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John Bass

John Elias Bass

Positions: Shortstop, Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Unknown
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: 1848 in Charleston, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1871 (Age 23, 1st in MLB history)
Teams (by GP): ForestCitys/Atlantics/Hartfords 1871-1877

Last Game: August 20, 1877 (Age 29)
Died: September 25, 1888 in Denver, CO
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Denver, CO
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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
1871 23 CLE NA 22 92 89 18 27 1 10 3 18 0 1 3 4 .303 .326 .640 .967 171 57 0 *6/2
1872 24 BRA NA 2 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 22 2 0 /O
1877 29 HAR NL 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 65 1 /O
3 Yrs 25 103 100 19 29 2 10 3 19 0 1 3 4 .290 .311 .600 .911 157 60 0
162 Game Avg. 162 667 648 123 188 13 65 19 123 19 26 .290 .311 .600 .911 157 389
BRA (1 yr) 2 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429 22 2 0
CLE (1 yr) 22 92 89 18 27 1 10 3 18 0 1 3 4 .303 .326 .640 .967 171 57 0
HAR (1 yr) 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 65 1
NA (2 yrs) 24 99 96 18 28 2 10 3 19 0 1 3 4 .292 .313 .615 .928 161 59 0
NL (1 yr) 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 65 1

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
1871 23 CLE NA 22 92 7 -1 0 -4 2 4 0.2 3 7 0.5 .509 .501 0.7 -0.1 11 *6/2
1872 24 BRA NA 2 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .466 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O
1877 29 HAR NL 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .485 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0 /O
3 Seasons 25 103 6 -1 0 -4 1 2 0.1 4 6 0.4 .505 .501 0.7 -0.2 10
BRA (1 yr) 2 7 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .466 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CLE (1 yr) 22 92 7 -1 0 -4 2 4 0.2 3 7 0.5 .509 .501 0.7 -0.1 11
HAR (1 yr) 1 4 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .485 .500 0.0 -0.0 -0

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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1871 CLE NA 23 SS 22 131 41 61 29 3 .779 4.64 .781 5.41
1871 CLE NA 23 C 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 4.00 .842 4.60 3 0 0
1872 BRA NA 24 OF 2 4 2 0 2 0 .500 1.00 .820 1.95 0-0-2
1877 HAR NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 1-0-0
1 Season SS 22 131 41 61 29 3 .779 4.64 .781 5.41
2 Seasons OF 3 4 2 0 2 0 .500 0.67 .820 1.93 1-0-2
1 Season C 1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 4.00 .842 4.60 3 0 0
3 Seasons TOT 26 140 47 61 32 3 .771 4.15 .784 4.98 1-0-2 3 0 0
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

Slugging % s c a p y
1871 NA  .640 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1871 NA  .967 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1871 NA  10 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1871 NA  3 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1871 NA  171 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1871 NA  14 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1871 NA  29.7 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1871 NA  22 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1871 NA  41 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1871 NA  .779 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (434th), 0.4 career WAR/0.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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