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Jim RookerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1962-1980 MLB Years: 1968-1980
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-319, OF-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Phillip Rooker
Height6-0Weight201BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 23,1942 [75.211]PlaceLakeview,Oregon
High SchoolCherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
MLB DebutJune 30,1968 [25.280]
OrganizationsPIT [8] DET [6] KCA [4] Awards0
TBC Player ID17349Retrosheet IDrookj101MLBAM ID121435
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts45Walks46Hittable58SO/BB43vsPower58Hitting52Durability41Team.530Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1962nullD--Rel19008.10303000010.0111090830001.909.90--7.202.700.38--
1964nullInd--Rel21345.2911011000063.0494637060510001.737.00--8.577.290.85.429-
1965nullA+--Rel22174.1015015000068.0583931042500001.477.68--5.566.621.19.125-
1965nullAA--Rel22144.2113013000047.0343022028450001.326.51--5.368.621.61.200-
1965Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel02114.15280280000115.0926953070950001.417.20--5.487.431.36.154-
1966nullA+--Rel231252.05230230000145.0984433075990001.196.08--4.666.141.32.706-
1966nullAA--Rel230010.2950500007.0121180680002.5715.43--7.7110.291.33--
1966Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel01252.43280280000152.011055410811070001.266.51--4.806.341.32.706-
1967nullAA--Rel24522.89808000056.0502218022450001.298.04--3.547.232.05.714-
1967nullAAA--Rel24553.78190190000100.0984842051920001.498.82--4.598.281.80.500-
1967Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel01073.46270270000156.014870600731370001.428.54--4.217.901.88.588-
1968nullAAA--Rel251482.61250250000190.014467550722060001.146.82--3.419.762.86.636-
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet34Rel25003.8620200004.24220140001.077.71--1.937.714.00-1.31
1969nullA+--Rel26200.00202000018.0114003270000.785.50--1.5013.509.001.000-
1969nullAAA--Rel26201.50202000018.0123303160000.836.00--1.508.005.331.000-
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0400.75404000036.0237306430000.815.75--1.5010.757.171.000-
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22S/R264163.75282268120158.0136806613731085111.327.730.744.156.141.48.2003.61
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca13ST2710153.54382996351203.21909980111021173111.438.400.494.515.171.15.4003.71
1971nullAAA--Rel28232.74606000046.0522214013380001.4110.17--2.547.432.92.400-
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca13S/R28275.3320713113054.0593532224314011.549.830.334.005.171.29.2223.17
1972nullAAA--Rel29351.74808000062.0571812012530001.118.27--1.747.694.42.375-
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25S/R29564.3818108423072.0783735324443011.429.750.383.005.501.83.4552.76
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19S/R301062.854118236395170.0143595412521224021.147.560.632.756.452.35.6253.00
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST3115112.783333015100262.2228938111831399041.187.810.382.844.761.67.5773.06
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST3213112.97282807100196.2177806516761025131.298.100.733.484.671.34.5423.81
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST331583.353029110111198.220183741272927121.379.110.543.264.171.28.6523.61
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST341493.08303007200204.019687702464898201.278.631.062.823.921.39.6094.33
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST359114.24282801000163.016094771381761031.488.820.724.464.190.94.4504.23
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST36474.60191721000103.210658531139446001.409.200.953.393.821.13.3644.39
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19ST37223.50440000018.0167701280001.568.00--6.004.000.67.5003.86
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter008.10303000010.0111090830001.909.90--7.202.700.38--
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1031093.463192556466152371806.01694814696128703976556181.328.420.643.494.851.39.4861.04
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter47392.8312601260000757.062630823803276790001.267.44--3.898.072.08.547-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter26212.73600600000416.036315812601514050001.247.85--3.278.762.68.553-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter663.93260260000110.0966348056980001.387.85--4.588.021.75.500-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter15122.49400400000231.0167876401201760001.246.51--4.686.861.47.556-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter345.2911011000063.0494637060510001.737.00--8.577.290.85.429-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter82653.29213187264781061315.2122756148199479672404141.298.380.683.274.591.40.558-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter21443.931046836197131487.14632512132922330015241.418.540.534.115.531.35.323-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.8620200004.24220140001.077.71--1.937.714.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13133.46393188231220.0206998516851197121.328.420.643.494.851.39.5001.04
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14112.83370370000220.018290690951970001.267.44--3.898.072.08.560-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet34p2522000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22p26345771630480011910002.281.305.544.84931759.353.263.281.3791.6932.2019.006.7814.2543.75
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca13p2741701214401130023512103.200.230.300.53021576.371.100.129.2382.6346.0517.501.3270.0035.71
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca13p282110000000002401000.000.167.000.1670013.000.000.200.11715.3830.772.000.000.000.00
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25p291820120002000500101.100.095.100.1952021.125.000.000.0870.0023.810.000.000.000.00
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p30424951200050022415000.245.288.245.53312057.480.000.041.2533.5142.1112.000.000.000.00
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p31339582952080053105101.305.337.400.737387106.446.095.147.3354.7229.256.200.000.0024.14
