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John O'Brien

John Joseph O'Brien (Chewing Gum)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 13, 1866 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 1891 (Age 25.012)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1891 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Colonels/Senators/Pirates/Grooms/Orioles/... 1891-1899

Final Game: October 7, 1899 (Age 33.086)
Died: May 12, 1913 in Lewiston, ME
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, ME
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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
1891 24 BRO NL 43 182 167 22 41 4 2 0 26 4 12 17 .246 .308 .293 .601 77 49 3 4
1893 26 CHC NL 4 17 14 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 .357 .471 .500 .971 155 7 1 /4
1895 28 LOU NL 128 612 539 82 138 10 4 1 50 15 45 20 .256 .325 .295 .620 64 159 10 18 *4/3
1896 29 TOT NL 122 510 456 62 135 15 4 6 57 8 40 19 .296 .361 .386 .747 98 176 6 8 *4
1896 29 LOU NL 49 201 186 24 63 9 1 2 24 4 13 7 .339 .385 .430 .815 118 80 1 1 4
1896 29 WHS NL 73 309 270 38 72 6 3 4 33 4 27 12 .267 .344 .356 .700 85 96 5 7 4
1897 30 WHS NL 86 353 320 37 78 12 2 3 45 6 19 10 .244 .309 .322 .630 67 103 11 3 4
1899 32 TOT NL 118 467 414 40 89 6 4 2 50 12 36 13 .215 .284 .263 .547 49 109 4 13 *4
1899 32 BLN NL 39 155 135 14 26 4 0 1 17 4 15 6 .193 .283 .244 .527 42 33 2 3 4
1899 32 PIT NL 79 312 279 26 63 2 4 1 33 8 21 7 .226 .285 .272 .557 53 76 2 10 4
6 Yrs 501 2141 1910 246 486 47 17 12 229 45 154 81 .254 .322 .316 .637 72 603 35 42
162 Game Avg. 162 692 618 80 157 15 5 4 74 15 50 26 .254 .322 .316 .637 72 195 11
LOU (2 yrs) 177 813 725 106 201 19 5 3 74 19 58 27 .277 .340 .330 .670 78 239 11 19
WHS (2 yrs) 159 662 590 75 150 18 5 7 78 10 46 22 .254 .325 .337 .662 75 199 16 10
PIT (1 yr) 79 312 279 26 63 2 4 1 33 8 21 7 .226 .285 .272 .557 53 76 2 10
BLN (1 yr) 39 155 135 14 26 4 0 1 17 4 15 6 .193 .283 .244 .527 42 33 2 3
BRO (1 yr) 43 182 167 22 41 4 2 0 26 4 12 17 .246 .308 .293 .601 77 49 3
CHC (1 yr) 4 17 14 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 .357 .471 .500 .971 155 7 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
1891 24 BRO NL 43 182 -4 -1 0 -7 1 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.4 .477 .494 0.2 -0.6 2 4
1893 26 CHC NL 4 17 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /4
1895 28 LOU NL 128 612 -25 -2 0 -2 2 -27 -2.2 20 -7 -0.2 .484 .487 0.0 0.0 -5 *4/3
1896 29 LOU NL 49 201 6 -1 0 -4 1 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .503 .501 1.2 -0.3 13 4
1896 29 WHS NL 73 309 -6 -1 0 -2 1 -7 -0.6 11 4 0.5 .492 .496 0.6 -0.1 6 4
1897 30 WHS NL 86 353 -15 -1 0 -3 1 -17 -1.5 12 -5 -0.3 .483 .491 -0.0 -0.1 -2 4
1899 32 BLN NL 39 155 -11 -0 0 4 0 -7 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .484 .496 -0.4 0.4 -5 4
1899 32 PIT NL 79 312 -18 -0 0 1 1 -16 -1.6 11 -6 -0.4 .481 .491 -0.5 0.2 -7 4
6 Seasons 501 2141 -72 -5 0 -14 8 -83 -7.3 72 -11 -0.0 .486 .492 1.2 -0.5 2
LOU (2 yrs) 177 813 -20 -3 0 -6 3 -25 -2.0 27 2 0.7 .489 .491 1.2 -0.2 8
WHS (2 yrs) 159 662 -21 -1 0 -5 3 -24 -2.1 23 -2 0.2 .487 .493 0.6 -0.2 3
PIT (1 yr) 79 312 -18 -0 0 1 1 -16 -1.6 11 -6 -0.4 .481 .491 -0.5 0.2 -7
BLN (1 yr) 39 155 -11 -0 0 4 0 -7 -0.6 5 -1 -0.1 .484 .496 -0.4 0.4 -5
BRO (1 yr) 43 182 -4 -1 0 -7 1 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.4 .477 .494 0.2 -0.6 2
CHC (1 yr) 4 17 1 0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.2 -0.1 2

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
1891 BRO NL 24 2B 43 219 85 102 32 13 .854 4.35 .929 5.91
1893 CHC NL 26 2B 4 20 10 8 2 1 .900 4.50 .933 5.95
1895 LOU NL 28 2B 125 746 304 396 46 56 .938 5.60 .933 5.70
1895 LOU NL 28 1B 3 37 35 1 1 2 .973 12.00 .978 10.10
1896 TOT NL 29 2B 122 710 291 375 44 52 .938 5.46 .940 5.53
1896 LOU NL 29 2B 49 296 125 147 24 19 .919 5.55 .940 5.53
1896 WHS NL 29 2B 73 414 166 228 20 33 .952 5.40 .940 5.53
1897 WHS NL 30 2B 86 513 223 260 30 43 .942 5.62 .936 5.61
1899 TOT NL 32 2B 118 718 309 375 34 53 .953 5.80 .941 5.55
1899 BLN NL 32 2B 39 238 98 132 8 21 .966 5.90 .941 5.55
1899 PIT NL 32 2B 79 480 211 243 26 32 .946 5.75 .941 5.55
6 Seasons 2B 498 2926 1222 1516 188 218 .936 5.50 .937 5.63
1 Season 1B 3 37 35 1 1 2 .973 12.00 .978 10.10
6 Seasons TOT 501 2963 1257 1517 189 220 .936 5.54 .937 5.65
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

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1895 NL  612 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1895 NL  10 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1895 NL  18 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1895 NL  419 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1895 NL  125 (2nd)
1896 NL  122 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1896 NL  291 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1895 NL  396 (2nd)
1896 NL  375 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1896 NL  44 (3rd)
Career  188 (73rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1895 NL  56 (4th)
1896 NL  52 (5th)
1897 NL  43 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1899 NL  5.80 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1899 NL  .953 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (658th), -0.0 career WAR/-0.0 7yr-peak WAR/-0.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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