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Jim Colborn

James William Colborn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 22, 1946 in Santa Paula, CA
High School: Santa Paula HS (Santa Paula, CA)
Schools: University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Whittier College (Whittier, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 13, 1969 (Age 23.052)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Cubs/Royals/Mariners 1969-1978

Final Game: October 1, 1978 (Age 32.132)
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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
1969 CHC NL 23 P 6 2 0 14.2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 3.07 0.83 .958 1.96 1.93 0 1 100% 40% 0
1970 CHC NL 24 P 34 5 0 72.2 18 4 13 1 1 .944 2.11 0.50 .951 1.85 1.84 6 5 45% 33% 0
1971 CHC NL 25 P 14 0 0 10.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.48 0.29 .955 1.92 1.90 2 0 0% 36% 1
1972 MIL AL 26 P 39 12 4 147.2 26 8 17 1 1 .962 1.52 0.64 .950 1.86 1.85 6 8 57% 39% 0
1973 MIL AL 27 P 43 36 22 314.1 74 19 55 0 4 1.000 2.12 1.72 .951 1.86 1.85 11 12 52% 38% 3 AS,CYA-6
1974 MIL AL 28 P 33 31 10 224.0 58 19 35 4 0 .931 2.17 1.64 .947 1.81 1.80 13 12 48% 38% 4
1975 MIL AL 29 P 36 29 8 206.1 53 15 36 2 2 .962 2.22 1.42 .940 1.87 1.86 15 9 38% 38% 2
1976 MIL AL 30 P 32 32 7 225.2 44 11 32 1 4 .977 1.71 1.34 .950 1.87 1.88 18 9 33% 34% 6
1977 KCR AL 31 P 36 35 6 239.0 71 27 39 5 3 .930 2.49 1.83 .948 1.95 1.93 12 5 29% 39% 1
1978 TOT AL 32 P 28 22 3 142.2 52 10 39 3 2 .942 3.09 1.75 .954 1.90 1.88 9 1 10% 38% 2
1978 KCR AL 32 P 8 3 0 28.1 11 2 8 1 0 .909 3.18 1.25 .954 1.91 1.88 3 0 0% 38% 1
1978 SEA AL 32 P 20 19 3 114.1 41 8 31 2 2 .951 3.07 1.95 .954 1.90 1.88 6 1 14% 38% 1
10 Seasons P 301 204 60 1597.1 405 114 274 17 18 .958 2.19 1.29 .949 1.87 1.86 92 62 40% 37% 19
10 Seasons TOT 301 204 60 1597.1 405 114 274 17 18 .958 2.19 1.29 .949 1.87 1.86 92 62 40% 37% 19
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
1969 CHC NL 23 P
1970 CHC NL 24 P
1971 CHC NL 25 P
1972 MIL AL 26 P
1973 MIL AL 27 P
1974 MIL AL 28 P
1975 MIL AL 29 P
1976 MIL AL 30 P
1977 KCR AL 31 P
1978 KCR AL 32 P
1978 SEA AL 32 P
10 Seasons P
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1969 CHC NL 23 6 2 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CHC NL 24 34 5 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CHC NL 25 14 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 MIL AL 26 39 12 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 MIL AL 27 43 36 0 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 MIL AL 28 33 31 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 MIL AL 29 36 29 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 MIL AL 30 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 KCR AL 31 37 36 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 SEA AL 32 20 19 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 KCR AL 32 8 3 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 302 205 94 301 301 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1969 CHC NL 23 65 82% 29% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1970 CHC NL 24 327 81% 28% 19 74% 0 4 2 1 12 8 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 33%
1971 CHC NL 25 50 96% 36% 4 75% 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 MIL AL 26 609 79% 26% 24 92% 0 9 0 7 20 17 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1973 MIL AL 27 1288 85% 28% 54 94% 3 19 1 13 53 39 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 6 83%
1974 MIL AL 28 938 88% 28% 40 90% 0 18 1 11 37 28 2 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1975 MIL AL 29 878 87% 30% 37 95% 1 14 0 11 36 25 5 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 7 86%
1976 MIL AL 30 937 88% 27% 28 96% 0 11 1 9 32 18 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 3 1 5 100%
1977 KCR AL 31 1021 84% 30% 46 93% 1 27 3 18 38 30 3 5 0 2 3 2 3 2 3 0 5 100%
1978 SEA AL 32 502 89% 32% 33 94% 1 9 1 6 30 22 5 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 4 100%
1978 KCR AL 32 128 86% 25% 10 80% 0 2 0 1 8 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 83%
10 Seasons 6743 86% 29% 299 92% 7 114 9 78 274 198 31 17 1 10 6 11 17 14 16 1 49 88%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 90% 87%



* - 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
1984 BBWAA ()

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1973 AL (6, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 May 15th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1977 AL  27 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1973 AL  55 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1977 AL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1973 AL  1.000 (1st)

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