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Jim McDonald

Jimmie LeRoy McDonald (Hot Rod)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 17, 1927 in Grants Pass, OR
High School: Modesto HS (Modesto, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1950 (Age 23.071, 8,305th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/WhiteSox/Orioles/Browns/RedSox 1950-1958

Last Game: April 26, 1958 (Age 30.344)
Died: October 23, 2004 in Kingman, AZ
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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
1950 23 BOS AL 1 0 1.000 3.79 9 0 1 0 0 0 19.0 23 9 8 1 10 5 1 0 0 85 133 4.48 1.737 10.9 0.5 4.7 2.4 0.50
1951 24 SLB AL 4 7 .364 4.07 16 11 2 5 0 1 84.0 84 48 38 5 46 28 2 0 1 375 109 4.30 1.548 9.0 0.5 4.9 3.0 0.61
1952 25 NYY AL 3 4 .429 3.50 26 5 9 1 0 0 69.1 71 31 27 1 40 20 2 0 1 312 95 3.82 1.601 9.2 0.1 5.2 2.6 0.50
1953 26 NYY AL 9 7 .563 3.82 27 18 5 6 2 0 129.2 128 64 55 4 39 43 1 0 0 539 97 3.26 1.288 8.9 0.3 2.7 3.0 1.10
1954 27 NYY AL 4 1 .800 3.17 16 10 3 3 1 0 71.0 54 28 25 3 45 20 1 0 0 302 110 4.33 1.394 6.8 0.4 5.7 2.5 0.44
1955 28 BAL AL 3 5 .375 7.14 21 8 6 0 0 0 51.2 76 48 41 5 30 1 20 0 0 1 253 53 4.59 2.052 13.2 0.9 5.2 3.5 0.67
1956 29 CHW AL 0 2 .000 8.68 8 3 0 0 0 0 18.2 29 18 18 2 7 0 10 1 0 1 88 48 3.98 1.929 14.0 1.0 3.4 4.8 1.43
1957 30 CHW AL 0 1 .000 2.01 10 0 4 0 0 0 22.1 18 8 5 2 10 1 12 0 0 3 92 189 3.89 1.254 7.3 0.8 4.0 4.8 1.20
1958 31 CHW AL 0 0 19.29 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 6 8 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 22 13.19 4.286 23.1 3.9 15.4 0.0 0.00
9 Yrs 24 27 .471 4.27 136 55 30 15 3 1 468.0 489 262 222 24 231 2 158 8 0 7 2064 90 4.00 1.538 9.4 0.5 4.4 3.0 0.68
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .471 4.27 48 20 11 5 1 0 167 174 93 79 9 82 56 3 0 2 735 90 4.00 1.538 9.4 0.5 4.4 3.0 0.68
NYY (3 yrs) 16 12 .571 3.57 69 33 17 10 3 0 270.0 253 123 107 8 124 83 4 0 1 1153 99 3.68 1.396 8.4 0.3 4.1 2.8 0.67
CHW (3 yrs) 0 3 .000 5.82 21 3 4 0 0 0 43.1 53 34 28 5 21 1 22 1 0 4 198 69 4.43 1.708 11.0 1.0 4.4 4.6 1.05
BAL (2 yrs) 7 12 .368 5.24 37 19 8 5 0 1 135.2 160 96 79 10 76 1 48 2 0 2 628 80 4.41 1.740 10.6 0.7 5.0 3.2 0.63
BOS (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.79 9 0 1 0 0 0 19.0 23 9 8 1 10 5 1 0 0 85 133 4.48 1.737 10.9 0.5 4.7 2.4 0.50
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
1950 23 BOS AL 19.0 9 0 9 4.26 5.05 -0.06 0.00 100.6 5.14 2 0.2 .7 -0.1 0.3 4 .519 .501
1951 24 SLB AL 84.0 16 11 48 5.14 4.82 -0.36 0.00 100.2 5.19 -0 -0.0 2.0 -0.1 0.6 8 .499 .500
1952 25 NYY AL 69.1 26 5 31 4.02 3.98 0.42 0.00 91.5 3.26 -6 -0.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .475 .496
1953 26 NYY AL 129.2 27 18 64 4.44 4.15 0.24 0.00 95.2 3.72 -11 -1.1 .5 -0.0 -0.1 0 .458 .493
1954 27 NYY AL 71.0 16 10 28 3.55 3.72 0.12 0.00 99.3 3.57 0 0.0 .4 -0.1 0.6 6 .503 .500
1955 28 BAL AL 51.2 21 8 48 8.36 4.62 -0.41 0.00 100.8 5.06 -19 -1.9 .4 0.2 -1.3 -15 .410 .488
1956 29 CHW AL 18.2 8 3 18 8.68 4.35 0.10 0.00 103.6 4.40 -9 -0.8 .7 0.0 -0.7 -7 .396 .495
1957 30 CHW AL 22.1 10 0 8 3.22 4.23 0.36 0.00 99.9 3.87 2 0.2 .8 -0.0 0.3 3 .519 .501
1958 31 CHW AL 2.1 3 0 8 30.86 4.04 0.38 0.00 103.3 3.78 -7 -0.6 .1 0.3 -0.3 -7 .295 .496
9 Seasons 468.0 136 55 262 5.04 4.28 0.06 0.00 97.6 4.13 -49 -4.7 .8 0.1 -0.7 -9 .465 .496
NYY (3 yrs) 270.0 69 33 123 4.10 3.99 0.25 0.00 95.4 3.57 -17 -1.8 .9 -0.2 0.3 6 .475 .496
CHW (3 yrs) 43.1 21 3 34 7.06 4.27 0.25 0.00 101.7 4.09 -14 -1.3 .7 0.2 -0.7 -11 .440 .498
BAL (2 yrs) 135.2 37 19 96 6.37 4.74 -0.38 0.00 100.4 5.14 -20 -1.9 .8 0.1 -0.6 -7 .449 .493
BOS (1 yr) 19.0 9 0 9 4.26 5.05 -0.06 0.00 100.6 5.14 2 0.2 .7 -0.1 0.3 4 .519 .501

