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Baby Doll Jacobson

William Chester Jacobson

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: August 16, 1890 in Cable, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1915 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox/Tigers/Indians/Athletics 1915-1927

Final Game: September 22, 1927 (Age 37)
Died: January 16, 1977 in Orion, IL
Buried: Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona, IL
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1915 TOT AL 24 OF 39 35 32 62 58 3 1 1 .984 1.56 .958 2.05
1915 TOT AL 24 CF 8 4 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .953 2.45
1915 DET AL 24 1B 10 10 9 120 114 4 2 5 .983 11.80 .987 10.78
1915 DET AL 24 OF 7 3 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 .958 2.04
1915 DET AL 24 CF 5 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.60 .953 2.44
1915 DET AL 24 LF 3 2 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .963 2.10
1915 SLB AL 24 OF 32 32 30 53 50 2 1 1 .981 1.63 .958 2.05
1915 SLB AL 24 RF 29 29 28 50 47 2 1 1 .980 1.69 .957 1.60
1915 SLB AL 24 CF 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .953 2.47
1917 SLB AL 26 OF 131 129 124 318 292 18 8 6 .975 2.37 .967 2.22
1917 SLB AL 26 RF 72 71 66 163 147 13 3 7 .982 2.22 .961 1.81
1917 SLB AL 26 CF 60 58 58 155 145 5 5 1 .968 2.50 .972 2.61
1917 SLB AL 26 1B 11 11 11 133 119 7 7 4 .947 11.45 .989 11.07
1919 SLB AL 28 OF 106 105 102 294 270 9 15 2 .949 2.63 .958 2.26
1919 SLB AL 28 CF 73 73 71 225 206 7 12 2 .947 2.92 .961 2.64
1919 SLB AL 28 LF 17 17 17 43 41 0 2 0 .953 2.41 .961 2.21
1919 SLB AL 28 RF 16 15 14 28 25 2 1 0 .964 1.69 .951 1.94
1919 SLB AL 28 1B 8 7 7 78 75 2 1 1 .987 9.63 .988 10.68
1920 SLB AL 29 OF 154 154 152 421 394 18 9 6 .979 2.68 .962 2.25
1920 SLB AL 29 CF 110 110 108 312 296 10 6 4 .981 2.78 .966 2.55
1920 SLB AL 29 RF 44 44 44 109 98 8 3 2 .972 2.41 .958 1.91
1920 SLB AL 29 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.80
1921 SLB AL 30 CF 142 141 138 400 386 7 7 1 .983 2.77 .962 2.67
1921 SLB AL 30 OF 142 141 138 392 378 7 7 1 .982 2.71 .960 2.33
1921 SLB AL 30 1B 10 10 9 103 91 12 0 9 1.000 10.30 .991 10.63
1922 SLB AL 31 OF 137 135 131 388 367 9 12 4 .969 2.74 .964 2.31
1922 SLB AL 31 CF 125 123 120 362 340 9 13 4 .964 2.79 .968 2.70
1922 SLB AL 31 LF 12 12 11 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .969 2.40
1922 SLB AL 31 1B 7 7 7 61 57 2 2 10 .967 8.43 .991 10.80
1923 SLB AL 32 CF 146 146 145 430 409 10 11 4 .974 2.87 .968 2.69
1923 SLB AL 32 OF 146 146 145 430 409 10 11 4 .974 2.87 .965 2.38
1924 SLB AL 33 CF 152 152 152 502 488 7 7 3 .986 3.26 .975 2.80 MVP-8
1924 SLB AL 33 OF 152 152 152 502 488 7 7 4 .986 3.26 .970 2.39 MVP-8
1925 SLB AL 34 CF 139 139 135 374 343 18 13 9 .965 2.60 .971 2.89 MVP-7
1925 SLB AL 34 OF 139 139 135 374 343 18 13 9 .965 2.60 .965 2.43 MVP-7
1926 TOT AL 35 OF 148 147 143 315 298 9 8 1 .975 2.07 .966 2.34 MVP-26
1926 TOT AL 35 CF 107 105 103 258 244 9 5 1 .981 2.36 .969 2.72 MVP-26
1926 SLB AL 35 CF 50 49 47 111 105 2 4 0 .964 2.14 .969 2.72
1926 SLB AL 35 OF 50 49 47 111 105 2 4 0 .964 2.14 .966 2.34
1926 BOS AL 35 OF 98 98 96 204 193 7 4 1 .980 2.04 .966 2.34
1926 BOS AL 35 CF 57 56 56 147 139 7 1 1 .993 2.56 .969 2.72
1926 BOS AL 35 RF 36 36 35 48 46 0 2 0 .958 1.28 .964 2.00 MVP-26
1926 BOS AL 35 LF 6 6 5 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1.33 .964 2.30 MVP-26
1927 TOT AL 36 OF 84 74 68 193 180 5 8 0 .959 2.20 .964 2.35
1927 TOT AL 36 LF 48 45 40 105 99 4 2 0 .981 2.15 .967 2.38
1927 TOT AL 36 CF 33 29 28 88 81 1 6 0 .932 2.48 .966 2.71
1927 BOS AL 36 LF 39 38 34 96 90 4 2 0 .979 2.41 .967 2.38
1927 BOS AL 36 OF 39 38 34 96 90 4 2 0 .979 2.41 .964 2.35
1927 CLE AL 36 CF 31 29 28 88 81 1 6 0 .932 2.65 .966 2.71
1927 CLE AL 36 OF 31 29 28 88 81 1 6 0 .932 2.65 .964 2.35
1927 PHA AL 36 OF 14 7 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0.64 .964 2.35
1927 PHA AL 36 LF 9 7 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .967 2.38
1927 PHA AL 36 RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.97
1927 PHA AL 36 CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
11 Seasons OF 1378 1357 1322 3689 3477 113 99 38 .973 2.61 .964 2.32 86-1095-200
