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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians 1921-1929

Final Game: October 6, 1929 (Age 31.283)
Died: September 14, 1969 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX
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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
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

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 Awards
1921 DET AL 23 SS 2 2 1 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 3.50 .941 5.35
1925 DET AL 27 SS 134 130 104 651 229 398 24 73 .963 4.68 .944 5.20
1926 DET AL 28 SS 156 156 143 809 300 470 39 92 .952 4.94 .944 5.01
1927 DET AL 29 SS 114 113 108 635 246 356 33 79 .948 5.28 .945 5.28 MVP-13
1928 DET AL 30 SS 131 130 125 749 302 405 42 81 .944 5.40 .938 5.11
1929 CLE AL 31 SS 89 67 61 458 158 275 25 59 .945 4.87 .937 5.21
6 Seasons SS 626 598 542 3309 1238 1908 163 384 .951 5.03 .942 5.15
6 Seasons TOT 626 598 542 3309 1238 1908 163 384 .951 5.03 .942 5.15
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (13, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

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)

Assistss c a p y
1926 AL  470 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1926 AL  39 (4th)
1928 AL  42 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1925 AL  134 (4th)
1926 AL  156 (1st)
1927 AL  114 (5th)
1928 AL  131 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1925 AL  229 (4th)
1926 AL  300 (2nd)
1927 AL  246 (5th)
1928 AL  302 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1925 AL  398 (4th)
1926 AL  470 (2nd)
1927 AL  356 (4th)
1928 AL  405 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1926 AL  39 (4th)
1927 AL  33 (5th)
1928 AL  42 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1925 AL  73 (4th)
1926 AL  92 (1st)
1927 AL  79 (3rd)
1928 AL  81 (3rd)
1929 AL  59 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1926 AL  4.94 (4th)
1927 AL  5.28 (4th)
1928 AL  5.40 (1st)
Career  5.03 (66th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1925 AL  .963 (2nd)
1926 AL  .952 (3rd)
1927 AL  .948 (3rd)
1928 AL  .944 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 6 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2605), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (274th), 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/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Adam jacie Jackie Rabbit Tavener

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