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Richie Ashburn

Don Richard Ashburn (Whitey or Put Put)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 19, 1927 in Tilden, NE
High School: Tilden HS (Tilden, NE)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 21.032)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1948-1962

Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 35.195)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1995.
   View Richie Ashburn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 9, 1997 in New York, NY
Buried: Gladwyne Methodist Church Cemetery, Gladwyne, PA
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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
1948 PHI NL 21 OF 116 114 111 365 344 14 7 2 .981 3.09 .978 2.39 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1948 PHI NL 21 CF 102 101 98 334 317 10 7 2 .979 3.21 .984 2.75 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1948 PHI NL 21 LF 15 13 13 28 26 2 0 0 1.000 1.87 .970 2.30 AS,MVP-11,RoY-3
1949 PHI NL 22 CF 154 154 152 521 499 11 11 1 .979 3.31 .978 2.84 MVP-23
1949 PHI NL 22 OF 154 154 152 538 514 13 11 3 .980 3.42 .977 2.48 MVP-23
1950 PHI NL 23 CF 147 144 143 1291.0 416 403 8 5 2 .988 2.87 2.80 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 PHI NL 23 OF 147 144 143 1291.0 418 405 8 5 2 .988 2.88 2.81 .978 2.34 2.31
1951 PHI NL 24 CF 154 154 153 1380.1 554 533 14 7 6 .987 3.57 3.55 .983 2.88 2.87 AS,MVP-7
1951 PHI NL 24 OF 154 154 153 1380.1 560 538 15 7 6 .988 3.61 3.59 .981 2.42 2.41 AS,MVP-7
1952 PHI NL 25 CF 154 152 152 1372.2 442 414 19 9 5 .980 2.84 2.81 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 PHI NL 25 OF 154 152 152 1372.2 460 428 23 9 5 .980 2.96 2.93 .981 2.31 2.29
1953 PHI NL 26 CF 156 156 156 1369.0 509 484 19 6 5 .988 19 16 3.31 3.22 .980 2.84 2.78 AS,MVP-19
1953 PHI NL 26 OF 156 156 156 1369.0 519 496 18 5 4 .990 19 16 3.38 3.29 .980 2.37 2.32 AS,MVP-19
1954 PHI NL 27 OF 153 151 150 1342.1 503 483 12 8 2 .984 18 17 3.32 3.24 .975 2.36 2.34 MVP-19
1954 PHI NL 27 CF 151 151 150 1342.1 509 489 12 8 2 .984 18 17 3.36 3.32 .982 2.79 2.78 MVP-19
1955 PHI NL 28 CF 140 139 138 1216.2 411 394 10 7 3 .983 6 6 2.99 2.89 .982 2.61 2.59 MVP-14
1955 PHI NL 28 OF 140 139 138 1216.2 404 387 10 7 3 .983 6 6 2.94 2.84 .977 2.30 2.28 MVP-14
1956 PHI NL 29 CF 154 154 152 1368.1 521 501 11 9 4 .983 16 14 3.37 3.32 .982 2.76 2.73 MVP-30
1956 PHI NL 29 OF 154 154 152 1368.1 523 503 11 9 3 .983 16 14 3.38 3.34 .977 2.28 2.25 MVP-30
1957 PHI NL 30 OF 156 156 155 1400.0 527 502 18 7 7 .987 20 17 3.34 3.33 .980 2.29 2.31
1957 PHI NL 30 CF 154 154 153 1382.0 523 499 17 7 6 .987 20 17 3.36 3.35 .985 2.81 2.83
1957 PHI NL 30 RF 2 2 2 18.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 1 53 2.00 2.00 .972 2.00 2.00
1958 PHI NL 31 CF 152 152 150 1369.2 510 494 8 8 2 .984 4 4 3.30 3.30 .986 2.73 2.71 AS,MVP-7
1958 PHI NL 31 OF 152 152 150 1369.2 511 495 8 8 2 .984 4 4 3.31 3.31 .980 2.26 2.25 AS,MVP-7
1959 PHI NL 32 CF 149 144 141 1255.0 374 359 4 11 1 .971 -17 -16 2.60 2.44 .980 2.62 2.59
1959 PHI NL 32 OF 149 144 141 1255.0 374 359 4 11 1 .971 -17 -16 2.60 2.44 .977 2.21 2.19
