Jimmy Dykes

Jimmy Dykes

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Sort of a Forrest Gump of baseball: he played during the Babe Ruth era and witnessed many of the greatest players of all time; he starred for the A’s when they captured three straight flags under Connie Mack; he played in Chicago and was in uniform for baseball’s first annual All-Star Game; his managerial career spanned four decades, and he remains the winningest skipper in White Sox history; he was the first manager to win 1,000 games and not win a pennant. He succeeded Mack as manager of the A’s, ending an era, and Dykes was the first man to manage the Baltimore Orioles in the American League. He was a teammate of Ty Cobb, played against Ted Williams, and managed against Mickey Mantle.

primary position

Third Base

primary team

Philadelphia A's

playing career

1918—1939

nickname

Born

November 10, 1896, in Philadelphia, PA

died

June 15, 1976, in Philadelphia, PA, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-9 / 185

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Jimmy Dykes
Average HOF 3B
Hitting
60
Power
40
Running
50
Fielding
60
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Connie Mack
Mack said Dykes was his favorite all-time player
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5
BATTING ORDER
7
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
5-6-1918
FINAL GAME
10-1-1939
CAREER AGE
21-42
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

34.1

career value

WAR7

21.4

long peak

WAR5C

14.1

prime

WAR3

10.6

short peak
Average HOF 3B

69.0

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 3B

43.3

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

31.0

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

21.4

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

246.9

career value

WIN shares 7

120.4

long peak

Win SHares 5C

82.1

prime

Win SHares 3

56.8

short peak
Average HOF 3B

347.8

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 3B

200.2

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

95.5

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#90

Third Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#2

1918—1939

All-Time

#684

POsition Players
#52
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#80
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#66
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.280
Batting Average
.365
On-Base Percentage
.399
Slugging Percentage
8
home runs per season
5
Stolen Bases per season