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Rubén Amaro

Ruben (Mora) Amaro

Positions: Shortstop, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 6, 1936 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1958 (Age 22.174)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees/Angels/Cardinals 1958-1969

Final Game: September 28, 1969 (Age 33.265)
Relatives: Father of Ruben Amaro
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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 STL NL 22 SS 36 21 14 211.1 115 44 65 6 18 .948 -2 -14 4.64 3.03 .964 5.11 5.08
1958 STL NL 22 2B 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 80 6.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.30
1960 PHI NL 24 SS 92 90 65 742.1 397 153 230 14 47 .965 -3 -5 4.64 4.16 .960 4.81 4.80
1961 PHI NL 25 SS 132 127 102 1083.0 641 243 379 19 91 .970 2 2 5.17 4.71 .959 4.92 4.87
1961 PHI NL 25 1B 3 0 0 8.0 11 11 0 0 1 1.000 0 75 12.38 3.67 .990 9.79 9.73
1961 PHI NL 25 2B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 3.00 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1962 PHI NL 26 SS 78 71 63 619.0 379 143 224 12 50 .968 4 8 5.34 4.71 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 PHI NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1963 PHI NL 27 SS 63 42 31 389.2 222 90 121 11 24 .950 -2 -7 4.87 3.35 .961 4.83 4.82
1963 PHI NL 27 3B 45 16 10 205.2 65 15 48 2 4 .969 4 22 2.76 1.40 .941 2.93 2.92
1963 PHI NL 27 1B 5 0 0 6.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -40 9.00 1.20 .988 9.75 9.78
1964 PHI NL 28 SS 79 69 47 613.0 342 141 191 10 44 .971 -5 -9 4.87 4.20 .963 5.03 5.00 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 1B 58 7 5 158.1 163 154 9 0 11 1.000 3 26 9.27 2.81 .990 10.02 9.95 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 2B 3 0 0 8.0 7 3 3 1 0 .857 -1 -90 6.75 2.00 .973 5.18 5.20 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 3B 3 0 0 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0.00 0.00 2.91 2.90 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 MVP-21,GG
1964 PHI NL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00 MVP-21,GG
1965 PHI NL 29 1B 60 0 0 97.1 99 86 12 1 9 .990 1 10 9.06 1.63 .990 10.01 10.03
1965 PHI NL 29 SS 60 42 24 377.1 209 86 114 9 23 .957 -3 -10 4.77 3.33 .964 4.92 4.93
1965 PHI NL 29 2B 6 6 6 53.0 24 15 8 1 2 .958 -0 -11 3.91 3.83 .974 5.28 5.28
1966 NYY AL 30 SS 14 8 5 67.2 43 17 25 1 8 .977 1 14 5.59 3.00 .960 4.79 4.78
1967 NYY AL 31 SS 123 115 107 1052.2 602 212 374 16 73 .973 -2 -2 5.01 4.76 .963 4.62 4.63
1967 NYY AL 31 3B 3 1 1 15.0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 -1 -88 3.00 1.67 .954 3.12 3.13
1967 NYY AL 31 1B 2 1 1 13.0 16 14 2 0 2 1.000 0 18 11.08 8.00 .991 9.55 9.55
1968 NYY AL 32 SS 23 10 8 117.2 52 16 34 2 8 .962 -3 -29 3.82 2.17 .962 4.79 4.77
1968 NYY AL 32 1B 22 0 0 41.2 41 38 3 0 3 1.000 -0 -12 8.86 1.86 .989 9.59 9.54
1969 CAL AL 33 1B 18 0 0 30.0 29 29 0 0 1 1.000 0 8 8.70 1.61 .992 9.63 9.62
1969 CAL AL 33 2B 9 4 1 36.0 21 9 11 1 0 .952 1 27 5.00 2.22 .976 5.20 5.21
1969 CAL AL 33 SS 5 0 0 13.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 -0 -9 4.15 1.20 .967 4.98 4.96
1969 CAL AL 33 3B 2 1 1 11.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -55 2.45 1.50 .953 3.19 3.15
11 Seasons SS 705 595 466 5286.2 3008 1146 1762 100 387 .967 -14 -3 4.95 4.12 .962 4.87 4.86
8 Seasons 1B 169 8 6 355.1 366 339 26 1 28 .997 5 15 9.24 2.16 .990 9.91 9.88
4 Seasons 3B 53 18 12 240.1 75 19 52 4 4 .947 3 13 2.66 1.34 .943 2.95 2.94
5 Seasons 2B 20 10 7 103.0 55 28 24 3 2 .945 0 2 4.54 2.60 .975 5.25 5.24
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
11 Seasons TOT 948 631 491 5986.1 3504 1532 1864 108 421 .969 -7 -1 5.11 3.58 .964 5.10 5.65
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 STL NL 22 SS -2 -14 -2 0 -3 0
1958 STL NL 22 2B 0 80 0 0 0 0
