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Zack Taylor

James Wren Taylor

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 27, 1898 in Yulee, FL
School: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) (All Transactions)
Debut: June 15, 1920 (Age 21.324)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Braves/Cubs/Giants/Dodgers/... 1920-1935

Final Game: September 24, 1935 (Age 37.059)
Died: September 19, 1974 in Orlando, FL
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, FL
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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
1920 21 BRO NL 9 13 13 3 5 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 .385 .385 .538 .923 160 7 0 0 /2
1921 22 BRO NL 30 108 102 6 20 0 2 0 8 2 0 1 8 .196 .212 .235 .447 16 24 1 4 2
1922 23 BRO NL 7 15 14 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .214 .267 .214 .481 25 3 0 1 /2
1923 24 BRO NL 96 353 337 29 97 11 6 0 46 2 5 9 13 .288 .312 .356 .668 77 120 3 4 2
1924 25 BRO NL 99 368 345 36 100 9 4 1 39 0 1 14 14 .290 .319 .348 .667 81 120 1 8 2
1925 26 BRO NL 109 374 352 33 109 16 4 3 44 0 0 17 19 .310 .343 .403 .747 92 142 1 4 2
1926 27 BSN NL 125 470 432 36 110 22 3 0 42 1 28 27 .255 .303 .319 .622 74 138 2 8 *2
1927 28 TOT NL 113 388 354 26 83 9 4 1 35 2 25 25 .234 .287 .291 .578 56 103 1 8 *2
1927 28 BSN NL 30 105 96 8 23 2 1 1 14 0 8 5 .240 .298 .313 .611 69 30 0 1 2
1927 28 NYG NL 83 283 258 18 60 7 3 0 21 2 17 20 .233 .283 .283 .566 52 73 1 7 2
1928 29 BSN NL 125 441 399 36 100 15 1 2 30 2 33 29 .251 .313 .308 .621 68 123 3 7 *2
1929 30 TOT NL 98 351 316 37 84 23 3 1 41 0 26 27 .266 .326 .367 .693 72 116 2 8 2 MVP-23
1929 30 BSN NL 34 114 101 8 25 7 0 0 10 0 7 9 .248 .303 .317 .620 57 32 1 5 2
1929 30 CHC NL 64 237 215 29 59 16 3 1 31 0 19 18 .274 .336 .391 .727 79 84 1 3 2
1930 31 CHC NL 32 101 95 12 22 2 1 1 11 0 2 12 .232 .255 .305 .560 34 29 1 4 2
1931 32 CHC NL 8 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 106 1 0 2 /2
1932 33 CHC NL 21 32 30 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 4 .200 .226 .233 .459 24 7 0 1 2
1933 34 CHC NL 16 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 2
1934 35 NYY AL 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 1 0 0 /2
1935 36 BRO NL 26 57 54 2 7 3 0 0 5 0 2 8 .130 .175 .185 .361 -2 10 4 1 0 2
16 Yrs 918 3097 2865 258 748 113 28 9 311 9 7 161 192 .261 .304 .329 .634 68 944 5 16 59
162 Game Avg. 162 547 506 46 132 20 5 2 55 2 28 34 .261 .304 .329 .634 68 167 3 10
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
BRO (7 yrs) 376 1288 1217 109 341 41 16 4 149 4 7 44 65 .280 .309 .350 .659 74 426 4 7 21
CHC (5 yrs) 141 389 355 43 88 19 4 2 45 0 24 36 .248 .299 .341 .640 59 121 1 2 10
BSN (4 yrs) 314 1130 1028 88 258 46 5 3 96 3 76 70 .251 .306 .314 .621 69 323 6 21
NYG (1 yr) 83 283 258 18 60 7 3 0 21 2 17 20 .233 .283 .283 .566 52 73 1 7
NYY (1 yr) 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 1 0 0
NL (15 yrs) 914 3090 2858 258 747 113 28 9 311 9 7 161 191 .261 .304 .330 .634 68 943 5 16 59
AL (1 yr) 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 1 0 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
