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Sonny Jackson

Roland Thomas Jackson

Positions: Shortstop and Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: July 9, 1944 in Washington, DC
High School: Montgomery Blair HS (Blair, MD)
Signed
by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1963 (Age 19.080)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Astros/Colt.45's 1963-1974

Final Game: July 9, 1974 (Age 30.000)
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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 18 HOU NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1964 19 HOU NL 9 25 23 3 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 .348 .400 .391 .791 131 9 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1965 20 HOU NL 10 24 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .130 .167 .130 .297 -12 3 0 0 0 0 0 /65
1966 21 HOU NL 150 670 596 80 174 6 5 3 25 49 14 42 53 .292 .341 .334 .674 95 199 9 3 27 2 0 *6 RoY-2
1967 22 HOU NL 129 566 520 67 123 18 3 0 25 22 9 36 45 .237 .285 .283 .568 66 147 14 0 8 2 1 *6
1968 23 ATL NL 105 392 358 37 81 8 2 1 19 16 6 25 35 .226 .282 .268 .550 66 96 10 3 5 1 6 6
1969 24 ATL NL 98 363 318 41 76 3 5 1 27 12 7 35 33 .239 .317 .289 .606 71 92 3 2 6 2 2 6
1970 25 ATL NL 103 380 328 60 85 14 3 0 20 11 4 45 27 .259 .347 .320 .668 77 105 3 1 3 3 1 6
1971 26 ATL NL 149 593 547 58 141 20 5 2 25 7 6 35 45 .258 .302 .324 .626 73 177 8 1 7 3 1 *8
1972 27 ATL NL 60 133 126 20 30 6 3 0 8 1 0 7 9 .238 .278 .333 .612 67 42 4 0 0 0 0 6/859
1973 28 ATL NL 117 234 206 29 43 5 2 0 12 6 3 22 13 .209 .283 .252 .536 45 52 1 1 1 4 0 76/89
1974 29 ATL NL 5 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857 137 3 0 0 0 0 0 /9
12 Yrs 936 3390 3055 396 767 81 28 7 162 126 51 250 265 .251 .308 .303 .611 73 925 52 11 57 17 11
162 Game Avg. 162 587 529 69 133 14 5 1 28 22 9 43 46 .251 .308 .303 .611 73 160 9 2 10 3 2
ATL (7 yrs) 637 2102 1890 245 459 56 20 4 111 53 27 169 162 .243 .306 .300 .606 69 567 29 8 22 13 10
HOU (5 yrs) 299 1288 1165 151 308 25 8 3 51 73 24 81 103 .264 .313 .307 .620 80 358 23 3 35 4 1

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 18 HOU NL 1 3 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .324 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /6
1964 19 HOU NL 9 25 1 0 0 -4 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 0.3 -0.3 3 /6
1965 20 HOU NL 10 24 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .461 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /65
1966 21 HOU NL 150 670 3 3 2 -19 9 -1 0.0 23 21 2.3 .499 .499 4.2 -1.0 40 *6 RoY-2
1967 22 HOU NL 129 566 -20 3 -0 -15 8 -25 -2.8 19 -6 -0.8 .477 .482 0.7 -0.7 9 *6
1968 23 ATL NL 105 392 -14 1 0 4 6 -4 -0.3 13 10 1.1 .496 .497 0.5 1.3 6 6
1969 24 ATL NL 98 363 -12 2 1 -0 5 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.9 .495 .497 0.9 0.6 9 6
1970 25 ATL NL 103 380 -9 0 1 -6 5 -10 -0.9 13 3 0.3 .490 .494 0.9 -0.0 9 6
1971 26 ATL NL 149 593 -17 0 2 -17 -1 -32 -3.7 20 -12 -1.6 .475 .477 0.2 -1.9 5 *8
1972 27 ATL NL 60 133 -6 1 0 2 1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.0 0.4 1 6/859
1973 28 ATL NL 117 234 -13 1 1 2 0 -9 -1.0 8 -1 -0.3 .492 .494 -0.5 0.2 -3 76/89
1974 29 ATL NL 5 7 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .494 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /9
12 Seasons 936 3390 -92 11 8 -55 34 -94 -10.0 115 22 1.6 .489 .492 6.9 -1.6 76
ATL (7 yrs) 637 2102 -72 6 6 -16 17 -60 -6.4 71 11 0.7 .489 .492 2.0 0.5 27
HOU (5 yrs) 299 1288 -20 6 3 -39 17 -33 -3.5 44 10 0.9 .487 .492 4.9 -2.2 50