1960 PHI NL 24 SS -3 -5 -4 -1 -4 1
1961 PHI NL 25 SS 2 2 -1 4 -5 3
1961 PHI NL 25 1B 0 75 0 0 0 0
1961 PHI NL 25 2B 0 120 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 26 SS 4 8 4 3 1 0
1962 PHI NL 26 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1963 PHI NL 27 SS -2 -7 -2 2 -4 0
1963 PHI NL 27 3B 4 22 4 1 3 0
1963 PHI NL 27 1B -0 -40 -0 -0 -0
1964 PHI NL 28 SS -5 -9 -7 -4 -2 2
1964 PHI NL 28 1B 3 26 3 2 1 0
1964 PHI NL 28 2B -1 -90 -1 -0 -0 0
1964 PHI NL 28 3B 0 55 0 0 0 0
1964 PHI NL 28 LF -0 -120 -0 0 -0
1965 PHI NL 29 1B 1 10 1 -0 1 0
1965 PHI NL 29 SS -3 -10 -4 -2 -2 1
1965 PHI NL 29 2B -0 -11 -0 -0 -0 0
1966 NYY AL 30 SS 1 14 1 -1 2 0
1967 NYY AL 31 SS -2 -2 -1 3 -4 -1
1967 NYY AL 31 3B -1 -88 -1 0 -1 0
1967 NYY AL 31 1B 0 18 0 0 0 0
1968 NYY AL 32 SS -3 -29 -4 -2 -2 1
1968 NYY AL 32 1B -0 -12 -0 -0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 1B 0 8 0 -0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 2B 1 27 1 1 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 SS -0 -9 -0 0 -0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 3B -0 -55 -0 0 -0 0
11 Seasons SS -14 -3 -21 3 -24 7
8 Seasons 1B 5 15 5 2 3 0
4 Seasons 3B 3 13 3 1 1 0
5 Seasons 2B 0 2 0 0 -0 0
1 Season LF -0 -120 -0 0 -0
11 Seasons TOT -7 -1 -14 6 -20 7
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 STL NL 22 40 21 40 37 0 0 0 1 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
1960 PHI NL 24 92 90 92 92 0 0 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 PHI NL 25 135 127 135 135 0 0 3 1 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 26 79 71 79 78 0 0 1 0 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
1963 PHI NL 27 115 58 115 104 0 0 5 0 45 63 0 0 0 0 0 9 14
1964 PHI NL 28 129 76 129 124 0 0 58 3 3 79 1 0 0 1 0 10 11
1965 PHI NL 29 118 48 118 109 0 0 59 6 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 8 9
1966 NYY AL 30 14 8 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 31 130 117 130 127 0 0 2 0 3 123 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1968 NYY AL 32 47 10 47 45 0 0 22 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1969 CAL AL 33 41 5 41 31 0 0 18 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
11 Seasons 940 631 940 896 0 0 168 19 53 705 1 0 0 1 0 43 49
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 -- 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 STL NL 22 889 57% 80% 27% 83 84% 0 40 17 22 1 65 44 18 0 2 6 1 5 0 4 17 6 0 6 2 2 16 6 10 1 0 1
1960 PHI NL 24 3168 55% 84% 30% 332 88% 4 157 83 51 23 229 174 45 1 6 14 1 8 5 8 47 18 5 11 0 4 41 23 17 4 2 0
1961 PHI NL 25 4685 60% 82% 28% 482 92% 4 242 115 94 33 376 276 84 1 9 19 2 14 3 13 91 36 4 27 6 4 81 40 37 9 3 3
1962 PHI NL 26 2676 66% 79% 29% 313 89% 3 143 77 54 12 224 161 52 2 5 12 2 8 2 7 50 22 3 8 5 4 45 27 17 2 2 0
1963 PHI NL 27 1636 57% 77% 28% 174 91% 2 91 50 28 13 121 95 21 1 2 11 1 7 3 7 27 9 3 8 1 1 24 12 11 0 0 0
1964 PHI NL 28 2567 65% 78% 25% 266 89% 2 138 74 53 11 190 150 30 0 3 10 1 8 1 6 43 12 1 16 4 1 39 13 22 4 3 1
1965 PHI NL 29 1629 57% 79% 28% 177 85% 3 90 49 27 14 116 90 19 1 3 9 0 9 0 6 26 12 1 4 3 2 23 13 9 3 1 2
1966 NYY AL 30 287 56% 77% 31% 29 100% 0 17 9 7 1 25 14 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 4 0 1 2 1 8 4 4 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 31 4383 67% 81% 29% 487 91% 6 217 94 82 41 385 301 64 7 9 16 1 14 1 14 73 26 9 17 10 1 68 36 29 2 0 1
1968 NYY AL 32 502 69% 78% 26% 47 89% 0 17 12 2 3 35 21 12 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 8 5 0 0 0 2 8 6 2 0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 55 64% 91% 24% 9 89% 0 3 3 0 0 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
11 Seasons 22477 62% 80% 28% 2399 90% 24 1155 583 420 152 1772 1330 355 13 41 100 10 75 15 67 391 150 26 98 33 22 353 180 158 26 12 8
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 91%

