Jimmy Piersall

Jimmy Piersall

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Good defensive center fielder whose playing career was interrupted when he had a mental breakdown.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Boston Red Sox

playing career

1950—1967

nickname

Jimmy

Born

November 14, 1929, in Waterbury, CT

died

June 3, 2017, in Wheaton, IL, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 175

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Jimmy Piersall
Average HOF CF
Hitting
40
Power
40
Running
60
Fielding
70
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
Anthony Perkins
Played him in his biopic, Fear Strikes Out
UNIFORM NUMBER
#37
BATTING ORDER
1
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-7-1950
FINAL GAME
5-1-1967
CAREER AGE
20-37
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

29.4

career value

WAR7

25.3

long peak

WAR5C

18.1

prime

WAR3

14.2

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

162.4

career value

WIN shares 7

115.8

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

59.7

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#89

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#8

1950—1967

All-Time

#533

POsition Players
#92
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#72
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#89
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.272
Batting Average
.332
On-Base Percentage
.386
Slugging Percentage
10
home runs per season
11
Stolen Bases per season