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Jimmy Austin

James Philip Austin (Pepper)

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: December 8, 1879 in Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1909 (Age 29)
Teams (by GP): Browns/Highlanders 1909-1929

Final Game: October 6, 1929 (Age 49)
Died: March 6, 1965 in Laguna Beach, CA
Buried: Melrose Abbey Cemetery, Anaheim, CA
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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
1909 29 NYY AL 136 500 437 37 101 11 5 1 39 30 32 61 .231 .285 .286 .571 80 125 1 30 *56/4
1910 30 NYY AL 133 511 432 46 94 11 4 2 36 22 47 56 .218 .305 .275 .580 77 119 7 25 *5
1911 31 SLB AL 148 650 541 84 141 25 11 2 45 26 69 95 .261 .351 .359 .709 101 194 6 34 *5 MVP-20
1912 32 SLB AL 149 604 536 57 135 14 8 2 44 28 18 38 83 .252 .306 .319 .625 82 171 4 26 *5
1913 33 SLB AL 142 559 489 56 130 18 6 2 42 37 45 51 .266 .338 .339 .677 101 166 8 17 *5
1914 34 SLB AL 130 523 466 55 111 16 4 0 30 20 23 40 59 .238 .300 .290 .590 80 135 1 16 *5
1915 35 SLB AL 141 581 477 61 127 6 6 1 30 18 15 64 60 .266 .355 .310 .666 103 148 2 35 *5
1916 36 SLB AL 129 509 411 55 85 15 6 1 28 19 74 59 .207 .333 .280 .613 89 115 4 19 *5
1917 37 SLB AL 127 538 455 61 109 18 8 0 19 13 50 46 .240 .319 .314 .633 97 143 3 26 *5/6
1918 38 SLB AL 110 441 367 42 97 14 4 0 20 18 53 32 .264 .359 .324 .683 109 119 1 21 65
1919 39 SLB AL 106 452 396 54 94 9 9 1 21 8 42 31 .237 .314 .313 .627 75 124 2 10 *5
1920 40 SLB AL 83 330 280 38 76 11 3 1 32 2 4 31 15 .271 .352 .343 .695 83 96 4 15 5
1921 41 SLB AL 27 75 66 8 18 2 1 0 2 2 1 4 7 .273 .324 .333 .657 64 22 1 4 6/45
1922 42 SLB AL 15 34 31 6 9 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 .290 .353 .452 .805 105 14 0 0 /54
1923 43 SLB AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 45 SLB AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /5
1926 46 SLB AL 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 278 2 0 0 /5
1929 49 SLB AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /5
18 Yrs 1580 6311 5388 661 1328 174 76 13 390 244 61 592 658 .246 .326 .314 .640 90 1693 44 278
162 Game Avg. 162 647 552 68 136 18 8 1 40 25 61 67 .246 .326 .314 .640 90 174 5 29
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
SLB (16 yrs) 1311 5300 4519 578 1133 152 67 10 315 192 61 513 541 .251 .332 .321 .653 92 1449 36 223
NYY (2 yrs) 269 1011 869 83 195 22 9 3 75 52 79 117 .224 .295 .281 .576 78 244 8 55

