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Jackie Tavener

John Adam Tavener (Rabbit)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 138 lb.

Born: December 27, 1897 in Celina, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1921 (Age 23.271, 5,067th in MLB history)   vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians 1921-1929

Last Game: October 6, 1929 (Age 31.283)   vs. SLB 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 14, 1969 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX
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Standard Batting

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
1921 23 DET AL 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1925 27 DET AL 134 520 453 45 111 11 11 0 47 5 4 39 60 .245 .309 .318 .627 61 144 3 25 *6
1926 28 DET AL 156 614 532 65 141 22 14 1 58 8 7 52 53 .265 .332 .365 .696 81 194 1 28 *6
1927 29 DET AL 116 474 419 60 115 22 9 5 59 19 8 36 38 .274 .333 .406 .739 90 170 1 18 *6 MVP-13
1928 30 DET AL 132 529 473 59 123 24 15 5 52 13 8 33 51 .260 .314 .406 .720 86 192 4 19 *6
1929 31 CLE AL 92 287 250 25 53 9 4 2 27 1 4 26 28 .212 .289 .304 .593 51 76 1 15 6
6 Yrs 632 2428 2131 254 543 88 53 13 243 46 31 186 231 .255 .318 .364 .682 76 776 10 105
162 Game Avg. 162 622 546 65 139 23 14 3 62 12 8 48 59 .255 .318 .364 .682 76 199 3 27
DET (5 yrs) 540 2141 1881 229 490 79 49 11 216 45 27 160 203 .260 .321 .372 .694 79 700 9 90
CLE (1 yr) 92 287 250 25 53 9 4 2 27 1 4 26 28 .212 .289 .304 .593 51 76 1 15

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
1921 23 DET AL 2 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .443 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
1925 27 DET AL 134 520 -30 0 0 -1 9 -22 -2.0 20 -2 -0.1 .485 .487 -0.0 0.7 -1 *6
1926 28 DET AL 156 614 -16 -0 0 -5 10 -12 -1.2 23 12 1.1 .493 .493 1.6 0.5 17 *6
1927 29 DET AL 116 474 -8 1 0 0 8 1 0.1 18 18 1.9 .501 .500 1.8 0.7 18 *6 MVP-13
1928 30 DET AL 132 529 -12 -0 0 -5 9 -8 -0.8 20 12 1.2 .494 .495 1.6 0.4 17 *6
1929 31 CLE AL 92 287 -20 -1 0 4 5 -12 -1.2 11 -1 -0.1 .488 .493 -0.5 0.8 -5 6
6 Seasons 632 2428 -87 0 0 -7 40 -54 -5.2 91 37 3.9 .492 .494 4.5 3.2 44
DET (5 yrs) 540 2141 -68 1 0 -11 35 -42 -4.0 80 38 3.9 .492 .494 5.0 2.4 49
CLE (1 yr) 92 287 -20 -1 0 4 5 -12 -1.2 11 -1 -0.1 .488 .493 -0.5 0.8 -5

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1921 23 DET AL 4 4 0 0.0 113 .000 .000 .298 .000 .364 .000 .419 .000 .783 -100 .000 -1.2 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1925 27 DET AL 520 371 44 3.2 114 .282 .245 .297 .309 .367 .318 .416 .627 .784 61 .294 -28.7 -2.7 .540 .161 .073 .0
1926 28 DET AL 614 426 63 3.9 110 .293 .265 .291 .332 .363 .365 .408 .696 .771 81 .421 -16.8 -1.6 .623 .199 .100 1.8
1927 29 DET AL 474 330 57 4.6 111 .293 .274 .294 .333 .362 .406 .413 .739 .776 90 .477 -7.7 -0.7 .699 .243 .131 7.9
1928 30 DET AL 529 377 58 4.1 110 .283 .260 .291 .314 .356 .406 .414 .720 .770 86 .435 -12.2 -1.2 .654 .226 .146 7.2
1929 31 CLE AL 287 216 21 2.6 115 .232 .212 .296 .289 .363 .304 .427 .593 .790 51 .235 -19.5 -1.9 .498 .184 .092 1.3
6 Yrs 2428 1724 243 3.8 112 .281 .255 .294 .318 .362 .364 .414 .682 .777 76 .386 -86.2 -8.3 .610 .204 .109 20.3
162 Game Avg. 622 442 62 3.8 112 .281 .255 .294 .318 .362 .364 .414 .682 .777 76 .386 -86.2 -8.3 .610 .204 .109 5
DET (5 yrs) 2141 1508 222 3.9 111 .287 .260 .293 .321 .362 .372 .413 .694 .775 79 .406 -66.7 -6.4 .626 .206 .112 17.7
CLE (1 yr) 287 216 21 2.6 115 .232 .212 .296 .289 .363 .304 .427 .593 .790 51 .235 -19.5 -1.9 .498 .184 .092 1.3

