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Jim Tobin

James Anthony Tobin (Abba Dabba)

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 27, 1912 in Oakland, CA
High School: Roosevelt HS (Oakland, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1937 (Age 24.124)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Pirates/Bees/Tigers 1937-1945

Final Game: September 23, 1945 (Age 32.270)
Died: May 19, 1969 in Oakland, CA
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, CA
Relatives: Brother of Jackie Tobin
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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
1937 24 PIT NL 21 38 34 7 15 4 0 0 6 0 4 3 .441 .500 .559 1.059 188 19 2 0 0 1
1938 25 PIT NL 56 114 103 8 25 6 1 0 11 0 9 12 .243 .310 .320 .630 73 33 2 1 1 1
1939 26 PIT NL 43 77 74 9 18 3 1 2 11 0 2 12 .243 .263 .392 .655 75 29 0 0 1 1
1940 27 BSN NL 20 44 43 5 12 3 0 0 3 0 1 10 .279 .295 .349 .644 83 15 2 0 0 1
1941 28 BSN NL 43 113 103 6 19 5 0 0 9 1 10 31 .184 .257 .233 .490 42 24 4 0 0 1 MVP-21
1942 29 BSN NL 47 132 114 14 28 2 0 6 15 0 16 23 .246 .344 .421 .765 126 48 2 1 0 1
1943 30 BSN NL 46 113 107 8 30 4 0 2 12 0 6 16 .280 .319 .374 .692 101 40 3 0 0 1/3 MVP-24
1944 ★ 31 BSN NL 62 134 116 13 22 5 1 2 18 0 16 28 .190 .288 .302 .590 63 35 3 0 2 1 AS,MVP-17
1945 32 TOT MLB 58 120 102 11 14 3 0 5 17 0 0 16 27 .137 .261 .314 .574 60 32 4 1 1 1
1945 32 BSN NL 41 93 77 9 11 3 0 3 12 0 15 22 .143 .290 .299 .589 64 23 2 1 0 1
1945 32 DET AL 17 27 25 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 5 .120 .154 .360 .514 43 9 2 0 1 1
9 Yrs 396 885 796 81 183 35 3 17 102 1 0 80 162 .230 .303 .345 .648 83 275 22 3 5
162 Game Avg. 162 362 326 33 75 14 1 7 42 0 33 66 .230 .303 .345 .648 83 113 9 1 2
BSN (6 yrs) 259 629 560 55 122 22 1 13 69 1 64 130 .218 .300 .330 .631 80 185 16 2 2
PIT (3 yrs) 120 229 211 24 58 13 2 2 28 0 15 27 .275 .326 .384 .710 93 81 4 1 2
DET (1 yr) 17 27 25 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 5 .120 .154 .360 .514 43 9 2 0 1
NL (9 yrs) 379 858 771 79 180 35 3 15 97 1 79 157 .233 .307 .345 .652 84 266 20 3 4
AL (1 yr) 17 27 25 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 5 .120 .154 .360 .514 43 9 2 0 1

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
1937 24 PIT NL 21 38 4 0 0 0 4 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .540 .505 0.8 0.0 8 1
1938 25 PIT NL 56 114 -4 0 0 0 13 10 1.0 0 10 1.0 .518 .506 1.0 -0.0 10 1
1939 26 PIT NL 43 77 -3 0 0 0 8 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .513 .504 0.6 -0.0 6 1
1940 27 BSN NL 20 44 -1 0 0 0 5 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .519 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 1
1941 28 BSN NL 43 113 -8 -0 0 0 12 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .511 .503 0.5 -0.0 4 1 MVP-21
1942 29 BSN NL 47 132 4 0 0 0 13 17 1.9 0 17 1.9 .540 .512 1.9 -0.0 17 1
1943 30 BSN NL 46 113 -0 0 0 0 9 9 1.0 0 9 1.0 .523 .507 1.0 -0.0 9 1/3 MVP-24
1944 ★ 31 BSN NL 62 134 -6 0 0 0 12 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .511 .504 0.7 0.0 6 1 AS,MVP-17
1945 32 BSN NL 41 93 -4 0 0 0 8 4 0.5 0 4 0.5 .511 .503 0.5 0.0 4 1
1945 32 DET AL 17 27 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 396 885 -20 1 0 0 88 69 7.3 0 69 7.3 .519 .505 7.3 -0.1 69
BSN (6 yrs) 259 629 -16 0 0 0 60 45 4.9 0 45 4.9 .519 .505 4.9 -0.0 45
PIT (3 yrs) 120 229 -2 0 0 0 26 24 2.4 0 24 2.4 .520 .505 2.4 -0.1 24
DET (1 yr) 17 27 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 0

