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Jim Thome    \TOE-may\

James Howard Thome

Positions: First Baseman, Designated Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: August 27, 1970 in Peoria, IL
High School: Limestone Community HS (Bartonville, IL)
School: Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed June 18, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1991 (Age 21.008, 13,642nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Phillies/Twins/Orioles/... 1991-2012
Agents: Pat Rooney SFX [*]
Last Game: October 3, 2012 (Age 42.037)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1991 CLE AL 20 3B 27 27 25 242.1 80 12 60 8 6 .900 -2 -10 2.67 2.67 .955 2.79 2.79
1992 CLE AL 21 3B 40 37 20 308.0 93 21 61 11 3 .882 -1 -5 2.40 2.05 .950 2.78 2.77
1993 CLE AL 22 3B 47 45 25 381.0 121 29 86 6 10 .950 -3 -9 2.72 2.45 .951 2.69 2.66
1994 CLE AL 23 3B 94 90 56 754.2 250 62 173 15 12 .940 -4 -7 2.80 2.50 .948 2.64 2.62
1995 CLE AL 24 3B 134 128 119 1144.2 305 75 214 16 22 .948 0 0 2.27 2.16 .952 2.61 2.58
1995 CLE AL 24 DH 1 1
1996 CLE AL 25 3B 150 144 122 1278.1 365 86 262 17 24 .953 -0 -0 2.45 2.32 .956 2.56 2.55 MVP-15,SS
1996 CLE AL 25 DH 1 1 MVP-15,SS
1997 CLE AL 26 1B 145 140 132 1224.2 1338 1233 95 10 123 .993 -6 -5 9.76 9.16 .992 9.31 9.23 AS,MVP-6
1998 CLE AL 27 1B 117 114 105 1015.2 1093 998 85 10 97 .991 -13 -15 9.60 9.26 .992 9.43 9.33 AS,MVP-21
1998 CLE AL 27 DH 6 6 AS,MVP-21
1999 CLE AL 28 1B 111 109 100 953.2 1019 930 83 6 93 .994 -2 -3 9.56 9.13 .992 9.50 9.35 AS
1999 CLE AL 28 DH 34 34 AS
2000 CLE AL 29 1B 107 106 100 932.0 930 834 91 5 101 .995 6 7 8.93 8.64 .993 9.37 9.26
2000 CLE AL 29 DH 48 48
2001 CLE AL 30 1B 148 144 138 1280.2 1265 1177 78 10 105 .992 -9 -8 8.82 8.48 .993 9.39 9.31 MVP-7
2001 CLE AL 30 DH 6 5 MVP-7
2002 CLE AL 31 1B 128 128 121 1109.1 1148 1063 75 10 118 .991 -8 -9 9.23 8.89 .993 9.33 9.23 MVP-7
2002 CLE AL 31 DH 18 18 MVP-7
2003 PHI NL 32 1B 156 155 147 1361.2 1463 1372 86 5 132 .997 5 -6 4 -5 9.64 9.35 .993 9.60 9.51 MVP-4
2003 PHI NL 32 DH 2 2 MVP-4
2004 PHI NL 33 1B 134 134 123 1179.2 1182 1091 84 7 103 .994 3 -2 3 -2 8.96 8.77 .993 9.51 9.44 AS,MVP-19
2004 PHI NL 33 DH 6 6 AS,MVP-19
2005 PHI NL 34 1B 52 52 42 436.0 435 405 30 0 36 1.000 2 4 6 11 8.98 8.37 .993 9.65 9.52
2005 PHI NL 34 DH 5 5
2006 CHW AL 35 DH 136 136 AS,MVP-12
2006 CHW AL 35 1B 3 3 0 20.0 21 21 0 0 1 1.000 -0 0 -24 0 9.45 7.00 .994 9.54 9.40 AS,MVP-12
2007 CHW AL 36 DH 123 123
2007 CHW AL 36 1B 1 1 1 8.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 6.75 6.00 .995 9.34 9.30
2008 CHW AL 37 DH 140 139
2009 CHW AL 38 DH 99 98
2010 MIN AL 39 DH 79 78 MVP-18
2011 TOT AL 40 DH 78 78
2011 MIN AL 40 DH 59 59
2011 CLE AL 40 DH 19 19
2011 CLE AL 40 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
2012 TOT MLB 41 DH 36 35
2012 PHI NL 41 DH 9 9
2012 PHI NL 41 1B 4 4 2 27.0 38 35 2 1 4 .974 2 1 71 44 12.33 9.25 .992 9.30 9.18
2012 BAL AL 41 DH 27 26
12 Seasons 1B 1106 1090 1011 9548.1 9938 9165 709 64 913 .994 -20 -3 -3 -1 9.31 8.93 .993 9.44 9.35
17 Seasons DH 818 813
7 Seasons 3B 493 471 367 4109.0 1214 285 856 73 77 .940 -11 0 -3 2.50 2.31 .952 2.63 2.61
22 Seasons TOT 1599 1561 1378 13657.1 11152 9450 1565 137 990 .988 -31 -3 -3 -1 7.26 6.89 .988 7.39 7.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1991 CLE AL 20 3B -2 -10 -2 0 -2 0
1992 CLE AL 21 3B -1 -5 -1 0 -1 0
1993 CLE AL 22 3B -3 -9 -3 -0 -2 0
1994 CLE AL 23 3B -4 -7 -3 2 -5 -1
1995 CLE AL 24 3B 0 0 0 9 -9 0
1996 CLE AL 25 3B -0 -0 -2 -1 -0 1
1997 CLE AL 26 1B -6 -5 -6 -2 -4 1
1998 CLE AL 27 1B -13 -15 -13 -5 -7 0
1999 CLE AL 28 1B -2 -3 -2 3 -5 0
2000 CLE AL 29 1B 6 7 6 2 4 0
2001 CLE AL 30 1B -9 -8 -9 -6 -3 0
2002 CLE AL 31 1B -8 -9 -8 -6 -2 0
2003 PHI NL 32 1B 5 4 5 1 4 0 -6 -5 -9 3
2004 PHI NL 33 1B 3 3 3 2 2 0 -2 -2 -4 0
2005 PHI NL 34 1B 2 6 2 3 -1 0 4 11 3 0
2006 CHW AL 35 1B -0 -24 -0 0 -0 0 0 0 0
2007 CHW AL 36 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CLE AL 40 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 PHI NL 41 1B 2 71 1 0 0 1 1 44 0 0 1
12 Seasons 1B -20 -3 -22 -9 -13 2 -3 -1 -10 0 4
7 Seasons 3B -11 -3 -11 10 -20 0 0 0
22 Seasons TOT -31 -3 -33 0 -33 2 -3 -1 -10 0 4
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1991 CLE AL 20 27 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CLE AL 21 40 37 40 40 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1993 CLE AL 22 47 45 47 47 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994 CLE AL 23 98 90 98 94 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1995 CLE AL 24 137 129 137 134 0 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
