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Jim Bottomley

James Leroy Bottomley (Sunny Jim)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 23, 1900 in Oglesby, IL
High School: Nokomis HS (Nokomis, IL)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1920. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1922 (Age 22.117)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds/Browns 1922-1937

Final Game: September 16, 1937 (Age 37.146)
Died: December 11, 1959 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: IOOF Community Cemetery, Sullivan, MO
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1974.
   View Jim Bottomley Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 12, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #324. George Scott… #325. Joe Carter… #326. Evan Longoria… #327. JIM BOTTOMLEY… #328. Bill Mazeroski… #329. Ian Kinsler… #330. Dummy Hoy… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1922 22 STL NL 37 161 151 29 49 8 5 5 35 3 1 6 13 .325 .358 .543 .902 134 82 2 2 3
1923 23 STL NL 134 587 523 79 194 34 14 8 94 4 6 45 44 .371 .425 .535 .960 155 280 4 15 *3
1924 24 STL NL 137 583 528 87 167 31 12 14 111 5 4 35 35 .316 .362 .500 .862 131 264 3 17 *3/4 MVP-17
1925 25 STL NL 153 682 619 92 227 44 12 21 128 3 4 47 36 .367 .413 .578 .992 148 358 2 13 *3 MVP-7
1926 26 STL NL 154 684 603 98 180 40 14 19 120 4 58 52 .299 .364 .506 .870 128 305 4 19 *3
1927 27 STL NL 152 678 574 95 174 31 15 19 124 8 74 49 .303 .387 .509 .896 133 292 5 26 *3 MVP-13
1928 28 STL NL 149 667 576 123 187 42 20 31 136 10 71 54 .325 .402 .628 1.030 162 362 3 17 *3 MVP-1
1929 29 STL NL 146 645 560 108 176 31 12 29 137 3 70 54 .314 .391 .568 .959 132 318 1 17 *3
1930 30 STL NL 131 562 487 92 148 33 7 15 97 5 44 36 .304 .368 .493 .860 102 240 5 24 *3
1931 31 STL NL 108 419 382 73 133 34 5 9 75 3 34 24 .348 .403 .534 .937 145 204 1 2 3 MVP-15
1932 32 STL NL 91 339 311 45 92 16 3 11 48 2 25 32 .296 .350 .473 .823 115 147 1 2 3
1933 33 CIN NL 145 609 549 57 137 23 9 13 83 3 42 28 .250 .311 .395 .706 103 217 13 7 11 *3 MVP-17
1934 34 CIN NL 142 592 556 72 158 31 11 11 78 1 33 40 .284 .324 .439 .763 106 244 9 0 3 *3
1935 35 CIN NL 107 423 399 44 103 21 1 1 49 3 18 24 .258 .294 .323 .617 68 129 11 2 4 3
1936 36 SLB AL 140 596 544 72 162 39 11 12 95 0 0 44 55 .298 .354 .476 .830 101 259 3 5 *3
1937 37 SLB AL 65 127 109 11 26 7 0 1 12 1 0 18 15 .239 .346 .330 .677 71 36 0 0 3
16 Yrs 1991 8354 7471 1177 2313 465 151 219 1422 58 15 664 591 .310 .369 .500 .869 125 3737 33 43 177
162 Game Avg. 162 680 608 96 188 38 12 18 116 5 54 48 .310 .369 .500 .869 125 304 3 14
STL (11 yrs) 1392 6007 5314 921 1727 344 119 181 1105 50 15 509 429 .325 .387 .537 .924 136 2852 31 154
CIN (3 yrs) 394 1624 1504 173 398 75 21 25 210 7 93 92 .265 .311 .392 .704 95 590 33 9 18
SLB (2 yrs) 205 723 653 83 188 46 11 13 107 1 0 62 70 .288 .352 .452 .804 96 295 3 5
NL (14 yrs) 1786 7631 6818 1094 2125 419 140 206 1315 57 15 602 521 .312 .371 .505 .876 127 3442 33 40 172
AL (2 yrs) 205 723 653 83 188 46 11 13 107 1 0 62 70 .288 .352 .452 .804 96 295 3 5

