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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 Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1951 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1952 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 24 NYY AL 5 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 153 2 0 0 0 0 /2
1955 25 NYY AL 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 146 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1956 26 WSH AL 95 256 207 25 54 6 3 4 27 0 0 46 33 .261 .402 .377 .779 111 78 7 3 0 0 9 2
1957 27 WSH AL 99 312 264 24 69 11 2 7 36 0 1 41 38 .261 .359 .398 .757 109 105 12 2 1 5 5 2
1958 28 TOT AL 62 210 173 11 36 5 3 2 18 0 2 35 33 .208 .344 .306 .651 77 53 5 1 1 0 1 2
1958 28 WSH AL 5 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .167 .500 .167 .667 95 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1958 28 BOS AL 57 200 167 11 35 5 3 2 18 0 2 31 32 .210 .337 .311 .648 76 52 5 1 1 0 1 2
1959 29 DET AL 100 379 338 38 73 8 2 13 44 0 0 35 59 .216 .284 .367 .651 74 124 9 0 0 7 1 2
1960 30 DET AL 85 278 232 18 45 4 0 5 23 2 0 41 31 .194 .313 .276 .589 59 64 6 1 0 4 4 2
7 Yrs 448 1447 1224 118 281 34 10 31 153 2 3 200 195 .230 .337 .350 .687 86 428 39 7 2 16 20
162 Game Avg. 162 523 443 43 102 12 4 11 55 1 1 72 71 .230 .337 .350 .687 86 155 14 3 1 6
WSH (3 yrs) 199 578 477 49 124 17 5 11 63 0 1 91 72 .260 .381 .386 .766 110 184 19 5 1 5 14
NYY (2 yrs) 7 12 10 2 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 150 4 0 0 0 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 185 657 570 56 118 12 2 18 67 2 0 76 90 .207 .296 .330 .626 68 188 15 1 0 11 5
BOS (1 yr) 57 200 167 11 35 5 3 2 18 0 2 31 32 .210 .337 .311 .648 76 52 5 1 1 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1954 24 NYY AL 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1955 25 NYY AL 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1956 26 WSH AL 95 256 5 -1 -1 5 2 11 1.1 8 19 1.9 .512 .507 1.3 0.8 14 2
1957 27 WSH AL 99 312 1 -1 -2 1 4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .503 .502 1.1 0.4 11 2
1958 28 WSH AL 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1958 28 BOS AL 57 200 -5 -0 -0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.3 0.1 3 2
1959 29 DET AL 100 379 -15 -3 0 6 5 -6 -0.8 12 5 0.4 .493 .496 -0.2 1.1 -1 2
1960 30 DET AL 85 278 -15 0 -1 5 4 -6 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .492 .496 -0.4 0.9 -3 2
7 Seasons 448 1447 -28 -5 -3 16 18 -2 -0.6 44 43 3.8 .499 .500 2.3 3.4 27
WSH (3 yrs) 199 578 6 -3 -2 6 6 14 1.4 18 31 3.1 .507 .504 2.5 1.3 25
NYY (2 yrs) 7 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .517 .500 0.2 0.0 1
DET (2 yrs) 185 657 -30 -3 -1 11 9 -13 -1.6 20 7 0.4 .493 .496 -0.6 2.0 -4
BOS (1 yr) 57 200 -5 -0 -0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.2 .493 .497 0.3 0.1 3

Standard Fielding

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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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 AL  9 (4th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2255), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (356th), 3.8 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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