1960 CHC NL 33 OF 146 145 120 1261.0 336 317 11 8 2 .976 2 2 2.34 2.25 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CHC NL 33 CF 97 90 78 805.1 221 209 7 5 1 .977 -6 -8 2.41 2.23 .981 2.60 2.60
1960 CHC NL 33 LF 58 55 42 455.2 118 112 3 3 0 .975 7 19 2.27 1.98 .974 1.99 1.99
1961 CHC NL 34 OF 76 69 48 603.1 138 131 4 3 0 .978 -12 -25 2.01 1.78 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 CHC NL 34 CF 62 56 38 488.1 108 105 2 1 0 .991 -13 -32 1.97 1.73 .981 2.63 2.60
1961 CHC NL 34 LF 15 13 10 115.0 29 25 2 2 0 .931 1 6 2.11 1.80 .973 1.88 1.86
1962 NYM NL 35 OF 97 91 73 798.2 201 187 9 5 1 .975 -7 -11 2.21 2.02 .974 2.07 2.05 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 CF 54 47 40 413.0 117 110 2 5 1 .957 -9 -26 2.44 2.07 .979 2.47 2.45 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 RF 45 38 28 338.2 79 74 5 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.10 1.76 .975 1.90 1.88 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 LF 8 6 5 47.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.11 1.38 .968 1.82 1.80 AS
1962 NYM NL 35 2B 2 1 0 8.0 10 5 4 1 1 .900 -0 -45 10.12 4.50 .974 5.29 5.25 AS
15 Seasons OF 2104 2075 1994 16028.0 6377 6089 178 110 43 .983 49 4 3.02 2.98 .978 2.29 2.29
15 Seasons CF 1980 1948 1894 15053.2 6070 5810 154 106 41 .983 39 3 3.07 3.01 .982 2.74 2.73
4 Seasons LF 96 87 70 617.2 186 172 9 5 0 .973 8 16 2.23 1.89 .973 1.96 2.00
2 Seasons RF 47 40 30 356.2 83 77 6 0 2 1.000 2 6 2.09 1.77 .975 1.91 1.89
1 Season 2B 2 1 0 8.0 10 5 4 1 1 .900 -0 -45 10.12 4.50 .974 5.29 5.25
15 Seasons TOT 2106 2076 1994 16036.0 6387 6094 182 111 44 .983 48 4 3.03 2.98 .978 2.29 2.29
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
1948 PHI NL 21 CF
1948 PHI NL 21 LF
1949 PHI NL 22 CF
1950 PHI NL 23 CF
1951 PHI NL 24 CF
1952 PHI NL 25 CF
1953 PHI NL 26 CF 19 16 14 5 8 5
1954 PHI NL 27 CF 18 17 20 12 7 -1
1955 PHI NL 28 CF 6 6 7 11 -4 -1
1956 PHI NL 29 CF 16 14 16 6 10 0
1957 PHI NL 30 CF 20 17 18 7 11 2
1957 PHI NL 30 RF 1 53 -0 -0 0 1
1958 PHI NL 31 CF 4 4 5 3 2 -1
1959 PHI NL 32 CF -17 -16 -9 -8 -1 -8
1960 CHC NL 33 CF -6 -8 -2 -2 0 -4
1960 CHC NL 33 LF 7 19 6 4 2 1
1961 CHC NL 34 CF -13 -32 -9 -4 -5 -4
1961 CHC NL 34 LF 1 6 -0 1 -2 1
1962 NYM NL 35 CF -9 -26 -5 -4 -0 -4
1962 NYM NL 35 RF 1 4 0 -1 1 1
1962 NYM NL 35 LF 0 10 -1 0 -1 1
1962 NYM NL 35 2B -0 -45 -0 -0 -0 0
15 Seasons CF 39 3 55 26 29 -16
4 Seasons LF 8 16 5 5 0 3
2 Seasons RF 2 6 -0 -1 1 2
1 Season 2B -0 -45 -0 -0 -0 0
15 Seasons TOT 48 4 59 30 29 0 -11
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
1948 PHI NL 21 117 114 117 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 102 0 116 0 1 0
1949 PHI NL 22 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 23 151 144 151 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 147 0 4 0
1951 PHI NL 24 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 0 0
1952 PHI NL 25 154 152 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 2 0
1953 PHI NL 26 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 156 0 0 0
1954 PHI NL 27 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 0 0 0
1955 PHI NL 28 140 139 140 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 140 0 1 0
1956 PHI NL 29 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 0 0
