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Jim Gentile    \jen-TEEL\

James Edward Gentile (Diamond Jim)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: June 3, 1934 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1957 (Age 23.099)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Athletics/Astros/Indians/Dodgers 1957-1966

Final Game: September 30, 1966 (Age 32.119)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #896. Duke Farrell… #897. Dickie Thon… #898. Corey Hart… #899. JIM GENTILE… #900. Charles Johnson… #901. Marco Scutaro… #902. Rick Dempsey… 

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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
1957 23 BRO NL 4 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .667 .952 138 4 0 0 0 0 0 /3
1958 24 LAD NL 12 34 30 0 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 .133 .235 .167 .402 7 5 1 0 0 0 1 /3
1960 ★ 26 BAL AL 138 464 384 67 112 17 0 21 98 0 0 68 72 .292 .403 .500 .903 145 192 8 7 0 5 5 *3 AS,MVP-15,RoY-2
1961 ★ 27 BAL AL 148 601 486 96 147 25 2 46 141 1 1 96 106 .302 .423 .646 1.069 187 314 12 11 0 8 5 *3 AS,MVP-3
1962 ★ 28 BAL AL 152 639 545 80 137 21 1 33 87 1 0 77 100 .251 .346 .475 .821 125 259 13 7 0 10 16 *3 AS
1963 29 BAL AL 145 582 496 65 123 16 1 24 72 1 0 76 101 .248 .353 .429 .782 122 213 14 6 1 3 9 *3
1964 30 KCA AL 136 533 439 71 110 10 0 28 71 0 0 84 122 .251 .372 .465 .837 128 204 9 4 1 5 6 *3
1965 31 TOT MLB 119 397 345 36 84 16 1 17 53 0 0 43 98 .243 .337 .443 .780 125 153 8 6 2 1 8 3
1965 31 KCA AL 38 128 118 14 29 5 0 10 22 0 0 9 26 .246 .305 .542 .847 137 64 3 1 0 0 1 3
1965 31 HOU NL 81 269 227 22 55 11 1 7 31 0 0 34 72 .242 .352 .392 .744 117 89 5 5 2 1 7 3
1966 32 TOT MLB 82 222 191 18 41 7 1 9 22 0 0 26 57 .215 .321 .403 .724 107 77 4 4 1 0 4 3
1966 32 HOU NL 49 170 144 16 35 6 1 7 18 0 0 21 39 .243 .355 .444 .799 128 64 3 4 1 0 3 3
1966 32 CLE AL 33 52 47 2 6 1 0 2 4 0 0 5 18 .128 .212 .277 .488 39 13 1 0 0 0 1 /3
9 Yrs 936 3479 2922 434 759 113 6 179 549 3 1 475 663 .260 .368 .486 .854 136 1421 69 45 5 32 54
162 Game Avg. 162 602 506 75 131 20 1 31 95 1 0 82 115 .260 .368 .486 .854 136 246 12 8 1 6 9
BAL (4 yrs) 583 2286 1911 308 519 79 4 124 398 3 1 317 379 .272 .379 .512 .891 145 978 47 31 1 26 35
LAD (2 yrs) 16 41 36 1 5 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 7 .139 .244 .250 .494 29 9 1 0 0 0 1
HOU (2 yrs) 130 439 371 38 90 17 2 14 49 0 0 55 111 .243 .353 .412 .766 122 153 8 9 3 1 10
KCA (2 yrs) 174 661 557 85 139 15 0 38 93 0 0 93 148 .250 .359 .481 .840 130 268 12 5 1 5 7
CLE (1 yr) 33 52 47 2 6 1 0 2 4 0 0 5 18 .128 .212 .277 .488 39 13 1 0 0 0 1
AL (7 yrs) 790 2999 2515 395 664 95 4 164 495 3 1 415 545 .264 .372 .501 .873 139 1259 60 36 2 31 43
NL (4 yrs) 146 480 407 39 95 18 2 15 54 0 0 60 118 .233 .344 .398 .742 113 162 9 9 3 1 11

