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198. Jimmy Sheckard
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 23, 1878 in Upper Chanceford, PA USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 14, 1897
  • Final Game: September 28, 1913
  • MVP - 1911
 
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Jimmy Sheckard spent most of his career with either Brooklyn or the Chicago Cubs, and while they were both high-profile teams, Sheckard is one of the most undervalued players in history.

The Outfielder proved to be a good hitter throughout his career, batting at least .300 twice.  In 1901, as a Brooklyn Superba, he led the National League in Triples (19) and Slugging Percentage (.534), and two years later, Sheckard’s nine Home Runs were enough to lead the NL.

Sheckard later played for the Cubs, where he helped Chicago win four National League Pennants, where they won two of them.  The speedy Outfielder also had a keen batting eye, leading the NL in Walks in 1911 and 1912, and he was first in OBP in 1911 (.434).  Sheckard swiped 465 bases over his career and tallied 2,084 Hits.  

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Upper Chanceford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Brooklyn Superbas, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (Chicago Cubs 1907 & 1908) 
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1911)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (NL) (1901)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1911)
    Most Triples (1) (NL) (1901)
    Most Home Runs (1) (NL) (1903)
    Most Walks (2) (NL) (1911 & 1912)
    Most Stolen Bases (2) (NL) (1899 & 1903)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (2) (NL) (1906 & 1909)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1) (NL) (1901 & 1903)

  • Other Points of Note:

    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    12 Top Ten Finishes (Walks) 
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    14. Sacrifice Hits
    48. Stolen Bases: 465
    75. Walks: 1,135

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1938: 0.4%
    1945: 0.4%
    1946: 0.5% Nominating Vote

  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago Cub

Should Jimmy Sheckard be in the Hall of Fame?

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Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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