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Full Name: James Anthony Tobin Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: April 30, 1937
Birthdate: December 27, 1912 Final Game: September 23, 1945
Birthplace: Oakland, California MLB Experience: 9 years
Died: May 19, 1969
Deathplace: Oakland, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on December 27, 1912 in Oakland, California, Jim Tobin (James Anthony Tobin) played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 9 year career. Tobin broke into the bigs on April 30, 1937 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and put up a 3.00 ERA in 87 innings pitched in 1937, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Jim Tobin's best season was 1944, when he posted a 3.01 ERA, won 18 games and struck out 83 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1937 PIT N 20 8 6 3 3.00 37 38 29 7 0 1 87 74 1 28 0 4 1
1938 PIT N 40 33 14 12 3.47 70 109 93 14 2 0 241.1 254 17 66 0 2 6
1939 PIT N 25 19 9 9 4.52 43 84 73 8 0 0 145.1 194 7 33 0 1 2
1940 BOS N 15 11 7 3 3.83 29 41 41 9 0 0 96.1 102 8 24 0 2 0
1941 BOS N 33 26 12 12 3.10 61 91 82 20 3 0 238 229 12 60 0 1 0
1942 BOS N 37 33 12 21 3.97 71 145 127 28 1 0 287.2 283 20 96 0 7 6
1943 BOS N 33 30 14 14 2.66 52 96 74 24 1 0 250 241 12 69 0 1 2
1944 BOS N 43 36 18 19 3.01 83 125 100 28 5 3 299.1 271 18 97 0 5 1
1945 DET A 14 6 4 5 3.55 14 31 23 2 0 1 58.1 61 2 28 0 3 4
1945 BOS N 27 25 9 14 3.84 38 101 84 16 0 0 196.2 220 10 56 0 2 5
1945 Total 41 31 13 19 3.78 52 132 107 18 0 1 255 281 12 84 0 5 9
Total NL 273 221 101 107 3.44 484 830 703 154 12 4 1841.2 1868 105 529 0 25 23
Total AL 14 6 4 5 3.55 14 31 23 2 0 1 58.1 61 2 28 0 3 4
Total 287 227 105 112 3.44 498 861 726 156 12 5 1900 1929 107 557 0 28 27

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1937 PIT N P 20 0 0 5 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1938 PIT N P 40 0 0 11 41 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 PIT N P 25 0 0 2 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1940 BOS N P 15 0 0 6 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1941 BOS N P 33 0 0 15 71 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1942 BOS N P 37 0 0 14 93 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1943 BOS N P 33 0 0 10 66 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1943 BOS N 1B 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1944 BOS N P 43 0 0 13 93 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1945 DET A P 14 0 0 3 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1945 BOS N P 27 0 0 17 47 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1945 Total P 41 0 0 20 63 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .988
Total P 287 0 0 96 479 21 27 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total 1B 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1937 PIT N 21 34 7 15 0 6 .441 .500 .559 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2
1938 PIT N 56 103 8 25 0 11 .243 .310 .320 6 1 9 12 1 1 0 0 2
1939 PIT N 43 74 9 18 2 11 .243 .263 .392 3 1 2 12 0 1 0 0 0
1940 BOS N 20 43 5 12 0 3 .279 .295 .349 3 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 2
1941 BOS N 43 103 6 19 0 9 .184 .257 .233 5 0 10 31 0 0 1 0 4
1942 BOS N 47 114 14 28 6 15 .246 .344 .421 2 0 16 23 1 0 0 0 2
1943 BOS N 46 107 8 30 2 12 .280 .319 .374 4 0 6 16 0 0 0 0 3
1944 BOS N 62 116 13 22 2 18 .190 .288 .302 5 1 16 28 0 2 0 0 3
1945 DET A 17 25 2 3 2 5 .120 .154 .360 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 2
1945 BOS N 41 77 9 11 3 12 .143 .290 .299 3 0 15 22 1 0 0 0 2
1945 Total 58 102 11 14 5 17 .137 .261 .314 3 0 16 27 1 1 0 0 4
Total NL 379 771 79 180 15 97 .233 .307 .345 35 3 79 157 3 4 1 0 20
Total AL 17 25 2 3 2 5 .120 .154 .360 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 2
Total 396 796 81 183 17 102 .230 .303 .345 35 3 80 162 3 5 1 0 22

Transactions

  • Sold by New York Yankees to Pittsburgh Pirates (April 14, 1937).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with cash to Boston Bees in exchange for Johnny Lanning (December 6, 1939).
  • Sold by Boston Braves to Detroit Tigers for $15000 (August 9, 1945).

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