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
1957 23 BRO NL 4 7 1 -0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .534 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /3
1958 24 LAD NL 12 34 -5 -0 -0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .444 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -4 /3
1960 ★ 26 BAL AL 138 464 23 0 0 0 -6 18 1.7 14 32 3.1 .514 .512 3.2 -0.7 32 $8,000 *3 AS,MVP-15,RoY-2
1961 ★ 27 BAL AL 148 601 56 -3 -1 8 -8 53 5.1 18 71 6.9 .536 .533 6.3 -0.1 63 $15,000 *3 AS,MVP-3
1962 ★ 28 BAL AL 152 639 15 -1 -1 2 -9 6 0.4 20 26 2.3 .504 .504 2.3 -0.9 24 $30,000 *3 AS
1963 29 BAL AL 145 582 12 -2 -1 7 -8 8 0.7 18 26 2.5 .506 .506 1.9 -0.3 19 *3
1964 30 KCA AL 136 533 16 -1 -0 -6 -7 1 -0.1 16 18 1.5 .501 .501 2.5 -1.7 24 *3
1965 31 KCA AL 38 128 6 -0 1 -3 -2 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .506 .501 0.9 -0.5 9 3
1965 31 HOU NL 81 269 4 -3 -0 -3 -4 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.4 .492 .496 0.7 -0.8 8 $28,500 3
1966 32 HOU NL 49 170 5 -1 -0 -2 -2 -0 0.0 6 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.8 -0.4 8 3
1966 32 CLE AL 33 52 -4 -0 0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .480 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $26,500 /3
9 Seasons 936 3479 129 -10 -3 1 -46 71 6.0 110 181 17.0 .508 .508 18.0 -5.7 181 $108,000
BAL (4 yrs) 583 2286 106 -6 -3 17 -30 85 7.9 70 155 14.8 .515 .513 13.7 -2.0 138 $53,000
LAD (2 yrs) 16 41 -4 -0 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .467 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2
HOU (2 yrs) 130 439 9 -4 -1 -5 -6 -6 -0.7 16 10 1.0 .495 .497 1.6 -1.2 15 $28,500
KCA (2 yrs) 174 661 22 -1 0 -9 -9 3 0.1 20 24 2.1 .502 .501 3.4 -2.2 33
CLE (1 yr) 33 52 -4 -0 0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .480 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $26,500

