Jimmy Piersall

Center Field

1950—1967

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#97

Player Detail

James Anthony
GIVEN NAME
Piersall
SURNAME
November 14, 1929, in Waterbury, CT
BORN
June 3, 2017, in Wheaton, IL, USA
DIED
1950—1967
Playing Career
Played from 20-37
PLAYING AGE
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
New York Mets
Los Angeles Angels
California Angels
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Red Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Jimmy
NICKNAME
37
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 7, 1950
Major League Debut
May 1, 1967
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jimmy Piersall?

Good defensive center fielder whose playing career was interrupted when he had a mental breakdown.

40

HITTING

40

POWER

60

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
When Piersall hit his 100th career home run, he ran around the bases backwards (not in backwards order, but running backwards). He hit the home run off Dallas Green.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1734
1604
104
591
.272
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

1961 Indians

31 Years Old

.322
AVG
6
HR
40
RBI
81
RUNS
.378
OBP
156
HITS
26
2B
7
3B
.442
SLG
43
BB
8
SB
4.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.272
.332
.386

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.718
.744
96.9

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
27.3
60.2

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

Jimmy Piersall 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
Piersall
536
146
74
23
5
9
54
48
53
10
207
196
.272
.332
.386
718
AVG CF
531
140
76
22
5
15
73
57
76
9
216
201
.264
.337
.407
.744

Jimmy Piersall Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
97
72
98
89
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
83
90
NR
96
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jimmy Piersall PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
29.4
25.3
18.1
14.2
2.74
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Jimmy Piersall
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
162.4
115.8
UNK
59.7
15.1
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Jimmy Piersall
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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