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Jonas Gaines



Jonas George Gaines
(Lefty)

Born: January 9, 1915 in New Roads, LA
Died: August 6, 1998 in Baker, LA
          (83 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: L
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 155
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Notes:


• College: Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA)
• Buried: Port Hudson National Cemetery (Zachary, LA)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
9
1937
1948
BEG/EAS
18.8
2.7
0.4
15.7
-0.0
2
CF
8
1937
1948
BEG/EAS
13.4
13.1
0.7
0.0
-0.4
3
CF
5
1937
1942
MULT
8.9
10.1
-0.6
0.0
-0.6
4
SP
1
1940
1940
VEZ
8.0
-0.3
0.0
8.3
0.0
5
LF
6
1938
1946
BEG
7.6
8.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.9
6
SP
1
1940
1940
MXD
6.3
2.8
0.0
3.7
-0.2
7
SS
4
1937
1946
MULT
6.2
5.5
0.1
0.0
0.7
8
SP
1
1940
1940
MXD
6.1
0.0
0.0
6.1
0.0
9
SS
7
1939
1948
BEG/EAS
6.0
2.5
1.4
0.0
2.1
10
2B
3
1946
1948
BEG
5.8
2.4
2.8
0.0
0.6
11
3B
1
1940
1940
VEZ
5.3
2.7
0.0
2.5
0.1
12
2B
1
1940
1940
MXD
4.9
4.6
0.0
0.0
0.4
13
SP
3
1946
1948
BEG
4.6
0.1
0.1
4.4
-0.0
14
2B
5
1937
1946
BEG
4.5
4.1
-0.2
0.0
0.6
15
LF
2
1947
1948
BEG
4.2
3.9
0.8
0.0
-0.4
16
SP
4
1944
1948
BEG
3.7
0.0
-0.0
3.7
-0.0
17
SP
3
1940
1946
VEZ/EAS
3.4
-0.0
0.0
3.4
0.0
18
C
6
1937
1944
BEG
3.3
3.3
-0.2
0.0
0.2
19
SP
4
1937
1946
MULT
3.3
0.3
0.1
3.0
-0.0
20
SP
5
1937
1946
BEG
3.1
-0.7
-0.0
3.8
-0.0
21
SS
2
1940
1942
EAS/MXD
3.1
2.7
0.1
0.0
0.4
22
SP
5
1937
1944
BEG
2.9
-0.4
0.0
3.4
0.0
23
C
3
1940
1946
EAS/VEZ
2.9
2.6
0.2
0.0
0.1
24
1B
4
1941
1948
BEG
2.9
4.2
-0.3
0.0
-1.0
25
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
2.6
0.1
-0.0
2.5
-0.0
26
LF
1
1947
1947
BEG
2.5
2.7
0.1
0.0
-0.3
27
1B
1
1940
1940
VEZ
2.4
2.7
0.0
0.0
-0.3
28
SP
3
1937
1941
BEG
2.3
0.3
0.0
2.0
0.0
29
RF
1
1940
1940
VEZ
2.3
2.6
0.0
0.0
-0.3
30
SP
2
1941
1942
BEG
2.2
0.2
0.0
2.0
-0.0
31
SP
1
1947
1947
BEG
2.0
-0.2
0.0
2.3
0.0
32
RF
1
1940
1940
MXD
2.0
2.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
33
SP
1
1944
1944
BEG
2.0
-0.2
0.0
2.1
0.0
34
3B
2
1937
1940
NE/VEZ
2.0
1.9
-0.0
0.0
0.1
35
SP
1
1939
1939
BEG
1.9
-0.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
36
SP
3
1939
1942
BEG
1.9
0.5
0.0
1.4
-0.0
37
C
1
1940
1940
MXD
1.9
1.6
0.0
0.0
0.3
38
SP
1
1946
1946
BEG
1.8
0.2
0.0
1.6
-0.0
39
1B
5
1938
1946
BEG
1.6
1.4
0.3
0.2
-0.3
40
1B
4
1937
1942
BEG/EAS
1.6
1.7
0.2
0.0
-0.3
41
3B
8
1937
1947
BEG
1.6
0.6
0.4
0.1
0.5
42
SP
2
1937
1938
BEG
1.4
0.3
0.0
1.1
-0.0
43
RF
3
1944
1948
BEG
1.3
0.4
0.9
0.0
-0.0
44
SP
2
1941
1942
BEG
1.3
0.2
0.0
1.1
-0.0
45
LF
1
1940
1940
MXD
1.3
1.6
0.0
0.0
-0.3
46
C
3
1937
1939
BEG
1.3
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.2
47
CF
1
1941
1941
BEG
1.1
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
48
LF
1
1940
1940
VEZ/MXD
0.9
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.3
49
SS
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
50
1B
1
1937
1937
NE
0.7
1.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
51
3B
2
1947
1948
BEG
0.7
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
52
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
53
SP
1
1944
1944
BEG
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
54
SP
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
-0.0
55
RF
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.0
-0.1
56
CF
1
1937
1937
NE
0.5
-0.2
0.8
0.0
-0.0
57
RF
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.1
58
RF
2
1939
1941
BEG
0.5
0.9
0.0
-0.2
-0.2
59
2B
2
1942
1946
EAS
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
60
RP
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
61
SS
4
1937
1948
BEG
0.4
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.4
62
SP
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
63
RF
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
64
3B
1
1947
1947
BEG
0.3
-0.2
0.5
0.0
0.0
65
2B
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.3
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.0
66
RP
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
67
RP
1
1938
1938
BEG
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
68
SS
1
1937
1937
NE
0.3
0.5
-0.2
0.0
0.0
69
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.6
0.0
70
3B
2
1941
1942
BEG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
3B
1
1937
1937
BEG
0.2
-0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
72
RP
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
-0.0
73
LF
2
1938
1940
BEG/VEZ
0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.0
74
CF
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
75
SP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
76
RP
1
1937
1937
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
77
RF
1
1937
1937
NE
0.1
0.4
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
78
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
SP
3
1941
1946
BEG
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.5
-0.0
80
SP
2
1937
1938
BEG
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
81
LF
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
82
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
83
2B
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
84
C
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
85
1B
2
1937
1939
BEG/NE
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1
86
CF
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
87
RP
1
1948
1948
BEG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
LF
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
89
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
-
