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Gary Alexander

Gary Wayne Alexander

Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 27, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1975 (Age 22.169)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Athletics/Pirates 1975-1981

Final Game: September 28, 1981 (Age 28.185)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1975 SFG NL 22 C 2 1 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -150 2.25 1.00 .985 6.08 6.00 0 0 4 0 0% 32% 0
1976 SFG NL 23 C 23 22 18 197.0 112 92 16 4 0 .964 -6 -37 4.93 4.70 .986 5.96 5.94 3 9 30 6 17% 33% 0
1977 SFG NL 24 C 33 30 27 268.1 188 174 8 6 0 .968 -10 -45 6.10 5.52 .985 6.49 6.49 2 13 46 7 13% 35% 0
1977 SFG NL 24 OF 1 1 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1977 SFG NL 24 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .975 2.14 2.10
1978 TOT AL 25 DH 70 69
1978 TOT AL 25 C 67 62 55 536.0 345 305 34 6 3 .983 -3 -7 5.69 5.06 .983 5.53 5.48 6 26 45 27 38% 38% 1
1978 OAK AL 25 DH 45 45
1978 OAK AL 25 OF 6 6 3 40.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 36 3.60 2.67 .979 2.48 2.45
1978 OAK AL 25 LF 3 3 1 22.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2 87 4.91 4.00 .974 2.21 2.20
1978 OAK AL 25 RF 3 3 2 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 2.00 1.33 .978 2.25 2.23
1978 OAK AL 25 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 9.90 10.00
1978 OAK AL 25 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CLE AL 25 C 66 62 55 535.0 345 305 34 6 3 .983 -3 -7 5.70 5.14 .983 5.53 5.48 6 26 45 27 38% 38% 1
1978 CLE AL 25 DH 25 24
1979 CLE AL 26 C 91 86 79 765.2 462 404 40 18 5 .961 -13 -20 5.22 4.88 .982 5.46 5.39 13 23 80 25 24% 36% 0
1979 CLE AL 26 DH 13 12
1979 CLE AL 26 OF 2 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -15 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.45
1979 CLE AL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1979 CLE AL 26 RF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -17 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.20
1980 CLE AL 27 DH 40 36
1980 CLE AL 27 C 13 4 2 52.0 34 31 2 1 0 .971 -2 -46 5.71 2.54 .986 5.49 5.47 0 4 7 2 22% 35% 0
1980 CLE AL 27 OF 2 1 1 10.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 2.53 1.50 .980 2.45 2.45
1980 CLE AL 27 LF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -93 1.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.40
1980 CLE AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 360 10.80 2.00 .975 2.16 2.10
1981 PIT NL 28 1B 9 6 2 49.0 56 52 2 2 4 .964 -1 -20 9.92 6.00 .992 10.21 10.24
1981 PIT NL 28 OF 8 7 1 50.0 17 12 4 1 0 .941 1 31 2.88 2.00 .980 2.32 2.34
1981 PIT NL 28 LF 7 7 1 47.0 15 10 4 1 0 .933 1 23 2.68 2.00 .975 2.13 2.13
1981 PIT NL 28 RF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 160 6.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
6 Seasons C 229 205 181 1827.0 1143 1008 100 35 8 .969 -35 -23 5.46 4.84 .983 5.69 5.64 24 75 212 67 24% 36% 1
3 Seasons DH 123 117
5 Seasons OF 19 16 6 116.2 36 31 4 1 0 .972 2 23 2.70 1.84 .979 2.39 2.39
4 Seasons LF 12 11 3 79.0 28 23 4 1 0 .964 2 27 3.08 2.25 .975 2.18 2.18
2 Seasons 1B 10 6 2 50.0 56 52 2 2 4 .964 -1 -22 9.72 5.40 .992 10.21 10.22
5 Seasons RF 8 5 3 37.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.39 1.25 .977 2.22 2.16
7 Seasons TOT 258 227 189 1993.2 1235 1091 106 38 12 .969 -34 -20 5.40 4.64 .984 5.61 5.58 24 75 212 67 24% 36% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
1975 SFG NL 22 C -1 -150 -1
1976 SFG NL 23 C -6 -37 -6
1977 SFG NL 24 C -10 -45 -10
1977 SFG NL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 OAK AL 25 LF 2 87 2 1 1 0
1978 OAK AL 25 RF -0 -27 -0 0 -0 0
1978 OAK AL 25 1B -0 -120 -0 0 -0
1978 OAK AL 25 C 0 0 0
1978 CLE AL 25 C -3 -7 -3
1979 CLE AL 26 C -13 -20 -13
1979 CLE AL 26 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CLE AL 26 RF -0 -17 -0 -0 0
1980 CLE AL 27 C -2 -46 -2
1980 CLE AL 27 LF -1 -93 -1 -1 0 0
1980 CLE AL 27 RF 0 360 0 0 0 0
1981 PIT NL 28 1B -1 -20 -1 -0 -1 0
1981 PIT NL 28 LF 1 23 -0 -0 0 1
1981 PIT NL 28 RF 0 160 0 -0 1 0
6 Seasons C -35 -23 -35
4 Seasons LF 2 27 1 0 1 1
2 Seasons 1B -1 -22 -1 -0 -1 0
5 Seasons RF 0 13 0 -0 1 0
7 Seasons TOT -34 -20 0 -0 1 0 1 -35
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
1975 SFG NL 22 3 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1976 SFG NL 23 23 22 23 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 SFG NL 24 51 31 51 34 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 19 0
1978 CLE AL 25 90 86 90 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4 0
1978 OAK AL 25 58 51 58 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 45 7 0
1979 CLE AL 26 110 99 110 93 0 91 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 13 9 0
1980 CLE AL 27 76 41 76 15 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 40 29 1
1981 PIT NL 28 21 13 21 16 0 0 9 0 0 0 7 0 2 9 0 6 1
7 Seasons 432 344 432 257 0 229 10 0 0 0 12 0 8 20 123 75 2
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1975 SFG NL 22 43 6.75 7.88 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 SFG NL 23 810 2.47 3.34 10 90% 0 0 92 2 1 1 88 17 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1977 SFG NL 24 1156 3.59 4.33 14 93% 0 0 174 12 0 4 158 8 1 0 0 2 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1978 CLE AL 25 2328 3.82 4.41 20 100% 0 0 306 12 1 7 286 31 5 0 0 4 6 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 8 100%
1978 OAK AL 25 12 63.00 63.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CLE AL 26 3359 4.88 5.31 45 91% 0 0 403 25 0 11 367 39 12 0 0 5 18 0 3 15 1 5 0 0 0 8 100%
1980 CLE AL 27 215 4.15 4.33 2 100% 0 0 31 2 0 0 29 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 7923 4.14 4.70 91 93% 0 0 1008 53 2 23 930 97 25 0 0 13 35 0 5 30 2 8 0 0 0 21 95%
MLB Averages 3.77 4.25 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1975 SFG NL 22 0 0 15 4 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.65
1976 SFG NL 23 3 9 290 30 6 6 17% 26 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 49 9 1.17 1.12
1977 SFG NL 24 2 13 410 46 7 5 13% 37 7 8 0 1 0 0 0 78 8 1.16 1.41
1978 CLE AL 25 6 26 932 45 27 18 38% 41 23 4 3 0 1 1 0 99 29 1.45 1.22
1978 OAK AL 25 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CLE AL 26 12 23 1271 80 25 20 24% 75 23 4 1 1 1 0 0 152 31 1.20 1.22
1980 CLE AL 27 0 4 67 7 2 1 22% 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 1.34 0.87
6 Seasons 23 75 2992 212 67 50 24% 189 61 20 4 3 2 1 0 395 79 1.23 1.22
MLB Averages 35% 1.30 1.28

