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Jim BoutonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1962-1978 MLB Years: 1962-1978
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PositionsP-325Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Alan Bouton
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 8,1939 [79.105]PlaceNewark,New Jersey
High SchoolBloom Township (Chicago Heights,IL)
CollegeWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo,MI)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1958 by the New York Yankees.
Signing Bonus$30,000Signing ScoutsArt Stewart
MLB DebutApril 22,1962 [23.045]
OrganizationsNYA [7] HOU [2] ATL [1] CHA [1] SE1 [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-11
TBC Player ID9054Retrosheet IDboutj101MLBAM ID111279
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for New York Yankees in 1965
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts38Walks52Hittable53SO/BB43vsPower53Hitting20Durability68Team.494Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya56S/R23773.9936162031122133.01246359959712101.388.390.613.994.801.20.5003.76
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya56ST242172.5340301012641249.0191797018871484131.116.890.653.145.341.70.7503.31
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya56ST2518133.023837111410271.02271009132601255061.067.531.061.994.152.08.5813.95
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya56S/R264154.82302552010151.015889812360978051.449.401.373.575.771.62.2114.50
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya56S/R27382.69241953031120.011749361338652011.298.750.972.844.861.71.2733.85
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya56Rel28104.6717116004044.0473123518310011.479.541.023.656.291.721.0003.89
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya56S/R29113.681239101044.049201859242021.3210.021.021.844.912.67.5003.52
1969Seattle PilotsALMLBse156Rel30213.91571560018192.07748401238688201.257.531.173.726.651.79.6673.97
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou44Rel30024.1116115107130.2321614112324021.439.390.293.529.392.67.0002.22
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou56S/R31465.4029623106073.0845344533493011.6010.310.614.056.011.48.4003.58
1977Portland MavericksNwstA---ST38514.50990510058.0523329826143201.348.071.244.032.170.54.833-
1977Knoxville SoxSouAAcha-S/R38065.261082200053.06135311114193001.4210.361.872.383.231.36.000-
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0574.86191727100111.011368601940336201.389.161.543.242.680.83.4175.45
1978Savannah BravesSouAAatl-ST391192.822121012300150.011268471565784001.186.720.903.904.681.20.550-
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl56ST39134.97550000029.0251816421100001.597.761.246.523.100.48.2505.86
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter62633.5730414416034115761236.21131566492127435720384211.268.220.923.165.231.66.4961.27
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16163.694038219400261.02251361073410511110201.267.761.173.623.831.06.500-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11153.463129214300203.0173103782679977001.247.671.153.504.301.23.423-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter514.50990510058.0523329826143201.348.071.244.032.170.54.833-
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter55513.361971316632112641012.2913431378105331561232181.238.110.932.944.981.69.519-
Seattle Pilots Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter213.91571560018192.07748401238688201.257.531.173.726.651.79.667-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter485.024573820131103.11166958645817031.5510.040.523.897.011.80.333-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter134.97550000029.0251816421100001.597.761.246.523.100.48.250-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11113.5754262862101220.02011018723771287141.268.220.923.165.231.66.5001.27
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13133.693432216300220.0190115902989948201.267.761.173.623.831.06.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya56p2338320200010031004100.063.139.063.2022040.087.000.094.1097.5025.003.330.000.000.00
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya56p24408306100500133011001.072.083.084.1677195.120.012.024.0771.0534.7433.000.000.0016.67
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya56p253810031320070014407000.130.139.150.289152108.232.020.030.1300.9340.7444.000.000.0015.38
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya56p2631431400020052412000.093.204.093.2974051.211.000.116.1589.8047.064.800.000.000.00
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya56p2724381400040012303000.105.128.105.2334042.267.000.026.1092.3854.7623.000.000.000.00
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya56p28177000000000511000.000.125.000.125009.000.000.000.0900.0055.560.000.000.000.00
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya56p29127000000001400000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.08512.5050.004.000.000.000.00
1969Seattle PilotsALMLBse156p30579000000000700000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0077.780.000.000.000.00
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou44p30164000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
1969Totals for MLB-MLB         73130000000001000000.000.000.000.0000013.000.000.000.0000.0076.920.000.000.000.00
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou56p312917360002001611001.353.421.353.7746020.545.000.059.3635.0030.006.000.000.000.00
1978Savannah BravesSouAAatl-p392213010000000501000.077.077.077.1541014.125.000.000.0700.0035.710.000.000.000.00
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl56p3957000000001100000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.08812.5012.501.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter307347835300210014160329102.101.142.110.252383394.186.009.049.0003.5540.6111.430.000.008.57
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4113010000000501000.077.077.077.1541014.125.000.000.0000.0035.710.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3213010000000501000.077.077.077.1541014.125.000.000.0000.0035.710.000.000.000.00
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter200310529300190012143228101.094.132.103.235323353.173.009.048.0003.4040.5111.920.000.0010.34
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4521360002001911001.286.348.286.6346024.500.000.048.0004.1737.509.000.000.000.00
Seattle Pilots Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter579000000000700000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0077.780.000.000.000.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter57000000001100000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.00012.5012.501.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621834182001100784215101.101.142.110.252202208.186.009.049.0003.5540.6111.430.000.008.57
Average Minor - Per 162 games162510400000002004000.077.077.077.1544055.125.000.000.0000.0035.710.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya23P36-133823-331311.0000.860.23-----3894.722.2
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya24P40-2492232215654.9641.350.22-----40100.024.8
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya25P38-2713127516358.9211.530.21-----38100.023.5
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya26P30-1511321-334341.0001.130.23-----3196.818.5
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya27P24-1201322323835.9211.460.29-----24100.015.1
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya28P17-4417-1881.0000.470.18-----17100.010.5
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya29P12-44711-118181.0001.500.41-----12100.07.4
1969Seattle PilotsALMLBse130P57-92815112423.9580.400.25-----57100.035.2
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P16-3025--771.0000.440.23-----16100.09.9
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P29-734113-1815.8330.520.21-----29100.017.9
1978Savannah Braves SouAAatl39P21--1228-140401.0001.90------2295.514.6
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl39P5-29331-76.8571.200.21-----5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P304-12361121771513304289.9510.950.23-----3040.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P21--1228-140401.0001.90------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya2336----------
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya2440----------
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya2538----------
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya2630----------
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya2724----------
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya2817----------
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya2912----------
1969Seattle PilotsALMLBse13057----------
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3016----------
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3129----------
1978Savannah Braves SouAAatl3921----------
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl395----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB24011.291007.0415401.295.140.006.435.140.800.00.000
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB25201.5621017.11535701.177.790.002.603.631.400.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs211.48303100024.3190401011001.197.030.003.704.071.100.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2412000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2527010001000200000.143.143.143.286107.200.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs39010001000400000.111.111.111.222109.200.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978Southern League Best Hustler1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1978-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1978-05-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1977-06-01Released by White Sox. 
1977-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1970-08-12Released by Astros. 
1969-08-24TradeTraded by Pilots to Astros for Roric Harrison and Dooley Womack. 
1968-10-21Purchased by Pilots from Yankees. 
1959-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* 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.