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Jimmy Johnston

James Harle Johnston

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 10, 1889 in Cleveland, TN (All Transactions)
Debut: May 3, 1911 (Age 21.144)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Cubs/Giants/Braves/WhiteSox 1911-1926

Final Game: September 11, 1926 (Age 36.275)
Died: February 14, 1967 in Chattanooga, TN
Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
Relatives: Brother of Doc Johnston
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #950. Ron Hansen… #951. Mike Lieberthal… #952. J.T. Snow… #953. JIMMY JOHNSTON… #954. Gus Zernial… #955. Richard Hidalgo… #956. John Romano… 

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
1911 21 CHW AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /O
1914 24 CHC NL 50 111 101 9 23 3 2 1 8 3 4 9 .228 .264 .327 .591 76 33 1 5 O8/497
1916 26 BRO NL 118 472 425 58 107 13 8 1 26 22 19 35 38 .252 .313 .327 .640 94 139 3 9 *O89/7
1917 27 BRO NL 103 370 330 33 89 10 4 0 25 16 23 28 .270 .321 .324 .645 96 107 2 14 O783/9645
1918 28 BRO NL 123 528 484 54 136 16 8 0 27 22 33 31 .281 .328 .347 .675 108 168 1 10 *O937/854
1919 29 BRO NL 117 453 405 56 114 11 4 1 23 11 29 26 .281 .334 .336 .670 100 136 3 16 4O/89376
1920 30 BRO NL 155 707 635 87 185 17 12 1 52 19 15 43 23 .291 .338 .361 .699 98 229 2 28 *5/O96
1921 31 BRO NL 152 688 624 104 203 41 14 5 56 28 16 45 26 .325 .372 .460 .832 114 287 1 19 *5/6
1922 32 BRO NL 138 617 567 110 181 20 7 4 49 18 9 38 17 .319 .364 .400 .764 97 227 2 10 465
1923 33 BRO NL 151 693 625 111 203 29 11 4 60 16 13 53 15 .325 .378 .426 .803 113 266 0 15 465
1924 34 BRO NL 86 354 315 51 94 11 2 2 29 5 6 27 10 .298 .356 .365 .721 96 115 1 11 65/3O9 MVP-18
1925 35 BRO NL 123 490 431 63 128 13 3 2 43 7 5 45 15 .297 .369 .355 .724 88 153 4 10 5O9/376
1926 36 TOT NL 60 143 126 18 30 1 0 1 10 2 16 8 .238 .324 .270 .594 65 34 0 0 O5/8947
1926 36 BSN NL 23 68 57 7 14 1 0 1 5 2 10 3 .246 .358 .316 .674 90 18 0 0 5/47O
1926 36 NYG NL 37 75 69 11 16 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 .232 .293 .232 .525 44 16 0 0 O/89
13 Yrs 1377 5628 5070 754 1493 185 75 22 410 169 83 391 247 .294 .347 .374 .721 100 1894 20 147
162 Game Avg. 162 662 596 89 176 22 9 3 48 20 46 29 .294 .347 .374 .721 100 223 2 17
BRO (10 yrs) 1266 5372 4841 727 1440 181 73 20 390 164 83 371 229 .297 .350 .377 .727 102 1827 19 142
NYG (1 yr) 37 75 69 11 16 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 .232 .293 .232 .525 44 16 0 0
BSN (1 yr) 23 68 57 7 14 1 0 1 5 2 10 3 .246 .358 .316 .674 90 18 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 50 111 101 9 23 3 2 1 8 3 4 9 .228 .264 .327 .591 76 33 1 5
CHW (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
NL (12 yrs) 1376 5626 5068 754 1493 185 75 22 408 169 83 391 246 .295 .348 .374 .721 100 1894 20 147
AL (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 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
1911 21 CHW AL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .442 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O
1914 24 CHC NL 50 111 -3 -0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.2 -0 O8/497
1916 26 BRO NL 118 472 -2 -1 0 3 -4 -5 -0.6 15 10 0.9 .495 .496 0.5 -0.2 7 *O89/7
1917 27 BRO NL 103 370 -1 0 0 0 -3 -4 -0.6 11 7 0.6 .495 .497 0.6 -0.4 7 O783/9645
1918 28 BRO NL 123 528 4 -0 0 3 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.7 .501 .501 1.4 -0.3 14 *O937/854
