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Charlie Bennett

Charles Wesley Bennett

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 21, 1854 in New Castle, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1878 (Age 23.161)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Wolverines/Beaneaters/RubyLegs/Grays 1878-1893

Final Game: September 30, 1893 (Age 38.313)
Died: February 24, 1927 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1878 MLG NL 23 C 35 249 176 31 42 4 .831 5.91 .891 7.09 25 0 0
1878 MLG NL 23 OF 20 32 21 2 9 0 .719 1.15 .834 1.77 0-16-4
1880 WOR NL 25 C 46 356 280 45 31 3 .913 7.07 .894 6.88 30 0 0
1880 WOR NL 25 OF 6 14 11 2 1 1 .929 2.17 .855 1.85 0-3-3
1881 DTN NL 26 C 70 523 418 85 20 6 .962 7.19 .912 6.21 38 0 0
1881 DTN NL 26 3B 5 31 9 17 5 2 .839 5.20 .860 3.56
1881 DTN NL 26 OF 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .872 2.07 1-2-0
1882 DTN NL 27 C 65 546 446 70 30 8 .945 7.94 .909 6.75 41 0 0
1882 DTN NL 27 3B 11 54 24 23 7 2 .870 4.27 .843 3.53
1882 DTN NL 27 2B 7 38 18 18 2 2 .947 5.14 .896 6.11
1882 DTN NL 27 1B 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 .958 10.40
1882 DTN NL 27 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.50
1883 DTN NL 28 C 72 446 333 88 25 11 .944 5.85 .884 6.36 45 0 0
1883 DTN NL 28 2B 15 84 37 36 11 6 .869 4.87 .890 6.15
1883 DTN NL 28 OF 12 14 12 0 2 0 .857 1.00 .849 1.96 1-4-7
1884 DTN NL 29 C 80 601 454 97 50 9 .917 6.89 .895 7.37 49 0 0
1884 DTN NL 29 OF 5 5 3 1 1 0 .800 0.80 .868 1.80 1-0-4
1884 DTN NL 29 SS 4 21 4 10 7 0 .667 3.50 .864 4.30
1884 DTN NL 29 1B 1 7 4 1 2 0 .714 5.00 .961 10.50
1884 DTN NL 29 2B 1 8 2 5 1 1 .875 7.00 .890 5.80
1884 DTN NL 29 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .850 3.20
1885 DTN NL 30 C 62 472 347 87 38 10 .919 7.00 .893 6.63 18 0 0
1885 DTN NL 30 OF 19 14 10 2 2 0 .857 0.63 .881 1.85 18-0-1
1885 DTN NL 30 3B 10 48 22 17 9 3 .813 3.90 .866 3.26
1886 DTN NL 31 C 69 533 425 84 24 13 .955 7.38 .918 7.16 25 0 0
1886 DTN NL 31 OF 4 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25 .890 1.75 3-0-1
1886 DTN NL 31 SS 1 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 4.00 .880 4.40
1887 DTN NL 32 C 45 267 197 57 13 9 .951 5.64 .906 6.12 9 0 0
1887 DTN NL 32 1B 1 5 4 1 0 2 1.000 5.00 .974 10.50
1887 DTN NL 32 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1888 DTN NL 33 C 73 536 424 94 18 10 .966 7.10 .912 6.83 14 0 0
1888 DTN NL 33 1B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .978 10.50
1889 BSN NL 34 C 82 516 419 74 23 9 .955 6.01 .910 6.00 22 0 0
1890 BSN NL 35 C 85 561 448 90 23 8 .959 6.33 .926 6.10 9 137 88 39% 37%
1891 BSN NL 36 C 75 477 383 75 19 10 .960 6.11 .926 5.79 12 102 67 40% 37%
1892 BSN NL 37 C 35 211 169 31 11 3 .948 5.71 .936 5.87 5 43 24 36% 37%
1893 BSN NL 38 C 60 256 204 40 12 1 .953 4.07 .936 4.78 10 76 34 31% 37%
15 Seasons C 954 6550 5123 1048 379 114 .942 6.47 .909 6.40 352 358 213 37% 37%
8 Seasons OF 70 89 67 7 15 1 .831 1.06 .854 1.85 25-25-20
4 Seasons 3B 27 135 56 57 22 7 .837 4.19 .855 3.42
3 Seasons 2B 23 130 57 59 14 9 .892 5.04 .892 6.12
3 Seasons SS 6 25 6 12 7 1 .720 3.00 .866 4.35
4 Seasons 1B 4 21 17 2 2 2 .905 4.75 .967 10.48
