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Doc McJames

James McCutchen McJames
born James Mc Cutchen James

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Unknown, Throws: Right

Born: August 27, 1874 in Williamsburg County, SC
School: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1895 (Age 21.028, 1,903rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1896 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Superbas/Orioles 1895-1901

Last Game: July 13, 1901 (Age 26.320)
Died: September 23, 1901 in Charleston, SC
Buried: St. David Cemetery, Cheraw, SC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 18, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1001. David Weathers… #1002. Trevor Cahill… #1003. Vern Kennedy… #1004. DOC MCJAMES… #1005. Brett Tomko… #1006. Tom Ferrick… #1007. Justin Thompson… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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
1895 20 WHS NL 1 1 .500 1.59 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 17 11 3 0 16 9 0 0 1 82 309 5.34 1.941 9.0 0.0 8.5 4.8 0.56
1896 21 WHS NL 12 20 .375 4.27 37 33 3 29 0 1 280.1 310 208 133 2 135 103 6 0 24 1256 103 4.16 1.587 10.0 0.1 4.3 3.3 0.76
1897 22 WHS NL 15 23 .395 3.61 44 39 5 33 3 2 323.2 361 212 130 7 137 156 21 0 21 1448 119 4.10 1.539 10.0 0.2 3.8 4.3 1.14
1898 23 BLN NL 27 15 .643 2.36 45 42 3 40 2 0 374.0 327 148 98 5 113 178 12 0 13 1525 153 2.99 1.176 7.9 0.1 2.7 4.3 1.58
1899 24 BRO NL 19 15 .559 3.50 37 34 3 27 1 1 275.1 295 166 107 4 122 105 10 1 16 1210 111 3.80 1.515 9.6 0.1 4.0 3.4 0.86
1901 26 BRO NL 5 6 .455 4.75 13 12 1 6 0 0 91.0 104 71 48 1 40 42 7 0 4 412 71 3.70 1.582 10.3 0.1 4.0 4.2 1.05
6 Yrs 79 80 .497 3.43 178 162 15 137 6 4 1361.1 1414 816 519 19 563 593 56 1 79 5933 116 3.74 1.452 9.3 0.1 3.7 3.9 1.05
162 Game Avg. 16 16 .497 3.43 36 32 3 27 1 1 272 283 163 104 4 113 119 11 0 16 1187 116 3.74 1.452 9.3 0.1 3.7 3.9 1.05
WHS (3 yrs) 28 44 .389 3.86 83 74 8 64 3 3 621.0 688 431 266 9 288 268 27 0 46 2786 113 4.16 1.572 10.0 0.1 4.2 3.9 0.93
BRO (2 yrs) 24 21 .533 3.81 50 46 4 33 1 1 366.1 399 237 155 5 162 147 17 1 20 1622 99 3.78 1.531 9.8 0.1 4.0 3.6 0.91
BLN (1 yr) 27 15 .643 2.36 45 42 3 40 2 0 374.0 327 148 98 5 113 178 12 0 13 1525 153 2.99 1.176 7.9 0.1 2.7 4.3 1.58
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
1895 20 WHS NL 17.0 2 2 11 5.82 6.60 -0.36 0.00 101.0 7.03 3 0.2 -0.0 0.4 5 .615 .501
1896 21 WHS NL 280.1 37 33 208 6.68 6.02 -0.26 0.00 101.0 6.35 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.3 2.2 26 .493 .498
1897 22 WHS NL 323.2 44 39 212 5.89 5.89 -0.06 0.00 101.0 6.01 12 1.0 1.0 -0.2 3.9 45 .523 .506
1898 23 BLN NL 374.0 45 42 148 3.56 4.86 0.32 0.00 99.0 4.49 48 4.9 1.0 -0.3 8.1 78 .609 .530 $2,100
1899 24 BRO NL 275.1 37 34 166 5.43 5.18 0.21 0.00 102.0 5.06 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.3 2.0 20 .491 .498
1901 26 BRO NL 91.0 13 12 71 7.02 4.52 -0.01 0.00 101.0 4.57 -24 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.4 -16 .340 .487 $3,000
6 Seasons 1361.1 178 162 816 5.39 5.41 0.06 0.00 100.7 5.39 32 3.5 1.0 -1.3 15.1 158 .520 .508 $5,100
WHS (3 yrs) 621.0 83 74 431 6.25 5.97 -0.16 0.00 101.0 6.19 12 1.0 1.0 -0.5 6.4 76 .512 .503
BRO (2 yrs) 366.1 50 46 237 5.82 5.01 0.16 0.00 101.8 4.94 -27 -2.4 1.0 -0.4 0.6 4 .452 .495 $3,000
BLN (1 yr) 374.0 45 42 148 3.56 4.86 0.32 0.00 99.0 4.49 48 4.9 1.0 -0.3 8.1 78 .609 .530 $2,100

