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Jimmy Lavender

James Sanford Lavender

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 26, 1884 in Barnesville, GA
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1912 (Age 28.028)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies 1912-1917

Final Game: October 3, 1917 (Age 33.191)
Died: January 12, 1960 in Cartersville, GA
Buried: Felton Cemetery, Montezuma, GA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1912 28 CHC NL 16 13 .552 3.04 42 31 7 15 3 3 251.2 240 116 85 8 89 109 10 0 3 1057 109 3.58 1.307 8.6 0.3 3.2 3.9 1.22
1913 29 CHC NL 10 14 .417 3.66 40 20 15 10 0 2 204.0 206 111 83 6 98 91 13 0 6 901 87 3.68 1.490 9.1 0.3 4.3 4.0 0.93
1914 30 CHC NL 11 11 .500 3.07 37 28 2 11 2 0 214.1 191 106 73 11 87 87 11 0 8 909 90 3.66 1.297 8.0 0.5 3.7 3.7 1.00
1915 31 CHC NL 10 16 .385 2.58 41 24 13 13 1 4 220.0 178 77 63 5 67 117 10 0 7 885 108 2.69 1.114 7.3 0.2 2.7 4.8 1.75
1916 32 CHC NL 10 14 .417 2.82 36 25 4 9 4 2 188.0 163 76 59 3 62 91 9 0 1 770 102 2.69 1.197 7.8 0.1 3.0 4.4 1.47
1917 33 PHI NL 6 8 .429 3.55 28 14 9 7 0 1 129.1 119 61 51 5 44 52 3 0 4 536 80 3.05 1.260 8.3 0.3 3.1 3.6 1.18
6 Yrs 63 76 .453 3.09 224 142 50 65 10 12 1207.1 1097 547 414 38 447 547 56 0 29 5058 96 3.25 1.279 8.2 0.3 3.3 4.1 1.22
162 Game Avg. 12 14 .453 3.09 42 26 9 12 2 2 224 204 102 77 7 83 102 10 0 5 940 96 3.25 1.279 8.2 0.3 3.3 4.1 1.22
CHC (5 yrs) 57 68 .456 3.03 196 128 41 58 10 11 1078.0 978 486 363 33 403 495 53 0 25 4522 99 3.28 1.281 8.2 0.3 3.4 4.1 1.23
PHI (1 yr) 6 8 .429 3.55 28 14 9 7 0 1 129.1 119 61 51 5 44 52 3 0 4 536 80 3.05 1.260 8.3 0.3 3.1 3.6 1.18
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1912 28 CHC NL 251.2 42 31 116 4.15 4.57 0.24 0.00 97.0 4.19 3 0.3 1.0 -0.2 2.2 23 .507 .502
1913 29 CHC NL 204.0 40 20 111 4.90 4.07 -0.01 0.00 99.0 4.04 -20 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .448 .487
1914 30 CHC NL 214.1 37 28 106 4.45 3.83 -0.03 0.00 100.0 3.86 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.3 1 .461 .491
1915 31 CHC NL 220.0 41 24 77 3.15 3.62 -0.11 0.00 101.0 3.77 17 2.2 1.0 -0.1 3.8 30 .553 .513
1916 32 CHC NL 188.0 36 25 76 3.64 3.52 0.01 0.00 107.2 3.77 2 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.7 15 .507 .502
1917 33 PHI NL 129.1 28 14 61 4.24 3.68 0.04 0.00 101.8 3.71 -8 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .465 .494
6 Seasons 1207.1 224 142 547 4.08 3.92 0.03 0.00 100.7 3.91 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.8 7.5 66 .492 .498
CHC (5 yrs) 1078.0 196 128 486 4.06 3.95 0.03 0.00 100.6 3.94 -11 -0.8 1.0 -0.8 7.4 65 .496 .499
PHI (1 yr) 129.1 28 14 61 4.24 3.68 0.04 0.00 101.8 3.71 -8 -1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1 .465 .494