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
LF
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.0
0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
92
RF
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
93
-
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
94
RP
1
1942
1942
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
C
1
1937
1937
BEG
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
96
3B
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
C
1
1937
1937
NE
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
98
LF
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
99
C
1
1946
1946
BEG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ/MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
-
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
-
1
1947
1947
BEG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
-
1
1940
1940
MXD
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
RP
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
111
-
1
1942
1942
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
RF
1
1941
1941
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
113
-
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
115
2B
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
116
LF
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
117
RF
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
118
RF
2
1938
1942
BEG
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
119
LF
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
120
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
121
3B
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
122
C
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
1B
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
124
SS
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
125
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
126
3B
1
1938
1938
BEG
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
127
SP
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
128
RF
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
129
3B
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
RF
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
131
3B
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
132
C
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
133
RP
1
1942
1942
EAS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
134
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
135
1B
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
136
3B
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
137
SP
1
1947
1947
BEG
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
138
-
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
139
SS
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
140
RP
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
141
2B
1
1946
1946
BEG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
142
CF
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
143
SP
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
144
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
145
RF
1
1937
1937
BEG
-0.2
0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
146
SP
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
147
RF
2
1946
1947
BEG
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.3
148
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
149
-
1
1946
1946
EAS
-0.2
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
150
C
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
152
C
2
1946
1947
BEG
-0.3
-0.6
0.2
0.0
0.1
153
1B
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
154
-
1
1947
1947
BEG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
155
-
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
156
-
1
1944
1944
BEG
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
157
CF
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.4
0.2
0.0
-0.6
-0.1
158
-
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.5
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.1
159
C
4
1941
1946
BEG
-0.5
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.4
160
-
1
1939
1939
BEG
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
161
1B
1
1942
1942
BEG
-0.5
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
162
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.6
-0.1
0.1
-0.6
0.0
163
SP
3
1946
1948
BEG
-0.6
-0.1
-0.0
-0.5
-0.0
164
3B
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.6
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
165
-
1
1948
1948
BEG
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
166
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
167
LF
3
1937
1946
EAS/NE
-0.7
0.0
-0.7
0.0
-0.1
168
C
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.7
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.1
169
RF
3
1939
1946
BEG
-0.7
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
170
SP
4
1939
1946
BEG
-0.7
0.5
0.0
-1.2
-0.0
171
3B
1
1940
1940
MXD
-0.7
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
172
-
2
1947
1948
BEG
-0.7
-0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.0
173
-
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
174
-
2
1937
1939
BEG
-0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.9
0.0
175
-
1
1937
1937
NE
-0.9
-1.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
176
RF
1
1940
1940
MXD
-1.0
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.1
177
LF
1
1940
1940
MXD
-1.0
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
-0.1
178
RP
1
1940
1940
VEZ
-1.1
0.0
0.0
-1.1
0.0
179
C
3
1946
1948
BEG
-1.7
-2.0
0.0
0.0
0.3

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James