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Jim Thorpe

James Francis Thorpe

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 28, 1887 in Prague, OK
High School: Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA)
School: Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence, KS)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1913. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1913 (Age 25.321, 3,864th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1917 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Braves 1913-1919

Final Game: September 25, 1919 (Age 32.120)
Died: March 28, 1953 in Lomita, CA
Buried: Jim Thorpe Tomb, Jim Thorpe, PA
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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
1913 26 NYG NL 19 36 35 6 5 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 9 .143 .167 .229 .395 11 8 0 0 /O
1914 27 NYG NL 30 31 31 5 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 .194 .194 .226 .419 26 7 0 0 /O89
1915 28 NYG NL 17 54 52 8 12 3 1 0 1 4 2 2 16 .231 .259 .327 .586 80 17 0 0 O8/9
1917 30 TOT NL 103 338 308 41 73 5 10 4 40 12 14 45 .237 .275 .357 .632 96 110 2 13 O97/8
1917 30 NYG NL 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 211 1 0 0
1917 30 CIN NL 77 269 251 29 62 2 8 4 36 11 6 35 .247 .267 .367 .634 97 92 1 11 O97
1917 30 NYG NL 22 67 55 10 10 3 2 0 4 1 8 10 .182 .297 .309 .606 88 17 1 2 O9/78
1918 31 NYG NL 58 119 113 15 28 4 4 1 11 3 4 18 .248 .286 .381 .666 103 43 2 0 O7/98
1919 32 TOT NL 62 172 159 16 52 7 3 1 26 7 6 30 .327 .359 .428 .787 142 68 2 5 O78/93
1919 32 NYG NL 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 101 1 0 1 /O87
1919 32 BSN NL 60 168 156 16 51 7 3 1 25 7 6 30 .327 .360 .429 .789 143 67 2 4 O78/93
6 Yrs 289 750 698 91 176 20 18 7 82 29 3 27 122 .252 .286 .362 .648 99 253 6 18
162 Game Avg. 162 420 391 51 99 11 10 4 46 16 15 68 .252 .286 .362 .648 99 142 3 10
NYG (6 yrs) 152 313 291 46 63 11 7 2 21 11 3 15 57 .216 .262 .323 .585 77 94 3 3
BSN (1 yr) 60 168 156 16 51 7 3 1 25 7 6 30 .327 .360 .429 .789 143 67 2 4
CIN (1 yr) 77 269 251 29 62 2 8 4 36 11 6 35 .247 .267 .367 .634 97 92 1 11

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
1913 26 NYG NL 19 36 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .475 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 $5,000 /O
1914 27 NYG NL 30 31 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /O89
1915 28 NYG NL 17 54 -2 0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .480 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 O8/9
1917 30 NYG NL 26 69 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.1 1
1917 30 CIN NL 77 269 -2 1 0 2 -4 -3 -0.4 8 6 0.5 .495 .498 0.2 -0.2 3 O97
1918 31 NYG NL 58 119 -0 -0 0 -5 -2 -7 -0.9 4 -3 -0.5 .486 .495 0.2 -0.8 2 O7/98
1919 32 NYG NL 2 4 0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O87
1919 32 BSN NL 60 168 7 -0 0 -4 -2 1 0.0 5 6 0.6 .501 .500 1.1 -0.8 10 O78/93
6 Seasons 289 750 -4 1 0 -8 -9 -20 -2.6 23 3 -0.1 .492 .498 0.9 -2.2 11 $5,000
NYG (6 yrs) 152 313 -9 0 0 -6 -4 -18 -2.2 10 -8 -1.2 .486 .497 -0.4 -1.2 -2 $5,000
BSN (1 yr) 60 168 7 -0 0 -4 -2 1 0.0 5 6 0.6 .501 .500 1.1 -0.8 10
CIN (1 yr) 77 269 -2 1 0 2 -4 -3 -0.4 8 6 0.5 .495 .498 0.2 -0.2 3