1920 21 BRO NL 9 13 1 -0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /2
1921 22 BRO NL 30 108 -13 1 0 1 1 -10 -1.0 3 -6 -0.7 .466 .494 -0.8 0.2 -7 2
1922 23 BRO NL 7 15 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1923 24 BRO NL 96 353 -10 -1 0 -4 3 -12 -1.2 11 -2 -0.2 .487 .492 0.2 -0.1 2 2
1924 25 BRO NL 99 368 -8 0 0 2 3 -3 -0.3 11 9 0.8 .497 .498 0.7 0.5 7 2
1925 26 BRO NL 109 374 -3 1 0 -2 3 -2 -0.2 12 10 1.0 .499 .499 1.2 0.1 12 2
1926 27 BSN NL 125 470 -13 0 0 2 4 -7 -0.8 14 7 0.6 .494 .495 0.4 0.6 5 *2
1927 28 BSN NL 30 105 -4 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .494 .499 0.1 0.2 1 2
1927 28 NYG NL 83 283 -17 -0 0 0 2 -15 -1.6 9 -6 -0.7 .481 .490 -0.7 0.2 -6 2
1928 29 BSN NL 125 441 -17 0 0 -1 4 -14 -1.5 14 -0 -0.1 .489 .491 0.1 0.2 1 *2
1929 30 BSN NL 34 114 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.5 4 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 2 MVP-23
1929 30 CHC NL 64 237 -7 0 0 0 2 -5 -0.4 7 2 0.3 .493 .497 0.3 0.2 3 2 MVP-23
1930 31 CHC NL 32 101 -11 0 0 0 1 -10 -0.9 3 -7 -0.6 .472 .495 -0.6 0.1 -7 $12,000 2
1931 32 CHC NL 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1932 33 CHC NL 21 32 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1933 34 CHC NL 16 11 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1934 35 NYY AL 4 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,800 /2
1935 36 BRO NL 26 57 -8 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .472 .496 -0.5 0.1 -5 2
16 Seasons 918 3097 -125 2 0 -2 26 -100 -10.3 96 -4 -0.6 .489 .495 -0.2 2.2 -2 $16,800
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BRO (7 yrs) 376 1288 -43 1 0 -4 11 -35 -3.7 40 5 0.3 .491 .497 0.9 0.6 9
CHC (5 yrs) 141 389 -24 1 0 0 3 -20 -1.9 12 -8 -0.7 .487 .497 -0.7 0.3 -8 $12,000
BSN (4 yrs) 314 1130 -40 0 0 2 10 -29 -3.0 35 6 0.5 .491 .494 0.4 1.1 4
NYG (1 yr) 83 283 -17 -0 0 0 2 -15 -1.6 9 -6 -0.7 .481 .490 -0.7 0.2 -6
NYY (1 yr) 4 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .471 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,800

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
1929 30 CHC NL WS PHA L 5 18 17 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .176 .167 .176 .343 3 0 0 0 1 0
1 WS 5 18 17 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .176 .167 .176 .343 3 0 0 0 1 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1920 BRO NL 21 C 9 1 1 17 11 4 2 0 .882 1.67 .968 5.31 1 1 1 50% 46%
1921 BRO NL 22 C 30 25 22 144 106 33 5 5 .965 4.63 .971 4.87 0 21 17 45% 49%
1922 BRO NL 23 C 6 2 1 20 16 3 1 0 .950 3.17 .974 4.63 0 2 1 33% 46%
1923 BRO NL 24 C 84 83 78 488 354 118 16 6 .967 5.62 .976 4.66 13 66 66 50% 44%
1924 BRO NL 25 C 93 92 85 490 388 96 6 13 .988 5.20 .981 4.78 4 48 59 55% 47%
1925 BRO NL 26 C 96 89 82 413 294 102 17 12 .959 4.13 .970 4.45 9 62 59 49% 44%
1926 BSN NL 27 C 123 122 108 525 394 123 8 17 .985 4.20 .971 4.39 13 56 59 51% 44%
1927 TOT NL 28 C 108 105 79 494 404 79 11 11 .978 4.47 .974 4.43 8 41 36 47% 39%
1927 BSN NL 28 C 27 25 23 167 137 28 2 3 .988 6.11 .974 4.43 2 19 13 41% 39%
1927 NYG NL 28 C 81 80 56 327 267 51 9 8 .972 3.93 .974 4.43 6 22 23 51% 39%
1928 BSN NL 29 C 124 121 93 457 367 83 7 8 .985 3.63 .979 4.42 11 59 43 42% 45%
