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Jim Rivera

Manuel Joseph Rivera (Jungle Jim)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: July 22, 1921 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1952 (Age 30.268, 8,453rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/Athletics 1952-1961

Final Game: September 30, 1961 (Age 40.070)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1663. Gates Brown… #1664. Ryan Hanigan… #1665. Adam Everett… #1666. JIM RIVERA… #1667. Max Alvis… #1668. Possum Whitted… #1669. Drew Stubbs… 

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
1952 30 TOT AL 150 595 537 72 136 20 9 7 48 21 9 50 86 .253 .319 .363 .682 88 195 4 2 6 *8/7
1952 30 SLB AL 97 371 336 45 86 13 6 4 30 8 7 29 59 .256 .319 .366 .685 89 123 3 2 4 O8/7
1952 30 CHW AL 53 224 201 27 50 7 3 3 18 13 2 21 27 .249 .320 .358 .678 88 72 1 0 2 8O
1953 31 CHW AL 156 639 567 79 147 26 16 11 78 22 15 53 70 .259 .329 .420 .749 98 238 15 6 13 *O8/9
1954 32 CHW AL 145 552 490 62 140 16 8 13 61 18 10 49 68 .286 .356 .431 .787 112 211 7 6 5 2 *98/7
1955 33 CHW AL 147 530 454 71 120 24 4 10 52 25 16 62 59 .264 .352 .401 .753 101 182 5 1 10 3 6 *98/7
1956 34 CHW AL 139 555 491 76 125 23 5 12 66 20 9 49 75 .255 .322 .395 .718 88 194 3 3 6 6 2 *98
1957 35 CHW AL 125 451 402 51 103 21 6 14 52 18 2 40 80 .256 .326 .443 .769 108 178 11 3 3 3 6 93/87
1958 36 CHW AL 116 309 276 37 62 8 4 9 35 21 3 24 49 .225 .282 .380 .663 82 105 7 1 1 7 5 79/8
1959 37 CHW AL 80 192 177 18 39 9 4 4 19 5 3 11 19 .220 .266 .384 .650 77 68 1 1 0 3 3 97
1960 38 CHW AL 48 20 17 17 5 0 0 1 1 4 0 3 3 .294 .400 .471 .871 135 8 0 0 0 0 0 9/78
1961 39 TOT AL 65 165 141 20 34 8 0 2 10 6 3 24 14 .241 .352 .340 .692 87 48 3 0 0 0 0 9/8
1961 39 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 39 KCA AL 64 165 141 20 34 8 0 2 10 6 2 24 14 .241 .352 .340 .692 87 48 3 0 0 0 0 9/8
10 Yrs 1171 4008 3552 503 911 155 56 83 422 160 70 365 523 .256 .328 .402 .729 96 1427 56 23 44 24 22
162 Game Avg. 162 554 491 70 126 21 8 11 58 22 10 50 72 .256 .328 .402 .729 96 197 8 3 6
CHW (10 yrs) 1010 3472 3075 438 791 134 50 77 382 146 61 312 450 .257 .328 .408 .736 98 1256 50 21 40 24 22
KCA (1 yr) 64 165 141 20 34 8 0 2 10 6 2 24 14 .241 .352 .340 .692 87 48 3 0 0 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 97 371 336 45 86 13 6 4 30 8 7 29 59 .256 .319 .366 .685 89 123 3 2 4

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
1952 30 SLB AL 97 371 -6 -0 2 4 -1 -1 -0.1 11 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.6 0.4 6 O8/7
1952 30 CHW AL 53 224 -4 2 1 2 -0 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.6 0.2 6 8O
1953 31 CHW AL 156 639 -6 -0 0 -4 -1 -11 -1.1 20 9 0.9 .493 .493 1.2 -0.5 13 *O8/9
1954 32 CHW AL 145 552 6 -1 2 -2 -6 -0 -0.1 17 17 1.7 .500 .500 1.9 -0.9 18 *98/7
1955 33 CHW AL 147 530 -3 0 1 14 -6 7 0.8 16 23 2.4 .505 .504 0.9 0.9 9 *98/7
1956 34 CHW AL 139 555 -9 1 1 6 -6 -6 -0.6 17 12 1.1 .496 .497 0.3 0.1 5 *98
1957 35 CHW AL 125 451 1 0 -0 -3 -6 -7 -0.9 14 6 0.5 .493 .495 0.8 -1.0 9 93/87
1958 36 CHW AL 116 309 -10 5 -0 1 -5 -10 -1.1 9 0 -0.1 .491 .494 -0.2 -0.5 -1 79/8
1959 37 CHW AL 80 192 -8 -2 1 -3 -3 -15 -1.7 6 -9 -1.1 .480 .490 -0.7 -0.8 -6 97
1960 38 CHW AL 48 20 1 1 0 -1 -1 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.2 2 9/78
1961 39 CHW AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1961 39 KCA AL 64 165 -2 1 -0 -5 -2 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.4 .488 .495 0.2 -0.7 2 9/8
10 Seasons 1171 4008 -38 8 8 9 -35 -49 -5.5 123 74 6.9 .496 .497 5.8 -2.9 65
CHW (10 yrs) 1010 3472 -30 7 6 10 -33 -40 -4.6 106 66 6.2 .496 .497 5.1 -2.6 56
KCA (1 yr) 64 165 -2 1 -0 -5 -2 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.4 .488 .495 0.2 -0.7 2
SLB (1 yr) 97 371 -6 -0 2 4 -1 -1 -0.1 11 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.6 0.4 6

