Jean Joseph Octave Arthur Dubuc
Pitcher


5'10", 185 lbs., Batted Right, Threw Right
Born: September 15, 1888, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Died: August 28, 1958, Fort Myers, Florida

Debut: June 25, 1908

Jean Dubuc began his big league career in Cincinnati in 1908 and played for Detroit from 1912 to 1916.

After the Pacific Coast League ended its 1918 season early, Dubuc joined the Red Sox on July 25. He pitched in only two games for Boston, one of them a complete game loss in the final game of the season. In his only at-bat in the World Series, pinch-hitting in Game Two, Dubuc struck out.

He played for the New York Giants in 1919, but was sent to Toledo the following year. The reason for his demotion became clear later that year, when it was discovered that Dubuc had advance knowledge of the 1919 World Series fix. Testifying before a grand jury on October 5, 1920, he presented a telegram from former pitcher and gambler Bill Burns stating the series was fixed. Dubuc didn't say whether he placed any bets, but admitted telling teammate Rube Benton about the telegram.

By the time the case came to trial, Dubuc had fled to Canada, where he played semi-pro ball and generally kept out of sight. He returned -- without punishment -- to organized baseball as a scout and signed Hank Greenberg for the Detroit Tigers in 1935.

 
Pitching
Year Ag Tm  Lg   W   L   G  GS  CG SHO SV   IP      H  ER HR  BB  SO   ERA lgERA ERA+
1908 19 CIN NL   5   6  15   9   7   1  0   85.1   62  26  2  41  32  2.74  2.30  84
1909 20 CIN NL   2   5  19   5   2   0  1   71.1   72  29  0  46  19  3.66  2.59  71
1912 23 DET AL  17  10  37  26  23   2  3  250.0  217  77  2 109  97  2.77  3.27 118
1913 24 DET AL  15  14  36  28  22   1  2  242.2  228  78  1  91  73  2.89  2.93 101
1914 25 DET AL  13  14  36  27  15   2  1  224.0  216  86  3  76  70  3.46  2.82  82
1915 26 DET AL  17  12  39  33  22   5  2  258.0  231  92  6  88  74  3.21  3.02  94
1916 27 DET AL  10  10  36  16   8   1  1  170.1  134  56  1  84  40  2.96  2.85  96
1918 29 BOS AL   0   1   2   1   1   0  0   10.2   11   5  1   5   1  4.22  2.68  64
1919 30 NYG NL   6   4  36   5   1   0  3  132.0  119  39  4  37  32  2.66  2.79 105
 9 Yr WL% .528  85  76 256 150 101  12 13 1444.1 1290 488 20 577 438  3.04  2.91  96
 
Batting
Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB  R   H  2B 3B HR RBI SB BB  SO    BA  OBP  SLG   TB  SH HBP
1908 19 CIN NL  15   29  2   4   1  0  0   2  0  0      .138 .138 .172    5   2  0
1909 20 CIN NL  19   18  1   3   0  0  0   0  0  2      .167 .250 .167    3   1  0
1912 23 DET AL  40  108 16  29   6  2  1   9  0  3      .269 .295 .389   42   1  1
1913 24 DET AL  68  135 17  36   5  3  2  11  1  2  17  .267 .277 .393   53   4  0
1914 25 DET AL  71  124  9  28   8  1  1  11  1  7  11  .226 .273 .331   41   4  1
1915 26 DET AL  60  112  7  23   2  1  0  14  0  8  15  .205 .258 .241   27   3  0
1916 27 DET AL  52   78  3  20   0  2  0   7  0  7  12  .256 .318 .308   24   2  0
1918 29 BOS AL   5    6  0   1   0  0  0   0  0  1   2  .167 .286 .167    1   0  0
1919 30 NYG NL  37   42  2   6   1  1  0   2  0  0   6  .143 .143 .214    9   0  0
9 Seasons      367  652 57 150  23 10  4  56  2 30  63  .230 .266 .314  205  17  2
 
