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John Knight

John Wesley Knight (Schoolboy)

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 6, 1885 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Central HS (Philadelphia, PA)
School: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1905. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1905 (Age 19.190)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1905 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Highlanders/Athletics/Americans/Yankees/Senators 1905-1913

Final Game: October 4, 1913 (Age 27.363)
Died: December 19, 1965 in Walnut Creek, CA
Buried: Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
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Standard Batting

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
1905 19 PHA AL 88 346 325 28 66 12 1 3 29 4 9 68 .203 .227 .274 .501 57 89 1 11 6/5
1906 20 PHA AL 74 277 253 29 49 7 2 3 20 6 19 63 .194 .250 .273 .523 61 69 0 5 5/4
1907 21 TOT AL 138 535 499 37 107 16 4 2 41 9 29 79 .214 .260 .275 .535 71 137 2 5 *5/6
1907 21 PHA AL 40 153 139 6 29 7 1 0 12 1 10 26 .209 .272 .273 .545 72 38 2 2 5
1907 21 BOS AL 98 382 360 31 78 9 3 2 29 8 19 53 .217 .256 .275 .531 70 99 0 3 5/6
1909 23 NYY AL 116 416 360 46 85 8 5 0 40 15 37 68 .236 .311 .286 .597 88 103 2 17 634/5
1910 24 NYY AL 117 473 414 58 129 25 4 3 45 23 34 55 .312 .372 .413 .785 140 171 6 19 63/45O
1911 25 NYY AL 132 542 470 69 126 16 7 3 62 18 42 63 .268 .342 .351 .693 89 165 11 19 634/5 MVP-14
1912 26 WSH AL 32 116 93 10 15 2 1 0 9 4 2 16 25 .161 .284 .204 .489 40 19 0 7 4/3
1913 27 NYY AL 70 283 250 24 59 10 0 0 24 7 25 27 .236 .310 .276 .586 72 69 2 6 34
8 Yrs 767 2988 2664 301 636 96 24 14 270 86 2 211 448 .239 .300 .309 .609 84 822 24 89
162 Game Avg. 162 631 563 64 134 20 5 3 57 18 45 95 .239 .300 .309 .609 84 174 5 19
NYY (4 yrs) 435 1714 1494 197 399 59 16 6 171 63 138 213 .267 .338 .340 .678 99 508 21 61
PHA (3 yrs) 202 776 717 63 144 26 4 6 61 11 38 157 .201 .244 .273 .517 62 196 3 18
WSH (1 yr) 32 116 93 10 15 2 1 0 9 4 2 16 25 .161 .284 .204 .489 40 19 0 7
BOS (1 yr) 98 382 360 31 78 9 3 2 29 8 19 53 .217 .256 .275 .531 70 99 0 3

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
1905 19 PHA AL 88 346 -16 -0 0 -8 5 -19 -2.3 12 -7 -0.9 .474 .486 -0.0 -0.3 1 6/5
1906 20 PHA AL 74 277 -12 -0 0 1 2 -9 -1.1 10 1 -0.0 .485 .493 -0.2 0.4 -0 5/4
1907 21 PHA AL 40 153 -4 0 0 -4 1 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.3 .479 .495 0.2 -0.3 2 5
1907 21 BOS AL 98 382 -12 -0 0 0 3 -9 -1.0 14 5 0.4 .489 .493 0.3 0.4 5 5/6
1909 23 NYY AL 116 416 -5 -1 0 -8 5 -9 -1.3 15 6 0.3 .490 .493 1.5 -0.5 14 634/5
1910 24 NYY AL 117 473 18 -0 0 0 5 22 2.5 18 40 4.4 .522 .516 4.5 0.5 40 63/45O
1911 25 NYY AL 132 542 -7 -1 0 -9 5 -13 -1.2 20 8 0.8 .490 .492 1.6 -0.4 17 $4,000 634/5 MVP-14
1912 26 WSH AL 32 116 -8 0 0 -2 -0 -10 -1.0 4 -5 -0.5 .469 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $4,000 4/3
1913 27 NYY AL 70 283 -8 -1 0 3 -2 -7 -0.9 11 4 0.3 .488 .495 -0.0 0.1 1 $4,000 34
8 Seasons 767 2988 -55 -3 0 -27 24 -61 -7.2 110 49 4.5 .491 .496 7.6 -0.3 76 $12,000
NYY (4 yrs) 435 1714 -3 -3 0 -14 12 -7 -0.9 64 56 5.9 .498 .499 7.6 -0.3 70 $8,000
PHA (3 yrs) 202 776 -33 -0 0 -11 9 -35 -4.3 28 -8 -1.2 .479 .490 0.0 -0.2 4
WSH (1 yr) 32 116 -8 0 0 -2 -0 -10 -1.0 4 -5 -0.5 .469 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -3 $4,000
BOS (1 yr) 98 382 -12 -0 0 0 3 -9 -1.0 14 5 0.4 .489 .493 0.3 0.4 5