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
1922 22 STL NL 37 161 7 1 0 -5 -1 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .500 1.0 -0.6 11 3
1923 23 STL NL 134 587 42 -0 0 -11 -6 24 2.3 18 42 4.1 .517 .514 5.2 -1.6 53 *3
1924 24 STL NL 137 583 22 1 0 -10 -6 6 0.6 18 24 2.4 .505 .504 3.5 -1.7 34 *3/4 MVP-17
1925 25 STL NL 153 682 45 0 0 0 -7 38 3.5 20 59 5.5 .523 .522 5.6 -0.7 59 *3 MVP-7
1926 26 STL NL 154 684 22 -0 0 -3 -7 12 1.1 20 33 3.2 .508 .508 3.6 -1.1 36 *3
1927 27 STL NL 152 678 28 -1 0 3 -7 23 2.3 20 43 4.4 .516 .515 4.1 -0.4 40 *3 MVP-13
1928 28 STL NL 149 667 50 -1 0 -9 -7 34 3.2 20 54 5.3 .522 .521 6.3 -1.6 63 *3 MVP-1
1929 29 STL NL 146 645 26 0 0 -6 -7 14 1.2 20 34 3.2 .508 .508 3.8 -1.2 40 *3
1930 30 STL NL 131 562 1 -0 0 -6 -6 -11 -1.0 17 6 0.7 .492 .494 1.3 -1.0 12 *3
1931 31 STL NL 108 419 24 -0 0 -2 -4 18 1.7 13 30 3.1 .516 .511 3.3 -0.7 32 3 MVP-15
1932 32 STL NL 91 339 6 -0 0 -3 -3 0 -0.0 10 10 1.1 .500 .500 1.4 -0.7 13 3
1933 33 CIN NL 145 609 3 -0 0 3 -7 -1 -0.2 19 18 1.9 .500 .500 1.6 -0.5 15 *3 MVP-17
1934 34 CIN NL 142 592 4 0 0 -8 -6 -10 -1.0 18 8 0.8 .493 .494 1.6 -1.4 16 *3
1935 35 CIN NL 107 423 -16 -0 0 0 -5 -21 -2.1 13 -8 -0.7 .480 .487 -0.8 -0.4 -8 3
1936 36 SLB AL 140 596 -2 1 0 -15 -7 -23 -2.0 21 -2 -0.1 .486 .488 1.3 -1.9 13 $6,500 *3
1937 37 SLB AL 65 127 -4 0 0 -1 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .491 .496 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $8,000 3
16 Seasons 1991 8354 258 0 0 -73 -88 98 9.0 258 356 35.3 .505 .505 42.8 -15.8 429 $14,500
STL (11 yrs) 1392 6007 274 -1 0 -52 -62 159 15.0 182 341 33.5 .511 .510 39.1 -11.4 393
CIN (3 yrs) 394 1624 -9 0 0 -5 -18 -32 -3.3 50 19 2.0 .492 .494 2.4 -2.3 24
SLB (2 yrs) 205 723 -7 1 0 -16 -8 -29 -2.6 26 -3 -0.2 .487 .490 1.3 -2.1 13 $14,500

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
1926 ❍ 26 STL NL WS NYY W 7 31 29 4 10 3 0 0 5 0 1 1 2 .345 .367 .448 .815 13 0 0 1 0 0
1928 28 STL NL WS NYY L 4 16 14 1 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 6 .214 .313 .571 .884 8 0 0 0 0 0
1930 30 STL NL WS PHA L 6 24 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .045 .125 .091 .216 2 0 0 0 0 0
1931 ❍ 31 STL NL WS PHA W 7 27 25 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .160 .222 .200 .422 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 24 98 90 8 18 5 1 1 10 0 1 7 22 .200 .258 .311 .569 28 0 0 1 0 0
4 WS 24 98 90 8 18 5 1 1 10 0 1 7 22 .200 .258 .311 .569 28 0 0 1 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 Awards
1922 STL NL 22 1B 34 33 32 363 346 12 5 22 .986 10.53 .990 10.67
1923 STL NL 23 1B 130 128 123 1325 1264 43 18 95 .986 10.05 .990 10.56
1924 STL NL 24 1B 133 132 128 1369 1297 48 24 110 .982 10.11 .989 10.72 MVP-17
1924 STL NL 24 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 6.00 MVP-17
1925 STL NL 25 1B 153 153 153 1561 1466 74 21 133 .987 10.07 .989 10.33 MVP-7
1926 STL NL 26 1B 154 154 153 1680 1607 54 19 118 .989 10.79 .989 10.56
1927 STL NL 27 1B 152 152 152 1746 1656 70 20 149 .989 11.36 .989 10.51 MVP-13
1928 STL NL 28 1B 148 148 146 1526 1454 52 20 113 .987 10.18 .989 10.48 MVP-1
1929 STL NL 29 1B 145 145 144 1435 1347 75 13 122 .991 9.81 .989 10.47
1930 STL NL 30 1B 124 123 121 1217 1164 41 12 127 .990 9.72 .990 10.22
1931 STL NL 31 1B 93 91 85 952 897 43 12 95 .987 10.11 .990 10.11 MVP-15
1932 STL NL 32 1B 74 74 72 713 662 41 10 67 .986 9.50 .990 10.19
1933 CIN NL 33 1B 145 144 141 1598 1511 72 15 112 .991 10.92 .990 10.42 MVP-17
1934 CIN NL 34 1B 139 139 135 1395 1303 77 15 106 .989 9.93 .991 10.02
1935 CIN NL 35 1B 97 96 95 995 934 53 8 74 .992 10.18 .989 9.93
1936 SLB AL 36 1B 140 140 135 1307 1250 47 10 103 .992 9.26 .991 9.93
1937 SLB AL 37 1B 24 20 18 192 179 12 1 16 .995 7.96 .991 9.84
16 Seasons 1B 1885 1872 1833 19374 18337 814 223 1562 .988 10.16 .990 10.34
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 6.00
16 Seasons TOT 1886 1872 1833 19375 18337 815 223 1562 .988 10.15 .990 10.34
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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 3.3%)
1949 BBWAA ( 5.2%)
1950 BBWAA ( 4.8%)
1951 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1953 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1954 BBWAA ( 6.3%)
1955 BBWAA (10.4%)
1956 BBWAA (21.8%)
1958 BBWAA (21.4%)
1960 BBWAA (33.1%)
1962 BBWAA (12.5%)
1974 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1974
by Veteran's Committee

