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Jack Rothrock

Jack Houston Rothrock

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 14, 1905 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Polytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 28, 1925 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1927 [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Cardinals/Athletics/WhiteSox 1925-1937

Final Game: October 2, 1937 (Age 32)
Died: February 2, 1980 in San Bernardino, CA
Buried: Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1681. Bill Knickerbocker… #1682. Bill Carrigan… #1683. Jim Hegan… #1684. JACK ROTHROCK… #1685. Nick Punto… #1686. Bernie Allen… #1687. Ollie Pickering… 

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
1925 20 BOS AL 22 59 55 6 19 3 3 0 7 0 0 3 7 .345 .379 .509 .888 125 28 0 0 6
1926 21 BOS AL 15 23 17 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .294 .400 .353 .753 101 6 0 3 /6
1927 22 BOS AL 117 464 428 61 111 24 8 1 36 5 5 24 46 .259 .302 .360 .662 73 154 2 9 6453 MVP-22
1928 23 BOS AL 117 381 344 52 92 9 4 3 22 12 6 33 40 .267 .333 .343 .676 81 118 1 6 O795368/421
1929 24 BOS AL 143 530 473 70 142 19 7 6 59 24 13 43 47 .300 .361 .408 .769 100 193 2 13 *O8/9
1930 25 BOS AL 45 68 65 4 18 3 1 0 4 0 2 2 9 .277 .299 .354 .652 68 23 0 0 /O957
1931 26 BOS AL 133 526 475 81 132 32 3 4 42 13 7 47 48 .278 .343 .383 .726 95 182 0 2 O74/38596
1932 27 TOT AL 51 122 112 11 22 3 1 0 6 4 0 10 14 .196 .262 .241 .503 35 27 0 0 O7/5938
1932 27 BOS AL 12 53 48 3 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 5 .208 .283 .229 .512 38 11 0 0 7O
1932 27 CHW AL 39 69 64 8 12 2 1 0 6 1 0 5 9 .188 .246 .250 .496 33 16 0 0 O7/5938
1934 29 STL NL 154 709 647 106 184 35 3 11 72 10 49 56 .284 .336 .399 .734 90 258 6 1 11 *O9/74
1935 30 STL NL 129 579 502 76 137 18 5 3 56 7 57 29 .273 .347 .347 .694 84 174 6 0 20 *O9/87
1937 32 PHA AL 88 260 232 28 62 15 0 0 21 1 0 28 15 .267 .346 .332 .678 73 77 0 0 O8/74
11 Yrs 1014 3721 3350 498 924 162 35 28 327 76 33 299 312 .276 .336 .370 .706 86 1240 12 6 64
162 Game Avg. 162 594 535 80 148 26 6 4 52 12 48 50 .276 .336 .370 .706 86 198 1 10
BOS (8 yrs) 604 2104 1905 280 529 92 26 14 172 57 33 160 203 .278 .335 .375 .711 88 715 5 33
STL (2 yrs) 283 1288 1149 182 321 53 8 14 128 17 106 85 .279 .341 .376 .717 88 432 12 1 31
PHA (1 yr) 88 260 232 28 62 15 0 0 21 1 0 28 15 .267 .346 .332 .678 73 77 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 39 69 64 8 12 2 1 0 6 1 0 5 9 .188 .246 .250 .496 33 16 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 731 2433 2201 316 603 109 27 14 199 59 33 193 227 .274 .334 .367 .701 84 808 5 33
NL (2 yrs) 283 1288 1149 182 321 53 8 14 128 17 106 85 .279 .341 .376 .717 88 432 12 1 31

