Jim Bagby Stats

Jim Bagby was born on Saturday, October 5, 1889, in Barnett, Georgia. Bagby was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1912, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Bagby baseball stats page.

"In a Richmond Times-Dispatch article from that summer (June 14), he (Jim Bagby) recounted his experiences facing ( Ty ) Cobb , ( Babe ) Ruth , Sam Crawford and Joe Jackson . Bagby recalled that he and catcher Steve O'Neill worked seamlessly together, seldom differing on what pitch to throw, and that lefthanders simply could not hit his famed fadeaway pitch. Bagby fed Ruth a diet of these almost exclusively, learning his lesson early on after Babe slammed a curve off the League Park wall. He said, ' The Babe got so mad at me once he bellowed, 'Damn, if I won't knock that ball down your throat sometime.' ' Ruth never followed through on this, but he apparently learned how to hit this ephemeral menace. In limited matchups, mostly after 1920, when Bagby was past his peak, Babe rocked him for a .333 batting average, slugging three doubles, two triples and three home runs and walking 12 times in 42 plate appearances. Bagby, in his turn, went one for two against the pitching Babe. Jim named Shoeless Joe Jackson the best hitter he had faced: 'I don't mean now that he had the finest average, but he hit the ball better. If Joe was as fast as Cobb he could have outhit Ty 40 to 70 points a season. Why, he never beat out more than five infield hits a season. When he hit the ball it was really hit.' Cobb , however, left his mark on Bagby's record, tattooing him for a .398 average." - Baseball Historian Stephen Constantelos (SABR Baseball Biography, Jim Bagby , Source )
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Birth Name:
James Charles Jacob Bagby
Nickname:
Sarge
Born On:
10-05-1889  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Barnett, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-28-1954 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Marietta, Georgia
Cemetery:
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-22-1912 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-07-1923
Draft:
Not Applicable
Jim Bagby

Jim Bagby Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1912 23 Reds 5 1 3 2 1 .667 3.12 0 0 0 17.1 73 17 6 6 2 9 - 10 0 0 0 -
1916 27 Indians 48 27 19 16 16 .500 2.61 14 3 5 272.2 1,083 253 79 109 2 67 - 88 7 8 0 -
1917 28 Indians 49 37 10 23 13 .639 1.96 26 8 7 320.2 1,266 277 70 90 6 73 - 83 2 6 0 -
1918 29 Indians 45 31 14 17 16 .515 2.69 23 2 6 271.1 1,147 274 81 108 0 78 - 57 2 2 0 -
1919 30 Indians 35 32 3 17 11 .607 2.80 21 0 3 241.1 987 258 75 96 3 44 - 61 2 4 0 -
1920 31 Indians 48 38 9 31 12 .721 2.89 30 3 0 339.2 1,364 338 109 122 9 79 - 73 6 5 0 -
1921 32 Indians 40 26 13 14 12 .538 4.70 13 0 4 191.2 841 238 100 112 14 44 - 37 0 4 0 -
1922 33 Indians 25 10 11 4 5 .444 6.32 4 0 1 98.1 451 134 69 77 5 39 - 25 0 3 0 -
1923 34 Pirates 21 6 10 3 2 .600 5.24 2 0 3 68.2 321 95 40 49 6 25 - 16 0 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
9 Years 316 208 92 127 88 .591 3.11 133 16 29 1,821.2 7,533 1,884 629 769 47 458 - 450 19 33 0 -
Jim Bagby

Jim Bagby Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1912 23 Reds 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - .000 .000 .000
1916 27 Indians 51 90 12 15 2 1 0 0 4 6 0 18 9 0 0 - .167 .219 .211
1917 28 Indians 49 108 12 25 6 1 0 0 8 2 0 19 3 0 1 - .231 .252 .306
1918 29 Indians 47 99 5 21 3 0 0 0 8 6 0 9 3 0 0 - .212 .257 .242
1919 30 Indians 37 89 8 23 4 0 1 0 8 8 0 13 4 0 0 - .258 .320 .337
1920 31 Indians 49 131 17 33 7 3 1 0 14 6 0 17 7 0 0 - .252 .285 .374
1921 32 Indians 41 76 8 15 7 1 0 0 11 0 0 8 2 0 0 - .197 .197 .316
1922 33 Indians 25 42 4 11 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 3 0 0 1 - .262 .295 .405
1923 34 Pirates 21 20 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 - .050 .174 .050
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 325 660 69 144 35 6 2 0 60 32 0 91 30 0 2 - .218 .256 .298
Jim Bagby

Jim Bagby Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1912 Reds P 5 1 52 5 1.0 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.60
1916 Indians P 48 27 818 91 1.9 86 24 62 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.84
1917 Indians P 49 37 962 106 2.2 103 26 77 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.89
1918 Indians P 45 31 814 86 1.9 82 15 67 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.72
1919 Indians P 35 32 724 82 2.3 78 14 64 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.91
1920 Indians P 48 38 1,019 75 1.6 73 16 57 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.93
1921 Indians P 40 26 575 57 1.4 54 12 42 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.54
1922 Indians P 25 10 295 34 1.4 34 6 28 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.11
1923 Pirates P 21 6 206 11 0.5 11 1 10 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.44
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 316 208 5,465 547 1.7 526 115 411 21 18 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.60
9 Years 316 208 5,465 547 1.7 526 115 411 21 18 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.60
Jim Bagby

Jim Bagby Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1912 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.11 5.19 4.67
1916 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 22.5 1.31 2.90 2.21
1917 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 13.5 1.14 2.33 2.05
1918 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 12.4 0.73 1.89 2.59
1919 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 89.0 6.8 11.1 1.39 2.27 1.64
1920 Indians 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 131.0 7.7 9.4 0.92 1.93 2.09
1921 Indians 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 6.9 0.84 1.74 2.07
1922 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.0 7.0 0.64 2.29 3.57
1923 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 20.0 20.0 0.64 2.10 3.28
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 3 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 330.0 7.3 11.0 0.98 2.22 2.26
Jim Bagby

Jim Bagby Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1912 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Cleveland Indians n/a Undetermined n/a -
1917 Cleveland Indians n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 Cleveland Indians n/a Undetermined n/a -
1919 Cleveland Indians n/a Undetermined n/a -
1920 Cleveland Indians n/a $4,500.00 n/a Stats
1921 Cleveland Indians n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1922 Cleveland Indians n/a $7,000.00 n/a -
1923 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -


Did you know that Jim Bagby was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Bagby was named one of the 36 pitchers.

Jim Bagby helped lead the 1920 Cleveland Indians into the Fall Classic , where they defeated the Brooklyn Robins 5-2, in the 1920 World Series . Jim's son, Jim Bagby Jr. , went 7-6 in 1946 , helping the 1946 Boston Red Sox reach the World Series where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-4, in the 1946 World Series . The Bagbys were the first father and son to each take the mound in a World Series .

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Jim Bagby | 1995 Conlon Baseball Card (#1364) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Bob Feller , Addie Joss , Stan Coveleski , Gaylord Perry , Bob Lemon , Early Wynn , all Hall of Fame pitchers, and many other great Cleveland aces have won twenty-or-more games during a single season, but when Jim Bagby won thirty-one games in 1920, he set the (still standing) all-time Indians single season record for wins in a season. [ MLB.com Sortable Indians' Stats ]

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