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1978 OAK AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 95 26% 82% 34% 18 67%
1979 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33% 67% 0% 0
1980 CLE AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 51 49% 80% 16% 3 33%
1981 PIT NL 28 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 7 6 0 5 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 8 47.1% 8 1 5.9% 3 213 60% 82% 31% 31 45%
4 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 10 9 0 5 0 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 22 13 59.1% 8 1 4.5% 3 362 49% 82% 29% 52 52%
MLB Averages 59.2% 2.9% 60% 82% 27% 47%

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%
1978 OAK AL 25 4 25% 50% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 PIT NL 28 202 59% 86% 32% 7 71% 0 52 2 49 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2 Seasons 206 59% 85% 32% 7 71% 0 52 2 49 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 50%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94% 87%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1977 SFG NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 44 43% 80% 18% 5 40%
1978 OAK AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 81 64% 79% 28% 8 50%
1979 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 38% 62% 24% 0
1980 CLE AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 36% 73% 27% 2 100%
1981 PIT NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 64% 71% 21% 2 100%
5 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 16.7% 5 0 0.0% 0 179 53% 75% 25% 17 59%
MLB Averages 41.6% 3.0% 60% 82% 27% 52%



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Jul 2nd AL Player of the Week

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1979 AL  18 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1979 AL  13 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1979 AL  80 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: Gary garry Gary gerry Wayne alaxander Alexander

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