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Jimmy Archer

James Patrick Archer

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: May 13, 1883 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland(All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1904 (Age 21.116, 2,649th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates/Tigers/Robins/Reds 1904-1918

Last Game: September 2, 1918 (Age 35.112)   vs. STL 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 SB
Died: March 29, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI
Buried: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Boone, IA
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1904 21 PIT NL 7 20 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300 -8 3 0 0 /2O
1907 24 DET AL 18 48 42 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .119 .196 .119 .315 -1 5 0 2 2/4
1909 26 CHC NL 80 286 261 31 60 9 2 1 30 5 12 31 .230 .266 .291 .558 71 76 1 12 2
1910 27 CHC NL 98 344 313 36 81 17 6 2 41 6 14 49 .259 .293 .371 .663 94 116 1 16 23
1911 28 CHC NL 116 419 387 41 98 18 5 4 41 5 18 43 .253 .288 .357 .645 81 138 1 13 23/4 MVP-16
1912 29 CHC NL 120 426 385 35 109 20 2 5 61 7 22 36 .283 .330 .384 .715 96 148 5 14 *2 MVP-22
1913 30 CHC NL 111 402 368 38 98 14 7 2 44 4 5 19 27 .266 .311 .359 .670 92 132 5 11 *2/3 MVP-13
1914 31 CHC NL 79 262 248 17 64 9 2 0 19 1 9 9 .258 .284 .310 .595 78 77 0 5 2
1915 32 CHC NL 97 329 309 21 75 11 5 1 27 5 6 11 38 .243 .273 .320 .594 79 99 2 9 2/3
1916 33 CHC NL 77 228 205 11 45 6 2 1 30 3 12 24 .220 .269 .283 .552 63 58 2 9 2/5
1917 34 CHC NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1918 35 TOT NL 42 113 106 10 22 2 3 0 5 0 3 14 .208 .243 .283 .526 59 30 2 2 2/3
1918 35 PIT NL 24 63 58 4 9 1 2 0 3 0 1 6 .155 .197 .241 .438 31 14 2 2 2/3
1918 35 BRO NL 9 23 22 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 .273 .304 .364 .668 105 8 0 0 /2
1918 35 CIN NL 9 27 26 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .269 .296 .308 .604 85 8 0 0 /23
12 Yrs 847 2879 2646 247 660 106 34 16 299 36 11 124 283 .249 .288 .333 .621 81 882 19 93
162 Game Avg. 162 551 506 47 126 20 7 3 57 7 24 54 .249 .288 .333 .621 81 169 4 18
CHC (9 yrs) 780 2698 2478 230 630 104 31 16 293 36 11 117 258 .254 .292 .341 .633 84 844 17 89
PIT (2 yrs) 31 83 78 5 12 1 2 0 4 0 1 10 .154 .185 .218 .403 21 17 2 2
BRO (1 yr) 9 23 22 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 .273 .304 .364 .668 105 8 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 9 27 26 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 .269 .296 .308 .604 85 8 0 0
DET (1 yr) 18 48 42 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .119 .196 .119 .315 -1 5 0 2
NL (11 yrs) 829 2831 2604 241 655 106 34 16 299 36 11 120 276 .252 .289 .337 .626 82 877 19 91
AL (1 yr) 18 48 42 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .119 .196 .119 .315 -1 5 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1904 21 PIT NL 7 20 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .449 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /2O
1907 24 DET AL 18 48 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.3 0.1 -2 2/4
1909 26 CHC NL 80 286 -9 -0 0 -1 5 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.3 .492 .496 0.4 0.5 5 2
1910 27 CHC NL 98 344 -5 -0 0 -2 2 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.5 .494 .497 0.7 0.0 8 23
1911 28 CHC NL 116 419 -11 -0 0 3 7 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.0 .498 .499 0.8 0.9 8 23/4 MVP-16
1912 29 CHC NL 120 426 -3 -1 0 0 7 4 0.3 13 17 1.7 .503 .502 1.8 0.7 17 *2 MVP-22
1913 30 CHC NL 111 403 -4 0 0 -1 7 2 0.2 12 14 1.5 .502 .501 1.5 0.6 15 $7,000 *2/3 MVP-13
1914 31 CHC NL 79 262 -6 0 0 -2 4 -4 -0.5 8 5 0.4 .495 .498 0.6 0.2 7 2
1915 32 CHC NL 97 329 -8 -0 0 -1 5 -4 -0.5 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 0.8 0.5 7 2/3
1916 33 CHC NL 77 228 -9 -0 0 1 4 -4 -0.5 7 3 0.2 .493 .497 0.1 0.6 2 $7,500 2/5
1917 34 CHC NL 2 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .472 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
1918 35 PIT NL 24 63 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 2/3
1918 35 BRO NL 9 23 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .491 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1918 35 CIN NL 9 27 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /23
12 Seasons 847 2880 -66 -2 0 -4 43 -29 -3.7 90 61 5.5 .496 .499 6.2 4.3 65 $14,500
CHC (9 yrs) 780 2699 -54 -2 0 -3 41 -18 -2.5 84 65 6.1 .497 .499 6.7 4.1 68 $14,500
PIT (2 yrs) 31 83 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .478 .498 -0.4 0.1 -3
BRO (1 yr) 9 23 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .491 .499 0.1 -0.1 1
CIN (1 yr) 9 27 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1
DET (1 yr) 18 48 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.3 0.1 -2