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1905 19 PHA AL 346 270 20 2.0 74 .248 .203 .250 .227 .310 .274 .326 .501 .636 57 .303 -17.0 -2.1 .398 .111 .071 3.4
1906 20 PHA AL 277 209 17 2.2 77 .246 .194 .259 .250 .315 .273 .332 .523 .647 61 .325 -11.7 -1.4 .461 .178 .079 4.0
1907 21 TOT AL 535 397 35 2.4 72 .251 .214 .254 .260 .309 .275 .317 .535 .627 71 .375 -17.1 -2.1 .452 .136 .060 3.3
1907 21 PHA AL 153 112 10 2.4 73 .257 .209 .256 .272 .312 .273 .320 .545 .632 72 .380 -4.1 -0.5 .464 .144 .065 .0
1907 21 BOS AL 382 285 25 2.4 71 .249 .217 .253 .256 .308 .275 .316 .531 .624 70 .373 -13.0 -1.6 .447 .133 .058 3.2
1909 23 NYY AL 416 292 32 2.9 74 .291 .236 .254 .311 .315 .286 .322 .597 .636 88 .479 -4.4 -0.5 .571 .194 .050 .0
1910 24 NYY AL 473 304 62 5.5 79 .354 .312 .256 .372 .324 .413 .331 .785 .655 140 .729 20.1 2.4 .821 .239 .101 5.3
1911 25 NYY AL 542 363 54 4.0 101 .304 .268 .288 .342 .355 .351 .379 .693 .735 89 .483 -7.3 -0.8 .686 .211 .083 5.1
1912 26 WSH AL 116 87 6 1.8 92 .221 .161 .274 .284 .343 .204 .360 .489 .703 40 .207 -6.9 -0.8 .463 .237 .043 .0
1913 27 NYY AL 283 197 21 2.8 87 .265 .236 .265 .310 .336 .276 .347 .586 .684 72 .391 -8.2 -0.9 .539 .168 .040 .0
8 Yrs 2988 2119 247 3.1 81 .282 .239 .262 .300 .325 .309 .338 .609 .663 84 .462 -52.4 -6.1 .562 .181 .070 24.1
162 Game Avg. 631 448 52 3.1 81 .282 .239 .262 .300 .325 .309 .338 .609 .663 84 .462 -52.4 -6.1 .562 .181 .070 5
NYY (4 yrs) 1714 1156 169 3.9 86 .308 .267 .267 .338 .334 .340 .347 .678 .680 99 .547 0.2 0.2 .667 .207 .073 11.0
PHA (3 yrs) 776 591 47 2.1 75 .249 .201 .254 .244 .312 .273 .327 .517 .639 62 .326 -32.8 -3.9 .433 .141 .073 7.8
WSH (1 yr) 116 87 6 1.8 92 .221 .161 .274 .284 .343 .204 .360 .489 .703 40 .207 -6.9 -0.8 .463 .237 .043 .0
BOS (1 yr) 382 285 25 2.3 71 .249 .217 .253 .256 .308 .275 .316 .531 .624 70 .373 -13.0 -1.6 .447 .133 .058 3.2

