James
Ritchie
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 240
 
Born: August 31, 1918 in Usa
 
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
1945 26 BLA HL $ 2,390,714  
1946 27 BLA HL $ 3,163,500  
1947 28 BLA HL $ 3,163,500  
1948 29 BLA HL $ 3,163,500  
1949 30 BLA HL $ 1,805,000  
1950 31 BLA HL $ 1,805,000  
1951 32 BLA HL $ 1,805,000  
1952 33 BLA HL    
1953 34 SP SP $ 650,000  
1954 35 SP SP $ 650,000  
1955 36 SP SP $ 650,000  
1956 37 SP SP $ 650,000  
1957 38 SP SP $ 1,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 3,163,500  
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
1945 26 BLA HL 153 617 127 204 17 9 22 74 1 2 71 79 .331 .399 .494 .893 115.0 18.1
1946 27 BLA HL 147 597 108 168 19 7 14 79 1 0 68 79 .281 .359 .407 .766 86.4 11.4
1947 28 BLA HL 159 670 96 190 27 10 12 72 2 0 42 85 .284 .328 .407 .736 81.4 6.1
1948 29 BLA HL 162 680 105 183 31 7 7 79 0 1 49 83 .269 .323 .366 .689 77.8 8.3
1949 30 BLA HL 157 606 77 177 28 5 14 93 3 1 41 86 .292 .332 .424 .756 84.7 10.0
1950 31 BLA HL 155 586 94 173 19 8 14 98 1 0 52 71 .295 .355 .427 .782 85.9 12.8
1951 32 BLA HL 138 501 61 153 19 5 13 77 1 0 31 59 .305 .344 .441 .786 75.4 10.9
1952 33 BLA HL 81 308 43 89 12 0 11 40 0 1 21 54 .289 .332 .435 .767 41.9 5.1
1953 34 SP SP 154 606 82 168 19 3 19 87 1 1 49 98 .277 .333 .413 .746 82.8 13.9
1954 35 SP SP 157 588 79 179 21 5 18 82 0 2 30 86 .304 .341 .449 .790 86.4 16.6
1955 36 SP SP 153 554 68 165 20 8 14 78 2 0 29 80 .298 .337 .439 .775 77.5 12.6
1956 37 SP SP 155 588 72 174 23 6 26 93 0 0 40 110 .296 .344 .488 .832 91.3 17.1
1957 38 SP SP 133 363 47 108 9 2 9 57 2 1 13 70 .298 .319 .408 .726 47.0 7.2
13 Years Sim 1904 7264 1059 2131 264 75 193 1009 14 9 536 1040 .293 .343 .430 .773 1033.8 149.9
162 Game Average 618 90 181 22 6 16 85 1 0 45 88 .293 .343 .430 .773 88.0  
Career Highs 162 680 127 204 31 10 26 98 3 2 71 110 .331 .399 .494 .893 115.0  
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   4895 656 1379 186 46 109 651 10 6 322 722 .282 .328 .405 .733 629.5
vs LH   2369 403 752 78 29 84 358 4 3 214 318 .317 .375 .481 .856 405.1
Home 948 3551 551 1097 124 42 111 529 9 5 263 516 .309 .358 .461 .820 556.7
Away 956 3713 508 1034 140 33 82 480 5 4 273 524 .278 .329 .400 .729 478.0
RISP   1884 0 560 65 20 40 775 0 0 166 274 .297 .350 .417 .767 272.0
Pinch Hitting   112 12 30 2 2 3 20 0 0 7 25 .268 .303 .402 .705 13.8
Close/Late   813 91 223 22 6 17 100 0 0 73 124 .274 .336 .379 .714 103.7
Mar/Apr 312 1217 175 348 40 7 32 163 4 2 94 170 .286 .340 .409 .749 165.3
May 346 1298 212 403 45 11 41 205 2 0 105 192 .310 .364 .457 .821 206.0
June 329 1239 160 362 39 16 35 190 1 4 96 185 .292 .343 .434 .777 178.5
July 284 1136 164 325 51 12 21 140 1 2 69 153 .286 .328 .408 .736 145.1
August 304 1149 150 321 28 10 26 138 5 0 81 165 .279 .328 .389 .717 145.5
Sep/Oct 329 1225 198 372 61 19 38 173 1 1 91 175 .304 .353 .478 .831 194.3
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1945 26 BLA HL 1B 149 144 1296.7 1357 103 19 134 .987 10.13   1.9
1946 27 BLA HL 1B 147 147 1300.3 1409 111 14 111 .991 10.52   2.3
