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Bo Jackson

Vincent Edward Jackson (Bo Knows) (twitter: @BoJackson)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: November 30, 1962 in Bessemer, AL
High School: McAdory HS (Bessemer, AL)
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1986 (Age 23.276, 12,832nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/WhiteSox/Angels 1986-1994
Agents: Arn Tellem,Richard Woods [*]
Last Game: August 10, 1994 (Age 31.253)
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Standard Fielding

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
1986 KCR AL 23 OF 23 21 16 188.0 35 29 2 4 0 .886 -6 -36 1.48 1.35 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 KCR AL 23 RF 23 21 16 188.0 36 30 2 4 0 .889 -6 -36 1.53 1.39 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 KCR AL 23 DH 1 1
1987 KCR AL 24 OF 113 107 98 939.1 198 180 9 9 1 .955 -8 -10 1.81 1.67 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 KCR AL 24 LF 95 89 82 766.1 164 148 8 8 1 .951 -3 -5 1.83 1.64 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 KCR AL 24 CF 21 15 14 147.2 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -21 1.83 1.43 .986 2.70 2.68
1987 KCR AL 24 RF 3 3 2 25.1 5 3 1 1 0 .800 -2 -81 1.42 1.33 .980 2.13 2.10
1987 KCR AL 24 DH 1 1
1988 KCR AL 25 OF 121 118 106 1023.1 264 246 11 7 2 .973 0 0 2.26 2.12 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 KCR AL 25 LF 103 102 92 874.1 224 207 12 5 2 .978 3 4 2.25 2.13 .977 2.26 2.24
1988 KCR AL 25 RF 15 12 10 110.0 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -4 -43 2.05 1.67 .974 2.24 2.22
1988 KCR AL 25 CF 5 4 4 39.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 28 2.77 2.40 .985 2.91 2.88
1988 KCR AL 25 DH 2 2
1989 KCR AL 26 LF 110 109 97 954.0 246 227 11 8 2 .967 -4 -5 2.25 2.16 .977 2.16 2.14 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 OF 110 109 97 954.0 243 224 11 8 2 .967 -4 -5 2.22 2.14 .980 2.42 2.39 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 DH 24 24 AS,MVP-10
1989 KCR AL 26 CF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80 AS,MVP-10
1990 KCR AL 27 OF 97 97 90 844.2 250 230 8 12 2 .952 -3 -4 2.54 2.45 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 KCR AL 27 CF 61 61 58 531.2 156 146 4 6 1 .962 -3 -6 2.54 2.46 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 KCR AL 27 LF 36 36 32 313.0 93 83 4 6 1 .935 -0 -1 2.50 2.42 .978 2.19 2.16
1990 KCR AL 27 DH 10 10
1991 CHW AL 28 DH 21 21
1993 CHW AL 30 OF 47 45 22 345.0 95 89 5 1 2 .989 6 22 2.45 2.00 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 CHW AL 30 DH 36 32
1993 CHW AL 30 LF 28 27 12 201.0 64 62 2 0 0 1.000 7 39 2.87 2.29 .984 2.23 2.21
1993 CHW AL 30 RF 19 18 10 144.0 33 29 3 1 2 .970 -0 -3 2.00 1.68 .978 2.23 2.21
1994 CAL AL 31 OF 46 44 18 331.0 83 77 3 3 0 .964 -6 -21 2.18 1.74 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 CAL AL 31 LF 43 41 17 314.0 79 73 3 3 0 .962 -5 -20 2.18 1.77 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 CAL AL 31 DH 9 8
1994 CAL AL 31 RF 3 3 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 2.12 1.33 .980 2.22 2.17
7 Seasons OF 557 541 447 4625.1 1168 1075 49 44 9 .962 -19 -5 2.19 2.02 .980 2.40 2.37
6 Seasons LF 415 404 332 3422.2 870 800 40 30 6 .966 -3 -1 2.21 2.02 .977 2.18 2.16
8 Seasons DH 104 99
4 Seasons CF 88 80 76 718.1 198 188 4 6 1 .970 -4 -8 2.41 2.18 .985 2.74 2.71
5 Seasons RF 63 57 39 484.1 105 91 6 8 2 .924 -12 -30 1.80 1.54 .976 2.18 2.16
8 Seasons TOT 557 541 447 4625.1 1168 1075 49 44 9 .962 -19 -5 2.19 2.02 .980 2.40 2.37
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.
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1986 KCR AL 23 RF -6 -36 -5 -4 -0 -1
1987 KCR AL 24 LF -3 -5 -3 -5 2 0
1987 KCR AL 24 CF -3 -21 -3 -0 -2 0
1987 KCR AL 24 RF -2 -81 -1 -0 -1 -1
1988 KCR AL 25 LF 3 4 1 -1 2 2
1988 KCR AL 25 RF -4 -43 -3 -2 -1 -1
1988 KCR AL 25 CF 1 28 -0 -0 0 1
1989 KCR AL 26 LF -4 -5 -4 4 -8 0
1989 KCR AL 26 CF 0 0 0 0
1990 KCR AL 27 CF -3 -6 -9 -3 -6 6
1990 KCR AL 27 LF -0 -1 1 1 0 -1
1993 CHW AL 30 LF 7 39 6 5 1 1
1993 CHW AL 30 RF -0 -3 -1 -1 -1 1
1994 CAL AL 31 LF -5 -20 -5 -2 -3 0
1994 CAL AL 31 RF -1 -49 -1 -1 0 0
6 Seasons LF -3 -1 -5 2 -7 2
4 Seasons CF -4 -8 -12 -4 -8 7
5 Seasons RF -12 -30 -10 -8 -3 -2
8 Seasons TOT -19 -5 -26 -10 -17 7

