  .304  11   83   16  140  White Sox    
1980   29   14  .379  .403  .782  .583   5.71  .291  10   64    6  129  Indians      
1984   33   14  .343  .457  .800  .608   5.67  .298   9   50    0  122  Royals       
CAR         55  .334  .412  .746  .527   4.74  .278 130  745   79 1755 
LG AVG       0  .327  .388  .714  .500   4.34  .261 132  675  111 
POS AVG    -19  .325  .382  .707  .482   4.23  .260 128  662  112 

JOHN PARRISH, AGE: 28
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    6   1.90   14   0   23.2   15  5.70  9.89   0   1   0   1   0  Orioles      
2004 26   12   3.46   56   1   78     71  8.19 14.54   6   3   1   6   3  Orioles      
2005 27    2   3.12   14   0   17.1   25 12.98 18.69   1   0   0   1   0  Orioles      
CAREER     5   4.31  108  10  177.1  159  8.07 15.53  10  10   1  11   9 
LG AVG     0   4.63           177.1  125  6.34 13.15  10  10 

HAROLD REYNOLDS, AGE: 45
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1986   25  -31  .275  .290  .565  .241   2.68  .222   1   24   30  126  Mariners     
1992   31  -16  .316  .330  .645  .363   3.30  .247   3   33   15  140  Mariners     
1994   33  -16  .310  .290  .600  .238   2.93  .232   0   11   10   74  Angels       
CAR       -120  .327  .341  .668  .407   3.87  .258  21  353  250 1374 
LG AVG       0  .330  .399  .729  .500   4.55  .262 129  610   99 
POS AVG    -61  .329  .359  .689  .449   4.13  .263  61  485  133 

BRIAN SCHNEIDER, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26  -25  .309  .394  .703  .286   3.73  .230   9   46    0  108  Expos        
2004   27   -7  .325  .399  .724  .448   4.45  .257  12   49    0  135  Expos        
2005   28   -2  .330  .409  .739  .484   4.56  .268  10   44    1  116  Nationals    
CAR        -43  .323  .402  .725  .410   4.32  .256  37  185    2  504 
LG AVG       0  .341  .432  .773  .500   5.18  .269  49  202   25 
POS AVG    -43  .322  .393  .716  .403   4.19  .254  39  189    6 

FRED TENNEY, 1871-1952
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1899   27   31  .411  .439  .851  .633   8.00  .347   1   67   28  150  Braves       
1902   30   33  .409  .376  .785  .701   6.50  .315   2   30   21  134  Braves       
1903   31   27  .415  .396  .811  .664   7.41  .313   3   41   21  122  Braves       
CAR         87  .371  .358  .730  .541   5.62  .294  22  688  285 1994 
LG AVG       0  .335  .354  .689  .500   5.02  .272  39  854  324 
POS AVG     57  .342  .368  .710  .530   5.30  .279  43  964  320 

BOB WALK, AGE: 49
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1982 25  -18   4.87   32  27  164.1   84  4.60 13.36  11   9   0   8  12  Braves       
1989 32  -25   4.41   33  31  196     83  3.81 12.72  13  10   0   8  15  Pirates      
1993 36  -34   5.68   32  32  187     80  3.85 13.91  13  14   0  10  17  Pirates      
CAREER   -62   4.03  350 259 1666    848  4.58 12.52 105  81   5  87  99 
LG AVG     0   3.68          1666   1054  5.69 11.99  93  93 

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