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General Stafford

James Joseph Stafford (Jamsey)

Positions: Outfielder, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 30, 1868 in Thompson, CT (All Transactions)
Debut: August 27, 1890 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Colonels/Beaneaters/Senators/Bisons 1890-1899

Final Game: October 12, 1899 (Age 31)
Died: September 18, 1923 in Worcester, MA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Dudley, MA
Relatives: Brother of John Stafford
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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
1890 22 BUF PL 15 56 49 11 7 1 0 0 3 2 7 8 .143 .250 .163 .413 15 8 0 1/O
1893 25 NYG NL 67 308 281 58 79 7 4 5 27 19 25 31 .281 .344 .388 .732 94 109 2 O
1894 26 NYG NL 14 57 46 10 10 1 1 0 4 2 10 7 .217 .368 .283 .651 59 13 1 0 /5O34
1895 27 NYG NL 124 510 463 79 129 12 5 3 73 42 40 32 .279 .344 .346 .689 79 160 6 1 *4O/5
1896 28 NYG NL 59 248 230 28 66 9 1 0 40 15 13 18 .287 .333 .335 .668 78 77 3 2 O/6
1897 29 TOT NL 120 512 464 68 124 16 5 7 57 15 34 36 .267 .321 .369 .690 85 171 3 11 *6O/5
1897 29 NYG NL 7 26 23 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 .087 .192 .087 .279 -24 2 0 0 /O6
1897 29 LOU NL 113 486 441 68 122 16 5 7 54 15 31 35 .277 .328 .383 .712 90 169 3 11 *6/O5
1898 30 TOT NL 86 339 304 47 86 5 0 2 33 10 23 24 .283 .337 .319 .656 87 97 2 10 O4/35
1898 30 LOU NL 49 207 181 26 54 3 0 1 25 7 19 16 .298 .368 .331 .700 101 60 1 6 4O/5
1898 30 BSN NL 37 132 123 21 32 2 0 1 8 3 4 8 .260 .289 .301 .590 65 37 1 4 O/3
1899 31 TOT NL 86 326 300 40 84 9 3 4 54 13 12 26 .280 .308 .370 .678 81 111 0 14 O46/5
1899 31 BSN NL 55 201 182 29 55 4 2 3 40 9 7 14 .302 .328 .396 .724 90 72 0 12 O/46
1899 31 WHS NL 31 125 118 11 29 5 1 1 14 4 5 12 .246 .276 .331 .607 67 39 0 2 46/5
8 Yrs 571 2356 2137 341 585 60 19 21 291 118 164 182 .274 .330 .349 .680 82 746 17 38
162 Game Avg. 162 668 606 97 166 17 5 6 83 33 47 52 .274 .330 .349 .680 82 212 5
NYG (5 yrs) 271 1149 1043 175 286 29 11 8 147 78 91 89 .274 .339 .346 .686 80 361 12 3
LOU (2 yrs) 162 693 622 94 176 19 5 8 79 22 50 51 .283 .340 .368 .708 94 229 4 17
BSN (2 yrs) 92 333 305 50 87 6 2 4 48 12 11 22 .285 .312 .357 .670 81 109 1 16
WHS (1 yr) 31 125 118 11 29 5 1 1 14 4 5 12 .246 .276 .331 .607 67 39 0 2
BUF (1 yr) 15 56 49 11 7 1 0 0 3 2 7 8 .143 .250 .163 .413 15 8 0
NL (7 yrs) 556 2300 2088 330 578 59 19 21 288 116 157 174 .277 .332 .353 .686 83 738 17 38
PL (1 yr) 15 56 49 11 7 1 0 0 3 2 7 8 .143 .250 .163 .413 15 8 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
1890 22 BUF PL 15 56 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1/O
1893 25 NYG NL 67 308 -5 0 0 -3 -4 -11 -0.9 10 -1 0.1 .487 .494 0.3 -0.5 2 O
1894 26 NYG NL 14 57 -3 -0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.3 2 -2 -0.1 .477 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -2 /5O34
1895 27 NYG NL 124 510 -14 3 0 -3 1 -13 -1.0 17 4 0.7 .492 .494 1.0 -0.1 8 *4O/5
1896 28 NYG NL 59 248 -7 0 0 -4 -3 -14 -1.2 8 -6 -0.4 .480 .493 -0.0 -0.6 -2 O/6
1897 29 NYG NL 7 26 -4 0 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .435 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /O6
1897 29 LOU NL 113 486 -8 -1 0 -2 7 -5 -0.4 17 12 1.2 .497 .498 1.4 0.4 14 *6/O5
1898 30 LOU NL 49 207 1 -1 0 -2 -1 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .495 .499 0.7 -0.3 7 4O/5
1898 30 BSN NL 37 132 -6 -0 0 1 -2 -7 -0.7 5 -3 -0.3 .481 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -4 O/3
1899 31 BSN NL 55 201 -4 -0 0 0 -2 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .490 .497 0.2 -0.2 1 O/46
1899 31 WHS NL 31 125 -6 -0 0 -6 1 -11 -1.0 4 -7 -0.6 .467 .494 -0.1 -0.4 -1 46/5
8 Seasons 571 2356 -64 1 0 -21 1 -82 -7.1 79 -4 0.7 .488 .496 2.6 -2.1 17
NYG (5 yrs) 271 1149 -34 3 0 -12 -6 -49 -4.0 39 -9 -0.1 .486 .494 0.9 -1.4 3
LOU (2 yrs) 162 693 -7 -2 0 -4 6 -7 -0.7 24 17 1.7 .496 .498 2.1 0.1 21
BSN (2 yrs) 92 333 -10 -0 0 1 -4 -13 -1.3 11 -2 -0.1 .486 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -3
WHS (1 yr) 31 125 -6 -0 0 -6 1 -11 -1.0 4 -7 -0.6 .467 .494 -0.1 -0.4 -1
BUF (1 yr) 15 56 -6 -0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1890 22 BUF PL 3 9 .250 5.14 4.99 12 12 0 11 0 0 98.0 123 89 56 8 43 21 4 0 3 465 80 1.694 11.3 0.7 3.9 1.9 0.49
1 Yr 3 9 .250 5.14 4.99 12 12 0 11 0 0 98.0 123 89 56 8 43 21 4 0 3 465 80 1.694 11.3 0.7 3.9 1.9 0.49
162 Game Avg. 9 26 .250 5.14 4.99 34 34 0 31 0 0 278 349 252 159 23 122 60 11 0 9 1318 80 1.694 11.3 0.7 3.9 1.9 0.49