1996 CLE AL 25 151 145 151 150 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
1997 CLE AL 26 147 140 147 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1998 CLE AL 27 123 120 123 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0
1999 CLE AL 28 146 143 146 111 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 3 0
2000 CLE AL 29 158 154 158 107 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 4 0
2001 CLE AL 30 156 149 156 148 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0
2002 CLE AL 31 147 146 147 128 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 0
2003 PHI NL 32 159 157 159 156 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
2004 PHI NL 33 143 140 143 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0
2005 PHI NL 34 59 57 59 52 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0
2006 CHW AL 35 143 139 143 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 4 0
2007 CHW AL 36 130 124 130 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 6 0
2008 CHW AL 37 149 139 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 10 0
2009 CHW AL 38 107 98 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 9 0
2009 LAD NL 38 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2010 MIN AL 39 108 78 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 30 0
2011 MIN AL 40 71 59 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 12 0
2011 CLE AL 40 22 19 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3 0
2012 PHI NL 41 30 13 30 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 17 0
2012 BAL AL 41 28 26 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 0
22 Seasons 2543 2374 2543 1598 0 0 1106 0 492 0 0 0 0 0 818 165 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1997 CLE AL 26 5387 55% 77% 33% 266 93% 0 1234 52 1177 5 113 93 72 14 1 2 10 2 7 1 8 123 7 0 3 114 11 9 3 6 15 100%
1998 CLE AL 27 4423 52% 77% 33% 265 81% 2 1003 50 944 5 92 85 53 14 1 3 10 0 10 0 9 97 4 0 1 93 7 4 2 2 13 92%
1999 CLE AL 28 4190 55% 75% 32% 225 94% 0 930 58 855 16 75 83 65 11 3 4 6 1 5 0 3 93 1 1 0 85 6 8 1 7 11 64%
2000 CLE AL 29 4094 56% 74% 29% 202 97% 0 831 35 783 14 75 91 66 21 1 4 5 1 3 1 3 101 4 2 1 97 7 4 0 3 8 63%
2001 CLE AL 30 5601 60% 75% 30% 253 97% 0 1177 67 1080 31 107 78 66 5 0 2 10 3 5 2 6 105 2 2 0 100 5 5 0 5 12 83%
2002 CLE AL 31 4876 56% 76% 30% 232 96% 0 1106 60 1043 4 140 25 7 16 0 4 10 2 7 1 5 118 5 2 0 110 7 8 3 4 11 100%
2003 PHI NL 32 5857 62% 76% 33% 291 97% 0 1370 89 1267 16 112 86 73 8 0 3 5 2 2 1 2 132 3 0 1 130 5 1 1 0 19 100%
2004 PHI NL 33 5087 61% 77% 30% 253 94% 2 1091 71 1009 12 85 84 73 7 2 3 7 1 4 2 3 103 5 0 0 99 6 4 0 4 11 100%
2005 PHI NL 34 1874 55% 78% 31% 82 93% 1 404 18 384 2 32 30 22 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 1 32 2 4 0 4 6 50%
2006 CHW AL 35 82 68% 80% 37% 3 100% 0 21 2 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CHW AL 36 40 75% 63% 23% 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 PHI NL 41 107 50% 82% 38% 6 83% 0 35 0 35 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 100%
12 Seasons 41618 57% 76% 31% 2078 93% 5 9208 502 8602 105 836 657 497 99 11 28 64 12 43 9 40 913 32 7 7 865 58 47 10 35 107 88%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 93% 84%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1991 CLE AL 20 1050 58% 85% 36% 86 79% 0 12 8 0 4 60 50 10 0 2 8 0 5 3 7 6 6 0 6 0 0 0 4 50%
1992 CLE AL 21 1331 61% 79% 31% 98 81% 0 21 17 0 4 61 47 12 2 2 11 0 6 5 8 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 6 100%
1993 CLE AL 22 1693 62% 80% 33% 122 84% 1 29 19 3 7 87 64 17 1 4 6 0 4 2 5 10 7 1 8 1 0 0 7 57%
1994 CLE AL 23 3312 51% 79% 37% 271 81% 4 62 44 7 11 173 133 37 1 6 15 0 7 8 13 12 11 1 12 0 0 0 19 37%
1995 CLE AL 24 4852 48% 78% 35% 318 84% 2 75 59 9 7 210 164 41 0 3 16 0 7 9 12 22 17 1 20 1 0 1 12 58%
1996 CLE AL 25 5514 50% 79% 35% 382 85% 6 86 65 6 15 262 198 56 3 8 17 0 9 8 15 24 21 2 23 1 0 1 19 47%
6 Seasons 17752 52% 79% 35% 1277 83% 13 285 212 25 48 853 656 173 7 25 73 0 38 35 60 77 65 5 72 3 0 2 67 52%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 87% 64%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1997 *
1998 (1B)
1999 (1B)
2004 *
2006 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1996 AL (15, 2%)
1997 AL (6, 23%)
1998 AL (21, 0%)
2001 AL (7, 27%)
2002 AL (7, 18%)
2003 NL (4, 45%)
2004 NL (19, 2%)
2006 AL (12, 4%)
2010 AL (18, 1%)
1.22 Career Shares (199th)