11 Seasons CF 1095 1080 1060 3112 2944 83 85 29 .973 2.76 .968 2.71
6 Seasons RF 200 195 187 398 363 25 10 10 .975 1.94 .959 1.85
5 Seasons LF 86 82 75 190 180 5 5 0 .974 2.15 .966 2.33
6 Seasons 1B 47 45 43 495 456 27 12 29 .976 10.28 .989 10.80
11 Seasons TOT 1425 1402 1365 4184 3933 140 111 67 .973 2.86 .967 2.60 86-1095-200
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.
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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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1915 DET AL 24 37 37 0 0 10 0 0 0 3 5 0 7 0
1915 SLB AL 24 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 29 32 0
1917 SLB AL 26 147 140 147 142 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 60 72 131 0 5 0
1919 SLB AL 28 120 112 120 113 0 0 9 0 0 0 17 73 16 106 0 7 1
1920 SLB AL 29 154 154 154 154 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 110 44 154 0 0 0
1921 SLB AL 30 151 151 151 151 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 0 0 0
1922 SLB AL 31 145 142 145 144 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 125 0 137 0 1 0
1923 SLB AL 32 147 146 147 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 146 0 1 0
1924 SLB AL 33 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 152 0 0 0
1925 SLB AL 34 142 139 142 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 0 3 0
1926 BOS AL 35 98 98 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 57 36 98 0 0 0
1926 SLB AL 35 50 49 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 50 0 0 0
1927 BOS AL 36 45 38 45 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 39 0 6 0
1927 CLE AL 36 32 29 32 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 31 0 1 0
1927 PHA AL 36 17 7 17 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 14 0 3 0
11 Seasons 1471 1357 1471 1373 0 0 50 0 0 0 86 1095 200 1378 0 27 1
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 AL (8, 17%)
1925 AL (7, 16%)
1926 AL (26, 2%)
0.35 Career Shares (569th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  142 (1st)
1922 AL  125 (3rd)
1923 AL  146 (2nd)
1924 AL  152 (2nd)
1925 AL  139 (4th)
1926 AL  107 (5th)
Career  1,095 (74th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  206 (5th)
1920 AL  296 (4th)
1921 AL  386 (1st)
1922 AL  340 (2nd)
1923 AL  409 (1st)
1924 AL  488 (1st)
1925 AL  343 (5th)
Career  2,944 (62nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 AL  9 (5th)
1925 AL  18 (2nd)
Career  83 (55th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  12 (4th)
1922 AL  13 (2nd)
1923 AL  11 (4th)
1924 AL  7 (5th)
1925 AL  13 (3rd)
Career  85 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  4 (4th)
1922 AL  4 (2nd)
1923 AL  4 (2nd)
1924 AL  3 (2nd)
1925 AL  9 (1st)
Career  29 (20th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1917 AL  147 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1917 AL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1917 AL  7 (1st)
1920 AL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1920 AL  154 (1st)
1924 AL  152 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1920 AL  394 (2nd)
1921 AL  378 (3rd)
1922 AL  367 (4th)
1923 AL  409 (2nd)
1924 AL  488 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  18 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1919 AL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1917 AL  6 (4th)
1920 AL  6 (5th)
1922 AL  4 (4th)
1925 AL  9 (1st)
Career  38 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  2.92 (2nd)
1920 AL  2.78 (3rd)
1921 AL  2.77 (3rd)
1922 AL  2.79 (2nd)
1923 AL  2.87 (2nd)
1924 AL  3.26 (1st)
Career  2.76 (27th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  .981 (2nd)
1921 AL  .983 (2nd)
1922 AL  .964 (4th)
1923 AL  .974 (3rd)
1924 AL  .986 (2nd)
1926 AL  .981 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1919 AL  2.63 (3rd)
1920 AL  2.68 (3rd)
1921 AL  2.71 (4th)
1922 AL  2.74 (2nd)
1923 AL  2.87 (2nd)
1924 AL  3.26 (1st)
Career  2.61 (41st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1917 AL  .975 (5th)
1920 AL  .979 (3rd)
1921 AL  .982 (2nd)
1923 AL  .974 (3rd)
1924 AL  .986 (2nd)
1926 AL  .975 (5th)

                           

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