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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Thomas O'Brien
Stat Years
1953-1959  [mlb] 1953-1959
Height/Weight
5-9 / 170
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
2B (248) ... P (25) ... SS (15)
Draft Position
 
Born Date/Place
High School
Cardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)
Colleges
Seattle University (Seattle, Washington)
Draft
MLB Debut
1953-04-19 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.129)
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [5] SLN [1] MLN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 16076 ... retro id: obrij101 ... mlbam id: 119900
Relations
Twin brother of Eddie O'Brien
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30222b---189279286913222211213648009.247.309.330.6393129217.158.083.0006.7311.541.71139.50.6424.6
    1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6242b---284278228315212511201913217.299.346.378.72430410518.151.079.3156.586.250.95278.00.3321.7
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6252b---37310413181003005704102.173.209.183.392114191.058.010.1844.396.141.400.00.005.6
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit626p-ssL-S-E-P434357112101001421001.314.368.429.79739153.143.115.3552.5610.264.000.00.0027.3
    1958Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6272bL-S-E-P531100000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1927ssL-S-E-P5122300000001000000.000.333.000.333300.500.000.00033.330.000.000.00.000.0
    1959Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmln11282bL-S-E-P6441161623401800111514113.198.271.259.530133305.155.061.2188.2711.281.36116.00.7521.7
    MLB Totals (7 yrs)339815902043554592259828204222.250.306.320.62690626144.142.070.2736.519.051.39203.80.4421.6
    National League Totals (7 yrs)339815902043554592259828204222.250.306.320.62690626144.142.070.2736.519.051.39203.80.4421.6
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (5 yrs)283697711813153512247677163119.260.312.331.64377023139.139.071.2836.108.701.43232.30.3921.5
    Milwaukee Braves Totals (1 yrs)441161623401800111514113.198.271.259.530133305.155.061.2188.2711.281.36116.00.7521.7
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (1 yrs)122300000001000000.000.333.000.333300.500.000.00033.330.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6251---102.84800048019.08662991020.893.790.954.264.262.841.001.000
    1956MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----251---102.84800048019.08662991020.893.790.954.264.262.841.001.000
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6262Log - Sp - Ext - Perf036.0816100515040.0463227724192011.7510.351.585.404.287.200.79.000
    1957MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf036.0816100515040.0463227724192011.7510.351.585.404.287.200.79.000
    1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln19273Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0022.5010001102.07550220004.5031.500.009.009.0022.501.00.000
    1958MLB Totals: SLNbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0022.5010001102.07550220004.5031.500.009.009.0022.501.00.000
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)135.61251001024061.0614338935303031.579.001.335.164.436.340.86.250
    National League Totals (3 yrs)135.61251001024061.0614338935303031.579.001.335.164.436.340.86.250
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (2 yrs)135.0324100923059.0543833933283031.478.241.375.034.275.800.85.250
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (1 yrs)0022.5010001102.07550220004.5031.500.009.009.0022.501.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB222B7700.0172210748389382.9825.000.0050.086.51
    1953Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB22SS100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.15
    1955Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB242B7800.01852201353418405.9695.200.0050.692.91
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB252B5300.06798717172165.9593.100.0034.472.62
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25SS100.00100111.0001.000.000.61.44
    1956Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25P8019.0002020.0000.000.005.211.015
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB262B200.01000111.0000.500.001.35.95
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB26SS800.01112322623.8852.900.005.223.54
    1957Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB26P16040.0241076.8570.400.1510.447.110
    1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB272B100.02000221.0002.000.000.68.34
    1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB27SS500.01100221.0000.400.003.241.77
    1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB27P102.0000000.0000.000.000.68.319
    1959Milwaukee BravesNLMLB282B3700.07083224155153.9874.100.0023.784.13
    MLB Totals - (2B)248004976112914211371108.9744.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (SS)15001214322926.8971.700.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (P)25061243096.6670.200.100.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1953MLB---77-1-----
    1955MLB---78-------
    1956MLB8--53-1-----
    1957MLB16--2-8-----
    1958MLB1--1-5-----
    1959MLB---37-------
    Totals25--248-15-----