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Jim Mason

James Percy Mason

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 14, 1950 in Mobile, AL
High School: Murphy HS (Mobile, AL)
Drafted
by the Washington Senators in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1971 (Age 21.043)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Rangers/Expos/BlueJays/Senators 1971-1979

Final Game: September 24, 1979 (Age 29.041)
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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
1971 20 WSA AL 3 10 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .400 .333 .733 117 3 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1972 21 TEX AL 46 159 147 10 29 3 0 0 10 0 0 9 39 .197 .247 .218 .465 42 32 3 1 1 1 0 65
1973 22 TEX AL 92 266 238 23 49 7 2 3 19 0 1 23 48 .206 .273 .290 .563 63 69 3 0 2 3 0 64/5
1974 23 NYY AL 152 487 440 41 110 18 6 5 37 1 2 35 87 .250 .302 .352 .654 89 155 6 0 7 5 1 *6
1975 24 NYY AL 94 251 223 17 34 3 2 2 16 0 2 22 49 .152 .228 .211 .438 26 47 10 0 5 1 0 6/4
1976 25 NYY AL 93 236 217 17 39 7 1 1 14 0 0 9 37 .180 .210 .235 .445 31 51 4 0 7 3 0 6
1977 26 TOT AL 58 153 134 19 25 6 0 1 9 1 1 13 20 .187 .257 .254 .510 40 34 2 0 5 1 0 6/5D
1977 26 TOR AL 22 88 79 10 13 3 0 0 2 1 1 7 10 .165 .233 .203 .435 20 16 1 0 2 0 0 6
1977 26 TEX AL 36 65 55 9 12 3 0 1 7 0 0 6 10 .218 .290 .327 .618 68 18 1 0 3 1 0 6/5D
1978 27 TEX AL 55 116 105 10 20 4 0 0 3 0 0 5 17 .190 .227 .229 .456 29 24 2 0 6 0 0 65/4D
1979 28 MON NL 40 78 71 3 13 5 1 0 6 0 2 7 16 .183 .256 .282 .538 48 20 3 0 0 0 1 6/5
9 Yrs 633 1756 1584 140 322 53 12 12 114 2 8 124 316 .203 .259 .275 .534 54 435 33 1 33 14 2
162 Game Avg. 162 449 405 36 82 14 3 3 29 1 2 32 81 .203 .259 .275 .534 54 111 8 0 8 4 1
TEX (5 yrs) 232 616 554 52 113 17 2 4 39 0 1 44 117 .204 .262 .264 .525 52 146 9 1 12 5 0
NYY (3 yrs) 339 974 880 75 183 28 9 8 67 1 4 66 173 .208 .261 .288 .548 59 253 20 0 19 9 1
MON (1 yr) 40 78 71 3 13 5 1 0 6 0 2 7 16 .183 .256 .282 .538 48 20 3 0 0 0 1
TOR (1 yr) 22 88 79 10 13 3 0 0 2 1 1 7 10 .165 .233 .203 .435 20 16 1 0 2 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 593 1678 1513 137 309 48 11 12 108 2 6 117 300 .204 .260 .274 .534 54 415 30 1 33 14 1
NL (1 yr) 40 78 71 3 13 5 1 0 6 0 2 7 16 .183 .256 .282 .538 48 20 3 0 0 0 1

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
1971 20 WSA AL 3 10 1 -0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.2 -0.1 1 /6
1972 21 TEX AL 46 159 -10 0 0 -3 2 -10 -1.3 6 -5 -0.7 .472 .492 -0.3 -0.1 -2 65
1973 22 TEX AL 92 266 -11 -1 1 -10 5 -16 -1.6 10 -6 -0.7 .482 .490 0.4 -0.4 4 $14,000 64/5
1974 23 NYY AL 152 487 -9 -2 1 -5 9 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .496 .496 1.8 0.5 17 $19,000 *6
1975 24 NYY AL 94 251 -20 -0 0 -2 5 -18 -1.9 9 -9 -1.0 .479 .488 -0.8 0.3 -7 6/4
1976 25 NYY AL 93 236 -20 0 0 12 5 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .498 -0.8 2.0 -6 6
1977 26 TOR AL 22 88 -9 1 0 -2 1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .461 .495 -0.3 -0.1 -3 6
1977 26 TEX AL 36 65 -3 0 -0 1 1 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.0 0.3 1 6/5D
1978 27 TEX AL 55 116 -10 1 -0 0 3 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .488 .496 -0.3 0.3 -2 65/4D
1979 28 MON NL 40 78 -6 -2 -0 -0 2 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .483 .496 -0.4 0.2 -4 6/5
9 Seasons 633 1756 -96 -2 3 -9 33 -72 -7.7 63 -9 -1.5 .487 .494 -0.5 2.8 0 $33,000
TEX (5 yrs) 232 616 -34 1 2 -12 11 -32 -3.5 22 -10 -1.3 .484 .493 0.0 0.0 2 $14,000
NYY (3 yrs) 339 974 -49 -2 2 5 18 -26 -2.6 35 9 0.8 .492 .495 0.2 2.7 4 $19,000
MON (1 yr) 40 78 -6 -2 -0 -0 2 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .483 .496 -0.4 0.2 -4
TOR (1 yr) 22 88 -9 1 0 -2 1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.5 .461 .495 -0.3 -0.1 -3

