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Jimmy Smith

James Lawrence Smith (Greenfield Jimmy or Bluejacket)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 152 lb.

Born: May 15, 1895 in Pittsburgh, PA
School: Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1914 (Age 19.134)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Whales/Giants/Pirates/Braves/... 1914-1922

Final Game: September 3, 1922 (Age 27.111)
Died: January 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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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
1914 19 CHI FL 3 6 6 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167 240 4 0 0 /6
1915 20 TOT FL 128 458 426 41 88 12 5 5 41 7 25 88 .207 .252 .293 .546 62 125 1 8 *6/4
1915 20 CHI FL 95 335 318 32 69 11 4 4 30 4 14 65 .217 .250 .314 .564 69 100 0 7 6/4
1915 20 BAL FL 33 123 108 9 19 1 1 1 11 3 11 23 .176 .258 .231 .490 42 25 1 1 6
1916 21 PIT NL 36 105 96 4 18 1 1 0 5 0 6 22 .188 .257 .219 .476 47 21 3 1 6/5
1917 22 NYG NL 36 109 96 12 22 5 1 0 9 6 9 18 .229 .295 .302 .597 86 29 0 4 4/6
1918 23 BSN NL 34 112 102 8 23 3 4 1 14 1 3 13 .225 .255 .363 .617 92 37 1 6 4/6O597
1919 24 CIN NL 28 48 40 9 11 1 3 1 10 1 4 8 .275 .341 .525 .866 160 21 0 4 /564O97
1921 26 PHI NL 67 270 247 31 57 8 1 4 22 2 8 11 28 .231 .266 .320 .586 50 79 1 11 4
1922 27 PHI NL 38 126 114 13 25 1 0 1 6 1 3 5 9 .219 .258 .254 .513 29 29 1 6 64/5
8 Yrs 370 1234 1127 119 247 32 15 12 108 18 11 63 186 .219 .265 .306 .571 63 345 7 40
162 Game Avg. 162 540 493 52 108 14 7 5 47 8 28 81 .219 .265 .306 .571 63 151 3 18
PHI (2 yrs) 105 396 361 44 82 9 1 5 28 3 11 16 37 .227 .264 .299 .563 43 108 2 17
CHI (2 yrs) 98 341 324 33 72 12 4 4 31 4 14 65 .222 .254 .321 .575 72 104 0 7
NYG (1 yr) 36 109 96 12 22 5 1 0 9 6 9 18 .229 .295 .302 .597 86 29 0 4
PIT (1 yr) 36 105 96 4 18 1 1 0 5 0 6 22 .188 .257 .219 .476 47 21 3 1
BSN (1 yr) 34 112 102 8 23 3 4 1 14 1 3 13 .225 .255 .363 .617 92 37 1 6
CIN (1 yr) 28 48 40 9 11 1 3 1 10 1 4 8 .275 .341 .525 .866 160 21 0 4
BAL (1 yr) 33 123 108 9 19 1 1 1 11 3 11 23 .176 .258 .231 .490 42 25 1 1
NL (6 yrs) 239 770 695 77 156 19 10 7 66 11 11 38 98 .224 .271 .311 .581 61 216 6 32
FL (2 yrs) 131 464 432 42 91 13 5 5 42 7 25 88 .211 .255 .299 .554 64 129 1 8

