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Johnny O'Brien

John Thomas O'Brien

Positions: Second Baseman, Pitcher and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 11, 1930 in South Amboy, NJ
High School: St. Mary's (South Amboy, NJ)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1953
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves/Cardinals 1953-1959

Final Game: July 19, 1959
Relatives: Brother of Eddie O'Brien
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1953 22 PIT NL 89 312 279 28 69 13 2 2 22 1 1 21 36 .247 .309 .330 .639 67 92 9 4 8 4/6
1955 24 PIT NL 84 304 278 22 83 15 2 1 25 1 1 20 19 .299 .346 .378 .723 94 105 7 1 3 2 1 4
1956 25 PIT NL 73 114 104 13 18 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 7 .173 .209 .183 .392 8 19 2 0 4 1 0 4/16
1957 26 PIT NL 34 39 35 7 11 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 .314 .368 .429 .797 117 15 1 2 1 0 0 1/64
1958 27 TOT NL 15 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 0 0 /641
1958 27 PIT NL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 27 STL NL 12 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 /641
1959 28 MLN NL 44 133 116 16 23 4 0 1 8 0 0 11 15 .198 .271 .259 .530 48 30 3 1 4 1 1 4
6 Seasons 339 906 815 90 204 35 5 4 59 2 2 59 82 .250 .306 .320 .626 68 261 22 8 20 4 2
162 Game Avg. 162 433 389 43 97 17 2 2 28 1 1 28 39 .250 .306 .320 .626 68 125 11 4 10
PIT (5 yrs) 283 770 697 71 181 31 5 3 51 2 2 47 67 .260 .312 .331 .643 72 231 19 7 16 3 1
MLN (1 yr) 44 133 116 16 23 4 0 1 8 0 0 11 15 .198 .271 .259 .530 48 30 3 1 4 1 1
STL (1 yr) 12 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

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Year Age Tm Lg PA Rbat Rbaser Rroe Rdp Rfield Rpos Rrep RAR WAR Salary Pos Awards
1953 22 PIT NL 312 -11 -1 0 0 0 4 11 3 0.3 4/6
1955 24 PIT NL 304 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 4 11 9 0.8 4
1956 25 PIT NL 114 -13 0 0 0 2 2 4 -5 -0.6 4/16
1957 26 PIT NL 39 1 0 0 0 -1 1 1 2 0.2 1/64
1958 27 PIT NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1958 27 STL NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 /641
1959 28 MLN NL 133 -9 0 1 0 1 1 5 -1 -0.2 4
6 Seasons 906 -34 -2 1 -1 0 12 32 8 0.5
PIT (5 yrs) 770 -25 -2 0 -1 -1 11 27 9 0.7
MLN (1 yr) 133 -9 0 1 0 1 1 5 -1 -0.2
STL (1 yr) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1956 25 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 2.84 8 0 4 0 0 0 19.0 8 6 6 2 9 0 9 2 0 1 73 136 0.895 3.8 0.9 4.3 4.3 1.00
1957 26 PIT NL 0 3 .000 6.08 16 1 5 0 0 0 40.0 46 32 27 7 24 2 19 1 0 2 188 63 1.750 10.4 1.6 5.4 4.3 0.79
1958 27 STL NL 0 0 22.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 15 22 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
3 Seasons 1 3 .250 5.61 25 1 10 0 0 0 61.0 61 43 38 9 35 2 30 3 0 3 276 69 1.574 9.0 1.3 5.2 4.4 0.86
162 Game Avg. 3 8 .250 5.61 65 3 26 0 0 0 160 160 112 99 24 92 5 78 8 0 8 722 69 1.574 9.0 1.3 5.2 4.4 0.86
PIT (2 yrs) 1 3 .250 5.03 24 1 9 0 0 0 59.0 54 38 33 9 33 2 28 3 0 3 261 76 1.475 8.2 1.4 5.0 4.3 0.85
STL (1 yr) 0 0 22.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 15 22 4.500 31.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00

Player Value--Pitchers

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Year Age Tm Lg IP GS R Rrep Rdef aLI RAR WAR Salary Awards
1956 25 PIT NL 19.0 0 6 12 0 .2 6 0.3
1957 26 PIT NL 40.0 1 32 24 2 .3 -8 -0.7
1958 27 STL NL 2.0 0 5 1 0 .0 -4 -0.2
3 Seasons 61.0 1 43 37 2 .3 -6 -0.6
PIT (2 yrs) 59.0 1 38 36 2 .3 -2 -0.4
STL (1 yr) 2.0 0 5 1 0 .0 -4 -0.2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1953 PIT NL 22 2B 77 389 172 210 7 48 .982 -0 4.96 .972 5.33
1953 PIT NL 22 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0.00 4.90
1955 PIT NL 24 2B 78 75 672.2 418 185 220 13 53 .969 -2 -4 5.42 5.19 .974 5.48 5.43
1956 PIT NL 25 2B 53 28 251.2 172 67 98 7 17 .959 2 11 5.90 3.11 .980 5.33 5.28
1956 PIT NL 25 P 8 0 19.0 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00 0.00 1.000 2.04 2.02
1956 PIT NL 25 SS 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 1.000 4.50 4.90
1957 PIT NL 26 P 16 1 40.0 7 2 4 1 0 .857 1.35 0.38 .971 2.07 2.08
1957 PIT NL 26 SS 8 7 57.0 26 11 12 3 2 .885 -1 -23 3.63 2.88 .962 4.82 4.85
1957 PIT NL 26 2B 2 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 72 1.80 0.50 1.000 5.40 5.40
1958 STL NL 27 SS 5 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 0.40 .950 5.14 5.08
1958 STL NL 27 2B 1 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 2.00 .950 5.40 5.30
1958 STL NL 27 P 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1959 MLN NL 28 2B 37 34 296.0 155 70 83 2 24 .987 1 4 4.65 4.14 .975 5.27 5.22
6 Seasons 2B 248 137 1229.1 1137 497 611 29 142 .974 1 1 5.32 4.47 .974 5.40 5.33
3 Seasons P 25 1 61.0 9 2 4 3 0 .667 0.89 0.24 .978 2.05 2.06
4 Seasons SS 15 7 65.0 29 12 14 3 2 .897 -1 -26 3.60 1.73 .962 4.85 4.93
6 Seasons TOT 288 145 1355.1 1175 511 629 35 144 .970 -1 -1 5.03 3.96 .974 5.22 5.03

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank, Glossary

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  13 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1955 NL  5.42 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  5.19 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1953 NL  .982 (3rd)

                                         
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March 19, 1953: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

June 15, 1958: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Gene Freese to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dick Schofield and cash.

December 1, 1958: Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1958 rule 5 draft.

March 31, 1959: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Ted Kazanski and Stan Lopata to the Milwaukee Braves for Gene Conley, Harry Hanebrink and Joe Koppe.

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