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
1925 20 BOS AL 22 59 2 0 0 -3 1 -0 -0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.5 -0.2 5 $1,800 6
1926 21 BOS AL 15 23 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $2,100 /6
1927 22 BOS AL 117 464 -19 -1 0 -4 4 -19 -1.9 17 -2 -0.2 .484 .488 0.2 0.0 2 $2,700 6453 MVP-22
1928 23 BOS AL 117 381 -9 0 0 -3 -2 -13 -1.3 14 1 0.1 .489 .492 0.4 -0.4 4 $3,600 O795368/421
1929 24 BOS AL 143 530 0 0 0 4 -3 2 0.2 20 22 2.2 .501 .501 1.8 0.1 18 $4,200 *O8/9
1930 25 BOS AL 45 68 -3 -1 0 0 -0 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $5,250 /O957
1931 26 BOS AL 133 526 -2 0 0 -2 -3 -7 -0.6 20 13 1.3 .495 .496 1.4 -0.4 15 $6,000 O74/38596
1932 27 BOS AL 12 53 -4 1 0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .484 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $6,000 7O
1932 27 CHW AL 39 69 -6 0 0 -6 -1 -13 -1.2 3 -10 -0.9 .470 .493 -0.4 -0.6 -4 O7/5938
1934 29 STL NL 154 709 -9 -1 0 4 -7 -13 -1.3 21 8 0.8 .492 .492 0.3 -0.3 4 $3,000 *O9/74
1935 30 STL NL 129 579 -9 -1 0 4 -6 -12 -1.1 17 6 0.6 .491 .493 0.2 -0.1 2 *O9/87
1937 32 PHA AL 88 260 -8 0 0 -2 -1 -11 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 0.1 -0.3 1 $4,000 O8/74
11 Seasons 1014 3721 -67 -0 0 -7 -18 -92 -8.9 129 36 3.9 .491 .494 4.2 -2.2 43 $38,650
BOS (8 yrs) 604 2104 -35 1 0 -7 -3 -45 -4.3 79 34 3.5 .493 .495 4.0 -0.9 41 $31,650
STL (2 yrs) 283 1288 -18 -1 0 8 -13 -24 -2.4 38 14 1.4 .491 .492 0.5 -0.4 6 $3,000
PHA (1 yr) 88 260 -8 0 0 -2 -1 -11 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .489 .494 0.1 -0.3 1 $4,000
CHW (1 yr) 39 69 -6 0 0 -6 -1 -13 -1.2 3 -10 -0.9 .470 .493 -0.4 -0.6 -4

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
1934 29 STL NL WS DET W 7 33 30 3 7 3 1 0 6 0 0 1 2 .233 .258 .400 .658 12 1 0 2 0 0
1 WS 7 33 30 3 7 3 1 0 6 0 0 1 2 .233 .258 .400 .658 12 1 0 2 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
1928 23 BOS AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.91 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.91 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 204 2.91 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1928 23 BOS AL 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.77 0.07 0.00 104.0 4.89 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .556 .500 $3,600
1 Season 1.0 1 0 0 0.00 4.77 0.07 0.00 104.0 4.89 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .556 .500 $3,600