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
1909 29 NYY AL 136 500 -10 2 0 -1 5 -4 -0.6 18 14 1.3 .496 .497 1.6 0.4 15 *56/4
1910 30 NYY AL 133 511 -10 -0 0 3 4 -3 -0.5 19 16 1.6 .497 .498 1.3 0.8 13 *5
1911 31 SLB AL 148 650 1 -1 0 4 5 9 1.0 24 33 3.4 .506 .506 2.9 1.0 29 *5 MVP-20
1912 32 SLB AL 149 604 -13 1 0 -5 5 -13 -1.3 23 10 1.1 .491 .492 1.5 0.0 15 *5
1913 33 SLB AL 142 559 1 2 0 0 5 8 0.8 21 29 3.1 .506 .505 3.1 0.5 29 *5
1914 34 SLB AL 130 523 -10 -2 0 -1 4 -9 -1.3 20 10 0.9 .491 .493 1.2 0.3 11 *5
1915 35 SLB AL 141 581 4 -1 0 -4 5 4 0.3 22 25 2.6 .503 .502 3.1 0.1 29 *5
1916 36 SLB AL 129 509 -3 -0 0 3 4 4 0.5 19 24 2.5 .504 .503 2.2 0.8 21 *5
1917 37 SLB AL 127 538 -1 -1 0 1 5 4 0.4 20 24 2.6 .504 .503 2.5 0.7 23 *5/6
1918 38 SLB AL 110 441 5 -0 0 -7 6 4 0.4 17 20 2.2 .504 .503 3.1 -0.2 27 65
1919 39 SLB AL 106 452 -12 -0 0 -2 3 -11 -1.2 17 6 0.6 .489 .493 0.8 0.2 8 *5
1920 40 SLB AL 83 330 -5 -0 0 -1 3 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.9 0.2 9 $4,200 5
1921 41 SLB AL 27 75 -4 0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 0.0 -0.1 0 $4,200 6/45
1922 42 SLB AL 15 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .503 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $4,200 /54
1923 43 SLB AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1925 45 SLB AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,800 /5
1926 46 SLB AL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .566 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $5,000 /5
1929 49 SLB AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
18 Seasons 1580 6311 -58 -1 0 -12 55 -16 -2.2 236 220 22.6 .499 .499 24.2 4.8 232 $22,400
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
SLB (16 yrs) 1311 5300 -37 -3 0 -14 46 -9 -1.0 199 190 19.7 .499 .500 21.3 3.6 204 $22,400
NYY (2 yrs) 269 1011 -21 2 0 2 10 -7 -1.2 37 30 2.9 .497 .497 2.9 1.2 28

