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Jim Gosger

James Charles Gosger

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 6, 1942 in Port Huron, MI
School: St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1963 (Age 20.179)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Expos/RedSox/Mets/Pilots 1963-1974

Final Game: September 22, 1974 (Age 31.320)
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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
1963 20 BOS AL 19 19 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .063 .211 .063 .273 -20 1 0 0 0 0 0 /89
1965 22 BOS AL 81 359 324 45 83 15 4 9 35 3 1 29 61 .256 .318 .410 .729 101 133 7 2 1 3 1 89
1966 23 TOT AL 128 458 398 50 93 18 1 10 44 5 4 52 73 .234 .325 .359 .684 96 143 3 2 5 1 1 *87/9
1966 23 BOS AL 40 142 126 16 32 4 0 5 17 0 1 15 20 .254 .333 .405 .738 102 51 1 0 2 0 0 8/9
1966 23 KCA AL 88 316 272 34 61 14 1 5 27 5 3 37 53 .224 .321 .338 .659 93 92 2 2 3 1 1 78
1967 24 KCA AL 134 416 356 31 86 14 5 5 36 5 7 53 69 .242 .337 .351 .688 106 125 3 0 3 4 8 *798
1968 25 OAK AL 88 169 150 7 27 1 1 0 5 4 0 17 21 .180 .262 .200 .462 46 30 5 0 1 1 8 78/9
1969 26 TOT MLB 49 79 70 4 8 4 1 1 2 2 1 7 17 .114 .195 .243 .438 23 17 1 0 2 0 1 8/79
1969 26 SEP AL 39 63 55 4 6 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 11 .109 .197 .236 .433 23 13 1 0 2 0 0 8/97
1969 26 NYM NL 10 16 15 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .133 .188 .267 .454 25 4 0 0 0 0 1 /78
1970 27 MON NL 91 312 274 38 72 11 2 5 37 5 3 35 35 .263 .348 .372 .721 95 102 4 1 2 0 3 873/9
1971 28 MON NL 51 115 102 7 16 2 2 0 8 1 1 9 17 .157 .230 .216 .446 28 22 3 1 2 1 0 7/389
1973 30 NYM NL 38 102 92 9 22 2 0 0 10 0 1 9 16 .239 .304 .261 .565 60 24 1 0 0 1 2 78
1974 31 NYM NL 26 37 33 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .091 .167 .091 .258 -26 3 2 0 1 0 1 8/79
10 Yrs 705 2066 1815 197 411 67 16 30 177 25 18 217 316 .226 .309 .331 .640 83 600 29 6 17 11 25
162 Game Avg. 162 475 417 45 94 15 4 7 41 6 4 50 73 .226 .309 .331 .640 83 138 7 1 4 3 6
NYM (3 yrs) 74 155 140 12 27 4 0 0 11 0 1 13 24 .193 .260 .221 .481 36 31 3 0 1 1 4
OAK (3 yrs) 310 901 778 72 174 29 7 10 68 14 10 107 143 .224 .317 .317 .634 90 247 10 2 7 6 17
BOS (3 yrs) 140 520 466 64 116 19 4 14 52 3 2 47 86 .249 .319 .397 .716 97 185 8 2 3 3 1
MON (2 yrs) 142 427 376 45 88 13 4 5 45 6 4 44 52 .234 .317 .330 .647 77 124 7 2 4 1 3
SEP (1 yr) 39 63 55 4 6 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 11 .109 .197 .236 .433 23 13 1 0 2 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 489 1484 1299 140 296 50 12 25 121 19 13 160 240 .228 .313 .343 .655 90 445 19 4 12 9 18
NL (5 yrs) 216 582 516 57 115 17 4 5 56 6 5 57 76 .223 .302 .300 .602 66 155 10 2 5 2 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
1963 20 BOS AL 19 19 -3 -0 0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.3 0.1 -2 /89
1965 22 BOS AL 81 359 2 2 0 1 -1 3 0.3 10 14 1.4 .505 .502 1.3 -0.1 13 89
1966 23 BOS AL 40 142 2 -1 0 -2 -0 -1 -0.2 5 4 0.3 .497 .499 0.6 -0.3 6 8/9
1966 23 KCA AL 88 316 -3 -0 1 6 -3 0 -0.2 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 0.4 0.2 5 $10,500 78
1967 24 KCA AL 134 416 1 -1 0 10 -5 5 0.4 14 18 1.8 .504 .504 0.8 0.4 9 $12,500 *798
1968 25 OAK AL 88 169 -11 1 -0 3 -2 -10 -1.4 6 -4 -0.8 .486 .492 -1.1 0.0 -7 78/9
1969 26 SEP AL 39 63 -5 0 -0 3 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3 8/97
1969 26 NYM NL 10 16 -2 1 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /78
1970 27 MON NL 91 312 -1 2 1 5 -3 4 0.5 11 15 1.5 .505 .503 0.9 0.3 10 873/9
1971 28 MON NL 51 115 -9 -0 0 0 -1 -11 -1.3 4 -7 -0.9 .475 .492 -0.9 -0.1 -7 7/389
1973 30 NYM NL 38 102 -5 -0 1 -2 -1 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .476 .494 -0.4 -0.4 -3 78
1974 31 NYM NL 26 37 -6 0 -0 -4 -1 -10 -1.1 1 -9 -1.0 .457 .493 -0.6 -0.4 -5 8/79
10 Seasons 705 2066 -42 3 2 21 -18 -33 -4.5 67 34 2.3 .494 .499 0.2 0.0 13 $23,000
NYM (3 yrs) 74 155 -13 1 0 -5 -2 -19 -2.2 5 -14 -1.7 .471 .495 -1.1 -0.8 -9
OAK (3 yrs) 310 901 -14 -1 1 18 -10 -5 -1.1 30 25 1.9 .498 .499 0.1 0.7 6 $23,000
BOS (3 yrs) 140 520 1 1 1 0 -2 0 -0.1 16 16 1.5 .500 .501 1.6 -0.3 16
MON (2 yrs) 142 427 -10 2 1 5 -4 -7 -0.8 15 8 0.6 .494 .499 0.0 0.2 3
SEP (1 yr) 39 63 -5 0 -0 3 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -0 -0.1 .492 .498 -0.4 0.3 -3