1957 PHI NL 30 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 2 156 0 0 0
1958 PHI NL 31 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 152 0 0 0
1959 PHI NL 32 153 144 153 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 149 0 5 0
1960 CHC NL 33 151 145 151 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 97 0 146 0 6 0
1961 CHC NL 34 109 69 109 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 62 0 77 0 40 0
1962 NYM NL 35 135 92 135 99 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 54 45 97 0 37 4
15 Seasons 2189 2078 2189 2107 0 0 0 2 0 0 96 1982 47 2105 0 96 4
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 -- CF*

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%
1948 PHI NL 21 5 0 5 0 3 7 0 2 2 2 37 23 2 19 4 1 7 3 0 13 1 1 19 16 1 95 47 49.5% 44 5 5.3% 2 2554 64% 85% 33% 352 61%
1949 PHI NL 22 8 0 7 1 0 9 0 1 5 2 59 33 2 30 2 1 8 2 2 23 3 0 34 30 0 154 70 45.5% 79 5 3.2% 4 4552 65% 86% 36% 632 63%
1950 PHI NL 23 5 0 5 0 0 7 0 3 1 2 43 23 0 27 0 1 7 3 0 24 3 1 34 24 1 135 53 39.3% 79 3 2.2% 4 5159 67% 83% 32% 599 64%
1951 PHI NL 24 6 0 6 0 1 13 0 2 4 5 74 49 3 40 2 3 3 2 1 24 5 1 44 32 3 185 90 48.6% 84 11 5.9% 2 4998 67% 84% 34% 712 65%
1952 PHI NL 25 8 0 7 1 2 13 0 1 5 5 51 30 3 33 3 0 16 5 2 16 1 1 31 24 1 147 63 42.9% 77 7 4.8% 6 4837 60% 85% 33% 629 60%
1953 PHI NL 26 4 0 3 1 0 18 2 3 6 6 50 32 3 41 2 4 5 3 1 20 3 1 30 22 2 146 62 42.5% 74 11 7.5% 7 5029 59% 83% 33% 632 69%
1954 PHI NL 27 8 0 8 0 1 12 0 2 4 4 60 33 2 39 7 2 10 2 1 21 2 0 39 32 0 169 76 45.0% 88 5 3.0% 7 5258 65% 84% 35% 707 66%
1955 PHI NL 28 7 0 7 0 3 10 0 2 4 3 54 30 5 37 4 0 10 6 1 16 2 0 31 20 2 148 62 41.9% 78 8 5.4% 2 4993 61% 82% 34% 610 64%
1956 PHI NL 29 9 1 8 0 0 11 0 3 4 3 81 43 4 49 5 0 7 2 0 26 5 2 52 41 1 215 96 44.7% 113 7 3.3% 4 5817 66% 81% 33% 788 65%
1957 PHI NL 30 7 0 7 0 2 17 0 2 9 3 84 50 3 54 8 1 10 3 1 27 5 1 37 24 2 212 90 42.5% 114 8 3.8% 9 5824 64% 81% 33% 877 58%
1958 PHI NL 31 8 0 8 0 2 8 0 4 2 1 88 53 1 39 5 0 16 5 1 32 7 0 50 38 0 225 108 48.0% 115 2 0.9% 6 5918 62% 82% 33% 846 59%
1959 PHI NL 32 11 0 9 2 3 4 0 0 1 1 82 30 0 45 2 0 15 7 0 15 2 0 39 30 0 196 71 36.2% 125 0 0.0% 4 5399 56% 81% 30% 720 50%
1960 CHC NL 33 5 0 3 2 1 8 0 3 3 0 39 19 2 26 1 0 16 3 0 10 0 0 21 15 0 112 38 33.9% 72 2 1.8% 6 3532 60% 79% 28% 393 54%
1961 CHC NL 34 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 38 13 0 22 2 0 6 3 0 9 0 0 11 7 0 86 25 29.1% 61 0 0.0% 2 2115 68% 82% 28% 244 44%
1962 NYM NL 35 5 0 5 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 31 12 0 13 0 0 5 0 0 7 2 0 8 2 1 64 16 25.0% 47 1 1.6% 1 1869 64% 83% 30% 224 49%
15 Seasons 97 1 88 8 19 141 2 30 51 38 871 473 30 514 47 13 141 49 10 283 41 8 480 357 14 2289 967 42.2% 1250 75 3.3% 66 67854 63% 83% 33% 8965 61%
MLB Averages 44.2% 2.5% 63% 81% 30% 58%

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%
1948 PHI NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 6 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 16 10 62.5% 6 0 0.0% 2 403 53% 80% 34% 45 53%
1960 CHC NL 33 3 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 3 20 20 0 7 2 1 8 1 2 4 1 0 8 8 0 47 32 68.1% 12 3 6.4% 0 1915 59% 83% 28% 211 55%
