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Jim Lefebvre    \luh-FEE-ver\

James Kenneth Lefebvre

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 7, 1942 in Inglewood, CA
High School: Morningside HS (Inglewood, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1965 (Age 23.095)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1965-1972

Final Game: September 19, 1972 (Age 30.256)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 24, 2014 1:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1159. Ron Northey… #1160. Shanty Hogan… #1161. Frank LaPorte… #1162. JIM LEFEBVRE… #1163. Tom York… #1164. Pete Incaviglia… #1165. Jody Davis… 

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
1965 23 LAD NL 157 631 544 57 136 21 4 12 69 3 5 71 92 .250 .337 .369 .706 106 201 8 2 10 4 7 *4 MVP-21,RoY-1
1966 ★ 24 LAD NL 152 610 544 69 149 23 3 24 74 1 1 48 72 .274 .333 .460 .793 126 250 10 3 10 5 6 *45 AS,MVP-18
1967 25 LAD NL 136 553 494 51 129 18 5 8 50 1 5 44 64 .261 .322 .366 .689 105 181 10 3 7 5 11 54/3
1968 26 LAD NL 84 317 286 23 69 12 1 5 31 0 0 26 55 .241 .304 .343 .646 101 98 3 1 1 3 4 45/73
1969 27 LAD NL 95 330 275 29 65 15 2 4 44 2 1 48 37 .236 .349 .349 .698 103 96 8 1 3 3 10 54/3
1970 28 LAD NL 109 351 314 33 79 15 1 4 44 1 1 29 42 .252 .314 .344 .658 81 108 7 1 4 3 2 45/3
1971 29 LAD NL 119 437 388 40 95 14 2 12 68 0 2 39 55 .245 .314 .384 .698 103 149 15 2 4 4 6 4/5
1972 30 LAD NL 70 188 169 11 34 8 0 5 24 0 0 17 30 .201 .271 .337 .609 74 57 3 0 0 2 6 45
8 Yrs 922 3417 3014 313 756 126 18 74 404 8 15 322 447 .251 .323 .378 .701 104 1140 64 13 39 29 52
162 Game Avg. 162 600 530 55 133 22 3 13 71 1 3 57 79 .251 .323 .378 .701 104 200 11 2 7 5 9