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1986 KCR AL 23 25 22 25 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 1 2 0
1987 KCR AL 24 116 108 116 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 21 3 119 1 3 4
1988 KCR AL 25 124 120 124 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 5 15 123 2 1 0
1989 KCR AL 26 135 133 135 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 1 0 111 24 2 0
1990 KCR AL 27 111 107 111 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 61 0 97 10 4 0
1991 CHW AL 28 23 21 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 0
1993 CHW AL 30 85 77 85 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 19 47 36 8 0
1994 CAL AL 31 75 52 75 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 3 46 9 22 0
8 Seasons 694 640 694 557 0 0 0 0 0 0 415 88 63 566 104 44 4
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1987 KCR AL 24 8 0 8 0 4 8 0 2 4 2 55 41 1 26 6 0 15 12 0 5 2 0 11 9 1 112 70 62.5% 40 2 1.8% 6 3275 64% 80% 31% 338 45%
1988 KCR AL 25 5 0 5 0 0 12 0 4 2 4 69 58 2 44 10 2 19 10 2 10 6 0 23 22 0 165 106 64.2% 53 6 3.6% 6 3713 61% 81% 40% 479 45%
1989 KCR AL 26 8 0 6 2 3 11 0 4 0 4 45 32 0 33 13 0 20 9 2 13 4 1 15 15 0 126 73 57.9% 49 3 2.4% 8 3934 57% 80% 40% 492 48%
1990 KCR AL 27 6 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 31 25 1 16 5 1 5 2 0 4 1 0 5 5 0 61 38 62.3% 21 2 3.3% 2 1396 54% 78% 39% 185 46%
1993 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 10 9 0 8 1 2 5 3 0 1 1 0 5 5 0 29 19 65.5% 8 2 6.9% 0 870 54% 81% 42% 111 58%
1994 CAL AL 31 3 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 22 17 1 20 5 0 13 8 1 6 2 0 8 7 0 69 39 56.5% 28 2 2.9% 1 1396 68% 79% 43% 180 42%
6 Seasons 30 0 28 2 8 40 0 10 8 14 232 182 5 147 40 5 77 44 5 39 16 1 67 63 1 562 345 61.4% 199 17 3.0% 23 14584 60% 80% 38% 1785 47%
MLB Averages 61.0% 2.6% 58% 80% 39% 51%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1987 KCR AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 9 3 33.3% 6 0 0.0% 0 611 67% 79% 27% 50 60%
1988 KCR AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 155 44% 76% 41% 18 67%
1989 KCR AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 100% 0% 0
1990 KCR AL 27 6 0 6 0 2 4 0 1 2 1 30 23 0 18 6 0 11 4 0 6 2 0 19 17 1 84 52 61.9% 31 1 1.2% 3 2284 58% 76% 39% 285 52%
4 Seasons 6 0 6 0 2 4 0 1 2 1 34 27 0 23 7 0 11 4 0 8 3 0 21 18 1 97 59 60.8% 37 1 1.0% 3 3051 59% 77% 37% 353 54%
MLB Averages 42.7% 1.9% 58% 80% 39% 59%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1986 KCR AL 23 4 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 16 7 1 8 0 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 4 3 0 34 13 38.2% 20 1 2.9% 1 799 62% 81% 32% 83 39%
1987 KCR AL 24 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 14.3% 6 0 0.0% 1 108 68% 78% 34% 11 27%
1988 KCR AL 25 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 23 8 34.8% 15 0 0.0% 0 491 64% 80% 45% 60 42%
1993 CHW AL 30 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 10 5 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 4 1 25 12 48.0% 11 2 8.0% 1 626 62% 81% 40% 66 45%
1994 CAL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 72 76% 86% 51% 7 57%
5 Seasons 8 0 7 1 3 6 0 1 3 1 41 18 1 23 3 1 4 3 0 8 3 0 14 8 1 90 35 38.9% 52 3 3.3% 3 2096 63% 81% 38% 227 41%
MLB Averages 42.5% 2.7% 58% 80% 39% 54%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
1989 AS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1989 AL (10, 12%)
0.12 Career Shares (886th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1989 Apr 23rd AL Player of the Week

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  12 (1st)
1989 AL  11 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1987 AL  8 (3rd)
1988 AL  5 (5th)
1989 AL  8 (3rd)
1990 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  2 (3rd)
1989 AL  2 (2nd)
1990 AL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  2 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1987 AL  9 (5th)
1990 AL  12 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1988 AL  2.25 (4th)
1989 AL  2.25 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 AL  2.13 (4th)
1989 AL  2.16 (3rd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Bo Vincent Bo Edward Knows Jackson

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