1961 CHC NL 34 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 6 4 0 6 2 1 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 18 10 55.6% 7 1 5.6% 1 504 62% 84% 29% 64 42%
1962 NYM NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 9 6 66.7% 3 0 0.0% 2 224 67% 82% 22% 27 41%
4 Seasons 5 0 3 2 2 9 0 3 2 4 35 32 0 19 6 2 14 4 2 9 3 0 13 13 0 90 58 64.4% 28 4 4.4% 5 3046 59% 82% 29% 347 51%
MLB Averages 58.0% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 49%

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%
1957 PHI NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 66.7% 1 1 33.3% 0 74 78% 77% 43% 8 38%
1962 NYM NL 35 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 3 15 6 0 7 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 1 7 6 0 35 14 40.0% 19 2 5.7% 3 1499 60% 85% 31% 150 52%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 3 16 6 0 7 1 1 3 2 0 5 1 1 7 6 1 38 16 42.1% 20 3 7.9% 3 1573 61% 84% 31% 158 51%
MLB Averages 42.3% 3.2% 63% 81% 30% 54%

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
1962 NYM NL 35 38 79% 89% 37% 5 80% 0 5 1 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1 Season 38 79% 89% 37% 5 80% 0 5 1 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1968 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1969 BBWAA ( 2.9%)
1970 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1971 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1973 BBWAA ( 6.6%)
1974 BBWAA (15.3%)
1975 BBWAA (21.0%)
1976 BBWAA (21.9%)
1977 BBWAA (36.3%)
1978 BBWAA (41.7%)
1979 BBWAA (30.1%)
1980 BBWAA (34.8%)
1981 BBWAA (35.4%)
1982 BBWAA (30.4%)
1995 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1995
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 NL (11, 14%)
1949 NL (23, 2%)
1951 NL (7, 21%)
1953 NL (19, 1%)
1954 NL (19, 1%)
1955 NL (14, 5%)
1956 NL (30, 0%)
1958 NL (7, 18%)
0.62 Career Shares (383rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1957 NL  20 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  102 (3rd)
1949 NL  154 (2nd)
1950 NL  147 (3rd)
1951 NL  154 (1st)
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  156 (1st)
1954 NL  151 (2nd)
1955 NL  140 (5th)
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  154 (1st)
1958 NL  152 (1st)
1959 NL  149 (2nd)
Career  1,980 (8th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  317 (2nd)
1949 NL  499 (1st)
1950 NL  403 (1st)
1951 NL  533 (1st)
1952 NL  414 (1st)
1953 NL  484 (1st)
1954 NL  489 (1st)
1955 NL  394 (2nd)
1956 NL  501 (1st)
1957 NL  499 (1st)
1958 NL  494 (1st)
1959 NL  359 (3rd)
Career  5,810 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  10 (1st)
1949 NL  11 (1st)
1950 NL  8 (4th)
1951 NL  14 (2nd)
1952 NL  19 (1st)
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  12 (3rd)
1955 NL  10 (3rd)
1956 NL  11 (4th)
1957 NL  17 (1st)
1958 NL  8 (5th)
Career  154 (8th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  7 (3rd)
1949 NL  11 (1st)
1950 NL  5 (5th)
1951 NL  7 (2nd)
1952 NL  9 (2nd)
1953 NL  6 (4th)
1954 NL  8 (1st)
1955 NL  7 (4th)
1956 NL  9 (2nd)
1957 NL  7 (2nd)
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
1959 NL  11 (1st)
1960 NL  5 (4th)
1962 NL  5 (5th)
Career  106 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  2 (2nd)
1950 NL  2 (3rd)
1951 NL  6 (1st)
1952 NL  5 (1st)
