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Gordon Jones

Gordon Bassett Jones

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 2, 1930 in Portland, OR
High School: Sacramento HS (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 1954 (Age 24.126, 8,765th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Colt.45's/Orioles/Cardinals/Athletics/... 1954-1965

Last Game: September 11, 1965 (Age 35.162)
Died: April 25, 1994 in Lodi, CA
Buried: East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1954 24 STL NL 4 4 .500 2.00 11 10 0 4 2 0 81.0 78 25 18 3 19 48 1 0 1 338 207 2.44 1.198 8.7 0.3 2.1 5.3 2.53
1955 25 STL NL 1 4 .200 5.84 15 9 1 0 0 0 57.0 66 38 37 10 28 5 46 1 0 0 262 70 4.56 1.649 10.4 1.6 4.4 7.3 1.64
1956 26 STL NL 0 2 .000 5.56 5 1 0 0 0 0 11.1 14 9 7 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 53 70 4.93 1.676 11.1 1.6 4.0 4.8 1.20
1957 27 NYG NL 0 1 .000 6.17 10 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 16 9 8 1 3 1 5 1 0 2 57 66 3.74 1.629 12.3 0.8 2.3 3.9 1.67
1958 28 SFG NL 3 1 .750 2.37 11 1 4 0 0 1 30.1 33 11 8 2 5 1 8 1 1 0 125 164 3.40 1.253 9.8 0.6 1.5 2.4 1.60
1959 29 SFG NL 3 2 .600 4.33 31 0 10 0 0 2 43.2 45 23 21 6 19 5 29 1 0 0 192 88 4.38 1.466 9.3 1.2 3.9 6.0 1.53
1960 30 BAL AL 1 1 .500 4.42 29 0 15 0 0 2 55.0 59 28 27 9 13 1 30 1 1 0 228 87 4.33 1.309 9.7 1.5 2.1 4.9 2.31
1961 31 BAL AL 0 0 5.40 3 0 2 0 0 1 5.0 5 3 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 20 76 8.77 1.000 9.0 5.4 0.0 7.2
1962 32 KCA AL 3 2 .600 6.34 21 0 16 0 0 6 32.2 31 23 23 10 14 1 28 0 0 0 142 67 6.17 1.378 8.5 2.8 3.9 7.7 2.00
1964 34 HOU NL 0 1 .000 4.14 34 0 11 0 0 0 50.0 58 24 23 3 14 2 28 0 0 4 220 84 3.10 1.440 10.4 0.5 2.5 5.0 2.00
1965 35 HOU NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.52 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Yrs 15 18 .455 4.16 171 21 63 4 2 12 378.2 405 193 175 49 120 16 232 6 2 7 1640 95 3.94 1.386 9.6 1.2 2.9 5.5 1.93
162 Game Avg. 5 6 .455 4.16 61 7 22 1 1 4 134 143 68 62 17 43 82 2 1 2 581 95 3.94 1.386 9.6 1.2 2.9 5.5 1.93
SFG (3 yrs) 6 4 .600 3.89 52 1 17 0 0 3 85.2 94 43 37 9 27 7 42 3 1 2 374 100 3.94 1.412 9.9 0.9 2.8 4.4 1.56
STL (3 yrs) 5 10 .333 3.74 31 20 1 4 2 0 149.1 158 72 62 15 52 5 100 2 0 1 653 109 3.44 1.406 9.5 0.9 3.1 6.0 1.92
HOU (2 yrs) 0 1 .000 4.06 35 0 12 0 0 0 51.0 58 24 23 3 14 2 28 0 0 4 223 86 3.09 1.412 10.2 0.5 2.5 4.9 2.00
BAL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 4.50 32 0 17 0 0 3 60.0 64 31 30 12 13 1 34 1 1 0 248 86 4.70 1.283 9.6 1.8 2.0 5.1 2.62
KCA (1 yr) 3 2 .600 6.34 21 0 16 0 0 6 32.2 31 23 23 10 14 1 28 0 0 0 142 67 6.17 1.378 8.5 2.8 3.9 7.7 2.00
NL (8 yrs) 11 15 .423 3.84 118 21 30 4 2 3 286.0 310 139 122 27 93 14 170 5 1 7 1250 102 3.53 1.409 9.8 0.8 2.9 5.3 1.83
AL (3 yrs) 4 3 .571 5.15 53 0 33 0 0 9 92.2 95 54 53 22 27 2 62 1 1 0 390 78 5.22 1.317 9.2 2.1 2.6 6.0 2.30
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1954 24 STL NL 81.0 11 10 25 2.78 4.50 0.07 0.00 98.2 4.35 14 1.6 .0 -0.1 2.4 23 .647 .510
1955 25 STL NL 57.0 15 9 38 6.00 4.26 0.15 0.00 101.5 4.18 -10 -1.0 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -6 .432 .494
1956 26 STL NL 11.1 5 1 9 7.15 4.25 0.23 0.00 101.4 4.07 -4 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .426 .498
1957 27 NYG NL 11.2 10 0 9 6.94 4.27 -0.10 0.00 102.5 4.49 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .468 .498
1958 28 SFG NL 30.1 11 1 11 3.26 4.51 -0.02 0.00 94.5 4.28 4 0.4 .9 -0.1 0.6 7 .535 .502
1959 29 SFG NL 43.2 31 0 23 4.74 4.49 0.09 0.00 95.6 4.20 -3 -0.3 .9 -0.1 0.1 2 .490 .498
1960 30 BAL AL 55.0 29 0 28 4.58 4.31 0.32 -0.18 98.0 3.73 -5 -0.5 .8 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .483 .497
1961 31 BAL AL 5.0 3 0 3 5.40 4.17 0.30 -0.17 105.0 3.88 -1 -0.1 .0 0.0 -0.0 -0 .472 .499
1962 32 KCA AL 32.2 21 0 23 6.34 4.27 0.00 -0.18 108.5 4.44 -6 -0.7 1.5 -0.2 -0.6 -4 .468 .496
1964 34 HOU NL 50.0 34 0 24 4.32 4.03 -0.41 -0.17 96.6 4.13 -2 -0.2 .6 -0.1 0.3 4 .495 .499
1965 35 HOU NL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.03 -0.36 -0.17 84.0 3.55 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .546 .500
11 Seasons 378.2 171 21 193 4.59 4.33 0.05 -0.07 99.0 4.18 -15 -1.4 .9 -0.5 1.9 20 .492 .498
SFG (3 yrs) 85.2 52 1 43 4.52 4.47 0.03 0.00 96.2 4.27 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.5 6 .495 .499
STL (3 yrs) 149.1 31 20 72 4.34 4.39 0.11 0.00 99.7 4.26 0 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.6 14 .507 .500
HOU (2 yrs) 51.0 35 0 24 4.24 4.03 -0.41 -0.17 96.3 4.11 -1 -0.1 .6 -0.1 0.3 4 .496 .499
BAL (2 yrs) 60.0 32 0 31 4.65 4.29 0.32 -0.18 98.6 3.74 -5 -0.6 .7 0.0 -0.0 -1 .482 .497
KCA (1 yr) 32.2 21 0 23 6.34 4.27 0.00 -0.18 108.5 4.44 -6 -0.7 1.5 -0.2 -0.6 -4 .468 .496