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%
1961 PHI NL 25 28 39% 93% 32% 4 100% 0 11 2 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 26 3 67% 67% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 PHI NL 27 23 52% 83% 30% 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1964 PHI NL 28 680 64% 76% 27% 44 98% 1 154 18 135 1 18 9 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 29 432 57% 75% 28% 28 96% 0 89 6 81 2 10 13 10 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 9 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 0 4 100%
1967 NYY AL 31 49 73% 69% 31% 3 100% 0 14 0 14 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYY AL 32 176 58% 79% 32% 5 100% 0 44 1 43 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1969 CAL AL 33 122 62% 80% 23% 8 100% 0 25 2 22 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 1513 61% 77% 28% 92 98% 1 344 29 311 4 39 27 19 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 1 30 1 1 0 29 2 1 0 1 5 100%
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 94% 86%

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%
1963 PHI NL 27 842 59% 75% 31% 66 88% 0 16 10 3 3 47 39 8 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 2 1 3 1 0 1 0
1964 PHI NL 28 35 69% 77% 31% 4 100% 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 31 62 66% 79% 31% 7 71% 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 51 67% 86% 16% 2 100% 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 990 60% 76% 31% 79 87% 0 21 14 4 3 54 45 9 0 1 4 0 3 1 4 4 2 1 3 1 0 1 0
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 89% 63%

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 STL NL 22 12 83% 58% 17% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 PHI NL 25 9 44% 67% 22% 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 0 0 0
1964 PHI NL 28 33 61% 85% 30% 5 80% 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PHI NL 29 212 69% 71% 26% 19 89% 0 15 9 3 3 9 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 33 143 63% 84% 36% 16 94% 0 6 2 2 2 13 11 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 409 66% 76% 30% 42 90% 0 24 12 7 5 27 20 5 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 93%

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%
1964 PHI 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 7 43% 86% 0% 0
1 Season 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 7 43% 86% 0% 0
MLB Averages 58.3% 2.7% 63% 79% 27% 48%



* - 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))
1964 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Gold Gloves
1964 NL (SS)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  132 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  243 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  379 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  19 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  91 (4th)
1967 AL  73 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1964 NL  3 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1963 NL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1961 NL  5.17 (2nd)
1967 AL  5.01 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  4.71 (4th)
1967 AL  4.76 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1961 NL  .970 (2nd)
1967 AL  .973 (2nd)

                                         

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