Jim Gilliam

Second Base

1953—1966

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#41

Player Detail

James William
GIVEN NAME
Gilliam
SURNAME
October 17, 1928, in Nashville, TN
BORN
October 8, 1978, in Inglewood, CA, USA
DIED
1953—1966
Playing Career
Played from 24-37
PLAYING AGE
Brooklyn Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Los Angeles Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
1955, 1959, 1963, 1965
World Series titles
Junior
NICKNAME
19
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 14, 1953
Major League Debut
September 30, 1966
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jim Gilliam?

Versatile player could start at third, second, or outfield. Played on seven Dodger pennant-winners, and won four World Series in Dodger Blue.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

70

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Serving as the Dodgers leadoff hitter for much of the late 1950s, Gilliam scored over 100 runs in each of his first four seasons and led the National League in walks in 1959.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1956
1889
65
558
.265
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1956 Dodgers

27 Years Old

.300
AVG
6
HR
43
RBI
102
RUNS
.399
OBP
178
HITS
23
2B
8
3B
.396
SLG
95
BB
21
SB
6.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.265
.360
.355

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.715
.677
105.9

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
35.7
58.2

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

Jim Gilliam 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
Gilliam
513
136
84
22
5
5
40
75
30
15
182
213
.265
.360
.355
715
AVG 2B
539
139
69
21
5
8
54
48
60
7
193
189
.258
.320
.357
.677

Jim Gilliam Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
41
46
42
40
32
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
39
37
62
42
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jim Gilliam PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
40.9
30.5
18.5
15.9
3.38
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Jim Gilliam
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
246.0
162.0
102.2
80.8
20.3
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Jim Gilliam
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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