Jean Dubuc of the 1918 Red Sox — 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox by Allan Wood

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).