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
1917 30 NYG NL WS CHW L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 G Awards
1913 NYG NL 26 OF 9 18 15 2 1 1 .944 1.89 .960 2.21 3-7-0
1914 NYG NL 27 OF 4 2 2 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0.75 .958 2.12
1914 NYG NL 27 CF 2 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00 .957 2.40
1914 NYG NL 27 RF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 1.80
1915 NYG NL 28 OF 15 13 12 30 28 0 2 0 .933 1.87 .959 2.12
1915 NYG NL 28 CF 13 11 10 26 24 0 2 0 .923 1.85 .961 2.47
1915 NYG NL 28 RF 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .952 1.70
1917 TOT NL 30 OF 87 78 64 189 174 7 8 2 .958 2.08 .963 2.20
1917 TOT NL 30 RF 52 48 41 109 101 5 3 2 .972 2.04 .955 1.86
1917 TOT NL 30 LF 39 30 23 80 73 2 5 0 .938 1.92 .963 2.17
1917 CIN NL 30 OF 69 63 54 156 143 7 6 2 .962 2.17 .963 2.20
1917 CIN NL 30 RF 39 38 35 96 89 5 2 2 .979 2.41 .955 1.86
1917 CIN NL 30 LF 33 25 19 60 54 2 4 0 .933 1.70 .963 2.17
1917 NYG NL 30 OF 18 15 10 33 31 0 2 0 .939 1.72 .963 2.20
1917 NYG NL 30 RF 13 10 6 13 12 0 1 0 .923 0.92 .955 1.86
1917 NYG NL 30 LF 6 5 4 20 19 0 1 0 .950 3.17 .963 2.17
1917 NYG NL 30 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
1918 NYG NL 31 OF 32 22 17 60 57 2 1 1 .983 1.84 .962 2.26
1918 NYG NL 31 LF 24 18 13 44 42 2 0 1 1.000 1.83 .965 2.22
1918 NYG NL 31 RF 9 2 2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0.56 .962 1.86
1918 NYG NL 31 CF 2 2 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 .960 2.70
1919 TOT NL 32 OF 40 34 30 83 75 2 6 0 .928 1.93 .964 2.26
1919 TOT NL 32 LF 23 19 16 44 38 2 4 0 .909 1.74 .966 2.21
1919 TOT NL 32 CF 13 8 7 27 25 0 2 0 .926 1.92 .968 2.60
1919 NYG NL 32 OF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.25
1919 NYG NL 32 CF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.60
1919 NYG NL 32 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1919 BSN NL 32 OF 38 34 30 81 73 2 6 0 .926 1.97 .964 2.26
1919 BSN NL 32 LF 22 19 16 44 38 2 4 0 .909 1.82 .966 2.21
1919 BSN NL 32 CF 12 8 7 25 23 0 2 0 .920 1.92 .968 2.60
1919 BSN NL 32 RF 7 7 7 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .959 1.99
1919 BSN NL 32 1B 2 2 1 15 13 0 2 1 .867 6.50 .988 11.25
6 Seasons OF 187 149 125 384 352 13 19 4 .951 1.95 .963 2.22 89-38-72
3 Seasons (incomplete) LF 86 67 52 168 153 6 9 1 .946 1.85 .964 2.19
5 Seasons RF 72 60 53 132 123 5 4 2 .970 1.78 .956 1.87
5 Seasons (incomplete) CF 31 22 20 65 60 0 5 0 .923 1.94 .964 2.54
1 Season 1B 2 2 1 15 13 0 2 1 .867 6.50 .988 11.25
6 Seasons TOT 189 151 126 399 365 13 21 5 .947 2.00 .964 2.31 89-38-72
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

AB per HR s c a p y
1917 NL  77.0 (5th)

                                         

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
1913 26 New York Giants $5,000 ? Ray Robinson, Matty, p. 153 2/8/13 SL: $6,500, incl. $500 signing bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,000
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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