Jimmy Williams

Second Base

1899—1909

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#67

Player Detail

James Thomas
GIVEN NAME
Williams
SURNAME
December 20, 1876, in St. Louis, MO
BORN
January 16, 1965, in St. Petersburg, FL, USA
DIED
1899—1909
Playing Career
Played from 22-32
PLAYING AGE
Pittsburgh Pirates
BLA
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1899
Major League Debut
October 3, 1909
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jimmy Williams?

Who was the first power-hitting superstar in the history of the Yankees? If you said Babe Ruth, you were wrong. More than a decade before the Bambino started swatting homers for New York, Williams was a powerful second baseman for the franchise. Technically, the team was known as the Highlanders during Williams’ tenure, so maybe that trivia question was unfair. But anyway…Williams was a power-hitting second baseman, which was about as rare in the early 1900s as a bathtub.

40

HITTING

30

POWER

50

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1457
1178
35
612
.265

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1903 New York Highlanders

26 Years Old

.267
AVG
3
HR
82
RBI
60
RUNS
.326
OBP
134
HITS
30
2B
12
3B
.392
SLG
39
BB
9
SB
4.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.265
.327
.378

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.705
.660
111.0

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
30.6
58.2

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

Jimmy Williams 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
Williams
538
148
77
24
14
5
78
47
52
15
213
198
.265
.327
.378
705
AVG 2B
542
142
69
22
8
3
68
36
45
21
187
183
.263
.315
.346
.660

Jimmy Williams Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
67
60
69
48
42
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
57
46
54
48
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jimmy Williams PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
32.7
28.6
19.4
15.2
3.63
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Jimmy Williams
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
201.8
152.0
105.4
74.4
22.4
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Jimmy Williams
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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