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 37 CHW AL WS LAD L 5 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 .000 .214 .000 .214 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 .000 .214 .000 .214 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1952 TOT AL 30 OF 141 135 130 1238.0 448 430 9 9 2 .980 3.19 3.11 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 TOT AL 30 CF 134 129 126 1185.0 420 402 9 9 2 .979 3.12 3.07 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 SLB AL 30 OF 88 82 77 757.1 287 273 7 7 1 .976 3.33 3.18 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 SLB AL 30 CF 81 76 73 704.1 261 247 7 7 1 .973 3.25 3.14 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 SLB AL 30 LF 8 6 4 53.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 3.06 2.25 .979 2.28 2.28
1952 CHW AL 30 CF 53 53 53 480.2 159 155 2 2 1 .987 2.94 2.96 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 CHW AL 30 OF 53 53 53 480.2 161 157 2 2 1 .988 2.98 3.00 .980 2.40 2.40
1953 CHW AL 31 OF 156 152 150 1376.2 410 385 15 10 5 .976 -4 -3 2.62 2.56 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 CHW AL 31 CF 153 149 147 1347.2 410 386 15 9 5 .978 -1 -1 2.68 2.62 .984 2.96 2.95
1953 CHW AL 31 RF 3 3 3 29.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -41 0.62 0.67 .983 2.08 2.07
1954 CHW AL 32 OF 143 131 110 1171.0 271 255 5 11 0 .959 -2 -2 2.00 1.82 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 CHW AL 32 RF 124 113 96 992.2 216 201 5 10 0 .954 3 4 1.87 1.66 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 CHW AL 32 CF 31 18 14 170.0 51 49 1 1 0 .980 -5 -35 2.65 1.61 .983 2.85 2.83
1954 CHW AL 32 LF 4 0 0 8.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 43 3.24 0.75 .977 2.27 2.25
1955 CHW AL 33 OF 143 115 85 1089.0 316 288 22 6 7 .981 14 15 2.56 2.17 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 CHW AL 33 RF 116 73 66 746.0 196 176 16 4 6 .980 8 13 2.32 1.66 .981 2.05 2.03
1955 CHW AL 33 CF 51 42 19 341.0 123 117 4 2 1 .984 6 20 3.19 2.37 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 CHW AL 33 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1956 CHW AL 34 OF 134 115 105 1084.0 287 271 9 7 4 .976 6 7 2.32 2.09 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 CHW AL 34 RF 119 102 93 959.1 235 220 9 6 4 .974 4 5 2.15 1.92 .973 2.09 2.07
1956 CHW AL 34 CF 17 13 12 124.2 46 45 0 1 0 .978 2 19 3.25 2.65 .984 2.79 2.77
1957 CHW AL 35 OF 86 76 67 700.2 151 141 6 4 0 .974 0 1 1.89 1.71 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 CHW AL 35 RF 83 74 66 668.2 143 135 5 3 0 .979 1 2 1.88 1.69 .976 1.93 1.93
1957 CHW AL 35 1B 31 30 20 247.0 244 233 8 3 22 .988 -3 -15 8.78 7.77 .992 9.67 9.70
1957 CHW AL 35 CF 4 2 1 28.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 -1 -30 2.25 1.75 .982 2.70 2.72
1957 CHW AL 35 LF 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.25 1.00 .980 2.02 2.10
1958 CHW AL 36 OF 99 72 63 691.1 161 153 7 1 3 .994 1 1 2.08 1.62 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 CHW AL 36 LF 54 47 41 423.1 113 107 5 1 2 .991 3 9 2.38 2.07 .979 2.09 2.07
1958 CHW AL 36 RF 44 24 21 257.0 47 45 2 0 1 1.000 -2 -10 1.65 1.07 .980 1.99 1.97
1958 CHW AL 36 CF 2 1 1 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -55 0.82 0.50 .980 2.70 2.65
1959 CHW AL 37 OF 69 43 38 435.2 82 75 5 2 3 .976 -3 -9 1.65 1.16 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 CHW AL 37 RF 49 33 28 312.0 50 46 3 1 3 .980 -3 -13 1.41 1.00 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 CHW AL 37 LF 20 10 10 123.2 31 28 2 1 0 .968 0 1 2.18 1.50 .980 2.06 2.05
1960 CHW AL 38 OF 24 1 1 65.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -18 2.22 0.67 .982 2.24 2.25
1960 CHW AL 38 RF 14 1 1 41.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -26 1.98 0.64 .974 1.95 1.95
1960 CHW AL 38 LF 9 0 0 23.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 1.57 0.44 .985 2.15 2.13
1960 CHW AL 38 CF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .990 2.70 2.60
1961 KCA AL 39 OF 43 35 25 299.2 52 51 0 1 0 .981 -5 -19 1.53 1.19 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 KCA AL 39 RF 35 30 21 247.2 43 42 0 1 0 .977 -5 -25 1.53 1.20 .976 2.06 2.04
1961 KCA AL 39 CF 7 5 4 52.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 2.08 1.71 .982 2.60 2.57
10 Seasons OF 1038 875 774 8151.0 2194 2065 78 51 24 .977 6 1 2.37 2.06 .980 2.35 2.33
9 Seasons RF 587 453 395 4253.1 942 876 40 26 14 .972 4 1 1.94 1.56 .976 2.02 2.01
9 Seasons CF 400 359 324 3260.1 1072 1019 30 23 8 .979 1 0 2.90 2.62 .984 2.91 2.90
7 Seasons LF 97 63 55 637.1 170 161 7 2 2 .988 3 6 2.37 1.73 .979 2.10 2.10
1 Season 1B 31 30 20 247.0 244 233 8 3 22 .988 -3 -15 8.78 7.77 .992 9.67 9.70
10 Seasons TOT 1069 905 794 8398.0 2438 2298 86 54 46 .978 3 0 2.55 2.23 .981 2.57 2.55
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1953 AL  156 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1952 AL  9 (5th)
1953 AL  16 (1st)
1954 AL  8 (7th)
1957 AL  6 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 AL  86 (5th)
1953 AL  70 (5th)
1954 AL  68 (6th)
1956 AL  75 (9th)
1957 AL  80 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1952 AL  21 (2nd)
1953 AL  22 (2nd)
1954 AL  18 (2nd)
1955 AL  25 (1st)
1956 AL  20 (2nd)
1957 AL  18 (2nd)
1958 AL  21 (2nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  53 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 AL  6 (5th)
1954 AL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1953 AL  13 (6th)
1955 AL  10 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1956 AL  6 (8th)
1958 AL  7 (4th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  6 (10th)
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1958 AL  5 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1952 AL  9 (6th)
1953 AL  15 (2nd)
1954 AL  10 (2nd)
1955 AL  16 (1st)
1956 AL  9 (1st)