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
1937 24 PIT NL 38 21 10 12.7 100 .484 .441 .279 .500 .340 .559 .395 1.059 .736 188 .869 4.6 0.4 1.095 .235 .118
1938 25 PIT NL 114 81 10 3.3 99 .275 .243 .275 .310 .339 .320 .391 .630 .730 73 .373 -3.6 -0.4 .538 .165 .078
1939 26 PIT NL 77 57 8 3.7 102 .267 .243 .278 .263 .343 .392 .397 .655 .740 75 .410 -3.1 -0.3 .554 .176 .149 .0
1940 27 BSN NL 44 33 4 3.3 92 .364 .279 .263 .295 .327 .349 .379 .644 .706 83 .370 -1.0 -0.1 .485 .093 .070
1941 28 BSN NL 113 88 6 1.8 89 .264 .184 .259 .257 .328 .233 .365 .490 .693 42 .183 -7.5 -0.8 .398 .155 .049 .0
1942 29 BSN NL 132 88 16 4.9 84 .259 .246 .253 .344 .324 .421 .351 .765 .675 126 .613 3.7 0.4 .739 .316 .175 .0
1943 30 BSN NL 113 80 13 4.4 88 .315 .280 .262 .319 .331 .374 .356 .692 .687 101 .548 -0.2 -0.0 .575 .150 .093 .0
1944 31 BSN NL 134 99 10 2.7 97 .233 .190 .273 .288 .340 .302 .383 .590 .723 63 .310 -5.7 -0.6 .526 .250 .112 .0
1945 32 TOT MLB 120 93 8 2.3 96 .129 .137 .272 .261 .343 .314 .374 .574 .717 60 .252 -5.8 -0.6 .533 .333 .176 .0
1945 32 BSN NL 93 68 7 2.8 97 .154 .143 .273 .290 .343 .299 .377 .589 .720 64 .309 -3.6 -0.4 .574 .351 .156 .0
1945 32 DET AL 27 25 1 1.1 94 .056 .120 .270 .154 .343 .360 .366 .514 .709 43 .087 -2.2 -0.2 .417 .280 .240 .0
9 Yrs 885 640 85 3.6 93 .269 .230 .267 .303 .335 .345 .374 .648 .709 83 .428 -18.7 -1.9 .565 .217 .116 1.9
162 Game Avg. 362 262 35 3.6 93 .269 .230 .267 .303 .335 .345 .374 .648 .709 83 .428 -18.7 -1.9 .565 .217 .116 1
BSN (6 yrs) 629 456 56 3.3 91 .261 .218 .263 .300 .332 .330 .367 .631 .699 80 .404 -14.4 -1.5 .555 .229 .113 1.9
PIT (3 yrs) 229 159 28 4.7 100 .308 .275 .277 .326 .340 .384 .394 .710 .734 93 .524 -2.0 -0.2 .618 .180 .109 .0
DET (1 yr) 27 25 1 1.1 94 .056 .120 .270 .154 .343 .360 .366 .514 .709 43 .087 -2.2 -0.2 .417 .280 .240 .0
NL (9 yrs) 858 615 84 3.7 93 .275 .233 .267 .307 .335 .345 .374 .652 .709 84 .439 -16.4 -1.7 .571 .215 .112 1.9
AL (1 yr) 27 25 1 1.1 94 .056 .120 .270 .154 .343 .360 .366 .514 .709 43 .087 -2.2 -0.2 .417 .280 .240 .0