Awards (yr lg award)
1928 NL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (17, 5%)
1925 NL (7, 35%)
1927 NL (13, 8%)
1928 NL (1, 95%)
1931 NL (15, 10%)
1933 NL (17, 8%)
1 MVP
1.61 Career Shares (135th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1925 NL  5.5 (10th)
1928 NL  5.3 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1923 NL  4.1 (10th)
1925 NL  5.5 (4th)
1927 NL  4.3 (10th)
1928 NL  5.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1923 NL  5.2 (4th)
1925 NL  5.5 (4th)
1926 NL  3.6 (7th)
1927 NL  4.1 (8th)
1928 NL  6.3 (3rd)
Career  42.8 (247th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1923 NL  .371 (2nd)
1925 NL  .367 (2nd)
1931 NL  .348 (3rd)
Career  .310 (113th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1923 NL  .425 (2nd)
1925 NL  .413 (7th)
1928 NL  .402 (9th)
1931 NL  .403 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1923 NL  .535 (5th)
1924 NL  .500 (10th)
1925 NL  .578 (3rd)
1926 NL  .506 (6th)
1927 NL  .509 (6th)
1928 NL  .628 (2nd)
1929 NL  .568 (8th)
1931 NL  .534 (6th)
Career  .500 (98th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1923 NL  .960 (4th)
1925 NL  .992 (4th)
1926 NL  .870 (9th)
1927 NL  .896 (9th)
1928 NL  1.030 (2nd)
1931 NL  .937 (5th)
Career  .869 (115th)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 NL  153 (1st)
1926 NL  154 (7th)
1927 NL  152 (6th)
Career  1,991 (247th)

At Bats s c a p y
1925 NL  619 (2nd)
1926 NL  603 (5th)
1927 NL  574 (8th)
Career  7,471 (206th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1925 NL  682 (3rd)
1926 NL  684 (3rd)
1927 NL  678 (6th)
1928 NL  667 (9th)
Career  8,354 (209th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1926 NL  98 (5th)
1928 NL  123 (2nd)
Career  1,177 (197th)

Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  194 (7th)
1925 NL  227 (1st)
1926 NL  180 (7th)
1928 NL  187 (10th)
Career  2,313 (145th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1923 NL  280 (7th)
1924 NL  264 (8th)
1925 NL  358 (3rd)
1926 NL  305 (1st)
1927 NL  292 (5th)
1928 NL  362 (1st)
1929 NL  318 (9th)
Career  3,737 (123rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1923 NL  34 (4th)
1924 NL  31 (8th)
1925 NL  44 (1st)
1926 NL  40 (1st)
1928 NL  42 (3rd)
Career  465 (89th)

