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Lou Berberet

Louis Joseph Berberet

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: November 20, 1929 in Long Beach, CA
High School: St. Anthony HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1954 (Age 24.301)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Tigers/RedSox/Yankees 1954-1960

Final Game: September 25, 1960 (Age 30.310)
Died: April 6, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1954 NYY AL 24 C 3 1 1 11.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.82 4.00 .986 5.40 5.37 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 25 C 1 1 1 9.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10.00 10.00 .988 5.60 5.50 0 0 0 0 0
1956 WSH AL 26 C 59 54 37 461.2 295 266 28 1 6 .997 5 13 5.73 4.98 .988 5.91 5.86 4 12 15 20 57% 44% 2
1957 WSH AL 27 C 77 71 62 626.1 397 349 48 0 8 1.000 1 2 5.70 5.16 .991 5.92 5.94 7 11 27 24 47% 47% 0
1958 TOT AL 28 C 51 48 41 427.2 268 242 21 5 3 .981 -1 -3 5.53 5.16 .990 6.01 5.95 4 13 12 11 48% 47% 2
1958 WSH AL 28 C 2 2 2 16.0 12 8 3 1 1 .917 0 0 6.19 5.50 .990 6.02 5.95 0 1 2 1 33% 47% 1
1958 BOS AL 28 C 49 46 39 411.2 256 234 18 4 2 .984 -1 -3 5.51 5.14 .990 6.01 5.95 4 12 10 10 50% 47% 1
1959 DET AL 29 C 95 91 86 812.0 556 511 39 6 4 .989 6 9 6.10 5.79 .989 6.08 6.04 6 14 19 24 56% 40% 1
1960 DET AL 30 C 81 68 58 635.0 435 396 36 3 4 .993 5 9 6.12 5.33 .987 5.93 5.92 5 13 21 19 48% 40% 3
7 Seasons C 367 334 286 2982.2 1973 1786 172 15 25 .992 16 6 5.91 5.34 .989 5.97 5.94 26 63 94 98 51% 44% 8
7 Seasons TOT 367 334 286 2982.2 1973 1786 172 15 25 .992 16 6 5.91 5.34 .989 5.97 5.94 26 63 94 98 51% 44% 8
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
1954 NYY AL 24 C 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 25 C 0 0 0
1956 WSH AL 26 C 5 13 5
1957 WSH AL 27 C 1 2 1
1958 WSH AL 28 C 0 0 0
1958 BOS AL 28 C -1 -3 -1
1959 DET AL 29 C 6 9 6
1960 DET AL 30 C 5 9 5
7 Seasons C 16 6 16
7 Seasons TOT 16 6 16

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 NYY AL 24 5 1 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1955 NYY AL 25 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1956 WSH AL 26 95 54 95 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
1957 WSH AL 27 99 71 99 77 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1958 BOS AL 28 57 46 57 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1958 WSH AL 28 5 2 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1959 DET AL 29 100 91 100 95 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1960 DET AL 30 85 68 85 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
7 Seasons 448 334 448 367 0 367 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 1
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1954 NYY AL 24 56 9.31 9.31 2 100% 0 0 9 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 25 37 1.00 2.00 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 WSH AL 26 2099 5.32 5.89 26 85% 0 0 265 18 2 10 235 32 4 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 1 2 4 50%
1957 WSH AL 27 2673 4.40 4.69 48 100% 0 0 344 33 3 5 303 46 15 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 3 5 100%
1958 BOS AL 28 1722 3.64 4.46 26 96% 0 0 222 19 2 6 195 15 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 3 67%
1958 WSH AL 28 77 5.06 5.63 2 100% 0 0 8 0 0 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1959 DET AL 29 3424 4.10 4.72 53 94% 0 0 512 44 0 8 460 40 6 0 0 7 6 1 4 1 0 4 0 0 1 2 100%
1960 DET AL 30 2633 3.44 3.90 39 97% 0 0 397 28 1 11 357 35 7 0 0 5 3 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 3 100%
7 Seasons 12721 4.16 4.70 196 95% 0 0 1767 144 8 41 1573 171 37 0 0 19 14 1 8 5 0 25 0 4 8 17 82%
MLB Averages 3.91 4.41 96% 87%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1954 NYY AL 24 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 NYY AL 25 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 WSH AL 26 4 12 851 15 20 19 57% 15 17 0 2 0 1 2 0 43 24 0.98 0.99
1957 WSH AL 27 7 11 1031 27 23 23 46% 22 22 4 1 1 0 0 0 51 29 1.33 1.24
1958 BOS AL 28 4 12 681 9 10 9 53% 7 7 1 3 1 0 1 0 32 16 1.34 1.54
1958 WSH AL 28 0 1 39 2 1 1 33% 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 2 1.64 1.68
1959 DET AL 29 6 14 1259 19 24 22 56% 19 23 0 0 0 1 1 0 59 27 1.38 0.97
1960 DET AL 30 5 13 937 21 19 18 48% 19 17 2 1 0 1 3 0 53 22 1.11 1.29
7 Seasons 26 63 4851 93 97 92 51% 83 86 7 7 3 4 8 0 242 120 1.24 1.17
MLB Averages 43% 1.18 1.17



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1959 AL  95 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1959 AL  511 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1959 AL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1957 AL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  7 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1957 AL  27 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1957 AL  24 (3rd)
1959 AL  24 (4th)
1960 AL  19 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1956 AL  57.1 (1st)
1959 AL  55.8 (1st)
1960 AL  47.5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1956 AL  5 (1st)
1957 AL  1 (5th)
1959 AL  6 (1st)
1960 AL  5 (3rd)
Career  16 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1960 AL  6.12 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1959 AL  5.79 (3rd)
1960 AL  5.33 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1957 AL  1.000 (1st)
1959 AL  .989 (4th)
1960 AL  .993 (2nd)

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