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Ducky Holmes

James William Holmes

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 28, 1869 in Des Moines, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: August 8, 1895 (Age 26.192)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/WhiteSox/Tigers/Colonels/Giants/... 1895-1905

Final Game: September 29, 1905 (Age 36.244)
Died: August 6, 1932 in Truro, IA
Buried: Hartman Cemetery, Truro, IA
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1460. Mike Andrews… #1461. Colby Rasmus… #1462. Ray Mueller… #1463. DUCKY HOLMES… #1464. Oddibe McDowell… #1465. Denny Walling… #1466. Scott Podsednik… 

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
1895 26 LOU NL 40 179 161 33 60 10 2 3 20 9 12 9 .373 .426 .516 .942 148 83 3 3 O/651
1896 27 LOU NL 47 165 141 22 38 3 2 0 18 8 13 5 .270 .360 .319 .679 83 45 7 4 O/146
1897 28 TOT NL 82 343 314 52 82 8 6 1 45 30 19 33 .261 .312 .334 .646 72 105 4 6 O/6
1897 28 LOU NL 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -44 0 0 0 /6
1897 28 NYG NL 80 338 310 52 82 8 6 1 45 30 18 31 .265 .313 .339 .652 74 105 4 6 O/6
1898 29 TOT NL 136 587 543 63 150 11 10 1 64 29 25 52 .276 .320 .339 .659 87 184 10 9 *O
1898 29 STL NL 23 104 101 9 24 1 1 0 0 4 2 11 .238 .260 .267 .527 50 27 1 0 O
1898 29 BLN NL 113 483 442 54 126 10 9 1 64 25 23 41 .285 .333 .355 .689 95 157 9 9 *O
1899 30 BLN NL 138 623 553 80 177 31 7 4 66 50 39 58 .320 .381 .423 .804 116 234 15 16 *O
1901 32 DET AL 131 589 537 90 158 28 10 4 62 35 37 27 .294 .347 .406 .753 104 218 6 9 *O
1902 33 DET AL 92 404 362 50 93 15 4 2 33 16 28 28 .257 .319 .337 .656 79 122 5 9 *O
1903 34 TOT AL 107 469 415 66 112 10 6 1 26 35 30 41 .270 .327 .330 .657 101 137 5 19 *O/54
1903 34 WSH AL 21 79 71 13 16 3 1 1 8 10 5 9 .225 .286 .338 .624 86 24 1 2 O/54
1903 34 CHW AL 86 390 344 53 96 7 5 0 18 25 25 32 .279 .335 .328 .664 104 113 4 17 O/5
1904 35 CHW AL 68 277 251 42 78 11 9 1 19 13 14 21 .311 .354 .438 .793 154 110 3 9 O
1905 36 CHW AL 92 382 328 42 66 15 2 0 22 11 19 30 .201 .258 .259 .517 67 85 6 29 O
10 Yrs 933 4018 3605 540 1014 142 58 17 375 236 236 304 .281 .336 .367 .703 99 1323 64 113
162 Game Avg. 162 698 626 94 176 25 10 3 65 41 41 53 .281 .336 .367 .703 99 230 11 20
LOU (3 yrs) 89 349 306 55 98 13 4 3 38 17 26 16 .320 .392 .418 .810 115 128 10 7
CHW (3 yrs) 246 1049 923 137 240 33 16 1 59 49 58 83 .260 .313 .334 .647 104 308 13 55
BLN (2 yrs) 251 1106 995 134 303 41 16 5 130 75 62 99 .305 .360 .393 .753 107 391 24 25
DET (2 yrs) 223 993 899 140 251 43 14 6 95 51 65 55 .279 .335 .378 .714 94 340 11 18
WSH (1 yr) 21 79 71 13 16 3 1 1 8 10 5 9 .225 .286 .338 .624 86 24 1 2
NYG (1 yr) 80 338 310 52 82 8 6 1 45 30 18 31 .265 .313 .339 .652 74 105 4 6
STL (1 yr) 23 104 101 9 24 1 1 0 0 4 2 11 .238 .260 .267 .527 50 27 1 0
NL (5 yrs) 443 1897 1712 250 507 63 27 9 213 126 108 157 .296 .352 .380 .732 99 651 39 38
AL (5 yrs) 490 2121 1893 290 507 79 31 8 162 110 128 147 .268 .323 .355 .678 98 672 25 75