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1925 BOS AL 20 SS 22 11 10 84 37 38 9 6 .893 3.41 .944 5.20
1926 BOS AL 21 SS 2 2 2 13 3 6 4 0 .692 4.50 .944 5.00
1927 BOS AL 22 SS 40 37 37 234 100 123 11 28 .953 5.58 .945 5.28 MVP-22
1927 BOS AL 22 2B 36 34 32 191 78 104 9 19 .953 5.06 .961 5.69 MVP-22
1927 BOS AL 22 3B 20 19 18 72 24 45 3 6 .958 3.45 .952 3.33 MVP-22
1927 BOS AL 22 1B 13 11 9 136 121 12 3 10 .978 10.23 .988 10.71 MVP-22
1928 BOS AL 23 OF 53 44 35 95 92 1 2 1 .979 1.75 .973 2.36
1928 BOS AL 23 LF 26 19 14 36 34 0 2 0 .944 1.31 .974 2.30
1928 BOS AL 23 RF 19 15 15 41 41 0 0 0 1.000 2.16 .973 1.98
1928 BOS AL 23 3B 17 11 9 33 8 21 4 2 .879 1.71 .951 3.27
1928 BOS AL 23 1B 16 12 12 128 120 6 2 6 .984 7.88 .990 10.42
1928 BOS AL 23 SS 13 9 9 49 20 25 4 4 .918 3.46 .938 5.11
1928 BOS AL 23 CF 12 10 6 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 .972 2.79
1928 BOS AL 23 2B 2 0 0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 4.00 .962 5.65
1928 BOS AL 23 C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0
1928 BOS AL 23 P 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.00 2.00 .955 2.70 2.40
1929 BOS AL 24 OF 128 118 108 365 342 12 11 3 .970 2.77 .966 2.42
1929 BOS AL 24 CF 125 115 105 350 330 11 9 3 .974 2.73 .970 2.89
1929 BOS AL 24 RF 4 3 3 14 11 1 2 0 .857 3.00 .963 1.98
1930 BOS AL 25 OF 9 8 6 19 17 1 1 1 .947 2.00 .965 2.32
1930 BOS AL 25 RF 8 8 6 19 17 1 1 1 .947 2.25 .961 1.96
1930 BOS AL 25 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.00
1930 BOS AL 25 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1931 BOS AL 26 OF 79 78 76 165 153 9 3 1 .982 2.05 .969 2.38
1931 BOS AL 26 LF 76 75 73 160 148 9 3 1 .981 2.07 .966 2.20
1931 BOS AL 26 2B 23 22 22 149 64 78 7 11 .953 6.17 .965 5.84
1931 BOS AL 26 1B 8 7 7 81 75 6 0 3 1.000 10.13 .991 10.02
1931 BOS AL 26 CF 3 3 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.83
1931 BOS AL 26 3B 2 2 2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 3.00 .944 3.10
1931 BOS AL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1931 BOS AL 26 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
1932 TOT AL 27 OF 31 16 16 51 48 1 2 0 .961 1.58 .967 2.42
1932 TOT AL 27 LF 24 15 15 47 44 1 2 0 .957 1.88 .964 2.21
1932 BOS AL 27 LF 12 12 12 37 35 1 1 0 .973 3.00 .964 2.21
1932 BOS AL 27 OF 12 12 12 37 35 1 1 0 .973 3.00 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 27 OF 19 4 4 14 13 0 1 0 .929 0.68 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 27 LF 12 3 3 10 9 0 1 0 .900 0.75 .964 2.21
1932 CHW AL 27 3B 8 8 7 28 9 13 6 1 .786 2.75 .950 2.96
1932 CHW AL 27 RF 6 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .962 2.10
1932 CHW AL 27 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.10
1932 CHW AL 27 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1934 STL NL 29 OF 154 154 153 362 343 10 9 4 .975 2.29 .973 2.37
1934 STL NL 29 RF 149 149 148 353 334 10 9 4 .975 2.31 .970 2.22
1934 STL NL 29 LF 5 5 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .969 2.20
1934 STL NL 29 2B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 5.90
1935 STL NL 30 OF 127 124 123 294 283 5 6 1 .980 2.27 .971 2.42
1935 STL NL 30 RF 120 117 117 278 269 4 5 1 .982 2.28 .968 2.17
1935 STL NL 30 CF 6 6 6 16 14 1 1 0 .938 2.50 .974 2.83
1935 STL NL 30 LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1937 PHA AL 32 OF 58 50 46 133 130 2 1 0 .992 2.28 .969 2.35
1937 PHA AL 32 CF 51 48 45 128 125 2 1 0 .992 2.49 .974 2.84
1937 PHA AL 32 LF 8 2 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0.63 .966 2.16
1937 PHA AL 32 2B 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 5.60
8 Seasons OF 639 592 563 1484 1408 41 35 11 .976 2.27 .970 2.39
7 Seasons RF 307 293 290 709 676 16 17 6 .976 2.25 .969 2.17
6 Seasons CF 198 182 165 518 491 16 11 4 .979 2.56 .971 2.87
7 Seasons LF 141 117 108 257 240 10 7 1 .973 1.77 .967 2.22
5 Seasons SS 78 59 58 380 160 192 28 38 .926 4.51 .944 5.22
5 Seasons 2B 63 56 54 353 146 191 16 31 .955 5.35 .963 5.74
5 Seasons 3B 48 40 36 142 43 85 14 9 .901 2.67 .951 3.23
4 Seasons 1B 38 30 28 346 317 24 5 19 .986 8.97 .989 10.43
1 Season C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.00 2.00 .955 2.70 2.40
11 Seasons TOT 868 778 739 1.0 2707 2074 535 98 108 .964 18.00 3.01 .967 2.70 3.29 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (22, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 NL  647 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 NL  709 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 NL  106 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1934 NL  35 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1935 NL  57 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1927 AL  46 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1929 AL  24 (3rd)
1931 AL  13 (10th)
1934 NL  10 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1934 NL  135 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 NL  234 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1935 NL  20 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1929 AL  13 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1934 NL  10.5 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1934 NL  480 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  1 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  11 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  149 (1st)
1935 NL  120 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  334 (1st)
1935 NL  269 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  10 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  4 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1934 NL  154 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1934 NL  343 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1934 NL  4 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  2.73 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  .974 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  2.31 (3rd)
1935 NL  2.28 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  .975 (3rd)
1935 NL  .982 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1929 AL  2.77 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1925 AL  born 1905-03-14 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (621), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 15 (1212), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1228), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1679), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (320th), 3.9 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/4.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
192520Boston Red Sox$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192621Boston Red Sox$2,100Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192722Boston Red Sox$2,700Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192823Boston Red Sox$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192924Boston Red Sox$4,200Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193025Boston Red Sox$5,250Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193126Boston Red Sox$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193227Boston Red Sox$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsBOS/CHW
193429St. Louis Cardinals$3,0003/25/67 TSN
193732Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,650
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: Jack Houston jach Jack jakie joe Rothrock

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