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Jim Russell

James William Russell

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 181 lb.

Born: October 1, 1918 in Fayette City, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1942 (Age 23.346, 7,384th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves/Dodgers 1942-1951

Last Game: October 1, 1951 (Age 33.000)
Died: November 24, 1987 in Orlando, FL
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 26, 2014 10:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1064. Ed Swartwood… #1065. Mike Mitchell… #1066. Mike Kreevich… #1067. JIM RUSSELL… #1068. Dmitri Young… #1069. Lee Lacy… #1070. Red Murray… 

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
1942 23 PIT NL 5 15 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .071 .133 .071 .205 -40 1 0 0 0 /8O
1943 24 PIT NL 146 613 533 79 138 19 11 4 44 12 77 67 .259 .354 .358 .712 102 191 13 1 3 *O7/398
1944 25 PIT NL 152 663 580 109 181 34 14 8 66 6 79 63 .312 .399 .460 .859 137 267 8 5 0 *O7/89 MVP-29
1945 26 PIT NL 146 588 510 88 145 24 8 12 77 15 71 40 .284 .377 .433 .810 121 221 7 5 3 *O7/8
1946 27 PIT NL 146 592 516 68 143 29 6 8 50 11 67 54 .277 .362 .403 .765 114 208 11 2 6 *O87/3
1947 28 PIT NL 128 548 478 68 121 21 8 8 51 7 63 58 .253 .343 .381 .723 89 182 12 2 5 *O89/7
1948 29 BSN NL 89 375 322 44 85 18 1 9 54 4 46 31 .264 .361 .410 .771 109 132 8 3 3 O8/7
1949 30 BSN NL 130 486 415 57 96 22 1 8 54 3 64 68 .231 .337 .347 .684 88 144 9 2 5 *O87
1950 31 BRO NL 77 246 214 37 49 8 2 10 32 1 31 36 .229 .329 .425 .755 94 91 6 1 0 O7/8
1951 32 BRO NL 16 18 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 .000 .278 .000 .278 -19 0 2 1 0 /7O
10 Yrs 1035 4144 3595 554 959 175 51 67 428 59 0 503 427 .267 .360 .400 .760 108 1437 76 22 25
162 Game Avg. 162 649 563 87 150 27 8 10 67 9 79 67 .267 .360 .400 .760 108 225 12 3 4
PIT (6 yrs) 723 3019 2631 414 729 127 47 40 288 51 358 286 .277 .367 .407 .774 113 1070 51 15 17
BSN (2 yrs) 219 861 737 101 181 40 2 17 108 7 110 99 .246 .347 .374 .722 97 276 17 5 8
BRO (2 yrs) 93 264 227 39 49 8 2 10 32 1 0 35 42 .216 .326 .401 .727 88 91 8 2 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
1942 23 PIT NL 5 15 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .443 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /8O
1943 24 PIT NL 146 613 2 -0 0 3 -7 -2 -0.3 20 18 1.7 .498 .499 1.4 -0.4 15 *O7/398
1944 25 PIT NL 152 663 29 -1 0 4 -7 26 2.7 21 47 4.8 .518 .517 4.4 -0.3 43 *O7/89 MVP-29
1945 26 PIT NL 146 588 15 -0 0 4 -6 13 1.4 19 32 3.2 .509 .508 2.8 -0.2 28 *O7/8
1946 27 PIT NL 146 592 10 -0 0 -5 -4 1 0.0 22 23 2.3 .501 .500 2.9 -1.0 28 *O87/3
1947 28 PIT NL 128 548 -7 -1 0 2 -2 -7 -0.7 22 14 1.4 .494 .495 1.2 0.1 12 *O89/7
1948 29 BSN NL 89 375 5 0 1 6 -1 12 1.2 15 26 2.7 .514 .507 2.1 0.6 20 O8/7
1949 30 BSN NL 130 486 -6 1 -0 -7 -2 -14 -1.6 19 5 0.4 .489 .491 1.1 -0.9 12 *O87
1950 31 BRO NL 77 246 -2 1 0 3 -2 -0 -0.1 9 9 0.9 .500 .500 0.6 0.0 6 O7/8
1951 32 BRO NL 16 18 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /7O
10 Seasons 1035 4144 42 0 0 10 -30 22 2.1 147 169 17.0 .502 .502 16.2 -2.2 159
PIT (6 yrs) 723 3019 47 -2 0 8 -25 28 2.8 104 131 13.2 .504 .504 12.5 -1.9 123
BSN (2 yrs) 219 861 -0 1 1 -1 -3 -3 -0.4 34 31 3.1 .499 .498 3.3 -0.3 32
BRO (2 yrs) 93 264 -4 1 -0 3 -3 -3 -0.4 10 7 0.7 .497 .500 0.4 0.0 4

