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Jim Norris

James Francis Norris

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 20, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Seaford HS (Seaford, NY)
School: University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 1971 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1977 (Age 28)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Rangers 1977-1980

Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 31)
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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
1977 28 CLE AL 133 517 440 59 119 23 6 2 37 26 17 64 57 .270 .360 .364 .724 102 160 10 0 9 4 4 *89/37
1978 29 CLE AL 113 365 315 41 89 14 5 2 27 12 7 42 20 .283 .364 .378 .742 111 119 6 0 5 3 4 97D/38
1979 30 CLE AL 124 407 353 50 87 15 6 3 30 15 10 44 35 .246 .328 .348 .676 83 123 12 0 6 3 1 798D
1980 31 TEX AL 119 205 174 23 43 5 0 0 16 6 3 23 16 .247 .327 .276 .603 71 48 11 0 3 5 2 983/7D
4 Yrs 489 1494 1282 173 338 57 17 7 110 59 37 173 128 .264 .348 .351 .699 95 450 39 0 23 15 11
162 Game Avg. 162 495 425 57 112 19 6 2 36 20 12 57 42 .264 .348 .351 .699 95 149 13 0 8 5 4
CLE (3 yrs) 370 1289 1108 150 295 52 17 7 94 53 34 150 112 .266 .351 .363 .714 98 402 28 0 20 10 9
TEX (1 yr) 119 205 174 23 43 5 0 0 16 6 3 23 16 .247 .327 .276 .603 71 48 11 0 3 5 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
1977 28 CLE AL 133 517 1 -1 0 9 -2 8 0.9 19 26 2.7 .506 .505 1.7 0.8 17 $19,000 *89/37
1978 29 CLE AL 113 365 4 1 1 2 -5 4 0.4 13 17 1.7 .504 .503 1.5 -0.2 14 97D/38
1979 30 CLE AL 124 407 -6 0 -1 3 -4 -8 -0.8 15 7 0.6 .493 .495 0.3 -0.1 4 $55,000 798D
1980 31 TEX AL 119 205 -9 1 -1 -8 -3 -20 -2.0 7 -13 -1.4 .482 .487 -0.6 -1.0 -5 983/7D
4 Seasons 489 1494 -9 1 -1 7 -15 -17 -1.4 53 36 3.6 .497 .497 2.9 -0.6 30 $74,000
CLE (3 yrs) 370 1289 -0 0 1 14 -12 3 0.6 46 49 5.0 .501 .501 3.5 0.4 35 $74,000
TEX (1 yr) 119 205 -9 1 -1 -8 -3 -20 -2.0 7 -13 -1.4 .482 .487 -0.6 -1.0 -5

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
1977 CLE AL 28 OF 124 115 100 1033.0 335 320 9 6 1 .982 10 11 2.87 2.65 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 CLE AL 28 CF 73 67 63 607.1 215 205 5 5 0 .977 4 8 3.11 2.88 .983 2.83 2.81
1977 CLE AL 28 RF 50 48 37 421.0 119 114 4 1 1 .992 6 17 2.52 2.36 .974 2.08 2.07
1977 CLE AL 28 1B 3 0 0 7.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -34 7.71 2.00 .990 10.03 9.93
1977 CLE AL 28 LF 3 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -103 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.10
1978 CLE AL 29 OF 78 66 47 580.2 161 153 6 2 2 .988 2 4 2.46 2.04 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 CLE AL 29 RF 51 43 31 374.1 98 94 3 1 2 .990 -1 -2 2.33 1.90 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 CLE AL 29 LF 26 20 15 181.1 48 45 3 0 0 1.000 3 17 2.38 1.85 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 CLE AL 29 DH 15 11
1978 CLE AL 29 1B 6 4 4 43.2 45 43 2 0 4 1.000 0 8 9.27 7.50 .992 10.06 9.95
1978 CLE AL 29 CF 5 3 1 25.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 0 10 3.60 2.00 .984 2.95 2.94
1979 CLE AL 30 OF 93 75 64 714.0 220 214 2 4 0 .982 3 5 2.72 2.32 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 CLE AL 30 LF 47 39 33 354.1 87 84 1 2 0 .977 -5 -16 2.16 1.81 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 CLE AL 30 RF 28 16 14 168.0 58 56 1 1 0 .983 4 30 3.05 2.04 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 CLE AL 30 CF 23 20 17 191.2 78 77 0 1 0 .987 3 21 3.62 3.35 .983 2.92 2.88
1979 CLE AL 30 DH 13 12
1980 TEX AL 31 OF 82 28 21 365.1 76 73 3 0 0 1.000 -7 -22 1.87 0.93 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 TEX AL 31 RF 58 18 15 241.1 47 44 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 1.75 0.81 .975 2.13 2.12
1980 TEX AL 31 CF 21 7 3 85.0 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -55 2.44 1.10 .983 2.92 2.91
1980 TEX AL 31 1B 10 1 0 25.2 24 23 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -47 8.42 2.40 .992 10.03 10.00
1980 TEX AL 31 LF 7 3 3 39.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -52 1.62 1.00 .980 2.35 2.34
1980 TEX AL 31 DH 4 0
4 Seasons OF 377 284 232 2693.0 792 760 20 12 3 .985 8 3 2.61 2.07 .979 2.42 2.40
4 Seasons RF 187 125 97 1204.2 322 308 11 3 3 .991 8 8 2.38 1.71 .976 2.16 2.15
4 Seasons CF 122 97 84 909.0 327 315 5 7 0 .979 3 5 3.17 2.62 .983 2.86 2.85
4 Seasons LF 83 62 51 579.1 142 136 4 2 0 .986 -4 -9 2.17 1.69 .978 2.22 2.20
3 Seasons 1B 19 5 4 76.1 75 72 3 0 6 1.000 -1 -14 8.84 3.95 .992 10.05 9.97
4 Seasons TOT 396 289 236 2769.1 867 832 23 12 9 .986 7 3 2.78 2.16 .980 2.63 2.77
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1977 AL  26 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1977 AL  17 (6th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (3rd)
1979 AL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1977 AL  10 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1977 AL  2.87 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2219), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (307th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197728Cleveland Indians$19,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
197930Cleveland Indians$55,0004/28/79 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$74,000
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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