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
1890 22 BUF PL 98.0 12 12 89 8.17 7.02 -0.46 0.00 97.0 7.25 -10 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .441 .496
1 Season 98.0 12 12 89 8.17 7.02 -0.46 0.00 97.0 7.25 -10 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0 .441 .496

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
1890 BUF PL 22 P 12 98.0 28 4 21 3 2 .893 2.30 2.08 .912 2.80 2.72
1890 BUF PL 22 OF 4 7 5 0 2 0 .714 1.25 .904 2.10 1-1-2
1893 NYG NL 25 OF 67 152 129 8 15 4 .901 2.04 .915 2.18 0-67-0
1894 NYG NL 26 3B 6 24 8 10 6 1 .750 3.00 .878 3.48
1894 NYG NL 26 OF 5 9 7 0 2 0 .778 1.40 .916 2.28 0-0-5
1894 NYG NL 26 1B 1 12 11 0 1 2 .917 11.00 .976 9.80
1894 NYG NL 26 2B 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .928 5.80
1895 NYG NL 27 2B 110 627 242 329 56 44 .911 5.19 .933 5.70
1895 NYG NL 27 OF 12 26 20 2 4 0 .846 1.83 .917 2.18 12-0-0
1895 NYG NL 27 3B 2 9 3 5 1 0 .889 4.00 .872 3.45
1896 NYG NL 28 OF 53 97 78 9 10 2 .897 1.64 .933 2.16 53-0-0
1896 NYG NL 28 SS 6 34 15 17 2 3 .941 5.33 .903 5.58
1897 TOT NL 29 SS 107 646 207 362 77 36 .881 5.32 .907 5.76
1897 TOT NL 29 OF 12 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.58 .936 2.08 9-2-1
1897 NYG NL 29 OF 5 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .935 2.08 5-0-0
1897 NYG NL 29 SS 2 13 4 4 5 1 .615 4.00 .907 5.75
1897 LOU NL 29 SS 105 633 203 358 72 35 .886 5.34 .907 5.76
1897 LOU NL 29 OF 7 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 .936 2.09 4-2-1
1897 LOU NL 29 3B 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 5.00 .892 3.40
1898 TOT NL 30 OF 57 105 92 5 8 3 .924 1.70 .937 2.08 15-8-34
1898 LOU NL 30 2B 28 151 58 78 15 6 .901 4.86 .943 5.62
1898 LOU NL 30 OF 22 39 33 4 2 3 .949 1.68 .937 2.08 6-7-9
1898 LOU NL 30 3B 1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .902 3.50
1898 BSN NL 30 OF 35 66 59 1 6 0 .909 1.71 .937 2.08 9-1-25
1898 BSN NL 30 1B 1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 12.00 .977 10.30
1899 TOT NL 31 2B 22 86 35 44 7 5 .919 3.59 .941 5.55
1899 TOT NL 31 SS 18 115 44 53 18 8 .843 5.39 .910 5.64
1899 BSN NL 31 OF 41 90 86 0 4 0 .956 2.10 .944 2.15 6-33-2
1899 BSN NL 31 2B 5 25 8 13 4 3 .840 4.20 .941 5.56
1899 BSN NL 31 SS 5 23 9 10 4 0 .826 3.80 .910 5.64
1899 WHS NL 31 2B 17 61 27 31 3 2 .951 3.41 .941 5.55
1899 WHS NL 31 SS 13 92 35 43 14 8 .848 6.00 .910 5.65
1899 WHS NL 31 3B 2 5 3 1 1 0 .800 2.00 .902 3.60
8 Seasons OF 251 505 436 24 45 9 .911 1.83 .929 2.14 96-111-44
4 Seasons 2B 161 868 338 452 78 55 .910 4.91 .935 5.67
3 Seasons SS 131 795 266 432 97 47 .878 5.33 .907 5.74
5 Seasons 3B 12 48 17 23 8 1 .833 3.33 .883 3.49
1 Season P 12 98.0 28 4 21 3 2 .893 2.30 2.08 .912 2.80 2.72
2 Seasons 1B 2 24 22 1 1 2 .958 11.50 .976 10.05
8 Seasons TOT 569 98.0 2268 1083 953 232 116 .898 2.30 3.58 .923 2.80 4.04 96-111-44
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

Home Runs s c a p y
1897 NL  7 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1897 NL  9.5 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1897 NL  66.3 (6th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1897 NL  77 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1895 NL  56 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  77 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (381st), 0.7 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 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: James General Jamsey Joseph Stafford

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