SB % s c a p y
1952 AL  70.00 (3rd)
1953 AL  59.46 (5th)
1954 AL  64.29 (4th)
1955 AL  60.98 (4th)
1956 AL  68.97 (3rd)
1957 AL  90.00 (1st)
1958 AL  87.50 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1952 AL  10.5 (4th)
1953 AL  14.7 (2nd)
1954 AL  15.1 (3rd)
1955 AL  14.3 (3rd)
1956 AL  15.0 (3rd)
1957 AL  15.8 (3rd)
1958 AL  12.6 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1953 AL  463 (8th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1955 AL  14 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1958 AL  2 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  134 (4th)
1953 AL  153 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  402 (3rd)
1953 AL  386 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  9 (2nd)
1953 AL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  5 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  124 (3rd)
1955 AL  116 (4th)
1956 AL  119 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  201 (5th)
1955 AL  176 (5th)
1956 AL  220 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  16 (1st)
1956 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  10 (1st)
1955 AL  4 (5th)
1956 AL  6 (4th)
1957 AL  3 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  6 (1st)
1956 AL  4 (1st)
1959 AL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  141 (5th)
1953 AL  156 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  430 (3rd)
1953 AL  385 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (4th)
1955 AL  22 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  9 (2nd)
1953 AL  10 (1st)
1954 AL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  5 (2nd)
1955 AL  7 (1st)
1956 AL  4 (2nd)
1958 AL  3 (4th)
1959 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1952 AL  3.12 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  3.07 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 AL  .979 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  8 (3rd)
1956 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1955 AL  2.32 (1st)
1956 AL  2.15 (4th)
1957 AL  1.88 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  1.92 (4th)
1957 AL  1.69 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  .980 (2nd)
1956 AL  .974 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  14 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1952 AL  3.19 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1952 AL  3.11 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1959 AL  born 1921-07-22 (8th)
1960 AL  born 1921-07-22 (7th)
1961 AL  born 1921-07-22 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 19 (1068), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1527), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (220th), 6.9 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/7.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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