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1905 19 PHA AL 346 0.9% 19.7% 2.6% 4.6% 24% 7.56 4.8 108.3 11.2 73%
1906 20 PHA AL 277 1.1% 22.7% 6.9% 4.3% 25% 3.32 4.0 84.3 12.7 68%
1907 21 TOT AL 535 0.4% 14.8% 5.4% 4.1% 21% 2.72 6.3 249.5 12.2 78%
1907 21 PHA AL 153 0.0% 17.0% 6.5% 5.2% 28% 2.60 5.3 11.6 74%
1907 21 BOS AL 382 0.5% 13.9% 5.0% 3.7% 18% 2.79 6.8 180.0 12.4 80%
1909 23 NYY AL 416 0.0% 16.4% 8.9% 3.1% 15% 1.84 5.3 9.0 70%
1910 24 NYY AL 473 0.6% 11.6% 7.2% 6.8% 25% 1.62 7.5 138.0 9.2 75%
1911 25 NYY AL 542 0.6% 11.6% 7.8% 4.8% 21% 1.50 7.5 156.7 7.6 75%
1912 26 WSH AL 116 0.0% 21.6% 13.8% 2.6% 20% 1.56 3.7 10.3 59%
1913 27 NYY AL 283 0.0% 9.5% 8.8% 3.5% 17% 1.08 9.3 10.4 79%
8 Yrs 2988 0.5% 15.0% 7.1% 4.5% 21% 2.12 5.9 190.3 9.9 74%
MLB Averages 0.4% 10.3% 7.4% 4.7% 21% 1.38 8.7 231.5 10.3 78%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1905 19 88 346 325 28 66 12 1 3 29 4 9 68 .203 .227 .274 .501 57 89 1 11
1906 20 162 623 578 57 115 19 3 6 49 10 28 131 .199 .237 .273 .511 59 158 1 16
1907 21 300 1158 1077 94 222 35 7 8 90 19 57 210 .206 .248 .274 .522 64 295 3 21
1908 22 300 1158 1077 94 222 35 7 8 90 19 57 210 .206 .248 .274 .522 64 295 3 21
1909 23 416 1574 1437 140 307 43 12 8 130 34 94 278 .214 .264 .277 .541 70 398 5 38
1910 24 533 2047 1851 198 436 68 16 11 175 57 128 333 .236 .289 .307 .596 86 569 11 57
1911 25 665 2589 2321 267 562 84 23 14 237 75 170 396 .242 .300 .316 .616 87 734 22 76
1912 26 697 2705 2414 277 577 86 24 14 246 79 2 186 421 .239 .299 .312 .611 85 753 22 83
1913 27 767 2988 2664 301 636 96 24 14 270 86 2 211 448 .239 .300 .309 .609 84 822 24 89

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1905 19 93 372 349 35 77 14 1 4 37 5 10 72 .221 .244 .301 .545 25 88
1906 20 78 299 272 36 56 8 2 3 25 7 22 67 .206 .265 .283 .548 21 74
1907 21 145 579 538 47 126 19 5 2 53 11 34 83 .234 .282 .299 .581 45 138
1909 23 121 453 389 61 102 10 6 0 53 18 44 71 .262 .340 .319 .659 42 116
1910 24 121 503 438 68 144 28 4 3 53 26 38 57 .329 .391 .432 .823 73 117
1911 25 139 560 487 66 125 16 7 3 59 18 42 66 .257 .330 .337 .666 52 132
1912 26 33 120 97 10 15 2 1 0 9 4 16 26 .155 .274 .196 .470 5 32
1913 27 74 304 268 29 67 11 0 0 29 8 28 28 .250 .326 .291 .617 25 70
8 Yrs 804 3190 2838 352 712 108 26 15 318 97 234 470 .251 .314 .323 .637 288 767
162 Game Avg. 162 643 572 71 143 22 5 3 64 20 47 95 .251 .314 .323 .637 58 767

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (14, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1910 AL  4.5 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1910 AL  .312 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1910 AL  .372 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1910 AL  .413 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1910 AL  .785 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1910 AL  25 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1906 AL  3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1907 AL  79 (3rd)
1909 AL  68 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1910 AL  140 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1910 AL  20 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1910 AL  2.4 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1910 AL  .729 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1911 AL  11 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1905 AL  born 1885-10-06 (3rd)
1906 AL  born 1885-10-06 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (255th), 4.5 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John james jim jimmy John jon Schoolboy Wesley Knight

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