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Jack O'Brien

John K. O'Brien
born John K. Bryne

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 184 lb.

Born: June 12, 1860 in Philadelphia, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 1882 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Orioles/Grays 1882-1890

Final Game: September 16, 1890 (Age 30)
Died: November 20, 1910 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1882 22 PHA AA 62 254 241 44 73 13 3 3 37 13 .303 .339 .419 .758 144 101 2O/35
1883 23 PHA AA 94 415 390 74 113 14 10 0 70 25 .290 .333 .377 .709 121 147 2O5/6
1884 24 PHA AA 36 150 138 25 39 6 1 1 9 .283 .340 .362 .702 123 50 3 2/O3
1885 25 PHA AA 62 250 225 35 60 9 1 2 30 20 .267 .340 .342 .682 111 77 5 2/63O5
1886 26 PHA AA 105 468 423 65 107 25 7 0 56 23 38 .253 .325 .345 .670 111 146 7 2536/4O
1887 27 BRO AA 30 129 123 18 28 4 1 1 17 8 6 7 .228 .264 .301 .564 55 37 0 2/O4
1888 28 BAL AA 57 217 196 25 44 11 5 0 18 14 17 24 .224 .300 .332 .631 107 65 4 2O/3
1890 30 PHA AA 109 497 433 80 113 24 14 4 80 31 52 .261 .356 .409 .765 126 177 12 *3/2O
8 Yrs 555 2380 2169 366 577 106 42 11 308 76 180 31 .266 .331 .369 .700 116 800 31
162 Game Avg. 162 695 633 107 168 31 12 3 90 53 .266 .331 .369 .700 116 234
PHA (6 yrs) 468 2034 1850 323 505 91 36 10 273 54 157 .273 .339 .377 .716 121 698 27
BAL (1 yr) 57 217 196 25 44 11 5 0 18 14 17 24 .224 .300 .332 .631 107 65 4
BRO (1 yr) 30 129 123 18 28 4 1 1 17 8 6 7 .228 .264 .301 .564 55 37 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
1882 22 PHA AA 62 254 11 0 0 9 2 22 2.0 5 27 2.6 .533 .513 1.8 1.1 18 $450 2O/35
1883 23 PHA AA 94 415 9 0 0 0 3 12 1.0 9 21 2.0 .511 .507 2.0 0.3 21 $1,200 2O5/6
1884 24 PHA AA 36 150 4 0 0 2 2 8 0.6 3 11 0.9 .519 .504 0.9 0.3 9 $2,000 2/O3
1885 25 PHA AA 62 250 4 0 0 -4 3 3 0.3 5 8 0.9 .504 .502 1.2 -0.0 12 $2,200 2/63O5
1886 26 PHA AA 105 468 7 -0 0 -8 4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .502 .501 1.9 -0.4 20 2536/4O
1887 27 BRO AA 30 129 -9 0 0 -4 1 -12 -0.9 3 -9 -0.6 .470 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -5 2/O4
1888 28 BAL AA 57 217 2 0 0 -3 2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .501 0.8 -0.1 9 2O/3
1890 30 PHA AA 109 497 14 0 0 -4 -0 10 0.7 12 21 1.9 .508 .505 2.4 -0.4 25 *3/2O
8 Seasons 555 2380 41 0 0 -12 17 46 4.0 51 97 9.6 .508 .504 10.6 0.5 109 $5,850
PHA (6 yrs) 468 2034 48 -0 0 -5 14 56 4.8 44 100 9.6 .511 .505 10.1 0.8 105 $5,850
BAL (1 yr) 57 217 2 0 0 -3 2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .502 .501 0.8 -0.1 9
BRO (1 yr) 30 129 -9 0 0 -4 1 -12 -0.9 3 -9 -0.6 .470 .494 -0.3 -0.2 -5