1919 29 BRO NL 117 453 1 -1 0 1 1 2 0.0 14 16 1.5 .502 .501 1.5 0.1 14 4O/89376
1920 30 BRO NL 155 707 -0 0 0 -5 5 -0 -0.2 20 20 2.1 .500 .500 2.7 -0.1 25 *5/O96
1921 31 BRO NL 152 688 13 2 0 -5 5 15 1.4 20 35 3.5 .510 .509 4.2 -0.1 40 *5/6
1922 32 BRO NL 138 617 -1 1 0 -6 6 1 0.1 19 19 2.0 .501 .501 2.5 0.1 25 465
1923 33 BRO NL 151 693 14 -1 0 2 7 23 2.2 20 43 4.2 .515 .514 4.0 0.9 41 465
1924 34 BRO NL 86 354 -0 -1 0 -3 4 1 -0.0 11 12 1.1 .501 .500 1.5 0.1 15 65/3O9 MVP-18
1925 35 BRO NL 123 490 -4 0 0 -15 1 -17 -1.7 15 -2 -0.2 .487 .490 1.3 -1.3 13 5O9/376
1926 36 BSN NL 23 68 -0 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 5/47O
1926 36 NYG NL 37 75 -5 0 0 -3 -0 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.6 .477 .495 -0.3 -0.4 -3 O/89
13 Seasons 1377 5628 15 0 0 -30 16 1 -0.8 169 169 16.7 .500 .501 20.0 -1.9 199
BRO (10 yrs) 1266 5372 23 0 0 -25 16 15 0.8 161 176 17.5 .501 .501 20.2 -1.2 201
NYG (1 yr) 37 75 -5 0 0 -3 -0 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.6 .477 .495 -0.3 -0.4 -3
BSN (1 yr) 23 68 -0 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
CHC (1 yr) 50 111 -3 -0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.2 -0
CHW (1 yr) 1 2 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .442 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1

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
1916 26 BRO NL WS BOS L 3 11 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .300 .364 .500 .864 5 0 0 0 0 0
1920 30 BRO NL WS CLE L 4 16 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .214 .214 .214 .429 3 0 0 2 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 27 24 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .280 .333 .613 8 0 0 2 0 0
2 WS 7 27 24 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .280 .333 .613 8 0 0 2 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1911 CHW AL 21 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 2.00 0-1-0
1914 CHC NL 24 OF 28 18 18 70 58 7 5 3 .929 2.32 .957 2.13
1914 CHC NL 24 CF 22 17 17 62 51 7 4 4 .935 2.64 .958 2.42
1914 CHC NL 24 2B 4 4 4 23 11 9 3 0 .870 5.00 .949 5.20
1914 CHC NL 24 RF 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.82
1914 CHC NL 24 LF 2 1 1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 2.50 .957 2.15
1916 BRO NL 26 OF 106 101 90 249 224 16 9 3 .964 2.26 .967 2.15
1916 BRO NL 26 CF 62 59 51 159 148 8 3 1 .981 2.52 .973 2.54
1916 BRO NL 26 RF 44 36 34 69 58 5 6 2 .913 1.43 .964 1.75
1916 BRO NL 26 LF 8 6 5 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 2.63 .963 2.14
1917 BRO NL 27 OF 72 66 58 165 150 8 7 1 .958 2.19 .963 2.20
1917 BRO NL 27 LF 43 39 32 88 79 6 3 1 .966 1.98 .963 2.17
1917 BRO NL 27 CF 24 23 22 61 58 1 2 0 .967 2.46 .968 2.57
1917 BRO NL 27 1B 14 12 11 125 106 14 5 3 .960 8.57 .988 10.92
1917 BRO NL 27 RF 5 4 4 16 13 1 2 0 .875 2.80 .955 1.86
1917 BRO NL 27 SS 4 2 2 12 7 2 3 1 .750 2.25 .931 5.35
1917 BRO NL 27 2B 3 3 2 21 6 13 2 0 .905 6.33 .956 5.33
1917 BRO NL 27 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.23
1918 BRO NL 28 OF 96 99 94 205 178 18 9 6 .956 2.04 .962 2.26
1918 BRO NL 28 RF 74 74 72 140 123 13 4 4 .971 1.84 .962 1.86
1918 BRO NL 28 1B 21 20 19 217 197 16 4 11 .982 10.14 .987 11.24
1918 BRO NL 28 LF 20 20 19 52 44 5 3 1 .942 2.45 .965 2.22
1918 BRO NL 28 CF 6 5 3 15 12 1 2 1 .867 2.17 .960 2.72
1918 BRO NL 28 3B 4 3 3 18 5 13 0 0 1.000 4.50 .949 3.40
1918 BRO NL 28 2B 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 3.00 .957 5.40
