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Doug BirdTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1983 MLB Years: 1973-1983
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PositionsP-432Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Douglas Bird
Height6-4Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 5,1950 [68.254]PlaceCorona,California
High SchoolPomona (Pomona,CA)
CollegeMount San Antonio College (Walnut,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Pilots [Team Picks] in the 8th round (152nd overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (60th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 29th round (647th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 29,1973 [23.055]
OrganizationsKCA [10] CHN [2] NYA [2] BOS [1] PHI [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8828Retrosheet IDbirdd101MLBAM ID111006
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Chicago Cubs in 1982
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts57Walks84Hittable45SO/BB83vsPower45Hitting6Durability56Team.547Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1969nullInd--Rel19623.4516016000099.01054538017880001.239.55--1.558.005.18.750-
1970nullA--Rel201191.84220220000147.012249300321490001.057.47--1.969.124.66.550-
1970nullA+--Rel20026.30303000010.01010703140001.309.00--2.7012.604.67.000-
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel011112.12250250000157.013259370351630001.067.57--2.019.344.66.5001.23
1971nullA+--Rel211593.41290290000182.017584690481430001.238.65--2.377.072.98.625-
1972nullAA--Rel221072.43240240000122.01174333032720001.228.63--2.365.312.25.588-
1972nullAAA--Rel22113.0070700009.094305130001.569.00--5.0013.002.60.500-
1972Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel01182.47310310000131.01264736037850001.248.66--2.545.842.30.5791.95
1973nullAAA--Rel23100.0040400006.05000130001.007.50--1.504.503.001.000-
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29R/CL23442.9954054004120102.08137341030831101.087.120.882.647.302.77.5003.09
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29R/CL24762.735515410441092.01003128627621001.389.750.582.636.042.30.5382.96
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29R/CL25963.2551447003611105.01004238740812001.338.540.603.426.922.03.6003.05
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29ST2612103.373927122162197.2191907417311070101.128.700.771.414.873.45.5453.14
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29R/CL271143.8853548003114118.012052511429833001.269.131.062.216.312.86.7333.61
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29Rel28665.29406340013198.21106358831489201.4310.030.732.834.381.55.5003.61
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi43Rel29205.16321311010061.0733535716332001.4610.771.032.364.872.061.0003.93
1980Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-S/R30602.2515411000248.0331512413363000.966.190.752.446.752.771.000-
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya43Rel30302.6622121007150.2471615314171001.208.350.532.493.021.211.0003.68
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya43S/R31512.7017413003053.0581916516280001.399.790.842.704.731.75.8333.67
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn47ST31453.5812120210075.0723430516342001.178.600.601.914.062.13.4443.20
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn47ST329145.14353322110191.02301191092630711001.3610.841.231.413.352.37.3914.21
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos42S/R33146.6522616007167.29152501416331001.5812.101.862.134.392.06.2005.18
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter73603.9943210033283199601210.2127359053812229668023401.299.440.902.205.042.30.5490.92
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter44282.6510441000002524.047120515441344303001.158.090.072.307.393.21.611-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter812.1426422000263.0471915419523001.056.710.572.717.432.74.889-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1072.43240240000122.01174333032720001.228.63--2.365.312.25.588-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15113.56320320000192.018594760511570001.238.67--2.397.363.08.577-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1191.84220220000147.012249300321490001.057.47--1.969.124.66.550-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter623.4516016000099.01054538017880001.239.55--1.558.005.18.750-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0000000000----------0.00--
Kansas City Royals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter49363.56292432493117158712.27023152836218846416401.258.840.782.375.842.47.576-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13194.70474524210266.030215313931461053001.3110.211.051.553.552.28.406-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter812.683953400101103.11053531830451001.309.090.692.603.891.50.889-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter205.16321311010061.0733535716332001.4610.771.032.364.872.061.000-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter146.6522616007167.29152501416331001.5812.101.862.134.392.06.200-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.99781860113611220.02311079822541234101.299.440.902.205.042.30.5420.92
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings18122.65442420001220.019886652561811001.158.090.072.307.393.21.600-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi43p29326110000001400000.167.286.167.453107.500.000.167.23114.2957.144.000.000.000.00
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn47p3112200200000011102000.100.143.100.2432023.222.000.050.1214.3547.8311.000.000.000.00
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn47p3235560810030002004001.143.143.161.3049160.222.018.018.1360.0033.330.000.000.0012.50
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter798211110030023506001.134.155.146.30112190.234.012.037.0002.2238.8917.500.000.009.09
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter477601010030013106001.132.143.145.28811183.222.013.026.0001.2037.3531.000.000.0010.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter326110000001400000.167.286.167.453107.500.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162168223200600472012002.134.155.146.301252185.234.012.037.0002.2238.8917.500.000.009.09

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P54-10225-1771.0000.130.078-100.0154100.033.3
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P55-92812-320201.0000.360.22-----55100.034.0
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P51-105128322320.8700.390.19-----51100.031.5
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P39-1971421213735.9460.900.18-----39100.024.1
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27P53-118613--19191.0000.360.16-----53100.032.7
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P40-98613--19191.0000.480.19-----40100.024.7
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29P32-6142--661.0000.190.10-----32100.019.8
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya30P22-50310-113131.0000.590.26-----22100.013.6
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya31P17-5367-113131.0000.760.25-----17100.015.9
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P12-7577-114141.0001.170.19-----12100.011.7
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P35-1911919--38381.0001.090.20-----35100.021.6
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33P22-6777-114141.0000.640.21-----22100.013.6
MLB Totals for P - 11 season(s)-   P432-120994124511223218.9780.500.188-100.014320.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2354----------
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2455----------
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2551----------
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2639----------
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2753----------
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2840----------
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2932----------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya3022----------
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya3117----------
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3112----------
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3235----------
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3322----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1976Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB26101.931004.2410100.957.710.000.001.9300.001.000
1977Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB27000.003002.0400102.0018.000.000.004.5000.00.000
1978Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB28019.002001.0210102.0018.000.000.009.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs112.3560600007.71002003001.3011.740.000.003.5200.00.500

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1983-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1982-12-10TradeTraded by Cubs to Red Sox for Chuck Rainey. 
1981-06-12TradeTraded by Yankees with Mike Griffin and Cash to Cubs for Rick Reuschel. 
1980-04-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1980-04-04Released by Phillies. 
1979-04-03TradeTraded by Royals to Phillies for Todd Cruz. 
* 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.