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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
1954 24 STL NL 11 29 24 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .125 .160 .167 .327 -14 4 0 0 4 0 1
1955 25 STL NL 15 19 14 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .071 .125 .071 .196 -46 1 0 0 3 1 0 1
1956 26 STL NL 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 27 NYG NL 10 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 171 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 28 SFG NL 11 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 29 SFG NL 31 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1960 30 BAL AL 29 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 119 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
1961 31 BAL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1962 32 KCA AL 21 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1964 34 HOU NL 34 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1965 35 HOU NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 171 79 67 2 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 15 .119 .143 .134 .277 -25 9 0 0 9 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 75 63 2 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 14 .119 .143 .134 .277 -25 9 0 0 9 1
SFG (3 yrs) 52 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .077 .077 .154 -58 1 0 0 1 0 0
STL (3 yrs) 31 50 40 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .100 .140 .125 .265 -29 5 0 0 7 1 0
HOU (2 yrs) 35 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 46 1 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 32 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 119 2 0 0 0 0 0
KCA (1 yr) 21 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 118 68 57 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 13 .105 .133 .123 .256 -31 7 0 0 8 1 0
AL (3 yrs) 53 11 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 2 0 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
1954 24 STL NL 11 29 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1955 25 STL NL 15 19 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1956 26 STL NL 5 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /1
1957 27 NYG NL 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1958 28 SFG NL 11 7 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1959 29 SFG NL 31 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1960 30 BAL AL 29 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1961 31 BAL AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1962 32 KCA AL 21 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1964 34 HOU NL 34 4 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1965 35 HOU NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
11 Seasons 171 79 -13 0 0 0 9 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .497 .500 -0.5 -0.0 -4
SFG (3 yrs) 52 14 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .497 .500 -0.2 0.0 -2
STL (3 yrs) 31 50 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
HOU (2 yrs) 35 4 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 32 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
KCA (1 yr) 21 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1954 STL NL 24 P 11 10 4 81.0 19 7 11 1 0 .947 2.00 1.64 .960 2.07 2.06 1 0 0% 45% 0
1955 STL NL 25 P 15 9 0 57.0 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 0.79 0.33 .950 2.04 2.02 1 1 50% 44% 0
1956 STL NL 26 P 5 1 0 11.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.59 0.40 .965 2.06 2.02 1 0 0% 41% 0
1957 NYG NL 27 P 10 0 0 11.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.08 2.08 1 0 0% 39% 0
1958 SFG NL 28 P 11 1 0 30.1 12 2 9 1 1 .917 3.26 1.00 .955 1.96 1.96 1 2 67% 39% 0
1959 SFG NL 29 P 31 0 0 43.2 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 1.44 0.23 .954 2.00 1.97 1 1 50% 38% 0
1960 BAL AL 30 P 29 0 0 55.0 13 5 8 0 1 1.000 2.13 0.45 .967 1.96 1.95 2 1 33% 40% 0
1961 BAL AL 31 P 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.33 .950 1.98 2.03 0 0 0
1962 KCA AL 32 P 21 0 0 32.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.10 0.19 .958 2.09 2.07 3 1 25% 36% 0
1964 HOU NL 34 P 34 0 0 50.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.98 0.32 .953 2.14 2.13 4 1 20% 40% 0
1965 HOU NL 35 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 171 21 4 378.2 74 22 50 2 4 .973 1.71 0.42 .958 2.04 2.03 15 7 32% 40% 0
11 Seasons TOT 171 21 4 378.2 74 22 50 2 4 .973 1.71 0.42 .958 2.04 2.03 15 7 32% 40% 0
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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