1919 BRO NL 29 2B 87 87 85 470 157 294 19 30 .960 5.18 .960 5.43
1919 BRO NL 29 OF 14 10 9 25 24 0 1 0 .960 1.71 .964 2.26
1919 BRO NL 29 CF 8 6 6 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 2.60
1919 BRO NL 29 RF 5 4 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.40 .959 2.00
1919 BRO NL 29 1B 2 2 2 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 10.00 .988 11.25
1919 BRO NL 29 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1919 BRO NL 29 SS 1 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 8.00 .942 5.70
1920 BRO NL 30 3B 146 146 144 472 159 282 31 21 .934 3.02 .947 3.16
1920 BRO NL 30 OF 7 7 7 12 10 1 1 1 .917 1.57 .964 2.34
1920 BRO NL 30 RF 7 7 7 12 10 1 1 1 .917 1.57 .961 2.09
1920 BRO NL 30 SS 3 2 2 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.67 .941 5.73
1921 BRO NL 31 3B 150 150 144 507 162 312 33 34 .935 3.16 .941 3.06
1921 BRO NL 31 SS 3 2 2 17 6 9 2 2 .882 5.00 .951 5.87
1922 BRO NL 32 2B 62 62 60 393 162 210 21 36 .947 6.00 .961 5.76
1922 BRO NL 32 SS 50 50 49 307 102 189 16 34 .948 5.82 .945 5.78
1922 BRO NL 32 3B 26 25 23 76 36 35 5 1 .934 2.73 .948 3.05
1923 BRO NL 33 2B 84 84 79 540 221 291 28 49 .948 6.10 .959 5.90
1923 BRO NL 33 SS 52 52 51 370 135 215 20 30 .946 6.73 .939 5.80
1923 BRO NL 33 3B 14 14 14 42 13 26 3 1 .929 2.79 .947 3.09
1924 BRO NL 34 SS 63 63 55 361 136 203 22 32 .939 5.38 .949 5.76 MVP-18
1924 BRO NL 34 3B 10 10 10 29 12 15 2 0 .931 2.70 .956 2.93 MVP-18
1924 BRO NL 34 1B 4 1 1 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 5.75 .989 10.72 MVP-18
1924 BRO NL 34 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.40 MVP-18
1924 BRO NL 34 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.10 MVP-18
1925 BRO NL 35 3B 81 80 76 210 76 110 24 10 .886 2.30 .939 2.98
1925 BRO NL 35 OF 20 21 18 40 31 3 6 1 .850 1.70 .967 2.48
1925 BRO NL 35 RF 19 19 16 35 27 3 5 1 .857 1.58 .967 2.27
1925 BRO NL 35 1B 8 6 6 89 81 5 3 4 .966 10.75 .989 10.32
1925 BRO NL 35 LF 2 2 2 8 6 0 2 0 .750 3.00 .968 2.25
1925 BRO NL 35 SS 2 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 1.00 .943 5.75
1926 TOT NL 36 OF 15 12 5 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0.93 .964 2.42
1926 BSN NL 36 3B 14 12 11 37 10 22 5 3 .865 2.29 .953 2.99
1926 BSN NL 36 2B 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .967 5.80
1926 BSN NL 36 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20
1926 BSN NL 36 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.40
1926 NYG NL 36 OF 14 12 5 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0.93 .965 2.42
1926 NYG NL 36 CF 7 6 4 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 .964 2.86
1926 NYG NL 36 RF 6 6 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .968 2.22
9 Seasons 3B 448 440 425 1391 473 815 103 70 .926 2.88 .944 3.08
10 Seasons OF 360 334 299 782 691 53 38 15 .951 2.07 .964 2.23 77-130-165
7 Seasons 2B 243 240 230 1453 560 820 73 116 .950 5.68 .960 5.67
8 Seasons SS 178 171 161 1086 391 631 64 99 .941 5.74 .944 5.77
9 Seasons RF 165 150 137 287 245 23 19 8 .934 1.62 .963 1.90
6 Seasons (incomplete) CF 129 116 103 322 294 17 11 6 .966 2.41 .968 2.55
7 Seasons LF 77 68 59 177 154 14 9 3 .949 2.18 .964 2.18
5 Seasons 1B 49 41 39 474 424 38 12 19 .975 9.43 .988 10.96
13 Seasons TOT 1278 1226 1154 5186 2539 2357 290 319 .944 3.83 .955 4.01 77-130-165
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
  • 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))
