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Jim Stephens

James Walter Stephens (Little Nemo)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 157 lb.

Born: December 10, 1883 in Salineville, OH
School: Villanova University (Villanova, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1907 (Age 23.122, 2,898th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1907 season [*]
Team: Browns 1907-1912

Last Game: October 6, 1912 (Age 28.301)
Died: January 2, 1965 in Oxford, AL
Buried: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, AL
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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
1907 23 SLB AL 58 193 173 15 35 6 3 0 11 3 15 25 .202 .270 .272 .542 73 47 1 4 2
1908 24 SLB AL 47 164 150 14 30 4 1 0 6 0 9 22 .200 .255 .240 .495 61 36 2 3 2
1909 25 SLB AL 79 244 223 18 49 5 0 3 18 5 13 28 .220 .278 .283 .561 82 63 5 3 2
1910 26 SLB AL 99 320 289 24 62 3 7 0 23 2 16 40 .215 .261 .273 .534 72 79 2 13 2
1911 27 SLB AL 70 237 212 11 49 5 5 0 17 1 17 23 .231 .300 .302 .602 71 64 4 4 2
1912 28 SLB AL 75 219 205 13 51 7 5 0 22 3 2 7 31 .249 .274 .332 .605 76 68 0 7 2
6 Yrs 428 1377 1252 95 276 30 21 3 97 14 2 77 169 .220 .273 .285 .558 73 357 14 34
162 Game Avg. 162 521 474 36 104 11 8 1 37 5 29 64 .220 .273 .285 .558 73 135 5 13

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
1907 23 SLB AL 58 193 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.5 0.4 5 2
1908 24 SLB AL 47 164 -6 0 0 -1 3 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .489 .497 0.2 0.2 3 2
1909 25 SLB AL 79 244 -3 -0 0 2 4 2 0.2 9 11 1.2 .504 .502 1.0 0.7 9 2
1910 26 SLB AL 99 320 -9 -0 0 3 5 -1 -0.2 12 11 1.1 .499 .499 0.8 0.9 8 2
1911 27 SLB AL 70 237 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .495 .498 0.6 0.4 6 2
1912 28 SLB AL 75 219 -7 1 0 1 4 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.5 0.5 5 2
6 Seasons 428 1377 -38 0 0 5 23 -9 -1.1 51 41 4.3 .498 .499 3.7 3.2 36

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
1907 SLB AL 23 C 56 272 200 63 9 4 .967 4.70 .968 6.11 8 63 44 41% 44%
1908 SLB AL 24 C 45 272 193 68 11 4 .960 5.80 .969 6.28 4 40 43 52% 45%
1909 SLB AL 25 C 72 447 335 103 9 9 .980 6.08 .969 6.46 6 87 75 46% 45%
1910 SLB AL 26 C 96 591 418 156 17 18 .971 5.98 .968 6.88 6 143 107 43% 45%
1911 SLB AL 27 C 66 334 223 94 17 7 .949 4.80 .965 6.80 5 113 71 39% 45%
1912 SLB AL 28 C 66 390 262 110 18 10 .954 5.64 .961 6.78 3 102 67 40% 42%
6 Seasons C 401 2306 1631 594 81 52 .965 5.55 .967 6.60 32 548 407 43% 44%
6 Seasons TOT 401 2306 1631 594 81 52 .965 5.55 .967 6.60 32 548 407 43% 44%
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1910 AL  96 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1910 AL  418 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1910 AL  156 (1st)
1912 AL  110 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1910 AL  17 (4th)
1911 AL  17 (5th)
1912 AL  18 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1909 AL  9 (4th)
1910 AL  18 (1st)
1912 AL  10 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1910 AL  143 (1st)
1911 AL  113 (3rd)
1912 AL  102 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1910 AL  107 (1st)
Career  407 (98th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1908 AL  51.8 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1909 AL  6.08 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1910 AL  .971 (4th)

                           

Transactions

  • September, 1906: Drafted by the St. Louis Browns from Dallas (Texas) in the 1906 rule 5 draft.
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