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Johnny Butler

John Stephen Butler (Trolley Line)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 20, 1893 in Fall River, KS
High School: Manual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1926 (Age 33.029, 5,629th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Cubs/Cardinals 1926-1929

Last Game: October 5, 1929 (Age 36.199)
Died: April 29, 1967 in Seal Beach, CA
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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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
1926 33 BRO NL 147 577 501 54 135 27 5 1 68 6 54 44 .269 .346 .349 .696 89 175 5 17 65/4 MVP-19
1927 34 BRO NL 149 576 521 39 124 13 6 2 57 9 34 33 .238 .292 .298 .590 58 155 6 16 65
1928 35 CHC NL 62 201 174 17 47 7 0 0 16 2 19 7 .270 .352 .310 .662 75 54 3 6 5/6
1929 36 STL NL 17 59 55 5 9 1 1 0 5 0 4 5 .164 .220 .218 .439 8 12 0 0 /56
4 Yrs 375 1413 1251 115 315 48 12 3 146 17 111 89 .252 .320 .317 .636 71 396 14 39
162 Game Avg. 162 610 540 50 136 21 5 1 63 7 48 38 .252 .320 .317 .636 71 171 6 17
BRO (2 yrs) 296 1153 1022 93 259 40 11 3 125 15 88 77 .253 .319 .323 .642 73 330 11 33
STL (1 yr) 17 59 55 5 9 1 1 0 5 0 4 5 .164 .220 .218 .439 8 12 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 62 201 174 17 47 7 0 0 16 2 19 7 .270 .352 .310 .662 75 54 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
1926 33 BRO NL 147 577 -6 -0 0 -4 9 -2 -0.3 18 16 1.5 .499 .499 2.0 0.4 20 65/4 MVP-19
1927 34 BRO NL 149 576 -30 -0 0 -4 8 -26 -2.8 18 -9 -0.9 .482 .483 -0.5 0.4 -5 65
1928 35 CHC NL 62 201 -5 -0 0 1 2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .496 .498 0.3 0.2 3 5/6
1929 36 STL NL 17 59 -8 0 0 -1 1 -8 -0.8 2 -7 -0.6 .454 .495 -0.5 -0.0 -6 /56
4 Seasons 375 1413 -49 -1 0 -8 19 -39 -4.1 44 4 0.3 .489 .492 1.2 1.0 12
BRO (2 yrs) 296 1153 -36 -1 0 -8 16 -28 -3.1 36 7 0.6 .490 .491 1.5 0.8 15
STL (1 yr) 17 59 -8 0 0 -1 1 -8 -0.8 2 -7 -0.6 .454 .495 -0.5 -0.0 -6
CHC (1 yr) 62 201 -5 -0 0 1 2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .496 .498 0.3 0.2 3

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
1926 BRO NL 33 SS 102 97 93 590 243 317 30 43 .949 5.49 .948 5.85 MVP-19
1926 BRO NL 33 3B 42 39 32 107 38 67 2 3 .981 2.50 .953 2.99 MVP-19
1926 BRO NL 33 2B 8 9 8 42 17 23 2 2 .952 5.00 .965 5.78 MVP-19
1927 BRO NL 34 SS 90 88 86 485 214 251 20 49 .959 5.17 .944 5.50
1927 BRO NL 34 3B 60 59 56 177 65 105 7 7 .960 2.83 .945 2.96
1928 CHC NL 35 3B 59 50 48 180 51 120 9 9 .950 2.90 .943 3.06
1928 CHC NL 35 SS 2 0 0 7 2 4 1 1 .857 3.00 .950 5.60
1929 STL NL 36 3B 9 8 8 28 13 14 1 0 .964 3.00 .953 2.88
1929 STL NL 36 SS 8 7 7 37 17 19 1 2 .973 4.50 .950 5.61
4 Seasons SS 202 192 186 1119 476 591 52 95 .954 5.28 .946 5.68
4 Seasons 3B 170 156 144 492 167 306 19 19 .961 2.78 .946 3.00
1 Season 2B 8 9 8 42 17 23 2 2 .952 5.00 .965 5.78
4 Seasons TOT 380 357 338 1653 660 920 73 116 .956 4.16 .947 4.48
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))
1926 NL (19, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1092nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1926 NL  5 (7th)
1927 NL  6 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1927 NL  413 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1926 NL  34 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (451st), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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