1924 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1923 NL  4.2 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1921 NL  4.2 (7th)
1923 NL  4.0 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1923 NL  0.9 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1921 NL  .325 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1920 NL  155 (1st)
1921 NL  152 (7th)
1923 NL  151 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1918 NL  484 (6th)
1920 NL  635 (3rd)
1921 NL  624 (3rd)
1923 NL  625 (3rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1920 NL  707 (3rd)
1921 NL  688 (6th)
1923 NL  693 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1920 NL  87 (8th)
1921 NL  104 (6th)
1922 NL  110 (8th)
1923 NL  111 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1918 NL  136 (8th)
1920 NL  185 (7th)
1921 NL  203 (4th)
1923 NL  203 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1921 NL  287 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1921 NL  41 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1921 NL  14 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1918 NL  22 (9th)
1921 NL  28 (3rd)
1922 NL  18 (7th)
1923 NL  16 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1918 NL  112 (6th)
1920 NL  155 (3rd)
1921 NL  143 (7th)
1922 NL  150 (8th)
1923 NL  159 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1921 NL  105 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1921 NL  60 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1920 NL  230 (8th)
1921 NL  249 (7th)
1923 NL  256 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1920 NL  28 (6th)
Career  147 (181st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1916 NL  19 (8th)
Career  83 (202nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1920 NL  27.6 (10th)
1922 NL  33.4 (7th)
1923 NL  41.7 (3rd)
1925 NL  28.7 (9th)
Career  20.5 (112th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1920 NL  493 (2nd)
1921 NL  456 (7th)
1923 NL  450 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1923 NL  532 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1921 NL  35 (5th)
1922 NL  42 (4th)
1923 NL  51 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1919 NL  19 (4th)
1923 NL  28 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  146 (3rd)
1921 NL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  159 (4th)
1921 NL  162 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  282 (2nd)
1921 NL  312 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  31 (2nd)
1921 NL  33 (1st)
1925 NL  24 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1921 NL  34 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 NL  4 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  13 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  4 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  18 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1918 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  6.10 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  3.02 (5th)
1921 NL  3.16 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1921 NL  .935 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 NL  1.84 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 46 (550), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (627), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (890), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (133rd), 16.7 career WAR/16.1 7yr-peak WAR/16.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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