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Jimmy Brown

James Robertson Brown

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 25, 1910 in Jamesville, NC
School: North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1937 (Age 26.363, 6,739th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates 1937-1946

Last Game: September 15, 1946 (Age 36.143)
Died: December 29, 1977 in Bath, NC
Buried: Brown Family Cemetery, Jamesville, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1657. Jack Burns… #1658. Ty Wigginton… #1659. Charley Bassett… #1660. JIMMY BROWN… #1661. George Browne… #1662. Michael Tucker… #1663. Bill Gleason… 

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
1937 27 STL NL 138 581 525 86 145 20 9 2 53 10 27 29 .276 .313 .360 .673 81 189 16 1 26 *46/5
1938 28 STL NL 108 413 382 50 115 12 6 0 38 7 27 9 .301 .350 .364 .714 93 139 6 2 2 465
1939 29 STL NL 147 694 645 88 192 31 8 3 51 4 32 18 .298 .335 .384 .719 88 248 10 4 14 *64 MVP-6
1940 30 STL NL 107 484 454 56 127 17 4 0 30 9 24 15 .280 .317 .335 .652 76 152 7 1 5 456
1941 31 STL NL 132 608 549 81 168 28 9 3 56 2 45 22 .306 .363 .406 .769 110 223 8 4 12 *54 MVP-4
1942 ★ 32 STL NL 145 667 606 75 155 28 4 1 71 4 52 11 .256 .315 .320 .635 80 194 9 0 10 456 AS,MVP-13
1943 33 STL NL 34 120 110 6 20 4 2 0 8 0 6 1 .182 .224 .255 .479 35 28 0 0 4 4/56
1944 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1946 36 PIT NL 79 264 241 23 58 6 0 0 12 3 18 5 .241 .293 .266 .559 57 64 8 0 4 64/5
8 Yrs 890 3831 3512 465 980 146 42 9 319 39 231 110 .279 .326 .352 .678 85 1237 64 12 77
162 Game Avg. 162 697 639 85 178 27 8 2 58 7 42 20 .279 .326 .352 .678 85 225 12 2 14
STL (7 yrs) 811 3567 3271 442 922 140 42 9 307 36 213 105 .282 .328 .359 .687 87 1173 56 12 73
PIT (1 yr) 79 264 241 23 58 6 0 0 12 3 18 5 .241 .293 .266 .559 57 64 8 0 4

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
1937 27 STL NL 138 581 -13 -1 0 -3 6 -11 -1.2 19 8 0.8 .492 .493 1.1 0.3 11 *46/5
1938 28 STL NL 108 413 -3 -1 0 -3 4 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.1 .498 .499 1.5 0.1 14 465
1939 29 STL NL 147 694 -10 -0 0 7 9 6 0.5 21 27 2.7 .504 .504 2.0 1.6 20 *64 MVP-6
1940 30 STL NL 107 484 -14 -0 0 -8 4 -18 -2.0 16 -2 -0.3 .482 .488 0.6 -0.4 6 456
1941 31 STL NL 132 608 8 0 0 11 1 21 2.1 19 40 4.2 .517 .514 3.0 1.3 29 *54 MVP-4
1942 ★ 32 STL NL 145 667 -14 -0 0 2 5 -7 -1.0 20 12 1.1 .494 .495 0.9 0.7 10 456 AS,MVP-13
1943 33 STL NL 34 120 -9 0 0 2 1 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .481 .496 -0.5 0.4 -4 4/56
1946 36 PIT NL 79 264 -12 -0 0 -5 3 -15 -1.7 10 -5 -0.6 .479 .490 -0.1 -0.2 0 64/5
8 Seasons 890 3831 -66 -2 0 3 33 -32 -4.3 122 90 8.6 .496 .498 8.5 3.6 87
STL (7 yrs) 811 3567 -54 -2 0 8 30 -17 -2.6 112 95 9.2 .498 .499 8.6 3.8 87
PIT (1 yr) 79 264 -12 -0 0 -5 3 -15 -1.7 10 -5 -0.6 .479 .490 -0.1 -0.2 0

