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Jim Devlin

James Alexander Devlin

Positions: Pitcher, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 6, 1849 in Philadelphia, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1873 (Age 23.319)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1874 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Grays/WhiteStockings/Whites 1873-1877

Final Game: October 6, 1877 (Age 28.122)
Died: October 10, 1883 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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 G Awards
1873 PHI NA 24 1B 12 130 118 4 8 9 .938 10.17 .925 10.77
1873 PHI NA 24 3B 6 30 8 11 11 1 .633 3.17 .739 4.60
1873 PHI NA 24 SS 4 16 4 6 6 0 .625 2.50 .779 5.05
1873 PHI NA 24 OF 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .805 2.00 0-0-2
1874 CHI NA 25 1B 24 270 248 3 19 5 .930 10.46 .932 10.52
1874 CHI NA 25 OF 17 29 20 2 7 2 .759 1.29 .802 2.02 0-0-17
1874 CHI NA 25 3B 5 20 5 6 9 0 .550 2.20 .759 4.36
1875 CHI NA 26 1B 42 517 472 11 34 11 .934 11.50 .936 10.92
1875 CHI NA 26 P 28 224.0 78 15 52 11 1 .859 2.69 2.39 .865 2.59 2.58
1875 CHI NA 26 OF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .820 1.88 0-3-1
1876 LOU NL 27 P 68 622.0 153 44 100 9 4 .941 2.08 2.12 .874 2.08 2.10
1876 LOU NL 27 1B 1 10 8 1 1 1 .900 9.00 .942 10.60
1877 LOU NL 28 P 61 559.0 150 30 110 10 2 .933 2.25 2.30 .915 2.10 2.10
3 Seasons P 157 1405.0 381 89 262 30 7 .921 2.25 2.24 .888 2.17 2.19
4 Seasons 1B 79 927 846 19 62 26 .933 10.95 .933 10.77
3 Seasons OF 23 32 22 3 7 2 .781 1.09 .803 1.99 0-3-20
2 Seasons 3B 11 50 13 17 20 1 .600 2.73 .747 4.49
1 Season SS 4 16 4 6 6 0 .625 2.50 .779 5.05
5 Seasons TOT 274 1405.0 1406 974 307 125 36 .911 2.25 4.68 .910 2.17 4.78 0-3-20
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1873 PHI NA 24 23 23 0 0 12 0 6 4 0 0 2 2 0
1874 CHI NA 25 45 45 0 0 24 0 5 0 0 0 17 17 0
1875 CHI NA 26 69 69 28 0 42 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0
1876 LOU NL 27 68 68 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1877 LOU NL 28 61 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 266 266 157 0 79 0 11 4 0 3 20 23 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putoutss c a p y
1875 NA  488 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  472 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  34 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1874 NA  2 (4th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1876 NL  68 (1st)
1877 NL  61 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1876 NL  44 (3rd)
1877 NL  30 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1876 NL  100 (1st)
1877 NL  110 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1877 NL  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1875 NA  11.50 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1876 NL  2.08 (5th)
1877 NL  2.25 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1877 NL  2.30 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1877 NL  .933 (4th)

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