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Jim French

Richard James French

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 13, 1941 in Warren, OH
Schools: Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN), Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1965 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1968 [*]
Team: Senators 1965-1971

Final Game: May 14, 1971 (Age 29)
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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
1965 23 WSA AL 13 46 37 4 11 0 0 1 7 1 0 9 5 .297 .435 .378 .813 136 14 1 0 0 0 1 2
1966 24 WSA AL 10 28 24 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 4 5 .208 .321 .250 .571 68 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
1967 25 WSA AL 6 19 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .063 .211 .063 .273 -14 1 0 0 0 0 1 /2
1968 26 WSA AL 59 191 165 9 32 5 0 1 10 1 2 19 19 .194 .277 .242 .519 62 40 1 1 3 3 0 2
1969 27 WSA AL 63 202 158 14 29 6 3 2 13 1 0 41 15 .184 .348 .297 .646 88 47 0 0 1 2 6 2
1970 28 WSA AL 69 206 166 20 35 3 1 1 13 0 1 38 23 .211 .358 .259 .617 77 43 5 0 2 0 2 2/7
1971 29 WSA AL 14 49 41 6 6 2 0 0 4 0 2 7 7 .146 .271 .195 .466 39 8 3 0 1 0 0 2
7 Yrs 234 741 607 53 119 17 4 5 51 3 6 121 78 .196 .328 .262 .590 75 159 10 1 7 5 10
162 Game Avg. 162 513 420 37 82 12 3 3 35 2 4 84 54 .196 .328 .262 .590 75 110 7 1 5 3 7

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
1965 23 WSA AL 13 46 4 -0 0 1 1 5 0.6 1 7 0.7 .547 .504 0.6 0.2 6 2
1966 24 WSA AL 10 28 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 2
1967 25 WSA AL 6 19 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .442 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /2
1968 26 WSA AL 59 191 -8 -1 2 1 3 -4 -0.5 7 3 0.2 .493 .497 0.1 0.4 2 2
1969 27 WSA AL 63 202 -3 0 1 8 3 9 1.0 7 16 1.7 .517 .506 0.8 1.2 8 2
1970 28 WSA AL 69 206 -4 -0 0 3 3 2 0.1 7 9 0.9 .503 .501 0.6 0.6 6 2/7
1971 29 WSA AL 14 49 -2 -1 0 1 1 -1 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .489 .499 -0.1 0.2 -1 2
7 Seasons 234 741 -16 -4 4 12 11 7 0.5 25 32 3.1 .503 .501 1.9 2.5 20

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 WSA AL 23 C 13 12 12 109.1 78 68 8 2 0 .974 1 11 6.26 5.85 .988 6.96 6.94 1 2 4 4 50% 34% 0
1966 WSA AL 24 C 10 8 6 69.0 48 45 2 1 0 .979 -1 -17 6.13 4.70 .988 6.86 6.85 1 5 6 3 33% 38% 0
1967 WSA AL 25 C 6 5 4 44.0 31 28 2 1 0 .968 -1 -27 6.14 5.00 .989 7.22 7.23 0 1 6 1 14% 41% 0
1968 WSA AL 26 C 53 47 42 439.0 315 268 42 5 2 .984 1 3 6.36 5.85 .990 6.97 6.94 6 16 31 22 42% 37% 0
1969 WSA AL 27 C 63 56 39 489.0 364 316 44 4 8 .989 8 20 6.63 5.71 .987 6.65 6.65 2 22 31 31 50% 36% 3
1970 WSA AL 28 C 62 52 35 444.1 298 267 23 8 4 .973 3 8 5.87 4.68 .988 6.65 6.62 5 16 16 20 56% 39% 2
1970 WSA AL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1970 WSA AL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1971 WSA AL 29 C 14 13 11 115.1 68 60 7 1 2 .985 1 10 5.23 4.79 .988 6.37 6.34 1 2 4 4 50% 39% 1
7 Seasons C 221 193 149 1710.0 1202 1052 128 22 16 .982 12 8 6.21 5.34 .988 6.76 6.73 16 64 98 85 46% 37% 6
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 222 193 149 1711.0 1202 1052 128 22 16 .982 12 8 6.21 5.32 .988 6.75 6.71 16 64 98 85 46% 37% 6
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1970 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1969 AL  8 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1969 AL  31 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1969 AL  50.0 (1st)
1970 AL  55.6 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1969 AL  8 (1st)
Career  12 (94th)

                                         

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