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
1976 25 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 NYY AL WS CIN L 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 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
1971 WSA AL 20 SS 3 3 3 26.0 22 8 13 1 1 .955 -1 -28 7.27 7.00 .965 4.92 4.87
1972 TEX AL 21 SS 32 32 30 276.1 153 52 93 8 14 .948 -1 -4 4.72 4.53 .967 4.99 4.97
1972 TEX AL 21 3B 10 10 8 81.1 21 6 13 2 0 .905 -2 -28 2.10 1.90 .954 2.98 2.96
1973 TEX AL 22 SS 74 64 52 562.0 337 113 206 18 43 .947 -6 -13 5.11 4.31 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 TEX AL 22 2B 19 8 6 90.1 56 30 24 2 8 .964 -4 -58 5.38 2.84 .980 5.44 5.41
1973 TEX AL 22 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1974 NYY AL 23 SS 152 144 108 1217.0 696 241 430 25 87 .964 -5 -5 4.96 4.41 .965 4.98 4.96
1975 NYY AL 24 SS 93 73 48 641.0 359 134 209 16 45 .955 -2 -4 4.82 3.69 .959 4.85 4.84
1975 NYY AL 24 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1976 NYY AL 25 SS 93 70 46 630.1 386 128 245 13 47 .966 12 23 5.33 4.01 .967 4.99 5.01
1977 TOT AL 26 SS 54 32 24 336.1 188 75 108 5 20 .973 -0 -0 4.90 3.39 .963 4.82 4.79
1977 TOR AL 26 SS 22 20 15 183.1 103 49 51 3 9 .971 -2 -14 4.91 4.55 .963 4.82 4.79
1977 TEX AL 26 SS 32 12 9 153.0 85 26 57 2 11 .976 2 16 4.88 2.59 .963 4.82 4.79
1977 TEX AL 26 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -360 0.00 0.00 .960 3.15 3.00
1977 TEX AL 26 DH 1 0
1978 TEX AL 27 SS 42 21 13 221.1 128 41 79 8 12 .938 0 1 4.88 2.86 .964 4.92 4.87
1978 TEX AL 27 3B 11 11 4 79.0 21 6 13 2 2 .905 0 6 2.16 1.73 .954 3.00 2.98
1978 TEX AL 27 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1978 TEX AL 27 DH 1 0
1979 MON NL 28 SS 33 14 12 171.1 87 31 53 3 9 .966 -2 -15 4.41 2.55 .965 5.00 4.98
1979 MON NL 28 3B 6 2 2 32.0 13 4 9 0 1 1.000 2 79 3.66 2.17 .951 2.90 2.88
9 Seasons SS 576 453 336 4081.2 2356 823 1436 97 278 .959 -5 -1 4.98 3.92 .964 4.96 4.94
5 Seasons 3B 29 23 14 195.1 56 16 35 5 3 .911 -0 -0 2.35 1.76 .953 2.97 2.96
3 Seasons 2B 21 8 6 93.1 56 30 24 2 8 .964 -5 -60 5.21 2.57 .980 5.44 5.41
9 Seasons TOT 626 484 356 4370.1 2468 869 1495 104 289 .958 -9 -3 4.87 3.78 .964 4.88 4.87
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1976 AL  2.0 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1974 AL  25 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  152 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  25 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1979 NL  2 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1976 AL  12 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1976 AL  5.33 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1971 AL  born 1950-08-14 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (935th), -1.5 career WAR/0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 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
1973 22 Texas Rangers $14,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1974 23 New York Yankees $19,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,000
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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Name and misspellings: James james Jim jimmie jimmy Percy Mason

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