Fielding
Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos    G    PO    A    E   DP    FP  lgFP   RnF lgRnF  LF   CF   RF
1908 19 CIN NL   P   15     7   26    2    0  .943  .953  2.20  2.13
1909 20 CIN NL   P   19     4   23    5    0  .844  .940  1.42  1.95
1912 23 DET AL   P   37    12   91    3    5  .972  .940  2.78  1.95
                OF    2     1    1    0    0 1.000  .951  1.00  1.98   0    0    2
1913 24 DET AL   P   36    16  107    6    7  .953  .937  3.42  1.83
                OF    3     1    0    1    0  .500  .953  0.33  1.95   1    0    2
1914 25 DET AL   P   36    14   83    6    3  .942  .936  2.69  1.74
1915 26 DET AL   P   39     9   86    3    2  .969  .937  2.44  1.80
1916 27 DET AL   P   36     7   73    4    5  .952  .945  2.22  1.69
1918 29 BOS AL   P    2     2    2    0    0 1.000  .952  2.00  1.85
1919 30 NYG NL   P   36     8   46    2    1  .964  .960  1.50  1.89
Position Total   P  256    79  537   31   23  .952  .942  2.41  1.84
                OF    5     2    1    1    0  .750 1.000  0.60  2.00   1    0    4
Overall Total       261    81  538   32   23  .951  .942  2.37  1.85
 
World Series Batting
Year Tm  Opp  G  AB  R  H  2B 3B HR  RBI BB  SO    BA   OBP   SLG  SB
1918 BOS CHC  1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000   0
 
Minor League Pitching
Year Team        LG    G  GS  CG   W   L  ERA    IP     H     R   ER   BB   K  SHO
1910 Buff/Montl  IL   30           9  13        201    175   95        74  80  
1911 Montreal    IL   38          21  11        263.2  230  119       114 126
1917 Salt Lake  PCL   42          22  16  3.18  351.1  323  161       146  98   4
1918 Salt Lake  PCL   19  18  17   9   9  3.39  154    172   77        76  43   1
1920 Toledo      AA   21           9   7  2.71  126    112   51   38   28  46
1922 Syracuse    IL   26      13   8   9  4.77  166    176  101   88   60  65   1
1923 Syracuse    IL   14       6   5   2  2.81   64     66   29   20   29  26   1
1924 Ottawa     QOV    7       3   2   2  4.24   34     39   22   16    8  23
1926 Manchester NEL   10       3   2   2  2.00   54     33   18   12   16  26   1
1929 Nashau     NEL  
Incomplete Totals    207  18  42  87  71       1414   1326  673  174  551 533   8
 
Minor League Batting
Year Team        Lg    G   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB   K   SF  SB   BA
1910 Montreal    IL   58  116  17  39   6   4   2                 2   4  .336
1911 Montreal    IL   54  119  12  25   4   1   2       10  19    4   3  .210
1917 Salt Lake  PCL   51  147  17  41   9   0   1                 5   0  .279
1918 Salt Lake  PCL   34   89  11  27   8   0   2                 1   1  .303
1920 Toledo      AA  102  305  46  89  10   5   1   50  31  19        3  .292 
1922 Syracuse    IL  124  313  51 110  23   6   2                    12  .351
1923 Syracuse    IL   70  177  26  42   7   2   2                     0  .237
1924 Ottawa     QOV   43  133  18  38   5   3   1                     1  .286
1926 Manchester NEL   29   61   5  19   7   1   1    8   6  10        1  .311
1929 Nashau     NEL  
Incomplete Totals    565 1460 203 430  79  22  14   58  47  48   12  25  .295
 
Minor League Fielding
Year Team        LG   POS   G    PO    A   E    PCT.
1910 Buff/Montl  IL    P   30     7   84   2    .968
1911 Montreal    IL   P/?  54    22  101  11    .918
1917 Salt Lake  PCL    P   43    14  105   3    .975
1918 Salt Lake  PCL                        1    .983
1920 Toledo      AA    P                   0   1.000
                       ?                  22    .908
1922 Syracuse    IL                             .935
1923 Syracuse    IL                             .967
1924 Ottawa     QOV   
1926 Manchester NEL                        1    .964
1929 Nashau     NEL  
Incomplete Totals         127    43  290  18
Minor Leagues: IL - International League; PCL - Pacific Coast League; AA - American Association;
QOV - Quebec-Ontario-Vermont League; NEL - New England League.
Scout: Detroit Tigers, American League (1928-31?).
Coach: Detroit Tigers, American League (1931).
Co-Owner/Manager: New Bedford, Northeastern League (1934).