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Jim Buchanan

James Forrest Buchanan

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: July 1, 1876 in Chatham Hill, VA
Schools: Austin College (Sherman, TX), Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, NE) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1905 (Age 28)
Team: Browns 1905

Final Game: October 7, 1905 (Age 29)
Died: June 15, 1949 in Norfolk, NE
Buried: Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, NE
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1905 28 SLB AL 5 9 .357 3.50 22 15 7 12 1 2 141.1 149 76 55 2 27 54 2 0 2 576 73 1.245 9.5 0.1 1.7 3.4 2.00
1 Yr 5 9 .357 3.50 22 15 7 12 1 2 141.1 149 76 55 2 27 54 2 0 2 576 73 1.245 9.5 0.1 1.7 3.4 2.00
162 Game Avg. 9 17 .357 3.50 40 28 13 22 2 4 260 274 140 101 4 50 99 4 0 4 1059 73 1.245 9.5 0.1 1.7 3.4 2.00

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1905 28 SLB AL 141.1 22 15 76 4.84 3.74 -0.11 0.00 96.0 3.70 -17 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .415 .488
1 Season 141.1 22 15 76 4.84 3.74 -0.11 0.00 96.0 3.70 -17 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -6 .415 .488

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
1905 28 SLB AL 22 52 46 5 7 1 0 0 1 1 5 8 .152 .235 .174 .409 33 8 0 1 1
1 Yr 22 52 46 5 7 1 0 0 1 1 5 8 .152 .235 .174 .409 33 8 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 383 339 37 52 7 0 0 7 7 37 59 .152 .235 .174 .409 33 59 0 7

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
1905 28 SLB AL 22 52 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1 Season 22 52 -3 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1

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
1905 SLB AL 28 P 22 141.1 63 8 47 8 1 .873 3.50 2.50 .942 3.25 3.21
1 Season P 22 141.1 63 8 47 8 1 .873 3.50 2.50 .942 3.25 3.21
1 Season TOT 22 141.1 63 8 47 8 1 .873 3.50 2.50 .942 3.25 3.21
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.
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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

Saves s c a p y
1905 AL  2 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1905 AL  7 (8th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1905 AL  8 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (580), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 3 (2196), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2025), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (2778th), -0.5 career WAR/-0.5 7yr-peak WAR/-0.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • September 1, 1904: Drafted by the St. Louis Browns from Oakland (PCL) in the 1904 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: James Forrest james Jim jimmie jimmy Buchanan buchanon

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