Jim Bottomley

Hall of Fame

First Base

1922—1937

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#65

Player Detail

James Leroy
GIVEN NAME
Bottomley
SURNAME
April 23, 1900, in Oglesby, IL
BORN
December 11, 1959, in St. Louis, MO, USA
DIED
1922—1937
Playing Career
Played from 22-37
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Browns
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Cardinals
PRIMARY TEAM
1926, 1931
World Series titles
Sunny Jim
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
August 18, 1922
Major League Debut
September 16, 1937
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jim Bottomley?

Happiest big fella in baseball, starred for Cardinals in 1920s and 1930s. Got several big hits for Redbirds in World Series.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

40

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
On September 16, 1924, Jim had two home runs, a double, and three singles as he went 6-for-6 at the plate and set a major league record with 12 RBI in a single game.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1991
2313
219
1422
.310
1928 NL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1928 Cardinals

28 Years Old

.325
AVG
31
HR
136
RBI
123
RUNS
.402
OBP
187
HITS
42
2B
20
3B
.629
SLG
71
BB
10
SB
5.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.310
.369
.500

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.869
.825
105.4

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
32.0
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Jim Bottomley Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Bottomley
537
166
85
33
11
16
102
48
42
4
268
217
.310
.369
.500
869
AVG 1B
536
164
80
30
8
11
96
50
40
6
245
217
.306
.368
.457
.825

Jim Bottomley Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
65
59
57
58
49
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
57
52
53
62
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jim Bottomley PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
35.3
28.8
21.6
15.1
2.87
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Jim Bottomley
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
254.3
165.5
124.7
81.6
20.6
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Jim Bottomley
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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