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Jumbo Davis

James J. Davis

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 5, 1861 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1884 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1886 [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Cowboys/Gladiators/Browns/Statesmen 1884-1891

Final Game: May 22, 1891 (Age 29)
Died: February 14, 1921 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
1884 22 KCC UA 7 29 29 3 6 0 0 0 0 .207 .207 .207 .414 47 6 /5
1886 24 BAL AA 60 229 216 23 42 5 2 1 20 12 11 .194 .240 .250 .490 56 54 2 5
1887 25 BAL AA 130 518 485 81 150 23 19 8 109 49 28 27 .309 .353 .485 .838 137 235 5 56
1888 26 KCC AA 121 517 491 70 131 22 8 3 61 42 20 56 .267 .304 .363 .666 109 178 6 *5/6
1889 27 TOT AA 64 265 245 41 64 4 3 0 30 25 18 36 .261 .317 .302 .619 73 74 2 5/O6
1889 27 KCC AA 62 260 241 40 64 4 3 0 30 25 17 35 .266 .319 .307 .626 76 74 2 5
1889 27 STL AA 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -44 0 0 /O6
1890 28 TOT AA 59 241 213 41 61 12 3 2 41 15 24 .286 .369 .399 .768 122 85 4 5
1890 28 STL AA 21 80 71 8 18 3 1 0 13 5 9 .254 .338 .324 .661 83 23 0 5
1890 28 BRG AA 38 161 142 33 43 9 2 2 28 10 15 .303 .385 .437 .822 144 62 4 5
1891 29 WAS AA 12 51 44 7 14 3 2 0 9 8 7 5 .318 .412 .477 .889 160 21 0 5
7 Yrs 453 1850 1723 266 468 69 37 14 270 151 108 124 .272 .322 .379 .701 108 653 19
162 Game Avg. 162 662 616 95 167 25 13 5 97 39 .272 .322 .379 .701 108 234
STL (2 yrs) 23 85 75 9 18 3 1 0 13 5 10 1 .240 .329 .307 .636 76 23 0
BAL (2 yrs) 190 747 701 104 192 28 21 9 129 61 39 27 .274 .319 .412 .731 114 289 7
KCC (2 yrs) 183 777 732 110 195 26 11 3 91 67 37 91 .266 .309 .344 .653 97 252 8
BRG (1 yr) 38 161 142 33 43 9 2 2 28 10 15 .303 .385 .437 .822 144 62 4
WAS (1 yr) 12 51 44 7 14 3 2 0 9 8 7 5 .318 .412 .477 .889 160 21 0
KCC (1 yr) 7 29 29 3 6 0 0 0 0 .207 .207 .207 .414 47 6
AA (6 yrs) 446 1821 1694 263 462 69 37 14 270 151 108 124 .273 .323 .382 .705 109 647 19
UA (1 yr) 7 29 29 3 6 0 0 0 0 .207 .207 .207 .414 47 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
1884 22 KCC UA 7 29 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .461 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /5
1886 24 BAL AA 60 229 -11 1 0 -3 2 -12 -1.0 5 -7 -0.5 .483 .494 -0.3 -0.1 -4 5
1887 25 BAL AA 130 518 23 2 0 -3 6 27 2.2 11 38 3.3 .516 .513 3.5 0.3 41 56
1888 26 KCC AA 121 517 3 1 0 2 4 10 1.0 11 21 2.1 .508 .506 1.8 0.6 19 *5/6
1889 27 KCC AA 62 260 -10 1 0 -8 2 -14 -1.2 6 -8 -0.6 .481 .493 0.0 -0.5 -1 5
1889 27 STL AA 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O6
1890 28 STL AA 21 80 -2 -0 0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 0.1 -0.2 0 5
1890 28 BRG AA 38 161 8 -0 0 -1 1 8 0.6 4 12 1.1 .518 .504 1.2 -0.0 13 5
1891 29 WAS AA 12 51 4 1 0 -2 0 3 0.2 1 4 0.3 .518 .501 0.5 -0.1 6 5
7 Seasons 453 1850 13 5 0 -20 16 14 1.0 40 53 5.2 .502 .504 6.6 -0.1 73
STL (2 yrs) 23 85 -3 -0 0 -3 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0
BAL (2 yrs) 190 747 12 2 0 -6 7 15 1.1 16 31 2.8 .505 .507 3.2 0.2 37
KCC (2 yrs) 183 777 -7 3 0 -6 6 -4 -0.2 17 13 1.5 .499 .501 1.9 0.1 19
BRG (1 yr) 38 161 8 -0 0 -1 1 8 0.6 4 12 1.1 .518 .504 1.2 -0.0 13
WAS (1 yr) 12 51 4 1 0 -2 0 3 0.2 1 4 0.3 .518 .501 0.5 -0.1 6
KCC (1 yr) 7 29 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.2 .461 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1889 27 BRO AA WS NYG L 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1 WS 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

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
1884 KCC UA 22 3B 7 30 5 14 11 0 .633 2.71 .777 3.01
1886 BAL AA 24 3B 60 231 82 114 35 6 .848 3.27 .849 3.18
1887 BAL AA 25 3B 87 351 91 199 61 7 .826 3.33 .850 3.34
1887 BAL AA 25 SS 43 226 57 132 37 5 .836 4.40 .858 4.48
1888 KCC AA 26 3B 113 580 155 334 91 27 .843 4.33 .867 3.46
1888 KCC AA 26 SS 8 48 12 27 9 0 .813 4.88 .863 4.61
1889 KCC AA 27 3B 62 290 93 140 57 14 .803 3.76 .857 3.56
1889 STL AA 27 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 2.00 1-0-0
1889 STL AA 27 SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .870 5.10
1890 TOT AA 28 3B 59 265 72 140 53 11 .800 3.59 .864 3.68
1890 STL AA 28 3B 21 104 23 53 28 2 .731 3.62 .864 3.68
1890 BRG AA 28 3B 38 161 49 87 25 9 .845 3.58 .864 3.68
1891 WAS AA 29 3B 12 50 19 22 9 2 .820 3.42 .872 3.63
7 Seasons 3B 400 1797 517 963 317 67 .824 3.70 .858 3.44
3 Seasons SS 52 275 70 159 46 5 .833 4.40 .859 4.51
1 Season OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .900 2.00 1-0-0
7 Seasons TOT 453 2073 588 1122 363 72 .825 3.77 .858 3.56 1-0-0
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1887 AA  3.3 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1887 AA  3.5 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1887 AA  .485 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1887 AA  .838 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1887 AA  235 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1888 AA  22 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1887 AA  19 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  8 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1887 AA  109 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1887 AA  137 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1887 AA  82 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  50 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1887 AA  .660 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1887 AA  13.8 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1887 AA  60.6 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1887 AA  98 (5th)
1888 AA  100 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1888 AA  113 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1888 AA  155 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1888 AA  334 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1888 AA  91 (1st)
1890 AA  53 (5th)
Career  317 (30th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1888 AA  27 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  3.33 (5th)
1888 AA  4.33 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (762), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1419), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (276th), 5.2 career WAR/5.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: James J. Jumbo Davis

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