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Larry Benton

Lawrence James Benton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: November 20, 1897 in St. Louis, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1923 (Age 25.150, 5,235th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Giants 1923-1935

Last Game: August 16, 1935 (Age 37.269)
Died: April 3, 1953 in Amberley, OH
Buried: St. Joseph Old Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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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 Awards
1923 BSN NL 25 P 35 9 2 128.0 42 5 33 4 2 .905 2.67 1.09 .958 2.41 2.40
1924 BSN NL 26 P 30 13 4 128.0 34 3 30 1 2 .971 2.32 1.10 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 BSN NL 27 P 31 21 16 183.1 48 6 39 3 2 .938 2.21 1.45 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 BSN NL 28 P 43 27 12 231.2 46 3 43 0 1 1.000 1.79 1.07 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 TOT NL 29 P 40 33 11 233.1 59 13 43 3 3 .949 2.16 1.40 .958 2.33 2.31
1927 BSN NL 29 P 11 10 3 60.1 14 3 10 1 0 .929 1.94 1.18 .958 2.33 2.31
1927 NYG NL 29 P 29 23 8 173.0 45 10 33 2 3 .956 2.24 1.48 .958 2.33 2.31
1928 NYG NL 30 P 42 36 28 310.1 85 15 69 1 5 .988 2.44 2.00 .966 2.42 2.41 MVP-4
1929 NYG NL 31 P 39 31 14 237.0 72 11 58 3 7 .958 2.62 1.77 .964 2.39 2.35
1930 TOT NL 32 P 43 26 10 207.2 38 14 23 1 2 .974 1.60 0.86 .964 2.21 2.18
1930 NYG NL 32 P 8 4 1 30.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 1.50 0.63 .964 2.22 2.17
1930 CIN NL 32 P 35 22 9 177.2 33 12 20 1 1 .970 1.62 0.91 .964 2.21 2.18
1931 CIN NL 33 P 38 23 12 204.1 60 10 48 2 5 .967 2.55 1.53 .959 2.22 2.19
1932 CIN NL 34 P 35 22 7 179.2 46 6 38 2 1 .957 2.20 1.26 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 CIN NL 35 P 34 19 7 152.2 34 5 27 2 1 .941 1.89 0.94 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 CIN NL 36 P 16 1 0 29.0 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 1.86 0.38 .960 2.27 2.24
1935 BSN NL 37 P 29 0 0 72.0 14 2 12 0 1 1.000 1.75 0.48 .959 2.31 2.28
13 Seasons P 455 261 123 2297.0 584 93 469 22 33 .962 2.20 1.24 .961 2.37 2.34
13 Seasons TOT 455 261 123 2297.0 584 93 469 22 33 .962 2.20 1.24 .961 2.37 2.34
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1923 BSN NL 25 35 9 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 BSN NL 26 30 13 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 BSN NL 27 32 21 32 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1926 BSN NL 28 45 27 45 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1927 NYG NL 29 31 23 31 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1927 BSN NL 29 11 10 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 NYG NL 30 42 36 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 NYG NL 31 41 31 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1930 CIN NL 32 35 22 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 NYG NL 32 8 4 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 CIN NL 33 38 23 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 CIN NL 34 35 22 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 CIN NL 35 34 19 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 CIN NL 36 16 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 BSN NL 37 29 0 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 462 261 462 455 455 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
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
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 NL (4, 46%)
0.46 Career Shares (478th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1928 NL  42 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1928 NL  15 (4th)
1930 NL  14 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1928 NL  69 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1923 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1928 NL  2.00 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1926 NL  1.000 (1st)

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