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
1914 19 CHI FL 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .538 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /6
1915 20 CHI FL 95 335 -13 -0 0 -8 6 -15 -1.8 6 -10 -1.2 .481 .489 -0.4 -0.2 -2 6/4
1915 20 BAL FL 33 123 -8 -0 0 -7 2 -13 -1.5 2 -11 -1.3 .455 .491 -0.5 -0.6 -4 6
1916 21 PIT NL 36 105 -6 0 0 -2 2 -6 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .481 .496 -0.1 0.0 -0 6/5
1917 22 NYG NL 36 109 -2 0 0 3 1 2 0.3 3 6 0.6 .508 .502 0.3 0.4 3 4/6
1918 23 BSN NL 34 112 -1 -0 0 -4 0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 0.2 -0.4 2 4/6O597
1919 24 CIN NL 28 48 3 -0 0 -1 0 2 0.2 1 4 0.4 .509 .501 0.5 -0.1 4 /564O97
1921 26 PHI NL 67 270 -19 -2 0 6 2 -13 -1.5 8 -5 -0.6 .479 .491 -1.1 0.8 -11 4
1922 27 PHI NL 38 126 -13 -1 0 -1 2 -13 -1.2 4 -9 -0.9 .467 .492 -0.8 0.1 -8 64/5
8 Seasons 370 1234 -57 -3 0 -14 15 -59 -6.6 31 -28 -3.4 .482 .494 -1.7 -0.0 -14
PHI (2 yrs) 105 396 -32 -3 0 5 4 -26 -2.7 12 -14 -1.4 .475 .492 -1.9 0.9 -19
CHI (2 yrs) 98 341 -12 -0 0 -8 6 -14 -1.6 6 -8 -1.1 .483 .490 -0.2 -0.2 -0
NYG (1 yr) 36 109 -2 0 0 3 1 2 0.3 3 6 0.6 .508 .502 0.3 0.4 3
PIT (1 yr) 36 105 -6 0 0 -2 2 -6 -0.7 3 -2 -0.3 .481 .496 -0.1 0.0 -0
BSN (1 yr) 34 112 -1 -0 0 -4 0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 0.2 -0.4 2
CIN (1 yr) 28 48 3 -0 0 -1 0 2 0.2 1 4 0.4 .509 .501 0.5 -0.1 4
BAL (1 yr) 33 123 -8 -0 0 -7 2 -13 -1.5 2 -11 -1.3 .455 .491 -0.5 -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
1919 ❍ 24 CIN NL WS CHW W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 G Awards
1914 CHI FL 19 SS 3 1 1 8 3 5 0 2 1.000 2.67 .929 5.23
1915 TOT FL 20 SS 125 122 109 675 273 333 69 37 .898 4.85 .929 5.23
1915 CHI FL 20 SS 92 89 78 479 187 246 46 28 .904 4.71 .929 5.23
1915 CHI FL 20 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .950 5.10
1915 BAL FL 20 SS 33 33 31 196 86 87 23 9 .883 5.24 .929 5.23
1916 PIT NL 21 SS 27 23 19 126 51 66 9 6 .929 4.33 .926 5.52
1916 PIT NL 21 3B 6 5 5 22 7 12 3 0 .864 3.17 .938 3.18
1917 NYG NL 22 2B 29 23 16 105 38 64 3 5 .971 3.52 .956 5.33
1917 NYG NL 22 SS 7 6 6 35 15 19 1 0 .971 4.86 .931 5.34
1918 BSN NL 23 2B 10 3 3 28 17 11 0 1 1.000 2.80 .957 5.45
1918 BSN NL 23 SS 9 9 9 68 28 31 9 6 .868 6.56 .934 5.80
1918 BSN NL 23 OF 6 9 8 16 14 0 2 0 .875 2.33 .962 2.27
1918 BSN NL 23 3B 5 5 5 16 6 9 1 1 .938 3.00 .949 3.40
1918 BSN NL 23 RF 5 5 5 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .962 1.86
1918 BSN NL 23 LF 4 4 3 14 12 0 2 0 .857 3.00 .965 2.22
1919 CIN NL 24 3B 6 2 2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.17 .946 3.23
1919 CIN NL 24 SS 5 4 4 26 9 16 1 3 .962 5.00 .943 5.66
1919 CIN NL 24 2B 4 1 1 12 6 5 1 2 .917 2.75 .960 5.42
1919 CIN NL 24 OF 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.25 .965 2.25
1919 CIN NL 24 RF 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.33 .960 2.00
1919 CIN NL 24 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1921 PHI NL 26 2B 66 61 54 375 125 239 11 19 .971 5.52 .962 5.70
1922 PHI NL 27 SS 23 14 14 104 43 56 5 13 .952 4.30 .945 5.78
1922 PHI NL 27 2B 13 11 10 65 24 38 3 3 .954 4.77 .961 5.76
1922 PHI NL 27 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
7 Seasons SS 199 179 162 1042 422 526 94 67 .910 4.76 .931 5.37
6 Seasons 2B 123 99 84 586 210 357 19 30 .968 4.61 .961 5.59
4 Seasons 3B 18 12 12 45 15 26 4 1 .911 2.28 .943 3.25
2 Seasons OF 10 11 10 18 15 0 3 0 .833 1.50 .962 2.26 5-0-8
2 Seasons RF 8 7 7 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.38 .962 1.91
2 Seasons LF 5 4 3 14 12 0 2 0 .857 2.40 .965 2.22
8 Seasons TOT 350 301 268 1691 662 909 120 98 .929 4.49 .942 5.25 5-0-8
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1915 FL  88 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1915 FL  70 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  69 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1914 FL  born 1895-05-15 (1st)
1915 FL  born 1895-05-15 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (1090th), -3.4 career WAR/-0.9 7yr-peak WAR/-2.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Greenfield James Jimmy Bluejacket Lawrence Jimmy jimmie jim james Greenfield Smith

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