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