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
1895 26 LOU NL 40 179 13 -1 0 -7 -1 4 0.3 6 10 0.9 .508 .502 1.5 -0.6 17 O/651
1896 27 LOU NL 47 165 -2 -0 0 -8 -2 -12 -1.0 6 -6 -0.4 .479 .494 0.2 -0.8 2 O/146
1897 28 LOU NL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .461 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
1897 28 NYG NL 80 338 -14 3 0 -4 -5 -20 -1.7 12 -8 -0.5 .479 .490 -0.2 -0.7 -4 O/6
1898 29 STL NL 23 104 -7 -0 0 -1 -1 -10 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .460 .494 -0.5 -0.2 -5 O
1898 29 BLN NL 113 483 -5 0 0 6 -7 -5 -0.6 16 11 1.2 .495 .497 0.6 -0.1 5 *O
1899 30 BLN NL 138 623 10 4 0 4 -8 9 0.8 20 30 2.9 .506 .505 2.5 -0.4 26 *O
1901 32 DET AL 131 589 3 1 0 4 -8 0 0.0 20 21 2.0 .500 .500 1.6 -0.3 17 *O
1902 33 DET AL 92 404 -11 -0 0 6 -5 -10 -1.0 14 4 0.4 .489 .494 -0.2 0.1 -2 *O
1903 34 WSH AL 21 79 -1 1 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 O/54
1903 34 CHW AL 86 390 3 1 0 2 -4 2 0.0 13 14 1.5 .502 .501 1.4 -0.3 12 O/5
1904 35 CHW AL 68 277 14 0 0 2 -3 13 1.5 10 23 2.6 .523 .510 2.4 -0.2 21 O
1905 36 CHW AL 92 382 -11 -0 0 0 -5 -16 -2.0 14 -2 -0.4 .479 .488 -0.4 -0.6 -2 O
10 Seasons 933 4018 -8 9 0 3 -49 -46 -4.7 137 91 9.6 .495 .498 9.2 -4.4 88
LOU (3 yrs) 89 349 10 -1 0 -15 -3 -9 -0.8 12 3 0.4 .492 .498 1.6 -1.4 18
CHW (3 yrs) 246 1049 6 1 0 4 -12 -1 -0.4 36 35 3.7 .499 .499 3.4 -1.1 31
BLN (2 yrs) 251 1106 5 4 0 10 -15 4 0.2 37 41 4.0 .501 .501 3.2 -0.5 31
DET (2 yrs) 223 993 -8 1 0 10 -13 -10 -1.0 34 25 2.4 .496 .498 1.5 -0.2 15
WSH (1 yr) 21 79 -1 1 0 -1 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.2 -0.2 2
NYG (1 yr) 80 338 -14 3 0 -4 -5 -20 -1.7 12 -8 -0.5 .479 .490 -0.2 -0.7 -4
STL (1 yr) 23 104 -7 -0 0 -1 -1 -10 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .460 .494 -0.5 -0.2 -5

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1895 26 LOU NL 1 0 1.000 5.79 2 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 16 11 9 1 4 0 1 0 3 62 82 5.58 1.429 10.3 0.6 2.6 0.0 0.00
1896 27 LOU NL 0 1 .000 7.50 2 1 1 0 0 0 12.0 26 23 10 0 8 3 0 0 0 68 59 4.79 2.833 19.5 0.0 6.0 2.3 0.38
2 Yrs 1 1 .500 6.58 4 2 2 1 0 0 26.0 42 34 19 1 12 3 1 0 3 130 70 5.22 2.077 14.5 0.3 4.2 1.0 0.25
162 Game Avg. 11 11 .500 6.58 45 23 23 11 0 0 295 476 385 215 11 136 34 11 0 34 1473 70 5.22 2.077 14.5 0.3 4.2 1.0 0.25
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1895 26 LOU NL 14.0 2 1 11 7.07 6.70 -0.45 0.00 97.0 6.93 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .508 .500
1896 27 LOU NL 12.0 2 1 23 17.25 6.14 -0.37 0.00 99.0 6.45 -14 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -13 .146 .496
2 Seasons 26.0 4 2 34 11.77 6.44 -0.41 0.00 97.9 6.71 -14 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -11 .327 .498

