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Jim Devlin

James H. Devlin

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 135 lb.

Born: April 16, 1866 in Troy, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: June 28, 1886 (Age 20.073, 1,115th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Quakers/Giants 1886-1889

Last Game: June 17, 1889 (Age 23.062)
Died: December 14, 1900 in Troy, NY
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Troy, NY
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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
1886 20 NYG NL 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 2.0 3 5 4 0 4 2 0 1 16 22 7.10 3.500 13.5 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
1887 21 PHI NL 0 2 .000 6.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 20 19 12 0 10 6 3 0 1 88 72 4.78 1.667 10.0 0.0 5.0 3.0 0.60
1888 22 STL AA 6 5 .545 3.19 11 11 0 10 0 0 90.1 82 54 32 3 20 45 8 0 9 380 100 2.95 1.129 8.2 0.3 2.0 4.5 2.25
1889 23 STL AA 5 3 .625 2.40 9 8 1 5 0 0 60.0 56 38 16 0 24 37 7 0 8 265 174 3.32 1.333 8.4 0.0 3.6 5.6 1.54
4 Yrs 11 10 .524 3.38 23 21 2 17 0 1 170.1 161 116 64 3 58 90 18 0 19 749 108 3.32 1.286 8.5 0.2 3.1 4.8 1.55
162 Game Avg. 17 15 .524 3.38 36 32 3 26 0 2 263 249 179 99 5 90 139 0 29 1158 108 3.32 1.286 8.5 0.2 3.1 4.8 1.55
STL (2 yrs) 11 8 .579 2.87 20 19 1 15 0 0 150.1 138 92 48 3 44 82 15 0 17 645 125 3.10 1.211 8.3 0.2 2.6 4.9 1.86
NYG (1 yr) 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 2.0 3 5 4 0 4 2 0 1 16 22 7.10 3.500 13.5 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
PHI (1 yr) 0 2 .000 6.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 20 19 12 0 10 6 3 0 1 88 72 4.78 1.667 10.0 0.0 5.0 3.0 0.60
AA (2 yrs) 11 8 .579 2.87 20 19 1 15 0 0 150.1 138 92 48 3 44 82 15 0 17 645 125 3.10 1.211 8.3 0.2 2.6 4.9 1.86
NL (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 7.20 3 2 1 2 0 1 20.0 23 24 16 0 14 8 3 0 2 104 59 5.01 1.850 10.4 0.0 6.3 3.6 0.57
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
1886 20 NYG NL 2.0 1 0 5 22.50 5.19 0.22 0.00 99.0 4.92 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .235 .498
1887 21 PHI NL 18.0 2 2 19 9.50 5.95 0.10 0.00 104.0 6.08 -6 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .293 .497
1888 22 STL AA 90.1 11 11 54 5.38 5.11 0.46 0.00 106.0 4.93 -5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.0 1 .459 .497
1889 23 STL AA 60.0 9 8 38 5.70 5.96 0.27 0.00 110.0 6.27 5 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.7 8 .544 .502
4 Seasons 170.1 23 21 116 6.13 5.50 0.35 0.00 107.1 5.52 -10 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 0.2 1 .468 .499
STL (2 yrs) 150.1 20 19 92 5.51 5.45 0.39 0.00 107.6 5.46 -0 -0.1 1.0 -0.2 0.7 10 .497 .500
NYG (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 5 22.50 5.19 0.22 0.00 99.0 4.92 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -4 .235 .498
PHI (1 yr) 18.0 2 2 19 9.50 5.95 0.10 0.00 104.0 6.08 -6 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -5 .293 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1888 22 STL AA WS L NYG 1 0 1.000 2.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 2 0 2 5 1.000 6.4 0.0 2.6 6.4 2.50
1 WS 1 0 1.000 2.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 5 3 2 0 2 5 1.000 6.4 0.0 2.6 6.4 2.50

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
1886 20 NYG NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 /1
1887 21 PHI NL 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 109 2 0 /1
1888 22 STL AA 11 41 37 7 11 1 0 0 3 2 4 3 .297 .366 .324 .690 114 12 0 1
1889 23 STL AA 9 27 26 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 .192 .222 .192 .415 13 5 0 /1
4 Yrs 23 76 70 13 18 1 0 0 4 3 6 8 .257 .316 .271 .587 71 19 0
162 Game Avg. 162 535 493 92 127 7 0 0 28 21 42 56 .257 .316 .271 .587 71 134
STL (2 yrs) 20 68 63 11 16 1 0 0 3 3 5 7 .254 .309 .270 .579 70 17 0
NYG (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
PHI (1 yr) 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 109 2 0
AA (2 yrs) 20 68 63 11 16 1 0 0 3 3 5 7 .254 .309 .270 .579 70 17 0
NL (2 yrs) 3 8 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .286 .375 .286 .661 84 2 0

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
1886 20 NYG NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1887 21 PHI NL 2 7 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .530 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1888 22 STL AA 11 41 1 -0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .525 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1889 23 STL AA 9 27 -4 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
4 Seasons 23 76 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.2 0.0 2
STL (2 yrs) 20 68 -3 -0 0 0 5 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 2
NYG (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
PHI (1 yr) 2 7 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .530 .500 0.1 0.0 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
1888 22 STL AA WS NYG L 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1 WS 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

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
1886 NYG NL 20 P 1 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00 .915 2.25 2.20
1887 PHI NL 21 P 2 18.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.50 2.50 .902 2.00 1.95
1888 STL AA 22 P 11 90.1 29 3 22 4 0 .862 2.49 2.27 .891 2.45 2.41
1889 STL AA 23 P 9 60.0 21 0 18 3 0 .857 2.70 2.00 .905 2.13 2.04
4 Seasons P 23 170.1 57 4 46 7 0 .877 2.64 2.17 .898 2.29 2.22
4 Seasons TOT 23 170.1 57 4 46 7 0 .877 2.64 2.17 .898 2.29 2.22
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

Saves s c a p y
1886 NL  1 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2178), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1638), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1939th), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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