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Red Downs

Jerome Willis Downs

Positions: Second Baseman, Outfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: August 23, 1883 in Neola, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1907 (Age 23.252)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Cubs/Dodgers 1907-1912

Final Game: September 30, 1912 (Age 29.038)
Died: October 19, 1939 in Council Bluffs, IA
Buried: Neola Township Cemetery, Neola, IA
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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
1907 23 DET AL 105 403 374 28 82 13 5 1 42 3 13 66 .219 .249 .289 .538 69 108 2 14 4O/56
1908 24 DET AL 84 303 289 28 64 10 3 1 35 2 5 43 .221 .237 .287 .524 67 83 1 8 4/5
1912 28 TOT NL 52 140 127 11 33 7 3 1 17 8 10 22 .260 .314 .386 .700 92 49 0 3 4/65
1912 28 BRO NL 9 34 32 2 8 3 0 0 3 3 1 5 .250 .273 .344 .616 71 11 0 1 /4
1912 28 CHC NL 43 106 95 9 25 4 3 1 14 5 9 17 .263 .327 .400 .727 98 38 0 2 4/65
3 Yrs 241 846 790 67 179 30 11 3 94 13 28 131 .227 .256 .304 .560 73 240 3 25
162 Game Avg. 162 569 531 45 120 20 7 2 63 9 19 88 .227 .256 .304 .560 73 161 2 17
DET (2 yrs) 189 706 663 56 146 23 8 2 77 5 18 109 .220 .244 .288 .532 68 191 3 22
BRO (1 yr) 9 34 32 2 8 3 0 0 3 3 1 5 .250 .273 .344 .616 71 11 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 43 106 95 9 25 4 3 1 14 5 9 17 .263 .327 .400 .727 98 38 0 2
NL (1 yr) 52 140 127 11 33 7 3 1 17 8 10 22 .260 .314 .386 .700 92 49 0 3
AL (2 yrs) 189 706 663 56 146 23 8 2 77 5 18 109 .220 .244 .288 .532 68 191 3 22

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
1907 23 DET AL 105 403 -14 -0 0 -6 -1 -21 -2.5 14 -6 -1.0 .476 .485 -0.3 -0.8 -0 4O/56
1908 24 DET AL 84 303 -11 -0 0 -6 0 -16 -2.1 11 -6 -0.9 .475 .487 -0.2 -0.7 0 4/5
1912 28 BRO NL 9 34 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .488 .499 0.0 0.0 0 /4
1912 28 CHC NL 43 106 -1 0 0 2 1 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .505 .501 0.3 0.3 3 4/65
3 Seasons 241 846 -27 0 0 -10 0 -36 -4.5 30 -7 -1.4 .481 .489 -0.2 -1.2 3
DET (2 yrs) 189 706 -25 -0 0 -12 -1 -37 -4.6 25 -12 -1.9 .476 .486 -0.5 -1.5 -0
BRO (1 yr) 9 34 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .488 .499 0.0 0.0 0
CHC (1 yr) 43 106 -1 0 0 2 1 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .505 .501 0.3 0.3 3

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
1908 24 DET AL WS CHC L 2 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .333 .619 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .333 .619 2 0 0 0 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 G Awards
1907 DET AL 23 2B 80 383 149 207 27 10 .930 4.45 .954 5.43
1907 DET AL 23 OF 20 45 39 3 3 1 .933 2.10 .959 1.85 12-8-0
1907 DET AL 23 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1907 DET AL 23 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.70
1908 DET AL 24 2B 82 481 180 265 36 24 .925 5.43 .951 5.22
1908 DET AL 24 3B 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .930 3.30
1912 TOT NL 28 2B 25 96 33 53 10 8 .896 3.44 .955 5.33
1912 BRO NL 28 2B 9 42 14 23 5 2 .881 4.11 .955 5.33
1912 CHC NL 28 2B 16 54 19 30 5 6 .907 3.06 .955 5.33
1912 CHC NL 28 SS 9 41 12 26 3 3 .927 4.22 .931 5.19
1912 CHC NL 28 3B 5 20 3 15 2 1 .900 3.60 .935 3.16
3 Seasons 2B 187 960 362 525 73 42 .924 4.74 .953 5.32
1 Season OF 20 45 39 3 3 1 .933 2.10 .959 1.85 12-8-0
2 Seasons SS 10 41 12 26 3 3 .927 3.80 .931 5.24
3 Seasons 3B 7 22 4 16 2 2 .909 2.86 .935 3.17
3 Seasons TOT 224 1068 417 570 81 48 .924 4.41 .952 4.94 12-8-0
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1907 AL  66 (9th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1908 AL  265 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1907 AL  27 (4th)
1908 AL  36 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1908 AL  5.43 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Second Base (1097th), -1.4 career WAR/-1.4 7yr-peak WAR/-1.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Jerome Red Willis Downs

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