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John Dobbs

John Gordon Dobbs

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: June 3, 1875 in Chattanooga, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1901 (Age 25.321, 2,221st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1901 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Superbas/Reds/Orphans/Cubs 1901-1905

Final Game: September 20, 1905 (Age 30.109)
Died: September 9, 1934 in Charlotte, NC
Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
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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
1901 26 CIN NL 109 488 435 71 119 17 4 2 27 19 36 28 .274 .338 .345 .682 103 150 6 11 *O/5
1902 27 TOT NL 122 555 491 70 147 15 5 1 51 10 37 29 .299 .350 .356 .706 116 175 1 26 *O
1902 27 CIN NL 63 292 256 39 76 7 3 1 16 7 19 20 .297 .348 .359 .707 111 92 1 16 O
1902 27 CHC NL 59 263 235 31 71 8 2 0 35 3 18 9 .302 .352 .353 .705 121 83 0 10 O
1903 28 TOT NL 127 553 475 69 112 16 8 2 63 23 55 39 .236 .324 .316 .640 84 150 7 16 *O
1903 28 CHC NL 16 73 61 8 14 1 1 0 4 0 7 5 .230 .329 .279 .607 75 17 2 3 O
1903 28 BRO NL 111 480 414 61 98 15 7 2 59 23 48 34 .237 .323 .321 .645 85 133 5 13 *O
1904 29 BRO NL 101 403 363 36 90 16 2 0 30 11 28 22 .248 .304 .303 .607 90 110 1 11 O/46
1905 30 BRO NL 123 507 460 59 117 21 4 2 36 15 31 14 .254 .304 .330 .635 96 152 2 14 *O
5 Yrs 582 2506 2224 305 585 85 23 7 207 78 187 132 .263 .325 .331 .656 98 737 17 78
162 Game Avg. 162 698 619 85 163 24 6 2 58 22 52 37 .263 .325 .331 .656 98 205 5 22
BRO (3 yrs) 335 1390 1237 156 305 52 13 4 125 49 107 70 .247 .311 .319 .630 90 395 8 38
CHC (2 yrs) 75 336 296 39 85 9 3 0 39 3 25 14 .287 .347 .338 .685 111 100 2 13
CIN (2 yrs) 172 780 691 110 195 24 7 3 43 26 55 48 .282 .341 .350 .692 106 242 7 27

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
1901 26 CIN NL 109 488 5 -1 0 -10 -3 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.7 .491 .494 1.8 -1.4 16 *O/5
1902 27 CIN NL 63 292 3 -1 0 6 -3 5 0.6 9 14 1.5 .510 .504 0.9 0.3 8 O
1902 27 CHC NL 59 263 7 -0 0 1 -2 6 0.6 8 14 1.5 .511 .504 1.4 -0.1 13 O
1903 28 CHC NL 16 73 -1 0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .496 .500 0.1 0.1 1 O
1903 28 BRO NL 111 480 -6 0 0 4 -3 -5 -0.5 15 11 1.1 .496 .497 0.6 0.2 7 *O
1904 29 BRO NL 101 403 -3 -1 0 -1 -2 -7 -0.8 13 6 0.6 .492 .495 0.7 -0.3 7 O/46
1905 30 BRO NL 123 507 0 -1 0 -7 -3 -11 -1.2 16 6 0.5 .491 .493 1.3 -1.1 13 *O
5 Seasons 582 2506 4 -2 0 -6 -17 -21 -2.4 79 58 6.0 .496 .497 6.7 -2.4 64
BRO (3 yrs) 335 1390 -9 -1 0 -4 -9 -23 -2.4 45 23 2.1 .493 .495 2.6 -1.3 27
CHC (2 yrs) 75 336 5 0 0 2 -2 5 0.5 10 15 1.7 .507 .503 1.4 -0.0 13
CIN (2 yrs) 172 780 8 -1 0 -4 -7 -4 -0.5 24 20 2.2 .498 .498 2.7 -1.1 24

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
1901 CIN NL 26 OF 100 211 189 11 11 4 .948 2.00 .942 2.06 0-100-0
1901 CIN NL 26 3B 8 24 7 11 6 1 .750 2.25 .888 3.21
1902 TOT NL 27 OF 122 296 268 19 9 8 .970 2.35 .945 1.97 63-59-0
1902 CIN NL 27 OF 63 163 146 11 6 2 .963 2.49 .945 1.97 63-0-0
1902 CHC NL 27 OF 59 133 122 8 3 6 .977 2.20 .945 1.97 0-59-0
1903 TOT NL 28 OF 126 299 278 12 9 4 .970 2.30 .942 1.94 0-126-0
1903 CHC NL 28 OF 16 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 2.38 .942 1.94 0-16-0
1903 BRO NL 28 OF 110 261 241 11 9 4 .966 2.29 .942 1.94 0-110-0
1904 BRO NL 29 OF 92 220 200 6 14 0 .936 2.24 .947 1.89 2-86-3
1904 BRO NL 29 2B 2 15 5 8 2 1 .867 6.50 .942 5.35
1904 BRO NL 29 SS 2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 3.50 .920 5.40
1905 BRO NL 30 OF 123 274 246 11 17 1 .938 2.09 .955 1.97 0-123-0
5 Seasons OF 563 1300 1181 59 60 17 .954 2.20 .946 1.97 65-494-3
1 Season 3B 8 24 7 11 6 1 .750 2.25 .888 3.21
1 Season SS 2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 3.50 .920 5.40
1 Season 2B 2 15 5 8 2 1 .867 6.50 .942 5.35
5 Seasons TOT 575 1346 1195 83 68 19 .949 2.22 .945 2.01 65-494-3
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1902 NL  26 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1902 NL  16.9 (9th)
1905 NL  32.9 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  268 (5th)
1903 NL  278 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1905 NL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  2.35 (4th)
1903 NL  2.30 (4th)
1904 NL  2.24 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  .970 (4th)
1903 NL  .970 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (295th), 6.0 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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