Jim Landis Stats

Jim Landis was born on Friday, March 9, 1934, in Fresno, California. Landis was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1957, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Landis baseball stats page.

"I remember two things (about playing in the 1962 All-Star Game ). When I was growing up I admired Stan Musial . In those days both teams stayed at the same hotel. Well I come out of the hotel getting on the bus to go to the park and who's looking right at me? Stan Musial . I got to sit next to him on the bus and we talked. The other thing I remember is that I got into the game and came up to hit and the pitcher for the National League is Bob Shaw . I got a real funny feeling because I didn't want to hit against him. He was my friend and my teammate for a number of years." - Jim Landis ( Jim Landis Interview , Baseball Almanac, Mark Liptak)
Jim Landis

Jim Landis Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#128 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1966top01' title='1966 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Jim Landis Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#128 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James Henry Landis
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
03-09-1934  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fresno, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-07-2017 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Napa, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Richmond High School (Richmond, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-16-1957 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-27-1967
Draft:
Not Applicable
Jim Landis

Jim Landis 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Jim Landis

Jim Landis Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1957 23 White Sox 96 274 38 58 11 3 2 0 16 45 2 61 2 0 3 3 .212 .329 .296
1958 24 White Sox 142 523 72 145 23 7 15 0 64 52 1 80 9 1 8 9 .277 .351 .434
1959 25 White Sox 149 515 78 140 26 7 5 0 60 78 5 68 13 9 8 5 .272 .370 .379
1960 26 White Sox 148 494 89 125 25 6 10 0 49 80 4 84 7 4 9 7 .253 .365 .389
1961 27 White Sox 140 534 87 151 18 8 22 0 85 65 0 71 10 5 4 10 .283 .362 .470
1962 28 White Sox 149 534 82 122 21 6 15 1 61 80 3 105 3 4 9 10 .228 .337 .375
1963 29 White Sox 133 396 56 89 6 6 13 0 45 47 4 75 5 0 6 4 .225 .316 .369
1964 30 White Sox 106 298 30 62 8 4 1 0 18 36 1 64 6 1 6 5 .208 .305 .272
1965 31 Athletics 118 364 46 87 15 1 3 0 36 57 1 84 6 1 3 10 .239 .346 .310
1966 32 Indians 85 158 23 35 5 1 3 0 14 20 1 25 0 0 2 2 .222 .317 .323
1967 33 Tigers 25 48 4 10 0 0 2 0 4 7 0 12 0 1 0 0 .208 .304 .333
1967 33 Red Sox 5 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .571
1967 33 Astros 50 143 19 36 11 1 1 0 14 20 0 35 0 3 1 0 .252 .341 .364
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,346 4,288 625 1,061 169 50 93 1 467 588 22 767 61 29 59 65 .247 .344 .375
Jim Landis

Jim Landis Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1957 White Sox CF 41 35 942 103 2.5 102 96 6 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.92
1957 White Sox LF 11 3 147 13 1.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1957 White Sox RF 42 40 1,023 84 2.0 82 80 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.16
1958 White Sox CF 142 138 3,651 348 2.5 343 334 9 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.54
1959 White Sox CF 148 145 414 438 3.0 435 426 9 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .993 28.37
1960 White Sox CF 147 141 3,786 392 2.7 386 376 10 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.75
1961 White Sox CF 139 138 3,705 408 2.9 403 394 9 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.94
1962 White Sox CF 144 137 366 361 2.5 359 357 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 26.48
1963 White Sox CF 124 95 2,712 267 2.2 265 259 6 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.64
1963 White Sox RF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1964 White Sox CF 101 78 2,148 187 1.9 186 178 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.34
1965 Athletics CF 108 101 2,607 258 2.4 254 254 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.63
1965 Athletics RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Indians CF 35 30 738 67 1.9 67 67 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1966 Indians LF 18 4 192 11 0.6 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.55
1966 Indians RF 21 1 117 8 0.4 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.85
1967 Astros CF 3 1 27 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1967 Tigers CF 1 1 24 3 3.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 2.25
1967 Astros LF 28 24 660 31 1.1 31 28 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.27
1967 Tigers LF 6 3 105 13 2.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.34
1967 Astros RF 14 11 321 22 1.6 22 20 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.85
1967 Tigers RF 6 5 129 6 1.0 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1967 Red Sox RF 5 1 54 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,133 1,040 21,120 2,834 2.5 2,804 2,745 59 30 16 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.58
RF Totals 90 58 1,653 125 1.4 123 117 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.01
LF Totals 63 34 1,104 68 1.1 68 65 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
11 Years 1,286 1,132 23,877 3,027 2.4 2,995 2,927 68 32 18 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.39
Jim Landis

Jim Landis Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1957 White Sox 14 4 .778 5 7 n/a 137.0 4.5 17.1 - - -
1958 White Sox 19 7 .731 1 0 n/a 34.9 6.5 8.2 - - -
1959 White Sox 20 9 .690 0 1 n/a 103.0 7.6 8.6 - - -
1960 White Sox 23 6 .793 0 2 n/a 49.4 5.9 10.1 - - -
1961 White Sox 19 5 .792 2 0 n/a 24.3 7.5 6.3 - - -
1962 White Sox 19 7 .731 5 4 n/a 35.6 5.1 8.8 - - -
1963 White Sox 8 6 .571 13 3 n/a 30.5 5.3 8.8 - - -
1964 White Sox 5 0 1.000 9 4 n/a 298.0 4.7 16.6 - - -
1965 Athletics 8 3 .727 16 0 n/a 121.3 4.3 10.1 - - -
1966 Indians 2 1 .667 25 8 n/a 52.7 6.3 11.3 - - -
1967 Tigers 0 2 .000 14 0 n/a 24.0 4.0 12.0 - - -
1967 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 7.0 2.3 7.0 - - -
1967 Astros 2 1 .667 8 0 n/a 143.0 4.1 10.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 139 51 .732 98 31 n/a 46.1 5.6 9.2 - - -
Jim Landis

Jim Landis Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1958 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1959 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - Stats
1960 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1961 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1962 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined Stats -
1963 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1964 Chicago White Sox 1 Undetermined - -
1965 Kansas City Athletics 7 $21,500.00 - -
1966 Cleveland Indians 26 $21,500.00 - -
1967 Detroit Tigers 4 $22,500.00 - -
1967 Boston Red Sox 15 "     " - -
1967 Houston Astros 20 "     " - -


Jim Landis, who is one of the best defensive center fielders in Major League history, won five consecutive (1960-1964) Gold Glove Awards , breaking the American League record of three straight (1957-1959) held previously by Hall of Famer Al Kaline . Do you know who eventually won six in a row? [ Gold Glove American League Outfielders ]

Did you know Jim Landis was one-of-only three outfielders that the Chicago White Sox named to their Team of the Century , on September 30, 2000, when the franchise was commemorating 100 years of White Sox baseball? Those who were chosen to roam the outfield alongside Landis were Joe Jackson and Minnie Minoso !

When Jim Landis led the American League in double plays by a center fielder in 1961, it was the third time (1957, 1960) he stood atop the leaderboard in that fielding statistic - the only Pale Hose player - through today - to lead the junior circuit three seasons! Trivia time: One White Sox center fielder led the league twice during his career, who was it? [ Answer ]

Last-Modified: September 28, 2018 2:54 AM EST

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