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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #501. Mike Krukow… #502. Geoff Zahn… #503. Doug Fister… #504. JIM DEVLIN… #505. Bob Tewksbury… #506. Brad Penny… #507. George Suggs… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1875 26 CHI NA 7 16 .304 1.93 28 24 4 24 0 0 224.0 254 179 48 0 12 23 0 14 1005 118 2.19 1.188 10.2 0.0 0.5 0.9 1.92
1876 27 LOU NL 30 35 .462 1.56 68 68 0 66 5 0 622.0 566 309 108 3 37 122 0 14 2568 168 2.08 0.969 8.2 0.0 0.5 1.8 3.30
1877 28 LOU NL 35 25 .583 2.25 61 61 0 61 4 0 559.0 617 288 140 4 41 141 0 20 2328 146 2.65 1.177 9.9 0.1 0.7 2.3 3.44
3 Yrs 72 76 .486 1.90 157 153 4 151 9 0 1405.0 1437 776 296 7 90 286 0 48 5901 150 2.32 1.087 9.2 0.0 0.6 1.8 3.18
162 Game Avg. 16 17 .486 1.90 34 34 1 33 2 0 308 315 170 65 2 20 63 0 11 1294 150 2.32 1.087 9.2 0.0 0.6 1.8 3.18
LOU (2 yrs) 65 60 .520 1.89 129 129 0 127 9 0 1181.0 1183 597 248 7 78 263 0 34 4896 156 2.35 1.068 9.0 0.1 0.6 2.0 3.37
CHI (1 yr) 7 16 .304 1.93 28 24 4 24 0 0 224.0 254 179 48 0 12 23 0 14 1005 118 2.19 1.188 10.2 0.0 0.5 0.9 1.92
NL (2 yrs) 65 60 .520 1.89 129 129 0 127 9 0 1181.0 1183 597 248 7 78 263 0 34 4896 156 2.35 1.068 9.0 0.1 0.6 2.0 3.37
NA (1 yr) 7 16 .304 1.93 28 24 4 24 0 0 224.0 254 179 48 0 12 23 0 14 1005 118 2.19 1.188 10.2 0.0 0.5 0.9 1.92
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1875 26 CHI NA 224.0 28 24 179 7.19 6.21 0.37 0.00 102.0 5.95 -27 -2.2 1.0 -0.4 -0.6 -4 .421 .486
1876 27 LOU NL 622.0 68 68 309 4.47 6.18 0.51 0.00 117.0 6.63 137 13.4 -1.0 18.0 223 .697 .582 $1,600
1877 28 LOU NL 559.0 61 61 288 4.64 5.69 0.55 0.00 117.0 6.02 89 8.9 -0.6 13.3 148 .645 .555 $2,000
3 Seasons 1405.0 157 153 776 4.97 5.99 0.50 0.00 114.6 6.28 199 20.0 1.0 -2.1 30.8 367 .627 .555 $3,600
LOU (2 yrs) 1181.0 129 129 597 4.55 5.95 0.53 0.00 117.0 6.34 226 22.2 -1.6 31.3 371 .672 .569 $3,600
CHI (1 yr) 224.0 28 24 179 7.19 6.21 0.37 0.00 102.0 5.95 -27 -2.2 1.0 -0.4 -0.6 -4 .421 .486

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
1873 24 PHI NA 23 101 99 18 24 4 4 0 10 0 0 2 4 .242 .257 .364 .621 79 36 1 3/56O
1874 25 CHI NA 45 205 203 26 58 5 0 0 26 2 1 2 9 .286 .293 .310 .603 93 63 1 3O/5
1875 26 CHI NA 69 322 318 60 92 17 6 0 40 6 1 4 4 .289 .298 .381 .679 131 121 1 *31/O
1876 27 LOU NL 68 299 298 38 94 14 1 0 28 1 11 .315 .318 .369 .687 115 110 *1/3
1877 28 LOU NL 61 275 268 38 72 6 3 1 27 7 27 .269 .287 .325 .612 80 87 *1
5 Yrs 266 1202 1186 180 340 46 14 1 131 8 2 16 55 .287 .296 .352 .648 104 417 3
162 Game Avg. 162 732 722 110 207 28 9 1 80 10 33 .287 .296 .352 .648 104 254
CHI (2 yrs) 114 527 521 86 150 22 6 0 66 8 2 6 13 .288 .296 .353 .649 116 184 2
LOU (2 yrs) 129 574 566 76 166 20 4 1 55 8 38 .293 .303 .348 .651 98 197
PHI (1 yr) 23 101 99 18 24 4 4 0 10 0 0 2 4 .242 .257 .364 .621 79 36 1
NA (3 yrs) 137 628 620 104 174 26 10 0 76 8 2 8 17 .281 .290 .355 .645 109 220 3
NL (2 yrs) 129 574 566 76 166 20 4 1 55 8 38 .293 .303 .348 .651 98 197

