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Jiggs Donahue

John Augustus Donahue

Positions: First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: July 13, 1879 in Springfield, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1900 (Age 21.059, 2,209th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1902 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Brewers/Browns/Pirates 1900-1909

Last Game: October 2, 1909 (Age 30.081)
Died: July 19, 1913 in Columbus, OH
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, OH
Relatives: Brother of Pat Donahue
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1488. Juan Rivera… #1489. Frank Baumholtz… #1490. Jerry Browne… #1491. JIGGS DONAHUE… #1492. Rocco Baldelli… #1493. Sandy Alomar… #1494. Randy Hundley… 

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
1900 20 PIT NL 3 10 10 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 63 4 0 0 /2O
1901 21 TOT MLB 39 120 107 10 34 5 4 0 16 4 10 3 .318 .387 .439 .826 134 47 2 1 23/O
1901 21 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2O
1901 21 MLA AL 37 120 107 10 34 5 4 0 16 4 10 3 .318 .387 .439 .826 134 47 2 1 23
1902 22 SLB AL 30 103 89 11 21 1 1 1 7 2 12 8 .236 .327 .303 .630 77 27 0 2 2/3
1904 24 CHW AL 102 406 367 46 91 9 7 1 48 18 25 26 .248 .298 .319 .617 98 117 1 13 3
1905 25 CHW AL 149 608 533 71 153 22 4 1 76 32 44 35 .287 .346 .349 .695 124 186 4 27 *3
1906 26 CHW AL 154 643 556 70 143 17 7 1 57 36 48 25 .257 .320 .318 .638 102 177 3 36 *3
1907 27 CHW AL 157 655 609 75 158 16 4 0 68 27 28 33 .259 .295 .299 .594 92 182 3 15 *3
1908 28 CHW AL 93 340 304 22 62 8 2 0 22 14 25 30 .204 .271 .243 .515 69 74 3 8 3
1909 29 TOT AL 86 325 287 13 67 12 1 0 30 9 23 17 .233 .293 .282 .575 85 81 1 14 3
1909 29 CHW AL 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 -35 0 0 0 /3
1909 29 WSH AL 84 320 283 13 67 12 1 0 28 9 22 17 .237 .294 .286 .580 86 81 1 14 3
9 Yrs 813 3210 2862 319 731 90 31 4 327 143 215 178 .255 .311 .313 .624 99 895 17 116
162 Game Avg. 162 640 570 64 146 18 6 1 65 28 43 35 .255 .311 .313 .624 99 178 3 23
CHW (6 yrs) 657 2657 2373 284 607 72 24 3 273 127 171 149 .256 .310 .310 .620 100 736 14 99
PIT (2 yrs) 5 10 10 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 63 4 0 0
SLB (2 yrs) 67 223 196 21 55 6 5 1 23 6 22 11 .281 .359 .378 .737 107 74 2 3
WSH (1 yr) 84 320 283 13 67 12 1 0 28 9 22 17 .237 .294 .286 .580 86 81 1 14
AL (8 yrs) 808 3200 2852 318 729 90 30 4 324 142 215 177 .256 .312 .312 .624 99 891 17 116
NL (2 yrs) 5 10 10 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 63 4 0 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
1900 20 PIT NL 3 10 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .456 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /2O
1901 21 PIT NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2O
1901 21 MLA AL 37 120 6 -0 0 -3 1 3 0.3 4 8 0.7 .508 .502 1.0 -0.2 11 23
1902 22 SLB AL 30 103 -2 -0 0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.1 .486 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 2/3
1904 24 CHW AL 102 406 0 0 0 3 -3 0 -0.1 15 15 1.6 .500 .500 1.2 -0.1 12 3
1905 25 CHW AL 149 608 16 0 0 11 -5 22 2.5 22 44 5.0 .518 .516 3.7 0.7 33 *3
1906 26 CHW AL 154 643 4 1 0 3 -5 3 0.4 23 26 2.8 .502 .502 2.4 -0.2 23 *3
1907 27 CHW AL 157 655 -4 -0 0 14 -5 5 0.6 23 28 3.1 .504 .503 1.3 1.1 14 *3
1908 28 CHW AL 93 340 -9 0 0 6 -3 -5 -0.7 12 7 0.6 .493 .496 -0.2 0.4 1 3
1909 29 CHW AL 2 5 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .467 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /3
1909 29 WSH AL 84 320 -3 -1 0 -4 -3 -10 -1.4 11 1 -0.1 .485 .492 0.5 -0.9 5 3
9 Seasons 813 3210 6 1 0 26 -21 12 1.1 115 127 13.5 .502 .503 10.1 0.6 101
CHW (6 yrs) 657 2657 7 2 0 37 -21 24 2.7 95 120 13.0 .504 .505 8.4 1.9 83
PIT (2 yrs) 5 10 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .473 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0
SLB (2 yrs) 67 223 3 -0 0 -6 2 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .498 .500 1.2 -0.3 13
WSH (1 yr) 84 320 -3 -1 0 -4 -3 -10 -1.4 11 1 -0.1 .485 .492 0.5 -0.9 5

