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Jimmy Key

James Edward Key

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 22, 1961 in Huntsville, AL
High School: S. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1984 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Yankees/Orioles 1984-1998
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: September 20, 1998 (Age 37)
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Standard Fielding

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
1984 TOR AL 23 P 63 0 0 62.0 21 9 11 1 0 .952 2.90 0.32 .958 1.79 1.78 2 0 0% 36% 0
1985 TOR AL 24 P 35 32 3 212.2 70 15 52 3 3 .957 2.84 1.91 .953 1.86 1.84 12 7 37% 33% 2 AS
1985 TOR AL 24 DH 1 0 AS
1986 TOR AL 25 P 36 35 4 232.0 60 18 42 0 4 1.000 2.33 1.67 .957 1.83 1.81 8 6 43% 34% 8
1987 TOR AL 26 P 36 36 8 261.0 64 17 44 3 5 .953 2.10 1.69 .955 1.84 1.82 4 11 73% 31% 7 CYA-2
1988 TOR AL 27 P 21 21 2 131.1 24 5 19 0 1 1.000 1.64 1.14 .961 1.78 1.77 4 1 20% 31% 2
1989 TOR AL 28 P 33 33 5 216.0 57 11 44 2 2 .965 2.29 1.67 .960 1.87 1.85 9 4 31% 31% 3
1990 TOR AL 29 P 27 27 0 154.2 31 8 22 1 3 .968 1.75 1.11 .953 1.78 1.76 6 4 40% 34% 1
1991 TOR AL 30 P 33 33 2 209.1 61 22 37 2 3 .967 2.54 1.79 .956 1.80 1.80 6 2 25% 34% 0 AS
1992 TOR AL 31 P 33 33 4 216.2 46 18 27 1 2 .978 1.87 1.36 .953 1.72 1.71 14 9 39% 34% 0
1993 NYY AL 32 P 34 34 4 236.2 51 14 33 4 1 .922 1.79 1.38 .953 1.79 1.78 15 6 29% 36% 2 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1994 NYY AL 33 P 25 25 1 168.0 48 6 40 2 3 .958 2.46 1.84 .956 1.72 1.71 9 3 25% 31% 2 AS,CYA-2,MVP-6
1995 NYY AL 34 P 5 5 0 30.1 7 4 3 0 2 1.000 2.08 1.40 .960 1.78 1.76 0 1 100% 31% 0
1996 NYY AL 35 P 30 30 0 169.1 40 9 30 1 1 .975 2.07 1.30 .960 1.77 1.76 2 6 75% 30% 3
1997 BAL AL 36 P 34 34 1 212.1 51 12 37 2 2 .961 2.08 1.44 .955 1.71 1.69 11 13 54% 33% 7
1998 BAL AL 37 P 25 11 0 79.1 15 4 11 0 3 1.000 1.70 0.60 .958 1.78 1.76 3 6 67% 31% 0
15 Seasons P 470 389 34 2591.2 646 172 452 22 35 .966 2.17 1.33 .956 1.79 1.78 105 79 43% 33% 37
15 Seasons TOT 470 389 34 2591.2 646 172 452 22 35 .966 2.17 1.33 .956 1.79 1.78 105 79 43% 33% 37
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1984 TOR AL 23 P
1985 TOR AL 24 P
1986 TOR AL 25 P
1987 TOR AL 26 P
1988 TOR AL 27 P
1989 TOR AL 28 P
1990 TOR AL 29 P
1991 TOR AL 30 P
1992 TOR AL 31 P
1993 NYY AL 32 P
1994 NYY AL 33 P
1995 NYY AL 34 P
1996 NYY AL 35 P
1997 BAL AL 36 P
1998 BAL AL 37 P
15 Seasons P
15 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1984 TOR AL 23 63 0 0 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 TOR AL 24 36 32 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1986 TOR AL 25 36 35 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 TOR AL 26 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 TOR AL 27 21 21 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 TOR AL 28 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 29 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TOR AL 30 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 TOR AL 31 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYY AL 32 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 33 25 25 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 NYY AL 34 5 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 NYY AL 35 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 BAL AL 36 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BAL AL 37 25 11 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 471 389 2 470 470 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1984 TOR AL 23 285 76% 26% 13 92% 0 11 0 9 10 8 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1985 TOR AL 24 856 87% 35% 52 100% 2 16 4 7 51 40 4 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 6 100%
1986 TOR AL 25 959 80% 28% 36 94% 1 18 2 10 42 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 8 88%
1987 TOR AL 26 1033 81% 35% 43 88% 2 15 1 11 44 27 5 3 0 2 1 2 5 3 5 0 6 100%
1988 TOR AL 27 551 83% 35% 20 90% 0 5 1 3 19 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1989 TOR AL 28 886 86% 34% 46 98% 1 11 4 6 43 33 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 7 100%
1990 TOR AL 29 636 84% 34% 24 88% 1 8 0 7 22 16 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 3 67%
1991 TOR AL 30 877 82% 33% 46 98% 1 22 3 12 37 24 7 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 0 13 92%
1992 TOR AL 31 900 83% 34% 29 97% 0 18 3 12 27 19 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 8 100%
1993 NYY AL 32 948 79% 39% 40 83% 1 13 2 9 32 25 1 4 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 0 5 80%
1994 NYY AL 33 710 81% 40% 43 91% 0 5 1 4 40 30 6 2 1 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 5 100%
1995 NYY AL 34 134 87% 28% 7 86% 0 4 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2 100%
1996 NYY AL 35 715 77% 31% 35 91% 0 9 2 4 30 23 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8 88%
1997 BAL AL 36 902 78% 32% 37 92% 0 12 2 8 38 26 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 5 100%
1998 BAL AL 37 327 79% 29% 11 100% 1 4 0 3 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0
15 Seasons 10719 81% 34% 482 93% 10 171 26 105 449 314 47 22 2 5 15 9 35 25 32 3 83 93%
MLB Averages 79% 31% 90% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2004 BBWAA ( 0.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (11, 7%)
1994 AL (6, 26%)
0.33 Career Shares (589th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1987 AL (2, 46%)
1993 AL (4, 10%)
1994 AL (2, 69%)
1.25 Career Shares (42nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1985 AL  52 (3rd)
1986 AL  42 (2nd)
1987 AL  44 (4th)
1989 AL  44 (5th)
1991 AL  37 (2nd)
1994 AL  40 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1993 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1985 AL  2.84 (4th)
1991 AL  2.54 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1991 AL  1.79 (3rd)
1994 AL  1.84 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1986 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1993 AL  $4,900,000 (9th)
1994 AL  $5,350,000 (5th)

             

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