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Jim Piersall

James Anthony Piersall (Jimmy)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 14, 1929 in Waterbury, Connecticut, US
High School: Leavenworth HS (Waterbury, CT)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 18 -7.1 Scranton EL A BOS 141 527 148 27 8 12 .281 .431 227
1949 19 -8.6 Louisville AA AAA BOS 125 489 446 58 121 21 4 3 58 6 30 59 .271 .317 .357 .674 159 16 0 13
1950 20 -7.5 Louisville AA AAA BOS 131 570 487 97 124 25 11 3 60 14 72 59 .255 .352 .370 .721 180 10 1 10
1950 20 -8.8 Boston AL MLB BOS 6 11 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .286 .545 .286 .831 2 0 0 0
1951 21 -5.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BOS 138 484 479 8 164 30 14 15 2 0 5 5 .342 .557 267 0 0 0
1951 21 -5.1 Birmingham SOUA AA BOS 121 437 151 30 12 15 .346 .572 250
1951 21 -6.5 Louisville AA AAA BOS 17 47 42 8 13 0 2 0 2 0 5 5 .310 .383 .405 .788 17 0 0 0
1952 22 -4.6 Birmingham SOUA AA BOS 18 56 19 4 1 1 .339 .500 28
1952 22 -6.7 Boston AL MLB BOS 56 194 161 28 43 8 0 1 16 3 3 28 26 .267 .379 .335 .714 54 2 1 4
1953 23 -5.7 Boston AL MLB BOS 151 654 585 76 159 21 9 3 52 11 10 41 52 .272 .329 .354 .683 207 12 9 19
1954 24 -4.4 Boston AL MLB BOS 133 520 474 77 135 24 2 8 38 5 1 36 42 .285 .338 .395 .732 187 13 3 5 2
1955 25 -3.5 Boston AL MLB BOS 149 599 515 68 146 25 5 13 62 6 1 67 52 .283 .364 .427 .792 220 16 2 9 6 7
1956 26 -2.4 Boston AL MLB BOS 155 681 601 91 176 40 6 14 87 7 7 58 48 .293 .350 .449 .799 270 19 1 9 12 2
1957 27 -1.7 Boston AL MLB BOS 151 687 609 103 159 27 5 19 63 14 6 62 54 .261 .331 .415 .746 253 17 4 7 5 1
1958 28 -0.5 Boston AL MLB BOS 130 469 417 55 99 13 5 8 48 12 2 42 43 .237 .303 .350 .653 146 11 0 4 6 2
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 29 0.2 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 100 354 317 42 78 13 2 4 30 6 3 25 31 .246 .303 .338 .641 107 2 2 8 2 1
1960 30 1.5 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 138 522 486 70 137 12 4 18 66 18 5 24 38 .282 .313 .434 .747 211 17 0 8 4 3
1961 31 2.8 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 121 536 484 81 156 26 7 6 40 8 2 43 46 .322 .378 .442 .820 214 18 2 4 3 1
1962 32 4.2 Washington AL MLB WSA 135 515 471 38 115 20 4 4 31 12 7 39 53 .244 .301 .329 .630 155 12 0 4 1 3
1963 33 5.4 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB NYM-WSA-LAA 89 304 270 26 63 6 1 2 19 5 3 21 30 .233 .285 .285 .570 77 6 0 9 4 1
1963 33 5.3 Washington AL MLB WSA 29 104 94 9 23 1 0 1 5 4 0 6 11 .245 .284 .287 .572 27 2 0 2 2 0
1963 33 5.6 New York NL MLB NYM 40 140 124 13 24 4 1 1 10 1 2 10 14 .194 .250 .266 .516 33 3 0 4 2 1
1963 33 5.3 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA 20 60 52 4 16 1 0 0 4 0 1 5 5 .308 .368 .327 .695 17 1 0 3 0 0
1964 34 6.5 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA 87 276 255 28 80 11 0 2 13 5 3 16 32 .314 .353 .380 .733 97 5 0 4 1 1
1965 35 7.7 California AL MLB CAL 53 121 112 10 30 5 2 2 12 2 2 5 15 .268 .305 .402 .707 45 3 1 3 0 1
1966 36 8.8 California AL MLB CAL 75 144 123 14 26 5 0 0 14 1 2 13 19 .211 .283 .252 .535 31 8 0 6 2 0
1967 37 9.8 California AL MLB CAL 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 1734 6591 5890 811 1604 256 52 104 591 115 57 524 583 .272 .332 .386 .718 2276 161 25 104 48 23
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 553 2126 1995 163 576 107 38 34 120 20 107 123 .289 .432 861 26 1 23
All Levels (20 Seasons) 2287 8717 7885 974 2180 363 90 138 711 135 57 631 706 .276 .398 3137 187 26 127 48 23
AA (2 seasons) Minors 139 493 493 170 34 13 16 .345 .564 278
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 273 1106 975 163 258 46 17 6 120 20 107 123 .265 .338 .365 .703 356 26 1 23
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1949 19 Louisville AA AAA BOS OF 116 382 357 18 7 3 .982 3.23
1950 20 Louisville AA AAA BOS OF 125 391 369 18 4 5 .990 3.10
1950 20 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 2
1950 20 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 2 18.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 4.50
1951 21 Louisville AA AAA BOS OF 15 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 1.73
1952 22 Boston AL MLB BOS 3B 1 3.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 3.00 1.00
1952 22 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 1
1952 22 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 22 146.0 41 38 3 0 0 1.000 2.53 1.86
1952 22 Boston AL MLB BOS RF 21
1952 22 Boston AL MLB BOS SS 30 251.0 125 41 75 9 13 .928 4.16 3.87
1953 23 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 2
1953 23 Boston AL MLB BOS LF 1
1953 23 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 151 1332.0 372 352 15 5 7 .987 2.48 2.43
1953 23 Boston AL MLB BOS RF 150
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1954 24 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 30
1954 24 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 126 1026.0 263 249 10 4 2 .985 2.27 2.06
1954 24 Boston AL MLB BOS RF 96
1955 25 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 147
1955 25 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 147 1294.0 435 425 7 3 2 .993 3.00 2.94
1956 26 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 155
1956 26 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 155 1373.0 469 455 10 4 1 .991 3.05 3.00
1957 27 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 151
1957 27 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 151 1321.0 413 397 12 4 0 .990 2.79 2.71
1958 28 Boston AL MLB BOS CF 125
1958 28 Boston AL MLB BOS OF 125 1017.0 327 314 8 5 2 .985 2.85 2.58
1959 29 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 3B 1 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1959 29 Cleveland AL MLB CLE CF 91
1959 29 Cleveland AL MLB CLE OF 91 697.0 223 216 3 4 2 .982 2.83 2.41
1960 30 Cleveland AL MLB CLE CF 127
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 30 Cleveland AL MLB CLE LF 8
1960 30 Cleveland AL MLB CLE OF 134 1059.0 363 355 5 3 0 .992 3.06 2.69
1960 30 Cleveland AL MLB CLE RF 2
1961 31 Cleveland AL MLB CLE CF 120
1961 31 Cleveland AL MLB CLE OF 120 1036.0 340 328 9 3 3 .991 2.93 2.81
1962 32 Washington AL MLB WSA CF 132
1962 32 Washington AL MLB WSA OF 132 1073.0 314 308 5 1 0 .997 2.63 2.37
1963 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB NYM-WSA-LAA OF 81 626.0 161 158 3 0 0 1.000 2.31 1.99
1963 33 Washington AL MLB WSA OF 25 199.0 65 65 0 0 0 1.000 2.94 2.60
1963 33 New York NL MLB NYM CF 38
1963 33 New York NL MLB NYM OF 38 290.0 68 65 3 0 0 1.000 2.11 1.79
1963 33 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA OF 18 137.0 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 1.84 1.56
1964 34 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA CF 32
1964 34 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA LF 48
1964 34 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA OF 72 543.0 117 115 2 0 2 1.000 1.94 1.63
1965 35 California AL MLB CAL CF 10
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1965 35 California AL MLB CAL LF 29
1965 35 California AL MLB CAL OF 41 234.0 63 62 0 1 0 .984 2.38 1.51
1965 35 California AL MLB CAL RF 4
1966 36 California AL MLB CAL CF 14
1966 36 California AL MLB CAL LF 25
1966 36 California AL MLB CAL OF 63 327.0 74 69 3 2 0 .973 1.98 1.14
1966 36 California AL MLB CAL RF 27
1967 37 California AL MLB CAL LF 1
1967 37 California AL MLB CAL OF 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 3B 2 5.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 3.60 1.00
MLB (16 seasons) MLB CF 1177
MLB (6 seasons) MLB LF 112
MLB (17 seasons) MLB OF 1614 13123.0 3985 3851 95 39 21 .990 2.71 2.44
MLB (6 seasons) MLB RF 300
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 256 799 751 37 11 8 .986 3.08
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3B 2 5.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 3.60 1.00
All Levels (16 Seasons) CF 1177
All Levels (6 Seasons) LF 112
All Levels (19 Seasons) OF 1870 13123.0 4784 4602 132 50 29 .990 2.71 2.53
All Levels (6 Seasons) RF 300
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1973 43 Orangeburg WCRS A 1 of 1 122 50 72 .410
1 Season 122 50 72 .410