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
1895 LOU NL 26 OF 29 50 32 7 11 1 .780 1.34 .917 2.18 0-3-26
1895 LOU NL 26 SS 8 35 11 17 7 1 .800 3.50 .899 5.62
1895 LOU NL 26 3B 4 12 5 4 3 0 .750 2.25 .872 3.45
1895 LOU NL 26 P 2 14.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.21 2.50 .918 2.51 2.40
1896 LOU NL 27 OF 33 62 43 6 13 1 .790 1.48 .933 2.16 0-26-7
1896 LOU NL 27 P 2 12.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.50 .917 2.70 2.60
1896 LOU NL 27 2B 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .940 5.50
1896 LOU NL 27 SS 1 9 1 3 5 2 .444 4.00 .903 5.60
1897 TOT NL 28 SS 2 17 4 10 3 2 .824 7.00 .907 5.80
1897 LOU NL 28 SS 1 8 4 4 0 2 1.000 8.00 .908 5.80
1897 NYG NL 28 OF 78 137 115 9 13 2 .905 1.59 .936 2.09 78-0-0
1897 NYG NL 28 SS 1 9 0 6 3 0 .667 6.00 .907 5.80
1898 TOT NL 29 OF 135 328 286 19 23 7 .930 2.26 .937 2.08 124-2-9
1898 STL NL 29 OF 22 50 39 6 5 3 .900 2.05 .937 2.08 11-2-9
1898 BLN NL 29 OF 113 278 247 13 18 4 .935 2.30 .937 2.08 113-0-0
1899 BLN NL 30 OF 138 372 321 24 27 5 .927 2.50 .944 2.15 137-0-1
1901 DET AL 32 OF 131 259 217 18 24 5 .907 1.79 .931 2.03 2-0-131
1902 DET AL 33 OF 92 180 155 16 9 5 .950 1.86 .944 2.07 1-0-91
1903 TOT AL 34 OF 96 205 177 19 9 0 .956 2.04 .952 1.95 82-3-11
1903 TOT AL 34 3B 7 21 6 12 3 0 .857 2.57 .922 3.14
1903 WSH AL 34 OF 14 34 26 5 3 0 .912 2.21 .952 1.95 0-3-11
1903 WSH AL 34 3B 4 11 3 7 1 0 .909 2.50 .922 3.15
1903 WSH AL 34 2B 2 10 5 3 2 0 .800 4.00 .943 5.10
1903 CHW AL 34 OF 82 171 151 14 6 0 .965 2.01 .952 1.95 82-0-0
1903 CHW AL 34 3B 3 10 3 5 2 0 .800 2.67 .922 3.13
1904 CHW AL 35 OF 63 122 111 8 3 3 .975 1.89 .954 1.86 53-2-8
1905 CHW AL 36 OF 89 172 150 11 11 1 .936 1.81 .953 1.86 87-1-1
10 Seasons OF 884 1887 1607 137 143 30 .924 1.97 .942 2.04 564-37-285
3 Seasons SS 11 61 16 30 15 5 .754 4.18 .902 5.65
2 Seasons 3B 11 33 11 16 6 0 .818 2.45 .904 3.25
2 Seasons P 4 26.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 2.77 2.00 .918 2.60 2.50
2 Seasons 2B 3 13 5 5 3 0 .769 3.33 .942 5.23
10 Seasons TOT 913 26.0 2002 1640 195 167 35 .917 2.77 2.01 .940 2.60 2.11 564-37-285
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Doubles s c a p y
1899 NL  31 (3rd)
1901 AL  28 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1898 NL  52 (8th)
1899 NL  58 (1st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1899 NL  50 (4th)
1901 AL  35 (7th)
1903 AL  35 (3rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1901 AL  42 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1899 NL  15 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1905 AL  29 (6th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1903 AL  19 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1898 NL  23 (5th)
1899 NL  27 (1st)
1901 AL  24 (2nd)
Career  143 (79th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1898 NL  7 (2nd)
1902 AL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1899 NL  2.50 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1905 AL  born 1869-01-28 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1842), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (207th), 9.6 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: James Ducky William Holmes

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