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Casper Asbjornson

Robert Anthony Asbjornson
Name Changed To Asby

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: June 19, 1909 in Concord, MA
High School: Concord HS (Concord, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1928 (Age 19.090, 5,906th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/RedSox 1928-1932

Last Game: August 31, 1932 (Age 23.073)
Died: January 21, 1970 in Williamsport, PA
Buried: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA
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Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1928 19 BOS AL 6 17 16 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .188 .235 .250 .485 30 4 0 0 /2
1929 20 BOS AL 17 30 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .103 .133 .103 .237 -38 3 0 0 2
1931 22 CIN NL 45 126 118 13 36 7 1 0 22 0 7 23 .305 .349 .381 .731 102 45 1 0 2
1932 23 CIN NL 29 61 58 5 10 2 0 1 4 0 0 15 .172 .186 .259 .445 20 15 1 2 2
4 Yrs 97 234 221 19 52 10 1 1 27 0 0 9 45 .235 .272 .303 .575 57 67 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 391 369 32 87 17 2 2 45 0 15 75 .235 .272 .303 .575 57 112 3 3
BOS (2 yrs) 23 47 45 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .133 .170 .156 .326 -14 7 0 0
CIN (2 yrs) 74 187 176 18 46 9 1 1 26 0 7 38 .261 .297 .341 .638 76 60 2 2
NL (2 yrs) 74 187 176 18 46 9 1 1 26 0 7 38 .261 .297 .341 .638 76 60 2 2
AL (2 yrs) 23 47 45 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .133 .170 .156 .326 -14 7 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1928 19 BOS AL 6 17 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,100 /2
1929 20 BOS AL 17 30 -6 0 0 -1 0 -7 -0.6 1 -6 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $2,400 2
1931 22 CIN NL 45 126 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.6 0.1 5 2
1932 23 CIN NL 29 61 -7 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .478 .496 -0.5 0.1 -4 2
4 Seasons 97 234 -14 0 0 -1 2 -13 -1.3 8 -5 -0.5 .487 .498 -0.4 0.1 -4 $4,500
BOS (2 yrs) 23 47 -8 0 0 -1 0 -8 -0.8 2 -6 -0.6 .466 .497 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $4,500
CIN (2 yrs) 74 187 -6 0 0 0 2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .493 .499 0.1 0.1 1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1928 BOS AL 19 C 6 5 4 12 8 3 1 0 .917 1.83 .976 4.72 0 2 2 50% 41%
1929 BOS AL 20 C 15 7 4 29 21 5 3 1 .897 1.73 .976 4.69 1 6 2 25% 44%
1931 CIN NL 22 C 31 30 24 108 82 24 2 2 .981 3.42 .980 4.64 3 22 13 37% 46%
1932 CIN NL 23 C 16 12 8 51 45 4 2 2 .961 3.06 .979 4.66 1 7 2 22% 44%
4 Seasons C 68 54 40 200 156 36 8 5 .960 2.82 .979 4.66 5 37 19 34% 45%
4 Seasons TOT 68 54 40 200 156 36 8 5 .960 2.82 .979 4.66 5 37 19 34% 45%
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Youngest s c a p y
1928 AL  born 1909-06-19 (2nd)
1929 AL  born 1909-06-19 (3rd)
1931 NL  born 1909-06-19 (8th)

                                         

Transactions

  • September 30, 1930: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds from Nashville (Southern Association) in the 1930 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1928 19 Boston Red Sox $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 20 Boston Red Sox $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Robert Anthony Casper Asbjornson

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