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1882 PHA AA 22 C 45 293 205 66 22 1 .925 6.02 .880 6.30 29 0 0
1882 PHA AA 22 OF 18 39 21 12 6 0 .846 1.83 .848 1.83 0-6-12
1882 PHA AA 22 1B 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .957 10.50
1882 PHA AA 22 3B 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .800 3.70
1883 PHA AA 23 C 58 410 301 58 51 3 .876 6.19 .890 6.68 57 0 0
1883 PHA AA 23 OF 25 68 54 6 8 2 .882 2.40 .851 1.80 0-25-0
1883 PHA AA 23 3B 19 56 16 24 16 3 .714 2.11 .840 3.33
1883 PHA AA 23 SS 1 3 1 1 1 0 .667 2.00 .837 3.90
1884 PHA AA 24 C 30 228 169 43 16 6 .930 7.07 .913 7.44 30 0 0
1884 PHA AA 24 OF 5 15 11 1 3 1 .800 2.40 .847 1.64 0-5-0
1884 PHA AA 24 1B 1 16 15 1 0 1 1.000 16.00 .958 10.60
1885 PHA AA 25 C 43 278 193 58 27 3 .903 5.84 .908 6.94 48 0 0
1885 PHA AA 25 SS 9 45 8 29 8 2 .822 4.11 .879 4.69
1885 PHA AA 25 1B 7 68 66 2 0 4 1.000 9.71 .966 10.63
1885 PHA AA 25 OF 3 9 6 0 3 0 .667 2.00 .879 1.87 0-0-3
1885 PHA AA 25 3B 2 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 4.50 .860 3.00
1886 PHA AA 26 C 36 244 172 52 20 3 .918 6.22 .910 7.19 54 0 0
1886 PHA AA 26 3B 27 110 21 69 20 3 .818 3.33 .849 3.18
1886 PHA AA 26 1B 24 225 209 4 12 15 .947 8.88 .968 10.27
1886 PHA AA 26 SS 10 45 8 26 11 2 .756 3.40 .854 4.56
1886 PHA AA 26 2B 7 38 14 18 6 3 .842 4.57 .908 6.07
1886 PHA AA 26 OF 3 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.00 .878 1.80 0-0-3
1887 BRO AA 27 C 25 161 95 40 26 4 .839 5.40 .893 6.26 29 0 0
1887 BRO AA 27 OF 4 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0.75 .898 2.05 1-0-3
1887 BRO AA 27 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .905 6.00
1888 BAL AA 28 C 37 268 205 43 20 4 .925 6.70 .914 7.13 30 0 0
1888 BAL AA 28 OF 13 10 5 0 5 0 .500 0.38 .907 1.83 4-0-9
1888 BAL AA 28 1B 7 77 76 0 1 5 .987 10.86 .976 10.66
1890 PHA AA 30 1B 109 1096 1018 52 26 61 .976 9.82 .973 10.30
1890 PHA AA 30 C 1 5 2 2 1 1 .800 4.00 .924 6.50 2 2 2 50% 38%
1890 PHA AA 30 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .920 1.80 0-0-1
8 Seasons C 275 1887 1342 362 183 25 .903 6.20 .900 6.83 279 2 2 50% 38%
6 Seasons 1B 149 1489 1391 59 39 86 .974 9.73 .972 10.33
8 Seasons OF 72 150 103 20 27 3 .820 1.71 .858 1.82 5-36-31
4 Seasons 3B 49 179 41 102 36 7 .799 2.92 .846 3.24
3 Seasons SS 20 93 17 56 20 4 .785 3.65 .865 4.58
2 Seasons 2B 8 40 14 20 6 3 .850 4.25 .908 6.06
8 Seasons TOT 573 3838 2908 619 311 128 .919 6.16 .923 6.71 5-36-31 279 2 2 50% 38%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1882 AA  2.6 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1882 AA  2.6 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1882 AA  1.8 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1882 AA  1.1 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1882 AA  .303 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1882 AA  .339 (4th)
1883 AA  .333 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1882 AA  .419 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1882 AA  .758 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1882 AA  13 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1883 AA  10 (7th)
1890 AA  14 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1882 AA  3 (4th)
1890 AA  4 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1882 AA  37 (5th)
1883 AA  70 (3rd)
1890 AA  80 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1883 AA  25 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1882 AA  144 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1882 AA  34 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1882 AA  12 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1882 AA  1.4 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1882 AA  19 (10th)
1890 AA  42 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1883 AA  138 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1882 AA  .723 (4th)
1883 AA  .628 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1886 AA  7 (10th)
1890 AA  12 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1882 AA  80.3 (4th)

Putoutss c a p y
1890 AA  1,021 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1883 AA  76 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1882 AA  45 (5th)
1883 AA  58 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1882 AA  205 (5th)
1883 AA  301 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1882 AA  66 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1883 AA  51 (4th)
Career  183 (51st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1884 AA  6 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
Career  279 (23rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  109 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  1,018 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  52 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  26 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  61 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1882 AA  6.02 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1882 AA  .925 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1890 AA  .976 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 33 (750), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (163rd), 9.6 career WAR/10.2 7yr-peak WAR/9.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
188222Philadelphia Athletics$450Preston Orem 172
188323Philadelphia Athletics$1,20012/5/83 Sporting Life
188424Philadelphia Athletics$2,00010/29/1883 Sporting Life
188525Philadelphia Athletics$2,200Preston Orem 172
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,850
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: John jach Jack jakie joe K. O'Brien obrien

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