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 Awards
1963 BOS AL 20 OF 4 2 2 23.0 11 9 0 2 0 .818 1 57 3.52 2.25 .981 2.15 2.15
1963 BOS AL 20 CF 2 2 2 18.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 2 100 5.00 5.00 .986 2.60 2.60
1963 BOS AL 20 RF 2 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 .980 1.98 2.00
1965 BOS AL 22 OF 81 81 76 714.0 204 195 4 5 2 .975 1 2 2.51 2.46 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 BOS AL 22 CF 62 61 57 535.1 160 152 3 5 2 .969 2 5 2.61 2.50 .979 2.40 2.40
1965 BOS AL 22 RF 21 20 19 178.2 46 45 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 2.32 2.19 .978 1.85 1.84
1966 TOT AL 23 OF 109 98 78 881.1 229 224 3 2 0 .991 3 4 2.32 2.08 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 TOT AL 23 CF 62 55 44 496.0 140 139 0 1 0 .993 -2 -6 2.52 2.24 .986 2.52 2.52
1966 BOS AL 23 OF 32 28 25 267.0 67 66 0 1 0 .985 -2 -10 2.22 2.06 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 BOS AL 23 CF 29 26 23 242.2 59 58 0 1 0 .983 -3 -16 2.15 2.00 .986 2.52 2.52
1966 BOS AL 23 RF 4 2 2 24.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 54 2.59 1.75 .979 1.92 1.95
1966 KCA AL 23 OF 77 70 53 614.1 162 158 3 1 0 .994 6 11 2.36 2.09 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 KCA AL 23 LF 47 41 32 361.0 86 82 3 1 0 .988 5 15 2.12 1.81 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 KCA AL 23 CF 33 29 21 253.1 81 81 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.88 2.45 .986 2.52 2.52
1967 KCA AL 24 OF 113 90 73 841.0 211 201 6 4 1 .981 10 14 2.22 1.83 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 KCA AL 24 LF 53 34 30 351.1 81 77 1 3 0 .963 2 5 2.00 1.47 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 KCA AL 24 RF 40 29 25 265.1 62 58 3 1 0 .984 6 27 2.07 1.53 .981 1.82 1.82
1967 KCA AL 24 CF 30 27 18 224.1 76 74 2 0 1 1.000 2 11 3.05 2.53 .981 2.47 2.47
1968 OAK AL 25 OF 64 37 26 386.2 104 99 5 0 3 1.000 3 11 2.42 1.63 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 OAK AL 25 LF 40 15 12 172.1 41 39 2 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.14 1.03 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 OAK AL 25 CF 26 18 13 185.2 60 57 3 0 1 1.000 4 24 2.91 2.31 .986 2.53 2.52
1968 OAK AL 25 RF 5 4 1 28.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 1.57 1.00 .976 1.88 1.88
1969 TOT MLB 26 OF 31 15 15 154.2 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 3 25 2.44 1.35 .977 2.11 2.11
1969 TOT MLB 26 CF 25 13 13 128.2 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 2 23 2.66 1.52 .982 2.48 2.49
1969 TOT MLB 26 LF 5 2 2 22.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 22 1.64 0.80 .968 1.68 1.74
1969 SEP AL 26 OF 26 12 12 124.2 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 3 28 2.67 1.42 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 SEP AL 26 CF 24 12 12 119.2 36 35 1 0 0 1.000 2 23 2.71 1.50 .982 2.50 2.50
1969 SEP AL 26 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 90 2.25 0.50 .970 1.80 1.90
1969 SEP AL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
1969 NYM NL 26 OF 5 3 3 30.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 1.50 1.00 .972 2.01 2.00
1969 NYM NL 26 LF 4 2 2 21.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.29 0.75 .963 1.67 1.68
