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Jimmie Schaffer

Jimmie Ronald Schaffer

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 5, 1936 in Limeport, PA
High School: Coopersburg HS (Coopersburg, PA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 20, 1961 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Mets/WhiteSox/Phillies/... 1961-1968

Final Game: July 11, 1968 (Age 32)
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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
1961 25 STL NL 68 167 153 15 39 7 0 1 16 0 0 9 29 .255 .301 .320 .621 60 49 5 1 4 0 1 2
1962 26 STL NL 70 74 66 7 16 2 1 0 6 1 0 6 16 .242 .301 .303 .604 56 20 2 0 1 1 0 2
1963 27 CHC NL 57 153 142 17 34 7 0 7 19 0 0 11 35 .239 .294 .437 .731 103 62 6 0 0 0 2 2
1964 28 CHC NL 54 140 122 9 25 6 1 2 9 2 4 17 17 .205 .307 .320 .627 74 39 6 1 0 0 4 2
1965 29 TOT MLB 41 72 68 2 11 5 1 0 1 0 0 4 19 .162 .208 .265 .473 37 18 5 0 0 0 0 2
1965 29 CHW AL 17 34 31 2 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 .194 .265 .355 .620 80 11 3 0 0 0 0 2
1965 29 NYM NL 24 38 37 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .135 .158 .189 .347 -0 7 2 0 0 0 0 2
1966 30 PHI NL 8 16 15 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 7 .133 .188 .400 .588 58 6 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1967 31 PHI NL 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 /2
1968 32 CIN NL 4 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
8 Yrs 304 631 574 53 128 28 3 11 56 3 4 49 127 .223 .286 .340 .626 69 195 24 2 5 1 8
162 Game Avg. 162 336 306 28 68 15 2 6 30 2 2 26 68 .223 .286 .340 .626 69 104 13 1 3 1 4
PHI (2 yrs) 10 19 17 3 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 8 .118 .211 .353 .563 54 6 0 0 0 0 1
STL (2 yrs) 138 241 219 22 55 9 1 1 22 1 0 15 45 .251 .301 .315 .616 59 69 7 1 5 1 1
CHC (2 yrs) 111 293 264 26 59 13 1 9 28 2 4 28 52 .223 .300 .383 .683 90 101 12 1 0 0 6
NYM (1 yr) 24 38 37 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .135 .158 .189 .347 -0 7 2 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 4 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 17 34 31 2 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 .194 .265 .355 .620 80 11 3 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 287 597 543 51 122 25 2 11 55 3 4 46 123 .225 .287 .339 .626 69 184 21 2 5 1 8
AL (1 yr) 17 34 31 2 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 .194 .265 .355 .620 80 11 3 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
1961 25 STL NL 68 167 -9 -1 -0 1 3 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .490 .496 -0.2 0.4 -1 2
1962 26 STL NL 70 74 -4 -0 -0 1 2 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.0 0.3 -0 2
1963 27 CHC NL 57 153 0 1 -1 3 2 6 0.7 6 12 1.4 .513 .505 1.0 0.7 9 2
1964 28 CHC NL 54 140 -3 -1 -1 -2 2 -5 -0.6 5 0 -0.0 .489 .496 0.2 0.0 2 2
1965 29 CHW AL 17 34 0 0 -1 1 0 2 0.2 1 2 0.3 .510 .501 0.2 0.2 2 $13,500 2
1965 29 NYM NL 24 38 -4 -0 -1 -2 1 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .471 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 2
1966 30 PHI NL 8 16 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .488 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1967 31 PHI NL 2 3 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .458 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1968 32 CIN NL 4 6 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0 /2
8 Seasons 304 631 -22 -1 -4 2 10 -14 -1.5 24 9 0.9 .495 .499 0.7 1.4 8 $13,500
PHI (2 yrs) 10 19 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
STL (2 yrs) 138 241 -13 -1 -1 2 4 -8 -0.9 9 1 0.0 .494 .497 -0.2 0.7 -1
CHC (2 yrs) 111 293 -3 0 -2 1 4 1 0.2 11 12 1.3 .501 .501 1.2 0.7 11
NYM (1 yr) 24 38 -4 -0 -1 -2 1 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.6 .471 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3
CIN (1 yr) 4 6 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0
CHW (1 yr) 17 34 0 0 -1 1 0 2 0.2 1 2 0.3 .510 .501 0.2 0.2 2 $13,500

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 STL NL 25 C 68 45 31 410.2 268 244 23 1 6 .996 1 3 5.85 3.93 .985 6.39 6.32 6 19 14 14 50% 38% 0
1962 STL NL 26 C 69 14 6 227.0 145 134 10 1 1 .993 1 5 5.71 2.09 .987 6.72 6.66 1 10 10 7 41% 34% 0
1963 CHC NL 27 C 54 42 34 381.2 255 231 23 1 3 .996 3 9 5.99 4.70 .986 7.07 7.05 2 17 8 16 67% 42% 0
1964 CHC NL 28 C 43 35 28 302.2 167 143 19 5 1 .970 -2 -8 4.82 3.77 .988 6.81 6.76 5 13 9 4 31% 40% 2
1965 TOT MLB 29 C 35 18 7 166.2 120 110 8 2 2 .983 -1 -7 6.37 3.37 .988 6.96 6.96 1 8 7 3 30% 35% 0
1965 CHW AL 29 C 14 8 2 71.1 57 50 7 0 2 1.000 1 17 7.19 4.07 .988 6.95 6.94 1 1 2 3 60% 34% 0
1965 NYM NL 29 C 21 10 5 95.1 63 60 1 2 0 .968 -2 -25 5.76 2.90 .988 6.96 6.97 0 7 5 0 0% 36% 0
1966 PHI NL 30 C 6 5 2 37.0 21 17 3 1 1 .952 0 0 4.86 3.33 .987 6.84 6.83 0 0 3 2 40% 40% 0
1967 PHI NL 31 C 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 5.00 .990 6.84 6.90 0 0 0 0 0
1968 CIN NL 32 C 2 0 0 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.14 2.00 .990 6.81 6.90 0 0 2 0 0% 40% 0
8 Seasons C 278 160 108 1537.2 985 888 86 11 14 .989 2 2 5.70 3.50 .987 6.77 6.71 15 67 53 46 46% 38% 2
8 Seasons TOT 278 160 108 1537.2 985 888 86 11 14 .989 2 2 5.70 3.50 .987 6.77 6.71 15 67 53 46 46% 38% 2
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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1963 NL  3 (4th)

                           

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
196529Chicago White Sox$13,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,500
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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