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1904 21 PIT NL 20 17 0 0.0 79 .188 .150 .260 .150 .318 .150 .336 .300 .654 -8 .000 -2.6 -0.3 .176 .000 .000
1907 24 DET AL 48 39 1 0.7 74 .143 .119 .257 .196 .313 .119 .322 .315 .635 -1 .060 -4.7 -0.6 .243 .095 .000
1909 26 CHC NL 286 213 20 2.5 78 .258 .230 .254 .266 .322 .291 .328 .558 .650 71 .389 -9.7 -1.2 .468 .126 .061 1.7
1910 27 CHC NL 344 248 34 3.7 87 .302 .259 .262 .293 .336 .371 .347 .663 .683 94 .501 -4.4 -0.5 .591 .176 .112 3.0
1911 28 CHC NL 419 302 40 3.5 95 .276 .253 .267 .288 .344 .357 .368 .645 .712 81 .447 -12.2 -1.3 .561 .163 .103 4.4
1912 29 CHC NL 426 290 48 4.4 99 .302 .283 .279 .330 .349 .384 .380 .715 .729 96 .517 -2.9 -0.3 .659 .177 .101 5.8
1913 30 CHC NL 402 286 39 3.7 91 .283 .266 .268 .311 .333 .359 .365 .670 .698 92 .490 -5.0 -0.6 .564 .141 .092 2.7
1914 31 CHC NL 262 189 22 3.1 83 .268 .258 .257 .284 .324 .310 .343 .595 .667 78 .446 -7.5 -0.9 .473 .093 .052 .0
1915 32 CHC NL 329 249 25 2.7 81 .274 .243 .256 .273 .319 .320 .342 .594 .661 79 .412 -9.0 -1.0 .463 .110 .078 1.7
1916 33 CHC NL 228 169 15 2.4 85 .244 .220 .265 .269 .325 .283 .354 .552 .679 63 .357 -9.5 -1.1 .469 .137 .063 1.5
1917 34 CHC NL 2 2 0 0.0 84 .000 .000 .264 .000 .322 .000 .349 .000 .672 -100 .000 -0.5 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1918 35 TOT NL 113 86 6 1.9 81 .239 .208 .263 .243 .321 .283 .340 .526 .660 59 .250 -5.7 -0.7 .417 .104 .075
1918 35 PIT NL 63 51 2 1.1 82 .173 .155 .266 .197 .324 .241 .343 .438 .667 31 .104 -5.2 -0.6 .347 .103 .086
1918 35 BRO NL 23 16 2 3.4 78 .353 .273 .259 .304 .316 .364 .334 .668 .651 105 .493 -0.1 -0.0 .563 .136 .091
1918 35 CIN NL 27 19 2 2.8 79 .304 .269 .260 .296 .317 .308 .336 .604 .653 85 .415 -0.5 -0.1 .474 .077 .038
12 Yrs 2879 2090 250 3.2 88 .274 .249 .264 .288 .332 .333 .354 .621 .687 81 .440 -73.8 -8.4 .526 .140 .084 22.2
162 Game Avg. 551 400 48 3.2 88 .274 .249 .264 .288 .332 .333 .354 .621 .687 81 .440 -73.8 -8.4 .526 .140 .084 4
CHC (9 yrs) 2698 1948 243 3.3 88 .279 .254 .264 .292 .333 .341 .356 .633 .689 84 .457 -60.7 -6.9 .540 .144 .086 22.2
PIT (2 yrs) 83 68 2 0.8 82 .176 .154 .264 .185 .323 .218 .341 .403 .664 21 .065 -7.8 -0.9 .303 .077 .064
BRO (1 yr) 23 16 2 3.4 78 .353 .273 .259 .304 .316 .364 .334 .668 .651 105 .493 -0.1 -0.0 .563 .136 .091
CIN (1 yr) 27 19 2 2.9 79 .304 .269 .260 .296 .317 .308 .336 .604 .653 85 .415 -0.5 -0.1 .474 .077 .038
DET (1 yr) 48 39 1 0.7 74 .143 .119 .257 .196 .313 .119 .322 .315 .635 -1 .059 -4.7 -0.6 .243 .095 .000
NL (11 yrs) 2831 2051 249 3.3 88 .276 .252 .264 .289 .333 .337 .355 .626 .687 82 .446 -69.1 -7.9 .531 .141 .085 22.2
