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Spider Jorgensen

John Donald Jorgensen

Positions: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 3, 1919 in Folsom, CA
High School: Folsom HS (Folsom, CA)
School: Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 27.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Giants 1947-1951

Final Game: June 30, 1951 (Age 31.239)
Died: November 6, 2003 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Buried: Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Folsom, CA
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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
1947 27 BRO NL 129 506 441 57 121 29 8 5 67 4 58 45 .274 .360 .410 .770 102 181 5 1 6 *5
1948 28 BRO NL 31 107 90 15 27 6 2 1 13 1 16 13 .300 .411 .444 .856 128 40 1 1 1 5
1949 29 BRO NL 53 160 134 15 36 5 1 1 14 0 23 13 .269 .376 .343 .719 91 46 1 0 3 5
1950 30 TOT NL 26 45 39 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 6 2 .128 .244 .128 .373 1 5 0 0 0 /5
1950 30 BRO NL 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -5 0 0 0 0 /5
1950 30 NYG NL 24 42 37 5 5 0 0 0 4 0 5 2 .135 .238 .135 .373 1 5 0 0 0 /5
1951 31 NYG NL 28 56 51 5 12 0 0 2 8 0 0 3 2 .235 .291 .353 .644 72 18 0 1 1 O9/5
5 Yrs 267 874 755 97 201 40 11 9 107 5 0 106 75 .266 .359 .384 .743 96 290 7 3 11
162 Game Avg. 162 530 458 59 122 24 7 5 65 3 64 46 .266 .359 .384 .743 96 176 4 2 7
BRO (4 yrs) 215 776 667 87 184 40 11 7 95 5 98 71 .276 .370 .400 .771 103 267 7 2 10
NYG (2 yrs) 52 98 88 10 17 0 0 2 12 0 0 8 4 .193 .268 .261 .529 41 23 0 1 1

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
1947 27 BRO NL 129 506 1 -0 0 3 0 4 0.5 20 24 2.4 .503 .503 2.1 0.4 21 *5
1948 28 BRO NL 31 107 4 -0 0 -2 0 2 0.2 4 6 0.6 .507 .501 0.8 -0.2 8 5
1949 29 BRO NL 53 160 -1 2 1 1 0 3 0.2 6 9 0.9 .505 .502 0.8 0.1 8 5
1950 30 BRO NL 2 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .487 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
1950 30 NYG NL 24 42 -5 0 1 0 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /5
1951 31 NYG NL 28 56 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 0.1 -0.2 0 O9/5
5 Seasons 267 874 -3 2 2 1 -0 2 0.2 34 36 3.6 .501 .501 3.6 0.1 35
BRO (4 yrs) 215 776 4 1 1 2 0 8 0.9 31 39 3.9 .504 .502 3.7 0.3 37
NYG (2 yrs) 52 98 -7 0 2 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.2 -0.2 -2

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
1947 27 BRO NL WS NYY L 7 22 20 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 4 .200 .273 .300 .573 6 0 0 0 0 0
1949 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 4 13 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182 .308 .364 .671 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 11 35 31 2 6 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 6 .194 .286 .323 .608 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 11 35 31 2 6 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 6 .194 .286 .323 .608 10 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1947 BRO NL 27 3B 128 126 113 370 116 235 19 26 .949 2.74 .947 3.06
1948 BRO NL 28 3B 24 21 14 62 22 33 7 3 .887 2.29 .941 3.10
1949 BRO NL 29 3B 36 29 23 92 28 59 5 5 .946 2.42 .952 3.18
1950 TOT NL 30 3B 6 5 5 44.0 24 7 15 2 1 .917 4.50 3.67 .948 3.29 3.28
1950 BRO NL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .950 3.15 3.30
1950 NYG NL 30 3B 5 5 5 42.0 23 7 14 2 1 .913 4.50 4.20 .948 3.30 3.28
1951 NYG NL 31 OF 11 7 7 79.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.27 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 NYG NL 31 RF 11 7 7 79.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.27 .981 2.03 2.03
1951 NYG NL 31 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .950 3.30 3.40
5 Seasons 3B 195 181 155 47.0 549 173 343 33 35 .940 4.40 2.65 .947 3.29 3.10
1 Season OF 11 7 7 79.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.27 .981 2.42 2.41
1 Season RF 11 7 7 79.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.27 .981 2.03 2.03
5 Seasons TOT 206 188 162 126.0 563 187 343 33 35 .941 2.64 2.57 .948 2.74 3.06
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

Triples s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (6th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  128 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  235 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  19 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  26 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1947 NL  .949 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2443), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2295), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (317th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: John Donald Spider Jorgensen jorgenson

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