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
1906 ❍ 26 CHW AL WS CHC W 6 24 18 0 5 2 1 0 4 0 3 4 .278 .409 .500 .909 9 1 2 0
1 WS 6 24 18 0 5 2 1 0 4 0 3 4 .278 .409 .500 .909 9 1 2 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1900 PIT NL 20 C 2 9 7 1 1 0 .889 4.00 .949 5.00 2 2 1 33% 45%
1900 PIT NL 20 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 2.20 0-0-1
1901 TOT MLB 21 C 20 104 73 24 7 0 .933 4.85 .950 5.03 5 31 20 39% 44%
1901 PIT NL 21 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6.20 1 0 0
1901 PIT NL 21 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10 1-0-0
1901 MLA AL 21 C 19 104 73 24 7 0 .933 5.11 .950 4.97 4 31 20 39% 44%
1901 MLA AL 21 1B 13 129 113 6 10 8 .922 9.15 .974 10.77
1902 SLB AL 22 C 23 114 80 29 5 2 .956 4.74 .957 4.90 10 24 23 49% 44%
1902 SLB AL 22 1B 5 41 38 0 3 4 .927 7.60 .980 10.94
1904 CHW AL 24 1B 101 1177 1067 85 25 49 .979 11.41 .982 11.03
1905 CHW AL 25 1B 149 1780 1645 114 21 77 .988 11.81 .982 10.78
1906 CHW AL 26 1B 154 1837 1697 118 22 62 .988 11.79 .982 10.85
1907 CHW AL 27 1B 157 1998 1846 140 12 78 .994 12.65 .982 11.15
1908 CHW AL 28 1B 83 1031 968 57 6 30 .994 12.35 .984 11.36
1909 TOT AL 29 1B 83 826 777 36 13 28 .984 9.80 .985 11.13
1909 CHW AL 29 1B 2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 5.50 .985 11.15
1909 WSH AL 29 1B 81 815 766 36 13 28 .984 9.90 .985 11.13
8 Seasons 1B 745 8819 8151 556 112 336 .987 11.69 .982 11.01
3 Seasons C 45 227 160 54 13 2 .943 4.76 .953 4.96 17 57 44 44% 44%
2 Seasons OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .940 2.15 1-0-1
9 Seasons TOT 792 9047 8312 610 125 338 .986 11.27 .982 10.64 1-0-1 17 57 44 44% 44%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1905 AL  5.0 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1907 AL  1.1 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1905 AL  .287 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1905 AL  .346 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1906 AL  154 (3rd)
1907 AL  157 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1907 AL  609 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1906 AL  643 (8th)
1907 AL  655 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1907 AL  158 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1905 AL  76 (3rd)
1907 AL  68 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1905 AL  32 (8th)
1906 AL  36 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1905 AL  126 (4th)
1907 AL  138 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1905 AL  27 (10th)
1906 AL  36 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1906 AL  22.2 (7th)
1907 AL  18.5 (8th)
Career  16.1 (247th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1906 AL  449 (2nd)
1907 AL  466 (1st)

Putoutss c a p y
1905 AL  1,645 (1st)
1906 AL  1,697 (1st)
1907 AL  1,846 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1902 AL  48.9 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1905 AL  149 (2nd)
1906 AL  154 (1st)
1907 AL  157 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1905 AL  1,645 (1st)
1906 AL  1,697 (1st)
1907 AL  1,846 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1904 AL  85 (3rd)
1905 AL  114 (1st)
1906 AL  118 (1st)
1907 AL  140 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1904 AL  25 (4th)
1905 AL  21 (4th)
Career  112 (99th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1904 AL  49 (5th)
1905 AL  77 (1st)
1906 AL  62 (2nd)
1907 AL  78 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1904 AL  11.41 (2nd)
1905 AL  11.81 (2nd)
1906 AL  11.79 (1st)
1907 AL  12.65 (1st)
1908 AL  12.35 (1st)
Career  11.69 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1905 AL  .988 (1st)
1906 AL  .988 (1st)
1907 AL  .994 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1900 NL  born 1879-07-13 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (154th), 13.5 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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