AL (1 yr) 48 39 1 0.7 74 .143 .119 .257 .196 .313 .119 .322 .315 .635 -1 .059 -4.7 -0.6 .243 .095 .000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1907 24 DET AL WS CHC L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1910 27 CHC NL WS PHA L 3 11 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 14 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .214 .357 3 0 0 0
2 WS 4 14 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .214 .357 3 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1904 21 PIT NL 20 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 5.0 20.0 80%
1907 24 DET AL 48 0.0% 14.6% 8.3% 0.0% 0% 1.75 6.0 73%
1909 26 CHC NL 286 0.4% 10.8% 4.2% 4.2% 20% 2.58 8.4 261.0 8.7 80%
1910 27 CHC NL 344 0.6% 14.2% 4.1% 7.3% 31% 3.50 6.4 156.5 7.6 76%
1911 28 CHC NL 419 1.0% 10.3% 4.3% 6.4% 28% 2.39 9.0 96.8 9.4 81%
1912 29 CHC NL 426 1.2% 8.5% 5.2% 6.3% 25% 1.64 10.7 77.0 6.3 81%
1913 30 CHC NL 402 0.5% 6.7% 4.7% 5.7% 24% 1.42 13.6 184.0 8.4 84%
1914 31 CHC NL 262 0.0% 3.4% 3.4% 4.2% 17% 1.00 27.6 13.1 91%
1915 32 CHC NL 329 0.3% 11.6% 3.3% 5.2% 23% 3.45 8.1 309.0 11.4 82%
1916 33 CHC NL 228 0.4% 10.5% 5.3% 4.0% 20% 2.00 8.5 205.0 6.8 79%
1917 34 CHC NL 2 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 50%
1918 35 TOT NL 113 0.0% 12.4% 2.7% 4.4% 23% 4.67 7.6 21.2 81%
1918 35 PIT NL 63 0.0% 9.5% 1.6% 4.8% 33% 6.00 9.7 19.3 83%
1918 35 BRO NL 23 0.0% 21.7% 4.4% 4.4% 17% 5.00 4.4 74%
1918 35 CIN NL 27 0.0% 11.1% 3.7% 3.7% 14% 3.00 8.7 13.0 85%
12 Yrs 2879 0.6% 9.8% 4.3% 5.4% 24% 2.28 9.3 165.4 8.8 82%
MLB Averages 0.4% 10.1% 7.5% 4.8% 22% 1.35 8.8 222.8 10.4 78%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1904 21 7 20 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300 -8 3 0 0
1905 22 7 20 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300 -8 3 0 0
1906 23 7 20 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300 -8 3 0 0
1907 24 25 68 62 7 8 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 .129 .182 .129 .311 -3 8 0 2
1908 25 25 68 62 7 8 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 .129 .182 .129 .311 -3 8 0 2
1909 26 105 354 323 38 68 9 2 1 31 5 16 42 .211 .250 .260 .510 57 84 1 14
1910 27 203 698 636 74 149 26 8 3 72 11 30 91 .234 .271 .314 .585 76 200 2 30
1911 28 319 1117 1023 115 247 44 13 7 113 16 48 134 .241 .277 .330 .608 78 338 3 43
1912 29 439 1543 1408 150 356 64 15 12 174 23 70 170 .253 .292 .345 .637 83 486 8 57
1913 30 550 1945 1776 188 454 78 22 14 218 27 5 89 197 .256 .296 .348 .644 85 618 13 68
1914 31 629 2207 2024 205 518 87 24 14 237 28 5 98 206 .256 .295 .343 .638 84 695 13 73
1915 32 726 2536 2333 226 593 98 29 15 264 33 11 109 244 .254 .292 .340 .632 83 794 15 82
1916 33 803 2764 2538 237 638 104 31 16 294 36 11 121 268 .251 .290 .336 .626 82 852 17 91
1917 34 805 2766 2540 237 638 104 31 16 294 36 11 121 269 .251 .290 .335 .625 82 852 17 91
1918 35 847 2879 2646 247 660 106 34 16 299 36 11 124 283 .249 .288 .333 .621 81 882 19 93

