James
Croom
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 175
 
Born: November 21, 1924 in Usa
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1946 21 KEN SP    
1947 22 KEN SP    
1948 23 KEN SP    
1949 24 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 25 KEN SP    
1951 26 KEN SP    
1952 27 KEN SP    
1953 28 KEN SP    
1954 29 KEN SP    
1955 30 KEN SP    
1956 31 KEN SP    
1957 32 KEN SP    
1958 33 KEN SP    
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Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1946 21 KEN SP    
1947 22 KEN SP    
1948 23 KEN SP    
1949 24 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1950 25 KEN SP    
1951 26 KEN SP    
1952 27 KEN SP    
1953 28 KEN SP    
1954 29 KEN SP    
1955 30 KEN SP    
1956 31 KEN SP    
1957 32 KEN SP    
1958 33 KEN SP    
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1946 21 A   7 6 .538 21 21 4 1 0 143.7 134 65 17 56 122 4.07 .244 .314 .401 .715  
1947 22 AA   1 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 17.3 15 10 4 16 20 5.19 .234 .388 .438 .825  
    A   13 3 .813 22 22 0 0 0 165.3 160 51 22 39 154 2.78 .253 .296 .409 .705  
1948 23 AA   1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 13.7 12 1 1 4 19 0.66 .218 .271 .364 .635  
    A   10 7 .588 23 23 1 1 0 160.3 115 48 8 36 216 2.69 .197 .243 .303 .546  
1949 24 KEN SP 2 4 .333 9 9 0 0 0 44.3 48 33 10 24 33 6.70 .274 .365 .503 .868 0.0
    AA   6 8 .429 15 15 4 2 0 96.7 76 51 12 35 151 4.75 .210 .280 .378 .658  
1950 25 AAA   8 13 .381 22 22 4 0 0 149.0 179 84 20 57 191 5.07 .292 .352 .480 .832  
1951 26 AAA   5 9 .357 18 18 3 0 0 123.0 134 57 11 54 163 4.17 .276 .348 .407 .756  
1952 27 AAA   10 7 .588 22 22 2 0 0 167.7 167 70 13 57 204 3.76 .255 .315 .394 .710  
1953 28 AAA   4 12 .250 19 19 5 1 0 127.0 149 68 12 52 129 4.82 .297 .363 .418 .781  
1954 29 AAA   11 10 .524 23 23 12 1 0 190.7 170 57 13 67 210 2.69 .239 .305 .359 .663  
1955 30 AAA   7 6 .538 14 14 4 2 0 108.3 95 39 7 45 143 3.24 .232 .308 .361 .669  
1956 31 AAA   12 9 .571 25 25 1 0 0 181.7 182 74 9 81 233 3.67 .258 .334 .364 .698  
1957 32 AAA   8 10 .444 24 24 2 1 0 157.0 196 88 22 62 193 5.04 .308 .369 .491 .860  
1958 33 AAA   8 11 .421 24 24 1 0 0 161.7 185 85 6 47 221 4.73 .285 .333 .378 .711  
1 Years Sim 2 4 .333 9 9 0 0 0 44.3 48 33 10 24 33 6.70 .274 .365 .503 .868 0.0
9 Years AAA 73 87 .456 191 191 34 5 0 1366.0 1457 622 113 522 1687 4.10 .271 .336 .406 .742  
3 Years AA 8 8 .500 20 20 4 2 0 127.7 103 62 17 55 190 4.37 .214 .295 .385 .679  
3 Years A 30 16 .652 66 66 5 2 0 469.3 409 164 47 131 492 3.14 .231 .285 .371 .656  
15 Years Minors 111 111 .500 277 277 43 9 0 1962.9 1969 848 177 708 2369 3.89 .258 .322 .397 .718  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   31 24 9 16 16   .307 .402 .634 1.035
vs LH   17 9 1 8 17   .230 .305 .324 .629
Home 1 3 .250 5 5 0 0 0 25.7 30 20 8 12 16 7.01 .288 .362 .567 .929
Away 1 1 .500 4 4 0 0 0 18.7 18 13 2 12 17 6.27 .254 .361 .408 .770
Mar/Apr 0 2 .000 4 4 0 0 0 15.3 20 15 5 6 14 8.81 .313 .371 .625 .996
May 1 2 .333 4 4 0 0 0 21.3 23 16 3 14 17 6.75 .274 .378 .429 .806
June 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 0 7.7 5 2 2 4 2 2.35 .185 .290 .444 .735
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1949 24 KEN SP 9 15 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435 0.7 0.0
1 Years Sim 9 15 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435 0.7 0.0
162 Game Average 270 54 36 18 0 0 18 0 0 36 72 .133 .235 .200 .435 12.6  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   11 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .182 .308 .273 .580 1.0
vs LH   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4
Home 5 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .143 .333 .286 .619 0.8
Away 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.2
RISP   4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.2
Mar/Apr 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.0
May 4 9 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556 0.5
June 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.1
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1949 24 KEN SP P 9 9 44.3 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.02    
Career Totals   9 9 44.3 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.02    
Career Highs   9 9 44.3 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.02    
History
Drafted in 33rd round, 787th overall pick, by Greenwood in 1945
Released by Greenwood on 7/7/1945
Had first career hit (double) on 5/7/1949, off James Stotler (OAK)
Earned first career win on 5/20/1949
Injured on 6/16/1951 with a Ruptured Bicep Tendon, out for 5 weeks
Injured on 5/13/1952 with a Sore Elbow, out for one week
Injured on 7/26/1953 with a Tight Shoulder, out for 4 days
Injured on 5/9/1957 with a Hyper Extended Elbow, out for 1-2 weeks