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Jerry Adair

Kenneth Jerry Adair (Casper the Friendly Ghost)

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 17, 1936 in Sand Springs, OK
High School: Sapulpa HS (Sapulpa, OK)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1958 (Age 21.259)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedSox/WhiteSox/Royals 1958-1970

Final Game: May 3, 1970 (Age 33.137)
Died: May 31, 1987 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Woodland Memorial Park, Sand Springs, OK
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1958 BAL AL 21 SS 10 4 2 45.0 30 10 19 1 3 .967 0 5 5.80 2.90 .964 4.96 4.91
1958 BAL AL 21 2B 1 1 1 8.0 6 1 4 1 2 .833 -0 -45 5.62 5.00 .978 5.29 5.20
1959 BAL AL 22 2B 11 8 6 70.0 44 24 17 3 4 .932 1 10 5.27 3.73 .976 5.28 5.25
1959 BAL AL 22 SS 1 2 2 17.0 5 2 2 1 1 .800 -2 -113 2.12 4.00 .960 4.87 4.80
1960 BAL AL 23 2B 3 0 0 10.0 7 3 4 0 2 1.000 -0 -36 6.30 2.33 .979 5.49 5.47
1961 BAL AL 24 2B 107 96 77 820.0 476 233 237 6 57 .987 8 12 5.16 4.39 .978 5.24 5.18
1961 BAL AL 24 SS 27 18 14 180.1 92 26 61 5 5 .946 1 9 4.34 3.22 .956 4.84 4.78
1961 BAL AL 24 3B 2 1 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 1.17 0.50 .950 3.17 3.15
1962 BAL AL 25 SS 113 103 90 918.0 517 216 285 16 72 .969 -0 -1 4.91 4.43 .962 4.84 4.83
1962 BAL AL 25 2B 34 29 22 265.2 160 79 77 4 17 .975 0 2 5.28 4.59 .980 5.25 5.24
1962 BAL AL 25 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.10
1963 BAL AL 26 2B 103 100 94 893.1 518 242 268 8 67 .985 2 2 5.14 4.95 .980 5.08 5.09
1964 BAL AL 27 2B 153 150 148 1334.2 822 395 422 5 107 .994 14 12 5.51 5.34 .980 5.17 5.16
1965 BAL AL 28 2B 157 157 154 1417.2 853 395 446 12 99 .986 16 14 5.34 5.36 .978 5.07 5.06 MVP-17
1966 TOT AL 29 2B 63 52 38 451.2 249 119 125 5 26 .980 -2 -5 4.86 3.87 .975 5.09 5.09
1966 BAL AL 29 2B 13 13 13 115.1 65 30 33 2 7 .969 -1 -10 4.92 4.85 .975 5.09 5.09
1966 CHW AL 29 SS 75 63 53 579.1 354 109 236 9 35 .975 15 31 5.36 4.60 .960 4.79 4.78
1966 CHW AL 29 2B 50 39 25 336.1 184 89 92 3 19 .984 -1 -2 4.84 3.62 .975 5.09 5.09
1967 TOT AL 30 2B 50 44 38 411.1 210 103 102 5 31 .976 -1 -4 4.49 4.10 .979 4.95 4.96 MVP-15
1967 CHW AL 30 2B 27 24 22 228.1 133 70 61 2 21 .985 -2 -9 5.16 4.85 .979 4.95 4.96
1967 BOS AL 30 3B 35 33 23 269.0 105 34 66 5 8 .952 4 16 3.35 2.86 .955 3.13 3.14 MVP-15
1967 BOS AL 30 SS 30 25 20 224.0 106 38 68 0 12 1.000 4 21 4.26 3.53 .963 4.62 4.63 MVP-15
1967 BOS AL 30 2B 23 20 16 183.0 77 33 41 3 10 .961 0 3 3.64 3.22 .979 4.95 4.96
1968 BOS AL 31 SS 46 33 31 332.1 170 62 104 4 15 .976 0 1 4.50 3.61 .962 4.79 4.77
1968 BOS AL 31 2B 12 8 6 75.0 45 19 25 1 6 .978 -1 -18 5.28 3.67 .977 5.11 5.08
1968 BOS AL 31 3B 7 5 3 50.2 16 4 9 3 1 .813 -2 -36 2.31 1.86 .951 3.06 3.04
1968 BOS AL 31 1B 1 1 0 4.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 90 13.50 6.00 .988 9.67 9.50
1969 KCR AL 32 2B 109 105 91 916.1 492 223 261 8 41 .984 -1 -1 4.75 4.44 .976 5.21 5.21
1969 KCR AL 32 SS 8 8 5 60.0 33 14 18 1 1 .970 -1 -14 4.80 4.00 .966 4.96 4.96
1969 KCR AL 32 3B 1 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -98 0.00 0.00 3.19 3.20
1970 KCR AL 33 2B 7 7 7 72.0 44 24 20 0 6 1.000 -0 -2 5.50 6.29 .979 5.35 5.31
13 Seasons 2B 810 757 682 6745.2 3926 1860 2008 58 465 .985 35 6 5.16 4.78 .978 5.14 5.13
8 Seasons SS 310 256 217 2356.0 1307 477 793 37 144 .972 18 9 4.85 4.10 .961 4.81 4.79
5 Seasons 3B 46 39 26 333.0 122 38 76 8 9 .934 1 5 3.08 2.48 .955 3.12 3.13
1 Season 1B 1 1 0 4.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 90 13.50 6.00 .988 9.67 9.50
13 Seasons TOT 1167 1053 925 9438.2 5361 2380 2878 103 618 .981 54 7 5.01 4.51 .974 4.99 4.96
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1958 BAL AL 21 SS 0 5 0 0 0 0
1958 BAL AL 21 2B -0 -45 -0 0 -0 0
1959 BAL AL 22 2B 1 10 1 1 0 0
