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Jim Bunning

James Paul David Bunning

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 23, 1931 in Southgate, KY
High School: St. Xavier HS (Cincinnati, OH)
School: Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1955 (Age 23.270, 8,880th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Phillies/Pirates/Dodgers 1955-1971

Last Game: September 3, 1971 (Age 39.315)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1996.
   View Jim Bunning Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1955 DET AL 23 P 15 8 0 51.0 13 4 8 1 1 .923 2.12 0.80 .956 1.99 1.97 3 0 0% 47% 0
1956 DET AL 24 P 15 3 0 53.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.53 .950 1.92 1.91 2 0 0% 44% 1
1957 DET AL 25 P 45 30 14 267.1 31 12 19 0 0 1.000 1.04 0.69 .963 1.99 2.00 8 9 53% 47% 0 AS,MVP-9
1958 DET AL 26 P 35 34 10 219.2 25 9 16 0 0 1.000 1.02 0.71 .963 1.95 1.93 6 4 40% 47% 1
1959 DET AL 27 P 40 35 14 249.2 30 11 16 3 1 .900 0.97 0.68 .955 2.05 2.03 13 8 38% 40% 0 AS
1960 DET AL 28 P 36 34 10 252.0 42 11 31 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.17 .967 1.96 1.95 11 12 52% 40% 0 MVP-24
1961 DET AL 29 P 38 37 12 268.0 53 21 29 3 6 .943 1.68 1.32 .954 2.05 2.02 13 11 46% 36% 0 AS
1962 DET AL 30 P 41 35 12 258.0 30 17 13 0 1 1.000 1.05 0.73 .958 2.08 2.07 15 8 35% 36% 0 AS,MVP-21
1963 DET AL 31 P 39 35 6 248.1 44 18 25 1 1 .977 1.56 1.10 .955 1.99 2.00 6 5 45% 33% 1 AS
1964 PHI NL 32 P 41 39 13 284.1 44 10 31 3 2 .932 1.30 1.00 .953 2.14 2.13 8 4 33% 40% 0 AS,MVP-13
1965 PHI NL 33 P 39 39 15 291.0 72 29 40 3 2 .958 2.13 1.77 .956 2.08 2.08 10 8 44% 36% 1
1966 PHI NL 34 P 43 41 16 314.0 50 18 30 2 0 .960 1.38 1.12 .947 1.96 1.96 22 11 33% 40% 0 AS
1967 PHI NL 35 P 40 40 16 302.1 50 16 33 1 1 .980 1.46 1.23 .960 2.00 2.00 23 11 32% 40% 0 CYA-2,MVP-22
1968 PIT NL 36 P 27 26 3 160.0 25 6 17 2 1 .920 1.29 0.85 .958 2.01 2.02 10 7 41% 40% 0
1969 TOT NL 37 P 34 34 5 212.1 21 5 15 1 2 .952 0.85 0.59 .958 1.95 1.94 17 9 35% 40% 0
1969 PIT NL 37 P 25 25 4 156.0 14 4 9 1 2 .929 0.75 0.52 .958 1.95 1.94 8 6 43% 40% 0
1969 LAD NL 37 P 9 9 1 56.1 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.78 .959 1.95 1.94 9 3 25% 40% 0
1970 PHI NL 38 P 34 33 4 219.0 41 12 27 2 1 .951 1.60 1.15 .951 1.85 1.84 29 7 19% 33% 0
1971 PHI NL 39 P 29 16 1 110.0 22 5 16 1 1 .955 1.72 0.72 .954 1.90 1.90 12 5 29% 35% 0
17 Seasons P 591 519 151 3760.1 601 206 372 23 20 .962 1.38 0.98 .956 2.00 1.99 208 119 36% 39% 4
17 Seasons TOT 591 519 151 3760.1 601 206 372 23 20 .962 1.38 0.98 .956 2.00 1.99 208 119 36% 39% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1955 DET AL 23 P
1956 DET AL 24 P
1957 DET AL 25 P
1958 DET AL 26 P
1959 DET AL 27 P
1960 DET AL 28 P
1961 DET AL 29 P
1962 DET AL 30 P
1963 DET AL 31 P
1964 PHI NL 32 P
1965 PHI NL 33 P
1966 PHI NL 34 P
1967 PHI NL 35 P
1968 PIT NL 36 P
1969 PIT NL 37 P
1969 LAD NL 37 P
1970 PHI NL 38 P
1971 PHI NL 39 P
17 Seasons P
17 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1955 DET AL 23 15 8 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 DET AL 24 15 3 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 DET AL 25 45 30 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 DET AL 26 36 34 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 DET AL 27 40 35 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 DET AL 28 38 34 38 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1961 DET AL 29 38 37 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 DET AL 30 43 35 43 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1963 DET AL 31 41 35 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1964 PHI NL 32 41 39 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 33 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 PHI NL 34 43 41 