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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)
Died: March 29, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI
Buried: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Boone, IA
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Standard Batting

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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 58 7 22 36 .283 .330 .384 .715 95 148 5 14 *2 MVP-22
1913 30 CHC NL 111 403 368 38 98 14 7 2 44 4 5 19 27 .266 .311 .359 .670 91 132 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 77 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 2880 2646 247 660 106 34 16 296 36 11 124 283 .249 .288 .333 .621 80 882 19 93
162 Game Avg. 162 551 506 47 126 20 7 3 57 7 24 54 .249 .288 .333 .621 80 169 4 18
CHC (9 yrs) 780 2699 2478 230 630 104 31 16 290 36 11 117 258 .254 .292 .341 .633 83 844 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 2832 2604 241 655 106 34 16 296 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

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

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1904 PIT NL 21 C 7 37 25 9 3 0 .919 4.86 .964 6.01 1 6 7 54% 46%
1904 PIT NL 21 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1907 DET AL 24 C 17 80 62 16 2 0 .975 4.59 .968 6.11 1 12 11 48% 44%
1907 DET AL 24 2B 1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00 .954 5.40
1909 CHC NL 26 C 80 526 408 97 21 7 .960 6.31 .965 6.27 5 74 71 49% 45%
1910 CHC NL 27 C 49 329 239 80 10 6 .970 6.51 .973 6.30 2 44 52 54% 44%
1910 CHC NL 27 1B 40 408 381 17 10 25 .975 9.95 .984 10.40
1911 CHC NL 28 C 102 614 476 124 14 11 .977 5.88 .966 6.44 5 82 88 52% 44% MVP-16
1911 CHC NL 28 1B 10 89 84 4 1 6 .989 8.80 .985 10.23 MVP-16
1911 CHC NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20 MVP-16
1912 CHC NL 29 C 118 676 504 149 23 15 .966 5.53 .969 6.31 9 109 105 49% 44% MVP-22
1913 CHC NL 30 C 103 612 455 138 19 6 .969 5.76 .970 6.29 7 111 105 49% 44% MVP-13
1913 CHC NL 30 1B 8 65 58 5 2 4 .969 7.88 .986 10.40 MVP-13
1914 CHC NL 31 C 76 69 60 485 367 105 13 8 .973 6.21 .970 6.31 16 87 65 43% 44%
1915 CHC NL 32 C 88 85 80 556 419 124 13 11 .977 6.17 .975 6.20 14 77 70 48% 46%
1915 CHC NL 32 1B 4 3 2 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 7.50 .990 10.60
1916 CHC NL 33 C 61 57 44 327 236 84 7 5 .979 5.25 .974 6.30 4 41 41 50% 44%
1916 CHC NL 33 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1918 TOT NL 35 C 35 28 25 157 102 53 2 7 .987 4.43 .974 5.25 6 23 30 57% 44%
1918 TOT NL 35 1B 2 1 1 17 15 1 1 1 .941 8.00 .987 11.20
1918 PIT NL 35 C 21 16 13 94 63 30 1 4 .989 4.43 .974 5.25 0 5 16 76% 44%
1918 PIT NL 35 1B 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .988 11.20
1918 BRO NL 35 C 7 6 6 31 17 13 1 0 .968 4.29 .974 5.26 3 9 8 47% 44%
1918 CIN NL 35 C 7 6 6 32 22 10 0 3 1.000 4.57 .974 5.26 3 9 6 40% 44%
1918 CIN NL 35 1B 1 1 1 13 11 1 1 1 .923 12.00 .987 11.20
11 Seasons C 736 239 209 4399 3293 979 127 76 .971 5.80 .970 6.25 70 666 645 49% 45%
5 Seasons 1B 64 4 3 609 566 29 14 36 .977 9.30 .985 10.41
2 Seasons 2B 2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 3.00 .954 5.30
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1 Season OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
12 Seasons TOT 804 243 212 5015 3861 1012 142 112 .972 6.06 .972 6.57 1-0-0 70 666 645 49% 45%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (781st)

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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1911 NL  102 (2nd)
1912 NL  118 (2nd)
1913 NL  103 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1909 NL  408 (5th)
1911 NL  476 (2nd)
1912 NL  504 (2nd)
1913 NL  455 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1911 NL  124 (3rd)
1912 NL  149 (1st)
1913 NL  138 (5th)
1915 NL  124 (5th)
Career  979 (54th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1909 NL  21 (4th)
1912 NL  23 (1st)
1913 NL  19 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1911 NL  11 (3rd)
1912 NL  15 (4th)
1915 NL  11 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1912 NL  9 (4th)
1913 NL  7 (3rd)
1914 NL  16 (1st)
1915 NL  14 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1912 NL  109 (5th)
1913 NL  111 (5th)
1915 NL  77 (5th)
Career  666 (90th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1911 NL  88 (5th)
1912 NL  105 (2nd)
1913 NL  105 (2nd)
Career  645 (42nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1909 NL  49.0 (5th)
1910 NL  54.2 (1st)
1911 NL  51.8 (3rd)
1912 NL  49.1 (3rd)
1913 NL  48.6 (2nd)
1915 NL  47.6 (5th)
1916 NL  50.0 (3rd)
1918 NL  56.6 (2nd)
Career  49.2 (23rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1911 NL  5.88 (4th)
1913 NL  5.76 (5th)
1914 NL  6.21 (2nd)
1915 NL  6.17 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1909 NL  .960 (5th)
1911 NL  .977 (4th)
1915 NL  .977 (4th)

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 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (274th), 5.5 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/5.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1913 30 Chicago Cubs $7,000 ? 1913 Munsey's Magazine clip
1916 33 Chicago Cubs $7,500 ? 1/27/17 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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