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Charlie James

Charles Wesley James

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 22, 1937 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Webster Groves HS (Webster Groves, MO)
Schools: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1960 (Age 22.224, 9,364th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds 1960-1965

Last Game: September 27, 1965 (Age 27.279)
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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
1960 22 STL NL 43 51 50 5 9 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 12 .180 .196 .320 .516 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 7/98
1961 23 STL NL 108 371 349 43 89 19 2 4 44 2 2 15 59 .255 .288 .355 .644 64 124 9 3 0 4 1 97/8
1962 24 STL NL 129 405 388 50 107 13 4 8 59 3 4 10 58 .276 .301 .392 .693 77 152 10 4 3 0 1 *97
1963 25 STL NL 116 365 347 34 93 14 2 10 45 2 1 10 64 .268 .291 .406 .697 91 141 12 2 4 2 0 79/8
1964 26 STL NL 88 246 233 24 52 9 1 5 17 0 0 11 58 .223 .261 .335 .596 61 78 6 1 1 0 1 79
1965 27 CIN NL 26 41 39 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 .205 .225 .205 .430 19 8 3 0 1 0 0 /97
6 Yrs 510 1479 1406 158 358 56 9 29 172 7 7 48 260 .255 .283 .369 .652 71 519 40 10 9 6 3
162 Game Avg. 162 470 447 50 114 18 3 9 55 2 2 15 83 .255 .283 .369 .652 71 165 13 3 3 2 1
STL (5 yrs) 484 1438 1367 156 350 56 9 29 170 7 7 47 251 .256 .285 .374 .658 73 511 37 10 8 6 3
CIN (1 yr) 26 41 39 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 .205 .225 .205 .430 19 8 3 0 1 0 0

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
1960 22 STL NL 43 51 -4 0 0 -0 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .486 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 7/98
1961 23 STL NL 108 371 -18 -0 -0 5 -5 -19 -2.0 14 -4 -0.6 .482 .488 -1.0 -0.0 -9 97/8
1962 24 STL NL 129 405 -13 -3 -1 6 -5 -15 -1.6 15 0 -0.0 .488 .490 -0.8 0.2 -6 *97
1963 25 STL NL 116 365 -4 -1 -1 6 -5 -4 -0.5 14 9 1.0 .495 .497 0.1 0.2 3 79/8
1964 26 STL NL 88 246 -13 -1 -0 -0 -3 -17 -1.9 9 -8 -0.9 .478 .488 -1.0 -0.3 -8 79
1965 27 CIN NL 26 41 -4 -1 -0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .476 .496 -0.5 0.0 -4 /97
6 Seasons 510 1479 -56 -5 -3 17 -20 -67 -7.2 56 -11 -1.5 .486 .492 -3.5 -0.1 -28
STL (5 yrs) 484 1438 -52 -5 -2 17 -19 -61 -6.6 54 -7 -1.0 .486 .491 -3.0 -0.1 -23
CIN (1 yr) 26 41 -4 -1 -0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .476 .496 -0.5 0.0 -4

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
1964 ❍ 26 STL NL WS NYY W 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1960 STL NL 22 OF 37 7 4 115.1 24 21 1 2 1 .917 -0 -4 1.72 0.59 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 STL NL 22 LF 24 1 1 47.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.33 0.29 .974 2.00 1.99
1960 STL NL 22 RF 9 6 3 55.0 14 11 1 2 1 .857 -1 -13 1.96 1.33 .979 2.00 1.99
1960 STL NL 22 CF 7 0 0 13.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 55 2.77 0.57 .980 2.63 2.60
1961 STL NL 23 OF 90 84 70 754.0 160 151 3 6 1 .963 5 7 1.84 1.71 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 STL NL 23 RF 54 50 41 439.2 88 83 2 3 1 .966 4 11 1.74 1.57 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 STL NL 23 LF 41 32 29 296.1 68 64 1 3 0 .956 1 2 1.97 1.59 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 STL NL 23 CF 4 2 0 18.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.50 1.25 .980 2.65 2.60
1962 STL NL 24 OF 116 95 84 877.0 165 156 7 2 1 .988 6 9 1.67 1.41 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 STL NL 24 RF 104 86 81 797.0 148 139 7 2 1 .986 3 5 1.65 1.40 .975 1.90 1.88
1962 STL NL 24 LF 17 9 3 80.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 3 48 2.02 1.06 .968 1.81 1.80
1963 STL NL 25 OF 101 78 59 754.2 174 169 4 1 1 .994 6 10 2.06 1.71 .977 2.01 2.00
1963 STL NL 25 LF 84 56 46 571.2 126 123 3 0 0 1.000 4 7 1.98 1.50 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 STL NL 25 RF 23 21 13 175.0 45 43 1 1 1 .978 3 19 2.26 1.91 .976 1.83 1.82
1963 STL NL 25 CF 1 1 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 30 2.25 2.00 .980 2.36 2.40
1964 STL NL 26 OF 60 53 34 443.1 82 76 3 3 0 .963 -0 -1 1.60 1.32 .973 1.99 1.98
1964 STL NL 26 LF 45 41 28 351.1 66 60 3 3 0 .955 1 3 1.61 1.40 .965 1.70 1.69
1964 STL NL 26 RF 15 12 6 92.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.57 1.07 .973 1.89 1.88
1965 CIN NL 27 OF 7 6 4 51.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 0 7 1.76 1.43 .975 1.99 2.00
1965 CIN NL 27 RF 4 3 2 29.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -0 -17 1.55 1.25 .975 1.96 1.95
1965 CIN NL 27 LF 3 3 2 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 38 2.05 1.67 .966 1.72 1.70
6 Seasons OF 411 323 255 2995.1 616 583 18 15 4 .976 17 7 1.81 1.46 .976 2.07 2.06
6 Seasons LF 214 142 109 1368.2 290 277 7 6 0 .979 8 7 1.87 1.33 .970 1.80 1.80
6 Seasons RF 209 178 146 1587.2 317 297 11 9 4 .972 8 6 1.75 1.47 .975 1.90 1.89
3 Seasons CF 12 3 0 39.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.54 0.92 .980 2.58 2.58
6 Seasons TOT 411 323 255 2995.1 616 583 18 15 4 .976 17 7 1.81 1.46 .976 2.07 2.06
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1962 NL  3 (3rd)
1963 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1963 NL  1.98 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  4 (5th)
1963 NL  3 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1250th), -1.5 career WAR/-1.5 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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