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
1942 ❍ 32 STL NL WS NYY W 5 23 20 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 .300 .391 .300 .691 6 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 23 20 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 .300 .391 .300 .691 6 0 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 Awards
1937 STL NL 27 2B 112 109 102 617 235 360 22 57 .964 5.31 .959 5.70
1937 STL NL 27 SS 25 19 19 103 41 53 9 10 .913 3.76 .951 5.29
1937 STL NL 27 3B 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .953 2.90
1938 STL NL 28 2B 49 47 43 281 121 151 9 37 .968 5.55 .969 5.74
1938 STL NL 28 SS 30 18 16 117 49 59 9 13 .923 3.60 .943 5.34
1938 STL NL 28 3B 24 24 20 82 25 54 3 5 .963 3.29 .945 3.03
1939 STL NL 29 SS 104 99 92 582 208 349 25 67 .957 5.36 .953 5.50 MVP-6
1939 STL NL 29 2B 50 47 41 273 120 143 10 25 .963 5.26 .968 5.69 MVP-6
1940 STL NL 30 2B 48 45 40 256 115 135 6 32 .977 5.21 .964 5.61
1940 STL NL 30 3B 41 41 24 114 47 58 9 5 .921 2.56 .948 3.01
1940 STL NL 30 SS 28 16 13 93 36 50 7 5 .925 3.07 .950 5.50
1941 STL NL 31 3B 123 122 116 426 135 276 15 22 .965 3.34 .949 3.33 MVP-4
1941 STL NL 31 2B 11 8 7 52 22 28 2 9 .962 4.55 .962 5.60 MVP-4
1942 STL NL 32 2B 82 80 72 439 211 215 13 56 .970 5.20 .968 5.61 AS,MVP-13
1942 STL NL 32 3B 66 63 51 207 85 111 11 9 .947 2.97 .940 3.19 AS,MVP-13
1942 STL NL 32 SS 12 0 0 8 3 3 2 1 .750 0.50 .955 5.22 AS,MVP-13
1943 STL NL 33 2B 19 14 14 91 44 45 2 9 .978 4.68 .969 5.76
1943 STL NL 33 3B 9 8 7 27 12 15 0 4 1.000 3.00 .948 3.17
1943 STL NL 33 SS 6 4 3 25 9 16 0 1 1.000 4.17 .954 5.30
1946 PIT NL 36 SS 30 26 25 151 57 88 6 15 .960 4.83 .957 5.15
1946 PIT NL 36 2B 21 20 17 128 55 69 4 12 .969 5.90 .971 5.52
1946 PIT NL 36 3B 9 9 9 32 15 11 6 1 .813 2.89 .952 3.08
8 Seasons 2B 392 370 336 2137 923 1146 68 237 .968 5.28 .965 5.66
7 Seasons 3B 273 267 227 891 320 527 44 46 .951 3.10 .946 3.21
7 Seasons SS 235 182 168 1079 403 618 58 112 .946 4.34 .952 5.39
8 Seasons TOT 900 819 731 4107 1646 2291 170 395 .959 4.37 .958 4.85
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1939 NL (6, 28%)
1941 NL (4, 32%)
1942 NL (13, 7%)
0.68 Career Shares (359th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1939 NL  1.6 (4th)
1941 NL  1.3 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1941 NL  .306 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1939 NL  645 (1st)
1942 NL  606 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1939 NL  694 (4th)
1942 NL  667 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1939 NL  192 (5th)
1941 NL  168 (6th)
1942 NL  155 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1939 NL  248 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1939 NL  31 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1939 NL  8 (9th)
1941 NL  9 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1939 NL  150 (2nd)
1941 NL  128 (3rd)
1942 NL  122 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 NL  4 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1937 NL  26 (1st)
1941 NL  12 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1937 NL  16 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1938 NL  42.4 (2nd)
1939 NL  35.8 (4th)
1940 NL  30.3 (4th)
1941 NL  25.0 (10th)
1942 NL  55.1 (2nd)
Career  31.9 (17th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1937 NL  422 (10th)
1939 NL  477 (1st)
1942 NL  470 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1939 NL  492 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1939 NL  35 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  123 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  135 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  276 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  22 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  349 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  .964 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  3.34 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1941 NL  .965 (2nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1939 NL  .957 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 19 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1061), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (215th), 8.6 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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