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
1965 23 LAD NL 157 631 7 -2 2 9 4 20 2.1 24 43 4.6 .514 .514 3.6 1.5 34 $7,500 *4 MVP-21,RoY-1
1966 ★ 24 LAD NL 152 610 20 -2 1 2 4 26 3.0 22 48 5.2 .519 .518 4.8 0.9 46 $15,000 *45 AS,MVP-18
1967 25 LAD NL 136 553 3 -3 0 0 3 4 0.6 20 24 2.6 .503 .503 2.4 0.5 23 $30,000 54/3
1968 26 LAD NL 84 317 -1 -1 -0 -4 2 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.7 .493 .496 1.1 -0.3 11 45/73
1969 27 LAD NL 95 330 -2 1 -0 9 2 9 1.1 11 20 2.2 .511 .506 1.1 1.2 11 54/3
1970 28 LAD NL 109 351 -10 -1 -0 2 2 -6 -0.6 12 6 0.6 .494 .496 0.3 0.5 4 45/3
1971 29 LAD NL 119 437 -0 -1 -1 -3 3 -3 -0.2 15 12 1.3 .497 .498 1.5 0.1 15 4/5
1972 30 LAD NL 70 188 -9 0 -0 1 1 -6 -0.7 6 0 -0.1 .490 .496 -0.3 0.3 -1 45
8 Seasons 922 3417 9 -8 1 17 21 39 4.9 121 159 17.1 .505 .505 14.6 4.8 143 $52,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 ❍ 23 LAD NL WS MIN W 3 10 10 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 4 0 0 0 0 0
1966 24 LAD NL WS BAL L 4 15 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4 .167 .333 .417 .750 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 25 22 3 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4 .273 .360 .409 .769 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 7 25 22 3 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4 .273 .360 .409 .769 9 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1965 LAD NL 23 2B 156 154 144 1395.2 802 349 429 24 91 .970 9 8 5.02 4.99 .974 5.28 5.28 MVP-21,RoY-1
1966 LAD NL 24 2B 119 114 89 1000.1 590 246 332 12 59 .980 6 7 5.20 4.86 .978 5.33 5.33 AS,MVP-18
1966 LAD NL 24 3B 40 34 19 289.2 83 22 57 4 4 .952 -3 -14 2.45 1.98 .954 3.04 3.04 AS,MVP-18
1967 LAD NL 25 3B 92 89 89 818.0 266 49 205 12 12 .955 -4 -6 2.79 2.76 .950 2.96 2.96
1967 LAD NL 25 2B 34 33 27 291.0 188 70 112 6 23 .968 4 18 5.63 5.35 .976 5.26 5.26
1967 LAD NL 25 1B 5 5 4 45.0 58 54 4 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 11.60 11.60 .991 9.96 9.96
1968 LAD NL 26 2B 62 53 44 469.1 269 126 137 6 29 .978 -2 -4 5.04 4.24 .977 5.21 5.22
1968 LAD NL 26 3B 16 17 10 133.0 39 15 22 2 4 .949 -3 -30 2.50 2.31 .954 2.93 2.94
1968 LAD NL 26 LF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .963 1.63 1.64
1968 LAD NL 26 OF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1968 LAD NL 26 1B 3 3 1 23.0 31 29 2 0 0 1.000 0 16 12.13 10.33 .992 10.10 10.13
1969 LAD NL 27 3B 44 42 34 364.0 134 34 98 2 7 .985 8 26 3.26 3.00 .946 2.92 2.90
1969 LAD NL 27 2B 37 32 24 283.1 149 62 83 4 16 .973 1 4 4.61 3.92 .974 5.19 5.15
1969 LAD NL 27 1B 6 6 4 51.0 62 58 4 0 3 1.000 0 2 10.94 10.33 .992 9.83 9.77
1970 LAD NL 28 2B 70 62 57 586.0 323 142 177 4 34 .988 -0 -1 4.90 4.56 .979 5.32 5.30
1970 LAD NL 28 3B 21 14 12 135.1 56 20 34 2 4 .964 2 17 3.59 2.57 .945 2.91 2.90
1970 LAD NL 28 1B 1 0 0 5.0 7 6 1 0 3 1.000 0 24 12.60 7.00 .991 9.72 9.60
1971 LAD NL 29 2B 102 98 90 874.0 510 244 260 6 69 .988 -3 -4 5.19 4.94 .978 5.47 5.46
1971 LAD NL 29 3B 7 4 3 40.1 20 3 14 3 2 .850 0 6 3.79 2.43 .949 2.79 2.80
1972 LAD NL 30 2B 33 27 23 257.0 150 66 82 2 21 .987 1 4 5.18 4.48 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 LAD NL 30 3B 11 8 7 73.2 23 4 17 2 3 .913 0 5 2.57 1.91 .945 2.87 2.88
8 Seasons 2B 613 573 498 5156.2 2981 1305 1612 64 342 .979 16 4 5.09 4.76 .977 5.32 5.31
7 Seasons 3B 231 208 174 1854.0 621 147 447 27 36 .957 -0 -0 2.88 2.57 .949 2.95 2.95
4 Seasons 1B 15 14 9 124.0 158 147 11 0 10 1.000 0 4 11.47 10.53 .992 9.92 9.89
1 Season LF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .963 1.63 1.64
1 Season OF 5 5 3 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
8 Seasons TOT 864 800 684 7172.2 3769 1608 2070 91 388 .976 17 3 4.62 4.26 .973 4.77 4.74
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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))
1965 NL (21, 3%)
1966 NL (18, 3%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1965 NL  1.5 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1965 NL  10 (9th)
1966 NL  10 (9th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  156 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  349 (2nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  429 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  24 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  91 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  9 (2nd)
1966 NL  6 (4th)
1967 NL  4 (4th)
Career  16 (85th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1966 NL  5.20 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1965 NL  4.99 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1966 NL  .980 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1969 NL  8 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1089), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2257), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (107th), 17.1 career WAR/17.2 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1965 23 Los Angeles Dodgers $7,500 ? 2/12/66 TSN
1966 24 Los Angeles Dodgers $15,000 ? 2/12/66 TSN
1967 25 Los Angeles Dodgers $30,000 ? 3/4/67 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$52,500
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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Name and misspellings: James james Jim jimmie jimmy Kenneth Lefebvre

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