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1904 21 7 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
1907 24 19 50 44 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .114 .188 .114 .301 1 18
1909 26 84 306 278 37 68 10 2 1 36 6 14 32 .245 .283 .306 .589 24 80
1910 27 102 363 330 40 88 18 7 2 46 7 15 51 .267 .301 .382 .682 38 98
1911 28 120 432 399 41 99 18 5 4 41 5 18 45 .248 .282 .348 .631 39 116
1912 29 127 444 402 34 110 20 2 5 60 7 22 38 .274 .319 .371 .690 47 120
1913 30 116 422 386 41 104 15 7 2 47 4 20 28 .269 .314 .360 .674 43 111
1914 31 82 278 263 20 72 10 2 0 23 1 10 9 .274 .300 .327 .627 26 79
1915 32 101 351 328 25 85 12 6 1 33 6 12 39 .259 .289 .341 .631 32 97
1916 33 80 240 216 13 50 7 2 1 35 3 13 25 .231 .281 .296 .578 18 77
1917 34 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1918 35 54 148 138 14 31 3 4 0 7 0 4 18 .225 .262 .304 .566 10 42
12 Yrs 894 3057 2807 271 712 113 37 16 328 39 132 297 .254 .292 .337 .629 278 847
162 Game Avg. 162 554 509 49 129 20 7 3 59 7 24 54 .254 .292 .337 .629 50 847

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1939 BBWAA ( 1.1%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (16, 8%)
1912 NL (22, 2%)
1913 NL (13, 9%)
0.19 Career Shares (791st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1911 NL  0.9 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1904 NL  born 1883-05-13 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (3038), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (278th), 5.5 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/5.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 14) = 52.7 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS

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