1929 TOT NL 30 C 95 90 69 430 348 71 11 7 .974 4.41 .974 4.34 5 34 42 55% 42% MVP-23
1929 BSN NL 30 C 31 29 23 141 101 35 5 3 .965 4.39 .974 4.34 2 12 21 64% 42%
1929 CHC NL 30 C 64 61 46 289 247 36 6 4 .979 4.42 .974 4.34 3 22 21 49% 42%
1930 CHC NL 31 C 28 24 20 110 92 18 0 1 1.000 3.93 .976 4.57 3 10 9 47% 44%
1931 CHC NL 32 C 5 1 1 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 1.40 .980 4.64 0 0 1 100% 46%
1932 CHC NL 33 C 14 4 2 43 39 4 0 1 1.000 3.07 .979 4.66 2 2 2 50% 44%
1933 CHC NL 34 C 12 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .982 4.35 0 0 0
1934 NYY AL 35 C 3 1 1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.67 .980 5.00 0 0 0
1935 BRO NL 36 C 26 13 8 67 51 14 2 2 .970 2.50 .976 4.78 3 5 6 55% 44%
16 Seasons C 856 773 650 3718 2880 752 86 83 .977 4.24 .975 4.52 72 407 401 50% 44%
16 Seasons TOT 856 773 650 3718 2880 752 86 83 .977 4.24 .975 4.52 72 407 401 50% 44%
Lg 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
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))
1929 NL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1924 NL  93 (5th)
1925 NL  96 (2nd)
1926 NL  123 (2nd)
1927 NL  108 (3rd)
1928 NL  124 (2nd)
1929 NL  95 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1923 NL  354 (4th)
1924 NL  388 (3rd)
1926 NL  394 (2nd)
1927 NL  404 (2nd)
1928 NL  367 (5th)
1929 NL  348 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1923 NL  118 (1st)
1924 NL  96 (3rd)
1925 NL  102 (2nd)
1926 NL  123 (1st)
1927 NL  79 (3rd)
1928 NL  83 (3rd)
1929 NL  71 (2nd)
Career  752 (86th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1923 NL  16 (1st)
1925 NL  17 (2nd)
1927 NL  11 (4th)
1929 NL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1924 NL  13 (3rd)
1925 NL  12 (3rd)
1926 NL  17 (1st)
1927 NL  11 (3rd)
1928 NL  8 (5th)
1929 NL  7 (4th)
Career  83 (84th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1923 NL  13 (1st)
1925 NL  9 (1st)
1926 NL  13 (1st)
1927 NL  8 (3rd)
1928 NL  11 (1st)
1929 NL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1923 NL  66 (3rd)
1925 NL  62 (1st)
1926 NL  56 (1st)
1927 NL  41 (4th)
1928 NL  59 (1st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1923 NL  66 (1st)
1924 NL  59 (2nd)
1925 NL  59 (1st)
1926 NL  59 (1st)
1927 NL  36 (2nd)
1928 NL  43 (3rd)
1929 NL  42 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1923 NL  50.0 (4th)
1924 NL  55.1 (2nd)
1925 NL  48.8 (5th)
1926 NL  51.3 (3rd)
1927 NL  46.8 (4th)
1929 NL  55.3 (1st)
Career  49.6 (20th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1923 NL  5.62 (2nd)
1924 NL  5.20 (2nd)
1925 NL  4.13 (4th)
1926 NL  4.20 (3rd)
1927 NL  4.47 (3rd)
1929 NL  4.41 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1924 NL  .988 (1st)
1926 NL  .985 (3rd)
1927 NL  .978 (2nd)
1928 NL  .985 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (548th), -0.6 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/0.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1930 31 Chicago Cubs $12,000 ? Undated HOF clip
1934 35 New York Yankees $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,800
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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