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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 Awards
1957 BRO NL 23 1B 2 2 0 10.0 14 14 0 0 3 1.000 0 24 12.60 7.00 .990 9.63 9.75
1958 LAD NL 24 1B 8 8 3 56.1 53 50 2 1 9 .981 -1 -26 8.31 6.50 .990 9.54 9.49
1960 BAL AL 26 1B 124 94 79 897.0 944 885 52 7 98 .993 0 1 9.40 7.56 .991 9.58 9.56 AS,MVP-15,RoY-2
1961 BAL AL 27 1B 144 137 123 1225.1 1323 1209 100 14 129 .989 8 8 9.61 9.09 .990 9.45 9.34 AS,MVP-3
1962 BAL AL 28 1B 150 149 140 1315.0 1351 1214 121 16 121 .988 2 2 9.14 8.90 .990 9.44 9.41 AS
1963 BAL AL 29 1B 143 138 129 1232.1 1301 1185 110 6 122 .995 7 7 9.46 9.06 .990 9.48 9.49
1964 KCA AL 30 1B 128 127 120 1100.0 1115 1018 84 13 92 .988 -6 -7 9.02 8.61 .991 9.43 9.41
1965 TOT MLB 31 1B 103 91 79 798.0 852 783 60 9 65 .989 -6 -9 9.51 8.18 .990 9.87 9.86
1965 KCA AL 31 1B 35 29 28 256.2 261 239 17 5 24 .981 -3 -12 8.98 7.31 .991 9.56 9.53
1965 HOU NL 31 1B 68 62 51 541.1 591 544 43 4 41 .993 -3 -7 9.76 8.63 .990 10.02 10.03
1966 TOT MLB 32 1B 52 44 39 413.2 409 367 35 7 32 .983 -3 -10 8.75 7.73 .989 9.85 9.84
1966 HOU NL 32 1B 43 38 34 352.0 355 321 30 4 28 .989 -2 -7 8.97 8.16 .989 9.90 9.89
1966 CLE AL 32 1B 9 6 5 61.2 54 46 5 3 4 .944 -1 -25 7.44 5.67 .991 9.59 9.58
9 Seasons 1B 854 790 712 7047.2 7362 6725 564 73 671 .990 0 0 9.31 8.54 .990 9.54 9.52
9 Seasons TOT 854 790 712 7047.2 7362 6725 564 73 671 .990 0 0 9.31 8.54 .990 9.54 9.52
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1960 AL (15, 6%)
1961 AL (3, 56%)
0.62 Career Shares (383rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1961 AL  6.9 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1961 AL  6.9 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 AL  6.3 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 AL  .302 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1961 AL  .423 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1961 AL  .646 (3rd)
Career  .486 (156th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1961 AL  1.069 (3rd)
1964 AL  .837 (9th)
Career  .854 (155th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1961 AL  96 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1961 AL  314 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1961 AL  46 (3rd)
1962 AL  33 (5th)
1964 AL  28 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1960 AL  98 (5th)
1961 AL  141 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  96 (6th)
1963 AL  76 (9th)
1964 AL  84 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1961 AL  106 (7th)
1962 AL  100 (8th)
1963 AL  101 (9th)
1964 AL  122 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1961 AL  187 (3rd)
Career  136 (102nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1961 AL  138 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1960 AL  27 (6th)
1961 AL  64 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1960 AL  2.7 (6th)
1961 AL  6.1 (3rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1961 AL  73 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1961 AL  254 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1961 AL  .809 (3rd)
Career  .675 (122nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1960 AL  7 (9th)
1961 AL  11 (2nd)
1962 AL  7 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 AL  8 (6th)
1962 AL  10 (1st)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 AL  16 (1st)
1963 AL  9 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1961 AL  10.6 (3rd)
1962 AL  16.5 (5th)
1964 AL  15.7 (5th)
Career  16.3 (34th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1960 AL  49.16 (3rd)
1961 AL  77.33 (3rd)
Career  188.22 (239th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1960 AL  3.7 (7th)
1961 AL  7.3 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1960 AL  2.9 (8th)
1961 AL  5.8 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1960 AL  4.8 (3rd)
1961 AL  7.5 (3rd)
Career  18.7 (234th)

Putoutss c a p y
1960 AL  885 (4th)
1961 AL  1,209 (3rd)
1962 AL  1,214 (5th)
1963 AL  1,185 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1960 AL  124 (3rd)
1961 AL  144 (3rd)
1962 AL  150 (4th)
1963 AL  143 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1960 AL  885 (4th)
1961 AL  1,209 (3rd)
1962 AL  1,214 (5th)
1963 AL  1,185 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1961 AL  100 (4th)
1962 AL  121 (4th)
1963 AL  110 (2nd)
1964 AL  84 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1961 AL  14 (2nd)
1962 AL  16 (2nd)
1964 AL  13 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1960 AL  98 (4th)
1961 AL  129 (2nd)
1962 AL  121 (5th)
1963 AL  122 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1961 AL  8 (2nd)
1963 AL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1960 AL  9.40 (4th)
1961 AL  9.61 (4th)
1963 AL  9.46 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1961 AL  9.09 (3rd)
1963 AL  9.06 (4th)
1964 AL  8.61 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1960 AL  .993 (3rd)
1963 AL  .995 (1st)
1964 AL  .988 (4th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (429), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 36 (694), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 34 (575), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1016), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (131st), 17.0 career WAR/17.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1960 26 Baltimore Orioles $8,000 ? 2/22/61 TSN
1961 27 Baltimore Orioles $15,000 ? 1/10/62 TSN 2/22/61 TSN says $13,500
1962 28 Baltimore Orioles $30,000 ? 2/14/62 TSN
1965 31 Houston Astros $28,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1966 32 Cleveland Indians $26,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$108,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Diamond James Edward james Jim jimmie jimmy Gentile

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