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1921 23 DET AL 4 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0 75%
1925 27 DET AL 520 0.0% 11.5% 7.5% 4.2% 20% 1.54 7.6 9.6 76%
1926 28 DET AL 614 0.2% 8.6% 8.5% 6.0% 26% 1.02 10.0 532.0 9.2 78%
1927 29 DET AL 474 1.1% 8.0% 7.6% 7.6% 31% 1.06 11.0 83.8 7.1 79%
1928 30 DET AL 529 1.0% 9.6% 6.2% 8.3% 36% 1.55 9.3 94.6 9.1 79%
1929 31 CLE AL 287 0.7% 9.8% 9.1% 5.2% 28% 1.08 8.9 125.0 9.3 77%
6 Yrs 2428 0.5% 9.5% 7.7% 6.3% 28% 1.24 9.2 163.9 8.8 78%
MLB Averages 1.1% 7.2% 7.8% 6.6% 26% 0.92 12.3 82.4 7.8 80%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1921 23 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1922 24 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1923 25 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1924 26 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1925 27 136 524 457 45 111 11 11 0 47 5 4 39 61 .243 .307 .315 .622 59 144 3 25
1926 28 292 1138 989 110 252 33 25 1 105 13 11 91 114 .255 .320 .342 .662 71 338 4 53
1927 29 408 1612 1408 170 367 55 34 6 164 32 19 127 152 .261 .324 .361 .685 76 508 5 71
1928 30 540 2141 1881 229 490 79 49 11 216 45 27 160 203 .260 .321 .372 .694 79 700 9 90
1929 31 632 2428 2131 254 543 88 53 13 243 46 31 186 231 .255 .318 .364 .682 76 776 10 105

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1921 23 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1925 27 141 532 466 40 106 11 11 0 42 5 37 63 .227 .289 .298 .587 39 134
1926 28 164 630 549 61 138 22 14 1 54 8 51 56 .251 .316 .348 .664 60 156
1927 29 121 481 427 53 109 21 9 5 52 18 34 40 .255 .312 .382 .693 50 116
1928 30 139 544 488 55 120 23 15 5 48 13 32 54 .246 .298 .385 .683 55 132
1929 31 97 301 259 22 50 8 4 2 24 1 25 30 .193 .267 .278 .545 19 92
6 Yrs 664 2492 2193 231 523 85 53 13 220 45 179 244 .238 .299 .343 .642 223 632
162 Game Avg. 162 608 535 56 128 21 13 3 54 11 44 60 .238 .299 .343 .642 54 632

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (13, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (982nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1925 AL  0.7 (9th)
1927 AL  0.7 (6th)
1929 AL  0.8 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1926 AL  156 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
1925 AL  11 (10th)
1926 AL  14 (5th)
1928 AL  15 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 AL  60 (3rd)
1926 AL  53 (7th)
1928 AL  51 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1927 AL  19 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  25 (7th)
1926 AL  28 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1926 AL  426 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (774), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 6 (1765), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (286th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Adam jacie Jackie Rabbit Tavener

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