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Sam Jethroe

Samuel Jethroe (Jet)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: January 23, 1917 in Lowndes County, MS
High School: Lincoln HS (East St. Louis, IL)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1950 (Age 33.085, 8,238th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Pirates 1950-1954

Last Game: April 15, 1954 (Age 37.082)
Died: June 16, 2001 in Erie, PA
Buried: Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA
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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
1950 33 BSN NL 141 641 582 100 159 28 8 18 58 35 52 93 .273 .338 .442 .780 109 257 8 5 3 *O8 MVP-27,RoY-1
1951 34 BSN NL 148 645 572 101 160 29 10 18 65 35 5 57 88 .280 .356 .460 .816 125 263 7 11 4 *O87/9
1952 35 BSN NL 151 687 608 79 141 23 7 13 58 28 9 68 112 .232 .318 .357 .675 89 217 8 9 3 *8O
1954 37 PIT NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 /9
4 Yrs 442 1974 1763 280 460 80 25 49 181 98 14 177 293 .261 .337 .418 .755 107 737 23 25 10 0
162 Game Avg. 162 724 646 103 169 29 9 18 66 36 65 107 .261 .337 .418 .755 107 270 8 9 4
BSN (3 yrs) 440 1973 1762 280 460 80 25 49 181 98 14 177 293 .261 .337 .418 .755 107 737 23 25 10
PIT (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 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
1950 33 BSN NL 141 641 6 5 1 -2 -1 9 0.8 23 32 3.1 .507 .506 3.5 -0.4 34 *O8 MVP-27,RoY-1
1951 34 BSN NL 148 645 19 8 2 -4 -1 22 2.2 24 46 4.7 .516 .514 5.2 -0.6 50 *O87/9
1952 35 BSN NL 151 687 -9 2 -1 -5 -1 -13 -1.5 24 11 1.0 .491 .491 1.6 -0.6 16 *8O
1954 37 PIT NL 2 1 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /9
4 Seasons 442 1974 16 15 2 -11 -3 18 1.5 71 89 8.7 .504 .504 10.3 -1.6 101
BSN (3 yrs) 440 1973 16 15 2 -11 -3 19 1.5 71 90 8.8 .504 .504 10.3 -1.6 101
PIT (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .478 .500 -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
1950 BSN NL 33 OF 141 139 132 1213.1 384 355 17 12 6 .969 2.76 2.64 .978 2.34 2.31 MVP-27,RoY-1
1950 BSN NL 33 CF 140 139 132 1213.1 379 348 18 13 6 .966 2.71 2.61 .980 2.76 2.73 MVP-27,RoY-1
1951 BSN NL 34 OF 140 139 131 1233.1 384 356 18 10 4 .974 2.73 2.67 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 BSN NL 34 CF 126 125 118 1103.2 342 319 17 6 4 .982 2.74 2.67 .983 2.88 2.87
1951 BSN NL 34 LF 13 11 10 104.2 37 33 0 4 0 .892 2.84 2.54 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 BSN NL 34 RF 3 3 3 25.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.88 2.67 .981 2.02 2.03
1952 BSN NL 35 CF 151 150 150 1353.0 432 409 10 13 3 .970 2.79 2.77 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 BSN NL 35 OF 151 150 150 1353.0 436 413 10 13 3 .970 2.81 2.80 .981 2.31 2.29
1954 PIT NL 37 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1954 PIT NL 37 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 4.50 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00
4 Seasons OF 433 428 413 3801.2 1205 1125 45 35 13 .971 -0 -0 2.77 2.70 .980 2.36 2.34
3 Seasons CF 417 414 400 3670.0 1153 1076 45 32 13 .972 2.75 2.69 .982 2.79 2.77
1 Season LF 13 11 10 104.2 37 33 0 4 0 .892 2.84 2.54 .977 2.32 2.31
2 Seasons RF 4 3 3 27.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 3.00 2.25 .980 2.00 2.02
4 Seasons TOT 433 428 413 3801.2 1205 1125 45 35 13 .971 -0 -0 2.77 2.70 .980 2.36 2.34
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 NL (27, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1951 NL  5.3 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 NL  151 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1950 NL  582 (10th)
1952 NL  608 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1952 NL  687 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1950 NL  100 (7th)
1951 NL  101 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1950 NL  8 (6th)
1951 NL  10 (4th)
1952 NL  7 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1950 NL  93 (2nd)
1951 NL  88 (4th)
1952 NL  112 (2nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1950 NL  35 (1st)
1951 NL  35 (1st)
1952 NL  28 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1951 NL  125 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  57 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1951 NL  .625 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1950 NL  5 (7th)
1951 NL  11 (2nd)
1952 NL  9 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1952 NL  9 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
1951 NL  87.50 (1st)
1952 NL  75.68 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1950 NL  23.8 (1st)
1951 NL  23.8 (1st)
1952 NL  17.8 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1952 NL  487 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1951 NL  33.33 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1951 NL  3.8 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1951 NL  2.6 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1951 NL  3.4 (7th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  140 (4th)
1951 NL  126 (3rd)
1952 NL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  348 (4th)
1951 NL  319 (4th)
1952 NL  409 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  18 (1st)
1951 NL  17 (1st)
1952 NL  10 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  13 (1st)
1951 NL  6 (3rd)
1952 NL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  6 (2nd)
1951 NL  4 (2nd)
1952 NL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1951 NL  140 (5th)
1952 NL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  355 (4th)
1951 NL  356 (3rd)
1952 NL  413 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  17 (2nd)
1951 NL  18 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  12 (1st)
1951 NL  10 (1st)
1952 NL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  6 (1st)
1951 NL  4 (4th)
1952 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.71 (5th)
1951 NL  2.74 (5th)
1952 NL  2.79 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  2.61 (4th)
1951 NL  2.67 (4th)
1952 NL  2.77 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  .966 (5th)
1951 NL  .982 (3rd)
1952 NL  .970 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1950 NL  2.76 (5th)
1952 NL  2.81 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  2.64 (4th)
1951 NL  2.67 (4th)
1952 NL  2.80 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1954 NL  born 1917-01-23 (7th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 18 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1144), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (249th), 8.7 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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