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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

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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
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

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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
1905 PHA AL 19 SS 79 362 139 185 38 9 .895 4.10 .931 5.26
1905 PHA AL 19 3B 4 12 6 4 2 0 .833 2.50 .923 3.15
1906 PHA AL 20 3B 67 218 71 130 17 6 .922 3.00 .921 3.23
1906 PHA AL 20 2B 7 32 11 19 2 0 .938 4.29 .954 5.31
1907 TOT AL 21 3B 132 520 178 293 49 18 .906 3.57 .913 3.14
1907 PHA AL 21 3B 40 152 49 82 21 5 .862 3.28 .913 3.14
1907 BOS AL 21 3B 92 368 129 211 28 13 .924 3.70 .913 3.14
1907 BOS AL 21 SS 4 26 11 11 4 3 .846 5.50 .934 5.70
1909 NYY AL 23 SS 76 383 141 204 38 19 .901 4.54 .925 5.35
1909 NYY AL 23 1B 19 210 190 17 3 11 .986 10.89 .985 11.13
1909 NYY AL 23 2B 17 91 38 46 7 4 .923 4.94 .953 4.91
1909 NYY AL 23 3B 3 11 5 5 1 0 .909 3.33 .931 3.40
1910 NYY AL 24 SS 79 448 169 247 32 39 .929 5.27 .928 5.35
1910 NYY AL 24 1B 23 258 247 8 3 9 .988 11.09 .983 11.07
1910 NYY AL 24 2B 7 32 13 17 2 0 .938 4.29 .945 5.01
1910 NYY AL 24 3B 4 17 8 9 0 0 1.000 4.25 .931 3.48
1910 NYY AL 24 OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 1.80 0-0-1
1911 NYY AL 25 SS 82 493 200 247 46 30 .907 5.45 .926 5.57 MVP-14
1911 NYY AL 25 1B 27 267 236 26 5 14 .981 9.70 .978 10.34 MVP-14
1911 NYY AL 25 2B 21 151 54 80 17 8 .887 6.38 .949 5.16 MVP-14
1911 NYY AL 25 3B 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .930 3.30 MVP-14
1912 WSH AL 26 2B 27 108 55 45 8 8 .926 3.70 .945 4.91
1912 WSH AL 26 1B 5 44 40 4 0 2 1.000 8.80 .983 10.38
1913 NYY AL 27 1B 50 550 494 45 11 26 .980 10.78 .986 10.85
1913 NYY AL 27 2B 21 126 50 70 6 6 .952 5.71 .954 4.98
5 Seasons SS 320 1712 660 894 158 100 .908 4.86 .927 5.39
6 Seasons 3B 211 780 269 442 69 25 .912 3.37 .916 3.18
5 Seasons 1B 124 1329 1207 100 22 62 .983 10.54 .984 10.80
6 Seasons 2B 100 540 221 277 42 26 .922 4.98 .950 5.01
1 Season OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .955 1.80 0-0-1
8 Seasons TOT 756 4363 2359 1713 291 213 .933 5.39 .945 5.61 0-0-1
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.
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

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)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1907 AL  53 (3rd)
1909 AL  49 (4th)
1911 AL  68 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  132 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  178 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  293 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  49 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  18 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1911 AL  46 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1910 AL  39 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  3.57 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1907 AL  .906 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1910 AL  5.27 (5th)
1911 AL  5.45 (5th)

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 (1290), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (256th), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1911 25 New York Highlanders $4,000 ? 1913 National Commission report
1912 26 Washington Senators $4,000 ? 1913 National Commission report
1913 27 New York Yankees $4,000 ? 1913 National Commission report
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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