15 Seasons TOT 1084 6950 5326 1185 439 134 .937 6.01 .907 6.03 25-25-20 352 358 213 37% 37%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1878 MLG NL 23 49 49 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 20 0
1880 WOR NL 25 51 51 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 0
1881 DTN NL 26 76 76 0 70 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 3 0
1882 DTN NL 27 84 84 0 65 1 7 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
1883 DTN NL 28 92 92 0 72 0 15 0 0 1 4 7 12 0
1884 DTN NL 29 90 90 0 80 1 1 1 4 1 0 4 5 0
1885 DTN NL 30 91 91 0 62 0 0 10 0 18 0 1 19 0
1886 DTN NL 31 72 72 0 69 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 4 0
1887 DTN NL 32 46 46 0 45 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1888 DTN NL 33 74 74 0 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1889 BSN NL 34 82 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1890 BSN NL 35 85 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 BSN NL 36 75 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1892 BSN NL 37 35 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1893 BSN NL 38 60 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 1062 1062 0 954 4 23 27 6 25 25 20 70 0
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 3.8%)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1878 NL  51 (5th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1881 NL  70 (3rd)
1882 NL  65 (3rd)
1883 NL  72 (3rd)
1884 NL  80 (2nd)
1885 NL  62 (5th)
1886 NL  69 (3rd)
1888 NL  73 (5th)
1889 NL  82 (2nd)
1890 NL  85 (4th)
1891 NL  75 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1880 NL  280 (5th)
1881 NL  418 (1st)
1882 NL  446 (1st)
1883 NL  333 (4th)
1884 NL  454 (3rd)
1885 NL  347 (2nd)
1886 NL  425 (1st)
1888 NL  424 (3rd)
1889 NL  419 (2nd)
1890 NL  448 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1881 NL  85 (5th)
1883 NL  88 (5th)
1884 NL  97 (5th)
1885 NL  87 (4th)
1890 NL  90 (5th)
Career  1,048 (38th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1878 NL  42 (3rd)
1884 NL  50 (5th)
Career  379 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1878 NL  4 (3rd)
1882 NL  8 (2nd)
1883 NL  11 (1st)
1884 NL  9 (3rd)
1885 NL  10 (2nd)
1886 NL  13 (1st)
1887 NL  9 (3rd)
1888 NL  10 (3rd)
1889 NL  9 (3rd)
1890 NL  8 (4th)
1891 NL  10 (1st)
Career  114 (32nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1884 NL  49 (5th)
Career  352 (16th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1890 NL  88 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1880 NL  7.07 (5th)
1881 NL  7.19 (1st)
1882 NL  7.94 (1st)
1884 NL  6.89 (5th)
1885 NL  7.00 (1st)
1886 NL  7.38 (2nd)
1888 NL  7.10 (3rd)
1889 NL  6.01 (4th)
1890 NL  6.33 (4th)
1891 NL  6.11 (2nd)
Career  6.47 (61st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1880 NL  .913 (2nd)
1881 NL  .962 (1st)
1882 NL  .945 (3rd)
1883 NL  .944 (1st)
1884 NL  .917 (5th)
1885 NL  .919 (2nd)
1886 NL  .955 (1st)
1888 NL  .966 (1st)
1889 NL  .955 (1st)
1890 NL  .959 (1st)
1891 NL  .960 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1888 NL  born 1854-11-21 (8th)
1889 NL  born 1854-11-21 (6th)
1890 NL  born 1854-11-21 (3rd)
1891 NL  born 1854-11-21 (5th)
1892 NL  born 1854-11-21 (4th)
1893 NL  born 1854-11-21 (3rd)

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