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1948 18 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League A
1949 19 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1950 20 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1950 20 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1950-09-07 1950-10-01
1951 21 Birmingham Barons Southern Association AA
1951 21 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1952 22 Birmingham Barons Southern Association AA
1952 22 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1952-04-15 1952-06-27
1953 23 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1953-04-16 1953-09-27
1954 24 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-26
1955 25 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1955-04-12 1955-09-25
1956 26 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
1957 27 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-29
1958 28 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1958-04-14 1958-09-28
1959 29 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1959-04-10 1959-09-27
1960 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1960-04-19 1960-10-02
1961 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-30
1962 32 Washington Senators American League MLB 1 1962-04-09 1962-09-30
1963 33 Washington Senators American League MLB 1 1963-04-08 1963-05-22
1963 33 New York Mets National League MLB 2 1963-05-24 1963-07-16
1963 33 Los Angeles Angels American League MLB 3 1963-07-27 1963-09-05
1964 34 Los Angeles Angels American League MLB 1 1964-04-17 1964-10-03
1965 35 California Angels American League MLB 1 1965-04-14 1965-10-03
1966 36 California Angels American League MLB 1 1966-04-19 1966-10-02
1967 37 California Angels American League MLB 1 1967-04-12 1967-05-01

Sabr ID: 91fce86d

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