1953 NL  5 (1st)
1954 NL  2 (3rd)
1955 NL  3 (3rd)
1956 NL  4 (2nd)
1957 NL  6 (1st)
1958 NL  2 (3rd)
1960 NL  1 (3rd)
Career  41 (6th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  154 (3rd)
1951 NL  154 (2nd)
1952 NL  154 (1st)
1953 NL  156 (3rd)
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1956 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  156 (1st)
1958 NL  152 (2nd)
1959 NL  149 (3rd)
1960 NL  146 (5th)
Career  2,104 (40th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  344 (4th)
1949 NL  514 (1st)
1950 NL  405 (1st)
1951 NL  538 (1st)
1952 NL  428 (1st)
1953 NL  496 (1st)
1954 NL  483 (1st)
1955 NL  387 (3rd)
1956 NL  503 (1st)
1957 NL  502 (1st)
1958 NL  495 (1st)
1959 NL  359 (3rd)
1960 NL  317 (5th)
Career  6,089 (6th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  14 (3rd)
1949 NL  13 (3rd)
1951 NL  15 (5th)
1952 NL  23 (1st)
1953 NL  18 (1st)
1957 NL  18 (1st)
Career  178 (71st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  11 (2nd)
1952 NL  9 (2nd)
1955 NL  7 (5th)
1958 NL  8 (3rd)
1959 NL  11 (2nd)
1960 NL  8 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  3 (5th)
1951 NL  6 (1st)
1952 NL  5 (1st)
1953 NL  4 (3rd)
1955 NL  3 (5th)
1956 NL  3 (4th)
1957 NL  7 (1st)
Career  43 (53rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  7 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1955 NL  6 (4th)
1956 NL  16 (1st)
1957 NL  20 (1st)
1958 NL  4 (5th)
Career  39 (37th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.87 (3rd)
1951 NL  3.57 (1st)
1952 NL  2.84 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.31 (1st)
1954 NL  3.36 (1st)
1955 NL  2.99 (1st)
1956 NL  3.37 (1st)
1957 NL  3.36 (1st)
1958 NL  3.30 (1st)
1959 NL  2.60 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  3.21 (1st)
1949 NL  3.31 (1st)
1950 NL  2.80 (2nd)
1951 NL  3.55 (1st)
1952 NL  2.81 (1st)
1953 NL  3.22 (1st)
1954 NL  3.32 (1st)
1955 NL  2.89 (1st)
1956 NL  3.32 (1st)
1957 NL  3.35 (1st)
1958 NL  3.30 (1st)
1959 NL  2.44 (3rd)
Career  3.01 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  .979 (4th)
1950 NL  .988 (1st)
1951 NL  .987 (2nd)
1952 NL  .980 (3rd)
1953 NL  .988 (1st)
1954 NL  .984 (3rd)
1955 NL  .983 (3rd)
1956 NL  .983 (4th)
1957 NL  .987 (4th)
1958 NL  .984 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  19 (1st)
1954 NL  19 (2nd)
1956 NL  16 (1st)
1957 NL  20 (2nd)
Career  49 (72nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1950 NL  2.88 (2nd)
1951 NL  3.61 (1st)
1952 NL  2.96 (2nd)
1953 NL  3.38 (1st)
1954 NL  3.32 (1st)
1955 NL  2.94 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.38 (1st)
1957 NL  3.34 (1st)
1958 NL  3.31 (1st)
1959 NL  2.60 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  3.09 (1st)
1949 NL  3.42 (1st)
1950 NL  2.81 (1st)
1951 NL  3.59 (1st)
1952 NL  2.93 (1st)
1953 NL  3.29 (1st)
1954 NL  3.24 (1st)
1955 NL  2.84 (2nd)
1956 NL  3.34 (1st)
1957 NL  3.33 (1st)
1958 NL  3.31 (1st)
1959 NL  2.44 (4th)
Career  2.98 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  .988 (3rd)
1951 NL  .988 (5th)
1953 NL  .990 (2nd)

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Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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