1959 BAL AL 22 SS -2 -113 -2 -1 -1 0
1960 BAL AL 23 2B -0 -36 -0 0 -0 0
1961 BAL AL 24 2B 8 12 6 5 2 2
1961 BAL AL 24 SS 1 9 2 -0 3 -1
1961 BAL AL 24 3B -0 -16 -0 0 -0 0
1962 BAL AL 25 SS -0 -1 -4 -1 -2 3
1962 BAL AL 25 2B 0 2 0 -0 1 0
1962 BAL AL 25 3B -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1963 BAL AL 26 2B 2 2 0 5 -4 1
1964 BAL AL 27 2B 14 12 11 4 7 3
1965 BAL AL 28 2B 16 14 14 -3 18 2
1966 BAL AL 29 2B -1 -10 -1 -2 1 0
1966 CHW AL 29 SS 15 31 16 10 6 -1
1966 CHW AL 29 2B -1 -2 -1 1 -2 0
1967 CHW AL 30 2B -2 -9 -2 0 -2 0
1967 BOS AL 30 3B 4 16 4 3 0 0
1967 BOS AL 30 SS 4 21 4 -1 5 0
1967 BOS AL 30 2B 0 3 0 1 -1 0
1968 BOS AL 31 SS 0 1 1 -0 1 -1
1968 BOS AL 31 2B -1 -18 -1 0 -1 0
1968 BOS AL 31 3B -2 -36 -2 -1 -0 0
1968 BOS AL 31 1B 0 90 0 0 0 0
1969 KCR AL 32 2B -1 -1 1 -1 2 -2
1969 KCR AL 32 SS -1 -14 -1 0 -1 0
1969 KCR AL 32 3B -0 -98 -0 0 -0 0
1970 KCR AL 33 2B -0 -2 -0 -0 0 0
13 Seasons 2B 35 6 29 11 19 6
8 Seasons SS 18 9 18 6 11 0
5 Seasons 3B 1 5 1 2 -0 0
1 Season 1B 0 90 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons TOT 54 7 48 19 30 6
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1958 BAL AL 21 11 5 11 11 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 BAL AL 22 12 10 12 12 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 BAL AL 23 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 BAL AL 24 133 115 133 131 0 0 0 107 2 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1962 BAL AL 25 139 132 139 135 0 0 0 35 1 112 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
1963 BAL AL 26 109 100 109 103 0 0 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1964 BAL AL 27 155 150 155 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1965 BAL AL 28 157 157 157 157 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHW AL 29 105 102 105 105 0 0 0 50 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1966 BAL AL 29 17 13 17 13 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1967 BOS AL 30 89 78 89 84 0 0 0 24 34 30 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1967 CHW AL 30 28 24 28 27 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1968 BOS AL 31 74 47 74 63 0 0 1 12 7 46 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
1969 KCR AL 32 126 113 126 118 0 0 0 109 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1970 KCR AL 33 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 1165 1053 1165 1122 0 0 1 811 45 310 0 0 0 0 0 49 12
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1958 BAL AL 21 35 60% 91% 40% 7 57% 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
1959 BAL AL 22 286 66% 81% 32% 26 96% 0 21 10 6 5 16 15 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
1960 BAL AL 23 41 56% 80% 24% 3 67% 0 3 0 3 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1961 BAL AL 24 3424 64% 77% 27% 328 95% 0 239 115 88 36 239 208 23 0 7 6 0 4 2 4 53 23 11 14 2 51 16 35 2 1 0
1962 BAL AL 25 1113 58% 80% 25% 110 93% 0 83 41 29 13 79 68 9 0 1 4 1 3 0 3 18 6 7 3 0 16 3 13 2 1 1
1963 BAL AL 26 3726 63% 78% 26% 339 95% 1 243 100 102 42 266 221 39 1 3 8 1 7 0 5 66 21 16 11 3 57 15 41 4 3 1
1964 BAL AL 27 5479 62% 79% 27% 532 95% 3 398 170 175 53 423 356 50 1 8 5 0 4 1 4 108 33 28 26 5 100 31 65 8 5 1
1965 BAL AL 28 5856 63% 79% 26% 567 95% 1 392 157 162 73 448 377 60 1 4 12 0 12 0 11 102 30 27 27 2 90 31 58 10 7 3
1966 CHW AL 29 1384 69% 82% 30% 109 92% 1 87 29 43 15 91 78 9 1 1 3 0 2 1 2 19 9 6 3 0 18 3 15 1 1 0
1966 BAL AL 29 490 67% 79% 23% 46 93% 1 30 16 10 4 34 28 5 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 8 3 2 2 0 7 2 5 1 0 0
1967 CHW AL 30 965 69% 79% 30% 79 96% 0 71 24 36 11 65 55 8 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 21 10 0 5 1 18 6 12 3 1 2
1967 BOS AL 30 756 59% 78% 28% 61 89% 0 36 11 23 2 51 42 7 1 0 3 0 3 0 2 12 6 0 2 1 11 4 7 1 0 1