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 PHI NL 35 40 40 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 PIT NL 36 27 26 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 PIT NL 37 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 LAD NL 37 9 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 PHI NL 38 35 33 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1971 PHI NL 39 31 16 31 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Seasons 601 519 601 591 591 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1955 DET AL 23 241 72% 17% 9 78% 0 4 0 3 7 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 50%
1956 DET AL 24 240 77% 21% 6 100% 0 2 1 1 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1957 DET AL 25 1080 78% 20% 23 91% 0 12 3 9 18 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1958 DET AL 26 922 73% 18% 22 73% 1 8 0 7 17 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 57%
1959 DET AL 27 1034 74% 18% 19 74% 1 11 1 7 14 11 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6 33%
1960 DET AL 28 1027 76% 20% 32 97% 1 12 1 11 30 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 100%
1961 DET AL 29 1110 78% 22% 34 91% 0 20 2 15 30 22 6 3 1 1 1 2 6 4 5 1 4 100%
1962 DET AL 30 1103 78% 19% 15 100% 0 17 1 15 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1963 DET AL 31 1051 76% 20% 30 87% 2 17 0 14 26 16 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 8 75%
1964 PHI NL 32 1145 77% 20% 35 89% 0 10 1 9 32 29 2 3 1 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 17 94%
1965 PHI NL 33 1191 73% 23% 48 90% 0 29 5 20 40 32 4 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 11 91%
1966 PHI NL 34 1254 77% 27% 29 90% 0 18 0 14 27 25 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1967 PHI NL 35 1216 75% 23% 38 84% 0 19 1 18 31 27 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1968 PIT NL 36 647 81% 25% 17 94% 0 5 0 4 15 13 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 100%
1969 PIT NL 37 596 73% 18% 6 100% 0 3 0 2 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1969 LAD NL 37 238 87% 29% 7 86% 1 1 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1970 PHI NL 38 937 81% 25% 32 88% 0 11 3 8 25 22 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 7 86%
1971 PHI NL 39 484 83% 32% 21 86% 1 5 1 3 17 12 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 6 67%
17 Seasons 15516 77% 22% 423 88% 7 204 20 161 361 296 30 23 8 11 4 11 19 10 14 5 106 84%
MLB Averages 79% 27% 90% 83%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1977 BBWAA (38.1%)
1978 BBWAA (47.8%)
1979 BBWAA (34.0%)
1980 BBWAA (46.0%)
1981 BBWAA (40.9%)
1982 BBWAA (33.3%)
1983 BBWAA (36.9%)
1984 BBWAA (49.9%)
1985 BBWAA (54.2%)
1986 BBWAA (65.6%)
1987 BBWAA (70.0%)
1988 BBWAA (74.2%)
1989 BBWAA (63.3%)
1990 BBWAA (57.9%)
1991 BBWAA (63.7%)
1996 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1996
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1957 AL (9, 14%)
1960 AL (24, 1%)
1962 AL (21, 3%)
1964 NL (13, 8%)
1967 NL (22, 2%)
0.28 Career Shares (648th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1967 NL (2, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (235th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1964 June NL Player of the Month

Putouts as P s c a p y
1961 AL  21 (5th)
1965 NL  29 (1st)
Career  206 (98th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1959 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1965 NL  1.77 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1957 AL  1.000 (1st)
1958 AL  1.000 (1st)
1960 AL  1.000 (1st)
1962 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1969 NL  born 1931-10-23 (9th)
1970 NL  born 1931-10-23 (6th)
1971 NL  born 1931-10-23 (5th)

                           

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