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1909 NYY AL 29 3B 111 444 176 236 32 19 .928 3.71 .931 3.41
1909 NYY AL 29 SS 23 126 49 65 12 8 .905 4.96 .925 5.35
1909 NYY AL 29 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.90
1910 NYY AL 30 3B 133 518 204 284 30 10 .942 3.67 .931 3.48
1911 SLB AL 31 3B 148 607 228 337 42 27 .931 3.82 .929 3.32 MVP-20
1912 SLB AL 32 3B 149 561 219 292 50 22 .911 3.43 .920 3.37
1913 SLB AL 33 3B 142 534 216 288 30 21 .944 3.55 .934 3.15
1914 SLB AL 34 3B 127 125 116 462 183 249 30 18 .935 3.40 .936 3.26
1915 SLB AL 35 3B 141 140 131 493 188 264 41 32 .917 3.21 .925 3.16
1916 SLB AL 36 3B 124 118 114 428 128 274 26 21 .939 3.24 .939 3.40
1917 SLB AL 37 3B 121 120 114 430 159 248 23 22 .947 3.36 .941 3.36
1917 SLB AL 37 SS 6 6 6 38 10 25 3 3 .921 5.83 .931 5.08
1918 SLB AL 38 SS 57 61 60 293 117 158 18 14 .939 4.82 .939 5.39
1918 SLB AL 38 3B 48 42 41 151 56 83 12 6 .921 2.90 .948 3.37
1919 SLB AL 39 3B 98 97 93 392 161 207 24 16 .939 3.76 .950 3.34
1920 SLB AL 40 3B 75 74 72 296 108 171 17 12 .943 3.72 .946 3.59
1921 SLB AL 41 SS 14 13 10 65 29 32 4 2 .938 4.36 .941 5.34
1921 SLB AL 41 2B 6 4 3 23 13 10 0 3 1.000 3.83 .956 5.55
1921 SLB AL 41 3B 2 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.50 .952 3.40
1922 SLB AL 42 3B 9 8 6 23 13 9 1 1 .957 2.44 .950 3.44
1922 SLB AL 42 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.70
1925 SLB AL 45 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.20
1926 SLB AL 46 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .950 3.40
1929 SLB AL 49 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 3.10
17 Seasons 3B 1431 725 687 5349 2042 2949 358 228 .933 3.49 .934 3.34
4 Seasons SS 100 80 76 522 205 280 37 27 .929 4.85 .935 5.36
3 Seasons 2B 9 4 3 23 13 10 0 3 1.000 2.56 .956 5.51
18 Seasons TOT 1540 809 766 5894 2260 3239 395 258 .933 3.57 .934 3.48
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (20, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1911 AL  1.0 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1911 AL  148 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1911 AL  650 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1911 AL  69 (5th)
1916 AL  74 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1909 AL  61 (9th)
1911 AL  95 (1st)
1912 AL  83 (2nd)
1916 AL  59 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1909 AL  30 (9th)
1913 AL  37 (9th)
Career  244 (242nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1913 AL  8 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1909 AL  30 (6th)
1910 AL  25 (9th)
1911 AL  34 (1st)
1912 AL  26 (6th)
1915 AL  35 (4th)
Career  278 (18th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1911 AL  434 (3rd)
1912 AL  445 (8th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  111 (5th)
1910 AL  133 (4th)
1911 AL  148 (1st)
1912 AL  149 (2nd)
1913 AL  142 (3rd)
1914 AL  127 (5th)
1915 AL  141 (2nd)
1916 AL  124 (3rd)
1920 AL  75 (5th)
Career  1,431 (47th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  176 (3rd)
1910 AL  204 (2nd)
1911 AL  228 (1st)
1912 AL  219 (1st)
1913 AL  216 (2nd)
1914 AL  183 (5th)
1915 AL  188 (2nd)
1916 AL  128 (5th)
1917 AL  159 (4th)
1919 AL  161 (4th)
1920 AL  108 (5th)
Career  2,042 (11th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1910 AL  284 (4th)
1911 AL  337 (1st)
1912 AL  292 (4th)
1913 AL  288 (1st)
1914 AL  249 (4th)
1915 AL  264 (2nd)
1916 AL  274 (3rd)
Career  2,949 (42nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  32 (3rd)
1910 AL  30 (4th)
1911 AL  42 (1st)
1912 AL  50 (1st)
1913 AL  30 (3rd)
1914 AL  30 (4th)
1915 AL  41 (1st)
1916 AL  26 (2nd)
1919 AL  24 (2nd)
1920 AL  17 (4th)
Career  358 (20th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  19 (1st)
1911 AL  27 (1st)
1912 AL  22 (2nd)
1913 AL  21 (2nd)
1914 AL  18 (4th)
1915 AL  32 (1st)
1916 AL  21 (5th)
1917 AL  22 (1st)
1919 AL  16 (5th)
Career  228 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  3.71 (1st)
1910 AL  3.67 (1st)
1911 AL  3.82 (1st)
1912 AL  3.43 (2nd)
1913 AL  3.55 (1st)
1914 AL  3.40 (4th)
1915 AL  3.21 (2nd)
1917 AL  3.36 (4th)
1919 AL  3.76 (1st)
Career  3.49 (14th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1909 AL  .928 (5th)
1910 AL  .942 (2nd)
1911 AL  .931 (4th)
1912 AL  .911 (5th)
1913 AL  .944 (1st)
1914 AL  .935 (5th)
1915 AL  .917 (4th)
1916 AL  .939 (3rd)
1917 AL  .947 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1914 AL  born 1879-12-08 (10th)
1915 AL  born 1879-12-08 (6th)
1916 AL  born 1879-12-08 (8th)
1917 AL  born 1879-12-08 (3rd)
1918 AL  born 1879-12-08 (6th)
1919 AL  born 1879-12-08 (2nd)
1920 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1921 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1922 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1923 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1925 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1926 AL  born 1879-12-08 (1st)
1929 AL  born 1879-12-08 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1515), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1363), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (102nd), 22.6 career WAR/17.9 7yr-peak WAR/20.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192040St. Louis Browns$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192141St. Louis Browns$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192242St. Louis Browns$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192545St. Louis Browns$4,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192646St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,400
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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Name and misspellings: James james jim jimmie Jimmy Pepper Philip Austin

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