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Jimmy Ripple

James Albert Ripple

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 14, 1909 in Export, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1936 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Dodgers/Athletics 1936-1943

Final Game: September 12, 1943 (Age 33)
Died: July 16, 1959 in Greensburg, PA
Buried: Eastview Cemetery, Delmont, PA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1936 NYG NL 26 OF 76 73 68 199 190 5 4 1 .980 2.57 .973 2.38
1936 NYG NL 26 CF 74 72 68 195 186 5 4 1 .979 2.58 .979 2.84
1936 NYG NL 26 RF 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .965 2.10
1937 NYG NL 27 OF 111 100 93 203 193 6 4 1 .980 1.79 .974 2.24
1937 NYG NL 27 RF 57 49 49 90 86 4 0 0 1.000 1.58 .972 1.99
1937 NYG NL 27 CF 53 51 44 113 107 2 4 1 .965 2.06 .977 2.63
1937 NYG NL 27 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1938 NYG NL 28 OF 131 128 122 255 236 13 6 2 .976 1.90 .976 2.34
1938 NYG NL 28 RF 114 113 109 213 198 12 3 2 .986 1.84 .978 2.08
1938 NYG NL 28 CF 18 15 13 42 38 1 3 0 .929 2.17 .978 2.73
1939 TOT NL 29 OF 51 48 48 93 91 2 0 0 1.000 1.82 .975 2.32
1939 TOT NL 29 RF 26 24 24 41 39 2 0 0 1.000 1.58 .973 2.12
1939 TOT NL 29 LF 20 20 20 40 40 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .974 2.16
1939 TOT NL 29 CF 5 4 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 .978 2.70
1939 NYG NL 29 OF 23 20 20 38 36 2 0 0 1.000 1.65 .975 2.32
1939 NYG NL 29 RF 11 9 9 13 11 2 0 0 1.000 1.18 .973 2.12
1939 NYG NL 29 LF 8 8 8 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 2.13 .974 2.16
1939 NYG NL 29 CF 4 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .978 2.70
1939 BRO NL 29 OF 28 28 28 55 55 0 0 0 1.000 1.96 .975 2.32
1939 BRO NL 29 RF 15 15 15 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 1.87 .973 2.12
1939 BRO NL 29 LF 12 12 12 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 1.92 .974 2.16
1939 BRO NL 29 CF 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .978 2.70
1940 TOT NL 30 OF 33 33 26 55 55 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .977 2.32
1940 TOT NL 30 LF 28 28 22 49 49 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 .974 2.26
1940 TOT NL 30 RF 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.02
1940 BRO NL 30 OF 3 3 3 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 3.33 .977 2.33
1940 BRO NL 30 LF 2 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .974 2.25
1940 BRO NL 30 RF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.00
1940 CIN NL 30 OF 30 30 23 45 45 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.32
1940 CIN NL 30 LF 26 26 20 41 41 0 0 0 1.000 1.58 .974 2.26
1940 CIN NL 30 RF 3 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .975 2.03
1940 CIN NL 30 CF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.70
1941 CIN NL 31 OF 25 24 21 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 1.48 .975 2.31
1941 CIN NL 31 RF 18 18 16 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 1.61 .968 1.93
1941 CIN NL 31 LF 7 6 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.29 .976 2.31
1943 PHA AL 33 OF 31 31 30 55 55 0 0 0 1.000 1.77 .977 2.47
1943 PHA AL 33 RF 21 21 21 39 39 0 0 0 1.000 1.86 .973 2.21
1943 PHA AL 33 LF 10 10 9 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.60 .979 2.38
7 Seasons OF 458 437 408 897 856 27 14 5 .984 1.93 .975 2.33
7 Seasons RF 241 230 223 420 398 19 3 3 .993 1.73 .975 2.06
5 Seasons CF 151 143 129 363 344 8 11 2 .970 2.33 .978 2.75
5 Seasons LF 66 64 56 114 114 0 0 0 1.000 1.73 .975 2.25
7 Seasons TOT 458 437 408 897 856 27 14 5 .984 1.93 .975 2.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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.
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1936 NYG NL 26 CF
1936 NYG NL 26 RF
1937 NYG NL 27 RF
1937 NYG NL 27 CF
1937 NYG NL 27 LF
1938 NYG NL 28 RF
1938 NYG NL 28 CF
1939 NYG NL 29 RF
1939 NYG NL 29 LF
1939 NYG NL 29 CF
1939 BRO NL 29 RF
1939 BRO NL 29 LF
1939 BRO NL 29 CF
1940 BRO NL 30 LF
1940 BRO NL 30 RF
1940 CIN NL 30 LF
1940 CIN NL 30 RF
1940 CIN NL 30 CF
1941 CIN NL 31 RF
1941 CIN NL 31 LF
1943 PHA AL 33 RF
1943 PHA AL 33 LF
7 Seasons RF
5 Seasons CF
5 Seasons LF
7 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1936 NYG NL 26 96 73 96 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 1 75 0 21 0
1937 NYG NL 27 121 100 121 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 53 57 111 0 10 0
1938 NYG NL 28 134 128 134 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 114 131 0 3 0
1939 NYG NL 29 66 20 66 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 11 23 0 43 0
1939 BRO NL 29 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 15 28 0 0 0
1940 CIN NL 30 32 30 32 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1 3 30 0 2 0
1940 BRO NL 30 7 3 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 4 0
1941 CIN NL 31 38 24 38 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 18 25 0 13 0
1943 PHA AL 33 32 31 32 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 21 31 0 1 0
7 Seasons 554 437 554 457 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 151 241 457 0 97 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1940 CIN NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 44% 91% 31% 2 100%
1940 BRO NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 68% 79% 29% 2 100%
1941 CIN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 229 48% 82% 22% 8 75%
1943 PHA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 33.3% 8 0 0.0% 0 268 50% 84% 29% 32 41%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 14 5 35.7% 9 0 0.0% 0 643 49% 84% 27% 44 52%
MLB Averages 45.7% 3.1% 60% 84% 30% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1940 CIN NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 475 60% 83% 27% 33 67%
1940 BRO NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 82 33% 95% 32% 8 100%
1941 CIN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 54 78% 91% 22% 8 50%
1943 PHA AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 53% 69% 32% 2 100%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 6 4 66.7% 2 0 0.0% 0 670 58% 84% 28% 51 71%
MLB Averages 58.0% 2.8% 60% 84% 30% 62%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  114 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  198 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  2 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  1.84 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  .986 (2nd)

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