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
1895 20 WHS NL 2 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 -26 1 0 0 /1
1896 21 WHS NL 37 117 111 8 18 1 0 0 5 1 3 19 .162 .184 .171 .355 -6 19 0 3 1
1897 22 WHS NL 44 129 124 12 21 1 2 0 13 1 5 19 .169 .202 .210 .411 9 26 0 0 1
1898 23 BLN NL 45 155 149 12 27 7 1 0 14 2 5 20 .181 .208 .242 .449 27 36 0 1 1
1899 24 BRO NL 37 114 112 8 19 4 1 0 6 1 2 22 .170 .184 .223 .407 10 25 0 0 1
1901 26 BRO NL 13 36 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .029 .083 .029 .113 -67 1 0 0 1
6 Yrs 178 558 537 42 87 13 4 0 39 5 17 92 .162 .188 .201 .389 6 108 0 4
162 Game Avg. 162 508 489 38 79 12 4 0 35 5 15 84 .162 .188 .201 .389 6 98 0 4
WHS (3 yrs) 83 253 242 21 40 2 2 0 19 2 8 38 .165 .192 .190 .382 1 46 0 3
BRO (2 yrs) 50 150 146 9 20 4 1 0 6 1 4 34 .137 .160 .178 .338 -7 26 0 0
BLN (1 yr) 45 155 149 12 27 7 1 0 14 2 5 20 .181 .208 .242 .449 27 36 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
1895 20 WHS NL 2 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .464 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1896 21 WHS NL 37 117 -20 -0 0 0 9 -11 -0.9 0 -11 -0.9 .475 .494 -0.9 0.0 -11 1
1897 22 WHS NL 44 129 -19 -0 0 0 10 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .484 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 1
1898 23 BLN NL 45 155 -15 0 0 0 9 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .488 .497 -0.6 0.0 -6 $2,100 1
1899 24 BRO NL 37 114 -16 0 0 0 9 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 -0.0 -7 1
1901 26 BRO NL 13 36 -7 0 0 0 3 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .461 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 $3,000 1
6 Seasons 178 558 -78 0 0 0 40 -38 -3.5 0 -38 -3.5 .481 .496 -3.4 -0.0 -38 $5,100
WHS (3 yrs) 83 253 -40 -0 0 0 19 -21 -1.8 0 -21 -1.8 .479 .495 -1.7 0.0 -21
BRO (2 yrs) 50 150 -23 0 0 0 11 -12 -1.1 0 -12 -1.1 .478 .496 -1.1 -0.0 -12 $3,000
BLN (1 yr) 45 155 -15 0 0 0 9 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .488 .497 -0.6 0.0 -6 $2,100

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
1895 WHS NL 20 P 2 17.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.12 2.00 .918 2.54 2.45
1896 WHS NL 21 P 37 280.1 84 9 66 9 2 .893 2.41 2.03 .916 2.72 2.62
1897 WHS NL 22 P 44 323.2 86 7 72 7 1 .919 2.20 1.80 .920 2.54 2.45
1898 BLN NL 23 P 45 374.0 89 12 70 7 1 .921 1.97 1.82 .918 2.65 2.55
1899 BRO NL 24 P 37 275.1 91 6 78 7 3 .923 2.75 2.27 .910 2.68 2.57
1901 BRO NL 26 P 13 91.0 24 2 17 5 0 .792 1.88 1.46 .934 2.75 2.72
6 Seasons P 178 1361.1 378 36 307 35 7 .907 2.27 1.93 .917 2.65 2.56
6 Seasons TOT 178 1361.1 378 36 307 35 7 .907 2.27 1.93 .917 2.65 2.56
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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1898 NL  7.5 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1898 NL  8.1 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1897 NL  3.61 (10th)
1898 NL  2.36 (4th)

Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  27 (3rd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1898 NL  1.176 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1898 NL  7.869 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1896 NL  3.307 (3rd)
1897 NL  4.338 (2nd)
1898 NL  4.283 (3rd)
1899 NL  3.432 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1897 NL  44 (5th)
1898 NL  45 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1896 NL  1 (4th)
1897 NL  2 (3rd)
1899 NL  1 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1897 NL  323.7 (8th)
1898 NL  374.0 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1896 NL  103 (7th)
1897 NL  156 (1st)
1898 NL  178 (2nd)
1899 NL  105 (8th)

Games Started s c a p y
1897 NL  39 (6th)
1898 NL  42 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1898 NL  40 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1897 NL  3 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1896 NL  135 (7th)
1897 NL  137 (5th)
1898 NL  113 (8th)
1899 NL  122 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1898 NL  1.575 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1896 NL  0.064 (4th)
Career  0.126 (65th)

Losses s c a p y
1896 NL  20 (9th)
1897 NL  23 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1896 NL  24 (2nd)
1897 NL  21 (2nd)
1898 NL  13 (4th)
1899 NL  16 (3rd)
Career  79 (196th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1897 NL  21 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1897 NL  1,448 (7th)
1898 NL  1,525 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1898 NL  153 (4th)
Career  116 (185th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1898 NL  2.99 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1898 NL  49 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1898 NL  4.9 (3rd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1897 NL  44 (5th)
1898 NL  45 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (434), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 52 (498), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 19 (667), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (788th), 11.7 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 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
1898 23 Baltimore Orioles $2,100 ? 1/14/1899 Sporting Life
1901 26 Brooklyn Superbas $3,000 ? 5/20/01 Dayton Herald, per 1995 BRJ 24
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,100
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 Doc McCutchen McJames

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