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1953 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS W BRO 1 0 1.000 5.87 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 6 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 35 1.565 14.1 1.2 0.0 3.5
1 WS 1 0 1.000 5.87 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 12 6 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 35 1.565 14.1 1.2 0.0 3.5

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
1950 23 BOS AL 9 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .333 .933 135 1 0 0 0 /1
1951 24 SLB AL 17 31 29 1 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 7 .207 .233 .310 .544 44 9 0 0 1 1
1952 25 NYY AL 26 22 19 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 .316 .409 .474 .883 152 9 0 0 0 1
1953 26 NYY AL 29 46 41 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 18 .098 .140 .098 .237 -34 4 0 0 3 1
1954 27 NYY AL 16 25 19 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 .211 .375 .263 .638 80 5 0 0 2 0 1
1955 28 BAL AL 21 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .182 .357 .182 .539 54 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
1956 29 CHW AL 8 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 -52 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1957 30 CHW AL 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 31 CHW AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 139 151 128 14 23 5 1 0 10 0 0 18 48 .180 .281 .234 .515 42 30 0 0 7 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 176 149 16 27 6 1 0 12 0 0 21 56 .180 .281 .234 .515 42 35 0 0 8
NYY (3 yrs) 71 93 79 11 14 4 0 0 7 0 0 10 33 .177 .270 .228 .498 39 18 0 0 5 0
CHW (3 yrs) 21 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -28 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 38 45 40 2 8 1 1 0 3 0 0 4 10 .200 .273 .275 .548 48 11 0 0 2 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 9 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .333 .933 135 1 0 0 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
1950 23 BOS AL 9 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1951 24 SLB AL 17 31 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1952 25 NYY AL 26 22 1 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .516 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
1953 26 NYY AL 29 46 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1954 27 NYY AL 16 25 -0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .518 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1955 28 BAL AL 21 14 -1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1956 29 CHW AL 8 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1957 30 CHW AL 10 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1958 31 CHW AL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
9 Seasons 139 151 -11 0 1 0 16 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .505 .501 0.7 0.0 6
NYY (3 yrs) 71 93 -7 0 0 0 10 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .506 .501 0.5 0.0 4
CHW (3 yrs) 21 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BAL (2 yrs) 38 45 -3 -0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2
BOS (1 yr) 9 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .501 0.1 0.0 1

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
1953 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2 0 0 1 0
1 WS 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2 0 0 1 0

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 BOS AL 23 P 9 0 0 19.0 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 4.74 1.11 .950 2.04 1.99 0 0 2
1951 SLB AL 24 P 16 11 5 84.0 27 9 16 2 1 .926 2.68 1.56 .953 2.07 2.06 1 4 80% 45% 0
1952 NYY AL 25 P 26 5 1 69.1 31 7 24 0 1 1.000 4.02 1.19 .966 2.10 2.10 1 3 75% 46% 3
1953 NYY AL 26 P 27 18 6 129.2 38 7 30 1 6 .974 2.57 1.37 .957 1.95 1.93 2 2 50% 50% 1
1954 NYY AL 27 P 16 10 3 71.0 21 7 14 0 2 1.000 2.66 1.31 .959 2.02 1.99 2 5 71% 48% 0
1955 BAL AL 28 P 21 8 0 51.2 18 2 15 1 2 .944 2.96 0.81 .956 1.99 1.97 3 1 25% 47% 1
1956 CHW AL 29 P 8 3 0 18.2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.93 0.50 .950 1.93 1.91 0 0 0
1957 CHW AL 30 P 10 0 0 22.1 7 3 3 1 0 .857 2.42 0.60 .963 1.97 2.00 1 2 67% 47% 0
1958 CHW AL 31 P 3 0 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 3.86 0.33 .960 1.93 1.93 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 136 55 15 468.0 158 39 113 6 13 .962 2.92 1.12 .958 2.01 2.00 10 17 63% 47% 7
9 Seasons TOT 136 55 15 468.0 158 39 113 6 13 .962 2.92 1.12 .958 2.01 2.00 10 17 63% 47% 7
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1478), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1372nd), -0.0 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/0.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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