1968 BOS AL 31 332 60% 83% 31% 30 93% 0 19 6 11 2 26 25 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 1 3 0 1 5 1 4 0 0 0
1969 KCR AL 32 3884 63% 80% 27% 332 93% 1 227 88 91 48 258 212 32 0 3 8 1 5 2 6 40 16 5 7 1 32 8 24 6 4 1
1970 KCR AL 33 325 65% 76% 24% 21 100% 0 23 4 15 4 21 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 3 0 0 6 0 5 0 0 0
13 Seasons 28096 63% 79% 27% 2590 94% 8 1873 771 795 308 2025 1709 247 5 28 57 3 47 7 42 465 163 108 102 17 418 123 287 38 23 10
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1958 BAL AL 21 189 66% 78% 24% 23 91% 0 7 5 2 0 19 13 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1959 BAL AL 22 74 51% 73% 28% 11 64% 0 6 4 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1961 BAL AL 24 744 67% 78% 28% 80 94% 0 28 18 8 2 61 44 15 0 0 5 0 3 2 4 10 6 1 2 0 0 9 7 2 1 1 0
1962 BAL AL 25 3901 59% 80% 26% 389 90% 3 208 112 78 18 281 220 53 0 3 16 0 15 1 14 71 24 2 26 6 6 65 26 38 3 1 2
1966 CHW AL 29 2331 66% 82% 32% 282 95% 0 111 50 57 5 241 191 43 1 2 9 1 6 2 6 38 13 6 11 3 1 35 19 16 2 0 2
1967 BOS AL 30 905 56% 77% 26% 88 95% 0 40 21 14 5 69 51 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 1 4 0 10 5 5 1 1 0
1968 BOS AL 31 1386 66% 80% 24% 148 93% 1 64 35 21 8 103 79 22 1 2 4 0 4 0 4 15 9 1 3 1 1 15 10 5 0 0 0
1969 KCR AL 32 267 70% 76% 24% 27 93% 0 14 6 6 2 19 16 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 9797 63% 80% 27% 1048 92% 4 478 251 188 40 796 616 157 2 8 38 1 32 5 32 152 59 12 44 14 8 139 71 67 7 3 4
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1961 BAL AL 24 34 65% 65% 24% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 BAL AL 25 9 67% 78% 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 BOS AL 30 1095 56% 77% 26% 89 90% 0 30 20 3 7 61 43 14 1 5 5 0 5 0 4 6 4 0 4 1 1 0 2 100%
1968 BOS AL 31 219 55% 78% 25% 17 76% 0 4 4 0 0 10 8 1 1 0 3 0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1969 KCR AL 32 18 50% 83% 39% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 1375 56% 77% 26% 108 87% 0 34 24 3 7 72 52 15 2 5 8 0 7 1 7 7 5 0 5 1 1 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 89% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1968 BOS AL 31 13 69% 77% 46% 1 100% 0 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 13 69% 77% 46% 1 100% 0 5 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 94% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1965 AL (17, 3%)
1967 AL (15, 4%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

Assistss c a p y
1965 AL  446 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1965 AL  16 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1964 AL  153 (4th)
1965 AL  157 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1964 AL  395 (2nd)
1965 AL  395 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1964 AL  422 (2nd)
1965 AL  446 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1964 AL  107 (3rd)
1965 AL  99 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1962 AL  72 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1961 AL  8 (2nd)
1964 AL  14 (2nd)
1965 AL  16 (1st)
Career  35 (38th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1963 AL  5.14 (4th)
1964 AL  5.51 (3rd)
1965 AL  5.34 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1963 AL  4.95 (5th)
1964 AL  5.34 (2nd)
1965 AL  5.36 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1964 AL  .994 (1st)
1965 AL  .986 (1st)
1969 AL  .984 (2nd)
Career  .985 (36th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1966 AL  15 (2nd)
1967 AL  4 (5th)
Career  18 (84th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1962 AL  4.91 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1962 AL  .969 (4th)

             

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