Triples s c a p y
1923 NL  14 (5th)
1925 NL  12 (8th)
1926 NL  14 (7th)
1927 NL  15 (2nd)
1928 NL  20 (1st)
1929 NL  12 (8th)
1933 NL  9 (9th)
1934 NL  11 (5th)
1936 AL  11 (9th)
Career  151 (49th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  14 (7th)
1925 NL  21 (4th)
1926 NL  19 (2nd)
1927 NL  19 (5th)
1928 NL  31 (1st)
1929 NL  29 (7th)
1933 NL  13 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1923 NL  94 (10th)
1924 NL  111 (3rd)
1925 NL  128 (3rd)
1926 NL  120 (1st)
1927 NL  124 (4th)
1928 NL  136 (1st)
1929 NL  137 (5th)
1933 NL  83 (8th)
Career  1,422 (69th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 NL  58 (10th)
1927 NL  74 (3rd)
1928 NL  71 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 NL  44 (10th)
1926 NL  52 (8th)
1927 NL  49 (7th)
1928 NL  54 (5th)
1929 NL  54 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1923 NL  138 (10th)
1925 NL  150 (3rd)
Career  1,478 (215th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1923 NL  155 (3rd)
1925 NL  148 (4th)
1927 NL  133 (10th)
1928 NL  162 (2nd)
1931 NL  145 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1923 NL  116 (4th)
1924 NL  94 (10th)
1925 NL  146 (3rd)
1926 NL  110 (4th)
1927 NL  112 (6th)
1928 NL  144 (3rd)
Career  1,381 (118th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1923 NL  42 (3rd)
1924 NL  21 (10th)
1925 NL  44 (4th)
1926 NL  23 (8th)
1927 NL  27 (8th)
1928 NL  50 (3rd)
Career  254 (184th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1923 NL  4.0 (3rd)
1924 NL  2.1 (10th)
1925 NL  4.1 (4th)
1926 NL  2.2 (8th)
1927 NL  2.7 (8th)
1928 NL  4.8 (3rd)
Career  24.1 (198th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  56 (6th)
1924 NL  57 (5th)
1925 NL  77 (3rd)
1926 NL  73 (1st)
1927 NL  65 (4th)
1928 NL  93 (1st)
1929 NL  72 (10th)
Career  835 (96th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1923 NL  243 (9th)
1925 NL  276 (4th)
1926 NL  242 (6th)
1927 NL  253 (6th)
1928 NL  261 (7th)
Career  3,020 (189th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1923 NL  .759 (3rd)
1925 NL  .758 (4th)
1927 NL  .687 (9th)
1928 NL  .777 (3rd)
1931 NL  .762 (4th)
Career  .651 (204th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 NL  5 (7th)
1933 NL  7 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1924 NL  17 (9th)
1927 NL  26 (5th)
1930 NL  24 (3rd)
Career  177 (109th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1927 NL  11.3 (5th)
1928 NL  15.1 (2nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1924 NL  37.7 (7th)
1925 NL  29.5 (8th)
1926 NL  31.7 (4th)
1927 NL  30.2 (9th)
1928 NL  18.6 (3rd)
1929 NL  19.3 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1926 NL  442 (3rd)
1927 NL  426 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
1925 NL  1,466 (1st)
1926 NL  1,607 (2nd)
1927 NL  1,656 (1st)
1928 NL  1,454 (4th)
1929 NL  1,347 (5th)
1930 NL  1,164 (4th)
1933 NL  1,511 (2nd)
1934 NL  1,303 (3rd)
Career  18,337 (19th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1924 NL  133 (5th)
1925 NL  153 (1st)
1926 NL  154 (2nd)
1927 NL  152 (1st)
1928 NL  148 (3rd)
1929 NL  145 (5th)
1930 NL  124 (4th)
1933 NL  145 (3rd)
1934 NL  139 (4th)
1936 AL  140 (5th)
Career  1,885 (31st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  1,466 (1st)
1926 NL  1,607 (2nd)
1927 NL  1,656 (1st)
1928 NL  1,454 (4th)
1929 NL  1,347 (5th)
1930 NL  1,164 (4th)
1933 NL  1,511 (2nd)
1934 NL  1,303 (3rd)
Career  18,337 (18th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  74 (4th)
1927 NL  70 (5th)
1934 NL  77 (5th)
Career  814 (82nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1923 NL  18 (2nd)
1924 NL  24 (1st)
1925 NL  21 (1st)
1926 NL  19 (1st)
1927 NL  20 (2nd)
1928 NL  20 (1st)
1929 NL  13 (4th)
1931 NL  12 (5th)
1932 NL  10 (5th)
1933 NL  15 (3rd)
1934 NL  15 (2nd)
1936 AL  10 (3rd)
Career  223 (25th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1923 NL  95 (5th)
1924 NL  110 (4th)
1925 NL  133 (1st)
1926 NL  118 (3rd)
1927 NL  149 (1st)
1928 NL  113 (3rd)
1929 NL  122 (5th)
1930 NL  127 (4th)
1933 NL  112 (4th)
1934 NL  106 (4th)
Career  1,562 (18th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  10.07 (2nd)
1926 NL  10.79 (3rd)
1927 NL  11.36 (2nd)
1928 NL  10.18 (4th)
1931 NL  10.11 (2nd)
1933 NL  10.92 (2nd)
1934 NL  9.93 (3rd)
1935 NL  10.18 (2nd)
Career  10.16 (60th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  .987 (5th)
1926 NL  .989 (5th)
1929 NL  .991 (5th)
1930 NL  .990 (3rd)
1934 NL  .989 (5th)
1936 AL  .992 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1937 AL  born 1900-04-23 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 21 (99), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 145 (99), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 99 (165), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 42 (141), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (54th), 35.3 career WAR/28.8 7yr-peak WAR/32.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1936 36 St. Louis Browns $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 37 St. Louis Browns $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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