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
1912 28 CHC NL 42 95 87 6 13 3 0 0 5 0 5 34 .149 .196 .184 .380 4 16 0 3 1
1913 29 CHC NL 40 71 68 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 30 .118 .118 .132 .250 -29 9 0 3 1
1914 30 CHC NL 37 74 63 8 11 3 1 0 5 2 6 25 .175 .268 .254 .522 56 16 2 3 1
1915 31 CHC NL 41 70 67 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 .134 .147 .179 .326 -2 12 0 2 1
1916 32 CHC NL 36 59 53 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 21 .151 .182 .170 .352 4 9 0 3 1
1917 33 PHI NL 28 40 36 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 14 .139 .184 .167 .351 6 6 0 2 1
6 Yrs 224 409 374 19 54 12 1 0 13 2 1 16 155 .144 .184 .182 .365 6 68 2 16
162 Game Avg. 162 296 270 14 39 9 1 0 9 1 12 112 .144 .184 .182 .365 6 49 1 12
CHC (5 yrs) 196 369 338 18 49 11 1 0 11 2 1 14 141 .145 .184 .183 .367 6 62 2 14
PHI (1 yr) 28 40 36 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 14 .139 .184 .167 .351 6 6 0 2

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
1912 28 CHC NL 42 95 -13 0 0 0 8 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1913 29 CHC NL 40 71 -12 -0 0 0 6 -6 -0.7 0 -6 -0.7 .483 .496 -0.7 0.0 -6 1
1914 30 CHC NL 37 74 -4 -0 0 0 6 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .502 0.3 -0.0 2 1
1915 31 CHC NL 41 70 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .491 .498 -0.4 -0.0 -3 1
1916 32 CHC NL 36 59 -6 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1917 33 PHI NL 28 40 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 1
6 Seasons 224 409 -48 0 0 0 33 -15 -1.7 0 -15 -1.7 .493 .498 -1.7 -0.0 -15
CHC (5 yrs) 196 369 -44 0 0 0 30 -13 -1.5 0 -13 -1.5 .492 .498 -1.5 -0.0 -13
PHI (1 yr) 28 40 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1

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
1912 CHC NL 28 P 42 251.2 76 8 64 4 5 .947 2.57 1.71 .948 2.54 2.52
1913 CHC NL 29 P 40 204.0 50 2 46 2 0 .960 2.12 1.20 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 CHC NL 30 P 37 28 11 214.1 78 5 71 2 0 .974 3.19 2.05 .943 2.68 2.66
1915 CHC NL 31 P 41 24 13 220.0 82 14 67 1 3 .988 3.31 1.98 .952 2.72 2.71
1916 CHC NL 32 P 36 25 9 188.0 52 3 47 2 0 .962 2.39 1.39 .959 2.67 2.67
1917 PHI NL 33 P 28 14 7 129.1 36 3 30 3 0 .917 2.30 1.18 .961 2.85 2.86
6 Seasons P 224 91 40 1207.1 374 35 325 14 8 .963 2.68 1.61 .952 2.66 2.66
6 Seasons TOT 224 91 40 1207.1 374 35 325 14 8 .963 2.68 1.61 .952 2.66 2.66
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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1915 NL  3.9 (8th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
Career  3.09 (195th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 NL  7.282 (8th)
Career  8.178 (184th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1915 NL  4.786 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1912 NL  42 (10th)
1915 NL  41 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1912 NL  3 (5th)
1915 NL  4 (3rd)
1916 NL  2 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1915 NL  117 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1912 NL  3 (7th)
1916 NL  4 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1912 NL  8 (6th)
1914 NL  11 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1913 NL  98 (6th)

Losses s c a p y
1915 NL  16 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1913 NL  6 (7th)
1914 NL  8 (7th)
1915 NL  7 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1912 NL  10 (6th)
1913 NL  13 (1st)
1914 NL  11 (5th)
1915 NL  10 (8th)
1916 NL  9 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1913 NL  15 (7th)
1915 NL  13 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Career  3.25 (239th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1915 NL  14 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1914 NL  3.19 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1915 NL  .988 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 19 (1133), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (702), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1156th), 5.8 career WAR/5.8 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: James james jim jimmie Jimmy Sanford Lavender

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