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Jimmy Burke

James Timothy Burke (Sunset Jimmy)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 12, 1874 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: October 6, 1898 (Age 23.359, 2,104th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Brewers/WhiteSox/Spiders/... 1898-1905

Last Game: October 8, 1905 (Age 30.361)
Died: March 26, 1942 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1898 23 CLV NL 13 42 38 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 .105 .150 .132 .282 -18 5 0 2 5
1899 24 STL NL 2 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 108 2 0 0 /4
1901 26 TOT MLB 120 486 432 48 97 13 0 0 51 17 33 25 .225 .287 .255 .542 54 110 5 16 56
1901 26 TOT AL 106 428 381 44 87 13 0 0 47 17 29 19 .228 .290 .262 .552 56 100 4 14 56
1901 26 MLA AL 64 258 233 24 48 8 0 0 26 6 17 12 .206 .266 .240 .506 44 56 2 6 5
1901 26 CHW AL 42 170 148 20 39 5 0 0 21 11 12 7 .264 .327 .297 .624 75 44 2 8 65
1901 26 PIT NL 14 58 51 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 .196 .268 .196 .464 33 10 1 2 5
1902 27 PIT NL 60 227 203 24 60 12 2 0 26 9 17 13 .296 .359 .374 .733 124 76 3 4 4O/56
1903 28 STL NL 115 464 431 55 123 13 3 0 42 28 23 24 .285 .326 .329 .656 89 142 3 7 54/O
1904 29 STL NL 118 448 406 37 92 10 3 0 37 17 15 17 .227 .271 .266 .537 69 108 10 17 *5
1905 30 STL NL 122 468 431 34 97 9 5 1 30 15 21 24 .225 .275 .276 .552 66 119 9 7 *5
7 Yrs 550 2142 1947 200 475 58 13 1 187 87 112 104 .244 .295 .289 .584 74 562 30 53
162 Game Avg. 162 631 573 59 140 17 4 0 55 26 33 31 .244 .295 .289 .584 74 166 9 16
STL (4 yrs) 357 1387 1274 127 314 32 11 1 109 60 60 65 .246 .292 .291 .583 76 371 22 31
PIT (2 yrs) 74 285 254 28 70 12 2 0 30 9 21 19 .276 .341 .339 .679 105 86 4 6
CLV (1 yr) 13 42 38 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 .105 .150 .132 .282 -18 5 0 2
MLA (1 yr) 64 258 233 24 48 8 0 0 26 6 17 12 .206 .266 .240 .506 44 56 2 6
CHW (1 yr) 42 170 148 20 39 5 0 0 21 11 12 7 .264 .327 .297 .624 75 44 2 8
NL (7 yrs) 444 1714 1566 156 388 45 13 1 140 70 83 85 .248 .297 .295 .592 78 462 26 39
AL (1 yr) 106 428 381 44 87 13 0 0 47 17 29 19 .228 .290 .262 .552 56 100 4 14

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
1898 23 CLV NL 13 42 -6 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 5
1899 24 STL NL 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 0.0 1 /4
1901 26 MLA AL 64 258 -16 -0 0 -4 2 -18 -1.7 9 -9 -0.8 .474 .490 -0.4 -0.2 -5 5
1901 26 CHW AL 42 170 -4 0 0 -2 2 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.5 0.1 5 65
1901 26 PIT NL 14 58 -4 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 5
1902 27 PIT NL 60 227 6 -0 0 0 -0 5 0.6 7 13 1.4 .510 .504 1.4 -0.1 13 4O/56
1903 28 STL NL 115 464 -4 0 0 1 3 -0 0.0 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 1.4 0.4 14 54/O
1904 29 STL NL 118 448 -12 -0 0 -4 4 -12 -1.3 15 2 0.2 .488 .491 0.6 0.0 6 *5
1905 30 STL NL 122 468 -15 -0 0 -4 4 -16 -1.7 15 -0 -0.2 .486 .489 0.3 0.0 4 *5
7 Seasons 550 2142 -55 0 0 -12 16 -52 -5.3 71 19 2.0 .490 .495 3.2 0.5 32
STL (4 yrs) 357 1387 -31 -0 0 -7 11 -28 -3.0 45 18 1.5 .491 .494 2.3 0.5 25
PIT (2 yrs) 74 285 2 -0 0 1 0 3 0.3 9 12 1.3 .504 .503 1.2 0.1 11
CLV (1 yr) 13 42 -6 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4
MLA (1 yr) 64 258 -16 -0 0 -4 2 -18 -1.7 9 -9 -0.8 .474 .490 -0.4 -0.2 -5
CHW (1 yr) 42 170 -4 0 0 -2 2 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.5 0.1 5

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 G Awards
1898 CLV NL 23 3B 13 34 8 21 5 0 .853 2.23 .902 3.48
1899 STL NL 24 2B 2 13 4 8 1 2 .923 6.00 .941 5.55
1901 TOT MLB 26 3B 89 363 116 197 50 8 .862 3.52 .897 3.53
1901 TOT AL 26 3B 75 306 100 163 43 5 .859 3.51 .899 3.59
1901 MLA AL 26 3B 64 250 83 132 35 5 .860 3.36 .899 3.59
1901 CHW AL 26 SS 31 173 56 94 23 10 .867 4.84 .898 5.34
1901 CHW AL 26 3B 11 56 17 31 8 0 .857 4.36 .899 3.59
1901 PIT NL 26 3B 14 57 16 34 7 3 .877 3.57 .888 3.21
1902 PIT NL 27 2B 27 152 52 84 16 8 .895 5.04 .947 5.45
1902 PIT NL 27 OF 18 19 16 2 1 0 .947 1.00 .945 1.97 7-0-11
1902 PIT NL 27 3B 9 41 14 23 4 0 .902 4.11 .913 3.51
1902 PIT NL 27 SS 4 21 8 11 2 0 .905 4.75 .912 5.45
1903 STL NL 28 3B 93 371 139 199 33 14 .911 3.63 .913 3.44
1903 STL NL 28 2B 15 89 25 58 6 0 .933 5.53 .938 5.19
1903 STL NL 28 OF 5 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.20 .941 1.94 4-0-1
1904 STL NL 29 3B 118 407 148 217 42 10 .897 3.09 .899 3.24
1905 STL NL 30 3B 122 446 174 238 34 13 .924 3.38 .921 3.20
6 Seasons 3B 444 1662 599 895 168 45 .899 3.36 .908 3.34
3 Seasons 2B 44 254 81 150 23 10 .909 5.25 .944 5.37
2 Seasons SS 35 194 64 105 25 10 .871 4.83 .899 5.35
2 Seasons OF 23 26 22 2 2 0 .923 1.04 .944 1.97 11-0-12
7 Seasons TOT 546 2136 766 1152 218 65 .898 3.51 .912 3.58 11-0-12
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1904 NL  10 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1901 AL  14 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1903 NL  18.0 (10th)
1904 NL  23.9 (5th)
1905 NL  18.0 (6th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1901 AL  66 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1904 NL  118 (4th)
1905 NL  122 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1904 NL  148 (5th)
1905 NL  174 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1904 NL  217 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1901 AL  43 (4th)
1903 NL  33 (5th)
1904 NL  42 (3rd)
1905 NL  34 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  14 (3rd)
1905 NL  13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1903 NL  3.63 (3rd)
1905 NL  3.38 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1904 NL  .897 (5th)
1905 NL  .924 (4th)

             

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Name and misspellings: James Sunset james jim jimmie Jimmy Timothy Burke

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