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Jimmy Knowles

James Knowles (Darby)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Unknown
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 5, 1856 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1884 (Age 27.240)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Broncos/Nationals/PittsburghAlleghenys/Atlantics/Metropolitans/... 1884-1892

Final Game: October 12, 1892 (Age 36.037)
Died: February 11, 1912 in Jersey City, NJ
Buried: Bay View-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ
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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
1884 27 TOT AA 87 346 335 38 78 10 8 1 8 .233 .257 .319 .577 86 107 3 *35
1884 27 PIT AA 46 189 182 19 42 5 7 0 5 .231 .259 .335 .594 91 61 2 3
1884 27 BRO AA 41 157 153 19 36 5 1 1 3 .235 .255 .301 .555 80 46 1 35
1886 29 WHS NL 115 458 443 43 94 16 11 3 35 20 15 73 .212 .238 .318 .556 74 141 45
1887 30 NYP AA 16 61 60 12 15 1 1 0 6 6 1 2 .250 .262 .300 .562 59 18 0 4/5
1890 33 ROC AA 123 551 491 83 138 12 8 5 84 55 59 .281 .359 .369 .728 120 181 1 *5
1892 35 NYG NL 16 65 59 9 9 1 0 0 7 2 6 8 .153 .231 .169 .400 22 10 0 5/6
5 Yrs 357 1481 1388 185 334 40 28 9 132 83 89 83 .241 .288 .329 .618 91 457 4
162 Game Avg. 162 672 630 84 152 18 13 4 60 40 .241 .288 .329 .618 91 207
NYG (1 yr) 16 65 59 9 9 1 0 0 7 2 6 8 .153 .231 .169 .400 22 10 0
ROC (1 yr) 123 551 491 83 138 12 8 5 84 55 59 .281 .359 .369 .728 120 181 1
PIT (1 yr) 46 189 182 19 42 5 7 0 5 .231 .259 .335 .594 91 61 2
NYP (1 yr) 16 61 60 12 15 1 1 0 6 6 1 2 .250 .262 .300 .562 59 18 0
BRO (1 yr) 41 157 153 19 36 5 1 1 3 .235 .255 .301 .555 80 46 1
WHS (1 yr) 115 458 443 43 94 16 11 3 35 20 15 73 .212 .238 .318 .556 74 141
AA (3 yrs) 226 958 886 133 231 23 17 6 90 61 68 2 .261 .316 .345 .662 104 306 4
NL (2 yrs) 131 523 502 52 103 17 11 3 42 22 21 81 .205 .237 .301 .538 68 151 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
1884 27 PIT AA 46 189 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.0 .493 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 3
1884 27 BRO AA 41 157 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.3 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 0.1 0 35
1886 29 WHS NL 115 458 -14 1 0 -4 3 -14 -1.5 16 1 0.2 .488 .492 0.7 -0.2 5 45
1887 30 NYP AA 16 61 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.4 1 -4 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -2 4/5
1890 33 ROC AA 123 551 14 3 0 13 4 34 2.8 13 47 4.2 .524 .518 3.2 1.4 34 *5
1892 35 NYG NL 16 65 -6 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 5/6
5 Seasons 357 1481 -15 4 0 6 8 3 -0.3 40 43 3.8 .500 .503 3.8 1.0 37
NYG (1 yr) 16 65 -6 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3
ROC (1 yr) 123 551 14 3 0 13 4 34 2.8 13 47 4.2 .524 .518 3.2 1.4 34
PIT (1 yr) 46 189 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.0 .493 .498 0.2 -0.2 2
NYP (1 yr) 16 61 -4 0 0 -2 0 -5 -0.4 1 -4 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -2
BRO (1 yr) 41 157 -3 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.3 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 0.1 0
WHS (1 yr) 115 458 -14 1 0 -4 3 -14 -1.5 16 1 0.2 .488 .492 0.7 -0.2 5

Standard Fielding

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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 Awards
1884 TOT AA 27 1B 76 879 809 33 37 38 .958 11.08 .958 10.64
1884 PIT AA 27 1B 46 535 499 15 21 20 .961 11.17 .958 10.64
1884 BRO AA 27 1B 30 344 310 18 16 18 .953 10.93 .958 10.64
1884 BRO AA 27 3B 11 35 9 18 8 0 .771 2.45 .848 2.98
1886 WHS NL 29 2B 62 467 196 224 47 32 .899 6.77 .908 5.54
1886 WHS NL 29 3B 53 224 68 122 34 9 .848 3.58 .865 3.27
1887 NYP AA 30 2B 16 91 49 36 6 4 .934 5.31 .906 6.04
1887 NYP AA 30 3B 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .850 3.30
1890 ROC AA 33 3B 123 528 162 303 63 19 .881 3.78 .864 3.68
1892 NYG NL 35 3B 15 48 13 25 10 2 .792 2.53 .879 3.58
1892 NYG NL 35 SS 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 5.40
5 Seasons 3B 203 837 252 469 116 30 .861 3.55 .864 3.53
2 Seasons 2B 78 558 245 260 53 36 .905 6.47 .908 5.64
1 Season 1B 76 879 809 33 37 38 .958 11.08 .958 10.64
1 Season SS 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .895 5.40
5 Seasons TOT 358 2276 1307 763 206 104 .909 5.78 .911 5.50
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1890 AA  4.2 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1890 AA  3.2 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1890 AA  1.4 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1886 NL  11 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1890 AA  5 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1890 AA  84 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1886 NL  73 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1890 AA  9.2 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1886 NL  349 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1886 NL  81 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1884 AA  33 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1886 NL  196 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1886 NL  47 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  123 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  162 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  303 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  63 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1886 NL  9 (5th)
1890 AA  19 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1884 AA  11.08 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1886 NL  6.77 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  3.78 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1890 AA  .881 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1890 AA  born 1856-09-05 (9th)
1892 NL  born 1856-09-05 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2807), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (309th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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