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
1873 24 PHI NA 23 101 -5 0 0 -2 0 -6 -0.4 3 -3 -0.1 .482 .498 0.0 -0.1 -1 3/56O
1874 25 CHI NA 45 205 -2 -0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.5 7 1 0.2 .490 .497 0.5 -0.3 4 3O/5
1875 26 CHI NA 69 322 10 1 0 1 -0 12 1.0 11 23 2.1 .515 .506 2.0 0.0 22 *31/O
1876 27 LOU NL 68 299 3 0 0 0 5 8 0.6 0 8 0.6 .510 .504 0.7 -0.0 8 $1,600 *1/3
1877 28 LOU NL 61 275 -9 0 0 0 13 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .505 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 $2,000 *1
5 Seasons 266 1202 -3 1 0 -4 17 11 1.0 21 32 3.1 .504 .503 3.5 -0.4 36 $3,600
CHI (2 yrs) 114 527 8 1 0 -2 -1 6 0.5 18 24 2.3 .505 .503 2.5 -0.3 26
LOU (2 yrs) 129 574 -7 0 0 0 18 11 0.9 0 11 0.9 .508 .503 1.0 -0.0 11 $3,600
PHI (1 yr) 23 101 -5 0 0 -2 0 -6 -0.4 3 -3 -0.1 .482 .498 0.0 -0.1 -1

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 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1876 NL  18.6 (1st)
1877 NL  13.6 (1st)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1876 NL  18.0 (1st)
1877 NL  13.3 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1875 NA  1.93 (8th)
1876 NL  1.56 (2nd)
1877 NL  2.25 (3rd)
Career  1.90 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1875 NA  7 (10th)
1876 NL  30 (4th)
1877 NL  35 (2nd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1876 NL  .462 (9th)
1877 NL  .583 (2nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1876 NL  0.969 (3rd)
1877 NL  1.177 (3rd)
Career  1.087 (13th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1876 NL  8.190 (3rd)
1877 NL  9.934 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1876 NL  0.535 (7th)
1877 NL  0.660 (2nd)
Career  0.577 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1876 NL  1.765 (2nd)
1877 NL  2.270 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1876 NL  68 (1st)
1877 NL  61 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1876 NL  622.0 (1st)
1877 NL  559.0 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1876 NL  122 (1st)
1877 NL  141 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1876 NL  68 (1st)
1877 NL  61 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1876 NL  66 (1st)
1877 NL  61 (1st)
Career  151 (224th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1876 NL  5 (4th)
1877 NL  4 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  3 (5th)
1877 NL  4 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1875 NA  12 (8th)
1876 NL  37 (3rd)
1877 NL  41 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1876 NL  566 (2nd)
1877 NL  617 (1st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1876 NL  3.297 (3rd)
1877 NL  3.439 (3rd)
Career  3.178 (41st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1875 NA  0.000 (1st)
1876 NL  0.043 (4th)
1877 NL  0.064 (6th)
Career  0.045 (1st)

Losses s c a p y
1875 NA  16 (8th)
1876 NL  35 (1st)
1877 NL  25 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  108 (3rd)
1877 NL  140 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1876 NL  14 (6th)
1877 NL  20 (4th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1876 NL  2,568 (1st)
1877 NL  2,328 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1875 NA  4 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1875 NA  118 (8th)
1876 NL  168 (2nd)
1877 NL  146 (1st)
Career  150 (4th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1875 NA  2.19 (10th)
1876 NL  2.08 (2nd)
1877 NL  2.65 (3rd)
Career  2.32 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1876 NL  59 (1st)
1877 NL  54 (1st)
Career  113 (203rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1876 NL  5.4 (1st)
1877 NL  5.0 (1st)
Career  10.4 (245th)

Games Played s c a p y
1876 NL  68 (9th)
1877 NL  61 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1877 NL  268 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1877 NL  275 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1875 NA  17 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1877 NL  1 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1877 NL  27 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
1876 NL  79 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1875 NA  23 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1877 NL  196 (6th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Pitching - 18 (122), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 62 (415), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 45 (313), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
Pitching - 22 (271), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (206th), 33.8 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/33.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1876 27 Louisville Grays $1,600 ? 1/6/1877 NY Clipper
1877 28 Louisville Grays $2,000 ? L. Allen, 100 Years of Baseball, p. 46
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,600
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ジム・デブリン 統計
sh: Jim Devlin

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Name and misspellings: James Alexander james Jim jimmie jimmy Devlin

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