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Johnny O'Brien

John Thomas O'Brien

Positions: Second Baseman, Pitcher and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 11, 1930 in South Amboy, NJ
High School: St. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
School: Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1953 (Age 22.129)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves/Cardinals 1953-1959

Final Game: July 19, 1959 (Age 28.220)
Relatives: Brother of Eddie O'Brien
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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
1953 22 PIT NL 89 312 279 28 69 13 2 2 22 1 1 21 36 .247 .309 .330 .639 67 92 9 4 8 4/6
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1955 24 PIT NL 84 304 278 22 83 15 2 1 25 1 1 20 19 .299 .346 .378 .723 94 105 7 1 3 2 1 4
1956 25 PIT NL 73 114 104 13 18 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 7 .173 .209 .183 .392 8 19 2 0 4 1 0 4/16
1957 26 PIT NL 34 39 35 7 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 .314 .368 .429 .797 117 15 1 2 1 0 0 1/64
1958 27 TOT NL 15 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 0 0 /641
1958 27 PIT NL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 27 STL NL 12 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 /641
1959 28 MLN NL 44 133 116 16 23 4 0 1 8 0 0 11 15 .198 .271 .259 .530 48 30 3 1 4 1 1 4
6 Yrs 339 906 815 90 204 35 5 4 59 2 2 59 82 .250 .306 .320 .626 68 261 22 8 20 4 2
162 Game Avg. 162 433 389 43 97 17 2 2 28 1 1 28 39 .250 .306 .320 .626 68 125 11 4 10
PIT (5 yrs) 283 770 697 71 181 31 5 3 51 2 2 47 67 .260 .312 .331 .643 72 231 19 7 16 3 1
MLN (1 yr) 44 133 116 16 23 4 0 1 8 0 0 11 15 .198 .271 .259 .530 48 30 3 1 4 1 1
STL (1 yr) 12 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -3 0 0 0 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
1953 22 PIT NL 89 312 -13 -2 -0 -0 3 -12 -1.3 12 -1 -0.2 .486 .492 -0.0 0.2 -0 4/6
1955 24 PIT NL 84 304 -2 -1 -0 -2 3 -3 -0.4 11 9 0.7 .497 .498 1.1 -0.1 11 4
1956 25 PIT NL 73 114 -13 1 -0 2 1 -9 -1.1 4 -5 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.8 0.3 -7 4/16
1957 26 PIT NL 34 39 1 0 -0 -1 5 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .514 .503 0.6 -0.1 5 1/64
1958 27 PIT NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .490 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1958 27 STL NL 12 3 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /641
1959 28 MLN NL 44 133 -7 0 -0 1 1 -5 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .488 .497 -0.1 0.2 -1 4
6 Seasons 339 906 -35 -1 -2 -1 13 -25 -2.9 33 7 0.4 .492 .496 0.7 0.6 8
PIT (5 yrs) 283 770 -28 -2 -1 -1 12 -20 -2.3 28 8 0.4 .493 .496 0.9 0.4 9
MLN (1 yr) 44 133 -7 0 -0 1 1 -5 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .488 .497 -0.1 0.2 -1
STL (1 yr) 12 3 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 0.0 -0.0 0

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
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 25 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 2.84 8 0 4 0 0 0 19.0 8 6 6 2 9 0 9 2 0 1 73 134 4.53 0.895 3.8 0.9 4.3 4.3 1.00
1957 26 PIT NL 0 3 .000 6.08 16 1 5 0 0 0 40.0 46 32 27 7 24 2 19 1 0 2 188 63 5.66 1.750 10.4 1.6 5.4 4.3 0.79
1958 27 STL NL 0 0 22.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 15 22 3.48 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
3 Yrs 1 3 .250 5.61 25 1 10 0 0 0 61.0 61 43 38 9 35 2 30 3 0 3 276 69 5.23 1.574 9.0 1.3 5.2 4.4 0.86
162 Game Avg. 3 8 .250 5.61 65 3 26 0 0 0 160 160 112 99 24 92 5 78 8 0 8 722 69 5.23 1.574 9.0 1.3 5.2 4.4 0.86
PIT (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 5.03 24 1 9 0 0 0 59.0 54 38 33 9 33 2 28 3 0 3 261 76 5.29 1.475 8.2 1.4 5.0 4.3 0.85
STL (1 yr) 0 0 22.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 15 22 3.48 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
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
1956 25 PIT NL 19.0 8 0 6 2.84 4.26 -0.02 0.00 101.8 4.35 3 0.4 .5 -0.1 0.5 5 .549 .502
1957 26 PIT NL 40.0 16 1 32 7.20 4.58 0.35 0.00 97.1 4.11 -13 -1.3 .4 0.3 -0.6 -10 .417 .492
1958 27 STL NL 2.0 1 0 5 22.50 4.29 0.05 0.00 110.0 4.66 -4 -0.3 .0 0.1 -0.1 -4 .210 .498
3 Seasons 61.0 25 1 43 6.34 4.47 0.22 0.00 99.0 4.20 -14 -1.2 .4 0.3 -0.3 -8 .451 .495
PIT (2 yrs) 59.0 24 1 38 5.80 4.48 0.23 0.00 98.6 4.19 -10 -0.9 .5 0.1 -0.2 -5 .461 .495
STL (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 5 22.50 4.29 0.05 0.00 110.0 4.66 -4 -0.3 .0 0.1 -0.1 -4 .210 .498

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1953 PIT NL 22 2B 77 73 64 645.2 389 172 210 7 48 .982 -0 -0 5.32 4.96 .972 5.44 5.33
1953 PIT NL 22 SS 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -720 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.90
1955 PIT NL 24 2B 78 75 72 672.2 418 185 220 13 53 .969 -2 -4 5.42 5.19 .974 5.48 5.43
1956 PIT NL 25 2B 53 28 14 253.2 172 67 98 7 17 .959 2 11 5.85 3.11 .980 5.34 5.28
1956 PIT NL 25 P 8 0 0 19.0 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .965 2.04 2.02 0 1 100% 41% 0
1956 PIT NL 25 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .960 4.50 4.90
1957 PIT NL 26 P 16 1 0 40.0 7 2 4 1 0 .857 1.35 0.38 .961 2.07 2.08 1 0 0% 39% 1
1957 PIT NL 26 SS 8 7 3 57.0 26 11 12 3 2 .885 -1 -23 3.63 2.88 .958 4.82 4.85
1957 PIT NL 26 2B 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 72 1.80 0.50 .980 5.40 5.40
1958 STL NL 27 SS 5 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 0.40 .965 5.14 5.08
1958 STL NL 27 2B 1 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 2.00 .975 5.40 5.30
1958 STL NL 27 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00 0 0 0
1959 MLN NL 28 2B 37 34 22 296.0 155 70 83 2 24 .987 1 4 4.65 4.14 .976 5.27 5.22
6 Seasons 2B 248 210 172 1877.0 1137 497 611 29 142 .974 1 1 5.31 4.47 .975 5.41 5.33
3 Seasons P 25 1 0 61.0 9 2 4 3 0 .667 0.89 0.24 .962 2.05 2.06 1 1 50% 40% 1
4 Seasons SS 15 7 3 65.1 29 12 14 3 2 .897 -1 -26 3.58 1.73 .959 4.85 4.93
6 Seasons TOT 288 218 175 2003.1 1175 511 629 35 144 .970 -1 -0 5.12 3.96 .974 5.29 5.03 1 1 50% 40% 1
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

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1953 NL  5.32 (4th)
1955 NL  5.42 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  5.19 (5th)

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