Silver Sluggers
1996 AL (3B)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2001 July AL Player of the Month
2003 September NL Player of the Month
2004 June NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2001 Jun 3rd AL Player of the Week
2001 Jul 22nd AL Player of the Week
2002 Apr 14th AL Player of the Week
2003 Aug 17th NL Player of the Week
2004 Jun 20th NL Player of the Week
2009 Jul 19th AL Player of the Week
2010 Jul 4th AL Player of the Week
2011 Aug 21st AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1997 AL  1,233 (4th)
2003 NL  1,372 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  145 (5th)
2001 AL  148 (4th)
2003 NL  156 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  1,233 (4th)
2003 NL  1,372 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  95 (5th)
1999 AL  83 (5th)
2000 AL  91 (2nd)
2003 NL  86 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  10 (5th)
1998 AL  10 (5th)
2001 AL  10 (4th)
2002 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  123 (4th)
2002 AL  118 (3rd)
2003 NL  132 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1995 AL  134 (3rd)
1996 AL  150 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1995 AL  214 (5th)
1996 AL  262 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1994 AL  15 (4th)
1995 AL  16 (3rd)
1996 AL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1995 AL  22 (4th)
1996 AL  24 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2000 AL  6 (3rd)
2003 NL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1997 AL  9.76 (4th)
Career  9.31 (95th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  9.16 (5th)
1998 AL  9.26 (3rd)
1999 AL  9.13 (5th)
2003 NL  9.35 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1999 AL  .994 (4th)
2003 NL  .997 (2nd)
2004 NL  .994 (5th)
Career  .994 (62nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1994 AL  2.80 (4th)

Salary s c a p y
2005 NL  $13,166,667 (8th)
2006 AL  $14,166,667 (8th)
2007 AL  $14,833,333 (10th)
2008 AL  $15,666,666 (10th)

Oldest s c a p y
2010 AL  born 1970-08-27 (6th)
2011 AL  born 1970-08-27 (5th)
2012 AL  born 1970-08-27 (3rd)
2012 NL  born 1970-08-27 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1991 AL  born 1970-08-27 (5th)
1992 AL  born 1970-08-27 (5th)

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