1969 NYM NL 26 CF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 2.00 .975 2.30 2.30
1970 MON NL 27 OF 71 53 39 491.0 129 124 5 0 1 1.000 7 17 2.36 1.82 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 MON NL 27 CF 50 43 33 380.1 105 101 4 0 1 1.000 5 16 2.48 2.10 .978 2.34 2.33
1970 MON NL 27 LF 20 10 6 101.2 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 2 24 2.12 1.20 .971 1.75 1.75
1970 MON NL 27 1B 19 16 10 137.0 138 128 7 3 14 .978 -2 -17 8.87 7.11 .992 9.68 9.64
1970 MON NL 27 RF 5 0 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 0.40 .975 2.00 1.98
1971 MON NL 28 OF 23 16 7 155.0 42 39 1 2 0 .952 -0 -1 2.32 1.74 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 MON NL 28 LF 20 11 5 112.1 23 20 1 2 0 .913 -2 -21 1.68 1.05 .970 1.87 1.87
1971 MON NL 28 1B 6 5 3 41.0 44 40 4 0 2 1.000 0 6 9.66 7.33 .992 9.88 9.87
1971 MON NL 28 CF 6 5 2 40.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 50 3.32 2.50 .982 2.63 2.63
1971 MON NL 28 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.10
1973 NYM NL 30 OF 35 22 15 217.0 45 45 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -13 1.87 1.29 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 NYM NL 30 LF 21 7 5 85.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -24 1.48 0.67 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 NYM NL 30 CF 18 15 10 132.0 36 36 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 2.45 2.00 .980 2.63 2.63
1974 NYM NL 31 OF 24 6 5 94.1 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -45 1.62 0.71 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 NYM NL 31 CF 11 6 5 64.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -51 1.55 1.00 .985 2.77 2.77
1974 NYM NL 31 LF 9 0 0 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.00 0.44 .975 2.00 1.99
1974 NYM NL 31 RF 4 0 0 12.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -78 0.73 0.25 .980 2.04 2.02
10 Seasons OF 555 420 336 3958.0 1034 994 25 15 7 .985 23 7 2.32 1.84 .979 2.09 2.09
10 Seasons CF 292 245 197 2205.0 652 632 13 7 5 .989 13 7 2.63 2.21 .982 2.47 2.47
8 Seasons LF 215 120 92 1223.2 277 264 7 6 1 .978 5 5 1.99 1.26 .977 1.86 1.86
9 Seasons RF 84 55 47 529.1 126 120 4 2 0 .984 5 11 2.11 1.48 .979 1.85 1.86
2 Seasons 1B 25 21 13 178.0 182 168 11 3 16 .984 -2 -11 9.05 7.16 .992 9.73 9.70
10 Seasons TOT 580 441 349 4136.0 1216 1162 36 18 23 .985 21 6 2.61 2.07 .981 2.42 2.42
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  2 (2nd)
1970 NL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1968 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1970 NL  5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1967 AL  6 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1970 NL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1965 AL  2.51 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  2.46 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1966 AL  .991 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (346th), 2.3 career WAR/4.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1966 23 Kansas City Athletics $10,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1967 24 Kansas City Athletics $12,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,000
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: James Charles james Jim jimmie jimmy Gosger

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