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 Awards
1942 PIT NL 23 CF 3 3 3 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .978 2.63
1942 PIT NL 23 OF 3 3 3 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .981 2.33
1943 PIT NL 24 OF 134 130 118 304 285 16 3 3 .990 2.25 .977 2.41
1943 PIT NL 24 LF 133 126 117 293 275 15 3 3 .990 2.18 .977 2.23
1943 PIT NL 24 1B 6 3 3 38 38 0 0 3 1.000 6.33 .992 10.48
1943 PIT NL 24 RF 4 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75 .977 2.20
1943 PIT NL 24 CF 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.75
1944 PIT NL 25 OF 149 144 137 370 345 20 5 7 .986 2.45 .980 2.47 MVP-29
1944 PIT NL 25 LF 140 136 129 355 332 18 5 5 .986 2.50 .981 2.34 MVP-29
1944 PIT NL 25 CF 6 5 5 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .985 2.95 MVP-29
1944 PIT NL 25 RF 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .973 2.10 MVP-29
1945 PIT NL 26 OF 140 131 124 331 313 9 9 1 .973 2.30 .978 2.45
1945 PIT NL 26 LF 139 131 124 325 308 8 9 1 .972 2.27 .970 2.33
1945 PIT NL 26 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1946 PIT NL 27 OF 134 128 124 326 308 7 11 1 .966 2.35 .977 2.39
1946 PIT NL 27 CF 68 67 66 179 171 3 5 1 .972 2.56 .979 2.83
1946 PIT NL 27 LF 67 61 58 147 137 4 6 0 .959 2.10 .975 2.25
1946 PIT NL 27 1B 5 5 5 46 43 2 1 6 .978 9.00 .991 9.98
1947 PIT NL 28 OF 119 117 116 356 343 6 7 3 .980 2.93 .977 2.42
1947 PIT NL 28 CF 96 94 94 294 285 4 5 0 .983 3.01 .977 2.76
1947 PIT NL 28 RF 23 22 21 64 60 2 2 2 .969 2.70 .978 2.10
1947 PIT NL 28 LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1948 BSN NL 29 OF 84 83 81 251 246 3 2 0 .992 2.96 .978 2.39
1948 BSN NL 29 CF 82 81 79 233 227 4 2 1 .991 2.82 .984 2.75
1948 BSN NL 29 LF 2 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .970 2.30
1949 BSN NL 30 OF 120 107 96 279 269 3 7 3 .975 2.27 .977 2.48
1949 BSN NL 30 CF 95 82 77 215 205 4 6 3 .972 2.20 .978 2.84
1949 BSN NL 30 LF 29 25 19 64 62 1 1 0 .984 2.17 .974 2.37
1950 BRO NL 31 OF 55 50 38 420.0 135 131 3 1 0 .993 2.87 2.44 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 BRO NL 31 LF 53 48 36 397.0 123 120 2 1 0 .992 2.77 2.30 .977 2.29 2.27
1950 BRO NL 31 CF 3 2 2 23.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 4.30 3.67 .980 2.78 2.73
1951 BRO NL 32 LF 4 1 0 14.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.75 .977 2.31 2.30
1951 BRO NL 32 OF 4 1 0 14.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.75 .980 2.44 2.40
10 Seasons OF 942 894 837 434.0 2367 2255 67 45 18 .981 2.84 2.46 .978 2.34 2.42
9 Seasons LF 568 531 486 411.0 1318 1245 48 25 9 .981 2.74 2.28 .976 2.29 2.30
9 Seasons CF 356 334 326 23.0 961 927 16 18 5 .981 4.30 2.65 .979 2.78 2.79
3 Seasons RF 30 29 25 70 66 2 2 2 .971 2.27 .978 2.11
2 Seasons 1B 11 8 8 84 81 2 1 9 .988 7.55 .992 10.25
10 Seasons TOT 953 902 845 434.0 2451 2336 69 46 27 .981 2.84 2.52 .978 2.34 2.52
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 NL (29, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1944 NL  4.8 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1944 NL  .312 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1944 NL  .399 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1944 NL  .859 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1946 NL  146 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1944 NL  663 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1944 NL  109 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  181 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1944 NL  267 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1946 NL  29 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1943 NL  11 (5th)
1944 NL  14 (4th)
1945 NL  8 (8th)
1947 NL  8 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1943 NL  77 (7th)
1944 NL  79 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1943 NL  67 (7th)
1944 NL  63 (5th)
1946 NL  54 (10th)
1949 NL  68 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1943 NL  12 (3rd)
1945 NL  15 (4th)
1946 NL  11 (9th)
1947 NL  7 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1944 NL  125 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1944 NL  137 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1944 NL  105 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  31 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1944 NL  3.2 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  56 (8th)
1946 NL  43 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1944 NL  265 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1944 NL  .714 (8th)
1945 NL  .640 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (5th)
1945 NL  5 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1943 NL  6.0 (9th)
1945 NL  13.3 (4th)
1946 NL  9.3 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1945 NL  42.5 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1944 NL  27.56 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1944 NL  2.6 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1944 NL  2.3 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1944 NL  2.8 (8th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  133 (2nd)
1944 NL  140 (1st)
1945 NL  139 (1st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  275 (2nd)
1944 NL  332 (1st)
1945 NL  308 (1st)
1946 NL  137 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  15 (1st)
1944 NL  18 (1st)
1945 NL  8 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (3rd)
1945 NL  9 (3rd)
1946 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  3 (1st)
1944 NL  5 (1st)
1945 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  95 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  285 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  5 (4th)
1949 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  1 (5th)
1949 NL  3 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1944 NL  149 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1944 NL  345 (5th)
1946 NL  308 (5th)
1947 NL  343 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  16 (5th)
1944 NL  20 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1945 NL  9 (4th)
1946 NL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1944 NL  7 (1st)
1947 NL  3 (4th)
1949 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  2.18 (3rd)
1944 NL  2.50 (1st)
1945 NL  2.27 (3rd)
Career  2.28 (13th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 NL  .990 (2nd)
1944 NL  .986 (3rd)
1945 NL  .972 (3rd)
Career  .981 (74th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  3.01 (1st)
1948 NL  2.82 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  2.93 (1st)
1948 NL  2.96 (2nd)
Career  2.47 (86th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1943 NL  .990 (3rd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 29 (825), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1285), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1232), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (134th), 17.0 career WAR/17.1 7yr-peak WAR/17.0 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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