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
1945 ❍ 32 DET AL WS CHC W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 BSN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1937 24 PIT NL 38 0.0% 7.9% 10.5% 10.5% 27% 0.75 11.3 5.7 82%
1938 25 PIT NL 114 0.0% 10.5% 7.9% 6.1% 28% 1.33 8.6 9.4 80%
1939 26 PIT NL 77 2.6% 15.6% 2.6% 7.8% 33% 6.00 6.2 37.0 6.7 78%
1940 27 BSN NL 44 0.0% 22.7% 2.3% 6.8% 25% 10.00 4.3 14.3 0.50 75%
1941 28 BSN NL 113 0.0% 27.4% 8.9% 4.4% 26% 3.10 3.3 11.4 1.60 64%
1942 29 BSN NL 132 4.6% 17.4% 12.1% 6.1% 29% 1.44 5.0 19.0 7.6 1.00 64%
1943 30 BSN NL 113 1.8% 14.2% 5.3% 5.3% 20% 2.67 6.7 53.5 8.9 0.62 79%
1944 31 BSN NL 134 1.5% 20.9% 11.9% 6.0% 36% 1.75 4.1 58.0 6.4 0.71 64%
1945 32 TOT MLB 120 4.2% 22.5% 13.3% 6.7% 57% 1.69 3.8 20.4 6.0 2.14 58%
1945 32 BSN NL 93 3.2% 23.7% 16.1% 6.5% 55% 1.47 3.5 25.7 6.4 1.86 56%
1945 32 DET AL 27 7.4% 18.5% 3.7% 7.4% 67% 5.00 5.0 12.5 5.0 67%
9 Yrs 885 1.9% 18.3% 9.0% 6.2% 30% 2.03 4.9 46.8 7.8 0.98 70%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.9% 8.8% 6.2% 26% 1.01 10.0 68.0 8.4 0.95 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1937 24 PIT NL 4.6 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 25 PIT NL -3.6 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 26 PIT NL -3.1 -0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 27 BSN NL -1.0 -0.1 17 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 .51 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 0.93 -1.1 0.81 2
1941 28 BSN NL -7.5 -0.8 30 0.0 0.6 -0.5 1.08 -0.1 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.02 -0.6 0
1942 29 BSN NL 3.7 0.4 48 0.7 1.3 -0.5 1.06 0.5 0.2 3.4 0.4 0.95 4.0 1.55 2
1943 30 BSN NL -0.2 -0.0 39 -0.0 0.6 -0.6 .99 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.86 1.5 1.04 4
1944 31 BSN NL -5.7 -0.6 44 -0.1 0.8 -0.9 1.21 -0.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 1.03 -1.4 1.97 7
1945 32 TOT MLB -5.8 -0.6 50 -0.1 0.9 -1.0 1.15 -0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.99 0.1 1.91 5
1945 32 BSN NL -3.6 -0.4 44 0.0 0.9 -0.8 1.13 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.2 1.01 0.8 1.84 4
1945 32 DET AL -2.2 -0.2 6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.25 -0.1 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.82 -0.7 2.18 1
9 Yrs -18.7 -1.9 228 0.4 4.2 -3.7 1.06 0.3 0.1 3.9 0.4 0.97 2.5 1.61 20

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 27 BSN NL 0 0 39% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
1941 28 BSN NL 1 0 21% 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
1942 29 BSN NL 2 0 21% 29 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 46% 8 6 2 0 0 0 3 0 3
1943 30 BSN NL 1 0 18% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 31 BSN NL 1 0 31% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 40% 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 1
1945 32 TOT MLB 0 0 23% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1945 32 BSN NL 0 0 25% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1945 32 DET AL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 5 0 26% 78 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 32% 14 11 3 3 3 0 8 3 5