1947 28 BLA HL 1B 152 152 1355.3 1478 85 12 137 .992 10.38   3.2
    LF 1 0 1.7 1 0 0 0 1.000 5.42   0.0
1948 29 BLA HL 1B 162 162 1433.0 1542 120 11 153 .993 10.44   3.5
1949 30 BLA HL 1B 150 148 1291.0 1351 109 14 137 .991 10.18   1.9
1950 31 BLA HL 1B 149 148 1302.3 1277 97 14 121 .990 9.50   2.2
1951 32 BLA HL 1B 135 135 1158.7 1189 88 13 115 .990 9.92   1.6
1952 33 BLA HL 1B 77 72 654.0 592 54 7 69 .989 8.89   1.1
1953 34 SP SP 1B 154 152 1361.7 1291 86 10 110 .993 9.10   2.7
1954 35 SP SP 1B 155 145 1291.0 1264 87 10 85 .993 9.42   2.4
1955 36 SP SP 1B 152 145 1273.7 1223 80 8 88 .994 9.21   3.0
1956 37 SP SP 1B 154 143 1306.0 1251 92 10 105 .993 9.25   1.7
1957 38 SP SP 1B 81 78 713.0 671 33 4 51 .994 8.89   0.8
    SS 2 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  1B 1817 1771 15736.6 15895 1145 146 1416 .992 9.75   28.5
  SS 2 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  LF 1 0 1.7 1 0 0 0 1.000 5.42   0.0
Career Totals   1820 1771 15744.3 15896 1145 146 1416 .992 9.74   28.5
Career Highs   162 162 1433.0 1542 120 19 153 .994 10.52    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1948 29 BLA HL 3 13 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .385 .385 .538 .923
1954 35 SP SP 5 22 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .227 .227 .273 .500
1956 37 SP SP 17 65 8 21 4 1 1 14 0 0 5 9 .323 .356 .462 .818
Career Post-Season Batting 25 100 13 31 5 2 1 14 0 0 5 16 .310 .333 .430 .763
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1945-6-.331
XR
CAR-42-1033.8
Games
1947-6-159
1948-1-162
1949-10-157
1954-7-157
CAR-35-1904
At-Bats
1945-5-617
1946-8-597
1947-1-670
1948-1-680
1949-5-606
1953-9-606
CAR-17-7264
Runs
1945-3-127
CAR-30-1059
Hits
1945-4-204
1947-5-190
1948-9-183
1954-9-179
CAR-20-2131
Total Bases
CAR-38-3124
Singles
1945-2-156
1947-4-141
1948-5-138
1950-7-132
1954-5-135
1956-10-119
CAR-11-1599
Triples
CAR-47-75
RBIs
CAR-34-1009
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 3    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 29    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 31    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 5th round, 104th overall pick, by Blackwood in 1945
Had first career hit on 4/1/1945, off George Neel (HR)
Hit first career homerun on 4/17/1945, off Leonard Rutkowski (NOR)
Won Player of the Week award on 6/9/1945, hitting .480 with 4 HR, 11 RBI
Had 6 hits with 2 RBI against Point Breeze on 9/19/1945
Drove in 6 runs against St. Bernard on 6/23/1946
Won Gold Glove at First Base in 1946.Was selected to the 1948 Allstar game
Drove in 6 runs against St. Bernard on 9/5/1949
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Kingsbury on 6/14/1950
Released by Blackwood on 7/12/1952, refused assignment to minors
Signed as a free agent by Seneca Point on 2/7/1953 to a 4-year deal worth $650,000 per year
Had 2000th career hit on 9/9/1956, off Scott Singer (KEN)
Signed as a free agent by Seneca Point on 2/4/1957 to a 1-year deal worth $1,000,000 per year
Injured on 4/29/1957 with a Broken Nose, out for one week
Injured on 4/29/1957 with a Broken Nose, out for one week