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Gene Baker

Eugene Walter Baker

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: June 15, 1925 in Davenport, IA
High School: Davenport HS (Davenport, IA)
School: St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1953 (Age 28)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates 1953-1961

Final Game: June 10, 1961 (Age 35)
Died: December 1, 1999 in Davenport, IA
Buried: Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL
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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
1953 CHC NL 28 2B 6 6 6 52.2 24 11 11 2 3 .917 -2 -43 3.76 3.67 .972 5.45 5.33
1954 CHC NL 29 2B 134 134 133 1187.2 765 355 385 25 102 .967 1 1 5.61 5.52 .976 5.57 5.54
1955 CHC NL 30 2B 154 154 154 1378.1 906 432 444 30 114 .967 10 8 5.72 5.69 .974 5.48 5.43 AS,MVP-21
1956 CHC NL 31 2B 140 139 137 1232.0 813 362 426 25 99 .969 8 8 5.76 5.63 .980 5.34 5.28
1957 TOT NL 32 3B 72 69 65 619.1 207 72 123 12 13 .942 -6 -11 2.83 2.71 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 CHC NL 32 3B 12 12 12 106.1 30 11 15 4 1 .867 -2 -24 2.20 2.17 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 PIT NL 32 3B 60 57 53 513.0 177 61 108 8 12 .955 -3 -8 2.96 2.82 .952 2.96 2.98
1957 PIT NL 32 SS 28 24 19 227.0 133 38 85 10 17 .925 -1 -7 4.88 4.39 .958 4.82 4.85
1957 PIT NL 32 2B 13 10 8 93.2 58 30 26 2 6 .966 1 12 5.38 4.31 .977 5.37 5.41
1958 PIT NL 33 3B 11 9 8 81.1 28 11 17 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 3.10 2.55 .952 3.18 3.16
1958 PIT NL 33 2B 3 2 2 23.0 19 8 11 0 2 1.000 2 89 7.43 6.33 .975 5.32 5.30
1960 PIT NL 35 3B 7 3 0 50.0 15 6 9 0 2 1.000 -2 -36 2.70 2.14 .952 2.97 2.96
1960 PIT NL 35 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 5.40 5.20
1961 PIT NL 36 3B 3 2 2 19.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1 38 2.84 2.00 .948 2.94 2.90
7 Seasons 2B 451 445 440 3968.1 2586 1199 1303 84 326 .968 20 6 5.67 5.55 .977 5.46 5.41
4 Seasons 3B 93 83 75 769.2 256 89 155 12 15 .953 -7 -11 2.85 2.62 .952 2.98 3.00
1 Season SS 28 24 19 227.0 133 38 85 10 17 .925 -1 -7 4.88 4.39 .958 4.82 4.85
8 Seasons TOT 572 552 534 4965.0 2975 1326 1543 106 358 .964 11 3 5.20 5.02 .974 5.05 4.99
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
1953 CHC NL 28 2B -2 -43 -2 -1 -1 0
1954 CHC NL 29 2B 1 1 2 4 -2 -1
1955 CHC NL 30 2B 10 8 10 3 6 0
1956 CHC NL 31 2B 8 8 8 5 3 0
1957 CHC NL 32 3B -2 -24 -2 -1 -2 0
1957 PIT NL 32 3B -3 -8 -4 -5 0 1
1957 PIT NL 32 SS -1 -7 -1 -1 -0 0
1957 PIT NL 32 2B 1 12 1 0 1 0
1958 PIT NL 33 3B -0 -6 -0 -0 -0 0
1958 PIT NL 33 2B 2 89 2 0 2 0
1960 PIT NL 35 3B -2 -36 -2 -1 -1 0
1960 PIT NL 35 2B 0 0 0 0 0
1961 PIT NL 36 3B 1 38 1 1 -0 0
7 Seasons 2B 20 6 21 11 9 -1
4 Seasons 3B -7 -11 -8 -6 -2 1
1 Season SS -1 -7 -1 -1 -0 0
8 Seasons TOT 11 3 11 4 7 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1953 CHC NL 28 7 6 7 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1954 CHC NL 29 135 134 135 134 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 CHC NL 30 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 31 140 139 140 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 PIT NL 32 111 91 111 95 0 0 0 13 60 28 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1957 CHC NL 32 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 PIT NL 33 29 11 29 14 0 0 0 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1960 PIT NL 35 33 3 33 8 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6
1961 PIT NL 36 9 2 9 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
8 Seasons 630 552 630 566 0 0 0 451 93 28 0 0 0 0 0 58 9
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
1953 CHC NL 28 188 58% 89% 22% 11 91% 0 9 2 5 2 10 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0
1954 CHC NL 29 4218 64% 81% 27% 375 94% 0 282 98 124 60 310 256 41 3 6 22 0 18 4 18 84 29 11 22 2 72 25 45 11 7 3
1955 CHC NL 30 4674 64% 79% 26% 445 94% 2 321 135 138 48 344 280 51 2 4 22 1 15 6 14 93 35 15 28 3 85 32 51 7 4 2
1956 CHC NL 31 4506 62% 79% 24% 427 93% 1 290 106 113 73 353 288 54 0 3 18 3 14 1 12 89 35 7 26 4 82 32 47 4 2 0
1957 PIT NL 32 376 70% 81% 26% 31 97% 0 24 8 11 5 24 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0
1958 PIT NL 33 93 55% 87% 30% 13 100% 0 7 2 3 2 12 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1960 PIT NL 35 5 60% 60% 0% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 14060 63% 80% 26% 1302 94% 3 934 351 394 191 1053 867 149 5 14 63 4 48 11 45 275 102 35 78 10 248 92 149 22 13 5
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 93%