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 27 BSN NL 17 0% 12 2 0 0 0 0.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 4 0 0% 9 1 11% 1 0 0% 0 0 27
1941 28 BSN NL 29 14% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 4 1 25% 20 4 20% 1 0 0% 0 0 84
1942 29 BSN NL 46 13% 28 2 0 0 0 1.55 6 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 8 2 25% 5 1 20% 26 4 15% 2 1 50% 3 1 33% 86
1943 30 BSN NL 39 15% 30 4 2 0 0 1.04 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 300% 3 0 0% 17 1 6% 0 0 1 0 0% 74
1944 31 BSN NL 44 45% 22 7 0 0 0 1.97 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 8 3 38% 7 1 14% 34 5 15% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 90
1945 32 TOT MLB 49 18% 14 5 0 0 2 1.91 5 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 1 8 4 50% 7 2 29% 35 6 17% 2 1 50% 0 0 71
1945 32 BSN NL 43 19% 11 4 0 0 2 1.84 3 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 6 2 33% 5 1 20% 32 6 19% 2 1 50% 0 0 50
1945 32 DET AL 6 17% 3 1 0 0 0 2.18 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 100% 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 21
9 Yrs 224 20% 183 20 2 0 2 1.61 17 0 8 4 1 10 7 0 5 32 22 69% 30 5 17% 141 21 15% 8 3 38% 5 2 40% 623
MLB Averages 47% 33% 36% 15% 52% 57%

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
1937 24 21 38 34 7 15 4 0 0 6 0 4 3 .441 .500 .559 1.059 188 19 2 0 0
1938 25 77 152 137 15 40 10 1 0 17 0 13 15 .292 .358 .380 .737 102 52 4 1 1
1939 26 120 229 211 24 58 13 2 2 28 0 15 27 .275 .326 .384 .710 93 81 4 1 2
1940 27 140 273 254 29 70 16 2 2 31 0 16 37 .276 .321 .378 .699 92 96 6 1 2
1941 28 183 386 357 35 89 21 2 2 40 1 26 68 .249 .302 .336 .638 78 120 10 1 2
1942 29 230 518 471 49 117 23 2 8 55 1 42 91 .248 .313 .357 .669 89 168 12 2 2
1943 30 276 631 578 57 147 27 2 10 67 1 48 107 .254 .314 .360 .674 91 208 15 2 2
1944 31 338 765 694 70 169 32 3 12 85 1 64 135 .244 .309 .350 .659 86 243 18 2 4
1945 32 396 885 796 81 183 35 3 17 102 1 0 80 162 .230 .303 .345 .648 83 275 22 3 5

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1937 24 22 39 35 7 15 4 0 0 6 0 4 3 .429 .487 .543 1.030 9 21
1938 25 59 120 109 8 26 6 1 0 12 0 9 13 .239 .303 .312 .614 11 56
1939 26 45 81 78 10 19 3 1 2 12 0 2 13 .244 .263 .385 .647 8 43
1940 27 21 48 47 6 14 4 0 0 4 0 1 11 .298 .313 .383 .695 5 20
1941 28 45 119 108 7 21 6 0 0 11 1 11 32 .194 .269 .250 .519 7 43
1942 29 50 144 124 17 33 2 0 7 19 0 19 24 .266 .368 .452 .820 20 47
1943 30 48 122 115 10 35 5 0 2 15 0 7 17 .304 .344 .400 .744 16 46
1944 31 64 140 121 13 23 5 1 2 19 0 17 29 .190 .290 .298 .587 10 62
1945 32 61 126 107 12 15 3 0 5 18 0 17 28 .140 .264 .308 .572 8 58
9 Yrs 415 939 844 90 201 38 3 18 116 1 87 170 .238 .312 .354 .666 94 396
162 Game Avg. 162 367 329 35 78 15 1 7 45 0 34 66 .238 .312 .354 .666 37 396



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 1.0%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (21, 3%)
1943 NL (24, 1%)
1944 NL (17, 4%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1944 NL  6.3 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: Abba James Anthony Dabba james Jim jimmie jimmy Tobin

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