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 24 ATL NL NLCS NYM L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 HOU NL 18 SS 1 1 0 5.0 6 0 5 1 0 .833 -1 -216 9.00 5.00 .962 4.86 4.80
1964 HOU NL 19 SS 7 5 5 48.2 23 8 12 3 1 .870 -4 -86 3.70 2.86 .963 5.03 5.00
1965 HOU NL 20 SS 8 7 5 59.0 32 16 15 1 3 .969 -1 -14 4.73 3.88 .964 4.93 4.92
1965 HOU NL 20 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1966 HOU NL 21 SS 150 150 141 1311.0 756 270 449 37 73 .951 -19 -17 4.94 4.79 .964 4.96 4.96 RoY-2
1967 HOU NL 22 SS 128 124 120 1108.1 618 204 379 35 63 .943 -15 -16 4.73 4.55 .963 4.99 4.99
1968 ATL NL 23 SS 99 94 91 854.2 461 132 307 22 35 .952 4 5 4.62 4.43 .962 4.98 5.00
1969 ATL NL 24 SS 97 88 81 781.2 432 161 254 17 48 .961 -0 -1 4.78 4.28 .963 4.93 4.90
1970 ATL NL 25 SS 87 78 76 722.0 389 123 240 26 40 .933 -6 -10 4.52 4.17 .965 5.05 5.04
1971 ATL NL 26 CF 145 136 132 1250.0 355 340 8 7 0 .980 -17 -16 2.51 2.40 .982 2.64 2.64
1971 ATL NL 26 OF 145 136 132 1250.0 351 336 8 7 0 .980 -17 -16 2.48 2.37 .979 2.19 2.19
1972 ATL NL 27 SS 17 15 10 123.1 82 28 52 2 9 .976 4 40 5.84 4.71 .967 5.04 5.06
1972 ATL NL 27 OF 10 4 4 44.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -68 1.22 0.60 .978 2.17 2.19
1972 ATL NL 27 CF 9 4 4 41.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -69 1.30 0.67 .980 2.59 2.61
1972 ATL NL 27 3B 6 5 4 43.0 24 13 10 1 0 .958 0 11 4.81 3.83 .945 2.87 2.88
1972 ATL NL 27 RF 1 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -45 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
1973 ATL NL 28 OF 56 12 10 207.1 53 51 1 1 0 .981 2 14 2.26 0.93 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 ATL NL 28 LF 49 10 8 165.0 42 40 1 1 0 .976 4 25 2.24 0.84 .977 2.04 2.04
1973 ATL NL 28 SS 36 27 16 239.0 135 42 88 5 10 .963 -0 -3 4.90 3.61 .961 4.93 4.93
1973 ATL NL 28 CF 4 2 2 27.1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -66 2.96 2.25 .980 2.63 2.62
1973 ATL NL 28 RF 4 0 0 15.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 2.40 1.00 .972 2.04 2.00
1974 ATL NL 29 OF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 2.00 .980 2.31 2.30
1974 ATL NL 29 RF 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 1.29 1.00 .980 2.06 2.00
10 Seasons SS 630 589 545 5252.2 2934 984 1801 149 282 .949 -38 -9 4.77 4.42 .963 4.98 4.97
4 Seasons OF 212 153 146 1508.2 412 395 9 8 0 .981 -17 -13 2.41 1.91 .979 2.20 2.20
3 Seasons CF 158 142 138 1319.0 370 355 8 7 0 .981 -21 -19 2.48 2.30 .982 2.64 2.64
1 Season LF 49 10 8 165.0 42 40 1 1 0 .976 4 25 2.24 0.84 .977 2.04 2.04
2 Seasons 3B 7 5 4 44.0 24 13 10 1 0 .958 0 11 4.70 3.29 .945 2.86 2.87
3 Seasons RF 6 1 0 24.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 15 1.82 0.83 .974 2.04 2.00
12 Seasons TOT 849 747 695 6805.1 3370 1392 1820 158 282 .953 -55 -10 4.25 3.78 .965 4.35 4.27
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1966 NL  49 (2nd)
1967 NL  22 (7th)
1968 NL  16 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1966 NL  160 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1966 NL  27 (1st)
1967 NL  8 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1966 NL  14 (5th)
1967 NL  9 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
1966 NL  77.78 (3rd)
1967 NL  70.97 (10th)
1968 NL  72.73 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1967 NL  11.6 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1966 NL  474 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1966 NL  37 (1st)
1967 NL  35 (1st)
1970 NL  26 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  270 (2nd)
1967 NL  204 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  449 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  37 (1st)
1967 NL  35 (1st)
1970 NL  26 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  145 (2nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  340 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  8 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  7 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1971 NL  336 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1972 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1966 NL  4.79 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1963 NL  born 1944-07-09 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2212), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (290th), 1.6 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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