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Jim Bucher

James Quinter Bucher

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 24, 1911 in Manassas, VA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1934 (Age 23.025)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/RedSox/Cardinals 1934-1945

Final Game: September 29, 1945 (Age 34.189)
Died: October 21, 2004 in Elizabethtown, PA
Buried: Gravel Hill Church Cemetery, Palmyra, PA
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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
1934 23 BRO NL 47 89 84 12 19 5 2 0 8 1 4 7 .226 .261 .333 .595 61 28 1 0 1 4/5
1935 24 BRO NL 123 487 473 72 143 22 1 7 58 4 10 33 .302 .317 .397 .714 92 188 9 0 4 45O79
1936 25 BRO NL 110 403 370 49 93 12 8 2 41 5 29 27 .251 .306 .343 .649 74 127 6 0 4 54O9/7
1937 26 BRO NL 125 411 380 44 96 11 2 4 37 5 20 18 .253 .295 .324 .619 67 123 6 3 8 45/O789
1938 27 STL NL 17 61 57 7 13 3 1 0 7 0 2 2 .228 .254 .316 .570 53 18 2 0 2 4/5
1944 33 BOS AL 80 302 277 39 76 9 2 4 31 3 3 19 13 .274 .326 .365 .690 98 101 6 2 4 54
1945 34 BOS AL 52 161 151 19 34 4 3 0 11 1 3 7 13 .225 .264 .291 .556 60 44 2 1 2 5/4
7 Yrs 554 1914 1792 242 474 66 19 17 193 19 6 91 113 .265 .302 .351 .653 78 629 32 6 25
162 Game Avg. 162 560 524 71 139 19 6 5 56 6 27 33 .265 .302 .351 .653 78 184 9 2 7
BRO (4 yrs) 405 1390 1307 177 351 50 13 13 144 15 63 85 .269 .304 .357 .660 78 466 22 3 17
BOS (2 yrs) 132 463 428 58 110 13 5 4 42 4 6 26 26 .257 .304 .339 .643 84 145 8 3 6
STL (1 yr) 17 61 57 7 13 3 1 0 7 0 2 2 .228 .254 .316 .570 53 18 2 0 2
NL (5 yrs) 422 1451 1364 184 364 53 14 13 151 15 65 87 .267 .302 .355 .657 77 484 24 3 19
AL (2 yrs) 132 463 428 58 110 13 5 4 42 4 6 26 26 .257 .304 .339 .643 84 145 8 3 6

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
1934 23 BRO NL 47 89 -5 -0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -1 4/5
1935 24 BRO NL 123 487 -5 -0 0 -3 0 -8 -0.8 15 7 0.8 .494 .495 1.0 -0.2 10 45O79
1936 25 BRO NL 110 403 -13 -0 0 -1 0 -14 -1.5 13 -1 -0.1 .487 .491 -0.1 -0.1 -0 54O9/7
1937 26 BRO NL 125 411 -16 -0 0 -9 2 -23 -2.4 13 -10 -1.0 .481 .485 -0.1 -0.7 -1 45/O789
1938 27 STL NL 17 61 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 4/5
1944 33 BOS AL 80 302 -0 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.9 0.0 9 $5,000 54
1945 34 BOS AL 52 161 -8 -1 0 2 0 -6 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .486 .495 -0.5 0.2 -4 $7,000 5/4
7 Seasons 554 1914 -51 -2 0 -15 5 -62 -6.6 60 -3 -0.4 .488 .493 1.0 -1.0 12 $12,000
BRO (4 yrs) 405 1390 -39 -1 0 -15 4 -51 -5.3 44 -7 -0.7 .487 .491 0.8 -1.1 8
BOS (2 yrs) 132 463 -8 -1 0 1 1 -7 -0.9 13 6 0.5 .494 .498 0.4 0.2 5 $12,000
STL (1 yr) 17 61 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -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
1934 BRO NL 23 2B 20 13 12 87 37 43 7 10 .920 4.00 .965 5.88
1934 BRO NL 23 3B 6 1 0 8 1 5 2 0 .750 1.00 .945 2.97
1935 BRO NL 24 2B 41 34 33 222 90 121 11 24 .950 5.15 .963 5.76
1935 BRO NL 24 3B 39 38 30 109 43 64 2 4 .982 2.74 .941 2.86
1935 BRO NL 24 OF 37 36 29 69 61 3 5 1 .928 1.73 .971 2.42
1935 BRO NL 24 LF 20 19 18 32 27 1 4 0 .875 1.40 .970 2.25
1935 BRO NL 24 RF 18 17 11 37 34 2 1 1 .973 2.00 .968 2.17
1936 BRO NL 25 3B 39 38 38 111 32 69 10 4 .910 2.59 .947 2.67
1936 BRO NL 25 2B 32 22 19 124 49 68 7 11 .944 3.66 .963 5.94
1936 BRO NL 25 OF 30 28 22 67 64 1 2 0 .970 2.17 .973 2.38
1936 BRO NL 25 RF 24 22 18 55 52 1 2 0 .964 2.21 .966 2.12
1936 BRO NL 25 LF 7 6 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .972 2.19
1937 BRO NL 26 2B 49 47 45 263 128 122 13 29 .951 5.10 .959 5.70
1937 BRO NL 26 3B 43 35 34 117 37 70 10 6 .915 2.49 .954 2.87
1937 BRO NL 26 OF 6 4 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .974 2.23
1937 BRO NL 26 LF 4 4 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .973 2.10
1937 BRO NL 26 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.60
1937 BRO NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1938 STL NL 27 2B 14 13 13 66 32 31 3 9 .955 4.50 .969 5.74
1938 STL NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.00
1944 BOS AL 33 3B 44 41 41 143 48 89 6 10 .958 3.11 .954 3.34
1944 BOS AL 33 2B 21 21 20 105 51 49 5 15 .952 4.76 .967 5.61
1945 BOS AL 34 3B 32 28 28 100 26 68 6 8 .940 2.94 .948 3.16
1945 BOS AL 34 2B 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 5.60
7 Seasons 3B 204 181 171 589 188 365 36 32 .939 2.71 .949 2.98
7 Seasons 2B 179 151 142 869 388 435 46 98 .947 4.60 .963 5.77
3 Seasons OF 73 68 55 144 133 4 7 1 .951 1.88 .972 2.39
3 Seasons RF 43 39 29 92 86 3 3 1 .967 2.07 .967 2.14
3 Seasons LF 31 29 26 51 46 1 4 0 .922 1.52 .971 2.22
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.60
7 Seasons TOT 456 400 368 1602 709 804 89 131 .944 3.32 .959 3.98
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1969), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2805), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (870th), -0.4 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1944 33 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 34 Boston Red Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,000
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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