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%
1957 PIT NL 32 1724 55% 83% 28% 110 85% 0 37 25 4 8 70 58 8 2 3 6 0 6 0 6 8 5 2 7 0 0 0 3 67%
1957 CHC NL 32 469 63% 78% 27% 32 81% 0 10 9 0 1 17 16 0 1 1 4 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1958 PIT NL 33 341 56% 87% 29% 30 90% 0 11 11 0 0 16 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1960 PIT NL 35 205 65% 80% 27% 15 87% 0 6 4 1 1 10 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0%
1961 PIT NL 36 75 64% 83% 33% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2814 57% 83% 28% 192 85% 0 64 49 5 10 118 98 14 3 5 10 0 10 0 9 10 6 3 9 0 0 0 9 78%
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 89% 61%

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
1957 PIT NL 32 915 64% 84% 29% 97 86% 0 36 15 17 4 81 65 13 0 4 10 0 7 3 8 17 4 0 6 1 1 13 4 8 4 0 1
1 Season 915 64% 84% 29% 97 86% 0 36 15 17 4 81 65 13 0 4 10 0 7 3 8 17 4 0 6 1 1 13 4 8 4 0 1
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 90%



* - 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))
1955 NL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Assistss c a p y
1955 NL  444 (5th)
1956 NL  426 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1955 NL  30 (2nd)
1956 NL  25 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  154 (1st)
1956 NL  140 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  355 (5th)
1955 NL  432 (1st)
1956 NL  362 (2nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  444 (1st)
1956 NL  426 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  25 (1st)
1955 NL  30 (1st)
1956 NL  25 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  102 (4th)
1955 NL  114 (2nd)
1956 NL  99 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  10 (2nd)
1956 NL  9 (3rd)
1957 NL  1 (4th)
1958 NL  2 (5th)
Career  20 (73rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1954 NL  5.61 (4th)
1955 NL  5.72 (4th)
1956 NL  5.76 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1954 NL  5.52 (4th)
1955 NL  5.69 (3rd)
1956 NL  5.63 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1955 NL  .967 (4th)
1956 NL  .969 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1961 NL  born 1925-06-15 (9th)

                           

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