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p3228634600020032009001.095.136.095.2316075.140.000.048.1164.0026.676.670.000.000.00
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p33337491621160013105101.216.224.311.53523481.349.095.108.2431.2338.2731.001.2374.0025.00
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p34307041310051042701002.186.230.200.43014175.302.014.086.2025.3336.006.750.000.007.69
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p3532562921052001701102.161.158.232.39013358.225.071.107.1710.0029.310.000.000.0033.33
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p3619331400000011302001.121.147.121.2684036.200.000.030.1282.7836.1113.000.000.000.00
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19p3747110012000201000.143.143.571.714418.000.428.429.3050.0025.000.0012.507.00100.00
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter3376065412217475630212293325014.201.230.277.50716828667.307.076.116.0003.1534.3310.901.0586.5722.95
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter22144734901042333016165129308.201.229.255.48411416496.311.054.096.0003.2333.2710.310.40223.5017.78
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1141572032705230056323206.204.235.344.5795412169.297.140.172.0002.9637.2812.602.9631.4037.50
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622912659823271010110115207.201.230.277.5078113321.307.076.116.0003.1534.3310.901.0586.5722.95

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P2-4-2--221.0001.000.50-----2100.01.2
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P28-1583244-3127.8710.960.17-----3482.417.3
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27P38-203632244038.9501.000.19-----4192.723.5
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27OF1---------------412.40.6
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P20-54151176.8570.300.11-----2195.212.4
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P18-72316-119191.0001.060.265271.4118100.011.7
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30P41-170629233735.9460.850.214180.0-4297.625.3
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31P33-2621445136059.9831.790.23-----33100.020.4
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32P28-1961032414642.9131.500.21-----28100.017.4
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33P30-198829213937.9491.230.19-----3390.918.5
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34P30-204627223533.9431.100.16-----30100.018.5
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35P28-1631424-538381.0001.360.23-----3287.517.4
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36P19-103813212321.9131.110.20-----19100.011.7
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit37P4-1814--551.0001.250.28-----4100.02.5
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P319-1805802822022382362.9481.130.209375.013190.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet252----------
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2628----------
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2738--------1-
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2820----------
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2918----------
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3041----------
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3133----------
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3228----------
1976Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3330----------
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3430----------
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3528----------
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3619----------
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit374----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1974Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB31002.571007.0625401.577.710.006.435.140.800.00.000
1975Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB32019.001004.0740501.7515.750.000.0011.2500.00.000
1979Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB36001.042008.2513400.985.190.003.124.151.330.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs014.91202000011.01306059001.6410.640.004.097.361.800.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs001.0420200008.7501034000.925.190.003.124.151.330.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB3112010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1975Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB3211000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs23010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit38Broadcaster1024656.45113.04Chuck Tanner
1982Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit39Broadcaster1628478.5198.04Chuck Tanner
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit40Broadcaster1628478.5196.02Chuck Tanner
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit41Broadcaster1627587.46321.56Chuck Tanner
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit42Broadcaster16157104.35443.56Chuck Tanner
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit43Broadcaster1626498.39544.06Jim Leyland
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit44Broadcaster1628082.49415.05Jim Leyland
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit45Broadcaster1608575.53115.02Jim Leyland
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit46Broadcaster1627488.45719.05Jim Leyland
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit47Broadcaster1629567.586--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Reds)
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit48Broadcaster1629864.605--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Braves)
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit49Broadcaster1629666.593--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Braves)
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit50Broadcaster1627587.46322.05Jim Leyland
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1980-10-10Released by Pirates. 
1972-10-25TradeTraded by Royals to Pirates for Gene Garber. 
1968-10-15Selected by Royals from Yankees in expansion draft (Pick #6). 
1968-09-30Purchased by Yankees from Tigers. 
1960-06-21ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.